4NCL Online S3 – RA1

For Season 3, the RA1 team enjoyed an unexpected promotion to Division 5 as the result of reorganisation of the lower divisions and, for all Divisions but the last, having all-play-all groups of eight. There is a new Division 7.

Division 5 comprises four groups all-play-all, with the top two in each group going into a play-off for the Division championship. RA1 are in Group C.

Odd scores can crop up, usually caused by application of penalty points. e.g. a defaulted game apart from the score as a win for the opponent, also attracts a half-point penalty.

The other teams in Division 5 are: Bishop Knights; Chessable White Rose 3; Braunstone 1; Warley and Quinborne; St Benildus C; Enfield 1

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Round Date Team White on odds v Team Black on odds
1 26 Jan RA1 4-0 Bishop Knights
2 9 Feb Chessable White Rose 3 2½-1½ RA1
3 23 Feb RA1 2-2 Braunstone 1
4 9 Mar RA1 v Warley and Quinborne
5 23 Mar BCC Foxes v RA1
6 6 Apr RA1 v St Benildus C
7 20 Apr Enfield 1 v RA1
Semi-Final 4 May      
Final 18 May      

Played 26 January 2021

  RA1 v Bishop Knights
1 Ian Reynolds 2011 1-0 Michael Siddle 1477c
2 Ian Hunnable 1939c 1-0 Chris Clynes 1398c
3 Istvan Karacsony 1945 1-0 John Burnett 1191c
4 Tom Barton 1909 1-0 Jamie Clynes 874u
  Average 1951 4-0 Average 1235

With a rating advantage of an average 716 points a board, RA1 start off with 4-0 and go straight to the top of the Group C table.

The Round 1 Games

 

Played 9 February 2021

  Chessable White Rose 3
v RA1
1 Graeme Oswald 2199 (W) 1-0 Ian Reynolds 2011 (B)
2 Connor Clarke 1953 0-1 Martin McCall 2000c
3  Tom Wills 1989c 1-0 Ian Hunnable 1939c
4 Rayelynn Posadas 1924 ½-½ Tom Barton 1909
  Average 2016 2½-1½ Average 1964

Played 23 February 2021

  RA1
v Braunstone 1
1 Ian Reynolds 2011 (W) 0-1 Tom Brown 2068 (B)
2 Martin McCall 2000 0-1 David Bray 2036
3 Ian Hunnable 1939 1-0 Julian Tang 1834
4 Jack Sheard 1856 1-0 Graham Booley 1799
  Average 1951 2-2 Average 1934

Pretty simple: all games went with the ratings. However, Ian H dodged a bullet on Board 3, or it would have been 1-3 – game annotated below.

RA1 are 4th of 8 in Group C.

To be played 9 March 2021, at 7.30 pm

  RA1
v Warley and Quinborne
1   v  
2   v  
3   v  
4   v  
  Average Average

To be played 23 March 2021, at 7.30 pm

  BCC Foxes
v RA1
1   v  
2   v  
3   v  
4   v  
  Average Average

To be played 6 April 2021, at 7.30 pm

  RA1
v St Benildus C
1   v  
2   v  
3   v  
4   v  
  Average Average

To be played 20 April 2021, at 7.30 pm

  Enfield 1
v RA1
1   v  
2   v  
3   v  
4   v  
  Average Average