Sunday, 1 February 2015

Tony Locke Rapidplay - Round 5 Draw

The draw for round five (of seven) of the Tony Locke Rapidplay has been made (first named player has white):

Nathan Barnes (4, 0)v    Svein Kjenner (3.5, 1)
Mark Johnson (3, 1)v    Clive Bellinger (2.5, 2)
Zahra Jaufarally (2.5, 2)v    Martin Harris (2.5, 0)
Nadia Jaufarally (2.5, 2)v    Ed Goodman (2, 2)
Mohammud Jaufarally (2, 0)v    Alex Welge (2, 2)
Pete Smith (1.5, 1)v    John Duff-Cole (1.5, 0)
Dave Chatfield (1.5, 0)v    Phil Daley (1.5, 1)
Shazia Jaufarally (1, 2)v    Luke Tatchell (1.5, 1)
Matt Stemp (0.5, 1)v    Denzel Gonzales (0.5, 1)
John King (0.5, 0)v    Simon Denney (0.5, 1)

Where previous round games have not been played both players have been given half a point for the purpose of making the 4th round draw - when the games have been played both player's scores will be updated. These half-points are shown in player scores above - so some scores could potentially go down as matches from previous rounds are played. The first number after the player's name indicates their current (provisional) score, the second number indicates the number of games from earlier rounds not yet completed. Matt, Simon and Denzel joined the competition at the round 4 stage.

With a number of games from earlier rounds not played yet the exact state is not totally clear. However, the top two matches involve four unbeaten players and with only two rounds to go the results of these will have a big impact on the final standings. Nathan is the only player on 100% who has played all their games, though Svein is on 100% from his three completed games. Mark and Clive have both drawn one game meaning a decisive result will move the winner of this match into contention for first place. Zahra and Nadia are currently the leading juniors having both won and drawn, both have two matches not yet completed.

The following games from earlier rounds still need to be played:

Simon Denneyv    Matt Stemp
Denzel Gonzalesv    Phil Daley
Alex Welgev    Nadia Jaufarally
Nadia Jaufarallyv    Clive Bellinger
Luke Tatchellv    Pete Smith
Svein Kjennerv    Clive Bellinger
Ed Goodmanv    Zahra Jaufarally
Zahra Jaufarallyv    Mark Johnson
Nadia Jaufarallyv    John King
Shazia Jaufarallyv    Alex Welge
Shazia Jaufarallyv    Ed Goodman

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