Rotherham Online Winter Rapid and Classical Event Results
Correspondence champion Chris Shephard demonstrated his prowess at a
much quicker variation of the game when he emerged victorious in the
closely fought Winter Rapid tournament run by the Rotherham Online website.
Nomads) finished just half a point ahead of the field with 5/6 in the
six-round competition which was played at the rate of 15 minutes, plus a 10
seconds per move increment. He was followed by three players all on
four and a half points with Oliver Brennan (Rotherham) clinching
second place with the best tie-break score. It was the first time
that Brennan, who set up the award-winning site two years ago, had finished
on the honours board despite entering many of the competitions.
Peter Ackley (Chesterfield)
came third after drawing with Shephard in the last round, with
Hillsborough's Ben Wood finishing fourth on the same score.
players, mostly from Yorkshire but from India, took part in the open-to-all
The key game
between the top two with Shephard playing the white pieces can be seen
For full results
including cross-table see https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/winter-rapid-2022.
competition, split into two graded sections, was held alongside the main
event with games played at the rate of 30 minutes, plus a 30 seconds per
The strong A
section was won in remarkable style by Moortown's very fast-moving Richard
Allis who, because of the increment, finished all but one of his games
with more time on his clock than when he started!
victory on tie-break ahead of Deji Jeje, from the Sheffield-based
SASCA club, who he beat in their individual encounter, both men finishing
Third, on three and
a half points, was Peter Ackley who drew with the winner in the last
round. Jeje's only defeat in the 15-player competition came against
the winner when he had Black in the fourth round. The game can be
Full results for A
Winner of the B
section, again on tie-break, was Rotherham's Nathaniel
lost to Rotherham teammate John Baker in the penultimate round but won all
his other games to finish level with Gary Hunter (South Shields) at
the top of leaderboard with 4/5. Baker was beaten by Hunter in the
final round and finished outright third on three and a half points.
For the final-round game Holroyd-Doveton v Steve Gibson (Sheffield Deaf)
For full results
for B section see https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/s8-b.