2nd Dorset Blitz – 30 competitors & big success; Further Steve report + cross-tables + photo links

2nd Dorset Blitz – 30 competitors & big success; Further Steve report + cross-tables + photo links

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Intense concentration at a morning session of the 2nd Dorset Blitz 16 Sept ’18, Furzebrook

Organiser Steve Peirson reports on a most successful day on Sun 16 Sept ’18 at Furzebrook, nr Wareham

“Everything went very well – we had 3 groups of 10 players and we extended the time limit to 10 mins + 5 sec increment. These are the prize winners:-  

 

 

 

Group A (please see main photo at head of this page – from the left Mark Littleton, Paul Hampton, Martin Simons)

1st =  Paul Hampton, Mark Littleton and Martin Simons – £25 each

Grading prize (U-180)  Grzegorz Sawicki – £20

 Group B

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Ronnie Burton (left) receives his cheque for winning Group B – with Organiser Steve Peirson

 

 

1st  Ronnie Burton – £50

2nd Martin Clancy – £25

Grading prize (U-140) Richard Smith – £20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Trach won Group C

 

Group C

1st Thomas Trach – £50

2nd = Simon Bown, Ray Hunt,  Derek Mount – £10 each

Grading prize= Tim McCullagh, Christine Roberts – £10 each

 

 

 

 

 

Best veteran Derek Mount – £20

Best junior Ted Paul – £20

In the meantime, well done to all those who took part and many congratulations to the various winners. And special thanks to the principal organiser, Steve Peirson, who worked tirelessly over several months to make it a success. And also commendations to Martin Simons who contributed significantly with several aspects of the competition, including his renowned hot dishes at lunch 

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Mon 17 Sept 7.30pm

Steve has uploaded to the website this follow-on report and below that the 3 results tables.  There are also lots more photos and there are now links to these

Despite a slow start, we ended up with 30 players – the same as last year. We were able to split them into 3 groups of 10 so we made the decision to have 9 rounds rather than the advertised 11. As we wanted the players to have essentially the same amount of chess as they would have had over 11 rounds, we increased the time limit from 5 mins + 5 secs to 10 mins + 5 secs.  

Group C was closely fought with Thomas Trach winning his last round game to finish just half a point ahead of Ray Hunt, Simon Bown and Derek Mount who tied for second place. Group B was a two-horse race but Ronnie Burton’s last round win against his closest rival Martin Clancy gave him first place with a magnificent 8 / 9 with Martin finishing second on 6 / 9. Group A was another close finish with 5 players all in with a chance going into the last round. Martin Simons agreed a quick draw with Keith Gregory and waited to see if anyone else could catch him. Paul Hampton beat Peter Anderson in the clash between the top two seeds to draw level with Martin and then Mark Littleton mated Allan Pleasants to also tie for first.

 I’d like to thank Martin Simons, not only for the fantastic food he lays on at lunchtime, but also for his support and advice in the run up to the tournament. Thanks also to Mike Jay for his support on the website – he did a great job advertising the event and the list of entrants was always up to date. Just two more to go… thanks to Derek Mount for helping me setup the tables and chairs and to Richard Ursell for taking the photos of the prize-giving.

 Finally I’d like to thank all the players for turning up and making it a successful event – I look forward to seeing you all next year.

Steve Peirson, 2nd Blitz Organiser posted 17 Sept ’18

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Please click on these links for photos of the 3 Groups plus Junior Winner, Ted (well done to Steve Peirson for taking all these, but when it came to the presentation, Richard Ursell stepped up, so thanks too to him)

A Group: https://mikejay.smugmug.com/2nd-Dorset-Blitz-16-Sept-18-Group-A-Photos/

B Group: https://mikejay.smugmug.com/2nd-Dorset-Blitz-16-Sept-18-Group-B-Photos/

C Group: https://mikejay.smugmug.com/2nd-Dorset-Blitz-16-Sept-18-Group-C/

Junior Winner: https://mikejay.smugmug.com/2nd-Dorset-Blitz-16-Sept-18-Junior-Winner/

 

Results – Group A 

 PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3 Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Rd 9TotalPos
1Paul Hampton (193)1 71 91 41 100 80 50 31 61 261=
2Peter Anderson (192)½ 101 5½ 12½ 61 40 80 71 90 14 ½ 6
3Ian Clark (191)1 40 6½ 21 70 51 91 10 101 85 ½ 4
4Allan Pleasants (190)0 3½ 80 1½ 50 21 101 90 70 638
5Martin Simons (185)½ 90 21 10½ 41 31 1½ 61 8½ 761=
6Mark Littleton (181)1 81 30 9½ 21 101 7½ 50 11 461=
7Keith Gregory (177)0 11 100 80 30 90 61 21 4½ 53 ½ 7
8Grzegorz Sawicki (175)0 6½ 41 71 91 11 2½ 100 50 355
9John Weatherlake (175)½ 50 11 60 81 70 30 40 2½ 1038
10William Adaway (163)½ 20 70 50 10 60 4½ 81 3½ 92 ½ 10

Results – Group B 

 PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3 Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Rd 9TotalPos
1Ronnie Burton (154)½ 71 91 41 101 81 51 3½ 61 281
2Martin Clancy (152)1 101 5½ 31 61 40 8½ 71 90 162
3Joergen Nielsen (150)0 41 6½ 20 7½ 51 90 11 100 846
4Paul Jackson (149)1 30 80 10 50 2½ 100 90 7½ 6210
5Richard Ursell (142)1 90 2½ 101 4½ 30 11 61 80 754
6Peter Manning (142)1 80 3½ 90 20 101 70 5½ 1½ 43 ½ 7=
7Steve Pollyn (140e)½ 1½ 10½ 81 30 90 6½ 21 41 554
8Richard Smith (137)0 61 4½ 71 90 11 21 100 51 35 ½ 3
9Paul Errington (130)0 50 1½ 60 81 70 31 40 20 102 ½ 9
10John Harris (128)0 2½ 7½ 50 11 6½ 40 80 31 93 ½ 7=

 Results – Group C 

 PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3 Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Rd 9TotalPos
1Ray Hunt (128)1 71 90 41 10½ 81 51 3½ 6½ 26 ½ 2=
2Adam Jaggard (122)½ 100 51 30 6½ 40 81 71 9½ 14 ½ 6
3Richard Quin (118)0 41 60 2½ 70 51 90 11 100 83 ½ 7
4Simon Bown (117)1 31 81 10 5½ 21 101 91 70 66 ½ 2=
5Derek Mount (116)1 91 21 101 41 30 1½ 60 81 76 ½ 2=
6Ted Paul (110)0 80 30 91 21 101 7½ 5½ 11 455
7Christine Roberts (108)0 11 100 8½ 31 90 60 20 40 52 ½ 8=
8Thomas Trach (96)1 60 41 7½ 9½ 11 21 101 51 371
9Tim McCullagh (86)0 50 11 6½ 80 70 30 40 21 102 ½ 8=
10David Lane (84)½ 20 70 50 10 60 40 80 30 9½ 10