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
PosNameGrade Pts
1stJames Forster172
Mike Waddington188
3rdLarissa Cuthbert905
Adam Ursell138
Graham White144
Ian Clark186
7thJamie Doyle85
Richard Ursell151
Grzegorz Sawicki177
10thDan Ursell424
Florence Spirling50
Paul Jackson132
13thMark Spalding95
Tim Jones107
John Harris119
Steve Pollyn148
17thJanet Lucas563
Nigel Purry73
Alan Reid92
Chris Roberts108
Peter Austin130
Brian Curran149
Len Laker155
24thJake Doyle50
25thStuart Denyer402
Wendy Cuthbert40
Adrian Cuthbert50
Chaz Best90
Paul Sandy120
30thColin Webb751