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Rotherham Online Spring Rapid


Chris Shephard followed up his success in the Winter Rapid tournament by also clinching victory in the recently completed Spring Rapid championship.


The Sheffield Nomads player won on tie-break with 5/6 after beating his nearest rival Barnby Dun's Peter Catt in the first round.

Catt profited from a more favourable draw after his first-round loss before edging a close game against Deji Jeje, from the Sheffield based SASCA club, in the last round.


Jeje, who was the only player to beat Shephard, finished third on tie-break with 4/5 ahead of Nathaniel Holroyd-Doveton (Rotherham), Bryan Wood (Hillsborough) and Oliver Brennan (Rotherham).


Twenty-seven players took part in the open-to-all competition which was played at the rate of 15 minutes, plus a 10-seconds-per-move increment.


The game between the top two seeds - a win for Shephard over Richard Allis (Moortown) - can be seen here... https://lichess.org/CBTZqEus.


Full results including cross-table can be seen here... https://rotherhamonlinechess.azurewebsites.net/spring-rapid-2022/crosstable.


The next Rotherham Online tournament is expected to start in the next few weeks and will be open to all.



Peter Catt