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Andrew Hardegen
22-05-2016, 10:06 PM
The 2016 WA Lightning Championship was played on 22nd May. Despite the absence of WA's top player Tristan Boyd, current WA Champion Yita Choong, and past winner Bozidar Mandic, the tournament nevertheless attracted a strong field of 18 participants.

Congratulations to Ihsan Ferozkohi and Patrick Gong: 2016 WA Lightning Chess Champions.

Congratulations to Kathryn Hardegen: 2016 WA Women's Lightning Champion, and to Lorenzo Escalante: 2016 WA Seniors' Lightning Champion.

Thanks go to David Ellis for running an enjoyable tournament that was played without incident.

Prizes:

2016 WA Lightning Chess Champions: Ihsan Ferozkohi & Patrick Gong (9/11: 2-game playoff tied 1-1)
2016 WA Women's Lightning Chess Champion: Kathryn Hardegen (6/11)
2016 WA Seniors' Lightning Chess Champion: Lorenzo Escalante (6/11)

3rd: Andrew Hardegen (8/11)

1st Under 1900: George Carolin-Unkovich (7.5/11)
Equal 2nd Under 1900: Lorenzo Escalante & Colin Koehler (6/11: 2-game playoff tied 1-1)

1st Under 1700: Stewart Long (5/11: won playoff with Sri Dharmapuri & Kundan Dharmapuri)
=2nd Under 1700: Sri Dharmapuri & Kundan Dharmapuri (5/11: lost playoff with Stewart Long)

Crosstable:


<pre>2016 WA Lightning Championship
Final Cross Table sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 | BucT BucM Nwins
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1 Ferozkohi, Ihsan 2192 9.0 | +W9 -B6 +W2 +B7 -W4 +B8 +W14 +B3 +W5 +W10 +B12 | 69.5 56.0 9
2 Gong, Patrick 2136 9.0 | +B8 =W4 -B1 +W16 +B13 +B6 =W3 +W5 +B9 +W7 +B10 | 68.0 56.0 8
3 Hardegen, Andrew 1966 8.0 | +W10 +B16 +W13 =B6 +W5 -B4 =B2 -W1 +W12 +B11 +B9 | 67.0 55.0 7
4 Carolin-Unkovich, George 1875 7.5 | +W14 =B2 -W6 +B12 +B1 +W3 -B7 +W11 +B10 -B5 +W13 | 69.5 56.0 7
5 Saroha, Chirag 2064 7.0 | -W16 +B10 +W12 +B9 -B3 +W11 +W6 -B2 -B1 +W4 +B17 | 65.0 54.0 7
6 Hardegen, Kathryn 1950 6.0 | +B18 +W1 +B4 =W3 +B8 -W2 -B5 -W10 -B11 +W17 =W15 | 64.0 53.0 5
7 Escalante, Lorenzo 1840 6.0 | +W11 -B13 +W16 -W1 -B10 +B15 +W4 -W9 +B17 -B2 +W18 | 56.5 45.5 6
8 Koehler, Colin 1727 6.0 | -W2 +B14 +W11 +B13 -W6 -W1 -B10 +W17 -B15 +B18 +W16 | 54.0 43.0 6
9 Janceski, Alex 1767 5.5 | -B1 +W12 +B18 -W5 -B11 +W10 +W16 +B7 -W2 =B15 -W3 | 62.5 51.5 5
10 Dharmapuri, Sri 1642 5.0 | -B3 -W5 +W15 +B14 +W7 -B9 +W8 +B6 -W4 -B1 -W2 | 72.0 59.5 5
11 Long, Stewart 0 5.0 | -B7 +W17 -B8 +W18 +W9 -B5 +W12 -B4 +W6 -W3 -B14 | 59.5 49.5 5
12 Dharmapuri, Kundan 823 5.0 | +W15 -B9 -B5 -W4 +B17 +W18 -B11 +W13 -B3 +W14 -W1 | 59.0 48.0 5
13 Kinsman, Craig 2016 5.0 | +B17 +W7 -B3 -W8 -W2 -B14 +W15 -B12 +W18 +B16 -B4 | 56.5 45.5 5
14 McAteer, Ian 1400 4.5 | -B4 -W8 +B17 -W10 +B18 +W13 -B1 =W15 -B16 -B12 +W11 | 53.0 42.0 4
15 Dunlop, Gordon 1867 3.5 | -B12 -W18 -B10 -W17 +B16 -W7 -B13 =B14 +W8 =W9 =B6 | 50.0 42.0 2
16 France, George 1687 3.0 | +B5 -W3 -B7 -B2 -W15 +W17 -B9 -B18 +W14 -W13 -B8 | 58.5 47.5 3
17 Yeung, Evan 1655 2.0 | -W13 -B11 -W14 +B15 -W12 -B16 +W18 -B8 -W7 -B6 -W5 | 53.0 44.0 2
18 Gale, Brian 1540 2.0 | -W6 +B15 -W9 -B11 -W14 -B12 -B17 +W16 -B13 -W8 -B7 | 51.5 43.5 2
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