Ron Evers Team Tournament

A belated report on the rating handicap Ron Evers Team Tournament, which was hosted by Durham University and organised by Bryan Bainbridge on Sunday 3rd December.

Nine teams competed (compared with just four last year), and they finished in the following order:

1= Durham University A, Durham City D, South Shields;

4 Durham City A;

5= Durham City B, Durham City C, Hartlepool;

8 Bishop Auckland;

9 Durham University B

A few photos from the event:

The organiser Bryan Bainbridge announces the winners.

The University A team – joint winners.

South Shields top board Chris Sayers in action against George Gazis.

Krishna Lal and Fedir Dyshliuk. the youngest members of the Durham City D team, with the Ron Evers Trophy.

DCCA League Fixtures

The fixtures for the Durham County Chess League are now online. This season there are six teams in Division A – Darlington, Durham City A, Durham City B, Durham University A, Durham University B and South Shields, and nine in Division B – Bishop Auckland, Delves, Durham City C, Durham University C, Durham University D, Hartlepool, Hetton Lyons, Peterlee and Thornaby.

Darlington Junior Tournament

As part of the Durham County Congress a Junior Tournament was held on Sunday 14th May. Here is a report by the organiser Keven Wilson:

We had 44 people playing in the event, divided into two sections.  There were two age categories in each section. These were the first three in each category:-

Age 7 – 8: 1, Tashil Lankapura, 2, Marco Balocco, 3, Henry Styles.

Age 9 – 10: 1, Daniel Sewart, 2, Can Sezen, 3, John Smith.

Age 11 – 13: 1, Sagar Patel; 2, Balin Li; 3, Jamie Wang.

Age 14 – 16: 1, Joe Eggbert, 2, Rhys Orton, 3, Riley Lambert-Cousins.

DCCA Individual Champions

The Durham County Individual Championships are decided on league results. This season’s winners of the four sections are:

Alan Sayers Trophy (County Champion) – David Mooney (South Shields)

Robin Horner Trophy (under 1950) – George Gazis (Durham City)

Terry Holmes Trophy (under 1750) – Daniel Turnbull (Peterlee)

William Bentley Trophy (under 1600) – Sanuel Greig (Thornaby)

The full results can be found here:

DCCA Congress Results

Many thanks to Mick Riding, who again did a terrific job in organising the Durham County Congress, as well as the team of arbiters.

Mick has supplied the following report with the list of winners:

First off, great turn out again, I thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciate your support – same again next year please. 🙂


David Walker, Tim Wall, Andrew Burnett, Jonathan Arnott and Chris Izod. Share =1 and £150 each.

Grading prizes Marcos Caso Huerta (U2000 sum of opponents tie break) and Andrew Swales (U1900) £50 each.


1st Srivathsan Sasikumar (£400), 2nd John Cawston, Royce Parker, Dave Patterson £117 each.

Grading prizes Kristaps Baumanis (U1750) and Stephen Holmes (U1600 sum of opponents tie break) £50 each.


1st Joel Tofield-Brown, £400  2nd Danield Williams, £250, =3rd Rob Jarvis, Ryan Duff (£50 each). Aidin Breakley was also =3 but wins the U1400 rating prize.

Grading Prizes Ethan Tatters (U1550) £50 and Aidin Breakley (Unrated) £50 each.

The full results can be found here: