Report – 30 July 2010

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy

 

Round 2 results:

Jonathan Wilson 0 Gary Sands 1

Tony Howes 0 Kieran Lyons 1

 

Round 3 result:

Jim Petrie 1 Greg Colwell 0 (on forfeit)

 

Round 9 result:

Brian Willcock 1 Ray Adams 0

 

Round 13 result:

Russell Lyons ˝ Andrew Robinson ˝

 

The two top seeds battled tonight in a game which saw Kieran win out with a rook and two pawns against a rook and one pawn in a tight finish where both players were under 30 seconds.

With the position (W Ke1 Rf2 h2; B Ke3 Rh6 f4 g4) the final moves were 47 Ke1 g4; 48 Re2! Kf4; 49 Rf2+ Kd4; 50 Rg2 Kd4; 51 Kd2+ Kc3; 52 Rg2 Rh4; 53 Rg3+ Rd4; 54 Rg2 e3; 55 Ra2 Ke4; 56 Re2 Kf3; 57 K1 g3; 58 Rg2 gxh2 white resigns 0-1.

 

Russell did Kieran a favour by holding Andrew to a draw in a game where Andrew ended a pawn up but couldn’t press home his small advantage.

 

Brian provided the upset of the round by ending Ray’s run of seven straight wins in this tournament. As usually Brian used his unconventional style of play to unsettle the more orthodox Ray.

 

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2010: Current standings

All players to play 13 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Kieran Lyons

7

8

2

Ray Adams

7

8

3

Andrew Robinson

6.5

7

4

Gary Sands

6

9

5

Russell Lyons

4.5

7

6

Tony Howes

3.5

5

7

Jim Petrie

3

5

8

Nathan Shaw

3

6

9

Brian Willcock

3

6

10

Jonathan Wilson

1

7

11

Joe Langford

1

7

12

James Hiller

0.5

6

13

Greg Colwell

0

4

14

Mitchell Langford

0

7

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2010 results in detail

 

 

Round-Robin Tournaments at The Gap

 

Tonight the question was asked as to the longest round-robin rated tournament at The Gap.

 

The are several candidates, however the longest was the Round-Robin section of the Flood Cup way back in 1983. The tournament lasted the whole year, but the format was not judged a success as the Flood Cup reverted to a seven round Swiss the following year.

 

Here is a table of all classically rated round-robin tournaments in descending order.

 

Tournament

Entered

Played

1983 Flood Cup

18

107

2003 SW Trophy

14

87

1996 Flood Cup

14

80

1986 Maiden

14

75

2004 SW Trophy

14

72

2010 SW Trophy

14

in progress

2007 SW Trophy

12

51

2002 SW Trophy

11

54

2009 SW Trophy

11

51

2009 Flood Cup

10

45

2002 Flood Cup

10

42

1999 Flood Cup

10

39

2001 SW Trophy

10

37

2001 Flood Cup

9

27

1992 Flood Cup

8

28

1990 Flood Cup

8

?

1991 Flood Cup

8

?

1992 Handicap

7

21

 

 

 

Quote of the night

No quote

 

 

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