The final matches of the Summer Cup were held on the 30th May and with the Winner/Runner Up and U120 Trophy all still wide open for a number of players there was plenty to play for. Plus of course a lot of players had their own personal target, for example to get 3 points or remain unbeaten throughout the Tournament, or finish in the top ten.
For the Summer Cup Dave Ireland(Black) played Mike Donnelly(White) and the match ended up a draw with Dave under a lot of pressure for most of the game. Mike Donnelly did say in analysis after the game there was a win for himself however as he had only 7 minutes on the clock to Daves 20 minutes this was probably not long enough to have found the win in the time he had left.
Ed Goodwin beat Nigel Morris which meant he tied with Dave Ireland on 5 points - having got out my slide rule, calculator and the most powerful computer money can buy I crunched the numbers and did a count back on both their previous games and the final result is : Dave Ireland came out the Winner with Ed Good win as Runner Up - it was very close - only half a point difference between them.
For the Gordon Cornell Trophy again any number of players could have won this, however Stan Whitmore is the overall winner on 3.5 points - again I had to use my slide rule, calculator and Deep Blue to work out the winner as he tied with John Conway on 3.5 points.
Round Up of the Competition:
Mike Donnelly secured third place with a draw against Dave Ireland.
Mike Johnson remained unbeaten throughout the Tournament with 4 draws, 1 win.
Paul Sweatman had a remarkable competition only loosing in the first round to Dave Ireland and then securing 4 draws and a win against mainly opponents who outgraded him.
Clive Blackburn also had an excellent competition again only loosing in the first round and then had four draws and a win.
As well as winning the U120 Stan Whitmore finished 5th overall in the competition.
Dave Filer was challenging all along for a top spot and only lost to Ed Goodwin in the fouth round. Dave finished fourth in the competition - an excellent result
Pete Smith finished with three points only loosing to Mike Donnelly. One win and four draws.
And that brings the competition to a close, so Congratulations to Dave Ireland, Ed Goodwin and Stan Whitmore and the trophies have been sent to the engravers and hopefully will be ready for presentation at the AGM next week.
I would just like to Thank all players for taking part and making the competition a success and I hope everyone enjoyed the Competition.
Match results from Round 6 (30th May)
D. Ireland .5 .5 M.Donnelly
E.Goodwin 1 0 N.Morris
Bava 0 1 D.Filer
S.Whitmore .5 .5 J.Conway
H.Jones .5 .5 M.Johnson
P.Sweatman .5 .5 J.Harris
P.Smith .5 .5 C.Blackburn
R.Watson 1 0 J.Loughnane
D.Adams 0 1 A.Franklin
W.Beeston .5 .5 I.Evans
T.White 0 1 G.Cornell
Total Scores after 6 rounds.
D. Ireland 5 - Winner
E.Goodwin 5 - Runner Up
S.Whitmore 3.5 - UI20 Winner