Summer Tournament

2019 Summer Tournament

The 2019 Summer Tournament began in April and is now in its third Round. It is organised and run by our club secretary Malcolm Clarke, and is a 5-round Swiss in its format. It is one of three of the Club’s Tournaments. When the pairings for each round are announced, the first-named player has the white pieces. The odd number of players means byes are inevitable, but no player will receive more than one bye. The winner will have their name engraved on the Tournament’s trophy, the Kooner Cup.

Round 4 Pairings

Malcolm Clarke: “With only one game to be played in this year’s summer tournament I can make most of the round 4 draw:

Definite: Peter (2.5) v Phil (3), James (2.5) v David (2.5), Keven (2) v Dick (2),, Rob Sims (2) v Sam (2), Steve S (1.5) v Rob Bird (2), Maha (1) v Don (1), Ian bye

The rest of the draw depends on the result of Steve D v Rose, but if Steve D wins or draws Mansa (1) v Rob Strachan (1), John (1) v Steve D (1 or 0.5), , Rose ((0 or 0.5)  v Nobby  (0.5)

– and if Rose wins Mansa (1) v John (1), Rose (1) v Rob Strachan (1), Nobby (0.5) v Steve D (0)”.

Round 3 Pairings:

Phil OvertonRob Sims
David CullifordPeter Przybycin
Don CreaseyJames Lesniak
John KoonerRob Bird
Dick MeredithMaha Chandar
Rob StrachanKeven Lamb
Sam MurphyMansa Chandar
Steve SaundersIan Parker
Steve DunleavyRose Saunders
Nobby Georgebye

Previous rounds

Round 1: Phil v John, Nobby v Peter, David v Mansa, Don v Rob Sims, Dick v Ian, Rob Strachan v Maha, Sam v Steve S, Steve D v Keven, Rob Bird v Rose.  First named player playing white.

Round 2: Keven (1) v Phil (1), Rob Sims (1) v Rob Strachan (1), Rob Bird (1) v David (1). Peter (1) v Dick (1), James (B) v Sam (1), Ian (0) v Don (0). Mansa (0) v Nobby (0), Maha (0) v Steve D (0), Rose (0) v John (0) Bye Steve Saunders.  First named player is white and scores at end of round 1 in brackets.  B means player had bye, but we need to decide whether to score byes as a full point or a half point.  However no player will receive more than one bye in the competition.

The Summer Tournament: general information

The shiny Kooner Cup

The Kooner Cup and replica 2008

The Summer Tournament has been played each Summer for a number of years – since we used to meet at our former venue at Eastleigh’s Railway Institute. The games are all ECF-graded games. The Kooner Cup is presented at a sociable get-together by John Kooner who kindly provided the original trophy and the replicas.

The 2018 Summer Tournament was won jointly by Manoj Chandar and Sam Murphy.

Sam Murphy and Manoj Chandar, joint winners of the Summer Tournament 2018.
Sam Murphy and Manoj Chandar, joint winners of the Summer Tournament 2018.