Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - February 2005

Sponsored by The Leeds Hospital Fund Charitable Trust
Edited by Peter Price
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TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

BCA Premier Group.

O’Brien - McElroy 0 - 1 Sicilian 34

Whitehouse - Whittle 1 - 0 Caro-Kann 70

McElroy - Cohn 0.5 – 0.5 41

Final scores: McElroy 6 - 7, Whittle 5 - 7, Whitehouse 4.5 - 7, Cohn 3.5 - 7, O’Brien 3.5 - 7, Bryant 3.5 - 7, S. Brown 1.5 - 7, Spink 0.5 - 7.

Group A.

Hall - Hodgkins 0 - 1 French 35

Scores: Hague 5 - 5, Hodgkins 4 - 5, Couchman 2.5 - 5, Innes 2 - 5, Hall 1.5 - 5, Bishop 0 - 5.

Group C.

Rees - Townshend 0 - 1

Townshend - Graham 0.5 – 0.5

Due to the unfortunate death of Harold Potter and because Steve Thacker withdrew, each participant only had 3 games. Final scores: Patching 3 - 3, Townshend 2.5 - 3, Graham 1 - 3, Rees 0.5 - 3.

League division 1.

McElroy - Hague 1 - 0 Caro-Kann 30

Hague - Schaefer 0 - 1 Sicilian 20

S. Brown - O’Brien 0.5 –0.5 Queen’s pawn 32

Scores: McElroy 2 - 2, Schaefer 1 - 2, O’Brien 0.5 - 1, S. Brown 0.5 - 1, Hague 0 - 2.

League division 2.

Spink - Hodgkins 0 - 1 Queen’s pawn 41

Gallacher - Rees 1 - 0

Bryant - Gallacher 1 - 0 Ruy Lopez 31

Rees - Bryant 0 - 1 irregular 29

Spink - Bryant 0 - 1

Gallacher - Spink 1 - 0

Scores: Bryant 4.5 - 5, Hodgkins 3.5 - 4, Gallacher 3 - 5, Rees 0 - 2, Spink 0 - 4, Price 0 - 4.

League division 3.

Atherton - Cuthbert 1 - 0 36

Atherton - Patching 1 - 0 Ruy Lopez 36

Cuthbert - Crombie 0 - 1 30

Crombie - Mactavish 1 - 0 23 English

Graham - Atherton 0 - 1

Cuthbert - Graham 1 - 0

Scores: Crombie 4 - 4, Atherton 3 - 3, Mactavish 1 - 2, Cuthbert 1 - 3, Patching 1 - 3, Graham 0 - 5.

Friendlies.

Hodgkins - Bryant 1 - 0 Latvian counter-gambit 8

Leading scores: Patching 22, Spink 20, Atherton 14, Mactavish 10, Sobers 10.

Second e-mail tournament.

Scores: Way 4 - 4, Hilton 2 - 3, Gallagher 1 - 2, Murphy 0 - 3, Williams 0 - 2.

Third e-mail tournament.

Hilton - McGuigan 1 - 0 Queen’s gambit declined 25

McGuigan - Way 0 - 1 Queen’s pawn 27

Hilton - Way 0.5 – 0.5 Queen’s Indian 54

Way - Wall 0.5 – 0.5 Queen’s gambit declined 32

Irving - Way 0 - 1 Caro-Kann 33

Wall - Hilton 0 - 1 Sicilian 34

Hilton - Irving 1 - 0 King’s Indian 15

Scores: Hilton 3.5 - 4, Way 2.5 - 3, Wall 0.5 - 2, Irving 0 - 2, McGuigan 0-2.

Guy Whitehouse.