Wood Green Win 4NCL

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 10, 2009, 5:50 AM |
1 | Chess Event Coverage

The 4 Nations Chess League (4NCL) is the premier team event in the United Kingdom, with teams from the 4 Home Nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The 2008/09 season recently concluded with the Wood Green first team emerging as Divison 1 champions, narrowly edging out their nearest rivals, the previous champions, Guildford in a thrilling climax.

Wood Green needed to at least draw the match to win the title against their rivals, and reached their goal thanks to Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant's (pictured) win in the final game to finish against 2008 British Champion, Stuart Conquest.


  GUILDFORD-A&DC 1
v WOOD GREEN HK 1
1 w Kurnosov, Igor  2658 1 - 0 Lalic, Bogdan 2508
2 b Pert, Nicholas 2537 ½ - ½ Baburin, Alexander 2541
3 w McShane, Luke 2596 1 - 0 Gordon, Stephen J 2540
4 b Howell, David W L 2613 ½ - ½ Cramling, Pia 2528
5 w Plaskett, James 2491 1 - 0 Berczes, David 2513
6 b Conquest, Stuart C 2549 0 - 1 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan  2492
7 w Hebden, Mark L 2510 0 - 1 Szabo, Krisztian 2518
8 b Lalic, Susan 2342 0 - 1 Greet, Andrew N 2431

 

  Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GP MP
1 Wood Green HK 1 xxx 4 7 5 7 37½ 13
2 Guildford-A&DC 1 4 xxx 3 6 7 8 6 39½ 11
3 Guildford-A&DC 2 5 xxx 5 5 4 29½ 9
4 White Rose 1 1 2 xxx 2 4 5 5 24½ 7
5 Barbican 4NCL 1 1 3 6 xxx 4 5 26 5
6 Pride and Prejudice 3 3 4 xxx 4 24½ 4
7 Wood Green HK 2 1 0 4 3 4 4 xxx 4 20 4
8 The GAMBIT ADs 2 3 3 4 xxx 22½ 3

A short video from the event, courtesy of British Chess Magazine editor, John Saunders.

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