York Rapidplay

This popular event was held at Middlethorpe Hall York on Saturday 28th January 2017. There were 2 sections, and each player had 20 minutes on the clock. The event had 6 rounds.

Results were as follows —

Major section – 22 entries
1st= John Cooper, Hull; Winston Williams, Bradford; Miles Edwards-Wright, Sheffield 4.5/6
4th= Paul Fletcher, Sheffield; Steve Hodge, Hull; Paul Johnson, York; Brian Coop, Harrogate 4/6
8th= David Adams, York; Paul Barber, York; Tim Turner, York 3.5/6
11th= David Lord, Bridlington; Eric Key, York; Leon Skelton, Bridlington; Noel Stewart, York 3/6
15th= Ben Rich, York; Colin Hailstone, Hull 2.5/6
17th= Mark Priest, Paul May and Gordon Pearce – all from Leeds 2/6
20th Adam Ismail, York 1.5/6
21st Neville Pearce, York 1/6
22nd Derek Sheppard, Hull  0.5/6

Minor Section – 27 entries
1st Stephen Ormerod, Darlington 5.5/6
2nd Ewan Miller York 5/6
3rd= Graham Matthews, Hartlepool; Ralph Hewes, York; Max Littlewood, Barnsley 4.5/6
6th Alec Grice, Beverley
7th= Peter Harker, Harlepool; David Buckley, York; David Smith, York; Giles Dunn, Hull 3.5/6
11th= Simon Livings, York; Malcolm Hara, Beverley; James Dessent, York; Graham Marshall, York; Howard Brears, York; Robert Moneagle, York; Mike Pollard, Hull; Bruce Oliver, Bridlington 3/6
19th= Keith Osborne, Lewes; Ranyl Hughes, Selby; David College, Halifax; Bradley Triffitt, York 2.5/6
23rd= Alan Riddle, Leeds; Sam Barnett, Newark 2/6
25th= Steve Burton, Leeds; Steve Thrower, Hull 1.5/6
27th Paul Masiak, York 1/6

Thanks to two excellent controllers – Charlie Weller and David Baren. The new venue offered good facilities.

— Peter Cloudsdale, Organiser

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