Report – 11 April 2008

 

Flood Cup

 

Results:

Ray Adams ˝ Andrew Robinson ˝

Brian Willcock v Tony Howes – postponed to April 18

Brendan Griffen 1 Garvin Gray 0

Nathan Shaw 1 Greg Colwell 0

Russell Lyons 0 Kieran Lyons 1 – played April 12

John Roper 0 Nick Kospartov 1

Mark Taylor 0 Peter Ford 1

James Hiller 0 Josh Ford 1 – on forfeit

 

On board one Ray had an advantage in a knight plus pawns endgame and could possibly have converted his one pawn advantage into victory. However he lost his nerve on the third request for a draw from his opponent. Subsequent analysis showed that Ray may have won a difficult queen versus queen endgame, which would have been a draw at worst for white.

 

One game went longer than Ray’s game and this was the Brendan-Garvin clash which resulted in Brendan joining the group of players on three points. Similarly Nathan won his game to stay in contact with the leaders.

 

Nick beat John as he did recently in a weekend tournament. Peter had an aggressive queen in the opening, but Mark seemed to be on his way to a big counter-play. However the final result went in Peter’s favour.

 

James failed to show up for his game and will not be included in the draw for future rounds. This means one player will receive a bye in each round.

 

Flood Cup 2008: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

3

4

2

Ray Adams

3

4

3

Nathan Shaw

3

4

4

Brendan Griffen

3

4

5

Tony Howes

2.5

3

6

Kieran Lyons

2.5

4

7

Brian Willcock

2

3

8

Garvin Gray

2

4

9

Greg Colwell

2

4

10

Nick Kospartov

2

4

11

Peter Ford

2

4

12

Russell Lyons

1

4

13

Mark Taylor

1

4

14

John Roper

1

4

15

Josh Ford

1

4

16

James Hiller

0

4

Flood Cup 2008 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night

“It’s amazing what you can find on Wikipedia” – Mark, after Peter brought to his attention the profile of a prominent Queensland chess player.

 

 

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