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brett
12-05-2008, 07:25 AM
Mingara Open 2008 - May 17-18, 2008


A Category 1 Grand Prix event

Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Dve, Tumbi Umbi (Central Coast)


Reduced entry fees, more prizemoney!

SPONSORSHIP,SPONSORSHIP,SPONSORSHIP

From Mingara Recreation Club ..................... $650
From Australian Commercial Kitchens ..................... $500
Estimated prize pool ..................... $2000

The estimated pool is realistically based on 30 paying entrants (15 x $40 and 15 x $30).

Open Prizes: 1st $400 (guaranteed), 2nd $250, 3rd $150
Plus Play-off Bonus: 1st $250, 2nd $120, 3rd $80 4th $50


Sponsored by Australian Commercial Kitchens (many thanks to Keith Hogan).
Immediately following presentation of prizes, the top four finishers in the Open will be invited to a 30-minute guillotine play-off... 1 v 4 and 2 v 3, then winner plays winner.
The first two losers will receive $80 and $50, the player finishing highest in the Open to receive the higher amount.
Draws to be decided by lightning games.


Prizes for each Division: 1st $200, 2nd $100 3rd $50
Divisional prizes will not be given in the traditional U1600, U1400 etc.
The field will be divided evenly into three groups, eg 30 = 3 x 10. The highest-rated group will compete for Open prizes and the lower-rated groups will compete for their respective divisional prizes as well as the Open prize.
If paid entries exceed 30, as is hoped, organisers will increase total prizemoney either by adding extra divisions or by increasing prizemoney in each division. If less than 30, prizemoney will be reduced accordingly.
A player list showing the divisions will be posted prior to Round 2.
Other details...

Directions:
Take the Wyong/The Entrance exit from the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, turn east toward The Entrance and stay on the same road for about 8 kilometres (through several roundabouts). You'll see the club on your right. See map.
Registration:
Registration 10 to 10.20am, four rounds on the Saturday and three on the Sunday with play to start at 10.30 am each day. An extra half-hour will be allowed for lunch, otherwise two and a half hours will be allocated for each round.
Time control:
1 hour plus 10 seconds per move from the start.
Entry fees:
Adult $40 (down from $60 last year), junior, pensioner, full time student under 25 or Mingara Chess Club members $30 (down from $45 last year). Those claiming discounted entry must show pension card or evidence of full-time student status and age.

Accommodation:
The following accommodation has been selected primarily with price in mind. If you find better value from your own research, please advise so that we may add to the list.

Details may change. Early booking is the best safeguard. Regular bus service between Wyong and The Entrance drops at Mingara Club. See www.redbus.com.au

Royal Hotel, Pacific Hwy, Wyong, 4352 1012 -- 10-15 minutes' drive, $35 single.

Strathavon River Retreat, 31 Boyce Ave, Wyong 4352 1161 - 15 minutes' drive, $85 for room taking up to six, historic guesthouse.

Long Jetty Hotel, The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty, 4332 1888 -- 5-10 minutes' drive, $50 single.

Chittaway Motel, 98 Chittaway Rd, Chittaway Bay 4388 9110 - 10 minutes' drive, $110 for a room taking up to four, includes continental breakfast.

Buccaneer Motel, 398 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty, 4334 3100 5 minutes' drive, $90 single on Saturday (less $20 surcharge other days).

Tournament Inquiries:
Gary Losh (most evenings except Mondays or Tuesdays) on 4390 8176 or at glosh51@dodo.com.au or Hugh Winsor on 4332 3020

Bill Gletsos
20-05-2008, 07:19 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Xie, George 2437 6.5 14:W 4:W 7:W 2:D 8:W 3:W 5:W
2 Bjelobrk, Igor 2395 6 20:W 12:W 3:W 1:D 5:D 6:W 7:W
3 Broekhuyse, Paul 2103 5 13:W 19:W 2:L 9:W 7:W 1:L 8:W
4 Mandla, Blair 1942 5 10:W 1:L 11:W 6:D 12:D 15:W 14:W
5 Illingworth, Max 2303 4.5 17:W 9:W 8:W 7:L 2:D 12:W 1:L
6 Rachmadi, Herman 1663 4.5 19:L 13:W 22:W 4:D 9:W 2:L 12:W
7 Smirnov, Vladimir 2294 4 11:W 15:W 1:L 5:W 3:L 14:W 2:L
8 Bolens, Johny 2043 4 16:W 21:W 5:L 15:W 1:L 10:W 3:L
9 Zielinski, Konrad 1679 4 22:W 5:L 10:W 3:L 6:L 16:W 15:W
10 Smirnov, Anton 1110 4 4:L 17:W 9:L 20:W 13:W 8:L 19:W
11 Greenwood, Norman 1530 4 7:L 23:W 4:L 22:W 14:L 18:W 17:W
12 Dulic, Senad 1978 3.5 18:W 2:L 20:W 14:W 4:D 5:L 6:L
13 Mehan, Alex 1493 3.5 3:L 6:L 18:W 21:D 10:L 0:W 20:W
14 Russell, Luthien 1555 3 1:L 16:W 21:W 12:L 11:W 7:L 4:L
15 Belton, Chris 1781 3 23:W 7:L 19:W 8:L 17:W 4:L 9:L
16 Tracey, Michael J 1481 3 8:L 14:L 17:L 19:W 22:W 9:L 0:W
17 Parker, Trent 1533 3 5:L 10:L 16:W 23:W 15:L 21:W 11:L
18 Young, Benjamin 1365 3 12:L 20:L 13:L 0:W 23:W 11:L 22:W
19 Zielinski-Nicolson, Dane 717 2.5 6:W 3:L 15:L 16:L 0:W 20:D 10:L
20 Hogan, Keith 1535 2.5 2:L 18:W 12:L 10:L 21:W 19:D 13:L
21 Xu, Jerry 2.5 0:W 8:L 14:L 13:D 20:L 17:L 23:W
22 Momot, Alex 879 2 9:L 0:W 6:L 11:L 16:L 23:W 18:L
23 Winsor, Hugh 983 1 15:L 11:L 0:W 17:L 18:L 22:L 21:L

Phil Bourke
20-05-2008, 07:39 PM
Any info on on the playoffs? How did that go?

Bill Gletsos
20-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Any info on on the playoffs? How did that go?No idea.

MichaelBaron
20-05-2008, 08:32 PM
Drug and his son finished on the same score! Well done, Anton :clap:

paulb
21-05-2008, 04:46 PM
Any info on on the playoffs? How did that go?
Bjelobrk beat me and Xie beat Mandla, but I'm not sure how Xie-BJelorbk went

Bill Gletsos
21-05-2008, 06:22 PM
I received the following information from Gary Losh:

George beat Blair and Igor beat Paul in opening round.
Final result: 1 Igor, 2 George, 3 Paul (takes third as being the opening round loser who finished highest in the Open) 4 Blair

Alexrules01
22-05-2008, 09:34 PM
Wow this was a very weird tournament for me :)
I played Broekhuyse first round, played pretty well but kind of blundered due to time trouble. I did find a better way I could have played the ending.
Second round played a real crappy opening, messed things up, had major time trouble, tried a sac that failed :)
3rd round I won :)
4th round-well he was unrrated but he's played a lot of chess, I turned a lost postion into a draw, twas quite happy

So saturday 1.5/4 :)
5th round I lose to Anton-I don't know how he can play so quickly!
6th round-BYE!!! (I shouldn't be getting byes, but I did!)
7th round- I won after a beautiful sacrafice!!

So I scored 3.5/7. Not to bad I guess.

I might post a couple of games later on so you guys can see.

DarkHorse
22-05-2008, 10:12 PM
4th round-well he was unrrated but he's played a lot of chess, I turned a lost postion into a draw, twas quite happy
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Sounds good Alex, But Jerry Xu is my student and he HASNT played alot of chess :) It was his first adult tournament actually! The way he played the game was pretty poor after the dubious opening he gained a decent position,added some pressure and won a pawn. After this his technique was also quite poor and he only managed to draw. He will grow stronger with experience as he was pretty dissapointed after the tournament but IMO he gained psychological toughness from it which is more valuable than points. :hmm:

Alexrules01
22-05-2008, 10:27 PM
Well when I played my first adult tournament, I never played like he did.
Yes I felt much better in the opening i don't know how it slipped away really... probably playing Ne1 to prepare for the sac.
Well will h eplay in any junior tournaments like in sydney, cause I think he'd do good, might see him at the next one

DarkHorse
22-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Well when I played my first adult tournament, I never played like he did.
Yes I felt much better in the opening i don't know how it slipped away really... probably playing Ne1 to prepare for the sac.
Well will h eplay in any junior tournaments like in sydney, cause I think he'd do good, might see him at the next one

Yes your right, he knows next to NO theory...I try to teach him ideas and strategy first. Your move 13.Ne1 wasnt the bad move, 15.Nb5 was it...This just lost a pawn and gave black the initiative.
And yes he plays in some JCL tournaments and for his school.

Trent Parker
23-05-2008, 11:55 AM
Dark Horse you need to teach your student to slow down!!!

Also teaching him a few rules might not go astray.

He stopped writing down his moves against me. When we were about half way through the third column he had only written down up to about the middle of the second column.

Also He cannot change his mind where he plays a piece after he has pressed the clock as he tried to do once. I think he was trying to blitz me.

Furthermore i had to laugh when in the endgame he said "do you think you can win this?" when I was three connected passed pawns up!! (correction I was two pawns up but had three passed)

I had a rather easy game against Gerry. I got a pawn up in the opening and then Gerry was going Scorched earth for me. Which just suited me fine....

I wish Gerry luck in future tournaments.

Alexrules01
23-05-2008, 05:58 PM
Yes your right, he knows next to NO theory...I try to teach him ideas and strategy first. Your move 13.Ne1 wasnt the bad move, 15.Nb5 was it...This just lost a pawn and gave black the initiative.
And yes he plays in some JCL tournaments and for his school.

yes I realised that Nb5 was bad after he took my pawn-I can't believe I thought it was protected!

DarkHorse
23-05-2008, 06:21 PM
Dark Horse you need to teach your student to slow down!!!

Also teaching him a few rules might not go astray.

He stopped writing down his moves against me. When we were about half way through the third column he had only written down up to about the middle of the second column.

Also He cannot change his mind where he plays a piece after he has pressed the clock as he tried to do once. I think he was trying to blitz me.

Furthermore i had to laugh when in the endgame he said "do you think you can win this?" when I was three connected passed pawns up!! (correction I was two pawns up but had three passed)

I had a rather easy game against Gerry. I got a pawn up in the opening and then Gerry was going Scorched earth for me. Which just suited me fine....

I wish Gerry luck in future tournaments.

Firstly, you cant teach a kid everything in 1 hour each week, Its a natural tendency for kids to play quickly in their first adult tournaments until they gain experiance and learn from that.
Ive told him numerous times to take his time, but some things need to be learnt from actual practice.

Secondly, Your comment "Also teaching him a few rules might not go astray."
Is that supposed to be funny or something? Its not what you said but the way you said it..Dont be rude.

As for his ettiquette, yes that is a serious problem which will be sorted soon, he needs to know what is tolerated and what isnt in adult competitions...I couldnt have known though as it was his first and Im not his parent :)

Lastly, At 1500 although low rated, I'd still expect you to have a "rather easy game against Gerry" (whose name is Jerry) as his play isnt near a level to expect many wins..He is in adult tournaments to learn and become humble :)

So, I WILL speak to him about his behaviour (although the comment about the endgame is pretty funny) and Im sure it wont be repeated.

P.S BTW You played that ACC Dragon pretty well though...With some help :D

Trent Parker
23-05-2008, 06:54 PM
Firstly, you cant teach a kid everything in 1 hour each week, Its a natural tendency for kids to play quickly in their first adult tournaments until they gain experiance and learn from that.
Ive told him numerous times to take his time, but some things need to be learnt from actual practice. True! I suppose it will come with time.


Secondly, Your comment "Also teaching him a few rules might not go astray."
Is that supposed to be funny or something? Its not what you said but the way you said it..Dont be rude.

My appologies. I never intend to be rude but I do sometimes come over that way. Maybe I should have added a ;) or perhaps just worded it better....


As for his ettiquette, yes that is a serious problem which will be sorted soon, he needs to know what is tolerated and what isnt in adult competitions...I couldnt have known though as it was his first and Im not his parent :) fair enough. I suppose the ettiquette will come with Open (Adult!?) tourament practice as well.....


Lastly, At 1500 although low rated, I'd still expect you to have a "rather easy game against Gerry" (whose name is Jerry) Lol my mistake what a dill I am. Has been rectified! :D
as his play isnt near a level to expect many wins..He is in adult tournaments to learn and become humble :) Hey It took me 5 adult tournaments before I got my first win up!!!!


So, I WILL speak to him about his behaviour (although the comment about the endgame is pretty funny) and Im sure it wont be repeated. You live and learn! But he'll learn soon enough once he plays several open tournaments


P.S BTW You played that ACC Dragon pretty well though...With some help :D Lol Not me man! I dont play any Sicilian in tournament play.... maybe skittles ..... I'm normally a frenchy or a Scandi man myself. I was white against Jerry in our game.

Did you play in the tournament yourself?

EDIT Once again I appologise for coming accross as rude.

DarkHorse
23-05-2008, 06:58 PM
True! I suppose it will come with time.



My appologies. I never intend to be rude but I do sometimes come over that way. Maybe I should have added a ;) or perhaps just worded it better....

fair enough. I suppose the ettiquette will come with Open (Adult!?) tourament practice as well.....

Lol my mistake what a dill I am. Has been rectified! :D Hey It took me 5 adult tournaments before I got my first win up!!!!

You live and learn! But he'll learn soon enough once he plays several open tournaments

Lol Not me man! I dont play any Sicilian in tournament play.... maybe skittles ..... I'm normally a frenchy or a Scandi man myself. I was white against Jerry in our game.

Did you play in the tournament yourself?

EDIT Once again I appologise for coming accross as rude.

Oh Trent! I thought u were some1 else.. Yeh Jerry's ...Ne4 against you just lost a pawn for free...that was pretty sad. And NO I wasnt there, but he emailed his games to me.