Bob Dunn Summer 2021-22

Updated: 08/05/22:


Four round Swiss: 60 minutes + 30 seconds
Due to a very congested internal competition calendar, plus possible venue uncertainty, the Bob Dunn Summer OTB competition will not take place for 2021-22.

Apologies for this but it does take time to get back to normal after the pandemic. It “WILL” return for season 2022-23!


All dependent on the COVID situation, but provisional dates have been make.


Congratulations to Alastair Dawson on winning the Bob Dunn Summer 2021-22! Also well played Graham Mooney, Robert Jackson, Jim McCluskey &
Ana Belen Seijas Otero for finishing equal runner-up!

Round 2 Report

Most of the results went to the form book but congratulations to Marten Kats (1203) who beat junior wonder kid, Rishi Vijayakumar J9! That was some result Marten!

Trevor Harley (1333) still not fully recovered from his illness managed a fine draw against Jan Barron-Majerik (1500) who is still in “1 MINUTE BULLET” mode it seemed with the way he played! Nice draw Trevor!

Ramit Kanodia J13 (900) did a break dancing job of “dodging the bullet” and salvaging a draw after Martin Chalmers (1505) in a winning position managed to end up without enough material to win the game! Another winning opportunity going a begging again Martin!

Ed Walton (1482) and Andy Rowe (1572) both served up a corker of a match again with both having to settle for a draw in the end!

We have 4 players on full points (6) after two rounds:

Graham Mooney (1866); Alastair Dawson (1800); Robert Jackson (1575) & Marten Kats (1203), but with two rounds still to go it’s anybody’s championship!

The third round draw is now up on the website. The summer match night is Monday 26th July 21, 7:30pm on Lichess. If not suitable for some players please contact your opponent ASAP and make alternative arrangements which “MUST” be before the match night deadline!

Good luck!


Well despite the pandemic or maybe because of it, we had a fantastic response to the summer tournament with 26 players taking part in round one. The match night was Mon 10th May, 21, with a few matches played on other nights.

The first round used accelerated pairings as we only have four rounds to get a winner. The rest of the remaining three rounds will be ordinary pairings. Remember it`s 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. There were no big upsets as everything more or less went to grading form. Ed Walton (1482) got a draw against Ray Noble (1591), but apart from that nothing to talk about.

The second round draw is up on our website and the match night is Monday 21st June 21, 7;30pm on As we are online and if this date does not suit, players can contact their opponents and rearrange the date and time, as long as it`s played before or by the official match night!


Entries are now being taken for the Bob Dunn Summer tournament 2021. Closing date for entries is Monday 19th April 21. Please checkout the rules tab.

ENTRIES (so far)

 Round 1 will use accelerated pairings. After than normal pairing rules apply.

1 Graham Mooney 1866
2 Leyton Hackney 1720
3 Ray Noble 1591
4 Robert Jackson 1575
5 Andy Rowe 1572
6 Euan Murray 1510
7 Martin Chalmers 1505
8 Jan Barron-Majerik 1500
9 Ed Walton 1481
10 Subhayu Banerjee 1444
11 James Anderson 1440
12 Rishi Vijaykumar J9 1430e
13 Ana Belen Seijas Otero 1403
14 Jim McCluskey 1353
15 Trevor Harley 1333
16 Gordon Thomas 1312
17 Marten Kats 1203
18 Norman Waugh 1160
19 Kit McEvoy Gould NEW 1000
20 Norrie Carroll 917
21 Ramit Kanodia J13 900
22 Alexander Barron-Majerik J9 221
23 Ananthi Ramachandran 0
24 Afdshin Alijani NEW 0

Mon 10th May 21 – Round OneRound Dates (Match night!)

  • Mon 21st June 21 – Round Two
  • Mon 26th July 21 – Round Three
  • Mon 23rd Aug 21 – Round Four (last)


Due to the on going COVID-19 virus pandemic, this seasons (2019-20) Bob Dunn Summer competition has been cancelled. Apologies for this and hopefully we will be back to a full calendar for 2020-21.

Entries will open end of March


Standings (after 0 rounds)
Not taking place in 2021-22. Will return in 2022-23.

Not taking place in 2021-22. Will return in 2022-23.

Not taking place in 2021-22. Will return in 2022-23.

Not taking place in 2021-22. Will return in 2022-23.

Not taking place in 2021-22. Will return in 2022-23.


  1. The round draws will be displayed on the web site ASAP.
  2. The closing date for entries shall be the IN APRIL. No entries will be taken after the second round draw has been made.
  3. The Summer will be a 4 round Swiss event using the CHESS SCOTLAND grading based Swiss pairings, or a CS/Committee approved computer-pairing software.
  4. **Accelerated Pairings will be used in the first round only
  5. **ALL matches in each round will be played on the one night (Now known as “SUMMER NIGHT”).
  6. **When draw is made please contact your opponent ASAP to confirm you can play on the SUMMER NIGHT.
  7. **If a player cannot play on the SUMMER NIGHT, they must inform their opponent and the competition organiser of this and try and find a suitable alternative date before this deadline night.
  8. The scoring shall be; Win=3 point: Draw=1 point; Loss=0 points. All games will be sent for normal grading.
  9. Any player may request a 1 point bye in the first 3 rounds.
  10. Time-control “One time control of 60 minutes + 30 seconds increments each player. no minimum number of required moves and no quick-Play finish.
  11. TIE-BREAKS– In the event of a tie for title between players, a 5th round draw will be done between those players
  12. Players can only win one trophy, and will be awarded the most prestigious title.
  13. The competition organiser and/or committee may make amendments deemed appropriate to ensure the smooth running of the tournament