Welcome to 2017!

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Western tournaments, starting lineup

The western masters, major, minor and swiss events (4 events!) have started. The first 3 events are round robin of 6 players each, the swiss has started with 9 players. The starting lineups for the round robins are:

Masters Major Minor
Dean Hogg Daniel Gusain Phil Minichelli
Mark Salanowski Derek Richards Chris Mullen
Narelle Szuveges Charlie McIntyre Guy Russo
Tony Davis Ruben Nowak Myesha Maunders
Bruce Williams Steven Hogan Regina Edwards
Nathan Hibberd Tony Ramos Angelo Kostakakis

The swiss event round 1 results are below:

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 O'Leary, Mike     395 [0]      0:1    Dogaris, George 1033 [0]  
 2 Whitford, Matthew 775 [0]      1:0    Liu, William    311  [0]  
 3 Shelev, Petar     521 [0]      0:1    Liu, Jim        461  [0]  
 4 Doust, Aidan      451 [0]      1:0    Trofimovs, Joel      [0]  
 5 Castles, Tommy        [0]     .5:0    BYE   

Best in the West for 2017!

Back by popular demand, Hobsons Bay Chess Club and our major sponsors
Bendigo Bank and Barry Plant present: Best in the West 2017

A Category 3 Australian Chess Grand Prix Tournament

NEW VENUE (Just up the street from the old one):
Altona RSL, 31 Sargood Street, Altona, (Melways ref 54H11)

DATES: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September

5 Rounds over the 2 days. For full details, and past winners, see here.

Lightning #2 results

Congratulations to Dean for winning this fun event (well, not fun for all of us, but certainly not serious!). Placings below.

Next week is the start of the Western Masters. If you are unable to make Round 1 and would like to play, please advise Steven as the tournaments are round robins, so games can be caught up.

Also, welcome to Andrew Fletcher, a new player visiting the club.

Placings

Place Name               Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Hogg, Dean                   2038 6.5      22.5  32.0   27.0
  2   Humphreys, Scott             1771 5.5      21.5  31.0   22.0
 3-4  Williams, Bruce              2128 5        21.0  30.5   21.0
      Gusain, Daniel               1654 5        17.5  26.0   19.0
  5   Davis, Tony                  1869 4.5      19.0  28.5   19.0
 6-8  Fletcher, Andrew             1696 4        19.5  28.0   18.0
      Nowak, Ruben                 1512 4        18.5  25.5   16.0
      Mullen, Chris                1370 4        15.0  23.5   14.0
9-11  Salanowski, Mark             1663 3.5      21.5  29.5   17.0
      Richards, Derek              1446 3.5      18.5  25.5   12.0
      Jing, Lang                        3.5      14.0  18.5   10.5
12-14 Hogan, Steven                1600 3        20.0  26.5   16.0
      Edwards, Regina              1364 3        16.0  22.5   10.0
      Kostakakis, Angelo           1044 3        13.5  19.5    8.0
15-16 Whitford, Matthew            775  2.5      17.0  24.5   12.0
      Hu, Timothy                  870  2.5      14.0  19.5    6.0
17-18 Liu, Jim                     461  2        17.0  22.5   11.0
      Minichelli, Phil             1264 2        14.0  18.5    7.0
 19   Liu, William                 311  1.5      13.5  17.5    5.0
 20   Castles, Tommy                    0.5      14.0  19.5    3.0

Hobsons Bay Cup – final round and placings

Congratulations to Bruce for another event win, half a point ahead of Dean and Tony.

Coming up is a lightning night next week. Then the following Tuesday, the Western Masters. The Western Masters is a new tournament for this year, which will run over 5 weeks. The players will be split into groups of 6 based on current ACF rating, with the top 6 playing a round robin, players 7-12 playing another round robin and so on. The final group will be a swiss given it unlikely that the field will split into even groups of 6.

Round 7 (final round) results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Williams, Bruce    2051 2060 [5]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel    1743 1562 [5]  
 2 Russo, Guy         1470 1370 [4]      0:1    Hogg, Dean        2005 1999 [4.5]
 3 Davis, Tony        1833 1892 [4.5]    1:0    Humphreys, Scott  1720 1724 [4]  
 4 Hogan, Steven      1600 1532 [3.5]   .5:.5   Szuveges, Narelle 1779 1724 [3.5]
 5 Salanowski, Mark   1563 1668 [3.5]    1:0    Dogaris, George   1359 1004 [3.5]
 6 Whitford, Matthew  1367 708  [3]      -:+    Ramos, Antonio    1520 1496 [3]  
 7 Mullen, Chris      1556 1390 [3]     .5:.5   Maunders, Myiesha 1362 964  [3]  
 8 Hu, Timothy        1221 870  [2.5]    1:0    Nowak, Ruben      1572 1476 [2.5]
 9 Richards, Derek    1445 1483 [2]      +:-    Wootten, Rory     1372 1255 [2]  
10 Kostakakis, Angelo 1172 1016 [2]      1:0    Liu, Jim               528  [1.5]
11 Liu, William            257  [1]      0:1    Trofimovs, Joel             [1.5]
12 BYE                                   0:0    BYE                              
13 O'Leary, Mike           271  [.5]     0:1    Edwards, Regina   1508 1363 [1.5]

Placings

Place Name                                 Feder Rtg  Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
  1   Williams, Bruce                            2051 2060 6        21.0  28.5   26.0
 2-3  Hogg, Dean                                 2005 1999 5.5      20.5  28.5   21.5
      Davis, Tony                                1833 1892 5.5      19.5  28.5   22.5
  4   Gusain, Daniel                             1743 1562 5        23.0  33.0   22.0
  5   Salanowski, Mark                           1563 1668 4.5      18.0  26.0   17.0
6-10  Humphreys, Scott                           1720 1724 4        20.0  28.5   16.0
      Russo, Guy                                 1470 1370 4        19.5  26.0   18.0
      Szuveges, Narelle                          1779 1724 4        19.0  28.0   20.0
      Hogan, Steven                              1600 1532 4        17.0  21.5   16.0
      Ramos, Antonio                             1520 1496 4        16.5  24.0   15.0
11-14 Hu, Timothy                                1221 870  3.5      18.5  25.5   12.5
      Dogaris, George                            1359 1004 3.5      17.0  24.0   15.0
      Maunders, Myiesha                          1362 964  3.5      16.0  20.5   11.5
      Mullen, Chris                              1556 1390 3.5      13.5  18.5   11.5
15-19 Richards, Derek                            1445 1483 3        17.5  23.5   12.0
      Whitford, Matthew                          1367 708  3        16.0  22.0   10.5
      McIntyre, Charlie                          1370 1444 3        15.0  23.0    9.5
      Kostakakis, Angelo                         1172 1016 3        14.0  19.5    8.0
      Hibberd, Nathan                            1977 1977 3        10.0  19.0   10.5
20-23 Nowak, Ruben                               1572 1476 2.5      17.5  25.5   10.0
      Edwards, Regina                            1508 1363 2.5      15.0  20.5    8.0
      Trofimovs, Joel                                      2.5      14.5  19.5    6.0
      Enano, Ronald                              1677 1741 2.5       9.0  16.5    9.0
24-26 Wootten, Rory                              1372 1255 2        18.0  25.0   11.0
      Castles, Tommy                                       2        11.0  16.0    5.0
      Saric, Sergey                              1451 875  2         5.5  11.5    4.5
27-28 Liu, Jim                                        528  1.5      13.0  17.0    5.0
      Doust, Aidan                                    503  1.5      12.0  15.5    4.0
29-30 Liu, William                                    257  1        13.5  17.5    4.5
      Lubberink, Olly                                      1         2.0   2.0    1.0
31-32 O'Leary, Mike                                   271  0.5      13.0  18.0    2.5
      Bejjanki, Pranav                                409  0.5       7.5  13.0    0.5

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 6

Well, Bruce stopped himself in this round – he was sick, so Daniel won on forfeit! But, due to a quirk, within the pairing rules, Bruce and Daniel get to play in round 7! Sort of like groundhog day – even the same colours for them.

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. We understand when your non-attendance is unavoidable, but show respect for your opponent, and assist when you can.

Round 6 results

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

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 5

Well done Bruce on 5 wins in a row – can Daniel stop him, or at least slow him down ;-). 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 5 results

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

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