2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:42 am

Thanks, again, to Kevin for keeping us informed despite the trials and tribulations -
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.
England I v. Russia's WGMs is already going on -

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

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:20 pm

Russia women won 3-1, England 2 drew (5 in a row!), 3rd team won and 4th team lost.

Kevin Bowmer (ENG 2) pointed out that yesterday he beat a player called Strauss from Vienna, using the Austrian Attack!

Tomorrow ENG 2 play a Dutch team...

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:15 pm

9 Russia Women - 11 England 1 3 : 1
4.1 WGM Strutinskaia, Galina 2213 ½ - ½ FM Stebbings, Anthony J 2312
4.2 WGM Mednikova, Svetlana 2190 ½ - ½ CM James, Geoffrey H 2166
4.3 WGM Fatalibekova, Elena 2213 1 - 0 Stokes, Michael 2161
4.4 WGM Saunina, Ludmila 2157 1-0 Quinn, John M 2127

A tough match - sadly boards 3 and 4 got ground down eventually.

23 Niederösterreich - 34 England 2 2 : 2
13.1 FM Bukacek, Emil 2153 ½ - ½ Bowmer, Kevin 2067
13.2 Danner, Lambert 2112 ½ - ½ CM Reuben, Stewart 2058
13.3 Woeber, Friedrich 2115 1-0 CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001
13.4 Sukopp, Karl 1975 0-1 Cooper, John G 1987

My early disaster was rescued by good play elsewhere.

21 Austria 2 - 33 Dyfed - Wales 3 : 1
15.1 IM Wittmann, Walter 2158 1-0 Bennett, Patrick 2004
15.2 Gneiss, Karl 2174 ½ - ½ Van Kemenade, Rudy 1960
15.3 Detter, Peter 2038 ½ - ½ Bevan, Peter M 2007
15.4 Stuerzenbaum, Arthur 2125 1-0 Gilbert, Colin 1697

26 Vorarlberg - 30 England 3 1½:2½
18.1 FM Pilz, Dieter 2243 ½ - ½ Scholes, James E 2090
18.2 Haertl, Siegfried 2050 ½ - ½ Hall, Richard V M 2150
18.3 Frick, Guenter 2061 0-1 Farrand, Julian T 1994
18.4 Kuntner, Reinhard 1972 ½ - ½ Edwards, Ray B 1924

A welcome win.

39 Freibauer Niedersachsen - 27 Gwent - Wales 2 : 2
19.1 Niebuhr, Gerd 2029 ½ - ½ Powell, Lloyd 2107
19.2 Hellwege, Werner 1962 0-1 Thornton, John D 2004
19.3 Juergens, Peter 1969 ½ - ½ Miles, Richard 1979
19.4 Fritsch, Juergen Dr. 1866 1-0 Bowers, John 1823

38 Turku - 40 England 4 3 : 1
20.1 Kauko, Pekka 2039 1-0 Scowen, Roger S 1889
20.2 Rantanen, Veikko 1957 1-0 Ewart, Brian R 1888
20.3 Alkkiomaki, Jyrki 1942 0-1 Wood, Peter R 1872 1
20.4 Ranki, Martti 1940 1-0 Emerton, Keith 0

Israel and St Petersburg have 9 pts (possible 10), Russia, Russia Women, Italy are on 8.... England 1 6,... England 2 5,... England 3 4,... Dyfed and Gwent both have 3, England 4 have 1 ( but one team is on 0 - they meet tomorrow).

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:00 pm

11 England 1 - 18 Nörresundby Skakklub 3 : 1
6.1 FM Stebbings, Anthony J 2312 1 - 0 FM Jorgensen, Jorgen 2218
6.2 CM James, Geoffrey H 2166 ½ - ½ Holst, Per 2072
6.3 Stokes, Michael 2161 1-0 Olesen, Poul Erik Norgaard 1970
6.4 Quinn, John M 2127 ½ - ½ Grevlund, Per 2065

34 England 2 - 17 Oranje 1½:2½
11.1 CM Reuben, Stewart 2058 ½ - ½ Ghijsen, Pim 2182
11.2 CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001 ½ - ½ Lindner, Jan-Joost 2078
11.3 Davison, Colin F S 1998 ½ - ½ Munninghoff, Alexander 1945
11.4 Cooper, John G 1987 0-1 Westerveld, Wim 2175

30 England 3 - 35 Sweden 2 2 : 2
14.1 Scholes, James E 2090 ½ - ½ Wademark, Helge 2080
14.2 Hall, Richard V M 2150 ½ - ½ Hallerod, Ralph 2065
14.3 Farrand, Julian T 1994 1-0 Lundgren, Ulf 1994
14.4 Edwards, Ray B 1924 0-1 Algars, Olle 1960

27 Gwent - Wales - 29 Danmark 2 : 2
18.1 FM James, David J 2154 - ½ - ½ Lofgren, Claes 2102
18.2 Powell, Lloyd 2107 ½ - ½ Sorensen, Preben 2096
18.3 Thornton, John D 2004 ½ - ½ Jorgensen, Arne Bjorn 1978
18.4 Miles, Richard 1979 ½ - ½ Mortensen, Steen Juul 1985

33 Dyfed - Wales - 26 Vorarlberg 2 : 2
20.1 FM Jones, Iolo C 2164 ½ - ½ FM Pilz, Dieter 2243
20.2 Bennett, Patrick 2004 ½ - ½ Haertl, Siegfried 2050
20.3 Van Kemenade, Rudy 1960 -0-1 Frick, Guenter 2061
20.4 Bevan, Peter M 2007 1-0 Kuntner, Reinhard 1972

40 England 4 - 42 Stiftung BSW - DBAG III 3½: ½
21.1 Phillips, William 1898 1 - 0 Fernengel, Rudolf 1794
21.2 Ewart, Brian R 1888 1-0 Boeing, Franz-Josef 0
21.3 Wood, Peter R 1872 1-0 Strauss, Peter Dr. 1829
21.4 Emerton, Keith 0 ½ - ½ Schueppen, Heinrich 1836

Saint Petersburg lead with 11/12, 6 teams on 9, England 1 (seeded 11) are 8th on 8,... England 2 (seeded 34) 25th on 5, England 3 (seeded 30) 31st on 5, Gwent (seeded 27) 34th on 4, Dyfed (seeded 33) 35th on 4, and England 4 (seeded 38) 39th on 3.

England 1 won again to stay in contention, England 2 had their first loss, allowing England 3 to catch them after a draw, England 4 had their first win. The two Welsh teams meet in round 7. I did ask if they would draw 2-2 tomorrow or go for death or glory, but nobody gave a straight answer. England 1, 2 and 3 meet higher rated opposition again. England 4 have a very slightly easier match against the 41st seeds but there's not much in it. Highlight is probably match 2, where Russia play Russia women.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:28 pm

8 Schachfreunde Leipzig - 11 England 1 2½:1½
4.1 FM Boehnisch, Manfred 2284 ½ - ½ FM Stebbings, Anthony J 2312
4.2 FM Schoeneberg, Manfred 2238 ½ - ½ CM James, Geoffrey H 2166
4.3 Pruefer, Friedbert Dr. 2224 ½ - ½ Stokes, Michael 2161
4.4 Beltz, Robert 2160 1-0 Quinn, John M 2127

15 Finland - 30 England 3 2 : 2
13.1 GM Westerinen, Heikki M.J. 2313 1-0 Scholes, James E 2090
13.2 FM Vinke, Dietmar 2162 ½ - ½ Hall, Richard V M 2150
13.3 Morant, Paul 2137 ½ - ½ Farrand, Julian T 1994
13.4 Palmo, Pentti 2027 0-1 Edwards, Ray B 1924

34 England 2 - 22 Hessen 2 1½:2½
14.1 Bowmer, Kevin 2067 ½ - ½ FM Zunker, Reinhard Dr. 2153
14.2 CM Reuben, Stewart 2058 ½ - ½ Biller, Helmut Dr. 2112
14.3 CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001 ½ - ½ Falk, Thomas 2101
14.4 Davison, Colin F S 1998 0-1 Haase, Wolfgang 2088

27 Gwent - Wales - 33 Dyfed - Wales 2 : 2
17.1 FM James, David J 2154 ½ - ½ FM Jones, Iolo C 2164
17.2 Powell, Lloyd 2107 ½ - ½ Bennett, Patrick 2004
17.3 Thornton, John D 2004 ½ - ½ Bevan, Peter M 2007
17.4 Bowers, John 1823 ½ - ½ Gilbert, Colin 1697

(They did actually play and only one draw was fairly quick)

41 Helsinki - 40 England 4 2 : 2
20.1 Auvinen, Esa 1973 ½ - ½ Phillips, William 1898
20.2 Patola, Eero 1880 1-0 Scowen, Roger S 1889
20.3 Hall, Raimo 1860 0-1 Ewart, Brian R 1888
20.4 Ristoja, Aulikki 1637 ½ - ½ Wood, Peter R 1872

Saint Petersburg beat Italy 2.5-1.5, and Russia beat Russia women 4-0. Saint Petersburg are on 13 points, ahead of three teams on 11, England 1 are on 8, England 3 on 6, England 2 on 5, as are the two Wales teams, England 4 are on 4. Two rounds to go. St Petersburg play Russia tomorrow...

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:42 pm

Keep up the playing & reporting. :D :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:16 am

Thanks Nick, I thought I was talking to myself...

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:33 am

More comprehensive details are available at http://chess-results.com/tnr169723.aspx?lan=1 by clicking on the team of your choice.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:34 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Thanks Nick, I thought I was talking to myself...
I hasten to mention that I too have been eagerly awaiting each report.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:39 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Kevin Thurlow wrote:Thanks Nick, I thought I was talking to myself...
I hasten to mention that I too have been eagerly awaiting each report.
Same here Kevin. You're doing a great job.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Mike Truran » Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Hear hear! :D

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by John McKenna » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:05 pm

I see that Kevin won his individual game today!

He's probably out having a schnapps & schnitzel.

Of course, his team England 2 drew again.

So, it's probably coffee & strudel for his three teammates.
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:38 pm

11 England 1 - 17 Oranje 2½:1½
8.1 FM Stebbings, Anthony J 2312 ½ - ½ Ghijsen, Pim 2182
8.2 CM James, Geoffrey H 2166 1-0 Van Oosten, Arend 2145
8.3 Stokes, Michael 2161 1-0 Munninghoff, Alexander 1945
8.4 Quinn, John M 2127 0-1 Westerveld, Wim 2175

30 England 3 - 38 Turku 1½:2½
13.1 Scholes, James E 2090 ½ - ½ Kauko, Pekka 2039
13.2 Hall, Richard V M 2150 0-1 Rantanen, Veikko 1957
13.3 Farrand, Julian T 1994 ½ - ½ Alkkiomaki, Jyrki 1942
13.4 Edwards, Ray B 1924 ½ - ½ Ranki, Martti 1940

27 Gwent - Wales - 36 Stiftung BSW - DBAG II 2 : 2
16.1 FM James, David J 2154 1-0 Dyk, Roland 2068
16.2 Powell, Lloyd 2107 ½ - ½ Hollstein, Joachim 2050
16.3 Thornton, John D 2004 ½ - ½ Mai, Hartmut 1969
16.4 Bowers, John 1823 0-1 Schneider, Karl-Heinz 1946

26 Vorarlberg - 34 England 2 2 : 2
18.1 FM Pilz, Dieter 2243 1-0 Bowmer, Kevin 2067
18.2 Haertl, Siegfried 2050 0-1 CM Thurlow, Kevin J 2001
18.3 Frick, Guenter 2061 ½ - ½ Davison, Colin F S 1998
18.4 Kuntner, Reinhard 1972 ½ - ½ Cooper, John G 1987

At last a win - after a fairly dull opening and middle game, it got lively, I allowed him to queen a pawn with check, but I got so much play, he had to give the queen back and then I got a won ending. That sounds a bit easier than it was...

40 England 4 - 33 Dyfed - Wales 1 : 3
19.1 Phillips, William 1898 ½ - ½ FM Jones, Iolo C 2164
19.2 Scowen, Roger S 1889 0-1 Bennett, Patrick 2004
19.3 Wood, Peter R 1872 0-1 Van Kemenade, Rudy 1960
19.4 Emerton, Keith 0 ½ - ½ Gilbert, Colin 1697

Saint Petersburg (15) beat Russia and now need only a draw against Russia women to win the title. Israel (13) must win and hope St P lose. 5 teams are on 11, and England 1 on 10. Dyfed are on 7, Gwent, England 2 and 3 are on 6, and England 4 are on 4.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:16 pm

Nice coverage thanks Kevin.
Cheers
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Re: 2015 European Senior Team Championship 12-20 July

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:19 am

Thanks all - last round starts in about 45 minutes. Amazingly England 2 out-rate the opposition for the first time. I am off sightseeing as the temperature has plummeted to about 32 C. It's been 38 or 39 the last few days, and some of us are suffering a bit. Our hosts have done a great job organising coach tours and visits to places of interest. Helpfully, for sole travellers, a bus terminates near the hotel, and the other end of its journey is the end of a metro line, so you can get into the city centre without having to think too much.

Next year's event seems to be in a splendid venue in Dresden. Sadly it reverts to 50+ and 65+, and I have no intention of playing a bunch of juniors. There is another Seniors' event in Greece, which should be interesting.

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