Central Coast Summer 2003 - 6 rounds

Time Limit : 60 minutes with a 30 second increment; Fischer mode

A forfeit in Round 3 from John Nutter opened up the competition which saw three co-leaders going into the final round - chased by a further four players only a half or full point away.

In round 5 John Pascoe then made his bid for the lead after a slight stumble the round before against a resurgant Sandy Crosby.

It was good to see Col back on board with a sometimes solid/sometime notso performance - but making the better moves when it mattered.

It was good also to see Sidonia (whose normal chess-stomping ground is now Mingara club).

And crossing pawns again with the evergreen Mike Mcloon, my first plus against him - but let's put it down to my sparkling and scintillating play in an opening that was new to our encounters but that I have had quite reasonable results with - in the long-distant past; though it was more to do with a gambled (on a possible poisoned pawn snapped up by Mike) than my superiority - but no -- let us say it was my sparkling and ... [am I repeating myself ?].

On similar lines was a foray into the Diemer Duhm gambit, being myself [Keith] against Laclhan in a repeat of our quite recent online/email game, I may have been a little slipshod given that I ended up with a very strong attack back then ... either way I certainly met with tactics that overwhelmed me this time.

Standings

Place Name              Loc  Score

  1   Pascoe, John L    1546 5	First    
  2   Rowlison, Colin N 1743 4.5  	Second
 3-6  Crosby, Sandy     1373 4    	2nd Performance
      Nutter, John      1989 4    
      Robinson, Allen   1577 4    
      Yee, Lachlan      1297 4 	1st Performance
 7-9  Kadhum, Monkeith  1639 3    
      Skulimowski, Don  1368 3    
      McLoon, Michael K 1529 3    
10-12 Farrell, Keith R  1446 2.5  
      Bassett, Duncan   1249 2.5  
      Morgan, Ken       1189 2.5  
13-14 Shearwood, Barry  1327 2    
      Hoseman, Bill     948  2    
 15   Klemens, Sidonia  1098 1    
 16   Wills, Kevin      1100 0    

Cross Table

No Name              Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Pascoe, John L    1546 5     12:1  2:1 10:1  3:0  4:1  8:1
2  Rowlison, Colin N 1743 4.5   13:1  1:0  7:1 11:1  3:1  5:
3  Crosby, Sandy     1373 4     16:1 13:1  4:+  1:1  2:0  4:0
4  Nutter, John      1989 4      8:1  5:1  3:-  6:1  1:0  3:1
5  Robinson, Allen   1577 4     11:1  4:0  9:  7:1 10:1  2:
6  Yee, Lachlan      1297 4      7:0 16:1 14:1  4:0 11:1 10:1
7  Kadhum, Monkeith  1639 3      6:1 10:  2:0  5:0 12:1  9:
8  Skulimowski, Don  1368 3      4:0 14:1 11:0 15:1 13:1  1:0
9  McLoon, Michael K 1529 3      0:  15:1  5: 10:0 16:1  7:
10 Farrell, Keith R  1446 2.5   14:1  7:  1:0  9:1  5:0  6:0
11 Bassett, Duncan   1249 2.5    5:0 12:1  8:1  2:0  6:0 13:
12 Morgan, Ken       1189 2.5    1:0 11:0 13: 14:1  7:0 15:1
13 Shearwood, Barry  1327 2      2:0  3:0 12: 16:1  8:0 11:
14 Hoseman, Bill     948  2     10:0  8:0  6:0 12:0 15:1 16:+
15 Klemens, Sidonia  1098 1      0:   9:0 16:1  8:0 14:0 12:0
16 Wills, Kevin      1100 0      3:0  6:0 15:0 13:0  9:0 14:-
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