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Western Event terminated

Unfortunately this event series has had to stop where it got up to (2 rounds), due to the continued covid-19 lockdown affecting Melbourne. The 2 games will be sent for ACF rating.

We are hoping the club championship will be able to commence in a few weeks time. Stay safe all of us! Look out for any terminators 😉

Western Events underway

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.

Master group

1 David Beaumont 1974
2 Matthew Whitford 1550
3 Steven Hogan 1533
4 Sergey Saric 1489
5 Aaryan Galia 1450
6 Eric Maure 1450

Major group

1 Ian Kirk 1435
2 Adem Koci 1300
3 Cijo Paul 1280
4 Julian McIntyre 1247
5 Conrado Cajes 1200
6 Dejan Matijas 1153

Swiss group

 1     Annapureddy,Rheyansh Redd 1133 
 3     Cox,Tyler                  905
 4     Shelev,Petar               891
11     Pasukov,Leo                  0
 2     Condick,Peter             1021
 5     Annapureddy,Dhruthin Redd  866
 7     Davis,Sophie               824
10     Massa,Emmanuel               0
 6     Clerk,Felix                828
 8     Clerk,Max                  725
 9     Cox,Aiden                    0

Lightning Results

From our illustrious President:

Attached are the results for lightning last night. Well done to Matthew for taking out the evening with an impressive 6.5 / 7.
Next week is the start of the 5 round Western Masters. Please look to arrive before 7.30, or advise me if you’re going to be late (as a couple of people already have).

Lightning Standings

Pos   N     NAME              g | Rtg  PRtg Pts  Buc1  
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  1   2     Whitford,Matthew  m | 1550 1627 6.5  27.5 
  2   1     Beaumont,David    m | 1974 1264 6.0  26.5 
  3  13     Davis,Sophie      f |  824 1188 5.0  25.5 
  4   6     Salanowski,Mark   m | 1430 1060 4.5  27.0 
  5   4     Ilic,Milan        m | 1518 1090 4.0  28.5 
  6  16     Galia,Aaryan      f |    0 1517 4.0  27.0 
  7   9     Paul,Cijo         m | 1280 1161 4.0  23.0 
  8   7     Saric,Sergey      m | 1400  962 3.5  23.5 
  9  19     Massa,Emmanuel    m |    0 1103 3.5  23.0 
 10  11     Cox,Tyler         m |  905  612 3.5  20.5 
 11  20     Maure,Eric        m |    0  716 3.5  19.0 
 12  10     Condick,Peter     m | 1021  556 3.5  16.5 
 13   5     Kirk,Ian          m | 1435  500 3.0  23.5 
 14   3     Hogan,Steven      m | 1533 1042 3.0  23.0 
 15  12     Clerk,Felix       m |  828  621 3.0  23.0 
 16   8     Dogaris,George    m | 1288  874 3.0  22.0 
 17  14     Clerk,Max         m |  725  968 3.0  19.5 
 18  15     Cox,Aiden         m |    0  534 2.0  20.0 
 19  17     Gregorio,Jadyn    m |    0    0 1.0  20.5 
 20  18     Koci,Adem         f |    0  256 0.0  16.5 

Hobsons Bay Cup – final standings

The round 7 results are below, with the final standings as well. Congrats to Dean winning this event, with a final round draw against Cijo.

From our illustrious President: Next week will be a lightning event, following by the commencement of the Western Masters the following week. For players new to the club this year, the Western Masters is a unique event in our calendar. Running over 5 weeks, players will be split into groups of 6 based on rating, and will play each other players in their group in separate tournaments. This provides each and every competitor with a strong chance of winning a rated event, and provides 5 games against opponents of a similar rating.

Round 7 results

  1 = Paul,Cijo        (5.0)-Hogg,Dean          (5.5)=15- 1= ½ - ½
  2 = Salanowski,Mark  (4.0)-Enano,Ronald       (4.0)= 7- 3= 0 - 1
  3 = Humphreys,Scott  (2.5)-Condick,Peter      (3.5)= 4-22= 1 - 0
  4 = Galia,Aaryan     (4.0)-Hogan,Steven       (4.0)=25- 5= 1 - 0
  5 = Whitford,Matthew (3.0)-Davis,Sophie       (3.0)= 8-27= 1 - 0
  6 = Matijas,Dejan    (3.0)-Kirk,Ian           (3.0)=16-10= 1 - 0
  7 = Saric,Sergey     (2.5)-Ilic,Milan         (2.5)=14- 6= 0 - 1
  8 = Maure,Eric       (2.5)-Clerk,Felix        (2.5)=26-17= ½ - ½
  9 = Clerk,Max        (2.0)-Kurian,Maksym      (2.0)=19-18= 1F-0F
 10 = Cox,Tyler        (1.5)-Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(1.0)=24-20= 0F-0F
 11 = Cox,Aiden        (1.0)-Watson,Nicolas     (0.0)=23-21= 1F-0F

Final Standings

Pos  N    NAME                    | Rtg  PRtg | Pts Buc1  
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  1  1    Hogg,Dean               | 1974 1407 | 6.0 24.5 
  2 15    Paul,Cijo               | 1295 1794 | 5.5 26.5 
  3  3    Enano,Ronald            | 1602 1149 | 5.0 26.5 
  4 25    Galia,Aaryan            |    0 1590 | 5.0 22.5 
  5  5    Hogan,Steven            | 1518 1183 | 4.0 27.5 
  6  7    Salanowski,Mark         | 1466 1026 | 4.0 25.0 
  7  8    Whitford,Matthew        | 1446 1150 | 4.0 23.5 
  8 16    Matijas,Dejan           | 1011 1052 | 4.0 20.5 
  9  2 CM Davis,Tony J        (W) | 1797 2221 | 3.5 27.0 
 10  4    Humphreys,Scott         | 1584  978 | 3.5 23.5 
 11 12    McIntyre,Julian     (W) | 1384  943 | 3.5 23.0 
 12 22    Condick,Peter           |    0 1345 | 3.5 22.0 
 13  6    Ilic,Milan              | 1518  536 | 3.5 19.5 
 14 10    Kirk,Ian                | 1410  646 | 3.0 20.5 
 15 26    Maure,Eric              |    0 1056 | 3.0 20.5 
 16 17    Clerk,Felix             |  853  789 | 3.0 19.5 
 17 27    Davis,Sophie            | 1147  614 | 3.0 19.0 
 18 19    Clerk,Max               |  695  738 | 3.0 18.5 
 19 13    Mullen,Chris        (W) | 1359  536 | 2.5 25.0 
 20 11    Nowak,Ruben         (W) | 1408 1165 | 2.5 24.0 
 21 14    Saric,Sergey            | 1355  770 | 2.5 21.0 
 22 18    Kurian,Maksym           |  792 1431 | 2.0 24.5 
 23 23    Cox,Aiden               |    0  292 | 2.0 18.5 
 24 24    Cox,Tyler               |    0 1171 | 1.5 23.0 
 25  9    Richards,Derek      (W) | 1443  548 | 1.5 19.5 
 26 20    Bejjanki,Pranav Sai     |  533  563 | 1.0 18.5 
 27 21    Watson,Nicolas          |  222  365 | 0.0 16.0 

Chess Book Borrowing Library

We now have a small collection of chess books, available to borrow for free. The aim is to read it, then return it (no hoarding please!). Books will be kept with the equipment. Feel free to add to the collection – come on, you must have some books you no longer need/read?

Hobsons Bay Cup – rounds 4&5

The round 4 and 5 results are below, with the Round 6 draw.

Round 4 results

  1 = Hogan,Steven       (3.0)-Davis,Tony J     (3.0)= 5- 2=1F-0F
  2 = Hogg,Dean          (2.5)-Mullen,Chris     (2.0)= 1-13=1F-0F
  3 = Enano,Ronald       (2.0)-Condick,Peter    (2.0)= 3-22=1-0
  4 = Salanowski,Mark    (2.0)-Paul,Cijo        (2.0)= 7-15=0-1
  5 = McIntyre,Julian    (2.0)-Galia,Aaryan     (2.0)=12-25=0-1
  6 = Clerk,Felix        (1.5)-Humphreys,Scott  (1.5)=17- 4=0-1
  7 = Davis,Sophie       (0.0)-( bye )          (0.0)=27- 0=1    
  8 = Clerk,Max          (1.0)-Cox,Tyler        (1.5)=19-24=1-0
  9 = Ilic,Milan         (1.0)-Maure,Eric       (1.0)= 6-26=1-0
 10 = Matijas,Dejan      (1.0)-Whitford,Matthew (1.0)=16- 8=0-1
 11 = Kirk,Ian           (1.0)-Kurian,Maksym    (1.0)=10-18=0-1
 12 = Cox,Aiden          (1.0)-Saric,Sergey     (1.0)=23-14=0-1
 13 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(0.0)-Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)=20-21=1-0
 14 = Richards,Derek     (1.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 9- 0=0    
 15 = Nowak,Ruben        (2.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)=11- 0=0    

Round 5 results

  1 = Hogg,Dean        (3.5)-Hogan,Steven       (4.0)= 1- 5=1-0
  2 = Galia,Aaryan     (3.0)-Enano,Ronald       (3.0)=25- 3=0-1
  3 = Paul,Cijo        (3.0)-Humphreys,Scott    (2.5)=15- 4=1-0
  4 = McIntyre,Julian  (2.0)-Ilic,Milan         (2.0)=12- 6=½-½
  5 = Whitford,Matthew (2.0)-Clerk,Max          (2.0)= 8-19=1-0
  6 = Condick,Peter    (2.0)-Mullen,Chris       (2.0)=22-13=½-½
  7 = Cox,Tyler        (1.5)-Salanowski,Mark    (2.0)=24- 7=0-1
  8 = Kirk,Ian         (1.0)-Clerk,Felix        (1.5)=10-17=1-0
  9 = Cox,Aiden        (1.0)-Davis,Sophie       (1.0)=23-27=0-1
 10 = Maure,Eric       (1.0)-Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(1.0)=26-20=1-0
 11 = Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)-Matijas,Dejan      (1.0)=21-16=0F-1F
 12 = Davis,Tony J     (3.0)-( half point bye ) (0.0)= 2- 0=½    
 13 = Richards,Derek   (1.0)-( half point bye ) (0.0)= 9- 0=½    
 14 = Nowak,Ruben      (2.0)-( half point bye ) (0.0)=11- 0=½    
 15 = Saric,Sergey     (2.0)-( not paired )     (0.0)=14- 0=0    
 16 = Kurian,Maksym    (2.0)-( not paired )     (0.0)=18- 0=0    

Chess paused…

Just a quick note to say that we are paused from chess for 2 weeks, at this stage. So no chess on the 1st and 8th June.

From our President:

The current tournament will continue to remain 7 rounds. Myself and the committee will work through adjusting the calendar to accommodate the number of weeks we lose.
In addition to staying physically safe, myself and the committee also hope you each are doing well mentally during lockdown. Hoping we will be able to re-commence soon.

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 3

The round 3 results are below, with the Round 4 draw.

Round 3 results

  1 = Davis,Tony J     (2.0)- Salanowski,Mark    (2.0)= 2- 7=1-0
  2 = Hogan,Steven     (2.0)- Nowak,Ruben        (2.0)= 5-11=1-0
  3 = Cox,Tyler        (1.5)- Hogg,Dean          (1.5)=24- 1=0-1
  4 = Humphreys,Scott  (1.0)- McIntyre,Julian    (1.5)= 4-12=½-½
  5 = Kurian,Maksym    (1.0)- Enano,Ronald       (1.0)=18- 3=0-1
  6 = Whitford,Matthew (1.0)- Paul,Cijo          (1.0)= 8-15=0-1
  7 = Condick,Peter    (1.0)- Richards,Derek     (1.0)=22- 9=1-0
  8 = Galia,Aaryan     (1.0)- Kirk,Ian           (1.0)=25-10=1-0
  9 = Mullen,Chris     (1.0)- Maure,Eric         (1.0)=13-26=1-0
 10 = Clerk,Felix      (0.5)- Clerk,Max          (1.0)=17-19=1-0
 11 = Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)- Ilic,Milan         (0.0)=21- 6=0-1
 12 = Saric,Sergey     (0.0)- Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(0.0)=14-20=1-0
 13 = Davis,Sophie     (0.0)- Matijas,Dejan      (0.0)=27-16=0-1
 14 = Cox,Aiden        (0.0)- ( bye )            (0.0)=23- 0=1