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The Summer Tournament comes to an end...

With 21 rounds and some 42 players the Summer tournament has lots of chess. With the award ceremony and active tournament on weds 30th September the series comes to an end.

Every Wednesday driving to the Bankers Club I wonder how challenging will the draw be. Trying to pair players into three sections, delaying rematches and trying to give 50/50 on the colours. Usually I practice a pairing before the evening and use this to help. But perhaps more exciting is watching the games unfold from sharp positions to closed defensive ones.

This year the overall winner was safe going into the last round -  Nicholas Pilkiewicz with an excellent % of 81.8.and we had a good show of top players including Gareth Annesley (who threatened to take the title - hes the current holder), John Masterson, Ray Devenney, Steve Scannell...

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The second place in the top section had two contenders Stephen Rush and Gareth Annesley. Unfortunately for Gareth the 3 week rule came into effect and he was given a penalty resulting in Stephen overtaking him to win the top section with 59.4% (the winner of the section is decided after taking out the overall winner and overall runner-up).  Stephen has had some good results and even when loosing a point has had good positions (drawing or even threatening to win).

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The middle section had the overall runner-up Robert Lavery with 67.5%. Robert has had an excellent summer tournament and played all the weeks but one! This left David Ruben to win the middle section. I should mention Pat McKillen who is one of the lower rated players in the middle section and at the start was winning it he ended on a good 58.2%.

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The lower section had three people fighting for first place. Paddy Magee who unfortunately couldnt play on this last night. He was left to wait the result of David Seaby's game.

David won a tough game against Derek Trusdale. But Adrian was still playing and we worked out if he won because hes played less games the % increase would be more.. and he won. So Paddy and David were pipped on the last day by Adrian Dornford-Smith with 62.5% and all three players being with 1% of each other - a  very tight finish.

David not only almost won the bottom section but he managed to play every one of the 21 weeks.

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Above right shows the board position in the game John McKenna v Chris Armstrong - a fighting position - the game came to a draw.

Thanks to all the players for an enjoyable summer of chess..

Thanks also to the Bankers Club for a great central venue.

The final scores with penalty calculated.

For full game results click here

name Rating Played Points % % with
Penalty






Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1826 11 9 81.82 81.82
Stephen Rush 1664 16 9.5 59.38 59.38
Ray Devenney 1794 9 5 55.56 55.56
Gareth Annesley 1976 10 6 60.00 50.00
Mark Newman 1760 14 6.5 46.43 46.43
Ian Woodfield 1661 16 5 31.25 31.25
Stephen Scannell 1991 2 2 100.00 0.00
John Masterson 1877 4 1.5 37.50 -12.50
Pat Coleman 1726 6 0.5 8.33 -25.00
Calum Leitch 1889 1 1 100.00 -100.00






Robert Lavery 1504 20 13.5 67.50 67.50
David Ruben 1523 16 10 62.50 62.50
Patrick McKillen 1289 17 10 58.82 58.82
William Storey 1324 12 7 58.33 58.33
Chris Armstrong 1420 19 10 52.63 52.63
Stephen Critchlow 1437 10 5 50.00 50.00
Martin Kelly 1311 15 7 46.67 46.67
John Bryars 1543 8 3.5 43.75 43.75
Mathew Chapman 1406 8 3.5 43.75 43.75
Stewart McConaghy 1403 14 5.5 39.29 39.29
Neil Green 1401 13 5 38.46 38.46
Peter McGuckin 1494 9 3 33.33 33.33
John McKenna 1513 11 4.5 40.91 31.82
Christopher Kelly 1550 8 4.5 56.25 31.25
Richard Gould 1510 2 1 50.00 -50.00
Richard Morrow 1504 2 1 50.00 -50.00






Adrian Dornford-Smith 1040 16 10 62.50 62.50
David Seaby 1105 21 13 61.90 61.90
Patrick Magee 1153 17 10.5 61.76 61.76
Roy Stafford 1206 20 11 55.00 55.00
Geoff Hindley 1060 15 7.5 50.00 50.00
James Fairley 851 17 5.5 32.35 32.35
Derek Truesdale 1094 19 5 26.32 26.32
ONeill, Kevin 902 10 2.5 25.00 5.00
Criag Stevenson
2 2 100.00 0.00
Chris Cao 1179 3 2 66.67 0.00
Ben Campbell 610 6 1 16.67 -16.67
Craig Kelly 910 2 1.5 75.00 -25.00
J P Corrigan 1000 2 0.5 25.00 -75.00
Garhy Aboelsoud 1176 1 1 100.00 -100.00
Andy Hughes 1218 1 0 0.00 -200.00
Matt McAree
1 0 0.00 -200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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