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James Peirce
16-10-2015, 06:54 AM
No idea who else is playing yet but the Burnie Shines is on the 24th and 25th October.
Details on the TCA website

17-10-2015, 11:06 AM
Only a small field confirmed so far but there is a week to go and usually there is a few late entries.

Joshua Loh 2181
Ian Rout 1973
Reg Harvey 1644
Dylan Kuzmic 1602
Ian Little 1565
James Pierce 1539
Nigel Lewis 1499

17-10-2015, 11:10 AM
Burnie Shines Weekender 2015

Hosted by Burnie Chess Club


Havenview Primary School, Marriott Street, Burnie.


6 round Swiss. 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move per player.

•Sat 24th October 10:30 am, 12:45pm, 3 pm, 6 pm.
•Sun 25th October 9:30 am, 11:45 am


$55 waged, $50 concession, $25 U18, $20 U14, $5 discount if received by 17th of October. Entries on the day close 10 am (subject to equipment). If considering entering on the day please let us know.

TCA Levy:

Tasmanian players add $20 if not a current member of a club affiliated to the TCA


1st c. 40%, 2nd c. 20%, 3rd/U1700/U1500 c. 10% of prize pool, Female prize $30, U18 prize $50, U14 prize $30. Prizes other than 1st and 2nd subject to at least three eligible entries. Prize pool is all money received except running costs and levies.

D.O.P :

Ian Rout


To be appointed.


A player who is unable to play one of rounds 1-4 may be granted a half-point bye at our discretion - must ask before event starts.


FIDE Laws 2014 apply – ringing mobiles will incur automatic loss. Entrants agree to abide by all decisions of the organisers and arbiters. The organisers reserve the right to make any changes required.

Lunch will be catered for by the club on both days.

James Peirce
21-10-2015, 07:21 AM
I believe David Hughes is playing as well.

21-10-2015, 02:39 PM
10 Confirmed Entrants so far:

Joshua Loh 2181
Ian Rout 1973
Reg Harvey 1644
David Rolph 1608
Dylan Kuzmic 1602
David Hughes 1598
Charlie Rolph 1593
Ian Little 1565
James Pierce 1539
Nigel Lewis 1499

James Peirce
22-10-2015, 07:24 AM
10 Confirmed Entrants so far:

Joshua Loh 2181
Ian Rout 1973
Reg Harvey 1644
David Rolph 1608
Dylan Kuzmic 1602
David Hughes 1598
Charlie Rolph 1593
Ian Little 1565
James Pierce 1539
Nigel Lewis 1499
It's spelt Peirce last time i checked

Ian Rout
24-10-2015, 08:08 PM
Standings after 4 rounds.

Place Name Feder Loc Score

1 Loh, Joshua TAS 2181 3.5
2 Rout, Ian C TAS 1973 3
3-5 Rolph, David J TAS 1608 2.5
Little, Ian TAS 1565 2.5
Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1593 2.5
6-9 Kuzmic, Dylan TAS 1602 2
Hughes, David TAS 1598 2
Peirce, James TAS 1539 2
Rumley, William TAS 733 2
10 Lewis, Nigel TAS 1499 1
11 Harvey, Reg TAS 1644 0.5

Cross table.

No Name Total 1 2 3 4

1 Loh, Joshua 3.5 7:W 4:W 2:D 3:W
2 Rout, Ian C 3 5:W 6:W 1:D 8:D
3 Rolph, David J 2.5 8:W 9:W 6:D 1:L
4 Little, Ian 2.5 11:W 1:L 9:W 0:D
5 Rolph, Charlie W 2.5 2:L 7:W 10:W 6:D
6 Kuzmic, Dylan 2 10:W 2:L 3:D 5:D
7 Hughes, David 2 1:L 5:L 0:W 10:W
8 Peirce, James 2 3:L 0:W 11:D 2:D
9 Rumley, William 2 0:W 3:L 4:L 11:W
10 Lewis, Nigel 1 6:L 11:W 5:L 7:L
11 Harvey, Reg .5 4:L 10:L 8:D 9:L

PROVSIONAL draw for Round 5 (Sunday 9:30am).

No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Charlie W Rolph [2.5] : Joshua Loh [3.5]
2 Ian C Rout [3] : Ian Little [2.5]
3 David J Rolph [2.5] : David Hughes [2]
4 Dylan Kuzmic [2] : James Peirce [2]
5 William Rumley [2] : Nigel Lewis [1]
6 Reg Harvey [.5] 1:0 BYE

Kevin Bonham
24-10-2015, 08:52 PM
Will Rumley won the Tasmanian Under-12 last week with 9/9. I think Reg is his highest-rated victim to date, at least on Tasmanian soil.

Ian Rout
25-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Josh Loh won the 2015 Burnie Shines after a quick last-round draw.


Place Name Feder Loc Score

1 Loh, Joshua TAS 2181 5
2 Rout, Ian C TAS 1973 4.5
3 Rolph, David J TAS 1608 4
4-5 Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1593 3.5
Peirce, James TAS 1539 3.5
6-8 Kuzmic, Dylan TAS 1602 3
Hughes, David TAS 1598 3
Lewis, Nigel TAS 1499 3
9 Little, Ian TAS 1565 2.5
10 Rumley, William TAS 733 2
11 Harvey, Reg TAS 1644 1.5

Cross table

No Name Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Loh, Joshua 5 7:W 9:W 2:D 3:W 4:W 6:D
2 Rout, Ian C 4.5 4:W 6:W 1:D 5:D 9:W 3:D
3 Rolph, David J 4 5:W 10:W 6:D 1:L 7:W 2:D
4 Rolph, Charlie W 3.5 2:L 7:W 8:W 6:D 1:L 9:W
5 Peirce, James 3.5 3:L 0:W 11:D 2:D 6:D 10:W
6 Kuzmic, Dylan 3 8:W 2:L 3:D 4:D 5:D 1:D
7 Hughes, David 3 1:L 4:L 0:W 8:W 3:L 11:W
8 Lewis, Nigel 3 6:L 11:W 4:L 7:L 10:W 0:W
9 Little, Ian 2.5 11:W 1:L 10:W 0:D 2:L 4:L
10 Rumley, William 2 0:W 3:L 9:L 11:W 8:L 5:L
11 Harvey, Reg 1.5 9:L 8:L 5:D 10:L 0:W 7:L

25-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Impressed by young James Peirce's performance. Can we consider him as a future force in Tassie chess? The future will tell!
Frankly, I was expecting better from Ian Little. He understands chess and plays it well.
I am tempted to suggest that his many admin activities on State and Fed level have deprived him of valuable chess studying time.
On the other hand I am very impressed with his tireless volunteer efforts in promoting the game and assisting it its development.
I hope his services are taken under consideration in the decision making process of admin awards by ACF.

25-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Well said, Elliott - and well done also to Dylan (the new drawing master) Kuzmik - and of course to Joshua for actually winning the tournament.

Kevin Bonham
25-10-2015, 08:45 PM
Strong tournament for the Rolph brothers performing at 1866 (David) and 1793 (Charlie), though Dave did get a free king in round 1 (see shockers thread).

Joshua - who has actually been Tas #1 for two years (I incorrectly registered him as OS) will shed some ratings points but I don't think he takes his high ACF rating very seriously!

Sorry I couldn't make it up - primarily work reasons. Usually I can move my work around but with some of the lab work I am doing at the moment this isn't possible.

26-10-2015, 07:43 AM
Well played Josh. Just too strong.
The Rolph boys played very well, and were deserving of their prizes.
I was ordinary, with oversights in two games leading to very quick losses.
Fortunately Reg (I never offer a draw) Harvey, allowed me to trap his queen in round 6, allowing me too escape with 50%, but this included a bye.
Last weekender in tassy for me for a while.

James Peirce
26-10-2015, 09:17 AM
All my games from the Burnie Shines Tournament 2015( i had a bye in round 2)
Round 1 David Rolph vs James Peirce

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ Qxf6 6.Nf3 c5 7.Bg5 Qf5 8.dxc5
f6 9.Be3 Bxc5 10.Bd3 Qh5 11.Qe2 O-O 12.Rd1 Bxe3 13.Qxe3 Qa5+ 14.Rd2 Qxa2
15.O-O Qxb2 16.Nd4 Qb6 17.Re1 e5 18.Qe4 g6 19.Bc4+ Kg7 20.Rd3 Na6 21.Ne6+ Bxe6
22.Rb3 Nc5 23.Rxb6 Nxe4 24.Rxb7+ Kh6 25.Rxe4 f5 26.Rh4+ Kg5 27.Rbxh7 Bxc4
28.Rxc4 Rfd8 29.h4+ Kf6 30.Rc6+ {#r} 1-0
Round 3 James Peirce vs Reg Harvey

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bd3 c5 8.dxc5 dxc5
9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Bxd7+ Nxd7 11.Qd5 Nxe5 12.Qxc5 Nxf3+ 13.gxf3 Rc8 14.Qb5+ Qd7
15.Qxd7+ Kxd7 16.Bd2 Bxc3 17.O-O-O Bxd2+ 18.Rxd2+ Kc7 19.Re1 e6 20.Re3 Rcd8
21.Rc3+ Kb8 22.Rcd3 Rxd3 23.Rxd3 Rf8 24.Rd7 h6 25.Kd2 Kc8 26.Re7 Rd8+ 27.Ke3
Rd7 28.Re8+ Kc7 29.Ke4 Kd6 30.f4 f5+ 31.Kd4 b6 32.c4 g5 33.Rh8 g4 34.Rxh6 a6
35.Rh8 Rc7 36.Rd8+ Ke7 37.Ra8 Rd7+ 38.Kc3 Rc7 39.Kd4 Rd7+ 40.Ke5 b5 41.Rxa6
bxc4 42.Rxe6+ Kf7 43.Rc6 Ra7 44.Kxf5 Rxa2 45.Kxg4 Rxf2 46.h4 Rc2 47.h5 c3
48.Rc7+ Kf6 49.Rc6+ Kg7 50.Kf5 Rc1 51.Ke4 c2 52.Kf5 Rh1 53.Rc7+ Kh6 54.Rxc2
Rxh5+ 55.Kf6 Rh3 56.Rc8 Kh7 57.f5 Rf3 58.Rc7+ Kg8 59.Rg7+ Kf8 60.Rg5 Rf2
61.Rh5 Kg8 62.Kg6 Rg2+ 63.Kf6 Rf2 64.Rh1 Rf3 65.Ra1 Rf2 66.Ra7 Rf3 67.Re7 Kf8
68.Rb7 Kg8 69.Kg5 Rf1 70.f6 Rg1+ 71.Kf5 Rf1+ 72.Ke6 Re1+ 73.Kd5 Rd1+ 74.Ke4
Re1+ 75.Kd3 {#d} 1/2-1/2

Round 4 James Peirce vs Ian Rout
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3 exf4 4.exd5 Nf6 5.d4 Nxd5 6.Bc4 Be6 7.Bxd5 Qxd5 8.Nc3
Bb4 9.O-O Bxc3 10.bxc3 O-O 11.Bxf4 c5 12.Ng5 Nc6 13.Nxe6 Qxe6 14.d5 Qg6
15.dxc6 Qxc6 16.Qg4 Rfe8 17.Bg3 Re4 18.Qf5 f6 19.Rae1 Rae8 20.Rxe4 Rxe4 21.Re1
Rxe1+ 22.Bxe1 Qe8 23.Qd5+ Kh8 24.Kf2 b6 25.Qb7 h6 26.Qxa7 Qe4 27.Qxb6 Qxc2+
28.Kf1 Qd3+ 29.Kf2 Qc2+ 30.Kf3 Qd3+ 31.Kf2 {#d} 1/2-1/2

Round 5 Dylan Kuzmic vs James Peirce
1.e4 e6 2.f4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.d4 Nh6 8.c3 Be7
9.O-O Nf5 10.Bd2 Qb6 11.Qb3 Qc7 12.g4 Nh6 13.h3 f5 14.g5 Nf7 15.Rf2 a5 16.a4
Rb8 17.Na3 b5 18.axb5 c4 19.Qc2 Bxa3 20.Rxa3 Rxb5 21.Rf1 Qb6 22.Rb1 Rb3
23.Rxb3 cxb3 24.Qd1 Qb5 25.Be3 a4 26.Ra1 Qc4 27.Kf2 Bb5 28.Nd2 Qd3 29.Nf3 Qc4
30.Nd2 Qc6 31.Nf3 O-O 32.Nh4 Nh8 33.Kg3 Ng6 34.Nxg6 hxg6 35.h4 Kf7 36.Qd2 Rh8
37.Rc1 Qc4 38.Qd1 a3 39.bxa3 b2 40.Rb1 Qxc3 41.Qd2 Qxa3 42.Rxb2 Rb8 43.Kf2 Qa1
44.Qc1 {#d} 1/2-1/2 39....Qd3!! wins for black

Round 6 James Peirce vs William Rumley

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 d6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bd7 7.O-O g6 8.Be3 Bg7
9.f3 a6 10.Nd5 Nxd5 11.Bxd5 Qb6 12.Nf5 Qxb2 13.Rb1 Qf6 14.Nxg7+ Qxg7 15.Rxb7
f5 16.Qb1 Qc3 17.Bg5 fxe4 18.fxe4 e6 19.Rxd7 exd5 20.Qb7 Qd4+ 21.Kh1 Qe5
22.Qxc6 Qe6 23.Rd8# 1-0

26-10-2015, 01:00 PM
It was a great event. Not my best performance ever, but I'm hoping to recover for the Greg Hjorth this coming weekend.

It will be sad to see Josh leave, he's accepted a contract back home and will take that up in Feb next year, so this is likely his last tournament in Australia (at least for the foreseeable future). With Josh and Neil Markovitz gone, I think that will leave David Small as the state's top player. I think we'll need to entice him to Launceston for next year's State Open.

Thanks go to James Peirce who has already forwarded his games to me for the website and newsletter, I'll be typing up a report over the next couple of days and would appreciate as many games as possible.

I'm particularly keen to get a copy of Rumley v Harvey as that's a nice upset and a real feather in Will's cap. I think he's the most active junior player in the state and well on the way to becoming another Alastair Dyer; state champ while still a junior! Look out ratings points!

Ian Rout
26-10-2015, 03:14 PM
This is the crucial final round game D. Rolph - I. Rout.

At the start of the game the equation was that a draw guaranteed the players third and second places respectively (though subsequently the top board draw gave Black a shot at equal first with a win). Hence while both players appear to be making an effort they aren't too distraught at the outcome.

There was a feeling among spectators that Black should be better in the final position. Stockfish gives Black only a small edge with 34...Bd5 and 0.00 otherwise. Black's advantage lies mainly in the opportunity to push the pieces around forever waiting for White to blunder or zugzwang himself, which of course the computer doesn't get, but I didn't have the energy.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. e5 d5 6. Bb5 Ne4 7. Nxd4 Bd7 8.
Bxc6 bxc6 9. O-O Bc5 10. Be3 Bb6 11. Qe2 O-O 12. f3 Ng5 13. Nd2 c5 14. N4b3 d4
15. Bxg5 Qxg5 16. f4 Qg6 17. Nc4 Rae8 18. Qf2 Bf5 19. Rac1 f6 20. Nbd2 fxe5 21.
Nxe5 Qe6 22. Ndc4 Be4 23. Rce1 Qd5 24. Re2 Bf5 25. Qh4 Bc8 (25... Qxc4 26. Nxc4
Rxe2 {is at best a draw after} 27. Rf2 Re1+ 28. Rf1 Re2) 26. Rf3 Qd8 27. Qxd8
Rxd8 28. Nc6 Rde8 29. Rxe8 Rxe8 30. N6e5 Bf5 31. Rf2 c6 32. g4 Be6 33. Kf1 Bc7
34. f5 1/2-1/2

26-10-2015, 11:45 PM
Ian (Rout) can you send me through the Swiss perfect files so I can put the final tables in my report for the website?!


Ian Rout
27-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Ian (Rout) can you send me through the Swiss perfect files so I can put the final tables in my report for the website?!