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Inter County U-125 Team 2004/5

Team Captain: Geoff Rosser.

MCCU Inter-Counties Under-125 Championship

Staffordshire 6½ - 9½ Warwickshire
Match played 26 February 2005

Report by Geoff Rosser (Capt)
Yesterday Staffs Under 125 team finished their 2004/5 season with a disappointing loss to Warwickshire.  This means that we reluctantly have to congratulate Warwickshire on winning the MCCU championship with one game still to play, having won 5 matches out of 5.  2nd place is still up for grabs.

There were some good wins yesterday, but the commonest post-match comment was "I could have won/forced a draw if I hadn't made one stupid move..."

Bd Grade Staffordshire Score Score Warwickshire Grade
1 124 John DAY ½ ½ B LEE 119
2 117 Ken FRANCIS 0 1 S RALPH 120
3 117 Geoff ROSSER (Capt) 0 1 C PITT 121
4 115 Richard WILKINSON 0 1 N MALKA 116
5 113 Max WOOTTON ½ ½ L RAWSON 115
6 e115 Alan F DOBSON 1 0 K WARREN 115
7 e115 Peter LEARY 0 1 P HODGKIN 114
8 109 Derryll BIRD ½ ½ J ASBURY 113
9 111 John MONTAGUE 1 0 D HORSLEY 107
10 103 Robert BRODIE 0 1 J FAHY 106
11 101 John FENBY 1 0 P BULL 105
12 99 Peter ALLAN 0 1 N HUMORI u/g
13 99 Kelvin JONES 1 0 C McKAY 103
14 97 Michael PAGE 1 0 D McCARTHY 103
15 93 Peter SHAW 0 1 K GILBERT 102
16 75 Paul CLAPHAM 0 1 C ECKLOFF 100
TOTALS

Staffordshire 11½ - 4½ Derbyshire
Match played 29 January 2005

Bd Grade Staffordshire Score Score Derbyshire Grade
1 124 John DAY ½ ½ David HODDY 122
2 122 Peter SARGEANT 0 1 Mark CARTER 120
3 117 Ken FRANCIS 1 0 Barry ARCHER 116
4 e118 Peter LEARY 0 1 Paul 0’FLANAGAN 115
5 117 Geoff ROSSER (Capt) 1 0 Doug BRAMLEY 104
6 116 John BLACKBURN 1 0 Ron HARRISON 97
7 115 Richard WILKINSON 1 0 Roger WALKER 97
8 113 Max WOOTTON 1 0 Herbert LOOMES 90
9 e115 Alan F DOBSON ½ ½ Graham PACE 91
10 105 David W DANIELS 1 0 Nigel MARSHALL 90
11 111 John MONTAGUE ½ ½ Howard BRADBURY 86
12 105 Peter CROZET 1 0 Phillip SHELDON 84
13 103 Robert BRODIE 1 0 Pete ELLIS (default) 83
14 102 Anthony COLABELLA ½ ½ Mick ORRIDGE 85
15 99 Kelvin JONES ½ ½ Phil SMITH 75
16 93 Peter SHAW 1 0 John WALLER 73
TOTALS 11½

Worcestershire 8 - 8 Staffordshire
Match played 8 January 2005

Report by Geoff Rosser (Capt)
Again very close: I had difficulty raising a team owing to a clash with the Wrekin Congress the same weekend, and several of our players playing there.

Also our Board 2 told me on Saturday morning that he had to go into work due to the gales bringing down cables...

It was then too late to get a replacement, hence one board defaulted.

But a good performance by the outgraded lower boards!

Bd Grade Worcestershire Score Score Staffordshire Grade
1 124 Arnold KIRKLAND 1 0 John DAY 124
2 118 Phil TREVIS 1 0 Geoff ROSSER (Capt) 117
3 ug Tony SHAW 0 1 Richard WILKINSON 115
4 115 Mark PODLESAK 1 0 Max WOOTTON 113
5 115 Adrian SOMERFIELD ½ ½ Alan F DOBSON e114
6 112 Ian CLACK 0 1 David W DANIELS 105
7 111 Kevin RYDER 0 1 Peter LEARY e111
8 110 Bill WATSON 1 0 John MONTAGUE 111
9 110 Don CURRY 0 1 Robert DANIELS 109
10 ug Bob FOX ½ ½ Robert BRODIE 103
11 110 Jason COLE 1 0 Kelvin JONES 97
12 108 Gary JACKSON 0 1 Ben MARLOW 96
13 107 John LOYNES 0 1 Peter SHAW 93
14 106 Peter BANKS 0 1 Chris BATESON 85
15 105 John VARILONE 1 0 Pakle YUNG 66
16 105 Richard COLLETT (w/o) 1 0 Default
TOTALS 8 8

Shropshire 8 - 8 Staffordshire
Match played 30 October 2004

Report by Geoff Rosser (Capt)
Another very close match against Shropshire, despite being outgraded on nearly all boards.

Bd Grade Shropshire Score Score Staffordshire Grade
1 123 Graham Shepherd ½ ½ John DAY 124
2 123 Gary White 1 0 Geoff ROSSER (Capt) 117
3 122 John Liddell ½ ½ John BLACKBURN 116
4 119 Peter Crean ½ ½ Richard WILKINSON 115
5 118 Dave Storey 0 1 Max WOOTTON 113
6 116 Mark Billington 1 0 Alan F DOBSON e115
7 112 David Williams ½ ½ John MONTAGUE 111
8 111 Stefan Tennant 0 1 Peter CROZET 105
9 111 John Westhead ½ ½ Anthony COLABELLA 102
10 109 Alan Silver ½ ½ Robert BRODIE 103
11 108 John Whittaker 1 0 John FENBY 101
12 106 George Viszokai ½ ½ Ben MARLOW 96
13 101 Steve Jones ½ ½ Peter ALLAN 99
14 100 H O’Harney 1 0 Michael J PAGE 97
15 94 Roger Brown 0 1 Peter BROOMHALL 91
16 91 Vincent Crean 0 1 Peter SHAW 93
TOTALS 8 8

Leicestershire 9 - 7 Staffordshire
Match played 9 October 2004

Report by Geoff Rosser (Capt)
Congratulations to all the players who willingly missed the England v Wales match, made the 3 hour round trip to Leicester, and fought so hard (in the games played we won 7-6...)

Unfortunately Richard Wilkinson's generous offer to bring 2 Rushall players backfired when his car's electrics failed, with the result that 3 players did not arrive; even so with 5 boards left we were one ahead, but 3 defeats late in the day after some excellent endgame play on both sides virtually ended our chances. It was fortunate that the match was decided when Tony Colabella, in the last game, found himself with the dreaded K, B and N against K with 5 minutes left, and Cyril Johnson lurking ready to count the moves...

Bd Grade Leicestershire Score Score Staffordshire Grade
1 123
106
David BURROWS
Cyril JOHNSON (sub.)
def
0
1 John DAY 124
2 119 Justin HADI 1 0 Peter SARGEANT 122
3 122 Sean HEWITT ½ ½ Ken FRANCIS 117
4 121 Peter CRESSWELL 0 1 Geoff ROSSER (Capt) 117
5 115 Ben POURMOZAFARI 1 def Richard WILKINSON 115
6 122 Lewis TURNER ½ ½ Alan F DOBSON E115
7 U/g Darren POULACHERIS 1 0 Max WOOTTON 113
8 108 Martin STEEL 0 1 John MONTAGUE 109
9 108 Richard SMITH 1 def Robert DANIELS 109
10 107 David WARD 1 def Syd ALLEN 106
11 106 Lee ADLARD ½ ½ Anthony COLLABELLA 103
12 114 David CRANE ½ ½ Robert BRODIE 103
13 105 Anthony D ROBINSON 1 0 Michael J PAGE 97
14 104 Jeffrey TOON 0 1 Peter BROOMHALL 91
15 96 Terry CLAY 0 1 Peter SHAW 93
16 88 Ron W D KING 1 0 David I BUCKLEY 88
  TOTALS 9 7

The season
2004
9 Oct.
Leics 9 - 7 Staffs

30 Oct.
Shrops 8 - 8 Staffs

2005
8 Jan.
Worcs 8 - 8 Staffs

29 Jan.
Staffs 11½ - 4½ Derby

26 Feb.
Staffs 6½ - 9½ Warks

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