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by Peter Catt
end-of-year Classical tournament organised by the award-winning
Rotherham Online website resulted in a triple tie for first place. It
was former Yorkshire over-the-board champion Chris Shephard
(Sheffield Nomads) who finished on top of the leaderboard on tie-break.
who is also a former British Correspondence Chess champion, drew with
second placed Greg Eagleton (Huddersfield) in the last round but won
the tournament on the second tie-break after both had finished on 5/6.
third place was Deji Jeje, from the Sheffield-based SASCA club, who
also finished on 5/6.
players took part in the open-to-all tournament, played at the rate of 30
minutes plus a 30 seconds per move increment.
results can be found here: https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/championship-season-8,
and the round-6 game Eagleton v Shephard can be found here: https://lichess.org/BPmaSFT5.
Rapid competition was played alongside the tournament, split into
two rated sections, with Shephard just missing out on a double when he
finished second to Sheffield Nomads teammate Henry Withington in Section
A after losing their third round individual encounter.
finished on four-and-a-half out of five, with Shephard on 4.
Sheffield University's James Luong pipped Geoff Brown (Darnall &
Handsworth) on tie-break for third place with 3/5.
can be found: https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/rapid-s2-a.
game Withington v Shephard can be found here: https://lichess.org/pETfy8yt.
Ben Wood finished well ahead of the field in Section B
winning all five games following a fluctuating last-round encounter with
Darnall & Handsworth's Craig Chatterton.
Chatterton finished second on
tie-break, ahead of Steve Gibson (Sheffield Deaf), both on three and
can be found at https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/rapid-s2-b.
game Wood v Chatterton can be found at https://lichess.org/mwl5xA1K.