Russell Sherwood Saturday, May 19, 2018
4th British Webserver Team Tournament
Stand out Welsh performers are Austin Lockwood and Russell Sherwood on 3.5/6
A commanding performance from Y Gweilch NiMo, sees them secure promotion to the Top tier, just ahead of long-time rivals BCCA Sovereigns. Stand out performer is Andrew Gibbons on board 4 on 5/6. Gareth Yeo is also worth of mention, scoring 4/5 playing for the Civil Service Team,
Despite losing a player to silent withdrawal the Welsh Irregulars managed to avoid relegation. Stand out performer was Paul Scott on 5/6
no Welsh teams here but Marc Wakeham, playing for Natcor B scored an excellent 6.5/7, although not enough to get his team promoted!
States & Regions CCC
Early days yet with only 40/72 games completed. US West 1 have taken an early lead, although being gifted two points by silent withdrawal has helped. West Wales remain well placed in second place, although the event is still wide open!
This event has been a baptism of fire for a number of Welsh player’s; giving them their first opportunity to play in team events much stronger than others available in the UK.
Celtic Warriors sit in mid-table, although with much work to do if they wish to look for a promotion place.
No Welsh Teams here! A Mexican select team is doing very well on 6.5/7 and looking a likely contender to top the division
Counties & Districts
1st Division – Ward Higgs
With 19 games remaining a close finish is likely with defending champions West Wales A currently in 3rd place. East Wales A are in 4th place a point behind but with two games in hand. It is sad that defaults may have a negative say in the deciding the outcome of the event
2nd Division – Sinclair
A tight finished ensues with 4 teams still in with a realistic shout of promotion. Again a real shame with so many defaults taking place. Time perhaps for team captains to vet candidates closer
West Wales B are hovering above the relegation zone, relying on other results to continue their stay in the 2nd Tier.
3rd Division – Butler Thomas
East Wales B has completed their campaign with a much improved 7.5/16, ending up in a Mid Table position.
British Correspondence Team Tournament
Y Dreigiau Cymreig sits in 4th place 1.5 points behind leaders BCCA Alekhine but with 3 games in hand. A fairly tight event with only CS Administrators struggling, despite the best efforts of rising Welsh talent Gareth Yeo! Luckily for them, rule changes prevent their relegation.
Well done to Fred Clough in picking up 100% in his games to get YDC off to a flying start.