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Kevin Bonham
21-12-2015, 04:08 PM
Launceston College 107-119 Paterson Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

The TCA is trialling a new format with longer time control games. Although the tournament is being hosted by Hobart International, it is being held in Launceston to ensure no-one faces long travel times.

Link to entry details and online entry: http://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/web-store/tasmanian-chess-open-lightning-2016-entry

ER
21-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Bump! It clashes with Begonia! :(
kudos for the website though! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
21-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Bump! It clashes with Begonia! :(

It always does alas. Unfortunately Tasmania has few whole-of-state long weekends.

ER
21-12-2015, 11:34 PM
It always does alas. ...

I know, I resisted playing at the new Begonia venue for a couple of years but I was brought to task :P by some of
my mates who sort of convinced me that enough 's bloody 'nough!
It would be a dreamy break coming to Tassie for this one though.
Imagine disembarking from the Spirit at Devonport, ferry across the Mersey to the city,
spending a couple of days there then the happy bus ride to beautiful Launceston to play chess!
Then spend 2-3 more days there wondering around the Tasmanian natural marvels.
Well, I can't make it but I strongly encourage those who for reason A or B
won't do the Ballarat gig, to pay a visit to Tassie for the Open.

phyrexianrook
11-02-2016, 09:14 AM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
2. Rolph, David J TAS 1638
3. Little, Ian TAS 1591
4. Mordue, Neil ACT 1391
5. Cox, Aidan

I'm confirming if Neil is the same Neil in the system or another person with the same name... we're still not used to having many interstate players register, this is exciting. Keep those entries coming, and for anyone wanting to combine accommodations to save on costs contact myself and/or Denis McMahon.

phyrexianrook
11-02-2016, 09:20 AM
THE TASMANIAN CHESS OPEN IS HOSTED BY THE HOBART INTERNATIONAL CHESS CLUB FOR THE TCA

THIS IS A CLASS 1 ACF GRAND PRIX EVENT


VENUE:

Launceston College 107-119 Paterson Street, Launceston, TAS 7250


FORMAT:

7 round Swiss. 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move per player from move 1.


SCHEDULE:

Friday the 11th of March:


Opening Ceremony - 7:00pm
Round 1 Start - 7:30pm


Saturday the 12th of March:


Round 2 Start - 9:00am
Round 3 Start - 2:00pm
Tasmanian Lighting Championships - 7:00pm


Sunday the 13th of March:


Round 4 Start - 9:00am
Round 5 Start - 2:00pm
TCA AGM - 7:00pm


Monday the 14th of March:


Round 6 Start - 9:00am
Round 7 Start - 2:00pm
Closing Ceremony - 6:00pm (or as soon as possible after the last game has concluded)



ENTRY:

Entry into this event is 100% online using the entry form here (http://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/tca-events/2016/3/11/tasmanian-open). This form will record your entry and send it straight to the director of play.

Cut off date for entries is WEDNESDAY the 9th of MARCH.

Entries on the day WILL NOT be accepted.


ENTRY FEES:


$55 waged
$50 concession
$30 U18
$25 U12


Entry fees may be paid on the day. $5 early bird discount if received by February 26th.

Pre-payments can be paid by credit card using the TCA Web Store, or can be transferred to*:

Account Name: Tasmanian Chess Association
BSB: 067400
Account #: 28030272


* Please ensure you enter your name in the description box when transferring payment to avoid delays or confusion.


TCA LEVY:

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


PRIZES:


1st c. 40%,
2nd c. 20%,
3rd c. 10%,
U1750 c. 10%,
U1500 c. 10%,
U18 $70,
U12 $50.


Prizes other than 1st and 2nd subject to at least three eligible entries. Prize pool is all money received except running costs and levies.


DIRECTOR OF PLAY:

Ian Little


ARBITERS:

Ian Little (Hobart) + 2 others to be appointed. Anyone wishing to act as an arbiter for this event should make themselves known to the D.O.P


HALF-POINT BYES:

Any player may take up to 2 half point byes in rounds 1 to 5. No half point byes will be given in rounds 6 or 7. All half point byes must be requested before the start of the event.


NOTES:

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.

Ian Rout
11-02-2016, 12:38 PM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
2. Rolph, David J TAS 1638
3. Little, Ian TAS 1591
4. Mordue, Neil ACT 1391
5. Cox, Aidan

I'm confirming if Neil is the same Neil in the system or another person with the same name... we're still not used to having many interstate players register, this is exciting. Keep those entries coming, and for anyone wanting to combine accommodations to save on costs contact myself and/or Denis McMahon.Neil played in Hobart last year so almost certainly the same one.

James Peirce
12-02-2016, 10:51 AM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
2. Rolph, David J TAS 1638
3. Little, Ian TAS 1591
4. Mordue, Neil ACT 1391
5. Cox, Aidan

I'm confirming if Neil is the same Neil in the system or another person with the same name... we're still not used to having many interstate players register, this is exciting. Keep those entries coming, and for anyone wanting to combine accommodations to save on costs contact myself and/or Denis McMahon.

Good to see Aidan Cox playing in a longer time control for the first time, he was always near the top in the chesskids tournaments.

phyrexianrook
15-02-2016, 10:33 AM
Denis McMahon and Ian Rout are the next competitors to register and use the online credit card payment facility.

That's 7 and counting!

phyrexianrook
17-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Denis McMahon and Ian Rout are the next competitors to register and use the online credit card payment facility.

That's 7 and counting!


No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rout, Ian C TAS 1949
2. McMahon, Denis TAS 1771
3. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
4. Rolph, David J TAS 1638
5. Little, Ian TAS 1591
6. Mordue, Neil ACT 1391
7. Berryman, Mitchell TAS
8. Cox, Aidan TAS
9. Waddingham, Thomas TAS

Some more new names entering the event, does anyone know if these guys are juniors who just aren't on the ACF ratings list?

I'm offering travel there and back as long as people are prepared to leave early-ish on the Friday, and airb'nb accommodation sharing to reduce costs as well.

idledim
18-02-2016, 01:14 PM
If anyone is travelling through Devonport on Friday 11/3 to get to this event - and/or returning via Devonport on Monday evening (14/3) - and is able to give me a lift, please let me know asap - thanks. Denis

Also: a reminder to Tasmanian members that the TCA AGM is scheduled for Sunday evening.

Kaitlin
18-02-2016, 01:34 PM
If anyone is travelling through Devonport on Friday 11/3 to get to this event - and/or returning via Devonport on Monday evening (14/3) - and is able to give me a lift, please let me know asap - thanks. Denis

Also: a reminder to Tasmanian members that the TCA AGM is scheduled for Sunday evening.

.... forgot to put "... travelling through Devon port 'with a air conditioned car, with a arm rest' on Friday..... "

James Peirce
19-02-2016, 09:17 AM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rout, Ian C TAS 1949
2. McMahon, Denis TAS 1771
3. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
4. Rolph, David J TAS 1638
5. Little, Ian TAS 1591
6. Mordue, Neil ACT 1391
7. Berryman, Mitchell TAS
8. Cox, Aidan TAS
9. Waddingham, Thomas TAS

Some more new names entering the event, does anyone know if these guys are juniors who just aren't on the ACF ratings list?

I'm offering travel there and back as long as people are prepared to leave early-ish on the Friday, and airb'nb accommodation sharing to reduce costs as well.Both Aidan Cox and Thomas Waddingham do or have played in chesskids tournaments and both haven't played in adult tournaments yet as far as i know.

Ian Rout
19-02-2016, 10:50 AM
Both Aidan Cox and Thomas Waddingham do or have played in chesskids tournaments and both haven't played in adult tournaments yet as far as i know.
Aidan has played at Burnie CC in Rapid events so is in the rating system, though unrated at the longer time control.

squashaddict
26-02-2016, 10:53 AM
Aidan has played at Burnie CC in Rapid events so is in the rating system, though unrated at the longer time control.

Aidan Cox here, I have never played at the BCC, unless the Chesskids 15+0 Swiss tournaments count

phyrexianrook
26-02-2016, 12:32 PM
Aidan Cox here, I have never played at the BCC, unless the Chesskids 15+0 Swiss tournaments count

unfortunately any chesskids tournaments or inter-school games that are rated on Tornello don't count to the ACF ratings. Also, anything under 60 minutes will be counted to the ACF rapid rating, not the classical.

Look forward to seeing you there.

LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS. REGISTRATIONS AFTER TODAY WILL BE FULL PRICE. REMINDER YOU CANNOT REGISTER ON THE DAY, JUMP ONLINE AND REGISTER ON OR BEFORE THE 9TH OF MARCH!!!

squashaddict
26-02-2016, 01:12 PM
Have any more players registered? The last I saw there were 9 confirmed.

Ian Rout
26-02-2016, 03:11 PM
Sorry about that, I got the wrong Aidan. My subconscious confused you with another one (actually an Aiden) who I understood might be playing.

Kevin Bonham
26-02-2016, 05:14 PM
I'm still unsure if I'm playing this year or not because of a clash with another, non-chess, event.

phyrexianrook
29-02-2016, 12:32 PM
I'm still unsure if I'm playing this year or not because of a clash with another, non-chess, event.

NOOooooooo!

There is a lift and a fun weekend of bunking in with Denis and me, I'll even bring Pawn Sacrifice so we can play like Fischer, without the madness...

phyrexianrook
07-03-2016, 09:11 AM
Latest player list! Remember, registrations close Wednesday at midnight.

I'm confirming that Lucian Stefko is Luke Stefko, I think the names are too similar not to be the same.

A good crowd and lots of new names as well as interstate travellers. We're hoping KB can make it up, and some more people from Burnie will be able to make the trip down. I've got 2 seats in the car leaving on Friday afternoon between 12 and 1, and coming back as soon as things are finished on the Monday if people need a lift. Also, Denis and I are combining accommodations for anyone wanting to save on that front, just let us know if you want in.


No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rout, Ian C TAS 1949
2. McMahon, Denis TAS 1771
3. Stefko, Luke VIC 1770
4. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
5. Rolph, David J TAS 1638
6. Little, Ian TAS 1591
7. Oswald, Franz VIC 1492
8. Mordue, Neil ACT 1391
9. Rumley, William TAS 873
10. Berryman, Mitchell TAS
11. Cox, Aidan TAS
12. Waddingham, Thomas TAS

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2016, 02:12 PM
I'm playing. There was a clash with a possible field trip that was looking especially interesting but became less so.

squashaddict
07-03-2016, 09:59 PM
Where exactly in the college will the tournament be held?

Tony Dowden
08-03-2016, 10:58 PM
I'm playing. There was a clash with a possible field trip that was looking especially interesting but became less so.
Stop teasing the fans! All the best for another title :)

phyrexianrook
09-03-2016, 10:26 AM
Where exactly in the college will the tournament be held?

The events will be held in the Main Hall. There will be plenty of signs.

phyrexianrook
09-03-2016, 10:28 AM
The latest list with Kevin and Martin being added. I've also adjusted the ratings with the release of the March list.


No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rout, Ian C TAS 1948
2. Bonham, Kevin TAS 1858
3. McMahon, Denis TAS 1781
4. Stefko, Luke VIC 1770
5. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
6. Rolph, David J TAS 1652
7. Little, Ian TAS 1550
8. Oswald, Franz VIC 1465
9. Mordue, Neil ACT 1425
10. Rumley, William TAS 1017
11. Berryman, Mitchell TAS
12. Cox, Aidan TAS
13. Friebe, Martin TAS
14. Waddingham, Thomas TAS

Registrations close at Midnight, last chance, see you on the weekend.

phyrexianrook
10-03-2016, 08:42 AM
2 late entries yesterday brings the final field to 16!


No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Rout, Ian C TAS 1948
2. Bonham, Kevin TAS 1858
3. McMahon, Denis TAS 1781
4. Stefko, Luke VIC 1770
5. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689
6. Rolph, David J TAS 1652
7. Harvey, Reg TAS 1551
8. Little, Ian TAS 1550
9. Oswald, Franz VIC 1465
10. Mordue, Neil ACT 1425
11. Rumley, William TAS 1017
12. Berryman, Mitchell TAS
13. Cox, Aidan TAS
14. Friebe, Martin TAS
15. Tryambake, Sara TAS
16. Waddingham, Thomas TAS

First round pairings are as follows, depending on if Ian picks white or black

If Ian picks White...

No Name Result Name

1 Rout, I (1) : Oswald, F (9)
2 Mordue, N (10) : Bonham, K (2)
3 McMahon, D (3) : Rumley, W (11)
4 Berryman, M (12) : Stefko, L (4)
5 Rolph, C (5) : Cox, A (13)
6 Friebe, M (14) : Rolph, D (6)
7 Harvey, R (7) : Tryambake, S (15)
8 Waddingham, T (16) : Little, I (8)

and if Ian picks Black...

No Name Result Name

1 Oswald, F (9) : Rout, I (1)
2 Bonham, K (2) : Mordue, N (10)
3 Rumley, W (11) : McMahon, D (3)
4 Stefko, L (4) : Berryman, M (12)
5 Cox, A (13) : Rolph, C (5)
6 Rolph, D (6) : Friebe, M (14)
7 Tryambake, S (15) : Harvey, R (7)
8 Little, I (8) : Waddingham, T (16)



The event will be held in the main hall of Launceston College, signs will be posted.

Score books and pens will be provided, in lieu of carbon backed score sheets, players will be required to hand in their score books so games can be recorded. Players will be provided with a PGN of all games at the conclusion of the event, and if they wish it, the original score book will be returned to them. More information on this will be provided at the opening ceremony.

While I will be the chief arbiter and DOP for the event, I'm now calling for 2 nominations for additional arbiters. I would ideally like 1 arbiter from the DCC, and one from the BCC, but anyone may nominate. You may post your nominations here, or make them known at the appropriate time before the first round.

Anyone seeking a bye in the first round MUST notify me before the start of the first round, if notification is not given you'll be included in the draw and forfeit.

The Forfeit time for this event will be 30 minutes past the allocated start time. So for round one, that's 8pm.

Good Luck, and see everyone tomorrow night.

idledim
10-03-2016, 08:57 AM
Looking forward to it / happy to be drafted as the DCC Arbiter -

phyrexianrook
10-03-2016, 08:58 AM
Registrations for the lightning are as follows


No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. McMahon, Denis TAS 1928
2. Bonham, Kevin TAS 1853
3. Rolph, David J TAS 1775
4. Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1720
5. Harvey, Reg TAS 1702
6. Little, Ian TAS 1469
7. Rumley, William TAS 1121
8. Rumley, Rebecca TAS 468
9. Berryman, Mitchell TAS
10. Cox, Aidan TAS
11. Friebe, Martin TAS
12. Waddingham, Thomas TAS

Entries for this event will stay open until the start of the event.

phyrexianrook
10-03-2016, 08:58 AM
Looking forward to it / happy to be drafted as the DCC Arbiter -

Thanks, much appreciated :)

Ian Rout
10-03-2016, 09:52 AM
First round pairings are as follows, depending on if Ian picks white or black.

I'm happy for you to toss a coin and announce the whole draw now - it seems inconsistent for people to know their opponent for two days but only find out the colour with ten minutes warning.

Or if you want me to call then I'll choose heads.

phyrexianrook
10-03-2016, 12:32 PM
I'm happy for you to toss a coin and announce the whole draw now - it seems inconsistent for people to know their opponent for two days but only find out the colour with ten minutes warning.

Or if you want me to call then I'll choose heads.

By that Logic, and with the following rule of Heads = White, Tails = Black, by virtue of the coin toss, Ian has White for the first round.

First round as follows


No Name Result Name

1 Rout, I (1) : Oswald, F (9)
2 Mordue, N (10) : Bonham, K (2)
3 McMahon, D (3) : Rumley, W (11)
4 Berryman, M (12) : Stefko, L (4)
5 Rolph, C (5) : Cox, A (13)
6 Friebe, M (14) : Rolph, D (6)
7 Harvey, R (7) : Tryambake, S (15)
8 Waddingham, T (16) : Little, I (8)

idledim
10-03-2016, 01:36 PM
What does Will usually play against 1.g4?

Kaitlin
10-03-2016, 02:19 PM
What does Will usually play against 1.g4?

Black pieces

phyrexianrook
11-03-2016, 09:07 AM
An unfortunate injury has meant that Reg Harvey has had to withdraw.

This means we will now have 1 bye each round and the first round pairings have changed to:


No Name Result Name

1 Rout, I (1) : Oswald, F (8)
2 Mordue, N (9) : Bonham, K (2)
3 McMahon, D (3) : Rumley, W (10)
4 Berryman, M (11) : Stefko, L (4)
5 Rolph, C (5) : Cox, A (12)
6 Friebe, M (13) : Rolph, D (6)
7 Little, I (7) : Tryambake, S (14)
8 Waddingham, T (15) 1:0 BYE

Assuming there are no further unfortunate withdrawals, the prize pool will be:

1st $280
2nd $140
3rd $70
U1750 $70
U1500 $70
Junior $65

There are 3 people in each of the divisions that are not 1st, 2nd, or, 3rd. However, these prizes will be subject to change depending on the final results.

squashaddict
11-03-2016, 03:51 PM
I've been training hard for this event! At least 50 hyperbullet (30 secs) games per day plus a few 3 minute games thrown in. To quote Jan Gustafsson "I'll crush you all"

phyrexianrook
11-03-2016, 10:41 PM
First round results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [0] 1:0 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [0]
2 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [0] 0:1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [0]
3 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [0] 0:1 William Rumley (10) 1017 [0]
4 Mitchell Berryman (11) [0] 0:1 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [0]
5 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0] 0:1 Aidan Cox (12) [0]
6 Martin Friebe (13) [0] 1:0 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [0]
7 Ian Little (7) 1550 [0] 1:0 Sara Tryambake (14) [0]
8 Thomas Waddingham (15) [0] 1:0 BYE

2 major upsets with Aidan Cox getting over Charlie Rolph, and William Rumley toppling Denis McMahon.

Round 2 pairings are


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 William Rumley (10) 1017 [1] : Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [1]
2 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [1] : Martin Friebe (13) [1]
3 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [1] : Thomas Waddingham (15) [1]
4 Aidan Cox (12) [1] : Ian Little (7) 1550 [1]
5 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [0] : Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [0]
6 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [0] : Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0]
7 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [0] : Mitchell Berryman (11) [0]
8 Sara Tryambake (14) [0] 1:0 BYE

Thebes
11-03-2016, 10:47 PM
The major upset with Aidan Cox might be an upset on paper but Aidan has been preparing with GM's, IM's and CM's everyday before this tournament.
Been watching most of his games online.

squashaddict
11-03-2016, 10:50 PM
The major upset with Aidan Cox might be an upset on paper but Aidan has been preparing with GM's, IM's and CM's everyday before this tournament.
Been watching most of his games online.

Don't forget my hyperbullet practice! Really came to the fore in this game.

Kevin Bonham
11-03-2016, 11:11 PM
Mordue - Bonham. Annotation later maybe but a pretty typical Bonham game really .... (I was unwell today but I seemed to play only as badly as usual)

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 b6 8.0-0 Bb7 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Bxe7 Nxe7 11.Ne4 Nf6 12.Rc1 Nxe4 13.Bxe4 f5 14.Bb1 0-0 15.a3 Qd6 16.Ba2 Nd5 17.Re1 Rf6 18.Ne5 Ne7 19.b4 Rc8 20.Qe2 Ng6 21.f4 Rff8 22.Nc4 Qd7 23.Red1 Rfe8 24.Ne5 Qe7 25.Qh5 Qf6 26.Rc2 Ne7 27.Nd7 Qg6 28.Qxg6 Nxg6 29.g3 Kf7 30.Ne5+ Nxe5 31.dxe5 Red8 32.Rcd2 Rxd2 33.Rxd2 Rc7 34.Rd6 Bc8 35.Kf2 Bd7 36.Ke2 Ke7 37.Bc4 c5 38.b5 Rc8 39.Kd3 Rb8 40.e4 g6 41.h3 Rg8 42.g4 fxe4+ 43.Kxe4 h5 44.f5 gxf5+ 45.gxf5 exf5+ 46.Kf4 Rg2 47.Rf6 Rc2 48.Bd5 Rd2 49.Bf7 c4 50.Bxh5 c3 51.Rf7+ Kd8 52.Rf8+ Kc7 53.Rf7 c2 54.e6 c1=Q 55.Kxf5 Qc5+ 56.Kg6 Rd6 57.Bg4 Qxb5 0-1

squashaddict
11-03-2016, 11:32 PM
If my memory hasn't completely failed me this is my game with Charlie.

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d4 a6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 b5 8. Bb3 Bb7 9. f3 c5 10. dxc5 Qxd1+ 11. Rxd1 Nbd7 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Bxd5 14. Rxd5 e6 15. Rxd7 Kxd7 16. b4 a5 17. a3 axb4 18. axb4 Ra4 19. c3 g5 20. Bg3 Bg7 21. Kd2 Ra2+ 22. Kd3 Rxg2 23. Ne2 Ra8 24. Rd1 Kc6 25. Nd4+ Bxd4 26. Kxd4 Rxg3 27. Ke5 Rxf3 28. Rd6+ Kc7 29. c4 bxc4 30. b5 Rf5+ 31. Kd4 Rd5+ 32. Rxd5 exd5 0-1

phyrexianrook
12-03-2016, 12:03 PM
Round 2 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 William Rumley (10) 1017 [1] 0:1 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [1]
2 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [1] 1:0 Martin Friebe (13) [1]
3 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [1] 1:0 Thomas Waddingham (15) [1]
4 Aidan Cox (12) [1] 0:1 Ian Little (7) 1550 [1]
5 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [0] 1:0 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [0]
6 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [0] 1:0 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0]
7 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [0] 1:0 Mitchell Berryman (11) [0]
8 Sara Tryambake (14) [0] 1:0 BYE

Round 3 Pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [2] : Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [2]
2 Ian Little (7) 1550 [2] : Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [2]
3 Aidan Cox (12) [1] : David J Rolph (6) 1652 [1]
4 Martin Friebe (13) [1] : Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [1]
5 Sara Tryambake (14) [1] : Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [1]
6 Thomas Waddingham (15) [1] : William Rumley (10) 1017 [1]
7 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [0] : Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0]
8 Mitchell Berryman (11) [0] 1:0 BYE

Kevin Bonham
12-03-2016, 12:18 PM
Bonham - Friebe. Black has a 2071 FIDE rating but has not played for a long time.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Be3 e5 7.c4 [Just 7.Nxe5 as 7...Nxe5 8.dxe5 Qxd1+ (8...Qxe5 9.Bb5+) ] 7...Qd6 8.d5 Nd4 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.h3 Bd7 11.Bd3 h6 12.Nd2 Qc7 13.Nde4 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 0-0-0 15.Bxd4 exd4 16.0-0 f5 17.Ng3 g6 18.Re1 Bd6 19.Qf3 Rde8 20.Re2 Rxe2 21.Nxe2 Re8 22.b4 cxb4 23.Rc1 Qc5 24.h4 Bc7 25.h5 Qd6 26.g3 Rg8 27.Nxd4 [27.c5 Qe5 28.c6 Be8 29.cxb7+ Kb8] 27...Qf6 28.Ne2 gxh5 29.c5 Kb8 30.d6 Bd8 31.Bc4 Rg7 32.Bd5 f4 33.Qxf4 Qxf4 34.Nxf4 h4 35.Kh2 hxg3+ 36.fxg3 Bg5 37.Rb1 Bxf4 38.gxf4 a5 39.Rf1 [39.Re1] 39...Bc6 40.Bxc6 bxc6 41.Re1 Kc8 42.f5 Kd7 43.f6 Rf7 44.Kg3 a4 45.Rb1 Rxf6 46.Rxb4 Rf5 47.Rc4 a3 48.Rc3 Rd5 49.Kg4 h5+ 50.Kh4 Re5 51.Kg3 Ke6 52.Kf4 Rd5 53.Ke4 Rg5 54.Kf4 Rd5 55.Ke4 h4 56.Kf4 Kf6? 57.Kg4 Rd4+ draw offered. 58.Kh3 Rd5 59.Kxh4 Ke6 60.Kg4 Rd4+ 61.Kf3 Rd5 62.Ke4 Kd7 63.Ke3 Ke6 64.Rd3 Re5+ 65.Kd4 Rh5 66.Kc4 Kd7 67.Kb4 Rh4+ 68.Kb3 1-0

Kevin Bonham
12-03-2016, 03:06 PM
Little - Bonham

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Nf3 0-0 7.Qc2 b6 8.b3 Bb7 9.Bd3 c5 10.0-0 Rc8 11.Qb2 Re8 [11...dxc4 12.Bxc4 Bxf3 13.gxf3 cxd4 wrecking white's pawn structure] 12.cxd5 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Nxd5 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Nxd5 Bxd5 16.Rfc1 Nc5 17.Bf1 Bb7 [17...e5] 18.Qa3 a5 19.Rd1 Qf6 20.g3?? e5 21.Bh3 exd4 22.Bxc8 Rxc8 0-1

phyrexianrook
12-03-2016, 05:45 PM
Results for round 3


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [2] 1:0 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [2]
2 Ian Little (7) 1550 [2] 0:1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [2]
3 Aidan Cox (12) [1] 0:1 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [1]
4 Martin Friebe (13) [1] 1:0 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [1]
5 Sara Tryambake (14) [1] 0:1 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [1]
6 Thomas Waddingham (15) [1] 1:0 William Rumley (10) 1017 [1]
7 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [0] 1:0 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0]
8 Mitchell Berryman (11) [0] 1:0 BYE

Pairings for Round 4


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [3] : Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [3]
2 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [2] : Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [2]
3 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [2] : Thomas Waddingham (15) [2]
4 Martin Friebe (13) [2] : Ian Little (7) 1550 [2]
5 Mitchell Berryman (11) [1] : Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [1]
6 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [1] : Aidan Cox (12) [1]
7 William Rumley (10) 1017 [1] : Sara Tryambake (14) [1]
8 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0] 1:0 BYE

phyrexianrook
12-03-2016, 09:24 PM
The 2016 Tasmanian Lightning Championship was taken out by Martin Friebe, but because Martin hasn't been in Tassie for 12 months yet, he wasn't eligible for the title. So, while winning with a picket fence of 10 out of 10, and taking home the prize money, the title went to second place getter and defending champions Denis McMahon


Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score

1 Friebe, Martin TAS 2071 10
2 McMahon, Denis TAS 1928 8
3 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1853 7
4 Rolph, David J TAS 1775 6
5-7 Cox, Aidan TAS 5
Little, Ian TAS 1469 5
Waddingham, Thomas TAS 5
8 Rumley, William TAS 1121 4.5
9 Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1720 2.5
10 Rumley, Rebecca TAS 468 2
11 Berryman, Mitchell TAS 0


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

1 Friebe, Martin 2071 10 * W W W W W W W W W W
2 McMahon, Denis 1928 8 L * W L W W W W W W W
3 Bonham, Kevin 1853 7 L L * W L W W W W W W
4 Rolph, David J 1775 6 L W L * L W L W W W W
5 Cox, Aidan 5 L L W W * L W L L W W
6 Little, Ian 1469 5 L L L L W * W L W W W
7 Waddingham, Thomas 5 L L L W L L * W W W W
8 Rumley, William 1121 4.5 L L L L W W L * D W W
9 Rolph, Charlie W 1720 2.5 L L L L W L L D * L W
10 Rumley, Rebecca 468 2 L L L L L L L L W * W
11 Berryman, Mitchell 0 L L L L L L L L L L *

Kevin Bonham
13-03-2016, 06:21 AM
Lost to Aidan by illegal move in a won rook ending, lost to Denis by one tempo in a really good game, loss to Martin was one-sided after I blundered a pawn then tried to trap his queen with a spectacular lack of success (this one was filmed so should be available later.) Martin had a couple of close games against Denis (win by 4 seconds) and Dave.

Kevin Bonham
13-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Bonham - Rout. It doesn't matter that I am always white against Ian (nine times in eight classic and one rapid games now) because you can count on me to lose at least one tempo in the first 15 moves about half the time.

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 g6 4.0-0 Bg7 5.c4 0-0 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.Rb1 I know this is an idea in some of these lines but here I am mixing up variations and it's not good at all! 7...d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.a3?? Seriously ... 9...Bf5 10.Ra1 [10.d3 Bxc3] 10...Nc7 11.d3 e5 Strangely the box considers this equal but I was too busy sulking. 12.Be3 [12.Ng5] 12...Nd4 13.Rc1 Rc8 14.Nh4 Be6 15.Bxb7 Rb8 16.Bg2 Rxb2 17.Bxd4? Underestimating black's resources here. 17...cxd4 18.Ne4 Nd5 19.Rc2 Rxc2 20.Qxc2 Qe7 21.Qc5 Qxc5 22.Nxc5 Nc3 23.e3 Bg4 24.Bf3 Bh3 25.Bg2 Bxg2 26.Kxg2 Rc8 27.exd4 exd4 28.Nb3 Rb8 29.Nd2 Rb2 30.Nc4 Rb3 31.Re1 Bf6 32.Re8+ Kg7 33.Ra8 [33.Nf3 white might even be better 33...Na4 34.Ra8 and now not 34...Rxd3 35.Rxa7 Nc5 36.Nd6] 33...Nd5 34.Rxa7 Bxh4 35.gxh4 Nf4+ [35...Rxd3 36.Rxf7+ with a drawn knight ending] 36.Kf3 Nxd3 37.Ke4 Nxf2+ 38.Kxd4 Rh3 39.a4 Rxh2 40.a5 Rxh4+ 41.Kd5 Nd3 42.Nd6 [42.a6 Rh5+ 43.Kd4 Nb4 44.Kc3 a hard move to find to draw] 42...Nb4+ 43.Kc5 Rf4 44.Rxf7+ Rxf7 45.Nxf7 Na6+ Everything else loses. 46.Kb6 Kxf7 47.Kxa6 g5 48.Kb5 g4 49.a6 g3 50.a7 g2 51.a8=Q g1=Q 52.Qd5+ Kf6 This is drawn but very kind of Ian to offer the draw and not make me prove it. 1/2-1/2

Kaitlin
13-03-2016, 01:02 PM
Bonham - Rout. It doesn't matter that I am always white against Ian (nine times in eight classic and one rapid games now) because you can count on me to lose at least one tempo in the first 15 moves about half the time.

After all those games, Ian no longer thinks "should I add in a tempo drop from Kev in my prep"... he just adds it :) .... rofl

Kevin Bonham
13-03-2016, 03:10 PM
Stefko - Bonham

1.c4 e6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.b3 Nbd7 7.Be2 c6 [Maybe 7...b6 ] 8.0-0 b6 9.Bb2 Bb7 10.Rc1 c5 11.Bd3 Ne4 12.Qe2 [12.cxd5 Nxc3 13.Bxc3 Bxd5 14.Qc2 f5] 12...Ndf6 13.Nd2?! Nxd2 14.Qxd2 Kh8 15.Rfd1 cxd4 16.exd4 dxc4 17.Bxc4 [17.bxc4 Qxd4 was actually a fake threat because 18.Nd5 I had miscalculated and thought I could take this with the queen! 18...Qc5 19.Nxf6 Bxf6 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Qh6 f5 22.Qf6+ is highly unpleasant] 17...Rc8 18.Qe2 Nd5 19.Ba6?? Bxa6 20.Qxa6 Bg5 White resigns An early resignation but black gets the exchange and the compensation in view of this line (which I saw) 21.Nxd5 Bxc1 22.Bxc1 Qxd5 23.Qxa7 Qxd4 0-1

Kevin Bonham
13-03-2016, 03:36 PM
Friebe defeats McMahon and goes to 4/5. Unlucky for McMahon who at one stage was a whole rook up but the position was very sharp and he found a few disaster moves.

phyrexianrook
13-03-2016, 04:56 PM
Round 4 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [3] .5:.5 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [3]
2 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [2] 1:0 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [2]
3 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [2] 1:0 Thomas Waddingham (15) [2]
4 Martin Friebe (13) [2] 1:0 Ian Little (7) 1550 [2]
5 Mitchell Berryman (11) [1] 0:1 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [1]
6 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [1] 0:1 Aidan Cox (12) [1]
7 William Rumley (10) 1017 [1] 1:0 Sara Tryambake (14) [1]
8 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [0] 1:0 BYE

Round 5 Pairings and results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [3.5] 1:0 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [3]
2 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [3] 0:1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [3.5]
3 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [2] 0:1 Martin Friebe (13) [3]
4 Ian Little (7) 1550 [2] 1:0 William Rumley (10) 1017 [2]
5 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [2] .5:.5 Aidan Cox (12) [2]
6 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [1] 0:1 Thomas Waddingham (15) [2]
7 Sara Tryambake (14) [1] 0:1 Mitchell Berryman (11) [1]
8 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [1] 1:0 BYE

Round 6 Pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Martin Friebe (13) [4] : Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [4.5]
2 Thomas Waddingham (15) [3] : Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [4.5]
3 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [3] : Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [3]
4 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [2.5] : Ian Little (7) 1550 [3]
5 Aidan Cox (12) [2.5] : Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [2]
6 Mitchell Berryman (11) [2] : Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [2]
7 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [1] : Sara Tryambake (14) [1]
8 William Rumley (10) 1017 [2] 1:0 BYE

Ian Rout
13-03-2016, 07:38 PM
9...Bf5 10.Ra1 [10.d3 Bxc3] 10...Nc7 ]The computer points out that after 9...Bf5 White can play 10.d3, meeting 10...Bxc3 with 11.e4. In fact both 10.d3 and 10.Ra1 have happened a few times before on my database. The first new move is 10...Nc7 which at the time I thought was quite good but Stockfish isn't impressed.

Kevin Bonham
13-03-2016, 08:02 PM
The computer points out that after 9...Bf5 White can play 10.d3, meeting 10...Bxc3 with 11.e4. In fact both 10.d3 and 10.Ra1 have happened a few times before on my database. The first new move is 10...Nc7 which at the time I thought was quite good but Stockfish isn't impressed.

Yes, my version sees the d3 line too but has white winding up down a pawn with little compensation, which may or may not be as bad as losing two tempi.

Kevin Bonham
14-03-2016, 10:41 AM
Waddingham - Bonham

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.f4?! cxd4 [5...Qb6 is better] 6.cxd4 Qb6 7.Nf3 Nh6 8.Nc3 Nf5 9.Bb5 Bd7 10.Bxc6 bxc6 [10...Qxc6] 11.g4 Nh6 12.h3 c5 13.Rb1 cxd4 14.Nxd4 Bb4 [14...Rc8] 15.Be3 Qa5 16.Bd2 [16.0-0! since 16...Bxc3 17.bxc3 Qxc3 18.Rb3 with massive compensation] 16...Qc5 17.Nb3?! [17.Nce2][17.Nc2 Bxc3 18.Bxc3 0-0] 17...Qc4 18.Qc2?? d4 19.Nxd4 [19.Qe4 Bc6] 19...Qxd4 20.Ne2 Qxd2+ [20...Qd5!] 21.Qxd2 Bxd2+ 22.Kxd2 Ng8 23.Nd4 Ne7 24.Rhf1 0-0 25.h4 Rfd8 26.Ke3 Nc6 27.Nf3 Nb4 28.Rbc1 Nxa2 29.Rc7 Nb4 30.Rb7 Nd5+ 31.Kd2 Bc6 32.Rb3 Nxf4+ 33.Kc1 Nd3+ 34.Kb1 Bxf3 35.Rxf3 Nxe5 36.Rf1 Nc4 37.Rf2 Nd2+ 38.Rxd2 Rxd2 39.Kc1 Rad8 40.Rb7 R2d7 41.Rb3 Rd1+ 42.Kc2 R8d2+ 43.Kc3 Rd3+ 44.Kc2 Rxb3 45.Kxb3 Rd4 46.Kc3 Rxg4 47.b3 Rxh4 48.b4 Rxb4 49.Kxb4 h5 0-1

phyrexianrook
14-03-2016, 11:09 AM
Round 6 Results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Martin Friebe (13) [4] 1:0 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [4.5]
2 Thomas Waddingham (15) [3] 0:1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [4.5]
3 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [3] .5:.5 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [3]
4 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [2.5] 1:0 Ian Little (7) 1550 [3]
5 Aidan Cox (12) [2.5] 0:1 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [2]
6 Mitchell Berryman (11) [2] 0:1 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [2]
7 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [1] 1:0 Sara Tryambake (14) [1]
8 William Rumley (10) 1017 [2] 1:0 BYE

Luke Stefko is taking a 0 point Bye in the last round, we're just double checking the pairings for the last round.

phyrexianrook
14-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Kevin Bonham enhanced Round 7 pairings... Vega... I hate Vega...


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [5.5] : David J Rolph (6) 1652 [3.5]
2 Martin Friebe (13) [5] : Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [3.5]
3 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [4.5] : Ian Little (7) 1550 [3]
4 Thomas Waddingham (15) [3] : Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [3]
5 William Rumley (10) 1017 [3] : Aidan Cox (12) [2.5]
6 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [3] : Sara Tryambake (14) [1]
7 Mitchell Berryman (11) [2] : Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [2]
8 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [3.5] 0:0 BYE

Kevin Bonham
14-03-2016, 04:37 PM
Kevin Bonham enhanced grovel after stuffing the opening again!

Bonham - D Rolph

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.0-0 e6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Re1 d5 7.d3 Bd6 8.e5 Bc7 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 f5 12.h4 h6 [12...f4 13.Bh2 (13.Nxg5 fxg3 14.Qh5+ Kd7 is insufficient) 13...g4 14.Nfd2 Qxh4 15.Bxf4 Ne7 and white is in lots of trouble] 13.Nfd2 Qe7 14.Qh5+ Qf7 15.Qxf7+ Kxf7 16.hxg5?! hxg5 17.f4 gxf4 18.Bxf4 Rb8 19.b3 Ne7 20.Nf3 Bd7 21.Nc3 Rb4 22.Bd2 [22.g3] 22...Rg4 23.Kf2 Rhg8 24.Rg1 Ng6 25.Rae1 Ba5 26.Na4 Bxd2 27.Nxd2 Nf4 28.Nxc5 Bc8 29.Rc1 Rxg2+ 30.Rxg2 Rxg2+ 31.Kf3 Rxd2 32.Kxf4 Rh2 33.Kf3 Ke7 34.b4 Bd7 35.Rg1 Be8 36.Rg2 Rh1 37.c3 Bh5+ 38.Ke3 Bg4 39.d4 Re1+ 40.Kd3 Rd1+ 41.Ke3 Re1+ 42.Kd3 Rf1 43.Rh2 Rf3+ 44.Kd2 Bh3 45.Nd3 Kf7 46.Nf2 Bg4 47.Rg2 Bh5 48.Rh2 Kg6 49.Rg2+ Kh6 50.Nd3 Bf7 51.Rh2+ Kg7 52.Rg2+ Kh6 Maybe white can try to win this but I wasn't interested as black's passer scares me. 1/2-1/2

I tied for first with Martin.

phyrexianrook
14-03-2016, 04:37 PM
Last round results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Kevin Bonham (2) 1858 [5.5] .5:.5 David J Rolph (6) 1652 [3.5]
2 Martin Friebe (13) [5] 1:0 Neil Mordue (9) 1425 [3.5]
3 Ian C Rout (1) 1948 [4.5] .5:.5 Ian Little (7) 1550 [3]
4 Thomas Waddingham (15) [3] 0:1 Denis McMahon (3) 1781 [3]
5 William Rumley (10) 1017 [3] 0:1 Aidan Cox (12) [2.5]
6 Franz Oswald (8) 1465 [3] 1:0 Sara Tryambake (14) [1]
7 Mitchell Berryman (11) [2] 0:1 Charlie W Rolph (5) 1689 [2]
8 Luke Stefko (4) 1770 [3.5] 0:0 BYE

Kevin Bonham claimed his 10th Tasmanian Open win (7th tied for first)

Martin Friebe claimed the title as well finishing with a win over Neil Mordue.

Kevin rejigged the pairings in Vega after a classic Swiss Perfect fail.


Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score

1-2 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1858 6
Friebe, Martin TAS 2071 6
3 Rout, Ian C TAS 1948 5
4-6 McMahon, Denis TAS 1781 4
Rolph, David J TAS 1652 4
Oswald, Franz VIC 1465 4
7-10 Stefko, Luke VIC 1770 3.5
Little, Ian TAS 1550 3.5
Mordue, Neil ACT 1425 3.5
Cox, Aidan TAS 3.5
11-13 Rolph, Charlie W TAS 1689 3
Rumley, William TAS 1017 3
Waddingham, Thomas TAS 3
14 Berryman, Mitchell TAS 2
15 Tryambake, Sara TAS 1


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Bonham, Kevin 1858 6 9:W 2:W 8:W 3:D 7:W 13:W 5:D
2 Friebe, Martin 2071 6 5:W 1:L 6:W 8:W 4:W 3:W 9:W
3 Rout, Ian C 1948 5 6:W 12:W 7:W 1:D 5:W 2:L 8:D
4 McMahon, Denis 1781 4 12:L 6:L 11:W 14:W 2:L 10:W 13:W
5 Rolph, David J 1652 4 2:L 14:W 10:W 13:W 3:L 7:D 1:D
6 Oswald, Franz 1465 4 3:L 4:W 2:L 10:L 0:W 14:W 15:W
7 Stefko, Luke 1770 3.5 14:W 13:W 3:L 9:W 1:L 5:D 0:L
8 Little, Ian 1550 3.5 15:W 10:W 1:L 2:L 12:W 9:L 3:D
9 Mordue, Neil 1425 3.5 1:L 11:W 15:W 7:L 10:D 8:W 2:L
10 Cox, Aidan 3.5 11:W 8:L 5:L 6:W 9:D 4:L 12:W
11 Rolph, Charlie W 1689 3 10:L 9:L 4:L 0:W 13:L 15:W 14:W
12 Rumley, William 1017 3 4:W 3:L 13:L 15:W 8:L 0:W 10:L
13 Waddingham, Thomas 3 0:W 7:L 12:W 5:L 11:W 1:L 4:L
14 Berryman, Mitchell 2 7:L 5:L 0:W 4:L 15:W 6:L 11:L
15 Tryambake, Sara 1 8:L 0:W 9:L 12:L 14:L 11:L 6:L

James Peirce
14-03-2016, 07:08 PM
Kevin Bonham enhanced grovel after stuffing the opening again!

Bonham - D Rolph

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.0-0 e6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Re1 d5 7.d3 Bd6 8.e5 Bc7 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 f5 12.h4 h6 [12...f4 13.Bh2 (13.Nxg5 fxg3 14.Qh5+ Kd7 is insufficient) 13...g4 14.Nfd2 Qxh4 15.Bxf4 Ne7 and white is in lots of trouble] 13.Nfd2 Qe7 14.Qh5+ Qf7 15.Qxf7+ Kxf7 16.hxg5?! hxg5 17.f4 gxf4 18.Bxf4 Rb8 19.b3 Ne7 20.Nf3 Bd7 21.Nc3 Rb4 22.Bd2 [22.g3] 22...Rg4 23.Kf2 Rhg8 24.Rg1 Ng6 25.Rae1 Ba5 26.Na4 Bxd2 27.Nxd2 Nf4 28.Nxc5 Bc8 29.Rc1 Rxg2+ 30.Rxg2 Rxg2+ 31.Kf3 Rxd2 32.Kxf4 Rh2 33.Kf3 Ke7 34.b4 Bd7 35.Rg1 Be8 36.Rg2 Rh1 37.c3 Bh5+ 38.Ke3 Bg4 39.d4 Re1+ 40.Kd3 Rd1+ 41.Ke3 Re1+ 42.Kd3 Rf1 43.Rh2 Rf3+ 44.Kd2 Bh3 45.Nd3 Kf7 46.Nf2 Bg4 47.Rg2 Bh5 48.Rh2 Kg6 49.Rg2+ Kh6 50.Nd3 Bf7 51.Rh2+ Kg7 52.Rg2+ Kh6 Maybe white can try to win this but I wasn't interested as black's passer scares me. 1/2-1/2

I tied for first with Martin.
This looks like it should be winning for white(could take a while though).
The passed f pawn can't run through without the Black Rook getting behind it or the King coming up to it. The king is stuck on the h-file after 50. Bf7 and the rook can't get behind the f pawn until the king gets off the h-file. White needs to try to exchange rooks and then attack the a-pawn with the Knight forcing it to a6 then the knight manevoures to c7 threatning both the a and e pawns and the bishop will be tied to the c8 square

Of course this is all based on the assumption that the rooks can be exchanged off.

Kevin Bonham
14-03-2016, 08:38 PM
The tournament venue, Launceston College, was terrific. The staff there were extremely helpful giving us a lovely hall and arranging for security to come round and open up for us, even reserving a parking space for Ian outside - truly VIP treatment and I really hope we can play there again. Ian did a great job running the event and I didn't have to do anything at all except Vegafy the final round. We are hoping to have the Tas Champs in Launceston on the March long weekend consistently in the future but with 2/3/2 rounds rather than the Friday round.

Really encouraging to see the strong performances of Thomas Waddingham and Aidan Cox in their first ACF-rated tournaments and also great for Tasmanian chess to have Martin Friebe on the scene - he's from Germany and studying here for a year or two.

I'm amazed I managed to perform at 2112. I was so unwell on the way up I seriously considered asking Ian to let me out at Campbell Town so I could catch the bus home, and mainly didn't do it because I had made commitments to accommodation sharing and would have left others in the lurch financially and missed out on a chance to be part of this trial format event. I didn't really recover much until today and am OK now. The very pleasant venue and the very nice Air BnB place on Cimitiere St that we stayed at (thanks to Denis for organising that) gave me a very positive feel about the weekend from the start. My openings are still really terrible but hey, what else is new.

(NB I originally called Thomas and Aidan juniors in this post but I believe Aidan is actually an ex-junior!)

Kevin Bonham
14-03-2016, 08:40 PM
Of course this is all based on the assumption that the rooks can be exchanged off.

Yes. I was looking for a chance to force that (for instance in some positions a push of the f-pawn allows Rf2 and he must swap rooks or lose a pawn). However I think that black can avoid a rook exchange indefinitely without much trouble.

Kevin Bonham
15-03-2016, 07:44 AM
Dave Rolph won the U1750 prize and Franz Oswald the U1500 prize and Thomas and Will shared the junior prize.

Dave displayed great fighting spirit in the final round as he always does - despite being rated 200-ish points below me he had no interest at all in giving me a 15-move grandmaster draw as many others would have done or tried to do in the same situation. The draw was finally agreed with him down to one minute to my 40-odd.

idledim
15-03-2016, 07:59 AM
Thomas and Will shared the junior prize.

A good win to Aidan (v.Will) in the last round - i thought he would have won the Junior prize - ?

Kevin Bonham
15-03-2016, 08:10 AM
A good win to Aidan (v.Will) in the last round - i thought he would have won the Junior prize - ?

Aidan is over the age limit. That veritable trove of biographical information that is Tornelo confirms he was in high school in 2009.

idledim
15-03-2016, 08:30 AM
Aidan is over the age limit. That veritable trove of biographical information that is Tornelo confirms he was in high school in 2009.

I'm getting very old - he looked about 14 to me!

ER
15-03-2016, 08:38 AM
...and Franz Oswald the U1500 prize ...

Great to see a fellow Victorian and friend of mine, entering this tournament and winning a prize as well.
Good work Franz!
BTW if everything else OK, I will be resuming my love affair with Tassie and Tasmanian chess ASAP.
The Tasmanian Open has already been put on the agenda for next March!

GoodNite
15-03-2016, 10:58 AM
Congratulations to Kevin and Herzlichen Glückwunsch to Martin.

I am sorry I was not there for a very interesting event. I will try to be available for the next one so that I can convert my ? into a !! (James), and try to get my ACF rating closer to my USCF. BTW, this raises an interesting issue. How many people do we now have in Tasmania with FIDE ratings (2??)? What do we need to get a FIDE rated tournament here Kevin? It would be great to see Tasmanian players with FIDE ratings.

phyrexianrook
15-03-2016, 02:44 PM
Dave Rolph won the U1750 prize and Franz Oswald the U1500 prize and Thomas and Will shared the junior prize.

Dave displayed great fighting spirit in the final round as he always does - despite being rated 200-ish points below me he had no interest at all in giving me a 15-move grandmaster draw as many others would have done or tried to do in the same situation. The draw was finally agreed with him down to one minute to my 40-odd.

I don't know what you mean...

phyrexianrook
15-03-2016, 02:51 PM
I'll be working on the report over the coming days, hopefully it will be released with the complete PGN by about Lunchtime on Thursday.

squashaddict
15-03-2016, 04:30 PM
I'm getting very old - he looked about 14 to me!

Yeah, I tend to have that effect on people.

ER
15-03-2016, 06:47 PM
Hi Elliott - in 2017 it will be the Tasmanian Championships in March (11,12,13) -

If everything else goes according to plan I will be in this one! Unfortunately, all the 2016 dates are out of question for me since I will be overseas! I think to encourage the Mainlanders or the Northern Islanders as Kevin calls us
we need a strong promotional campaign. I mean if they knew what's like in Tassie, the beautiful places, the great organisation, the comfortable venues, just to name a few of the pluses (with no minuses) they would make the pilgrimage!
BTW any idea where is the March 2017 going to be held? Cheers and good luck! E.R.

squashaddict
15-03-2016, 06:58 PM
If everything else goes according to plan I will be in this one! Unfortunately, all the 2016 dates are out of question for me since I will be overseas! I think to encourage the Mainlanders or the Northern Islanders as Kevin calls us
we need a strong promotional campaign. I mean if they knew what's like in Tassie, the beautiful places, the great organisation, the comfortable venues, just to name a few of the pluses (with no minuses) they would make the pilgrimage!
BTW any idea where is the March 2017 going to be held? Cheers and good luck! E.R.

As for mainlanders, I convinced Phoebe Johnston to come down for the weekend. As for mainlanders who are actually strong, I'll leave that to you.

Thebes
15-03-2016, 07:04 PM
As for mainlanders, I convinced Phoebe Johnston to come down for the weekend. As for mainlanders who are actually strong, I'll leave that to you.

You'll have to keep the inside jokes off chesschat squash, also your jokes about me being a weak player ;) :naughty: :naughty:

idledim
15-03-2016, 07:58 PM
BTW any idea where is the March 2017 going to be held?
Launceston College - if they'll have us back. It was civilised, Elliott - just like you!

Thanks Andrew - guess it might have to be 29 second increments! Cheers.Denis

Kevin Bonham
15-03-2016, 10:34 PM
Posts moved

Posts discussing holding FIDE rated tournaments in Tasmania have been moved to Australian Chess section where they may find a broader audience.

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16362-Holding-FIDE-Rated-Tournaments-In-Tasmania-(sf-2016-Tas-Open)

phyrexianrook
18-03-2016, 11:52 AM
The report is finally done, it can be read here (http://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/news-and-games/2016/3/16/tasmanian-open).

idledim
18-03-2016, 12:10 PM
http://tasmanianchessassociation.squarespace.com/news-and-games/2016/3/16/tasmanian-open

idledim
18-03-2016, 02:16 PM
A neat win for Martin in an important game:

[Event "Tasmanian Open 2016"]
[Site "Launceston College, Tasmania"]
[Date "2016.03.14"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "FRIEBE, Martin"]
[Black "ROUT, Ian"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B24"]
[BlackElo "1948"]
[PlyCount "55"]
[EventDate "2016.03.14"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 e6 4. Nf3 Nge7 5. d3 g6 6. g3 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O
b6 9. Ne2 Bb7 10. c3 f5 11. e5 Rc8 12. Be3 Nd5 13. Qd2 Qe7 14. Ne1 g5 15. Bxd5
exd5 16. d4 cxd4 17. Bxd4 gxf4 18. gxf4 d6 19. exd6 Qxd6 20. Nf3 Nxd4 21. Nexd4
Rce8 22. Rae1 Re4 23. Ng5 Kh8 24. Nde6 Bh6 25. Rxe4 fxe4 26. Qd4+ Kg8 27. Rf2
Rf7 28. Qh8+ 0-1

ER
18-03-2016, 02:26 PM
Hi Idledim, thanks for posting. However, the result should be 1-0 and not 0-1! :) (sorry Ian)!

Thebes
18-03-2016, 02:29 PM
hahahahhaa wow that's a beautiful tactic because unless I'm blind you can pick up that bishop before picking up the queen right?

idledim
18-03-2016, 02:31 PM
Hi Idlehim, thanks for posting. However, the result should be 1-0 and not 0-1! :) (sorry Ian)!

Indeed it was - but the name is idledim, Elliott!?

idledim
18-03-2016, 02:38 PM
hahahahhaa wow that's a beautiful tactic because unless I'm blind you can pick up that bishop before picking up the queen right?

My engine gives the following as forced:


1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 e6 4. Nf3 Nge7 5. d3 g6 6. g3 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O
b6 9. Ne2 Bb7 10. c3 f5 11. e5 Rc8 12. Be3 Nd5 13. Qd2 Qe7 14. Ne1 g5 15. Bxd5
exd5 16. d4 cxd4 17. Bxd4 gxf4 18. gxf4 d6 19. exd6 Qxd6 20. Nf3 Nxd4 21. Nexd4
Rce8 22. Rae1 Re4 23. Ng5 Kh8 24. Nde6 Bh6 25. Rxe4 fxe4 26. Qd4+ Kg8 27. Rf2
Rf7 28. Qh8+ Kxh8 29. Nxf7+ Kg8 30. Nxd6 Kh8 31. Nf7+ Kg8 32. Nxh6+ Kh8 33. Rg2
e3 34. Nf7#1-0

ER
18-03-2016, 02:45 PM
Indeed it was - but the name is idledim, Elliott!?
Indeed! Apologies! corrected! :)

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2016, 05:53 PM
Was Rout - D Rolph resignation or flagfall, or are there more moves? This is the final position according to the PGN:

8/3k4/7R/ppb1p3/4Pp2/5P2/1PK5/8 w - - 0 43

(white to move)

While this is unpleasant for black it is not obvious to me that it is even lost let alone hopeless.

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2016, 07:23 PM
Mordue-Cox

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 e5 4.d5 a6 5.Bxc4 b5 6.Bb3 Nf6 7.Nf3 Bd6 8.Nbd2 Bb7 9.e4 0-0 10.a4 c6 11.dxc6 Bxc6 12.Qe2 Bb4 13.0-0 Qd7 14.Nxe5 Qb7 15.Nxc6 Nxc6 16.axb5 Qxb5 17.Qxb5 axb5 18.Rxa8 Rxa8 19.e5 Nxe5 20.Bc2 g6 21.Nb3 Rc8 22.Bb1 Re8 23.Nd4 Rb8 24.Bf4 Nfd7 25.h3 Bd6 26.Rd1 b4 27.Ne2 Rb6 28.Be3 Bc5 29.Bxc5 Nxc5 30.f4 Ned7 31.f5 Nf6 32.fxg6 fxg6 33.Ba2+ b3 34.Rd8+ Kf7 35.Bb1 Ra6 36.Nc3 Re6 37.Kh2 Re3 38.Rb8 Re1 39.Rb5 Nfd7 40.Rb4 Ke6 41.Kg3 Kf6 42.Kf2 Re6 43.Ne4+ Ke5 44.Rb5 Kd4 45.Rb4+ Ke5 46.Rb5 Kd4 47.Rb4+ Kd5 48.Nd2 Rf6+ 49.Kg3 Rb6 50.Be4+ Nxe4+ 51.Rxe4 Nc5 52.Re5+ Kxe5 53.Nc4+ Kd4 54.Nxb6 Nd3 55.Na4 Kc4 56.Kf3 Nc5 57.Nxc5 Kxc5 58.Ke4 Kc4 59.g4 h6 60.h4 g5 61.h5 Kc5 62.Kd3 Kd5 63.Ke3 1/2-1/2

Hmmm, I'd thought this was analysed out to a draw but if the above is all correct then on move 62 white throws away the win then on 63 white moves into a lost position and offers a draw which is accepted.

Agent Smith
18-03-2016, 07:39 PM
Anand playing black would have resigned soon as the knights were gone.

James Peirce
18-03-2016, 08:27 PM
Yes. I was looking for a chance to force that (for instance in some positions a push of the f-pawn allows Rf2 and he must swap rooks or lose a pawn). However I think that black can avoid a rook exchange indefinitely without much trouble.
I think black instead of 50. Bf7 can try Bg6!? if 51. Nc5 f4 and the bishop comes to life and the rook is activated

Ian Rout
18-03-2016, 08:35 PM
Was Rout - D Rolph resignation or flagfall, or are there more moves? This is the final position according to the PGN:

8/3k4/7R/ppb1p3/4Pp2/5P2/1PK5/8 w - - 0 43

(white to move)

While this is unpleasant for black it is not obvious to me that it is even lost let alone hopeless.The game continued (from that point) 1.Ra6 Bb4? 2.Rb6 when Black resigned.

Kevin Bonham
18-03-2016, 10:21 PM
The game continued (from that point) 1.Ra6 Bb4? 2.Rb6 when Black resigned.

Ah that explains it then. Thanks.

phyrexianrook
21-03-2016, 07:39 AM
The report is finally done, it can be read here (http://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/news-and-games/2016/3/16/tasmanian-open).

thanks for editing that Kevin, I wrote that in a moving car on a phone with a dodgy connection on the way to the Yarra Valley after 0 hours sleep... not the best for getting the /'s and ]['s right!

squashaddict
23-03-2016, 02:58 PM
Lost to Aidan by illegal move in a won rook ending.

Sorry about that Kevin. You know what they say though "patzer sees a check, patzer gives a check"

Kevin Bonham
23-03-2016, 05:45 PM
Sorry about that Kevin. You know what they say though "patzer sees a check, patzer gives a check"

I've been known to play on with a lone knight in a dead lost position hoping for a win by illegal move and succeed, so I'm not really in a position to complain about that one! I've also given check against an opponent who had an unstoppable mating net, only for him to proceed by "checkmating" me and lose.

Thebes
23-03-2016, 09:23 PM
In my first ever tournament, in the rest day there was a blitz, I gave checkmate to Kristene Quek who was about to 1400 at the time, while I was in check and we only realized after the game. Always play on in blitz

squashaddict
25-03-2016, 09:48 PM
I have started uploading the games to lichess.org, complete with computer analysis. http://en.lichess.org/@/TasmanianChess and go to "imported games". Will do more after work tomorrow.

idledim
26-03-2016, 12:04 PM
Thanks squashaddict -