THE B.C.A. CHAMPIONSHIP 2003

Here are the final placings in the Open Championship;-

1st C. Ross 6.5
2nd S. Burnell 5
3rd N. Wragg 5
4th S. Thacker 4.5 (up 5 places)
5th C. Chambers 4
6th P. Gordon 4
7th J. Gallagher 3.5
8th W. Armstrong 3.5
9th S. Lovell 3.5
10th D. Hodgkins 3.5
11th G. Phillips 3.5
12th P.Price 3.5
13th B. Perham 3
14th R. Williams 2
15th A. Irving 1

Sadly, G. Whitehouse had to withdraw from the tournament.

Prizes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. P. Gordon won the grading prize. S. Thacker received the trophy for the best tournament performance, having finished 4th when he was seeded 9th. A. Irving and R. Williams shared the best game prize, awarded by Tyson Mordue. (I notice that they were bot h too modest to mention that in their recent mails to the group!)

Final placings in the Minor were as follows;-

1st A. Davey 6
2nd S. Watkins 5
3rd G. Patching 4
4th C. Brown 3
5th R. Brown 2
6th R. Harrington 1
7th D. Hodges 0

Sadly, J. Lidstone had to withdraw from the tournament.

Prizes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. S. Watkins received the Ladies Trophy.

In addition to the main chess events there was also a Quick-Play tournament, which was won by C. Ro ss with S. Burnell coming a close second following a very exciting play off. Other highlights of t he week included Sheila Milsom's Quiz, various excursions to local tourist attractions, a theatre v isit and the Bring and Buy Sale, which, together with Sheila's raffle, raised around £300. On the last night the prize giving ceremony was attended by FIDE Treasurer, David Jarrett and his wife, Va lentina. Afterwards, we were treated to some music by BCA pianists, including Stan Lovell, Bobby B rown, Alan Davey, Phillipa Burnell and Alastair Irving. (Sorry if I have missed anyone out.) Ther e was singing and dancing and a good time was had by all.

No doubt, a fuller report will appear in the Gazette in due course, but in the meantime, I hope this will satisfy the curiosity of those who were unable to attend! Individual game results for both events follow.

OPEN

ROUND 1

1 ROSS
1-0
THACKER
2 GORDON
0.5-0.5
CHAMBERS
3 BURNELL
1-0
PERHAM
4 PHILLIPS
0-1
ARMSTRONG
5 GALLAGHER
1-0
WHITEHOUSE
6 IRVING
0-1
WRAGG
7 LOVELL
1-0
PRICE
8 WILLIAMS
0-1
HODGKINS

ROUND 2

1 1 WRAGG
0-1
ROSS 1
2 1 HODGKINS
0-1
BURNELL 1
3 1 ARMSTRONG
0.5-0.5
LOVELL 1
4 0.5 CHAMBERS
0.5-0.5
GALLAGHER 1
5 0 WHITEHOUSE
0-1
GORDON 0.5
6 0 THACKER
1-0
WILLIAMS 0
7 0 PERHAM
1-0
IRVING 0
8 0 PRICE
0-1
PHILLIPS 0

ROUND 3

1 2 ROSS
0.5-0.5
BURNELL 2
2 1.5 GORDON
0-1
ARMSTRONG 1.5
3 1.5 GALLAGHER
0.5-0.5
LOVELL 1.5
4 1 THACKER
0-1
CHAMBERS 1
5 1 PERHAM
0-1
WRAGG 1
6 1 PHILLIPS
0.5-0.5
HODGKINS 1
7 0 WILLIAMS
0-1
PRICE 0
8 0 IRVING
1-0
BYE  

ROUND 4

1 2.5 ARMSTRONG
0-1
ROSS 2.5
2 2.5 BURNELL
0.5-0.5
GALLAGHER 2
3 2 LOVELL
0.5-0.5
CHAMBERS 2
4 2 WRAGG
1-0
PHILLIPS 1.5
5 1.5 HODGKINS
0.5-0.5
GORDON 1.5
6 1 IRVING
1-0
THACKER 1
7 1 PRICE
1-0
PERHAM 1
8 0 WILLIAMS
1
BYE  

ROUND 5

1 3.5 ROSS
1-0
LOVELL 2.5
2 3 BURNELL
0.5-0.5
WRAGG 3
3 2.5 CHAMBERS
1-0
HODGKINS 2.5
4 2.5 GALLAGHER
1-0
ARMSTRONG 2.5
5 2 THACKER
1-0
PERHAM 1.5
6 1.5 GORDON
1-0
PRICE 1.5
7 1 IRVING
0-1
WILLIAMS 1
8 1.5 PHILLIPS
1
BYE  

ROUND 6

1 3.5 GALLAGHER
0-1
ROSS 4.5
2 3.5 CHAMBERS
0.5-0.5
BURNELL 3.5
3 3.5 WRAGG
0.5-0.5
THACKER 3
4 2.5 ARMSTRONG
1-0
HODGKINS 2.5
5 2.5 LOVELL
0.5-0.5
GORDON 2.5
6 2.5 PHILLIPS
1-0
WILLIAMS 2
7 1.5 PRICE
1-0
IRVING 1
8 1.5 PERHAM
1
BYE  

ROUND 7

1 5.5 ROSS
1-0
CHAMBERS 4
2 4 BURNELL
1-0
ARMSTRONG 3.5
3 4 WRAGG
1-0
GALLAGHER 3.5
4 3.5 THACKER
1-0
PHILLIPS 3.5
5 2.5 PERHAM
0.5-0.5
LOVELL 3
6 2 WILLIAMS
0-1
GORDON 3
7 2.5 HODGKINS
1-0
IRVING 1
8 2.5 PRICE
1
BYE  

MINOR

Round 1

Hodges
0
v
1
Davey
R. Brown
0
v
1
C. Brown
Watkins
1
v
0
Harrington
Patching
1
v
0
Lidstone

Round 2

Davey
1
v
0
Lidstone
Harrington
0
v
1
Patching
C. Brown
0
v
1
Watkins
Hodges
0
v
1
R. Brown

Round 3

R. Brown
0
v
1
Davey
Watkins
1
v
0
Hodges
Patching
1
v
0
C. Brown
Lidstone
0
v
1
Harrington

Round 4

Davey
1
v
0
Harrington
Hodges
0
v
1
Patching
R. Brown
0
v
1
Watkins

Round 5

Watkins
0
v
1
Davey
Patching
1
v
0
R. Brown
Harrington
0
v
1
C. Brown

Round 6

Davey
1
v
0
C. Brown
Hodges
0
v
1
Harrington
Watkins
1
v
0
Patching

Round 7

Patching
0
v
1
Davey
Harrington
0
v
1
R. Brown
C. Brown
1
v
0
Hodges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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