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ChessGuru
05-11-2011, 01:59 PM
A new weekender has appeared on the ACF Grand Prix calendar.... is this the first weekender ever in Mildura!

I think this could be a great chance for Melbourne and Adelaide players to get together... it's almost equally close to both cities.

With IA Gary Bekker running this event and a new, energetic club behind it, this is going to be a lot of fun.

Dates: December 3 + 4, 2011

Enter online: http://auschess.tornelo.com/tournaments/mildura-open

Attached please see image of the tournament flyer.

Watto
05-11-2011, 04:11 PM
Sounds like fun. I've only visited Mildura once when I stayed on a houseboat ... it's well worth a visit. I have very fond memories of a great dinner at Stefano's.

For those of you who can't access the attachment, details are at the club website: http://www.sunraysia-chess.com/mildura-open.php

For those who like to combine chess with holiday things, here's a tourism website about Mildura http://www.visitmildura.com.au/index.html

From the club website: Mildura Open

A Yulgilbar - Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix Class 1 Event

3rd - 4th December 2011

Venue: TBC

Schedule:

Round 1 - Sat 10:30am

Round 2 - Sat 2:00pm

Round 3 - Sat 5:30pm

Round 4 - Sun 10:30am

Round 5 - Sun 2:00pm

A maximum of one half point bye will be permitted for rounds 1-4 only

Format: Swiss. 60mins + 30sec/move. ACF rated.

Forfeit time: 30 mins

Arbiter: IA Gary Bekker

Entry fee: $50. Juniors $40. IM and GM Free

Prizes:

1st- $500 2nd- $300 3rd- 200 Best U1600- $100 Best junior- $100

Players permitted to receive one prize only.

Grant Szuveges
05-11-2011, 04:20 PM
Nice prize pool! $500 for first in a 5 round tournament is very good value! The winner will be getting $100 per game!

ChessGuru
11-11-2011, 10:47 AM
When the were posters designed for the Mildura Open we had not confirmed the venue as of yet. Just letting you know now that it is the Mildura Grand Hotel, 7th Street, Mildura. It has accommodation available, a swimming pool (in case Mildura puts on some good December weather you may just appreciate a dip in between rounds!), is right opposite the bus station if anybody plans to bus to Mildura, opposite a playground and the river, and right amongst all the restaurants and cafes, so hopefully it should be a very convenient location for everybody!

Kind regards,
Mildura Chess Club

Watto
11-11-2011, 11:40 AM
When the were posters designed for the Mildura Open we had not confirmed the venue as of yet. Just letting you know now that it is the Mildura Grand Hotel, 7th Street, Mildura. It has accommodation available, a swimming pool (in case Mildura puts on some good December weather you may just appreciate a dip in between rounds!), is right opposite the bus station if anybody plans to bus to Mildura, opposite a playground and the river, and right amongst all the restaurants and cafes, so hopefully it should be a very convenient location for everybody!

Kind regards,
Mildura Chess Club
Here's the website for the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand :): http://www.qualityhotelmilduragrand.com.au/asp/about.asp

that Caesar guy
11-11-2011, 09:43 PM
Can we have a list of entries for this tournament?

Watto
12-11-2011, 08:00 AM
Can we have a list of entries for this tournament?
I found a list of entries at the Tornelo link David posted above. It's still a few weeks from the event but Carl Gorka is the top seed at this stage.

lost
12-11-2011, 08:00 AM
Can we have a list of entries for this tournament?

Tornelo website Little Jimmy.

lost

Jason Hu
16-11-2011, 05:25 PM
haha wow, a tournament near me. good job on advertising on chesschat, would've missed it completely otherwise.

anyone looking to share friday/saturday night for accomodation? or maybe even billet?

thanks, looking forward to a few games of chess =)

Jason

Carl Gorka
19-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Sounds like fun. I've only visited Mildura once when I stayed on a houseboat ... it's well worth a visit. I have very fond memories of a great dinner at Stefano's.



Last time I was in Mildura I also stayed on a houseboat, and I have fond memories of an overnight trip into the middle of nowhere....Silverton or something:D

Carl Gorka
19-11-2011, 05:57 PM
I found a list of entries at the Tornelo link David posted above. It's still a few weeks from the event but Carl Gorka is the top seed at this stage.

Am I?:eek:

Chigoresov
05-12-2011, 10:09 PM
I'm sure Fire-eater and Little Jimmy would have loved to be there! :doh:


As emailed to the competitors by Gary(unformatted):

2011 Mildura Open - Tournament Report by Gary Bekker

Thank you to everybody who participated in the 2011 Mildura Open for making the event such a success! The Mildura Open was played in the centrally located Grand Hotel, featuring a swimming pool, full conference facilities, and a great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes nearby. With hot, sunny weather over the weekend, many of the players relaxed and enjoyed a swim between the rounds of the competition. 28 players took part. Around a third were from outside of Mildura, including top seeds Jason Hu (2095, Broken Hill), Emmanuel Pante (1936, Renmark), and Tony Davis (1807, Melbourne). Being the inaugural event, the organisers were delighted with the turnout, and it was great to see everybody thoroughly enjoying the weekend.

Tony Davis stormed away to win the tournament with a perfect score, ahead of top seed Jason Hu who was held to a draw in his round three game against Michael Krunic. A point behind them were Emmanuel Pante, Michael Krunic, Jamie Kenmure and William Maligin who had an excellent tournament result. Others who did very well in the tournament were Lachlan Martin and Max Phillips who both finished on 3 points.

The Swiss Perfect tournament files are attached and have been submitted to the ACF Grand Prix Co-ordinator and ACF ratings officers. Most games from the tournament have been attached as a PGN file, and a selection of the best games are reprinted below. Photos supplied by Trish Bulla and Mildura tourism. All results, performance charts, estimated rating changes and tournament games are available at http://www.auschess.tornelo.com/.

Next year’s Mildura Open is most likely to be held at the Mildura Inlander Resort around the same time of year. Many thanks to Robyn Adlington and the Sunraysia Chess Club committee, David Cordover, the Grand Hotel, the Mildura Inlander Resort, and many others who also assisted in making the tournament such a success.

Final Standings:

Place Name Rtg Loc Title Score

1 Davis, Tony J 1807 5
2 Hu, Jason 2095 4.5
3-7 Krunic, Michael 1694 3.5
Pante, Emmanuel 1936 3.5
Kenmure, Jamie 1422 3.5
Maligin, William 876 3.5
Babic, Zoran 1655 3.5
8-14 Bekker, Gary D 1618 3
Martin, Lachlan 834 3
Phillips, Max 656 3
Hill, Michael 768 3
Harrison, Andrew 942 3
Brooker, Kyle 836 3
Harrison, Jack 821 3
15 Harrison, Liam 895 2.5
16-22 Ferguson, Cara 924 2
Bulla, Joseph 599 2
Gooch, Heath 726 2
Tatchell, Liam 610 2
Kroek, Michael 865 2
Peters, Jol 683 2
O'Callaghan, Connor 694 2
23 Tanner, Brody 792 1.5
24-27 Hopgood, Flynn 359 1
Morrison, Thomas 685 1
Heaysman, Lachlan 475 1
Cordover, Oliver 349 1
28 Healy, Aadyn 429 0

Selected Games:

Babic,Z (1655) - Pante,E (1936)
Mildura Open (3), 03.12.2011
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.d5 Nbd7 8.0-0 a6 9.Bf4 Nh5 10.Be3 Nhf6 11.Qd2 Ng4 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bf4 Kh7 14.h3 Nge5 15.Nh2 g5 16.Be3 Ng6 17.Rac1 Nde5 18.b3 Qa5 19.Na4 Qc7 20.Nb2 b5 21.cxb5 axb5 22.Nd3 b4 23.Nxe5 Bxe5 24.Ng4 Bc3 25.Qc2 ˝-˝

Davis,T (1807) - Bekker,G (1618)
Mildura Open (3), 03.12.2011
1.Nc3 c5 2.e4 Nc6 3.f4 e6 4.Bb5 d5 5.e5 Nge7 6.Nf3 a6 7.Bxc6+ Nxc6 8.0-0 Be7 9.d3 0-0 10.Qe2 b5 11.a3 Bb7 12.Ng5 Qc7 13.Qh5 h6 14.Rf3 Nd4 15.Rg3 Nxc2 16.Nf3 Kh7 17.f5 exf5 18.Bxh6 gxh6 19.Qxf5+ Kh8 20.Qh5 Qb6 21.Rf1 d4 22.Nxd4 cxd4 23.Rf6 Qxf6 24.exf6 1-0

Kenmure,J (1422) - Davis,T (1807)
Mildura Open (4), 03.12.2011
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Bd6 6.Be3 Nge7 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Qd7 9.Qc2 Bf5 10.0-0 f6 11.Rfe1 0-0-0 12.Re2 h5 13.Rae1 g5 14.Nxg5 Bxd3 15.Qxd3 fxg5 16.Bxg5 Rdg8 17.Nf3 Ng6 18.g3 h4 19.Bf6 Nf4 0-1

Pante,E (1936) - Hu,J (2095)
Mildura Open (4), 03.12.2011
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 g6 6.Bb5+ Nbd7 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Bg5 0-0 9.Re1 a6 10.Bd3 b5 11.a3 Nb6 12.Ne5 Bb7 13.Ng4 Qd6 14.Qf3 Rfe8 15.Nh6+ Kf8 16.Ng4 Nxg4 17.Qxg4 Nc4 18.Bxc4 dxc4 19.Rad1 Rad8 20.Qh4 h5 21.Be3 Rd7 22.Ne4 Bxe4 23.Qxe4 e5 24.Bd2 Kg8 25.Bb4 Qd5 26.Qxd5 Rxd5 27.f4 e4 28.c3 f5 29.Kf2 Kf7 30.Ke3 Bf6 31.a4 Ra8 32.axb5 Rxb5 33.Ra1 a5 34.Ra2 Rab8 35.Ba3 g5 36.g3 gxf4+ 37.gxf4 Rg8 38.Re2 Rg1 39.Bd6 Bh4 40.Ra4 Rf1 41.Ba3 Rf3+ 42.Kd2 Rxf4 43.Rxc4 Bg5 44.Rc7+ Ke6 45.Kc2 Rf1 46.b3 e3 47.c4 Rb6 48.c5 Rb8 49.Rc6+ Kd5 50.Rg6 Rf2 51.Rxg5 Rxe2+ 52.Kd3 Rf2 53.Kxe3 Rf1 54.Ke2 Rf4 55.Bc1 Re8+ 56.Kd3 Rf3+ 57.Kd2 Kxd4 58.c6 Rd3+ 59.Kc2 Re2+ 60.Kb1 Rxb3+ 61.Ka1 Rc2 62.Rxf5 Rxc1+ 63.Ka2 Rbc3 64.Rxh5 R1c2+ 65.Kb1 Rxc6 66.Rxa5 Rxh2 67.Ra3 Rg6 0-1

Davis,T (1807) - Krunic,M (1694)
Mildura Open (5), 03.12.2011
1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.f3 e6 4.e4 dxe4 5.fxe4 Bg6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.Qe2 c6 8.Bg5 Qa5 9.Bd2 Ne7 10.a3 Bxc3 11.Bxc3 Qh5 12.Qe3 Qg4 13.Bd3 0-0 14.0-0-0 Na6 15.Ne5 Qh4 16.Bd2 Nc8 17.g3 Qd8 18.h4 f6 19.Nxc6 bxc6 20.Bxa6 Nd6 21.Bb4 Re8 22.e5 Nf5 23.Qf4 Qb6 24.Bc4 Rad8 25.Bc5 Qc7 26.g4 fxe5 27.Qxe5 Qxe5 28.dxe5 Rxd1+ 29.Kxd1 Ng3 30.Rh3 Ne4 31.Bxa7 c5 32.Rf3 h5 33.g5 Kh7 34.Kc1 Re7 35.Bb8 Bf5 36.a4 Bg4 37.Rd3 Rf7 38.Rd8 Nf2 39.a5 Bf3 40.Bxe6 Re7 41.Bg8+ Kg6 42.e6 Ne4 43.Rd7 1-0

Many thanks,

Gary Bekker

Max Illingworth
06-12-2011, 12:03 AM
First, congrats to Tony on winning the tournament with a perfect score. :clap:

Second, I don't know much about pairings but the last round pairing seems inaccurate to me. It would have been better to pair Tony and Jason in the final round.

ER
06-12-2011, 01:10 AM
Tony Davis stormed away to win the tournament with a perfect score, ahead of top seed Jason Hu who was held to a draw in his round three game against Michael Krunic.

Congrats for the win Tony, :clap: well deserved after the not so convincing performance at the HBCC champs!!!


First, congrats to Tony on winning the tournament with a perfect score.

Second, I don't know much about pairings but the last round pairing seems inaccurate to me. It would have been better to pair Tony and Jason in the final round.

That's five round tournaments for you!