Central Coast Leagues Summer Blitz 2002 - Single Round Robin; 7 rounds

Aahh time pressure ! Our president was about to push a pawn to promotion and a win in round 1 - until he restricted a little too much and voila - stalemate ! Round 2 was much better - after John Curtis tried some quick sacs which were absorbed and a winning game followed - until time panic that is, not so much panic as one blunder followed another as the stress built. A third game in round 4 was also thrown away. Such is blitz. Just in case you think I am talking up the presidents' results - there were at least 3 losses that were thoroughly deserved.

Newcomer to us Justin had a hard start - the number 1 & 2 players, but after that showed a clean pair of heels. Frank yet again showed his class and Allen showed his continuing improvement in the fast lane. Armando is always dangerous on a chessboard and this tournament was no different.

Time Limit : 5 minutes flat.
PrizeWinners
1st - John Curtis
=2nd - John Nutter & Justin Vowles

Standings

Place Name                Loc  Score

  1   Curtis, John        2296 7    
  2   Nutter, John        1932 5    
      Vowles, Justin      1636 5    
  4   Mejias, Frank T     1641 4    
  5   Robinson, Allen     1540 2.5  
  6   Rizzardini, Armando 1415 2    
  7   Farrell, Keith R    1451 1.5  
  8   Skulimowski, Don    1354 0    

Cross Table

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
1 Curtis, John 2296 7 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Nutter, John 1932 5 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 +
3 Vowles, Justin 1636 5 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1
4 Mejias, Frank T 1641 4 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1
5 Robinson, Allen 1540 2.5 0 0 0 0 * 1 .5 1
6 Rizzardini, Armando 1415 2 0 1 0 0 0 * 0 1
7 Farrell, Keith R 1451 1.5 0 0 0 0 .5 1 *  
8 Skulimowski, Don 1354 0 0 - 0 0 0 0   *

Ratings (Local)

No Name                Loc  Score Exp. Chg*K

1. Farrell, Keith R    1451 1.5/6 1.20     4
2. Curtis, John        2296 7.0/7 6.93     1
3. Nutter, John        1932 4.0/6 5.16   -18
4. Mejias, Frank T     1641 4.0/7 3.29    10
5. Skulimowski, Don    1354 0.0/5 0.55    -9
6. Rizzardini, Armando 1415 2.0/7 1.19    12
7. Vowles, Justin      1636 5.0/7 3.29    25
8. Robinson, Allen     1540 2.5/7 2.24     4
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