Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tim Lunn wins the Ipswich Club Championship

The annual Ipswich Chess Club Championship is fought over six rounds.   Members generally arrange to play their matches at the Club on Tuesday evenings when they don't have a league match.   It's a tribute to the Club that 19 members entered and that most of the games were played.   There were a few defaults, but not many.

Although graded third, Tim Lunn shot down his first five opponents, including the two players graded higher than him, before agreeing to a draw in the final round to ensure the title.

Although most results followed the grades, there were some interesting individual performances.   11-year old Alex Sheerin (3 points) recorded a grading performance of 130, which included a win over Andrew Shephard (136).   And Martin Tomes achieved a draw against Kevin Greenacre, graded 27 points higher than him.



The leading final scores were:

NameGradeWonDrawnLostPoints
Tim Lunn176510
Ted Matthewson182410
Martin Fogg164330
Mike Cook1904024
Steve Gregory1744024
Sam Brennan152312
Les Jones148312

So, congratulations to Tim Lunn, pictured here away from the chessboard with his wife Adele and baby Sophia (now aged three).




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