Team Captain: Simon Moth, Email: u160@essexchess.org.uk

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the U160 Team squad, but believe you or your wish to play, are not known to the Team Captain, please contact Simon Moth via the email link above.

Further information about Essex participation in the Counties’ Championship can be found here: Essex Teams 2019-20

Played 05 Oct 2019
at
All Saints Church, Childs Hill NW2 2TJ
Essex had White on odds

Middx

v

Essex

1

Yasser Tello 159A

½-½

Ian Woodward 150B

2

Steven Walsh 158A

1-0

Michael Spurr 149C

3

Laurie Mackellar 158E

1-0

Peter Burgoyne 149A

4

Xavier Cowan 157Aj

½-½

Madison Bowden 145Aj

5

Andrew Hayler 157A

1-0

Christopher Willoughby 145Aj

6

Russell Campbell 156B

½-½

Ian Morgan 144A

7

Simon Healeas 155A

½-½

Mark Rivlin 144C

8

Charles McAleenan 154A

1-0

Ben Harte 141A

9

Bill Phillips 153A

½-½

Trevor Dickerson 133C

10

David White 148A

1-0

Anup Sinha 132D

11

Andrew McGuinness 147E

1-0

Alan Riddoch 131B

12

Michael Price 145A

0-1

David Smith 129A

13

Ray Harper 144B

½-½

Andrew Willoughby 121A

14

Ian Cross 143A

1-0

Lakshan Siddharth 117Aj

15

Frank Zurstiege 141B

1-0

Zebedee Jones 111A

16

Richard Dunn 137A

½-½

Charlotte Willoughby 103Bj

Ave: 150.8; GP: 155.9

11½-4½

Ave: 134.0; GP: 128.9

Played 02 Nov 2019
at Wanstead House
Essex had Black on odds

Essex

v

Surrey

1

Colin Ramage 158A

0-1

Matthew Baker 158A

2

Chris Levy 158B

0-1

Trevor Jones 152A

3

Ian Woodward 150B

1-0

James Fox 151A

4

James Robinson 150C

1-0

Jonathan Eckert 151A

5

Michael Spurr 149C

1-0

Nick Grey 149A

6

Peter Burgoyne 149A

0-1

Graham Alcock 148A

7

Paul Barclay 148A

½-½

Mark Hogarth 142D

8

Harry Zheng 146Aj

½-½

Michael Wickham 135A

9

Christopher Willoughby 145Aj

0-1

Ken Inwood 134B

10

Ian Morgan 144A

½-½

Peter Lawrence 133B

11

Mark Rivlin 144C

0-1

John McKenna 131A

12

Egor Latypov 143A

1-0

Krishna Mehendale 124A

13

Jerry Zheng 142Aj

½-½

Kaddu Mukasa 120C

14

Ben Harte 141A

0-1

Barry Miles 119A

15

Ed Porter 141D

0-1

Edward Mospan 115A

16

Trevor Dickerson 133C

1-0

Gengadharan Somupillai 113A

Ave: 146.3; GP: 129.7

7-9

Ave: 135.9; GP: 152.6

Played 23 Nov 2019
at Wanstead House
Colours unknown

Essex

v

Kent

1

Colin Ramage 158A

1-0

John Cook 159A

2

Ian Woodward 150B

½-½

Sydney Jacob 156A

3

James Robinson 150C

½-½

Tony Packham 156A

4

Michael Spurr 149C

½-½

Cosmo Charles 152B

5

Peter Burgoyne 149A

½-½

Barry Beavis 153B

6

Paul Barclay 148A

½-½

Chris Marshall 146A

7

Ian Morgan 144A

1-0

Paul Rutland 144A

8

Simon Moth 142A

0-1

Geoff Bishop 142A

9

Ed Porter 141D

0-1

Robert Lane 140A

10

Tom Winter 137B

1-0

Rob Woolacott 141A

11

Peter McCarron 135A

0-1

Peter Childs 138B

12

Trevor Dickerson 133C

0-1

Owen Alvares 137A

13

Charukgan Muhunthan 132Bj

½-½

Chris Bernard 133A

14

David Smith 129A

1-0

Alan Sherriff 128C

15

Paul Haddock 127A

0-1

Vytautas Gedminas 117A

16

Zebedee Jones 111A

½-½

Tyrone Jefferies 114A

Ave: 139.7; GP: 137.9

7½-8½

Ave: 141.0; GP: 142.8

Thanks to Ian Woodward for contributing the following report, while “Captain Simon” was involved in a long game.

Strange old game, chess. Not many years ago Essex under 160s won the championship and reached semis and quarters on a regular basis. Now we are bottom of the pile with three losses out of three. And yet it could have been so different…

First to finish was James Robinson on Board 3, who reached a level endgame before my game on 2  was out of the opening. Then Colin on 1 delivered some violent tactics which his opponent just did not see coming. David Smith, enjoying a fine county season so far, also prevailed, overcoming one of Kent’s many veteran campaigners. However, we were losing as many as we won, and as my own attritional struggle petered out into a draw, we were 4½ each.

Unfortunately, once we fell behind we were never able to recover. Ed had a powerful attack, but in his own words “neglected to defend”. Two down with four to play, Tom Winter delivered a characteristically vigorous tactic which led to a win despite some brave resistance from the other end. That left Captain Simon, Captain Morgan and Michael all playing long endgames, two with horses, one with queens. Michael was held by Cosmo Charles, Cap’n M played accurately to win, but Simon’s long struggle against another seasoned campaigner in Geoff Bishop was ultimately undone by a shortage of time.

So what’s happened? Short answer – we had only one player graded over 150. Our top seven still managed two wins and five draws, but we lacked the firepower to deliver enough full points. Middlesex, by contrast, had nine or ten 150+ players when we went there, and Paul Kenning’s U180 team can have a 165 grade making board 16, so they stand a fair chance of repeating last year’s success.

Ours was a tight struggle, made all the more entertaining by the location directly downstairs from what was supposed to be small girls doing ballet, but by the sound of it they must have been wearing huge hobnailed boots.

We will have to have a good recovery in the New Year.

Played 18 Jan 2020
at Cheam
Essex had Black on odds

Surrey

v

Essex

1

Matthew Baker 158A

1-0

Colin Ramage 158A

2

Trevor Jones 152A

½-½

Ian Woodward 150B

3

James Fox 151A

1-0

James Robinson 150C

4

Jonathan Eckert 151A

1-0

Peter Burgoyne 149A

5

Nick Grey 149A

½-½

Paul Barclay 148A

6

Mark Hogarth 142D

0-1

Ian Morgan 144A

7

Mohammad Sameer-Had 138A

1-0

Mark Rivlin 144C

8

Donald Seyfried 135e

0-1

Simon Moth 142A

9

Michael Wickham 135A

1-0

Ben Harte 141A

10

Ken Inwood 134B

½-½

Peter McCarron 135A

11

Ljubica Lazarevic 134A

½-½

Trevor Dickerson 133C

12

Peter Lawrence 133B

0-1

Peter Nickals 132A

13

John McKenna 131A

0-1

Anup Sinha 132D

14

Nicholas Driver 130E

1-0

Alan Riddoch 131B

15

David Cole 126A

1d0

Default

16

Krishna Mehendale 124A

½-½

Zebedee Jones 111A

(15 boards): Ave: 139.8; GP: 146.7

9½-6½

(15 boards): Ave: 140.0; GP: 133.1

Played 15 Feb 2020
at Wanstead House
Essex had White on odds

Essex

v

Middx

1

James Robinson [150] 170B

½-½

Andrew Hayler [157] 166A

2

Colin Ramage [158] 161A

½-½

Paul Kennelly [158] 161A

3

Ian Woodward [150] 153B

0-1

Yasser Tello [159] 160A

4

Paul Barclay [148] 152A

½-½

David White [148] 158B

5

Michael Spurr [149] 147B

½-½

Simon Healeas [155] 157A

6

Ian Morgan [144] 146A

½-½

Steven Walsh [158] 156A

7

Charukgan Muhunthan [132] 144Cj

½-½

Charles McAleenan [154] 155A

8

Ben Harte [141] 143A

½-½

Greg Breed [146] 150A

9

Thom Winter [137] 140B

1-0

Brian Mak [137] 151B

10

Ken Groce [135] 136B

0-1

Ray Harper [144] 148A

11

Peter McCarron [135] 136A

0-1

Andrew McGuinness [147] 147E

12

Trevor Dickerson [133] 134C

½-½

Nigel Colter [140] 144A

13

Peter Burgoyne [149] 133A

½-½

Laith Hayali [140] 141A

14

Anup Sinha [132] 133C

1-0

Michael Price [145] 140A

15

Zebedee Jones [111] 116A

½-½

Frank Zurstiege [141] 134B

16

Default

0d1

John Woolley [126] 126A

(15 boards): Ave: 142.9; GP: 147.9

7-9

(15 boards): Ave: 151.2; GP: 146.3

[July 2019 Grades] January 2020 Grades

Played 29 Feb 2020
at The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent DA1 2JZ.
Colours unknown

Kent

v

Essex

1

Keith Nevols [157] 161A

1-0

James Robinson [150] 170B

2

Andy Waters [159] 154A

0-1

Colin Ramage [158] 161A

3

Owen Alvares [137] 151A

½-½

Ian Woodward [150] 153B

4

John Cook [159] 150A

½-½

Paul Barclay [148] 152A

5

Chris Marshall [146] 150B

0-1

Michael Spurr [149] 147B

6

Ian McAllan [156] 149A

1-0

Ian Morgan [144] 146A

7

Barry Beavis [153] 148A

1-0

Egor Latypov [143] 146A

8

Peter Childs [138] 145B

½-½

Martin van Tol [147] 145A

9

Robert Lane [141] 144A

½-½

Simon Moth [142] 145A

10

Paul Rutland [144] 143A

1-0

Tom Winter [137] 140B

11

Geoff Bishop [142] 139A

1-0

Mark Rivlin [144] 139C

12

Gokhan Kizilay [142] 138B

0-1

Peter McCarron [135] 136A

13

Chris Bernard [132] 137A

1-0

Trevor Dickerson [133] 134C

14

Mike Wood [135] 133B

1-0

Anup Sinha [132] 133C

15

Rob Woolacott [141] 131A

0-1

Olga Latypova [116] 125Aj

16

Mike Shahoud [127] 122D

0-1

Vladimir Chtym [108] 108A

Ave: 143.4; GP: 148.8

9-7

Ave: 142.5; GP: 137.2

[July 2019 Grades] January 2020 Grades

Opponents

Result

Score

Player

P

W

D

L

Pts

%

GP

Middx

Lost

4½-11½

Ian Morgan [144] 146A

6

2

3

1

58.33

158

Surrey

Lost

7-9

Michael Spurr [149] 147B

5

2

2

1

3

60.00

162

Kent

Lost

7½-8½

Ian Woodward [150] 153B

6

1

4

1

3

50.00

155

Surrey

Lost

6½-9½

Colin Ramage [158] 161A

5

2

1

2

50.00

156

Middx

Lost

7-9

Paul Barclay [148] 152A

5

0

5

0

50.00

152

Kent

Lost

7-9

Trevor Dickerson [133] 134C

6

1

3

2

41.67

131

David Smith [129] 128A

2

2

0

0

2

100.00

Tom Winter [137] 140B

3

2

0

1

2

66.67

158

Anup Sinha [132] 133C

4

2

0

2

2

50.00

141

James Robinson [150] 170B

5

1

2

2

2

40.00

146

Simon Moth [142] 145A

3

1

1

1

50.00

139

Zebedee Jones [112] 116A

4

0

3

1

37.50

115

Peter McCarron [135] 136A

4

1

1

2

37.50

129

Peter Nickals [132] 138A

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Vladimir Chtym [108] 108A

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Olga Latypova [116] 125Aj

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Charukgan Muhunthan [132] 144Cj

2

0

2

0

1

50.00

Egor Latypov [143] 146A

2

1

0

1

1

50.00

Peter Burgoyne [149] 133A

5

0

2

3

1

20.00

112

Harry Zheng [146] 156Aj

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Andrew Willoughby [121] 134A

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Jerry Zheng [142] 147Aj

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Madison Bowden [145] 148B

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Martin van Tol [147] 145A

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Charlotte Willoughby [103] 122Bj

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Mark Rivlin [144] 139C

4

0

1

3

½

12.50

108

Ben Harte [141] 143A

4

0

1

3

½

12.50

101

Christopher Willoughby [145] 142Aj

2

0

0

2

0

0.00

Paul Haddock [127] 129A

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Ed Porter [141] 139C

2

0

0

2

0

0.00

Alan Riddoch [131] 137A

2

0

0

2

0

0.00

Ken Groce [135] 136B

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Lakshan Siddharth [118] 130Aj

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Chris Levy [158] 156A

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Default

2

0

0

2

0

0.00

Totals:

96

21

37

38

39½

41.15%

 

P:6 W:0 D:0 L:6 Unf:0

35 Players (including ‘Default’)

Two dummy player records may appear in Player Statistics:
‘Walkover’ records points gained by default where no player is present, usually defaults notified in advance.
‘Default’ represents points conceded by default when not recorded against an individual’s record. Both are sorted to the bottom of the list.

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

MP

GP

1

Surrey

 

9

4

9

3

31½

2

Middx

7

12

10½

11½

3

41

3

Kent

12

4

2

30

4

Essex

7

0

25½

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