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The Summer tournament award ceremony took place on 27th September

Always a brilliant evening the Summer Tournament award ceremony and a thrilling quick play with a difference....

On the last wednesday of september chess players gather - in this case 20 players - of all strenghts. They play a tournament with a difference - a difference in times calculated from the difference on the players ratings - One player could end up with 2mins against their opponents 18mins - all the games times added up to 20mins. A great way of equalising the playing field - would their be upsets? Games where a winning position is lost because of no time to complete - or in time trouble.... All part of this beautiful game.

 

Summer Quickplay - Round 1

No Name                Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1913 [0]      1:0    Ram Rajan             1478 [0]  
 2 David Seaby         1338 [0]      0:1    Stephen Rush          1901 [0]  
 3 David Ruben         1714 [0]      0:1    CJ Murphy             1276 [0]  
 4 Dmitry Zelenchuk    1265 [0]      1:0    Bobby Thompson        1623 [0]  
 5 John Bradley        1605 [0]      0:1    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1226 [0]  
 6 Ranjit Singh        1100 [0]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1590 [0]  
 7 Daniil Zelenchuk    1587 [0]      0:1    Barney McGahan        1075 [0]  
 8 Geoff Hindley       870  [0]      0:1    Ian Woodfield         1511 [0]  
 9 Mark Newman         1556 [0]      1:0    Neil Green            1669 [0]  
10 Derek Truesdale     1465 [0]      0:1    Boal Andy             848  [0]  
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Round 1 and a few upsets showing the challenge and effectiveness of the time differences. Cathal Murphy beat David Ruben, Dmitry Zelenchuk beat Bobby Thompson, Adrian Dornford-Smith beat John Bradley, Barney McGahan beat Daniil Zelenchuk. These results could open up the competition.

Summer Quickplay - Round 2

No Name            Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 CJ Murphy       1276 [1]      0:1    Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1913 [1]  
 2 Stephen Rush    1901 [1]      1:0    Dmitry Zelenchuk      1265 [1]  
 3 Robert Lavery   1590 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1226 [1]  
 4 Barney McGahan  1075 [1]      1:0    Mark Newman           1556 [1]  
 5 Ian Woodfield   1511 [1]      1:0    Boal Andy             848  [1]  
 6 Ram Rajan       1478 [0]      0:1    David Ruben           1714 [0]  
 7 Neil Green      1669 [0]      1:0    David Seaby           1338 [0]  
 8 Bobby Thompson  1623 [0]      0:1    Ranjit Singh          1100 [0]  
 9 Geoff Hindley   870  [0]      0:1    John Bradley          1605 [0]  
10 Derek Truesdale 1465 [0]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk      1587 [0]  

Two upsets Barney McGahan beats Mark Newman and Ranjit Singh beats Bobby Thompson. Top cedes Nicholas and Stephen continue on full points.

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Summer Quickplay - Round 3

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Total

 1 Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1913 [2]      0:1    Robert Lavery    1590 [2]  
 2 Ian Woodfield         1511 [2]     .5:.5   Stephen Rush     1901 [2]  
 3 David Ruben           1714 [1]      0:1    Barney McGahan   1075 [2]  
 4 Dmitry Zelenchuk      1265 [1]      1:0    Neil Green       1669 [1]  
 5 John Bradley          1605 [1]      1:0    CJ Murphy        1276 [1]  
 6 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1226 [1]      1:0    Daniil Zelenchuk 1587 [1]  
 7 Mark Newman           1556 [1]      0:1    Ranjit Singh     1100 [1]  
 8 Boal Andy             848  [1]      1:0    Bobby Thompson   1623 [0]  
 9 Ram Rajan             1478 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley    870  [0]  
10 David Seaby           1338 [0]      1:0    Derek Truesdale  1465 [0]  

Robert Lavery stops Nicholas' run of wins whilst Ian gets a draw against Stephen. Barney keeps his unbeaten record and gains a point of David Ruben. Ranjit beats Mark Newman whilst Andy wins against Bobby.

Summer Quickplay - Round 4

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name                Rtg  Total

 1 Robert Lavery         1590 [3]      1:0    Barney McGahan      1075 [3]  
 2 Stephen Rush          1901 [2.5]    1:0    Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1913 [2]  
 3 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1226 [2]      0:1    Ian Woodfield       1511 [2.5]
 4 Ranjit Singh          1100 [2]      0:1    John Bradley        1605 [2]  
 5 Boal Andy             848  [2]      1:0    Dmitry Zelenchuk    1265 [2]  
 6 Daniil Zelenchuk      1587 [1]      1:0    David Ruben         1714 [1]  
 7 Neil Green            1669 [1]      0:1    Ram Rajan           1478 [1]  
 8 CJ Murphy             1276 [1]      1:0    Mark Newman         1556 [1]  
 9 Geoff Hindley         870  [0]      1:0    David Seaby         1338 [1]  
10 Bobby Thompson        1623 [0]      1:0    Derek Truesdale     1465 [0]  

A play off between Robert and Barney is won by Robert who leads with 4 out of 4. The top cedes meet and Stephen wins against Nicholas.

Summer Quickplay - Round 5

No Name                Rtg  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Total

 1 Ian Woodfield       1511 [3.5]   .5:.5   Robert Lavery         1590 [4]  
 2 John Bradley        1605 [3]      0:1    Stephen Rush          1901 [3.5]
 3 Barney McGahan      1075 [3]      0:1    Boal Andy             848  [3]  
 4 Nicholas Pilkiewicz 1913 [2]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1226 [2]  
 5 Dmitry Zelenchuk    1265 [2]      1:0    Daniil Zelenchuk      1587 [2]  
 6 Ram Rajan           1478 [2]      1:0    CJ Murphy             1276 [2]  
 7 David Seaby         1338 [1]      0:1    Ranjit Singh          1100 [2]  
 8 David Ruben         1714 [1]      1:0    Neil Green            1669 [1]  
 9 Mark Newman         1556 [1]      1:0    Bobby Thompson        1623 [1]  
10 Derek Truesdale     1465 [0]      1:0    Geoff Hindley         870  [1]  

Last but one round. Robert remains unbeaten with a draw against Ian Woodfield, Stephen Rush joins the lead with 4.5. Andy Boal is making progress with 4 out of 5 points.

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Summer Quickplay - Round 6

No Name                  Rtg  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Total

 1 Stephen Rush          1901 [4.5]   .5:.5   Robert Lavery    1590 [4.5]
 2 Nicholas Pilkiewicz   1913 [3]      0:1    Ian Woodfield    1511 [4]  
 3 Boal Andy             848  [4]      0:1    John Bradley     1605 [3]  
 4 Ranjit Singh          1100 [3]      0:1    Ram Rajan        1478 [3]  
 5 Barney McGahan        1075 [3]      0:1    Dmitry Zelenchuk 1265 [3]  
 6 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1226 [2]      1:0    David Ruben      1714 [2]  
 7 Daniil Zelenchuk      1587 [2]      1:0    Mark Newman      1556 [2]  
 8 CJ Murphy             1276 [2]      1:0    Geoff Hindley    870  [1]  
 9 Neil Green            1669 [1]      1:0    Derek Truesdale  1465 [1]  
10 Bobby Thompson        1623 [1]      1:0    David Seaby      1338 [1]  

An exciting finish - the leaders Stephen and Robert play for the championship - but an interesting result - a draw and Ian Woodfield catches them with a win Nicholas Pilkiewicz. So 3 players on 5 points - we would have to go to tie breaks to see who wins. Stephen Rush wins the tournament. Some sharp games some beautiful positions and some rushed/quick moves..... special mention of Andy Boal who did brilliantly to come joint 4th.

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Summer Quickplay - Standings

Place Name                   Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

 1-3  Rush, Stephen          1901 5        16.0  22.0   18.5
      Woodfield, Ian         1511 5        15.0  21.0   18.0
      Lavery, Robert         1590 5        14.0  22.0   19.5
 4-7  Andy, Boal             848  4        13.0  19.0   15.0
      Bradley, John          1605 4        13.0  19.0   13.0
      Zelenchuk, Dmitry      1265 4        12.0  19.0   13.0
      Rajan, Ram             1478 4        10.0  14.0   10.0
8-13  Pilkiewicz, Nicholas   1913 3        17.0  25.0   13.0
      Dornford-Smith, Adrian 1226 3        15.0  22.0   11.0
      McGahan, Barney        1075 3        13.0  20.0   15.0
      Singh, Ranjit          1100 3        12.0  18.0   11.0
      Murphy, CJ             1276 3        11.0  16.0   10.0
      Zelenchuk, Daniil      1587 3        10.0  15.0    9.0
14-17 Ruben, David           1714 2        12.0  18.0    7.0
      Newman, Mark           1556 2        11.0  16.0    8.0
      Thompson, Bobby        1623 2        10.0  15.0    4.0
      Green, Neil            1669 2         9.0  14.0    6.0
18-20 Hindley, Geoff         870  1        12.0  18.0    3.0
      Seaby, David           1338 1         8.0  14.0    4.0
      Truesdale, Derek       1465 1         8.0  13.0    2.0

Following the competition we had the award Ceremony for the Summer Tournament - a marathon of 20 weeks of chess.

Summer Tournament Winners

Overall Winner: Dmitry Zelenchuk percentage of 85.7% - and unbeaten - a brilliant result.

Second Overall: Stephen Rush percentage of 80%.

Top section Winner: Nicholas Pilkiewicz on 75%.

Middle section Winner: Daniil Zelenchuk on 62.5%

Lower section Winner: Barney McGahan on 71.4%.

New comer to the tournament Ranjit Singh got a commendable 60% and came second in this section.

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