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Club Rapidplay Event

posted Sep 22, 2016, 3:45 PM by Steve Bak   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 4:34 PM ]

3 Way Tie In Club Rapidplay


The annual Club Rapid event was held on Sunday 18th September. Last year there were just 6 entrants. This year Bob Taylor defended his title in a larger and stronger field. Ten players entered and the competition was fierce. Players with little recent chess were particularly impressive. Alan Morrey, playing his first chess since the corresponding event last year, was solid throughout the 5 rounds. Malcolm Jackson began with a first round draw with Glenn Halfpenny and a win against Neil Graham.

Bob was in no mood to give up his title and ,after beating Phil Morgan in Round 4, moved a point clear of the field. Bob faced Glenn in the last round needing just a draw for outright victory. In a tense finish with little time on his clock, Glenn forced a win to earn a tie with Bob on 3 points. Steve Burke joined them on this score with a last round win over Nigel Wright. Malcolm and Phil finished half a point in arrears.

The use of a five second increment definitely added to the interest and tension on the day. Seven of the players enjoyed a traditional Sunday lunch. Is this the reason for this competition’s reviving popularity?

Thenks to Neil Graham for controlling the event 

1 Bob Taylor =6 +2 +4 +5 -3 3.5
2 Steve Burke +10 -1 +8 =3 +6 3.5
3 Glenn Halfpenny +9 =4 =5 =2 +1 3.5
4 Malc Jackson +7 =3 -1 =9 +10 3
5 Phil Morgan =8 +6 =3 -1 +9 3
6 Nigel Wright =1 -5 +7 +8 -2 2.5
7 Neil Graham -4 +9 -6 =10 +8 2.5
8 Alan Morrey =5 +10 -2 -6 -7 1.5
9 Ray Sayer -3 -6 +10 =4 -5 1.5
10 Andy Flint -2 -8 -9 =6 -8 0.5
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