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Published 9 July 2018

National under-100 final: Leicestershire - Lancashire

Played on July 2018 at Poseidon Centre, Warwick. Lancashire players on odd-numbered boards had white pieces. Match reported by ECF website.


Board Grade Leicestershire Score Lancashire Grade
1 118E Corlett, Les 1 - 0 Lysons, Chris 102B
2 117E Wilson, Andrew B 0 - 1 Thorp, David 094D
3 111E Woods, Trevor 0 - 1 Pelling, Kyle 120A
4 109C Khare, Anika M 1 - 0 Bennett, Gary 084C
5 105B Oliver, John A 1 - 0 Verden, Jonathan 089D
6 097C Adams, Michael David (Mick) M 1 - 0 Crompton, T John 087D
7 092D Kershaw, Harry 0 - 1 Ndou, Goodchild 079E
8 091A Carter, Andy S 1 - 0 Melvin, Louis 081E
9 090L McDonald, Sean 1 - 0 Tumelty, Shaun 084C
10 095L Rowbotham, Mark 1 - 0 Chapman, Jason 080D
11 078E Meynell, Austin 0 - 1 Benhamida, Aisha 077F
12 066C Haywood, Rory 0 - 1 Benhamida, Mohamid 088D
    Totals 7 - 5    


Neil Graham reports. The Under 100 saw Lancashire take an early lead of 4-0 courtesy of impressive wins from some undergraded juniors. After that it was all downhill though as the northern team could add just one further point to their total as Leicestershire retained their national title winning seven of the last eight games to finish giving the Midlands county a 7-5 victory. All twelve games in this section were decisive with no draws on the scorecard.