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Dr.Dave's Adventures at East Devon, 2000

This tournament somehow escaped record until 2016... I was going through a 1.e4 phase in a vain attempt to sharpen my game.

{It's always nice to start a tournament with a win. White plays the
theoretically-pointless Exchange French and gets a standard IQP attacking
position out of it. Surprisingly, everything worked out well for me, Black
never getting any counterplay going despite a cheeky Rook manoeuvre.}

[pgn]
[Event "Exeter Premier"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2000.03.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Evans, DK."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C01"]
[WhiteElo "1816"]

Dr.Dave's Adventures at East Devon 2016

Friday night:
My entry to our local congress is sometimes deranged by family visits,
but an expectedly free weekend allowed another excursion in Exeter's
St.George's Hall, now renamed the Corn Exchange.

[It's about as big a hall as a corn exchange would be, but Exeter is a
wool town, not a grain one, and this unhistoric renaming of a post-war
building rather makes me wince. Not as much as the chess, though...]

I have played less this season, quite deliberately; I've been finding
evening chess very hard, and in October even lost to a club member graded

U14 Training Day 2016

Thanks to everyone who came and worked so hard all day on Saturday.

We hope you enjoyed the day and went away with lots to think about and
work on during the next year.

Some notes:

1. We have made a page with links about the day here:
http://www.exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/u14-training-day-2016
(this page!)

2. I talked about a draft of a book I am working on and invited comments
about but I forgot to hand it out! If you'd like to see a copy let me know.

3. Thank you for your feedback about the day; further comments are

Exeter Junior Chess Club Championship 2015-16

Updated Fri 20th May 2016

Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot Peter Rooke Cup 9th January 2016

1 Tim PAULDEN (185) (B) 0-1 John FRASER (176) (W)
2 Giles BODY (163) (W) ½-½ Paul BROOKS (158) (B)
3 Andy FRANGLETON (147) ½-½ Andrew KINDER (151)
4 Sean POPE (142) 0-1 Vignesh RAMESH (141)
5 Reece WHITTINGTON (131) 0-1 Wilf TAYLOR (131)
6 William MARJORAM (115) 1-0 Jacquie BARBER-LAFON (122)
7 Richard PLAYER (115) ½-½ Joshua BLACKMORE (100)
8 Richard SCHOLES (111) 1-0 Michael HUSSEY (99)
TOTAL Exeter 3½-4½ Newton Abbot

Exeter visited Newton Abbot on Saturday and came away with some pride
but with second place.

RULES of EXCHANGE CHESS (2016)

DEVON JUNIOR CHESS ASSOCIATION RULES of EXCHANGE CHESS (2016) 1. Players play in teams of two against other pairs; White and Black play against Black and White.
    rnbqkbnr    RNBKQBNR 
    pppppppp    PPPPPPPP       
    .+.+.+.+    .+.+.+.+
  0 +.+.+.+.    +.+.+.+. 0 
  0 .+.+.+.+    .+.+.+.+ 0 
    +.+.+.+.    +.+.+.+. 
    PPPPPPPP    pppppppp     
    RNBKQBNR    rnbqkbnr    
2. Captured pieces are passed to your partner straight away; the pieces you receive will be the same colour as your pieces on your board. 3.

Exeter Junior Chess Club Championship 2015-2016

Last updated 14th Nov 2015

1. Championship Table (Swiss)

2. Championship Rules

Club Championship 2015/16

Exeter Club Championship 2015-16 Exeter - 25/10/2015, 31/05/2016 Cross Table at round 1
 ID NAME                 Grd   |   1 
--------------------------------------
  1 Lorenz Hartmann       190  |  W12 
  2 Tim Paulden           185  |  B13 
  3 Kevin Hurst           183  |  W15 
  4 Dave Regis            180  |  B16 
  5 Paul O'Neill          180  |  W17 
  6 Chris Lowe            179  |  B18 
  7 Giles Body            163  |  W19 
  8 Matt Best             155  |  B20 
  9 Jeremie Poschmann     150  |  W21 
 10 Andrew Frangleton     147  |  B22 
 11 Marcus Gosling  

Exeter 2-4 Tiverton (AWAY) Sun 1st Nov 2015

Exeter 2-4 Tiverton (AWAY) Sun 1st Nov 2015

190 Lorenz Hartmann (W) 0-1 Jack Rudd 216
185 Tim Paulden (B) ½-½ Mike Richardt 187
180 David Regis 1-0 Kevin Hurst 183
179 Christopher Lowe ½-½ Brian Hewson 176
155 Matthew Best 0-1 Simon Bartlett 167
131 Piet Dobber 0-1 Ivor Annetts 153

Negotiations about the date seemed endless, but it was all decided
quickly on the day we visited Tiverton in our first Bremridge League
fixture.

On top board, White played with ambition but not so much coordination
against the Semi-Slav, and allowed a quick Bd6-e5 trapping the Rook in

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