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rob
19-03-2008, 10:50 PM
57 players grouped into five rating divisions.

In the 'A' division (12 players) we have three clear leaders:
2274 Tristan Boyd 4.5/5 (draw with Yita Choong)
2151 Stephanus Kurniawan 3/4
1932 Marc Vlietstra 5/6

In the last round Stephanus is white against Tristan:)

Five players around the middle:
2004 Andrew Hardegen 1.5/4
1948 Rob Maris 3.5/5
1913 David Ellis 3.5/5
1903 Peter Roza 3/6
1874 Yita Choong 3/5

Four lowest rated players likely to finish 9th to 12th:
1855 John Fedec 0.5/5
1844 Gordon Dunlop 1/5
1812 Ganesh Viswanath 0.5/6
1790 Richard Lilly 2/6

'B' (11 players) 1733 Petar Rados 4/5 and 1725 Robin Shaw probably will battle for 1st. A close division with the four players rated U1700 each on 50%.

'C' (10 players) A clear top five scorers: 1515 Mike McGregor 4/5, 1418 Andrew Arnold 4/5, 1502 Mel Lintern 3/4, 1483 Chris Cuellar 3/4, 1526 Kelvin Taylor 4.5/6.

'D' (12 players) Probably the closest division top to bottom. 1372 Matthew Arnold 2.5/4, 1222 Evan Yeung 4.5/6, 1173 Ben Motu 3/4.

'E' (12 players) unrated Trevor Allsop 3/3, 1055 Tony Lofthouse 4/5, 1101 John Moritz 3.5/5

Garvinator
19-03-2008, 10:51 PM
57 players
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rob
24-03-2008, 01:20 PM
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The 57 players includes 52 adults.

It was a catch-up night last Thursday, I noticed the following in 'A':
1844 Gordon Dunlop 0-1 1913 David Ellis (a very quick win), 2151 Stephanus Kurniawan 0-1 2004 Andrew Hardegen, 1855 John Fedec 0.5 1948 Rob Maris.
In the 'E' a couple of crucual games: Trevor Allsop defeated rival Tony Lofthouse to maintain 100% and top rated John Moritz drew with fellow junior Darby Thurtell.

rob
02-04-2008, 05:52 AM
'A' The top two scorers meet this week as Tristan Boyd 5.5/6 is white against Marc Vlietstra 6/7. Yita Choong moves up to 4/6 and David Ellis is now on 4.5/7. Second rated Stephanus Kurniawan has fallen down to 3/6.
'B' Petar Rados lost last week to Wallace Sheridan, this allowed Robin Shaw to become sole leader on 5/6 with Petar on 4/6 and Natalie Maris on 3/5.
'C' Mike McGregor recently defeated top rated Kelvin Taylor and is now clear on 5/6 as his other rivals faltered. Andrew Arnold is now 2nd on 4/6 and still has to play Mike.
'D' Goodness gracious me this is soo close: everyone has dropped at least two points with highest rated Matthew Arnold 4/6, Vic Smyth 4/6, Graeme McQuilkin 3/5 the best placed, followed by 4 players that have dropped 2.5 points. Another player has also dropped 2 points but is only 1/3.
'E' Unrated Trevor Allsop maintains his winning way 6/6 with junior John Moritz 2.5/4 the only likely outside chance (they still have to meet).

rob
09-04-2008, 04:39 AM
'A' The clash between top scorers Tristan Boyd and Marc Vlietstra provided a tense and fascinating clash. Tristan (white) castled long and Marc castled short then Tristan went on a K-side attack whilst Marc attempted to get activity in the centre. Marc had his draw offer declined then a few moves later Tristan had his draw offer rejected. It soon became obvious that Tristan's rooks on the half open H-file were not going to break through and Marc found tactics that destroyed Tristan's position 0-1. So Marc is 7/8 and Tristan 5.5/7.

rob
26-04-2008, 08:39 AM
'A' The clash between top scorers Tristan Boyd and Marc Vlietstra provided a tense and fascinating clash. Tristan (white) castled long and Marc castled short then Tristan went on a K-side attack whilst Marc attempted to get activity in the centre. Marc had his draw offer declined then a few moves later Tristan had his draw offer rejected. It soon became obvious that Tristan's rooks on the half open H-file were not going to break through and Marc found tactics that destroyed Tristan's position 0-1. So Marc is 7/8 and Tristan 5.5/7.

'A' Since Marc's victory over Tristan (above) he has since been defeated by Richard Lilly and Gordon Dunlop so is now on 7/10. Meanwhile Tristan has moved onto 8/10 after having a couple of wins before he was held to a draw by Andrew Hardegen. Stephanus Kurniawan moved up to 6.5/10 after beating in-form Yita Choong 5.5/9. In the last round Stephanus is white against Tristan while Marc is white against John Fedec.
'B' Robin Shaw managed to maintain his lead by gaining a draw against main rival Petar Rados (his initial draw offer was declined). Robin 6.5/8, Petar 6.5/9, Ricky Bwalya 5/8 (10 rounds).
'C' Mike McGregor 6/7 has a couple of high scoring opponents left to play: Mel Lintern 5/8 and Andrew Arnold 5/8. Chris Cuellar has finished with 6.5/9.
'D' Still very close with Dieter Benken 7/10, Evan Yeung 6.5/9, Vic Smyth 6/9, Matthew Arnold 4.5/7 (11 rounds). In Dieter's last game he will be white against Matthew.
'E' Trevor Allsop's 100% score was terminated by Don Leinster-MacKay. Trevor 7/8, Don 6/8, Tony Lofthouse 5/7 (10 rounds).