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    Australian Chess magazine

    The March/April 2004 issue of Australian Chess magazine is now available and was posted to subscribers yesterday. Cover is grey with Adelaide pictures.
    Will be on sale at Ballarat this weekend!

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    Yo Brian . . . been meaning to ask you mate. Who's this bloke Petrolito? And what's this business about Flude calling The Grob, the Spike? Tell him it's the Grob mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Yo Brian . . . been meaning to ask you mate. Who's this bloke Petrolito? And what's this business about Flude calling The Grob, the Spike? Tell him it's the Grob mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesslover
    a rose by another name, is still a rose
    Close but no cigar.
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    2 questions about this issue

    1. on the front page editorial, there is a fuzzy picture of the Asain continental delegates to FIDE. The caption says who can you spot? But then where is the answer to the question - it is very confusing Brian

    2. on page 35 you have the top 10 weekenders in Australia

    I do not know how you derived that - was it number of total players, prizemoney?

    1. Doeberl
    2. Ballarat Begonia
    3. Gold Coast Open
    4. fairfield summer cup
    5. ANU open
    6. Gold coast classic
    7. Caloundra open
    8. NSW open
    9. Adelaide Uni Open
    10. Tugernong Vikings
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    Wow.. I'd be putting the Adelaide Uni Open way ahead of the Gold Coast events.. must be based only on player turnout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Dickinson
    Wow.. I'd be putting the Adelaide Uni Open way ahead of the Gold Coast events.. must be based only on player turnout.
    and how come a prestige NSWCA event like the NSW Open is behind the ANU, fairfield and caloundra weekenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chesslover
    1. on the front page editorial, there is a fuzzy picture of the Asain continental delegates to FIDE. The caption says who can you spot? But then where is the answer to the question - it is very confusing Brian
    I believe it was a rhetorical question. You should be able to spot Evelyn Koshnitsky in the centre of the front row however, and probably even Phil Viner 5 from the right in the second row. As for the others, I might need more than 20 pixels to make out who they are.

    Quote Originally Posted by chesslover
    2. on page 35 you have the top 10 weekenders in Australia

    I do not know how you derived that - was it number of total players, prizemoney?

    1. Doeberl
    2. Ballarat Begonia
    3. Gold Coast Open
    4. fairfield summer cup
    5. ANU open
    6. Gold coast classic
    7. Caloundra open
    8. NSW open
    9. Adelaide Uni Open
    10. Tugernong Vikings
    I suspect its just Brian's opinion based on player reactions to the tournament, both in terms of things such as number of players, prizemoney, etc, as well as things like general tournament atmosphere, etc.

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    I have always assumed Brian's rankings are based on number of players. Perhaps it might be more meaningful to use an average or a weighted average of the last three years.

    Whatever, the fact that on any criteria at all ACT can get three tournaments into the top ten suggests there is scope for others to try harder. Add in Gold Coast (2), Caloundra and Ballarat and most of the action seems to be in the regions.

    We should remember that the NSW Open is a new event. I understand that the vision is for it to grow to something of Doeberl/Ballarat standing. On that subject, has the venue been decided yet? - it was still tba last time I looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Stead
    I suspect its just Brian's opinion based on player reactions to the tournament, both in terms of things such as number of players, prizemoney, etc, as well as things like general tournament atmosphere, etc.
    Haha hell no.. The Uni Open had over $4000 worth of prizes, cheap entry fees, a fantastic venue with a whole other room for practice games, a free dinner for the players, within walking distance of city shops, video facilities upstairs and a transfer tournament.. it should be #1 by a long way!
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    I actually thought the ranking was based on prizemoney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    I actually thought the ranking was based on prizemoney.

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    no - if it was just based on $, the list would be different

    maybe it is just Brian's personal opinion on what is the top 10 weekenders..
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    Yes, I wonder what someone who actually has played in all of the above events (possibly Ian Rogers) would submit as their order of the top 10

    I'm with Bruce so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesslover
    2. on page 35 you have the top 10 weekenders in Australia

    I do not know how you derived that - was it number of total players, prizemoney?

    1. Doeberl
    2. Ballarat Begonia
    3. Gold Coast Open
    4. fairfield summer cup
    5. ANU open
    6. Gold coast classic
    7. Caloundra open
    8. NSW open
    9. Adelaide Uni Open
    10. Tugernong Vikings
    I might be able to help a little here. According the grand prix calendar list I have for 2004, the last two tournaments mentioned here are not part of the grand prix calendar. If they are meant to be part of the 2004 season, then plz send me an email at ggrayggray@hotmail.com so i can update the calendar.
    the only other tournament on the 2004 grand prix calendar that doesnt have a category atm is the caloundra open.

    I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    I might be able to help a little here. According the grand prix calendar list I have for 2004, the last two tournaments mentioned here are not part of the grand prix calendar. the only other tournament on the 2004 grand prix calendar that doesnt have a category atm is the caloundra open.

    I hope this helps.
    and yet these tournaments are in the top 10 weekenders of australia

    I would have thought that Brian who compiled these lists would have told us how he made this list, rather than let us speculate and assume
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