Exeter Club Championship & Rapidplay Tournament 2013-2014

Updated 5th June 2014 (Championships completed)

Please join me in heartily congratulating Dave Regis who won the Championship outright with an unbeaten 5/6!

Giles Body claims second with 4.5/6 - again unbeaten - a great result to add to his triumph in the club's Rapidplay Championship, which he "blitzed" with a jawdropping 8.5/9. Well done Giles!

Many congratulations also to Jonathan Waley who achieved a splendid joint third (with 3.5/6) despite having the third-lowest grade in the tournament - he is awarded this year's General title.

TJP

1. Championship Table (Swiss)

2. Championship Rules

3. Rapidplay Table (All-Play-All)

4. Rapidplay Rules

Exeter Chess Club Championship 2013-2014

 Exeter Chess Club
Exeter - 15/10/2013, 27/05/2014

Exeter Chess Club
 Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6 
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  1 Dave Regis            176  NC ---  5.0 | +B13  +W7   =B2   +W3   +B6   =W4  
  2 Giles Body            160  NC ---  4.5 | +W15  =B3   =W1   =B6   +W5   +B8  
  3 Jonathan Waley        126  NC ---  3.5 | +B4   =W2   +B5   -B1   =W9   =W6  
  4 Jon Duckham           146  NC ---  3.5 | -W3   +B15  =W6   =B9   +W12  =B1  
  5 Piet Dobber           136  NC ---  3.5 | =W6   +B9   -W3   +BYE  -B2   +W14 
  6 Tim Paulden           186  NC ---  3.0 | =B5   +W8   =B4   =W2   -W1   =B3  
  7 Charlie Keen          140  NC ---  3.0 | +W16  -B1   -W11  +W13  -B8   +B9  
  8 Jeremy Amos           129  NC ---  3.0 | =W9   -B6   +W15  =B12  +W7   -W2  
  9 Sean Pope             154  NC ---  2.5 | =B8   -W5   +B14  =W4   =B3   -W7  
 10 Pablo Medina     (W)  180  NC ---  2.0 | +W11  +B12   --    --    --    --  
 11 Chris Southall   (W)  134  NC ---  2.0 | -B10  +W14  +B7   -BYE   --    --  
 12 Will Marjoram         146  NC ---  2.0 | +B14  -W10  =B13  =W8   -B4   -BYE 
 13 Eddy Palmer           133  NC ---  2.0 | -W1   +B16  =W12  -B7   -W14  =B15 
 14 Richard Scholes       103  NC ---  2.0 | -W12  -B11  -W9   +BYE  +B13  -B5  
 15 Tom Bonds             131  NC ---  1.5 | -B2   -W4   -B8   -BYE  +W16  =W13 
 16 Richard Player         99  NC ---  1.0 | -B7   -W13  +BYE  -BYE  -B15  -BYE 

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 Club Championship: summary of rules

1. The Club Championship is a six-round Swiss-paired tournament. If required, players may ask for one (half-point) bye in advance of the publication of the next round's draw, but a bye is not permitted in the last round.

2. Players will be informed of the pairings for each round by email. Both players are responsible for making contact with their opponent as soon as possible after the publication of the draw to arrange a date for their game.

3. The latest Laws of Chess apply, a copy of which is kept in the main cupboard at the club. Players must use clocks and record their moves.

4. The normal time limit is 36 moves in 1 hour and 15 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes added when the time control is reached. A shorter time limit of 30 moves in 1 hour plus an additional 15 minutes at the time control is permissible, but only if both players agree to this arrangement.

5. Games should commence by 19:30 at the latest, if playing on a club night. Should a player not turn up to play an arranged game at the agreed time, his opponent should make a move if playing White, and start the clock. Players who do not turn up will be defaulted half an hour after the agreed start time.

6. Please note: players will automatically be defaulted if they fail to play their games on or before the stated deadline. The only exception to this will be if either player contacts the tournament controller in advance of the deadline and provides an acceptable reason for an extension. Any player who defaults twice in the competition will be withdrawn.

7. After six rounds, if there is a tie for first place on the basis of points scored, there shall be a play-off to decide the winner of the Championship – no tie-break criteria will be applied.

Tournament Controller: Tim Paulden

 Exeter Chess Club Rapidplay Tournament 2013-2014



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TOT
POS
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Tim Paulden (186 LP)
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Pablo Medina (180 LP)
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3
Sean Pope (169)

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4
Charlie Keen (152)


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Giles Body (146)



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Jon Duckham (139)




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Tom Bonds (131)





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Jeremy Amos (129 LP)






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Eddy Palmer (124)







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Richard Scholes (113)








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Richard Player (99 LP)









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Brian Aldwin (85)










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Rapidplay rules:

  • Play one game against each opponent. 
  • 30 minutes each. 
  • Toss a coin for colour. 
  • Normal laws of chess apply except you don’t have to record moves.      
  • Illegal move rules-
    • An illegal move is completed once the opponent’s clock has been started. The opponent is then entitled to claim that the player completed an illegal move before the claimant has made his move. 
    • If it is found that an illegal move has been completed, the position immediately before the irregularity shall be reinstated. 
    • The player who made the illegal move will be subject to the touch-move rules and will have to make a legal move if possible with the piece s/he initially moved illegally. 
    • The opponent of the player who made the illegal move will get an extra 2 minutes on the clock. 
    • If the same player makes three illegal moves, they lose the game.
    • An illegal move made during the last 2 minutes of either player results in a loss by the player who made the illegal move.
RULES:
Play one game against each opponent. 30 minutes each on the clock. Toss a coin for colour. Normal laws of chess apply, except you don’t need to record moves. If you make an illegal move, your opponent gets 2 extra minutes.


  Tournament Controller: Tim Paulden

Chess Quotes

A quote from Richard RETI's Masters of the Chessboard(p 395):
"In general, it can be established that there are two defenses against 1. e4, which make it absolutely impossible for the first player to take any initiative, and which give Black such an even game, without any difficulties at all, that it has now become useless in practice, since these defenses are generally known. They are the Caro-Kann Defense and the variation of the French Game: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4."
Glad that's settled! :-)
— Randy Pals