Sutton Online Championships Week 4

NameCategoryGames playedPoints
Marek Soszynski4618.0
Larry Hayden3416.0
Peter Oliver3413.0
Steven Mildenhall5513.0
▲▲John Mildenhall549.0
Dwight Reynoldson356.0
Steve Edwards310.0
=Brian Price130.0

The week 4 table now sees the addition of movement chevrons to denote weekly changes in the table! Larry has been knocked off top spot this week by Marek, who’s approach of more is more with the most games played; is serving him well. After a slow start John is the biggest riser this week, whilst Peter has knocked Steven down into 4th place.

What will week 5 bring? Will John continue his march up the table? Will Marek keep his perch atop the table or will Larry regain it? And no one should be writing off dark horse Peter Oliver in 3rd! It would also be nice to get some new names onto the ladder, as such I’m officially throwing my hat in the ring, if you see me online feel free to challenge me!

Sutton Online Championship Week 2

Name CategoryGames PlayedPoints
Larry Hayden3211.0
Steven Mildenhall549.0
Peter Oliver327.0
Dwight Reynoldson336.0
Marek Soszynski424.0
Steve Edwards310.0
John Mildenhall510.0
Brian Price130.0

The Week 2 table of the Online Championship is in, with a new leader sitting atop of the table. Club stalwart Larry has stormed to the top of the leaderboard after impressive wins against Marek and Dwight. Will he still be sitting pretty by next week?

If you think anything is wrong in the table or you have forgotten to send me some results, let me know in the usual ways!

Sutton Online Championships Week 1

Name CategoryGames PlayedPoints
Dwight Reynoldson 326.0
Steven Mildenhall526.0
Marek Soszynski414.0
John Mildenhall510.0
Steve Edwards310.0
Brian Price130.0

The end of week 1 of the online championship has seen a total of 5 games played with 6 members currently taking part. The ladder format presents an interesting dilemma: Do you play it safe and play people in lower categories? Or perhaps you’ll try to maximise your points by beating your peers in the same category as you? Perhaps neither of those are exciting enough for you and you’d prefer to risk it all by trying to scalp players in higher rated categories! (please refer to the Championship page for further information on categories).

Please remember you are in charge of organising your own matches, and reporting the results of these matches to Neil, either via the message function on or lichess, where his handle is c0rnetto, or via email, in which your email must have the title “Sutton Coldfield Online Chess Championship 2021” else it may be missed!

Also a reminder of the rules. You are allowed to play any other member as many times as you like, but you are only allowed to play each individual member twice in a row. E.g. Marek could thrash Neil twice, but a third game wouldn’t count. Marek then plays some games against John. Marek would then be free to thrash Neil twice more if he so desired. This rule is designed to stop someone “cheating the system” by just playing and beating the same person over and over again.