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Williamson Shield 2013 Day 1

The 2013 Williamson Shield is taking place over the 9-10 February weekend.

29 players are competing at the Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, a little down on last year's turnout for the centenary edition but there is still a strong field, with a surprise top seed - Gabor Horvath,  a 2266 FIDE-rated Hungarian. Defending champion Michael Waters is the second seed.

Crosstable after 2 rounds
No Name                  Rtg  Total  1    2  

1  Gabor Horvath         2266 2     10:W 12:W
2  Michael Waters        2147 2     16:W 14:W
3  Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1912 2     17:W 15:W
4  Alan Delaney          1862 2     18:W 13:W
5  Calum Leitch          1825 2     19:W  9:W
6  Damien Cunningham     1674 1.5   22:W  8:D
7  Gareth Annesley       1933 1.5   11:D 23:W
8  John Phillips         1522 1.5   25:W  6:D
9  Stewart McConaghy     1437 1     21:W  5:L
10 Mathew Chapman        1401 1      1:L 24:W
11 Robert Lavery         1352 1      7:D 20:D
12 Ian Woodfield         1674 1     26:W  1:L
13 Peter McGuckin        1608 1     28:W  4:L
14 John McKenna          1599 1     29:W  2:L
15 Karina Kruk           1522 1     27:W  3:L
16 Martin Kelly          1382 1      2:L 26:W
17 Alan Burns            1338 1      3:L 27:W
18 Derek Truesdale       1245 1      4:L 28:W
19 Roy Stafford          1225 1      5:L 29:W
20 Cathal Murphy         1329 1      0:D 11:D
21 Tanya Jones           700  1      9:L  0:W
22 Gary Johnston         1202 1      6:L 25:W
23 Thomas Donaldson      1538 .5    24:D  7:L
24 Colm O'Muireagain     988  .5    23:D 10:L
25 Ashley McWhinney      936  0      8:L 22:L
26 Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain 1177 0     12:L 16:L
27 David Seaby           1107 0     15:L 17:L
28 John Monaghan         1100 0     13:L 18:L
29 Geoff Hindley         1000 0     14:L 19:L

Time-limit is 70 minutes for the game with a 30 second increment from Round 1. With no guillotine finish, endgame knowledge becomes more important and the occasional game can continue well beyond the traditional 3 hour session. So it was with the Round 2 game between McKenna and Waters, with the latter winning the legendary Rook and Bishop versus Rook ending and which only finished 10 minutes before the beginning of Round 3.

Round 3 draw
No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name              Rtg  Total

1 Calum Leitch          1825 [2]       :     Gabor Horvath     2266 [2]  
2 Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1912 [2]       :     Alan Delaney      1862 [2]  
3 John Phillips         1522 [1.5]     :     Gareth Annesley   1933 [1.5]
4 Ian Woodfield         1674 [1]       :     Damien Cunningham 1674 [1.5]
5 Peter McGuckin        1608 [1]       :     Alan Burns        1338 [1]  
6 Robert Lavery         1352 [1]       :     John McKenna      1599 [1]  
7 Karina Kruk           1522 [1]       :     Cathal Murphy     1329 [1]  
8 Derek Truesdale       1245 [1]       :     Stewart McConaghy 1437 [1]  
9 Mathew Chapman        1401 [1]       :     Tanya Jones       700  [1]  
10 Gary Johnston         1202 [1]       :     Martin Kelly      1382 [1]  
11 Thomas Donaldson      1538 [.5]      :     Roy Stafford      1225 [1]  
12 Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain 1177 [0]       :     Colm O'Muireagain 988  [.5]
13 David Seaby           1107 [0]       :     Ashley McWhinney  936  [0]  
14 Geoff Hindley         1000 [0]       :     John Monaghan     1100 [0]  
15 Michael Waters        2147 [2]     .5:.5   BYE                         
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