1st ranking Tournament
Antwerp GIPF Centre 1st Project GIPF Weekend, Nijlen (B) November 25, 2001
2nd ranking tournament
Antwerp GIPF Centre 2nd Project GIPF Weekend, Nijlen (B) March 23, 2003




Ranking Tournament

Project GIPF Weekend
Organization: Project GIPF Center
Place: Youth Hostel 't Pannenhuis, Nijlen (B)
Date: November 25, 2001
Format: Swiss system, 5 rounds
Participants: 16



The "Lion" from The Netherlands

The very first TAMSK tournament. The moment the tournament took place the game existed for already 2 1/2 years, but it was always considered too difficult to play in the context of a competition. Normally one would need an arbiter for every board. But even then - in particular because not all of the hours-glasses contain an equal amount of time - TAMSK always sounded like asking for trouble. Well, that appeared to be wrong. The tournament went smooth and TAMSK prooved to be a lot of fun as a tournament game. So, no problem at all - it must be said: thanks to the full cooperation of the participants. Gijs "Lion" de Leeuw van Weenen wrote Project GIPF history: he surprised everybody, not in the least himself, and won the first and maybe the last (certainly not!) TAMSK tournament with 5 out of 5.During the previous Project GIF weekend, Jeroen Weyn could have been pointed out as the most unfortunate player. He preformed well, no doubt about that, but in all four tournaments he ended just one point behind the respective winners. And, on top of that, in the overall standings he ended just one point behind Kurt Van den Branden, the first Project GIPF Champion. This only to say that Jeroen is a very talented and consistent player, who came to this 2nd Project GIPF weekend with a clear plan in mind: he wanted to do better than the second place in at least one of the tournaments. And so he did! He started by winning the opening event the first day (i.e. the DVONN-tournament), and succeeded in keeping the rhythm going and also won the TAMSK tournament concinsingly with 5 straight wins. A fine bonus was that this second title had also put him in the lead for the overall title. After two events he got 1 point behind Kurt Van den Branden, just like last year his main rival, but Kurt lost 2 of his 5 TAMSK matches. As a result of that Jeroen jumped over Kurt and was now leading the overall standings.



Cross table

No Name Nat.
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
1. Cannoodt, Johannes B
9:L
8:L
4:W
13:W
11:W
2. Nuyttens, Christof B
10:L
13:L
15:W
9:W
16:L
3. Pauwels, Rita B
11:L
15:W
9:W
14:L
8:L
4. Van de Perre, Patrick B
12:L
14:L
1:L
15:W
7:L
5. Van den Branden, Kurt B
13:W
10:W
12:L
11:W
6:L
6. Weyn, Jeroen B
14:W
12:L
13:W
7:W
5:W
7. Bochra, Sebastian D
15:W
11:L
10:W
6:L
4:W
8. Reitz, Michael D
16:L
1:W
14:L
10:W
3:W
9. Wiebe, Kerstin D
1:W
16:L
3:L
2:L
13:W
10. Ammerlaan, Boris NL
2:W
5:L
7:L
8:L
15:W
11. Graafstra, Jelmer NL
3:W
7:W
16:L
5:L
1:L
12. de Leeuw v. W., Gijs NL
4:W
6:W
5:W
16:W
14:W
13. Pasman, Hennes NL
5:L
2:W
6:L
1:L
9:L
14. Rovers, Ad NL
6:L
4:W
8:W
3:W
12:L
15. Stulemeijer, Wynke NL
7:L
3:L
2:L
4:L
10:L
16. Wentzler, Angelo NL
8:W
9:W
11:W
12:L
2:W


Standings

Place Name Nat
Score
M-B
Buch
Progr
1 de Leeuw v. W., Gijs NL
5
10.0
15.0
15.0
2-3 Weyn, Jeroen B
4
9.0
15.0
11.0
  Wentzler, Angelo NL
4
7.0
14.0
13.0
4-8 Rovers, Ad NL
3
9.0
15.0
9.0
  Van den Branden, Kurt B
3
8.0
14.0
11.0
  Reitz, Michael D
3
8.0
14.0
7.0
  Bochra, Sebastian D
3
5.0
9.0
9.0
  Cannoodt, Johannes B
3
5.0
9.0
6.0
9-13 Graafstra, Jelmer NL
2
9.0
15.0
9.0
  Ammerlaan, Boris NL
2
8.0
11.0
6.0
  Wiebe, Kerstin D
2
7.0
12.0
6.0
  Pauwels, Rita B
2
7.0
10.0
7.0
  Nuyttens, Christof B
2
5.0
9.0
5.0
14-15 Van de Perre, Patrick B
1
9.0
14.0
2.0
  Pasman, Hennes NL
1
8.0
14.0
4.0
16 Stulemeijer, Wynke NL
0
6.0
10.0
0.0




Ranking Tournament

Third event of the 2nd Project GIPF Weekend

Organization: Project GIPF Center
Place: Youth Hostel 't Pannenhuis, Nijlen (B)
Date: March 23, 2003
Format: Swiss system, 5 rounds
Participants: 12



Jeroen Weyn grabs second title

When the first Project GIPF weekend was over, Jeroen Weyn could have been pointed out as the most unfortunate player. He preformed well - no question about that! - but in all four tournaments he had ended just one point behind the respective winners. And, on top of that, in the overall standings he also ended just one point behind Kurt Van den Branden, the first Project GIPF Champion. This only to say that Jeroen is a very talented and consistent player, who came to this 2nd Project GIPF weekend with a clear plan in mind: he wanted to get rid of that second place; he wanted to do better than that in at least one of the tournaments. And so he did! He started by winning the opening event the first day (i.e. the DVONN-tournament). Quite happy with such a successful start, he kept his rhythm going and also won the TAMSK tournament one day later. 5 straight wins on his score sheet! A fine bonus was that this second title also put him in the lead in the overall standings. At the end of the first day, thus after the DVONN and the ZÈRTZ tournament, he was 1 point behind Kurt Van den Branden - apparently just like last year his main rival -, but Kurt lost 2 of his 5 TAMSK matches, as a result of which Jeroen jumped over Kurt. Now it was his turn to lead by one point.

There was also the surprisingly strong young player Johannes Cannoodt, who ended in second place with 4 games won. Johannes had not found a defence against Jeroen's agressive play, but he scored convincing wins against Kurt Van den branden, Jix Demerco, Michael Reitz and Hennes Passman, being the 4 players that ended in the third place with 3 wins each! Last year's winner, Gijs de Leeuw van Wenen, did not show his teeth the way he did the first time and won only 2 games. Patrick Van de Perre is already looking forward to the next TAMSK tournament. He will seek revenge!


Cross table

No  Name                          1    2    3    4    5  

1.  Ammerlaan, Boris             7:L  8:L 11:L 10:W  6:L
2.  Nuytens, Christof            8:W  7:L 12:L  6:W  9:L
3.  Cannoodt, Johannes           9:W 11:W  7:W 12:L  5:W
4.  de Leeuw van Wenen, Gijs    10:W 12:L  6:W 11:L  7:L
5.  Demerco, Jix                11:L  9:W  8:W  7:W  3:L
6.  Dupont, Werner              12:L 10:W  4:L  2:L  1:W
7.  Passmann, Hennes             1:W  2:W  3:L  5:L  4:W
8.  Pauwels, Rita                2:L  1:W  5:L  9:L 10:W
9.  Reitz, Michael               3:L  5:L 10:W  8:W  2:W
10. Van de Perre, Patrick        4:L  6:L  9:L  1:L  8:L
11. Van den Branden, Kurt        5:W  3:L  1:W  4:W 12:L
12. Weyn, Jeroen                 6:W  4:W  2:W  3:W 11:W


Standings

Place Name                   Nat  pts  M-B.  Buch.  Progr.

1     Weyn, Jeroen           B    5    7.0   13.0   15.0
2     Cannoodt, Johannes     B    4    9.0   17.0   13.0
3-6   Van den Branden, Kurt  B    3    9.0   15.0   10.0
      Demerco, Jix           B    3    9.0   15.0    9.0
      Passmann, Hennes       NL   3    7.0   12.0   10.0
      Reitz, Michael         D    3    7.0   11.0    6.0
7-10  Nuytens, Christof      B    2    8.0   15.0    7.0
      de Leeuw van W, Gijs   NL   2    8.0   13.0    8.0
      Pauwels, Rita          B    2    6.0    9.0    5.0
      Dupont, Werner         B    2    5.0   10.0    5.0
11    Ammerlaan, Boris       NL   1    7.0   10.0    2.0
12    Van de Perre, Patrick  B    0    6.0   10.0    0.0




 

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