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12-07-2009, 11:32 PM
Tasmanian Rapid Chess Series

Date, City & Address

July 25 Ulverstone Ulverstone Primary School,
Short St.

Saturdays, 11am 5pm.
5 rounds with 25 mins + 5 secs/move/player

Entry fees: $30 adults / $25 conc / $15 junior.

Prizes: Daily prizes and series prizes for juniors in Under 18, Under 12 and Girls.

Entries taken on the day by 10:45am.

All games will be rapid rated.

Kevin Bonham
21-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Sorry, I will miss this one (mainly thanks to swine flu); hope it goes well and if anyone who does go could post the basic results here that would be great. If not I will get them from Tony Sturges who is going up; Janice and Milutin are also going.

Tony Dowden
22-07-2009, 06:19 PM
The porcine virus got me too - still a bit headachey on Day 13. So I probably won't compete.

Good luck to all :P

25-07-2009, 11:53 PM
Alastair came first with a picket fence (5/5) although Kevin Hendry gave him alot of trouble in the second round. Kevin (Hendry) and I got equal second on 4/5, we didn't play eachother. Vincent and Marcus came equal third with 3.5/5. Those two having drawn earlier on in the tournament. I think Marcus had a difficult game against David Hughes. The under 12 prize went to Mason Carter, Kimberley Tongue got the girls prize and Jesse also won a prize.

So the basic places went; 1st Alastair Dyer, 2-3rd Kevin Hendry, Lawrence Bretag, 4-5 Vincent Horton, Marcus Bretag.

Peter Lucas played, apparently he used to be rated quite high but has not played chess in a fair while thus is loosening the hinges with this rapid. Zen Zero and his son also played their first tournament and did well for relative to their lack of experience :clap: :clap: :clap:

Afterwards there was a coaching session. We played through a couple of Capablanca's games and got a good insight to how different players thought about positions.

Overall a very nice little tournament with a big thanks to Russell Horton for organising and running it :clap: :clap: :clap: . Also a thanks and apologies to anyone that helped out that I may not have mentioned.

Kevin Bonham
26-07-2009, 01:42 AM
Thanks for the report and well done on the 4/5. I will work out the points when I get complete results from Russell.

Tony Dowden
26-07-2009, 10:03 AM
Yes, nice report and congrats on your impressive result Lawrence :cool:

26-07-2009, 01:53 PM
Thanks Kevin and Tony. I'm really looking forward to Launceston, I'll see if I can improve my position or atleast get to prove my play against some of Tazzies top.

Mid-year exams/reports will be over by november so I'll have heaps more time for practice so a watchout warning will have to be issued :P :P :P.

Kevin Bonham
26-07-2009, 04:11 PM
Peter Lucas is a very strong player at normal time controls and has been rated around 1900. He has a +3=3-2 career record against me. Apparently much less dangerous in rapids.

27-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Yeah my game vs him was interesting. A pirc with opposite side castling pawn rushes either side where my attack broke through first so I got a two pawn advantage but got tricked by a simplification into a difficult rook ending where my king was all pinned down. Luckily for me he made just one mistake in the ending which I was able to capitalise on. I thought it was definitely my most difficult game in the tournament.

Kevin Bonham
03-08-2009, 02:27 AM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Dyer, Alastair 1727 5 14:W 3:W 2:W 5:W 4:W
2 Bretag, Lawrence 1488 4 20:W 11:W 1:L 8:W 9:W
3 Hendrey, Kevin 1457 4 22:W 1:L 13:W 7:W 12:W
4 Horton, Vincent 1467 3.5 16:W 17:W 5:D 10:W 1:L
5 Bretag, Marcus 1510 3.5 19:W 15:W 4:D 1:L 10:W
6 Kuzmic, Carey 1314 3.5 12:D 8:L 16:W 18:W 14:W
7 Carter, Mason 1263 3 8:W 9:W 10:L 3:L 15:W
8 Lucas, Peter 1518 3 7:L 6:W 15:W 2:L 17:W
9 Horton, Russell 1509 3 13:W 7:L 11:W 14:W 2:L
10 Hughes, David 1447 2.5 0:D 20:W 7:W 4:L 5:L
11 Zero, Zen 2.5 0:W 2:L 9:L 13:D 19:W
12 Fry, Dallas 1535 2.5 6:D 18:L 21:W 19:W 3:L
13 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) 1244 2.5 9:L 21:W 3:L 11:D 18:W
14 Martin, Janice 1402 2 1:L 16:W 17:W 9:L 6:L
15 Kuzmic, Dylan 1372 2 18:W 5:L 8:L 20:W 7:L
16 Howard, Jesse 2 4:L 14:L 6:L 21:W 20:W
17 Tongue, Kimberley 2 21:W 4:L 14:L 22:W 8:L
18 Ivkovic, Milutin 1560 1.5 15:L 12:W 19:D 6:L 13:L
19 Fifield, Andrew 1257 1.5 5:L 22:W 18:D 12:L 11:L
20 Carter, Adam 1098 1 2:L 10:L 22:W 15:L 16:L
21 Tongue, Peter 1 17:L 13:L 12:L 16:L 22:W
22 Lange, Lenard 0 3:L 19:L 20:L 17:L 21:L

Points from this event (subject to checking)


15 Alastair Dyer
10 Kevin Hendrey, Lawrence Bretag
6.5 Vincent Horton, Marcus Bretag
6 Kimberley Tongue, Andrew Fifield, Peter Tongue


15 Mason Carter
11 Jesse Howard
9 Lenard Lange


15 Kimberley Tongue

Current standings (subject to checking)


21.5 Marcus Bretag
21 Lawrence Bretag
15 Alastair Dyer
14.5 Vincent Horton
14 Andrew Fifield
10 Kevin Hendrey
several on 6


30 Mason Carter
11 Jesse Howard
9 Lenard Lange, Bradley Vince, Harry Briant, Shuqi Yu
several on 6

Further $130 into rapid series prize pool.