7th Rotherham Online Championship
(a report by Peter Catt)
seed Oskar Hackner won the recently ended 7th Rotherham Online Championship
for the second time in five attempts.
from the Sheffield-based SASCA club, clinched a narrow victory on tie-break
from previous winner Peter Ackley (Chesterfield), after both had finished
on 5½/6, having drawn their fourth round game.
Paul Cumbers, who lost a fluctuating and very entertaining game against
Hackner in round five, finished third with five points.
v Cumbers from round five can be found here: https://lichess.org/xhVvqpt2.
players from all over Yorkshire, and beyond, took part in the event.
rating-limited sections, which were run alongside the main tournament over five
rounds, attracted a total of 41 entries and were played with a rapid time
Ackley won the Rapid Premier on tie-break from York RI’s Richard Allis,
both on 4½/5, with SASCA’s Deji Jeje, 3/5, finishing third.
Nomads stalwart Geoff Frost was a convincing winner of the Rapid Major with
4½/5, ahead of Rotherham’s John Baker and Hillsborough’s Ben Wood, both 3½.
were needed to settle the highly competitive Rapid Intermediate which was
won by Sheffield Deaf’s Steve Gibson, ahead of Aughton’s Joe Primrose and
Michael Freund, from Worksop, all finishing on 3½/5.
Daykin finished first in the Rapid Minor with 5/5, ahead of Huddersfield’s
Craig Sharpe, 4, and Mark Lomas, 2½.
results of all the competitions can be found here: https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/tournaments.