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Boys Brigade Christmas Chess Tournament

Malcolm Adamson organised the Christmas Chess Tournament for the Boys Brigade.

Between Christmas and New Year. On Friday 30th December members of the Boys Brigade were invited to the Knocknamuckley Church Of Ireland Hall. Where Malcolm Adamson and Mark Newman setup the boards and computer. Malcolm the organiser had prizes including chess clocks and sets for winners and some excellent books and DVDs. The tournament was split into Under14, Under 19 and Open groups. With 12 players we held a 6 round swiss with everyone in the one section.

The tournament had some excellent chess battles. Players also solved chess puzzles for a competition to recieve certificates and for the winner a puzzle book.

Results from the puzzle competition:

Certificate Points Name Age Group
Gold 13 Adamson, Neill O
Gold 12 White, James O
Silver 9 Adamson, Thomas O
Silver 6 Irwin, Colin O
Silver 5 Wickham, Joshua U18
Bronze 3 Calvert, Andrew O
Bronze 3 Davison, Joel U18
Bronze 2 McConaghy, Matthew U18
Bronze 1 Guiney, Calum U14

The results and photos from the day......

Round 1

Results

No Name            Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Neill Adamson   O     [0]      1:0    Gregg Harrison    O     [0]  
 2 Colin Irwin     O     [0]      0:1    Thomas Adamson    O     [0]  
 3 Stephen Badgett O     [0]      1:0    Matthew McConaghy U18   [0]  
 4 Matthew Russell U18   [0]      0:1    Andrew Calvert    O     [0]  
 5 Joel Davison    U18   [0]      0:1    James White       O     [0]  
 6 Joshua Wickham  U18   [0]     .5:.5   Calum Guiney      U14   [0]  
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

 

Round 2

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name            Feder Total

 1 Andrew Calvert    O     [1]      0:1    Neill Adamson   O     [1]  
 2 Thomas Adamson    O     [1]      0:1    Stephen Badgett O     [1]  
 3 James White       O     [1]      1:0    Joshua Wickham  U18   [.5] 
 4 Calum Guiney      U14   [.5]     1:0    Joel Davison    U18   [0]  
 5 Gregg Harrison    O     [0]      1:0    Matthew Russell U18   [0]  
 6 Matthew McConaghy U18   [0]      1:0    Colin Irwin     O     [0]  

 

rd2-1rd2-2

Round 3

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name            Feder Total

 1 Neill Adamson     O     [2]      0:1    James White     O     [2]  
 2 Stephen Badgett   O     [2]      1:0    Calum Guiney    U14   [1.5]
 3 Gregg Harrison    O     [1]      1:0    Thomas Adamson  O     [1]  
 4 Matthew McConaghy U18   [1]      0:1    Andrew Calvert  O     [1]  
 5 Joshua Wickham    U18   [.5]    .5:.5   Colin Irwin     O     [0]  
 6 Joel Davison      U18   [0]      0:1    Matthew Russell U18   [0]  
rd3-1rd3-2

 

Round 4

Results

No Name            Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 James White     O     [3]      1:0    Gregg Harrison    O     [2]  
 2 Calum Guiney    U14   [1.5]    0:1    Neill Adamson     O     [2]  
 3 Colin Irwin     O     [.5]     0:1    Andrew Calvert    O     [2]  
 4 Thomas Adamson  O     [1]      1:0    Joshua Wickham    U18   [1]  
 5 Matthew Russell U18   [1]      1:0    Matthew McConaghy U18   [1]  
 6 Joel Davison    U18   [0]      1:0    BYE               
rd4-1rd4-2

 

Round 5

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name            Feder Total

 1 Andrew Calvert    O     [3]      1:0    James White     O     [4]  
 2 Neill Adamson     O     [3]      0:1    Thomas Adamson  O     [2]  
 3 Gregg Harrison    O     [2]      1:0    Calum Guiney    U14   [1.5]
 4 Joshua Wickham    U18   [1]      0:1    Matthew Russell U18   [2]  
 5 Matthew McConaghy U18   [1]      1:0    Joel Davison    U18   [1]  
 6 Colin Irwin       O     [.5]     1:0    BYE                      
rd5-1rd5-2

 

Round 6

Results

No Name            Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 James White     O     [4]      0:1    Thomas Adamson    O     [3]  
 2 Andrew Calvert  O     [4]      0:1    Gregg Harrison    O     [3]  
 3 Matthew Russell U18   [3]      0:1    Neill Adamson     O     [3]  
 4 Calum Guiney    U14   [1.5]    0:1    Matthew McConaghy U18   [2]  
 5 Joel Davison    U18   [1]      0:1    Colin Irwin       O     [1.5]
 6 Joshua Wickham  U18   [1]      1:0    BYE       
rd6-1rd6-2

And would you believe it all the Open competitions on 3 and 4 end up on 4 points - 5 players on 4 points.

Luckily we had some time to play some further games...

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Standings

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

 1-5  Neill Adamson     O     4        15.0  20.5   15.0
      Gregg Harrison    O     4        15.0  20.5   12.0
      Andrew Calvert    O     4        14.0  20.0   15.0
      Thomas Adamson    O     4        14.0  20.0   12.0
      James White       O     4        13.5  18.0   18.0
 6-8  Matthew Russell   U18   3        12.5  17.0    9.0
      Matthew McConaghy U18   3        10.5  15.5    8.0
      Stephen Badgett   O     3         3.0   8.5    6.0
  9   Colin Irwin       O     2.5      11.5  16.0    5.0
 10   Joshua Wickham    U18   2        12.0  17.5    6.0
 11   Calum Guiney      U14   1.5      12.5  17.5    8.0
 12   Joel Davison      U18   1        11.0  16.5    3.0

Calum Guiney won the Under14 section with a brilliant score of 1.5.

Malcolm decided we would have a play-off for first places. With 5 players on 4 points a fun proposition....

We decide to have a play-off between the lower two Thomas Adamson and James White followed by a Knockout to decide the winner.

Under 18

Matthew Russell 0-1 Mathew McConaghy
Matthew McConaghy winning the Under 18 and in second place Matthew Russell and Joshua Wickham in 3rd place.

 

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Open Playoffs:

Fifth place playoff
James White 1-0 Thomas Adamson
Knock-out for final
Neil Adamson 1-0 James White
Gregg Harrison 1-0 Andrew Calvert
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Third place play off
Andrew Calvert 0-1 James White
First place play off
Gregg Harrison 0-1 Neill Adamson

So final order is

!st Neill Adamson

2nd Gregg Harrison

3rd James White

4th Andrew Calvert.

An exciting way of ending the day. A brilliant day of chess.

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