PDA

View Full Version : 2018 Newcastle Open - incorporating the 2018 NSW country title (10th & 11th Feb)



Dave_A_11779
07-02-2018, 10:37 PM
Hi All,

The Newcastle Open is on again this weekend for 2018 and this edition will also incorporate the 2018 NSW country title. Once again it will be a 6 round swiss tournament with three rounds on Saturday the 10th and three rounds on Sunday the 11th. The time control is an hour plus 10 seconds Fischer.

This is one of the more prestigious tournaments that Newcastle has to offer, made even more so with the inclusion of the NSW Country title. This will be awarded to the country player who finishes the highest on the leader board at the end of the competition. To qualify as a 'NSW Country Player', the person must reside in NSW & outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area at the time of the competition beginning.

All are welcome to play and we hope to have a strong turnout. I will put a list of players who have confirmed that they are playing up soon. We have at least 6 titled players at the moment. If you are interested in playing, you can let us know here or contact our president Brett Saunders by sending him an email (besaunders79@gmail.com).

Details: -

Venue: Gallipoli Legion Club, 3-5 Beaumont St, Hamilton, NSW 2303 (1 minute walking distance from Hamilton Train Station)
Rate of Play: Fischer - 60 minutes + 10 sec per move for each player

Dates: Saturday, 10th February & Sunday, 11th February, 2018

Registration: Saturday 10th from 9:30 am

Rounds: Saturday: 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm & Sunday: 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm

Prize Money:
Major 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall
$150 to NSW Country Champion plus trophy
Divisional number of prizes subject to entry fees collected
Prize for game with best sacrifice - as judged by IM Gary Lane

Entry fees: Adults $60, Concession $50

NB - All NSW players are required to be either full or associate members of the NSW Chess Association (or members of NSW Junior Chess League if under 18).

Membership can be arranged on the day.

Players who have not appeared 30 minutes from the posted start time will have their game deemed lost.

Hope to see you all there.

Dave_A_11779
07-02-2018, 10:46 PM
Newcastle Open 2018 – pre-registration list (No particular order)

ARBITERS – Ron Groenhout / Greg Wilson

TITLED PLAYERS
IM Gary Lane
IM Richard Jones
FM Brandon Clarke
WGM Jilin Zhang
FM Luis Sanchez Botella
WIM Nancy Lane
CM Paul Russell


Players
Bahman Kargosha
Rick Keuning
Ryan Lane
Trent Parker
Heinz Kestermann
Bernard O’Riordan
Geert Geesink
Vaness Reid
Christopher Connell
Steven Kucera
Shaun Booth
Phil Tan
Pertti Sirkka
Fritz Vander Wal
Peter Groenhout
David Groenhout
David Absalom
Brett Saunders
Ki Antes
Michael Cvetanovski

billross
08-02-2018, 07:58 AM
Good morning Dave
I will be there as well
Bill Ross

Dave_A_11779
08-02-2018, 10:35 AM
Hi Bill,

Thanks for that, we would love to see you there this weekend. Should be a good one.

All the best mate,
Dave

Trent Parker
08-02-2018, 12:14 PM
Wooow!!! what a tournament!

Hey Bill!!! Looking forward to seeing you at Newcastle!

Kind Regards

Trent Parker

billross
08-02-2018, 01:29 PM
Hey Bill!!! Looking forward to seeing you at Newcastle!


It has been a few years, but it will be great to reconnect with everyone!

lost
08-02-2018, 01:43 PM
Newcastle Open 2018 – pre-registration list (No particular order)

ARBITERS – Ron Groenhout / Greg Wilson

TITLED PLAYERS
IM Gary Lane
IM Richard Jones
FM Brandon Clarke
WGM Jilin Zhang
FM Luis Sanchez Botella
WIM Nancy Lane
CM Paul Russell


Players
Bahman Kargosha
Rick Keuning
Ryan Lane
Trent Parker
Heinz Kestermann
Bernard O’Riordan
Geert Geesink
Vaness Reid
Christopher Connell
Steven Kucera
Shaun Booth
Phil Tan
Pertti Sirkka
Fritz Vander Wal
Peter Groenhout
David Groenhout
David Absalom
Brett Saunders
Ki Antes
Michael Cvetanovski

You may want to add Vaness Reid to your titled player list as she is a WFM.

lost

Frank
08-02-2018, 03:44 PM
Newcastle Open 2018 pre-registration list (No particular order)

ARBITERS Ron Groenhout / Greg Wilson

TITLED PLAYERS
IM Gary Lane
IM Richard Jones
FM Brandon Clarke
WGM Jilin Zhang
FM Luis Sanchez Botella
WIM Nancy Lane
CM Paul Russell



Top line-up!

Adamski
13-02-2018, 12:26 PM
I hear that the first, third and fourth names above were first equal but would like to see some results here to confirm that. It was a strong field.

Trent Parker
13-02-2018, 04:14 PM
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
1-3 Clarke, Brandon G I OP 2400 5 17.0 25.0 18.0
Zhang, Jilin OP 2169 5 15.0 22.0 17.5
Lane, Gary W OP 2474 5 14.5 21.5 19.0
4-6 Jones, Richard S OP 2444 4.5 17.5 24.5 18.0
Kargosha, Bahman OP 2206 4.5 14.5 22.5 17.0
Hursky, Karel P OP C 1879 4.5 13.0 19.0 16.0
7-14 Bradshaw, Peter U13 1284 4 16.0 23.5 15.0
Abbott, Peter OP 1848 4 15.5 23.5 16.5
Russell, Paul OP C 1884 4 15.5 23.5 16.0
Sirkka, Pertti T U18 1788 4 14.0 21.0 14.0
Reid, Vaness OP 1828 4 13.0 20.5 14.0
Geesink, Geert U18 1583 4 11.5 16.5 13.0
Parker, Trent U18 1789 4 11.0 17.0 12.0
Jain, Anshika U18 1507 4 10.0 15.5 10.0
15-20 Mallari, Donato OP 2064 3.5 14.5 21.0 14.0
Jain, Kamal U18 1581 3.5 14.5 20.5 14.5
Clarke, Matthew OP C 1893 3.5 13.5 20.0 14.5
Dickson, Ian C U18 1565 3.5 12.5 17.5 11.5
Vander Wal, Fritz W OP C 1844 3.5 12.0 18.0 11.5
Duncan, Matthew U15 1463 3.5 11.0 17.0 11.5
21-29 Lane, Nancy L U18 1715 3 14.5 21.5 13.0
Greenwood, Norman U15 1397 3 14.5 21.5 11.5
Lane, Ryan U18 1711 3 14.0 20.5 13.0
Armstrong, Gary U18 1546 3 13.0 17.5 12.0
Clark, Neil U18 1563 3 12.5 17.5 12.0
Losh, Gary U18 1523 3 12.0 17.5 10.0
Kucera, Steven U15 1403 3 11.5 16.5 8.0
Lukic, Milorad U15 1410 3 9.5 14.5 10.0
Groenhout, David U15 1456 3 9.0 13.5 9.0
30-32 O'Riordan, Bernard U18 1789 2.5 13.5 20.5 10.0
Dibley, Shane E U18 1725 2.5 12.5 18.0 7.5
Booth, Shaun U15 1495 2.5 8.0 14.0 4.5
33-40 Ross, Bill U18 1526 2 13.5 20.5 9.0
Tiffen, Rodney E U18 1606 2 12.0 18.0 9.0
Egan, Bill U15 1352 2 11.5 17.5 8.5
Saunders, Brett U18 1526 2 10.5 16.0 5.0
Absalom, David U15 1377 2 10.5 15.5 6.0
Nemeth, Bela L U13 1207 2 9.0 14.0 6.0
Tracey, Michael J U13 1278 2 9.0 12.5 6.0
Cvetanovski, Michael U13 1253 2 7.5 12.0 3.0
41-42 Connell, Christopher U13 1027 1.5 9.5 15.0 5.0
Pascoe, John L U15 1322 1.5 8.0 13.0 5.0
43-48 Kestermann, Heinz U13 1091 1 12.0 17.0 3.0
Forrest, Graham U13 589 1 11.0 15.0 5.0
Groenhout, Peter U13 1023 1 9.5 15.0 3.0
Antes, Ki U13 864 1 7.5 11.0 1.0
Crook, Robert W U15 1461 1 3.5 9.0 2.0
Keuning, Patrick J U15 1427 1 3.0 8.5 2.0



Cross Table

No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Lane, Gary W OP 25:W 13:W 8:W 3:W 2:L 10:W
2. Jones, Richard S OP 26:W 12:W 5:D 7:W 1:W 3:L
3. Clarke, Brandon G I OP 27:W 15:W 40:W 1:L 4:W 2:W
4. Kargosha, Bahman OP 28:W 18:W 7:D 6:W 3:L 21:W
5. Zhang, Jilin OP 29:W 17:W 2:D 10:D 40:W 8:W
6. Mallari, Donato OP 30:W 20:W :D 4:L 15:L 13:W
7. Clarke, Matthew OP C 31:W 19:W 4:D 2:L 36:D 22:D
8. Russell, Paul OP C 32:W 22:W 1:L 24:W 12:W 5:L
9. Hursky, Karel P OP C 33:W 21:D 10:D 25:W 17:W 15:D
10. Abbott, Peter OP 34:W 24:W 9:D 5:D 18:W 1:L
11. Vander Wal, Fritz W OP C 36:W 23:D 21:L 14:L 26:W 16:W
12. Reid, Vaness OP 35:W 2:L 23:W 27:W 8:L 24:W
13. O'Riordan, Bernard U18 37:W 1:L 30:L 39:+ 14:D 6:L
14. Parker, Trent U18 38:D 40:L 16:W 11:W 13:D 23:W
15. Sirkka, Pertti T U18 39:W 3:L 31:W 30:D 6:W 9:D
16. Dibley, Shane E U18 40:L 38:D 14:L 45:W 34:W 11:L
17. Lane, Nancy L U18 41:W 5:L 32:W 34:W 9:L 28:L
18. Lane, Ryan U18 42:W 4:L 33:W 21:W 10:L 40:L
19. Tiffen, Rodney E U18 43:W 7:L 34:L 41:W 28:L 30:L
20. Geesink, Geert U18 44:W 6:L 35:W 40:L 25:W 36:W
21. Jain, Kamal U18 45:W 9:D 11:W 18:L 30:W 4:L
22. Dickson, Ian C U18 46:W 8:L 36:L 35:W 27:W 7:D
23. Clark, Neil U18 47:W 11:D 12:L 36:D 38:W 14:L
24. Armstrong, Gary U18 48:W 10:L 38:W 8:L 32:W 12:L
25. Ross, Bill U18 1:L 39:W 43:W 9:L 20:L 35:L
26. Saunders, Brett U18 2:L 35:L 42:W 38:L 11:L 44:W
27. Losh, Gary U18 3:L 41:W 48:W 12:L 22:L 37:W
28. Jain, Anshika U18 4:L 36:L 44:W 43:W 19:W 17:W
29. Booth, Shaun U15 5:L 43:L 45:L 37:D 46:W 39:W
30. Duncan, Matthew U15 6:L 42:W 13:W 15:D 21:L 19:W
31. Crook, Robert W U15 7:L 45:W 15:L : : :
32. Groenhout, David U15 8:L 44:W 17:L 48:W 24:L 41:W
33. Keuning, Patrick J U15 9:L 47:W 18:L : : :
34. Lukic, Milorad U15 10:L 46:W 19:W 17:L 16:L 38:W
35. Kucera, Steven U15 12:L 26:W 20:L 22:L 44:W 25:W
36. Greenwood, Norman U15 11:L 28:W 22:W 23:D 7:D 20:L
37. Absalom, David U15 13:L :D :L 29:D 43:W 27:L
38. Egan, Bill U15 14:D 16:D 24:L 26:W 23:L 34:L
39. Pascoe, John L U15 15:L 25:L 46:W 13:- 45:D 29:L
40. Bradshaw, Peter U13 16:W 14:W 3:L 20:W 5:L 18:W
41. Tracey, Michael J U13 17:L 27:L 47:W 19:L 48:W 32:L
42. Cvetanovski, Michael U13 18:L 30:L 26:L 46:L 47:W 45:W
43. Nemeth, Bela L U13 19:L 29:W 25:L 28:L 37:L 46:W
44. Kestermann, Heinz U13 20:L 32:L 28:L 47:W 35:L 26:L
45. Connell, Christopher U13 21:L 31:L 29:W 16:L 39:D 42:L
46. Groenhout, Peter U13 22:L 34:L 39:L 42:W 29:L 43:L
47. Antes, Ki U13 23:L 33:L 41:L 44:L 42:L 48:W
48. Forrest, Graham U13 24:L :W 27:L 32:L 41:L 47:L

billross
14-02-2018, 08:32 AM
Who won the Country Championship?

Dave_A_11779
14-02-2018, 10:20 AM
Thanks Trent for putting results up. I actually just got them last night myself. It was a wonderful tournament. 48 players including 7 titled players (Gary Lane, Richard Jones, Brandon Clarke, Jillin Zhang, Paul Russell, Vaness Reid and Nancy Lane) was a great effort.

The result was a three way tie between Gary Lane, Brandon Clarke and Jilin Zhang. Very strong tournament and a lot of tough chess played. In fact I cannot remember the last time there was a three way tie for first? Congratulations to these three players.

Karel Hursky claimed the 2018 country title, fighting off strong challenges from Paul Russell, Peter Bradshaw and previous winners Trent Parker, Fritz Vander Wal and Matthew Clarke. Karel takes over from Matthew Clarke who won it in Gosford last year.

It was also played in wonderful spirit and no real disputes to speak of. Thanks to Greg and Ron for once again doing an amazing job once again in organising the tournament as well as our President Brett Saunders. Full list of prize recipients below: -

Overall winners: - Brandon Clarke, Jilin Zhang and Gary Lane (5/6)

NSW Country Title: - Karel Hursky

Under 1800 division (Equal 1st): - Perti Sirkka, Geert Geesink, Trent Parker and Anshika Jain (4/6)

Under 1500 division (Outright 1st): - Matthew Duncan (3.5/6)

Under 1500 division (Equal 2nd): - Norm Greenwood, Steven Kucera, Milorad Lukic and Dave Groenhout (3/6)

Under 1300 division (Outright 1st): - Peter Bradshaw (4/6)

Under 1300 division (Equal 2nd): - Bela Nemeth, Michael Tracey and Michael Cvetanovksi (2/6)

Adamski
14-02-2018, 11:13 AM
Thank you Dave and Trent. Comprehensive.