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Tournament: Alexander Cup Final, Battersea v Kingston • Venue: Adelaide, Teddington • Date: 14 April 2023
Download PGN (all ten games) • updated: Tuesday April 18, 2023 2:57 PM

John Saunders reports: The Alexander Cup Final, the Surrey County Chess Association's team knock-out competition, was held at the neutral venue of the Adelaide pub, Teddington, on 14 April 2023. The finalists were Battersea CC and Kingston CC.

Bd Battersea FIDE ECF 4½-5½ Kingston FIDE ECF
1w Simon K Williams 2465g 2495 1-0 David Maycock Bates 2243c 2336
2b Gavin Wall 2298m 2305 ½-½ Peter Lalic 2145c 2314
3w Chris W Baker 2226m 2288 0-1 Silverio Abasolo 2283 -
4b Viktor Stoyanov 2258 2310 0-1 Michael W Healey 2129 2250
5w Luca Buanne 1988 2347 ½-½ Vladimir Li 2294c 2196
6b Blair N Connell 2237 2241 ½-½ William J Taylor - 2115
7w Chris J Beckett 2162 2230 ½-½ David J Rowson - 2047
8b Duncan Kerr 1902 2073 ½-½ John P Foley 1959 2037
9w Robert C Noyce 2154 1960 1-0 Alan Scrimgour 2014 2014
10b Greg Taylor - 1750 0-1 B Peter A Andrews 1746 2011
        4½-5½      

Going into the match, Kingston were seeking to retain the Alexander Cup. This was their sixth success in the competition (the others occurring in 1931/32, 1945/46, 1974/75, 1975/76 and 2021/22). Battersea have won it seven times (1926/27, 1928/29, 1932/33, 1933/34, 1937/38, 1938/39, 1952/53).

External Links

Alexander Cup Final: Match Report (by Stephen Moss) at kingstonchess.com
Annotation (by John Saunders) of the Baker-Abasolo game at kingstonchess.com
Annotation (by Mike Healey) of the Healey-Stoyanov game at kingstonchess.com

Alexander Cup

The Alexander Cup: Surrey's premier team knock-out competition,
competed for since 1922/23 and named after Frederick Forrest Lawrie Alexander (1879-1965)


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Date Notes
18 April 2023 Uploaded for the first time. My thanks to Stephen Moss for his help with this page.