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Alex McFarlane
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Scarborough 2014

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:29 am

4 games going out live from Scarborough.

http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/

New record entry.

MartinCarpenter
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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:44 pm

Good stuff :) Scary game on board 1 this morning.

With that somehow ending in a draw I guess there's a fairly enormous pile up on 3.5/4 for the final round.

Alex McFarlane
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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:42 am

351 entries

2014 Name Club Points Prize
Open
1st= David Walker Leam Lane 4.5 £300.00
David Eggleston Durham 4.5 £300.00
Andrew Ledger Sheffield 4.5 £300.00

4th= James Adair York Univ 4 £25.00
Matthew Webb Bradford 4 £25.00
Michael Barnes Gambit 4 £25.00
Dave Ledger Bedford 4 £25.00

Grading 1 Mike Hankinson Sheffield 3.5 £50.00

Grading 2 Shabir Okhai Syston 3.5 £25.00
Anastasios Nexis York 3.5 £25.00

Junior Joe Dalton Jesmond 2.5 £50.00

Major
1st= Paul Jackson Coulsdon 4 £125.00
Ron Plater Gosforth 4 £125.00
David Patrick Courier 4 £125.00
Donald Heron W Dragons 4 £125.00
Robert Clegg Huddersfield 4 £125.00
Eric Key York RI 4 £125.00
Paul Robson Durham City 4 £125.00
Trefor Thyme Newton Abbot 4 £125.00

Grading 1 Karl Potter Latimar 3.5 £25.00
Richard Mounce Jorvik 3.5 £25.00

Grading 2 Graham Ashcroft Preston 3 £20.00
Chris Dossett Scarborough 3 £20.00
Ron Stalker Middlesborough 3 £20.00

Junior Jonah Willow W Nottingham 3.5 £50.00

Veteran Roelf Westra Hull 3 £50.00

Intermediate
1st= Matthew Wilson Drip Drop 4.5 £375.00
Steven Allott Grimsby 4.5 £375.00

3rd= Neil Staples Banbury 4 £50.00
Paul Salisbury Wakefield 4 £50.00
David Buckell Clitheroe 4 £50.00
David Shaw Kendal 4 £50.00
Norman Andrews York 4 £50.00

Grading 1 Robert Forsythe Leam Lane 3.5 £50.00

Grading 2 Peter Hepworth Huddersfield 3.5 £25.00
Geraint George Wrexham 3.5 £25.00

Minor
1st= Tim Kendall Gambit 4.5 £375.00
William Egan Scunthorpe 4.5 £375.00


3rd= Dave Smart Arksey 4
John Manger Blaby 4
David Stewardson Leam Lane 4
Michael Maher Lichfield 4
Eric Davies VGBCC 4


Grading 1 John France Gosforth 3.5 £20.00
Bryan bainbridge Bishop Auckland 3.5 £20.00
David Watson aughton 3.5 £20.00

Grading 2 Nigel Redmond Bradford 3.5 £50.00

Veteran Jim Nicholson 3 £50.00

Foundation
1st= Jason Madden Leamington 4.5 £300.00
Gordon Summerville Buckley/Mold 4.5 £300.00
Graham Matthews Hartlepool 4.5 £300.00

4th= Hambel Willow W Nottingham 4 £20.00
David Summerland Leeds 4 £20.00
Mark Radley Grimsby 4 £20.00
Caroline Robson Barnet 4 £20.00
Michael Snowdon Rotherham 4 £20.00
Chris Budd W Bridgeford 4 £20.00
Geoff Ainsley Calderdale 4 £20.00

Grading 1 Paul Broderick Newport 3.5 £20.00
Michael Horne Crusader 3.5 £20.00
Peter Willoughby Ecclesall 3.5 £20.00

Grading 2 Billy Mole Morpeth 3.5 £50.00

Junior 1 Hambel Willow W Nottingham 4 £50.00

Junior 2 John Wall Forest Hall 3 £50.00

Veteran Dennis Davies Lytham 2.5 £50.00

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:50 am

Alex McFarlane wrote:351 entries

2014 Name Club Points Prize
Open
1st= David Walker Leam Lane 4.5 £300.00
David Eggleston Durham 4.5 £300.00
Andrew Ledger Sheffield 4.5 £300.00

4th= James Adair York Univ 4 £25.00
Matthew Webb Bradford 4 £25.00
Michael Barnes Gambit 4 £25.00
Dave Ledger Bedford 4 £25.00
I think all 7 are already qualified for the British, 6 by virtue of being IMs or FMs above 2200, and Webb by his ECF grade. That means the numerous players on 3.5 will have qualified.

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:56 am

All of them? Fun :) Webb (M) definitely qualified by ECF.

It would be a considerably saner event in an objective sense if they introduced a 'super major' (171-190 or something) to take some of the load off the Open but you'd obviously very much hesistate to mess with anything getting this many entries!

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:07 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:It would be a considerably saner event in an objective sense if they introduced a 'super major' (171-190 or something) to take some of the load off the Open but you'd obviously very much hesistate to mess with anything getting this many entries!

Well, yes, it does seem as though those 2 players scoring 4.5/5 in the Intermediate section had a better return than the 3 players who scored 4.5/5 in the open. The potential financial returns from chess congresses have always been very limited for those players above say 170 - no grading limited sections to enter, but never likely to win an open. Years since I competed in a congress, but nothing seems to have changed. Of course, nobody plays for the money :?

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:14 pm

Well the open/intermediate winner difference was basically random - 71 players in each. They've had everything from (quite rare) single winners in the open before now to a rather epic 8 way tie in the major last year....

The 'issue' is more that there's simply far too many players in each grouping for a 5 round swiss - this year you could easily have had four players reaching 4.5/5 in the open with them having played (iirc) *one* game against each other. Not crucial in grading limited sections, considerably less ideal for an open with potentially seriously imbalanced fields etc.

Not that I imagine anyone cares that much :) Suppose the 200(210)+ players might well have liked to play each other a bit more.

Not that important and a very impressive event.

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by John Garnett » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:53 pm

Is there an official total for the number of entries? Alex's post above said 351 entries but the website says there were 356. This could be significant as according to the Blackpool congress website their event had 353 players taking part.

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:32 pm

The website is correct. The total was 356. I mistyped as I was hurrying out this morning.

Sorry.

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by John Garnett » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:57 pm

So Scarborough is now the biggest weekend congress in the country. :D

Congratulations to the organisers.

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:52 pm

We've done a report of the Congress on the Yorkshire website.

Scarborough Chess Congress 2014 Report

No crosstables yet, they'll be up on the Yorkshire Chessnuts site at some point, but there's an enormous amount of results to process!

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:35 pm

The Scarborough website has more pictures from this years event thanks to Nigel Hepworth and full cross tables thanks to Jon Griffith and Chessnuts.

http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:The Scarborough website has more pictures from this years event thanks to Nigel Hepworth and full cross tables thanks to Jon Griffith and Chessnuts.
The new "clock substitution" rule in Appendix G was announced as being in force. Did anyone attempt to take advantage of it by making a disputed claim that their opponent was "unable or not attempting to win .... "?

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Re: Scarborough 2014

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:04 pm

No-one made a claim at Scarborough nor at the British Rapidplay this weekend.

I mention this in an article for BCM

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