4NCL Weekend, 4
May 2013, Rd10
Guildford and Wood Green swatted
aside their latest victims with some ease
setting up the title decider tomorrow. Guildford
had a most impressive 8-0 victory against
Cheddleton who had two grandmasters and six
international masters in their team. Only
Aleksandar Colovic on board two and Robert
Bellin on board seven put up any real resistance
before succumbing to defeat against Laurent
Fressinet and Mark Hebden. Wood Green also
scored heavily scoring 7½ against Barbican 2
with only Simon Knott, against Alex Baburin,
troubling the scorers for Barbican.
Jutes of Kent had an impressive
5-3 win against Barbican 1 with wins for Simon
Williams, Anthony Stebbings and Arlette van
Weersel. Jonathan Rogers scored a consolation
point against Alexis Harakis.
White Rose powered to victory
against Cambridge with Sabrina Chevannes (who
secured her first WIM norm yesterday) scoring
the latter’s solitary victory with a win against
WIM Tereza Olsarova from the Czech Republic.
Peter Wells, Richard Palliser, Colin McNab and
Jan Van de Griendt won for White Rose.
The European Club Cup places for
the top three remain unclear, mainly because it
is unlikely that the top two will take their
place which would leave Barbican, Cheddleton,
Jutes of Kent and White Rose fighting it out
Michael Adams (WGHK 1) v Graham Morrison
Shirov v Terry Chapman (Barbican 2)
Match points: Guildford 12, Wood
Green 11, Barbican 1 6, Cheddleton, Jutes of
Kent & White Rose 5, Barbican 2 4, Cambridge 0.
Round eleven pairings:
Guildford 1 (12) - Wood Green
Hilsmark 1 (11)
Barbican 4NCL 2 (4) - Cheddleton
White Rose 1 (5) - Barbican 4NCL
Jutes of Kent (5) - Cambridge
University 1 (0)
Wins for Lawrence Trent, Juan
Bellon, Malcolm Pein and Benjamin Arvola was
enough to see Wood Green 2 home against
e2e4.org.uk but an early win for Andrew Bird
followed by wins from Peter Sowray and Rasa
Norinkeviciute gained what may turn out to be
very useful game points as the relegation battle
goes into its final day.
Sambuca Sharks and Warwickshire
Select had a very exciting match that seemed to
be going Sambuca’s way as they took a 4-2 lead
with wins for Sam Williams, Ben Purton and Hugh
Murphy on the bottom three boards. However, wins
for Chris Shepherd and finally John Pitcher
added to Ameet Ghasi’s earlier win was
sufficient to save the match.
Blackthorne Russia’s commanding
6½-1½ victory against BCM Dragons gives them a
real chance of surviving. Despite a loss for
Simon Ansell against Paul Cooksey they won the
bottom four boards to sadly condemn BCM to
Division 2 next season.
Guildford 2 had a comfortable
7-1 win against South Wales Dragons but even
victory against Wood Green 2 in round eleven may
not be enough to save them.
Match points: Wood Green
2 10, Sambuca Sharks 7, Blackthorne, e2e4.org.uk
& Warwickshire 6, G/ford 2 & SW Dragons 5, BCM
Round eleven pairings:
Guildford 2 (5) - Wood Green
Hilsmark 2 (10)
e2e4.org.uk 1 (6) - South Wales
Sambuca Sharks (7) - Blackthorne
BCM Dragons (3) - Warwickshire
Select 1 (6)
(Warwickshire Select 1)
Kings Head one hundred per cent
record finally came to an end against Pandora’s
Box. IM Jerzy Slaby and Chris Ross both won to
clinch the match and leave them well placed for
3Cs joined them on eight match
points after a tense 4½-3½ win against Oxford.
Victory for Glenn House and Alan Walton more
than made up for David Zakarian’s scoring
Oxford’s only win against Adam Ashton on board
White Rose 2 beat Wessex 6-2 and
Anglian Avengers won 4½-3½ against Bristol to
keep their promotion chances alive. They will
now play in round eleven with the winner having
a chance of being promoted depending on the
results in the other two matches.
Match points: Kings Head
10, 3Cs and Pandora’s Box 8, Oxford 7, White
Rose 2 6, Anglian Avengers 5, Bristol & Wessex
Kings Head (10) - Oxford 1 (7)
3Cs 1 (8) - Pandora's Box Grantham (8) White
Rose 2 (6) - Anglian Avengers 1 (5) Bristol 1
(2) – Wessex (2).
Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 1 beat The
ADs 5-3 to confirm their place in Division 2
next season with wins from Tom Brown, John
Trevelyan and Alex Bullen. Ian Snape scored the
win for ADs who were already safe.
Barbican Youth & Poisoned Pawns
drew their match 4-4 with wins for Peter
Poobalasingam and Kanwal Bhatia for Barbican
being cancelled out by wins for Ken McEwan and
Spirit of Atticus moved closer
to safety with a 5-3 win over North East
England. Martin Mitchell, Andrew Smith and David
Robertson won for Atticus whilst Sue Maroroa
beat WGM Sheila Jackson for the North East’s one
KJCA Kings kept their hopes
alive with a 5-3 victory over e2e4.org.uk 2 with
Victor Jones, Laurence Ball and Matthew Lunn
winning whilst John Garnett won for e2e4.
Match points: ADs 10,
Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 1 9, Poisoned Pawns & Spirit
of Atticus 8, Barbican Youth 7, KJCA Kings 6,
e2e4.org.uk 2 & NE England 0.
Poisoned Pawns (8) The AD's (10)
Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 1 (9) v Barbican Youth (7)
Spirit of Atticus (8) - KJCA Kings (6)
e2e4.org.uk 2 (0) - North East England (0)
Congratulations to Hackney who
secured promotion with a 3½-2½ victory over
Anglian Avengers 2 with Adrian Ociepka and John
Reid recording the vital wins. Mark Gray beat
Francis Chin to score Anglian’s one victory.
Cambridge 2 caught up Bradford
by beating them in round 10. Their wins came
from Alistair Hill, Stuart Robertson and Andrew
Sussex Smart Survivors, The
Rookies and Cheddleton 2 all won to remain
amongst the many teams in contention going into
the last round.
Leaders: Hackney 18,
Bradford & Cambridge 16, Anglian Avengers 14.
Full results and
today’s round will be available soon on the 4NCL
website as well as
round 11 pairings in the