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The City of Belfast 2012

The City of Belfast 2012 took place in the Boat Club over the weekend of June 9th,10th.
The City of Belfast 2012

Belfast City 2012 Winners

Lack of numbers was made up by some very exciting Chess.

The top section for the Nemtzov Cup played an all play all.

Gareth Annesley beat Michael Waters in Round1 and Ian Woodfield did exceptionally well to beat Gareth Annesley twice. Stephen Scannell's lead during the tournament was cut by a draw in a blitz finish in round 5 where pieces were literally flying off the board against Gareth Annesley. The final game between Michael and Stephen decided who walked away with the cup. A fascinating position with Stephen the exchange down for a passed central pawn. Michael in another time scramble came out the victor.

Place Name              Feder Rtg Loc  Score Berg. Wins

1   Waters, Michael   UCU       2132 4.5   11.50    2
2   Scannell, Stephen UCU       2046 4      8.50    2
3   Woodfield, Ian    UCU       1689 2      3.00    1
4   Annesley, Gareth  UCU       1921 1.5    6.50    0


Michael Waters, Steve Scannell, Gareth Annesley and Ian Woodfield playing an all play all for the Nemtzov Cup

The last round of the Henderson Cup saw Karina playing Stewart McConaghy and William Storey playing Robert Lavery, all within a shout of winning the tournament.

Karina Kruk playing Stewart McConaghy in the final round of the Henderson Cup.

Robert Lavery beat William Storey gaining a piece through a very sharp attack while Karina Kruk took a pawn advantage over Stewart McConaghy to an excellent win. Both tough games.

Place Name               Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1   Kruk, Karina       UCU       1535 5        12.0  18.0   18.0
2   Storey, William    UCU       1329 4.5      12.0  18.0   17.0
3   Lavery, Robert     UCU       1349 4        12.0  18.0   10.0
4   McConaghy, Stewart UCU       1440 3.5      11.5  17.5   12.5
5   Kelly, Martin      UCU       1382 2.5      11.5  17.5    8.5
6-7  Murphy, CJ         UCU       1270 2        12.5  19.5    9.5
Monaghan, J        UCU       1110 2        12.0  18.0    8.0
8   Seaby, David       UCU       1086 1.5      13.0  19.0    5.5

Martin Kelly playing John Monaghan in the Henderson Cup section


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