The Ladder Tournament 2021-22

The new Chandler’s Ford Chess Club Ladder Tournament, 2021-22, is organised by Rob Sims. Sam Murphy set up the 2021-2 Tournament, and Rob Sims runs it.

Players may challenge up to 4 places above their own step: if the challenger wins, they swap places, otherwise they stay where they are. The time control for the games is 90 minutes for each player. The challenger has the white pieces. For the full Rules, see below.

In previous years, after the ladder ends  the two players in second and third place play each other and the winner of that game plays a final match against the player who is top, so we’ll go through that process when the final ladder positions are revealed on September 13th 2022.

The latest Ladder positions are shown in the table below.

The 2021-22 Ladder (1st July 2022)

PositionPlayer
1Peter Eales
2Rob Strachan
3Steve Dunleavy
4Rob Sims
5Steve Saunders
6Peter Przybycin
7Lee Mundy
8Maha Chandar
9Geoff Parish
10John Kooner
11Dick Meredith
12Sam Murphy
13Rose Saunders
14Iwan Cave
15Keven Lamb
16Eric Jones
17Michael Henbury
18Daniel Phillips
19Pablo Andres
20Graham Stewart
21Keith Gregory
22John Pellegrini
23Alan Weaver
24Nobby George
The Ladder, 1st July 2022
Rob Sims (left, black pieces) vs Sam Murphy in round 2 of the 2021 Book Prize Tournament
Rob Sims (left), and Sam Murphy

THE RULES

All games to be played on the clock, which will be set at ninety minutes and then played to a finish.

Players may challenge up to four places above their own step.

 If the challenger wins, he will exchange places with the loser, all other results then the positions remain the same.

The same players may not play each other again without first playing another player.   

Once a challenge is accepted neither the challenger nor the player being challenged may make or accept another challenge.

A challenge cannot be made more than seven days ahead of the game to be played.

The challenger will have the white pieces.

All games to be played over the board, other than games for Mike Henbury, which can be played online.

Please notify Rob Sims with the results of all games played.

The current Ladder will end on 13th September 2022. In previous years, after the ladder ends the two players in second and third place play each other and the winner of that game plays a final match against the player who is top, so we’ll go through that process when the final ladder positions are revealed on September 13th.

Sam Murphy (left) is presented with Ladder Trophy by Nobby George 26 October 2021
Sam Murphy (left) is presented with Ladder Trophy by Nobby George 26 October 2021. Sam set up the Ladder Tournament 2021-22.