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25/02/2024

Doncaster Congress 2024

 

This was held from 23rd to 25th of February at the usual venue, Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY.

 

There were 193 participants, discounting 4 takers of half-point byes in round 1 who did not actually appear.  Additionally, there was a “filler” to make an even number in round 1 in the Open.  There were the usual four sections, with the 193 participants distributed as follows:

 

Open

 

24

Major

(2000 or below)

35

Intermediate

(1800 or below)

65

Minor

(1600 or below)

69

 

Four of the Open participants were female, which is somewhat unusual as congresses usually go.

 

Doncaster is one of the last congress of any size to still be using manual pairing methods, and this necessitates the services of someone to process data from pairing cards to produce and upload an ECF rating data submission file, and that person, the present writer as it happens, was on holiday up to the following Thursday.  However, the rating submission file was uploaded to the ECF rating database on 02/03/2024, meaning the February month-end rating run was unavoidably missed, but results will be reflected in players’ mid-month “revised ratings”.

 

Cross-tables for each section were as follows.

 

Open

 

 

1

Dong, Bao Nghia

5

B

1

8

W

1

10

B

1

3

W

1

2

B

½

14½

£400

 

Battersea

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

 

2

Milson, Samuel A

HPB

-

½

18

B

1

13

W

1

11

B

1

1

W

½

12

£250

 

Sheffield Nomads

 

½

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

3

Carroll, Thomas

15

W

1

7

B

½

6

W

1

1

B

0

11

W

1

11

£37.50

 

Sheffield Univ.

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Zhu, Yaoyao

HPB

-

½

21

W

1

9

B

1

10

W

½

5

B

½

11

£37.50

 

3Cs

 

½

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

5

Graham, Oliver

1

W

0

FPB

-

1

19

B

1

8

W

1

4

W

½

£37.50

 

Worksop

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

6

Turner, Lewis A

HPB

-

½

20

W

1

3

B

0

12

W

1

10

B

1

£37.50

 

Wigston

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Shaw, Peter

22

B

1

3

W

½

11

W

0

13

B

1

14

W

½

£15

 

Wakefield

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

GP1

8

Varley, Joe

14

W

1

1

B

0

15

W

1

5

B

0

18

B

1

9

 

 

Hull

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

9

Wills, Thomas

19

W

1

13

B

½

4

W

0

14

B

½

17

W

1

9

 

 

SASCA

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

10

Potter, John M

25

B

1

12

W

1

1

W

0

4

B

½

6

W

0

10

 

 

Belper

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

11

Jaunooby, Ali Reza

20

B

½

23

W

1

7

B

1

2

W

0

3

B

0

 

 

Eccles Community

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Jennings, Roger W

Def

-

1

10

B

0

17

W

1

6

B

0

16

W

½

£30

 

Rose Forgrove

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

GP3

13

Jeje, Ayodeji

16

B

1

9

W

½

2

B

0

7

W

0

21

B

1

8

 

 

SASCA

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Jaufarally, Nadia

8

B

0

25

W

½

23

B

1

9

W

½

7

B

½

£15

 

4NCL Wood Green

 

0

 

½

 

 

2

 

 

 

GP2

15

Ilett, Raymond J

3

B

0

22

W

1

8

B

0

21

W

½

20

B

1

6

 

 

New England

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

16

Keely, Leo A

13

W

0

19

B

0

22

W

1

20

B

1

12

B

½

 

 

Huddersfield

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

17

Davis, Colin J

24

W

½

HPB

-

½

12

B

0

19

W

1

9

B

0

 

 

Bristol & Clifton

 

½

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

18

Ashton, Alannah

HPB

-

½

2

W

0

21

B

½

Def

-

1

8

W

0

6

 

 

3Cs

 

½

 

½

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

19

Magazzù, Giuseppe

9

B

0

16

W

1

5

W

0

17

B

0

23

B

1

5

 

 

Middlesbrough

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

20

Gunarathne, Senith

11

W

½

6

B

0

25

B

1

16

W

0

15

W

0

 

 

West Nottingham

 

½

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Sheppard, Derek A

HPB

-

½

4

B

0

18

W

½

15

B

½

13

W

0

5

 

 

Beverley

 

½

 

½

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

22

Kolodiy, Yaroslav

7

W

0

15

B

0

16

B

0

23

W

½

FPB

-

1

2

 

 

South Shields

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

½

 

 

 

 

23

Pyun, Lindsay

HPB

-

½

11

B

0

14

W

0

22

B

½

19

W

0

 

 

Loughborough

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

24

Sullivan, Daniel JS (filler)

17

B

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Nomads

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

 

 

25

Joseph, Patrick

10

W

0

14

B

½

20

W

0

WD

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Leeds University

 

0

 

 

½

 

 

½

 

 

½

 

 

½

 

 

 

 

Major

 

 

1

Ter Gevorkian, Edouardos

11

W

1

15

B

1

8

W

1

2

B

½

6

W

1

14

£325

 

Darnall & Handsworth

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

2

Ter-Gevorkian, Giannis

17

W

1

22

W

1

3

B

1

1

W

½

5

B

1

14

£325

 

Darnall & Handsworth

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

Flynn, David

13

B

1

16

W

1

2

W

0

19

B

1

11

W

1

12

£75

 

Nomads (Notts)

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

4

Mullin, Henderson

9

W

0

FPB

-

1

24

B

1

8

W

1

10

B

1

10

£75

 

Loughborough

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

5

Ashcroft, Graham J

29

W

1

9

B

½

21

W

1

18

B

1

2

W

0

12

£15

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP1

6

Kershaw, Ewan

24

B

½

25

B

1

9

W

1

7

W

1

1

B

0

11½

£15

 

Lancaster

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP1

7

Walker, Jack

14

W

1

18

B

½

28

W

1

6

B

0

9

W

½

 

 

Hull

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

8

Morris, Gary

27

B

1

34

W

1

1

B

0

4

B

0

20

W

1

10

£15

 

Hull

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

 

GP3

9

Wilson, Kevin J

4

B

1

5

W

½

6

B

0

16

W

1

7

B

½

 

 

Darlington

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

10

Barker, Arron

15

W

0

14

B

1

32

W

1

20

B

1

4

W

0

9

 

 

Acomb WM Club

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

11

Dean, Robert A

1

B

0

27

W

1

29

W

1

21

B

1

14

W

0

9

£15

 

Saltaire

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

 

GP2

12

Butterworth, Andrew

16

B

0

13

W

½

30

B

½

24

W

1

15

B

1

 

 

Barnsley

 

0

 

½

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

13

Cawston, M John

3

W

0

12

B

½

26

B

½

22

W

1

18

W

1

£15

 

Ye Olde Starre Inn

 

0

 

½

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

GP3

14

Wheatley, Paul

7

B

0

10

W

0

33

B

1

32

W

1

23

B

1

6

£15

 

Sheffield Nomads

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

GP2

15

Taylor, Mark

10

B

1

1

W

0

16

B

½

Def

-

1

12

W

0

 

 

Rochdale

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Georgiou, Denis

12

W

1

3

B

0

15

W

½

9

B

0

29

B

1

 

 

Appleby Frodingham

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Ellames, George J

2

B

0

23

B

½

25

W

½

26

W

½

30

B

1

 

 

Alnwick

 

0

 

½

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

18

Stephenson, David W

35

B

1

7

W

½

19

W

½

5

W

0

13

B

0

 

 

St Andrews Hull

 

1

 

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

19

Dragan, Ionel

HPB

-

½

30

W

1

18

B

½

3

W

0

WD

 

 

8

 

 

Worksop

 

½

 

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

20

McIntosh, Alan S

HPB

-

½

31

W

½

22

B

1

10

W

0

8

B

0

 

 

Ecclesall

 

½

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

21

Dunnachie, Ivan

HPB

-

½

33

W

1

5

B

0

11

W

0

25

B

½

7

 

 

Sheffield University

 

½

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

22

McDonald, Sean O

23

W

1

2

B

0

20

W

0

13

B

0

32

B

1

6

 

 

Doncaster

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

23

Willey, Chris G

22

B

0

17

W

½

34

B

1

HPB

-

½

14

W

0

6

 

 

Rotherham

 

0

 

½

 

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

24

Leigh, Dominic

6

W

½

32

B

½

4

W

0

12

B

0

FPB

-

1

 

 

Darlington

 

½

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

25

Tuffaha, Hashim

HPB

-

½

6

W

0

17

B

½

27

B

½

21

W

½

 

 

Sheffield University

 

½

 

½

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

26

Turner, Tim M

HPB

-

½

28

B

0

13

W

½

17

B

½

27

W

½

 

 

Ye Olde Starre Inn

 

½

 

½

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

27

May, Paul

8

W

0

11

B

0

35

B

1

25

W

½

26

B

½

 

 

Boston Spa

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

28

Jenkins, Theo

HPB

-

½

26

W

1

7

B

0

WD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durham University

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Newton, Robert A

5

B

0

35

W

1

11

B

0

30

W

½

16

W

0

5

 

 

Rochdale

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

30

Sallis, Ethan

HPB

-

½

19

B

0

12

W

½

29

B

½

17

W

0

5

 

 

Sheffield University

 

½

 

½

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

31

Bartram, William

HPB

-

½

20

B

½

WD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durham University

 

½

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

32

Slinger, AJ (Tony)

HPB

-

½

24

W

½

10

B

0

14

B

0

22

W

0

 

 

Ye Olde Starre Inn

 

½

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

33

Clark, John A

HPB

-

½

21

B

0

14

W

0

WD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecclesall

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

 

 

34

Donahue, Randolph E

HPB

-

½

8

B

0

23

W

0

WD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leeds

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

½

 

 

 

35

Tamas, Szilard

18

W

0

29

B

0

27

W

0

WD

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

Darnall & Handsworth

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

Intermediate

 

 

1

Clifford, Farrell P

67

B

1

15

W

½

21

B

1

HPB

-

½

18

B

1

12

£133.33

 

Dons

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

2

Coward, Neil

35

W

½

65

B

1

30

W

1

7

B

1

3

W

½

12

£133.33

 

Leyland

 

½

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

3

Monterde, Angel

25

B

½

62

W

1

27

B

1

14

W

1

2

B

½

12

£133.33

 

Leeds

 

½

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

4

Holroyd-Doveton, Nathaniel

42

B

½

54

W

1

38

B

1

5

W

½

14

B

1

11½

£133.33

 

Rotherham

 

½

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

5

Siu, Kam Wa

HPB

-

½

51

W

1

11

B

1

4

B

½

15

W

1

11½

£133.33

 

Woodseats

 

½

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

6

D'Ambrosio, Stefan

13

W

0

48

B

1

22

W

1

36

W

1

17

B

1

10

£133.33

 

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

 

 

7

Battye, Phillip J

17

B

½

47

W

1

10

B

1

2

W

0

36

B

1

£30

 

Three Horseshoes

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP3

8

Holi, Siefaldin A

HPB

-

½

61

B

1

16

W

½

26

W

½

27

B

1

10

£10

 

Wakefield

 

½

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

GP1

9

Allison, Paul A

61

W

½

39

B

½

43

W

1

16

B

½

32

W

1

£10

 

Hull

 

½

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

GP1

10

Connor, Michael I

HPB

-

½

59

B

1

7

W

0

30

B

1

25

W

1

 

 

Eccles

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Cuaresma, Bien

HPB

-

½

35

B

1

5

W

0

44

B

1

33

W

1

£10

 

Wakefield

 

½

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP1

12

Tomlinson, Zak

14

W

0

63

B

1

60

W

1

HPB

-

½

26

B

1

9

 

 

Barnby Dun

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

13

Francis, Taylor

6

B

1

50

W

1

36

B

1

WD

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

Univ. of East Anglia

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

14

Wood, Sam

12

B

1

19

W

1

37

W

1

3

B

0

4

W

0

12

 

 

Gloucestershire*

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

15

Porter, Robert

37

W

1

1

B

½

17

B

½

20

W

1

5

B

0

 

 

Worksop

 

1

 

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

16

Buckell, David J

55

W

1

20

W

½

8

B

½

9

W

½

19

B

½

10

£30

 

The Roebuck

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

GP4

17

Fursman, Rob

7

W

½

57

B

1

15

W

½

28

B

1

6

W

0

10

 

 

Newmarket

 

½

 

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

18

Ferguson, Jonathan

59

W

½

34

B

½

45

W

1

37

B

1

1

W

0

£15

 

Woodseats

 

½

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

 

GP2

19

Meredith, Daniel

44

W

1

14

B

0

52

W

1

25

B

½

16

W

½

 

 

York

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

 

20

Slater, Jonathan R

63

W

1

16

B

½

25

W

½

15

B

0

39

W

1

 

 

Hull

 

1

 

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

21

Fray, Gregory

HPB

-

½

46

B

1

1

W

0

39

B

½

43

W

1

 

 

Grantham

 

½

 

 

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

22

Desmedt, Richard E

40

B

½

31

W

½

6

B

0

54

W

1

42

B

1

 

 

Barnsley

 

½

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

23

Thomson, James L

54

B

½

38

W

0

46

B

1

29

W

½

51

B

1

£15

 

Ashfield

 

½