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1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am
by John Higgs
Sunday 9th September – Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow HA1 2JG

Peter was a fantastic chess player drawing with World Champion Vishy Anand in a simultaneous display aged 8. Peter won the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal 2 times.

Peter’s first IM norm was at the Uxbridge Masters in 2009. Around this time Peter had a remarkable run 9 games against GMs without being defeated. Peter’s second IM norm was achieved at the World University Championships with one round to spare. Peter also had some fantastic results for Millfield School.

GM Matthew Turner recalls 2007-08 where Peter was “by far the best player in our team and in the final we were outgraded on every board, but his victory on board 1 clinched it for us.” We have no doubt Peter would have achieved IM and more but in the latter years of his life he was focusing on his career.

Peter also had a passion for helping juniors and for this reason this event is free for juniors – please email sarahhegartychess@outlook.com for a coupon code.

Event webpage:
https://sarahhegartychess.co.uk/product ... ent-entry/

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:06 am
by Sarah Longson
Thanks John - we are very lucky to be able to offer lots of junior prizes and free entry to juniors - thanks to the generous support of the John Robinson trust and Natasha Regan.

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 am
by John Higgs
The event is 6 rounds of ECF graded Rapidplay.

The Prize Fund: 1st- £200, 2nd- £100, 3rd- £50 + lots of junior prizes

Head Arbiter – Tim Dickinson.

Book your place now - only 150 places.

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am
by Matthew Turner
I've just signed up

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:34 am
by Matthew Turner
Just been given a sneaky peak at the list of entries and we have 11 over 200, so it is a great opportunity to try and get a few big name scalps.

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:07 pm
by Peter Turner
Hi, I'm providing the digital clocks (DGT 2010). Is the rate of play going to be one of the standard settings?

Thanks

Peter T

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:05 pm
by Sarah Longson
Hi - time control is 20+10 seconds. We have published the list as off last week- up to over 50 entries now and a very strong field!

http://chess-results.com/tnr365549.aspx?lan=1

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 am
by Matthew Turner
Nearly there. The top six boards will be broadcast live and hopefully there'll be some pretty exciting clashes with the field that has been assembled. I think there is still room for a few more entries if you fancy a trip down to Harrow on sunday.

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:42 am
by LawrenceCooper

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:22 am
by Nick Burrows
Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 am
The top six boards will be broadcast live
Anyone have a link for the live games?

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 pm
by Sarah Longson
Thanks to matthew Turner we have live boards from today’s event - tune in here - http://view.livechesscloud.com/0535e0e3 ... ba6b963ec2 !

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:15 pm
by Martin Benjamin
I was unable to play today, but I managed to pay a visit to the tournament just now. May I express my appreciation and gratitude to Sarah, Matthew, Natasha, anyone else involved in organising the event and those playing? It is a fitting tribute to a popular, polite and fine man.

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:21 pm
by Reg Clucas
Looks like the live feed has stalled, which is a pity - I was enjoying Howell vs Basman!

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:33 pm
by LawrenceCooper
Reg Clucas wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Looks like the live feed has stalled, which is a pity - I was enjoying Howell vs Basman!
The moves are all there now.

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:54 pm
by LawrenceCooper
1st= Stephen Gordon & David Howell 5.5/6. 3rd= Richard Bates, Ameet Ghasi & Gavin Wall 5/6.
http://chess-results.com/tnr365549.aspx ... =6&fed=ENG