Kieran Cranny Blitz – Final Results

Tomasz and Leon shared honours in the final round, with Tomasz comfortably securing his overall win, despite an early loss to Leon in round 3. His only other dropped points was a draw against Tony in the last round. John Crowley put in a very good performance – as we know from the past that he can – with only two losses in a 7/9. One of his wins was over Leon, who otherwise had a flawless performance.

The most exciting game of the night was undoubtedly the struggle between James Burke and Atanas in round 4, where James was down to two seconds when he mated Atanas. At nine seconds to go, he was calmly trying to work out the best way to mate! And this was straight after dithering over a similar decision in the previous round against Roland when he managed to lose on time. Very cool! (Or daft?!)

The night (and whole event) was largely a success due to the efficient management of Michael Kennedy, who organised each round using John Crowley’s software. He even managed to compete in each round himself and be ever the gracious player at all times. I owe him for pointing out that my king was in check in our game, when he could just have taken it.

Final Table – Round 3
1 – 2 Skrzypnik, Tomasz 2057 7.5
Fagan, Leon 1790
3 Crowley, John 1613 7
4 Kalam, Abul 1995 6
5 – 6 Killane, Jack 1860 5.5
Scannell, Tony 1856
7 – 12 Moore, Ken 1657 5
Byrne, Ciaran 1328
Maher, John 1353
Osborne, James 1357
Gaffney, John 1409
Burke, James 1718
13 – 15 Kouhtev, Atanas 1367 4
Kennedy, Michael 1838
McCrann, Roland 1156
16 Cooke, Frank 846 3
17 – 18 Cooke, Peter 700 2.5
Kavenga, Patrick 1000
19 – 20 McEvoy, Pat 1586 0
Mowlds, Dee 700 0 30 35 0

A very convincing victory for Tomasz! He ended a clear 4.5 points ahead of Abul and Ken in second place.

Overall Standings after all three rounds
1 Skrzypnik, Tomasz 2057 7 7.5 7.5 22
2 – 3 Kalam, Abul 1993 6 5.5 6 17.5
Moore, Ken 1657 6 6.5 5 17.5
4 Scannell, Tony 1866 5.5 5.5 5.5 16.5
5 – 8 Byrne, Ciaran 1328 4 5 5 14
Fagan, Leon 1790 6.5 0 7.5 14
Gaffney, John 1409 5 4 5 14
Maher, John 1353 4 5 5 14
9 Killane, Jack 1888 0 7 5.5 12.5
10 Osborne, James 1357 4 3 5 12
11 Cooke, Peter 700 4 4.5 2.5 11
12 McCrann, Roland 1156 4 2.5 4 10.5
13 O’Brien, Cormac 1475 6 4 0 10
14 Kennedy, Michael 1838 0 5 4 9
15 Kouhtev, Atanas 1367 4.5 0 4 8.5
16 McEvoy, Pat 1586 4 4 0 8
17 – 18 Crowley, John 1613 0 0 7 7
O’Brien, Pat 960 4 3 0 7
19 Cooke, Frank 846 3 0 3 6
20 Ahern, John 1760 5.5 0 0 5.5
21 Burke,James 1718 0 0 5 5
22 Kavenga, Patrick 1000 2 0 2.5 4.5
23 Mowlds, Dee 700 1 0 0 1
24 Boyle, Paul 1150 0 0 0 0
25 Prost, Arthur 1000 0 0 0 0

Group B – A three-way tie for first place!
1 – 3 Byrne, Ciaran 1328 4 5 5 14
Gaffney, John 1409 5 4 5 14
Maher, John 1353 4 5 5 14
4 Osborne, James 1357 4 3 5 12
5 O’Brien, Cormac 1475 6 4 0 10
6 Kouhtev, Atanas 1367 4.5 0 4 8.5
7 McEvoy, Pat 1586 4 4 0 8
8 O’Brien, Pat 960 4 3 0 7
9 Cooke, Frank 846 3 0 3 6

But a clear winner in the Junior section – a fantastic win for the young Peter Cooke over Roland McCrann.
Group C
1 Cooke, Peter 700 4 4.5 2.5 11
2 McCrann, Roland 1156 4 2.5 4 10.5
3 O’Brien, Pat 960 4 3 0 7
4 Cooke, Frank 846 3 0 3 6
5 Kavenga, Patrick 1000 2 0 2.5 4.5
6 Mowlds, Dee 700 1 0 0 1
7 – 8 Boyle, Paul 1150 0 0 0 0
Prost, Arthur 1000 0 0 0 0

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One Response to Kieran Cranny Blitz – Final Results

  1. James says:

    Greetings,

    “…dithering… Very cool! ( thank you, Tony!

    Er, … thank you, Tony!

    I was just making him – and all the audience(!) – sweat.

    However, i did also “dither” against Tomasz – and lost a winning game… Oh, well.

    Kindest regards,

    James

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