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The Virtual Ulster Masters was played on November 21st/22nd 2020

With two sections and some 23 players - the Masters was our first slow weekend Virtual Chess Tournament. With Senior Championship won by Adam Collins and Intermediate won by Andrew Todd.
Our first Virtual Weekender and I was nervious. Never having run a weekender on Lichess.org.
Luckily we had enough players to split the group into two sections a Senior and an Intermediate.
The first round got under way at 10:00am on the Saturday. and all players turned up and eventually challenged their opponents and the first round was in full flow.
There was an odd number of players in the Senior section so I included myself in the draw to ensure everyone got a game. I was playing Danny Roberts who kindly agreed to start a little late to allow me to ensure the other games had started without a probem. I setup a Zoom meeting previous to the start of each round, to allow for players with questions to check with me. This was used a couple of times and it was good to see players face to face and answer their queries.
Ulster Virtual Masters Round: 1
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 1 Adam Collins adamc2005 0 6 Robert Lavery Yreval 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/1xn99EUt
2 7 Mark Newman ishi100 0 2 Danny Roberts DannyRoberts1 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/sMgY6Xxt
3 3 Alex Goss Kek2000 0 8 William Hackett William_hackett 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/1v7Z6e6L
4 9 David Blair
0 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain oisinoc 0 0 - 1
5 5 Modestas Razbadauskas RAZBADAS 0 10 Chris Kelly chriskelly 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/IhMGOdE9
Unfortunately David Blairs lichess account was flagged as having used assistance - and he was asked to withdraw on round4 and all results in the previous rounds were reversed.
The first round saw a good result from William Hackett who beat Alex Goss.

 

Ulster Virtual Masters - Intermediate Round: 1
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 1 Matthew Dougherty Matthew_Doughertyy 0 8 Kamal Taufik taufikkamal 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/nTGoAlw5
2 9 Calum Glendinning CalumGlendinning2005 0 3 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/LBT3YE2u
3 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 0 10 Conal Boyle conalboyle 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/2SILnc4K
4 14 Samuel Todd SamuelToddy 0 5 Aaron Wafflart JirachiPark 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/rIQigRnA
5 6 Gary Johnston bluethecat 0 11 Luthfi Andurrahman LuthfiAbdurrahman 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/RF5j8g9P
6 12 Paul Anderson Number_8 0 7 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/nAfqF1QO
0 2 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 0 0.5 forf.
0 13 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 0 bye

 

Conal Boyle gets a good result against Adrian Dornford-Smith and Samuel Todd gets a result from Aaron Wafflart.

Round 2 started at 2:15pm

Ulster Virtual Masters Round: 2
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 5 Modestas Razbadauskas RAZBADAS 1 1 Adam Collins adamc2005 1 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/QSFNrid0
2 2 Danny Roberts DannyRoberts1 1 9 David Blair
0 1 - 0
3 6 Robert Lavery Yreval 0 3 Alex Goss Kek2000 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/q6xbkI8O
4 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain oisinoc 1 10 Chris Kelly chriskelly 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/TIzutmtf
0 7 Mark Newman 0 0.5 forf.
0 8 William Hackett 1 0.5 forf.
Ulster Virtual Masters - Intermediate Round: 2
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 7 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 1 0 1 Matthew Dougherty Matthew_Doughertyy 1 0 -1 https://lichess.org/B2ZgcIab
2 3 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 1 1 13 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 1 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/fSQgIy2H
3 10 Conal Boyle conalboyle 1 1 6 Gary Johnston bluethecat 1 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/aBbAAZ0p
4 2 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 0.5 0 14 Samuel Todd SamuelToddy 1 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/1k1PxeP6
5 11 Luthfi Andurrahman LuthfiAbdurrahman 0 1 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/6W04KKKC
6 5 Aaron Wafflart JirachiPark 0 0 9 Calum Glendinning CalumGlendinning2005 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/GAfbjRQO
7 8 Kamal Taufik taufikkamal 0 1 12 Paul Anderson Number_8 0 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/DDuD3THD

 

Round 3 started at 6:00pm

Ulster Virtual Masters Round: 3
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 1 Adam Collins adamc2005 2 0 9 David Blair 0 1 - 0
2 8 William Hackett William_hackett 1.5 0 2 Danny Roberts DannyRoberts1 2 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/PfwL9Xk9
3 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain oisinoc 1 1 5 Modestas Razbadauskas RAZBADAS 1 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/QQpBal4E
4 10 Chris Kelly chriskelly 0 0 6 Robert Lavery Yreval 0 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/nP8YYmEL
0 3 Alex Goss 1 0.5 forf.
0 7 Mark Newman 0.5 0 forf.

 

Ulster Virtual Masters - Intermediate Round: 3
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 14 Samuel Todd SamuelToddy 2 3 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 2 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/3IOf1Spx
2 1 Matthew Dougherty Matthew_Doughertyy 2 11 Luthfi Andurrahman LuthfiAbdurrahman 1 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/rSOJ8ZDA
3 6 Gary Johnston bluethecat 1 8 Kamal Taufik taufikkamal 1 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/rYWemjN0
4 13 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 1 7 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 1 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/9CjgxyCs
5 9 Calum Glendinning CalumGlendinning2005 1 2 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 0.5 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/zJagipV3
6 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 0 5 Aaron Wafflart JirachiPark 0 1/2 - 1/2 https://lichess.org/DiI9Dg5I
0 10 Conal Boyle 2 0.5 forf.
0 12 Paul Anderson 0 bye

 

Moving onto Sunday we are over half-way through the tournament with only 2 rounds remaining. The standings for each tournament were sent out.

In the Seniors Virtual Masters Championships three leaders on 3 points. Danny, Adam and Oisin. They have a head start of the next players on 1.5, The battle begins on the top tables.

Rank PNo Name Score Buchholz-HiLo Buchholz PS
1 2 Danny Roberts 3 1.5 2.5 6
2 1 Adam Collins 3 1 2.0 6
3 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain 3 1 1.0 6
4 8 William Hackett 1.5 3 6.5 4
5 3 Alex Goss 1.5 1 4.0 2.5
6 5 Modestas Razbadauskas 1 3 6.0 3
7 6 Robert Lavery 1 0 4.5 1
8 7 Mark Newman 0.5 0.5 5.5 1
9 9 David Blair 0 3 9.0 0
10 10 Chris Kelly 0 1 5.0 0

Intermediate Masters standings with 3 players unbeaten. Andrew and Matthew on full points and Conal on 2.5.

Rank PNo Name Score Buchholz-HiLo Buchholz PS
1 3 Andrew Todd 3 2.5 4.5 6
2 1 Matthew Dougherty 3 2 4.0 6
3 10 Conal Boyle 2.5 3 5.0 5.5
4 14 Samuel Todd 2 2.5 4.0 5
5 6 Gary Johnston 2 2 4.5 4
6 7 Kyle Milligan 2 1.5 4.0 4
7 9 Calum Glendinning 2 0.5 4.0 3
8 13 George Gamble 1 2 6.0 3
9 11 Luthfi Andurrahman 1 2 5.5 2
10 8 Kamal Taufik 1 1 5.5 2
11 12 Paul Anderson 1 0 3.0 1
12 2 Chris Armstrong 0.5 2 5.5 1.5
13 5 Aaron Wafflart 0.5 0 4.5 0.5
14 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 0.5 0 4.0 0.5

Sunday morning and a latter start.

Round 4: 10:30am to 1:30pm

Ulster Virtual Masters Round: 4
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 2 Danny Roberts DannyRoberts1 3 1 Adam Collins adamc2005 3 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/4KTc2Au6
2 3 Alex Goss Kek2000 1.5 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain oisinoc 3 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/R6roKyac
3 10 Chris Kelly chriskelly 0 8 William Hackett William_hackett 1.5 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/aJ3yKci9
4 6 Robert Lavery Yreval 1 5 Modestas Razbadauskas RAZBADAS 1 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/awidOxe8
0 7 Mark Newman 0.5 0 forf.
0 9 David Blair 0 0 forf.

Adam Collins beats Danny Roberts and Alex beats Oisin. Allowing Adam to gain the sole lead position with full points.

Ulster Virtual Masters - Intermediate Round: 4
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 3 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 3 1 Matthew Dougherty Matthew_Doughertyy 3 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/4qcRphxo
2 10 Conal Boyle conalboyle 2.5 9 Calum Glendinning CalumGlendinning2005 2 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/rn3mg67O
3 7 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 2 14 Samuel Todd SamuelToddy 2 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/dBpCHd97
4 8 Kamal Taufik taufikkamal 1 13 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 1 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/aDK4q0AL
5 11 Luthfi Andurrahman LuthfiAbdurrahman 1 12 Paul Anderson Number_8 1 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/8AC8cgei
6 2 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 0.5 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 0.5 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/5I44imz5
0 5 Aaron Wafflart 0.5 bye
0 6 Gary Johnston 2 0.5 forf.

Andrew wins against Matthew and leads on full points. Chased by Conal Boyle on 3.5.

Round 5: 2:15pm to 5:15pm

Ulster Virtual Masters Round: 5
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 1 Adam Collins adamc2005 4 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain oisinoc 3 1/2 - 1/2 https://lichess.org/g4hQCEFi
2 2 Danny Roberts DannyRoberts1 3 3 Alex Goss Kek2000 2.5 0-1 https://lichess.org/oBznsHWF
3 5 Modestas Razbadauskas RAZBADAS 2 8 William Hackett William_hackett 2.5 1-0 https://lichess.org/tGG1L1o1
4 6 Robert Lavery Yreval 1 7 Mark Newman ishi100 0.5 1-0 https://lichess.org/I2FRuWAY
0 9 David Blair 0 0 bye
0 10 Chris Kelly 0 0 bye

The final round sees Adam and Oisin agreeing a draw setting Adam into first place and winner of the Championship. Alex beats Danny and shares second place with 3.5 points with Oisin, the tie breaker will decide on the actual order. Modestas gets a good win against William Hackett and gains joint 4th place and the rating prize.

 

Ulster Virtual Masters - Intermediate Round: 5
Table White LichessId Score Black LichessId Score Result
1 3 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 4 10 Conal Boyle conalboyle 3.5 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/I4qheYmz
2 1 Matthew Dougherty Matthew_Doughertyy 3 14 Samuel Todd SamuelToddy 3 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/aYEwP5vx
3 12 Paul Anderson Number_8 2 6 Gary Johnston bluethecat 2.5 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/OVNGbZou
4 9 Calum Glendinning CalumGlendinning2005 2 7 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 2 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/lpohy6DT
5 5 Aaron Wafflart JirachiPark 1.5 8 Kamal Taufik taufikkamal 2 1 - 0 https://lichess.org/3gMTIHDl
6 11 Luthfi Andurrahman LuthfiAbdurrahman 1 2 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 1.5 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/hXlheNuT
7 13 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 1 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 0.5 0 - 1 https://lichess.org/6HMkLHfU

Andrew secures the Championship with a win against Conal. Conal gets second place. Whilst Samuel wins against Matthew and gets 2nd place.

The Closing Ceremony was held on Zoom.

Mark thanked all the players for supporting the event.

Ulster Virtual Masters Champion 2020 : Adam Collins - unbeaten
Second : Alex Goss
Third : Oisin O'Cuilleanain
Rating prize <= 1650 Modestas Razbadauskas
Intermediate Champion : Andrew Todd - unbeaten on 5 out of 5
Second : Samuel Todd : Beaten only by Andrew
Third : Conal Boyle - excellent result
Rating prize <= 1000 Calumn Glendinning

 

Final Standings:

Senior Virtual Ulster Masters Championships

Rank PNo Name Score Buchholz-HiLo Buchholz PS
1 1 Adam Collins 4.5 4 12.5 14.5
2 3 Alex Goss 3.5 4 13.5 8.5
3 4 Oisin O Cuilleanain 3.5 2.5 12.5 12.5
4 2 Danny Roberts 3 4 13 12
5 5 Modestas Razbadauskas 3 4 13 8
6 8 William Hackett 2.5 3 13 9
7 6 Robert Lavery 2 1 13 4
8 7 Mark Newman 0.5 1.5 11.5 2
9 9 David Blair 0 1.5 13.5 0
10 10 Chris Kelly 0 1 12 0

Intermediate Virtual Ulster Masters

Rank PNo Name Score Buchholz-HiLo Buchholz PS
1 3 Andrew Todd 5 5.5 13 15
2 14 Samuel Todd 4 4.5 15.5 12
3 10 Conal Boyle 3.5 5 15.5 12.5
4 6 Gary Johnston 3.5 3.5 11 10
5 1 Matthew Dougherty 3 5 15 12
6 7 Kyle Milligan 3 3.5 11 9
7 2 Chris Armstrong 2.5 2.5 11 5.5
8 5 Aaron Wafflart 2.5 0.5 10.5 4.5
9 9 Calum Glendinning 2 2.5 16 7
10 8 Kamal Taufik 2 1.5 10.5 6
11 12 Paul Anderson 2 1 10.5 5
12 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1.5 0.5 9.5 2.5
13 13 George Gamble 1 2.5 13.5 5
14 11 Luthfi Andurrahman 1 2 12 4
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