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28-02-2018, 10:43 AM
Everyone is invited to play in the 2018 March Open on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11 in the F Block of Grace Lutheran College Buchanan Street Rothwell.

Round 1 starts at 9:30am on Saturday March 10. Other rounds will start at 12:30pm and 3:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Two half point byes are available for rounds 1-5!

The time control is 60 minutes each plus 10 seconds a move from move 1.

Entry fee is $70 BUT if you pay by Saturday March 3 you only pay $60! Pay by Direct Deposit to QWCL: BSB: 814282 Account Number: 50430778 Use your name as the reference. (CUA Bank)
Once you pay by Direct Deposit, also email your your details to Gail Young : qwclqwcl@gmail.com

1st: $700 2nd: $400 3rd: $200 plus three rating groups under 1600 ACF : 1st $125 in each group. Best Unrated wins a Chess Book
Enquiries: Phone, text or email Gail Young on 0411704815 qwclqwcl@gmail.com

Get full entry details off the CAQ Website under Coming Events : www.caq.org.au

See you at The 2018 March Open on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11 in the F Block of Grace Lutheran College Buchanan Street Rothwell - Park near the school swimming pool!

01-03-2018, 01:19 AM
Earlybird discounted entry fee for The March Open at Rothwell on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11 closes this Saturday March 3.

02-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Not sure if I entered at the right time or not but I am in !
Might have to fix up my CAQ membership, not sure if I paid for 3 years last year or not, I suspect not.
See you next weekend.

02-03-2018, 08:36 PM
Great to hear you have entered George! Gail will let us know if you are a CAQ Member or not!

02-03-2018, 08:59 PM
Earlybird discounted entry fee of just $60 for The March Open on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11 at Rothwell closes this Saturday March 3! Save yourself some money - enter NOW! Get full entry details off the CAQ Website - look under Coming Events : www.caq.org.au

06-03-2018, 06:44 PM
Just 4 sleeps to go ( Tues night, Wed night, Thurs night and Fri night ) till the 2018 March Open at Rothwell on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11: Get full details NOW off the CAQ Website: www.caq.org.au

10-03-2018, 12:24 AM
Entries will close for the 2018 March Open at 9:15am this Saturday March 10. The top 10 rated entries as of Friday March 9 are:

IM Brodie McClymont 2463, FM Gene Nakauchi 2261, Tom Maguire 2153, Himal Lama 2057, George Lester 2006, David Lovejoy 1821, KWCU Silva 1817, Igor Paevskiy 1771, Nathanael Young 1671 and Tony Weller 1653.

There are also a large number of talented and under-rated Juniors like Jayden Ooi, Jasper Moss and Rover-Leigh Mercado to watch out for!

See you in the F Block of Grace Lutheran College Buchanan Street Rothwell for Round 1 at 9:30am!

10-03-2018, 08:52 PM
A couple of rather big upsets in the first 3 rounds today- Igor Paevskiy defeated IM Brodie McClymont in R2 and Himal Lama from Nepal beat Gene Nakauchi in R3 to go to 3/3. The only other player on a perfect 3/3 is Tom

Maguire. Here are the provisional pairings for R4 at 9:30am on Sunday:

Himal Lama 3/3 v Tom Maguire 3/3, Allan Fossey 2.5/3 v George Lester 2.5/3, Brodie McClymont 2/3 v Don Hamilton 2/3, Nathanael Young 2/3 v Gene Nakauchi 2/3, David Lovejoy 2/3 v Tony Weller 2/3,

Jonathon Hsu 2/3 v Igor Paevskiy 2/3, Jasper Moss 1.5/3 v K Silva 1.5/3, Joe Lin 1.5/3 v Ben Peach 1.5/3, Sam Brekelmans 1/3 v John Paliwoda 1/3, Rover- Leigh Mercado 1/3 v Dulin Kodituwakku 1/3,

Ian Lin 1/3 v Phil Mulholland 1/3, Jayden Ooi 1/3 v Zerui Xing 1/3, Mark Pendrith 0.5/3 v Martin Carter 1/3 and Henry Liu 0/3 v Austin Chen 0/3. Half point byes are being taken by Mark C Stokes, Sze-Yong

Ng and Eowyn Mercado. R4 starts at 9:30am on Sunday! With Brodie and Gene both losing a game in the first 3 rounds, the tournament has really opened up! It should be a fascinating Sunday at Rothwell!

12-03-2018, 12:55 AM
Nepalese player Himal Lama won the 2018 March Open at Rothwell with 5.5/6 after a quick draw in R6 with Igor Paevskiy. Brodie McClymont took outright 2nd with 5/6 after defeating Gene Nakauchi in the final round and third place was shared by Tony Weller and Igor Paevskiy with 4.5 points each. The outright winner of the U1600 Rating Group was Allan Fossey with 4/6, Jayden Ooi won the U1200 Rating Group outright with 3.5/6 after defeating Mark C Stokes once again in the final round and the U800 Rating Group was shared by Austin Chen and Jonathan Hsu, both scoring 3/6. Congratulations to all the prize winners! It was a well contested event with many long hard fought games. It was a shame Brodie did not get to play Himal but a future clash will be worth seeing. Young Jayden Ooi is off to represent Australia at the end of month in Thailand and we wish him all the best! Thanks to all the players for making the 2018 March Open such a fun event and thank-you to Gail Young of the QWCL for putting on yet another well run weekender.

12-03-2018, 01:02 PM
Thanks to Gail and Mark for a smooth tournament!

Congratulations to Himal and the rest of the winners.

Thanks Mark for the flexibility yesterday afternoon, that will encourage me to make the >4.5 hour daily round trip to play there more often.

Cheers Garrett