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Dr.Dave's Adventures at East Devon, 2014

I still don't understand why anyone plays the Exchange, except that I keep getting worse positions against it! Giles has been working on his chess and is now a serious danger to anyone... I was lucky to find the cheapo on move 32.
[Event "E. Devon Open"]
[Site "Exeter"]
[Date "2014.02.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Body, Giles"]
[Black "Regis, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C01"]
[PlyCount "71"]

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.

Click on [...] to see games list.

[Event "Exeter Premier"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2000.03.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Evans, DK."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C01"]
[WhiteElo "1816"]
[BlackElo "2024"]
[PlyCount "83"]

{It's always nice to start a tournament with a win.  White plays the

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

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.

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 

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