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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
    There was once an SA weekender with just 2 entrants!
    I don't know about the weekender, might have been before my time, but I believe there was a State Championships in which no one entered back a few years ago and the entry deadline had to be extended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    The Interclub competition was concluded on Tuesday night with Matisons winning the competition by half a point from Adelaide in a very close competition. This was a very good result for Matisons who were without Srbo Zaric for about half the rounds because he was at the World Seniors. BB poster Peter Ballard is a member of the winning team and filled in on board 1 in Zaric's absense. Congratulation Peter.
    Well I only scored 0.5/2 on board 1, so I wouldn't get too carried away with the congratulations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pballard
    Well I only scored 0.5/2 on board 1, so I wouldn't get too carried away with the congratulations...
    The congratulations were for being part of the winning team, not just for your board 1 performance. You team only won the competition by half a point so your half a point was quite important. What did Zaric score on board 1? I know he beat Dakovic from a lost position and lost to Goldsmith.
    Who did you play on board 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    The congratulations were for being part of the winning team, not just for your board 1 performance. You team only won the competition by half a point so your half a point was quite important. What did Zaric score on board 1? I know he beat Dakovic from a lost position and lost to Goldsmith.
    Who did you play on board 1?
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    Zaric got 3/4. On board 1 I lost to Guthrie and drew with Mdinaradze - hardly a disgrace, but still disappointing after scoring very well on board 2 up to then. But yes the half point helped - Mdinaradze beat Bob Cowley in the last round, which allowed us to sneak past half a point past Cowley's team (Adelaide) to win. Unfortunately I was away for the last round so I missed the drama.

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    The new SA Blitz Champion is Matthew Juszczynski who won the title last night. His victory came after a playoff with Amir Amini and Edgar Mdinaradze. Mdinaradze, who was my favourite before the tournament, lead for most of the tournament and reached 9/10 going into the last round. His only loss being to Bernard Rigo. Junior Fedja Zulfic caused the huge upset in the last round by beating Mdinaradze. This allowed both Matthew and Amir to catch him. Matthew won then playoff winning both his games, while Mdinaradze beat Amini to finish second. Zulfic won the Under 1600 (rapid rating) prize which I was leading going into the final. I finished on 6/11 in an okay performance, but I did not play anywhere near as well as I played last year.

    Last week saw FM Aaron Guthrie win the October Rapid Tournament with 6/6.
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    According to a email I recieved IM Mark Chapman has won yesterdays Lidums Glenelg Allegro with a score of 7/7 with 4 players including FM Aaron Guthrie and James Obst being amoung the four players who finished equal second.

    The SACA website now has the results of all the tournaments held throughout the year, except yesterdays. The December Rapid was won by FM Aaron Guthrie with 5.5/6, the draw being against Bob Cowley. Edgar Mdinaradze finsihed second, after beating Cowley in the last round. Cowley, Andrew Saint, Eryk Papryzcki and Goran Dakovic finished equal 3rd on 4 points. John Riches returned to SA chess in this tournament after 2 years overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    According to a email I recieved IM Mark Chapman has won yesterdays Lidums Glenelg Allegro with a score of 7/7 with 4 players including FM Aaron Guthrie and James Obst being amoung the four players who finished equal second.

    The SACA website now has the results of all the tournaments held throughout the year, except yesterdays. The December Rapid was won by FM Aaron Guthrie with 5.5/6, the draw being against Bob Cowley. Edgar Mdinaradze finsihed second, after beating Cowley in the last round. Cowley, Andrew Saint, Eryk Papryzcki and Goran Dakovic finished equal 3rd on 4 points. John Riches returned to SA chess in this tournament after 2 years overseas.

    Scott
    Thanks for your regular updates Scott.

    I dropped in briefly. It looked like a big success, with something like 70 players; a number of them having a last hitout before the Australian championships/reserves/juniors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    According to a email I recieved IM Mark Chapman has won yesterdays Lidums Glenelg Allegro with a score of 7/7 with 4 players including FM Aaron Guthrie and James Obst being amoung the four players who finished equal second.
    I have seen another set of results which differ from the email I recieved yesterday. This morning in The Advertiser's sports section the results were given as 1st Mark Chapman 7/7, 2nd James Obst 6/7 and on 5.5 as equal third. I am not sure which are correct, sorry.

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    Thanks Scott for your efforts. Here are the officials results:

    1st
    IM Mark Chapman (7/7)

    2nd
    James Obst (6/7)

    3rd
    Kevin Sheldrick (5.5/7)
    CCIM Srbo Zaric (5.5/7)
    Tristan Stevens (5.5/7)
    Bob Cowley (5.5/7)

    1st Under 1750 Rating
    Sam Memedi (5/7)

    1st Under 1450 Rating
    Chris Vinall (4/7)
    Simeon Giminez (4/7)
    David Sargeant (4/7)
    Eduard Atrens (4/7)

    1st Under 1100 Rating
    James Griggs (3/7)
    Timothy Goh (3/7)
    Francis Goh (3/7)
    Reginald Goh (3/7)

    Best Performance
    Pavel Turcaj (4.5/7)

    Womenís
    Liz Ports (4/7)

    Veterans
    CCIM Srbo Zaric (5.5/7)

    Junior Under 18
    James Obst (6/7)

    Junior Girl Under 18
    Sophie Eustace (3.5/7)


    Junior Under 13
    Timothy Goh (3/7)
    Francis Goh (3/7)
    Reginald Goh (3/7)
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    Alex. Well done for getting the results in the sports section of yesterdays paper. Thanks for putting up the correct results. Did Aaron even play?
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    Yes he did play.
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    The SA Championship will be held over the next 9 tuesday nights. It will be a 10 player round robin tournament which will be FIDE rated. The first round is planned to start at 7:00pm next Tuesday, not the usaull 7:30pm. FM Aaron Guthrie and Bob Cowley have entered the tournament. Entry Fee $80. Guarenteed first prize of $500

    The Candidates tournament will also be held over the same period of time.

    The SAJCL will pay $20 of the entry of a junior that enters the Championship or Candidates tournament.

    The SACA AGM will be held this Sunday at 1pm. This will be followed by a blitz tournament at 2:30pm.

    There was the first tournament of SACA calendar played last night. It was an allegro which saw Alan Goldsmith, who only decided to play at the very last minute win the tournament with 5/5. There was large group on 4/5 including Guthrie, Cowley and Edgar Mdinaradze. I did not look at who else finished. And for those interested I played and struggled to 2/5 and it probably should have been less.

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    The SA championships started last with the strongest field for many years, although there was only 9 players instead of the hoped for 10 in the field. The field is headed by Trevor Tao who is playing his first state championships since 1997. His main challengers will be FM Aaron Guthrie, Srbo Zaric, Bob Cowley and reigning state champion James Obst.
    Last nights results saw a triumph for black with black winning on every board.
    The results being
    Mathew Juszczynski - James Obst 0-1
    Edgar Mdinaradze - Aaron Guthrie 0-1
    Bob Cowley - Trevor Tao 0-1
    Tristan Stevens - Srbo Zaric 0-1
    John Riches - Bye

    The closest game was the game between Stevens and Zaric with Stevens blundering in an exchange down endgame that would have been hard for Zaric to make progress in.
    SACA is still attempting to find a tenth player for the championships this week.

    The Candidates also started last night with all of the top seeds winning their games. I will put the full results up later when I am on a computer with Swiss Perfect on it.

    The SACA AGM was held on Sunday and saw the reelection of Andrew Saint as SACA President. Most of the other positions also remained unchanged. Tristain Stevens is the new ratings officer and will be deputy tournaments officer. SACA is looking for a new webmaster to replace Alex Saint.
    The AGM blitz was won by Andrew Saint.

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    The SA Championships and Candidates tournaments continued last night with the second round being played. The Championships is now a 10 player round robin tournament after Alan Goldsmith joined the field. This is the strongest SA Championships for many years. The first round game between Goldsmith and Riches will be played at a later date.
    The results of the second round are,

    Goldsmith, Alan D 2247 2059 1:0 Zaric, Srboljub 2250 2129
    Tao, Trevor 2422 2418 1:0 Stevens, Tristan 2006 1855
    Guthrie, Aaron 2244 2120 1:0 Cowley, Robert G (Bob) 2091
    Obst, James 2012 2054 1:0 Mdinaradze, Edgar 1915
    Riches, L John 1939 0:1 Juszczynski, Mathew 1790

    The candidates results from the first 2 rounds are,

    Round 1
    11 Atrens, Karlis (16) 1054 0:1 Garcia-Blanco, Miguel (1) 1678
    12 Jelic, Mato (2) 1642 1:0 Schoech, Franz (17) 1042
    13 Stephenson, Alison (18) 1009 0:1 Short, Andrew (3) 1633
    14 Paprzycki, Eryk (4) 1575 1:0 Milton, Tom (19) 995
    15 Low, Brandon (20) 969 0:1 Cooke, Tristrom (5) 1561
    16 Haydn, Gavin (6) 1553 1:0 Miller, Anthony (21) 968
    17 Branson, Edward (22) 945 0:1 Atrens, Eduard (7) 1502
    18 Zulfic, Fedja (8) 1417 0:1 Griggs, James (23) 815
    19 Knapp, Katrina (24) 726 0:1 Hill, Steven (9) 1390
    20 Corti, Mario (10) 1354 1:0 Mading, John Thon (25)
    21 Ajith, Chol Solomon (26) 1:0 Eustace, Sophie (11) 1205
    22 Hendrick, Geoff (12) 1190 0:1 Searle, Zachary (27)
    23 Pope, Oliver (28) 0:1 Ivancic, Fabian (13) 1159
    24 Milton, Anthony (15) 1115 1:0 Gage Brown, Liam(29)
    25 Sanderson, Christopher (14)1159 .5:.5 BYE

    Round 2

    11 Garcia-Blanco, Miguel (1) 1678 1:0 Hill, Steven (9) 1390
    12 Ivancic, Fabian (13) 1159 -:+ Jelic, Mato (2) 1642
    13 Short, Andrew (3) 1633 1:0 Corti, Mario (10) 1354
    14 Griggs, James (23) 815 0:1 Paprzycki, Eryk (4) 1575
    15 Cooke, Tristrom (5) 1561 .5:.5 Milton, Anthony (15) 1115
    16 Searle, Zachary (27) 0:1 Haydn, Gavin (6) 1553
    17 Atrens, Eduard (7) 1502 .5:.5 Ajith, Chol Solomon (26)
    18 Sanderson, Christopher (14)1159 0:1 Zulfic, Fedja (8) 1417
    19 Eustace, Sophie (11) 1205 1:0 Branson, Edward (22) 945
    20 Miller, Anthony (21) 968 1:0 Hendrick, Geoff (12) 1190
    21 Mading, John Thon (25) 0:1 Atrens, Karlis (16) 1054
    22 Schoech, Franz (17) 1042 1:0 Knapp, Katrina (24) 726
    23 Gage Brown, Liam (29) 1:0 Stephenson, Alison (18) 1009
    24 Milton, Tom (19) 995 1:0 Pope, Oliver (28)
    25 Kuol, Leek Gordon (30) 0:1 Low, Brandon (20) 969

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    Last nights round in the championship saw the following results

    Matthew Juszczynski - Alan Goldsmith 0-1
    Edgar Midinaradze - John Riches 1-0
    Bob Cowley - James Obst 1-0
    Tristan Stevens - Aaron Guthrie 1-0
    Srbo Zaric - Trevor Tao 1/2-1/2

    Zaric played an excellent game against Tao producing a strong attack, sacrificing 2 peices. Tao though was just able to hold on with very accurate defence and the resulting end where Zaric had 4 pawns for the a knight. The first draw in a tournament that has so far featured lots of attacking chess and hard fought games.

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