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StokesyRedcliff
27-02-2015, 10:32 PM
HI ALL

The 2015 MARCH OPEN IS COMING SOON!

SAT MARCH 14 and SUN MARCH 15

at GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE E BLOCK Buchanan St Rothwell

1st:$700 2nd:$500 3rd:$300 4th:$200

3 Rating Groups, with $100 for each winner

Get your entry form now from the CAQ Website: www.caq.org.au

StokesyRedcliff
03-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Get a discounted entry into the March Open at Rothwell on Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15 by entering by March 6! See the entry form on the Chess Association of Queensland website for full details: www.caq.org.au. Look under Coming Events See you there!

Michael_D'Arcy
08-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Just a week to go until this tournament, which should be a great event. Please get your entries to Gail Young ASAP.

StokesyRedcliff
09-03-2015, 09:51 PM
Over 20 entries have already been received for the March Open at Rothwell this weekend, Sat March 14 and Sun March 15!

Entrants include Australian Olympiad IM Moulthun Ly, the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Open champion, FM Gene Nakauchi, the 2066 rated Jonas Muller, Redcliffe's top player Michael Cashman, the up and coming Junior Tony Zhong, the recent Sydney International Challengers Champion Tony Weller and the 2015 Australian Open Minor Champion Mark C Stokes!

Get your entry in now: See the Chess Association of Queensland Website and look under Upcoming Events for the entry form:www.caq.org.au

Garrett
11-03-2015, 11:56 AM
so Brodie is not out of the naughty corner yet ?

StokesyRedcliff
11-03-2015, 06:36 PM
Brodie is back after April 4! When are you back George?????

Michael_D'Arcy
11-03-2015, 11:20 PM
Entries are nearly up to 30 with three days to go!

StokesyRedcliff
13-03-2015, 06:19 AM
Another highly rated player, Tony Dowden (2100), has now entered the March Open! 9 players are rated above 1700! This will be a most competitive chess tournament. Get your entry in too! You can print your entry form from the Chess Association of Queensland Website under Coming Events: www.caq.org.au See you there!

Tony Dowden
13-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Another highly rated player, Tony Dowden (2100), has now entered the March Open! ...

Thanks for the reminder. I'd forgotten ... :confused:

Tony Dowden
14-03-2015, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the reminder. I'd forgotten ... :confused:
Unwell sorry :( Hope to make it to the 50th Peninsula Open later in the year. (Rang organiser but no pick up.)

Michael_D'Arcy
14-03-2015, 07:36 PM
Here are the provisional pairings for round 4.


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Gene Nakauchi 2254 [3] : Moulthun Ly 2497 [3]
2 Jonas Muller 2066 [2.5] : Alexander Stahnke 2010 [3]
3 David Peter H Gray 1401 [2.5] : Tom Maguire 1887 [2.5]
4 Michael Cashman 1945 [2] : Matthew Cervenjak 1362 [2]
5 Henry Slater-Jones 1330 [2] : Mark O'Donohue 1931 [2]
6 Bruce Harris 1301 [2] : Mark C Stokes 1533 [2]
7 Axel Stahnke 1452 [2] : Hans-Peter Muller 1263 [2]
8 Joshua Morris 1299 [2] : Gail Young 904 [1.5]
9 Aaron Stringfellow [1.5] : Andrew William(BBC) Davies 1093 [1]
10 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1766 [1] : William Burns [1]
11 Hikaru Oka 778 [1] : Tony Weller 1655 [1]
12 Nathanael Young 1589 [1] : Jim Rogers 764 [1]
13 Jason Chan 1187 [1] : Andrew Lin [1]
14 Kabilan Manuneedhi 954 [1] : Itsuki Oka [1]
15 Martin Carter 964 [.5] : Matthew Pollard [.5]
16 Jordan Vico [.5] : Sean Minor [.5]
17 Jim Sarney 381 [0] : Tsukasa Oka [0]
18 Jason Wang 1421 [2] 0:0 BYE
19 Ross Barnard 887 [1] 0:0 BYE
20 Keanu Matsuura [.5] 0:0 BYE

Michael_D'Arcy
14-03-2015, 07:37 PM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4

1 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2497 3 16:W 21:W 8:W 2:
2 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2254 3 13:W 23:W 9:W 1:
3 Stahnke, Alexander QLD 2010 3 38:W 25:W 17:W 4:
4 Muller, Jonas QLD 2066 2.5 24:W 12:W 5:D 3:
5 Maguire, Tom QLD 1887 2.5 22:W 11:W 4:D 6:
6 Gray, David Peter H QLD 1401 2.5 29:W 7:D 23:W 5:
7 Hunter, Shayne QLD 1768 2.5 28:W 6:D 21:W 0:
8 Cashman, Michael QLD 1945 2 27:W 15:W 1:L 11:
9 O'Donohue, Mark QLD 1931 2 18:W 14:W 2:L 10:
10 Slater-Jones, Henry QLD 1330 2 0:D 0:D 22:W 9:
11 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 1362 2 19:W 5:L 28:W 8:
12 Stokes, Mark C QLD 1533 2 32:W 4:L 26:W 17:
13 Muller, Hans-Peter QLD 1263 2 2:L 36:W 25:W 14:
14 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1452 2 34:W 9:L 24:W 13:
15 Wang, Jason QLD 1421 2 39:W 8:L 27:W 0:L
16 Morris, Joshua QLD 1299 2 1:L 31:W 29:W 18:
17 Harris, Bruce NSW 1301 2 37:W 35:W 3:L 12:
18 Young, Gail QLD 904 1.5 9:L 0:D 36:W 16:
19 Stringfellow, Aaron QLD 1.5 11:L 30:D 35:W 24:
20 Dowden, Tony QLD 2100 1.5 0:D 0:D 0:D 0:
21 Zhong, Tony (Junhao) QLD 1766 1 30:W 1:L 7:L 31:
22 Barnard, Ross QLD 887 1 5:L 39:W 10:L 0:L
23 Weller, Tony QLD 1655 1 40:W 2:L 6:L 28:
24 Davies, Andrew William(BBC) QLD 1093 1 4:L 40:W 14:L 19:
25 Young, Nathanael QLD 1589 1 31:W 3:L 13:L 30:
26 Chan, Jason QLD 1187 1 33:L 34:W 12:L 32:
27 Manuneedhi, Kabilan QLD 954 1 8:L 32:W 15:L 29:
28 Oka, Hikaru QLD 778 1 7:L 37:W 11:L 23:
29 Oka, Itsuki QLD 1 6:L 38:W 16:L 27:
30 Rogers, Jim QLD 764 1 21:L 19:D 38:D 25:
31 Burns, William QLD 1 25:L 16:L 39:W 21:
32 Lin, Andrew QLD 1 12:L 27:L 40:W 26:
33 D'Arcy, Michael QLD 1783 1 26:W 0: 0: 0:
34 Matsuura, Keanu QLD .5 14:L 26:L 0:D 0:L
35 Minor, Sean QLD .5 0:D 17:L 19:L 37:
36 Pollard, Matthew QLD .5 0:D 13:L 18:L 38:
37 Vico, Jordan QLD .5 17:L 28:L 0:D 35:
38 Carter, Martin QLD 964 .5 3:L 29:L 30:D 36:
39 Oka, Tsukasa QLD 0 15:L 22:L 31:L 40:
40 Sarney, Jim QLD 381 0 23:L 24:L 32:L 39:

Michael_D'Arcy
14-03-2015, 07:40 PM
Unwell sorry :( Hope to make it to the 50th Peninsula Open later in the year. (Rang organiser but no pick up.)

Thanks, Tony - I hope you are feeling better soon. We did get your message, Gail had turned her phone off upon entering the tournament hall!

StokesyRedcliff
14-03-2015, 08:34 PM
Great to see 40 entrants for the March Open! Moulthun had to work a bit to get over the line against Michael Cashman in R3 and Gene was in trouble against Mark O'Donoghue before he escaped and went on to win. The top board clash between Gene and Moulthun should be a beauty!

Moulthun has kindly offered to give the best scoring unrated player a free subscription to his great digital chess magazine 50 MOVES. THank -you Moultun!

My $1 win bet is on Moulthun to win the event and Moulthun has agreed to pay me $2 if he does in fact win the March Open!

Michael_D'Arcy
15-03-2015, 10:14 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Alexander Stahnke 2010 [4] 0:1 Moulthun Ly 2497 [5]
2 Gene Nakauchi 2254 [4] 1:0 Michael Cashman 1945 [4]
3 Jonas Muller 2066 [3.5] .5:.5 Henry Slater-Jones 1330 [3.5]
4 Mark O'Donohue 1931 [3.5] 0:1 Tom Maguire 1887 [3.5]
5 Tony (Junhao) Zhong 1766 [3] 1:0 Hans-Peter Muller 1263 [3]
6 Nathanael Young 1589 [3] 1:0 Joshua Morris 1299 [3]
7 Axel Stahnke 1452 [3] 0:1 Mark C Stokes 1533 [3]
8 Bruce Harris 1301 [3] .5:.5 Tony Weller 1655 [2.5]
9 David Peter H Gray 1401 [2.5] 1:0 Martin Carter 964 [2.5]
10 Jason Chan 1187 [2.5] 1:0 Jordan Vico [2.5]
11 Matthew Cervenjak 1362 [2] 1:0 Andrew Lin [2]
12 Keanu Matsuura [2] 0:1 Andrew William(BBC) Davies 1093 [2]
13 Kabilan Manuneedhi 954 [2] 1:0 William Burns [2]
14 Jim Sarney 381 [1.5] 1:0 Gail Young 904 [1.5]
15 Ross Barnard 887 [1.5] 0:1 Aaron Stringfellow [1.5]
16 Sean Minor [1.5] 0:1 Hikaru Oka 778 [1]
17 Itsuki Oka [1] 0:1 Jim Rogers 764 [1]
18 Tsukasa Oka [.5] 0:1 Matthew Pollard [.5]

Michael_D'Arcy
15-03-2015, 10:15 PM
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2497 6 16.0 24.0 21.0
2 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2254 5 15.0 24.0 18.0
3 Maguire, Tom QLD 1887 4.5 14.0 20.5 17.0
4-10 Muller, Jonas QLD 2066 4 16.5 25.5 16.5
Cashman, Michael QLD 1945 4 14.5 23.5 16.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 2010 4 14.5 23.0 17.0
Stokes, Mark C QLD 1533 4 13.0 19.0 13.0
Slater-Jones, Henry QLD 1330 4 13.0 18.5 13.5
Zhong, Tony (Junhao) QLD 1766 4 12.0 20.0 12.0
Young, Nathanael QLD 1589 4 11.0 17.0 12.0
11-14 O'Donohue, Mark QLD 1931 3.5 15.0 21.5 14.5
Gray, David Peter H QLD 1401 3.5 13.5 19.0 13.5
Harris, Bruce NSW 1301 3.5 13.0 18.5 14.5
Chan, Jason QLD 1187 3.5 11.0 17.0 10.0
15-22 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1452 3 13.5 19.5 13.0
Weller, Tony QLD 1655 3 13.0 20.0 10.5
Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 1362 3 12.5 19.0 11.0
Muller, Hans-Peter QLD 1263 3 12.5 19.0 11.0
Davies, Andrew William(BBC) QLD 1093 3 12.0 18.0 9.0
Morris, Joshua QLD 1299 3 11.5 18.5 12.0
Manuneedhi, Kabilan QLD 954 3 11.5 16.5 9.0
Wang, Jason QLD 1421 3 8.0 12.5 9.5
23-27 Vico, Jordan QLD 2.5 10.0 15.0 7.0
Carter, Martin QLD 964 2.5 9.5 14.5 7.0
Stringfellow, Aaron QLD 2.5 9.0 13.5 7.5
Sarney, Jim QLD 381 2.5 8.0 11.5 4.5
Hunter, Shayne QLD 1768 2.5 3.5 9.5 5.0
28-32 Lin, Andrew QLD 2 12.0 18.0 6.0
Matsuura, Keanu QLD 2 12.0 17.5 5.5
Rogers, Jim QLD 764 2 11.0 16.0 5.5
Burns, William QLD 2 11.0 15.5 6.0
Oka, Hikaru QLD 778 2 10.5 16.0 6.0
33-37 Barnard, Ross QLD 887 1.5 12.5 17.5 6.5
Young, Gail QLD 904 1.5 11.0 16.0 6.5
Minor, Sean QLD 1.5 10.0 14.0 5.0
Pollard, Matthew QLD 1.5 9.5 13.0 4.0
Dowden, Tony QLD 2100 1.5 1.5 4.5 3.0
38-39 Oka, Itsuki QLD 1 10.5 16.0 5.0
D'Arcy, Michael QLD 1783 1 3.5 3.5 1.0
40 Oka, Tsukasa QLD 0.5 7.5 12.5 1.5

Michael_D'Arcy
15-03-2015, 10:16 PM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2497 6 20:W 9:W 5:W 2:W 4:W 6:W
2 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2254 5 18:W 16:W 11:W 1:L 3:W 5:W
3 Maguire, Tom QLD 1887 4.5 33:W 17:W 4:D 12:W 2:L 11:W
4 Muller, Jonas QLD 2066 4 19:W 7:W 3:D 6:W 1:L 8:D
5 Cashman, Michael QLD 1945 4 21:W 22:W 1:L 17:W 20:W 2:L
6 Stahnke, Alexander QLD 2010 4 24:W 10:W 13:W 4:L 15:W 1:L
7 Stokes, Mark C QLD 1533 4 28:W 4:L 14:W 13:L 21:W 15:W
8 Slater-Jones, Henry QLD 1330 4 0:D 0:D 33:W 11:D 12:W 4:D
9 Zhong, Tony (Junhao) QLD 1766 4 30:W 1:L 27:L 31:W 17:W 18:W
10 Young, Nathanael QLD 1589 4 31:W 6:L 18:L 30:W 19:W 20:W
11 O'Donohue, Mark QLD 1931 3.5 34:W 15:W 2:L 8:D 13:W 3:L
12 Gray, David Peter H QLD 1401 3.5 38:W 27:D 16:W 3:L 8:L 24:W
13 Harris, Bruce NSW 1301 3.5 23:W 35:W 6:L 7:W 11:L 16:D
14 Chan, Jason QLD 1187 3.5 39:L 29:W 7:L 28:W 16:D 23:W
15 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1452 3 29:W 11:L 19:W 18:W 6:L 7:L
16 Weller, Tony QLD 1655 3 26:W 2:L 12:L 32:W 14:D 13:D
17 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 1362 3 25:W 3:L 32:W 5:L 9:L 28:W
18 Muller, Hans-Peter QLD 1263 3 2:L 36:W 10:W 15:L 33:W 9:L
19 Davies, Andrew William(BBC) QLD 1093 3 4:L 26:W 15:L 25:W 10:L 29:W
20 Morris, Joshua QLD 1299 3 1:L 31:W 38:W 34:W 5:L 10:L
21 Manuneedhi, Kabilan QLD 954 3 5:L 28:W 22:L 38:W 7:L 31:W
22 Wang, Jason QLD 1421 3 40:W 5:L 21:W 0:D 0:D 0:
23 Vico, Jordan QLD 2.5 13:L 32:L 0:D 35:W 34:W 14:L
24 Carter, Martin QLD 964 2.5 6:L 38:L 30:D 36:W 25:W 12:L
25 Stringfellow, Aaron QLD 2.5 17:L 30:D 35:W 19:L 24:L 33:W
26 Sarney, Jim QLD 381 2.5 16:L 19:L 28:L 40:D 36:W 34:W
27 Hunter, Shayne QLD 1768 2.5 32:W 12:D 9:W 0: 0: 0:
28 Lin, Andrew QLD 2 7:L 21:L 26:W 14:L 32:W 17:L
29 Matsuura, Keanu QLD 2 15:L 14:L 0:D 0:D 30:W 19:L
30 Rogers, Jim QLD 764 2 9:L 25:D 24:D 10:L 29:L 38:W
31 Burns, William QLD 2 10:L 20:L 40:W 9:L 38:W 21:L
32 Oka, Hikaru QLD 778 2 27:L 23:W 17:L 16:L 28:L 35:W
33 Barnard, Ross QLD 887 1.5 3:L 40:W 8:L 0:D 18:L 25:L
34 Young, Gail QLD 904 1.5 11:L 0:D 36:W 20:L 23:L 26:L
35 Minor, Sean QLD 1.5 0:D 13:L 25:L 23:L 40:W 32:L
36 Pollard, Matthew QLD 1.5 0:D 18:L 34:L 24:L 26:L 40:W
37 Dowden, Tony QLD 2100 1.5 0:D 0:D 0:D 0: 0: 0:
38 Oka, Itsuki QLD 1 12:L 24:W 20:L 21:L 31:L 30:L
39 D'Arcy, Michael QLD 1783 1 14:W 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
40 Oka, Tsukasa QLD .5 22:L 33:L 31:L 26:D 35:L 36:L

HenryS-J
15-03-2015, 10:27 PM
Thanks again Michael for running the event. One of my best tournaments ever!! :)

Michael_D'Arcy
15-03-2015, 10:31 PM
I would like to thank everyone who came along to this event. The tournament seemed to hard fought, but good spirited throughout.

Congratulations to Moulthun for what was a pretty convincing 6/6. He showed good technique to grind down FM Gene Nakauchi to win their round four game, in what was one of the longest games of the tournament. Gene won his second long game of the day, though, managing to defeat Michael Cashman in a very complicated game. Michael had a solid tournament, losing only to Moulthun and Gene.

The first round had the somewhat unusual distinction of being entirely without upsets. That soon changed, however. David Gray (1401) finished the first day with a draw against Shayne Hunter (1768) and a win against Tony Weller (1655); Hans-Peter Muller (1263) defeated Nathanael Young (1589); Jim Sarney (381) defeated Gail Young (904). Also very impressive was the performance of Henry Slater-Jones (1330) - despite needing two half-point byes on the first day, Henry was undefeated and finished his tournament with a draw against Jonas Muller (2066) which is, to my knowledge, the first time Henry has scored against a 2000 player.

Thanks to Gail for organising the event, Mark Stokes for sourcing the venue and for providing drinks and snacks, as well as to everyone who helped with setting up and putting away. See you all next time!

StokesyRedcliff
16-03-2015, 09:32 AM
And we all thank you Michael for your friendly yet professional approach as Arbiter. You were correct in your observation about the games in general: many were hard fought! I would of course like to thank Moulthun for playing and doubling my money and for his kindness in sponsoring 2 50 Moves magazines to the best scorers in the Unrated section: Aaron Stringfellow and Jordan Vico were the lucky winners. Gene worked very hard in his games and deserved second prize on the grounds of tenacity alone. Tom Maguire took out outright 3rd place, and his endgame technique against Jonas Muller when left with a Bishop and three pawns against Rook and three pawns saved him half a point. Henry Slater-Jones draw with Jonas Muller in round 6 was another top effort by the lower rated player as was Bruce Harris' win over Mark Stokes in Round 4. Michael Cashman also impressed everyone with his good chess, scoring 4 wins and 2 losses, but his two losses were close encounters to the top two seeds, Moulthun Ly and Gene Nakauchi. A big thank-you also to Gail Young from the QWCL who put up the prize fund. Everyone is now looking forward to the next chess tournament at Rothwell, the 50th birthday Peninsula Open with big prizes and low entry fees on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. See you there!

Joshua Morris
18-03-2015, 06:52 PM
did jason withdraw?

HenryS-J
18-03-2015, 07:13 PM
Yes he did

Solo
18-03-2015, 08:07 PM
Not true. Jason played in the tournament knowing he could only play in the Saturday rounds, and the 2 half and full point byes on Sunday were planned. He played for his school on Sunday. This is very commendable, and is much better than a withdrawal.:) Very well done on your result Henry!:)

HenryS-J
18-03-2015, 08:59 PM
Thank you Steven! That means a lot to me hearing that from you :)

Tony Dowden
19-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Thanks again Michael for running the event. One of my best tournaments ever!! :)
Hey Henry, Yes, I noticed you did really well! Well done! :clap:

Michael_D'Arcy
19-03-2015, 05:24 PM
did jason withdraw?

As Stephen has said, Jason knew he was representing his school on Sunday, so requested half point byes for round 4 and 5. The original plan was that he would make it back for the final round, but late in the day it was realised that a later than expected (or hoped) finish in Brisbane would leave insufficient time to travel to Redcliffe, hence the zero point bye for round six.