Report Ė 13 May 2016

 

Flood Cup

 

Round 6 results:

Joe Curtain 1 Martin Laizans 0

Daniel Clancy 0 John Ryland 1

 

Round 7 results:

Gary Sands 0 Tony Howes 1

Daniel Sheldon 1 Brian Willcock 0

 

Because Gary Sands will be unavailable for several weeks after tonight, the Round 7 draw was brought forward to give him a chance to win the Flood Cup over the board.

After just six moves, Gary Sands was a piece up for nothing after a diabolical (and uncharacteristic) mistake by Tony in the opening.

Play continued on strategically for Tony after this, trying to create a threat while avoiding material exchange.

Then from about Move 22 Gary missed a few chances to consolidate and exchange material.

The game deteriorated for Gary who succumbed to time pressure and actually lost on time, a rare occurrence in the Flood Cup. The game finished at 11:30pm, and a lucky escape it was for Tony.

 

Daniel Sheldon played Brian in what was effectively a play-off for the Handicap Trophy if Gary should lose.

Towards the endgame Brian had a couple of extra pawns for a bishop, but Daniel played impressively with an accurate endgame to avoid Brianís traps and force the win.

It was only after Gary Sandsí loss late into the night when Daniel could be confirmed as the Handicap Trophy winner for this year.

 

In other games from Round Six, Joe Curtain played well to ground down Martin Laizans who avoided any blunders, but lost to the better player on the night.

Daniel Clancy appeared to be coasting to victory in a rook endgame with several pawns advantage, but Johnís greater experience told in the final result.

 

 

Flood Cup 2016: Current standings

All players to play 7 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Howes

5.0

7

2

Gary Sands

4.5

7

3

Andrew Robinson

4.0

6

4

Joshua Morris

4.0

6

5

Tony Morris

4.0

6

6

Daniel Sheldon

4.0

7

7

Erick McPherson

3.5

5

8

Ray Adams

3.5

6

9

Joe Curtain

3.0

6

10

Peter Hiller

3.0

6

11

Brian Willcock

3.0

7

12

Martin Laizans

2.5

6

13

Adam Morris

2.5

6

14

Cameron De Vere

2.0

6

15

Peter Black

1.5

2

16

John Ryland

1.5

6

17

James Hiller

1.0

6

18

Daniel Clancy

0.0

2

Flood Cup 2016 results in detail

 

Handicap Trophy 2015: Current standings

No.

NAME

Rating

Handicap

Score

Handicap Total

Played

1

Sheldon, Daniel

1139

3.69

4.0

7.69

7

2

Sands, Gary A

1355

2.25

4.5

6.75

7

3

Willcock, Brian

1193

3.33

3.0

6.33

7

4

Morris, Tony

1392

2.00

4.0

6.00

6

5

Hiller, Peter

1245

2.98

3.0

5.98

6

6

Morris, Adam

1171

3.47

2.5

5.97

6

7

Curtain, Joseph

1254

2.92

3.0

5.92

6

8

Morris, Joshua

1473

1.46

4.0

5.46

6

9

McPherson, Erick

1401

1.94

3.5

5.44

5

10

Adams, Ray

1410

1.88

3.5

5.38

6

11

Howes, Tony

1650

0.28

5.0

5.28

7

12

Hiller, James

1119

3.82

1.0

4.82

6

13

Robinson, Andrew J

1612

0.53

4.0

4.53

6

14

Laizans, Martin

1397

1.97

2.5

4.47

6

15

Ryland, John

1148

3.63

0.5

4.13

5

16

De Vere, Cameron

1692

0.00

2.0

2.00

6

 

 

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