October 2000 Blitz GP7

Time Limit : 5 Mins flat

Prizes :
1st Mal Murrell
2nd Keith Farrell

Played in two sessions - both double-round robins, with a short break inbetween. Tony actually came second in the first session - there seemed no stopping Mal. Scores at the end of the 1st session were:
Mal 6
Tony 3
Keith 2
Barry

Keith was the big improver in the second part (getting 4) while Tony only scored 1 more. Barry showed that while blitz may not be his game (yet), his fortune may be looking up as he took points off Keith and Tony.

And as for Mal - this may well have been a reasonable warm-up for the following day in the NSW Rapid-Play where he in fact ended up playing with a very good chance of clear 2nd(there were also 2 draw offers in the game - one fom each side), but alas the parralax problems associated with mechanical clocks (while being used to the second-by-second countdown of electronic timers) became involved in an unfortunate loss.

 

Standings

Place Name             Loc  Score

  1   Murrell, Mal     1642 11.5
  2   Farrell, Keith   1404 7
  3   Eves, Tony       1471 4
  4   Shearwood, Barry 1370 1.5

Cross Table

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4
1 Murrell, Mal 1642 11.5 * 3 4 4
2 Farrell, Keith 1404 7.0 * 3 3
3 Eves, Tony 1471 3.0 0 1 * 3
4 Shearwood, Barry 1370 1.5 0 1 *

Ratings (Local)

No Name             Loc   Score  Exp. Chg*K  Rav Rprfm

1. Shearwood, Barry 1370 1.5/12  3.84   -23 1506  1184
2. Farrell, Keith   1404 7.0/12  4.56    24 1495  1552
3. Eves, Tony       1471 4.0/12  6.00   -20 1472  1347
4. Murrell, Mal     1642 11.5/12 9.48    20 1415  1916
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