The Stan Warren Memorial Tournament
We come to the end of the Stan Warren Memorial Tournament. An event held to Mark the passing of a truly amazing NATCORIAN - the inimitable Stan Warren. Thirty of our members answered the invitation to take part; 10 by post and 20 by server.
The event was a credit to all the players who took part and a fitting memorial to “Stan the Man”
There were two groups of 5 players playing 2 white and 2 black games in a single round “Round Robin” event. Colin Lyne won through in Group remaining unbeaten. In Group 2 Stephanie Lawrence was also unbeaten whilst taking the honours.
In the final something had to give. After a great battle Colin emerged victor 2-0
Four groups of five set out in search of glory in the server section. Richard Webster recorded a 100% record in Group 2, whilst Clive Mounsey topped group 3 also unbeaten. In group 1 Keith Franks and David Elwood were tied on 3½ point, as indeed were Peter Dudeney and Stephen Bailey in group 4. Tie break systems were unable to separate the player so the final was formed with a group of 6.
The final was again played as a single round “Round Robin event. Some great battles ensured and when the dust settled Richard Webster emerged the winner by just ½ a point. Both players remaining unbeaten.