Tr10. Spring Rapid

The 2016 Spring Rapid Tournament was a six-round Swiss Tournament, held over three Fridays – 19th August, 26th August, and 2nd September (i.e. the beginning of Spring).

Two rounds were played each night, with a time limit of 20 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment.

This tournament used the same format as will be adopted for the 2016 Rapid Play Championship, commencing on Friday, 25th November.

Reza Daneshvar and Michael Sugrue shared first place on 5/6, with Zoran Babic outright third on 4/6.

Friday 19th August

The tournament kicked off with a healthy field of ten entries, including both current defending Club Champions.

Round 1

Round 1 witnessed the surprise victory of Paul Wendrich over current co-Champion Geoff Barber.

 1 Sugrue, M (1)       1:0    Ristic, M (6)  
 2 Davis, G (7)        0:1    Babic, Z (2)   
 3 Daneshvar, R (3)    1:0    Mcclaren, N (8)
 4 Wendrich, P (9)     1:0    Barber, G (4)  
 5 Courtis, O (5)      1:0    Smith, J (10)

Round 2

Round 2 saw Reza Daneshvar topple the highly-rated Michael Sugrue, to share the joint lead with current co-Champion Zoran Babic.

 1 Daneshvar, R (3)    1:0    Sugrue, M (1)  
 2 Babic, Z (2)        1:0    Courtis, O (5) 
 3 Ristic, M (6)       1:0    Wendrich, P (9)
 4 Barber, G (4)       1:0    Mcclaren, N (8)
 5 Smith, J (10)       0:1    Davis, G (7)

Friday 26th August

Round 3

Zoran Babic defeats Reza Daneshvar to take the outright lead on 3/3:

 1 Babic, Z (2)       1:0    Daneshvar, R (3)
 2 Sugrue, M (1)      1:0    Wendrich, P (9) 
 3 Davis, G (7)       0:1    Barber, G (4)   
 4 Courtis, O (5)     0:1    Ristic, M (6)   
 5 Mcclaren, N (8)    1:0    Smith, J (10)

Round 4

Geoff Barber (left) gains a material advantage over fellow 2016 Club Champion Zoran Babic but fails to convert. Babic wins to take the lead on 4/4.

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 1 Barber, G (4)      0:1    Babic, Z (2)    
 2 Ristic, M (6)      0:1    Daneshvar, R (3)
 3 Smith, J (10)      0:1    Sugrue, M (1)   
 4 Mcclaren, N (8)    0:1    Courtis, O (5)  
 5 Wendrich, P (9)    0:1    Davis, G (7)

Friday 2nd September

Geoff Barber makes his apologies, and withdraws from the tournament.

Round 5

From an inferior position, Michael Sugrue overcomes Zoran Babic, Sugrue and Babic now share the lead with Reza Daneshvar.

 1 Sugrue, M (1)       1:0    Babic, Z (2)   
 2 Daneshvar, R (3)    1:0    Courtis, O (5) 
 3 Davis, G (7)       .5:.5   Ristic, M (6)  
 4 Wendrich, P (9)     1:0    Mcclaren, N (8)
 5 Smith, J (10)       1:0    BYE

Round 6

Reza Daneshvar enters a seemingly lost position against Geoff Davis, but finds a neat tactical breakthrough to win and share first place with Michael Sugrue:

 1 Babic, Z (2)        0:1    Ristic, M (6)  
 2 Daneshvar, R (3)    1:0    Davis, G (7)   
 3 Courtis, O (5)      0:1    Sugrue, M (1)  
 4 Smith, J (10)       1:0    Wendrich, P (9)
 5 Mcclaren, N (8)     1:0    BYE

Final Standings

Place Name            Feder Rtg  Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

 1-2  Daneshvar, Reza       1743     5        12.0  18.5   17.0
      Sugrue, Michael       1867     5        11.5  18.0   16.0
  3   Babic, Zoran          1751     4        14.0  21.0   18.0
  4   Ristic, Mio           1551     3.5      13.5  20.5   11.0
  5   Davis, Geoff          1458     2.5      12.5  19.0    9.0
6-10  Courtis, Owen         1634     2        14.0  20.5    9.0
      Wendrich, Paul        1300     2        10.5  17.0    8.0
      Mcclaren, Nick        1350     2        10.0  16.5    5.0
      Smith, Jack           1250     2         9.5  16.0    3.0
      Barber, Geoff         1635     2         7.0  12.5    7.0

Cross Table

No  Name            Feder Rtg   1    2    3    4   5    6  

1.  Sugrue, Michael       1867  6:W  3:L  9:W 10:W 2:W  5:W
2.  Babic, Zoran          1751  7:W  5:W  3:W  4:W 1:L  6:L
3.  Daneshvar, Reza       1743  8:W  1:W  2:L  6:W 5:W  7:W
4.  Barber, Geoff         1635  9:L  8:W  7:W  2:L  :    : 
5.  Courtis, Owen         1634 10:W  2:L  6:L  8:W 3:L  1:L
6.  Ristic, Mio           1551  1:L  9:W  5:W  3:L 7:D  2:W
7.  Davis, Geoff          1458  2:L 10:W  4:L  9:W 6:D  3:L
8.  Mcclaren, Nick        1350  3:L  4:L 10:W  5:L 9:L   :W
9.  Wendrich, Paul        1300  4:W  6:L  1:L  7:L 8:W 10:L
10. Smith, Jack           1250  5:L  7:L  8:L  1:L  :W  9:W
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

 

 

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