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Raymond Slatcher Memorial Trophy

posted 21 Apr 2017, 07:47 by Andrew Zigmond
(a slightly belated report)

Harrogate hosted the 2017 installment of the annual series against Ilkley on February 27th which saw Ilkley come out as winners by the narrowest possible margin; despite the visitors sweeping into an early lead they never lost. Harrogate's most impressive individual result came on top board where Mark Daley defeated Mark Rogerson and Michael Johnson did well to defeat a dangerous opponent. Harrogate's third win came from Richard Tate who once again provided an excellent buffet for all participants.

Prior to the match tributes were paid to Jonathon Swallow and a collection was held to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of Jonathon and Raymond Slatcher who also lost his life to MND. £110 was raised and will hopefully aid the fight against this terrible illness.

The full results were as follows (Harrogate players first);
1 Mark Daley 1-0 Mark Rogerson
2 Paul Pritchard 0-1 Chris Wright
3 Brian Coop 0-1 Robin Browne
4 Michael Johnson 1-0 Lee Crawford
5 David Harasym 1/2-1/2 William Boothman
6 Mate Ther 0-1 Stuart Johnson
7 Andrew Zigmond 1/2-1/2 Peter Ward
8 Richard Tate 1-0 Arthur Thompson
9 Peter Gregory 1/2-1/2 Martin Hawkins
10 Ranyl Hughes 0-1 Max Shaw