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Kuan
17-02-2019, 09:36 AM
Announcing the 2019 City of Sydney Rapid
The NSW Chess Association invites entries for the 2019 City of Sydney Rapid
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Road
West Ryde, NSW
(Easy walk from West Ryde train station)
Licensed club rules apply
When: Sunday 24th February
Schedule: 10:15-10:45am Registration
11am Round 1
Format: 7 round Swiss
Prizes: 1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100
U2000-1800, U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
$100 in each division
Prizes based on 45 entries
Time Control: 20 minutes each per game plus 10 seconds per move.
Entry fees:
If registered by 22 February: $25 including all titled players
If registered on 23 February: $35 including all titled players
If registered on 24 February: $50 including all titled players
• The event will be ACF & FIDE rated. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• You need to register and pay by 22 February to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Entries on the day of the tournament will be included in the round 1 draw at the arbiter’s
discretion.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard after their time has elapsed shall lose the
game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2019 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• To be eligible to win the title of City of Sydney Rapid Champion the player must live within the
County of Cumberland
• By entering the event, players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.
• All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.
• For further information email tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website:
www.nswca.org.au
Note: All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
Australian Citizens & Permanent residents without FIDE id numbers will need to provide DOB prior to
the start of the event or their entry will not be accepted.
Foreign players without a FIDE id number will not be accepted. They will need to obtain a FIDE id
number from their National Federation and advise that number prior to their entry

Bob1
23-02-2019, 01:55 PM
This Rapid Event format is looking to be a very popular in current times in Sydney.

Currently 84 entries for tomorrow.

Looking at previous years entries:
2012 22
2013 30
2014 34
2015 36
2016 34
2017 51
2018 69
2019 84

I think the venue and advertised prize money have been the same (at least for) the last 3 years.

I'd be interested in comments from players at these events.

NSWCA is looking to invest in other one day rapid events into the future given the recent increase in numbers.
Venue rent becomes a big issue with such large increases in attendance.
Suitable venues have long booking periods required to secure a decent venue (typically 6-12 months) and size is fixed on what is booked.
Luckily this year we have a venue that can support the big increase in numbers from last year.

J.R.
23-02-2019, 02:01 PM
This Rapid Event format is looking to be a very popular in current times in Sydney.

Currently 84 entries for tomorrow.

Looking at previous years entries:
2012 22
2013 30
2014 34
2015 36
2016 34
2017 51
2018 69
2019 84

I think the venue and advertised prize money have been the same (at least for) the last 3 years.

I'd be interested in comments from players at these events.

NSWCA is looking to invest in other one day rapid events into the future given the recent increase in numbers.
Venue rent becomes a big issue with such large increases in attendance.
Suitable venues have long booking periods required to secure a decent venue (typically 6-12 months) and size is fixed on what is booked.
Luckily this year we have a venue that can support the big increase in numbers from last year.


Maybe the prize money could be bumped up ( because of the extra numbers).

Bob1
23-02-2019, 04:28 PM
J.R.
I totally agree with that! - however ...
Why change a format that is working and attracting more players 3 years in a row?
We could easily accidentally make the trend decline? (and not know why)

The current trend tells me prize money is not an incentive. The one day format is trumps!

Marketing any product is a fickle thing - and I have no marketing experience.

Vlad
23-02-2019, 05:18 PM
J.R.
Why change a format that is working and attracting more players 3 years in a row?
We could easily accidentally make the trend decline? (and not know why)


Are you saying that by increasing prizes you can negatively affect the numbers? Really??

J.R.
24-02-2019, 06:37 AM
I think with a greater number of players, NSW chess and itís players are rewarded- more players is always more fun. If it could be a monthly tournament in the same venue, everyone could benefit. I donít know if the leagues club would be willing to negotiate lower room costs if itís a regular event, but I would hope so. The reduced cost could be put back into prizes such as free entries for divisional placegetters in following months and vouchers for the league bistro (I am sceptical about the gambling aspects of the faster format in a leagues club).

But with a large turnout today, there would be no risk in running a follow up or two.

Bob1
24-02-2019, 07:46 AM
No - just saying that we are getting greater numbers without offering more prize money.
I do believe now is the time to invest heavily in Rapid events - including offering more events.
- Obviously we need to return more in Prizes (after all it is the players money) and we don't need the events to make money.

Max Illingworth
24-02-2019, 10:48 AM
I agree that it would be wonderful to have more frequent rapid events in Sydney - possibly even a 'rapid circuit' or Grand Prix where the top players across all the Sydney rapid tournaments for the year get a small prize and recognition.

On that note, credit should be given to Sydney Academy of Chess for hosting more rapid and blitz events this year through the 'Sydney Chess Club (https://sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/chess-clubs/sydney-chess-club-adult-chess-club)'.

BlairMandla
25-02-2019, 09:53 AM
Always enjoyed NSWCA's Rapid and Blitz events.
NSWCA has greatly improved in getting the events to start on time by charging steep late fees, which I greatly support.

I wish NSWCA would add more prizes in the rating categories, because at the end of the day its the players in these categories that make these events successful.
As a player whom generally picks up a prize in these events, I would be happy to sacrifice prize money for more of the rating category prizes.

Bill Gletsos
25-02-2019, 04:26 PM
No Name Feder Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Song, Raymond NSW 6.5 30:W 27:W 18:W 8:W 4:W 3:W 5:D
2 Kargosha, Bahman OS 6 88:W 21:D 40:W 9:W 17:D 8:W 10:W
3 Atanacio, Ricardo NSW 5.5 46:W 83:W 11:D 6:W 19:W 1:L 18:W
4 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 5.5 62:W 33:W 37:W 5:W 1:L 18:D 19:W
5 Rodgers, Jack NSW 5.5 28:W 48:W 44:W 4:L 41:W 13:W 1:D
6 Raichle, Joerg OS 5.5 61:W 34:W 24:D 3:L 40:W 23:W 25:W
7 Himanshu, Bhasin 5.5 55:W 85:W 17:L 51:W 23:D 20:W 16:W
8 Brown, Joshua NSW 5 74:W 31:W 16:W 1:L 22:W 2:L 32:W
9 Akulov, Alexey 5 57:W 60:W 10:W 2:L 14:W 16:D 17:D
10 Li, Johnson OS 5 70:W 38:W 9:L 34:W 12:W 17:W 2:L
11 Losiv, Edward NSW 5 64:W 35:W 3:D 16:L 21:D 51:W 26:W
12 Pan, Jason NSW 5 43:D 50:W 59:+ 22:D 10:L 58:W 30:W
13 Yaqoob, Yaqoob NSW 5 71:L 63:W 28:W 83:W 57:W 5:L 27:W
14 Watson, Robert A NSW 5 42:L 82:W 88:W 27:W 9:L 56:W 29:W
15 Siva Sankaran, Anup Kumar NSW 5 85:L 74:W 53:W 20:L 75:W 28:W 36:W
16 Bajrami, Samir NSW 4.5 32:W 29:W 8:L 11:W 60:W 9:D 7:L
17 Murray, Bruce D NSW 4.5 53:W 72:W 7:W 19:D 2:D 10:L 9:D
18 Pigram, Daniel NSW 4.5 26:W 42:W 1:L 61:W 37:W 4:D 3:L
19 Melamed, Daniel NSW 4.5 73:W 45:W 23:W 17:D 3:L 41:W 4:L
20 Abbott, Peter NSW 4.5 68:L 26:W 21:W 15:W 25:D 7:L 41:W
21 Sharma, Vinod 4.5 79:W 2:D 20:L 46:W 11:D 22:D 40:W
22 Miscenko, Dmitry NSW 4.5 47:W 56:W 41:D 12:D 8:L 21:D 42:W
23 Cabilin, Jeff NSW 4.5 75:W 68:W 19:L 49:W 7:D 6:L 45:W
24 Ball, Christopher NSW 4.5 51:W 52:W 6:D 41:L 29:W 25:L 43:W
25 Sirkka, Pertti T NSW 4.5 54:L 80:W 68:W 75:W 20:D 24:W 6:L
26 Solis, Ricardo NSW 4 18:L 20:L 50:W 76:W 33:W 57:W 11:L
27 Clouston, Bevan ACT 4 77:W 1:L 70:W 14:L 54:W 31:W 13:L
28 Alagusamy, Natarajan NSW 4 5:L 86:W 13:L 73:W 39:W 15:L 66:W
29 Dingley, Justin NSW 4 66:W 16:L 71:W 44:W 24:L 60:W 14:L
30 Fatohi, Emad Ghanim NSW 4 1:L 77:W 45:D 59:D 67:W 37:W 12:L
31 Can, Ryan 4 69:W 8:L 33:W 40:L 38:W 27:L 56:W
32 Jayaratne, Dilan NSW 4 16:L 66:W 57:L 85:W 35:W 44:W 8:L
33 White, Michael S NSW 4 39:W 4:L 31:L 64:W 26:L 54:W 67:W
34 Tanev, Vic NSW 4 90:W 6:L 62:W 10:L 52:W 36:L 51:W
35 Lescot, Florian NSW 4 58:W 11:L 83:L 62:W 32:L 59:W 69:W
36 Khamissi, Shakrokh 4 56:L 47:L 55:W 53:W 61:W 34:W 15:L
37 Parker, Trent NSW 4 81:W 76:W 4:L 52:W 18:L 30:L 53:W
38 Rupasinghe, Sayum NSW 4 65:W 10:L 76:W 60:L 31:L 74:W 52:W
39 Pham, Anson 4 33:L 62:L 81:W 70:W 28:L 63:W 58:W
40 Parsonage, Ian P NSW 3.5 59:D 43:W 2:L 31:W 6:L 46:W 21:L
41 Dragalchuk, Vladislav NSW 3.5 63:W 71:W 22:D 24:W 5:L 19:L 20:L
42 Corona, Jonluke NSW 3.5 14:W 18:L 72:W 57:L 49:D 68:W 22:L
43 Anup Kumar, Vihaan NSW 3.5 12:D 40:L 84:W 69:L 48:W 49:W 24:L
44 Staiff, Michael NSW 3.5 82:W 54:W 5:L 29:L 69:W 32:L 47:D
45 Tarek, Emad 3.5 78:W 19:L 30:D 48:D 68:D 69:W 23:L
46 Tracey, Michael J NSW 3.5 3:L 87:W 69:D 21:L 65:W 40:L 72:W
47 Sun, Marco ACT 3.5 22:L 36:W 60:L 74:L 85:W 64:W 44:D
48 Morgan, George NSW 3.5 86:W 5:L 51:L 45:D 43:L 73:W 68:W
49 Banicevic, Roy NSW 3.5 76:L 90:W 54:W 23:L 42:D 43:L 71:W
50 Greenwood, Norman NSW 3.5 84:D 12:L 26:L 55:L 90:W 76:W 70:W
51 Kucera, Steven NSW 3 24:L 78:W 48:W 7:L 72:W 11:L 34:L
52 Smit, George NSW 3 89:W 24:L 58:W 37:L 34:L 65:W 38:L
53 Jones, Harrison NSW 3 17:L 67:W 15:L 36:L 81:W 79:W 37:L
54 Menzies, Damien QLD 3 25:W 44:L 49:L 88:W 27:L 33:L 78:W
55 Rupasinghe, Chanya NSW 3 7:L 57:L 36:L 50:W 66:L 61:W 75:W
56 Keast, Robert NSW 3 36:W 22:L 75:L 71:W 74:W 14:L 31:L
57 Thite, Sameer NSW 3 9:L 55:W 32:W 42:W 13:L 26:L 0:
58 Arkins, Damien NSW 3 35:L 81:W 52:L 82:W 59:W 12:L 39:L
59 Zeng, Jimmy NSW 3 40:D 84:W 12:- 30:D 58:L 35:L 74:W
60 Redgrave, John NSW 3 80:W 9:L 47:W 38:W 16:L 29:L 0:
61 Wang, Michael NSW 3 6:L 73:W 85:W 18:L 36:L 55:L 77:W
62 Corona, Fabrizio NSW 3 4:L 39:W 34:L 35:L 79:L 85:W 76:W
63 Shaw, Ralph NSW 3 41:L 13:L 86:W 65:L 77:W 39:L 79:W
64 Steinthal, Joshua NSW 3 11:L 69:L 87:W 33:L 88:+ 47:L 84:W
65 Shah, Praas 3 38:L 70:L 90:W 63:W 46:L 52:L 80:W
66 Nguyen, Brian 3 29:L 32:L 74:L 90:W 55:W 87:W 28:L
67 Narimatsu, Juha 3 72:L 53:L 80:W 78:W 30:L 75:W 33:L
68 Momeni, Mehran NSW 2.5 20:W 23:L 25:L 77:W 45:D 42:L 48:L
69 Zekic, Peter NSW 2.5 31:L 64:W 46:D 43:W 44:L 45:L 35:L
70 Nabulsi, Derek NSW 2.5 10:L 65:W 27:L 39:L 73:D 84:W 50:L
71 Ullah, Sami NSW 2.5 13:W 41:L 29:L 56:L 86:W 72:D 49:L
72 Rachmadi, Herman NSW 2.5 67:W 17:L 42:L 80:W 51:L 71:D 46:L
73 Charbonneau, Romain NSW 2.5 19:L 61:L 89:W 28:L 70:D 48:L 90:W
74 Matanagh, Kamran NSW 2 8:L 15:L 66:W 47:W 56:L 38:L 59:L
75 Wang, Felix NSW 2 23:L 89:W 56:W 25:L 15:L 67:L 55:L
76 Prendergast, Cahn 2 49:W 37:L 38:L 26:L 82:W 50:L 62:L
77 Chen, Kevin (Jinwen) NSW 2 27:L 30:L 78:W 68:L 63:L 82:W 61:L
78 Zhao, Annan 2 45:L 51:L 77:L 67:L 0:W 81:W 54:L
79 Huang, Liuxin 2 21:L 88:L 82:L 89:W 62:W 53:L 63:L
80 Cyriac, Jose NSW 2 60:L 25:L 67:L 72:L 87:W 86:W 65:L
81 Johnston, Dylan NSW 2 37:L 58:L 39:L 84:W 53:L 78:L 89:W
82 Oshana, Fares NSW 2 44:L 14:L 79:W 58:L 76:L 77:L 86:W
83 Ribeiro E Silva Poyiatzis, Alexandros Michali NSW 2 87:W 3:L 35:W 13:L 0: 0: 0:
84 Qian, Leo 1.5 50:D 59:L 43:L 81:L 89:W 70:L 64:L
85 Bao, Nathan 1 15:W 7:L 61:L 32:L 47:L 62:L 87:L
86 Gandhi, Aarav 1 48:L 28:L 63:L 87:W 71:L 80:L 82:L
87 Sato, Sora 1 83:L 46:L 64:L 86:L 80:L 66:L 85:W
88 Reynolds, Paul J NSW 1 2:L 79:W 14:L 54:L 64:- 0: 0:
89 Wang, Oscar NSW 1 52:L 75:L 73:L 79:L 84:L 90:W 81:L
90 Bui, Vincent 0 34:L 49:L 65:L 66:L 50:L 89:L 73:L

Adamski
25-02-2019, 10:57 PM
Good to see Raymond Song winning a tournament in Sydney again. Well done!