PDA

View Full Version : 2011 Queensland Championship Finals



Garvinator
29-03-2011, 01:03 PM
Invitations have gone out to all players rated above 1700 on the March active list.


Format: Nine Round Individual Swiss

Venue: Gardiner Chess Centre
11 Hardys Road Mudgeeraba

Time control: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move from move one till end of the game.

Forfeit time: 30 minutes from the start of each session.

Arbiter: FA Garvin Gray

SESSION TIMES

ENTRIES CLOSE: Monday 6th June 2011


9th June (Thur): Round One : 7 pm
10th June (Fri) : Round Two : 10am Round Three: 3:30pm
11th June (Sat) : Round Four : 10am Round Five : 3.30pm
12th June (Sun) : Round Six : 10am Round Seven: 3:30pm
13th June (Mon) : Round Eight: 10am Final Round: 3:30pm

Presentations 8pm

PRIZES


1st: $1000
2nd: $500
3rd: $300
4th: $250
5th: $200

ENTRY FEES:

Entries close for the Queensland Championship final stage: Monday 6th June 2011.

For Queensland Championship Final:

Entries before Monday 23rd May: $100
Entries after Monday 23rd May: $120

FREE ENTRIES:

1) All players who are rated 2200+ on the June 2011 ACF classical rating list
2) Qualified regional players

Each highest scoring locally qualified regional player, and/or alternate zone qualified player will receive their flights costs covered by CAQ to and from the 2011 Qld Championship finals.

These flights will be organised, booked and paid for by CAQ.

Thanks to Gardiner Chess generous sponsorship, $2,000 has been allocated for this purpose. If any of the $2,000 remains, CAQ will also re-imburse accommodation costs where possible.

ENTRIES:

CAQ Council will be issuing written invitations to all players rated over 1700 ACF who appear on the CAQ active March 2011 classical rating list.
These invited players have until Monday 6th June 2011 to accept their invitation.
Players who do not appear on the above mentioned list and are rated above 1700 ACF are encouraged to apply IN WRITING to CAQ Council at president@caq.org.au stating that they want to enter the 2011 Queensland Championship final section.
For players who are rated between 1600 and 1700 on the 2011 ACF March classical rating list.
If you wish to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 Queensland Championship, your written application must be forwarded to Garvin Gray at president@caq.org.au by Monday 6th June 2011.
This written application must include reasons why you should be included and a record of your previous tournament results that would justify your inclusion in the Championship.

Those players who have already pre-qualified will also be invited.

Reserves list:

There will be a reserves list which will comprise those players whose applications did not meet the criteria set above. If there are an odd number of players at the time of entry close, the first person on the Reserves list will be invited to join the Championship final field. If this person declines, then we will ask the second person and so forth until either the field is completed or there are no more reserves.

QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL CONDITIONS

1. The Qld Championship finals will be FIDE, ACF and QJRL rated.
2. All 2009 FIDE Laws of Chess will be enforced.
3. Each regional zone is entitled to qualify one representative as per regional qualifying criteria
4. 2010 Queensland Champion shall have right of entry
5. 2010 Queensland Minor Champion shall have right of entry
6. 2010 Queensland Junior Champion shall have right of entry
7. In the event of a tie for first, playoffs will be held at a time and venue to be arranged by CAQ Council

2011 CAQ MEMBERSHIP:

Payment of CAQ membership can be paid at the same time as the entry fee, which is payable to:

Payment by direct credit welcome:

Bank: National Australia Bank
Account name: Chess Association of Queensland Inc
Account No: 20501-7068; BSB: 084-391
Ref: Quote 2011 plus player's name

Post cheque/money-orders to:

Chess Association of Queensland Inc
3 Didsbury Street
EAST BRISBANE QLD 4169

Entrants must be financial members of CAQ.
Non-members will need to pay $15.00 CAQ Membership fee.

Garvinator
29-03-2011, 01:05 PM
Current accepted entrants:


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
2. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE

Garvinator
28-04-2011, 12:13 AM
38 days to go till entries close.

4 out of the 5 regional players have accepted.

I wonder who else will be entering? Decent prizes on offer, including first place of $1000.

Can George 'no talent' Lester do the double? Will Mr 1997 Yi Liu be able to defend his title from 2010? How many title players will enter?

Will there be enough entries to be able to have a swiss event instead of a round robin? :)

Hopefully not eleven entries though :lol: :eek: :uhoh:

Afitz
28-04-2011, 05:13 PM
I haven't got my invitation yet..... :( In saying that I will probably take part.

Garvinator
03-05-2011, 02:24 PM
International Master Stephen Solomon is now a confirmed entrant.

Full list will be updated daily here: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2011/2011QldChampionshipListOfPlayers.htm

Garvinator
04-05-2011, 09:27 AM
Now 5 entries: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2011/2011QldChampionshipListOfPlayers.htm

Garrett
04-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Great to see Solo is in !

I am in too, I have already had my man-servant arrange my accommodation.

Should be a great tourney. Hopefully Brodie, Gene, Yi and the like will throw their hat in the ring too !

cheers Garrett.

Garvinator
04-05-2011, 05:35 PM
Great to see Solo is in !

I am in too, I have already had my man-servant arrange my accommodation.

Should be a great tourney. Hopefully Brodie, Gene, Yi and the like will throw their hat in the ring too !

cheers Garrett.
Only when players have paid will their names appear on the official list of entries. Entries close Monday 6th June and draw will be done soon after that.

Tyson
05-05-2011, 11:42 AM
I suppose this will be the only time I ever get to say this:

Add the QLD Minor Champion to the list too xD

Garvinator
05-05-2011, 11:55 AM
I suppose this will be the only time I ever get to say this:

Add the QLD Minor Champion to the list too xD
I will add you to the list when you have paid your entry fee :)

Tyson
05-05-2011, 12:16 PM
kk, will make sure I can secure a car for 5 days then will deposit

Garvinator
18-05-2011, 10:25 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
3. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
4. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
5. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
6. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
7. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
8. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
9. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

Garvinator
21-05-2011, 09:51 PM
Yi Liu has confirmed.


No Name Rtg Loc

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2120 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
3. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
4. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
5. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
6. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
7. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
8. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
9. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
10. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

ER
21-05-2011, 11:34 PM
Where's Tony?
Don't worry about his rating now, he 'll soon be over 2000! :)

Garvinator
22-05-2011, 12:16 AM
Where's Tony?
Don't worry about his rating now, he 'll soon be over 2000! :)
Tony?

ER
22-05-2011, 12:39 AM
Tony?
Tony Zhong! :)

Garvinator
22-05-2011, 01:02 AM
Tony Zhong! :)
And when his rating gets over 1700, he can play.

Garvinator
22-05-2011, 09:55 PM
New entrant: Andrew Fitzpatrick


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2120 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
3. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
4. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
5. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
6. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
7. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
8. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
9. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
10. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
11. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

Garvinator
23-05-2011, 06:19 PM
Brodie McClymont and Jonas Muller have entered.


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2120 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
3. MCCLYMONT, Brodie 2042 2103
4. MULLER, Jonas 2025 2026
5. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
6. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
7. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
8. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
9. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
10. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
11. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
12. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
13. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

Early entry fee of $100 closes tonight. Entering after tonight is $120 and final entries close Monday 6th June. The major question is: Where is Garrett's entry?

ER
23-05-2011, 06:31 PM
...The major question is: Where is Garrett's entry?

LOL maybe here? :P
http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=13091

Garvinator
23-05-2011, 07:26 PM
LOL maybe here? :P
http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=13091
:lol: :lol: :lol: I do know that Garrett is playing since he reported earlier that in his opinion his manservant arranged accommodation for him :P

Garvinator
23-05-2011, 08:44 PM
Just in case there are any interstate players who might be interested in playing.

If you are rated above 1700 and wish to play, please do contact me at president@caq.org.au

You can certainly play in this event, the only main condition is that you can not win the Qld Champion title unless you have been a resident in Qld for more than 90 days from the starting date of the event.

But a person from interstate can still win prizemoney, fide and acf rating points.

Garrett
24-05-2011, 05:59 AM
Hi Garvin

Yes, I am planning on playing.

If I can get to the bank this week to deposit the Qld Open and DDO cheques I will deposit $120-00 into the CAQ account for the Qld Champs entry fee.

regards
Garrett.

Garvinator
24-05-2011, 09:12 AM
New Entrant: Gene Nakauchi


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. NAKAUCHI, Gene 2170 2173
3. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2120 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
4. MCCLYMONT, Brodie 2042 2103
5. MULLER, Jonas 2025 2026
6. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
7. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
8. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
9. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
10. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
11. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
12. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
13. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
14. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

Garvinator
24-05-2011, 02:57 PM
New entrant: George Lester


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. NAKAUCHI, Gene 2170 2173
3. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2120 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
4. MCCLYMONT, Brodie 2042 2103
5. MULLER, Jonas 2025 2026
6. LESTER, George E 1990 1982 QLD OPEN CHAMPION
7. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
8. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
9. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
10. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
11. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
12. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
13. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
14. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
15. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

Tough competition so far, with the half way mark being at 1900 :) and still 13 days till entries close.

Garvinator
24-05-2011, 02:59 PM
New piece of news. Hopefully there will be four games transmitted via monroi for live viewing from Round one.

Desmond
25-05-2011, 11:08 AM
It's a good line-up. Well done Garvin.

Garvinator
28-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Current list:


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2428
2. NAKAUCHI, Gene 2170 2173
3. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2120 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
4. MCCLYMONT, Brodie 2042 2103
5. MULLER, Jonas 2025 2026
6. ABRAHAMS, Daniel 2000 2000 FIDE RATING ONLY
7. LESTER, George E 1990 1982 QLD OPEN CHAMPION
8. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1950
9. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
10. LOVEJOY, David 1952 1869
11. HARRIS, John 1837 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
12. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
13. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
14. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
15. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1757
16. HORWOOD, Melba 1527 FIRST RESERVE

Garvinator
01-06-2011, 06:29 AM
5 days to go till entries close. Players now shown with June ACF ratings.


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2413
2. NAKAUCHI, Gene 2170 2113
3. MCCLYMONT, Brodie 2042 2083
4. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2079 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
5. MULLER, Jonas 2025 2073
6. ABRAHAMS, Daniel 2000 2029
7. LESTER, George E 1990 2011 QLD OPEN CHAMPION
8. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1932
9. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
10. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1779
11. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
12. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
13. HARRIS, John 1763 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
14. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
15. HORWOOD, Melba 1685 FIRST RESERVE
16. HOHOLIS, Harry 1820 1678 SECOND RESERVE

antichrist
01-06-2011, 08:35 AM
I know it is fantastic offering free travel and maybe accommodation to regional reps but isn't just a bit too generous. Half travel cost should be sufficent incentive plus maybe billeting out with fellow chess players who may have half decent house where nice and quiet.

Then also more country reps could be invited, from say Mt Isa (if not already invited) etc.

Garvinator
01-06-2011, 05:04 PM
New Entrant: Sam Grigg


No Name Rtg Loc Club

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J 2385 2413
2. NAKAUCHI, Gene 2170 2113
3. MCCLYMONT, Brodie 2042 2083
4. LIU, Yi (1997) 2011 2079 DEFENDING QLD CHAMPION
5. MULLER, Jonas 2025 2073
6. ABRAHAMS, Daniel 2000 2029
7. LESTER, George E 1990 2011 QLD OPEN CHAMPION
8. GRIGG, Sam 2020 2006
9. JULE, Alexandra 1981 1932
10. FITZPATRICK, Andrew 2023 1900
11. KORENEVSKI, Oleg 1918 1779
12. OLSEN, Noel 1779 MACKAY REPRESENTATIVE
13. WEI, Robin 1776 CAIRNS REPRESENTATIVE
14. HARRIS, John 1763 BUNDABERG REPRESENTATIVE
15. GHODOSI, Hossein 1758 TOWNSVILLE REPRESENTATIVE
16. HORWOOD, Melba 1685 FIRST RESERVE
17. HOHOLIS, Harry 1820 1678 SECOND RESERVE

With Sam Grigg's entry, at this stage this means that a player need a 2 in front of their four digit rating to be in the top half of the draw.

I am starting to think where this field ranks in terms of strength compared to Qld fields of the past.

ER
02-06-2011, 12:33 AM
With Sam Grigg's entry, at this stage this means that a player need a 2 in front of their four digit rating to be in the top half of the draw.

Wow! 2 in front of any four digits (= five digits!!!) would make it the highest ever rating in history. :eek: :doh: :hmm:

Kevin Bonham
02-06-2011, 12:39 AM
It's a good line-up. Well done Garvin.

Absolutely, it's a stellar field for a Qld title. Always good to see a state title that has such a strong field that the winner is truly the champion of the state, and not just the best in a tournament which most of the best players are skipping. Well done on the field to Garvin, Gardiner Chess, CAQ and all involved. Hope it goes well.

Bit of a trend towards this lately, eg SA took strong measures to get a good state champs this year too.

Basil
02-06-2011, 05:23 AM
Absolutely, it's a stellar field for a Qld title. Always good to see a state title that has such a strong field that the winner is truly the champion of the state, and not just the best in a tournament which most of the best players are skipping. Well done on the field to Garvin, Gardiner Chess, CAQ and all involved. Hope it goes well.
Likewise. Well done everybody. Carry on!

Capablanca-Fan
02-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Wow, that is a strong field for a QLD champs!

ggardiner
02-06-2011, 07:59 AM
Yes it is great to see a strong field emerging for the Qld Champs. Even better to see representatives from right around Queensland. Unfortunately I don't think that Moulthun Ly and Ben Lazarus can play due to mid year uni exams. It would be good to see Phachara Wongwichit back.

I've got a mental picture of a very strong field around early to mid 90s. At least some, or all, of the following were playing: Stephen Solomon, Andrew Allen, Andrew Meldrum, Charles Pizzato, Max Leskiewicz, Kevin Duncan, Johnny Myers, David Stephson, Alain Pardoen, Craig Laird, Tony Truscott, Colin Morris, Juan Kloostra.....and maybe more.

Perhaps someone else can add a little more personal knowledge to this?

Solo
02-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Yes it would be good if those three could play. Nice memories of all those players Graeme, and I could also mention Michael Corner and Murray Campbell. Most of those players are still around too, as well as some from the eighties, but they have retired. I would say all the young 2000 players playing this year are nearly as strong as that group!

Ian Murray
02-06-2011, 11:27 AM
The current championship field is certainly impressive and outrates any previous Queensland title event. However I think (not certain) that the rating uplifts by ACF, adding 150 and 75 to all ratings, would make earlier events relatively stronger.

The Centenary Championship in 1995 starred Solomon (2402 ACF), Laird 2242, Allen 2076, Stephson 2073, Corner 1989, Campbell 1955, Meldrum 1915, Truscott 1909, Myers 1898, Pizzato 1888, Pardoen 1882, Leskiewicz 1875. Finishing 2nd= in the reserve event (Qld Major) was one David Smerdon (1538).

I recently unearthed a dozen or so spare copies of the centenary booklet (with all 1995 games plus some from 1895), which are looking for good homes. Anyone interested PM me - first come. first served.

Garvinator
02-06-2011, 12:28 PM
Unfortunately I don't think that Moulthun Ly and Ben Lazarus can play due to mid year uni exams. It would be good to see Phachara Wongwichit back.I have contacted all three players above. All three have confirmed that they are unavailable.


The current championship field is certainly impressive and outrates any previous Queensland title event. Thank you for confirming this. I was wondering where this event stood compared to the Qld Championships that I hear so much about from the 80's and 90's.

Garvinator
02-06-2011, 12:29 PM
A nice reminder to everyone that there should be four games that can be viewed live by monroi.

ER
02-06-2011, 12:59 PM
Congrats to all involved for attracting this very impressive field. Looking forward to follow results and games! :clap:

Garrett
02-06-2011, 01:04 PM
The current championship field is certainly impressive and outrates any previous Queensland title event. However I think (not certain) that the rating uplifts by ACF, adding 150 and 75 to all ratings, would make earlier events relatively stronger.

I remain unconvinced.

Two of the reasonably active players in the 1995 list (Solo and Truscott) have similar ratings now as then.

Garvinator
02-06-2011, 01:15 PM
I remain unconvinced. Two of the reasonably active players in the 1995 list (Solo and Truscott) have similar ratings now as then.Unconvinced that this is the strongest on rating championship field in the events history, or unconvinced that the uplifts mean that this may not be the case?

Garrett
02-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Unconvinced that this is the strongest on rating championship field in the events history, or unconvinced that the uplifts mean that this may not be the case?

the bit about the uplifts.

Desmond
02-06-2011, 02:35 PM
I remain unconvinced.

Two of the reasonably active players in the 1995 list (Solo and Truscott) have similar ratings now as then.
Around then Leskiewicz and Pizzato were amoungst the strongest juniors in Australia. I think they each won the Australian Junior at least once. They would have been about 15-16 in 1995. One can only speculate, but I'd say that their strength at that time they would have been >2000 in today's ratings.

Ian Murray
02-06-2011, 02:39 PM
Comparing ratings between eras is not very productive (Bobby Fischer's highest rating of 2785 puts him below Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Aronian et al). Suffice to say that the 1995 field was pretty high calibre. Five of the players had won the title previously a total of 14 times between them (Solo 5, Myers 4, Laird 3, Truscott and Allen once).

Garrett
02-06-2011, 03:14 PM
Comparing ratings between eras is not very productive

My point was that the two players active then and now, Solo and Truscott, have similar rating then as now. Your hypothesis would seem to necessitate a decline in their powers. Solo still seems to be going strong, and Truscott won the Qld Champs a year or two ago.

If the young players were so good in 1995 why were they not all rated higher than Truscott.... ?



(Bobby Fischer's highest rating of 2785 RIP Bobby.



puts him below Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Aronian et al).

We don't have the same sort of yardstick to make any sort of comparison, there is no player performing at consistently the same level in both 1971 and 2011.



Suffice to say that the 1995 field was pretty high calibre.

Agreed



Five of the players had won the title previously a total of 14 times between them (Solo 5, Myers 4, Laird 3, Truscott and Allen once).

I think the relative youth of this year's field has already been mentioned.

Garvinator
02-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Instead of trying to compare different time periods, how about we just enjoy the fact that this Championship is shaping up to being a very good tournament and one of the strongest Qld tournaments in our history.

Capablanca-Fan
02-06-2011, 10:30 PM
I played in the 1998 champs, which included Solo, Smerdon (about 6 months before he became an IM), John Myers and Kevin Casey.

Kevin Bonham
03-06-2011, 12:19 AM
If the young players were so good in 1995 why were they not all rated higher than Truscott.... ?

Elo rating system was less responsive to improving juniors than the present one.

Sheroff
03-06-2011, 10:14 AM
To Graeme Gardiner -

Congratulations on a great turnout! You have really put all the pieces in place this year - a substantial regional input (at last), the highest prize money I can ever remember offered in a QLD Championship (thank you), and as always, arguably the finest chess playing venue in the country. I knew if anybody could drag this event out of its doldrums, you could. Your exceptional generosity has certainly made the difference this year. Nice job.


To Solo -

David Stephson, Alain Pardoen and Charles Pizzato were pretty standard Championship fixtures in the old days, but I had forgotten about Murray Campbell. Those were good times. Max Leskiewicz became quite strong before he left the scene, too. I remember Alex Wohl playing quite a few tourneys in QLD for awhile there too (he used to help Smerdon prepare for individual opponents), but I don't recall if he ever played in our State Championships. He lives happily in northern NSW now. And as I think you once mentioned, John Myers was always one of the very best slow-time-control chess players this state has seen.

To Ian Murray -

I could have sworn I read somewhere that Bobby Fischer's rating peak was 2810. Or was that just Bobby's wishful thinking? Of course, Bobby had no access to Rybka or Fritz, just dog-eared copies of Russian chess bulletins...

To Jono -

The 1998 titles were entertaining to be sure, and down to the wire. It was also, I think, the last one from the 'Adjournments' era. It's a shame the CAQ has shot itself in the foot with the State Championships a few times over the years, with inane 'activity clauses' and other nonsense weakening the field. I vaguely remember playing one more QLD Champs after 1998, but have disapponting memories of inconvenient scheduling, a cold, cavernous high school gym with hastily assembled old tables masquerading as a State Championship venue, and an insultingly low prize fund - what should have been the most prestigious chess event in the State was instead being treated like an afterthought. In at least one year, your Logan Club's excellent Day of Knights Tourney was on at the exact same time of year as the Champs and had about the same prize money (but one only had to play on a single Sunday for the same money), so I know some of the stronger players might have preferred the Logan event. In any case, it's great to see Graeme putting some life into the QLD titles again. Maybe one day it will regain its former glory - certainly with promising young players like Nagauchi, Liu, Muller and others (Calvin Finke isn't far behind the mix either), the future is looking up. And Solo is certainly not done yet - he's going to need to home-renovate to create space for his many decade's worth of Queensland Championship trophies. It is in his mighty footsteps that we all lamely follow...

PS Jono - You getting some chess down in Georgia? By all means enjoy the catfish, but I would definitely stay away from those 'chitlins'...

Cheers,
Kevin Casey

Ian Murray
03-06-2011, 05:05 PM
Elo rating system was less responsive to improving juniors than the present one.
Right. 2000+ juniors were unheard of in the good old days

Ian Murray
03-06-2011, 05:07 PM
To Ian Murray -

I could have sworn I read somewhere that Bobby Fischer's rating peak was 2810. Or was that just Bobby's wishful thinking? Of course, Bobby had no access to Rybka or Fritz, just dog-eared copies of Russian chess bulletins...

Maybe converted somewhere to modern equivalent. Actual was 2785 according to Wiki and bobbyfischer.net

Kevin Bonham
03-06-2011, 05:58 PM
I could have sworn I read somewhere that Bobby Fischer's rating peak was 2810. Or was that just Bobby's wishful thinking?

That was his final USCF rating; his peak USCF rating is given by many sources as 2825.

ER
03-06-2011, 11:06 PM
In the Powel South Coast Tournament participants were offered nice, fresh, tasty bananas! :) for free! Solo, Sheroff and Garrett amongst others can testify to that!
But were 're not basing our statement to hearsay, so here is the hard evidence! :)

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/Sunshine%20Coast%20Open/southcoasttrip200.jpg

Garvinator, ball in your court! :) :P

Garvinator
05-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Entries close in less than 2 days.

Tyson
05-06-2011, 06:04 PM
will have a car for those days. Will pay my entry during my lunch break tomorrow

Garvinator
05-06-2011, 11:33 PM
will have a car for those days. Will pay my entry during my lunch break tomorrowGood to see about the car. Are you not able to transfer the money by internet banking. Surely that would be more reliable since entries do close in 24 hours from the time of this post.

Tyson
06-06-2011, 02:30 PM
Yeh, i don't do Internet banking though, read too many stories about it going wrong xD. Have made the deposit though so the funds should show up in the account now,

Tyson

Garvinator
06-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Yeh, i don't do Internet banking though, read too many stories about it going wrong xD. Have made the deposit though so the funds should show up in the account now.Money received in CAQ bank account. I will update the list of players in an hour or so.

Entries close in 8 hours or so, pairings to be published tomorrow for round one on CAQ website.

Garvinator
07-06-2011, 03:40 PM
Pairings for round one:


No Name FIDE ACF Total Result Name FIDE ACF Total

1 JULE, Alexandra (9) 1981 1932 [0] : SOLOMON, Stephen J (1) 2385 2413 [0]
2 NAKAUCHI, Gene (2) 2170 2113 [0] : FITZPATRICK, Andrew (10) 2023 1900 [0]
3 WALKER, Tyson (11) 1793 [0] : MCCLYMONT, Brodie (3) 2042 2083 [0]
4 LIU, Yi (4) 2011 2079 [0] : KORENEVSKI, Oleg (12) 1918 1779 [0]
5 OLSEN, Noel (13) 1779 [0] : MULLER, Jonas (5) 2025 2073 [0]
6 ABRAHAMS, Daniel (6) 2000 2029 [0] : WEI, Robin (14) 1776 [0]
7 HARRIS, John (15) 1763 [0] : LESTER, George (7) 1990 2011 [0]
8 GRIGG, Sam (8) 2020 2006 [0] : GHODOSI, Hossein (16) 1758 [0]
List of players and other information can be found here: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/Results/2011/QldChampionship/2011QldChampionship.html

ER
07-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Pairings for round one:


No Name FIDE ACF Total Result Name FIDE ACF Total

1 JULE, Alexandra (9) 1981 1932 [0] : SOLOMON, Stephen J (1) 2385 2413 [0]
2 NAKAUCHI, Gene (2) 2170 2113 [0] : FITZPATRICK, Andrew (10) 2023 1900 [0]
3 WALKER, Tyson (11) 1793 [0] : MCCLYMONT, Brodie (3) 2042 2083 [0]
4 LIU, Yi (4) 2011 2079 [0] : KORENEVSKI, Oleg (12) 1918 1779 [0]
5 OLSEN, Noel (13) 1779 [0] : MULLER, Jonas (5) 2025 2073 [0]
6 ABRAHAMS, Daniel (6) 2000 2029 [0] : WEI, Robin (14) 1776 [0]
7 HARRIS, John (15) 1763 [0] : LESTER, George (7) 1990 2011 [0]
8 GRIGG, Sam (8) 2020 2006 [0] : GHODOSI, Hossein (16) 1758 [0]
List of players and other information can be found here: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/Results/2011/QldChampionship/2011QldChampionship.html

GO GARRETT!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Garvinator
08-06-2011, 10:33 AM
I have been informed that Noel Olsen (Mackay) is no longer coming and so that means odd numbers. To avoid the bye that this creates, Melba Horwood has now accepted her first reserve position. This means that the pairings for the bottom four boards are going to change.

There will be no further changes to the pairings as far as I can tell.


No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 JULE, Alexandra (9) 1981 1932 [0] : SOLOMON, Stephen J (1) 2385 2413 [0]
2 NAKAUCHI, Gene (2) 2170 2113 [0] : FITZPATRICK, Andrew (10) 2023 1900 [0]
3 WALKER, Tyson (11) 1793 [0] : MCCLYMONT, Brodie (3) 2042 2083 [0]
4 LIU, Yi (4) 2011 2079 [0] : KORENEVSKI, Oleg (12) 1918 1779 [0]
5 WEI, Robin (13) 1776 [0] : MULLER, Jonas (5) 2025 2073 [0]
6 ABRAHAMS, Daniel (6) 2000 2029 [0] : HARRIS, John (14) 1763 [0]
7 GHODOSI, Hossein (15) 1758 [0] : LESTER, George (7) 1990 2011 [0]
8 GRIGG, Sam (8) 2020 2006 [0] : HORWOOD, Melba (16) 1685 [0]

Garrett
08-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Hi Garvinator

I think it unfair to change the players pairing at this late stage after it has been announced.

I think the best option is to slot the reserve player into where the gap was made. There is less than a 100 point difference between the player who withdrew (at such a late hour !!) and the reserve so it should not make much difference.

I think the second best option is to give Jonas a forfeit win. I certainly don't mind forfeit wins (I was gifted one in the first round of a Redlciffe tourney a couple of years ago).

From a personal point of view, I really hate it when a draw changes without being absolutely necessary. I think arbiters in general are too keen to swap pairings around.

My own personal circumstance for this tournament is that I have been extremely busy with work in recent times (I've clocked up an extra 30 hours in the office over the past two weeks) and had no time for chess study. When the draw came out yesterday afternoon I made time to study the games of my opponent and studies some lines in the openings he plays.

Is there any room to re-consider this decision ?

Regards
Garrett.

Garvinator
08-06-2011, 05:55 PM
I will respond to your points below, but I really do not appreciate at all anyone who raises this issue with me by personal email, I reply, the other person seems to accept the decision, then comes on to an open bulletin board to criticise the decision and asks for the decision to be changed.

That circumstance puts the person responsible in an awful position, which I am in now.

It leaves me in a position of either having to appear heartless and say no, or look like I have surrended to public pressure, rather than calm, logical reason or negotiation.

If you are sensing that I do not appreciate this, you are 100% correct.


I think the best option is to slot the reserve player into where the gap was made. There is less than a 100 point difference between the player who withdrew (at such a late hour !!) and the reserve so it should not make much difference. The issue is not the difference between the ratings, but to me, with their position in the tournament. Had I slotted in the reserve in the withdrawers position, it would be 25% further up the field than where they would have been if paired normally. I am mindful that Melba's rating is had a massive uplift since two periods ago, in the region of 250 points and is likely to be an overshoot.


I think the second best option is to give Jonas a forfeit win.
This is the worst of all possible options for three reasons at least and would be only done as an extreme last resort.

1) While I am sure Jonas would not mind a forfeit win in this field, it would give him an enormous potential advantage over the rest of the field and so is not fair on everyone else.

While everyone else slogs it out on Thursday night, potentially finishing around 11pm/12am, Jonas gets to sleep in his nice warm bed and get a full nights sleep.

2) It would mean having a tournament with odd numbers, creating a bye each round, which could have large ramificiations come the final couple of rounds with a 15 player, 9 round field.

3) It would mean that Jonas is on a different colour balance to everyone else, a small issue, but something I would rather avoid by keeping everyone playing the same number of games.



From a personal point of view, I really hate it when a draw changes without being absolutely necessary. I think arbiters in general are too keen to swap pairings around.As soon as I was told by Noel that he would not be coming (after the pairings were announced) I made it clear to him about my displeasure and the effect his lack of notice has had on the tournament.

I am certainly not keen at all to change pairings, but only do it when I consider it necessary for the overall sake of the tournament.


Is there any room to re-consider this decision ?Not really anymore. If I was to change the pairings again, this would only cause more confusion and possible complaints.

Garrett
08-06-2011, 06:56 PM
I will respond to your points below, but I really do not appreciate at all anyone who raises this issue with me by personal email, I reply, the other person seems to accept the decision

For the record, this is my reply to the original email advising of the change of parings, sent 4 minutes after the change of draw was advised.



Oh bejesus couldn’t you have just bl**dy slotted Melba into where Noel was ?

I spent hours preparing for John Harris !





then comes on to an open bulletin board to criticise the decision and asks for the decision to be changed.

Firstly, I don't have a problem discussing chess matters on a chesschat site. Secondly, you posted the f-about draw change here and I am replying to it here.




It leaves me in a position of either having to appear heartless and say no, or look like I have surrended to public pressure,


Public pressure ? What public pressure. Public pressure didn't produce the draw.



The issue is not the difference between the ratings, but to me, with their position in the tournament. Had I slotted in the reserve in the withdrawers position, it would be 25% further up the field than where they would have been if paired normally. I am mindful that Melba's rating is had a massive uplift since two periods ago, in the region of 250 points and is likely to be an overshoot.

As far as I know, Olsen seldom plays outside Mackay. I've played both Melba and Noel on numerous occasions. There's not much difference. Perhaps keeping in mind ratings is a good idea.



the rest of it

I will need to reassess my capacity to play in this tournament.

I will try to advise before lunch time tomorrow whether or not I am still able to play. I will pay my tab at the Wallaby regardless.

Solo
08-06-2011, 07:28 PM
I think you have done the right things on this occasion, Garvin. I had a much worse draw change in the first round of Doeberl. Six players had opponents not turn up, three were White and three Black. So Shaun repaired everyone against each other with the same colours as they were going to have. Darryl was Black and the top player; I was White and the second player, and Eugene Schon was the fourth player. If it wasn't for keeping the colours, Darryl would have played Eugene with Black! Eugene is very strong in the opening, and I wondered if Darryl would have protested. Anyway he played a much weaker fifth player and I had White against Eugene. I didn't want to create a fuss, even though Shaun asked for any objections. I wasn't happy about such a tough first round, but the funny thing is that I caught Eugene out in the opening! But then I was over confident and made an unsound Knight sac and he found the only defense and I lost. I got to 4/5 after that anyway. I very much hope you decide to play Garrett, as you have been doing very well.

Desmond
08-06-2011, 09:11 PM
I think you have done the right things on this occasion, Garvin. agree

lost
08-06-2011, 09:43 PM
I think you have done the right things on this occasion, Garvin. I had a much worse draw change in the first round of Doeberl. Six players had opponents not turn up, three were White and three Black. So Shaun repaired everyone against each other with the same colours as they were going to have. Darryl was Black and the top player; I was White and the second player, and Eugene Schon was the fourth player. If it wasn't for keeping the colours, Darryl would have played Eugene with Black! Eugene is very strong in the opening, and I wondered if Darryl would have protested. Anyway he played a much weaker fifth player and I had White against Eugene. I didn't want to create a fuss, even though Shaun asked for any objections. I wasn't happy about such a tough first round, but the funny thing is that I caught Eugene out in the opening! But then I was over confident and made an unsound Knight sac and he found the only defense and I lost. I got to 4/5 after that anyway. I very much hope you decide to play Garrett, as you have been doing very well.


Hi Solo,

I remember this quite well because I wasn't playing that day and it was unfortunate you got Eugene Schon in the first round. Me personally, I would have opted for the forfeit, but if I am not mistaken you would prefer to play then take the free point.

Anyway, I hope this tournament is a success and that everyone learns something from there games.

lost

Garvinator
08-06-2011, 10:25 PM
I remember this quite well because I wasn't playing that day and it was unfortunate you got Eugene Schon in the first round. Me personally, I would have opted for the forfeit, but if I am not mistaken you would prefer to play then take the free point.The situation at Doeberl is very different to most tournaments because if the norm hunters receive a forfeit win, then they can not meet the nine game requirement for norms. Having only nine rounds means the norm hunters need to play all 9 games without a forfeit win.

lost
08-06-2011, 10:55 PM
The situation at Doeberl is very different to most tournaments because if the norm hunters receive a forfeit win, then they can not meet the nine game requirement for norms. Having only nine rounds means the norm hunters need to play all 9 games without a forfeit win.

I understand that Garvinator. I hope the tournament will be a success for Queensland chess.

lost

ER
08-06-2011, 11:01 PM
I am not in position to give an opinion for this matter as I don't know situations like what's discussed here.
All I want to say, however, is that I wish this tournament a great success and I want George to be a part of it!
Cheers and good luck!

Garrett
09-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the comments.

Firstly, apologies if anyone was offended by the implied bad language in my response above.

Secondly, I think Solo's description of what happened at Doeberl is a good yardstick to what could have happened here.

In Doeberl, the players without a game were repaired against each other, and also those players were asked if there was any objection.

This also meant no-one else was mucked around.

If we apply that template here it would have meant that unpaired Jonas, who's opponent was a no-show, would be paired with Melba, the unpaired reserve.

No-one else would have been affected. Jonas would have gotten a slightly lower rated opponent (according to ACF Glicko rating less than 100 point difference, but much more according to the arbiter's expert independent opinion) with the same colour, and in all likelyhood would have been on the same score after round one as if he had played Olsen.

This would have meant no-one else was unnecessarily stuffed around.

It is hard to imagine this alteration to board 5 in round 1 of the tournament would have much overall affect on the results of the tournament.

I think changing announced parinngs en-mass, in a social club manner, is not befitting to a serious event.

I understand that some may think this is an extreme stance, but I guess we all have things that really cheese us off. Some of us are cheesed off by bare feet at chess tournaments, some of us are cheesed off by accelerated pairings which are removed too soon, some of us are really cheesed off with the thought of a mobile phone sitting on the table during a round.

My pet cheese is changing announced draws around unnecessarily (along with whimiscal late starts to rounds).

It especially cheesed me off in this instance, because as stated earlier, I had been very busy with work and made time on Tuesday evening to try to prepare a bit to try to get off to a reasonable start in this tournament.

Anyway, letting you know now that I am unable to play. I hope that the second reserve player is able to play.

Please keep the entry fee I have paid, I understand Graham must be making a loss on this tournament and have no qualms about donating the $120-00 into the coffers.

Well done to Graham and CAQ for organising what hopefully should be a good tournament.

Will see some of you down there, I still have the accommodation booked so will spend some time down the Coast and will drop in to catch some of the action. I also need to buy a beginners book/video from Graham and pay my Gold Coast Open entry fee.

Thanks
Garrett.

Garvinator
09-06-2011, 09:35 AM
Anyway, letting you know now that I am unable to play. I hope that the second reserve player is able to play.Harry has confirmed that he is able to play, so we are back to an even 16.


Please keep the entry fee I have paid, I understand Graham must be making a loss on this tournament and have no qualms about donating the $120-00 into the coffers.Graeme is covering the $2,000 for the regional players costs. It is CAQ that is paying the final prize fund of $3,000 approx.


Well done to Graham and CAQ for organising what hopefully should be a good tournament.Thank you.


Will see some of you down there, I still have the accommodation booked so will spend some time down the Coast and will drop in to catch some of the action. I also need to buy a beginners book/video from Graham and pay my Gold Coast Open entry fee.
Please do drop in as I have the Qld Open perpetual to give to you for your win at Qld Open.

Garrett
09-06-2011, 05:06 PM
Just a quick question....

In post #20 of the Darling Downs Open thread it is stated.....

"Under the fide pairing rules, if I did not mark the draw as provisional, then it would be considered official and I would not be able to change it unless it violated B1 (played same opponent twice), or B2, had three more of one colour than the other."

Did that not apply in this case ?

Garvinator
09-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Live games link is:

http://www.gardinerchess.com/games/currentlivegame.html

4 games should be broadcast starting just after 7pm.

Garrett
09-06-2011, 06:23 PM
just a quick question....

In post #20 of the Darling Downs Open thread it is stated.....

"Under the fide pairing rules, if I did not mark the draw as provisional, then it would be considered official and I would not be able to change it unless it violated B1 (played same opponent twice), or B2, had three more of one colour than the other."

Did that not apply in this case ?

Adamski
09-06-2011, 07:00 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the comments.

Firstly, apologies if anyone was offended by the implied bad language in my response above.

Secondly, I think Solo's description of what happened at Doeberl is a good yardstick to what could have happened here.

In Doeberl, the players without a game were repaired against each other, and also those players were asked if there was any objection.

This also meant no-one else was mucked around.

If we apply that template here it would have meant that unpaired Jonas, who's opponent was a no-show, would be paired with Melba, the unpaired reserve.

No-one else would have been affected. Jonas would have gotten a slightly lower rated opponent (according to ACF Glicko rating less than 100 point difference, but much more according to the arbiter's expert independent opinion) with the same colour, and in all likelyhood would have been on the same score after round one as if he had played Olsen.

This would have meant no-one else was unnecessarily stuffed around.

It is hard to imagine this alteration to board 5 in round 1 of the tournament would have much overall affect on the results of the tournament.

I think changing announced parinngs en-mass, in a social club manner, is not befitting to a serious event.

I understand that some may think this is an extreme stance, but I guess we all have things that really cheese us off. Some of us are cheesed off by bare feet at chess tournaments, some of us are cheesed off by accelerated pairings which are removed too soon, some of us are really cheesed off with the thought of a mobile phone sitting on the table during a round.

My pet cheese is changing announced draws around unnecessarily (along with whimiscal late starts to rounds).

It especially cheesed me off in this instance, because as stated earlier, I had been very busy with work and made time on Tuesday evening to try to prepare a bit to try to get off to a reasonable start in this tournament.

Anyway, letting you know now that I am unable to play. I hope that the second reserve player is able to play.

Please keep the entry fee I have paid, I understand Graham must be making a loss on this tournament and have no qualms about donating the $120-00 into the coffers.

Well done to Graham and CAQ for organising what hopefully should be a good tournament.

Will see some of you down there, I still have the accommodation booked so will spend some time down the Coast and will drop in to catch some of the action. I also need to buy a beginners book/video from Graham and pay my Gold Coast Open entry fee.

Thanks
Garrett.Sorry to hear you pyllled out Garrett. No doubt a disappointment for you. Best wishes mate. C u in Sydney again.

Garvinator
09-06-2011, 07:01 PM
Live games link is:

http://www.gardinerchess.com/games/currentlivegame.html

4 games should be broadcast starting just after 7pm.
No joy I am afraid. We will try and get live games going, but it does not look good.

Will try for round two 10am tomorrow morning.

Garrett
09-06-2011, 07:27 PM
Garvin

It appears you do not have the time, or do not wish to respond to my question.

It also appears, from your own words in the Darling Downs thread, that you illegally changed the pairings for round 1 of the 2011 Qld Championships after they were published.

This change, which I immediately objected to, subsequently led to my withdrawal from the tournament.

In view of this, I request that I be paired from round 2 onwards, with a 1 point bye in the first round.

If this is objectionable from your point of view, then I wish to appeal, and wish to know who is on the appeals committee for this tournament.

Regards
Garrett.

Bereaved
09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Hi Garvin, George et al,

I am in George's camp.....Garvin respond to him why your words ( as quoted above by George )were true once, and now no longer are.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Garvinator
09-06-2011, 08:17 PM
Following macavity's post, I will not be replying to a single item any more for this tournament.

I am re-iterating my stance on these issues. I do not discuss official matters on open bulletin boards.

George, if you wish to appeal, send an email to CAQ council at byronpa@hotmail.com.

MIRKO
09-06-2011, 08:20 PM
Nobody's perfect,forget what happened!!you are both Big Boy's(George a bit bigger)and make it work it would be a shame if George didn't play.I can see both points of view you are both right!!!(how can that be,reminds me of fiddler on the roof)Make it work,learn to forgive and forget,that takes courage .All the best.

Bereaved
09-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Garvin Gray? more like Garvin Gutless......George only asked you the question 3 times Garvin, I guess you missed a couple of them, hard to believe all three....well your actions speak loudly enough to counterbalance your silence:wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :evil:

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Garrett
09-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Appeal sent.

Mac, thanks very much for the support.

Garvin, I don't believe you were silenced by Mac's post, I asked the question a couple of times already.

Amir K.
09-06-2011, 09:35 PM
No joy I am afraid. We will try and get live games going, but it does not look good.

Will try for round two 10am tomorrow morning.


Hi Garvin,
It looks to me that your communication Port hasn't been detected.
I am not sure if you are using Graeme's computer or your laptop, but try to plug the PTM into another port.
1st - Open up the Monroi software and than after 20 seconds plug the PTM into USB Port.
It will come up the window with (perhaps) the several indicated COMM Ports chose one in which is MONROI PTM plugged in.
If the indication doesn't come HUB OK on the bottom of the screen, try to plug and unplug PTM power supply (pluged in the PTM) until you get the message HUB OK.

Garrett
10-06-2011, 02:35 AM
There appears to be an inconsistency regarding the draw(s) for round 1.

Why did Alex Jule, who was in the top half, have to play the number 1 seed ?

The whole draw appears to have been redone after player A withdrew. If this was a correct decision the why was not the whole draw redone after player B withdrew ?

Can anyone explain this ?

Desmond
10-06-2011, 07:10 AM
There appears to be an inconsistency regarding the draw(s) for round 1.

Why did Alex Jule, who was in the top half, have to play the number 1 seed ?

The whole draw appears to have been redone after player A withdrew. If this was a correct decision the why was not the whole draw redone after player B withdrew ?

Can anyone explain this ?
Paired by ACF rating I assume.

Garrett
10-06-2011, 07:17 AM
Paired by ACF rating I assume.

Alex Jule is rated higher then both players on board 7 if the following link is correct.

http://www.caq.org.au/htm/Results/2011/QldChampionship/2011QldChampionship.html

That link has seed 14 playing seed 16 on board 7.

Must be a joke.

Desmond
10-06-2011, 07:25 AM
Alex Jule is rated higher then both players on board 7 if the following link is correct.

http://www.caq.org.au/htm/Results/2011/QldChampionship/2011QldChampionship.html

That link has seed 14 playing seed 16 on board 7.

Must be a joke.
Ah I see, so when Olsen and yourself withdrew, and were replaced by lower rated players, it pushed Jules from the bottom half to the top half. Perhaps Garvin wanted to minimise changes to the draw as a result of your withdrawal at that late stage.

Garrett
10-06-2011, 07:38 AM
First there was an appeal organised and now there is not :-

From the CAQ website.
Pairings are Provisional, dependant on outcome of an appeal to CAQ Council involving George Lester. The official pairings for Round Two will be confirmed at 9:45am.

But now there is no appeal.

Desmond
10-06-2011, 02:16 PM
Any round 2 results?

ggardiner
10-06-2011, 04:05 PM
Garvin will be updating the results a little later.

Many thanks to Amir Karibasic who came over to the chess centre, and sorted out our Monroi situation. We were having great difficulty in isolating the problem, and Amir worked it out very quickly.

So the top three boards are now showing at http://www.gardinerchess.com/games/currentlivegame.html

Desmond
10-06-2011, 04:15 PM
Garvin will be updating the results a little later.

Many thanks to Amir Karibasic who came over to the chess centre, and sorted out our Monroi situation. We were having great difficulty in isolating the problem, and Amir worked it out very quickly.

So the top three boards are now showing at http://www.gardinerchess.com/games/currentlivegame.html
thanks Graeme

Garvinator
10-06-2011, 09:17 PM
Any round 2 results?
Results from previous rounds and games are available and updated here: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/Results/2011/QldChampionship/2011QldChampionship.html

I will be completing the round three games pgn's for the viewer tomorrow morning.

ER
11-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Many thanks to Amir Karibasic who came over to the chess centre, and sorted out our Monroi situation. We were having great difficulty in isolating the problem, and Amir worked it out very quickly.

So the top three boards are now showing at http://www.gardinerchess.com/games/currentlivegame.html

Thanks Amir! :clap:
A great example of how whatever differences can be put away for the common goal which is the good of Chess! :clap:
Once a champ, always a champ mate!
From Tasmania with love!

Desmond
12-06-2011, 07:22 AM
Solo isn't having this all his own way ... game on!

LIU 4/5
SOLOMON, MCCLYMONT 3.5
NAKAUCHI, ABRAHAMS, FITZPATRICK, KORENEVSKI, WEI 3

PS thanks to whoever is doing the live game updates.

Garvinator
12-06-2011, 11:33 AM
Live games is not working. We have been manually updating, but the transmission keeps failing, so join us hopefully for round seven coverage at 3:30pm.

Garvinator
12-06-2011, 03:47 PM
Live games for round seven are up and running, four boards.

Desmond
12-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Live games for round seven are up and running, four boards.
Solo's board seems to be stuck.

Garvinator
12-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Solo's board seems to be stuck.
Nope, only on move nine.

bundys_bro
12-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Is there any result in Solo's game the Live game is stuck at king next to king?

Garvinator
13-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Live transmission not working after many attempts to get it started.

Hopefully will be up and running for round nine at 3:30pm

Garvinator
13-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Live games are working... for now :)

Desmond
14-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Congrats to Solo, winning with 7/9. :clap:

A clear point ahead of Grigg 6/9, which is particularly good considering he didn't play round 2. :clap:

and in 3-5 was Nakauchi / McClymont / Liu on 5.5/9.

Also worth mentioning the second reserve & bottom seed Hoholis who finished =6th with 5/9.

Adamski
15-06-2011, 12:26 AM
Well done IM Solo. :clap: Hopefully will one day be a GM.