The Bob Burns Summer Tournament 2019- A Five Round Swiss Tournament

Note from the competition controller - Round 5

In these year's Bob Burns tournament, it all came down to the final round. Mark Crowther and Phil Watson were leading the field by half a point and whoever won there match would crowned champions. In the chasing pack Peter Rooney, Dave Barlow, Mike Walker and Keith Marsh, who has had a great tournament to join the elite bunch of title contenders, were waiting to pounce if Mark and Phil didn't claim a victory. Mike Walker was the first to strike a blow against Keith who can hold his head high, only losing to Peter Rooney and Mike Walker on the way. This put Mike in the driving seat as that meant a win for either Peter or Dave would leave them level on points but one point behind in the tie-break. Peter was the next to finish against Dave who tried to put a defiant fight but the damage was already done earlier on and Peter drove home his positional advantage. Poor Mike had to wait as Mark and Phil took their game to the wire timewise to add to the tension. In their game, Phil had an early lapse in concentration and misplayed the opening. Mark happily took advantage to gain a strong position but Phil rallied and put up a dogged defence to thwart his opponent's attacking chances but spent a lot of time in doing so. Mark then expended a lot of his time trying not to let Phil into the game and find that elusive killer blow but with both players running short of time, Mark offered the draw which Phil was happy to accept. This meant that four players finished with 4 out of 5 to share first place with the trophy going to Mike Walker on the tie break. Congratulations Mike.

Keith's efforts were not totally in vain as he managed to claim the Band 1 grading prize with the Band 2 grading prize going to Paul Kadzionis who had earlier beaten fellow club mate Barry Thompson. It was also nice to see two new players in the tournament, Karl Rayner from South Bradford

and Shipley's Alex O'Connell. Both managed to play some decent games and as they gain experience, will develop into useful players.

Thanks to all that entered this year's competition and making it an enjoyable event


Regards

Karim - Competition Controller

PLAYER GRADE SEED GRADE BAND 1 2 3 4 5 Total SPS
Mike Walker 167 6 1 1 1 0 1 4 13
Phil Watson 193 1 0.5 1 1 1 0.5 4 12
Peter Rooney 190 2 1 1 0 1 1 4 12
Mark Crowther 185 3 0.5 1 1 1 0.5 4 12
Younis Quereshi 163 8 1 1 0 0.5 1 3.5 11
Mike Bramson 156 9 1 0.5 1 0 1 3.5 11
Dave Barlow 173 5 1 0.5 1 0.5 0 3 11
Keith Marsh 125 17 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 9
Chris Wright 167 6 1 0 0 1 1 3 8
Andy Bak 180 4 0.5 1 0 1 0 2.5 8.5
Jamie Kubisa 142 14 1 1 0 0.5 1 0 2.5 8.5
Sam Scurfield 139 15 1 0.5 0.5 1 0 0.5 2.5 8
Paul Day 151 10 0.5 0 1 1 0 2.5 7.5
Lee Crawford 149 11 1 1 0 0 1 0.5 2.5 7.5
John Holliday 145 12 1 0.5 1 0 0 1 2.5 7.5
Bill Tait 130 16 1 0.5 0 1 0 1 2.5 6.5
Ian Jewsbury 124 19 1 0 1 0.5 0 1 2.5 6.5
Paul Kadzionis 96 23 2 0.5 0 0 1 1 2.5 5.5
Fazal Rabbi 145 12 1 1 0 0.5 0.5 0 2 7.5
Chris Edwards 125 17 1 0.5 0.5 1 0 0 2 7.5
Alex O'Connell 0 27 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 5
Derek Ludlam 106 20 2 0 1 0.5 0 0 1.5 5.5
Barry Thompson 103 21 2 0 0 1 0.5 0 1.5 4
Andy Walker 100 22 2 0 0 0.5 1 0 1.5 3.5
Karl Rayner 0 27 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Dave Young 81 26 2 0.5 0 0 0.5 0 1 3.5
Simon Jones 94 25 2 0 0 0.5 0.5 0 1 2.5
Werner Reiser 96 23 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
ROUND 1 - 18 June 2019
WHITE BLACK
Mark Crowther 0.5 0.5 Sam Scurfield
Bill Tait 0.5 0.5 Phil Watson
Peter Rooney 1 0 Keith Marsh
Chris Edwards 0.5 0.5 Andy Bak
Dave Barlow 1 0 Ian Jewsbury
Derek Ludlam 0 1 Mike Walker
Chris Wright 1 0 Barry Thompson
Andy Walker 0 1 Younis Quereshi
Mike Bramson 1 0 Werner Reiser
Paul Kadzionis 0.5 0.5 Paul Day
Lee Crawford 1 0 Simon Jones
Dave Young 0.5 0.5 John Holliday
Fazal Rabbi 1 0 Alex O'Connell
Karl Rayner 0 1 Jamie Kubisa
ROUND 2 - 2 July 2019
WHITE BLACK
Jamie Kubisa 0 1 Peter Rooney
Mike Walker 1 0 Lee Crawford
Younis Quereshi 1 0 Chris Wright
Mike Bramson 0.5 0.5 Dave Barlow
Phil Watson 1 0 Fazal Rabbi
Paul Day 0 1 Mark Crowther
Andy Bak 1 0 Paul Kadzionis
John Holliday 1 0 Bill Tait
Sam Scurfield 0.5 0.5 Chris Edwards
Keith Marsh 1 0 Dave Young
Werner Rieser 0 1 Ian Jewsbury
Derek Ludlam 1 0 Simon Jones
Karl Rayner 1 0 Barry Thompson
Andy Walker 0 1 Alex O'Connell
ROUND 3 - 16 July 2019
WHITE BLACK
Peter Rooney 0 1 Mike Walker
Mark Crowther 1 0 Younis Quereshi
Andy Bak 0 1 Mike Bramson
Dave Barlow 1 0 John Holliday
Chris Wright 0 1 Phil Watson
Lee Crawford 0 1 Keith Marsh
Ian Jewsbury 0.5 0.5 Jamie Kubisa
Fazal Rabbi 0.5 0.5 Derek Ludlam
Alex O'Connell 0 1 Sam Scurfield
Chris Edwards 1 0 Karl Rayner
Dave Young 0 1 Paul Day
Bill Tait 1 0 Paul Kadzionis
Barry Thompson 1 0 Werner Rieser
Simon Jones 0.5 0.5 Andy Walker
ROUND 4 - 30 July 2019
WHITE BLACK
Mike Walker 0 1 Mark Crowther
Phil Watson 1 0 Mike Bramson
Younis Quereshi 0.5 0.5 Dave Barlow
Sam Scurfield 0 1 Peter Rooney
Keith Marsh 1 0 Chris Edwards
John Holliday 0 1 Andy Bak
Paul Day 1 0 Derek Ludlam
Jamie Kubisa 1 0 Bill Tait
Ian Jewsbury 0 1 Chris Wright
Alex O'Connell 0 1 Lee Crawford
Paul Kadzionis 1 0 Karl Rayner
Simon Jones 0.5 0.5 Dave Young
Werner Reiser 0 1 Andy Walker
Fazal Rabbi 0.5 1/2 Pt. Bye
Barry Thompson 0.5 1/2 Pt. Bye
ROUND 5 - 13 August 2019
WHITE BLACK
Mark Crowther 0.5 0.5 Phil Watson
Peter Rooney 1 0 Dave Barlow
Keith Marsh 0 1 Mike Walker
Jamie Kubisa 0 1 Younis Quereshi
Paul Day 0 1 Mike Bramson
Chris Wright 1 0 Chris Edwards
Lee Crawford 0.5 0.5 Sam Scurfield
Andy Walker 0 1 Ian Jewsbury
Derek Ludlam 0 1 John Holliday
Karl Rayner 0 1 Bill Tait
Barry Thompson 0 1 Paul Kadzionis
Dave Young 0 1 Alex O'Connell
Werner Reiser 1 1 Pt. bye
Andy Bak 0 0 Pt. bye
Fazal Rabbi 0 0 Pt. bye
Simon Jones 0 0 Pt. bye