Belfast Summerfest

40 competitors competed in 2 sections - an excellent turnout considering that many Ulster chess clubs are closed for the summer.

Prizewinners:

Open: 21 players: 5 round Swiss:
1. Stephen Scannell 4.5; 
2. Michael Holmes 4.0; 
3=4. Nicholas Pilkiewicz, Danny Mallaghan 3.5 
(Pilkiewicz took third prize on tie-break, but Mallaghan had the consolation of securing the Under-1900 Grading Prize.) The Under-1750 Grading Prize was won by Desmond Moreland.

Greer-Mallaghan

Major: 19 players: 5 round Swiss:
1. Michelle Cowley 4.5; 
2=3. Alex Beckett, Alan Burns 4.0. 
The Under-1400 Grading Prize went to Chris Black while Hannah Lowry-O'Reilly and Calum Leitch won prizes as the best placed Under-14 competitors

Final Standings Open

Place Name                           Rtg  Score   Progr  M-Buch Buch

  1   SCANNELL, STEPHEN              2158 4.5     13.5     8.5  14.5
  2   HOLMES, MICHAEL                2091 4       10.5     8.0  13.5
 3-4  PILKIEWICZ, NICHOLAS           1975 3.5     12.5     8.5  14.5
      MALLAGHAN, DANNY               1878 3.5     10.0     6.5  10.5
 5-9  HEATHWOOD, GEORGE              1952 3       10.5     8.0  14.5
      MORELAND, DESMOND              1730 3        8.5     8.0  12.5
      MACELLIGOTT, GERARD            1922 3        8.5     7.0  13.5
      ANNESLEY, GARETH               1886 3        8.0     6.5  10.5
      MACDONALD, FRED                1859 3        7.0     8.5  13.5
10-14 GREER, KIERAN                  2141 2.5     10.5    10.0  16.5
      NICHOLSON, JOHN                1858 2.5      9.5     9.0  15.0
      MASTERSON, JOHN                1872 2.5      9.0     8.0  12.5
      ALCORN, TOM                    1613 2.5      7.0     8.0  12.0
      PINKERTON, ARTHUR              1894 2.5      7.0     7.5  12.5
15-16 MOORE, SAM                     1763 2        6.5     7.0  11.0
      STRAWBRIDGE, JOHN              1639 2        6.0     6.0  10.0
 17   MCCONAGHY, STEWART             1717 1.5      4.5     7.5  11.5
18-20 TORRES, WENCESLAO              1562 1        3.0     8.5  13.5
      CUNNINGHAM, DAMIEN             1491 1        3.0     7.0  10.5
      HENDERSON, RON                 1584 1        1.5     5.5   9.5
21    CLARKE, TOM (1 ROUND)          2142 0        0.0     2.5   2.5

Final Standings Major (Under 1600)

Place Name                             Rtg  Score   Progr  M-Buch Buch

  1   COWLEY, MICHELLE                 1444 4.5     13.0     8.5  14.5
 2-3  BECKETT, ALEX                    1441 4       13.0    10.0  16.0
      BURNS, ALAN                      1506 4       11.0     9.5  15.5
  4   McCANN, STEPHEN                  1579 3.5     11.0     9.0  14.5
 5-9  BLACK, CHRIS                     1305 3       11.0     9.5  16.0
      O'DONNELL, DAVID                 1538 3       10.0     9.0  14.0
      LAVERY, DAMIEN                   1452 3        9.5     7.0  13.0
      LOWRY-O'REILLY, HANNAH           779  3        7.0     6.0  10.0
      LEITCH, CALUM                         3        7.0     5.5   9.5
 10   PATTERSON, HARRY                 1229 2.5      7.5     6.5  11.0
11-16 STOREY, WILLIAM                  1451 2        8.0     9.0  13.5
      WALLS, EAMONN (3 ROUNDS)              2        7.0     4.5  10.0
      KEERS, SHANE                          2        5.0     7.5  12.5
      HOOD, NICOLA                     958  2        5.0     7.5  11.5
      BAILIE, PETER                         2        5.0     6.0  11.0
      CAHOON, JOHN                     1207 2        4.0     5.5   8.5
17-18 GRAY, DARREN                     1255 1        4.0     6.5  11.5
      HINDLEY, GEOFF                   1203 1        2.0     7.0  12.0
 19   COLLINS, PHILIP                       0.5      2.0     7.0  12.0
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