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billross
15-06-2008, 06:19 PM
Coffs Harbour Chess Club

presents


5th Coffs Harbour Open


an Australian Grand Prix Category 3 Event




First prize $800







July 19th - 20th 2008


Director of Play: Charles Zworestine

Assistant DOP: John Maddix



Coffs Harbour Catholic Club

http://coffsharbourcatholicclub.com.au/

61a West High Street

Coffs Harbour





Timetable


Saturday 19th July


Registration 8.30 am

Entries close 9.00 am

Round 1 9.30 am (followed by lunch)

Round 2 12.30 pm

Round 3 3.00 pm

Round 4 5.30 pm


Sunday 20th July


Round 5 8.30 am sharp

Round 6 11.00 am (followed by lunch)

Round 7 1.45 pm




Presentations will be made at a barbecue (free) immediately following close of play.


Rate of play

60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start.



The SwissPerfect pairing option (Barred Pairings) will be used to reduce the chance of players from one club being paired against club mates in the early rounds. Discretion of DOP will apply.






Prize Fund (confirmed)


(Players are eligible for only one cash prize) Prizes will be shared in the event of a tie


First $800

Second $600

Third $400

Fourth $200


Rating Division Prizes (x3)

First $200

Second $100

The Rating Divisions will be determined by dividing the players into groups of at least 10 players. Unrated players will be placed in Rating Divisions by the DOP based on their results in the first three rounds




Entry Fees (confirmed)

Adults $60

Junior (U18) $40

Cadets (U14) $20

GMs and IMs free entry

Late entry fee of $10 for entries received after Friday 9th November


Entry fees have been reduced this year and include free barbecue at the close of play on Sunday.



Previous Winners




2004 GM Dejan Antic


2005 IM Gary Lane


2006 IM George Xie

2007 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi



Equipment and bookstall supplied by

Australian Chess Enterprises






For further information phone: John Maddix (02 66535113)

http://www.coffsharbourchessclub.websyte.com.au/site.cfm?/coffsharbourchessclub/1/







Entry Form

Name…………………………………

Address……………………………....

……………………………..

Postcode………..

Phone………………..Rating………

Email………………………………….

Date of Birth (Juniors)………………………............

Club.............................................. ...............................

I agree to abide by the decisions of the Director of Play. I enclose an entry fee of $............. (cheques payable to Coffs Harbour Chess Club).

Signature………………………………

Entry fees

Adults $60

Juniors (under 18) $40

Cadets (under 14) $20


Late entry fee of $10 for entries received after Friday 18th July

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Coffs Harbour Chess Club

c/o 90 Faviell Drive

Bonville NSW 2441

Brian_Jones
21-06-2008, 11:37 AM
Is GM Zong Yuan Zhao planning to play at Coffs Harbour?

billross
22-06-2008, 07:45 AM
I believe he is Brian. The problem in previous years, when the tournamnet was held in November, was the clash with university exams. Not a problem this year with the new July date!

Bill

billross
05-07-2008, 03:57 PM
I am meeting someone on this flight, gets in in plenty of time for start of tournament. Let me know if anyone else would like a lift

Bill

Trent Parker
07-07-2008, 08:34 AM
DJ1161

Yes please Bill!

Looks like i'm planning on getting this flight.

Will confirm when I puchase the ticket.

billross
07-07-2008, 07:38 PM
DJ1161

Yes please Bill!

Looks like i'm planning on getting this flight.

Will confirm when I puchase the ticket.

Excellent Trent, see you then
Bill

Brian_Jones
10-07-2008, 11:33 AM
G'day Bill. Are there many coming down from Queensland?

billross
10-07-2008, 12:15 PM
G'day Bill. Are there many coming down from Queensland?
Graeme Gardiner has organised a package - so at least a bus load. We probably won't know the exact numbers till next week. 3-4 from Laurieton are coming and also a bunch of Coffs juniors - first tournamnet for many of them
Bill

Garvinator
10-07-2008, 12:16 PM
G'day Bill. Are there many coming down from Queensland?
Nope, no passports issued :P

Trent Parker
16-07-2008, 07:35 AM
Flight Confirmed and paid for!

Who else might be flying on that flight Bill?

billross
16-07-2008, 06:06 PM
Flight Confirmed and paid for!

Who else might be flying on that flight Bill?
I'm meeting my daughter - who is not playing in the comp. A very recent GM may be on that flight -but I don't know of any others at this point.

Bill

Ivanchuk_Fan
19-07-2008, 02:44 PM
Hello, does anyone know:

a) Who is playing in the Coffs Harbour weekender?

b) Results from Day 1?

Regards,

Ivanchuk_Fan

Garvinator
19-07-2008, 05:30 PM
a) Who is playing in the Coffs Harbour weekender?
Chess players I assume

b) Results from Day 1?Some players won, some lost and a few draw.

I think it is highly unlikely that there will be any results till late tonight at the earliest as play does not finish till 7:30pm approx.

billross
20-07-2008, 07:40 PM
1st Zhong Yuan Zhoa 7/7
2nd Jonas Muller

38 players

Phil Bourke
22-07-2008, 03:10 AM
Any chance of a crosstable?

billross
22-07-2008, 06:20 AM
Any chance of a crosstable?
Sorry, took my eye off the ball at the end of play and forgot to get this off Charles Z. Here is his report though

Fifth Coffs Harbour Open: 2 Down, 38 To Go…

by DOP Charles Zworestine

It was sad: a change of date was supposed to bring more players, not less! Yet when the final numbers were confirmed, it was two down on last year’s 40… Still, 38 players did make the fifth Coffs Harbour Open the largest of all the NSW country events; and they were thrilled to welcome back their prodigal son, the relatively recently crowned GM Zong-Yuan Zhao. He was the beneficiary of a lovely presentation at the start of the event, befitting the social nature of a tournament that always features a very nice BBQ at the end. Mind you, he was always likely to be challenged: not only by IM Stephen Solomon (the Australian Champion), but also by FM Brian Jones (who upset him here in 2005), and those ever dangerous Gold Coast juniors (headed by Gene Nakauchi). The standard one hour plus 10 seconds per move Fischer time limit made things even more dangerous; like last year, we were in for some fun right from the start…

Round 1 featured even more upsets than usual, although the top four seeds (Zhao, Solomon, Gene Nakauchi and Brian Jones) all won fairly comfortably. But fifth seed Sam Grigg did not, as he was stunned by rapidly improving local Sam Brown! Brown’s active pieces won him a key pawn, and with Grigg in time pressure this was always going to be a problem; Brown blundered back the pawn trying to blitz, but in a double edged position ended up winning on time. Another upset occurred on the next board, as sixth seed Alan Tankel was lucky to draw with Robbie Peck when tactics won the latter a pawn; if he had played on a bit he would have seen he had virtually a forced win… Other upsets were scored as usual by juniors: Alex Miles won material to beat a rusty Edward Zhao (Zong-Yuan’s father!), and Daniel Lapitan did likewise to Matthew Stevens.

The top four seeds kept winning in Round 2, although Stephen Solomon made hardest work of it against Milorad Lukic; but in the end his two pieces triumphed over his opponent’s rook and pawns. Rated just 985, it was little Daniel Lapitan who pulled off the biggest upset, beating Richard Eccles (1642) after a topsy turvy game where both players had the advantage at different times, but Richard ended up losing a rook to tactics in time pressure. Alex Stahnke was lucky to draw his game with unrated local Neil Riding, who chose to win the exchange rather than open lines to splatter the enemy king – thus walking right into a forced perpetual check! Alan Tankel, on the other hand, gave his opponent Alf Klinkby too much play for his extra exchange, and in the end had to settle for a draw by repetition. Meanwhile the juniors were at it again: Robbie Peck upset Edward Zhao, while Matthew Stevens walked into a mate to lose to Martin Jack.

Fighting chess was definitely being played in this event, as there was not even a single draw in Round 3… The top four seeds still all won: Zhao beat Alkin convincingly, as did Solo by attacking Jonas Muller to death as White. Gene was also a fairly comfortable winner against John Marsden, but BJ had to struggle a lot more in an unbalanced position with the players castled on opposite sides before his attack won a piece to beat Daniel Lapitan. Alex Stahnke won a piece to a bishop fork to upset Alan Tankel; he was joined on 2.5/3 by Robbie Peck, who won a knight ending a pawn ahead to defeat Neil Riding. Upsets this round were scored by adults for once: Sam Brown over David Mearns, and Alf Klinkby against Matthew Stevens.

In the last game to finish, Zong-Yuan convincingly beat Gene in Round 4; superior activity and a powerful passed pawn saw him clean up, winning a piece in the end. This catapulted him to 4/4, sharing the lead with Solo after the latter beat Brian Jones. BJ, a pawn up after a better opening, joined a large club of players who have been “Soloed”: fighting as ever, Solo got counterplay with a potent a3-pawn to end up triumphant. Alex Stahnke defeated Robbie Peck on Board 3 to reach 3.5/4, in spite of blundering his queen for two minor pieces; as the activity of his pieces compensated, they got in and ended up mating! Sam Grigg recovered to 3/4 with a “chainsaw massacre” (his words) of Lukic from a good French Defence as Black. Sam Brown and Daniel Lapitan continued their good runs: Sam upset John Alkin, while Daniel drew with Ken Creech.


Everyone was expecting a thriller between the top two seeds on Sunday morning; and Solo and Zong-Yuan did not let them down... From a locked position that looked hard to break through, suddenly Yuan sacrificed a piece; and a fascinating game ensued, where neither player seemed willing to capture the enemy piece! With pieces left en prise for many moves, it was a hard position to calculate; and sadly for Solo he lost on time in a probably lost position while trying to do so (see game below). Meanwhile BJ ground down Alex Stahnke positionally in an ending to reach 4/5, where he was joined by Gene and Sam Grigg who were much more tactical in beating Sam Brown and Richard Eccles respectively. Gene got the better of a forced capturing sequence, while Sam Grigg forced through a mating attack in a miniature. Jonas Muller was also on 4/5 after beating Neil Riding. Upsets were scored by Martin Jack over Edward Zhao, Alex Miles against Bill Ross, Robbie Peck’s queen against Lukic’s rook and minor pieces and Daniel Lapitan over Trent Parker; the latter two thereby joined Alex Stahnke still in contention on 3.5/5.

Solomon, S (2441) - Zhao, Z (2591), 2008 Coffs Harbour Open Round 5, Board 1 20/7/2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0–0 6.Nf3 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Nd3 f5 11.f3 Rf7 12.Bd2 f4 13.g4 Bf6 14.b4 h5 15.h3 Rh7 16.Kg2 Kg7 17.a4 Bh4 18.Be1 Ng8 19.Rh1 Nh6 20.a5 Nf7 21.c5 Bxe1 22.Qxe1 Nf6 23.Nf2 Bd7 24.a6 b6 25.c6 Be8 26.Nd3 Ng5 27.Qf2 Bf7 28.h4 Nxf3 29.g5 Nd4 30.Nxf4 Ng4 31.Bxg4 hxg4 32.Kg3 exf4+ 33.Kxg4 Qc8+ 34.Kxf4 Nf5 35.h5 Qe8 36.h6+ Kg8 37.Kg4 Qe5 38.Rac1 Bxd5 39.exf5 gxf5+ 40.Kh5 Bxh1 and White lost on time just before playing Ne2 0–1

Zong-Yuan reached 6/6 by scoring a crushing attack on the king to beat Sam Grigg in Round 6, thus guaranteeing himself at least equal first. But the player still on 5/6 who could catch him was a surprise, as Gene Nakauchi did not fall for any of Solo’s usual tricks! Having achieved a vastly superior position a pawn ahead, Gene went on to win another pawn and calmly close out their ending. Hotly pursuing him were three players on 4.5/6, after Brian Jones’ exchange sacrifice achieved only a perpetual check against Jonas Muller and Alex Stahnke refuted an unsound Daniel Lapitan trick to beat him. The usual upsets occurred on the next few boards, as Robbie Peck drew with Marsden, Buciu won a piece to beat Tankel and Gary Losh defeated Richard Eccles. Upsets also happened lower down, as blind star Alex Momot stunned Edward Zhao and Mary Wilkie won the prize for the cutest stalemate trick in her draw with Axel Stahnke!

History was created when Zhao became the first player to win the event with a perfect score, his win against Brian Jones coming after the latter sacrificed a piece for an attack which failed. The real excitement was on Board 2, where Jonas Muller played a top game to win the exchange and eventually upset Gene Nakauchi (see game below). So outright second for Jonas on 5.5/7, with Solo, Gene and Sam Grigg sharing third on 5/7 after Solo ground down Alex Stahnke, and Sam got another crushing attack through to beat Aurel-John Buciu. Alex had to be content with equal first Under 1650 with Ken Creech, who drew with Robbie Peck; Robbie shared first Under 1500 with Gary Losh, who drew with John Marsden. Phil Patterson’s upset win over Bill Ross earnt him outright first Under 1200, with a four-way tie for second only being joined by Martin Jack after he upset Axel Stahnke in a lengthy queen and pawn ending a pawn up.

Muller, J (1679) - Nakauchi, G (2020), 2008 Coffs Harbour Open Round 7, Board 2 20/7/08
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Nc3 b5 8.0–0 Qc7 9.f4 d6 10.Qe2 Nd7 11.Bd2 Ngf6 12.Rae1 Bb7 13.Kh1 Rc8 14.e5 Nd5 15.Nd4 Nc5 16.Qg4 g6 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Qd7 19.f5 gxf5 20.Nxf5 dxe5 21.Ng7+ Kd8 22.Ba5+ Rc7 23.Bxc7+ Kxc7 24.Bxd5 exd5 25.Qxd7+ Kxd7 26.Rxe5 and White eventually won 1–0

Prize List: 1st GM Zong-Yuan Zhao 7/7; 2nd Jonas Muller 5.5; = 3rd IM Stephen Solomon, FM Gene Nakauchi, Sam Grigg 5; = 1st Under 1650 Ken Creech, Alex Stahnke 4.5; = 1st Under 1500 Gary Losh, Robbie Peck 4.5; 1st Under 1200 Phil Patterson 4; = 2nd Under 1200 Martin Jack, Daniel Lapitan, Alex Miles, Mary Wilkie 3.5.

Bill Gletsos
23-07-2008, 12:41 AM
No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2591 7 33:W 9:W 13:W 4:W 3:W 5:W 6:W
2 Muller, Jonas QLD 1679 5.5 27:W 24:W 3:L 12:W 25:W 6:D 4:W
3 Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2441 5 30:W 16:W 2:W 6:W 1:L 4:L 7:W
4 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2020 5 31:W 15:W 11:W 1:L 24:W 3:W 2:L
5 Grigg, Sam QLD 1783 5 24:L 36:W 10:W 16:W 14:W 1:L 12:W
6 Jones, Brian A NSW 2003 4.5 32:W 12:W 19:W 3:L 7:W 2:D 1:L
7 Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1605 4.5 38:W 25:D 17:W 8:W 6:L 19:W 3:L
8 Peck, Robbie QLD 1220 4.5 17:D 35:W 25:W 7:L 16:W 11:D 9:D
9 Creech, Ken E NSW 1586 4.5 23:W 1:L 22:W 19:D 11:D 20:W 8:D
10 Losh, Gary NSW 1483 4.5 37:W 13:L 5:L 27:W 29:W 14:W 11:D
11 Marsden, John A NSW 1703 4 22:W 20:W 4:L 15:D 9:D 8:D 10:D
12 Buciu, Aurel-John QLD 1502 4 18:W 6:L 20:W 2:L 22:W 17:W 5:L
13 Alkin, John QLD 1681 4 36:W 10:W 1:L 24:L 26:D 25:W 15:D
14 Eccles, Richard NSW 1642 4 26:W 19:L 33:W 29:W 5:L 10:L 24:W
15 Parker, Trent NSW 1538 4 34:W 4:L 23:W 11:D 19:L 24:W 13:D
16 Lukic, Milorad NSW 1575 4 29:W 3:L 31:W 5:L 8:L 34:W 26:W
17 Tankel, Alan NSW 1731 4 8:D 32:D 7:L 23:W 18:W 12:L 19:W
18 Patterson, Phil NSW 926 4 12:L 29:L 38:W 30:W 17:L 32:W 31:W
19 Lapitan, Daniel QLD 985 3.5 28:W 14:W 6:L 9:D 15:W 7:L 17:L
20 Miles, Alex QLD 1105 3.5 35:W 11:L 12:L 33:W 31:W 9:L 21:D
21 Mearns, David NSW 1527 3.5 25:L 38:W 24:L 31:D 32:W 26:D 20:D
22 Wilkie, Mary E NSW 1177 3.5 11:L 37:W 9:L 35:W 12:L 29:D 30:W
23 Jack, Martin QLD 1044 3.5 9:L 28:W 15:L 17:L 35:W 30:D 29:W
24 Brown, Sam NSW 1271 3 5:W 2:L 21:W 13:W 4:L 15:L 14:L
25 Riding, Neil NSW 1500 3 21:W 7:D 8:L 32:W 2:L 13:L 33:D
26 Clifford, Rory NSW 1300 3 14:L 31:L 36:W 38:W 13:D 21:D 16:L
27 Momot, Alex NSW 873 3 2:L 30:L 37:W 10:L 28:L 35:W 34:W
28 Stevens, Matthew NSW 1462 3 19:L 23:L 32:L 34:L 27:W 37:W 36:W
29 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1554 2.5 16:L 18:W 30:W 14:L 10:L 22:D 23:L
30 Goodson, Jason NSW 1398 2.5 3:L 27:W 29:L 18:L 33:W 23:D 22:L
31 Ross, Bill NSW 1391 2.5 4:L 26:W 16:L 21:D 20:L 36:W 18:L
32 Klinkby, Alf NSW 1314 2.5 6:L 17:D 28:W 25:L 21:L 18:L 37:W
33 Weltner, Michael NSW 1416 2.5 1:L 34:W 14:L 20:L 30:L 38:W 25:D
34 Parnell, Elijah NSW 1190 2 15:L 33:L 35:L 28:W 36:W 16:L 27:L
35 Zhao, Edward NSW 1586 2 20:L 8:L 34:W 22:L 23:L 27:L 38:W
36 Aylwin, Helen NSW 966 1 13:L 5:L 26:L 37:W 34:L 31:L 28:L
37 Zhao, Eddison NSW 500 1 10:L 22:L 27:L 36:L 38:W 28:L 32:L
38 Hely, Morgan NSW 900 0 7:L 21:L 18:L 26:L 37:L 33:L 35:L

Phil Bourke
23-07-2008, 12:51 AM
Thanks Bill and Bill,
Comprehensive and conclusive. Much appreciated.

Garvinator
23-07-2008, 01:30 AM
Looking at the cross table, I think great credit goes to both Zhao and Solo for playing out their game. They were both 4/4 and had a large rating gap on the rest of the field, so it must have been tempting to shake hands early.

My congrats goes to both players :clap: :clap: :clap:

Basil
23-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Ditto Garvin The Grump.
Jonas Muller, come on down!
Will talk to my good friend John Alkin about the local (ankle biting) lad.
Great report.
Good tourny.
Carry on.

Desmond
23-07-2008, 08:52 AM
Onya Jonas!

Capablanca-Fan
15-08-2008, 12:13 AM
Solomon, S (2441) - Zhao, Z (2591), 2008 Coffs Harbour Open Round 5, Board 1 20/7/2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0–0 6.Nf3 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Nd3 f5 11.f3 Rf7 12.Bd2 f4 13.g4 Bf6 14.b4 h5 15.h3 Rh7 16.Kg2 Kg7 17.a4 Bh4 18.Be1 Ng8 19.Rh1 Nh6 20.a5 Nf7 21.c5 Bxe1 22.Qxe1 Nf6 23.Nf2 Bd7 24.a6 b6 25.c6 Be8 26.Nd3 Ng5 27.Qf2 Bf7 28.h4 Nxf3 29.g5 Nd4 30.Nxf4 Ng4 31.Bxg4 hxg4 32.Kg3 exf4+ 33.Kxg4 Qc8+ 34.Kxf4 Nf5 35.h5 Qe8 36.h6+ Kg8 37.Kg4 Qe5 38.Rac1 Bxd5 39.exf5 gxf5+ 40.Kh5 Bxh1 and White lost on time just before playing Ne2 0–1

Muller, J (1679) - Nakauchi, G (2020), 2008 Coffs Harbour Open Round 7, Board 2 20/7/08
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Nc3 b5 8.0–0 Qc7 9.f4 d6 10.Qe2 Nd7 11.Bd2 Ngf6 12.Rae1 Bb7 13.Kh1 Rc8 14.e5 Nd5 15.Nd4 Nc5 16.Qg4 g6 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Qd7 19.f5 gxf5 20.Nxf5 dxe5 21.Ng7+ Kd8 22.Ba5+ Rc7 23.Bxc7+ Kxc7 24.Bxd5 exd5 25.Qxd7+ Kxd7 26.Rxe5 and White eventually won 1–0

Capablanca-Fan
15-08-2008, 12:19 AM
Onya Jonas!
Indeed: he told me last night that he came 2nd ahead of Solo, so I ws curious to check out the thread.