Thursday, 30 May 2013

Summer Cup Round 5

Results of Round 5 of the Summer Cup.

Joshua won again keeping his 100% record in the competition and looking as though he will win the Summer Cup as he only needs a draw next week.

Although Dave Ireland is still hot on his heels!

J.Pink      1 0 R.Holmes
D.Ireland 1 0 E.Goodwin
Bava       1 0 J.Harris
J.McCann .5 .5 S.Doherty
C.Blackburn 1 0 D.Sheward
P.Sweatman 1 0 R.Sian
I.Evans 0.5 0.5 T.Sheasby
H.Jones 0.5 0.5 P.Smith
G.Cornell 0 1 G.Reason
S.Weaver 0 1 D.Rowlands



       J.Pink 5
Dave Ireland 4
       Bava  4
 R.Holmes 3
E.Goodwin 3
D.filer        1.5
I.Evans       2
S.Whitmore 2
P.Smith 2
R.Parekh 2.5
H.Jones   1.5
D.Sheward 2.5
C.Blackburn 3
W.Beeston 0.5
P.Sweatman 3
R.Sian         2
J.McCann   3
J.Harris       3
J.Faill          2
T.Sheasby   2.5
T.Gazzee    0
T.White     0
S.Doherty 3.5
G.Cornell  1
D.Rowlands 2.5
G.Reason    2
C.Dobson   0

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Summer Cup Round 4 Results

The Fourth round of the Summer Cup was held on Tuesday 21st May

The Match with the only two players on three points was between Dave Ireland and Joshua Pink (who has just joined us this season) J.Pink was playing with the white pieces and he eventually managed to gain a pawn in the end game and won a very close fought match. This is the first time time Dave Ireland has lost a game in the Summer cup for a long time. Could we soon have a new name on the cup ?

R. Holmes continued his run of excellent results and is now in second place on 3.5 points

Sean Doherty also continued his run of excellent results winning his match against John Faill. This is Sean's first tournament and has only just joined Coventry Chess Club.

Daniel Rowlands drew with P.Smith another player who is very quickly improving. Daniel hopes to get into Warwick University - but of course he will not dare switch to playing for University or so he tells me!

Fifth Round is next Tuesday 28th May.

Full Results

D.Ireland 0 1 J.Pink
E.Goodwin .5 .5 J.Harris
J.McCann 0 1 Bava
R.Holmes 1 0 C.Blackburn
I.Evans 0 1 H.Jones
J.Faill 0 1 S.Doherty
R.Sian 0 1 D.Sheward
S.Whitmore 1 0 T.Beesley
P.Smith 0 1 D.Rowlands AMENDMENT P.Smith 0.5 0.5 D.Rowlands
P.Sweatman 1 0 G.Reason
T.Gazee 0 1 G.Cornell
T. White 0 1 S.Weaver

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Summer Cup Round 3

Round 3 of the summer cup was held on the 14th May.

There were some very close games.With Dave Ireland yet again winning a tricky ending situation with Bava. Joshua Pink won his match against Ravi so both these players are now on 3 points and are the current tournament leaders.

Congratulations to G.Reason on getting his first point in the tournament and to J.Faill for beating another 2nd division player.

Full Results

D.Ireland 1 0 Bava
J.Pink      1 0 R.Sia
E.Goodwin 0.5 0.5 R.Holmes
I.Evans 0.5 0.5 D.Sheward
S.Whitmore 0 1 S.Doherty
J.Harris 1 0 D.Rowlands
C.Blackburn 1 0 P.Smith
J.McCann 1 0 P.Sweatman
W.Beeston 0 1 J.Fail
G.Reason 1  0 T.Beesley
G.Cornell 0 1 T.Sheasby
S.Weaver 1 0 C.Dobson

Other Notes

We intend to hold the Club AGM after the Summer Cup has finished. June 11th. Will confirm details later in the month.

John Harris was presented with the best newcomer trophy for last season. So congratulations to John on this achievement. John also helped the B team win the 2nd Division title.


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Summer Cup Round 2 Results - Coventry Chess

Round 2 of Coventry Chess Summer cup was played on the 7th and there were some excellent games.

Daniel Rowlands managed to take Dave Ireland down to a pawn ending. When most players would have settled for a draw, as expected Dave managed to find the win, a lesson in how to win pawn endings.

Rajan Parekh, fresh from his draw against a grade 175 at the 4 NCL, managed a closely fought draw with Wesley Beeston.

The Summer Cup yet again threw up a surprise result with Ravi Sian winning against Dave Filer.

Congratulations must go to Sean Doherty on winning his match. Sean has only just started playing OTB chess, so a very good result for him.

Some pics from last night's action:

Next Round is Tuesday 14th May. Full Results as follows:

 D.Ireland 1 0 D.Rowlands
 J.Pink 1 0 S.Weaver
 R.Holmes 1 0 S.Whitmore
 D.Filer 0 1 R.Sian
 W.Beeston 0.5 0.5 R.Parekh
 P.Smith 0 1 Bava
 J.Harris 1 0 H.Jones
 I.Evans 1 0 T.Beesley
 C.Blackburn 1 0 T.Gazee
 G.Cornell 0 1 P.Sweatman
G.Reason 0 1 D.Sheward
 T.White 0 1 S.Doherty
 T.Sheasby 1 0 C.Dobson

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Summer Cup Round 1 Results

D Ireland 1 0 P Sweatman
J.Pink      1 0 W.Beeston
E.Goodwin 1 0 D.Sheward
R.Holmes 1 0 C.Dobson
D.Filer 1 O T.White
P.Smith 1 0 T.Gazee
C.Blackburn 0 1 J.Fail
S.Whitmore 1 0 T.Sheasby
Bava 1 0 T.Beesley
J.McCann 1 0 G.Cornell
I.Evans 0 1 R.Parekh
S.Doherty 0 1 D.Rowlands

There were lots of hard fought games and plenty more to come over the next few weeks !
Next  Round Tuesday 7th May