Quickplay (5 January 2016)

The first meeting of the new year started with the now traditional Wantage quickplay tournament. With just eight people, the competition took the form of a Swiss Tournament.
 
Rod Langham admirably handled the organisation and also took over from Slava when the latter had to leave early. The results were:
 
Round 1
Round 2
 Roly Piggott
1 - 0
 Slava Kachkanov
 Paul Mahon
0 - 1
 Roly Piggott
 Ray Cordon
0.5 - 0.5
 Stephen Morris
 Stephen Morris
1 - 0
 Matt Mills
 Paul Mahon
1 - 0
 Derek Stubberfield
 John Leake
1 - 0
 Ray Cordon
 Matt Mills
1 - 0
 John Leake
 Rod Langham
1 - 0
 Derek Stubberfield
Round 3
Round 4
 Roly Piggott
1 - 0
 Stephen Morris
 Matt Mills
1 - 0
 Roly Piggott
 Paul Mahon
0 - 1
 Matt Mills
 Rod Langham
0.5 - 0.5
 Stephen Morris
 Rod Langham
1 - 0
 John Leake
 Ray Cordon
0 - 1
 Paul Mahon
 Ray Cordon
0 - 1
 Derek Stubberfield
 Derek Stubberfield
0 - 1
 John Leake
Round 5
Final Scores
 Roly Piggott
0.5 - 0.5
 Rod Langham
 Matt Mills
4
 Stephen Morris
1 - 0
 Derek Stubberfield
 Roly Piggott
3.5
 Ray Cordon
0 - 1
 Matt Mills
 Rod Langham
3
 John Leake
0 - 1
 Paul Mahon
 Paul Mahon
3
 Stephen Morris
3
 John Leake
2
 Derek Stubberfield
1
Congratulations to Matt Mills, the winner with a score of 4/5.
 
 Ray Cordon
0.5

Random Opening Quickplay (3 May 2016)

The last meeting of the 2015-2016 season was marked with the (again) now traditional Random Opening Quickplay.  Organised by Stephen Morris, in this tournament an opening is drawn randomly from a selection before each round.  Every game in that round must start with that opening.
Name
Code
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Total
 Derek Stubberfield
A
---
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
 Paul Mahon
B
0
---
0
1
0
0
0
1
 John Leake
C
1
1
---
1
1
1
0
5
 Steven Thompson
D
1
0
0
---
0
1
0
2
 Stephen Morris
E
1
1
0
1
---
1
0
4
 Slava Kachkanov (*)
F
1
1
0
0
0
---
0
2
 Peter Hemmings
G
1
1
1
1
1
1
---
6
* Ray Cordon replaced Slava Kachkanov for the final round.
Round 1
 
E v D
G v B
C v F
Round 2
 
F v E
A v C
D v G
Round 3
 
G v F
B v D
E v A
Round 4
 
A v G
C v E
F v B
Round 5
 
B v A
D v F
G v C
Round 6
 
C v B
E v G
A v D
Round 7
 
D v C
F v A
B v E
The openings for each round were:

      1. Alekhine's Defence (1. e4 Nf6)
      2. Caro Kann Defence (1. d4 c6)
      3. Dutch Defence (1. d4 f5)
      4. Queen's Gambit (1. d4 d5  2. c4)
      5. Bird's Opening (1 f4)
      6. Joker (not an opening: instead, the bishops and knights exchange positions)
      7. French Defence (1 e4 e6)

Congratulations to Peter Hemmings, the winner with a perfect 6/6