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Hobsons Bay Cup – round 4

Quite a few interesting games, Narelle and Bruce was interesting, Bruce’s Q and pawn winning over Narelle’s R and N. Daniel’s win over Dean, and Sergey drawing with Steven will certainly improve their rating next time they are updated. My game against Tommy was lost by me from about move 25, but I kept moving stuff around and avoided exchanges. Even on his last move of the game, I would have lost if Tommy had played any other move than the one he made, and I checkmated him – the only way I was going to win! Chess can be cruel sometimes!

It was unfortunate that there were 2 no-shows on Tuesday! Please let Steven know if you cannot play on game night, preferably the day before or earlier, so your opponent does not have a wasted trip.

Round 4 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Williams, Bruce    2060 [3]      1:0    Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [3]  
 2 Gusain, Daniel     1562 [2.5]    1:0    Hogg, Dean        1999 [2.5]
 3 Wootten, Rory      1255 [2]      0:1    Davis, Tony       1892 [2.5]
 4 Dogaris, George    1004 [2]      -:+    Russo, Guy        1370 [2]  
 5 McIntyre, Charlie  1444 [1.5]   .5:.5   Enano, Ronald     1741 [1.5]
 6 Saric, Sergey      875  [1.5]   .5:.5   Hogan, Steven     1532 [1.5]
 7 Hu, Timothy        870  [1.5]    0:1    Ramos, Antonio    1496 [1]  
 8 Castles, Tommy          [1]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott  1724 [1]  
 9 Mullen, Chris      1390 [1]      0:1    Richards, Derek   1483 [1]  
10 Nowak, Ruben       1476 [1]     .5:.5   Whitford, Matthew 708  [1]  
11 Doust, Aidan       503  [.5]     0:1    Edwards, Regina   1363 [.5] 
12 O'Leary, Mike      271  [.5]     0:1    Maunders, Myiesha 964  [.5] 
13 Liu, Jim           528  [0]     .5:.5   Liu, William      257  [.5] 
14 Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [0]      +:-    Bejjanki, Pranav  409  [0]  
15 Trofimovs, Joel         [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
16 Hibberd, Nathan    1977 [2]     .5:0    BYE                         
17 Salanowski, Mark   1668 [2]     .5:0    BYE

Round 5 draw – Provisional

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc
 1 Davis, Tony        1892 [3.5]     :     Williams, Bruce   2060 [4]
 2 Szuveges, Narelle  1724 [3]       :     Gusain, Daniel    1562 [3.5]
 3 Salanowski, Mark   1668 [2.5]     :     Russo, Guy        1370 [3]
 4 Hogg, Dean         1999 [2.5]     :     Enano, Ronald     1741 [2]
 5 Humphreys, Scott   1724 [2]       :     Richards, Derek   1483 [2]
 6 Hogan, Steven      1532 [2]       :     Wootten, Rory     1255 [2]
 7 Ramos, Antonio     1496 [2]       :     McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [2]
 8 Dogaris, George    1004 [2]       :     Nowak, Ruben      1476 [1.5]
 9 Edwards, Regina    1363 [1.5]     :     Hu, Timothy       870  [1.5]
10 Maunders, Myiesha  964  [1.5]     :     Whitford, Matthew 708  [1.5]
11 Liu, William       257  [1]       :     Mullen, Chris     1390 [1]
12 Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [1]       :     Castles, Tommy         [1]
13 Trofimovs, Joel         [.5]      :     Doust, Aidan      503  [.5]
14 Bejjanki, Pranav   409  [0]       :     Liu, Jim          528  [.5]
15 O'Leary, Mike      271  [.5]    .5:0    BYE
16 Hibberd, Nathan    1977 [2.5]   .5:0    BYE  /pre>

Rookies Cup 2017

The final results are in (see here for full details) for this 7 round Saturday junior event. Thanks to Tony Davis for running this. Congratulations to Daniel Gusain for a clean sweep score, and Sophie Davis won the Queens Cup.

This coming Saturday 13th May is the start of Tournament 3.

Hobsons Bay Cup – Round 3

Quite a few interesting games, but I did not get to watch many. Bruce and Narelle are undefeated, and they meet in round 4. Ten people on 2 or more points. Please let Steven know if you cannot play on game night, preferably the day before game time.

Round 3 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Hibberd, Nathan   1977 [2]      0:1    Williams, Bruce    2060 [2]  
 2 Hogg, Dean        1999 [2]     .5:.5   Davis, Tony        1892 [2]  
 3 Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [2]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [0]  
 4 Humphreys, Scott  1724 [1]      0:1    Gusain, Daniel     1562 [1.5]
 5 Mullen, Chris     1390 [1]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark   1668 [1]  
 6 Hogan, Steven     1532 [1]     .5:.5   McIntyre, Charlie  1444 [1]  
 7 Ramos, Antonio    1496 [1]      0:1    Wootten, Rory      1255 [1]  
 8 Richards, Derek   1483 [1]      0:1    Dogaris, George    1004 [1]  
 9 Russo, Guy        1370 [1]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1476 [1]  
10 Edwards, Regina   1363 [.5]     0:1    Saric, Sergey      875  [.5] 
11 Maunders, Myiesha 964  [.5]     0:1    Hu, Timothy        870  [.5] 
12 Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim           528  [0]  
13 Liu, William      257  [0]     .5:.5   O'Leary, Mike      271  [0]  
14 Trofimovs, Joel        [0]      0:1    Castles, Tommy          [0]  
15 Enano, Ronald     1741 [1.5]    -:-    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 2

More games have so far gone with rating, sigh from me at least (Scott). Mark threw the boots and all at Dean, to no avail in the end, but quite an interesting game to watch while I was losing.

Round 2 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Williams, Bruce   2060 [1]      1:0    Humphreys, Scott  1724 [1]  
 2 Salanowski, Mark  1668 [1]      0:1    Hogg, Dean        1999 [1]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan   1977 [1]      1:0    Hogan, Steven     1532 [1]  
 4 Ramos, Antonio    1496 [1]      -:+    Davis, Tony       1892 [1]  
 5 Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [1]      1:0    Richards, Derek   1483 [1]  
 6 Enano, Ronald     1741 [.5]     1:0    Maunders, Myiesha 964  [.5] 
 7 Gusain, Daniel    1562 [.5]     1:0    Hu, Timothy       870  [.5] 
 8 Saric, Sergey     875  [.5]     0:1    Nowak, Ruben      1476 [0]  
 9 McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [0]      1:0    Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]  
10 O'Leary, Mike     271  [0]      0:1    Mullen, Chris     1390 [0]  
11 Castles, Tommy         [0]      0:1    Wootten, Rory     1255 [0]  
12 Dogaris, George   1004 [0]      1:0    Trofimovs, Joel        [0]  
13 Liu, Jim          528  [0]      0:1    Russo, Guy        1370 [0]  
14 Lubberink, Olly        [0]      1:0    Liu, William      257  [0]  
15 Edwards, Regina   1363 [0]     .5:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 1

So we have started the 7 round Hobsons Bay cup, with 25 entrants, and games have so far gone with rating, but we have had a few people taking a bye due to other (chess?) commitments on Anzac Day.

Round 1 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Nowak, Ruben      1476 [0]      0:1    Williams, Bruce   2060 [0]  
 2 Hogg, Dean        1999 [0]      1:0    McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [0]  
 3 Mullen, Chris     1390 [0]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan   1977 [0]  
 4 Davis, Tony       1892 [0]      1:0    Edwards, Regina   1363 [0]  
 5 Wootten, Rory     1255 [0]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [0]  
 6 Humphreys, Scott  1724 [0]      1:0    Dogaris, George   1004 [0]  
 7 Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark  1668 [0]  
 8 Hogan, Steven     1532 [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike     271  [0]  
 9 Trofimovs, Joel        [0]      0:1    Ramos, Antonio    1496 [0]  
10 Richards, Derek   1483 [0]      1:0    Castles, Tommy         [0]  
11 Enano, Ronald     1741 [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
12 Gusain, Daniel    1562 [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
13 BYE                             0:0    BYE                         
14 Maunders, Myiesha 964  [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
15 BYE                             0:0    BYE                         
16 Hu, Timothy       870  [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
17 Doust, Aidan      503  [0]     .5:0    BYE

Purdy Cup – final results

Congrats to Bruce, remaining undefeated (as was Dean) but coming out the winner of this event! The final cross table is below. Next week is the start of the 7 round Hobsons Bay cup, please be at the club by 7:20pm to confirm you are playing and so the draw can be prepared in time.

Round 5 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  Total
 1 Hogg, Dean        2000 1999 [3.5]   .5:.5   Williams, Bruce   2020 2060 [4]  
 2 Humphreys, Scott  1703 1724 [3]      1:0    Hogan, Steven     1576 1532 [3.5]
 3 Davis, Tony       1873 1892 [3]      1:0    Hibberd, Nathan   1942 1977 [3]  
 4 Gusain, Daniel    1725 1562 [2]      1:0    Enano, Ronald     1705 1741 [2.5]
 5 McIntyre, Charlie 1404 1444 [2]      0:1    Saric, Sergey     1422 875  [2.5]
 6 Nowak, Ruben      1564 1476 [2]     .5:.5   Richards, Derek   1445 1483 [2]  
 7 Bejjanki, Pranav       409  [1.5]    0:1    Edwards, Regina   1512 1363 [2]  
 8 O'Leary, Mike          271  [1]      0:1    Mullen, Chris     1577 1390 [1]  
 9 Trofimovs, Joel             [1]      0:1    Whitford, Matthew 1417 708  [1]  
10 Castles, Tommy              [1]      0:1    Wootten, Rory     1426 1255 [2]  
11 Liu, Jim               528  [.5]     0:1    Liu, William           257  [0]

Final cross table, in rating order, not score order

No  Name              Feder Rtg   1    2    3    4    5
1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6:W 11:W  2:D
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3:W  9:D  1:D
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2:L  8:W  4:L
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5:W  7:W  3:W
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4:L 12:W  8:L
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1:L 10:W  9:W
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14:W  4:L   : 
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15:W  3:L  5:W
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18:W  2:D  6:L
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16:W  6:L 11:D
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 13:W  1:L 10:D
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25:W  5:L 18:L
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 11:L 20:D 23:W
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7:L 18:-   : 
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8:L 23:W 22:W
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10:L 19:+ 27:W
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 22:-   :    : 
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9:L 14:+ 12:W
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D 16:- 26:W
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23:L 13:D 24:L
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24:W 22:-   : 
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 17:- 21:+ 15:L
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20:W 15:L 13:L
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21:L 27:L 20:W
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:L   :    : 
26. Trofimovs, Joel                :    :    :  28:  19:L
27. Castles, Tommy                 :    :    :  24:W 16:L
28. Strijker, Finn                 :    :    :  26:L   :

 

Purdy Cup Round 4

Well, games in round 4 went mostly according to rating, except Steven keeps doing really well, drawing against Dean! The cross table is below. Note chess will next be on 18 April. Finally, welcome to new players Joel, Finn and Tommy, great to have you guys playing.

Round 4 results

 1 Hogan, Steven     1576 1532 [3]     .5:.5   Hogg, Dean        2000 1999 [3]  
 2 Williams, Bruce   2020 2060 [3]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben      1564 1476 [2]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan   1942 1977 [2]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel    1725 1562 [2]  
 4 Salanowski, Mark  1559 1668 [2]      0:1    Davis, Tony       1873 1892 [2]  
 5 Richards, Derek   1445 1483 [2]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott  1703 1724 [2]  
 6 Enano, Ronald     1705 1741 [1.5]    1:0    McIntyre, Charlie 1404 1444 [2]  
 7 Harris, Alexander 1367 1387 [1]      -:+    Saric, Sergey     1422 875  [1.5]
 8 Edwards, Regina   1512 1363 [1]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike          271  [1]  
 9 Whitford, Matthew 1417 708  [1]      -:+    Wootten, Rory     1426 1255 [1]  
10 Bejjanki, Pranav       409  [.5]     +:-    Doust, Aidan           503  [1]  
11 Mullen, Chris     1577 1390 [.5]    .5:.5   Liu, Jim               528  [0]  
12 Liu, William           257  [0]      0:1    Castles, Tommy              [0]  
13 Strijker, Finn              [0]      0:1    Trofimovs, Joel             [0]

Current cross table

1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6:W 11:W
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3:W  9:D
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2:L  8:W
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5:W  7:W
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4:L 12:W
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1:L 10:W
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14:W  4:L
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15:W  3:L
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18:W  2:D
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16:W  6:L
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 13:W  1:L
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25:W  5:L
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 11:L 20:D
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7:L 18:-
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8:L 23:W
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10:L 19:+
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 22:-   : 
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9:L 14:+
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D 16:-
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23:L 13:D
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24:W 22:-
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 17:- 21:+
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20:W 15:L
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21:L 27:L
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:L   : 
26. Trofimovs, Joel                :    :    :  28: 
27. Castles, Tommy                 :    :    :  24:W
28. Strijker, Finn                 :    :    :  26:L

 

Purdy Cup Round 3

Well, games in round 3 went mostly according to rating. Three players are undefeated after 3 rounds.The cross table is below.

Current cross table

1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6:W
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3:W
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2:L
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5:W
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4:L
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1:L
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14:W
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15:W
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18:W
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16:W
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 13:W
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25:W
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 11:L
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7:L
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8:L
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10:L
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 22:-
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9:L
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23:L
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24:W
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 17:-
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20:W
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21:L
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:L

Purdy Cup round 2

Well, Steven Hogan had a good night out last week, beating Tony Davis. Other games went pretty much according to ratings. Seven players are undefeated after 2 rounds.The cross table is below.

Current cross table

1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6: 
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3: 
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2: 
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5: 
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4: 
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1: 
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14: 
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15: 
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18: 
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16: 
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 17: 
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25: 
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 22: 
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7: 
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8: 
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10: 
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 11: 
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9: 
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23: 
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24: 
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 13: 
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20: 
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21: 
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:

Purdy Cup Round 1

We had 25 people start in the Purdy Cup on Tuesday, named after CJS Purdy, shown here, although his son was also no slouch at chess, and also became a Family Court judge. Some CJS Purdy trivia: while in Tasmania one of his classmates was future film star Errol Flynn. And Purdy died from an aneurysm while playing chess over the board, with his final words reported by Australian grandmaster Ian Rogers were “I have to seal a move”, and that Purdy “wasn’t even winning in the final position — Cecil wouldn’t have mistaken a drawn position for a winning position.”

Results are below.

Round 1 Results

 

 1 McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [0]      0:1    Williams, Bruce  2060 [0]
 2 Hogg, Dean        1999 [0]      1:0    Mullen, Chris    1390 [0]
 3 Harris, Alexander 1387 [0]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan  1977 [0]
 4 Davis, Tony       1892 [0]      1:0    Edwards, Regina  1363 [0]
 5 Wootten, Rory     1255 [0]      0:1    Enano, Ronald    1741 [0]
 6 Humphreys, Scott  1724 [0]      1:0    Dogaris, George  1004 [0]
 7 Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark 1668 [0]
 8 Gusain, Daniel    1562 [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim         528  [0]
 9 Doust, Aidan      503  [0]      0:1    Hogan, Steven    1532 [0]
10 Thomas, Geoff          [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike    271  [0]
11 Nowak, Ruben      1476 [0]      1:0    Liu, William     257  [0]
12 Saric, Sergey     875  [0]      1:0    Richards, Derek  1483 [0]
13 Bejjanki, Pranav  409  [0]     .5:0    BYE       <\pre>