With 4 of the 5 rounds of the all rounder championship completed, Rheyansh has emerged as the strong tournament favourite after winning all 5 games in the Allegro round. Rheyansh has a 3 point lead over Julian, the fight for the overall win appears to be between these talented juniors. Nine points are on offer for the final Blitz (9 game) round.
The medium and the first of the long games has completed, with Rheyansh holding onto his tournament lead. An exciting leaderboard with 10 players in striking distance, each able to make a strong case for taking out the event.
See you next week for week 3. It will run as the same format as this week, two long games at the 30 + 15 sec time control.
Round 1 2
Length Medium Long
Player Rating Max 12 Max 8 Total
Rheyansh Annapureddy 1157 10.5 6 16.5
Julian McIntyre 1292 7.5 8 15.5
Sergey Saric 1376 9 6 15
Ruben Nowak 1411 9 4 13
Matthew Whitford 1567 4.5 8 12.5
Steve Hogan 1536 6 6 12
Scott Humphreys 1538 7.5 4 11.5
Dejan Matijas 1228 7.5 4 11.5
Mark Salanowski 1442 6 4 10
Ian Kirk 1241 6 4 10
Adem Koci Unr 4.5 4 8.5
Conrado Cajes Unr 0 8 8
Max Clerk 737 6 2 8
Cijo Paul 1528 7.5 0 7.5
Eric Maure 1255 6 0 6
Peter Condick 1191 6 0 6
Tyler Cox 954 6 0 6
Aiden Cox Unr 0 4 4
Emmanual Massa Unr 0 4 4
Felix Clerk 848 3 0 3
The event will run over 5 weeks, with a variety of game lengths. Players will accumulate points from each game, with the winner being the player gaining the highest number of points. The lengths of the games, and number of points attached is each is as follows:
Blitz – 9 rounds – 1 evening – 5 + 3 secs delay – 1 point per game
Short length – 5 rounds – 1 evening – 10 mins + 5 secs delay 2 points per game
Medium length – 4 rounds – 1 evening – 20 mins + 10 secs delay 3 points per game
Long – 4 round – 2 evenings – 30 mins + 15 secs delay 4 points per game
The dates of the games will be as follows:
9 Nov – Medium length games
16 Nov – Long games (night 1)
23 Nov – Long games (night 2)
30 Nov – Short Length Games
7 Dec – Blitz
The Medium Length and Long games will be paired as one single event for the purpose of determining the pairings. Therefore, players will play different opponents across the 3 initial evenings. The Short length and blitz rounds will be paired as separate tournaments. Players may take 1 of the first 3 rounds as byes, and will receive half the points available for the evening they are away.
As the event is unrated, it is free for members of the club. Normal tournament fees will apply otherwise.
Please note the winner(s) will receive a medal at presentation night for the event, however the decision was taken not to rate the event in acknowledgement of the time since we’ve been able to play in a competitive manner. Also, the event won’t decide a club champion for the year. Unfortunately the club championship and Peter Caissa Cup can’t be awarded this year.
Just wishing to build some momentum, as we look very likely to be able to have face-to-face chess resuming at Altona on 9th November! As mentioned in the previous post, this will be 5 rounds of medium, long, long, short and blitz time frame games, over 5 weeks.
Games would nominally start at 7.30pm, but please arrive by 7:15pm at the latest so we can organise the entries, pairings.
Sorry, chess engines will NOT be allowed, just what sits between your ears.
If and when we can resume chess, we have drastically thought about how we can run a few fun weeks of chess before the Christmas break. The plan is to have some un-rated events, of varying time controls, so we can get an ‘all rounder’ experience.
The schedule will be as follows (draft, assuming we can get 5 weeks of chess in):
Round 1 – Medium length games
Round 2 – Long games (evening 1)
Round 3 – Long games (evening 2)
Round 4 – Short length games
Round 5 – Blitz games
With the unrated status, the event will be FREE to financial members. Non-members will be charged the $15 tournament fee.
More details once we are closer to realising some face to face chess!
Due to the recent covid lockdown, chess has been paused for a few weeks, but is now scheduled to resume for Round 2 of the Western series of events from next Tuesday (3 Aug). The event calendar has been updated to reflect a revised schedule, to the end of the year.
The Western series of events (Master, Major, Swiss) started last Tuesday. These are 5 round events (round robin for the Masters and Major) over 5 weeks, pitting players with similar ratings against each other. The groupings are below. Only one round has been completed, so I will report once we have 3 rounds done, to see if there is some trend happening.
1 David Beaumont 1974 2 Matthew Whitford 1550 3 Steven Hogan 1533 4 Sergey Saric 1489 5 Aaryan Galia 1450 6 Eric Maure 1450