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The Summer Tournament Awards and Fun QuickplayTournament

With the last wednesday 29th of September 2021 we have the Summer Tournament Awards and Quickplay time handicap tournament.

We have had a quick play tounament at the end of the Summer tournament for as long as I can remember - Alex Beckett used to run them. Then at David Seabys suggestion we made it more fun and challenging by introducing a time handicap. Based on a matrix given to us by David - the difference between the players ratings determined the time difference between the players. All games lasting 20mins but some would be split 18mins to 2 mins while others with closer rated opponents would be 10 mins to 10 mins. With knowing players in advance I was able to give each player a list of possible opponents and their time differences. This made it much easier.

With the players registered and ready to play - the games began. The room fell to a hush and the gentle movement of pieces. Would the time differences make a more equitable playing field?

Round 1

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                   Rtg  Total

 1 Goss, Alex      1769 [0]      1:0    Glendinning, Calum     1369 [0]  
 2 Thoke, Amole    1300 [0]      0:1    Gould, Richard         1751 [0]  
 3 Thompson, Bobby 1623 [0]      0:1    Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1254 [0]  
 4 Gunning, Joe    1191 [0]      0:1    Lavery, Robert         1584 [0]  
 5 Rushe, Adam     1513 [0]      0:1    Corr, David            1100 [0]  
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Some early upsets the first column should read 10101. But we have upsets. With Adrian beating Bobby and David beating Adam.

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Round 2

Results

No Name               Rtg  Total  Result   Name                   Rtg  Total

 1 Lavery, Robert     1584 [1]      0:1    Goss, Alex             1769 [1]  
 2 Gould, Richard     1751 [1]      0:1    Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1254 [1]  
 3 Corr, David        1100 [1]      1:0    Thompson, Bobby        1623 [0]  
 4 Thoke, Amole       1300 [0]      0:1    Rushe, Adam            1513 [0]  
 5 Glendinning, Calum 1369 [0]      1:0    Gunning, Joe           1191 [0]  

Alex, Adrian and David continue on their trail of wins. The challenge is thrown to Alex to continue winning against the time odds. As the immediate challengers are 500 points lower.

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Round 3

Results

No Name                   Rtg  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Total

 1 Goss, Alex             1769 [2]      1:0    Corr, David        1100 [2]  
 2 Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1254 [2]      1:0    Lavery, Robert     1584 [1]  
 3 Rushe, Adam            1513 [1]      0:1    Gould, Richard     1751 [1]  
 4 Thompson, Bobby        1623 [0]      0:1    Glendinning, Calum 1369 [1]  
 5 Gunning, Joe           1191 [0]      1:0    Thoke, Amole       1300 [0]

Alex defies the time difference and beats David. Whilst Adrian continues on his quest. Calum beats Bobby and Richard beats Adam. So the time difference is impacting the games.

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Round 4

Results

No Name                   Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1254 [3]      0:1    Goss, Alex      1769 [3]  
 2 Glendinning, Calum     1369 [2]      1:0    Corr, David     1100 [2]  
 3 Gould, Richard         1751 [2]      1:0    Gunning, Joe    1191 [1]  
 4 Lavery, Robert         1584 [1]      0:1    Rushe, Adam     1513 [1]  
 5 Thoke, Amole           1300 [0]      0:1    Thompson, Bobby 1623 [0]  
And Alex does it again. Tight on time he keeps his unbeaten record with 4 out of 4. Calum and Richard are catching but do they have time? and can anyone take a point off Alex. The tournament is excellently balanced with a good mix of players strength.

 

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Round 5

Results

No Name               Rtg  Total  Result   Name                   Rtg  Total

 1 Goss, Alex         1769 [4]      0:1    Gould, Richard         1751 [3]  
 2 Glendinning, Calum 1369 [3]      1:0    Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1254 [3]  
 3 Rushe, Adam        1513 [2]      1:0    Gunning, Joe           1191 [1]  
 4 Corr, David        1100 [2]      1:0    Thoke, Amole           1300 [0]  
 5 Thompson, Bobby    1623 [1]      0:1    Lavery, Robert         1584 [1]  

Richard does it he beats Alex and opens up the competition. With Calum and Adrian fighting to take the challenge - Calum winning. We have 3 players on 4 points. Alex, Richard and Calum. With Alex having got their first the draw breaking system may give him better chances if theres a final draw after the next round.

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Civil Service Fun Tournament - Round 6

Results

No Name                   Rtg  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Total

 1 Gould, Richard         1751 [4]     .5:.5   Glendinning, Calum 1369 [4]  
 2 Rushe, Adam            1513 [3]      0:1    Goss, Alex         1769 [4]  
 3 Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1254 [3]      0:1    Corr, David        1100 [3]  
 4 Lavery, Robert         1584 [2]      1:0    Thoke, Amole       1300 [0]  
 5 Gunning, Joe           1191 [1]      1:0    Thompson, Bobby    1623 [1] 

Calum gets a good draw against Richard meaning Alex cant afford to loose. A tough game against Adam and he wins. David plays against his rival Adrian and gets a good win.

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Standings

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

  1   Goss, Alex             UCU   1769 5        14.5  22.0   19.0
 2-3  Glendinning, Calum     UCU   1369 4.5      13.5  19.5   14.5
      Gould, Richard         UCU   1751 4.5      12.5  17.5   15.5
  4   Corr, David                  1100 4        11.5  16.5   14.0
 5-7  Dornford-Smith, Adrian UCU   1254 3        16.0  22.0   15.0
      Rushe, Adam            UCU   1513 3        13.5  18.5   10.0
      Lavery, Robert         UCU   1584 3         9.0  14.0    9.0
  8   Gunning, Joe           UCU   1191 2        11.5  16.0    5.0
  9   Thompson, Bobby        UCU   1623 1        12.0  16.5    3.0
 10   Thoke, Amole                 1300 0        12.0  17.5    0.0

The Champion is Alex Goss

with a close second Calum Glendinning beating Richard Gould in the tie breaks.

Following the end of the final round we packed up the equipment and moved to the Awards.

First up were Alex and Calum for the Rapidplay tournament.

Then the (Non-UCU) Summer Tournament Virtual Winners

1st Overall : David Corr (66.6%)

2nd Overal : Chris Armstrong (65%)

Middle Section

1st : Adrian Dornford-Smith (56.3%)

2nd : Joseph Gunning (50%)

and finally the Summer Tournament Face to Face Winners

1st Overall : Adam Rushe (85.7%)

2nd Overall : Robert Lavery (75%)

Top Section

1st : Conor Spackman (66.7%)

Middle Section

1st : Adrian Dornford-Smith (55%)

2nd : Joseph Gunning (37.5%)

Lower Section

1st : Conal Boyle (61.1%)

2nd : David Corr (60%)

A big thankyou to all the players for making these tournaments possible.

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