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2016 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2016-2017 went to Mark Page for his game against Ben Egid.






Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Jason Madden
vs
Steve Rumsby
1-0 29/11/2016 U125 KO
B07 Pirc   1st December
Rayyan Farooq
vs
Peter Stiff
0-1 02/11/2016 U125 KO
A52 Budapest Gambit   10 February
Nigel Byrne
vs
Mark Cundy
1-0 09/03/2017 Solihull B v Olton A
B23 Closed Sicilian   9 March
Ben Egid
vs
Mark Page
0-1 11/04/2017 Leamington A v Kenilworth A
A24 English   12 April
Chris Evans
vs
Mark Page
0-1 12/12/2016 Kenilworth A v Banbury A
B96 Sicilian Najdorf   12 April

2015 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2015-2016 went to Richard McNally for his game against Mike Donelly.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Abbie Stevens
vs
Marco Ho
1-0 19/11/2015 Div 3
Olton D v daventry B
A25 English   30th April
Paul Davies
vs
Dez Rudge
1-0 03/12/2015 Div 4
Stratford D v Solihull F
D02 Queen's pawn   22nd April
Paul Davies
vs
Marek Zawadzki
1-0 14/04/2016 U100 Final
D02 Queen's pawn   22nd April
Richard McNally
vs
Ray Carpenter
1-0 30/03/2016 Div 2
Solihull B v Stratford A
B21 Sicilian   2nd April
Mike Donnelly
vs
Carl Pickering
1-0 04/01/2016 Div 2
Kenilworth B v Stratford A
A96 Classical Dutch  17th March
Paul Roper
vs
Mike Donelly
0-1 02/03/2015 Open KO
Solihull v Kenilworth B
B07 Pirc  15th March
Richard McNally
vs
Mike Donelly
1-0 07/03/2015 Div 2
Kenilworth B v Stratford A
B07 Pirc Miscellaneous Systems  15th March
Ben Graff
vs
Colin Searle
1-0 08/03/2015 Div 2
Stratford A v Kenilworth B
A41 Modern Tartakower System  9th March
Ben Graff
vs
Neil Clarke
1-0 02/03/2015 Open KO
Solihull v Kenilworth
B06 Modern  3rd March

2014 COMPETITION



The Best Game Prize for 2014-2015 went to Oladejo Olaleye for his game against Colin Searle.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Jason Madden
vs
Bernard Visgandis
1-0 30/03/2015 Division 3
Nuneaton v Leamington C
B07 Pirc  5th April
Jason Madden
vs
Brian Eastgate
1-0 06/11/2014 Division 3
Stratford B v Leamington C
C01 French Exchange  4th April
Malcolm Waddell
vs
Keith Ingram
1-0 02/12/2014 Division 1
Banbury B v Shirley A
A84 Dutch  11th March
Colin Searle
vs
Oladejo Olaleye
0-1 03/02/2015 Division 3
Leamington C v Stratford B
D4 D5  8th March
Ben Graff
vs
Tom Darling
1-0 22/02/2015 Open Rapid
Semifinal
Ponziani and Scotch Gambit  23rd February
Richard Reynolds
vs
Russell James
1-0 26/11/2014 Division 1
Solihull A v Olton B
Ruy Lopez  1st February
Richard Reynolds
vs
Matthew Long
1-0 19/01/2015 Division 4
Shirley A v Olton B
Sicilian Dragon  1st February 2015

2013 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2013-2014 went to Steve Rumsby for his game against Andy Foulds.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Abbie Stevens
vs
Jaspal Jhetta
1-0 09/04/2014 Division 4
Solihull D v Daventry C
English  11th April 2014
Sameer Khan
vs
Rob Mantell
1-0 02/04/2014 Division 4
Solihull D v Leamington D
French Defence  3rd April 2014
Sameer Khan
vs
Michael Campling
1-0 01/04/2014 Division 4
Solihull D v Banbury C
Nimzowitsch Defence  2nd April 2014
Ben Graff
vs
Andrew Paterson
1-0 26/02/2014 Division 2
Leamington B v Solihull B
Caro Kann - Giant Killing
Notes by Ben (and Fritz)
 27th February 2014
Richard McNally
vs
Chris Ross
1-0 02/10/2013 Division 1
Daventry A v Stratford A
C3 Sicilian  28th January 2014
Steve Rumsby
vs
Andy Foulds
1-0 30/10/2013 Division 1
Daventry A v Banbury A
Scandinavian  28th January 2014

2012 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2012-2013 went to Colin Searle for his game against John Freeman.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Oladejo Olaleye
vs
Colin Searle
0-1 21/11/2012 Open KO
Individual
Latvian  26th November 2012
Mike Johnson
vs
Colin Searle
0-1 07/01/2013 Division 1
Kenilworth A v Stratford A
Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo  9th January 2013
John Freeman
vs
Colin Searle
0-1 28/01/2013 Division 1
Shirley A v Stratford A
Latvian and Elephant Gambits  29th January 2013
Chris Ross
vs
Phil Holt
1-0 05/02/2013 Division 1
Olton A v Daventry A
Queens Indian
Comments by Chris
 10th January 2013
Colin Searle
vs
Nick Martin
1-0 28/02/2013 Team Open KO
Stratford v Banbury
Dutch Defence  28th February 2013
Trevor Holt
vs
Colin Searle
1-0 28/02/2013 Division 1
Stratford A v Olton B
Sicilian - Smith/Morra Gambit  14th March 2013
Kevin Bowman
vs
Ben Graff
0-1 20/02/2013 Division 1
Daventry A v Leamington A
Irregular
Comments by Ben (and Fritz)
 4th April 2013

2011 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2011-2012 went to Ben Graff.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Robert Stevens
vs
John Freeman
1-0 06/02/2012 Division 2
Shirley B v Daventry A
English  12th March 2012
Tim Lawson
vs
Matt Lazell
1-0 19/10/2011 Division 2
Solihull B v Daventry A
Sicilian  5th February 2012
Jason Madden
vs
Steve Burnell
1-0 19/10/2011 Open
Individual KO
Caro Kann  15th February 2012
Ben Graff
vs
Peter Drury
1-0 25/01/2012 Under 140
Individual KO
Pirc  24th February 2012


2010 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2010-2011 went to Andy Johnson.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Steve Rumsby
vs
Robert Statham
1-0 22/09/2010 Division 1
Banbury A v Solihull Checkmates
Scandinavian  12th April 2009
Richard Reynolds
vs
Anthony Sadler
1-0 14/12/2010 Division 1
Olton B v Solihull A
King's Indian, Classical  12th April 2010
Michael Campling
vs
Bruce Holland
0-1 11/01/2011 Division 4
Banbury D v Kenilworth E
Sicilian  12th April 2010
Angela Pates
vs
Bruce Holland
1-0 08/03/2011 Division 4
Kenilworth E v Daventry
Sicilian  12th April 2011
Peter Drury
vs
Jason Madden
0-1 14/03/2011 Under 140
Final
English, 4 Knights  12th April 2010
Steve Rumsby
vs
Steve Burnell
0-1 30/03/2011 Division 1
Leamington A v Banbury A
Caro-Kann, Advance Variation  12th April 2010
Roy Hadfield
vs
Andy Johnson
0-1 12/04/2011 Under 120
Round 4
Queen Fianchetto  12th April 2011


2009 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2009-2010 went to Steve Rumsby.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Gary Hope
vs
Steve Burnell
0-1 05/04/2010 Division 1
Leamington A v Olton B
Queens Gambit Declined  6th April 2009
Richard Buxton
vs
Bruce Holland
0-1 25/03/2010 Division 1
Stratford D v Kenilworth E
d4 d5 Unusual lines  6th April 2010
John Donovan
vs
Steve Rumsby
0-1 04/01/2010 Shirley C v Banbury C

Reti Opening: Nf3 d5  6th April 2010
Bernard Visgandis
vs
Bruce Holland
½ : ½ 12/04/2010 Nuneaton v Kenilworth E

Sicilian - White gets a stalemate while black is mopping up pawns  2nd May 2010


2008 COMPETITION

The Best Game Prize for 2008-2009 went to Richard Reynolds.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Mark Cundy
vs
Gary Hope
0-1 27/01/09 Division 1
Olton A v Olton B
A Kings Gambit accepted  7th May 2009
Phil Bennett
vs
Nigel Morris
1-0 2008 Division 1
Kenilworth A v Stratford A
A Sicilian Morra Gambit  21st April 2009
Richard Reynolds
vs
J. Staniforth
1-0 2008 U150
Warickshire v Staffordshire
How to deal with the French  21st April 2009
Jason Madden
vs
Peter Drury
1-0 12/11/2008 U125 Knock Out
First Round
A tense struggle  21st April 2009
Steve Rumsby
vs
Gordon Christie
1-0 19/01/2009 Division 2
Shirley & Lucas B v Banbury B
A sharp Sicilian  21st April 2009
Jason Madden
vs
Michael Caveney
1-0 12/03/2009 Division 3
Stratford C v Leamington C
Michael leaves his king no where to go  21st April 2009
Brian Vince
vs
Jason Madden
0-1 28/10/2008 Division 3
Leamington C v Stratford C
Whites king is harried mercilessly  21st April 2009
Robert Stevens
vs
Jason Madden
0-1 2008 U100 Knock Out
First Round
Another Tarrasch from Jason  21st April2009
Bruce Holland
vs
Stuart Crawford
1-0 25/03/2009 Division 4
Solihull C v Kenilworth E
Bruce plays one of his favourite openings  21st April 2009


2007 COMPETITION

The Best Game Prize for 2007-2008 went to Richard Weaving.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Keith Freshwater
vs Jason Madden
1-0 18/12/2007 Division 4
Leamington D v Banbury C
An interesting Division 4 game  21st December 2007
Robert Stevens
vs Steve Rumsby
1-0 26/09/2007 Division 3
Daventry B v Banbury B
A good game from Division 3 with a nice finish  24th January 2008
David Krampf
vs Jason Madden
0-1 26/09/2007 Division 3
Leamington D v Daventry B
Another good game from Division 3 white makes a slip and black pounces  25th March 2008
Steve Rumsby
vs John Gould
1-0 27/02/2008  
U625 Semi Leamington v Banbury
A small slip at the end allows white the win  27th February 2008
Louis Rawson
vs Nigel Morris
0-1 25/02/2008  
U625 Semi Shirley & Lucas v Kenilworth
An interesting game where white misses his chance and black capitalises  25th February 2008
Richard Weaving
vs Mike Johnson
1-0 April 2008  
U125 KO Final
White launches a ferocious attack and overwhelms black  5th May 2008


2006 COMPETITION


The Best Game Prize for 2006-2007 went to Carl Hibbard.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Jonathan Rashleigh
vs Bob Wildig
1-0 6.11.2006 Division 2
Rugby A v Stratford B
A storming game from Jonathan  15th January 2007
Trevor Holt
vs Matthew Tapp
0-1 12.09.2006 Division 1
Olton B v Solihull A
A subtle Division 1 entry  15th January 2007
Matthew Tapp
vs Andrew Price
1-0 20.12.2006 Division 1
Solihull A v Leamington A
Another sparkling game from Matthew  15th January 2007
Steve Gill
vs Robert Stevens
0-1 06.02.2007 Division 4
Banbury C v Daventry B
A good game from Division 4  14th February 2007
Carl Hibbard
vs Carl Pickering
1-0 24.01.2007 Division 1
Kenilworth A v Stratford A
A really elegant win by Carl  17th February 2007
Nathan Manley
vs Jeff Howard
1-0 20.02.2007 Division 2
Banbury A v Solihull B
Another deceptively simple win  26th February 2007
Steve Rumsby
vs Jason Madden
0-1 20.02.2007 Semi Final
U100 Knock Out
A good example of perseverance, after white misses chances  1st March 2007
Ray Trinder
vs Jason Madden
1-0 20.02.2007 Final
U100 Knock Out
Black makes a slight slip which costs him a bishop  19th April 2007


2005 COMPETITION

The Best Game Prize for 2005-2006 went to Jason Madden.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Jason Madden
vs Robert Stevens
0-1 11.04.2006 U100 Final
Daventry v Leamington
White gets an early advantage, but Black fights back for a nice checkmate  19 April 2006
Matthew Tapp
vs Sean Hewitt
1-0 13.03.2006 Division 1
Nuneaton B v Solihull A
A subtle Division 1 entry  18th March 2006
Jason Madden
vs Colin Holt
1-0 24.01.2006 Division 3
Leamington B v Chipping Campden B
Colin makes 2 mistakes and pays the penalty  18th March 2006
Jason Madden
vs Dave Randall
1-0 25.01.2006 Division 3
Solihull C v Leamington B
An unusual opening from Dave but a nice ending from Jason  18th March 2006
Peter Leggett
vs Chris Dodson
0-1 25.01.2006 Division 4
Solihull D v Kenilworth C
A good game from Division 4  6 March 2006
Jason Madden
vs Malcolm Harding
1-0 05.12.2005 Division 3
Rugby v Leamington B
A good game from Division 4  6 March 2006
Michael Campling
vs Geoff King
1-0 15.12.2005 Division 3
Kenilworth D v Banbury B
This time a Division 3 game with plenty of action  6 March 2006
Stephen Rumsby
vs Adrian Grimes
1-0 25.10.2005 Division 3
Banbury B v Chipping Campden B
Black misplays the opening and never recovers  6 March 2006


2004 COMPETITION

The Best Game Prize for 2004-2005 went to Paul Lam.

Game

Result

Played

League Fixture

Comment

Published

Robert Stevens
vs Mike Whatson
1-0 13.11.2003 U100 Knockout Cup Round 1
Kenilworth 1 v Daventry
A welcome entry from the lower divisions with a most unusual checkmate  9 February 2004
Philip Holt
vs Fred Collins
0-1 7.1.2004 Division 1 Match 2003/2004
Solihull B v Olton A
An excellent giant killing effort from Fred  9 February 2004
Colin Searle
vs Alistair Dawson
0-1 4.3.2004 Division 1 Match 2003/2004
Stratford A v Leamington A
A nice counterattack by black  4 April 2004
Martin Smyth
vs Ken Allen
0-1 17.12.2003 Division 1 Match 2003/2004
Olton B v Solihull B
A good win by Ken against a higher rated opponent  10 April 2004
Matthew Tapp
vs Paul Lam
1-0 18.3.2004 Division 1 Match 2003/2004
Kenilworth A v Solihull A
Matthew overcomes a sharp gambit to win nicely  10 April 2004
Paul Lam
vs Fred Collins
1-0 3.3.2004 Division 1 Match 2003/2004
Kenilworth A v Solihull B
A classy game from Paul  19 April 2004
John Everiss
vs Alan Eley
1-0 26.5.2004 Daventry Club Championship 26 May 2004
A good win for John  21 September 2004
Steve Rumsby
vs John Rayner
1-0 21.4.2004 Tri League Tournament April 2004
A little bit of luck at the end  5 October 2004
Gordon Christie
vs Sean Hewitt
0-1 18.10.2004 Nuneaton B v Shirley & Lucas A
An unusual line of the Ruy Lopez  3 December 2004
Mark Burnham
vs Richard Liszewski
0-1 14.12.2004 Olton C v Leamington B
In a Tarrasch French Defence white is overwhelmed by blacks King side pawns  20 December 2004
Sean Hewitt
vs Dave Shurrock
1-0 15.12.2004 Solihull B v Nuneaton B
The black King is hounded across the board in this sharp Sicilian  2 January 2005