In his weekly round-up, Malcolm Clarke reports on club players’ participation in the Hampshire v Yorkshire match, plus Winchester win the Robertson Plate.
Chandlers Ford’s Sam Murphy and Keven Lamb were both in the Hampshire team for players graded under 140 that lost 10.5-5.5 to Yorkshire at Birmingham and both drew their games against opponents more than 20 points higher graded than themselves. Both Murphy and Lamb are stalwarts of the Chandlers Ford chess club having played for the club at five different headquarters and last season although no individual player represented a Chandlers Ford team in every match Murphy only missed one A team league match and one B team league match. A stalwart of the Winchester club Bob Cleave also played against Yorkshire, but he lost his game on board 2.
A full strength Winchester team won the Robertson Plate beating Hamble on board count in the final after the match finished all square at 2,5-2.5 with Jose Alfonso Jimenez Capilla winning on top board for Winchester in a match in which three of the boards saw drawn games.