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    Rooty Hill are competing in a global chess.com teams tournament. In Round 1 our team had a resounding victory!

    Chess.com 20/20 World Chess Competition 10 min+5 sec increment
    Round 1 - Seven Players for each team – Commonwealth of Massachusetts team vs Rooty Hill Chess Club 1.5- 12.5.
    Congrats to our team that convincingly beat their first round opponents.
    Full results at https://www.chess.com/club/matches/l...-sydney/912463
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Online results this week:
    Tues 5 mins arena. https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...arena--1387262 Winner: Parthiv10 (Parthiv Prithvi) 53 points. 12 players

    Thurs 10 mins Swiss. https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...-blitz-2608319 Winner: andreavb (Andrea Bucci), 3.5/4. 10 players

    Same events on this week on the same nights of the week.
    All our onlne results can be seen at https://www.chess.com/club/live-tour...ill-chess-club

    Our hope is to start the Rooty Hill Open on on Tuesday 26 October and finish the tournament on Tuesday 21 December. Obviously this depends on what the NSW Government allows.
    All going well we MAY be able to start the Open one week earlier.
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    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Rooty Hill are competing in a global chess.com teams tournament. In Round 1 our team had a resounding victory!

    Chess.com 20/20 World Chess Competition 10 min+5 sec increment
    Round 1 - Seven Players for each team – Commonwealth of Massachusetts team vs Rooty Hill Chess Club 1.5- 12.5.
    Congrats to our team that convincingly beat their first round opponents.
    Full results at https://www.chess.com/club/matches/l...-sydney/912463
    Congratulations on the resounding win!
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Congratulations on the resounding win!
    Thanks. The crediit for organising our team goes to our captain, Anup Kumar.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Online chess this week on chess.com

    Tues: 5 mins Arena. Winner: AnInnocentPlayer (Sayum Rupasinghe), 38. 11 players

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...arena--1398499

    Thurs: 10 mins Swiss. Winner:HappySunshine09 (Joy Liu). 3/3. 8 players

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...-swiss-2609475
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    The current plan is to start the Rooty Hill Open on 19 Oct. All entering the premises will need to have had 2 Covid vaccinations and wear a mask.
    Last edited by Adamski; 26-09-2021 at 05:53 PM.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    The current plan is to start the Rooty Hill Open on 19 Oct. All entering the premises will need to have had 2 Covid vaccinations and wear a mask.
    So you are running the Rooty Hill Closed on 19 Oct.

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    Yes. Here are the full details:
    The 2021 Rooty Hill Open
    9 Round FIDE & ACF rated tournament
    Pairings by Vega using FIDE approved Baku Acceleration Method
    Clocks Start promptly at 7.15pm: Default time 7:45pm

    Tuesday, 19 October Rd1
    Tuesday, 26 October rd 2
    Tuesday, 2 November rd 3
    Tuesday, 9 November rd 4
    Tuesday, 16 November rd 5
    Tuesday, 23 November rd 6
    Tuesday, 30 November rd 7
    Tuesday, 7 December rd 8
    Tuesday, 14 December rd 9

    Time Control -90 mins for all moves, plus 30 seconds per move from the start
    Entry Fee Rooty Hill CC Members $30.00 - $20 Juniors --- $50.00 Non Members
    ** point byes must be requested at least one week prior to the round requested ** No byes are permitted in rounds 8 & 9
    Prize money Guaranteed 1st $400.00 2nd $200.00 3rd $150.00
    ACF U1900 $150.00 U1600 $150.00 U1300 $150.00
    Entries only via our Website

    Players are eligible for only 1 prize. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings.
    Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
    Players not normally resident in Australia must be listed on the FIDE website to play
    Any player who arrives at the chessboard, more than 30 minutes, after the start of the session, shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
    Participants over 16 must be Covid-19 Double Vaccinated to enter the venue Rooty Hill RSL (West HQ)
    You must wear a fitted face mask in the venue
    Ratings used will be FIDE October 2021 - ACF September 2021


    Registered Players List:
    Name Fed FIDE Rtg ACF Rtg
    McGowan, Cameron AUS 2150 2223
    Luchtmeijer, Anthonie Pieter AUS 2046 2118
    Hill, Martin NZL 2000 0
    Mangrobang, Noel AUS 1962 1996
    Cristobal, Rodolfo AUS 1921 1928
    Phan, James AUS 1891 1897
    Vincent, Alaina IND 1889 1928
    Pigram, Daniel AUS 1884 1989
    Quek, Kristine AUS 1855 1513
    Cabilin, Jeff AUS 1847 1898
    Siva Sankaran, Anup Kumar IND 1811 1838
    Marner, Gavin NZL 1807 1854
    Muller, Hans P AUS 1720 1759
    Cassettari, Peter AUS 1698 1700
    Wang, Daniel AUS 1633 1531
    Jain, Kamal AUS 1593 1502
    Anup Kumar, Vihaan AUS 1571 1541
    Ahmed, Hammad PAK 1567 1275
    Yao, John AUS 1534 1447
    Adams, Jonathan AUS 1532 1391
    Duckworth, Terry AUS 1531 1457
    Kukrka, Sasa AUS 1530 1412
    Zhang, Richard AUS 1521 1398
    de Villiers, Jean NSW 0 1500
    Liao, Jingni AUS 1490 1336
    Herreros, Bill AUS 1488 1329
    Prithvi, Parthiv AUS 1474 1218
    Hu, Edward AUS 1465 1544
    Al-Neemy, Laith AUS 1440 1394
    He, Angela AUS 1431 1029
    Can, Ryan AUS 1414 1358
    Assa, Khaled AUS 1408 1248
    Cyriac, Jose AUS 1406 1238
    Yap, Jonathan AUS 1406 1190
    Assa, Walid AUS 1364 1227
    Gao, Terry AUS 1353 929
    Kingsley, Ross AUS 1336 1176
    Bhargava, Kshitij IND 1335 0
    Hickman, Joe AUS 1244 1029
    Pan, Renee Yang AUS 1242 851
    Wang, Caleb AUS 1228 856
    Ravichandran, Magesh AUS 1149 784
    He, Andrew AUS 1148 780
    Athalye, Rohit AUS 1137 837
    Nichols, John AUS 1029 490
    Negi, Ravindra AUS 1001 562
    Magesh, Devahuti NSW 0 299
    Vella, Arthur NSW 0 103
    Bolan, Jamie NSW 0 0
    Mulder, Brendon NSW 0 0
    Nair, Aaditya NSW 0 0
    Negi, Roma NSW 0 0
    Thamilchelvan, Yaalavan NSW 0 0
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    The current plan is to start the Rooty Hill Open on 19 Oct. All entering the premises will need to have had 2 Covid vaccinations and wear a mask.
    So you are running the Rooty Hill Closed on 19 Oct.

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    Rooty Hill Open October 19th start rd 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Chigoresov View Post
    So you are running the Rooty Hill Closed on 19 Oct.
    The Rooty Hill OPEN is an OPEN chess tournament not a closed event, OPEN to all players

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    Online chess on the Rooty Hill club on chess.com last week:

    1. Tuesday 5 mins Arena. Winner: Smokydarkv1 (Daniel Pigram) with 37 points. 13 players.
    https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...arena--1411777
    2. Thursday 10 mins Swiss. Winner: BarakASimon (Barak Atzmon-Simon) 3/3. 6 players. (Too near the long weekend.)
    https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...-swiss-2627050

    The same events will be on this coming week. Start time is 6.30 pm. Registrations from 5.30 pm on the day.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Firstly, note that the Rooty Hill Open has its own thread: See http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ooty+Hill+Open

    Rooty Hill Online Chess Club:
    Last Tuesday 5 October Online Arena Tournament 5 min
    6 Players - 1st AnInnocentPlayer 5. Full Results at https://www.chess.com/tournament/liv...-arena-1424144

    Last Thursday 7 October Online Blitz Tournament 10 min 7 rounds
    No Tournament was held.

    This Tuesday 12 October Online Arena Tournament 5 min
    Starts 6.30pm sharp and registrations open at 5.30pm at our website as in my sig.

    This Thursday 14 October Online Blitz Tournament 10 min 7 rounds
    Starts 6.30pm sharp and registrations open at 5.30pm at our website.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Unless things in NSW change so that the Rooty Hill Open cannot be played, starting Tuesday 19 Oct, this week will be the last one this year of Rooty Hill tournaments on chess.com.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Rooty Hill A team in the teams comp on chess.com had close games on Sunday against higher rated Dundee City team where on the top 2 boards Dundee had IMs. Best part for us was Cameron McGowan managed to win against an IM and draw on board1. Dundee City won with the score 8-4.

    Rooty Hill B team had a close finish against Dundee City B team and we won with a score 3.5-2.5

    Link is at: https://www.chess.com/live#tm=912487
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Online chess result this week on our ches.com Rooty Hill club:

    Victory for BarakASimon (Barak Atzmon-Simon)
    Tues 5 mins arena: 39/1.

    https://www.chess.com/club/live-tour...lub?type=arena

    Thurs 10 mins Swiss was not played.

    No more Rooty Hill club tournaments online this year.
    Last edited by Adamski; 17-10-2021 at 05:53 PM.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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