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Ian CCC
02-10-2014, 11:17 PM
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2014 CROYDON CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - Every Thursday evening starting 9th October

Venue:___Croydon Chess Club
_________.Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon, VIC.

Format:_ 7 round ACF classic rated Swiss (Swiss Perfect pairings will be used)

Dates:___ Each Thursday from 9th Oct to 20th Nov

___Round 1:___ Enter by 7:35pm, round starts at 7:50 pm
___All other rounds:___7:45 pm

Entry Fees:___ Croydon Members:__ Adults $20, Juniors $15
______________Non-members:_____. Adults $35, Juniors $25

Time Control:___ 60min plus 30s increment

Forfeit Time:___ 30 minutes

Byes:____ Up to 2 half-point byes in the first 5 rounds, if sufficient notice is provided.

Arbiter:__ Ian Birchall

Prizes: __ 1st place: $100 plus trophy

_________2nd place: $75

_________3rd place: $50

_________Junior prize: $50

_________2 Rating group prizes: Chess Books


To enter and for any enquiries, please contact: ian.birchall@croydonchess.com

Players of all strengths and ages are warmly encouraged to enter and play at our club. :)

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Watto
06-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Hi Ian. You can put Guy's name down for this. I'm still enjoying my 'retirement' from tournament chess so will most likely not play but we'll see. Still thinking about it. Look forward to seeing you all at the club either way.

Ian CCC
09-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Good news! International Arbiter, FIDE Trainer and longtime supporter of the club, NY Wong, will be making be making a "comeback" for this year's championship!

Scott Crowley
09-10-2014, 10:58 PM
Excellent news that NY is playing !

Ian CCC
13-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Round 1 Results:


1 Jean Watson 1295 0:1 Guy West 2376
2 Ngiam Yee Wong 2092 1:0 Tanya Kolak 1333
3 George Meilicke 1276 0:1 Ian Birchall 1890
4 Cameron Yung 1825 1:0 Jonathan Ng 669
5 John Vergunst 655 0:1 Garry Lycett 1738
6 Kim E Tan 1600 1:0 Stafford Lee 563
7 Selwyn Lo 551 0:1 Carl Dingfelder 1577
8 Regan Crowley 1541 1:0 Greg Dingfelder 457
9 Paul Copeland 0:1 Simon Andersson 1527
10 Sasha Mygovych 1500 1:0 Chris Najim
11 Lindsay Newsome .5:.5 Richard Goldsmith 1458
12 John M Fleming 1248 1:0 BYE


See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for available games and comments.



Round 2 Provisional Pairings:


1 Guy West 2376 [1] : Kim E Tan 1600 [1]
2 Ian Birchall 1890 [1] : Regan Crowley 1541 [1]
3 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [1] : Cameron Yung 1825 [1]
4 Garry Lycett 1738 [1] : John M Fleming 1248 [1]
5 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [.5] : Sasha Mygovych 1500 [1]
6 Tanya Kolak 1333 [0] : Lindsay Newsome [.5]
7 Stafford Lee 563 [0] : Jean Watson 1295 [0]
8 Selwyn Lo 551 [0] : George Meilicke 1276 [0]
9 Jonathan Ng 669 [0] : Paul Copeland [0]
10 Greg Dingfelder 457 [0] : John Vergunst 655 [0]
11 Chris Najim [0] : BYE
12 Ngiam Yee Wong 2092 [1] : BYE
13 Simon Andersson 1527 [1] : BYE

Ian CCC
21-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Excellent news that NY is playing !

Unfortunately, NY has had to withdraw due to his commitments elsewhere. Hopefully, he will be able to play more regularly next year.

Ian CCC
21-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Round 2 Results:

In an interesting round, a number of the top seeds were stretched by their lower rated opponents. On board 1, Kim reached a seemingly drawn opposite coloured bishops ending against Guy. But Guy reached into his bag of tricks and somehow conjured a win. On board 3, Cameron was looking at a loss or a draw, before finally sneaking out his win. Meanwhile, on board 4, John's king-side attack went very close to knocking over Garry.


1 Guy West 2376 [1] 1:0 Kim E Tan 1600 [1]
2 Ian Birchall 1890 [1] 1:0 Regan Crowley 1541 [1]
3 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [1] 0:1 Cameron Yung 1825 [1]
4 Garry Lycett 1738 [1] 1:0 John M Fleming 1248 [1]
5 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [.5] 0:1 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [1]
6 Tanya Kolak 1333 [0] 1:0 Lindsay Newsome [.5]
7 Stafford Lee 563 [0] 0:1 Jean Watson 1295 [0]
8 Selwyn Lo 551 [0] 0:1 George Meilicke 1276 [0]
9 Jonathan Ng 669 [0] 1:0 Paul Copeland [0]
10 Greg Dingfelder 457 [0] 0:1 John Vergunst 655 [0]
11 Chris Najim [0] 1:0 Pearl Yung 939 [0]
12 Ngiam Yee Wong 2092 [1] .5:0 BYE
13 Simon Andersson 1527 [1] .5:0 BYE


See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for all games and comments.



Round 3 Provisional Pairings:


1 Cameron Yung 1825 [2] : Guy West 2376 [2]
2 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [2] : Ian Birchall 1890 [2]
3 Simon Andersson 1527 [1.5] : Garry Lycett 1738 [2]
4 Kim E Tan 1600 [1] : George Meilicke 1276 [1]
5 John M Fleming 1248 [1] : Carl Dingfelder 1577 [1]
6 Regan Crowley 1541 [1] : Jonathan Ng 669 [1]
7 John Vergunst 655 [1] : Tanya Kolak 1333 [1]
8 Jean Watson 1295 [1] : Chris Najim [1]
9 Kenneth Minty 983 [0] : Richard Goldsmith 1458 [.5]
10 Lindsay Newsome [.5] : Stafford Lee 563 [0]
11 Pearl Yung 939 [0] : Greg Dingfelder 457 [0]
12 Paul Copeland [0] : Selwyn Lo 551 [0]

Ian CCC
28-10-2014, 09:37 PM
Round 3 Results:

The top boards produced some more interesting struggles and, this time, some upset results. Cameron played impressively to comfortably defend his position against Guy's Scandinavian Defence (Marshall Gambit). Ian and Sasha traded pawn blunders before playing out a draw. Simon played aggressively, giving up material, but missed drawing chances against Garry. So, Garry has taken the sole lead in the tournament.


1 Cameron Yung 1825 [2] .5:.5 Guy West 2376 [2]
2 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [2] .5:.5 Ian Birchall 1890 [2]
3 Simon Andersson 1527 [1.5] 0:1 Garry Lycett 1738 [2]
4 Kim E Tan 1600 [1] 1:0 George Meilicke 1276 [1]
5 John M Fleming 1248 [1] 0:1 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [1]
6 Regan Crowley 1541 [1] 1:0 Jonathan Ng 669 [1]
7 John Vergunst 655 [1] 0:1 Tanya Kolak 1333 [1]
8 Jean Watson 1295 [1] 1:0 Chris Najim [1]
9 Kenneth Minty 983 [0] 1:0 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [.5]
10 Lindsay Newsome [.5] 1:0 Stafford Lee 563 [0]
11 Pearl Yung 939 [0] 1:0 Greg Dingfelder 457 [0]
12 Paul Copeland [0] 0:1 Selwyn Lo 551 [0]


See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for all games and comments.



Round 4 Provisional Pairings:


1 Garry Lycett 1738 [3] : Cameron Yung 1825 [2.5]
2 Guy West 2376 [2.5] : Sasha Mygovych 1500 [2.5]
3 Ian Birchall 1890 [2.5] : Kim E Tan 1600 [2]
4 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [2] : Jean Watson 1295 [2]
5 Tanya Kolak 1333 [2] : Regan Crowley 1541 [2]
6 Simon Andersson 1527 [1.5] : Lindsay Newsome [1.5]
7 George Meilicke 1276 [1] : John Vergunst 655 [1]
8 Jonathan Ng 669 [1] : John M Fleming 1248 [1]
9 Chris Najim [1] : Kenneth Minty 983 [1]
10 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [.5] : Selwyn Lo 551 [1]
11 Stafford Lee 563 [0] : Greg Dingfelder 457 [0]
12 Pearl Yung 939 [1] : BYE
13 Paul Copeland [0] : BYE

Ian CCC
03-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Round 4 Results:

Positive play with the black pieces gave Cameron a win on board 1. Guy took his time before finally breaking through a wall of pawns against Sasha. Ian struggled against Kim's good play and settled for a draw.

Current leaders: Guy & Cameron 3.5/4


1 Garry Lycett 1738 [3] 0:1 Cameron Yung 1825 [2.5]
2 Guy West 2376 [2.5] 1:0 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [2.5]
3 Ian Birchall 1890 [2.5] .5:.5 Kim E Tan 1600 [2]
4 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [2] 1:0 Jean Watson 1295 [2]
5 Tanya Kolak 1333 [2] 0:1 Regan Crowley 1541 [2]
6 Simon Andersson 1527 [1.5] 1:0 Lindsay Newsome [1.5]
7 George Meilicke 1276 [1] 1:0 John Vergunst 655 [1]
8 Jonathan Ng 669 [1] 0:1 John M Fleming 1248 [1]
9 Chris Najim [1] 0:1 Kenneth Minty 983 [1]
10 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [.5] 1:0 Selwyn Lo 551 [1]
11 Stafford Lee 563 [0] 1:0 Greg Dingfelder 457 [0]
12 Pearl Yung 939 [1] .5:0 BYE
13 Paul Copeland [0] .5:0 BYE


See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for all games and comments.



Round 5 Provisional Pairings:


1 Garry Lycett 1738 [3] : Guy West 2376 [3.5]
2 Cameron Yung 1825 [3.5] : Ian Birchall 1890 [3]
3 Regan Crowley 1541 [3] : Carl Dingfelder 1577 [3]
4 Kim E Tan 1600 [2.5] : Simon Andersson 1527 [2.5]
5 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [2.5] : Tanya Kolak 1333 [2]
6 John M Fleming 1248 [2] : Jean Watson 1295 [2]
7 Kenneth Minty 983 [2] : George Meilicke 1276 [2]
8 Lindsay Newsome [1.5] : Pearl Yung 939 [1.5]
9 Jonathan Ng 669 [1] : Richard Goldsmith 1458 [1.5]
10 John Vergunst 655 [1] : Chris Najim [1]
11 Selwyn Lo 551 [1] : Stafford Lee 563 [1]
12 Greg Dingfelder 457 [0] : Paul Copeland [.5]

Ian CCC
11-11-2014, 09:34 PM
Round 5 Results:

On board 1, Garry gave up a pawn to relieve pressure, but couldn't hold the resulting endgame against Guy. In an untidy game, Ian struggled to a win after an early blunder from Cameron. A turbulent game between Carl and Regan finally went Carl's way and, after a poor opening, Simon slugged it out to just miss a draw against Kim.

Current leaders: Guy 4.5/5 then Carl & Ian 4/5


1 Garry Lycett 1738 [3] 0:1 Guy West 2376 [3.5]
2 Cameron Yung 1825 [3.5] 0:1 Ian Birchall 1890 [3]
3 Regan Crowley 1541 [3] 0:1 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [3]
4 Kim E Tan 1600 [2.5] 1:0 Simon Andersson 1527 [2.5]
5 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [2.5] 1:0 Tanya Kolak 1333 [2]
6 John M Fleming 1248 [2] 0:1 Jean Watson 1295 [2]
7 Kenneth Minty 983 [2] 0:1 George Meilicke 1276 [2]
8 Lindsay Newsome [1.5] .5:.5 Pearl Yung 939 [1.5]
9 Jonathan Ng 669 [1] 0:1 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [1.5]
10 John Vergunst 655 [1] 1:0 Chris Najim [1]
11 Selwyn Lo 551 [1] 1:0 Stafford Lee 563 [1]
12 Greg Dingfelder 457 [0] 1:0 BYE
13 Paul Copeland [.5] .5:0 BYE



See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for all games and comments.



Round 6 Provisional Pairings:


1 Guy West 2376 [4.5] : Carl Dingfelder 1577 [4]
2 Ian Birchall 1890 [4] : Garry Lycett 1738 [3]
3 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [3.5] : Cameron Yung 1825 [3.5]
4 Jean Watson 1295 [3] : Kim E Tan 1600 [3.5]
5 George Meilicke 1276 [3] : Regan Crowley 1541 [3]
6 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [2.5] : Simon Andersson 1527 [2.5]
7 Tanya Kolak 1333 [2] : Selwyn Lo 551 [2]
8 Pearl Yung 939 [2] : John M Fleming 1248 [2]
9 John Vergunst 655 [2] : Kenneth Minty 983 [2]
10 Chris Najim [1] : Lindsay Newsome [2]
11 Stafford Lee 563 [1] : Jonathan Ng 669 [1]
12 Greg Dingfelder 457 [1] : BYE
13 Paul Copeland [1] : BYE

Ian CCC
14-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Round 6 Results:

On board 1, Guy played an unusual line against the French and Carl was quickly under pressure. Ian benefited from a blunder on board 2. Cameron was a little fortunate to gain a draw when his aggressive play back-fired against Sasha and then a blunder in the endgame was overlooked. Meanwhile, on board 4, Jean struggled against Kim's strong positional play.

Current leaders: Guy 5.5/6, Ian 5/6, Kim 4.5/6


1 Guy West 2376 [4.5] 1:0 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [4]
2 Ian Birchall 1890 [4] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1738 [3]
3 Sasha Mygovych 1500 [3.5] .5:.5 Cameron Yung 1825 [3.5]
4 Jean Watson 1295 [3] 0:1 Kim E Tan 1600 [3.5]
5 George Meilicke 1276 [3] 0:1 Regan Crowley 1541 [3]
6 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [2.5] 0:1 Simon Andersson 1527 [2.5]
7 Tanya Kolak 1333 [2] 1:0 Selwyn Lo 551 [2]
8 Pearl Yung 939 [2] 1:0 John M Fleming 1248 [2]
9 John Vergunst 655 [2] 1:0 Kenneth Minty 983 [2]
10 Chris Najim [1] 1:0 Lindsay Newsome [2]
11 Stafford Lee 563 [1] 0:1 Jonathan Ng 669 [1]
12 Greg Dingfelder 457 [1] 0:0 BYE
13 Paul Copeland [1] 0:0 BYE



See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for all games. Comments for R6 games will be completed over the week.



Final Round Provisional Pairings:


1 Ian Birchall 1890 [5] : Guy West 2376 [5.5]
2 Kim E Tan 1600 [4.5] : Cameron Yung 1825 [4]
3 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [4] : Sasha Mygovych 1500 [4]
4 Simon Andersson 1527 [3.5] : Regan Crowley 1541 [4]
5 Garry Lycett 1738 [3] : George Meilicke 1276 [3]
6 Pearl Yung 939 [3] : Tanya Kolak 1333 [3]
7 Jean Watson 1295 [3] : John Vergunst 655 [3]
8 John M Fleming 1248 [2] : Richard Goldsmith 1458 [2.5]
9 Lindsay Newsome [2] : Kenneth Minty 983 [2]
10 Jonathan Ng 669 [2] : Chris Najim [2]
11 Greg Dingfelder 457 [1] : Selwyn Lo 551 [2]
12 Stafford Lee 563 [1] : Paul Copeland [1]

Ian CCC
24-11-2014, 06:45 AM
Final Round Results:

Congratulations to IM Guy West on achieving his 6th Croydon Club Champion title.:clap:

In the final round, Ian used up too much time on just maintaining an even position from the opening and suffered the consequences. On board 2, Kim seemed to have the early pressure, but Cameron managed to go into a rook ending a pawn ahead before a draw, in a blocked position, was finally agreed. On board 3, Sasha seemed to have the edge for most of the middle-game, but as the position opened up, pieces were exchanged and an opposite coloured bishops ending spelled the end of hostilities.


Prize-winners:

1st IM Guy West 6.5/7 $100
2nd Ian Birchall 5/7 $65
3rd Kim Tan 5/7 $65

Top Juniors: Cameron Yung & Carl Dingfelder 4.5/7 $25 each

Under 1500 : Jean Watson $30
Under 1000 : Pearl Yung $30




1 Ian Birchall 1890 [5] 0:1 Guy West 2376 [5.5]
2 Kim E Tan 1600 [4.5] .5:.5 Cameron Yung 1825 [4]
3 Carl Dingfelder 1577 [4] .5:.5 Sasha Mygovych [4]
4 Simon Andersson 1527 [3.5] 1:0 Regan Crowley 1541 [4]
5 Garry Lycett 1738 [3] 1:0 George Meilicke 1276 [3]
6 Pearl Yung 939 [3] 1:0 Tanya Kolak 1333 [3]
7 Jean Watson 1295 [3] 1:0 John Vergunst 655 [3]
8 John M Fleming 1248 [2] .5:.5 Richard Goldsmith 1458 [2.5]
9 Jonathan Ng 669 [2] 1:0 Chris Najim [2]
10 Selwyn Lo 551 [2] .5:.5 Lindsay Newsome [2]
11 Kenneth Minty 983 [2] 1:0 Stafford Lee 563 [1]
12 Greg Dingfelder 457 [1] 0:0 BYE
13 Paul Copeland [1] 0:0 BYE


See our website (http://www.croydonchess.com/Tournaments/2014/CroydonClubChampionshipOctober/tabid/270/language/en-US/Default.aspx) for all games. Comments for R7 games will be completed over the week.


Tournament Cross-table:


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 West, Guy 2376 6.5 10:W 3:W 4:D 5:W 8:W 6:W 2:W
2 Birchall, Ian 1890 5 12:W 9:W 5:D 3:D 4:W 8:W 1:L
3 Tan, Kim E 1600 5 25:W 1:L 12:W 2:D 7:W 10:W 4:D
4 Yung, Cameron 1825 4.5 17:W 6:W 1:D 8:W 2:L 5:D 3:D
5 Mygovych, Sasha 4.5 21:W 14:W 2:D 1:L 13:W 4:D 6:D
6 Dingfelder, Carl 1577 4.5 20:W 4:L 18:W 10:W 9:W 1:L 5:D
7 Andersson, Simon 1527 4.5 24:W 0:D 8:L 19:W 3:L 14:W 9:W
8 Lycett, Garry 1738 4 15:W 18:W 7:W 4:L 1:L 2:L 12:W
9 Crowley, Regan 1541 4 23:W 2:L 17:W 13:W 6:L 12:W 7:L
10 Watson, Jean 1295 4 1:L 25:W 21:W 6:L 18:W 3:L 15:W
11 Yung, Pearl 939 4 0: 21:L 23:W 0:D 19:D 18:W 13:W
12 Meilicke, George 1276 3 2:L 20:W 3:L 15:W 16:W 9:L 8:L
13 Kolak, Tanya 1333 3 22:L 19:W 15:W 9:L 5:L 20:W 11:L
14 Goldsmith, Richard 1458 3 19:D 5:L 16:L 20:W 17:W 7:L 18:D
15 Vergunst, John 655 3 8:L 23:W 13:L 12:L 21:W 16:W 10:L
16 Minty, Kenneth 983 3 0: 0: 14:W 21:W 12:L 15:L 25:W
17 Ng, Jonathan 669 3 4:L 24:W 9:L 18:L 14:L 25:W 21:W
18 Fleming, John M 1248 2.5 0:W 8:L 6:L 17:W 10:L 11:L 14:D
19 Newsome, Lindsay 2.5 14:D 13:L 25:W 7:L 11:D 21:L 20:D
20 Lo, Selwyn 551 2.5 6:L 12:L 24:W 14:L 25:W 13:L 19:D
21 Najim, Chris 2 5:L 11:W 10:L 16:L 15:L 19:W 17:L
22 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2092 1.5 13:W 0:D 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
23 Dingfelder, Greg 457 1 9:L 15:L 11:L 25:L 0:W 0:L 0:L
24 Copeland, Paul 1 7:L 17:L 20:L 0:D 0:D 0:L 0:L
25 Lee, Stafford 563 1 3:L 10:L 19:L 23:W 20:L 17:L 16:L