Division One 2016-17

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Neil Graham
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Division One 2016-17

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:23 am

I've opened a new thread - no doubt someone will have some comments before the end of the season! :)

* Here's one already - Gawain Jones goes on a king hunt - two games worth looking at from the opening rounds!

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:57 am

OK then; pleased to see 3Cs 1 off to a good start in Pool A; NE England finding Pool B a bit of a struggle as was feared, but maybe the venues for the remaining weekends will help them get their strongest team out
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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:29 pm

It looks hard for NE1 in Div1 to me. Most of the teams are ~2300+ average and I don't think they can hope to reach that.

Good weekend for White Rose 1 in the end anyway, especially the margin of the win on Sunday! Talking of that match, I just noticed the final position in Tan - Wells on the replay viewer. Something of a work of art :)



I put it in the comments on the live stuff too, but it does seem somehow subtly vindictive to give someone a net -1 game points for a match.
(0-8 and a default.).

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Alan Walton » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:52 pm

I was very pleased with our start, more so on the result against Guildford 2 than the 8-0 on Sunday

About the default on Sunday it was fortunate (if you can call it that) that Daniel had only travelled from Oxford; this is not for the first time King's Head have defaulted against ourselves without any notice, so really have no sympathy for them getting minus one

Another point to make is we believe that Daniel Abbas has acheived his FM title (verification obviously required)

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:03 pm

Alan Walton wrote:Another point to make is we believe that Daniel Abbas has acheived his FM title (verification obviously required)
:D
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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:19 pm

Definitely :)

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:25 pm

Alan Walton wrote:Another point to make is we believe that Daniel Abbas has acheived his FM title (verification obviously required)
According to the FIDE rating calculator he would gain 21.2 in round 1 and 10.8 in round 2 taking him from 2270 to 2302 :D

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:11 pm

Great win by Alan Merry with the black pieces against Tamas Fodor today.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:47 am

Barry Sandercock wrote:Great win by Alan Merry with the black pieces against Tamas Fodor today.
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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:22 pm

Played my first match in Div 1 in many a long year on Sunday. Almost got a nose bleed from being so high up. :wink:

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:31 pm

There was some good news this weekend for those concerned about our lack of young GMs: both Ravi and Daniel moved to 7/8, with excellent GM norm chances, though they may need to play more than one game to clinch it - it is not easy to play an average of 2380 these days, given the number of weaker teams which often have no one at all of that level, and I wonder whether either or both of them might need to drop one of their wins against one of their earlier weaker opponents.

Ravi has his last IM norm and title, of course.

Elsewhere this weekend, James Adair played both Ameet Ghasi and Alan Merry, which is a bit unfortunate from the point of view of having as many young players as possible closing in on 2500/GM norms.

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:35 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:There was some good news this weekend for those concerned about our lack of young GMs: both Ravi and Daniel moved to 7/8, with excellent GM norm chances, though they may need to play more than one game to clinch it - it is not easy to play an average of 2380 these days, given the number of weaker teams which often have no one at all of that level, and I wonder whether either or both of them might need to drop one of their wins against one of their earlier weaker opponents.

Ravi has his last IM norm and title, of course.
Ravi has an average of around 2379, the relevant requirement is that he plays a GM against Cheddleton so the round 9-11 pairings appear to have fallen kindly. David Fitzsimons is also very close to an IM norm.

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:49 pm

Worth noting that 3Cs have good chances of finishing third; though even fourth or fifth would be very much a record performance too. The "local boys" element which used be such a strong feature of the team has become somewhat compromised in the process, though of course their identity has not been abandoned to the extent that happened with Pride and Prejudice when they became ambitious.

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:01 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Worth noting that 3Cs have good chances of finishing third; though even fourth or fifth would be very much a record performance too. The "local boys" element which used be such a strong feature of the team has become somewhat compromised in the process, though of course their identity has not been abandoned to the extent that happened with Pride and Prejudice when they became ambitious.
There's still quite a strong presence though: Stephen Gordon, Adam Ashton, Alex Longson, Andy & Jaime Horton, Daniel Abbas, Alan Walton etc

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Re: Division One 2016-17

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Not all at the same time, given the minimum of one French GM and a French woman. Quite a strong presence still, yes.

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