Blitz results

 

Players preparing for the next round

 

Killian Delaney showed his complete command of the art of blitz with a masterful 9/9 in the greatly delayed Rathmines Annual Christmas blitz last Thursday night. He had to beat such contenders as Sam Osborne (second on 7/9) a 2084-rated board one Armstrong player, Tomasz Skrzypnik, a 2048-rated player, and board one on the Armstrong B team, plus many 1800-rated players. If his estimated rating is slightly ludicrous (2792!), nevertheless the gulf in class between Killian and the rest is apparent. There is already talk of handicapping him next year by forcing him to play with rook odds…even queen odds are being discussed. I’d try forcing him to play blindfold personally…:-)

After Sam came Mindaugas Janusaitis (ahead on tie-break) and Tony Scannell on 6/9.

Ken Moore won the second tier, with 5.5/9. In our game (Scannell vs Moore) we both missed each others hanging queens for three moves, until Ken stopped the mutual nonsense by capturing mine. Blunder of the night? Apparently not, as many players reported having to snap off kings amid the time scrambles. Second and third in the B section were James Burke and John Crowley.

Speaking of time scrambles, DJ O’Donoghue managed to mate Tomasz with the barest of margins, Tomasz having six seconds on his clock, with DJ down to even less. Cooly repositioning his rooks for the inevitable mate of the king against the back rank, it was an impressive show of cool. In the end, having turned up late for round one, DJ was only stopped in his tracks by Killian in round 7.

Ciaran Byrne rounded off as winner of the C section, with James Osborne second and Roland McCrann third.

The entire night was most ably administered by Michael Kennedy, who even graciously gave up his place in the competition after round one, to even up the numbers. Every round proceeded smoothly. It is no mean feat collecting results from so many tables and getting the draw ready for the next one. Thanks Michael!

Prizes!

Group A Rating Score
1 Delaney, Killian 2010 9
2 Osborne, Sam C. 2084 7
3 Janusaitis, Mindaugas 1838 6
4 Scannell, Tony 1822 6
5 O’Donoghue, Dennis J. 1853 5.5
6 Skrzypnik, Tomasz 2048 5.5
7 Fagan, Leon 1818 5.5
8 Killane, Jack 1793 5
9 Bermingham, Tony 1733 4
10 Moloney, Ian 1768 4
   
Group B Rating Score
1 Moore, Kenneth 1590 5.5
2 Burke, James 1699 5
3 Crowley, John 1614 4.5
4 Gaffney, John P. 1407 4.5
5 Cosgrove, Pat 1517 4
6 Maher, John 1397 4
7 Kouhtev, Atanas 1365 3.5
8 Lynch, Peter J. 1549 3
Group C Rating Score
1 Byrne, Ciaran J. 1318 5
2 Osborne, James 1356 4.5
3 McCrann, Roland 1234 4
4 White, Adrian 1000 4
5 Cooke, Peter 1029 3.5
6 Butler, Thomas 1000 2.5
7 O’Connell, John 1344 1
8 ANO 1000 0

No |Name                 |Rtg | 1  | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  | 6  | 7  | 8  | 9

1. |Osborne, Sam         |2088|14:W| 8:W| 5:W| 3:L|10:W|13:W| 6:W| 4:L| 2:W
2. |Skrzypnik, Tomasz    |2048|15:W|10:W| 7:D| 6:W| 3:L| 4:L|13:W|22:W| 1:L
3. |Delaney, Killian     |2010|16:W|11:W|13:W| 1:W| 2:W| 5:W| 4:W| 8:W| 7:W
4. |O’Donoghue, DJ       |1853|  : |19:W|11:W|13:D| 7:W| 2:W| 3:L| 1:W| 5:L
5. |Janusaitis, Mindaugas|1838|17:W|12:W| 1:L| 7:W|15:W| 3:L| 8:L|16:W| 4:W
6. |Scannell, Tony       |1822|19:W|13:L|14:W| 2:L|21:W|10:W| 1:L|15:W| 8:W
7. |Fagan, Leon          |1818|20:W|22:W| 2:D| 5:L| 4:L|15:W|18:W|11:W| 3:L
8. |Killane, Jack        |1793|21:W| 1:L|12:W|15:L|14:W|11:W| 5:W| 3:L| 6:L
9. |Moloney, Ian         |1768|22:L|25:W|15:L|18:L|20:W|12:L|23:W|21:L|14:W
10.|Bermingham, Tony     |1733|23:W| 2:L|26:W|22:W| 1:L| 6:L|15:L|18:W|11:L
11.|Burke, James         |1699|25:W| 3:L| 4:L|19:W|22:W| 8:L|21:W| 7:L|10:W
12.|Crowley, John        |1614|26:W| 5:L| 8:L|21:L|24:W| 9:W|22:L|19:D|18:W
13.|Moore, Ken           |1590|24:W| 6:W| 3:L| 4:D|18:W| 1:L| 2:L|17:W|15:W
14.|Lynch, Peter         |1529| 1:L|24:W| 6:L|20:W| 8:L|21:L|26:L|25:W| 9:L
15.|Cosgrove, Pat        |1517| 2:L|21:W| 9:W| 8:W| 5:L| 7:L|10:W| 6:L|13:L
16.|Gaffney, John        |1407| 3:L|18:D|22:L|23:W|17:L|25:W|24:W| 5:L|20:W
17.|Maher, John          |1397| 5:L|23:D|19:L|26:W|16:W|18:L|25:W|13:L|24:D
18.|Kouhtev, Atanas      |1365|27:L|16:D|23:W| 9:W|13:L|17:W| 7:L|10:L|12:L
19.|Osborne, James       |1356| 6:L| 4:L|17:W|11:L|26:W|22:L|20:W|12:D|23:W
20.|O’Connell, John      |1344| 7:L|26:L|25:W|14:L| 9:L|24:L|19:L|23:L|16:L
21.|Byrne, Ciaran        |1318| 8:L|15:L|24:W|12:W| 6:L|14:W|11:L| 9:W|22:W
22.|McCrann, Roland      |1238| 9:W| 7:L|16:W|10:L|11:L|19:W|12:W| 2:L|21:L
23.|Cooke, Peter         |1029|10:L|17:D|18:L|16:L|25:W|26:W| 9:L|20:W|19:L
24.|Butler, Thomas       |1000|13:L|14:L|21:L|25:W|12:L|20:W|16:L|26:L|17:D
25.|ANO      |1000|11:L| 9:L|20:L|24:L|23:L|16:L|17:L|14:L|26:L
26.|White, Adrian        |1000|12:L|20:W|10:L|17:L|19:L|23:L|14:W|24:W|25:W
27.|Kennedy, Michael     |1821|18:W|

No |Name                 |Loc |Score|Exp.|Chg*K| Rav|Rprfm

1. |Osborne, Sam         |2088|7.0/9|7.56|  -14|1804| 2024
2. |Skrzypnik, Tomasz    |2048|5.5/9|7.74|  -52|1741| 1821
3. |Delaney, Killian     |2010|9.0/9|7.02|   48|1793| 2792
4. |O’Donoghue, DJ       |1853|5.5/8|4.56|   21|1806| 1947
5. |Janusaitis, Mindaugas|1838|6.0/9|5.94|    2|1722| 1847
6. |Scannell, Tony       |1822|6.0/9|6.39|   -9|1666| 1791
7. |Fagan, Leon          |1818|5.5/9|6.39|  -21|1657| 1737
8. |Killane, Jack        |1793|5.0/9|5.40|   -9|1717| 1760
9. |Moloney, Ian         |1768|4.0/9|8.46| -108|1330| 1287
10.|Bermingham, Tony     |1733|4.0/9|6.84|  -67|1534| 1491
11.|Burke, James         |1699|5.0/9|6.12|  -26|1569| 1612
12.|Crowley, John        |1614|4.5/9|6.84|  -55|1408| 1408
13.|Moore, Ken           |1590|5.5/9|3.42|   50|1678| 1758
14.|Lynch, Peter         |1549|3.0/9|5.58|  -62|1459| 1334
15.|Cosgrove, Pat        |1517|4.0/9|1.89|   50|1748| 1705
16.|Gaffney, John        |1407|4.5/9|5.13|  -14|1358| 1358
17.|Maher, John          |1397|4.0/9|5.85|  -45|1287| 1244
18.|Kouhtev, Atanas      |1365|3.5/9|2.08|   33|1575| 1495
19.|Osborne, James       |1356|4.5/9|3.42|   26|1444| 1444
20.|O’Connell, John      |1344|1.0/9|4.77|  -91|1325|  974
21.|Byrne, Ciaran        |1318|5.0/9|1.80|   76|1556| 1599
22.|McCrann, Roland      |1238|4.0/9|0.72|   79|1640| 1597
23.|Cooke, Peter         |1029|3.5/9|0.99|   60|1374| 1294
24.|Butler, Thomas       |1000|2.5/9|0.90|   38|1358| 1192
25.|ANO       |1000|0.0/9|0.99|  -24|1355|  356
26.|White, Adrian        |1000|4.0/9|1.08|   69|1336| 1293

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