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Garvinator
07-04-2010, 02:47 AM
Considering playing in this event this year, so I am wondering from the information on the CV website and looking at results from last year. With 90+ players and 7 rounds, are accelerated pairings used?

lost
07-04-2010, 08:34 AM
Considering playing in this event this year, so I am wondering from the information on the CV website and looking at results from last year. With 90+ players and 7 rounds, are accelerated pairings used?

No they are not Garvinator.

lost

Carl Gorka
07-04-2010, 01:57 PM
Considering playing in this event this year, so I am wondering from the information on the CV website and looking at results from last year. With 90+ players and 7 rounds, are accelerated pairings used?

Who knows? If you are absolutely against playing in an accelerated tournament, then it could be a risk as it may very well be accelerated.

Then again, if you're just happy to play chess, and are glad that some organisers are putting a tounament together, then just play:)

Carl Gorka
07-04-2010, 01:59 PM
No they are not Garvinator.

lost

This may not be entirely true.

The Bennett
07-04-2010, 03:52 PM
When is this tournament usually held and is it FIDE rated?

MB

Garvinator
07-04-2010, 04:22 PM
When is this tournament usually held and is it FIDE rated?

MB
Over the 3 days of the Queens Birthday Weekend. 7 rounds of 90 + 30.

Igor_Goldenberg
07-04-2010, 04:23 PM
Queen birthday weekend (12-14 June this year).
It is FIDE rated. According to Chess Victoria website (http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/10_vic__open_championship.htm) it will be held in Box Hill.

Garvinator
07-04-2010, 04:26 PM
Who knows? If you are absolutely against playing in an accelerated tournament, then it could be a risk as it may very well be accelerated.Hehe, I want the acceleration :) . Also would like the acceleration to be done correctly ie not just removed after two rounds blindly.

If there is no acceleration, then I will probably go back to Sydney for the Under 1600 there.

I have not played in an accelerated weekender before with large numbers, so I want to get some idea of the playing differences so I have more knowledge about the practicals of acceleration as both a player and arbiter.

Publicist
07-04-2010, 07:01 PM
It is a bit infradig to have an possible interstate participant having to start a thread for the VIctorian Championship.So let us start again here with the details as posted on The CV web site http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com

2010 VICTORIAN OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury
Queen’s Birthday weekend June 12, 13, and 14.
Presented by the Box Hill Chess Club
on behalf of Chess Victoria*

Entry conditions: Open to all members from CV affiliated clubs, as well as Interstate, and international visitors.
Victorians who are not members of an affiliated club need to pay an extra $10 registration fee.”
Tournament: A 7 round swiss tournament.
Rate of Play: 90 min. / player / game plus 30 sec./move from move one
Ratings: ACF rated and FIDE rated
Entry Fees: $55 Early Bird fee if paid by Sunday May 30.
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters
Male and Female
Payments: Cash or cheque to the Box Hill Chess Club Inc.
Entries: by mail to the address on the entry form or in person at the Box Hill Chess Club.
Enquiries: Gerrit Hartland, tournament organiser Telephone 9878 3163.
E-mail: gerrit.hartland@bigpond.com*
*
Prizes First Prize *$1200 Second Prize *$800 Third Prize *$400
8 ratings prizes**each *$150 Unrated division $100
Playing schedule:
Saturday June 12: Round 1: 11.30 Round 2 :*16.00**
Sunday June 13:*Round 3: 10.00*Round 4:*14.30 Round 5:**19.00
Monday June 14: Round 6:*10.00 Round 7: 14.30 Prizes 18.00
*
Entries close 10.30 Saturday June 12 at the venue

Publicist
07-04-2010, 07:07 PM
The Vic Open to the best of my recollection has not been accelerated before.
Last year the arbiter stated that he might accelerate the pairings if there were more than a 100 entries. There have never been more than 100 players.
If there are this year it will be a big day for Victorian Chess

Igor_Goldenberg
07-04-2010, 10:13 PM
Please put me in.

Publicist
10-04-2010, 01:52 PM
IM Igor Goldenberg was a joint winner with Domagoj Dragicevic in 2008. He was then still a FM. Now with his IM title achieved he will be a more dangerous opponent still. He is just about first cab of the rank

Publicist
18-04-2010, 03:54 PM
A small field so far indeed. CV president IM Leonid Sandler is the first CV president to play in the Vic Open since it's inception in 1990. Abdullah Durani's rating is provisional. Lists will be alphabetical for a while
1. Durani, Abdullah 1751
2. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2328
3. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2219
4. Zelesco, Karl VIC 1001

lost
18-04-2010, 05:18 PM
A small field so far indeed. CV president IM Leonid Sandler is the first CV president to play in the Vic Open since it's inception in 1990. Abdullah Durani's rating is provisional. Lists will be alphabetical for a while
1. Durani, Abdullah 1751
2. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2328
3. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2219
4. Zelesco, Karl VIC 1001

To the organisers of this year's Victorian Open. I am interested in been the arbiter for this year's event.

lost

Publicist
19-04-2010, 06:57 PM
Lost is not a great nom de plume for an arbiter, but if you are serious and wish to be considered you will have to contact the tournament organiser under your real name and with details of your qualifications. Regards Gerry

ER
19-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Lost is not a great nom de plume for an arbiter, ...

nom de l'arbitre ? :owned: :lol:

MichaelBaron
19-04-2010, 08:02 PM
nom de l'arbitre ? :owned: :lol:

JAK, Parle vu Fransua?

ER
19-04-2010, 09:58 PM
JAK, Parle vu Fransua?

lol
ce qui ? :doh:

mikesguns
19-04-2010, 10:15 PM
lol
ce qui ? :doh:
English please
:D

ER
19-04-2010, 10:41 PM
English please
:D
¿qué?:confused:

Z&MLoh
19-04-2010, 10:45 PM
lol
ce qui ? :doh:

Shouldn't that be mdr ("mort de rire" - dying of laughter, according to Wikipedia) instead of lol? :whistle:


Mike

ER
19-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Shouldn't that be mdr ("mort de rire" - dying of laughter, according to Wikipedia) instead of lol? :whistle:
Mike

:lol: :lol: I only wanted to show off my BI lingual abilities using two languages instead of one!!! :P
besides MDR could easily be confused with MRD which is very bad in French!!! :P

Hey Mike BTW can you ask Z if the Slav is better than the Semi Slav???

Lekko
19-04-2010, 10:54 PM
¿qué?:confused:
Everyone knows what that means.

Z&MLoh
19-04-2010, 10:54 PM
:lol: :lol: I only wanted to show off my MULTI lingual abilities using two languages instead of one!!! :P

Hey Mike BTW can you ask Z if the Slav is better than the Semi Slav???

I'll ask but are you actually taking advice from a kid?! :hmm:

ER
19-04-2010, 10:59 PM
I'll ask but are you actually taking for advice from a kid?! :hmm:
You are joking, I inquired with him about the way I played the Budapest vs Ollie and Zac knew the whole theory, including some latest improvements.
He definitely knows about QP openings much better than I do!
Plus he is my friend!! :)

MichaelBaron
20-04-2010, 12:44 AM
Hey Mike BTW can you ask Z if the Slav is better than the Semi Slav???

100s of grandmasters have been playing both openings for 100s of years...and this question is yet to be answered....may be now the answer will come :). Whoever can answer this question...should get a chess equivalent of the Fields Medal or Nobel prize. :doh:

Igor_Goldenberg
20-04-2010, 09:08 AM
if the Slav is better than the Semi Slav???
About twice :D :D

ER
20-04-2010, 04:02 PM
About twice :D :D
Classic! :clap:

ER
20-04-2010, 04:03 PM
100s of grandmasters have been playing both openings for 100s of years...and this question is yet to be answered....may be now the answer will come :). Whoever can answer this question...should get a chess equivalent of the Fields Medal or Nobel prize. :doh:

:lol: good one!!!

100s of years though??? :hmm: Hardly, since it's not yet 100 years since Czar Nicholas II awarded the first Grandmaster titles to Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall and Tarrasch after the completion of the 1914 Saint Petersburg Tournament!

Desmond
20-04-2010, 09:52 PM
:lol: good one!!!

100s of years though??? :hmm: Hardly, since it's not yet 100 years since Czar Nicholas II awarded the first Grandmaster titles to Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall and Tarrasch after the completion of the 1914 Saint Petersburg Tournament!
Served concurrently.

ER
21-04-2010, 12:52 AM
Served concurrently.
Boris!!! :lol:

Publicist
29-04-2010, 04:57 PM
I have just received an entry from Nigel Cooper from New Zealand who also played last year. It is going to be a fun tournament; 2 BHCC players 2 international masters and one overseas player. I am ready to take more entries folks

ER
29-04-2010, 05:16 PM
I can't remember, have I entered mine? I just want to ask for divine interference in case Trevor is involved again in the application approval process. :P

Bill Gletsos
29-04-2010, 05:49 PM
I can't remember, have I entered mine? I just want to ask for divine interference in case Trevor is involved again in the application approval process. :PI thought you were going to play in the NSW Open.

ER
29-04-2010, 07:02 PM
I thought you were going to play in the NSW Open.
There is the divine interference I was talking about! :lol: Thanks Bill, and indeed I had made a related reference to the clash! Getting old :doh: doesn't help in remembering dates!:hmm: :P

Here is the referece made in the NSW Open Thread (18 -04 -2010)


Grrr I just realised it's the same dates as the Victorian one!!!
hmmm hmmm who cares about the Victorian one?
hmm then again, hmmm I don't know, anyway I 'll make up my mind around mid week!
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Watto
30-04-2010, 10:37 AM
Note: this is also listed as a Class 4 Grand Prix event on the GP website (couldn’t find a reference to this in this thread so worth mentioning :))

Garvinator
30-04-2010, 11:50 AM
Note: this is also listed as a Class 4 Grand Prix event on the GP website (couldn’t find a reference to this in this thread so worth mentioning :))Is Chess Victoria using its one GP tournament upgrade option? Because from the prize money listed for open prizes, it is only a GP 3.

Publicist
10-05-2010, 04:15 PM
2010 VICTORIAN OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Queen’s Birthday weekend June 12, 13, and 14.
Presented by the Box Hill Chess Club on behalf of Chess Victoria
Entry conditions: Open to all members from CV affiliated clubs, as well as Interstate, and international visitors.
Victorians who are not members of an affiliated club need to pay an extra $10 registration fee.”
Tournament: A 7 round swiss tournament.
Rate of Play: 90 min. / player / game plus 30 sec./move from move one
Ratings: ACF rated and FIDE rated
Entry Fees: $55 Early Bird fee if paid by Sunday May 30.
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters
Male and Female
Payments: Cash or cheque to the Box Hill Chess Club Inc.
Entries: by mail to the address on the entry form or in person at the Box Hill Chess Club.
Enquiries: Gerrit Hartland, tournament organiser Telephone 9878 3163.
E-mail: gerrit.hartland@bigpond.com*
*Prizes First Prize *$1200 Second Prize *$800 Third Prize *$400
8 ratings prizes**each *$150 Unrated division $100
Playing schedule:
Saturday June 12: Round 1: 11.30 Round 2 :*16.00**
Sunday June 13:*Round 3: 10.00*Round 4:*14.30 Round 5:**19.00
Monday June 14: Round 6:*10.00 Round 7: 14.30 Prizes 18.00
*
Entries close 10.30 Saturday June 12 at the venue
A class 3 Grand Prix event

Publicist
10-05-2010, 04:19 PM
Entries in alphabetical order
1. Beckman, John VIC 1452
2. Chin, David VIC 404
3. Cooper, Nigel OS 1557
4. Durani, Abdullah VIC 1751
5. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2328
6. Lai, Gene VIC 1545
7. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2219
8. Zelesco, Karl VIC 1001

Bill Gletsos
10-05-2010, 05:03 PM
A class 3 Grand Prix eventThe Grand Prix website lists it as a Class 4 event.
Is it incorrect?

Publicist
11-05-2010, 04:08 AM
I has been pointed out to publicist by CV president that this event is not a class 3 event but a class 4 grand prix event. The tournament organisers are of course happy to oblige but the tournament does show as a class 3 event on the grand prix calendar.

Publicist
11-05-2010, 04:13 AM
Entries in alphabetical order
1. Beckman, John VIC 1452
2. Chin, David VIC 404
3. Cooper, Nigel OS 1557
4. Durani, Abdullah VIC 1751
5. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2328
6. Lai, Gene VIC 1545
7. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2219
8. Zelesco, Karl VIC 1001

Brian_Jones
11-05-2010, 09:55 AM
I has been pointed out to publicist by CV president that this event is not a class 3 event but a class 4 grand prix event. The tournament organisers are of course happy to oblige but the tournament does show as a class 3 event on the grand prix calendar.

From: leonid sandler [mailto:lsandler2004@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 May 2010 5:24 AM
To: Australian Chess Enterprises
Cc: Gerrit Hartland
Subject: Victorian Open 2010

Dear Brian,

Please note that Victorian Open 2010 is Category 4 Grand Prix tournament (not category 3 as reported on your website ).

Could you please make the necessary adjustments.

Best regards,

Leonid Sandler


Hello Leonid

Yes, there is an outstanding invoice for the $300 GP fee.

But yesterday I came across an entry form which I picked up at Ballarat.
Based on this form I changed the Vic Open from Class 4 to 3.

Now I will change it back again but please pay the fee soon!

Best wishes

Brian Jones
Australian Chess Enterprises
1 Garfield Road East
Riverstone NSW 2765
Australia
Tel: +61 2 9838 1529
Fax: +61 2 9838 1614
info@chessaustralia.com.au
www.chessaustralia.com.au

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11-05-2010, 12:46 PM
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Bill Gletsos
11-05-2010, 04:20 PM
I has been pointed out to publicist by CV president that this event is not a class 3 event but a class 4 grand prix event. The tournament organisers are of course happy to oblige but the tournament does show as a class 3 event on the grand prix calendar.When I looked at the calendar last Sunday on the grand prix website and again just prior to my post yesterday it said class 4.

Publicist
12-05-2010, 11:56 PM
Entries as they come to hand are now available on the CV website via this link
http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

ER
18-05-2010, 12:14 PM
As much as I wanted to go to Sydney and play there some wishes, unfortunately, remain just that so having no chance to leave Melbourne for that period of time, I am entering this tournament!
Count me in boss!
Cheers!

Lekko
18-05-2010, 06:31 PM
I'm in.

Publicist
26-05-2010, 06:05 AM
With the entry of GM David Smerdon 2007 Open champion there are 30 players on the entry list. Follow this link:
http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

ER
28-05-2010, 05:45 PM
With just about two weeks before the official opening of the Tournament and with a couple of days remaining for the early bird expiry date and according to latest figures published in the Absolutely Remarkable Page...
Less than one third of the actual No. of the 2009 Vic Open entries have entered the tournament.
Is it due to the 2010 Football World Cup the opening stage of which coinsides with the Open's weekend?
Is it due to lack of proper promotion on behalf of the organisers?
Is it due to lack of proper promotion on behalf of Clubs?
Is the rumour regarding general tendency of players not showing enough enthusiasm to renewing memberships this year true of false?
Is it just me?

Watto
28-05-2010, 10:04 PM
With just about two weeks before the official opening of the Tournament and with a couple of days remaining for the early bird expiry date and according to latest figures published in the Absolutely Remarkable Page...
Less than one third of the actual No. of the 2009 Vic Open entries have entered the tournament.
Is it due to the 2010 Football World Cup the opening stage of which coinsides with the Open's weekend?
Is it due to lack of proper promotion on behalf of the organisers?
Is it due to lack of proper promotion on behalf of Clubs?
Is the rumour regarding general tendency of players not showing enough enthusiasm to renewing memberships this year true of false?
Is it just me?
I could be wrong but I'd guess it's just due to most players preferring to enter a bit later. Most will be locals so they don't have to sort out flights and accommodation, they just have to turn up.

ER
29-05-2010, 01:50 AM
I could be wrong but I'd guess it's just due to most players preferring to enter a bit later. Most will be locals so they don't have to sort out flights and accommodation, they just have to turn up.

I hope so Jean!
Thank God there was some movement in the station tonight! I witnessed Rad entering as well as a No. of parents entering their kids but I can't give a specific No. since I had to make sure I would't be knocked out by another junior in the tournament.
I estimate the No. of people entering earlier tonight to be about (or maybe slightly more than) 10!
All I am interested is Nos. of entries.
Give me more than 93 (No. of entries last year - exluding dropouts) and I will be very happy, to the tune of a $100.00 donation to the organisers to use as they see fit!
Equal 93 and I will be happy!
Over 80 ok still a good size!
Over 70 acceptable!
Under 70 from indifferent to unhappy depending on the actual No.

Amir K.
29-05-2010, 01:51 AM
With just about two weeks before the official opening of the Tournament and with a couple of days remaining for the early bird expiry date and according to latest figures published in the Absolutely Remarkable Page...
Less than one third of the actual No. of the 2009 Vic Open entries have entered the tournament.
Is it due to the 2010 Football World Cup the opening stage of which coinsides with the Open's weekend?
Is it due to lack of proper promotion on behalf of the organisers?
Is it due to lack of proper promotion on behalf of Clubs?
Is the rumour regarding general tendency of players not showing enough enthusiasm to renewing memberships this year true of false?
Is it just me?

I am thinking about entering VIC Open as I am well "overdue" to visit my cousins and play some chess in Melbourne.

ER
29-05-2010, 02:07 AM
I am thinking about entering VIC Open as I am well "overdue" to visit my cousins and play some chess in Melbourne.

Amir, you will be more than welcome! You are a celebrity here after the Shirov coup :clap: as well as the Bosnian International coverage :clap: :clap: and last but not least the great tournaments you organise in QLD! :clap: :clap: :clap:

ER
29-05-2010, 07:16 PM
I 've just telephoned Captain, disturbing the family dinner preparation (sorry Captain and Mrs Hartland :) ) and the three early bird entries I got from Noble Park earlier today were accepted!
They are (in order of approaching me)
M. Dijdarevic
R. Voon and
B. Mijatovic!
So, the No. now (still unofficial) has reached 53!:clap:

For more details check the absolutely remarkable page (ARP) for sort !
http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

Amir K.
29-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Amir, you will be more than welcome! You are a celebrity here after the Shirov cup :clap: as well as the Bosnian International coverage :clap: :clap: and last but not least the great tournaments you organise in QLD! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for nice words JaK. You should be a poet.
I do not feel like a celebrity but I do like "action", it actually feeds me and keeps me happy.
I would like to participate in the Victorian Open and I am going to let you know soon whether or not i shall be entering.

Solo
30-05-2010, 01:34 PM
Entries as they come to hand are now available on the CV website via this link
http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

Publicist, I will be playing in this tournament. Can I enter here?

ER
30-05-2010, 04:48 PM
Publicist, I will be playing in this tournament. Can I enter here?

I am sure Publicist reads this, however, I will make sure Gerry and/or Trevor include you in the list Solo, and thanks :) ;)

Publicist
30-05-2010, 10:36 PM
Solo your in.

Metro
30-05-2010, 10:55 PM
Solo your in.
I wonder if Zhao,Xie and Johansen will enter;)

Bill Gletsos
31-05-2010, 12:45 AM
I wonder if Zhao,Xie and Johansen will enter;)Xie has entered the NSW Open.

Solo
31-05-2010, 11:13 AM
Solo your in.
Thanks Publicist and everyone. :)

Very sorry Publicist, you're not who I thought you were!!:hmm:

Igor_Goldenberg
31-05-2010, 02:32 PM
Solo your in.
Will we have solo winner this year?:D

Publicist
31-05-2010, 06:26 PM
At the end of the early bird entry period the list has grown to 65
Check the entries via this Link: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm
Igor are you aiming for a multiple tie? There were 2 winners last year neither of whom is an entrant as yet

ER
31-05-2010, 06:28 PM
At the end of the early bird entry period the list has grown to 65
Check the entries via this Link: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

hey, wait a minute Captain, the early bird period is not over yet is it??? Even if it is, come on be a champ and give them a few extra hours! :)

Erik
01-06-2010, 12:23 PM
Er, re me and Mirko not having entered yet, I'm pretty sure I have entered! I posted in my entry on 13th May, albeit from the Gold Coast ...

Amir K.
05-06-2010, 12:28 AM
Good evening JaK,
Sorry, but i will be not able to come to the Victorian Open, even if I would like to visit Melbourne and visit your chess clubs. I am definitely not going to miss next one. Reason is that all my Family suppose to come with me but my daughter is going for a school trip and she can't forgive me if she is going to miss nice Holiday in Melbourne.
However, she has written a poem for you and Victorian open participants:


Play chess, love chess, live chess.
I want a challenge, it's like an obsession.
The time to get stronger, time for aggression.
The black and white checkers on the board looking
at my score sheet, all ruffled and tored.
I want be a master, I want get there faster. Too bad,
there is no easy way, apart from playing night and day.
Every day I feel wiser as I play on ICC. I am training
for the tournament and this programm is the Key.
Chess brings me harmony, it's like my breath of life,
chess is best of all,
Especially when in strife.

By Melanie K.

ER
05-06-2010, 04:58 AM
Good evening JaK,
Sorry, but i will be not able to come to the Victorian Open, even if I would like to visit Melbourne and visit your chess clubs. I am definitely not going to miss next one. Reason is that all my Family suppose to come with me but my daughter is going for a school trip and she can't forgive me if she is going to miss nice Holiday in Melbourne.

Hi Amir and Melanie!

First things first and family comes first! :) We 're all be very happy to have you here in Melbourne next time you decide to come down and I am sure Melanie will love it here since she will meet many new friends who'd be very happy to meet her and play chess with her!


However, she has written a poem for you and Victorian open participants:


Play chess, love chess, live chess.
I want a challenge, it's like an obsession.
The time to get stronger, time for aggression.
The black and white checkers on the board looking
at my score sheet, all ruffled and tored.
I want be a master, I want get there faster. Too bad,
there is no easy way, apart from playing night and day.
Every day I feel wiser as I play on ICC. I am training
for the tournament and this programm is the Key.
Chess brings me harmony, it's like my breath of life,
chess is best of all,
Especially when in strife.

By Melanie K.

Melanie that's a lovely poem and I am sure everyone here enjoyed it as much as I did! :clap: :clap: :clap: Actually, it gave me an idea, I put your poem in a new thread called Chess Poetry so everyone can be inspired by your effort and contribute their ideas too. I hope they will be as wonderful as yours!!! :) Good luck with your chess and your studies!!!

Publicist
08-06-2010, 09:06 AM
The number of entrants now stands at 74 with 3 more days to go. View the list by following this link. Note the June ratings: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

SHump
08-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Good luck to all those going into the Vic Open. As I am going to relocate to NZ in the next couple of months, I am taking this long weekend chance of being a tourist on the Great Ocean Road - something I have not got to see as yet.

that Caesar guy
08-06-2010, 05:09 PM
I will be playing in this one, hope to see you all there :D

ER
08-06-2010, 07:33 PM
I will be playing in this one, hope to see you all there :D

Hi James, there will be World Cup and Footy games in the duration of the Tournament, we demand that you exercise your undisputable IM powers :clap: and irresistable personal charm, :clap: to convince the organisers to have TV monitors installed in the analysis Room. I will be there supporting the move! :clap: :)

mikesguns
08-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Hi James, there will be World Cup and Footy games in the duration of the Tournament, we demand that you exercise your undisputable IM powers :clap: and irresistable personal charm, :clap: to convince the organisers to have TV monitors installed in the analysis Room. I will be there supporting the move! :clap: :)
So will I, am a big fan of both sports

ER
08-06-2010, 09:53 PM
So will I, am a big fan of both sports

Forza Juve,:clap: Forza Collingwood,:clap: Forza James:clap: Forza Michael,:clap: Forza Io! ooops basta! :hand: enough!

Mischa
08-06-2010, 11:16 PM
You realise that it is in the middle of mid year exams?
still tossing up if he should play

Lekko
08-06-2010, 11:40 PM
You realise that it is in the middle of mid year exams?
still tossing up if he should play
It's literally smack bang in the middle of my exams too Mischa.

ER
08-06-2010, 11:40 PM
You realise that it is in the middle of mid year exams?
still tossing up if he should play

Oops sorry, I didn't know about that, i was carried away by this


I will be playing in this one, hope to see you all there

But I am sure he will do excellently in the exams! :) Good luck anyway! :)

Mischa
08-06-2010, 11:48 PM
It's literally smack bang in the middle of my exams too Mischa.
So are you playing?

Lekko
09-06-2010, 12:35 AM
So are you playing?
I am, I think I'm doing well enough to jungle the exams with that 1 weekend.

ER
12-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Thanks to the organisers of the ViC Open for accepting my request for a 1st Round by. :) :clap:

Garvinator
12-06-2010, 12:45 PM
Are others having to refresh their page to see the games from the Vic Open?

ER
12-06-2010, 01:07 PM
Not in my pc, it comes fast and clear! I mean the moves as they played appear on my screen, recent example Solo's last move!

ER
12-06-2010, 01:18 PM
http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm
Here is the link again!

Publicist
12-06-2010, 01:24 PM
1 Smerdon, D C (1) 2511 [0] : Tuncer, Deniz (45) 1502 [0]
2 Beckman, John (46) 1500 [0] : Solomon, Stephen J (2) 2387 [0]
3 Goldenberg, I (3) 2336 [0] : Dale, Ari (47) 1499 [0]
4 D'Onofrio, G (57) 1392 [0] : Teichmann, Erik (4) 2321 [0]
5 Cheng, Bobby (5) 2280 [0] : Brockman, Roland (49) 1483 [0]
6 Feduniw, T (50) 1467 [0] : Morris, James (6) 2213 [0]
7 Rujevic, Mirko (7) 2193 [0] : Cook, Geoff L (51) 1465 [0]
8 Hibberd, Nathan (52) 1460 [0] : Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2133 [0]
9 Wallis, Christopher (9) 2130 [0] : Tang, Jonathan (53) 1456 [0]
10 Cross, Jamie (54) 1448 [0] : Hamilton, Douglas G (10) 2114 [0]
11 Hacche, David J (11) 2018 [0] : Loh, Zachary (55) 1432 [0]
12 Lakshman, Vinay (56) 1393 [0] : Tang, Jason (12) 1992 [0]
14 Oswald, Franz (58) 1368 [0] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (14) 1896 [0]
15 Kempen, Leon (15) 1876 [0] : Ng, Joshua (60) 1309 [0]
16 Tsai, Peter (61) 1301 [0] : Urban, Sylvester (16) 1866 [0]
17 Kildisas, Victor E (17) 1860 [0] : Forster, Tim (62) 1293 [0]
18 Forster, Tim (63) 1293 [0] : Flitney, Adrian (18) 1845 [0]
19 Voon, Richard (19) 1805 [0] : Gibson, Kyle (64) 1285 [0]
20 Devarajh, Joshua (65) 1280 [0] : Kocjancic, Eddie (20) 1797 [0]
21 Mijatovic, Bosko (21) 1789 [0] : Fan, Enoch (66) 1243 [0]
22 Naude, Herman (67) 1201 [0] : Davis, Tony J (22) 1768 [0]
23 Chan, Michael (23) 1764 [0] : Kloprogge, Ion (68) 1172 [0]
24 Cannon, Jim (69) 1167 [0] : Wyss, Felix (24) 1758 [0]
25 Durani, Abdullah (25) 1751 [0] : Xue, Ollie (70) 1155 [0]
26 Lyons, Linden (71) 1080 [0] : Tsagarakis, Angelo (26) 1750 [0]
27 Ng, Isaac (27) 1742 [0] : Parsons, Sasha (72) 1072 [0]
28 Narenthran, Savithri (74) 952 [0] : Yu, Sally (28) 1731 [0]
29 Wijesuriya, Vineetha (29) 1715 [0] : Yung, Cameron (75) 937 [0]
30 Lemmel, Oliver (76) 933 [0] : Feng, Thomas (30) 1711 [0]
31 Tuglaci, Serif (44) 1532 [0] : Gamage, Thumula (78) 872 [0]
32 Cannon, David (79) 870 [0] : Bearup, Paul (31) 1690 [0]
33 Chmiel, Rad (32) 1675 [0] : Brennan, James (80) 860 [0]
34 Chew Lee, Max (81) 852 [0] : Power, Paul (33) 1631 [0]
35 Lekkas, Frank (34) 1629 [0] : Dale, Finley (82) 831 [0]
36 Puccini, Jack (83) 817 [0] : Liu, Nicholas (35) 1612 [0]
37 Zelesco, Karl (36) 1604 [0] : De Winter, Stephen (84) 807 [0]
38 Ying, Jimmy (85) 695 [0] : Jacobs, Rodney M (48) 1491 [0]
39 Flude, David A (37) 1594 [0] : Narenthran, Janaki (86) 679 [0]
40 Gu, Stephanie (87) 641 [0] : Addamo, Michael (38) 1589 [0]
41 Lawson, Shane (39) 1575 [0] : Poh, Clement (88) 570 [0]
42 Kumar, Ashwin (77) 928 [0] : Lai, Gene (40) 1564 [0]
43 Potter, Christopher (41) 1558 [0] : Chin, David (89) 437 [0]
44 Pecori, Rafael (90) 378 [0] : Cooper, Nigel (42) 1557 [0]
45 Yu, Allen (43) 1554 [0] : Fan, Phoebe (91) 221 [0]
46 Renzies, Elliott (59) 1326 [0] : BYE
47 Lee, Geoff (73) 1018 [0] : BYE

ER
12-06-2010, 01:30 PM
Thanks Captain!

Desmond
12-06-2010, 01:59 PM
http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm
Here is the link again!
thanks

Publicist
12-06-2010, 04:44 PM
1 Wyss, Felix (24) 1758 [1] : Smerdon, David C (1) 2511 [1]
2 Solomon, Stephen J (2) 2387 [1] : Durani, Abdullah (25) 1751 [1]
3 Tsagarakis, Angelo (26) 1750 [1] : Goldenberg, Igor (3) 2336 [1]
4 Teichmann, Erik (4) 2321 [1] : Ng, Isaac (27) 1742 [1]
5 Yu, Sally (28) 1731 [1] : Cheng, Bobby (5) 2280 [1]
6 Morris, James (6) 2213 [1] : Wijesuriya, Vineetha (29) 1715 [1]
7 Feng, Thomas (30) 1711 [1] : Rujevic, Mirko (7) 2193 [1]
8 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2133 [1] : Chmiel, Rad (32) 1675 [1]
9 Bearup, Paul (31) 1690 [1] : Wallis, Christopher (9) 2130 [1]
10 Hamilton, Douglas G (10) 2114 [1] : Zelesco, Karl (36) 1604 [1]
11 Liu, Nicholas (35) 1612 [1] : Hacche, David J (11) 2018 [1]
12 Tang, Jason (12) 1992 [1] : Flude, David A (37) 1594 [1]
13 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (14) 1896 [1] : Lawson, Shane (39) 1575 [1]
14 Addamo, Michael (38) 1589 [1] : Kempen, Leon (15) 1876 [1]
15 Urban, Sylvester (16) 1866 [1] : Potter, Christopher (41) 1558 [1]
16 Kildisas, Victor E (17) 1860 [1] : Yu, Allen (43) 1554 [1]
17 Flitney, Adrian (18) 1845 [1] : Naude, Herman (66) 1201 [1]
18 Lai, Gene (40) 1564 [1] : Voon, Richard (19) 1805 [1]
19 Cooper, Nigel (42) 1557 [1] : Mijatovic, Bosko (21) 1789 [1]
20 Chew Lee, Max (80) 852 [1] : Chan, Michael (23) 1764 [1]
21 Jacobs, Rodney M (48) 1491 [.5] : Lekkas, Frank (34) 1629 [.5]
22 Dale, Finley (81) 831 [.5] : Devarajh, Joshua (64) 1280 [.5]
23 Davis, Tony J (22) 1768 [0] : Ying, Jimmy (84) 695 [.5]
24 Power, Paul (33) 1631 [0] : Kloprogge, Ion (67) 1172 [0]
25 Tuncer, Deniz (45) 1502 [0] : Cannon, Jim (68) 1167 [0]
26 Xue, Ollie (69) 1155 [0] : Beckman, John (46) 1500 [0]
27 Dale, Ari (47) 1499 [0] : Lyons, Linden (70) 1080 [0]
28 Brockman, Roland (49) 1483 [0] : Narenthran, Savithri (73) 952 [0]
29 Parsons, Sasha (71) 1072 [0] : Feduniw, Terry (50) 1467 [0]
30 Cook, Geoff L (51) 1465 [0] : Lemmel, Oliver (75) 933 [0]
31 Yung, Cameron (74) 937 [0] : Hibberd, Nathan (52) 1460 [0]
32 Tang, Jonathan (53) 1456 [0] : Kumar, Ashwin (76) 928 [0]
33 Gamage, Thumula (77) 872 [0] : Cross, Jamie (54) 1448 [0]
34 Loh, Zachary (55) 1432 [0] : Cannon, David (78) 870 [0]
35 Brennan, James (79) 860 [0] : Lakshman, Vinay (56) 1393 [0]
36 De Winter, Stephen (83) 807 [0] : D'Onofrio, Gus (57) 1392 [0]
37 Narenthran, Janaki (85) 679 [0] : Oswald, Franz (58) 1368 [0]
38 Poh, Clement (87) 570 [0] : Renzies, Elliott (59) 1326 [0]
39 Ng, Joshua (60) 1309 [0] : Puccini, Jack (82) 817 [0]
40 Chin, David (88) 437 [0] : Tsai, Peter (61) 1301 [0]
41 Fan, Phoebe (90) 221 [0] : Forster, Tim (62) 1293 [0]
42 Gibson, Kyle (63) 1285 [0] : Gu, Stephanie (86) 641 [0]
43 Fan, Enoch (65) 1243 [0] : Pecori, Rafael (89) 378 [0]
44 Lee, Geoff (72) 1018 [0] : BYE

Garvinator
12-06-2010, 06:12 PM
No half point bye in round one for JAK??

ER
12-06-2010, 09:13 PM
No half point bye in round one for JAK??
Fine by me, I am against getting 1/2 points for not showing up! That's how it should be and I :clap: the decision!

Publicist
12-06-2010, 10:52 PM
The results for round 2 and the draw for round 3 are now available on the CV web site. Please follow this link: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

Publicist
13-06-2010, 02:55 PM
1 Morris, James 2213 [3] : Smerdon, David C 2511 [3]
2 Rujevic, Mirko 2193 [3] : Goldenberg, Igor 2336 [3]
3 Teichmann, Erik 2321 [3] : Wallis, Christopher 2130 [3]
4 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2133 [3] : Cheng, Bobby 2280 [3]
5 Solomon, Stephen J 2387 [2.5] : Hacche, David J 2018 [2.5]
6 Liu, Nicholas 1612 [2.5] : Tang, Jason 1992 [2.5]
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2114 [2] : Lekkas, Frank 1629 [2.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1896 [2] : Yu, Sally 1731 [2]
9 Urban, Sylvester 1866 [2] : Zelesco, Karl 1604 [2]
10 Kildisas, Victor E 1860 [2] : Flude, David A 1594 [2]
11 Flitney, Adrian 1845 [2] : Yu, Allen 1554 [2]
12 Tuncer, Deniz 1502 [2] : Voon, Richard 1805 [2]
13 Lai, Gene 1564 [2] : Mijatovic, Bosko 1789 [2]
14 Davis, Tony J 1768 [2] : Cross, Jamie 1448 [2]
15 Tang, Jonathan 1456 [2] : Chan, Michael 1764 [2]
16 Tsagarakis, Angelo 1750 [2] : Oswald, Franz 1368 [2]
17 Fan, Enoch 1243 [2] : Ng, Isaac 1742 [2]
18 Kempen, Leon 1876 [1.5] : Dale, Ari 1499 [1.5]
19 Loh, Zachary 1432 [1.5] : Durani, Abdullah 1751 [1.5]
20 Brockman, Roland 1483 [1.5] : Bearup, Paul 1690 [1.5]
21 Xue, Ollie 1155 [1.5] : Chmiel, Rad 1675 [1.5]
22 Addamo, Michael 1589 [1.5] : Naude, Herman 1201 [1.5]
23 Devarajh, Joshua 1280 [1.5] : Potter, Christopher 1558 [1.5]
24 Cooper, Nigel 1557 [1.5] : Hibberd, Nathan 1460 [1.5]
25 Wyss, Felix 1758 [1] : Lyons, Linden 1080 [1]
26 Kloprogge, Ion 1172 [1] : Wijesuriya, Vineetha 1715 [1]
27 Feng, Thomas 1711 [1] : Cannon, Jim 1167 [1]
28 Narenthran, Savithri 952 [1] : Lawson, Shane 1575 [1]
29 Jacobs, Rodney M 1491 [1] : Lemmel, Oliver 933 [1]
30 Yung, Cameron 937 [1] : Feduniw, Terry 1467 [1]
31 Cook, Geoff L 1465 [1] : Chew Lee, Max 852 [1]
32 Gamage, Thumula 872 [1] : Lakshman, Vinay 1393 [1]
33 Cannon, David 870 [1] : D'Onofrio, Gus 1392 [1]
34 Renzies, Elliott 1326 [1] : Puccini, Jack 817 [1]
35 Ng, Joshua 1309 [1] : Ying, Jimmy 695 [1]
36 Poh, Clement 570 [1] : Tsai, Peter 1301 [1]
37 Gibson, Kyle 1285 [1] : Fan, Phoebe 221 [1]
38 Dale, Finley 831 [.5] : Gu, Stephanie 641 [.5]
39 Lee, Geoff 1018 [.5] : Beckman, John 1500 [0]
40 Parsons, Sasha 1072 [0] : Narenthran, Janaki 679 [0]
41 Brennan, James 860 [0] : Chin, David 437 [0]
42 De Winter, Stephen 807 [0] : Pecori, Rafael 378 [0]
43 Forster, Tim 1293 [1] 0:0 BYE
44 Kumar, Ashwin 928 [0] 0:0 BYE

Publicist
13-06-2010, 02:56 PM
1-8 Goldenberg, Igor 2386 2336 im 3
Cheng, Bobby 2290 2280 fm 3
Wallis, Christopher 2223 2130 3
Smerdon, David C 2531 2511 gm 3
Teichmann, Erik 2375 2321 fm 3
Dragicevic, Domagoj 2206 2133 3
Morris, James 2254 2213 im 3
Rujevic, Mirko 2257 2193 im 3
9-13 Tang, Jason 1975 1992 2.5
Hacche, David J 2111 2018 2.5
Liu, Nicholas 1847 1612 2.5
Solomon, Stephen J 2434 2387 im 2.5
Lekkas, Frank 1856 1629 2.5
14-34 Hamilton, Douglas G 2210 2114 fm 2
Kildisas, Victor E 2006 1860 2
Flitney, Adrian 1972 1845 2
Mijatovic, Bosko 1934 1789 2
Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2036 1896 2
Voon, Richard 1932 1805 2
Urban, Sylvester 2050 1866 2
Chan, Michael 1863 1764 2
Tsagarakis, Angelo 1750 2
Yu, Sally 1902 1731 2
Tuncer, Deniz 1704 1502 2
Tang, Jonathan 1456 2
Ng, Isaac 1722 1742 2
Lai, Gene 1564 2
Cross, Jamie 1629 1448 2
Zelesco, Karl 1604 2
Oswald, Franz 1368 2
Fan, Enoch 1818 1243 2
Davis, Tony J 1768 2
Flude, David A 1837 1594 2
Yu, Allen 1554 2
35-48 Bearup, Paul 1818 1690 1.5
Naude, Herman 1201 1.5
Devarajh, Joshua 1280 1.5
Durani, Abdullah 1751 1.5
Brockman, Roland 1734 1483 1.5
Kempen, Leon 2018 1876 1.5
Loh, Zachary 1664 1432 1.5
Addamo, Michael 1800 1589 1.5
Chmiel, Rad 1896 1675 1.5
Potter, Christopher 1487 1558 1.5
Cooper, Nigel 1770 1557 1.5
Xue, Ollie 1155 1.5
Dale, Ari 1780 1499 1.5
Hibberd, Nathan 1776 1460 1.5
49-76 Forster, Tim 1293 1
Wyss, Felix 1758 1
Wijesuriya, Vineetha 1884 1715 1
Feng, Thomas 1728 1711 1
Cook, Geoff L 1841 1465 1
Lawson, Shane 1845 1575 1
Chew Lee, Max 852 1
Feduniw, Terry 1467 1
D'Onofrio, Gus 1392 1
Kloprogge, Ion 1172 1
Fan, Phoebe 221 1
Lakshman, Vinay 1788 1393 1
Gamage, Thumula 872 1
Tsai, Peter 1301 1
Ng, Joshua 1309 1
Lyons, Linden 1080 1
Gibson, Kyle 1548 1285 1
Narenthran, Savithri 952 1
Cannon, David 870 1
Jacobs, Rodney M 1491 1
Ying, Jimmy 695 1
Poh, Clement 570 1
Yung, Cameron 937 1
Puccini, Jack 817 1
Renzies, Elliott 1663 1326 1
Cannon, Jim 1167 1
Lemmel, Oliver 933 1
Tuglaci, Serif 1532 1
77-80 Dale, Finley 831 0.5
Lee, Geoff 1018 0.5
Gu, Stephanie 641 0.5
Kocjancic, Eddie 1797 0.5
81-89 Kumar, Ashwin 928 0
Narenthran, Janaki 679 0
Beckman, John 1661 1500 0
Pecori, Rafael 378 0
Parsons, Sasha 1072 0
De Winter, Stephen 807 0
Brennan, James 860 0
Chin, David 437 0
Power, Paul 1631 0

Carl Gorka
13-06-2010, 03:06 PM
Live blog (http://mccchess.wordpress.com/)has started

Publicist
13-06-2010, 07:23 PM
1 Smerdon, David C 2511 [4] : Teichmann, Erik 2321 [4]
2 Cheng, Bobby 2280 [4] : Rujevic, Mirko 2193 [3.5]
3 Goldenberg, Igor 2336 [3.5] : Solomon, Stephen J 2387 [3.5]
4 Urban, Sylvester 1866 [3] : Morris, James 2213 [3]
5 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2133 [3] : Kildisas, Victor E 1860 [3]
6 Wallis, Christopher 2130 [3] : Liu, Nicholas 1612 [3]
7 Chan, Michael 1764 [3] : Hamilton, Douglas G 2114 [3]
8 Tang, Jason 1992 [3] : Tsagarakis, Angelo 1750 [3]
9 Ng, Isaac 1742 [3] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1896 [3]
10 Bearup, Paul 1690 [2.5] : Lai, Gene 1564 [3]
11 Voon, Richard 1805 [2.5] : Xue, Ollie 1155 [2.5]
12 Lekkas, Frank 1629 [2.5] : Tuncer, Deniz 1502 [2.5]
13 Yu, Allen 1554 [2.5] : Addamo, Michael 1589 [2.5]
14 Hibberd, Nathan 1460 [2.5] : Kempen, Leon 1876 [2]
15 Mijatovic, Bosko 1789 [2] : Jacobs, Rodney M 1491 [2]
16 Lakshman, Vinay 1393 [2] : Davis, Tony J 1768 [2]
17 Feduniw, Terry 1467 [2] : Wyss, Felix 1758 [2]
18 Durani, Abdullah 1751 [2] : Tang, Jonathan 1456 [2]
19 Yu, Sally 1731 [2] : Loh, Zachary 1432 [2]
20 Wijesuriya, Vineetha 1715 [2] : Oswald, Franz 1368 [2]
21 D'Onofrio, Gus 1392 [2] : Feng, Thomas 1711 [2]
22 Zelesco, Karl 1604 [2] : Renzies, Elliott 1326 [2]
23 Flude, David A 1594 [2] : Ng, Joshua 1309 [2]
24 Lawson, Shane 1575 [2] : Gibson, Kyle 1285 [2]
25 Potter, Christopher 1558 [2] : Fan, Enoch 1243 [2]
26 Dale, Ari 1499 [2] : Devarajh, Joshua 1280 [2]
27 Chmiel, Rad 1675 [1.5] : Lee, Geoff 1018 [1.5]
28 Chew Lee, Max 852 [1.5] : Brockman, Roland 1483 [1.5]
29 Naude, Herman 1201 [1.5] : Cook, Geoff L 1465 [1.5]
30 Cannon, Jim 1167 [1] : Dale, Finley 831 [1.5]
31 Puccini, Jack 817 [1] : Kloprogge, Ion 1172 [1]
32 Lyons, Linden 1080 [1] : De Winter, Stephen 807 [1]
33 Ying, Jimmy 695 [1] : Narenthran, Savithri 952 [1]
34 Narenthran, Janaki 679 [1] : Yung, Cameron 937 [1]
35 Lemmel, Oliver 933 [1] : Poh, Clement 570 [1]
36 Chin, David 437 [1] : Gamage, Thumula 872 [1]
37 Fan, Phoebe 221 [1] : Cannon, David 870 [1]
38 Gu, Stephanie 641 [.5] : Parsons, Sasha 1072 [0]
39 Beckman, John 1500 [0] : Brennan, James 860 [0]
40 Pecori, Rafael 378 [0] 1:0 BYE
41 Hacche, David J 2018 [2.5] : BYE
42 Flitney, Adrian 1845 [2.5] : BYE
43 Cooper, Nigel 1557 [1.5] : BYE
44 Cross, Jamie 1448 [3] : BYE
45 Tsai, Peter 1301 [2] : BYE
46 Forster, Tim 1293 [1] : BYE

Publicist
13-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Results up to round 4 and standings are now available on CV web site. Follow this link: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

Garvinator
13-06-2010, 11:42 PM
What is happening in Goldenberg-Solomon? Game has just stopped on move 48.

Publicist
14-06-2010, 01:46 AM
The results of the first 5 rounds and the draw for round 6 are now available on the CV web site. Please follow this link: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

MichaelBaron
14-06-2010, 01:00 PM
A big upset is cooking up on board 1: Cheng-Smerdon

Basil
14-06-2010, 01:14 PM
A big upset is cooking up on board 1: Cheng-Smerdon
Drawn.

MichaelBaron
14-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Final position looks clear advantage to White :(

Desmond
14-06-2010, 02:04 PM
Final position looks clear advantage to White :(I'm wondering about this too. Hard to convert I guess but why not try?

Carl Gorka
14-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Blog (http://mccchess.wordpress.com/) starting

Garvinator
14-06-2010, 03:26 PM
I'm wondering about this too. Hard to convert I guess but why not try?I wish the clock times were showing.

Kevin Bonham
14-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Blog (http://mccchess.wordpress.com/) starting

Thanks for that, good to read through in conjunction with the live games.

Carl Gorka
14-06-2010, 09:38 PM
Thanks for that, good to read through in conjunction with the live games.

Thanks:)

It was a pleasure to be at the tournament, it was both strong and friendly with lots of interesting chess, hats and scarfs.

Igor_Goldenberg
14-06-2010, 09:55 PM
Erik Teichmann and Bobby Cheng won their games and shared the victory in the tournament.
Well done!

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
14-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Well done to both Erik and Bobby - another Vic Open title for the former, and (I expect) the first of a fair number for the latter.

Publicist
15-06-2010, 02:14 AM
Full results with cross table are now available on the CV web site. Please follow this link: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm

ER
15-06-2010, 05:21 AM
Congratulations to all involved in the making of this great memorable tournament!
80+ players fought galiantly and in the true spirit of the game for 3 days in the hospitable and warm environment of the Box Hill and Canterbury Juniors Chess Club!
The congratulatory notes list is long!
First of all to the organisers!
CV officials and the BHCC stalwarts co-operated fully in order to run things smoothly and successfully!
Gerry Hartland - the official arbiter, assisted in a couple of instances by Marcus Raine, asserted his popular style of direction on a co-operative chessplaying lot!
Trevor Stanning - co-operated with Gerry in all aspects of keeping things in order including the difficult task of your DGT transmission during rounds!
Members of the BHCC and CJCC committees including mums and dads who were rostered for canteen duties and other tasks (including the very popular provision, preparation and serving of yummy goodies in the end of the tournament) so important in staging such an important event.
Notable visitors such as the Presidents of ACF and CV Mssrs Gary Wastell and Leonid Sandler, Chesskids reperesentatives Mssrs IM Robert Jamieson, Carl Gorka, officials of other Clubs and others.
An incredibly heart warming and friendly atmosphere exhibited by juniors of all Clubs. The kids analysed, playerd, joked and encouraged each other in a great spirit developed and promoted for so many by more senior members!
The joint winners of the main event FM Bobby Cheng (who actually made a short and to the point speech :clap: - well he only said "thank you" but that's an improvement of Bobby's very laconic standards :) - and IM Eric Teichman who congratulated the organisers as well as a the catering staff in his address! :)
The last couple of weeks before the staging of the tournament, I agitated, criticised, screamed, provoked, cried and in gererally tested the organisers' patience (not excluding my dear friends Gerry, Trevor and Leonid) in many ways.
My goal was to encourage participation and add as many behinds on seats as possible! If I overdid it with my melodramatic overtones I sincerely apologise! I totally deserve the stern - yet friendly and understanding as well as humorous dressing I received throughout the tournament.
An extra :clap: for Gerry, who apart from his other duties during the tournament kept us informed providing details of the tournament through the CV's website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/news_and_results.htm
Last but not least a big :clap: to Carl Gorka for blogging live the tournament and thanks for airing yours trully thoughts in a short but meaningful interview which you will find on Carl's blog link provided below in my signature!

MichaelBaron
15-06-2010, 11:07 AM
Nice to see so many rating group prizes. Even an IM could win a rating group prize!

Garvinator
15-06-2010, 12:05 PM
Nice to see so many rating group prizes. Even an IM could win a rating group prize!Got to be in it to win it!

AzureBlue
15-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Congratulations to Erik and Bobby! :clap: :clap:

Ian Rout
18-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Were the games recorded for live transmission archived anywhere? I can't see them on the CV or BHCC sites but I may be looking in the wrong place.

Z&MLoh
19-06-2010, 10:02 AM
Games posted in the other chat forum in the Vic Open thread starting from page 5.