RVH August 2001 Handicap Report

The RVH Chess Club ran a five round handicap tournament on Tuesday 28th August. As in the previous RVH tournament on the 31st July, games were 20 minutes long, but the time each player was allocated depended on their respective ratings.

The formula used was:
less than 100 grading points difference: 10 minutes v 10 minutes
between 101 and 200 points difference: 12 minutes v 8 minutes
between 201 and 300 points difference: 14 minutes v 6 minutes
over 300 grading points difference: 16 minutes v 4 minutes.

The winner of the tournament was Damien Lavery with 5 straight wins. There were three players tied on 4 points, with Brendan O'Neill awarded second prize on tie-break. Third equal were Paul McLoughlin and David O'Donnell, while Tom Clarke took fifth prize from the group on 3 points. Grading prizes went to Damien Cunningham and David Collins with the Novice Prizes going to Michael Kane and John Cahoon jr.

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