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ElevatorEscapee
02-02-2010, 06:19 PM
Yes, it's on again this year.

Saturday March 6th - Monday March 8th.

Category 3 Grand Prix event.
First prize $1,200.
FIDE rated.

More info from the Ballarat Chess Club website here:
http://www.ballaratchess.com/events/2010/2010Begonia.htm

PDF of the entry form can be found here: Entry form PDF file (http://www.ballaratchess.com/events/entryforms/Begonia%20Entry%20Form%202010%20a.pdf)

Hope to see you there! :D

MichaelBaron
02-02-2010, 06:33 PM
Very nice tournament! I can recall the great times i had playing in it

Carl Gorka
02-02-2010, 08:36 PM
Very nice tournament! I can recall the great times i had playing in it

Yep it was fun playing poker with Bourmistrov, Obst, Stead, Bekker et al until about 4 in the morning in a scout camp while you could smell the fumes of a nearby bushfire.

I think I should play chess there this year:)

Watto
03-02-2010, 01:18 PM
Thanks EE. I didn't play in the last two for some reason but I'm really looking forward to this one. See you in March.

SHump
04-02-2010, 09:44 AM
Last year at Ballarat was my first weekender after a break since 1974 (damn that makes me sound old). So good to get back there again this year. Being a 'newbie' in 2009 (with no rating!), I did not know anything about pairings - so is it true that they use accelerated pairings (for how many rounds, or when/how they pull them off?!?) - not that I really mind either way, just that it is not noted anywhere either, as far as I can make out...

Maybe it is just a rumour, but hey that is what CC is for?!?

Kevin Bonham
04-02-2010, 01:07 PM
Last year at Ballarat was my first weekender after a break since 1974 (damn that makes me sound old). So good to get back there again this year. Being a 'newbie' in 2009 (with no rating!), I did not know anything about pairings - so is it true that they use accelerated pairings (for how many rounds, or when/how they pull them off?!?) - not that I really mind either way, just that it is not noted anywhere either, as far as I can make out...

Maybe it is just a rumour, but hey that is what CC is for?!?

Looking at the 2009 Ballarat draws as posted on the thread it is clear that the (oversimplified) "Swiss Perfect" style of acceleration (add 1 point onto "top half" of field) was used for the first two rounds only, and then removed for round three although there were still five "bottom half" players on 2/2 (although two of those were unrated). The "top half" of the field consisted of 48/91 players (putting slightly more than half in the "top half" is a good thing to do.)

In a true accelerated pairings system, top half players who draw in round 1 are paired against bottom-half winners rather than each other, and the acceleration is not removed until there are no bottom half players left on perfect scores (unless it is close to the end of the tournament).

Garvinator
04-02-2010, 08:22 PM
Looking at the 2009 Ballarat draws as posted on the thread it is clear that the (oversimplified) "Swiss Perfect" style of acceleration (add 1 point onto "top half" of field) was used for the first two rounds only, and then removed for round three although there were still five "bottom half" players on 2/2 (although two of those were unrated). The "top half" of the field consisted of 48/91 players (putting slightly more than half in the "top half" is a good thing to do.)

In a true accelerated pairings system, top half players who draw in round 1 are paired against bottom-half winners rather than each other, and the acceleration is not removed until there are no bottom half players left on perfect scores (unless it is close to the end of the tournament).
Why is swiss perfect not so good at acceleration pairing?

Kevin Bonham
04-02-2010, 10:23 PM
Why is swiss perfect not so good at acceleration pairing?

Might deal with this on a new Arbiters Corner thread since this issue is now coming up again and again with tournaments (chiefly Victorian) that use the American-style fixed-round bonus-point "acceleration" system.

mikesguns
14-02-2010, 10:22 AM
Where abouts in ballarat is the tournament?

Watto
14-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Where abouts in ballarat is the tournament?
Hi. It's very central. It's on Lydiard Street South which is only about 3 minutes from the main street in Ballarat.

From the website:
"Venue
All games and presentations will be held at the Student Amenities Centre (Old Ballarat Gaol Building), School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) Campus of the University of Ballarat (UoB), Lydiard Street South, Ballarat. This is the same venue as used in recent years."

Solo
14-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Where abouts in ballarat is the tournament?
The best venue in Australian chess for the last 30+ years! I'll be there:)

mikesguns
17-02-2010, 06:41 AM
This should be on the FIDE website now so it can be FIDE rated

Davidflude
17-02-2010, 09:40 AM
I cannot give you the full list of Box Hill and Canterbury Junior players who have entered.

It includes

Karl Zelesco, (giant killer at Ranges summer sizzler).

Henning Meldau (perennial visitor from Germany).

The Flavid Dude (will I unleash the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the King's Gambit, or the Albin-Chattard gambit.)

Ballarat has lots of visitors during the Begonia weekend so book your place to say as soon as possible

This tournament is special.

frankablanca
17-02-2010, 12:17 PM
I cannot give you the full list of Box Hill and Canterbury Junior players who have entered.

It includes

Karl Zelesco, (giant killer at Ranges summer sizzler).

Henning Meldau (perennial visitor from Germany).

The Flavid Dude (will I unleash the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the King's Gambit, or the Albin-Chattard gambit.)

Ballarat has lots of visitors during the Begonia weekend so book your place to say as soon as possible

This tournament is special.


Bobby is playing too.

mikesguns
17-02-2010, 12:44 PM
So am I

mikesguns
21-02-2010, 07:53 AM
Do we have a list of updated entries?:D

that Caesar guy
22-02-2010, 06:37 PM
Hey,

I'm having trouble finding a place to stay :wall:. My mum wants me to stay with someone else, and I am having trouble finding that someone :wall:. Help would be appreciated, if you can :)

JM

Sally94
23-02-2010, 03:24 PM
Just checking , we can enter on the day right ?

Carl Gorka
23-02-2010, 09:20 PM
Hey,

I'm having trouble finding a place to stay :wall:. My mum wants me to stay with someone else, and I am having trouble finding that someone :wall:. Help would be appreciated, if you can :)

JM

We got places James.....contact chess world. I'll be there, but I'm not sure if I'm playing yet.

Watto
24-02-2010, 09:25 AM
Just checking , we can enter on the day right ?
It looks like it - on the website it says that entries will be accepted until 12:30pm on the first day of play. I can't see how else that could be interpreted so must be that you can.

http://www.ballaratchess.com/events/2010/2010Begonia.htm

ElevatorEscapee
26-02-2010, 08:00 PM
G'day all...

Yes Sally, entries will be accepted on the day. However, if you want to make sure that you are entered, please contact one of the guys who have listed their phone numbers on the entry form beforehand.

I don't have a list of confirmed entrants, but I will be there, as will another four or five members from my own club. :)

Once again, I look forward to seeing and competing against some old and new faces! ~ :)

ElevatorEscapee
04-03-2010, 07:44 PM
Well, I hope everyone who is going has booked their accommodation!

Just a reminder (especially to those visitors from the northern states) that it can get very cold in Ballarat (even in early autumn), so please remember to bring a jumper, a jacket, a coat, an umbrella ... and possibly even a lightning rod!

Sat: Possible thunderstorm, Min 11º, Max 19º,
Sun: Possible thunderstorm, Min 12º, Max 19º,
Mon: Thunderstorms (note the pluralisation), Min 13º, Max 16º

Source: Bureau of Meteorologo-thingamy

http://www.eldersweather.com.au/local.jsp?lt=twcid&lc=9508&fc=9508

Looking forward to seeing you there! :D

Garvinator
04-03-2010, 07:47 PM
Just a reminder (especially to those visitors from the northern states) that it can get very cold in Ballarat (even in early autumn), so please remember to bring a jumper, a jacket, a coat, an umbrella ... and possibly even a lightning rod!How about the kitchen sink?

ElevatorEscapee
04-03-2010, 08:08 PM
^^ Most of the local hotels in Ballarat are equipped with some form of sink facilities... even the cheaper one I regularly stay at, which has a sort of "shared kitchen" arrangement.

There are also kitchen sink facilities available at the venue... and if you ask the lovely girls at the canteen politely enough, they might let you use them. :D

Bill Gletsos
05-03-2010, 10:27 AM
Who is the arbiter?

Bill Gletsos
05-03-2010, 11:11 AM
Who is the arbiter?I have since discovered that it is Gary Bekker.

lost
05-03-2010, 01:21 PM
I have since discovered that it is Gary Bekker.

The tournament will run smoothly as in the hands of Gary Bekker!

lost

BearDrinkingBeer
06-03-2010, 07:51 AM
How many Grandmasters are we expecting?

mikesguns
06-03-2010, 08:17 AM
Hi. It's very central. It's on Lydiard Street South which is only about 3 minutes from the main street in Ballarat.

From the website:
"Venue
All games and presentations will be held at the Student Amenities Centre (Old Ballarat Gaol Building), School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) Campus of the University of Ballarat (UoB), Lydiard Street South, Ballarat. This is the same venue as used in recent years."
Yeh I know that but thats 4 venues which one do I go to

Ninja
06-03-2010, 09:06 AM
Yeh I know that but thats 4 venues which one do I go to
More correctly, it is the complete address for one venue!
Use the map on the Ballarat chess website and then follow the people going in the door;)

Adamski
06-03-2010, 09:21 AM
Sounds like this should be a strong tournament. Look forward to hearing how it goes!

Bas
06-03-2010, 02:58 PM
The first round of the 44th Ballarat Begonia weekender has started about an hour ago. The organisers are thrilled to bits with 123 players turning up. It most likely comes close to the record for Ballarat.
About one hour before the prelimenaries, we experienced an unusual heavy downpour of rain with hail, and thunder-and-the-works. However, soon after the sun returned while the temperatures are quite mild at the moment. In other words: the perfect weather to play chess…
Soon after the usual speeches and technical information, given by the organisers, Gary Wastell (President of the ACF) and Leonid Sandler (President of Vic Chess), arbiter Gary Bekker produced the accelerated draw for the first round. Only after one false start, otherwise right on time.
There are 15 players with ratings above 2000. In order of seeding they are: S.Solomon, G.West, E.Teichman, B.Cheng, L.Sandler, M.Rujevic, J.Morris, D.Dragicevic, D. Stojic, C.Gorka, C.Wallis, D.Hamilton, J.Dowling, S.Booth, L.Mattheson.

There are plans to post the results, and the games of the top-10 boards after each round asap.

Bas
06-03-2010, 06:34 PM
The only slightly surprising result at the top boards was Bobby Cheng's draw (on brd 4) against Russell Murray. After the game, Mirko Rujevic was trying to demonstrate that Russell had winning chances in the rook ending. The last completed game of the round was Guy West's win against Tony Davis. Also here a difficult rook ending, this time with a slight advantage for Guy.

Detailed results of Round 1, Ballarat Begonia Tournament 2010:


No|Name |Loc |Total| Result |Name |Loc |Total

1|Solomon, Stephen J (1) |2371|[0] | 1:0 |Guo, Emma (31) |1783|[0]
2|Davis, Tony J (32) |1768|[0] | 0:1 |West, Guy (2) |2303|[0]
3|Teichmann, Erik (3) |2283|[0] | 1:0 |Voon, Richard (33) |1758|[0]
4|Murray, Russell (34) |1756|[0] | .5:.5 |Cheng, Bobby (4) |2239|[0]
5|Sandler, Leonid (5) |2219|[0] | 1:0 |Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) |1750|[0]
6|Wolf, Peter (36) |1747|[0] | 0:1 |Rujevic, Mirko (6) |2205|[0]
7|Morris, James (7) |2174|[0] | 1:0 |Schepisi, David (37) |1736|[0]
8|Ng, Isaac (38) |1735|[0] | 0:1 |Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) |2154|[0]
9|Stojic, Dusan (9) |2132|[0] | 1:0 |Power, Paul (39) |1734|[0]
10|Bearup, Paul (40) |1719|[0] | 0:1 |Gorka, Carl (10) |2113|[0]
11|Wallis, Christopher (11) |2113|[0] | 1:0 |McCart, Richard (41) |1719|[0]
12|Ogden, Marcus W (42) |1665|[0] | 0:1 |Hamilton, Douglas G (12) |2107|[0]
13|Dowling, John (13) |2050|[0] | 1:0 |Flude, David A (43) |1628|[0]
14|Chan, Michael (44) |1623|[0] | 0:1 |Booth, Stewart (14) |2022|[0]
15|Matheson, Laurence (15) |2004|[0] | 1:0 |Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) |1622|[0]
16|Meldau, Henning (46) |1592|[0] | 0:1 |Jones, Brian A (16) |1995|[0]
17|Savige, Colin B (17) |1931|[0] | .5:.5 |Brown, Kevin M (47) |1591|[0]
18|Davies, Stephen P (48) |1586|[0] | 0:1 |Stojic, Svetozar (18) |1928|[0]
19|Safarian, Alek (19) |1917|[0] | 1:0 |Oliver, Tamzin L (49) |1578|[0]
20|Perrin, Kevin J (50) |1578|[0] | 0:1 |Yu, Derek (20) |1908|[0]
21|Tan, Justin (21) |1901|[0] | .5:.5 |Wallmueller, Joerg (51) |1577|[0]
22|Mollard, Max J (52) |1574|[0] | 0:1 |Jones, Lee R (22) |1898|[0]
23|Kempen, Leon (23) |1896|[0] | .5:.5 |McCart, Roger (53) |1572|[0]
24|Doblies, Werner (54) |1563|[0] | 1:0 |Saint, Andrew (24) |1896|[0]
25|Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)|1894|[0] | 1:0 |Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55)|1560|[0]
26|Malejewicz, Alexander (56) |1557|[0] | 0:1 |Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) |1891|[0]
27|Juszczynski, Mathew (27) |1881|[0] | 1:0 |Cook, Patrick (57) |1551|[0]
28|Miitel, Peter J (58) |1550|[0] | 0:1 |Barrow, Nigel (28) |1857|[0]
29|Dunn, Michael Gl (29) |1812|[0] | .5:.5 |Lai, Gene (59) |1545|[0]
30|Kaplan, Alex (60) |1543|[0] | 1:0 |Yu, Sally (30) |1798|[0]
31|Staak, Eric (61) |1502|[0] | 1:0 |Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) |1500|[0]
32|Eldridge, James (93) |1306|[0] | 0:1 |Jacobs, Rodney M (63) |1491|[0]
33|Brockman, Roland (64) |1485|[0] | 1:0 |Kiripitige, Punala (94) |1300|[0]
34|Watson, Jean (95) |1295|[0] | 0:1 |Dalton, Joshua (65) |1482|[0]
35|Tan, Kai (66) |1478|[0] | 1:0 |Stojic, Milan (96) |1216|[0]
36|Devarajh, Joshua (97) |1182|[0] | 1:0 |Stimson, David (67) |1470|[0]
37|Cooke, Scott (68) |1462|[0] | 0:1 |Tanner, Michael (98) |1160|[0]
38|Gibson, Kyle (99) |1158|[0] | 1:0 |Bailey, Mitchel (69) |1461|[0]
39|Cook, Geoff L (70) |1461|[0] | 1:0 |Froiland, Gunnar (100) |1155|[0]
40|Mullen, Chris (101) |1069|[0] | 0:1 |Finlay, Colin (71) |1458|[0]
41|Ivanov, Nikola (72) |1456|[0] | 0:1 |Wallmueller, Peter (102) |1050|[0]
42|Segrave, Chris (103) |1039|[0] | 0:1 |Brotheridge, Jamie (73) |1455|[0]
43|Beckman, John (74) |1452|[0] | .5:.5 |Fan, Enoch (104) |1037|[0]
44|Zelesco, Karl (105) |1001|[0] | 1:0 |Eustace, Sophie (75) |1451|[0]
45|Brown, Cyril D (76) |1447|[0] | .5:.5 |Wong, Chong Mun (106) |1000|[0]
46|Lemmel, Oliver (107) |977 |[0] | 0:1 |Hibberd, Nathan (77) |1441|[0]
47|Feduniw, Terry (78) |1440|[0] | 1:0 |Lim, Ethan (108) |974 |[0]
48|Kordes, David (109) |968 |[0] | 0:1 |Loh, Zachary (79) |1425|[0]
49|Cross, Jamie (80) |1408|[0] | 1:0 |Parsons, Sasha (110) |950 |[0]
50|Yung, Cameron (111) |908 |[0] | 0:1 |Hayman, Adam (81) |1408|[0]
51|Wong, Joseph (82) |1397|[0] | .5:.5 |Tardrew, Jackson (112) |900 |[0]
52|Lim, Denise (113) |883 |[0] | 0:1 |Forster, Kevin (83) |1393|[0]
53|Dale, Ari (84) |1388|[0] | 1:0 |Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) | |[0]
54|Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) |464 |[0] | 0:1 |Addamo, Michael (85) |1378|[0]
55|Czuczman, Ken (86) |1377|[0] | 1:0 |Pecori, Rafael (116) |359 |[0]
56|Mills, Terence (117) |315 |[0] | 0:1 |Davis, Geoff (87) |1374|[0]
57|Humphreys, Scott (88) |1365|[0] | 1:0 |Dale, Finley (114) |684 |[0]
58|Han, Eddie (119) | |[0] | 1:0 |Spencer, Anthony G (89) |1331|[0]
59|Oswald, Franz (90) |1323|[0] | 1:0 |Han, Denny (120) | |[0]
60|Logan, Ryan (121) | |[0] | 0:1 |Ng, Joshua (91) |1308|[0]
61|Dalton, Laurie (92) |1307|[0] | 0:1 |Pante, Emmanuel (122) | |[0]
62|Gu, Stephanie (118) |461 |[0] | 1:0 |BYE | |

Adamski
06-03-2010, 06:40 PM
What a terrific turnout for a weekender! :clap: to the organisers.

Bas
06-03-2010, 06:41 PM
The (accelerated) draw for round 2 is as follows:

No|Name |Loc |Total| Result |Name |Loc |Total

1|Matheson, Laurence (15) |2004|[1] | : |Solomon, Stephen J (1) |2371|[1]
2|West, Guy (2) |2303|[1] | : |Safarian, Alek (19) |1917|[1]
3|Jones, Brian A (16) |1995|[1] | : |Teichmann, Erik (3) |2283|[1]
4|Stojic, Svetozar (18) |1928|[1] | : |Sandler, Leonid (5) |2219|[1]
5|Rujevic, Mirko (6) |2205|[1] | : |Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)|1894|[1]
6|Yu, Derek (20) |1908|[1] | : |Morris, James (7) |2174|[1]
7|Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) |2154|[1] | : |Juszczynski, Mathew (27) |1881|[1]
8|Jones, Lee R (22) |1898|[1] | : |Stojic, Dusan (9) |2132|[1]
9|Gorka, Carl (10) |2113|[1] | : |Doblies, Werner (54) |1563|[1]
10|Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) |1891|[1] | : |Wallis, Christopher (11) |2113|[1]
11|Hamilton, Douglas G (12) |2107|[1] | : |Kaplan, Alex (60) |1543|[1]
12|Barrow, Nigel (28) |1857|[1] | : |Dowling, John (13) |2050|[1]
13|Booth, Stewart (14) |2022|[1] | : |Staak, Eric (61) |1502|[1]
14|Cheng, Bobby (4) |2239|[.5] | : |Dunn, Michael Gl (29) |1812|[.5]
15|Wallmueller, Joerg (51) |1577|[.5] | : |Savige, Colin B (17) |1931|[.5]
16|Brown, Kevin M (47) |1591|[.5] | : |Tan, Justin (21) |1901|[.5]
17|Lai, Gene (59) |1545|[.5] | : |Kempen, Leon (23) |1896|[.5]
18|McCart, Roger (53) |1572|[.5] | : |Murray, Russell (34) |1756|[.5]
19|Saint, Andrew (24) |1896|[0] | : |Brockman, Roland (64) |1485|[1]
20|Yu, Sally (30) |1798|[0] | : |Tan, Kai (66) |1478|[1]
21|Guo, Emma (31) |1783|[0] | : |Cook, Geoff L (70) |1461|[1]
22|Dalton, Joshua (65) |1482|[1] | : |Davis, Tony J (32) |1768|[0]
23|Voon, Richard (33) |1758|[0] | : |Feduniw, Terry (78) |1440|[1]
24|Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) |1750|[0] | : |Cross, Jamie (80) |1408|[1]
25|Finlay, Colin (71) |1458|[1] | : |Wolf, Peter (36) |1747|[0]
26|Schepisi, David (37) |1736|[0] | : |Dale, Ari (84) |1388|[1]
27|Brotheridge, Jamie (73) |1455|[1] | : |Ng, Isaac (38) |1735|[0]
28|Power, Paul (39) |1734|[0] | : |Czuczman, Ken (86) |1377|[1]
29|Hibberd, Nathan (77) |1441|[1] | : |Bearup, Paul (40) |1719|[0]
30|McCart, Richard (41) |1719|[0] | : |Humphreys, Scott (88) |1365|[1]
31|Loh, Zachary (79) |1425|[1] | : |Ogden, Marcus W (42) |1665|[0]
32|Flude, David A (43) |1628|[0] | : |Oswald, Franz (90) |1323|[1]
33|Hayman, Adam (81) |1408|[1] | : |Chan, Michael (44) |1623|[0]
34|Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) |1622|[0] | : |Devarajh, Joshua (97) |1182|[1]
35|Forster, Kevin (83) |1393|[1] | : |Meldau, Henning (46) |1592|[0]
36|Addamo, Michael (85) |1378|[1] | : |Davies, Stephen P (48) |1586|[0]
37|Oliver, Tamzin L (49) |1578|[0] | : |Gibson, Kyle (99) |1158|[1]
38|Davis, Geoff (87) |1374|[1] | : |Perrin, Kevin J (50) |1578|[0]
39|Ng, Joshua (91) |1308|[1] | : |Mollard, Max J (52) |1574|[0]
40|Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55)|1560|[0] | : |Zelesco, Karl (105) |1001|[1]
41|Tanner, Michael (98) |1160|[1] | : |Malejewicz, Alexander (56) |1557|[0]
42|Cook, Patrick (57) |1551|[0] | : |Gu, Stephanie (118) |461 |[1]
43|Wallmueller, Peter (102) |1050|[1] | : |Miitel, Peter J (58) |1550|[0]
44|Jacobs, Rodney M (63) |1491|[1] | : |Han, Eddie (119) | |[1]
45|Pante, Emmanuel (122) | |[1] | : |Beckman, John (74) |1452|[.5]
46|Fan, Enoch (104) |1037|[.5] | : |Brown, Cyril D (76) |1447|[.5]
47|Wong, Chong Mun (106) |1000|[.5] | : |Wong, Joseph (82) |1397|[.5]
48|Tardrew, Jackson (112) |900 |[.5] | : |Cooke, Scott (68) |1462|[0]
49|Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) |1500|[0] | : |Segrave, Chris (103) |1039|[0]
50|Stimson, David (67) |1470|[0] | : |Lemmel, Oliver (107) |977 |[0]
51|Bailey, Mitchel (69) |1461|[0] | : |Kordes, David (109) |968 |[0]
52|Lim, Ethan (108) |974 |[0] | : |Ivanov, Nikola (72) |1456|[0]
53|Eustace, Sophie (75) |1451|[0] | : |Yung, Cameron (111) |908 |[0]
54|Spencer, Anthony G (89) |1331|[0] | : |Lim, Denise (113) |883 |[0]
55|Parsons, Sasha (110) |950 |[0] | : |Dalton, Laurie (92) |1307|[0]
56|Dale, Finley (114) |684 |[0] | : |Eldridge, James (93) |1306|[0]
57|Kiripitige, Punala (94) |1300|[0] | : |Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) |464 |[0]
58|Pecori, Rafael (116) |359 |[0] | : |Watson, Jean (95) |1295|[0]
59|Stojic, Milan (96) |1216|[0] | : |Mills, Terence (117) |315 |[0]
60|Froiland, Gunnar (100) |1155|[0] | : |Logan, Ryan (121) | |[0]
61|Han, Denny (120) | |[0] | : |Mullen, Chris (101) |1069|[0]
62|Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) | |[0] | 1:0 |BYE | |

Garvinator
06-03-2010, 07:58 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004[1] : Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371[1]
2 West, Guy (2) 2303[1] : Safarian, Alek (19) 1917[1]
3 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995[1] : Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283[1]
4 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928[1] : Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219[1]
5 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205[1] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)1894[1]
6 Yu, Derek (20) 1908[1] : Morris, James (7) 2174[1]
7 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154[1] : Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881[1]
8 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898[1] : Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132[1]
9 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113[1] : Doblies, Werner (54) 1563[1]
10 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891[1] : Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113[1]
11 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107[1] : Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543[1]
12 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857[1] : Dowling, John (13) 2050[1]
13 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022[1] : Staak, Eric (61) 1502[1]
14 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239[.5] : Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812[.5]
15 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577[.5] : Savige, Colin B (17) 1931[.5]
16 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591[.5] : Tan, Justin (21) 1901[.5]
17 Lai, Gene (59) 1545[.5] : Kempen, Leon (23) 1896[.5]
18 McCart, Roger (53) 1572[.5] : Murray, Russell (34) 1756[.5]
19 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896[0] : Brockman, Roland (64) 1485[1]
20 Yu, Sally (30) 1798[0] : Tan, Kai (66) 1478[1]
21 Guo, Emma (31) 1783[0] : Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461[1]
22 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482[1] : Davis, Tony J (32) 1768[0]
23 Voon, Richard (33) 1758[0] : Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440[1]
24 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750[0] : Cross, Jamie (80) 1408[1]
25 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458[1] : Wolf, Peter (36) 1747[0]
26 Schepisi, David (37) 1736[0] : Dale, Ari (84) 1388[1]
27 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455[1] : Ng, Isaac (38) 1735[0]
28 Power, Paul (39) 1734[0] : Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377[1]
29 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441[1] : Bearup, Paul (40) 1719[0]
30 McCart, Richard (41) 1719[0] : Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365[1]
31 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425[1] : Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665[0]
32 Flude, David A (43) 1628[0] : Oswald, Franz (90) 1323[1]
33 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408[1] : Chan, Michael (44) 1623[0]
34 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622[0] : Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182[1]
35 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393[1] : Meldau, Henning (46) 1592[0]
36 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378[1] : Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586[0]
37 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578[0] : Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158[1]
38 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374[1] : Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578[0]
39 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308[1] : Mollard, Max J (52) 1574[0]
40 Anderson-Smith, William (55) 1560[0] : Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001[1]
41 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160[1] : Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557[0]
42 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551[0] : Gu, Stephanie (118) 461 [1]
43 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050[1] : Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550[0]
44 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491[1] : Han, Eddie (119) [1]
45 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [1] : Beckman, John (74) 1452[.5]
46 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037[.5] : Brown, Cyril D (76) 1447[.5]
47 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000[.5] : Wong, Joseph (82) 1397[.5]
48 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5] : Cooke, Scott (68) 1462[0]
49 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500[0] : Segrave, Chris (103) 1039[0]
50 Stimson, David (67) 1470[0] : Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0]
51 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461[0] : Kordes, David (109) 968 [0]
52 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [0] : Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456[0]
53 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451[0] : Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [0]
54 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331[0] : Lim, Denise (113) 883 [0]
55 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [0] : Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307[0]
56 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [0] : Eldridge, James (93) 1306[0]
57 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300[0] : Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0]
58 Pecori, Rafael (116) 359 [0] : Watson, Jean (95) 1295[0]
59 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216[0] : Mills, Terence (117) 315 [0]
60 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155[0] : Logan, Ryan (121) [0]
61 Han, Denny (120) [0] : Mullen, Chris (101) 1069[0]
62 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [0] 1:0 BYE

ElevatorEscapee
06-03-2010, 09:00 PM
Well, I hope the advice about coats & umbrellas came in handy as it absolutely pelted down about an hour before the start.

It's great to see such a large turnout, the only negative being a little bit of crowding around the lower boards. (I will probably experience this first hand myself tomorrow morning, having lost my game tonight. ;) )

It's great to see so many familiar, friendly faces once again, and the tournament running smoothly and being played in the usual friendly atmosphere.

Thanks Bas for posting the draw. :)

BearDrinkingBeer
06-03-2010, 09:27 PM
Well, I hope the advice about coats & umbrellas came in handy as it absolutely pelted down about an hour before the start.
Yep, the same thing happened in Melbourne.

Garvinator
07-03-2010, 12:38 AM
Yep, the same thing happened in Melbourne.
Races were even called off at Flemington.

VinayL
07-03-2010, 07:30 AM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004[1] : Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371[1]
2 West, Guy (2) 2303[1] : Safarian, Alek (19) 1917[1]
3 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995[1] : Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283[1]
4 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928[1] : Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219[1]
5 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205[1] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)1894[1]
6 Yu, Derek (20) 1908[1] : Morris, James (7) 2174[1]
7 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154[1] : Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881[1]
8 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898[1] : Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132[1]
9 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113[1] : Doblies, Werner (54) 1563[1]
10 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891[1] : Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113[1]
11 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107[1] : Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543[1]
12 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857[1] : Dowling, John (13) 2050[1]
13 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022[1] : Staak, Eric (61) 1502[1]
14 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239[.5] : Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812[.5]
15 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577[.5] : Savige, Colin B (17) 1931[.5]
16 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591[.5] : Tan, Justin (21) 1901[.5]
17 Lai, Gene (59) 1545[.5] : Kempen, Leon (23) 1896[.5]
18 McCart, Roger (53) 1572[.5] : Murray, Russell (34) 1756[.5]
19 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896[0] : Brockman, Roland (64) 1485[1]
20 Yu, Sally (30) 1798[0] : Tan, Kai (66) 1478[1]
21 Guo, Emma (31) 1783[0] : Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461[1]
22 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482[1] : Davis, Tony J (32) 1768[0]
23 Voon, Richard (33) 1758[0] : Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440[1]
24 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750[0] : Cross, Jamie (80) 1408[1]
25 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458[1] : Wolf, Peter (36) 1747[0]
26 Schepisi, David (37) 1736[0] : Dale, Ari (84) 1388[1]
27 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455[1] : Ng, Isaac (38) 1735[0]
28 Power, Paul (39) 1734[0] : Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377[1]
29 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441[1] : Bearup, Paul (40) 1719[0]
30 McCart, Richard (41) 1719[0] : Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365[1]
31 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425[1] : Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665[0]
32 Flude, David A (43) 1628[0] : Oswald, Franz (90) 1323[1]
33 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408[1] : Chan, Michael (44) 1623[0]
34 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622[0] : Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182[1]
35 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393[1] : Meldau, Henning (46) 1592[0]
36 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378[1] : Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586[0]
37 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578[0] : Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158[1]
38 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374[1] : Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578[0]
39 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308[1] : Mollard, Max J (52) 1574[0]
40 Anderson-Smith, William (55) 1560[0] : Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001[1]
41 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160[1] : Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557[0]
42 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551[0] : Gu, Stephanie (118) 461 [1]
43 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050[1] : Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550[0]
44 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491[1] : Han, Eddie (119) [1]
45 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [1] : Beckman, John (74) 1452[.5]
46 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037[.5] : Brown, Cyril D (76) 1447[.5]
47 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000[.5] : Wong, Joseph (82) 1397[.5]
48 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5] : Cooke, Scott (68) 1462[0]
49 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500[0] : Segrave, Chris (103) 1039[0]
50 Stimson, David (67) 1470[0] : Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0]
51 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461[0] : Kordes, David (109) 968 [0]
52 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [0] : Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456[0]
53 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451[0] : Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [0]
54 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331[0] : Lim, Denise (113) 883 [0]
55 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [0] : Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307[0]
56 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [0] : Eldridge, James (93) 1306[0]
57 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300[0] : Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0]
58 Pecori, Rafael (116) 359 [0] : Watson, Jean (95) 1295[0]
59 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216[0] : Mills, Terence (117) 315 [0]
60 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155[0] : Logan, Ryan (121) [0]
61 Han, Denny (120) [0] : Mullen, Chris (101) 1069[0]
62 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [0] 1:0 BYE

Wow that's a really competetive field!
And well done to Karl Zelesco who appears to have caused an upset himself!:clap:

Bas
07-03-2010, 10:40 AM
Something seems to have gone wrong with Gary Bekker's internet connection last night. Hence the delay.....
A few surprises in round two at the top boards: Lee Jones (on board 8) won against the higher rated Dujan Stoic, whilst Guy West (board 2) had to settle for a draw against Alek Safarian. It is an unusual sight for me to now see Guy playing outside the "pit", as early as round 3 (on board 12).

Here are the results of round 2, followed by the pairing of round 3, currently underway.


No|Name |Loc |Total| Result |Name |Loc |Total

1|Matheson, Laurence (15) |2004|[1] | 0:1 |Solomon, Stephen J (1) |2371|[1]
2|West, Guy (2) |2303|[1] | .5:.5 |Safarian, Alek (19) |1917|[1]
3|Jones, Brian A (16) |1995|[1] | 0:1 |Teichmann, Erik (3) |2283|[1]
4|Stojic, Svetozar (18) |1928|[1] | 0:1 |Sandler, Leonid (5) |2219|[1]
5|Rujevic, Mirko (6) |2205|[1] | 1:0 |Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)|1894|[1]
6|Yu, Derek (20) |1908|[1] | 0:1 |Morris, James (7) |2174|[1]
7|Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) |2154|[1] | 1:0 |Juszczynski, Mathew (27) |1881|[1]
8|Jones, Lee R (22) |1898|[1] | 1:0 |Stojic, Dusan (9) |2132|[1]
9|Gorka, Carl (10) |2113|[1] | 1:0 |Doblies, Werner (54) |1563|[1]
10|Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) |1891|[1] | 0:1 |Wallis, Christopher (11) |2113|[1]
11|Hamilton, Douglas G (12) |2107|[1] | 1:0 |Kaplan, Alex (60) |1543|[1]
12|Barrow, Nigel (28) |1857|[1] | 0:1 |Dowling, John (13) |2050|[1]
13|Booth, Stewart (14) |2022|[1] | 1:0 |Staak, Eric (61) |1502|[1]
14|Cheng, Bobby (4) |2239|[.5] | 1:0 |Dunn, Michael Gl (29) |1812|[.5]
15|Wallmueller, Joerg (51) |1577|[.5] | 0:1 |Savige, Colin B (17) |1931|[.5]
16|Brown, Kevin M (47) |1591|[.5] | .5:.5 |Tan, Justin (21) |1901|[.5]
17|Lai, Gene (59) |1545|[.5] | 0:1 |Kempen, Leon (23) |1896|[.5]
18|McCart, Roger (53) |1572|[.5] | .5:.5 |Murray, Russell (34) |1756|[.5]
19|Saint, Andrew (24) |1896|[0] | 1:0 |Brockman, Roland (64) |1485|[1]
20|Yu, Sally (30) |1798|[0] | .5:.5 |Tan, Kai (66) |1478|[1]
21|Guo, Emma (31) |1783|[0] | 1:0 |Cook, Geoff L (70) |1461|[1]
22|Dalton, Joshua (65) |1482|[1] | 1:0 |Davis, Tony J (32) |1768|[0]
23|Voon, Richard (33) |1758|[0] | 1:0 |Feduniw, Terry (78) |1440|[1]
24|Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) |1750|[0] | 1:0 |Cross, Jamie (80) |1408|[1]
25|Finlay, Colin (71) |1458|[1] | 1:0 |Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) | |[0]
26|Schepisi, David (37) |1736|[0] | 0:1 |Dale, Ari (84) |1388|[1]
27|Brotheridge, Jamie (73) |1455|[1] | 0:1 |Ng, Isaac (38) |1735|[0]
28|Power, Paul (39) |1734|[0] | .5:.5 |Czuczman, Ken (86) |1377|[1]
29|Hibberd, Nathan (77) |1441|[1] | 0:1 |Bearup, Paul (40) |1719|[0]
30|McCart, Richard (41) |1719|[0] | 1:0 |Humphreys, Scott (88) |1365|[1]
31|Loh, Zachary (79) |1425|[1] | 0:1 |Ogden, Marcus W (42) |1665|[0]
32|Flude, David A (43) |1628|[0] | 0:1 |Oswald, Franz (90) |1323|[1]
33|Hayman, Adam (81) |1408|[1] | 0:1 |Chan, Michael (44) |1623|[0]
34|Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) |1622|[0] | 1:0 |Devarajh, Joshua (97) |1182|[1]
35|Forster, Kevin (83) |1393|[1] | 1:0 |Meldau, Henning (46) |1592|[0]
36|Addamo, Michael (85) |1378|[1] | 1:0 |Davies, Stephen P (48) |1586|[0]
37|Oliver, Tamzin L (49) |1578|[0] | 1:0 |Gibson, Kyle (99) |1158|[1]
38|Davis, Geoff (87) |1374|[1] | 1:0 |Perrin, Kevin J (50) |1578|[0]
39|Ng, Joshua (91) |1308|[1] | 0:1 |Mollard, Max J (52) |1574|[0]
40|Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55)|1560|[0] | 0:1 |Zelesco, Karl (105) |1001|[1]
41|Tanner, Michael (98) |1160|[1] | .5:.5 |Malejewicz, Alexander (56) |1557|[0]
42|Cook, Patrick (57) |1551|[0] | 1:0 |Gu, Stephanie (118) |461 |[1]
43|Wallmueller, Peter (102) |1050|[1] | .5:.5 |Miitel, Peter J (58) |1550|[0]
44|Jacobs, Rodney M (63) |1491|[1] | 1:0 |Han, Eddie (119) | |[1]
45|Pante, Emmanuel (122) | |[1] | 1:0 |Beckman, John (74) |1452|[.5]
46|Fan, Enoch (104) |1037|[.5] | 1:0 |Brown, Cyril D (76) |1447|[.5]
47|Wong, Chong Mun (106) |1000|[.5] | 1:0 |Wong, Joseph (82) |1397|[.5]
48|Tardrew, Jackson (112) |900 |[.5] | 0:1 |Cooke, Scott (68) |1462|[0]
49|Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) |1500|[0] | 1:0 |Segrave, Chris (103) |1039|[0]
50|Stimson, David (67) |1470|[0] | 1:0 |Lemmel, Oliver (107) |977 |[0]
51|Bailey, Mitchel (69) |1461|[0] | 1:0 |Kordes, David (109) |968 |[0]
52|Lim, Ethan (108) |974 |[0] | 0:1 |Ivanov, Nikola (72) |1456|[0]
53|Eustace, Sophie (75) |1451|[0] | 1:0 |Yung, Cameron (111) |908 |[0]
54|Spencer, Anthony G (89) |1331|[0] | 0:1 |Lim, Denise (113) |883 |[0]
55|Parsons, Sasha (110) |950 |[0] | .5:.5 |Dalton, Laurie (92) |1307|[0]
56|Dale, Finley (114) |684 |[0] | 0:1 |Eldridge, James (93) |1306|[0]
57|Kiripitige, Punala (94) |1300|[0] | 1:0 |Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) |464 |[0]
58|Pecori, Rafael (116) |359 |[0] | 1:0 |Watson, Jean (95) |1295|[0]
59|Stojic, Milan (96) |1216|[0] | 1:0 |Mills, Terence (117) |315 |[0]
60|Froiland, Gunnar (100) |1155|[0] | 1:0 |Logan, Ryan (121) | |[0]
61|Han, Denny (120) | |[0] | 1:0 |Mullen, Chris (101) |1069|[0]



No|Name |Loc |Total| Result |Name |Loc |Total

1|Solomon, Stephen J (1) |2371|[2] | : |Jones, Lee R (22) |1898|[2]
2|Teichmann, Erik (3) |2283|[2] | : |Jacobs, Rodney M (63) |1491|[2]
3|Sandler, Leonid (5) |2219|[2] | : |Dalton, Joshua (65) |1482|[2]
4|Finlay, Colin (71) |1458|[2] | : |Rujevic, Mirko (6) |2205|[2]
5|Morris, James (7) |2174|[2] | : |Forster, Kevin (83) |1393|[2]
6|Dale, Ari (84) |1388|[2] | : |Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) |2154|[2]
7|Addamo, Michael (85) |1378|[2] | : |Gorka, Carl (10) |2113|[2]
8|Wallis, Christopher (11) |2113|[2] | : |Davis, Geoff (87) |1374|[2]
9|Oswald, Franz (90) |1323|[2] | : |Hamilton, Douglas G (12) |2107|[2]
10|Dowling, John (13) |2050|[2] | : |Pante, Emmanuel (122) | |[2]
11|Zelesco, Karl (105) |1001|[2] | : |Booth, Stewart (14) |2022|[2]
12|Tan, Kai (66) |1478|[1.5]| : |West, Guy (2) |2303|[1.5]
13|Czuczman, Ken (86) |1377|[1.5]| : |Cheng, Bobby (4) |2239|[1.5]
14|Savige, Colin B (17) |1931|[1.5]| : |Tanner, Michael (98) |1160|[1.5]
15|Safarian, Alek (19) |1917|[1.5]| : |Wallmueller, Peter (102) |1050|[1.5]
16|Kempen, Leon (23) |1896|[1.5]| : |Fan, Enoch (104) |1037|[1.5]
17|Stojic, Dusan (9) |2132|[1] | : |Wong, Chong Mun (106) |1000|[1.5]
18|Staak, Eric (61) |1502|[1] | : |Matheson, Laurence (15) |2004|[1]
19|Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) |1500|[1] | : |Jones, Brian A (16) |1995|[1]
20|Brockman, Roland (64) |1485|[1] | : |Stojic, Svetozar (18) |1928|[1]
21|Stimson, David (67) |1470|[1] | : |Yu, Derek (20) |1908|[1]
22|Tan, Justin (21) |1901|[1] | : |Bailey, Mitchel (69) |1461|[1]
23|Cooke, Scott (68) |1462|[1] | : |Saint, Andrew (24) |1896|[1]
24|Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)|1894|[1] | : |Brotheridge, Jamie (73) |1455|[1]
25|Cook, Geoff L (70) |1461|[1] | : |Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) |1891|[1]
26|Juszczynski, Mathew (27) |1881|[1] | : |Eustace, Sophie (75) |1451|[1]
27|Ivanov, Nikola (72) |1456|[1] | : |Barrow, Nigel (28) |1857|[1]
28|Feduniw, Terry (78) |1440|[1] | : |Guo, Emma (31) |1783|[1]
29|Cross, Jamie (80) |1408|[1] | : |Voon, Richard (33) |1758|[1]
30|Murray, Russell (34) |1756|[1] | : |Hibberd, Nathan (77) |1441|[1]
31|Humphreys, Scott (88) |1365|[1] | : |Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) |1750|[1]
32|Ng, Isaac (38) |1735|[1] | : |Loh, Zachary (79) |1425|[1]
33|Bearup, Paul (40) |1719|[1] | : |Hayman, Adam (81) |1408|[1]
34|Eldridge, James (93) |1306|[1] | : |McCart, Richard (41) |1719|[1]
35|Ogden, Marcus W (42) |1665|[1] | : |Ng, Joshua (91) |1308|[1]
36|Chan, Michael (44) |1623|[1] | : |Kiripitige, Punala (94) |1300|[1]
37|Gibson, Kyle (99) |1158|[1] | : |Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) |1622|[1]
38|Devarajh, Joshua (97) |1182|[1] | : |Brown, Kevin M (47) |1591|[1]
39|Lim, Denise (113) |883 |[1] | : |Oliver, Tamzin L (49) |1578|[1]
40|Mollard, Max J (52) |1574|[1] | : |Stojic, Milan (96) |1216|[1]
41|Gu, Stephanie (118) |461 |[1] | : |McCart, Roger (53) |1572|[1]
42|Doblies, Werner (54) |1563|[1] | : |Froiland, Gunnar (100) |1155|[1]
43|Han, Eddie (119) | |[1] | : |Cook, Patrick (57) |1551|[1]
44|Kaplan, Alex (60) |1543|[1] | : |Pecori, Rafael (116) |359 |[1]
45|Dunn, Michael Gl (29) |1812|[.5] | : |Han, Denny (120) | |[1]
46|Beckman, John (74) |1452|[.5] | : |Yu, Sally (30) |1798|[.5]
47|Wong, Joseph (82) |1397|[.5] | : |Power, Paul (39) |1734|[.5]
48|Dalton, Laurie (92) |1307|[.5] | : |Wallmueller, Joerg (51) |1577|[.5]
49|Malejewicz, Alexander (56) |1557|[.5] | : |Lai, Gene (59) |1545|[.5]
50|Miitel, Peter J (58) |1550|[.5] | : |Tardrew, Jackson (112) |900 |[.5]
51|Watson, Jean (95) |1295|[0] | : |Parsons, Sasha (110) |950 |[.5]
52|Davis, Tony J (32) |1768|[0] | : |Segrave, Chris (103) |1039|[0]
53|Lemmel, Oliver (107) |977 |[0] | : |Schepisi, David (37) |1736|[0]
54|Kordes, David (109) |968 |[0] | : |Flude, David A (43) |1628|[0]
55|Meldau, Henning (46) |1592|[0] | : |Lim, Ethan (108) |974 |[0]
56|Davies, Stephen P (48) |1586|[0] | : |Yung, Cameron (111) |908 |[0]
57|Perrin, Kevin J (50) |1578|[0] | : |Dale, Finley (114) |684 |[0]
58|Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) |464 |[0] | : |Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55)|1560|[0]
59|Mills, Terence (117) |315 |[0] | : |Spencer, Anthony G (89) |1331|[0]
60|Mullen, Chris (101) |1069|[0] | : |Logan, Ryan (121) | |[0]
61|Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) | |[0] | 1:0 |BYE | |

Bas
07-03-2010, 11:05 AM
Following are the games by the top-7 boards from round 1. Courtesy of Gary Bekker. According to him the Eric Teichman game was nice and the finish of James Morris' game...
44th Ballarat Begonia Tournament. Round 1.

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.1
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Guo, Emma
Result: 1-0
ECO: B43
WhiteElo: 2371
BlackElo: 1783
PlyCount: 53
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. f4
d6 9. O-O Nc6 10. Qf3 h5 11. e5 Ng4 12. Nxc6 Qxc6 13. Bd4 Qxf3 14. Rxf3 dxe5
15. fxe5 O-O 16. Ne4 Bd7 17. Rg3 Kh8 18. Rf1 Bc6 19. c3 Rad8 20. Rf4 g6 21. Nd6
Bxd6 22. exd6+ e5 23. Rfxg4 exd4 24. Rxd4 Rd7 25. b4 Rc8 26. Rg5 Kg7 27. Bf5
1-0

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.2
White: Davis, Tony
Black: West, Guy
Result: 0-1
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 1768
BlackElo: 2303
PlyCount: 124
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. Nc3 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bg5 d5 6. e3 Bb4 7. Bb5 Bd7 8.
O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 h6 10. Bh4 O-O 11. c4 Nxd4 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Bxd7 Rad8 14. Ba4
Qa6 15. c3 Ne2+ 16. Qxe2 Qxa4 17. Rab1 b6 18. cxd5 Rxd5 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Rd4
Qc6 21. Rbd1 R8d6 22. h4 Rc5 23. Qa6 g6 24. Qxa7 Rxd4 25. Qb8+ Kg7 26. Rxd4
Rxc3 27. Rd8 Rc1+ 28. Kh2 Qf6 29. Rg8+ Kh7 30. Qd8 Qxd8 31. Rxd8 Rc2 32. Rd7
Rxf2 33. Rxc7 Kg7 34. Rb7 Rxa2 35. Kg3 Rb2 36. Kf3 h5 37. e4 Kf6 38. g4 hxg4+
39. Kxg4 Rb5 40. Kf4 Ke6 41. Rb8 Rb4 42. Ke3 b5 43. Re8+ Kf6 44. Rb8 Rb1 45.
Kd4 Rd1+ 46. Ke3 Rb1 47. Kd4 b4 48. Rb6+ Kg7 49. Ke5 b3 50. Kd4 b2 51. Kc3 Re1
52. Rxb2 Rxe4 53. Rh2 Kh6 54. Kd3 f5 55. h5 g5 56. Rf2 Re5 57. Kd4 Ra5 58. Rh2
g4 59. Ke3 Ra4 60. Rf2 Kg5 61. h6 Re4+ 62. Kd3 Re6 0-1

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.3
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Voon, Richard
Result: 1-0
ECO: E65
WhiteElo: 2283
BlackElo: 1758
PlyCount: 99
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 Nf6 3. Nf3 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. c4 O-O 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 d6 8. Nc3
Nbd7 9. b3 a6 10. Bb2 Rb8 11. Qd2 Nc5 12. b4 Ne6 13. Nb3 b6 14. Rac1 Bb7 15. e4
Re8 16. Rfd1 Ng4 17. Qe2 h5 18. f4 a5 19. a3 Ra8 20. h3 Nh6 21. f5 Nf8 22. Nd4
Qc7 23. Nd5 Qd8 24. Nb5 Rc8 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qb2+ Kh7 27. Nf4 Ba6 28. Nd5 Bb7
29. f6 Bxd5 30. Rxd5 Rc6 31. e5 exf6 32. Nxd6 Re6 33. Nxf7 Qe7 34. Nd8 fxe5 35.
Nxc6 Rxc6 36. Rxe5 Re6 37. Rce1 Rxe5 38. Qxe5 Qxe5 39. Rxe5 axb4 40. Re7+ Kh8
41. axb4 Nf5 42. Rb7 Nxg3 43. Rxb6 Kg7 44. b5 Ne2+ 45. Kf2 Nd4 46. Ke3 Nfe6 47.
Rxe6 Nxe6 48. b6 Nc5 49. b7 Na6 50. c5 1-0

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.4
White: Murray, Russell
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C01
WhiteElo: 1756
BlackElo: 2239
PlyCount: 83
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. Ne2 Bd6 6. c3 Qh4 7. Nd2 h6 8. Nf1
Nge7 9. Qc2 f5 10. g3 Qf6 11. Bf4 Bxf4 12. Nxf4 g5 13. Ne2 Be6 14. f4 Nc8 15.
O-O-O Nd6 16. Ne3 O-O-O 17. Rdf1 Rdf8 18. Kb1 Ne4 19. Bxe4 fxe4 20. fxg5 Qxg5
21. Nf4 Bg8 22. Qg2 Rh7 23. h4 Qd8 24. Qh3+ Kb8 25. Ne6 Bxe6 26. Qxe6 Rf3 27.
Nxd5 Qf8 28. Re1 Rg7 29. Qxe4 Rgxg3 30. Qe8+ Nd8 31. Qe5 Qf5+ 32. Qxf5 Rxf5 33.
c4 c6 34. Re8 cxd5 35. Rxd8+ Kc7 36. Rxd5 Rxd5 37. cxd5 Kd6 38. Rf1 Kxd5 39.
Rf6 Kc4 40. Rxh6 Rg1+ 41. Kc2 Rg2+ 42. Kb1 1/2-1/2

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.5
White: Sandler, Leonid
Black: Tsagarakis, Angelo
Result: 1-0
ECO: A52
WhiteElo: 2219
BlackElo: 1750
PlyCount: 73
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bf4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 Qe7 7. Qd5 f6 8.
exf6 Nxf6 9. Qd3 O-O 10. e3 a5 11. Be2 d6 12. O-O Bg4 13. Rac1 Rae8 14. a3 Bxc3
15. Qxc3 Ne4 16. Qc2 Bf5 17. Bd3 h6 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. exd4 Qh4 20. Be3 Bh7 21.
Rce1 Nf6 22. Bxh7+ Nxh7 23. Qb3 Rf5 24. Qxb7 Rh5 25. h3 Rf8 26. Qxc7 Ng5 27.
Qd7 Rf6 28. f4 Nf3+ 29. Rxf3 Qxe1+ 30. Kh2 Rh4 31. Bf2 Qd2 32. Bxh4 Rxf4 33.
Rxf4 Qxf4+ 34. Bg3 Qxd4 35. Qe6+ Kh7 36. b3 Qc3 37. Bxd6 1-0

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.6
White: Wolf, Peter
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: C47
WhiteElo: 1747
BlackElo: 2205
PlyCount: 76
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8.
exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 Be7 12. Rfe1 Be6 13. Qg3 Nh5 14. Bxe7
Qxe7 15. Qf3 Qg5 16. Qe3 Qxe3 17. fxe3 Nf6 18. e4 d4 19. Na4 Nd7 20. b3 Rac8
21. Nb2 Ne5 22. h3 c5 23. Rad1 Rfd8 24. Be2 f6 25. Nd3 c4 26. Nxe5 fxe5 27. b4
Rb8 28. a3 Rd6 29. Rb1 Rdb6 30. Ra1 a5 31. bxa5 Rb2 32. Bd1 Ra8 33. c3 d3 34.
Bf3 Rxa5 35. Rec1 Bd7 36. Rcb1 Rxb1+ 37. Rxb1 Rxa3 38. Rc1 Ba4 0-1

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 1.7
White: Morris, James
Black: Schepisi, David
Result: 1-0
ECO: B02
WhiteElo: 2174
BlackElo: 1736
PlyCount: 41
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 Nxd5 4. Bc4 e6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. O-O Nxc3 7. bxc3 O-O
8. d4 Nd7 9. Re1 Nf6 10. Ne5 Rb8 11. Re3 Re8 12. Rb1 Qd6 13. Rg3 Ne4 14. Qf3 f5
15. Qxf5 Nf6 16. Ba3 Qxa3 17. Bxe6+ Bxe6 18. Qxe6+ Kh8 19. Nf7+ Kg8 20. Nh6+
Kh8 21. Qg8+ 1-0

Adamski
07-03-2010, 11:41 AM
Terrific stuff. Thanks Bas and Gary B.

lost
07-03-2010, 11:48 AM
Terrific stuff. Thanks Bas and Gary B.

Where's the link for live games?

lost

Adamski
07-03-2010, 11:53 AM
None advertised in the web site in post 1. Very unusual for a weekender in Aus to have live games. Needs ACF DGT boards for it to happen.

Lekko
07-03-2010, 12:26 PM
Watto: Morris - Schepsi looks very... familiar.... :P

Bereaved
07-03-2010, 12:52 PM
To those who enquired about live games, Gary Wastell's column today intimated that there may be some via the Ballarat website


For links to on-line coverage of today's top-board games from Ballarat's Begonia Open, visit www.ballaratchess.com


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS I have not found any on the site though maybe someone else will see some link I do not

Bas
07-03-2010, 01:01 PM
To those who enquired about live games, Gary Wastell's column today intimated that there may be some via the Ballarat website



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS I have not found any on the site though maybe someone else will see some link I do not

Since we are not using any digital chessboards, it is 'highly unlikely' that the Ballarat website will be able to run live games. Don't bother searching, is my advice...

Bas
07-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Round 3 saw the end of the accelerated pairing. As a consequence, most of the top boards were mismatches according to the ratings. Nevertheless, the draws on boards 9 and 10 were huge upsets considering that the rating difference on brd9 was 784 and that Emmanuel Pante (on brd 10 against a 2000+ player)) is even unrated.

The results of this mornings round 3 followed by the draw of round 4:


No|Name |Loc |Total| Result |Name |Loc |Total

1|Solomon, Stephen J (1) |2371|[2] | 1:0 |Jones, Lee R (22) |1898|[2]
2|Teichmann, Erik (3) |2283|[2] | 1:0 |Jacobs, Rodney M (63) |1491|[2]
3|Sandler, Leonid (5) |2219|[2] | 1:0 |Dalton, Joshua (65) |1482|[2]
4|Finlay, Colin (71) |1458|[2] | 0:1 |Rujevic, Mirko (6) |2205|[2]
5|Morris, James (7) |2174|[2] | 1:0 |Forster, Kevin (83) |1393|[2]
6|Dale, Ari (84) |1388|[2] | 0:1 |Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) |2154|[2]
7|Addamo, Michael (85) |1378|[2] | 0:1 |Gorka, Carl (10) |2113|[2]
8|Wallis, Christopher (11) |2113|[2] | 1:0 |Davis, Geoff (87) |1374|[2]
9|Oswald, Franz (90) |1323|[2] | .5:.5 |Hamilton, Douglas G (12) |2107|[2]
10|Dowling, John (13) |2050|[2] | .5:.5 |Pante, Emmanuel (122) | |[2]
11|Zelesco, Karl (105) |1001|[2] | 0:1 |Booth, Stewart (14) |2022|[2]
12|Tan, Kai (66) |1478|[1.5]| 0:1 |West, Guy (2) |2303|[1.5]
13|Czuczman, Ken (86) |1377|[1.5]| 0:1 |Cheng, Bobby (4) |2239|[1.5]
14|Savige, Colin B (17) |1931|[1.5]| 1:0 |Tanner, Michael (98) |1160|[1.5]
15|Safarian, Alek (19) |1917|[1.5]| 1:0 |Wallmueller, Peter (102) |1050|[1.5]
16|Kempen, Leon (23) |1896|[1.5]| 1:0 |Fan, Enoch (104) |1037|[1.5]
17|Stojic, Dusan (9) |2132|[1] | 1:0 |Wong, Chong Mun (106) |1000|[1.5]
18|Staak, Eric (61) |1502|[1] | .5:.5 |Matheson, Laurence (15) |2004|[1]
19|Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) |1500|[1] | 0:1 |Jones, Brian A (16) |1995|[1]
20|Brockman, Roland (64) |1485|[1] | 0:1 |Stojic, Svetozar (18) |1928|[1]
21|Stimson, David (67) |1470|[1] | 0:1 |Yu, Derek (20) |1908|[1]
22|Tan, Justin (21) |1901|[1] | 1:0 |Bailey, Mitchel (69) |1461|[1]
23|Cooke, Scott (68) |1462|[1] | 0:1 |Saint, Andrew (24) |1896|[1]
24|Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)|1894|[1] | 1:0 |Brotheridge, Jamie (73) |1455|[1]
25|Cook, Geoff L (70) |1461|[1] | 0:1 |Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) |1891|[1]
26|Juszczynski, Mathew (27) |1881|[1] | 1:0 |Eustace, Sophie (75) |1451|[1]
27|Ivanov, Nikola (72) |1456|[1] | 0:1 |Barrow, Nigel (28) |1857|[1]
28|Feduniw, Terry (78) |1440|[1] | 0:1 |Guo, Emma (31) |1783|[1]
29|Cross, Jamie (80) |1408|[1] | 0:1 |Voon, Richard (33) |1758|[1]
30|Murray, Russell (34) |1756|[1] | 1:0 |Hibberd, Nathan (77) |1441|[1]
31|Humphreys, Scott (88) |1365|[1] | .5:.5 |Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) |1750|[1]
32|Ng, Isaac (38) |1735|[1] | 1:0 |Loh, Zachary (79) |1425|[1]
33|Bearup, Paul (40) |1719|[1] | .5:.5 |Hayman, Adam (81) |1408|[1]
34|Eldridge, James (93) |1306|[1] | 0:1 |McCart, Richard (41) |1719|[1]
35|Ogden, Marcus W (42) |1665|[1] | .5:.5 |Ng, Joshua (91) |1308|[1]
36|Chan, Michael (44) |1623|[1] | 1:0 |Kiripitige, Punala (94) |1300|[1]
37|Gibson, Kyle (99) |1158|[1] | 0:1 |Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) |1622|[1]
38|Devarajh, Joshua (97) |1182|[1] | 1:0 |Brown, Kevin M (47) |1591|[1]
39|Lim, Denise (113) |883 |[1] | 0:1 |Oliver, Tamzin L (49) |1578|[1]
40|Mollard, Max J (52) |1574|[1] | 1:0 |Stojic, Milan (96) |1216|[1]
41|Gu, Stephanie (118) |461 |[1] | 1:0 |McCart, Roger (53) |1572|[1]
42|Doblies, Werner (54) |1563|[1] | 1:0 |Froiland, Gunnar (100) |1155|[1]
43|Han, Eddie (119) | |[1] | .5:.5 |Cook, Patrick (57) |1551|[1]
44|Kaplan, Alex (60) |1543|[1] | 1:0 |Pecori, Rafael (116) |359 |[1]
45|Dunn, Michael Gl (29) |1812|[.5] | 1:0 |Han, Denny (120) | |[1]
46|Beckman, John (74) |1452|[.5] | 1:0 |Yu, Sally (30) |1798|[.5]
47|Wong, Joseph (82) |1397|[.5] | .5:.5 |Power, Paul (39) |1734|[.5]
48|Dalton, Laurie (92) |1307|[.5] | 0:1 |Wallmueller, Joerg (51) |1577|[.5]
49|Malejewicz, Alexander (56) |1557|[.5] | 0:1 |Lai, Gene (59) |1545|[.5]
50|Miitel, Peter J (58) |1550|[.5] | 1:0 |Tardrew, Jackson (112) |900 |[.5]
51|Watson, Jean (95) |1295|[0] | 0:1 |Parsons, Sasha (110) |950 |[.5]
52|Davis, Tony J (32) |1768|[0] | 1:0 |Segrave, Chris (103) |1039|[0]
53|Lemmel, Oliver (107) |977 |[0] | 0:1 |Schepisi, David (37) |1736|[0]
54|Kordes, David (109) |968 |[0] | 0:1 |Flude, David A (43) |1628|[0]
55|Meldau, Henning (46) |1592|[0] | 1:0 |Lim, Ethan (108) |974 |[0]
56|Davies, Stephen P (48) |1586|[0] | 1:0 |Yung, Cameron (111) |908 |[0]
57|Perrin, Kevin J (50) |1578|[0] | 1:0 |Dale, Finley (114) |684 |[0]
58|Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) |464 |[0] | 0:1 |Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55)|1560|[0]
59|Mills, Terence (117) |315 |[0] | 0:1 |Spencer, Anthony G (89) |1331|[0]
60|Mullen, Chris (101) |1069|[0] | 1:0 |Logan, Ryan (121) | |[0]
61|Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) | |[0] | 1:0 |BYE | |



No|Name |Loc |Total| Result |Name |Loc |Total

1|Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) |2154|[3] | : |Solomon, Stephen J (1) |2371|[3]
2|Gorka, Carl (10) |2113|[3] | : |Teichmann, Erik (3) |2283|[3]
3|Booth, Stewart (14) |2022|[3] | : |Sandler, Leonid (5) |2219|[3]
4|Rujevic, Mirko (6) |2205|[3] | : |Morris, James (7) |2174|[3]
5|West, Guy (2) |2303|[2.5]| : |Wallis, Christopher (11) |2113|[3]
6|Cheng, Bobby (4) |2239|[2.5]| : |Safarian, Alek (19) |1917|[2.5]
7|Hamilton, Douglas G (12) |2107|[2.5]| : |Kempen, Leon (23) |1896|[2.5]
8|Oswald, Franz (90) |1323|[2.5]| : |Dowling, John (13) |2050|[2.5]
9|Pante, Emmanuel (122) | |[2.5]| : |Savige, Colin B (17) |1931|[2.5]
10|Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) |1622|[2] | : |Stojic, Dusan (9) |2132|[2]
11|Jones, Brian A (16) |1995|[2] | : |Chan, Michael (44) |1623|[2]
12|Stojic, Svetozar (18) |1928|[2] | : |Mollard, Max J (52) |1574|[2]
13|Yu, Derek (20) |1908|[2] | : |Doblies, Werner (54) |1563|[2]
14|Oliver, Tamzin L (49) |1578|[2] | : |Tan, Justin (21) |1901|[2]
15|Jones, Lee R (22) |1898|[2] | : |Kaplan, Alex (60) |1543|[2]
16|Saint, Andrew (24) |1896|[2] | : |Finlay, Colin (71) |1458|[2]
17|Jacobs, Rodney M (63) |1491|[2] | : |Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25)|1894|[2]
18|Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) |1891|[2] | : |Dale, Ari (84) |1388|[2]
19|Dalton, Joshua (65) |1482|[2] | : |Juszczynski, Mathew (27) |1881|[2]
20|Barrow, Nigel (28) |1857|[2] | : |Addamo, Michael (85) |1378|[2]
21|Guo, Emma (31) |1783|[2] | : |Devarajh, Joshua (97) |1182|[2]
22|Voon, Richard (33) |1758|[2] | : |Zelesco, Karl (105) |1001|[2]
23|Forster, Kevin (83) |1393|[2] | : |Murray, Russell (34) |1756|[2]
24|Davis, Geoff (87) |1374|[2] | : |Ng, Isaac (38) |1735|[2]
25|McCart, Richard (41) |1719|[2] | : |Gu, Stephanie (118) |461 |[2]
26|Hayman, Adam (81) |1408|[1.5]| : |Matheson, Laurence (15) |2004|[1.5]
27|Ng, Joshua (91) |1308|[1.5]| : |Dunn, Michael Gl (29) |1812|[1.5]
28|Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) |1750|[1.5]| : |Beckman, John (74) |1452|[1.5]
29|Tanner, Michael (98) |1160|[1.5]| : |Bearup, Paul (40) |1719|[1.5]
30|Wallmueller, Peter (102) |1050|[1.5]| : |Ogden, Marcus W (42) |1665|[1.5]
31|Wallmueller, Joerg (51) |1577|[1.5]| : |Czuczman, Ken (86) |1377|[1.5]
32|Cook, Patrick (57) |1551|[1.5]| : |Humphreys, Scott (88) |1365|[1.5]
33|Fan, Enoch (104) |1037|[1.5]| : |Miitel, Peter J (58) |1550|[1.5]
34|Lai, Gene (59) |1545|[1.5]| : |Han, Eddie (119) | |[1.5]
35|Wong, Chong Mun (106) |1000|[1.5]| : |Staak, Eric (61) |1502|[1.5]
36|Parsons, Sasha (110) |950 |[1.5]| : |Tan, Kai (66) |1478|[1.5]
37|Brotheridge, Jamie (73) |1455|[1] | : |Davis, Tony J (32) |1768|[1]
38|Schepisi, David (37) |1736|[1] | : |Feduniw, Terry (78) |1440|[1]
39|Power, Paul (39) |1734|[1] | : |Cross, Jamie (80) |1408|[1]
40|Flude, David A (43) |1628|[1] | : |Wong, Joseph (82) |1397|[1]
41|Eustace, Sophie (75) |1451|[1] | : |Meldau, Henning (46) |1592|[1]
42|Brown, Kevin M (47) |1591|[1] | : |Eldridge, James (93) |1306|[1]
43|Hibberd, Nathan (77) |1441|[1] | : |Davies, Stephen P (48) |1586|[1]
44|Loh, Zachary (79) |1425|[1] | : |Perrin, Kevin J (50) |1578|[1]
45|McCart, Roger (53) |1572|[1] | : |Gibson, Kyle (99) |1158|[1]
46|Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55)|1560|[1] | : |Mullen, Chris (101) |1069|[1]
47|Spencer, Anthony G (89) |1331|[1] | : |Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) |1500|[1]
48|Stojic, Milan (96) |1216|[1] | : |Brockman, Roland (64) |1485|[1]
49|Kiripitige, Punala (94) |1300|[1] | : |Stimson, David (67) |1470|[1]
50|Froiland, Gunnar (100) |1155|[1] | : |Cooke, Scott (68) |1462|[1]
51|Bailey, Mitchel (69) |1461|[1] | : |Lim, Denise (113) |883 |[1]
52|Han, Denny (120) | |[1] | : |Cook, Geoff L (70) |1461|[1]
53|Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) | |[1] | : |Ivanov, Nikola (72) |1456|[1]
54|Pecori, Rafael (116) |359 |[1] | : |Dalton, Laurie (92) |1307|[.5]
55|Tardrew, Jackson (112) |900 |[.5] | : |Malejewicz, Alexander (56) |1557|[.5]
56|Yu, Sally (30) |1798|[.5] | : |Lemmel, Oliver (107) |977 |[0]
57|Yung, Cameron (111) |908 |[0] | : |Watson, Jean (95) |1295|[0]
58|Segrave, Chris (103) |1039|[0] | : |Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) |464 |[0]
59|Lim, Ethan (108) |974 |[0] | : |Mills, Terence (117) |315 |[0]
60|Dale, Finley (114) |684 |[0] | : |Kordes, David (109) |968 |[0]
61|Logan, Ryan (121) | |[0] | 1:0 |BYE | |

Garvinator
07-03-2010, 04:38 PM
No Name Loc Total Name Loc Total

1 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [3] Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [3]
2 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [3] Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [3]
3 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [3] Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [3]
4 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3] Morris, James (7) 2174 [3]
5 West, Guy (2) 2303 [2.5] Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [3]
6 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [2.5] Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [2.5]
7 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [2.5] Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [2.5]
8 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [2.5] Dowling, John (13) 2050 [2.5]
9 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [2.5] Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [2.5]
10 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [2] Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [2]
11 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [2] Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [2]
12 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [2] Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [2]
13 Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [2] Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2]
14 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [2] Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [2]
15 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [2] Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [2]
16 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [2] Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [2]
17 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [2] Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [2]
18 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [2] Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2]
19 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [2] Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [2]
20 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [2] Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2]
21 Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [2] Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2]
22 Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [2] Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2]
23 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2] Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [2]
24 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2] Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [2]
25 McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [2] Gu, Stephanie (118) 461 [2]
26 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [1.5] Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [1.5]
27 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [1.5] Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [1.5]
28 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [1.5] Beckman, John (74) 1452 [1.5]
29 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5] Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [1.5]
30 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [1.5] Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [1.5]
31 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [1.5] Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5]
32 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [1.5] Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [1.5]
33 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [1.5] Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [1.5]
34 Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [1.5] Han, Eddie (119) [1.5]
35 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [1.5] Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [1.5]
36 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5] Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [1.5]
37 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [1] Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [1]
38 Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [1] Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [1]
39 Power, Paul (39) 1734 [1] Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [1]
40 Flude, David A (43) 1628 [1] Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [1]
41 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [1] Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [1]
42 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [1] Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [1]
43 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [1] Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [1]
44 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [1] Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [1]
45 McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [1] Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [1]
46 Anderson-Smith, William (55) 1560 [1] Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1]
47 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [1] Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [1]
48 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [1] Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [1]
49 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [1] Stimson, David (67) 1470 [1]
50 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [1] Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [1]
51 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [1] Lim, Denise (113) 883 [1]
52 Han, Denny (120) [1] Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [1]
53 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1] Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [1]
54 Pecori, Rafael (116) 359 [1] Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [.5]
55 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5] Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [.5]
56 Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [.5] Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0]
57 Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [0] Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [0]
58 Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [0] Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0]
59 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [0] Mills, Terence (117) 315 [0]
60 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [0] Kordes, David (109) 968 [0]
61 Logan, Ryan (121) [0] 1 BYE

Garvinator
07-03-2010, 04:40 PM
Round 3 saw the end of the accelerated pairing. As a consequence, most of the top boards were mismatches according to the ratings. So even an IA such as Gary Bekker stopped the acceleration after round two when there were still bottom halfers on 2/2.

Bas
07-03-2010, 08:30 PM
After two rounds of accelerated pairings, I notice a rather anomalously looking draw for round 3, ie. from board 1 onwards, the rating differences were very pronounced. Certainly, one would expect some of it to occur, negating the acceleration process of the previous rounds.
However, the pairing started to look almost ridiculous into round 4, eg past the halfway mark of the tournament. Now the first 7 boards were composed more or less as expected, with most of the topboards being present. But from board 7, the mismatch of the individual pairs became very skewed, considering the corresponding seedings and ratings. Too many of the pairings showed rating differences of 350-400points.
I can't imagine that it is stimulating or challenging for either side of the board to be involved in at least two virtual no-contest-games during a weekend tournament.
Not critisicing the system of an acccelerated draw, or faulting the pairing, I wonder if an explanation exist for this particular case, or better still, if there is a solution avoiding this anomalous yo-yo effect.

Garvinator
07-03-2010, 08:38 PM
Not critisicing the system of an acccelerated draw, or faulting the pairing, I wonder if an explanation exist for this particular case, or better still, if there is a solution avoiding this anomalous yo-yo effect.There is a simple solution that has been explained on here quite a few times before and there is even a whole thread dedicated to this issue: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=272145#post272145

The short answer is that acceleration should ONLY be removed once there are no players from the bottom half of the pairings list on a 100% score. If this means that the acceleration is only removed after round three, then so be it.

Bas
07-03-2010, 10:00 PM
The only two players with a 100% score after round 4, S.Solomon and E.Teichmann are playing each other as we speak..
Here are the results of round 4 and the draw or round 5:
This will be my last post on this year's Begonia Tournament, as I will be away for a few days. Hopefully, Gary Bekker (or somebody else) will report on the final two rounds (of tomorrow).


1 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [3] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [3]
2 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [3] 0:1 Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [3]
3 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [3] .5:.5 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [3]
4 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3] .5:.5 Morris, James (7) 2174 [3]
5 West, Guy (2) 2303 [2.5] .5:.5 Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [3]
6 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [2.5] .5:.5 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [2.5]
7 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [2.5] 1:0 Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [2.5]
8 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [2.5] 0:1 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [2.5]
9 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [2.5] .5:.5 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [2.5]
10 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [2] 0:1 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [2]
11 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [2] 0:1 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [2]
12 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [2] 1:0 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [2]
13 Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [2] 1:0 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2]
14 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [2] 0:1 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [2]
15 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [2] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [2]
16 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [2] 1:0 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [2]
17 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [2] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [2]
18 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [2] 1:0 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2]
19 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [2] 0:1 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [2]
20 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [2] 1:0 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2]
21 Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [2] 1:0 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2]
22 Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [2] 1:0 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2]
23 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2] 0:1 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [2]
24 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2] 0:1 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [2]
25 McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [2] 1:0 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [2]
26 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [1.5] 0:1 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [1.5]
27 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [1.5] 0:1 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [1.5]
28 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [1.5] 0:1 Beckman, John (74) 1452 [1.5]
29 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5] 0:1 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [1.5]
30 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [1.5] 0:1 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [1.5]
31 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [1.5] 1:0 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5]
32 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [1.5] 0:1 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [1.5]
33 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [1.5] .5:.5 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [1.5]
34 Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [1.5] 1:0 Han, Eddie (119) [1.5]
35 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [1.5] 0:1 Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [1.5]
36 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5] 0:1 Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [1.5]
37 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [1] 0:1 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [1]
38 Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [1] 1:0 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [1]
39 Power, Paul (39) 1734 [1] 1:0 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [1]
40 Flude, David A (43) 1628 [1] 1:0 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [1]
41 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [1] 1:0 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [1]
42 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [1] 1:0 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [1]
43 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [1] .5:.5 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [1]
44 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [1] 1:0 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [1]
45 McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [1] .5:.5 Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [1]
46 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [1] 1:0 Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1]
47 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [1] 0:1 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [1]
48 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [1] .5:.5 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [1]
49 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [1] 1:0 Stimson, David (67) 1470 [1]
50 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [1] 0:1 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [1]
51 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [1] 1:0 Lim, Denise (113) 883 [1]
52 Han, Denny (120) [1] 0:1 Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [1]
53 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1] 0:1 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [1]
54 Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1] 0:1 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [.5]
55 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5] 0:1 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [.5]
56 Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [.5] 1:0 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0]
57 Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [0] .5:.5 Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [0]
58 Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [0] 1:0 Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0]
59 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [0] 1:0 Mills, Terence (118) 315 [0]
60 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [0] 1:0 Kordes, David (109) 968 [0]
61 Logan, Ryan (121) [0] 1:0 BYE



1 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [4] : Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [4]
2 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [3.5] : Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [3.5]
3 Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [3.5] : Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3.5]
4 Morris, James (7) 2174 [3.5] : Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [3.5]
5 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [3.5] : Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [3]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [3] : West, Guy (2) 2303 [3]
7 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [3] : Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [3]
8 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [3] : Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [3]
9 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [3] : Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [3]
10 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [3] : Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [3]
11 Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [3] : Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [3]
12 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [3] : McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [3]
13 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [3] : Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [3]
14 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [3] : Pante, Emmanuel (122) [3]
15 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [3] : Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [3]
16 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [3] : Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [3]
17 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [2.5] : Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [2.5]
18 Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [2.5] : Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [2.5]
19 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [2.5] : Beckman, John (74) 1452 [2.5]
20 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [2.5] : Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [2.5]
21 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [2.5] : Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [2.5]
22 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [2.5] : Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [2]
23 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [2] : Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [2]
24 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [2] : Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [2]
25 Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [2] : Power, Paul (39) 1734 [2]
26 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [2] : Flude, David A (43) 1628 [2]
27 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [2] : Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [2]
28 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2] : Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [2]
29 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2] : Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [2]
30 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [2] : Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [2]
31 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2] : Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [2]
32 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2] : Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [2]
33 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [2] : Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2]
34 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [2] : Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2]
35 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [2] : Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [2]
36 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2] : Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [2]
37 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [2] : Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [2]
38 Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [1.5] : Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [2]
39 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5] : Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [1.5]
40 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [1.5] : Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [1.5]
41 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [1.5] : McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [1.5]
42 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [1.5] : Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [1.5]
43 Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [1.5] : Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [1.5]
44 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [1.5] : Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [1.5]
45 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5] : Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [1.5]
46 Han, Eddie (119) [1.5] : Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [1.5]
47 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [1] : Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5]
48 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [1] : Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1]
49 Stimson, David (67) 1470 [1] : Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [1]
50 Kordes, David (109) 968 [0] : Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [1]
51 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [1] : Lim, Denise (113) 883 [1]
52 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [1] : Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [1]
53 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [1] : Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1]
54 Logan, Ryan (121) [1] : Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [1]
55 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [1] : Han, Denny (120) [1]
56 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1] : Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [1]
57 Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [.5] : Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5]
58 Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0] : Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [.5]
59 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0] : Dale, Finley (114) 684 [1]
60 Mills, Terence (118) 315 [0] 1:0 BYE
61 Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [2.5] 0:0 BYE
62 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [1.5] 0:0 BYE

Bas
07-03-2010, 10:10 PM
Some games of the top boards of round 2:

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.1
White: Matheson, Laurence
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: C90
WhiteElo: 2004
BlackElo: 2371
PlyCount: 152
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. O-O d6 8. c3
O-O 9. Nbd2 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nf1 Bf8 13. Ng3 h6 14. h3 Nc6 15.
Nf5 Bxf5 16. exf5 d5 17. g4 Qd6 18. Nh2 e4 19. dxe4 dxe4 20. Qxd6 Bxd6 21. f4
exf3 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. Nxf3 c4 24. Bd2 Bc5+ 25. Kf1 h5 26. g5 Nd5 27. Re1 Be3
28. Bxe3 Rxe3 29. Be4 Nce7 30. f6 gxf6 31. gxf6 Rxe1+ 32. Kxe1 Nxf6 33. Bb7
Nfd5 34. Bxa6 Nc7 35. Bb7 f5 36. Nd4 Kf7 37. Kf2 h4 38. Nf3 Ng6 39. Ke3 Kf6 40.
Kd4 Ne6+ 41. Kd5 Ng5 42. Nxg5 Kxg5 43. Kc5 Nf4 44. Kxb5 Nxh3 45. a4 Nf2 46. Bg2
h3 47. Bxh3 Nxh3 48. a5 f4 49. a6 f3 50. a7 f2 51. a8=Q f1=Q 52. Qg8+ Kh5 53.
Qxc4 Qg2 54. Qf7+ Kg4 55. Qe6+ Kf4 56. b4 Ng5 57. Qf6+ Ke3 58. Qd4+ Ke2 59. c4
Ne4 60. c5 Qf3 61. Kb6 Qf4 62. Qd8 Nc3 63. b5 Qc4 64. Qe7+ Kd2 65. Qd7+ Kc2 66.
Qc6 Kb3 67. Ka5 Nd5 68. b6 Qc3+ 69. Kb5 Qd3+ 70. Ka5 Qd2+ 71. Ka6 Nb4+ 72. Kb7
Nxc6 73. Kxc6 Kc4 74. Kc7 Kxc5 75. b7 Qd6+ 76. Kc8 Qc6+ 0-1

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.2
White: West, Guy
Black: Safarian, Alek
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B21
WhiteElo: 2303
BlackElo: 1917
PlyCount: 77
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 c5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. O-O g6 6. d3 Bg7 7. c4 e6 8. Nc3
Nge7 9. Qe1 Nb4 10. Qe2 O-O 11. Bxd7 Qxd7 12. Be3 Nbc6 13. Rad1 Nd4 14. Bxd4
cxd4 15. Nb5 e5 16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Na3 Nc6 18. Nc2 a5 19. b3 Bh6 20. a3 Qe7 21.
Kh1 f6 22. Rb1 Rfb8 23. b4 axb4 24. axb4 Ra2 25. b5 Nb4 26. Nfe1 Rba8 27. Qd1
Nxc2 28. Nxc2 R8a4 29. Rf2 Kg7 30. Qf3 Kg8 31. g3 Bf8 32. Qg4 R4a3 33. Qf3 Rc3
34. Nb4 Rxf2 35. Qxf2 Qe6 36. Nd5 Rxd3 37. Nxf6+ Kg7 38. Rf1 Bc5 39. Nd5
1/2-1/2

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.3
White: Jones, Brian
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: A40
WhiteElo: 1995
BlackElo: 2283
PlyCount: 100
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. d4 Nc6 2. d5 Ne5 3. f4 Ng6 4. Nf3 e6 5. e4 exd5 6. Qxd5 Nf6 7. Qd4 d5 8.
exd5 Qxd5 9. Bc4 Qxd4 10. Nxd4 Bc5 11. c3 O-O 12. O-O a6 13. Kh1 b5 14. Bb3 Bb7
15. Nd2 Bxd4 16. cxd4 Nh4 17. Nf3 Nxf3 18. gxf3 Rad8 19. Be3 Rfe8 20. Rae1 Ng4
21. Bd2 Rxe1 22. Rxe1 Bxf3+ 23. Kg1 h5 24. h3 Nf6 25. Re7 Bd5 26. Bxd5 Nxd5 27.
Re5 f6 28. Re1 Kf7 29. Kf2 Re8 30. Kf3 Rxe1 31. Bxe1 Ke6 32. Ke4 f5+ 33. Kf3 g6
34. Bd2 Nf6 35. Ke3 Kd5 36. Kd3 Ne4 37. Be3 Nd6 38. h4 Nc4 39. b3 Nb2+ 40. Kc2
Ke4 41. Bd2 Nd3 42. Kc3 Nxf4 43. Kb4 Ne6 44. Ka5 f4 45. Kxa6 f3 46. Be1 Nxd4
47. Kb7 c5 48. Kb6 c4 49. bxc4 bxc4 50. Kc5 c3 0-1

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.4
White: Stojic, Svetozar
Black: Sandler, Leonid
Result: 0-1
ECO: B87
WhiteElo: 1928
BlackElo: 2219
PlyCount: 72
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 a6 7. Be3 b5 8. Bb3
b4 9. Na4 Be7 10. Qe2 O-O 11. O-O-O Bd7 12. f3 Qa5 13. Nb6 Qxb6 14. Nxe6 Qb7
15. Nxf8 Bxf8 16. g4 Bb5 17. Qd2 Nc6 18. g5 Ne8 19. h4 Ne5 20. Qxb4 a5 21. Bd5
Qa6 22. Qb3 a4 23. Qb4 Rc8 24. Kb1 Nc7 25. f4 Nc6 26. Qd2 Nxd5 27. exd5 Ne7 28.
h5 Bc4 29. g6 Bxd5 30. Rhg1 hxg6 31. hxg6 fxg6 32. Rxg6 Be4 33. Rxd6 Rxc2 34.
Qxc2 Bxc2+ 35. Kxc2 Qc4+ 36. Kb1 Qe4+ 0-1

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.5
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Result: 1-0
ECO: A40
WhiteElo: 2205
BlackElo: 1894
PlyCount: 47
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 e6 2. d4 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Qc2 Nc6 7. Nge2 e5 8. d5
Nd4 9. Nxd4 exd4 10. a3 dxc3 11. axb4 cxb2 12. Bxb2 Qe7 13. O-O d6 14. f4 Bc8
15. e5 dxe5 16. fxe5 Ng4 17. Rf4 Qg5 18. g3 h5 19. h4 Qe7 20. Qc3 O-O 21. Be4
Rb8 22. Rxa7 Qd8 23. d6 cxd6 24. e6 1-0

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.6
White: Yu, Derek
Black: Morris, James
Result: 0-1
ECO: B40
WhiteElo: 1908
BlackElo: 2174
PlyCount: 48
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Ne7 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 d5 6. Nc3 Nbc6 7. Bd3 dxe4 8.
Bxe4 g6 9. d5 exd5 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Bb4+ 12. Ke2 O-O 13. Be3 Qa5 14. Qb3
Ne7 15. Rhd1 Nxd5 16. Qxd5 Qa6+ 17. Qd3 b6 18. Ne1 Qa5 19. Qe4 Ba6+ 20. Kf3
Rfe8 21. Qf4 Bb7+ 22. Kg3 Re4 23. Qf6 Be7 24. Qc3 Bh4+ 0-1

Event: Begonia Open
Site: ?
Date: 2010.03.06
Round: 2.7
White: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Black: Juszczynski, Mathew
Result: 1-0
ECO: A07
WhiteElo: 2154
BlackElo: 1881
PlyCount: 149
EventDate: 2010.03.??
SourceDate: 2010.03.06

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O e6 5. d3 Be7 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qe1 h6 8. e4
Bh7 9. Qe2 c5 10. Re1 Nc6 11. e5 Nd7 12. Nf1 Qc7 13. h4 Nd4 14. Nxd4 cxd4 15.
Bf4 g5 16. hxg5 hxg5 17. Bc1 Rac8 18. Qh5 Bg6 19. Qh6 Nxe5 20. Bxg5 Bxg5 21.
Qxg5 Nc6 22. Bh3 Kg7 23. a3 Qe7 24. Qg4 Qf6 25. Bg2 Rh8 26. Rac1 Rh5 27. f4 Ne7
28. Qe2 b6 29. Bf3 Rh3 30. Bg4 Rh6 31. Bf3 Rch8 32. c4 Bh5 33. Bxh5 Rxh5 34.
Qg4+ Qg6 35. Qxg6+ Kxg6 36. cxd5 Nxd5 37. Rc4 Rh1+ 38. Kf2 Ne3 39. Nxe3 dxe3+
40. Rxe3 R8h2+ 41. Kf3 Rxb2 42. Rc7 a5 43. Rc6 b5 44. Ke4 b4 45. f5+ Kf6 46.
fxe6 fxe6 47. axb4 axb4 48. Kd4 Rbb1 49. Rcxe6+ Kf7 50. Rb6 b3 51. Re5 b2 52.
Ra5 Rhe1 53. Rab5 Rg1 54. Rxb2 Rxb2 55. Rxb2 Rxg3 56. Re2 Rg6 57. Kd5 Rh6 58.
d4 Rg6 59. Kc5 Rh6 60. d5 Rg6 61. d6 Rg1 62. Kc6 Rc1+ 63. Kd7 Rd1 64. Rf2+ Kg7
65. Ke7 Re1+ 66. Kd8 Rd1 67. d7 Rd3 68. Rf4 Rd1 69. Kc7 Rc1+ 70. Kd6 Rd1+ 71.
Kc6 Rd2 72. Rf5 Rc2+ 73. Rc5 Rd2 74. Rd5 Rc2+ 75. Kb5 1-0

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2010, 10:20 PM
The short answer is that acceleration should ONLY be removed once there are no players from the bottom half of the pairings list on a 100% score. If this means that the acceleration is only removed after round three, then so be it.

Yep. Perhaps this message will get through eventually; one lives in hope.

This was a rather extreme case though, even by the standards of this form of "acceleration". Nine bottom-halfers made it to 2/2.

The causes of this were:

* One bottom-halfer on 1 got to play another bottom-halfer on 1 in round 2. This is a consequence of more bottom-halfers winning than top-halfers losing; in the "true" Accelerated system that wouldn't matter since bottom-halfers who won could play top-halfers who drew.

* One bottom-halfer had their opponent replaced with a player on zero, presumably as an alternative to a forfeit, and defeated that opponent.

* Although the ratings differences in the 23 bottom-half [1] vs top-half [0] pairings were about 300 points on average, there were six wins by the underdogs, an unusually high number.

* One bottom-halfer was unrated and perhaps too strong for the bottom half.

Garvinator
07-03-2010, 10:45 PM
This was a rather extreme case though, even by the standards of this form of "acceleration". Nine bottom-halfers made it to 2/2.With 60 odd bottom halfers, is it really that 'surprising' that nine out of 30 odd players (the 30 coming from those who won in round one from the bottom half) to be on 2/2 starting round three?

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2010, 10:57 PM
With 60 odd bottom halfers, is it really that 'surprising' that nine out of 30 odd players (the 30 coming from those who won in round one from the bottom half) to be on 2/2 starting round three?

Somewhat. If the ratings of the players were accurate then there shouldn't have been that many upsets. Across a 300-point difference the underdogs are supposed to get only about 15%, and would typically get that score with a mix of wins and draws, so maybe they should get one win in ten.

However underrated fast-improving juniors can very easily make a nonsense of such score expectancies. In his book Reuben notes that accurate ratings are needed to avoid anomolies when doing acceleration. If that's true of the real acceleration system it is even more true of this one.

sleepless
08-03-2010, 06:23 AM
Can anyone post the pairings for the next round either here or on Ballarat website. Thanks.

BearDrinkingBeer
08-03-2010, 02:54 PM
I've forgotten how long 90+30 games take. What time is the prize giving likely to be?

ElevatorEscapee
08-03-2010, 04:46 PM
Hi guys, last round in action as we speak, expect prize giving ceremony around 7:00pm.

Round 5 Results:

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [4] 0:1 Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [4]
2 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [3.5] 1:0 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [3.5]
3 Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [3.5] 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3.5]
4 Morris, James (7) 2174 [3.5] 1:0 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [3.5]
5 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [3.5] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [3]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [3] 0:1 West, Guy (2) 2303 [3]
7 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [3] 0:1 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [3]
8 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [3] 1:0 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [3]
9 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [3] 0:1 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [3]
10 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [3] 1:0 Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [3]
11 Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [3] 1:0 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [3]
12 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [3] 1:0 McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [3]
13 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [3] .5:.5 Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [3]
14 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [3] 1:0 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [3]
15 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [3] 0:1 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [3]
16 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [3] .5:.5 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [3]
17 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [2.5] 1:0 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [2.5]
18 Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [2.5] 1:0 Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [2.5]
19 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [2.5] 1:0 Beckman, John (74) 1452 [2.5]
20 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [2.5] 1:0 Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [2.5]
21 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [2.5] .5:.5 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [2.5]
22 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [2.5] 0:1 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [2]
23 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [2] 1:0 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [2]
24 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [2] 0:1 Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [2]
25 Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [2] .5:.5 Power, Paul (39) 1734 [2]
26 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [2] 0:1 Flude, David A (43) 1628 [2]
27 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [2] 1:0 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [2]
28 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2] .5:.5 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [2]
29 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2] .5:.5 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [2]
30 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [2] 0:1 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [2]
31 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2] .5:.5 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [2]



32 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2] 0:1 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [2]
33 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [2] 1:0 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2]
34 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [2] 1:0 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2]
35 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [2] .5:.5 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [2]
36 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2] 0:1 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [2]
37 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [2] 0:1 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [2]
38 Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [1.5] 1:0 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [2]
39 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5] 0:1 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [1.5]
40 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [1.5] .5:.5 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [1.5]
41 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [1.5] 1:0 McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [1.5]
42 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [1.5] 1:0 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [1.5]
43 Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [1.5] .5:.5 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [1.5]
44 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [1.5] .5:.5 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [1.5]
45 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5] 0:1 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [1.5]
46 Han, Eddie (119) [1.5] 1:0 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [1.5]
47 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [1] 1:0 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5]
48 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [1] 1:0 Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1]
49 Stimson, David (67) 1470 [1] 1:0 Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [1]
50 Kordes, David (109) 968 [0] 0:1 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [1]
51 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [1] 1:0 Lim, Denise (113) 883 [1]
52 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [1] 1:0 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [1]
53 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [1] 1:0 Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1]
54 Logan, Ryan (121) [1] 0:1 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [1]
55 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [1] .5:.5 Han, Denny (120) [1]
56 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1] 0:1 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [1]
57 Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [.5] 1:0 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5]
58 Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0] 1:0 Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [.5]
59 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0] 0:1 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [1]
60 Mills, Terence (118) 315 [0] 1:0 BYE
61 Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
62 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [1.5] .5:0 BYE

ElevatorEscapee
08-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Round 6 Results:



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [5] .5:.5 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [4.5]
2 Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [4.5] .5:.5 Morris, James (7) 2174 [4.5]
3 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [4] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [4]
4 West, Guy (2) 2303 [4] 1:0 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [4]
5 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [4] 1:0 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [4]
6 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [4] .5:.5 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [4]
7 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [4] .5:.5 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [4]
8 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3.5] 0:1 Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [4]
9 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [3.5] 1:0 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [3.5]
10 Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [3.5] .5:.5 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [3.5]
11 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [3.5] 1:0 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [3.5]
12 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [3.5] .5:.5 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [3.5]
13 Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [3.5] 1:0 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [3.5]
14 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [3] 1:0 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [3.5]
15 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [3] .5:.5 Flude, David A (43) 1628 [3]
16 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [3] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [3]
17 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [3] 0:1 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [3]
18 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [3] 0:1 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [3]
19 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [3] .5:.5 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [3]
20 Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [3] 1:0 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [3]
21 Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [3] 1:0 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [3]
22 Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [3] .5:.5 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [3]
23 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [3] 0:1 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [3]
24 McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [3] 1:0 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [3]
25 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [3] 1:0 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [3]
26 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [2.5] 1:0 Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [2.5]
27 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [2.5] 1:0 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [2.5]
28 Power, Paul (39) 1734 [2.5] 1:0 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2.5]
29 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [2.5] .5:.5 Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [2.5]
30 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [2.5] .5:.5 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [2.5]
31 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [2.5] 1:0 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2.5]



32 Beckman, John (74) 1452 [2.5] 1:0 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2.5]
33 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [2.5] .5:.5 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [2.5]
34 Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [2.5] 1:0 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [2.5]
35 Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [2.5] 1:0 Han, Eddie (119) [2.5]
36 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [2.5] 1:0 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [2]
37 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [2] 1:0 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [2]
38 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2] 0:1 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [2]
39 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2] .5:.5 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [2]
40 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [2] 0:1 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [2]
41 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [2] 1:0 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2]
42 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [2] .5:.5 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [2]
43 Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [2] 1:0 Stimson, David (67) 1470 [2]
44 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [2] 1:0 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [2]
45 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [2] 0:1 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [2]
46 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [2] 0:1 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [2]
47 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [2] .5:.5 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2]
48 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [2] 0:1 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [2]
49 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [2] 0:1 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [2]
50 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [1.5] 1:0 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [2]
51 McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [1.5] 1:0 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5]
52 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [1.5] 1:0 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5]
53 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5] 0:1 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [1.5]
54 Han, Denny (120) [1.5] 0:1 Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [1.5]
55 Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1] .5:.5 Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1]
56 Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [1] 1:0 Logan, Ryan (121) [1]
57 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [1] 1:0 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1]
58 Mills, Terence (118) 315 [1] 0:1 Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [1]
59 Lim, Denise (113) 883 [1] 1:0 Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [.5]
60 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5] 0:1 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0]
61 Kordes, David (109) 968 [0] 1:0 BYE

BearDrinkingBeer
08-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Hi guys, last round in action as we speak, expect prize giving ceremony around 7:00pm.
Thanks.

ElevatorEscapee
08-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Round 7 Draw (News just in, Teichman has just beaten West to claim the title outright. I will try to post the final results later tonight.)


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [5.5] : West, Guy (2) 2303 [5]
2 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [5] : Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [5]
3 Morris, James (7) 2174 [5] : Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [5]
4 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [5] : Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [5]
5 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [4.5] : Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [4.5]
6 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [4.5] : Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [4.5]
7 Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [4.5] : Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [4.5]
8 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [4] : Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [4.5]
9 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [4] : Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [4]
10 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [4] : McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [4]
11 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [4] : Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [4]
12 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [4] : Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [4]
13 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [4] : Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [4]
14 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [4] : Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [4]
15 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [4] : Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [4]
16 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [3.5] : Pante, Emmanuel (122) [4]
17 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [3.5] : Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3.5]
18 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [3.5] : Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [3.5]
19 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [3.5] : Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [3.5]
20 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [3.5] : Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [3.5]
21 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [3.5] : Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [3.5]
22 Beckman, John (74) 1452 [3.5] : Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [3.5]
23 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [3.5] : Power, Paul (39) 1734 [3.5]
24 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [3.5] : Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [3.5]
25 Flude, David A (43) 1628 [3.5] : Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [3.5]
26 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [3] : Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [3]
27 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [3] : Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [3]
28 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [3] : Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [3]
29 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [3] : Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [3]
30 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [3] : Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [3]
31 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [3] : Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [3]

32 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [3] : Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [3]
33 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [3] : Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [3]
34 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [3] : Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [3]
35 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [3] : Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [3]
36 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [3] : Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [3]
37 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [3] : Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [3]
38 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2.5] : Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [2.5]
39 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [2.5] : Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [2.5]
40 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2.5] : McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [2.5]
41 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2.5] : Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [2.5]
42 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [2.5] : Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [2.5]
43 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [2.5] : Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [2.5]
44 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [2.5] : Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [2.5]
45 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2.5] : Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2.5]
46 Han, Eddie (119) [2.5] : Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [2]
47 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [2] : Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [2]
48 Stimson, David (67) 1470 [2] : Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [2]
49 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [2] : Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [2]
50 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [2] : Lim, Denise (113) 883 [2]
51 Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [2] : Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2]
52 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [2] : Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [2]
53 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2] : Dale, Finley (114) 684 [2]
54 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5] : Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [2]
55 Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1.5] : Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5]
56 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5] : Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1.5]
57 Logan, Ryan (121) [1] : Han, Denny (120) [1.5]
58 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [1] : Mills, Terence (118) 315 [1]
59 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1] : Kordes, David (109) 968 [1]
60 Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [.5] : Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5]
61 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [2.5] 0:0 BYE

ElevatorEscapee
08-03-2010, 04:58 PM
A couple of games:

[Event "Begonia Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.03.08"]
[Round "5.5"]
[White "Dowling, John"]
[Black "Cheng, Bobby"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D05"]
[WhiteElo "2050"]
[BlackElo "2239"]
[PlyCount "50"]
[EventDate "2010.03.??"]
[SourceDate "2010.03.06"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bd3 d5 5. b3 Nc6 6. O-O Bd6 7. Bb2 Qc7 8. dxc5
Bxc5 9. a3 e5 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. h3 a6 12. Bxc6+ bxc6 13. Nbd2 Qe7 14. c4 O-O 15.
Qe2 e4 16. Nh2 Re8 17. Rfc1 Be5 18. Bxe5 Qxe5 19. cxd5 cxd5 20. b4 Nd7 21. Nb3
Nb6 22. Nf1 Re6 23. Nd4 Rg6 24. Rc6 Rxc6 25. Nxc6 Qxa1 0-1


[Event "Begonia Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.03.08"]
[Round "5.4"]
[White "Morris, James"]
[Black "Booth, Stewart"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D78"]
[WhiteElo "2174"]
[BlackElo "2022"]
[PlyCount "71"]
[EventDate "2010.03.??"]
[SourceDate "2010.03.06"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. c4 Bg7 5. O-O c6 6. d4 O-O 7. b3 Bf5 8. Nbd2
Ne4 9. Bb2 Nd7 10. Ne1 Ndf6 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Nc2 Qd7 13. Re1 Nf6 14. f3 Bh3
15. Bh1 h5 16. e4 Rad8 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. e5 Ne8 19. Ne3 Bh6 20. f4 Be6 21. Rc1
Ng7 22. Ba3 Rc8 23. Qf3 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rd8 25. Rc5 b6 26. Rxd5 Bxd5 27. Nxd5 Kh8
28. Bxe7 Rc8 29. Ba3 Nf5 30. Qd3 Bf8 31. Bb2 Qd8 32. Be4 Bg7 33. Bxf5 gxf5 34.
Qxf5 Rc6 35. Qxf7 Rc2 36. Ne7 1-0

ElevatorEscapee
08-03-2010, 06:09 PM
Round 7 Results (being posted live from "the pit"!)


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [5.5] 1:0 West, Guy (2) 2303 [5]
2 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [5] 1:0 Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [5]
3 Morris, James (7) 2174 [5] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [5]
4 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [5] 1:0 Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [5]
5 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [4.5] 0:1 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [4.5]
6 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [4.5] 0:1 Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [4.5]
7 Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [4.5] .5:.5 Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [4.5]
8 Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [4] 1:0 Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [4.5]
9 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [4] 1:0 Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [4]
10 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [4] 1:0 McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [4]
11 Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [4] 1:0 Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [4]
12 Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [4] .5:.5 Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [4]
13 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [4] 1:0 Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [4]
14 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [4] 1:0 Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [4]
15 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [4] 0:1 Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [4]
16 Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [3.5] 0:1 Pante, Emmanuel (122) [4]
17 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [3.5] +:- Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [3.5]
18 Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [3.5] 0:1 Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [3.5]
19 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [3.5] .5:.5 Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [3.5]
20 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [3.5] 1:0 Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [3.5]
21 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [3.5] 0:1 Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [3.5]
22 Beckman, John (74) 1452 [3.5] 1:0 Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [3.5]
23 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [3.5] 1:0 Power, Paul (39) 1734 [3.5]
24 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [3.5] 0:1 Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [3.5]
25 Flude, David A (43) 1628 [3.5] 1:0 Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [3.5]
26 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [3] 1:0 Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [3]
27 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [3] 0:1 Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [3]
28 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [3] 1:0 Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [3]
29 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [3] 1:0 Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [3]
30 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [3] 0:1 Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [3]
31 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [3] .5:.5 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [3]



32 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [3] 0:1 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [3]
33 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [3] 0:1 Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [3]
34 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [3] 0:1 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [3]
35 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [3] .5:.5 Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [3]
36 Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [3] .5:.5 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [3]
37 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [3] .5:.5 Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [3]
38 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2.5] .5:.5 Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [2.5]
39 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [2.5] .5:.5 Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [2.5]
40 Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2.5] .5:.5 McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [2.5]
41 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [2.5] 1:0 Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [2.5]
42 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [2.5] .5:.5 Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [2.5]
43 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [2.5] .5:.5 Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [2.5]
44 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [2.5] .5:.5 Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [2.5]
45 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2.5] 1:0 Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2.5]
46 Han, Eddie (119) [2.5] 0:1 Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [2]
47 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [2] .5:.5 Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [2]
48 Stimson, David (67) 1470 [2] 0:1 Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [2]
49 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [2] .5:.5 Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [2]
50 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [2] 1:0 Lim, Denise (113) 883 [2]
51 Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [2] 0:1 Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2]
52 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [2] 0:1 Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [2]
53 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [2] 1:0 Dale, Finley (114) 684 [2]
54 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5] .5:.5 Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [2]
55 Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1.5] 0:1 Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5]
56 Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [1.5] 1:0 Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [1.5]
57 Logan, Ryan (121) [1] 1:0 Han, Denny (120) [1.5]
58 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [1] 0:1 Mills, Terence (118) 315 [1]
59 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [1] 1:0 Kordes, David (109) 968 [1]
60 Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [.5] 1:0 Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5]
61 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [2.5] 0:0 BYE

ElevatorEscapee
08-03-2010, 06:14 PM
Final standings:


Place Name Score

1 Teichmann, Erik 6.5
2-4 Solomon, Stephen J 6
Sandler, Leonid 6
Cheng, Bobby 6
5-6 Dragicevic, Domagoj 5.5
Hamilton, Douglas G 5.5
7-20 Booth, Stewart 5
West, Guy 5
Gorka, Carl 5
Voon, Richard 5
Wallis, Christopher 5
Morris, James 5
Dowling, John 5
Pante, Emmanuel 5
Juszczynski, Mathew 5
Tan, Justin 5
Matheson, Laurence 5
Stojic, Dusan 5
Yu, Derek 5
Saint, Andrew 5
21-33 Safarian, Alek 4.5
Jones, Lee R 4.5
Chan, Michael 4.5
Savige, Colin B 4.5
Mdinaradze, Edgar 4.5
Murray, Russell 4.5
Stojic, Svetozar 4.5
Jones, Brian A 4.5
Beckman, John 4.5
Tsagarakis, Angelo 4.5
Flude, David A 4.5
Ivanov, Nikola 4.5
Kiripitige, Punala 4.5
34-49 Kempen, Leon 4
Guo, Emma 4
Ng, Isaac 4
Dunn, Michael Gl 4
Dalton, Joshua 4
Jacobs, Rodney M 4
Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 4
Ogden, Marcus W 4
Staak, Eric 4
McCart, Richard 4
Tan, Kai 4
Oliver, Tamzin L 4
Feduniw, Terry 4
Loh, Zachary 4
Gibson, Kyle 4
Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) 4
50-68 Barrow, Nigel 3.5
Rujevic, Mirko 3.5
Doblies, Werner 3.5
Bearup, Paul 3.5
Zelesco, Karl 3.5
Wallmueller, Joerg 3.5
Wallmueller, Peter 3.5
Kaplan, Alex 3.5
Lai, Gene 3.5
Brown, Kevin M 3.5
Schepisi, David 3.5
Fan, Enoch 3.5
Power, Paul 3.5
Eustace, Sophie 3.5
Cross, Jamie 3.5
Cook, Patrick 3.5
Hibberd, Nathan 3.5
Miitel, Peter J 3.5
Malejewicz, Alexander 3.5
69-94 Oswald, Franz 3
Antoniazzi, Francesco 3
Humphreys, Scott 3
Davis, Tony J 3
Brockman, Roland 3
Dale, Ari 3
Mollard, Max J 3
Wong, Chong Mun 3
Addamo, Michael 3
Cook, Geoff L 3
Finlay, Colin 3
Yu, Sally 3
McCart, Roger 3
Meldau, Henning 3
Davis, Geoff 3
Devarajh, Joshua 3
Dalton, Laurie 3
Ng, Joshua 3
Hayman, Adam 3
Perrin, Kevin J 3
Brotheridge, Jamie 3
Bailey, Mitchel 3
Eldridge, James 3
Wong, Joseph 3
Spencer, Anthony G 3
Watson, Jean 3
95-105 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh 2.5
Forster, Kevin 2.5
Han, Eddie 2.5
Davies, Stephen P 2.5
Tanner, Michael 2.5
Parsons, Sasha 2.5
Stojic, Milan 2.5
Cooke, Scott 2.5
Lim, Ethan 2.5
Froiland, Gunnar 2.5
Segrave, Chris 2.5
106-114 Gu, Stephanie 2
Czuczman, Ken 2
Stimson, David 2
Lim, Denise 2
Dilnutt, Charlotte 2
Rhodes-Morris, Ishan 2
Logan, Ryan 2
Mills, Terence 2
Dale, Finley 2
115-118 Han, Denny 1.5
Pecori, Rafael 1.5
Mullen, Chris 1.5
Yung, Cameron 1.5
119-120 Kordes, David 1
Lemmel, Oliver 1
121-122 Tardrew, Jackson 0.5
Brown, Cyril D 0.5
123 Wolf, Peter 0

Adamski
08-03-2010, 07:56 PM
Congratulations to Erik Teichmann on a great performance. :clap:

I see from my latest Australasian Chess that he played in the Round Robin Australasian Masters that Roger Nokes wrote about. (There he only finished 6th equal with Roger and Domagoj. There is also a thread about that event here)

Garvinator
08-03-2010, 09:40 PM
What is the story with Rujevic's forfeit in the final round?

MichaelBaron
09-03-2010, 08:55 AM
Another good result by future GM Bobby Cheng finishing second equal. Also Voon beating Rujevic in the battle of the seniors was an interesting result.

Z&MLoh
09-03-2010, 09:50 AM
Could the tournament organisers or arbiter post the names of the winners, please? There are 1st and 2nd prizes for rating groups. Thanks very much for a great tournament.

Carl Gorka
09-03-2010, 09:17 PM
Fantastic tournament, strong at the top, a huge field (120) and a really friendly atmosphere throughout.

Congrats to the organisers, the winners, and anyone who managed to stay dry all weekend:D

Garvinator
09-03-2010, 10:05 PM
What is the story with Rujevic's forfeit in the final round?:hmm:

Bereaved
10-03-2010, 02:10 AM
What is the story with Rujevic's forfeit in the final round?

I believe that he failed to arrive at the board before the specified time; that is the normal way isn't it?

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Garrett
12-03-2010, 08:59 AM
and anyone who managed to stay dry all weekend:D

That's normally a challenge with me too.

joergw
12-03-2010, 02:02 PM
I noticed the arbiter giving him a call after not showing up. The conversation made the impression he wasn't interested in playing (after all his opponent had roughly 600 rating points less

Adamski
12-03-2010, 02:19 PM
I noticed the arbiter giving him a call after not showing up. The conversation made the impression he wasn't interested in playing (after all his opponent had roughly 600 rating points lessIf that is the reason, speaking on behalf of those of us rated under 1650, it is very disappointing. Players rated over 2000 should still play us lower-rated players when drawn against them. For us, it is sometimes a highlight. Michael Chan missed out on the chance to learn from a highly-rated player. I always enjoy my games with Vlad, even though he has 800+ rating points on me. He has never refused to play me because of the points discrepancy and forfeited. Somehow, I have a knack of getting him in Round 1. (Well, twice anyway.)

Capablanca-Fan
12-03-2010, 03:02 PM
If that is the reason, speaking on behalf of those of us rated under 1650, it is very disapointing. Players rated over 2000 should still play us lower-rated players when drawn against them. For us, it is sometimes a highlight. Michael Chan missed out on the chance to learn from a highly-rated player. I always enjoy my games with Vlad, even though he has 800+ rating points on me. He has never refused to play me because of the points discrepancy and forfeited. Somehow, I have a knack of getting him in Round 1. (Well, twice anyway.)
I agree.

MichaelBaron
12-03-2010, 04:17 PM
I am only guessing, but Rujevic's decision not to play probably had more to do with the disappoinment of losing to his old foe Richard Voon rather than to his last round opponent's rating.

Garvinator
12-03-2010, 05:09 PM
I am only guessing, but Rujevic's decision not to play probably had more to do with the disappoinment of losing to his old foe Richard Voon rather than to his last round opponent's rating.
And this is competely irrelevant. If this occurred in a tournament like this in Qld, he would be facing serious action from CAQ. This type of behaviour is neither encouraged, nor tolerated in Qld tournaments. Also, Rujevic is receiving free entry. Which makes this kind of behaviour even worse.

Basil
12-03-2010, 05:25 PM
Yep. Clown. No two ways about it. Brattish, petulant, self-centred behaviour

Desmond
12-03-2010, 06:04 PM
Would I be correct to observe that those people who are most keen to avoid these mis-matched pairings in early rounds (i.e. accelerated pairings fans) are those with the pitchforks out now?

Basil
12-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Would I be correct to observe that those people who are most keen to avoid these mis-matched pairings in early rounds (i.e. accelerated pairings fans) are those with the pitchforks out now?
I don't think so. Two different issues. The issue at present is playing whom you're paired against. I am not aware of any accelerated pairing fans on this board.

Garvinator
12-03-2010, 06:44 PM
I don't think so. Two different issues. The issue at present is playing whom you're paired against. I am not aware of any accelerated pairing fans on this board.I am a fan when acceleration is done properly, unlike in this tournament.

ElevatorEscapee
13-03-2010, 04:39 PM
@ Z&MLoh, the prizes were awared as follows:

Outright: (All Players),

First: Eric Teichman (6.5 points)
Equal Second: Stephen Solomon, Bobby Cheng, Leonid Sandler (6 points)

Group A (Players 16-51)
Equal First: Derek Yu, Justin Tan, Andrew Saint, Matthew Juszczynski, Richard Voon (5 points)

Group B (Players 52-87)
First: Emmanual Pante (5 points)
Equal Second: Nikola Ivanov & John Beckman (4.5 points)

Group C (Players 88-123)
First: Punala Kiripitige (4.5 points)
Second: Kyle Gibson (4 points)

Best local (Ballarat) player (awarded a bottle of wine donated by sponsor restaraunt).
Rod Jacobs (4 points)

ElevatorEscapee
13-03-2010, 04:47 PM
@ Garvin

Hi Garvin, thank you for your interest in this tournament. All I know about the forfeiture is that at the opening ceremony, the tournament organisers indicated that if a player was half an hour or more late to their game, they would lose by forfeit.

The final round game between Rujevic & Chan was set to take place on the board next to me. After 30 minutes had passed, Rujevic had not shown, the arbiter awarded the game to Chan on forfeit.

I do not know the reason why he did not show up and I don't think it fair for me to speculate or to pass judgement based upon the speculations of others.

Solo
15-03-2010, 04:32 AM
Mirko is a legend in Victoria, in soccer as well as in chess. AFAIK this is the first time he has forfeited a game, and we can forgive and forget. I saw his blunder of a piece against Dick in an equal position which I am sure he was already unhappy with. I am sure he didn't even know the name of his last round opponent when he didn't appear.

I am a fan of acceleration when it is done properly; I haven't studied the draw of this tournament but I am sure Gary knows how to do it.

Congratulations to the organisers; how about increasing the prizes for next year:D

Metro
15-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Congratulations to the organisers; how about increasing the prizes for next year:D
There's a thought:hmm: Where will the money come from?:doh:

ElevatorEscapee
16-03-2010, 08:15 PM
^^ Met & Solo, possibly some extra prize money could be gleaned from greater than anticipated "break even" entry numbers... now if only the organisers could reasonably expect around 123 entries every year! ;)

The good news for everyone else is that a few photos and 39 games from The Pit are now available from the Ballarat Chess Club website:

http://www.ballaratchess.com/events/2010/2010Begonia.htm

You can also download the Swissperfect files from there, which should prove helpful for those wanting to apply differing "acceleration" models and demonstrate their point by comparing the third round pairings. (Maybe this would be best done in another thread. :) )

Pat's written report will soon follow, so keep checking their site every now and again for new info! :)

Garvinator
16-03-2010, 08:30 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J (1) 2371 [2] : Gorka, Carl (10) 2113 [2]
2 Teichmann, Erik (3) 2283 [2] : Hamilton, Douglas G (12) 2107 [2]
3 Sandler, Leonid (5) 2219 [2] : Booth, Stewart (14) 2022 [2]
4 Wallis, Christopher (11) 2113 [2] : Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2205 [2]
5 Morris, James (7) 2174 [2] : Jones, Lee R (22) 1898 [2]
6 Dowling, John (13) 2050 [2] : Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2154 [2]
7 Savige, Colin B (17) 1931 [1.5] : West, Guy (2) 2303 [1.5]
8 Safarian, Alek (19) 1917 [1.5] : Cheng, Bobby (4) 2239 [1.5]
9 Kempen, Leon (23) 1896 [1.5] : Matheson, Laurence (15) 2004 [1]
10 Stojic, Dusan (9) 2132 [1] : Antoniazzi, Francesco (45) 1622 [1]
11 Brown, Kevin M (47) 1591 [1] : Jones, Brian A (16) 1995 [1]
12 Oliver, Tamzin L (49) 1578 [1] : Stojic, Svetozar (18) 1928 [1]
13 Mollard, Max J (52) 1574 [1] : Yu, Derek (20) 1908 [1]
14 Tan, Justin (21) 1901 [1] : McCart, Roger (53) 1572 [1]
15 Cook, Patrick (57) 1551 [1] : Saint, Andrew (24) 1896 [1]
16 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (25) 1894 [1] : Jacobs, Rodney M (63) 1491 [2]
17 Doblies, Werner (54) 1563 [1] : Mdinaradze, Edgar (26) 1891 [1]
18 Juszczynski, Mathew (27) 1881 [1] : Dalton, Joshua (65) 1482 [2]
19 Kaplan, Alex (60) 1543 [1] : Barrow, Nigel (28) 1857 [1]
20 Staak, Eric (61) 1502 [1] : Guo, Emma (31) 1783 [1]
21 Dale, Ari (84) 1388 [2] : Voon, Richard (33) 1758 [1]
22 Murray, Russell (34) 1756 [1] : Finlay, Colin (71) 1458 [2]
23 Oswald, Franz (90) 1323 [2] : Tsagarakis, Angelo (35) 1750 [1]
24 Ng, Isaac (38) 1735 [1] : Forster, Kevin (83) 1393 [2]
25 Bearup, Paul (40) 1719 [1] : Addamo, Michael (85) 1378 [2]
26 Zelesco, Karl (105) 1001 [2] : McCart, Richard (41) 1719 [1]
27 Ogden, Marcus W (42) 1665 [1] : Davis, Geoff (87) 1374 [2]
28 Chan, Michael (44) 1623 [1] : Pante, Emmanuel (122) [2]
29 Dunn, Michael Gl (29) 1812 [.5] : Tanner, Michael (98) 1160 [1.5]
30 Lai, Gene (59) 1545 [.5] : Yu, Sally (30) 1798 [.5]
31 Tan, Kai (66) 1478 [1.5] : Power, Paul (39) 1734 [.5]
32 Czuczman, Ken (86) 1377 [1.5] : Wallmueller, Joerg (51) 1577 [.5]
33 Malejewicz, Alexander (56) 1557 [.5] : Wallmueller, Peter (102) 1050 [1.5]
34 Miitel, Peter J (58) 1550 [.5] : Fan, Enoch (104) 1037 [1.5]
35 Brockman, Roland (64) 1485 [1] : Wong, Chong Mun (106) 1000 [1.5]
36 Davis, Tony J (32) 1768 [0] : Loh, Zachary (79) 1425 [1]
37 Feduniw, Terry (78) 1440 [1] : Schepisi, David (37) 1736 [0]
38 Cross, Jamie (80) 1408 [1] : Flude, David A (43) 1628 [0]
39 Meldau, Henning (46) 1592 [0] : Hayman, Adam (81) 1408 [1]
40 Davies, Stephen P (48) 1586 [0] : Ng, Joshua (91) 1308 [1]
41 Perrin, Kevin J (50) 1578 [0] : Kiripitige, Punala (94) 1300 [1]
42 Humphreys, Scott (88) 1365 [1] : Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) (55) 1560 [0]
43 Eldridge, James (93) 1306 [1] : Krishnamurthy, Mukesh (62) 1500 [1]
44 Gibson, Kyle (99) 1158 [1] : Stimson, David (67) 1470 [1]
45 Cooke, Scott (68) 1462 [1] : Stojic, Milan (96) 1216 [1]
46 Devarajh, Joshua (97) 1182 [1] : Bailey, Mitchel (69) 1461 [1]
47 Cook, Geoff L (70) 1461 [1] : Pecori, Rafael (117) 359 [1]
48 Ivanov, Nikola (72) 1456 [1] : Froiland, Gunnar (100) 1155 [1]
49 Lim, Denise (113) 883 [1] : Brotheridge, Jamie (73) 1455 [1]
50 Gu, Stephanie (116) 461 [1] : Eustace, Sophie (75) 1451 [1]
51 Han, Eddie (119) [1] : Hibberd, Nathan (77) 1441 [1]
52 Wong, Joseph (82) 1397 [.5] : Han, Denny (120) [1]
53 Beckman, John (74) 1452 [.5] : Parsons, Sasha (110) 950 [.5]
54 Dalton, Laurie (92) 1307 [.5] : Tardrew, Jackson (112) 900 [.5]
55 Kordes, David (109) 968 [0] : Spencer, Anthony G (89) 1331 [0]
56 Watson, Jean (95) 1295 [0] : Yung, Cameron (111) 908 [0]
57 Mullen, Chris (101) 1069 [0] : Dale, Finley (114) 684 [0]
58 Segrave, Chris (103) 1039 [0] : Dilnutt, Charlotte (115) 464 [0]
59 Lemmel, Oliver (107) 977 [0] : Mills, Terence (118) 315 [0]
60 Logan, Ryan (121) [0] : Lim, Ethan (108) 974 [0]
61 Rhodes-Morris, Ishan (123) [0] 1:0 BYE

Metro
19-03-2010, 09:26 PM
The good news for everyone else is that a few photos and 39 games from The Pit are now available from the Ballarat Chess Club website:

http://www.ballaratchess.com/events/2010/2010Begonia.htm

More photos http://www.sachess.org/images/Ballarat_2010_images/index.htm