Report – 1 April 2011

 

Flood Cup

 

Round 5 results:

Tony Howes 1 Gary Sands 0

Russell Lyons v James Hiller – postponed

Jim Petrie 1 Ray Adams 0

Andrew Robinson v Brian Willcock – postponed

John Roper 1 John Ryland 0 (played March 18)

 

Other results:

John Ryland 0 Andrew Robinson 1 (from Round 4)

Brian Willcock ˝ John Roper ˝ (from Round 6)

 

Four games were played tonight, with the upset of the round going to Jim Petrie who achieved one of his best wins at the club. After the game Ray said that the endgame just did not fall his way, and Jim who is a tricky opponent at the best of times, was able to exploit his advantage.

 

John Ryland played a fatal move with his rook at move 14. The capturing knight eventually escaped and with a piece advantage black achieved checkmate at move 23.

 

Gary Sands felt he had a few outside chances of remaining in the game against Tony Howes, but always seemed to be a move behind, and Tony eventually won.

This win

 

Brian Willcock managed to reach a knight and 7 pawn endgame against John Roper in which he had cleverly set up a silo of three of John’s pawns on the ‘f’ file. But somehow after the knights were exchanged Brian was not able to penetrate further with his king, and a draw ensued. Brian seemed quite stumped as to how victory had evaded his grasp.

 

 

Flood Cup 2011: Current standings

All players to play 9 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Howes

4.5

5

2

Jim Petrie

3.5

5

3

Ray Adams

3.5

5

4

Brian Willcock

3

5

5

Andrew Robinson

2.5

3

6

Russell Lyons

2

4

7

John Roper

2

5

8

Gary Sands

1

3

9

James Hiller

0

4

10

John Ryland

0

5

Flood Cup 2011 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night

‘That A League grand final must have been a boring game. A draw then a penalty shoot-out. Yawn..’ – Someone who was obviously not in the country at the time.

 

 

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