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Craig_Hall
20-10-2010, 07:25 PM
This event will be held Labour Weekend (23-25 October i.e. this weekend), and is an open 6 round Swiss. Prizes are dependent on entries, but we do have our traditional sponsorship of good bottles of wine courtesy of Dancing Water Winery (http://www.dancingwater.co.nz) (new sponsor, but same product). More details are available at the Canterbury CC website at www.chess.org.nz, including the ability to enter using our convenient web form.

I also hope to be able to post intermittent updates here, in addition to the standard round-by-round draw, results and standings on the official website (all going well, the games should be up before I leave on Monday night).

Tony Dowden
20-10-2010, 08:46 PM
Thanks Craig, I hope the event goes well. If Arie wins this one as well then you youngsters should all retire ;)

:hmm: Given more warning I might actually have played as I had a research meeting to set up. As it is I'll be dropping in on Earthquake City on Nov 7-9 (enough aftershocks already!)

Adamski
20-10-2010, 09:49 PM
This event will be held Labour Weekend (23-25 October i.e. this weekend), and is an open 6 round Swiss. Prizes are dependent on entries, but we do have our traditional sponsorship of good bottles of wine courtesy of Dancing Water Winery (http://www.dancingwater.co.nz) (new sponsor, but same product). More details are available at the Canterbury CC website at www.chess.org.nz, including the ability to enter using our convenient web form.

I also hope to be able to post intermittent updates here, in addition to the standard round-by-round draw, results and standings on the official website (all going well, the games should be up before I leave on Monday night).Hi Craig, and welcome to Chess Chat. I still have the scoresheets of sooe epic battls betwen yyou and i at Cant CC.

All the best for the All-Canty (are you arbiting?) and I do hope then aftershocks are finally over. I still know a lot of people in Christchurch (I did live there for 7 years) and thank God none of them have suffered majorly. But they do all know people who have lost businesses, homes or possessions.

heligan
22-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Your website suggests that the event is FIDE-rated, but it is not listed as such by FIDE. Events have to be registered at least a month in advance. Given the hefty penalty fees, it can't be rated retrospectively...

Craig_Hall
23-10-2010, 07:18 AM
Round One is underway.


1 Nigel Cooper 1777 : Ben Martin 2420
2 Andhika Machdoem 2133 : Simon Ward 1741
3 Andrew Hamilton 1714 : Peter Fraemohs 2035
4 Ross Jackson 1977 : George Aranui 1571
5 Timothy Rains 1480 : Chris Benson 1848
6 Arie Nijman 1842 : Clarry Webber 1302
7 Seong-June Her : Hamish Gold 1815

Tony Dowden
23-10-2010, 09:31 AM
Great to see IM Ben Martin pushing wood again :D

It's quite a strong event given the small numbers.

(Go Hamish!)

Craig_Hall
23-10-2010, 10:52 AM
Round two starts at 2:30pm (NZT).


1 Ben Martin 2420 : Ross Jackson 1977
2 Chris Benson 1848 : Andhika Machdoem 2133
3 Peter Fraemohs 2035 : Arie Nijman 1842
4 Hamish Gold 1815 : Renato Remaneses 1930
5 George Aranui 1571 : Nigel Cooper 1777
6 Simon Ward 1741 : Seong-June Her
7 Clarry Webber 1302 : Andrew Hamilton 1714
8 Timothy Rains 1480 1:0 BYE

Craig_Hall
23-10-2010, 03:12 PM
Standings after round 2:



1-3 Ben Martin 2420 2
Andhika Machdoem 2133 2
Peter Fraemohs 2035 2
4 Renato Remaneses 1930 1.5
5-12 Chris Benson 1848 1
Ross Jackson 1977 1
Arie Nijman 1842 1
Nigel Cooper 1777 1
Simon Ward 1741 1
Andrew Hamilton 1714 1
Timothy Rains 1480 1
Hamish Gold 1815 1
13-15 George Aranui 1571 0
Clarry Webber 1302 0
Seong-June Her 0

Draw for Round 3:


1 Andhika Machdoem 2133 : Ben Martin 2420
2 Renato Remaneses 1930 : Peter Fraemohs 2035
3 Ross Jackson 1977 : Simon Ward 1741
4 Nigel Cooper 1777 : Chris Benson 1848
5 Arie Nijman 1842 : Timothy Rains 1480
6 Andrew Hamilton 1714 : Hamish Gold 1815
7 Clarry Webber 1302 : George Aranui 1571
8 Seong-June Her 1:0 BYE

Interestingly, all games have gone to seeding so far - no upsets.

CivicChessMan
23-10-2010, 04:52 PM
Ben Martin's last tournament was the 2007 All-Canterbury Champs. Ben and Roger Nokes tied for first with 5/6 with Andy Machdoem third on 4.5. Despite a three year absence, Ben must be the hot favourite to win again. No Nokes or Nic Croad this time.

Craig_Hall
24-10-2010, 10:37 AM
Finally an upset, as Tim Rains held Arie Nijman to a draw!

Round Four draw:


1 Ben Martin 2420 : Peter Fraemohs 2035
2 Renato Remaneses 1930 : Andhika Machdoem 2133
3 Hamish Gold 1815 : Ross Jackson 1977
4 Timothy Rains 1480 : Andrew Hamilton 1714
5 George Aranui 1571 : Arie Nijman 1842
6 Seong-June Her : Nigel Cooper 1777
7 Simon Ward 1741 : Clarry Webber 1302
8 Chris Benson 1848 .5:.5 BYE


Standings:


1 Ben Martin 2420 3
2 Peter Fraemohs 2035 2.5
3-7 Andhika Machdoem 2133 2
Renato Remaneses 1930 2
Ross Jackson 1977 2
Chris Benson 1848 2
Hamish Gold 1815 2
8-9 Timothy Rains 1480 1.5
Arie Nijman 1842 1.5
10-14 Andrew Hamilton 1714 1
Nigel Cooper 1777 1
Simon Ward 1741 1
Seong-June Her 1
Clarry Webber 1302 1
15 George Aranui 1571 0

Craig_Hall
24-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Draw for Round 5:


1 Ben Martin 2420 : Renato Remaneses 1930
2 Peter Fraemohs 2035 : Hamish Gold 1815
3 Chris Benson 1848 : Arie Nijman 1842
4 Ross Jackson 1977 : Andhika Machdoem 2133
5 Nigel Cooper 1777 : Simon Ward 1741
6 Andrew Hamilton 1714 : Seong-June Her
7 George Aranui 1571 : Timothy Rains 1480
8 Clarry Webber 1302 1:0 BYE

Current standings:


1 Ben Martin 2420 4
2 Renato Remaneses 1930 3
3-7 Peter Fraemohs 2035 2.5
Ross Jackson 1977 2.5
Hamish Gold 1815 2.5
Chris Benson 1848 2.5
Arie Nijman 1842 2.5
8-12 Andhika Machdoem 2133 2
Nigel Cooper 1777 2
Clarry Webber 1302 2
Simon Ward 1741 2
Andrew Hamilton 1714 2
13 Timothy Rains 1480 1.5
14 Seong-June Her 1
15 George Aranui 1571 0

CivicChessMan
24-10-2010, 11:38 PM
1 Ben Martin 2420 1:0 Peter Fraemohs 2035
2 Renato Remaneses 1930 1:0 Andhika Machdoem 2133
3 Hamish Gold 1815 .5:.5 Ross Jackson 1977
4 Timothy Rains 1480 0:1 Andrew Hamilton 1714
5 George Aranui 1571 0:1 Arie Nijman 1842
6 Seong-June Her 0:1 Nigel Cooper 1777
7 Simon Ward 1741 1:0 Clarry Webber 1302
8 Chris Benson 1848 .5:.5 BYE

Fully expect Ben Martin to score a picket fence with 2 rounds to play. Decent scrap going on for second.

Qbert
25-10-2010, 06:05 AM
Fully expect Ben Martin to score a picket fence with 2 rounds to play. Decent scrap going on for second.
Since the real contest is for second - Go Hamish!:D

Adamski
25-10-2010, 06:29 AM
Great to see IM Ben Martin pushing wood again :D

It's quite a strong event given the small numbers.

(Go Hamish!)Ditto on Ben. Is ge back living in NZ or just visiting?

Qbert
25-10-2010, 06:50 AM
Ditto on Ben. Is he back living in NZ or just visiting?
Ben lives in Chch now and has done for quite a few years. He last played in Dunedin while visiting during our December Rapid Open (http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/OCCnews/news2004/XmasRapid.htm)in 2004, (which he won).

CivicChessMan
25-10-2010, 06:57 AM
Ben has been living in Christchurch for a few years now. He is a lecturer in the maths department at Canterbury University.

Craig_Hall
25-10-2010, 07:07 AM
Ben is busy with family these days, but he has managed to make it to this tournament a few times, winning 4 in a row from 2004 - 2007 (I think he has won every one that he has attended).

The battle for 2nd is looking rather crowded, but at least it makes for a bit of excitement :).

Craig_Hall
25-10-2010, 10:40 AM
Not surprisingly, Ben has run away with things, but the battle for second is still very active.

Round Six Draw:


No Name Loc Result Name Loc

1 Arie Nijman 1842 : Ben Martin 2420
2 Peter Fraemohs 2035 : Ross Jackson 1977
3 Renato Remaneses 1930 : Andrew Hamilton 1714
4 Hamish Gold 1815 : Chris Benson 1848
5 Simon Ward 1741 : Timothy Rains 1480
6 Clarry Webber 1302 : Nigel Cooper 1777
7 Andhika Machdoem 2133 : Seong-June Her
8 George Aranui 1571 1:0 BYE


Current Standings:


1 Ben Martin 2420 5
2 Ross Jackson 1977 3.5
3-9 Peter Fraemohs 2035 3
Renato Remaneses 1930 3
Hamish Gold 1815 3
Chris Benson 1848 3
Arie Nijman 1842 3
Simon Ward 1741 3
Andrew Hamilton 1714 3
10-13 Andhika Machdoem 2133 2
Nigel Cooper 1777 2
Timothy Rains 1480 2
Clarry Webber 1302 2
14 Seong-June Her 1
15 George Aranui 1571 0.5

Craig_Hall
25-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Final standings:


1 Ben Martin 2420 6
2-4 Ross Jackson 1977 4
Chris Benson 1848 4
Simon Ward 1741 4
5-7 Peter Fraemohs 2035 3.5
Renato Remaneses 1930 3.5
Andrew Hamilton 1714 3.5
8-11 Andhika Machdoem 2133 3
Hamish Gold 1815 3
Arie Nijman 1842 3
Nigel Cooper 1777 3
12-13 Timothy Rains 1480 2
Clarry Webber 1302 2
14 George Aranui 1571 1.5
15 Seong-June Her 1

Adamski
25-10-2010, 04:31 PM
Good performance by my Invercargill mate, Chris Benson! Well done to all the prize-winners! (Of course, it is very possible that Chris no longer lives in the far south! After all, I recall he ran a south island in a winery somewhat north of Inver'gill!)

Craig_Hall
25-10-2010, 07:52 PM
Chris has lived and worked in Christchurch for years - he was a Canty member before I was.

Tony Dowden
25-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Ben lives in Chch now and has done for quite a few years. He last played in Dunedin while visiting during our December Rapid Open (http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/OCCnews/news2004/XmasRapid.htm)in 2004, (which he won).

Ben is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Canterbury http://www.math.canterbury.ac.nz/~b.martin/

[Update: Oops, missd CCM's post on this earlier]

Tony Dowden
25-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Chris has lived and worked in Christchurch for years - he was a Canty member before I was.

But his formative years were in Dunedin. First he was a prominent (leading?) primary school player and later, if memory serves me correctly, played in Otago Boys High School chess teams.

He was exiled to Invercargill for a little while (as I was too!) but then escaped to warmer Canterbury climes. Quite a tale ...

Tony Dowden
25-10-2010, 09:32 PM
Final standings:


1 Ben Martin 2420 6/6 picket fence

Congrats to IM Ben Martin - it appears the pieces weren't rusted onto the board after all!

Qbert
26-10-2010, 04:53 AM
and well done to Ross Jackson too :clap:
Supporting chess in the south and showing the benefits of recent GM coaching.

Craig_Hall
29-10-2010, 09:47 PM
But his formative years were in Dunedin. First he was a prominent (leading?) primary school player and later, if memory serves me correctly, played in Otago Boys High School chess teams.

He was exiled to Invercargill for a little while (as I was too!) but then escaped to warmer Canterbury climes. Quite a tale ...

One of Chris's stories about Ben is going along to the Otago CC one night and Malcolm Foord asking Chris to play this cherubic youngster (I forget the precise ages, but Chris was definitely older) and Chris getting thrashed a few times :).