CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 19th July 18
A lot of the children are away on holiday so it was one of our lesser nights number wise, but still a lot going on!
Random Knockout Q/F
Keith Rose (1495) 0, Ray Noble (1482)
With this win Ray gets to the Knockout semi-final where he will meet another old chess enemy, Roy Morris for a place in the final! Keith was not in the best of form and made a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, the last leaving the queen for the taking! Ray did not complain! Ray is going for two finals in a row after losing to Ben Volland last year!
Agnijo Banerjee (1474) v Lisa Paton (926)
Roy Morris (1446) v Ray Noble (1482)
Both to be played by Thursday 9th August 18
Ladder (Allegro Grading)
The ladder ended tonight with 4 players playing in one section. Colin took the honours on the last night.
1st : Colin Young (1402) (3 points)
2nd – Cameron Wilson (1272) (2 points)
3rd – Scot McKenzie (ug)(1 point)
4th Norrie Carroll (ug)(zero points)
Because Ray Noble was in involved in the Random Knockout, Colin’s 3 points moved him ahead of Ray in the points table to take top spot and a medal, plus qualify for the ladder final!
Ray none the less (he knew this before agreeing to play Keith!), also qualified for the final. He is the defending champion after all!
In the percentage table, Cameron Wilson took the medal position after getting 2 points tonight and with that made the final!
Scot McKenzie took the last medal position and finals place topping the TPR table.
Congratulations to all for making the ladder final!
The final will take place on Thursday 2nd August 2018. It should be a cracker. Ray who has only failed to make one of the finals, will be trying to win back to back titles. Can Colin upset the odds this time? Last year he was in pole position going into the last rounds after beating Ray in there first encounter, only to lose it at the death!
Or will the two underdogs (Cameron & Scot) have there day!
We will all find out on Thursday 2nd August!
That’s all people until next week!
Thurs 2nd Aug: Ladder final
Thurs 16th Aug: Last (5th) 5-Minute night
Thurs 23rd Aug: Summer round 4 (last) night