“Ymosodiad Dewr; Amddyffyniad Sicr”


South Wales Winter Congress Jan 4-6 2008

Newport

Games

Tables Open Major Minor

 

The Newport Congress this year seemed a strangely low key affair, with a total of only 69 playing, and two sections won with a score of 4/5.  Tim Kett was the only player to reach this score in the Open Section, after taking a bye in round 1.  There were many missed opportunities to win in the Open, which produced only 21 wins in 46 games.

 

After 4 rounds of the Open, there were 4 players on 3 points, 12 on 2 points and 2 on 1Ѕ points.  The last round top pairings of Tim Kett – JD Turner and James Sherwin – David Sully resulted in an easy win for Tim against JD’s Elephant Gambit, and a drawn Dutch Defence on board 2.  At one stage as many as 8 could have shared the grading prize, but Guy Wagner came out alone, after Chris Dixon sacrificed unsoundly from a strong position

 

1. 4 T Kett 

2-3 3Ѕ DJ Sully, J Sherwin  

4-6 3 F Biancalana, JD Turner, G Wagner

7-15 2Ѕ H Brockbank, EM White, N Beveridge, J Fathallah, D Jiles, E Tzimkas, M Abbott,

  C Davies, JM Thomas

16-17 2 C Dixon, P Tew

18-19 1Ѕ K Downey, W Hunt

Withdrawn T Brown 1Ѕ/3 Suzie Blackburn 1Ѕ/2  Alan Young Ѕ/3

 

Brendan O’Gorman took charge of the Major early on , and was already at least joint winner by the end of round 4.  A quick draw against Hugh Price ensured the outright win, and for Hugh (now in his 80’s, but still competitive at this level) a share of 3rd prize.

 

1. 4Ѕ B O’Gorman

2. 4 S Bartlett

3-5 3Ѕ YL Teng, S Horrell, WH Price

6-10 3 D Buttell, R Hurn, W Elworthy, D Cleverley, D Rogers 

11-15 2Ѕ R Dineen, A Papier, B Ross, S Vickery, F Trombley

16-21  2 N Granville, J Jones, M Probert, SW Howells, J Cox, M Emblem

22 1Ѕ R Williams

23 1 L Davies

Withdrawn JEW Blackburn Ѕ/2  SG Blackburn  Ѕ/2   S Batmanghelich  Ѕ/4

 

The 4 highest graded players in the Minor seemed a class above the others, but John Llewelyn blundered in the ending to let in Vince Williams for joint 1st  place after being an exchange ahead  for almost the whole game.   Earlier David Gilbert and Mark Francis had agreed a quick draw to ensure a share of first place, and Martin Jones duly also caught them by beating Phil Smith in a well fought game.

 

1-4 4 M Jones, D Gilbert,  M Francis, V Williams

5-11 3 JD Llewelyn, PM Smith, MB Summers, S Tang, A Wills, A Gauci, S Los

12 2Ѕ J Los

13-17 2 T Allen, J Clark, J Basterfield, R Lockyer, C Crowley

18-19 1Ѕ J Los, B Thomas

Withdrawn K O’Rourke Ѕ/4 G Setner 0/2

 

 

Newport Open 2008

No

Name

Club

Grade

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Rd4

Rd5

Total

1

Tim Kett

 

Cardiff

2254

BYE

Ѕ

W21

1

B5

1

B3

Ѕ

W9

1

4

2

James Sherwin

Bath

2184

W12

1

B5

Ѕ

W9

Ѕ

B13

1

W3

Ѕ

3

Dave Sully

Penarth

2103

B14

Ѕ

W18

1

B10

1

W1

Ѕ

B2

Ѕ

4

F. Biancalana

Cardiff

2038

W13

Ѕ

B16

Ѕ

W22

Ѕ

B21

Ѕ

W15

1

3

5

Tom Brown

Cardiff

2024

B15

1

W2

Ѕ

W1

0

 

 

6

Alan Young

White Knights

2022

W16

Ѕ

B17

0

W13

0

 

 

Ѕ

7

H. Brockbank

Olton

1979

BYE

Ѕ

W9

Ѕ

B14

Ѕ

W15

Ѕ

B18

Ѕ

8

Ernest White

Downend

1979

B19

1

BYE

Ѕ

W11

Ѕ

B9

0

W21

Ѕ

9

J.D. Turner

North Gwent

1951

W20

1

B7

Ѕ

B2

Ѕ

W8

1

B1

0

3

10

Nigel Beveridge

Hereford

1947

BYE

Ѕ

B13

1

W3

0

B20

Ѕ

W22

Ѕ

11

Joe Fathallah

Cardiff

1944

B21

Ѕ

W14

Ѕ

B8

Ѕ

W18

Ѕ

B16

Ѕ

12

Keith Downey

White Knights

1879

B2

0

W19

Ѕ

B20

0

W16

0

BYE

1

13

David Jiles

Penarth

1876

B4

Ѕ

W10

0

B6

1

W2

0

B19

1

14

C. Dixon

Pontypool

 

1864

W3

Ѕ

B11

Ѕ

W7

Ѕ

B22

Ѕ

W20

0

2

15

Paul Tew

Barry

1859

W5

0

B22

Ѕ

W19

1

B7

Ѕ

B4

0

2

16

E. Tzimkas

Penarth

1858

B6

Ѕ

W4

Ѕ

B18

0

B12

1

W11

Ѕ

17

Suzie Blackburn

Sheffield University

1840

BYE

Ѕ

W6

1

 

 

 

18

M. Abbott

Exmouth

1832

BYE

Ѕ

B3

0

W16

1

B11

Ѕ

W7

Ѕ

19

Bill Hunt

Cardiff

1818

W8

0

B12

Ѕ

B15

0

BYE

1

W13

0

20

Guy Wagner

Cardiff

1818

B9

0

BYE

Ѕ

W12

1

W10

Ѕ

B14

1

3

21

Carl Davies

Castell Nedd

1833

W11

Ѕ

B1

0

BYE

1

W4

Ѕ

B8

Ѕ

22

James Thomas

Penarth

1747

BYE

Ѕ

W15

Ѕ

B4

Ѕ

W14

Ѕ

B10

Ѕ

Top

Newport Major 2008

No

Name

Club

Grade

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Rd4

Rd5

Total

2

S. Bartlett

Cornwall

1768

W14

Ѕ

B18

1

W9

Ѕ

B19

1

W5

1

4

3

Brendan O’Gorman

DHSS

1760

B15

1

W11

1

B6

1

W4

1

B9

Ѕ

4

Ying Lun Teng

Cardiff

1758

W19

Ѕ

B25

1

W13

1

B3

0

W11

1

5

David

Buttell

White Knights

1755

B20

1

W13

Ѕ

B17

1

W11

Ѕ

B2

0

3

6

Nigel Granville

Newport

1747

W21

1

B8

1

W3

0

B14

0

B17

0

2

7

S. Horrell

Abergavenny

 

1745

BYE

Ѕ

W17

0

B23

1

B13

1

W14

1

8

Bob Hurn

 

Caerphilly

1640

B22

1

W6

0

B16

Ѕ

W17

Ѕ

B24

1

3

9

Huw Price

 

Cardiff

1634

W24

1

B10

Ѕ

B2

Ѕ

W15

1

W3

Ѕ

10

R. Dineen

North Cardiff

1625

B23

Ѕ

W9

Ѕ

B14

0

W22

Ѕ

B21

1

10a

D. Rogers

Exmouth

 

1616

BYE

Ѕ

B19

0

W21

Ѕ

B26

1

W15

1

3

11

A. Papier

Bristol

1600

W26

1

B3

0

W12

1

B5

Ѕ

B4

0

12

R. Williams

Malpas

1593

B13

0

W22

1

B11

0

W16

Ѕ

B23

0

13

Jeremy Jones

 

Nelson

1585

W12

1

B5

Ѕ

B4

0

W7

0

B22

Ѕ

2

14

Bill Elworthy

Malpas

 

1582

B2

Ѕ

BYE

Ѕ

W10

1

W6

1

BY

0

3

15

Malcolm Probert

White Knights

1570

W3

0

B24

1

W26

1

B9

0

B10a

0

2

16

B. Ross

 

Abergavenny

1555

BYE

Ѕ

B21

Ѕ

W8

Ѕ

B12

Ѕ

W19

Ѕ

17

David Cleverley

Pontypool

1541

BYE

Ѕ

B7

1

W5

0

B8

Ѕ

W6

1

3

18

John Blackburn

Holmes Chapel

1536

BYE

Ѕ

W2

0

 

 

 

Ѕ

19

Steve Vickery

Malpas

 

1526

B4

Ѕ

W10a

1

BYE

Ѕ

W2