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

1Bruce JenksSouthbourne1800-1Mike DugganPoole192
2James ForsterSouthbourne1760-1Ian ClarkWimborne191
3Grzegorz SawickiSouthbourne1750-1Henryk SubaruUnattached190
4Russ PeggSouthbourne1720-1Allan PleasantsWimborne190
5Reenen Du ToitNew Milton1660-1John WeatherlakePoole175
6David Bradley-BrockNew Milton1591/2 -1/2David FullerPoole164
7Michael WilliamsSouthbourne1470-1Martin ClancyRingwood152
9Len LakerSouthbourne1441/2-1/2Dragi PopovicPoole146
10Richard UrsellHighcliffe1421/2-1/2Steve PollynUnattached144
11Michael LitchfieldSouthbourne1390-1Tim JoyceWimborne140
12Ivan WillisBournemouth1380-1Richard SmithPoole137
13Steve DisneyNew Milton1321/2-1/2Simon FoxPoole136
14Phil SorensenBournemouth1311-0Simon PattersonPoole136
15Paul ErringtonBournemouth1301/2-1/2Alan TylerWimborne135
16Andrew AldertonBournemouth1300-1Tarik ReghifPoole132
17John HarrisSouthbourne1281-0Tony LeachPoole130
18John OldfieldBournemouth1280-1Adam JaggardPoole122
19John BelingerNew Milton1241-0Mike RutterPoole117
20David ArorashSouthbourne1150-1Graham HillmanWimborne114
21Chris LaneSouthbourne1141-0Christine RobertsPoole108
22Ron SalingerHighcliffe1091-0Tony PritchardPoole103
23Frank Hamilton-TaylorSouthbourne1081-0Bryan LosePoole100
24Andrew MansonHighcliffe1050-1David LewisWimborne100
25John BeasantNew Milton971/2-1/2Ted Paul (Junior)Poole100
26Bill PageNew Milton951/2-1/2Greg WebbWimborne97
27Nigel PurrySouthbourne891/2-1/2Paul TrowbridgePoole75
28Tim McCullaghSouthbourne861/2-1/2David LockwoodPoole76
29John JenkinsHighcliffe821-0Steve BaileyPoole69
30Rachel RichardsonHighcliffe811-0Derek JonesBournemouth66