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ElevatorEscapee
03-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Hi all, the 2015 Victorian Country Chess Championships will be held on the weekend of October 17th & 18th in the same venue as last year, 33 Myers St, Geelong.

Potential players are advised to note the Eligibility criteria.

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2015 Victorian Country Chess Championship
Promoted by the Victorian Rural Chess League

Dates: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2015

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong. This is the meeting place of the Geelong Chess Club and is being provided at no charge by
that club.

Round Times:
Saturday 17
Round 1 9.30 am
Round 2 1.00 pm
Round 3 4.00 pm
Sunday 18
Round 4 9.00 am
Round 5 12.30 pm
VRCL meeting 3.30 pm
Round 6 3.40 pm

A forfeit will be awarded if a player is 30 minutes late for a game

Entry Fees:
$60 Adult
$40 Concession
Concession applies to Pensioners, Unemployed and Full-Time Students. Please present concession card at the tournament.

Eligibility:
The Victorian Country Chess Championship is open to all Victorian players whose main place of residence is outside a 50km radius from the Melbourne GPO.

Rate of Play:
All moves in 60 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.

The moves of all games should be recorded.

Prizes:
All entry fees will be distributed in prizes after deduction of expenses in conducting the event. There will be prizes awarded for the first three
players in the Championship and Reserve sections. If there is a tie for a title then joint champions will be declared and prize money divided equally.

All players will compete in a single tournament. The prize pool will be allocated 75% to the Championship and 25% to the Reserve.

Reserve Champion:
The title of Reserve Champion will be awarded to the leading player(s) in the bottom half of the field based on rating.

Entries & Inquiries:
Entry form and details can be found on the Ballarat Chess Club website: http://www.ballaratchess.com/vrcl/vevents15.htm

Accommodation alternatives:
There are numerous hotels and motels in Geelong. Two nearby ones Include Mercure Hotel Cnr Gheringhap & Myers Streets and Aberdeen Motor Inn at 9 Aberdeen Street.

For further information visit the official city website at
visitgeelongbellarine.com.au

Bas
13-10-2015, 09:00 PM
This has always been a very nice and relaxed tournament. It does cater for all sorts of players, and it has a great social atmosphere. It looks like there will be a large group from Ballarat coming. I will be one of them. The other good news is that last year’s champion Simon Rutherford will be back to defend his title again. Looking forward seeing all of you, Country Victorian Chess players!
Bas.

ER
13-10-2015, 09:33 PM
What a great idea you gave me Bas! I will most certainly drop in to see you guys on Sunday. I will combine watching a few games (hopefully final round) with a nice walk around Eastern Park and some seafood lunch down the waterfront!

Bas
15-10-2015, 07:54 AM
Great idea, Elliot, to visit us and Geelong considering the great weather we are expecting over the weekend. To wet your appetite even more, I just happened to find this article on Geelong in the Guardian:http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/oct/14/48-hours-in-geelong-victoria-where-to-go-what-to-do

ElevatorEscapee
15-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Good luck to everyone on Saturday - I am travelling tomorrow and (if the WiFi doesn't work) I will be out of Internet contact until Tuesday. If anyone wants to indicate their late entrance, please contact me by mobile (text preferred) - (the number is on the entry form).

Hope to see you there! :-)

ER
16-10-2015, 01:57 AM
Great idea, Elliot, to visit us and Geelong considering the great weather we are expecting over the weekend. To wet your appetite even more, I just happened to find this article on Geelong in the Guardian:http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/oct/14/48-hours-in-geelong-victoria-where-to-go-what-to-do

Thanks Bas, that site contains some excellent ideas! :)

ElevatorEscapee
17-10-2015, 08:01 PM
We have 30 Players for this tournament, coming from far flung regions of the state, Gippsland, Warnambool, Portland, Yarrawonga and Mildura, with the usual characters from Bendigo, Ballarat & Geelong.

Unfortunately, the Gooch family were unable to make it this year due to conflicting schedules. Other notable absences were many time winner, Stewart Booth (who is currently convalescing) and another multiple time past champion, Mark Bruere, who was unavailable for this tournament. Bas Van Riel also had to withdraw at the last moment, having come down with a terrible cold. Get well soon Stewart and Bas!

Player List:


No Name Feder Loc Club/Location
1. Rutherford, Simon A VIC 2217 Darley
2. Murray, Russell VIC 1976 Stony Creek
3. Sugrue, Michael VIC 1922 Geelong
4. Anderson, Alistair VIC 1820 Geelong
5. Ghafouri, Khosrou VIC 1803 Portland
6. Barrow, Nigel VIC 1790 Bendigo
7. Healey, Leigh VIC 1754 Bendigo
8. Babic, Zoran VIC 1716 Geelong
9. Kara, Barboros VIC 1707 Geelong
10. Daneshvar, Reza VIC 1657 Geelong
11. Cook, Patrick VIC 1651 Ballarat
12. Watson, James VIC 1651 Ballarat
13. Jacobs, Rodney M VIC 1649 Ballarat
14. Perrin, Kevin J VIC 1617 Ballarat
15. McEwen, Matheson VIC 1600 [Prov] Geelong
16. Bailey, Robert VIC 1569 Ballarat
17. Schepisi, David VIC 1552 Bendigo
18. Mollard, Max J VIC 1501 Bendigo
19. Wemyss, Andrew M VIC 1494 Geelong
20. Nemaric, Tom VIC 1476 Geelong
21. Kersten, Ben VIC 1371 Geelong
22. Trewin, Samuel VIC 1368 Yarawonga
23. Tausz, Michael VIC 1347 Ballarat
24. Harris, Alexander VIC 1341
25. Harrison, Liam VIC 1331 Mildura
26. Charnley, Chris VIC 1205 Warnambool
27. Kerr-Nelson, James VIC 799 [Prov]
28. Mills, Gareth VIC 729 Bengido
29. Jacobs, Sasha VIC 538 Ballarat
30. Mills, Terence VIC 536 Bendigo


The cats were thrown amongst the pigeons early on in Round 1, with Ballarat's Rob Bailey defeating top seed, Simon Rutherford, and Andrew Wemyss overcoming fellow Geelong player and fourth seed, Alistair Anderson.



No Name Result Name
1 Simon A Rutherford 0:1 Robert Bailey
2 David Schepisi 0:1 Russell Murray
3 Michael Sugrue 1:0 Max J Mollard
4 Andrew M Wemyss 1:0 Alistair Anderson
5 Khosrou Ghafouri 1:0 Ben Kersten
6 Samuel Trewin 1:0 Matheson McEwen
7 Nigel Barrow 1:0 Michael Tausz
8 Alexander Harris 0:1 Leigh Healey
9 Zoran Babic 1:0 Liam Harrison
10 Chris Charnley .5:.5 Reza Daneshvar
11 Patrick Cook 1:0 James Kerr-Nelson
12 Gareth Mills 0:1 James Watson
13 Rodney M Jacobs 1:0 Sasha Jacobs
14 Terence Mills 0:1 Kevin J Perrin
Barbaros Kara 0.5 BYE
Tom Nemaric 0.5 BYE


Round 2 saw Patrick Cook defeat second seed Russell Murray, when Russell turned down a draw offer in the endgame against Patrick Cook and pushed too hard for a win, only to find his knight struggling to hold back his opponent's outside passed pawn. On board two, third seed Michael Sugrue looked to be in trouble as he was outplayed by the rapidly improving James Watson, who had built up a fantastic position. Unfortunately for James, a frustrating blunder saw it all evaporate.

Round 2:


No Name Result Name
1 Russell Murray 0:1 Patrick Cook
2 James Watson 0:1 Michael Sugrue
3 Rodney M Jacobs 0:1 Khosrou Ghafouri
4 Kevin J Perrin 0:1 Nigel Barrow
5 Leigh Healey 0:1 Andrew M Wemyss
6 Robert Bailey 1:0 Zoran Babic
7 Barboros Kara 1:0 Samuel Trewin
8 Reza Daneshvar 1:0 Tom Nemaric
9 Alistair Anderson 1:0 Chris Charnley
10 Liam Harrison 0:1 Simon A Rutherford
11 Matheson McEwen 0:1 Alexander Harris
12 James Kerr-Nelson 0:1 David Schepisi
13 Max J Mollard 1:0 Gareth Mills
14 Ben Kersten 1:0 Sasha Jacobs
15 Michael Tausz 1:0 Terence Mills


In round 3, Patrick Cook continued his good form on board one, drawing against the higher rated Khosrou Ghafouri, while Kevin Perrin added to Russell Murray's woes with an upset victory.



No Name Result Name
1 Khosrou Ghafouri .5:.5 Patrick Cook
2 Nigel Barrow 1:0 Robert Bailey
3 Andrew M Wemyss .5:.5 Reza Daneshvar
4 Simon A Rutherford 1:0 Barboros Kara
5 Kevin J Perrin 1:0 Russell Murray
6 David Schepisi 0:1 Alistair Anderson
7 Max J Mollard 0:1 Leigh Healey
8 Zoran Babic 1:0 Ben Kersten
9 Samuel Trewin 1:0 James Watson
10 Alexander Harris 0:1 Rodney M Jacobs
11 Chris Charnley 1:0 Michael Tausz
12 Tom Nemaric +:- Matheson McEwen
13 Gareth Mills 0:1 Liam Harrison
14 Sasha Jacobs 0:1 James Kerr-Nelson
15 Terence Mills 1:0 BYE
16 Michael Sugrue .5:0 BYE


I have managed to pull a Stephen Bradbury and make it to the lead having played only lower rated players thus far - however Round 4 will prove a strong test... and Simon is moving up the rankings ominously with each round.

Standings after three rounds:


Place Name Loc Score

1 Barrow, Nigel 1790 3
2 Wemyss, Andrew M 1494 2.5
3 Ghafouri, Khosrou 1803 2.5
4 Cook, Patrick 1651 2.5
5 Sugrue, Michael 1922 2.5
6 Bailey, Robert 1569 2
7 Healey, Leigh 1754 2
8 Daneshvar, Reza 1657 2
9 Perrin, Kevin J 1617 2
10 Babic, Zoran 1716 2
11 Jacobs, Rodney M 1649 2
12 Trewin, Samuel 1368 2
13 Anderson, Alistair 1820 2
14 Rutherford, Simon A 2217 2
15 Kara, Barboros 1707 1.5
16 Charnley, Chris 1205 1.5
17 Nemaric, Tom 1476 1.5
18 Murray, Russell 1976 1
19 Watson, James 1651 1
20 Kersten, Ben 1371 1
Harris, Alexander 1341 1
22 Tausz, Michael 1347 1
23 Mollard, Max J 1501 1
24 Schepisi, David 1552 1
25 Mills, Terence 536 1
26 Harrison, Liam 1331 1
27 Kerr-Nelson, James 799 [Prov] 1
28 Jacobs, Sasha 538 0
29 Mills, Gareth 729 0
30 McEwen, Matheson 1600 [Prov] 0


Round 4 provisional pairing:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Michael Sugrue 1922 [2.5] : Nigel Barrow 1790 [3]
2 Patrick Cook 1651 [2.5] : Andrew M Wemyss 1494 [2.5]
3 Leigh Healey 1754 [2] : Khosrou Ghafouri 1803 [2.5]
4 Reza Daneshvar 1657 [2] : Simon A Rutherford 2217 [2]
5 Alistair Anderson 1820 [2] : Kevin J Perrin 1617 [2]
6 Samuel Trewin 1368 [2] : Zoran Babic 1716 [2]
7 Robert Bailey 1569 [2] : Rodney M Jacobs 1649 [2]
8 Barboros Kara 1707 [1.5] : Chris Charnley 1205 [1.5]
9 Tom Nemaric 1476 [1.5] : Russell Murray 1976 [1]
10 James Watson 1651 [1] : Michael Tausz 1347 [1]
11 Liam Harrison 1331 [1] : David Schepisi 1552 [1]
12 Terence Mills 536 [1] : Max J Mollard 1501 [1]
13 Ben Kersten 1371 [1] : Alexander Harris 1341 [1]
14 James Kerr-Nelson 799 [1] : Gareth Mills 729 [0]
15 Sasha Jacobs 538 [0] : Matheson McEwen 1600 [0]

Andy009
18-10-2015, 06:24 AM
Thanks for the update.Seems like a fun sunday with lots of players having a chance to win the title!

Bas
18-10-2015, 12:51 PM
Thanks very much for your nice reporting, Nigel. Greatly appreciated. I wish I was there, and that I could have been part of such exciting action. Andrew Wemyss to me is the surprise packet, being at the top of the ladder at the end of the first day, after beating two much higher rated players. It will be anybody's guess after so many upsets, who will become the (surprise?) winner...

ER
18-10-2015, 07:45 PM
Ditto in everything Bas posted.
Today, I enjoyed a real chess atmosphere at the 2015 Victorian Championships!
After spending a wonderful morning, lunch time and early afternoon at the city of Geelong (Port and Eastern Park)
I visited the playing venue at Girl Guides Hall and had the chance to meet old and new friends
during the break before the last round.
I also attended the VRCL meeting and took pictures at the beginning of the final round.
I will post them as soon as the results are announced!

ElevatorEscapee
18-10-2015, 07:53 PM
Thanks Bas and Elliot.

A tournament tradition has grown in recent years where a social gathering is held for competitors and guests at the venue on the Saturday night, and this year didn't disappoint with plenty of pizza and pavlova.

Round 4 saw Andrew Wemyss continue his good form, holding Patrick Cook to a draw. Junior Samuel Trewin also impressed by drawing with the higher rated Zoran Babic.

Round 4


No Name Loc Result Name Loc
1 Michael Sugrue 1922 0:1 Nigel Barrow 1790
2 Patrick Cook 1651 .5:.5 Andrew M Wemyss 1494
3 Leigh Healey 1754 0:1 Khosrou Ghafouri 1803
4 Reza Daneshvar 1657 0:1 Simon A Rutherford 2217
5 Alistair Anderson 1820 1:0 Kevin J Perrin 1617
6 Samuel Trewin 1368 .5:.5 Zoran Babic 1716
7 Robert Bailey 1569 0:1 Rodney M Jacobs 1649
8 Barboros Kara 1707 1:0 Chris Charnley 1205
9 Tom Nemaric 1476 0:1 Russell Murray 1976
10 James Watson 1651 1:0 Michael Tausz 1347
11 Liam Harrison 1331 1:0 David Schepisi 1552
12 Terence Mills 536 0:1 Max J Mollard 1501
13 Ben Kersten 1371 0:1 Alexander Harris 1341
14 James Kerr-Nelson 799 1:0 Gareth Mills 729
15 Sasha Jacobs 538 +:- Matheson McEwen 1600


I was lucky to avoid defeat in Round 5, offering a draw to Khosrou Ghafouri when he was in a better position, but short on time (which he was happy to accept), while wins to Simon Rutherford and Alistair Anderson saw them move up the leaderboard.


No Name Loc Result Name Loc
1 Nigel Barrow 1790 .5:.5 Khosrou Ghafouri 1803
2 Simon A Rutherford 2217 1:0 Patrick Cook 1651
3 Rodney M Jacobs 1649 0:1 Alistair Anderson 1820
4 Andrew M Wemyss 1494 0:1 Barboros Kara 1707
5 Zoran Babic 1716 0:1 Michael Sugrue 1922
6 Kevin J Perrin 1617 1:0 Samuel Trewin 1368
7 Russell Murray 1976 .5:.5 Robert Bailey 1569
8 James Kerr-Nelson 799 0:1 Leigh Healey 1754
9 Max J Mollard 1501 0:1 Reza Daneshvar 1657
10 Alexander Harris 1341 0:1 James Watson 1651
11 Chris Charnley 1205 .5:.5 Liam Harrison 1331
12 David Schepisi 1552 1:0 Tom Nemaric 1476
13 Michael Tausz 1347 .5:.5 Ben Kersten 1371
14 Sasha Jacobs 538 0:1 Terence Mills 536
15 Gareth Mills 729 1:0 BYE


Elliot Renzies popped in for a visit prior to the final round - and was happy to act as photographer for the group photo. Thanks Elliot!

I went into the final round with a half point lead ahead of Simon Rutherford, Khosrou Ghafouri and Alistair Anderson. SwissPerfect chose to pair me against Alistair rather than Simon, as apparently this avoided two colour clashes on boards 1 & 2.

I managed to hold out long enough against Alistair for him to eventually offer me a draw while he was down to his increment - I accepted as I couldn't find any concrete way to obtain an advantage.

This gave the winner of the game between Khosrou and Simon a chance to share first place. This was a hard fought game and Khosrou played exceptionally well, winning a couple of pawns and holding his nerve to secure victory.

Round 6


No Name Loc Result Name Loc

1 Alistair Anderson 1820 .5:.5 Nigel Barrow 1790
2 Khosrou Ghafouri 1803 1:0 Simon A Rutherford 2217
3 Michael Sugrue 1922 0:1 Barboros Kara 1707
4 Leigh Healey 1754 0:1 Rodney M Jacobs 1649
5 Reza Daneshvar 1657 .5:.5 Kevin J Perrin 1617
6 James Watson 1651 0:1 Andrew M Wemyss 1494
7 Patrick Cook 1651 .5:.5 Zoran Babic 1716
8 Russell Murray 1976 1:0 Samuel Trewin 1368
9 Robert Bailey 1569 0:1 Liam Harrison 1331
10 Chris Charnley 1205 0:1 David Schepisi 1552
11 Max J Mollard 1501 1:0 James Kerr-Nelson 799
12 Terence Mills 536 0:1 Alexander Harris 1341
13 Tom Nemaric 1476 0:1 Ben Kersten 1371
14 Gareth Mills 729 1:0 Sasha Jacobs 538
15 Michael Tausz 1347 1:0 BYE


So Khosrou and I share the trophy for 2015, with Alistair Anderson and Barbaros Kara from Geelong in equal third.

Andrew Wemyss defeated James Watson, which made him the happy winner of the Reserves trophy (a great way for him to top off a good tournament).
Junior, Liam Harrison from Mildura also finished well, defeating Rob Bailey to pick up second Reserves.
Third place in the Reserves was split between Alex Harris (Moe), Max Mollard & David Schepisi (both from Bendigo).


Final Standings:


Place Name Loc Score
1 Barrow, Nigel 1790 5
2 Ghafouri, Khosrou 1803 5
3 Anderson, Alistair 1820 4.5
4 Kara, Barboros 1707 4.5
5 Wemyss, Andrew M 1494 4
6 Rutherford, Simon A 2217 4
7 Jacobs, Rodney M 1649 4
8 Cook, Patrick 1651 3.5
9 Sugrue, Michael 1922 3.5
10 Perrin, Kevin J 1617 3.5
11 Daneshvar, Reza 1657 3.5
12 Murray, Russell 1976 3.5
13 Harrison, Liam 1331 3.5
14 Healey, Leigh 1754 3
15 Babic, Zoran 1716 3
16 Watson, James 1651 3
17 Harris, Alexander 1341 3
18 Mollard, Max J 1501 3
19 Schepisi, David 1552 3
20 Bailey, Robert 1569 2.5
21 Trewin, Samuel 1368 2.5
22 Tausz, Michael 1347 2.5
23 Kersten, Ben 1371 2.5
24 Charnley, Chris 1205 2
25 Kerr-Nelson, James 799 [Prov] 2
26 Mills, Terence 536 2
27 Mills, Gareth 729 2
28 Nemaric, Tom 1476 1.5
29 Jacobs, Sasha 538 1
30 McEwen, Matheson 1600 [Prov] 0


Cross Table


No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Barrow, Nigel VIC 1790 5 22:W 10:W 20:W 9:W 2:D 3:D
2 Ghafouri, Khosrou VIC 1803 5 23:W 7:W 8:D 14:W 1:D 6:W
3 Anderson, Alistair VIC 1820 4.5 5:L 24:W 19:W 10:W 7:W 1:D
4 Kara, Barboros VIC 1707 4.5 0: 21:W 6:L 24:W 5:W 9:W
5 Wemyss, Andrew M VIC 1494 4 3:W 14:W 11:D 8:D 4:L 16:W
6 Rutherford, Simon A VIC 2217 4 20:L 13:W 4:W 11:W 8:W 2:L
7 Jacobs, Rodney M VIC 1649 4 29:W 2:L 17:W 20:W 3:L 14:W
8 Cook, Patrick VIC 1651 3.5 25:W 12:W 2:D 5:D 6:L 15:D
9 Sugrue, Michael VIC 1922 3.5 18:W 16:W 0:D 1:L 15:W 4:L
10 Perrin, Kevin J VIC 1617 3.5 26:W 1:L 12:W 3:L 21:W 11:D
11 Daneshvar, Reza VIC 1657 3.5 24:D 28:W 5:D 6:L 18:W 10:D
12 Murray, Russell VIC 1976 3.5 19:W 8:L 10:L 28:W 20:D 21:W
13 Harrison, Liam VIC 1331 3.5 15:L 6:L 27:W 19:W 24:D 20:W
14 Healey, Leigh VIC 1754 3 17:W 5:L 18:W 2:L 25:W 7:L
15 Babic, Zoran VIC 1716 3 13:W 20:L 23:W 21:D 9:L 8:D
16 Watson, James VIC 1651 3 27:W 9:L 21:L 22:W 17:W 5:L
17 Harris, Alexander VIC 1341 3 14:L 30:W 7:L 23:W 16:L 26:W
18 Mollard, Max J VIC 1501 3 9:L 27:W 14:L 26:W 11:L 25:W
19 Schepisi, David VIC 1552 3 12:L 25:W 3:L 13:L 28:W 24:W
20 Bailey, Robert VIC 1569 2.5 6:W 15:W 1:L 7:L 12:D 13:L
21 Trewin, Samuel VIC 1368 2.5 30:W 4:L 16:W 15:D 10:L 12:L
22 Tausz, Michael VIC 1347 2.5 1:L 26:W 24:L 16:L 23:D 0:W
23 Kersten, Ben VIC 1371 2.5 2:L 29:W 15:L 17:L 22:D 28:W
24 Charnley, Chris VIC 1205 2 11:D 3:L 22:W 4:L 13:D 19:L
25 Kerr-Nelson, James VIC 799 2 8:L 19:L 29:W 27:W 14:L 18:L
26 Mills, Terence VIC 536 2 10:L 22:L 0:W 18:L 29:W 17:L
27 Mills, Gareth VIC 729 2 16:L 18:L 13:L 25:L 0:W 29:W
28 Nemaric, Tom VIC 1476 1.5 0: 11:L 30:+ 12:L 19:L 23:L
29 Jacobs, Sasha VIC 538 1 7:L 23:L 25:L 30:+ 26:L 27:L
30 McEwen, Matheson VIC 1600 0 21:L 17:L 28:- 29:- 0: 0:


Thank you to the Geelong Chess Club for hosting the tournament once again, for the Kerstens for organizing the Saturday evening feast - and for all the volunteers for helping out. Thank you also to all of the competitors who all contributed to help this tournament continue to be held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. :-)

ER
18-10-2015, 09:04 PM
Photo album of the tournament published on face book.
Also sent to organisers for their website use!

Andy009
18-10-2015, 09:32 PM
Seems like a great tournament with winners decided after the last round!

MichaelBaron
18-10-2015, 10:33 PM
Let me do ''Adamski'' and congratulate the winners! Great to See Barbaros Kara finishing in top 3. I thought he retired from competitive chess by now so if its a comeback - its a great start! Also, one of the winners (Ghoufuri) is clearly underrated - I can recall seeing him in State Library playing chess socially..and he is almost a master-level player (2000+).

ElevatorEscapee
19-10-2015, 07:01 PM
Thanks Elliot, but your pictures seem to be hiding behind an electronic "pay" wall asking for a login.

Would you please post them in an area where they are more accessable?

ER
19-10-2015, 07:10 PM
Thanks Elliot, but your pictures seem to be hiding behind an electronic "pay" wall asking for a login.

Would you please post them in an area where they are more accessable?

I am trying to post them the normal way here, but it says I have exceeded my quota! I have already published an album of the event on face book and also e-mailed them to Kevin Perrin and Patrick Cook.
I will try here again!

ElevatorEscapee
25-10-2015, 07:22 PM
Thanks Elliot, they are now on the VRCL webiste: http://www.ballaratchess.com/vrcl/vevents15.htm

A couple of my games:

Round 1
Nigel Barrow v Michael Tausz
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.d3 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Be6 8.d4 Be7 9.Bd3 0-0 10.0-0 Na5 11. Qe1 c5 12.Qg3 Re8 13.Ng5 g6 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Bxg6 Bh4 16. Qg4 Rf8 17.Be8+ Bg5 18.Qxe6+ Kg7 19.Rxf8 Kxf8 20. Qf7# 1-0

Round 4
Michael Sugrue v Nigel Barrow
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.0-0 0-0 7.Qe2 d6 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 fxe4 11.dxe4 Qe8 12.Rad1 a5 13.Qc4+ Kh8 14.Rfe1 Bd7 15.Rd2 Qh5 16.Ne2 Qg6 17.Ng3 Rab8 18.c3 c5 19.Qe2 Bc6 20.Rf1 Qg4 21.c4 Nxe4 22. Nxe4 Bxe4 23.Kh1 Bc6 24. Qd1 Qxc4 0-1