Report 20 November 2009

 

Allegro tournament

 

Results:

Greg Colwell 1 Brian Willcock

Tony Howes 1 Ray Adams

Nathan Shaw 2 Brian Willcock 0

Tony Howes 0 Greg Colwell 1 (return game from 30 October).

Andrew Robinson 1 Tony Howes

Nathan Shaw 2 Tony Howes 0

 

Tony had one night to complete his fixtures before heading off to the UK and showed there is a downside to attempting to play seven Allegro games in one night. He played well at the beginning of the night to score a win and a draw against Ray, but then succumbed to some simple checkmate against his other opponents a back row mate against Greg, a mate in two when the exchange up against Andrew, and a bishop left unnecessarily hanging against Nathan. Nathan played Tony at the end of the night and capitalised fully, winning the first game also via a back row mate when earlier he had been hoping for a draw. Nathan also had good fortune in his first game with Brian, as Brian held a big advantage but was determined to maintain his winless record in this tournament ( so far, W 0 D 4 L 10).

 

The outcome of the tournament will now hinge on the remaining games for Andrew (vs James) and Nathan (vs Greg). Should they end up on equal points, a play-off match will ensue.

 

At the other end of the table, James has a chance of avoiding a last placed finish and thus achieve his best ever tournament result should he take points from his remaining games.

 

 

Allegro tournament 2009: Current standings

All players to play 16 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

11.5

14

2

Nathan Shaw

11.5

14

3

Tony Howes

10

16

4

Ray Adams

9.5

16

5

Gary Sands

8.5

16

6

Greg Colwell

4.5

10

7

Brian Willcock

2

14

8

James Hiller

1.5

10

9

Mark Taylor

1

10

Allegro tournament 2009 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night

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