Chess County Championships (under 160 section) 

held at the Lancaster Reform Club

on the 16th December 2012

  Cumbria       Lancashire  
Board PLAYER Grade     PLAYER Grade
1 Barnes, Stephen 154 1 0 Heald, Carl 158
2 Southernwood, Kevin 153 1 0 Seery, Phillip T 158
3 Siddall, Dave 149 1 0 Tokeley, Rob 156
4 Horne, George H 149 0 1 Lewis, Jordan 155
5 McAtear, Lewis 148 1 0 Bennett, Judd 153
6 Rashleigh, Jonathan 147 0 1 O'Rourke, William 151
7 Gawne, Martin P 147 1 0 Fanning, Stephen M 150
8 Llewellyn, Alan 144 0 1 Whitfield, John 144
9 McMath, David 136 Murray, Steve 149
10 Maxwell, Jason 133 0 1 Beckett, John 147
11 O'Dowd, Daniel 130 Fisher, Colin 146
12 Murdoch, Steve 118 Raynor, Philip N 140
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The Cumbria home match was played in Lancaster, which is in Lancashire last time i knew, maybe I am confused. There were sandwiches laid on but we soon got on to the serious stuff. The Cumbria team was a very strong one and underrated players abounded so the result of a win against Lancashire wasn't that much of a surprise but we are not through to the national tournament yet we need to do well against Yorkshire and hope that Yorkshire beat Lancashire.

The section we are in is held regionally in the first phase, we rarely get passed this stage. And it isn't the best teams from each county as it is limited to players with a chess grading less than 160.