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themovingman
11-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Now that the Australian Championships are done and dusted for this year there is just time to prepare for this year's Toukley Open ....

http://www.whiteknights.centralcoastchess.com/Previous/2008/Toukley_Open_2008_Advert.htm

glosh51@dodo.com.au to find out more the above link doesn't say

themovingman
12-01-2008, 11:27 AM
Now that the Australian Championships are done and dusted for this year there is just time to prepare for this year's Toukley Open ....

http://www.whiteknights.centralcoastchess.com/Previous/2008/Toukley_Open_2008_Advert.htm

glosh51@dodo.com.au to find out more the above link doesn't say


sorry fellow players, someone (we won't say who) thought they had triple-checked, and yet still the draft stayed there - it should be the uptodate version now.

MichaelBaron
12-01-2008, 12:07 PM
Any entries from top players so far?:hmm:

Phil Bourke
12-01-2008, 02:02 PM
Any entries from top players so far?:hmm:
I'm reasonably certain that Gary Losh is playing :) There has to be a fair chance that Trent Parker will also be there :D
Is that enough talent to drag you out of Victoria?

MichaelBaron
12-01-2008, 03:29 PM
I'm reasonably certain that Gary Losh is playing :) There has to be a fair chance that Trent Parker will also be there :D
Is that enough talent to drag you out of Victoria?

LOL what about Antic and Xie?:hmm:

Trent Parker
15-01-2008, 10:07 AM
Lane was top seed last year.....

I played him in the first round! Got crushed in a Ruy Lopez....

Phil Bourke
15-01-2008, 11:24 AM
And I will be there too! Finally sorted things out so that it would be clear for me to play. So there you are Mr Baron, surely the talent pool is getting deep enough now :)

themovingman
02-02-2008, 10:49 AM
http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=181718#post181718

'cutting costs' [car pooling etc] thread is talking about this tournament [at the moment] and thus the link ...

messages 10 & 11 at this moment in time

DanielBell
02-02-2008, 12:21 PM
I'm gonna go. I can fit 3 people in my car, 2 comfortably, have a station wagon so bags and things can go in the back. My girlfriend has an Uncle in Toukley so we will probably stay there but I don't mind picking up and dropping off people at/from a hotel.

I'll leave Saturday morning and leave Sunday night.

$20 per head if there's 2 people. Costs me about $70 - $80 to fill up and that gets me there and back.

Phil Bourke
02-02-2008, 08:53 PM
I will be travelling down on the Friday evening. Saves a 4 hr drive for me on the Sat. I am using the hotel option that Gary posted, $35 a night.
If it helps anybody, I can pick them up around Hornsby and take them on through from there. I have room for 4. Will be returning Sun evening after the tournament.

themovingman
10-02-2008, 09:54 PM
preliminary report - games; pictures and a bit of a story :D available at http://www.whiteknights.centralcoastchess.com/Previous/2008/ToukleyOpen2008Report.htm

the 'better' link will be available 'exclusively through the NSWCA site

also look out for Trent's Blog on it

Garvinator
10-02-2008, 10:38 PM
How many moves were played in Bitansky, Igor v Smirnov, Vladimir?

Kevin Bonham
10-02-2008, 10:54 PM
Wow, Vladimir Smirnov (seeded 2/28) played Anton Smirnov (26/28) in round 3!

Garvinator
10-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Wow, Vladimir Smirnov (seeded 2/28) played Anton Smirnov (26/28) in round 3!
I think that is probably one pairing that the organisers should have avoided if possible ;)

Phil Bourke
11-02-2008, 11:33 AM
How many moves were played in Bitansky, Igor v Smirnov, Vladimir?
The much anticipated clash was a let down! Only 10 or 11 moves until the agreed draw!

Trent Parker
11-02-2008, 11:39 AM
But Igor had a very tiring game in the third round..... the reason for the quick draw.... my blog report will be ready soon!

Alexrules01
12-02-2008, 06:36 PM
I had to play Igor in the 6th round! I put up an alrite fight, just to strong though. I had an excellent result of 4.5/7! Best ever in an Open Tournament.
The best game I played was in the last round, I missed a simple win though, so the game went for an hour longer than it had to! :owned: