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Subject: Monday 20-October-2014 / Herts CA : U120 League - Division 1 /
Letchworth & Hitchin v Little Heath

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Sent by : Patterson, H Alan  (Thursday 23-October-2014 14:26:49)

                                     Herts CA : U120 League - Division 1

                                            Monday 20-October-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin                            Little Heath
Board  1 : Walsh, Tom                          112   1-0   McAree, Martin
109
Board  2 : Patterson, H Alan                    93   0-1   Cheetham, Mark M
114
Board  3 : Butina, Darko                        94   1-d   default
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Board  4 : Eva, Harold                          88   1/2   Feldman, Terry
58
  Match Score :                                   2.5 - 1.5


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25/10/2014 10:43
  
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Sent by : Cook, Chris RD  (Friday 2-May-2014 8:36:40)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                            Monday 27-January-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          Little Heath 1
Board  1 : Fletcher, Matthew K                 179   1/2   Hunter, Alastair
192
Board  2 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1/2   Ward, Jeremy
200
Board  3 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   1/2   Likeman, Martin
167
Board  4 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   1/2   Topham, Mark
153
Board  5 : Harris, Mark                        146   1/2   Uniacke, Mark
154
  Match Score :                                   2.5 - 2.5


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02/05/2014 19:59
  
To ...
 Herts CA club players
 H&D club players



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Sent by : Robinson, Dominic  (Wednesday 30-April-2014 20:59:23)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                             Monday 17-March-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          Stevenage 1
Board  1 : Fletcher, Matthew K                 179   1/2   Amato, Giampiero
180
Board  2 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   P-P   Majer, Chris E
171  (Monday 02-June-2014)
Board  3 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1-0   Fitzgerald,
Patrick                161
Board  4 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   0-1   Robinson, Dominic
163
Board  5 : Harris, Mark                        146   0-1   Jaeger, Kai
147
  Match Score :                                   1.5 - 2.5


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02/05/2014 19:58
  
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Sent by : Baker, Peter C  (Wednesday 30-April-2014 14:21:50)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 6

                                             Monday 28-April-2014


           St Albans 6                                     Letchworth &
Hitchin 3
Board  1 : Pines, Chris                        115   0-1   Pateman, Mark
129
Board  2 : Feldman, Keith                      106   0-1   Walsh, Tom
118
Board  3 : Copner, John                         97   1-0   Jenkins, Ian
108
Board  4 : Jones, Tim                           68   1/2   Eva, Harold
87
Board  5 : Baker, Peter C                       89   1-d   default
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  Match Score :                                   2.5 - 2.5


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02/05/2014 19:58
  
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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Monday 28-April-2014 23:55:44)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                             Monday 28-April-2014


           St Albans 2                                     Letchworth &
Hitchin 1
Board  1 : Ellis, Aidan B                      165   P-P   Fletcher, Matthew
K                179
Board  2 : Bower, David E                      163   1/2   Ball, Anthony J
169
Board  3 : Palmer, James C                     151   0-1   Thurstan, Tim M
161
Board  4 : Cross, Ian K                        146   1/2   Nelson, Ian
157
Board  5 : Flatt, Michael                      132   1/2   Barnes, Jon P
148
  Match Score :                                   1.5 - 2.5


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29/04/2014 21:06
  
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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Monday 14-April-2014 23:10:15)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                             Monday 14-April-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          St Albans 1
Board  1 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   1/2   Hollis, Geoff A
192
Board  2 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1/2   Jayawardena,
Mihiranga             179
Board  3 : default                               -   d-1   Lexton, Mike J
185
Board  4 : Harris, Mark                        146   0-1   Willmott, Neil D
176
Board  5 : Burrows, Anthony G                  137   1/2   Bower, David E
163
  Match Score :                                   1.5 - 3.5


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18/04/2014 09:12
  
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Sent by : Sloan, Cecil  (Wednesday 16-April-2014 0:36:33)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 3

                                            Tuesday 15-April-2014


           Watford 3                                       Letchworth &
Hitchin 2
Board  1 : Davies, Jeremy M                    178   0-1   Nelson, Ian
157
Board  2 : Kalerwa, Edwin M                    166   1-0   Barnes, Jon P
148
Board  3 : Charles, Simon                      157   1/2   Mutton, Ian
144
Board  4 : Dunlop, Neil J                      147   1-d   default
-
Board  5 : Russell, Chris                      143   1-0   Walsh, Tom
118
  Match Score :                                   3.5 - 1.5


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18/04/2014 09:12
  
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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Monday 14-April-2014 23:10:15)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                             Monday 14-April-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          St Albans 1
Board  1 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   1/2   Hollis, Geoff A
192
Board  2 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1/2   Jayawardena,
Mihiranga             179
Board  3 : default                               -   d-1   Lexton, Mike J
185
Board  4 : Harris, Mark                        146   0-1   Willmott, Neil D
176
Board  5 : Burrows, Anthony G                  137   1/2   Bower, David E
163
  Match Score :                                   1.5 - 3.5


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18/04/2014 09:12
  
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Sent by : Sloan, Cecil  (Wednesday 16-April-2014 0:36:33)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 3

                                            Tuesday 15-April-2014


           Watford 3                                       Letchworth &
Hitchin 2
Board  1 : Davies, Jeremy M                    178   0-1   Nelson, Ian
157
Board  2 : Kalerwa, Edwin M                    166   1-0   Barnes, Jon P
148
Board  3 : Charles, Simon                      157   1/2   Mutton, Ian
144
Board  4 : Dunlop, Neil J                      147   1-d   default
-
Board  5 : Russell, Chris                      143   1-0   Walsh, Tom
118
  Match Score :                                   3.5 - 1.5


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18/04/2014 09:12
  
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Sent by : Mutton, Ian  (Thursday 17-April-2014 15:24:25)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 3

                                             Monday 31-March-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 2                          Barnet
Elizabethans 2
Board  1 : Nelson, Ian                         157   1/2   Clark, Robert
156
Board  2 : Mutton, Ian                         144   0-1   Morley, Howard
148
Board  3 : Burrows, Anthony G                  137   1/2   Jones, Michael N
129
Board  4 : Coates, Tom                         138   1/2   Devan, Matthew
116
Board  5 : Pateman, Mark                       129   1-0   Mohamed, Nadir
101
  Match Score :                                   2.5 - 2.5


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18/04/2014 09:12
  
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Sent by : Mutton, Ian  (Tuesday 1-April-2014 8:43:44)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division
3                                    
                                             Monday 31-March-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 2                          Barnet
Elizabethans 2
Board  1 : Nelson, Ian                         157   1/2   Clark, Robert
156
Board  2 : Mutton, Ian                         144   0-1   Morley,
Howard                     148
Board  3 : Burrows, Anthony G                  137   1/2   Jones,
Michael N                   129
Board  4 : Coates, Tom                         138   A-A   Devan,
Matthew                     116
Board  5 : Pateman, Mark                       129   1-0   Mohamed,
Nadir                     101
  Match Score :                                     2 - 2


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01/04/2014 20:07
  
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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Monday 31-March-2014 22:45:34)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division
2                                    
                                           Monday 24-February-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          Royston 2
Board  1 : Fletcher, Matthew K                 179   1/2   Rice, Peter M
180
Board  2 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   1/2   Pinner,
Martin                     175
Board  3 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1-0   Chapman,
Andrew J                  173
Board  4 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   1-0   Tovey,
Stephen J                   167
Board  5 : Harris, Mark                        146   1/2   Pride,
Stephen C                   149
  Match Score :                                   3.5 - 1.5


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01/04/2014 20:07
  

Given we’re nearly a 1/3 of the team, I feel it’s worthy News!

 

Hertfordshire U160 2013/14 EACU Champions

 

We had lost three consecutive matches to Cambridgeshire. On paper they appeared to have slightly the stronger side. If the match was drawn, Cambridgeshire would be ahead of us on head-to-head results as they had beaten us in December. If we lost to Cambridgeshire again, we could be overtaken by Norfolk in the afternoon match, and again finish third. That is what could have happened. It didn't. It was a beautiful day.

 

In the morning match against Cambridgeshire, Nigel Kerby gave us an early win. There were many close games, and draw followed draw. Cambridgeshire eventually drew level, but not for long. Wali and Jon Barnes put us two up, and with draws elsewhere mounting up, we reached 7.5 points with only the top three boards left in play. We lost one of those to cut our advantage to one, but it was clear that Brian Judkins pawns were unstopable, and the win was soon confirmed. The win was by the narrowest of margins by 8.5 to 7.5, and was the exact reversal of our defeat in December. It was therefore not quite enough to confirm us as champions, as heavy defeat to Norfolk could have seen Cambridgeshire overtake us on game points.

 

Our afternoon match was against Norfolk, and in a repetition of what happened in our afternoon match in January, in contrast to the draws in the morning, this soon turned into a succession of Herts wins. Gary Ruddick set the ball rolling, although the real carnage came later. In contrast to the morning, the top four boards were soon vacated. Grandmaster draws someone called it. Further Herts wins followed from Andrew Maclaren, Roman Bruckner, Wali and Mike Price. Simon Cage won to clinch victory in the match, and further wins were achieved by Mark Harris and Ian Mutton as Herts completed a 12 - 4 win. Not one Herts player lost in the afternoon, which was a considerable achievement considering the closeness of the teams on paper. However, this was not the first time this season that Herts had won by a large margin, and I have the feeling that there a few players in this Herts side who are rather better than their current grades.

 

By winning the EACU U160 title, we go through to an ECF quarter-final against Greater Manchester. We met Greater Manchester in the semi-final in 2012, and it is likely that the match will again be played somewhere in the midlands. The potential date is Saturday 17th May, although I am awaiting confirmation that Herts U140 are not playing on that date. Herts U140 and Herts U120 have already qualified, and we would face great difficulty raising full teams if all three played on the same day. We are therefore hoping that the U140 match can be moved forward a week. A couple of players have mentioned that they may be away at that time. By all means let me know if you are unavailable as it helps with planning, but we do not have much flexibility with the choice of dates.

 

Well done to all who have contributed to Herts U160 success this season.

 

 
18/03/2014 21:35
  
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                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                             Monday 17-March-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          Stevenage 1
Board  1 : Fletcher, Matthew K                 179   1/2   Amato, Giampiero
180
Board  2 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   P-P   Majer, Chris E
171
Board  3 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   P-P   Fitzgerald,
Patrick                161
Board  4 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   P-P   Robinson, Dominic
163
Board  5 : Harris, Mark                        146   0-1   Jaeger, Kai
147
  Match Score :                                   0.5 - 1.5


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18/03/2014 21:30
  
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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Tuesday 11-March-2014 8:31:43)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                            Monday 20-January-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          St Albans 2
Board  1 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1-0   Jayawardena,
Mihiranga             179
Board  2 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   1-0   Bower, David E
163
Board  3 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   1/2   Cross, Ian K
146
Board  4 : Harris, Mark                        146   0-1   Ellis, Aidan B
165
Board  5 : Nelson, Ian                         157   0-1   Palmer, James C
151
  Match Score :                                   2.5 - 2.5


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13/03/2014 19:43
  
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Sent by : Butina, Darko  (Tuesday 11-March-2014 11:33:18)

                                     Herts CA : U120 League - Division 1

                                             Monday 10-March-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin                            Watford
Board  1 : Walsh, Tom                          118   1/2   Kearns, Roger DJ
115
Board  2 : Patterson, H Alan                   100   0-1   unlisted player
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Board  3 : Eva, Harold                          87   1-0   Kumar, Sanjay
102
Board  4 : default                               -   d-1   Healey, David J
99
  Match Score :                                   1.5 - 2.5

Watford player on board 2 Ken Jardine is not on the list. Our player did not
show on the night. Dr Darko Butina U120 captain
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13/03/2014 19:43
  
Sent by : Sloan, Cecil  (Monday 3-March-2014 22:14:45)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 3

                                           Monday 10-February-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 2                          Watford 3
Board  1 : Nelson, Ian                         157   1/2   Kalerwa, Edwin M
166
Board  2 : Barnes, Jon P                       148   1-0   Charles, Simon
157
Board  3 : Mutton, Ian                         144   1/2   Sloan, Cecil
149
Board  4 : Coates, Tom                         138   0-1   Miu, Marinel
148
Board  5 : Pateman, Mark                       129   0-1   Dunlop, Neil J
147
  Match Score :                                     2 - 3


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04/03/2014 11:59
  
Sent by : Hicks, Simon  (Monday 3-March-2014 23:12:03)

                                     Herts CA : U120 League - Division 1

                                             Monday 03-March-2014


           Hemel Hempstead                                 Letchworth &
Hitchin
Board  1 : Hicks, Simon                        103   0-1   Walsh, Tom
118
Board  2 : Cassells, James S                   100   1/2   Butina, Darko
98
Board  3 : Cooper, John L                       77   1-0   Eva, Harold
87
Board  4 : Roullier, Ken                        65   0-1   Heath, David
84
  Match Score :                                   1.5 - 2.5


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04/03/2014 11:58
  
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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Tuesday 4-March-2014 7:44:37)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                           Monday 24-February-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          Royston 2
Board  1 : Fletcher, Matthew K                 179   1/2   Rice, Peter M
180
Board  2 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   P-P   Pinner, Martin
175
Board  3 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1-0   Chapman, Andrew J
173
Board  4 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   1-0   Tovey, Stephen J
167
Board  5 : Harris, Mark                        146   1/2   Pride, Stephen C
149
  Match Score :                                     3 - 1


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04/03/2014 11:58
  
Promising positions on the 3 remaining boards. They certainly don't look
like a loss on any of them!

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Sent by : Ball, Anthony J  (Monday 24-February-2014 23:19:53)

                                     Herts CA : Herts League - Division 2

                                           Monday 24-February-2014


           Letchworth & Hitchin 1                          Royston 2
Board  1 : Fletcher, Matthew K                 179   A-A   Rice, Peter M
180
Board  2 : Ball, Anthony J                     169   P-P   Pinner, Martin
175
Board  3 : Thurstan, Tim M                     161   1-0   Chapman, Andrew J
173
Board  4 : Gardner, Phillip K                  158   1-0   Tovey, Stephen J
167
Board  5 : Harris, Mark                        146   A-A   Pride, Stephen C
149
  Match Score :                                     2 - 0


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24/02/2014 23:57
  
NHDC museum have been doing cataloguing since they closed the Letchworth building and have in their stores a chess trophy in the shape of a pawn carved from bone. Details will go online in due course. Maybe our club has a longer 'heritage' than we think. Ian. 
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