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Vlad
15-10-2009, 08:26 AM
We are thinking about organizing NSW Young Masters (NSWYM) in February-March 2010.

Preliminary, it will be run in the Parramatta Club over two consecutive weekends (Saturday, Sunday, Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday).
It will be one 10-player round-robin. It is planned to be both ACF and FIDE rated event.

At this stage we just want to see how much interest exists. If there are more than 10 juniors interested we will select top 10 by the ACF rating.

This event is organized for NSW juniors, however ACT juniors willing to play and travel, will be considered as well.

cadd1ct
15-10-2009, 09:46 AM
We are thinking about organizing NSW Young Masters (NSWYM) in February-March 2010.

Preliminary, it will be run in the Parramatta Club over two consecutive weekends (Saturday, Sunday, Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday).
It will be one 10-player round-robin. It is planned to be both ACF and FIDE rated event.

At this stage we just want to see how much interest exists. If there are more than 10 juniors interested we will select top 10 by the ACF rating.

This event is organized for NSW juniors, however ACT juniors willing to play and travel, will be considered as well.

I'm definitely playing ;) Everyone knows why.

Vlad
15-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Juniors interested so far are (8 more to go)

Anton Smirnov 1668, 1817 (FIDE)
Jerry Xu 1568, 1861 (FIDE)

Nicholas D-C
15-10-2009, 07:43 PM
I will play as well. I'm assuming that the time control will be 90+30 again? Would there be any chance of a lightning masters as a side-event?

Vlad
15-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Yes, 90+30, it can't be FIDE rated otherwise.

I suppose we can organize it as a separate event. Let us see how much interest exists.

Vlad
15-10-2009, 07:48 PM
Juniors interested so far are (7 more to go)

Anton Smirnov 1668, 1817 (FIDE)
Jerry Xu 1568, 1861 (FIDE)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1564, 1869 (FIDE)

Garvinator
15-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Yes, 90+30, it can't be FIDE rated otherwise.
This is not quite correct.

The rate of play required depends on the ratings of the players involved.

From the rates of play regulations:

1.1 For a game to be rated each player must have the following minimum periods in which to complete all the moves, assuming the game lasts 60 moves.

Where at least one of the players in the tournament has a rating 2200 or higher, each player must have a minimum of 120 minutes.
Where at least one of the players in the tournament has a rating 1600 or higher, each player must have a minimum of 90 minutes.
Where all the players in the tournament are rated below 1600, each player must have a minimum of 60 minutes.

Therefore, if your tournament will not have any players rated above 2200, then you could use a time control of 60 mins + 30 secs or 90 mins + 10 secs and still be able to fide rate the tournament.

aransandraseg
16-10-2009, 06:02 PM
What is the rating requirement (if any)? Can NSWJCL also count in the ratings. My ACF is low.

aransandraseg
16-10-2009, 06:04 PM
OH. And if I am allowed to play, I am interested. What is the rating restriction?

Nicholas D-C
16-10-2009, 07:02 PM
My guess is the top ten interested players. NSWJCL probably won't count, it's too unreliable for serious tournaments.

aransandraseg
16-10-2009, 09:48 PM
So yeah I am up for it. Anyone up for chesscube game. My user is Aran1234

Vlad
21-10-2009, 04:48 PM
My guess is the top ten interested players. NSWJCL probably won't count, it's too unreliable for serious tournaments.

That is true. However, my guess would be at least 1400+ ACF is required. It is only 10 players and we already have almost half the field.

peteryang
21-10-2009, 04:49 PM
interested but not sure if the date will be suitable....

Vlad
21-10-2009, 04:50 PM
Juniors interested so far are (5 more to go)

Blair Mandla 2095, 2157 (FIDE)
Anton Smirnov 1668, 1817 (FIDE)
Jerry Xu 1568, 1861 (FIDE)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1564, 1869 (FIDE)
Peter Yang 1529

Kevin?

Nicholas D-C
21-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Some other ex-juniors might be interested since they will have finished high school by then. @peteryang: if the date doesn't work out, you can always take your name off the list. It's not for another five months.

aransandraseg
21-10-2009, 08:51 PM
I am interested, but I am willing to drop off if there are too many ppl

peteryang
21-10-2009, 08:57 PM
but judging by the ratings of the people interested so far ill be pushed out pretty soon hehe..

cadd1ct
21-10-2009, 08:59 PM
but judging by the ratings of the people interested so far ill be pushed out pretty soon hehe..

No you won't I'll be kicked out. Cos there are December ratings coming out before this tournament is beginning :D

peteryang
21-10-2009, 09:05 PM
oh yeah...forgot ull be lyk a 1100 :P

but still this is yr 12 and its gonna be hard making time for this tournament...

and also, kevin said hes not interested.

CC FIDE MASTER YAY>>> -.-

The Bennett
21-10-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm interested but I'll wait until December ratings to make a decision

Vlad
21-10-2009, 09:40 PM
oh yeah...forgot ull be lyk a 1100 :P


My calculations show that after Blayney and AJM Jerry's rating is expected to be something like 1523. If he plays in another event and does well he may get all his points back.

Vlad
21-10-2009, 09:44 PM
I'm interested but I'll wait until December ratings to make a decision

That is fine. However, I will not list players with ratings below 1400 ACF.

The tournament could be in March in which case it will be March ratings.

The Bennett
21-10-2009, 10:08 PM
That is fine. However, I will not list players with ratings below 1400 ACF.

The tournament could be in March in which case it will be March ratings.
Ok that should be no problem, my ACF will be over 1400 by the time of even the December rating list because of Blayney and club tournaments.

Also, i didn't think Jerry would've lost that many points from Blayney would he?

cadd1ct
22-10-2009, 06:08 PM
Ok that should be no problem, my ACF will be over 1400 by the time of even the December rating list because of Blayney and club tournaments.

Also, i didn't think Jerry would've lost that many points from Blayney would he?

If you check my results in the AJM maybe you'll understand why I've lost like 40 rating points.

The Bennett
22-10-2009, 07:06 PM
Ouch :wall: I would just try focus on your next tournament to regain the points, don't worry about AJM we all have our bad tournaments

cadd1ct
22-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Ouch :wall: I would just try focus on your next tournament to regain the points, don't worry about AJM we all have our bad tournaments

Yea I know. Thanks anyway :D

Nicholas D-C
22-10-2009, 08:16 PM
I'm betting Jerry wishes lightning was rated.:D

cadd1ct
23-10-2009, 07:56 PM
I'm betting Jerry wishes lightning was rated.:D

yes, I'd be around 1000 JCL in JCL rapid ratings. Even if there was no rapid ratings, at least i'd regain all my points. ;)

Nicholas D-C
24-10-2009, 05:48 PM
I doubt two rating systems would work for JCL though, because there aren't really enough tournaments! Besides, all the JCL tournaments (besides NSW Junior champs) could be considered rapid. That's why I've gone off them a bit, because it's a bit of a lottery when you enter a quickplay tournament. I'd rather play a long game with higher quality chess. Lightning is fine because it doesn't count for ratings.

cadd1ct
24-10-2009, 06:49 PM
I doubt two rating systems would work for JCL though, because there aren't really enough tournaments! Besides, all the JCL tournaments (besides NSW Junior champs) could be considered rapid. That's why I've gone off them a bit, because it's a bit of a lottery when you enter a quickplay tournament. I'd rather play a long game with higher quality chess. Lightning is fine because it doesn't count for ratings.

That's true. But lightning was a relaxing thing. ^_^ like you know, to kinda take my pressure off the already finished AJM.

aransandraseg
26-10-2009, 07:30 PM
Hey I am interested, but my ACF is like 900. I have a JCL of 700 so can I still play in this tournament?

Vlad
26-10-2009, 10:04 PM
There will be a supporting event. I am not yet sure about the exact format though. Try to encourage your friends, once we have enough interest, both the main and the supporting event will go ahead.

Alexrules01
27-10-2009, 02:39 PM
I'm interested in playing in this tournament. But my interest and whether I can actually play are 2 different things

Alex Mehan

Nicholas D-C
27-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Is this tournament going to be advertised in other locations? The reason I ask is that some junior players won't have heard of ChessChat, and might not hear about the NSWYM.

aransandraseg
27-10-2009, 05:56 PM
Well it should be in the next mag but if someone phones Richard it could be advertised on the web. Mr. siow lee has the emails of all ATS juniors so if he sent out invites more people would come.

Nicholas D-C
27-10-2009, 07:12 PM
Don't forget this is an Under 20 event, so recent ex-juniors wouldn't get the magazine.

aransandraseg
08-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Can I join?

Nicholas D-C
05-01-2010, 07:54 PM
It's been a couple of months, is there any new info about the NSWYM?:hmm:

Vlad
16-01-2010, 11:40 AM
Juniors interested so far are (3 more to go)

Blair Mandla 2030, 2142 (FIDE)
Benjamin Encel 1719, 1879 (FIDE)
Anton Smirnov 1713, 1842 (FIDE)
Kevin Tan 1697, 1881 (FIDE)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1622, 1877 (FIDE)
Peter Yang 1573, 1836 (FIDE)
Jerry Xu 1533, 1773 (FIDE)

dawen.shi
16-01-2010, 03:07 PM
I guess I'll express my interest for this as well, although my rating seems a bit low, and I don't even have a fide. :( At least I'm getting a decent boost from the Major.

peteryang
16-01-2010, 04:52 PM
yay dawen you joined chesschat :P

dawen.shi
16-01-2010, 05:10 PM
heh, I was checking the Aus juniors results and this was up, so I poked around a bit :)

Vlad
17-01-2010, 09:19 AM
Juniors interested so far are

Blair Mandla 2030, 2142 (FIDE)
John Papantoniou 1777, 1900 (FIDE)
Peng Yu Cheng 1721, 1890 (FIDE)
Benjamin Encel 1719, 1879 (FIDE)
Anton Smirnov 1713, 1842 (FIDE)
Kevin Tan 1697, 1881 (FIDE)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1622, 1877 (FIDE)
Peter Yang 1573, 1836 (FIDE)
Jerry Xu 1533, 1773 (FIDE)
Dawen Shi 1525

Nicholas D-C
17-01-2010, 05:52 PM
Wow, pretty good field! Should be interesting!

cadd1ct
21-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Wow, pretty good field! Should be interesting!

At least this time I'll be live bottom seed (Dawen probably got more than 8 points from Aus Major!).

Oh one more thing, please don't clash this with Newcastle Open!

Vlad
22-01-2010, 08:30 AM
No, it will not be at the same time as the Newcastle.

aransandraseg
22-01-2010, 12:18 PM
I don't see the point off going to a tournament wher I would lose every round.
I didn't think the field would be that strong.

cadd1ct
22-01-2010, 06:55 PM
I don't see the point off going to a tournament wher I would lose every round.
I didn't think the field would be that strong.

That's why I'm playing!

dawen.shi
22-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Well, I guess it depends whether its being played after the March update of the ratings. If not then I'll still be the lowest rated player - in fact that'll be nice since I'd be able to steal some rating points off you guys :D. So yeah, hold it in February.

Vlad
03-02-2010, 10:50 PM
At this stage we are thinking about running the tournament during the first two weekends of March, which means March ratings will be used.

cadd1ct
05-02-2010, 07:04 PM
At this stage we are thinking about running the tournament during the first two weekends of March, which means March ratings will be used.

Well ok.... Vlad btw congratulations on your IM norm! :)

Vlad
05-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Well ok.... Vlad btw congratulations on your IM norm! :)

Thanks. Too early to congratulate, I have not got the title yet.:)

Nicholas D-C
06-02-2010, 10:50 AM
So we would have two games a day, and one on the last day? Or one on the Friday evening? Is the field finalised?

Vlad
06-02-2010, 01:26 PM
There will be 9 rounds, one game will be played during the week. It can be either played on Tuesday in North Sydney, or Wednesday in Ryde-Eastwood or Thursday in Paramatta. In a way we can even make a draw to divide players in pairs that prefer different venues.

The field is not finalized. Blair will not be playing and there are 3-4 other potential entrants.

peteryang
06-02-2010, 02:33 PM
hello, ill have to pull out because of my heavy HSC workload.

I dont think kevin could play as well.

cadd1ct
06-02-2010, 04:18 PM
Thanks. Too early to congratulate, I have not got the title yet.:)

I havent got any norms yet :confused: So who's playing and whos not?

The Bennett
06-02-2010, 04:56 PM
Hi Vlad,

I am interested in playing but I will need to know what the date and times are for the rounds.

Cheers,

MB

Nicholas D-C
06-02-2010, 06:13 PM
I havent got any norms yet :confused: Really?:eek:

cadd1ct
06-02-2010, 08:28 PM
Really?:eek:

^_^" Ha yea... I'm actually a GM in disguise .... ssshhhhh Nick!

Nicholas D-C
06-02-2010, 10:35 PM
^_^" Ha yea... I'm actually a GM in disguise .... ssshhhhh Nick! Oh, so you're the guy writing the blog.:D

Vlad
08-02-2010, 12:01 AM
Hi Matthew,

We are thinking about organizing two tournaments. One is a 10-player round robin and one is possibly a swiss (or another round robin depending on how many juniors will be interested).

Which tournament you can enter depends on who will actually be playing. At the moment we have 8 players (and Kevin is probably just "maybe") and we are waiting for responces from some other 1700+ juniors.

The actual times will probably be similar to the Australian Junior Masters times: 10 am and 3 pm. The dates are 6,7,13 and 14 of March. The game in between could be played on either of the dates 8-12 of March.

Vladimir



Hi Vlad,

I am interested in playing but I will need to know what the date and times are for the rounds.

Cheers,

MB

Vlad
08-02-2010, 12:05 AM
The list of the "heavyweights" at the moment is

John Papantoniou 1777, 1900 (FIDE)
Peng Yu Cheng 1721, 1890 (FIDE)
Benjamin Encel 1719, 1879 (FIDE)
Anton Smirnov 1713, 1842 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Kevin Tan 1697, 1881 (FIDE) (maybe)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1622, 1877 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Jerry Xu 1533, 1773 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Dawen Shi 1525

Tan the Bdx Man
20-02-2010, 11:10 AM
Hey Guys,

Unforetunately I won't be able to attend cause the dates are like right in the middle of my assessment block :(

However Ben is good to go he'd post here himself but he's unable to get an account cause his emails blocked apparently XD

All the Best, good luck with the tournament

Nicholas D-C
20-02-2010, 12:14 PM
So we need two more...Andrew Pan and Oscar Wang maybe?

Vlad
20-02-2010, 03:45 PM
John Papantoniou 1777, 1900 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Peng Yu Cheng 1721, 1890 (FIDE)
Benjamin Encel 1719, 1879 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Anton Smirnov 1713, 1842 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1622, 1877 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Jerry Xu 1533, 1773 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Dawen Shi 1525

At the moment we have 5 confirmed and 2 highly likely entries. Does anybody have contact details of Dawen Shi? He posted here but I have not seen him for a while.

I think it is clear that we will have only one tournament because we do not seem to have much interest from 1300+ players. Sorry Matthew. In any case the ACT championship is on early March so I presume you are not as much interested in this tournament anyway.

We have contacted Oscar Wang, Sean Gu, Andrew Pan and Joshua Lau. Only Andrew is very weak "maybe", everybody else is not able to make it. So at this stage we have 2 possible solutions. 1) Find another 1500+ junior (should not be that hard) and make it 8 player round tobin. That will solve the issue of having a game in the middle of the week. 2) Find 3 a bit older juniors like Jason Hu and Arthur.

The venue for this event has been booked, it is the same venue that we used for the Australian Junior Masters, which is in Rockdale. We do not really expect any sponsorship this time, which means the tournament will mostly be self funded, with the entry fees around $50, with little or no prizes. But as many of you said - you are not playing because of money -that is the spirit of the future champions.

The Bennett
20-02-2010, 08:43 PM
yeah timing was inconvinient anyways. GL to all who are playin.

MB

cadd1ct
20-02-2010, 09:05 PM
John Papantoniou 1777, 1900 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Peng Yu Cheng 1721, 1890 (FIDE)
Benjamin Encel 1719, 1879 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Anton Smirnov 1713, 1842 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1622, 1877 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Jerry Xu 1533, 1773 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Dawen Shi 1525

At the moment we have 5 confirmed and 2 highly likely entries. Does anybody have contact details of Dawen Shi? He posted here but I have not seen him for a while.

I think it is clear that we will have only one tournament because we do not seem to have much interest from 1300+ players. Sorry Matthew. In any case the ACT championship is on early March so I presume you are not as much interested in this tournament anyway.

We have contacted Oscar Wang, Sean Gu, Andrew Pan and Joshua Lau. Only Andrew is very weak "maybe", everybody else is not able to make it. So at this stage we have 2 possible solutions. 1) Find another 1500+ junior (should not be that hard) and make it 8 player round tobin. That will solve the issue of having a game in the middle of the week. 2) Find 3 a bit older juniors like Jason Hu and Arthur.

The venue for this event has been booked, it is the same venue that we used for the Australian Junior Masters, which is in Rockdale. We do not really expect any sponsorship this time, which means the tournament will mostly be self funded, with the entry fees around $50, with little or no prizes. But as many of you said - you are not playing because of money -that is the spirit of the future champions.

What's wrong with a 7 player round robin?

Vlad
20-02-2010, 09:11 PM
Yes, that could be an option if we do not find anybody. Everybody gets one round free.

Nicholas D-C
22-02-2010, 09:29 PM
Any updates?

Vlad
24-02-2010, 09:39 PM
John Papantoniou 1777, 1900 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Benjamin Encel 1719, 1879 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Anton Smirnov 1713, 1842 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1622, 1877 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Jerry Xu 1533, 1773 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Dawen Shi 1525

Ok, at the moment we have 5 confirmed entries and Dawen Shi (we are still working on his contact details). The "older boys" did not seem to be that much interested and Peng unfortunately dropped out. So the only two options we have are either to find two more players or run it as a double-round robin. I personally much rather prefer 7 rounds with 8 players. So we will try our best to find 2 more players.

If anybody thinks he/she is strong enough to play in this field please come forward ASAP.

cadd1ct
25-02-2010, 07:04 PM
as a double-round robin. I personally much rather prefer 7 rounds with 8 players. So we will try our best to find 2 more players.

If anybody thinks he/she is strong enough to play in this field please come forward ASAP.

Do NOT run it as a double round robin, I dislike playing double round robins, cos last time I played, I scored 1 win...... 1 draw............. and 8 losses................ - yes akward silence for a few seconds- ^_^ how about just the 6 of us play a round robin? No double round robins please :D

Thank you Vlad

Nicholas D-C
26-02-2010, 07:18 AM
Jerry, you've got to get over it (everyone has a shocker now and again). If it was a six-player round robin, there'd be no bye (as in 7-player), and it could just be one weekend, so that'd make it easier I guess.

cadd1ct
26-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Jerry, you've got to get over it (everyone has a shocker now and again). If it was a six-player round robin, there'd be no bye (as in 7-player), and it could just be one weekend, so that'd make it easier I guess.

Yea i'm over it... its just a double round robin would be 10 rounds... thus making the tournament last a bit longer... and I'm a little busy with school work so yea... :)

Nicholas D-C
27-02-2010, 05:54 PM
Maybe we should postpone the event for a few weeks. I mean, we haven't got a full field yet with a week to go, so it might be easier just to reschedule.

cadd1ct
27-02-2010, 07:15 PM
Maybe we should postpone the event for a few weeks. I mean, we haven't got a full field yet with a week to go, so it might be easier just to reschedule.

I'm not sure if thats a good idea, I mean, 20th is Dubbo and then shortly after is Doeberl Cup and SIO.... :(

dawen.shi
28-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Erm, Sorry. School started and so Chess was pushed to the back of my mind.

But yes, I'm still interested and I should be able to play, depending on when it actually is - although preferably after March 15 since thats my second HSC assessment :). - Well after reading the post with the times. I don't really mind about dates. Especially if its only 1 day/weekend.

Nicholas D-C
28-02-2010, 10:57 AM
If we get a full field, it's going to be more than two days most likely.

dawen.shi
28-02-2010, 01:00 PM
Considering the limited people available, and seeing as the tournament is in like... less than a week? I doubt we'll have a full field.

Nicholas D-C
28-02-2010, 06:35 PM
I think we shouldn't go ahead without a full-field, and hold off until it suits more people.

cadd1ct
28-02-2010, 07:45 PM
I think we shouldn't go ahead without a full-field, and hold off until it suits more people.

Yea maybe hold it off... ^_^

Vlad
28-02-2010, 08:37 PM
Ok, I have just talked to Charles and we think the best option is to play a round-robin with 6 players that will only occupy next weekend. So 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday plus one game during a week.

All 6 of you need to be divided in pairs to decide where and when the week game is played. Given that Nicholas lives very far from the city I would suggest he plays with Anton in the Parramatta chess club on one of Thursdays. The other two pairs can play in North, St George, or possibly some other club.


Re: Playing different time - I do not think anything change in 2 weeks time or in 2 months time. We have 6 strong juniors who want to play in a tournament, so let's do it. Remember, in 6 months we will have AYM.

Nicholas D-C
28-02-2010, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the clarification Vlad. Thursdays aren't ideal for me, because I have school and music commitments, but I could possibly play on the eleventh if this is the best solution. However, because I should have a lift home on sunday, (instead of the train) I may be able to play Anton on Sunday evening after the fourth round. Would this be okay? By the way, will the draw be posted here?

Vlad
01-03-2010, 03:06 PM
John Papantoniou 1870, 1991 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Benjamin Encel 1808, 1884 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Anton Smirnov 1783, 1868 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Dawen Shi 1726, 2009 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1662, 1896 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Jerry Xu 1539, 1773 (FIDE) (confirmed)

cadd1ct
01-03-2010, 04:12 PM
John Papantoniou 1870, 1991 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Benjamin Encel 1808, 1884 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Anton Smirnov 1783, 1868 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Dawen Shi 1726, 2009 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1662, 1896 (FIDE) (confirmed)
Jerry Xu 1539, 1773 (FIDE) (confirmed)

Wow how did Dawen get 300 rating points? Oh and guess what..... I'm bottom seed... by 100 points! hehe

Just for convenience Vlad, the round times and dates up again please... just one more time... :)

dawen.shi
02-03-2010, 06:50 AM
Well, a rather successful Aus Champs helped :D.
I am however more interested in how I got a 2000+ fide. At least this means I can play in Doeberl premier.

Also, where is the location of the tournament?
I also think that my game in the week should be played against Ben, due to both of us living relatively close to each other, but how would a game such as this work?

Nicholas D-C
02-03-2010, 09:15 PM
You don't really want to go in the Premier do you Dawen?

dawen.shi
03-03-2010, 12:51 PM
Yes I do, it'll be fun.

Vlad
03-03-2010, 11:01 PM
Venue: St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Parker Street, Rockdale (Sydney).

Entry fee: $50 per person; payable on the day.

Schedule:
Round 1 Saturday 6th 10:00 am
Round 2 3:00 pm
Round 3 Wednesday 7th 10:00 am
Round 4 2:00 pm
Round 5 6:00 pm (some other arrangments can be made)

The following juniors will be playing:

John Papantoniou 1870, 1991
Benjamin Encel 1808, 1884 (FIDE)
Anton Smirnov 1783, 1868 (FIDE)
Dawen Shi 1726, 2009 (FIDE)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1662, 1896 (FIDE)
Jerry Xu 1539, 1773 (FIDE)

Vlad
03-03-2010, 11:08 PM
Thanks for the clarification Vlad. Thursdays aren't ideal for me, because I have school and music commitments, but I could possibly play on the eleventh if this is the best solution. However, because I should have a lift home on sunday, (instead of the train) I may be able to play Anton on Sunday evening after the fourth round. Would this be okay? By the way, will the draw be posted here?

If you would like to play on Sunday, that is certainly possible. We just need to see if somebody else does not mind to have 3 games on Sunday. Anton would prefer to have a game during a week.

The draw depends on what the preferences of 6 players regarding the 5-th round are. If the preferences of all 6 players are known and could be easily accomodated then the draw can be posted. Otherwise the draw will be done on the Saturday Morning.

Vlad
03-03-2010, 11:11 PM
Just for convenience Vlad, the round times and dates up again please... just one more time... :)

Sorry guys was a bit busy at work. Please see above. If you have any questions please ask them ASAP.:)

Vlad
03-03-2010, 11:16 PM
Also, where is the location of the tournament?
I also think that my game in the week should be played against Ben, due to both of us living relatively close to each other, but how would a game such as this work?

Do you need instructions of how to get to St. Joseph’s Church Hall?

I guess the easiest solution is to play 3 games on Sunday. Given that it is official FIDE rated event it is preferable that you play somewhere in a public place, not at home.:)

dawen.shi
04-03-2010, 04:59 AM
3 games on Sunday makes sense. I don't really need instructions to get there, just the exact location since Rockdale is a pretty big place.

Vlad
05-03-2010, 08:27 AM
It is about 3-5 minutes walk from Rockdale station (in the opposite direction to the Princess hwy). Once you leave the station you see Railway st, you turn right and walk along this street until next roundabout where you turn left. Another 50 meters and you turn left and you are there.

cadd1ct
05-03-2010, 03:44 PM
Hey Vlad, due to last minute announcements of assignments, tests and dates, Im afraid I can't play this weekend. Sorry Vlad! At least this way there is no round 3 on Sunday ;)

Nicholas D-C
05-03-2010, 04:25 PM
Not too keen now to give up the whole weekend for four games. Plus, now we've got a bye, so the whole thing has become pretty messy. I think it's probably just better to reschedule, so as to improve the quality of the tournament by having a larger field.

cadd1ct
05-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Not too keen now to give up the whole weekend for four games. Plus, now we've got a bye, so the whole thing has become pretty messy. I think it's probably just better to reschedule, so as to improve the quality of the tournament by having a larger field.

Just play, it will be high quality chess games :) Worth your time xD

Nicholas D-C
05-03-2010, 05:45 PM
Now that there's a bye, I need clarification on some things. I can't play a midweek game, because I'm really busy with school work and other commitments, but there's no draw, so I don't know what's happening. If I can get my four games finished on Saturday and Sunday, I'll play, but otherwise I'll have to pull out.

dawen.shi
05-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Well, yeah. I'm sort of with Nick D-C on this one. 4 games seems a little small to get a good tournament. And giving up the whole weekend for such a well... small tournament, especially when I do have several things looming on the horizon which I really do need to get done really doesn't seem wise for me. I'm already basically dedicating the whole holidays to Doeberl and SIO, and exams both for HSC and Prelim courses are coming up early next term...

I think that a tournament of only 5 people would be troublesome and really not worth the time, and that we should probably reschedule and try to get more interest/advertising. Instead of relying solely on chesschat and word of mouth.

cadd1ct
05-03-2010, 06:32 PM
and exams both for HSC and Prelim courses are coming up early next term...

You're in year 11? :)

dawen.shi
05-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Year 11 + one accelerated subject.

cadd1ct
05-03-2010, 06:45 PM
Lol You seriously gonna play premier?

Vlad
05-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Ok, guys... Everything is under control. We have 6 players. If worse comes to worst I personally will play.

After talking to Charles, it is better to have 3 games on Saturday.

dawen.shi
05-03-2010, 06:51 PM
Ok, guys... Everything is under control. We have 6 players. If worse comes to worst I personally will play.

After talking to Charles, it is better to have 3 games on Saturday.

Well... ok. I guess we'll see how it goes then.

And yes, I am playing in the Premier... seriously... no joke...

Vlad
05-03-2010, 06:56 PM
What kind of response do you expect?

Yes, you will finish the 5 games over weekend, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

cadd1ct
05-03-2010, 07:10 PM
What kind of response do you expect?

Yes, you will finish the 5 games over weekend, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

Who is my replacement Vlad?

Nicholas D-C
05-03-2010, 07:18 PM
I hadn't seen your post Vlad before I posted. It's just that I needed to know if we would be going ahead as I have to leave home very early in the morning. So, will there be a draw up tonight?

Vlad
05-03-2010, 07:21 PM
Sorry, I do not think there will be a draw tonight. But everybody is at the same position. The draw will be done randomly in the morning.

Vlad
05-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Venue: St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Parker Street, Rockdale (Sydney).

Entry fee: $50 per person; payable on the day.

Schedule:
Round 1 Saturday 6th 10:00 am
Round 2 2:00 pm
Round 3 6:00 pm (some other arrangments can be made)
Round 4 Sunday 7th 10:00 am
Round 5 2:00 pm

The following juniors will be playing:

Jason Hu 2152, 2192 (FIDE)
John Papantoniou 1870, 1991 (FIDE)
Benjamin Encel 1808, 1884 (FIDE)
Anton Smirnov 1783, 1868 (FIDE)
Dawen Shi 1726, 2009 (FIDE)
Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1662, 1896 (FIDE)

dawen.shi
05-03-2010, 08:55 PM
I assume that Wednesday 7th is actually Sunday 7th?
Also, nice work getting Jason Hu to play. Improves the field greatly.

Vlad
05-03-2010, 08:59 PM
I assume that Wednesday 7th is actually Sunday 7th?
Also, nice work getting Jason Hu to play. Improves the field greatly.

Thanks, it is fixed.

Nicholas D-C
05-03-2010, 09:46 PM
I will need to play my third round opponent on Sunday evening, because it will finish too late for travelling by train at night. My dad will be able to give me a lift home on Sunday. I'm hoping you can organise this.

Vlad
05-03-2010, 09:50 PM
I will need to play my third round opponent on Sunday evening, because it will finish too late for travelling by train at night. My dad will be able to give me a lift home on Sunday. I'm hoping you can organise this.

Yes, I think we should be able to organize this.

cadd1ct
06-03-2010, 05:11 PM
Any results Vlad?

Nicholas D-C
06-03-2010, 09:57 PM
The tournament was cancelled. Ben was sick apparently, and John had some sporting commitment and didn't turn up. So, with a field of three juniors, we decided to just play some blitz for a while.

cadd1ct
06-03-2010, 10:44 PM
The tournament was cancelled. Ben was sick apparently, and John had some sporting commitment and didn't turn up. So, with a field of three juniors, we decided to just play some blitz for a while.

so Hu didn't turn up?

Nicholas D-C
07-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Yeah, Jason was there.

Adamski
07-03-2010, 10:54 AM
The cancellation is sad, as Vlad had obviously put a bit of work into this event.