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Summer Tournament Awards Evening and Active Competition: Weds 26th September.

The end of the Summer tournament was celebrated on Weds 26th September with a time handicap active. The difference of the players ratings sets the times on the clocks from 10min:10min to 2min:18min. Players are at their most even. At the end of the evening Prizes and certificates are awarded to the Summer Tournament Winners. All agreed many thanks to the brilliant venue - the Civil Service Social Club.
Summer Tournament Awards Evening and Active Competition: Weds 26th September.

Ready for battle

The night ended with awards to:

Pat Coleman : Overall Winner with 81.82%

Matthew Chapman : 2nd Overall with 79.17%

Chris Kelly : Top Section Winner with 60%

Cahal Murphy : Middle Section Winner with 72.73%

David Seaby : Lower Section Winner with 69.44%

Cahal Murphy,Matthew Chapman, David Seaby (Left to Right)

David Seaby winner of lower section
Cathal Murphy winner of middle section
Matthew Chapman Second Overall

The night started with a five round swiss tournament.

Ashley, Matthew, Alan, Neil mid-game

Final round Ashley on 3 and Matthew on 3 1/2 points fighting for a place in the top 3. Matthew won sharing first place on 4.5 points but using the M-Buch system was awarded second place.

Fighting to win Eddie, Robert and Damien

Damien Lavery warming-up to battle the Bangor top player Eddie Whiteside. The result a draw. Robert Lavery looks on - about to play and beat Walter Wilson before meeting Eddie Whiteside in the final round and winning to gain 1st place. Damien went on to come third overall with 4 points. All three top players didnt drop a game.

The active winners. 1st Robert Lavery (middle), 2nd Matthew Chapman (right), 3rd Damien Lavery (left).

1st Robert Lavery
2nd Matthew Chapman
3rd Damien Lavery

The competition cross table.

No Name Score 1 2 3 4 5








1 Lavery, Robert 4.5 11:W 3:D 12:W 9:W 4:W
2 Chapman, Mathew 4.5 20:W 12:W 9:D 7:W 6:W
3 Lavery, Damien 4 14:W 1:D 18:W 4:D 10:W
4 Whiteside, Edward 3.5 13:W 7:W 8:W 3:D 1:L
5 Johnston, Garry 3.5 18:L 19:W 10:D 13:W 9:W
6 McWhinney, Ashley 3 9:L 15:W 13:W 8:W 2:L
7 Storey, William 3 17:W 4:L 16:W 2:L 12:W
8 Murphy, CJ 3 19:W 18:W 4:L 6:L 16:W
9 Wilson, Walter 2.5 6:W 10:W 2:D 1:L 5:L
10 Fairley, James 2.5 15:W 9:L 5:D 14:W 3:L
11 Kelly, Craig 2.5 1:L 14:D 20:D 16:D 17:W
12 McConaghy, Stewart 2 16:W 2:L 1:L 18:W 7:L
13 Burns, Alan 2 4:L 17:W 6:L 5:L 19:W
14 Armstrong, Chris 2 3:L 11:D 19:D 10:L 18:W
15 Stafford, Roy 2 10:L 6:L 17:D 19:D 20:W
16 Seaby, David 1.5 12:L 20:W 7:L 11:D 8:L
17 Dornford-Smythe, Adrian 1.5 7:L 13:L 15:D 20:W 11:L
18 Woodfield, Ian 1 5:W 8:L 3:L 12:L 14:L
19 Green, Neil 1 8:L 5:L 14:D 15:D 13:L
20 Henderson, Ron 0.5 2:L 16:L 11:D 17:L 15:L

 

Below David Seaby (who provided the Handicap weightings) and Garry Johnston.

David and Garry enjoying the chess

Ron Henderson checking his clock - time is critical in these games. While Adrian and Criag concentrate on the next move.

Ron, Adrian and Criag

Just silent concentration....

Concentrating on the game - Stewart, Ian, Neil, Roy

The Ulster Chess Union suprised the organiser of the Summer tournament with a beautiful hand-made Elm bowl. Accepted with many thanks..but its a joy to be part of such a brilliant group of people.

Mark recieves thank-you gift for running the tournament

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