Remote Spring Tournament

19th - 21st March 2021

We normally hold a five round swiss event in the spring to coincide with our annual general meeting. The pandemic made this impossible and so we held a remote tournament instead. Games were played using Skype, Zoom, Lichess, Facetime, WhatsApp and telephone.

ELO grades were used and all competed in one event but there was a Challengers Prize for the highest-placed player graded 1450 or below.

Here are the players, with their ELO or estimated ELO grades. Paul Benson (1930); Steve Hilton (1696); Steve Burnell (1818); Norman Wragg (1713); Stan Lovell (1615); Richard Murphy (1615), Steve Thacker (1450), Malcolm Jones (1315); Mahendra Galani (1336); Voldi Gailans (1285); Bittor Ibanez (1263); Steve Bailey (1180), Gill Smith (1083); Tony Lawton (1060); Simon Highsmith (1050).

Congratulations to Paul, overall winner, and Bittor, winner of the Challengers Prize, on their fine performances.

8 points were given for a win or forced bye, 4 for a draw or requested bye, and 1 for a loss.

Final Standings

PLAYERPTSPRBUCH
Benson32100128
Ibanez297278
Hilton2896101
Burnell289693
Wragg289248
Bailey2671113
Lovell2593133
Murphy2580112
Jones224989
Highsmith195790
Smith195077
Galani1556104
Thacker84019
Gailans821106
Lawton821102

Cross Table

RANKPlayerRd.1Rd.2Rd.3Rd.4Rd.5
1Benson9W88B83W44B47W8
2Ibanez147W114B86B810W8
3Hilton6B812W81B4144W4
4Burnell1815W87B41W43B4
5Wragg14W81412B88W4
6Bailey3W19B810B82W112B8
7Lovell11W82B84W48B41B1
8Murphy15B81W111B87W45B4
9Jones1B16W115B812W414B8
10Highsmith13B114B86W111W82B1
11Smith7B1188W110B115W8
12Galani183B15W19B46W1
13Thacker10W810
14Gailans5B110W12W115B49W1
15Lawton8W14B19W114W411B1