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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Or you can download it from here: http://www.ozchess2006.com/entry.htm
    Genius! Top mob....know what they're talking and doing.

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    Well done to QLD...

    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    In the mailbox today is a very nicely done brochure about the 2006 event. It's a very simply done document. It has everything I need to know in there. Unlike some wannabe organisers, with their expensive and useless brochure, it looks like this mob in QLD really know what they're doing.

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    Everything Graeme touches turns to gold. The event will be a model Australian Championship. He is great organiser and a model for anyone who wants to learn.
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    It's better to set goals that one cannot acheive than to settle for mediocrity.

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    So that is how it is going to be for the next four months hey, the Graeme Gardiner mutual admiration society

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    Lessons to learn..

    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    So that is how it is going to be for the next four months hey, the Graeme Gardiner mutual admiration society

    U could learn a lot from Graeme, Garvin. If you want to learn how to be a good organiser, he's the man to see in QLD...
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    I probably wouldn't go to the Championships anyway..... expecially if i get work soon..... I just had never heard of minor as being u1800
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    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    I probably wouldn't go to the Championships anyway..... expecially if i get work soon..... I just had never heard of minor as being u1800
    Why not get some lessons and win the U/1800?

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    So everything Graeme touches turns to gold eh Liberace? Then why are people still paying crazy prices to enter?$160 entry fee when top prize in the major is $1000 is a TOTAL RIP OFF. At least in the USA when people pay this kind of fee they get at least 3 times the prize money we get! It is up to the organisers to arrange decent sponsorship for the tournament,instead they keep slugging the average player to provide the bulk of the prize money for the championship. This is the primary reason why we dont have a national championship EVERY year,if they totally screwed the average club player every year the entry rates would drop off fairly quickly. Can you name me any other country in the developed world which has a national championship once every two years?

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    ahhh i love not being an organiser this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    So everything Graeme touches turns to gold eh Liberace? Then why are people still paying crazy prices to enter?$160 entry fee when top prize in the major is $1000 is a TOTAL RIP OFF. At least in the USA when people pay this kind of fee they get at least 3 times the prize money we get! It is up to the organisers to arrange decent sponsorship for the tournament,instead they keep slugging the average player to provide the bulk of the prize money for the championship. This is the primary reason why we dont have a national championship EVERY year,if they totally screwed the average club player every year the entry rates would drop off fairly quickly. Can you name me any other country in the developed world which has a national championship once every two years?

    What a load of rubbish. The adult 'main' events have a total prizefund of nearly $15000. If they get the same number of entries as Mt Buller, then they will be returning substantially *more* in prizes than they recieve in entries. Obviously they will expect substantially more entries than that, but the return will still be very good.

    Yes, the entries in the minor events will subsidise the Championship to a certain extent, but this is *no* different to any other event (Doeberl Cup, other weekenders, Aus Open) - the rank-and-file players contribute to the major prizes which they have virtually no chance of winning.

    Given that the minor is u/1800 this year, there will almost certainly be a smaller proportion in the Major than previously, so a $4000 prize pool looks excellent to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    It is up to the organisers to arrange decent sponsorship for the tournament,instead they keep slugging the average player to provide the bulk of the prize money for the championship.



    I have run a tornament for three years with a low entry fee ($20) and low prizes - but returning >100% of the total fees. The entries are low, inspite of the venue being plush, the atmosphere friendly and the actual event itself being damn near to faultless. The mix I have supplied is not pulling the players. The ONLY element that I can identify that could be the problem is the low prizes.

    This is disappointing because either:
    A majority of players are money grubbing peasents, or
    Top end players are money grubbing and don't come, so the remainer don't come so they can play them.

    Next year I will have to, maybe, organise a big purse and ensure/advertise confirmed entries of top players.

    I think the NSWCA events are suffering from the same disease as my event. In fact, perhaps the body of chess is suffering broad metastasis of professionalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    Yes, the entries in the minor events will subsidise the Championship to a certain extent, but this is *no* different to any other event (Doeberl Cup, other weekenders, Aus Open)
    EXCEPT for my "CommonMan"

    - the rank-and-file players contribute to the major prizes which they have virtually no chance of winning.
    Now THAT is nothing for us to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four four two
    So everything Graeme touches turns to gold eh Liberace? Then why are people still paying crazy prices to enter?$160 entry fee when top prize in the major is $1000 is a TOTAL RIP OFF. At least in the USA when people pay this kind of fee they get at least 3 times the prize money we get! It is up to the organisers to arrange decent sponsorship for the tournament,instead they keep slugging the average player to provide the bulk of the prize money for the championship. This is the primary reason why we dont have a national championship EVERY year,if they totally screwed the average club player every year the entry rates would drop off fairly quickly. Can you name me any other country in the developed world which has a national championship once every two years?
    LOL!!

    Hey, you should look at the various entry fees for GG's (Not ggray) events...

    But fear not - it IS safe to enter this event since I will be trapesing around Europe in January and not winning this tournament like I would normally.
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    If entries were to close now for the Minor, this would be the field.

    Code:
    No  Name                     Feder Loc 
    
    1.  CHEUNG, Ernest           QLD   1797
    2.  WELLER, Tony             QLD   1781
    3.  FITZPATRICK, Andrew      VIC   1742
    4.  WILKINSON, Leo           QLD   1733
    5.  POULTON, Chris           ACT   1714
    6.  HOVING, Eliot            NSW   1710
    7.  ALKIN, John              QLD   1638
    8.  CHELEBICHANIN, Nenad     QLD   1605
    9.  STOKES, Mark C           QLD   1601
    10. MESSINA, David           ACT   1574
    11. MOLLARD, Max J           VIC   1574
    12. DAVIDSON, Nathan P       QLD   1562
    13. COOKE, Tristrom          SA    1561
    14. DICKSON, Ian C           NSW   1546
    15. DUGGAN, Howard           QLD   1546
    16. STEWART, Craig A         QLD   1530
    17. TANNER, Greg             QLD   1517
    18. BISSON, Danny Wayne      NSW   1507
    19. PARKER, Trent            NSW   1490
    20. GOODWIN, Bob             QLD   1400
    21. NUTT, Jeff               QLD   1337
    22. BOOY, Peter              QLD   1320
    23. HARTLEY-HOLL, Clifford J QLD   1301
    24. WATERS, Mick             QLD   1295
    25. BENDER, Peter G          QLD   1283
    26. KOSPARTOV, Nick          QLD   1268
    27. CHRISTENSEN, Joshua      NSW   1267
    28. WILKIE, Mary E           NSW   1249
    29. LAU, Tony                NSW   1227
    30. HUMPHREY, John           QLD   1216
    31. SANDERSON, Christopher   SA    1159
    32. DE VERE, Cameron         QLD   1108
    33. HUGHES, Peter J          SA    1102
    34. THOMPSON, Cameron M      QLD   972 
    35. LOW, Brandon             SA    969 
    36. JOHNSTON, Andrew         QLD   960 
    37. THOMPSON, Ingrid         QLD   960 
    38. ROGERS, Jim              QLD   764 
    39. BEELEY, ROBERT           Qld       
    40. FITZPATRICK, LACHLAN     Qld       
    41. GILPIN, MATTHEW          Qld       
    42. LESKIEWICZ, LECH         Qld       
    43. MOFFATT, BLAKE           Qld       
    44. WILLIAMS, RUDY           Wa

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    and the first round pairings would be if everyone is playing the first round (assuming seed number 1 is white)

    Code:
    No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                     Loc  Total
    
     1 CHEUNG, Ernest       1797 [0]       :     HARTLEY-HOLL, Clifford J 1301 [0]  
     2 WATERS, Mick         1295 [0]       :     WELLER, Tony             1781 [0]  
     3 FITZPATRICK, Andrew  1742 [0]       :     BENDER, Peter G          1283 [0]  
     4 KOSPARTOV, Nick      1268 [0]       :     WILKINSON, Leo           1733 [0]  
     5 POULTON, Chris       1714 [0]       :     CHRISTENSEN, Joshua      1267 [0]  
     6 WILKIE, Mary E       1249 [0]       :     HOVING, Eliot            1710 [0]  
     7 ALKIN, John          1638 [0]       :     LAU, Tony                1227 [0]  
     8 HUMPHREY, John       1216 [0]       :     CHELEBICHANIN, Nenad     1605 [0]  
     9 STOKES, Mark C       1601 [0]       :     SANDERSON, Christopher   1159 [0]  
    10 DE VERE, Cameron     1108 [0]       :     MESSINA, David           1574 [0]  
    11 MOLLARD, Max J       1574 [0]       :     HUGHES, Peter J          1102 [0]  
    12 THOMPSON, Cameron M  972  [0]       :     DAVIDSON, Nathan P       1562 [0]  
    13 COOKE, Tristrom      1561 [0]       :     LOW, Brandon             969  [0]  
    14 JOHNSTON, Andrew     960  [0]       :     DICKSON, Ian C           1546 [0]  
    15 DUGGAN, Howard       1546 [0]       :     THOMPSON, Ingrid         960  [0]  
    16 ROGERS, Jim          764  [0]       :     STEWART, Craig A         1530 [0]  
    17 TANNER, Greg         1517 [0]       :     BEELEY, ROBERT                [0]  
    18 FITZPATRICK, LACHLAN      [0]       :     BISSON, Danny Wayne      1507 [0]  
    19 PARKER, Trent        1490 [0]       :     GILPIN, MATTHEW               [0]  
    20 LESKIEWICZ, LECH          [0]       :     GOODWIN, Bob             1400 [0]  
    21 NUTT, Jeff           1337 [0]       :     MOFFATT, BLAKE                [0]  
    22 WILLIAMS, RUDY            [0]       :     BOOY, Peter              1320 [0]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    and the first round pairings would be if everyone is playing the first round (assuming seed number 1 is white)

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    No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                     Loc  Total
    
     1 CHEUNG, Ernest       1797 [0]       :     HARTLEY-HOLL, Clifford J 1301 [0]  
     2 WATERS, Mick         1295 [0]       :     WELLER, Tony             1781 [0]  
     3 FITZPATRICK, Andrew  1742 [0]       :     BENDER, Peter G          1283 [0]  
     4 KOSPARTOV, Nick      1268 [0]       :     WILKINSON, Leo           1733 [0]  
     5 POULTON, Chris       1714 [0]       :     CHRISTENSEN, Joshua      1267 [0]  
     6 WILKIE, Mary E       1249 [0]       :     HOVING, Eliot            1710 [0]  
     7 ALKIN, John          1638 [0]       :     LAU, Tony                1227 [0]  
     8 HUMPHREY, John       1216 [0]       :     CHELEBICHANIN, Nenad     1605 [0]  
     9 STOKES, Mark C       1601 [0]       :     SANDERSON, Christopher   1159 [0]  
    10 DE VERE, Cameron     1108 [0]       :     MESSINA, David           1574 [0]  
    11 MOLLARD, Max J       1574 [0]       :     HUGHES, Peter J          1102 [0]  
    12 THOMPSON, Cameron M  972  [0]       :     DAVIDSON, Nathan P       1562 [0]  
    13 COOKE, Tristrom      1561 [0]       :     LOW, Brandon             969  [0]  
    14 JOHNSTON, Andrew     960  [0]       :     DICKSON, Ian C           1546 [0]  
    15 DUGGAN, Howard       1546 [0]       :     THOMPSON, Ingrid         960  [0]  
    16 ROGERS, Jim          764  [0]       :     STEWART, Craig A         1530 [0]  
    17 TANNER, Greg         1517 [0]       :     BEELEY, ROBERT                [0]  
    18 FITZPATRICK, LACHLAN      [0]       :     BISSON, Danny Wayne      1507 [0]  
    19 PARKER, Trent        1490 [0]       :     GILPIN, MATTHEW               [0]  
    20 LESKIEWICZ, LECH          [0]       :     GOODWIN, Bob             1400 [0]  
    21 NUTT, Jeff           1337 [0]       :     MOFFATT, BLAKE                [0]  
    22 WILLIAMS, RUDY            [0]       :     BOOY, Peter              1320 [0]


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