Arrived this morning to be regaled with an OMG moment from Rd. 1. The perpetrator was Sid Jones (no relation), who had been playing Gerald Parfett.
They had been playing for several hours, and reached a pawn endgame. Sid, as White, made his 60th move, Kf2, to reach the following position, and left the board to get a couple of continuation scoresheets from the controller’s table.
On his return to the board he found Black had played 60…Kf4. A quick look told him that his own King could never stray from f2 and he imagined that the Black King could always get back to e5 and cover any break by the d-pawn, so Sid resigned immediately. He had, of course, overlooked the fact that the d-pawn would always be a step ahead and would queen, leaving him with a cast iron win. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory… Sid blames the break in concentration caused by the trip to get a new scoresheet, and calls this the biggest blunder of his chess career – at least, since the last one he forgot about.
Always philosophical, as Sid sat down for his Rd. 3 game, he placed a warning sign for all who passed by to see – “CAUTION – Senior Moment in Progress”.
Round 3 ended as follows:-
|Seniors Rd. 3|
|1||Wiltshire, M||(2)||½||½||Carr, C||(2)|
|3||Footner, J||(1½)||½||½||Wiggins, A.||(1½)|
|4||Cranmer, S||(1½)||0||1||Everson, R||(1½)|
|5||Page, M||(1½)||1||0||Tidy, N||(1½)|
|6||Dean, J||(1½)||0||1||Openshaw, D||(1½)|
|7||Gamble, R||(1½)||½||½||Annetts, I.||(1)|
|8||Velker, W||(1)||1||0||Parfett, G.||(1)|
|9||Gosling, B||(1)||1||0||Waters, R||(1)|
|10||Sandercock, B||(1)||1||0||Welch, Hazel||(1)|
|11||Lucas, P||(1)||0||1||Norman, Dinah||(1)|
|12||Kaye, M||(1)||½||½||Sherriff, A||(1)|
|13||Naldrett, G||(1)||½||½||Hurn, R. A. J.||(1)|
|14||Elwood, D||(1)||1||0||Purry, N||(1)|
|15||Dicker, N||(1)||1||0||Jenkins, G. J.||(1)|
|16||Ross, B||(½)||½||½||Jones R. H.||(1)|
|17||Carrick, P.||(½)||½||½||Burt, D. F.||(½)|
|18||O’Rourke, K.||(½)||0||1||O’Grady, J||(½)|
|19||Cox, Marian||(0)||½||½||Jones, S||()|
|20||Cox, R. E.||(0)||1||0||Moloney, T||(0)|
|23||Footner, A.||(1)||1||0||Gordon, P||(1)|
|“Juniors” Rd. 3|
|1||Wells, J||(2)||1||0||Burton, R||(1½)|
|2||McAllan, I||(1½)||0||1||Heppell, I||(1)|
|3||Orr, D||(1)||1||0||Ariss, J||(1)|
|4||Rogers, D. R.||(½)||1||0||Sellwood, C||(½½)|
Rd. 3 games here:
All “Junior” gms: http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/bj2011/base.htm