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Hobsons Bay Cup – round 4

Please see round 4 results below. Still 3 rounds remain.

Round 4 results

 1= Davis,Tony J         (3.0)-Beaumont,David       (3.0)= 4- 3=1 - 0
 2= Paul,Nikash          (2.5)-Hogg,Dean            (2.5)= 8- 2=0 - 1
 3= Hibberd,Nathan       (2.0)-McIntyre,Julian      (2.5)= 1-16=1 - 0
 4= Saric,Sergey         (2.0)-Cajes,Conrado        (2.0)=15- 9=0F-1F
 5= Hogan,Steven         (2.0)-Matijas,Dejan        (2.0)=10-17=1 - 0
 6= Hari,Dhruv           (2.0)-Krishnan,Anirudh     (1.5)=33-14=0F-0F
 7= Enano,Ronald         (1.5)-Wilkinson,Greg       (1.5)= 6-30=1 - 0
 8= Annapureddy,Rheyansh (1.5)-Whitford,Matthew     (1.0)=11- 7=1 - 0
 9= Davis,Sophie         (1.0)-Richards,Derek       (1.0)=22-13=½ - ½
10= Clerk,Max            (1.0)-Galia,Aaryan         (1.0)=26-18=1 - 0
11= Maure,Eric           (1.0)-Hibberd,Aaron        (1.0)=19-24=1F-0F
12= Kostakakis,Angelo    (1.0)-Condick,Peter        (1.0)=25-21=0 - 1
13= De Rooy,Jack         (0.5)-Kirk,Ian             (1.0)=31-20=1 - 0
14= De Rooy,Samuel       (0.5)-Waadhwa,Ehsaas       (0.5)=32-23=½ - ½
15= Herlihy,Brian        (0.0)-Pramod,Rishaan       (0.0)=36-35=1 - 0
16= Chettri,Vedish       (0.0)-Mogullupalli,Advaith (0.0)=37-38=1 - 0
17= Szuveges,Narelle S   (2.0)-( half point bye )   (0.0)= 5- 0=½
18= Salanowski,Mark      (1.5)-( half point bye )   (0.0)=12- 0=½
19= Liu,Tina             (0.0)-( half point bye )   (0.0)=34- 0=½
20= Christian,Gavin      (1.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=27- 0=0
21= Mahajan,Laksh        (0.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=28- 0=0
22= Santoso,Crystin      (1.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=29- 0=0

Hobsons Bay cup – round 3

Please see attached the results for l10th May and pairings for next week.

A word from our President Steve Hogan:

As advertised, juniors will start back from next week. There is therefore some additional set up time required each evening. I’ll be at the hall from around 5.30 on Tuesdays, if some people are around to assist myself and Casey with set up that will be terrific.

Round 3 results

 1=Beaumont,David     (2.0)-Saric,Sergey         (2.0)= 3-15 = 1-0
 2=Cajes,Conrado      (2.0)-Davis,Tony J         (2.0)= 9- 4 = 0-1
 3=Hogg,Dean          (1.5)-Annapureddy,Rheyansh (1.5)= 2-11 = 1-0
 4=McIntyre,Julian    (1.5)-Enano,Ronald         (1.5)=16- 6 = 1-0
 5=Wilkinson,Greg     (1.5)-Paul,Nikash          (1.5)=30- 8 = 0-1
 6=Kirk,Ian           (1.0)-Hibberd,Nathan       (1.0)=20- 1 = 0-1
 7=Szuveges,Narelle S (1.0)-Maure,Eric           (1.0)= 5-19 = 1-0
 8=Galia,Aaryan       (1.0)-Hogan,Steven         (1.0)=18-10 = 0-1
 9=Richards,Derek     (1.0)-Hari,Dhruv           (1.0)=13-33 = 0-1
10=Davis,Sophie       (1.0)-Matijas,Dejan        (1.0)=22-17 = 0F-1F
11=Salanowski,Mark    (0.5)-Condick,Peter        (1.0)=12-21 = 1F-0F
12=Krishnan,Anirudh   (0.5)-De Rooy,Samuel       (0.5)=14-32 = 1-0
13=Hibberd,Aaron      (0.5)-Kostakakis,Angelo    (0.5)=24-25 = ½-½
14=Waadhwa,Ehsaas     (0.0)-De Rooy,Jack         (0.0)=23-31 = ½-½
15=Mahajan,Laksh      (0.0)-Clerk,Max            (0.0)=28-26 = 0-1
16=Liu,Tina           (0.0)-Christian,Gavin      (0.0)=34-27 = 0-1
17=Santoso,Crystin    (0.0)-( bye )              (0.0)=29- 0 = 1
18=Whitford,Matthew   (1.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)= 7- 0 = 0

Round 4 (provisional) pairings

 1=Davis,Tony J         (3.0) - Beaumont,David     (3.0)= 4- 3
 2=Paul,Nikash          (2.5) - Hogg,Dean          (2.5)= 8- 2
 3=Hibberd,Nathan       (2.0) - McIntyre,Julian    (2.5)= 1-16
 4=Hari,Dhruv           (2.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S (2.0)=33- 5
 5=Saric,Sergey         (2.0) - Cajes,Conrado      (2.0)=15- 9
 6=Hogan,Steven         (2.0) - Matijas,Dejan      (2.0)=10-17
 7=Enano,Ronald         (1.5) - Krishnan,Anirudh   (1.5)= 6-14
 8=Annapureddy,Rheyansh (1.5) - Wilkinson,Greg     (1.5)=11-30
 9=Davis,Sophie         (1.0) - Richards,Derek     (1.0)=22-13
10=Clerk,Max            (1.0) - Galia,Aaryan       (1.0)=26-18
11=Maure,Eric           (1.0) - Condick,Peter      (1.0)=19-21
12=Kostakakis,Angelo    (1.0) - Kirk,Ian           (1.0)=25-20
13=De Rooy,Jack         (0.5) - Hibberd,Aaron      (1.0)=31-24
14=De Rooy,Samuel       (0.5) - Waadhwa,Ehsaas     (0.5)=32-23
15=Pramod,Rishaan       (0.0) - Mahajan,Laksh      (0.0)=35-28
16=Liu,Tina             (0.0) - ( bye )            (0.0)=34- 0
17=Salanowski,Mark      (1.5) - ( half point bye ) (0.0)=12- 0
18=Whitford,Matthew     (1.0) - ( not paired )     (0.0)= 7- 0
19=Christian,Gavin      (1.0) - ( not paired )     (0.0)=27- 0
20=Santoso,Crystin      (1.0) - ( not paired )     (0.0)=29- 0

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 2

Please see attached the results for 3 May and pairings for 10 May.

Round 2 results

 1=Hibberd,Nathan       (1.0)-Cajes,Conrado      (1.0)= 1- 9=0-1
 2=Hogan,Steven         (1.0)-Beaumont,David     (1.0)=10- 3=0-1
 3=Davis,Tony J         (1.0)-Richards,Derek     (1.0)= 4-13=1-0
 4=Saric,Sergey         (1.0)-Szuveges,Narelle S (1.0)=15- 5=1-0
 5=Paul,Nikash          (1.0)-McIntyre,Julian    (1.0)= 8-16=½-½
 6=Matijas,Dejan        (1.0)-Hogg,Dean          (0.5)=17- 2=0-1
 7=Enano,Ronald         (0.5)-Salanowski,Mark    (0.5)= 6-12=1-0
 8=Annapureddy,Rheyansh (0.5)-Krishnan,Anirudh   (0.5)=11-14=1-0
 9=Kostakakis,Angelo    (0.5)-Galia,Aaryan       (0.0)=25-18=0-1
10=Maure,Eric           (0.0)-Christian,Gavin    (0.0)=19-27=1-0
11=Clerk,Max            (0.0)-Kirk,Ian           (0.0)=26-20=0-1
12=Condick,Peter        (0.0)-Santoso,Crystin    (0.0)=21-29=1-0
13=De Rooy,Samuel       (0.0)-Hibberd,Aaron      (0.0)=32-24=½-½
14=De Rooy,Jack         (0.0)-Davis,Sophie       (0.0)=31-22=0-1
15=Hari,Dhruv           (0.0)-Liu,Tina           (0.0)=33-34=1-0
16=Whitford,Matthew     (0.5)-( half point bye ) (0.0)= 7- 0=½
17=Wilkinson,Greg       (1.0)-( half point bye ) (0.0)=30- 0=½
18=Waadhwa,Ehsaas       (0.0)-( not paired )     (0.0)=23- 0=0
19=Mahajan,Laksh        (0.0)-( not paired )     (0.0)=28- 0=0  

Junior chess to return to Hobsons Bay Chess

We are excited and pleased to announce that we will be running junior chess at our venue on Tuesday nights, starting on the 17 May from 630pm (finishing by 830pm). These events will be vital to cultivate long-term chess interest through the club, and to fill a need for the local junior chess players. Many thanks to Casey Goh for running with this idea and making it a reality!

Full details are still being worked through, but there will be a junior membership fee (proposed to be $50) per annum, as well as a $10 tournament fee (for each tournament entered). This is to cover costs, prizes, etc. These junior events will also be ACF rated.

There is a participation form to be completed by a guardian/parent, that will appear on the web site soon, but it is also attached to this post. Please print it and sign before we start.

Hobsons Bay Cup kicks off!

Yes, it’s underway, with 30 players, but if you missed round 1, then you can join next week! Results and round 2 (provisional pairings) are attached.

Round 1 results

 1=Galia,Aaryan          (0.0)-Hibberd,Nathan   (0.0)=18- 1 = 0-1
  2=Beaumont,David       (0.0)-Maure,Eric       (0.0)= 3-19 = 1-0
  3=Kirk,Ian             (0.0)-Davis,Tony J     (0.0)=20- 4 = 0-1
  4=Szuveges,Narelle S   (0.0)-Condick,Peter    (0.0)= 5-21 = 1-0
  5=Davis,Sophie         (0.0)-Paul,Nikash      (0.0)=22- 8 = 0-1
  6=Cajes,Conrado        (0.0)-Waadhwa,Ehsaas   (0.0)= 9-23 = 1-0
  7=Hibberd,Aaron        (0.0)-Hogan,Steven     (0.0)=24-10 = 0-1
  8=Richards,Derek       (0.0)-Clerk,Max        (0.0)=13-26 = 1-0
  9=Christian,Gavin      (0.0)-Saric,Sergey     (0.0)=27-15 = 0-1
 10=McIntyre,Julian      (0.0)-Mahajan,Laksh    (0.0)=16-28 = 1-0
 11=Santoso,Crystin      (0.0)-Matijas,Dejan    (0.0)=29-17 = 0-1
 12=Wilkinson,Greg       (0.0)-(bye)            (0.0)=30- 0 = 1
 13=Hogg,Dean            (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)= 2- 0 = ½
 14=Enano,Ronald         (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)= 6- 0 = ½
 15=Whitford,Matthew     (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)= 7- 0 = ½
 16=Annapureddy,Rheyansh (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)=11- 0 = ½
 17=Salanowski,Mark      (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)=12- 0 = ½
 18=Krishnan,Anirudh     (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)=14- 0 = ½
 19=Kostakakis,Angelo    (0.0)-(half point bye) (0.0)=25- 0 = ½

COVID rules relaxed for next week

As from midnight this Friday 22nd April, the rules around COVID are being relaxed. Vaccination status will no longer need to be shown to enter indoor venues, like our chess club.

Therefore, showing evidence of vaccine status will no longer be a requirement for entering the club from this coming Tuesday (26th April). The club will be open to all, regardless of vaccination status, just in time for the start of the Hobsons Bay Cup (7 rounds, 7 weeks).

Lightning Results

Attached are the results for Lightning on tuesday, well done to Matt for taking out the evening.

The next FIDE rated event will start on the 26 April, our 7 round Hobsons Bay Cup.

Lightning standings

Pos   N  NAME                  Pts    Buc1    BucT  
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  1   5  Whitford,Matthew      6.0    27.5 
  2   4  Enano,Ronald          5.5    28.0 
  3  14  Cajes,Conrado         5.0    28.0 
  4   1  Jothibabu,Anandaram   5.0    26.0 
  5  15  Goh,Casey             5.0    25.5 
  6   3  Paul,Cijo             4.5    18.5 
  7   8  Saric,Sergey          4.0    25.5 
  8  11  Thandhi,Mohan         4.0    23.5 
  9  19  Mahajan,Laksh         4.0    19.0 
 10  17  Krishnan,Anirudh      3.5    22.0 
 11   6  Hogan,Steven          3.5    21.5 
 12   2  Davenport,John        3.0    25.0 
 13   7  Ilic,Milan            3.0    24.5 
 14   9  Galia,Aaryan          3.0    23.5    26.0 
 15  13  De Rooy,Samuel        3.0    23.5    25.5 
 16  10  Kirk,Ian              3.0    21.0 
 17  12  De Rooy,Jack          3.0    19.0    21.0 
 18  20  Paul,Nikash           3.0    19.0    21.0 
 19  21  Santoso,Crystin       2.5    19.0 
 20  16  Goh,Nicholas          2.5    18.0 
 21  18  Kukdesa,Aarav         1.0    19.5 

No chess for Tuesday 19th

Steven got covid, and Casey is a close COVID contact and therefore also cannot attend the club this week. Therefore, the match with Invercargill will take place with HBCC players playing from home. Casey has emailed the players at our end to advice this.
There will be no chess this tuesday at the hall, as neither myself, Casey nor Mark are able to attend. We will definitely be back on 26 April for start of the Hobsons Bay Cup.
Thanks to the players who sent me well wishes. I am feeling completely over the symptoms, and looking forward to the start of the Hobsons Bay Cup.
We will advise the results of the match vs Invercargill later in the week.
Regards Steve

Purdy Cup round 4

Results for last night and next round pairings are attached for final round.

Cijo and Julian have both reached 4/4 and will fight it out for tournament victory.

Round 4 results

 1 = Paul,Cijo         (3.0)-Hogg,Dean            (3.0)= 4- 1=1-0
 2 = McIntyre,Julian   (3.0)-Annapureddy,Rheyansh (2.5)=11- 8=1-0
 3 = Matijas,Dejan     (2.0)-Whitford,Matthew     (2.0)=12- 6=0-1
 4 = De Rooy,Samuel    (2.0)-Hogan,Steven         (2.0)=21- 7=0-1
 5 = Nowak,Ruben       (2.0)-Paul,Nikash          (2.0)= 9-30=0-1
 6 = Krishnan,Anirudh  (2.0)-Saric,Sergey         (2.0)=27-10=0-1
 7 = Condick,Peter     (1.5)-De Rooy,Jack         (2.0)=15-20=0-1
 8 = Szuveges,Narelle S(1.5)-Enano,Ronald         (1.5)= 3- 5=½-½
 9 = Galia,Aaryan      (1.0)-Davenport,John       (1.0)=13-34=1-0
10 = Mahajan,Laksh     (1.0)-Kostakakis,Angelo    (1.0)=29-18=0F-1F
11 = Wilkinson,Greg    (1.0)-Katyal,Rohit         (1.0)=33-26=0-1
12 = Santoso,Crystin   (0.5)-Kirk,Ian             (1.0)=31-35=0-1
13 = Koci,Adem         (0.0)-Goh,Nicholas         (0.5)=16-24=1-0
14 = Katyal,Krishiv    (0.0)-Liu,Tina             (0.0)=25-28=1-0
15 = Cajes,Conrado     (2.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=22- 0
16 = Maure,Eric        (1.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=14- 0
17 = Clerk,Max         (1.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=19- 0
18 = Davis,Tony J      (0.5)-( not paired )       (0.0)= 2- 0
19 = Clerk,Felix       (0.5)-( not paired )       (0.0)=17- 0
20 = Cox,Aiden         (0.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=23- 0
21 = Singh,Chanpreet   (0.0)-( not paired )       (0.0)=32- 0

Round 5 (provisional pairings)

 1 = McIntyre,Julian      (4.0)-Paul,Cijo         (4.0)=11- 4
 2 = Hogg,Dean            (3.0)-Saric,Sergey      (3.0)= 1-10
 3 = Whitford,Matthew     (3.0)-De Rooy,Jack      (3.0)= 6-20
 4 = Hogan,Steven         (3.0)-Paul,Nikash       (3.0)= 7-30
 5 = Annapureddy,Rheyansh (2.5)-Nowak,Ruben       (2.0)= 8- 9
 6 = Cajes,Conrado        (2.0)-Szuveges,Narelle S(2.0)=22- 3
 7 = Enano,Ronald         (2.0)-De Rooy,Samuel    (2.0)= 5-21
 8 = Matijas,Dejan        (2.0)-Kirk,Ian          (2.0)=12-35
 9 = Krishnan,Anirudh     (2.0)-Galia,Aaryan      (2.0)=27-13
10 = Katyal,Rohit         (2.0)-Kostakakis,Angelo (2.0)=26-18
11 = Katyal,Krishiv       (1.0)-Maure,Eric        (1.0)=25-14
12 = Koci,Adem            (1.0)-Wilkinson,Greg    (1.0)=16-33
13 = Davenport,John       (1.0)-Clerk,Max         (1.0)=34-19
14 = Goh,Nicholas         (0.5)-Santoso,Crystin   (0.5)=24-31
15 = Liu,Tina             (0.0)-( bye )           (0.0)=28- 0
16 = Condick,Peter        (1.5)-( not paired )    (0.0)=15- 0
17 = Mahajan,Laksh        (1.0)-( not paired )    (0.0)=29- 0
18 = Davis,Tony J         (0.5)-( not paired )    (0.0)= 2- 0
19 = Clerk,Felix          (0.5)-( not paired )    (0.0)=17- 0
20 = Cox,Aiden            (0.0)-( not paired )    (0.0)=23- 0
21 = Singh,Chanpreet      (0.0)-( not paired )    (0.0)=32- 0