The first South London kyu players' teaching day and tournament was held on Saturday the 7th of December at the Croydon Quaker Meeting House. Twenty four students were taught by three teachers - Andrew Kay, Tim Hunt, and Francis Roads - in the morning. In the afternoon there was a three round tournament.
In the tournament the teachers all played each other, and another dan player who was present, in a round-robin tournament with all games even. Students were split into three groups, each of which played a Swiss tournament with handicap equal to grade difference.
Tim Hunt won the teachers' tournament with three wins.
In the student tournaments, Natasha Regan (1k), Peter Fisher (7k) and Gerry Gavigan (12k) won their groups also with three wins. Prizes - books instead of the usual chocolates and wine, because it's a teaching event - went to those three and to some on two wins. We also had two copies of the excellent SmartGo Kifu iPhone/iPad app to give away, kindly donated by its author.
1 Hunt Tim 2d UK MKes 4+/w0 2+/b0 3+/w0 2 Kay Andrew 4d UK Bmhm 3+/w0 1-/w0 4+/b0 3 Roads Francis 2d UK Wans 2-/b0 4+/w0 1-/b0 4 Smith Paul 1d UK Camb 1-/b0 3-/b0 2-/w0
1 Regan Natasha 1k UK Epsm 2+/w1 5+/w2 3+/w3 2 Volk Chris 2k UK Read 1-/b1 8+/w2 5+/w1 3 Paterson Sue 4k UK Arun 8+/w0 4+/w1 1-/b3 4 Green Jonathan 5k UK NoCb 7+/b0 3-/b1 6+/b1 5 Ellis Ben 3k UK MKes 6+/w1 1-/b2 2-/b1 6 Bailey Steve 4k UK WSur 5-/b1 7+/w1 4-/w1 7 Batty Patrick 5k UK SLon 4-/w0 6-/b1 8+/b1 8 Stevenson David 4k UK NoCb 3-/b0 2-/b2 7-/w1 9 Fisher Peter 7k UK Leic 16+/w0 11+/b1 12+/w0 10 Moore Francis 6k UK SLon 11-/w0 13+/w1 15+/w4 11 Hagan Malcolm 6k UK Winc 10+/b0 9-/w1 14+/w3 12 Selby Oscar 7k UK Epsm 13+/b0 15+/w3 9-/b0 13 Atkins Nick 7k UK SLon 12-/w0 10-/b1 16+/w0 14 Maclennan Colin 9k UK Twik 15-/w1 16+/b2 11-/b3 15 Rodgers Paul 10k UK SLon 14+/b1 12-/b3 10-/b4 16 Segerman Jil 7k UK Brtn 9-/b0 14-/w2 13-/b0 17 Gavigan Gerry 12k UK SLon 19+/w1 21+/b2 18+/w1 18 Field Adam 13k UK Winc 20+/w0 23+/w2 17-/b1 19 Smith Edmund 13k UK MilS 17-/b1 24+/w5 23+/w2 20 Siegwart David 13k UK Winc 18-/b0 22+/b2 21+/b3 21 Murphy Ben 10k UK Bily 22+/w1 17-/w2 20-/w3 22 Lyster Tom 11k UK Twik 21-/b1 20-/w2 24+/w7 23 Bailey Pauline 15k UK WSur 24+/w3 18-/b2 19-/b2 24 Kaminska Paula 18k UK CLon 23-/b3 19-/b5 22-/b7