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ursogr8
31-12-2004, 01:36 PM
We are constructing a mini-history of the VIC OPEN, to add to the tourney flyer. If you can assist with answering the following questions then.....then....then....we would be grateful.


4.1 Was Darryl a GM in 91 or an IM.

4.2 Has Chapman got a title.

4.3 Were championship winners counted as champions in cases of multiple ties.

4.4 Were the computers declared the open champion in the year that they won [grazia Dio this computer fad has now gone]


starter

ps Bill's post #158 is the source (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=41095#post41095) we are working from.

Ian Rout
31-12-2004, 02:16 PM
4.1 An IM.

4.2 He is an IM (source FIDE site) - I recall he got it at the 2000 (or thereabouts) Zonal.

Don't know the others.

Bill Gletsos
31-12-2004, 03:06 PM
4.3 Were championship winners counted as champions in cases of multiple ties.
I believe in some years they possibly were but cannot be certain.

1996 - The event report in Australian Chess Magazine (ACM) by the Guru says there were joint winners.

1997 - The event report in ACM by Jamieson says Teichmann won the title on count back from Nutu-Gagic.

1999, 2000 and 2002 - I can find no report in the ACF bulletins about it nor in Australian Chess Forum.



4.4 Were the computers declared the open champion in the year that they won [grazia Dio this computer fad has now gone]
I believe the title always went to the highest scoring human.

Rincewind
31-12-2004, 03:33 PM
I believe the title always went to the highest scoring human.

There is probably something witty to be said here about some previous winner(s), anyone?

ursogr8
31-12-2004, 04:15 PM
^ & ^^

Thanks Ian and Bill

arosar
06-01-2005, 08:33 AM
Well here's another challenge.

Last night I attended the NZCF AGM. Certainly a lot less noisy than NSWCA ones I've attended. The best action was a 30 minute exchange between the ex-prez and the incumbent. All in all a very gentlemanly affair.

One item which caught my attention was over FIDE fees. The meeting noted that NZCF's FIDE fees for 2003 were met by a kind gentleman in Australia. Who was it?

I didn't ask the kiwis cos they seemed deliberately secretive about it.

AR