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Watford Open AC Midweek Tournament

[<<] [>>] by Simon Hathrell at Watford
25th May (AC)

The tournament was blessed with warm, sunny weather the whole time. The 'A' block was run as an
all-play-all block of 8, with 4 rounds on the first day and 3 on the second, played without time-limits, while in the 'B' block games were played to a 3-hour time-limit with 3 games on the first day and 2 on the second.
Fortunately it was possible to complete the schedule in the 'B' block without any duplications in spite of the unfortunate withdrawal of the Wilson pair after the first day on suspicion of a possible Covid infection.

Wins largely followed the form book, with one notable exception: the player who came last in the 'A' block, Richard Peperell, was the only player to win a game against the tournament winner Sam Murray!

Block A
Sam Murray beat Geoff Johnson +22tp
Nigel Polhill beat Richard Peperell +26tp
David Marsh beat Gary Bennett +26tp
Simon Hathrell beat Heather Bennett +14
Nigel Polhill beat Heather Bennett +14
David Marsh beat Simon Hathrell +14tp
Gary Bennett beat Geoff Johnson +14
Richard Peperell beat Sam Murray +9
Sam Murray beat Gary Bennett +8
David Marsh beat Nigel Polhill +26tp
Simon Hathrell beat Geoff Johnson +21
Heather Bennett beat Richard Peperell +8
Sam Murray beat Heather Bennett +23
Nigel Polhill beat Geoff Johnson +26
David Marsh beat Richard Peperell +10
Simon Hathrell beat Gary Bennett +15
Sam Murray beat Simon Hathrell +5tp
Nigel Polhill beat Gary Bennett +14tp
Heather Bennett beat David Marsh +18
Geoff Johnson beat Richard Peperell +13
Sam Murray beat David Marsh +14
Nigel Polhill beat Simon Hathrell +15
Gary Bennett beat Richard Peperell +26
Heather Bennett beat Geoff Johnson +2
Sam Murray beat Nigel Polhill +25tp
David Marsh beat Geoff Johnson +23
Simon Hathrell beat Richard Peperell +17
Gary Bennett beat Heather Bennett +14

Sam Murray 6/7
David Marsh 5/7
Nigel Polhill 5/7
Simon Hathrell 4/7
Gary Bennett 3/7
Heather Bennett 3/7
Geoff Johnson 1/7
Richrd Peperell 1/7

Block B
Peter Wilson beat Thomas Halliday +4
Liz Wilson beat Paul Wolff +11
John Smallbone beat Neil Kingston +19
Alan Clark beat Robin Tasker +3(T)
Peter Wilson beat Paul Wolff +23
Robin Tasker beat Liz Wilson +10
Alan Clark beat John Smallbone +5(T)
Neil Kingston beat Thomas Halliday +2(T)
Liz Wilson beat John Smallbone +9
Alan Clark beat Thomas Halliday +23
Robin Tasker beat Paul Wolff +20
Neil Kingston beat Peter Wilson +5
John Smallbone beat Thomas Halliday +1(T)
Alan Clark beat Paul Wolff +21
Neil Kingston beat Robin Tasker +16(T)
John Smallbone beat Robin Tasker +14(T)
Alan Clark beat Neil Kingston +4
Paul Wolff beat Thomas Halliday +6(T)

Alan Clark 5/5
John Smallbone 3/5
Neil Kingston 3/5
Robin Tasker 2/5
Liz Wilson 2/5
Peter Wilson 2/5
Paul Wolff 1/5
Thomas Halliday 0/5

Handicap change: Paul Wolff 5 to 6.
Liz and Peter Wilson withdrew after the first day.

Tournament winners: Sam Murray, Alan Clark



 

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