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ChrisBurns
18-11-2011, 01:24 PM
This is starting soon so thought i would create the topic.I know that some of the Manawatu raiders are going to play (Ben Hague, Chris Burns, Justin Davis) but have seen that the Wellington Club have got a temporary new GM member that is going to play http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=2300699

ChrisBurns
20-11-2011, 06:38 PM
Well I have just got back from the tournament, originally there were to be 24 players taking part.But there were 3 no shows in the first round Mark Van-der Hoorn, Athula Russell and some other player rated 997.The entries in rating order
1 Helgi Gretarsson 2462
2 Ben Hague 2355
3 Scott Wastney 2283
4 Brian Nijman 2086
5 Chris Burns 2016
6 Bill Forster 1974
7 Justin Davis 1967
8 Ross Jackson 1937
9 Ian Sellen 1916
10 Lawrence Farrington 1800
11 Stuart Holdaway 1750
12 Andrew Brockway 1707
13 David Capper 1630
14 Pat Cunningham 1532
15 Robert List 1502
16 John Marney 1482
17 Hamish Shierlaw 1471
18 Nicholas Moore 1368
19 Henry Li 1366
20 Layla Timergazi 1267
21 Jannek Sujro 1003
GM Helgi Gretarsson won with a picket fence 6/6 but had some close games and was lucky to convert a R+N vs R pawnless endgame against Hague.
FM Hague came 2nd with 5/6 only loss to Gretarsson
3 way tie for 3rd Burns, Davis, Nijman 4/6