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Summer Tournament 2020 active tournament and award ceremony

The last weds of Sept 30th 2020 - saw the Summer tournament active tournament and Zoom award ceremony. Andrew Todd wins the Summer tournament without a defeat. A winter tournament will start on monday Oct 19th.

I wanted to run this tournament as much as possible as the usual summer tournament - so we had drop in rules  - and I emailed those interested in playing each weds to see who could play. I kept the rules for the last 3 weeks and we had a round every weds from May to Sept except for one week when I was travelling on weds and I moved it to Thursday. Over the period of 21 weeks we have had 20 players and some 99 games of slow chess 90 mins each.

For the final evening we usually play a time handicap with the total time for each game being 20mins with the strong player getting less time according to the difference in  the ratings between the players - kindly organised by David Seaby. But this year to keep it simple we just gave each player 10mins each. We had 8 players and some exciting chess. Here are the rounds and results:

 

Round1
No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Michael Sheerin [0] : John Sweeney [0] https://lichess.org/NhxIVE0X
2 Kyle Milligan [0] : Robert Lavery [0] https://lichess.org/KGY2yW2U
3 Andrew Todd [0] : David Corr [0] https://lichess.org/0SSXzSR9
4 Joe Gunning [0] : Adrian Dornford-Smith [0] https://lichess.org/rSmsss78
Round2
No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Adrian Dornford-Smith [1] : Michael Sheerin [1] https://lichess.org/FGUQysV2
2 Robert Lavery [1] : Andrew Todd [1] https://lichess.org/6jqwEoK2
3 John Sweeney [0] : Joe Gunning [0] https://lichess.org/nxrEbkat
4 David Corr [0] : Kyle Milligan [0] https://lichess.org/99bPRzIU
Round3
No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Michael Sheerin [2] : Andrew Todd [2] https://lichess.org/hjKMDZmV
2 John Sweeney [1] : Robert Lavery [1] https://lichess.org/9aEuDYkN
3 David Corr [1] : Adrian Dornford-Smith [1] https://lichess.org/y15EbQM2
4 Kyle Milligan [0] : Joe Gunning [0] https://lichess.org/GqsEKJEc
Round4
No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Andrew Todd [3] : John Sweeney [1] https://lichess.org/nanuOzpZ
2 Robert Lavery [2] 00:01 Michael Sheerin [2] https://lichess.org/HdKJ9RaU
3 Joe Gunning [0] : David Corr [2] https://lichess.org/d0cdVI9w
4 Adrian Dornford-Smith [1] : Kyle Milligan [1] https://lichess.org/dwliOuV2
Round5
No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Andrew Todd [4] : Adrian Dornford-Smith [2] https://lichess.org/tisWjygz
2 Michael Sheerin [3] : David Corr [3] https://lichess.org/GrEhZq0Z
3 Joe Gunning [0] : Robert Lavery [2] https://lichess.org/9eL9CEhp
4 Kyle Milligan [1] : John Sweeney [1] https://lichess.org/rzEyAyrf
Round6
No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Kyle Milligan [1.5] : Andrew Todd [5] https://lichess.org/BWwErHT3
2 David Corr [4] : Robert Lavery [2] https://lichess.org/2DEnScEk
3 Michael Sheerin [3] : Joe Gunning [1] https://lichess.org/v1lbqVhX
4 John Sweeney [1.5] : Adrian Dornford-Smith [2] https://lichess.org/8k84iTX5

The final standings:

Place Name Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
1 Andrew Todd           1497 6 11.5 17.0 21.0
2-3 Michael Sheerin       1618 4 11.5 18.5 15.0
David Corr            1200 4 10.5 17.5 14.0
4 Robert Lavery         1542 3 12.0 19.0 11.0
5 John Sweeney          1310 2.5 10.5 17.5 7.0
6 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1327 2 12.0 19.0 9.0
7 Kyle Milligan         1246 1.5 11.5 18.5 5.0
8 Joe Gunning           1191 1 11.5 17.0 2.0

At the end of the tournament I emailed the Zoom meeting details and we had an award ceremony using Zoom.

First the winners of the active tournament:

 

3rd place - David Corr
2nd place - Michael Sheerin
1st place - Andrew Todd - with full score

 

Then a big thanks to all who played in the Summer tournament - who made it possible to happen - its not just the winners and its the brilliant chess and complicated positions that really make the tournament.

I split the players by the original UCU ratings into three sections.

The final results:

Overall Winner : Andrew Todd : 95.45% undefeated only loosing1/2 a point,

Overall Second : Mark Newman : 76.9%

Section 1 Winner : Robert Lavery : 61.76%

Section 2 Winner : Michael McKimm : 70.83%

Section 3 Winner : Michael Hood :71.43%

Both Michaels had some excellent results over the tournament.

The full scores table:

Rating Name lichess user Score Played %
Section 1
1600 Cathal Keany Ckeany 1 1 100.00
1370 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 10.5 11 95.45 Overall Winner
1642 Mark Newman ishi100 10 13 76.92 Overall Second
1645 Robert Lavery Yreval 10.5 17 61.76 1st
1614 Michael Sheerin RDWRER 3 6 50.00
1377 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 8.5 18 47.22
1400 john Sweeney Johnsweeney 0.5 5 10.00
1464 Richard Gould nir8888 0 1 0.00
Section 2
1192 Michael Mckimm Meitnerium 8.5 12 70.83 1st
1215 Bernard McGahan jtsdad 9 14 64.29
1200 Joseph Gunning Josephgun 7.5 18 41.67
1259 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 6.5 16 40.63
1218 Stephen Cullen steviec44 2.5 8 31.25
1245 Chris Dorrian faunorcival 0 1 0.00
1241 Vincent O'Brien V_blunders 0 1 0.00
Section 3
961 Michael Hood michaelhood 10 14 71.43 1st
1000 David Corr MrScrumps 6 13 46.15
1053 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 3 9 33.33
895 Paul Anderson Number_8 2 14 14.29
640 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 0 6 0.00

I will run a virtual Winter tournament on mondays from Monday : Oct 19th to Mar 29th. With active tournament and award ceremony on Mar 29th 2021.

If you are interested in playing please email me mark.chris.newman@googlemail.com

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