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gbekker
10-05-2015, 05:06 PM
All interested players are invited to apply to participate in the 2016 Australian Women's Masters. The top ten applicants rated over 2000 FIDE will be given a place in the field. Others will be added to the field of Reserve players, and may be invited to the Masters event if places are available. As in the past, appearance fees will be paid to titled and international players, and free billet accommodation will be provided in the home of a local chess player or organiser where possible.

Masters format: 10 player WIM-norm round robin.
Note: The format may be changed to a 6-player double round robin if required for WIM norms.

Venue: Melbourne Chess Club,
66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Dates: Thu 14th January to Fri 22nd January 2016.

Schedule: Games at 2pm daily

Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish, with 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Masters Prizes:
1st - A$900
2nd - A$600
3rd - A$300

Reserves Prizes:
1st - A$300
2nd - A$200
3rd - A$100

Average rating of the Masters players will be approximately 2100 FIDE.
Appearance fees for foreign players:
WGM: A$800
WIM: A$500
WFM: A$200
Appearance fee for local WIMs: A$300
Airfares are not provided.

Please contact IA Gary Bekker, gbekkerchess@gmail.com, or IA Jamie Kenmure, jchess7@gmail.com, to register your interest

MichaelBaron
10-05-2015, 08:55 PM
All interested players are invited to apply to participate in the 2016 Australian Women's Masters. The top ten applicants rated over 2000 FIDE will be given a place in the field. Others will be added to the field of Reserve players, and may be invited to the Masters event if places are available. As in the past, appearance fees will be paid to titled and international players, and free billet accommodation will be provided in the home of a local chess player or organiser where possible.

Masters format: 10 player WIM-norm round robin.
Note: The format may be changed to a 6-player double round robin if required for WIM norms.

Venue: Melbourne Chess Club,
66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Dates: Thu 14th January to Fri 22nd January 2016.

Schedule: Games at 2pm daily

Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish, with 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Masters Prizes:
1st - A$900
2nd - A$600
3rd - A$300

Reserves Prizes:
1st - A$300
2nd - A$200
3rd - A$100

Average rating of the Masters players will be approximately 2100 FIDE.
Appearance fees for foreign players:
WGM: A$800
WIM: A$500
WFM: A$200
Appearance fee for local WIMs: A$300
Airfares are not provided.

Please contact IA Gary Bekker, gbekkerchess@gmail.com, or IA Jamie Kenmure, jchess7@gmail.com, to register your interest

Wow, 300 to local WIMs - :lol: - they can invest it into chess coaching before the tournament

MichaelBaron
11-05-2015, 12:06 AM
And speaking of Australian women's chess - Arianne has done very well in a rapid event in Armenia: http://chess-results.com/tnr172653.aspx?lan=11&art=4&wi=821

Thebes
06-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Seems like an odd decision to only have one Australian in the competition and call it the Australian Masters

Kevin Bonham
06-10-2015, 04:06 PM
Seems like an odd decision to only have one Australian in the competition and call it the Australian Masters

Is the field listed somewhere? If you're referring to what Michael posted in #3, that's not the same tournament.

It sometimes happens that when the AWM field is listed it has very few Australians in it, but then some of the OS players withdraw anyway.

Thebes
06-10-2015, 04:22 PM
Is the field listed somewhere? If you're referring to what Michael posted in #3, that's not the same tournament.

It sometimes happens that when the AWM field is listed it has very few Australians in it, but then some of the OS players withdraw anyway.

WGM Xiaobing Gu has now confirmed her participation in the Australian Women's Masters tournament.

Confirmed players for the 2016 Australian Women's Masters are:
1. RUS 2387 Julia Ryjanova (WGM)
2. LTU 2377 Deimantė Daulytė (WGM)
3. CHN 2286 Xiaobing Gu (WGM)
4. CZE 2226 Kristýna Novosadová
5. POL 2192 Hanna Leks Leks (WIM)
6. AUS 2178 Irina Berezina (WIM)
7. POL 2090 Maria Gościniak (WFM)
8. GER 2061 Anita Stangl (WFM)

WGM players Ticia Gara (HUN), Keti Tsatsalashvili (GEO) and Jilin Zhang (CHN) are also finalizing their visa and airline tickets to play in the tournament.

This was posted on Facebook earlier, apparently two Australian players one a 1900, other a 2030 recent WFM we're both turned down due to there not being room

David Webster
06-10-2015, 05:34 PM
Here's the link to where it was posted:
https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Womens-Masters-253240558184329/timeline/

I am also aware that the players referred to above are keen to play but have not been accepted - presumably the 'Australian' in the tournament name refers only to the location.

lost
07-10-2015, 12:06 AM
The field will be announced when everything is settled. Until then, the organisers are keeping everything amongst themselves until finalised. When we have everything done, the field will be published!

lost

Thebes
07-10-2015, 12:47 AM
The field will be announced when everything is settled. Until then, the organisers are keeping everything amongst themselves until finalised. When we have everything done, the field will be published!

lost

Am I incorrect in saying that the field was already posted on Facebook earlier today?

lost
07-10-2015, 01:28 AM
You are correct, but facebook is a social media site, not direct confirmation from the organisers!

lost

MichaelBaron
25-11-2015, 12:36 PM
This is expected field so far (according to Facebook page for the event :)) https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Womens-Masters-253240558184329/?fref=nf

Kevin Bonham
25-11-2015, 04:01 PM
This is expected field so far (according to Facebook page for the event :)) https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Womens-Masters-253240558184329/?fref=nf

Site is listing Irina Berezina as WIM - she is actually a full IM without the W, albeit from a zonal.

ER
25-11-2015, 09:24 PM
This is expected field so far (according to Facebook page for the event :)) https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Womens-Masters-253240558184329/?fref=nf

looks great! It also has pictures and history from previous events. thanks for sharing Michael!

Ian_Rogers
27-11-2015, 09:44 PM
This was posted on Facebook earlier, apparently two Australian players one a 1900, other a 2030 recent WFM we're both turned down due to there not being room

Actually the situation is much more damning than this - Kristine Quek was offered a firm, unconditional place in the top group of the 2016 Australian Women's Masters by Gary Bekker which was then withdrawn a couple of weeks later with the excuse that an extra foreign player had just received her visa and that the offer had been conditional after all. Extraordinarily shameless and unprofessional.

Ian_Rogers
27-11-2015, 09:50 PM
The original email read

Hi Kristine, I believe that Jamie has contacted you already. The last two international players have had problems getting their visa and airline tickets finalised. This means there is a place in the field for you after all. We would be delighted if you could play in the Australian Women's Masters. Looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne in January.

The later one from Gary Bekker said...

We had WGM Ticia Gara finalise her visa and flights last week and we are obliged to accept her entry. As indicated on 14 Nov, this was a possibility if Ticia got her visa approved, which she has.

[Invites Quek to Reserves]

I'm sorry this has worked out the way it has, as we really would have liked to see you play in the Masters.

Thebes
27-11-2015, 10:01 PM
The original email read

Hi Kristine, I believe that Jamie has contacted you already. The last two international players have had problems getting their visa and airline tickets finalised. This means there is a place in the field for you after all. We would be delighted if you could play in the Australian Women's Masters. Looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne in January.

The later one from Gary Bekker said...

We had WGM Ticia Gara finalise her visa and flights last week and we are obliged to accept her entry. As indicated on 14 Nov, this was a possibility if Ticia got her visa approved, which she has.

[Invites Quek to Reserves]

I'm sorry this has worked out the way it has, as we really would have liked to see you play in the Masters.



Very disappointing but also another person that I mentioned was given the same treatment

MichaelBaron
27-11-2015, 10:09 PM
Great to have all the WGMs but surprised there are 2 under 2100 foreign players in the field, I would think logic of such event would be for the Auzzie players to get experience playing in such an event and gain some title norms (hopefully).

Kevin Bonham
28-11-2015, 12:03 AM
So there is one Australian player who might in theory earn a WGM norm, which would then contribute towards a title that is generally considered of lower value than the full IM that she already holds.

Narelle
28-11-2015, 07:13 AM
It wouldn't just contribute to Irina getting the title. It would actually earn her the title. She has 2 WGM norms already and her highest FIDE rating was over 2300.
I hope she gets her final norm in the tournament.

Kevin Bonham
28-11-2015, 10:21 AM
It wouldn't just contribute to Irina getting the title. It would actually earn her the title. She has 2 WGM norms already and her highest FIDE rating was over 2300.
I hope she gets her final norm in the tournament.

This is rather concerning as I have never been sent a WGM norm for Irina to register and she has no norms registered on the FIDE site. That doesn't matter if the norms are post-mid-2005 but an article here states that one norm was in the 1999 QVB event: http://www.auschess.org.au/columns/various/cguard1.htm

If that is so then that norm is currently an expired norm and cannot be used. The only hope for unregistered pre-2005 norms is that FIDE will one day change their policies and start accepting them again (this nearly happened in 2014 when the vote on this was tied.)

This issue was mentioned in every ACF Newsletter for about nine months and on here (see http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?14242-Registration-Deadline-for-old-Title-Norms-pre-mid-2005-by-mid-2013&highlight=norms)

Thebes
28-11-2015, 12:02 PM
This is rather concerning as I have never been sent a WGM norm for Irina to register and she has no norms registered on the FIDE site. That doesn't matter if the norms are post-mid-2005 but an article here states that one norm was in the 1999 QVB event: http://www.auschess.org.au/columns/various/cguard1.htm

If that is so then that norm is currently an expired norm and cannot be used. The only hope for unregistered pre-2005 norms is that FIDE will one day change their policies and start accepting them again (this nearly happened in 2014 when the vote on this was tied.)

This issue was mentioned in every ACF Newsletter for about nine months and on here (see http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?14242-Registration-Deadline-for-old-Title-Norms-pre-mid-2005-by-mid-2013&highlight=norms)

How can you tell if people have norms from their FIDE profile?

Kevin Bonham
28-11-2015, 12:41 PM
How can you tell if people have norms from their FIDE profile?

I'm not sure you can. The registered norms are shown via the International Titles: Titles: Title Norm dropdown. (eg for WGM norms https://ratings.fide.com/title_norms.phtml?title=WGM&country=) Many post-2005 norms are not registered and do not show as there is no need to register them in advance of claiming. But if a pre-mid-2005 norm is not shown then most likely it wasn't registered in time and has expired. See FIDE handbook https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=174&view=article section 1.55.

Thebes
28-11-2015, 01:51 PM
I'm not sure you can. The registered norms are shown via the International Titles: Titles: Title Norm dropdown. (eg for WGM norms https://ratings.fide.com/title_norms.phtml?title=WGM&country=) Many post-2005 norms are not registered and do not show as there is no need to register them in advance of claiming. But if a pre-mid-2005 norm is not shown then most likely it wasn't registered in time and has expired. See FIDE handbook https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=174&view=article section 1.55.

Why does Max only appear there, didn't Moulthun win a GM norm at the SIO

Narelle
28-11-2015, 02:10 PM
One of Irina's norms was earned in the Australian Masters in Melbourne in 1998 (I'm not 100% sure of the year) and the other was from the 1999 Oceania Zonal (Open Section) on the Gold Coast.

Kevin Bonham
28-11-2015, 04:32 PM
Why does Max only appear there, didn't Moulthun win a GM norm at the SIO

As I already explained:

"Many post-2005 norms are not registered and do not show as there is no need to register them in advance of claiming. "

Adamski
28-11-2015, 10:51 PM
I certainly hope that there ends up being more than one Australian in the field for the Australian Women's Masters. I feel sorry for my clubmate Kristine Quek. It is wrong to invite unconditionally and then uninvite.

MichaelBaron
28-11-2015, 11:47 PM
I certainly hope that there ends up being more than one Australian in the field for the Australian Women's Masters. I feel sorry for my clubmate Kristine Quek. It is wrong to invite unconditionally and then uninvite.

As far as I understand (I may be wrong) the field has been finalized already...at least on Facebook.

Vlad
29-11-2015, 08:40 AM
I certainly hope that there ends up being more than one Australian in the field for the Australian Women's Masters. I feel sorry for my clubmate Kristine Quek. It is wrong to invite unconditionally and then uninvite.

I would say unfortunately, this practice is pretty common in chess. Last year Anton was unconditionally invited to play in death matches on chess.com.
http://www.chess.com/article/view/death-match-historical-archive

A few months later the offer was taken back.

Andrew Hardegen
14-01-2016, 07:14 PM
Did this tournament begin today? Is it being held at MCC? I have had a quick look around -- MCC website, AWM website, AWM Facebook page, and this thread -- but can't find any real information about it.

Leonid Sandler
14-01-2016, 08:14 PM
Yes, the tournament started today at the Melbourne Chess Club! This is the strongest ever Women's round robin tournament in Australian chess history! Congratulations goes to Jamie Kenmure and Gary Bekker for their efforts to make this exciting event happen.This is category 8 tournament with WGM Norm( 6.5 points from 9 games).
150th birthday of MCC is continues in style!

The first round results are as follows.
2090 WFM Gosciniak Maria draw Novosadova Kristyna 2231
2286 WGM Gu Xiaobing 1-0 WGM Ryjanova Julia 2387
2178 IM Berezina Irina 1-0 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 2052
2250 WGM Zhang Jilin draw IM Daulyte Deimante 2378
2347 WGM Gara Ticia 1-0 WIM Leks Hanna 2192

Round 2 tomorrow at 2-00 pm.

Spectators are welcome.

Thebes
14-01-2016, 08:20 PM
This is the strongest ever Women's round robin tournament in Australian chess history!.

Surprised there wasn't as much hype/announcement for this event like the Australasian Masters & Aus Champs.

Also no announcment about the live games, usually Altecmen announces before each round, I checked ACF website and http://auschess.org.au/acf/live-games/online-dgt-room-d/
seems to say games are being broadcasted but Not Found is what appears instead.

Adamski
14-01-2016, 10:11 PM
So is Irina the only Australian in the field for the main tournament? Sad that room could not be found for a second one (without downgrading the category, I assume).

Kevin Bonham
14-01-2016, 10:33 PM
Surprised there wasn't as much hype/announcement for this event like the Australasian Masters & Aus Champs.

Also no announcment about the live games, usually Altecmen announces before each round, I checked ACF website and http://auschess.org.au/acf/live-games/online-dgt-room-d/
seems to say games are being broadcasted but Not Found is what appears instead.

The ACF boards have gone over to Adelaide for the Australian Junior.

Kevin Bonham
14-01-2016, 10:43 PM
So is Irina the only Australian in the field for the main tournament? Sad that room could not be found for a second one (without downgrading the category, I assume).

I can't find evidence that it is actually a category anything. The average rating for a Cat 1 is 2251-2275 and the average here is 2239. Maybe there is a separate category system for all-female tournaments that I don't know about but I can't find anything.

Accepting an Australian player with a rating significantly below 2000 in place of even the lowest-rated of those accepted would however change the WGM norm requirement for all but the accepted player to 7/9 instead of 6.5.

Note that Daulyte is a WGM as well as IM already and hence doesn't need the norm.

Leonid Sandler
14-01-2016, 11:03 PM
Kerry Stead will be producing daily bulletins with all games and other interesting materials

MichaelBaron
14-01-2016, 11:48 PM
The ACF boards have gone over to Adelaide for the Australian Junior.

I believe MCC has 1 board of its own so the anticipated ''game of the round'' can still be transmitted live if required.

Leonid Sandler
15-01-2016, 07:44 PM
Round 2 results

2231 Novosadova Kristyna 0-1 WIM Leks Hanna 2192
2378 IM Daulyte Deimante 1-0 WGM Gara Ticia 2347
2052 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. draw WGM Zhang Jilin 2250
2387 WGM Ryjanova Julia 1-0 IM Berezina Irina 2178
2090 WFM Gosciniak Maria 0-1 WGM Gu Xiaobing 2286

Round 3 starts tomorrow at 2-00 pm.

Leonid Sandler
16-01-2016, 07:21 PM
Round 3 results

2286 WGM Gu Xiaobing 1-0 Novosadova Kristyna 2231
2178 IM Berezina Irina draw WFM Gosciniak Maria 2090
2250 WGM Zhang Jilin draw WGM Ryjanova Julia 2387
2347 WGM Gara Ticia 1-0 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 2052
2192 WIM Leks Hanna 0-1 IM Daulyte Deimante 2378

After 3 rounds

Gu Xiobing -- 3 points.
Deimante Daulyte --2.5
Ticia Gara--2
Irina Berezina,Julia Ryjanova and Zhang Jilin---1.5 points each.
Maria Gosciniak and Hanna Leks--1 points each.

Anita Stangl and Kristyna Novosadova--0,5 each.

Round 4 tomorrow at 2-00 pm

Leonid Sandler
16-01-2016, 08:33 PM
Report about WOM 2016 just been published http://chess-news.ru/node/20793

Leonid Sandler
17-01-2016, 06:37 PM
Round 4 results

2231 Novosadova Kristyna 0 - 1 IM Daulyte Deimante 2378
2052 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 1 - 0 WIM Leks Hanna 2192
2387 WGM Ryjanova Julia ˝ - ˝ WGM Gara Ticia 2347
2090 WFM Gosciniak Maria ˝ - ˝ WGM Zhang Jilin 2250
2286 WGM Gu Xiaobing 1 - 0 IM Berezina Irina 2178

Max Illingworth
17-01-2016, 10:49 PM
Where can the games be downloaded?

Watto
18-01-2016, 08:17 AM
Seems like an odd decision to only have one Australian in the competition and call it the Australian Masters
Bizarre and a real waste of an opportunity.

Altecman
18-01-2016, 12:53 PM
I believe MCC has 1 board of its own so the anticipated ''game of the round'' can still be transmitted live if required.

The MCC Board's socket for the cord is dodgy, not to mention they lost one of the black knights.

Adamski
18-01-2016, 04:33 PM
The MCC Board's socket for the cord is dodgy, not to mention they lost one of the black knights.
Maybe another Black Knight (Batman)/ Dark Knight (NZ chess) movie opportunity?

Max Illingworth
18-01-2016, 08:25 PM
Maybe another Black Knight (Batman)/ Dark Knight (NZ chess) movie opportunity?

Only if you're the Joker.

Leonid Sandler
18-01-2016, 08:31 PM
Round 5 results

2178 IM Berezina Irina draw Novosadova Kristyna 2231
2250 WGM Zhang Jilin 0-1 WGM Gu Xiaobing 2286
2347 WGM Gara Ticia draw WFM Gosciniak Maria 2090
2192 WIM Leks Hanna draw WGM Ryjanova Julia 2387
2378 IM Daulyte Deimante 1-0 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 2052

After 5 rounds the leaders are Gu Xiaobing on 5 points and Deimante Daulyte on 4.5 points.

It looks like that the game between two leaders in round 8 will decide who will win the tournament.

Round 6 tomorrow at 2-00 pm.

Kevin Bonham
18-01-2016, 09:02 PM
If I'm not mistaken that's all the WGM norms gone already.

MichaelBaron
19-01-2016, 09:44 AM
Article in the Chessbase http://en.chessbase.com/post/sesquicentennial-australian-women-s-masters

MichaelBaron
19-01-2016, 09:45 AM
If I'm not mistaken that's all the WGM norms gone already.

I believe that out of the the 3 non-GMs in the field -2 are not WIMs yet, so may be their aim is WIM norms :)

Kevin Bonham
19-01-2016, 12:49 PM
I believe that out of the the 3 non-GMs in the field -2 are not WIMs yet, so may be their aim is WIM norms :)

Yes, it seems a strange concept to AUS audiences given how easy the WIM title has been to get in Zonals here, but there are people out there who actually want WIM norms!

Leonid Sandler
19-01-2016, 09:05 PM
Round 6 results

2231 Novosadova Kristyna 1 - 0 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 2052
2387 WGM Ryjanova Julia 1 - 0 IM Daulyte Deimante 2378
2090 WFM Gosciniak Maria ˝ - ˝ WIM Leks Hanna 2192
2286 WGM Gu Xiaobing 0 - 1 WGM Gara Ticia 2347
2178 IM Berezina Irina 0 - 1 WGM Zhang Jilin 2250

Both leaders lost their games.

After 6 rounds amongst leaders only WGM's.

Gu Xiaobing--- 5 points

Daulyte Deimante-- 4.5 points

Gara Ticia--- 4 points

Ryjanova Julia--- 3.5 points

Zhang Jilin--- 3 points

Round 7 tomorrow at 2-00 pm.

As always spectators are welcome.

Alana
20-01-2016, 02:21 PM
Is there a cross table floating around anywhere?

MichaelBaron
20-01-2016, 02:36 PM
Is there a cross table floating around anywhere?

http://chess-results.com/tnr203649.aspx?lan=11&art=4&turdet=YES&wi=821

Alana
20-01-2016, 02:39 PM
http://chess-results.com/tnr203649.aspx?lan=11&art=4&turdet=YES&wi=821

Missed it was on chess-results. Thanks.

Leonid Sandler
20-01-2016, 07:33 PM
Round 7 results

2250 WGM Zhang Jilin 1 - 0 Novosadova Kristyna 2231
2347 WGM Gara Ticia 1 - 0 IM Berezina Irina 2178
2192 WIM Leks Hanna 0 - 1 WGM Gu Xiaobing 2286
2378 IM Daulyte Deimante ˝ - ˝ WFM Gosciniak Maria 2090
2052 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 0 - 1 WGM Ryjanova Julia 2387

Round 8 tomorrow at 2-00 pm.

Leonid Sandler
21-01-2016, 06:36 PM
Round 8 results

2231 Novosadova Kristyna 1 - 0 WGM Ryjanova Julia 2387
2090 WFM Gosciniak Maria 1 - 0 WFM Stangl Anita Dr. 2052
2286 WGM Gu Xiaobing ˝ - ˝ IM Daulyte Deimante 2378
2178 IM Berezina Irina ˝ - ˝ WIM Leks Hanna 2192
2250 WGM Zhang Jilin 1 - 0 WGM Gara Ticia 2347

The standings before the last round

Gu Xiaobing 6,5
Daulyte Deimante 5,5
Zhang Jilin 5,0
Gara Ticia 5,0
Ryjanova Julia 4,5
Gosciniak Maria 4,0
Novosadova Kristyna 3,0
Leks Hanna 2,5
Berezina Irina 2,5
Stangl Anita 1,5

The last round starts tomorrow at 2-00 pm

Agent Smith
22-01-2016, 07:55 AM
http://chess-results.com/tnr203649.aspx?lan=11&art=4&turdet=YES&wi=821

The link to english is http://chess-results.com/tnr203649.aspx?lan=1&art=4&turdet=YES&wi=821

Michael, could you possibly post links to *translations* of russian sites , or at least warn us when the site is in russian ?

MichaelBaron
22-01-2016, 09:18 AM
The link to english is http://chess-results.com/tnr203649.aspx?lan=1&art=4&turdet=YES&wi=821

Michael, could you possibly post links to *translations* of russian sites , or at least warn us when the site is in russian ?

Opps, I did not even notice it actually believe it or not. Anyway, with Chess-results - can always switch to another language.

Kerry Stead
22-01-2016, 08:38 PM
Round 9 results:

1 Ticia Gara 2347 1:0 Kristyna Novosadova 2231
2 Hanna Leks 2192 ˝:˝ Jilin Zhang 2250
3 Deimante Daulyte 2378 1:0 Irina Berezina 2178
4 Anita Stangl 2052 ˝:˝ Xiaobing Gu 2286
5 Julia Ryjanova 2387 1:0 Maria Gosciniak 2090

Final Standings:
Place Name Rtg Loc Score
1 Xiaobing Gu 2286 7
2 Deimante Daulyte 2378 6.5
3 Ticia Gara 2347 6
4-5 Julia Ryjanova 2387 5.5
Jilin Zhang 2250 5.5
6 Maria Gosciniak 2090 4
7-8 Hanna Leks 2192 3
Kristyna Novosadova 2231 3
9 Irina Berezina 2178 2.5
10 Anita Stangl 2052 2

Reserves Final Standings:
Place Name Rtg Loc Score
1-2 Narelle Szuveges 1800 7.5
Jody Middleton 1494 7.5
3 Lillian Lu 1521 5.5
4 Tanya Krstevska 1584 5
5 Niruruthi Ravichandren 1368 3
6 Eva Wang 1293 1.5

ER
26-01-2016, 12:30 AM
A very nice illustrated article appears here:
http://www.chessdom.com/wgm-xiaobing-gu-wins-australian-womens-masters-2016-2/
It's good to see Australian based events being recognised internationally.
a very good move of the person(*) who initiated it.
(*) I wasn't able to find the name of the correspondent!