4NCL: 20-21 November 1999 (Ian Upton)

Before I begin the weekend’s report, I’d like, briefly, to dwell on interesting differences in perspectives between rival viewers of matches. Any of you reading the account of our first weekend will have come to the conclusion that we were a tad unlucky in losing to South Wales Dragons. However, for an interesting alternative view, trying having a look at http://wkweb1.cableinet.co.uk/jsaunders/swd.htm. This is the South Wales Dragons web-site, maintained by the indefatigable John Saunders (Webmeister extraordinaire).

"A comfortable victory against Wessex"? Hmmm, I beg to differ but, hey, they won the match, so kudos to SWD (who, by the way, are now flying high with 100% after four matches).

Back to November …

Dave Neil couldn’t make the weekend, so we drafted in another newbie, David Pye, for a baptism of fire. David has a reputation for tenacity – great! Tony Corkett was also back. While the weekend’s matches were against a couple of tough-looking teams, we were all feeling "up" for it.

Saturday 20th November

   

Wessex

   

Poisoned Pawns

 

1

w

Rossiter, Philip

2369

-

Harley Andrew

2294

2

b

Corkett, Anthony

2295

-

Swanson Stephen

2283

3

w

Simons, Martin

2264

0-1

Hammond Andrew

2212

4

b

Upton, Ian

2238

-

Rosen Daniel

2239

5

w

Yeo, Michael

2201

-

Moore Gerald

2202

6

b

Pleasants, Allan

2072

0-1

Ledger Stephen

2162

7

w

Pye, David

2072

0-1

Hansen Hans-Peter

2056

8

b

Howard, Emily (F)

2037

-

Vann Monica (F)

1624

       

2-5

   

A full report will follow once I have some games scores.

In the meantime, here is one of the least exciting games any member of our team has ever played. Yes, it's my very short draw against Rosen. Enjoy it! A Study in tedium

yeo_rd3.pgn Mike and Ian cannot play each other - why Mike turned down a fearsome opponent

Sunday 21st November

Kings Head-Wessex 2-6

   

Kings Head

   

Wessex

 

1

w

Jossien, Arnaud *

2314

0-1

Rossiter, Philip

2369

2

b

Thomas, Richard

2265

0-1

Corkett, Anthony

2295

3

w

McMichael, Richard

2261

-

Simons, Martin

2264

4

b

Okike, David

2170

0-1

Upton, Ian

2238

5

w

O’Shaughnessy, Conor

2195

-

Yeo, Michael

2201

6

b

Mackenzie, Colin

2138

1-0

Pleasants, Allan

2072

7

w

Compton, Alistair

2093

0-1

Pye, David

2072

8

b

Kelly, Alexandra (F)

1576

0-1

Howard, Emily (F)

2037

       

2-6

   

A full report will follow once I have some games scores.

Mike Yeo had a fascinating encounter, which evolved yet further his ongoing affection for a particular variation of the Exchange Ruy Lopez. Here are his thoughts on the issue ... yeo_rd4.pgn

 


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