Award Ceremony for the Summer 2018 tournament

The end of September and the award ceremony for the Summer Tournament. Plus a fun handicap tournament where the time given to each player depends on the difference of their grades. From 10min:10min to 2:min:18mins.

Over the summer we have had lots of chess (some 192 games) and some excellent games. Daniil Zelenchuk led the way with a high percentage score. Also David Ruben had some excellent results. Then after some weeks James Wong and David Seaby also had good percentages. Also some new faces with good results - Aaron Wafflart and Chris Hamill took points off our regular players. Before we get to the prize winners. We had a fun handicap tournament to play.

I entered the names into the computer and did the draw and then things went wrong - the printer refused to print - funny how technical problems can be humanised. Not so funny when it delays the first round and you feel pressured to get things started. With peoples suggestions we switched everything off and restarted. and yes it suddenly worked!

What followed was 5 rounds of fun chess. The time handicap was devised by David Seaby (thanks David) and definitely leveled the playing field.

 

Round 1

Results

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 David Ruben      1714 [0]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1197 [0]  
 2 Roy Stafford     1175 [0]      0:1    John Bradley          1684 [0]  
 3 Daniil Zelenchuk 1662 [0]      1:0    James Wong            975  [0]  
 4 Michael Wong     968  [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1570 [0]  
 5 Ram Rajan        1500 [0]      1:0    Aaron Wafflart        950  [0]  
 6 Geoff Hindley    861  [0]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1469 [0]  
 7 Michael Sheerin  1463 [0]      1:0    Andy Boal             857  [0]  
 8 Brian Fitzsimons 835  [0]      1:0    David Seaby           1383 [0]  
 9 Cathal Murphy    1276 [0]      1:0    Adam Fitzsimons       825  [0]  
10 Peter Wong       750  [0]      0:1    Adam Rushe            1244 [0]  
11 Chris Hamill     925  [0]      0:1    Mark Newman           1531 [0]  
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The upsets start with Adrian Dornford-Smith beating David Ruben and Brian Fitzsimons beating David Seaby.

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Round 2

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total

 1 John Bradley          1684 [1]      0:1    Michael Sheerin  1463 [1]  
 2 Adam Rushe            1244 [1]      1:0    Daniil Zelenchuk 1662 [1]  
 3 Ian Woodfield         1570 [1]      1:0    Cathal Murphy    1276 [1]  
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1197 [1]      0:1    Ram Rajan        1500 [1]  
 5 Robert Lavery         1469 [1]      1:0    Brian Fitzsimons 835  [1]  
 6 Mark Newman           1531 [1]      1:0    David Ruben      1714 [0]  
 7 David Seaby           1383 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley    861  [0]  
 8 Andy Boal             857  [0]      1:0    Roy Stafford     1175 [0]  
 9 James Wong            975  [0]      1:0    Peter Wong       750  [0]  
10 Adam Fitzsimons       825  [0]      1:0    Michael Wong     968  [0]  
11 Aaron Wafflart        950  [0]     .5:.5   Chris Hamill     925  [0] 

Some more upsets - when your tight on time its sometimes difficult to get an attacking position and so easy to make a mistake - walking a tight-rope with someone shaking it. Adam Rushe beats Daniil Zelenchuk, Andy Boal beats Roy Stafford and Michael Sheerin wins over John Bradley.

The tournament is that much richer with the diversity of skills and 22 players enthusiastic players. This is always a unique and enjoyable event.

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Round 3

Results

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Michael Sheerin  1463 [2]      1:0    Ian Woodfield         1570 [2]  
 2 Ram Rajan        1500 [2]      0:1    Adam Rushe            1244 [2]  
 3 Mark Newman      1531 [2]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1469 [2]  
 4 Brian Fitzsimons 835  [1]      1:0    John Bradley          1684 [1]  
 5 Daniil Zelenchuk 1662 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1197 [1]  
 6 James Wong       975  [1]      1:0    David Seaby           1383 [1]  
 7 Cathal Murphy    1276 [1]      0:1    Andy Boal             857  [1]  
 8 Chris Hamill     925  [.5]     0:1    Adam Fitzsimons       825  [1]  
 9 Roy Stafford     1175 [0]      0:1    Aaron Wafflart        950  [.5] 
10 David Ruben      1714 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         861  [0]  
11 Michael Wong     968  [0]      1:0    Peter Wong            750  [0]  

Michael and Adam continue there wins. Brian Fitzsimons has an excellent win over John Bradley. Adam Fitzsimons beats Chris Hamill. Its excellent to see two Primary School students challenging the adults and giving them a good game. These players are the Ulster future top players.

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Round 4

Results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total

 1 Robert Lavery         1469 [3]      0:1    Michael Sheerin  1463 [3]  
 2 Adam Rushe            1244 [3]      0:1    James Wong       975  [2]  
 3 Andy Boal             857  [2]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk 1662 [2]  
 4 Ian Woodfield         1570 [2]      1:0    Mark Newman      1531 [2]  
 5 Adam Fitzsimons       825  [2]      0:1    Ram Rajan        1500 [2]  
 6 Aaron Wafflart        950  [1.5]    0:1    Brian Fitzsimons 835  [2]  
 7 David Seaby           1383 [1]      0:1    David Ruben      1714 [1]  
 8 John Bradley          1684 [1]      0:1    Michael Wong     968  [1]  
 9 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1197 [1]      0:1    Cathal Murphy    1276 [1]  
10 Geoff Hindley         861  [0]      0:1    Chris Hamill     925  [.5] 
11 Peter Wong            750  [0]      0:1    Roy Stafford     1175 [0]  

James Wong changes the playing field by beating Adam Rushe one of the leaders. Whilst Michael Sheerin takes the lead with 4 out of 4. But there's a pack  of players on his heels.

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Round 5

Results

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Michael Sheerin  1463 [4]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk      1662 [3]  
 2 James Wong       975  [3]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1570 [3]  
 3 Ram Rajan        1500 [3]      1:0    Robert Lavery         1469 [3]  
 4 Brian Fitzsimons 835  [3]      0:1    Adam Rushe            1244 [3]  
 5 David Ruben      1714 [2]     .5:.5   Adam Fitzsimons       825  [2]  
 6 Cathal Murphy    1276 [2]      0:1    Mark Newman           1531 [2]  
 7 Michael Wong     968  [2]      0:1    Andy Boal             857  [2]  
 8 John Bradley     1684 [1]      1:0    Aaron Wafflart        950  [1.5]
 9 Chris Hamill     925  [1.5]    0:1    David Seaby           1383 [1]  
10 Roy Stafford     1175 [1]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1197 [1]  
11 Peter Wong       750  [0]      0:1    Geoff Hindley         861  [0]  

With 6 players on 3 - We needed Michael to win to have a single winner. But Daniil wins the game and we have several joint leaders. In with a chance were Brian Fitzsimons with 3 also James Wong and Adam Rushe. We end up with 5 players on 4 points and have to use the tie breaking scores to determine the order of the leaders.

 

 

Standings

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

 1-5  Michael Sheerin       1463 4        10.0  16.0   14.0
      Daniil Zelenchuk      1662 4        10.0  16.0   11.0
      Adam Rushe            1244 4        10.0  14.0   13.0
      Ian Woodfield         1570 4         8.0  14.0   12.0
      Ram Rajan             1500 4         7.5  13.0   12.0
6-10  Robert Lavery         1469 3        10.0  15.0   12.0
      James Wong            975  3        10.0  14.0    9.0
      Andy Boal             857  3         8.0  13.0    8.0
      Mark Newman           1531 3         7.5  13.0   10.0
      Brian Fitzsimons      835  3         7.0  12.5   10.0
11-12 Adam Fitzsimons       825  2.5       6.5  12.0    7.5
      David Ruben           1714 2.5       6.5  10.5    5.5
13-17 Cathal Murphy         1276 2         8.5  14.5    7.0
      Adrian Dornford-Smith 1197 2         8.5  13.5    6.0
      Michael Wong          968  2         7.5  11.5    5.0
      David Seaby           1383 2         7.0  11.0    5.0
      John Bradley          1684 2         6.5  11.5    6.0
18-19 Aaron Wafflart        950  1.5       6.5  11.5    5.0
      Chris Hamill          925  1.5       6.0  10.0    4.0
20-21 Geoff Hindley         861  1         6.0   9.0    1.0
      Roy Stafford          1175 1         5.5   8.5    2.0
 22   Peter Wong            750  0         6.0  11.0    0.0

Using Medium Buchan and Buchan and progressive we have....

Winner: Micheal Sheerinwin-michael
Second: Daniil Zelenchuk win-daniil
Third: Adam Rushe win-adam

And finally the awarding of the Summer Tournament awards.

Tournament Winner of the Hamill Cup: Ram Rajan 80%

Tournament Second: Daniil Zelenchuk 77.27%

Top Section Winner: Ian Woodfield 56.67%

Middle Section Winner: Stewart McConaghy 52.78%

Lower Section Joint Winners: James Wong 75%, Ranjit Singh 75% - a fantastic result.

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