C Team in 8-board Super-Match

The C team hosted Basingstoke C in the League last week. Both teams at double-strength for numbers of players – an 8-board super-match!

The fixture was in the Southampton Chess League’s Division 5, a home fixture for our C team, on 1st March 2022.

Extra Games

Chandler’s Ford C Team captain Steve Dunleavy arranged with his Basingstoke counterpart David Graham to have additional players participate, continuing a feature of the League’s Divisions 4 and 5 before the pandemic, in which teams could field extra players for grading purposes in the English Chess Federation.

The extra games gave both teams the opportunity to give as many players as possible graded games in match conditions – and against players from a club other than their own.

The Basingstoke C team had several junior players, and their parents brought them and were there to support them. Not that the youngsters needed much support, being very good players.

Basingstoke C's parents and relatives
Basingstoke C’s parents and relatives

It was great to see such a big attendance at the club: the 8 players from each team, plus the visitors’ families, plus more Chandler’s Ford Chess club players playing their various club tournament games. The double-sized match was the largest such event since before the pandemic, when Chandler’s Ford C and D teams played an 8-board match in January 2020.

Match result 2-2

The match was well-contested and ended with a 2-2 draw – for the match boards 1-4. The extra games played for grading and match experience saw the Basingstoke visitors win all the remaining games on boards 5-8.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening. See below for details of the individual results.

BoardHome Team C. Ford C ResultAway Team Basingstoke C
1Keven Lamb0-1Liam Durangparang
2John Kooner0-1Harry Smith
3Peter Eales1-0Edward Yang
4Nobby George1-0Ojas Dhall
2-2
Chandler’s Ford C v Basingstoke C, 1st March 2022

Extra boards for grading and match experience

BoardHome Team C. Ford C ResultAway Team Basingstoke C
5Steve Saunders0-1Shams Dilly
6Rose Saunders0-1Adam Matthews
7Lee Mundy0-1Saksham Rana
8John Pellegrini0-1David Graham
Extra, graded games, Chandler’s Ford C v Basingstoke C, 1st March 2022

Links

Southampton Chess League

SCL Division 5 match result report card

English Chess Federation

When C and D teams played their 8-board super-match

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