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Inter County U-160 team 2011/12

Team Captain: Raymond Dolan.

MCCU Inter-Counties Under-160 Championship

Greater Manchester 12 - 4 Staffordshire
Match played 26 February 2012 at Holmes Chapel Chess Club

Report by Ray Dolan.

Manchester won the toss, white on odd boards.

We were outranked on every board.  On Wednesday evening prior to the match, I had 6 players withdraw from the team.  I would like thank all the people who took time to help me find players.  Special thank you to the players who turned out at such short notice.  Especially Peter Greenwood, when I rang him Saturday Night.

This team played there very best, thank you all for playing, in my book you're Champions.

I must pay tribute to Stephen Wilcox, who was ill and should have been in BED.  Driving 3 more players and himself to Holmes Chapel and back, playing a cracking game.  If I could give medals out he would have one.

Thanks to all the players who have played for me this Season.
Ray

Bd Grade Greater Manchester score Score Staffordshire Grade
1 136 Daniel Abbas 1 0 Steve Hill
(Meir)
157
2 157 Adam Tyton 1 0 Ray Dolan
(Cannock and Rushall)
147
3 156 Michael Fernandez 1 0 John Yee
(Cheddleton)
146
4 158 Glenn Trueman 1 0 Stephen Wilcox
(Rushall)
146
5 154 Jon Lonsdale 0 1 Derek Perks
(Mercia)
144
6 150 Alan Beresford ½ ½ Mike Groombridge
(Walsall Kipping)
144
7 146 Matthew Pollard 0 1 Matthew Wyza
(Cheddleton)
143
8 145 Mark McNulty ½ ½ Calvin Styles
(Rushall)
139
9 143 Dave Kierman ½ ½ Matthew Carr
(Cannock, Cheddleton
Rushall & Rugeley)
137
10 136 Graham Phythian 1 0 John Grant
(Rushall)
128
11 142 Jim Nicolson ½ ½ Peter Evans
(Stafford)
123
12 137 Peter King 1 0 Denis Nesbitt
(Stafford)
119
13 130 Ian Lamb 1 0 Peter Shaw
(Newcastle)
116
14 UG Tony Byrne 1 0 John Montague
(Cannock)
115
15 126 Richard Fox 1 0 Paul Clapham
(Newcastle)
114
16 132 Alan Stokes 1 0 Peter Greenwood
(Rushall)
79
TOTALS 12 4

Staffordshire 6 - 10 Warwickshire
Match played 26 November 2011 at Bloxwich Community Church, Bloxwich, Walsall

Well, early on we were losing by 3 points, then we came back.  It was in the balance of the last 4 games, whether we could steal a win.  Well done everyone .(!pragraph)We all a big surprise when our President David Anderton walked in, to give moral support.

Thank you David.
Also thanks to Eunice Dolan for serving the Tea and Coffee Etc.

Yours
Ray

Bd Grade Staffordshire score Score Warwickshire Grade
1 159 William T Armstrong
(Cheddleton)
0 1 Simon Smith
(Warley Quinborne)
158
2 157 Alex Pready
(Rushall & Birmingham)
½ ½ Robert Reynolds 157
3 151 Roger Edwards
(Cheddleton)
½ ½ Ralph Sean 155
4 149 NIck Fraser
(Lichfield & Cannock)
0 1 Ian Brodie 155
5 146 John Yee
(Cheddleton)
0 1 Gary Hope 149
6 146 Stephen Wilcox
(Rushall)
½ ½ Roy Lawrence
(Sutton Coldfield)
149
7 144 Derek Perks
(Mercia)
½ ½ Adrian Walker 147
8 144 Mike Groombridge
(Walsall Kipping)
1 0 Mike Biddle
(Boldmere)
148
9 143 Matthew Wyza
(Cheddleton)
½ ½ David Brelsforth
(Boldmere)
145
10 142 Peter Leary
(Rushall & Bushbury)
½ ½ John Asbury 142
11 139 Calvin Styles
(Rushall)
½ ½ Mark Tallis
(St George's)
142
12 140 Roger Walker
(Cheddleton, Belper &
Mansfield)
0 1 Arthur Kent
(Lichfield &
Sutton Coldfield)
142
13 138 Gordon G Sands
(Wolverhampton)
0 1 Jimenez 137
14 126 Brian Birchall
(Alsager)
½ ½ John Green 131
15 128 Peter Broomhall
(Rushall, Boldmere &
Wolverhampton)
1 0 Matthew Fergusson 129
16 98 Nick Crutchley
(Cannock)
0 1 Kim Gilbert 130
TOTALS 6 10

Nottinghamshire 11½ - 4½ Staffordshire
Match played 22 October 2011 at Bramcote Memorial Hall, Nottingham

We were outranked on every board but you all played like Heroes.  Well Done.  Not to worry that was just a warm up.  We will win the next match at home.  Thanks for giving up your time to play today.  I am so proud of you all.
Ray

Bd Grade Nottinghamshire score Score Staffordshire Grade
1 159 Brian THOMPSON ½ ½ Alex Pready
(Rushall)
157
2 155 Keith W ROPER ½ ½ Roger Edwards
(Cheddleton)
151
3 154 J Keith WALTERS 0 1 Nick Fraser
(Lichfield)
149
4 153 Stephen J FOSTER 1 0 Ray Dolan
(Cannock & Rushall)
147
5 151 Mark KENYON 1 0 John Yee
(Cheddleton)
146
6 150 Robert J TAYLOR 1 0 Steve Wilcox
(Rushall)
146
7 149 H Richard EDWARDS 1 0 Derek Perks
(Mercia)
144
8 Ung James BYRNE 1 0 Mike Groombridge
(Walsall Kipping)
144
9 147 Hamzah ALI ½ ½ Matthew Wyza
(Cheddleton)
143
10 146 Mark S R RADFORD 1 0 Peter Leary
(Rushall & Bushbury)
142
11 145 Nick J LONDON 0 1 Calvin Styles
(Rushall)
139
12 145 D Philip MORGAN 0 1 Roger Walker
(Cheddleton, Belper & Mansfield)
140
13 145 Harry CROASLEY 1 0 Matthew Carr
(Cannock, Cheddleton
Rushall & Rugeley)
137
14 140 John COLLINS 1 0 Alan Fraser
(Lichfield & Cannock)
132
15 136 Darren INCE 1 0 Danny Torbica
(Lichfield & Cannock)
101
16 132 Alan J KENYON 1 0 Nick Crutchley
(Cannock)
98
TOTALS 11½

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