Continuing my round up of the final standings of the many leagues and cup competitions from around the south-west, today I'm focussing on the Somerset Leagues.
In the Somerset Cup, the winners were Glastonbury, who defeated Taunton 4.5-3.5 in the final. http://www.westcountrychess.blogspot.com/2010/03/somerset-cup.html contains the Taunton report on the final, and also a link to the Glastonbury report.
In Division 1, Taunton were the runaway winners with 13 points from 8 matches (6 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss). The last 2 matches to be played were both Frome- Taunton (with one being postponed from earlier in the season). At the time Frome were on 8 points, with Taunton 1 ahead on 9. Taunton convincingly won both matches 5-1 to win the league. Frome finished 2nd with 8 points, ahead of Yeovil on 7, Glastonbury 6, and Sedgemoor 4.
Division 2 has a rule that allows teams to only play 1 person graded over 165 in each match.
Division 2 East featured only 4 teams, and was won by Trowbridge. Their only points dropped all season was a default loss against Norton Radstock. Trowbridge finished on 10 points from 6 matches. Behind them were Frome and Norton Radstock, both of whom scored 6 points, and Bath on 2.
Division 2 West had 6 teams entering this year, and was won by Sedgemoor on 16 points (7 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss). They were closely followed by Yeovil on 13 points and Taunton on 12. Quite a way back were Wellington (7), Glastonbury (6), and Chard & Illminster (6).
Division 3 is split into 3 areas (East, Central, & West). There are only 4 players in each team in these leagues. The grading rules for this league are no-one graded over 145 may play, and the team must average no more then 125 per board.
In Division 3 East there were 4 teams, and the winning team here were Bath. They finished on 9 points (4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss.) Close behind were Norton Radstock with 7. Trowbridge finished on 5 points, and Frome 3.
In Division 3 Central there were 4 teams, and Glastonbury emerged as winners. They scored 9 points (3 wins, 3 draws) to leave them 2 points clear of Gillingham in 2nd,and 3 clear of Frome. Yeovil C brought up the rear with 2 points.
In Division 3 West there were 7 teams, and Glastonbury once again triumphed here. They finished with a very impressive record of 7 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss (18 points), to finish 2 points clear of Weston B in 2nd. Further down the table Wellington finished on 14, Weston A 13, Chard/Illminster 11, Taunton 6, Sedgemoor 6
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