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Tournament: Southend Masters • 121 games • uploaded Thursday, 9 May, 2024 12:04 PM
Venue: Southend Community Centre • Date: 28 March - 1 April 2024 • Download PGN

2024 Southend Masters, 28 March - 1 April, Southend Community Centre

2024 Southend Masters Fed Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total  TB1 
1 Szymon Gumularz POL 2590g 22b1 20w1 4b½ 8w1 5b½ 7w1 2b½ 6w1 3b½ 7 2606
2 Shreyas Royal ENG 2457m 27w½ 15b½ 23b1 10w1 4b½ 8w1 1w½ 5b½ 6b½ 6 2521
3 Jianwen Wong MAS 2254f 4w0 24b1 26w½ 12b½ 18w1 23w1 10b½ 15b1 1w½ 6 2481
4 Igor Janik POL 2497g 3b1 14w1 1w½ 5b½ 2w½ 6b½ 8b½ 12w½ 13b½ 2486
5 Martin Hollan CZE 2347f 25b1 16w1 8b½ 4w½ 1w½ 11b1 6w0 2w½ 10b½ 2486
6 Daniel Howard Fernandez ENG 2532g ½/bye 27b1 7w½ 9b½ 16w1 4w½ 5b1 1b0 2w½ 2479
7 Alexander Cherniaev ENG 2375g ½/bye 17w1 6b½ 11w1 ½/bye 1b0 14w½ 8w½ 18b½ 5 2458
8 Martin Petrov BUL 2518g 28w1 19b1 5w½ 1b0 9w1 2b0 4w½ 7b½ 11w½ 5 2441
9 Richard G Pert ENG 2411m ½/bye ½/bye 20b1 6w½ 8b0 13w½ 23b½ 14w1 12b½ 5 2415
10 Zhuo Ren Lim MAS 2290f 21w½ 12b½ 25w1 2b0 24w1 14b½ 3w½ 11b½ 5w½ 5 2350
11 Ezra Kirk ENG 2407m 19w0 28b1 15w1 7b0 26w1 5w0 21b1 10w½ 8b½ 5 2332
12 Hüseyin Can Agdelen TUR 2408f 17b½ 10w½ 16b0 3w½ 19w1 21b½ 24w1 4b½ 9w½ 5 2325
13 Bogdan Lalic CRO 2354g 15w½ 26b½ 19w½ 16b½ 21w½ 9b½ 17w½ 23b1 4w½ 5 2312
14 Juan Alberto Gomez Aguirre ESP 2196c 24w1 4b0 18w½ 26b½ 27w1 10w½ 7b½ 9b0 17w½ 2327
15 Daniel GH Gallagher ENG 2219 13b½ 2w½ 11b0 22w1 23b0 27b1 18w1 3w0 16b½ 2315
16 Santhosh Abhyuday IND 2150 1/bye 5b0 12w1 13w½ 6b0 18b0 22w1 17b½ 15w½ 2300
17 David L Haydon ENG 2241f 12w½ 7b0 27w½ 18b0 25b1 26w1 13b½ 16w½ 14b½ 2279
18 James P Jackson ENG 2371m 20b0 22w½ 14b½ 17w1 3b0 16w1 15b0 26w1 7w½ 2236
19 Thomas Villiers ENG 2225c 11b1 8w0 13b½ 23w½ 12b0 24b0 20w½ 28w1 21b½ 4 2288
20 Gustavo Ribeiro POR 2220f 18w1 1b0 9w0 24b0 22b½ 25w½ 19b½ 27w1 28b½ 4 2281
21 Frankie Badacsonyi ENG 2160 10b½ 23w0 22b½ 28w1 13b½ 12w½ 11w0 24b½ 19w½ 4 2275
22 Roland Bezuidenhout RSA 2273f 1w0 18b½ 21w½ 15b0 20w½ 28b1 16b0 25w½ 23w1 4 2237
23 Koby Kalavannan ENG 2324f 26w½ 21b1 2w0 19b½ 15w1 3b0 9w½ 13w0 22b0 2203
24 Alex Browning GER 2313f 14b0 3w0 28b1 20w1 10b0 19w1 12b0 21w½ 25b0 2169
25 Steven A Jones ENG 2217 5w0 1/bye 10b0 27b0 17w0 20b½ 28w½ 22b½ 24w1 2134
26 Stanley Badacsonyi ENG 2196c 23b½ 13w½ 3b½ 14w½ 11b0 17b0 27w1 18b0   3 2212
27 Marek Kawulok CZE 2245 2b½ 6w0 17b½ 25w1 14b0 15w0 26b0 20b0 1/bye 3 2092
28 Rodrigo Ribeiro POR 2271 8b0 11w0 24w0 21b0 1/bye 22w0 25b½ 19b0 20w½ 2 1970

Tournament report by IA Lance Leslie-Smith:

The Southend Masters tournament made its grand return this year. The tournament was independently organised by International Arbiter & Organiser Lance Leslie-Smith alongside FIDE Arbiter Jake Hung.

The tournament took place from the 28th March - 1st April over the Easter weekend & bank holiday in Rooms 16 & 17 at the Southend Adult Community College, Southend East (Southend on Sea). The field (limited to a maximum of 30 entries) attracted 28 players from 12 different federations which included 6 GMs, 4 IMs, 9 FMs, 3 CMs, 1 NM, & 5 untitled participants. The average rating of the field came to 2324, very strong for a swiss open tournament, thus not having to resort to using the Baku Accelerated pairing system.

The level of play was very decisive all the way through, barring the draw fest in round 9. The bottom half of the field pulled up their socks and produced some amazing results. FMs Martin Hollan (CZE) and Jianwen Wong (MAS) achieved International Master (IM) norms. Unfortunately, no GM norms or English norms were achieved, but the relentless efforts from the English players can’t go unrecognised. A special mention to IM Shreyas Royal and NM Daniel Gallagher for putting up outstanding performances in a field where nearly half of the players were English. Shreyas had a tough start to the tournament, conceding draws to two 2200 players, but then picked up the pace gaining three wins in the next four games ending up on 4.5 out of 6 points. A GM norm was guaranteed to be 7 out of 9 points, and Shreyas going into round 8 with 5 out of 7 points after holding the top seed (and eventual winner) GM Szymon Gumularz (POL) to a draw, needed to win the last two games on demand to get the norm. He ended up conceding two draws leaving him on a well fought 6 out of 9 points. NM Daniel Gallagher had a great run and at one stage was in position to play for an IM norm. Going into round eight on 4 out of 7 points. Two wins would guarantee a norm or potentially 1.5/2 depending on his opponents’ average ratings. A tough battle against FM Jianwen Wong ending in a loss would spell the end of a fantastic effort from Daniel!

The tournament was won outright by GM Syzmon Gumularz with one point over the chasing group scoring 7/9, followed by IM Shreyas Royal and FM Jianwen Wong with 6/9 respectively.

Final ranking crosstable at chess-results.com

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Date Notes
9 May 2024 First uploaded. Games and reports supplied by IA Lance Leslie-Smith, for which many thanks.