2020 Summer Tournament
The 2020 Summer Tournament will seem a strange one in the time of COID-19 social distancing. But essentially, the core aspects remain the same: players will be paired against each other in a series of Rounds over the summer months, vying for the Kooner Cup.
It’s just the ‘how’ that will be different: games will have to be played in which the players are not facing each other across the board.
This is where online platforms such as lichess.org or chess.com provide a solution. On these platforms, games can be set up for the time control desired (in our case this is 90 minutes each as default).
Email or text or other solutions may also enable games to be played.
The Tournament organiser, Malcolm Clarke, has now made the draw for the First Round of the 2020 Chandlers Ford Summer Tournament:
2020 First Round Pairings
|Peter Przybycin||1-0||Keven Lamb|
|Don Creasey||0-1||Phil Overton|
|James Daas||1-0||Rob Strachan|
|Steve Saunders||0-1||Sam Murphy|
|Nobby George||0-1||Steve Dunleavy|
|Ian Parker||0-1||Maha Chandar|
|Rob Sims||1-0||Rose Saunders|
|Bye – John Kooner|
2020 Round 2 Pairings
|Sam Murphy||0-1||Peter Przybycin|
|Phil Overton||Maha Chandar|
|Rob Sims||James Daas|
|Steve Dunleavy||Don Creasey|
|Keven Lamb||1-0||Steve Saunders|
|Rob Strachan||John Kooner|
|Bye – Rose Saunders|
2019 Summer Tournament
2019 Winner: Phil Overton
The 2019 Chandlers Ford Chess Club Summer Tournament champion is Phil Overton. He was presented the prize, the Kooner Cup, by John Kooner. The 2019 tournament had been a well-fought competitive tournament.
The 2019 Summer Tournament began in April. 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 5 Pairings
Phil v James; Rob Bird v Peter; Dick v Sam; David v Maha; John v Rob Sims; Nobby v Keven; Rob Strachan v Steve Saunders; Don v Mansa; Ian v Steve D; Rose has bye.
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 Overton||Rob Sims|
|David Culliford||Peter Przybycin|
|Don Creasey||James Lesniak|
|John Kooner||Rob Bird|
|Dick Meredith||Maha Chandar|
|Rob Strachan||Keven Lamb|
|Sam Murphy||Mansa Chandar|
|Steve Saunders||Ian Parker|
|Steve Dunleavy||Rose Saunders|
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 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.