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NemoRoustic
14-04-2011, 11:02 AM
The Geelong Open is back:

This time commencing on a Friday night, continuing to Sunday.
Half point byes are available.

Details and entry form are here:
http://www.geelongchess.com/GeelongOpen.pdf

ER
14-04-2011, 06:49 PM
The Geelong Open is back:

This time commencing on a Friday night, continuing to Sunday.
Half point byes are available.

Details and entry form are here:
http://www.geelongchess.com/GeelongOpen.pdf

What? Are you guys mad? I was about to ask for a bye from the Noble Park Open (Sat) to come donw and play in your Open. Now you are telling me I have to ask for another bye from Box Hill Championship (Fri) as well. :eek: See you in 2012 (provided it's a Sat & Sun weekender)!
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Bereaved
25-05-2011, 01:29 AM
Hi everyone,

this is scheduled to be held this coming weekend; has anyone heard much about who is playing? from looking at the flier it seems to have very good prize money. Perhaps Victorian players who have been pleased by the announcement of the Australian Championships to be held in Geelong may wish to play to support the endeavours of the club? Just a suggestion...

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Grant Szuveges
25-05-2011, 01:53 AM
Hi everyone,

this is scheduled to be held this coming weekend; has anyone heard much about who is playing? from looking at the flier it seems to have very good prize money. Perhaps Victorian players who have been pleased by the announcement of the Australian Championships to be held in Geelong may wish to play to support the endeavours of the club? Just a suggestion...

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Will you be playing Malcolm?

Bereaved
25-05-2011, 03:36 AM
Hi Grant,

I am unable to play, I have commitments that prevent me from entering; which is a shame, because the Geelong open was once one of the highlights of the weekend circuit, and I have probably played it as many or more times than Ballarat......I do fear that from the lack of posts on the issue the event may not be a success. I found this thread buried on page 2 of the upcoming events folder, and made the third post in the thread, so it does not seem to have a ground swell behind it. The decision to have a round on the Friday evening ( or to allow persons to have a 0.5 bye ) may be the reason for the lack of response, I am unsure.

I just hope that the event is a success!

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Chigoresov
25-05-2011, 10:44 AM
I believe it is madness not to allow a 1/2 point bye on the Saturday night (round 4 of a 6 round tournament - big deal)

Many don't really like to play 3 rounds in a day or have a life outside chess.

What's the problem? I note Melbourne Chess Club for instance allows 1/2 point byes for any round 1-7 in their upcoming tournament:

http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=13095

Watto
25-05-2011, 05:37 PM
... I do fear that from the lack of posts on the issue the event may not be a success. I found this thread buried on page 2 of the upcoming events folder, and made the third post in the thread, so it does not seem to have a ground swell behind it. The decision to have a round on the Friday evening ( or to allow persons to have a 0.5 bye ) may be the reason for the lack of response, I am unsure.

I just hope that the event is a success!

Take care and God Bless, Macavity
Yes, I'm hoping that it's just the case that most players don't post on chesschat!

Best of luck to the organisers. Entries close 6 pm this Friday. Hope it all goes well - as Macavity says, being a Class 3 GP event, it has excellent prize money - "Open - $1000, $600, $400. Rating $150, $75 for B, C, D. Junior (u18) $100, $50."
Full details and entry form can be found here: http://www.geelongchess.com/GeelongOpen.pdf

Metro
25-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Details and entry form are here:
http://www.geelongchess.com/GeelongOpen.pdf[/QUOTE]

http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.2217871.5.flat,550x550,075,f.geelong-waterfront.jpg

Leonid Sandler
25-05-2011, 08:46 PM
A few days ago I had been told that about 25-30 players has entered including a few IM's(I am one of them).Hopefully more players will enter in a day or so.

ChessGuru
27-05-2011, 10:49 AM
Again thanks to Gary Bekker there will be live coverage of the Geelong Open this weekend with Tornelo.

http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/geelong-open-championship

If you go to the site now you can see a list of entries and even enter online if you get inspired!

Metro
27-05-2011, 02:41 PM
Again thanks to Gary Bekker there will be live coverage of the Geelong Open this weekend with Tornelo.

http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/geelong-open-championship

If you go to the site now you can see a list of entries and even enter online if you get inspired!



Stephen J Solomon 2428, Queensland

Bobby Cheng 2350, Victoria

Leonid Sandler 2289, Victoria

David J Garner 2101,Victoria

Michael Sugrue 1947 Victoria

Geoffrey Gill 1886 Victoria

Mario Zoppi 1824, Victoria

Steven Fletcher 1771 Victoria

Zoran Babic 1746 Victoria

Marcus W Ogden 1699 Victoria

Andrew M Wemyss 1693 Victoria

Bernadus Kersten 1616 Victoria

Gregorio Albarracin 1608,Vic

William Stokie 1545 Victoria

Terry Feduniw 1537 Victoria

Geoffrey Barber 1517, Queensland

Tom Nemaric 1428 Victoria

Jamie Kenmure 1363, Victoria

William Maligin 899 , Victoria

Carl Dingfelder 696

Thomas Ebeyan 474 , Victoria

gbekker
27-05-2011, 07:44 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 1 Pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [0] : Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [0]
2 David J Garner (4) 2101 [0] : William Stokie (14) 1545 [0]
3 Terry Feduniw (15) 1537 [0] : Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [0]
4 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [0] : Ben Kersten (16) 1519 [0]
5 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [0] : Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [0]
6 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [0] : Geoff Davis (18) 1454 [0]
7 Tom Nemaric (19) 1428 [0] : Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [0]
8 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [0] : Reza Daneshvar (20) 1400 [0]
9 Carl Dingfelder (23) 696 [0] : Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [0]
10 Benjamin Spencer (25) [0] : Geoffrey Barber (17) 1517 [0]
11 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [0] .5:0 BYE
12 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [0] .5:0 BYE
13 Jamie Kenmure (21) 1363 [0] .5:0 BYE
14 William Maligin (22) 899 [0] .5:0 BYE
15 Thomas Ebeyan (24) 474 [0] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
27-05-2011, 10:27 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 1 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [0] 1:0 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [0]
2 David J Garner (4) 2101 [0] 1:0 William Stokie (14) 1545 [0]
3 Terry Feduniw (15) 1537 [0] 0:1 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [0]
4 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [0] 1:0 Ben Kersten (16) 1519 [0]
5 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [0] 0:1 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [0]
6 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [0] 1:0 Geoff Davis (18) 1454 [0]
7 Tom Nemaric (19) 1428 [0] 0:1 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [0]
8 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [0] 0:1 Reza Daneshvar (20) 1400 [0]
9 Carl Dingfelder (23) 696 [0] 0:1 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [0]
10 Benjamin Spencer (25) [0] 0:1 Geoffrey Barber (17) 1517 [0]
11 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [0] .5:0 BYE
12 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [0] .5:0 BYE
13 Jamie Kenmure (21) 1363 [0] .5:0 BYE
14 William Maligin (22) 899 [0] .5:0 BYE
15 Thomas Ebeyan (24) 474 [0] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
27-05-2011, 10:31 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 2 Pairings (Provisional Only)


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [1] : Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [1]
2 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [1] : David J Garner (4) 2101 [1]
3 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [1] : Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [1]
4 Geoffrey Barber (17) 1517 [1] : Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [1]
5 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [1] : Reza Daneshvar (20) 1400 [1]
6 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [.5] : Jamie Kenmure (21) 1363 [.5]
7 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [.5] : William Maligin (22) 899 [.5]
8 Thomas Ebeyan (24) 474 [.5] : Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [0]
9 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [0] : Tom Nemaric (19) 1428 [0]
10 Ben Kersten (16) 1519 [0] : Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [0]
11 William Stokie (14) 1545 [0] : Carl Dingfelder (23) 696 [0]
12 Geoff Davis (18) 1454 [0] : Terry Feduniw (15) 1537 [0]
13 Benjamin Spencer (25) [0] : Gary D Bekker (26) 1574 [0]

Please note that the pairings are provisional only and subject to change depending on additional entries tomorrow morning.

Garrett
28-05-2011, 12:45 PM
how come the top two seeds available both had White in round one ?

Is it because there were some high rated players taking a bye ?

cheers Garrett.

ChessGuru
28-05-2011, 07:02 PM
Check out Cheng v. Sandler ... live in progress!!

AusChess.Tornelo.com - with all games from round 2, and most from round 3 available.

Pairings are being done by Tornelo this tournament, no help from Swiss Perfect, so keep an eye on the pairings. ;)

ChessGuru
28-05-2011, 07:03 PM
http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/geelong-open-championship

gbekker
28-05-2011, 10:03 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 2 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [1] 0:1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [1]
2 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [1] 0:1 David J Garner (4) 2101 [1]
3 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [1] 1:0 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [1]
4 Geoffrey Barber (18) 1517 [1] 0:1 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [1]
5 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [1] 1:0 Reza Daneshvar (21) 1400 [1]
6 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [.5] 1:0 Jamie Kenmure (22) 1363 [.5]
7 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [.5] 1:0 William Maligin (23) 899 [.5]
8 Thomas Ebeyan (25) 474 [.5] 0:1 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [0]
9 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [0] 1:0 Tom Nemaric (20) 1428 [0]
10 Ben Kersten (17) 1519 [0] 0:1 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [0]
11 William Stokie (15) 1545 [0] 1:0 Carl Dingfelder (24) 696 [0]
12 Geoff Davis (19) 1454 [0] 0:1 Terry Feduniw (16) 1537 [0]
13 Benjamin Spencer (26) [0] 0:1 Gary D Bekker (14) 1574 [0]

gbekker
28-05-2011, 10:05 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 3 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [2] 1:0 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [2]
2 David J Garner (4) 2101 [2] 1:0 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [2]
3 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [2] 0:1 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [1.5]
4 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [1] 0:1 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [1.5]
5 Gary D Bekker (14) 1574 [1] .5:.5 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [1]
6 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [1] .5:.5 William Stokie (15) 1545 [1]
7 Terry Feduniw (16) 1537 [1] .5:.5 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [1]
8 Reza Daneshvar (21) 1400 [1] 0:1 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [1]
9 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [1] 1:0 Geoffrey Barber (18) 1517 [1]
10 Jamie Kenmure (22) 1363 [.5] 1:0 Thomas Ebeyan (25) 474 [.5]
11 William Maligin (23) 899 [.5] 0:1 Ben Kersten (17) 1519 [0]
12 Carl Dingfelder (24) 696 [0] 0:1 Geoff Davis (19) 1454 [0]
13 Tom Nemaric (20) 1428 [0] 0:1 Benjamin Spencer (26) [0]

gbekker
28-05-2011, 10:22 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 4 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 David J Garner (4) 2101 [3] 0:1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [3]
2 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [2.5] .5:.5 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [2.5]
3 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [2] 1:0 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [2]
4 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [2] 0:1 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [2]
5 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [1.5] 1:0 Terry Feduniw (16) 1537 [1.5]
6 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [1.5] .5:.5 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [1.5]
7 William Stokie (15) 1545 [1.5] .5:.5 Jamie Kenmure (22) 1363 [1.5]
8 Reza Daneshvar (21) 1400 [1] 1:0 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [1]
9 Ben Kersten (17) 1519 [1] 0:1 Benjamin Spencer (26) [1]
10 Geoffrey Barber (18) 1517 [1] 0:1 Geoff Davis (19) 1454 [1]
11 Thomas Ebeyan (25) 474 [.5] .5:.5 William Maligin (23) 899 [.5]
12 Carl Dingfelder (24) 696 [0] 0:1 Tom Nemaric (20) 1428 [0]
13 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [2] .5:0 BYE
14 Gary D Bekker (14) 1574 [1.5] 0:0 BYE

gbekker
28-05-2011, 10:22 PM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 5 Pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [4] : Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [3]
2 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [3] : Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [3]
3 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [3] : David J Garner (4) 2101 [3]
4 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [2.5] : Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [2.5]
5 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [2] : Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [2]
6 Geoff Davis (19) 1454 [2] : Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [2]
7 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [2] : Reza Daneshvar (21) 1400 [2]
8 Benjamin Spencer (26) [2] : William Stokie (15) 1545 [2]
9 Jamie Kenmure (22) 1363 [2] : Gary D Bekker (14) 1574 [1.5]
10 Terry Feduniw (16) 1537 [1.5] : Thomas Ebeyan (25) 474 [1]
11 Tom Nemaric (20) 1428 [1] : Ben Kersten (17) 1519 [1]
12 William Maligin (23) 899 [1] : Geoffrey Barber (18) 1517 [1]
13 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [1] : Carl Dingfelder (24) 696 [0]

Kevin Bonham
28-05-2011, 10:36 PM
how come the top two seeds available both had White in round one ?

Is it because there were some high rated players taking a bye ?

I don't know for sure but my guess is that what happened in this instance was that either the second or third seed wanted to take a bye after the original pairings had been done and hence there was some ad hoc manual repairing at that point. That would also explain why Albarracin (13) was playing Davis (7) when normally Albarracin should have slotted in on board 2. Barber (17) would normally have played Davis but has instead been moved.

If it had been known before the draw was to be done that 2 and 3 were both taking byes, then there is no way 1 and 4 would have the same colour.

Another possibility is that one of 2 and 3 was a late addition to the field after the draw had been done, but this doesn't explain the other pairings.

ChessGuru
28-05-2011, 10:39 PM
For scores, crosstables, games and pairings...

http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/geelong-open-championship

Don't worry - Tornelo may be being used in the tournament (despite ACF attempts to ban it) but under close supervision from our esteemed International Master and Chess Victoria President Mr Leonid Sandler (and 24 other players).... so far no complaints from anyone. In fact mostly compliments. :)

In fact it's going pretty well.... I have to thank all the players for their co-operation in entering their games (on electronic communication devices in the playing hall - ooooh ahh!). :owned: Got to say it's wonderful how the oldies are taking to the technology like ducks to water....

Apart from stirring the ACF boneheads I can report an excellent tournament, very well run and a 'fantastic' venue (quote from Sandler with which I wholeheartedly agree).... cafe on site, free pool-tables, air-hockey and table-tennis in the player lounge, even a swimming pool on site (pity I didn't bring my bathers), set in quiet parklands.... just fantastic.

Well run, friendly and some very competitive chess. Seriously you're missing out if you aren't here.... Make sure you get down here next year!

Kevin Bonham
28-05-2011, 10:54 PM
Pairings are being done by Tornelo this tournament, no help from Swiss Perfect, so keep an eye on the pairings. ;)

Hmmmm. I've received an indirect report that's inconsistent with this so if any deep undercover sources would like to report the facts on the matter and whether there may actually be rogue traces of swissperfectium in the pairing supply I'm sure we'd all be much obliged. Though it might spoil the fun just a little bit. :lol:

William AS
28-05-2011, 11:49 PM
Pairings are being done by Tornelo this tournament, no help from Swiss Perfect, so keep an eye on the pairings. ;)
This could also explain the strange round 1 pairings but Kevin's thoughts are the more likely reasons. :rolleyes: ;) :lol:

ChessGuru
29-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Nice game from Cheng to beat Solomon with black in 25 moves... very nice.

Agh, Tornelo stumbles in the final round...and needed some help with a couple of floating issues...

Sandler, Solo and Cheng going into the final round tied on 4 points...

ER
29-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Nice game from Cheng to beat Solomon with black in 25 moves... very nice.
Thanks for the info! :clap:

Agh, Tornelo stumbles in the final round...and needed some help with a couple of floating issues...
The revenge of the boneheads? :P :owned: Serves you bloody right for being a smart arse too! :P :lol:

Sandler, Solo and Cheng going into the final round tied on 4 points...
Thanks for the info! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
29-05-2011, 03:21 PM
Here's Bobby's win mentioned above.

[EDIT: see fixed PGN in Boris's post below]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 h6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.c3 Nc6 8.0-0 g5! Various replies have been tried here for white, none of which appear totally convincing. 9.h3 h5 10.g4 [Also tried in Vishnu-Sengupta Balaguer 2008 with the same result. White could instead seek complications with the bizarre looking 10.Nb3 with a piece sacrifice in either of two lines 10...g4 (10...c4 11.Bxg5 Qc7 12.Bc2 cxb3 13.axb3 with compensation based around the passiveness of the black queenside and the vulnerability of black's KR and KRP.) 11.Ng5 Be7 12.Nxe6! fxe6 13.Bg6+ Kf8 14.hxg4 hxg4 15.Qxg4 Rh4 with a very messy position] 10...hxg4 11.hxg4 Qb6 [Vishnu-Sengupta continued 11...Be7 12.Re1 a6 13.Nf1 b5 14.Ng3 Bb7 15.Nh5 etc. Although black won that game Bobby's move may be an improvement.] 12.c4? If white was going to play this it should have been played earlier, and perhaps even in one go. [12.Qb3 =/+] 12...cxd4 13.cxd5 Ncxe5 [13...exd5 14.e6 fxe6 is also good] 14.dxe6 This loses decisively but it seems there was nothing adequate anyway. 14...Qxe6 15.Re1 Qxg4+ 16.Kf1 Kd8 17.Be4 Rh1+ 18.Ke2 Rxe1+ 19.Kxe1 Bb4 20.Bd5 Nd3+ 21.Kf1 Nf4 22.Bc4 d3 23.Ke1 Ne5 24.Nh2 Qg1+ 25.Nhf1 Ng2# 0-1

Desmond
29-05-2011, 04:19 PM
fixed pgn...
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 h6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.c3 Nc6 8.0-0 g5! Various replies have been tried here for white, none of which appear totally convincing. 9.h3 h5 10.g4 Also tried in Vishnu-Sengupta Balaguer 2008 with the same result. White could instead seek complications with the bizarre looking [10.Nb3 with a piece sacrifice in either of two lines 10...g4 (10...c4 11.Bxg5 Qc7 12.Bc2 cxb3 13.axb3 with compensation based around the passiveness of the black queenside and the vulnerability of black's KR and KRP.) 11.Ng5 Be7 12.Nxe6! fxe6 13.Bg6+ Kf8 14.hxg4 hxg4 15.Qxg4 Rh4 with a very messy position] 10...hxg4 11.hxg4 Qb6 [Vishnu-Sengupta continued 11...Be7 12.Re1 a6 13.Nf1 b5 14.Ng3 Bb7 15.Nh5 etc. Although black won that game Bobby's move may be an improvement.] 12.c4? If white was going to play this it should have been played earlier, and perhaps even in one go. [12.Qb3 =/+] 12...cxd4 13.cxd5 Ncxe5 [13...exd5 14.e6 fxe6 is also good] 14.dxe6 This loses decisively but it seems there was nothing adequate anyway. 14...Qxe6 15.Re1 Qxg4+ 16.Kf1 Kd8 17.Be4 Rh1+ 18.Ke2 Rxe1+ 19.Kxe1 Bb4 20.Bd5 Nd3+ 21.Kf1 Nf4 22.Bc4 d3 23.Ke1 Ne5 24.Nh2 Qg1+ 25.Nhf1 Ng2# 0-1

Kevin Bonham
29-05-2011, 04:32 PM
Thanks, I couldn't work out what was wrong with it, and I can see what you did but I'm still not sure why that fixed it! :lol:

ER
29-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Thanks, I couldn't work out what was wrong with it, and I can see what you did but I'm still not sure why that fixed it! :lol:

YOu 're only raving on about it cauz it was one of them French Defence openings! :P

ChessGuru
29-05-2011, 07:56 PM
One of the best venues of the year and a disappointingly small turnout to the Geelong Open this weekend. With good prizemoney and 2 IM's I'll be suprised if the event gets fewer than 60 players next year.

Well done to IM Stephen Solomon and Bobby Cheng for =1st ($800 each) with 5/6.

Full results. (http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/geelong-open-championship) Includes almost every game from the tournament too...

=1st Place - IM Stephen Solomon, Bobby Cheng ($800)
=3rd Place - Michael Sugrue, Geoffrey Gill, IM Leonid Sandler, Gregorio Albarracin, Tony Davis ($80)

U/1600 - Jamie Kenmure ($150)
2nd - William Stokie ($75)

Top Junior - Benjamin Spencer ($100)
2nd - William Maligin ($50)

gbekker
30-05-2011, 10:22 AM
Hi Guys,

Garrett asked about the unusual round one pairings. Some of the players had elected to take a half point bye in round one, and they were therefore left out of the pairings. Bobby Cheng was originally included in the pairings, but when he didn't arrive for play, organisers confirmed with him on the phone that he had also wanted a half point bye for round one. Furthermore, Geoffrey Barber was running late. As a result, the pairings were hastily modified as Kevin Bonham had guessed.


Pairings are being done by Tornelo this tournament, no help from Swiss Perfect, so keep an eye on the pairings. ;)

This is not quite correct. The pairings for the tournament were produced by SwissPerfect, and Tornelo was successfully used to display the results and games online.

The SwissPerfect pairings were checked against Tornelo, which now has a new FIDE pairings engine. Tornelo independently produced the same, or very similar pairings, for almost all rounds. Hence, the somewhat misleading claim above.

I hope that clears everything up. Cheers,

Gary Bekker
Tournament Arbiter :)

gbekker
30-05-2011, 10:28 AM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 5 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [4] 0:1 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [3]
2 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [3] 1:0 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [3]
3 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [3] .5:.5 David J Garner (4) 2101 [3]
4 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [2.5] 1:0 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [2.5]
5 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [2] 1:0 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [2]
6 Geoff Davis (19) 1454 [2] .5:.5 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [2]
7 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [2] 1:0 Reza Daneshvar (21) 1400 [2]
8 Benjamin Spencer (26) [2] 0:1 William Stokie (15) 1545 [2]
9 Jamie Kenmure (22) 1363 [2] 1:0 Gary D Bekker (14) 1574 [1.5]
10 Terry Feduniw (16) 1537 [1.5] .5:.5 Thomas Ebeyan (25) 474 [1]
11 Tom Nemaric (20) 1428 [1] 0:1 Ben Kersten (17) 1519 [1]
12 William Maligin (23) 899 [1] 0:1 Geoffrey Barber (18) 1517 [1]
13 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [1] 1:0 Carl Dingfelder (24) 696 [0]

gbekker
30-05-2011, 10:29 AM
2011 Geelong Open - Round 6 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Leonid Sandler (3) 2289 [4] 0:1 Stephen J Solomon (1) 2428 [4]
2 Bobby Cheng (2) 2350 [4] 1:0 David J Garner (4) 2101 [3.5]
3 Tony J Davis (7) 1824 [3.5] .5:.5 Geoffrey Gill (6) 1886 [3.5]
4 Michael Sugrue (5) 1947 [3] 1:0 Zoran Babic (10) 1746 [3]
5 William Stokie (15) 1545 [3] 0:1 Gregorio Albarracin (13) 1608 [3]
6 Marcus W Ogden (11) 1699 [2.5] .5:.5 Jamie Kenmure (22) 1363 [3]
7 Steven Fletcher (9) 1771 [2.5] 1:0 Geoff Davis (19) 1454 [2.5]
8 Ben Kersten (17) 1519 [2] .5:.5 Mario Zoppi (8) 1824 [2]
9 Andrew M Wemyss (12) 1693 [2] 0:1 Benjamin Spencer (26) [2]
10 Geoffrey Barber (18) 1517 [2] .5:.5 Terry Feduniw (16) 1537 [2]
11 Gary D Bekker (14) 1574 [1.5] 1:0 Reza Daneshvar (21) 1400 [2]
12 Thomas Ebeyan (25) 474 [1.5] 0:1 Tom Nemaric (20) 1428 [1]
13 William Maligin (23) 899 [1] 1:0 Carl Dingfelder (24) 696 [0]

gbekker
30-05-2011, 10:34 AM
2011 Geelong Open - Final Standings



Place Name Loc Score

1-2 Cheng, Bobby 2350 5
Solomon, Stephen J 2428 5
3-7 Sandler, Leonid 2289 4
Sugrue, Michael 1947 4
Davis, Tony J 1824 4
Gill, Geoffrey 1886 4
Albarracin, Gregorio 1608 4
8-10 Garner, David J 2101 3.5
Fletcher, Steven 1771 3.5
Kenmure, Jamie 1363 3.5
11-14 Stokie, William 1545 3
Babic, Zoran 1746 3
Ogden, Marcus W 1699 3
Spencer, Benjamin 3
15-20 Barber, Geoffrey 1517 2.5
Bekker, Gary D 1574 2.5
Kersten, Ben 1519 2.5
Feduniw, Terry 1537 2.5
Zoppi, Mario 1824 2.5
Davis, Geoff 1454 2.5
21-24 Wemyss, Andrew M 1693 2
Daneshvar, Reza 2
Maligin, William 899 2
Nemaric, Tom 1428 2
25 Ebeyan, Thomas 474 1.5
26 Dingfelder, Carl 696 0

Hobbes
30-05-2011, 10:58 AM
Hence, the somewhat misleading claim above.

Not sure that I understand the use of the word 'hence'. Seems like the 'somewhat misleading claim' has no relation to the facts at all!

Kevin Bonham
30-05-2011, 04:10 PM
Not sure that I understand the use of the word 'hence'. Seems like the 'somewhat misleading claim' has no relation to the facts at all!

My reading of #16 and #23 is that they were deliberate mischief-making by CG with the aim of trolling/stirring the ACF Exec into a misguided panic through the making of statements that were literally true (in some sense) but as misleading through omission as possible.

Leonkempen
30-05-2011, 04:26 PM
gbekker explained that "Bobby Cheng was originally included in the pairings, but when he didn't arrive for play, organisers confirmed with him on the phone that he had also wanted a half point bye for round one."

Why did the tournament entry information advise that 1/2 point byes are available to early bird entrants (and with a very early, early bird cutoff!) if the information is not collected from early bird entrants (if Bobby was an early bird) or are available to all (if he was not)?

I possibly would not have played anyway, but I was considering playing and reading the restriction on 1/2 point byes certainly helped make up my mind.

gbekker
31-05-2011, 10:20 AM
Bobby had indicated, around two weeks before the tournament, that he wanted to take the half point bye, but there had simply been a miscommunication and I hadn't entered his bye into the pairings.