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The Alan Burns' Series of Tournaments Continues

On March 1st the Second tournament of the Alan Burns' series took place. 15 players gathered with ratings ranging from 800 to 1877.

With Sunday lunch and a game of chess. These tournaments are to celebrate and enjoy a Sunday game of Chess. In this case games. To vary the format slightly we set the time limits to 15mins to each player and no increment. Hopefully giving the weaker players a better chance of taking a scalp.

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Round 1

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1877 [0]      1:0    Chris Armstrong 1382 [0]  
 2 Tony Redden           1340 [0]      0:1    Gavin Fong      1800 [0]  
 3 Desmond Moreland      1762 [0]      1:0    Colin Fenton    1266 [0]  
 4 David Seaby           1239 [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield   1648 [0]  
 5 Mark Newman           1613 [0]      0:1    Chris Cao       1100 [0]  
 6 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]      0:1    David Jackson   1611 [0]  
 7 Niall Troughton       1598 [0]      1:0    Ben Campbell    800  [0]  
 8 Robert Lavery         1506 [0]     .5:.5   BYE                       
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Round 1 saw an upset with Chris Cao winning over Mark Newman. All other games went to grading.

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Round 2

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Ian Woodfield   1648 [1]      0:1    Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1877 [1]  
 2 Gavin Fong      1800 [1]      0:1    Niall Troughton       1598 [1]  
 3 David Jackson   1611 [1]      0:1    Desmond Moreland      1762 [1]  
 4 Chris Cao       1100 [1]      1:0    Robert Lavery         1506 [.5] 
 5 Chris Armstrong 1382 [0]      0:1    David Seaby           1239 [0]  
 6 Ben Campbell    800  [0]      0:1    Tony Redden           1340 [0]  
 7 Colin Fenton    1266 [0]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]  

Gavin Fong was beaten by Niall Troughton, Chris Cao kept his winning streak beating Robert Lavery and David Seaby beat Chris Armstrong. So maybe the time limit was causing some upset together of course with some good playing and a little luck.

Round 3

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1877 [2]      1:0    Niall Troughton 1598 [2]  
 2 Desmond Moreland      1762 [2]      0:1    Chris Cao       1100 [2]  
 3 Colin Fenton          1266 [1]     .5:.5   Gavin Fong      1800 [1]  
 4 Tony Redden           1340 [1]      0:1    Ian Woodfield   1648 [1]  
 5 David Seaby           1239 [1]      0:1    David Jackson   1611 [1]  
 6 Robert Lavery         1506 [.5]     0:1    Chris Armstrong 1382 [0]  
 7 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]      0:1    Ben Campbell    800  [0]  

Chris Cao continues to win beating Desmond Moreland. On the top table Nicholas looks unassailable. Who can beat him?

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Round 4

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Chris Cao       1100 [3]      0:1    Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1877 [3]  
 2 Niall Troughton 1598 [2]      0:1    Desmond Moreland      1762 [2]  
 3 Ian Woodfield   1648 [2]      0:1    David Jackson         1611 [2]  
 4 Gavin Fong      1800 [1.5]    1:0    David Seaby           1239 [1]  
 5 Ben Campbell    800  [1]      0:1    Colin Fenton          1266 [1.5]
 6 Chris Armstrong 1382 [1]     .5:.5   Tony Redden           1340 [1]  
 7 Robert Lavery   1506 [.5]     1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]  

Nicholas stops Chris.

Round 5

Results

No Name                Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [4]      1:0    Desmond Moreland      1762 [3]  
 2 David Jackson       1611 [3]      0:1    Chris Cao             1100 [3]  
 3 Ian Woodfield       1648 [2]      0:1    Gavin Fong            1800 [2.5]
 4 Colin Fenton        1266 [2.5]    1:0    Niall Troughton       1598 [2]  
 5 Tony Redden         1340 [1.5]    0:1    Robert Lavery         1506 [1.5]
 6 Ben Campbell        800  [1]      0:1    Chris Armstrong       1382 [1.5]
 7 David Seaby         1239 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]  

Chris Cao continues to win the games.

Round 6

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name                Rtg  Total

 1 Gavin Fong            1800 [3.5]   .5:.5   Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [5]  
 2 Chris Cao             1100 [4]      0:1    Colin Fenton        1266 [3.5]
 3 Desmond Moreland      1762 [3]     .5:.5   Robert Lavery       1506 [2.5]
 4 Chris Armstrong       1382 [2.5]    0:1    David Jackson       1611 [3]  
 5 Niall Troughton       1598 [2]      1:0    Tony Redden         1340 [1.5]
 6 David Seaby           1239 [2]      1:0    Ben Campbell        800  [1]  
 7 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield       1648 [2]  
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Round 7

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1877 [5.5]    1:0    Colin Fenton     1266 [4.5]
 2 David Jackson         1611 [4]      0:1    Gavin Fong       1800 [4]  
 3 Tony Redden           1340 [1.5]    1:0    Chris Cao        1100 [4]  
 4 Ben Campbell          800  [1]      0:1    Desmond Moreland 1762 [3.5]
 5 Robert Lavery         1506 [3]      0:1    David Seaby      1239 [3]  
 6 Ian Woodfield         1648 [3]      0:1    Chris Armstrong  1382 [2.5]
 7 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]      0:1    Niall Troughton  1598 [3]  

David Seaby beats Robert Lavery and Chris Armstrong beats Ian Woodfield.

Civil Service Rapidplay - Round 8

Results

No Name             Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 David Jackson    1611 [4]      0:1    Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1877 [6.5]
 2 Desmond Moreland 1762 [4.5]    1:0    Gavin Fong            1800 [5]  
 3 Colin Fenton     1266 [4.5]    1:0    David Seaby           1239 [4]  
 4 Niall Troughton  1598 [4]      1:0    Chris Armstrong       1382 [3.5]
 5 Robert Lavery    1506 [3]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1648 [3]  
 6 Tony Redden      1340 [2.5]    0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]  

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winners

Nicholas Pilkiewicz wins the tournament only dropping 1/2 point to Gavin Fong.

Colin Fenton wins the grading prize for highest placed under 1400 player.

Some exciting positions even a draw with two clocks dropping their flags in a blitz finish.

Everybody agreed a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon with plenty of games of brilliant chess.

The next tournament is on Sunday March 22nd see you there.

Standings

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

  1   Pilkiewicz, Nicholas   UCU   1877 1877 7.5      28.0  37.0   34.5
 2-3  Moreland, Desmond      UCU   1762 1762 5.5      27.0  36.0   24.5
      Fenton, Colin          UCU   1266 1266 5.5      25.5  34.0   23.0
 4-5  Fong, Gavin                  1800 1800 5        28.0  38.0   23.5
      Troughton, Niall       UCU   1598 1598 5        23.5  32.0   21.0
 6-9  Jackson, David         UCU   1611 1611 4        26.5  35.0   22.0
      Woodfield, Ian         UCU   1648 1648 4        22.0  30.5   18.0
      Cao, Chris                   1100 1100 4        21.5  31.5   21.0
      Seaby, David           UCU   1239 1239 4        21.0  27.5   16.0
 10   Armstrong, Chris       UCU   1382 1382 3.5      22.5  31.5   14.5
 11   Lavery, Robert         UCU   1506 1506 3        22.5  29.0   14.5
 12   Redden, Tony           UCU   1340 1340 2.5      21.5  27.5   11.5
13-14 Dornford-Smith, Adrian UCU   1010 1010 1        22.5  29.5    1.0
      Campbell, Ben                800  800  1        20.5  27.0    5.0
 15   Newman, Mark           UCU   1613 1613 0         4.5   4.5    0.0
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