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drgibbon
27-07-2018, 05:05 PM
The NQ Open returns this year with a new venue (the Cowboys Leagues Club (http://cowboysleagues.com.au/)). Full details and online entry at the club website (http://townsvillechessclub.org.au/north-queensland-open-2018/), or see the flyer (http://caq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-NQ-Open.pdf).

Date: 11th & 12th of August, 2018
Rounds start: 9:30AM (with registration from 9AM on the Saturday).
Venue: Cowboys Leagues Club (http://cowboysleagues.com.au/)
Format: 6 round Swiss.
Time controls: 60 minutes/player + 10 seconds/move (Fischer time).
Entry: $50 adults / $40 concession / $30 juniors / free entry for titled players (FM/IM/GM)
Prizes:
Open: 1st $500 / 2nd $350 / 3rd $200
Rating: 1st Under 1800 ($150), 1st Under 1400 ($100), 1st Unrated ($50)
Others: 1st Female ($100), 1st Junior ($50), 2nd Junior ($25), plus additional junior prizes supplied by Gardiner Chess (http://gardinerchess.com.au/).

Once again there will be a live broadcast (30 minute delay) on chess24 (http://chess24.com/) for the top 6 boards, so keep an eye out for that. See you there!

StokesyRedcliff
03-08-2018, 11:34 PM
IT IS TIME TO ENTER THE NORTH QUEENSLAND OPEN AT THE COWBOYS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB IN TOWNSVILLE NEXT WEEKEND, SATURDAY AUGUST 11 AND SUNDAY AUGUST 12.

Check Webjet now for flight prices but book with the airline itself!

StokesyRedcliff
06-08-2018, 10:39 PM
Check Webjet NOW for cheap plane tickets to Townsville for this weekend's North Queensland Open on Sat Aug 11 and Sun Aug 12 at the Cowboys Rugby League Club!

drgibbon
08-08-2018, 04:25 PM
For those that can't make it, you'll be able to browse the games from boards 1 to 6 on chess24 -> https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/nq-open-2018/

LeeWhalley
11-08-2018, 12:26 PM
Cross Table at round 1

ID NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1
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1 Solomon,Stephen J 2417 IM QLD 1.0 | +W12
2 O'Shaughnessy,Dave 1824 QLD 1.0 | +B13
3 Ghodosi,Hossein 1780 QLD 1.0 | +W14
4 Vucak,Mark 1743 QLD 1.0 | +B15
5 Stark,Ken 1729 QLD 0.5 | =BYE
6 Menoza,Ric Jun 1702 QLD 1.0 | +W16
7 Weller,Tony 1645 QLD 1.0 | +B17
8 Ottschoffski,Eddie 1606 QLD 1.0 | +W18
9 Whalley,Lee 1541 QLD 1.0 | +B19
10 Bourke,Ronald 1509 QLD 1.0 | +W20
11 Stokes,Mark C 1485 QLD 1.0 | +B21
12 Fotinos,Charles 1438 QLD 0.0 | -B1
13 Fon,Luka 1119 QLD 0.0 | -W2
14 De Thomassis,Lincoln 905 QLD 0.0 | -B3
15 Hitchcock,Cameron 782 QLD 0.0 | -W4
16 Chavan,Aaditya 780 QLD 0.0 | -B6
17 Di Giusto,John 0 QLD 0.0 | -W7
18 Forde,Jonah 0 QLD 0.0 | -B8
19 Jain,Mysha 0 QLD 0.0 | -W9
20 Locke,Dylan 0 QLD 0.0 | -B10
21 Puri,Vivaan 0 QLD 0.0 | -W11

LeeWhalley
11-08-2018, 03:27 PM
Cross Table at round 2 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 | DirE BucT BucM Cmlt
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1 Solomon,Stephen J 2417 IM QLD 2.0 | +W11 +B8 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.0
2 O'Shaughnessy,Dave 1824 QLD 2.0 | +B12 +W7 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.0
3 Ghodosi,Hossein 1780 QLD 2.0 | +W13 +B10 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.0
4 Bourke,Ronald 1509 QLD 2.0 | +W14 +B16 | 0.0 1.5 0.0 3.0
5 Vucak,Mark 1743 QLD 2.0 | +B17 +W9 | 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.0
6 Whalley,Lee 1541 QLD 1.5 | +B18 =BYE | 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.5
7 Menoza,Ric Jun 1702 QLD 1.0 | +W15 -B2 | 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.0
8 Weller,Tony 1645 QLD 1.0 | +B19 -W1 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0
9 Ottschoffski,Eddie 1606 QLD 1.0 | +W20 -B5 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0
10 Stokes,Mark C 1485 QLD 1.0 | +B21 -W3 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0
11 Fotinos,Charles 1438 QLD 1.0 | -B1 +W19 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.0
12 Fon,Luka 1119 QLD 1.0 | -W2 +B20 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.0
13 De Thomassis,Lincoln 905 QLD 1.0 | -B3 +W18 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.0
14 Locke,Dylan 0 QLD 1.0 | -B4 +W17 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.0
15 Chavan,Aaditya 780 QLD 1.0 | -B7 +W21 | 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
16 Stark,Ken 1729 QLD 0.5 | =BYE -W4 | 0.0 3.5 0.0 1.0
17 Hitchcock,Cameron 782 QLD 0.0 | -W5 -B14 | 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0
18 Jain,Mysha 0 QLD 0.0 | -W6 -B13 | 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0
19 Di Giusto,John 0 QLD 0.0 | -W8 -B11 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0
20 Forde,Jonah 0 QLD 0.0 | -B9 -W12 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0
21 Puri,Vivaan 0 QLD 0.0 | -W10 -B15 | 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0

LeeWhalley
11-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Cross Table at round 3 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 | DirE BucT BucM Cmlt
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1 Solomon,Stephen J 2417 IM QLD 3.0 | +W12 +B7 +W6 | 0.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
2 Bourke,Ronald 1509 QLD 3.0 | +W16 +B11 +W4 | 0.0 4.5 1.5 6.0
3 Ghodosi,Hossein 1780 QLD 2.5 | +W14 +B10 =B5 | 0.0 5.0 2.0 5.5
4 O'Shaughnessy,Dave 1824 QLD 2.0 | +B13 +W8 -B2 | 0.0 6.0 2.0 5.0
5 Whalley,Lee (W) 1541 QLD 2.0 | +B21 =BYE =W3 | 0.0 5.0 2.5 4.5
6 Vucak,Mark 1743 QLD 2.0 | +B20 +W9 -B1 | 0.0 5.0 2.0 5.0
7 Weller,Tony 1645 QLD 2.0 | +B17 -W1 +B13 | 0.0 5.0 1.0 4.0
8 Menoza,Ric Jun 1702 QLD 2.0 | +W15 -B4 +W12 | 0.0 4.0 1.0 4.0
9 Ottschoffski,Eddie 1606 QLD 2.0 | +W18 -B6 +W14 | 0.0 4.0 1.0 4.0
10 Stokes,Mark C 1485 QLD 2.0 | +B19 -W3 +B15 | 0.0 4.0 1.0 4.0
11 Stark,Ken 1729 QLD 1.5 | =BYE -W2 +B16 | 0.0 6.0 2.0 2.5
12 Fotinos,Charles 1438 QLD 1.0 | -B1 +W17 -B8 | 0.0 6.0 2.0 2.0
13 Fon,Luka 1119 QLD 1.0 | -W4 +B18 -W7 | 0.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
14 De Thomassis,Lincoln 905 QLD 1.0 | -B3 +W21 -B9 | 0.0 4.5 2.0 2.0
15 Chavan,Aaditya 780 QLD 1.0 | -B8 +W19 -W10 | 0.0 4.5 2.0 2.0
16 Locke,Dylan 0 QLD 1.0 | -B2 +W20 -W11 | 0.0 4.5 1.5 2.0
17 Di Giusto,John 0 QLD 1.0 | -W7 -B12 +W21 | 0.0 3.0 1.0 1.0
18 Forde,Jonah 0 QLD 1.0 | -B9 -W13 +B20 | 0.0 3.0 1.0 1.0
19 Puri,Vivaan 0 QLD 1.0 | -W10 -B15 +BYE | 0.0 3.0 1.0 1.0
20 Hitchcock,Cameron 782 QLD 0.0 | -W6 -B16 -W18 | 0.0 4.0 1.0 0.0
21 Jain,Mysha 0 QLD 0.0 | -W5 -B14 -B17 | 0.0 4.0 1.0 0.0

drgibbon
11-08-2018, 07:58 PM
A few glitches in the chess24 transmission (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/nq-open-2018/) today, but everything is up to date now, and hopefully it will be smooth sailing tomorrow.

LeeWhalley
12-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Cross Table at round 4 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 | DirE BucT BucM Cmlt
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1 Solomon,Stephen J 2417 IM QLD 4.0 | +W16 +B3 +W4 +B2 | 0.0 10.0 6.0 10.0
2 Bourke,Ronald 1509 QLD 3.0 | +W12 +B7 +W6 -W1 | 0.0 11.0 5.0 9.0
3 Weller,Tony 1645 QLD 3.0 | +B15 -W1 +B10 +W9 | 0.0 10.0 4.0 7.0
4 Vucak,Mark 1743 QLD 3.0 | +B18 +W9 -B1 +W11 | 0.0 9.0 4.0 8.0
5 Ghodosi,Hossein 1780 QLD 3.0 | +W17 +B13 =B8 =W6 | 0.0 8.0 4.5 8.5
6 O'Shaughnessy,Dave 1824 QLD 2.5 | +B10 +W11 -B2 =B5 | 0.0 10.0 5.0 7.5
7 Stark,Ken 1729 QLD 2.5 | =BYE -W2 +B12 +B13 | 0.0 9.5 4.5 5.0
8 Whalley,Lee (W) 1541 QLD 2.0 | +B21 =BYE =W5 -- | 0.0 9.0 6.0 6.5
9 Ottschoffski,Eddie 1606 QLD 2.0 | +W14 -B4 +W17 -B3 | 0.0 9.0 5.0 6.0
10 Fon,Luka 1119 QLD 2.0 | -W6 +B14 -W3 +B20 | 0.0 8.0 4.5 4.0
11 Menoza,Ric Jun 1702 QLD 2.0 | +W19 -B6 +W16 -B4 | 0.0 7.5 3.5 6.0
12 Locke,Dylan 0 QLD 2.0 | -B2 +W18 -W7 +B16 | 0.0 7.5 3.5 4.0
13 Stokes,Mark C 1485 QLD 2.0 | +B20 -W5 +B19 -W7 | 0.0 7.0 3.5 6.0
14 Forde,Jonah 0 QLD 2.0 | -B9 -W10 +B18 +W19 | 0.0 6.0 3.0 3.0
15 Di Giusto,John 0 QLD 2.0 | -W3 -B16 +W21 +B17 | 0.0 5.0 2.0 3.0
16 Fotinos,Charles 1438 QLD 1.0 | -B1 +W15 -B11 -W12 | 0.0 10.0 4.0 3.0
17 De Thomassis,Lincoln 905 QLD 1.0 | -B5 +W21 -B9 -W15 | 0.0 7.0 4.0 3.0
18 Hitchcock,Cameron 782 QLD 1.0 | -W4 -B12 -W14 +B21 | 0.0 7.0 4.0 1.0
19 Chavan,Aaditya 780 QLD 1.0 | -B11 +W20 -W13 -B14 | 0.0 6.5 4.0 3.0
20 Puri,Vivaan 0 QLD 1.0 | -W13 -B19 +BYE -W10 | 0.0 5.5 3.0 2.0
21 Jain,Mysha 0 QLD 0.0 | -W8 -B17 -B15 -W18 | 0.0 6.5 3.0 0.0

LeeWhalley
12-08-2018, 05:30 PM
Cross Table at round 6

ID NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6
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1 Solomon,Stephen J 2417 IM QLD 6.0 | +W12 +B7 +W4 +B10 +W3 +B5
2 O'Shaughnessy,Dave 1824 QLD 4.0 | +B13 +W6 -B10 =B3 +W7 =W4
3 Ghodosi,Hossein 1780 QLD 4.0 | +W14 +B11 =B9 =W2 -B1 +W17
4 Vucak,Mark 1743 QLD 4.5 | +B15 +W8 -B1 +W6 +W10 =B2
5 Stark,Ken 1729 QLD 3.5 | =BYE -W10 +B20 +B11 +W6 -W1
6 Menoza,Ric Jun 1702 QLD 3.0 | +W16 -B2 +W12 -B4 -B5 +W14
7 Weller,Tony 1645 QLD 4.0 | +B17 -W1 +B13 +W8 -B2 +W10
8 Ottschoffski,Eddie 1606 QLD 3.0 | +W18 -B4 +W14 -B7 +W13 -B11
9 Whalley,Lee (W) 1541 QLD 2.0 | +B19 =BYE =W3 -- -- --
10 Bourke,Ronald 1509 QLD 3.0 | +W20 +B5 +W2 -W1 -B4 -B7
11 Stokes,Mark C 1485 QLD 4.0 | +B21 -W3 +B16 -W5 +B20 +W8
12 Fotinos,Charles 1438 QLD 3.0 | -B1 +W17 -B6 -W20 +B19 +W15
13 Fon,Luka 1119 QLD 3.0 | -W2 +B18 -W7 +B21 -B8 +W20
14 De Thomassis,Lincoln 905 QLD 2.0 | -B3 +W19 -B8 -W17 +B16 -B6
15 Hitchcock,Cameron 782 QLD 2.0 | -W4 -B20 -W18 +B19 +W21 -B12
16 Chavan,Aaditya 780 QLD 2.0 | -B6 +W21 -W11 -B18 -W14 +W19
17 Di Giusto,John 0 QLD 3.0 | -W7 -B12 +W19 +B14 +W18 -B3
18 Forde,Jonah 0 QLD 3.0 | -B8 -W13 +B15 +W16 -B17 +W21
19 Jain,Mysha 0 QLD 0.0 | -W9 -B14 -B17 -W15 -W12 -B16
20 Locke,Dylan 0 QLD 2.0 | -B10 +W15 -W5 +B12 -W11 -B13
21 Puri,Vivaan 0 QLD 1.0 | -W11 -B16 +BYE -W13 -B15 -B18

Patrick Byrom
12-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the final crosstable. Is it possible to see one ranked in order of score (like the others)?

LeeWhalley
12-08-2018, 09:06 PM
North Queensland Open
Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 | DirE BucT BucM Cmlt
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1 Solomon,Stephen J 2417 IM QLD 6.0 | +W13 +B4 +W2 +B8 +W3 +B7 | 0.0 22.0 14.5 21.0
2 Vucak,Mark 1743 QLD 4.5 | +B18 +W9 -B1 +W10 +W8 =B5 | 0.0 21.0 13.0 16.5
3 Ghodosi,Hossein 1780 QLD 4.0 | +W17 +B6 =B16 =W5 -B1 +W12 | 0.0 22.5 14.5 15.5
4 Weller,Tony 1645 QLD 4.0 | +B12 -W1 +B11 +W9 -B5 +W8 | 0.0 22.0 13.0 14.0
5 O'Shaughnessy,Dave 1824 QLD 4.0 | +B11 +W10 -B8 =B3 +W4 =W2 | 0.0 21.5 14.0 15.0
6 Stokes,Mark C 1485 QLD 4.0 | +B20 -W3 +B19 -W7 +B15 +W9 | 0.0 15.0 10.5 13.0
7 Stark,Ken 1729 QLD 3.5 | =BYE -W8 +B15 +B6 +W10 -W1 | 0.0 21.0 13.0 12.0
8 Bourke,Ronald 1509 QLD 3.0 | +W15 +B7 +W5 -W1 -B2 -B4 | 0.0 24.0 16.0 15.0
9 Ottschoffski,Eddie 1606 QLD 3.0 | +W14 -B2 +W17 -B4 +W11 -B6 | 0.0 20.5 14.0 12.0
10 Menoza,Ric Jun 1702 QLD 3.0 | +W19 -B5 +W13 -B2 -B7 +W17 | 0.0 19.0 12.5 11.0
11 Fon,Luka 1119 QLD 3.0 | -W5 +B14 -W4 +B20 -B9 +W15 | 0.0 16.5 12.0 9.0
12 Di Giusto,John 0 QLD 3.0 | -W4 -B13 +W21 +B17 +W14 -B3 | 0.0 16.0 12.0 9.0
13 Fotinos,Charles 1438 QLD 3.0 | -B1 +W12 -B10 -W15 +B21 +W18 | 0.0 16.0 10.0 8.0
14 Forde,Jonah 0 QLD 3.0 | -B9 -W11 +B18 +W19 -B12 +W20 | 0.0 13.5 10.0 8.0
15 Locke,Dylan 0 QLD 2.0 | -B8 +W18 -W7 +B13 -W6 -B11 | 0.0 18.5 12.5 8.0
16 Whalley,Lee (W) 1541 QLD 2.0 | +B21 =BYE =W3 -- -- -- | 0.0 18.0 14.0 10.5
17 De Thomassis,Lincoln 905 QLD 2.0 | -B3 +W21 -B9 -W12 +B19 -B10 | 0.0 15.0 11.0 7.0
18 Hitchcock,Cameron 782 QLD 2.0 | -W2 -B15 -W14 +B21 +W20 -B13 | 0.0 13.0 8.5 5.0
19 Chavan,Aaditya 780 QLD 2.0 | -B10 +W20 -W6 -B14 -W17 +W21 | 0.0 12.5 8.5 6.0
20 Puri,Vivaan 0 QLD 1.0 | -W6 -B19 +BYE -W11 -B18 -B14 | 0.0 15.5 10.0 4.0
21 Jain,Mysha 0 QLD 0.0 | -W16 -B17 -B12 -W18 -W13 -B19 | 0.0 15.5 10.0 0.0

drgibbon
12-08-2018, 10:33 PM
Great tournament, thanks to everyone who played (and especially those who travelled). Congrats to Stephen Solomon once again for a clean sweep and clear first, and also Mark Vucak for outright second. The games can be browsed at the chess24 tournament page (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/nq-open-2018/), or the attached PGN. Cheers everyone, hope to see you all here again.

StokesyRedcliff
13-08-2018, 12:31 AM
Thanks for the pgn file of the games of the top 6 boards from the North Queensland Open in Townsville Dave! The 6 wins in a row by IM Stephen Solomon will be well worth a look! Mark Vucak also had a very good tournament and took out 2nd place all by himself on 4.5/6! Third place on 4/6 was shared by Hossein Ghodosi, Tony Weller, Dave O'Shaughnessy and Mark C Stokes.

Lee Whalley did a superb job as arbiter and the Cowboys Rugby League Club was a wonderful venue to play chess in. David O'Shaughnessy helped set up the virual live telecast of the 6 top boards on Chess 24 once again! I am already looking forward to playing in the 2019 North Queensland Open! Now our eyes turn to the inaugural Cairns Open in a couple of weeks time and the Queensland Open in Bundaberg in early September. Get full details of these upcoming events on the CAQ Website NOW : www.caq.org.au

drgibbon
16-08-2018, 06:09 PM
Having IM Solomon in the field once again provided an excellent opportunity for the local players to test themselves, although the rather serious rating difference reminded me of this old comic strip:

3657

:lol:

Onwards to Cairns!