The U1800 Qualifying competition is a three horse race: Essex, Leics and Northumberland. Details of the matches will be given in the tabbed display below. Click on the tabs to open the sub pages; currently there is only the fixture list to view. Details will include all match tables and all games played.
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Essex U1800 match details
|Date||Round||Home team||Score||Away Team|
|17 July 2021||Qual 1||Northumberland||7½-4½||Essex|
|21 August 2021||Qual 2||Essex||4½-7½||Leics|
Played 17 July 2021
|1||James McKay 1767||1-0||Egor Latypov 1795|
|2||Jack Erskine-Pereira 1795||1-0||Peter McCarron 1719|
|3||Mark McKay 1823||1-0||Adrian Billingsley 1713|
|4||Dave Stebbings 1768||0-1||David Smith 1704|
|5||Andrew Perella 1746||1-0||Felix Todd 1669|
|6||Raj Mohindra 1703||1-0||Olga Latypova 1659|
|7||John Horton 1697||1-0||Kenneth Butcher 1664|
|8||Dave Peardon 1681||0-1||Ruqayyah Rida 1630|
|9||Shruti Pai 1625||½-½||Dai Harris 1600|
|10||Ian Chester 1573||1-0(def)||Nandi Korossy 1598|
|11||Steve Larkin 1552||0-1||Emmet Clarke 1478|
|12||Ryan Duff 1500||0-1||Huzaifa Baig 1308|
|Average 1686||7½-4½||Average 1629|
Essex U1800 fell to the Northumberland juggernaut as had the Open Minor before them. Nonetheless, there is encouragement to be taken from this defeat: the win on Board 4 from David Smith and 3½/5 on the bottom boards (including a default conceded).
Essex still have their destiny in their own hands, if they can win the next (and last) qualifying match against Leics on 21 August; winners progress to the Finals, where Northumberland await.
Played 21 August 2021
|1||Newton, Colin M 1736 (W)||0-1||Kruitbosch, Gijs 1796 (B)|
|2||Billingsley, Adrian 1686||0-1||Tang, Julian 1772|
|3||Rida, Ruqayyah 1655||0-1||Bingham, James T 1689|
|4||Butcher, Kenneth 1645||0-1||Wilson, Andrew B 1653|
|5||Conley, Gerald M 1641||½-½||Corlett, Les 1652|
|6||Korossy, Nandi 1598||½-½||Mottram, Paul 1527|
|7||Harris, Dai 1584||0-1||Singh, Aashish 1440|
|8||Wang, Luoke 1497||1-0||Collins, RF (Bob) 1418|
|9||Ta, Duc 1365||0-1||Mottram-Epson, Peter 1492|
|10||Gurusamy, Paramaguru 1312||1-0||Noyvert, Benjamin 1409|
|11||Ross, Bernard 1206||1-0||Roberts, Neil J 1310|
|12||Mouratidis, Markos 1173||½-½||Butler, Rene 1154|
|Average 1509||4½-7½||Average 1526|
In the three-horse race Qualifier, both teams here had lost to Northumberland, but the winner would go through to the Final.
Essex unfortunately were well-below strength by comparison with the team (Average 1629) which faced Northumberland. Leics were particularly hard on Essex at the top, where there was not much between the ratings, Leics allowing just two draws in winning the top seven by 6-1; this was enough in itself to win the match (assuming Board Count applies). Essex fared better lower down, winning the bottom five by 3½-1½, but the damage was done.