Category Archives: County Matches

County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Greater Manchester

This year, Sussex qualified for the National Stages of the County Championship. We were drawn against Greater Manchester, and the match was played at Tyseley & District Working Mens Club in Birmingham. Even though the match was reduced to twelve … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Surrey

Sussex went into their match against Surrey at the start of March hoping to boost their chances with a win, but in the end Surrey ran out comfortable 9.5-6.5 winners. I drew against Marcus Osbourne in a game that went … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Middlesex

Back at the start of February, Sussex scored a big win against Middlesex, helped by the fact that Middlesex defaulted five boards. My game should have been a win for me, but I overlooked how good my position would be … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Kent

Sussex scored a creditable draw away against Kent on Saturday 19th January. My game in the match was also a draw, against Alan Hanreck with the Black pieces. I obtained a comfortable position out of the opening and may have … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Lancashire

Last Saturday, Sussex were up against Lancashire in the semi-final of the County Championship. The match was played in Tyseley, to the south of Birmingham. Sussex put up a good fight, but Lancashire prevailed 9-7.

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County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Middlesex

Last Saturday, Sussex scored a big win over Middlesex by 10-5 with one game still disputed. I played my part with a 20 move win as White against Simon Spivack. After missing a chance to head for unclear complications, my … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Kent

The Sussex Open Team managed to secure a draw away againt Kent last Saturday, despite being comfortably outgraded. I played my part by winning against Ian Snape with Black, in a game where the advantage swung back and forth. Both … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Essex

Sussex secured a narrow win by 8.5-7.5 over Essex in their SCCU Open County Match last Saturday. I was please to be able to contribute to the victory with a win as Black on board 6. My opponent played an … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2017-18: Sussex – Surrey

My game in last weekend’s county match vs. Surrey featured a bizarre episode that only came to light later when I was entering the game into my database! The game itself was an interesting encounting, quite apart from the bizarre … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2016-17: Sussex – Kent

In a recent county match, Sussex lost 3-13 to a very strong Kent side. I was up on board three against Andrew Mayhew. I ran into trouble early on, but managed to mix things up. However, when both players were … Continue reading

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