1996-1997

Table

Banks

Insce

Comm

Legal

CS

Points

Games

Banks

10

15½

11½

14

51

Insurance

10

12½

14½

46½

Commercial

11

12½

2

33½

Legal

9

11

1

34

Civil Service

6

10½

9

1

33

The first competition after “re-launch” was successfully completed and resulted in a win for the United Banks with 3½/4. Many congratulations to them.

The competition unfolded as one of great interest and the issue was not decided until the very last match. The advent of a new team into the competition, Central London Legal Chess League (“Legal”), proved a welcome widening of interest. The newcomers had an encouraging start with an away win against Civil Service by 11–9. This victory gained added significance when the Civil Servants in their next match defeated the defending Champions, Insurance, by 10½–9½ in a close encounter in which Insurance failed to take chances in two or three key games – a fact that would come back to haunt them.

Meanwhile, Banks sounded their intentions with a thumping 15½–4½ win over Commercial. Insurance opened their account with ease also against Commercial who, however, turned up with only 13 players. Insurance, one short to start with and suffering a subsequent absentee, could not however score as heavily as had the Banks, Insurance winning 12½–5½.

The next fixture held the key to the eventual outcome when Banks visited Insurance. Clearly the latter needed to win in order to atone for their slip against Civil Service. A tight and thrilling match ended with the sides level at 10–10, a result with which the visitors were happier and  installed Banks as favourites to win the competition.

Legal with 1/1, now found Insurance in cracking form needing to atone for 1½ points dropped. Victory for the latter by 15½–4½ was rough treatment in return for the excellent hospitality offered by the lawyers in their first home fixture. The Banks, when they visited Legal a week later, met with stiffer opposition, but still ran out the winners by 11½–8½ to keep their title chase on course.

At this point, any one of three teams could still win.  Banks were in the lead with 2½/3, Insurance had finished their programme with 2½/4.  The other teams had one point each, but Civil Service still had two games in hand, against Banks and Commercial, and by winning both could score 3 points and take the trophy. All Insurance could cling to was the thought that if Banks scored no more than nine points in their last match, Banks and Insurance would finish level on 2½/4 and 46½ game points, but Insurance would win on bottom board elimination in their individual match. That’s what we call “close”!

All these considerations were thrown out of the window when Civil Service suffered a rash of defaults in their last two fixtures, submitting 7½–12½ to Commercial and, more importantly, 6–14 to Banks who thus convincingly ran out the Bronowski winners.

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Civil Service v Legal

Played 25th November 1996, at Chadwick St

Civil Service

v

Legal

KJ Thurlow (B)

0-1

WN Watson (W)

AC Ashby

1-0

C Forbes

JJ McDonnell

0-1

MDJ Groom

Ray Smith

1-0

R Muskath

HM Carter

1-0

CJE Rickett

I Calvert

½-½

JA Knott

HJ Williams

0-1

RC Stern

AM Stimson

0-1

MP Mourant

Kevin Wilkinson

1-0

G Chase

DEFAULT

0-1

D Reuben

R Shepherd

0-1

R Wright

J Xuereb

½-½

G Walker

P Szabo

1-0

B Driscoll

C Lethbridge

½-½

RR Goodfellow

Dr K Lovell

½-½

I Berry

E Godly

1-0

M Challis

DEFAULT

0-1

T Olatunji

P O’Brien

1-0

W Sebley

PM Shaw

0-1

M Howard

P Haughton

0-1

D Tunkel

9-11

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Banks v Commercial

Played 26th November 1996, at 54 Lombard St

Banks

v

Commercial

AE Hanreck (B)

1-0

B Barlow (W)

R Thomas

0-1

G Batchelor

S Upjohn

1-0

S Macdonald-Ross

T Joslin

1-0

M Szyszkin

DEFAULT

0-1

M Wickham

D Tidmarsh

1-0

A Boal

J Manners

1-0

A Rankin

PR Hatton

½-½

A Munro

D Munro

½-½

P McDonald

S Barrett

½-½

J Hynes

H McWatters

½-½

M Ottman

D Chambers (sub)

½-½

R Copeland

G Liska

1-0

R Gillman

P Fawcett

1-0

DG Wayte

A Merzouk

1-0

B Grisogono

MN Jones

1-0

M Mott

B McCabe

1-0

DEFAULT

B Cuttler

1-0

D Ash

M van Tol

1-0

DEFAULT

A Cooper

1-0

DEFAULT

15½-4½

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Civil Service v Insurance

13th January, 1997, at Chadwick St

Civil Service

v

Insurance

A C Ashby

1-0

R J D Tozer

R Smith

1-0

D Malcolm

D I Calvert

½-½

D R Sedgwick

H M Carter

½-½

I D Hunnable

R F Sefton

½-½

J A Philpott

H J Williams

0-1

A G C Paish

S T K Wilkinson

0-1

M C Page

DEFAULT

0-1

A R Kent

B O’Gorman

1-0

P R Barclay

A M Stimson

0-1

M R Wiltshire

J Xuereb

½-½

G W Derbyshire

P Szabo

1-0

J H Aldred

C Lethbridge

0-1

G W Naldrett

R J Shephard

½-½

D G Cannan

P M Shaw

0-1

S R Humphrey

P O’Brien

0-1

D S J Shipp

Dr K Lovel

1-0

D J Downing

D Johnson

1-0

A F Jackson

E Hazell

1-0

J S Langford

J M Sargent

1-0

DEFAULT

10½-9½

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Insurance v Commercial

12th February, 1997, at Bishopsgate Inst.

Insurance

v

Commercial

D Malcolm

0-1

B Barlow

D R Sedgwick

1-0

M Szyszkyn

M C Page

0-1

J McAllister

I D Hunnable

1-0

M Wickham

J A Philpott

½-½

A Munro

A G C Paish

1-0

P Mcdonald

A R Kent

0-1

A Barron

S R Humphrey (sub)

½-½

D G Wayte

P R Barclay

1-0

J Andrews

M R Wiltshire

1-0

R Gillman

J H Aldred

1-0

L Heard

G W Naldrett

0-1

T Last

A Freedman

½-½

D Ash

DEFAULT

0-0

DEFAULT

D S J Shipp

1-0

DEFAULT

D J Downing

1-0

DEFAULT

K S Parrot

1-0

DEFAULT

A F Jackson

1-0

DEFAULT

J S Langford

1-0

DEFAULT

DEFAULT

0-0

DEFAULT

12½-5½

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Insurance v Banks

26th February, 1997, at Bishopsgate Inst.

Insurance

v

Banks

R J D Tozer

1-0

A E Hanreck

D Malcolm

½-½

M Calvert

D R Sedgwick

0-1

R Thomas

I D Hunnable

½-½

D Slaughter

M C Page

½-½

S Upjohn

J A Philpott

0-1

N Davies

A G C Paish

0-1

I N Heppell

A R Kent

½-½

D Tidmarsh

B J Valentine

1-0

J Manners

P R Barclay

1-0

H S F McWatters

M R Wiltshire

1-0

DEFAULT

J H Aldred

1-0

P Myers

G W Naldrett

½-½

P Fawcett

D G Cannan

½-½

M N Jones

S R Humphrey

½-½

D Woods

C J Smith

0-1

B Cutler

B Pearman

1-0

R Hunt

D S J Shipp

½-½

A Cooper

K S Parrott

0-1

L Wilson

A F Jackson

0-1

M van Tol

10-10

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Legal v Insurance

19th March, 1997, at  1 Fleet Place

Legal

v

Insurance

C Forbes

0-1

R J D Tozer

R Muskath

0-1

D Malcolm

C Rickett

0-1

D R Sedgwick

J A Knott

0-1

M C Page

S Flynn

1-0

I D Hunnable

R Stern

0-1

P Tozer

I Mason

½-½

A G C Paish

M Mourant

0-1

A R Kent

D Reuben

0-1

E J Brodie

H Mather

1-0

P R Barclay

B Driscoll

0-1

D I W Reynolds

N Robertson

½-½

M R Wiltshire

I Berry

½-½

J H Aldred

P Lunny

0-1

A Freedman

G Walker

0-1

D S J Shipp

M Challis

0-1

E Lovegrove

J Ormond

0-1

L Z Plaskwa

T Olatunji

1-0

D J Downing

D Tunkel

0-1

G Balaam

M Howard

1-0

J S Langford

5½-14½

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Legal v Banks

25th March, 1997, at  1 Fleet Place

Legal

v

Banks

S. Flynn

0-1

S. Ledger

S. Lorber

0-1

M.J. Calvert

R. Muskath

1-0

R. Thomas

C. Rickett

0-1

S. Williamson

J.A. Knott

1-0

D. Slaughter

R. Stern

1-0

I.N. Heppell

C. Swart

0-1

S. Upjohn

M. Mourant

0-1

D. Tidmarsh

L. Cunningham

1-0

P.R. Hatton

DEFAULT

0-1

D. Munro

D. Reuben

½-½

J. Manners

H. Mather

1-0

M.N. Jones (sub)

N. Robertson

1-0

S. Barrett

I. Berry

0-1

P. Fawcett

M. Challis

0-1

G. Liska

G. Walker

0-1

L. Dregent

T. Olatunji

½-½

D. Woods

M. Howard

1-0

B. Cutler

D. Tunkel

½-½

A. Cooper

W. Sebley

0-1

M. van Tol

8½-11½

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Commercial v Legal

Played 9th April, 1997, at 2/12 Gresham St

Commercial

v

Legal

D.G. Wayte (sub)

0-1

W.N. Watson

D. Smith

1-0

C. Forbes

R.W. Haldane

1-0

S. Flynn

S. Macdonald-Ross

½-½

R. Muskath

B. Shipley

0-1

J.A. Knott

B. Smith

1-0

C. Rickett

S. Millar

1-0

R. Stern

R. Sparkes

½-½

H. Mather

J. McAllister

0-1

D. Reuben

N. Grey

1-0

L. Cunningham

I. Underwood

½-½

M. Mourant

A. Munro

1-0

R. Wright

V.R. Harper

0-1

N. Robertson

M. Wickham

½-½

I. Berry

R. Gillman

0-1

G. Walker

R. Crooks

1-0

M. Challis

J.G. Andrews

0-1

T. Olatunji

B. Grisogono

1-0

J. Ormond

D. Ash

0-1

W. Sebley

J. Allain

1-0

J. Barber

11-9

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Civil Service v Commercial

Played 17th April, 1997, at Chadwick St

Civil Service

v

Commercial

K.J. Thurlow

½-½

D. Smith

A.C. Ashby

1-0

R.W. Haldane

R. Smith

0-1

G. Batchelor

H.M. Carter

1-0

S. Macdonald-Ross

J.J. McDonnell

0-1

B. Smith

DEFAULT

0-1

J. McAllister

S.T.K. Wilkinson

0-1

A. Munro

DEFAULT

0-1

D.G. Wayte

C. Gouldon

0-1

A. Barrow

DEFAULT

0-1

A. Rankin

C. Lethbridge

½-½

P. Macdonald

DEFAULT

0-1

I.M. Leanse

P. O’Brien

0-1

M. Mallik

R.H. Shepherd

0-1

M. Wickham

E. Hazell

½-½

B. Grisogono

B. Skinner

1-0

R. Gillman

P.M. Shaw

1-0

L. Heard

DEFAULT

0-1

D. Ash

J.M. Sargent (sub)

1-0

C. Tinnams

T.B. Packham (sub)

1-0

M. Kennedy Bell

7½-12½

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

Banks v Civil Service

Played 22nd April, 1997, at 54 Lombard St

Banks

v

Civil Service

J. Carlin

0-1

A. Ledger

M. Calvert

½-½

G. Moore

R. Thomas

0-1

A.C. Ashby

D. Slaughter

0-1

B. O’Gorman

S. Williamson

1-0

DEFAULT

S. Upjohn

1-0

A. Munro

J. Regruto

1-0

DEFAULT

K. Bailey

0-1

P.L Szabo

D. Tidmarsh

1-0

DEFAULT

J. Manners

1-0

J. Xuereb

L. Dregent

0-1

Dr K.W. Lovell

B. McCabe

1-0

DEFAULT

A. Hebron

1-0

R. Shepherd

B. Cutler

½-½

B. Skinner

D. Woods

1-0

E. Hazell

A. Cooper

1-0

DEFAULT

M.N. Jones

1-0

DEFAULT

G. Liska

1-0

DEFAULT

D. Chambers

1-0

DEFAULT

P. Fawcett

1-0

DEFAULT

14-6

CS v Legal | Banks v Comm | CS v Insce | Insce v Comm | Insce v Banks | Legal v Insce | Legal v Banks
Comm v Legal | CS v Comm | Banks v CS | Top

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