West of England Online: Hants/Dorset/Wilts lose in round 4

West of England Online: Hants/Dorset/Wilts lose in round 4

Following defeats in rounds 1 and 3 and a bye in round 2, the combined Hants/Dorset/Wilts team faced a Cornwall team which on paper they looked to have a chance against: Cornwall had a significant rating advantage on the top board but the remaining 14 boards were fairly evenly matched, with Hants/Dorset/Wilts actually being higher rated on 9 boards.   However, they went down once more, this time 9-6.

4 Dorset players took part, these being Allan Pleasants (Weymouth), Bill Adaway (Wimborne), Tim Jones (New Milton) and Jamie Doyle (Southbourne) all playing on the top 7 boards with one of them, Tim, winning and Bill drawing.

Cornwall 9 – 6             Hants/Dorset/Wilts
1 2239 Robin Kneebone 1 – 0 Allan Pleasants 2047
2 2041 Jeremy Menadue 0.5 – 0.5 Keith Gregory 2027
3 1958 Lloyd Retallick 0.5 – 0.5 William Adaway 1859
4 1801 Trevor Palmer 0 – 1 James Chilton 1838
5 1781 Jamie Morgan 0.5 – 0.5 Graham Stuart 1765
6 1773 Grant Healey 0 – 1 Tim Jones 1758
7 1719 Richard Smith 1 – 0 Jamie Doyle 1712
8 1615 Martin Pope 1 – 0 Chris McSheehy 1731
9 1552 Bryan Jones 1 – 0 Roy Ludlow 1670
10 1539 John Constable 1 – 0 David Culliford 1661
11 1464 Maria Evdokimova 0 – 1 George Feltham 1620
12 1454 Richard Nancarrow 1 – 0 Ashraf Syed 1521
13 1448 Peter Doubleday 0.5 – 0.5 Patrick Pavey 1467
14 1431 Ian Renshaw 0.5 – 0.5 Sofia Syed 1436
15 1429 Joseph Gregory 0.5 – 0.5 Stephen Lefevre 1418