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Alan Burns Lacksidasical April 2017

With the third tournament the standings are set for the final tournament on April 30th. Who will win the Grand Prix..... 12 players played some brilliant chess.

The third tournament of the Alan Burns Grand Prix was held at Civil Service Social Club on 9th April.The Clock settings were set to 20 minutes with 5 second increment - a very good time setting as the endings can be played properly without too much of a time struggle. I think going forward we will make all the tournaments in this series these lacksadasical timings.

 

Round 1

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name          Loc  Total

 1 Modestas Razbadauskas 1659 [0]      1:0    David Jackson 1447 [0]  
 2 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1205 [0]      1:0    Mark Newman   1559 [0]  
 3 Ram Rajan             1521 [0]      1:0    Paul Seacroft 1200 [0]  
 4 Vincent O'Brien       1180 [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield 1506 [0]  
 5 Richard Morrow        1452 [0]      1:0    Paul Anderson 1018 [0]  
 6 Robert Lavery         1604 [0]     .5:.5   BYE                     
 7 Mikhail Pavlov        1442 [0]     .5:.5   BYE                     
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Adrian Dornford-Smith plays superbly to beat much higher rated Mark Newman - could he keep this up? The rest of the games go to rating.

A very generous donar gave the Eddie Whiteside library a collection of some 40 DVDs. The Eddie Whiteside Library was available for use and we added a couple of new members who took the opportunity to borrow some very useful DVDs for their chess training.

 

Round 2

Results

No Name           Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Ian Woodfield  1506 [1]      0:1    Modestas Razbadauskas 1659 [1]  
 2 Richard Morrow 1452 [1]      1:0    Ram Rajan             1521 [1]  
 3 Robert Lavery  1604 [.5]     1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1205 [1]  
 4 David Jackson  1447 [0]      0:1    Vincent O'Brien       1180 [0]  
 5 Paul Seacroft  1200 [0]      1:0    Paul Anderson         1018 [0]  
 6 Mark Newman    1559 [0]     .5:.5   BYE                             
 7 Mikhail Pavlov 1442 [.5]     0:0    BYE                             

Adrian plays Robert Lavery to the wire - the last game to finish. The tightly fought game ends in a win for Robert. Vincent O;Brien wins against much stronger play David Jackson.

 

Round 3

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name           Loc  Total

 1 Modestas Razbadauskas 1659 [2]     .5:.5   Richard Morrow 1452 [2]  
 2 Ram Rajan             1521 [1]      1:0    Robert Lavery  1604 [1.5]
 3 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1205 [1]      0:1    Ian Woodfield  1506 [1]  
 4 Vincent O'Brien       1180 [1]     .5:.5   Paul Seacroft  1200 [1]  
 5 Mark Newman           1559 [.5]     0:1    Mikhail Pavlov 1442 [.5] 
 6 Paul Anderson         1018 [0]      0:1    David Jackson  1447 [0]  

Richard Morrow challenges the leader Modestas and gets a good draw. Whilst Ram Rajans dents Robert Lavery's opportunity to win the tournament.

 

 

Round 4

Results

No Name           Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Ram Rajan      1521 [2]      0:1    Modestas Razbadauskas 1659 [2.5]
 2 Ian Woodfield  1506 [2]     .5:.5   Richard Morrow        1452 [2.5]
 3 Paul Seacroft  1200 [1.5]    0:1    Robert Lavery         1604 [1.5]
 4 Mikhail Pavlov 1442 [1.5]    1:0    Vincent O'Brien       1180 [1.5]
 5 David Jackson  1447 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1205 [1]  
 6 Paul Anderson  1018 [0]      0:1    Mark Newman           1559 [.5] 

Richard Morrow continues to do well and draws against Ian Woodfield. Modestas goes into lead without a loss on 3.5 points. The next player is Richard on 3 points.

 

Round 5

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Robert Lavery         1604 [2.5]   .5:.5   Modestas Razbadauskas 1659 [3.5]
 2 Richard Morrow        1452 [3]      1:0    Mikhail Pavlov        1442 [2.5]
 3 David Jackson         1447 [2]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1506 [2.5]
 4 Vincent O'Brien       1180 [1.5]    0:1    Ram Rajan             1521 [2]  
 5 Mark Newman           1559 [1.5]    1:0    Paul Seacroft         1200 [1.5]
 6 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1205 [1]      1:0    Paul Anderson         1018 [0]  

The final round. Robert gets a draw against the leader Modestas who consolidates his win of the tournament. Richard Morrow just .5 points of the lead.

 

 

Standings

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

 1-2  Razbadauskas, Modestas 1659 4         9.5  15.5   13.0
      Morrow, Richard        1452 4         9.5  13.5   12.5
  3   Woodfield, Ian         1506 3.5       8.0  13.5   10.0
 4-5  Rajan, Ram             1521 3         8.5  14.0    9.0
      Lavery, Robert         1604 3         7.5  13.0    9.0
 6-7  Pavlov, Mikhail        1442 2.5       7.5  13.0    7.5
      Newman, Mark           1559 2.5       6.0   9.0    5.0
 8-9  Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1205 2         7.5  11.0    6.0
      Jackson, David         1447 2         7.0  11.0    5.0
10-11 O'Brien, Vincent       1180 1.5       8.0  13.0    5.5
      Seacroft, Paul         1200 1.5       7.0  10.0    5.5
 12   Anderson, Paul         1018 0         6.5  12.0    0.0

 

The winners.

First : Modestas Razbadauskas

Second: Richard Morrow

Grading Prize: Adrian Dornford-Smith

The Grand Prix standings. The Junior section is under 1500. Players are allocated their section on their rapid rating on the day of the tournament - their final section being based on their rating on the final tournament.

The Senior Section

Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3
Total Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior
1506 Ian Woodfield 23 5 10 8
1604 Robert Lavery 19.5 10 4 5.5
1659 Modestas Razbadauskas 19 9 10
1615 Daniil Zelenchuk 17 8 9
1521 Ram Rajan 15 4 5.5 5.5
1534 Richard Gould 8 7 1
1621 John Bradley 7 7
1559 Mark Newman 6.5 2.5 4
1690 Brendan Jamison 2.5 2.5
1531 Christopher Kelly 2.5 2.5

The Junior Section

Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3
Total Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior
1447 David Jackson 15.5 10 5.5
1442 Mikhail Pavlov 13.5 5.5 8
1405 Martin Kelly 12.5 5.5 7
1452 Richard Morrow 10 10
1411 Nigel Telford 7 7
1266 Dmitry Zelenchuk 6.5 3.5 3
1205 Adrian Dornford-Smith 5.5 5.5
1362 David McAlister 5.5 5.5
1272 Chris Armstrong 5 5
1180 Vincent O'Brien 3.5 3.5
1200 Paul Seacroft 3.5 3.5
1356 William Storey 3.5 3.5
1326 Edward Doak 3 3
1434 Michael Sheerin 3 3
1448 Niall Troughton 2.5 2.5
1018 Paul Anderson 2 2
1241 Colin Fenton 1 1

So its all to play for to see who wins the trophies for the Alan Burns Grand Prix on the final tournament on 30th April.

 

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