At the end of October, the 139th “Varsity Match” Oxford vs Cambridge was played at the Royal Automobile Club in London. All in all, Cambridge is slightly ahead in matches, but this year Oxford won 5.5-2.5.
Over the years several ex-Sussex juniors have been selected to take part in this prestigious and historic match including FM Rhys Cumming who now captains our Sussex Martlets 4NCL teams.
This year however, 3 Sussex players were selected – all on the Oxford team. Daniel Sutton and Dominic Miller were stalwarts of Sussex Juniors for many years starting as under 11s. FM Tom O’Gorman briefly strengthened our Under-18 teams while studying at Brighton College.
Results of the Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Match 2021
|Bd||Oxford University||Rating||Nat||5½-2½||Cambridge University||Rating||Nat|
|1w||Tom O’Gorman (Hertford)||2381f||IRL||1-0||Harry Grieve (St Catharine’s, captain)||2320f||ENG|
|2b||Filip Mihov (Balliol)||2255||MKD||1-0||Koby Kalavannan (St Catharine’s)||2324f||ENG|
|3w||Victor Vasiesiu (Hertford, captain)||2276f||ROU||1-0||Daniel Gallagher (Pembroke)||2205||ENG|
|4b||Max French (Wadham)||2227||ENG||0-1||Jan Petr (Trinity)||2282f||CZE|
|5w||Daniel Abbas (Magdalen)||2228f||ENG||1-0||Miroslav Macko (Trinity)||2273f||SVK|
|6w||Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (Regent’s Park)||2149f||ENG||0-1||Declan Shafi (Pembroke)||2166||SCO|
|7b||Dominic Miller (Somerville)||2131||ENG||½-½||Ognjen Stefanovic (Trinity, reserve)||2109||SRB|
|8w||Daniel Sutton (St John’s)||1874||ENG||1-0||Imogen Camp (Queens’)||1849wc||WLS|
Photo and results reproduced by kind permission of John Saunders https://www.britbase.info/