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jenni
13-09-2004, 10:36 AM
This is always an interesting tournament with competitors as young as 4. Fortunately I was not involved - it was ably run by our juniors, Tor Lattimore and Shannon Oliver.

I understand one competitor had to be dissuaded from resigning when up about 5 pieces! Also the arrival of the pizza lunch, resulted in some very short games.

Congratulations to under 8 champion, Taiyang Zhang



Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 Zhang, Taiyang 588 8.5 37.5 47.0 42.0
2 Zhang, Yijun 281 7 37.0 49.5 35.0
3 Kimura, Tomoki 621 6.5 39.5 51.5 35.0
4 Xing, Benjamin 373 6 38.5 50.5 32.0
5-7 Setiabudi, Megan 416 5.5 40.5 54.0 30.5
Lee, Bevan 315 5.5 36.0 46.5 29.5
Arcell, Kallum 5.5 32.5 41.0 27.0
8-14 Huang, Gala 157 5 39.0 51.5 28.0
Riches, Luke 5 37.5 50.0 28.0
Flood, Lucinda 139 5 33.5 43.0 23.0
Zhang, Jason 5 33.0 41.5 25.0
Gupte, Niranjan 5 32.5 42.0 23.0
Malam, Shane 5 30.0 39.0 21.0
Cardew-Hall, Alex 137 5 28.5 36.0 22.5
15-19 McCook, Josh 4 33.5 41.0 23.0
Brent, Freya 4 31.0 41.5 21.5
Jacob, Kevin 4 29.0 36.0 21.0
Taylor, Zoe 4 28.0 36.0 19.0
Peters, Megan 4 27.5 33.5 22.5
20-21 Crowley, Nicholas 3.5 26.0 33.0 17.5
Fleming, Michael 3.5 24.5 32.0 12.5
22 Cardew-Hall, Edward 3 24.5 30.5 10.5
23 Goodall, Georgia 2.5 25.5 35.0 12.5
24-25 Guo, Jamie-Lee 2 27.0 33.5 8.0
Smith, Aislinn 2 23.0 29.5 8.0
26 Tshoko, Wangchuk 1 22.5 28.5 7.5

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1. Kimura, Tomoki 621 14:W 7:W 4:W 2:D 6:L 10:W 5:W 3:L 16:W
2. Zhang, Taiyang 588 15:W 11:W 5:W 1:D 3:W 23:W 6:W 4:W 7:W
3. Setiabudi, Megan 416 16:W 10:W 6:W 4:L 2:L 20:W 7:L 1:W 5:D
4. Xing, Benjamin 373 17:W 13:W 1:L 3:W 5:W 6:L 23:W 2:L 20:W
5. Lee, Bevan 315 18:W 21:W 2:L 20:W 4:L 8:W 1:L 17:W 3:D
6. Zhang, Yijun 281 19:W 25:W 3:L 11:W 1:W 4:W 2:L 7:W 23:W
7. Huang, Gala 157 20:W 1:L 19:W 23:L 21:W 16:W 3:W 6:L 2:L
8. Flood, Lucinda 139 21:L 9:W 23:L 19:W 17:W 5:L 10:W 20:L 22:W
9. Cardew-Hall, Alex 137 22:D 8:L 18:W 13:W 10:L 11:D 20:L 12:W 21:W
10. Arcell, Kallum 23:W 3:L 25:W 21:D 9:W 1:L 8:L 24:W 11:W
11. Brent, Freya 24:W 2:L 22:W 6:L 16:L 9:D 18:D 15:W 10:L
12. Cardew-Hall, Edward 25:L 22:L 16:L 24:D 13:L 26:W 14:W 9:L 15:D
13. Crowley, Nicholas 26:W 4:L 20:L 9:L 12:W 19:L 15:W 14:L 18:D
14. Fleming, Michael 1:L 19:L 26:D 18:W 20:L 17:L 12:L 13:W 24:W
15. Goodall, Georgia 2:L 20:L 24:W 22:L 26:W 25:L 13:L 11:L 12:D
16. Gupte, Niranjan 3:L 23:L 12:W 25:W 11:W 7:L 21:W 19:W 1:L
17. Jacob, Kevin 4:L 24:W 21:L 26:W 8:L 14:W 22:W 5:L 19:L
18. Guo, Jamie-Lee 5:L 26:D 9:L 14:L 19:L 24:D 11:D 21:L 13:D
19. Malam, Shane 6:L 14:W 7:L 8:L 18:W 13:W 25:W 16:L 17:W
20. Zhang, Jason 7:L 15:W 13:W 5:L 14:W 3:L 9:W 8:W 4:L
21. McCook, Josh 8:W 5:L 17:W 10:D 7:L 22:D 16:L 18:W 9:L
22. Peters, Megan 9:D 12:W 11:L 15:W 23:L 21:D 17:L 26:W 8:L
23. Riches, Luke 10:L 16:W 8:W 7:W 22:W 2:L 4:L 25:W 6:L
24. Smith, Aislinn 11:L 17:L 15:L 12:D 25:L 18:D 26:W 10:L 14:L
25. Taylor, Zoe 12:W 6:L 10:L 16:L 24:W 15:W 19:L 23:L 26:W
26. Tshoko, Wangchuk 13:L 18:D 14:D 17:L 15:L 12:L 24:L 22:L 25:L

by Swiss Perfect (TM) www.swissperfect.com

Alan Shore
13-09-2004, 02:27 PM
I understand one competitor had to be dissuaded form resigning when up about 5 pieces! Also the arrival of the pizza lunch, resulted in some very short games.

I'm surprised they'd been taught how to resign! However, with pizza > chess that would always have been expected ;)

jenni
13-09-2004, 09:10 PM
I'm surprised they'd been taught how to resign! However, with pizza > chess that would always have been expected ;)

I think the conversation with Shannon went something like this.

Child "Libby says I am not allowed to resign, but I want to"
Shannon "Ok - count your big pieces. "
child "5'
Shannon "now count the other person's big pieces"
child "2"
Shannon " well that doesn't seem a good idea to resign, does it?"
child "but I don't want to play anymore"

I think the final result was a draw!

There were some really good little players, but by the time you got past the middle of the field, it was all about exposure to competitive chess for the first time.