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Qbert
03-03-2012, 03:51 PM
This year (as in 2007 & 2008) the championship is a 9 round FIDE rated event, and title norms will be possible if sufficient titled players enter. So far three players are scheduled to fly down to Dunedin after the Trundle Masters:
GM Darryl Johansen
IM Gary Lane
IM Peng Kong Chan

A page showing players who have indicated they will play is at http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/tournaments.html (http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/tournaments.html)where you can also down load an Entry form (http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/SIEntryfm2012.pdf)

Any players who want to register should contact me

Tony Dowden
12-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Add NM Tony Dowden and Quentin Johnston :cool:

Qbert
15-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Add NM Tony Dowden and Quentin Johnston :cool:
Glad to have you aboard, Tony! :)

Adamski
15-03-2012, 04:44 PM
What a pity one of the tournamant dates is my wife's birthday! But I do hope to make it back to the OCC again one day. I played there for at least 12 years.

Tony Dowden
04-09-2012, 06:42 PM
Glad to have you aboard, Tony! :)


Just confirming that I'm definitely coming :)

Qbert
19-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Just confirming that I'm definitely coming :)

Great news Tony :)

That firms up the list of 21 registrations to date:
GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
IM Gary Lane (AUS)
IM Peng Kong Chan (SIN)
Quentin Johnson (OT)
NM Tony Dowden (NZL)
Leighton Nicholls (OT)
Robert Clarkson (OT)
Ross Jackson (WE)
Thorben Koop (GER)
FM Stephen Lukey (CA)
FM Bob Smith (MM)
WFM Viv Smith (MM)
Hamish Gold (OT)
Ben Clayton (OT)
Ross Black (CA)
Edward Rains (CA)
Timothy Rains (CA)
Andrew Brockway (WE)
Simon Lyall (AC)
Arie Nijman (CA)
Dan Dolejs (NE)

Capablanca-Fan
19-09-2012, 02:03 PM
Great news Tony :)

That firms up the list of 21 registrations to date:
GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
IM Gary Lane (AUS)
IM Peng Kong Chan (SIN)
Quentin Johnson (OT)
NM Tony Dowden (NZL)
Leighton Nicholls (OT)
Robert Clarkson (OT)
Ross Jackson (WE)
Thorben Koop (GER)
FM Stephen Lukey (CA)
FM Bob Smith (MM)
WFM Viv Smith (MM)
Hamish Gold (OT)
Ben Clayton (OT)
Ross Black (CA)
Edward Rains (CA)
Timothy Rains (CA)
Andrew Brockway (WE)
Simon Lyall (AC)
Arie Nijman (CA)
Dan Dolejs (NE)
Dr Dowden might have some competition this time ;)

Tony Dowden
23-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Dr Dowden might have some competition this time ;)

:lol: I'm a tourist these days (but hoping to win the Past-President prize). Besides, I'm not eligible for the South Island title any more. A pity, as I'd have enjoyed challenging Flukey as the warm favourite.

Qbert
24-09-2012, 05:40 AM
:lol: I'm a tourist these days (but hoping to win the Past-President prize). Besides, I'm not eligible for the South Island title any more. A pity, as I'd have enjoyed challenging Flukey as the warm favourite.
I'm starting to think Flukey's main competition for the title will be Thorben Koop (provided Craig determines his eligibility) - he just won the North Shore Open 5/5!:clap:

Qbert
24-09-2012, 03:48 PM
Two more registrations today to bring the field up to 23.

WFM Helen Milligan (NS)
Geoff Aimers (OT)

Craig_Hall
26-09-2012, 11:02 PM
Eligibility is in the NZCF Handbook somewhere, but last time I checked, it was resident for 6 months in the appropriate Island.

CivicChessMan
27-09-2012, 09:02 AM
1.1.5 Eligibility for North and South Island Titles
New Zealand players are eligible to hold either the North Island Championship
or the South Island Championship, but not both in the same year. Eligibility is
determined by the location of the club through which the player is registered
for that year, or if this does not apply (Gambit CC or NZCCA members, or
players who have not declared membership of a club) by the player’s address
at the time of registration.

If I interpret this correctly then only New Zealanders are eligible for the titles. Does that mean that those who have permanent residency but are not NZ passport holders are ineligible?

Genrad
27-09-2012, 10:05 AM
hello

Is there any word on when the south island rapid championship will be on? I cant find any entry form on website for it.

according to the NZCF tournament rules, the south island rapid championship is a offical NZCF event and therefore shall be hosted each year.

and also I found this in tournament rules also :

3.6.1 Date and Venue
The South Island Rapid Championship shall be held immediately following and at the same venue as the South Island Championship.


thanks

Qbert
27-09-2012, 10:13 AM
hello

Is there any word on when the south island rapid championship will be on? I cant find any entry form on website for it.

according to the NZCF tournament rules, the south island rapid championship is a offical NZCF event and therefore shall be hosted each year.

and also I found this in tournament rules also :

3.6.1 Date and Venue
The South Island Rapid Championship shall be held immediately following and at the same venue as the South Island Championship.


thanks
The Otago chess club has not organised a Rapid Championshiup to make room for a 5-day 9 round championship. It is up for grabs for any willing organiser

flukey
27-09-2012, 10:15 AM
1.1.5 Eligibility for North and South Island Titles
New Zealand players are eligible to hold either the North Island Championship
or the South Island Championship, but not both in the same year. Eligibility is
determined by the location of the club through which the player is registered
for that year, or if this does not apply (Gambit CC or NZCCA members, or
players who have not declared membership of a club) by the player’s address
at the time of registration.

If I interpret this correctly then only New Zealanders are eligible for the titles. Does that mean that those who have permanent residency but are not NZ passport holders are ineligible?

What a strangely drafted rule! But you would think permanent residents should be ok ...

The silliest thing is that a player can simply choose whether he is a North Islander or South Islander by joining a club in the other island. And a non-registered player from Auckland who turns up to the South Island Champs and registers there will be a South Islander because his address is the motel down the road. Maybe they mean permanent address ...

Qbert
27-09-2012, 10:31 AM
What a strangely drafted rule! But you would think permanent residents should be ok ...

The silliest thing is that a player can simply choose whether he is a North Islander or South Islander by joining a club in the other island. And a non-registered player from Auckland who turns up to the South Island Champs and registers there will be a South Islander because his address is the motel down the road. Maybe they mean permanent address ...
Maybe we should borrow the Inland Revenue rules on residency: 183 days in the country or 'permanent place of abode'...;)

Genrad
27-09-2012, 10:40 AM
The Otago chess club has not organised a Rapid Championshiup to make room for a 5-day 9 round championship. It is up for grabs for any willing organiser

ok thank you for your reply.

Keong Ang
27-09-2012, 11:24 AM
What a strangely drafted rule! But you would think permanent residents should be ok ...

The silliest thing is that a player can simply choose whether he is a North Islander or South Islander by joining a club in the other island. And a non-registered player from Auckland who turns up to the South Island Champs and registers there will be a South Islander because his address is the motel down the road. Maybe they mean permanent address ...

Would interpret the term "New Zealand players" to mean anyone who is registered as belonging to the New Zealand Chess Federation. Basically registered as NZL federation on FIDE's website.
NZCF does have players who belong to other federations and they would not be eligible for the title, NZ citizenship or permanent residence has no direct effect. They would need to transfer their registered federation to NZL before they are considered to be "New Zealand players".

Strangely enough, this means a FIDE unrated tourist can potentially enter the tournament and by paying the $20 NZCF rego fee become a "New Zealand player", especially if they then subsequently get listed as NZL federation by FIDE.
Come to think of it, they may also be registered by NZCF as belonging to the Otago Club by default!
:confused: :confused: :confused:

BenHague
27-09-2012, 04:30 PM
From the constitution (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/NZCFdocs/Constitution.pdf)
"New Zealand chess player" means one who holds New Zealand citizenship or who is normally resident in New Zealand and has been resident in New Zealand for at least one year prior to the commencement of the event in which the player intends to play.

Obviously this is of some personal interest to me, so I did check it out when entering the NZ Championships.

Keong Ang
27-09-2012, 09:33 PM
From the constitution (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/NZCFdocs/Constitution.pdf)
"New Zealand chess player" means one who holds New Zealand citizenship or who is normally resident in New Zealand and has been resident in New Zealand for at least one year prior to the commencement of the event in which the player intends to play.

Obviously this is of some personal interest to me, so I did check it out when entering the NZ Championships.
You are correct.
I've forgotten that "New Zealand chess player" is defined in the interpretation of the constitution. Made the mistake of thinking that it is the same as being able to represent New Zealand. :doh:

Qbert
29-09-2012, 03:05 PM
24 registrations now

Bruce Gloistein (CA) just received.

Qbert
01-10-2012, 09:35 AM
With the new FIDE list out, here is the starting rank (NZCF ratings in italics)
1 2446 GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
2 2391 IM Gary Lane (AUS)
3 2245 IM Peng Kong Chan (SIN)
4 2236 FM Stephen Lukey (CA)
5 2214 FM Bob Smith (MM)
6 2165 Thorben Koop (GER)
7 2107 NM Tony Dowden (NZL)
8 2102 Quentin Johnson (OT)
9 1974 Ross Jackson (WE)
10 1969 WFM Helen Milligan (NS)
11 1881 Edward Rains (CA)
12 1878 Dan Dolejs (NE)
13 1876 Geoff Aimers (OT)
14 1821 Ross Black (CA)
15 1820 Arie Nijman (CA)
16 1816 Hamish Gold (OT)
17 1798 Andrew Brockway (WE)
18 1777 Simon Lyall (AC)
19 1737 WFM Viv Smith (MM)
20 1731 Timothy Rains (CA)
21 1690 Bruce Gloistein (CA)
22 1686 Leighton Nicholls (OT)
23 1573 Robert Clarkson (OT)
24 1329 Ben Clayton (OT)

Tony Dowden
03-10-2012, 08:48 AM
With the new FIDE list out, here is the starting rank ...

A healthy field! Will we all fit in the front room of the Club? I've forgotten how many boards it accommodates.

Qbert
03-10-2012, 09:02 AM
A healthy field! Will we all fit in the front room of the Club? I've forgotten how many boards it accommodates.
Easily, the front room takes 36 max, so we may be able to remove a table or two and spread out.

Tony Dowden
03-10-2012, 10:10 PM
Easily, the front room takes 36 max, so we may be able to remove a table or two and spread out.

Yes, thinking about it, it isn't too hard to visualise nine boards in each wing - which of course accommodates 36 players :rolleyes:

Qbert
04-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Two more registrations making the total 26 to date, with a couple of 'maybe's in the wings:
Terry Duffield (OT)
Nigel Cooper (CA)

No one from Ashburton as yet...:hmm:

Craig_Hall
04-10-2012, 07:26 PM
I think you can safely add Matthew McNabb to the entry list as well.

Qbert
05-10-2012, 01:29 PM
And Peter Fraemohs so the field is now
1 2446 GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
2 2391 IM Gary Lane (AUS)
3 2245 IM Peng Kong Chan (SIN)
4 2236 FM Stephen Lukey (CA)
5 2214 FM Bob Smith (MM)
6 2165 Thorben Koop (GER)
7 2107 NM Tony Dowden (NZL)
8 2102 Quentin Johnson (OT)
9 2069 Matthew McNabb (CA)
10 1974 Ross Jackson (WE)
11 1969 WFM Helen Milligan (NS)
12 1967 Peter Fraemohs (CA)
13 1881 Edward Rains (CA)
14 1878 Dan Dolejs (NE)
15 1876 Geoff Aimers (OT)
16 1821 Ross Black (CA)
17 1820 Arie Nijman (CA)
18 1816 Hamish Gold (OT)
19 1798 Andrew Brockway (WE)
20 1777 Simon Lyall (AC)
21 1761 Nigel Cooper (OT)
22 1737 WFM Viv Smith (MM)
23 1731 Timothy Rains (CA)
24 1690 Bruce Gloistein (CA)
25 1686 Leighton Nicholls (OT)
26 1668 Terry Duffield (OT)
27 1573 Robert Clarkson (OT)
28 1329 Ben Clayton (OT)

LNah
06-10-2012, 01:14 PM
Just in case non locals need the info for packing

According to metservice (http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/dunedin) it'll be cold next week!

Other weather forecasts seem to concur! wunderground.com (http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/NZ/Dunedin.html) + 10 day forecast (http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Dunedin/forecasts/latest).

Adamski
06-10-2012, 02:49 PM
A healthy field! Will we all fit in the front room of the Club? I've forgotten how many boards it accommodates.
Hi Tony. You will see my dad again as he will visit the tournament. One of the visits likely to be the first day. Good luck mate!

Qbert
06-10-2012, 03:30 PM
Another entry:
Mike Roberts (WE) making 29 to date

Adamski
06-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Also good to see Matt McNabb playing again. Best wishes MM!

Rincewind
06-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Also good to see Matt McNabb playing again. Best wishes MM!

Is he any relation to well-known New Zealand applied mathematician Alex McNabb?

Adamski
06-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Is he any relation to well-known New Zealand applied mathematician Alex McNabb?
Not sure but his wife's name is Alex!!!!

Adamski
06-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Not sure but his wife's name is Alex!!!!
Matt also happened to study maths at Canterbury University and is a software developer now. And a pretty good chess player. Did you see his 4 Queens win in King's Gambit v Hamish Gold posted elsewhere? I think it was last Olympiad thread where a 4 Q's game arose. I see that Hamish is also playing in the South Island. He is an Otago man like me.

But my favourite to win is the in-form IM Gary Lane.

Rincewind
06-10-2012, 06:40 PM
Not sure but his wife's name is Alex!!!!

That won't be the same one. The mathematican is male and I'm not sure if he is still alive or not, but if he is he would be in his eighties. BTW I have a McNabb number of 2.

Adamski
06-10-2012, 10:27 PM
I googled Alexander McNabb. Impressive FRS.

Tony Dowden
07-10-2012, 08:13 PM
Hi Tony. You will see my dad again as he will visit the tournament. One of the visits likely to be the first day. Good luck mate!

Thanks Jonathan. I'll certainly be on the lookout for Geoff and will be pleased to pass on my regards :cool:

Qbert
09-10-2012, 04:26 AM
Two more additions:
Carlssen van Rooyen (OT)
Robert Wansink (OT)
making the total 31 to date.

Qbert
09-10-2012, 04:36 AM
current ranking list

1 2446 GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
2 2391 IM Gary Lane (AUS)
3 2245 IM Peng Kong Chan (SIN)
4 2244 Robert Wansink (OT)
5 2236 FM Stephen Lukey (CA)
6 2214 FM Bob Smith (MM)
7 2165 Thorben Koop (GER)
8 2107 NM Tony Dowden (NZL)
9 2102 Quentin Johnson (OT)
10 2069 Matthew McNabb (CA)
11 1974 Ross Jackson (WE)
12 1969 WFM Helen Milligan (NS)
13 1967 Peter Fraemohs (CA)
14 1881 Edward Rains (CA)
15 1878 Dan Dolejs (NE)
16 1876 Geoff Aimers (OT)
17 1836 Mike Roberts (WE)
18 1821 Ross Black (CA)
19 1820 Arie Nijman (CA)
20 1816 Hamish Gold (OT)
21 1798 Andrew Brockway (WE)
22 1777 Simon Lyall (AC)
23 1761 Nigel Cooper (OT)
24 1737 WFM Viv Smith (MM)
25 1731 Timothy Rains (CA)
26 1690 Bruce Gloistein (CA)
27 1686 Leighton Nicholls (OT)
28 1668 Terry Duffield (OT)
29 1573 Robert Clarkson (OT)
30 1329 Ben Clayton (OT)
31 1180 Carlssen van Rooyen (OT)

ChrisBurns
09-10-2012, 08:48 AM
Good to see Robert Wansink playing in a serious tournament against a high rated field.I remember he did a brief stint in the Wanganui chess club in the late 1990's and he was too good for me and the rest of the A graders.I have noticed that he has played in a few tournaments since but mostly rapids or local Otago events.Any way the South Island Champs looks like a quality field similar to Nelson 2007 event.

Qbert
09-10-2012, 08:55 AM
Hey Tony, where are you? I am about to go to lunch at 12

Qbert
09-10-2012, 09:32 AM
Good to see Robert Wansink playing in a serious tournament against a high rated field.I remember he did a brief stint in the Wanganui chess club in the late 1990's and he was too good for me and the rest of the A graders.I have noticed that he has played in a few tournaments since but mostly rapids or local Otago events.Any way the South Island Champs looks like a quality field similar to Nelson 2007 event.
Robert just won the 2012 Otago club championship - for the first time amazingly, for someone who won the NI & SI championships in 1974 as a teenager.
A good field. It's a shame that the average ratings of the top players are not high enough to make IM norms possible, but Helen and Viv can play for WIM norms.

Tony Dowden
09-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Hey Tony, where are you? I am about to go to lunch at 12

Sorry I missed this. I'm at my Father's place in NEV and obviously still on Aussie time as I haven't had lunch yet!

Tony Dowden
09-10-2012, 10:24 AM
Robert just won the 2012 Otago club championship - for the first time amazingly, for someone who won the NI & SI championships in 1974 as a teenager.

Well done Bob :clap: :clap: :clap:

Parenthetically, highly talented but enigmatic player Robert Wansink didn't ever play in more than a tiny handful of Otago Ch'ps. He didn't manage to win the Ch'p before his family moved to Whangerei ca 1973-74, then on returning to Dunedin on his own in 1977 (I think) he was much less active and, even when he did enter the Ch'p, he rarely played in enough rounds to be competitive. Indeed, he had very long periods of inactivity - as much as 10-12 years - then he would suddenly turn up and play remarkably strong chess.

I remember playing him in a Club Championship game just before departing to the Lucerne OL in 1982 (my only win against him, hence memorable) and in my active years in the Otago Championship I can only recall another one or two times when he competed in a single round. Others (including Bob!) may have better memories.

Qbert
09-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Sorry I missed this. I'm at my Father's place in NEV and obviously still on Aussie time as I haven't had lunch yet!
Ah, I tried the listed number for Pine Hill and it was disconnected - so he's moved. I got your message yesterday (late), so try again tonight.

Tony Dowden
09-10-2012, 05:15 PM
Ah, I tried the listed number for Pine Hill and it was disconnected - so he's moved. I got your message yesterday (late), so try again tonight.

Up in Kaikorai/Roslyn now, see you tomorrow?!

Adamski
09-10-2012, 10:57 PM
Robert just won the 2012 Otago club championship - for the first time amazingly, for someone who won the NI & SI championships in 1974 as a teenager.
A good field. It's a shame that the average ratings of the top players are not high enough to make IM norms possible, but Helen and Viv can play for WIM norms.
Great to hear that success by my childhood friend Bob. I am sure he will do well in the South Island. Quentin did you get 2nd in Otago champs?

Qbert
10-10-2012, 04:58 AM
Great to hear that success by my childhood friend Bob. I am sure he will do well in the South Island. Quentin did you get 2nd in Otago champs?
No Adamski - 3rd behind John Sutherland. I finished poorly with three losses, which doesn't bode well for my form here...

Craig_Hall
10-10-2012, 07:19 AM
And we're underway with Round One:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [0] : DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [0]
2 GARY LANE 2391 [0] : ROSS BLACK 1821 [0]
3 ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [0] : PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [0]
4 ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [0] : HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [0]
5 ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [0] : STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [0]
6 ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [0] : SIMON LYALL 1777 [0]
7 NIGEL COOPER 1761 [0] : Thorben KOOP 2165 [0]
8 R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [0] : VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [0]
9 TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [0] : QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [0]
10 L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [0] : BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [0]
11 LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [0] : HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [0]
12 PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [0] : TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [0]
13 ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [0] : EDWARD RAINS 1881 [0]
14 DAN DOLEJS 1878 [0] : MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [0]
15 BEN CLAYTON 1329 [0] : GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [0]
16 CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [0] 1:0 BYE

Tony Dowden
10-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Great to see so many familiar faces! Arie Nijman is back for something like his 55th South Island Ch'p event!!

No upsets in the first round (that I am aware of) however I should have lost to Viv Smith after miscalculating a 'winning' combination.

Craig_Hall
10-10-2012, 11:28 AM
A couple of upset draws, but other than that, business as usual for Round 2:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [1] : R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [1]
2 HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [1] : GARY LANE 2391 [1]
3 PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [1] : PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [1]
4 EDWARD RAINS 1881 [1] : ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [1]
5 STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [1] : DAN DOLEJS 1878 [1]
6 GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [1] : ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [1]
7 THORBEN KOOP 2165 [1] : CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1]
8 QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [.5] : L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [.5]
9 BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [.5] : TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [.5]
10 VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [0] : MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [0]
11 ROSS BLACK 1821 [0] : NIGEL COOPER 1761 [0]
12 TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [0] : ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [0]
13 HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [0] : LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [0]
14 MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [0] : ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [0]
15 SIMON LYALL 1777 [0] : ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [0]
16 BEN CLAYTON 1329 [0] 1:0 BYE


After a quick check, this is Arie Nijman's 56th tournament(!).

Craig_Hall
10-10-2012, 02:59 PM
The first upset win - Fraemohs beats IM Peng Kong Chan.

GinoTHEstud
10-10-2012, 03:10 PM
holy moly!!
Can you input the game for us to see this masterpiece or most likely a horrid blunder

Craig_Hall
10-10-2012, 03:13 PM
It will turn up eventually...

Craig_Hall
10-10-2012, 03:55 PM
Round Three pairings below:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [2] : DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [2]
2 GARY LANE 2391 [2] : STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [2]
3 ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [2] : THORBEN KOOP 2165 [2]
4 PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [2] : QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [1.5]
5 TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [1.5] : PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [1]
6 R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [1] : SIMON LYALL 1777 [1]
7 MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [1] : HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [1]
8 ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [1] : EDWARD RAINS 1881 [1]
9 DAN DOLEJS 1878 [1] : BEN CLAYTON 1329 [1]
10 CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1] : GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [1]
11 NIGEL COOPER 1761 [1] : HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [.5]
12 L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [.5] : TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [.5]
13 ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [.5] : BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [.5]
14 LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [.5] : ROSS BLACK 1821 [0]
15 ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [0] : VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [0]
16 MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [0] 1:0 BYE


No standings or results because they can be worked out from the pairings :D.

GinoTHEstud
10-10-2012, 05:43 PM
will you be making the pgn available?

Tony Dowden
10-10-2012, 06:33 PM
holy moly!!
Can you input the game for us to see this masterpiece or most likely a horrid blunder

It was a horrible blunder losing a whole rook

Tony Dowden
10-10-2012, 06:34 PM
... After a quick check, this is Arie Nijman's 56th tournament(!).

Thanks for the clarification Craig

Tony Dowden
10-10-2012, 07:53 PM
Just in case non locals need the info for packing

According to metservice (http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/dunedin) it'll be cold next week! ...

No kidding, it's been freezing!! (My wife couldn't believe I didn't bring a coat. She said "but you know what Dunedin is like - even in the middle of summer!")

Adamski
10-10-2012, 11:20 PM
No kidding, it's been freezing!! (My wife couldn't believe I didn't bring a coat. She said "but you know what Dunedin is like - even in the middle of summer!")
Tony, I am amazed! The first item I take with me on any trip to Dunedin is a warm coat!

So BAU so far for the top seeds. Let's see what happens today...

Tony Dowden
11-10-2012, 04:54 AM
Tony, I am amazed! The first item I take with me on any trip to Dunedin is a warm coat!

So BAU so far for the top seeds. Let's see what happens today...

[BAU? OK, not Beirut Arab University and not an obscure Dunedin suburb, so must be Business As Usual]

Well, most days at the office have their moments. PK tossed a rook to Peter Fraemohs on Board 3. On Board 2 Gary was only drawing against Heligan [Edit: Heligan tells me she was losing] in a double rook ending before she overlooked a snap mate. And on Board 1 I was OK (more or less) against Darryl with a Dutch/QID until I stupidly sacced a pawn unsoundly (missing an obvious tactic one move later - 1...f4? 2.exf4 and now I realised 2...Bxd4? loses to 3.Rxd4). A bit annoying not to play better against a GM. [Edit: Actually I can't complain, as I think I played worse in all my other games to date!]

BTW, Adamski Senior came and watched both rounds.

GinoTHEstud
11-10-2012, 09:21 AM
any results yet for round 3?

Craig_Hall
11-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Pairings for Round 4:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [3] : ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [3]
2 PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [3] : GARY LANE 2391 [3]
3 PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [2] : GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [2]
4 STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [2] : NIGEL COOPER 1761 [2]
5 EDWARD RAINS 1881 [2] : ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [2]
6 THORBEN KOOP 2165 [2] : MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [2]
7 BEN CLAYTON 1329 [1.5] : R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [1.5]
8 QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [1.5] : LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [1.5]
9 TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [1.5] : DAN DOLEJS 1878 [1.5]
10 SIMON LYALL 1777 [1.5] : TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [1.5]
11 HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [1] : ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [1.5]
12 CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1] : MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [1]
13 VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [.5] : ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [1]
14 HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [.5] : L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [.5]
15 BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [.5] : ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [.5]
16 ROSS BLACK 1821 [0] 1:0 BYE

Mr Buss
11-10-2012, 02:18 PM
Simon Lyall drew with Tony Dowden.
That would be his best result of the year so far

GinoTHEstud
11-10-2012, 03:31 PM
What a great achievement for tony!
Well done tony

Craig_Hall
11-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Pairings for Round 5:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 GARY LANE 2391 [4] : DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [3.5]
2 ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [3.5] : STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [3]
3 THORBEN KOOP 2165 [3] : PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [3]
4 ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [3] : PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [3]
5 R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [2.5] : QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [2.5]
6 DAN DOLEJS 1878 [2] : SIMON LYALL 1777 [2.5]
7 NIGEL COOPER 1761 [2] : EDWARD RAINS 1881 [2]
8 GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [2] : TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [2]
9 MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [2] : ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [2]
10 MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [2] : BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [1.5]
11 ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [1.5] : HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [1.5]
12 TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [1.5] : HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [1.5]
13 LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [1.5] : BEN CLAYTON 1329 [1.5]
14 ROSS BLACK 1821 [.5] : VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [1]
15 L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [.5] : CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1]
16 ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [.5] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
11-10-2012, 05:13 PM
Glad dad turned up as he said he would, glad Gary's good form continues and glad Bob drew with the GM.

Qbert
11-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Pgn files from the first 2 rounds plus some of round 3 are up on the Otago Chess Club site at http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/SouthIslandChamps2012.pgn

See all the blunders for yourselves!:)

Tony Dowden
11-10-2012, 07:05 PM
What a great achievement for tony!
Well done tony


Thanks Gino. Actually I blundered and should have lost.

Tony Dowden
11-10-2012, 07:10 PM
Simon Lyall drew with Tony Dowden.
That would be his best result of the year so far

Yes, Simon played sensibly and well

Qbert
12-10-2012, 04:15 AM
Pgn files from the first 2 rounds plus some of round 3 are up on the Otago Chess Club site at http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/SouthIslandChamps2012.pgn

See all the blunders for yourselves!:)

half the round 4 games have been added to the pgn

Craig_Hall
12-10-2012, 11:01 AM
Pairings for Round 6:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [4] : GARY LANE 2391 [4.5]
2 ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [4] : ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [4]
3 DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [4] : STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [3.5]
4 EDWARD RAINS 1881 [3] : R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [3.5]
5 ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [3] : THORBEN KOOP 2165 [3]
6 SIMON LYALL 1777 [3] : PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [3]
7 QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [2.5] : HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [2.5]
8 BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [2.5] : DAN DOLEJS 1878 [2.5]
9 GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [2.5] : LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [2.5]
10 TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [2.5] : ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [2]
11 HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [2] : NIGEL COOPER 1761 [2]
12 MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [2] : MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [2]
13 VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [1.5] : L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [1.5]
14 ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [1.5] : ROSS BLACK 1821 [1]
15 BEN CLAYTON 1329 [1.5] : CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1]
16 TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [1.5] 1:0 BYE

Craig_Hall
12-10-2012, 04:10 PM
Pairings for Round 7:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [4.5] : DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [5]
2 GARY LANE 2391 [5] : ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [4.5]
3 R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [4.5] : ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [4.5]
4 PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [4] : THORBEN KOOP 2165 [4]
5 STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [3.5] : QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [3.5]
6 DAN DOLEJS 1878 [3.5] : HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [3]
7 LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [3] : EDWARD RAINS 1881 [3]
8 SIMON LYALL 1777 [3] : GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [3]
9 MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [3] : TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [3]
10 ROSS BLACK 1821 [2] : ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [3]
11 L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [2.5] : TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [2.5]
12 ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [2.5] : BEN CLAYTON 1329 [2]
13 HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [2.5] : BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [2.5]
14 NIGEL COOPER 1761 [2] : MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [2]
15 CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1.5] : ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [1.5]
16 VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [1.5] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
12-10-2012, 04:11 PM
Tony is making a good recovery!:clap:

CivicChessMan
12-10-2012, 05:04 PM
1 Darryl Johansen 5 17:W 6:W 4:W 3:D 2:D 9:W 5:
2 Gary Lane 5 29:W 14:W 9:W 7:W 1:D 5:D 3:
3 Robert Wansink 4.5 21:W 13:W 8:W 1:D 9:D 4:D 2:
4 Robert Smith 4.5 12:W 16:W 1:L 13:W 7:W 3:D 6:
5 Kong Chan Peng 4.5 18:W 7:L 20:W 16:W 8:W 2:D 1:
6 Anthony Dowden 4.5 22:W 1:L 12:D 26:W 10:W 13:W 4:
7 Peter Fraehmohs 4 15:W 5:W 10:W 2:L 4:L 12:W 8:
8 Thorben Koop 4 27:W 31:W 3:L 17:W 5:L 18:W 7:
9 Stephen Lukey 3.5 24:W 11:W 2:L 27:W 3:D 1:L 10:
10 Quentin Johnson 3.5 20:D 25:W 7:L 19:W 6:L 21:W 9:
11 Dan Dolejs 3.5 28:W 9:L 26:D 15:D 12:D 23:W 14:
12 Simon Lyall 3 4:L 30:W 6:D 20:W 11:D 7:L 16:
13 Edward Rains 3 30:W 3:L 24:W 4:L 27:W 6:L 19:
14 Helen Milligan 3 19:W 2:L 17:L 18:D 24:D 27:W 11:
15 Terence Duffield 3 7:L 18:D 25:W 11:D 16:D 24:D 17:
16 Geoffrey Aimers 3 26:W 4:L 31:W 5:L 15:D 19:D 12:
17 Michael Roberts 3 1:L 22:W 14:W 8:L 23:L 28:W 15:
18 Arie Nijman 3 5:L 15:D 23:W 14:D 28:W 8:L 29:
19 Leighton Nicholls 3 14:L 21:D 29:W 10:L 26:W 16:D 13:
20 Timothy Rains 2.5 10:D 23:W 5:L 12:L 21:L 0:W 25:
21 Hamish Gold 2.5 3:L 19:D 27:L 25:W 20:W 10:L 23:
22 Vivian Smith 2.5 6:L 17:L 30:D 24:D 29:D 25:L 0:W
23 Bruce Gloistein 2.5 25:D 20:L 18:L 30:W 17:W 11:L 21:
24 Andrew Brockway 2.5 9:L 28:W 13:L 22:D 14:D 15:D 26:
25 Ross Jackson 2.5 23:D 10:L 15:L 21:L 31:W 22:W 20:
26 Ben Clayton 2 16:L 0:W 11:D 6:L 19:L 31:D 24:
27 Nigel Cooper 2 8:L 29:W 21:W 9:L 13:L 14:L 28:
28 Michael Stevenson 2 11:L 24:L 0:W 31:W 18:L 17:L 27:
29 Ross Black 2 2:L 27:L 19:L 0:D 22:D 30:W 18:
30 Robert Clarkson 1.5 13:L 12:L 22:D 23:L 0:W 29:L 31:
31 Carlssen Van Rooyen 1.5 0:W 8:L 16:L 28:L 25:L 26:D 30:

LNah
12-10-2012, 05:51 PM
Any idea when current cross table + draw will be up on Otago Chess's website?

LNah
12-10-2012, 05:55 PM
No kidding, it's been freezing!! (My wife couldn't believe I didn't bring a coat. She said "but you know what Dunedin is like - even in the middle of summer!")
There's a Salvation Army op shop not far from the Chess club on Princes St. Ask Simon Lyall or Helen Milligan as they walk pass it on their way from motel to chess club.
They may have a coat for sale or something warm.


Yes, Simon played sensibly and well
He'll be chuffed to hear that! Simon's pleased to be back for this tournament as Otago Chess was his first chess club. He stopped playing after he left the area. Only resumed playing a few years ago in Auckland.

Tony Dowden
12-10-2012, 07:57 PM
Tony is making a good recovery!:clap:

Thanks, I've played better each day so far :cool:

Hopefully I can play well tomorrow. I tend to play well against Bob Smith because he works so hard at the board that I do too because I don't want to get left behind!

Tony Dowden
12-10-2012, 08:01 PM
There's a Salvation Army op shop not far from the Chess club on Princes St ... They may have a coat for sale or something warm.

:lol: Thanks, but I lived in Dunedin half my life so I think I can survive the spring without a coat!

Rincewind
12-10-2012, 08:18 PM
:lol: Thanks, but I lived in Dunedin half my life so I think I can survive the spring without a coat!

Apparently predicting snow falls above 400m in Otago.

Craig_Hall
12-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Any idea when current cross table + draw will be up on Otago Chess's website?

Whenever Quentin gets back from the evening's social occasion :lol:.

Qbert
13-10-2012, 03:53 AM
Whenever Quentin gets back from the evening's social occasion :lol:.
It's up now, and the pgn is updated to round 5.

Craig_Hall
13-10-2012, 06:47 AM
It's up now, and the pgn is updated to round 5.

Thanks Quentin, much appreciated :clap:.

Craig_Hall
13-10-2012, 07:06 AM
Darryl and Peng Kong Chan have drawn.

Craig_Hall
13-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Bob Smith and Tony have drawn, Helen has won.

Craig_Hall
13-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Pairings for Round 8



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [5] : GARY LANE 2391 [6]
2 THORBEN KOOP 2165 [4.5] : DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [5.5]
3 R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [5] : PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [5]
4 ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [4.5] : PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [4.5]
5 TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [4] : STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [4.5]
6 HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [4] : EDWARD RAINS 1881 [4]
7 QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [3.5] : SIMON LYALL 1777 [3.5]
8 GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [3.5] : L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [3.5]
9 ROSS BLACK 1821 [3] : DAN DOLEJS 1878 [3.5]
10 BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [3.5] : ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [3.5]
11 NIGEL COOPER 1761 [3] : MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [3]
12 ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [3] : LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [3]
13 TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [2.5] : ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [2.5]
14 CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1.5] : VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [2.5]
15 BEN CLAYTON 1329 [2] : MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [2]
16 HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [2.5] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
13-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Gary is looking good for the NZ double.

Capablanca-Fan
13-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Good to see that Dr Dowden is only 1 point off the lead, so there is a good chance for another SI title. :clap:

Craig_Hall
13-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Pairings for the final round:



No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total

1 GARY LANE 2391 [7] : R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2107 [5.5]
2 DARRYL JOHANSEN 2446 [6.5] : HELEN MILLIGAN 1969 [5]
3 PENG KONG CHAN 2245 [5.5] : ROBERT WANSINK 2244 [5.5]
4 STEPHEN G LUKEY 2236 [5.5] : ROBERT W SMITH 2214 [5]
5 THORBEN KOOP 2165 [4.5] : QUENTIN JOHNSON 2102 [4.5]
6 PETER FRAEMOHS 1967 [4.5] : ROSS BLACK 1821 [4.5]
7 L ROSS JACKSON 1974 [4] : MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1836 [4]
8 EDWARD RAINS 1881 [4] : TERENCE DUFFIELD 1668 [4]
9 ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 [4] : GEOFFREY AIMERS 1876 [4]
10 LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 [4] : BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 [4]
11 HAMISH R GOLD 1816 [3.5] : DAN DOLEJS 1878 [3.5]
12 VIVIAN J SMITH 1737 [3.5] : TIMOTHY RAINS 1731 [3.5]
13 MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 [2] : SIMON LYALL 1777 [3.5]
14 ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 [2.5] : BEN CLAYTON 1329 [3]
15 ARIE J NIJMAN 1820 [3] : CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 [1.5]
16 NIGEL COOPER 1761 [3] 1:0 BYE


And Standings:


Place Name Loc Score

1 GARY LANE 7
2 DARRYL JOHANSEN 6.5
3-6 ROBERT WANSINK 2244 5.5
PENG KONG CHAN 5.5
STEPHEN G LUKEY 2324 5.5
R ANTHONY DOWDEN 2188 5.5
7-8 ROBERT W SMITH 2333 5
HELEN MILLIGAN 2099 5
9-12 PETER FRAEMOHS 2023 4.5
THORBEN KOOP 4.5
QUENTIN JOHNSON 2182 4.5
ROSS BLACK 1821 4.5
13-21 EDWARD RAINS 1895 4
NIGEL COOPER 1655 4
TERENCE DUFFIELD 1750 4
MICHAEL H ROBERTS 1843 4
GEOFFREY AIMERS 1905 4
LEIGHTON NICHOLLS 1686 4
ANDREW BROCKWAY 1798 4
L ROSS JACKSON 2026 4
BRUCE GLOISTEIN 1690 4
22-26 HAMISH R GOLD 1887 3.5
TIMOTHY RAINS 1770 3.5
SIMON LYALL 1880 3.5
DAN DOLEJS 1822 3.5
VIVIAN J SMITH 1797 3.5
27-28 ARIE J NIJMAN 1884 3
BEN CLAYTON 1329 3
29 ROBERT D CLARKSON 1573 2.5
30 MICHAEL STEVENSON 1503 2
31 CARLSSEN VAN ROOYEN 1180 1.5

Walden
13-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Once Helen beats the GM she will be SI Champion

Walden
13-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Good to see that Dr Dowden is only 1 point off the lead, so there is a good chance for another SI title. :clap:

Tony is a AUSSIE RIGHT

heligan
13-10-2012, 04:28 PM
I'm not eligible for that title!

Someone should probably mention that Tony turned up wearing a coat this morning...

Qbert
13-10-2012, 05:28 PM
crosstable, last round pairings and pgn up to r7 up on the Otago club site

Tony Dowden
13-10-2012, 06:59 PM
Tony is a AUSSIE RIGHT

I still play under the NZ flag but I don't fulfil the requirements for South Island residency.

Tony Dowden
13-10-2012, 07:01 PM
... Someone should probably mention that Tony turned up wearing a coat this morning...

Clarification: A water-proof parka

Tony Dowden
13-10-2012, 07:32 PM
Bob Wansink - Peter Fraemohs (Board 4):

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.d3 Na5? 4.Bxf7+! Ke7?? (4...Kxf7 5.Qh5+ Ke6 is the only way to 'justify' 3...Na5) 5.Bxg8 1-0

The whole game can't have lasted more than 5 minutes ...

Desmond
13-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Bob Wansink - Peter Fraemohs (Board 4):

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.d3 Na5? 4.Bxf7+! Ke7?? (4...Kxf7 5.Qh5+ Ke6 is the only way to 'justify' 3...Na5) 5.Bxg8 1-0

Rincewind
13-10-2012, 07:53 PM
I googled Alexander McNabb. Impressive FRS.

FRSNZ yes.

GinoTHEstud
13-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Bob Wansink - Peter Fraemohs (Board 4):

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.d3 Na5? 4.Bxf7+! Ke7?? (4...Kxf7 5.Qh5+ Ke6 is the only way to 'justify' 3...Na5) 5.Bxg8 1-0

LOL?

400 years of this opening and surely, we would no by now if na5 is playable...
well done peter on confirming it is not.

that Caesar guy
13-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Bob Wansink - Peter Fraemohs (Board 4):

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.d3 Na5? 4.Bxf7+! Ke7?? (4...Kxf7 5.Qh5+ Ke6 is the only way to 'justify' 3...Na5) 5.Bxg8 1-0
The pride of New Zealand chess on display right here...;) hehe

Adamski
13-10-2012, 10:57 PM
Good to see that Dr Dowden is only 1 point off the lead, so there is a good chance for another SI title. :clap:
Definitely agree with the first part, though our good Dr has clarified that the second part is not possible. Last round we have Lane - Dowden.

Adamski
13-10-2012, 11:04 PM
FRSNZ yes.
It appears that Matt McNab was a late withdrawal.

Adamski
13-10-2012, 11:14 PM
It appears that Matt McNab was a late withdrawal.
Indeed - he was ill at the wrong time.

Tony Dowden
14-10-2012, 04:49 AM
... Last round we have Lane - Dowden.

:lol: I see you loyalties are torn Jonathan! "Go Gary, Go Tony" ... there, I've done it for you!

Not too sure how to avoid getting bowled in an opening lane but will try ;)

Tony Dowden
14-10-2012, 04:50 AM
Indeed - he was ill at the wrong time.

Obviously worse than the common cold that's afflicted several contestants then.

Capablanca-Fan
14-10-2012, 06:04 AM
:lol: I see you loyalties are torn Jonathan! "Go Gary, Go Tony" ... there, I've done it for you!

Go Tony (only)!

Craig_Hall
14-10-2012, 07:17 AM
Obviously worse than the common cold that's afflicted several contestants then.

I believe it involved revisiting lunch...

For the game, Fritz is unconvinced by White's attack after Kxf7, but Ke7 was an unfortunate blunder.

Craig_Hall
14-10-2012, 08:09 AM
Bob Wansink and Steve Lukey have both drawn, securing a shared title, so congratulations are in order :).

Looking at the DD Smash upset prize, Peter Fraemohs is in the box seat with his win over IM PK Chan earlier in the tournament.

Craig_Hall
14-10-2012, 10:09 AM
Gary and Darryl have both won, collecting 1st and 2nd respectively.

Adamski
14-10-2012, 12:23 PM
Congratulations to Gary and the dual title winners. Great result for Bob. Commiserations to Tony.
Yes I did have very split loyalties in this tournament, with 3 very good friends playing! Pleased that they all did well.

Adamski
14-10-2012, 12:32 PM
IM Gary Lane has gone through 2 NZ tournaments undefeated and collecting 2 first prizes. :clap: :clap:

Adamski
14-10-2012, 12:34 PM
:lol: I see you loyalties are torn Jonathan! "Go Gary, Go Tony" ... there, I've done it for you!

Not too sure how to avoid getting bowled in an opening lane but will try ;)
LOL! That was a good post, Tony. Enjoy what remains of your NZ trip.

braindied
14-10-2012, 12:54 PM
Look forward to receiving the rating files for submission to FIDE in good time...

Qbert
14-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Look forward to receiving the rating files for submission to FIDE in good time...
I'll let Craig handle that - though I've a spare copy of the results if necessary.

In the meantime, the crosstable is up on the Otago website, along with pgn to Rd 8.

Prizewinners
1st IM Gary Lane
2nd GM Darryl Johansen
3-5 IM PK Chan, FM Stephen Lukey (SI Chp) & Bob Wansink (SI Chp)

U2100 grade
1st Peter Fraemohs
2-3 Ross Jackson & WFM Helen Milligan

U1800 grade
1-5 Andrew Brockway, Terry Duffield, Leighton Nicholls, WFM Viv Smith & Bruce Gloistein

Junior
1st Thorben Koop
DD Smash Upset prize Peter Fraemohs (over IM PK Chan)

Thanks to all the players for a making it a successful event and the Otago Chess club as hosts.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Tony Dowden
15-10-2012, 10:19 PM
LOL! That was a good post, Tony. Enjoy what remains of your NZ trip.

Thanks Jonathan. Now back in Tassie (and access to internet).

Gary beat me handily. I didn't manage to work out where to put my minor pieces in an IQP postion and when I blundered allowing him to swap off my dark-squared bishop for a knight, I knew my dark square weaknesses would be fatal. So it proved, with an accurate build-up and an elegant queen sac at the end. Well done Gary :clap: :clap:

Adamski
15-10-2012, 11:40 PM
Thanks Jonathan. Now back in Tassie (and access to internet).

Gary beat me handily. I didn't manage to work out where to put my minor pieces in an IQP postion and when I blundered allowing him to swap off my dark-squared bishop for a knight, I knew my dark square weaknesses would be fatal. So it proved, with an accurate build-up and an elegant queen sac at the end. Well done Gary :clap: :clap:I will check out that game. Thanks for your updates during the event, Tony.

Capablanca-Fan
16-10-2012, 01:39 AM
A decisive game between two leaders, but surely PGN is incomplete.

[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.13"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Lane, Gary W"]
[Black "Wansink, Robert"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2391"]
[BlackElo "2244"]
[ECO "B12m"]
[EventDate "2012.10.13"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 e6 7.Nc3 Ne7 [7...Nd7] 8.Bg5 Qb6 9.Qd2 Qb4 10.Bb3 a5 11.Nge2 a4 12.Bd1 a3 13.b3 Nd5 14.Rc1 Nxc3 15.Nxc3 Nd7 16.O-O Nb6 17.Qf4 Qa5 18.Bc2 Bxc2 19.Rxc2 1-0

Black makes an early sac of two pawns, and traps White's K in the centre:
[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.13"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Smith, Robert W"]
[Black "Lane, Gary W"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2214"]
[BlackElo "2391"]
[ECO "D10e"]
[EventDate "2012.10.13"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bf4 e5 6.Bxe5 Nxe5 7.dxe5 d4 8.Qa4+ b5 9.Nxb5 Bd7 10.Qa6 Qb8 11.a4 Bb4+ 12.Kd1 Nh6 13.h3 O-O 14.Nf3 Rc8 15.Rc1 Bc5 16.g4 Be6 17.Bg2 Bd5 18.Rg1 Rc6 19.Qa5 Qb7 20.Ne1 Bxg2 21.Rxg2 a6 22.Nd6 Qb3+ 23.Nc2 d3 24.exd3 Qxd3+ 25.Ke1 Bxd6 26.Rg3 Qe4+ 27.Re3 Bb4+ 28.Qxb4 Qxb4+ 29.Nxb4 Rxc1+ 0-1

Adamski
16-10-2012, 07:40 AM
Thanks for posting those games, Jono. I wonder if Bob W lost on time? Certainly not a resignable position.

Is the 2P sac Gary played v Bob S a known line? Extraordinary that ...e5 can be played so early in a Slav and can be followed up by sac'ing a second pawn.

Adamski
16-10-2012, 07:59 AM
I notice that the last round is not yet up at the pgn site. http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/SouthIslandChamps2012.pgn

Qbert
16-10-2012, 10:51 AM
I notice that the last round is not yet up at the pgn site. http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/SouthIslandChamps2012.pgn
Still waiting on the data entry for the last round - now CRaig is back at work might take a little while.
In the meantime some photos of the event by Simon Lyall (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kseqopibexflv4r/XHaqnQxS45) are linked to from the Otago website

Kevin Bonham
16-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Thanks for posting those games, Jono. I wonder if Bob W lost on time? Certainly not a resignable position.

I think the move score being incomplete as Jono suggests is more likely; it would be odd to lose on time that early in that position.


Is the 2P sac Gary played v Bob S a known line? Extraordinary that ...e5 can be played so early in a Slav and can be followed up by sac'ing a second pawn.

It's a well-known suspect; chesslive.de has 53 games including five by 2500+ players in the past few years. I hadn't seen it before. From the stats it seems that it scores well - some of that would be surprise value. Seems that some GMs are choosing it to avoid being "draw-bullied" by lower-rated white players.

In Smith-Lane white was losing after 20.Ne1. 20.Nfxd4 led to a messy position where black would have had two bishops for a rook and three pawns.

Adamski
16-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Still waiting on the data entry for the last round - now CRaig is back at work might take a little while.
In the meantime some photos of the event by Simon Lyall (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kseqopibexflv4r/XHaqnQxS45) are linked to from the Otago website
Tell Simon they are good pics. Looks like every competitor is there. Good to also see in some of them the OCC paintings of world champions by Bob Rasa which I recall well. The club looks in good nick!:clap:

Qbert
16-10-2012, 12:54 PM
I think the move score being incomplete as Jono suggests is more likely; it would be odd to lose on time that early in that position.
The game score is definitely truncated. It was one of the difficult-to-read ones from both players, but I think it has been cracked now and the full score should be available next time I get an updated pgn file from Craig.

Tony Dowden
17-10-2012, 08:58 PM
...The club looks in good nick!

:hmm: Unfortunately the rooms are getting pretty tired. Photos can hide a lot!

Adamski
17-10-2012, 10:43 PM
:hmm: Unfortunately the rooms are getting pretty tired. Photos can hide a lot!
I plan to visit the OCC in October next year when I expect to be in Dunedin for dad's 80th birthday.

Qbert
18-10-2012, 04:29 AM
The game score is definitely truncated. It was one of the difficult-to-read ones from both players, but I think it has been cracked now and the full score should be available next time I get an updated pgn file from Craig.

The pgn file is complete on the Otago website

including, (thanks to help from Bob Wansink :) ):
[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.13"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Lane, Gary W"]
[Black "Wansink, Robert"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2391"]
[BlackElo "2244"]
[ECO "B12m"]
[EventDate "2012.10.13"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 e6 7.Nc3 Ne7
( 7...Nd7 )
8.Bg5 Qb6 9.Qd2 Qb4 10.Bb3 a5 11.Nge2 a4 12.Bd1 a3 13.b3 Nd5 14.Rc1 Nxc3
15.Nxc3 Nd7 16.O-O Nb6 17.Qf4 Qa5 18.Bc2 Bxc2 19.Rxc2 Nd5 20.Qg3
Nxc3 21.Rxc3 Qd5 22.Qf4 Bb4 23.Rf3 Rf8 24.Rc1 b5 25.Qe3 Ra7 26.Qd3
Rh8 27.Rg3 Kf8 28.Rf3 Ke8 29.Rg3 Kf8 30.Qc2 Ra6 31.Bd2 Be7 32.Rc3
Qxd4 33.Be3 Qxe5 34.Rxc6 Rxc6 35.Qxc6 g6 36.Qd7 Bf6
( 36...Qd6 )
37.Rc7 Qa1+ 38.Bc1 Rh7 39.Rc8+ Kg7 40.Qe8 Bc3 41.Qf8+ Kf6 42.Qd8+ Kg7
43.Qg8+ Kf6 44.Rxc3 Qxc3 45.Bg5+ Kf5 46.Qxh7 f6 47.Be3 Qa1+ 48.Kh2
Qxa2 49.Qc7 g5 50.hxg5 fxg5 51.Bd4 Qxb3 52.f3
1-0

GinoTHEstud
18-10-2012, 07:27 AM
When I try and download the PGN, it just opens up into a web page, with all the games listed. I can open then 1 by 1 as copy and pasting etc..then pasting them into a window in chessbase 11. Can you change it somehow, so it just downloads as a file.

braindied
18-10-2012, 09:41 AM
Tell Simon they are good pics. Looks like every competitor is there. Good to also see in some of them the OCC paintings of world champions by Bob Rasa which I recall well. The club looks in good nick!:clap:

Good to see the wall sketches survive, they bring back memories. Still looks like the same tables from 40 years ago as well. New carpet though :)

GinoTHEstud
18-10-2012, 09:47 AM
can someone answer my question please?
Or email me the pgn file?

gino_Thornton@hotmail.com

thank you generous people

Capablanca-Fan
18-10-2012, 09:55 AM
[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin, NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.14"]
[Round "9.1"]
[White "Lane, Gary"]
[Black "Dowden, R. Anthony"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C03e"]
[EventDate "2012.10.14"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 a6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.O-O cxd4 8.cxd4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Be7 10.a3 O-O 11.Be3 Bd7 12.Rc1 g6 13.Nc5 b5 14.Bh6 Re8 15.h3 Bc8 16.Bb1 Qd6 17.Qd2 Nd5 18.Rfe1 Bf6 19.Ne4 Qd7 20.Nxf6+ Nxf6 21.Qg5 Nd5 22.Be4 Nce7 23.Ne5 Qd8 24.Ng4 Ra7 25.Bxd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5 1-0

[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin, NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.14"]
[Round "9.2"]
[White "Johansen, Darryl K"]
[Black "Milligan, Helen"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E94r"]
[EventDate "2012.10.14"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 d6 5.e4 O-O 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.Qc2 a5 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 Ne8 12.Nd2 f5 13.exf5 gxf5 14.f4 e4 15.Nb3 Nxb3 16.axb3 Bd7 17.Qd2 b6 18.Nd1 Nf6 19.Bd4 Qe8 20.Ne3 Qg6 21.Rfd1 Kh7 22.Bc3 Rg8 23.Kh1 h5 24.Qe1 Qh6 25.Qh4 Raf8 26.Rf1 Kg6 27.b4 axb4 28.Bxb4 Ne8 29.Bc3 Bxc3 30.bxc3 Rh8 31.Nc2 Kf7 32.Ra7 Kg6 33.Nd4 Rf6 34.Rfa1 Kf7 35.Rb7 Bc8 36.Rb8 Bd7 37.Raa8 Ke7 38.Rd8 1-0

[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin, NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.14"]
[Round "9.6"]
[White "Fraemohs, Peter"]
[Black "Black, Ross"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D01c"]
[EventDate "2012.10.14"]

1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.h4 Nbd7 7.Bd3 h6 8.Ne5 Nh7 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.g4 Nxe5 11.dxe5 g6 12.f4 f5 13.Qf3 c6 14.O-O-O Rf7 15.Rdg1 Rg7 16.Ne2 Bd7 17.gxf5 exf5 18.Nd4 Nf8 19.h5 g5 20.Bxf5 gxf4 21.exf4 Kh8 22.Bxd7 Qxd7 23.f5 Nh7 24.Rg6 Rag8 25.Qf4 Ng5 26.Rxh6+ Rh7 27.Rg6 Ne4 28.Rhg1 Rxg6 29.hxg6 Rh3 30.f6 Qe8 31.g7+ Kg8 32.f7+ 1-0

[Event "South Island Championships"]
[Site "Dunedin, NZL"]
[Date "2012.10.14"]
[Round "9.7"]
[White "Jackson, L. Ross"]
[Black "Roberts, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D89g"]
[EventDate "2012.10.14"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Ne2 c5 9.Be3 Nc6 10.O-O cxd4 11.cxd4 Bg4 12.f3 Na5 13.Bd3 Be6 14.d5 Bxa1 15.Qxa1 Re8 16.h4 Bd7 17.h5 e5 18.dxe6 Bxe6 19.Rd1 Nc6 20.hxg6 fxg6 21.Nf4 Qe7 22.Nxe6 Qxe6 23.Bc2 Qe5 24.Bb3+ Kg7 25.Rd7+ Kh8 26.Qxe5+ Rxe5 27.Rxb7 Rc8 28.Bd5 Ree8 29.Bg5 Rf8 30.Bh6 Rg8 31.Bc1 Rge8 32.Bb2+ 1-0

Genrad
18-10-2012, 09:56 AM
can someone answer my question please?
Or email me the pgn file?

gino_Thornton@hotmail.com

thank you generous people


I see there is a pgn file on results page on NZCF website.

Direct link :
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/SouthIslandChamps2012.pgn

GinoTHEstud
18-10-2012, 11:02 AM
that pgn is the old one, but thanks.

Adamski
18-10-2012, 11:38 PM
Good to see the wall sketches survive, they bring back memories. Still looks like the same tables from 40 years ago as well. New carpet though :)
Agreed, Michael.
BTW you are still the only "Senior International Master" yet to come out of the OCC! Bob Wade (RIP) never quite reached that distinction.

Qbert
19-10-2012, 04:52 AM
can someone answer my question please?
Or email me the pgn file?

gino_Thornton@hotmail.com

thank you generous people
Hi Gino. Just right-click the link to he file and select Save File As, then you will get a download.

Tony Dowden
22-10-2012, 07:00 PM
I see the results have been submitted to FIDE but surely Andrew Brockway's FIDE rating of 2150-ish is wrong?

Bill Gletsos
22-10-2012, 08:51 PM
I see the results have been submitted to FIDE but surely Andrew Brockway's FIDE rating of 2150-ish is wrong?It must be as according to the FIDE website he is unrated.

Adamski
22-10-2012, 11:07 PM
The game score is definitely truncated. It was one of the difficult-to-read ones from both players, but I think it has been cracked now and the full score should be available next time I get an updated pgn file from Craig.
The full Lane - Wansink game is now on the site. (EDIT: As posted earlier!) Nice ending by Gary.

Speaking of endings, Johansen - Wansink was an unusual one - 3 minor pieces each and Bob played well to draw with the GM.

Tony Dowden
23-10-2012, 07:08 AM
It must be as according to the FIDE website he is unrated.
Thanks Bill, that's what I thought too.

CivicChessMan
23-10-2012, 07:45 AM
The crosstable on the Otago Chess Club website doesn't show any FIDE rating for Andrew Brockway

Qbert
23-10-2012, 10:15 AM
The crosstable on the Otago Chess Club website doesn't show any FIDE rating for Andrew Brockway
That's right. He doesn't have one yet. No idea where the 2147 came from - I hope it wasn't my fault...

Tony Dowden
23-10-2012, 12:24 PM
That's right. He doesn't have one yet. No idea where the 2147 came from - I hope it wasn't my fault...

Is it possible to resubmit results to FIDE then? Or do they check it anyway?

Kevin Bonham
23-10-2012, 02:36 PM
FIDE would catch that.

Qbert
24-10-2012, 04:57 AM
Is it possible to resubmit results to FIDE then? Or do they check it anyway?
I have resent the results to Michael just in case.
I had left a blank by Andrew Brockway's rating in Vega (instead of a zero), which inserted the number -2147483648 in its place in the rating file for some reason.:hmm:

Since 2147483648 is 2^31, I guess Vega was representing the binary rating "-000000000000000000000000000000" by switching all the digits to 1s then adding 1 to indicate a negative number??

Tony Dowden
24-10-2012, 09:29 PM
I have resent the results to Michael just in case.
I had left a blank by Andrew Brockway's rating in Vega (instead of a zero), which inserted the number -2147483648 in its place in the rating file for some reason.:hmm:

Since 2147483648 is 2^31, I guess Vega was representing the binary rating "-000000000000000000000000000000" by switching all the digits to 1s then adding 1 to indicate a negative number??

I only did first year maths at uni so you lost me! In any case the event has been rated and it looks like the error was spotted.

I see Otago stalwart Terry Duffield has a nice bag of +70 points :clap: :clap: