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Champion vs Challengers 2017

On 10 October 2017, club champion Tim Paulden took on 13 challengers in Exeter Chess Club's traditional start-of season simul.

Results:
1. TP 1-0 Ken Bourne (w/d)
2. TP 1-0 Quillan Wilson (w/d)
3. TP 0-1 Giles Body [best game prize]
4. TP 0.5-0.5 Sean Pope
5. TP 1-0 Harry Walker
6. TP 1-0 Richard Player (w/d)
7. TP 1-0 Richard Scholes
8. TP 0.5-0.5 Will Marjoram
9. TP 1-0 John Guard
10. TP 1-0 Brian Aldwin
11. TP 0.5-0.5 Paul O'Neill
12. TP 0.5-0.5 Leif Hafstad (w/d - draw agreed)
13. TP 0-1 Ian Simpson

Final score:
Champion: 9 Challengers: 4

Board 9 (vs Guard) had a particularly exciting finish, with White's attack beating Black's rampant a-pawn by one tempo:

r-----k-
--n---qp
----p-p-
-bPpN---
p--P-PNP
-r-BR-Q-
--------
--B---K-

The game continued 1. Bxb5 Rxe3 2. Bxe3 Nxb5 3. f5 exf5 4. Nh6+ Kf8 5. c6 a3 6. Nd7+ Ke8 7. Nxf5 Qh8 (diagram below)

r---k--q
---N---p
--P---p-
-n-p-N--
---P---P
p---B-Q-
--------
------K-

8. Nd6+ Nxd6 9. Qxd6 a2 10. Qe6+ Kd8 11. Bg5+ Kc7 12. Bf4+ Kc8 13. Nc5+ Kd8 14. Nb7#

Many thanks to all who participated, and especially to Dave who MC'd the night and logged the scores!

East Devon Congress 2018

2018 East Devon Congress: 23rd-25th February 2018, Exeter Corn Exchange

UPDATE: Please visit our new East Devon Chess Congress website at http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com for full details.

DCCA Individual Competitions 2016/17


DCCA Individual Competitions 2016/17

Exeter & District League - Results 2016/17

League results (updated 21/05/2017)

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16 - Games

[pgn]
[Event "DCCA Devon Championship 2015-16"]
[Site "Devon, England"]
[Date "2016.01.31"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paulden, Tim"]
[Black "Martin, Steve"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A01"]
[PlyCount "64"]
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 Qe7 6. Nf3 f6 7. O-O Bg4 8. h3
Bh5 9. Qe1 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Qh4 Bxf3 12. Rxf3 O-O-O 13. fxe5 Bxe5 14. d4
Bd6 15. Nd2 g5 16. Qf2 h5 17. Rf5 Re8 18. Nf1 h4 19. c4 Qe6 20. cxd5 cxd5 21.
Rc1 Bf4 22. Qc2 Bxe3+ 23. Nxe3 Qxe3+ 24. Kh1 Qg3 25. Qc6 Re1+ 26. Rf1 Rxf1+ 27.

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16

DCCA Individual Competitions 2015/16

2016 East Devon Congress

2016 East Devon Congress: 4th-6th March 2016, Exeter Corn Exchange

Exeter & District League - Results 2015/16

League results (updated 17/05/2016)

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