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Kevin Bonham
28-01-2010, 10:07 PM
Just a quick post to advise the following preliminary details as I am getting a few interstate enquiries:

1. The event is on.
2. [EDIT: Venue to be changed, new venue to be notified.]
3. Those of us involved in organising the Tas Champs have been snowed under organising the Aus Junior but now that that is over the Tas Champs is an immediate priority and it will be organised and publicised as fast as possible.
4. Entry form to follow in next week subject to TCA Exec clearance but no major changes from previous years are expected.

Kevin Bonham
31-01-2010, 10:15 AM
Copied from entry form (also available at http://www.chesstasmania.org.au/events/Tas_Champs_2010.html or by email from me at k_bonham@tassie.net.au )

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2010 Tasmanian Championships


Class One Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix event
Hosted by Hobart International Chess Club for the TCA



VENUE: Princes St Primary School, Randall Street, Sandy Bay

FORMAT: 7 round Swiss 90 mins + 15 secs/move

ROUNDS START: Saturday 6th March 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6:45 pm.
Sunday 7th March 9:30 am, 1:45 pm, 6:00 pm
Monday 8th March 9:00 am

ENTRY FEES: $55 waged, $50 conc, $30 U18, $25 U12, $5 discount if received by 24th Feb. Entries on day close 10:00 am (subject to room and equipment). If considering entering on day, please let us know.

PRIZES: 1st c. 40%, 2nd c. 20%, 3rd, U1700, U1400 c. 10% of prize pool, U18 prize $70, U12 prize $50 (subject to at least three entries per division). Prize pool is entry fees less running costs and levies.

ARBITERS: To be appointed.

ENQUIRIES: Kevin Bonham ph. 0421 428 775 email k_bonham@tassie.net.au

NOTES: FIDE Laws 2009 apply –mobile phones making any noise will incur automatic forfeit. Entrants agree to abide by all decisions of the organisers and arbiters. The organisers reserve the right to make any changes required.

TITLES: Titles of Tasmanian Champion, Tasmanian Senior Champion and Tasmanian Womens Champion will be awarded (last two subject to at least two entries). Only players meeting TCA residency rules can win titles.

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ENTRY FORM

Name:
Address:
Phone: Email (optional):
DOB if under 18:
Tick here if you would like your entry acknowledged by email: ____

Please detach this form and post it with payment to Kevin Bonham, 410 Macquarie Street, South Hobart, Tas 7004. Cheques and money orders to be made payable to HOBART INTERNATIONAL CHESS CLUB.

Saragossa
03-02-2010, 02:12 PM
Game on. I'm in anticipation to find out how much time I will have this year. I might get surprised. Anyway I might be able to play. I'm pretty sure I can I just hope nothing interferes.

Kevin Bonham
09-02-2010, 02:56 PM
Unfortunately the advice I was given concerning the confirmation of our booking at our normal venue was incorrect and the venue for this event will be changed.

I will notify here as soon as the new venue is known.

Kevin Bonham
17-02-2010, 06:46 PM
New venue for the Tasmanian Championships is Princes Street Primary School, Randall St, Sandy Bay.

Saragossa
19-02-2010, 09:41 PM
New venue for the Tasmanian Championships is Princes Street Primary School, Randall St, Sandy Bay.

Marcus andI have entered but I can't confirm either of us as of yet, however chances do look pretty good.

Kevin Bonham
23-02-2010, 10:17 PM
Early entry deadline extended til March 1 in view of promotional delays caused by venue change. Early entry before March 1 with pay-on-day is fine so long as payment is received half an hour before start time on the day.

Entries received already:

Neil Markovitz 1952
Kevin Bonham 1896
David Lovejoy 1845 QLD
Nigel Frame 1717
Lawrence Bretag 1609 probable
Marcus Bretag 1575 probable
Mason Carter 1488
Bill Egan 1431 ACT
Graham Richards 1351
Milutin Ivkovic 1336
Adam Carter 1170
Tony Sturges 1164

Nearly two weeks to go so I expect there to be plenty more.

Tony Dowden
26-02-2010, 07:20 PM
I'm definitely hoping to play but will not be able to confirm until Wednesday due to continuing heavy work commitments. Fat chance of doing any real preparation though ...

Kevin: will you accept me saying I'll play (here in this thread) as an official entry?

Kevin Bonham
26-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Kevin: will you accept me saying I'll play (here in this thread) as an official entry?

Fine by me - just let me know when you know for sure.

Kevin Bonham
26-02-2010, 11:33 PM
Looks like all three defending champions will defend the title although one is not certain yet.

Tony Dowden 1971 probable
Neil Markovitz 1952
Alastair Dyer 1903
Kevin Bonham 1896
David Lovejoy 1845 (QLD)
Nigel Frame 1717
Lawrence Bretag 1609 probable
Marcus Bretag 1575 probable
Mason Carter 1488
Bill Egan 1431 (ACT)
Henry Sheerwater 1427 probable
Graham Richards 1351 S
Milutin Ivkovic 1336 S
Adam Carter 1170
Tony Sturges 1164
Leo Minol 1049 S

Players marked S are eligible for the Tasmanian Seniors title.

Desmond
27-02-2010, 07:21 AM
Is the Monday a holiday in Tas?

Kevin Bonham
27-02-2010, 10:54 AM
Is the Monday a holiday in Tas?

Yes. It is commonly known as Labour Day but its formal name in Tasmania is Eight Hours Day.

GoodNite
01-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Hi everyone,

Is there room for me too? This year I have no major commitments, so will be a 98% chance of starting (unless something comes up). Should be able to donate a few rating points. Is that OK?

David

Kevin Bonham
01-03-2010, 11:00 AM
Absolutely!

Looks like a very strong field at the top end - I may not even make it into the top quarter at this rate!

I will post a field update with new ratings tonight or tomorrow as today is the last day for early entry discount.

GoodNite
01-03-2010, 11:05 AM
Thanks Kevin. Yes, it looks life a tough one this year!! David

Kevin Bonham
01-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Current entries and expected entries
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David Small 2053 probable
Tony Dowden 1971 probable
Neil Markovitz 1952
Alastair Dyer 1910
Kevin Bonham 1875
David Lovejoy 1810 (QLD)
Nigel Frame 1719
Lawrence Bretag 1609 probable
Marcus Bretag 1565 probable
Bill Egan 1453 (ACT)
Henry Sheerwater 1427 probable
Mason Carter 1355
Graham Richards 1342 S
Milutin Ivkovic 1336 S
Owen Short 1245
Adam Carter 1204
Janice Martin 1192 S probable
Tony Sturges 1136
Leo Minol 1049 S
Harry Briant 977

Tony Dowden
03-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Hi Kevin,

This is me confirming my entry now (as opposed to on the day), thanks. I'm driving down to Hobart on the Sat morning and will pay my entry fee on on arrival which will not necessarily be before 10.00am. Please PM to confirm this will be acceptable - if not send me a bank BSB & account number and I'll e-deposit the entry fee into that forthwith.

What is the best way to get to the venue by vehicle from the CBD? Maybe: go down Sandy Bay Rd, turn off to the right, er, where?

Cheers, Tony

Kevin Bonham
03-03-2010, 08:58 PM
What is the best way to get to the venue by vehicle from the CBD? Maybe: go down Sandy Bay Rd, turn off to the right, er, where?


Could turn off to the right at Princes St itself. Or go up Davey, turn left onto Antill which becomes Regent and then turn onto Princes St. Randall St is on the left of Princes St up towards King St but it's a tiny street and by the time you get there you can see the school anyway.

Tony Dowden
04-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Could turn off to the right at Princes St itself. Or go up Davey, turn left onto Antill which becomes Regent and then turn onto Princes St. Randall St is on the left of Princes St up towards King St but it's a tiny street and by the time you get there you can see the school anyway.

Thanks KB :) The Antill route sounds easiest.

Still having an internal debate with me and myself as to whether I have time to play :rolleyes:

Kevin Bonham
05-03-2010, 02:18 PM
Current entries and expected entries (22)
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David Small 2053 probable possible
Tony Dowden 1971
Neil Markovitz 1952
Alastair Dyer 1910
Kevin Bonham 1875
David Lovejoy 1810 (QLD)
Nigel Frame 1719
Glen Gibbs 1616 S
Lawrence Bretag 1609
Marcus Bretag 1565
Bill Egan 1453 (ACT)
Henry Sheerwater 1427 probable
Mason Carter 1355
Graham Richards 1342 S probable
Milutin Ivkovic 1336 S
Owen Short 1245
Adam Carter 1204
Janice Martin 1192 S probable
Tony Sturges 1136
Leo Minol 1049 S
Harry Briant 977
Oscar Brown 817

GoodNite
05-03-2010, 05:19 PM
Hi everyone, My daughter may have passed on her filthy cold to me. Running a slight fever at the moment with a dry throat - came on about 2 hours ago. So if you see me tomorrow it will be because it was a false alarm and I am healthy. But thought I should tell you all just in case I am feeling lousy tomorrow morning.

David

Tony Dowden
05-03-2010, 08:19 PM
Hi everyone, My daughter may have passed on her filthy cold to me. Running a slight fever at the moment with a dry throat - came on about 2 hours ago. So if you see me tomorrow it will be because it was a false alarm and I am healthy. But thought I should tell you all just in case I am feeling lousy tomorrow morning.

David

If you are only mildly crook we could all wear face masks like Ivanchuk did not so long ago :lol:

(But hope you get well soon)

Tony Dowden
05-03-2010, 08:32 PM
:hmm: A couple of observations:

1. A pity the event isn't FIDE-rated because with the lone exception of Kevin Bonham the top eight seeds (based on ACF Glicko ratings) all have FIDE ratings.

2. Little support from North or North-West Tasmania - at this stage no one at all from the north coast.

Kevin Bonham
05-03-2010, 08:52 PM
1. A pity the event isn't FIDE-rated because with the lone exception of Kevin Bonham the top eight seeds (based on ACF Glicko ratings) all have FIDE ratings.

I had not noticed before that Glen Gibbs has a FIDE rating - there are now quite a few Tasmanians with them (at least six in all, all of whom could be playing this weekend).

Unfortunately it's not possible to decide ad hoc to FIDE rate a tournament and it's hard to know in advance how many FIDE-rated players will play. But this is something we should look at since if we can get committed entries from several FIDE rated players for a specific event well in advance then we may be able to help some of the players who nearly got blocks from the Aus Junior to get over the line.

GoodNite
06-03-2010, 06:00 AM
I'll be bringing my FIDE rating and no face mask. The plan is that you will all have to stand about 5 meters from me so as not to catch my cold. That should save about 3 sec per move on the clock.

No seriously, don't seem to be sick. I'll be there.

Tom Krasnicki
06-03-2010, 04:08 PM
Results Round 1

Henry Sheerwater - David Small 0-1
Tony Dowden - Mason Carter 1-0
Graham Richards - Neil Markovitz 0-1
Alastair Dyer - Milutin Ivkovic 1-0
Owen Short - Kevin Bonham 0-1
David Lovejoy - Adam Carter 1-0
Tony Sturges - Nigel Frame 0-1
Glen Gibbs - Leo Minol 1-0
Harry Briant - Lawrence Bretag 0-1
Marcus Bretag - Oscar Brown 1-0
Shuqi Yu - Bill Egan 0-1

Adamski
06-03-2010, 04:11 PM
Not an upset among them. Too big a rating difference I guess...

Tom Krasnicki
06-03-2010, 07:56 PM
Results Round 2

David Small - David Lovejoy 1/2-1/2
Nigel Frame - Tony Dowden 1/2-1/2
Neil Markovitz - Glen Gibbs 1-0
Lawrence Bretag - Alastair Dyer 0-1
Kevin Bonham - Marcus Bretag 1-0
Bill Egan - Henry Sheerwater 0-1
Mason Carter - Tony Sturges 1-0
Leo Minol - Graham Richards 0-1
Milutin Ivkovic - Harry Briant 1-0
Oscar Brown - Owen Short 0-1
Adam Carter - Shuqi Yu 1-0

Tom Krasnicki
06-03-2010, 08:01 PM
Progressive Results Round 3

Alastair Dyer - Neil Markovitz
Tony Dowden - Kevin Bonham 1-0
David Lovejoy - Nigel Frame 0-1
Glen Gibbs - David Small
Graham Richards - Lawrence Bretag 0-1
Marcus Bretag - Mason Carter 1-0
Owen Short - Bill Egan
Henry Sheerwater - Milutin Ivkovic 0-1
Tony Sturges - Adam Carter 0-1
Shuqi Yu - Leo Minol 0-1
Harry Briant - Oscar Brown 1/2-1/2

Garvinator
06-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Anyone for acceleration ;)

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Not an upset among them. Too big a rating difference I guess...

It's not that unusual to get at least a draw or two across those sorts of ratings differences here.


No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4

1 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1910 3 9:W 6:W 5:W 3:
2 Dowden, Tony TAS 1971 2.5 16:W 3:D 4:W 7:
3 Frame, Nigel TAS 1719 2.5 22:W 2:D 12:W 1:
4 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1875 2 18:W 8:W 2:L 10:
5 Markovitz, Neil TAS 1952 2 17:W 13:W 1:L 8:
6 Bretag, Lawrence TAS 1609 2 20:W 1:L 17:W 11:
7 Small, David H TAS 2053 2 14:W 12:D 13:D 2:
8 Bretag, Marcus TAS 1565 2 21:W 4:L 16:W 5:
9 Ivkovic, Milutin TAS 1336 2 1:L 20:W 14:W 12:
10 Egan, Bill ACT 1453 2 15:W 14:L 18:W 4:
11 Carter, Adam TAS 1202 2 12:L 15:W 22:W 6:
12 Lovejoy, David QLD 1810 1.5 11:W 7:D 3:L 9:
13 Gibbs, Glen B TAS 1616 1.5 19:W 5:L 7:D 16:
14 Sheerwater, Henry TAS 1427 1 7:L 10:W 9:L 19:
15 Yu, Shuqi TAS 1 10:L 11:L 19:L 0:W
16 Carter, Mason TAS 1355 1 2:L 22:W 8:L 13:
17 Richards, Graham TAS 1342 1 5:L 19:W 6:L 18:
18 Short, Owen TAS 1245 1 4:L 21:W 10:L 17:
19 Minol, Leo TAS 1049 1 13:L 17:L 15:W 14:
20 Briant, Harrison TAS 977 .5 6:L 9:L 21:D 0:L
21 Brown, Oscar TAS 817 .5 8:L 18:L 20:D 22:
22 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1136 0 3:L 16:L 11:L 21:


No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Frame, Nigel [2.5] : Dyer, Alastair [3]
2 Small, David H [2] : Dowden, Tony [2.5]
3 Markovitz, Neil [2] : Bretag, Marcus [2]
4 Bonham, Kevin [2] : Egan, Bill [2]
5 Bretag, Lawrence [2] : Carter, Adam [2]
6 Ivkovic, Milutin [2] : Lovejoy, David [1.5]
7 Carter, Mason [1] : Gibbs, Glen B [1.5]
8 Minol, Leo [1] : Sheerwater, Henry [1]
9 Short, Owen [1] : Richards, Graham [1]
10 Brown, Oscar [.5] : Sturges, Tony (Thelston) [0]
11 Yu, Shuqi [0] 1:0 BYE
12 Briant, Harrison [.5] 0:0 BYE

Tom Krasnicki
07-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Results Round 4

Nigel Frame - Alastair Dyer 1/2-1/2
David Small - Tony Dowden 1/2-1/2
Neil Markovitz - Marcus Bretag 0-1
Kevin Bonham - Bill Egan 1/2-1/2
Lawrence Bretag - Adam Carter 1-0
Milutin Ivkovic - David Lovejoy 0-1
Mason Carter - Glen Gibbs 0-1
Leo Minol - Henry Sheerwater 1-0
Owen Short - Graham Richards 1-0
Oscar Brown - Tony Sturges 1/2-1/2
Shuqi Yu - BYE 1-0
Harry Briant BYE 1/2-1/2

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2010, 08:19 PM
No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1910 5 18:W 9:W 7:W 2:D 6:W 3:D 4:
2 Frame, Nigel TAS 1719 4.5 16:W 3:D 4:W 1:D 10:W 5:D 7:
3 Dowden, Tony TAS 1971 4.5 19:W 2:D 8:W 5:D 9:W 1:D 6:
4 Lovejoy, David QLD 1810 4.5 13:W 5:D 2:L 18:W 8:W 9:W 1:
5 Small, David H TAS 2053 4 22:W 4:D 10:D 3:D 15:W 2:D 8:
6 Bretag, Marcus TAS 1565 4 17:W 8:L 19:W 7:W 1:L 13:W 3:
7 Markovitz, Neil TAS 1952 3.5 14:W 10:W 1:L 6:L 11:D 15:W 2:
8 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1875 3 11:W 6:W 3:L 15:D 4:L 10:D 5:
9 Bretag, Lawrence TAS 1609 3 21:W 1:L 14:W 13:W 3:L 4:L 11:
10 Gibbs, Glen B TAS 1616 3 12:W 7:L 5:D 19:W 2:L 8:D 14:
11 Short, Owen TAS 1245 3 8:L 17:W 15:L 14:W 7:D 12:D 9:
12 Minol, Leo TAS 1049 3 10:L 14:L 20:W 22:+ 17:D 11:D 13:
13 Carter, Adam TAS 1202 3 4:L 20:W 16:W 9:L 18:W 6:L 12:
14 Richards, Graham TAS 1342 3 7:L 12:W 9:L 11:L 20:W 18:W 10:
15 Egan, Bill ACT 1453 2.5 20:W 22:L 11:W 8:D 5:L 7:L 16:
16 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1136 2.5 2:L 19:L 13:L 17:D 0:W 21:W 15:
17 Brown, Oscar TAS 817 2.5 6:L 11:L 21:D 16:D 12:D 20:L 0:W
18 Ivkovic, Milutin TAS 1336 2 1:L 21:W 22:W 4:L 13:L 14:L 19:
19 Carter, Mason TAS 1355 2 3:L 16:W 6:L 10:L 21:L 0:W 18:
20 Yu, Shuqi TAS 2 15:L 13:L 12:L 0:W 14:L 17:W 21:
21 Briant, Harrison TAS 977 1.5 9:L 18:L 17:D 0:L 19:W 16:L 20:
22 Sheerwater, Henry TAS 1427 1 5:L 15:W 18:L 12:- 0: 0: 0:


We don't know what the story is with Henry, he just didn't show up today at all and has not contacted us. A nuisance because with a player absent that round it meant two players ended up getting free points.


No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Dyer, Alastair [5] : Lovejoy, David [4.5]
2 Bretag, Marcus [4] : Dowden, Tony [4.5]
3 Markovitz, Neil [3.5] : Frame, Nigel [4.5]
4 Small, David H [4] : Bonham, Kevin [3]
5 Gibbs, Glen B [3] : Richards, Graham [3]
6 Short, Owen [3] : Bretag, Lawrence [3]
7 Carter, Adam [3] : Minol, Leo [3]
8 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) [2.5] : Egan, Bill [2.5]
9 Ivkovic, Milutin [2] : Carter, Mason [2]
10 Briant, Harrison [1.5] : Yu, Shuqi [2]
11 Brown, Oscar [1.5] 1:0 BYE

Five players are in some sort of contention for the title of Tasmanian Champion going into the final round. Alastair Dyer has a half-point lead and is playing David Lovejoy who is not eligible for the title. A win for Alastair means a guaranteed outright first, while a draw means Tony Dowden and Nigel Frame can tie with Alastair if they win. If Alastair loses then Marcus Bretag and David Small can get into tie for first by winning provided Dowden and Frame do not win. So it's fairly complicated.

Gibbs and Richards (who play each other) and Leo Minol (who plays Adam Carter) are in contention for the Tasmanian Seniors title.

I'm having yet another shocker and depending on the result of my game tomorrow will record my worst net score in a Tassie weekender for six, ten or eighteen years. Go me!

Adamski
08-03-2010, 12:20 PM
Looks like an exciting last round in prospect. Go TD and KB! (KB needs the encouragement!)

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2010, 01:27 PM
No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1910 5.5 20:W 8:W 7:W 4:D 3:W 5:D 2:D
2 Lovejoy, David QLD 1810 5 11:W 6:D 4:L 20:W 10:W 8:W 1:D
3 Bretag, Marcus TAS 1565 5 18:W 10:L 16:W 7:W 1:L 11:W 5:W
4 Frame, Nigel TAS 1719 4.5 17:W 5:D 2:W 1:D 9:W 6:D 7:L
5 Dowden, Tony TAS 1971 4.5 16:W 4:D 10:W 6:D 8:W 1:D 3:L
6 Small, David H TAS 2053 4.5 22:W 2:D 9:D 5:D 13:W 4:D 10:D
7 Markovitz, Neil TAS 1952 4.5 15:W 9:W 1:L 3:L 14:D 13:W 4:W
8 Bretag, Lawrence TAS 1609 4 19:W 1:L 15:W 11:W 5:L 2:L 14:W
9 Gibbs, Glen B TAS 1616 4 12:W 7:L 6:D 16:W 4:L 10:D 15:W
10 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1875 3.5 14:W 3:W 5:L 13:D 2:L 9:D 6:D
11 Carter, Adam TAS 1202 3.5 2:L 21:W 17:W 8:L 20:W 3:L 12:D
12 Minol, Leo TAS 1049 3.5 9:L 15:L 21:W 22:+ 18:D 14:D 11:D
13 Egan, Bill ACT 1453 3 21:W 22:L 14:W 10:D 6:L 7:L 17:D
14 Short, Owen TAS 1245 3 10:L 18:W 13:L 15:W 7:D 12:D 8:L
15 Richards, Graham TAS 1342 3 7:L 12:W 8:L 14:L 21:W 20:W 9:L
16 Carter, Mason TAS 1355 3 5:L 17:W 3:L 9:L 19:L 0:W 20:W
17 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1136 3 4:L 16:L 11:L 18:D 0:W 19:W 13:D
18 Brown, Oscar TAS 817 2.5 3:L 14:L 19:D 17:D 12:D 21:L 0:W
19 Briant, Harrison TAS 977 2.5 8:L 20:L 18:D 0:L 16:W 17:L 21:W
20 Ivkovic, Milutin TAS 1336 2 1:L 19:W 22:W 2:L 11:L 15:L 16:L
21 Yu, Shuqi TAS 2 13:L 11:L 12:L 0:W 15:L 18:W 19:L
22 Sheerwater, Henry TAS 1427 1 6:L 13:W 20:L 12:- 0: 0: 0:

Tas Champion: Alastair Dyer
Tas Senior Champion: Glen Gibbs
U18 prizes: 1st Lawrence Bretag, 2nd Owen Short
U12 prize: Mason Carter
U1700 ratings prize: Glen Gibbs
U1400 ratings prize: Adam Carter (countback over Leo Minol).

I have copies of almost all the scoresheets and in coming months will produce a PGN file of as many of them as are legible and send it to Ozbase and make it available here.

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2010, 01:46 PM
Phil Donnelly has posted a massive rant about this event in the other place trying to assert a supposed error in my calculations above concerning the Tasmanian Champion possibilities.

My comment in context was:


Five players are in some sort of contention for the title of Tasmanian Champion going into the final round. Alastair Dyer has a half-point lead and is playing David Lovejoy who is not eligible for the title. A win for Alastair means a guaranteed outright first, while a draw means Tony Dowden and Nigel Frame can tie with Alastair if they win. If Alastair loses then Marcus Bretag and David Small can get into tie for first by winning provided Dowden and Frame do not win. So it's fairly complicated.

Phil was asserting Marcus Bretag could not get to first because with Marcus on 4, Dyer on 5 and Lovejoy on 4.5, someone would have to finish on at least 5.5.

But Phil is wrong as he pretty much always is.

I was referring to first place for the title not the tournament in the above paragraph, which Phil failed to quote in full.

And Phil has forgotten that if Lovejoy had defeated Dyer then 5 points could have been enough to win the Tasmanian Champion title since Lovejoy who would then have finished on 5.5 would be ineligible.

So far from me "staggering from one blooper to another" (aside from bad chess he does not mention any other supposed bloopers on my part) the blooper in this case is Phil's.

Again!

And he has compounded it by failing to quote me in context so that people can see that he is wrong, and by launching a whole heap of personal abuse off the basis of his unsound assumption that my comments were in error. He then really smears egg all over his face by apologising for gloating when in fact the error he is gloating over does not exist.

And the ultimate in pseudo-irony:


Yes it certainly does seem to be "complicated", at least too much so for poor old Kevin to work out!

No Phil, it was clearly too complicated for you to understand the difference between the title and the tournament, whereas I knew exactly what I was talking about.

Clearly Phil was so driven by malice that he didn't bother to check his premises before rushing into print with spurious claims.

Desmond
08-03-2010, 01:55 PM
Phil reminds me of Mr MacGoo.

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2010, 02:36 PM
I'll take further PhilD stuff from this to the Toolbox-Detox thread from here onwards (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=272772#post272772), except to note that his claim that those =2nd did not seem to get a prize is more nonsense. Of course they did - I thought this was so obvious that it did not need to be spelled out even to Phil Donnelly but I apologise for overestimating the guy's intelligence and comprehension skills.

Bill Gletsos
08-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Phil reminds me of Mr MacGoo.Yes and Magoo has done it again, this time claiming that Kevin drew with Lovejoy to finish on 50%.

Tony Dowden
08-03-2010, 05:45 PM
Tas Champion: Alastair Dyer
Tas Senior Champion: Glen Gibbs
U18 prizes: 1st Lawrence Bretag, 2nd Owen Short
U12 prize: Mason Carter
U1700 ratings prize: Glen Gibbs
U1400 ratings prize: Adam Carter (countback over Leo Minol).

Congratulations to all prize winners. Special congratulations to Alastair Dyer who, unlike many juniors, has fulfilled his rich promise. Throughout the event Alastair demonstrated his class and was rarely in any kind of trouble. (I tried to catch Alastair but had nothing left in the tank in our Round 6 encounter - and in all honesty I could have gone on to lose the ending).

Many thanks to the Hobart organisers who had to front up hard on the heels of the very successful Australian Junior. Mellissa even provided a BBQ both evenings!

On a slightly concerning note it was a pity we had so few Northerners present (and, with the exception of Dyer, no NorthWest players - who in the recent past have been generally well represented). The next event in the Grand Prix calendar on the Tassie circuit is the Tasmanian Open in Burnie - so let's hope we see a more representative turnout.

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2010, 08:40 PM
I haven't looked at all the games yet but the impression I got was that it was a very convincing result for Alastair. He took the lead on the first day and then conserved it maturely from then on.

The strength of the tournament was very pleasing (5 of the top 6 rated in the state) but the numbers were on the modest side. The venue uncertainty didn't help with pre-publicity and yes there are probably many people around a bit chessed out (or adminned out!) after the Aus Juniors.

GoodNite
09-03-2010, 07:02 AM
Congratulations to Alistair. It was a thoroughly deserved win. He played very good chess.

Congratulations also to Glenn as Seniors Champion.

Thanks to Kevin and Melissa and everyone else who helped out. It was a pleasant and surprisingly relaxed tournament (the piped in music at 9 AM and 11:30 AM helped greatly) and I thoroughly enjoyed my return to chess. I am tempted to dust of the cobwebs and remove some of the rust and try again in the near future, time permitting.

Thanks to all.

David

charleschadwick
09-03-2010, 08:43 AM
The king is dead! Long live the king!
Congratulations to Alastair.
Also to all other prize winners.
Alastair and Marcus are heralding in a new era for Tasmanian Chess.
:clap:

Tony Dowden
09-03-2010, 12:51 PM
[QUOTE=charleschadwick]The king is dead! Long live the king![QUOTE]

Assuming I was the last 'king' then I have to say reports of my death are exaggerated :D

charleschadwick
09-03-2010, 01:25 PM
Thats good news Tony!
:lol:

Adamski
09-03-2010, 02:47 PM
Actually, acording to Kevin's Tas Champions thread, Alastair was the"King" last year too. So the King is not dead at all! :clap:

Tony D is very much alive (and currently ex-King but in with a good show of being a "once and future King" - except he has already been the Tas King more than once!).:P

Tony Dowden
10-03-2010, 05:39 PM
Another thing worth commenting on from the Tassie Ch'p, apart from the strong and effective chess demonstrated by Alastair Dyer, was the strong performances of some of the other juniors. The intensive coaching and tough match play during the Aussie Junior appears to have had its pay-off.

Marcus Bretag had a mention earlier but I was generally very impressed with the play of both Marcus and his younger brother Lawrence. They both gave me really tough games - with Marcus eventually managing to crown his efforts by becoming the first Tasmanian player to beat me in tournament play. Marcus possibly has a better developed sense of danger than Lawrence, meaning that Lawrence has more 'off days', but both are developing good positional understanding and impressive powers of calculation.

I wouldn't be surprised if Alastair, Lawrence and Marcus all break the 2000 barrier - assuming they can find some decent opposition that is.