Western Counties Championship – Dorset and Wilts lose to Devon

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.


DevonDorset & Wiltshire
Mackle Dominic21931Pleasants Allan20690
Underwood Jonathan21631Headlong Tim20880
O’Neill Paul21570Clark Ian20501
Braun Walter21551Gorgun Aliriza20430
Haynes Jos21201Adaway Bill18810
Thorpe Tom20851Du Toit Reenan19080
Homer Stephen19911Georgiou George18480
Brusey Alan20421Burton Ron18480
Hampton Paul20361Leeson Chris17840
Lowe Chris20240.5Headlong Georgia17570.5
Archer-Lock Chris20050.5Steevens Malcolm17500.5
Wensley Oliver20041Jones Tim16980
Martin Steve19520O’Byrne Danny17431
Gosling Brian19930.5Ludlow Roy16750.5
Marshall Michael18741Sandy Paul16180
Marston Alastair17661McCullagh Tim13000