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The summer has started well - Cannock 1.5 - 2.5 Brewood

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

On Wednesday 15th May 2013, Brewood started off their Wolverhampton Chess Summer League 2013 Division 3 North season, with an away match against Cannock Chess Club.  It was a good victory, to give us a winning start in the Summer League 2013. 

 

The OFFICIAL result matchcard is as follows: 

 

Board 1:  John T Carr 88 ½ - ½ John Fenby (127)

Board 2:  Default 0-1 Anthony Colabella

Board 3:  Craig Harobin (96) 1-0 Stephen Micklewright (110)

Board 4:  David Hadley (73) 0-1 Andrew Davies (103)

 

Total:  Cannock 1½ - 2½ Brewood. 

 

This is the result that appears on the Wolverhampton Chess Summer League 2013 website, and therefore was also the result that was submitted by the league to the ECF for ECF grading purposes.  Default wins are not counted in ECF grading, and therefore only 3 out of the 4 boards have a result that was submitted to the ECF, for the ECF grading database. 

 

Originally the Brewood website reported this following matchcard as the result:  

 

Board 1:  John T Carr 88 ½ - ½ John Fenby (127)

Board 2:  Default 0-1 Anthony Colabella

Board 3:  Craig Harobin (96) 1-0 Stephen Micklewright (110)

Board 4:  David Hadley (73) 0-1 Andrew Davies (103)

*Board 5:  I. Graham (Ungraded) 0-1 Paul Wright (101)

 

Total:  Cannock 1½ - 3½ Brewood. 

 

* = This result has not ever been submitted for ECF grading. 

 

This was the result that our club emailed to Phil Staley from Bushbury Chess club and Barry Lewis from Wolverhampton Chess club, who are the organisers of the Summer League, on Thursday 16th May 2013.  It was originally reported both by email to the League organisers, and the club website, as a 5 board match, with Cannock defaulting board 2. 

 

On Thursday 23rd May 2013 the Wolverhampton Chess League 2013 AGM took place.  Derek Laight, Andrew Davies and David Blower all attended the AGM.  As a result of conversations that Andrew Davies and David Blower had with Matthew Carr from Cannock Chess club, (and possibly some other people) it was confirmed that this was only ever a 4 board match. 

 

Andrew Davies said to me that it meant that Anthony Colabella went to Cannock and found himself without a graded game to play.  It was also specifically said that it meant that Tony Colabella then ended up playing friendly games. 

 

Based on these discussions, and the fact that it made common sense to everyone this blog post was soon changed to state that Anthony Colabella travelled to Cannock and found himself without a graded game, and only played friendlies.  This blog post was then also changed to the following matchcard: 

 

Board 1:  John T Carr 88 ½ - ½ John Fenby (127)

Board 2:  Craig Harobin (96) 1-0 Stephen Micklewright (110)

Board 3:  David Hadley (73) 0-1 Andrew Davies (103)

*Board 4:  I. Graham (Ungraded) 0-1 Paul Wright (101)

 

Total:  Cannock 1½ - 2½ Brewood. 

 

* = This result has not ever been submitted for ECF grading. 

 

This is however now a very unofficial result, but I believe it is correct, and that the official version of the result is incorrect.  But this needs to be confirmed, and contact has been made with the club committee at Brewood from myself, to try and confirm this. 

 

If we can confirm the unofficial result as the correct result, the organisers of the Wolverhampton Chess Summer League 2013 will be contacted, and then the ECF can correct their results database.  The ECF can only ever publish the results they were given, and the difference is nothing to do with the ECF itself.  Such errors can and do happen from time to time. 

 

The fact that the Brewood Chess Circle website published an unofficial version of the match result, which ended up with the same overall match result as the official match result, as published on the Wolverhampton Chess Summer League 2013 website, and therefore the same result as submitted to the ECF for ECF grading purposes, meant that the difference had not being noticed for some time. 

 

Both websites confirmed the overall match result as a 2½ - 1½ win for Brewood.  So for a long while it was left at that.  The difference was only discovered in March 2014, when I was updating the website for an overall summary of the Wolverhampton Chess Summer League 2013 Division 3 North season for the website, a delayed summary of the 2013 Summer League season. 

 

I was doing this summary for completeness reasons for the website and it involved myself trying to remember which players had played in which matches, for the summary.  The report for the Cannock League away match in the Summer League 2013 season was written on this website at the time, but none of the other matches had match reports written for them at the time. 

 

Therefore the only way to find out who had played in what match was to look at the Wolverhampton Summer League 2013 website which had all the matchcards from every match for every club, from every division.  After I decided to double check our own website, for the Cannock away match, to just double check it was correct, it was only then that I discovered the matchcards were different. 

 

Regardless of how late I was doing the summary, in a few years it will not matter that it took over 8 months for the summary to appear on the website and it will be a nice thing for club members, who want to look back on the summer league 2013, to see a record of what happened.  I was almost not going to do the summary, as such a length of time had passed. 

 

The process in correcting the result has now started.  Although this will probably take a while, as everything has to be confirmed. 

 

At the time this was stated on the website: 

 

Please note that originally the website reported that this was a 5 board match which is not the case at all.  It was meant to be a 4 match board all along. 

 

As it was it meant that Tony Colabella went along to Cannock to find out he did not have a graded game at all, although he did play some friendlies.  It was a shame, but he played 6 friendlies according to Andrew Davies, which a score of 3-3. 

 

The website will be edited with the board match reports if they become available. 

Categories: Summer League, Cannock

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