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Wednesday 30th September

12 players participated

French Tarrasch Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 16 points
2rd: Allan Pleasants (DragonOfWales) 8 points
3rd: Richard Ursell (Richardu150) 6 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Christian Westrap (Knighttrap) 20 points
2rd: Reenen Du Toit (reenen1) 18 points
3rd: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 13 points
Full results

The best turnout for a few weeks was good to see.   Peter won the team event courtesy of Allan going for his evening meal.     Christian won the normal blitz by playing well and using the Ursell family technique: rattling through a lot of games quickly!

Invitational Team Battle Monday 28th September

6 teams and 21 players participated

1st: Poole Chess Club 69 points
2rd: Southbourne Psychos 55 points
3rd: Ringwood Arena Team (Rat) 26 points
Full results

Only Poole and Southbourne turned out will full teams and they also turned out with strong teams. So, as is normally the case, it was a two horse race for first and on this occasion Poole gradually pulled away to claim top spot, amassing 69 points in the process, the highest total for a while. Ringwood claimed third place again.

7 teams battles have been fought and Poole and Southbourne are now tied with 3 wins a piece.

Ringwood have won once, come 3rd on four occasions, and 5th twice.

Saturday 26th September

Insufficient players turned up and the event was automatically cancelled by Lichess.

Wednesday 23rd September

8 players participated

Modern Benoni Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 17 points
2rd: Martin Simons (Non-Gambiteer) 12 points
3rd: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 6 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 13 points
2rd: Steven Harding (Kalawan) 9 points
3rd: Reenen Du Toit (reenen1) 7 points
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The evening saw a welcome of Andy and Jack and for once we had more at the themed event than the normal blitz (8 and 6 respectively).  There was plenty of lively and entertaining chess from the Benoni.

Robert had a good evening, picking up third in the themed event and a clear first in the normal blitz.

Monday 21st September

6 players participated

Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Keith Gregory (KeithDFG) 14 points
2rd: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 10 points
3rd: Richard Ursell (Richardu150) 6 points
Full results

Insufficient players turned up for the chess variant (chess 960) so it was automatically cancelled by Lichess.

At the start of the blitz there were just two players but others gradually arrived to make six in total.  There was some speculation that football on TV and the Wessex 4NCL matches the following night might have an impact on numbers.

 

Saturday 19th September

Friday afternoons had been officially dropped from the schedule this week.   On Saturday insufficient players turned up and the event was automatically cancelled by Lichess.

Wednesday 16th September

8 players participated

Caro-Kann Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 12 points
2rd: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 8 points
3rd: Richard Ursell (Richardu150) 5 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 25 points
2rd: Keith Gregory (KeithDFG) 11 points
3rd: Ken Smith (Ken_Alekhine) 9 points
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Six people turned up for the themed event this week so we had a decent tournament featuring many of the stalwarts of the Ringwood tournaments.  Peter won with a lot of luck, having swindled Reenen twice in been completely lost positions.

Keith and Ken joined the six players to make eight, and took silver and bronze in the blitz.

Invitational Team Battle Monday 14th September

6 teams and 26 players participated

1st: Southbourne Psychos 57 points
2rd: Poole Chess Club 38 points
3rd: Ringwood Arena Team (Rat) 35 points
Full results

Wimborne returned to make the usual set of 6 teams.   As usual Southbourne turned out in force with 7 players, whilst Ringwood only had 3 and Wimborne 2.

The top 3 positions were the same as in the previous battle.   However, whereas last time it was a fight for first place, this time it was a scrap for second, as Southbourne sailed away, led by Keith Gregory who scored 100%.

 

Saturday 12th September

5 players participated

Slow Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 8 points
2rd: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 5 points
3rd: Jonatahn Furse (Jonnyjoker) 5 points
Full results

The value of the arena format was shown with a few of the players dropping in for a few games at various points and just two staying for the duration for some relaxed Saturday afternoon chess.

 

Friday 11th September

Insufficient players turned up and the tournament was abandoned.

Wednesday 9th September

9 players participated

Slav Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 6 points
2rd: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 4 points
3rd: John Belinger (belin70) 2 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Keith Gregory (KeithDFG) 20 points
2rd: Jamie Doyle (chessmonkey_durban) 14 points
3rd: Reenen du Toit (reenen1) 8 points
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Only three turned up the for Slav event, perhaps because it has an unfair reputation for being dull,  which is a pity since in reality it gives rise to rich and varied positions.  In the six games played we had a Marshall Gambit, a Moscow, an anti-Moscow (supberbly played by John on the black side!), as well as normal Slavs.

In the normal blitz, Keith won all his games to take first.

Monday 7th September

10 players participated

Atomic chess (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 36 points
2rd: Richard Ursell  (RichardU150) 12 points
3rd: Reenen Du Toit (reenen1) 8 points
Full results

Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Reenen Du Toit (reenen1) 19 points
2rd: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 19 points
3rd: Christian Westrap (Knighttrap) 14 points
Full results

Four players only again for the variant, with atomic proving as tricky as ever.  Many of the atomic games were very short, hence the high scores.

In the normal blitz, Reenen went through undefeated.

 

Open Afternoons Fri 4th & Sat 5th September

Insufficient players turned up on the Friday.   Only two players turned up on the Saturday and they gave up after three games.

Wednesday 2nd September

9 players participated

Schliemann Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 16 points
2rd: Ken Smith (Ken_Alekhine) 14 points
3rd: Reenen Du Toit (reenen1) 4 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Janie Doyle (chessmonkey_durban) 19 points
2rd: Reenen du Toit (reenen1) 19 points
3rd: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 8 points
Full results

The Schliemann Defence as expected produced a large amount of tactical brutality. Martin drew one long game and won his other 5 in an average of 16 moves only. It was a close run affair with Ken leading going into the final "round", but his head-to-head Martin at the end decided first place.

The normal blitz was also a two horse race with Jamie edging it in the end thanks to a closing streak of 5 wins.

Invitational Team Battle Monday 31st August

5 teams and 24 players participated

1st: Southbourne Psychos 59 points
2rd: Poole Chess Club 56 points
3rd: Ringwood Arena Team (Rat) 41 points
Full results

Sadly there was no Wimborne team this time, so we were down to 5 teams.

It was a very close run affair for first place with Southbourne edging Poole out.   Southbourne's top scorer was Jamie Doyle who has previously played for Poole, so things could easily have been very different.

Ringwood came a clear third with only three players, just like in the very first team battle held at the beginning of of June.

Saturday 29th August

7 players participated

Slow Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Martin Simons (Non-Gambiteer) 11 points
2rd: Allan Pleasants (DragonOfWales) 10 points
3rd: Barry Jolly (dolphers) 6 points
Full results

After a few Fridays and Saturdays with not enough players, there were finally sufficient to run a tournament.

 

Friday 28th August

Insufficient players turned up and the tournament was abandoned.

Wednesday 26th August

9 players participated

Richter Veresov Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 8 points
2rd: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 7 points
3rd: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 5 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Janie Doyle (chessmonkey_durban) 12 points
2rd: Reenen du Toit (reenen1) 7 points
3rd: Robert Halse (Robert_Halse) 6 points
Full results

It was an evening of the tortoises catching the hares.

The Veresov produced a few very long games but mainly short games as people succumbed to tactics whist still in the opening.   Martin lost his first but won the rest to take first place.

In the normal blitz, Jamie went won better: he lost his first two games and then won the rest to claim the top position.

 

Monday 24th August

9 players participated

3 check chess (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 20 points
2rd: Richard Ursell  (RichardU150) 8 points
3rd: Christian Westrap (Knighttrap) 6 points
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Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Christian Westrap (Knighttrap) 10 points
2rd: Jamie Doyle (chessmonkey_durban) 7 points
3rd: John Belinger (belin70) 6 points
Full results

The chess variants seems to be consistently less popular than normal chess, though with a few persistent fans.  Four people turned up for third outing of 3 Check Chess which was won by Peter with straight wins.

In the normal blitz, Christian went through undefeated.

 

Open Afternoons Fri 21th & Sat 22th August

Insufficient players turned up and the tournaments were abandoned.

Wednesday 19th August

14 players participated

Jobava London Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 20 points
2rd: John Belinger (belin70) 12 points
3rd: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 6 points
Full results

Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 16 points
2rd: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 15 points
3rd: Adam Ursell (adamu) 12 points
Full results

With the local Jobava specialists, John Weatherlake and Mike Duggan, missing in action everyone else was making it up as they went along in the themed event.   Nonetheless the resulting positions were quite interesting albeit a bit uncomfortable for those of us who are used to having a pawn on c4 and the bishop on g5.

The normal blitz was a very close run affair with Martin taking first courtesy of five straight wins, and Peter taking second with a bit of last round berserking.  Three people were on 12 points with Adam taking third place on tie-break.

Invitational Team Battle Monday 17th August

6 teams and 29 players participated

1st: Ringwood Arena Team (Rat)  54 points
2rd: Southbourne Psychos 51 points
3rd: Poole Chess Club  35 points
Full results

A team battle that split into two very close races, between Ringwood and Southbourne for 1st and 2nd, and Poole and Highcliffe for 3rd and 4th, with the results being decided in the very last minute of the Arena.

 

 

Open Afternoons Fri 14th & Sat 15th August

Insufficient players turned up and the tournaments were automatically aborted by Lichess.

Wednesday 12th August

7 players participated

Dragon Themed Blitz (5 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Martin Clancy (Wingwood) 12 points
2rd: Martin Simons (Non-Gambiteer) 8 points
3rd: Reenen du Toit  (reenen1) 2 points
Full results

Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Steven Harding (Kalawan) 16 points
2rd: Martin Simons (Non-Gambiteer) 10 points
3rd: Ken Smith (Ken_Alekhine) 8 points
Full results

In the Dragon themed tournament there was a surprising paucity of Yugoslav attacks and nothing much resembling a main variation of the Yugoslav.   That said, there were plenty of sharp positions.   Martin Clancy went through the tournament undefeated.

In the normal blitz, Steven Harding built up a big lead with 5 straight wins and could afford a mishap in his last game and still take 1st prize.

Monday 10th August

10 players participated

Blitz (3 minutes + 3 seconds) results

1st: Reenen du Toit (reenen1) 17 points
2rd: Keith Gregory (KeithDFG) 16 points
3rd: Peter Anderson (modernman99) 14 points
Full results

Only two people turned up for the crazyhouse event so it effectively turned into a match.

There was a decent turnout for the blitz which Reenen won courtesy of a last round piece of berserking.

 

Previous online results can be found here