South Hams Chess Club
South Hams Chess Club

DCCA Mamhead Challenge Cup

In 2019-20, 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 South Hams team captain is Steve Levy, who can be contcted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The DCCA team competitions are administered through the ECF League Management System. Fixtures, results, league tables and other statistics can be viewed 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.

DateCompHome TeamAway TeamResScoreReport
04 Jan 2020MamhBarnstapleSouth HamsW1½-2½
01 Feb 2020MamhSouth HamsNewton Abbot
29 Feb 2020MamhPlymouthSouth Hams
18 Apr 2020MamhSouth HamsExmouth
DayDateCompetitionCompHome TeamAway TeamResScoreReport
Saturday04 Jan 2020DCCA MamheadMamhBarnstapleSouth HamsW1½-2½
Saturday01 Feb 2020DCCA MamheadMamhSouth HamsNewton Abbot
Saturday29 Feb 2020DCCA MamheadMamhPlymouthSouth Hams
Saturday18 Apr 2020DCCA MamheadMamhSouth HamsExmouth

Individual Player Statistics

Here are the current player statistics for South Hams players in the DCCA Mamhead Division during the 2019-20 season:

NameGradeECFPWDLAve OpPerf%Points
Levy, Steve187134450L1100139197100.01.0
Davies, Alan106304962A1100131181100.01.0
Archer, David166300734A101013513550.00.5
Peach, Cliff104116851E1001124740.00.0

Overall Team Statistics

Matches Played:1
Matches Won:1
Matches Drawn:0
Matches Lost:0
Match Points:2
Average South Hams Team Grade:563
Average Opponents Team Grade:529

DCCA Mamhead: Barnstaple v South Hams 4 Jan 2020

Bd Barnstaple Col Grade ECF Result South Hams Col Grade ECF PGN
1 Clarke, Steve W 139 187545A 0-1 Levy, Steve B 187 134450L View
2 Oughton, Rob A B 135 181867D ½-½ Archer, David W 166 300734A Submit
3 Leadbetter, Scott W 131 274888F 0-1 Davies, Alan B 106 304962A View
4 Munsey, A Jon B 124 214834B 1-0 Peach, Cliff W 104 116851E Submit
Overall Match5291½-2½563
Bd Barnstaple Grade Res South Hams Grade PGN
1 Clarke, Steve 139 0-1 Levy, Steve 187 View
2 Oughton, Rob A 135 ½-½ Archer, David 166 Submit
3 Leadbetter, Scott 131 0-1 Davies, Alan 106 View
4 Munsey, A Jon 124 1-0 Peach, Cliff 104 Submit
Overall Match5291½-2½563