View Full Version : NSW Interuniversity Rapid Sunday 26th April 2015 at UTS

David Webster
10-04-2015, 02:59 PM
Details below - if you want to play, please sign up here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SMXXGEN7ymz0O_z280dSvUXgKH_D9k0tIhrQh9TXIEI/edit#gid=0
and contact your uni exec (let me know if you need their contact details or if your uni isn't listed):

UTS: Soliman Samir Soliman
USYD: Julian Kuan
Macquarie: Justin Dingley
Newcastle: Nicholas Watson
UWS: Alison Lim
UNSW: Shavin Wijeyaratne
ACU: Bernard Chau

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410510432460608/

Venue: University of Technology Sydney, a short walk from Central Station. Main Tournament CB07.03.10B/G. Individual Tournament CB07.03.10D. (Building 7 Level 3. Corner of Thomas and Jones St, Ultimo or Broadway 2007)

Date: Sunday 26th April

Start time: Registration from 9:30am, with the teams set and the draw made at 10:20am for a 10:30am start.

Entry fee: $10 cash per player - pizza lunch will be provided.

Format: Teams of 6 players from the participating universities. If there are 6 teams, the tournament will be a 5 round round-robin, if there are 7 or 8 it will be a 7 round round-robin with a reduced time control, if there are 9 or more teams it will be a 5 round Swiss.

Eligibility: Players should generally be a member of, or join, their university club. Staff, students and alumni welcome.

Time Control: 20 minutes + 10 seconds per move (subject to vary for scheduling reasons if there are 7 or 8 teams).

Prizes: Trophies for the top 3 universities and medallions for best performers in the individual tournament or in case of no individual tournament then best 3 players of the whole tournament.

David Webster
12-04-2015, 07:24 PM
47 players so far plus however many USYD will bring. Looks like a strong and competitive tournament with Yi Liu and Pasan Perera leading Macquarie, Hafiz Shafruddin (~2100) and Joseph Nguyen for UNSW, Charles Zworestine and Trent Parker playing for UWS, while USYD always has a strong team.

Still two weeks to go, hoping for enough teams to run a decent 5 round Swiss tournament (some unis will have multiple six player teams).

David Webster
17-04-2015, 10:39 AM
58 players so far, still expecting a lot more USYD players. Raymond Song will be playing for UNSW, which looks like a very strong team. Still plenty of time to sign up either by contacting one of the people listed above or myself.

17-04-2015, 06:51 PM
Great to see so many playing, and Raymond back in OTB chess in Sydney after his Chinese adventure.

David Webster
27-04-2015, 11:06 AM
While a couple of the top players couldn't make it in the end, it was still a very competitive and very close tournament!

There were five teams in the top division. Round 1 saw both games finish in 3-3 draws, with University of Western Sydney (UWS) surprising University of Sydney (USYD) on the top three boards, with Charles Zworestine and Danny Pigram holding Gareth Charles and Julian Kuan to draws, while I (filling in for Clive Ng, who was running late) lost to Sarwat Rewais after missing a clever back rank trick in time pressure. USYD won boards 4 and 5, while UWS won on Board 6. In the other match, Macquarie won the top boards, with Jack Rodgers and Pasan Perera beating Hafiz Shafruddin and Joseprh Nguyen, but University of NSW (UNSW) won on boards 3 and 6 to draw the match.

In Round 2, Macquarie beat UWS 3.5-2.5, despite Charles Zworestine beating Jack Rodgers on the top boards. USYD were heavily favoured on every board against University of Technology Sydney (UTS), but Adam Chan managed to draw a tricky rook endgame with Clive Ng to prevent a clean sweep. The 5.5-0.5 win put USYD in the lead.

After a break for pizza lunch, round 3 saw UWS pull off an upset win over UNSW, despite being outrated on every board. The top three boards were all won by UWS, with Charles Zworestine beating Hafiz Shafruddin, Danny Pigram beating Joseph Nguyen and Sarwat Rewais winning against Nicholas Brown. UNSW recovered on the lower boards, but the 4-2 margin was the biggest between any of the top four teams. In the other match, UTS scored 1.5 points against Macquarie, with Daniel Sleiman winning on Board 5 against Jaimini Ramanthan and Adam Chan scoring his second upset draw in a row, this time against Paul Russell.

In Round 4, UNSW recovered from their previous round loss to beat UTS 6-0, putting them back into contention. Macquarie, with a bye in the last round, needed a big win over USYD to gain a sufficient margin to hold off the chasing teams. Justin Dingley (over Jordan Fotaras) and Paul Russell (against Clive Ng) both scored upset wins, but Jaimini Ramanthan lost to Anthony Lo. The Board 1 game saw Jack Rodgers with R+N+2P vs R+N against Gareth Charles, but with a tricky job to convert. Gareth won one of the pawns and eventually, with both players in time pressure, Jack blundered the exchange. Gareth then spent a while trying to win with R vs N, but gave up after 17 moves, fortunately for the tournament schedule, given the game was already very long before getting to R vs N. The final margin result was Macquarie 3.5-2.5 USYD.

This left a very exciting last round with any of four teams able to win:
1st Macquarie (14.5, but with a bye)
=2nd USYD, UNSW (11, and playing each other)
4th UWS (9.5)
5th UTS (2)

Macquarie would win on tie-break if they were equal with any team, as they had won all their matches except for a draw, while all other teams had lost at least one. So they had to wait nervously and hope that the USYD vs UNSW game was not decided by a margin of 4-2 or greater, and that UWS didn't beat UTS 5.5-0.5 or better.

UWS quickly went to a 4-0 lead against UTS, but the two boards remaining were the two where UTS had scored their points. Meanwhile, all six games were still going on in UNSW vs USYD. Eventually, Erik Ostman put UNSW 1-0 up by winning on Board 6, then on Board 5 Adrian Miranda took advantage of a blunder by Anthony Lo after blundering himself to make the score 2-0. Eric Shi then won on Board 4 for USYD to bring it back to 2-1, while UWS were now 5-0 up. Joseph Nguyen ended USYD's hopes of winning the tournament by winning against Julian Kuan, before Gareth Charles and Clive Ng won to make it 3-3, the result leaving both teams in equal 3rd. The final, decisive, game in the other match was Sarwat Rewais (UWS) against Adam Chan (UTS), who had already drawn with Clive Ng and Paul Russell. Sarwat eventually got the better of Adam to win the tournament for UWS by a single point, with only 1.5 points separating the top four teams.

1st University of Western Sydney 15.5/24
2nd Macquarie University 14.5/24
=3rd Sydney University 14/24 (3rd on tie-break)
=3rd University of NSW 14/24 (4th on tie-break)
5th University of Technology Sydney 2/24

The second division was also very close, with UNSW B winning by half a point ahead of UWS B.

This is the first time that USYD and UNSW have not taken the top two places in one of these tournaments.

I'll post the crosstables later.

27-04-2015, 01:48 PM
Great performance by my local Uni UWS with Charles Z. by the sound of it having a great tournament!
Exciting wrap by Webby too! Thanks!

David Webster
27-04-2015, 02:02 PM
Great performance by my local Uni UWS with Charles Z. by the sound of it having a great tournament!
Exciting wrap by Webby too! Thanks!

Yes, Charles was the second-lowest rated Board 1, but was the highest scorer on that board with 3.5/4. The winners, UWS, were outrated on every board in 3 of their 4 matches (except for Board 3 against Macquarie) so it was a particularly impressive performance.

David Webster
27-04-2015, 02:13 PM
Individual Crosstable - Division A:

No Name Loc Club Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Alejandrino, Fernan 1370 University of Western Sydney 4 23:W 18:W 7:W 0: 28:W
2 Shi, Eric 1932 University of Sydney 3.5 19:W 29:W 0: 13:D 10:W
3 Zworestine, Charles 2035 University of Western Sydney 3.5 6:D 12:W 22:W 0: 27:W
4 Miranda, Adrian 1743 University of NSW 3.5 21:D 0: 26:W 25:W 9:W
5 Perera, Pasan 2047 Macquarie 3.5 16:W 11:W 30:W 15:D 0:
6 Charles, Gareth 2114 University of Sydney 3 3:D 27:W 0: 12:D 22:W
7 Ostman, Erik 1524 University of NSW 3 18:W 0: 1:L 28:W 23:W
8 Rewais, Sarwat 1806 University of Western Sydney 3 31:W 14:L 17:W 0: 24:W
9 Lo, Anthony 1749 University of Sydney 3 26:W 25:W 0: 21:W 4:L
10 Wijeyaratne, Shavin 1977 University of NSW 2.5 13:D 0: 19:W 29:W 2:L
11 Pigram, Danny 1830 University of Western Sydney 2.5 15:D 5:L 16:W 0: 30:W
12 Rodgers, Jack 2120 Macquarie 2.5 22:W 3:L 27:W 6:D 0:
13 Crossman, Tom 1882 Macquarie 2.5 10:D 19:D 29:W 2:D 0:
14 Russell, Paul 1752 Macquarie 2.5 17:L 8:W 24:D 20:W 0:
15 Kuan, Julian 2042 University of Sydney 2 11:D 30:W 0: 5:D 16:L
16 Nguyen, Joseph 2054 University of NSW 2 5:L 0: 11:L 30:W 15:W
17 Brown, Nicholas 1831 University of NSW 2 14:W 0: 8:L 24:W 20:L
18 Dingley, Justin 1559 Macquarie 2 7:L 1:L 28:W 23:W 0:
19 Parker, Trent 1711 University of Western Sydney 1.5 2:L 13:D 10:L 0: 29:W
20 Ng, Clive 1981 University of Sydney 1.5 0: 24:D 0: 14:L 17:W
21 Ramanthan, Jaimini 1800 Macquarie 1.5 4:D 26:W 25:L 9:L 0:
22 Shafruddin, Hafiz 2096 University of NSW 1 12:L 0: 3:L 27:W 6:L
23 Fotaras, Jordan 1562 University of Sydney 1 1:L 28:W 0: 18:L 7:L
24 Chan, Adam UTS 1 0: 20:D 14:D 17:L 8:L
25 Sleiman, Daniel UTS 1 0: 9:L 21:W 4:L 26:L
26 Morgan, George University of Western Sydney 1 9:L 21:L 4:L 0: 25:W
27 Habeeb, Raif UTS 0 0: 6:L 12:L 22:L 3:L
28 Hanna, Paulos UTS 0 0: 23:L 18:L 7:L 1:L
29 Saunders, Stewart UTS 0 0: 2:L 13:L 10:L 19:L
30 Soliman, Soliman 1398 UTS 0 0: 15:L 5:L 16:L 11:L
31 Webster, David 1983 0 8:L 0: 0: 0: 0:

David Webster
27-04-2015, 02:19 PM
Crosstable Division A:

No Name Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
1 University of Western Sydney, 15.5 * 2.5 3.0 4.0 6.0
2 Macquarie University, 14.5 3.5 * 3.5 3.0 4.5
3 University of Sydney, 14.0 3.0 2.5 * 3.0 5.5
4 University of NSW, 14.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 * 6.0
5 University of Technology Sydney, 2.0 0.0 1.5 .5 0.0 *

Crosstable Division B:

No Name Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
1 UNSW, 12.5 * 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5
2 UWS, 12.0 1.0 * 3.0 4.0 4.0
3 Macquarie, 6.0 1.0 1.0 * 2.0 2.0
4 UNSW/UWS, 6.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 * 3.0
5 Combined, 3.5 .5 0.0 2.0 1.0 *

David Webster
27-04-2015, 02:22 PM
Top Board Scorers

Division A:
Board 1: Charles Zworestine (UWS) 3.5/4
Board 2: Pasan Perera (Macquarie) 3.5/4
Board 3: Sarwat Rewais (UWS) 3/4
Board 4: Eric Shi (USYD) 3.5/4
Board 5: Adrian Toshar Miranda (UNSW) 3.5/4
Board 6: Fernan Alejandrino (UWS) 4/4

Division B:
Board 1: Niki Banerjee (Macquarie) - 4/4
Board 2: Alex Tong (UNSW) - 4/4
Board 3: Alison Lim (UWS) - 4/4
Board 4: Lawrence Han (UNSW) - 4/4

David Webster
27-04-2015, 02:42 PM
Thank you to Justin Dingley for these photos - hoping to get one of the pictures taken of the winning UWS team soon:

The 2nd placed Macquarie University team (From left to right - Jack Rodgers, Pasan Perera, Paul Russell, Justin Dingley, Tom Crossman, Jaimini Ramanthan, plus Charles Z not part of team photobombing):

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Me, probably doing the onerous task of manually entering the individual board pairings!:

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27-04-2015, 02:46 PM
Why is Justin holding the cup when they didn't win?
Nice pics though, JD.

David Webster
27-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Why is Justin holding the cup when they didn't win?
Nice pics though, JD.

It's the silver cup for 2nd place!