Report – 17 October 2003

 

Allegro tournament

Debbie 0 Andrew 2

George 1 John 1

Simon 1 Brian 1

Tony 2 Marty 0

George 1 Debbie 1

Andrew 2 Simon 0

Harvey 1˝ John ˝

George 2 Harvey 0

George 2 Marty 0

 

Due to the immense mercy and clemency shown by the DOP, George was allowed late entry into the tournament. This will mean that each entrant will have to play another game - against George of course!

 

George started off a bit rusty, and dropped games to John and Debbie, both of whom had good games and are starting to adapt better to the 15 minutes time controls. George recovered and played much better to win 2-0 against Harvey and Marty.

 

Tony and Andrew stormed on to keep there 100% records barring their1-1 confrontation two weeks ago. Simon played slowly and carefully and was able to manufacture a mate in one in the corner (Bishop + Queen) that Brian completely overlooked. Brian’s reaction was uproarious laughter indicating the extreme seriousness with which he is taking this tournament.

 

The only note of controversy was in the second Curran-Quaresmini game. John had a simple a7xb8=Q+ to win the game, but accidentally touched Harvey’s bishop on a8. Harvey claimed an illegal move. John didn’t know what to do. Eventually the DOP restored sanity to the situation by declaring that as John could not legally capture the bishop he was free to move another piece – ie no illegal move etc. John played a7xb8=Q+ which leads to a 2 move mate, but then offered a draw (????!!!!????). Harvey being a gentleman immediately accepted (????!!!!????).

 

The Hillers were the only non-attendees from the tournament tonight.

 

 

Allegro tournament: Current standings

All players to play 20 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

13

14

2

George Flitcroft-Smith

6

8

3

Debbie Jenkins

12

4

Tony Howes

5

6

5

Brian Willcock

6

6

Simon Williams

4

8

7

Harvey Quaresmini

6

8

John Curran

8

9

Marty Chadwick

1

10

10

Peter Hiller

0

2

11

James Hiller

0

4

 

Allegro tournament 2003 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night:

“Is that a mullet?”

– Ray to George

 

 

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