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 & WiltshireSomerset
1Allan Pleasants20690.5Jack Rudd23470.5
2Alliss Richard20500Peter Chaplin20491
3Clark Ian20501Alice Lampard19610
4Adaway Bill18810George Miller19421
5Weatherlake John18871Nick Best19000
6Burton Ron18480.5Edward Small18710.5
7Ursell Richard17880.5Nevill Senior17700.5
8Headlong Fenella17880.5Golf Sookphanick17350.5
9Lundin Terje17650Oliver Isaac17131
10Joyce Tim16981Arnold Aciber17000
11Parsons David16380Peter Dimond16711
12Doyle Jamie16241Yuvraj Kumar16380
13Thompson Colin15701Haroon Symonds15870
14Owen Phil15550.5Martyn Maber15140.5
15Stanicki Wieslaw13001William Veitch13900
16Burton Louis12480.5Jack Hill13500.5


Match PointsGame Points
Dorset & Wilts333

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