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Ilkley Chess Festival Tournament

Gediminas Sarakauskas2.5/3(+2 -0 =1)[games]
Tim P Wall2/2(+2 -0 =0)[games]
Peter Shaw1.5/2(+1 -0 =1)[games]
Steven A Jones1.5/3(+1 -1 =1)[games]
Andy Hill0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Andrey Churavin0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Adam G Ashton0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Kyle Pelling0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Mike J Surtees0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Tom Wills0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Miles D Edwards-Wright0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
David Barlow0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Christopher Bak0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
Ilkley Chess Festival (2022)

Name: Ilkley Chess Festival Event Date: September 16 - 18, 2022 Site: Ilkley, United Kingdom Format: Five round Swiss tournament Time Control: 90 minutes with a 10-second increment per move starting from move one.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sarakauskas vs A Hill ½-½622022Ilkley Chess FestivalC05 French, Tarrasch
2. K Pelling vs A G Ashton ½-½452022Ilkley Chess FestivalC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. S A Jones vs D Barlow 1-0352022Ilkley Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
4. C Bak vs P Shaw 0-1292022Ilkley Chess FestivalA10 English
5. P Shaw vs S A Jones ½-½132022Ilkley Chess FestivalD85 Grunfeld
6. M Surtees vs A Churavin ½-½262022Ilkley Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
7. M D Edwards-Wright vs Sarakauskas 0-1632022Ilkley Chess FestivalA04 Reti Opening
8. T Wills vs T Wall 0-1562022Ilkley Chess FestivalB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
9. Sarakauskas vs S A Jones 1-0582022Ilkley Chess FestivalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. T Wall vs A G Ashton 1-0322022Ilkley Chess FestivalD00 Queen's Pawn Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-22  posoo: Ilk

FIRST and nobody can EVER take that away from me.

Sep-18-22  offramp: Men without hats.
Sep-18-22  goodevans: <offramp> That's genius! Moor of the same, please.
Sep-18-22  Czx: Men without hats--? "Safety Dance"?!
Sep-18-22  goodevans: <Czx> Actually a slightly older song:
Sep-19-22  offramp: Play stopped today at 11:00:00 for 2 minutes.

The players stood in reverential silence, but they were allowed to ponder on the position.

Unfortunately, at 11:01:45, one of the players (wild horses will not drag it from us!) realised he had left a piece in <en prise> and ejaculated,


Great roars of laughter shattered the reverential silence, which can be excused on such a tremendous occasion.

Sep-21-22  offramp:

The ill-fated Ilkley Chess Festival (2022) has been abandoned. There was no play after the opening ceremony; there was a colossal deluge (of water) which left the playing area totally keechad.

Play was possible on the next day if wearing boots, waders, jodhpurs, jeans, rubber wear, rainwear, wellies & leather jerkins. Smokers were required to use upside-down meerschaums.

But after a short period of play the arbiters decided to dispense with stumps owing to a howling gale. Then bad light and rain halted play for that day.

The final day started early at 10am, and play started normally, but was interrupted by a team of grousebeaters, employed to rouse the players from their tables to observe the compulsory 2 minute silence for Queen Elizabeth.

Then there followed the regrettable incident at 11:01:45, which has been described in detail. (See the report by User: offramp.)
After that enormity the festival was abandoned.

Gediminas Sarakauskas has been awarded the first prize mainly because he managed to play three games, and also he has the most foreign-sounding surname (he is some kind of Lithuanian).

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  Sally Simpson: Hi posoo,

<FIRST and nobody can EVER take that away from me.>

I've just put you ignore and now Offramp is first.

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