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27-12-2005, 12:01 AM
The first tournament in the Myer Tan Grand Prix is the Australia Day Weekender on 21 Jan at the Melbourne Chess Club (MCC) in Fitzroy.{br}{br}View the Entire Article (http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/grandprix/index.cfm?p=calendar){br}

Dougy
13-01-2006, 10:33 AM
Does anyone know more than this? What time does it start? How many rounds? What time controls? etc. I can't find details anywhere! (online)

Bereaved
13-01-2006, 11:34 AM
Hello, Everyone, and welcome Dougy!!

I have only recently returned from Brisbane and have been slacking off a bit since I returned.

Here are the details:

Melbourne Chess Club
Australia Day Weekender 2006
A 5 round weekender
21st & 22nd January


Where: Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy 3065 (just off Brunswick Street; catch 112 West Preston Tram from Collins Street). Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/
Email: melbournechessclub@internode.on.net
Melways Reference: Map 2C, A5

Schedule: Saturday 21st January
Entries Close: 10.00 am
Round 1 11.00 am
Round 2 3.00 pm
Round 3 7.00 pm

Sunday 22nd January
Round 4 11.00 am
Round 5 3.00 pm
Prize giving 6.30 pm

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds a move added from move 1. Players must record throughout the game

Entry Fee: $50 Working
$40 Non Working
$25 Junior ( under 18 )
$5 less for MCC Members ( except those paying junior rate )

Phone ( Clubrooms ): (03) 9416 3149
Or: Malcolm Pyke: 9789 9727 a/h or
0408 150196 b/h


Sorry about all the delays,

Take care and God bless, Macavity

Mischa
13-01-2006, 12:15 PM
Hello, Everyone, and welcome Dougy!!

I have only recently returned from Brisbane and have been slacking off a bit since I returned.

Here are the details:

Melbourne Chess Club
Australia Day Weekender 2006
A 5 round weekender
21st & 22nd January


Where: Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy 3065 (just off Brunswick Street; catch 112 West Preston Tram from Collins Street). Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/
Email: melbournechessclub@internode.on.net
Melways Reference: Map 2C, A5

Schedule: Saturday 21st January
Entries Close: 10.00 am
Round 1 11.00 am
Round 2 3.00 pm
Round 3 7.00 pm

Sunday 22nd January
Round 4 11.00 am
Round 5 3.00 pm
Prize giving 6.30 pm

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds a move added from move 1. Players must record throughout the game

Entry Fee: $50 Working
$40 Non Working
$25 Junior ( under 18 )
$5 less for MCC Members ( except those paying junior rate )

Phone ( Clubrooms ): (03) 9416 3149
Or: Malcolm Pyke: 9789 9727 a/h or
0408 150196 b/h


Sorry about all the delays,

Take care and God bless, Macavity


Hey!!
Hello M,
Is there any chance of a bye on the Sat. night?

Garvinator
13-01-2006, 12:53 PM
why only five rounds and not six?

Bereaved
13-01-2006, 02:14 PM
Hey!!
Hello M,
Is there any chance of a bye on the Sat. night?

Hello, M!!

By all means there is the possibility for any person to have a half point bye in this event should they specify prior to the first round.

They must let the organisers know about it, but aside from that there should be no problem,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Altecman
15-01-2006, 07:41 PM
Hey, M

You obviously know who i am i will be playing in the Weekender, 90% sure but i will prob have to have a first round bye would that be allrite?

qpawn
20-01-2006, 09:46 AM
I have entered and got a 1/2 pt bye from the organiser, Pyke, for round 3 - that's no trouble at all to obtain.

I expect that I will get smashed. [and I don't mean with booze..or come to think of it maybe I do...:)]

DoroPhil
21-01-2006, 10:48 AM
So, who's playing in this thing?

Mischa
21-01-2006, 11:08 AM
So, who's playing in this thing?

Hey, here right now if you want a list of players

Mischa
21-01-2006, 11:10 AM
Hey, here right now if you want a list of players

Or better still I'll let Macavity do it

Bereaved
21-01-2006, 11:15 AM
Hello everyone,

Here is the field for the event, pictures to follow.


List of players

1. Baron, Michael VIC 2268
2. Jordan, Bill VIC 2206
3. Gorka, Carl VIC 2166
4. Kempen, Leon VIC 1899
5. Jager, Jesse VIC 1898
6. Ly, Thai VIC 1866
7. Pecak, Mariusz OS 1857
8. Bowen, Leon QLD 1787
9. Frost, Peter VIC 1743
10. Prasad, Daryl 1700
11. Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1695
12. Flude, David A VIC 1683
13. Morris, James VIC 1680
14. Stones, Douglas VIC 1675
15. Ashlock, Brad VIC 1618
16. Antolis, Cedric VIC 1550
17. Reid, Bill VIC 1518
18. Garrido, Gabriel 1500
19. Dalton, Samuel VIC 1416
20. Thornton, Andrew 1400
21. Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1371
22. Dalton, Joshua VIC 1340
23. Drew, Phillip VIC 1318
24. de Goede, Carla 1300
25. Dalton, Laurie VIC 1266
26. Eustace, Sophie SA 1205
27. Trott, Timothy VIC 987
28. Qin, Tomson VIC 654

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS posted at this moment as being harrassed by Mischa

Mischa
21-01-2006, 11:15 AM
:)

Frank Walker
21-01-2006, 02:09 PM
Any results?

Frank Walker
21-01-2006, 02:10 PM
why only five rounds and not six?

MCC club tradition.

Garvinator
21-01-2006, 02:15 PM
MCC club tradition.
5 rounds of 60/30 just seems a bit short. Either have it as 90/30 5 rounds or 60/30 and six rounds.

I am aware of the problems of both options, but 5 rounds of 60/30 just seems short, especially for the entry fee.

Bereaved
21-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Hello everyone, sorry for the delay here are the first round results


1 Michael Baron 2268 [0] 1:0 Brad Ashlock 1618 [0]
2 Cedric Antolis 1550 [0] 0:1 Bill Jordan 2206 [0]
3 Carl Gorka 2166 [0] 1:0 Bill Reid 1518 [0]
4 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [0] 0:1 Leon Kempen 1899 [0]
5 Jesse Jager 1898 [0] 1:0 Samuel Dalton 1416 [0]
6 Andrew Thornton 1400 [0] 0:1 Thai Ly 1866 [0]
7 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [0] 1:0 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [0]
8 Joshua Dalton 1340 [0] 0:1 Leon Bowen 1787 [0]
9 Peter Frost 1743 [0] 1:0 Carla de Goede 1300 [0]
10 Laurie Dalton 1266 [0] 1:0 Daryl Prasad 1700 [0]
11 David A Flude 1683 [0] .5:.5 Sophie Eustace 1205 [0]
12 Timothy Trott 987 [0] 0:1 James Morris 1680 [0]
13 Douglas Stones 1675 [0] 1:0 Tomson Qin 654 [0]
14 Phillip Drew 1318 [0] .5:0 BYE
15 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [0] 1:0 BYE

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
21-01-2006, 06:45 PM
Hello, everyone,

Here are the round 2 results



1 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [1] 0:1 Michael Baron 2268 [1]
2 Bill Jordan 2206 [1] 0:1 Peter Frost 1743 [1]
3 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [1] 0:1 Carl Gorka 2166 [1]
4 Leon Kempen 1899 [1] 1:0 Douglas Stones 1675 [1]
5 James Morris 1680 [1] .5:.5 Jesse Jager 1898 [1]
6 Thai Ly 1866 [1] 1:0 Laurie Dalton 1266 [1]
7 Phillip Drew 1318 [.5] .5:.5 David A Flude 1683 [.5]
8 Sophie Eustace 1205 [.5] 0:1 Daryl Prasad 1700 [0]
9 Brad Ashlock 1618 [0] 1:0 Andrew Thornton 1400 [0]
10 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [0] 1:0 Cedric Antolis 1550 [0]
11 Bill Reid 1518 [0] .5:.5 Joshua Dalton 1340 [0]
12 Carla de Goede 1300 [0] 0:1 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [0]
13 Samuel Dalton 1416 [0] 1:0 Tomson Qin 654 [0]
14 Leon Bowen 1787 [1] .5:0 BYE
15 Timothy Trott 987 [0] 1:0 BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ursogr8
21-01-2006, 09:00 PM
Hello, everyone,

Here are the round 2 results



1 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [1] 0:1 Michael Baron 2268 [1]
2 Bill Jordan 2206 [1] 0:1 Peter Frost 1743 [1]
3 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [1] 0:1 Carl Gorka 2166 [1]
4 Leon Kempen 1899 [1] 1:0 Douglas Stones 1675 [1]
5 James Morris 1680 [1] .5:.5 Jesse Jager 1898 [1]
6 Thai Ly 1866 [1] 1:0 Laurie Dalton 1266 [1]
7 Phillip Drew 1318 [.5] .5:.5 David A Flude 1683 [.5]
8 Sophie Eustace 1205 [.5] 0:1 Daryl Prasad 1700 [0]
9 Brad Ashlock 1618 [0] 1:0 Andrew Thornton 1400 [0]
10 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [0] 1:0 Cedric Antolis 1550 [0]
11 Bill Reid 1518 [0] .5:.5 Joshua Dalton 1340 [0]
12 Carla de Goede 1300 [0] 0:1 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [0]
13 Samuel Dalton 1416 [0] 1:0 Tomson Qin 654 [0]
14 Leon Bowen 1787 [1] .5:0 BYE
15 Timothy Trott 987 [0] 1:0 BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity


hi mac

It would be interesting to hear more (commentary, or moves) on the games on boards 2, 5, and 7.

starter

Bereaved
21-01-2006, 09:30 PM
Hello, everyone,

Results Round 3


1 Michael Baron 2268 [2] 1:0 Leon Kempen 1899 [2]
2 Carl Gorka 2166 [2] 1:0 Thai Ly 1866 [2]
3 Peter Frost 1743 [2] 0:1 Jesse Jager 1898 [1.5]
4 Leon Bowen 1787 [1.5] 0:1 James Morris 1680 [1.5]
5 Brad Ashlock 1618 [1] 0:1 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [1]
6 Daryl Prasad 1700 [1] 0:1 Samuel Dalton 1416 [1]
7 Laurie Dalton 1266 [1] 0:1 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [1]
8 David A Flude 1683 [1] 1:0 Timothy Trott 987 [1]
9 Douglas Stones 1675 [1] 1:0 Phillip Drew 1318 [1]
10 Bill Reid 1518 [.5] .5:.5 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [1]
11 Joshua Dalton 1340 [.5] .5:.5 Sophie Eustace 1205 [.5]
12 Cedric Antolis 1550 [0] .5:.5 Carla de Goede 1300 [0]
13 Bill Jordan 2206 [1] .5:0 BYE
14 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [1] .5:0 BYE
15 Andrew Thornton 1400 [0] .5:0 BYE
16 Tomson Qin 654 [0] .5:0 BYE


Pairings Round 4


1 Carl Gorka 2166 [3] : Michael Baron 2268 [3]
2 Jesse Jager 1898 [2.5] : Leon Kempen 1899 [2]
3 James Morris 1680 [2.5] : Mariusz Pecak 1857 [2]
4 Thai Ly 1866 [2] : David A Flude 1683 [2]
5 Samuel Dalton 1416 [2] : Peter Frost 1743 [2]
6 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [2] : Douglas Stones 1675 [2]
7 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [1.5] : Bill Jordan 2206 [1.5]
8 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [1.5] : Leon Bowen 1787 [1.5]
9 Daryl Prasad 1700 [1] : Joshua Dalton 1340 [1]
10 Sophie Eustace 1205 [1] : Brad Ashlock 1618 [1]
11 Timothy Trott 987 [1] : Bill Reid 1518 [1]
12 Phillip Drew 1318 [1] : Laurie Dalton 1266 [1]
13 Tomson Qin 654 [.5] : Cedric Antolis 1550 [.5]
14 Carla de Goede 1300 [.5] : Andrew Thornton 1400 [.5]


BTW Starter,
Firstly in Round 2, Bill Jordan seemed to have shed a pawn and have poorly co-ordinated pieces the first time that I looked, this didn't seem to improve and it was soon two pawns. The position simplified but did not improve for Bill who resigned shortly thereafter. According to the inimitable Michael Baron, Peter was worse out of the opening, but just hung on and tried to survive, and it seems to me he did so quite well enough!!

In the same round, the Board 5 game between Jager and Morris was a highly theoretical line in the Grunfeld, and as I have been promised the game with some advice as to the players analysis soon, I will forbear to comment too much for too long except to say that the draw that was agreed to seemed to be a hard thing to prove, as it was only after analysing for a long time, an hour I think, that the two players and the general gallery managed to find a convincing way for Jesse to draw. More later.

Finally, the game between Phillip Drew and Flude is really hard for me to comment upon as the only tangible thing that I can say is that Phillip felt that the type of closed Sicilian that was reached was not covered within the pages of the Ultimate Closed Sicilian by Gary Lane, and Flude's Comment that he was trying to improvise. Should there be an interest in the game, no doubt Flude might post it himself at some point.


Take care all and God Bless, Macavity

Mischa
21-01-2006, 09:56 PM
In Jesse's own words...Your son is making me sweat like a pig...
In all fairness Jesse got the sequence wrong?
But he offered a draw twice to James
In the end James conceded and offered adraw
Will be an interesting game I hear as lots of interesting lines and option...well that is what jesse says
I would like to say what a great tourny it is
The rounds start on time and it is so well organised that we find ourselves actually socialising....what a lovely group of players

DoroPhil
22-01-2006, 01:27 AM
5 rounds of 60/30 just seems a bit short. Either have it as 90/30 5 rounds or 60/30 and six rounds.

I am aware of the problems of both options, but 5 rounds of 60/30 just seems short, especially for the entry fee.

IMHO, 5 round events are a huge improvement on 7-rounds-in-two-days events.

Why must ALL tournaments take up the whole weekend?

And taking this idea a bit further: Is it possible that creating 1-day events would bring back people that still enjoy a game of chess every once in a while, but can't commit to a whole weekend worth of chess?

Spiny Norman
22-01-2006, 06:58 AM
And taking this idea a bit further: Is it possible that creating 1-day events would bring back people that still enjoy a game of chess every once in a while, but can't commit to a whole weekend worth of chess?
Yes ... depending on what day it was of course. I live a very busy life, with major work commitments above-and-beyond the normal 9-5 syndrome, chess club at Croydon to run, coaching sessions and band practice on Tuesdays, kids to take to basketball and ballet and what-not at the weekends.

Since I live way out at Lilydale, I have been looking for a mechanism to get some extra rated games played ... the only chance for me at present seems to be to commit to a series of Wednesday nights and travel down to Dandenong, but that is also problematic for me (not the distance, just the time commitment on a regular basis when my work often requires me to travel).

So if there were more one-day events running on either Saturdays or on Monday-public-holidays then I would be quite likely to attend. I think the problem then becomes the publicity required to make me aware of the event far enough ahead to secure a commitment in my calendar.

Bereaved
22-01-2006, 02:40 PM
Hello everyone,
here are this morning's results and the last round pairings.
Jesse Jager was unwell last night and was unable to play today, owing to not being able to get any sleep.
I hope that he feels better soon.


Round 4 Results


1 Carl Gorka 2166 [3] .5:.5 Michael Baron 2268 [3]
2 Jesse Jager 1898 [2.5] -:+ Leon Kempen 1899 [2]
3 James Morris 1680 [2.5] .5:.5 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [2]
4 Thai Ly 1866 [2] .5:.5 David A Flude 1683 [2]
5 Samuel Dalton 1416 [2] 0:1 Peter Frost 1743 [2]
6 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [2] 1:0 Douglas Stones 1675 [2]
7 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [1.5] 0:1 Bill Jordan 2206 [1.5]
8 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [1.5] 0:1 Leon Bowen 1787 [1.5]
9 Daryl Prasad 1700 [1] 0:1 Joshua Dalton 1340 [1]
10 Sophie Eustace 1205 [1] 1:0 Brad Ashlock 1618 [1]
11 Timothy Trott 987 [1] 0:1 Bill Reid 1518 [1]
12 Phillip Drew 1318 [1] .5:.5 Laurie Dalton 1266 [1]
13 Tomson Qin 654 [.5] 0:1 Cedric Antolis 1550 [.5]
14 Carla de Goede 1300 [.5] 0:1 Andrew Thornton 1400 [.5]

Round 5 Pairings


1 Michael Baron 2268 [3.5] : Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [3]
2 Leon Kempen 1899 [3] : Carl Gorka 2166 [3.5]
3 Peter Frost 1743 [3] : James Morris 1680 [3]
4 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [2.5] : Bill Jordan 2206 [2.5]
5 Leon Bowen 1787 [2.5] : Thai Ly 1866 [2.5]
6 David A Flude 1683 [2.5] : Douglas Stones 1675 [2]
7 Bill Reid 1518 [2] : Sophie Eustace 1205 [2]
8 Joshua Dalton 1340 [2] : Samuel Dalton 1416 [2]
9 Cedric Antolis 1550 [1.5] : Phillip Drew 1318 [1.5]
10 Laurie Dalton 1266 [1.5] : Gabriel Garrido 1500 [1.5]
11 Andrew Thornton 1400 [1.5] : Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [1.5]
12 Brad Ashlock 1618 [1] : Daryl Prasad 1700 [1]
13 Tomson Qin 654 [.5] : Timothy Trott 987 [1]
14 Carla de Goede 1300 [.5] 1:0 BYE

Will post final standings and Crosstable when the last round finishes,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ElevatorEscapee
22-01-2006, 03:35 PM
Just curious, why are there so many byes in this event? Have players been given the option to nominate a round to receive a bye in? :-)

Bill Gletsos
22-01-2006, 03:45 PM
Yes ... depending on what day it was of course. I live a very busy life, with major work commitments above-and-beyond the normal 9-5 syndrome, chess club at Croydon to run, coaching sessions and band practice on Tuesdays, kids to take to basketball and ballet and what-not at the weekends.

Since I live way out at Lilydale, I have been looking for a mechanism to get some extra rated games played ... the only chance for me at present seems to be to commit to a series of Wednesday nights and travel down to Dandenong, but that is also problematic for me (not the distance, just the time commitment on a regular basis when my work often requires me to travel).

So if there were more one-day events running on either Saturdays or on Monday-public-holidays then I would be quite likely to attend. I think the problem then becomes the publicity required to make me aware of the event far enough ahead to secure a commitment in my calendar.Of course for the event to be normally rated a round is likely last a minimum of 2 hrs. On top of that chess players dont seem to like early starts.
Allowing for time between rounds an a chance for players to have lunch and/or dinner doesnt allow for many rounds.

Bereaved
22-01-2006, 05:34 PM
Hello, everyone,

Here are the final standings and last round results; thank you all for the interest you have shown, will reply at greater length when I return home.


Round 5 results

1 Michael Baron 2268 [3.5] 1:0 Zeljko Podvorac 1695 [3]
2 Leon Kempen 1899 [3] .5:.5 Carl Gorka 2166 [3.5]
3 Peter Frost 1743 [3] 1:0 James Morris 1680 [3]
4 Mariusz Pecak 1857 [2.5] .5:.5 Bill Jordan 2206 [2.5]
5 Leon Bowen 1787 [2.5] 1:0 Thai Ly 1866 [2.5]
6 David A Flude 1683 [2.5] 1:0 Douglas Stones 1675 [2]
7 Bill Reid 1518 [2] .5:.5 Sophie Eustace 1205 [2]
8 Joshua Dalton 1340 [2] 0:1 Samuel Dalton 1416 [2]
9 Cedric Antolis 1550 [1.5] 0:1 Phillip Drew 1318 [1.5]
10 Laurie Dalton 1266 [1.5] 0:1 Gabriel Garrido 1500 [1.5]
11 Andrew Thornton 1400 [1.5] 1:0 Jake Kostrzewa 1371 [1.5]
12 Brad Ashlock 1618 [1] 1:0 Daryl Prasad 1700 [1]
13 Tomson Qin 654 [.5] 0:1 Timothy Trott 987 [1]
14 Carla de Goede 1300 [.5] 1:0 BYE


Final Standings

1 Baron, Michael VIC 2268 4.5
2-3 Frost, Peter VIC 1743 4
Gorka, Carl VIC 2166 4
4-6 Kempen, Leon VIC 1899 3.5
Bowen, Leon QLD 1787 3.5
Flude, David A VIC 1683 3.5
7-11 Morris, James VIC 1680 Junior 3
Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 1695 3
Pecak, Mariusz OS 1857 3
Jordan, Bill VIC 2206 3
Dalton, Samuel VIC 1416 Junior 3
12-18 Ly, Thai VIC 1866 2.5
Garrido, Gabriel 1500 2.5
Eustace, Sophie SA 1205 Junior 2.5
Jager, Jesse VIC 1898 Junior 2.5
Reid, Bill VIC 1518 2.5
Drew, Phillip VIC 1318 Junior 2.5
Thornton, Andrew 1400 2.5
19-22 Ashlock, Brad VIC 1618 2
Dalton, Joshua VIC 1340 Junior 2
Stones, Douglas VIC 1675 2
Trott, Timothy VIC 987 Junior 2
23-26 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1371 1.5
de Goede, Carla 1300 1.5
Dalton, Laurie VIC 1266 Junior 1.5
Antolis, Cedric VIC 1550 Junior 1.5
27 Prasad, Daryl 1700 1
28 Qin, Tomson VIC 654 Junior 0.5


Crosstable: score order

No Name Feder Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Baron, Michael VIC 4.5 19:W 9:W 4:W 3:D 8:W
2 Frost, Peter VIC 4 24:W 10:W 15:L 11:W 7:W
3 Gorka, Carl VIC 4 16:W 8:W 12:W 1:D 4:D
4 Kempen, Leon VIC 3.5 13:W 21:W 1:L 15:+ 3:D
5 Bowen, Leon QLD 3.5 20:W 0:D 7:L 23:W 12:W
6 Flude, David A VIC 3.5 14:D 17:D 22:W 12:D 21:W
7 Morris, James VIC 3 22:W 15:D 5:W 9:D 2:L
8 Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 3 0:W 3:L 25:W 21:W 1:L
9 Pecak, Mariusz OS 3 23:W 1:L 19:W 7:D 10:D
10 Jordan, Bill VIC 3 26:W 2:L 0:D 13:W 9:D
11 Dalton, Samuel VIC 3 15:L 28:W 27:W 2:L 20:W
12 Ly, Thai VIC 2.5 18:W 25:W 3:L 6:D 5:L
13 Garrido, Gabriel 2.5 4:L 24:W 0:D 10:L 25:W
14 Eustace, Sophie SA 2.5 6:D 27:L 20:D 19:W 16:D
15 Jager, Jesse VIC 2.5 11:W 7:D 2:W 4:- 0:
16 Reid, Bill VIC 2.5 3:L 20:D 23:D 22:W 14:D
17 Drew, Phillip VIC 2.5 0:D 6:D 21:L 25:D 26:W
18 Thornton, Andrew 2.5 12:L 19:L 0:D 24:W 23:W
19 Ashlock, Brad VIC 2 1:L 18:W 9:L 14:L 27:W
20 Dalton, Joshua VIC 2 5:L 16:D 14:D 27:W 11:L
21 Stones, Douglas VIC 2 28:W 4:L 17:W 8:L 6:L
22 Trott, Timothy VIC 2 7:L 0:W 6:L 16:L 28:W
23 Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1.5 9:L 26:W 16:D 5:L 18:L
24 de Goede, Carla 1.5 2:L 13:L 26:D 18:L 0:W
25 Dalton, Laurie VIC 1.5 27:W 12:L 8:L 17:D 13:L
26 Antolis, Cedric VIC 1.5 10:L 23:L 24:D 28:W 17:L
27 Prasad, Daryl 1 25:L 14:W 11:L 20:L 19:L
28 Qin, Tomson VIC .5 21:L 11:L 0:D 26:L 22:L


Crosstable: start order
No Name Feder Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5

1. Baron, Michael VIC 4.5 15:W 7:W 4:W 3:D 11:W
2. Jordan, Bill VIC 3 16:W 9:L :D 18:W 7:D
3. Gorka, Carl VIC 4 17:W 11:W 6:W 1:D 4:D
4. Kempen, Leon VIC 3.5 18:W 14:W 1:L 5:+ 3:D
5. Jager, Jesse VIC 2.5 19:W 13:D 9:W 4:- :
6. Ly, Thai VIC 2.5 20:W 25:W 3:L 12:D 8:L
7. Pecak, Mariusz OS 3 21:W 1:L 15:W 13:D 2:D
8. Bowen, Leon QLD 3.5 22:W :D 13:L 21:W 6:W
9. Frost, Peter VIC 4 24:W 2:W 5:L 19:W 13:W
10. Prasad, Daryl 1 25:L 26:W 19:L 22:L 15:L
11. Podvorac, Zeljko VIC 3 :W 3:L 25:W 14:W 1:L
12. Flude, David A VIC 3.5 26:D 23:D 27:W 6:D 14:W
13. Morris, James VIC 3 27:W 5:D 8:W 7:D 9:L
14. Stones, Douglas VIC 2 28:W 4:L 23:W 11:L 12:L
15. Ashlock, Brad VIC 2 1:L 20:W 7:L 26:L 10:W
16. Antolis, Cedric VIC 1.5 2:L 21:L 24:D 28:W 23:L
17. Reid, Bill VIC 2.5 3:L 22:D 21:D 27:W 26:D
18. Garrido, Gabriel 2.5 4:L 24:W :D 2:L 25:W
19. Dalton, Samuel VIC 3 5:L 28:W 10:W 9:L 22:W
20. Thornton, Andrew 2.5 6:L 15:L :D 24:W 21:W
21. Kostrzewa, Jake VIC 1.5 7:L 16:W 17:D 8:L 20:L
22. Dalton, Joshua VIC 2 8:L 17:D 26:D 10:W 19:L
23. Drew, Phillip VIC 2.5 :D 12:D 14:L 25:D 16:W
24. de Goede, Carla 1.5 9:L 18:L 16:D 20:L :W
25. Dalton, Laurie VIC 1.5 10:W 6:L 11:L 23:D 18:L
26. Eustace, Sophie SA 2.5 12:D 10:L 22:D 15:W 17:D
27. Trott, Timothy VIC 2 13:L :W 12:L 17:L 28:W
28. Qin, Tomson VIC .5 14:L 19:L :D 16:L 27:L


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ElevatorEscapee
22-01-2006, 07:04 PM
It is good to see former Bendigo player, Peter Frost, doing so well. :-)

qpawn
22-01-2006, 08:23 PM
It was a good tournament.

Congratulations to everyone who took part; to play in that heat we were a keen lot.

At least we have an excuse for our blunders: heat stroke :)

Andrew Thornton

DoroPhil
22-01-2006, 09:51 PM
Yes ... depending on what day it was of course. I live a very busy life, with major work commitments above-and-beyond the normal 9-5 syndrome, chess club at Croydon to run, coaching sessions and band practice on Tuesdays, kids to take to basketball and ballet and what-not at the weekends.

I reckon most people who have that much on their plate would stay clear off the chess clubs altogether. What I was thinking is that even your standard 9 to 5 worker whose hobbies include going out on Friday and Saturday nights would find a 5-round weekender a bit too time consuming.


So if there were more one-day events running on either Saturdays or on Monday-public-holidays then I would be quite likely to attend.

Same here. And my theory is that there's quite a few people who are like that as well.

Davidflude
23-01-2006, 08:03 AM
I was really pleased go see how much the Melbourne Chess Club members have done to make their club rooms very pleasant.

1) walls painted in suitable colours

2) good floor coverings

3) Television set

4) A mini cyber cafe with two computers and broadband internet access.

Keep up the great work guys.

Jesse Jager
23-01-2006, 01:11 PM
An improvment to the club could be the addition of air conditioning :)

Altecman
23-01-2006, 01:36 PM
An improvment to the club could be the addition of air conditioning :)

Very Ture!!! I was melting during my game, i had to continusly get up and get some ice during my game i felt it very hard to concentrate, i guess other were having the same problems that i was having as well!!

bobby1972
23-01-2006, 01:51 PM
hey frosty sounds like you are a very busy person so look at your chess victories as pure GRAVY thats what i do.good to see,there is nothing like beating a good player here and then when you have got not much time for chess.look what kamsky did to anand that was beautiful i mean what can the bloke say "he does not play for 8 years and still beats me":P

Davidflude
23-01-2006, 04:14 PM
An improvment to the club could be the addition of air conditioning :)

Well I provided an air coditioner courtesy of my neighboor. It is now installed in my study. Thurday is expected to be 40%c and the public library where I normally hide out on hot days will be closed.

The Melbourne Chess Club would need a really big air conditioning unit but it would be magic on stinky hot days.

firegoat7
23-01-2006, 07:16 PM
They have plans to get air conditioning, but are waiting for the resolvement of a lengthy legal dispute before spending any cash.

cheers fg7

qpawn
23-01-2006, 08:45 PM
I can't stand all thses people who complain about the lack of air conditioning.

Chess is about accepting the weather conditions and adapting. Just as Botvinnik prepared for the cigar smoke of his opponent, the weekend player must also prepare for the sun's outburst. My favourite method is to imagine Von Daniken being visited by aliens. The sun is a soothing halo around each bug-eyed critter.

:lol:

Rincewind
23-01-2006, 08:57 PM
I can't stand all thses people who complain about the lack of air conditioning.

Chess is about accepting the weather conditions and adapting. Just as Botvinnik prepared for the cigar smoke of his opponent, the weekend player must also prepare for the sun's outburst. My favourite method is to imagine Von Daniken being visited by aliens. The sun is a soothing halo around each bug-eyed critter.

:lol:

I feel the same way about indoor plumbing.

Carl Gorka
24-01-2006, 08:43 PM
As already said in this thread, it was very hot so well done to everyone for coping with the conditions. And congratulations to Michael Baron for showing enough fighting spirit on the Sunday to win the event. I, for one, was too exhausted by the heat to really challenge and I was happy to get 2 draws on the Sunday.

And I also echo the sentiments of those who have already said the tournament was really friendly and played in good spirit by all. :)

gbekker
16-12-2006, 10:13 AM
So long as the event is 2007, not 2006 as advertised, count me in! ;-)

Garvinator
16-12-2006, 10:33 AM
So long as the event is 2007, not 2006 as advertised, count me in! ;-)
Gary,
Have a look at when the previous posts were made ;) last post by fireeater 24-01-2006 08:43 PM