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.

 

Devon Dorset & Wiltshire
Name Rating Name Rating
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

Totals

12.5 3.5