Wednesday, May 30, 2007

2007 KCC Championship Awards

Steve StoykoFM Steve Stoyko, Club Champion


Awards were distributed at our last meeting to the winners of the 2007 Kenilworth Chess Club Championship. As in 2006 and 2005, the title of Club Champion belongs to FM Steve Stoyko (above), who finished this year with 7.5/8 in the double-round-robin event (see crosstable). The under-1800 tournament was won by Justin Roach with 10.5/12 (see crosstable). Unrated player Joe Renna took under-1400 honors. (Time to try your luck in the World Open, Joe!) Trophies also went to Greg Tomkovich (2nd in the under-1800 tournament, on tie-break) and Harry Smith (2nd under-1400). Coverage of both events, with almost all of the games, can be found at The Chess Coroner blog. My favorite games from the event were Bliznikas-Stoyko and Stoyko-Kernighan, which are both rich in ideas if imperfectly played.


Justin Roach Justin Roach, Under-1800 Champion


Joe Renna

Joe Renna, Best Under-1400

4 comments:

Tom Chivers said...

My goodness your trophies are better than ours!

Two interesting games as well.

Michael Goeller said...

You must mean "bigger"...
:-)

Hyrum said...

That trophy is mine next year! I love chess!

Tom Chivers said...

Bigger, better, everything!

Take a look!

(The only boast it can muster is that it features the names of two Grandmasters - Julian Hodgson and Glenn Flear - from way back when.)