Western Counties Championship – Dorset and Wilts lose to Devon
Dorset and Wilts went down 12.5 – 3.5 to Devon. Ian Clark, captain of the Dorset and Wilts team, comments that, “The result was very good and we have had the best result against Devon! The result of this match means that if we can beat Somerset in the last round on 21st March we will finish 4th.” Indeed, no other team has taken more than 2 game points off Devon so far.
The results from the other matches and the league table are on the Cornwall website.
Ian has also annotated his game from the match against a strong opponent, in which he showed his characteristic tactical sharpness. He says “I was obviously pleased with my game, managing to survive a kingside attack and finding the moves to finish off my opponent“. The game is given at the end of this report.
|Devon||Dorset & Wiltshire|
|Mackle Dominic||2193||1||Pleasants Allan||2069||0|
|Underwood Jonathan||2163||1||Headlong Tim||2088||0|
|O’Neill Paul||2157||0||Clark Ian||2050||1|
|Braun Walter||2155||1||Gorgun Aliriza||2043||0|
|Haynes Jos||2120||1||Adaway Bill||1881||0|
|Thorpe Tom||2085||1||Du Toit Reenan||1908||0|
|Homer Stephen||1991||1||Georgiou George||1848||0|
|Brusey Alan||2042||1||Burton Ron||1848||0|
|Hampton Paul||2036||1||Leeson Chris||1784||0|
|Lowe Chris||2024||0.5||Headlong Georgia||1757||0.5|
|Archer-Lock Chris||2005||0.5||Steevens Malcolm||1750||0.5|
|Wensley Oliver||2004||1||Jones Tim||1698||0|
|Martin Steve||1952||0||O’Byrne Danny||1743||1|
|Gosling Brian||1993||0.5||Ludlow Roy||1675||0.5|
|Marshall Michael||1874||1||Sandy Paul||1618||0|
|Marston Alastair||1766||1||McCullagh Tim||1300||0|