Monday, 24 July 2017

Julian Mazur Memorial 2017 Starts

Finally I'm up to date!

Last Thursday saw the start of the Julian Mazur Memorial, an eight round Swiss with time control of 75 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

A very respectable 51 players signed up, although one of those seems to have dropped out already (Brian Nijman).

This being the first round of Swiss, you expect a bit of carnage, with the top half of the draw hoping to savage the bottom half. This by and large did not happen, with many closely fought battles. The highest profile scalp was Andrew Stone, who seemed out of sorts against Juan van der Anker, and lost quickly even though he had the white pieces. Don Stracy also lost convincingly to young Nathan Hall. Visiting exchange student Aurian de Briey (from Belgium) was a slightly unknown quantity and ended up beating Lawrence Farrington when the latter made a mess of the bishop and pawn endgame.
And finally, as regards upsets, Andreas Theodosiou earned a very respectable draw against Phillip Coghini.
I won't bother with a cross table after round 1. Here are the results, and the provisional pairings for round 2. These pairings are very dependent on everyone turning up, please take them with a pinch of salt.




Round 1 results

No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                     Loc  Total

 1 Ker, Anthony         2474 [0]      1:0    Dixon, Hamish            1698 [0]  
 2 Wevers, Alexis       1641 [0]      0:1    Dive, Russell            2426 [0]  
 3 Timergazi, Layla     2174 [0]      1:0    Wight, Joshua            1629 [0]  
 4 Sole, Michael        1586 [0]      0:1    Croad, Nic               2375 [0]  
 5 Nijman, Brian        2153 [0]      -:+    Meravanage, Satwik       1524 [0]  
 6 Darr, Samuel         1505 [0]      0:1    Perry, Roger             2125 [0]  
 7 Stone, Andrew        2118 [0]      0:1    Van der Anker, Juan      1501 [0]  
 8 Proctor, Matthew     1464 [0]      0:1    Sellen, Ian              2079 [0]  
 9 Jackson, Ross        2054 [0]      1:0    Kibblewhite, Daniel      1451 [0]  
10 Tagos, Bernardo      1433 [0]      0:1    Nyberg, Michael          2032 [0]  
11 Rossiter, Philip     1945 [0]      1:0    He, Caleb                1416 [0]  
12 Del Favero, Marcus   1410 [0]      0:1    Aldridge, Alan           1942 [0]  
13 Coghini, Phillip     1888 [0]      ½:½    Theodosiou, Andreas      1392 [0]  
14 Zhao, Aiden          1305 [0]      0:1    Barraza, Jesse           1871 [0]  
15 Farrington, Lawrence 1855 [0]      0:1    De Briey, Aurian         1300 [0]  
16 Leask, Hamish        1300 [0]      0:1    Benitez, Edgar           1750 [0]  
17 Mullan, Brett        1750 [0]      1:0    Asher, Bruce             1288 [0]  
18 Sknar, Andriy        1266 [0]      0:1    Forlong-Ford, Colwyn     1739 [0]  
19 Chen, Wei Kai        1732 [0]      1:0    Jacobsen-Grocott, Josiah 1200 [0]  
20 Hall, Nathan         1063 [0]      1:0    Stracy, Don              1731 [0]  
21 Day, Fabian          1726 [0]      1:0    He, Paul                 1051 [0]  
22 Nagrecha, Prashant   899  [0]      1:0    BYE                                
23 Wastney, Scott       2391 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
24 Forster, Bill        2094 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
25 Brockway, Andrew     1877 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
26 Stoeveken, Peter     1863 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
27 Winter, Ryan         1715 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
28 Thorpe, Richard      1630 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
29 Stannard, Bobby      1481 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                
30 Bennett, Sarah       1452 [0]      ½:½    BYE                                




Round 2 Provisional Pairings

No Name                     Loc  Total  Result   Name                 Loc  Total

 1 Barraza, Jesse           1871 [1]       :     Ker, Anthony         2474 [1]  
 2 Dive, Russell            2426 [1]       :     Mullan, Brett        1750 [1]  
 3 Benitez, Edgar           1750 [1]       :     Timergazi, Layla     2174 [1]  
 4 Croad, Nic               2375 [1]       :     Chen, Wei Kai        1732 [1]  
 5 Perry, Roger             2125 [1]       :     Day, Fabian          1726 [1]  
 6 Sellen, Ian              2079 [1]       :     Meravanage, Satwik   1524 [1]  
 7 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn     1739 [1]       :     Jackson, Ross        2054 [1]  
 8 Nyberg, Michael          2032 [1]       :     Hall, Nathan         1063 [1]  
 9 Van der Anker, Juan      1501 [1]       :     Rossiter, Philip     1945 [1]  
10 Aldridge, Alan           1942 [1]       :     Nagrecha, Prashant   899  [1]  
11 De Briey, Aurian         1300 [1]       :     Wastney, Scott       2391 [.5] 
12 Forster, Bill            2094 [.5]      :     Winter, Ryan         1715 [.5] 
13 Thorpe, Richard          1630 [.5]      :     Coghini, Phillip     1888 [.5] 
14 Brockway, Andrew         1877 [.5]      :     Stannard, Bobby      1481 [.5] 
15 Stoeveken, Peter         1863 [.5]      :     Bennett, Sarah       1452 [.5] 
16 Theodosiou, Andreas      1392 [.5]      :     Stone, Andrew        2118 [0]  
17 Tagos, Bernardo          1433 [0]       :     Farrington, Lawrence 1855 [0]  
18 Stracy, Don              1731 [0]       :     Del Favero, Marcus   1410 [0]  
19 Dixon, Hamish            1698 [0]       :     Zhao, Aiden          1305 [0]  
20 He, Caleb                1416 [0]       :     Wevers, Alexis       1641 [0]  
21 Wight, Joshua            1629 [0]       :     Leask, Hamish        1300 [0]  
22 Asher, Bruce             1288 [0]       :     Sole, Michael        1586 [0]  
23 Jacobsen-Grocott, Josiah 1200 [0]       :     Darr, Samuel         1505 [0]  
24 He, Paul                 1051 [0]       :     Proctor, Matthew     1464 [0]  
25 Kibblewhite, Daniel      1451 [0]       :     Sknar, Andriy        1266 [0]  







Saturday, 22 July 2017

Dive Takes Rapid and Blitz Titles

The Club Rapid (25 mins + 10 second increment) finished earlier this month and the title was successfully defended by Russell Dive - congratulations!

Bizarrely, the top 3 names AND scores were exactly the same as in last year's Rapid - Dive 9, Croad 8.5, Ker 7.5.

Russell also successfully defended his Blitz title with a perfect 5/5 in the final (last year he only got 4/5 but still won).

Here is the final cross table for the Rapid:

No Name                     Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10  

1  Dive, Russell            2387 9     17:1 24:1  5:1  4:1  3:1  2:½  6:1  8:1 11:1  9:½
2  Croad, Nic               2322 8.5   25:1 16:1  8:1  3:0  5:1  1:½  7:1  4:1  9:1 11:1
3  Ker, Anthony             2379 7.5   36:1 12:1  9:1  2:1  1:0  8:1  4:0 10:1  6:1  5:½
4  Nyberg, Michael          2025 6.5   34:1 14:1 26:1  1:0 13:½ 12:1  3:1  2:0  0:½  0:½
5  Jackson, Ross            1932 6.5   29:1 10:1  1:0 19:1  2:0 28:1  8:0 25:1 18:1  3:½
6  Sellen, Ian              2016 6.5    0:½  0:½ 17:1 11:½ 16:1 13:1  1:0 21:1  3:0  8:1
7  Winter, Ryan             1652 6.5    0:½  0:½ 38:1 23:1  8:0 17:1  2:0 14:½ 16:1 12:1
8  Aldridge, Alan           1883 6     33:1 19:1  2:0 28:1  7:1  3:0  5:1  1:0 13:1  6:0
9  Stone, Andrew            1904 6     38:1 18:1  3:0 16:½ 10:1 11:1  0:½  0:½  2:0  1:½
10 Day, Fabian              1551 6     43:1  5:0 22:½ 26:1  9:0 36:1 12:1  3:0 24:½ 21:1
11 Forster, Bill            2003 5.5   32:½ 27:1 13:1  6:½ 12:½  9:0 18:1 16:1  1:0  2:0
12 Stoeveken, Peter         1689 5.5   30:1  3:0 25:1 18:1 11:½  4:0 10:0 37:1 14:1  7:0
13 Benitez, Edgar           1700 5.5   40:1 20:1 11:0 14:1  4:½  6:0 16:0 29:1  8:0 23:1
14 Brockway, Andrew         1558 5.5   42:1  4:0 20:1 13:0 36:½ 22:½ 28:1  7:½ 12:0 18:1
15 Barraza, Jesse           1798 5.5   20:0 32:1  0:½  0:½  0:0  0:0 30:1 33:1 23:½ 24:1
16 Chen, Wei Kai            1650 5     31:1  2:0 34:1  9:½  6:0 19:1 13:1 11:0  7:0  0:½
17 Sole, Michael            1488 5      1:0 41:1  6:0 20:1 26:1  7:0 22:1 18:0  0:½  0:½
18 Tagos, Bernardo          1542 5     35:1  9:0 29:1 12:0 34:1 23:1 11:0 17:1  5:0 14:0
19 Thorpe, Richard          1500 5     23:1  8:0 27:1  5:0 29:1 16:0  0:½  0:½ 21:0 30:1
20 Hall, Nathan             1200 5     15:1 13:0 14:0 17:0 30:0 35:1 34:½ 22:1 29:½ 26:1
21 Farrington, Lawrence     1591 5     27:0 22:0 32:1 38:1 23:0 31:1 37:1  6:0 19:1 10:0
22 Jacobsen-Grocott, Josiah 1200 5     37:0 21:1 10:½ 24:0 41:1 14:½ 17:0 20:0 31:1 29:1
23 He, Caleb                997  4.5   19:0 33:1 43:1  7:0 21:1 18:0  0:½  0:½ 15:½ 13:0
24 Rabina, Romeo            1700 4.5   41:1  1:0 28:0 22:1  0:½  0:½ 25:0 36:1 10:½ 15:0
25 Wevers, Alexis           1363 4      2:0 31:1 12:0 41:1  0:½  0:½ 24:1  5:0  0:0  0:0
26 He, Paul                 950  4      0:1 37:1  4:0 10:0 17:0 29:0  0:½  0:½ 33:1 20:0
27 Darr, Samuel             1081 4     21:1 11:0 19:0 34:0  0:½  0:½ 38:1 28:1  0:0  0:0
28 Wight, Joshua            1412 4      0:½  0:½ 24:1  8:0 37:1  5:0 14:0 27:0 30:0 38:1
29 Van der Anker, Juan      1300 4      5:0 42:1 18:0 30:1 19:0 26:1 36:½ 13:0 20:½ 22:0
30 Stannard, Bobby          1118 4     12:0 34:0 35:1 29:0 20:1 32:0 15:0 41:1 28:1 19:0
31 Del Favero, Marcus       1100 4     16:0 25:0 33:1 32:0 35:1 21:0 39:0 38:1 22:0 41:1
32 Leask, Hamish            1300 4     11:½ 15:0 21:0 31:1 38:0 30:1 33:0 34:0 37:1 35:½
33 Meravanage, Satwik       1217 4      8:0 23:0 31:0  0:½ 42:½ 41:1 32:1 15:0 26:0 37:1
34 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn     1315 3.5    4:0 30:1 16:0 27:1 18:0  0:0 20:½ 32:1  0:0  0:0
35 Zhao, Aiden              1032 3.5   18:0 38:0 30:0 42:1 31:0 20:0  0:½  0:½ 41:1 32:½
36 Konakanchi, Karthik      1382 3      3:0 40:1  0:½  0:½ 14:½ 10:0 29:½ 24:0  0:0  0:0
37 Dixon, Hamish            1724 3     22:1 26:0  0:½  0:½ 28:0 38:1 21:0 12:0 32:0 33:0
38 Theodosiou, Andreas      1283 3      9:0 35:1  7:0 21:0 32:1 37:0 27:0 31:0 42:1 28:0
39 Benitez, Ric             1500 2.5    0:½  0:½  0:0  0:0  0:0  0:0 31:1 40:½  0:0  0:0
40 Konakanchi, Pramodh      1178 2     13:0 36:0  0:½  0:½  0:0  0:0 41:½ 39:½  0:0  0:0
41 Asher, Bruce             1123 1.5   24:0 17:0 42:1 25:0 22:0 33:0 40:½ 30:0 35:0 31:0
42 Kibblewhite, Daniel      1059 1     14:0 29:0 41:0 35:0 33:½  0:½  0:0  0:0 38:0  0:0
43 Sknar, Andriy            1036 .5    10:0  0:½ 23:0  0:0  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Autumn Cup 2017 Final Results

Sorry for the delay. I'm going to try to do a quick catch up of results before posting for the Julian Mazur Memorial that starts tomorrow.

The Autumn Cup finished in June and comprised eight graded round robin groups of six.
A number of games, particularly in the lower divisions, were not played, some of which were double defaults.

Congratulations to the winners:

Grade A - Anthony Ker
Grade B - Michael Nyberg
Grade C - Philip Rossiter
Grade D - Wei Kai Chen and Edgar Benitez
Grade E - Michael Sole
Grade F - Sarah Bennett and Samuel Darr
Grade G - Daniel Kibblewhite and Hamish Leask
Grade H - Bruce Asher and Andriy Sknar

A group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Ker, Anthony 2474 4.5 * ½ 1 1 1 1
2 Wastney, Scott 2391 3 ½ * ½ 0 1 1
3 Croad, Nic 2375 3 0 ½ * ½ 1 1
4 Dive, Russell 2426 2.5 0 1 ½ * 0 1
5 Nijman, Brian 2153 1 0 0 0 1 * 0
6 Perry, Roger 2125 1 0 0 0 0 1 *

B Group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Nyberg, Michael 2032 4 * 0 1 1 1 1
2 Pomeroy, Arthur 2075 3.5 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1
3 Stone, Andrew 2118 2.5 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½
4 Forster, Bill 2094 2.5 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1
5 Sellen, Ian 2079 2 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1
6 Jackson, Ross 2054 .5 0 0 ½ 0 0 *

C Group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Rossiter, Philip 1945 3.5 * ½ 1 0 1 1
2 Aldridge, Alan 1942 3 ½ * 1 0 ½ 1
3 Barraza, Jesse 1871 3 0 0 * 1 1 1
4 Stoeveken, Peter 1863 2 1 1 0 * 0 0
5 Brockway, Andrew 1877 2 0 ½ 0 1 * ½
6 Farrington, Lawrence 1855 1.5 0 0 0 1 ½ *

D Group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Benitez, Edgar   3 * 1 0 0 1 1
2 Chen, Wei Kai 1732 3 0 * 1 0 1 1
3 Stracy, Don 1731 2.5 1 0 * ½ ½ ½
4 Day, Fabian 1726 2 1 0 ½ * ½ 0
5 Winter, Ryan 1715 2 0 0 ½ ½ * 1
6 Rabina, Romeo 1771 1.5 0 0 ½ 1 0 *

E Group

No Name Rtg Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Sole, Michael   1586 4.5 * 1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Wevers, Alexis   1641 3 0 * 0 1 1 1
3 Wight, Joshua   1629 3 ½ 1 * 0 ½ 1
4 Thorpe, Richard   1630 3 0 0 1 * 1 1
5 Benitez, Ric     1 0 0 ½ 0 * ½
6 Meravanage, Satwik   1524 .5 0 0 0 0 ½ *

F Group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Bennett, Sarah 1452 4 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1
2 Darr, Samuel 1505 4 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1
3 Van der Anker, Juan 1501 2.5 0 0 * 1 ½ 1
4 Stannard, Bobby 1481 2 ½ ½ 0 * 0 1
5 Proctor, Matthew 1464 1.5 0 0 ½ 0 * 1
6 Konakanchi, Karthik 1499 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

G Group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Kibblewhite, Daniel 1451 4 * 1 0 1 1 1
2 Leask, Hamish   4 0 * 1 1 1 1
3 Theodosiou, Andreas 1392 3 1 0 * 0 1 1
4 Tagos, Bernardo 1433 2 0 0 1 * 0 1
5 He, Caleb 1416 2 0 0 0 1 * 1
6 Zhao, Aiden 1305 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

H Group

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Asher, Bruce 1288 3.5 * ½ 1 1 0 1
2 Sknar, Andriy 1266 3.5 ½ * 0 1 1 1
3 Jacobsen, Josiah   3 0 1 * 0 1 1
4 Hall, Nathan   3 0 0 1 * 1 1
5 He, Paul 1051 2 1 0 0 0 * 1
6 Konakanchi, Pramodh 1129 0 0 0 0 0 0 *



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Photos from the Autumn Cup





A very full room for round 1

Andreas and Hamish playing their crazy game

Ker on his way to beating Nijman

Croad v Wastney - a draw

Kibblewhite v Tagos (win to Kibblewhite)








Thursday, 11 May 2017

Autumn Cup Round 3: Anthony and Russell Win

Just the results for now, more later
Well done to Russell and Anthony for their important wins!

A Grade

Results

No Name           Result   Name          

 1 Dive, R (2)      1:0    Wastney, S (6)
 2 Ker, A (3)       1:0    Croad, N (1)  
 3 Nijman, B (4)    0:1    Perry, R (5)  
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Ker, Anthony 2474 3 *   1 1   1
2 Dive, Russell 2426 2.5   * ½ 1 1  
3 Croad, Nic 2375 1 0 ½ *   ½  
4 Perry, Roger 2125 1 0 0   *   1
5 Wastney, Scott 2391 .5   0 ½   *  
6 Nijman, Brian 2153 0 0     0   *

B Grade

Results

No Name             Result   Name         

 1 Jackson, Ross      ½:½    Stone, Andrew
 2 Nyberg, Michael    1:0    Forster, Bill
 3 Pomeroy, Arthur     :     Sellen, Ian  
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Pomeroy, Arthur 2075 1.5 * ½   1    
2 Stone, Andrew 2118 1.5 ½ * ½     ½
3 Forster, Bill 2094 1.5   ½ * 0   1
4 Nyberg, Michael 2032 1 0   1 *    
5 Sellen, Ian 2079 1         * 1
6 Jackson, Ross 2054 .5   ½ 0   0 *

C Grade

Results

No Name               Result   Name            

 1 Barraza, J (2)       1:0    Stoeveken, P (6)
 2 Brockway, A (3)      ½:½    Aldridge, A (1) 
 3 Farrington, L (4)    0:1    Rossiter, P (5) 
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Rossiter, Philip 1945 3 *   1   1 1
2 Aldridge, Alan 1942 1.5   *   0 ½ 1
3 Farrington, Lawrence 1855 1.5 0   * 1 ½  
4 Stoeveken, Peter 1863 1   1 0 *   0
5 Brockway, Andrew 1877 1 0 ½ ½   *  
6 Barraza, Jesse 1871 1 0 0   1   *

D Grade

Results

No Name           Result   Name          

 1 Day, Fabian      ½:½    Winter, Ryan  
 2 Chen, Wei Kai    0:1    Benitez, Edgar
 3 Rabina, Romeo     :     Stracy, Don   
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Day, Fabian 1726 2 * 1 ½   ½  
2 Benitez, Edgar   2 0 * 1 1    
3 Winter, Ryan 1715 1.5 ½ 0 *     1
4 Chen, Wei Kai 1732 1   0   *   1
5 Stracy, Don 1731 .5 ½       *  
6 Rabina, Romeo 1771 0     0 0   *

E Grade

No Name               Total  Result   Name           Total

 1 Meravanage, Satwik [.5]      :     Wight, Joshua  [0]  
 2 Sole, Michael      [2]      1:0    Benitez, Ric   [.5] 
 3 Thorpe, Richard    [1]      0:1    Wevers, Alexis [1]  


No Name Rtg Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Sole, Michael   1586 3 * 1 1 1    
2 Wevers, Alexis   1641 2 0 * 1   1  
3 Thorpe, Richard   1630 1 0 0 *     1
4 Benitez, Ric     .5 0     * ½  
5 Meravanage, Satwik   1524 .5   0   ½ *  
6 Wight, Joshua   1629 0     0     *

F Grade

Results

No Name               Result   Name                

 1 Darr, S (2)          1:0    Van der Anker, J (6)
 2 Proctor, M (3)       0:1    Bennett, S (1)      
 3 Konakanchi, K (4)     :     Stannard, B (5)     
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Bennett, Sarah 1452 2.5 * ½ 1     1
2 Darr, Samuel 1505 1.5 ½ *       1
3 Proctor, Matthew 1464 0 0   *      
4 Konakanchi, Karthik 1499 0       *    
5 Stannard, Bobby 1481 0         *  
6 Van der Anker, Juan 1501 0 0 0       *


G Grade

Results

No Name                 Result   Name               

 1 Leask, Hamish          1:0    Zhao, Aiden        
 2 Kibblewhite, Daniel    1:0    He, Caleb          
 3 Tagos, Bernardo        1:0    Theodosiou, Andreas
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Leask, Hamish   3 *     1 1 1
2 Kibblewhite, Daniel 1451 2   * 1 1    
3 Tagos, Bernardo 1433 2   0 *   1 1
4 He, Caleb 1416 0 0 0   *    
5 Theodosiou, Andreas 1392 0 0   0   *  
6 Zhao, Aiden 1305 0 0   0     *

H Grade

Results

No Name             Result   Name             

 1 Hall, N (2)        0:1    Sknar, A (6)     
 2 He, P (3)          1:0    Asher, B (1)     
 3 Jacobsen, J (4)     :     Konakanchi, P (5)
No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
1 Jacobsen, Josiah   2 *   1 1    
2 Asher, Bruce 1288 1.5   * ½ 0 1  
3 Sknar, Andriy 1266 1.5 0 ½ *   1  
4 He, Paul 1051 1 0 1   *    
5 Hall, Nathan   1   0 0   * 1
6 Konakanchi, Pramodh 1129 0         0 *