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adelandre
19-01-2005, 11:43 PM
Dear All,

An advance notice that the Adelaide University Chess Club, now headed by new President Alex Saint, will be running the Cat 3 Grand Prix Adelaide University Open on the 9th and 10th of July, 2005. The event will be held in the University of Adelaide's Union Building, and will have total prizes of $4000.

To further elevate the status of event, we have included an U/1600 tournament with $1500 prizes, the PAC Chess Challenge. Again we will put on a buffet dinner, provide table tennis, movies, free refresments, entertainment and a transfer tournament. We still boast what some would term "rediculously low entry fees" with entry to the PAC Chess Challenge being $40 Adult, $30 Concession, and to the Open $50 Adult, $40 Concession. We are being given strong consideration as an NECG event, and are offering $200 and $100 guarantee against prizes for GMs and IMs respectively. Again we have a junior teams option. More details at www.unichess.org

Any queries welcome. Kind Regards, Andrew & Alex Saint

adelandre
24-01-2005, 10:15 PM
Dear All,

The AUCC are wondering whether we should add a chinese chess competition to our 2005 University Open. It certainly seems to be a popular at our University, with many students asking us to buy some sets which we have done for this year (they only cost $5 in China). We could run it very much like a normal chess tournament, but I would have to investigate further if we decided to implement this.

Cheers, Andrew

Garvinator
24-01-2005, 10:20 PM
Dear All,

The AUCC are wondering whether we should add a chinese chess competition to our 2005 University Open. It certainly seems to be a popular at our University, with many students asking us to buy some sets which we have done for this year (they only cost $5 in China). We could run it very much like a normal chess tournament, but I would have to investigate further if we decided to implement this.

Cheers, Andrew
what is a chinese chess competition?

adelandre
24-01-2005, 11:02 PM
Chinese Chess is different as opposed to the conventional so called "european chess". You have a river in the middle of the board, you move on the edges of squares, you have no queen, you have a king confined to a "castle", you have pieces called "cannons" (which can only take by hopping over another piece) as well as rooks, your bishops are confined to your half of the river, and your king has two protecters. There are some finer details, but apart from that chinese chess is similar to our chess!! According to a chinese friend of mine, the game is very popular in china, with many millions knowing how to play the game, and participating in tournaments. So far the game's influence in other non-asian countries has been limited.

adelandre
06-02-2005, 03:05 PM
Dear All,

Just a note that the PDF of the 2005 University Open brochure is now available at www.unichess.org (this includes an entry slip).

Also, the games for the 2004 University Open are now available ( I know we're a bit late!) under "archives"

Thanks, Andrew

Add on:

Hmm, the site doesn't seem to be working at the moment. Either my connection, or I'll get alex to look into it tonight. I think the above two are also available on www.sachess.org

skip to my lou
06-02-2005, 03:53 PM
Getting NS record list at j.root-servers.net... Done!
Looking up at the 2 org. parent servers:

Server Response Time
tld1.ultradns.net [204.74.112.1] [Reports no A record] 101ms
tld2.ultradns.net [204.74.113.1] [Reports no A record] 103ms

adelandre
11-02-2005, 06:33 PM
Dear All,

www.unichess.org has now been up and running for 4 days - Alex had forgotten to re-register the domain name.

Feel free to browse info about the 2005 Adelaide University Open and the U/1600 PAC Chess Challenge. We encourage you to enter online or print of a brochure and send in an entry. We will be sending out brochures to you in the coming months. Join the crowds flocking to Adelaide for the Adelaide Unviersity Open.

Andrew

AES
04-03-2005, 10:59 PM
Arbiting the Uni Open 05 is:

IA Charles Zworestine
IA Roland Eime

Alan Shore
05-03-2005, 10:51 AM
Arbiting the Uni Open 05 is:

IA Charles Zworestine
IA Roland Eime

Charles is beginning to be like the 'Eddie McGuire' of arbiting chess events.. he just pops up everywhere!

Oepty
05-03-2005, 01:01 PM
Arbiting the Uni Open 05 is:

IA Charles Zworestine
IA Roland Eime


Great work Alex. Very good to hear.
Scott

AES
01-04-2005, 12:20 AM
TO ALL GMs and IMs:

We are offering $200 gauranteed against prizemoney for the 2005 Adelaide University Open. We are very proud to offer this and we particularly want to encourage international masters

For interstate players, we want you coming as well(!), so we have kept the entry fees as low as possible. We have also provided a full buffet dinner at the venue on the Saturday night at a reduced cost.

We also have a very popular Transfer tournament which everyone loves to enter.

This Uni Open will be big- so don't miss out.

Website: www.unichess.org

antichrist
01-04-2005, 01:38 AM
The first year and maybe second also the Sydney Easter Cup was held at Cabra-Vale Diggers an attempt was made to include Chinese chess in the SEC as Chneses chess was being already being played socially in the Club. The Club borders Cabramatta and Canley Vale which is full of Chinese Vietnamese who have their own chess cafes (the Serbs have also).

But response for Chineses chess was very poor?? The other organiser took it on not me though I am the one who can speak some Chinese.

Now after seeing full info on this tourno I realise that my Shout on the subject was not appropriate.

adelandre
01-04-2005, 03:16 PM
The first year and maybe second also the Sydney Easter Cup was held at Cabra-Vale Diggers an attempt was made to include Chinese chess in the SEC as Chneses chess was being already being played socially in the Club. The Club borders Cabramatta and Canley Vale which is full of Chinese Vietnamese who have their own chess cafes (the Serbs have also).

But response for Chineses chess was very poor?? The other organiser took it on not me though I am the one who can speak some Chinese.

Now after seeing full info on this tourno I realise that my Shout on the subject was not appropriate.

Your shout:
[01-04-2005 01:55 AM] antichrist: Who is putting up the dough?? In the long term will it make it more difficult to lure them to minor comps?
[01-04-2005 01:21 AM] AES: $200 gauranteed against prizemoney for all GMs and IMs entering the 2005 Adelaide University Open. This is going to be big.


Just to clear this up,
we have already in the past had both GMs, 3 IMs and various FMs, WIMs and WFMs entering our tournament - the lure factor has already been there and we just want to try and further bolster the top division of the tournament. It still is however a tournament built for the "common man" with a BIG emphasis on social events and fun, with what over 10 people have told me is the best chess venue in the country, and with the best entry fee to prize money ratio for such a tournament in the country.

I know you probably were not aware that we were not a minor comp - this weekender has definately been in the top 5 weekend events over the last couple of years, and is aiming this year to become Australia's number 2 weekender - some would argue this has already been obtained.

Anyway - join us down in Adelaide, chill, have fun, play chess and enjoy the biggest and best event SA has to offer!

arosar
01-04-2005, 03:21 PM
You play this event in that venue for the Aus Championships 2 years ago right?

AR

adelandre
01-04-2005, 04:02 PM
yeah, thats right AR

Although the bar is open at this time in the year and we also make use of a few more of the side rooms for table tennis, and the cinema for movies and stuff.

antichrist
01-04-2005, 04:51 PM
Anyway - join us down in Adelaide, chill, have fun, play chess and enjoy the biggest and best event SA has to offer!

Yeah would like to, I checked Virgin's fares and about $300 round trip and all the hassle so will probably pass by. Thanks all the same.

adelandre
03-04-2005, 09:01 PM
If you are in melbourne i know a few people coming over so could hook you up for a ride. I'm not sure if Ronald is coming by car from Sydney.

Cheers
Andrew

AES
12-04-2005, 05:59 PM
IM Guy West is a confirmed entry.

GM Ian Rogers has informed us he is unable to play this year.

Alan Shore
10-07-2005, 11:32 PM
Found this lurking on Page 3...

Any results?

Bereaved
11-07-2005, 07:00 AM
Belthasar, the website indicates that the results for this years tournament are to be posted today ie 11/7/05, but there was no sign 35 seconds ago,

All the best, God Bless, Macavity

bobby1972
11-07-2005, 04:07 PM
anybody know what happened please

Oepty
11-07-2005, 05:52 PM
I was there on the Saturday and only know the results to the end of round 4. Zhao and Tao were leading on 4/4 ahead of Sandler on 3.5/4. Jesse Sales was playing but lost to Zhao in round 3 and Sandler in round 4 to be on 2/4. Round Scott drew with Sandler in Round 3, before looking to be better against Zhao with black for alot of the game, but Zhao ended up winning. There was 34 players in the main tournament and 60 in the PAC Challenge U/1600 tournament.
In other news a person may have been found to take over organising the tournament so this may not be the last year of the tournament.
Scott

bobby1972
13-07-2005, 09:11 AM
any final results please

bobby1972
13-07-2005, 01:53 PM
so nobody knows anything about this turny amazing

Alan Shore
13-07-2005, 05:16 PM
so nobody knows anything about this turny amazing

Just what I was told...

T. Tao 6.5,
Z. Zhao 6,
R. Scott, J. Obst 5.5.

Oepty
13-07-2005, 05:49 PM
I am now getting a message on both unichess.org and sachess.org that says the account for both of them has been suspended. It seems likely we will be waiting a couple of days for the results, a real pity.
Scott

Garvinator
13-07-2005, 06:21 PM
Place Name Feder Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 Tao, Trevor SA 2387 6.5 20.5 29.5 27.5
2 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2414 6 23.5 32.0 25.0
3-4 Obst, James SA 1982 5.5 21.5 31.0 21.5
Scott, Ronald NSW 2202 5.5 18.0 26.5 21.5
5 Stevens, Tristan SA 1830 5 19.5 27.0 18.0
6-7 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2358 4.5 22.5 31.5 20.5
Sales, Jesse Noel OS 2340 4.5 18.5 27.0 17.5
8-14 Tabatt, Hendrik OS 2234 4 24.0 33.0 20.0
Zaric, Srboljub SA 2187 4 20.0 28.0 18.5
Ali, Mosaddeque ACT 1777 4 18.5 25.0 16.0
Jelic, Mato SA 1649 4 18.0 25.0 17.0
Rigo, Bernard SA 1759 4 17.5 24.5 13.5
Garcia-Blanco, Miguel SA 1616 4 17.0 24.0 16.0
Schon, Eugene VIC 1444 4 15.0 21.5 12.0
15-19 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) SA 1644 3.5 19.5 27.0 14.0
Thiyagarajah, Prakash SA 1677 3.5 18.0 25.5 11.5
Saint, Andrew SA 1884 3.5 17.0 25.5 14.5
Peake, Michael R SA 1628 3.5 16.5 22.5 13.5
Glenton, Alan VIC 1434 3.5 14.0 19.5 10.5
20-26 Goldsmith, Alan D SA 2125 3 21.5 29.5 18.0
Youers, David SA 1794 3 18.5 26.0 15.0
Short, Andrew SA 1620 3 18.0 23.5 11.5
Lutley, Philip SA 1620 3 17.5 24.0 12.0
Cooke, Tristrom SA 1584 3 15.5 21.0 9.0
Morris, James VIC 1571 3 14.0 21.0 10.0
Fereday, A (Tony) SA 1470 3 13.5 18.5 10.0
27-30 Juszczynski, Mathew SA 1754 2.5 17.0 26.0 9.5
Chadwick, Charles TAS 1771 2.5 17.0 23.5 13.5
Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1773 2.5 16.0 23.5 10.5
Chesney, David SA 1145 2.5 16.0 21.0 6.5
31 Heitmann, Surabhi SA 1067 2 14.5 19.0 7.5
32-33 Wynne, David SA 1763 1.5 17.0 22.5 10.0
Sag, Andrew SA 1313 1.5 15.0 20.5 5.0
34 Brown, Cyril D SA 1306 1 8.0 14.0 2.5



No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Tao, Trevor SA 2387 6.5 16:W 17:W 8:W 20:W 2:W 9:W 3:D
2 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2414 6 27:W 3:W 7:W 4:W 1:L 8:W 9:W
3 Obst, James SA 1982 5.5 25:W 2:L 11:W 10:W 20:W 6:W 1:D
4 Scott, Ronald NSW 2202 5.5 23:W 29:W 6:D 2:L 15:W 20:W 8:W
5 Stevens, Tristan SA 1830 5 14:W 6:L 16:W 13:L 23:W 10:W 11:W
6 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2358 4.5 15:W 5:W 4:D 7:W 8:L 3:L 18:W
7 Sales, Jesse Noel OS 2340 4.5 18:W 21:W 2:L 6:L 28:D 13:W 15:W
8 Tabatt, Hendrik OS 2234 4 12:W 10:W 1:L 28:W 6:W 2:L 4:L
9 Zaric, Srboljub SA 2187 4 22:D 32:D 12:W 21:W 13:W 1:L 2:L
10 Ali, Mosaddeque ACT 1777 4 33:W 8:L 18:W 3:L 26:W 5:L 23:W
11 Jelic, Mato SA 1649 4 0:D 24:W 3:L 32:W 0:D 21:W 5:L
12 Rigo, Bernard SA 1759 4 8:L 22:W 9:L 25:W 0:D 14:D 20:W
13 Garcia-Blanco, Miguel SA 1616 4 20:L 30:W 29:W 5:W 9:L 7:L 21:W
14 Schon, Eugene VIC 1444 4 5:L 15:D 22:L 30:W 32:W 12:D 29:W
15 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) SA 1644 3.5 6:L 14:D 24:W 27:W 4:L 19:W 7:L
16 Thiyagarajah, Prakash SA 1677 3.5 1:L 19:W 5:L 26:L 33:W 22:W 17:D
17 Saint, Andrew SA 1884 3.5 26:W 1:L 27:D 0:D 18:D 0:D 16:D
18 Peake, Michael R SA 1628 3.5 7:L 34:W 10:L 31:W 17:D 28:W 6:L
19 Glenton, Alan VIC 1434 3.5 21:L 16:L 30:D 24:W 27:W 15:L 28:W
20 Goldsmith, Alan D SA 2125 3 13:W 28:W 32:W 1:L 3:L 4:L 12:L
21 Youers, David SA 1794 3 19:W 7:L 23:W 9:L 22:W 11:L 13:L
22 Short, Andrew SA 1620 3 9:D 12:L 14:W 0:D 21:L 16:L 32:W
23 Lutley, Philip SA 1620 3 4:L 33:W 21:L 29:W 5:L 26:W 10:L
24 Cooke, Tristrom SA 1584 3 0:D 11:L 15:L 19:L 34:W 32:W 25:D
25 Morris, James VIC 1571 3 3:L 31:W 28:L 12:L 29:D 27:W 24:D
26 Fereday, A (Tony) SA 1470 3 17:L 27:L 33:W 16:W 10:L 23:L 31:W
27 Juszczynski, Mathew SA 1754 2.5 2:L 26:W 17:D 15:L 19:L 25:L 0:W
28 Chadwick, Charles TAS 1771 2.5 30:W 20:L 25:W 8:L 7:D 18:L 19:L
29 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1773 2.5 34:W 4:L 13:L 23:L 25:D 30:W 14:L
30 Chesney, David SA 1145 2.5 28:L 13:L 19:D 14:L 0:W 29:L 33:W
31 Heitmann, Surabhi SA 1067 2 32:L 25:L 0:W 18:L 0:D 33:D 26:L
32 Wynne, David SA 1763 1.5 31:W 9:D 20:L 11:L 14:L 24:L 22:L
33 Sag, Andrew SA 1313 1.5 10:L 23:L 26:L 0:W 16:L 31:D 30:L
34 Brown, Cyril D SA 1306 1 29:L 18:L 0:D 0:D 24:L 0: 0:

Garvinator
13-07-2005, 06:23 PM
Place Name Feder Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 Mdinaradze, Edgar SA 7 24.0 33.0 28.0
2-3 Turcaj, Pavel SA 1503 5.5 21.5 31.0 23.0
Ivkovic, Novica SA 1578 5.5 20.5 27.5 22.5
4-9 Atrens, Eduard SA 1459 5 24.5 35.0 23.5
Utturkar, Ashwin SA 1513 5 22.5 33.0 23.0
Sargeant, David SA 5 21.5 30.0 20.5
Zulfic, Fedja SA 1177 5 19.5 28.0 20.5
Giminez, Simeon SA 1380 5 19.0 28.5 21.0
Chia, Nicholas SA 1221 5 18.0 25.5 18.5
10-16 Schoech, Franz SA 1050 4.5 22.0 30.0 21.5
Staak, Eric SA 4.5 20.0 27.0 19.0
Haydn, Gavin SA 1505 4.5 19.5 28.0 18.5
Umapathysivam, Mahesh SA 1137 4.5 19.0 26.5 16.0
Rodriguez, Lloyd SA 1437 4.5 18.5 27.5 18.0
Hill, Steven SA 1475 4.5 17.5 24.0 19.0
Eustace, Sophie SA 974 4.5 17.0 26.0 16.0
17-27 Thorne, Richard SA 1486 4 20.5 28.5 19.0
Sterk, Jakob SA 804 4 20.5 28.5 18.0
Milton, Anthony SA 768 4 20.5 27.0 15.0
Conway, Dennis SA 4 19.5 27.0 16.5
Evans, George SA 1417 4 18.5 26.5 18.5
Ivancic, Fabian SA 998 4 18.0 26.0 15.0
Heitmann, Syam SA 1357 4 18.0 25.5 14.5
Miller, Anthony Christopher SA 856 4 17.5 25.0 14.0
Heitmann, Gordon SA 1312 4 17.5 24.0 15.5
Fong, Calvin SA 984 4 15.5 22.5 15.0
Redpath, Michael ACT 941 4 15.5 21.0 15.5
28-38 Borg, Matthew SA 966 3.5 23.0 30.0 20.0
Nair, Pampavasan SA 3.5 21.0 29.0 17.0
Redpath, Nicholas ACT 795 3.5 18.5 26.5 12.0
Yang, Owen SA 3.5 18.5 24.0 15.5
Miles, Adrian SA 801 3.5 18.0 24.5 14.0
Jasper, Scott SA 3.5 18.0 24.5 12.5
Griggs, James SA 759 3.5 17.5 24.5 12.5
Bailey, Oscar SA 889 3.5 17.5 24.0 14.5
Tolman, Justin SA 3.5 16.5 23.5 11.5
Kenmure, Jamie VIC 1154 3.5 15.5 24.5 13.5
Milton, Tom SA 709 3.5 13.0 19.5 10.5
39-45 Low, Brandon SA 785 3 20.5 29.5 16.5
Toper, David VIC 715 3 20.0 27.0 13.0
Heitmann, Kaustubha SA 520 3 18.5 26.0 14.5
Eske, Jonathon SA 3 16.0 22.5 9.0
Chambers, Thomas Edward SA 3 15.0 21.0 9.0
Borg, Malcolm SA 542 3 15.0 20.0 10.0
Lin, Rui SA 940 3 12.5 17.5 10.0
46-51 Hender, Christopher SA 2.5 18.0 24.5 13.0
Gai, Dayu SA 2.5 16.5 23.0 9.0
Cameron, Alistair SA 2.5 16.5 21.5 11.5
Zhang, Vincent SA 2.5 16.5 21.5 11.0
Gai, Evan SA 2.5 14.5 19.5 8.0
Chaudhary, Shreyas SA 968 2.5 13.5 19.5 7.5
52-56 Han, Tianchen SA 1017 2 18.5 25.5 12.0
Psalios, Michael SA 2 15.0 20.5 5.5
Liu, Fulei SA 2 14.5 19.5 6.0
Knapp, Katrina SA 639 2 13.5 19.0 7.0
Mitra, Druva SA 825 2 12.0 17.5 5.5
57-58 Hender, Timothy SA 1.5 15.5 21.5 7.0
Pace, Emilio SA 1.5 13.5 18.0 3.5
59 King, Russell SA 1 13.5 19.0 5.5
60-61 Pace, Alex SA 0.5 11.5 17.5 1.5
Odhavji, Vishal SA 159 0.5 10.0 16.0 0.5



No Name Feder Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Mdinaradze, Edgar SA 7 16:W 37:W 14:W 2:W 4:W 5:W 8:W
2 Turcaj, Pavel SA 1503 5.5 40:W 26:W 39:W 1:L 7:W 4:D 10:W
3 Ivkovic, Novica SA 1578 5.5 30:W 52:W 21:W 4:L 10:D 18:W 15:W
4 Atrens, Eduard SA 1459 5 38:W 32:W 6:W 3:W 1:L 2:D 5:D
5 Utturkar, Ashwin SA 1513 5 19:W 22:W 7:D 11:W 28:W 1:L 4:D
6 Sargeant, David SA 5 24:W 13:W 4:L 0:D 14:W 17:W 12:D
7 Zulfic, Fedja SA 1177 5 42:W 29:W 5:D 28:D 2:L 34:W 21:W
8 Giminez, Simeon SA 1380 5 23:W 39:L 19:W 40:W 12:W 28:W 1:L
9 Chia, Nicholas SA 1221 5 43:W 20:D 18:L 36:W 13:D 41:W 19:W
10 Schoech, Franz SA 1050 4.5 46:W 11:D 20:W 18:W 3:D 15:D 2:L
11 Staak, Eric SA 4.5 56:W 10:D 35:W 5:L 21:D 27:W 17:D
12 Haydn, Gavin SA 1505 4.5 34:W 28:L 31:W 22:W 8:L 20:W 6:D
13 Umapathysivam, Mahesh SA 1137 4.5 47:W 6:L 0:D 0:D 9:D 30:W 35:W
14 Rodriguez, Lloyd SA 1437 4.5 55:W 27:W 1:L 39:D 6:L 31:W 28:W
15 Hill, Steven SA 1475 4.5 17:L 61:W 30:W 52:W 29:W 10:D 3:L
16 Eustace, Sophie SA 974 4.5 1:L 43:W 55:W 17:L 40:W 29:D 32:W
17 Thorne, Richard SA 1486 4 15:W 45:W 28:L 16:W 0:D 6:L 11:D
18 Sterk, Jakob SA 804 4 31:D 36:W 9:W 10:L 46:W 3:L 26:D
19 Milton, Anthony SA 768 4 5:L 57:W 8:L 47:W 22:W 23:W 9:L
20 Conway, Dennis SA 4 0:W 9:D 10:L 35:W 0:D 12:L 39:W
21 Evans, George SA 1417 4 44:W 48:W 3:L 0:D 11:D 39:W 7:L
22 Ivancic, Fabian SA 998 4 33:W 5:L 44:W 12:L 19:L 43:W 40:W
23 Heitmann, Syam SA 1357 4 8:L 0:D 33:W 48:W 0:D 19:L 29:W
24 Miller, Anthony Christopher SA 856 4 6:L 50:W 29:L 44:W 37:D 33:W 25:D
25 Heitmann, Gordon SA 1312 4 0:D 0:D 32:W 29:L 0:D 49:W 24:D
26 Fong, Calvin SA 984 4 54:W 2:L 41:D 31:L 48:W 46:W 18:D
27 Redpath, Michael ACT 941 4 60:W 14:L 48:D 0:D 52:W 11:L 41:W
28 Borg, Matthew SA 966 3.5 58:W 12:W 17:W 7:D 5:L 8:L 14:L
29 Nair, Pampavasan SA 3.5 51:W 7:L 24:W 25:W 15:L 16:D 23:L
30 Redpath, Nicholas ACT 795 3.5 3:L 47:W 15:L 0:D 36:W 13:L 49:W
31 Yang, Owen SA 3.5 18:D 59:W 12:L 26:W 39:D 14:L 34:D
32 Miles, Adrian SA 801 3.5 49:W 4:L 25:L 0:D 57:W 37:W 16:L
33 Jasper, Scott SA 3.5 22:L 34:W 23:L 45:W 0:D 24:L 47:W
34 Griggs, James SA 759 3.5 12:L 33:L 58:W 43:W 51:W 7:L 31:D
35 Bailey, Oscar SA 889 3.5 0:D 51:W 11:L 20:L 42:W 52:W 13:L
36 Tolman, Justin SA 3.5 0:D 18:L 42:W 9:L 30:L 58:W 48:W
37 Kenmure, Jamie VIC 1154 3.5 50:W 1:L 40:L 55:W 24:D 32:L 46:W
38 Milton, Tom SA 709 3.5 4:L 58:W 52:L 51:L 0:D 57:W 50:W
39 Low, Brandon SA 785 3 0:W 8:W 2:L 14:D 31:D 21:L 20:L
40 Toper, David VIC 715 3 2:L 54:W 37:W 8:L 16:L 44:W 22:L
41 Heitmann, Kaustubha SA 520 3 0:D 0:D 26:D 49:W 0:D 9:L 27:L
42 Eske, Jonathon SA 3 7:L 0:D 36:L 54:W 35:L 0:D 53:W
43 Chambers, Thomas Edward SA 3 9:L 16:L 60:W 34:L 54:W 22:L 57:W
44 Borg, Malcolm SA 542 3 21:L 53:W 22:L 24:L 59:W 40:L 52:W
45 Lin, Rui SA 940 3 53:W 17:L 46:L 33:L 49:L 60:W 56:W
46 Hender, Christopher SA 2.5 10:L 56:W 45:W 0:D 18:L 26:L 37:L
47 Gai, Dayu SA 2.5 13:L 30:L 53:W 19:L 55:W 0:D 33:L
48 Cameron, Alistair SA 2.5 61:W 21:L 27:D 23:L 26:L 59:W 36:L
49 Zhang, Vincent SA 2.5 32:L 0:D 59:W 41:L 45:W 25:L 30:L
50 Gai, Evan SA 2.5 37:L 24:L 51:L 61:W 60:W 0:D 38:L
51 Chaudhary, Shreyas SA 968 2.5 29:L 35:L 50:W 38:W 34:L 0:D 0:
52 Han, Tianchen SA 1017 2 57:W 3:L 38:W 15:L 27:L 35:L 44:L
53 Psalios, Michael SA 2 45:L 44:L 47:L 0:D 0:D 55:W 42:L
54 Liu, Fulei SA 2 26:L 40:L 61:W 42:L 43:L 56:L 0:W
55 Knapp, Katrina SA 639 2 14:L 60:W 16:L 37:L 47:L 53:L 59:W
56 Mitra, Druva SA 825 2 11:L 46:L 57:L 59:D 0:D 54:W 45:L
57 Hender, Timothy SA 1.5 52:L 19:L 56:W 0:D 32:L 38:L 43:L
58 Pace, Emilio SA 1.5 28:L 38:L 34:L 0:D 61:W 36:L 0:
59 King, Russell SA 1 0:D 31:L 49:L 56:D 44:L 48:L 55:L
60 Pace, Alex SA .5 27:L 55:L 43:L 0:D 50:L 45:L 0:
61 Odhavji, Vishal SA 159 .5 48:L 15:L 54:L 50:L 58:L 0:D 0:

Garvinator
13-07-2005, 06:27 PM
I am now getting a message on both unichess.org and sachess.org that says the account for both of them has been suspended. It seems likely we will be waiting a couple of days for the results, a real pity.
Scott
just received the sp files from Charles.

Oepty
13-07-2005, 07:29 PM
Thank you Garvin.

klyall
13-07-2005, 09:15 PM
I would like to express my thanks to Alex Saint and his crew of helpers. It certainly was a very well run and enjoyable tournament. :clap: :clap:

Thanks to Charles and Roland (thanks for bringing me in some books to read Roland) for their expertise in arbitering.

In terms of extra curricular activities there was table tennis and videos for siblings and the younger players who finished early. At one stage there were over 30 children and a few adults watching the Simpsons.

It was very thoughtful to waiting parents to have the newspapers brought to the comfortable couches before the games started.

I also managed to get a few games of bridge and later five hundred.

The meal on Saturday night was a bargainat $5.00 per player and $10.00 for non-players and included a huge range of food for all tastes.

I know that players and non-players alike appreciated the free coffee, tea, cordial, chips and on Sunday afternoon the chocolate biscuits.

Hopefully some one will take over the organisation of such a successful and enjoyable event.

bobby1972
14-07-2005, 09:42 AM
thanks a lot for results

Oepty
14-07-2005, 02:12 PM
I see Charles has taken the step I chose not to of naming the potential new organiser of the next Uni Open in his report on the Uni Open in the bulletin. I think there is a very good chance from what I heard he will take over and I hope he does. This is a tournament that should go on if at all possible. I heard it rated number 1 or number 2 Australian weekender by two people who have had a wide range of experience in visting tournaments. It is very large in numbers, particularly when you think any other weekend tournament in SA is lucky to get a quarter of the number who played. The venue is large, and there is plenty of room for expansion with the rooms used for the reserves when the championships where played not being used. The main room could easily cater another 20-30 people. Well done to Alex and Andrew Saint, Robin Wedding and Peter Mathews for putting on an excellent tournament.

As a result of the play on the weekend it just makes it clear to me that Tao deserves to be ranked amoungst the top few of Australian players, probably ahead of Smerdon, Solomon and Zhao and only behind Rogers, Johansen and Lane.
Scott Colliver

Garvinator
14-07-2005, 02:31 PM
As a result of the play on the weekend it just makes it clear to me that Tao deserves to be ranked amoungst the top few of Australian players, probably ahead of Smerdon, Solomon and Zhao and only behind Rogers, Johansen and Lane.
Scott Colliver
To do this, he would have to prove himself away from SA, like the other players you mention do. Until then, this wont happen.

Brian_Jones
14-07-2005, 02:33 PM
I heard it rated number 1 or number 2 Australian weekender by two people who have had a wide range of experience in visting tournaments. It is very large in numbers, particularly when you think any other weekend tournament in SA is lucky to get a quarter of the number who played. The venue is large, and there is plenty of room for expansion with the rooms used for the reserves when the championships where played not being used. The main room could easily cater another 20-30 people. Well done to Alex and Andrew Saint, Robin Wedding and Peter Mathews for putting on an excellent tournament.

As a result of the play on the weekend it just makes it clear to me that Tao deserves to be ranked amoungst the top few of Australian players, probably ahead of Smerdon, Solomon and Zhao and only behind Rogers, Johansen and Lane.
Scott Colliver

Controversial post mate.

Adelaide University is currently 6th in the top 10 weekenders in the July/August issue of Australian Chess magazine. They could get to number 5 now that Caloundra has dropped in numbers.

As regards Trevor Tao, there are lots of footy teams that have better results at home than away. I would like to see Trevor play more often outside SA, then we can see whether he can still play when not sleeping in his own bed at night!

pballard
14-07-2005, 03:06 PM
I see Charles has taken the step I chose not to of naming the potential new organiser of the next Uni Open in his report on the Uni Open in the bulletin. I think there is a very good chance from what I heard he will take over and I hope he does. This is a tournament that should go on if at all possible. I heard it rated number 1 or number 2 Australian weekender by two people who have had a wide range of experience in visting tournaments. It is very large in numbers, particularly when you think any other weekend tournament in SA is lucky to get a quarter of the number who played. The venue is large, and there is plenty of room for expansion with the rooms used for the reserves when the championships where played not being used. The main room could easily cater another 20-30 people. Well done to Alex and Andrew Saint, Robin Wedding and Peter Mathews for putting on an excellent tournament.

As a result of the play on the weekend it just makes it clear to me that Tao deserves to be ranked amoungst the top few of Australian players, probably ahead of Smerdon, Solomon and Zhao and only behind Rogers, Johansen and Lane.
Scott Colliver

To me, the fast time limit takes the tournament down a peg or two, and certainly puts it behind Doeberl and Begonia, and perhaps a couple of others. (I realise the fast time limit works well for a two day tournament, but it has to lower the quality of the games). This is in no way to detract from the excellent organisation of the event, but let's keep it in perspective.

For the same reason, I wouldn't read too much into Tao's win over Zhao. Trevor's an extremely good player (even more than Chapman, I feel like I'm playing a machine which sees everything), and is probably IM strength, but ranking him ahead of Zhao and Smerdon is a big call. Smerdon's Begonia win is more impressive in my book. Other posters are right: if he wants to prove he's in the elite, he needs to play top competition more. (Tricky from Adelaide, but that's the reality).

p.s. Duff came =3rd, so which one is Duff? Ronald Scott I assume?

Duff McKagan
14-07-2005, 05:42 PM
I heard it rated number 1 or number 2 Australian weekender by two people who have had a wide range of experience in visting tournaments. It is very large in numbers, particularly when you think any other weekend tournament in SA is lucky to get a quarter of the number who played. The venue is large, and there is plenty of room for expansion with the rooms used for the reserves when the championships where played not being used. The main room could easily cater another 20-30 people. Well done to Alex and Andrew Saint, Robin Wedding and Peter Mathews for putting on an excellent tournament.

Yeah I'd rank it at #1 tournament, not just by numbers, but by atmosphere, facilities, tournament level, activities and friends.

Oepty
14-07-2005, 06:51 PM
I seem to have caused some controversy by posting my views.
As far as my ranking of weekenders goes, I was not posting my views but views of 2 interstate people from SA, one who has posted in this thread. I personally have not been to any of the other tournments that would be contenders for the title of best weekender so my view is pointless. So though I believe is just ranking tournaments based on particapation numbers. It is a good indicator, but it is not the only thing that you can judge a tournament with. Things like quality of the venue, atmosphere, quality of the organisers and arbiters, value for money and many other things must come into judging a tournament. I have not seen these for the other tournaments so I can not really judge for myself, I have to take on the views of others who do know. That is what I did. They ranked it either 1 or 2. I think the Uni Open must be one of the best in the country, one of the best 3 or 5 or 6 is not within my ability to judge. I think I remember saying once on this board that I veiwed as one of the best 3 in the country, but I now think that was an unwise remark.
Brian if there is a Uni Open next year, please come, please see for yourself what it is like, don't rely on just numbers. Failing that ask Charles Zworstine, Zong-Yuan Zhao, Ronald Scott your fellow New South Welshmen what they think.

As far as my comments about Trevor go, well I might be biased, I can live with that. I might also be right. We will have to wait and see whether Trevor does play outside SA, I doubt it.
Scott

pballard
14-07-2005, 07:07 PM
I seem to have caused some controversy by posting my views.

Nothing wrong with posting your views. This is a discussion board after all.

Alan Shore
14-07-2005, 07:43 PM
Yeah I'd rank it at #1 tournament, not just by numbers, but by atmosphere, facilities, tournament level, activities and friends.

I agree - the best weekender I've ever played at was the Adelaide Uni Open and I've played in QLD, NSW, ACT and SA. Second best is probably Doeberl Cup.

AES
17-07-2005, 08:05 PM
Brian if there is a Uni Open next year, please come, please see for yourself what it is like, don't rely on just numbers.


:clap: Scott, this is perhaps the best comment i have ever read on the BB :clap:

adelandre
23-07-2005, 10:35 AM
Hi All,

Thanks for your comments.

At the recent SACA committee, SACA resolved to ensure this event continuted in 2006, even if it requires the entire SACA committee involvement along with University liasons to organise the events.

I had several mothers approach me after the event offering help with the dinner for 2006.

Our patron has indicated that he will provide further financial assistance to see the event continue.

On another note, Trevor Tao sent me some annotated games, one against me which I am not particularly proud of! Certainly his annotations are very interesting and perceptive:

Oepty
23-07-2005, 10:38 AM
Hello Andrew. This is great news. Without the Uni Open SA would not have any tournaments of national interest. I am available to help out more than I have recently if you are lacking organisers.
Scott

Altecman
21-08-2005, 12:32 AM
Who won the Adelaide Open?