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Hampshire Chess County Matches 1980 - 1989

The Hampshire Chess Association was formed in 1890 under the instigation of Joseph Blake of Southampton Chess Club. 

Before the official formation Hampshire played matches against other Counties and once formed more official matches were played, originally in the SCCU and later in the WECU and Chiltern Leagues.
 

Hampshire County Matches 1980 - 1981

This is the analysis from my original Hampshire Website. For this reason I have added some details as pictures, but the matches have been added into tables.

Analysis

Matches

1980 - 1981  County Matches Analysis

Hampshire A only lost the one match, to Devon A, winning the other four matches. This included beating a Gloucester side averaging 182, five points higher than Hampshire. This was another excellent season, as on the whole the other teams averaged only 3 points less than Hampshire.
 
Although the B team averaged the same as the other counties, they were outgraded heavily in the three defeats and outgraded their opponents in the two wins. Therefore they did as expected in the Wayling Cup competition. 
 
Hampshire only had one played graded over 200 this season and G.Bennett (213) only played the one game. Three players performed over 200 and these are highlighted in red.
 
The players who had an exceptional season were S.D.Bell, P.D.Miller, A.D.Crossin, M.J.Hampton, Stuart Dean, J.J.Evans, Len Walters and J.Quantrell. Stephen Bell is the son of David Bell and is currently graded 216 (2002), unfortunately he no longer lives in the area, as otherwise he would come in quite handy at the moment! He has won the Southampton Chess Club championship 3 times (1980 - 1982 inclusive). See Southampton Chess Club web site.

 

One final note, you will notice that G.L.Pritchard did not have the best of seasons with one win, one draw and two losses. His draw though was against a very young Michael Adams, so not too bad a season when you draw against a future British Champion and world number four - get them when their young!

Team Information

Hampshire County Matches 1980 - 1981

This is the analysis from my original Hampshire Website. For this reason I have added some details as pictures, but the matches have been added into tables.

Analysis

Matches

1980 - 1981  County Matches Analysis

Hampshire A only lost the one match, to Devon A, winning the other four matches. This included beating a Gloucester side averaging 182, five points higher than Hampshire. This was another excellent season, as on the whole the other teams averaged only 3 points less than Hampshire.
 
Although the B team averaged the same as the other counties, they were outgraded heavily in the three defeats and outgraded their opponents in the two wins. Therefore they did as expected in the Wayling Cup competition. 
 
Hampshire only had one played graded over 200 this season and G.Bennett (213) only played the one game. Three players performed over 200 and these are highlighted in red.
 
The players who had an exceptional season were S.D.Bell, P.D.Miller, A.D.Crossin, M.J.Hampton, Stuart Dean, J.J.Evans, Len Walters and J.Quantrell. Stephen Bell is the son of David Bell and is currently graded 216 (2002), unfortunately he no longer lives in the area, as otherwise he would come in quite handy at the moment! He has won the Southampton Chess Club championship 3 times (1980 - 1982 inclusive). See Southampton Chess Club web site.

 

One final note, you will notice that G.L.Pritchard did not have the best of seasons with one win, one draw and two losses. His draw though was against a very young Michael Adams, so not too bad a season when you draw against a future British Champion and world number four - get them when their young!

Team Information

1980 1981 Team Info
 
 
 
 

Hampshire County Matches 1980 - 1989

County matches from the 1980 - 1981 season to the 1989 - 1990 season when Hampshire played in the West of England County Union. In this period Hampshire were normally challenging for the top honours in the Howard Meek Trophy, regularly fielding teams with players graded over 200 including future GM Peter Wells. I am missing some results, so please do supply any which you have to complete the records. 

The full list of all County Matches are detailed on the main County Matches page.

 

Chess Season

  • 1980 - 1981

  • 1981 - 1982

  • 1982 - 1983

  • 1983 - 1984

  • 1984 - 1985

  • 1985 - 1986

  • 1986 - 1987

  • 1987 - 1988

  • 1988 - 1989

  • 1989 - 1990

1980 1981 Player Info
 

Hampshire A vs Devon A

Hampshire B vs Devon B

 

Hampshire A vs Somerset A

 

Hampshire B vs Somerset B

 

Hampshire A vs Dorset A

 

Hampshire B vs Dorset B

 

Hampshire A vs Glocestershire A

 

Hampshire B vs Glocestershire B

 

Hampshire A vs Cornwall A

 

Hampshire B vs Cornwall B

 
1981 1982 Team Info
1981 1982 Player Info

Hampshire County Matches 1981 - 1982

This is the analysis from my original Hampshire Website. For this reason I have added some details as pictures, but the matches have been added into tables.

Analysis

Matches

1981 - 1982  County Matches Analysis

The A team won the Harold Meek trophy by winning all their games, against opposition that was on average graded only 7 points lower. This was a tremendous achievement and three of the matches were won narrowly 9 - 7. The B team did not fare as well, only winning the one game and losing 3 in total. Again I don't know how Hampshire did at the BCF Counties stage.
 

Performance wise, there was a number of players performing over 200 (6 in total, highlighted in red), four of these were players who played three games and won all three. The players who had an exceptional season were K.Fuller, P.L.Hackman, J.T.Ward, N.Smith, J.Hampton, G.H.Bennett and Stuart Dean.
 

Hampshire had two players graded over 200 playing for them this season, Gerald Bennett (213) and Peter Wells (206).

Team Information

 
 
 
 

Hampshire A vs Devon A

 

Hampshire B vs Devon B

 

Hampshire A vs Somerset A

 

Hampshire B vs Somerset B

 

Hampshire A vs Dorset A

 

Hampshire B vs Dorset B

 
 

Hampshire A vs Gloucestershire A

Hampshire B vs Gloucestershire B

 

Hampshire A vs Cornwall A

 

Hampshire B vs Cornwall B

 

Hampshire A vs Devon A

 

Hampshire B vs Devon B

 

Hampshire A vs Somerset A

 

Hampshire B vs Somerset B

 

Hampshire A vs Dorset A

 

Hampshire B vs Dorset B

 

Hampshire A vs Gloucestershire A

 

Hampshire B vs Gloucestershire B

 

Hampshire A vs Cornwall A

 

Hampshire B vs Wiltshire B