Sunday, 1 March 2015

EACU Team Championships

19 teams competed today in the EACU Team Championships, held at Moreton Hall Community Centre in Bury St Edmunds.

There were six entries in the Open, five in the Team 600, and four each in the Team 500 and Team 400 sections.

The results were (all scores out of eight):

Open

Ipswich and Broadland Bitterns - 5 points (£25 each)
Bury St Edmunds A - 4
Manningtree and Royston - 3½
Broadland Harnsers - 3

Team 600

Bedford - 4½ points (£50)
Milton Keynes A, Milton Keynes B and Sudbury - 4
Cambridge - 3½

Team 500

Broadland Harriers and Golden Knights - 4½ points (£25 each)
Bury St Edmunds B - 4
Lowestoft - 3

Team 400

Broadland Swallowtails - 5½ points (£50)
Mighty Rooks - 5
Spanish Knights - 3½
Linton - 2

The Golden Knights, Mighty Rooks and Spanish Knights teams were mainly from the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club.

One of the quickest games to finish was in the Open section, when Stephen Pride (Royston) fell to Silas Peck (Ipswich) in just 14 moves.   This was the position after 9 moves with White to play.   Stephen's position is already looking rather weak:

The game continued:

10.   a3?    Na4!
11.   axb4?    Qxb4
12.   b3?    Qxb3+
13.   Kc1    Qa3+
14.   Kd1    Nxc3+

Resigns

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