Awards and a fun rapidplay Tournament

The Summer tournament came to an end on Weds 28th Sept. with a fun handicap tournament and prize giving.

Before the award ceremony we had a swiss with a difference. The players were paired swiss style but the time on the clocks was calculated on the difference of their ratings varing from 10mins each to 1 min to 19 mins if the rating difference was significant. Would this mean a more equal tournament - it definately meant a more challenging one.

Five rounds of focused quick fire chess and one illegal move and you loose the game. Lets see what happened.

Round 1

Results

No Name             Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Stephen Rush     1901 [0]      1:0    Derek Truesdale       1465 [0]  
 2 CJ Murphy        1276 [0]      0:1    Sergio Esteve Sanchez 1861 [0]  
 3 David Ruben      1714 [0]      0:1    Alan York             1229 [0]  
 4 Roy Stafford     1214 [0]     .5:.5   Bobby Thompson        1623 [0]  
 5 Ram Rajan        1532 [0]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1199 [0]  
 6 Dmitry Zelenchuk 1147 [0]      0:1    Mikhail Pavlov        1528 [0]  
 7 Richard Gould    1517 [0]      1:0    Barney McGahan        1005 [0]  
 8 Mary McCabe      869  [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1502 [0]  
 9 Daniil Zelenchuk 1484 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         836  [0]  
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

We used the UCU active ratings. The first upset was board 3 where Alan York beat David Ruben. The rest of the games went to rating.

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Round 2

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Total

 1 Ian Woodfield         1502 [1]      0:1    Stephen Rush     1901 [1]  
 2 Sergio Esteve Sanchez 1861 [1]      1:0    Richard Gould    1517 [1]  
 3 Alan York             1229 [1]      1:0    Ram Rajan        1532 [1]  
 4 Mikhail Pavlov        1528 [1]      1:0    Daniil Zelenchuk 1484 [1]  
 5 Bobby Thompson        1623 [.5]     0:1    David Ruben      1714 [0]  
 6 Derek Truesdale       1465 [0]      0:1    Roy Stafford     1214 [.5] 
 7 Barney McGahan        1005 [0]      0:1    CJ Murphy        1276 [0]  
 8 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1199 [0]      0:1    Mary McCabe      869  [0]  
 9 Geoff Hindley         836  [0]      0:1    Dmitry Zelenchuk 1147 [0]  

Alan continues his campaign of winning against higher rated players. Whilst Roy Stafford beats Derek Trusdale.

Stephen Rush and Sergio Sanchez maintain their upbeaten positions.

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Round 3

Results

No Name             Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Stephen Rush     1901 [2]      1:0    Mikhail Pavlov        1528 [2]  
 2 Alan York        1229 [2]      0:1    Sergio Esteve Sanchez 1861 [2]  
 3 Roy Stafford     1214 [1.5]    0:1    Ram Rajan             1532 [1]  
 4 David Ruben      1714 [1]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk      1484 [1]  
 5 Richard Gould    1517 [1]      1:0    CJ Murphy             1276 [1]  
 6 Dmitry Zelenchuk 1147 [1]      1:0    Ian Woodfield         1502 [1]  
 7 Mary McCabe      869  [1]      0:1    Bobby Thompson        1623 [.5] 
 8 Barney McGahan   1005 [0]      1:0    Derek Truesdale       1465 [0]  
 9 Geoff Hindley    836  [0]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1199 [0]  

The school student Daniil Zelenchuk whos doing well in Ulster Chess beats David Ruben. Stephen Rush stops Mikhail's run of wins. Whilst Alan's giant slaying comes to a halt against Sergio. Dmitry beats Ian and Barney beats Derek perhaps as games are played the time differences become more significant as concentration tires.

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Round 4

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Sergio Esteve Sanchez 1861 [3]     .5:.5   Stephen Rush          1901 [3]  
 2 Ram Rajan             1532 [2]      0:1    Dmitry Zelenchuk      1147 [2]  
 3 Mikhail Pavlov        1528 [2]      0:1    Alan York             1229 [2]  
 4 Daniil Zelenchuk      1484 [2]     .5:.5   Richard Gould         1517 [2]  
 5 Bobby Thompson        1623 [1.5]    1:0    Barney McGahan        1005 [1]  
 6 Ian Woodfield         1502 [1]      1:0    Roy Stafford          1214 [1.5]
 7 Mary McCabe           869  [1]      1:0    David Ruben           1714 [1]  
 8 CJ Murphy             1276 [1]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         836  [1]  
 9 Derek Truesdale       1465 [0]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1199 [0]

The top players draw. Dmitry beats Ram and Alan goes back to beating players. Mary McCabe gets an excellent win against David Ruben.

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Round 5

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Stephen Rush          1901 [3.5]    0:1    Alan York             1229 [3]  
 2 Dmitry Zelenchuk      1147 [3]      0:1    Sergio Esteve Sanchez 1861 [3.5]
 3 Richard Gould         1517 [2.5]    1:0    Bobby Thompson        1623 [2.5]
 4 CJ Murphy             1276 [2]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk      1484 [2.5]
 5 Ram Rajan             1532 [2]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1502 [2]  
 6 Mikhail Pavlov        1528 [2]      0:1    Mary McCabe           869  [2]  
 7 Roy Stafford          1214 [1.5]    0:1    David Ruben           1714 [1]  
 8 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1199 [1]      0:1    Barney McGahan        1005 [1]  
 9 Geoff Hindley         836  [1]      1:0    Derek Truesdale       1465 [0]  

Incredibly Alan York takes a point of the top cede Stephen Rush. Knocking him into 3rd place and putting Alan into 2nd place.

Mary McCabe wins against Mikhail Pavlov and Geoff takes a point off Derek, The time handicap does add some exciting uncertainty into the results.

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Standings

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

  1   Esteve Sanchez, Sergio 1861 4.5      10.0  16.0   14.0
  2   York, Alan             1229 4         7.5  14.0   12.0
 3-5  Rush, Stephen          1901 3.5       9.0  13.5   13.0
      Gould, Richard         1517 3.5       8.0  14.5   10.0
      Zelenchuk, Daniil      1484 3.5       6.0  11.5   10.0
 6-8  Woodfield, Ian         1502 3         8.0  13.0    8.0
      Zelenchuk, Dmitry      1147 3         7.0  13.5    9.0
      McCabe, Mary           869  3         6.5  10.5    7.0
  9   Thompson, Bobby        1623 2.5       7.0  12.0    7.5
10-15 Pavlov, Mikhail        1528 2        10.0  17.0    9.0
      Murphy, CJ             1276 2         9.0  15.5    6.0
      Ruben, David           1714 2         9.0  14.5    5.0
      Rajan, Ram             1532 2         7.5  12.5    8.0
      Hindley, Geoff         836  2         6.0   9.5    4.0
      McGahan, Barney        1005 2         5.5   9.0    4.0
 16   Stafford, Roy          1214 1.5       6.5   9.5    6.5
 17   Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1199 1         6.0   9.0    2.0
 18   Truesdale, Derek       1465 0         5.5  10.0    0.0

The winners of the quick fire tournament.

!st Sergoi Sanchez, 2nd Alan York (an excellent result with a rating of 1229), 3rd Stephen Rush

handicap-winners

 

During the Summer tournament lots of excellent games were played. Some are on the intelligent board site :   as we were lucky to use the UCU intelligent boards. Thanks to Adrian Dornford-Smith for bringing them and setting them up - they add that bit of extra excitement to the evening.

One game where the rarely beaten Gareth Annesley played Mikhail Pavlov the Opera Singing Chess player. Mikhail won and gained the won first place in the top section. Click on the diagram to play through the game.

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The prize giving to the Summer Tournament players - the youngest player Daniil Zelenchuk won the overall tournament with the highest percentage. He was so far ahead he didnt need to play in the final round.

Derek Truesdale recieved a special certificate for full attendance not missing any of the 20 weds - absolutely brilliant.

Name Rating Played Points % place
Daniil Zelenchuk 1003 16 12.5 78.13 Overall 1st
Sergio Esteve Sanchez 1858 14 10.5 75 2nd Overall
Mikhail Pavlov 1631 14 9 64.29 1st Top Section
CJ Murphy 1353 12 7.5 62.5 !st Middle Section
Adrian Dornford-Smith 1123 12 8.5 70.83 1st lower Section
Derek Truesdale 1019 20 Full Attendance

summer-winners

and so we say farewell to another Summer and some brilliant chess - see you at our next tournament or in the league. May your Knights enjoy the board.....

 

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