South Hams Chess Club
South Hams Chess Club

Torbay and District Rapidplay Chess League

South Hams Chess Club fields a team in the Rapidplay Competition of the Torbay and District Chess League.  Games played in this competition are submitted to the ECF Rapidplay grading database.

In this competition, each team consists of four players, with a maximum rapidplay team grade of Under 560. Each player plays the same opponent twice - once as white, and once as black. The away team has white on the odd-numbered boards for the first set of games, and colours are swapped for the second set of games. Digital clocks are used; the rate of play is all moves in 25 minutes with 10 seconds increment added per move from the beginning.

Please visit the Torbay and District Chess League web page for the latest team standings, and our fixtures and results page for the team's fixtures for the current season.

Individual Player Statistics

Here are the current player statistics for South Hams players in the RapidPlay Competition during the 2015-16 season:

NameGradeECFPWDLAve OpPerf%Points
Levy, Steve200134450L862015119287.57.0
Wilkinson, Ben152162703L3300140190100.03.0
Archer, David136300734A860212815375.06.0
Fowler, James94277497F210111711750.01.0
Russell, Dennis98214868H411212611337.51.5
Greenhalgh, Roy124134641G2002139890.00.0
Collins, Tony76173334F200295450.00.0
Belli, John61300901E200293430.00.0
 

Overall Team Statistics

Matches Played:4
Matches Won:3
Matches Drawn:0
Matches Lost:1
Match Points:6
Percentage:75
Average South Hams Team Grade:546.5
Average Opponents Team Grade:525.3

TDCL Rapidplay: South Hams v Plymouth 12 Nov 2015

Bd South Hams Col Grade ECF Result Plymouth Col Grade ECF PGN
1 Levy, Steve B 177 134450L 1-0 Stanton-Brownbridge, Michael W 158 157349E Submit
2 Archer, David W 138 300734A 1-0 Wilby, Robert B 143 155624B View
3 Russell, Dennis B 127 214868H 0-1 Medhurst, Brian W 134 191035J Submit
4 Fowler, James W 94 277497F 1-0 Tatam, Anthony B 117 134693D Submit
5 Levy, Steve W 177 134450L 1-0 Stanton-Brownbridge, Michael B 158 157349E Submit
6 Archer, David B 138 300734A 1-0 Wilby, Robert W 143 155624B View
7 Russell, Dennis W 127 214868H 0-1 Medhurst, Brian B 134 191035J Submit
8 Fowler, James B 94 277497F 0-1 Tatam, Anthony W 117 134693D Submit
Overall Match5365-3552
Bd South Hams Grade Res Plymouth Grade PGN
1 Levy, Steve 177 1-0 Stanton-Brownbridge, Michael 158 Submit
2 Archer, David 138 1-0 Wilby, Robert 143 View
3 Russell, Dennis 127 0-1 Medhurst, Brian 134 Submit
4 Fowler, James 94 1-0 Tatam, Anthony 117 Submit
5 Levy, Steve 177 1-0 Stanton-Brownbridge, Michael 158 Submit
6 Archer, David 138 1-0 Wilby, Robert 143 View
7 Russell, Dennis 127 0-1 Medhurst, Brian 134 Submit
8 Fowler, James 94 0-1 Tatam, Anthony 117 Submit
Overall Match5365-3552

TDCL Rapidplay: South Hams v Newton Abbot 21 Jan 2016

Bd South Hams Col Grade ECF Result Newton Abbot Col Grade ECF PGN
1 Levy, Steve B 177 134450L ½-½ Kinder, Andrew W 152 162701G View
2 Wilkinson, Ben W 152 162703L 1-0 Taylor, Wilfred B 131 182650F View
3 Archer, David B 138 300734A 1-0 Narayanan, Nandaja W 97 279359D View
4 Collins, Tony W 76 173334F 0-1 Blackmore, Joshua B 95 290737K Submit
5 Levy, Steve W 177 134450L 1-0 Kinder, Andrew B 152 162701G View
6 Wilkinson, Ben B 152 162703L 1-0 Taylor, Wilfred W 131 182650F View
7 Archer, David W 138 300734A 1-0 Narayanan, Nandaja B 97 279359D View
8 Collins, Tony B 76 173334F 0-1 Blackmore, Joshua W 95 290737K Submit
Overall Match5435½-2½475
Bd South Hams Grade Res Newton Abbot Grade PGN
1 Levy, Steve 177 ½-½ Kinder, Andrew 152 View
2 Wilkinson, Ben 152 1-0 Taylor, Wilfred 131 View
3 Archer, David 138 1-0 Narayanan, Nandaja 97 View
4 Collins, Tony 76 0-1 Blackmore, Joshua 95 Submit
5 Levy, Steve 177 1-0 Kinder, Andrew 152 View
6 Wilkinson, Ben 152 1-0 Taylor, Wilfred 131 View
7 Archer, David 138 1-0 Narayanan, Nandaja 97 View
8 Collins, Tony 76 0-1 Blackmore, Joshua 95 Submit
Overall Match5435½-2½475
 

Match Report

Author:  Ben Wilkinson

Date:  22 Jan 2016

South Hams played their second fixture of the 2015/16 rapidplay season on home turf against Newton Abbot.. Buoyed by recent success, the trio of Levy, Wilkinson and Archer were spoiling for a fight, ably backed up by Tony Collins on board 4.

First blood was spilt by Ben Wilkinson, as his opponent over-looked a back rank mate, and was forced to give up a piece in a lost endgame. The not so gallant David Archer added to the score at the expense Nandaja Narayanan. Newton Abbot fought back through the ever improving Joshua Blackmore who over powered Tony in a Rook and Knight endgame. The top board clash ended drawn, with Steven admitting that perhaps he’d let his position slip, and his opponent off the hook.

The second half of the evening continued in the same vein, with David Archer once again showing no respect for the fairer sex, and destroying his opponent with an overwhelming attack. Ben added a further point after his opponent self-destructed after a knight sac. failed to yield counter-play. Tony’s resistance didn’t quite stave off Joshua’s attack on board 4, leaving a match score of 4.5 -2.5 with the top board remaining. Steve completed the victory with panache, as he strangled the Andrew Kinder’s position, removing any possible counter play and putting the final nail in the coffin by trapping his opponents queen.

Overall, a successful and thoroughly enjoyable evening.


TDCL Rapidplay: Plymouth v South Hams 15 Feb 2016

Bd Plymouth Col Grade ECF Result South Hams Col Grade ECF PGN
1 Wilby, Robert B 143 155624B 0-1 Levy, Steve W 200 134450L View
2 Hodge, Nicholas W 142 291419A 1-0 Archer, David B 136 300734A View
3 Quinn, Martin B 139 214755F 1-0 Greenhalgh, Roy W 124 134641G Submit
4 Tatam, Tony W 117 134693D 0-1 Russell, Dennis B 98 214868H Submit
5 Wilby, Robert W 143 155624B 0-1 Levy, Steve B 200 134450L View
6 Hodge, Nicholas B 142 291419A 1-0 Archer, David W 136 300734A Submit
7 Quinn, Martin W 139 214755F 1-0 Greenhalgh, Roy B 124 134641G Submit
8 Tatam, Tony B 117 134693D ½-½ Russell, Dennis W 98 214868H Submit
Overall Match5414½-3½558
Bd Plymouth Grade Res South Hams Grade PGN
1 Wilby, Robert 143 0-1 Levy, Steve 200 View
2 Hodge, Nicholas 142 1-0 Archer, David 136 View
3 Quinn, Martin 139 1-0 Greenhalgh, Roy 124 Submit
4 Tatam, Tony 117 0-1 Russell, Dennis 98 Submit
5 Wilby, Robert 143 0-1 Levy, Steve 200 View
6 Hodge, Nicholas 142 1-0 Archer, David 136 Submit
7 Quinn, Martin 139 1-0 Greenhalgh, Roy 124 Submit
8 Tatam, Tony 117 ½-½ Russell, Dennis 98 Submit
Overall Match5414½-3½558
 

Match Report

Author:  Ben Wilkinson

Date:  23 Feb 2016

When Tony Tatam utters the words “we can’t field a strong team for this match”, you know things will be tough!

On paper we were the stronger side, but Plymouth had a very strong middle order.

In the first games, Steven outplayed Rob Wilby to put South Hams on the scoresheet, however Martin Quinn soon leveled the match with a similarly impressive performance against Roy Greenhalgh. David Archer appeared to have the better of the position against Nick Hodge, with a strong attack developing from his favoured Dutch Defence. Unfortunately he couldn’t convert this to a win, and Plymouth took a 2-1 lead. In the last game Dennis Russell pulled of a Houdini-like endgame, to salvage a point from a lost position. Tony Tatam returning some of the previous generosity offered by South Hams. At the tea break 2-2.

Refreshments were of no benefit to David and Roy, who both duplicated their earlier performances! Steve Levy however, continued his unbeaten rapidplay form, and took the match score to 4-3, with Dennis needing a win for South Hams to draw the match and virtually guarantee the Rapidplay title. In a tense endgame with Tony and Dennis each having Queen, Bishop and 6 pawns, Dennis two minutes up on the clock offered a draw ………


TDCL Rapidplay: Newton Abbot v South Hams 24 Mar 2016

Bd Newton Abbot Col Grade ECF Result South Hams Col Grade ECF PGN
1 Kinder, Andrew B 152 162701G ½-½ Levy, Steve W 200 134450L Submit
2 Ramesh, Vignesh W 157 276543D D-1 Wilkinson, Ben B 152 162703L Submit
3 Taylor, Wilf B 131 182650F 0-1 Archer, David W 136 300734A View
4 Blackmore, Joshua W 93 290737K 1-0 Belli, John B 61 300901E Submit
5 Kinder, Andrew W 152 162701G 0-1 Levy, Steve B 200 134450L View
6 Ramesh, Vignesh B 157 276543D 0-1 Wilkinson, Ben W 152 162703L Submit
7 Taylor, Wilf W 131 182650F 0-1 Archer, David B 136 300734A View
8 Blackmore, Joshua B 93 290737K 1-0 Belli, John W 61 300901E Submit
Overall Match5332½-5½549
Bd Newton Abbot Grade Res South Hams Grade PGN
1 Kinder, Andrew 152 ½-½ Levy, Steve 200 Submit
2 Ramesh, Vignesh 157 D-1 Wilkinson, Ben 152 Submit
3 Taylor, Wilf 131 0-1 Archer, David 136 View
4 Blackmore, Joshua 93 1-0 Belli, John 61 Submit
5 Kinder, Andrew 152 0-1 Levy, Steve 200 View
6 Ramesh, Vignesh 157 0-1 Wilkinson, Ben 152 Submit
7 Taylor, Wilf 131 0-1 Archer, David 136 View
8 Blackmore, Joshua 93 1-0 Belli, John 61 Submit
Overall Match5332½-5½549