11- Man Ballot World Title Match

Laverty vs Moiseyev 
Friday thru Monday, May 27th thur 30th, 2011
Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406  (336)-275-7688


This 11-Man Ballot World Title Match was negotiated between Tim Laverty and Alex Moiseyev since Laverty earned the right to challenge Grand-Master Alex Moiseyev by finishing 2nd place behind Moiseyev in the 11-Man National held in Greensboro, NC February 10th through 13th, 2011. This WTM was a sanctioned match by ACF and NCCA to play 4 days, 16 games, Friday - Monday, but after 16 games, if score is even - match will be extend by 4 more games.  2 games per round, 2 rounds per day or 4 games per day at a time limit of 2 hours each. Clock with 24 Moves per hour and the 40 moves rule count be applied to improve endgame. Open Ceremonies Friday morning at 9:00AM with NCCA officers, media, and Mayor attending w/others.

Results after day one, Friday, May 27, 2011:  Alex Moiseyev 2W-0L-2D
Round1 Game1: 9:20 - 11:15am
[Black "Tim Laverty-off 11 (55m)"]
[White "Alex Moiseyev-off 23 (59m)"]
9-14 26-23 (move technically was 23-19 but piece 23 was removed, white played 26-23
"in the same directions" Tim didn't want the opening, but Alex decided to play it.
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
Total Time: 1 Hour & 55 minutes
Round1 Game2: 11:30 - 12:45pm
[Black "Alex Moiseyev-off 11 (42m)"]
[White "Tim Laverty-off 23 (33m)"]
9-14 26-23
[Result "1-0"]
Total Time: 1 Hour & 15 minutes

Round2 Game1: 1:48 - 3:32pm
[Black "Alex Moiseyev-off 9 (58m)"]
[White "
Tim Laverty-off 24 (46m)"]
10-15 21-17
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
Total Time: 1 Hour & 44 minutes
Round2 Game2: 3:42 - 4:48pm
[Black "Tim Laverty-off 9 (23m)"]
[White "Alex
Moiseyev-off 24 (43m)"]
10-15 21-17
[Result "0-1"]
Total Time: 1 Hour & 6 minutes

Results after day two, Saturday, May 28, 2011: Moiseyev continues to lead with 3W-0L-5D
Round3 Game1: 9:44 - 11:16am
[Black "Tim Laverty off 10 (44m)"]
[White "Alex Moiseyev off 25 (48m)"]
7-10 (Ballot move 10-14 but directional move is 7-10)
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
Total Time: 1 Hour & 32 minutes
Round3 Game2: 11:26 - 12:56pm
[Black "Alex Moiseyev-off 10 (49m)"]
[White "Tim Laverty-off 25 (39m)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
Total Time: 1 Hour & 28 minutes

Ballot 4
This Ballot was drawn, but Alex and Tim reviewed
opening and declined it.
[Black "Alex Moiseyev off 6"]
[White "Tim Laverty off 27"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,26,25,24,23,22,21:B12,11,10,9,8,7,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 11-16 23-19 2. 16x23 26x19
Round 4 Game1: 2:02 - 3:08.pdn
[Black "Alex Moiseyev off 8 (34)"]
[White "Tim Laverty off 27 (32m)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,26,25,24,23,22,21:B12,11,10,9,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 12-16 22-17
Total Time: 1 Hour & 6 minutes  Note about this opening, Alex said let's play and Tim said this opening is worst that the one we declined.
Round 4 Game2: 3:10 - 4:32pm
[Black "Tim Laverty off 8 (32 )"]
[White "Alex Moiseyev off 27 (50)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,26,25,24,23,22,21:B12,11,10,9,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 12-16 22-17
Total Time: 1 Hour & 22 minutes

Results after Third Day of 11-Man Ballot WCM, Sunday, May 29, 2011: Moiseyev wins  5W-0L-7D
Round5 (Ballot 5) Game1: 9:30- - 11:25am
[Black "Tim Laverty off 6 (56)"]
[White "Alex Moiseyev off 25 (61)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,24,23,22,21:B12,11,10,9,8,7,5,4,3,2,1"]
1. 10-15 22-17
Total Time: 1 Hour & 57 minutes
Round5 (Ballot 5) Game2: 11:33 - 12:05pm[
[Black "Alex Moiseyev off 6 (25)"]
[White "Tim Laverty off 25 (7)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,24,23,22,21:B12,11,10,9,8,7,5,4,3,2,1"]
1. 10-15 22-17
Total Time: 32 minutes

Round6 (Ballot 6) Game1: 1:35- - 3:17pm
[Black "Alex Moiseyev off 12 (54)"]
[White "Tim Laverty off 25 (48)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,24,23,22,21:B11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 9-13 23-18
Total Time: 1 Hour & 42 minutes
Round6 (Ballot 6) Game2:  3:24 - 4:15pm
[Black "Tim Laverty off 12 (22)"]
[White "Alex Moiseyev off 25 (29)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,24,23,22,21:B11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 9-13 23-18
Total Time: 51 minutes


Teal Stanley, Matthew Clark, as well as Tim Laverty, and other top players who observed this tournament, commented on the level at which Alex plays, he seems to see every mistake and takes advantage of it. He doesn't make mistakes, or very few, he is at the top of his game. We checked progress of each game with lap-top along while watching and he creates and forces situations where opponent is always under pressure and has to make many omtd moves. An awesome and exciting Grand-Master!  Everyone should make an effort to watch the up coming 3-Move WTM between (Borghetti vs Moiseyev) in Cleveland, OH

Match was scheduled for 4 day/16 games, but with no incentive to continue Laverty conceded the win to Moiseyev after the 12th game. The tournament was actually closer than results reflect, since two occasions Tim mistakenly touched a piece but was gentlemen enough to suffer the consequences rather than renege even when Alex wasn't present on one of the situations, costing him a possible win and a possible draw instead of a loss. Alex Mosieyev wins 5-0-7 and retains his 11-Man World Championship Title which is recognized by WCDF & ACF.  When Tim Laverty conceded the victory to Moiseyev he commended him for his excellent play. The match ending after the 6th ballot on the 3rd day of the match.

We appreciate all the help and contributions we received and pledges yet to arrive, the sponsors put up these monies in good faith.  In the closing ceremony there was picture taking, presentation of the trophy, and splitting up the prize fund 60%
to winner and 40% to the challenger.  Tim contributed $40 back to help cover Alex's travel expenses.  We all met back at my house so Tim and Alex could give their gratitude to Gayle for hosting these champions in our home.  Both gathered their things, packed them, and left as good friends with intentions to do checker battle again in the future.

Tim Laverty and Alex Moiseyev expressed their appreciation to NCCA as well. We had a number of checker players to visit the tournament throughout the three days. Thank You, JR Smith

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