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    2018 MCC Semi-Open tournament (RR + Swiss) (27 Aug - 22 Oct)

    2018 MCC Semi-Open Tournament (Round Robin and Swiss)

    NEW FORMAT
    This year, the MCC Open has been tweaked to create a new dual-format tournament, the MCC Semi-Open which will comprise (1) a 9 rounds round-robin event for the top 10 players and (2) a 9 round Swiss open event for the rest of the field.

    Tournament Page
    (View current entries)

    Location
    Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

    Format
    9 Rounds Round-Robin Tournament for the top 10 FIDE rated players
    9 Rounds Swiss Open Tournament for the rest of the entered players
    Both tournaments will be ACF and FIDE (Round-Robin and Swiss) rated

    Note:Round-Robin players must enter by Thursday 23 August 2018. This is to allow the pairings for the Round-Robin Tournament to be set several days before Round 1.

    Time Control
    90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move.
    Forfeit time is 30 minutes after the advertised start time.

    Entry Fee
    $65 Full Member, $55 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members).
    Club member GMs/WGMs, IMs/WIMs, and FMs/WFMs free.
    GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs not resident in Victoria free.

    Timetable
    Round 1: Mon 27th Aug, 7.15pm
    Round 2: Mon 3rd Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 3: Mon 10th Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 4: Mon 17th Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 5: Mon 24th Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 6: Mon 3rd Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 7: Mon 8th Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 8: Mon 15th Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 9: Mon 22nd Oct, 7.15pm

    Byes (Swiss Open Tournament only)
    Player may take up to two half point byes for rounds 1-7

    Prizes
    Round-Robin Tournament (Guaranteed!)
    1st: $700
    2nd: $400

    Swiss Open Tournament
    $1200 prize pool (based on 40 paying players, may be adjusted up or down depending on actual numbers)
    Field will be divided into three prize divisions:
    Prize category 1: 1st-$260 & 2nd-$140
    Prize category 2: 1st-$260 & 2nd-$140
    Prize category 3: 1st-$260 & 2nd-$140
    Brilliancy prize (over both Tournaments): $40 book voucher at club bookshop

    Results/Pairings
    In Chess Chat tournament discussion thread

    Tournament Organiser
    Simon Dale (0407 834 027 or scd@thecrag.com)

    Arbiter
    Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426 731 726 or melbchessclub@gmail.com)

    Further Questions
    melbchessclub@gmail.com

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    We have tentative applications from the following people for the Round Robin:

    Chris Wallis 2324
    Greg Canfell 2219
    Carl Gorka 2148
    Mirko Rujevic 2087
    Thai Ly 2016
    Marcus Raine 1928
    Bill Jiang 1900
    Paul Kovacevic 1782

    Selection will be based on the highest 10 FIDE rated applicants on the due date. Please note that applications to the Round Robin will not be accepted on the Monday the competition starts. Note also that we may have a rating cutoff for the Swiss.

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    We now have 12 applicants for the round robin.

    Chris Wallis 2324
    Greg Canfell 2219
    Carl Gorka 2148
    Mirko Rujevic 2087
    Thai Ly 2016
    Marcus Raine 1928
    Bill Jiang 1900
    Paul Kovacevic 1782

    New applicants

    Daniel Gusain
    Frank Lekkas
    Colin Savige
    David Lacey

    Unfortunately FIDE ratings is currently down so I cannot get the new applicants ratings just now.

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    Good chance I'll play in this too, Simon, I'll complete an entry form once I'm certain

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    Here is the tentative Round Robin list again (don't forget only the top 10 get to play in the round robin) ...


    Chris Wallis 2324
    Greg Canfell 2219
    Carl Gorka 2148
    Daniel Gusain 2096
    Mirko Rujevic 2087
    Frank Lekkas 2047
    Thai Ly 2016
    Eamonn O'Molloy 1957
    David Lacey 1933
    Marcus Raine 1928
    Bill Jiang 1900
    Colin Savige 1893
    Paul Kovacevic 1782

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    RR applicants

    Chris Wallis 2324
    Greg Canfell 2219
    Carl Gorka 2148
    Daniel Gusain 2096
    Mirko Rujevic 2087
    Frank Lekkas 2047
    Thai Ly 2016
    Eamonn O'Molloy 1957
    David Lacey 1933
    Marcus Raine 1928
    Bill Jiang 1900
    Colin Savige 1893
    Tony Davis 1879
    Paul Kovacevic 1782

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    Entries for RR now due by Saturday 25 Aug 2018 - current entries

    Quote Originally Posted by scd View Post
    RR applicants

    Chris Wallis 2324
    Greg Canfell 2219
    Carl Gorka 2148
    Daniel Gusain 2096
    Mirko Rujevic 2087
    Frank Lekkas 2047
    Thai Ly 2016
    Eamonn O'Molloy 1957
    David Lacey 1933
    Marcus Raine 1928
    Bill Jiang 1900
    Colin Savige 1893
    Tony Davis 1879
    Paul Kovacevic 1782
    Damagoj Dragicevic has indicated that he will likely play in the tournament.

    Please note that the deadline for entries to Round-Robin portion of the Semi-Open has been extended to Saturday, 25 August 2018.

    Entries to Swiss portion can be made up till the start of round 1 on Monday 27 August 2018. But note that we may exclude any potential entrant to the Swiss if that player's rating significantly exceeds the rating of the lowest rated player in the Round Robin. Therefore, we encourage any strong player to confirm their entry to the Semi-Open by Saturday.

    Here are list of other current entries to the Semi-Open not noted above:

    Alex Jones
    Oliver Li
    Roger Beattie
    Hartley Shawcross
    Satya Prakash
    Romain Mortelecque
    Archit Kannan
    Benjamin Neal
    Matthew Arthur


    As usual, we strongly encourage any player (whether eligible to the Round Robin or the Swiss) to pre-register before the start of the round 1.

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    2018 MCC Semi-Open Swiss tournament, Results of round 4

    Code:
    2018 MCC Semi-open Swiss: Pairing of round 4, at 19:15 of 17/09/2018
    
    ===================================================================================
      1 = Khaled,Omar          ( 2.5) - Savige,Colin B       ( 3.0) =   5 -   4 = 0 - 1
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      2 = Kovacevic,Paul       ( 2.5) - O'Molloy,Eamonn      ( 2.5) =   8 -   2 =  - 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      3 = Hawkins,Sean         ( 2.5) - Stewart,Scott        ( 2.5) =  36 -   7 = 0 - 1
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      4 = Jones,Alex           ( 2.5) - Kalisch,Tom          ( 2.0) =  13 -   9 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      5 = Ly,Thai              ( 2.0) - Culbert,Joshua       ( 2.0) =   1 -  15 =  - 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      6 = Dizdarevic,Mehmedali ( 2.0) - Klukowski,Jacek      ( 2.0) =   6 -  17 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      7 = Hooi,Ethan           ( 2.0) - Beattie,Roger        ( 2.0) =  10 -  25 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      8 = Prakash,Satya        ( 2.0) - Dakic,Dusan          ( 2.0) =  22 -  11 =  - 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      9 = Wyss,Felix           ( 2.0) - Lim,Christopher      ( 2.0) =  23 -  12 = 0 - 1
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     10 = Kannan,Archit        ( 1.5) - Middleton,Jody       ( 1.5) =  26 -  14 = 0 - 1
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11 = Anton,Sarah          ( 1.5) - Fry,Peter            ( 1.5) =  16 -  21 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12 = Papadinis,Jim        ( 1.5) - Gerats,Arnaud        ( 1.5) =  18 -  46 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13 = Chang,Sophie         ( 1.5) - Li,Oliver            ( 1.5) =  41 -  20 = 0F-1F
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14 = Soetanto,Brandon     ( 1.0) - Shawcross,Hartley    ( 1.0) =  27 -  37 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     15 = Kolak,Tanya          ( 1.0) - Hooi,Kathleen        ( 1.0) =  38 -  28 =  - 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     16 = Frantzeskos,Robert   ( 1.0) - Wallace,Andrew       ( 1.0) =  29 -  40 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     17 = Campbell,Ollie       ( 1.0) - Kazantzidis,Kosta    ( 1.0) =  30 -  47 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     18 = Khamatgaleev,Michael ( 1.0) - Mortelecque,Romain   ( 0.5) =  43 -  48 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     19 = Lovegrove,Adam       ( 0.5) - Neal,Benjamin        ( 0.5) =  35 -  31 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     20 = Anda,Andre           ( 0.0) - Snow,Richard A       ( 0.0) =  34 -  44 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     21 = Poberezovsky,Daniel  ( 2.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  24 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     22 = Voon,Richard         ( 1.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  19 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     23 = Lee,Lachlan          ( 1.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  33 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     24 = Van Sebille,Sulia    ( 1.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  39 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     25 = Arthur,Matthew       ( 1.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  42 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     26 = Sanusi-Goh,Gavyn     ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  32 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     27 = Lacey,David          ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   3 -   0 = 0    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     28 = Medland,Robert       ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  45 -   0 = 0    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
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    2018 MCC Semi-Open Round Robin tournament, Results of round 4

    Code:
    2018 MCC Semi-open Round Robin tournament: Pairing of round 4, at 19:15 of 17/09/2018
    
    ===================================================================================
      1 = Dragicevic,Domagoj   ( 0.0) - Zelesco,Karl         ( 3.0) =  10 -   7 =  rescheduled
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      2 = Rujevic,Mirko        ( 1.5) - Beaumont,David       ( 0.0) =   8 -   6 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      3 = Wallis,Christopher   ( 2.5) - Gorka,Carl           ( 1.5) =   9 -   5 = 1 - 0
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      4 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 0.0) - Cannon,David         ( 1.0) =   1 -   4 = 0F-1F
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      5 = Lekkas,Frank         ( 1.5) - Simutanyi,Kozo       ( 1.0) =   2 -   3 =  - 
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    2018 MCC Semi-Open Swiss tournament, Pairing of round 5

    Code:
    2018 MCC Semi-open Swiss: Pairing of round 5, at 19:15 of 24/09/2018
    
    ===================================================================================
      1 = Savige,Colin B       ( 4.0) - Jones,Alex           ( 3.5) =   4 -  13 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      2 = Stewart,Scott        ( 3.5) - Dizdarevic,Mehmedali ( 3.0) =   7 -   6 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      3 = Lim,Christopher      ( 3.0) - Kovacevic,Paul       ( 3.0) =  12 -   8 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      4 = Poberezovsky,Daniel  ( 3.0) - Hooi,Ethan           ( 3.0) =  24 -  10 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      5 = O'Molloy,Eamonn      ( 3.0) - Ly,Thai              ( 2.5) =   2 -   1 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      6 = Anton,Sarah          ( 2.5) - Khaled,Omar          ( 2.5) =  16 -   5 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      7 = Kalisch,Tom          ( 2.5) - Papadinis,Jim        ( 2.5) =   9 -  18 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      8 = Dakic,Dusan          ( 2.5) - Li,Oliver            ( 2.5) =  11 -  20 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      9 = Middleton,Jody       ( 2.5) - Prakash,Satya        ( 2.5) =  14 -  22 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     10 = Culbert,Joshua       ( 2.5) - Hawkins,Sean         ( 2.5) =  15 -  36 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     11 = Klukowski,Jacek      ( 2.0) - Khamatgaleev,Michael ( 2.0) =  17 -  43 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     12 = Frantzeskos,Robert   ( 2.0) - Voon,Richard         ( 2.0) =  29 -  19 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     13 = Soetanto,Brandon     ( 2.0) - Campbell,Ollie       ( 2.0) =  27 -  30 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     14 = Fry,Peter            ( 1.5) - Van Sebille,Sulia    ( 1.5) =  21 -  39 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     15 = Kolak,Tanya          ( 1.5) - Wyss,Felix           ( 1.5) =  38 -  23 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     16 = Gerats,Arnaud        ( 1.5) - Kannan,Archit        ( 1.5) =  46 -  26 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     17 = Hooi,Kathleen        ( 1.5) - Lee,Lachlan          ( 1.5) =  28 -  33 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     18 = Shawcross,Hartley    ( 1.0) - Lovegrove,Adam       ( 1.5) =  37 -  35 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     19 = Wallace,Andrew       ( 1.0) - Anda,Andre           ( 1.0) =  40 -  34 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     20 = Kazantzidis,Kosta    ( 1.0) - Neal,Benjamin        ( 0.5) =  47 -  31 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     21 = Mortelecque,Romain   ( 0.5) - Snow,Richard A       ( 0.0) =  48 -  44 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     22 = Chang,Sophie         ( 1.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  41 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     23 = Arthur,Matthew       ( 1.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  42 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     24 = Sanusi-Goh,Gavyn     ( 0.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  32 -   0 =     
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     25 = Beattie,Roger        ( 2.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  25 -   0 = 0    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     26 = Lacey,David          ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   3 -   0 = 0    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     27 = Medland,Robert       ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  45 -   0 = 0    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
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    2018 MCC Semi-Open Round Robin tournament, Pairing of round 5

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    2018 MCC Semi-open Round Robin tournament: Pairing of round 5, at 19:15 of 24/09/2018
    
    ===================================================================================
      1 = Simutanyi,Kozo       ( 0.5) - Dragicevic,Domagoj   ( 0.0) =   3 -  10 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      2 = Cannon,David         ( 1.0) - Lekkas,Frank         ( 2.0) =   4 -   2 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      3 = Gorka,Carl           ( 1.5) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 0.0) =   5 -   1 =  1F-0F 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      4 = Beaumont,David       ( 0.0) - Wallis,Christopher   ( 3.5) =   6 -   9 =  ... 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      5 = Zelesco,Karl         ( 3.0) - Rujevic,Mirko        ( 2.5) =   7 -   8 =  ... 
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    2018 MCC Semi-Open Round Robin tournament, Crosstable before round 5

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    2018 MCC Semi-open Round Robin tournament
    Melbourne - 27/08/2018, 22/10/2018
    
     Cross Table
    
     Pos ID  NAME                 Elo   T  Fed   Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      1   9  Wallis,Christopher   2324  FM VIC   3.5  |  *   .   .      1   1   1   .   .   .  
      2   7  Zelesco,Karl         2373  FM VIC   3.0  |  .   *   .   .   1   1   .   .   1   a  
      3   8  Rujevic,Mirko        2087  IM VIC   2.5  |  .   .   *   .      0   1   .   1   .  
      4   2  Lekkas,Frank         2047     VIC   2.0  |     .   .   *   .   .      a   .   1  
      5   5  Gorka,Carl           2148     VIC   1.5  |  0   0      .   *   .   .   .   1   .  
      6   4  Cannon,David         2079     VIC   1.0  |  0   0   1   .   .   *   .   +   .   .  
      7   3  Simutanyi,Kozo       2055     VIC   0.5  |  0   .   0      .   .   *   1   .   .  
      8   1  Gusain,Daniel    (W) 2096     VIC   0.0  |  .   .   .   a   .   -   0   *   .   a  
      9   6  Beaumont,David       2031     VIC   0.0  |  .   0   0   .   0   .   .   .   *   a  
     10  10  Dragicevic,Domagoj   2266  FM VIC   0.0  |  .   a   .   0   .   .   .   a   a   *  
    
    Remark:
    round  1: Gusain,Daniel        - Dragicevic,Domagoj   =  adj 
    round  2: Dragicevic,Domagoj   - Beaumont,David       =  adj 
    round  2: Gusain,Daniel        - Lekkas,Frank         =  adj 
    round  4: Dragicevic,Domagoj   - Zelesco,Karl         =  adj 
    round  4: Gusain,Daniel        - Cannon,David         = 0F-1F
    
    Gusain,Daniel has withdrawn from the tournament
    
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