Exeter & District League - Results 2016/17

League results (updated 09/01/2017)

Note: In each game, the person who played with the White pieces receives an asterisk (*) after their name.

Premiership (Grading limit 640)

29/11/2016: Sidmouth Scorpions 3.5-0.5 Exmouth Eagles     [S Martin* 1-0 S Murray; I Gregory 1-0 A Dean*; C Keen* 1-0 M Belt; P Dillon 0.5-0.5 R Jones*]

TeamPlayedWDLFAPoints
Sidmouth Scorpions11003.50.52
Exeter Bishops0000000
Exeter Rooks0000000
Exmouth Eagles10010.53.50

Championship (Grading limit 480)

23/11/2016: Tiverton Thinkers 1-3 Just Seaton     [I Annetts 0-1 S Dean*; G Fotheringham* 0.5-0.5 A Dowse; S Honeyball 0-1 H Welch*; A Brinkley* 0.5-0.5 B Marsh]

24/11/2016: East Budleigh Explorers 1.5-2.5 Sidmouth Stars     [B Gosling 1-0 C Keen*; B Newcombe* 0.5-0.5 N Bacon; Mike Lee 0-1 P Dillon*; Max Lee* 0-1 R Cubbon]

06/12/2016: Sidmouth Stars 1.5-2.5 Exeter Gambits     [S Martin* 1-0 W Marjoram; N Bacon 0-1 R Whittington*; P Hills* 0.5-0.5 R Scholes; P Leask 0-1 B Aldwin*]

TeamPlayedWDLFAPoints
Just Seaton1100312
Exeter Gambits11002.51.52
Sidmouth Stars2101442
East Budleigh Explorers10011.52.50
Tiverton Thinkers1001130

Rapidplay (Grading limit 600)

25/10/2016: Exeter Gambits Rapid 1.5-2.5 Fast Seaton     [First match in fixture - J Morrison* 0-1 S Martin; W Marjoram 0-1 S Dean*; B Aldwin* 0.5-0.5 C Keen; R Scholes 1-0 M Adams*]

25/10/2016: Exeter Gambits Rapid 1-3 Fast Seaton     [Second match in fixture - J Morrison 0-1 S Martin*; W Marjoram* 0.5-0.5 S Dean; B Aldwin 0-1 C Keen*; R Scholes* 0.5-0.5 M Adams]

15/11/2016: Exeter Gambits Rapid 2-2 Exeter Prestissimo     [First match in fixture - J Morrison 1-0 G Body*; W Marjoram* 0-1 S Pope; B Aldwin 0-1 R Player*; R Scholes* 1-0 J Maloney]

15/11/2016: Exeter Gambits Rapid 2-2 Exeter Prestissimo     [Second match in fixture - J Morrison* 1-0 G Body; W Marjoram 1-0 S Pope*; B Aldwin* 0-1 R Player; R Scholes 0-1 J Maloney*]

16/11/2016: Exmouth Eels 3-1 Exeter Gambits Rapid     [First match in fixture - M Abbott* 1-0 J Morrison; M Shaw 1-0 E Palmer*; O Wensley* 1-0 W Marjoram; I Grist 0-1 B Aldwin*]

16/11/2016: Exmouth Eels 3-1 Exeter Gambits Rapid     [Second match in fixture - M Abbott 1-0 J Morrison*; M Shaw* 1-0 E Palmer; O Wensley 1-0 W Marjoram*; I Grist* 0-1 B Aldwin]

07/12/2016: Fast Seaton 0.5-3.5 Exmouth Eels     [First match in fixture - J Underwood 0.5-0.5 O Wensley*; S Martin* 0-1 C Scott; S Dean 0-1 A Dean*; H Welch* 0-1 R Jones]

07/12/2016: Fast Seaton 3-1 Exmouth Eels     [Second match in fixture - J Underwood* 1-0 O Wensley; S Martin 1-0 C Scott*; S Dean* 1-0 A Dean; H Welch 0-1 R Jones*]

14/12/2016: Fast Seaton 3-1 Exeter Gambits Rapid     [First match in fixture - J Underwood 1-0 J Morrison*; S Dean* 0.5-0.5 W Marjoram; C Keen 1-0 B Aldwin*; A Dowse* 0.5-0.5 R Scholes]

14/12/2016: Fast Seaton 2-2 Exeter Gambits Rapid     [Second match in fixture - J Underwood* 0-1 J Morrison; S Dean 1-0 W Marjoram*; C Keen* 1-0 B Aldwin; A Dowse 0-1 R Scholes*]

04/01/2017: Fast Seaton 3-1 Exeter Prestissimo     [First match in fixture - P Hampton 1-0 G Body*; S Dean* 1-0 S Pope; C Keen 1-0 R Player*; H Welch* 0-1 J Maloney]

04/01/2017: Fast Seaton 3.5-0.5 Exeter Prestissimo     [Second match in fixture - P Hampton* 1-0 G Body; S Dean 0.5-0.5 S Pope*; C Keen* 1-0 R Player; H Welch 1-0 J Maloney*]

TeamPlayedWDLFABonusPoints
Fast Seaton861120.511.5316
Exmouth Eels430110.55.528
Exeter Gambits Rapid803511.520.503
Exeter Prestissimo40225.510.502

Note: In the Rapidplay league, each fixture consists of two matches, each worth two points; if one team wins the fixture overall (by scoring 4.5 or more points out of 8), then that team also receives one bonus point.

Chess Quotes

"What distinguishes a Grandmaster from a master? Chess-lovers often ask questions like that. To many people it seems that Grandmasters simply calculate variations a little deeper. Or that they know their opening theory slightly better. But in fact the real difference is something else. You can pick out two essential qualities in which those with higher titles are superior to others: the ability to sense the critical moment in a game, and a finer understanding of various positional problems."
— Yusupov, in Opening Preparation