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billross
25-10-2005, 07:04 PM
http://www.coffsharbourchessclub.websyte.com.au/

$2650 Prize Fund

New Senior Prize $100

Grand Prix Category 3

Free barbecue at end of play while prizes are organised

Definitely no band during Round 4!!!

Incorporates NSW Country Individual Championship

Details see website: http://www.coffsharbourchessclub.websyte.com.au/

billross
25-10-2005, 07:46 PM
Leaflets/entry forms will be also available at Laurieton this weekend and Central Coast the weekend after

Bill

Brian_Jones
26-10-2005, 09:18 AM
IM Gary Lane will play at Coffs Harbour as part of his preparation for the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiak at the end of November and the subsequent defence of his Australian Championship title in Brisbane after Xmas!

auriga
26-10-2005, 10:03 AM
http://www.coffsharbourchessclub.websyte.com.au/

$2650 Prize Fund

New Senior Prize $100

Grand Prix Category 3

Free barbecue at end of play while prizes are organised

Definitely no band during Round 4!!!

Incorporates NSW Country Individual Championship

Details see website: http://www.coffsharbourchessclub.websyte.com.au/

for inter-staters,
virgin blue fly into coffs harbour.
there are fares for $89 each way (from melbourne).
they get sold out pretty quick though.

Trent Parker
26-10-2005, 04:34 PM
Special offer! If someone is willing to pay for the majority of accomodation i'll supply transport (from sydney)! Travel by Train! No Driving! Relax! Details to follow.....

JUst in case..... Billross do you know of any cheap accomodation in Coffs?

auriga
26-10-2005, 04:45 PM
Special offer! If someone is willing to pay for the majority of accomodation i'll supply transport (from sydney)! Travel by Train! No Driving! Relax! Details to follow.....

JUst in case..... Billross do you know of any cheap accomodation in Coffs?

there is a backpackers at coffs.
my cousin recently stayed there on way to brisbane - said it was ok.
one of the places is around $60 a night.

eg. http://www.coffs.tv/backpackers

Trent Parker
26-10-2005, 05:14 PM
there is a backpackers at coffs.
my cousin recently stayed there on way to brisbane - said it was ok.

eg. http://www.coffs.tv/backpackers

Cool! Thanks


Special offer! If someone is willing to pay for the majority of accomodation i'll supply transport (from sydney)! Travel by Train! No Driving! Relax! Details to follow.....


More details:
Take The friday off and travel to coffs in the train! The Grafton XPT leaves sydney at 11.35 in the morning and arrives in coffs at 20.30 (8.30 pm) that night.

Then on the sunday after the tournament has finished we will catch the 22.16 (10.16pm) Train from Coffs which gets into central at just after 7 am. So you will be refreshed and ready for a days work!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Notice offer is available to one person and one person only!

billross
26-10-2005, 09:07 PM
Special offer! If someone is willing to pay for the majority of accomodation i'll supply transport (from sydney)! Travel by Train! No Driving! Relax! Details to follow.....

JUst in case..... Billross do you know of any cheap accomodation in Coffs?

Chess nut

The Plantation Hotel (Planto) is the nearest backpackers accommodation, five minute walk from the venue $22 for 4 bed dorm/night

Website
http://www.plantationhotel.com.au/backpackers.htm

Bill

Trent Parker
27-10-2005, 12:17 AM
Thanks Billross!

antichrist
27-10-2005, 12:41 AM
IM Gary Lane will play at Coffs Harbour as part of his preparation for the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiak at the end of November and the subsequent defence of his Australian Championship title in Brisbane after Xmas!

Is there room for a comp at Byron Bay inbetween times anywhere? It is between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane. Maybe can get a very good accommo offer. If a few VG players will come I will make a go of it.

Trent Parker
27-10-2005, 01:20 AM
Replace fairfield summer cup :D :lol:

billross
27-10-2005, 05:45 AM
Another cheap option is Fomule 1, easy walk to tournament. $49 per room. Located in CBD.

Website: http://www.formule1.com.au/search_results.asp

Bill

antichrist
27-10-2005, 06:46 AM
Replace fairfield summer cup :D :lol:

Maybe not a joke. Dave Lovejoy (ex-Qld champ) who does a terrific local rag is reputated to have offered maybe a thousand prizemoney for a Byron Bay open. There are others who may assist likewise. Provided you come and do the draw again for another of my comps. so that I can enjoy myself for a change?

billross
27-10-2005, 07:09 AM
Maybe not a joke. Dave Lovejoy (ex-Qld champ) who does a terrific local rag is reputated to have offered maybe a thousand prizemoney for a Byron Bay open.

Probably three or four would travel from Coffs, you are a lot nearer to Gold Coast so most of the players would come from there I think.

Bill

antichrist
27-10-2005, 07:34 AM
Probably three or four would travel from Coffs, you are a lot nearer to Gold Coast so most of the players would come from there I think.

Bill

David(?) Solomon is supposed to be a cert, I would like to tag onto your comp or just before Aussie Champs to provide a service and pick up trade.

Brian_Jones
27-10-2005, 10:13 AM
AC, are you coming down to play at Coffs Harbour? What about your offspring?

billross
27-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Special offer! If someone is willing to pay for the majority of accomodation i'll supply transport (from sydney)! Travel by Train! No Driving! Relax!
Chess nut - Virgin Blue has a flight leaving Sydney 7.30 am on Sat 12th Nov arrives Coffs 8.30am for $89 one way - how does that compare with rail fare?? Means one night less for accommodation costs

http://www.virginblue.com.au/

antichrist
27-10-2005, 08:14 PM
AC, are you coming down to play at Coffs Harbour? What about your offspring?

it has crossed my mind but am extremely busy with responsibility at that time so will see later. I am completely out of form. I may be able to get a free beachhouse at Urunga? Also cheap accommo at one of the hotels there? I will enquire soon.

If your entonauge(??) makes it to inaugural Byron open I will be a cert at Coffs. (it is only going ahead if a top player comes - cop that). I intended doing inaugural BB comp next year due to busy.

Trent Parker
28-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Chess nut - Virgin Blue has a flight leaving Sydney 7.30 am on Sat 12th Nov arrives Coffs 8.30am for $89 one way - how does that compare with rail fare?? Means one night less for accommodation costs

http://www.virginblue.com.au/

Ahhh here lies the beauty of my proposal! I am vision impaired and have a "Person With Vision Impairment Pass" which entitles me to one free countrylink return trip within NSW per year. And on my pass it says "plus attendent" which means that someone else gets to travel with me for free! :D

antichrist
28-10-2005, 10:31 AM
Ahhh here lies the beauty of my proposal! I am vision impaired and have a "Person With Vision Impairment Pass" which entitles me to one free countrylink return trip within NSW per year. And on my pass it says "plus attendent" which means that someone else gets to travel with me for free! :D

Are there any female seeing eye "dogs" available? If only Kaitlin was here.

billross
28-10-2005, 01:22 PM
Chess nut - Virgin Blue has a flight leaving Sydney 7.30 am on Sat 12th Nov arrives Coffs 8.30am for $89 one way - how does that compare with rail fare?? Means one night less for accommodation costs

http://www.virginblue.com.au/

Looks like single fare Sydney Coffs is $72.60 on the Friday, concessions are presumably cheaper

http://www.backpackerrailpass.info/

Brian_Jones
28-10-2005, 05:17 PM
it has crossed my mind but am extremely busy with responsibility at that time so will see later. I am completely out of form. I may be able to get a free beachhouse at Urunga? Also cheap accommo at one of the hotels there? I will enquire soon.

.

Is that a yes AC?

billross
29-10-2005, 05:39 AM
IM Gary Lane will play at Coffs Harbour as part of his preparation for the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiak at the end of November and the subsequent defence of his Australian Championship title in Brisbane after Xmas!

Zong-Yuan Zhoa is also confirmed entry

Brian_Jones
31-10-2005, 07:48 AM
Question? Who is the current NSW County Champion?

Brian_Jones
31-10-2005, 07:50 AM
Question? Who is the current NSW County Champion?

That should read "NSW Country Individual Champion"

Trent Parker
31-10-2005, 07:57 AM
That should read "NSW Country Individual Champion"

According to the NSWCA website it is Fritz Van der Wal

Brian_Jones
31-10-2005, 01:14 PM
According to the NSWCA website it is Fritz Van der Wal

The man from Orange!

billross
31-10-2005, 02:05 PM
The definition of NSW Country is anywhere excluding what used to be know as Cumberland Shire.

Richard Gastineau-Hills supplied the following definition:

The County of Cumberland is also used in the NSWJCL's definition of its country membership (or rather outside this area).

The County of Cumberland is defined as the area bounded by: the Pacific Ocean, the Hawkesbury River, its tributary the Nepean River, then moving further upstream, the Cataract River, the Cataract Reservoir and the Cataract Creek, and from there by a diagonal line drawn to the coast near Bulli Point. The distance from the Cataract Creek to the coast is only a few kilometres the Country of Cumberland is therefore almost an island!

It might be better to change to a more modern definition ie LGA Inner and Outer Sydney. This could easily be matched with lists of post codes.

Trent Parker
31-10-2005, 10:30 PM
Hey Billross put me down as a cert. to play in that tourney! Might even try for country champ! :D (picton is in the county of Camden)

themovingman
31-10-2005, 10:46 PM
The man from Orange!

last year the event was hosted by Dubbo club , and Yes he'll be at Coffs too

Trent Parker
01-11-2005, 12:25 AM
last year the event was hosted by Dubbo club , and Yes he'll be at Coffs too..... and i'll be a cert for Gosford too TMM!

billross
01-11-2005, 05:13 AM
Hey Billross put me down as a cert. to play in that tourney! Might even try for country champ! :D (picton is in the county of Camden)

Will do, see you on the day

auriga
01-11-2005, 09:03 AM
Looks like single fare Sydney Coffs is $72.60 on the Friday, concessions are presumably cheaper

http://www.backpackerrailpass.info/

can bus it too.
funny that. the price is very similar ie. $72

$72.00 GX240 Depart SYD Fri 11/11/2005 7:00 AM
Arrive CFS Fri 11/11/2005 4:45 PM

http://www.greyhound.com.au

i drove up to nambucca a few weeks back.
cost me at least $50 one way in petrol :(
so if didn't need car i would have gone virginblue for xtra $20.

Brian_Jones
02-11-2005, 07:49 AM
i drove up to nambucca a few weeks back.
cost me at least $50 one way in petrol :(
so if didn't need car i would have gone virginblue for xtra $20.

Haven't you heard of using capital letters mate!

Rincewind
02-11-2005, 07:52 AM
Haven't you heard of using capital letters mate!

It seems to be light-on in the pronoun department as well. ;)

auriga
02-11-2005, 08:19 AM
turn it up.
next you'll be having a go about reflexive verbs...

Dozy
02-11-2005, 08:48 AM
turn it up.
next you'll be having a go about reflexive verbs...Isn't "throw up" a reflexive verb?

Or should that be refluxive . . .

Rincewind
02-11-2005, 08:52 AM
Isn't "throw up" a reflexive verb?

Or should that be refluxive . . .

:)

It would be, if one threw oneself up.

I've had mornings like that... :sick:

antichrist
02-11-2005, 02:56 PM
A mate of mine whom is over 65 years of age is asking why no concessions for Coffs comp?

billross
02-11-2005, 06:33 PM
A mate of mine whom is over 65 years of age is asking why no concessions for Coffs comp?
We decided that concessions would be difficult to organise on the day. A tricky decision. However, we have charged reasonable entry fees with a wide range of generous prize categoreis. This year we have added a seniors' prize of $100.

This issue is certainly something we will keep under review

Bill

billross
02-11-2005, 07:31 PM
We decided that concessions would be difficult to organise on the day. A tricky decision. However, we have charged reasonable entry fees with a wide range of generous prize categoreis. This year we have added a seniors' prize of $100.

This issue is certainly something we will keep under review

Bill


Also we are putting on a free barbecue to keep people occupied while Charles and John sort out the prizes!!

Trent Parker
03-11-2005, 05:25 AM
Any Early entry discounts? saves time on the day.

billross
03-11-2005, 05:57 AM
Confirmation of entry received before Friday 11th Nov will avoid a late entry fee of $10. In effect a $10 early entry discount! :)

Most people have told us they are coming, or phoned , or emailed, or as Chessnut did advised me via this BB.

It obviously helps to start on time if you have most participants on SwissPerfect the day before.

ENTRIES CLOSE 9.00am on the Saturday, we intend to stick to this. So, anyone turning up late who has not notified us of their entry will miss the first round. :(

Brian_Jones
04-11-2005, 08:58 AM
Bill, are we setting up Friday evening or Saturday morning?
Or maybe this question should be addressed to John or Alan?

billross
04-11-2005, 10:43 AM
Brian

Sat morning 8.00 am same as last year

Bill

Trent Parker
07-11-2005, 07:31 AM
Might even try for country champ! :D What was i thinking? Zhao is Certain to win that! :D

Trent Parker
07-11-2005, 08:12 AM
D'oh Plantations booked out.....

Trent Parker
07-11-2005, 09:37 AM
D'oh Hoey Moey Booked out....

NEXT!

Trent Parker
07-11-2005, 10:34 AM
Ahh found somewhere! :D

Watch out Coffs! Here I come! :D

Had an excellent tournament at Gosford!

billross
07-11-2005, 03:06 PM
What was i thinking? Zhao is Certain to win that! :D

Yuan is currently resident in Sydney I think - so the way is clear TP!

Trent Parker
07-11-2005, 11:13 PM
Billross Add Johny Bolens to the list of entrants....... He is taking the spare seat i have on the train.....

Brian_Jones
08-11-2005, 07:56 AM
You must be a real chess nut. You would volunteer to travel by train in the next seat to Johny?

Trent Parker
08-11-2005, 06:55 PM
You must be a real chess nut. You would volunteer to travel by train in the next seat to Johny?

No one wanted the spare ticket i had, Johny had no way of getting up to coffs but wanted to go, I sometimes feel sorry for him so i let him have the spare seat.

MechTurkey
08-11-2005, 07:14 PM
Chess Nut, where did you end up deciding to stay? I'm thinking about playing at Coffs, but still haven't yet found accomodation yet.

Trent Parker
09-11-2005, 07:09 AM
Chess Nut, where did you end up deciding to stay? I'm thinking about playing at Coffs, but still haven't yet found accomodation yet.

I'm going to stay in a dorm room at the Aussitel.

$24 p.n.

They also still had doubles/twins left for $60 a night

Phone :1800 330 335

billross
11-11-2005, 03:18 PM
11th Nov

Notified entries = 50

expecting some more to arrive on the day

billross
12-11-2005, 07:18 PM
Yuan is currently resident in Sydney I think - so the way is clear TP!


Chessnut 3/4 - in the running for Country Champ!!

Trent Parker
12-11-2005, 08:19 PM
Hey bill

You got the draw with ya?

Was i white agains Peter Cafolla?

I know i gotta play him tomorrow. I found some games of his :D

Rincewind
12-11-2005, 08:20 PM
Was i white agains Peter Cafolla?

Hey, say hi from me.

Gringo
12-11-2005, 08:21 PM
My guess is that Trently doesn't have that "Bit of Mongrel" needed to be Country Champ.....

billross
12-11-2005, 08:30 PM
Hey bill

You got the draw with ya?

Was i white agains Peter Cafolla?

Sorry Trent I only asked Charles who I was playing

Garvinator
12-11-2005, 08:31 PM
Interesting, the cafman playing in a 60/10 tournament :hmm:

billross
12-11-2005, 08:34 PM
Interesting, the cafman playing in a 60/10 tournament :hmm:

Well yes, there have been some upsets due to time trouble

Trent Parker
12-11-2005, 08:47 PM
Sorry Trent I only asked Charles who I was playing

Its cool. i know i'm playing 'im .... and i'm due a White.......hmmm

billross
13-11-2005, 05:32 PM
1 Gary Lane 6.5/7
2 Brian Jones
3= Johny Bolens, Zhong Yuan Zhoa

NSW Country Champ
Tie Break Alan Tankel and Fritz Van der Wal: result to be decided

Vlad
13-11-2005, 07:42 PM
1 Gary Lane 6.5/7
2 Brian Jones
3= Johny Bolens, Zhong Yuan Zhoa

NSW Country Champ
Tie Break Alan Tankel and Fritz Van der Wal: result to be decided

Congrats to the Jones family.

What has happened to Zhao? He must have lost more than 1 point. Say, 1 to Gary, who else?

The_Wise_Man
13-11-2005, 10:32 PM
to Brian Jones on time...

Brian may wish to post the game when he gets back to Sydney...

Wise

billross
14-11-2005, 06:02 AM
Tankel v Zhong
Matthew Stevens
Ken Creech and friends at the BBQ
Gary Lane John Maddix Charles Zworestine
NSW Country Champs awaiting tiebreak
Aquestion for the DOP

Phil Bourke
14-11-2005, 04:46 PM
BillRoss and his fellow organisers are to be commended for an excellent tournament.
My only advice is, that if you didn't bother going this year, don't make the same mistake next year :)
And I travelled 11 hours by road to get there!

billross
14-11-2005, 05:21 PM
Gardinerchess came and plundered many dollars and rating points!

Photos

The war canoe
Dining with the natives
Some of the prize winners

billross
15-11-2005, 09:17 PM
Sorry chess players

CZ has SP file and will distribute ? Friday. Next year will get it before he leaves the tournament

auriga
15-11-2005, 09:35 PM
Sorry chess players

CZ has SP file and will distribute ? Friday. Next year will get it before he leaves the tournament

that cz is a real slacker...

stupid goat
15-11-2005, 10:06 PM
that cz is a real slacker...
shut up yo moron. :evil:

Trent Parker
15-11-2005, 10:21 PM
lol you stupid stupid goat..... I dont think oscar meant that comment..... probably needed a :whistle: after it though :D

Rincewind
15-11-2005, 10:40 PM
Not sure which planet the stupid goat is from but they obviously don't have irony there. ;)

Gringo
15-11-2005, 11:19 PM
that explains the Delay for results :hmm:

billross
18-11-2005, 07:09 PM
1 Lane, Gary W NSW 2474 6.5 38:W 15:W 9:W 5:W 2:W 4:W 3:D
2 Jones, Brian A NSW 2096 6 28:W 27:W 7:W 3:W 1:L 8:W 5:W
3 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2489 5.5 35:W 26:W 8:W 2:L 10:W 6:W 1:D
4 Bolens, Johny NSW 2043 5.5 43:W 12:W 21:W 6:D 11:W 1:L 7:W
5 Song, Raymond NSW 2046 5 24:W 19:W 10:W 1:L 21:W 14:W 2:L
6 Sonter, Matthew QLD 2045 5 37:W 20:W 13:D 4:D 9:W 3:L 15:W
7 Cafolla, Peter QLD 1763 5 23:W 18:W 2:L 20:W 17:W 11:W 4:L
8 Van Der Wal, Fritz W NSW 1794 5 39:W 14:W 3:L 19:W 15:W 2:L 16:W
9 Weller, Tony QLD 1759 5 36:W 25:W 1:L 27:W 6:L 26:W 14:W
10 Tankel, Alan NSW 1744 5 46:W 17:W 5:L 18:W 3:L 33:W 19:W
11 Jones, Lee R NSW 2055 4.5 33:D 30:W 34:W 13:W 4:L 7:L 18:W
12 Davidson, Nathan P QLD 1575 4.5 41:W 4:L 23:W 0:D 29:D 22:D 26:W
13 Marsden, John A NSW 1737 4.5 40:W 44:W 6:D 11:L 14:L 42:W 27:W
14 Jule, Alexandra QLD 1524 4 47:W 8:L 46:W 16:W 13:W 5:L 9:L
15 Korenevski, Oleg QLD 1664 4 48:W 1:L 24:W 44:W 8:L 21:W 6:L
16 Reid, Vaness NSW 1699 4 31:W 21:L 35:W 14:L 24:W 17:W 8:L
17 Parker, Trent NSW 1472 4 52:W 10:L 31:W 22:W 7:L 16:L 33:W
18 Cooke, Steven L QLD 1511 4 56:W 7:L 40:W 10:L 36:W 29:W 11:L
19 Eccles, Richard NSW 1578 4 42:W 5:L 39:W 8:L 37:W 35:W 10:L
20 Egan, Bill ACT 1574 4 49:W 6:L 36:W 7:L 42:D 23:W 22:D
21 Klinkby, Alf NSW 1425 4 53:W 16:W 4:L 34:W 5:L 15:L 37:W
22 Creech, Ken E NSW 1713 4 45:W 34:D 33:D 17:L 28:W 12:D 20:D
23 Fisher, Jayden QLD 1240 4 7:L 56:W 12:L 41:W 44:W 20:L 35:W
24 Bourke, Phillip W NSW 1367 4 5:L 42:W 15:L 32:W 16:L 48:W 34:W
25 Weltner, Michael NSW 1479 4 51:W 9:L 45:D 30:L 43:W 34:D 38:W
26 Maddix, John T NSW 1687 3.5 32:W 3:L 28:W 33:D 30:W 9:L 12:L
27 Canfell, Mike J NSW 1643 3.5 50:W 2:L 43:W 9:L 33:D 30:W 13:L
28 Mearns, David NSW 1391 3.5 2:L 50:W 26:L 40:W 22:L 36:W 29:D
29 Lenton, Doug S L NSW 1817 3.5 30:D 33:L 38:W 45:W 12:D 18:L 28:D
30 Kinder, Jessica QLD 1271 3.5 29:D 11:L 49:W 25:W 26:L 27:L 42:W
31 Stevens, Matthew NSW 999 3.5 16:L 53:W 17:L 43:D 34:L 46:W 44:W
32 Lee, Leoma QLD 997 3.5 26:L 35:L 51:W 24:L 53:W 44:D 43:W
33 Duffin, Mike QLD 1386 3 11:D 29:W 22:D 26:D 27:D 10:L 17:L
34 Ross, Bill NSW 1435 3 54:W 22:D 11:L 21:L 31:W 25:D 24:L
35 Lane, Endel NSW 1419 3 3:L 32:W 16:L 48:W 49:W 19:L 23:L
36 Muller, Jonas QLD 1095 3 9:L 51:W 20:L 47:W 18:L 28:L 49:W
37 Northover, Shane NSW 1289 3 6:L 49:L 56:+ 50:W 19:L 47:W 21:L
38 Smith, Harry F NSW 1411 3 1:L 48:L 29:L 55:W 50:W 39:W 25:L
39 Stokes, Robin H NSW 1267 3 8:L 47:W 19:L 42:L 45:W 38:L 51:W
40 Soul, David NSW 1072 3 13:L 55:W 18:L 28:L 47:L 54:W 50:W
41 Barrett, Daniel J QLD 936 3 12:L 43:L 54:W 23:L 46:D 45:D 48:W
42 Jule, Sebastian QLD 957 2.5 19:L 24:L 55:W 39:W 20:D 13:L 30:L
43 Wilkie, Mary E NSW 1284 2.5 4:L 41:W 27:L 31:D 25:L 49:W 32:L
44 Losh, Gary NSW 1444 2.5 55:W 13:L 48:W 15:L 23:L 32:D 31:L
45 Northover, Matthew NSW 1070 2.5 22:L 54:W 25:D 29:L 39:L 41:D 47:D
46 Wells, Leslie NSW 1073 2.5 10:L 52:W 14:L 49:L 41:D 31:L 53:W
47 Stahnke, Alexander QLD 576 2.5 14:L 39:L 53:W 36:L 40:W 37:L 45:D
48 Goodson, Jason NSW 971 2 15:L 38:W 44:L 35:L 51:W 24:L 41:L
49 Beilby, Kieton QLD 755 2 20:L 37:W 30:L 46:W 35:L 43:L 36:L
50 Momot, Alex NSW 958 2 27:L 28:L 52:W 37:L 38:L 53:W 40:L
51 Kinder, Danielle QLD 205 2 25:L 36:L 32:L 54:W 48:L 52:W 39:L
52 Brett, Sean NSW 2 17:L 46:L 50:L 53:L 55:+ 51:L 54:W
53 Wakewood, Joshua NSW 1 21:L 31:L 47:L 52:W 32:L 50:L 46:L
54 Smith, Tita NSW 1 34:L 45:L 41:L 51:L 0:W 40:L 52:L
55 McNenamin, Nathan NSW 0 44:L 40:L 42:L 38:L 52:- 0: 0:
56 McLean, Hannah QLD 509 0 18:L 23:L 37:- 0: 0: 0: 0:

billross
18-11-2005, 07:12 PM
Place Name Feder Loc Score

1 Lane, Gary W NSW 2474 6.5
2 Jones, Brian A NSW 2096 6
3-4 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2489 5.5
Bolens, Johny NSW 2043 5.5
5-10 Song, Raymond NSW 2046 5
Sonter, Matthew QLD 2045 5
Cafolla, Peter QLD 1763 5
Van Der Wal, Fritz W NSW 1794 5
Weller, Tony QLD 1759 5
Tankel, Alan NSW 1744 5
11-13 Jones, Lee R NSW 2055 4.5
Davidson, Nathan P QLD 1575 4.5
Marsden, John A NSW 1737 4.5
14-25 Jule, Alexandra QLD 1524 4
Korenevski, Oleg QLD 1664 4
Reid, Vaness NSW 1699 4
Parker, Trent NSW 1472 4
Cooke, Steven L QLD 1511 4
Eccles, Richard NSW 1578 4
Egan, Bill ACT 1574 4
Klinkby, Alf NSW 1425 4
Creech, Ken E NSW 1713 4
Fisher, Jayden QLD 1240 4
Bourke, Phillip W NSW 1367 4
Weltner, Michael NSW 1479 4
26-32 Maddix, John T NSW 1687 3.5
Canfell, Mike J NSW 1643 3.5
Mearns, David NSW 1391 3.5
Lenton, Doug S L NSW 1817 3.5
Kinder, Jessica QLD 1271 3.5
Stevens, Matthew NSW 999 3.5
Lee, Leoma QLD 997 3.5
33-41 Duffin, Mike QLD 1386 3
Ross, Bill NSW 1435 3
Lane, Endel NSW 1419 3
Muller, Jonas QLD 1095 3
Northover, Shane NSW 1289 3
Smith, Harry F NSW 1411 3
Stokes, Robin H NSW 1267 3
Soul, David NSW 1072 3
Barrett, Daniel J (Somerset) QLD 936 3
42-47 Jule, Sebastian QLD 957 2.5
Wilkie, Mary E NSW 1284 2.5
Losh, Gary NSW 1444 2.5
Northover, Matthew NSW 1070 2.5
Wells, Leslie NSW 1073 2.5
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 576 2.5
48-52 Goodson, Jason NSW 971 2
Beilby, Kieton QLD 755 2
Momot, Alex NSW 958 2
Kinder, Danielle QLD 205 2
Brett, Sean NSW 2
53-54 Wakewood, Joshua NSW 1
Smith, Tita NSW 1
55-56 McNenamin, Nathan NSW 0
McLean, Hannah QLD 509 0

billross
18-11-2005, 07:13 PM
Hints on formatting - thanks Bill

billross
18-11-2005, 07:15 PM
"Having already attracted a most satisfactory 54 players for the inaugural event last year, the second annual Coffs Harbour Open tournament this year did even better! 56 players, from places as far flung as Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Laurieton, Taree, Port Macquarie, Armidale, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Redcliffe - a rip roaring success! And strong, with IMs Zong-Yuan Zhao and Gary Lane and FMs Brian Jones and Lee Jones, plus little Raymond Song, Matt Sonter and Johny Bolens as players over 2000. With standard time controls of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. It all boded well for a fascinating event, and so it proved...

Very few upsets in Round 1, although Zhao was pushed all the way by Endel Lane in an excellent game by the latter. Biggest shock was Lee Jones blundering his queen; fortunately he was able to get just enough material for it to draw with Mike Duffin. The top seeds kept winning in Round 2, but things were already harder in Round 3; although only Sonter conceded points, drawing with John Marsden after being an exchange up early but unable to find a plan! But four rounds in a day can be tough, as the Saturday night round proved - just ask Zhao,who had only flown in at 8:30 that morning! Brian Jones was rock solid against him as White, and a tired Zhao eventually popped the exchange! Despite desperately trying to complicate, Zong-Yuan lost on time in a still lost position: the first truly major upset of the event. Gary Lane crunched Raymond Song, but Sonter and Bolens could only draw a queen and opposite coloured bishop endgame.

Jones, B (2096) Zhao, Z (2489), 2005 Coffs Harbour Open Round 4, 12/11/05

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.00 00 6.c4 dxc4 7.Na3 Nc6 8.Nxc4 Be6 9.Ne3 h6 10.Qc2 a5 11.Rd1 Nb4 12.Qb1 c6 13.Bd2 Nbd5 14.Qc1 Kh7 15.Nc4 Ne4 16.Be1 f5 17.Nfe5 Nd6 18.e3 Qc7 19.a4 Nxc4 20.Nxc4 Rfc8 21.e4 fxe4 22.Bxe4 Nf6 23.Bd3 Bf5 24.Bxf5 gxf5 25.Bd2 Nd5 26.Re1 Rf8 27.Ne5 Rad8 28.Qc5 Ra8 29.Rac1 Qd6 30.Qc2 Kg8 31.Qb3 Rab8 32.Bf4 Kh7 33.Nc4 Qf6 34.Bxb8 Rxb8 35.Ne3 Nb4 36.Rc5 e6 37.Re5 f4 38.Rxe6 Qg5 39.Ng2 Rf8 40.Re7 Nd5 41.Qd3+ Kg8 42.Re8 fxg3 43.Qxg3 Time 10


Round 5 saw Gary Lane get to 5/5 after knowing more theory and so winning quickly against his father-in-law Brian Jones, while Johny Bolens was alone on 4.5 after he outlasted Lee Jones, who walked into mate in one in a time scramble! All the other top seeds won, so we had a traffic jam on 4/5. It looked like it may get even more interesting in Round 6, when an excited Bolens thought Gary Lane had overlooked a tactic losing his queen; but the IM found a resource, Bolens overlooked a forced draw and ended up losing. Zhao sacrificed a rook and bishop against Sonter to try and force mate; Sonter took the rook but not the bishop, instead returning the rook to avert mate (his only defence); and after all that, Zhao ended up winning another rook and opposite coloured bishop ending! Peter Cafolla upset Lee Jones.

So to the last round, where Zhao pushed hard and had chances as White but could not crack Gary Lane. Their eventual draw won Lane the title, while Zhao had to be content with a share of third with Bolens after the latter won a marathon against Cafolla, who missed several chances to claim a draw. Brian Jones got outright second after a very strong win against Raymond Song. Fritz van der Wal and Alan Tankel both finished on 5/7 as the leading NSW Country players. The title of NSW Country Champion for 2005 is yet to be decided.

Prize List: 1st Gary Lane 6.5/7; 2nd Brian Jones 6; 3rd Zong-Yuan Zhao, Johny Bolens 5.5; Best Under 18 Raymond Song 5; 1st Rating Group A Nathan Davidson 4.5; Equal 2nd Rating Group A + Equal Best Senior Over 65 (S) Alex Jule, Oleg Korenevski, Vaness Reid, Trent Parker, Steven Cooke, Richard Eccles, Bill Egan (S), Alf Klinkby (S), Ken Creech (S), Mike Weltner (S) 4; Equal 1st Rating Group B Jayden Fisher, Phillip Bourke 4; Equal 1st Rating Group C Leoma Lee, Matthew Stevens 3.5; Best Under 14 Jessica Kinder 3.5."

Rincewind
18-11-2005, 07:27 PM
Bill,

The PGN viewer app provides a convenient way for members to view games published n the board. eg...

Jones, B (2096) Zhao, Z (2489), 2005 Coffs Harbour Open Round 4, 12/11/05

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.00 00 6.c4 dxc4 7.Na3 Nc6 8.Nxc4 Be6 9.Ne3 h6 10.Qc2 a5 11.Rd1 Nb4 12.Qb1 c6 13.Bd2 Nbd5 14.Qc1 Kh7 15.Nc4 Ne4 16.Be1 f5 17.Nfe5 Nd6 18.e3 Qc7 19.a4 Nxc4 20.Nxc4 Rfc8 21.e4 fxe4 22.Bxe4 Nf6 23.Bd3 Bf5 24.Bxf5 gxf5 25.Bd2 Nd5 26.Re1 Rf8 27.Ne5 Rad8 28.Qc5 Ra8 29.Rac1 Qd6 30.Qc2 Kg8 31.Qb3 Rab8 32.Bf4 Kh7 33.Nc4 Qf6 34.Bxb8 Rxb8 35.Ne3 Nb4 36.Rc5 e6 37.Re5 f4 38.Rxe6 Qg5 39.Ng2 Rf8 40.Re7 Nd5 41.Qd3+ Kg8 42.Re8 fxg3 43.Qxg3 {Time} 10

billross
24-11-2005, 06:05 PM
Next year will see an increased prize fund with additional 4th 5th and 6th prizes. First prize will be $1000. This will be a Grand Prix Category 3 event.

Dates Nov 11th and 12th 2006.

Rating, Junior and senior prizes remain. This should mean substantially more prize money available to 1800+ players.

We would certainly be interested in any constructive crits and feedback on this years tournament.