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

Date, City & Address

July 25 Ulverstone Ulverstone Primary School,
Short St.


Format
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

Saragossa
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:

Saragossa
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.

Saragossa
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)

U18

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

U12

15 Mason Carter
11 Jesse Howard
9 Lenard Lange

Girls

15 Kimberley Tongue

Current standings (subject to checking)

U18

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

U12

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.