Report – 22 August 2008

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy

 

Results (Round 7):

Kieran Lyons 0 Tony Howes 1

Garvin Gray 1 Brendan Griffen 0

Andrew Robinson ˝ Nathan Shaw ˝

Greg Colwell ˝ Russell Lyons ˝

Josh Ford 0 Brian Willcock 1

John Roper v Peter Ford – postponed to August 29

 

Tony Howes retained the SW Trophy on a dramatic final night of play. Kieran sacrificed a piece which turned out to be unsound. It had been expected that Brendan would win to force a play-off for first place. However he got the worst of his game with Garvin and appeared to have draw prospects at best. Then an unfortunate touch move indiscretion (followed by the trademark nervous cackle) resulted in the loss of a bishop and the game ended with Garvin having two more queens of the board than Brendan.

 

Andrew played out another draw with Nathan with an eye to the Best-Allrounder Trophy standing in mind. He also achieved an undefeated year, although it’s dubious whether two wins, eleven draws and 49 lost rating points is an achievement!

 

Nathan however reached 4.5 points in the tournament, thus achieving second place in the tournament and the right to play-off with Brendan for the Maiden Trophy. Quiet an achievement!

 

In other action Greg and Russell battled out another draw, while Brian condemned Josh to last place. Brian also reached four points, and his late ascendency was likened to the Olympic cycling where a cyclist does no work at the back of the peleton and then comes forward only in the sprint to the finish.

 

Brian’s comment on his game: you have my permission to comment on my game with Josh that he threw away a possible victory by a premature resignation.

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2008: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Howes

5.5

7

2

Nathan Shaw

4.5

7

3

Brendan Griffen

4.5

7

4

Kieran Lyons

4.5

7

5

Andrew Robinson

4

7

6

Garvin Gray

4

7

7

Brian Willcock

4

7

8

Greg Colwell

3.5

7

9

Russell Lyons

3.5

7

10

Peter Ford

2

6

11

Cameron De Vere

1

2

12

John Roper

1

6

13

Josh Ford

1

7

Stuart Wilson Trophy Cup 2008 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night

… only an unprintable quip on the unpredictability of macaques and rhesuses from the bemused.

 

… and a story about a very short and shocking male-only sojourn in Hamburg from the baker…

 

 

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