DCCA Mamhead Challenge Cup
In 2018-19, South Hams has a team competing in the Devon County Chess Association (DCCA) Division 2 League, also known as the Mamhead Challenge Cup. The league is named after Lord Mamhead - Sir Robert Newman MP - who became the DCCA's third president in 1920. The Keverel Chess website has an interesting article on Sir Robert and Mamhead House, including a picture of the Challenge Cup.
The Mamhead is a 4-board competition, with an aggregate grade limit for each match of Under 640. There is no limit on individual player grades.
The Mamhead is a Saturday competition in order to enable teams from throughout Devon to travel to their away fixtures. The generous time controls - each player starts with 90 minutes, with 30 seconds added afer each move - are intended to encourage a high standard of chess!
Except when otherwise agreed between team captains, South Hams home matches in the Mamhead Challenge Cup will be played at the club's normal venue - the Regal Club, Kingsbridge.
The DCCA competition rules can be downloaded here.
Fixtures and Results
You can apply a filter to the fixtures by typing into the Filter box. For example, if you type Ply then only the fixtures against Plymouth will be displayed.
Click on a match score to view the game results for the match concerned. If the word "Report" appears against a particular match, then when you view the game results you will also see the match report.
Individual Player Statistics
Here are the current player statistics for South Hams players in the DCCA Mamhead Division during the 2018-19 season:
Overall Team Statistics
|Average South Hams Team Grade:||572|
|Average Opponents Team Grade:||607|
DCCA Mamhead: Newton Abbot v South Hams 15 Dec 2018
|Bd||Newton Abbot||Col||Grade||ECF||Result||South Hams||Col||Grade||ECF||PGN|
|1||Brusey, Alan W||B||174||107557D||1-0||Levy, Steve||W||190||134450L||View|
|2||Thynne, Trefor F||W||168||120405B||½-½||Schofield, James||B||139||310014F||Submit|
|3||Blackmore, Joshua P||B||138||290737K||1-0||McConnell, Phil||W||124||285386D||Submit|
|4||Taylor, Wilfred RP||W||123||182650F||1-0||Peach, Cliff||B||107||116851E||Submit|
|Bd||Newton Abbot||Grade||Res||South Hams||Grade||PGN|
|1||Brusey, Alan W||174||1-0||Levy, Steve||190||View|
|2||Thynne, Trefor F||168||½-½||Schofield, James||139||Submit|
|3||Blackmore, Joshua P||138||1-0||McConnell, Phil||124||Submit|
|4||Taylor, Wilfred RP||123||1-0||Peach, Cliff||107||Submit|
DCCA Mamhead: South Hams v Plymouth 19 Jan 2019
|1||Levy, Steve||W||190||134450L||1-0||Twine, David||B||177||120725J||View|
|2||Archer, David||B||156||300734A||1-0||Stinton-Brownbridge, Michael H||W||163||157349E||View|
|3||Schofield, James||W||139||310014F||1-0||Wilby, Robert G||B||139||155624B||View|
|4||Ashby, Ken||B||99||181837F||0-1||Quinn, Martin||W||132||214755F||Submit|
|1||Levy, Steve||190||1-0||Twine, David||177||View|
|2||Archer, David||156||1-0||Stinton-Brownbridge, Michael H||163||View|
|3||Schofield, James||139||1-0||Wilby, Robert G||139||View|
|4||Ashby, Ken||99||0-1||Quinn, Martin||132||Submit|