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John Masterson Ulster Rapidplay 2013 Champion

A fun 6 games of 25min chess on a beautiful but cold Easter Monday. Decided the Ulster Rapidplay Champion. With 31 players from the ages of 6 to a bit older! all had a brilliant day.
John Masterson Ulster Rapidplay 2013 Champion

The Winners

The winners from left to right : Steve Critchlow (Under 1200), Damien Cunningham (3rd), John Masterson (Ulster Rapidplay Champion 2013), Danny Mallaghan (2nd), Steven Eachus (Under 1500), Mond Parissis (Under 1200).

Thanks go to the controller and UCU tournament Director Damien Cunningham for organising the day and running the tournament and to the excellent venue: The Ballynafeigh Community Centre.

Damien also ensured coffee/tea and biscuits were available.

The final standings

Place Name                       Rtg  Club         Score

  1   Masterson, John            1940 Fisherwick   5.5  
  2   Mallaghan, Danny           1653 Ballynafeigh 5    
  3   Cunningham, Damien         1713 Ballynafeigh 4.5  
4-11  Lavery, Damien             1721 Ballynafeigh 4    
      Annesley, Gareth           1877 RVH          4    
      Eachus, Steven             1481 Magherafelt  4    
      Woodfield, Ian             1625 Fisherwick   4    
      Donaldson, Thomas          1540 Ballynafeigh 4    
      McLoughlin, Paul           1552 Bangor       4    
      Newman, Mark               1642 Bombardier   4    
      Saad, Mohamed              1461 QUB          4    
 12   Armstrong, Chris           1333 Lagan        3.5  
13-19 Chapman, Mathew            1283 Ballynafeigh 3    
      Kruk, Karina               1511 Ballynafeigh 3    
      Redden, Tony               1498 Derriaghy    3    
      Lavery, Robert             1413 Ballynafeigh 3    
      McAlister, David           1589 Ballynafeigh 3    
      Critchlow, Steve           1200              3    
      Parissis, Mond             1200              3    
20-23 Storey, William            1329 Lagan        2.5  
      Fenton, Colin              1403 Bangor       2.5  
      Scarborough, Stephen       1200              2.5  
      Seaby, David               1179 Fisherwick   2.5  
24-29 Dornford-Smyth, Adrian     961  Bangor       2    
      Rajam, Ram                 1125 UCU          2    
      Magee, Patrick             1001 Ballynafeigh 2    
      Bujak, Iza                 1200 Ballynafeigh 2    
      Ferguson, Dayna            1000              2    
      Anderson, Paul             1040 Bangor       2    
30-31 Ferguson, Daniel           1000              1    
      Parissis, Honor            1200              1    
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The first round went to according rating. The only upset being Steven Scarborough drawing against Paul McLoughlan.

Round 1

No Name                   Result   Name           

 1 John Masterson           1:0    Colin Fenton   
 2 William Storey           0:1    Damien Lavery  
 3 Damien Cunningham        1:0    Mathew Chapman 
 4 Iza Bujak                0:1    Danny Mallaghan
 5 Mark Newman              1:0    Steve Critchlow
 6 Mond Parissis            0:1    Ian Woodfield  
 7 David McAlister          1:0    Honor Parissis 
 8 Stephen Scarborough     .5:.5   Paul McLoughlin
 9 Thomas Donaldson         1:0    David Seaby    
10 Ram Rajam                0:1    Karina Kruk    
11 Tony Redden              1:0    Paul Anderson  
12 Patrick Magee            0:1    Steven Eachus  
13 Mohamed Saad             1:0    Dayna Ferguson 
14 Daniel Ferguson          0:1    Robert Lavery  
15 Adrian Dornford-Smyth    0:1    Chris Armstrong
16 Gareth Annesley         .5:.5   BYE            

 

David Seaby playing the youngest player at this tournament and possibly the youngest to have played in this tournament - Daniel Ferguson.

Some top players fell by the wayside - Steven Eachus beat Damien Cunningham,Mark Newman was beaten by Robert Lavery.

Round 2

No Name                   Result   Name               

 1 Karina Kruk              0:1    John Masterson     
 2 Damien Lavery            1:0    Thomas Donaldson   
 3 Steven Eachus            1:0    Damien Cunningham  
 4 Danny Mallaghan          0:1    Tony Redden        
 5 Robert Lavery            1:0    Mark Newman        
 6 Ian Woodfield            1:0    Mohamed Saad       
 7 Chris Armstrong          1:0    David McAlister    
 8 Paul McLoughlin          0:1    Gareth Annesley    
 9 Colin Fenton             1:0    Stephen Scarborough
10 David Seaby              0:1    William Storey     
11 Mathew Chapman           1:0    Ram Rajam          
12 Paul Anderson            1:0    Iza Bujak          
13 Steve Critchlow          1:0    Patrick Magee      
14 Dayna Ferguson           0:1    Mond Parissis      
15 Honor Parissis           1:0    Daniel Ferguson    
16 Adrian Dornford-Smyth    1:0    BYE    

 

Players waiting for the next round.....

John Masterson continues his progress to the top. Matthew Chapman beats Mark Newman as Mark claws back a lost position to a draw and looses on time. Damien Cunningham starts the long haul.

Round 3

No Name                 Result   Name                 

 1 John Masterson         1:0    Steven Eachus        
 2 Tony Redden            0:1    Damien Lavery        
 3 Robert Lavery          0:1    Ian Woodfield        
 4 Gareth Annesley        1:0    Chris Armstrong      
 5 Damien Cunningham      1:0    Colin Fenton         
 6 William Storey         0:1    Danny Mallaghan      
 7 Mark Newman            0:1    Mathew Chapman       
 8 David McAlister        1:0    Steve Critchlow      
 9 Thomas Donaldson       1:0    Honor Parissis       
10 Mond Parissis          0:1    Karina Kruk          
11 Mohamed Saad           1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smyth
12 Stephen Scarborough    1:0    Paul Anderson        
13 Iza Bujak              0:1    Paul McLoughlin      
14 Patrick Magee          1:0    David Seaby          
15 Ram Rajam              1:0    Dayna Ferguson       
16 Daniel Ferguson        1:0    BYE    

 

Hard concentration - its so easy to miss a move and make a blunder...

The excellent fast play player Damien Lavery faces John Masterson and looses. The top boards fall according to rating.

Round 4

No Name                   Result   Name               

 1 Damien Lavery            0:1    John Masterson     
 2 Ian Woodfield            0:1    Gareth Annesley    
 3 Chris Armstrong          0:1    Damien Cunningham  
 4 Danny Mallaghan          1:0    Mohamed Saad       
 5 Steven Eachus            1:0    David McAlister    
 6 Mathew Chapman           0:1    Thomas Donaldson   
 7 Karina Kruk              1:0    Tony Redden        
 8 Paul McLoughlin          1:0    Robert Lavery      
 9 Steve Critchlow          1:0    Stephen Scarborough
10 Paul Anderson            0:1    Mark Newman        
11 Colin Fenton             0:1    Ram Rajam          
12 Daniel Ferguson          0:1    William Storey     
13 Adrian Dornford-Smyth    0:1    Mond Parissis      
14 Honor Parissis           0:1    Patrick Magee      
15 David Seaby              1:0    Iza Bujak          
16 Dayna Ferguson           1:0    BYE      

 

Generations batte across the board...

Top players meet on board one. Gareth Annesley against John Masterson. The game could be heard across the room with the pieces flying across the board and the clocks being slammed. Gareths flag fell with only 1 second left on John's clock and John giving checkmate on the move. Chess at its exciting best.

Round 5

No Name                 Result   Name                 

 1 Gareth Annesley        0:1    John Masterson       
 2 Ian Woodfield          0:1    Damien Lavery        
 3 Damien Cunningham      1:0    Karina Kruk          
 4 Thomas Donaldson       0:1    Danny Mallaghan      
 5 Paul McLoughlin       .5:.5   Steven Eachus        
 6 Mark Newman            1:0    Mond Parissis        
 7 David McAlister        0:1    Mathew Chapman       
 8 Tony Redden            1:0    Steve Critchlow      
 9 Mohamed Saad           1:0    Ram Rajam            
10 Patrick Magee          0:1    Robert Lavery        
11 William Storey        .5:.5   Chris Armstrong      
12 Stephen Scarborough    1:0    Honor Parissis       
13 Dayna Ferguson         0:1    Colin Fenton         
14 David Seaby            1:0    Daniel Ferguson      
15 Paul Anderson          0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smyth
16 Iza Bujak              1:0    BYE        

 

Focused thought - whats going to be my first move - the paintbrush on the blank canvas.......

Damien Cunningham and John Masterson agree a 'Grandmasters' draw after 6 moves. and John Masterson wins the title of Ulster Rapidplay Champion. Steven Eachus draws against Gareth Annesley and gains the well deserved top position for under 1500 rated player. Danny Mallaghan and Damien Lavery fight for 2nd place. Mond Parissis beats Patrick Magee to gain joint top place for under 1200 rated player.

Round 6

No Name             Result   Name                 

 1 John Masterson    .5:.5   Damien Cunningham    
 2 Damien Lavery      0:1    Danny Mallaghan      
 3 Steven Eachus     .5:.5   Gareth Annesley      
 4 Karina Kruk        0:1    Mark Newman          
 5 Tony Redden        0:1    Ian Woodfield        
 6 Mathew Chapman     0:1    Paul McLoughlin      
 7 Robert Lavery      0:1    Thomas Donaldson     
 8 William Storey     0:1    Mohamed Saad         
 9 Chris Armstrong    1:0    Stephen Scarborough  
10 Ram Rajam          0:1    David McAlister      
11 Colin Fenton      .5:.5   David Seaby          
12 Steve Critchlow    1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smyth
13 Mond Parissis      1:0    Patrick Magee        
14 Iza Bujak          1:0    Daniel Ferguson      
15 Honor Parissis     0:1    Dayna Ferguson       
16 Paul Anderson      1:0    BYE       

Everybody enjoyed an excellent days chess. The tournament was tough and it was good to see youngsters facing the regular club players.

The next Ulster Chess Union tournament is the City of Belfast 18th, 19th May.

For the youngsters the next Childrens Chess is Saturday 13th April

Enjoy your chess its a beautiful game.

 

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