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Kevin Bonham
04-08-2007, 10:48 PM
Text of entry form:

Hobart Weekender 2007

Class One Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix event
Hosted by Hobart International Chess Club for the TCA

VENUE: Migrant Resource Centre, 49 Molle St, Hobart

FORMAT: 6 round Swiss or Accelerated Swiss. 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move per player.

ROUNDS START: Saturday 15th September 10:30 am, 1:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:15 pm
Sunday 16th September 9:30 am, 12:45 pm.

ENTRY FEES: $50 waged, $45 conc, $30 U18, $25 U12, $5 discount if rec/d by 1st Sep. Entries after Wednesday 12 Sep may be declined if there is insufficient equipment. Entries on the day, if accepted, will close 10:00 am sharp.

PRIZES: 1st c. 40%, 2nd c. 20%, 3rd, U1700, U1500 c. 10% of prize pool (subject to at least three entries per division), U18 prize $60, U12 prize $50. Prize pool is entry fees less running costs and levies.

ARBITERS: Graham Richards and assistants.

ENQUIRIES: Kevin Bonham ph. 6224 8487 email k_bonham@tassie.net.au

NOTES: FIDE Laws 2005 apply Ė ringing mobiles will incur automatic forfeit. Entrants agree to abide by all decisions of the organisers and arbiters. The organisers reserve the right to make any changes required.

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ENTRY FORM

Name:
Address:
Phone: Email (optional):
DOB (required for U18 and U12, optional for adults):
(Providing dates of birth assists with the accuracy of the ACF rating system.)

Please detach this form and post it with payment to Kevin Bonham, 410 Macquarie Street, South Hobart, Tas 7004. Cheques and money orders to be made payable to HOBART INTERNATIONAL CHESS CLUB only, and such entries should be received by Monday 10 September.

Kevin Bonham
11-09-2007, 08:15 PM
To date we have 14 confirmed entries:

Kevin Bonham 1960
Ian Rout 1867 (ACT)
Nigel Frame 1794
Glen Gibbs 1748
Alastair Dyer 1738j
Milutin Ivkovic 1488
Vincent Horton 1419j
Janice Martin 1397
Russell Horton 1350
Graham Richards 1331
Andrew Kruup 1327
Andrew Fifield 1313j
Tony Sturges 1248
Alina Krasnicki UNRj

Neil Markovitz 2113 is probable and there are a couple of other probables and a fair number of known possibles, most of whom are juniors.

Entries on the day are welcome; there will certainly be enough equipment.

Kevin Bonham
12-09-2007, 10:14 PM
I will continue updating this thread as new entries are received, up til Friday evening.

Kruupy
14-09-2007, 10:09 PM
OK - the worst case scenario has occured:

tonight (friday) work 11pm-5a.m
Come home - watch WCC Mexico
Play in weekender
Go to work sat night (11:00-6:00am)
finish weekender on sun....

Could it get any worse?

Kevin Bonham
14-09-2007, 10:35 PM
OK - the worst case scenario has occured:

tonight (friday) work 11pm-5a.m
Come home - watch WCC Mexico
Play in weekender
Go to work sat night (11:00-6:00am)
finish weekender on sun....

Could it get any worse?

I'd love to watch the WCC matches live but I'm not getting up at (or staying up to) 5am on a tournament day to do so. Maybe a quick look over breakfast if I have time.

firegoat7
14-09-2007, 11:03 PM
Why six rounds?


cheers Fg7

Kevin Bonham
14-09-2007, 11:48 PM
Why six rounds?

Scheduling weekenders in Tassie on non-public-holiday weekends is especially difficult because the chess population is split between three cities, the largest two of which in chess terms are about four hours' drive apart. We wanted to give the Burnie players time to get back to Burnie on the Sunday in reasonable time, but we also wanted to use G60/+10 rather than cramming in seven rounds of G60 as has been done previously - having a short increment makes things much easier for everyone and many of the players prefer increments. We decided dropping one round was the best solution.

Kevin Bonham
15-09-2007, 09:59 PM
None of the many probables/possibles actually made it (as happens sometimes, and as opposed to other times when they all show up together with half a dozen people you didn't expect) so it's the proverbial "small but friendly" tournament. It's not quite clear why the field is so low when fields in other Tasmanian tournaments this year including at the same venue have been at record levels, but it does seem that whereas holding events in the September holidays used to be a good way to attract juniors, now there are so many chess tournaments on that they are chessed out and want to travel!

After four rounds, the top seed leads despite wasting half a point with a careless mistake against Janice Martin in round 1.

3.5 Bonham
3 Frame, Gibbs
2.5 Rout, Ivkovic
2 V Horton, Dyer, Martin
1.5 R Horton, Kruup, Richards, Fifield
1 Krasnicki, Sturges

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-2 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1960 4.5 14.0 21.5 16.5
Rout, Ian C ACT 1867 4.5 13.5 21.0 16.0
3 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1738 4 12.5 19.5 12.5
4-6 Frame, Nigel TAS 1794 3.5 15.0 22.0 15.0
Gibbs, Glen B TAS 1748 3.5 14.5 22.0 14.0
Horton, Russell TAS 1350 3.5 11.5 17.0 9.5
7-10 Ivkovic, Milutin TAS 1488 3 13.5 19.0 12.0
Horton, Vincent TAS 1419 3 13.0 18.0 12.0
Martin, Janice TAS 1397 3 13.0 18.0 9.5
Kruup, Andrew TAS 1327 3 10.0 14.5 8.5
11-12 Fifield, Andrew TAS 1313 2.5 12.5 17.5 7.5
Richards, Graham TAS 1331 2.5 10.5 14.5 8.5
13-14 Krasnicki, Alina TAS 1 11.5 15.5 3.0
Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1248 1 11.0 15.0 4.0



No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6

1. Bonham, Kevin TAS 8:D 6:W 5:W 2:W 4:D 3:D
2. Rout, Ian C ACT 9:W 7:W 3:D 1:L 6:W 4:W
3. Frame, Nigel TAS 10:W 4:W 2:D 6:D 5:L 1:D
4. Gibbs, Glen B TAS 11:W 3:L 9:W 7:W 1:D 2:L
5. Dyer, Alastair TAS 12:D 8:W 1:L 11:D 3:W 7:W
6. Ivkovic, Milutin TAS 13:W 1:L 11:W 3:D 2:L 12:D
7. Horton, Vincent TAS 14:W 2:L 10:W 4:L 8:W 5:L
8. Martin, Janice TAS 1:D 5:L 12:W 9:D 7:L 14:W
9. Horton, Russell TAS 2:L 12:W 4:L 8:D 13:W 10:W
10. Richards, Graham TAS 3:L 13:W 7:L :D 14:W 9:L
11. Kruup, Andrew TAS 4:L 14:W 6:L 5:D 12:D 13:W
12. Fifield, Andrew TAS 5:D 9:L 8:L 13:W 11:D 6:D
13. Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 6:L 10:L 14:W 12:L 9:L 11:L
14. Krasnicki, Alina TAS 7:L 11:L 13:L :W 10:L 8:L

Garvinator
16-09-2007, 04:06 PM
So I take it Ian Rout won the Interstate prize ;)

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2007, 04:43 PM
It's the second time Ian's been here and he's been equal first despite losing a game each time!

There was a lot of spectator/analyst interest in this game where I was very lucky to draw against Gibbs after playing badly. In fact I played badly in every game this weekend except two where my opponents kindly beat themselves.

Gibbs-Bonham

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f5 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qd1 b6?! [9...Bd7 is normal. The move played mixes up theory from different lines, although it has been played by GM van der Sterren once.] 10.Nf3 Ba6 11.Bxa6 Nxa6 12.Qd3 Nb8 13.0-0 Nc6 14.a4 Na5? Way too ambitious. 15.Qb5+ Qc6 16.Ba3 [16.dxc5! is winning as black cannot recapture the pawn either with or without first taking the queen - the knight drops in both variations. With the move played White has a better position but Black can struggle on without being a pawn down.] 16...Qxb5 17.axb5 Nb7 18.Ng5 Ke7 19.dxc5 bxc5 20.f4 h6 21.Nf3 Kd7 22.c4!? Ne7 23.Nd2 g5 [23...a6!?] 24.Nb3 Rhc8 25.cxd5 Nxd5 26.Bc1 g4 27.c4 Nb6 28.Nd2 Ke7 29.Ba3 Rd8 30.Nb3 Nxc4 31.Nxc5 Nxa3 32.Nxb7 Rdb8? [32...Rd3=] 33.Rxa3? [33.Na5! wins the exchange as 33...Nxb5 34.Nc6+] 33...Rxb7 34.Rfa1 Rxb5 35.Rxa7+ Rxa7 36.Rxa7+ Kd8 37.Ra2 [37.Rh7 was much analysed after the game when it turned out that if Black tries to repeatedly check White's king then it penetrates to h4 and Black is hard pressed to hold. However just 37...Rb4 (37...Rb1+? 38.Kf2 Rb2+ 39.Kg3 Rb3+ 40.Kh4 Rb2 41.Rxh6 Kd7 42.Kg5 Rxg2 43.Kf6 Rf2 44.Rh7++-) 38.Rxh6 Rxf4 39.Rxe6 Re4 40.h3 gxh3 41.gxh3 Kd7 reduces to KRP apiece.] 37...Kd7 Draw Agreed.

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2007, 05:17 PM
Last round clash of the junior U18 and U12 champions. Complex game. Dyer missed the win of the piece in the opening, then later on Horton missed a win and Dyer missed an immediate crush before eventually grinding his opponent down.

V Horton - Dyer

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bg5 a6 6.Bc4 Bg4 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Ne2?? e6?? [8...Bxf3 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.gxf3-+] 9.Qd2 0-0-0 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.0-0-0 h5 12.Kb1 Bxf3 13.gxf3 Bh6 14.Qd3 Kb8 15.c3 Ne7 16.Rhe1 Bg5 17.Ng3 h4 18.Ne4 Qxh2 19.Bxa6 bxa6 20.Qxa6 A few of us watching thought this was very strong for white but it is simply refuted by 20...Rd6! returning material 21.Nxd6 Qxd6 22.Qb5+ Qb6 23.Qd7 Nd5 24.Rd3 Nf4 25.Rdd1 Rh7? [Too risky; the f-pawn is not worth going to great lengths to save. 25...h3 26.Qxf7 Qb5 27.Re3 Nd5-/+] 26.Qe8+ Kb7 27.Qg8 [27.c4! intending R-e3-a3 is extremely strong. Perhaps black's best reply would be 27...Ng2 but it appears that white is winning with a queen and a danger pawn too much for a badly placed rook and two pieces after 28.Rd3 Nxe1 29.Ra3 Qa7 30.Rb3+! Qb6 31.Rxb6+ cxb6 32.d5] 27...Rh6 28.Qxf7 h3 29.Rh1 Qc6 30.Qf8 Qc4 31.Rh2 Nd5 32.a3?? Qe2? [32...Nxc3+ 33.bxc3 Qb3+ and it's all over] 33.Rdh1 Qxf3 34.Qc5 Bf4 35.Qb5+ Nb6 36.Qf1 Bxh2 37.Rxh2 c6 38.c4 Nd7 39.c5 e5 40.Qc4 Qd1+ 41.Ka2 Qxd4 42.Qxd4 exd4 43.b4 Ne5 44.Kb3 Nf3 45.Rh1 h2 46.Kc2 Rg6 47.Kd3 Rg1

Kevin Bonham
17-09-2007, 12:29 AM
Tournament report

HOBART WEEKENDER SEP 15-16, MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE, HOBART

Despite the previous two Tasmanian weekenders attracting record attendances, this one attracted the smallest field for quite a while. No-one is quite sure why (or whether there was any single reason) but it does seem that this time of year, once a good time to hold a tournament to take advantage of school holidays, is now a very busy time for many families for precisely the same reason.

In any case, after none of the many probables and possibles actually materialised, the starting field was fourteen, including one interstate entrant, Ian Rout from the ACT.

The first round featured some close games. Under 18 Junior Champion Alastair Dyer got nothing out of the opening against Burnie junior Andrew Fifield and the game was eventually drawn (although the endgame was interesting). Top seed Kevin Bonham also wasted half a point with a very silly blunder in a won position against Janice Martin, allowing her to escape to a knight for bishop ending a pawn down where she was able to establish a blockade. Andrew Kruup put up a good fight against Glen Gibbs, who eventually gave up his queen to force mate.

In round two the top seeds generally had easy wins with Rout, Bonham and Dyer all winning quickly. The Nigel Frame-Glen Gibbs game however went til move 84 causing a slight delay to the start of the next round; Frame played an impressive endgame and eventually prevailed.

Rout and Frame now lead and their round three game was (from what little I saw of it) a hard-fought draw. Dyer dropped a piece for two pawns early in the game against Bonham, while Milutin Ivkovic, as he often does, recovered from a lost position to win, against Kruup.

Dyer's indifferent start to the event got worse in round 4 when Kruup played the opening very forcefully against him and cashed in on the ugliness of his much higher rated opponent's position with a draw offer. As the proud owner of tripled isolated king's bishop's pawns, Dyer was unable to refuse. Frame and Ivkovic also drew, with Nigel's position seemingly dominant in the middlegame except that his king was somehow wide open on, of all squares, g4. On board 1 Rout was better for much of the game and at one stage could have won a pawn, but an error completely against the run of play resulted in Bonham going a pawn up and thereafter winning easily to take the outright lead.

Round five was off with a bang when Frame fell into an opening trap in the Morra against Dyer and ended up resigning after playing move 10, since move 11 would have been Nc7#. Bonham came under great pressure after mixing up lines against Gibbs, who missed at least one likely win, probably two, before eventually scrambling a draw. A win over Ivkovic kept Rout in the picture.

Bonham and Frame drew in nineteen moves in the final round, but not before Frame had missed the win of a piece. Either Gibbs or Rout could tie for first by winning, but although the position looked fairly drawish with queens off, Gibbs blundered a pawn and soon gave up. This left two significant games going - Russell Horton vs Graham Richards, effectively for the ratings prize, in which Richards was playing an impressive Benko until hanging a rook with not much left on the board. And there was a very complex game for third place between the state junior U18 and U12 champions - Alastair Dyer eventually ground down Vincent Horton after the players had missed a few earlier wins between them.

Special mention should be made of Alina Krasnicki who, playing against a very challenging field in the absence of other unrated or low-rated juniors, was competitive in every game and was actually beating two adults until falling for endgame swindles.

4.5/6 Kevin Bonham 1960 Ian Rout (ACT) 1867
4 Alastair Dyer 1738j (U18 prize)
3.5 Glen Gibbs 1748, Russell Horton 1350 (U1500 prize), Nigel Frame 1794
3 Milutin Ivkovic 1488, Vincent Horton 1419j (U12 prize), Janice Martin 1397f, Andrew Kruup 1327
2.5 Andrew Fifield 1313j, Graham Richards 1331
1 Alina Krasnicki UNRfj, Tony Sturges 1248

Richards received a half-point bye and Krasnicki a full-point bye.

Kevin Bonham
30-09-2007, 02:55 PM
Round five was off with a bang when Frame fell into an opening trap in the Morra against Dyer and ended up resigning after playing move 10, since move 11 would have been Nc7#.

This is showing as a delivered mate in the game viewer on Phil Donnelly's unofficial BCC site but Frame resigned before the mate could be played, thus ending the game immediately.

Capablanca-Fan
30-09-2007, 04:00 PM
Tournament report

HOBART WEEKENDER SEP 15-16, MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE, HOBART

4.5/6 Kevin Bonham 1960 Ian Rout (ACT) 1867

Congrats to both :clap:

BTW, on a different issue, have Dowden and Markowitz clashed before?

Kevin Bonham
30-09-2007, 04:15 PM
BTW, on a different issue, have Dowden and Markowitz clashed before?

No, we are still awaiting their first OTB meeting!

Kevin Bonham
02-10-2007, 09:24 PM
Concerning the 11-mover in question, after Arrogant-One made moronic judgements elsewhere based on one game, Gendo Ikari (who I'm pretty sure is Belthasar from this board) writes re Frame:


I thought he was an ok player, hasn't he beaten Kevin Bonham numerous times?

The answer to this is yes - in fact far more often than anyone else (partly because we play so often) - our record in rated play currently stands at +17=15-12 marginally in my favour.

Most of my losses are from a period in the 90s when Nigel was a significantly better player than me and had a psychological edge; from game five in 1989 through to game twelve in 1996 he beat me eight times in a row.

Basil
02-10-2007, 09:27 PM
... after Arrogant-One made moronic judgements elsewhere ...
Kev, I really think the "made moronic judgements" is redundant and taken by all parties 'as read', ab initio :P

Ian Rout
03-10-2007, 02:09 PM
By way of context, the game which has been the subject of recent discussion was played at 9:30am on Sunday which may have been a factor.

I was on the next board but I didn't see any of the game, I just looked up and the board was set up and deserted. Possibly both players were on autopilot, White because he knew all of it and Black because he didn't know any.

Anyway I can recommend Tasmania as a good place to go for a holiday and a chess tournament - not too crowded and plenty of scenery (in my case I had another agenda, as I'm getting towards retirement age and looking round at residences with cooler summers).

Kevin Bonham
05-10-2007, 01:56 AM
More false claims arising from the drivel in the ToolBox, showing again that certain places and/or posters are fact-free zones.


Nigel has been[sic] a former State Champ but I don't think his rating has ever been any higher than 1850.

Oh so close but no cigar; the highest rating I can find for Nigel is 1851 :lol:


As Tas. state champ he earned the "right"[sic] to compete in the Aus Champoinships[sic] in Brisbane where he scored 1/2 point I believe.

Wrong! (Only out by a factor of three.)


Just about everyone down here has beaten Kevin Bonham at one time or another!

Sort of, and to be expected given that I have long been very active by Tasmanian standards and that in some cases the "at one time or another" goes back to almost twenty years ago when I was rated not much over 1000!

For the record 15 of the other top 20 rated active players in the state have at least one win against me (the other five have all played me but never won), but only eight players in the rest of the active list for the state have wins (three of these not in the last ten years).


Bonham and Frame have met around 25 times when the last count was made (by Bonham).

Nowhere near; it is 44 times (see above) when the count was last made three days ago! Game 25, a draw, was played in 2001.


From memory I think Bonham was slightly ahead, something like 13-12.

Again nowhere near in any sense (it's now 24.5-19.5, but after game 25, Frame was still ahead 16-9).


Probably played the same openings in the games too

And that can be checked too ... in chronological order!

Frame - Bonham
1.b3 d6 2.Bb2 e5 3.e3 Nf6
1.Nc3 e6 2.e4 Bb4 3.a3 Bxc3
1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 Nc6 3.Bb2 Bf5
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b3 Nf6
1.f4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6
1.f4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 Nc6
1.f4 f5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6
1.f4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 c6
1.f4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7
1.f4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Nh3 d5
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.Bg5 c6
1.e4 e6 2.f4 d5 3.e5 c5
1.f4 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Nh3 g6
1.g3 g6 2.Bg2 Bg7 3.f4 d5
1.f4 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Nh3 g6

Bonham - Frame
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4
1.e4 e6 2.d4 b6 3.Bf4 Bb7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e3 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7
1.e3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.c4 Bg7
1.e3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.c4 Bg7
1.Nf3 f5 2.d4 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 b6 3.Nc3 Bb7
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7
1.e4 c5 2.g3 b6 3.Bg2 Bb7
1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 g6
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7
1.g3 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Bg2 Nf6
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6
1.c4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 g6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Nf6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 Nc6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6

(Hmmm, that was worth doing just to notice the bizarre unfair advantage I've had in the colour split - 29-15! Then again, I perform the same with each colour so maybe it doesn't matter.)

Sure, there's a few lines that crop up repeatedly, and we did have five ...Bd7 Moscows in a row, but six different first moves from one player and five from the other is hardly playing the same openings all the time!

Compare this to the opening repertoire of one Phil Donnelly.

In his "GamesTas" database there are 38 games with him as white and every single one starts 1.e4. Against ...e6 he always plays 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 if allowed to (10 times from 10). Against the Sicilian, always 2.Nf3, always 3.d4 (13/13). A bit more variation against ...e5 and ...c6 but just looks like a case of sticking with one thing then switching to another then sticking with that, at least for ...c6.

There are 23 games with him Black where his opponent plays 1.e4. In every one he responds ...c5. If his opponent plays 2.Nf3 (14 times) he responds ...d6 every single time!

There are 20 games with him Black where his opponent plays 1.d4. In every one he responds ...Nf6. At a certain point he discovers the Kings Indian and from that point in 14 out of 15 games his next moves are ...g6 and ...Bg7 (the only exception being where an opponent played 2.e4 and Phil - in the height of radicalism - actually took the pawn!)

Now, all of us have our little pets, and I, for instance, have never played anything but 1...e6 against 1.e4 in a rated game. But the above figures show that if it comes to talking about predictable openings, Phil Donnelly isn't so much skating on thin ice as lying at the bottom of the lake, after he's crashed through its surface and it has long since frozen over. Somehow I don't think he'll be finding any oxygen down there ... :lol:

PhilD707
05-10-2007, 08:02 AM
By way of context, the game which has been the subject of recent discussion was played at 9:30am on Sunday which may have been a factor.

I was on the next board but I didn't see any of the game, I just looked up and the board was set up and deserted. Possibly both players were on autopilot, White because he knew all of it and Black because he didn't know any.

Anyway I can recommend Tasmania as a good place to go for a holiday and a chess tournament - not too crowded and plenty of scenery (in my case I had another agenda, as I'm getting towards retirement age and looking round at residences with cooler summers).

Ian,
Can I be the first to recommend Burnie?
You would find that in both Launceston and Hobart you would be subjected, from time to time, to the same stinking hot summer temperatures as Canberra and the equally similar sub-zero winter nights. (I can make that claim as I have lived in all 3).

Here on the beautiful Northwest coast, (which we affectionately refer to as Godís own country), you will find that the thermometer rarely strays far above 23 degrees in the summer and is similarly benign in winter.

In addition there is a terrific crop of promising young Chess players who would be eager to share your wealth of Chess experience and your ratings points.:)
Phil.

Kevin Bonham
05-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Hi Phil,

Glad you could pay us a visit to see some of your inaccurate claims disposed of, and if you are so suddenly opposed to orifices, do feel free to close several of yours. :hand:

What you say about Burnie weather generally lacking the unpleasant extremes at times found in Hobart and Launceston is very true, though I have found that around March Burnie can sometimes be quite unpleasantly humid, so it is not as if any region of the state is perfect for those who are silly enough to judge where they play chess (an indoor game, as far as I'm aware) by the weather.

Meanwhile, I note that in the thread on this elsewhere you have come up with still more nonsense when you claim:


I was asked earlier this year if I would take over again as web master.
I agreed to do this under the condition that its content would not be interfered with by the CEO of the TCA, Bonham.
I guess he found this condition too onerous as I never heard any more about this offer.

Actually I never heard anything about this concept from you in the first place, nor have I heard of any such offer at all.

If anyone did ask you if you would take over as Webmaster then they did so without the permission of the TCA, which has not offered you this role since you resigned it (for the second time) on 24 March 2006.

You were offered the position of Vice-President on 12 March 2007. That is the only position the TCA has offered you this year. You declined it unconditionally on 30 May 2007.

You also refer to someone who you may believe is me who criticises:


what he disparagingly calls the "unofficial" web site of the Burnie Chess Club despite the fact that the BCC site has been updated weekly for several years now.

Are you familiar with the concept of a non sequitur? It is a fact that your BCC site is not officially endorsed by the BCC and you have admitted this yourself. I refer to it as unofficial because on no account should I ever give the misleading impression that your opinions on several issues are endorsed by any fellow BCC members, or for that matter, by any other living thing. I have nonetheless made positive comments about such aspects of the site as are positive (which is most of them, just a shame you try to ruin it with editorials reflecting your often eccentric views and contemptible attempts to suck in the kiddies by telling them the ToolBox is "Australia's coolest Chess[sic] chat forum".)

And the Tasmanian Championships 2008 is in Launceston, March 8-10. Alex would be welcome to enter but would not (so far as I'm aware) be eligible for the title of state champion and shouldn't delude himself too greatly about his outright prospects. :lol: Indeed a draft entry form has already been approved by the TCA, which in my personal view is a very welcome change indeed from the last-minute procession of unorthodox proposals that occurred when you directed the event in 2006. :hand:

And by the way the TCA site is maintained - whenever I have sent stuff through and asked for it to be put up it has always appeared.

[Apologies to others for the largely off-topic nature of the above, which comes from me responding to a thread about this event elsewhere which has itself gone way off-topic. Happy to split my two posts above on request.]

Ian Rout
05-10-2007, 01:09 PM
Thanks to Phil and Kevin for the info on Tasmanian climates. I'll stay out of the other stuff, except to note that while I opened all my White games with the same first move in the Hobart Weekender I did play two different defences to 1.e4.

PhilD707
05-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Thanks to Phil and Kevin for the info on Tasmanian climates. I'll stay out of the other stuff....

A wise decision Ian.
I'll be doing the same myself.
I only read a few lines of the "the other stuff" above but that was enough to persuade me that not only is it off-topic but it's off-forum as well.
I am sure that the owner knows where the appropriate place to post his views is.
Phil.

Basil
05-10-2007, 03:53 PM
I'll stay out of the other stuff....
Huh? But you're the cause of it.


I only read a few lines of the "the other stuff" above but that was enough to persuade me that not only is it off-topic but it's off-forum as well.
What a cheek! That's not the reason you only read a couple of lines. Your two permissible options are:
1. You saw it was headed south, fast.
2. You have a short attention span.

I thought Kevin's post was an on point deconstruction of the droppings that I assume regularly fill the The Little Boys' Room.

Kevin Bonham
05-10-2007, 03:53 PM
I am sure that the owner knows where the appropriate place to post his views is.

Certainly not on a forum run by a poster who was repeatedly banned for defaming people and who broke agreements with this site, nor on a forum "moderated" (yeah, right) by Matthew Sweeney. Especially not when its readership remains pretty negligible and includes a large proportion of known trolls.

If you put stuff in the public domain I will comment on it anywhere in the public domain that I feel inclined to do so. There is no such thing as "off-forum" and you yourself have frequently commented on stuff that has been posted here somewhere else instead of addressing it here. :hand:

Bill Gletsos
05-10-2007, 04:01 PM
Huh? You but you're the cause of it.Correct.
Phil in his usual discombobulated state could obfuscate and dribble on just as easily here as over there as he has demonstrated on numerous occasions.


I thought Kevin's post was an on point deconstruction of the droppings that I assume regularly fill the The Little Boys' Room.Exactly.