Wednesday 26 January 2022

The Ali Ghiassi Memorial Junior Chess Tournament

The Ali Ghiassi Memorial Junior Chess Tournament 

Sponsored by Marguerita Evans in memory of her son Ali Ghiassi 

Date: Saturday 19 February 2022 

Time: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. 

Venue: Sports Hall, John Leggott College, West Common Lane, Scunthorpe, DN17 1DS 

Tournament Format: Five-round Swiss

Ali Ghiassi
'Ali started playing at a chess club in London at six years old but it wasn't until he moved to Scunthorpe that he started playing competitively. Ali continued to play chess throughout his life and he would have been so pleased to think that through this tournament young players are being encouraged to participate playing chess into the future. '

General Information

Entry Fee: £2.00 per player (cheques payable to ‘Joanne Hutchinson’). Closing date for entries: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Prizes include trophies, medals and certificates. Sections may be combined, depending on the number of entries.

We cannot offer full supervision outside of the playing hall and children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the day. Basic refreshments will be available on the day but please bring a packed lunch.

ECF Arbiter Jo Hutchinson is the tournament organizer and controller. The controller's decision, in all matters regarding the tournament, is final. All enquiries to:

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Project 30 Results Update

Project 30 results update.

KO Championship

Round One

Sean Cassidy 0-1 Richard Harris

Kevin Waterman 0-1 Stephen Ollis​

Round Two

Sean Marsh 1-0 John Garnett (the first game was a draw and we required a replay)

Dave Baillie 1-0 Peter Harker

Matt Jackman 1-0 Royce Parker

Richard Harris 1-0 Stephen Ollis

Confirmed semi-finalists

Sean Marsh

Dave Baillie

Matt Jackman

Richard Harris

Rapidplay Championship

The top two players from each group will advance to the semi-finals (winner of group A vs. runner-up of group B and vice versa.) The semi-finals will be four Rapidplay games and the final will be six games.

Group A

Sean Marsh

Matt Jackman

Richard Harris

Kevin Waterman

Sean Cassidy

Matt Jackman 2-0 Richard Harris
Matt Jackman 2-0 Sean Cassidy
Matt Jackman 0-2 Sean Marsh
Matt Jackman 1-1 Kevin Waterman
Sean Cassidy 0-2 Sean Marsh
Kevin Waterman 0-2 Sean Marsh
Kevin Waterman 0-2 Sean Cassidy
Kevin Waterman 1-1 Richard Harris
Richard Harris 0-2 Sean Marsh
Richard Harris 1.5-0.5 Sean Cassidy

Final Group Standings

Sean Marsh 8/8

Matt Jackman 5/8

Sean Cassidy 2.5/8

Richard Harris 2.5/8

Kevin Waterman 2/8

Group B

Dave Baillie

John Garnett

Royce Parker

Peter Harker

Stephen Ollis

Da​ve Baillie 1.5-0.5John Gar​nett
Dave Baillie 1.5-0.5 Stephen Ollis
Dave Baillie 1-1 Royce Parker
Dave Baillie 2-0 Peter Harker
John Garnett 2-0 Stephen Ollis
John Garnett 2-0 Peter Harker
John Garnett 1-1 Royce Parker
Peter Harker 2-0 Stephen Ollis
Peter Harker 0-2 Royce Parker
Royce Parker 1.5-0.5 Stephen Ollis

Final Group Standings

Dave Baillie 6/8

John Garnett 5.5/8

Royce Parker 5.5/8

Peter Harker 2/8

Stephen Ollis 1/8


John Garnett 1.5-0.5 Royce Parker

Confirmed Semi-finalists

Sean Marsh - John Garnett

Matt Jackman - Dave Baillie