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    Aust Open (NCC U1600) Expulsion

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    In case anyone is wondering why there is a Bye in the U 1600 draw now, it is sad to report that a player had to be expelled from the tournament for cheating. That player appealed the decision of the arbiter which appeal was dismissed by the appeals committee, upholding the arbiter's decision by a 3-0 vote.
    I start this thread in the interests of newsworthiness and general interest. I'm hoping it will have value long after the morbidity and sensationalism (if any) has died down.

    I would appreciate an official statement if possible to clarify the situation. I would appreciate an unofficial statement from anyone, as long as it is made in absolute good faith and there is a genuine belief that the facts cited are accurate, and further on the understanding that any statement is indeed limited to facts, albeit some of them may be missing.
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    Does anyone know of any other events where an expulsion has occurred due to a charge of cheating? Both Aust and International.
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    He was caught using computer assistance whilst in the toilet.
    The arbiter expelled him from the tournament.
    He appealed the severity of the punishment.
    His appeal was unanimously dismissed by the appeals committee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    He was caught using computer assistance whilst in the toilet.
    The arbiter expelled him from the tournament.
    He appealed the severity of the punishment.
    His appeal was unanimously dismissed by the appeals committee.
    Thank you Bill. What a damn shame for everyone concerned. Is he an adult or a junior? I ask because I will severely curtail (be circumspect) any comment I make if he is a junior (and encourage others to do likewise).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Thank you Bill. What a damn shame for everyone concerned. Is he an adult or a junior? I ask because I will severly curtail any comment I make if he is a junior (and encourage others to do likewise).
    14 year old junior.
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    look ahead!

    umpire appeals committee! This tournament is too prestigious and brillliant to be marred by an, albeit sad, incident like this! Let's get on with it!
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    Excellent job by the arbiters and all involved. What, if any, further sentence will be imposed? Similar incidents OS have attracted up to a 10 year ban from playing in tournaments.
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    It's a terrible shame that this has happened. However, I'd like to point out that the Thread title is a little misleading. The player was expelled from then U1600 tournament which is called

    The Norths Chess Club Centenary Year Under 1600 Tournament

    Not the Australian Open.
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    Complex stuff.

    Have their being any similar situations in ACF history?

    Was wondering why anyone would bother to cheat at a U1600 tournament, but a 14 year old would make sense.

    Difficult case for the NSWCA considering the case

    1) Disciplinary action
    2) Ratings affect (against previous opponents, even previous periods)
    3) if FIDE rated, could they get involved.

    The ACF have my sympony.

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    Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    It's a terrible shame that this has happened. However, I'd like to point out that the Thread title is a little misleading. The player was expelled from the U1600 tournament which is called

    The Norths Chess Club Centenary Year Under 1600 Tournament

    Not the Australian Open.
    Rincewind is right. Re the question on further action, the situation will be referred to the NSWCA and the ACF.

    Incidentally, today's appeal had to wait until RW's game was finished to be heard, as his opponent Peter Abbott was on the appeals committee. Their game was drawn in the ending. Earlier, I thought RW had the better of it.

    RW or another mod, can you change the thread title to something like "NCC Centenary U 1600 Expulsion"? Ta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Rincewind is right. Re the question on further action, the situation will be referred to the NSWCA and the ACF.

    Incidentally, today's appeal had to wait until RW's game was finished to be heard, as his opponent Peter Abbott was on the appeals committee. Their game was drawn in the ending. Earlier, I thought RW had the better of it.

    RW or another mod, can you change the thread title to something like "NCC Centenary U 1600 Expulsion"? Ta.
    I saw the thread title not as referring so much to a specific tournament but to the event.

    The event is the Australian Open Championships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Incidentally, today's appeal had to wait until RW's game was finished to be heard, as his opponent Peter Abbott was on the appeals committee. Their game was drawn in the ending. Earlier, I thought RW had the better of it.
    Yeah I think if I had been a little sharper I could have done something with the c-file. I needed to avoid the exchange of rooks and/or somehow give infiltration squares for my king in the ending. In the end though I was happy to have played a reasonable game without too many blunders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    I saw the thread title not as referring so much to a specific tournament but to the event.

    The event is the Australian Open Championships.
    You raise a good point Bill so I have left "Aust Open" in the title but added "(NCC U1600)".
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    Completely warranted to expel him from the tournament, in my opinion.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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