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The fourth in the Alan Burns Lacksidasicals

The final in this years series of Alan Burns Lacksidadicals took place on 12th May at the NICS Pavilion.

The last of this years Alan Burns Lacksidasicals. Who would win the Grandprix?

The standings going into this final competition were:

Unfortunately Danny Roberts and Christopher Kelly were unable to attend. Having attended the previous 3 they lead the board. It would have been a good fight off. But this leaves the battle open between those attending this last event.

The Senior Section:

Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3
Total Senior Senior Senior
1805 Danny Roberts 23.5 8 10 5.5
1534 Christopher Kelly 22 6 7 9
1531 Mark Newman 14 10 4
1566 Robert Lavery 9.5 4 5.5
1570 Ian Woodfield 9 9
1524 Peter Wilson 8 5 3
1862 Daniel Diaz-Roncero Gonzalez 7 7
1610 Stephen Cullen 5 5
1900 Kiran Bemarkar 4 4
1847 David Blair 3 3

With Chris Armstrong missing its a battle to see if Adrian Dornford Smith can be placed with sufficient points to gain 8 or 9 points and beat chris.

The Junior section:

Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3
Total Junior Junior Junior
1412 Chris Armstrong 18 9 9
1197 Adrian Dornford-Smith 10 10
1490 Nial Troughton 9 9
1300 Joseph Gunning 9 9
1000 Tony Scullion 8 8
1237 Vincent O'Brien 5.5 5.5
1125 James Wong 5.5 5.5
1263 Adam Rushe 5 5
1200 Conor Aspell 5 5
877 Bartlomiej Rybicki 5 5
1182 Ciaran Rowan 4 4
924 Paul Anderson 3 3
1200 Ross Halpin 3 3
1300 Joseph Gunning 2 2

 

Round 1

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Richard Gould   1650 [0]      1:0    Adam Rushe            1263 [0]  
 2 Vincent O'Brien 1237 [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1570 [0]  
 3 Peter Wilson    1524 [0]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1191 [0]  
 4 Paul Anderson   924  [0]      1:0    David Jackson         1488 [0]  
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Two upsets Adrian Dornford-Smith wins against Peter Wilson and Paul Anderson has win over David Jackson.

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Round 2

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1191 [1]      0:1    Richard Gould   1650 [1]  
 2 Ian Woodfield         1570 [1]      1:0    Paul Anderson   924  [1]  
 3 Adam Rushe            1263 [0]      1:0    Peter Wilson    1524 [0]  
 4 David Jackson         1488 [0]      1:0    Vincent O'Brien 1237 [0]  

Adam Rushe gets a good win against Peter Wilson.

 

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Round 3

Results

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name            Rtg  Total

 1 Richard Gould         1650 [2]      1:0    Ian Woodfield   1570 [2]  
 2 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1191 [1]      0:1    David Jackson   1488 [1]  
 3 Paul Anderson         924  [1]      0:1    Adam Rushe      1263 [1]  
 4 Peter Wilson          1524 [0]     .5:.5   Vincent O'Brien 1237 [0]  

David Jackson beats Adrian and knocks chances off his winning the Grandprix. Vincent O'Brien has a good draw against Peter Wilson. The time controls allow for some good endgames to be played.

 

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Round 4

Results

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 David Jackson   1488 [2]      1:0    Richard Gould         1650 [3]  
 2 Ian Woodfield   1570 [2]      1:0    Adam Rushe            1263 [2]  
 3 Peter Wilson    1524 [.5]     1:0    Paul Anderson         924  [1]  
 4 Vincent O'Brien 1237 [.5]     1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1191 [1]  

White wins all. David Jackson challenges Richard Goulds lead and now 3 players share the lead on 3 points - its always nice to see a battle for first place.

 

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Round 5

Results

No Name          Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 David Jackson 1488 [3]      1:0    Ian Woodfield         1570 [3]  
 2 Richard Gould 1650 [3]      1:0    Peter Wilson          1524 [1.5]
 3 Adam Rushe    1263 [2]      1:0    Vincent O'Brien       1237 [1.5]
 4 Paul Anderson 924  [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1191 [1]  

The final round and Paul Anderson gets an excellent win over Adrian Dornford-Smith - a brilliant battle of open Kings and checks. Paul played brilliantly in a very exciting ending. And this probably means that Adrian cant beat Chris Armstrong in the Grand-prix.

At the top David Jackson has a good win over Ian Woodfield and Richard Gould wins over Peter Wilson. We will have to see in the tie break who wins todays tournament.

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Standings

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

 1-2  Richard Gould         1650 4         7.5  12.5   13.0
      David Jackson         1488 4         6.5  11.5   10.0
 3-4  Ian Woodfield         1570 3         9.0  14.5   11.0
      Adam Rushe            1263 3         6.5  12.0    8.0
  5   Paul Anderson         924  2         7.5  12.5    6.0
 6-7  Vincent O'Brien       1237 1.5       7.5  12.5    3.5
      Peter Wilson          1524 1.5       6.5  11.5    3.5

Richard Gould wins with David Jackson second and Adam Rushe winning the under 1450 grading prize.

winners

The final standings of the Grandprix. After spending some minutes putting the results into the spreadsheet we have the winners.

Danny Roberts wins the seniors.

Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3 Tournament 4
Total Senior Senior Senior Senior
1805 Danny Roberts 23.5 8 10 5.5
1534 Christopher Kelly 22 6 7 9
1570 Ian Woodfield 17 9 8
1531 Mark Newman 14 10 4
1524 Peter Wilson 14 5 3 6
1650 Richard Gould 10 10
1566 Robert Lavery 9.5 4 5.5
1862 Daniel Diaz-Roncero Gonzalez 7 7
1610 Stephen Cullen 5 5
1900 Kiran Bemarkar 4 4
1847 David Blair 3 3

Chris Armstrong wins the Junior section and Adrian Dornford-Smith wins the best placed NICS chess member prize.

Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Tournament 3 Tournament 4
Total Junior Junior Junior Junior
1412 Chris Armstrong 18 9 9
1197 Adrian Dornford-Smith 14 10 4
1263 Adam Rushe 13 5 8
1237 Vincent O'Brien 10.5 5.5 5
1488 David Jackson 10 10
1490 Nial Troughton 9 9
1300 Joseph Gunning 9 9
924 Paul Anderson 9 3 6
1000 Tony Scullion 8 8
1125 James Wong 5.5 5.5
1200 Conor Aspell 5 5
877 Bartlomiej Rybicki 5 5
1182 Ciaran Rowan 4 4
1200 Ross Halpin 3 3
1300 Joseph Gunning 2 2

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See you all next year. A brilliant way to remember one of our fantastic members who played exciting chess - Alan Burns.

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