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Grant Szuveges
31-10-2010, 11:29 PM
MCC
GRAND PRIX

In 2011, our 5 Monday evening FIDE rated tournaments will form a grand prix, whereby a player’s scores from all 5 events will add up to form a grand prix score at the end of the year. The tournaments included are:

MCC Club Championship (Feb 7th – Apr 11th)
City Of Melbourne Open (May 2nd – Jul 4th)
Edwin Malitis Memorial (Jul 18th – Aug 29th)
MCC Open (Sep 12th – Nov 14th)
Bob Brooking Round Robins (Nov 21st – Dec 19th)

Every point a player scores in any of these events, equals a grand prix point, for example if a player scores 5.5 points in the club championship and 4 points in the City of Melbourne, they will have accumulated 9.5 points over the two events. At the end of the year, the players with the highest number of points will win the grand prix prizes.

1st, $250
2nd, $150
3rd, $100

1st under 1800, $250
2nd under 1800, $150
3rd under 1800, $100

1st under 1500, $250
2nd under 1500, $150
3rd under 1500, $100

Best junior, $50

The rating used all year for grand prix purposes will be the players ACF rating on February 7th (the first day of the Club Championship). Players can only win one prize.

For any questions, please call Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075.

MichaelBaron
01-11-2010, 10:46 AM
MCC
GRAND PRIX

In 2011, our 5 Monday evening FIDE rated tournaments will form a grand prix, whereby a player’s scores from all 5 events will add up to form a grand prix score at the end of the year. The tournaments included are:

MCC Club Championship (Feb 7th – Apr 11th)
City Of Melbourne Open (May 2nd – Jul 4th)
Edwin Malitis Memorial (Jul 18th – Aug 29th)
MCC Open (Sep 12th – Nov 14th)
Bob Brooking Round Robins (Nov 21st – Dec 19th)

Every point a player scores in any of these events, equals a grand prix point, for example if a player scores 5.5 points in the club championship and 4 points in the City of Melbourne, they will have accumulated 9.5 points over the two events. At the end of the year, the players with the highest number of points will win the grand prix prizes.

1st, $250
2nd, $150
3rd, $100

1st under 1800, $250
2nd under 1800, $150
3rd under 1800, $100

1st under 1500, $250
2nd under 1500, $150
3rd under 1500, $100

Best junior, $50

The rating used all year for grand prix purposes will be the players ACF rating on February 7th (the first day of the Club Championship). Players can only win one prize.

For any questions, please call Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075.

Grant, the idea of having a GP is great.:clap:

But where will the money come from? Has some sponsor been found..or will %age of the tournaments' entry fees go towards the GP. If yes - what %age will it be?

Grant Szuveges
01-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Grant, the idea of having a GP is great.:clap:

But where will the money come from? Has some sponsor been found..or will %age of the tournaments' entry fees go towards the GP. If yes - what %age will it be?

No, there is no sponsor. A small set fee from each entry will go into the grand prix pool. Prizes in the specific tournaments will not be affected though, because entry fees are going up a little next year (this covers the grand prix). Its only a small price rise though.

Grant Szuveges
17-01-2011, 09:41 PM
Not long to go before the first MCC Grand Prix event begins! This event is the MCC Championship (see relevant thread). So far 18 players entries have been confirmed and all will gain grand prix points for every point they score in the tournament! Get in to MCC tournaments early in the year so that your grand prix points start adding up!

ER
17-01-2011, 10:37 PM
I have received a detailed hard copy of a report regarding the Club's achievements throughout the year, as well as the announcement of MCC's AGM and the Calendar of events for 2011 including the Grand Prix ones.
I have not yet had time to go through it thorougly, but I am amazed with the clarity and number of issues presented to the members.
Great work!
BTW dear Mr Prez I have some money for the Treasurer. Will you guys be at the Club on Wed, 26th, final day of the MCC Australia Day Weekender? I am playing in the event but I don't want to withdraw money earlier than the above date, because the term deposit ends on the 25th, hehe no way Jose, they 're not getting not even a cent from yours trully! (the Bank that is)! :P

Grant Szuveges
17-01-2011, 11:31 PM
I have received a detailed hard copy of a report regarding the Club's achievements throughout the year, as well as the announcement of MCC's AGM and the Calendar of events for 2011 including the Grand Prix ones.
I have not yet had time to go through it thorougly, but I am amazed with the clarity and number of issues presented to the members.
Great work!
BTW dear Mr Prez I have some money for the Treasurer. Will you guys be at the Club on Wed, 26th, final day of the MCC Australia Day Weekender? I am playing in the event but I don't want to withdraw money earlier than the above date, because the term deposit ends on the 25th, hehe no way Jose, they 're not getting not even a cent from yours trully! (the Bank that is)! :P

I will be there on the Wednesday. Pano wont be though. I can collect it from you though.

Elliot, give me your email address, I want to send you something which you will find interesting.

ER
18-01-2011, 12:07 AM
I will be there on the Wednesday. Pano wont be though. I can collect it from you though.

Elliot, give me your email address, I want to send you something which you will find interesting.

Check your PMs Grant, I 've sent it!
Cheers!

Rhubarb
22-01-2011, 12:10 AM
In 2011, our 5 Monday evening FIDE rated tournaments will form a grand prix, whereby a player’s scores from all 5 events will add up to form a grand prix score at the end of the year. The tournaments included are:

MCC Club Championship (Feb 7th – Apr 11th)
City Of Melbourne Open (May 2nd – Jul 4th)
Edwin Malitis Memorial (Jul 18th – Aug 29th)
MCC Open (Sep 12th – Nov 14th)
Bob Brooking Round Robins (Nov 21st – Dec 19th)

Grant, I have registered these five tournaments on FIDE's site for their respective rating periods (http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_list.phtml?moder=ev_code&country=AUS) (details can be changed later if necessary), but I feel I should give you fair warning on the Bob Brooking Round Robins... It seems like from the MCC Calendar that you're planning to have a whole bunch of 6-player round robins. The FIDE fees in that case would be at least 50 euros for each of these RRs (although I would try to make sure you would only get charged the ACF admin fee once) so if you have 40-odd players it would add up.

Greg

P.S. At the moment I have only registered one Bob Brooking Round Robin.

Grant Szuveges
22-01-2011, 06:53 PM
Grant, I have registered these five tournaments on FIDE's site for their respective rating periods (http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_list.phtml?moder=ev_code&country=AUS) (details can be changed later if necessary), but I feel I should give you fair warning on the Bob Brooking Round Robins... It seems like from the MCC Calendar that you're planning to have a whole bunch of 6-player round robins. The FIDE fees in that case would be at least 50 euros for each of these RRs (although I would try to make sure you would only get charged the ACF admin fee once) so if you have 40-odd players it would add up.

Greg

P.S. At the moment I have only registered one Bob Brooking Round Robin.

Thanks Greg

Better that we discuss this over the phone - I will call you during the week.

Cheers, Grant

Grant Szuveges
23-04-2011, 10:41 PM
The first event of the grand prix (MCC Championship) is now complete, with Johansen leading the grand prix outright! Karl Zelesco is a point in front in the under 1800, whilst Jono Roberts is ahead in the under 1500. The next event is the MCC Open, starting soon! Any number of players still have a realistic chance to win a grand prix prize!

OPEN:

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

7.0 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

6.5 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
6.5 Dusan STOJIC
6.5 Karl ZELESCO
6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

6.0 James MORRIS (IM)
6.0 Jesse JAGER
6.0 Carl GORKA
6.0 Malcolm PYKE
6.0 Thai LY
6.0 David BEAUMONT

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Justin TAN
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)

5.0 Kerry STEAD
5.0 David GARNER
5.0 John DOWLING

4.5 Laurence MATHESON
4.5 Garth FITZMAURICE
4.5 Ian STONE

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

UNDER 1800:

6.5 Karl ZELESCO

5.5 Michael ADDAMO

5.0 Frank LEKKAS
5.0 Richard VOON
5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC
5.0 Felix WYSS

4.5 Richard McCART
4.5 Jim PAPADINIS
4.5 Ari DALE
4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC
4.5 Kevin BROWN

4.0 Garry LYCETT
4.0 Milutin KRUNIC
4.0 Rad CHMIEL
4.0 Mario PALMA

3.5 Marcus OGDEN
3.5 Sarah ANTON

3.0 Shane LAWSON
3.0 Paul KOVACEVIC
3.0 Roger BEATTIE

UNDER 1500:

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS

4.0 John BECKMAN
4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Gary BEKKER

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 Endre SIMON

3.0 Roger McCART
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Alex KAPLAN
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Ben FRAYLE
3.0 Charlotte DILNUTT

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE

1.0 Damien FEAINE
1.0 Dennis TOTH

Grant Szuveges
07-07-2011, 01:01 AM
The second MCC GP event (The MCC Open) is now complete and we have a new leader with IM James Morris convincingly demolishing the field to take a half point lead in the grand prix! Mirko Rujevic's consistency has allowed him to keep snapping at Morris' heals half a point behind, while Domagoj Dragicevic is only half a point behind him with 13.5 points! Its all very very close at the top! Karl Zelesco maintains a 1.5 point buffer in the under 1800 section whilst Gary Bekker is a whole 2 points clear in the under 1500 section!
Be ready for the third event in the series - the Edwin Malitis Memorial!

OPEN:

14.5 James MORRIS (IM)

14.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)

13.5 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

12.5 Malcolm PYKE

11.0 David BEAUMONT
11.0 Justin TAN
11.0 Kerry STEAD
11.0 David GARNER

10.5 John DOWLING

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

6.5 Dusan STOJIC
6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

6.0 Jesse JAGER
6.0 Carl GORKA
6.0 Thai LY

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)

5.0 Eddie LEVI (FM)

4.5 Laurence MATHESON
4.5 Garth FITZMAURICE
4.5 Ian STONE

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

UNDER 1800:

11.5 Karl ZELESCO

10.0 Ari DALE

9.5 Felix WYSS

9.0 Richard VOON
9.0 Garry LYCETT
9.0 Rad CHMIEL

8.5 Richard McCART
8.5 Jim PAPADINIS

8.0 Kevin BROWN (1 game still to play)
8.0 Frank LEKKAS
8.0 Mario PALMA

7.5 Shane LAWSON

7.0 Sarah ANTON (1 game still to play)
7.0 Marcus OGDEN
7.0 Paul KOVACEVIC
7.0 Roger BEATTIE

5.5 Michael ADDAMO
5.5 Abdullah DURANI

5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC
5.0 Peter FRY

4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC

4.0 Milutin KRUNIC

3.0 Ganesh KRISHNAN

UNDER 1500:

9.0 Gary BEKKER

7.0 Ben FRAYLE

6.5 Endre SIMON
6.5 Alex KAPLAN

6.0 Anthony HAIN

5.5 Roger McCART

5.0 Paul CAVEZZA
5.0 Charlotte DILNUTT

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS

4.0 John BECKMAN
4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Ben GAVINE

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 Jack PUCCINI

3.0 Riley LENARD (2 games still to play)
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Stephen JAGO
3.0 Damien FEAINE

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE
2.5 Michael HAIN

1.5 James BRENNAN

1.0 Dennis TOTH

Grant Szuveges
18-07-2011, 10:26 AM
The final two postponed games have now been completed and scores have been adjusted. Here are the final standings after 2 of the 5 events. Be there tonight for the Malitis Memorial - the 3rd event in the grand prix!

OPEN:

14.5 James MORRIS (IM)

14.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)

13.5 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

12.5 Malcolm PYKE

11.0 David BEAUMONT
11.0 Justin TAN
11.0 Kerry STEAD
11.0 David GARNER

10.5 John DOWLING

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

6.5 Dusan STOJIC
6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

6.0 Jesse JAGER
6.0 Carl GORKA
6.0 Thai LY

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)

5.0 Eddie LEVI (FM)

4.5 Laurence MATHESON
4.5 Garth FITZMAURICE
4.5 Ian STONE

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

UNDER 1800:

11.5 Karl ZELESCO

10.0 Ari DALE

9.5 Felix WYSS

9.0 Richard VOON
9.0 Garry LYCETT
9.0 Rad CHMIEL
9.0 Kevin BROWN

8.5 Richard McCART
8.5 Jim PAPADINIS

8.0 Frank LEKKAS
8.0 Mario PALMA
8.0 Sarah ANTON

7.5 Shane LAWSON

7.0 Marcus OGDEN
7.0 Paul KOVACEVIC
7.0 Roger BEATTIE

5.5 Michael ADDAMO
5.5 Abdullah DURANI

5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC
5.0 Peter FRY

4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC

4.0 Milutin KRUNIC

3.0 Ganesh KRISHNAN

UNDER 1500:

9.0 Gary BEKKER

7.0 Ben FRAYLE

6.5 Endre SIMON
6.5 Alex KAPLAN

6.0 Anthony HAIN

5.5 Roger McCART

5.0 Paul CAVEZZA
5.0 Charlotte DILNUTT

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS

4.0 John BECKMAN
4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Ben GAVINE

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 Jack PUCCINI

3.0 Riley LENARD
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Stephen JAGO
3.0 Damien FEAINE

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE
2.5 Michael HAIN

1.5 James BRENNAN

1.0 Dennis TOTH

Grant Szuveges
30-08-2011, 05:53 PM
Kerry Stead has hit the lead in the MCC Grand Prix after scoring 5/7 in the recent Malitis Memorial. John Dowling has jumped into second with a score of 4.5 points too. By winning the event with 6 points, Jesse Jager has moved into contention with 12 points in 7th place. While Stead and Dowling are in the first two spots currently, IMs Morris and Rujevic are breathing down their necks with only 2 points separating the top 4 players. With 2 events to go, the big guns will need to play in the next one to try to claim back their lead! Ari Dale is leading the under 1800 on 14 points with Richard Voon still in there with 13.5 points, whilst Gary Bekker is a mile in front in the under 1500 with 12 points. Its all getting pretty exciting now. The next GP event is the City Of Melbourne Open, so register your names asap and start racking up the grand prix points too!

OPEN:

16.0 Kerry STEAD

15.0 John DOWLING

14.5 James MORRIS (IM)

14.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)

13.5 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

12.5 Malcolm PYKE

12.0 Jesse JAGER

11.0 David BEAUMONT
11.0 Justin TAN
11.0 David GARNER

10.5 Thai LY

9.0 Carl GORKA

8.0 Ian STONE

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

6.5 Dusan STOJIC
6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)
5.5 Justin PENROSE

5.0 Eddie LEVI (FM)

4.5 Laurence MATHESON
4.5 Garth FITZMAURICE

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

UNDER 1800:

14.0 Ari DALE

13.5 Richard VOON

12.5 Rad CHMIEL

12.0 Jim PAPADINIS

11.5 Karl ZELESCO

11.0 Paul KOVACEVIC

10.5 Michael ADDAMO
10.5 Sarah ANTON
10.5 Richard McCART

9.5 Felix WYSS
9.5 Peter FRY

9.0 Garry LYCETT
9.0 Kevin BROWN

8.0 Frank LEKKAS
8.0 Mario PALMA

7.5 Shane LAWSON

7.0 Marcus OGDEN
7.0 Roger BEATTIE

5.5 Abdullah DURANI

5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC

4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC

4.0 Milutin KRUNIC
4.0 Phillip DREW

3.0 Ganesh KRISHNAN
3.0 James MARTIN

2.5 Jack SHANKS

UNDER 1500:

12.0 Gary BEKKER

9.5 Roger McCART
9.5 Anthony HAIN

8.5 Charlotte DILNUTT
8.5 Alex KAPLAN

7.0 Ben FRAYLE

6.5 Endre SIMON

6.0 Michael HAIN
6.0 Jack PUCCINI

5.0 Paul CAVEZZA

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS

4.0 John BECKMAN
4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Ben GAVINE

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 James BRENNAN

3.0 Riley LENARD
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Stephen JAGO
3.0 Damien FEAINE

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE

2.0 Robert FRANTZESKOS

1.0 Dennis TOTH
1.0 Ruben NOWAK

Grant Szuveges
21-11-2011, 05:06 PM
There are 3 co-leaders in the MCC grand prix going into the final event for the year! Kerry Stead, Domagoj Dragicevic and IM Mirko Rujevic are all sharing the lead, with John Dowling and IM James Morris only half a point behind! Rujevic still has a game in hand, but is over in Croatia representing Australia and thus will not gain any more points in the Bob Brooking Round Robins! Morris, Dragicevic, Stead and Dowling are all equal favourites now to my mind! The under 1800 looks like a race between Ari Dale and Richard Voon. The under 1500 looks like Gary Bekker has a buffer on the field, but him and Anthony Hain are not playing in the Brooking - meaning that Roger McCart will have to score 3 points from his 5 games to win the under 1500 outright! Its going to be a very exciting finish!

OPEN:

21.0 Kerry STEAD
21.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM) (1 game remaining)
21.0 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

20.5 John DOWLING
20.5 James MORRIS (IM)

17.5 Malcolm PYKE

16.5 David BEAUMONT

15.5 Thai LY

13.5 Dusan STOJIC
13.5 David GARNER

12.0 Jesse JAGER
12.0 Justin PENROSE

11.0 Justin TAN

9.0 Carl GORKA

8.5 Garth FITZMAURICE

8.0 Ian STONE

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

6.0 Dean HOGG

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)
5.5 Sylvester URBAN (1 game remaining)
5.5 Peter WOLF

5.0 Eddie LEVI (FM)

4.5 Laurence MATHESON

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

2.5 Gyula PLAGANYI

UNDER 1800:

19.0 Ari DALE

18.5 Richard VOON

17.0 Rad CHMIEL

16.5 Jim PAPADINIS

15.0 Paul KOVACEVIC

14.5 Michael ADDAMO
14.5 Richard McCART
14.5 Peter FRY

14.0 Frank LEKKAS

11.5 Karl ZELESCO

10.5 Sarah ANTON
10.5 Marcus OGDEN

9.5 Felix WYSS

9.0 Garry LYCETT
9.0 Kevin BROWN

8.0 Mario PALMA

7.5 Shane LAWSON
7.5 Roger BEATTIE

6.5 James MARTIN

5.5 Abdullah DURANI

5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC
5.0 Sean HOSE

4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC
4.5 Zachary LOH

4.0 Milutin KRUNIC
4.0 Phillip DREW

3.0 Ganesh KRISHNAN
3.0 James MARTIN

2.5 Jack SHANKS

UNDER 1500:

16.5 Gary BEKKER

14.0 Roger McCART
14.0 Anthony HAIN

13.5 Alex KAPLAN

9.5 Ben FRAYLE

8.5 Charlotte DILNUTT

8.0 John BECKMAN

6.5 Endre SIMON

6.0 Michael HAIN
6.0 Jack PUCCINI
6.0 Damien FEAINE

5.0 Paul CAVEZZA

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS
4.5 James BRENNAN

4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Ben GAVINE

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 Ruben NOWAK
3.5 Abraham WIDJAJA

3.0 Riley LENARD
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Stephen JAGO
3.0 Tanya KOLAK

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE

2.0 Robert FRANTZESKOS

1.0 Dennis TOTH

Grant Szuveges
23-11-2011, 08:16 PM
Here is how things stand after Round 1 of the Bob Brooking Round Robins:

OPEN SECTION:

22.0 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC (4 games left)
21.5 James MORRIS (IM) (4 games left)
21.0 Kerry STEAD (4 games left)
21.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM) (1 games left)

Nobody else can catch these players. One will miss out on a prize - but 3 will take out the top three prizes.

UNDER 1800:

19.0 Ari DALE (4 games left)
18.5 Richard VOON
18.0 Rad CHMIEL (4 games left)
16.5 Jim PAPADINIS (4 games left)
16.0 Paul KOVACEVIC (4 games left)
14.5 Richard McCART (4 games left)

This group is the most interesting. Ari Dale is playing in the top section of the Brooking against Morris and crew and will thus find it harder to score the points required to keep his lead. But it is even worse for Richard Voon who is not playing at all and will drop out of the prizes if his rivals score enough points to overtake him! He will have to hope that Wyss and Beckman (who are both out of the running) can keep taking the points off Chmiel, Papadinis, Kovacevic and Richard McCart! The final result in this group could be almost anything!

UNDER 1500:

16.5 Gary BEKKER
14.0 Roger McCART
14.0 Anthony HAIN
9.5 Ben FRAYLE

This group is virtually wrapped up already! Gary Bekker has taken out first place with an entire tournament to spare!!! Roger McCart and Anthony Hain will both share at least third with only Ben Frayle able to improve his standing. Ben needs to win his round robin with 5/5 to take outright second, 4.5 points will get him a share of second whilst 4 points will leave him short of a grand prix prize.

More news next week after round 2 of the Brooking Round Robins!

Paul Cavezza
24-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Here is how things stand after Round 1 of the Bob Brooking Round Robins:

OPEN SECTION:

22.0 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC (4 games left)
21.5 James MORRIS (IM) (4 games left)
21.0 Kerry STEAD (4 games left)
21.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM) (1 games left)

Nobody else can catch these players. One will miss out on a prize - but 3 will take out the top three prizes.

UNDER 1800:

19.0 Ari DALE (4 games left)
18.5 Richard VOON
18.0 Rad CHMIEL (4 games left)
16.5 Jim PAPADINIS (4 games left)
16.0 Paul KOVACEVIC (4 games left)
14.5 Richard McCART (4 games left)

This group is the most interesting. Ari Dale is playing in the top section of the Brooking against Morris and crew and will thus find it harder to score the points required to keep his lead. But it is even worse for Richard Voon who is not playing at all and will drop out of the prizes if his rivals score enough points to overtake him! He will have to hope that Wyss and Beckman (who are both out of the running) can keep taking the points off Chmiel, Papadinis, Kovacevic and Richard McCart! The final result in this group could be almost anything!

UNDER 1500:

16.5 Gary BEKKER
14.0 Roger McCART
14.0 Anthony HAIN
9.5 Ben FRAYLE

This group is virtually wrapped up already! Gary Bekker has taken out first place with an entire tournament to spare!!! Roger McCart and Anthony Hain will both share at least third with only Ben Frayle able to improve his standing. Ben needs to win his round robin with 5/5 to take outright second, 4.5 points will get him a share of second whilst 4 points will leave him short of a grand prix prize.

More news next week after round 2 of the Brooking Round Robins!

Ey Grant, does the Christmas Swiss count for the GP?

Kerry Stead
24-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Ey Grant, does the Christmas Swiss count for the GP?
This year's GP is Monday night events only.
I think the 2012 MCC GP includes weekenders as well as Monday events.

Grant Szuveges
29-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Here is how things stand after Round 2 of the Bob Brooking Round Robins:

OPEN SECTION:

22.0: Domagoj DRAGICEVIC (4 games left)
22.0: Kerry STEAD (3 games left)
21.5: James MORRIS (IM) (4 games left)
21.0: Mirko RUJEVIC (IM) (1 game left)

Kerry Stead's win over Ari Dale has ensured that he will win a prize - even if he loses his last 3 games. Rujevic needs to beat Sylvester Urban to catch Stead and Dragicevic. The big game which may decide the grand prix will be this week between Morris and Dragicevic. Dragicevic is guaranteed a prize and Morris only needs half a point more to do the same. Rujevic must win - but someone else must keep losing for Rujevic to take a prize home.

UNDER 1800:

19.0: Ari DALE (3 games left)
19.0: Rad CHMIEL (3 games left)
18.5: Richard VOON
17.0: Jim PAPADINIS (3 games left)
17.0: Paul KOVACEVIC (3 games left)

The main change since last week is that Richard McCart has been knocked out of the race. Papadinis and Kovacevic stay in the hunt with 3 more games left each! Richard Voon has to wait and hope that Papadinis and Kovacevic can't score 1.5/3 in those games, or his prize slips away! The big news though is that Rad Chmiel has now climbed up to equal Ari Dale's score at the top of the table and is thus firming as a favourite for the under 1800 first prize (as Ari is playing stronger opponents in the top section of the Round Robins). This is still the most exciting group!

UNDER 1500:

16.5: Garry BEKKER 1st
14.0: Roger McCART =2nd
14.0: Anthony HAIN =2nd

Ben Frayle lost his game on Monday night and thus can no longer win a prize - meaning that Gary Bekker has taken out first prize in the Under 1500 with Roger McCart and Anthony Hain equal second!

Grant Szuveges
06-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Here is how things stand after Round 3 of the Bob Brooking Round Robins!

OPEN SECTION:

22.5: James MORRIS (IM) (3 games left)
22.5: Kerry STEAD (2 games left)
22.0: Domagoj DRAGICEVIC (3 games left)
21.0: Mirko RUJEVIC (IM) (1 game left)

James Morris is now looking in the box seat to take out first prize! He is equal first at the moment with 3 games remaining. Sharing equal first with him is Kerry Stead, however Kerry only has 2 games left. Domagoj Dragicevic is half a point behind but with 3 games left and only needs a draw (from the 3 games) to knock Rujevic out of the prizes and ensure himself a prize.

UNDER 1800:

20.0: Ari DALE (2 games left)
19.0: Rad CHMIEL (2 games left)
18.5: Richard VOON
18.0: Jim PAPADINIS (2 games left)
18.0: Paul KOVACEVIC (2 games left)

Still really exciting here! Ari Dale managed to defeat Domagoj Dragicevic to go a point clear whilst Rad Chmiel lost to Kovacevic. Voon looks almost certain to drop out now and the final round game between Papadinis and Kovacevic has even more riding on it than before. Dale's final 2 opponents are Penrose and Urban, whilst Chmiel needs to play Beckman and Wyss.

UNDER 1500:

1st Garry BEKKER, =2nd, Anthony HAIN and Roger McCART

Grant Szuveges
15-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Here is how things stand after Round 4 of the Bob Brooking Round Robins, with one game to go for each of the players involved!

OPEN SECTION:
24.0: Domagoj DRAGICEVIC (1 game left)
23.5: James MORRIS (IM) (1 game left)
22.5: Kerry STEAD (1 game left)

Dragicevic is now in the box seat to win, however he will have to win his final game. A draw will allow Morris to equal his score should he (Morris) also win. Stead has sewn up third place but could share second if he can win and Morris loses. I think Dragicevic and Stead are actually playing against each other in the final game - dont take that as gospel though as I havnt checked it! Morris's final opponent is Justin Penrose.

UNDER 1800:

21.0: Ari DALE (1 game left)
19.0: Rad CHMIEL (1 game left)
19.0: Jim PAPADINIS (1 game left)
19.0: Paul KOVACEVIC (1 game left)

Voon has been knocked out and Ari Dale has assured himself first prize - even if he loses his final game (against Sylvester Urban). The interest here involves which of Chmiel, Papadinis and Kovacevic will take home 2nd and 3rd places, and who (if any) will drop out of the prizes! Chmiel couldve been a point clear by beating Beckman but lost what was apparently "a nice game" according to his opponent. Chmiel's final opponent is Felix Wyss, whilst Papadinis and Kovacevic are playing against each other - not only for the Grand Prix but also for the first prize in their round robin! Both have 4/4 and we are set for a great final showdown!

UNDER 1500:

1st Garry BEKKER, =2nd, Anthony HAIN and Roger McCART

Grant Szuveges
22-12-2011, 08:58 AM
Domagoj Dragicevic has won the MCC Grand Prix with a win over Kerry Stead in the final round of the Bob Brooking Round Robins! However things were actually quite exciting with my sources telling me that Stead missed mate in 5 in the game! James Morris finished second only half a point behind Dragicevic with Stead third!

25.0: Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
24.5: James MORRIS (IM)
22.5: Kerry STEAD

In the under 1800, Ari Dale finished 2 points clear of the pack despite playing in the harder section of the Brooking Round Robins. Rad Chmiel and Paul Kovacevic came equal second with Kovacevic winning the middle round robin group with 5/5. Its great to see players like Paul winning a prize in the grand prix as these are the sorts of players who the grand prix has been created for - loyal players who play in every event but dont always win something.

22.0: Ari DALE
20.0: Rad CHMIEL
20.0: Paul KOVACEVIC

In the under 1500, Gary Bekker took the honours with Roger McCart and Anthony Hain equal second.

16.5: Gary BEKKER
14.0: Roger McCART
14.0: Anthony HAIN

Full results soon!

Garrett
22-12-2011, 11:48 AM
Congrats Dom and the other winners ! :clap: