Report 11 February 2011

 

Lightning Tournament

 

After the first night this tournament seemed to be between the top three. However Marcus won against Andrew (Round 2), and Russell beat Nathan then Tony in consecutive rounds (Rounds 2 and 3). After this Russell faltered losing his next two games against Andrew and Marcus to drop out of contention. After Tony and Nathan drew the tournament would be decided in the final two rounds by their respective games against Andrew.

 

The first game came to a two bishops against two knights endgame where Andrews two bishops were putting pressure on Nathan due to an advanced rook file pawn. Trying to extricate himself, Nathan ran out of time. A similar fate befell Tony in the last round, although he knew he had missed his chance when both players saw a moment after Tony moved that he had missed a fork with his pawn that would have netted a piece. Andrew gained a piece in the middle game, but gave it back while avoiding Tonys rampaging queen. In the end each player had a queen, rook and pawn but Andrews was heavily advanced and tracking to queendom when Tony ran out of time.

 

 

Lightning 2011: Final standings

All players to play 14 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

12.0

14

2

Tony Howes

10.5

14

3

Nathan Shaw

10.0

14

4

Jim Petrie

8.0

14

5

Russell Lyons

6.5

14

6

Marcus Porter

6.5

14

7

Cameron De Vere

1.5

14

8

John Ryland

1.0

14

Lightning Tournament 2011 results in detail

 

Week two results

No. Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total

1 Andrew Robinson 1455 X 0 1 1 1F 1 1 1 6.0

2 Marcus Porter unr 1 X 0 1 1F 0 0 1 4.0

3 Jim Petrie 1082 0 1 X 0 1F 0 0 1 3.0

4 Russell Lyons 1210 0 0 1 X 1F 1 1 1 5.0

5 Cameron De Vere 1551 0F 0F 0F 0F X 0F 0F 0F 0.0

6 Nathan Shaw 1365 0 1 1 0 1F X 0.5 1 4.5

7 Tony Howes 1423 0 1 1 0 1F 0.5 X 1 4.5

8 John Ryland unr 0 0 0 0 1F 0 0 X 1.0

 

 

Round

Week two Pairings

1

8-1

7-2

6-3

5-4

2

5-8

4-6

3-7

2-1

3

8-2

1-3

7-4

6-5

4

6-8

5-7

4-1

3-2

5

8-3

2-4

1-5

7-6

6

7-8

6-1

5-2

4-3

7

8-4

3-5

2-6

1-7

 

 

 

Quote of the night

I googled crocodile and. - Brian.

 

 

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