Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mid-March summary

March is a busy month for matches - 10 matches in total.

The A team have played two matches. The first was the final of the NECL Plate competition against Maldon B, the final result was a 2-2 draw with draws on all four boards. A replay will take place in April. The 2nd match was a 3-1 win against Baddow B; with two league matches left the A team will win the league if they win their remaining matches.

 

Date: Mar-2015
NECL Plate: Final
 
Brd Col COLCHESTER A Result MALDON B Col
1 b Javier Ruano Marco (e189) ½ ½ Dave Pearse (153) w
2 w Ian Gooding (183) ½ ½ Tom Winter (143) b
3 b Nathan Barnes (152) ½ ½ Keith Cook (139) w
4 w Mike Wagstaff (148) ½ ½ Ian MacLachlan (137) b
(avg=168) 2 2 (avg=143)

 

Date: Mar-2015
NECL Division 2
 
Brd Col BADDOW B Result COLCHESTER A Col
1 b Michael Spurr (152) 0 1 Matt Stemp (e165) w
2 w Steven Robinson (118) ½ ½ Nathan Barnes (152) b
3 b Graham Brearley (113) 0 1 Svein Kjenner (e139) w
4 w Lionel Kent (95) ½ ½ Clive Bellinger (138) b
(avg=119) 1 3 (avg=148)

 

The B team also played Baddow B, winning by a larger margin than the A team. The win moves them upto 5th in the table - but having played fewer games than other teams they are one of the only four teams who could win the league (along with the A team).

Date: Mar-2015
NECL Division 2
 
Brd Col COLCHESTER B Result BADDOW B Col
1 w Alex Orava (148) 1 0 Michael Spurr (152) b
2 b Svein Kjenner (e139) 1 0 Steven Robinson (118) w
3 w Clive Bellinger (138) ½ ½ Graham Brearley (113) b
4 b Phil Daley (123) 1 0 Lionel Kent (95) w
(avg=137) 3.5 0.5 (avg=119)

 

The D team have played three matches so far this month. The first two were on consecutive evenings, with the 2nd on the same evening as matches for the A and B teams - three matches in one evening. The D team drew with Brentwood C, lost narrowly to Braintree C and beat Clacton C. These results mean the D team are still in contention for the Division 3 title - but the league is very close and five other teams (including the C team) could also still win the division.

Date: Mar-2015
NECL Division 3
 
Brd Col BRENTWOOD C Result COLCHESTER D Col
1 b Robert Davies (130) 1 0 Pete Smith (119) w
2 w David D'Cruz (100) 0 1 Mohammud Jaufarally (99) b
3 b Chris Phillips (105) 0 1 John Duff-Cole (87) w
4 w Colin Ellis (98) 1 0 Shazia Jaufarally (77) b
(avg=108) 2 2 (avg=95)

 

Date: Mar-2015
NECL Division 3
 
Brd Col COLCHESTER D Result BRAINTREE C Col
1 w Simon Denney (114) 0 1 Greg Mantle (134) b
2 b Ed Goodman (73) 0 1 Ollie Martin (105) w
3 w Mark Johnson (71) 1 0 Peter Copsey (89) b
4 b Denzel Gonzales (e80) ½ ½ Alan Rutland (64) w
(avg=108) 1.5 2.5 (avg=95)

 

Date: Mar-2015
NECL Division 3
 
Brd Col COLCHESTER D Result CLACTON C Col
1 b Pete Smith (119) ½ ½ Mike Coughtrey (113) w
2 w Brian Remmer (109) 0 1 Andrew Todd (114) b
3 b Ed Goodman (73) 1 0 Nigel Lake (87) w
4 w Mark Johnson (71) 1 0 Warwick Estlea (80) b
(avg=93) 2.5 1.5 (avg=98)

 

Last year Colchester players did very well in the NECL - Eldar Lachninov was the NECL player of the year, with Mike Wagstaff in 2nd and Pete Smith in 5th. Also scoring over 60% having played more than 6 games were Nathan Barnes, Phil Daley, Clive Bellinger and Brian Remmer.

This year there are still a lot of games to play but Colchester players are again doing well. Currently the top three are all Colchester players - with Simon Denney, Clive Bellinger and Peter Harris (representing CRGS) also scoring over 60% having played more than 6 games.

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