2010-2011

Table

Legal Insce Banks Comm Points Games
Legal 8 9 8 3 25
Insurance 4 6 16½
Banks 3 6 7 16
Commercial 4 5 0 14½

A glance at the list of Winners (go to the ‘Records’ tab, above) will show that Legal, who joined the Competition in 1997, have never won it. That has now been put right; and how! We have known that the Legal boys have always had the resources to mount a serious challenge, but have been handicapped by the unsocial hours often required of lawyers, so that they have rarely been able to field teams representative of their potential.

This season, Shaun Tracey set about turning round their fortunes and one only has to look at their team lists below to acknowledge what a superlative job he has done.

The Banks were the first to be hit by this Legal tsunami and the defending Champions were washed away by the score of 9-3.

Banks then entertained Insurance for their opening fixture, an encounter in which winning was the most difficult thing for either side; only two outright results, shared, with 10 drawn games out of 12! 6-6. Banks at least achieved a win in their final fixture, by 7-5 which was the start of Commercial’s campaign.

Legal then had their second outing, against Insurance, who, while matching Legal on paper, were unable to prevent another convincing victory for Legal, by 8-4.

At this stage, Banks with 1½/3, and Insurance with ½/2, were out of it. However, Commercial, although yet to score, still had two matches in hand. More importantly, they had yet to play Legal and were then the only team which could catch Shaun’s men. However, these two teams have recently adopted a June date as their preferred timing, so Commercial’s second fixture was against Insurance. When the latter were able to reverse last season’s 8-4 defeat and record an 8-4 victory, Commercial were still empty-handed and Legal were Champions with a match to spare!

To put the seal on a convincing victory, Legal handed Commercial their first ‘nil point’ for a very long time, winning by 8-4.

Many congratulations to the Legal League on a most impressive campaign and to Shaun for managing to bring out the best in his squad. After nearly 50 years of competition, we have a new name on the trophy!

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Legal v Banks

Played 24th January 2011

Legal

v

Banks

Feliks Kwiatkowski 206

1–0

Daniel Lindner 191

Tom Farrand 195

½–½

Ian Heppell 175

Adam Raoof 188

1–0

Peter Andrews 170

Clive Wismayer 186

½–½

Angus James 169

Steven Coles 183

½–½

Chris Tandy 176

Howard Waterman 169

½–½

Neil Davies 156

Albert Ballardini 165

1–0

Mark Chamberlain 156

Mark Johnstone 164

1–0

Brendan Whitworth 158

Paul Yerbury 163

0–1

Nathan Pesin 139

Mark Murrell 162

1–0

David Tidmarsh 141

Andrew McGuinness 159

1–0

Mike Jones 140

Charles Proctor 159

1–0

Michael Smee 130e

9–3

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Banks v Insurance

Played 15 Feb 2011, Away

Banks

v

Insurance

David Moskovic 215

0-1

Julian Ward 196

Michael White 198

½-½

Mark Rich 203

Daniel Lindner 191

½-½

Julian Farrand 178

Ian Heppell 175

1-0

Brian Valentine 170

Peter Andrews 170

½-½

David Sedgwick 169

Chris Tandy 176

½-½

Anthony Kent 174

Neil Davies 156

½-½

Ian Calvert 168

Mark Chamberlain 156

½-½

Martin Page 162

Brendan Whitworth 158

½-½

William Diffey 155

David Tidmarsh 140

½-½

Geoff Naldrett 121

Mike Jones 140

½-½

Ray Hamilton 129

Vikram Kamath 140

½-½

Neil Gedalla 130

6–6

Banks were probably thankful to get on the scoreboard following their mauling by the legal eagles. In a remarkable match of only two outright results, the points were shared, with no less than 10 draws out of the 12 boards.

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Banks v Commercial

Played 08 Mar 2011

Banks

v

Commercial

Daniel Lindner 191

½–½

Peter Ackley 180

Ian Heppell 175

½–½

John Bass 174

Steve Crowdy 177

½–½

Tony Harvey 172

Angus James 169

0–1

Bertie Barlow 172

Neil Davies 156

½–½

Craig Kennedy 178

Brendan Whitworth 158

0–1

David Jarmain 172

Mark Chamberlain 156

½–½

Rupert Dickens 167

Andrew Hebron 150

1–0

Peter Jaszkiwski 174

David Tidmarsh 141

1d0

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Mike Jones 140

1–0

Steve Barr 153

Vikram Kamath 140

1–0

Garth Andrews 132

John Skipworth 131

½–½

Garth Wayte 109

7–5

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Legal v Insurance

Played 04 Apr 2011

Legal League

v

Insurance

Tom Farrand 195

½-½

Julian Ward 196

Adam Raoof 188

½-½

Laurence Ball 182

Clive Wismayer 186

1-0

Roger de Coverly 181

Steven Coles 183

1-0

Julian Farrand 178

John Foley 180

1-0

David Sedgwick 169

Howard Waterman 169

½-½

Anthony Kent 174

Steven Walsh 162

0-1

Tony Paish 163

Andrew McGuinness 159

½-½

Martin Page 162

Charles Proctor 159

1-0

William Diffey 155

Shaun Tracey 147

1-0

Mike Wiltshire 154

Ian Berry 134

1d0

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Richard Fidler 131

0-1

Geoff Naldrett 121

8–4

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Commercial v Insurance

Played 10 May 2011

Commercial League

v

Insurance

Nigel Fleming 178

½-½

Mark Rich 203

John Bass 174

½-½

Julian Ward 196

Bertie Barlow 172

½-½

Nick Faulks 186

Craig Kennedy 178

1-0

Roger de Coverly 181

Peter Jaszkiwsky 174

½-½

Ian Calvert 168

Rupert Dickens 167

1-0

Anthony Kent 174

Paul Barasi 165

0-1

Tony Paish 163

Andy Waters 160

0-1

John Philpott 163

Martin Baker 156

0-1

Martin Page 162

Mike Wickham 161

½-½

Mike Wiltshire 154

Steve Barr 153

½-½

Ray Hamilton 129

Mike Smith 115

½-½

Geoff Naldrett 121

5½–6½

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Legal

v

Commercial

Feliks Kwiatkowski 206

½–½

Nigel Fleming 178

Tom Farrand 195

0–1

Peter Ackley 180

Gary Senior 194

½–½

Bertie Barlow 172

Adam Raoof 188

1–0

Craig Kennedy 178

Clive Wismayer 186

1–0

Peter Jaszkiwsky 174

Steven Coles 183

1–0

Paul Barasi 165

John Foley 180

½–½

Martin Baker 156

Howard Waterman 169

1–0

Mike Wickham 161

Mark Johnstone 164

1–0

Mike Cresswell 155

Howard Mather 150e

1–0

Steven Barr 153

Steven Wash 162

½–½

Mike Broad 149

Richard Fidler 131

0–1

George Monk 137

8–4

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