The Summer Tournament Update

We are now 17 weeks into the Summer Tournament. With 4 more rounds left followed by the Prize-giving evening. How do players stand?

This year has seen modern technology put our first live games onto the internet. Thanks to tech wizard Adrian Dornford-Smith and some beautiful DGT electronic boards.

Games from week16

During the year we have seen some brilliant and complicated chess games.

John Masterson v Ray Devenney

A brilliantly open attacking position:

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John sacrifices a Bishop. That leads to a Knight perpetual check and a draw.

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The current leader of the tournament is Nicholas Pilkiewicz on 77.78% with one more game to play to make the full 10 games. Paddy Magee is a close second with 71.43% and leads the third section. The second section has a tight fight with 3 players on 62.5% Patrick McKillen, Robert Lavery and Stephen Critchlow. These are followed on their heels by William Storey and David Ruben. It looks like we have an exciting 4 weeks left. The rules encouraging players to play in the last 3 weeks will come into play after next week:

Rules
1. Players must complete 10 games to be considered for prizes.
2. If a player does not play in two of the last three rounds they will be assumed to have played and lost 2 games. If they play only one then they will forfeit one game.
3. However if a player has played 14 or more games then they are exempt from rule 2.
4. Scores will be calculated on a percentage basis.

One important item is to mention those players who have attended most weeks. We have David Seaby whos attended all 17 weeks. Followed by Pat McKillen, Robert Lavery, Chris Armstrong with 16 Weeks.

Thanks to all players for making the tournament what it is...a brilliant celebration of chess.

Full results click here

Standings in the sections


Rating Played Points %
Stephen Scannell 1991 2 2 100.00
Calum Leitch 1889 1 1 100.00
Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1826 9 7 77.78
Ray Devenney 1794 6 4 66.67
Gareth Annesley 1976 9 6 66.67
Stephen Rush 1664 12 8 66.67
John Masterson 1877 4 1.5 37.50
Mark Newman 1760 12 4.5 37.50
Ian Woodfield 1661 12 3 25.00
Pat Coleman 1726 5 0.5 10.00





Patrick McKillen 1289 16 10 62.50
Robert Lavery 1504 16 10 62.50
Stephen Critchlow 1437 8 5 62.50
William Storey 1324 9 5.5 61.11
David Ruben 1523 14 8.5 60.71
Christopher Kelly 1550 8 4.5 56.25
Chris Armstrong 1420 16 8.5 53.13
Richard Gould 1510 2 1 50.00
Richard Morrow 1504 2 1 50.00
Stewart McConaghy 1403 11 5 45.45
John Bryars 1543 8 3.5 43.75
Martin Kelly 1311 14 6 42.86
Mathew Chapman 1406 6 2.5 41.67
Neil Green 1401 11 4.5 40.91
John McKenna 1513 10 4 40.00
Peter McGuckin 1494 7 2 28.57





Garhy Aboelsoud 1176 1 1 100.00
Craig Kelly 910 2 1.5 75.00
Patrick Magee 1153 14 10 71.43
Chris Cao 1179 3 2 66.67
David Seaby 1105 17 10.5 61.76
Adrian Dornford-Smith 1040 12 6 50.00
Roy Stafford 1206 16 8 50.00
Geoff Hindley 1060 13 5.5 42.31
James Fairley 851 13 4.5 34.62
Derek Truesdale 1094 15 5 33.33
J P Corrigan 1000 2 0.5 25.00
ONeill, Kevin 902 10 2.5 25.00
Ben Campbell 610 4 1 25.00
Andy Hughes 1218 1 0 0.00
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