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StokesyRedcliff
17-11-2014, 08:50 PM
HI ALL
The 2014 Hemmingway Weekender Over 1000 ACF is on soon!:

DATES : SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29 AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30

VENUE : MARIST ROSALIE COLLEGE CORNER OF FERNBERG RD AND GIVEN TERRACE PADDINGTON

TIME CONTROL: 60 MINUTES EACH PLUS 30 SECONDS A MOVE FROM MOVE 1

PLAYING TIMES: 9:30 AM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM both days ( 6 ROUND SWISS )

ENTRY FEES : ADULTS $60 JUNIORS, PENSIONERS, FULL TIME STUDENTS : $50

TO ENTER : POST CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER TO ANDREW DAVIES 10/40 DUNMORE TERRACE AUCHENFLOWER 4066
Make cheques/money order out to Andrew Davies OR

PAY BY DIRECT DEPOSIT TO: Bank NAB
ACCOUNT NAME : Andrew Davies
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 16-402-8958
BSB : 084-424
REFERENCE: HEM plus player's name
ALSO EMAIL ANDREW DAVIES TO LET HIM KNOW YOU HAVE PAID: awldavies07@gmail.com

Get extra details from the entry form on the CAQ Website: www.caq.org.au

PRIZES : Based on number of entries eg 1st : $600 2nd : $250 3rd : $150 plus Under 1400 : $100

Adamski
18-11-2014, 01:06 PM
If an event is "over 1000" does that extend to 2600+ should a GM wish to play??? Does it also exclude unrated players?
Good luck to the organisers for this one.

StokesyRedcliff
18-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Yes grandmasters may play, but unrated players may not play, or any player rated under 1000 acf cannot play.

BikeMan
19-11-2014, 09:39 AM
It's sort of funny that the organiser(s) of this tournament are excluding players rated under ACF 1000, which more often than not would be juniors, when on another CC thread (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?15616-Junior-participation-in-weekender-open-tournaments) the question is posed how to increase junior participation. I'd suggest one way to increase junior participation would be to not exclude them from events by setting an ACF rating limit that would preclude a few of them from playing! I'm aware that some of the more experienced and stronger juniors do meet the criteria, but a number of other (improving) juniors don't.

From what I can tell from a number of weekenders I've attended over the past few months (as a parent/spectator) there are quite a few juniors that have a QJ 700+ rating that are now being quite competitive against 1000 - 1100 ACF rated players so it's a shame they can't compete in this event. Some of these players have made tremendous improvements in their games over the last 5/6 months, as evidenced by their results. For these juniors this tournament would likely be the final weekender before they head off to the Australian Junior Chess Champs in mid-January, so it's an opportunity lost for them. I realise the organisers are putting on an event on the Sunday for those rated less than ACF 1000, but I know with my Son we would prefer the longer time controls over the shorter ones that are part of the Sunday tournament as the Australian Juniors also have 60 minute time controls.

As an aside, if you're excluded from tournaments because your rating is too low, then by extension you miss out on opportunities to improve your rating, making it more difficult to get to the required rating.

Having said all that, I do hope the tournament is still a success, and hopefully next year my Son's rating has improved enough so that he can compete.

Tony Dowden
19-11-2014, 10:49 PM
It's sort of funny that the organiser(s) of this tournament are excluding players rated under ACF 1000 ... if you're excluded from tournaments because your rating is too low, then by extension you miss out on opportunities to improve your rating, making it more difficult to get to the required rating ... hopefully next year my Son's rating has improved enough so that he can compete.

I can understand you wanting to advocate for your son BikeMan, but think for a moment about strong adult players (say 1800 plus) who give up precious time in a weekend or a day to compete in a chess event. In my own case, I wouldn't be all that pleased to get up early in the weekend, leave my family behind and travel across the city just to sit down and beat three or four lowly-rated juniors in games that only stay competitive for a few minutes and end up playing just one or two challenging games in the event.

Accordingly, I think it's perfectly reasonable for some events to have a bar to entry to players below a certain rating (perhaps 1000 or 1200) - that way those who want to play long, tough games against peers can do so. Equally, some events might have a bar to entry to highly ranked players (maybe about 1600) - this is way there are fewer mismatches between players and less highly ranked players will have a much better chance to win some events.

BikeMan
20-11-2014, 09:39 AM
That's a good point Tony. I was (clearly) looking at it from my perspective, ignoring the impact on higher rated players. It's still a shame that he can't play, but not the end of the world.

Tyson
21-11-2014, 02:42 PM
For some of the reasons outlined, I am holding an Under 1000 ACF tournament at the same venue on the Sunday of this tournament :D

Details at http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2014/2014_November_one_day_rapid.pdf

martinc
21-11-2014, 10:27 PM
If those players with ratings below 1000 are to be excluded from some tournaments; can we have a reduced membership fee. The Bill Powell would have been down to 13. Thanks Tyson for the good thought that there should be an under 1000 tournament, but would you travel from Bundaberg, Gladstone or further north for a one dayer.
I appreciate Tony Dowden's point that it is unsatisfactory in a mismatch but there is education to be had for the junior (or someone like myself).

chessmom
24-11-2014, 11:00 AM
If those players with ratings below 1000 are to be excluded from some tournaments; can we have a reduced membership fee. The Bill Powell would have been down to 13. Thanks Tyson for the good thought that there should be an under 1000 tournament, but would you travel from Bundaberg, Gladstone or further north for a one dayer.
I appreciate Tony Dowden's point that it is unsatisfactory in a mismatch but there is education to be had for the junior (or someone like myself).

I am also curious as to why the fee is so high for this one. My son will definitely enjoy the learning, but this one seems a bit more expensive than the other weekenders, including the Bill Powell.

Michael_D'Arcy
24-11-2014, 11:58 AM
No doubt all the questions raised here can be brought up with the tournament organisers, who will likely not see them here - I do not believe Andrew is a regular Chess Chat user.

Michael_D'Arcy
24-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Also, for what it is worth, players rated below 1000 are not missing out on any Grand Prix points, as only Open tournaments (i.e. no restrictions based on rating) are able to be included in the ACF Grand Prix and the CAQ Participation Grand Prix.

yamnicholson
26-11-2014, 12:40 AM
I am also curious as to why the fee is so high for this one. My son will definitely enjoy the learning, but this one seems a bit more expensive than the other weekenders, including the Bill Powell.

Thanks for the inquiry. Due to financial losses of the last weekender held at the same venue, we were forced to slightly raise the entry fee. As the Park Road Chess Club hopes to hold 12 of these weekenders throughout 2015, we have to ensure that our costs are covered.

We feel that holding more ACF1000+ events in Brisbane will give up and coming juniors something to aspire to and work towards.

Look forward to seeing everyone this weekend :)

yamnicholson
26-11-2014, 12:50 AM
Current Entries:

Moulthon Ly
Gene Nakauchi
Jason Wang
Stuart Holt
Andrew Davies
Mark Stokes
Phillip Jones
Nicholas Johnson
Mitchell Johnson
Ron Kuypers
Charles Tsai
Michael D'Arcy
David Gray
Tony Dowden

In no particular order.

To register for the tournament email:
awldavies07@gmail.com

Tony Dowden
28-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Current Entries:

... Tony Dowden

In no particular order.

I'm relieved to hear you're not necessarily expecting me to come last then ;)

Rincewind
28-11-2014, 03:43 PM
I'm relieved to hear you're not necessarily expecting me to come last then ;)

To quote Bill Shakespeare, Nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defense. ;)

Good luck Tony. Some of the younglings from that field will be a handful.

StokesyRedcliff
28-11-2014, 07:13 PM
You can add Tony Weller, Peter Cronin and Tom Maguire to that entry list! Should be a most competitive tournament but can me risky if you like, my $1 win bet will be on IM Moulthun Ly!

Hughston
28-11-2014, 10:40 PM
I love the idea of not having to freak out when versing 900s. It can get really stressful in some agro positions. I will be there tomorrow. See you there.

Tony Dowden
29-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Sorry I can't make it after all. Unwell :(

I've let Mark Stokes know as that's the only phone contact I have.

I hope the event goes really well.

chessmom
29-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Thanks for the inquiry. Due to financial losses of the last weekender held at the same venue, we were forced to slightly raise the entry fee. As the Park Road Chess Club hopes to hold 12 of these weekenders throughout 2015, we have to ensure that our costs are covered.

We feel that holding more ACF1000+ events in Brisbane will give up and coming juniors something to aspire to and work towards.

Look forward to seeing everyone this weekend :)

thanks. I uderstand.

bundys_bro
29-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Absolutely ridiculous is what it is. You cut off a tournament to o/1000 and then complain about poor turnout as the reason for upping the entry fee for the next one. How about you guys support the juniors instead of cuttin them out and then maybe you could make you budget. Sure you're making the chess supposedly more exciting and challenging but if any of you can tell me you haven't had a tough game with a junior under 1000 you're lying to yourself. You were all under 1000 at one stage the only way to get above is to play every available weekender. Not to mention the chess regulars you cut off because they fall under the cut off (Jim Rogers for example). I'm glad you guys are putting on the tournaments but have a think about your actual goals for the tournaments because all your doing is hindering chess not helping it.

Patrick Byrom
29-11-2014, 07:55 PM
No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3
1 Moulthun Ly 2512 3 16:W 6:W 4:W
2 Gene Nakauchi 2230 3 21:W 11:W 5:W
3 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 3 22:W 13:W 12:W
4 Tony Weller 1747 2 9:W 14:W 1:L
5 Stuart Holt 1683 2 20:W 8:W 2:L
6 Nicholas Johnson 1707 2 17:W 1:L 14:W
7 Mark C Stokes 1505 2 12:D 16:W 0:D
8 Tom Maguire 1769 2 19:W 5:L 15:W
9 Jason Wang 1294 2 4:L 18:W 19:W
10 Nick Kospartov 1050 2 14:L 17:W 13:W
11 Alain Pardoen 1701 1.5 18:W 2:L 0:D
12 Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 1.5 7:D 21:W 3:L
13 Charles Tsai 1730 1 15:W 3:L 10:L
14 Peter Cronin 1676 1 10:W 4:L 6:L
15 Mitchell Johnson 1292 1 13:L 22:W 8:L
16 Michael Ostapenko 1402 1 1:L 7:L 22:W
17 David Peter H Gray 1280 1 6:L 10:L 20:W
18 Ron Kuypers 1157 1 11:L 9:L 21:W
19 Hughston Parle 1334 .5 8:L 20:D 9:L
20 Andrew William Davies 1108 .5 5:L 19:D 17:L
21 Tyson Barker 1349 0 2:L 12:L 18:L
22 Alexander Au 1031 0 3:L 15:L 16:L

Patrick Byrom
29-11-2014, 07:56 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Moulthun Ly 2512 [3] : Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 [3]
2 Tom Maguire 1769 [2] : Gene Nakauchi 2230 [3]
3 Mark C Stokes 1505 [2] : Tony Weller 1747 [2]
4 Jason Wang 1294 [2] : Nicholas Johnson 1707 [2]
5 Stuart Holt 1683 [2] : Nick Kospartov 1050 [2]
6 Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 [1.5] : Alain Pardoen 1701 [1.5]
7 Charles Tsai 1730 [1] : David Peter H Gray 1280 [1]
8 Mitchell Johnson 1292 [1] : Michael Ostapenko 1402 [1]
9 Andrew William Davies 1108 [.5] : Ron Kuypers 1157 [1]
10 Tyson Barker 1349 [0] : Hughston Parle 1334 [.5]
11 Alexander Au 1031 [0] 1:0 BYE
12 Peter Cronin 1676 [1] .5:0 BYE

Patrick Byrom
30-11-2014, 03:13 PM
No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4
1 Moulthun Ly 2512 4 13:W 10:W 6:W 3:W
2 Gene Nakauchi 2230 4 22:W 8:W 4:W 9:W
3 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 3 21:W 12:W 14:W 1:L
4 Stuart Holt 1683 3 20:W 9:W 2:L 11:W
5 Jason Wang 1294 3 6:L 16:W 17:W 10:W
6 Tony Weller 1747 2.5 5:W 15:W 1:L 7:D
7 Mark C Stokes 1505 2.5 14:D 13:W 0:D 6:D
8 Alain Pardoen 1701 2.5 16:W 2:L 0:D 14:W
9 Tom Maguire 1769 2 17:W 4:L 18:W 2:L
10 Nicholas Johnson 1707 2 19:W 1:L 15:W 5:L
11 Nick Kospartov 1050 2 15:L 19:W 12:W 4:L
12 Charles Tsai 1730 2 18:W 3:L 11:L 19:W
13 Michael Ostapenko 1402 2 1:L 7:L 21:W 18:W
14 Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 1.5 7:D 22:W 3:L 8:L
15 Peter Cronin 1676 1.5 11:W 6:L 10:L 0:D
16 Ron Kuypers 1157 1.5 8:L 5:L 22:W 20:D
17 Hughston Parle 1334 1.5 9:L 20:D 5:L 22:W
18 Mitchell Johnson 1292 1 12:L 21:W 9:L 13:L
19 David Peter H Gray 1280 1 10:L 11:L 20:W 12:L
20 Andrew William Davies 1108 1 4:L 17:D 19:L 16:D
21 Alexander Au 1031 1 3:L 18:L 13:L 0:W
22 Tyson Barker 1349 0 2:L 14:L 16:L 17:L

Patrick Byrom
30-11-2014, 03:15 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Gene Nakauchi 2230 [4] : Moulthun Ly 2512 [4]
2 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 [3] : Jason Wang 1294 [3]
3 Tony Weller 1747 [2.5] : Stuart Holt 1683 [3]
4 Alain Pardoen 1701 [2.5] : Mark C Stokes 1505 [2.5]
5 Nicholas Johnson 1707 [2] : Tom Maguire 1769 [2]
6 Michael Ostapenko 1402 [2] : Charles Tsai 1730 [2]
7 Nick Kospartov 1050 [2] : Ron Kuypers 1157 [1.5]
8 Peter Cronin 1676 [1.5] : Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 [1.5]
9 Hughston Parle 1334 [1.5] : Mitchell Johnson 1292 [1]
10 Alexander Au 1031 [1] : Andrew William Davies 1108 [1]
11 David Peter H Gray 1280 [1] : Tyson Barker 1349 [0]

Bill Gletsos
30-11-2014, 03:38 PM
If this is being ACF rated can it please be sent to the CAQ Ratings Officer ASAP after the final round.

Patrick Byrom
30-11-2014, 04:23 PM
No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5
1 Moulthun Ly 2512 5 12:W 14:W 4:W 3:W 2:W
2 Gene Nakauchi 2230 4 22:W 8:W 5:W 9:W 1:L
3 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 4 20:W 10:W 15:W 1:L 7:W
4 Tony Weller 1747 3.5 7:W 16:W 1:L 6:D 5:W
5 Stuart Holt 1683 3 19:W 9:W 2:L 11:W 4:L
6 Mark C Stokes 1505 3 15:D 12:W 0:D 4:D 8:D
7 Jason Wang 1294 3 4:L 17:W 13:W 14:W 3:L
8 Alain Pardoen 1701 3 17:W 2:L 0:D 15:W 6:D
9 Tom Maguire 1769 3 13:W 5:L 21:W 2:L 14:W
10 Charles Tsai 1730 2.5 21:W 3:L 11:L 18:W 12:D
11 Nick Kospartov 1050 2.5 16:L 18:W 10:W 5:L 17:D
12 Michael Ostapenko 1402 2.5 1:L 6:L 20:W 21:W 10:D
13 Hughston Parle 1334 2.5 9:L 19:D 7:L 22:W 21:W
14 Nicholas Johnson 1707 2 18:W 1:L 16:W 7:L 9:L
15 Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 2 6:D 22:W 3:L 8:L 16:D
16 Peter Cronin 1676 2 11:W 4:L 14:L 0:D 15:D
17 Ron Kuypers 1157 2 8:L 7:L 22:W 19:D 11:D
18 David Peter H Gray 1280 2 14:L 11:L 19:W 10:L 22:W
19 Andrew William Davies 1108 1.5 5:L 13:D 18:L 17:D 20:D
20 Alexander Au 1031 1.5 3:L 21:L 12:L 0:W 19:D
21 Mitchell Johnson 1292 1 10:L 20:W 9:L 12:L 13:L
22 Tyson Barker 1349 0 2:L 15:L 17:L 13:L 18:L

Patrick Byrom
30-11-2014, 04:24 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Moulthun Ly 2512 [5] : Alain Pardoen 1701 [3]
2 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 [4] : Gene Nakauchi 2230 [4]
3 Tom Maguire 1769 [3] : Tony Weller 1747 [3.5]
4 Stuart Holt 1683 [3] : Mark C Stokes 1505 [3]
5 Jason Wang 1294 [3] : Nick Kospartov 1050 [2.5]
6 Charles Tsai 1730 [2.5] : Hughston Parle 1334 [2.5]
7 Nicholas Johnson 1707 [2] : Michael Ostapenko 1402 [2.5]
8 Ron Kuypers 1157 [2] : Peter Cronin 1676 [2]
9 Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 [2] : David Peter H Gray 1280 [2]
10 Andrew William Davies 1108 [1.5] : Mitchell Johnson 1292 [1]
11 Tyson Barker 1349 [0] : Alexander Au 1031 [1.5]

MIRKO
30-11-2014, 07:03 PM
What's Happened To Black Cavier???DOES ANYONE KNOW WHATS HAPPENED TO BRODIE ??? Hope all is ok!! Moulton is having a Field Day With Brodie and Solo having a spell.

Patrick Byrom
30-11-2014, 08:02 PM
No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Moulthun Ly 2512 6 13:W 14:W 4:W 3:W 2:W 9:W
2 Gene Nakauchi 2230 4.5 22:W 9:W 5:W 11:W 1:L 3:D
3 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1633 4.5 20:W 8:W 15:W 1:L 10:W 2:D
4 Tony Weller 1747 4.5 10:W 12:W 1:L 6:D 5:W 11:W
5 Stuart Holt 1683 3.5 18:W 11:W 2:L 7:W 4:L 6:D
6 Mark C Stokes 1505 3.5 15:D 13:W 0:D 4:D 9:D 5:D
7 Nick Kospartov 1050 3.5 12:L 17:W 8:W 5:L 19:D 10:W
8 Charles Tsai 1730 3.5 21:W 3:L 7:L 17:W 13:D 16:W
9 Alain Pardoen 1701 3 19:W 2:L 0:D 15:W 6:D 1:L
10 Jason Wang 1294 3 4:L 19:W 16:W 14:W 3:L 7:L
11 Tom Maguire 1769 3 16:W 5:L 21:W 2:L 14:W 4:L
12 Peter Cronin 1676 3 7:W 4:L 14:L 0:D 15:D 19:W
13 Michael Ostapenko 1402 3 1:L 6:L 20:W 21:W 8:D 14:D
14 Nicholas Johnson 1707 2.5 17:W 1:L 12:W 10:L 11:L 13:D
15 Phillip (Bris) Jones 1000 2.5 6:D 22:W 3:L 9:L 12:D 17:D
16 Hughston Parle 1334 2.5 11:L 18:D 10:L 22:W 21:W 8:L
17 David Peter H Gray 1280 2.5 14:L 7:L 18:W 8:L 22:W 15:D
18 Andrew William Davies 1108 2.5 5:L 16:D 17:L 19:D 20:D 21:W
19 Ron Kuypers 1157 2 9:L 10:L 22:W 18:D 7:D 12:L
20 Alexander Au 1031 2 3:L 21:L 13:L 0:W 18:D 22:D
21 Mitchell Johnson 1292 1 8:L 20:W 11:L 13:L 16:L 18:L
22 Tyson Barker 1349 .5 2:L 15:L 19:L 16:L 17:L 20:D

Moulthun was first (obviously), with the two Tonys and Gene tied for equal second & third; Nick Kospartov had a great tournament and won the Under 1400 prize. Results have been emailed to the CAQ Ratings Officer for ACF rating (it will also be Qld Junior rated).

Garrett
01-12-2014, 02:43 AM
What's Happened To Black Cavier???DOES ANYONE KNOW WHATS HAPPENED TO BRODIE ??? Hope all is ok!! Moulton is having a Field Day With Brodie and Solo having a spell.

Given that Alex copped a suspended sentence for withdrawing ill from the Qld Champs I'm guessing Brodie's had his ticket revoked for a time.....

Solo
01-12-2014, 04:00 AM
Given that Alex copped a suspended sentence for withdrawing ill from the Qld Champs I'm guessing Brodie's had his ticket revoked for a time.....

Six months. He told me, but I am surprised it hasn't been reported anywhere.

Why have we stopped seeing your good self at tournaments? You were just playing your very best:)

I agree with Bundy's and don't understand the point of the over 1000. My first rating was about 1155 but that was almost the minimum in 1971. I only remember two players when I was a kid with ratings under 1000 and they were both over 50 years old. Funnily enough their surnames were Melbourne and Caulfield!

I haven't been playing so much because I work on weekends and we had a lot of renovations done, and are now thinking of buying another house:doh:

Garvinator
01-12-2014, 10:16 AM
In regards to Brodie McClymont, the suspension information is mentioned at the top of the CAQ membership information page:

Banned from playing ACF rated tournaments until 4-4-2015
MCCLYMONT Brodie Senior Redcliffe 4554802

Garrett
02-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Thanks Garvin.

Thanks Solo, having a little break from tournaments. Will no doubt be tempted by Doeberl/SIO combo and the Zonal in '15.

cheers Garrett.

Garvinator
02-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Thanks Garvin.With the commentary talk of a suspended sentence, it is likely that the full sentence is twelve months, with six months suspended. So if he found guilty again of breaching the CAQ code of conduct, six months is automatically applied from this penalty, plus whatever might be applied to the original charge.

There is almost always a time limit on the length of the period of the suspended sentence as well, but I can not find any reference to any of this in the CAQ minutes. As in how long a person behaviour is good before the extra suspension period will not be applied, if they are then charged again under the CAQ code of conduct.

Of course, it could just be a flat six months, and there is no suspended sentence period at all.

Adamski
02-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Thanks Garvin.

Thanks Solo, having a little break from tournaments. Will no doubt be tempted by Doeberl/SIO combo and the Zonal in '15.

cheers Garrett.Sorry to let you know that NSWCA President Bill Gletsos advised at the AGM on Saturday that there won't be an SIO in 2015. It has lost significant money the last 2 years.

Joshua Morris
02-12-2014, 06:49 PM
When do the ratings get published?

AzureBlue
02-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Sorry to let you know that NSWCA President Bill Gletsos advised at the AGM on Saturday that there won't be an SIO in 2015. It has lost significant money the last 2 years.
Perhaps a Melbourne International Open is in the works! ;)

Michael_D'Arcy
03-12-2014, 12:00 AM
When do the ratings get published?

They already have been, Josh - Bill Gletsos posted them on the Ratings Arena tab of this site. They should be up on the CAQ website by now, as well, or else they will be shortly.

Garrett
03-12-2014, 03:42 AM
Sorry to let you know that NSWCA President Bill Gletsos advised at the AGM on Saturday that there won't be an SIO in 2015. It has lost significant money the last 2 years.

Thanks Jonathan.

The SIO was probably my favourite tourney and the one I most looked forward to when I was able to make it.

Thanks to the organisers and sponsors over the last few years.

Brian_Jones
06-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Sorry to let you know that NSWCA President Bill Gletsos advised at the AGM on Saturday that there won't be an SIO in 2015. It has lost significant money the last 2 years.

NSWCA must now have less than $100K in the bank and lost their ability to raise sponsorship monies?

Vlad
06-12-2014, 04:18 PM
I think the main reason (other than loosing a lot of money) was associated with the Parramatta chess club. I believe it was discontinued or something like that has happened. As a result the free venue that we enjoyed in the last few years is not free anymore.

Vlad
06-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Perhaps a Melbourne International Open is in the works! ;)

Very nice. In one thread you criticize Leonid, in the other you are hoping he does additional work for you...

Chances of MIO are very small and I would say that you have contributed to that...

Adamski
06-12-2014, 04:22 PM
I think the main reason (other than loosing a lot of money) was associated with the Parramatta chess club. I believe it was discontinued or something like that has happened. As a result the free venue that we enjoyed in the last few years is not free anymore.This is true. Parramatta CC has ceased operating until such time as a new suitable venue can be found.

AzureBlue
06-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Very nice. In one thread you criticize Leonid, in the other you are hoping he does additional work for you...
In the other thread, I merely pointed out some calculations for GM norm requirements in the tournament (it is quite important in norm tournaments for the players to know how much they need to score to make a norm and for the field to be such that scoring a norm is possible/realistic) and was not even close to being as opinionated as others in the thread. I do not understand how simply posting calculations constitutes a criticising of Leonid in any way - in fact, I think he does a great job running tournaments, especially when norm tournaments are so few in Australia. :clap: I just think it should be fair that James at least gets some sort of explanation why he and Kanan have been excluded from the tournament, given they ordinarily would be accepted based on merit.

AzureBlue
06-12-2014, 06:20 PM
in the other you are hoping he does additional work for you...
The post hinting at the MIO was one made in jest - I'd just heard some rumours floating around :P At no point did I suggest that Leonid would be the one organising it and even if it were run next year, I would most likely not be able to participate anyway.

Brian_Jones
06-12-2014, 07:49 PM
I think the main reason (other than loosing a lot of money) was associated with the Parramatta chess club. I believe it was discontinued or something like that has happened. As a result the free venue that we enjoyed in the last few years is not free anymore.

Parramatta Town Hall has been a free venue (subsidised by Parramatta City Council) for the past 8 (eight) years. As far as I know the venue was still available (if booked) but a new energetic organiser was required as the previous organisers were worn out after 4 (four) years each. Most volunteers as chess organisers appear to like to attend meetings rather than organise actual events!