UCU Handicap and Novices Blitz Tournaments

QUB Staff Common Room, Belfast: 8th December 2002

Handicap: 1st equal Tom Clarke, Stephen Scannell and Damien Lavery 6.0/8
Grading prizes: Damien Cunningham (1500-1700) and Chris Black (under 1500)

In this event players were time handicapped according to their relative strength. Players within 200 rating points of each other both had 15 minutes for their game. If the difference was between 201 and 400 points the higher rated player had 10 minutes against 20 for his opponent. If the difference was more than 400 rating points the stronger player had 5 minutes against 25.

Novices: 1st equal Jonathan Woodfield, Ed Morgan and Jonathan Clifford 6.5/8

There was a large contingent of junior players from the North-West playing in the Novices. They had their own prize-list and the Trophy for best performance went to 8-year-old Conchobhar Kerr. The silver medal went to Rachel McDermott and the Bronze medal to Liam Kelly. There was no handicapping in this section. Both players had 15 minutes for the game.

Handicap Final Cross Table

No Name                  Rtg  Club          Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8  

1  CLARKE, TOM           2139 R.V.H.        6      9:W 19:W  5:W  6:W  2:D  3:D  4:L  8:W
2  SCANNELL, STEPHEN P.  2128 R.V.H.        6     12:W 21:W  4:W  8:W  1:D  6:D  3:L  5:W
3  LAVERY, DAMIEN        1525 R.V.H.        6      5:L 10:W 11:W 15:W  8:W  1:D  2:W  4:D
4  BLACK, CHRIS          1462 R.V.H.        5.5   15:W  7:W  2:L  5:W  9:L 11:W  1:W  3:D
5  MKRTCHYN, SEMYON      1861 UNATTACHED    5      3:W 13:W  1:L  4:L 14:W 12:W  6:W  2:L
6  HOLMES, MICHAEL       2112 R.V.H.        5     17:W 14:D 19:W  1:L 21:W  2:D  5:L 11:W
7  GONZALES DIAZ, JAVIER 1871 CITY OF DERRY 5      0:D  4:L 22:W 14:L 15:W 17:W  8:D  9:W
8  ROBB, DAVID           1832 HILLSBOROUGH  4.5   16:W 11:W 14:W  2:L  3:L  9:W  7:D  1:L
9  CUNNINGHAM, DAMIEN    1612 R.V.H.        4.5    1:L 20:W 13:W 21:D  4:W  8:L 14:W  7:L
10 ALCORN, TOM           1786 FISHERWICK    4.5   13:L  3:L 16:W 12:D 17:L 20:W 15:W 14:W
11 Mc LOUGHLIN, PAUL     1690 R.V.H.        4     22:W  8:L  3:L 18:W 13:W  4:L 12:W  6:L
12 WOODFIELD, IAN        1579 FISHERWICK    4      2:L 18:W 15:D 10:D 19:W  5:L 11:L 22:W
13 ORCHIN, JOHN C.       1484 HILLSBOROUGH  4     10:W  5:L  9:L 23:W 11:L 16:L 22:W 21:W
14 TRIGGS, ROBIN         1694 Q.U.B.        3.5   18:W  6:D  8:L  7:W  5:L 21:W  9:L 10:L
15 Mc KENNA, JOHN        1694 R.V.H.        3.5    4:L 16:W 12:D  3:L  7:L 19:W 10:L 17:W
16 PROCTOR, RICHARD      1519 BANGOR        3.5    8:L 15:L 10:L 17:D  0:W 13:W 21:W 20:L
17 BURNS, ALAN           1544 C.I.Y.M.S.    3.5    6:L 22:L 20:W 16:D 10:W  7:L 18:W 15:L
18 TRUESDALE, DEREK      1450 SHORTS        3.5   14:L 12:L  0:W 11:L 23:W 22:W 17:L 19:D
19 PARKER, TONY          1825 R.V.H.        3.5   23:   1:L  6:L 22:W 12:L 15:L 20:W 18:D
20 BECKETT, ALEXANDER    1469 FISHERWICK    3     21:L  9:L 17:L  0:W 22:W 10:L 19:L 16:W
21 MOORE, SAMUEL         1782 CIVIL SERVICE 2.5   20:W  2:L 23:W  9:D  6:L 14:L 16:L 13:L
22 HOLMES, LOUIS         1410 R.V.H.        1     11:L 17:W  7:L 19:L 20:L 18:L 13:L 12:L
23 Mc GRATH, BRENDAN     1400 Q.U.B.        1     19:L  0:W 21:L 13:L 18:L  0:   0:   0: 

Handicap prizewinners

Steve Scannell, Tom Clarke and Damien Lavery, the three happy joint-winners of the Handicap

Clarke -v- Mkrtchyn

Tom Clarke (left) playing Semyon Mkrtchyn in Round 3 of the Handicap

Novices Final Cross Table

No Name                  Rtg  Club          Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8  

1  WOODFIELD, JONATHAN   1347 FISHERWICK    6.5    6:W  9:W  4:W  2:W  5:W  3:L 13:W  7:D
2  MORGAN, ED            1318 NORTH BELFAST 6.5   14:W 15:W 20:W  1:L 12:W  5:W  4:W  3:D
3  CLIFFORD, JONATHAN    1280 NORTH BELFAST 6.5    4:L 24:W 27:W 20:W 19:W  1:W  6:W  2:D
4  COLLINS, GEOFFREY     1291 HILLSBOROUGH  6      3:W 13:W  1:L 15:W  8:W  7:W  2:L  5:W
5  MORRISON, PHILLIP     1296 R.V.H.        5      7:W 12:W  8:W 18:W  1:L  2:L 10:W  4:L
6  CAHOON, JOHN          1234 NORTH BELFAST 5      1:L 10:W  9:W 12:L 20:W  8:W  3:L 13:W
7  MORROW, RICHARD            BANGOR        5      5:L 14:W 19:D 21:W 18:W  4:L 11:W  1:D
8  Mc DERMOTT, RACHEL         DERRY JUNIORS 5     21:W 19:W  5:L 11:W  4:L  6:L 16:W 18:W
9  KELLY, LIAM                DERRY JUNIORS 5     10:W  1:L  6:L 14:L 28:W 15:W 20:W 12:W
10 KERR, CONCHOBHAR           DERRY JUNIORS 5      9:L  6:L 23:W 16:W 14:W 26:W  5:L 15:W
11 IRVINE, SEAN               DERRY JUNIORS 4.5   24:D 18:L 28:W  8:L 21:W 19:W  7:L 20:W
12 KERR, EIMEAR               DERRY JUNIORS 4     28:W  5:L 16:W  6:W  2:L 13:L 14:W  9:L
13 QUIGLEY, DANIEL            DERRY JUNIORS 4     22:W  4:L 15:L 25:W 17:W 12:W  1:L  6:L
14 HINDLEY, GEOFF        1124 CIVIL SERVICE 4      2:L  7:L 22:W  9:W 10:L 18:W 12:L 24:W
15 DOHERTY, RORY              DERRY JUNIORS 4     27:W  2:L 13:W  4:L 26:W  9:L 21:W 10:L
16 CHARLESWORTH, STEPHEN      DERRY JUNIORS 4     29:W 20:L 12:L 10:L 22:W 24:W  8:L 19:W
17 KIRBY, DAVID               DERRY JUNIORS 4      0:D 25:W 18:L 19:L 13:L 21:D 24:W 22:W
18 SNODDY, DEVIN              DERRY JUNIORS 3.5    0:D 11:W 17:W  5:L  7:L 14:L 26:W  8:L
19 CLARKE, MICHAEL            DERRY JUNIORS 3.5   23:W  8:L  7:D 17:W  3:L 11:L 25:W 16:L
20 DOHERTY, CIARAN            DERRY JUNIORS 3     26:W 16:W  2:L  3:L  6:L 23:W  9:L 11:L
21 DUFFY, NIAMH               DERRY JUNIORS 3      8:L 22:D 24:W  7:L 11:L 17:D 15:L 27:W
22 LOGUE, MEGAN               DERRY JUNIORS 3     13:L 21:D 14:L 24:D 16:L 28:W 23:W 17:L
23 PORTER, BEN                DERRY JUNIORS 3     19:L 27:L 10:L 28:W 25:W 20:L 22:L 26:W
24 Mc LAUGHLIN, DAMIEN        DERRY JUNIORS 2     11:D  3:L 21:L 22:D 27:W 16:L 17:L 14:L
25 BRADLEY, AOIBHEANN         DERRY JUNIORS 2      0:D 17:L 26:D 13:L 23:L 27:W 19:L 28:L
26 ORR, REBECCA               DERRY JUNIORS 2     20:L 28:D 25:D 27:W 15:L 10:L 18:L 23:L
27 FRIEL, MEGAN               DERRY JUNIORS 2     15:L 23:W  3:L 26:L 24:L 25:L 28:W 21:L
28 BEATTIE, NICOLE            DERRY JUNIORS 1.5   12:L 26:D 11:L 23:L  9:L 22:L 27:L 25:W
29 RYAN, SEAN                 DERRY JUNIORS 1     16:L  0:W  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 

Novices prizewinners

From left to right Ed Morgan, Jonathan Woodfield, Jonathan Clifford - joint winners of the Novices - with Tournament Controller David McAlister

Collins -v- Woodfield

Geoffrey Collins (left) playing Jonathan Woodfield in Round 3 of the Novices.

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