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Ian CCC
24-01-2016, 10:05 AM
2016 CROYDON OPEN - starts February 11th!

Venue: Croydon Chess Club, Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon (with air-conditioning!)

Format: Six round Swiss*. ACF-rated.

Dates: Thursday evenings: 11th February - 17th March

Round 1: 7:30 pm sign in, round starts at 7:45 pm
All other rounds: 7:45 pm

Prizes: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $70
Rating (U1600) $70, Junior (U18) $70
Maximum of one cash prize per entrant.
Biggest Upset Prize - Book (value $30)

Entry fees: $30 Standard Entry, $20 Juniors/Concession and Croydon CC members. GMs, IMs, FMs and WIMs free. Payment due on the first evening of the tournament. Players are advised to be present at 7:30 pm before the start of round 1.

Time control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move

Forfeit time: 30 minutes

Turn off Mobile phones at start of play: Use of any communication device without the permission of the arbiter is prohibited. In particular, a player's mobile phone must be fully off unless permission for its use has been given by the Arbiter. Penalty is game forfeit.

Byes: Two half-point byes allowed in the first four rounds only

Arbiter: Ian Birchall

To enter and for any enquiries: Please contact Ian Birchall ian.birchall@croydonchess.com

* The Open has been limited to 6 rounds this year to avoid clashing with the Doeberl Cup which begins 24th March.


Players of all strengths are welcome. We look forward to seeing you at our club. Tea and coffee is on us. :)

For further details about our club and 2016 calendar of events for the junior and senior club, please visit our website:www.croydonchess.com

Kaitlin
24-01-2016, 10:24 AM
free air conditioning :)

Ian CCC
07-02-2016, 09:59 AM
free air conditioning :)

Glad you were paying attention Kaitlin :)

Also free coffee, tea and biscuits! :shhh:

Ian CCC
07-02-2016, 10:06 AM
2016 CROYDON OPEN - starts this Thursday!

See the full details in post #1 above or visit our website. (www.croydonchess.com)

Previous winners of this event:



2015 Kyle Gibson
2014 IM Guy West
2013 Ian Birchall
2012 IM Guy West
2011 IM Guy West
2010 IM Guy West
2009 IM Guy West
2008 FM Kok-Siong Teo
2007 FM Kok-Siong Teo

Ian CCC
11-02-2016, 10:54 PM
Croydon Open - Round 1 Results:





1 Selwyn Lo 1052 [0] 0:1 Guy West 2362 [0]
2 Ian Birchall 1934 [0] 1:0 Jonathan Ng 980 [0]
3 Chris Najim 880 [0] 0:1 Kyle Gibson 1876 [0]
4 Garry Lycett 1801 [0] 1:0 Alan Gray 852 [0]
5 John Vergunst 813 [0] 0:1 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [0]
6 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [0] 1:0 Lindsay Newsome 805 [0]
7 Stanley Ang [0] .5:.5 Tanya Kolak 1376 [0]
8 James Youkim [0] 1:0 Emma Chang [0]
9 Sophie Chang [0] 0:1 George Meilicke 1217 [0]
10 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [0] 1:0 Mike Degendorfer [0]
11 Frank Connellan [0] 1:0 John M Fleming 1153 [0]
12 Jean Watson 1285 [0] .5:0 BYE
13 Cameron Yung 1809 [0] .5:0 BYE
14 Winson Ang [0] .5:0 BYE

Ian CCC
11-02-2016, 10:56 PM
Round 2 Provisional Pairings:



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Guy West 2362 [1] : Vinay Lakshman 1411 [1]
2 George Meilicke 1217 [1] : Ian Birchall 1934 [1]
3 Kyle Gibson 1876 [1] : Frank Connellan [1]
4 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [1] : Garry Lycett 1801 [1]
5 Cameron Yung 1809 [.5] : James Youkim [1]
6 Tanya Kolak 1376 [.5] : Winson Ang [.5]
7 Jean Watson 1285 [.5] : Stanley Ang [.5]
8 John M Fleming 1153 [0] : Sophie Chang [0]
9 Alan Gray 852 [0] : Selwyn Lo 1052 [0]
10 Jonathan Ng 980 [0] : Lindsay Newsome 805 [0]
11 Emma Chang [0] : Chris Najim 880 [0]
12 Mike Degendorfer [0] : John Vergunst 813 [0]
13 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1] 0.5:0 BYE

Ian CCC
13-02-2016, 03:51 PM
Alteration to Round 2 pairings:





1 Guy West 2362 [1] : Vinay Lakshman 1411 [1]
2 George Meilicke 1217 [1] : Ian Birchall 1934 [1]
3 Kyle Gibson 1876 [1] : James Youakim 1210 [1]
4 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [1] : Garry Lycett 1801 [1]
5 Cameron Yung 1809 [.5] : Frank Connellan [1]
6 Tanya Kolak 1376 [.5] : Winson Ang [.5]
7 Jean Watson 1285 [.5] : Stanley Ang [.5]
8 John M Fleming 1153 [0] : Sophie Chang [0]
9 Alan Gray 852 [0] : Selwyn Lo 1052 [0]
10 Jonathan Ng 980 [0] : Lindsay Newsome 805 [0]
11 Emma Chang [0] : Chris Najim 880 [0]
12 Mike Degendorfer [0] : John Vergunst 813 [0]
13 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1] .5:0 BYE

Ian CCC
18-02-2016, 10:55 PM
Croydon Open - Round 2 Results:





1 Guy West 2362 [1] 1:0 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [1]
2 George Meilicke 1217 [1] 0:1 Ian Birchall 1934 [1]
3 Kyle Gibson 1876 [1] 1:0 Frank Connellan [1]
4 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [1] .5:.5 Garry Lycett 1801 [1]
5 Cameron Yung 1809 [.5] 1:0 Jean Watson 1285 [.5]
6 Tanya Kolak 1376 [.5] 1:0 Winson Ang [.5]
7 John M Fleming 1153 [0] .5:.5 Stanley Ang [.5]
8 Alan Gray 852 [0] 0:1 Selwyn Lo 1052 [0]
9 Jonathan Ng 980 [0] 1:0 Sophie Chang [0]
10 Emma Chang [0] 0:1 Chris Najim 880 [0]
11 Mike Degendorfer [0] 0:1 John Vergunst 813 [0]
12 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1] .5:0 BYE
13 Lindsay Newsome 805 [0] .5:0 BYE

Ian CCC
18-02-2016, 10:57 PM
Round 3 Provisional Pairings:





1 Ian Birchall 1934 [2] : Guy West 2362 [2]
2 Kyle Gibson 1876 [2] : Cameron Yung 1809 [1.5]
3 Garry Lycett 1801 [1.5] : Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
4 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [1] : Tanya Kolak 1376 [1.5]
5 Chris Najim 880 [1] : George Meilicke 1217 [1]
6 Selwyn Lo 1052 [1] : John Vergunst 813 [1]
7 Stanley Ang [1] : Jonathan Ng 980 [1]
8 Lindsay Newsome 805 [.5] : Frank Connellan [1]
9 Jean Watson 1285 [.5] : John M Fleming 1153 [.5]
10 Winson Ang [.5] : Alan Gray 852 [0]
11 Pearl Yung 1022 [0] : Emma Chang [0]
12 Sophie Chang [0] : Mike Degendorfer [0]
13 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [1.5] 0.5:0 BYE

Ian CCC
25-02-2016, 10:37 PM
Croydon Open - Round 3 Results:





1 Ian Birchall 1934 [2] 1:0 Guy West 2362 [2]
2 Kyle Gibson 1876 [2] 1:0 Cameron Yung 1809 [1.5]
3 Garry Lycett 1801 [1.5] 1:0 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
4 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [1] 1:0 Tanya Kolak 1376 [1.5]
5 Chris Najim 880 [1] 0:1 George Meilicke 1217 [1]
6 Selwyn Lo 1052 [1] 1:0 John Vergunst 813 [1]
7 Stanley Ang [1] 0:1 Jonathan Ng 980 [1]
8 Jean Watson 1285 [.5] 1:0 Lindsay Newsome 805 [.5]
9 Winson Ang [.5] 0:1 John M Fleming 1153 [.5]
10 Sophie Chang [0] 1:0 Alan Gray 852 [0]
11 Mike Degendorfer [0] 1:0 Emma Chang [0]
12 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [1.5] .5:0 BYE
13 Frank Connellan [1] .5:0 BYE

Ian CCC
25-02-2016, 10:39 PM
Round 4 Provisional Pairings:





1 Ian Birchall 1934 [3] : Kyle Gibson 1876 [3]
2 Guy West 2362 [2] : Garry Lycett 1801 [2.5]
3 George Meilicke 1217 [2] : Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2]
4 Jonathan Ng 980 [2] : Vinay Lakshman 1411 [2]
5 Tanya Kolak 1376 [1.5] : Selwyn Lo 1052 [2]
6 Cameron Yung 1809 [1.5] : Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
7 Frank Connellan [1.5] : Jean Watson 1285 [1.5]
8 John M Fleming 1153 [1.5] : Sophie Chang [1]
9 John Vergunst 813 [1] : Chris Najim 880 [1]
10 Stanley Ang [1] : Mike Degendorfer [1]
11 Lindsay Newsome 805 [.5] : Winson Ang [.5]
12 Alan Gray 852 [0] : Emma Chang [0]

Becky
27-02-2016, 02:59 PM
Croydon Open - Round 3 Results:





1 Ian Birchall 1934 [2] 1:0 Guy West 2362 [2]



Oh?! What's this I see here? Well done! (: I'm curious as to what happened here.

(PS. On the games on the website, I spotted the round 1 game for Selwyn Lo vs. Guy West had the names reversed.)

Ian CCC
27-02-2016, 04:16 PM
Oh?! What's this I see here? Well done! (: I'm curious as to what happened here.

(PS. On the games on the website, I spotted the round 1 game for Selwyn Lo vs. Guy West had the names reversed.)

Hi Becky,

Thanks for letting me know. The error is now fixed.

Regarding Birchall-West. Unfortunately, some poor play, in time pressure, spoiled an otherwise interesting game. One of the hazards of the 60/30 rate for us older players. I was fortunate to come out on top, this time. Normally, of course, it's the other way around.

The R3 games should be published sometime tomorrow.

Gattaca
01-03-2016, 11:18 PM
Ian kept his concentration very well considering he had a lot on his mind. We play each other in almost every Croydon tournament and he is too strong not to win some. On this occasion I made a one move shocker that lost the exchange and a pawn by force and also let queens come off! Game over.

I'm told Ian is unable to play his board 1 game this Thursday night against Kyle. I hope and presume the game is postponed?

Gattaca
02-03-2016, 11:00 AM
Hello everyone.

As many of you would be aware, Ian's father has been gravely ill. Unfortunately this has forced him to make the difficult decision to withdraw from the tournament. It's very hard on Ian after a big win to stay equal leader to have to withdraw, but obviously there are more important things for him to concentrate on at the moment. I'm sure all members of Croydon Chess Club would feel for Ian and join me in wishing him well.

Ian has done provisional pairings for round 4. These will only change if Pearl is unavailable to fill in as an 'evener upper' so that everyone gets a game. Ian is listed as a zero point bye for the purposes of this draw.

I'm copying and pasting from a .pdf file, so apologies if the formatting isn't as nice as usual.

Croydon Open – Round 4 Pairings – 3/3/16
1 Garry Lycett 1801 [2.5] : Kyle Gibson 1876 [3]
2 Guy West 2362 [2] : Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2]
3 Jonathan Ng 980 [2] : Vinay Lakshman 1411 [2]
4 George Meilicke 1217 [2] : Selwyn Lo 1052 [2]
5 Cameron Yung 1809 [1.5] : Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
6 Tanya Kolak 1376 [1.5] : John M Fleming 1153 [1.5]
7 Frank Connellan [1.5] : Jean Watson 1285 [1.5]
8 Stanley Ang [1] : Chris Najim 880 [1]
9 John Vergunst 813 [1] : Sophie Chang [1]
10 Winson Ang [.5] : Mike Degendorfer [1]
11 Lindsay Newsome 805 [.5] : Alan Gray 852 [0]
12 Emma Chang [0] : Pearl Yung 1022 [0]
13 Ian Birchall 1934 [3] 0 : 0 BYE

Gattaca
02-03-2016, 10:37 PM
Okay, sorry folks, the provisional pairings had to be scrapped due to the approved withdrawal of Frank Conellan. Here are the revised pairings.

Croydon Open Round 4 Pairings 3/3/16 - latest
1 Garry Lycett 1801 [2.5] : Kyle Gibson 1876 [3]
2 Guy West 2362 [2] : Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2]
3 Jonathan Ng 980 [2] : Vinay Lakshman 1411 [2]
4 George Meilicke 1217 [2] : Selwyn Lo 1052 [2]
5 Cameron Yung 1809 [1.5] : Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
6 Tanya Kolak 1376 [1.5] : Jean Watson 1285 [1.5]
7 John M Fleming 1153 [1.5] : Sophie Chang [1]
8 John Vergunst 813 [1] : Chris Najim 880 [1]
9 Stanley Ang [1] : Mike Degendorfer [1]
10 Lindsay Newsome 805 [.5] : Winson Ang [.5]
11 Alan Gray 852 [0] : Emma Chang [0]

Watto
04-03-2016, 11:09 AM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Garry Lycett 1801 [2.5] 0:1 Kyle Gibson 1876 [3]
2 Guy West 2362 [2] 1:0 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2]
3 Jonathan Ng 980 [2] 0:1 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [2]
4 George Meilicke 1217 [2] 0:1 Selwyn Lo 1052 [2]
5 Cameron Yung 1809 [1.5] 1:0 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
6 Tanya Kolak 1376 [1.5] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1285 [1.5]
7 John M Fleming 1153 [1.5] 1:0 Sophie Chang [1]
8 John Vergunst 813 [1] 1:0 Chris Najim 880 [1]
9 Stanley Ang [1] 1:0 Mike Degendorfer [1]
10 Lindsay Newsome 805 [.5] 1:0 Winson Ang [.5]
11 Alan Gray 852 [0] 1:0 Emma Chang [0]

Watto
09-03-2016, 11:08 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Kyle Gibson 1876 [4] : Guy West 2362 [3]
2 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [3] 1:0 Selwyn Lo 1052 [3]
3 John M Fleming 1153 [2.5] : Cameron Yung 1809 [2.5]
4 Tanya Kolak 1376 [2] : Garry Lycett 1801 [2.5]
5 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2] : Jonathan Ng 980 [2]
6 Jean Watson 1285 [2] : John Vergunst 813 [2]
7 George Meilicke 1217 [2] : Stanley Ang [2]
8 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5] : Lindsay Newsome 805 [1.5]
9 Chris Najim 880 [1] : Sophie Chang [1]
10 Mike Degendorfer [1] : Alan Gray 852 [1]
11 Emma Chang [0] : Winson Ang [.5]

Watto
15-03-2016, 11:32 AM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [4] : Kyle Gibson 1876 [4]
2 Guy West 2362 [4] : Garry Lycett 1801 [3.5]
3 Cameron Yung 1809 [3.5] : George Meilicke 1217 [3]
4 Selwyn Lo 1052 [3] : Jean Watson 1285 [3]
5 Jonathan Ng 980 [2.5] : John M Fleming 1153 [2.5]
6 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2.5] : Stanley Ang [2]
7 Lindsay Newsome 805 [2.5] : John Vergunst 813 [2]
8 Chris Najim 880 [2] : Tanya Kolak 1376 [2]
9 Sophie Chang [1] : Mike Degendorfer [2]
10 Emma Chang [1] : Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
11 Winson Ang [.5] : Alan Gray 852 [1]

Ian CCC
18-03-2016, 08:45 AM
Results of the final round:

There is still one game to be played, but congratulations to the winners: IM Guy West and Vinay Lakshman! :clap:

The full prize-list will be published when the result of the postponed game is known.




1 Vinay Lakshman 1411 [4] 1:0 Kyle Gibson 1876 [4]
2 Guy West 2362 [4] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1801 [3.5]
3 Cameron Yung 1809 [3.5] post. George Meilicke 1217 [3]
4 Selwyn Lo 1052 [3] 0:1 Jean Watson 1285 [3]
5 Jonathan Ng 980 [2.5] .5:.5 John M Fleming 1153 [2.5]
6 Sasha Mygovych 1742 [2.5] 1:0 Stanley Ang [2]
7 Lindsay Newsome 805 [2.5] 1:0 John Vergunst 813 [2]
8 Chris Najim 880 [2] 0:1 Tanya Kolak 1376 [2]
9 Sophie Chang [1] 0:1 Mike Degendorfer [2]
10 Emma Chang [1] 0:1 Ion Kloprogge 1207 [1.5]
11 Winson Ang [.5] 1:0 Alan Gray 852 [1]

Ian CCC
21-03-2016, 10:12 PM
2016 Croydon Open prize-winners:


=1st _____Guy West, Vinay Lakshman $125 each
3rd ______Cameron Yung $70

U1600 _______Jean Watson $70
Top Junior ___Selwyn Lo, Jonathan Ng $35 each

Biggest upset prize: Vinay Lakshman (book)


P.S. Cameron Yung won the final round postponed game.