Southbourne Christmas Handicap was a huge success – here are the results!

Southbourne Christmas Handicap was a huge success – here are the results!

Chess Christmas (2)


Message from Father Christmas (rumoured to be Martin Simons):



Please find the attached results from last night’s tournament (Fri 20 Dec at Tuckton) which was played in very good spirit and to the accompaniment of Christmas music.

There was an excellent turnout of 30 players who enjoyed the Bucks Fizz and mince pies (not too sure who ate the most!)

Well done to the joint winners, James Forster and Mike Waddington who came joint 1st with 5.5 out of 7.

There were outstanding performance from the juniors – Larissa Cuthbert who came joint 3rd, Jamie Doyle who came joint 7th, Florence Spirling who came joint 10th and Jack Doyle who came 24th.

Mention also to the 3 lady players, Janet Lucas, Chris Roberts and Wendy Cuthbert who all performed well.

However, everyone appeared to have lots of fun and they were all winners as they won at least one Christmas present!

We look forward to seeing as many of you next year.

Best wishes

Father Christmas – Ho, ho, ho!


Chess ChristmasAs a footnote, there was an excellent performance from Dan Ursell who came joint 10th despite having a grade of only 42.

Also and very interestingly, the 3 player Ursell family beat the 3 player Cuthbert family by 13.5 – 9 but the Ursells did outgrade the Cuthberts by some 150 points!

Best wishes



ps  Many thanks, as always to Martin Simons and all at Southbourne Chess Club who generously give time and resources  to make this popular event possible every year


Southbourne Chess Club
Christmas (Time Handicap) Tournament
7 rounds
Friday 20th December 2019
Pos Name Grade   Pts
1st James Forster 172
Mike Waddington 188
3rd Larissa Cuthbert 90 5
Adam Ursell 138
Graham White 144
Ian Clark 186
7th Jamie Doyle 85
Richard Ursell 151
Grzegorz Sawicki 177
10th Dan Ursell 42 4
Florence Spirling 50
Paul Jackson 132
13th Mark Spalding 95
Tim Jones 107
John Harris 119
Steve Pollyn 148
17th Janet Lucas 56 3
Nigel Purry 73
Alan Reid 92
Chris Roberts 108
Peter Austin 130
Brian Curran 149
Len Laker 155
24th Jake Doyle 50
25th Stuart Denyer 40 2
Wendy Cuthbert 40
Adrian Cuthbert 50
Chaz Best 90
Paul Sandy 120
30th Colin Webb 75 1