Jamboree Results

A narrow victory for Monarchs, Monarchs and Austins both scored 8 out of 12, but discounting board 4, Monarchs scored 7 and Austins 6.5.

South Tyne Jamboree 25/5/2017
Round 1
E1 David Wrigley 0.5-0.5 B1 Tammy Jones
C1 Ian Mackay 0-1 D1 George Glover
A1 Peter Crichton 1-0 C2 Syd Cassidy
D2 Bill Hardwick 1-0 E2 Tim Wrigley
B2 Alan Hiatt 0-1 A2 Derek Blair
B3 Mike Byrne 0-1 D3 Bill Burgess
E3 Steve Larkin 0-1 A3 Bruce Reed
C3 Tom Bradford 1-0 E4 Phil Taylor
A4 Peter Booker 0-1 B4 Drew Millar
D4 John Lydon 0.5-0.5 C4 Christine Moorcroft
Round 2
C1 Ian Mackay 0.5-0.5 B1 Tammy Jones
D1 George Glover 0-1 A1 Peter Crichton
A2 Derek Blair 0-1 E1 David Wrigley
B2 Mike Byrne 0-1 D2 Bill Hardwick
E2 Tim Wrigley 1-0 C2 Syd Cassidy
A3 Bruce Reed 1-0 D3 Bill Burgess
C3 Tom Bradford 0-1 B3 Drew Millar
C4 Christine Moorcroft 0 1 E3 Steve Larkin
D4 John Lydon 1-0 A4 Peter Booker
B4 Mike Hodgkinson 0-1 E4 Phil Taylor
Round 3
E1 David Wrigley 1-0 C1 Ian Mackay
B1 Tammy Jones 1-0 A1 Peter Crichton
D1 George Glover 1-0 E2 Tim Wrigley
A2 Derek Blair 1-0 D2 Bill Hardwick
C2 Syd Cassidy 0-1 B2 Alan Hiatt
B3 Drew Millar 0.5-0.5 E3 Steve Larkin
D3 Bill Burgess 0.5-0.5 C3 Tom Bradford
B4 Mike Hodgkinson 0-1 A3 Bruce Reed
C4 Christine Moorcroft 0 1 A4 Peter Booker
E4 Phil Taylor 0-1 D4 John Lydon
Team Scores
A Monarchs 3+2+3 8
B Friars 1.5+1.5+2.5 5.5
C Haydon Bridge 1.5+0.5+0.5 2.5
D Austins 3.5+2+2.5 8
E Angels 0.5+4+1.5 6
Discounting board 4, Monarchs 7 and Austins 6.5, so Monarchs win.

South Tyne Jamboree

A date for the diary. This information has come through Bill Hardwick from Steve Larkin, who is organising the Jamboree.

This year’s Jamboree will be held at the Haydonian in Haydon Bridge on Tuesday May 19th. As in previous years, the format will be two one hour games (30 minutes per player) with a break for refreshments midway. So round 1 will start promptly at 7.30 p.m. and round 2 at 9 p.m. The charge for refreshments will be somewhere between £2 to £3 per head.

To help make the organisation of the event less of a last-minute scramble, I am asking all teams, whether complete or incomplete, to register with me at stevejlarkin01@hotmail.co.uk by midnight on Monday May 18th at the latest. This should allow me to organize composite teams where necessary in advance of the event and should remove uncertainty surrounding late arrivals. So any team or individual arriving after 7.30 p.m. will find that their clocks have been started in the normal way.

In an attempt to avoid a repeat of the four-way tie for first which we had last year, the following tie-break rules will apply this time:

  1. The team with the most wins, excluding any wins by default, is the winner.
  2. If two or more teams are still tied, board 4 results will be discounted.
  3. If two or more teams are still tied, they will share the trophy.

I realize that the first rule can be tough on the team with a win by default, but in an event with only two rounds, a default assumes a disproportionate significance; and a win over the board should surely count for more. So I fear that everyone competing will just have to accept that, where defaults are concerned, it is down to the luck of the draw!

Jamboree Report

South Tyne League Jamboree

“Thanks to Steve Larkin for  this report” – Tim

This event was held at Haydon Bridge on Tuesday May 27th 2014. Seven teams took part, including for the first time a team, or more precisely three-quarters of a team, from Penrith. The Friars and Carlisle Castles sides were also short of players and were supplemented by players from Tynedale and Haydon Bridge. So the composition of the various teams was as follows:

A. Austins: G. Glover; C. Millar; B. Hardwick; D. Millar.

B. Monarchs: P. Crichton; A. Ashworth; S. Larkin; D. Foster jr.

C. Friars/Tynedale: J. Maxwell; J. Handley; S. Cassidy; B. Reed.

D. Angels: D. Wrigley; T. Wrigley; P. Taylor; P. Booker.

E. Penrith: S. Murdoch; A. Ridley; J. Thwaites.

F. Haydon Bridge: I. Mckay; D.Foster sr; C. Moorcroft; B. Blake.

G. Carlisle Castles/Haydon Bridge: J. Kelly; P. Rivers; D. Jackson; D. Rudge.


The results from round 1 were

C1 J. Maxwell 0.5 0.5 P. Crichton B1

E1 S Murdoch   1     0   D. Wrigley D1

F1 I Mckay       0.5 0.5 J. Kelly       G1

G2 P. Rivers     0     1   G. Glover  A1

C2 J. Handley   0     1 T. Wrigley   D2

A2 C. Millar     1     0 A. Ashworth B2

F2 D. Foster sr   1     0 A. Ridley     E2

B3 S. Larkin     1     0   J. Thwaites E3

A3 B. Hardwick 0   1 S. Cassidy   C3

G3 D. Jackson     1   0 P. Taylor      D3

F3 C. Moorcroft 1   0 D. Millar     A4

B4 D. Foster jr   1   0 P. Booker     D4

E4 ……………..     0   1 bye D. Rudge G4

F4 B. Blake         0   1 B. Reed


The results from round 2 were

D1 D. Wrigley 0.5 0.5 J. Maxwell C1

B1 P. Crichton   0     1   I. Mckay     F1

A1 G. Glover   0.5 0.5 S. Murdoch E1

G1 J. Kelly         1   0   J. Handley C2

B2 A. Ashworth 1   0   D. Foster sr F2

D2. T. Wrigley   0   1   C. Millar     A2

E2 A. Ridley     0.5 0.5 P. Rivers     G2

C3 S. Cassidy   0.5 0.5 D. Jackson G3

E3 J. Thwaites   1   0 B. Hardwick A3

D3 P. Taylor     0.5 0.5 C. Moorcroft F3

G4 D. Rudge     0   1   S. Larkin     B3

C4 B. Reed     1bye   ……………..     E4

D4 P. Booker     1   0 B. Blake       F4

A4 D. Millar       1   0 D. Foster jr   B4


So the final team scores were

A. Austins                                       4.5

B. Monarchs                                   4.5

C. Friars/Tynedale                         4.5

D. Angels                                      3

E. Penrith                                       3

F. Haydon Bridge                           4

G. Carlisle Castles/Haydon Bridge 4.5


So the Arthur Fulton memorial trophy was, for the first time in the history of the event, shared by four teams. Perhaps for the future we should devise a way of producing a more clear-cut result?


Bill Hardwick presented the league trophy to the new champions, Friars. And board prizes went to George Glover (board 1), Dave Foster sr (board 2), Bruce Wallace (board 3) and Drew Millar (board 4).


Thanks are due to David Tulip for organising the venue and the ample refreshments. As ever, the atmosphere was highly congenial and the results (almost) incidental.


This years Jamboree will be held at the Haydonian Club in Haydon Bridge – 7 pm on Tues 27 May 2014

Put the date in your diary now.