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Tuesday 16th September 2003

 Watfords annual 10-minute tournament provided some useful pre-season cobweb-shedding practice for the 20 players who entered. This is a 5-round Swiss tournament, played on the night, each player having 10 minutes to complete all his moves.


Amongst several new faces this year we welcomed Robert Gwaze, who starred at the Bled Olympiad for Zimbabwe and won the top board gold medal there with a perfect 9 out of 9.


It is always a challenge for the tournament controller to predict what kind of play-off might be required in the event of a tie to ensure we have a winner on the night. This time an unprecedented four-way tie for first place with 4/5 was resolved by Ray Sayers wihdrawing to leave Robert Gwaze, Hamza Syed and Iman Khandaker to play a round robin 5-minute mini-tournament that left Robert Gwaze the winner, and Hamza Syed runner-up.


And still we finished before 11pm.


Full scores:




grade

Gw

Sa

Sy

Kh

Ch

Ru

Mo

Ta

Li

Ch

Bo

Br

Sm

Ru

By

Pl

Ed

Sp

He

Si

total

sos

after p/off



























1-4

IM R.Gwaze

223

.

0

1

1







1


1








4

16

1st

1-4

R.Sayers

173

1

.

0





1



1



1







4

15


1-4

H.Syed

161

0

1

.



1






1



1






4

15

2nd

1-4

I.Khandaker

157

0



.


1

1


1







1





4

15

3rd

5

C.Chakanyuka

173





.



0


1

1

1








3

11


6-9

J.Rudge

180



0

0


.

1

1

1












3

17


6-9

B.Morris

156




0


0

.





1



1





1

3

11


6-9

J.Taffel

148


0



1

0


.


1









1


3

14


6-9

P.Littlefair

127




0


0



.

1





1





1

3

11


10

S.Charles

125







0

0

.



1



1





2

13


11-17

M.Boyce

154

0

0



0






.







1

1


2

13


11-17

W.Broome

144



0


0


0





.





1

1



2

13


11-17

S.Smith

129

0




0





0



.





1

1


2

12


11-17

C.Russell

125


0












.



0

0

1

1

2

8


11-17

C.Byrne

110



0




0


0






.


1

1



2

13


11-17

R.Player

105




0






0






.

1


0

1

2

9


11-17

P.Edwards

85












0


1

0

0

.



1

2

8


18-19

M.Sparrow

100











0

0

0

1

0



.



1

10


18-19

D.Healey

90








0



0


0

0


1



.


1

11


20

H.Singh

100







0


0





0


0

0



.

0

12





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