Report 16 May 2008

 

Flood Cup

 

Results (Round 6):

Andrew Robinson Tony Howes

Brendan Griffen 1 Peter Ford 0

Ray Adams 1 Brian Willcock 0

 

The board one clash saw Tony edge closer to a first Flood Cup triumph with a draw that puts him half a point clear with a round to go. His final game with Kieran will determine the destiny of the Flood Cup for 2008. Tony played the Budapest and had a slight advantage for much of the game, but had to defend sharply near the end to achieve a draw by consent in an opposite bishop endgame. One record was equalled and another was exceeded in this match. Andrew achieved his fourth draw of the tournament equalling the club record for draws in a seven round Swiss. Tony spent 31 minutes thinking time on his 21st move, beating the previous record of 29 minutes Mark Winn spent on his 15th move in a Round 7 Flood Cup match with Andrew.

 

Brians game was the first of the night to be resolved and continued a wretched run for him. Ray exploited the fact that Brian had not castled, and resultant material loss forced an early resignation.

 

Peter could have won the Handicap Trophy with a round to spare in his game with Brendan. Brendan managed to snatch most of Peters queenside pawns with a rampaging queen to set up a straightforward endgame victory.

 

While the Flood Cup game comes down to a Grand Final of sorts between Tony and Kieran, the Handicap Trophy is (as usual) more complicated in its permutations. Peter has destiny in his own hands, while Greg and John have a chance if he slips, and Nathan has an outside chance at claiming a joint victory with Peter if all of the results go his way. Andrew and Brian will fight it out with the expelled James for the right to stir the pot with the Handicap wooden spoon.

 

Flood Cup 2008: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Howes

5

6

2

Kieran Lyons

4.5

6

3

Andrew Robinson

4

6

4

Brendan Griffen

4

6

5

Ray Adams

4

6

6

Greg Colwell

4

6

7

Nathan Shaw

3.5

6

8

Garvin Gray

3

6

9

Russell Lyons

3

6

10

Peter Ford

3

6

11

Nick Kospartov

3

6

12

Brian Willcock

2

6

13

Mark Taylor

2

6

14

John Roper

2

6

15

Josh Ford

1

6

16

James Hiller

0

4

Flood Cup 2008 results in detail

 

Handicap 2008: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

Handicap

Hcp Total

1

Peter Ford

3

3.54

6.54

2

Greg Colwell

4

2.29

6.29

3

John Roper

2

4.01

6.01

4

Nathan Shaw

3.5

2.04

5.54

5

Nick Kospartov

3

2.41

5.41

6

Kieran Lyons

4.5

0.84

5.34

7

Ray Adams

4

1.18

5.18

8

Mark Taylor

2

3.18

5.18

9

Josh Ford

1

4.17

5.17

10

Garvin Gray

3

2.03

5.03

11

Tony Howes

5

0.00

5.00

12

Russell Lyons

3

1.79

4.79

13

Brendan Griffen

4

0.42

4.42

14

James Hiller

0

4.23

4.23

15

Andrew Robinson

4

0.17

4.17

16

Brian Willcock

2

1.82

3.82

 

 

Standings after Round 6 (from Swissperfect)

 
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Buch. M-Buch.
 
 1 Howes, Tony QLD 1567 5 19.5 13.5
 2 Lyons, Kieran C QLD 1433 4.5 19.0 13.5
 3 Robinson, Andrew J QLD 1526 4 23.5 16.5
 4 Griffen, Brendan QLD 4 21.0 14.0
 5 Adams, Ray QLD 1379 4 20.0 13.5
 6 Colwell, Greg QLD 1200 4 17.5 12.0
 7 Shaw, Nathan QLD 1241 3.5 22.0 15.5
 8 Gray, Garvin QLD 1242 3 18.0 12.5
 9 Lyons, Russell QLD 1276 3 17.5 12.0
 10 Ford, Peter QLD 3 14.5 10.5
 11 Kospartov, Nick QLD 1181 3 14.0 9.5
 12 Willcock, Brian QLD 1280 2 21.0 14.0
 13 Taylor, Mark QLD 1058 2 17.5 12.0
 14 Roper, John QLD 826 2 16.5 12.0
 15 Ford, Josh QLD 1 13.5 9.0
 16 Hiller, James QLD 590 0 9.0 4.5

 

Crosstable after Round 6 (from Swissperfect)

 
No Name Feder Loc Id Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 
 
1 Howes, Tony QLD 4134680 5 7:W 9:W 5:D 12:W 4:W 3:D
2 Lyons, Kieran C QLD 4163613 4.5 13:W 4:D 3:- 9:W 5:W 7:W
3 Robinson, Andrew J QLD 4156911 4 6:W 12:D 2:+ 5:D 7:D 1:D
4 Griffen, Brendan QLD 4198031 4 0:W 2:D 12:D 8:W 1:L 10:W
5 Adams, Ray QLD 4130045 4 14:W 8:W 1:D 3:D 2:L 12:W
6 Colwell, Greg QLD 4549806 4 3:L 16:W 9:W 7:L 11:W 8:W
7 Shaw, Nathan QLD 4555966 3.5 1:L 14:W 10:W 6:W 3:D 2:L
8 Gray, Garvin QLD 4167113 3 10:W 5:L 13:W 4:L 12:W 6:L
9 Lyons, Russell QLD 4166321 3 15:W 1:L 6:L 2:L 13:W 14:W
10 Ford, Peter QLD 3 8:L 11:W 7:L 13:W 15:W 4:L
11 Kospartov, Nick QLD 4147254 3 0: 10:L 16:+ 14:W 6:L 15:W
12 Willcock, Brian QLD 4140615 2 16:W 3:D 4:D 1:L 8:L 5:L
13 Taylor, Mark QLD 4537184 2 2:L 15:W 8:L 10:L 9:L 0:W
14 Roper, John QLD 4544921 2 5:L 7:L 15:W 11:L 0:W 9:L
15 Ford, Josh QLD 1 9:L 13:L 14:L 16:+ 10:L 11:L
16 Hiller, James QLD 4184255 0 12:L 6:L 11:- 15:- 0: 0: 

 

Quote of the night

I used to see a ghost when I was playing Gabriel Boross Ray (any idea what this means? - edit).

 

 

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