MCC win the Hamilton Russell Cup!

Congratulations to the MCC, who have won this season’s Hamilton Russell Cup.

There were two important results this week. The RAC dropped a point drawing to The Reform, but it made no difference as the MCC beat Chelsea Arts to achieve an unassailable lead.

The RAC at home to The Reform drew 4-4.

  1. Roger Emerson ½   v  ½          Richard Hall
  1. Lee Green        ½   v   ½          Nicholas Cron
  1. Fred Edge        ½   v   ½          Peter Evans
  1. Robert Feather 0  v   1           Richard Saunders
  1. Henry Mutkin    0  v    1           Danny Rosenbaum
  1. Rob Matthews 1  v    0           Konstantin Yelin
  1. Paul Weston 1   v     0           Ken Tweedie
  1. Francis Kershaw ½   v   ½   Paul Hendrick

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The MCC away from home beat Chelsea Arts 2-4

Richard Black v Tom Eckersley-Waites 0-1

Izzie Thomas v Adam Eckersley-Waites 0-1

David Cohen v Ian Reynolds 1-0

Matt Flowers v Ed Goodall 0-1

Mike Radcliffe v Nick Collacott 0-1

Joe Coles v David Bates 1-0

 


Here is the final table (click on it to expand)

MCC Go Top with Win Over RAC

With just two matches left to play in the Cup, the MCC have overtaken their rivals and currently sit top of the Hamilton Russell table. They beat the RAC away from home 3-5. The friendly boards ended 1.5-1.5.

Match card for the Cup match (RAC player listed first in board border)

Roger Emerson ½  v   ½       Tom Eckersley-Waites

Nigel Povah      ½    v    ½      Adam Eckersley-Waites

Henry Strausser 1    v    0      Dominic Lawson

Natasha Regan   0   v    1       Gary Senior

Stephen Meyler  ½    v   ½      Ian Reynolds

Lee Green         0      v    1      Ed Goodall

Trevor Dunmore    0    v  1   Nick Collacott

Wayne Clark       ½    v    ½  Chris Waites

 

 

RAC beat Chelsea Arts

The RAC ended up playing this ‘away’ fixture at home and won 5-1 in the Cup. The Chelsea Arts won the two friendly boards. Match card (in board order with RAC player first):

Natasha Regan 1  v   0    Richard Black

Stephen Meyler ½   v   ½   Izzie Thomas

Lee Green  ½    v    ½       David Cohen

Trevor Dunmore 1   v   0    Matt Flowers

Wayne Clark  1   v     0    Mike Radcliffe

Rob Matthews 1   v   0  Lino Mannocci

Friendlies

Godfrey Jillings 0   v   1 Marc Wolff

Ian Takats  0   v   1    John Leighton

The RAC Defeat The Athenaeum

The RAC defeated The Athenaeum 3.5-2.5 at home in the Cup. The friendly boards were tied 1-1.

  1. Roger Emerson 0    v        1      Peter Lee
  1. Natasha Regan 1    v        0      Stephen Lowe
  1. Stephen Meyler ½    v      ½      Russell Campbell
  1. Lee Green        0      v       1       Felix Oyens
  1. Fred Edge       1      v       0       David Shanklands

6. Wayne Clark    1      v       0       David Tayor

RAC Defeat EIC / ORI

The RAC beat the combined East India and Oriental team 4.5 – 1.5 at home in the Cup. EIC/ORI won the two friendly boards.

 

  1. Roger Emerson       ½   v     ½          Sam Franklin
  1. Stephen Meyler        0    v      1          Yaroslav Voropayev
  1. Lee Green                1    v      0          Robert McClatchey
  1. Fred Edge                1    v      0          Edward Brown
  1. Trevor Dunmore      1     v      0          Colin Ferguson
  1. Robert Matthews     1     v      0          Callum Lee

 

 

The First Inter-club Lightning Chess Tournament.

Congratulations to the National Liberal Club on the success of their excellent initiative, holding the first recorded inter-club lightning chess tournament.

Congratulations also go to the winner of the Ming Vase – Richard Hughes of the RAC.

Ben Widdicombe of the NLC has written a thoroughly entertaining account of the event on the excellent National Liberal Club Chess website. For more information, please read Ben’s full report