Report 2 February 2018

 

Lightning Tournament

 

A small field of five players appeared for the lightning tournament which meant the while tournament was able to be played in a single night.

 

The club welcomed Graham Redding who played with a DGT for the first time and showed improvement through the evening, together with a dose of good fortune in his games with Mark Pendrith.

 

Tony Morris claimed his first lightning championship at the club remaining undefeated on the night.

However the tournament remained close to near the end, with the vital game in the second last round between Tony and Andrew decisive.

Tony had a small advantage, which became quite large as Andrew tried to play for a win on time, but conceded when his own flag fell with Tony having 4 seconds remaining.

 

Andrew had similarly close games with Martin, both of which could have gone either way.

Martin played well to hold Tony to a draw (repetition with queens on the board) in their first game, but blundered a piece and resigned in the second.

 

Graham scored his first win in tournament play when Mark ran out of time while in a winning position.

Then in the second game Mark was about to deliver checkmate but touched the wrong rook resulting in stalemate.

 

Lightning 2018: Final standings

All players to play 20 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Tony Morris

7.5

8

2

Andrew Robinson

6.0

8

3

Martin Laizans

4.5

8

4

Graham Redding

1.5

8

5

Mark Pendrith

0.5

8

Lightning Tournament 2018 results in detail

 

 

Part A

No.

Player

1

2

3

4

5

Total

1

Andrew Robinson

X

1

0

1

1

3.0

2

Graham Redding

0

X

0

1

0

1.0

3

Tony Morris

1

1

X

1

3.5

4

Mark Pendrith

0

0

0

X

0

0.0

5

Martin Laizans

0

1

1

X

2.5

 

Part B

No.

Player

1

2

3

4

5

Total

1

Andrew Robinson

X

1

0

1

1

3.0

2

Graham Redding

0

X

0

0

0.5

3

Tony Morris

1

1

X

1

1

4.0

4

Mark Pendrith

0

0

X

0

0.5

5

Martin Laizans

0

1

0

1

X

2.0

 

Draw Part A (Part B the same with colours reversed)

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

5 - 1

1 - 4

6 - 1

1 - 3

2 - 1

4 - 6

5 - 2

3 - 5

5 - 4

4 - 3

2 - 3

3 - 6

4 - 2

6 - 2

6 - 5

 

 

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