2 Towns 12 Sept: Poole 17 Bournemouth 12; 1st Poole win in 4 years – Martin: “Great evening, well done Poole!” Score details

2 Towns 12 Sept: Poole 17 Bournemouth 12; 1st Poole win in 4 years – Martin: “Great evening, well done Poole!” Score details

2 Towns Match 12 Sept '18Please note results details at foot of this report

12 Sept. Poole Captain Eric Sachs Reports:

On a most enjoyable night as the season commenced with  the traditional curtain raiser, Poole beat Bournemouth 17-12 to win the trophy for the first time in 4 years. Quote from the losing captain Martin Simons “it was a great night, great venue, great spirit and some great chess and very well done to Poole”. Martin complimented his team on arriving by 7.15pm for the match and he had no withdrawals. His actual words….”proud and impressed”.

Winning captain Eric Sachs commented ‘ I am so proud of our team where 18 Poole club members took part and were supported ably by Wimborne and Ringwood players. It was a night when all the players came together, but it is lot of work arranging. Martin did much to bring all his players to the match and was very gracious in stepping down to even up the pairings on the top board. It’s nice to win at the time, and disappointing to lose on the night, but the overall success of the event and the spirit of 58 local players giving their best, playing chess, is the real winner. Special thanks to the helpers Steve Bailey, John Weatherlake, Adam Jaggard and Graham Morris for managing the bookstall etc and anyone else I have forgotten who supported the evening”.

In the main photo (top of this item) Martin, on the left passes the 2 Towns Trophy to winners Eric Sach’s Poole.

ps Many thanks to Poole for providing the excellent facilities and also the Captains – Martin Simons (Bournemouth) & Eric Sachs (Poole) who put so much work in to make the evening such a success. There were 62 on the night, of whom 58 took part

2 Towns chess match 12 Sept

2 Towns Match 12 Sept '18

Result details

Bournemouth v Poole
No Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 Bruce Jenks Southbourne 180 0-1 Mike Duggan Poole 192
2 James Forster Southbourne 176 0-1 Ian Clark Wimborne 191
3 Grzegorz Sawicki Southbourne 175 0-1 Henryk Subaru Unattached 190
4 Russ Pegg Southbourne 172 0-1 Allan Pleasants Wimborne 190
5 Reenen Du Toit New Milton 166 0-1 John Weatherlake Poole 175
6 David Bradley-Brock New Milton 159 1/2 -1/2 David Fuller Poole 164
7 Michael Williams Southbourne 147 0-1 Martin Clancy Ringwood 152
8 CANCELLED CANCELLED
9 Len Laker Southbourne 144 1/2-1/2 Dragi Popovic Poole 146
10 Richard Ursell Highcliffe 142 1/2-1/2 Steve Pollyn Unattached 144
11 Michael Litchfield Southbourne 139 0-1 Tim Joyce Wimborne 140
12 Ivan Willis Bournemouth 138 0-1 Richard Smith Poole 137
13 Steve Disney New Milton 132 1/2-1/2 Simon Fox Poole 136
14 Phil Sorensen Bournemouth 131 1-0 Simon Patterson Poole 136
15 Paul Errington Bournemouth 130 1/2-1/2 Alan Tyler Wimborne 135
16 Andrew Alderton Bournemouth 130 0-1 Tarik Reghif Poole 132
17 John Harris Southbourne 128 1-0 Tony Leach Poole 130
18 John Oldfield Bournemouth 128 0-1 Adam Jaggard Poole 122
19 John Belinger New Milton 124 1-0 Mike Rutter Poole 117
20 David Arorash Southbourne 115 0-1 Graham Hillman Wimborne 114
21 Chris Lane Southbourne 114 1-0 Christine Roberts Poole 108
22 Ron Salinger Highcliffe 109 1-0 Tony Pritchard Poole 103
23 Frank Hamilton-Taylor Southbourne 108 1-0 Bryan Lose Poole 100
24 Andrew Manson Highcliffe 105 0-1 David Lewis Wimborne 100
25 John Beasant New Milton 97 1/2-1/2 Ted Paul (Junior) Poole 100
26 Bill Page New Milton 95 1/2-1/2 Greg Webb Wimborne 97
27 Nigel Purry Southbourne 89 1/2-1/2 Paul Trowbridge Poole 75
28 Tim McCullagh Southbourne 86 1/2-1/2 David Lockwood Poole 76
29 John Jenkins Highcliffe 82 1-0 Steve Bailey Poole 69
30 Rachel Richardson Highcliffe 81 1-0 Derek Jones Bournemouth 66
Score 12-17