Monday, 13 March 2017

Super Watson Goes Ballistic - Gradings Are Atrocious!

NEWSFLASH!! - Amazing news from the bucolic south west, where over the weekend our very own professional Northerner, Roy Watson (grade 118), put in a stunning - and statistics busting! - performance to win the Major (Under 155) Tournament at the Hereford Congress. My mole tells me that Roy was unbeaten with 5/6 against opponents averaging around 140, for a Tournament Performance Rating of over 170. As befits such a stellar (lifetime best?) show, Roy finished first alone. Truly astonishing. Roy 1 Statistical Probability 0.

This follows on from another tournament triumph (albeit less impressive) in early February when Roy finished tied first (with 6 others) in the Kidlington U-120, despite losing to someone graded 87 - try explaining that, Stephen Hawking!!  And on top of that Roy has recently helped the D team rise to the dizzy heights of 4th in Division 4. Rubbing shoulders with Anish Giri has clearly worked wonders.

Current world number 5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave's user name on is Lyon Beast - I think we now have our very own Fen End Beast!!

I feel almost ashamed at this point to mention another minor tournament triumph (of sorts) for KCC, namely my own second equal placing at the Perth Open (that would be Scotland rather than Australia) in February. Whatever next for KCC's intrepid tournament warriors - Paul becoming British Champion at Llandudno this summer perhaps? Or is Roy planning on making a surprise raid on that event too!?

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