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Garvinator
18-01-2008, 05:29 PM
2008 QUEENSLAND OPEN

2008 MYER TAN AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX CLASS 2 TOURNAMENT

ZILLMERE & DISTRICTS COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB
340 Zillmere Road Zillmere QLD

PRIZES:

OPEN DIVISION
6 Round Swiss

Saturday 22nd March - Monday 24th March (3 days)

First $500 2nd: $400 3rd: $300 4th: $200 5th: $100

OPEN DIVISION WILL BE FIDE RATED


UNDER 1600 DIVISION
7 Round Swiss

Saturday 22nd March -Monday 24th March (3 days)

First $400 2nd: $300 3rd: $200 4th: $100

Rating groups: $100 each rating group, minimum 10 players per group (2 groups minimum)

UNDER 1000 DIVISION
7 Round Swiss

Saturday 22nd March -Sunday 23rd March (2 days)

1st: Novelty Prize 2nd: $100 3rd: $75

$50 each rating group, minimum 10 players per group (2 groups minimum)

Tie-breaks will be used to decide rating group prizes and the novelty prize.

ENTRY FEES

OPEN DIVISION:
Full entry fee: $80; Students, pensioners etc $70
Entries received before 15th March receive a $20 discount.
ACF rating above 2000 entering before 1st March: $40.

UNDER 1600 DIVISION: Full entry fee: $60; Students, pensioners etc $50
Entries received before 15th March receive a $10 discount

UNDER 1000 DIVISION: Full entry fee: $50; Students, pensioners etc $40
Entries received before 15th March receive a $10 discount

PLAYERS ENTERING ON THE DAY WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $10 IN ALL DIVISIONS

SESSION TIMES

OPEN DIVISION


Round 1: 10am Saturday 22nd Round 2: 3pm Saturday 22nd
Round 3: 10am Sunday 23rd Round 4: 3pm Sunday 23rd
Round 5: 9am Monday 24th Round 6: 2pm Monday 24th

UNDER 1600 DIVISION


Round 1: 10am Saturday 22nd Round 2: 1:30pm Saturday 22nd
Round 3: 5pm Saturday 22nd Round 4: 10am Sunday 23rd
Round 5: 1:30pm Sunday 23rd Round 6: 9am Monday 24th
Round 7: 12:30pm Monday 24th


UNDER 1000 DIVISION

Round 1: Saturday 10am and play for next round starts ASAP after last round finishes.
Round 5: Sunday 10am and play for next round starts ASAP after last round finishes.

TIME CONTROLS

OPEN DIVISION: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one (Fischer)
UNDER 1600 DIVISION: 60 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one (Fischer)
UNDER 1000 DIVISION: 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from move one (Fischer)

TOURNAMENT RULES

1. All divisions will be ACF and QJRL rated. The Open Division will be FIDE rated.
2. All 2005 FIDE Laws of Chess will be enforced.
3. If a playerís mobile phone rings in the playing venue during play, that player shall lose the game.
4. The organisers and the arbiter reserve the right to refuse entry to any player.
5. There is no analysis in the playing hall.
6. In all divisions, players may request one half point bye to the ARBITER.
7. There will be no half point byes awarded in the final two rounds of any division.
8. March 08 ACF rating list will be used for all divisions.
9. Players without an ACF rating will be assigned a rating by the arbiter (FIDE, QJRL etc) based on known information.
10. Outright money prizes in all divisions will be shared.

ENTRIES and ENQUIRIES

Garvin Gray:
0422 99 30 62
garvingray@optusnet.com.au

Payment by direct credit welcome, payable to:
Account name: Chess Association of Queensland Inc
BSB: 084-120;
Account No: 20501-7068
Ref: Quote 2008 plus player's name

Paying by cheque/money order:
Chess Association of Queensland Inc.
4 Hogan Street Keperra Brisbane 4054


ENTRIES CLOSE
9:30am Saturday 22nd March

Garvinator
04-02-2008, 07:27 PM
Wonders if Jono will be playing in this?

ENTRY FEES

OPEN DIVISION:
Full entry fee: $80; Students, pensioners etc $70
Entries received before 15th March receive a $20 discount.

ACF rating above 2000 entering before 1st March: $40.

Garrett
05-02-2008, 06:16 AM
Looks like a great event.

ER
15-02-2008, 12:57 AM
Any other major events in QLD till the end of April? If not, there goes my dream of coming to Brisbane to play Chess this year :(
This Open clashes with Doeberl and I have already booked for it! :(
Cheers and good luck anyway, I will follow the results with great interest because it is really going to be a magnificent event!

Garvinator
15-02-2008, 01:16 AM
Any other major events in QLD till the end of April? If not, there goes my dream of coming to Brisbane to play Chess this year :(
This Open clashes with Doeberl and I have already booked for it! :(
Cheers and good luck anyway, I will follow the results with great interest because it is really going to be a magnificent event!
March Madness Open and Under 1600- 1st/2nd March.
Check out my sig for the pdf.

CameronD
15-02-2008, 02:41 AM
March Madness Open and Under 1600- 1st/2nd March.
Check out my sig for the pdf.

Its under 1000 by the entry form, not under 1600

DanielBell
15-02-2008, 02:46 AM
Any Sydney siders feel like a road trip?

Couldn't make it to toukley because of new job, but I'd probably be able to make it to that one!

ER
15-02-2008, 02:59 AM
March Madness Open and Under 1600- 1st/2nd March.
Check out my sig for the pdf.

that's interesting Garvin thanks. Is Zillmere far from Brissy?
Cheers and good luck!

Garvinator
15-02-2008, 03:35 AM
Its under 1000 by the entry form, not under 1600
You are quite correct. It is under 1000 in my sig too :eek:

Garvinator
15-02-2008, 03:35 AM
Couldn't make it to toukley because of new job, but I'd probably be able to make it to that one!
Which one DanielBell?

Garvinator
15-02-2008, 03:41 AM
that's interesting Garvin thanks. Is Zillmere far from Brissy?
Cheers and good luck!
Zillmere is a suburb in Northern Brisbane, roughly 15kms or so from the city centre.

There is a train station about 10 mins walk from the venue and a bus that leaves from the city stops right outside the venue.

ER
15-02-2008, 03:44 AM
Zillmere is a suburb in Northern Brisbane, roughly 15kms or so from the city centre.

There is a train station about 10 mins walk from the venue and a bus that leaves from the city stops right outside the venue.

thanks again Garvin I will see what I can do with work so I can drop in for the tournament!
Cheers and good luck!

Garrett
05-03-2008, 06:39 AM
Only a couple of weeks to go to this tourney now.

Should be a huge event.

Just look at the prizes for under 1600 !! (I am backing Gunner for the U/1600).

Good prizes, FIDE rated (Open division).

Come on everyone - support Qld chess !

Jono, Boris, Cammo, Brendan you guys in ?

Cheers
Garrett.

Garvinator
05-03-2008, 07:51 PM
Should be a huge event. Can only hope so :)


Just look at the prizes for under 1600 !! (I am backing Gunner for the U/1600).Is the Gunner playing?


Good prizes, FIDE rated (Open division).Lets see if this will get the top players to actually play. Also the 90 + 30 time control will allow for some decent chess.


Come on everyone - support Qld chess !If players dont support the events, then they wont be run in the current format, or at all in some cases. Which means less events and everyone loses.


Jono, Boris, Cammo, Brendan you guys in ?I would like to know this too.

As an aside, no ACF 2000+ player took up the special offer of basically half price entry before 1st March.

Basil
05-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Is the Gunner playing?
No. I wish. (Kinda - spending aster with family is also great). The real reason I'm not playing is that Renťe and the kids head off to NSW on the following weekend (leaving me home alone), so I'll be looking for a comp then!

CameronD
05-03-2008, 10:15 PM
Wont be able to play as I cant get holidays during easter, instead will have to constantly bring out more chocolate out the back nonstop.

next chess game will be in August





Only a couple of weeks to go to this tourney now.

Should be a huge event.

Just look at the prizes for under 1600 !! (I am backing Gunner for the U/1600).

Good prizes, FIDE rated (Open division).

Come on everyone - support Qld chess !

Jono, Boris, Cammo, Brendan you guys in ?

Cheers
Garrett.

Desmond
06-03-2008, 07:48 PM
I probably won't be able to play.

Garvinator
11-03-2008, 10:08 PM
While Interclub starts this Sunday, this event (Queensland Open) is being held over Easter (no play Good Friday).

Second level of discounted entry expires this Sunday, so get your entries in early to take advantage of the reduced rates for all three divisions.

Garvinator
14-03-2008, 01:48 AM
Current entries for the three divisions:


Open Division:

No Name Loc

1. WILKINSON, Leo 1747
2. LESTER, George E 1702
3. LIU, Yi 1601
4. SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048
5. MAYNE, Ziah 891


Under 1600 Division:

No Name Loc

1. HUNTER, Shayne 1578
2. YOUNG, Nathanael 1558
3. BURNET, Keith 1406
4. BOOY, Peter 1305
5. BENDER, Peter G 1227
6. RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082
7. PECK, Robbie 1059
8. ROPER, John 826


Under 1000 Division:

No Name Loc

1. ADCOCK, Sean 868
2. ADCOCK, Stuart 563
3. BAY, Anicha
4. PALIWODA, Alex

As things stand, these players are certainly going to be finding it easy to win some cash.

Garvinator
15-03-2008, 06:21 PM
Open Division- FIDE RATED :

No Name Loc

1. WILKINSON, Leo 1747
2. LESTER, George E 1702
3. LIU, Yi 1601
4. YOUNG, Nathanael 1558
5. SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048


Under 1600 Division:

No Name Loc

1. HUNTER, Shayne 1578
2. D'ARCY, Michael 1439
3. BURNET, Keith 1406
4. HISUG, Albert 1319
5. BOOY, Peter 1305
6. BENDER, Peter G 1227
7. RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082
8. PECK, Robbie 1059
9. ROPER, John 826
10. COPE, Robert


Under 1000 Division:

No Name Loc

1. ADCOCK, Sean 868
2. ADCOCK, Stuart 563
3. BAY, Anicha
4. PALIWODA, Alex

Garvinator
17-03-2008, 08:46 PM
Entries are absolutely flooding in. So much so that I am thinking of giving Noah a ring.

Plenty of opportunities for prize winning for those entering. All prizes guaranteed.


Open Division:

1. WILKINSON, Leo 1747
2. LESTER, George E 1702
3. STOKES, Mark C 1621
4. LIU, Yi 1601
5. YOUNG, Nathanael 1558
6. CIGELJ, David 1216
7. SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048


Under 1600 Division:

1. HUNTER, Shayne 1578
2. D'ARCY, Michael 1439
3. BURNET, Keith 1406
4. HISUG, Albert 1319
5. BOOY, Peter 1305
6. BENDER, Peter G 1227
7. RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082
8. PECK, Robbie 1059
9. MILES, Alex 975
10. ROPER, John 826
11. COPE, Robert


Under 1000 Division:

1. ADCOCK, Sean 868
2. YUM, Jenny 627
3. ADCOCK, Stuart 563
4. YUM, Winnie 503
5. BAY, William
6. PALIWODA, Alex

Garvinator
18-03-2008, 05:27 PM
As stated yesterday:


Entries are absolutely flooding in. So much so that I am thinking of giving Noah a ring.

Plenty of opportunities for prize winning for those entering. All prizes guaranteed.


Open Division

1. WILKINSON, Leo 1747
2. LESTER, George E 1702
3. STOKES, Mark C 1621
4. LIU, Yi 1601
5. YOUNG, Nathanael 1558
6. CIGELJ, David 1216
7. SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048


Under 1600 Division:

No Name Loc

1. HUNTER, Shayne 1578
2. D'ARCY, Michael 1439
3. BURNET, Keith 1406
4. HISUG, Albert 1319
5. BOOY, Peter 1305
6. BENDER, Peter G 1227
7. RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082
8. PECK, Robbie 1059
9. MILES, Alex 975
10. ROPER, John 826
11. COPE, Robert


Under 1000 Division:

No Name Loc

1. HU, Vanessa 873
2. ADCOCK, Sean 868
3. FOSTER, Allan 837
4. HU, Kent 738
5. YUM, Jenny 627
6. ADCOCK, Stuart 563
7. YUM, Winnie 503
8. BAY, William
9. PALIWODA, Alex

Garvinator
21-03-2008, 11:48 AM
2008 Queensland Open Division

1. WILKINSON, Leo 1747
2. LESTER, George E 1702
3. STOKES, Mark C 1621
4. LIU, Yi 1601
5. YOUNG, Nathanael 1558
6. CIGELJ, David 1216
7. SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048


2008 Queensland Open Under 1600 Division

1. WALKER, Tyson 1598
2. HUNTER, Shayne 1578
3. D'ARCY, Michael 1439
4. BURNET, Keith 1406
5. HISUG, Albert 1319
6. BOOY, Peter 1305
7. BENDER, Peter G 1227
8. KOSPARTOV, Nick 1211
9. COPE, Robert 1100
10. RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082
11. GOH, Beng 1080
12. PECK, Robbie 1059
13. GOH, Jily 1021
14. MILES, Alex 975
15. ROGERS, Jim 872
16. ROPER, John 826


2008 Queensland Open Under 1000 Division

1. JACK, Martin 943
2. HU, Vanessa 873
3. ADCOCK, Sean 868
4. FOSTER, Allan 837
5. HU, Kent 738
6. GOH, Tetias 731
7. YUM, Jenny 627
8. ADCOCK, Stuart 563
9. YUM, Winnie 503
10. BAY, William
11. PALIWODA, Alex

Garrett
21-03-2008, 03:31 PM
this is sad.

the open div looks like a round robin :(

Garvinator
22-03-2008, 08:25 PM
8 player round robin.


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 WILKINSON, Leo 1747 3 * W W W
2 STOKES, Mark C 1621 2 * L W W
3 LESTER, George E 1702 2 * L W W
4 LIU, Yi 1601 2 L W * W
5 YOUNG, Nathanael 1558 1 L W L *
6 STAHNKE, Alexander 1667 1 L L * W
7 SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048 1 L L * W
8 CIGELJ, David 1216 0 L L L *

Garvinator
22-03-2008, 08:28 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4

1 WALKER, Tyson 1598 2.5 11:W 4:D 10:W 3:
2 D'ARCY, Michael 1439 2.5 13:W 5:W 3:D 4:
3 HISUG, Albert 1319 2.5 14:W 12:W 2:D 1:
4 BENDER, Peter G 1227 2.5 16:W 1:D 9:W 2:
5 KOSPARTOV, Nick 1211 2 15:W 2:L 12:W 6:
6 PECK, Robbie 1059 2 7:D 8:D 11:W 5:
7 BURNET, Keith 1406 1.5 6:D 9:L 13:W 8:
8 BOOY, Peter 1305 1.5 9:D 6:D 0:D 7:
9 MILES, Alex 975 1.5 8:D 7:W 4:L 11:
10 HUNTER, Shayne 1578 1 12:L 14:W 1:L 13:
11 COPE, Robert 1100 1 1:L 16:W 6:L 9:
12 RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082 1 10:W 3:L 5:L 14:
13 GOH, Beng 1080 1 2:L 15:W 7:L 10:
14 GOH, Jily 1021 1 3:L 10:L 15:W 12:
15 ROPER, John 826 1 5:L 13:L 14:L 0:W
16 ROGERS, Jim 872 .5 4:L 11:L 0:D 0:L


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

5 HISUG, Albert (5) 1319 [2.5] : WALKER, Tyson (1) 1598 [2.5]
6 BENDER, Peter G (7) 1227 [2.5] : D'ARCY, Michael (3) 1439 [2.5]
7 PECK, Robbie (12) 1059 [2] : KOSPARTOV, Nick (8) 1211 [2]
8 BOOY, Peter (6) 1305 [1.5] : BURNET, Keith (4) 1406 [1.5]
9 COPE, Robert (9) 1100 [1] : MILES, Alex (14) 975 [1.5]
10 HUNTER, Shayne (2) 1578 [1] : GOH, Beng (11) 1080 [1]
11 GOH, Jily (13) 1021 [1] : RICHARDS, Wilfred (10) 1082 [1]
12 ROPER, John (16) 826 [0] 1:0 BYE
13 ROGERS, Jim (15) 872 [.5] 0:0 BYE

Garvinator
22-03-2008, 08:30 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 HU, Vanessa 873 4 12:W 3:W 10:W 5:W 2:
2 YUM, Jenny 627 3.5 4:W 10:W 5:D 8:W 1:
3 GOH, Tetias 731 3 7:W 1:L 11:W 9:W 4:
4 JACK, Martin 943 2.5 2:L 12:W 6:D 10:W 3:
5 HU, Kent 738 2.5 13:W 11:W 2:D 1:L 6:
6 BAY, William 2.5 8:W 7:L 4:D 11:W 5:
7 KINDER, Danielle 964 2 3:L 6:W 9:L 12:W 8:
8 FOSTER, Allan 837 2 6:L 13:W 12:W 2:L 7:
9 YUM, Winnie 503 2 10:L 0:W 7:W 3:L 11:
10 ADCOCK, Sean 868 1 9:W 2:L 1:L 4:L 12:
11 SENTHINATHAN, Chrisnaa 1 0:W 5:L 3:L 6:L 9:
12 ADCOCK, Stuart 563 0 1:L 4:L 8:L 7:L 10:
13 PALIWODA, Alex 0 5:L 8:L 0: 0: 0:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

13 HU, Vanessa (3) 873 [4] : YUM, Jenny (8) 627 [3.5]
14 JACK, Martin (2) 943 [2.5] : GOH, Tetias (7) 731 [3]
15 BAY, William (11) [2.5] : HU, Kent (6) 738 [2.5]
16 KINDER, Danielle (1) 964 [2] : FOSTER, Allan (5) 837 [2]
17 YUM, Winnie (10) 503 [2] : SENTHINATHAN, Chrisnaa (13) [1]
18 ADCOCK, Stuart (9) 563 [0] : ADCOCK, Sean (4) 868 [1]

Garvinator
23-03-2008, 06:42 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 LIU, Yi 1601 [3] : LESTER, George E 1702 [4]
2 WILKINSON, Leo 1747 [4.5] : CIGELJ, David 1216 [0]
3 YOUNG, Nathanael 1558 [1.5] : STOKES, Mark C 1621 [2.5]
4 STAHNKE, Alexander 1667 [3] : SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048 [1.5]


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048 [1.5] : LIU, Yi 1601 [3]
2 STOKES, Mark C 1621 [2.5] : STAHNKE, Alexander 1667 [3]
3 CIGELJ, David 1216 [0] : YOUNG, Nathanael 1558 [1.5]
4 LESTER, George E 1702 [4] : WILKINSON, Leo 1747 [4.5]



No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 WILKINSON, Leo 1747 4.5 * W W D W W
2 LESTER, George E 1702 4 * W W L W +
3 STAHNKE, Alexander 1667 3 L L * W W W
4 LIU, Yi 1601 3 L L * W W +
5 STOKES, Mark C 1621 2.5 D L L * W W
6 YOUNG, Nathanael 1558 1.5 L W L L * D
7 SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048 1.5 L L L D * W
8 CIGELJ, David 1216 0 - L - L L *

Garvinator
23-03-2008, 06:45 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 WALKER, Tyson 1598 4.5 14:W 2:D 4:W 3:W 8:W 7:
2 BENDER, Peter G 1227 4.5 16:W 1:D 10:W 8:W 5:W 3:
3 HISUG, Albert 1319 3.5 7:W 13:W 8:D 1:L 10:W 2:
4 HUNTER, Shayne 1578 3 13:L 7:W 1:L 15:W 11:W 6:
5 KOSPARTOV, Nick 1211 3 12:W 8:L 13:W 6:W 2:L 9:
6 PECK, Robbie 1059 3 11:D 9:D 14:W 5:L 15:W 4:
7 GOH, Jily 1021 3 3:L 4:L 12:W 13:W 16:W 1:
8 D'ARCY, Michael 1439 2.5 15:W 5:W 3:D 2:L 1:L 10:
9 BOOY, Peter 1305 2.5 10:D 6:D 0:D 11:D 13:D 5:
10 MILES, Alex 975 2.5 9:D 11:W 2:L 14:W 3:L 8:
11 BURNET, Keith 1406 2 6:D 10:L 15:W 9:D 4:L 12:
12 ROPER, John 826 2 5:L 15:L 7:L 0:W 14:W 11:
13 RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082 1.5 4:W 3:L 5:L 7:L 9:D 14:
14 COPE, Robert 1100 1 1:L 16:W 6:L 10:L 12:L 13:
15 GOH, Beng 1080 1 8:L 12:W 11:L 4:L 6:L 16:
16 ROGERS, Jim 872 .5 2:L 14:L 0:D 0:L 7:L 15:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

5 HISUG, Albert (5) 1319 [3.5] : BENDER, Peter G (7) 1227 [4.5]
6 GOH, Jily (13) 1021 [3] : WALKER, Tyson (1) 1598 [4.5]
7 HUNTER, Shayne (2) 1578 [3] : PECK, Robbie (12) 1059 [3]
8 BOOY, Peter (6) 1305 [2.5] : KOSPARTOV, Nick (8) 1211 [3]
9 D'ARCY, Michael (3) 1439 [2.5] : MILES, Alex (14) 975 [2.5]
10 ROPER, John (16) 826 [2] : BURNET, Keith (4) 1406 [2]
11 COPE, Robert (9) 1100 [1] : RICHARDS, Wilfred (10) 1082 [1.5]
12 GOH, Beng (11) 1080 [1] : ROGERS, Jim (15) 872 [.5]

Garvinator
23-03-2008, 06:46 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 JACK, Martin 943 5.5 5:L 11:W 2:D 12:W 8:W 3:W 4:W
2 BAY, William 5.5 4:W 6:L 1:D 10:W 7:W 5:W 3:W
3 HU, Vanessa 873 5 11:W 8:W 12:W 7:W 5:W 1:L 2:L
4 FOSTER, Allan 837 4 2:L 13:W 11:W 5:L 6:W 8:W 1:L
5 YUM, Jenny 627 4 1:W 12:W 7:D 4:W 3:L 2:L 6:D
6 KINDER, Danielle 964 3.5 8:L 2:W 9:L 11:W 4:L 12:W 5:D
7 HU, Kent 738 3.5 13:W 10:W 5:D 3:L 2:L 9:D 8:D
8 GOH, Tetias 731 3.5 6:W 3:L 10:W 9:W 1:L 4:L 7:D
9 YUM, Winnie 503 3.5 12:L 0:W 6:W 8:L 10:L 7:D 11:W
10 SENTHINATHAN, Chrisnaa 3 0:W 7:L 8:L 2:L 9:W 11:L 12:W
11 ADCOCK, Stuart 563 2 3:L 1:L 4:L 6:L 12:W 10:W 9:L
12 ADCOCK, Sean 868 1 9:W 5:L 3:L 1:L 11:L 6:L 10:L
13 PALIWODA, Alex 0 7:L 4:L 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:

Garvinator
24-03-2008, 07:16 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 LESTER, George E 1702 6 * W W W W L W +
2 WILKINSON, Leo 1747 5.5 L * W D W W W W
3 STAHNKE, Alexander 1667 4 L L * D W W D W
4 STOKES, Mark C 1621 4 L D D * L W W W
5 LIU, Yi 1601 3.5 L L L W * W D +
6 YOUNG, Nathanael 1558 2.5 W L L L L * D W
7 SOO-BURROWES, Eliot W 1048 2.5 L L D L D D * W
8 CIGELJ, David 1216 0 - L L L - L L *

Garvinator
24-03-2008, 07:17 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 WALKER, Tyson 1598 5.5 15:W 4:D 2:W 3:W 9:W 5:D 7:D
2 HUNTER, Shayne 1578 5 13:L 5:W 1:L 11:W 10:W 8:W 3:W
3 HISUG, Albert 1319 4.5 5:W 13:W 9:D 1:L 12:W 4:W 2:L
4 BENDER, Peter G 1227 4.5 16:W 1:D 12:W 9:W 7:W 3:L 5:L
5 GOH, Jily 1021 4.5 3:L 2:L 14:W 13:W 16:W 1:D 4:W
6 BOOY, Peter 1305 4 12:D 8:D 0:D 10:D 13:D 7:D 14:W
7 KOSPARTOV, Nick 1211 4 14:W 9:L 13:W 8:W 4:L 6:D 1:D
8 PECK, Robbie 1059 4 10:D 6:D 15:W 7:L 11:W 2:L 9:W
9 D'ARCY, Michael 1439 3.5 11:W 7:W 3:D 4:L 1:L 12:W 8:L
10 BURNET, Keith 1406 3.5 8:D 12:L 11:W 6:D 2:L 14:D 13:W
11 GOH, Beng 1080 3 9:L 14:W 10:L 2:L 8:L 16:W 15:W
12 MILES, Alex 975 3 6:D 10:W 4:L 15:W 3:L 9:L 16:D
13 RICHARDS, Wilfred 1082 2.5 2:W 3:L 7:L 5:L 6:D 15:W 10:L
14 ROPER, John 826 2.5 7:L 11:L 5:L 0:W 15:W 10:D 6:L
15 COPE, Robert 1100 1 1:L 16:W 8:L 12:L 14:L 13:L 11:L
16 ROGERS, Jim 872 1 4:L 15:L 0:D 0:L 5:L 11:L 12:D

Basil
24-03-2008, 07:36 PM
George!!!
Well done.

Capablanca-Fan
24-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Good work, Garrett, evidently coming from behind to defeat the top seed and leader.

Garrett
25-03-2008, 03:46 AM
Thanks guys.

Leo was very unlucky. He led the whole tournament.

Capablanca-Fan
25-03-2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks guys.

Leo was very unlucky. He led the whole tournament.
But what was your game with him like? Leading a round robin tourney is not as significant as leading a Swiss, because the former largely depends on the draw, while Swiss leaders are playing other leaders.

Garrett
25-03-2008, 11:44 AM
But what was your game with him like? Leading a round robin tourney is not as significant as leading a Swiss, because the former largely depends on the draw, while Swiss leaders are playing other leaders.

my game with Leo was in the last round. I was 1.5 points clear of third and a half point behind Leo. Nothing to lose. I'm sitting in an internet cafe at the moment but the game went something like this. I was white.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Be7 7.Bd3 h6 8.Bh4 0-0 9.Qc2 Re8 10.Bg3 Nh5 11.Nge2 c6 12.0-0-0 b5 13.Nxd5 cxd5 14.Bc7 Qxc7 15.Qxc7 Nb6 16.Bxb5 1-0

Nge2 and c6 might have happened a move or two earlier but you get the idea.

Capablanca-Fan
25-03-2008, 12:49 PM
Please put the PGN codes in square not angular brackets, then I'll delete this post.

Capablanca-Fan
25-03-2008, 01:00 PM
Ah yes, a well known trap, in which I caught the now-IM Russell Dive once, and into which even the great Rubinstein fell (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1004122).

I don't see why this makes Leo "unlucky" or you "lucky" though.

Kevin Bonham
26-03-2008, 08:34 PM
Please put the PGN codes in square not angular brackets, then I'll delete this post.

I've fixed it; I also had to move the moves so they were arranged horizontally and not vertically, but it is working now.

Adam
28-03-2008, 02:47 PM
The 2008 Qld Open with its total of 36 entries from the three divisions is a total disaster. This event had no support from Qld membership, this event had no entry forms in hard copy mailed out. No advice about accommodation for players living out of town.
How can a State Chess Association be so bad with its promotion and organization skills? Looks like a vote of no confidence to me. I believe that most of the CAQ money comes from the regional area. Will this CAQ also invest / waste the same amount in the regional area? Or is this just Brisbane people ripping off the regional members once again? Please donít use the excuse that this was a state event because the North Qld Championship is also a State Title event, however it is funded by the Townville Club. Is it not time that the Brisbane club funds one of these Brisbane tournaments?

CameronD
28-03-2008, 03:42 PM
The 2008 Qld Open with its total of 36 entries from the three divisions is a total disaster. This event had no support from Qld membership, this event had no entry forms in hard copy mailed out. No advice about accommodation for players living out of town.
How can a State Chess Association be so bad with its promotion and organization skills? Looks like a vote of no confidence to me. I believe that most of the CAQ money comes from the regional area. Will this CAQ also invest / waste the same amount in the regional area? Or is this just Brisbane people ripping off the regional members once again? Please don’t use the excuse that this was a state event because the North Qld Championship is also a State Title event, however it is funded by the Townville Club. Is it not time that the Brisbane club funds one of these Brisbane tournaments?

Lets look at the numbers over the last year (08/07)

Queensland open 36/31
Aus day w/e 20/-
March madness 42/58

07/06

Nov. w/e 32/45
Wendy Terry 53/52
Qld c'ship discontinued 08
Qld Res 21/44
Pen open 46/55

This year 230/295 down 19%

Personally, I've heard a lot of people say that they aren't willing to spend their weekend playing chess (I've joined their number after the march madness comp)

a lot of people said their not playing due to the swiss system as their now spending a weekend where all their games they did not play anyone within five hundred rating points

unfortunately i think the trend will continue untill weekend tournaments stop in brisbane or they are financial at twenty_five players

later addition at 4pm

I'm not blaming anyone as I think there's nothing nobody can do to stop it. The market for weekend chess is shrinking in brisbane in today's society. The tournaments are run well and the last few have been top locations for tournaments.

Basil
28-03-2008, 03:50 PM
The 2008 Qld Open with its total of 36 entries from the three divisions is a total disaster.
Hi Adam

Good questions and I am happy to discuss with you. I would however like some confidence that you are a genuine critic and not a muck-raker.

The last time we saw you was here (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=181015#post181015) and your performance wasn't great. That's called a Hit and Run (that's what Axiom calls it anyway, I have a different term).

Would you be good enough to disclose who you are and what your interest in these matters is. I see you're 63 and no doubt have been around a while. At the moment you are coming across as an anonymous muck-raking axe grinder.

I'll answer whether you disclose your identity or not and I'll answer whether you respond to my question to you in January or not. But please, have the canons to come out from behind the trees.

Desmond
29-03-2008, 09:09 AM
I believe that most of the CAQ money comes from the regional area. Would you care to elaborate on how you worked that one out?


Will this CAQ also invest / waste the same amount in the regional area?If you think trying to run chess tournaments is a waste of resources, I wonder if you are even a chess player.


Or is this just Brisbane people ripping off the regional members once again?CAQ council is not only compised of Brisbane residents. In fact we have made (and are still making) significant in-roads to allow regional members to join council and make a contribution if they so wish.


Please donít use the excuse that this was a state event because the North Qld Championship is also a State Title event, however it is funded by the Townville Club. Is it not time that the Brisbane club funds one of these Brisbane tournaments?CAQ is currently underwriting $500 for inaugural tournaments, state-wide. Some regional clubs have taken advantage and run successful tournaments, some have not. The offer is there for they to take up if they wish.

Desmond
29-03-2008, 09:15 AM
Personally, I've heard a lot of people say that they aren't willing to spend their weekend playing chess (I've joined their number after the march madness comp)This is interesting feedback to me, as I happen to be in the same situation but was unsure how widespread this is amoungst other players.


a lot of people said their not playing due to the swiss system as their now spending a weekend where all their games they did not play anyone within five hundred rating pointsHence we tried the 10-player group round robin, and it was not supported well by the player base.


unfortunately i think the trend will continue untill weekend tournaments stop in brisbane or they are financial at twenty_five playersI do not think (and certainly do not hope) that it will come to that.


later addition at 4pm

I'm not blaming anyoneYes I am happy for the feedback.

as I think there's nothing nobody can do to stop it. The market for weekend chess is shrinking in brisbane in today's society. The tournaments are run well and the last few have been top locations for tournaments.Yes the "if you built it they will come" priciple sometimes doesn't work. I daresay that is frustrating and perhaps disheartening reality for many organisers.

Garvinator
29-03-2008, 04:48 PM
It looks very much like Adam is not coming back for a second helping.

Has to make you wonder though. How much improvement can really be achieved from a person who just makes hit and run missions on a bulletin board :rolleyes:

Adam
02-04-2008, 02:34 AM
The Qld Open failed in numbers because there were no entry forms sent out and no attempt to gain new chess players.
Local Papers, radio Stations and TV were not notified that this event was on.
A massif lost of money did occur; I believe it was around $1,700.00.
Garvin Gray started to run CAQ Tournament in 2004. He still makes the same mistakes and has not been held accountable in all that time.
Will the CAQ now give $1,700 to the North QLD Championship for 2008? This would then give regional Qld the same benefit as Brisbane.
Please all posters stay on topic and donít take the decoy bait that Gunner has posted. The topic is The 2008 Qld Open.
Chess players in Qld have voted with there feet. Wake up guys.

CameronD
02-04-2008, 02:52 AM
I have a general rule of not criticising honorary (unpaid) and unappreciatd positions.

I cant remember wheather there was a printed entry form sent (via mail instead of email) it does make a big difference. Email is gone straight away as printed forms seems to sit on my desk reinforcing/challenging me to play.

ps- paper, television or radio all couldn't care for anything other than premuim events. ( if that)

Garrett
02-04-2008, 06:55 AM
The Qld Open failed in numbers because there were no entry forms sent out and no attempt to gain new chess players.
Local Papers, radio Stations and TV were not notified that this event was on.
A massif lost of money did occur; I believe it was around $1,700.00.
Garvin Gray started to run CAQ Tournament in 2004. He still makes the same mistakes and has not been held accountable in all that time.
Will the CAQ now give $1,700 to the North QLD Championship for 2008? This would then give regional Qld the same benefit as Brisbane.
Please all posters stay on topic and donít take the decoy bait that Gunner has posted. The topic is The 2008 Qld Open.
Chess players in Qld have voted with there feet. Wake up guys.

It is indeed unfortunate that the Qld Open this year did not attract a great deal more players. The prize money was good, discounted entry rates were offered for good players, and the open was advertised as a FIDE rated event.

In fact I was fairly stunned at the smaller then expected turnout.

I think it is unfair to blame Garvin for the smaller then expected turnout. I would like to reiterate here what I said in my victory speech and that is that I appreciate the hard work that Garvin has put into Qld chess over the past few years. There are not too many people working hard for Qld chess at the moment, and Garvin is certainly one of them.

It would be interesting to know the reasons behind the small turnout. As Garvin pointed out at the tournament, there were similar numbers last year but only 11 players played both tournaments.

Cheers
Garrett.

Garrett
02-04-2008, 07:01 AM
I have a general rule of not criticising honorary (unpaid) and unappreciatd positions.

I cant remember wheather there was a printed entry form sent (via mail instead of email) it does make a big difference. Email is gone straight away as printed forms seems to sit on my desk reinforcing/challenging me to play.

ps- paper, television or radio all couldn't care for anything other than premuim events. ( if that)

Hi Cameron

I respect your opinion. Agree with you on the comment re: paper, television or radio.

This might warrant it's own thread but I can't stand printed fliers (just my humble opinion). When I see them in the mail they go into the bin. When they are placed beside board at the start of the game my impulse is to just screw them up and throw them on the ground (if fliers have to be at tourneys then I would rather (just my opinion again) see them placed on a desk next to the round pairings/results sheet).

I also can't remember if a flier was sent around re: Qld Open but I do remember receiving several emails.

Cheers
Garrett.

Adam
02-04-2008, 07:13 AM
I have a general rule of not criticising honorary (unpaid) and unappreciatd positions.

Garvin was paid $300 to DOP this event. (That is not unpaid).

Desmond
02-04-2008, 07:21 AM
The Qld Open failed in numbers because there were no entry forms sent out and no attempt to gain new chess players.How did you work that one out? Other tournaments have had small numbers despite entry forms being posted.


Local Papers, radio Stations and TV were not notified that this event was on.The role of CAQ Publicity Officer is currently vacant. We have a small team and we can only do so much. Are you a CAQ member? You might consider voluteering and putting your money where your mouth is.


A massif lost of money did occur; I believe it was around $1,700.00.Couldn't be bothered working it out right this minute, but even if you are correct what is the alternative? Not guarantee prizes? Not run tournaments?


Garvin Gray started to run CAQ Tournament in 2004. He still makes the same mistakes and has not been held accountable in all that time. You make it sounds like he has been running all the tournaments from 2004 to now. That is false.


Will the CAQ now give $1,700 to the North QLD Championship for 2008? This would then give regional Qld the same benefit as Brisbane.You're living in fantasy land. To follow your argument to its logical conclusion, we should be hosting CAQ title events at regular distance intervals, say 200KMs over the entire area of Queensland. How is it any easier for a, say, Mt Isa player to attend an event in Townsville than it is to attend one in Brisbane? There is one Qld Open title event, it is normally held in the capital city, which happens to be where the highest density of chess players live.


Please all posters stay on topic and donít take the decoy bait that Gunner has posted. The topic is The 2008 Qld Open.That's rich coming from you, troll. BTW do you know highwayman?

Ian Rout
02-04-2008, 08:30 AM
I have been to some large and medium-sized tournaments in Queensland (unfortunately haven't made it for a few years, except the 05/06 Aust Championship, as the timing has been bad for me), so I'm surprised to read that attendances are not good. Is this across the board or are some events still well patronised, e.g. on the Gold Coast.

One thought that comes to mind is that it could be a critical mass issue. Playing in a tournament of 15 people isn't as interesting as one of 80 and also it enhances the bounce problem, plus the event is often over early with the top seeds all having met. In other words, players don't go because other players don't go. I have the impression that a number of tournaments have closed of late and maybe in consequence there are new ones that haven't built up a following?

I wouldn't have thought printed entry forms are a major issue. Personally I prefer to rely on the internet for information and given the number of chess players who are younger than me I would expect that to be common, though sending a few forms to clubs and to known luddites may be a good move.

Desmond
02-04-2008, 08:44 AM
I'm surprised to read that attendances are not good. Is this across the board or are some events still well patronised, e.g. on the Gold Coast.This year it has been pretty much across the board, and is certainly not limited to CAQ-run events as Adam would have you believe.


One thought that comes to mind is that it could be a critical mass issue. Playing in a tournament of 15 people isn't as interesting as one of 80 and also it enhances the bounce problem, plus the event is often over early with the top seeds all having met. In other words, players don't go because other players don't go.I agree that is a major contributing factor.


I have the impression that a number of tournaments have closed of late and maybe in consequence there are new ones that haven't built up a following?This I am not so sure of. Just to look at the Open, it has been held on the same weekend for 3 years running, and IIRC numbers have dwindled each year.


I wouldn't have thought printed entry forms are a major issue. Personally I prefer to rely on the internet for information and given the number of chess players who are younger than me I would expect that to be common, though sending a few forms to clubs and to known luddites may be a good move.Agreed.

Capablanca-Fan
02-04-2008, 09:29 AM
Garvin was paid $300 to DOP this event. (That is not unpaid).
And he did so. Are there any complaints about the way he did his job? I.e. to direct the players who came.

Garvinator
02-04-2008, 10:33 AM
Please all posters stay on topic and donít take the decoy bait that Gunner has posted. The topic is The 2008 Qld Open.
My recollection is that all Gunner did was ask for you to tell us your real name. Boris has also asked you to tell us if you are a CAQ member.

I consider these only fair questions and until you answer them, I will not be replying here regarding the topics you raise.


The Qld Open failed in numbers because there were no entry forms sent out and no attempt to gain new chess players.
Local Papers, radio Stations and TV were not notified that this event was on.
A massif lost of money did occur; I believe it was around $1,700.00.
Garvin Gray started to run CAQ Tournament in 2004. He still makes the same mistakes and has not been held accountable in all that time.
Will the CAQ now give $1,700 to the North QLD Championship for 2008? This would then give regional Qld the same benefit as Brisbane.
Chess players in Qld have voted with there feet. Wake up guys.
As for the rest of this. You may contact the secretary at secretary@caq.org.au to join council for one of the vacant positions as we only have a five member council at this point in time. You have to be a CAQ member before applying to join.

CameronD
02-04-2008, 12:39 PM
I have a general rule of not criticising honorary (unpaid) and unappreciatd positions.

Garvin was paid $300 to DOP this event. (That is not unpaid).


I thought that was for his arbitering duties.

Garrett
03-04-2008, 05:32 PM
The Qld Open failed in numbers because there were no entry forms sent out and no attempt to gain new chess players.
Local Papers, radio Stations and TV were not notified that this event was on.
A massif lost of money did occur; I believe it was around $1,700.00.
Garvin Gray started to run CAQ Tournament in 2004. He still makes the same mistakes and has not been held accountable in all that time.
Will the CAQ now give $1,700 to the North QLD Championship for 2008? This would then give regional Qld the same benefit as Brisbane.
Please all posters stay on topic and donít take the decoy bait that Gunner has posted. The topic is The 2008 Qld Open.
Chess players in Qld have voted with there feet. Wake up guys.

The only other time I have seen the word 'massive' mispelt 'massif' was when a publicity officer was running for CAQ president and sent an email around claiming credit for the 'massif turnaround in Qld Chess (or words to the effect)'.

So unless there's another wanker out there who can't spell a simple word you might as well reveal yourself. Not even the Toolbox or his head monkey wrench would [snip] that up.

Basil
03-04-2008, 07:19 PM
:lol:

Desmond
04-04-2008, 08:54 AM
owned.

It is of course disappointing to see a one-time president of the association undermining the work of the current council. And as an anonymous troll with a ficitious address. For shame.

Garvinator
04-04-2008, 11:17 AM
owned.

It is of course disappointing to see a one-time president of the association undermining the work of the current council. And as an anonymous troll with a ficitious address. For shame.
That would be two times at least.