Please note that the draw for Round Two tonight has been revised as below:

1. Luke Boumphrey v Brian Ewart
2. Mike Coffey v Colin Horton
3. Steve Burge v Steve Kee
4. Sean Kane v Brendan Kane
5. Sanjoy Banerjee v Peter Jenner
6. Steve Winstanley v Ben Ellington
7. Mark Wadsworth v Tom Webb

Apologies for any inconvenience.

After some delay due to the Covid situation, the 2021 Atticus Summer Tournament finally kicked off on Monday evening.  The format has been adjusted this year to a six round Swiss due to the limited entry.

Board 1: Steve Kee v Sanjoy Banerjee

In a reverse Dragon, I took the fight to Steve with a swashbuckling kingside attack.  He defended manfully and we eventually agreed a peaceful conclusion after 29 moves.

Board 2: Ben Ellington v Luke Boumphrey

Ben and Luke reached a queenless middlegame in the Dragon with Ben an exchange up, which he later converted to a rook for three pawns.  But with time running out he was unable to see it home and Luke used his experience and guile to harvest the full point.

Board 3: Colin Horton v Mark Wadsworth

Colin appeard to seize a middlegame advantage and never relinquished it.

Board 4: Tom Webb v Mike Coffey

Tom was two pawns ahead, and both kings were exposed, but Tom's king was central and Mike increased the pressure to smash through.

Board 5: Brian Ewart v Steve Winstanley

Steve put up a valiant fight, but Brian proved too strong.

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or click on the link Wiseman-Hurley Open at CLM

Draw for Round Two:
1. Luke Boumphrey v Brian Ewart
2. Mike Coffey v Colin Horton
3. Steve Burge v Steve Kee
4. Sean Kane v Brendan Kane
5. Sanjoy Banerjee v Peter Jenner
6. Steve Winstanley v Ben Ellington
7. Mark Wadsworth v Tom Webb

1. Steve Kee (2155) ½-½ Sanjoy Banerjee (1728)
2. Ben Ellington (1705) 0-1 Luke Boumphrey (2118)
3. Colin Horton (2020) 1-0 Mark Wadsworth (1690)
4. Tom Webb (1653) 0-1 Mike Coffey (1908)
5. Brian Ewart (1825) 1-0 Steve Winstanley (1510)

Bye in round 1:
- Sean Kane
- Peter Jenner
- Steve Burge

Dear All,

Following discussion with the Cross Keys, the Atticus 2021 Summer Tournament will now begin one week later than planned on Monday 26th July.

Expressions of interest have been received from the following:

- Steve Kee
- Steve Winstanley
- Tom Webb
- Mike Coffey
- Peter Jenner
- Joe Butterworth
- Luke Boumphrey
- Steve Burge
- Tom Bimpson
- Ben Ellington
- Mark Wadsworth

Please let me know if you would like to enter.

Kind Regards,
Sanjoy Banerjee

Dear All,

In light of the recent government announcement that COVID-19 related restrictions will remain in place until 19th July at the earliest, the Atticus Open has been rescheduled to begin on this date.

Apologies for any inconvience.

Please note, full details of the amended schedule are below.  Expressions of interest have been received from the following players.  Please let me know if you would like to enter:

- Steve Kee
- Steve Winstanley
- Tom Webb
- Mike Coffey
- Peter Jenner
- Joe Butterworth
- Luke Boumphrey
- Steve Burge

In the event of clashes with any fixtures in the leagues, we will take note of this and make flexible arrangements accordingly.

Join our Open 2021 now!

The Jim Wiseman and Dave Hurley Open 2021

26/07/2021 - 06/09/2021

Participants: Open to all chess players, in particular from Atticus Chess Club
Entry Fee: 5 £ for members of Atticus Chess Club and 10 £ for non-members
Registration: Register online or personally or per This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Requirements for registration:
Name, surname, grade, e-mail address, phone or mobile
Registration ends on Monday, 26/07/2021, 7.00 p.m.
Registration is completed after paying the fee.
Venue: The Cross Keys, 13 Earle Street, Liverpool L3 9NS
phone: 0151 - 236 3715
Tournament Mode: 6 rounds swiss system
computer-pairing (Sevilla 16.3.2)
Rounds

round 1: 26/07/2021, 7.30 p.m.
round 2: 02/08/2021, 7.30 p.m.
round 3: 09/08/2021, 7.30 p.m.
round 4: 16/08/2021, 7.30 p.m.
round 5: 23/08/2021, 7.30 p.m.
30/08/2021 Summer Bank Holiday
round 6: 06/09/2021, 7.30 p.m.

Time Control: Normal League times of 90 minutes for the whole game,unless both sides want to play with Fischer Clocks 60 minutes plus 30 seconds a move.
Grading: This tournament will be reported for grading
Prizes Prize money subject to entry (example for 32 players):
winner: 50 £, second: 30 £, third: 20 £
best female: 20 £, best under 120: 20 £, best under 150: 20 £
Tournament Controller: Sanjoy Banerjee
FAQ: 1. What happens in the event of a dispute? The decision of the tournament controller Sanjoy Banerjee will be final. His decision will be made in good faith.
2. Will the club make any profit from this tournament? No.
3. I know before entering I will not be able to play every week can I take a bye in advance? Yes to a maximum of three half point byes. There will be no byes allowed in the last round unless notified on entry.
4. When will I know my opponent of the next round? Every Monday, when all matches had been played, latest at 11 p.m., all pairings of the next round will be generated immediately and, of course, we then can tell you who your new opponent is. All pairings will be published on the CLM website and our website on the following Tuesday. The draw is not final and is often open to change.
5. I cannot play every Monday. Is it nevertheless possible for me to join this tournament? Yes, you can join this tournament. Knowing your opponent one week in advance you may contact him/her to arrange another time and venue to play your game. You would then submit the result by phone or e-mail to the tournament controller.
6. Is there a limit on the number of entrants? Yes unfortunately entry is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
7. Any other question?
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Snacks and drinks are available at our venue.

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