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Last round Summer Tournament 2013

The last round of the Summer Tournament took place on Weds 18th September. Run by the UCU to provide an opportunity for tournament chess over the Summer when alot of the Chess Clubs Close. This year saw plenty of chess 19 rounds with 192 games and 39 players.

With 192 games and 39 players and the excellent new venue of the Bankers Club. The UCU summer tournament has been a success thanks to the efforts of Damien Cunningham who controlled the tournament for most of the Summer.

Special mention to those who played over 16 rounds

Ian Woodfield, Robert Lavery, David Seaby played 18 rounds

David Ruben played 17 rounds

Geoff Hindley and James Fairley played 16 rounds.

The format of the tournament is one that works in three sections people are paired for the most part in their section. The percentage of players games is calculated. Players must play 10 games to qualify and will loose points if they dont play 2 of the 3 last rounds.

The leaders at the beginning of the evening:

Gareth Annesley having played 11 only loosing 1 and drawing 2 leads the group with 81.8%

Followed by Robert Lavery with 73.5% out of 17 games. If Robert won and Gareth lost then they both would end on 75%. Tonight would determine the victor.

David Seaby followed with 64.7% out of 17 games close on his heals for winner of the medium section is Adrian Dornford-Smith on 62.5% out of 12 games.

If Robert Lavery is place 1st or 2nd then the next top player in the Middle section wins the section. This is closely contented by Chris Armstrong 61.5%, Stewart McConaghy 60.7%, CJ Murphy 59.1% and Alan Burns 58.3%.

Going into this final round the standings were:

Top Section:

Rating Games Score %
Mark  Newman 1775 2 2 100.00
Gareth Annesley 1961 11 9 81.82
Damien Lavery 1653 2 1.5 75.00
Damien Cunningham 1678 7 5 71.43
Mike Redman 2027 3 2 66.67
Pat Coleman 1674 7 4 57.14
Ray Devenney 1837 9 5 55.56
Ian Woodfield 1659 17 9 52.94
Sam Flanagan 1742 14 6.5 46.43
Brendan Jamison 1748 6 2.5 41.67
Danny Mallaghan 1798 6 2.5 41.67
John McKenna 1609 3 0.5 16.67

Middle Section:

Robert Lavery 1385 17 12.5 73.53
Chris Armstrong 1351 13 8 61.54
Stewart McConaghy 1399 14 8.5 60.71
CJ Murphy 1374 11 6.5 59.09
Colin Fenton 1364 6 3.5 58.33
Alan Burns 1342 12 7 58.33
Thomas Donaldson 1520 11 6 54.55
Karina Kruk 1523 2 1 50.00
William Storey 1334 12 6 50.00
David Ruben 1514 17 8 47.06
Bernard Jaffa 1431 8 3.5 43.75
Neil Green 1484 11 4.5 40.91
John Bryars 1559 11 4.5 40.91
Martin Kelly 1395 8 3 37.50
Mathew Chapman 1376 7 2 28.57
Christopher Kelly 1589 2 0 0.00

Lower Section:

Garry Johnston 1224 2 2 100.00
David Seaby 1083 17 11 64.71
Adrian Dornford-Smith 981 12 7.5 62.50
Geoff Hindley 984 15 6.5 43.33
Craig Kelly 843 13 5 38.46
Kevin ONeill 929 8 3 37.50
Roy Stafford 1237 15 5.5 36.67
James Fairley 884 15 4.5 30.00
James Sturgenor 14 4 28.57
Derek Truesdale 1248 6 1 16.67
Valerie McGuire 2 0 0.00

The pairings for the final round:

Mark Newman =-= Gareth Annesley
Robert Lavery 1-0 Stewart McConaghy

Gareth fighting to win

Sam Flanagan 1-0 Pat Coleman
Ian Woodfield =-= Thomas Donaldson
Chris Armstrong 1-0 David Seaby

Last Years Winner

Ian Woodfield, Chris Armstrong

Geoff Hindley 1-0 James Sturgenor
CJ Murphy 1-0 John Bryars

Geoff v James

James Fairley =-= Craig Kelly

Criag v James

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