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EXETER & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE

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FOR DETAILS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE EXETER CHESS LEAGUE GO HERE

 

KEITH ARKELL'S SIMULTANEOUS DISPLAY AT EAST BUDLEIGH

 

On Saturday 6th June Grandmaster Keith Arkell played simultaneously against an East Budleigh combined team. The proceedings started in a grand manner with the ringing of wedding bells in the village Parish Church next door! Then in a double round display Keith played 18 games against his opponents without loss and conceding no draws. This was an impressive display by one of England's finest grandmasters.  Keith has kindly annotated the following games which he considered were the best played against him during the afternoon. From his notes it can be seen that both opponents put up a stiff fight and both were close to drawing at one stage. Keith's endgame skill and his famous CK opening was much in evidence throughout the afternoon.

Two of the games played and annotated by Keith can can be seen HERE.


 

GO TO EAST BUDLEIGH AND PLAY A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION

     

 

 

East Budleigh Explorers  v Tiverton Tigers  (Exeter Championship League)

 

This was an historic occasion for East Budleigh Chess Club being its 1st match in the Exeter & District Chess League. Two of the team, Mike Lee and Brian Le Masurier had never played in a league match before and Michael Lester was making a welcome return to chess after a 5 year lay-off.

For a long time it looked  fairly even but long endgames on boards 2 and 4 gradually went against the home team.

In compensation East Budleigh managed  a win on Bd.1 and gained a well fought draw on Bd.3. Although they lost the match 1.5 - 2.5 the event was looked upon as a success for such an inexperienced team.

                 
 
   EAST  BUDLEIGH        TIVERTON TIGERS  
Bd.   Grd       Grd
1    B. G. E. Gosling   151    1  0     I. V.  Annetts 152
2    M.  Lee   100e    0  1    J. Knowles 128
3    M.  Lester     88e      S-T-Tracey 104
4    B. Le  Masurier     80e    0  1     A. Brinkley   88
 
 
    Final score:      1.5 - 2.5 to Tiverton Tigers

Alan Brinkley(L) and Brian Le Masurier relaxing after their game.

The club meet on the second Thursday of every month. Next meeting: Thursday 12th December at 7:00pm at All Saints Church Hall, EB for a Christmas Handicap Tournament. This will be a fun event and suitable for both beginners and more experienced players alike. The first meeting in the New Year will be on Thursday January 9th.  Annual membership fee is 30 for adults and 15 for juniors.  Brian Gosling  brigosling@aol.com  01395-442060