May 2018

Game 1 – David Walker 1-0 James Moreby
Game 2 – James Moreby ½-½ David Walker

So I’m pleased to be able to announce that the winner of this years Zollner and County Champion for the year is David Walker. Well done, David!

This concludes this years County Championships. Thanks to all for competing and watching!

All of the games from the 7th and final round of this year’s County Championship have now been played. An interesting statistic this season is that around 90% of those of you that played in the previous year entered again. And the other 10% had understandable reasons for not entering this year such as the arrival of babies!

This season we welcomed a collection of new players to these competitions that haven’t played in the last few years: David Walker, Paul Robson, Paul Bielby, Kevin Rowden, Ian Rook, Brendan Glasper and Joe Miller. These new players injected a significant level of further competition and helped to continue the year on year improvement in the playing strength of each section.

All of the sections within this year’s County Championship progressed in reasonable alignment with the tournament schedule and we would like to thank each and everyone of you for enabling this to be achieved.

A final thank you to Kurt Moreby for organising the county championship this year. Well done for organising another successful year.

Results
Both the Sell and Gilroy have been won by octogenarians. The Sell was dominated by Paul Bielby who scored an impressive 6.5 out of 7. The Gilroy was won, yet again, by Bill Noble after a last round victory against Eddie Czestochowski. This year’s Zollner is not yet concluded with James Moreby and David Walker both finishing on 5 points.

Here are the Final Ranking Tables (after the application of tie-break rules (BH score below) so that you can all see exactly where you finished).

2.1 Northumberland County Championship Zollner 2017-18
Final Ranking after 7 Rounds
Rank SNo. Name Rtg Pts BH.
1 3 Moreby James 206 5 27
2 1 Walker David 213 5 25½
3 5 Dargan Paul 195 27
4 2 Wall Tim 208 4 28½
5 9 Han Yichen 178 4 27
6 4 Coathup Roger 197 4 26
7 7 Henderson David 191 4 22½
8 6 Boyd John 191 25
9 10 Riding  Mick 172 25
10 8 Zhang Zheming 184 3 25
11 13 Robson Paul 161 3 20
12 11 Trevelyan Andy 169 18½
13 12 Skelsey Stuart 166 2 23
14 14 Arora Manoj 144 1 22½
2.2 Northumberland County Championship Sell 2017-18
Final Ranking after 7 Rounds
Rank SNo. Name Rtg Pts BH.
1 2 Bielby Paul 167 25½
2 15 Clarke John 141 28
3 1 Laws Darren 168 5 27½
4 5 Smith Mike 153 4 29
5 12 Smith Christian 145 4 21½
6 14 Walshaw David 144 26½
7 4 Marsh John 154 24
8 9 Rowden Kevin 147 24
9 7 Younger Mark 150 23
10 8 Wall (Jnr) John 148 22
11 6 Mitcheson  Robert 152 20½
12 10 Burnell  Steve 146 3 20
13 13 Arora Manoj 144 2 27½
14 11 France John 145 22
15 3 Robson Paul 161 21
2.3 Northumberland County Championship Gilroy 2017-18
Final Ranking after 7 Rounds
Rank SNo. Name Rtg Pts BH.
1 6 Noble William 126 25½
2 5 Rook Ian 128 28
3 2 Czestochowski Eddie 134 28
4 7 Baird Jeff 123 26½
5 3 Moreby Kurt 131 4 27½
6 11 Gunasekera Asanga 102 4 24
7 10 Johnson Stan 111 24½
8 1 Cox Kevin 136 24
9 9 Xu Weiming 113 21
10 14 Miller Joe 80 20
11 8 Heyman Bob 120 3 23½
12 12 Appleby Rob 93 24
13 13 Glasper Brendan 84 2 22

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Zollner

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 3 Moreby James 206 5 0 – 1 Dargan Paul 195 5
2 1 Walker David 213 4 1 – 0 4 Wall Tim 208 2
3 7 Henderson David 191 ½ – ½ 3 Riding Mick 172 10
4 8 Zhang Zheming 184 3 0 – 1 3 Coathup Roger 197 4
5 13 Robson Paul 161 3 0 – 1 3 Han Yichen 178 9
6 12 Skelsey Stuart 166 2 0 – 1 Boyd John 191 6
7 11 Trevelyan Andy 169 1 bye

Sell

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 14 Walshaw David 144 0 – 1 Bielby Paul 167 2
2 12 Smith Christian 145 3 1 – 0 5 Laws Darren 168 1
3 15 Clarke John 141 1 – 0 4 Smith Mike 153 5
4 8 Wall (Jnr) John 148 3 ½ – ½ 3 Mitcheson Robert 152 6
5 9 Rowden Kevin 147 3 ½ – ½ Burnell Steve 146 10
6 7 Younger Mark 150 1 – 0 Robson Paul 161 3
7 4 Marsh John 154 1 bye

Gilroy

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 6 Noble William 126 1 – 0 Czestochowski Eddie 134 2
2 3 Moreby Kurt 131 4 0 – 1 Rook Ian 128 5
3 7 Baird Jeff 123 4 ½ – ½ 3 Johnson Stan 111 10
4 11 Gunasekera Asanga 102 3 1 – 0 Cox Kevin 136 1
5 8 Heyman Bob 120 ½ – ½ 3 Miller Joe 80 14
6 13 Glasper Brendan 84 ½ – ½ 2 Appleby Rob 93 12
7 9 Xu Weiming 113 1 bye