Bulldogs and Terriers. A pair of U100/U120 teams
For seven years, from 2005/6 to 2011/12, Staffordshire ran a pair of teams in what was then the lowest section of ECF Inter-county chess.
Alongside the existing U100 team, captained by David Buckley, a second team, captained initially by Traci Whitfield, was added. Running two teams gave more opportunities for players to experience Inter-county chess and could also help encourage younger players.
To begin with, the teams were simply ‘A’ and ‘B’. The ‘Terriers’ and ‘Bulldogs’ names were introduced later.
Terriers captains (2005/6 to 2011/12)
2011/12 (Cap: Denis Nesbitt)
2010/11 (Capt: Steve Emmerton)
2008-9 to 2009/10 (Capt: Paul Clapham)
2005/6 to 2007/8 (Capt: Traci Whitfield)
Bulldogs captains (2005/6 to 2011/12)
2010/11 to 2011/12 (Capt: Peter Evans)
2005/6 to 2009/10 (Capt: David Buckley)
For the 2012/13 season, Staffordshire reverted to running just one U120 team, captained by Peter Evans. Denis Nesbitt became captain of the U140 team.