Western Counties Championship – Dorset & Wilts beat Somerset in the final round

Western Counties Championship – Dorset & Wilts beat Somerset in the final round

Dorset & Wilts finished the Western Counties on a high, beating Somerset 9-7 in the final round. The match was decided on the bottom boards: the top 8 boards were level on 4-4 but Dorset and Wilts won the bottom 8 boards 5-3.

Once again Allan Pleasants acquitted himself very well, having the better side of a draw with IM Jack Rudd. John Weatherlake played a very pretty game which I give at the end.

Dorset and Wilts finished 4th overall. Devon won the championship in emphatic style, beating all the opposition by large margins.

More details are on the Chess Results Server and the Cornwall website.

Dorset & Wiltshire Somerset
Board Name Rating Score Name Rating Score
1 Allan Pleasants 2069 0.5 Jack Rudd 2347 0.5
2 Alliss Richard 2050 0 Peter Chaplin 2049 1
3 Clark Ian 2050 1 Alice Lampard 1961 0
4 Adaway Bill 1881 0 George Miller 1942 1
5 Weatherlake John 1887 1 Nick Best 1900 0
6 Burton Ron 1848 0.5 Edward Small 1871 0.5
7 Ursell Richard 1788 0.5 Nevill Senior 1770 0.5
8 Headlong Fenella 1788 0.5 Golf Sookphanick 1735 0.5
9 Lundin Terje 1765 0 Oliver Isaac 1713 1
10 Joyce Tim 1698 1 Arnold Aciber 1700 0
11 Parsons David 1638 0 Peter Dimond 1671 1
12 Doyle Jamie 1624 1 Yuvraj Kumar 1638 0
13 Thompson Colin 1570 1 Haroon Symonds 1587 0
14 Owen Phil 1555 0.5 Martyn Maber 1514 0.5
15 Stanicki Wieslaw 1300 1 William Veitch 1390 0
16 Burton Louis 1248 0.5 Jack Hill 1350 0.5
Totals 9.0 7.0

 

Match Points Game Points
Devon 10 68
Cornwall 8 42.5
Gloucestershire 6 44
Dorset & Wilts 3 33
Somerset 2 26
Hampshire 1 25.5

N.B the game points add up to 239 rather than 240 as the Glouc – Hants match was scored 10-5.