2010 GAYP - WTM  (Beckwith vs King) 

This GAYP World Title Match (24 games) between Richard Beckwith
(USA, challenger) and Ron King (Barbados, Defending World Champion)
to be held October 4th - 9th at The Rodeway Inn, Medina Conference Center, Medina, Ohio



GM Richard Beckwith, Mr. Joe , and
GM Ron 'Suki' King signing WTM contracts Monday morning.
Alan Millhone via Blackberry
 


GM Ron 'Suki' King - Alan Millhone, Referee - GM Richard Beckwith
photo taken at start of match)
from Alan Millhone via Blackberry 10/4/2010 8:43AM

 

GM World Champion Ron 'Suki' King of St. George, Barbados has successfully defended his GAYP World Title from all challengers.  He has kept his coveted GAYP World Title for the past 20 years!  This could be his toughest free style challenger yet since Dr. Beckwith is a worthy and proven Grandmaster who has prepared for this event while managing a full time career as a senior chemist at Ricerca Bioscience, LLC.

October 4th - 9th 2010
GM Richard Beckwith of Willoughby, Ohio - USA Challenger, vs GM Ronald "Suki" King of St. George, Barbados - World GAYP Champion for the WCDF World Championship.  This GAYP World Title Match - 1 hour for every 24 moves to each player - Restrictions: 3 times repeated position rule and 40-moves rule.

      10/4/10 - Monday - Day 1:
This WTM began with an early "Breakfast for Champions" hosted by match sponsor Mr. Joseph LoConti and
his agency,
Evergreen-Uni.
Then the signing of match contract by Ron " Suki " King, Dr. Richard Beckwith, and Alan Millhone as match referee.
many thanks to Alan Millhone who keeps us current with emails & Blackberry
G1. R. King vs R. Beckwith ... 11-15-23-19 7-11 Whilter Exchange... Draw
G2. R. Beckwith vs R. King ... 11-15 24-19 15x24 28x19 "SDC" (Second Double Corner) ... Draw
G3. R. King vs R. Beckwith ... 11-15 23-19 8-11 Glasgow ... Draw
G4. R. Beckwith vs R. King ... 11-15 24-19 15x24 "SDC" ...  Draw
Results after Day 1:  4 draws.  0-0-4
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10/5/10 - Tuesday - Day 2:
G5. Ron King vs Richard Beckwith, Glasgow, Draw
G6. Richard Beckwith vs Ron King, SDC, Draw
Alex Moiseyev committed, that Richard played safe and had Ron in a loss... which indeed didn't count but has it's own points.
After Game 6 was over, Mr. Joe LoConti invited everyone to lunch, but Ron refused and stayed in hotel until next game.
Alexandris next door is the official restaurant of Checker players while in Medina. Next round to begin at 3 PM today.
G7. Ron King vs Richard Beckwith, Glagow, Draw

G8. Richard Beckwith vs Ron King, SDC, Draw

Alex Moiseyev committed, An interesting thing is that even after G6 potential loss, Ron still played SDC in Game 8 and fixed the hole in his play.

Results after Day 2:  8 draws.  0-0-8

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10/6/10 - Wednesday - Day 3:
Lloyd Auker and Laverne Wray
visiting today from Pennsylvania. Alan Millhone sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

G9. Ron King vs Richard Beckwith, Glasgow, Draw
G10. Richard Beckwith vs Ron King, SDC, Draw

remark from Alan Millhone: "very interesting game"

G11. Ron King vs Richard Beckwith, Glagow, Draw
G12. Richard Beckwith vs Ron King, SDC, Draw

remark from Alan Millhone: "played differently"

Results after Day 3:  12 draws.  0-0-12
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10/7/10 - Thursday - Day 4:
Game13. R. King vs R. Beckwith, 11-16 22-18 16-19, Red Wins!
Alex Moiseyev committed, Ron King has a lead!  After passing halfway of event, both players changed their course.
King opened G13 by 11-16 and won the game, Richard having red pieces opened both his games by 9-14.

Game14. R. Beckwith vs R. King, 9-14 22-17 11-15, Souter, Draw

Amishman Joe Weaver visiting today from Mt. Eaton, Ohio. Alan Millhone sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Game15. R. King vs R. Beckwith, Defiance, Draw
Game16. R. Beckwith vs R. King, 9-14, 22-17, 11-15, Souter, Draw
Results after Day 4:  Ron 1 win, Richard 1 loss, & 14 draws.  1-0-15
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      10/8/10 - Friday - Day 5:
G17. "Suki" with reds, Fife
(11-15, 23-19, 9-14, 22-17, 5-9, 17-13, 14-18) three by two refused, Drawn game
G18. R. Beckwith reds, SDC 9-14 line, Draw
G19. R King with reds
(11-15, 22-17, 15-19), Draw
G20. R. Beckwith with reds
, SDC (11-15, 24-19, 15-24, 28-19, 9-14, 22-18, 5-9), Draw
Today Richard missed very strong continuation which leads to a  promising bridge ending and extremely uncomfortable play for Ron.
Though no scientific win, but obviously a lot of practical chances.
comment by A Moisevey

Result afters Day 5:  Ron 1 win, Richard 1 loss, & 18 draws.  1-0-19
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10/9/10 - Saturday - Day 6:
G21. R King with reds
(11-15, 22-18, 15-22, 25-18, 12-16), Draw
G22. R. Beckwith reds, SDC (game lasted 4 hrs.), Red Wins!

Match even.. two games to go.  After 22 games we have 2 bloody games, one missing win and one missing strong play - not bad at all for GAYP event!
comment by A Moisevey
G23. R King with reds, Single Corner (
2.5 hrs), Draw
G24.
R. Beckwith reds (11-15, 23-19, 8-11,  22-18),
4.5 hrs, White Win!
Final Results after Day 8:  Ron 2 win, 1 loss, & 21 draws.
  2-1-21

Ron King lost his first GAYP game since 2004 when he played in 1st International GAYP - USA vs Barbados Match and lost one game.
comment by A Moisevey   
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Congratulations Ron!

The 2010 GAYP World Title Match was won by champion Ron King (Barbados) over Richard Beckwith (Willoughby, Ohio) by a score of 2-1 with 21 draws.  King won the final game after Beckwith tied the score by winning game 22.  The 24-game match was held October 4-9 at the Rodeway Inn, Medina, Ohio.  Alan Millhone was the referee.  Prize fund was $4,560 and was split 60-40 ($2,740 to Ron), and the playersí expenses (hotel, meals, flights) were also covered.  The primary Sponsor ($4,000) was EVERGREEN-UNI (Joe LoContiís Firm).  Other donations were pledged or received by Sean Phillips ($500), Alan Millhone (winnerís plaque, scoresheets, table flags), Lynn Steelman (boards), Steve Holliday, Joe Weaver, Jay Hinnershitz, and John Reade ($20 each).  An annotated booklet of the games will be prepared for contributors, and also made available for sale for $7 (plus any extra for international shipping).  Contact beckwith24@msn.com or (440) 516-1284 for info.

Richard Beckwith, ACF Player Rep


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