Friday, February 13, 2009

#453 Norowitz Wins Kenilworth Championship

NM Yaacov Norowitz drew against FM Steve Stoyko to win the 2009 Kenilworth Championship. I beat Mark Schwarcz to finish at 4-1 & take clear 2nd place.

Stoyko, NM Mark Kernighan, Ari Minkov & Dr. Richard Lewis tied for 3rd. Max Sherer (currently at 2.5) can join them by winning his remaining game.


Here are all the results from last night :

Stoyko 1/2-1/2 Norowitz
Schwarcz 0-1 Moldovan
Bliznikas 0-1 Kernighan
Carrelli 0-1 Minkov
Buschgans -+ Lewis
Renna 0-1 Mazzillo
Tomkovich +- Hart
Kiedes -+ Mann
Agress 0-1 Shiffman
Azzarello 0-1 Cole

Mangion-Sherer & Wojcio-Sturniolo were postponed. Those games must played before 2/20.

... & the up-to-date standings :

1. Norowitz 4.5
2. Moldovan 4.0
= 3-6 . Stoyko, Kernighan, Minkov, Lewis 3.5
= 7-9. Schwarcz, Bliznikas, Mazzillo 3.0
= 10-14. Buschgans, Carrelli, Tomkovich, Sherer*, Mann 2.5
= 15-19. Mangion*, Wojcio*, Sturniolo*, Shiffman, Renna 2.0
= 20-21. Hart, Kiedes 1.5
= 22-24. Zhu, Agress, Cole 1.0
= 25-26 Mc Corkell, Azzarello 0.5

* - have 1 game remaining


Trophy Update

winners :

1st place...  Yaacov Norowitz 4.5
2nd place... John Moldovan 4.0
 
leaders :

3rd place... Steve Stoyko & Mark Kernighan 3.5
U2000... Ari Minkov 3.5
U1800... Richard Lewis 3.5
U1600...  Pat Mazzillo 3.0
U1400... Lou Sturniolo, Bert Shiffman & Joe Renna 2.0

The 4-way deadlock for 3rd could be resolved with a G/30 playoff but I think the easiest solution would be to have the titled players face-off for 3rd place & make Minkov the U2000 winner. That would leave Lewis as the best U1800 or in a playoff vs. Sherer, if a 5-way knot occurs.

Sturniolo can avoid an U1400 playoff by drawing or winning his last game.


Games from round 5 will not be posted until the middle of next week (Tuesday at the earliest).

P.S. - The java-replays & PGN for the previous weeks are up again & working. Refer to post #446 for the 4th round links.  It will, however, be some time before everything is replaced.

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