2 Towns Match 13 Sept ends as exciting 14-14 draw – after tense final game between Tim Joyce & Rob Davenport!

2 Towns Match 13 Sept ends as exciting 14-14 draw – after tense final game between Tim Joyce & Rob Davenport!

Martin Simons reports on a great evening last night at Poole:-

With teams evenly balanced, it was an exciting evening, real end to end stuff and a great opening season curtain raiser!  Due to the closeness of the individual matches, most players stayed to the bitter end to watch nervously as the individual results came trickling in and no team appearing to gain a significant advantage. 

With the match score level after 27 boards, it all boiled down to the last individual encounter on board 13 between Tim Joyce (Poole) and Rob Davenport (Bournemouth).  Tim was holding a material advantage on the board but the tension was mounting as he only had seconds remaining on his clock and Rob, with an extra 10 minutes, calmly taking his time, was putting up an excellent defence for the Bournemouth team.  Everyone could hear a pin drop.  In the end, a sportsman’s draw was agreed leaving the match fairly tied at 14-14 with everyone happy and the cup shared, which is the first time since 2001!

Since this annual event started in 1985, Bournemouth have been winners 16 times, Poole 12 times and the cup shared 5 times!

This augers well for an exciting season in the B&DCL with the new league format of 6 teams per division across 5 divisions

Two Towns Match : Wednesday 13th September 2017
Bournemouth v Poole
No Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 Martin Simons Southbourne 193 0 – 1 Oscar Garcia Poole 192
2 James Forster Southbourne 169 1 – 0 Mike Duggan Poole 184
3 Reenen Du Toit New Milton 166 0 – 1 Ian Clark Wimborne 183
4 Grzegorz Sawicki Southbourne 165 ½ – ½ Chip Stanciu Poole 169
5 Martin Clancy Ringwood 164 ½ – ½ Dragi Popovic Poole 153
6 Mike Williams Southbourne 152 1 – 0 Ivan Willis Bournemouth 144
7 Richard Ursell Highcliffe 147 0 – 1 John Weatherlake Poole 140
8 Ken Smith Highcliffe 145 0 – 1 Paul Jackson Bournemouth 139
9 Michael Litchfield Southbourne 144 1 – 0 John Oldfield Bournemouth 137
10 Phil Sorensen Bournemouth 137 ½ – ½ Alan Tyler Wimborne 135
11 Barry Jolly New Milton 132 ½ – ½ Tarik Reghif Poole 132
12 Steve Disney New Milton 132 0 – 1 Tony Buckfield Wimborne 129
13 Rob Davenport Ringwood 128 ½ – ½ Tim Joyce Wimborne 127
14 Adam Ursell Highcliffe 122 ½ – ½ Simon Paterson Poole 127
15 Andrew Anderton Bournemouth 122 0 – 1 John Bowley Wimborne 125
16 John Harris Southbourne 120 0 – 1 Mike Rutter Poole 117
17 John Belinger New Milton 119 1 – 0 Richie Smith Poole 109
18 Paul Errington Bournemouth 119 1 – 0 Chris Ambrose Poole 108
19 Malcolm Day Ringwood 117 ½ – ½ John George Wimborne 102
20 John Beasant New Milton 115 ½ – ½ Danni Valero Poole 100
21 Martin Buse Southbourne 105 ½ – ½ Will Moore Wimborne 96
22 Darrell Sturmey Ringwood 103 ½ – ½ David Lane Wimborne 83
23 Bill Page New Milton 101 1 – 0 Tim McCullagh Poole 91
24 Roger Howell Highcliffe 91 1 – 0 Derek Chapman Poole 79
25 Alex Gorbayovs New Milton 91 1 – 0 Steve Bailey Poole 67
26 Nigel Purry Southbourne 88 0 – 1 Paul Trowbridge Poole 66
27 Greg Webb Wimborne 96 0 – 1 Chris Roberts Poole 95
28 Bryan Lose Poole 100 1 – 0 David Lockwood Poole 78
Score 14 – 14

 

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