Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Summer Cup - Round 4 Results

Round 4 of the Summer Cup was held last night. Here are some of the highlights!

Dave Ireland and Andy Ward both won their matches, meaning that they are both now on 3.5 points. So, this means next week week they will play each other to see who can potentially become the outright leader.

The Gordon Gornell U120 is closely contested with Howard Jones and Paul Sweatman both on 2.5 points.

Howard Jones played well to get a draw against Ed Goodwin and Dragomir continued his good run winning against Stan Whitmore.

Paul Sweatman again continued his impressive run in the Tournament with a good win over Alan Franklin to now give Paul a total of 2.5 points for the Tournament.

Bob Holmes beat Wesley Beeston, however Bob did admit afterwards he was one move away from resigning if Wesley had moved his bishop to attack Bob's queen.

David Adams  completed another good win to give him two points for the competition.

Round 5 next week 3rd May. Start time 7.30pm.

Full list of results 

D. Filer  0  1 D.Ireland
A.Ward  1  0 P.Smith
E.Goodwin .5 .5 H.Jones
Dragomir 1  0 S.Whitmore
C.Blackburn 0 1 Bava
R.Holmes 1 0 W.Beeston
P.Sweatman 1 0 A.Franklin
G.Cornell 0 1 J.Conway
D.Adams 1 0 I.Evans
J.Loughnane 1 0 N.Weaver
S.Weaver .5 .5 M.Johnson

Overall Scores:

D.Ireland     3.5
A.Ward        3.5
D.Filer        3
Dragomir    3
P.Sweatman 2.5 U120
Ed Goodwin 2.5
Bava            2.5
Bob Holmes 2.5
H.Jones       2.5 U120
C.Blackburn 2 U120
S.Whitmore 2 U120
P.Smith       2 U120
S.Weaver     2 U120
D.Adams     2  U120
W.Beeston   1.5 U120
M.Johnson  1.5
G.Cornell    1   U120
T.White       1    U120
I.Evans        1    U120
A.Franklin   1   U120
J.Loughnane  1 U120
T.Gazee       0   U120
N.Weaver     0 UI20

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Summer Cup - Round 3 Results

Round 3 of the Summer Cup was held last night and the very close position of the top 10 players continues, for both the Main Competition and the U120 Gordon Cornell Trophy.
Dave Filer continued his winning ways and is still the clear leader on 3 points - is he the Leicester City of the Summer Cup !

Dave Ireland manged to win against Bob Holmes in a very tight end game, this now gives Dave 2.5 points. Andy Ward won against Wesley Beeston to give him 2.5 points.
Paul Sweatman again played well after his win last week and got a hard fought draw against Howard Jones -  a contender for the Gordon Cornell Cup?

Dragomir, drew with Ed Goodwin, the second First Division player he has held to a draw.

Clive Blackburn also won after Ian Evans sacrificed his queen ! when in time trouble. 

There were also wins for  Pete Smith, Stan Whitmore, Alan Franklin, David Adams and Simon Weaver.

The full results are below.

4th Round to be held next week 26/4/2016 normal start time 7.30pm.

D.Filer 1 0 Bava
D.Ireland 1 0 R.Holmes
A.Ward 1 0 W.Beeston
E.Goodwin .5 .5 Dragomir
H.Jones .5 .5 P.Sweatman
P.Smith 1  0  G.Cornell
S.Whitmore 1  0 T.White
C.Blackburn  1  0 I.Evans
A.Franklin 1 0 J.Loughnane
D.Adams  10  N.Weaver
S.Weaver 1 0 T.Gazee

Outstanding Round 2 match played 18/4/2016

E.Goodwin 1 0 S.Weaver 

Overall Scores:

D.Filer        3
D.Ireland     2.5
A.Ward        2.5
C.Blackburn 2 U120
S.Whitmore 2 U120
P.Smith       2 U120
H.Jones       2 U120
Dragomir    2
Ed Goodwin 2
Bava            1.5
Bob Holmes 1.5
W.Beeston   1.5 U120
P.Sweatman 1.5 U120
G.Cornell    1   U120
T.White       1    U120
I.Evans        1    U120
S.Weaver     1.5 U120
A.Franklin   1   U120
D.Adams     1  U120
M.Johnson  1
N.Weaver     0 UI20
J.loughnane  0 U120
T.Gazee       0   U120

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Summer Cup - Round 2 Results

The secound round of the Summer Cup matches, took place last night and all top three boards drew their matches. This now means after only two rounds there is only one player with 2 points - Dave Filer - I can not ever remember this happening in the Cup at such an early stage.

Dragomir did exceptionally well in drawing with Dave Ireland - the final position was a dead draw.

Howard Jones also did very well against  new club member Andy Ward, again gaining a draw after being a pawn down for a large part of the game.

As I mentioned earlier Dave Filer now has two points after completing a win against Pete Smith and is top of the table. Gordon Cornell also won last night - does this mean he may be the first winner of the Gordon Cornell U120 Trophy!

Paul Sweatman had an impressive win over John Conway, who is graded 126. An excellent result for Paul.

There was also the KO Cup final held between Kenilworth and Chelmsley Wood. Chelmsley Wood did win the final as Mark Page surprisingly lost on Board 1 and Mike Donnelly drew on Board 2. So with the handicap Chelmsley Wood are the winners.

However, two things arose which are worth noting, a Chelmsley Wood players mobile went off (three times) so his opponent could have claimed the game - three times!

Secondly, a basic rule of chess, but again this situation arose on Board 1 in the Cup match and a game in the Summer Cup.
The player was using one hand to move the piece and the other hand to operate the clock. Clearly this is not allowed and in a time scramble it can be critical.

Round 3 next week:-  Tuesday 19th April. 7.30pm 

Here are all the results from last night:

12/4/16 Round 2 

D.Ireland   .5  .5 Dragomir
A.Ward     .5  .5  H.Jones
Bava         .5  .5  W.Beeston
R.Holmes  1  0  S.Whitmore
D.Filer       1  0  P.Smith
A.Franklin 0  1  I.Evans
J.Loughnane 0 1 G.Cornell
C.Blackburn 1 0 T.Gazee
P.Sweatman  1 0 J.Conway
T.White         1 0 N.Weaver

Overall Scores
D.Filer        2
D.Ireland     1.5
A.Ward        1.5
Bava            1.5
Bob Holmes 1.5
Ed Goodwin 1.5
W.Beeston   1.5 U120
H.Jones       1.5 U120
Dragomir    1.5
P.Sweatman 1 U120
C.Blackburn 1 U120
M.Johnson  1
S.Whitmore 1 U120
P.Smith       1 U120
G.Cornell    1   U120
T.White       1    U120
I.Evans        1    U120
S.Weaver     .5 U120
J.loughnane  0 U120
T.Gazee       0   U120
A.Franklin   0   U120
D.Adams      0  U120
N.Weaver     0 UI20

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Summer Cup - Round 1 Results

The first matches in the Summer Cup were played yesterday evening (5/4/16) and despite this being the first round with the seeds expected to win early the first match did not finish until well past 9.30pm. So none of the seeds had an easy ride, even in the first round. However the only unseeded player to eventually win was Stan Whitmore with an excellent win over John Conway. Bob Holmes also drew with Simon Weaver.

Next Round is next week Tuesday 12th April. 7.30pm start.

Full list of results

D.Ireland 1 0 J.Loughnane
A.Ward    1 0 P.Sweatman
Bava        1 0 T.Gazee
M.Johnson 1 0 G.Cornell
D.Filer       1 0 T.White
J.Conway  0 1 S.Whitmore
Bob Holmes .5 .5 S.Weaver
W.Beeston   1 0 I.Evans
H.Jones       1 0 A.Franklin
Dragomir 1 0 C.Blackburn
P.Smith     1 0 D.Adams

As mentioned before this year we have a brand new trophy for players graded U120. I have highlighted these players below. 

D.Ireland     1
A.Ward        1
Bava            1
M.Johnson  1
D.Filer        1
S.Whitmore 1 U120
W.Beeston   1 U120
H.Jones       1 U120
Dragomir    1
P.Smith       1 U120
Bob Holmes .5
S.Weaver     .5 U120
J.loughnane  0 U120
P.Sweatman  0 U120
T.Gazee       0   U120
G.Cornell    0   U120
T.White       0    U120
I.Evans         0    U120
A.Franklin    0   U120
C.Blackburn 0 U120
D.Adams      0  U120