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Ian Rout
17-07-2008, 06:28 PM
I was looking round for information about Elwood but couldn't find anything. Is any basic information available, in particular venue and time of first and last rounds (I note it is scheduled over five days, does this mean it is a nine-rounder at two per day similar to Doeberl/SIO)? I'm asking as I may be able to be in the area around that time but being Melbourne Cup weekend it will need a bit of advance planning.

eclectic
17-07-2008, 06:34 PM
Either Igor Goldenberg or Barbaros Kara (ElwoodBendigo) would be good initial contact points re what is happening for the event this year

Elwood Bendigo
17-07-2008, 07:29 PM
We have started to organise for this year- as usual, things are left quite late-
we hope to run it over 9 rounds- back soon with more.....

Igor_Goldenberg
18-07-2008, 12:05 PM
Anyone interested in being a DOP please contact me

Ninja
19-08-2008, 08:01 PM
Any chance of a schedule being made available ?

EBT
01-09-2008, 09:05 PM
We have started to organise for this year- as usual, things are left quite late-
we hope to run it over 9 rounds- back soon with more.....
A friend from interstate was enquiring about this event as he wants to make travel arrangements as early as possible to take advantage of early bird discounts.

Can someone please provide some update? At least with schedule of games, number of rounds, etc?

Ninja
01-09-2008, 09:39 PM
A friend from interstate was enquiring about this event as he wants to make travel arrangements as early as possible to take advantage of early bird discounts.

Can someone please provide some update? At least with schedule of games, number of rounds, etc?
I think they must have decided to cancel it this year as there doesn't seem to be any info available at all.:hmm: :hmm:

EBT
01-09-2008, 09:58 PM
I think they must have decided to cancel it this year as there doesn't seem to be any info available at all.:hmm: :hmm:
Let's hope not. They were fairly late to start last year as well, but it would be good if the organisers can at least provide some preliminary information.

MichaelBaron
01-09-2008, 11:22 PM
I am pretty sure the tournament is on!

Ninja
01-09-2008, 11:52 PM
I am pretty sure the tournament is on!
What makes you think that ?
I would have thought the inability to even get the dates confirmed this close to the event would indicate otherwise...

MichaelBaron
02-09-2008, 02:31 AM
What makes you think that ?
I would have thought the inability to even get the dates confirmed this close to the event would indicate otherwise...

My secret sources are telling me so :)

Ninja
02-09-2008, 09:53 AM
My secret sources are telling me so :)
So do your secret sources supply any other info such as dates/length of the tournament etc.
It it 3 days, 4 days or 5 ??
Are there games on Friday/Monday...
All questions that would seem reasonable if the organisers actually expect anyone to show up..

Garvinator
02-09-2008, 12:05 PM
All questions that would seem reasonable if the organisers actually expect anyone to show up..
I think you mean interstate players. Most Melbourne players do not require much notice to be able to play.

MichaelBaron
02-09-2008, 12:08 PM
So do your secret sources supply any other info such as dates/length of the tournament etc.
It it 3 days, 4 days or 5 ??
Are there games on Friday/Monday...
All questions that would seem reasonable if the organisers actually expect anyone to show up..

My secret sources advise me...to wait for their official announcement:lol:

Ian Rout
02-09-2008, 03:26 PM
My secret sources advise me...to wait for their official announcement:lol:
Any chance of a sneak preview? I'm looking at doing a round trip taking in Burnie on the previous weekend and then home via Elwood, and I'll have to make some definite arrangements shortly.

MichaelBaron
03-09-2008, 03:21 PM
Any chance of a sneak preview? I'm looking at doing a round trip taking in Burnie on the previous weekend and then home via Elwood, and I'll have to make some definite arrangements shortly.

I believe Igor Goldenberg and Elwood Bendigo are the people you can contact for detailed information.

Ian Rout
03-09-2008, 04:31 PM
I believe Igor Goldenberg and Elwood Bendigo are the people you can contact for detailed information.
Good, I have PMed these two gentlemen.

Ninja
03-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Good, I have PMed these two gentlemen.
I wonder if they will share??:whistle:

Dougy
05-09-2008, 11:59 AM
This is my favourite weekender of the year. I've been to it three years in a row - hopefully I can make it four this year. How long has it been running anyway?

If you lose your game, go and have fish and chips on the beach and wait for the next round - makes you feel so much better. (:

MichaelBaron
05-09-2008, 01:57 PM
This is my favourite weekender of the year. I've been to it three years in a row - hopefully I can make it four this year. How long has it been running anyway?

If you lose your game, go and have fish and chips on the beach and wait for the next round - makes you feel so much better. (:

It has been running as a "5 star weekender" for 3 years i believe.

However, some years ago there were smaller weekend events run by the Elwood chess club. I can recall winning Elwood weekender around 10 years ago (or was it 12) ahead of Chapman, Rujevic and Solo.

eclectic
05-09-2008, 05:41 PM
is that english olive grower from greece planning to attend?

:hmm:

Dougy
05-09-2008, 06:17 PM
Oh! Thanks for the reply. Usually the major tournaments have been around quite a while. I don't know that much about the history of chess in Australia, which is a bit of a shame. I'm quite new to the scene - been playing about 4 years now.

Hopefully I'll see you at the tourney MB. (:

ER
06-09-2008, 05:54 PM
Dougy, forget about St Kilda beaches, sceneries, fish and chips, and go there show them!
It's your time to win something really big! Go and do it son!
Cheers and good luck!

ER
06-09-2008, 05:56 PM
is that english olive grower from greece planning to attend?

:hmm:

lol I dont know i will ask him!
CAGLES

PS make that "olives" up the heading plz :P

Dougy
06-09-2008, 07:52 PM
Dougy, forget about St Kilda beaches, sceneries, fish and chips, and go there show them!
It's your time to win something really big! Go and do it son!
Cheers and good luck!

Hahaha! Good idea (: I could use the prize money. I remember Zhigen Lin's spectacle! That was something.

Axiom
06-09-2008, 08:29 PM
is that english olive grower from greece planning to attend?

:hmm:
.. to cut a long story short.

ER
07-09-2008, 10:14 PM
.. to cut a long story short.

hmm that's rather cryptic! :)

eclectic
07-09-2008, 10:17 PM
hmm that's rather cryptic! :)

not really, is it Ax? ;)

Dougy
14-09-2008, 10:08 AM
Any news?

Elwood Bendigo
15-09-2008, 03:31 PM
The Elwood 2008 Open

will be run over four days ( 7 rounds) between 1-4th of November
Because of the courtesy of the Victorian chess association and the Box Hill chess club, and the help of IM Leonid Sandler, the tournament will be played this year at the box hill chess club-

Details of the rounds will be posted tomorrow night-
Any questions please call me on 0401572549

Regards Barboros kara

Dougy
15-09-2008, 04:38 PM
Thanks Barboros! Sign me up.

- Douglas Stones

Elwood Bendigo
15-09-2008, 10:07 PM
I have started the " official Elwood 2008" thread

MichaelBaron
16-09-2008, 01:44 AM
The Elwood 2008 Open
the tournament will be played this year at the box hill chess club-

Details of the rounds will be posted tomorrow night-
Any questions please call me on 0401572549

Regards Barboros kara


Elwood Open is to be played in Box Hill...It is a bit like having Australian Open held in NZ :)

Igor_Goldenberg
16-09-2008, 02:00 PM
Anyone interested please contact Igor Goldenberg 0417519733, IgorGoldenberg@bluebottle.com.

Igor_Goldenberg
16-09-2008, 02:03 PM
2 rounds on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, 1 round Monday night.
Exact time (and other information) will be published in a day or two.

Igor_Goldenberg
16-09-2008, 02:03 PM
Prizes and entry fee similar to last year

Metro
16-09-2008, 06:03 PM
Elwood Open is to be played in Box Hill...It is a bit like having Australian Open held in NZ :)
How about renaming it Elwood Bendigo Bank Box Hill Open? ;) Just kidding ,Barboros.
Incidentally,I wonder if Olympiad players will be able to play before flying to Dresden?

Solo
16-09-2008, 10:28 PM
Yes I am certainly intending to play. In fact I booked my flights about a month ago, arriving in Melbourne Fri arvo and spending 10 days in Melbourne and flying to Dresden from there. Looking forward to the tournament and I will be able to stay for the prizegiving at last!

Metro
16-09-2008, 10:45 PM
Yes I am certainly intending to play. In fact I booked my flights about a month ago, arriving in Melbourne Fri arvo and spending 10 days in Melbourne and flying to Dresden from there. Looking forward to the tournament and I will be able to stay for the prizegiving at last!

Fantastic news!:clap: I will have to introduce myself at last.Actually,I said hello at the 2006 tournament at Elwood Primary School.You asked me if the draw was up.Remember?

Solo
17-09-2008, 05:26 PM
Sorry hit the sack straight after that post last night. I don't remember but I remember making a protest about the last round draw which was then changed! Then I couldn't beat Zhigen Lin and he won outright! I hope he will play again soon:)

Metro
18-09-2008, 06:41 PM
Sorry hit the sack straight after that post last night. I don't remember but I remember making a protest about the last round draw which was then changed! Then I couldn't beat Zhigen Lin and he won outright! I hope he will play again soon:)
What a tournament it was for Zhigen,coming outright 1st at 13? years of age.He was able to defeat West,Rucevic and Sales.I remember his mother being very excited when on the 'phone.

Elwood Bendigo
23-09-2008, 10:30 PM
Elwood Bendigo Open 2008

1. The rate of play is 90 mins + 30 seconds per move
2. Players who wish to take one half-point bye may do so, provided they give adequate notice
3. The Elwood Bendigo Bank chess championships is part of Myer Tan GRAND PRIX and is a category 5 event.


Saturday November 1st:
round 1 - 12pm
round 2 - 5pm

Sunday November 2nd:

round 3 - 11am
round 4 - 4pm

Monday November 3rd:
round 5 - 7pm

Tuesday November 4th:

round 6 - 11am
round 7 - 4pm
Closing ceremony - 8pm


Prizes
Open to all
1st $2,200.00
2nd $1,100.00
3rd $600.00
4th $300.00
5th $200.00

rating prizes and age schievemnt prizes will be listed shortly on the website-when it get fully updated

Payment of Prizes

All prizes (apart from books and vouchers) are paid as Elwood Bendigo Bank accounts

Metro
23-09-2008, 10:50 PM
Elwood Bendigo Open 2008


I would like to suggest title be:


Elwood-Bendigo Bank Championship 2008

shelldrake
24-09-2008, 08:25 AM
I would like to suggest title be:


Elwood-Bendigo Bank Championship 2008

Agreed. When I first saw the title I was under the impression this was to be played in Bendigo, not realizing it was sponsored by Bendigo bank.

Igor_Goldenberg
24-09-2008, 11:38 AM
Agreed. When I first saw the title I was under the impression this was to be played in Bendigo, not realizing it was sponsored by Bendigo bank.
Elwood branch of Bendigo bank sponsors Elwood Chess Club tournament run in Box Hill chess club located in Campberwell. Looks self-explanatory to me:D

WhiteElephant
24-09-2008, 12:39 PM
I know it's already been done but was there a problem with the previous venue?

For me, one of the major attractions of playing at Elwood was the venue - close to my home, beautiful area, can go for a walk along the beach between games. Not trying to be critical as I am guessing the change of venue was due to an issue with the Town Hall and was unavoidable?

Igor_Goldenberg
24-09-2008, 01:07 PM
I know it's already been done but was there a problem with the previous venue?

For me, one of the major attractions of playing at Elwood was the venue - close to my home, beautiful area, can go for a walk along the beach between games. Not trying to be critical as I am guessing the change of venue was due to an issue with the Town Hall and was unavoidable?

Yes. School wasn't available either.

WhiteElephant
24-09-2008, 01:10 PM
Yes. School wasn't available either.

Yes I heard about the school.

Elwood Bendigo
29-09-2008, 04:32 PM
Thanks Met-

You are absolutely right

it is the "Elwood Bendigo Bank Chess championships 08"




I would like to suggest title be:


Elwood-Bendigo Bank Championship 2008

Elwood Bendigo
29-09-2008, 04:34 PM
The syrian olympic team has asked for an invitationto this years tournament

eclectic
29-09-2008, 04:37 PM
wrong!

i think ...

shouldn't it be the

elwood (but being played at canterbury) adelaide-bendigo bank chess championship 2008

?

maybe that merger didn't go through after all :hmm:

:P

Elwood Bendigo
29-09-2008, 04:38 PM
The Championships are now on the FIDE calender-

Elwood Bendigo
02-10-2008, 12:14 PM
IA- Charles Zworestine will be the official arbiter for the 08 tournament
IA Garry Bekker will assist

Id like to thanks Charles for his continued support- and it is truly of great value to have someone of his experience supporting the event-

Also Like to thank Garry Bekker for his continued support-Garry has been with us for the last 3 years, not only helping us with the arbitering, but the behind the scens work such as setting up the DGT;s, emailing players with invitations, and transferring his knowlege to the organisers-

Garry will be leaving the event after Sunday, as he will flying to Dresden for the Olmpiad-

Elwood Bendigo
02-10-2008, 01:35 PM
The tournament site has been updates, and you can now enter online-the hardcopy entry form will be updated ASAP

www.global1t.com/chess

WhiteElephant
02-10-2008, 04:48 PM
I have received a promotional email & flyer from Barboros which has the venue as St Kilda Town Hall. Is that an error or is it at the Town Hall after all?

Elwood Bendigo
02-10-2008, 07:32 PM
yep, a big stuff up at my end- Box hill is the venue-I will be able to send the correction on Monday

Davidflude
02-10-2008, 10:07 PM
I received details today.

This looks to be a ripper tournament. Category 5 Grand Prix, Fide rated, wow.

I shall talk to Trevor about various things to help make sure that the tournaments runs smoothly.

Elwood Bendigo
03-10-2008, 05:29 PM
1138

Dougy
03-10-2008, 07:11 PM
Keep up the good work (:. One question: are the "under 2000" and "under 1600" categories based on FIDE or ACF ratings?

Igor_Goldenberg
03-10-2008, 08:51 PM
Keep up the good work (:. One question: are the "under 2000" and "under 1600" categories based on FIDE or ACF ratings?

ACF

Dougy
03-10-2008, 09:18 PM
ACF

Thanks Igor. (:

Metro
04-10-2008, 11:50 PM
This is my favourite weekender of the year. I've been to it three years in a row - hopefully I can make it four this year. How long has it been running anyway?


First event held in 2005 and won jointly by I.Goldenberg,D.Smerdon and Hendrik Tabatt,a German visitor.
2006 won by Zhigen Lin.
2007 won by D.Johansen.

MichaelBaron
05-10-2008, 09:27 AM
First event held in 2005 and won jointly by I.Goldenberg,D.Smerdon and Hendrik Tabatt,a German visitor.
2006 won by Zhigen Lin.
2007 won by D.Johansen.

What did i win back in 1995 then? :). I think the big difference starting from 2005 is that prize-money and status of the tournament has increased. However, Elwood weekenders have been held (probably with a short break in the late 1990's) for some years now.

Dougy
05-10-2008, 11:08 AM
First event held in 2005 and won jointly by I.Goldenberg,D.Smerdon and Hendrik Tabatt,a German visitor.

Memories...

[Event "Melbourne Cup Weekender"]
[Site "Elwood Primary School"]
[Date "2005.10.29"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Stones, Douglas"]
[Black "Tabatt, Hendrik"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E12"]
[WhiteElo "1641"]
[BlackElo "2157"]
[PlyCount "106"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bg5 Bb7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 Bb4+ 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Be2 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. O-O Nbd7 11. a3 Bd6 12. b4 a6 13. Nb3 Bc6 14. Qc2 Ba4 15. Qb2 Re8 16. Rac1 Qc8 17. Bg3 Ne4 18. Bxd6 Nxd6 19. Nfd2 Bb5 20. Rfe1 Qb7 21. Bf3 Nf6 22. Rc3 c6 23. Rec1 Qd7 24. Qc2 Rac8 25. Qd1 Bc4 26. Nxc4 dxc4 27. Nd2 b5 28. a4 Nd5 29. Bxd5 cxd5 30. Qf3 Ne4 31. Nxe4 Rxe4 32. axb5 Qxb5 33. Qf5 Rce8 34. Ra1 Qxb4 35. Rca3 Rxd4 36. Rxa6 Rd2 37. Ra8 Qe7 38. Kf1 g6 39. Rxe8+ Qxe8 40. Qf6 d4 41. Qf3 dxe3 42. fxe3 c3 43. Ra8 Rd8 44. Rxd8 Qxd8 45. Qc6 Qd3+ 46. Kf2 c2 47. Qe8+ Kg7 48. Qe5+ Kh7 49. Qc7 Kg7 50. Qe5+ Kf8 51. Qb8+ Ke7 52. Qc7+ Kf6 53. Qf4+ Qf5 0-1

Davidflude
05-10-2008, 11:16 AM
As everyone who has logged into http://www.global1t.com/chess/ should have noticed the Elwood weekender is being held in Box Hill this year under the auspices of Chess Victoria. Take a look at the on-line map and satellite picture. That is medium cool.

Getting to the venue by public transport from the city is really easy. Catch a train on the Belgrave/Lillydale line and alight at Canterbury Station. (Just make sure that the train is not running express to Box Hill.)

Car parking is good.

Close to the station is the upmarket Maling Road shopping centre. Box Hill shopping centre with a lost of asian food outlets is a few minutes drive in one direction. Camberwell with Sophia's italian pizza house and a pub with very good meals is a few minutes drive in the other direction.

Metro
05-10-2008, 02:21 PM
What did i win back in 1995 then? :). I think the big difference starting from 2005 is that prize-money and status of the tournament has increased. However, Elwood weekenders have been held (probably with a short break in the late 1990's) for some years now.
It may have been Xmas Swiss in December.I recall the 1999 Xmas Swiss at Elwood in which Rogers,Gluzman,Depasquale,Sandler and yourself played.

Metro
05-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Memories...

[Event "Melbourne Cup Weekender"]
[Site "Elwood Primary School"]
[Date "2005.10.29"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Stones, Douglas"]
[Black "Tabatt, Hendrik"]

I recall after the game versus Smerdon,Hendrik rued his fortunes.
He said the position was drawn but having had little sleep he blundered.Still, he managed to defeat Igor Bjelobrk and tie for first place.

MichaelBaron
05-10-2008, 07:19 PM
It may have been Xmas Swiss in December.I recall the 1999 Xmas Swiss at Elwood in which Rogers,Gluzman,Depasquale,Sandler and yourself played.

Christmas Swiss that year was won by Rogers and I finished second.

I am pretty sure it was tournament other than Christmas swiss and around 1996....myself, Rujevic, Chapman and some others were playing...

Elwood Bendigo
06-10-2008, 02:19 PM
There is limited accomodation available at discounted rates for the tournament

Single $95

two bedroom twin share : $99 - ie $49.50 each

These rooms are fully self contained

Location: it is minutes to the train station (Mont Albert), and 3 stops ( 10 mins) to Canterbury station-then a couple of mins walk to the venue
Mont Albert is about 60mins from the airport via public transport

768 Whitehorse Rd
Mont Albert
VIC, 3127
Australia

Ph: 613 9899 5555
Speak to Peter the Manager

Elwood Bendigo
09-10-2008, 10:15 AM
David Smerdon and mr Soloman have confirmed that they will play this years tournament

eclectic
14-10-2008, 11:35 AM
i note with bemusement how elsewhere this event is listed the latest box hill chess club newsletter as

bendigo bank chess championship ... organised by the elwood chess club

ie not listed as the elwood bendigo bank championship

:rolleyes:

i shan't be attending this year;
too many other things on my plate

Davidflude
14-10-2008, 03:56 PM
There is limited accomodation available at discounted rates for the tournament

Single $95

two bedroom twin share : $99 - ie $49.50 each

These rooms are fully self contained

Location: it is minutes to the train station (Mont Albert), and 3 stops ( 10 mins) to Canterbury station-then a couple of mins walk to the venue
Mont Albert is about 60mins from the airport via public transport

768 Whitehorse Rd
Mont Albert
VIC, 3127
Australia

Ph: 613 9899 5555
Speak to Peter the Manager

I stayed at this motel when I had the floors of my house polished. It is O.K.

You can walk back to Box Hill Station and catch the train which is a slightly shorter walk than to Mont Albert Station.

Ninja
14-10-2008, 11:30 PM
I stayed at this motel when I had the floors of my house polished. It is O.K.

You can walk back to Box Hill Station and catch the train which is a slightly shorter walk than to Mont Albert Station.

Only problem will be if you wish to go past Canterbury Station as Box Hill is in zone 2 (which extends as far as Canterbury) however Mont Albert is zone 1 which goes all the way to the city etc so going past Canterbury (if you get on at Box Hill) will double the cost as opposed to getting on at Cantebury. (or thereabouts)

MichaelBaron
14-10-2008, 11:39 PM
Only problem will be if you wish to go past Canterbury Station as Box Hill is in zone 2 (which extends as far as Canterbury) however Mont Albert is zone 1 which goes all the way to the city etc so going past Canterbury (if you get on at Box Hill) will double the cost as opposed to getting on at Cantebury. (or thereabouts)

On saturday and sunday you can buy a "weekend saver" ticket. It will cost you $3 to travel both zones1&2 all day!

Dougy
15-10-2008, 08:19 AM
Really?! On Saturday also?? I'll probably train in, since its so convenient - I better check this out at some point.

Ian Rout
15-10-2008, 08:42 AM
Not sure if it's just me - I'm trying to complete the on-line entry form and it keeps rejecting it and coming back with "Please enter the amount you are paying". I think I've tried every combination with and without a $ sign and with and without decimals. When it does this it also clears the date of birth (which it appears can only be filled in by clicking through the calendar and is compulsory even if you are you are not claiming to be a junior). Am I missing something?

Miranda
15-10-2008, 09:37 AM
hm.. i always thought you can't get a weekend saver metcard... you could only get a Sunday saver!

Elwood Bendigo
15-10-2008, 10:35 AM
Not sure if it's just me - I'm trying to complete the on-line entry form and it keeps rejecting it and coming back with "Please enter the amount you are paying". I think I've tried every combination with and without a $ sign and with and without decimals. When it does this it also clears the date of birth (which it appears can only be filled in by clicking through the calendar and is compulsory even if you are you are not claiming to be a junior). Am I missing something?

Hi ,

WHile this is being looked at, could you enter by giving Chessworld a call and providing details to them

03 9578 6203

Davidflude
15-10-2008, 10:50 AM
Only problem will be if you wish to go past Canterbury Station as Box Hill is in zone 2 (which extends as far as Canterbury) however Mont Albert is zone 1 which goes all the way to the city etc so going past Canterbury (if you get on at Box Hill) will double the cost as opposed to getting on at Cantebury. (or thereabouts)

Map is at http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/maps_stations_stops/metropolitan_trains

So if you are coming from city you only need a zone one ticket to get to venue. A zone two ticket will get you from Box hill to Canterbury but no further.

Seniors should note that you can buy a seniors ticket which gets you the whole network including trams and busses for about $3.00.

If you have a seniors pass you travel for free on the Sunday.

Interstate visitors who have no round on the Monday might try riding the tram all the way to Port Melbourne and back. I did this with visitors from overseas who were very impressed.

Davidflude
15-10-2008, 10:58 AM
[QUOTE=Elwood Bendigo]
Mont Albert is about 60mins from the airport via public transport

You could consider getting an airport bus that runs to Box Hill finishing near the tram terminus. Then you would ride two or three stops back towards the city.

If you travel by taxi you will be asked by the drivers as to whether to us the tollway. This will cost extra but there will be a time saving. I use the alternative route along Bell street but it can become congested in rush hours.

MichaelBaron
15-10-2008, 01:58 PM
hm.. i always thought you can't get a weekend saver metcard... you could only get a Sunday saver!

you can buy a ticket for 5 weekend daily trips for 14.50

Dougy
15-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Re: tickets, the relevant information is here (http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/fares_tickets/metropolitan_fares_and_tickets).

I just discovered my health-care card entitles me to a concession ticket. Bargain.

Elwood Bendigo
20-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Hi All,

PLayers wishing to have half point bye's should contact us prior to the tournament-

I know that there will be a few juniors comming back from OS on the tournament start date, and as such should let us know which rounds they want to have a bye for on the Saturday-

Davidflude
20-10-2008, 09:41 AM
I just sent out our weekly Box Hill Canterbury Junior newsletter which gives details of the tournament. We want our members to play. Some of our juniors have never participated in a really strong tournament before.

One point worth noting is that Trevor Stanning is taking entries for the tournament. This not only makes it easier for our members to enter but also can be used by players in the Victorian Championship when playing at Box Hill.

Dougy
22-10-2008, 10:33 AM
Any chance of an update to the Current List of Players?

Elwood Bendigo
27-10-2008, 10:34 PM
It seems the financial crisis has had effect on the numbers entering the tournament

There are 30 players entered so far, including David Smerson, Stephen Solomon, Rujevic, Leaonid Sandler-

It looks like a good chance for anyone entering to get a prize

Dougy
28-10-2008, 08:49 AM
Wow! Surprising. I'm sure it'll still be a gem.

Watto
28-10-2008, 08:58 AM
It seems the financial crisis has had effect on the numbers entering the tournament

Not sure whether you're serious but I think it's just as likely to be the delays in getting information out, and the fact that it's not in Elwood this year. This is a big weekend to give up for a lot of people. Still, you'll probably get lots of players entering in the next few days! :)

Elwood Bendigo
28-10-2008, 09:48 AM
Not sure whether you're serious but I think it's just as likely to be the delays in getting information out, and the fact that it's not in Elwood this year. This is a big weekend to give up for a lot of people. Still, you'll probably get lots of players entering in the next few days! :)
Just kidding of course

Intersitingly, we promoted this years tournament earlier than any other years- and have the lowest entries at this stage compared to others

WhiteElephant
28-10-2008, 10:33 AM
the fact that it's not in Elwood this year.

This is the reason I am not playing this year. Nothing against Box Hill, their venue is very good but I personally love playing near the beach, going for walks in St Kilda during the breaks, etc. I hope the tournament is a success this year and I might drop in for a look see at some stage.

Garvinator
28-10-2008, 10:35 AM
This is the reason I am not playing this year. Nothing against Box Hill, their venue is very good but I personally love playing near the beach, going for walks in St Kilda during the breaks, etc. I hope the tournament is a success this year and I might drop in for a look see at some stage.
There could also be a bit of Box Hill overload effect as well.

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 09:44 AM
fn ln title ACF FIDE
1 David Smerdon IM 2502 2470
2 Stephen Solomon IM 2431 2470
3 Endre Ambrus 2351 2380
4 Leonid Sandler IM 2219 2357
5 Jesse Sales FM 2295 2330
6 MirKo Rujevic IM 2229 2281
7 David Hacche 2100 2207
8 Pano Skiotis 2156
9 Douglas Stone 1763 2000
10 David Toper 1185 1995
11 Zachary Searle 1994
12 Adrian Flitney 2049 1988
13 Richard Voon 1842 1986
14 Ian Rout 1881 1976
15 Felix Wyss 1711 1969
16 Barboros Kara 1754 1938
17 Angelo Tsagarakis 1800 1933
18 Sam Dalton 1984 1917
19 Sebastien Jule 1674 1895
20 Sam Grigg 1828 1894
21 Roland Brockman 1606 1803
22 Paul Bearup 1709 1776
23 Sally Yu 1621 1776
24 John beckman 1527 1676
25 Zachary Loh
26 Jake Kostrzewa 1428
27 Laurie Dalton 1316
28 Micah Dalton 1149
29 Gene Lai 1369
30 Malcolm Kwok
31 Carmella Galve
32 Claudio Olar
33 Michael Chan 1636
34 Ian Birchall

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 10:11 AM
We have been polling " best player of all time since 2006-417 votes were recorded- you can see the website http://www.global1t.com/chess/index.php?option=com_pollxt&task=results&id=2&Itemid=49

Here are the results

Who do you think was best chess player of all-time?

Capablanca

104 25.62%


Kasparov
96 23.65%


Fischer
91 22.41%


Alekhine
68 16.75%


Lasker
29 7.14%


Anand
14 3.45%


Petrosian
4 0.99%


Smyslov
0 0%

MichaelBaron
29-10-2008, 12:33 PM
Who do you think was best chess player of all-time?

[/B]


Axiom :)

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Mr Baron had a clean sweep of the Melbourne tournament recently, but openly told me that he knew that he would win that tournament, and effectively came there to collect-- However when asked if he would play in the Elwood tournament he said that it was not a sure thing , and therefore would not be attending

I put a challenge out to Mr Baron to participate in the Elwood tournament this year-
I will sponsor his entry fee, I truly believe that given the the field as it is now, and that Michael i splaying well that he has a good chance to win-

MichaelBaron
29-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Mr Baron had a clean sweep of the Melbourne tournament recently, but openly told me that he knew that he would win that tournament, and effectively came there to collect-- However when asked if he would play in the Elwood tournament he said that it was not a sure thing , and therefore would not be attending

I put a challenge out to Mr Baron to participate in the Elwood tournament this year-
I will sponsor his entry fee, I truly believe that given the the field as it is now, and that Michael i splaying well that he has a good chance to win-

Ok I will play :). I am very sure that i am not going to win (in fact i am happy to make bets with anyone that i will not win given my current form and lack of preparation). Smerdon and Solo are much stronger than me, and there are plenty of players of my calibre like Sandler, Sales, Andrus and Rujevic playing. However, since Mr Kara misses me so much and wants me around at the tournament how can i say no.... Besides both Mr Kara and Domagoi will be there. I doubt i can win a prize but will be looking forward to earning some coffee money against these gentelmen.

But in Exchange here is a challenge to Mr Kara

1) Mr Kara is to learn to spell chessplayers names - Once again he made mistakes in nearly all of the top Players' names - Solomon, Sandler and Sales will probably kill Mr Kara next time they see him as top players like their names to be spelled correctly.
2) Mr Kara to stop losing completely winning positions like he did in MCC Open against Podbury and McCart and score 4.5/7!
3) If Mr Kara finishes within 1 point of Mr Baron, Global1T is going to get a free beer sponsored by Baron Consulting


By the way, will the pairings be carried out on the basis of ACF ratings or Fide ratings?

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 02:22 PM
This is extemely good news,but

I feel Mr B is only comming to win blitz money.
All challenges laid down by Mr Baron are excepted.
the
Rating system to be used will be worked out on the day by the arbiter-and announced b4 the event see you there at 11.30 for opening ceremony

I except all cha
Ok I will play :). I am very sure that i am not going to win (in fact i am happy to make bets with anyone that i will not win given my current form and lack of preparation). Smerdon and Solo are much stronger than me, and there are plenty of players of my calibre like Sandler, Sales, Andrus and Rujevic playing. However, since Mr Kara misses me so much and wants me around at the tournament how can i say no.... Besides both Mr Kara and Domagoi will be there. I doubt i can win a prize but will be looking forward to earning some coffee money against these gentelmen.

But in Exchange here is a challenge to Mr Kara

1) Mr Kara is to learn to spell chessplayers names - Once again he made mistakes in nearly all of the top Players' names - Solomon, Sandler and Sales will probably kill Mr Kara next time they see him as top players like their names to be spelled correctly.
2) Mr Kara to stop losing completely winning positions like he did in MCC Open against Podbury and McCart and score 4.5/7!
3) If Mr Kara finishes within 1 point of Mr Baron, Global1T is going to get a free beer sponsored by Baron Consulting


By the way, will the pairings be carried out on the basis of ACF ratings or Fide ratings?

MichaelBaron
29-10-2008, 02:27 PM
This is extemely good news,but

I feel Mr B is only comming to win blitz money.


1) Blitz money
2) Finish well ahead of Mr. Kara
3) Mr. Kara is a good friend so I could not turn his invitation down
4) If I am lucky I may be able to finish equal 4th or something

but the main reasion is I MISS MY CHESS FRIENDS!!!!!:confused:

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 02:29 PM
More than your special invitations to other things I better not mention obviously
1) Blitz money
2) Finish well ahead of Mr. Kara
3) Mr. Kara is a good friend so I could not turn his invitation down
4) If I am lucky I may be able to finish equal 4th or something

but the main reasion is I MISS MY CHESS FRIENDS!!!!!:confused:

MichaelBaron
29-10-2008, 02:30 PM
I am confident that the participant numbers are yet to rise dramatically. Many of the Box Hill CC-affiliated juniors will turn up on the day.

Davidflude
29-10-2008, 02:34 PM
My entry is in. Trevor only took four entries last night. Still it will be great to play a tournament at Box Hill and not have to do any organizing.

Watto
29-10-2008, 02:34 PM
I am confident that the participant numbers are yet to rise dramatically. Many of the Box Hill CC-affiliated juniors will turn up on the day.
Yes, certain to be the case! Nice reply to Barbaros by the way... lol.

Lol. I think I might have just misspelled Kara’s first name... Serves him right!

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 02:40 PM
Will you or Guy be playing by an chance?
Yes, certain to be the case! Nice reply to Barbaros by the way... lol.

Gattaca
29-10-2008, 04:40 PM
We've got quite a bit on at the moment.

It's tempting though, to play against lots of players new to Australian chess like Stepehn Solomon, Leaonid Sandler, Jese Sales and David Hacce. These guys do sound strangely familiar though... maybe I've met them before in overseas tournaments?

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 04:58 PM
I know, did I mention Guy North
We've got quite a bit on at the moment.

It's tempting though, to play against lots of players new to Australian chess like Stepehn Solomon, Leaonid Sandler, Jese Sales and David Hacce. These guys do sound strangely familiar though... maybe I've met them before in overseas tournaments?

Gattaca
29-10-2008, 05:37 PM
I know, did I mention Guy North

LOL :lol: Good one Barbarous!

I'm also keen to play against other visitors like Mirco Rujevic and Douglas Stone.

Metro
29-10-2008, 05:46 PM
Not sure whether you're serious but I think it's just as likely to be the delays in getting information out, and the fact that it's not in Elwood this year. This is a big weekend to give up for a lot of people. Still, you'll probably get lots of players entering in the next few days! :)

I think there will be about 50 players.If you give it an early start next year(June) and promote heavily then you will go close to 100 players.

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 05:46 PM
fn ln title ACF FIDE
0 Guy Northyavic RUS/AUS NA TBA
1 David Smerdon IM 2502 2470
2 Stephen Solomon IM 2431 2470
3 Endre Ambrus 2351 2380
4 Leonid Sandler IM 2219 2357
5 Jesse Sales FM 2295 2330
6 MirKo Rujevic IM 2229 2281
7 David Hacche 2100 2207
8 Pano Skiotis 2156
9 Douglas Stones 1763 2000
10 David Toper 1185 1995
11 Zachary Searle 1994
12 Adrian Flitney 2049 1988
13 Richard Voon 1842 1986
14 Ian Rout 1881 1976
15 Felix Wyss 1711 1969
16 Barboros Kara 1754 1938
17 Angelo Tsagarakis 1800 1933
18 Sam Dalton 1984 1917
19 Sebastien Jule 1674 1895
20 Sam Grigg 1828 1894
21 Roland Brockman 1606 1803
22 Paul Bearup 1709 1776
23 Sally Yu 1621 1776
24 John beckman 1527 1676
25 Zachary Loh
26 Jake Kostrzewa 1428
27 Laurie Dalton 1316
28 Micah Dalton 1149
29 Gene Lai 1369
30 Malcolm Kwok
31 Carmella Galve
32 Claudio Olar
33 Michael Chan 1636
34 Ian Birchall

LOL :lol: Good one Barbarous!

I'm also keen to play against other visitors like Mirco Rujevic and Douglas Stone.

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 05:54 PM
LOL :lol: Good one Barbarous!

I'm also keen to play against other visitors like Mirco Rujevic and Douglas Stone.

are you saying If I get your name right you will play?

Metro
29-10-2008, 05:56 PM
are you saying If I get your name right you will play?
Try an appearance fee:lol:

Dougy
29-10-2008, 06:17 PM
Try an appearance fee:lol:

I had to pay an appearance fee... hmm... (:

Ian Birchall has an ACF rating of 1944 (despite beiang at the bottom of the list). Last time I spoke to Jamie Cross he told me he intended on entering - if I remember, I'll ask him tomorrow.

It's an honour to be on the misspelled players list!

MichaelBaron
29-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Even if i win no prize money - I feel my mission for this tournament is accomplished! Finally, I managed to teach Barbaros how to spell!!:clap:

Btw, since i am playing pls add my name to the list ;)

Gattaca
29-10-2008, 09:09 PM
are you saying If I get your name right you will play?

You even got my misspelling wrong! There's no 'y' in Northavic.

Okay, exclude me in I guess.

Add Micheal Barron and Giy West to the list. And Jean Whatson, too.

Gattaca
29-10-2008, 09:11 PM
Actually this thread has been so funny that it made Jean and I want to enter. ;)

Metro
29-10-2008, 10:09 PM
And Jean Whatson, too.

Good handle for Jean:P

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 10:44 PM
fn ln title ACF FIDE
1 David Smerdon IM 2502 2470
2 Stephen Solomon IM 2431 2470
3 Endre Ambrus 2351 2380
4 Leonid Sandler IM 2219 2357
5 Guy west IM 2599 2342
6 Jesse Sales FM 2295 2330
7 Michael Baron FM 2336 2327
8 Mirko Rujevic IM 2229 2281
9 David Hacche 2100 2207
10 Pano Skiotis 2049 2156
11 Bobby Cheng 2045 2088
12 Douglas Stones 1763 2000
13 David Toper 1185 1995
14 Zachary Searle 1994
15 Adrian Flitney 2049 1988
16 Richard Voon 1842 1986
17 Ian Rout 1881 1976
18 Felix Wyss 1711 1969
19 Barboros Kara 1754 1938
20 Angelo Tsagarakis 1800 1933
21 Sam Dalton 1984 1917
22 Sebastien Jule 1674 1895
23 Sam Grigg 1828 1894
24 Roland Brockman 1606 1803
25 Paul Bearup 1709 1776
26 Sally Yu 1621 1776
27 John beckman 1527 1676
28 Jean Watson 1259 1505
29 Ian Birchall 1944
30 Zachary Loh
31 Jake Kostrzewa 1428
32 Laurie Dalton 1316
33 Micah Dalton 1149
34 Gene Lai 1369
35 Malcolm Kwok
36 Carmella Galve
37 Claudio Olar
38 Michael Chan 1636

Elwood Bendigo
29-10-2008, 11:00 PM
"schedule permitting, I am hoping to participate in 2009"- Nigel Short
I have been correponding with Nigel Short for some time as you know, and he is keen to come and play in next years tournament-it all depends on weather the European teams championships will clash with the Elwood tournament in 09. We will know shortly

MichaelBaron
29-10-2008, 11:07 PM
" European treams championships will clash with the Elwood tournament in 09. We will know shortly

European Treams championship.....Someone is truly a spelling master....:doh:

eclectic
29-10-2008, 11:27 PM
21st oct - 31st oct 2009 for EU teams championship at Novi Said

melbourne cup day next year will be november 3

Davidflude
29-10-2008, 11:43 PM
1 David Smerdon IM 2502 2470 rumoured to have improvements in the Modern Benoni.
2 Stephen Solomon IM 2431 2470

The secret is not to let him reach an ending.

3 Endre Ambrus 2351 2380

This guy is a bit of a smokey.

4 Leonid Sandler IM 2219 2357

has the form to do well.

5 Guy west IM 2599 2342

No clues as he is a mate of mine.

6 Jesse Sales FM 2295 2330

Very dangerous and likely to take some big scalps.
7 Michael Baron FM 2336 2327

very solid with reakky good technique could surprise

8 Mirko Rujevic IM 2229 2281

Extra good at tactics

9 David Hacche 2100 2207

very imaginative.

10 Pano Skiotis 2049 2156

likely to wipe out a few skips.

11 Bobby Cheng 2045 2088

Very <expletive deleted> dangerous.

12 Douglas Stones 1763 2000

can play very well. Has a nasty line against the dragon.

13 David Toper 1185 1995
14 Zachary Searle 1994
15 Adrian Flitney 2049 1988

Sicilian players be warned he is an expert on the Morra.

16 Richard Voon 1842 1986

A good bloke and not a bad chess player either.
17 Ian Rout 1881 1976
18 Felix Wyss 1711 1969

A veteran but do not underrate him. He knows about always play openings against juniors that were fashionable before they were born.

19 Barboros Kara 1754 1938
20 Angelo Tsagarakis 1800 1933

Another skip crusher.
21 Sam Dalton 1984 1917
22 Sebastien Jule 1674 1895
23 Sam Grigg 1828 1894
24 Roland Brockman 1606 1803
25 Paul Bearup 1709 1776
26 Sally Yu 1621 1776

Hopefully she will not be too tired after her trip to Vietnam

27 John beckman 1527 1676
28 Jean Watson 1259 1505
29 Ian Birchall 1944
30 Zachary Loh
31 Jake Kostrzewa 1428
32 Laurie Dalton 1316
33 Micah Dalton 1149
34 Gene Lai 1369
35 Malcolm Kwok
36 Carmella Galve
37 Claudio Olar
38 Michael Chan 1636

Watto
30-10-2008, 08:24 AM
Even if i win no prize money - I feel my mission for this tournament is accomplished! Finally, I managed to teach Barbaros how to spell!!:clap:

The funny thing is a few of us have used this spelling but it's actually spelt Barboros I think... ! ;) :doh:

Elwood Bendigo
30-10-2008, 08:33 AM
The funny thing is a few of us have used this spelling but it's actually spelt Barboros I think... ! ;) :doh:

exactly- Mr Baran is qute aware of this , ut as xpectad chose to selectivelly ignore the corect speling on thus occasion-

Elwood Bendigo
30-10-2008, 08:40 AM
fn ln title ACF FIDE
1 David Smerdon IM 2502 2470
2 Stephen Solomon IM 2431 2470
3 Endre Ambrus 2351 2380
4 Leonid Sandler IM 2219 2357
5 Guy west IM 2599 2342
6 Jesse Sales FM 2295 2330
7 Michael Baron FM 2336 2327
8 Mirko Rujevic IM 2229 2281
9 David Hacche 2100 2207
10 Pano Skiotis 2049 2156
11 Bobby Cheng 2045 2088
12 Douglas Stones 1763 2000
13 David Toper 1185 1995
14 Zachary Searle 1994
15 Adrian Flitney 2049 1988
16 Richard Voon 1842 1986
17 Ian Rout 1881 1976
18 Felix Wyss 1711 1969
19 Barboros Kara 1754 1938
20 Angelo Tsagarakis 1800 1933
21 Sam Dalton 1984 1917
22 Sebastien Jule 1674 1895
23 Sam Grigg 1828 1894
24 Roland Brockman 1606 1803
25 Paul Bearup 1709 1776
26 Sally Yu 1621 1776
27 John beckman 1527 1676
28 Jean Watson 1259 1505
29 Ian Birchall 1944
30 Zachary Loh
31 Jake Kostrzewa 1428
32 Laurie Dalton 1316
33 Micah Dalton 1149
34 Gene Lai 1369
35 Malcolm Kwok
36 Carmella Galve
37 Claudio Olar
38 Michael Chan 1636
39 Luthien Russell 1738 1790
40 Dean Hogg 1993

Igor_Goldenberg
30-10-2008, 09:06 AM
exactly- Mr Baran is qute aware of this , ut as xpectad chose to selectivelly ignore the corect speling on thus occasion-
I doubt Michael would be happy about this particular spelling. He might forgive you only if he is 100% certain you don't know Russian language at all.

MichaelBaron
30-10-2008, 09:09 AM
I doubt Michael would be happy about this particular spelling. He might forgive you only if he is 100% certain you don't know Russian language at all.

Could be worse :). Think about Chinese 2700-rated GM Ni Hua :)

Elwood Bendigo
31-10-2008, 09:18 AM
One more sleep to kickoff
Try to be at the venue at 11.30 am for player registration

D Dragicevic
31-10-2008, 10:11 AM
Besides both Mr Kara and Domagoi will be there. I doubt i can win a prize but will be looking forward to earning some coffee money against these gentelmen.

Unfortunately I won't be playing in the tournament, but I am certainly dropping by probably on Sunday before round 4 to give MIchael some coffee money.. :)...

Elwood Bendigo
31-10-2008, 10:33 AM
Unfortunately I won't be playing in the tournament, but I am certainly dropping by probably on Sunday before round 4 to give MIchael some coffee money.. :)...
you have got to be kidding- 4 years without missing one of them and now this
WHy are you not playing???

Davidflude
31-10-2008, 11:17 AM
One more sleep to kickoff
Try to be at the venue at 11.30 am for player registration

I have a key to the door in case you have hassles. Hopefully it will not be needed.

MichaelBaron
31-10-2008, 11:21 AM
Unfortunately I won't be playing in the tournament, but I am certainly dropping by probably on Sunday before round 4 to give MIchael some coffee money.. :)...

Boo :(

Adamski
31-10-2008, 12:29 PM
Good luck in this event, Michael. It's certainly a strong field.

Elwood Bendigo
31-10-2008, 01:35 PM
Live games will be available at www.global1t.com/chess

under the live games tab-

C.Antolis
31-10-2008, 03:27 PM
unfortunately i cant play because i have to study for exams :(
but ill watch on the first day.

Elwood Bendigo
01-11-2008, 01:28 PM
2008 Elwood Bendigo Bank Championship - Round 1
Results
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total Result Name Feder Rtg Loc Total

1 Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 [0] : Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 [0]
2 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 [0] : Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 [0]
3 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 [0] : Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 [0]
4 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 [0] : Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 [0]
5 West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 [0] : Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 [0]
6 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 [0] : Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 [0]
7 Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 [0] : Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [0]
8 Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 [0] : Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 [0]
9 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [0] : Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [0]
10 Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 [0] : Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [0]
11 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 [0] : Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [0]
12 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 [0] : Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [0]
13 Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 [0] : Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 [0]
14 Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 [0] : Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [0]
15 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [0] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 [0]
16 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 [0] : Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [0]
17 Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 [0] : Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 [0]
18 Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 [0] : Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [0]
19 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1200 [0] : Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 [0]
20 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 [0] : Toper, David VIC 1185 [0]
21 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [0] : Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 [0]
22 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 [0] : McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [0]
23 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [0] : Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 [0]
24 Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 [0] : Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [0]
25 Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [0] : Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 [0]
26 Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 [0] : Galvez, Jose Mari OS [0]
27 Irvine, Kyle VIC [0] : Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 [0]
28 Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 [0] : Manila, Paul Adrian OS [0]
29 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 [0] .5:.5 BYE
30 Searle, Zachary SA 1595 [0] .5:.5 BYE
31 Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 [0] .5:.5 BYE
32 Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 [0] .5:.5 BYE

List of Players
No Name Feder Intl Id Rtg Loc Born

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 3202305 2470 2502 17-09-1984
2. Solomon, Stephen J QLD 3200043 2470 2431 24-07-1963
3. Ambrus, Endre ACT 1207075 2380 2351 21-08-1971
4. West, Guy VIC 3200086 2342 2299 07-09-1958
5. Baron, Michael VIC 3202283 2327 2336 21-03-1976
6. Rujevic, Mirko VIC 3202437 2281 2229 15-01-1946
7. Scott, Ronald NSW 4300475 2252 2212 05-11-1975
8. Hacche, David J VIC 3200175 2207 2100 12-06-1955
9. Cheng, Bobby VIC 4300033 2088 2045 20-03-1997
10. Dilla, Edsil VIC 3207510 2071 1914 25-12-1962
11. Schon, Eugene VIC 3205690 2066 1938 27-03-1994
12. Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 14400693 2025 1904 08-09-1952
13. Lindberg, Douglas VIC 3204650 2006 1941 27-02-1988
14. Stones, Douglas VIC 3208281 2000 1763
15. Flitney, Adrian SA 3202755 1988 1878
16. Voon, Richard VIC 3204146 1986 1842 28-11-1939
17. Davis, Tony J VIC 3205550 1982 1889 22-12-1968
18. Rout, Ian C ACT 3204200 1976 1881 31-07-1957
19. Wyss, Felix VIC 3203450 1969 1711
20. Chmiel, Rad VIC 3207463 1946 1703
21. Kara, Barboros VIC 3206475 1938 1754 15-07-1972
22. Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 3205851 1933 1800 28-04-1961
23. Dalton, Samuel VIC 3207838 1917 1984 24-02-1993
24. Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 3207307 1914 1836
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 3204847 1895 1674 03-12-1993
26. Grigg, Sam QLD 3206360 1894 1828 14-02-1993
27. Tan, Justin VIC 3206882 1873 1733 19-03-1997
28. Flude, David A VIC 3203654 1860 1665
29. Tionko, Efrain VIC 3201511 1840 1788
30. Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 3202640 1826 1689 13-11-1978
31. Myers, Stephen P NSW 3209300 1804 1640 09-04-1956
32. Brockman, Roland VIC 3204685 1798 1606
33. Russell, Luthien ACT 3200949 1790 1738 30-11-1993
34. Bearup, Paul VIC 3206092 1776 1709 03-10-1949
35. Yu, Sally VIC 3206718 1772 1621 22-10-1994
36. Anton, Sarah VIC 3207102 1690 1451 01-08-1989
37. Beckman, John VIC 3206645 1676 1527
38. Feng, Thomas VIC 3207544 1610 1367 19-01-1995
39. Watson, Jean VIC 3206920 1505 1259 01-09-1968
40. Hogg, Dean VIC 3204332 1993
41. Birchall, Ian VIC 1944
42. Chan, Michael VIC 3210324 1636 30-05-1998
43. Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 3210413 1612
44. Bennett, Calvin VIC 3207684 1597 19-08-1987
45. Searle, Zachary SA 3205274 1595 14-05-1994
46. Liu, Nicholas VIC 3207617 1491 27-09-1995
47. Davies, Stephen P VIC 3207501 1430
48. Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 3206467 1428
49. Lai, Gene VIC 1369 13-11-1994
50. Dalton, Laurie VIC 3207820 1316 15-01-1959
51. Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 5205883 1200 02-05-1995
52. Toper, David VIC 3209091 1185 24-09-1995
53. Dalton, Micah VIC 3201392 1149 21-07-1995
54. McCook, Jake ACT 1112 06-06-1995
55. Gibson, Kyle VIC 3209008 986 24-12-1997
56. Loh, Zachary VIC 3210383 892 16-04-1999
57. Fan, Enoch VIC 629 26-02-2001
58. Galvez, Jose Mari OS 24-02-1995
59. Irvine, Kyle VIC
60. Manila, Paul Adrian OS 06-06-1995

by Swiss Perfect (TM) www.swissperfect.com

MichaelBaron
01-11-2008, 08:35 PM
Looking forward to round 3 draw...;)

Watto
01-11-2008, 09:41 PM
Looking forward to round 3 draw...;)
I've just found the round 3 pairings at the other site, along with all the results and reports etc. The organisers need to get someone posting here too since they advertised it here as well. I was going to take the liberty of cutting and pasting :) but couldn't work out the formatting...

Bill Gletsos
01-11-2008, 09:59 PM
Round 1

1 Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 [0] 1:0 Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 [0]
2 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 [0] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 [0]
3 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 [0] 1:0 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 [0]
4 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 [0] 0:1 Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 [0]
5 West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 [0] 1:0 Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 [0]
6 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 [0] .5:.5 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 [0]
7 Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 [0] 1:0 Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [0]
8 Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 [0] 1:0 Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 [0]
9 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [0] 0:1 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [0]
10 Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 [0] .5:.5 Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [0]
11 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 [0] 1:0 Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [0]
12 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 [0] .5:.5 Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [0]
13 Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 [0] 0:1 Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 [0]
14 Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 [0] 1:0 Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [0]
15 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [0] .5:.5 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 [0]
16 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 [0] 1:0 Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [0]
17 Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 [0] 1:0 Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 [0]
18 Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 [0] 1:0 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [0]
19 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1200 [0] 0:1 Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 [0]
20 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 [0] 1:0 Toper, David VIC 1185 [0]
21 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [0] 0:1 Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 [0]
22 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 [0] 1:0 McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [0]
23 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [0] 0:1 Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 [0]
24 Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 [0] 1:0 Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [0]
25 Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [0] 0:1 Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 [0]
26 Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 [0] 1:0 Galvez, Jose Mari OS [0]
27 Irvine, Kyle VIC [0] 0:1 Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 [0]
28 Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 [0] 1:0 Manila, Paul Adrian OS [0]
29 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 [0] .5:.5 BYE
30 Searle, Zachary SA 1595 [0] .5:.5 BYE
31 Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 [0] .5:.5 BYE
32 Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 [0] .5:.5 BYE

Elwood Bendigo
01-11-2008, 10:01 PM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total Result Name Feder Rtg Loc Total

1 Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 [2] : Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 [2]
2 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 [2] : Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 [2]
3 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 [2] : Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 [2]
4 Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 [2] : Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 [2]
5 West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 [2] : Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 [2]
6 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 [1.5] : Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 [1.5]
7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 [1.5] : Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 [1.5]
8 Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 [1.5] : Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [1.5]
9 Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 [1.5] : Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [1.5]
10 Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 [1] : Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 [1]
11 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 [1] : Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 [1]
12 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 [1] : Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [1]
13 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 [1] : Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 [1]
14 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [1] : Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 [1]
15 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 [1] : Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [1]
16 Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 [1] : Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 [1]
17 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 [1] : Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [1]
18 Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 [1] : Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 [1]
19 Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 [1] : Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 [1]
20 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1200 [1] : Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 [1]
21 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [.5] : Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 [.5]
22 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 [.5] : Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [.5]
23 Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 [.5] : Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 [.5]
24 Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [.5] : Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [.5]
25 Galvez, Jose Mari OS [.5] : Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 [0]
26 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [0] : McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [0]
27 Irvine, Kyle VIC [0] : Toper, David VIC 1185 [0]
28 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [0] : Manila, Paul Adrian OS [0]
29 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [0] 1:0 BYE
30 Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 [1] .5:.5 BYE
31 Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [0] .5:.5 BYE

Bill Gletsos
01-11-2008, 10:03 PM
Round 2

1 Flitney, Adrian [1] 0:1 Smerdon, David C [1]
2 Solomon, Stephen J [1] 1:0 Mijatovic, Bosko [1]
3 Voon, Richard [1] 0:1 Ambrus, Endre [1]
4 Baron, Michael [1] 1:0 Tsagarakis, Angelo [1]
5 Grigg, Sam [1] 0:1 West, Guy [1]
6 Tionko, Efrain [1] 0:1 Scott, Ronald [1]
7 Stones, Douglas [1] 0:1 Dalton, Samuel [1]
8 Birchall, Ian [1] .5:.5 Russell, Luthien [1]
9 Schon, Eugene [1] 0:1 Wyss, Felix [1]
10 Kara, Barboros [1] 0:1 Dilla, Edsil [1]
11 Yu, Sally [1] 1:0 Davis, Tony J [1]
12 Rujevic, Mirko [.5] 1:0 Feng, Thomas [1]
13 Cheng, Bobby [.5] 1:0 Myers, Stephen P [.5]
14 Hogg, Dean [.5] 1:0 Kostrzewa, Jake [.5]
15 Watson, Jean [.5] 0:1 Lindberg, Douglas [.5]
16 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija [.5] 1:0 Brockman, Roland [.5]
17 Liu, Nicholas [.5] 0:1 Hacche, David J [0]
18 Rout, Ian C [0] .5:.5 Lai, Gene [0]
19 Bearup, Paul [0] 1:0 Dalton, Laurie [0]
20 Toper, David [0] 0:1 Chmiel, Rad [0]
21 Szuveges, Narelle S [0] 0:1 Galve, Carmella Ysubel [0]
22 McCook, Jake [0] 0:1 Jule, Sebastian [0]
23 Flude, David A [0] 1:0 Dalton, Micah [0]
24 Chan, Michael [0] 1:0 Gibson, Kyle [0]
25 Loh, Zachary [0] 0:1 Podvorac, Zeljko [0]
26 Bennett, Calvin [0] .5:.5 Galvez, Jose Mari [0]
27 Manila, Paul Adrian [0] 0:1 Anton, Sarah [0]
28 Davies, Stephen P [0] 1:0 Irvine, Kyle [0]
29 Tan, Justin [1] .5:.5 BYE
30 Beckman, John [.5] .5:.5 BYE
31 Fan, Enoch [0] 1:0 BYE

WhiteElephant
01-11-2008, 10:04 PM
Sally Yu beat Hacche and Tony Davis - nice work!

Elwood Bendigo
01-11-2008, 10:07 PM
I've just found the round 3 pairings at the other site, along with all the results and reports etc. The organisers need to get someone posting here too since they advertised it here as well. I was going to take the liberty of cutting and pasting :) but couldn't work out the formatting...

just got home, after forgetting my wallte at the venue-
posted the rd3 draw

Kevin Bonham
01-11-2008, 10:07 PM
Sally Yu beat Hacche and Tony Davis - nice work!

:clap: And look who she gets tomorrow for her troubles.

Watto
01-11-2008, 10:12 PM
just got home, after forgetting my wallte at the venue-
posted the rd3 draw
Ah, that's annoying! Many thanks Barboros. :)

Metro
01-11-2008, 10:15 PM
just got home, after forgetting my wallte at the venue-
posted the rd3 draw
Walter the dog?

MichaelBaron
01-11-2008, 10:38 PM
just got home, after forgetting my wallte at the venue-
posted the rd3 draw

Your wallet is always in danger at chess events :). I can recall seeing it on the floor at MCC last monday :)

WhiteElephant
01-11-2008, 11:09 PM
Any juicy behind the scenes gossip from today? :D

Miranda
02-11-2008, 12:24 AM
Your wallet is always in danger at chess events :). I can recall seeing it on the floor at MCC last monday :)

Perhaps it prefers checkers? ;)

ER
02-11-2008, 05:28 PM
exactly- Mr Baran is qute aware of this , ut as xpectad chose to selectivelly ignore the corect speling on thus occasion-

LOL, Hey Barboros,
I saw Michael yesterday, I swear he hasn't grown any horns :P
Cagles

Elwood Bendigo
02-11-2008, 07:41 PM
2008 Elwood Bendigo Bank Championship - Round 5
Results

No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2351 [3.5] : Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2431 [4]
2 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2229 [3.5] : Baron, Michael VIC 2336 [3.5]
3 West, Guy VIC 2299 [3] : Scott, Ronald NSW 2212 [3.5]
4 Smerdon, David C ACT 2502 [3] : Schon, Eugene VIC 1938 [3]
5 Dilla, Edsil VIC 1914 [3] : Hacche, David J VIC 2100 [3]
6 Grigg, Sam QLD 1828 [3] : Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [3]
7 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1800 [2.5] : Cheng, Bobby VIC 2045 [2.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 1904 [2.5] : Dalton, Samuel VIC 1984 [2.5]
9 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [2.5] : Tionko, Efrain VIC 1788 [2.5]
10 Bearup, Paul VIC 1709 [2.5] : Rout, Ian C ACT 1881 [2]
11 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1640 [2] : Davis, Tony J VIC 1889 [2]
12 Yu, Sally VIC 1621 [2] : Voon, Richard VIC 1842 [2]
13 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1836 [2] : Flude, David A VIC 1665 [2]
14 Stones, Douglas VIC 1763 [2] : Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [2]
15 Tan, Justin VIC 1733 [2] : Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [2]
16 Wyss, Felix VIC 1711 [2] : Feng, Thomas VIC 1367 [2]
17 Beckman, John VIC 1527 [2] : Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1689 [2]
18 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1674 [2] : Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [2]
19 Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [1.5] : Kara, Barboros VIC 1754 [1.5]
20 Russell, Luthien ACT 1738 [1.5] : Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [1.5]
21 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [1.5] : Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1200 [1.5]
22 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1703 [1] : Watson, Jean VIC 1259 [1]
23 Brockman, Roland VIC 1606 [1] : Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [1]
24 McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [1] : Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [1]
25 Anton, Sarah VIC 1451 [1] : Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [1]
26 Manila, Paul Adrian OS [1] : Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [1]
27 Irvine, Kyle VIC [1] : Galvez, Jose Mari OS [.5]
28 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 1941 [2.5] .5:.5 BYE
29 Flitney, Adrian SA 1878 [3] .5:.5 BYE
30 Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [.5] .5:.5 BYE
31 Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [2.5] .5:.5 BYE
32 Toper, David VIC 1185 [0] .5:.5 BYE

ER
02-11-2008, 08:04 PM
can we have results of rounds 3 and 4 please?

MichaelBaron
02-11-2008, 08:06 PM
can we have results of rounds 3 and 4 please?

There were some intersting results. Congratulations to ChessChat's own Dean Hogg on drawing with David Smerdon

Elwood Bendigo
02-11-2008, 08:20 PM
can we have results of rounds 3 and 4 please?
I dont have them with me- Charles has them

MichaelBaron
02-11-2008, 08:55 PM
Elwood Bendigo played a "classic game" once again...he was pawn down and opponent was repeating the position...but brave Elwood decided to play on sigh...

Bill Gletsos
02-11-2008, 09:35 PM
I believe the following are the Round 3 results.

1 Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 [2] .5:.5 Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 [2]
2 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 [2] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 [2]
3 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 [2] 1:0 Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 [2]
4 Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 [2] 0:1 Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 [2]
5 West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 [2] 1:0 Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 [2]
6 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 [1.5] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 [1.5]
7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 [1.5] 1:0 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 [1.5]
8 Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 [1.5] 0:1 Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [1.5]
9 Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 [1.5] 0:1 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [1.5]
10 Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 [1] 1:0 Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 [1]
11 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 [1] 0:1 Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 [1]
12 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 [1] 0:1 Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [1]
13 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 [1] 0:1 Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 [1]
14 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [1] 1:0 Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 [1]
15 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 [1] 0:1 Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [1]
16 Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 [1] 0:1 Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 [1]
17 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 [1] 1:0 Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [1]
18 Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 [1] 0:1 Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 [1]
19 Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 [1] 0:1 Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 [1]
20 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1200 [1] .5:.5 Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 [1]
21 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [.5] 0:1 Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 [.5]
22 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 [.5] .5:.5 Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [.5]
23 Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 [.5] .5:.5 Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 [.5]
24 Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [.5] 1:0 Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [.5]
25 Galvez, Jose Mari OS [.5] 0:1 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 [0]
26 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [0] 1:0 McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [0]
27 Irvine, Kyle VIC [0] 1:0 Toper, David VIC 1185 [0]
28 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [0] 0:1 Manila, Paul Adrian OS [0]
29 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [0] 1:0 BYE
30 Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 [1] .5:.5 BYE
31 Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [0] .5:.5 BYE

Bill Gletsos
02-11-2008, 09:47 PM
Round 4 results:

1 Solomon, Stephen J [3] 1:0 West, Guy [3]
2 Baron, Michael [3] .5:.5 Ambrus, Endre [3]
3 Hogg, Dean [2.5] .5:.5 Smerdon, David C [2.5]
4 Rujevic, Mirko [2.5] 1:0 Birchall, Ian [2.5]
5 Scott, Ronald [2.5] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija [2.5]
6 Hacche, David J [2] 1:0 Stones, Douglas [2]
7 Tionko, Efrain [2] .5:.5 Dalton, Samuel [2]
8 Schon, Eugene [2] 1:0 Yu, Sally [2]
9 Dilla, Edsil [2] 1:0 Wyss, Felix [2]
10 Chan, Michael [2] 0:1 Flitney, Adrian [2]
11 Grigg, Sam [2] 1:0 Podvorac, Zeljko [2]
12 Davies, Stephen P [2] .5:.5 Tsagarakis, Angelo [2]
13 Cheng, Bobby [1.5] 1:0 Russell, Luthien [1.5]
14 Lai, Gene [1.5] 0:1 Lindberg, Douglas [1.5]
15 Rout, Ian C [1.5] .5:.5 Tan, Justin [1.5]
16 Kara, Barboros [1.5] 0:1 Bearup, Paul [1.5]
17 Davis, Tony J [1] 1:0 Galve, Carmella Ysubel [1.5]
18 Voon, Richard [1] 1:0 Anton, Sarah [1]
19 Liu, Nicholas [1] 0:1 Mijatovic, Bosko [1]
20 Feng, Thomas [1] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad [1]
21 Szuveges, Narelle S [1] 1:0 Dalton, Micah [1]
22 Dalton, Laurie [1] 0:1 Jule, Sebastian [1]
23 Flude, David A [1] 1:0 Irvine, Kyle [1]
24 Watson, Jean [1] 0:1 Myers, Stephen P [1]
25 Gibson, Kyle [1] 1:0 Brockman, Roland [1]
26 Fan, Enoch [1] 0:1 Beckman, John [1]
27 Bennett, Calvin [.5] 0:1 Loh, Zachary [.5]
28 Galvez, Jose Mari [.5] 0:1 Kostrzewa, Jake [.5]
29 Toper, David [0] 0:1 McCook, Jake [0]
30 Manila, Paul Adrian [0] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
02-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Chess Chatters are acquitting themselves well. Not just Michael B and Dean H who are up in the leading bunch but also senior (and former NZ resident -0long ago!) David Flude. Well done guys - keep it up!

Metro
03-11-2008, 03:54 AM
There were some intersting results. Congratulations to ChessChat's own Dean Hogg on drawing with David Smerdon
Congratulations Dean:clap: Your best tournament result?Can you post game?

Watto
03-11-2008, 08:39 AM
Chess Chatters are acquitting themselves well. Not just Michael B and Dean H who are up in the leading bunch but also senior (and former NZ resident -0long ago!) David Flude. Well done guys - keep it up!
Not to mention Solo. ;)

Watto
03-11-2008, 09:43 AM
Elwood Bendigo played a "classic game" once again...he was pawn down and opponent was repeating the position...but brave Elwood decided to play on sigh...
No doubt he regrets his decision but good for Barboros and his fighting spirit. Different situation but I did kind of the opposite and in round 3 offered a draw a pawn up (with excellent winning chances) against my higher rated opponent. Having suffered a horribly high percentage of reversals in my short chess career (and having offered very few draws), I just wanted to put that half point in my pocket. I was gently condemned all round as I fully expected I would be... I think Dougy summed up the general feeling with the word 'wuss'! Guy’s advice: "fair enough, I just wouldn’t make a habit of it if I was you..." Noted. ;)

On a general note, this tournament, as usual (despite being in a different suburb), has a really good atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the last 3 rounds.

Davidflude
03-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Chess Chatters are acquitting themselves well. Not just Michael B and Dean H who are up in the leading bunch but also senior (and former NZ resident -0long ago!) David Flude. Well done guys - keep it up!

I am on the roller coaster. I drew West round one as black. In other words paired up massively. Then white paired down and was given material. Then paired up massively against David Hacche as white. Then paired against an unrated player who gave me a piece then a rook as well. For some reason lower rated players find the King's Gambit hard to handle.

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 10:53 AM
No doubt he regrets his decision but good for Barboros and his fighting spirit. Different situation but I did kind of the opposite and in round 3 offered a draw a pawn up (with excellent winning chances) against my higher rated opponent. Having suffered a horribly high percentage of reversals in my short chess career (and having offered very few draws), I just wanted to put that half point in my pocket. I was gently condemned all round as I fully expected I would be... I think Dougy summed up the general feeling with the word 'wuss'! Guy’s advice: "fair enough, I just wouldn’t make a habit of it if I was you..." Noted. ;)

On a general note, this tournament, as usual (despite being in a different suburb), has a really good atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the last 3 rounds.

Absolutely, I am making a habit of not excepting draws- at the last melb tournament, Pano Skiotis offered me a draw in the first round, maybe 3 times, and I went on to loose-

the game last night was so funny, my oponent was 3 porns up, and lost two, he then sacked his bishop for a 3 porn vs knight and king, which he won , apparently this was a draw- but I then blundered in time trouble. we both had a laugh after the game, ( he more than me of course) at how horrible some of our play was- anyway ...

Davidflude
03-11-2008, 11:06 AM
Not to mention Solo. ;)

I have played through Solo versus West. Guy avoided a grandmaster drawing line, where you work hard and draw a pawn down. (I would play it in corrrespondence but would never play it over the board against an endgame expert like Solo.) Solo played a new move in Qf2 but watching the clocks I suspect that neither player knew they were still following an existing game up to that point.

Interestingly based on the previous game I suspect that West failed to find the correct plan.

Igor_Goldenberg
03-11-2008, 11:09 AM
...the game last night was so funny, my oponent was 3 porns up...
Is it a Freudian slip?

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 11:22 AM
Is it a Freudian slip?
no-I just spell it like it sounds

WhiteElephant
03-11-2008, 11:26 AM
No doubt he regrets his decision but good for Barboros and his fighting spirit. Different situation but I did kind of the opposite and in round 3 offered a draw a pawn up (with excellent winning chances) against my higher rated opponent. Having suffered a horribly high percentage of reversals in my short chess career (and having offered very few draws), I just wanted to put that half point in my pocket. I was gently condemned all round as I fully expected I would be... I think Dougy summed up the general feeling with the word 'wuss'! Guy’s advice: "fair enough, I just wouldn’t make a habit of it if I was you..." Noted. ;)

When I was 14, I was playing Robert Jamieson and had 2R+N Vs his Q+2P. But I was in time trouble and he had a dangerous passed pawn. So I offered a draw which he accepted. After that I didn't hear the end of it and David Potter wrote that I offered a cowardly draw in the CV newsletter lol. At the time I felt it was justified, unfortunately I never got to play Jammo again.

MichaelBaron
03-11-2008, 11:37 AM
For some reason lower rated players find the King's Gambit hard to handle.

Lower rated players tend to handle all openings less effectively than higher rated ones ;).

MichaelBaron
03-11-2008, 11:39 AM
my oponent was 3 porns up, and lost two, he then sacked his bishop for a 3 porn ...

Barbaros, are we talking about the same event here? There were lots of kids present at the chess club so "Porns" were not allowed ;)

MichaelBaron
03-11-2008, 11:42 AM
I have played through Solo versus West. Guy avoided a grandmaster drawing line, where you work hard and draw a pawn down. (I would play it in corrrespondence but would never play it over the board against an endgame expert like Solo.) Solo played a new move in Qf2 but watching the clocks I suspect that neither player knew they were still following an existing game up to that point.

Interestingly based on the previous game I suspect that West failed to find the correct plan.

I have a feeling that Guy fell victim to Solo's opening preparation. Quite a lot of moves have been played..and Solo's clock was showing 1.36! Therefore, he played through a long opening line at an extremely fast pace.

Dougy
03-11-2008, 12:08 PM
No doubt he regrets his decision but good for Barboros and his fighting spirit. Different situation but I did kind of the opposite and in round 3 offered a draw a pawn up (with excellent winning chances) against my higher rated opponent. Having suffered a horribly high percentage of reversals in my short chess career (and having offered very few draws), I just wanted to put that half point in my pocket. I was gently condemned all round as I fully expected I would be... I think Dougy summed up the general feeling with the word 'wuss'! Guy’s advice: "fair enough, I just wouldn’t make a habit of it if I was you..." Noted. ;)

On a general note, this tournament, as usual (despite being in a different suburb), has a really good atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the last 3 rounds.

Oh my, I hope it didn't sound that harsh when I said it. (:

Watto
03-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Oh my, I hope it didn't sound that harsh when I said it. (:
Not at all. It was well deserved anyway!

peter_parr
03-11-2008, 12:33 PM
See SMH for coverage..

News (http://www.chessdiscountsales.com/news/newsindex.htm)

Igor_Goldenberg
03-11-2008, 12:35 PM
Thanks, Peter

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 12:46 PM
my pick for this years tournament is Michael Baron- I think he is very modest about his chances, but I think he underestimates his true force in Au chess- if he just steer his way clear of giving in to the easy draws that he gave his opp in the last round , he wil win

ER
03-11-2008, 01:07 PM
Can someone pls update, or rather initiate, something in the official tournament's website results/standings thread?
I think it will be good for sponsors as well as participants and the general chess following public?
Cheers and good luck!

MichaelBaron
03-11-2008, 01:16 PM
my pick for this years tournament is Michael Baron- I think he is very modest about his chances, but I think he underestimates his true force in Au chess- if he just steer his way clear of giving in to the easy draws that he gave his opp in the last round , he wil win

My Pick is Solo. In fact in the light of Smurf losing one point already, Solo's chances look really good. Smurf may still catch up and Ambrus is a bit of a dark hourse. As for myself, Rujevic and West..we may finish in prize money if we are lucky enough with our draw and play but i am pretty sure this year champions' surname will start either with S (most likely) or possibly with A.

Adamski
03-11-2008, 03:00 PM
Not to mention Solo. ;)Absolutely - great that this CC community is ever-growing and has most of Aus's top players in it now. Sorry for the omission, Solo!

The dangers of starting to name players in a list of some sort - you always miss people.

David F, good to see you still play aggressive openings. A good way to rack up the points against lower rated players. I recall you used to be a strong ahherent of the dreaded Blackmar-Diemer Gambit back in NZ - though that was decades ago now!:) Good luck for the rest of the event.

Dougy
03-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Solomon looks quite invincible!

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 10:23 PM
2008 Elwood Bendigo Bank Championship - Round 6
Results

No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total Result Name Feder Rtg Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 [5] : Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 [4]
2 Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 [4] : Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 [4]
3 Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 [4] : Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 [4]
4 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 [3.5] : Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 [3.5]
5 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 [3.5] : Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 [3.5]
6 Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 [3.5] : West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 [3.5]
7 Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 [3.5] : Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 [3]
8 Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 [3] : Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 [3]
9 Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [3] : Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 [3]
10 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [3] : Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 [3]
11 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 [3] : Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 [3]
12 Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 [3] : Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 [3]
13 Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 [3] : Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [3]
14 Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [2.5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 [2.5]
15 Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 [2.5] : Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 [2.5]
16 Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [2.5] : Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 [2.5]
17 Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 [2.5] : Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [2.5]
18 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [2] : Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 [2]
19 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 [2] : Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 [2]
20 Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 [2] : Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 [2]
21 McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [2] : Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 [2]
22 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [2] : Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 [2]
23 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [2] : Irvine, Kyle VIC [2]
24 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [1.5] : Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 [1.5]
25 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1350 [1.5] : Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 [1.5]
26 Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [1] : Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [1.5]
27 Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [1] : Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [1]
28 Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 [1] : Manila, Paul Adrian OS [1]
29 Galvez, Jose Mari OS [.5] : Toper, David VIC 1185 [.5]
30 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 [3] 0:0 BYE

Garvinator
03-11-2008, 10:53 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J 2470 2431 [5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2281 2229 [4]
2 Baron, Michael 2327 2336 [4] : Dilla, Edsil 2071 1914 [4]
3 Scott, Ronald 2252 2212 [4] : Grigg, Sam 1894 1828 [4]
4 Cheng, Bobby 2088 2045 [3.5] : Smerdon, David C 2470 2502 [3.5]
5 Dalton, Samuel 1917 1984 [3.5] : Ambrus, Endre 2380 2351 [3.5]
6 Flitney, Adrian 1988 1878 [3.5] : West, Guy 2342 2299 [3.5]
7 Schon, Eugene 2066 1938 [3.5] : Mijatovic, Bosko 1914 1836 [3]
8 Hacche, David J 2207 2100 [3] : Tan, Justin 1873 1733 [3]
9 Hogg, Dean 1993 [3] : Wyss, Felix 1969 1711 [3]
10 Birchall, Ian 1944 [3] : Bearup, Paul 1776 1709 [3]
11 Davis, Tony J 1982 1889 [3] : Jule, Sebastian 1895 1674 [3]
12 Voon, Richard 1986 1842 [3] : Beckman, John 1676 1527 [3]
13 Tionko, Efrain 1840 1788 [3] : Davies, Stephen P 1430 [3]
14 Chan, Michael 1636 [2.5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2025 1904 [2.5]
15 Rout, Ian C 1976 1881 [2.5] : Stones, Douglas 2000 1763 [2.5]
16 Lai, Gene 1369 [2.5] : Tsagarakis, Angelo 1933 1800 [2.5]
17 Kara, Barboros 1938 1754 [2.5] : Kostrzewa, Jake 1428 [2.5]
18 Dalton, Laurie 1316 [2] : Chmiel, Rad 1946 1703 [2]
19 Szuveges, Narelle S 1826 1689 [2] : Anton, Sarah 1690 1451 [2]
20 Flude, David A 1860 1665 [2] : Feng, Thomas 1610 1367 [2]
21 McCook, Jake 1112 [2] : Myers, Stephen P 1804 1640 [2]
22 Gibson, Kyle 986 [2] : Yu, Sally 1772 1621 [2]
23 Podvorac, Zeljko 1612 [2] : Irvine, Kyle [2]
24 Dalton, Micah 1149 [1.5] : Russell, Luthien 1790 1738 [1.5]
25 Galve, Carmella Ysubel 1350 [1.5] : Brockman, Roland 1798 1606 [1.5]
26 Liu, Nicholas 1491 [1] : Loh, Zachary 892 [1.5]
27 Fan, Enoch 629 [1] : Bennett, Calvin 1597 [1]
28 Watson, Jean 1505 1259 [1] : Manila, Paul Adrian [1]
29 Galvez, Jose Mari [.5] : Toper, David 1185 [.5]
30 Lindberg, Douglas 2006 1941 [3] 0:0 BYE

Adamski
03-11-2008, 10:59 PM
Did Solo beat Smurf? the results part of the web site is not working for me for some reason. I mean http://www.global1t.com/chess
Garvin thanks for reducing the size of the draw so it fits nicely in the window. (And please post results from QLD Champs!) Ta.

Garvinator
03-11-2008, 11:05 PM
(And please post results from QLD Champs!) Ta.
:hmm: I already have posted all results so far, plus games. What else do you want, now really? http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=8685&page=3

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Results
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total Result Name Feder Rtg Loc Total

1 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 [3.5] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 [4]
2 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 [3.5] .5:.5 Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 [3.5]
3 West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 [3] .5:.5 Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 [3.5]
4 Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 [3] .5:.5 Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 [3]
5 Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 [3] 1:0 Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 [3]
6 Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 [3] 1:0 Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 [3]
7 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 [2.5] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 [2.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 [2.5] 0:1 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 [2.5]
9 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 [2.5] .5:.5 Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 [2.5]
10 Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 [2.5] .5:.5 Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 [2]
11 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 [2] 0:1 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 [2]
12 Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 [2] 0:1 Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 [2]
13 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 [2] 1:0 Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 [2]
14 Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 [2] .5:.5 Chan, Michael VIC 1636 [2]
15 Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 [2] 1:0 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 [2]
16 Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 [2] 1:0 Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 [2]
17 Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 [2] 1:0 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 [2]
18 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 [2] 1:0 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 [2]
19 Loh, Zachary VIC 892 [1.5] 0:1 Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 [1.5]
20 Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 [1.5] 0:1 Lai, Gene VIC 1369 [1.5]
21 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 [1.5] 1:0 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1350 [1.5]
22 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 [1] 1:0 Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 [1]
23 Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 [1] .5:.5 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 [1]
24 McCook, Jake ACT 1112 [1] 1:0 Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 [1]
25 Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 [1] 1:0 Fan, Enoch VIC 629 [1]
26 Manila, Paul Adrian OS [1] 0:1 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 [1]
27 Irvine, Kyle VIC [1] 1:0 Galvez, Jose Mari OS [.5]
28 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 [2.5] .5:.5 BYE
29 Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 [3] .5:.5 BYE
30 Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 [.5] .5:.5 BYE
31 Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 [2.5] .5:.5 BYE
32 Toper, David VIC 1185 [0] .5:.5 BY

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2470 2431 5 36:W 20:W 11:W 9:W 8:W 3:
2 Baron, Michael VIC 2327 2336 4 25:W 30:W 23:W 8:D 3:D 5:
3 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2281 2229 4 39:D 43:W 17:W 16:W 2:D 1:
4 Scott, Ronald NSW 2252 2212 4 33:W 21:W 7:D 28:W 9:D 6:
5 Dilla, Edsil VIC 2071 1914 4 27:W 32:W 8:L 23:W 14:W 2:
6 Grigg, Sam QLD 1894 1828 4 51:W 9:L 26:W 41:W 15:W 4:
7 Smerdon, David C ACT 2470 2502 3.5 24:W 13:W 4:D 15:D 12:D 10:
8 Ambrus, Endre ACT 2380 2351 3.5 37:W 19:W 5:W 2:D 1:L 11:
9 West, Guy VIC 2342 2299 3.5 38:W 6:W 40:W 1:L 4:D 13:
10 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2088 2045 3.5 0:D 39:W 28:L 48:W 30:W 7:
11 Dalton, Samuel VIC 1917 1984 3.5 53:W 31:W 1:L 21:D 28:W 8:
12 Schon, Eugene VIC 2066 1938 3.5 42:W 23:L 36:W 40:W 7:D 20:
13 Flitney, Adrian SA 1988 1878 3.5 44:W 7:L 25:W 33:W 0:D 9:
14 Hacche, David J VIC 2207 2100 3 40:L 54:W 38:W 31:W 5:L 22:
15 Hogg, Dean VIC 1993 3 49:D 34:W 48:W 7:D 6:L 23:
16 Birchall, Ian VIC 1944 3 41:W 48:D 22:W 3:L 21:D 24:
17 Lindberg, Douglas VIC 2006 1941 3 54:D 55:W 3:L 35:W 0:D 0:L
18 Davis, Tony J VIC 1982 1889 3 35:W 40:L 33:L 50:W 39:W 25:
19 Voon, Richard VIC 1986 1842 3 50:W 8:L 41:L 42:W 40:W 26:
20 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1914 1836 3 58:W 1:L 27:L 54:W 38:W 12:
21 Tionko, Efrain VIC 1840 1788 3 46:W 4:L 42:W 11:D 16:D 27:
22 Tan, Justin VIC 1873 1733 3 47:W 0:D 16:L 29:D 41:W 14:
23 Wyss, Felix VIC 1969 1711 3 57:W 12:W 2:L 5:L 43:W 15:
24 Bearup, Paul VIC 1776 1709 3 7:L 44:W 0:D 32:W 29:D 16:
25 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1895 1674 3 2:L 45:W 13:L 44:W 46:W 18:
26 Beckman, John VIC 1676 1527 3 0:D 0:D 6:L 56:W 37:W 19:
27 Davies, Stephen P VIC 1430 3 5:L 47:W 20:W 30:D 0:D 21:
28 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 2025 1904 2.5 34:D 49:W 10:W 4:L 11:L 33:
29 Rout, Ian C ACT 1976 1881 2.5 43:L 35:D 34:W 22:D 24:D 31:
30 Tsagarakis, Angelo VIC 1933 1800 2.5 45:W 2:L 56:W 27:D 10:L 35:
31 Stones, Douglas VIC 2000 1763 2.5 52:W 11:L 43:W 14:L 33:D 29:
32 Kara, Barboros VIC 1938 1754 2.5 56:W 5:L 50:D 24:L 52:W 34:
33 Chan, Michael VIC 1636 2.5 4:L 46:W 18:W 13:L 31:D 28:
34 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1428 2.5 28:D 15:L 29:L 59:W 50:W 32:
35 Lai, Gene VIC 1369 2.5 18:L 29:D 53:W 17:L 48:W 30:
36 Chmiel, Rad VIC 1946 1703 2 1:L 58:W 12:L 43:L 55:W 44:
37 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1826 1689 2 8:L 50:L 59:W 51:W 26:L 42:
38 Flude, David A VIC 1860 1665 2 9:L 51:W 14:L 47:W 20:L 43:
39 Myers, Stephen P NSW 1804 1640 2 3:D 10:L 54:D 55:W 18:L 45:
40 Yu, Sally VIC 1772 1621 2 14:W 18:W 9:L 12:L 19:L 46:
41 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1612 2 16:L 52:W 19:W 6:L 22:L 47:
42 Anton, Sarah VIC 1690 1451 2 12:L 57:W 21:L 19:L 56:W 37:
43 Feng, Thomas VIC 1610 1367 2 29:W 3:L 31:L 36:W 23:L 38:
44 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1316 2 13:L 24:L 45:W 25:L 57:W 36:
45 McCook, Jake ACT 1112 2 30:L 25:L 44:L 58:W 54:W 39:
46 Gibson, Kyle VIC 986 2 21:L 33:L 0:W 49:W 25:L 40:
47 Irvine, Kyle VIC 2 22:L 27:L 58:W 38:L 59:W 41:
48 Russell, Luthien ACT 1790 1738 1.5 59:W 16:D 15:L 10:L 35:L 51:
49 Brockman, Roland VIC 1798 1606 1.5 15:D 28:L 55:D 46:L 51:D 50:
50 Galve, Carmella Ysubel OS 1350 1.5 19:L 37:W 32:D 18:L 34:L 49:
51 Dalton, Micah VIC 1149 1.5 6:L 38:L 57:W 37:L 49:D 48:
52 Loh, Zachary VIC 892 1.5 31:L 41:L 0:D 53:W 32:L 54:
53 Bennett, Calvin VIC 1597 1 11:L 59:D 35:L 52:L 0:D 56:
54 Liu, Nicholas VIC 1491 1 17:D 14:L 39:D 20:L 45:L 52:
55 Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1259 1 0:D 17:L 49:D 39:L 36:L 57:
56 Fan, Enoch VIC 629 1 32:L 0:W 30:L 26:L 42:L 53:
57 Manila, Paul Adrian OS 1 23:L 42:L 51:L 0:W 44:L 55:
58 Toper, David VIC 1185 .5 20:L 36:L 47:L 45:L 0:D 59:
59 Galvez, Jose Mari OS .5 48:L 53:D 37:L 34:L 47:L 58:

Elwood Bendigo
03-11-2008, 11:17 PM
official site has pairings and cross table for round 6

Adamski
03-11-2008, 11:21 PM
:hmm: I already have posted all results so far, plus games. What else do you want, now really? http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=8685&page=3Sorry, Garvin. My bad. I thought there were games on today (being misled by the fact Elwood had games today) but it's not a QLD long weekend and I just noticed back in your thread that the event continues next weekend. Of course it's not the Brisbane Cup on today is it!
Thanks for the detail you have posted.:clap:

MichaelBaron
03-11-2008, 11:34 PM
official site has pairings and cross table for round 6

cross table or crosstable or cross-table? :doh:

Leonid Sandler
04-11-2008, 07:30 AM
In round five leading Victorian juniors produced some excellent results.
Well done Eugene Schon,Bobby Cheng and Samuel Dalton!
Queenslander Sam Grigg doing very well too!

Garvinator
04-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Solo/Rujevic does not seem to be working for me, anyone else with that issue?

Adamski
04-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Solo/Rujevic does not seem to be working for me, anyone else with that issue?Yes, there is a problem - unless they haven't started. Board comes up for me with no moves played. Schedule had them starting at 11 am Melbourne time (= Sydney time where it is now 1.15 PM.) Maybe the race that stops a nation has stopped the chess???

Adamski
04-11-2008, 12:25 PM
It's working now, but it's time to get back to work! Solo seems to be a sound pawn up in end game, his specialty.

Desmond
04-11-2008, 12:56 PM
It's working now, but it's time to get back to work! Solo seems to be a sound pawn up in end game, his specialty.
Nice game, I like the knight sac on the empty square.

BearDrinkingBeer
04-11-2008, 02:46 PM
Nice game, I like the knight sac on the empty square.

Yes, I agree.

I assume with Solomon leading the tournament the whole way and being on 6/6, he is guaranteed either 1st place or equal 1st place.

flushfyre
04-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Congratulations to Solomon on coming outright first. Enjoy the money :)

ER
04-11-2008, 08:07 PM
Congratulations to Stephen Solomon for yet another convincing triumph!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
I wonder if he is the biggest tournament winner in Australian Chess History?
Cheers and good luck!

ER
04-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Michael congratulations for your excellent performance and of course for keeping the Victorian Flag high and proud.
Any chance for you to take chess more seriously next year and play in more tournaments? championships etc?
Cheers!!!

Bereaved
04-11-2008, 09:33 PM
Hi everyone.
I found this .....somewhere....can't remember



Round 7 results

1 Smerdon, David C [4.5] .5:.5 Solomon, Stephen J [6]
2 Grigg, Sam [4.5] 0:1 Baron, Michael [4.5]
3 West, Guy [4.5] .5:.5 Schon, Eugene [4.5]
4 Dilla, Edsil [4.5] 0:1 Scott, Ronald [4.5]
5 Ambrus, Endre [4] 1:0 Hogg, Dean [4]
6 Rujevic, Mirko [4] 1:0 Dalton, Samuel [4]
7 Voon, Richard [4] 0:1 Hacche, David J [4]
8 Jule, Sebastian [4] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby [3.5]
9 Stones, Douglas [3.5] 1:0 Birchall, Ian [3.5]
10 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija [3.5] 1:0 Kara, Barboros [3.5]
11 Davies, Stephen P [3.5] 0:1 Flitney, Adrian [3.5]
12 Bearup, Paul [3.5] 0:1 Tionko, Efrain [3.5]
13 Tan, Justin [3] 1:0 Lai, Gene [3.5]
14 Lindberg, Douglas [3] 1:0 Flude, David A [3]
15 Beckman, John [3] 0:1 Davis, Tony J [3]
16 Mijatovic, Bosko [3] 1:0 Podvorac, Zeljko [3]
17 Wyss, Felix [3] 0:1 McCook, Jake [3]
18 Szuveges, Narelle S [3] 1:0 Gibson, Kyle [3]
19 Loh, Zachary [2.5] 0:1 Rout, Ian C [2.5]
20 Tsagarakis, Angelo [2.5] 1:0 Galve, Carmella Ysubel [2.5]
21 Chmiel, Rad [2.5] .5:.5 Dalton, Micah [2.5]
22 Kostrzewa, Jake [2.5] 0:1 Chan, Michael [2.5]
23 Myers, Stephen P [2] 0:1 Dalton, Laurie [2.5]
24 Yu, Sally [2] 1:0 Anton, Sarah [2]
25 Bennett, Calvin [2] 1:0 Irvine, Kyle [2]
26 Feng, Thomas [2] .5:.5 Brockman, Roland [1.5]
27 Toper, David [1.5] 0:1 Watson, Jean [1.5]
28 Manila, Paul Adrian [1.5] 1:0 Fan, Enoch [1]
29 Liu, Nicholas [1] 1:0 Galvez, Jose Mari [0.5]


Final standings



1 Solomon, Stephen J 2431 6.5
2-3 Baron, Michael 2336 5.5
Scott, Ronald 2212 5.5
4-9 Smerdon, David C 2502 5
Ambrus, Endre 2351 5
West, Guy 2299 5
Rujevic, Mirko 2229 5
Hacche, David J 2100 5
Schon, Eugene 1938 5
10-16 Cheng, Bobby 2045 4.5
Dilla, Edsil 1914 4.5
Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1904 4.5
Flitney, Adrian 1878 4.5
Grigg, Sam 1828 4.5
Tionko, Efrain 1788 4.5
Stones, Douglas 1763 4.5
17-26 Hogg, Dean 1993 4
Dalton, Samuel 1984 4
Lindberg, Douglas 1941 4
Davis, Tony J 1889 4
Voon, Richard 1842 4
Mijatovic, Bosko 1836 4
Tan, Justin 1733 4
Szuveges, Narelle S 1689 4
Jule, Sebastian 1674 4
McCook, Jake 1112 4
27-35 Birchall, Ian 1944 3.5
Rout, Ian C 1881 3.5
Tsagarakis, Angelo 1800 3.5
Kara, Barboros 1754 3.5
Bearup, Paul 1709 3.5
Chan, Michael 1636 3.5
Davies, Stephen P 1430 3.5
Lai, Gene 1369 3.5
Dalton, Laurie 1316 3.5
36-44 Wyss, Felix 1711 3
Chmiel, Rad 1703 3
Flude, David A 1665 3
Yu, Sally 1621 3
Podvorac, Zeljko 1612 3
Bennett, Calvin 1597 3
Beckman, John 1527 3
Dalton, Micah 1149 3
Gibson, Kyle 986 3
45-50 Kostrzewa, Jake 1428 2.5
Feng, Thomas 1367 2.5
Galve, Carmella Ysubel 1350 2.5
Watson, Jean 1259 2.5
Loh, Zachary 892 2.5
Manila, Paul Adrian 2.5
51-55 Myers, Stephen P 1640 2
Brockman, Roland 1606 2
Liu, Nicholas 1491 2
Anton, Sarah 1451 2
Irvine, Kyle 2
56-57 Russell, Luthien 1738 1.5
Toper, David 1185 1.5
58 Fan, Enoch 629 1
59 Galvez, Jose Mari 0.5

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
04-11-2008, 10:22 PM
Some amazing events have occured in my games today. In fact today, I made my worst blunder in many years...my opponents blundered a queen and i did not take it...the game and the story are yet to come.

Congrats to Solo :clap: He outclassed the field completely

ER
04-11-2008, 10:30 PM
Hi everyone.
I found this .....somewhere....can't remember


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Thanks Malcolm! nice of your to do that!
Cheers!

Adamski
04-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Congrats to Solo and Michael B! :clap:

Metro
04-11-2008, 11:08 PM
Congrats to Solo :clap: He outclassed the field completely
Convincing victory to Solo:clap:
6/6 going in to last round and closest rivals on 4.5 is very dominant indeed.
Solo dedicated his win to his father(who was busy taking snaps of him) on his 80th birthday.Stephen made the point that he has been playing very well in the past 2 years.

Basil
05-11-2008, 04:30 AM
17-26 Hogg, Dean 1993 4
Dalton, Samuel 1984 4
Lindberg, Douglas 1941 4
Davis, Tony J 1889 4
Voon, Richard 1842 4
Mijatovic, Bosko 1836 4
Tan, Justin 1733 4
Szuveges, Narelle S 1689 4
Jule, Sebastian 1674 4
McCook, Jake 1112 4
27-35 Birchall, Ian 1944 3.5
Rout, Ian C 1881 3.5
Tsagarakis, Angelo 1800 3.5
Kara, Barboros 1754 3.5
Bearup, Paul 1709 3.5
Chan, Michael 1636 3.5

:eek:

Garrett
05-11-2008, 06:31 AM
well done Solo !!

Sam Grigg looks like he had a decent tourney too.

cheers
Garrett.

MichaelBaron
05-11-2008, 08:03 AM
well done Solo !!

Sam Grigg looks like he had a decent tourney too.

cheers
Garrett.

Grigg was 3 pawns up against me in the last round, he should have finished 2nd equal

MichaelBaron
05-11-2008, 08:21 AM
About 15 Years ago i was playing Naum Kagan and blundered a queen in one move. Ever Since, I blundered queens to several 2-movers. However, Yesterday was the first time in my chess career (as far as i can remember) my opponent blundered a Queen and i did not take it..despite having it all 'worked out" in advance. Can you imagine two 2000+ players forgetting missing one-move capture of a queen? well - it happens.


Baron-Dilla

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Kf6 3.c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7.Nfd2 dxc 8. Bxf6 Nxf6 9. Nxc4 Qd8 10. e4 - not sure if e4 is good here...but i was getting a bit concerned about my opponent getting c5 in. 10...Bb4 11. f3 0-0 12. a3 Bxc3 13.bxc3 b5! Dilla is playing actively so i do not consolidate and hold on to my strong center 14. Ne5 Bb7 15. Be2 Rc8 16. 0-0 a6 17. a4 Qb6 18. c4 c5 19. cxb5 cxd4 20.Bd3 axb5 21. Bxb5 Rfd8 22. Nc4 - the idea is to scare the queen away, then block the pawn by placing a queend on d3, bring second rook to b1 etc.

and at this point Dilla plays 22...d3+???? - BLUNDERING HIS QEEN IN ONE MOVE. Of course one of the reasons i played this line is that d3 was not possible since queen was under attack..but suddenly i find myself in check. What to do when you are in check? Move away!!! so the game continued with 23. Kh1?????? - after this there was a tense struggle full of mistakes and the game resulted in a draw. I did have good winning chances close to the end of the game..but from Kh1 onwards (i saw that i could take the queen the moment i touched my king on g1) i could not play properly. I suspect my opponents' feelings were similar to mine.


After this in my last round game ..i made about 5 blunders...(including another 1 move blunder). In fact i am still in recovery mode from that Dilla game.

Garvinator
05-11-2008, 08:28 AM
Baron-Dilla

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7.Nfd2 dxc4 8. Bxf6 Nxf6 9. Nxc4 Qd8 10. e4 - not sure if e4 is good here...but i was getting a bit concerned about my opponent getting c5 in. 10...Bb4 11. f3 0-0 12. a3 Bxc3 13.bxc3 b5! Dilla is playing actively so i do not consolidate and hold on to my strong center 14. Ne5 Bb7 15. Be2 Rc8 16. 0-0 a6 17. a4 Qb6 18. c4 c5 19. cxb5 cxd4 20.Bd3 axb5 21. Bxb5 Rfd8 22. Nc4 - the idea is to scare the queen away, then block the pawn by placing a queend on d3, bring second rook to b1 etc.

and at this point Dilla plays 22...d3+???? - BLUNDERING HIS QEEN IN ONE MOVE. Of course one of the reasons i played this line is that d3 was not possible since queen was under attack..but suddenly i find myself in check. What to do when you are in check? Move away!!! so the game continued with 23. Kh1??????
After this there was a tense struggle full of mistakes and the game resulted in a draw. I did have good winning chances close to the end of the game..but from Kh1 onwards (i saw that i could take the queen the moment i touched my king on g1) i could not play properly. I suspect my opponents' feelings were similar to mine.

Garrett
05-11-2008, 08:36 AM
Thanks for posting the game and story Michael.

It is heartwarming, in a spine-chilling sense, that this sort of thing happens to good players as well as the rest of us !

Cheers
Garrett.

Dougy
05-11-2008, 09:07 AM
About 15 Years ago i was playing Naum Kagan and blundered a queen in one move. Ever Since, I blundered queens to several 2-movers. However, Yesterday was the first time in my chess career (as far as i can remember) my opponent blundered a Queen and i did not take it..despite having it all 'worked out" in advance. Can you imagine two 2000+ players forgetting missing one-move capture of a queen? well - it happens.

After this, my not grabbing Hacche's rook doesn't seem so bad. (:

Igor_Goldenberg
05-11-2008, 09:07 AM
Grigg was 3 pawns up against me in the last round, he should have finished 2nd equal
4 pawns, actually

Igor_Goldenberg
05-11-2008, 09:16 AM
Solomon played an excellent tournament (3.5/4 against West, Ambrus, Rujevic and Smerdon is not an easy feat!, and other three opponents are not a push-over either).
Young Jake McCook shown very good result as well.
Sam Grigg was about to share the 2nd, only fatal mistake in the last round deprived him of well deserved result. I hope with a bit of experience and improved confidence he'll feel more comfortable beating higher rated players.

Ronald Scott played a solid tournament (undefeated) and Michael Baron demonstrated a good spirit worthy of the champion. Some might say he was lucky, but luck usually follows only those deserving it.

Tony Dowden
05-11-2008, 11:07 AM
Baron-Dilla
After this there was a tense struggle full of mistakes and the game resulted in a draw. I did have good winning chances close to the end of the game..but from Kh1 onwards (i saw that i could take the queen the moment i touched my king on g1) i could not play properly. I suspect my opponents' feelings were similar to mine.

Interesting story. It reminds me of when, in 1982, I played Bruce Watson in the NZ Championship. In a queen ending where Bruce was a (doubled) pawn up but in significant time trouble, he checked me with his queen: thus forking my king and queen. For a split second I was utterly confused as I hadn't considered his move. Then it came to me: his queen was undefended and could be taken :eek: So I took it - in a flash!

I ended up half a point ahead of Bruce and was (fortuitously) selected on Borad 5 in the NZ team for the 1982 Olympiad in Lucerne. Over the years I always felt a bit bad about it, as in my (probably over-fertile) imagination I thought Bruce might have given up playing competitive chess over this incident. But in the last ten years or so he has been playing again and has deservedly gome on to win an FM title.

I still beat him in the last NZ champs though ;)

Adamski
05-11-2008, 11:49 AM
Michael Baron demonstrated a good spirit worthy of the champion. Some might say he was lucky, but luck usually follows only those deserving it.Since the winner was from Queensland, does Michael get the title for this Victorian tournament?

Davidflude
05-11-2008, 01:14 PM
I shall annotate Solo versus West over the next few days and post it here. It is a very interesting dragon.

Zwischenzug
05-11-2008, 06:45 PM
White: Deanhogg 1993 - Black :IM David Smerdon 2470

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6
8.e3 0-0 9.a3 Bxc3 10.Qxc3 Bf5 11.Nf3 Nd7 12.Rc1 a5 13.Be2 c6 14.0-0 a4
15.Qb4 b5 16.Rc3 Re8 17.Rfc1 Re6 18.Bd3 Bxd3 19.Rxd3 g5 20.Qc3 g4
21.Ne5 Nxe5 22.dxe5 Qg5 23.Qd4 Qf5 24.R3c3 Rc8 25.g3 f6 26.Qb6 fxe5
27.Rxc6 Rexc6 28. Rxc6 Rf8 29.Rg6+ Kh7 30.Rxh6+ Kg7 31.e4 Only move! 31...Qxe4 32.Rh5 Qb1+ Agreed a draw

There seems to be mistyped moves earlier, made a few guesses at what the real move is.

Bereaved
05-11-2008, 07:38 PM
Hi,

Has anyone seen the crosstable for this event?

Would be interesting to see,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

bobby1972
05-11-2008, 10:05 PM
its in the other bulletin board

eclectic
05-11-2008, 10:10 PM
its in the other bulletin board

you'd think it would be on the elwood chess club site before it got posted on peripheral bulletin board sites

Bereaved
05-11-2008, 10:23 PM
Hi Everyone,

Ursog8 said to be sure I mentioned that I remembered where I got this from




Code:

No Name Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Solomon, Stephen J 6.5 37:W 22:W 18:W 6:W 5:W 7:W 4:D
2 Baron, Michael 5.5 25:W 29:W 36:W 5:D 7:D 11:D 14:W
3 Scott, Ronald 5.5 32:W 15:W 4:D 12:W 6:D 14:D 11:W
4 Smerdon, David C 5 31:W 13:W 3:D 17:D 9:D 10:W 1:D
5 Ambrus, Endre 5 24:W 21:W 11:W 2:D 1:L 18:D 17:W
6 West, Guy 5 38:W 14:W 39:W 1:L 3:D 13:W 9:D
7 Rujevic, Mirko 5 51:D 46:W 19:W 27:W 2:D 1:L 18:W
8 Hacche, David J 5 39:L 53:W 38:W 16:W 11:L 23:W 21:W
9 Schon, Eugene 5 54:W 36:L 37:W 39:W 4:D 22:W 6:D
10 Cheng, Bobby 4.5 0:D 51:W 12:L 56:W 29:W 4:L 25:W
11 Dilla, Edsil 4.5 33:W 30:W 5:L 36:W 8:W 2:D 3:L
12 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 4.5 45:D 52:W 10:W 3:L 18:L 32:W 30:W
13 Flitney, Adrian 4.5 35:W 4:L 25:W 32:W 0:D 6:L 33:W
14 Grigg, Sam 4.5 43:W 6:L 42:W 40:W 17:W 3:D 2:L
15 Tionko, Efrain 4.5 44:W 3:L 54:W 18:D 27:D 33:D 31:W
16 Stones, Douglas 4.5 49:W 18:L 46:W 8:L 32:D 28:W 27:W
17 Hogg, Dean 4 52:D 45:W 56:W 4:D 14:L 36:W 5:L
18 Dalton, Samuel 4 41:W 16:W 1:L 15:D 12:W 5:D 7:L
19 Lindberg, Douglas 4 53:D 48:W 7:L 34:W 0:D 0:L 38:W
20 Davis, Tony J 4 34:W 39:L 32:L 47:W 51:W 25:L 42:W
21 Voon, Richard 4 47:W 5:L 40:L 54:W 39:W 42:W 8:L
22 Mijatovic, Bosko 4 57:W 1:L 33:L 53:W 38:W 9:L 40:W
23 Tan, Justin 4 55:W 0:D 27:L 28:D 40:W 8:L 34:W
24 Szuveges, Narelle S 4 5:L 47:L 59:W 43:W 42:L 54:W 44:W
25 Jule, Sebastian 4 2:L 26:W 13:L 35:W 44:W 20:W 10:L
26 McCook, Jake 4 29:L 25:L 35:L 57:W 53:W 51:W 36:W
27 Birchall, Ian 3.5 40:W 56:D 23:W 7:L 15:D 31:D 16:L
28 Rout, Ian C 3.5 46:L 34:D 45:W 23:D 31:D 16:L 49:W
29 Tsagarakis, Angelo 3.5 26:W 2:L 58:W 33:D 10:L 34:L 47:W
30 Kara, Barboros 3.5 58:W 11:L 47:D 31:L 49:W 45:W 12:L
31 Bearup, Paul 3.5 4:L 35:W 0:D 30:W 28:D 27:D 15:L
32 Chan, Michael 3.5 3:L 44:W 20:W 13:L 16:D 12:L 45:W
33 Davies, Stephen P 3.5 11:L 55:W 22:W 29:D 0:D 15:D 13:L
34 Lai, Gene 3.5 20:L 28:D 41:W 19:L 56:W 29:W 23:L
35 Dalton, Laurie 3.5 13:L 31:L 26:W 25:L 50:W 37:D 51:W
36 Wyss, Felix 3 50:W 9:W 2:L 11:L 46:W 17:L 26:L
37 Chmiel, Rad 3 1:L 57:W 9:L 46:L 48:W 35:D 43:D
38 Flude, David A 3 6:L 43:W 8:L 55:W 22:L 46:W 19:L
39 Yu, Sally 3 8:W 20:W 6:L 9:L 21:L 44:L 54:W
40 Podvorac, Zeljko 3 27:L 49:W 21:W 14:L 23:L 55:W 22:L
41 Bennett, Calvin 3 18:L 59:D 34:L 49:L 0:D 58:W 55:W
42 Beckman, John 3 0:D 0:D 14:L 58:W 24:W 21:L 20:L
43 Dalton, Micah 3 14:L 38:L 50:W 24:L 52:D 56:W 37:D
44 Gibson, Kyle 3 15:L 32:L 0:W 52:W 25:L 39:W 24:L
45 Kostrzewa, Jake 2.5 12:D 17:L 28:L 59:W 47:W 30:L 32:L
46 Feng, Thomas 2.5 28:W 7:L 16:L 37:W 36:L 38:L 52:D
47 Galve, Carmella Ysubel 2.5 21:L 24:W 30:D 20:L 45:L 52:W 29:L
48 Watson, Jean 2.5 0:D 19:L 52:D 51:L 37:L 50:D 57:W
49 Loh, Zachary 2.5 16:L 40:L 0:D 41:W 30:L 53:W 28:L
50 Manila, Paul Adrian 2.5 36:L 54:L 43:L 0:W 35:L 48:D 58:W
51 Myers, Stephen P 2 7:D 10:L 53:D 48:W 20:L 26:L 35:L
52 Brockman, Roland 2 17:D 12:L 48:D 44:L 43:D 47:L 46:D
53 Liu, Nicholas 2 19:D 8:L 51:D 22:L 26:L 49:L 59:W
54 Anton, Sarah 2 9:L 50:W 15:L 21:L 58:W 24:L 39:L
55 Irvine, Kyle 2 23:L 33:L 57:W 38:L 59:W 40:L 41:L
56 Russell, Luthien 1.5 59:W 27:D 17:L 10:L 34:L 43:L 0:
57 Toper, David 1.5 22:L 37:L 55:L 26:L 0:D 59:W 48:L
58 Fan, Enoch 1 30:L 0:W 29:L 42:L 54:L 41:L 50:L
59 Galvez, Jose Mari .5 56:L 41:D 24:L 45:L 55:L 57:L 53:L




Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Basil
05-11-2008, 10:25 PM
Ursog8 said to be sure I mentioned that I remembered where I got this from
Umm ... the club website? :doh: :doh: :doh:

Garvinator
05-11-2008, 10:41 PM
Cross table on main website is not looking too good. Needs some fixing up.

Solo
07-11-2008, 11:11 AM
Thanks everyone. I am staying with my sister in Dandenong for a few days and they don't have internet, so I am at a cafe. I was determined to win the tournament because it was my Dad's 80th on Tuesday. I didn't know I would play so well though! It could have been my best ever, I hope myself and the teams play very well at the Olympiad.

Sam should have won the last game of course; bad luck to him. Eugene did very well, including draws with two IMs. I'll try to post a couple of the games later in the week; I was proud of my 18.Nd5 against Rujevic!

Davidflude
07-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Thanks everyone. I am staying with my sister in Dandenong for a few days and they don't have internet, so I am at a cafe. I was determined to win the tournament because it was my Dad's 80th on Tuesday. I didn't know I would play so well though! It could have been my best ever, I hope myself and the teams play very well at the Olympiad.

Sam should have won the last game of course; bad luck to him. Eugene did very well, including draws with two IMs. I'll try to post a couple of the games later in the week; I was proud of my 18.Nd5 against Rujevic!

If you are still here on Sunday give serious consideration to playing the Box Hill Allegro.

MichaelBaron
07-11-2008, 05:18 PM
If you are still here on Sunday give serious consideration to playing the Box Hill Allegro.

Please provide link to the Allegro's website :)

ER
07-11-2008, 05:24 PM
Please provide link to the Allegro's website :)

ok then u provide the Box Hill website and I ll show ya! :P

MichaelBaron
07-11-2008, 07:19 PM
ok then u provide the Box Hill website and I ll show ya! :P

I am a customer..Box Hill Chess Club is a vendor ;). Customers should not be spending time finding the links...or may be i am just lazy :rolleyes:

Elwood Bendigo
07-11-2008, 09:29 PM
Charles W has put together this fantastic report
Thanks Charles

Solo
09-11-2008, 09:24 PM
Here is my game against Mirko, and I am trying the pgn recorder for the first time.

Solomon - Rujevic
Elwood 2008 Rd 6

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 {I don't think much of this move and reckon the more common 3. ... Qa5 is much better} 4.d4 a6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Be3 Bg4?! 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.Ne5 Nd5 10.Qf3! Nxe3 11.fxe3 c6 12.h4! f6 13.Nxg6 hxg6 14.Bd3 g5?! 15.hxg5 Rxh1+ 16.Qxh1 Qg3+ 17.Kd2 Qxg4 18.Nd5!! cxd5 19.Qxd5 Qd7 20.Bg6+ Kd8 21.Qf7 Kc7 22.Qxf8 Qg4 (22. ... Nc6 23. Qxa8 Nxd4 24.Rd1!) 23.a4! Qg2+ 24.Kd3 Qxg5 25.Be4 f5 {After this I thought White had the easiest endgame ever, but Black is disastrously tied down anyway.} 26.Qxf5 Qxf5 27.Bxf5 Nc6 28.Rg1 Rf8 29.Be4 Rf7 30.Rg6 a5 31.c3 Kd7 32.Bd5 Rf2 33.b3 Nd8 34.Rxg7 Kd6 35.Rg8 Kd7 36.Bc4 Rh2 37.Bb5+ Kc7 38.Rg7 Kd6 39.e4 Rh3+ 40.Kc4 Rh6 41.e5+ Ke6 42.Rg8 Nf7 43.Kc5 1-0

Also Congratulations Igor for winning the Vic Ch again! 11 y o Yi Liu just missed out on winning the Qld Ch, losing the crucial game today to the winner Tony Truscott. It is a good story for Tony though who won it at last after coming close many times since the early 70s!!

Capablanca-Fan
09-11-2008, 09:30 PM
From the report:

A classical Solo victory with White on top board against Guy West left us with an outright leader on 4/4 after Round 4; sadly for Guy, he got into just the sort of position you should not get into against Solo… Initiative and a space advantage was converted to a weakened Black kingside; and although Guy managed to simplify with a nice combination based on a knight fork, all this did was get him into a dead lost ending with an offside knight which could not stop Stephen’s passed a-pawn! (See game below).

Solomon, S (2431) - West, G (2299), 2008 Elwood Open Round 4, Board 1 02/11/2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0–0–0 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd4 e5 13.Bc5 Be6 14.Ne4 Re8 15.h4 h6 16.g4 Qc7 17.g5 h5 18.Bc4 Red8 19.Bb3 a5 20.a4 Rab8 21.Qf2 Bf8 22.Rhe1 Nf4 23.Rxd8 Qxd8 24.Nf6+ Kg7 25.Bxf8+ Qxf8 26.Bxe6 Qb4 27.Bb3 Qxb3 28.cxb3 Nd3+ 29.Kc2 Nxf2 30.Rxe5 Nh3 31.b4 axb4 32.a5 b3+ 33.Kd2 Nf4 34.Re8 Rxe8 35.Nxe8+ Kf8 36.Nc7 1–0