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Brewood Chess Circle Rapid Play Club Championship gets under way

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Whilst the website, quite understandably, has tended to concentrate on the various external competitions played by the club, against other local chess clubs, in various local chess leagues, it is also worth noting that the club's own internal club competitions, are also important.  New for this season, is the creation of a rapid play club championship tournament. 


The internal rapid play club championship, is the first of it's kind at Brewood Chess Circle as it uses the digital clock that we brought and Fischer incremental time controls, with all moves having to be played in 20 minutes, with 10 seconds added per move, from move one.  The results in the rapid play club championship are counted towards grading a player's rapid play grade. 


Andrew Davies commented in the club diary given out to members:  "This tournament has been introduced to provide members with an opportunity to practice and build experience in rapid play chess, and also develop confidence using digital clocks." 


To see the full details of how the rapid play club championship was created, this news update in a previous article on the website, explains how:  http://brewoodchess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/43529324-the-rapid-play-club-championship-how-it-was-created ;


There was great excitement then, because as the article explains, there had been a lot of work done to create the tournament, as the idea came up in a committee meeting 15 months before the tournament started.  With the Shropshire Rapid Play League competitions due to start shortly, the website is doing a feature on how our own club's internal rapid play tournament is going. 


Tournament Format


Players at the club are divided into two separate all-play-all groups, and have full flexibility to complete their games, when they like, up until Tuesday 23rd February 2016. The number of deadlines has being kept to a minimum, but players are being encouraged to play their games as the season progresses. 


To encourage participation in the tournament, there are two important factors.  The first is that players will receive a bonus point for every game played in the group stages of the competition. As seeing in the league table below, the bonus points have made a difference to the standings. 


The second is that for those players less successful early on, there will still be something to play for, as they will progress into a final deciding plate group of the competition, provided that by the end of the pool stage, they have at least the same number of total points as the number of opponents in their respective pool group. 


The competition chart results sheet at the club indicates which player has which colour in each game.  Each player plays every other player in their group once. 


Both groups have already started.  The results and league tables are as follows: 


Group A: 


Daniel Binfield

David Blower

David Buckley

Peter Crozet

Mike Jarocki

Derek Laight


Results: 


Derek Laight 1-0 Mike Jarocki


League Table: 


At this very early stage in group A, Derek Laight is leading, with the bonus point that Mike Jarocki has earned from playing against Derek, meaning he is in second place. 


Derek Laight Played 1 Won 1 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 1 Bonus Points 1 Total Points 2


Mike Jarocki Played 1 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 1 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 1 Total Points 1


Daniel Binfield Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


David Blower Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


David Buckley Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


Peter Crozet Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


Group B: 


Mark Binfield

Stephen Bird

John Fenby

Roger Grainger

Mark Keady

Paul Wright


Results: 


John Fenby ½ - ½ Roger Grainger


League Table: 


John Fenby and Roger Grainger share the lead with each other. 


John Fenby Played 1 Won 0 Drew 1 Lost 0 Points from Games ½ Bonus Points 1 Total Points 1½


Roger Grainger Played 1 Won 0 Drew 1 Lost 0 Points from Games ½ Bonus Points 1 Total Points 1½


Mark Binfield Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


Stephen Bird Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


Mark Keady Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


Paul Wright Played 0 Won 0 Drew 0 Lost 0 Points from Games 0 Bonus Points 0 Total Points 0


It will be interesting to find out who eventually wins the tournament, as they will be the first ever winners of the tournament and their name written into the history books of the club forever. 

Categories: Internal Club Competitions

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