Tournaments 2011

The Hinckley Five-O, 2-4 September 2011

 

 

 

This is a Biba Backgammon Tour Event

 

 

 

 

 

Main (43)

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Myke Wignall
Julian Fetterlein
Arthur Wright
Lawrence Powell
Chris Ternel
Chris Purchase
Gheorghe Filipas
Martin Barkwill

Consolation (39)

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

John Hurst
Mike Heard
Rachel Rhodes
Chris Purchase
Mark Calderbank
Dod Davies
Martin Barkwill
Neil Everitt

Last Chance (32)

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Rosey Bensley
Al Hogg
Ginge Fullen
Marcus Wrinch
Michelle Ford
Peter Bennet
Uldis Lapikens
Peter Christmas

Book 'em Doddo (16)

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Andy Darby
Kevin Stebbing
Peter Chan
Mark Calderbank
Wayne Felton
Fanika Petkovska
Phil Tutchings
Chris Ternel

Wipeout (43)

1

2

Peter Christmas
Dod Davies

Friday 500 (16)

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Rachel Rhodes
John Hurst
Tim Line
Brian Metcalf
Myke Wignall
Mark Calderbank
Fanika Petkovska
Rosey Bensley
Poker (18)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Wayne Felton
Andy Darby
Lawrence Powell
Jo Curl
Al Hogg
Mick Vacarey
Warwick Thompson
Jon Sharpe
Doubles (8)

1

2

Cottagewebs
Hang On Let Me Think

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Grand Prix points for this tournament

For latest Championship table click here

50.50
40.45
34.55
31.54
31.54
28.51
23.52
23.52
23.52
23.52
22.48
20.21
17.50
17.50
17.50
16.51
16.51
16.51
16.51
16.51
16.51
15.25
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.47
10.24
8.50
8.50
8.50
6.50
6.00
5.50
Myke Wignall
Julian Fetterlein
John Hurst
Arthur Wright
Lawrence Powell
Mike Heard
Chris Purchase
Chris Ternel
Gheorghe Filipas
Martin Barkwill
Rachel Rhodes
Rosey Bensley
Dod Davies
Mark Calderbank
Neil Everitt
Julian Minwalla
Kevin Stebbing
Mick Vacarey
Peter Chan
Tony Fawcett
Warwick Thompson
Al Hogg
Adrian Jones
Andy Darby
Brian Metcalf
Gareth Pritchard
Gerry Enslin
Ginge Fullen
Jo Davies
Jon Barnes
Jon Sharpe
Michelle Ford
Peter Bennet
Tim Line
Uldis Lapikens
David Wallbank
Marcus Wrinch
Andy Bell
Peter Christmas
Phil Tutchings
Fanika Petkovska
Wayne Felton
Eric Westbrook

 

 

 

 

Biba Backgammon Tour Points

These points are included in the main list HERE

19.95
16.94
13.93
13.93
13.93
11.92
9.97
9.97
8.92
8.92
8.92
5.98
5.98
5.98
4.91
4.91
4.91
4.91
4.91
4.91
2.97
2.97
2.97
2.97
Myke Wignall
Julian Fetterlein
Arthur Wright
John Hurst
Lawrence Powell
Mike Heard
Chris Purchase
Rachel Rhodes
Chris Ternel
Gheorghe Filipas
Martin Barkwill
Dod Davies
Mark Calderbank
Neil Everitt
Julian Minwalla
Kevin Stebbing
Mick Vacarey
Peter Chan
Tony Fawcett
Warwick Thompson
Adrian Jones
Andy Darby
David Wallbank
Tim Line

 

 

 

 

 

It was a pity that we didn't get an entry of 50, it would have made the weekend perfect. As it turned out, 41 players turned up to help Wayne Felton and Dod Davies celebrate the fiftieth birthdays. Thanks to their generous sponsorship we had some very elegant trophies and £500 added prize money - which was distributed among the five elements. It was also an event that had a Winner-Takes-All Rollover of £195, so quite a bit of cash to be won.

 

The trophies, and a close-up view . . . featuring me!

 

The Main (43) got off to a bad start for Dod when he lost in his first match to Arthur Wright; and Wayne faired no better, going out in his first match to Adrian Jones. By the Sunday morning we had a very strange draw in which the acknowledged 'better' players were at the top and the bottom of the drawsheet and the 'not so better' players (on paper) squashed in between. The draw was: Chris Ternel vs Julian Fetterlein; Chris Purchase vs Arthur Wright; Gheorghe Filipas vs Myke Wignall and Martin Barkwill vs Lawrence Powell. From these fixtures the latter won in each pairing and the semi-final draw was: Julian vs Arthur and Myke vs Lawrence. Julian triumphed over Arthur and Myke trounced Lawrence 11-0!

So, here we were, a battle between two very different players; Julian. a master tactician of the game, and Myke, the master of Dynamic Backgammon - who would prevail? Most of the games were cubed and below I have shown each of them.

It got off to a good start for Myke (black) as he took the first point when in this position. NB: I have refrained from any comments (well, almost) and just let XG2++ tell it like he sees it.

 

Game 1
Game 2

Black 0 White 0
Black Cube Action

Actual: Double/Pass
XG: Double/Take

MC: Myke was quick in giving the cube and Julian took 1m-10s to pass.

Black 1 White 0
White Cube Action

Actual: Double/Take
XG: Too good to double/Pass

MC: Both of them doubled and took without any thought, it was almost instantaneous!

Game 3
Game 4

Black 1 White 2
Black Cube Action

Actual: Double/Take
XG: No double/Take

MC: Myke cubed as soon as he was on roll. Julian was heard to say, "I wish you would stop cubing at the right time!"

Black 3 White 2
White Cube Action

Actual: Double/Pass
XG: Double/Pass

MC: Julian took a little time thinking about the cube, Myke dropped it immediately.

Game 5

Game 6

Black 3 White 3
Black Cube Action

Actual: Double/Take
XG: No double/Take

MC: Myke shipped the cube across in no time at all, whereas Julian took 1m-18s

Black 5 White 3
Black Cube Action

Actual: Double/Pass
XG: Double/Pass

MC: Easy one, this one. The match is being played with clocks, 12s per move plus 22m reserve; by now Julian is down to 15m-5s while Myke has more than 20m left. I will add a Time for each Game start.

Game 7
Game 8

Black 6 White 3
White Cube Action
Time: 20m; 14m-38s

Actual: Double/Pass
XG: Double/Pass

MC: Both players took a no time at all over their decisions.

Black 6 White 4
Black Cube Action
Time: 20m; 14m-01s

Actual: Double/Pass
XG: Double/Take

MC: Myke shipped across the cube very quickly whereas Julian took 34s to pass.

Game 9
Game 10

Black 7 White 4
Black Cube Action
Time: 20m; 13m-12s

Actual: Double/Take

XG: No Double/Take

MC: Myke shipped across the cube very quickly again and this time Julian took 1m-43s to take.

Black 9 White 4
Black Cube Action
Time: 19m-55s; 10m-21s

Actual: Double/Pass

XG: Too good to double/Pass

MC: Too quick decisions. Myke was hoping for a gammon, but he didn't get one.

 

The score moved to 10-4 Crawford to Myke and he eventually saw Julian off with a cracking 44 leaving Julian on his 4-point and all the black checkers safely on the 2-, 3- and 4-points! Julian's only 'consolation' is that Myke wasn't in the WTA and he left a Double Rollover of £585 to be played for at the October, Sandy Osborne - an event Julian will most certainly be attending!

For those that are interested, the times on the clocks at the end of the match were Myke: 19m-5s; Julian: 4m-53s!

This match is available in Snowie or XG2 formats. Email your preference to info@backgammon-biba.co.uk

Main: Myke & Julian

Main Semi-Finalists: Lawrence & Arthur

 

Meanwhile, in the Consolation (39), John Hurst beat Rachel Rhodes on the non-prog side, and Mike Heard beat Chris Purchase on the prog side. In the final, John took 1st place despite being 6-0 down in the 7 point match! In the Last Chance (32), Rosey Bensley beat Al Hogg; and in the 3-point, Book 'em Doddo (16), Andy Darby beat Kevin Stebbing.

 

Consolation: John & Mike
Last Chance: Rosey & Al
   
Book 'em Doddo: Kevin & Andy
Wipeout: Peter & Dod

 

Dod ended up winning one of his own trophies when he came 2nd in the 1-point Wipeout (43) after losing to Peter Christmas in the fina;. Mind you, he could have done a lot better had he only won just one more point per game - he lost all his matches (bar the Wipeout) at DMP!

As usual the weekend started with the Friday 500 (16), and it was Rachel Rhodes who won beating a shell-shocked John Hurst, 5-0 in the Final. The Poker (18) saw Wayne Felton taking something home for his sponsorship as he left Andy Darby and Lawrence Powell 2nd and 3rd. In the Doubles (8), Cottagewebs were triumphant for the second month in a row - they are hoping for a hattrick next month - if they can afford the Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Ale to help them do it!

Finally. I'd like to thank Wayne and Dod for their generous sponsorship and all their friends who turned out to help them celebrate. It was a very good tournament and I can't wait for their joint 60th in 2021. Also, ta very much to my little helper, Deana Fawcett for pointing me in the right direction each time I stray.

And really finally: DOUBLE WTA ROLLOVER OF £585 AT THE OCTOBER EVENT . . . . IN DAVENTRY!

 

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