Report 8 November 2002

 

Allegro Tournament

The crucial matches in tonight's play involved Andrew and George. George started by steamrolling Gabby and Paul. Meanwhile Andrew ran into trouble in his first game against Peter. Needing to win these two games to clinch the tournament, he left a rook en pris in game one ( B Willcock) and then just failed to hang on in an endgame blemished by many illegal moves perpetrated by his opponent and a touch-move incident. Andrew blew a piece early on in the second game, but this time pulled back into the game with positional play to win. However the loss paved the way for George to repeat his Lightning tournament victory by beating Gabby, Paul et al to nil. This seemed likely until the final game of the night when a difficult queen ending against Peter saw George lose on time, and hence concede the tournament to Andrew.

 

Results below are given in the order that the games were played.

 

Results:

George 2 Gabriel 0

Doug 1 John 0 (game 2 in their series)

Paul 2 Peter 0

Harvey 1 Doug 1

George 2 Paul 0

Andrew 1 Peter 1

James 0 John 1 (game 2 in their series)

James 0 George 1 (one game only played)

George 1 Peter 1

 

Allegro Tournament: Standings at 8 November 2002

All players to play 18 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

15

18

2

George Flitcroft-Smith

13

17

3

Paul Evans

12

18

4

Gabriel Boross

10

18

5

Harvey Quaresmini

9

18

6

Brian Willcock

9

18

7

Doug Foster

8

18

8

Peter Hiller

5

16

9

John Curran

4

18

10

James Hiller

0

15

 

Allegro tournament 2002 results in detail

 

 

Transfer

No transfer.

 

 

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