20 Minute Handicap Tournament - 11th August 2009

John Stevens took an early lead in this tournament and after 4 rounds had a perfect score. A loss in round 5 allowed his rivals to close the gap with Vlad drawing level in the penultimate round. A win for John and a loss for Vlad in the last round meant there was a clear winner and a 4 way tie for 2nd place.

Each game lasted 20 minutes.
Players were divided into groups according to their grades (see groups below)
and then a time handicap (see time handicaps below)
was applied based on the relative group difference between the players.

Groups:
Group 1 - Martin Sheard, Garry Hinchcliffe.
Group 2 - Paul Lea-Kime, Richard Hall, Francesca Fozard, John Stevens, Neil Todd, Vlad Shaposhikov.
Group 3 - Robbie Merc, Tony Leon, Gerry Thickett.
Group 4 - John Fozard.

Time Handicaps:
Players in the same group: 10 minutes - 10 minutes.
Difference of one group: 8 minutes - 12 minutes.
Difference of two groups: 5 minutes - 15 minutes.
Difference of three groups: 2 minutes - 18 minutes.

Examples:
- in the game Hinchcliffe v Sheard both players had 10 minutes since they were in the same group
- in the game Sheard v John Fozard , a difference of 3 groups, white had 2 minutes and black 18 minutes.

20 Minute Handicap - Progressive Scores
Position Name 01 02 03 04 05 06
1John Stevens 1 2 3 4 45
2=Martin Sheard1 1 3 4
2=Richard Hall 0 0 1 2 34
2=Vlad Shaposhnikov ½ 3 44
2=Gerry Thickett 0 1 1 2 3 4
6=Gary Hinchcliffe1 1 2 3 3
6=Neil Todd ½ 2 2 3 3
8=Robbie Merc0 1 2 2 2 2
8=Francesca Fozard1 1 1 2 2 2
8=Tony Leon1 2 2 2 2 2
8=Paul Lea-Kime 0 0 0 0 1 2
12John Fozard0 0 0 0 0 0