Results of the 2018 Summer tournament

With the last round of the 2018 Summer Tournament having been played we can see the final positions of the players. Next week we have fun time base handicap tournament and the award ceremony.

It was wednesday 19th September and we had storm warnings - I checked with the Pavillion during the day to check it wasnt closed due to the weather, it was open. Arriving a little early - wasnt sure about roads and traffic the wait began to see how many players we would get. Would my prepared draw (usually do a rough draw before the evening of play) which matched the wining players against each other (where possible) be usable or would we only have a few players?

In the end we had 16 players (including myself - so I got to play). and including most of the key players.

 

After last week we had the leaders of the compeition and sections were.

Tournament leader: Ram Rajan 80%

Tournament second: joint : Daniil Zelenchuk 75%  Ranjit Singh 75%

Top Section leader: David Ruben 59.38%

Middle Section leader: Stewart McConaghy 55.88%

Lower Section Leader: James Wong 72.22%

The lower section has a tight battle between James Wong, David Seaby, Ranjit Singh and Adrian Dornford-Smith.

Would the positions change in the last week?

The pairings and results for the final round: Lower section leaders David Seaby and James Wong play each other.  Adrian Dornford-Smith has a tough pairing with Michael Wong. Whilst Michael Sheerin plays up a section against David Ruben who started the tournament incredibly well against tough opposition but has fallen a little in the latter part of the tournament. Adam Rushe also plays up against Stewart McConaghy.

Full game results for the tournament: click here

name Rating Played last 3
weeks
Penalty Points
With
Penalty
%
Aleksandr Kirvosheev 1872 1 0 2 1 100.00
Daniil Zelenchuk 1748 11 2 0 8.5 77.27 Overall Second
Ryazard Kaczorowski 1823 4 1 1 3 75.00
Ian Woodfield 1578 15 3 0 8.5 56.67 1st
David Ruben 1591 17 3 0 9.5 55.88
Robert Lavery 1655 10 3 0 5 50.00
Christopher Kelly 1507 8 1 1 4 50.00
Mark Newman 1747 8 2 0 3.5 43.75
John Bryars 1628 2 0 2 0 0.00
Bernard Jaffa 1344 4 1 1 4 100.00
Ram Rajan 1393 10 2 0 8 80.00 Overall Winner
Sheerin, Michael 1474 8 2 0 4.5 56.25
Stewart McConaghy 1288 18 3 0 9.5 52.78 1st
Bobby Thompson 1467 10 2 0 4.5 45.00
Niel Gardner 1300 6 0 2 2 33.33
William Storey 1364 11 1 1 3 27.27
Cathal Murphy 1363 11 2 0 2.5 22.73
Patrick McKillen 1302 3 0 2 0.5 16.67
Peter Wilson 1451 2 1 1 0 0.00
Claude Licari 1480 1 0 2 0 0.00
Chris Armstrong 1409 2 0 2 0 0.00
Adam Fitzsimons 750 1 1 1 1 100.00
James Wong 975 10 2 0 7.5 75.00 Joint 1st
Ranjit Singh 1177 11 2 0 9 75.00 Joint 1st
Adrian Dornford-Smith 1164 18 3 0 13 72.22
David Seaby 1042 17 3 0 11.5 67.65
Adam Rushe 967 17 3 0 11.5 67.65
Minaahil Shahzad 750 3 0 2 2 66.67
Aaditya Singh 750 3 1 1 2 66.67
Aaron Wafflart 900 16 3 0 9.5 59.38
Michael Wong 968 11 2 0 5.5 50.00
Paul Anderson 904 11 2 0 5.5 50.00
James Fairley 939 17 3 0 8 47.06
Chris Hamill 1000 11 2 0 5 45.45
Roy Stafford 1198 17 3 0 6.5 38.24
Geoff Hindley 1018 17 2 0 6.5 38.24
Gary Johnston 1222 4 0 2 1.5 37.50
Derek Truesdale 1013 16 3 0 4 25.00
Andy Boal 857 10 2 0 1 10.00
Stephen Law 1251 2 0 2 0 0.00
Rhys McLean 799 2 0 2 0 0.00
Ali Shahzad 750 3 0 2 0 0.00
Anjali Singh 750 2 0 0.00

In summary we have

Tournament Winner: Ram Rajan 80%

Tournament Second: Daniil Zelenchuk 77.27%

Top Section Winner: Ian Woodfield 56.67% - Ian beat Mark Newman tonight to overtake David Ruben.

Middle Section Winner: Stewart McConaghy 52.78%

Lower Section Joint Winners: James Wong 75%, Ranjit Singh 75%

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On the last Weds of September we have the prize giving and a time based handicap fun tournament. See you on 26th Sept.

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