Ranking tournament

Organization: Christof Nuyttens and Nico Foque in colaboration with game club "Speelduivel" and games shop "Mertens"
Place: "Ensor", Diestsesteenweg, Kessel-Lo, Leuven (B)
Date: June 4, 2001
Format: Swiss system, 6 rounds, 7 min. player/game
Participants: 18



A female surprise

A satisfying number of 18 players gathered at 10:00 in hall "Ensor", amongst which a certain Nadine Van Laer, a blond lady who put her name down with nothing but the Olympic motto in mind: participating is more important than winning. Nonetheless, - and I quote - she hoped not to end in the last place and to win at least one game. One game? A hesitating style of playing, yes; she seemed to have doubts about every single move she made but, having said that, effective she was! Nadine won the tournament with 6 wins in a row and left the others nothing but a fight for the second place. That second place is mine, Fred Kok must have thought, and he beat top-favorite Stephen Tavener in the last round.


Standings

Place Name                    Feder Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Van Laere, Nadine       B     6        14.0  22.0   21.0
  2   Kok, Fred               NL    5        16.0  24.0   16.0
 3-6  Demerco, Jix            B     4        15.0  23.0   14.0
      Tavener, Stephen        GB    4        13.0  20.0   17.0
      Van den Branden, Kurt   B     4        13.0  19.0   14.0
      Weyn, Jeroen            B     4        10.0  17.0   10.0
7-11  Cannoodt, Johannes      B     3        14.0  22.0   14.0
      Dupont, Werner          B     3        12.0  19.0   12.0
      Focque, Nico            B     3        12.0  19.0    8.0
      Glaude, David           B     3        10.0  15.0   11.0
      Koops, Gerard           B     3         9.0  15.0    8.0
12-16 Dielen, Luc             B     2        12.0  17.0    8.0
      Delvaux, Johan          B     2        11.0  17.0    7.0
      Nuyttens, Christof      B     2        11.0  16.0   10.0
      Potums, Johan           B     2         9.0  14.0    3.0
      Mertens, Renild         B     2         8.0  13.0    4.0
17-18 De Bleeckere, Siegfried B     1        12.0  18.0    6.0
      Verfaillie, Jan         B     1         9.0  14.0    6.0

Crosstable

No  Name                    Feder  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Cannoodt, Johannes      B     10:W 12:W 14:L  8:W 16:L 15:L
2.  De Bleeckere, Siegfried B     11:W 14:L  8:L 15:L  7:L 13:L
3.  Delvaux, Johan          B     12:L 17:W  9:L 10:L 11:W 18:L
4.  Demerco, Jix            B     13:W 15:W 16:L  9:L 10:W  8:W
5.  Dielen, Luc             B     14:L 10:W 12:L 17:W 18:L  7:L
6.  Dupont, Werner          B     15:L 11:W 17:W 12:W 14:L 16:L
7.  Focque, Nico            B     16:L 13:W 15:L 18:L  2:W  5:W
8.  Glaude, David           B     17:L 18:W  2:W  1:L 12:W  4:L
9.  Kok, Fred               NL    18:W 16:L  3:W  4:W 15:W 14:W
10. Koops, Gerard           B      1:L  5:L 13:W  3:W  4:L 12:W
11. Mertens, Renild         B      2:L  6:L 18:L 13:W  3:L 17:W
12. Nuyttens, Christof      B      3:W  1:L  5:W  6:L  8:L 10:L
13. Potums, Johan           B      4:L  7:L 10:L 11:L 17:W  2:W
14. Tavener, Stephen        GB     5:W  2:W  1:W 16:L  6:W  9:L
15. Van den Branden, Kurt   B      6:W  4:L  7:W  2:W  9:L  1:W
16. Van Laere, Nadine       B      7:W  9:W  4:W 14:W  1:W  6:W
17. Verfaillie, Jan         B      8:W  3:L  6:L  5:L 13:L 11:L
18. Weyn, Jeroen            B      9:L  8:L 11:W  7:W  5:W  3:W
   



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