Report Ė 4 July 2014

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy

 

Round 4 results:

Martin Laizans 0 Brian Willcock 1

Jim Petrie 1 James Hiller 0 (on forfeit)

Andrew Mather 1 John Ryland 0

Marcus Porter 1 Peter Hiller 0

 

Joshua Morris 0 Tony Morris 1 (Round 2)

Warren Mayocchi 0 Andrew Robinson 1 (Round 5)

 

Five of six scheduled games were played tonight.

 

Previously unbeaten Martin lost to Brian in an interesting game, with Brianís unorthodox attacking play once again gaining him an unexpected win.

Brian sacrificed a knight for two pawns and some positional advantage early on. Later, Martin had the choice between returning the knight of trying to hold Brianís dominant pawns.

In the end, Brianís pawns proved unstoppable and won the day.

 

The last game of the night to be decided was completed just after 10pm, with Warren providing stiff opposition to his opponent.

The endgame saw Warren with a rook and knight against a rook and a defensively positioned bishop.

Andrew managed to move his rook into a position where it was almost trapped, but eventually able to obtain a pawn, and then the knight fell to a blunder.

 

Andrew Mather was a piece up early when John became overly ambitious with a kingside knight.

Later, a blunder with white allowed John to gain a piece back, however by this time Andrew had a couple of advanced pawns which proved decisive.

 

 

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2014: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

4.0

4

2

Marcus Porter

4.0

4

3

Martin Laizans

4.0

5

4

Andrew Mather

3.0

3

5

Warren Mayocchi

2.5

5

6

Tony Morris

2.0

3

7

Brian Willcock

2.0

4

8

Peter Hiller

1.0

5

9

Jim Petrie

1.0

5

10

John Ryland

1.0

5

11

James Hiller

0.5

3

12

Joshua Morris

0.0

4

Stuart Wilson Trophy 2014 results in detail

 

 

 

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