Paignton Chess Congress

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Lee Bullock
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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by Lee Bullock » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:50 am

Chris Rice wrote:Remarkably Keith Arkell has now won it 22 times in 24 attempts:

1986...5.5....1st
1987...5......2nd=
1988...7.......1st
1989...6.......1st
1990...6.......1st
1991...6.......1st=
1992...5.5....1st=
1993...5.5....2nd=
1994...6.......1st=
1995...6.......1st=
1998...6.5....1st
2002...5.5....1st=
2003...6.......1st
2004...6.......1st
2007...6.......1st
2008...6.5....1st=
2009...6.......1st
2010...6.5....1st
2011...6.......1st
2012...6.......1st
2013...6.......1st
2014...5.5....1st
2015...7.......1st
2016...6.5....1st

Im close on his heals on winning the u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played. :)

http://results.tournamentdirector.co.uk ... eadb5ca2ea
2013/2014 and 16/17 U140 Grand Prix Winner! ;)

2015 and 2016 Chess character of the year :)

Its not a failure to lose. Its a failure when you dont try and win.

Nick Burrows
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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:41 pm

Lee Bullock wrote: Im close on his heals on winning the u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played. :)
I've managed 2 joint firsts outta 2 attempts, with an unbeaten 11/14 :D

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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by Lee Bullock » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:35 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Lee Bullock wrote: Im close on his heals on winning the u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played. :)
I've managed 2 joint firsts outta 2 attempts, with an unbeaten 11/14 :D

Very nice lol. The year I didnt win I came very close 2nd. But was unbeaten that year. 4 draws and 3 wins I think it was. Only ever lost 1 game from 21 games :)
2013/2014 and 16/17 U140 Grand Prix Winner! ;)

2015 and 2016 Chess character of the year :)

Its not a failure to lose. Its a failure when you dont try and win.

Keith Arkell
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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by Keith Arkell » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:38 am

Chris Rice wrote:Remarkably Keith Arkell has now won it 22 times in 24 attempts:

1986...5.5....1st
1987...5......2nd=
1988...7.......1st
1989...6.......1st
1990...6.......1st
1991...6.......1st=
1992...5.5....1st=
1993...5.5....2nd=
1994...6.......1st=
1995...6.......1st=
1998...6.5....1st
2002...5.5....1st=
2003...6.......1st
2004...6.......1st
2007...6.......1st
2008...6.5....1st=
2009...6.......1st
2010...6.5....1st
2011...6.......1st
2012...6.......1st
2013...6.......1st
2014...5.5....1st
2015...7.......1st
2016...6.5....1st
[/quote]

I managed to notch up another first place in 2017, albeit shared with IM Richard Bates. We drew with each other, and, as was also the case with GM Gawain Jones and myself back in 2008, we each managed to win the other 6 games.

I also made progress in another long standing sequence of mine: a bit like with that old cliché about the irregularity of London buses, after a wait of more than 2 years ( the last time - number 22, to be precise, being v Dominic Mackle at Plymouth rapidplay in 2014) I notched up wins number 23 and 24 within 26 days of each other, in the so-called 'Arkell Ending' of R+B v R.

Firstly, on the 13th of August I beat John Sneberg to help me win the Midland Open Championship, and then, a few days ago, on the 8th of September, I used the ending to beat Paul Roberts in round 6 at Paignton.

In both cases I was Black and had the Queen's Bishop, and in both cases there were pawns to round up before I could reach the ending. An e pawn on the 7th rank in the former, and pawns on f3 and e6 in the latter.

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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by Mike Gunn » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:42 pm

On the FIDE rating point it was reported at the event that the organisers had submitted the form to the ECF but then somebody hadn't done what they should have done with it. Happily this has now been sorted.

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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:46 pm

I shall never understand why tournament organisers don't take a minute or two to check that their FIDE registrations have gone through correctly.

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Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:55 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:I shall never understand why tournament organisers don't take a minute or two to check that their FIDE registrations have gone through correctly.
From my time as IRO they never registered it, they waited to be asked if they were planning to register it.

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