South Hams Chess Club
South Hams Chess Club
Ben Wilkinson presents Steve Levy with the Master Cup
Steve presents David Archer with the Cookworthy Cup

Review of the 2018-19 Season

Another very enjoyable season comes to an end.

Club Competitions

Many congratulations to Steve Levy, who is the winner of the Homan League and is therefore our Club Champion once again. The 2nd and 3rd places were taken by David Archer and James Schofield.

Steve, however, failed to retain the Cookworthy Cup, losing to David Archer in the semi-final. David beat Alan Davies in the first game of the Cookworthy Cup final, after which Alan threw in the towel and David was declared the winner of the Cookworthy Cup for 2018-19.

The second half of the season in the Dunleavy League was a closely-fought contest, with Chris Willcox eventually finishing half a point ahead of Trevor Hurt.

In the Levy League, Tony Collins, Charlie Blackstock and Dennis Russell all finished equal top.

The M. Wray Shield was won by Alan Davies, who finished with 3.5 points from 4 games.

Torbay Chess League

Premier Division Newton Abbot Bishops South Hams
Division 3 South Hams Newton Abbot
Division 4 Newton Abbot Plymouth
Rapidplay Plymouth Newton Abbot
Knockout Newton Abbot Plymouth

In the Torbay Chess League, South Hams competed in all five competitions, finishing second in the premier Division and winning the Division 3 title for the 5th successive year. Click on a competiton name in the table for full details.

The South Hams Match Player of the Year award went to James Schofield, who scored 6.5/9 in the Torbay Leagues.

DCCA Mamhead Challenge Cup

In the DCCA Mamhead Challenge Cup, South Hams won just one of our four matches and finished 5th. These Saturday afternoon matches again proved popular.

As usual, during the summer the club will remain open - this year Cliff is organising a summer "40/40" competition (two games in an evening against the same opponent, with 40 minutes on the clocks). There will again be a couple of summer outdoor events in Dartmouth.

We are looking forward to the new format of the interanal leagues next season.