EPSCA U9 Team Championships 1999

EPSCA U9 Team Championships 1999

Final – Manchester, May 1999

In a tense and exciting day Sussex narrowly failed to repeat their EPSCA zonal success in the under 9’s final. Having scored a near maximum 11 out of 12  in the first round they were unable to sustain the momentum in the following two rounds and missed the title by an agonising 1½ points. There were some great individual performances, but the whole team performed well with nobody in the main team scoring less than 50%.

Congratulations must be passed to the winners Wey Valley who took the title by scoring solidly in each round.

Final Positions


1st

Wey Valley

30


2nd

Sussex

28½


3rd

Richmond

27


4th

Barnet

25½


5th

Somerset

22½


6th

Northamptonshire

19½


7th

Nottinghamshire

18


8th

Gt Manchester

16½


9th=

Hampshire

15


9th=

Lancashire

15


9th=

Yorkshire

15


12th=

Oldham

13

12th=

Solihull

13

12th=

Wirral

13

15th

Cornwall



16th

Cambridgeshire

8

Individual Sussex Results


 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

David Howell

1

1

1

3

Sebastian Pozzo

1

½

1



Grant Bucher

1

1

1

3

Daniel Khoo

1

1

0

2

Stephanie Barraclough

1

1

1

3

Alex Cook

1

½

1



Joe Richardson

1

1

1

3

Harry Mayhew

1

0

1

2

Elliot Smith

1

1

0

2

Andrew Tucker

1

0

1

2

Kajtek Skowronski

0

1

½



Trevelyan Harper

1

0

1

2

 

11

8



28½

Reserves


 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

Hannah Adam

0

0

½

½

Louise Adam

0

0

0

0

Guy Willis

0

1

0

1

Stephen Poole

1

1

0

2

Zonal – High Wycombe, May 1999

The Sussex under 9 team reached the EPSCA finals in Manchester in the best possible way by winning the zonal
qualifier in High Wycombe. In a day full of drama, the final result was not certain until the last game was finished.
After a slow start in the first round scoring 8 out of 12, the team excelled in round two with 10½ , and followed
that with a solid 9 points  in the final round.

It is gratifying to see that the efforts of Simon Deere, Jonathan Tuck and Gary McCulloch over the last few years
are being duly rewarded.

Final Positions


1st

Sussex

27½


2nd

Barnet

26½


3rd

Richmond

24½


4th

Wey Valley

23


5th=

Hampshire *

20½


5th=

Essex

20½


7th

Kent

16


8th

Berkshire

12½


9th

Buckinghamshire

12


10th

North West London

10½


11th

Hertfordshire

4

* Qualified for finals on tie break

Individual Sussex Results


 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

David Howell

1

1

0

Sebastian Pozzo

1

½

1

Grant Bucher

0

1

1

Daniel Khoo

1

1

1

Stephanie Barraclough

1

1

1

Alex Cook

1

1

0

Joe Richardson

1

1

1

Harry Mayhew

0

1

1

Elliot Smith

0

1

1

Andrew Tucker

1

1

1

Kajtek Skowronski

1

1

1

Louise Adam

0

0

0

 

8

10½

9

Reserves


 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Hannah Adam

1

½

0

Trevelyan Harper

0

1

1

Stephen Poole

0

0

1

Guy Willis

1

1

0