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Kevin Bonham
12-10-2011, 09:48 PM
Thought I already had a thread up for this but can't find it.

http://www.chesstasmania.org.au/events/burnie_shines_2011.html

Neville Ledger has confirmed to me that the event is definitely on and furthermore there is a $500 guaranteed prize pool in spite of low entry numbers at this stage.

I will be overseas unfortunately.

Tony Dowden
13-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Confirmed entries (thanks to Neville Ledger):

Mason Carter
Nigel Frame
Carey Kuzmic
Nigel Lewis
Russell Horton
Reg Harvey
Neville Ledger

Tony Dowden
19-10-2011, 10:10 PM
I'm advised by Neville Ledger that a number of local Burnie players are 'undecided' :confused:

But I'm playing, so assuming there's no defections we have a stunning total of eight players!

Kevin Bonham
19-10-2011, 10:29 PM
But I'm playing, so assuming there's no defections we have a stunning total of eight players!

Well that's as many as we ended up with in Hobart last weekender so the only way is up! (or not ...)

Tony Dowden
23-10-2011, 09:12 PM
Sorry about the very late/abbreviated report but the Rugby World Cup Final has been a massive distraction!! All Blacks by one point :cool:

1st Tony Dowden 5.5/6, 2nd Nigel Frame 4.5, 3rd Nigel Lewis 4 (10 players - including Team O'Mara who arived unexpectedly about one minute before Rd 1)

A bizarre feature of the event was multiple clock failures - something that might be worth a second look. Thanks to the Burnie Club for a friendly and enjoyable event :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kevin Bonham
24-10-2011, 12:00 PM
Congrats on the win - was Nigel Frame's loss to you or someone else?

Good result for Nigel Lewis. He's dangerous on his day; I have lost to him twice and always treat him with a great degree of caution.

Tony Dowden
24-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Congrats on the win - was Nigel Frame's loss to you or someone else?

Good result for Nigel Lewis. He's dangerous on his day; I have lost to him twice and always treat him with a great degree of caution.

Thanks Kevin :D

Nigel Lewis beat Nigel Frame in Rd 1 - NF was losing a piece so tried a line with two pieces for his queen but lost a piece later on in the ending.

I agree NL can be dangerous. He seems to play very steadily and is good at accepting gifts whenever they appear. (Having said that, our Rd 3 game went 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Be7? 3.Qh5! and I soon had a huge advantage)

Re other players: Rusell Horton played pretty well without having any luck. Mason Carter had an under par event and I didn't get to play him.

I drew with NF in Rd 5. I tried the cheap accomo variation but forgot it would be noisy with the Burnie Shines after bad night. In the morning my ability to think seemed dangerously diminished so, given I was a full point ahead of the field, I was quite pleased to spot a simplifying variation (in a tame Sicilian) to a level 2R and B ending.

I played some reasonable tactics at other stages of the event so I might post a couple of positions in the weekend :cool:

Adamski
24-10-2011, 11:31 PM
Congratulations on a convincing victory, Tony!

Tony Dowden
26-10-2011, 06:40 AM
Congratulations on a convincing victory, Tony!
Thanks Jonathan :D

Kevin Bonham
25-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Crosstable for anyone interested (just received for ratings)


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Dowden, Tony 2038 5.5 6:W 5:W 3:W 7:W 2:D 8:W
2 Frame, Nigel 1766 4.5 3:L 4:W 9:W 6:W 1:D 7:W
3 Lewis, Nigel 1460 4 2:W 7:W 1:L 4:W 9:W 5:L
4 Carter, Mason 1626 3 8:D 2:L 5:W 3:L 7:D 10:W
5 O'Mara, John 1506 3 10:W 1:L 4:L 9:D 6:D 3:W
6 Kuzmic, Carey 1471 3 1:L 8:D 10:W 2:L 5:D 9:W
7 Horton, Russell 1521 2.5 9:W 3:L 8:W 1:L 4:D 2:L
8 Ledger, R Neville 1399 2.5 4:D 6:D 7:L 0:D 10:W 1:L
9 O'Mara, Noel 1347 1.5 7:L 10:W 2:L 5:D 3:L 6:L
10 Gray, Jack 1 5:L 9:L 6:L 0:W 8:L 4:L