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Grant Szuveges
19-12-2010, 10:12 PM
MELBOURNE CHESS CLUB

January BLITZ MARATHON

ĎAn event for real chess fanatics!í

When: Sunday January 30th, beginning at 10am

Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy 3065

Format: 10 player round robin (hopefully several, based on playing strength)
Each player plays each opponent 6 times (54 games in total)

Bonus Points: A bonus point will be awarded to a player who defeats an opponent 6-0 (in what is known as a ďFischer scoreĒ).

Timetable: 9.30am, entries close
10.00am, round 1
11.00am, round 2
12.00 noon, round 3
1.00pm, lunch break
2.00pm, round 4
3.00pm, round 5
4.00pm, round 6
5.00pm, tea break
6.00pm, round 7
7.00pm, round 8
8.00pm, round 9

Time Controls: Blitz (5 minutes per player per game)

Prizes: 90% of money collected in entry fees. With a field of 10 MCC members ($200), the prize pool would be as follows (in each group):
1st $80, 2nd $50, 3rd $30, 4th $20

Parking: Lots of free parking close to MCC on Sundays. For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

Entry Fees: $20 MCC members, $30 non-members

Relegation: If there are 2 or more groups, the top two players in a group will book their place in the higher group in the next marathon (early 2011). However, the bottom two players will be relegated to the lower group! In the case of a tie, all involved will move up or down for the next tournament.

The relegation concept is so that everyone still has something to play for even if they know that they can not win a prize. This is particularly important in a marathon style event.

Conduct: Players are expected to play EVERY game of the event. Withdrawals are not permitted due to the style of the event. Withdrawing from a tournament like this gives each of your unplayed opponents 7 points (not just 1) and thus ruins the whole event for all players involved. Anyone who does not play all games will NOT be permitted to play in this event again. This event isnít for everyone. If you can not handle it, please do not enter.

Advice: Get a good night sleep the night before.
Prepare for your opponents.
Arm yourself with chocolate and caffeine drinks.
Eat a high carb dinner the night before (pasta etc).
Eat a good breakfast (but not too much).
Donít play blitz between rounds.
Donít get disheartened if you start badly Ė there are 54 games!
This is a marathon, not a sprint!
This is not work, itís a fun chess event Ė enjoy it!

Enquiries: For any questions, please contact Grant Szuveges on 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

Grant Szuveges
27-12-2010, 02:25 AM
3 confirmed starters:

LIST OF ENTRIES

Paul CAVEZZA
Frank LEKKAS
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)

Grant Szuveges
28-12-2010, 01:31 AM
FM Michael Baron has confirmed his entry into this event. We now have a big name player playing, so hopefully it will be a big event! Get your entries in asap!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Michael BARON (FM)
Paul CAVEZZA
Frank LEKKAS
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)

jhughes
28-12-2010, 06:35 AM
FM Michael Baron has confirmed his entry into this event. We now have a big name player playing, so hopefully it will be a big event! Get your entries in asap!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Michael BARON (FM)
Paul CAVEZZA
Frank LEKKAS
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
I'll almost certainly be able to attend; though I would not yet like to be listed as a confirmed entry.

Grant Szuveges
31-12-2010, 12:05 PM
Sylvester Urban is now a confirmed entry. Great to have another strong player playing! Im looking forward to my match with him!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Michael BARON (FM)
Paul CAVEZZA
Frank LEKKAS
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Sylvester URBAN

ER
01-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Me too plz! :)

Grant Szuveges
02-01-2011, 03:16 AM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (13)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
Paul CAVEZZA
Jack HUGHES
Goran ILIC
Nicholas ILIC
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
Elliot RENZIES
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
08-01-2011, 03:03 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (14)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
Paul CAVEZZA
Jack HUGHES
Goran ILIC
Nicholas ILIC
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Elliot RENZIES
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
12-01-2011, 10:33 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (15)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
Paul CAVEZZA
Jack HUGHES
Goran ILIC
Nicholas ILIC
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
17-01-2011, 08:32 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (16)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
John BECKMAN
Paul CAVEZZA
Jack HUGHES
Goran ILIC
Nicholas ILIC
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
22-01-2011, 03:06 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (14)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
John BECKMAN
Paul CAVEZZA
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

DSS
23-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Ari and Finley Dale are both in.

Grant Szuveges
24-01-2011, 12:19 AM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (16)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
John BECKMAN
Paul CAVEZZA
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
25-01-2011, 08:31 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (17)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
John BECKMAN
Paul CAVEZZA
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
John LANGER
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
26-01-2011, 11:25 AM
20 players playing so far! Lets see if we can get another 10 to get 30 in our third blitz marathon! Get your entries in!

LIST OF ENTRIES: (20)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
John BECKMAN
Paul CAVEZZA
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
John LANGER
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Jack PUCCINI
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Kozo SIMUTANYI
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

ER
27-01-2011, 10:18 AM
Prez do we have our own blitz ratings at the club?

Lekko
27-01-2011, 01:11 PM
Prez do we have our own blitz ratings at the club?
I think he uses the allegro ratings?

jhughes
27-01-2011, 01:17 PM
I think he uses the allegro ratings?
He does, but vaguely, for example; if someone had won the 'B' group in the previous Blitz Marathon but had an Allegro rating to low to placed in the 'A' group, then said person would almost certainly be placed in the 'A' group.

ER
27-01-2011, 05:20 PM
oh ok. thanks boys! :) There is a slight chance I will miss the blitz, that chance was fatter yesterday, but they way things look now I am almost a certainly at least as an entry since I might have to miss a couple of rounds. I know it's a pain not to complete the whole tournament, however, I am doing my best to be there!

Grant Szuveges
28-01-2011, 08:41 PM
MCC junior, Jack Puccini has withdrawn from the blitz marathon as he will be going on holiday with his family this weekend, bringing us back down to 19 players. However more may enter before Sunday.... Get your entries in!

LIST OF ENTRIES: (19)

Michael ADDAMO
Michael BARON (FM)
John BECKMAN
Paul CAVEZZA
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
John LANGER
Frank LEKKAS
Ruben NOWAK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Darren SEILER
Kozo SIMUTANYI
Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN

ER
29-01-2011, 09:48 PM
my apologies, I sadly have to withdraw from this tournament! High temps is not the reason, just certain complications in other arrangements! :( Good luck to all!

Grant Szuveges
30-01-2011, 10:06 AM
The tournament has started, with 2 groups of 9 players each. Every player gets a bye (Ive given myself the bye for the first round so I can get the admin done). Here are the groups:

GROUP A

Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
Sylvester URBAN
Michael BARON (FM)
Kozo SIMUTANYI
Ari DALE
Paul CAVEZZA
Michael ADDAMO
Tony TOSEVSKI
Frank LEKKAS

GROUP B

Finley DALE
Jack HUGHES
John BECKMAN
Ruben NOWAK
Darren SEILER
Tanya KOLAK
Anthony HARRIS
John LANGER
Nic SCHROEDER

Grant Szuveges
30-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Michael Baron has finished like a train, scoring 5 Fischer scores from his last 6 matches to easily win the January Blitz Marathon. Nobody else really stood a chance, but Sylvester Urban managed second and myself third. Anthony Harris won the B-Group with Jack Hughes second. Both will qualify for the A-Group next time.

Group A:

57.5 Michael BARON (FM)
36.5 Sylvester URBAN
34.5 Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
31.0 Ari DALE
26.0 Michael ADDAMO
25.0 Frank LEKKAS
21.0 Tony TOSEVSKI
19.0 Kozo SIMUTANYI
09.5 Paul CAVEZZA

Group B:

38.5 Anthony HARRIS
37.0 Jack HUGHES
34.5 Tanya KOLAK
34.5 Finley DALE
32.5 Ruben NOWAK
28.5 John BECKMAN
28.5 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
20.5 John LANGER
03.5 Darren SEILER