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brett
29-07-2007, 07:08 PM
2007 Integra NSW Championships

The NSW Chess Association. invites entries for the 2007 Integra NSW Championships </div>


Where:
Parramatta RSL
Corner O’Connell & Macquarie Streets, Parramatta NSW

When:
From 19th August to 14th October (7 Sundays, excluding the Sept 23rd and the long weekend on September 30th)

Schedule:
All divisions are 7 rounds. Rounds Start at 2.00pm

Time Limit:
FIDE time control 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move from move 1
The Championship Division will be FIDE rated

Format:
Run in three divisions: Championship, Major (U1900) and Minor (U1600) All players in the Championship must be ACF rated 1900 or higher. No exemptions will be granted.

Entry Championship:





Entry Major/Minor:
If registered by 15th August
Adult: $72.00 Junior [u/18]: $66.00 Aged Pensioner: $63.00

If registered after 15th August
Adult: $90.00 Junior [u/18]: $80.00 Aged Pensioner: $78.00



If registered by 15th August
Adult: $65.00 Junior [u/18]: $58.00 Aged Pensioner: $55.00

If registered after 15th August
Adult: $80.00 Junior [u/18]: $70.00 Aged Pensioner: $68.00

Full Time Students Under 25 may enter at the Junior rate.

Entries will be accepted on Saturday June 9th till 12.30pm only.

Prizes:
Championship: 1st $600 2nd $300 3rd $200 4th $100
Major: 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100 U1700 $100
Minor: 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100 U1400 $100
Prize fund based on 60 entries





· You need to register and pay by August 15th to be eligible for the early entry fee.

· All entries received after 1.30pm at registration will incur a $10 additional late fee

· Players are eligible for 1 prize only.

· All NSW resident players must be members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL

· For further information contact Brett Tindall by telephone on 8756 5974, email tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: http://www.nswca.org.au




2007 Integra NSW Championship Entry Form

First Name: ________________________ Surname: ______________________________

Rating: _________ Telephone #: _____________________ Date of Birth: ___/___/_ __

Address: _________________________________________________ Postcode: _________


Please tick the box appropriate to your entry:

Championship Entry Fees:

Entry Fee by August 15

Adult: $72 c Junior [U18]: $66 c Full Time Student [U25]: $66 c Aged Pensioner: $63 c
Entry Fee after August 15

Adult: $90 c Junior [U18]: $80 c Full Time Student [U25]: $80 c Aged Pensioner: $78 c


Major/Minor Entry Fees:

Entry Fee by August 15

Adult: $65 c Junior [U18]: $58 c Full Time Student [U25]: $58 c Aged Pensioner: $55 c
Entry Fee after August 15

Adult: $80 c Junior [U18]: $70 c Full Time Student [U25]: $70 c Aged Pensioner: $68 c

Please note to be eligible for the early entry fee your entry as well as payment MUST be received by the 15th of August 2007. You can pay your entry fee the following ways

1) Send a cheque to the NSW Chess Association, GPO Box 2418, Sydney NSW 2001

Cheques should be made out to NSW Chess Association

2) Pay online at website http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?p=order or pay in person or over the phone at Australian Chess Enterprises: Shop: 1 Garfield Road East, Riverstone. Tel (02) 9838-1529

3) Pay in person at Sydney Academy of Chess: Level 1, 29/31 Morwick Street Strathfield

Tel (02) 97451170

Full Time Student Educational Institution: ___________________________________

Note for full time Student U25 discount, Student ID card must be produced on the day of the Tournament otherwise the applicable Adult entry fee will be charged

Centrelink Aged Pension Number: ___________________________________

Note for Aged Pensioner discount, Centrelink Aged Pension card must be produced on the day of the Tournament otherwise the applicable Adult entry fee will be charged

I submit $_______ as entry to the 2007 Integra NSW Championship

Signed: ___________________________________ Date: _______________

brett
29-07-2007, 07:10 PM
The Winner of the NSW State Championships 2007 will gain free entry to ALL NSWCA weekend events in 2008!!

themovingman
10-08-2007, 01:41 AM
The Winner of the NSW State Championships 2007 will gain free entry to ALL NSWCA weekend events in 2008!!


well, that is certainly an innovation, I hope it encourages entry; if only that it shows effort by the organizers to try new things. It's a pity the format change to this year's City of Sydney did not result in a big increase in numbers - still, they are trying those new ideas ...

Garvinator
10-08-2007, 02:01 AM
The Winner of the NSW State Championships 2007 will gain free entry to ALL NSWCA weekend events in 2008!!
What happens if the winner already gets free entry?

bergil
10-08-2007, 10:04 AM
What happens if the winner already gets free entry?He'll win more of the same? ;)

Garvinator
10-08-2007, 01:31 PM
He'll win more of the same? ;)
Nah, even better, he will get double free entry ;)

Trent Parker
16-08-2007, 11:01 PM
Do we have a list of early entrants yet?

I have early entered! I paid by credit card over the phone with BJ

Zwischenzug
17-08-2007, 09:46 AM
Dammit, I want to go but I'm little short in cash. My favorite venue too.

pax
22-08-2007, 09:42 PM
I guess it's a little embarrassing that the NSW Champs field is outclassed in strength and number by the WA Championship field (Canfell excepted)..

Garvinator
22-08-2007, 09:56 PM
I guess it's a little embarrassing that the NSW Champs field is outclassed in strength and number by the WA Championship field (Canfell excepted)..
It might be of interest that all the eastern state championship's struggle to get their top players to compete in the same state championship.

four four two
06-09-2007, 10:27 AM
It might be of interest that all the eastern state championship's struggle to get their top players to compete in the same state championship.

Queensland and NSW may have this problem but Victoria certainly doesnt.
They routinely get 6 players over 2100 each year.

Seeing as there has already been a few rounds played so far,is somebody going to put a crosstable up so people can see whats happening in the tournament?

Denis_Jessop
06-09-2007, 11:23 AM
Seeing as there has already been a few rounds played so far,is somebody going to put a crosstable up so people can see whats happening in the tournament?


Go to http://www.nswca.org.au/tournaments/2007/Reports/NSW%20Champ/Champ.htm

DJ

CameronD
06-09-2007, 11:24 AM
It might be of interest that all the eastern state championship's struggle to get their top players to compete in the same state championship.

Interesting to compare the 06 and 07 Qld Championships and the differnce in the events. I've inserted state rank in brackets. If Garvin could enter qualifers in astericks. Also, how many in the states top 32 are active in chess??. Maybe the CAQ should contact those that played in 06, and not 07 to find out why for research purposes. Interesting to note the drop in reserves numbers from 44 to 21.

2007
1 Solomon, Stephen 2476 (1)
2 Truscott, Tony 1978 (16)
3 Nakauchi, Gene 1819 (32)
4 Wilkinson, Leo 1773 (39)
5 Lester, George 1756 (42)
6 Jule, Alexandra 1705 (?)
7 Grigg, Sam 1591 (81)
8 Bielenberg, Nathanael 1577 (83)


2006

1 Solomon, Stephen 2399 W 7+ B 5+ W 6+ B 8+ W 3+ B 2+ W 4+ 7
2 Truscott, Tony 1945 B 6= W 3+ B 4+ W 5+ B 8= W 1- W 7= 4.5
3 Lazarus, Ben 1914 W 8+ B 2- W 7+ B 6+ B 1- W 4- B 5+ 4
4 Casey, Kevin 2087 W 5- B 8+ W 2- B 7+ W 6+ B 3+ B 1- 4
5 Weller, Tony 1782 B 4+ W 1- W 8+ B 2- W 7+ B 6= W 3- 3.5
6 Selnes, Hamish 1767 W 2= B 7= B 1- W 3- B 4- W 5= B 8= 2
7 Lovejoy, David 1814 B 1- W 6= B 3- W 4- B 5- W 8= B 2= 1.5
8 O'Brien, John 1892 B 3- W 4- B 5- W 1- W 2= B 7= W 6= 1.5

Vlad
06-09-2007, 11:41 AM
I guess it's a little embarrassing that the NSW Champs field is outclassed in strength and number by the WA Championship field (Canfell excepted)..

Ford Memorial Open Tournament 2007 [FIDE-Rated]

List of Players

No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2298 2273
2. Cook, Roger S NSW 2203 2208
3. Luchtmeijer, Ton NSW 2197 2132
4. Hursky, Karel P NSW 2120 2013
5. Chen, Yu-Shiun NSW 2113 1883
6. Easterbrook-Smith, Simon NSW 2094 1926
7. Safarian, Alek NSW 2063 1941
8. Hutchings, Frank P NSW 2027 1902
9. Ilic, Ilija NSW 2025 1910
10. Muller, Henning NSW 2001 1918
11. Rewais, Sarwat NSW 1965 1816
12. Pickering, Anthony NSW 1953 1777
13. Apcar, Fred NSW 1908 1725
14. Watson, James NSW 1863
15. Nicholas, Lloyd F NSW 1841
16. Glissan, Paul NSW 1760
17. Mejzini, Jack NSW 1694
18. Javor, Stephen NSW 1688
19. Chocron, Ariel R NSW 1666
20. Lepojevic, Zarko NSW 1660
21. Rachmadi, Herman NSW 1840 1654
22. Miller, Gordon NSW 1622
23. Pepping, John M NSW 1594
24. Low, Frank NSW 1593
25. Creek, Peter NSW 1591
26. Baterowicz, Mark NSW 1568
27. Sliwinski, Zdzislaw NSW 1554
28. Pike, Robert D NSW 1541
29. Sparks, Chris J NSW 1533
30. Roberts, Curt NSW 1527
31. Greenwood, Norman NSW 1795 1520
32. Johnson, Andrew NSW 1516
33. Simmonds, Rex NSW 1513
34. Hill, Allan R NSW 1504
35. Fearon, John NSW 1499
36. Cheung, Benjamin NSW 1495
37. Roach, Owen NSW 1486
38. Tracey, Michael J NSW 1449
39. Kolotas, Harry NSW 1439
40. Heimburger, Norbert NSW 1409
41. Cook, David NSW 1391
42. Jeffreys, Roger W NSW 1383
43. Wang, Oscar NSW 1376
44. Waters, Mick NSW 1369
45. Courtney, Michael J NSW 1360
46. Ryan, Mark NSW 1355
47. Beeh, Tom NSW 1354
48. Parker, Simon NSW 1304
49. Glerum, John NSW 1294
50. Carden, Matthew NSW 1278
51. Moxom, Bob NSW 1265
52. Baker, John A NSW 1263
53. Willis, Phil NSW 1256
54. Schuetz, Fred NSW 1229
55. Nott, Anthony NSW 1184
56. Mas, Stephane NSW 1156
57. Roser, Michael L NSW 1137
58. Bennett, George NSW 1097
59. Krauss, Joseph NSW 984
60. Gram, Otto NSW 947
61. Smirnov, Anton NSW 277
62. Ashton, Neil NSW
63. Gosney, Paul QLD
64. Jennings, Andrew (Garry) NSW
65. Thippeswamy, Hareesh NSW

themovingman
10-09-2007, 12:04 AM
Round 5 pairings are up now [on the NSWCA site]

Gringo
11-09-2007, 12:31 PM
Trently will have to Gallop a bit faster now to claim the Post....:eek:

Rhubarb
17-09-2007, 02:18 AM
Canfell-Bolens
Round 5
NSW Championship

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 a5 11. Nbd2 a4 12. Bc2 h6 13. Nf1 Re8 14. Bd3 Ba6 15. Ng3 Bf8 16. Be3 exd4 17. cxd4 b4 18. d5 Bxd3 19. Qxd3 Ne5 20. Nxe5 dxe5 21. Rac1 Qd7 22. Rc6 Ra5 23. Rxf6 gxf6 24. Nf5 Rd8 25. Bd2 Kh7 26. Qf3 Bg7 27. Qh5 Rh8 28. Bxh6 Qxf5 29. Qxf5+ Kxh6 30. g4 Bf8 31. Qxf6+ Kh7 32. Qxf7+ Bg7 33. Qf5+ Kg8 34. Rc1 1-0

Sutek
17-09-2007, 10:02 AM
Canfell-Bolens
Round 5
NSW Championship

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 a5 11. Nbd2 a4 12. Bc2 h6 13. Nf1 Re8 14. Bd3 Ba6 15. Ng3 Bf8 16. Be3 exd4 17. cxd4 b4 18. d5 Bxd3 19. Qxd3 Ne5 20. Nxe5 dxe5 21. Rac1 Qd7 22. Rc6 Ra5 23. Rxf6 gxf6 24. Nf5 Rd8 25. Bd2 Kh7 26. Qf3 Bg7 27. Qh5 Rh8 28. Bxh6 Qxf5 29. Qxf5+ Kxh6 30. g4 Bf8 31. Qxf6+ Kh7 32. Qxf7+ Bg7 33. Qf5+ Kg8 34. Rc1 1-0

Well played by white.

The Zaitsev is a a well known defence to the Ruy Lopez and has been analysed for many decades.
I can not believe a player of Bolens standard and experience could play this position so strategically bad!

I suggest Mr. Bolens study some of Karpov games.
Then again he may not know who Karpov is?

Basil
17-09-2007, 04:28 PM
Pleasure to watch, Greg.

Javier Gil
17-09-2007, 08:25 PM
I can not believe a player of Bolens standard and experience could play this position so strategically bad!
I suggest Mr. Bolens study some of Karpov games.
Then again he may not know who Karpov is?

Does being so rude make you feel better? I wonder why. :hmm:

sonyrobocup
18-09-2007, 08:03 PM
I can not believe a player of Bolens standard and experience could play this position so strategically bad!


Bolens is not a master. This is not very surprising.

eclectic
18-09-2007, 08:06 PM
Bolens is not a master. This is not very surprising.

i thought he was a master of the gambit named in his honour :rolleyes:

Gringo
22-09-2007, 10:04 AM
not sure who's worse, Big Brother or Big Blogger.....:eek:

sonyrobocup
11-10-2007, 04:58 PM
What's wrong with Angelito and Arthur in the championship division?

Gringo
16-10-2007, 03:32 PM
R.I.P...:eek:

peter_parr
24-10-2007, 11:22 AM
Congratulations to FM Greg Canfell 2322 who has won the NSW State Championship for the sixth time - the same as his great predecessor Spencer Crakanthorp, the father-in-law of CJS Purdy.

CJS Purdy and G.Koshnitsky each won the event 7 times and Lajos Steiner a record 9 times.

The 2007 event at Parr-amatta RSL was Canfell's easiest victory.

He won the event outright 3 weeks before the finish after scoring 5/5 (the quickest champion in 106 years) against an average rating field of a very low 1915 (over 400 rating points below his own rating).

The entry of 34 in all tournaments combined was the lowest ever in modern times. The record is 188 players with 100 considered a very low entry in the Sydney CBD on Sunday evenings.


The FIDE Berger all play all round robin pairings were not used. The NSWCA President constantly refers to numerous Swiss pairings with his expertise yet his own 8 player round robin NSW Championship pairings remain a mystery. Every week the players asked me why colours etc were allocated differently to the official round robin FIDE pairings?

I would have invited the sponsor to the drawing of lots ceremony (not held) which determines pairing numbers and decides pairings for all rounds.

The score-table shows 12 losses on forfeit - in fact 39% of all games in the title event were never played.

The final round was a farce with no games at all taking place in the title event. The prize-winners who had won their final round on forfeit were told there would be no prize-giving ceremony, the prizes were to be discussed at a future council meeting and cheques posted in due course.

The traditional 10 year photo (1987, 1997 etc) of all the state champions was not held in 2007 although all NSWCA councillors were informed - a great publicity photo for the sponsor and the press.

The NSW State Championship in its long history often attracted the very best players in NSW to it's premier annual event and hard-fought games between the best players occurred every one of the 11 or more rounds.

Who can ever forget the nail-biting finishes to previous title events where the new champion emerges at the end of the last game to finish.

2007 - no games even played on the last day - 75% forfeits in last round - and a very weak field.

Finally I would like to thank the new sponsor Integra for their generous sponsorship. It is appreciated by the chess players.

I say to the NSWCA Executive - not good enough.
Final scores see http://www.chessdiscountsales.com/news/2007.htm

Basil
24-10-2007, 11:50 AM
Congratulations to FM Greg Canfell 2322 who has won the NSW State Championship for the sixth time - the same as his great predecessor Spencer Crakanthorp, the father-in-law of CJS Purdy.
Heartfelt congratulations, Greg. A most noteworthy achievement.

Rhubarb
24-10-2007, 08:30 PM
Congratulations to FM Greg Canfell 2322 who has won the NSW State Championship for the sixth time - the same as his great predecessor Spencer Crakanthorp, the father-in-law of CJS Purdy.

CJS Purdy and G.Koshnitsky each won the event 7 times and Lajos Steiner a record 9 times.Thanks Pete, although I'm sure that, unlike Kasparov, I suffer in the comparison to my great predecessors. :uhoh:


Finally I would like to thank the new sponsor Integra for their generous sponsorship. It is appreciated by the chess players.Absolutely! I too would like to thank Integra for the sponsorship.


I say to the NSWCA Executive - not good enough.Yes, there were many disappointing aspects, but I'd rather not comment further myself, with the exception of this:


Final scores see http://www.chessdiscountsales.com/news/2007.htm
Pete, in case Antichrist reads your column, notices some apparent contradictions in the final scores compared to the FIDE report, and is thinking of making an indignant comeback to this board &#224; la the St. George brouhaha of a few years ago, I should point out that the crosstable now on the FIDE site (http://www.fide.com/ratings/view_source.phtml?code=9163), and in particular the text-file report (http://users.tpg.com.au/canfell/Jan08/NSWChampionship.txt) from which the former was automatically generated, are for FIDE rating purposes only and do not represent the final standings, which would normally have the scores of players who play less than half their games in a round-robin removed entirely.

Gunner might like to deconstruct that faintly ridiculous sentence.


Heartfelt congratulations, Greg. A most noteworthy achievement.Thanks Gunster. :) Have I mentioned how classy you are lately?