After the conclusion of the season last week, the OCA May committe meeting took place last night and I am happy to report that Two Cumnor Players have received awards for their performances in the Oxfordshire League this season.
Nigel Moyse won the Ray Starkie award for the best OCA game this year for his win against Dave Hackett in the Witney match on the 9th May. A match report will be published soon, and the game will be included in that, and all the games submitted for the prize can be found here . Simon Terrington has also published a YouTube video on the game.
Andy Hudson won the David Del Nevo Trophy for the player who scores the best game points percentage in Division Three, who has played more than 50% of the League Matches. Andy managed 7 points from 8 matches giving him a win rate of 87.5%! It should also be noted that Andrey managed 5 wins from 5 but sadly didn’t play enough matches be eligible for the Trophy.
Congratulations to both players! The League is now over for another season which is an achievement considering the situation, well done to every player who took part. Next season should start again around the first week of October.
Unlike some clubs we will remain open over the summer (but not during August) for players to get some Players Cup and Bill Laar Trophy matches played, information on the cups along with the current standings can be found here. It should be noted every year that the Summer Months are the best to get these matches done, I make it 10 weeks until August and once the league restarts players won’t necessarily be available to play. Get those matches played so you aren’t relying on others come December!
*UPDATED 23/05 FROM THE OCA WEBSITE*
Now the season has been completed, the following prizes have been awarded:
Arthur Mushens Trophy for the best percentage score in division 1 – Filip Mihov
Bernard C Wyatt Trophy for the best percentage score in division 2 – Kenneth Hobson
David Del Nevo Trophy for the best percentage score in division 3 – Andrew Hudson
Lester Millan Trophy for the best percentage score by a junior in any single division – Kenneth Hobson
Ray Starkie Best Game Prize for the best game played in the ODCL or an Oxfordshire County Match – Nigel Moyse
All entries for the Ray Starkie Best Game Prize can be found in the lichess study below.
Congratulations go to all the winners.