The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

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The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:00 pm

DeMontford Bell is pleased to announced that it has agreed to sponsor The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival for a further three years.

The festival has become a key date in the UK chess calendar, attracting hundreds of players including many top international masters and grandmasters each year.

Wendy Funes Betancourt, Head of Group Media at DeMontford Bell, said: “We are happy to be in a position to be able to give something back to the community by fostering both British and international chess talent.”

“We are indebted to Adam Raoof of chessengland.com for organising this great event and we look forward to welcoming all participants, hopefully including many new players who will get their very first rating at this tournament.”

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess

DeMontford Bell is a leading provider of independent financial services with a focus on compliant onshore and offshore tax planning. DeMontford Bell operates from London and Hong Kong and has a presence in most onshore and offshore financial centres.

Contacts:
Chess England - Adam Raoof, adamraoof@gmail.com / 07855 036 537
DeMontford Bell - Tom Jackson, tomjackson@demontfordbell.com / 020 3287 9997

The strongest one-day rapidplay in the UK
In 2015 we had 260 players over 5 sections, over £2200 in cash prizes, plus trophies and books.
In 2016 we will have more cash prizes, financial support so that the best juniors in the country will be able to participate, and commentary streamed live on the internet.

'Probably the best chess venue in London' Grandmaster Aaron Summerscale
'We have had the opportunity to travel around the world in various Youth, Schools and Open tournaments... this tournament was one of the best organised tournaments we have experienced' S.L. (India)

4th and 5th editions are planned for Saturday 9 July 2016 and 8 July 2017

Kings Place: Come and experience two world-class concert halls, purpose-built art galleries, a bar/café, waterside restaurant and award winning conference and events facilities - all under one roof.
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The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival 9th July

Post by Adam Raoof » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:32 pm

The 4th DeMontford Bell King's Place FIDE Rapid chess tournament takes place on Saturday 9th July. There are 5 sections including a section for first timers (My First Tournament Under 85) and £3,000 in prizes. Top seeds include Luke McShane and David Howell, Simon Williams and many others!

PARENTS - DID YOU KNOW that your U18 child might be eligible for a FREE English Chess Federation membership from 4 July 2016 (lasts until September 2017)? Check with the ECF for full details on 01424 775222 as it will save you ££ on entry fees - including Kings Place!

At Kings Place we have £600 in extra prizes - for top junior and female competitors.

Click here for full details on the Kings Place website.

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess

Register at this page

https://form.jotform.com/53154360010944

See who's entered

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/the-demontf ... al-entries
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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Adam Raoof » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:37 pm

the commentary is live on playchess.com- if you can find the link post it here Lawrence!

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:20 pm

Somewhere you could see who is winning would be nice.

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:23 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Somewhere you could see who is winning would be nice.
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr227117. ... =30&wi=821

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:34 pm

Thanks, I hadn't found that ( obviously! ).

Do we know how Peter Sowray came to lose to Jonathan Rowson in the last round when they appeared to be repeating moves?

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:41 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Thanks, I hadn't found that ( obviously! ).

Do we know how Peter Sowray came to lose to Jonathan Rowson in the last round when they appeared to be repeating moves?
I didn't pay much attention to that game, especially once I noticed a white knight move from e7 to f5 whilst the black king was on g8 :shock:

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:33 pm

Shreyas Royal, recently silver medallist in the European Schools, has just finished equal second with 5/6 in the U120. Not bad for an under-7, and perhaps a contender for the special prize for the best result by a junior relative to age in any tournament.

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:40 pm

The Open in particular appears to have attracted several players who retired from active play some years ago.

This has to be one of the better Junior results, although his rapidplay rating is well behind his standard play one.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr227117. ... 821&snr=81

Meanwhile in Sussex, Graeme Buckley has a full point lead after three rounds.

http://wealdchesscongress.org/wp-conten ... pen-R4.pdf

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Peter Sowray » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:16 am

NickFaulks wrote:Thanks, I hadn't found that ( obviously! ).

Do we know how Peter Sowray came to lose to Jonathan Rowson in the last round when they appeared to be repeating moves?

Are the games from yesterday still available online? If so, I'm happy to try to fix the score of my game vs. Jonathan.

Fantastic event ... congrats to Adam, Tim and everyone.

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Adam Raoof » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:33 am

I think you can download them from play chess.com and once I get them I will add them to the chess results site.
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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Peter Sowray » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:43 pm

Thanks, Adam

Found exactly what I was looking for on playchess (and much other good stuff besides).

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Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:48 am

PRIZES (E&OE) PS if one of the admins can change this to courier font it would be appreciated!)

Our thanks to DeMontford Bell for their sponsorship and to Kings Place for a wonderful venue, and friendly staff. WE HAD 287 PLAYERS OVER 5 SECTIONS. 4 Grandmasters, 9 IMs and 9 FMs.

Games from the live boards are now available on chess-results.com and the commentary may also be online soon.

Pictures http://tinyurl.com/KingsPlace2016 courtesy of Brendan O'Gorman

Thanks are also due to British Chess Magazine for prizes of 6-month subscriptions and free magazines for all competitors, Rob Willmoth Coaching Services for the My First Tournament trophies and to those donors who supported the event anonymously.

Cash prizes are shared. Tiebreak for trophies = 1. Number of wins, 2. Number of wins with Black, 3. Head-to-head score. 4.Sum of progressive scores.

NEXT YEAR KINGS PLACE IS ON SATURDAY 8th JULY 2017

£3,000+ in prizes for all!

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess

OPEN (82 players)
1st £1000 + trophy + medal
2nd £500
3rd £250
Rating Prize x 3 £50.00
Best Under 16 in the Open: £100

Final ranking

MCSHANE Luke J 2701 ENG 5½ =1st £750.00 + medal
TAN Justin 2202 AUS 5½ =1st £750.00 + Trophy on coin toss
ROWSON Jonathan 2532 SCO 5 =3rd £62.50
GHASI Ameet K 2523 ENG 5 =3rd £62.50
FODOR Tamas Jr. 2493 HUN 5 =3rd £62.50
HARVEY Marcus R 2301 ENG 5 =3rd £62.50

HOWELL David W L 2681 ENG 4½
D`COSTA Lorin A R 2387 ENG 4½
BATES Richard A 2385 ENG 4½
MERRIMAN John 2190 ENG 4½ Under 2200 £50.00
HOUSKA Jovanka 2386 ENG 4
ZAKARIAN David 2361 ARM 4
PEIN Malcolm 2356 ENG 4
PIGOTT John C 2354 ENG 4
WALL Gavin 2316 IRL 4
BUKOJEMSKI Adam 2286 POL 4
SOWRAY Peter J 2280 ENG 4
HEALEY Michael W 2183 ENG 4
POULTON James R 2164 ENG 4
KOSTOPOULOS Evaggelos 2150 GRE 4
SEDYKH Mikhail 1931 ENG 4 Under 2050 £50.00
GOLDING James 1652 ENG 4 Under 1950 £50.00 + U16 £100

MAJOR Under 170 (44)

1st £100 + trophy + medal
2nd £50
3rd £25
Rating Prize x2 £50.00
Best Under 14 in the Major: £100

Final ranking

DUDA Lucas 1941 ENG 5 =1st £68.50 + trophy + medal
DYDAK Mateusz 1931 CAN 5 =1st £68.50
JOSLIN Tim 1881 ENG 5 =1st £68.50
BIRD Joel 1911 ENG 4½ + BCM sub
STERN Robert 1794 ENG 4½ Under 1830 £50.00
JACOB Sydney J 1881 ENG 4
CAVENDISH Joshua Z 1857 ENG 4
RUBECK Jonathan 1803 ENG 4
NEEDHAM Sabrina 1753 ENG 4 Best female aged 14 and over: £100
ONSLOW Teddy 1606 ENG 4 Under 1740 £50.00 + U14 £100.00

MINOR Under 145 (40 players)

1st £100 + trophy + medal
2nd £50
3rd £25
Grading Prize £50.00
Best Under 12 in the Minor: £100

Final ranking

YOON Jacob D 1469 ENG 5½ 1st £100 + Trophy + medal
TIVILLIER Jacques 1752 ENG 5 2nd £50.00
PIECHA Lukasz Marek ENG 5 3rd £25.00 (unrated)

EEFTING Martijn 1715 ENG 4½ + BCM Sub
CHMELEV Alexander 1700 ENG 4½ + BCM sub
BURNHAM Frank D 1776 ENG 4
PEYKOV Andriy 1750 ENG 4
LIM Yu-Chin (peter) 1740 ENG 4
CHANTRELL Paul 1682 ENG 4
MCNISH David 1645 ENG 4
BITEL Daniel 1644 ENG 4
NAYLOR Richard A 1639 ENG 4
PEPE Salvatore 1668 ENG 3½
SLOAN Cecil 1644 USA 3½
WIRATUNGA Ishan 1601 SRI 3½
CROUCH Timothy J 1594 ENG 3½
RAMAIYA Arushi 1524 ENG 3½ Under 1594 £50.00 + U12 £100

AMATEUR Under 120 (66 PLAYERS)

1st £100 + trophy + medal
2nd £50
3rd £25
Grading Prizes x 2 £50.00

Final ranking

ZITIS Chrysostomos Foivos 107 GRE 5½ 1st £100 + trophy + medal
NEELY John S 118 ENG 5 =2nd £20.00
FEAR Logan 117 ENG 5 =2nd £20.00
HAWTHORN Tom 116 ENG 5 =2nd £20.00
BANSAL Saahil 102 ENG 5 =2nd £20.00 + BCM sub
ROYAL Shreyas 94 ENG 5 Grading Prize £50.00 + most promising Junior £100

JOHNSON Mark 109 ENG 4½ + BCM sub
MACDONALD John R 110 ENG 4
DUNNE David C 109 ENG 4
COX Chris M 107 ENG 4
MITCHELL Robert S 103 ENG 4
MERRIMAN James 99 ENG 4
SIMMS Geoffrey R 98 ENG 4
CAMPBELL Neil 94 ENG 4
JOHN Joshua 94 ENG 4
JACKSON Thomas 91 MLT 4
EVERITT David 87 ENG 4
KOPERNICKY Martin 0 ENG 4
MCLEAN Rory 114 ENG 3½
OGAH Adah Simon 109 ENG 3½
BUCKLAND David As 86 ENG 3½
PEREZ FADON Andres 85 ENG 3½ Grading Prize £50.00
BRETT Alex I 84 ENG 3½

MFT Under 85 (55 PLAYERS)

=1st - Amaara Wadwhani - Trophy + medal + BCM sub + Best female Under 14: £100 5.5/6
=1st - Max Bird - Trophy + medal + BCM sub 5.5/6 £50.00
3rd - Roshan Gurjar - Trophy + medal + BCM sub 5/6
4th - Harvey Goodall - medal + BCM sub 5/6
5th - Jack Esiri BCM sub 5/6
6th - David John BCM sub 5/6

NEXT YEAR KINGS PLACE IS ON SATURDAY 8th JULY

£3,000+ in prizes for all!

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess
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