Winners at the Summer Tournament

The last wednesday of september sees the last evening of the UCU Summer tournament. With an unusual rapidplay followed by a prize-giving ceremony

 

David Seaby suggested a handicap competition with the rating difference controlling the time difference between the players and this unique competition has ended the Summer tournament regularly for some years. Its exciting and puts pressure on the higher rated players.

 

Round 1

No Name                Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [0]      1:0    Chris Armstrong       1382 [0]  
 2 David Seaby         1239 [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1648 [0]  
 3 Mark Newman         1613 [0]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]  
 4 Geoff Hindley       976  [0]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1506 [0]  
 5 Stephen Critchlow   1422 [0]      1:0    JP Corrigan           800  [0]  
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No upsets on the first round. All going to rating.

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Round 2

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name                Loc  Total

 1 Robert Lavery         1506 [1]     .5:.5   Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [1]  
 2 Ian Woodfield         1648 [1]      1:0    Mark Newman         1613 [1]  
 3 Chris Armstrong       1382 [0]      0:1    Stephen Critchlow   1422 [1]  
 4 JP Corrigan           800  [0]      1:0    David Seaby         1239 [0]  
 5 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley       976  [0]  

The second round saw a mix of upsets. JP Corrigan beating David Seaby and Robert drawing against Nicholas. Going into the 3rd round Ian Woodfield and Stephen Critchlow led the field.

Round 3

No Name                Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Stephen Critchlow   1422 [2]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1648 [2]  
 2 Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [1.5]    1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [1]  
 3 Mark Newman         1613 [1]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1506 [1.5]
 4 Geoff Hindley       976  [0]      1:0    JP Corrigan           800  [1]  
 5 David Seaby         1239 [0]      1:0    Chris Armstrong       1382 [0]  

Some upsets and Ian takes the lead.

 

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Round 4

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name                Loc  Total

 1 Ian Woodfield         1648 [3]      1:0    Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [2.5]
 2 Robert Lavery         1506 [2.5]    1:0    Stephen Critchlow   1422 [2]  
 3 JP Corrigan           800  [1]      1:0    Mark Newman         1613 [1]  
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [1]      1:0    David Seaby         1239 [1]  
 5 Chris Armstrong       1382 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley       976  [1]  

Ian beats the favourite and continues his success, now leading with 4 out of 4 - full points.

 

Round 5

No Name                Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Robert Lavery       1506 [3.5]    1:0    Ian Woodfield         1648 [4]  
 2 Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1877 [2.5]    1:0    JP Corrigan           800  [2]  
 3 Stephen Critchlow   1422 [2]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1010 [2]  
 4 Mark Newman         1613 [1]      0:1    Chris Armstrong       1382 [1]  
 5 David Seaby         1239 [1]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         976  [1]  
The top board has the decisive game Robert against Ian and Robert wins to take the prize. Upsets on the other boards show the balancing impact of the time differences. An exciting finish.
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Standings

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

  1   Lavery, Robert         1506 4.5       6.5  11.5   13.0
  2   Woodfield, Ian         1648 4         7.5  13.0   14.0
  3   Pilkiewicz, Nicholas   1877 3.5       9.0  15.5   11.0
  4   Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1010 3         5.0   9.5    7.0
 5-8  Critchlow, Stephen     1422 2         9.0  15.5    9.0
      Seaby, David           1239 2         7.0  12.0    4.0
      Corrigan, JP           800  2         5.0   9.5    6.0
      Armstrong, Chris       1382 2         5.0   9.5    3.0
9-10  Newman, Mark           1613 1         9.0  15.5    5.0
      Hindley, Geoff         976  1         7.0  13.5    3.0
Robert heads the leader board unbeaten with 4.5 out of 5.

Winners of the Summer tournament recieved certificates listing their games and giving their %. Winners were:

Nicholas Pilkiewicz - Overall Winner 81.8%

Robert Lavery - Overall Second 67.5%

Stephen Rush - Winner top section 59.4%

David Ruben - Winner middle section 62.5%

Adrian Dornford-Smith - Winner lower section 62.5%

Also awarded a special prize was David Seaby, for full attendance - not missing any of the wednesday evenings over the summer.

Thanks go to The Bankers Club for an excellent venue and to all the players for making the tournament so enjoyable and full of great chess - looking forward to seeing everyone next year. Good luck in the leagues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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