Sunday, September 30, 2012

TCC KO Round 1

1st Qualification Round

The first round of the inaugural Trowbridge Chess Club Knockout Tournament was attended by nine players on Thursday the 27th September. Each player selected a pairing number at random, as listed below. Two club members (Dave M and Tim) could not play on the night but had entered the competition beforehand. Richard did not attend.

Tony elected to take a bye to the second qualification round. The remaining entrants were paired at random, using the traditional "shuffle a pack of Gareth's business cards" method.

# Player
1David WestonEnters 2nd qualification round
2Richard WhiteWithdrawn
3Nigel CrucefixGame postponed
4Arthur HibbittGame postponed
5Derek RothwellTo be replayed
6Mark LeonardQualified
7Roy LudlowTo be replayed
8Anthony RansomEnters 2nd qualification round
9Louis BurtonEnters 2nd qualification round
10Gareth WilliamsQualified
11Tim WoodwardUnavailable
12Dave MarshallUnavailable



1David Weston0-1Gareth Williams10
6Mark Leonard1-0Louis Burton9
7Roy Ludlow½-½Derek Rothwell5
3Nigel CrucefixP-PDave Marshall12
11Tim WoodwardP-PArthur Hibbitt4


Qualified to the Quarter Final (Jan/Feb 2013)

Gareth Williams
Mark Leonard


Through to the Second Round of Qualification (25th October)

Anthony Ransom
David Weston
Louis Burton

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Somerset League Fixtures 2012-13

Here are the new season's fixtures (subject to change). Please refer to the Somerset County Chess Association fixtures page for any official updates.

Somerset Knock-Out
In the annual 8 board Somerset Knock-Out Cup holders Taunton once again receive a bye directly into the semi-final. The other fixtures are identical to last season's; therefore Trowbridge find themselves away to Frome. However this year could feature a much changed line-up.

Mon12 NovemberGlastonburyNorton Radstock
Tue13 NovemberFrome
Thu15 NovemberSedgemoorYeovil
Semi11-15 February 2013

Final25-29 March 2013

Somerset Division 2 East
Trowbridge are once again hopeful of winning back the Charles Marsh (East) trophy from Frome. To achieve this we will need to avoid last year's heavy defeat away to Bath in the opening match.
The maximum 145 average ECF grade over 6 boards shouldn't be difficult to manage.

Wed10 October BathTrowbridge
Thu8 NovemberTrowbridgeNorton Radstock
Tue11 DecemberFromeTrowbridge
Thu10 January 2013TrowbridgeBath
Thu21 February 2013Norton RadstockTrowbridge
Thu21 March 2013TrowbridgeFrome

Somerset Division 3 East
In Division 3 no player graded over 145 is eligible and the sum total for the team must not exceed 500. Players graded under 95 are deemed to be 95 ECF. Ungraded players are considered to be graded 110.
This means that we will be unable to play Gareth, Tim and Derek all in the same team (at the same time).

Tue23 OctoberFromevsTrowbridge
Thu22 NovemberTrowbridgevsBath
Thu6 DecemberNorton RadstockvsTrowbridge
Thu17 January 2013TrowbridgevsFrome
Wed13 February 2013BathvsTrowbridge
Thu7 March 2013TrowbridgevsNorton Radstock