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yamnicholson
05-10-2015, 10:11 PM
Hey Everyone:

The Grizzly Weekender is on this weekend.

Get all the details and entry form below :)

http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2015/2015_Grizzly_Weekender.pdf

ACF +1000 tournament.

Shaun94
05-10-2015, 11:26 PM
Is the 1000+ a strict condition of entry or can exception be made?

Michael_D'Arcy
06-10-2015, 12:10 AM
No doubt that will be a question for the tournament organisers. However, for what it is worth, Shaun has definitely been playing at +1000 strength, and will be rated accordingly once the recent events are calculated. I am rated almost 1000 points ahead of Shaun, yet I have never beaten an IM. The question will be whether tough games or high ratings gets the higher priority.

As an aside, I won't be available to play, sorry.

StokesyRedcliff
06-10-2015, 12:55 PM
Hi Andrew An unrated player from Redcliffe Chess Club who did really well in the Leo Wilkinson Memorial has asked if he can play. His name is Edwin Onilongo. He scored 4.5 out of 6! Let me know what you decide. By the way, Shaun Curtis is playing well above 1000ACF too.

ova
06-10-2015, 02:40 PM
Hi Andrew An unrated player from Redcliffe Chess Club who did really well in the Leo Wilkinson Memorial has asked if he can play. His name is Edwin Onilongo. He scored 4.5 out of 6! Let me know what you decide. By the way, Shaun Curtis is playing well above 1000ACF too.
I saw Edwin's games and it looked he played closer to 2000 if not more.

Shaun94
08-10-2015, 07:04 PM
So the lack of reply leads me to believe that the rating floor is strict and that playing strength holds relevance. Anyway good luck with the event, i hope all participants have a rating increase.

yamnicholson
08-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Given these recent developments, If Michael and Mark both consider the two players in question good enough; then its fine with me. See you all on Saturday.

Ian Rout
09-10-2015, 10:41 AM
For what it's worth, I played both Shaun and Edwin at LWM (thanks Stokesy and Pat) and I can confidently assert that they are well over 1000 standard.

bundys_bro
09-10-2015, 12:49 PM
I am of the strong view that the plus 1000 rating cutoff is ludicrous and should never be associated with an open tournament. It totally defeats the purpose of a rating system meaning no juniors or in Shaun's case improving adults can play against a strong field and increase their rating to above 1000. It also means you lose a strong contingent of regular chess players by refusing their entry.

But anyway I mentioned this last year. I wish the organisers luck and hope for a good turnout following on from the NVG and LWM.

ova
09-10-2015, 01:38 PM
I am of the strong view that the plus 1000 rating cutoff is ludicrous and should never be associated with an open tournament. It totally defeats the purpose of a rating system meaning no juniors or in Shaun's case improving adults can play against a strong field and increase their rating to above 1000. It also means you lose a strong contingent of regular chess players by refusing their entry.

But anyway I mentioned this last year. I wish the organisers luck and hope for a good turnout following on from the NVG and LWM.

I support juniors playing in the adult tournaments but unfortunately it's a trend of last year that more and more kids (I mean really kids) with some basic chess skills are playing in QLD open tournaments. With only 6 rounds per tournament and third of players are such kids it makes the life of more advanced players not so comfortable. There are still many junior tournaments with different time controls and even prize moneys where juniors can improve to the level of 1000+ of QLD Junior rating before they can start playing in open tournaments. Most of adults and older juniors are 1000+ ACF any way with some mentioned above exceptions.

Garvinator
09-10-2015, 05:06 PM
I am of the strong view that the plus 1000 rating cutoff is ludicrous and should never be associated with an open tournament. It totally defeats the purpose of a rating system meaning no juniors or in Shaun's case improving adults can play against a strong field and increase their rating to above 1000. It also means you lose a strong contingent of regular chess players by refusing their entry.
Would you be making the same argument if there was a second division with an under 1000 division?

Patrick Byrom
10-10-2015, 01:00 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Tony Weller 1708 [0] .5:.5 Don Hamilton 1445 [0]
2 Joshua Morris 1435 [0] 1:0 Roy Seabrook 1612 [0]
3 Mark C Stokes 1545 [0] 1:0 Hikaru Oka 1248 [0]
4 Ron Kuypers 1194 [0] 0:1 Hughston Parle 1537 [0]
5 Mokshakar Brahmachari [0] 0:1 David Peter H Gray 1423 [0]
6 Andrew William Davies 1026 [0] .5:0 BYE
7 Edwin Onilongo [0] .5:0 BYE
8 Brodie McClymont 2427 [0] .5:0 BYE

Patrick Byrom
10-10-2015, 04:28 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 David Peter H Gray 1423 [1] 1:0 Mark C Stokes 1545 [1]
2 Hughston Parle 1537 [1] 1:0 Joshua Morris 1435 [1]
3 Brodie McClymont 2427 [.5] 1:0 Andrew William Davies 1026 [.5]
4 Edwin Onilongo [.5] 1:0 Tony Weller 1708 [.5]
5 Don Hamilton 1445 [.5] 0:1 Roy Seabrook 1612 [0]
6 Hikaru Oka 1248 [0] .5:.5 Ron Kuypers 1194 [0]
7 Mokshakar Brahmachari [0] 1:0 BYE
8 Tsukasa Oka 529 [.5] .5:0 BYE

Patrick Byrom
10-10-2015, 05:53 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 David Peter H Gray 1423 [2] 1:0 Hughston Parle 1537 [2]
2 Edwin Onilongo [1.5] 0:1 Brodie McClymont 2427 [1.5]
3 Roy Seabrook 1612 [1] 1:0 Tsukasa Oka 529 [1]
4 Mark C Stokes 1545 [1] 1:0 Mokshakar Brahmachari [1]
5 Joshua Morris 1435 [1] 0:1 Tony Weller 1708 [.5]
6 Ron Kuypers 1194 [.5] 0:1 Don Hamilton 1445 [.5]
7 Andrew William Davies 1026 [.5] 0:1 Hikaru Oka 1248 [.5]

Patrick Byrom
10-10-2015, 05:54 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Brodie McClymont 2427 [2.5] : David Peter H Gray 1423 [3]
2 Roy Seabrook 1612 [2] : Mark C Stokes 1545 [2]
3 Hughston Parle 1537 [2] : Don Hamilton 1445 [1.5]
4 Hikaru Oka 1248 [1.5] : Edwin Onilongo [1.5]
5 Tony Weller 1708 [1.5] : Tsukasa Oka 529 [1]
6 Mokshakar Brahmachari [1] : Joshua Morris 1435 [1]
7 Andrew William Davies 1026 [.5] : Ron Kuypers 1194 [.5]

Patrick Byrom
10-10-2015, 05:59 PM
No Name Rtg Group Total 1 2 3
1 David Peter H Gray 1423 U1600 3 12:W 4:W 3:W
2 Brodie McClymont 2427 2.5 0:D 13:W 6:W
3 Hughston Parle 1537 U1600 2 14:W 10:W 1:L
4 Mark C Stokes 1545 U1600 2 9:W 1:L 12:W
5 Roy Seabrook 1612 2 10:L 8:W 11:W
6 Edwin Onilongo U1600 1.5 0:D 7:W 2:L
7 Tony Weller 1708 1.5 8:D 6:L 10:W
8 Don Hamilton 1445 U1600 1.5 7:D 5:L 14:W
9 Hikaru Oka 1248 U1600 1.5 4:L 14:D 13:W
10 Joshua Morris 1435 U1600 1 5:W 3:L 7:L
11 Tsukasa Oka 529 U1600 1 0:D 0:D 5:L
12 Mokshakar Brahmachari U1600 1 1:L 0:W 4:L
13 Andrew William Davies 1026 U1600 .5 0:D 2:L 9:L
14 Ron Kuypers 1194 U1600 .5 3:L 9:D 8:L

Hughston
10-10-2015, 06:12 PM
I got completely hammered by David in that last game

Patrick Byrom
10-10-2015, 09:31 PM
I have one game (so far) but it's not a great one; the David Gray - Hughston Parle game would definitely be worth posting:

[Event "2015 Grizzly Weekender"]
[Site "Brisbane"]
[Date "2015.10.10"]
[Round "2"]
[White "McClymont, Brodie"]
[Black "Davies, Andrew"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2427"]
[BlackElo "1026"]
[ECO "B54"]
[Opening "Sicilian defence"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O
O-O 9. f4 Nc6 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Qe1 Rc8 12. Rc1 Qc7 13. Nb3 Rfe8 14. g4 e5 15. f5
Nd4 16. g5 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 Qxc4 18. Qxc4 Rxc4 19. gxf6 Bxf6 20. Na5 1-0

I can't completely decipher the last few moves from Brodie's scoresheet, but I don't think they're critical.

Capablanca-Fan
11-10-2015, 08:06 AM
Not many tourneys have a 700-point gap between first and second seeds.

bundys_bro
11-10-2015, 08:56 AM
Would you be making the same argument if there was a second division with an under 1000 division?

As long as it was the choice of open and u/1000 not restrictive to those fields then that is fine. Use the Gold Coast open as an example anyone can play open, then you can choose to play u/1600 if you are that or u/1000 if you are that.

Patrick Byrom
11-10-2015, 12:22 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Brodie McClymont 2427 [2.5] 1:0 David Peter H Gray 1423 [3]
2 Roy Seabrook 1612 [2] 1:0 Mark C Stokes 1545 [2]
3 Hughston Parle 1537 [2] 1:0 Don Hamilton 1445 [1.5]
4 Hikaru Oka 1248 [1.5] 0:1 Edwin Onilongo [1.5]
5 Tony Weller 1708 [1.5] 1:0 Tsukasa Oka 529 [1]
6 Mokshakar Brahmachari [1] 0:1 Joshua Morris 1435 [1]
7 Andrew William Davies 1026 [.5] .5:.5 Ron Kuypers 1194 [.5]

Patrick Byrom
11-10-2015, 03:41 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Hughston Parle 1537 [3] 0:1 Brodie McClymont 2427 [3.5]
2 David Peter H Gray 1423 [3] 1:0 Roy Seabrook 1612 [3]
3 Mark C Stokes 1545 [2] .5:.5 Tony Weller 1708 [2.5]
4 Joshua Morris 1435 [2] 1:0 Edwin Onilongo [2.5]
5 Don Hamilton 1445 [1.5] .5:.5 Hikaru Oka 1248 [1.5]
6 Ron Kuypers 1194 [1] 1:0 Mokshakar Brahmachari [1]
7 Tsukasa Oka 529 [1] 0:1 Andrew William Davies 1026 [1]

Patrick Byrom
11-10-2015, 03:42 PM
No Name Rtg Group Total 1 2 3 4 5
1 Brodie McClymont 2427 4.5 0:D 11:W 7:W 2:W 3:W
2 David Peter H Gray 1423 U1600 4 14:W 8:W 3:W 1:L 4:W
3 Hughston Parle 1537 U1600 3 12:W 5:W 2:L 9:W 1:L
4 Roy Seabrook 1612 3 5:L 9:W 13:W 8:W 2:L
5 Joshua Morris 1435 U1600 3 4:W 3:L 6:L 14:W 7:W
6 Tony Weller 1708 3 9:D 7:L 5:W 13:W 8:D
7 Edwin Onilongo U1600 2.5 0:D 6:W 1:L 10:W 5:L
8 Mark C Stokes 1545 U1600 2.5 10:W 2:L 14:W 4:L 6:D
9 Don Hamilton 1445 U1600 2 6:D 4:L 12:W 3:L 10:D
10 Hikaru Oka 1248 U1600 2 8:L 12:D 11:W 7:L 9:D
11 Andrew William Davies 1026 U1600 2 0:D 1:L 10:L 12:D 13:W
12 Ron Kuypers 1194 U1600 2 3:L 10:D 9:L 11:D 14:W
13 Tsukasa Oka 529 U1600 1 0:D 0:D 4:L 6:L 11:L
14 Mokshakar Brahmachari U1600 1 2:L 0:W 8:L 5:L 12:L

Patrick Byrom
11-10-2015, 03:43 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Brodie McClymont 2427 [4.5] : Joshua Morris 1435 [3]
2 Tony Weller 1708 [3] : David Peter H Gray 1423 [4]
3 Roy Seabrook 1612 [3] : Hughston Parle 1537 [3]
4 Edwin Onilongo [2.5] : Mark C Stokes 1545 [2.5]
5 Don Hamilton 1445 [2] : Andrew William Davies 1026 [2]
6 Hikaru Oka 1248 [2] : Mokshakar Brahmachari [1]
7 Tsukasa Oka 529 [1] : Ron Kuypers 1194 [2]

Patrick Byrom
11-10-2015, 06:00 PM
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Brodie McClymont 2427 [4.5] 1:0 Joshua Morris 1435 [3]
2 Tony Weller 1708 [3] 1:0 David Peter H Gray 1423 [4]
3 Roy Seabrook 1612 [3] 0:1 Hughston Parle 1537 [3]
4 Edwin Onilongo [2.5] 1:0 Mark C Stokes 1545 [2.5]
5 Don Hamilton 1445 [2] 1:0 Andrew William Davies 1026 [2]
6 Hikaru Oka 1248 [2] 1:0 Mokshakar Brahmachari [1]
7 Tsukasa Oka 529 [1] 1:0 Ron Kuypers 1194 [2]

Patrick Byrom
11-10-2015, 06:01 PM
No Name Rtg Group Total 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Brodie McClymont 2427 5.5 0:D 11:W 5:W 2:W 3:W 7:W
2 David Peter H Gray 1423 U1600 4 14:W 10:W 3:W 1:L 6:W 4:L
3 Hughston Parle 1537 U1600 4 13:W 7:W 2:L 8:W 1:L 6:W
4 Tony Weller 1708 4 8:D 5:L 7:W 12:W 10:D 2:W
5 Edwin Onilongo U1600 3.5 0:D 4:W 1:L 9:W 7:L 10:W
6 Roy Seabrook 1612 3 7:L 8:W 12:W 10:W 2:L 3:L
7 Joshua Morris 1435 U1600 3 6:W 3:L 4:L 14:W 5:W 1:L
8 Don Hamilton 1445 U1600 3 4:D 6:L 13:W 3:L 9:D 11:W
9 Hikaru Oka 1248 U1600 3 10:L 13:D 11:W 5:L 8:D 14:W
10 Mark C Stokes 1545 U1600 2.5 9:W 2:L 14:W 6:L 4:D 5:L
11 Andrew William Davies 1026 U1600 2 0:D 1:L 9:L 13:D 12:W 8:L
12 Tsukasa Oka 529 U1600 2 0:D 0:D 6:L 4:L 11:L 13:W
13 Ron Kuypers 1194 U1600 2 3:L 9:D 8:L 11:D 14:W 12:L
14 Mokshakar Brahmachari U1600 1 2:L 0:W 10:L 7:L 13:L 9:L

Brodie
12-10-2015, 10:13 PM
[Event "Grizzly weekender"]
[Site "Marist Rosalie"]
[Date "2015.10.11"]
[Round "6"]
[White "White Caviar"]
[Black "Joshua Morris"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "59"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15.
b3 Bg7 16. d5 Nc5 17. b4 Ncd7 18. a4 Nb6 19. a5 Nbxd5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Ra3 h6
22. h4 Ne7 23. h5 g5 24. Qd3 Bc8 25. Qh7+ Kf8 {I spent 15 minutes on this move
searching for a cool mate and then I saw it!} 26. Bxg5 hxg5 27. h6 Bf6 28. Bb3
Be6 {what a shame he didn't allow the pretty win} (28... d5 29. Nxe5 Be6 30.
Nh5 Ng8 31. Nc6 Qd7 32. Qg7+ Bxg7 33. hxg7#) 29. Bxe6 fxe6 30. Nxg5 1-0