The 4 Nations Chess League

Round 2

Sunday 28th October 2007

Bristol (2) 2 - 4 Braille Chess Association

1.

Jerry Humphreys (2106)

0-1

Colin Crouch (2353)

2.

A. Tyson Mordue (2298)

1-0

LittleJohns, David P. (2080)

3.

Stephen Meek (2060)

1/2-1/2

Chris Ross (2144)

4.

Graham Lilley (2140)

1/2-1/2

John W. Bass (2094)

5.

Andrew Mayhew (2015)

1/2-1/2

Stephen Hilton (1967)

6.

Norman Wragg (1835)

1/2-1/2

Edward Bromilow (1955)

Report

B.C.A. fielded its strongest ever team in the 4NCL this October with International Master Colin Crouch taking over the top board and with Graham Lilley making his debut in the tournament we have the talent to achieve great results this season. The match captain’s comments sum up the first week-end. Tyson Mordue writes:

The first two rounds of the 2007-8 4NCL season were held at the Paragon Hotel in Birmingham this weekend. The BCA team was Crouch, Mordue, Ross, Lilley, Hilton and Wragg, a formidable line-up when compared to any previous BCA side.

With an obviously stronger team we have our sights set on promotion this year but, despite our strong finish last season, BCA teams have never started new 4NCL campaigns particularly well. It was with bated breath we kicked off Round 1 against Metropolitan, a team we lost to in the corresponding round last season. The basic idea was that the top three boards should win and we would garner the decisive half-point lower down. Would this work?

It did! The top three boards all won as we beat Metropolitan 4-2, and we were then paired with Bristol 2 who had won their opening match 6-0! Nevertheless we ground them down with a solid performance, Crouch and Mordue both winning for 100% weekends while the other four games were drawn without any real concerns for our players..

So the BCA team will be near the top of the League table with 4 match points and 8 game points.

The Team were Colin Crouch IM, Tyson Mordue, Chris Ross, Graham Lilley, Steve Hilton and Norman Wragg.

Games

[Event "4NCL/DIV4/BRI2 VS. BCA"]
[Site "Birmingham, ENG"]
[Date "2007.10.28"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "Humphreys, Jerry"]
[Black "Crouch, Colin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A70"]
[WhiteElo "2106"]
[BlackElo "2353"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2007.10.28"]
[WhiteTeam "Bristol 2"]
[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 a6 4. Bg2 b5 5. Nf3 Bb7 6. O-O g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4
Bg7 9. Be3 Ne5 10. Qe2 Nc4 11. b3 Nxe3 12. Qxe3 e6 13. Rad1 Ne7 14. f4 O-O 15.
Nce2 Rc8 16. Rd2 Qc7 17. g4 e5 18. fxe5 Qxe5 19. Nf3 Qxe4 20. Qxe4 Bxe4 21.
Rxd7 Nd5 22. Ng3 Nf6 23. Rd6 Bxc2 24. Rxa6 Nxg4 25. Bh3 f5 26. Re1 Bc3 27. Re7
Bb4 28. Rb7 Bc5+ 29. Kh1 Nf2+ 30. Kg2 Nxh3 31. Kxh3 f4 32. Ne1 fxg3 33. Nxc2
gxh2 0-1

[Event "4NCL/DIV4/BRI2 VS. BCA"]
[Site "Birmingham, ENG"]
[Date "2007.10.28"]
[Round "2.2"]
[White "Mordue, A. Tyson"]
[Black "LittleJohns, David P"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A26"]
[WhiteElo "2298"]
[BlackElo "2080"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2007.10.28"]
[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]
[BlackTeam "Bristol 2"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 g6 4. e5 h5 5. Be2 Bh6 6. Bxh6 Nxh6 7. Qd2 Nf5 8.
O-O-O e6 9. f4 h4 10. Nh3 b6 11. Ng5 Ba6 12. Bf3 Nd7 13. g4 Ng7 14. Rhe1 Bb7
15. Kb1 Qe7 16. Rc1 O-O-O 17. Qg2 Kb8 18. Nd1 Nf8 19. Nf2 Nh7 20. Ngh3 Rc8 21.
Nd3 Rhd8 22. Red1 Rc7 23. Qf2 Rh8 24. Bg2 Ba8 25. c4 Bb7 26. c5 b5 27. Qd2 Rd7
28. Rf1 Qd8 29. Rf2 Bc8 30. Bf1 a5 31. Be2 Ra7 32. Rcf1 Nf8 33. Ne1 Ka8 34. Nc2
Nh7 35. Bd3 Nf8 36. Ne3 f5 37. exf6 Qxf6 38. Bc2 Nh7 39. Ng1 Nf8 40. Nf3 Bd7
41. Ne5 Be8 42. f5 exf5 43. gxf5 Nxf5 44. Nxf5 gxf5 45. Rxf5 Qe7 46. Re1 Qd8
47. Qf2 Nh7 48. Rg1 Rc7 49. Qd2 Ra7 50. Qh6 Rc7 51. Rf4 Qe7 52. Rxh4 Kb7 53. a3
1-0

[Event "4NCL/DIV4/BRI2 VS. BCA"]
[Site "Birmingham, ENG"]
[Date "2007.10.28"]
[Round "2.3"]
[White "Meek, Stephen J"]
[Black "Ross, Chris"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "2060"]
[BlackElo "2144"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "2007.10.28"]
[WhiteTeam "Bristol 2"]
[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Nxc5 7. Bd3 Be7 8. h4
Nbd7 9. Bg5 a6 10. Qe2 b5 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Nd4 Nxd3+ 13. cxd3 Bb7 14. f4 Rc8
15. Qe3 Nc5 16. Kf2 O-O 17. g3 f6 18. Rhd1 fxe5 19. Qxe5 Rce8 20. Kg1 Nd7 21.
Qc7 Ba8 22. Rf1 Rc8 23. Qa7 Qd6 24. Nf3 Nc5 25. Nxb5 axb5 26. Qa3 Qb6 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/DIV4/BRI2 VS. BCA"]
[Site "Birmingham, ENG"]
[Date "2007.10.28"]
[Round "2.4"]
[White "Lilley, Graham"]
[Black "Bass, John W"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "2140"]
[BlackElo "2094"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "2007.10.28"]
[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]
[BlackTeam "Bristol 2"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bg4 5. Ne5 Bf5 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Bf4 e6 8. c4
Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Qb3 Qb6 12. Nxd7 Bxd7 13. Qxb6 axb6 14. a3
Rfe8 15. Rfe1 b5 16. f3 c5 17. e3 Bc6 18. Ne2 c4 19. Nc3 b4 20. axb4 Bxb4 21.
Bg5 Nd7 22. Rxa8 Rxa8 23. e4 f6 24. Bd2 Bxc3 25. Bxc3 b5 26. exd5 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/DIV4/BRI2 VS. BCA"]
[Site "Birmingham, ENG"]
[Date "2007.10.28"]
[Round "2.5"]
[White "Mayhew, A."]
[Black "Hilton, Stephen"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E73"]
[WhiteElo "2015"]
[BlackElo "1967"]
[PlyCount "46"]
[EventDate "2007.10.28"]
[WhiteTeam "Bristol 2"]
[BlackTeam "Braille Chess Association"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2
Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nfd7 12. Ne4 Nc6 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Rb3 Qa4
15. Re3 h6 16. Bh4 Rb8 17. Kf2 Rb2 18. Re2 Qb4 19. Qd3 Bc5+ 20. Nxc5 Qxh4+ 21.
g3 Nxc5 22. gxh4 Nxd3+ 23. cxd3 Rxe2+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "4NCL/DIV4/BRI2 VS. BCA"]
[Site "Birmingham, ENG"]
[Date "2007.10.28"]
[Round "2.6"]
[White "Wragg, Norman"]
[Black "Bromilow, Edward"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D35"]
[WhiteElo "1835"]
[BlackElo "1955"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2007.10.28"]
[WhiteTeam "Braille Chess Association"]
[BlackTeam "Bristol 2"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. c3 Qc7 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Qa4+ Bd7 8.
Qc2 Nc6 9. O-O e6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 Bd6 12. Nbd2 g5 13. Bg3 O-O-O 14. Bxd6
Qxd6 15. Rfe1 Nh5 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Qe7 18. Nf3 Nf4 19. Bf1 g4 20. Nd4 h5
21. Qc1 Ng6 22. Qe3 Kb8 23. a4 Nh4 24. Nb5 Bxb5 25. axb5 b6 26. Be2 Nf5 27. Qf4
Rhg8 28. Bd3 Nh4 29. Kh1 Ng6 30. Qe3 Rc8 31. Ra4 Qc5 1/2-1/2

 

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