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    2011 Croydon Club Championship 10 Feb - 24th Mar

    The Croydon Club Championship starts Thursday evening the 10th February and runs for 7 rounds until the 24th March.

    The championship will be held at our club rooms:
    Croydon RSL
    1 Civic Square
    Croydon VIC 3136
    (near bottom of Main Street)

    All rounds start at 7:45 pm and the time limit is 60 min + 30 sec. It will be ACF rated. Swiss Perfect pairings will be used. Players are advised to be present by 7:30 pm before round 1. The entry fee will be $10.

    The club championship is open to all 2011 club members - our club membership brochure can be downloaded from the home page of our website.

    Our annual membership fees are very affordable and our activities include a ton of different tournaments and events (including chess workshops) on Thursday evenings in Croydon as well as one GP weekender each year. For more details on the events we offer see our calendar: http://www.croydonchess.com/Calendar...S/Default.aspx
    Club Membership
    -- $60.00 / year for seniors
    -- $40.00 / year for juniors
    – $20.00 / year for 2nd junior
    – additional juniors free

    I warmly encourage players who live in Croydon and surrounding suburbs to join our club and play in our club championship! (if you live way across on the other side of the city you are equally welcome... ) Croydon has a wide range of players from beginners to master level and is a very friendly club.

    Contact and venue details, results and games can be found on the club site: www.croydonchess.com
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    arbiter

    Hi everyone. I'm very pleased to let you know that Ian Birchall will be arbiter. Many thanks, Ian!

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    Enquiries

    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    Contact and venue details, results and games can be found on the club site: www.croydonchess.com
    Any enquiries about the championship can also be directed to me here at chesschat. Other contact details can be found on this page: http://www.croydonchess.com/About/Co...S/Default.aspx
    If you wish to enter, just let one of us know or you may also turn up on the night. We look forward to seeing you there.

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    Round 1 Results

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     1 Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0]      0:1    Guy West           2283 [0]  
     2 Ian Birchall    1828 [0]      1:0    Linden Lyons       1150 [0]  
     3 Rodney Matthews 1074 [0]      0:1    Jamie Cross        1559 [0]  
     4 Kyle Gibson     1530 [0]      1:0    John M Fleming     993  [0]  
     5 Cameron Yung    983  [0]      1:0    Christopher Potter 1495 [0]  
     6 Joseph Wong     1331 [0]      1:0    Steve Scott        872  [0]  
     7 Pearl Yung      790  [0]      1:0    Jean Watson        1276 [0]  
    All games have been published on the Croydon Chess Club website (see post below). Here's the commentary for the first round:

    The Club Championship is underway in its new time slot at the beginning of the year. With many players clearing out the cobwebs after a number of weeks away from the board, the conditions were just right for upsets and the Yung family did not disappoint!

    On board 1, Ion couldn’t come up with a decent plan against Guy’s French. He lost the central battle and, shortly thereafter, the weak squares around his king proved fatal.

    Ian played a rather innocuous opening against Linden, where White declined for some time to play the called for c4 and allowed easy equality. However, Black was a little to too quick to start opening up the position and White’s better development combined with attacks on the Black queen allowed him to dominate the position before a final tactic caused resignation.

    On board 3, Rodney tried swapping off pieces in the opening, but it only seemed to help Black quickly develop his remaining pieces and solve his opening problems. Jamie ended up with considerable pressure against his opponent’s isolated queen pawn and K-side. A serious tactical error was the result and Rodney quickly succumbed.

    Board 4 saw John surviving a dodgy opening against Kyle, before accidentally giving up a piece. The closed nature of the position enabled John to last another 50 moves.

    A lovely tactic finished off a nicely played game by junior Cameron Yung to cause the biggest upset of the round in defeating Chris Potter. Well done, Cameron

    Board 6 saw a typically aggressive, but flawed, game from Joseph Wong. He offered a piece with 8.Ne5? Steve, wisely, didn’t take up the offer on that move, but after castling he missed playing 9….g5! with advantage. A number of other opportunities were missed by both players (e.g. 23…Rxe5 and 29…Re8 both winning a pawn). When down material, Joseph offered a draw which Steve declined. Finally, Steve buckled under the pressure from the clock, and Joseph’s harassing play, to give Joseph the win.

    On board 7, Jean Watson held the advantage out of the opening with Pearl’s pieces getting in each other’s way on the K-side. But she missed the opportunity to convert to a material advantage. Both players were then happy to swap down into a K&P endgame which clearly favoured Black, but K&P endgames aren’t called “tricky” for no reason. Black retreated at the wrong time (39.Kh5? instead of 39.g4! winning comfortably) and all of a sudden it was White who was winning. Black missed one last chance to cause difficulties with 44….e4, before succumbing. Congratulations Pearl!
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    Round 2 Pairings

    Here are the provisional pairings for Round 2:

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     1 Guy West           2283 [1]       :     Kyle Gibson     1530 [1]  
     2 Joseph Wong        1331 [1]       :     Ian Birchall    1828 [1]  
     3 Jamie Cross        1559 [1]       :     Cameron Yung    983  [1]  
     4 Christopher Potter 1495 [0]       :     Pearl Yung      790  [1]  
     5 Jean Watson        1276 [0]       :     Rodney Matthews 1074 [0]  
     6 John M Fleming     993  [0]       :     Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0]  
     7 Linden Lyons       1150 [0]       :     Steve Scott     872  [0]
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    R1 games have been published

    The games from Round 1 have been published on the Croydon Chess club website here.

    (Thanks, Steve! )

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    Round 2 Results ..... so far

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     1 Guy West           2283 [1]      1:0    Kyle Gibson     1530 [1]  
     2 Joseph Wong       1331  [1]      POST   Ian Birchall    1828 [1]  
     3 Jamie Cross        1559 [1]      POST     Cameron Yung  983 [1]  
     4 Christopher Potter 1495 [0]     .5:.5   Pearl Yung      790  [1]  
     5 Jean Watson        1276 [0]      1:0    Rodney Matthews 1074 [0]  
     6 John M Fleming     993  [0]      1:0    Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0]  
     7 Linden Lyons       1150 [0]      0:1    Steve Scott     872  [0]
    The games will appear on the club website in the next day or so. Here's the R2 commentary to whet your appetite:

    Round 2 Commentary

    Well there were no excuses for sluggish minds this week, but, despite two postponements, there were even more upset results than last week!
    Pearl and Steve carried on from their play last week and achieved fine results, while John surprised Ion with his careful, manoeuvring play. Interestingly, all the upsets involved the higher rated player allowing a knight fork winning the exchange!

    On Board 1, a Sicilian Defence turned French after Guy’s Smith-Morra Gambit was declined. Kyle made a series of slightly inferior moves which weakened his position while Guy gradually increased his hold. Kyle was again struggling with time, but he put up stubborn defence until 20….Nd7? and then the fatal 21…Re8?

    On board 4, neither player took full advantage of the unusual opening moves by their opponent, but it soon became clear that white had a winning space advantage. However, Chris chose to expand on the K-side with f4 at the wrong moment allowing a knight fork on e3 and the loss of the exchange. White still seemed to have good prospects, as the Black pieces were confined and Black’s K-side looking ready for storming. But, Pearl had other ideas and broke through on the Q-side with 24…a5?! to which Chris replied 25. b5? gaining the opportunity to win back the exchange, instead of 25. bxa5! winning. After that, a draw was agreed in a position favouring Black.

    The game on board 5 was over quickly when Rodney overlooked the main threat in Jean’s winning combination.

    With neither player willing to make a central break, the board 6 game began as a slow manoeuvring affair. But John seemed to get his pieces working together more effectively and his pawn break on the Q-side led to a winning invasion of Ion’s position.

    On Board 7, Steve broke opening rules by moving his d-pawn twice and played 5…d5! taking charge of the central light squares. Linden allowed a knight fork which lost him the exchange, but he fought back, gaining a passed pawn and reaching a very interesting B & Ps v R & Ps endgame, which both sides had chances to win. White needed to keep the Black R confined, while trying to create a second passed pawn. Black needed to get his K to e6 or e8 in front of the passed pawn and activate his R. Steve’s 46…b5, trying to create space and open files for the R, but exposing the Q-side pawns to attack, was risky. 50. Bd8 Ra7+ 51. Bc7 Ra8 52. Bxa5 was probably winning for White. Later 54.Bc7 would have lead to a similar position, but with the Black c pawn more advanced it was probably only a draw (albeit a tricky one!). However, the move played, 54.Kd6, prove to be fatal, as it let the Black K into e8, allowing the R freedom to roam.
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    Round 3 pairings delayed

    As one of the postponed games will be played Tuesday night, I'll wait until that result is known before finalising the R3 pairings. Pairings will be posted here first thing Wednesday morning.

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    Thanks for all the reports, Ian.

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    Round 3 Pairings

    In the postponed Round 2 game, Joseph Wong v Ian Birchall, White was surprised by a sudden piece attack against his king which he couldn't repulse.

    Here are the provisional pairings for Round 3:

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     1 Ian Birchall    1828 [2]       :     Guy West           2283 [2]  
     2 Pearl Yung      790  [1.5]     :     Jamie Cross        1559 [1x]  
     3 Kyle Gibson     1530 [1]       :     Cameron Yung       983  [1x]  
     4 John M Fleming  993  [1]       :     Joseph Wong        1331 [1]  
     5 Steve Scott     872  [1]       :     Jean Watson        1276 [1]  
     6 Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0]       :     Christopher Potter 1495 [.5] 
     7 Rodney Matthews 1074 [0]       :     Linden Lyons       1150 [0]

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    Round 3 Results

    The result of the other R2 postponed game - Jamie Cross 1-0 Cameron Yung.

    Round 3 Results, so far:

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     1 Ian Birchall    1828 [2]      0:1    Guy West           2283 [2]  
     2 Pearl Yung      790  [1.5]   post    Jamie Cross        1559 [2]  
     3 Kyle Gibson     1530 [1]     post    Cameron Yung       983  [1]  
     4 John M Fleming  993  [1]      0:1    Joseph Wong        1331 [1]  
     5 Steve Scott     872  [1]      0:1    Jean Watson        1276 [1]  
     6 Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0]     post    Christopher Potter 1495 [.5] 
     7 Rodney Matthews 1074 [0]      1:0    Linden Lyons       1150 [0]
    The games have been published on our website here.

    Round 3 Game Commentary:

    On board 1, an unusual choice in the opening, followed by a couple of weak moves, resulted in Ian giving up a pawn. Guy took control of the rest of the game.

    Boards 2, 3 and 6 were postponed.

    Joseph seemed to be able to go round picking up John’s pawns, almost at will. He then, cleverly, gained the exchange for one of the pawns and went on to win comfortably.

    Steve played aggressively, but his rook was in a precarious position on the side of the board. He had to give up a piece to salvage it. Jean was homing in on his king as Steve lost on time.

    After gaining a pawn early on, Linden couldn’t find a way to consolidate his position. Rodney’s harassing play eventually got its reward when Linden overlooked the threatened mate.

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    Round 4 Pairings

    As it might be a while before the postponed games from R3 are completed, I have gone ahead with the R4 pairings based on "anticipated" results for those games:

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     1 Guy West           2283 [3]       :     Jamie Cross     1559 [2x]  
     2 Jean Watson        1276 [2]       :     Ian Birchall    1828 [2]  
     3 Joseph Wong        1331 [2]       :     Kyle Gibson     1530 [1x]  
     4 Cameron Yung       983  [1x]      :     Pearl Yung      790  [1.5x]
     5 Christopher Potter 1495 [.5x]     :     John M Fleming  993  [1]  
     6 Steve Scott        872  [1]       :     Rodney Matthews 1074 [1]  
     7 Linden Lyons       1150 [0]       :     Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0x]

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    Round 4 Results

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     1 Guy West           2283 [3]      1:0    Jamie Cross     1559 [2]  
     2 Jean Watson        1276 [2]      0:1    Ian Birchall    1828 [2]  
     3 Joseph Wong        1331 [2]      1:0    Kyle Gibson     1530 [1]  
     4 Cameron Yung       983  [1]     post.   Pearl Yung      790  [1.5]
     5 Christopher Potter 1495 [.5]     1:0    John M Fleming  993  [1]  
     6 Steve Scott        872  [1]      1:0    Rodney Matthews 1074 [1]  
     7 Linden Lyons       1150 [0]      1:0    Ion Kloprogge   1266 [0]

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    Round 4 Game Commentary

    The games should be available on our website in the next couple of days, but here's the commentary in advance:

    On board 1, Jamie, while playing a new opening for him, got caught in a sharp variation he didn’t know and surrendered quickly.

    On board 2, Jean played well and deserved at least a draw. After keeping Ian under pressure in the early part of the game, she gave up a pawn. But she played a nice piece sacrifice to obtain drawing chances. This wasn’t responded to accurately by Ian and an ending resulted in which Jean’s passed pawns should have held against the N and pawns.

    On board 3, after Kyle made an incorrect capture on move 8, Joseph cleverly built up pressure on black’s position. Joseph missed a couple of opportunities to drive the win home earlier, but overall, a very impressive game by him.

    The board 4 game was postponed.

    On board 5, John was a little off form, allowing Chris to pick up a couple of easy pawns and the exchange. Chris expertly steered the game to a comfortable K & P endgame.

    At move 21, Rodney looked to be winning comfortably with the two bishops, central control and an extra passed pawn, however he pushed his passed pawn too quickly and allowed 22.Nb4 winning a piece. Steve could have finished the game off more quickly with 30.Qf3, but swapped down into an easily won endgame instead.

    An out of form Ion Kloprogge struggled to cope with Linden’s solid play.

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    Round 5 Pairings

    Here's the provisional pairings for Round 5. Some pairings may change if any posponed games that may be completed this weekend have unexpected results.
    Final pairings will be confirmed here on Monday.

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     1 Guy West        2283 [4]       :     Joseph Wong        1331 [3]  
     2 Jamie Cross     1559 [2x]      :     Ian Birchall       1828 [3]  
     3 Kyle Gibson     1530 [1x]      :     Christopher Potter 1495 [1.5x]
     4 Pearl Yung      790  [1.5xx]   :     Steve Scott        872  [2]  
     5 Cameron Yung    983  [1xx]     :     Jean Watson        1276 [2]  
     6 John M Fleming  993  [1]       :     Linden Lyons       1150 [1]  
     7 Rodney Matthews 1074 [1]       :     Ion Kloprogge      1266 [0x]

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