Report – 1 June 2012

 

Flood Cup

 

Result:

Greg Colwell 1 Marcus Porter 0 (from Round 9)

 

The final game of the Flood Cup would also decide the winner of the Handicap Trophy.

 

A crucial miscalculation by Marcus changed the course of the match. Instead of recapturing, Marcus checked Greg’s king first, failing to see the knight that should have been recaptured could interpose and thereby be saved. After this Marcus managed to exchange queens so that he had an endgame with 3 pawns facing 1 down the queenside as some compensation for being a knight down (black squared bishops were also on the board). Greg managed to cut off the passed pawn threat by sacrificing his knight and ended up with a passed pawn himself which won the game.

 

Greg became the first player since Colin Schofield 20 years ago to win the Handicap Trophy for a second time. His win also meant he achieved his first top three finish in the Flood Cup.

 

Flood Cup 2012: Final standings

All players to play 8 games

No.

Name

Points

Tie-break

1

Andrew Robinson

6.0

17.50

2

Tony Howes

5.0

17.00

3

Greg Colwell

5.0

15.00

4

Ray Adams

5.0

11.50

5

Marcus Porter

4.5

13.50

6

Martin Laizans

4.0

16.00

7

Brian Willcock

4.0

11.50

8

Jim Petrie

2.5

7.00

9

John Ryland

0.0

0.00

Flood Cup 2012 results in detail

 

Handicap 2012: Final standings

No.

NAME

Points

Handicap

Total

1

Greg Colwell

5.0

2.67

7.67

2

Marcus Porter

4.5

2.25

6.75

3

Andrew Robinson

6.0

0.00

6.00

4

Ray Adams

5.0

0.91

5.91

5

Brian Willcock

4.0

1.63

5.63

6

Tony Howes

5.0

0.23

5.23

7

Martin Laizans

4.0

1.05

5.05

8

Jim Petrie

2.5

2.40

4.90

9

John Ryland

0.0

4.31

4.31

 

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy

 

Round One results:

James Hiller v Andrew Robinson – postponed

Jim Petrie ˝ Brian Willcock ˝

John Ryland 0 Martin Laizans 1

Tony Howes 0 Andrew Mather 1

Greg Colwell – BYE

 

Three games were played tonight. The unexpected result saw junior player Andrew Mather upset defending champion Tony Howes.

Brian was able to achieve a draw on repetition against Jim, these two fast players finishing their game within 40 minutes.

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2012: Current standings

All players to play 8 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Martin Laizans

1

1

2

Andrew Mather

1

1

3

Brian Willcock

0.5

1

4

Jim Petrie

0.5

1

5

Andrew Robinson

0

0

6

Greg Colwell

0

0

7

James Hiller

0

0

8

Tony Howes

0

1

9

John Ryland

0

1

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2012 results in detail

 

 

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