The New Tournament, organised by Peter Przybycin, is now called the Book Prize Tournament. The tournament is progressing, and the First Round games have already been played. The games are played online at lichess.org, and have a time control of 90 minutes each per player. It is an 11 round tournament, all-play-all.
Peter names the tournament
As I mentioned before, I feel that the new tournament needs a name, and I have settled on “The Book Prize Tournament”. There are several reasons for this.
Being an “Internationalist” I don’t want to refer to any nationality in the name.
I don’t want to give it a name which includes Chandlers Ford in the title, because I feel that making it an official club tournament is something which should be agreed by the club as a whole.
I don’t want to give it a name that suggests there may be more in the future. My thinking is that, after the covid situation ends and we’re back to playing league matches, there will no longer be room for a fourth club tournament.
That said, it may be that there is sufficient demand for another OTB tournament, failing that a regular online tournament alongside all the over-the-board stuff, in which case I would call it the “Chandlers Ford Minor”, and supply a trophy rather than donate a book.
This is all speculation of course, and hopefully the options can be discussed at a future general meeting.
The Book Prize Tournament Round 1 Results
|Rose Saunders||0.5 – 0.5||Mike Henbury|
|Geoffrey Parish||0 – 1||Keven Lamb|
|Rob Strachan||1 – 0||Don Creasey|
|Rob Sims||1 – 0||Steve Dunleavy|
|John Kooner||1-0||Steve Saunders|
|Nobby George||1-0||Suzan Dunleavy|
Round 2 pairings
|Steve Dunleavy||Keven Lamb|
|Suzan Dunleavy||John Kooner|
|Rob Sims||Mike Henbury|
|Nobby George||Don Creasey|
|Geoffrey Parish||Rose Saunders|
|Rob Strachan||Steve Saunders|
As before, the first named player has white.
Winner to notify me of the result. In the event of a draw, the player of the white pieces has this responsibility.
Please play your round 2 games by Saturday 12th December.
Kev, as ever, please feel free to post any of this info on the club website.