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Watto
19-05-2008, 12:38 PM
No Name Loc 1 2 3 4 5
1 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 B 8+ W 3+ B11+ W 2+ B 6+ 5
2 West, Guy 2337 W16+ B 4+ W10+ B 1- W 7+ 4
3 Watson, Jean 1192 W14+ B 1- W15= B16+ W 8+ 3.5
4 McNeal, Bill 1427 W 9+ W 2- B 6- W13+ B11+ 3
5 Frost, Stephen 1518 B13+ W 7- B14+ B10+ 3
6 Stones, Douglas 1790 W13+ B10- W 4+ B 7= W 1- 2.5
7 Lacey, David 1740 B10- W12+ B 5+ W 6= B 2- 2.5
8 Young, Jack 1072 W 1- bye= B 9+ W10+ B 3- 2.5
9 Cross, Jamie 0 B 4- B15= W 8- W12+ B14+ 2.5
10 Chong, Reginald 0 W 7+ W 6+ B 2- B 8- W 5- 2
11 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 B16+ W 1- B15+ W 4- 2
12 Yung, Jamie 0 W15+ B 7- B 9- W16= 1.5
13 Wills, Steven L 958 B 6- W 5- W16= B 4- W15+ 1.5
14 Yung, Pearl 0 B 3- bye+ W 5- W 9- 1
15 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 B12- W 9= B 3= W11- B13- 1
16 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 B 2- W11- B13= W 3- B12= 1


Croydon CC’s 5 round Capablanca tournament finished last Thursday evening. Here’s the crosstable.

Longstanding member, Fide Trainer and club coach, N.Y. Wong won the tournament ahead of new member, IM West. In their 4th round game, Guy’s ‘strong move’ in the opening backfired and N.Y. was able to sacrifice the exchange soundly. After a tense time scramble at the end he managed to get two Queens and fend off a long series of checks. It will no doubt be the first of many meetings for them over the years. There were a lot of interesting games over the 5 rounds. I’ll post a few tonight when I get a moment.

My third place reminds me of the Olympic ice skater who won because everyone else fell over at just the right moment!
Truth is, I made a number of shocking blunders which weren't exploited but I’ve blundered away supposedly ‘winning positions’ more times than I care to think about so I reckon it’s karma. ;)

Croydon’s website is great; run by Treasurer Stephen Frost (Spiny Norman) with support from club VP and DOP Douglas Stones (and others too no doubt.) Results and games from this and all previous tournaments are up on the site: http://www.croydonchess.com (games can be found under 'Training')

The next 5 round Thursday evening tournament, The Botvinnik (60 min + 30sec) starts on the 29th May. Rounds start at 7:45 pm. Entry fee is usually $10.

I strongly encourage any chess players who live in Croydon or surrounding suburbs (we’ve just moved to Mooroolbark for instance), to drop by and visit on a Thursday evening. It’s a very welcoming, friendly club- President is Richard Goldsmith. Contact details are on the site.

The Croydon Chess Club’s current meeting address:
Level 2
64 Brice Avenue
Mooroolbark VIC 3138
(upstairs above L J Hooker Real Estate,
entry via George Street)

Spiny Norman
19-05-2008, 12:52 PM
Longstanding member, Fide Trainer and club coach, N.Y. Wong won the tournament ahead of new member, IM West. In their 4th round game, Guy’s ‘strong move’ in the opening backfired and N.Y. was able to sacrifice the exchange soundly. After a tense time scramble at the end he managed to get two Queens and fend off a long series of checks.
Great to have you and Guy on board Watto. N.Y.'s game with Guy was a beauty. I haven't checked fully yet, but it looks like Guy played a novelty there ... looked very strong, but N.Y.'s 'd4' was a fascinating counter!

Dougy
19-05-2008, 04:22 PM
I'm glad you guys enjoyed your first tournament at CCC. N.Y.'s game against Guy was quite amazing! The opening moves are quite wacky! Guy castled queenside on move 13, and his king was at g8 on move 20.

I'm looking forward to seeing Reg improving over time - his game is quite strong.

Watto
19-05-2008, 04:29 PM
I'm glad you guys enjoyed your first tournament at CCC. N.Y.'s game against Guy was quite amazing! The opening moves are quite wacky! Guy castled queenside on move 13, and his king was at g8 on move 20.

I'm looking forward to seeing Reg improving over time - his game is quite strong.
We did, thanks. :)
Yes, he told me he hasn't played for years so when some of the rust goes, it'll be interesting to see. I'm looking forward to playing over his game against Jack to see what the tactic was which he overlooked. They were sitting next to me and it seemed like the game had just begun when he resigned!

Spiny Norman
19-05-2008, 04:38 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing Reg improving over time - his game is quite strong.
Ditto, though Dougy, I will have to get you to word him up re: mobiles. He was getting a couple of SMS messages at one point during our game (nothing nefarious - from his wife, as the heating had broken down at home and she was freezing!).

I was enjoying the battle so much that I didn't want to officially protest, although I briefly stopped our clock (his was running) and motioned to his phone and muttered "you really shouldn't be doing that" before re-starting the clock again. :hmm: It probably wasn't the 100% right thing to do, but with him being a 'new' player at the club, I didn't want him to have a bad experience of an official protest.

Metro
19-05-2008, 08:45 PM
Welcome back,Watto:)

MichaelBaron
19-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Great to have you and Guy on board Watto. N.Y.'s game with Guy was a beauty. I haven't checked fully yet, but it looks like Guy played a novelty there ... looked very strong, but N.Y.'s 'd4' was a fascinating counter!

Any chance of the game being posted here, thx? I am intrigued now :doh:

Axiom
19-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Any chance of the game being posted here, thx? I am intrigued now :doh:
yes , me too !

Bereaved
20-05-2008, 01:29 AM
Hello everyone,

Here is the game as requested....I am no expert on this line so don't know what the novelty was, though it may have been 6...Be6


Event: The Capablanca
Site: Croydon Chess Club
Date: 2008.05.08
Round: 4
White: Wong, N.Y.
Black: West, Guy
Result: 1-0
ECO: C00
WhiteElo: 2101
BlackElo: 2337
PlyCount: 120
EventDate: 2008.??.??

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bc4 Be6 7. Qb3 Nb4 8.
Bxe6 fxe6 9. d4 N8c6 10. Nf3 Nd3+ 11. Ke2 Nxc1+ 12. Raxc1 Qd7 13. Rhe1 O-O-O
14. Kf1 Re8 15. Nb5 Bd6 16. Rxc6 bxc6 17. Nxa7+ Kd8 18. Qa4 Ke7 19. Nxc6+ Kf8
20. Qc4 Kg8 21. a4 h5 22. a5 Rh6 23. a6 Qc8 24. b4 Rf6 25. Nfe5 h4 26. h3 Ref8
27. f3 Kh7 28. Ra1 Bxe5 29. Nxe5 Qa8 30. Ra3 Rd8 31. Nc6 Rd5 32. a7 Rf8 33.
Qc2+ Kh6 34. Ne7 Rg5 35. d5 exd5 36. Qxc7 d4 37. Nc6 Rb5 38. Ra5 Rxa5 39. bxa5
Qe8 40. Nxd4 Rf6 41. Qb7 Qa4 42. Ne2 Re6 43. Qd5 Rxe2 44. Kxe2 Qe8+ 45. Qe4
Qb5+ 46. Qd3 Qc6 47. Qe3+ Kh5 48. Qe5+ Kh6 49. Qf4+ g5 50. Qf8+ Kh5 51. a8=Q
Qc2+ 52. Ke3 Qc3+ 53. Ke4 Qc4+ 54. Ke5 Qc3+ 55. Kd6 Qd4+ 56. Kc7 Qe5+ 57. Qd6
Qg7+ 58. Kb8 Qg8+ 59. Ka7 Qh7+ 60. Ka6 Qg7 1-0

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Spiny Norman
20-05-2008, 07:13 AM
I think the 7...Nb4 is the novelty ... can anyone else confirm? (I've not yet worked out how my 'mega database' search stuff works).

Watto
20-05-2008, 08:27 AM
Welcome back,Watto:)
Thanks Met. :)

Sorry I didn't post any games last night (We're still busy unpacking boxes, moving furniture etc so my evenings are pretty busy)
Thanks macavity for posting that one. All games are on the Croydon chess club website too, under Training.

MichaelBaron
20-05-2008, 03:17 PM
Very interesting game. I am also not sure where the novelty was. Exchange sacrifice on c6 is qute common where black castles queenside. However, it usually occurs when white is going for mate. In this case, the sac was positional - and that is what really adds value to it:clap:. It takes a lot of guts to sac an exchange positionally against an IM

Kevin Bonham
20-05-2008, 03:28 PM
I think the 7...Nb4 is the novelty ... can anyone else confirm?

I get this too. 7...Qe7, 7...Nb6 and 7...Nxc3 have been previously played in the few games, mostly featuring FIDE-unrated players, to have reached that position.

Fritz likes black after 9...Qxd4 (-0.3) but being a computer it has no fear so I am a little cautious about its view of that.

Capablanca-Fan
20-05-2008, 06:05 PM
FIDE Trainer Wong showed that he has considerable practical strength to go with his training ability. A win against someone as strong as West is no joke.

Spiny Norman
21-05-2008, 07:11 AM
FIDE Trainer Wong showed that he has considerable practical strength to go with his training ability. A win against someone as strong as West is no joke.
Had a long chat to him last night about this game. The time limit was 60+30 and it took him a long time to find 9.d4 meaning half his time was already gone at that stage.

Watto
23-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Thought I might post a game or two...

event: The Capablanca date: 2008.04.24
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 2 score: 1-0 eco: D50
white: Chong, Reginald rating: ?
black: Stones, Douglas rating: 1790

1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 e6 5.e4 dxe4 6.Nxe4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Nf3 c5 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qc7 13.Bd3 b6 14.O-O h6 15.Re1 Rd8 16.Qc1 Bb7 17.Bf4 Qe7 18.d5 Qc5 19.Bxh6 gxh6 20.Qxh6 Nbd7 21.Ne5 Qf8 22.Qh4 Qg7 23.Re3 Nxe5 24.Rxe5 Ne4 25.Qf4 exd5 26.Bxe4 Kf8 27.cxd5 Bxd5 28.Re1 Bxe4 29.Qxe4 Qf6 30.g3 Rac8 31.h4 Rd2 32.Qb4+ Qd6 33.Qf4 Rcc2 34.Re8+ Kg7 35.Qxd6 Rxd6 36.R1e3 Rf6 37.Re2 Rc3 38.R8e3 Rc4 39.Kg2 Rd6 40.Kh3 Rd1 41.f4 b5 42.Kg4 b4 43.axb4 Rxb4 44.Ra2 Kg6 45.Ra6+ Rb6 46.Rxa7 f5+ 47.Kf3 Rf1+ 48.Kg2 Rc1 49.Rae7 Rbb1 50.R3e6+ 1-0
Spiny mentioned this game in post #5
event: The Capablanca date: 2008.05.15
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 5 score: 0-1 eco: D00
white: Chong, Reginald rating: ?
black: Frost, Stephen rating: 1518

1.d4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Ne5 c6 7.O-O Nbd7 8.f3 Be6 9.Bg5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7 11.f4 Nb6 12.e4 Qd7 13.b3 h6 14.exd5 Nxd5 15.Nxd5 hxg5 16.Ne3 O-O-O 17.Qf3 gxf4 18.gxf4 Qc7 19.c4 g5 20.Ng4 gxf4 21.Rae1 Rh4 22.h3 Bxg4 23.hxg4 Bxe5 24.Rd1 Qb6+ 25.Qf2 Bd4 26.Rxd4 Qxd4 27.Qxd4 Rxd4 28.Bf3 Kd7 29.Rf2 f6 30.Kg2 Kd6 31.Rc2 Rh7 32.c5+ Kd7 33.a4 Rg7 34.Kh3 Rd3 35.Kg2 Rxb3 36.Kf2 Ra3 37.Rd2+ Kc7 38.Bd1 Rc3 0-1

Watto
23-05-2008, 11:47 AM
I'm looking forward to playing over his game against Jack to see what the tactic was which he overlooked. They were sitting next to me and it seemed like the game had just begun when he resigned!
Here's another one, this time Croydon junior Jack Young gets the better of Reginald Chong in round 4.

event: The Capablanca date: 2008.05.08
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 4 score: 1-0 eco: C02
white: Young, Jack rating: 1072
black: Chong, Reginald rating: ?

1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d5 6.e5 Nd7 7.O-O Be7 8.Qc2 f5 9.exf6 Bxf6 10.Bxh7 cxd4 11.Re1 Nf8 12.Bg6+ Nxg6 13.Qxg6+ Ke7 14.cxd4 Qd6 15.Bg5 Rf8 16.Qxg7+ Rf7 17.Bxf6+ 1-0

Also, the round 4 draw between Lacey and Stones.

event: The Capablanca date: 2008.05.08
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 4 score: 1/2-1/2 eco: D36
white: Lacey, David rating: 1740
black: Stones, Douglas rating: 1790

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.cxd5 exd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 c6 8.Qc2 h6 9.Bh4 Re8 10.Nf3 Nbd7 11.h3 Ne4 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Nd2 Nf6 15.O-O Bf5 16.Na4 Nd5 17.Nc5 b6 18.Ncb3 Qg5 19.Kh2 Re6 20.a3 Rg6 21.Rg1 Nf6 22.Nc4 Ng4+ 23.Kh1 Qh4 24.Raf1 Ne5 25.Nxe5 Bxh3 26.g3 Qh5 27.Rg2 Bxg2+ 28.Kxg2 Re6 29.Qd1 Qf5 30.Rh1 Rd8 31.Qh5 g5 32.Qe2 Rd5 33.Rc1 Rb5 34.Qc4 Rf6 35.Rf1 Qe6 36.Nd2 Rxb2 37.Nxe4 Rf5 38.Qc3 Ra2 39.Nd2 Qd6 40.e4 Rxe5 41.dxe5 Qxd2 42.Qxc6 Rxa3 43.Qxh6 b5 44.Rh1 Rxg3+ 45.Kxg3 Qf4+ 46.Kg2 Qg4+ 47.Kf1 Qd1+ 48.Kg2 Qg4+ 49.Kh2 Qf4+ 50.Kg1 Qg4+ 1/2-1/2

Watto
23-05-2008, 11:48 AM
My game against Jack Young in round 5. Unfortunately I blunder a rook rather obviously (I wanted to retain my hold on the open file, made a quick move and didn’t bother to calculate!) but Jack doesn’t see it and I get a rare lucky escape. On my next move I took a bit more time. Not a great game by either of us but a finish I enjoyed.

event: The Capablanca date: 2008.05.15
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 5 score: 1-0 eco: E60
white: Watson, Jean rating: 1192
black: Young, Jack rating: 1072

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.c4 O-O 5.Be2 d5 6.O-O Bg4 7.Qc2 c6 8.h3 Bf5 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Qb6 11.Nc3 dxc4 12.Qxc4 Nbd7 13.b3 Rfe8 14.Bb2 e6 15.Rac1 Rac8 16.Na4 Qc7 17.Qc2 Nd5 18.Ba1 Nb4 19.Qd2 a5 20.a3 Nd5 21.e4 Ne7 22.Rc2 Nf6 23.Qe2 Qf4 24.Re1 Red8 25.Nc5 b6 26.Nd3 Qc7 27.Rec1 Nh5 28.b4 a4 29.b5 Bh6 30.Rb1 Qd6 31.Nb4 Nf4 32.Qf1 Bg7 33.e5 Qd7 34.bxc6 Nxc6 35.Nxc6 Rxc6 36.Rxc6 Qxc6 37.Rc1 Qe4 38.Kh2 Qf5 39.Nh4 Qg5 40.Nf3 Qh6 41.Rc6 Rb8 42.Bc3 g5 43.g3 Nd5 44.Bd2 f6 45.Rxe6 Kf7 46.Rd6 Ne7 47.Nxg5+ Kg6 48.Qd3+ Nf5 49.g4 1-0

Watto
23-05-2008, 11:55 AM
Finally, Bill McNeal had an excellent tournament to come outright 4th with 3/5. He was completely winning in the following game from round 2 although he eventually lost. Guy introduced some complications and won but it was a bit tense for a while!

event: The Capablanca date: 2008.04.24
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 2 score: 0-1 eco: B76
white: McNeal, Bill rating: 1427
black: West, Guy rating: 2337

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Nde2 Nd7 10.Qd2 Nde5 11.Bd5 Na5 12.Bh6 Nac4 13.Bxc4 Nxc4 14.Qc1 Bxh6 15.Qxh6 Nxb2 16.h4 Qa5 17.Rb1 Be6 18.Rxb2 Bc4 19.h5 Bxe2 20.Kd2 Rfc8 21.Rb3 g5 22.e5 Qxe5 23.Nxe2 Rc5 24.f4 Qe4 25.Rd3 Rxc2+ 26.Kxc2 Qxe2+ 27.Kc3 Rc8+ 28.Kb4 Qe4+ 29.Kb3 Qxd3+ 0-1

Basil
23-05-2008, 11:57 AM
Not a great game by either of us but a finish I enjoyed.
It was a pleasant finish.

Watto
31-05-2008, 11:43 AM
Croydon’s next 5 round senior tournament, The Botvinnik (60 min + 30sec) started last Thursday evening, the 29th May. Rounds start at 7:45 pm. Contact details, results and games are on the club site: www.croydonchess.com

Jonathan Cook returns to tournament chess after an absence of many years so all the best to him. In their game Richard Goldsmith gave him a good run for his money (it was the last game going) but in the time scramble at the end, Jon gained the upper hand.

Round 1 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 West, Guy 2337 [0] 1:0 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0]
2 Watson, Jean 1192 [0] 0:1 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [0]
3 Cook, Jonathan 1850 [0] 1:0 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [0]
4 Young, Jack 1072 [0] 0:1 Stones, Douglas 1790 [0]
5 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [0] 1:0 Wills, Steven L 958 [0]
6 Chong, Reginald [0] 0:1 Lacey, David 1740 [0]
7 Frost, Stephen 1518 [0] 1:0 Cross, Jamie [0]
8 Yung, Pearl [0] 0:1 McNeal, Bill 1427 [0]


Round 2 pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Lacey, David 1740 [1] : West, Guy 2337 [1]
2 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [1] : Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [1]
3 McNeal, Bill 1427 [1] : Cook, Jonathan 1850 [1]
4 Stones, Douglas 1790 [1] : Frost, Stephen 1518 [1]
5 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0] : Chong, Reginald [0]
6 Wills, Steven L 958 [0] : Watson, Jean 1192 [0]
7 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [0] : Yung, Pearl [0]
8 Cross, Jamie [0] : Young, Jack 1072 [0]

Dougy
31-05-2008, 12:38 PM
Thanks Watto.

On the round 2 pairings: they're subject to change, for example due to sickness. Similarly with future pairings.

Spiny Norman
31-05-2008, 04:01 PM
On the round 2 pairings: they're subject to change, for example due to sickness. Similarly with future pairings.
Feel free to change ours any time Dougy! This will be the 6th time I've played you in the last 3 years, and I've had black every time, for a grand total of 0.5/5 so far ... someone up there mustn't like me!

Dougy
31-05-2008, 07:15 PM
I'm still upset about that 0.5 (:

Spiny Norman
01-06-2008, 06:31 AM
See what I have to put up with? You're a hard, hard man Dougy! ;)

Spiny Norman
01-06-2008, 06:44 AM
I'm still upset about that 0.5 (:
You mean this ol' thing:

[Event "The Tal (2005)"]
[Site "Croydon Chess"]
[Date "2005.03.17"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Douglas Stones"]
[Black "Stephen Frost"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "1402"]
[BlackElo "1191"]
[PlyCount "174"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Ng5 d5 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.Nxf7 Kxf7 10.Qf3+ Ke6
11.Qh3+ Kd6 12.Nc3 Nd4 13.Ne4+ Ke7 14.c4 Nxb3 15.cxd5 Bxd5 16.axb3 Bxe4 17.Qh4+ Ke6 18.Qxe4 Qd5 (Draw offered by Black) 19.d3 Qxe4 20.dxe4 Bc5
21.Bd2 Rhf8 22.Ba5 Bd6 23.Rfc1 c5 24.Bc3 Bc7 25.Rd1 Rfd8 26.Kf1 Rxd1+ 27.Rxd1 Rd8 28.Ra1 Ra8 29.Ke2 Kd6 30.Rd1+ Kc6
31.Rd5 Re8 32.Ke3 b4 33.Bd2 Rd8 34.Rd3 Bb6 35.Ke2 Rxd3 36.Kxd3 Kb5 37.Bg5 Bc7 38.Be7 a5 39.h3 c4+ 40.bxc4+ Kc6
41.Kc2 Bd6 42.Bxd6 Kxd6 43.Kb3 Kc5 44.f4 exf4 45.e5 g5 46.Ka4 h5 47.Kxa5 g4 48.hxg4 hxg4 49.e6 Kd6 50.c5+ Kxe6
51.c6 f3 52.gxf3 gxf3 53.Kb6 f2 54.c7 f1=Q 55.c8=Q+ Kf7 56.Qd7+ Kg8 57.Qg4+ Kf7 58.Qh5+ Ke6 59.Qe8+ Kd6 60.Qc6+ Ke7
61.Qc5+ Kd7 62.Qb5+ Qxb5+! 63.Kxb5 b3! 64.Kb4 Kc6 65.Kc4 Kb6 66.Kd4 Kc6 67.Ke4 Kc5 68.Kd3 Kd5 69.Kc3 Kc5 70.Kxb3 Kb5
71.Kc3 Kc5 72.Kb3 Kb5 73.Kc2 Kc4 74.Kd2 Kb3 75.Kc1 Kb4 76.Kb1 Kb3 77.Ka1 Kb4 78.Ka2 Ka4 79.Kb1 Kb3 80.Kc1 Kb4
81.Kc2 Kc4 82.b3+ Kb4 83.Kb2 Kb5 84.Ka3 Ka5 85.Ka2 Kb5 86.Ka3 Ka5 87.Kb2 Kb4 (Drawn on White's offer!) 1/2-1/2

Spiny Norman
06-06-2008, 04:19 PM
Feel free to change ours any time Dougy! This will be the 6th time I've played you in the last 3 years, and I've had black every time, for a grand total of 0.5/5 so far ... someone up there mustn't like me!
Make that now 0.5/6 ... I dropped a piece early and struggled on for about 40 more moves before dying.

Dougy
07-06-2008, 09:27 AM
You mean this ol' thing:

63...b3! was an absolute gem!

The funny thing was, in our game on Thursday, that we saw a very similar with N.Y.. "Wait a minute," I thought to myself, "this looks vaguely familiar."

Watto
07-06-2008, 10:18 AM
The Botvinnik
Here are the results from round 2. Some interesting games again which I’ll post if I get a moment this weekend.

Round 2 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Lacey, David 1740 [1] .5:.5 West, Guy 2337 [1]
2 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [1] 1:0 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [1]
3 McNeal, Bill 1427 [1] 0:1 Cook, Jonathan 1850 [1]
4 Stones, Douglas 1790 [1] 1:0 Frost, Stephen 1518 [1]
5 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0] 0:1 Chong, Reginald [0]
6 Wills, Steven L 958 [0] .5:.5 Watson, Jean 1192 [0]
7 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [0] 1:0 Yung, Pearl [0]
8 Cross, Jamie [0] 1:0 Young, Jack 1072 [0]
9 Teong, Benedict [0] 1:0 BYE


Crosstable after round 2


No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3
1 Stones, Douglas VIC 1790 2 15:W 4:W 2:
2 Wong, Ngiam Yee VIC 2101 2 13:W 7:W 1:
3 Cook, Jonathan VIC 1850 2 11:W 9:W 5:
4 Frost, Stephen VIC 1518 1.5 12:W 1:L 0:D
5 West, Guy VIC 2337 1.5 16:W 6:D 3:
6 Lacey, David VIC 1740 1.5 10:W 5:D 7:
7 Waller, A (Tony) VIC 1749 1 14:W 2:L 6:
8 Teong, Benedict VIC 1 0: 0:W 11:
9 McNeal, Bill VIC 1427 1 17:W 3:L 10:
10 Chong, Reginald 1 6:L 16:W 9:
11 Goldsmith, Richard VIC 1167 1 3:L 17:W 8:
12 Cross, Jamie VIC 1 4:L 15:W 13:
13 Watson, Jean VIC 1192 .5 2:L 14:D 12:
14 Wills, Steven L VIC 958 .5 7:L 13:D 15:
15 Young, Jack VIC 1072 0 1:L 12:L 14:
16 Kloprogge, Ion VIC 1348 0 5:L 10:L 17:
17 Yung, Pearl 0 9:L 11:L 16:


Round 3 pairings (Note: pairings are provisional until confirmed by the DOP just prior to the start of the next round.) If they don't change, the players on board 2 will be rather familiar with each other's games as they've played social games against each other ever since Guy took up chess at age 12...



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [2] : Stones, Douglas 1790 [2]
2 West, Guy 2337 [1.5] : Cook, Jonathan 1850 [2]
3 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [1] : Lacey, David 1740 [1.5]
4 Chong, Reginald [1] : McNeal, Bill 1427 [1]
5 Teong, Benedict [1] : Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [1]
6 Watson, Jean 1192 [.5] : Cross, Jamie [1]
7 Young, Jack 1072 [0] : Wills, Steven L 958 [.5]
8 Yung, Pearl [0] : Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0]
9 Frost, Stephen 1518 [1] .5:.5 BYE

Spiny Norman
07-06-2008, 10:39 AM
I've been analysing Guy's draw with David ... I think Guy missed a win, but its hard to see (I only found it by shuffling pieces around) and I think he was short on time by then.

EDIT: Dougy, can you email me the SP files with the revised draw as it currently stands? Ta!

Dougy
07-06-2008, 03:52 PM
Emailed now. I've added in Benedict and gave you a half-point bye in round 3. The pairings posted by Watto are the most current. As noted, they are provisional, subject to sickness, etc..

Spiny Norman
08-06-2008, 06:44 AM
Emailed now. I've added in Benedict and gave you a half-point bye in round 3. The pairings posted by Watto are the most current. As noted, they are provisional, subject to sickness, etc..
No worries ... I'll be there Thursday anyway, just in case!

Watto
13-06-2008, 07:19 PM
There weren't too many surprises last night although there were some decent struggles.

Round 3 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [2] 1:0 Stones, Douglas 1790 [2]
2 West, Guy 2337 [1.5] 1:0 Cook, Jonathan 1850 [2]
3 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [1] 1:0 Lacey, David 1740 [1.5]
4 Frost, Stephen 1518 [1] 1:0 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [1]
5 Chong, Reginald [1] 0:1 McNeal, Bill 1427 [1]
6 Watson, Jean 1192 [.5] 1:0 Cross, Jamie [1]
7 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0] 0:1 Wills, Steven L 958 [.5]
8 Yung, Pearl [0] 0:1 Young, Jack 1072 [0]


Crosstable after round 3


No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3

1 Wong, Ngiam Yee VIC 2101 3 9:W 5:W 3:W
2 West, Guy VIC 2337 2.5 15:W 8:D 4:W
3 Stones, Douglas VIC 1790 2 14:W 6:W 1:L
4 Cook, Jonathan VIC 1850 2 11:W 7:W 2:L
5 Waller, A (Tony) VIC 1749 2 10:W 1:L 8:W
6 Frost, Stephen VIC 1518 2 12:W 3:L 11:W
7 McNeal, Bill VIC 1427 2 17:W 4:L 13:W
8 Lacey, David VIC 1740 1.5 13:W 2:D 5:L
9 Watson, Jean VIC 1192 1.5 1:L 10:D 12:W
10 Wills, Steven L VIC 958 1.5 5:L 9:D 15:W
11 Goldsmith, Richard VIC 1167 1 4:L 17:W 6:L
12 Cross, Jamie VIC 1 6:L 14:W 9:L
13 Chong, Reginald 1 8:L 15:W 7:L
14 Young, Jack VIC 1072 1 3:L 12:L 17:W
15 Kloprogge, Ion VIC 1348 0 2:L 13:L 10:L
16 Teong, Benedict VIC 0 0: 0: 0:
17 Yung, Pearl 0 7:L 11:L 14:L


I'll post the round 4 pairings when they're confirmed (along with one or two games when I get a moment to have a look at them :))

Watto
14-06-2008, 12:30 AM
Here are the (provisional) round 4 pairings.



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 West, Guy 2337 [2.5] : Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [3]
2 Cook, Jonathan 1850 [2] : Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [2]
3 Stones, Douglas 1790 [2] : McNeal, Bill 1427 [2]
4 Wills, Steven L 958 [1.5] : Lacey, David 1740 [1.5]
5 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [1] : Watson, Jean 1192 [1.5]
6 Cross, Jamie [1] : Chong, Reginald [1]
7 Young, Jack 1072 [1] : Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0]
8 Yung, Pearl [0] .5:.5 BYE

Watto
14-06-2008, 01:07 AM
Well, we've just played round 3 but here's a game which I liked from round 2.

Event: The Botvinnik
Site: Croydon Chess Club
Date: 2008.05.08
Round: 2
White: Bill McNeal
Black: Jonathan Cook

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 d6 4.Bc4 exd4 5.0-0 Bg4 6.c3 Qd7 7.cxd4 Bxf3 8.gxf3 0-0-0 9.Be3 g5 10.Kh1 Be7 11.Bxf7 Rf8 12.Bh5 Nf6 13.Bg4 Nxg4 14.fxg4 h5 15.gxh5 g4 16.Rg1 Rxh5 17.Qxg4 Rxh2+ 18.Kxh2 Rh8+ 19.Kg3 Qxg4+ 20.Kxg4 Rg8+ 21.Kf3 Rxg1 22.Ke2 Nb4 23.Kd2 c5 24.a3 Nc6 25.d5 Na5 26.Kc2 Bf6 27.Ra2 Nc4 28.Bf4 Re1 29.b3 Rxe4 30.bxc4 Rxc4+ 31.Kd3 Rxf4 32.Re2 Rd4+ 0-1

Watto
16-06-2008, 07:14 PM
Results and games from this and all previous tournaments are up on the site: http://www.croydonchess.com (games can be found under 'Training')

All games from The Botvinnik are up on the site although until this moment I hadn't realised they were as I've been looking for them via the 'Training' tab as I explain above.

Anyway, for anyone out there who's interested... it's much better to find games via the following method: go to www.croydonchess.com and then Results/2008/The Botvinnik (or whichever tournament you're interested in) and then click on the Games tab. Thanks to Dougy for that info! :)

Dougy
17-06-2008, 04:08 PM
No worries. (:

I'm not going to be there on Thursday, our baby will be born either tonight or tomorrow. So the pairings will probably change. N.Y. will be the D.O.P..

Watto
17-06-2008, 04:18 PM
No worries. (:

I'm not going to be there on Thursday, our baby will be born either tonight or tomorrow. So the pairings will probably change. N.Y. will be the D.O.P..
Wow. That's very exciting, Dougy. I thought it was getting close but didn't realise it was quite that close! We'll be thinking of you... :)

Dougy
18-06-2008, 09:47 PM
Wow. That's very exciting, Dougy. I thought it was getting close but didn't realise it was quite that close! We'll be thinking of you... :)

Haha, that's great. We had little Gemma today - how exciting! My wife won't be out of the hospital until Friday so I'm definately not going to chess Tomorrow.

Basil
18-06-2008, 09:52 PM
Haha, that's great. We had little Gemma today - how exciting! My wife won't be out of the hospital until Friday so I'm definately not going to chess Tomorrow.
Whoever you are Dougy, congratulations to you and your wife on your new arrival. I trust all is well. :D

Garvinator
18-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Of course we want baby pics ;)

Watto
18-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Haha, that's great. We had little Gemma today - how exciting!
Ah, congratulations! That's lovely news... :)

Dougy
19-06-2008, 11:30 PM
Well, I don't think I'll post photos here, but I put some on facebook if you have that. Otherwise I can show you next time I'm at CCC.

How did chess go tonight? I just got home from the hospital, having dinner at about 10.00. Everything else seems to just fly out the window, food, water, etc.. Was hoping to pop in but by the time I had eaten it was a bit too late.

Spiny Norman
20-06-2008, 07:23 AM
Dougy, congratulations, that's awesome news! My management retreat for next Thursday has been postponed (possibly due to lack of interest!), so I will probably be at the club next week and will be demanding some happy snaps and all the essential details such as name, weight, etc!

Dougy
20-06-2008, 08:07 AM
Well, we don't have many pictures because we don't want to use the flash, nor do we want to turn the lights on and wake her up.

I should be able to make it on Thursday, I think - but who knows what the world has thrown at us by then.

Watto
20-06-2008, 10:28 AM
How did chess go tonight?
It was a good night. Not great personally as I was black against David Lacey and got tied down by his minority attack on the queenside as I didn't get enough counterplay on the kingside ...

The pairings changed for some of the boards as you know. There were tons of byes as there were only 5 boards. From memory:
Guy West 1-0 N.Y. Wong
For the second time in a row, Wong sacrificed materal for dangerous play but this time he missed a crucial resource and found himself a whole exchange down in an ending.
Jon Cook 1-0 Tony Waller.
Jon played a positional manoeuvering game against the aggressive Waller and didn't seem to making a lot of progess until the late middlegame when he broke through nicely in Tony's time pressure.
Richard Goldsmith lost to Reginald Chong. I don't know the details of that game.
Bill McNeal beat Steven Wills I'm pretty sure.

p.s. looking forward to seeing the photos at the club. :)

Dougy
23-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Right, so N.Y., despite being sick, has sent me a copy of the pairings and the games played. Thanks for that N.Y.. Still a couple of questions I want answered before publishing a pairing for the next round.

Desmond
23-06-2008, 03:23 PM
Congratulations Dougy! Feel free to add to this (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=3340) thread if you feel so inclined.

Watto
23-06-2008, 06:21 PM
Round 4 results. As I said earlier there were quite a few byes... :eek:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 West, Guy 2337 [2.5] 1:0 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [3]
2 Cook, Jonathan 1850 [2] 1:0 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [2]
3 Lacey, David 1740 [1.5] 1:0 Watson, Jean 1192 [1.5]
4 McNeal, Bill 1427 [2] 1:0 Wills, Steven L 958 [1.5]
5 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [1] 0:1 Chong, Reginald [1]
6 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [0] 1:0 BYE
7 Yung, Pearl [0] .5:.5 BYE
8 Stones, Douglas 1790 [2] .5:.5 BYE
9 Young, Jack 1072 [1] .5:.5 BYE
10 Cross, Jamie [1] .5:.5 BYE
11 Frost, Stephen 1518 [2] .5:.5 BYE


Okay, here are the (provisional) round 5 pairings. :)


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 McNeal, Bill 1427 [3] : West, Guy 2337 [3.5]
2 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [3] : Cook, Jonathan 1850 [3]
3 Stones, Douglas 1790 [2.5] : Lacey, David 1740 [2.5]
4 Chong, Reginald [2] : Frost, Stephen 1518 [2.5]
5 Young, Jack 1072 [1.5] : Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [2]
6 Wills, Steven L 958 [1.5] : Cross, Jamie [1.5]
7 Watson, Jean 1192 [1.5] : Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [1]
8 Yung, Pearl [.5] : Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [1]



For the second time in a row, Wong sacrificed materal for dangerous play but this time he missed a crucial resource and found himself a whole exchange down in an ending.
Here's the game ...
Event: The Botvinnik
Site: Croydon Chess Club
Date: 19 June 2008
Round: 4
White: Guy West (2337)
Black: N.Y. Wong (2101)

1.e4 d6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.Ng5 0-0 7.Bxf7+ Rxf7 8.Ne6 Qe8 9.Nxc7 Qd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.Bf4 Ng6 13.Bg3 Ba6 14.e5 Qxa8 15.exf6 Qxg2 16.Qd5 Qxd5 17.Nxd5 Bxf6 18.Nxf6+ Rxf6 19.0-0-0 Bb7 20.Rhe1 d5 21.b4 h5 22.h4 Bc6 23.Re3 a6 24.a4 Kh7 25.b5 axb5 26.axb5 Bb7 27.Rc3 Rf7 28.Rd4 Nf8 29.Re3 Kg6 30.Rf4 Rxf4 31.Bxf4 d4 32.Re8 Kf7 33.Rb8 1-0

ER
23-06-2008, 06:46 PM
Dougy!!!
Congratulations!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: to the whole dougy family!!!:clap: :clap:
Cheers and goodl luck!

Watto
27-06-2008, 12:16 PM
Last night was the last round of The Botvinnik. Enjoyed this exchange just before the round started. Someone, Jack Young I think, asked Doug Stones the name of his new baby girl. Obviously mishearing the question, Dougy answered ‘Botvinnik’. I think it’s fair to say there was general agreement it was a sensible choice… lol.

Here are the round 5 results (pairings are a little different to the earlier ones I posted. For one, Wong was absent due to illness)


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 McNeal, Bill 1427 [3] 0:1 West, Guy 2337 [3.5]
2 Stones, Douglas 1790 [2.5] 0:1 Cook, Jonathan 1850 [3]
3 Young, Jack 1072 [1.5] 0:1 Lacey, David 1740 [2.5]
4 Waller, A (Tony) 1749 [2] 1:0 Chong, Reginald [2]
5 Wills, Steven L 958 [1.5] 1:0 Cross, Jamie [1.5]
6 Watson, Jean 1192 [1.5] 1:0 Goldsmith, Richard 1167 [1]
7 Yung, Pearl [.5] 0:1 Kloprogge, Ion 1348 [1]
8 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2101 [3] .5:.5 BYE


And the final crosstable.



No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 West, Guy VIC 2337 4.5 11:W 4:D 2:W 3:W 6:W
2 Cook, Jonathan VIC 1850 4 15:W 6:W 1:L 5:W 7:W
3 Wong, Ngiam Yee VIC 2101 3.5 8:W 5:W 7:W 1:L 0:D
4 Lacey, David VIC 1740 3.5 10:W 1:D 5:L 8:W 14:W
5 Waller, A (Tony) VIC 1749 3 9:W 3:L 4:W 2:L 10:W
6 McNeal, Bill VIC 1427 3 16:W 2:L 10:W 9:W 1:L
7 Stones, Douglas VIC 1790 2.5 14:W 12:W 3:L 0:D 2:L
8 Watson, Jean VIC 1192 2.5 3:L 9:D 13:W 4:L 15:W
9 Wills, Steven L VIC 958 2.5 5:L 8:D 11:W 6:L 13:W
10 Chong, Reginald 2 4:L 11:W 6:L 15:W 5:L
11 Kloprogge, Ion VIC 1348 2 1:L 10:L 9:L 0:W 16:W
12 Frost, Stephen VIC 1518 2 13:W 7:L 15:W 0: 0:
13 Cross, Jamie VIC 1.5 12:L 14:W 8:L 0:D 9:L
14 Young, Jack VIC 1072 1.5 7:L 13:L 16:W 0:D 4:L
15 Goldsmith, Richard VIC 1167 1 2:L 16:W 12:L 10:L 8:L
16 Yung, Pearl .5 6:L 15:L 14:L 0:D 11:L


All results and games are at www.croydonchess.com
Specifically: http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2008/TheBotvinnikJune/tabid/1359/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

Dougy
27-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Haha, that was quite a funny moment! Well done all - particularly Guy West and John Cook who scored top two. Overall a good tournament, I feel - quite a few interesting games.

Richard Goldsmi
06-07-2008, 12:36 AM
Good to see such a well displayed and well attended Croydon Thread via the chat room.

It highlights the strong playing group attending and our playing group numbers getting larger.

One concern though.

I do appear to be a very weak player by the score board. This I will have to rectify. First things first. I think I will remove the KILL the President sign on the back of my jacket when I play.

Therefore the question is, why does the president become a prized scalp?

Spiny Norman
06-07-2008, 07:44 AM
Wearing that jacket is mandatory ... I think its in our constitution! ;)

Watto
07-07-2008, 12:19 PM
Welcome to chesschat Richard! Be warned it will not help your chess... more study less chat I have often been told... ;)

This Thursday the 10th July is Senior Coaching Night- starting 7:45 pm until roughly 11 pm I think.

The last coaching night we had was great with various members giving short lectures and then leading discussion on a range of topics.
I assume the format for this next one will be similar so it should be another good night. IM Guy West will be contributing a 45 minute lecture as well this time.

All current and new members welcome! :)

We have various events on for the next few weeks including a Juniors vs Seniors match on the 17th July, a 7 round blitz event on the 24th July and interclub of course.

One of Croydon's biggest tournaments for the year, the CROYDON OPEN starts on Thursday the 31st July. It goes for 7 rounds with a time limit of 60+30. I'll post more on that as we get closer.

For more info here's a link to the Croydon calendar from the Croydon website.
http://www.croydonchess.com/Calendar/tabid/729/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

Dougy
15-07-2008, 02:41 PM
I'm hoping to create a stir about the Croydon Open. Here's the cross-table from last year. I was unable to play because I was overseas at the time. This time I'm definately in.


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

1 Teo, Kok Siong 2274 6 7:W 3:L 5:W 2:W 9:W 4:W 6:W
2 Wong, Ngiam Yee 2203 5.5 6:W 13:W 4:D 1:L 8:W 3:W 7:W
3 Lacey, David 1689 5 5:W 1:W 8:L 10:W 4:W 2:L 11:W
4 Waller, A (Tony) 1787 4.5 10:W 14:W 2:D 8:W 3:L 1:L 9:W
5 Young, Jack 867 4 3:L 11:W 1:L 12:W 7:L 15:W 10:W
6 Goldsmith, Richard 1061 4 2:L 15:W 14:W 9:L 10:W 11:W 1:L
7 Gabrys, Marek 1234 3.5 1:L 0:D 11:L 17:W 5:W 14:W 2:L
8 Kloprogge, Ion 1383 3.5 12:W 0:D 3:W 4:L 2:L 9:W 0:
9 McNeal, Bill 3 11:W 10:L 13:W 6:W 1:L 8:L 4:L
10 Wills, Steven L 886 3 4:L 9:W 12:W 3:L 6:L 17:W 5:L
11 Jaske, Jan 1398 3 9:L 5:L 7:W 15:W 14:W 6:L 3:L
12 Teo, Lisa 3 8:L 0:W 10:L 5:L 15:W 13:L 17:W
13 Frost, Stephen 1566 3 15:W 2:L 9:L 14:- 17:W 12:W 0:
14 Teo, Audrey 2 0:W 4:L 6:L 13:+ 11:L 7:L 15:L
15 Sawkins, Cliff 816 2 13:L 6:L 17:W 11:L 12:L 5:L 14:W
16 Hetrel, Daniel 1 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 18:W 0:
17 Devlin, Paul 0 0: 0: 15:L 7:L 13:L 10:L 12:L
18 Cross, Jamie 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 16:L 0:

Watto
16-07-2008, 05:06 PM
The Croydon Chess Club Open will be starting in a fortnight.

ACF rated, it goes for 7 rounds from Thursday the 31st July to Thursday the 11th September. Starting time 7:45 pm.

The Venue:
Level 2
64 Brice Avenue
Mooroolbark VIC 3138
(upstairs above L J Hooker Real Estate,
entry via George Street)

Entry fees: $20, with a $10 discount for Croydon Chess Club members.

Rate of play: 60 minutes + 30 sec per move.

Enter in person at the club prior to the first round or contact the following to enter (or if you have any queries):
President Richard Goldsmith - 0408 348 172, richard.goldsmith@croydonchess.com
Vice President Douglas Stones - 0413 423 659, douglas.stones@croydonchess.com

Players of all strengths and ages welcome! Hopefully we can persuade a few more players to come back to chess after a long break… there have been at least 3 this year to my knowledge.

Hope to see you there. :)

http://www.croydonchess.com

Dougy
20-07-2008, 05:45 PM
Here's a current list of entrants for the 2008 Croydon Open. There's a nice range of players developing. There's still a few regulars (eg. Bill McNeal, Jamie Cross) who I expect will play, I just haven't heard from them yet. I added a percentage next to Tony and David below indicating their level of certainty of playing.

Blitz on Thursday 24/07, Croydon open starts Thursday 31/07.


No Name Loc Title

1. Teo, Kok-Siong 2227 fm
2. Wong, Ngiam Yee 2114
3. Morris, Peter 1917
4. Stones, Douglas 1771
5. Lacey, David 1729 95%
6. Waller, A (Tony) 1708 90%
7. Kloprogge, Ion 1283
8. Watson, Jean 1210
9. Goldsmith, Richard 1134
10. Wills, Steven L 1002
11. Chong, Reginald
12. Yung, Pearl

Dougy
25-07-2008, 10:21 AM
Here's an update of the current entries for the Croydon Open starting on Thursday 31/07. A few have a probability next to their names indicating their likelihood of playing.


No Name Loc Title

1. Teo, Kok-Siong 2227 fm
2. Wong, Ngiam Yee 2114
3. Birchall, Ian 1944
4. Morris, Peter 1917
5. Stones, Douglas 1771
6. Lacey, David 1729 95%
7. Waller, A (Tony) 1708 90%
8. McNeal, Bill 1510 70%
9. Kloprogge, Ion 1283
10. Cross, Jamie 1230
11. Watson, Jean 1210
12. Goldsmith, Richard 1134
13. Wills, Steven L 1002
14. Chong, Reginald
15. Yung, Pearl


Also check out the Billanook Chess Classic (http://www.billanook.vic.edu.au/v2/Billanook_Chess_Classic_08/Site/Home.html), now for both juniors and seniors. Last year's results: here (http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2007/BillanookJuniorClassicAugust/tabid/916/language/en-US/Default.aspx). Chesschat thread: here (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=8405).

Dougy
31-07-2008, 11:06 AM
The Croydon Open starts this evening! Guy West has confirmed his entry. It's going to be a good one. Here's the current entry list (some players indicated a probability of entering):


No Name Loc Title

1. West, Guy 2310 im
2. Teo, Kok-Siong 2227 fm
3. Wong, Ngiam Yee 2114
4. Birchall, Ian 1944
5. Morris, Peter 1917
6. Cook, Jonathan 1850 90%
7. Stones, Douglas 1771
8. Lacey, David 1729 95%
9. Waller, A (Tony) 1708 90%
10. McNeal, Bill 1510 70%
11. Kloprogge, Ion 1283
12. Cross, Jamie 1230
13. Watson, Jean 1210
14. Goldsmith, Richard 1134
15. Wills, Steven L 1002
16. Chong, Reginald
17. Yung, Pearl

Spiny Norman
31-07-2008, 11:46 AM
I cannot play round #1 as I am travelling today, but may be able to join later in the tournament, subject to how many other players are involved and my own availability. Good luck to all with the tournament ... looks like quite a strong field!

Richard Goldsmi
31-07-2008, 12:33 PM
What a terrific turn out of top rated player for our 2008 open. It will be a tough one for me to win this year (tounge, teeth and lips in cheek), but I intend to upset a few of the fancy rated player with some new tactics I have discovered in the opening. Sure they may be completely unsound and lack any continuity. But with nothing to lose (That is my motto) I look to be the tall guy who kills other giants. (oddly!)

Look forward to a well battled and fair spirited competition

Watto
31-07-2008, 01:01 PM
The Croydon Open starts this evening! Guy West has confirmed his entry. It's going to be a good one. Here's the current entry list (some players indicated a probability of entering):


No Name Loc Title

1. West, Guy 2310 im
2. Teo, Kok-Siong 2227 fm
3. Wong, Ngiam Yee 2114
4. Birchall, Ian 1944
5. Morris, Peter 1917
6. Cook, Jonathan 1850 90%
7. Stones, Douglas 1771
8. Lacey, David 1729 95%
9. Waller, A (Tony) 1708 90%
10. McNeal, Bill 1510 70%
11. Kloprogge, Ion 1283
12. Cross, Jamie 1230
13. Watson, Jean 1210
14. Goldsmith, Richard 1134
15. Wills, Steven L 1002
16. Chong, Reginald
17. Yung, Pearl

Not a bad field at all. Looking forward to it. Will be good if you can join in later on, Spiny. :)

p.s. As Dougy says, it starts tonight, the 31st July: all details on how to enter and venue etc are in post #57

Watto
02-08-2008, 12:46 AM
Upset of the evening was Richard Goldsmith's draw with Jonathan Cook. Should have been a win for Richard but sadly he stalemated Jon in a K+P vs. K endgame.

Also, Jack Young played really well to almost have an upset win against Peter Morris.

Crosstable (posting mainly because it has the players' ratings)


No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2
1 West, Guy VIC 2310 1 12:W 4:
2 Teo, Kok-Siong OS 2227 1 13:W 5:
3 Wong, Ngiam Yee VIC 2114 1 14:W 6:
4 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 1 15:W 1:
5 Morris, Peter VIC 1917 1 16:W 2:
6 Lacey, David VIC 1729 1 18:W 3:
7 Stones, Douglas VIC 1771 1 17:W 8:
8 Cook, Jonathan VIC 1850 .5 11:D 7:
9 Yung, Jamie VIC .5 0:D 10:
10 Yung, Pearl VIC .5 0:D 9:
11 Goldsmith, Richard VIC 1134 .5 8:D 12:
12 Waller, A (Tony) VIC 1708 0 1:L 11:
13 Kloprogge, Ion VIC 1283 0 2:L 16:
14 Cross, Jamie VIC 1230 0 3:L 18:
15 Watson, Jean VIC 1210 0 4:L 17:
16 Young, Jack VIC 1165 0 5:L 13:
17 Wills, Steven L VIC 1002 0 7:L 15:
18 Chong, Reginald VIC 0 6:L 14:


Round 1 results


No Name Total Result Name Total
1 West, Guy [0] 1:0 Waller, A (Tony) [0]
2 Kloprogge, Ion [0] 0:1 Teo, Kok-Siong [0]
3 Wong, Ngiam Yee [0] 1:0 Cross, Jamie [0]
4 Watson, Jean [0] 0:1 Birchall, Ian [0]
5 Morris, Peter [0] 1:0 Young, Jack [0]
6 Goldsmith, Richard [0] .5:.5 Cook, Jonathan [0]
7 Stones, Douglas [0] 1:0 Wills, Steven L [0]
8 Chong, Reginald [0] 0:1 Lacey, David [0]
9 Yung, Jamie [0] .5:.5 BYE
10 Yung, Pearl [0] .5:.5 BYE


Provisional Round 2 pairings


No Name Total Result Name Total
1 Birchall, Ian [1] : West, Guy [1]
2 Teo, Kok-Siong [1] : Morris, Peter [1]
3 Lacey, David [1] : Wong, Ngiam Yee [1]
4 Cook, Jonathan [.5] : Stones, Douglas [1]
5 Yung, Jamie [.5] : Yung, Pearl [.5]
6 Waller, A (Tony) [0] : Goldsmith, Richard [.5]
7 Young, Jack [0] : Kloprogge, Ion [0]
8 Cross, Jamie [0] : Chong, Reginald [0]
9 Wills, Steven L [0] : Watson, Jean [0]

Spiny Norman
03-08-2008, 08:15 AM
Watto, Dougy ... fyi, I've started a separate Croydon Open thread for posting results, interesting games, etc.