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StokesyRedcliff
30-03-2016, 06:34 PM
The QWCL invites all chessplayers to take part in the 2016 April Open at Rothwell on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10. The event is in the ACF Grand Prix (Class 2) and CAQ Participation Grand Prix.

VENUE: E BLOCK GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE BUCHANAN STREET ROTHWELL.

PRIZES: 1ST $700 2ND $500 3RD $ 300 4TH $ 200 PLUS 3 RATING GROUP PRIZES OF $100 EACH

TIME CONTROL: 60 minutes each plus 10 seconds a move from move 1.

BYES: Up to 2 half point byes are available upon request for paid entrants.

R1 Sat April 9 at 9:30am R2 Sat at 1pm R3 Sat at 4:30pm
R4 Sun April 10 at 9:30am R5 Sun at 1pm R6 Sun at 4:30pm

ENTRY FEE: $70 for all. Free entry for GM's, IM's, WGM's & WIM's but only if entered by 2-04-16. Add $20 to entry fee if not a CAQ Member or other State Association member.

ENTRIES CLOSE at 9am on Saturday April 9.

ENQUIRIES: Phone or text Gail Young on 0411704815

Phone or text your entry details to Gail Young or email Gail your details at qwcl@hotmail.com

Pay by Direct Deposit to QWCL BSB: 814282 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50430778 BANK: CUA Use your name as the reference.

You may print your own entry form from the CAQ Website- look under Coming Events: www.caq.org.au

See you all at Rothwell on Saturday April 9!

StokesyRedcliff
01-04-2016, 11:08 AM
I have just noticed that it should read R5 on Sun at 1pm and R6 on Sun at 4:30pm!

Kaitlin
01-04-2016, 11:41 AM
Then edit it ... the edit button is at the bottom of the post

StokesyRedcliff
01-04-2016, 02:19 PM
The edit button was no longer there!

Garrett
01-04-2016, 02:33 PM
I think you have 24 hours to edit a post.

Sort of enough time to have a sleep and sober up.

StokesyRedcliff
02-04-2016, 12:54 PM
Thanks Kevin! Just one week now to the 2016 April Open at Grace Lutheran College Rothwell. It's time to deposit your $70 entry fee into the account given above. It is a good idea to text or email Gail your details once you have deposited the $70 entry fee. You may also request up to two half point byes! Gail's email and text number can be seen above. You can also print your own entry form off the Chess Association of Queensland website : look under Coming Events - www.caq.org.au

StokesyRedcliff
05-04-2016, 06:58 AM
Time flies! It's time to enter The 2016 April Open in the E Block of Grace Lutheran College Buchanan Street Rothwell! Round 1 starts at 9:30am this Saturday April 9.See full details above or print your own entry form from the CAQ Website : www.caq.org.au

Henry
05-04-2016, 12:57 PM
When would it be possible to see the entry list to this tournament

Hughston
05-04-2016, 05:26 PM
Yeh I'll be there!

MIRKO
05-04-2016, 06:19 PM
Sort of enough time to have a sleep and sober up.

Haha i love the humour.

ctherakam
05-04-2016, 09:52 PM
Yes, please show us entry list, that will be very useful!

StokesyRedcliff
05-04-2016, 10:53 PM
I know that Toowoomba Chess Club is bringing a few, eg Ross Mills, Zachary Pomerenke and a couple more, Brodie, Tony Weller, Hughston Parle, Tony Weller, Michael Cashman, Joseph Curtain and Gail Young are all playing! I will get more information from Gail Young on Thursday night and post new names then! I will also get some new names from Redcliffe Club on Wednesday night. If you intend to play, please email Gail Young so she knows to add you into the computer draw: qwcl@hotmail.com OR text her on 0411704815

Brodie
06-04-2016, 01:30 PM
Still alive! so put me in please

ER
06-04-2016, 03:48 PM
Still alive! so put me in please

Da King has entered the building! :clap: :)

StokesyRedcliff
06-04-2016, 06:33 PM
Just 3 sleeps to go to the April Open at Rothwell! Email Gail that you are coming and you can pay your entry fee on Saturday morning! Gail's email is: qwcl@hotmail.com
Round 1 starts at 9:30am.

StokesyRedcliff
08-04-2016, 07:59 AM
Gene Nakauchi has entered The April Open! In addition to the names above, add Grant Berthier, Clint Therakam, Samantha Cooper, Stephen Harris, Leonard Arthur, Byron Morris, Vyshak Sayinath, Melody Mackenzie, Khush Patel, Hikaru Oka, Tony Zhong, Ross Lam and Raymond Zhuang! It is shaping up as an interesting event and entries do not close till 9am Saturday!

It is NOT too late to enter but please email your intention to play to Gail Young so we can add your name to the computer swiss pairing program - you are still able to pay your entry fee on Saturday morning with NO late fee!

Email Gail : qwcl@hotmail.com OR text Gail : 0411704815 See you at Rothwell on Saturday morning - Round 1 starts at 9:30am!

StokesyRedcliff
08-04-2016, 11:02 PM
Last minute entries have continued to come in Friday for The April Open!
The latest include Yi Liu, Roy Seabrook and Peter Cronin! Jason Wang is also a late inclusion!

The top 10 in rating order at present are : 1. Brodie McClymont 2472 2. Yi Liu 2316 3. Gene Nakauchi 2289 4.Ross Lam 1911 5. Michael Cashman 1889 6.Edwin Onilongo 1801

7. Tony Zhong 1785 8. Hughston Parle 1775 9. Tony Weller 1734 10. Clint Therakam 1648

Entries close at 9am Saturday morning in the E Block of Grace Lutheran College Buchanan Street Rothwell! See you there!

Tony Dowden
08-04-2016, 11:09 PM
Last minute entries have continued to come in Friday for The April Open!
The latest include Yi Liu, Roy Seabrook and Peter Cronin! Jason Wang is also a late inclusion!

The top 10 in rating order at present are : 1. Brodie McClymont 2472 2. Yi Liu 2316 3. Gene Nakauchi 2289 4.Ross Lam 1911 5. Michael Cashman 1889 6.Edwin Onilongo 1801

7. Tony Zhong 1785 8. Hughston Parle 1775 9. Tony Weller 1734 10. Clint Therakam 1648

Entries close at 9am Saturday morning in the E Block of Grace Lutheran College Buchanan Street Rothwell! See you there!

I paid and entered (and emailed Gail via the QWCL address) in the middle of the day. I think I'm about 2060 which makes me the 4th seed.

StokesyRedcliff
09-04-2016, 12:05 AM
Thanks Tony! Yes you are the new 4th seed! See you for R1 at 9:30am Saturday!

StokesyRedcliff
09-04-2016, 12:42 AM
The new top 10 for The April Open as of Friday at 11:59pm: 1. Brodie McClymont 2472 2. Yi Liu 2316 3. Gene Nakauchi 2289 4. Tony Dowden 2067 5. Ross Lam 1911

6. Michael Cashman 1889 7. Edwin Onilongo 1801 8. Tyson Walker 1786 9. Tony Zhong 1785 10. Hughston Parle 1775 Michael Ostapenko is the 11th seed with a rating of of 1757! Alexander Au is now the 13th seed with a rating of of 1722.

Total entries have now reached 37 and entries are still open till 9am on Saturday! See you in the E Block of Grace Lutheran for Round 1 at 9:30am!

Tony Dowden
09-04-2016, 06:57 AM
Thanks Tony! Yes you are the new 4th seed! See you for R1 at 9:30am Saturday! Cheers Mark :)

StokesyRedcliff
09-04-2016, 10:11 PM
The leaders after 3 rounds of the April Open are: =1st Brodie McClymont (2472) Yi Liu (2316) and Tony Dowden (2067) : all on 3 out of 3!
Ross Lam (1911), Henry Slater-Jones (1570) and Gene Nakauchi (2289) are all equal 4th on 2.5 out of 3.

Here are the top 10 boards for R4 on Sunday at 9:30am: B1 Brodie McClymont v Yi Liu B2 Ross Lam v Tony Dowden B3 Gene Nakauchi v Henry Slater-Jones B4 Tony Weller v Michael Cashman
B5 Clint Therakam v Tyson Walker B6 Roy Seabrook v Tony Zhong B7 Grant Berthier v Hughston Parle B8 Michael Ostapenko v Theodora Brewster B9 Aurel-John Buciu v Edwin Onilongo and
B10 Hikaru Oka v Jason Wang

R4 will start at 9:30am on Sunday!

bundys_bro
10-04-2016, 09:02 PM
Anyone know who won??

MIRKO
10-04-2016, 09:13 PM
Anyone know who won??

It's the same story after Most Tournaments,surely someone is going to put something up soon.

Henry
10-04-2016, 09:22 PM
Brodie came first with 6/6, Gene came second with 5/6, Edwin and Yi came equal 3rd with 4.5/6. Rating group prizes for U1600 went to Jason Wang, U1400 prize went to Ross Mills, Hikaru Oka, and Vyshak Sayinath. The U800 division was a five way tie.

StokesyRedcliff
11-04-2016, 09:10 AM
Thanks Henry for posting the main winners last night. Brodie McClymont won like "White Caviar", winning all 6 games! Brodie mentioned in his victory speech how well Tony Dowden played in their clash- at one stage Tony had the opportunity to grab a sizeable advantage. Brodie (2472) defeated Mark C Stokes (1539), Tony Weller (1734),Tony Zhong (1785), Yi Liu (2316), Tony Dowden (2067) and Hughston Parle (1775).

The U800 Section had 5 equal winners: Khush Patel, Byron Morris, Raymond Zhuang, Alexander Dong and Aditya Annand, all on 2 points out of 6.

StokesyRedcliff
11-04-2016, 10:11 AM
Here is how Brodie demolished Mark C Stokes in Round 1: Mark v Brodie: 1.d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. d5 Ne4 4. h4 Qb6 5. Qc1 g6 6. Nd2 Nxg5 7.hxg5 Bg7 8. c3 d6 9. a4 e6 10. a5 Qd8 11.dxe6 fxe6 12. Ngf3 d5

13. Qc2 0-0 14. Ra4 c4 15. b3 Bd7 16. Rb4 Na6 17. Rxb7 cxb3 18. Qb2 Nc5 19. Rb4 Qxa5 20. Nd4 Rac8 21. e3 Na4 22. Qxb3 Rxc3 23. Qb1 Rfc8 24. Rb8 Rxb8 25. Qxb8+ Rc8 26. Qh2 Rc1+ 27 Ke2 e5 28. Qxh7+ Kf7

29. N(d4)b3 Nc3+ 30. Kf3 e4+ 31 Kg3 Qc7+ 32.Resigns At least I liked playing 28 Qxh7+, though by then I was dead lost anyway! If only I could have got the rook on a4 on move 14 across to h4 - that would have been a fun way to connect rooks!

Brodie won lots of his games in entertaining style and ground out an ending win in The French against Yi Liu that was interesting to watch in its own way.

StokesyRedcliff
11-04-2016, 10:36 AM
Here is a well played French Defence in Round 4 between Ross Lam : 1911 (white) and Tony Dowden 2067 (black):

1 .e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 a5!? 7. Bd3 Bd7 8. 0-0 f6 9. Re1 cxd4 10. cxd4 fxe5 11. dxe5 Bc5 12. Qe2 Nge7 13. Nc3 Nd4 14. Nxd4 Bxd4 15. Bf4 0-0 16. Bg3 Nf5 17. Bxf5 Rxf5

18. Rad1 Raf8 19. Rd2 Bc6 20. Nd1 h5 21. Ne3 Bb5 22. Qd1 Bxe3 23. Rxe3 Qxe3 24. a4 Ba6 25. h4 Qxg3! 26. fxg3 Rf1+ 27. Qxf1 Rxf1+ 28. Kh2 Re1 29. Resigns.

Kaitlin
11-04-2016, 10:40 AM
do ... [pgn] .... at the start.....
and .... [/pgn ]..... at the end of the moves ... to make a nice board

StokesyRedcliff
11-04-2016, 11:04 AM
Here are the official results from The April Open at Rothwell. 38 players contested this "Week-Ender."

1st $700 Brodie McClymont with 6 out of 6! The "White Caviar" strikes again!

2nd $500 Gene Nakauchi with 5 out of 6.

=3rd $250 each to Yi Liu and Edwin Onilongo with 4.5 out of 6.

=1st Under 1600 $50 each to Henry Slater-Jones and Jason Wang with 3.5 out of 6.

=1st Under 1400 $35 each to Ross Mills, Hikaru Oka and Vyshak Sayinath with 3 out of 6.

=1st Under 800 $20 each to Khush Patel, Byron Morris, Raymond Zhuang, Alexander Dong and Aditya Anand with 2 out of 6.

Now we have The Qld Open in Toowoomba or The Churchie FIDE event in Brisbane to look forward to on the Labour Day long week-end in Queensland at the very end of April and the beginning of May, followed by The 51st Peninsula Open at Rothwell in the middle of May, Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 and a newly added event, The Wilde Weekender at Brisbane Central State School in Spring Hill, on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22. Junior chess players also have the Gold Coast Junior Championships on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 to look forward to as well.

Tony Dowden
11-04-2016, 03:16 PM
Here is a well played French Defence in Round 4 between Ross Lam : 1911 (white) and Tony Dowden 2067 (black):

... Thanks Mark! Here it is in pgn format and a few comments. [Er, see below posts for boards that work :( Many thanks KB :) ]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 a5 !? [A move from Dowden-Beliavsky Lucern OL 1982 to take the game away from topical set-ups where White plays an early b2-b4] 7. Bd3 Bd7 8. 0-0 f6 [Beliavsky played 8...a4] 9. Re1 cxd4 10. cxd4 fxe5 11. dxe5 Bc5 12. Qe2 Nge7 13. Nc3 Nd4 14. Nxd4 Bxd4 15. Bf4 0-0 [15. Nb5 was more active] 16. Bg3 Nf5 17. Bxf5 Rxf5 18. Rad1 Raf8 19. Rd2 Bc6 [with the idea Bxc3 and Qb3] 20. Nd1 h5 [taking g4 away from white's queen and anticipating the coming tactics] 21. Ne3 Bb5 22. Qd1 Bxe3 23. Rxe3 Qxe3 ! [Or 23. fxe3 Qxe3+ 24.Kh1 Qxe1+] 24. a4 Ba6 25. h4 Qxg3 ! 26. fxg3 Rf1+ 27. Qxf1 Rxf1+ 28. Kh2 Re1 0-1

Frank
11-04-2016, 03:23 PM
Any pics?

Kevin Bonham
12-04-2016, 12:20 AM
Two things that often trip the game viewer up are numbers of any kinds including dates in notes and also if variations don't appear at exactly the right point. So the following fixes the issues really clumsily, but I think there are also fixes involving using different kinds of brackets or something like that.




1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.a3 a5!? [A move from Dowden-Beliavsky Lucern OL nineteeneightytwo to take the game away from topical set-ups where White plays an early btwo-bfour] 7.Bd3 Bd7 8.0-0 f6 [Beliavsky played 8...a4] 9.Re1 cxd4 10.cxd4 fxe5 11.dxe5 Bc5 12.Qe2 Nge7 13.Nc3 Nd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd4 15.Bf4 [15. Nb5 was more active] 15...0-0 16.Bg3 Nf5 17.Bxf5 Rxf5 18.Rad1 Raf8 19.Rd2 Bc6 [with the idea Bxcthree and Qbthree] 20.Nd1 h5 [taking gfour away from white's queen and anticipating the coming tactics] 21.Ne3 Bb5 22.Qd1 Bxe3 23.Rxe3 [Or 23.fxe3 Qxe3+ 24.Kh1 Qxe1+] 23...Qxe3 ! 24.a4 Ba6 25.h4 Qxg3! 26.fxg3 Rf1+ 27.Qxf1 Rxf1+ 28.Kh2 Re1 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
12-04-2016, 12:49 AM
Mark C Stokes – Brodie McClymont, R1

Mark went for his strong opponent with a K-side attack that might have downed a lesser opponent, ingeniously getting Q to join the R on the h-file, and almost getting the other R there as well. Unfortunately Brodie's strong central control meant that the h-file breakthrough could not be followed up, and White's own K came under attack.

1.d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. d5 Ne4 4. h4 Qb6 5. Qc1 g6 6. Nd2 Nxg5 7.hxg5 Bg7 8. c3 d6 9. a4 e6 10. a5 Qd8 11. dxe6 fxe6 12. Ngf3 d5 13. Qc2 0-0 14. Ra4 c4 15. b3 Bd7 16. Rb4 Na6 17. Rxb7 cxb3 18. Qb2 Nc5 19. Rb4 Qxa5 20. Nd4 Rac8 21. e3 Na4 22. Qxb3 Rxc3 23. Qb1 Rfc8 24. Rb8 Rxb8 25. Qxb8+ Rc8 26. Qh2 Rc1+ 27. Ke2 e5 28. Qxh7+ Kf7 29. N(d4)b3 Nc3+ 30. Kf3 e4+ 31. Kg3 Qc7+ [32.Kh4 Rxf1 33.Rxf1 Qh2#] [{White could have played on with} 32.f4 exf3+ 33.Kxf3] 0-1 {MCS: 32.Resigns At least I liked playing 28 Qxh7+, though by then I was dead lost anyway! If only I could have got the rook on a4 on move 14 across to h4 - that would have been a fun way to connect rooks!}

Capablanca-Fan
12-04-2016, 02:00 AM
Ross Lam – Tony Dowden
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.a3 a5!? [A move from Dowden-Beliavsky Lucern OL nineteeneightytwo to take the game away from topical set-ups where White plays an early btwo-bfour] 7.Bd3 Bd7 8.0-0 f6 [Beliavsky played 8...a4] 9.Re1 cxd4 10.cxd4 fxe5 11.dxe5 Bc5 12.Qe2 Nge7 13.Nc3 Nd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd4 15.Bf4 [15. Nb5 was more active] 15...0-0 16.Bg3 Nf5 17.Bxf5 Rxf5 18.Rad1 Raf8 19.Rd2 Bc6 [with the idea Bxcthree and Qbthree] 20.Nd1 h5 [taking gfour away from white's queen and anticipating the coming tactics] 21.Ne3 Bb5 22.Qd1 Bxe3 23.Rxe3 [Or 23.fxe3 Qxe3+ 24.Kh1 Qxe1+] 23...Qxe3 ! 24.a4 Ba6 25.h4 Qxg3! 26.fxg3 Rf1+ 27.Qxf1 Rxf1+ 28.Kh2 Re1 0-1

An elegantly focused attack using the key f-file and g1-a7 diagonal. White didn't play any glaringly bad moves; Black played some very strong ones. 20... h5 was a nice touch; the B-pair threatens to trap the Q on a relatively open board. By move 25, any reasonable move would win with the extra whole R, but simplifying is undoubtedly the way to convince a reasonably strong opponent that resistance is futile, so deserves the exclam.

The Beliavsky ...a5 move is a good one, so we have a good example of putting the experience of a loss against a much stronger player to good use. It is similar to 8... a5 in this 1849 game by Captain Kennedy who should have won (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1001336).

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bd3 Qb6 6. Nf3 Bd7 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. O-O a5

Nimzovich and Salwe didn't seem to be aware of this precedent, and the prestige of the overrated My System killed the line for Black until the first World Junior Champion Borislav Ivkov revived it (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1063236). Tarrasch was also unduly fearful of 7.dxc5, since long before the Nimzovich game, he had played 6... cxd4 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1341053) specifically to avoid it.