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Tournament: 42nd West of England (WECU) Championship • 0 games
Venue: Weymouth • Date: 16-20 April 1987 • last edited Tuesday, 15 February, 2022 5:08 PM

42nd West of England (WECU) Chess Championship, Weymouth, 16-20 April 1987

1987 West of England Championship Resid. Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  Total 
1 Michael Adams Truro 219J ◊ 0/11 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 1/3 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 1/4 ◊ 1/5
2 Gareth Anthony London 202 ♦ 0/17 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 1/8 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/10 ◊ 1/4 5
3 Timothy Headlong Swindon 195 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 1/8 ◊ 1/14 ◊ 1/7 5
4 Gerald Moore Chalfont St Peter 193 ◊ 1/15 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 1/11 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/2 5
5 Stephen J Shutler Poole 199 ◊ 1/6 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 1/7 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/2 ♦ 1/12 ♦ 0/1 5
6 James R Boyce Bristol 187 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/14 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 1/17 ◊ ½/12 4
7 David O Collier * Bristol 190 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 1/8 ♦ 0/5 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 1/10 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 0/3 4
8 Graham P Copeland Gloucester 183 ◊ 1/13 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 1/22 4
9 Miles L Cowling Poole 195 ◊ ½/10 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/13 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/16 4
10 Alex Easton Bristol 181 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/14 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/7 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/15 4
11 Richard Heasman Basingstoke 188 ♦ 1/1 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 0/4 ♦ ½/13 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/17 4
12 David LeMoir Letchworth   ♦ 1/24 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 1/7 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/6 4
13 David C Osborne Bristol 197 ♦ 0/8 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 1/20 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 1/14 4
14 B Peter A Andrews London 200 ◊ 1/22 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/16 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/13 3
15 Jane Anson Plymouth   ♦ 0/4 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 0/6 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 1/21 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/10 3
16 Philip J Meade Cheltenham 174 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/3 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 0/9 3
17 Jeremy F S Menadue Truro 189 ◊ 1/2 ♦ 1/12 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 0/6 ♦ 0/11 3
18 David J Shire Canterbury 193 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/19 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 1/24 3
19 George W Wheeler Plymouth 194 ◊ 0/21 ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 1/20 3
20 Ronnie Burton Weymouth 180 ◊ ½/3 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/22 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 0/19 2
21 Ian C Clark Bournemouth 174 ♦ 1/19 ◊ 0/5 ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/23 2
22 Stephen P Dilleigh Bristol 188 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/20 ◊ 1/23 ♦ ½/18 ♦ 0/8 2
23 D C Wood * Burnham 160 ◊ 1/7 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/8 ♦0/22 ◊ ½/24 ♦ ½/21 2
24 S Robinson Poole 185 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/22 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 0/18

* a peculiarity in the handwritten crosstable for this event, in the first-round pairing DC Wood vs DO Collier. Both are recorded as winning. And both are then paired with other players on 1/1 in round 2 so it's not really possible to determine which result is wrong. I've consulted Dave Collier and he couldn't remember what happened. However, it occurred to him that he might have had a default win in a West of England Championship back in the day and a controller had some reason not to default his opponent but he can't remember if it was at this tournament. This is similar to an idea I had - supposing both players had been paired with first-round no-shows and it was decided they should play each other for the sake of having a game, but their default point counted anyway. It's a possible interpretation - JS

1987 WECU Ladies' Championship: 1-2 Anne Spiller (Bristol), Beth Spiller (Bristol) 3. The first-named was champion on tie-break (sum of opponents' scores)

Challengers: 1-3 J Humphreys (Gloucester), S Kyriakides (Swindon), Matthew Piper (Truro) 4½/6.

Reserves: 1 RJ Perrin (Weymouth) 5/6


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Date Notes
8 February 2022 So far, no games, but Jane Anson kindly sent me a handwritten crosstable so I've added it here in the hope that some games eventually materialise, and also, to record an early success for GM Mickey Adams. There is a brief mention of the tournament in his father Bill Adams' book Michael Adams: Development of a Grandmaster.