The Knock-out tournament

Chandler’s Ford Chess Club Knock-out 2020

The 2020 Chandlers Ford Chess Club Knock-out starts in June with a Preliminary Round to determine which 8 of the club players go through to the next Round of the tournament. 

The Knockout is one of three internal club tournaments at the club. It is organised by Steve Dunleavy.

Steve Dunleavy, D Team Captain and Knock-out organiser
Steve Dunleavy, Knock-Out Tournament organiser.

2020 Knockout Preliminary Round Pairings

WhiteBlackResult
Peter PrzybycinRob Strachan1-0
Don CreaseyRob Sims0-1
Rob BirdSam Murphy1-0
James DaasSteve Saunders1-0
Patrick PaveyKeven Lamb1-0
Rose SaundersPeter EalesRose goes through
K-O Preliminary Pairings, byes: Steve Dunleavy, John Kooner

2020 Knockout Round 1

WhiteBlackResult
Rose SaundersSteve Dunleavy0.5-0.5; Rose won replay
James DaasPeter Przybycin0-1
Patrick PaveyRob Sims1-0
Rob BirdJohn Kooner1-0
Round 1

2020 Knockout Semi Finals

WhiteBlackResult
Rob BirdPeter Przybycin0-1
Rose SaundersPatrick Pavey0-1
Semi-Finals

2020 Knockout Final

WhiteBlackResult
Patrick PaveyPeter Przybycin0-1
2020 Knock-out Final
Peter Przybycin wearing chess mask
Peter Przybycin, winner of the 2020 Knockout – wearing a chess mask

2020 Knock Out Tournament winner Peter Przybycin presented with Trophy

Peter Przybyin won this year’s Knockout Tournament. The tournament was organised by Steve Dunleavy, who presented the Trophy to Peter (in a socially safe way) last weekend (November 2020).

Peter Przybycin receives Knockout Trophy, 2020
Peter Przybycin receives Knockout Trophy, 2020. Photo by Suzan Dunleavy

The 2020 Knockout additional guidance notes are as follows:

  1. All games can be played on the internet (lichess.org or chess.com), by email, text or telephone – or whatever format that is agreed by both players;
  2. All games played on the internet to have a 90 minute/player time control. Other formats can dispense with the time control unless both players can agree on a method to have a time control
  3. All players named first to play with white
  4. All games to be completed within 3 weeks(by the 11/07/20) and all results to be emailed to me as soon as possible thereafter, in the event of a draw the time period can be extended by another week(to the 18/07/20) but the game and result must be played/settled by that date

The 2019 Knock-Out

The 2019 winner

Peter Przybycin (right), winner of the Knockout Trophy, 2019
Peter Przybycin (right), winner of the Knockout Trophy, 2019

The 2019 Winner of the Knock-out tournament was Peter Przybycin. He was presented with the Knock-out Trophy at the Christmas Curry on 12th December.

Preliminary pairings

The Preliminary matches brought the number of players for Round 1 down to 16 players. These were the Pairings of the preliminaries:

THE DRAW FOR THE ABOVE IS AS FOLLOWS(THE FIRST NAMED PERSON TO PLAY WITH WHITE):

  1. SAM M VERSUS PETE P
  2. IAN P V ROB STRACHAN
  3. DICK M V STEVE S

Round 1

Round 1 began on 5th May, and saw 8 of the 16 eliminated. These were the Round 1 pairings:

THE DRAW FOR THE ABOVE IS AS FOLLOWS.THE PERSON NAMED FIRST PLAYS WITH WHITE)

  1. JAMES –L   V PETER-P
  2. MAHA-C V MANSA C
  3. KEV-L V JOHN-K
  4. ROB SIMS V NOBBY-G
  5. MANOJ-C V ROSE-S
  6. ROB STRACHAN  V PHIL-O
  7. DON C V STEVE-D
  8. DICK M V ROB BIRD

Round 2

Round 2 started on 9th June with these pairings:

THE DRAW IS AS FOLLOWS(WITH THE PLAYER NAMED FIRST PLAYING WITH WHITE):

1)MANOJ C V PHIL O

2)MANSA C V PETE P

3)ROB SIMS V ROB BIRD

4) DON C V JOHN K

Round 2 is due to end on 2nd July, although if the last game(s) are drawn that might move things back a week if there are re-plays.

Tournament rules for the Knock-Out

Tournament organiser Steve Dunleavy sets out the Knock-out tournament rules below:

  1. ALL GAMES TO BE COMPLETED BY THE ROUND DEADLINE AND ALL RESULTS TO BE MAILED TO ME ASAP AFTER THE RESULT HAS BEEN DETERMINED
  2. CLOCKS TO BE SET AT 90 MINUTES AND ALL MOVES RECORDED
  3. IN THE EVENT OF A DRAW THE OPTIONS ARE EITHER A) PLAY A RAPID PLAY THE SAME NIGHT( DURATION TO BE AGREED BY BOTH PLAYERS)OR B)ARRANGE ANOTHER 90 MINUTE GAME PROVIDING BOTH PLAYERS ARE 100% COMMITTED TO COMPLETEING THE REPLAYED GAME BY THE DEADLINE(TO FACILITATE THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS)
  4. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF ALL DATES THAT GAMES ARE ARRANGED TO BE PLAYED ARE EMAILED TO ME ONCE AGREED SO THAT I CAN MONITER THE PROGRESS OF THE COMPETITION
  5. GAMES CAN BE PLAYED AT THE CLUB OR ANY OTHER VENUE AGREED BY BOTH PLAYERS
  6. PLEASE EMAIL ME THE RESULTS AS SOON AS THE GAMES ARE COMPLETED
  7. ENJOY
  8. ALL RESULTS WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR GRADING PURPOSES
Steve celebrates his 60th
Steve with some friends at his 60th birthday celebration.