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Summer Tournament Award Ceremony and fun tournament

On the last Wednesday of September 25th 2019 we had the Summer Tournament awards and the usual Fun tournament with a time handicap.

The last Wednesday of September and time for the fun tournament that has a time handicap - the larger the difference of the players ratings the bigger the time difference - so two players of the same rating would get 10mins each. I played a couple of games where I only had 3 mins and my opponent had 17 mins - the below results show that this did bring an interesting challenge to the higher rated players. Many thanks to David Seaby for providing the table of rating differences and the times to be allocated.

We had 16 players of a range of ratings. A nice surprise was to see the presence of two new players the brother Gerald and Stephen McLaughlin who had heard about this at the Culture Night.

Round 1

Results

No Name               Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Damien Lavery      1782 [0]     .5:.5   Bobby Thompson        1280 [0]  
 2 Jim McLean         1254 [0]      0:1    David Ruben           1714 [0]  
 3 Mark Newman        1619 [0]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1214 [0]  
 4 Roy Stafford       1128 [0]     .5:.5   Robert Lavery         1585 [0]  
 5 Stewart McConaghy  1510 [0]      0:1    Andy Boal             1053 [0]  
 6 Stephen McLaughlin 900  [0]      0:1    Cathal Murphy         1499 [0]  
 7 David Seaby        1383 [0]      0:1    Geoff Hindley         889  [0]  
 8 Gerald McLaughin   800  [0]      0:1    Ciaran Rowan          1293 [0]  
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Quite a few upsets in round 1 - Adrian Dornford-Smith beats Mark Newman. Andy Boal beats Stewart McConaghy and Geoff Hindley beats David Seaby. Bobby Thompson draws against Damien Lavery (although I think Bobby's rating should be higher than 1280!) So the time difference appears to make a difference.

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Round 2

Results

No Name               Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 David Ruben        1714 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1214 [1]  
 2 Cathal Murphy      1499 [1]      0:1    Andy Boal             1053 [1]  
 3 Ciaran Rowan       1293 [1]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         889  [1]  
 4 Robert Lavery      1585 [.5]    .5:.5   Damien Lavery         1782 [.5] 
 5 Bobby Thompson     1280 [.5]     1:0    Roy Stafford          1128 [.5] 
 6 Jim McLean         1254 [0]      0:1    Mark Newman           1619 [0]  
 7 Stephen McLaughlin 900  [0]      0:1    Stewart McConaghy     1510 [0]  
 8 Gerald McLaughin   800  [0]      1:0    David Seaby           1383 [0]  

Round 2 and Andy Boal continues his wins with a win over Cathal Murphy. The two higher rated players Robert and Damien draw. Gerald McLaughin beats David Seaby.

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Round 3

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Loc  Total

 1 Andy Boal             1053 [2]     .5:.5   David Ruben        1714 [2]  
 2 Bobby Thompson        1280 [1.5]    0:1    Ciaran Rowan       1293 [2]  
 3 Damien Lavery         1782 [1]      1:0    Cathal Murphy      1499 [1]  
 4 Geoff Hindley         889  [1]      0:1    Mark Newman        1619 [1]  
 5 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1214 [1]      0:1    Robert Lavery      1585 [1]  
 6 Stewart McConaghy     1510 [1]      0:1    Gerald McLaughin   800  [1]  
 7 Roy Stafford          1128 [.5]     1:0    Jim McLean         1254 [0]  
 8 David Seaby           1383 [0]      0:1    Stephen McLaughlin 900  [0]  

Round 3 sees Andy getting a good draw against David Ruben. Ciaran Rowan goes into the lead with a full score of 3 out of 3.

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Round 4

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Loc  Total

 1 Ciaran Rowan          1293 [3]      1:0    David Ruben        1714 [2.5]
 2 Andy Boal             1053 [2.5]   .5:.5   Damien Lavery      1782 [2]  
 3 Mark Newman           1619 [2]      0:1    Gerald McLaughin   800  [2]  
 4 Robert Lavery         1585 [2]      1:0    Bobby Thompson     1280 [1.5]
 5 Cathal Murphy         1499 [1]      1:0    Roy Stafford       1128 [1.5]
 6 Geoff Hindley         889  [1]      1:0    Stewart McConaghy  1510 [1]  
 7 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1214 [1]      1:0    Stephen McLaughlin 900  [1]  
 8 Jim McLean            1254 [0]      1:0    David Seaby        1383 [0]  

Ciaran continues in the lead with 4 out of 4. chased by Robert Lavery, Gerald McLaughin and Andy Boal on 3 points.

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Round 5

Results

No Name               Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Robert Lavery      1585 [3]      1:0    Ciaran Rowan          1293 [4]  
 2 Gerald McLaughin   800  [3]      0:1    Andy Boal             1053 [3]  
 3 David Ruben        1714 [2.5]    1:0    Damien Lavery         1782 [2.5]
 4 Mark Newman        1619 [2]      1:0    Cathal Murphy         1499 [2]  
 5 Bobby Thompson     1280 [1.5]    0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1214 [2]  
 6 Roy Stafford       1128 [1.5]    1:0    Geoff Hindley         889  [2]  
 7 Stephen McLaughlin 900  [1]      1:0    Jim McLean            1254 [1]  
 8 Stewart McConaghy  1510 [1]      0:1    David Seaby           1383 [0]  

The final round 5 and the leader Ciaran Rowan is beaten by Robert Lavery and Andy Boal beats new comer Gerald McLaughin. So we have 3 players on 4 out of 5. Ciaran Rowan, Robert Lavery and Andy Boal.

Standings

Place Name                  Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

 1-3  Ciaran Rowan          1293 4         8.5  14.0   14.0
      Robert Lavery         1585 4         8.0  13.5   10.5
      Andy Boal             1053 4         7.5  12.0   12.5
  4   David Ruben           1714 3.5       9.5  14.5   11.5
 5-7  Adrian Dornford-Smith 1214 3         8.5  14.0    8.0
      Gerald McLaughin      800  3         8.0  13.0    9.0
      Mark Newman           1619 3         7.0  11.0    8.0
 8-9  Damien Lavery         1782 2.5       9.5  15.0    8.5
      Roy Stafford          1128 2.5       5.5  10.5    6.5
10-12 Cathal Murphy         1499 2         8.0  14.0    7.0
      Geoff Hindley         889  2         6.5  11.5    7.0
      Stephen McLaughlin    900  2         4.0   8.0    4.0
 13   Bobby Thompson        1280 1.5       9.5  16.0    6.5
14-16 Jim McLean            1254 1         7.5  12.0    2.0
      Stewart McConaghy     1510 1         7.0  12.0    4.0
      David Seaby           1383 1         5.0   9.0    1.0

After lots of fun we have

Winner: Ciaran Rowan, Second Robert Lavery, Third Andy Boal

The Summer Tournament Winners:

Overall Winner and presented with the Cup : Cathal Murphy

Overall Second : Ciaran Rowan

Winner Senior Section: Mark Newman

Winner Intermediate Section: Roy Stafford

Winner Junior Section: Geoff Hindley

Most attendance Award: Jim McLean,

The end to a brilliant Summer of Chess.

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