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Alan Burns Lacksidasical March 2018

On March Sunday 18th Chess players gathered for the Alan Burns Lacksidasical. An afternoon of gentle chess.

The Civil Service Chess club organise 4 tournaments every year. Played after lunch so if players wish to enjoy the excellent cuisine of the Social Club they can. With a time limit of 20min + 5 sec increments. The four tournaments add points to the Alan Burns Grand-prix. The winner of which will be announced at the fourth tournament.

 

Round 1

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 John Masterson        1782 [0]      1:0    Colin Burcombe  1379 [0]  
 2 Peter Wilson          1245 [0]      0:1    Ting Yan Lee    1550 [0]  
 3 Richard Gould         1534 [0]      1:0    Vincent O'Brien 1242 [0]  
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1203 [0]      0:1    Robert Lavery   1517 [0]  
 5 Geoff Hindley         870  [0]      1:0    BYE                       
 6 Chris Armstrong       1263 [0]     .5:.5   BYE                       
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Round one and all the games went to rating.

 

Round 2

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Robert Lavery   1517 [1]      0:1    John Masterson        1782 [1]  
 2 Ting Yan Lee    1550 [1]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         870  [1]  
 3 Chris Armstrong 1263 [.5]     0:1    Richard Gould         1534 [1]  
 4 Colin Burcombe  1379 [0]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1203 [0]  
 5 Vincent O'Brien 1242 [0]      0:1    Peter Wilson          1245 [0]

It was brilliant to see John Masterson come through the door - someone of his calibre of play brings out the best play in their opponents. John continues his wins. and again the games go to rating.

Left{ Robert Lavery v John Masterson - Black has an excellent attack on the King

Right: Vincent O'Brien v Peter Wilson - Black has sacrificed his Queen for three minor pieces - a fascinating game.

Round 3

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 Richard Gould         1534 [2]     .5:.5   Ting Yan Lee    1550 [2]  
 2 John Masterson        1782 [2]      1:0    Peter Wilson    1245 [1]  
 3 Geoff Hindley         870  [1]      0:1    Robert Lavery   1517 [1]  
 4 Colin Burcombe        1379 [1]      0:1    Chris Armstrong 1263 [.5] 
 5 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1203 [0]      0:1    Vincent O'Brien 1242 [0] 

John keeps wining. and with a draw on the top table leaves the 3rd round out in front.

Round 4

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Ting Yan Lee    1550 [2.5]   .5:.5   John Masterson        1782 [3]  
 2 Robert Lavery   1517 [2]      0:1    Richard Gould         1534 [2.5]
 3 Chris Armstrong 1263 [1.5]    1:0    Geoff Hindley         870  [1]  
 4 Vincent O'Brien 1242 [1]      0:1    Colin Burcombe        1379 [1]  
 5 Peter Wilson    1245 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1203 [0]  

Ting Yan Lee takes a 1/2 point off John Masterson. Richard Gould stays in contention and in fact is sharing the lead with John.

Round 5

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 John Masterson  1782 [3.5]    1:0    Richard Gould         1534 [3.5]
 2 Ting Yan Lee    1550 [3]      0:1    Chris Armstrong       1263 [2.5]
 3 Colin Burcombe  1379 [2]     .5:.5   Peter Wilson          1245 [2]  
 4 Vincent O'Brien 1242 [1]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1517 [2]  
 5 Geoff Hindley   870  [1]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1203 [0]  

John wins the battle against Richard. Chris Armstrong gets a good win against Ting Yan Lee.

Standings

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

  1   John Masterson        1782 4.5       8.5  14.5   14.0
 2-3  Richard Gould         1534 3.5       9.5  15.0   12.5
      Chris Armstrong       1263 3.5       8.0  12.0    8.5
 4-5  Ting Yan Lee          1550 3         9.5  14.5   11.5
      Robert Lavery         1517 3         5.5  10.5    9.0
 6-7  Colin Burcombe        1379 2.5       7.0  12.5    6.5
      Peter Wilson          1245 2.5       6.5  12.0    6.5
8-10  Geoff Hindley         870  1         8.5  13.0    5.0
      Vincent O'Brien       1242 1         8.0  12.5    3.0
      Adrian Dornford-Smith 1203 1         6.0   9.5    1.0

After soon exciting play and with the increment some excellent endgames. John Masterson wins the tournament with Richard Gould second and Chris Armstrong winning the rating prize.

Look out on this site for the dates of the remaining tournaments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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