Report 10 May 2013

 

Flood Cup

 

Results:

George Flitcroft-Smith Andrew Robinson (from Round 3)

Jim Petrie 1 John Ryland 0 (from Round 6)

Tony Howes 1 Ray Adams 0 (from Round 6)

 

John Ryland 0 Brian Willcock 1 (from Round 9)

 

 

A full program tonight saw the crucial match in the Flood Cup decided with Tony overcoming Ray. Tony needs just a draw or better against John next Friday to win the Flood Cup for a second time.

 

In the virtually third place play-off George and Andrew fought each other to a draw just before midnight, with George missing winning chance at Move 17, after which Andrew fought back to not only reach parity, but to have a slight advantage at the end, albeit one that could not be pressed through to a win.

 

John lost to Jim in a game likely to decide seventh place. John also played Brian who gave the following account of their game:

 

John refused to pay the blackmail demanded so... .....

In our game he came out of the opening ahead and I was on the ropes. I launched a desperate Queen headed attack that began to pose serious problems as John's King had not been castled. John however managed to scramble protection around his piece.

I then decided to check with my Knight. My attack might be coming to an end but at least I could force the winning of the exchange.

Seeing no escape square for the King, John conceded the game. Guiltily I then showed John that his Rook could have taken the checking Knight.

We continued the game as a skittles one and I did manage to win. It salved my conscience somewhat, but doubtless John did not give the game the same concentration he would have devoted on a Flood Cup encounter. I have then decided to say one thousand Hail Tals in penance.

 

Flood Cup 2013: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Howes

5.5

6

2

Ray Adams

5.5

7

3

Andrew Robinson

5.0

7

4

George Flitcroft-Smith

4.5

7

5

Brian Willcock

3.0

7

6

Martin Laizans

2.5

7

7

Jim Petrie

1.0

7

8

John Ryland

0.0

6

Flood Cup 2013 results in detail

 

 

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