Essex Summer Rapid Knockout 2022

The progress of the Club’s teams in this event are produced in the tabbed display below. This is a nested structure: click on the tab for each team to find that team’s matches, with the indicators for each match in the vertical tabs down the left.

Note: the software which controls this tabbed layout does not retain the tab highlighting when you move away from the initial view, only the currently selected tab for the page you are reading. We have therefore labelled each page with the team name to help you orientate your reading. If you lose your way, you can reset to the initial view by refreshing the page.

In the meantime we have raised this issue with the software author, requesting that the currently selected parent tab (horizontal) retains its highlighting as well as the tab for the currently active/selected page.

A Team

Played 28 June 2022

 WANSTEAD A R1 R2  Barking B
Cawdery, John 2044 (W, B) 1-0 1-0 Naumov, Igor 1727 (B, W)
Rix, Steven JL 2058 1-0 0-1 Saunders, Richard 1784
Freeman, Ashley 1901 1-0 ½-½ Mike J Cresswell, 1743
Hunnable, Ian D 1991 1-0 1-0 Chtym, Vladimir 1458
(Terry Whitton) 1d0 1d0 Default
  5-0 3½-1½  
WANSTEAD A 
8½-1½  Barking B

Barking had notified that they were a player short, so Terry Whitton was not required to attend and Barking’s task, already difficult, was rendered “Mission Impossible”.

Indeed, Wanstead A wrapped up the fixture by winning all four contested games in Round 1, the R2 Default giving the Home team a 6-0 winning score at half time.

Nonetheless, Barking fought hard and presented respectable opposition, which the scoreline hardly reflects. Richard Saunders took Steve Rix all the way to the last knockings of a R&P ending (K+R v K+R+1P). Richard was to turn the tables in R2 to score Barking’s only win, while Mike Cresswell held Ashley Freeman to a R2 draw. Further inconvenience to the Home team’s equanimity occurred on Board 1 where John Cawdery lost his queen in the R2 game, but was fortunate to reach an ending where his R and 3P – all united on the K-side – against Igor’s K+Q allowed John to scramble a win in the last game to finish.

Only two WW A players won both games

WANSTEAD A now have a Bye to the Semi-Finals where they await the winners of the only match in Round 2, when the Round 1 pairings for Matches A and B have been settled. Barking B go into the Plate competition where they have a Bye to the Plate Semi-Finals and await one of the losing teams of Matches A and B, when they have settled their differences in the Plate QF.

Links: Essex Knockout | EKO on ECF LMS

A Team

In R2 (Quarter-Finals) there is only one match which is (Thurrock or WRITTLE) v LOUGHTON. WW A play the winner of these matches.

A Team

Semi-Final match against the winners of (Thurrock or WRITTLE) v LOUGHTON.

B Team

To be played 30 June 2022

WW B v BASILDON

B Team

This will be either R2 of the main competition or Plate QF.

C Team

Played 29 June 2022, at Loughton

 LOUGHTON R1 R2  Wanstead C
1 Van Tol, Martin 1758 (B, W) 1-0 1-0 Lataille, Matthias 1579 (W, B)
2 Moth, Simon C 1753 1-0 ½-½ Smith, David 1521
3 Groce, Ken 1645 1-0 0-1 Ryan Colclough 1549
4 Kershaw, Graham J 1750 0-1 1-0 Jestico, John V 1418 (s)
5 Demirdelen, Ozan 1472 0-1 0-1 Green, Alfred 1409
  3-2 2½-2½  
LOUGHTON  5½-4½  Wanstead C

John Jestico substituted for Punit Todi in both Rounds. John was present as he was in the Wanstead side for a rated-friendly match being played at the same time, but switched when unit did not arrive.

LOUGHTON progress to R2 (QF), Match G (the only contested match in R2), where they will be Away to the winners of Match A between Thurrock and WRITTLE. WW C go into the Plate competition QF and await the losers of Match A (Thurrock v WRITTLE), in Match N, the only match in the Plate QF.

C Team

WW C will play the losers of Match A (Thurrock or WRITTLE) in the only match in the Plate QF, the other three teams having a Bye to the SF.