Club Championship 2015/16

The Club Championship is organised as a “Swiss” tournament running through the season, which is played over 9 rounds,  It is open to members 14 years of age and over, and younger players at the discretion of the Committee.

The time-table allows four rounds before Christmas and five rounds after.  Highest points score wins and in the event of a tie a play-off is held to decide the Champion.  The winner holds the title of Club Champion and the Championship trophy for one year, and receives an inscribed plaque for permanent retention.  The Champion has the right to take Board 1 for the 1st team(s) in Club matches in the following season.

Cash prizes are offered for following places; grading prize(s) according to entry will be announced by the Tournament Secretary as in due course.  All results are submitted for ECF grading.

All points scored in the Club Championship count towards the Roy Wagstaff Memorial Shield.

Follow this link to access the rules.

Rounds are scheduled for 29 September, 27 October, 24 November, 22 December, 19 January, 16 February, 15 March, 12 April and 10 May.

Round 1 – 29 September 2015 (player 1 colour drawn by ECA President Ivor Smith on 22 September)

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Steven Rix 185  1 Victor Fuller 108  0
Arie Nieuwerf 108  0 David Spearman 189  1
Terry Whitton 178  1 John Jestico 106  0
Sid Burns 100  0 Larry Marden 177  1
Ian Hunnable 174  1 Terry Skippen 99  0
Mark Le Gassicke 98  0 Paul Bancroft 164  1
Naomi Wei (Jnr) 162  1 Jim Slattery 92  0
Nigel White 91  0 Philip Staniland 156  1
Mark Murrell 155  1 Wim de Jong 80  0
Nic Charles 78  0 Istvan Lengyel 149  1
Partha Mulay (Jnr) 148  1 Voldi Gailans 78  0
Jean Mara 73  0 Ben Harte U  1
David Smith 141  1 Michael Fleming 70  0
Paul Read 65  0 Andy Lu 140  1
John Keehner 139  1 Sebastian Monzon 63  0
Daniel Bailey (Jnr) 61  0 Peter Nickals 139  1
Laurie Burtt 138  1 Terry Dixon 52  0
Fin O’Regan 51  0 Charlton Siddo 132  1
Kevin Sweeney 123  1 Antonio Norcaro 50  0

Joe Rosenberg received a full point bye after Jeffrey Boardman, his scheduled opponent, withdrew from the event.

Round 2 – 27 October 2015

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Andy Lu (1) 140 0 Steven Rix (1) 185 1
David Spearman (1) 189 1 Partha Mulay (Jnr) (1) 148 0
Peter Nickals (1) 139 0 Terry Whitton (1) 178 1
Larry Marden (1) 177 ½ David Smith (1) 141 ½
Charlton Siddo (1) 132 0 Ian Hunnable (1) 174 1
Paul Bancroft (1) 164 1 John Keehner (1) 139 0
Joe Rosenberg (1) 117 0 Naomi Wei (Jnr) (1) 162 1
Philip Staniland (1) 156 ½ Laurie Burtt (1) 138  ½
Ben Harte (1) U 1 Mark Murrell (1) 155  0
Istvan Lengyel (1) 149 1 Kevin Sweeney (1) 123  0
Victor Fuller (0) 108 1 Jean Mara (0) 73  0
Michael Fleming (0) 70 1 Arie Nieuwerf (0) 108  0
John Jestico (0) 106 0 Paul Read (0) 65  1
Sebastian Monzon (0) 63 0 Sid Burns (0) 100  1
Terry Skippen (0) 99 1 Daniel Bailey (Jnr) (0) 61  0
Terry Dixon (0) 52 ½ Mark Le Gassicke (0) 98  ½
Antonio Norcaro (0) 50  0 Nigel White (0) 91  1
Wim de Jong (0) 80 1 Fin O’Regan (0) 51  0
Voldi Gailans (0) 78 0 Nic Charles (0) 78  1

Jim Slattery (0) received a full point bye.

Round 3 – 24 November 2015

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Steven Rix (2) 185 1 Paul Bancroft (2) 164 0
Naomi Wei (Jnr) (2) 162 ½ David Spearman (2) 185 ½
Terry Whitton (2) 178 1 Istvan Lengyel (2) 149 0
Ian Hunnable (2) 174 1 Ben Harte (2) U 0
Laurie Burtt (1½) 138 ½ Larry Marden (1½) 177 ½
David Smith (1½) 141 ½ Philip Staniland (1½) 156 ½
Mark Murrell (1) 155 1 Victor Fuller (1) 108 0
Partha Mulay (jnr) (1) 148 1 Wim de Jong (1) 80 0
Jim Slattery (1) 92 0 Andy Lu (1) 140 1
John Keehner (1) 139 ½ Terry Skippen (1) 99 ½
Nigel White (1) 91 0 Peter Nickals (1) 139  1
Nic Charles (1) 78 0 Charlton Siddo (1) 132  1
Kevin Sweeney (1) 123 1 Michael Fleming (1) 70  0
Paul Read (1) 65 ½ Joe Rosenberg (1) 117  ½
Sid Burns (1) 100 1d Terry Dixon (½) 52  0d
Mark Le Gassicke (½) 108 0 John Jestico (0) 106  1
Arie Nieuwerf (0) 108 1 Sebastian Monzon (0) 63  0
Fin O’Regan (0) 51 0 Voldi Gailans (0) 78  1
Jean Mara (0) 73 1 Antonio Norcaro (0) 50  0

Daniel Bailey (Jnr) (0) received a full point bye.

Round 4 – 22 December 2015

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Ian Hunnable (3) 174 0 Steven Rix (3) 185 1
David Spearman (2½) 185 ½ Terry Whitton (3) 178 ½
Larry Marden (2) 177 1 Naomi Wei (junior) (2½) 162 0
Paul Bancroft (2) 164 1 Laurie Burtt (2) 138 0
Philip Staniland (2) 156 1 Kevin Sweeney (2) 123 0
Peter Nickals (2) 139 1 Mark Murrell (2) 155 0
Istvan Lengyel (2) 149 1 Sid Burns (2) 100 0
Charlton Siddo (2) 132 0 Partha Mulay (junior) (2) 148 1
Ben Harte (2) e120 0 David Smith (2) 141 1
Andy Lu (2) 140 ½ John Keehner (1½) 139 ½
Terry Skippen (1½) 99 1 Paul Read (1½) 65  0
Joe Rosenberg (1½) 117 ½ Arie Nieuwerf (1) 108 ½
Victor Fuller (1) 108 1 Nic Charles (1) 78 0
John Jestico (1) 106 1 Jean Mara (1) 73 0
Voldi Gailans (1) 78 0 Jim Slattery (1) 92 1
Michael Fleming (1) 70 0 Nigel White (1) 91 1
Wim de Jong (1) 80 1 Daniel Bailey (junior) (1) 61 0
Antonio Norcaro (0) 50 0 Mark Le Gassicke (½) 98 1
Terry Dixon (½) 52 1 Fin O’Regan (0) 51 0

Sebastian Monzon (0) received a full point bye.

Round 5 – 19 January 2016

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Steven Rix (4) 185 [178] ½ Terry Whitton (3½) 178 [176] ½
Istvan Lengyel (3) 149 [145] 0 David Spearman (3) 185 [188] 1
Partha Mulay (junior) (3) 148 [154] ½ Larry Marden (3) 177 [174] ½
David Smith (3) 141 [136] ½ Ian Hunnable (3) 174 [177] ½
Peter Nickals (3) 139 [132] 0 Paul Bancroft (3) 164 [168] 1
Naomi Wei (junior) (2½) 162 [165] 0c Philip Staniland (3) 156 [162] 1c
Terry Skippen (2½) 99 [110] 0 Andy Lu (2½) 140 [145] 1
Mark Murrell (2) 155 [153] 1 Joe Rosenberg (2) 117 [114] 0
John Keehner (2) 139 [141] 0 Victor Fuller (2) 108 [114] 1
Laurie Burtt (2) 138 [136] 1 John Jestico (2) 106 [111] 0
Jim Slattery (2) 92 [89] 0 Charlton Siddo (2) 132 [133] 1
Kevin Sweeney (2) 123 [121] 1 Wim de Jong (2) 80 [80] 0
Nigel White(2) 91 [93] 1 Ben Harte (2) e120 [132] 0
Sid Burns (2) 100 [85] 0 Mark Le Gassicke (1½) 98 [92] 1
Arie Nieuwerf (1½) 108 [106] 1 Terry Dixon (1½) 52 [50] 0
Paul Read (1½) 65 [69] 0 Nic Charles (1) 78 [83] 1
Daniel Bailey (junior) (1) 61 [67] 0 Voldi Gailans (1) 78 [78] 1
Jean Mara (1) 73 [74] ½ Michael Fleming (1) 70 [71] ½
Sebastian Monzon (1) 63 [69] 1 Antonio Norcaro (0) 50 [43] 0

Fin O’Regan (0) received a full point bye.

After conceding her game in this round, Naomi Wei withdrew from the event.

Round 6 – 16 February 2016 

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Philip Staniland (4) 156 [162] 1 Steven Rix (4½) 185 [178] 0
Terry Whitton (4) 178 [176] 0 Paul Bancroft (4) 164 [168] 1
David Spearman (4) 185 [188] 1 David Smith (3½) 141 [136] 0
Larry Marden (3½) 177 [174] ½ Ian Hunnable (3½) 174 [177] ½
Andy Lu (3½) 140 [145] 0 Partha Mulay (junior) (3½) 148 [154] 1
Charlton Siddo (3) 132 [133] ½ Mark Murrell (3) 155 [153] ½
Victor Fuller (3) 108 [114] ½ Istvan Lengyel (3) 149 [145] ½
Kevin Sweeney (3) 123 [121] 0 Peter Nickals (3) 139 [132] 1
Nigel White (3) 91 [93] ½ Laurie Burtt (3) 138 [136] ½
Mark Le Gassicke (2½) 98 [92] 1 Arie Nieuwerf (2½) 108 [106] 0
Ben Harte (2) e120 [132] 0 Terry Skippen (2½) 99 [110] 1
Nic Charles (2) 78 [83] 0 John Keehner (2) 139 [141] 1
Joe Rosenberg (2) 117 [114] ½ Jim Slattery (2) 92 [89] ½
John Jestico (2) 106 [111] 1 Sebastian Monzon (2) 63 [69] 0
Voldi Gailans (2) 78 [78] 1 Sid Burns (2) 100 [85] 0
Wim de Jong (2) 80 [80] 1 Jean Mara (1½) 73 [74] 0
Terry Dixon (1½) 52 [50] 0d Paul Read (1½) 65 [69] 1d
Michael Fleming (1½) 70 [71] ½ Daniel Bailey (junior) (1) 61 [67] ½
Antonio Norcaro (0) 50 [43] ½ Fin O’Regan (1) 51 [51] ½

Round 7 – 15 March 2016 

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Paul Bancroft (5) 164 [168]  0 David Spearman (5) 185 [188] 1
Partha Mulay (junior) (4½) 148 [154]  1 Philip Staniland (5) 156 [162]  0
Steven Rix (4½) 185 [178]  1 Larry Marden (4) 177 [174] 0
Ian Hunnable (4) 174 [177]  1 Terry Whitton (4) 178 [176] 0
Peter Nickals (4) 139 [132] ½ Andy Lu (3½) 140 [145] ½
Mark Murrell (3½) 155 [153] 1 Mark Le Gassicke (3½) 98 [92] 0
Istvan Lengyel (3½) 149 [145] 1 Nigel White (3½) 91 [93] 0
David Smith (3½) 141 [136] 1 Victor Fuller (3½) 108 [114]  0
Terry Skippen (3½) 99 [110] ½ Charlton SIddo (3½) 132 [133] ½
Laurie Burtt (3½) 138 [136]  1 Kevin Sweeney (3) 123 [121]  0
John Keehner (3) 139 [141]  1 Wim de Jong (3) 80 [80]  0
Voldi Gailans (3) 78 [78]  1 John Jestico (3) 106 [111]  0
Arie Nieuwerf (2½) 108 [106]  0 Paul Read (2½) 65 [69]  1
Sid Burns (2) 100 [85]  0 Joe Rosenberg (2½) 117 [114]  1
Jim Slattery (2½) 92 [89]  1 Michael Fleming (2) 70 [71]  0
Sebastian Monzon (2) 63 [69]  0 Ben Harte (2) e120 [132]  1
Terry Dixon (1½) 52 [50]  0 Nic Charles (2) 78 [83]  1
Fin O’Regan (1½) 51 [51]  0 Jean Mara (1½) 73 [74]  1
Daniel Bailey (junior) (1½) 61 [67]  0 Antonio Norcaro (½) 50 [43]  1

Round 8 – 12 April 2016 

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
David Spearman (6) 185 [188] ½ Steven Rix (5½) 185 [178]  ½
Paul Bancroft (5) 164 [168]  1 Partha Mulay (junior) (5½) 148 [154]  0
Philip Staniland (5) 156 [162] ½ Ian Hunnable (5) 174 [177]  ½
Laurie Burtt (4½) 138 [136]  ½ Mark Murrell (4½) 155 [153]  ½
Peter Nickals (4½) 139 [132]  1 Istvan Lengyel (4½) 149 [145]  0
Charlton Siddo (4) 132 [133]  ½ David Smith (4½) 141 [136] ½
Terry Whitton (4) 178 [176]  1 John Keehner (4) 139 [141]  0
Larry Marden (4) 177 [174]  1 Terry Skippen (4) 99 [110]  0
Andy Lu (4) 140 [145]  1 Voldi Gailans (4) 78 [78]  0
Joe Rosenberg (3½) 117 [114]  1 Nigel White (3½) 91 [93]  0
Victor Fuller (3½) 108 [114] 0 Jim Slattery (3½) 92 [89]  1
Mark Le Gassicke (3½) 98 [92]  ½ Paul Read (3½) 65 [69]  ½
Nic Charles (3) 78 [83]  0 Kevin Sweeney (3) 123 [121]  1
Ben Harte (3) e120 [132]  1 Wim de Jong (3) 80 [80]  0
John Jestico (3) 106 [111]  1 Arie Nieuwerf (2½) 108 [106]  0
Jean Mara (2½) 73 [74]  0 Sebastian Monzon (2) 63 [69]  1
Michael Fleming (2) 70 [71]  0 Sid Burns (2) 100 [85]  1
 Fin O’Regan (1½) 51 [51]  0 Daniel Bailey (junior) (1½) 61 [67]  1
Antonio Norcaro (1½) 50 [43]  1 Terry Dixon (1½) 52 [50]  0

Round 9 – 10 May 2016 

White Grade Score Black Grade Score
Ian Hunnable (5½) 174 [177] ½ David Spearman (6½) 185 [188] ½
Steve Rix (6) 185 [178] 1 Peter Nickals (5½) 139 [132] 0
Paul Bancroft (6) 164 [168] ½ Philip Staniland (5½) 156 [162] ½
Partha Mulay (Junior) (5½) 148 [136] 1 Laurie Burtt (5) 138 [136] 0
David Smith (5) 141 [136] ½ Terry Whitton (5) 178 [176] ½
Mark Murrell (5) 155 [153]  1 Andy Lu (5) 140 [145]  0
Istvan Lengyel (4½) 149 [145] ½ Larry Marden (5) 177 [174] ½
Charlton Siddo (4½) 132 [133] ½ Joe Rosenberg (4½) 117 [114] ½
Jim Slattery (4½) 92 [89] 0 Terry Skippen (4) 99 [110] 1
John Keehner (4) 139 [141] 1 John Jestico (4) 106 [111] 0
Kevin Sweeney (4) 123 [121] 1 Mark Le Gassicke (4) 98 [92]  0
Paul Read (4) 65 [69] 0 Ben Harte (4) e120 [132]  1
Voldi Gailans (4) 78 [78] 0 Victor Fuller (3½) 108 [114]  1
Wim de Jong (3) 80 [80] 0 Nigel White (3½) 91 [93]  1
Sebastian Monzon (3) 63 [69] 0 Nic Charles (3) 78 [83]  1
Sid Burns (3) 100 [85] 0 Jean Mara (2½) 73 [74]  1
Arie Nieuwerf (2½) 108 [106] 1 Antonio Norcaro (2½) 50 [43]  0
Daniel Bailey (junior) (2½) 61 [67] 1d Terry Dixon (1½) 52 [50]  0d
Michael Fleming (2) 70 [71] 1 Fin O’Regan (1½) 51 [51]  0

Championship play-off

Both games in the two game play-off between Steve Rix and David Spearman were dtawn and the title was shared..

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