CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 28th June 2018
The great weather, holidays and the World Cup finally pull our numbers down at the chess club. We had 20 players down, but plenty going on with Club Competitions.
Keith Rose (1539) 1, Roy Morris (1531) 0
Paul Shafi (1584) 1, Cameron Wilson (UG) 0
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Rishabh Akula J12 1. Jake Proctor J12 0
Jake Proctor J12 ½, Rishabh Akula ½
Great night for Rishabh as he finishes his campaign with 1½ points out of 2. Rishabh is now top of the table on 4½ points. Anish Chaudhuri can tie with Rishabh, while both Ramit Kanodia and Jake Proctor can finish above Rishabh if they win their remaining matches. Ramit is favourite, but you never know! Roll on next week which will be make or break for Ramit and Jake, if they turn up!
On the junior front Master Haoqi Zhang J6, played 3 matches against Ryan Nicol who can play chess! Ryan won 2-1, but what a performance by Haoqi who make Ryan work for it. Haoqi beat Ryan with the black side and a reverse Scholar’s mate. It’s hard to believe he is only 6 years old! Even Ryan was in shock at the way Haoqi played.
Ray Noble had a good night winning all of his matches to finish in 1st place. Not sure how he won some of them, but that`s quick play games for you! This means Ray the defending champion is once again in the final of the ladder having qualified from the points table!
Colin Young & Subhayu Banerjee finished 2nd equal, which puts Colin in a strong position to also qualify from the points table. Subhayu still has an outside chance, but would need a very good run to catch Colin in the points table.
We have 4 players at the top of this table but they now cannot meet the qualifying criteria so are not in contention. 5 players are still able to finish in the qualifying place. They are Innes Ford, Andy Rowe, Cameron Wilson, Subhayu Banerjee and Ed Walton. We have one night left for them to make that place!
Amongst the players who could make the qualifying conditions, Innes Ford is in pole position, but needs to play on the last night and obviously play not too bad on the night. Others in contention are; Cameron Wilson; Scot McKenzie; Subhayu Banerjee and Agnijo Banerjee as an outside bet!
Last Ladder night is Thursday 19th July 2018. If you want a chance to make it to the finals, then you must turn up that night and play!
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