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Brian_Jones
27-12-2008, 09:47 AM
http://cust.idl.com.au/cavalierchess/

that Caesar guy
22-01-2009, 05:33 PM
Yeah, I'm probably playing, count me in.

JM

Alexrules01
22-01-2009, 06:13 PM
I will be there :)

ER
22-01-2009, 08:53 PM
Hey Trent, Heather fixed u mate! :)
I saw the game in the website too! :P See ya Saturday ok? :)

Goughfather
26-01-2009, 09:45 PM
I may even try to make it myself. Brian, are you and Lee planning on playing?

Adamski
27-01-2009, 03:04 PM
I will be there :)Well done, Alex. I see from the web page that you beat IM Heather in her simul.

Alexrules01
27-01-2009, 03:53 PM
Well done, Alex. I see from the web page that you beat IM Heather in her simul.
Yep. Thanks :)
Highest rated player I have beat, even in a simul

Heres the game if anyone wants a look at the game :)

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=8592

themovingman
02-02-2009, 11:32 AM
I too hope to be there - it always was a good start to the year, years ago I had 2 regular tournaments - Newcastle to start the year and Fisher's Ghost to finish (unless there Was an Oz Open or champs) with others as 'fillers' - aah those were the days ...

Trent Parker
02-02-2009, 12:15 PM
I'll be there too! Newcastle Open holds a place in my ......... heart?

The newcastle Open was the very first Chess Tournament I entered back in 2001!

There were 60 players that year! Can we get this tournament up to those numbers again???

Trent Parker
06-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Attention to all who intend on playing this event: Rego is now from 10.00-10.15 with the first round starting at 10.30.

The website previously had a later stating time and I am advised that this had to be changed.

queenant89
06-02-2009, 01:09 PM
unfortunately im unable to play this year due to uni committments :( so i wish everyone all the best luck,

is there a field list up yet??

Tan the Bdx Man
08-02-2009, 04:44 PM
ill be there too.

is there gonna be a list of players coming up

Trent Parker
09-02-2009, 07:08 AM
As there are no early entries I think most people will just enter on the day. Although I've let Greg Wilson Know that i'd be coming.

I'll ask for a possible list of people.

tevez
09-02-2009, 10:23 AM
word on the street
is that the players below are playing:

Max Illingworth
Johnny Bolens
Lee Jones
Heather Richards
Trent Parker
Alex Mehan

Trent Parker
09-02-2009, 10:40 AM
so who is Tan the bdx man? we can add him to the list.

You can add TheRealDeal to the list (i think)

Adamski
09-02-2009, 11:35 AM
Could be one of the 3 Justin Tan's - NSW one I guess!

Trent Parker
09-02-2009, 02:58 PM
I have decided that if I win any prizemoney at the Newcastle open or subsequent tournaments while the appeal is going I will donate half of my winnings to the bushfire appeal.

So i hope to play some great chess

that Caesar guy
09-02-2009, 05:50 PM
so who is Tan the bdx man? we can add him to the list.

You can add TheRealDeal to the list (i think)
Yes, I am definately playing.

JM

Goughfather
09-02-2009, 10:06 PM
I will be playing.

I also caught up with a little Birdy today who informed me of several strong players he knew who were intending to play.

tevez
10-02-2009, 09:44 AM
word on the street
is that the players below are playing:


Gary Lane
Max Illingworth
Andrew Bird
James Morris
Justin Tan (aka bdx man)
David Castor
Johnny Bolens
Lee Jones
Heather Richards
Trent Parker
Alex Mehan

Basil
10-02-2009, 09:46 AM
We checked flights about a week ago. C. $2,000 to move the four of us up and down the coast. Sadly we will not be there - although we did consider it!

Trent Parker
10-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Hi Tevez

I believe that Tan the Bdx Man is not named justin Tan. I could be wrong but....

Lets just say I have a gut feeling

Vlad
10-02-2009, 11:58 AM
Gary Lane
Vlad Smirnov
Jessi Sales (most likely)
Max Illingworth
Andrew Bird
James Morris
David Castor
Johnny Bolens
Lee Jones
Heather Richards
Trent Parker
Alex Mehan
Anton Smirnov
Justin bdx man

Bill Gletsos
10-02-2009, 01:38 PM
Hi Tevez

I believe that Tan the Bdx Man is not named justin Tan. I could be wrong but....

Lets just say I have a gut feelingTan the Bdx Man is not Justin Tan, but another Tan

Alexrules01
10-02-2009, 07:07 PM
Gary Lane
Vlad Smirnov
Jessi Sales (most likely)
Max Illingworth
Andrew Bird
James Morris
David Castor
Johnny Bolens
Lee Jones
Heather Richards
Trent Parker
Alex Mehan
Anton Smirnov
Justin bdx man

Man... I don't have a chance against all those :P

Trent Parker
10-02-2009, 08:34 PM
Yeah i know i'm going to be too hard for you alex! :D

Tony Dowden
10-02-2009, 09:16 PM
I have decided that if I win any prizemoney at the Newcastle open or subsequent tournaments while the appeal is going I will donate half of my winnings to the bushfire appeal.

So i hope to play some great chess

Good on you Trent :clap: :clap: :clap:

Alexrules01
11-02-2009, 08:31 AM
Yeah i know i'm going to be too hard for you alex! :D

I hope you blunder again, if we play :P

Tan the Bdx Man
11-02-2009, 05:58 PM
sorry but im not Justin Tan im actually Kevin Tan

aroniyang
11-02-2009, 06:01 PM
Kevin Tan, the 2009 Australian Open Championships brilliancy prize winner.

Tan the Bdx Man
11-02-2009, 06:05 PM
and in case anyone was unsure Bdx stands for Bordeaux which is a city in France but in this context im relating to the football team shown by my avatar and display pic

Tan the Bdx Man
12-02-2009, 03:26 PM
Jerry Xu said he and Brendan Norman are also entering

cadd1ct
12-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Jerry Xu said he and Brendan Norman are also entering
haha yes I'm also playing, hey kevin, it was funny how everyone thought you were justin ^_^" im going to pay on the day, see everyone there.

tevez
13-02-2009, 10:51 AM
Gary Lane
Vlad Smirnov
Jessi Sales
Max Illingworth
Andrew Bird
James Morris
David Castor
Johnny Bolens
Lee Jones
Heather Richards
Trent Parker
Kevin Tan
Alex Mehan
Anton Smirnov
Jerry Xu
Brendan Norman

also forecast to be a bit drizzly on the w/e and 20c...
perfect weather for chess!

brett
15-02-2009, 03:57 PM
Does anyone have a crosstable or the most recent scores of this event?

Regards

Brett

Mischa
15-02-2009, 05:17 PM
James tells me that Max won the tournament

Mischa
15-02-2009, 05:20 PM
James took out the junior prize with a score of 4.5...losses to Heather and Vlad and a draw with someone
Max defeated Vlad
that is all the information I have

Mischa
15-02-2009, 07:58 PM
james came second in the lightening
Max didn't play
again this is all I know

bergil
15-02-2009, 08:10 PM
Max
Won Michael Tracey rd1
Won Michael McGuirk rd2
Draw Jesse Sales rd3
Won Gary Lane rd4
Won Krishna Thapa rd4
Won Lee "Tevez" Jones rd6
Won Vladimir Smirnov rd7

Basil
15-02-2009, 08:15 PM
Well done Max and James :clap:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/scene66/smilies/smiley-score010.gif

Mischa
15-02-2009, 08:18 PM
thank you
max did so well
james not so good but thanks

brett
15-02-2009, 08:25 PM
Nice work Max!

Any crosstables available Bergil?

Adamski
15-02-2009, 08:30 PM
Max
Won Michael Tracey rd1
Won Michael McGuirk rd2
Draw Jesse Sales rd3
Won Gary Lane rd4
Won Krishna Thapa rd4
Won Lee "Tevez" Jones rd6
Won Vladimir Smirnov rd7Congratulations Mr Illingworth. Way to go for Dee Why's Mighty Max! :clap: :clap:

Mischa
15-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Dianne will be pleased..:)

Bill Gletsos
16-02-2009, 12:45 AM
No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Max ILLINGWORTH NSW 2114 6.5 34:W 15:W 2:D 8:W 10:W 7:W 4:W
2 Jesse Noel SALES OS 2304 5.5 27:W 14:W 1:D 9:W 3:W 4:D 5:D
3 Andrew BIRD NSW 2118 5.5 28:W 26:W 4:D 5:W 2:L 8:W 9:W
4 Vladimir SMIRNOV NSW 2324 5 22:W 35:W 3:D 11:W 7:W 2:D 1:L
5 Ronald SCOTT NSW 2191 5 18:W 13:W 11:D 3:L 35:W 6:W 2:D
6 David CASTOR NSW 1974 5 37:W 32:W 10:W 7:L 20:W 5:L 14:W
7 Lee R JONES NSW 1967 4.5 30:W 16:W 12:W 6:W 4:L 1:L 10:D
8 Gary W LANE NSW 2336 4.5 23:W 12:W 9:D 1:L 14:W 3:L 25:W
9 Heather RICHARDS NSW 2132 4.5 29:W 19:W 8:D 2:L 22:W 11:W 3:L
10 Krishna THAPA OS 2143 4.5 33:W 17:W 6:L 21:W 1:L 27:W 7:D
11 James MORRIS VIC 2058 4.5 24:W 20:W 5:D 4:L 26:W 9:L 21:W
12 Jason CHAN NSW 1962 4.5 31:W 8:L 7:L 0:D 24:W 15:W 20:W
13 Arthur HUYNH NSW 1917 4.5 38:W 5:L 29:D 20:L 36:W 26:W 23:W
14 Brendon NORMAN NSW 1927 4 39:W 2:L 18:W 17:W 8:L 19:W 6:L
15 Michael McGUIRK NSW 1701 4 41:W 1:L 24:D 28:D 29:W 12:L 30:W
16 Toby J COATES NSW 4 21:W 7:L 22:D 27:L 34:W 17:D 35:W
17 Anthony PICKERING NSW 1754 4 43:W 10:L 34:W 14:L 33:D 16:D 28:W
18 Gary LOSH NSW 1491 4 5:L 38:W 14:L 39:W 21:L 22:W 31:W
19 Ron GROENHOUT NSW 1706 4 42:W 9:L 28:D 29:D 30:W 14:L 27:W
20 Nathalie EIMERS OS 1700 3.5 40:W 11:L 32:W 13:W 6:L 21:D 12:L
21 Mosaddeque ALI ACT 1740 3.5 16:L 37:W 30:W 10:L 18:W 20:D 11:L
22 Alex MEHAN NSW 1534 3.5 4:L 36:W 16:D 24:W 9:L 18:L 34:W
23 Herman RACHMADI NSW 1653 3.5 8:L 30:L 42:W 0:D 28:W 35:W 13:L
24 Michael WELTNER NSW 1374 3.5 11:L 40:W 15:D 22:L 12:L 42:W 37:W
25 David BEHNE-SMITH NSW 1775 3.5 32:L 34:L 43:W 31:W 0:D 33:W 8:L
26 Mike J CANFELL NSW 1703 3 0:W 3:L 39:W 35:D 11:L 13:L 33:D
27 Trent PARKER NSW 1528 3 2:L 31:W 35:L 16:W 37:W 10:L 19:L
28 Anton SMIRNOV NSW 1440 3 3:L 42:W 19:D 15:D 23:L 39:W 17:L
29 Norman GREENWOOD NSW 1452 3 9:L 41:W 13:D 19:D 15:L 31:L 39:W
30 Keith HOGAN NSW 1303 3 7:L 23:W 21:L 43:W 19:L 37:W 15:L
31 Jerry XU NSW 1269 3 12:L 27:L 41:W 25:L 32:W 29:W 18:L
32 Dylan SIOW-LEE NSW 598 3 25:W 6:L 20:L 37:L 31:L 40:W 42:W
33 Kevin TAN NSW 1482 3 10:L 39:L 40:W 38:W 17:D 25:L 26:D
34 Michael J TRACEY NSW 1423 2.5 1:L 25:W 17:L 0:D 16:L 38:W 22:L
35 Tristan STEVENS SA 1943 2.5 36:W 4:L 27:W 26:D 5:L 23:L 16:L
36 Nick BEARE ACT 1212 2.5 35:L 22:L 37:L 41:W 13:L 43:W 38:D
37 Graeme DEACON NSW 1373 2 6:L 21:L 36:W 32:W 27:L 30:L 24:L
38 Veikko KUNKEL NSW 1038 2 13:L 18:L 0:+ 33:L 42:D 34:L 36:D
39 Mary E WILKIE NSW 1172 2 14:L 33:W 26:L 18:L 43:W 28:L 29:L
40 Arron AGNOLI NSW 2 20:L 24:L 33:L 42:L 41:W 32:L 0:W
41 Doug WRIGHT NSW 2 15:L 29:L 31:L 36:L 40:L 0:W 43:W
42 Eddie CHEN NSW 1.5 19:L 28:L 23:L 40:W 38:D 24:L 32:L
43 Trevor McILVEEN NSW 100 1 17:L 0:W 25:L 30:L 39:L 36:L 41:L

Bill Gletsos
16-02-2009, 12:46 AM
No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Max ILLINGWORTH NSW 2114 6.5 34:W 15:W 2:D 8:W 10:W 7:W 4:W
2 Jesse Noel SALES OS 2304 5.5 27:W 14:W 1:D 9:W 3:W 4:D 5:D
3 Andrew BIRD NSW 2118 5.5 28:W 26:W 4:D 5:W 2:L 8:W 9:W
4 Vladimir SMIRNOV NSW 2324 5 22:W 35:W 3:D 11:W 7:W 2:D 1:L
5 Ronald SCOTT NSW 2191 5 18:W 13:W 11:D 3:L 35:W 6:W 2:D
6 David CASTOR NSW 1974 5 37:W 32:W 10:W 7:L 20:W 5:L 14:W
7 Lee R JONES NSW 1967 4.5 30:W 16:W 12:W 6:W 4:L 1:L 10:D
8 Gary W LANE NSW 2336 4.5 23:W 12:W 9:D 1:L 14:W 3:L 25:W
9 Heather RICHARDS NSW 2132 4.5 29:W 19:W 8:D 2:L 22:W 11:W 3:L
10 Krishna THAPA OS 2143 4.5 33:W 17:W 6:L 21:W 1:L 27:W 7:D
11 James MORRIS VIC 2058 4.5 24:W 20:W 5:D 4:L 26:W 9:L 21:W
12 Jason CHAN NSW 1962 4.5 31:W 8:L 7:L 0:D 24:W 15:W 20:W
13 Arthur HUYNH NSW 1917 4.5 38:W 5:L 29:D 20:L 36:W 26:W 23:W
14 Brendon NORMAN NSW 1927 4 39:W 2:L 18:W 17:W 8:L 19:W 6:L
15 Michael McGUIRK NSW 1701 4 41:W 1:L 24:D 28:D 29:W 12:L 30:W
16 Toby J COATES NSW 4 21:W 7:L 22:D 27:L 34:W 17:D 35:W
17 Anthony PICKERING NSW 1754 4 43:W 10:L 34:W 14:L 33:D 16:D 28:W
18 Gary LOSH NSW 1491 4 5:L 38:W 14:L 39:W 21:L 22:W 31:W
19 Ron GROENHOUT NSW 1706 4 42:W 9:L 28:D 29:D 30:W 14:L 27:W
20 Nathalie EIMERS OS 1700 3.5 40:W 11:L 32:W 13:W 6:L 21:D 12:L
21 Mosaddeque ALI ACT 1740 3.5 16:L 37:W 30:W 10:L 18:W 20:D 11:L
22 Alex MEHAN NSW 1534 3.5 4:L 36:W 16:D 24:W 9:L 18:L 34:W
23 Herman RACHMADI NSW 1653 3.5 8:L 30:L 42:W 0:D 28:W 35:W 13:L
24 Michael WELTNER NSW 1374 3.5 11:L 40:W 15:D 22:L 12:L 42:W 37:W
25 David BEHNE-SMITH NSW 1775 3.5 32:L 34:L 43:W 31:W 0:D 33:W 8:L
26 Mike J CANFELL NSW 1703 3 0:W 3:L 39:W 35:D 11:L 13:L 33:D
27 Trent PARKER NSW 1528 3 2:L 31:W 35:L 16:W 37:W 10:L 19:L
28 Anton SMIRNOV NSW 1440 3 3:L 42:W 19:D 15:D 23:L 39:W 17:L
29 Norman GREENWOOD NSW 1452 3 9:L 41:W 13:D 19:D 15:L 31:L 39:W
30 Keith HOGAN NSW 1303 3 7:L 23:W 21:L 43:W 19:L 37:W 15:L
31 Jerry XU NSW 1269 3 12:L 27:L 41:W 25:L 32:W 29:W 18:L
32 Dylan SIOW-LEE NSW 598 3 25:W 6:L 20:L 37:L 31:L 40:W 42:W
33 Kevin TAN NSW 1482 3 10:L 39:L 40:W 38:W 17:D 25:L 26:D
34 Michael J TRACEY NSW 1423 2.5 1:L 25:W 17:L 0:D 16:L 38:W 22:L
35 Tristan STEVENS SA 1943 2.5 36:W 4:L 27:W 26:D 5:L 23:L 16:L
36 Nick BEARE ACT 1212 2.5 35:L 22:L 37:L 41:W 13:L 43:W 38:D
37 Graeme DEACON NSW 1373 2 6:L 21:L 36:W 32:W 27:L 30:L 24:L
38 Veikko KUNKEL NSW 1038 2 13:L 18:L 0:+ 33:L 42:D 34:L 36:D
39 Mary E WILKIE NSW 1172 2 14:L 33:W 26:L 18:L 43:W 28:L 29:L
40 Arron AGNOLI NSW 2 20:L 24:L 33:L 42:L 41:W 32:L 0:W
41 Doug WRIGHT NSW 2 15:L 29:L 31:L 36:L 40:L 0:W 43:W
42 Eddie CHEN NSW 1.5 19:L 28:L 23:L 40:W 38:D 24:L 32:L
43 Trevor McILVEEN NSW 100 1 17:L 0:W 25:L 30:L 39:L 36:L 41:L

Watto
16-02-2009, 11:11 AM
No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Max ILLINGWORTH NSW 2114 6.5 34:W 15:W 2:D 8:W 10:W 7:W 4:W
2 Jesse Noel SALES OS 2304 5.5 27:W 14:W 1:D 9:W 3:W 4:D 5:D
3 Andrew BIRD NSW 2118 5.5 28:W 26:W 4:D 5:W 2:L 8:W 9:W
4 Vladimir SMIRNOV NSW 2324 5 22:W 35:W 3:D 11:W 7:W 2:D 1:L
5 Ronald SCOTT NSW 2191 5 18:W 13:W 11:D 3:L 35:W 6:W 2:D
6 David CASTOR NSW 1974 5 37:W 32:W 10:W 7:L 20:W 5:L 14:W
7 Lee R JONES NSW 1967 4.5 30:W 16:W 12:W 6:W 4:L 1:L 10:D
8 Gary W LANE NSW 2336 4.5 23:W 12:W 9:D 1:L 14:W 3:L 25:W
9 Heather RICHARDS NSW 2132 4.5 29:W 19:W 8:D 2:L 22:W 11:W 3:L
...

Hi Bill. I was just wondering why Heather Richards from NSW doesn’t appear in the list of top female players on the acf website even though there's an exclamation mark against her rating on the site itself? What’s the story there?

EDIT: Ah. Has she just recently changed federations? Hope so. I see she's a former English Olympiad player. On the ACF site, she’s on the foreign players list but in the Newcastle Open she’s down as being from NSW.

Denis_Jessop
16-02-2009, 02:09 PM
Hi Bill. I was just wondering why Heather Richards from NSW doesn’t appear in the list of top female players on the acf website even though there's an exclamation mark against her rating on the site itself? What’s the story there?

EDIT: Ah. Has she just recently changed federations? Hope so. I see she's a former English Olympiad player. On the ACF site, she’s on the foreign players list but in the Newcastle Open she’s down as being from NSW.

She still appears on the FIDE web site as an English player.

DJ

Watto
16-02-2009, 02:12 PM
She still appears on the FIDE web site as an English player.

DJ
Yes, I saw that too. Perhaps the NSW listing here is incorrect.

Bill Gletsos
16-02-2009, 02:24 PM
Yes, I saw that too. Perhaps the NSW listing here is incorrect.The NSW in the tournament listing did not come from the ACF master file.

As far as I know she is still OS.

Tan the Bdx Man
16-02-2009, 03:44 PM
why doesnt somebody just ask her

that Caesar guy
16-02-2009, 03:45 PM
losses to Heather and Vlad and a draw with someone

The loss against Vlad was just rubbish, played the worst game of chess for at least 6 months :(
Against Heather, I was easily better out of the opening, but miscalculated, thinking her cheap trick didn't work, but it did :(
And the someone was Ronald Scott, where I accepted a draw in a won position.
First round was good, but against a 1700 called Nathalie Eimers, I got into a little bit of trouble.
Against Mike Canfell, I dropped a pawn for nothing in a Sicilian, but managed to swindle him with a classic Nd5 sac, with his king in the centre.
Last round against Mos Ali, I played f4 against him :lol:, but I dropped an exchange with again, a miscalculation. But I swindled him too.
Overall, I wasn't happy with my performance at all.

JM

tevez
16-02-2009, 07:06 PM
Hi Bill. I was just wondering why Heather Richards from NSW doesn’t appear in the list of top female players on the acf website even though there's an exclamation mark against her rating on the site itself? What’s the story there?

EDIT: Ah. Has she just recently changed federations? Hope so. I see she's a former English Olympiad player. On the ACF site, she’s on the foreign players list but in the Newcastle Open she’s down as being from NSW.

it should have been OS not NSW.
i think allan (DOP) put the names in manually (didn't use the master list).
would have mentioned it to him but didn't realise he typed them in until now.

don't think she plans to change from england to australia
but is currently living in newcastle with aussie boyfriend.

cadd1ct
16-02-2009, 08:05 PM
congraz to all the prize winners.

Special thanks to the organises and hope you all had a great time.











JX

LozCooper
01-12-2009, 01:13 AM
why doesnt somebody just ask her

Heather Richards is still highly thought of by the English Chess Federation and we hope she will be available in the future to represent England.

Loz Cooper
Director of International Chess
English Chess Federation