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mikesguns
07-07-2010, 11:53 AM
Will the Best in the West tournament held at Hobsons Bay Chess Club be on this year?

Watto
07-07-2010, 12:16 PM
Will the Best in the West tournament held at Hobsons Bay Chess Club be on this year?
Yes, I've got a flyer here in our study; it's being hosted by Hobsons Bay/Yarraville CC at the Yarraville Club. It's on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd August, 5 rounds. Category 1 GP event.

Perhaps someone from the club could post the full notice?

Chigoresov
07-07-2010, 03:42 PM
HOBSONS BAY /YARRAVILLE CHESS CLUB PRESENTS

BEST IN THE WEST 2010

A Category 1 Australian Chess Grand Prix Tournament

DATE: Sat. August 21st Sun. August 22nd

VENUE: Our friendly chess club-rooms at the Yarraville Club,
135 Stephen St, Yarraville 3013. Melways ref 42B9

PRIZES: 1st prize $500 2nd prize $250 3rd prize $150
Players split into lower thirds for 2 rating group prizes of $150

CONTROLS: 60 minutes plus 30 sec per move.

SCHEDULE: Payment of unpaid players up to 10.20am Sat.
Sat. Round 1: 10.30am, Round 2: 2.00pm, Round 3: 5.30pm
Sun. Round 4: 10.30am, Round 5: 2.00pm, Prize-giving: 5.00pm

ENTRY FEE:$70 seniors; early $60
$60 concession {pensioners/full time students}; early$50
$50 juniors {U/18 as at 1/1/2010}; early $40
GM, IM, FM - no entry fee if we receive notice by early bird cut-off

NOTES: Entries received by Tuesday 10th August receive the early-bird discount.
Entries may be accepted at the venue up to a maximum of 32 participants.

CONTACT: Tony Davis: mob 0408 306 063 or Email: zugszwang@bigpond.com

Chigoresov
07-07-2010, 04:42 PM
1. The venue is NOT the church hall of recent Best in the Wests, but our beautiful club-rooms at the Yarraville club. Don't go to the wrong venue!
I have been assured that there are no bands booked for that weekend, so we can play some chess in relative peace.

2. The timing of this event is PERFECT for those who plan to play in Malaysia the following week and need to get their brains in gear.

3. Those who keep asking me 'Why is there a limit of 32 players'? let me just say that 2 to the power of 5 = 32 and you can work it out from there. I am open to opposing views however.

4. IA Gary Bekker has told me he will be honored to be the Arbiter.

5. FM Erik Teichmann has entered. FM's Cheng and Canfell are definite possibilities.

ER
07-07-2010, 04:46 PM
... 2 to the power of 5 = 32

and I thought I was bad in Maths! :P

Lekko
07-07-2010, 05:10 PM
and I thought I was bad in Maths! :P
2^3 = 8
2^4 = 16
2^5 = 32

>_>

ER
07-07-2010, 06:30 PM
Indigo girls no good? ok enough of this, this is a huge tournament, must be successful and I wish to make a humble contribution to its success! where do I send the money?

BTW for a great piece of history of the Hobson's Bay Chess Club incl details of the Best in the West background check here:
http://hobsonsbaychess.info/about/history.htm

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
07-07-2010, 10:52 PM
3. Those who keep asking me 'Why is there a limit of 32 players'? let me just say that 2 to the power of 5 = 32 and you can work it out from there. I am open to opposing views however.

The limitation of entries potentially presents organisers with an interesting dilemma. Given that entry is free for GMs, IMs and FMs (provided early entry), a limitation combined with this enticement may have the effect of increasing the strength of the competing field at the risk of increasing the likelihood of the event making a loss for the club.

The tournament has been a good tournament and it would be great to see the likes of West, Rujevic, Morris, Cheng, Goldenberg and others compete, particularly since the tournament doesn't conflict with the Vic Championships. But I hope the organisers have not made rods for their backs with this field limitation.

Chigoresov
08-07-2010, 12:19 AM
Elliot. I will gladly accept your entry and throw in some free maths lessons too! :doh:

The organiser has bravely decided to guarantee the prizes.

It is yet to be seen whether many top players have the guts to play (and win) in the Western Suburbs. We have a very dark car-park at the Yarraville club! :uhoh:

ER
08-07-2010, 01:02 AM
Thanks Chigoresov, I 've sent email to Tony!
Talking about the Best of the West, it was about a quarter of a century ago, when the late Vic Pateras took me to one of the rounds of the tournament.
I can't recall many details.
I remember the tournament was held in a beautiful, colourful hall, with hundreds of sports pictures and lots of trophies and other memorabilia on the walls and a roomy kitchen - canteen area and many players participating.
I remember clearly Vic driving me around Altona on the way back to the MCC then in Peel Street, North Melbourne, telling me about the problems faced by the people as a result of the factory chemicals.
It was the time when health problems, and later business and studies kept me away from Chess for many years.
I never saw Vic again after that night since he decided to take an early leave ...

Erik
08-07-2010, 03:09 PM
"it would be great to see the likes of West, Rujevic, Morris, Cheng, Goldenberg and others compete" (quote from above)

Tee hee :) Did you notice who won Ballarat in 2009 and 2010 and the Vic Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Melbourne Cup Weekender in 2009 (i.e. *all* the last 5 major Victorian weekenders)? I'll give you a clue - someone with a higher FIDE rating than all the above!
And yes he's playing BITW this year :)

Watto
08-07-2010, 03:28 PM
"it would be great to see the likes of West, Rujevic, Morris, Cheng, Goldenberg and others compete" (quote from above)

Tee hee :) Did you notice who won Ballarat in 2009 and 2010 and the Vic Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Melbourne Cup Weekender in 2009 (i.e. *all* the last 5 major Victorian weekenders)? I'll give you a clue - someone with a higher FIDE rating than all the above!
And yes he's playing BITW this year :)
Im not sure leaving you out was an oversight on the part of NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK. Its just that in post number 2 of this thread (point 5) it was clear you had definitely entered anyway, either way, its great for the tournament that you have. :D

Chigoresov
21-07-2010, 10:41 AM
It is only 1 month to go until the Best in the West !!

Following many requests I offer some more information:

1. This tournament is your chance to avoid the tediousness of the ELECTION WEEKEND. However, voting is compulsary before 6pm on the Saturday.

Fortunately, we are close to a voting outlet, Footscray City Primary School. Players from Hobson's Bay Chess Club will happily direct you there between Rounds 1 & 2.

Alternatively, you may choose to do an absent or early vote. I would check out
http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/ways_to_vote/#early
for more info a bit closer to 21st August.

2. For 32 players, 5 rounds are needed to determine a clear winner, since 25 = 2x2x2x2x2 = 32. In actual practice, there are usually many draws, so more players can be handled (a 5 round event can usually determine a clear winner for a section of at least 40 players, possibly more). So yes, it seems we can accommodate up to 40 players and given that happy situation, prize-money would be increased!

3. A half-point Bye will be granted, if requested before the start of the tournament, for any Round 1-3.

4. We have paid The Yarraville Club to have Tea and Coffee making facilities in the playing area - just drop in $1 per cup. There will also be various soft drinks for $2.

5. Don't miss out! Check the contact details above. :rolleyes:

ER
21-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Looking forward to it! :) How's the entry front forming up? :) Any chance for Julia visiting the venue during the tournament? After all it's her electorate isn't it???? :)

Chigoresov
26-07-2010, 04:28 PM
OK...for those of you contemplating playing and are saying to themselves "I can't play because I have to vote and stay in my electorate". Rubbish!!
As long as you know the name of your electorate you can do an absentee vote on the day at the close-to-the-venue Polling station. Problem solved and I don't want to hear this excuse again.

As far as the top entries go:

Bobby Cheng and Erik Teichmann have entered.

Guy West and Greg Canfell are giving careful consideration.

Others in approximate order of entry:

Jake Kostrzewa
Chris Mullen
Tony Davis
Angelo Tsagarakis
Roland Brockman
Mark Salanowski
Justin Tan
Dean Hogg
Davis Stimson
Kyle Gibson
Elliot Renzies
Mohammed Cheema
Calvin Bennett
Emmanuel Wong

Others thinking about it are:
Jean Watson
Kai Tan
Thai Lai
Adrian Flitney
YOU POSSIBLY:hmm: (drop me an email as above!)

Watto
29-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Guy West and Greg Canfell are giving careful consideration.
...Others thinking about it are:
Jean Watson
...
Hi Chigoresov. Count Guy and me in. We’re definite entries.

Cheers,
Jean

ER
29-07-2010, 02:18 PM
Hi Chigoresov. Count Guy and me in. Were definite entries.

Cheers,
Jean

Now, I know I should know that, but has it ever happened before?

I mean

West best in the West???

Igor_Goldenberg
29-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Now, I know I should know that, but has it ever happened before?

I mean

West best in the West???
1993, 1994 (both times defeating Johansen!). Must be more, but I haven't played (at the same time as Guy) since then.

ER
29-07-2010, 03:28 PM
1993, 1994 (both times defeating Johansen!). Must be more, but I haven't played (at the same time as Guy) since then.

wow, thanks!
Now I have to ask Guy a couple of suplementery questions to complete his interview!
I might be suffessful with Guy, but I don't fancy my chances vs Kevin re interview indexetion.
Oops just looking in my notes I just discovered that I had neglected to post Guy's two all time favourite games!
At least I spelled "oops" right this time ok Guy? :)

Chigoresov
04-08-2010, 06:28 PM
Updated list of participants in order of entry:

Jake Kostrzewa
Chris Mullen
Tony Davis
Angelo Tsagarakis
Roland Brockman
Erik Teichmann
Mark Salanowski
Justin Tan
Dean Hogg
David Stimson
Kyle Gibson
Elliot Renzies
Mohammed Cheema
Calvin Bennett
Bobby Cheng
Emmanuel Wong
Jean Watson
Guy West
Peter Wallmueller
Joerg Wallmueller

Others thinking about it are:
Greg Canfell
James Morris
Kai Tan
Thai Lai
Adrian Flitney
Endre Simon
YOU?! :hmm: (send an email to zugszwang@bigpond.com)

Chigoresov
09-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Apparently that sort of promotion works for chess tournaments.

Seriously folks, it's a strong field and early bird finishes tomorrow, so get in touch and don't miss out!:wink:

ER
09-08-2010, 06:42 PM
Apparently that sort of promotion works for chess tournaments.

Seriously folks, it's a strong field and early bird finishes tomorrow, so get in touch and don't miss out!:wink:

That's really great news! Greg is a well known and respected personality as a player as well as the FIDE ratings officer and I am sure he 'll be very welcome for the tournament! :) :clap:
BTW good to see Nos. of entries increasing! That's very good news too!

Metro
09-08-2010, 06:54 PM
That's really great news! Greg is a well known and respected personality as a player as well as the FIDE ratings officer and I am sure he 'll be very welcome for the tournament! :) :clap:
BTW good to see Nos. of entries increasing! That's very good news too!
I think the last time I saw Shirty was at the Australian Masters at the Reserve Bank in Collins Street.What year was that?:D

ER
09-08-2010, 07:19 PM
I think the last time I saw Shirty was at the Australian Masters at the Reserve Bank in Collins Street.What year was that?:D
If it's the one I am thinking about, it coincided with my return from Europe and a major operation I underwent at the Alfred! 1989?

Chigoresov
10-08-2010, 07:19 PM
Teichmann, Erik 2321 fm
Canfell, Gregory J 2315 fm
Cheng, Bobby 2280 fm
West, Guy 2271 im
Hogg, Dean 1909
Tan, Justin 1891
Ly, Thai 1848
Davis, Tony J 1701
Tsagarakis, Angelo 1700
Bennett, Calvin 1625
Addamo, Michael 1598
Wallmueller, Joerg 1523
Salanowski, Mark 1495
Brockman, Roland 1483
Cheema, Mohammad 1481
Kostrzewa, Jake 1408
Stimson, David 1333
Renzies, Elliott 1326
Gibson, Kyle 1285
Watson, Jean 1278
Wallmueller, Peter 1239
Mullen, Chris 1030
Wong, Emmanuel u/r

Garvinator
10-08-2010, 08:33 PM
Teichmann, Erik 2321 fm
Canfell, Gregory J 2315 fm
Cheng, Bobby 2280 fm
West, Guy 2271 im
Hogg, Dean 1909
Tan, Justin 1891
Ly, Thai 1848
Davis, Tony J 1701
Tsagarakis, Angelo 1700
Bennett, Calvin 1625
Addamo, Michael 1598
Wallmueller, Joerg 1523
Salanowski, Mark 1495
Brockman, Roland 1483
Cheema, Mohammad 1481
Kostrzewa, Jake 1408
Stimson, David 1333
Renzies, Elliott 1326
Gibson, Kyle 1285
Watson, Jean 1278
Wallmueller, Peter 1239
Mullen, Chris 1030
Wong, Emmanuel u/r

Chigoresov
15-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Shocking week of weather next week.:( Come along and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the Yarraville Club for an enjoyable weekend of chess.:D

For early voting click on your electorate at
http://www.aec.gov.au/election/vic/index.htm and scroll down to find your closest early voting centre.

James Morris and Domagoj Dragicevic are now considering playing.:hmm:

ER
15-08-2010, 04:03 PM
Hi Chigoresov, I think a good idea would be to publish some detailed "how to get there" information!

Chigoresov
15-08-2010, 04:32 PM
If you're traveling by car from the East, you need to take the first exit (Williamstown Rd) after crossing the West Gate Bridge.
http://www.yarravilleclub.com.au/Y2NpZD0xMzUyJmNhaWQ9MTgwMDkmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTUxNTU4Mj M3Ng%3D%3D

If you come by train, take the Werribee line, get off at Yarraville Station, a 3 minute walk eastwards down Anderson and Schild St until cross-street Stephen St and you will see the Yarraville Club on your right.
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&q=anderson+st+yarraville&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Anderson+St,+Yarraville+VIC+3013&gl=au&ei=fIhnTPjZN4zvcObg6I8F&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQ8gEwAA

ER
15-08-2010, 07:11 PM
If you're traveling by car from the East, you need to take the first exit (Williamstown Rd) after crossing the West Gate Bridge.
http://www.yarravilleclub.com.au/Y2NpZD0xMzUyJmNhaWQ9MTgwMDkmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTUxNTU4Mj M3Ng%3D%3D

If you come by train, take the Werribee line, get off at Yarraville Station, a 3 minute walk eastwards down Anderson and Schild St until cross-street Stephen St and you will see the Yarraville Club on your right.
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&q=anderson+st+yarraville&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Anderson+St,+Yarraville+VIC+3013&gl=au&ei=fIhnTPjZN4zvcObg6I8F&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQ8gEwAA

Excellent thanks :)

Chigoresov
20-08-2010, 10:45 AM
There is still room for those considering playing the Best in the West this weekend.:owned:

It will probably be the strongest field in the tournament's almost 30 year history!

Anyone planning on taking a train from the city to Yarraville will need to be aware of the following change to the timetable for that weekend:
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/assets/PDFs/Buses-replacing-trains/August-2010/WilliamstownWerribee2128Aug.pdf

Looking forward to seeing a few more last-minute attendees!!

Or give Tony Davis a call 0408 306 063 or email zugszwang@bigpond.com

ER
20-08-2010, 04:56 PM
I just checked with Metlink, there are trains scheduled to depart from Flinders Street Station at 9.19 am and 9.39 am for this Sat. I would suggest to those using public transport to, use the former since (as it is referred to Chigoresov's link) there will be delays expected!

MichaelBaron
22-08-2010, 12:24 AM
any results?

Bill Gletsos
22-08-2010, 01:21 AM
1-2 Cheng, Bobby 2280 fm 3
West, Guy 2271 im 3
3-10 Canfell, Gregory J 2315 fm 2
Hogg, Dean 1909 2
Teichmann, Erik 2321 fm 2
Ly, Thai 1848 2
Davis, Tony J 1701 2
Tsagarakis, Angelo 1700 2
Tan, Justin 1891 2
Bennett, Calvin 1625 2
11-13 Addamo, Michael 1589 1.5
Watson, Jean 1278 1.5
Stead, Kerry 1966 1.5
14-19 Gibson, Kyle 1285 1
Naude, Herman 1
Brockman, Roland 1483 1
Kostrzewa, Jake 1408 1
Mullen, Chris 1030 1
Salanowski, Mark 1495 1
20 Ramos, Antonio 1472 0.5
21-22 Cheema, Mohammad 1481 0
Wong, Emmanuel 0

MichaelBaron
22-08-2010, 10:10 PM
I imagine the tourney is over now...

Watto
22-08-2010, 11:03 PM
I imagine the tourney is over now...
I don't have access to the official results but in the open section
3 people tied for first on 4/5: Greg Canfell, Justin Tan, Guy West
I can remember some of the rest of the results but not all so I might leave it to someone else to post about them.

It was an excellent venue - large with good facilities. Congratulations to the organisers (especially Tony Davis and IA Gary Bekker) for a very enjoyable weekender. :clap:

ER
22-08-2010, 11:53 PM
I imagine the tourney is over now...
A bit of suspense won't hurt! :) good on them for organising a great tournament! I wish I will be luckier or rather less unlucky next year and be there myself! :clap:s again for Tony and the other guys from Hobson's Bay Chess Club. I also hope that their distinguished guest Greg Canfell enjoyed his staying in Melbourne! Apologies for not being able to see him and say "hi" in my short stay at the venue yesterday! Last but not least, congratulations to Guy, Greg and Justin for their win :clap: and thanks Watto for letting us know! :)

mikesguns
23-08-2010, 07:37 AM
A bit of suspense won't hurt! :) good on them for organising a great tournament! I wish I will be luckier or rather less unlucky next year and be there myself! :clap:s again for Tony and the other guys from Hobson's Bay Chess Club. I also hope that their distinguished guest Greg Canfell enjoyed his staying in Melbourne! Apologies for not being able to see him and say "hi" in my short stay at the venue yesterday! Last but not least, congratulations to Guy, Greg and Justin for their win :clap: and thanks Watto for letting us know! :)
Thank you JAK for your $50 donation which went to Bobby Cheng who was the best junior not winning a prize on 3.5

Chigoresov
23-08-2010, 10:39 AM
Final results:


Place Name Loc Title Score
1-3 Canfell, Gregory J 2315 fm 4
West, Guy 2271 im 4
Tan, Justin 1891 4
4-5 Cheng, Bobby 2280 fm 3.5
Teichmann, Erik 2321 fm 3.5
6-9 Hogg, Dean 1909 3
Davis, Tony J 1701 3
Stead, Kerry 1966 3
Bennett, Calvin 1625 3
10-15 Ly, Thai 1848 2.5
Addamo, Michael 1589 2.5
Gibson, Kyle 1285 2.5
Salanowski, Mark 1495 2.5
Brockman, Roland 1483 2.5
Ramos, Antonio 1472 2.5
16-18 Tsagarakis, Angelo 1700 2
Watson, Jean 1278 2
Kostrzewa, Jake 1408 2
19-21 Mullen, Chris 1030 1
Naude, Herman 1
Cheema, Mohammad 1481 1
22 Wong, Emmanuel 0



Greg had a successful trip down south but complained that his friend Michael wasn't there to share the spoils.
Guy learned that digital clocks don't recognise lightning hand-speed.
Justin quietly slipped under the radar.
Bobby, a little tired in the last round, failed to subdue the Canfell Panda.
Erik almost clawed back into contention after stumbling to a top performance by Hogg in the second.
Bennett and Davis, despite being very much under the weather (one self-induced, one act of God) somehow managed the middle rating group.
Gibson and Ramos won the final rating group with a respectable 50%. Antonio was not seen during the closing ceremony, deciding to donate his winnings (and jacket) to the Yarraville Club via the pokies.
Faces making an appearance during the weekend, but not taking part included Morris, Leroy, Caissa, Pattinson, Renzies.
The disruptive Abbot vs Gillard game was one of the few draws to be seen.

Watto
23-08-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks Chigoresov. Any chance of a cross table?

Garvinator
23-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Thanks Chigoresov. Any chance of a cross table?
Agreed. Cross Table please :)

Chigoresov
23-08-2010, 11:28 AM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Canfell, Gregory J 2315 4 13:W 3:W 2:L 7:W 4:W
2 West, Guy 2271 4 21:W 7:W 1:W 4:D 5:D
3 Tan, Justin 1891 4 12:W 1:L 18:W 16:W 6:W
4 Cheng, Bobby 2280 3.5 14:W 10:W 6:W 2:D 1:L
5 Teichmann, Erik 2321 3.5 11:W 6:L 16:W 10:W 2:D
6 Hogg, Dean 1909 3 18:W 5:W 4:L 9:W 3:L
7 Davis, Tony J 1701 3 19:W 2:L 12:W 1:L 18:W
8 Stead, Kerry 1966 3 15:W 16:L 11:D 17:W 10:D
9 Bennett, Calvin 1625 3 22:W 11:L 19:W 6:L 16:W
10 Ly, Thai 1848 2.5 17:W 4:L 20:W 5:L 8:D
11 Addamo, Michael 1589 2.5 5:L 9:W 8:D 13:L 21:W
12 Gibson, Kyle 1285 2.5 3:L 13:W 7:L 14:D 19:W
13 Salanowski, Mark 1495 2.5 1:L 12:L 22:W 11:W 17:D
14 Brockman, Roland 1483 2.5 4:L 17:L 21:W 12:D 20:W
15 Ramos, Antonio 1472 2.5 8:L 20:L 0:D 19:W 22:W
16 Tsagarakis, Angelo 1700 2 20:W 8:W 5:L 3:L 9:L
17 Watson, Jean 1278 2 10:L 14:W 0:D 8:L 13:D
18 Kostrzewa, Jake 1408 2 6:L 22:W 3:L 20:W 7:L
19 Mullen, Chris 1030 1 7:L 21:W 9:L 15:L 12:L
20 Naude, Herman 1 16:L 15:W 10:L 18:L 14:L
21 Cheema, Mohammad 1481 1 2:L 19:L 14:L 22:W 11:L
22 Wong, Emmanuel 0 9:L 18:L 13:L 21:L 15:L

Metro
23-08-2010, 02:08 PM
Greg had a successful trip down south but complained that his friend Michael wasn't there to share the spoils.
Ooh you are awful.Whose shout is it?;)

Watto
23-08-2010, 10:51 PM
Here is a selection of games from the top boards (courtesy of Gary Bekker):
Event: Best in the West
Date: 2010.08.21
Round: 2
White: Canfell, Gregory
Black: Tan, Justin
Result: 1-0
ECO: C85
WhiteElo: 2315
BlackElo: 1891

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Qe1 Nd7 8. b3 c5 9. Bb2 Bd6 10. d3 O-O 11. Nbd2 f6 12. Nc4 Nb8 13. Nh4 Nc6 14. Rd1 g6 15. Nxd6 cxd6 16. f4 exf4 17. Rxf4 Ne5 18. Qg3 Kh8 19. Rdf1 Qe7 20. R4f2 Bd7 21. h3 b5 22. Bxe5 fxe5 23. Qxg6 Rae8 24. Rf7 Rxf7 25. Rxf7 hxg6 26. Nxg6+ Kg8 27. Rxe7 Rxe7 28. Nxe7+ Kf7 29. Nd5 a5 30. Kf2 Kg6 31. g4 a4 32. bxa4 bxa4 33. a3 Bb5 34. c4 Bd7 35. Kg3 Be6 36. Nb6 1-0

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Date "2010.08.21"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Hogg, Dean"]
[Black "Teichmann, Erik"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteElo "1909"]
[BlackElo "2321"]

1. d4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d5 Ne5 4. c4 Nxf3+ 5. gxf3 g6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. e4 c5 8. Be3
a6 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. Bd3 Qb6 11. a4 Nf6 12. O-O O-O 13. Ra3 Rad8 14. Ne2 Qc7 15.
b4 Bc8 16. bxc5 dxc5 17. Bf4 e5 18. Bg5 Rde8 19. Ng3 h5 20. Bc2 Qd6 21. Rb1 Nh7
22. a5 Nxg5 23. Qxg5 Bf6 24. Qh6 Qd8 25. Nxh5 gxh5 26. Kh1 Bg7 27. Qxh5 Qf6 28.
Rg1 Rd8 29. f4 Rfe8 30. Rag3 Kf8 31. Rxg7 Qxf4 32. R7g5 Qxf2 33. Qh8+ Ke7 34.
Qxe5+ Be6 35. Rf5 Qxc2 36. Rxf7+ 1-0

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.08.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "West, Guy"]
[Black "Canfell, Greg"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B21"]
[WhiteElo "2271"]
[BlackElo "2315"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. exd5 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nxd5 5. Ne5 e6 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. bxc3 Nd7 8.
Bb5 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Qh5 Nf6 11. Qe2 Nd5 12. Bd3 Qh4 13. g3 Qe7 14. Be4 Nf6
15. Bg2 Rb8 16. c4 Qc7 17. Bb2 a6 18. a4 b6 19. Nc6 Rb7 20. Ra3 Bd7 21. Ne5
Rbb8 22. g4 b5 23. axb5 axb5 24. g5 Ne8 25. Rh3 f6 26. Rxh7 fxe5 27. Qh5 1-0

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Date "2010.08.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Teichmann, Erik"]
[Black "Tsagarakis, Angelo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2321"]
[BlackElo "1700"]

1. b4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb2 Bf5 5. Nf3 e6 6. b5 h6 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O
9. a4 a6 10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. Nd4 dxc4 12. bxc6 Ne5 13. cxb7 Rb8 14. f4 Nd3 15.
Bxd3 Bxd3 16. Nc6 Qc7 17. Nxe7+ Qxe7 18. Ba3 Qxb7 19. Bxf8 Bxf1 20. Qxf1 Rxf8
21. Qxc4 Rc8 22. Qd3 Qc6 23. h3 a5 24. Rb1 Qc7 25. Rb5 Rd8 26. Qe2 Kh7 27. Qe1
Kg8 28. d4 Ra8 29. Qd2 Qc4 30. Rc5 Qb4 31. Qc2 Qa3 32. Kh2 Qa1 33. Qd2 Nd7 34.
Rc7 Nb6 35. Qc2 Qe1 36. Qe4 Rb8 37. f5 exf5 38. Qxf5 Rf8 39. Qe5 Qh4 40. Qc5
Na8 41. Rc8 Rd8 42. Nd5 Kh7 43. Ne7 Rd7 44. Qf5+ 1-0

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Date "2010.08.22"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Cheng, Bobby"]
[Black "West, Guy"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A41"]
[WhiteElo "2280"]
[BlackElo "2271"]

1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. d5 f5 4. e4 Nf6 5. exf5 Bxf5 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Nge2 O-O 8. Ng3
Bg6 9. Bd3 Qe8 10. Qc2 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Nbd7 12. Nce4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Qg6 14. O-O
Nf6 15. Re1 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 Qxe4 17. Rxe4 c6 18. Be3 cxd5 19. cxd5 Rfc8 20. Rc1
Rxc1+ 21. Bxc1 Rc8 22. Be3 a5 23. Ra4 Rc2 24. Rxa5 Rxb2 25. g3 Kf7 26. Kg2 Bd8
27. Ra7 e4 28. a4 Kg6 29. Ra8 Bf6 30. Re8 Rb4 31. Re6 Rxa4 32. Rxd6 Rb4 33. Rd7
Kf5 34. Bf4 h5 35. h4 Rb1 36. d6 Ke6 37. Rc7 b5 38. d7 Rd1 39. Rb7 Rxd7 40.
Rxb5 Rd5 41. Rxd5 1/2-1/2

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Date "2010.08.22"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Ly, Thai"]
[Black "Teichmann, Erik"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "1848"]
[BlackElo "2321"]
[EventDate "2010.08.21"]

1. d4 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nge7 5. Nc3 Nxd4 6. Qxd4 Nc6 7. Qe3 Bb4
8. Bd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d6 10. h4 f5 11. Bc4+ Kh8 12. h5 h6 13. Ne2 Bxd2+ 14. Qxd2
Ne5 15. Bb3 fxe4 16. Nf4 Bf5 17. g4 Nxg4 18. Rdg1 Kh7 19. Ne6 Bxe6 20. Bxe6
Rxf2 21. Qd4 Qg5+ 22. Kb1 Qe5 23. Qxe5 Nxe5 24. Bd5 Rf4 25. Re1 Nf3 26. Re2 c6
0-1

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Date "2010.08.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Canfell, Greg"]
[Black "Cheng, Bobby"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C04"]
[WhiteElo "2315"]
[BlackElo "2280"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nc6 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nd7 6. Be2 f6 7. exf6 Qxf6 8.
Nf1 Bd6 9. Ne3 O-O 10. O-O Nb6 11. c4 dxc4 12. Nxc4 Nxc4 13. Bxc4 h6 14. Qd3
Kh8 15. Qe4 e5 16. Nh4 Ne7 17. Bd3 Nf5 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Nf3 Re8 20. Bf4 Bxf4
21. Qxe8+ Kh7 22. Rae1 Bd6 23. Ne5 b6 24. Nd7 Qg5 25. f4 Qg6 26. Qxg6+ Kxg6 27.
Re8 Kf7 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Bxf5 Re8 30. Bg4 1-0

[Event "Best in the West"]
[Date "2010.08.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Teichmann, Erik"]
[Black "West, Guy"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A57"]
[WhiteElo "2321"]
[BlackElo "2271"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. e3 axb5 6. Bxb5 Qa5+ 7. Nc3 Bb7 8.
Bc4 e6 9. Bd2 Qb6 10. Qf3 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Bxd5 13. Qxd5 Qxb2 14.
Rd1 Nc6 15. Bc1 Qb4+ 16. Kf1 Qg4 17. Ne2 Qe6 18. Nc3 Be7 19. g3 Qxd5 20. Rxd5
Nb4 21. Rd2 c4 22. Kg2 Bf6 23. Nb5 c3 24. Rdd1 Rxa2 25. e4 O-O 26. Rxd7 Ra5 27.
Nd6 Rd8 28. Rxd8+ Bxd8 29. Be3 Nc2 30. Rc1 Nxe3+ 31. fxe3 Ra2+ 32. Kf3 Ba5 33.
Nb5 Rxh2 34. Ra1 Bb4 35. Ra8+ Bf8 36. Nxc3 g6 37. e5 Kg7 38. Nd5 Rh5 39. Ke4
Rg5 40. Ra7 Rxg3 41. e6 Bd6 42. Rxf7+ Kh6 43. e7 Bxe7 44. Nxe7 Rh3 45. Kf4 Rh4+
46. Kf3 Kg5 47. Nd5 Rh1 48. Nf4 Kh6 49. Rb7 Rf1+ 50. Ke2 Ra1 51. e4 g5 52. Rb6+
Kg7 53. Nh5+ Kf7 54. Kf3 Rh1 55. Ng3 Rh4 56. Nf5 Rf4+ 57. Ke3 h5 58. Kd4 h4 59.
Ke5 h3 60. Rb7+ Kg6 61. Rb3 h2 62. Rh3 Rf2 63. Ne3 Rf3 64. Rxh2 Rxe3 65. Rg2
1/2-1/2

ER
23-08-2010, 11:05 PM
Thank you JAK for your $50 donation which went to Bobby Cheng who was the best junior not winning a prize on 3.5

Thanks Michael, I wish I could do more for such a nice and well organised tournament! :clap:



Here is a selection of games from the top boards (courtesy of Gary Bekker):


Thanks Jean, nice of you and Gary! :)

Adamski
23-08-2010, 11:30 PM
Well done to the 3 winners. Good to see a vistor from NSW finihing first equal. Well done, Greg!

Kai
10-09-2010, 10:27 AM
Funnily, there is an article in last week's Sunday Herald by Gary Wastell reporting on Best in the West as follows:

"Seven-time NSW champion Greg Canfell and former national junior champion Justin Tan, also from Sydney, conducted a successful raid on Yarraville's recent Best in the West weekender, collecting two-thirds of the major prize fund by tying for first with Victorian IM Guy West. Canfell won neatly when the visitors met in Round 2....." Gary Wastell then reports on the game between Justin and Greg.

The "retired" Justin Tan must be tickled to see himself re-surrected in the chess world, reported in the newspaper with a game no less :lol:

Ninja
10-09-2010, 11:00 AM
Funnily, there is an article in last week's Sunday Herald by Gary Wastell reporting on Best in the West as follows:

The "retired" Justin Tan must be tickled to see himself re-surrected in the chess world, reported in the newspaper with a game no less :lol:
Just shows how in touch our esteemed ACF officials are (Even the Victorian ones:hand: )

MichaelBaron
10-09-2010, 12:42 PM
Just shows how in touch our esteemed ACF officials are (Even the Victorian ones:hand: )
:clap: Like if we did not know how in touch they are...

Rhubarb
11-09-2010, 01:19 AM
Funnily, there is an article in last week's Sunday Herald by Gary Wastell reporting on Best in the West as follows:

"Seven-time NSW champion Greg Canfell and former national junior champion Justin Tan, also from Sydney, conducted a successful raid on Yarraville's recent Best in the West weekender, collecting two-thirds of the major prize fund by tying for first with Victorian IM Guy West. Canfell won neatly when the visitors met in Round 2....." Gary Wastell then reports on the game between Justin and Greg.

The "retired" Justin Tan must be tickled to see himself re-surrected in the chess world, reported in the newspaper with a game no less :lol: I'm sure Gary would retract or apologise for the error when he finds out (if he hasn't already).

In Chigoresov's entertaining post 39 on the tournament, he writes: "Justin quietly slipped under the radar," which refers to his path to equal first in the tournament. In a wider sense he's been on my radar for a couple of years now (originally to resolve rating IDs), but his results are showing that rather than being the other Justin Tan, he's rapidly becoming the Justin Tan.

Kevin Bonham
11-09-2010, 03:05 AM
:clap: Like if we did not know how in touch they are...

Yeah right, one mistake by one person who happens to be an ACF official and off go a couple of posters overgeneralising about all "ACF officials". :rolleyes:

ER
11-09-2010, 06:53 AM
Yeah right, one mistake by one person who happens to be an ACF official and off go a couple of posters overgeneralising about all "ACF officials". :rolleyes:

Oh c'mon now Kev after the following very encouraging, promoting and supporting statements throughout the tournament ...


any results?

and


I imagine the tourney is over now...

Michael deserves the right to be a little critical or does he? :P :lol:

Kai
11-09-2010, 07:57 AM
I'm sure Gary would retract or apologise for the error when he finds out (if he hasn't already).

In Chigoresov's entertaining post 39 on the tournament, he writes: "Justin quietly slipped under the radar," which refers to his path to equal first in the tournament. In a wider sense he's been on my radar for a couple of years now (originally to resolve rating IDs), but his results are showing that rather than being the other Justin Tan, he's rapidly becoming the Justin Tan.

Thanks, Shirty for your compliment. Justin personally doesn't mind at all being under the radar. Having said that, he was quite excited to see that he got reported in the newspaper (it's the first game of his to be reported, though he got a bit crushed by you :eek: ), and then was a bit disappointed to see it was a bit of a joke.

Kai
11-09-2010, 08:00 AM
Yeah right, one mistake by one person who happens to be an ACF official and off go a couple of posters overgeneralising about all "ACF officials". :rolleyes:

Of course, I don't agree that it shows all ACF officials to be out of touch. But the error is surprising from an ACF official. Of course, I understand that there are many players in the list with the same name - especially Chinese ones - and one cannot expect all ACF officials to know whether any particular player also has a namesake. However, the younger Justin is a pretty active player, in Victoria, interstate and overseas, and has been well-known in the chess-playing community for a few years now. Though the younger Justin is "under the radar" (especially when we have such exceptional talent like Bobby here), he has been a top junior for a few years now.

P.S. Trivial fact: Bobby and Justin are born one day apart. In fact, due to time differences in the countries they were born in, it seems they may only be a few hours apart in age.:lol:

Kevin Bonham
11-09-2010, 04:14 PM
Michael deserves the right to be a little critical or does he? :P :lol:

Completely different issue.

I'm also quite surprised by the error because I was well aware of the situation with the two Justin Tans. Anyway I have emailed Gary to make sure he is aware of it now.

ER
11-09-2010, 05:45 PM
Completely different issue.


Just in case you didn't get it I was only joking with Michael ok? Your posting was only used for background noise! :P

Metro
12-09-2010, 02:01 AM
Next year the Best In West may not be around after loss the tournament made . Which l'am not going to say ! certainly prize structure needs to be look at otherwise it will keeping happening . Sponsorship will be ideal ! ,but as we know the corporate dollar is hard to get with something in return for them
10-09-2010 03:40 PM deanhogg in the shoutbox

I would implore the Club to increase it's bank balance so that it can financially support the tournament! How to do this? I have made these points in person to Club member/s so now it's over to them.

Chigoresov
21-09-2010, 02:50 PM
People, chill out.:hand:

This year's tournament was a huge success!

There is no problem with Best in the West making a small loss this year, partially due to the Election - we still had 22 players.

As I had said before, prize-money was guaranteed - think of it as me giving back to the sport/past-time which has given me so much for 35 years.

Best in the West 2011 will go ahead, hopefully, of course, with closer to 30 entrants.

ER
21-09-2010, 04:09 PM
People, chill out.:hand:
Make that chillax??? includes relax as well! :P

Best in the West 2011 will go ahead, hopefully, of course, with closer to 30 entrants
Can I enter now? Same conditions (incl donation) as in this year? thanks!

Erik
23-09-2010, 03:47 PM
Of course you could run a fundraising simul ($20-25 a head), say a month before the tnmnt. You could probably get one of the top regulars to do this for free (yes I'm offering though I'll be in Europe next July), and this will also interest people in the actual tournament :)

Metro
23-09-2010, 09:40 PM
Of course you could run a fundraising simul ($20-25 a head), say a month before the tnmnt. You could probably get one of the top regulars to do this for free (yes I'm offering though I'll be in Europe next July), and this will also interest people in the actual tournament :)
Sounds good:clap: I will play if I can.