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Inter County Terriers Team (U100 B) 2007/8

Team Captain: Traci Whitfield.

ECF National U100 Quarter finals 2007 - 8

Suffolk 7 - 5 Terriers
Match played 17 May 2008 at Leicester FC

Paul Clapham's report:
So close again, the top boards gave us a good chance to win even if only on boardcount.  Geoff did well on top board, arriving 45 minutes late because of family commitments but was the third game to finish, happily a win for Staffs.  We had to forfeit bottomboard, losing a player Saturday morning.

A good effort by all, will have to see if we can do better next year.

Bd Grade Suffolk Score Score Terriers Grade
1 98 M Spalding 0 1 G Lee 97
2 95 K Abbott ½ ½ S Burndred 97
3 96 B Mitchell 0 1 J Smith 97
4 94 K Lunn 1 0 D Tindley 96
5 94 D Myhill 1 0 M Andrews 95
6 91 D Wild 0 1 D Nesbitt 94
7 90 M Coughtrey ½ ½ J Gater 93
8 90 K Woodcock 1 0 J Montague 93
9 91 A McCormick 1 0 P Clapham 90
10 79 J Fitzsimons 0 1 R Dolan Ung
11 73 C Dickinson 1 0 M Wyza 85
12 74 M Fogg 1 Def Default
TOTALS 7 5

Well played to the Terriers.

MCCU Inter-Counties U100 Semi-final 2007 - 8

In the MCCU west zone, the Terriers finished top, but were beaten on board-count by their Nottinghamshire opponents in the regional semi-final.

Terriers 6 - 6 Nottinghamshire
Match played 8 March 2008 at Newcastle-under-Lyme Chess Club

Bd Grade Terriers
(Staffs B)
Score Score Nottinghamshire Grade
1 97 Geoff Lee 1 0 Derek Cronshaw 96
2 98 Oliver Horrocks 0 1 Michael Zhang 90
3 95 Paul Shelley 0 1 Pritish Patel Ung
4 96 Dave Tindley 0 1 Ben Hobson 86
5 93 John Montague ½ ½ Len Morrell 83
6 93 John Cater 0 1 Hamzah Ali 85
7 90 Paul Clapham 1 0 Rick Dawson 80
8 Ung Ray Dolan 1 0 Andrew Garside 74
9 84 Matthew Wyza ½ ½  Stewart Swift Ung
10 74 Robert West ½ ½ Ashton Alfred 73
11 74 Carl Mustafa ½ ½ Arun Maini 58
12 72 Nick McLean 1 0 Joseph Pacitto 38
TOTALS 6 6

The scores finished level, so who went on to the next stage was decided on board-count, which gave the win to Nottinghamshire.  Well played to the Terriers, and good luck to Notts.

As losing semi-finalists, they could still qualify for the national stages.  By mutual consent, both captains agreed that rather than having a play-off, match points and game points would decide who would compete in the national stage.  Match points were level 6 - 6, so by 31½ game points to 26 in the regular season (37½ - 31 with the semi-finals), the Terriers are into the national stages as the third midlands team.

MCCU Inter-Counties Under-100 Championship 2007 - 8

Terriers 7½ - 4½ Worcestershire
Match played 23 February 2008 at Newcastle-under-Lyme Chess Club

Bd Grade Terriers
(Staffs B)
Score Score Worcestershire Grade
1 97 Geoff Lee 1 0 John Clark 98
2 95 Paul Shelley ½ ½ Marie Clark 94
3 97 John Smith ½ ½ Terry Poutney 93
4 93 John Gater 0 1 Richard Collett 90
5 93 Geoff Yates 0 1 Richard Turner 87
6 90 Paul Clapham ½ ½ Penny Wood 87
7 85 Matthew Wyza ½ ½ William Pugh 79
8 84 Ebrahim Arshad 1 0 Tony Taylor 69
9 74 Carl Mustafa ½ ½ Neil Ryder UG
10 72 Nick McLean 1 0 John Holmberg 77
11 69 Eliot Green 1 0 Ronald Thompson 58
12 UG Richard Mansell 1 Def Default
TOTALS

Well done everyone!

Yesterday's 7½ - 4½ win by the Terriers at Newcastle bridge club against Worcestershire gives Traci and her team the honour of finishing top in their section at the end of the regular season.  Although the Terriers and Bulldogs finish level on 6 points, the Terriers finish top because they beat the Bulldogs during the season.

As they did so well, both teams will now play a match against one of the two top teams from the East Midlands.  The winners of those two matches will go on to the national stages, and play each other for the Midlands title.

Terriers 9½ - 2½ Shrophshire B
Match played 26 January 2008 at Newcastle-under-Lyme Chess Club

Well done to Matthew from Staffordshire and praise for the 10 young players who travelled from Shropshire just for this match.

Martyn's report:
Shropshire turned up two short, so we got them to default boards 10 and 11 so that Matthew who had travelled up from the south could get a game - Robert and Carl who are both from Fenton were OK with this.  The match was fairly hard fought though one-sided - it would have been even better had Geoff Lee on top board not blundered badly in a superior position.  On the other hand Geoff Yates got out of jail because his opponent didn't realise he could sac his rook to prevent Geoffs pawn from queening, then queen one of his own, so agreed a draw.

Bd Grade Terriers
(Staffs B)
Score Score Shropshire B Grade
1 97 Geoff Lee 0 1 Peter Mellor 80
2 97 Steve Bundred 0 1 Athar Mehmood 74
3 95 Paul Shelley 1 0 Henry Graham 61
4 97 John Smith 1 0 Chris Lovejoy 55
5 93 John Gater 1 0 Huw Davenport 44
6 93 Geoff Yates ½ ½ Francis Rooney 38
7 90 Paul Clapham 1 0 Matthew Mellor 30
8 90e Ray Dolan 1 0 Joe Mellor 28
9 85 Matthew Wyza 1 0 Matthew Best 15
10 85e Robert Taylor 1 Def Default  
11 74 Carl Mustafa 1 Def Default  
12 30 Matthew Greenwood 1 0 Angelica Dean U
TOTALS

Well done everyone!

Shropshire A 6½ - 5½ Terriers
Match played 8 December 2007 at Shifnal Scout & Guide Headquarters, Shifnal

Bd Grade Shropshire A Score Score Terriers
(Staffs B)
Grade
1 98 Viszokai, George 0 1 Lee, Geoffrey 97
2 94 Sampson, Neil 1 0 Burndred, Steve 97
3 92 Ogundipe, Dele 1 0 Tindley, David 96
4 91 Brown, Roger ½ ½ Montague, John 93
5 87 Jones, Andrew 1 0 Dolan, Ray 90 est
6 83 Gillespie, Richard ½ ½ Robert Taylor 85 est
7 78 Broderick, Paul G. ½ ½ Wyza, Matthew P 85
8 75 Davies, Sellick L 1 0 Moore, Kevin J 83
9 75 Pickles, Alan ½ ½ Young, Calum A 76
10 56 Szwajkun, Richard 0 1 West, Robert 74
11 49 Szwajkun, Steve ½ ½ Mustafa, Carl K 74
12 48 Brown, Bryan C. 0 1 McLean, Nicholas 72
TOTALS

On Saturday, our U100 B team (The Terriers) were narrowly beaten 6½ - 5½ when they visited Shifnal to play Shropshire A team.  Traci Whitfield, our team captain said it was a good match, and our players did very well.
Well done everyone!

Bulldogs 3 - 9 Terriers
(Staffordshire A 3 - 9 Staffordshire B)
Match played 27 October 2007 in Brewood

Bd Grade Bulldogs
(Staffs A)
Score Score Terriers
(Staffs B)
Grade
1 99 D MOLINEUX 0 1 G LEE 97
2 95 R BRODIE 0 1 S BUNDRED 97
3 90 P CROZET ½ ½ M ANDREWS 95
4 90 P O'DONOGHUE 0 1 J MONTAGUE 93
5 89 P BROOMHALL 0 1 J GATOR 93
6 89 B HALL 0 1 R DOLAN 90 e
7 88 P EVANS ½ ½ P CLAPHAM 90
8 84 A COLABELLA 0 1 M WYZA 85
9 82 M CARR 1 0 K MOORE 83
10 82 D BUCKLEY ½ ½ R WEST 74
11 81 C BATESON 0 1 C MUSTAFA 74
12 69 P GUEST ½ ½ N McLEAN 72
TOTALS 3 9

This afternoon's U100 Inter-County fixture saw David Buckley's A team (the Bulldogs) play host to Traci Whitfield's B team (the Terriers) at Brewood.

On paper, the grades of both teams were similar, but as the result shows, the Terriers ended with a decisive win.  The score quickly went to 6 - 1, but it was almost an hour later, before David Buckley's own drawn game secured his team's fate.

Because of last minute problems raising a team, the Terriers included players from as far apart as Kidsgrove and Walsall Kipping.  Despite the results, everyone taking part seemed to have a good time.
Well done everyone!

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