Poole win the the Two Towns match vs Bournemouth for the first time in 4 years

On another successful night for the club with a little help from players from Wimborne and Martin Clancey from Ringwood we had a great night to win the Two Towns Trophy by a convincing score of 17-12.

This amazing run means we have collected 7 trophies in the last few months with both the Dorchester Jamboree and the Two Towns before the formal season has started.

On the night we fielded 19 Poole players which is a club record in terms of numbers which is a great turn out by all and shows the commitment, desire and spirit the club is currently enjoying. This is the only chess event in the year when all club members play collectively in one team on the same match.

Martin Simons had gathered probably close to the best support from Southbourne/Highcliffe/New Milton and Bournemouth and had gathered an impressive team. He did drop out himself when we had to do a last minute repairing most sportingly which would have weakened the team but Poole were also very well strong in the lead batting area!

Our middle order held  firm and impressive points gained from Dragi/Richie/Tarik/Adam and Tony Pritchard maintained the good score  from the lead batsman through to its final conclusion. Our tail enders have had better days but still scored a couple of points and so also contributed.

The spirit of the event came through and it was great to see 60 players at our club in one room enjoying and playing chess. Trophies are won temporarily and are on loan but its the connection of all within chess that is most important and  also at Poole.

Two Towns Match : Wednesday 12th September 2018
Bournemouth v Poole
No Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 Bruce Jenks Southbourne 180 0-1 Mike Duggan Poole 192
2 James Forster Southbourne 176 0-1 Ian Clark Wimborne 191
3 Grzegorz Sawicki Southbourne 175 0-1 Henryk Subaru Unattached 190
4 Russ Pegg Southbourne 172 0-1 Allan Pleasants Wimborne 190
5 Reenen Du Toit New Milton 166 0-1 John Weatherlake Poole 175
6 David Bradley-Brock New Milton 159 1/2 -1/2 David Fuller Poole 164
7 Michael Williams Southbourne 147 0-1 Martin Clancy Ringwood 152
8 CANCELLED CANCELLED
9 Len Laker Southbourne 144 1/2-1/2 Dragi Popovic Poole 146
10 Richard Ursell Highcliffe 142 1/2-1/2 Steve Pollyn Unattached 144
11 Michael Litchfield Southbourne 139 0-1 Tim Joyce Wimborne 140
12 Ivan Willis Bournemouth 138 0-1 Richard Smith Poole 137
13 Steve Disney New Milton 132 1/2-1/2 Simon Fox Poole 136
14 Phil Sorensen Bournemouth 131 1-0 Simon Patterson Poole 136
15 Paul Errington Bournemouth 130 1/2-1/2 Alan Tyler Wimborne 135
16 Andrew Alterton Bournemouth 130 0-1 Tarik Reghif Poole 132
17 John Harris Southbourne 128 1-0 Tony Leach Poole 130
18 John Oldfield Bournemouth 128 0-1 Adam Jaggard Poole 122
19 John Belinger New Milton 124 1-0 Mike Rutter Poole 122
20 David Arorash Southbourne 115 0-1 Graham Hillman Wimborne 114
21 Chris Lane Southbourne 114 1-0 Christine Roberts Poole 108
22 Ron Salinger Highcliffe 109 1/2-1/2 Tony Pritchard Poole 103
23 Frank Hamilton-Taylor Southbourne 108 1-0 Bryan Lose Poole 100
24 Andrew Manson Highcliffe 105 0-1 David Lewis Wimborne 100
25 John Beasant New Milton 97 1/2-1/2 Ted Paul (Junior) Poole 100
26 Bill Page New Milton 95 1/2-1/2 Greg Webb Wimborne 97
27 Nigel Purry Southbourne 89 1/2-1/2 Paul Trowbridge Poole 75
28 Tim McCullagh Southbourne 86 1/2-1/2 David Lockwood Poole 76
29 John Jenkins Highcliffe 82 1-0 Steve Bailey Poole 69
30 Rachel Richardson Highcliffe 81 1-0 Derek Jones Bournemouth 66
Score 12-17

 

Eric Sachs
September 14, 2018