Report – 20 June 2003

 

Clocks

The club had an informal meeting on Friday night and has decided to take advantage of an offer from Chess World to purchase 10 digital game timers (DGTs) to replace the analogue clocks currently used at the club. The DGTs will be purchased at the reduced price of $90 (RRP $139). This will enable all players at the club (including the juniors) to become familiar with DGTs which are the standard chess timing equipment used in interschool competitions, state and national championships.

 

 

Junior club tournament

A junior tournament was held with 12 entries playing in 2 groups. Games were played at the rate of 8 minutes per player. In group 1 Matthew Cannon managed to overcome Timothy Stanley in the deciding game. Jacob Gatt won group 2 assisted by some sneaky scholars mates - and was gentlemanly enough to reveal to his opponents the secret to thwarting this four move calamity. <Full Results>

 

Group 1

No.

Player

Total

1

Matthew Cannon

5

2

Timothy Stanley

4

3

Sean Purdon

4

Thomas Robinson

2

5

Christopher Stanley

1

6

Thomas Mellor

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Group 2

No.

Player

Total

1

Jacob Gatt

5

2

Stephen Mellor

4

3

Jarred Pascoe

3

4

Mark Dickson

2

5

Michael Louttit

1

6

Kieran McHugh

0

 

One Hour tournament

 

Round 2 game:

Debbie Jenkins 1 James Hiller 0 – awarded on forfeit

 

Round 3 games:

Mike Talbot 0 Tony Howes 1

John Curran 0 Gavin Foulger 1

George Flitcroft-Smith 1 Stuart Wilson 0

Gabriel Boross 1 Marty Chadwick 0

Peter Hiller 0 Harvey Quaresmini 1

 

With all games played between players in the top half of the draw against players in the bottom half of the draw, no upsets were expected. And neither did we have any.

 

James managed to show up at 10pm thus exhausting Debbie’s patience and recording a forfeit. Despite this all at the club assured him that he is not a pariah and is most welcome to continue coming to the club.

 

No scoresheets this week.

 

One Hour tournament: Current standings

All players to play 13 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

George Flitcroft-Smith

3

3

2

Tony Howes

3

3

Gavin Foulger

3

4

Harvey Quaresmini

2

2

5

Gabriel Boross

2

2

6

Andrew Robinson

1

2

7

Brian Willcock

1

2

8

Mike Talbot

1

2

9

Debbie Jenkins

1

3

10

John Curran

1

3

11

Marty Chadwick

1

3

12

James Hiller

0

2

13

Peter Hiller

0

3

14

Stuart Wilson

0

3

 

One Hour tournament 2003 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night:

Quotes were flowing thick and fast tonight, so we will leave it to the reader to decide on a personal preference. Quotes given chronologically.

 

“James doesn’t take his chess very seriously”

- D Jenkins

 

“It’s a bit hard to be relaxed when you’re the pariah of the chess club”

- J Hiller

 

“I wouldn’t dare do that to Mike or he’d come after me with his M-16”

- J Hiller

 

“James just mentioned ‘John Howard’ and ‘sexy’ in the same sentence”

- M Chadwick

 

“blah blah blah…. Bottle blonde…. blah blah blah….”…. followed by an apology to a club member.

- G Flitcroft-Smith

 

“Elizabeth Taylor was my auntie twice…”

- D Jenkins

 

 

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