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CONGRESS RESULTS

GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY 14th August 2004
Open (11 pl) 1-2 IM Colin Crouch 214, Peter P Taylor 182 5/6 45; 3 Gary Senior e170 4; 4-6 Charles Chakanyuka 175, Tim Rogers 158, Jamie Hillman 161 3... Grading U175 Rogers, Hillman 10
Major U160 (28 pl) 1 Ian R Henderson 134 5/6 60; 2 Michael Kobylka 152 5 30; 3 Jonathan Rubeck 130 4; 4-9 Joel Bird 151s, Helge Hjort 150, David Cutmore 149, Nick Tarlton e145, Emyr Jones 140, Tony Wells 117 4; 10 Charles Higgie 3... Grading U145 Rubeck 20
Minor U130 (20 pl) 1-2 Chris Fewtrell 116, Wilbur Francis 102 5/6 45; 2 Akash Jain (J) 95 4; 3-4 K Azizur Rahman 127, Richard Stokes 101 4; 5-7 Paul Blackwell 109, Gerald Tredinnick 102, Ben Cameron 91 3... Grading U115 Jain 20
Amateur U100 (18 pl) 1 Joe Farrell 97 5/6 60; 2 Eliot Hoving 4 15; 3-6 Ian Leighton 91, Walter Thorpe 90, Faye Ainscow, John Kelly 4 5; 7 Peter Anderson 3... Grading U85 Ainscow 20
Results Adam Raoof


6th NORTH LONDON INDIVIDUAL BLITZ 20th July 2004
in memory of Sam Black
39 played. 1 Colin Crouch 10/12 140; 2 Lawrence Trent 10 70... Grading U160 Helge Hjort 7 20; U120 John Bygrave, Alan Trent 5 10. Upset Prize Senthuran Sathyanandha 20
Results Gary Cook. Full details: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~cernunos/nccl/history/blitz/blitz_ch.htm


GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY 17th July 2004
Open (15 pl) 1 IM Aleksandar Colovic 220 5/6 60; 2 IM Lawrence Trent 210 4 30; 3-4 Grzegorz Osipiak 205, Robin Haldane 171 4; 5-7 IM Colin Crouch 225, Antony Hynes 187, Tim Rogers 156 3... Grading U175 Robin Haldane 20
Major U160 (22 pl) 1 Daniel Ellis 149 5/6 60; 2 Arunas Gedvilas 138 5 30; 3-4 Tumen Buyandalai, Andres Campos e150 4; 5-7 Michael Kobylka, Helge Hjort 140, Jinwoo Song 132 4; 8 Robin Huq 137 3... Grading U145 Helge Hjort, Jinwoo Song 15
Minor U130 1-2 Anthony D Brown, David Nathan 5/6 15; 3 Eliot Hoving (J) 4; 4-10 Ron Adams 127, Paul Blackwell 118, Peter Lord 112, Jonathan Rubeck 104, Joe Lewis 102, Jonathan Collins 100 10.00 each, Jon A Barnes 4; 11 Lucy Smith 122, Gerald Tredinnick (V) 103 3...
Amateur U100 (28 pl) 1 Sheila Dines (J) 89 5/6 60; 2-3 Ken Hedger 97, 15.00 Alan Trent 89 5 15; 4-7 Joe Farrell 89, John Eyre 84, Graeme Lennard 81, Caroline Robson 79 4; 8-11 Adrian Kelly Riley 99, Peter Scott 99, Walter Thorpe 95, Akash Jain (J) 84 3... Grading U85 John Eyre, Graeme Lennard, Caroline Robson 10
Results Adam Raoof


COULSDON RAPIDPLAY 3rd July 2003
The final round of the 2003-4 Coulsdon Grand Prix saw 37 entrants to the final Graded Sections Rapidplay of the season.
Open 1 Jovica Radovanovic (Mind Sports) 5 out of something 30...
Under 170 (incorporated in Open) 1 Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 5 30; 2-4 Helge Hjort (Hendon), Alfredo Luaces (Hastings), Peter A Williams (Coulsdon/Richmond) 2 5...
Under 140 1 Paul Jackson (Coulsdon) 6 30; 2 Rob Hamilton (Coulsdon) 4 15; 3 Peter D Williams (Basingstoke area) 4 10...
Under 110 1 Lana Boztas (Ashtead) 5 30; 2-3 Paul Barkshire (Crystal Palace), Howard Curtis (Coulsdon) 4 12.50...
Under 80 1 Caroline Robson (Barnet Elizabethans) 6 30; 2-4 Siddharth Basetti (Ashtead), Greg Charles (Purley area), Periasam Subramaniyan (Ashtead) 4 8.50...
Coulsdon Quickplay Grand Prix winners:
Open Danny Gormally (SE London)
U200 Michael Franklin (Coulsdon, Richmond)
U160 Jinwoo Song (Kingston)
U120 James Foster (Coulsdon)
U80 Ishan Ramdewar (South Norwood, Coulsdon)
Results Scott Freeman


GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY 19th June 2004
attracted 84 players.
Open 1 IM Richard Palliser (Oxford University) 5/6 60; 2-3 IM James Sherwin (Bristol), Martin Taylor 4 15... Grading U175 Richard J Cannon 161 3 20
Major U160 1 Ajoy Solomon 5/6 60; 2-3 Daniel Ellis, Chris Duggan 4 15...Grading U145 Yari Voropayev 116 3 20
Minor U130 1 Brendan O'Gorman 5/6 60; 2 Kevin Lenaghan 5 30... Grading U115 Peter Lord 112, David McNish 105, Peter Szabo 110 4 $10
Amateur U100 1 Ken Hedger 5/6 60.00; 2 Sheila Dines 5 30; 3-5 Thiligini Anandajeyarajah (63: U85 Grading Prize 25), Jeremy Fajemasin 98, Adrian K Riley 98...
Results Adam Raoof mailto:adamraoof@yahoo.com


COULSDON OPEN RAPIDPLAY 12th June 2004
attracted an unusually low field of 30.
1-6 Tumen Buyandalai (South Norwood), Michael Franklin (Coulsdon, Richmond), Helge Hjort (Hendon), John Hodgson (Ilford), Tumen Buyandalai (South Norwood: U180 grading prize), Helge Hjort (Hendon: U150 grading prize) 5/6 12.50 each... Grading U125 Jeff Fleischer (Coulsdon) 4 25; U100 James Foster (Coulsdon) 3 25; U75 Caroline Foster (Coulsdon) 2 25
Results Scott Freeman


COULSDON OPEN BLITZ 31st May 2004
1 David Howell (Ashtead) 10/12 20... Grading U170 Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 8 15; U130 Scott Kenyon (Richmond) 6 15; U90 Peter D Williams (Snr: Basingstoke) 6 15
This was Round 8 of the 2003-4 Coulsdon Grand Prix.
Results Scott Freeman


54th ILFORD CONGRESS 29-31 May 2004
attracted 147 players compared with the previous year's 99.
Open (44 pl) 1-2 Alex Cherniaev (Russia), Mark Lyell (Hackney) 5/6; 3-4 Peter Taylor (Cavendish), Jaco Nelson (Ilford) 4... Grading 180-199 Ian Snape (Beckenham and Bromley) 4; 169-179 John White (Barking), Phil Bonafont (Hemel Hempstead), Chris Todd (Albany), Caius Turner (Powdermill) 3; 160-168 David Millward (Writtle) 4; U160 John Sutherland (Wigston) 4. British Championship qualifying place: Mark Lyell. Essex Championship: Jaco Nelson
Major U160 (49 pl) 1 Aidan Corish (Upminster) 5/6; 2-7 Chris Clegg (Kingston), Howard Grist (Southend), Dominic Allen (Powdermill), Ying Min Low (Cambridge University), John Daugman (Cambridge University), Jinwoo Song (Kingston) 4... Grading U135 Michael Price (Hammersmith) 4; U125 Steve Sonnis (Albany) 4. Junior 1 George O'Toole (Southend) 3; 2-3 Kishan Lakhani (Syston), Jason Klimach (Ilford) 3. Essex Minor (U150) Championship: Mustapha Rahaman (Upminster)
Minor U120 (54 pl) 1 Neil Lister (Whitstable) 5/6, 2-3 Aaron Ironmonger, David Brady (Chingford) 5... Grading U108 Joseph Farrell (Metropolitan) 4; U95 Andrew Lillie (Powdermill), Anthony Gregory (Maidstone) 4; U82 Jessica Thilaganathan (Wey Valley) 3. Junior 1 Simon Payne (Ilford) 3, 2-3 Sheila Dines (Coulsdon), Anjali Lakhani (Long Eaton) 2
David Wood Memorial Trust prize for best performance by an Essex Junior in any event: Andrew Lillie.
Results John Philpott


GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY 15th May 2004
attracted 73 players.
Open (18 pl) 1 IM Alexander Cherniaev (Russia) 5/6 60; 2 Jovica Radovanovic 4 30; 3-5 Antony Hynes, Jonathan Lappage, John H Hodgson 4... Grading U175 Charles Chakanyuka (Zimbabwe) 3
Major U160 (17 pl) 1 Nasir Rizvi 5/6 60; 2-3 Jinwoo Song, Peter Ackley 4 15; 4-5 Samuel Caraway, Martin Page (125: U145 Grading Prize) 4...
Minor U130 (17 pl) 1 Salvatore Pepe 6/6 60; 2-5 Peter Lord 112, William Marjoram 104, Jonathan Rubeck 102 (share 45 U115 Grading Prize), Azizur Rahman 10 4...
Amateur U100 (21 pl) 1-2 David Buckland, Graeme Lennard 5/6 45; 3-7 Bashkim Krasniqi, Richard Stokes 87, Ken Hedger 97, Peter Scott 99, Walter Thorpe 95 4; 8-9 Peter Anderson (76: U85 Grading Prize), Ayse Karel 3
Results Adam Raoof. See Golders Green site


COULSDON BLITZ 3rd May 2004
was round 7 of this season's 10-round Coulsdon Quickplay Grand Prix. It attracted 28 players, three of them called Peter Williams. Father, grandfather and son. The little one (aged 8) was the most feared. He has a three-figure A grade at both Standard and Rapid.
Prize Winners 1-3 James Foster (Coulsdon), Robin Haldane (Streatham), Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 5/7 7... Grading U150 James Foster 5 13, Paul Jackson (Coulsdon) 5 2; U130 Andrew Mant (Coulsdon) 4 7.50, Tony Pelling (Crawley area) 4 7.50; U100 Howard Curtis (Coulsdon), Ishan Ramdewar (South Norwood) 3 7.50
Results Scott Freeman


COULSDON RAPIDPLAY 24th April 2004
Open 1-2 Danny Gormally (SE London), John Hodgson (Ilford) 4/6 37.50... Grading U190 Tony Cullen (Wimbledon), Ian Snape (Beckenham / Coulsdon), Peter Taylor (Hayes) 3 8.50
Under 170 1 Joe Fraser (East Grinstead) 4/6 50; 2-3 Peter Ackley (Hayes Middlesex), Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 312.50...
Under 140 1 Jinwoo Song (Kingston) 5/6 50; 2-3 Norman Harris (Dulwich Plough), Peter Wilson (Guernsey) 4 17.50...
Under 110 1 Thilagini Anandajayarajah (Richmond Juniors) 5 50; 2 Howard Curtis (Coulsdon) 4 25...
Under 80 1 Nick Fraser (East Grinstead) 5/6 50; 2 Ishan Ramdewar (South Norwood / Coulsdon) 5 25
Results Scott Freeman


GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY 17th April 2004
attracted 64 players.
Open 1 Alexander Cherniaev (Russia) 6/6 60; 2 Peter Taylor 4...
Major U160 Peter Ackley 6/6 60; 2-3 John Stephens, Daniel Ellis 4 15... Grading U145 Raul Portugal (formerly Victor Castelada)
Minor 130 1 Salvatore Pepe 5/6 60; 2-3 Jonathan Rubeck (Hendon), Tal Wood 4 30... Grading U115 Franco Kuan (103, Gerald Tredinnick (104) 4...
Amateur U100 Brian Zietman 5/6 only 30 bcause ungraded; 2-4 Peter Scott, David Buckland, Nnamdi Obiekwe (age 13) 4 20... Grading U85 Ian Riddoch 4 15
Results Adam Raoof


SOUTHEND EASTER CONGRESS 9-12 April 2004
Open (80pl) 1-2 Kenny Harman (Cavendish), Simon Knott (Hertford) 6/7; 3-5 Colin Crouch (Pinner), Rafe Martyn (Belgium), Jovica Radovanovic (4NCL MindSportsLtd)... Grading U191 Kenny Harman (Cavendish) 6; U176 Gavin Lock (Coulsdon), Josiah Lutton (Basildon) 5; U161 Omowale Nelson (Wood Green), Peter Poobalasingam (Millfield School) 4; U146 Jinwoo Song (Kingston), Peter Laundy (Basildon) 3; U120 Tony Cox (Westcliff) 3. British Championship Qualifier Kenny Harman
5 Round A (16pl) 1 Ezra Lutton (Basildon) 4; 2-4 John Dodgson (Rye), Ivor Smith (Writtle) Alan Downham (Ely) 3...
5 Round B (18pl) 1 Tony Packham (GLCC) 4; 2-5 David Haydon (Thurrock), David Hutchings (Wickford), Rod Burroughs (Hutton) Douglas Forbes (Bourne End)...
5 Round C (20pl) 1 Caroline Robson (Enfield) 5; 2 Vincent Byram (Southend) 4; 3-4 Talal Shakerchi (Ashtead), Ron Prickett (Shell) 3...
Lightning (26pl) 1-2 Lawrence Trent (Bishops Stortford), Donny Muter (London) 5/6; 3-6 Peter Poobalasingam (Millfield School) Roland Payne (London) Ezra Lutton (Basildon) Mark Weighell (Waltham Forest) 4...
Results Howard Grist


COULSDON EASTER CONGRESS 9-10 April 2004
attracted 107 entrants, with six more turned away for lack of space.
Open 1-2 Andrew Bigg (Coulsdon), Martin Taylor (Rainham) 4/6 90; 3-4 Paul Cooksey (Guildford), Thomas Rendle (Hastings) 4 15... Grading U190 Marcus Osborne (Coulsdon) 3 30
Under 170 1 Angus James (Surbiton) 5/6 120; 2 Kevin Bailey (Coulsdon) 4 60; 3 Tim Seymour (Staines) 4 30... Grading U150 Kieran Murphy (Metropolitan) 4 30
Under 145 1 Simon Wrigley (Wallington) 5/6 120; 2-3 Francis Fields (Crystal Palace), Livu Enciu 4 45... Grading U125 Chris Paul 4 45, Gengar Somupillai (Wimbledon) 3 15
Unnder 120 1 Tristan Clayton (Sidney Sussex) 5 120; 2 Noah Schlesinger (Richmond Juniors) 5 60; 3 Simon Breen (Coulsdon) 4 30... Grading U100 Yang-Fan Zhou 4 30
Under 90 1 Ishan Ramdewar (South Norwood / CCF) 5/6 120; 2-4 (and U70 Grading Prize) Harvey Birch (Claygate), A Scott Fraser (East Grinstead), Mark Stone (Petts Wood & Orpington) 4 40
This was the final event of the 2003-4 Coulsdon Long Play Grand Prix. Section winners:
Open Andrew Bigg, Martin Taylor; U200 Tim Seymour; U160 David Ireland; U120 Tristan Clayton; U80 Mark Houghton
Results Scott Freeman


GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY 13th March 2004
attracted 50 players.
Open 1 Alexander Cherniaev 5/6; 2 Julio Bueno (Brazil) 4...
"Major" 1 Peter Ackley 5/6; 2-3 Helge Hjort, Daniel Ellis (both Hendon) 4...
Minor U130 1-2 Cai Hughes, Paul Kendall 5/6... Grading U115 David McNish 4
Amateur U100 1 Ken Hedger 5/6; 2 Rehan Khan 4; 3-5 Walter Thorpe, Graeme Lennard, Caroline Robson 4... Grading U85 Graeme Lennard, Caroline Robson
Results Adam Raoof


COULSDON RAPIDPLAY 14th February 2004
Open (8 pl) 1 Jack Rudd (Devon) 5/6; 2 Michael Franklin (Coulsdon / Richmond) 4... Grading U190 Peter Taylor (Hayes Kent [no longer exists: - rjh]), Ian Snape (Beckenham / Coulsdon) 4
Under 170 (7 pl: merged with Open) 1 Adeoye Dasaolu (London area) 3/6; 2-3 Chris Clegg (Kingston), Sarah Hegarty (Woking area) 3...
Under 140 (8 pl) 1 Jinwoo Song (Kingston) 5/6; 2 Dave Cork (Coulsdon) 4...
Under 110 (13 pl) 1 Garfield Moore (Coulsdon) 5/6; 2 Tristan Blundell (Sussex) 5; 3 James Foster (Coulsdon) 4...
Under 80 (9 pl) 1 Andrew Brydges (Selsdon area) 4/?6; 2-3 Fred Coombes, Chris Constable (both Coulsdon) 4...
Results Scott Freeman


CENTRAL LONDON RAPIDPLAY 25th January 2004
Premier U225 (7 pl) 1 Robert Gwaze 224 (Watford) 6/6; 2-3 Peter Marusenko 217 (Kiev/Ukraine), Benjamin Giles 180 (West London) 3...
Major U165 (14 pl) 1-2 Michael Kobylka 157 (Wood Green), James McDonnell 156 (GLCC) 5/6; 3-4 Peter Ackley 154 (Hayes) 4; 5-7 Dominic Bennett 141 (Bristol), Kazi Rahman 117 (Metropolitan), Yari Voropayev 116 (J: Crystal Palace) 3...
Minor U120 (32 pl) 1-2 Kevin Lanaghan 117 (Metropolitan), Ramil Davda 100 (J: Richmond) 5/6; 3-5 Tom Rixon 114 (Berks), Mark Lim 110 (Cambridge), Jeff Fleischer 103 (Coulsdon & Purley) 4; 6-8 Michael Connock 108 (St Albans), Ronnie Cohen 104 (ISH), Geng Somupillai 100 (Wimbledon) 4; 9-13 Anuk Sirisena 114 (J: Richmond), Peter Lord 112 (Hayes), Nickolas Johnson 97 (Richmond), Jamie Wilby (Metropolitan) 3...
Results John Weightman


COULSDON BLITZ 17th January 2004
attracted 30 players. "The arbiting team had fun, particularly with the last few rounds in trying to run a 12 round Swiss tournament with 30 players and ended up using the 'Pincer Pairing' system as normal." Sounds painful.
1 Paul Georghiou (Barnet) 10/12 50... Grading U170 Bertrand Barlow (Cavendish) 7 30; U110 G Selvar Somupillai (Wimbledon), Peter Williams (Richmond Juniors) 6 15; U90 James Foster (Coulsdon) 6 30
Results Scott Freeman


BRYANT & BUSWELL PALACE BARS HOURGLASS at the Palace Bars, Hastings, 1st January 2004
Sponsored by the Palace Bars. Hourglass mode: each player starts with 1 min. As player A thinks, his time goes down and B's goes up, so that the total time is always 2 mins. If a player's time reaches zero, he loses.
42 played. 1 A Cherniaev (USSR) 6/7 40; 2 S Williams (Guildford) 6 30; 3-5 C Hanley (Lancaster), T Kaimer (Germany), R Pert (Ipswich) 5 10; 6-9 C Bleis (Germany), A Chahine (Southampton), M Lyell (London), P Poobalasingam (London) 5 and their entry fee back... Best Hastings A Luaces 4
Results Paul Buswell


BRYANT & BUSWELL CARLISLE BLITZ 5/5 at the Carlisle pub, Hastings, 29th December 2003
attracted 58 players. 1 (after play-off) C Hanley (Lancaster) 6/7 35; 2 E Player (Stowmarket) 6 35; 3-5 L D'Costa (Royston), N Pert (Ipswich), T Sarbok (Germany) 5 10; 6-11 C Bleis (Germany), D Gormally (London), M Hebden (Leicester), H Rudolf (Germany), D Spence (Ipswich), L Webb (London) 5 and their entry fee back... Best Hastings MA Bryant, T Rendle 4
Results Paul Buswell


CCF CHRISTMAS CONGRESS 20-21 December 2003
attracted 93 players.
Open (number of players not known) 1 Jonathan Lappage (Cowley) 4/5 120; 2-4 Andrew Bigg (Coulsdon), John Cox (New Zealand), Martin Taylor (Rainham) 3 30... Grading U190 Peter Poobalasingham (Richmond Juniors), Alan Punnett (Guildford) 3 15
Under 170 1-3 Peter Ackley (Hayes Middx), Chris Clegg (Kingston), Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 3 70... Grading U150 Jia Shen Lee (Lewisham) 3 30
Under 145 1-3 Jinwoo Song (Kings Head), David J Ireland (Whoberley), Stephen Pride Cambridge 4 70; Grading U125 Simon E Court (Gravesend) 3 30
Under 120 1-3 Tim Chapman (Guildford), Tristan Clayton (Sidney Sussex), Peter Rhodes (Coulsdon) 4 70; Grading U100 Mark Houghton (Gravesend), Nicholas Johnson (Richmond), Rod Wigbout (Hither Green) 3 10
Under 90 1-3 Alan Fraser (Beckenham), Ishan Ramdewar (Coulsdon), Neeilan Ravindran (Coulsdon) 4 70; GradingU70 Thilagini Anandajayarajah (Richmond Juniors), Fred Coombes (Coulsdon), Robert Darby (Dulwich College) 3 10
Results Scott Freeman. This event was round 2 of the 2003-4 Coulsdon Grand Prix.


COULSDON OPEN RAPIDPLAY 29th November 2003
attracted 56 players. 1 Danny Gormally (SE London) 6/6 80; 2-3 Graeme Buckley (Bushbury), Chris Briscoe (Kingston) 5; 4-5 Jinwoo Song (Kingston), Michael Franklin (Richmond & Twickenham) 4... Grading U210 Chris Briscoe 40; U180 Jinwoo Song 5 40; U150 Naomi Miller (Cowley), Selina Khoo Surrey Juniors), Peter Lord (Hayes), Gerald Tredinnick (Beckenham) 4 10; U125 Selina Khoo (Surrey Juniors), Peter Lord (Hayes), Gerald Tredinnick (Beckenham) 4 13.35; 100 Robert Darby (Dulwich College), Peter Rhodes (Coulsdon) 3 20; U70 Greg Charles (South Croydon), Chris Constable (Coulsdon), Ishan Ramdewar (Coulsdon) 2 13.35
Results Scott Freeman


COULSDON CF RAPIDPLAY 4th October 2003
saw a near-record entry of 71 players. For the first time, 5 sections were run.
Open 1-2 Robert Gwaze (Athenaeum), Tim Hinks-Edwards (Nottingham Univ) 5 45; 3 Meri Grigoryan (London) 4 30... Grading U190 Marcus Osborne (Coulsdon) 3 10
Under U70 1 Neill Cooper (Coulsdon) 5 60; 2 Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 4 30; 3 Peter Ackley (Hayes) 3 10
Under 140 1-2 Selina Khoo (Weybridge), Francis Fields (Crystal Palace) 4 45; 3-5 Paul Jackson (Coulsdon), Peter Lord (Hayes Middlesex), Jinwoo Song (Kings Head) 4 3.35...
Under 110 1 Garfield Moore (Coulsdon) 5 60; 2-3 Jeff Fleischer (Coulsdon), David Wallis (Worthing) 4 20...
Under 80 1 Caroline Robson (Barnet Elizabethans) 5 60; 2 Neeilan Ravindran (Coulsdon) 4 30; 3 Greg Charles (ex-Coulsdon) 4 10...
Results Scott Freeman


BCF COUNTIES TEAM RAPIDPLAY at Spondon, 28th September 2003
This year's event was held at the Acordis Canteen, Spondon near Derby with Cyril Johnson controlling. There was a rather disappointing entry of seven teams, with the absence of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire being particularly regretted by the controller (as was the discourtesy of Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire in failing to return the trophies won at the previous event in Gloucester). For the advertised five round Swiss, seven entries proved to be a particularly awkward number, and it was decided to run each round with two head to head matches and a three team jamboree. It was announced before the start that no team would have to play in the jamboree more than twice, although this proved to be mathematically unachievable.
     Games were 20 minutes per player, with the competition being decided on aggregate game points. Incorporated in the event was a handicap competition for the Roy Woodcock trophy. On arrival it became apparent that the handicapping system devised by Chris Majer on the basis of expected scores in each match, which had been successfully applied in the three previous events, had been abandoned and replaced by a system akin to that used in the National Club Rapidplay, whereby each team's score was adjusted by a factor based on their average grades. The factors announced were:
Over 180
160-179
140-159
130-139
120-129
    0-119
-20
-12
-4
-2
0
+4
     Results:
1 Yorkshire I 41/60; 2 Essex 38; 3 Warwickshire 34; 4 Derbyshire I 28; 5-6 Bedford, Yorkshire II 26; 7 Derbyshire II 17.
[rjh: - These scores add up to 2 more than they ought to. Reason: in one first-round match the players on the top two boards erroneously sat at separate tables instead of opposite each other. All four reported wins by default, assuming that their opponents had not turned up. Apparently no one noticed at the time that boards 1 and 2 had scored four points between them, and the result was recorded that way. I don't know which teams got these bonus points.]
     Handicap Results:
1 Warwickshire 30; 2 Yorkshire II 30; 3 Yorkshire I 29; 45 Derbyshire I, Essex 26; 6 Bedford 22; 7 Derbyshire II 21.

Essex are likely to submit a formal complaint over the pairings for the last round. After 4 rounds the leading scores were Essex 32, Yorkshire I 30 and Warwickshire 30, with Yorkshire II a distant fourth on 24. Essex had already defeated both Yorkshire I and Warwickshire, who had not so far played each other, so it seemed reasonable to expect them to be paired. Alternatively, perhaps all three leading teams might have been placed in the jamboree. In the event, Essex and Warwickshire played in the jamboree along with Bedfordshire while Yorkshire I were paired with Yorkshire II, and achieved a 10-1 victory which proved sufficient to take the title.
     [rjh later: Essex did submit a formal complaint, requesting that the last round should be discounted. The request was denied.]
Results John Philpott


COULSDON AUTUMN CONGRESS 6-7 September 2003
A total of 98 players contested the Coulsdon Chess Fellowship's Autumn 2003 congress over 5 sections, as opposed to the old 4. The tournament was the first in the new season of long play Grand Prix events for CCF. The remaining 2 rounds will be held at Christmas (20-21 December) and Easter (9-10 April).
Open (23 pl) 1 Mark Lyell (West London) 4/5 120; 2-3 Robert Gwaze (Athaenaeum), David Ledger (Bedford) 4 45... Grading U190 Aidan Rawlinson (Coulsdon) 3 30
Under 170 (15 pl) 1-2 Meri Grigoryan (Armenia), Tim Seymour (Staines) 4 90; 3-4 Adeoye Dasaolu (London), Stuart Hamilton (Coulsdon) 3 15... Grading U150 Michael C Price (W London), Peter Szabo (Metropolitan) 1 15
Under 145 (21 pl) 1-2 CJ De Mooi (Teddington), David Ireland (Whoberley) 4 90; 3 Similan Anandajayarajah (Richmond Juniors), Paul McIntyre (South Norwood) 3 15... Grading U125 Simon Court (Kent), Jeff Fleischer (Coulsdon) 3 15
Under 120 (27 pl) 1-2 Jonathan Collins (Woking) 90, Livu Enciu (SE London) 40 (ungraded) 4; 3-6 Nigel Kerby (Bishop's Stortford), Peter A Williams (jnr) (Basingstoke), Tristan Clayton (Epsom), David Everitt (Haywards Heath) 3 20... Grading U100 Tristan Clayton, David Everitt 15
Under 100 (12 pl) 1 Alan Fraser (Beckenham) 4 120; 2-3 John Burgis (Brighton), Robert Hulley (Coulsdon) 3 45... Grading U70 Robert Darby (Dulwich College), Charlie Harnden (Cowley) 3 15
Results Scott Freeman


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