Book Prize Tournament Round 8

The club’s Book Prize Tournament Round 7 has been completed. Tournament organiser Peter Przybycin gives an update and results from Round 7, and he announces the pairings for Round 8.

Book Prize Tournament Round 7

Will Geoffrey make it three wins in a row?

Will Mike end John’s run of victories in their top  of the table clash?

Rob is back to his winning ways after a hard-fought game against the rapidly improving Geoffrey.

Round 7 Results

Round 7 is now complete.

Mike Henbury brought John Kooner’s run of success to an end in this round, which puts the pair of them equal first on six points.

Mike leads on tie-break, as the winner of their individual game. However, it could be that neither of them will win the tournament, as Rob Sims is now close on their heels, half a point behind with four rounds still to play.

  • Suzan Dunleavy 0 – Steve Dunleavy 1
  • Nobby George 0 –  Rob Sims 1
  • Geoffrey Parish 0 – Rob Strachan 1
  • Rose Saunders 0 – Steve Saunders 1
  • Mike Henbury 1 – John Kooner 0
  • Don Creasey 1 – Keven Lamb 0
Rose loses to husband Steve in Book Prize Tournament
Rose loses to husband Steve in the Book Prize Tournament

Scores to date:

  • Mike Henbury 6
  • John Kooner 6
  • Rob Sims 5½
  • Rob Strachan 5
  • Don Creasey 4½
  • Keven Lamb 4
  • Rose Saunders 3
  • Nobby George 2
  • Geoffrey Parish 2
  • Steve Dunleavy 2
  • Steve Saunders 2
  • Suzan Dunleavy 0
Cheers! Steve Dunleavy raises a glass
Cheers! Steve Dunleavy won his Round 7 game against Suzan.

Book Prize Tournament Round 8 pairings:

  • Rob Sims v John Kooner
  • Steve Saunders v Steve Dunleavy
  • Nobby George v Keven Lamb
  • Don Creasey v Mike Henbury
  • Rose Saunders v Rob Strachan
  • Suzan Dunleavy v Geoffrey Parish

As ever, the player named first has the white pieces.

Deadline for finishing round 8 is Saturday 20th March 2021.

All the best,

Peter.

Rules Recap

  • The Book Prize Tournament is an all-play-all contest, so with 12 players that makes 11 Rounds.
  • Although players will sometimes play consecutive games with the same colour, each player will end up having played at least 4 games as white.
  • Each Round should be completed within 3 weeks, but there can be some flexibility.
  • The games are to be played online – on lichess.org.
  • The time control is 90 minutes each per game.
  • The winner (or white if drawn) should notify Peter of the result.

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