Before the last round...

Four teams have at least a theoretical chance to win this tournament, i.e. become second: Atticus 3, Waterloo Old Boys, Southport and Skelmersdale:

Three teams with 15 points are on top of the table. Prescot 1 has a bye in the last round. Atticus 3 plays against Skelmersdale and Waterloo Old Boys plays against Aigburth 1, an indirect battle for the second place.

If Skelmersdale wins against Atticus 3 and if Waterloo Old Boys draws, then Skelmersdale will be second.

If Atticus draws against Skelmersdale and if Waterloo Old Boys draws against Augburth 1 and if Southport wins 4 - 0 against Atticus 2, then Atticus 3 and Southport have the same number of pointe, the same number of board points and will share the second place, because they draw against each other.

Wallacey B and Aigburth 2 are battleing for place 8. Wallacey B has an advantage because of board points.

Good luck and have fun in the last round!

Martin

 

MCA Online Tournament 2020/21, Round 12

MCA Online Tournament 2020/21, Round 12 on 12th April 2021

(To see the pgn-data of a game, simply click on the result of the game or go to MCA Online Tournament, Round 12)

We are playing the thirteenth round on Monday, 26th April 2021. Everyone is welcome to watch the games. Have a look at the fixtures and pairings, go to "Lichess Links to all Players" and then click on the name of the player to open his lichess profile. To watch his game simply click on the "TV-Icon". To see his games, simpy click in the left column on e.g. "CLASSICAL" and then on "View the games" at the top-right.

Cross-Table MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Table MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Inofficial grading analysis of the  MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
League statistics for MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Season Statistics for 2020/2021

Aigburth 1 -v- Wallasey B

Aigburth 2 -v- Wallasey A

Atticus 1 -v- Southport

Atticus 2 -v- Skelmersdale

Rothwell, James P        McGreal, Mike     Board 1, to be played on Friday 16th at 7.30pm

Atticus 3 -v- Prescot 2

Atticus 4 -v- Prescot 1

 

 

MCA Online Tournament, Round 11

MCA Online Tournament 2020/21, Round 11 on 29th March 2021

(To see the pgn-data of a game, simply click on the result of the game or go to MCA Online Tournament, Round 11)

We are playing the twevelth round on Monday, 12th April 2021. Everyone is welcome to watch the games. Have a look at the fixtures and pairings, go to "Lichess Links to all Players" and then click on the name of the player to open his lichess profile. To watch his game simply click on the "TV-Icon". To see his games, simpy click in the left column on e.g. "CLASSICAL" and then on "View the games" at the top-right.

Cross-Table MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Table MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Inofficial grading analysis of the  MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
League statistics for MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Season Statistics for 2020/2021

Prescot 1 -v- Atticus 3

Prescot 2 -v- Atticus 2

Skelmersdale    -v-     Atticus 1

Southport    -v-     Aigburth 2

Wallasey A    -v-     Aigburth 1

Wallasey B    -v- Waterloo Old Boys

 

 

 

 

MCA Online Tournament, Round 10

MCA Online Tournament 2020/21, Round 10 on 15th March 2021

(To see the pgn-data of a game, simply click on the result of the game or go to MCA Online Tournament, Round 10)

We are playing the eleventh round on Monday, 29th March 2021. Everyone is welcome to watch the games. Have a look at the fixtures and pairings, go to "Lichess Links to all Players" and then click on the name of the player to open his lichess profile. To watch his game simply click on the "TV-Icon". To see his games, simpy click in the left column on e.g. "CLASSICAL" and then on "View the games" at the top-right.

Cross-Table MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Table MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Inofficial grading analysis of the  MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
League statistics for MCA Online Tournament 2020/21
Season Statistics for 2020/2021

Waterloo Old Boys -v- Wallasey A (to be played on Monday 22nd March)

Aigburth 1 -v- Southport

Aigburth 2 -v- Skelmersdale

Atticus 1 -v- Prescot 2

Atticus 2 -v- Prescot 1

Atticus 3 -v- Atticus 4

 

 

After ten rounds ...

After ten rounds and only three rounds left to play let's have a look at the table:

Atticus 1 performs a nearly perfect chess exhibition and is non-competitive.

Prescot 1, Atticus 3, Southport and Waterloo Old Boys are competing for winning the tournament. Actually Aigburth 1 and Skelmersdale have some chances for winning this tournament.

Have a look at the fixtures of the five top teams in the three final rounds:

  Prescot 1 Atticus 3 Southport Waterloo Old Boys Aigburth 1 Skelmersdale
29/03/2021 Atticus 3 Prescot 1 Aigburth 2 Wallasey B Wallasey A Atticus 1
12/04/2021 Atticus 4 Prescot 2 Atticus 1 bye Wallasey B Atticus 2
26/04/2021 bye Skelmersdale Atticus 2 Aigburth 1 Waterloo Old Boys Atticus 3

The top matches deciding the champions are:

29/03/2021: Prescot 1 -v- Atticus 3
26/04/2021: Skelmersdale -v- Atticus 3 and Waterloo Old Boys -v- Aigburth 1

Let's have a look at our magical crystal ball. To win the league, a team needs 16 or 17 points:

  • To win the league, Prescot 1 has to win both matches to keep the distance to the "chaser" Atticus 3
  • To win the league, Atticus 3 has to win against Prescot 1 and at least against Prescot 2 or Skalmersdale
  • Southport and Southport have to win all three matches, good luck!
  • Assuming that Waterloo Old Boys win against Wallasey A next monday, they might have to win their matches against Wallasey B and Aigburth 1 too for winning the league.
  • Aigburth 1 have to win all their three remaining matches to keep their chance of winning the league.

Prescot 2 has chances to improve their ranking, if they win against Wallasey A and Atticus 4.

At the end it is most important to enjoy playing chess. All team captains and all players are co-operating very good. Thank you.

Enjoy the last rounds!

Regards,

Martin