Team Captain: Paul Kenning, Email: u180@essexchess.org.uk

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

Played 19 Oct 2019
at All Saints Church, Childs Hill NW2 2TJ
Essex had Black on odds

Middx

v

Essex

1

Nigel Fleming 177A

0-1

Kyan Bui 177Aj

2

Jason Covey 179B

½-½

David Spearman 176A

3

Nevil Chan 177A

½-½

Steve Rix 175A

4

Mateusz Dydak 176B

1-0

Edgar Wilson 175A

5

Anthony Fulton 173A

1-0

Philip Gregory 174B

6

Julian Hudson 168A

1-0

Salim Kriman 171B

7

Leon Fincham 167A

0-1

Martin McCall 170B

8

Jonathan Kay 166C

0-1

Larry Marden 170A

9

Paul Kennelly 158A

1-0

John Davenport 166B

10

Andrew Hayler 157A

0-1

Neville Twitchell 166A

11

Raghu Kamath 157A

½-½

Ian Hunnable 167A

12

John Tobisch 159D

½-½

John White 165B

13

Roger Baxter 151D

0-1

Matt Shaw 165D

14

David White 148A

½-½

Paul Kenning 164A

15

Frank Zurstiege 141B

0-1

Mark Murrell 160A (sub)

16

Laith Hayali 140B

½-½

Colin Ramage 158A

Ave: 162.1; GP: 162.4

7-9

Ave: 168.7; GP: 168.4

Report by Paul Kenning

Essex started well with two quick wins from Kyan and Matt Shaw. Well done both. Even with a two point advantage, the match looked decidedly difficult for Essex for a long time with five or six games seeming to be really uncomfortable. It was therefore a great relief when Larry eventually won to put Essex three ahead but the problems had not gone away. Losses followed and the Essex lead became wafer thin and the result of the match might easily have gone the other way.

A special thankyou to Mark Murrell for coming to watch and stepping in as a late replacement after the match had started. He was next to win from an apparently drawn position. Neville’s aggressive opening play led to a middle-game where he had two minor pieces in exchange for a rook and four pawns. It didn’t look good but he turned it round brilliantly to win a pivotal game.

Ian expertly steered his inferior position into calm waters to secure an important draw and give us at least eight points with just Martin left to finish – he won. Afterwards five or six of the Middlesex team spent ages trying to demonstrate that their player should have won. Despite Martin’s position looking precarious, they couldn’t find the win for their player. Either way this secured the match! As a team Essex showed great resolve in a difficult situation – well done everyone.

Played 16 Nov 2019
at Wanstead House
Essex had Black on odds

Essex

v

Surrey

1

Roman Ismailov 179B

1-0

Ian Heppell 177A

2

Kyan Bui 177Aj

0-1

Nick Edwards 176A

3

Chris Hampton 177A

0-1

Julian Way 173A

4

David Spearman 176A

½-½

Phil Stimpson 175A

5

Steve Rix 175A

1-0

Petra Nunn 172A

6

Edgar Wilson 175A

½-½

Dan Rosen 171A

7

Philip Gregory 174B

1-0

Nick Faulks 169A

8

Terry Whitton 172A

½-½

Victor Odunaiya 162B

9

Alin Chirea-Florica 171A

1-0

Ian Deswarte 160B

10

Salim Kriman 171B

½-½

Matthew Baker 158A

11

John Moore 171A

1-0

David Sedgwick 165A

12

Larry Marden 170A

1-0

Jonathan Eckert 151A

13

Michael Catabay 168B

0-1

James Fox 151A

14

Ian Hunnable 167A

1-0

Nick Grey 149A

15

Neville Twitchell 166A

1-0

Trevor Jones 152A

16

John White 165B

1-0

Kaddu Mukasa 120C

Ave: 172.1; GP: 180.4

11-5

Ave: 161.3; GP: 153.1

Report by Paul Kenning

On Saturday, 16th November, we welcomed Surrey to Wanstead. Again, we were able to field a strong team, which included 12 players of 170 grade and above. Indeed, I found myself unable to justify a place in the team. We duly produced an electric start and raced into a 5½-½ lead from which we never looked back. A very early win for Roman Ismailov on his debut for us, set the tone of the match and was followed by wins for Ian Hunnable, Larry Marden, Alin Chirea-Florica (another first game), John White, John Moore, Philip Gregory and Neville Twitchell. Despite some unlucky losses toward the end of the session, the result was never in doubt. Steve Rix completed a successful afternoon when he won a marathon game a long time after everyone else had finished.

A special thanks to Ben Harte for helping set up and then staying all afternoon to help clear up at the end. This was very much appreciated – thank you!

Played 30 Nov 2019
at The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent DA1 2JZ.
Essex had Black on odds

Kent

v

Essex

1

Jim Johnson 176D

0-1

Kyan Bui 177Aj

2

Jerry Anstead 172B

1-0

Chris Hampton 177A

3

Garfield Moore 169E

0-1

David Spearman 176A

4

Jake Modica 165D

0-1

Steve Rix 175A

5

David Clear 167C

½-½

Edgar Wilson 175A

6

David Morris 164C

0-1

Philip Gregory 174B

7

Brendan Keenan 163D

½-½

Salim Kriman 171B

8

Tim Gluckman 169A

1-0

Martin McCall 170B

9

John Lewin 160B

0-1

Larry Marden 170A

10

Andy Waters 159A

0-1

Peter Jaszkiwskyj 167A

11

Freddy Jiang 160Cj

½-½

Ian Hunnable 167A

12

Keith Nevols 157A

0-1

John Davenport 166B

13

Rod Wigbout 150e

½-½

Neville Twitchell 166A

14

Cosmo Charles 152B

0-1

John White 165B

15

David Barnes 155C

½-½

Paul Kenning 164A

16

Howard Turner 147E

½-½

Colin Ramage 158A

Ave: 161.6; GP: 151.1

5-11

Ave: 169.9; GP: 180.3

Kent Gallery

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Played 25 Jan 2020
at Wanstead House
Essex had White on odds

Essex

v

Middx

1

Kyan Bui [177] 181Aj

1-0

Ian Calvert [179] 178A

2

Chris Hampton [177] 171B

1-0

Seshagiri Vaddadi [177] 184D

3

David Spearman [176] 181A

½-½

Nevil Chan [177] 179A

4

Steve Rix [175] 177A

½-½

Mateusz Dydak [176] 185B

5

Edgar Wilson [175] 175A

1-0

Fraser Lees [174] 171B

6

Philip Gregory [174] 168A

0-1

Anthony Fulton [173] 172A

7

Alin Chirea-Florica [171] 158A

1-0

Jonathan Rubeck [171] 166A

8

John Moore [171] 170A

½-½

Christof Brixel [165] 173A

9

Martin McCall [170] 171C

1-0

Jan Lepetun [167] 162B

10

Peter Jaszkiwskyj [167] 170A

½-½

Leon Fincham [167] 162A

11

Ian Hunnable [167] 170A

1-0

Martin Crichton [169] 168C

12

Neville Twitchell [166] 166A

½-½

Guy Batchelor [164] 164D

13

John Davenport [166] 166B

½-½

Paul Kennelly [158] 161A

14

Malcolm Kingsley [165] 163B

0-1

Andrew Hayler [157] 166A

15

John White [165] 168A

½-½

Steven Walsh [158] 156A

16

Colin Ramage [158] 161A

0-1

Laith Hayali [140] 141A

Ave: 169.8; GP: 177.4

9½-6½

Ave: 168.0; GP: 160.4

[July 2019 Grades] January 2020 Grades

Commentary by Paul Kenning:

Well done everyone who played yesterday in a marvellous 9½–6½ win against a strong Middlesex team. The result makes us U180 SCCU Champions with two matches to spare.

In previous rounds, we have benefitted through being strong all the way down our order and out-grading our opponents on the bottom boards. This time, I am delighted to note that our success was built from the top with Kyan, Chris, Edgar and Alin producing four great wins. Further excellent successes from Martin and Ian cemented our victory. This all after going 0 – 2 down in the early stages of the match.

Played 22 Feb 2020
at Cheam Parochial Halls, 42, The Broadway, Cheam, SM3 8DB
Essex had Black on odds

Surrey

v

Essex

1

Nick Edwards [176] 177A

½-½

David Spearman [176] 181A

2

Daniel Rosen [171] 168A

½-½

Steve Rix [175] 177A

3

Nick Faulks [169] 168A

½-½

Chris Hampton [177] 171B

4

Anthony Collins [163] 167B

0-1

Salim Kriman [171] 171B

5

Paul Gibbons [168] 159A

1-0

Martin McCall [170] 171C

6

Neil Crosswell [137] 119E (sub)

0-1

Ian Hunnable [167] 170A

7

David Sedgwick [165] 152A

0-1

John Moore [171] 170A

8

Nick Grey [149] 146A

0-1

Peter Jaszkiwskyj [167] 170A

9

Jonathan Eckert [151] 145A

0-1

James Robinson [150] 170B

10

Ken Inwood [134] 134A

0-1

John White [165] 168A

11

Nick Driver [130] 131E

1-0

John Davenport [166] 166B

12

Ljubica Lazarevic [134] 129A

1-0

Colin Ramage [158] 161A

13

Trevor Jones [152] 146A

1d0

Default

14

Alan Romeril [126] 125B

0-1

Paul Kenning [164] 158A

15

Jonathan Young [131] 124A

0-1

Mark Murrell [160] 156A

16

Tony Belton [62] 65D

0-1

Wayland Medlycott [150] 146C

(15 boards): Ave: 140.6; GP: 143.6

5½-10½

(15 boards): Ave: 167.1; GP: 164.1

[July 2019 Grades] January 2020 Grades

Played 14 Mar 2020
at Wanstead House
Essex had Black on odds

Essex

v

Kent

1

Kyan Bui [177] 181Aj

1-0

Jim Johnson [176] 177D

2

David Spearman [176] 181A

½-½

Jerry Anstead [172] 173B

3

Robert Gill [178] 177E

1-0

Charlie Metcalfe [153] 161Aj

4

Steve Rix [175] 177A

½-½

Jacques Tivillier [163] 166A

5

Edgar Wilson [175] 175A

0-1

David Barnes [155] 164C

6

Chris Hampton [177] 171B

0-1

Keith Nevols [157] 164A

7

Ian Hunnable [167] 170A

½-½

Tim Gluckman [169] 161A

8

John Moore [171] 170A

½-½

John Allen [166] 162C

9

John White [165] 168A

½-½

Syd Jacob [156] 159A

10

Terry Whitton [172] 170A

0-1

Andy Waters [159] 154A

11

Neville Twitchell [166] 166A

½-½

Cosmo Charles [152] 152B

12

John Davenport [166] 166B

1-0

John Cook [159] 148A

13

Amadeu Alegret Grino [153] 154B

1-0

Tony Packham [156] 154A

14

Ian Woodward [150] 153B

1-0

Andrew Craig [144] 144B

15

Paul Barclay [148] 152A

0-1

Gokhan Kizilay [142] 136B

16

Alex Collyer [142] 143B

½-½

Robert Lane [140] 144A

Ave: 167.1; GP: 160.6

8½-7½

Ave: 157.4; GP: 164.0

[July 2019 Grades] January 2020 Grades

 Opponents

Result

Score

Player

P

W

D

L

Pts

%

GP

Middx

Won

9-7

Ian Hunnable [167] 170A

6

3

3

0

75.00

179

Surrey

Won

11-5

John White [165] 168A

6

3

3

0

75.00

173

Kent

Won

11-5

Kyan Bui [177] 181Aj

5

4

0

1

4

80.00

206

Middx

Won

9½-6½

Steve Rix [175] 177A

6

2

4

0

4

66.67

190

Surrey

Won

10½-5½

Neville Twitchell [166] 166A

5

2

3

0

70.00

175

Kent

Won

8½-7½

David Spearman [176] 181A

6

1

5

0

58.33

182

Larry Marden [170] 173A

3

3

0

0

3

100.00

204

John Moore [171] 170A

4

2

2

0

3

75.00

185

Peter Jaszkiwskyj [167] 170A

3

2

1

0

83.33

187

John Davenport [166] 166B

5

2

1

2

50.00

153

Mark Murrell [160] 158A

2

2

0

0

2

100.00

Alin Chirea-Florica [171] 158A

2

2

0

0

2

100.00

Paul Kenning [164] 158A

3

1

2

0

2

66.67

165

Salim Kriman [171] 171B

4

1

2

1

2

50.00

164

Martin McCall [170] 171C

4

2

0

2

2

50.00

162

Philip Gregory [174] 168A

4

2

0

2

2

50.00

169

Edgar Wilson [175] 175A

5

1

2

2

2

40.00

160

Chris Hampton [177] 171B

5

1

1

3

30.00

153

Matt Shaw [165] 166D

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Roman Ismailov [179] 175C

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

James Robinson [150] 170B

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Wayland Medlycott [150] 146C

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Robert Gill [178] 177E

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Amadeu Alegret Grino [153] 154B

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Ian Woodward [150] 153B

1

1

0

0

1

100.00

Colin Ramage [158] 161A

4

0

2

2

1

25.00

119

Alex Collyer [142] 143B

1

0

1

0

½

50.00

Terry Whitton [172] 170A

2

0

1

1

½

25.00

Michael Catabay [168] 169B

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Malcolm Kingsley [165] 163B

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Paul Barclay [148] 152A

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

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1

0

0

1

0

0.00

Totals:

96

43

33

20

59½

61.98%

 

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

32 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

Essex

 

9

11

11

4

40½

2

Middx

7

8

10½

32

3

Surrey

5

8

8

1

21

4

Kent

5

8

½

18½

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