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David Webster
27-04-2015, 11:51 AM
NSW Open

The NSW Chess Association has great pleasure in inviting entries to the NSW Open, the premier weekender in NSW and a Class 5 Grand Prix event. There are outstanding prizes on offer, with the Minor boasting the richest prize pool for U1600s in Australia. We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue: The Chatswood Club, 11 Help St Chatswood, NSW
(3 minute walk from Chatswood Station, limited parking available at 12 Mackintosh St)

When: Saturday 6th June, Sunday 7th June and Monday 8th June 2015.

Time Limit: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.

SCHEDULE
Saturday
Registration 11-11:30 am
Round 1 12 pm
Round 2 4:30 pm
Sunday
Round 3 9:30 am
Round 4 2:00 pm
Round 5 6:30 pm
Monday
Round 6 9:45 am
Round 7 2:15 pm
Presentation 6:30 pm

Open Prizes
1st $1400, 2nd $1000, 3rd $600, 4th $500, 5th $300, 6th $200, 7th $100.
U2000-1800 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100
U1800 1st $250, 2nd $125 3rd $100

Minor (U1600) Prizes
1st $1000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $300, 5th $200, 6th $150, 7th $100
U1400-1200 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100
U1200 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100

All prizes (total $8750) are guaranteed.

Open entry fees if registered by 4 June:
Adult: $95, Junior [U18]: $87, Aged pensioner: $77

Open entry fees if registered after 4 June:
Adult: $120, Junior [U18]: $115, Aged pensioner: $95

Minor entry fees if registered by 4 June:
Adult: $85, Junior [U18]: $78, Aged pensioner: $67

Minor entry fees if registered after 4 June:
Adult: $110, Junior [U18]: $100, Aged pensioner: $85


• You need to register and pay by 4 June to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Entries on the day of the tournament will incur a $10 additional late fee and will be included in the round 1 draw at the arbiter’s discretion.
• Full-time students under 25 can enter at the junior rate. Student ID card must be produced on the day of the tournament otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.
• For aged pensioner discount, Centrelink Aged Pension card must be produced on the day of the tournament otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.
• Exemption from entry fees: FIDE titleholders – GM, IM, WGM, WIM. Entry must be received by the early entry cut off date or full entry fees must be paid.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes, including 1st-7th prizes in the Minor.
• The Open Division will be FIDE-rated. Players not normally resident in Australia must have a FIDE ID number to enter the tournament. This can be obtained from their national federation.
• Forfeit time: Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
• All NSW resident players must be full members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• By entering the event players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.
• For further information contact David Webster by telephone on 0401 976 378, e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the tournament website: nswopen.nswca.org.au

David Webster
27-04-2015, 11:54 AM
You can now enter online at nswopen.nswca.org.au

The venue is very convenient, very close to Chatswood Station and shops - it will be much nicer than having to walk to Parramatta station from the RSL club at night. The venue can provide 50 parking places as well. The venue is quite spacious, lots of space/smaller rooms for analysis etc.

Hope to see you there.

David Webster
30-04-2015, 09:08 AM
Facebook event is here - www.facebook.com/events/457303387779746

First entry was Sarwat Rewais in the Open.

Adamski
01-05-2015, 01:40 PM
I have entered the Minor. Great prize money on offer for us Under 1600 ACF'ers.

David Webster
20-05-2015, 03:07 PM
Entries gradually coming in, there's always a rush in the last couple of weeks.

Three IMs so far - Anton Smirnov, Gary Lane and Igor Bjelobrk.

David Webster
03-06-2015, 12:56 PM
72 entries so far (36 open, 36 minor), including 6 IMs. Remember to enter and pay by tomorrow if you want the early entry fee.

Bill Gletsos
04-06-2015, 01:09 PM
96 entries so far (47 Open, 49 Minor).
Open currently has 1GM & 7IM's.

Remember to pay today if you want the early fee.

David Webster
04-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Entry list is here - http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/entries.php

All the NSW-based active GMs and IMs have entered (except for one IM who in the last three years has played only in round-robin norm tournaments).

David Webster
04-06-2015, 03:01 PM
GM Hrant Melkumyan (2641) has entered.

Vlad
04-06-2015, 07:45 PM
Other than the IM who only plays in round-robins (presumable it is me:)), I can think about 1 GM and 3 IMs who have retired from chess but live in Sydney.

Well, I guess you covered that by saying active.

Actually, I won the Ryde weekender in 2013, that was less than 2 years ago...

David Webster
05-06-2015, 10:27 AM
Early entries were 103 (51 Open, 52 Minor).

This is exactly the same number as the early entries last year, although then it was 57 Open, 46 Minor. I suspect we've lost a few players who will only play either this or the Zonal - in particular we seem to be missing some Canberra regulars.



Actually, I won the Ryde weekender in 2013, that was less than 2 years ago...

I forgot that, I only had a quick way of checking FIDE-rated tournaments.

Kuan
06-06-2015, 03:04 PM
The tournaments have begun with a grand total of 110 players (52 in the Open and 58 in the Minor). GM Hrant Melkumyan is top seed in the open followed by GM Zhao, while Jonathan Adams heads the U1600 field. The top six boards are broadcast live here:

http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/live/livegames.php

Alana
06-06-2015, 04:06 PM
Pairings for both tournaments can be found on chess-results.com - there are quick links here: Open (http://chess-results.com/tnr176293.aspx?lan=1) and Minor (http://chess-results.com/tnr176401.aspx?lan=1). Pairings are also posted on the NSW Open page of the NSWCA website here (http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/results.php).

Vlad
06-06-2015, 06:49 PM
In Australia the issue of cheating is not as big in comparison with Europe. Even when games are broadcast, they are subject to constant stops and freezes. That makes life of cheaters naturally hard. :D

David Webster
07-06-2015, 08:16 AM
Ten players have won their first two games at the NSW Open - results are here - http://chess-results.com/tnr176293.aspx?lan=1 and here - http://chess-results.com/tnr176401.aspx?lan=1

The top games will be live at http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/live/livegames.php from 9:30am, 2pm and 6:30pm.

This morning we have:

Board 1 - The battle of last year's winners, IM and Oceania Zonal Champion Igor Bjelobrk vs Armenian GM and top seed Hrant Melkumyan.

Board 2 - Australia's number one player, GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, vs experienced IM Gary Lane

Board 3 - American Pieter Bierkens vs Australian Champion IM Max Illingworth, a rematch from last year where Bierkens beat Illingworth in a big upset.

Board 4 - IM Anton Smirnov vs Blair Mandla - the two have fought plenty of tough battles in the past as club-mates at North Sydney.

Board 5 - St George player Kevin O'Chee vs Norths player Bruce Murray.

Board 6 - Canberra player Glenn Ingham vs Anthony Fikh, a rapidly improving junior who had an upset draw with me in Round 1!

Alana
07-06-2015, 03:44 PM
After 3 rounds of the NSW Open IM Max Illingworth, Anton Smirnov and Gary Lane are the only players on a perfect 3/3, with another 5 players closely following them. The stunning result of the third round was Gary Lane winning against Zong-Yuan Zhao where a complicated position saw the two players low on time battling for a long time, until finally Zhao spent too long thinking about a move and lost on time. A number of players are performing above their rating including ACT player Glenn Ingham, who is in the pack of players on 2.5. There are some interesting pairings this round, though us arbiters are all hoping that they will not be too long so we can get round 5 started and get out of here and home before midnight!

In the Minor a number of upsets have resulted in 5 players on 3/3, with the 8th seed in the tournament being the highest player that has survived. With a tournament that has a number of underrated juniors and strong adults, anything could happen!

Round 4 is well underway, and the top six boards are all live and can be seen at http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/live/livegames.php. Previous results can be found on chess-results.com or on the NSW page of the NSWCA website.

Alana
07-06-2015, 03:49 PM
In Australia the issue of cheating is not as big in comparison with Europe. Even when games are broadcast, they are subject to constant stops and freezes. That makes life of cheaters naturally hard. :D

:lol: Yes, with the Internet at the venue beening very sporadic (and people tripping over and kicking out cables), a constant connection is a bit difficult for us to come by.

Adamski
09-06-2015, 08:32 AM
Congratulations to the co-winners of the Open, IMs Anton and Max! Also congrats to Rooty Hill player Parunithan Ranganathan from Sri Lanka who won the U1600.

David Webster
09-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Open Crosstable:




Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | BucT BucM S-B
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1 Smirnov, Anton 2428 NSW 6.0 | +W31 +B14 +W16 +B2 -W8 +B9 +W4 | 31.5 22.5 26.50
2 Illingworth, Max 2506 NSW 6.0 | +B24 +W17 +B26 -W1 +B25 +W12 +B13 | 29.5 20.0 23.50
3 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 2548 NSW 5.5 | +W10 +B9 -W5 +B7 =W4 +B14 +W16 | 32.0 23.0 24.50
4 Melkumyan, Hrant 2641 OS 5.0 | +B32 +W21 =B6 +W18 =B3 +W8 -B1 | 32.5 23.5 21.25
5 Lane, Gary W 2365 NSW 5.0 | +B20 +W25 +B3 -W6 -B13 +W15 +B17 | 30.5 21.5 21.00
6 Bjelobrk, Igor 2369 NSW 5.0 | +W28 +B7 =W4 +B5 =BYE =W13 =B8 | 28.0 23.0 25.75
7 Xuan, Thomas 1961 NSW 5.0 | +B43 -W6 +B20 -W3 +B31 +W32 +B18 | 27.0 19.0 16.50
8 Jones, Richard S 2398 OS 5.0 | +B19 +W42 =BYE +W15 +B1 -B4 =W6 | 26.5 20.5 23.50
9 Huynh, Arthur 2030 NSW 4.5 | +B38 -W3 +B32 +W33 +B26 -W1 =B10 | 28.0 19.5 14.25
10 Press, Harry 1881 ACT 4.5 | -B3 -W38 +B29 +W22 +B33 +W21 =W9 | 26.5 18.5 16.25
11 Ng, Clive 1989 NSW 4.5 | -B33 +W30 +B36 =W24 -B15 +W19 +B26 | 24.5 17.5 15.75
12 Murray, Bruce D 2091 NSW 4.5 | +B40 =W15 =B18 +W42 =BYE -B2 +W24 | 22.5 16.5 17.00
13 Chen, Pengyu 2207 NSW 4.5 | =BYE +W33 =BYE +B34 +W5 =B6 -W2 | 22.0 16.0 21.00
14 Kempen, Leon 1978 VIC 4.0 | +B29 -W1 =B19 +B40 +W24 -W3 =B15 | 29.0 20.5 13.50
15 Ingham, Glenn 1677 ACT 4.0 | +W47 =B12 +W46 -B8 +W11 -B5 =W14 | 28.0 21.0 13.75
16 Mandla, Blair 2088 NSW 4.0 | +W30 +B35 -B1 -W25 +B36 +W37 -B3 | 27.5 18.5 12.50
17 Muller, Henning 1968 NSW 4.0 | +W27 -B2 =W39 +B46 =B18 +W25 -W5 | 26.5 18.5 12.25
18 O'Chee, Kevin 2067 NSW 4.0 | +W45 +B51 =W12 -B4 =W17 +B35 -W7 | 25.5 19.0 11.25
19 Ball, Christopher 1841 NSW 4.0 | -W8 +B48 =W14 =B31 +W34 -B11 +W35 | 24.0 17.5 11.00
20 Jain, Kamal 1772 NSW 4.0 | -W5 +B22 -W7 +B51 -W35 +B41 +W34 | 23.0 16.5 10.00
21 Mallari, Donato 2005 NSW 4.0 | +W44 -B4 =W31 =B39 +W41 -B10 +W32 | 22.5 15.5 10.25
22 Talam, Lito 0 NSW 4.0 | -B25 -W20 +BYE -B10 +W44 +W40 +B37 | 22.0 15.5 10.00
23 Webster, David 1980 NSW 4.0 | =W46 =BYE -B24 =W38 =B40 +W45 +B31 | 16.0 12.5 12.50
24 Silver, Dmitri 1851 NSW 3.5 | -W2 +B27 +W23 =B11 -B14 +W36 -B12 | 29.5 20.5 12.75
25 Willathgamuwa, Kevin 1891 NSW 3.5 | +W22 -B5 +W41 +B16 -W2 -B17 =W28 | 28.0 20.0 11.25
26 Bierkens, Pieter 2136 OS 3.5 | +W39 +B34 -W2 =B37 -W9 +B42 -W11 | 26.0 17.5 9.50
27 Wong, Shyun Fwu Aldr 1610 AUS 3.5 | -B17 -W24 =W28 =B29 +W48 =B39 +B49 | 20.5 15.0 8.25
28 Glissan, Paul 1795 NSW 3.5 | -B6 -W43 =B27 +W52 =B45 +W38 =B25 | 20.5 14.5 8.25
29 Li, Raymond 1613 NSW 3.5 | -W14 -B31 -W10 =W27 +B52 +B50 +W39 | 20.0 14.5 6.75
30 Antoniazzi, Francesc 1724 VIC 3.5 | -B16 -B11 +W48 -W32 =BYE +B51 +W42 | 17.0 12.5 8.00
31 Bolens, Johny 1849 NSW 3.0 | -B1 +W29 =B21 =W19 -W7 +B46 -W23 | 28.5 20.5 9.50
32 Redgrave, John 1882 NSW 3.0 | -W4 +B44 -W9 +B30 +W39 -B7 -B21 | 27.0 19.5 8.50
33 Chen, Marcus Meng Bo 1633 OS 3.0 | +W11 -B13 +W35 -B9 -W10 -B34 +W52 | 25.0 19.5 8.50
34 Rewais, Sarwat 1915 NSW 3.0 | +B41 -W26 +B38 -W13 -B19 +W33 -B20 | 23.5 17.0 7.50
35 Kordahi, Nicholas 1909 NSW 3.0 | +B50 -W16 -B33 +W43 +B20 -W18 -B19 | 23.0 17.5 8.00
36 Chua, Joe 1858 NSW 3.0 | =BYE =B37 -W11 +B44 -W16 -B24 +W46 | 19.5 15.0 9.50
37 Jarek, Katherine 1890 NSW 3.0 | =B49 =W36 +B43 =W26 =BYE -B16 -W22 | 18.5 14.5 10.75
38 Brockman, Roland 1666 VIC 2.5 | -W9 +B10 -W34 =B23 =W47 -B28 =W41 | 24.5 18.0 9.00
39 Hathiramani, Dillon 1762 ACT 2.5 | -B26 +W50 =B17 =W21 -B32 =W27 -B29 | 23.0 17.5 7.25
40 O'Donoghue, Malachi 1734 NSW 2.5 | -W12 =B47 +B52 -W14 =W23 -B22 =W44 | 22.5 17.0 5.75
41 Silver, Grisha 1268 NSW 2.5 | -W34 +BYE -B25 +W49 -B21 -W20 =B38 | 21.5 15.5 5.75
42 Abbott, Peter 1913 NSW 2.5 | +W48 -B8 +W51 -B12 =BYE -W26 -B30 | 19.5 14.5 6.50
43 Marsh, David 1582 NSW 2.5 | -W7 +B28 -W37 -B35 =BYE =W49 =B45 | 19.0 14.0 8.25
44 Chen, Alvin Yi Jing 1636 OS 2.5 | -B21 -W32 +B50 -W36 -B22 +W48 =B40 | 19.0 13.5 4.25
45 Baterowicz, Mark 1675 NSW 2.5 | -B18 =W52 =BYE =B47 =W28 -B23 =W43 | 18.0 14.0 8.00
46 Fikh, Anthony 1623 NSW 2.0 | =B23 +W49 -B15 -W17 =BYE -W31 -B36 | 20.0 16.0 7.00
47 Raykhman, Oleg (W) 2084 NSW 2.0 | -B15 =W40 =B49 =W45 =B38 -- -- | 20.0 14.0 4.75
48 Gong, Michael 0 NSW 2.0 | -B42 -W19 -B30 +W50 -B27 -B44 +BYE | 18.5 13.5 2.50
49 Tsai, Ryan 1740 OS 2.0 | =W37 -B46 =W47 -B41 =W51 =B43 -W27 | 17.5 12.5 5.00
50 Nguyen, Tan Thanh 0 NSW 2.0 | -W35 -B39 -W44 -B48 +BYE -W29 +B51 | 15.5 11.0 2.50
51 Weber, Kent 1487 NSW 1.5 | +B52 -W18 -B42 -W20 =B49 -W30 -W50 | 18.5 13.5 2.00
52 Hagist, Fred M 1934 NSW 1.5 | -W51 =B45 -W40 -B28 -W29 +BYE -B33 | 17.5 13.0 2.25

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David Webster
09-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Minor Crosstable:


Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | BucT BucM S-B
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1 Ranganathan, Parunit 1502 OS 6.0 | +W46 +B44 -W2 +B7 +W33 +W5 +B10 | 27.5 20.0 22.00
2 Winkelman, Albert 1217 ACT 5.5 | +W38 +W20 +B1 +W14 +B5 -W10 =B3 | 33.0 24.0 25.25
3 Pearce, Tim 1534 ACT 5.5 | +W34 -B5 +W42 +B22 +W11 +B15 =W2 | 29.0 21.0 21.25
4 Shen, Fiona 1452 NSW 5.5 | -B25 +W51 +B44 +W26 =BYE +W13 +B11 | 20.5 16.0 21.50
5 Watson, Luke 947 NSW 5.0 | +B57 +W3 +W16 +B9 -W2 -B1 +W19 | 33.5 24.5 22.00
6 Morgan, George 0 NSW 5.0 | +W36 +W17 -B13 +B30 +W16 =W8 =B12 | 29.0 21.0 19.75
7 Tatam, Mark 1220 NSW 5.0 | -B12 +W52 +B20 -W1 +B21 +W39 +B18 | 27.5 19.5 17.00
8 Tan, Philip 1443 NSW 5.0 | +W53 +B18 +W33 =B11 =W15 =B6 =W9 | 27.0 20.5 17.50
9 Mearns, David 1516 NSW 5.0 | +B55 +W48 +B35 -W5 =B25 +W17 =B8 | 25.5 18.5 16.25
10 Johnston, Thomas 1466 ACT 5.0 | +W49 -B33 +W34 +B37 +W19 +B2 -W1 | 25.5 18.0 17.00
11 Tracey, Michael J 1425 NSW 4.5 | +B28 +W26 +B12 =W8 -B3 +W25 -W4 | 31.0 22.0 17.50
12 Keinan, Shay 1585 ACT 4.5 | +W7 +B39 -W11 -B19 +W22 +B33 =W6 | 28.0 20.5 17.00
13 Ibrahim, Victor 1589 NSW 4.5 | =B45 +W50 +W6 -B15 +W14 -B4 +B32 | 27.5 20.0 16.25
14 Greenwood, Norman 1480 NSW 4.5 | =B27 +W45 +W24 -B2 -B13 +W43 +B28 | 26.0 18.0 14.25
15 Lane, Ryan 1305 NSW 4.5 | =BYE +W43 +B21 +W13 =B8 -W3 =B17 | 25.5 20.0 19.00
16 Marsh, Luke 1500 NSW 4.5 | +B54 +W29 -B5 +W39 -B6 =W28 +B25 | 24.5 18.5 12.75
17 Shaw, Ralph 1382 NSW 4.0 | +W52 -B6 +W18 +B23 =W41 -B9 =W15 | 28.5 21.5 14.25
18 Bayaca, Sterling 0 NSW 4.0 | +W19 -W8 -B17 +B42 +W23 +B30 -W7 | 28.0 20.5 14.00
19 Sood, Rishik 1339 NSW 4.0 | -B18 +W54 +B29 +W12 -B10 +W35 -B5 | 26.0 20.0 12.00
20 Hu, Bob 1550 NSW 4.0 | +W42 -B2 -W7 -B27 +B49 +W34 +W36 | 24.0 17.0 10.00
21 Nabulsi, Derek 1546 NSW 4.0 | +B51 =W25 -W15 =B43 -W7 +B27 +W33 | 23.5 16.5 11.00
22 Wu, Yifu 1329 NSW 4.0 | -B26 +W49 +B40 -W3 -B12 +B48 +W38 | 23.0 16.0 9.50
23 Jeffreys, Roger W 1504 NSW 4.0 | =B50 +W27 =B25 -W17 -B18 +W44 +B40 | 22.5 16.5 11.75
24 Adams, Jonathan 1597 NSW 4.0 | +W47 =BYE -B14 -W25 +W37 =B36 +B35 | 19.5 15.0 14.00
25 Ikeda, Marcus 816 NSW 3.5 | +W4 =B21 =W23 +B24 =W9 -B11 -W16 | 31.5 22.0 16.00
26 Dalkin, Maxie 0 NSW 3.5 | +W22 -B11 +W36 -B4 =W30 -B38 +W45 | 26.0 18.0 11.25
27 Sen, Deniz 847 NSW 3.5 | =W14 -B23 =B45 +W20 +B39 -W21 =W31 | 25.5 18.5 12.25
28 Wu, Harry 586 NSW 3.5 | -W11 -B36 +W47 +B31 +W38 =B16 -W14 | 25.5 18.5 11.25
29 Jain, Anshika 557 NSW 3.5 | +W32 -B16 -W19 -B36 +W50 =B42 +W43 | 22.0 15.5 9.25
30 Shen, Kevin 1395 NSW 3.5 | -B48 +W55 +B53 -W6 =B26 -W18 +B42 | 21.5 15.0 8.75
31 Case, Ivan 1480 NSW 3.5 | -W44 -B34 +B46 -W28 +B53 +W37 =B27 | 19.0 14.0 8.25
32 Quek, Bob 1351 NSW 3.5 | -B29 +W46 -B37 +W48 =BYE +B45 -W13 | 17.5 13.0 10.00
33 Pan, Katherine 216 NSW 3.0 | +BYE +W10 -B8 +W35 -B1 -W12 -B21 | 30.5 21.5 11.00
34 Vels, Philip 1131 ACT 3.0 | -B3 +W31 -B10 +W40 -B35 -B20 +W48 | 26.0 18.5 8.50
35 Robeille, John 1403 NSW 3.0 | +W37 +B40 -W9 -B33 +W34 -B19 -W24 | 24.5 17.0 9.00
36 O'Rourke, Kevin 1268 NSW 3.0 | -B6 +W28 -B26 +W29 =BYE =W24 -B20 | 23.5 18.5 12.50
37 Sen, Derin 582 NSW 3.0 | -B35 +B47 +W32 -W10 -B24 -B31 +W51 | 23.5 16.5 8.00
38 Low, Frank 1554 NSW 3.0 | -B2 -B41 +W54 +W53 -B28 +W26 -B22 | 23.0 16.5 6.00
39 Coey, Andrew 1347 QLD 3.0 | +W56 -W12 +B48 -B16 -W27 -B7 +W50 | 22.5 16.5 5.00
40 Jia, Frank 0 NSW 3.0 | +B58 -W35 -W22 -B34 +B54 +W46 -W23 | 19.5 14.5 5.50
41 Chan, Anthony (19(W) 0 NSW 3.0 | =B43 +W38 =BYE =BYE =B17 -- -- | 18.0 13.5 14.25
42 Wilkie, Mary E 1167 NSW 2.5 | -B20 +W56 -B3 -W18 +B52 =W29 -W30 | 23.5 17.0 4.75
43 Farrell, Keith R 1338 NSW 2.5 | =W41 -B15 +W50 =W21 =BYE -B14 -B29 | 22.5 18.0 9.50
44 Archer, Saffron 852 ACT 2.5 | +B31 -W1 -W4 =BYE =BYE -B23 =W47 | 21.5 15.5 10.75
45 Fernandez, Nick 1236 NSW 2.5 | =W13 -B14 =W27 +B49 =BYE -W32 -B26 | 21.0 16.5 9.00
46 Accola, Tom 926 NSW 2.5 | -B1 -B32 -W31 =W56 +BYE -B40 +W52 | 20.5 13.5 4.00
47 Li, Simon 1239 NSW 2.5 | -B24 -W37 -B28 +B51 -W48 +W49 =B44 | 18.5 13.0 4.75
48 Kim, Caleb 578 NSW 2.0 | +W30 -B9 -W39 -B32 +B47 -W22 -B34 | 24.5 17.0 6.00
49 Zhang, Jennifer 819 NSW 2.0 | -B10 -B22 +BYE -W45 -W20 -B47 +B56 | 21.0 15.0 3.00
50 Ginovic, Aleksy 933 NSW 2.0 | =W23 -B13 -B43 =W52 -B29 +W56 -B39 | 20.5 15.0 4.00
51 Tan, Samuel 1165 NSW 2.0 | -W21 -B4 =B52 -W47 =B56 +W53 -B37 | 19.5 13.0 3.00
52 Huey, Toby 574 NSW 2.0 | -B17 -B7 =W51 =B50 -W42 +W54 -B46 | 18.5 12.5 3.00
53 Hathiramani, Athena 638 ACT 1.5 | -B8 +W58 -W30 -B38 -W31 -B51 =B54 | 20.5 14.5 3.00
54 Zhang, Leo (Li Ao) 871 OS 1.5 | -W16 -B19 -B38 +BYE -W40 -B52 =W53 | 19.5 13.5 2.25
55 Leibert, Xander (W) 1014 NSW 1.0 | -W9 -B30 +B56 -- -- -- -- | 20.5 14.5 1.00
56 Agrawal, Yash 0 AUS 1.0 | -B39 -B42 -W55 =B46 =W51 -B50 -W49 | 16.0 11.5 2.00
57 Joseph, Baby (W) 1512 NSW 0.0 | -W5 -- -- -- -- -- -- | 18.5 12.5 0.00
58 Qiang, Vincent (W) 1327 NSW 0.0 | -W40 -B53 -BYE -- -- -- -- | 14.5 10.5 0.00

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David Webster
09-06-2015, 02:14 PM
Prize List Open:

=1st IM Anton Smirnov, IM Max Illingworth ($1200 each)
3rd GM Zong-Yuan Zhao ($600)
=4th GM Hrant Melkumyan, IM Gary Lane, IM Igor Bjelobrk, Thomas Xuan, IM Richard Jones ($220 each)

U2000-U1800
=1st Bruce Murray, Harry Press ($187 each)
=3rd Leon Kempen, David Webster ($50 each)

U1800
=1st Glenn Ingham, Henning Muller, Christopher Ball, Kamal Jain ($119 each)

David Webster
09-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Prize List Minor:
1st Parunithan Ranganathan ($1000)
=2nd Albert Winkleman, Tim Pearce, Fiona Shen ($433 each)
=5th Phillip Tan, David Mearns, Thomas Johnston ($150 each), plus Luke Watson and Mark Tatam (rating cateogry winners)

U1400-1200
1st Mark Tatam ($250)
2nd Ryan Lane ($125)
=3rd Ralph Shaw, Rishik Sood, Yifu Wu ($33 each)

U1200
1st Luke Watson ($250)
=2nd Marcus Ikeda, Harry Wu, Deniz Sen, Anshika Jain ($56 each)

David Webster
09-06-2015, 02:20 PM
Reports from Shaun Press:
http://chessexpress.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/2015-nsw-open.html
http://chessexpress.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/2015-nsw-open-day-1.html
http://chessexpress.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/2015-nsw-open-day-2.html
http://chessexpress.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/2015-nsw-open-day-3.html

David Webster
09-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Board 1-6 games here - http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/NSWOpen2015.pgn

Kevin Bonham
09-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Posts deleted

Off-topic congratulations injoke rubbish removed. Adamski is allowed to congratulate players for events within his own state or players he knows, if he congratulates players he doesn't know who win events outside NSW, then people can jump on him.

Adamski
10-06-2015, 12:24 PM
Posts deleted

Off-topic congratulations injoke rubbish removed. Adamski is allowed to congratulate players for events within his own state or players he knows, if he congratulates players he doesn't know who win events outside NSW, then people can jump on him.

Fair enough.

pax
10-06-2015, 02:07 PM
A strange missing middle here: only two players rated between 2100 and 2300, compared with seven players above 2300. Is that a common occurrence in NSW?

Vlad
10-06-2015, 02:13 PM
That has been a common feature for the Autralian chess, NSW chess in particular. Once players grow noticeably above 2000 there is no chance of getting any prizes. Unless they are juniors and can improve further, these players tend to disappear.

pax
10-06-2015, 03:35 PM
That has been a common feature for the Autralian chess, NSW chess in particular. Once players grow noticeably above 2000 there is no chance of getting any prizes. Unless they are juniors and can improve further, these players tend to disappear.

It's a shame. Maybe we need more u2200 prizes or even u2400 prizes in some of the top end events? The effect in an open like the NSW Open is that there are an alarming number of 300-500 point mismatches on the top boards, even in the final crunch rounds.

Adamski
10-06-2015, 03:44 PM
That has been a common feature for the Autralian chess, NSW chess in particular. Once players grow noticeably above 2000 there is no chance of getting any prizes. Unless they are juniors and can improve further, these players tend to disappear.That is a pity. Having a U2100 category in the NSWCA grade matches might help keep such players active. Allows up to 2149 ACF players to compete. Over 2100's playing include Eli King for St George and Barak Atzmon-Simon for Rooty Hill A. Certainly in my club-mate Barak's case, I don't expect him to fade from the scene.

David Webster
10-06-2015, 07:34 PM
A strange missing middle here: only two players rated between 2100 and 2300, compared with seven players above 2300. Is that a common occurrence in NSW?

Such players make up 2.1% of the ACF rating list so two is exactly the number you would expect by chance anyway given 110 players in the tournament (maybe we should expect more because such players are likely to be more serious about chess). The 2300+ players were IMs who had free entry and are of course at a level where they'll be more serious about chess.

There are quite a few NSW players ACF-rated between 2100 and 2300 who are still active:
Morris - played the tournaments last year
Stephens - family committments prevent him from playing often, but he plays at Norths sometimes
O'Chee - played
Ayvazyan - plays weekenders occasionally
Hu - is playing NSW Championships at the moment, often plays weekenders and rapids
McNamara - inactive
Mandla - played
Berezina, Feldman - entered then withdrew because something came up
Curtis - inactive
King - plays weekenders at St George, playing in the Grade Matches
Mangrobang - not sure
Nguyen - plays on weeknights, also in Grade Matches
Papantoniou - moved to the UK
Plant - only ever plays at St George
Wright - mostly inactive
Bird - mostly inactive
Dwyer - mostly inactive
Tindall - inactive

I doubt the prizemoney is the issue for many of the players on that list - not to mention that it fails to account for why 2000-2100 players played.

Vlad
10-06-2015, 09:18 PM
Out of all mentioned, only former juniors Morris, O'Chee, Hu, Mandla and Nguyen
are reasonably active and a few others play occasionally. (Tomek is another one who stopped playing.)

I guess I agree with you that there is an additional effect in place - not many people get to 2100-2300 to start with. They do not have as good incentive to play as masters and if you apply the same attrition to them as to everybody else - they will be the smallest group.

I remember this kind of discussion come up around 1999-2000 when Gold Coast open was organized and a few overseas GMs came to play. A number of local masters joined them and then there was a drop to around 2000-2100 level.

Agent Smith
14-06-2015, 12:21 PM
[Event "2015 NSW Open"]
[Site "Sydney NSW"]
[Date "2015.06.07"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2476"]
[BlackElo "2432"]
[ECO "C07"]
[Annotator "Critter 1.6a 64-bit"]
[Depth "16"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. Qe2 Ne7 10. e5 Bc7 11. Nb3 Ng6 12. f4 Bb6 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Qxe3 Qb6 15. Ke2 Rc8 16. Bxg6 hxg6 17. Qc5 Rb8 18. Rab1 Bc8 19. Kf3 Ba6 20. Qa3 g5 21. Nc5 Bc8 22. fxg5 Rh4 23. b3 Rb4 24. Nd3 Qd4 25. Rhe1 R4b6 26. g3 Rb5 27. Kg2 g6 28. Re2 R8b7 29. Rd1 Qg4 30. Nf4 Rb4 31. c4 Qxg5 32. Nd3 Qg4 33. Rdd2 R4b6 34. Nf2 Qg5 35. Qc5 Qe7 36. Qe3 Kd8 37. Ne4 Bd7 38. Nd6 Rb8 39. Qf4 Kc7 40. cxd5 exd5 41. Nxf7 Rb4 42. Qf2 c5 43. Nd6 d4 44. h4 Rf8 45. Qe1 Qe6 46. Kg1 Bc6 47. Kh2 g5 48. Rf2 Rbb8 49. Rc2
( 49. Qf1 Rxf2+ 50. Rxf2 gxh4 51. Rf7+ Bd7 52. Qa6 Qh3+ 53. Kg1 Qxg3+ 54. Kf1 Qh3+ )
49. ... Qd5 50. h5
( 50. g4 d3 51. Rcd2 Rxf2+ 52. Rxf2 Rf8 53. Nf5 gxh4 54. Kh3 Re8 55. Kxh4 Rxe5 )
50. ... d3 51. Rcd2 Rxf2+ 52. Rxf2 Rf8 53. Qa5+
( 53. Rf7+ Rxf7 54. Qa5+ Kd7 55. Qxa7+ Bb7 56. Qa4+ Kd8 57. Qa5+ Rc7 58. Nxb7+ Qxb7 )
53. ... Kd7 54. Qxa7+ Ke6 55. Kh3 Rxf2 56. Qh7 Rh2+ 57. Kg4 Qd4+
( 57. ... Qd4+ 58. Kxg5 Qe3+ 59. Kg6 Qxg3+ 60. Kh6 Qf4+ 61. Kg7 Qxe5+ 62. Kf8 Rf2+ 63. Nf5 Rxf5+ )
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