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ElevatorEscapee
25-09-2007, 09:51 PM
To be held 6th & 7th of October in Rookmaine... err, Castlemaine, Victoria. :)

Metropolitan readers please note the eligibility requirements (ie open to all Victorian players is outside a 50km radius of the Melbourne GPO).

Details & Entry Form attached.

Or click on the link of the home page of the Bendigo Chss Club: http://www.myclub.net.au/BendigoChessClub

Intuition
26-09-2007, 11:36 AM
should be a good event...its a shame i cant make it... some mates are going to head down though..i think it would be better to have the time control at 90/30 like most championships rather that 60/30 but not practical i guess given the time constraints :)

ElevatorEscapee
05-10-2007, 07:44 PM
Pity you can't be there Intuition.

I will see if I can post an update in this thread tomorrow night, midway through the tournament (as long as I don't get back too late!) :)

ElevatorEscapee
06-10-2007, 08:43 PM
Well, some interesting results in the first three rounds. A paper maché Ganesh and the repeated 'blue screen of death' on the tournament directors' laptop just adding to the fun atmosphere. :)

After the first days play, Malcolm Pyke leads the tournament with last year's winner, Mark Bruere. The two clash on top board tomorrow morning. :D

16 Players:
Round 1


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [0] 1:0 Cook, Patrick 1620 [0]
2 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [0] 0:1 Booth, Stewart 2111 [0]
3 Anderson, Alistair 1937 [0] 1:0 Mollard, Max J 1546 [0]
4 Czuczman, Ken 1499 [0] 0:1 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [0]
5 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [0] 1:0 Daivis, Jon 1483 [0]
6 Loveband, Rob 1442 [0] .5:.5 Barrow, Nigel 1819 [0]
7 Lavery, John 1751 [0] 1:0 Eldridge, James 1384 [0]
8 Anton, Sarah 1256 [0] 0:1 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [0]


Round 2


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [1] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [1]
2 Booth, Stewart 2111 [1] 1:0 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [1]
3 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [1] 1:0 Anderson, Alistair 1937 [1]
4 Barrow, Nigel 1819 [.5] 1:0 Lavery, John 1751 [1]
5 Cook, Patrick 1620 [0] 1:0 Loveband, Rob 1442 [.5]
6 Daivis, Jon 1483 [0] 1:0 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [0]
7 Mollard, Max J 1546 [0] 1:0 Anton, Sarah 1256 [0]
8 Eldridge, James 1384 [0] 1:0 Czuczman, Ken 1499 [0]


Round 3


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [2] 1:0 Booth, Stewart 2111 [2]
2 Barrow, Nigel 1819 [1.5] 0:1 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [2]
3 Anderson, Alistair 1937 [1] 1:0 Cook, Patrick 1620 [1]
4 Mollard, Max J 1546 [1] 1:0 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [1]
5 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [1] 1:0 Eldridge, James 1384 [1]
6 Lavery, John 1751 [1] 1:0 Daivis, Jon 1483 [1]
7 Loveband, Rob 1442 [.5] 1:0 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [0]
8 Czuczman, Ken 1499 [0] 0:1 Anton, Sarah 1256 [0]


Round 4 pairings:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [3]
2 Booth, Stewart 2111 [2] : Lavery, John 1751 [2]
3 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [2] : Anderson, Alistair 1937 [2]
4 Loveband, Rob 1442 [1.5] : Mollard, Max J 1546 [2]
5 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [1] : Barrow, Nigel 1819 [1.5]
6 Cook, Patrick 1620 [1] : Eldridge, James 1384 [1]
7 Anton, Sarah 1256 [1] : Daivis, Jon 1483 [1]
8 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [0] : Czuczman, Ken 1499 [0]

eclectic
06-10-2007, 09:11 PM
i used this (http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm) to work out that as the crow flies mr pyke is only 40 km away from the melbourne gpo
:naughty:

Intuition
07-10-2007, 12:25 PM
Thanks for posting the results last night!! good to see how everyone is going... should be a good finish today...cheers :)

Intuition
07-10-2007, 12:35 PM
i used this (http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm) to work out that as the crow flies mr pyke is only 40 km away from the melbourne gpo
:naughty:

It is always good to have strong players in tourneys such as this but if that is the case I guess its not fair on players who wanted to enter but didnt because they adhered to the entry rules...anyway no point worrying about it this year the organisers should look more closely at these issues next year though before accepting players....Pyke was accepted and is in a good position...if he wins it this year good luck to him :clap: :)

Sam
07-10-2007, 03:01 PM
i used this (http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm) to work out that as the crow flies mr pyke is only 40 km away from the melbourne gpo
:naughty:

While Frankston is a part of Melbourne,albeit its outskirts,I think the organisers would have been looking to try and guarantee even numbers to avoid the bye.

And with Stewart Booth and Alistair Anderson in the tournament,Malcolm is by no means guaranteed to win this event. Either way the organisers were clearly happy with him to be in the event,so I dont see the problem.

MichaelBaron
07-10-2007, 03:49 PM
If overseas grandmasters are allowed to play in Aus championships, what could possibly be a problem with resident of Frankston playing in Vic Country champs?:hmm:

Would i have any desire to visit country victoria I too may have played...:)

Denis_Jessop
07-10-2007, 05:10 PM
If overseas grandmasters are allowed to play in Aus championships, what could possibly be a problem with resident of Frankston playing in Vic Country champs?:hmm:

Would i have any desire to visit country victoria I too may have played...:)

Overseas GMs are allowed, in small numbers, to play in the Australian Championships to allow people like you the opportunity of attaining an IM norm and to allow some people to even get a GM norm as David Smerdon did in Brisbane, 2006. :owned:

DJ

Bill Gletsos
07-10-2007, 05:18 PM
If overseas grandmasters are allowed to play in Aus championships, what could possibly be a problem with resident of Frankston playing in Vic Country champs?:hmm:The difference is that overseas GM's cannot be Australian Champion.

eclectic
07-10-2007, 05:22 PM
If overseas grandmasters are allowed to play in Aus championships, what could possibly be a problem with resident of Frankston playing in Vic Country champs?:hmm:

perhaps his participation enables country players there a chance to obtain "the big smoke" norm :whistle:

ElevatorEscapee
07-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Thank you to all who posted above for your interest in the tournament. :)

I wasn't involved in vetting entries, I am not exactly sure where Mr Pyke's house is and I am not about to get out a big tape measure. :)

Anyway, on with the results, indeed it was a good result for Malcolm, finishing first, including a fine win over second placed Stewart Booth (Swan Hill). Last year's winner Mark Bruere (from Yea) had a good tournament, drawing with both Booth & Pyke, but was knocked off in the final round by Mario Zoppi from Geelong, leaving a three way tie for third between Bruere, Zoppi & Alistair Anderson (Geelong).

A great result in the Reserves section too, with Sarah Anton from Kilmore becoming the first female to get her name on the Reserve's trophy, tieing for equal first with Max Mollard (Bendigo) & Rob Loveband (Ballarat).

I will put up a write up and some photos and games on the Bendigo Chess Club website over the next couple of days (I am a bit too exhausted to do it all tonight), I'll post here to let you know when it is up.

All in all, a fun tournament had by all, in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, due in no small part to the good natured behaviour of the players. :)

In the meantime, here are the round by round results and cross table from Swiss Perfect.

*Note Ken Czuczman had to withdraw due to ill health. Unrated player, Steve Ahern (from Bendigo) graciously made himself available for the remaining three rounds to avoid the tournament having a bye.


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [3] .5:.5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [3]
2 Booth, Stewart 2111 [2] 1:0 Lavery, John 1751 [2]
3 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [2] 1:0 Anderson, Alistair 1937 [2]
4 Loveband, Rob 1442 [1.5] .5:.5 Mollard, Max J 1546 [2]
5 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [1] 1:0 Barrow, Nigel 1819 [1.5]
6 Cook, Patrick 1620 [1] .5:.5 Eldridge, James 1384 [1]
7 Anton, Sarah 1256 [1] 1:0 Daivis, Jon 1483 [1]
8 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [0] 1:0 Ahern, Steve [0]


Top seed Pyke held to a draw on board one by last years' champ, Mark Bruere.

I had a long and interesting see/sawing struggle with Steven Fletcher from Geelong in round 4 - one of the games I will be posting. :)



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [3.5] 1:0 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [3]
2 Booth, Stewart 2111 [3] .5:.5 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [3.5]
3 Lavery, John 1751 [2] .5:.5 Mollard, Max J 1546 [2.5]
4 Anderson, Alistair 1937 [2] 1:0 Loveband, Rob 1442 [2]
5 Anton, Sarah 1256 [2] 0:1 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [2]
6 Barrow, Nigel 1819 [1.5] .5:.5 Cook, Patrick 1620 [1.5]
7 Eldridge, James 1384 [1.5] 1:0 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [1]
8 Daivis, Jon 1483 [1] 1:0 Ahern, Steve [0]


Another good result for Bruere.




No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Mollard, Max J 1546 [3] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 [4.5]
2 Bruere, Mark F 1728 [4] 0:1 Zoppi, Mario 1833 [3]
3 Fletcher, Steven 1894 [3] 0:1 Booth, Stewart 2111 [3.5]
4 Eldridge, James 1384 [2.5] 0:1 Anderson, Alistair 1937 [3]
5 Perrin, Kevin J 1561 [1] 0:1 Lavery, John 1751 [2.5]
6 Cook, Patrick 1620 [2] 0:1 Anton, Sarah 1256 [2]
7 Daivis, Jon 1483 [2] 0:1 Loveband, Rob 1442 [2]
8 Ahern, Steve [0] 0:1 Barrow, Nigel 1819 [2]


Yes, Black won every game in the last round!

Cross Table:


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1. Pyke, Malcolm L 2119 5.5 9:W 4:W 2:W 8:D 5:W 11:W
2. Booth, Stewart 2111 4.5 10:W 5:W 1:L 7:W 8:D 4:W
3. Anderson, Alistair 1937 4 11:W 8:L 9:W 5:L 14:W 15:W
4. Fletcher, Steven 1894 3 12:W 1:L 11:L 6:W 16:W 2:L
5. Zoppi, Mario 1833 4 13:W 2:L 15:W 3:W 1:L 8:W
6. Barrow, Nigel 1819 3 14:D 7:W 8:L 4:L 9:D 17:W
7. Lavery, John 1751 3.5 15:W 6:L 13:W 2:L 11:D 10:W
8. Bruere, Mark F 1728 4 16:W 3:W 6:W 1:D 2:D 5:L
9. Cook, Patrick 1620 2 1:L 14:W 3:L 15:D 6:D 16:L
10. Perrin, Kevin J 1561 1 2:L 13:L 14:L 17:W 15:L 7:L
11. Mollard, Max J 1546 3 3:L 16:W 4:W 14:D 7:D 1:L
12. Czuczman, Ken 1499 0 4:L 15:L 16:L : : :
13. Daivis, Jon 1483 2 5:L 10:W 7:L 16:L 17:W 14:L
14. Loveband, Rob 1442 3 6:D 9:L 10:W 11:D 3:L 13:W
15. Eldridge, James 1384 2.5 7:L 12:W 5:L 9:D 10:W 3:L
16. Anton, Sarah 1256 3 8:L 11:L 12:W 13:W 4:L 9:W
17. Ahern, Steve 0 : : : 10:L 13:L 6:L

Watto
08-10-2007, 10:05 AM
Thanks for all the coverage EE and congrats to Malcolm too. Will be good to see some of the games when they're up!

ElevatorEscapee
08-10-2007, 11:01 PM
Tournament report, games & photos now up on the Bendigo Chess Club website.

http://www.myclub.net.au/bendigochessclub/

Cheers :-)

eclectic
08-10-2007, 11:15 PM
was that a tapestry behind you in the photo?

Basil
08-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Good one EE. Thanks.
Well done Malcolm.
Well done everybody.
Carry on ... you're all doing very well!

ElevatorEscapee
08-10-2007, 11:45 PM
Yes, it's a community hall with lots of arts & craft type things lying around. I think they might be from art classes held there. :)

Intuition
09-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Nice report and tourney EE, will make sure i make it next year.... maybe the tourney could be combined with an art exhibition..i want one of those ganeshs....lol...congrats to pike.

Being strict with the 50k rule would make it more of a ridge-didge country championship. I think it's important it retains its meaning and doesn't turn into just any other weekender

peace :)

l

Gringo
09-10-2007, 01:23 PM
Nice report and games, Hideous Statue......:eek:

eclectic
12-10-2007, 10:49 PM
I saw this when going through the shoutbox archive earlier today


(12-10-2007 01.48 AM) ok well I am 4/7 at MCC 1/5/2 at DCC, 1/1at FCC and 4.5/6 at NPCC


(12-10-2007 01.48 AM) and got 5.5/6 in something else recently....hmmm....hard to recall lol

i found this sudden memory slip, replete with its hollow "lol" suffix, most interesting to say the least .... :hmm:

Basil
12-10-2007, 11:09 PM
i found this sudden memory slip, replete with its hollow "lol" suffix, most interesting to say the least .... :hmm:
Let me make one thing clear from the get go. I am not getting involved. I am not partisan. I have no agenda. I am not wedging.

OK - that was 4 things :doh:

Eccles. May I say this? I have no idea if there is anything afoot here - Lord knows each time I jump into these things I come off badly :doh:. But "the hollow lol" I myself have missed a few times from Maccles. The last time was when I went to defend what I genuinely thought was a shot at The Baron, only to have misread (what may have been a poorly executed) post.

The hollow lol seems to be mac's way.
Mine is silly emoticons.
Ax's is CAPS LOCK
and so on (I'd like to start an idiosyncrasies thread) :lol:

My point? Is there a chance that you misinterpreted Mac's posting? Don't get me wrong - I've spent the last 18 months sniping with Mac and have had more arguments him than he has with the rest of the board combined - but anyway ... that's my thought for the hour - hey there's another thread idea.