Essex League 2000/1

FIRST TEAM FIXTURES (DIVISION 1)

Date Opponents Venue
10/10/00 Powdermill Home 6 4
14/11/00 Southend-on-Sea 1 Home
18/1/01 Basildon 1 Away
14/2/01 Writtle Away 4 6
19/2/01 Brentwood 1 Away 7 3
27/2/01 Upminster 1 Home 7 3
27/3/01 Ilford 1 Away
8/5/01 Barking 1 Home 7 3

Michael Bridger v Ian Hunnable

Wanstead & Woodford v Southend on Sea, Essex League Division 1 14/11/2000 (notes by Ian Hunnable)

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.c3 c5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Qb6 8.Nf3 cxd4 9.cxd4 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.0-0 Bd6 12.a3 a5 [The books give 12…0-0 and if 13.b4 e5!] 13.Qc2 0-0 14.Bg5 e5 [14…h6 appears too weakening. The text frees Black’s position with a strong counter-attack.] 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Rab1 Unnecessarily defensive. In the post-mortem we looked at 17 h3 which is a great improvement on the text. Instead, Black can now go on the attack. 17…Ng4 18.Ng3 [White had to play 18.Bxh7+ Kh8 19.Qg6 Bxh2+ 20.Kh1 Qxg6 21.Bxg6 Bd6 which is only slightly better for Black] Nxf2 19.Bxh7+ Kh8 20.Bf5 [White has miscalculated on f2 as 20.Rxf2 is met not by 20…Bd4 but by 20…Rxf2 21.Qxf2 Bd4; Now the plausible 20.Qg6 is met by Philidor’s 20…Nh3+ etc. Faced with a difficult position, White can only find one of several ways to lose a piece.] 20…Bxf5 21.Nxf5 Nh3+ [Now I pondered whether there was any difference between my intended 21…Ne4+ and 21…Nh3+. It was some time before I noticed that the former meets with 22.Be3!] 22.Kh1 Nxg5 23.Ne7 [I was more concerned about 23.Qe2 although Black has adequate resources with 23…Rae8 (or 23…Bf6 24.Qh5+ Nh7) 24.Nh4 Rf6] 23…Ne4 24.Nxd5 Ng3+ 25.hxg3 Qh6+ 26.Kg1 Bd4+ 27.Rf2 Rxf2 28.Qa4 Rf4+ 0-1

SECOND TEAM FIXTURES (DIVISION 2)

Date Opponents Venue
3/10/00 Wanstead & Woodford 3 Home 6 2
7/11/00 Roding & Loughton 1 Away
5/12/00 Brentwood 2 Home ½
3/1/01 Grays 2 Away 6 2
23/1/01 Upminster 2 Home 5 3
13/2/01 Grays 1 Home
28/2/01 Billericay Away 4 4
16/3/01 Southend-on-Sea 2 Away 7 1
3/4/01 Ilford 2 Away 5

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24/4/01 Waltham Forest Home 5

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THIRD TEAM FIXTURES (DIVISION 2)

Date Opponents Venue
3/10/00 Wanstead & Woodford 2 Away 2 6
17/10/00 Roding & Loughton 1 Home
18/10/00 Grays 1 Away 3 5
6/11/00 Brentwood 2 Away
5/12/00 Waltham Forest Away 2 6
19/12/00 Upminster 2 Away
6/2/01 Ilford 2 Home
13/3/01 Grays 2 Home 6 2
20/3/01 Southend-on-Sea 2 Home ½

27/3/01 Billericay Home

FOURTH TEAM FIXTURES (DIVISION 3)

Date Opponents Venue
19/9/00 Wanstead & Woodford 5* Away 3 3
10/10/00 Wanstead & Woodford 5 Home 2 4
1/11/00 Grays 3 Away
28/11/00 Grays 3 Home 5 1
4/12/00 Brentwood 3 Away ½
23/1/01 Upminster 3 Home 3 3
13/2/01 Upminster 3 Away 3 3
15/2/01 Barking 2 Away 2 4
20/2/01 Roding & Loughton 2 Away 5 1
27/2/01 Barking 2 Home
3/4/01 Brentwood 3 (defaulted match) Home 6 0
1/5/01 Roding & Loughton 2 Home 4 2

* This match finished 4-2 in favour of the 5th team over the board, but the 5th team subsequently proved to have fielded an ineligible player.

FIFTH TEAM FIXTURES (DIVISION 3)

Date Opponents Venue
19/9/00 Wanstead & Woodford 4* Home 3 3
10/10/00 Wanstead & Woodford 4 Away 4 2
17/10/00 Upminster 3 Home
25/10/00 Grays 3 Away
30/10/00 Brentwood 3 Away 5 1
7/11/00 Upminster 3 Away
14/11/00 Grays 3 Home 5 1
23/11/00 Barking 2 Away 2 4
9/1/01 Barking 2 Home 2 4
30/1/01 Roding & Loughton 2 Home 6 0
20/3/01 Brentwood 3 (defaulted match) Home 6 0
17/4/01 Roding & Loughton 2 Away 3 3

* This match finished 4-2 in favour of the 5th team over the board, but the 5th team subsequently proved to have fielded an ineligible player.

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