South Hams Chess Club
South Hams Chess Club

Outdoor Chess in Dartmouth 15 June 2023

The first of two planned outdoor events for the summer of 2023 took place on 15th June, from 6:30pm until bad light stopped play just before 10pm. The event included guests from the Brixham, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Teignmouth and Totnes clubs. The time contols were 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move. Many thanks to Tony Tatam for arbiting and sorting out the pairings.

The Weather Gods gave us a perfect summer's evening, and six rounds were played. Ben Wilkinson and Alan Brusey seemed to think there wouild be a prize for the loudest shirt!

The evening's winner was Trefor Thynne, who scored an impressive 5½. Alan Brusey (the only player who managed to take half a point off Trefor) came second on 5, and third place was a tie between Steve Levy, Chris Collins and Freddie Sugden on 4. The full results can be viewed on the Swiss-Manager results website.

Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Hurt 1-0 Thomas
Trevor Hurt 1 - 0 Richard Thomas
Dartmouth Outdoor Lance Howarth 0-1 Roy Greenhalgh
Lance Howarth 0 - 1 Roy Greenhalgh
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Crickmore 0-1 Doidge
Alan Crickmore 0 - 1 Charles Doidge
Dartmouth Outdoor Roy Greenhalgh ½-½ Alan Davies
Roy Greenhalgh ½ - ½ Alan Davies
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Brusey ½-½ Brooks
Paul Brooks ½-½ Alan Brusey
Dartmouth Outdoor Cathy Black 1-0 Mike Cuggy
Cathy Black 1 - 0 Mike Cuggy
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Collins 0-1 Sugden
Chris Collins 0-1 Freddie Sugden
Dartmouth Outdoor Ben Wilkinson ½-½ Cliff Peach
Ben Wilkinson ½ - ½ Cliff Peach
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Sugden 0-1 Brusey
Freddie Sugden 0-1 Alan Brusey
Dartmouth Outdoor Richard Thomas 1-0 Alan Davies
Richard Thomas 1 - 0 Alan Davies
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Crickmore ½-½ Brusey
Alan Crickmore ½-½ Mike Hussey
Dartmouth Outdoor Trefor Thynne 1-0 Charles Doidge
Trefor Thynne 1 - 0 Charles Doidge
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Brooks 1-0 Black
Paul Brooks 1-0 Cathy Black
Dartmouth Outdoor Ben Wilkinson 0-1 Steve Levy
Ben Wilkinson 0 - 1 Steve Levy
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Collins 1-0 Hurt
Chris Collins 1-0 Trevor Hurt
Dartmouth Outdoor Lance Howarth 0-1 Roy Greenhalgh
Lance Howarth 0 - 1 Roy Greenhalgh
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess General Scene
With a cloudless sky, the shade was welcome
Dartmouth Outdoor Cat Spectates
Tatiana the cat didn't think much of the chess
Dartmouth Outdoor Chess Tony Tatam presented the trophy to Trefor Thynne
Tony Tatam presented the trophy to Trefor Thynne. Very well played, Trefor!

Thank you to everyone who participated - it was a very enjoyable evening. The next Dartmouth outdoor event will be on Saturday 1st July.