BCA Chairman Cup 2012


BCA Chairman Cup, Bournemouth 2012


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This tournament took place June 09-16 2012, in the beautiful town of Bournemouth. A very enjoyable tournament was expressed by all involved. I would like to echo all the thanks proffered by our chairman, Norman Wragg, in the closing ceremony of the tournament.

All of our extensive thanks go to:

John and Pam Jenkins as organisers
Peter Gibbs as arbiter
Celia Gibbs as assistant arbiter, results inputter and webmaster assistant
Norman Andrews as steward
All of the sighted associates for their valuable assistance
The white Hall hotel for their friendly services and importantly, the players themselves.

For the tournament itself, everything was played in very amicable conditions. Some excellent performances were seen across the board.

In the minor, an outstanding and dominating tournament performance by David Gibbs, sweeping aside all of his opponents, gave him clear first. Abi Baker's admirable joint second place is noteworthy and will certainly give her a grade increase.

Geoff Patching demonstrated that there is life yet in the old soldier! Denis Warren's first tournament performance is also worthy of applause. A remarkable debut performance, scoring more than 50%. Everybody was delighted to see Chris Brown back at our tournaments and she also accumulated a respectable 3/7 score.

In the major, industry and a determined performance by John Gallagher clinched the trophy, aided in game-preparation by your loyal reporter. A second's position is not the easiest of jobs, especially so whilst the opening of the game is under way. Awaiting to see what lines occur and whether the pre-game analysis has proved correct, is a nerve-wrecking experience.

John Gallagher receives his trophy from Norman while Peter looks on

Personally, I believe Gally's defeat of Stan Lovell deserves the brilliancy prize and I am sure that this game will be duly annotated. However, it is not only opening preparation that is necessary. A deeper understanding of strategy and middle-game plans was put into place by Gally, as can be seen in his games, which are downloadable from the link above.

Elsewhere in the major, excellent performances by Stan Lovell, David Hodgkins and Phil Gordon, gave them joint second place, alongside the remarkable play of Guy Whitehouse, who must have played his best ever tournament.

Full details of the round-by-round draw and results can be seen below.

Results

Round 1.

Major

White

Result

Black

Stan Lovell

1/2-1/2

Guy Whitehouse

Phil Smith

1/2-1/2

David Hodgkins

John Gallagher

1-0

Gary Wickett

Voldi Gailans

1-0

Phil Gordon

John Jenkins

1/2-1/2

Mark Hague

Jim Cuthbert

0-1

Stephen Brown

George Phillips

1/2-1/2

Bye

 

Minor

 

White

Result

Black

Abi Baker

1-0

Denis Warren

Chris Brown

0-1

Lea Ryan

Stan Lightowler

0-1

David Gibbs

Richard Harrington

0-1

Geoff Patching

 

Round 2.

Major

 

White

Result

Black

Stephen Brown (1)

1/2-1/2

John Gallagher (1)

George Phillips (0.5)

1-0

John Jenkins (1/2)

Mark Hague (0.5)

0-1

Stan Lovell (1/2)

David Hodgkins (1/2)

1-0

Voldi Gailans (1)

Guy Whitehouse (1/2)

1/2-1/2

Phil Smith (1/2)

Phil Gordon (0)

1-0

Jim Cuthbert (0)

Gary Wickett (0)

1/2-1/2

Bye


Minor

 

White

Result

Black

Denis Warren (0)

0-1

Geoff Patching (1)

David Gibbs (1)

1-0

Richard Harrington (0)

Lea Ryan (1)

0-1

Stan Lightowler (0)

Abi Baker (1)

1/2-1/2

Chris Brown (0)


Round 3.

Major

 

White

Result

Black

Stan Lovell (1.5)

1-0

Stephen Brown (1.5)

John Gallagher (1.5)

1/2-1/2

David Hodgkins (1.5)

Voldi Gailans (1)

1-0

George Phillips (1.5)

Phil Smith (1)

0-1

Phil Gordon (1)

John Jenkins (0.5)

0-1

Guy Whitehouse (1)

Gary Wickett (0.5)

1-0

Mark Hague (0.5)

Jim Cuthbert (0)

1/2-1/2

Paul Brooks (0)


Minor

 

White

Result

Black

Chris Brown (0)

1/2-1/2

Denis Warren (0)

Stan Lightowler (1)

0-1

Abi Baker (1.5)

Richard Harrington (0)

1/2-1/2

Lea Ryan (1)

Geoff Patching (2)

0-1

David Gibbs (2)


Round 4.

Major

 

White

Result

Black

David Hodgkins (2)

1-0

Stan Lovell (2.5)

Phil Gordon (2)

1/2-1/2

John Gallagher (2)

Stephen Brown (1.5)

1/2-1/2

Voldi Gailans (2)

Guy Whitehouse (2)

1/2-1/2

George Phillips (1.5)

Phil Smith (1)

0-1

John Jenkins (0.5)

Mark Hague (0.5)

0-1

Jim Cuthbert (0.5)

Gary Wickett (1.5)

 

Withdrawn


Minor

 

White

Result

Black

Denis Warrn (0.5)

1/2-1/2

David Gibbs (3)

Lea Rryan (1.5)

0-1

Geoff Patching (2)

Abi Baker (2.5)

1-0

Richard Harrington (0.5)

Chris Brown (0.5)

0-1

Stan Lightowler (1)


Round 5.

Major

 

White

Result

Black

Phil Gordon (2.5)

1-0

David Hodgkins (3)

Stan Lovell (2.5)

0-1

John Gallagher (2.5)

George Phillips (2)

1-0

Stephen Brown (2)

Voldi Gailans (2.5)

1-0

Jim Cuthbert (1.5)

Mark Hague (0.5)

0-1

Phil Smith (1)

Guy Whitehouse (2.5)

1/2-1/2

Bye

John Jenkins (1.5)

1/2-1/2

Bye

 

Minor

 

White

Result

Black

Stan Lightowler (2)

0-1

Denis Warren (1)

Richard Harrington (0.5)

1/2-1/2

Chris Brown (0.5)

Geoff Patching (3)

1-0

Abi Baker (3.5)

David Gibbs (3.5)

1-0

Lea Ryan (1.5)


Round 6.

Major

 

White

Result

Black

John Gallagher (3.5)

1-0

Voldi Gailans (3.5)

Guy Whitehouse (3)

1-0

Phil Gordon (3.5)

David Hodgkins (3)

1-0

George Phillips (3)

Phil Smith (2)

0-1

Stan Lovell (2.5)

Jim Cuthbert (1.5)

0-1

John Jenkins (2)

Stephen Brown (2)

1-0

Mark Hague (0.5)

Gary Wickett

*

withdrawn

 

Minor

 

White

Result

Black

Denis Warren (2)

1-0

Lea Ryan (1.5)

Abi Baker (3.5)

0-1

David Gibbs (4.5)

Chris Brown (1)

1-0

Geoff Patching (4)

Stan Lightowler (2)

1-0

Richard Harrington (1)


Round 7.

Major

 

White

Result

Black

John Gallagher (4.5)

1/2-1/2

Guy Whitehouse (4)

John Jenkins (3)

1/2-1/2

David Hodgkins (4)

Stan Lovell (3.5)

1-0

Voldi Gailans (3.5)

Phil Gordon (3.5)

1-0

Stephen Brown (3)

Jim Cuthbert (1.5)

0-1

Phil Smith (2)

George Phillips (3)

1/2-1/2

Mark Hague (0.5)

Gary Wickett

*

withdrawn


Minor

 

 

White

Result

Black

Richard Harrington (1)

0-1

Denis Warren (3)

Geoff Patching (4)

1/2-1/2

Stan Lightowler (3)

David Gibbs (5.5)

1/2-1/2

Chris Brown (2)

Lea Ryan (1.5)

0-1

Abi Baker (3.5)


Final standings

Major

Place

Name

score

 

1st

John Gallagher

5/7 (trophy)

 

2nd

Stan Lovell

4.5/7

 

3rd

David Hodgkins

4.5/7

 

4th

Phil Gordon

4.5/7

 

5th

Guy Whitehouse

4.5/7

 

6th

George Phillips

3.5/7 (grading prize A)

 

7th

Voldi Gailans

3.5/7 (grading prize B)

 

8th

John Jenkins

3.5/7

9th

Stephen Brown

3/7

10th

Phil Smith

3/7

11th

Jim Cuthbert

1.5/7

12th

Mark Hague

1/7


Minor

Place

Name

Score

 

1st

David Gibbs

6/7 (trophy)

 

2nd

Geoff Patching

4.5/7

 

3rd

Abi Baker

4.5/7

 

4th

Denis Warren

4/7 (grading prize)

 

5th

Stan Lightowler

3.5/7

 

6th

Chris Brown

3/7

 

7th

Lea Ryan

1.5/7

 

8th

Richard Harrington

1/7

 

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