Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Team Rapid - Capablancans Cruise to Victory

Congratulations to Scott's Capablancan team for easily winning the Wellington Team Rapid. Between rounds 5 and 6 I made a comment that they may not have come top if the scoring had been on game points not match points, and they responded with a most convincing 6 1/2 - 1/2 victory over the Alekhinians, so no disputing who the champions are!
There was one incident - two of the Fishbite team, including the captain, were unable to access the building as the door to Turnbull House had been taken off the latch. This was not some draconian new FIDE measure against stragglers, nor, as far as I am aware, deliberate nobbling by their round 5 opponents the Capablancans. We're not sure how it happened, but please be aware of it as an issue, and make sure when you enter the building that the door is still on the latch, thanks! Michael Hewson was ably replaced by our visitor from Malaysia Alan Ang, and Brian Nijman slightly less ably by me.

Here are the final cross table and results for rounds 5 and 6.

Capablancans Karpovians Alekhinians Fishbites
Capablancans xx 1 1 0.5 1 1 1 5.5
Karpovians 0 0 xx 1 1 1 1 4
Alekhinians 0.5 0 0 0 xx 1 1 2.5
Fishbites 0 0 0 0 0 0 xx 0

Round 5


Brian Nijman 0-1 (default) Scott Wastney

Marany Meyer 0-1 Bill Forster

Alan Ang 1/2-1/2 Alan Aldridge

Peter Stoeveken 1-0 Jonathon Whittle

Gordon Anderson 1/2-1/2 Hamish Shierlaw

John Gillespie 1-0 Dylan Frater

Harry Pham 0-1 Ken Heaton

Total 3-4


Anthony Ker 1-0 Russell Dive

Ross Jackson 0-1 Michael Nyberg

Lawrence Farrington 0-1 Marany Flack

Andrew Brockway 0-1 John Cook

Layla Timergazi 1-0 John Marney

Paul Frost 1-0 Matt Veldhuizen

Irek Timergazi 1-0 Andreas Theodosiou

Total 4-3

Round 6


Russell Dive 0-1 Scott Wastney

Michael Nyberg 0-1 Bill Forster

Mike Roberts 1/2-1/2 Alan Aldridge

John Cook 0-1 Jonathon Whittle

John Marney 0-1 Hamish Shierlaw

Matt Veldhuizen 0-1 Dylan Frater

Andreas Theodosiou 0-1 Ken Heaton

Total ½-6½


Anthony Ker 1-0 Ian Sellen

Ross Jackson 0-1 Marany Meyer

Lawrence Farrington 0-1 Alan Ang

Andrew Brockway 1-0 Peter Stoeveken

Layla Timergazi 1-0 Gordon Anderson

Paul Frost 1-0 John Gillespie

Irek Timergazi 1-0 Harry Pham

Total 5-2

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