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Kevin Bonham
24-04-2010, 06:56 PM
The 2010 NZ Senior Champs is currently on in Canterbury. Following a decision made by FIDE Oceania Zone that selection for the Oceania spot for the World Seniors Champs would be by qualifying tournament and would alternate in hosting between Australia and New Zealand (I think I have that right!) NZ is currently hosting its first Oceania qualifier.

Website: http://www.chess.org.nz/

Standings after round 3:


Place Name Rtg Loc Score

1 Peter Fraemohs 1964 2001 3
2-4 Brian Jones 2072 2072 2.5
Peter Stuart 2042 2049 2.5
David Lovejoy 1985 1985 2.5
5-7 Geoff Davies 1885 2
Bruce Gloistein 1799 1678 2
Robert Mitchell 1709 1771 2
8-14 Vivian J Smith 1806 1751 1.5
Mark Sadler 1718 1.5
Anthony Booth 1863 1778 1.5
Nigel Cooper 1770 1658 1.5
William Lynn 1939 1834 1.5
Frank Hutchings 1977 1977 1.5
Lindsay Cornford 2210 1947 1.5
15-20 Allan W Mulligan 1705 1
Clarry Webber 1305 1
Arie J Nijman 1861 1912 1
Bruce Dellaca 1468 1
Michael Roberts 1
Robert Clarkson 1527 1
21 Roy L Keeling 1678 0

A few well known Australians near the pointy end but I suspect most of this field are Kiwis; if so for a national senior championship that is a very good rollup that puts several of our attempts at the same title to shame.

Oepty
26-04-2010, 09:27 PM
The 2010 NZ Senior Champs is currently on in Canterbury. Following a decision made by FIDE Oceania Zone that selection for the Oceania spot for the World Seniors Champs would be by qualifying tournament and would alternate in hosting between Australia and New Zealand (I think I have that right!) NZ is currently hosting its first Oceania qualifier.

Website: http://www.chess.org.nz/

Standings after round 3:


Place Name Rtg Loc Score

1 Peter Fraemohs 1964 2001 3
2-4 Brian Jones 2072 2072 2.5
Peter Stuart 2042 2049 2.5
David Lovejoy 1985 1985 2.5
5-7 Geoff Davies 1885 2
Bruce Gloistein 1799 1678 2
Robert Mitchell 1709 1771 2
8-14 Vivian J Smith 1806 1751 1.5
Mark Sadler 1718 1.5
Anthony Booth 1863 1778 1.5
Nigel Cooper 1770 1658 1.5
William Lynn 1939 1834 1.5
Frank Hutchings 1977 1977 1.5
Lindsay Cornford 2210 1947 1.5
15-20 Allan W Mulligan 1705 1
Clarry Webber 1305 1
Arie J Nijman 1861 1912 1
Bruce Dellaca 1468 1
Michael Roberts 1
Robert Clarkson 1527 1
21 Roy L Keeling 1678 0

A few well known Australians near the pointy end but I suspect most of this field are Kiwis; if so for a national senior championship that is a very good rollup that puts several of our attempts at the same title to shame.

Our attempts clashed with the Championships and some players played in other tournaments. I remember in Adelaide when Srbo Zaric won there was even defections from the original field to the major when it became clear there was not going to be enough for any easy format. The suggestion was made to make the best senior in the major but couldn't work because Zaric's rating was over 2150. It ended up being a 6 player double round robin, but there was more initially entered and more seniors playing in all the tournaments.
Scott

Tony Dowden
26-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Final Standings
Place Name Rtg Loc Score

1 Brian Jones 2072 2072 5.5
2 William Lynn 1939 1834 5
3-8 Peter Fraemohs 1964 2001 4.5
Peter Stuart 2042 2049 4.5
David Lovejoy 1985 1985 4.5
Nigel Cooper 1770 1658 4.5
Frank Hutchings 1977 1977 4.5
Lindsay Cornford 2210 1947 4.5
9-10 Geoff Davies 1885 4
Bruce Dellaca 1468 4
11-13 Bruce Gloistein 1799 1678 3.5
Vivian J Smith 1806 1751 3.5
Robert Mitchell 1709 1771 3.5
14-15 Anthony Booth 1863 1778 3
Arie J Nijman 1861 1912 3
16 Michael Roberts 2.5
17-19 Allan W Mulligan 1705 2
Roy L Keeling 1678 2
Robert Clarkson 1527 2
20 Mark Sadler 1718 1.5
21 Clarry Webber 1305 1

:hmm: that won't format very well!

Congratulations to 2010 Australasian Senior Champion FM Brian Jones of Parramatta, NSW and New Zealand Senior Champion William ('Wild Bill') Lynn of Hamilton :clap: :clap: :clap:

Adamski
27-04-2010, 11:28 PM
Yes, well done FM Brian and Bill. Good to see Kiwi Lindsay Cornford at the pointy end too. I haven't seen him in a major tournament field for some time. I vaguely recall a game I lost to him over 30 years ago!

Garrett
28-04-2010, 05:31 AM
Nice work Brian !

Capablanca-Fan
28-04-2010, 06:55 AM
Nice work Brian !
Indeed so. :clap: Some of the opponents were no slouches.

MichaelBaron
10-05-2010, 12:41 PM
Now Brian has one more title to add to his resume :). Well done!

Hopefully the next Australasian senior championship will be in Melbourne. Then the likely result will be 1.Rujevic 2. Hamilton

antichrist
10-05-2010, 10:17 PM
Douggie Hamilton is the only Aussie chessplayer I have met that has a sense of humour and enjoys a laugh - I will try and forget that he comes from Victoria

Brian_Jones
11-05-2010, 10:19 AM
Now Brian has one more title to add to his resume :). Well done! Hopefully the next Australasian senior championship will be in Melbourne. Then the likely result will be 1.Rujevic 2. Hamilton

I spoke to Mirko Rujevic at the Doeberl Cup - he said he might play in the Oceania Seniors Championship in Christchurch NZ but in the end didn't turn up. (Neither did Fred Flatow or Phil Viner). :confused:

For the next Oceania Seniors Championship to be held in Melbourne it will need Michael Baron to organise it.

I look forward to this announcement Michael and hope to playing in Melbourne in 2011 (after I compete for the GM title in Italy later this year!)! :D

MichaelBaron
12-05-2010, 01:04 AM
I spoke to Mirko Rujevic at the Doeberl Cup - he said he might play in the Oceania Seniors Championship in Christchurch NZ but in the end didn't turn up. (Neither did Fred Flatow or Phil Viner). :confused:

For the next Oceania Seniors Championship to be held in Melbourne it will need Michael Baron to organise it.

I look forward to this announcement Michael and hope to playing in Melbourne in 2011 (after I compete for the GM title in Italy later this year!)! :D

Brian, first of all congrats on your victory. Secondly, I will see you at the Aus senior champs...just give me a few years to get there....26 to be precise

antichrist
12-05-2010, 09:08 PM
Brian, first of all congrats on your victory. Secondly, I will see you at the Aus senior champs...just give me a few years to get there....26 to be precise

Could you compete and if win it not be awarded the title?

Adamski
13-05-2010, 12:12 AM
Could you compete and if win it not be awarded the title?

Nope. People who do not meet the age limitation cannot enter a "Seniors" championship.