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Alan Burns Lacksidasical June 2018

On Sunday June 10th we had the final of this years Alan Burns Lacksidasicals. Afternoons of relaxing fun chess. The winner of the 2018 Alan Burns GrandPrix would be decided.

I dont always get to play in these tournaments but today we had an odd number - I played. Thinking my fast chess wouldnt be up to much, my rating is 1445 I hoped not to impact the results too much...

But as it would appear I won all the games I played!

Unfortunately the leader of the Grandprix Richard Gould wasnt present. So the field was quite open in the senior section. In the Junior section Ram Rajan leads and David Jackson and Chris Armstrong are reasonably close.

The standings in the Grandprix going into the tournament was:




Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3


Total Senior Senior Senior
1620 Richard Gould 18
8 10
1517 Robert Lavery 12.5 7 5.5
1653 Nial Troughton 12.5 7
5.5
1556 Mark Newman 10.5 5
5.5
1511 Ian Woodfield UCU 10 10

1782 John Masterson 10
10
2078 Stephen Scannell 8

8
1550 Ting Yan Lee 5.5
5.5



Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3


Total Junior Junior Junior
1481 Ram Rajan 17 10
7
1425 Colin Burcombe 17 8 7 2
1366 Peter Wilson 14
7 7
1427 David Jackson 10

10
1263 Chris Armstrong 10
10
1242 Vincent O'Brien 10 6 4
984 Paul Anderson 5 5

932 Ross Smith 4.5

4.5
1368 Tony Redden 4.5

4.5
1203 Adrian Dornford-Smith 4
4
870 Geoff Hindley 4
4
1390 Patrick McKillen 3

3

How would this be at the end of the tournament?

I will let the results speak for themselves with some photos - a couple of endgames - the time limit of 20mins + 5 allows for better endgames.

The two trophies have photos of Alan Burns on them - these tournaments are a brilliant way of celebrating Alans love of chess.

alan-trophy

Round 1

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name           Rtg  Total

 1 Ian Woodfield         1570 [0]      1:0    Adam Rushe     1277 [0]  
 2 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1172 [0]      0:1    Robert Lavery  1509 [0]  
 3 Ram Rajan             1481 [0]      1:0    Jim Finnegan   1100 [0]  
 4 Louie McConkey        1000 [0]      0:1    David Jackson  1427 [0]  
 5 Patrick McKillen      1390 [0]      1:0    Aaron Wafflart 1000 [0]  
 6 Andy Boal             857  [0]      1:0    Peter Wilson   1366 [0]  
 7 Chris Armstrong       1408 [0]     .5:.5   BYE                      
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

 

rd1-1
rd1-ending Louie has an excellent end position (left) against David Jackson. But in the end David wins.

 

Round 2

Results

No Name           Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 David Jackson  1427 [1]      1:0    Ian Woodfield         1570 [1]  
 2 Robert Lavery  1509 [1]      1:0    Patrick McKillen      1390 [1]  
 3 Andy Boal      857  [1]      0:1    Ram Rajan             1481 [1]  
 4 Peter Wilson   1366 [0]      0:1    Chris Armstrong       1408 [.5] 
 5 Adam Rushe     1277 [0]      0:1    Louie McConkey        1000 [0]  
 6 Aaron Wafflart 1000 [0]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1172 [0]  
 7 Jim Finnegan   1100 [0]      0:1    Mark Newman           1445 [0]  

 

rd2-1rd2-2
rd2-ending Again Louie and this time Adam Rushe have a close ending with Louie winning the game.

Round 3

Results

No Name             Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Ram Rajan        1481 [2]     .5:.5   Robert Lavery         1509 [2]  
 2 Chris Armstrong  1408 [1.5]    0:1    David Jackson         1427 [2]  
 3 Ian Woodfield    1570 [1]      1:0    Louie McConkey        1000 [1]  
 4 Patrick McKillen 1390 [1]      1:0    Andy Boal             857  [1]  
 5 Mark Newman      1445 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1172 [1]  
 6 Jim Finnegan     1100 [0]      0:1    Peter Wilson          1366 [0]  
 7 Aaron Wafflart   1000 [0]      1:0    Adam Rushe            1277 [0]  

 

Round 4

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Total

 1 David Jackson         1427 [3]      1:0    Ram Rajan        1481 [2.5]
 2 Robert Lavery         1509 [2.5]    0:1    Ian Woodfield    1570 [2]  
 3 Mark Newman           1445 [2]      1:0    Patrick McKillen 1390 [2]  
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1172 [1]      1:0    Chris Armstrong  1408 [1.5]
 5 Peter Wilson          1366 [1]      1:0    Aaron Wafflart   1000 [1]  
 6 Louie McConkey        1000 [1]      0:1    Andy Boal        857  [1]  
 7 Adam Rushe            1277 [0]      1:0    Jim Finnegan     1100 [0]  

 

rd4-1rd4-2
rd4-3

 

Round 5

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name           Rtg  Total

 1 David Jackson         1427 [4]      0:1    Mark Newman    1445 [3]  
 2 Ian Woodfield         1570 [3]      0:1    Ram Rajan      1481 [2.5]
 3 Andy Boal             857  [2]      0:1    Robert Lavery  1509 [2.5]
 4 Patrick McKillen      1390 [2]     .5:.5   Peter Wilson   1366 [2]  
 5 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1172 [2]      0:1    Adam Rushe     1277 [1]  
 6 Chris Armstrong       1408 [1.5]   .5:.5   Louie McConkey 1000 [1]  
 7 Aaron Wafflart        1000 [1]      1:0    Jim Finnegan   1100 [0]  

 

rd5-1rd5-2
rd5-3

rd5-ending

Another close endgame with Chris Armstrong and Louie - Pawns and Rooks. This ended in a draw.

Standings

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

 1-2  David Jackson         1427 4         8.5  14.0   14.0
      Mark Newman           1445 4         7.0  11.0   10.0
 3-4  Ram Rajan             1481 3.5       8.5  12.5   11.5
      Robert Lavery         1509 3.5       7.5  13.0   11.5
  5   Ian Woodfield         1570 3         9.0  14.5   10.0
 6-7  Patrick McKillen      1390 2.5       8.0  14.0    8.5
      Peter Wilson          1366 2.5       6.0   8.5    5.5
8-12  Andy Boal             857  2         8.5  13.5    7.0
      Adrian Dornford-Smith 1172 2         7.5  13.5    6.0
      Chris Armstrong       1408 2         7.0  12.5    7.0
      Aaron Wafflart        1000 2         6.5   9.0    4.0
      Adam Rushe            1277 2         5.5   8.5    3.0
 13   Louie McConkey        1000 1.5       7.0  13.0    4.5
14-15 Jim Finnegan          1100 0         8.0  14.0    0.0
      

Tournament Winner: David Jackson

Second: Mark Newman

Grading Prize: Andy Boal

GrandPrix

Senior Winner: Robert Lavery

Junior Winner: Ram Rajan

Best Place NCIS player (not winning a prize): Adrian Dornford-Smith




Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3 Tournament 4


Total Senior Senior Senior Senior
1517 Robert Lavery 20.5 7 5.5
8
1556 Mark Newman 20.5 5
5.5 10
1620 Richard Gould 18
8 10
1511 Ian Woodfield UCU 16 10

6
1653 Nial Troughton 12.5 7
5.5
1782 John Masterson 10
10

2078 Stephen Scannell 8

8
1550 Ting Yan Lee 5.5
5.5




Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3 Tournament 4


Total Junior Junior Junior Junior
1481 Ram Rajan 25 10
7 8
1427 David Jackson 20

10 10
1366 Peter Wilson 19.5
7 7 5.5
1425 Colin Burcombe 17 8 7 2
1263 Chris Armstrong 12.5
10
2.5
1242 Vincent O'Brien 10 6 4

1390 Patrick McKillen 8.5

3 5.5
1203 Adrian Dornford-Smith 6.5
4
2.5
984 Paul Anderson 5 5


932 Ross Smith 4.5

4.5
1368 Tony Redden 4.5

4.5
870 Geoff Hindley 4
4


Boal, Andy 2.5


2.5

Wafflart, Aaron 2.5


2.5

winners

 

 

 

 

 

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