1st Worthing Juniors vs. Seniors Match - 14th June 2010

Well, it's back to the drawing board for the oldies – Dave Chilvers lost even more of his hair and watched his team go down by a single point to Cassie Graham’s juniors.

Worthing Chess Club Juniors vs Seniors photo Worthing Chess Club Juniors v Seniors photo

A really enjoyable evening kicked-off with Cassie winning the toss and taking White on the odd boards – a decision not greeted favourably by her youngest team member Joseph Allin, making his debut at the club, who announced ‘But I prefer being Black!’

With just 45 mins each for all moves, the oldies knew they would be under pressure against their quick-fire opponents and the early exchanges favoured the youngsters.  With about 20 mins remaining, the juniors reached the winning score of 4.5:

Stung into action by these set backs, the remaining oldies played brilliantly to win late in the session – congratulations to Dave Chilvers, Don Banks and Robin Trinkwon who rolled back the years with some fine tactical and positional play.

A really big thank you the all the club seniors who have made the juniors so welcome over the season, it is much appreciated. 

1

Dave Chilvers

1

0

Matt Payne

2

Don Banks

1

0

Morgan Blake

3

Kevin Walsh

0.5

0.5

Arthur Graham

4

Dave Wallis

0

1

William Graham

5

Dave Bennett

0

1

Ben Simpson

6

Robin Trinkwon

1

0

Cassie Graham

7

Dave Bradley

0

1

Joseph Allin

8

Ken Hawarth

0

1

Sam Lennard

 

Total

3.5

4.5

 

Just the Bernard Bruno memorial tournament left now on the 26th June before the Summer break.  The season then re-opens with the AGM on Sept 6th followed by the Chairman vs. Secretary curtain-raiser the week after.

Dave Graham