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Alan Burns Lacksidasical May 2018

The 3rd of the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals took place on May 13th. A beautiful sunny day for a relaxing game of chess.

The times for the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals allows for fairley relaxed chess. We play 20mins with 5 second increments. This means no last dashes to the finish with time scrambles and hopefully we get good long well thought out endgames. An afternoon of Chess to enjoy.

Round 1

Results

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name           Loc  Total

 1 Stephen Scannell 2078 [0]      1:0    Colin Burcombe 1425 [0]  
 2 Patrick McKillen 1390 [0]      0:1    Richard Gould  1620 [0]  
 3 Ram Rajan        1481 [0]     .5:.5   Peter Wilson   1366 [0]  
 4 Ross Smith       932  [0]     .5:.5   David Jackson  1427 [0]  
 5 Nial Troughton   1653 [0]     .5:.5   Mark Newman    1445 [0]  
 6 Tony Redden      1368 [0]     .5:0    BYE                      
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Round one saw alot of draws. I played as we had an odd number of players. With the arrival of Tony Redden making an even no without me I only got one game! There were heavy road works on the Newtownards Road so getting to the Pavilion was quite a challenge. So good to see players turning up. As there was a Hockey tournament we were moved from Playball to the luscious surrounds of the bowling green pavilion. Which may have further confused. But we eventually got under way and also should mention the weather was beautiful.

It was good to see players I dont regularly see or havent seen for a while. Steven Scannell travelled from Banbridge - its always good to see Steven and even better to play him...

 

Round 2

Results

No Name           Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total

 1 Richard Gould  1620 [1]      1:0    Stephen Scannell 2078 [1]  
 2 Peter Wilson   1366 [.5]     1:0    Nial Troughton   1653 [.5] 
 3 David Jackson  1427 [.5]     1:0    Ram Rajan        1481 [.5] 
 4 Tony Redden    1368 [.5]     1:0    Ross Smith       932  [.5] 
 5 Colin Burcombe 1425 [0]      0:1    Patrick McKillen 1390 [0]  

 

Stephen looses on time in a complicated position and Richard Gould goes into the lead. Peter Wilson gets a good win over Nial. Ross Smith after an excellent draw in round 1 losses to Tony Redden - just looking at the ratings its going to be a tough competition for Ross.

Round 3

Results

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total

 1 David Jackson    1427 [1.5]   .5:.5   Richard Gould    1620 [2]  
 2 Peter Wilson     1366 [1.5]    1:0    Tony Redden      1368 [1.5]
 3 Stephen Scannell 2078 [1]      1:0    Patrick McKillen 1390 [1]  
 4 Nial Troughton   1653 [.5]     0:1    Ram Rajan        1481 [.5] 
 5 Ross Smith       932  [.5]     1:0    Colin Burcombe   1425 [0] 

Ross pulls it out of the bag and wins against Colin Burcombe. David Jackson gets a good draw against Richard Gould which may open up the competition. Ram plays well and beats Nial.

Round 4

Results

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name           Loc  Total

 1 Richard Gould    1620 [2.5]    1:0    Peter Wilson   1366 [2.5]
 2 Stephen Scannell 2078 [2]      1:0    David Jackson  1427 [2]  
 3 Ram Rajan        1481 [1.5]    1:0    Ross Smith     932  [1.5]
 4 Tony Redden      1368 [1.5]    0:1    Nial Troughton 1653 [.5] 
 5 Patrick McKillen 1390 [1]      0:1    Mark Newman    1445 [.5] 

Round 4 see the leaders head to head. We are getting some excellent endgames due to the time increment. With Colin having to leave I get back in the game and actually win a game against Pat McKillen. Richard goes into round 5 in the lead.

Round 5

Results

No Name           Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total

 1 Ram Rajan      1481 [2.5]    0:1    Richard Gould    1620 [3.5]
 2 Peter Wilson   1366 [2.5]    0:1    Stephen Scannell 2078 [3]  
 3 David Jackson  1427 [2]      1:0    Tony Redden      1368 [1.5]
 4 Mark Newman    1445 [1.5]    1:0    Ross Smith       932  [1.5]
 5 Nial Troughton 1653 [1.5]    1:0    Patrick McKillen 1390 [1]  

To upset the result Ram needs to win. Richard pulls off the win and wins the tournament. Followed closely by Stephen Scannell and in 3rd place the NICS player David Jackson.

Standings

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

  1   Richard Gould    UCU   1620 4.5       8.0  13.0   13.5
  2   Stephen Scannell UCU   2078 4         6.5  12.0   11.0
  3   David Jackson    UCU   1427 3         8.0  14.0    9.0
 4-7  Peter Wilson     UCU   1366 2.5       9.0  15.0    9.5
      Ram Rajan        UCU   1481 2.5       8.0  14.0    7.5
      Nial Troughton   UCU   1653 2.5       6.5  10.0    5.5
      Mark Newman      UCU   1445 2.5       6.5  10.0    5.5
 8-9  Tony Redden      UCU   1368 1.5       7.5  12.0    6.5
      Ross Smith       UCU   932  1.5       6.5  10.5    5.5
 10   Patrick McKillen UCU   1390 1         9.0  14.5    4.0
11-12 Colin Burcombe   UCU   1425 0         1.5   6.5    0.0
      Stephen Law      UCU   1161 0         0.0   0.0    0.0

Richard Gould wins out right with no looses. Second is Stephen Scannell and David Jackson wins the Grading prize. The next Alan Burns will be the fourth and final one of this series series. With the winner of the Alan Burns Grandprix being determined and awarded.....

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