Launceston 3 Burnie 2
The visitors were just a bit too strong for Burnie in this inaugural match between the two Northern Chess Clubs. Russell's report with photos is
|M Bretag P Donnelly 1-0
||Marcus kept a cool head in a tricky position until the tide turned and he broke through along the h file.
Local talent on top at the 2010 Burnie Shines
Alastair and Phil finished equal 1st on 5/6.
Best of the southerners was Nigel Frame who took out 3rd place (4 points).
Second seed, Kevin Bonham, had an off tournament conceding a draw to Russell and the full point to myself .
Given this form he did well to dig in to hold Alastair to a draw in the last round (also a draw with Nigel Frame I believe).
Mason Carter and Nigel Lewis picked up some ratings prize money.
The tournament ran smoothly and there was a good atmosphere at the event however it was a small field (13) with only one entrant from Launceston and a handful from Hobart.
|P Donnelly K Bonham 1-0
||I had a feeling I could win this one on the day but never guessed it would be quite so easy.
|P Donnelly A Dyer 1/2
||Thinking I was making no headway against Alastair's Sicilian Kan I gave up a Knight for two pawns and some initiative. Lucky for me it turned out to be enough for a draw.
A couple of minutes of video were captured during the event here
Some brevities played earlier in 2010 here