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Pre-season blitz tournament

14 players took part in a pre-season blitz tournament held on the 22nd August. This was a seven round swiss with 10 minutes per player per game. The clear winner with a round to spare was Hossam with 6.5 points, although he should really have lost to Jeremy who stalemated him.

Ethan did well to come joint 5th with 4 points and  Martin appears to be seriously under rated at rapid chess.

Thanks to Steve Alcock for running it.

The results were:
1 Hossam Aboushady  (142)   6.5  | +B10  =W9  +B8 +W4  +B2  +W3  +B5 
2 Nic  Fallowfield (167)               5.0  | +W6  +B4  =W3  =B5  -W1  +B7  +W8 
3 Martin Berridge  (113)              4.5  | +B11 =W8  =B2  +W6  +W5 -B1  =W4 
4 Richard Wilkinson (125)          4.5  | +B14 -W2  +B7  -B1  +W13  +W8 =B3 
5 Eric Horwill (134)                     4.0 | =BYE +W13 +B10 =W2  -B3  +B9  -W1
6 Colin Woodall (112)                 4.0   | -B2  +W14 +B9  -B3 -W7 +B12  +W10 
7 Ethan Chan Smith (UG)          4.0   | -B8 +W11 -W4  +B10 +B6  -W2  +B14 
8 Julie Wilson (137)                    3.5  | +W7 =B3  -W1 +B12 +W9  -B4   -B2   
9 Jeremy Humphries (123)         3.5  | +W12  =B1 -W6 +B13 -B8  -W5  +B11   
10 Trevor Tennant  (47)              3.0  | -W1  +B12 -W5  -W7  +B14 +W11 -B6  
11 Tony Williams  (UG)               2.0  | -W3  -B7  -B13 +W14 +W12 -B10 -W9  
12 Tom Williams (UG)                 2.0  | -B9  -W10 +B14  -W8  -B11 -W6  +W13  
13 Zdzislaw Brodzinski (Fide 1577)      1.5  | =BYE  -B5  +W11 -W9  -B4  -W14 -B12   
14 Seth Chan Smith (UG)           1.0  | -W4  -B6  -W12  -B11 -W10 +B13  -W7


Tony Evers tournament

This annual friendly match against Halesowen was won by Stourbridge on 24th July.

Halesowen

Result

Stourbridge

1.      Bob Grimes

0

1

Nic Fallowfield  173

2.      Don Curry 133

0

1

John Foxall 144

3.      Paul Evans 127

0

1

Hossam Aboushady 142 (est)

4.      Tony Stokes 125

0

1

Eric Horwill 130

5.      Peter Banks 118

0

1

Ron Evans 129

6.      John Southcote 105

0

1

Tony Shaw 129

7.      Tony Taylor 102

0

1

Richard Wilkinson 121

8.      Maureen Clark UG

0

1

Jeremy Humphries 115

9.      David Etheridge 91

½

½

Colin Woodall 108

10.  David Roberts UG

0

1

Steve Alcock 102

11.  Martyn Hathaway 82

1

0

Thomas Williams UG

12.  Paul Taylor

1

0

Tony Williams UG

13.  Joyce Evans 69

1

0

Ethan Chan Smith UG

14.  Chris Haddon 65

1

0

Seth Chan Smith UG

 

 

 


Summer Tournament Results after round 5

John Foxall played another accurate endgame to draw with Martin who was 2 pawns up at one stage. They share first place with Don Curry who beat Richard. All three have 4 points.

No

NAME

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

SCORE

1.

John Foxall

8B=

10B+

7B+

9B+

3B=

4

2.

Julie Wilson

10W=

13B+

8W=

5B-

9W+

3

3.

Martin Berridge

12B+

6W+

4W+

Bye=

1W=

4

4.

Sam Bradley

14W+

Bye=

3B-

Bye=

Bye-

2

5.

Don Curry

15B+

Bye=

Bye=

2W+

7W+

4

6.

Eric Horwill

11B+

3B-

15W+

Bye=

8W+

7.

Richard Wilkinson

16W+

Bye=

1W-

13B+

5B-

8.

Jeremy Humphries

1W=

16B+

2B=

Bye=

6B-

9.

Chris Cox

17B+

Bye=

11W+

1W-

2B-

10

Steve Alcock

2B=

1W-

12W+

Bye=

Bye=

11

Tony Taylor

6W-

17W+

9B-

12B=

Bye=

2

12

Trevor Tennant

3W-

Bye=

10B-

11W=

17B+

2

13

Colin Woodall

Bye=

2W-

14B+

7W-

15B+

14

Ethan Chan Smith

4B-

15W-

13W-

17B+

16W-

1

15

Thomas Williams

5W-

14B+

6B-

Bye=

13W-

16

Tony Williams

7B-

8W-

17W+

Bye=

14B+

17

Seth Chan Smith

9W-

11B-

16B-

14W-

12W-

0


AGM

The club's AGM was held on 23rd May. The following awards were made:
  • The Presidents Cup, awarded for services to the club, was presented to Dave Scriven (13th consecutive year)
  • The Denis Fernihough Trophy, awarded for most improved player, was presented to Joe Bombardini. Joe was new to chess and has made rapid progress.
  • The Sydney Willets Trophy, awarded to the best club player, was presented to Zibby Koncki for his fighting style and excellent results on board one.

Dates for your diary

  • 6th June - summer tournament starts
  • 20th June - summer tournament round 2
  • 4th July - summer tournament round 3
  • 6th July - club dinner
  • 18th July -summer tournament round 4
  • 24th July - Tony Evers match
  • 1st August - summer tournament round 5
  • 22nd August - pre-season blitz tournament
  • 29th August - invitation blitz tournament

ECF Membership

As you probably know, if you’re going to play in any chess leagues or congresses you now need to be a member of the ECF.

The Federation has engaged a new provider for their membership system.

If you are joining the ECF for the first time, there is a guide available here:

If you were a member of the Federation last year and wish to renew your membership for the coming season you need the Guide to renewing your ECF membership

I fyou are unsure what type of membership you need the following link may be useful: different types of membership


Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy

During school term-time the club meets on most Saturday mornings 10:00 am to 11:45 am at King's School Worcester, next to the Worcester Cathedral. Enter from Castle Place WR1 2NB. Most sessions are supervised by Ray Collett.

If you would like to join us, please contact Ray Collett by e-mail or by telephone Worcester 454 754 before your child's first attendance.

See Worcester Junior Chess Academy for more information.

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