Sent out by Martin Simons

Team Handicap Controller’s Report at 1 March ’18

Thank you for completing all your 1st round matches ahead of time and just before the snow blizzards arrived.  That’s excellent timing!  All matches appeared to be tense and close.  In particular, the Wimborne v Purbeck match played last night was very exciting with the required score only just being achieved.  Well played all winning teams.  Hope all losing teams enjoyed their matches and we look forward to seeing you next year.

1st Round Results – winning teams underlined (Please see below for the detailed results)

Weymouth (141)     2 – 4      Dorchester (137) … No Handicap

Wimborne  (141) 3½ – 2½   Purbeck (133) … Wimborne were required to win by 3½ – 2½

Poole          (135)  4½ – 1½    Highcliffe (128) … Poole were required to win by 3½ – 2½

New Milton (127) 1½ – 4½   Southbourne (136) … Southbourne were required to win by 3½ – 2½

Semi-final draw

Dorchester v Poole …. a repeat of last year’s semi-final clash but this time Dorchester are at home and have a chance to seek revenge.

Southbourne v Wimborne

The captains are as follows: Dorchester – Mark Potter, Wimborne – Peter Wilcock, Poole – Ciprian Stanciu (please copy in Eric Sachs), Southbourne – John Harris (please use the Southbourne Chess Club email) Hopefully people’s email addresses will be obvious based on this distribution.

Please can you ensure all matches are played by Friday, 13th April 2018.  This gives you just over 6 weeks to play the match.  Please remember that you can select a different set of players and average team grade for the semi-final without penalty so this will mean there is no pressure to play the same 6 players and also gives each club more flexibility when selecting teams.  The handicap system is designed to give clubs who play with a lower average team grade a sporting chance to win the match.

Could all home captains please contact the away captain within 7 days to agree a date.  Please contact me if you are having any problems or if you have any questions. Once again, I attach the latest set of rules and a match scoresheet (please familiarise yourselves with rule 7 on tie breaks as the average grades used in the 1st round were similar amongst all teams).  I am happy to receive the results and detailed match scoresheets by email and/or you can enter the results on LMS.

Good luck! Martin

1st Round result details are below (pl click to enlarge)

B&DCL Team Handicap Cup_010318

Please click to open Knockout rules: BDCL Team Handicap Knockout Rules (revised 2015) pdf

Please click to open score sheet: B&DCL Match Score Sheet pdf