2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

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Chris Rice
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2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:26 am

This event is due to take place in Vienna in a couple of weeks time. There are 42 teams and England have done us proud in putting out no less than four teams for this 60+ event. Wales have got a couple in too. Its just one competition so women are in with the men. I only count three women teams so far and if that's so they are all going to win money and medals!

England 1

1 FM Stebbings Anthony J 2310
2 CM James Geoffrey H 2166
3 Stokes Michael 2135
4 Quinn John M 2125
5 Scholes James E

England 2

1 Bowmer Kevin 2067
2 CM Reuben Stewart 2050
3 CM Thurlow Kevin J 2001
4 Cooper John G 2004
5 Davison Colin F S 1998

England 3

1 Hall Richard V M 2150
2 Richardson Keith B 2065
3 Farrand Julian T 1994
4 Edwards Ray B 1924

England 4

1 Phillips William 1898
2 Scowen Roger S 1889
3 Ewart Brian R 1888
4 Wood Peter R 1872
5 Emerton Keith 0

Gwent-Wales

1 FM James David J 2152
2 Powell Lloyd 2111
3 Thornton John D 2004
4 Miles Richard 1989
5 Bowers John 1823

Dyfed - Wales

1 FM Jones Iolo C 2167
2 Bennett Patrick 1997
3 Van Kemenade Rudy 1960
4 Bevan Peter M 2000 WLS
5 Gilbert Colin 1700

Schedule: (Austria is +1 GMT)

Sunday 12.07.2015 15:00 Round 1
Monday 13.07.2015 10:00 Round 2
Tuesday 14.07.2015 10:00 Round 3
Wednesday 15.07.2015 10:00 Round 4
Thursday 16.07.2015 10:00 Round 5
Friday 17.07.2015 10:00 Round 6
Saturday 18.07.2015 10:00 Round 7
Sunday 19.07.2015 10:00 Round 8
Monday 20.07.2015 10:00 Round 9

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr169723.aspx?lan=0

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:54 pm

6 Hessen 1 - 27 Gwent - Wales 3 : 1
6.1 IM Klundt, Klaus 2309 - FM 1-0 James, David J 2154
6.2 FM Isserman, Ryhor 2305 - 1-0 Powell, Lloyd 2107
6.3 Kierzek, Matthias Dr. 2270 - 0-1 Thornton, John D 2004
6.4 FM Haubt, Georg 2193 - 1-0 Miles, Richard 1979

33 Dyfed - Wales - 11 England 1 1 : 3
11.1 FM Jones, Iolo C 2164 - FM ½ - ½ Stebbings, Anthony J 2312
11.2 Bennett, Patrick 2004 - 0-1 CM James, Geoffrey H 2166
11.3 Van Kemenade, Rudy 1960 - ½ - ½ Stokes, Michael 2161
11.4 Bevan, Peter M 2007 - 0-1 Quinn, John M 2127

12 Moldova - 30 England 3 3½: ½
12.1 IM Nevednichy, Boris M 2153 - 1 - 0 Scholes, James E 2090
12.2 IM Romcovici, Victor 2086 - 1 - 0 Hall, Richard V M 2150
12.3 Scovitin, Albert 2103 - 1 - 0 Farrand, Julian T 1994
12.4 Chirpii, Alexandru 1878 - ½ - ½ Edwards, Ray B 1924

34 England 2 - 13 Schweiz Rtg 2 : 2
13.1 Bowmer, Kevin 2067 0 - 1 - FM Vucenovic, Dragomir 2229
13.2 CM Reuben, Stewart 2058 ½ - ½ IM Bhend, Edwin 2195
13.3 CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001 ½ - ½ FM Hohler, Peter 2141
13.4 Cooper, John G 1987 1 - 0 Reiss, Siegfried 2103

40 England 4 - 19 Stiftung BSW - DBAG I 2 : 2
19.1 Phillips, William 1898 ½ - ½ FM Baumbach, Friedrich Dr. 2197
19.2 Scowen, Roger S 1889 0-1 Kugelmann, Werner 2168
19.3 Ewart, Brian R 1888 1-0 Villing, Dieter 2039
19.4 Wood, Peter R 1872 ½ - ½ Fleuch, Hans-Juergen 2100

A pretty good start for England, the third team was a bit unlucky to lose so heavily, as one game turn quickly from a win into a loss. Stewart saved a very long ending. England 2 were not entirely happy to play on table 13, because it is right by the door and a bit noisy. We are there again tomorrow...

Rd 2
England 1 v Italy
Finland v England 4
Stiftung BSW - DBAG I v England 2
Niederösterreich - Dyfed Wales
Gwent - Wales v Turku
England 3 v Stiftung BSW - DBAG III

The opening ceremony had the flags of all competing nations, except they used the Union Jack to symbolise England and Wales! However, Wales had the presence of mind to bring 8 small Welsh flags which they placed by their boards.
The top fewmatches are broadcast live, so you can watch England 1 tomorrow morning, 10 am start in Vienna, 9 am in England.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:02 am

It's perhaps worth mentioning that Keith Richardson had to withdraw for personal reasons and that in consequence James Scholes has transferred from England 1 to England 3.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by John McKenna » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:20 am

Thanks for all the info above, Kevin, and best of British luck to England & Wales.

Direct link to live games -

http://www.chess-results.com/live.aspx?stream=NO
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by John McKenna » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:30 pm

Draws for A. Stebbings and M. Stokes, both with White.

G. James heading for a draw, but John Quinn's game remains complicated.

(Thanks also to Chris Rice for the thread, and David Sedgwick for the team change news.)
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by John McKenna » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:54 pm

John Quinn lost but Geoffrey James is going for the win.
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by John McKenna » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:06 pm

It's a draw, so Eng. I 1.5 - 2.5 Italy.

Good try against a higher-rated (on average) team.
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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:33 pm

Round 2

11 England 1 - 2 Italy 1½:2½
2.1 FM Stebbings, Anthony J ½ - ½ 2312 - GM Mariotti, Sergio 2295
2.2 CM James, Geoffrey H 2166 ½ - ½ IM Martorelli, Antonio 2271
2.3 Stokes, Michael 2161 ½ - ½ FM Micheli, Carlo 2309
2.4 Quinn, John M 2127 0-1 FM Albano, Marco 2292

15 Finland - 40 England 4 2½:1½
12.1 FM Vinke, Dietmar 2162 1-0 Phillips, William 1898
12.2 Morant, Paul 2137 0-1 Ewart, Brian R 1888
12.3 Palmo, Pentti 2027 ½ - ½ Wood, Peter R 1872
12.4 Lehtosaari, Kalevi 1978 1-0 Emerton, Keith 0

19 Stiftung BSW - DBAG I - 34 England 2 2 : 2
13.1 FM Baumbach, Friedrich Dr. 2197 0-1 Bowmer, Kevin 2067
13.2 Kugelmann, Werner 2168 1 - 0 CM Reuben, Stewart 2058
13.3 Villing, Dieter 2039 ½ - ½ CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001
13.4 FM Welz, Peter Dr. 2005 ½ - ½ Davison, Colin F S 1998

23 Niederösterreich - 33 Dyfed - Wales 2½:1½
15.1 FM Bukacek, Emil 2153 ½ - ½ FM Jones, Iolo C 2164
15.2 Danner, Lambert 2112 ½ - ½ Bennett, Patrick 2004
15.3 Woeber, Friedrich 2115 1 - 0 Van Kemenade, Rudy 1960
15.4 Gruszka, Herbert 2041 ½ - ½ Gilbert, Colin 1697

27 Gwent - Wales - 38 Turku 3½: ½
18.1 FM James, David J 2154 1 - 0 Kauko, Pekka 2039
18.2 Powell, Lloyd 2107 1 - 0 Rantanen, Veikko 1957
18.3 Thornton, John D 2004 ½ - ½ Alkkiomaki, Jyrki 1942
18.4 Bowers, John 1823 1 - 0 Ranki, Martti 1940

30 England 3 - 42 Stiftung BSW - DBAG III 4 : 0
20.1 Scholes, James E 2090 1 - 0 Fernengel, Rudolf 1794
20.2 Hall, Richard V M 2150 1 - 0 Boeing, Franz-Josef 0
20.3 Farrand, Julian T 1994 1 - 0 Strauss, Peter Dr. 1829
20.4 Edwards, Ray B 1924 1-0 Hasivar, Gerd 1888

Not a bad day... yesterday Stewart had an argument about a pawn (lack of) promotion, today I was somewhat irritated by my opponent who missed recording several moves then caught up all at once, several times. The arbiters didn't seem too interested. I politely enquired why afterwards and one said that he thought that my opponent had just omitted one move... So he obviously thought my three complaints were about one incident hours earlier! In the midst of all this I missed a win in the ending, and Stewart turned a win into a loss. However, Colin Davison scored a draw from a difficult position.

Going back to Chris's initial remarks about the women's teams all guaranteed medals and prize money, it is perhaps also worth noting that male players have to be born 1955 or earlier, female players have to be born 1965 or earlier, which seems a bit odd. I have not checked the women's actual birth dates and some might qualify. I suppose with one more entry they could have had an APA three times, and as it is they probably didn't want to turn away people eager to play.

The organisers are clearly determined to foster a friendly atmosphere. Stewart and I did a spectacular simultaneous eyebrow raise at the start of round one, when the players were instructed to turn off mobile phones, when he and I assumed that nobody had brought one to the playing hall!

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:56 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote: 2.1 FM Stebbings, Anthony J ½ - ½ 2312 - GM Mariotti, Sergio 2295
A name from the past there, also someone who played in British club and Congress chess.

Perhaps his most famous game was this Kings Indian six pawn attack, certainly the one that brought him to public attention , hacking up one the best known and strongest Yugoslav GMs.


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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:21 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote: ... it is perhaps also worth noting that male players have to be born 1955 or earlier, female players have to be born 1965 or earlier, which seems a bit odd.
The age limits of 60+ for men and 50+ for women date back to the introduction of Senior Championships in the 1990s. I imagine that the aim was to secure a meaningful number of women competitors.

Of course most Senior Championships now have two sections, 50+ and 65+, with those age limits applying to both men and women.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:39 am

Thanks to Roger for reminding me of that Mariotti game. By definition, we have "names from the past"! But I haven't heard much of Mariotti playing recently. I have seen a couple of players that I really had forgotten about, and it's good to see they're still playing!

England 2 are playing Austria 2 in about 20 minutes - they out-rate us, but we will try to do better than the juniors...

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:51 pm

24 Rochade Bielefeld Revival 11 England 1 1½:2½
8.1 Becker, Norbert 2114 - FM ½ - ½ Stebbings, Anthony J 2312
8.2 Mueller, Gerhard 2051 0 - 1 CM James, Geoffrey H 2166
8.3 Thoele, Wolfgang Dr. 0 ½ - ½ Stokes, Michael 2161
8.4 Beilfuss, Wilfried Dr. 2250 ½ - ½ Quinn, John M 2127

14 Sweden 1 - 27 Gwent - Wales 4 : 0
10.1 Wahlbom, Magnus 2228 1 - 0 FM James, David J 2154
10.2 FM Hammar, Bengt 2167 1 - 0 Powell, Lloyd 2107
10.3 FM Malmdin, Nils-Ake 2142 1 - 0 Miles, Richard 1979
10.4 Svensson, Leif 2130 1 - 0 Bowers, John 1823

18 Nörresundby Skakklub - 30 England 3 2½:1½
11.1 FM Jorgensen, Jorgen 2218 1 - 0 Scholes, James E 2090
11.2 Pedersen, Svend 2182 ½ - ½ Hall, Richard V M 2150
11.3 Olesen, Poul Erik Norgaard 1970 0 - 1 Farrand, Julian T 1994
11.4 Grevlund, Per 2065 1 - 0 Edwards, Ray B 1924

34 England 2 - 21 Austria 2 2 : 2
14.1 Bowmer, Kevin 2067 ½ - ½ IM Wittmann, Walter 2158
14.2 CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001 ½ - ½ Detter, Peter 2038
14.3 Davison, Colin F S 1998 ½ - ½ Stuerzenbaum, Arthur 2125
14.4 Cooper, John G 1987 ½ - ½ Prochaska, Juergen 1973

40 England 4 - 29 Danmark 1½:2½
17.1 Scowen, Roger S 1889 0-1 Lofgren, Claes 2102
17.2 Ewart, Brian R 1888 0-1 Sorensen, Preben 2096
17.3 Wood, Peter R 1872 ½ - ½ Mortensen, Steen Juul 1985
17.4 Emerton, Keith 0 1-0 Andersson, Finn 1755

33 Dyfed - Wales - 41 Helsinki 2 : 2
20.1 FM Jones, Iolo C 2164 1-0 Auvinen, Esa 1973
20.2 Van Kemenade, Rudy 1960 0-1 Patola, Eero 1880
20.3 Bevan, Peter M 2007 ½ - ½ Hall, Raimo 1860
20.4 Gilbert, Colin 1697 ½ - ½ Tikka, Erkki 1793

A rough day for Gwent against higher-rated opposition. England 1 got a welcome win, and England 2 got yet another draw, this time a perfect one as all the games were drawn as well, but nothing was prearranged!

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:25 pm

Latest - England 1 won, England 2 drew (again), England 3 lost

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:27 pm

Internet keeps dropping out, but I will try...

11 England 1 - 23 Niederösterreich 3 : 1
7.1 FM Stebbings, Anthony J 2312 1-0 FM Bukacek, Emil 2153
7.2 CM James, Geoffrey H 2166 - 1-0 Danner, Lambert 2112
7.3 Stokes, Michael 2161 ½ - ½ Woeber, Friedrich 2115
7.4 Quinn, John M 2127 ½ - ½ Gruszka, Herbert 2041

The losers' prize is to play England 2 tomorrow! The winners' is to play Russia women, who are all WGMs.

34 England 2 - 20 Wien 2 : 2
13.1 Bowmer, Kevin 2067 1-0 Strauss, Anton 2170
13.2 CM Reuben, Stewart 2058 ½ - ½ FM Strobel, Ferdinand 2051
13.3 Davison, Colin F S 1998 ½ - ½ Hirsch, Adolf Jun. 2069
13.4 Cooper, John G 1987 0-1 Teichmeister, Sven 2030

I was rested today, but some thought I had been dropped for making Schlechter (Vienna) look like Shirov...

30 England 3 - 24 Rochade Bielefeld Revival 1 : 3
15.1 Scholes, James E 2090 0 - 1 Becker, Norbert 2114
15.2 Hall, Richard V M 2150 ½ - ½ Mueller, Gerhard 2051
15.3 Farrand, Julian T 1994 0-1 Thoele, Wolfgang Dr. 0
15.4 Edwards, Ray B 1924 ½ - ½ Beilfuss, Wilfried Dr. 2250

27 Gwent - Wales - 37 Germany Women 1½:2½
17.1 FM James, David J 2154 1 - 0 WFM Kierzek, Mira 2084
17.2 Thornton, John D 2004 ½ - ½- WFM Gempe, Anet 2044
17.3 Miles, Richard 1979 0-1 WIM Beltz, Martina 2019
17.4 Bowers, John 1823 0-1 Hafenstein, Andrea 1899

33 Dyfed - Wales - 39 Freibauer Niedersachsen 3 : 1
18.1 FM Jones, Iolo C 2164 1-0 Niebuhr, Gerd 2029
18.2 Bennett, Patrick 2004 1-0 Hellwege, Werner 1962
18.3 Bevan, Peter M 2007 ½ - ½ Juergens, Peter 1969
18.4 Gilbert, Colin 1697 ½ - ½ Fritsch, Juergen Dr. 1866

40 England 4 - 36 Stiftung BSW - DBAG II 1½:2½
19.1 Phillips, William 1898 0 - 1 Dyk, Roland 2068
19.2 Scowen, Roger S 1889 ½ - ½ Tichatschke, Wolfgang 1980
19.3 Ewart, Brian R 1888 ½ - ½ Mai, Hartmut 1969
19.4 Emerton, Keith 0 ½ - ½ Schneider, Karl-Heinz 1946

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:53 pm

Thanks for all the info. We should be able to watch the England match live tomorrow. Good luck!
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