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Fisherwick Tournaments

This season Fisherwick Chess Club organised two Swiss tournaments, the first before Christmas and the second after it.

Fisherwick players (from left to right) Ananda Srinivasan, Alex Beckett, Kevin O'Neill,
Sam Ferris, Ian Woodfield, Michael Waters, David Seaby
and John Bradley.

The "Autumn Tournament" was played over 6 Rounds on Mondays starting 17 October and ending 21 November 2005 and was won decisively by Mark Newman of Bangor Chess Club.

Autumn Tournament Final Standings

Rank Player 	            Club        Points 

1    Mark Newman            Bangor        6.0
2    John Bradley           Fisherwick    4.0
3    Ray Devenney           Fisherwick    4.0
4    Bernard Jaffa          Fisherwick    4.0
5    David Ruben            Fisherwick    4.0
6    Sam Ferris             Fisherwick    3.5
7    Chris Millar           QUB           3.5
8    Gerard Pollock         Fisherwick    3.5
9    Anandagopal Srinivasan Fisherwick    3.5
10   Ian Woodfield          Fisherwick    3.5
11   Stefan Andreasson      Bangor        3.0
12   James Fairley          Fisherwick    3.0
13   Neil Green             Fisherwick    3.0
14   Kevin O'Neill          Fisherwick    3.0
15   Alex Beckett           Fisherwick    2.5
16   Cathal Murphy          Fisherwick    2.0
17   Stewart McConaghy      Bombardier    2.0
18   David Seaby            Fisherwick    2.0
19   Patrick McKillen       North Belfast 1.5
20   Owen Wilson            Bangor        0.5
21   Luke McMullen          Fisherwick    0.0

The "Winter Tournament" was originally slated to start on the second Monday of January 2006 but in the end it ventured into Spring. This time there were only five rounds but again played on Mondays starting 27 February and ending 27 March 2006. The young Methodist College player Ananda Srinivasan finished in the top spot.

Fisherwick players during play. David Seaby is on the near side with far side
from l
eft to right Alex Beckett, Kevin O'Neill and Sam Ferris.

Winter Tournament Final standings

Rank Player                 Club          Points
 
1    Anandagopal Srinivasan Fisherwick	  4.5
2    Chris Millar           QUB           4.0
3    Stewart McConaghy      Bombardier    3.5
4    Alex Beckett           Fisherwick    3.0
5    James Fairley          Fisherwick    3.0
6    Neil Green             Fisherwick    3.0
7    David Ruben            Fisherwick    3.0
8    Ian Woodfield          Fisherwick    3.0
9    Gerard Pollock         Fisherwick    2.5
10   Kevin O’Neill          Fisherwick    2.0
11   David Seaby            Fisherwick    2.0
12   Sam Ferris             Fisherwick    1.5
13   Bernard Jaffa          Fisherwick    1.5
14   Owen Wilson            Bangor        1.5
15   Patrick McKillen       North Belfast 1.0
16   John Bryars            Fisherwick    1.0
17   Cathal Murphy          Fisherwick    1.0
18   Stefan Andreasson      Bangor        0.5
19   Andrew Millar                        0.0

Fisherwick evergreens Sam Ferris and Alex Beckett with young Ananda Srinivasan.

So now the scene was set for a play-off match between Ananda Srinvasan and Mark Newman to decide the 2005-2006 Fisherwick Championship. This was played Monday 3 April and after two Rapidplay games finished 1-1, Newman won a blitz play-off to take the title.

Fisherwick Championship Play-off Match

Rank Player                 Club        G1 G2 G3 G4 Points
1    Mark Newman            Bangor      1  0  =  1  2.5
2    Anandagopal Srinivasan Fisherwick	0  1  =  0  1.5

Mark Newman receiving the Championship trophy from
Fisherwick President Sam Ferris.

On the same evening Kevin O'Neill won the Crazy Quickplay Final. In this time handicap event, Kevin took advantage of his extra time to come ahead of higher rated opponents.

Kevin O'Neill and Quickplay trophy

Kevin O'Neill and Quickplay trophy.

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