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27-07-2011, 10:03 AM
Calling on all players new and old to support Hobson's Bay Chess Club and chess in the Western Suburbs - here are the details for the upcoming Best in the West 5 round tournament, this year NOT to played on an election w/e, so NO EXCUSES!

A Category 1 Australian Chess Grand Prix Tournament

DATE: Sat. August 20th Sun. August 21st

VENUE: The Church Hall, 10a Hyde St Footscray. Melways ref 42D6

PRIZES: 1st prize $500 2nd prize $250 3rd prize $150

Players split into lower thirds for 2 rating group prizes of $150

CONTROLS: 60 minutes plus 30 sec per move.

SCHEDULE: Payment of unpaid players up to 10.20am Sat.

Sat. Round 1: 10.30am, Round 2: 2.00pm, Round 3: 5.30pm

Sun. Round 4: 10.30am, Round 5: 2.00pm, Prize-giving: 5.00pm

ENTRY FEE: $70 seniors; early $60

$60 concession {pensioners/full time students}; early$50

$50 junior s {U/18 as at 1/1/2 010}; early $40

GM, IM, FM - no entry fee if we receive notice by early bird

NOTES: Entries received by Tuesday 9th August receive the discount.

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

29-07-2011, 05:19 PM
We have 14 confirmed entries already, but not the big name players yet...

'3 IM-norm' and past winner, Greg Canfell is a probable starter.

There are no clashes with other tournaments, so take advantage of the hospitality of the West (and Footscray restaurant strip) and play in this historical event!

Early-bird cut-off ends soon! :whistle:

09-08-2011, 06:57 PM
22 entries and counting!

Early-bird finishes today, so email zugszwang@bigpond.com after you finish the Census! :P

12-08-2011, 05:17 PM
FM Greg Canfell is now our highest rated confirmed entrant!

A few regulars such as Bobby Cheng and Chris Wallis have indicated they would have loved to play, but will be busy battling away in Malaysia.

Top juniors taking part include Ari Dale and our own Hobson Bay Hero, Nathan Hibberd.

Due to the hard work and encouragement of chess coaches David Cordover and Peter Caissa, we have plenty of youngsters participating. It is therefore appropriate that we add a couple of junior prizes to the mix. These will be announced at the opening 'ceremony'.

Please note that participants are eligible for one prize only (the highest dollar value one obviously :wink: ).

17-08-2011, 12:46 PM
Current list of entries is online, live results and games while the event is in progress...


18-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Current list of entries is online, live results and games while the event is in progress...


hey good luck to all!

19-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Final reminder to all.

Email zugszwang@bigpond.com or turn up around 10am Saturday morning!

Go the Hawks!!:pray:

that Caesar guy
19-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Go the Hawks!!:pray:
We got it in the bag, Carlton are no-hopers, dont worry. I'll be watching the carnage live all the way in Malaysia :D

20-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Only 34 players with Canfell the top seed and juniors way outnumbering the adults (22-12).

Couple of draws and Mae Salazar winning in round one the only results not according to ratings.

Full results, all games and pairings http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/best-in-the-west--2