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The Tollemache Qualifier 2018/19 took place at Staverton Estate Hotel, Daventry NN11 62T on 17/18 November.
The Team selected for the Tollemache was as follows:
Marc Chawner and Paul Spencer
Simon Moorman and Chris Taylor
Robert Elliott and Richard Register
Peter Franklin and John Sutcliffe
Graham Beeton and Ray Clarke
with Bernie Hunt and Paul Mollison as first reserves and Peter Scotting and Tony Verran as second reserves.
Report from the Tollemache Qualifier
The Qualifier was an exhausting weekend - up to 98 boards against lots of international players.
Essex Team came 5th in their Group (3 positions higher than last year).
Good Results for Marc Chawner & Paul Spencer: 5th (of 39) +0.92 imps per board.
The Tollemache Qualifier took place on 18th - 19th November 2017 at St John's Hotel, Solihull. The selected pairs were:
The - through illness - reduced Essex team (Bernie Hunt, Paul Mollison; Chris Taylor, Simon Moorman; Richard Register, Robert Elliott; Frank Morrison, Peter Franklin) won three of their eight matches but did not progress to the finals.
The Essex team for the qualifying round of EBU Inter-county championship:-
performed creditably in Birmingham over the weekend of 19th-20th November, but did not progress to the finals. They came 6th / 9 in Group B, an improvement on recent years in what is a very tough competition.
The 2015 Tollemache Qualifier was held over the weekend of 21st/22nd November. The team selected was:-
Chris Taylor © & Simon Moorman, Peter Oake & Robert Elliott, Margaret Curtis & David Sherman, Richard Register & John Sutcliffe, Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison.
Not a great success finishing 8 / 9 but, looking on the bright side, the team did win three out of eight matches and Peter Franklin & Frank Morrison deserve a special mention for their +0.44 X-IMPs result.
For a brief history of the Tollemache from the EBU Website, follow this Link. For details of the Essex results, follow the links in the right-hand column in the table below, looking at the Group indicated.