County Captains for 2015/2016

Open - Mike Conroy

U180 - Bill O'Rourke

U160 - Bill O'Rourke

U140 - Dave Almond

U120 - Dave Thorp

U100 - Steve Crook

Roses Lancaster

The annual "war of the roses" took place on Sunday 5th March at Bury, close to the Yorkshire border.

During the preliminary stages of the NCCU matches are a 12 board affair.

Lancashire were at a new home venue ,courtesy of Bury Bridge Club, at the Bury Athenaeum.

Fitted carpets, comfy seats ,coffee percolator, centrally heated. The venue is oppostie the Bus and Tram station between 2 pubs and with plenty of parking.  

So as a playing venue, perfect for the avid chess player!   Board average, Lancashire 130 and Yorkshire 123. A slight advantage to Lancashire?  No, from experience the grade differences in these matches are wiped away - after all it is the "war of the roses" matchup. 

In the end Lancashire won the day, but it was a close match.  7-5 winners in the end.  However, the match, as it always seems to be these days went to the wire.

As the match entered into the final game, Lancashire were leading 6-5.  However, the match situation meant that Lancashire needed a draw to win the match, having lost on the top boards.

Pete Edhouse, according to his captain, had a dubious position.  So the odds did not look good.  However, with accurate play and some neat tactics near the end, Pete managed to convert the position into a win.  With it, he confirimed Lancashire as winners of the match.

The war of the roses will continue, within the other sections.  On this day, it was the turn of the red rose to come up triumphant!

NCCU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Section: U140
Round: Preliminary

Date: 5-Mar-2017

 

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Lancashire

v

Yorkshire

 

code

name

grade

 

code

name

grade 

1.

278458A

Almond , David S

139

0-1

180285K

Ross , Andy

136

2.

263419D

Widdup , Jason

134

0-1

128551J

Pearce , Neville

125

3.

109735A

Dobson , Emlyn

137

½-½

162816B

Stothard , David

131

4.

273702E

Mangaray , Abigail

137

1-0

303746A

Hackett , Thomas

128

5.

114476F

Litherland , James A

131

½-½

119839H

Strickland , Ian D

127

6.

116399B

O ' Mara Paul

126

1-0

111701E

Grice , Alec

128

7.

246222K

Edhouse , Peter

132

1-0

125922C

Gelder , Paul

128

8.

289044G

Farthing , Michael

126

1-0

179328H

Brooke , John

120

9.

256834C

Glover , Gordon

120

½-½

185540C

Harrington , Steve

116

10.

110640F

Flaherty ,Steve

126

½-½

270233C

White , Richard

118

11.

231485L

Jerzynek , Neil

125

1-0

302373E

Cullam , Dale H

113

12.

147523L

Jinks , Anthony

116

0-1

220056K

Forbes , Stephen

109

 

 

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