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rob
29-07-2005, 03:22 PM
34 players are competing in this 9 round swiss held on Sunday afternoons. Despite the large prize fund the entries are down slightly on last year (possibly the high entry fee is a factor). WA's top 2 rated players: Tristan Boyd & Jay Lakner are amongst the stronger players not competing.

After 4 rounds, many times State Champion Haydn Barber is equal first on 3.5 with juniors Ganesh Viswanath (15) and Yita Choong (12). Ganesh and Yita have both had fine results including wins with black over Tim Hare (2097) and David Ellis (1981) respectively.

Matt Garcia & Dave O'Shaughnessy are doing a great job getting all the games on the web (for playing over or downloading) within a couple of days after each round finishes. Mike McGregor & Joe Klimzcak ensure the results and draw are up shortly after each round finishes.

Careth
29-07-2005, 07:38 PM
lol- just saw the draw. Cant wait to see the Board 1 game when its been played (obviously), and how the Board 10 turns out. I am going for Ryan :P .
Good luck with your match too, rob.

rob
01-08-2005, 02:42 PM
In round 5 Yita knocked off another high rated player - the fast improving John Fedec (1829) whilst Haydn defeated Ganesh Viswanath.

12 year old Yita is rated 21st out of the 34 players but now faces Haydn with whom he shares the lead on 4.5, strangely there are no players on 4. So far Haydn has yet to play anyone over 1900.

1 Choong, Yita 1633 [4.5] : Barber, Haydn J 2143 [4.5]
2 Hare, Tim 2097 [3.5] : Leonhardt, Wolfgang 1916 [3.5]
3 Kurniawan, Stephanus 1800 [3.5] : Maris, Robert 1937 [3.5]
4 Viswanath, Ganesh 1732 [3.5] : Kueh, Michael 1858 [3.5]
5 Dunlop, Gordon 1823 [3.5] : Ellis, David 1981 [3]

rob
08-08-2005, 02:00 PM
In round 6 another upset by Yita Choong (1633) this time he beat Haydn Barber (2143) to go a point clear with 3 rounds to go :clap:
Wolfgang's win over Tim Hare puts him on top board in a match with a big age gap (Wolfgang is 76, Yita is 12).
The round 7 draw (top boards):

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Leonhardt, Wolfgang 1916 [4.5] : Choong, Yita 1633 [5.5]
2 Barber, Haydn J 2143 [4.5] : Maris, Robert 1937 [4.5]
3 Kueh, Michael 1858 [4.5] : Johnstone, Ray 1702 [4]
4 Ellis, David 1981 [4] : Holland, Dennis 1588 [4]
5 Fedec, John 1829 [4] : Hare, Tim 2097 [3.5]

Careth
08-08-2005, 03:28 PM
Hello rob,

good job with the game :clap: - was it hard? I was sick (apparently) yesterday, and wasnt allowed to go. All cos 1.3 degrees over :wall: . Either way, could you post your game here so I can look through it, and possibly you saw who am I to play? Thanks in advance rob. :P

rob
08-08-2005, 04:32 PM
Hello rob,

good job with the game :clap: - was it hard? I was sick (apparently) yesterday, and wasnt allowed to go. All cos 1.3 degrees over :wall: . Either way, could you post your game here so I can look through it, and possibly you saw who am I to play? Thanks in advance rob. :P

I should have lost and had a difficult struggle. You were due to play Sophie in round 6, shame you missed out. In round 7 next Sunday you are due to play Ryan (you have white).

Careth
08-08-2005, 04:47 PM
LOL- it will be fun:P. In the last couple of Lightning matches with him, he usually grinds me in the middle game. Thanks rob- and I am as well annoyed with my game yesterday- mums "executive decision". Headaches are only a small thing.

P.S, did your opponent play 1. e4 c5/e5(not sure of your move) 2. d4? he has been playing it to some extent in previous matches, with different outcomes.
Thanks for the enlightenment:P.

rob
08-08-2005, 04:57 PM
P.S, did your opponent play 1. e4 c5/e5(not sure of your move) 2. d4? he has been playing it to some extent in previous matches, with different outcomes.
Thanks for the enlightenment:P.

I was expecting 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cd 3.c3 Nf6 (converting the Morra Gambit into an Alapin) but he went for a main line Sicilian. I wasn't thinking very well for a while and may not have been thinking at all for a bit (I was between 45 & 58 mins behind on the clock & looked like losing 2 pawns), but :)

Careth
08-08-2005, 05:05 PM
Well eitherway you must be happy with the outcome- even more so with the problems you told me in that last post. It must have been a good game though, for that kind of hindering to not stop you, or did he lay off the pressure?

rob
08-08-2005, 05:41 PM
Well eitherway you must be happy with the outcome- even more so with the problems you told me in that last post. It must have been a good game though, for that kind of hindering to not stop you, or did he lay off the pressure?
I trapped his Bishop but he had 2 pawns compensation & as they were connected passed pawns it was pretty unclear. I had to use plenty of determination & positive anticipation to make progress and avoid any more glaring errors. Fortunately my opponent wasnít so careful and didnít seem to use his time all that wisely.

yep I was very happy with the result and my effort, but I know that I have to play at a far better standard in the early middlegame next round else Haydn (with white) is going to have an easy win.

Careth
08-08-2005, 05:53 PM
Hmm... I think Mr. Barber would have not done as much preparation for Yita, although enough to give him knowledge of his style. After that round, he cannot afford another loss/draw or another player will join his score. With that said, he will most likely have done more preparation just because it is you and he would expect more fight, plus if he loses, chances are he is out of contention, though may be lucky and somehow come back. Either way, it will be a pretty good game.

pax
09-08-2005, 10:52 AM
It is worth mentioning that Leonhardt is also an 8 time former state champion, from 1954 to 1972. Amazing to see him back playing at the top end of the Championships. Wouldn't it be something if he won!

Great result for Yita. Haydn Barber is the measuring stick for WA players, and is always a valuable scalp.

Hey Rob, what has happened to the closed state championship? 2004 was an Open Champs, so isn't this year due to be a closed? Was the standard of entries not high enough?



In round 6 another upset by Yita Choong (1633) this time he beat Haydn Barber (2143) to go a point clear with 3 rounds to go :clap:
Wolfgang's win over Tim Hare puts him on top board in a match with a big age gap (Wolfgang is 76, Yita is 12).
The round 7 draw (top boards):

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Leonhardt, Wolfgang 1916 [4.5] : Choong, Yita 1633 [5.5]
2 Barber, Haydn J 2143 [4.5] : Maris, Robert 1937 [4.5]
3 Kueh, Michael 1858 [4.5] : Johnstone, Ray 1702 [4]
4 Ellis, David 1981 [4] : Holland, Dennis 1588 [4]
5 Fedec, John 1829 [4] : Hare, Tim 2097 [3.5]

rob
09-08-2005, 02:09 PM
Hey Rob, what has happened to the closed state championship? 2004 was an Open Champs, so isn't this year due to be a closed? Was the standard of entries not high enough?
We haven't had a closed for quite some time. The 2004 state ch was the best for a while 40 players, including a much stronger field than previously. This was mostly due to moving away from the format of Wed, Sat, Sun with adjournments to one game per week (Sunday afternoons) with time increments rather than adjournments.

The 2005 state ch is not as strong and had 35 entries. The advertised prizes is substancial but I consider that the entry fee (now up to $70) would have deterred some.

For 2006 I will be advocating a smaller prize fund and a $50 entry fee.

Careth
09-08-2005, 08:06 PM
To pax- Good thing a person outside of WA knows our history- good job! To anyone who knows, has a junior (at the time) ever got in the Open division prizes in WA? Because if Yita wins, and hes the only Junior to have done so, I cant wait till he turns 18! At the rate he is improving, It is only a matter of time until he exceeds and 1900! rating if he keeps playing this well. I would like to see how he compares to Tristan Boyd though. It would be an interesting match.

pax
11-08-2005, 11:19 AM
I may be outside of WA, but I am a sandgroper through and through!

I'm not sure who the youngest Champion was, but it may have been Haydn Barber who was 20 when he first won in 1970. I suspect he may know if anyone else was younger. Dwyer would have been 21 or 22 in 1999.

As for minor placings, it's much more difficult to know. I am certain that Juniors have placed before, but I'm pretty sure that noone as young as Yita has.



To pax- Good thing a person outside of WA knows our history- good job! To anyone who knows, has a junior (at the time) ever got in the Open division prizes in WA? Because if Yita wins, and hes the only Junior to have done so, I cant wait till he turns 18! At the rate he is improving, It is only a matter of time until he exceeds and 1900! rating if he keeps playing this well. I would like to see how he compares to Tristan Boyd though. It would be an interesting match.

pax
16-08-2005, 04:09 PM
12 year old Yita Choong beat 8 times State Champion Wolfgang Leonhardt with the black pieces to stay a full point clear of Haydn Barber on with two rounds remaining.

In another upset, Denis Holland (1588) beat David Ellis (1981) with black and will play Yita in round 8. Yita may face a tough match up in the final round against Tim Hare, so will want to take the full point from Dennis to keep his advantage going into the final round.

Yita's performance rating so far is somewhere up around the 2350 mark right now (6.5/7 against a field averaging 250 points higher than him)!

Rincewind
16-08-2005, 04:21 PM
12 year old Yita Choong beat 8 times State Champion Wolfgang Leonhardt with the black pieces to stay a full point clear of Haydn Barber on with two rounds remaining.

In another upset, Denis Holland (1588) beat David Ellis (1981) with black and will play Yita in round 8. Yita may face a tough match up in the final round against Tim Hare, so will want to take the full point from Dennis to keep his advantage going into the final round.

Yita's performance rating so far is somewhere up around the 2350 mark right now (6.5/7 against a field averaging 250 points higher than him)!

Phenomenal. This Yita sounds like a promising talent. Out of interest, do you know if he going to be playing at the Aust Juniors this Decemeber/January?

Garvinator
16-08-2005, 04:22 PM
Phenomenal. This Yita sounds like a promising talent. Do you know if he going to be playing at the Aust Juniors this Decemeber/January?
Part of the $4000 development might be put to good use in helping Yita to be able to come over to the eastern states for the junior training acadamies or to the australian champs/juniors.

Rincewind
16-08-2005, 04:29 PM
Part of the $4000 development might be put to good use in helping Yita to be able to come over to the eastern states for the junior training acadamies or to the australian champs/juniors.

If he is doing that well without our influence do you really want to poison his mind with our backward thinking? I mean, if it ain't broken...

:P

(By the way, has anyone determined the location of the mythical $4,000? Perhaps King Denis needs to gather together the strongest and bravest knights in the kingdom and challenge them with a quest to find these funds. The Holy Grail of junior chess development. One avenue would be to follow the trail of CDs).

pax
16-08-2005, 04:30 PM
Phenomenal. This Yita sounds like a promising talent. Out of interest, do you know if he going to be playing at the Aust Juniors this Decemeber/January?

No idea. I really hope so. He seems to play some really wild double edged lines - Budapest anyone?



Part of the $4000 development might be put to good use in helping Yita to be able to come over to the eastern states for the junior training acadamies or to the australian champs/juniors.

Yes it might. Pigs might fly too :hand:

pax
16-08-2005, 04:32 PM
If he is doing that well without our influence do you really want to poison his mind with our backward thinking? I mean, if it ain't broken...

:P

To be fair though, there is a fair distance between anihillating the WA State Championship and getting competitive on an international level (which is presumably what the academy etc is all about).

Rincewind
16-08-2005, 04:40 PM
To be fair though, there is a fair distance between anihillating the WA State Championship and getting competitive on an international level (which is presumably what the academy etc is all about).

I was being facetious. Seriously though, if he is that good at 12 he obviously has great potential and quality coaching and training would be very important in developing that potential. Participation in an eastern states junior training acadamy is not the only option and may not be the best either.

When you see a 1600s rated junior performing at 2350 you have to think that he must be doing something right.

pax
22-08-2005, 09:51 AM
Well Yita was finally stopped in round 8, ironically by the lowest rated player he has faced so far. Dennis Holland (1588) is also having an outstanding tournament, and is now equal second with Haydn Barber (who only managed a draw against Gordon Dunlop).

The final round will be very interesting. Yita still has a half point lead over Barber and Holland, with four players a further half point behind. The final round pairings are Choong-Hare, and Barber-Holland. Yita plays the second seed who has had a poor tournament so far (by his standards).

Hey Rob, can you tell us if a tie is resolved by countback or playoff?



Crosstable
Player Rtng Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Perf
1: Choong, Y 1633 6.5 / 8 4w+ 14b+ 8w= 9b+ 10w+ 2w+ 12b+ 3b- 2103
2: Barber, H 2143 6.0 / 8 19w+ 5b+ 10w+ 8b= 20w+ 1b- 4w+ 11b= 2022
3: Holland, D 1588 6.0 / 8 11w- 19b+ 17w= 14b= 22w+ 16w+ 9b+ 1w+ 1923
4: Maris, R 1939 5.5 / 8 1b- 32w+ 22b= 24w+ 13w+ 5b+ 2b- 12w+ 1900
5: Kurniawan, S 1800 5.5 / 8 33b+ 2w- 28b+ 7w+ 12b= 4w- 21b+ 8w+ 1915
6: Hare, T 2097 5.5 / 8 15b+ 20w- 18b+ 27w+ 8b= 12w- 10b+ 13w+ 1933
7: Patron, A 1820 5.5 / 8 21w= 25b+ 13w- 5b- 23w+ 30b+ 20w+ 18b+ 1754
8: Kueh, M 1860 5.0 / 8 28b+ 16w+ 1b= 2w= 6w= 20b+ 13w= 5b- 1897
9: Ellis, D 1981 5.0 / 8 22w+ 13b= 27b+ 1w- 17w= 11b+ 3w- 20b+ 1792
10: Fedec, J 1829 5.0 / 8 23w+ 31b+ 2b- 15w+ 1b- 27w+ 6w- 17b+ 1858
11: Dunlop, G 1825 5.0 / 8 3b+ 27w- 24b= 22w+ 18b+ 9w- 15b+ 2w= 1849
12: Leonhardt, W 1916 4.5 / 8 24w+ 17b+ 20w= 13b= 5w= 6b+ 1w- 4b- 1821
13: Johnstone, R 1702 4.5 / 8 34b+ 9w= 7b+ 12w= 4b- 17w+ 8b= 6b- 1869
14: Rados, P 1723 4.5 / 8 32b= 1w- 33b+ 3w= 21b= 15w- 24b+ 22w+ 1599
15: Janceski, A 1662 4.5 / 8 6w- 30b+ 31w+ 10b- 26w= 14b+ 11w- 21w+ 1645
16: Tomic, N 1705 4.5 / 8 35w+ 8b- 26w+ 20b- 30w= 3b- 23w+ 28b+ 1603
17: Lubtschenko, W 1829 4.0 / 8 26b+ 12w- 3b= 19w+ 9b= 13b- 28w+ 10w- 1704
18: Maris, N 1669 4.0 / 8 25w= 21b+ 6w- 23b+ 11w- 26b= 27b+ 7w- 1631
19: Hessing, R 1663 4.0 / 8 2b- 3w- 35b+* 17b- 29w+ 28b- 32w+ 30b+ 1512
20: Viswanath, G 1732 3.5 / 8 30w+ 6b+ 12b= 16w+ 2b- 8w- 7b- 9w- 1810
21: Garcia, M 1454 3.5 / 8 7b= 18w- 23w= 25b+ 14w= 31b+ 5w- 15b- 1520
22: Pavlovic, M 1663 3.5 / 8 9b- 33w+ 4w= 11b- 3b- 32w+ 30w+ 14b- 1610
23: O'Donohue, B 1592 3.5 / 8 10b- 34w+ 21b= 18w- 7b- 33w+ 16b- 27w+ 1573
24: Payne, S 1630 3.5 / 8 12b- 35w+* 11w= 4b- 28w-* 25w+* 14w- 31b+ 1528
25: Taylor, P 1100 3.5 / 8 18b= 7w- 32b= 21w- 33b+ 24b-* 31w= 34b+ 1365
26: Slack-Smith, B 1213 3.0 / 6 17w- 36w+ 16b- 28w+ 15b= 18w= .... .... 1491
27: Jahangirian, M 1701 3.0 / 8 29w+ 11b+ 9w- 6b- 31w+ 10b- 18w- 23b- 1598
28: Whitehead, P 1610 3.0 / 8 8w- 29b+ 5w- 26b- 24b+* 19w+ 17b- 16w- 1447
29: Bailye, R 1223 3.0 / 8 27b- 28w- 36w+ 30b- 19b- 34w- 33w+ 32b+ 1298
30: Klimczak, J 1366 2.5 / 8 20b- 15w- 34b+ 29w+ 16b= 7w- 22b- 19w- 1440
31: Sam, R 2.5 / 8 36w+ 10w- 15b- 32w+ 27b- 21w- 25b= 24w- 1302
32: Walker, C 1353 2.0 / 8 14w= 4b- 25w= 31b- 34w+ 22b- 19b- 29w- 1321
33: Markou, V 1452 2.0 / 8 5w- 22b- 14w- 34b+ 25w- 23b- 29b- 36w+ 1177
34: O'Shaughnessy, D 1303 2.0 / 8 13w- 23b- 30w- 33w- 32b- 29b+ 36w+ 25w- 1082
35: Laugery, B 1377 0.0 / 3 16b- 24b-* 19w-* .... .... .... .... .... 706
36: BYE 31b- 26b- 29b- .... .... .... 34b- 33b-

jenni
22-08-2005, 12:25 PM
Well Yita was finally stopped in round 8, ironically by the lowest rated player he has faced so far. Dennis Holland (1588) is also having an outstanding tournament, and is now equal second with Haydn Barber (who only managed a draw against Gordon Dunlop).

Heh - always harder to play the young up and comers then the ageing masters. (Barber is 55 vs Dennis' 19).

I remember seeing Yita play at the Aus Juniors in Sydney in 2002 - he was dynamite then and everyone was predicting a bright future. He seemed to fade a little over the last couple of year, but now he is doing that big leap that kids seem to do around 12.

He certainly will be a strong contender for the under 14 in Brisbane if he continues to play like this. Would be nice to see a title holder from the west. :clap:

pax
22-08-2005, 01:21 PM
I also hope that some effort will be made to develop some media interest.

If the media are ever going to be interested in WA chess, it ought to be when a twelve year old is leading the adult championship leading into the final round (note: he has defeated the collective winners of 23 state titles so far in this tournament).

Rincewind
22-08-2005, 02:14 PM
Good luck, Yita. Always good to see a promising junior make their mark.

rob
22-08-2005, 02:48 PM
If results go as expected: Haydn beats Dennis & Tim beats Yita then Haydn will be 1st again with 7/9. With all the chess admin work he has been doing I will be happy for him to win it yet again. However, it is a little disappointing that Haydn has not had to play the 2nd or 3rd seeds (Tim Hare 2097 and David Ellis 1981). Plus the usual top challengers did not compete: Tristan Boyd (2240), Jay Lakner (2146), Stewart Byrne (2135).

JP - if there is a tie for 1st place I am fairly sure that a play-off will occur.

I don't think ppl should get too carried away about Yita's play - terrific results (his 1633 rating will increase a lot), but his highly rated opponents have made some shocking errors: Haydn missed quite a few chances to win, John Fedec got in a terrible mess in an opening he thought he really knew, Wolfgang and I both made bad errors in the opening and should have been lost but recovered then missed wins before losing, I think Yita's win over David Ellis had far less errors. Yita will shortly be competing in the 10 player FIDE rated Respini (he qualifies after winning the Metro Club Ch'ship B division) - this should be a very interesting tough test for him.

pax
22-08-2005, 04:19 PM
If results go as expected: Haydn beats Dennis & Tim beats Yita then Haydn will be 1st again with 7/9.

Yes, however not many results have gone as expected so far, especially where Yita and Dennis are concerned.

Trizza
22-08-2005, 07:01 PM
Haydn has won every game with white and Tim has only dropped half a point with black, so Yita and particularly Dennis will be up against it. Still, you never know given the way this tourney has been going.

Yita would clearly be the youngest player to win the state championship. Haydn was 20 when he won it in 1970, and Mike Woodhams would have been around that age when he won in 1967 (Haydn might know). Michael Wilkins had just turned 21 when he won in 2000, and Daniel Dwyer had just turned 22 when he won in 1999.

Yita would also almost certainly set a record for a minor placing. Eu-Jin Teh had just turned 14 when he finished =3rd in 1992. He finished outright 3rd in 1993 and =2nd in 1996. I finished outright 2nd in 2002 having just turned 18, possibly there have been other teenage place getters but I'd be amazed if anyone aged 12 did that well.

You may have noticed the juniors I mentioned had birthdays just prior to the event. Rob pointed out about 10 years ago that 9 of the top 18 juniors at that time had the star sign cancer!

rob
23-08-2005, 02:29 PM
You may have noticed the juniors I mentioned had birthdays just prior to the event. Rob pointed out about 10 years ago that 9 of the top 18 juniors at that time had the star sign cancer!

This became evident due to the State Junior Championships being held in early July each year and players were placed into age groups depending on their age at the start of the tournament. So odd stuff occured - you could play in the U14's for 3 years: 12 years & 2 days one year, 13 years & 1 day the next year, then 13 years 364 days the next year.

Bereaved
28-08-2005, 09:44 PM
Hello, did Yita win the title?
Are all the last round games finished?

Would welcome any news.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Careth
28-08-2005, 10:35 PM
No, in the last round Yita lost to Hare, and Barber beat Holland, so Barber has won at least two years in a row. Unlucky to Yita, who played superbly throughout the competition, and took the Reserves title (Under 1850 if I recall), which is an achievement to anyone his age. Just imagine next year ;)

sorry macavity, I do not have much more info other than random board winners, though Yita was the character everyone was following in this thread.

Bereaved
28-08-2005, 10:47 PM
Thank you Careth,

Agreed everyone was barracking for Yita, but the failure to achieve outright first does not take away from the tremendous achievement to be so dominant throughout almost the entire event. It is of great significance for the future performances of Yita, who looks sure to have a great future. He is to be congratulated!! :clap: :clap:

How many titles is that for Haydn now? He must be close to having the most ever.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Garvinator
28-08-2005, 11:11 PM
Thank you Careth,

Agreed everyone was barracking for Yita,
not everyone.

Careth
28-08-2005, 11:25 PM
You were going for Mr. Barber, ggrayggray?

Garvinator
28-08-2005, 11:31 PM
You were going for Mr. Barber, ggrayggray?
wasnt going for anyone in particular actually, just I dont have the rabid enthusiasm for cheering for a player just because they are young. Of course, fellow bbers are supported a little bit more than the rest when I dont know any of them in person ;)

Careth
28-08-2005, 11:34 PM
Fair enough, lol, sorry if the previous post I made sounded accusative. It wasnt meant to. Still- interesting results overall. :clap:

Bill Gletsos
28-08-2005, 11:36 PM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 Barber, Haydn J 2143 7 23:W 11:W 8:W 13:D 15:W 2:L 3:W 7:D 5:W
2 Choong, Yita 1633 6.5 3:W 19:W 13:D 6:W 8:W 1:W 10:W 5:L 4:L
3 Maris, Robert 1937 6.5 2:L 29:W 17:D 25:W 9:W 11:W 1:L 10:W 12:+
4 Hare, Tim 2097 6.5 16:W 15:L 14:W 24:W 13:D 10:L 8:W 9:W 2:W
5 Holland, Dennis 1588 6 7:L 23:W 22:D 19:D 17:W 18:W 6:W 2:W 1:L
6 Ellis, David 1981 6 17:W 9:D 24:W 2:L 22:D 7:W 5:L 15:W 11:W
7 Dunlop, Gordon 1823 6 5:W 24:L 25:D 17:W 14:W 6:L 16:W 1:D 13:W
8 Fedec, John 1829 6 21:W 33:W 1:L 16:W 2:L 24:W 4:L 22:W 19:W
9 Johnstone, Ray 1702 5.5 30:W 6:D 12:W 10:D 3:L 22:W 13:D 4:L 18:W
10 Leonhardt, Wolfgang 1916 5.5 25:W 22:W 15:D 9:D 11:D 4:W 2:L 3:L 16:W
11 Kurniawan, Stephanus 1800 5.5 34:W 1:L 26:W 12:W 10:D 3:L 20:W 13:W 6:L
12 Patron, Andrzej 1820 5.5 20:D 28:W 9:L 11:L 21:W 27:W 15:W 14:W 3:-
13 Kueh, Michael 1858 5 26:W 18:W 2:D 1:D 4:D 15:W 9:D 11:L 7:L
14 Maris, Natalie A 1669 5 28:D 20:W 4:L 21:W 7:L 32:D 24:W 12:L 23:W
15 Viswanath, Ganesh 1732 4.5 27:W 4:W 10:D 18:W 1:L 13:L 12:L 6:L 28:W
16 Janceski, Alex 1663 4.5 4:L 27:W 33:W 8:L 32:D 19:W 7:L 20:W 10:L
17 Pavlovic, Michael 1663 4.5 6:L 34:W 3:D 7:L 5:L 29:W 27:W 19:L 22:W
18 Tomic, Nedeljko 1704 4.5 35:W 13:L 32:W 15:L 27:D 5:L 21:W 26:W 9:L
19 Rados, Petar 1723 4.5 29:D 2:L 34:W 5:D 20:D 16:L 25:W 17:W 8:L
20 Garcia, Mat 1454 4.5 12:D 14:L 21:D 28:W 19:D 33:W 11:L 16:L 31:W
21 O'Donohue, Brett 1593 4.5 8:L 30:W 20:D 14:L 12:L 34:W 18:L 24:W 25:W
22 Lubtschenko, Wally 1693 4 32:W 10:L 5:D 23:W 6:D 9:L 26:W 8:L 17:L
23 Hessing, Rod 1663 4 1:L 5:L 35:+ 22:L 31:W 26:L 29:W 27:W 14:L
24 Jahangirian, Mohammad 1701 3.5 31:W 7:W 6:L 4:L 33:W 8:L 14:L 21:L 26:D
25 Payne, Sophie 1630 3.5 10:L 35:+ 7:D 3:L 26:- 28:+ 19:L 33:W 21:L
26 Whitehead, Paul 1610 3.5 13:L 31:W 11:L 32:L 25:+ 23:W 22:L 18:L 24:D
27 Klimczak, Joe 1366 3.5 15:L 16:L 30:W 31:W 18:D 12:L 17:L 23:L 34:W
28 Taylor, Paul 1100 3.5 14:D 12:L 29:D 20:L 34:W 25:- 33:D 30:W 15:L
29 Walker, Colin 1353 3 19:D 3:L 28:D 33:L 30:W 17:L 23:L 31:L 0:W
30 O'Shaughnessy, Dave 1303 3 9:L 21:L 27:L 34:L 29:L 31:W 0:W 28:L 33:W
31 Bailye, Ron 1223 3 24:L 26:L 0:W 27:L 23:L 30:L 34:W 29:W 20:L
32 Slack-Smith, Blair 1213 3 22:L 0:W 18:L 26:W 16:D 14:D 0: 0: 0:
33 Sam, Ryan 2.5 0:W 8:L 16:L 29:W 24:L 20:L 28:D 25:L 30:L
34 Markou, Victor 1452 2 11:L 17:L 19:L 30:W 28:L 21:L 31:L 0:W 27:L
35 Laugery, Bernard A 1323 0 18:L 25:- 23:- 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:

Garvinator
28-08-2005, 11:38 PM
Fair enough, lol, sorry if the previous post I made sounded accusative. It wasnt meant to. Still- interesting results overall. :clap:
also there was a post made previously that suggested that Yita did benefit from other competitors not playing up to standard :doh: . Dont know how true this is in reality but maybe Yita just played a little bit above his rating and everyone else has just had a shocker :uhoh:

Careth
29-08-2005, 12:03 AM
Who knows- looking at that table, I even qualified for a prize. Funny, seeing as in the past the most I have won is $15 from last years juniors (I think), and now a state prize. I feel honoured. :P

I am not sure about Yitas opponents always playing shockers, as in general, they still played brilliantly, though it is odd. surely looking through a couple of his games would be able to tell you. http://geocities.com/wachess/ is the main site, although the link to the rounds are below slightly.

pax
29-08-2005, 12:38 AM
Title number 13 for Haydn Barber. Quite a remarkable achievement. Next best was Lindgren/Lindley with 11, and Wolfgang Leonhardt with 7.

Haydn just seems to save his best chess year after year for the State Championships. He isn't the dominant player of the state now that he once was (when he was rated in the 2300s compared to the rest mostly under 2100), but he keeps pulling it out at this time of year. Part of the reason may be that Haydn plays much better at slower time controls. So he probably loses rating points on weekenders and short time control events, but picks them up again in slower time controls.


Thank you Careth,

Agreed everyone was barracking for Yita, but the failure to achieve outright first does not take away from the tremendous achievement to be so dominant throughout almost the entire event. It is of great significance for the future performances of Yita, who looks sure to have a great future. He is to be congratulated!! :clap: :clap:

How many titles is that for Haydn now? He must be close to having the most ever.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

rob
29-08-2005, 07:21 AM
Who knows- looking at that table, I even qualified for a prize. Funny, seeing as in the past the most I have won is $15 from last years juniors (I think), and now a state prize. I feel honoured. :P

You should feel pleased with yourself - playing/scoring much better than your rating would expect you to perform.


I am not sure about Yitas opponents always playing shockers, as in general, they still played brilliantly, though it is odd. surely looking through a couple of his games would be able to tell you. http://geocities.com/wachess/ is the main site, although the link to the rounds are below slightly.

Dave & Mat put the last round games available to download (along with the rest) just a few hours after the finish :clap: http://wachess.org.au/ they can't have spent too long at the pub or watching the cricket :)
You can play through the games on line at the link Careth gave - the final round is not yet available but the rest are there.

rob
29-08-2005, 07:28 AM
Title number 13 for Haydn Barber. Quite a remarkable achievement. Next best was Lindgren/Lindley with 11, and Wolfgang Leonhardt with 7.
Haydn claims it is 13.5 as he feels he was unfairly treated when he tied for 1st with Jim Simpson in 1986.
[QUOTE=pax]

Rincewind
29-08-2005, 09:03 AM
wasnt going for anyone in particular actually, just I dont have the rabid enthusiasm for cheering for a player just because they are young. Of course, fellow bbers are supported a little bit more than the rest when I dont know any of them in person ;)

I think there is something wrong with you. (No offense).

Careth
29-08-2005, 06:50 PM
Hey rob, is the performance rating going to be my next rating, or how does it work? (pretty happy with that performance rating) :P Stuffed my game with Ganesh though. Hated his a+b pawns :mad:

pax
30-08-2005, 09:51 AM
also there was a post made previously that suggested that Yita did benefit from other competitors not playing up to standard :doh: . Dont know how true this is in reality but maybe Yita just played a little bit above his rating and everyone else has just had a shocker :uhoh:

Have a look at the games. Yita plays *very* sharp lines - certainly his opponents made mistakes, but his sharp play was a big reason for that. The way he plays, he is always going to take some big scalps and maybe also lose to lower rated players.

jenni
30-08-2005, 03:50 PM
I think there is something wrong with you. (No offense).

I think GG just feels that so much is done for juniors that non-juniors like him get neglected. Everyone is entitled to their point of view.....

I have heard of a misogynist, but what is the correct term for a miso-junior- ist?

arosar
30-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Scrooge?

AR

Rincewind
30-08-2005, 05:01 PM
Scrooge?

As Paulie (from Pizza) would say, replace that 'cr' with a 't' and you would be getting close. ;)