Birmingham Cup 2019

The Birmingham Cup event was held on 9th November 2019, at the Austin Club, Longbridge, Birmingham.

It was played on the Swiss System with 7 rounds, GAYP style. There were 9 entrants and Ken Lovell was referee. Eljus Shipovski scored a brilliant win against Tony Boyle in Round 1 and despite Tony’s valiant efforts Eljus held on to win the tournament, with Mike Peach being the only player to grab a draw against him.

Place      Player                            Points        Honour Pts
1st           Eljus Shipovski              13
2nd         Tony Boyle                       12
3rd          Pat Cremin                        9
4th          Tony Gallagher                8                  54
5th          Mike Peach                       8                  48
6th          Tony Hynes                       8                 45     
7th           Richard Ball                      6
8th           Alan Stuchfield              4 
9th          Mark Cohen                      2

Back: Eljus Shipovski(winner), Pat Cremin, Tony Boyle, Tony Gallagher, Richard Ball.
Front: Alan Stuchfield, Mike Peach, Mark Cohen, Ken Lovell (referee) absent Tony Hynes

Eljus Shipovski(left) playing Tony Boyle(right)

Photos from Ken Lovell