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Championship and Reserves finalised (adults and juniors)

Congratulations to the adult winners: Rheyansh Annapureddy (Championship), Anirudh Krishnan (Reserves), and to the junior winners: Anjana Reddy Arumalla (Championship), Sumay Kothari (Reserves).

The full junior standings can be found here.

The 2022 AGM will be held next Tuesday 6th Dec at 7pm (party and prize giving, and resolutions), with the club re-opening on the 17th January.

Adult Championship cross table

NAME                 Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 
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Paul,Cijo            4.0  |  *   0   1   0   1   1   0   1  
Annapureddy,Rheyansh 6.5  |  1   *   1   ½   1   +   1   1  
McIntyre,Julian      1.5  |  0   0   *   0   ½   0   1   0  
Hogan,Steven         4.5  |  1   ½   1   *   1   ½   0   ½  
Matijas,Dejan        0.5  |  0   0   ½   0   *   0   0   0  
Saric,Sergey         2.5  |  0   -   1   ½   1   *   -   0  
Davis,Tony J         5.0  |  1   0   0   1   1   +   *   1  
Whitford,Matthew     3.5  |  0   0   1   ½   1   1   0   *  

Adult Reserves standings

Pos Name Score TB1 TB2

1 Krishnan,Anirudh 7.0 26.5
2 Lacson,Joemar 6.0 29.0
3 Paul,Nikash 5.0 26.5
4 Davis,Sophie 5.0 25.5
5 Ilic,Milan 4.5 23.5
6 Kirk,Ian 4.0 20.0
7 De Rooy,Samuel 4.0 19.5
8 Palyam,Pranshiv 4.0 16.0
9 Pramod,Rishaan 3.5 28.0
10 Lingineni,Khushal 3.5 27.0
11 Richards,Derek 3.5 26.5
12 Nowak,Ruben 3.5 24.5
13 Picone,James 3.5 24.0 27.0
14 Hari,Dhruv 3.5 24.0 25.0
15 De Rooy,Jack 3.5 22.0
16 Condick,Peter 3.5 18.0
17 Wilkinson,Greg 3.0 23.0 26.0
18 Kostakakis,Angelo 3.0 23.0 24.0
19 Kothari,Sumay 3.0 21.0
20 Clerk,Max 2.0 23.5
21 Majety,Rohan 2.0 22.0
22 Sharma,Annika 2.0 18.0
23 Moreta,Simon 2.0 16.0
24 Liu,Tina 1.0 21.0
25 Gopalan,Pradyun 1.0 20.5 22.0
26 Nadella,Hitansh 1.0 20.5 20.5

Penultimate Club Championship and Reserves

With only 1 round to go, the leaders are becoming clearer in both of these events. Reyansh is half a point ahead of Tony and Cijo, while Anirudh is a full point ahead of Joemar. Please see attached the pairings for the final round of both tournaments.

Please note that the final round will be played on Tuesday 29 November (in a fortnight). Next week there is NO CHESS apart from the following catch up games in the club championship.

  • Cijo vs Rheyansh
  • Sergey vs Steve.

Championship round 7 pairing

1 = Hogan,Steven   (3.5) - Whitford,Matthew     (3.0)=4-8
2 = Matijas,Dejan  (0.0) - McIntyre,Julian      (1.0)=5-3
3 = Saric,Sergey   (2.0) - Annapureddy,Rheyansh (4.5)=6-2
4 = Davis,Tony J   (4.0) - Paul,Cijo            (4.0)=7-1

Reserves round 7 pairings

 1 = Krishnan,Anirudh (6.0) - De Rooy,Jack      (3.5)= 5-24
 2 = Davis,Sophie     (4.0) - Lacson,Joemar     (5.0)=23- 1
 3 = Nowak,Ruben      (3.5) - Paul,Nikash       (4.0)= 3- 4
 4 = Richards,Derek   (3.5) - Ilic,Milan        (3.5)= 7- 2
 5 = Lingineni,Khushal(3.5) - Kirk,Ian          (3.0)=16- 6
 6 = Picone,James     (3.0) - Hari,Dhruv        (3.0)=13- 8
 7 = De Rooy,Samuel   (3.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo (3.0)=25-12
 8 = Palyam,Pranshiv  (3.0) - Wilkinson,Greg    (3.0)=20-22
 9 = Condick,Peter    (2.5) - Sharma,Annika     (2.0)= 9-21
10 = Kothari,Sumay    (2.0) - Clerk,Max         (2.0)=15-11
11 = Gopalan,Pradyun  (1.0) - Moreta,Simon      (1.0)=14-26
12 = Nadella,Hitansh  (0.0) - ( bye )           (0.0)=19- 0
13 = Pramod,Rishaan   (3.5) - ( not paired )
14 = Majety,Rohan     (2.0) - ( not paired )
15 = Liu,Tina         (1.0) - ( not paired )

Club C’ship and Reserves update

Now we are 4 rounds into the 7 round events, it’s time for an update!

Club championship

Six of the eight players are on a score of 2 after 4 rounds. So it is still too early to see any front runners. Round 4 results are below.

1 = Whitford,Matthew     (1.0)-Saric,Sergey    (2.0)= 8- 6 = 1-0
2 = Davis,Tony J         (1.0)-Matijas,Dejan   (0.0)= 7- 5 = 1-0
3 = Paul,Cijo            (2.0)-Hogan,Steven    (1.0)= 1- 4 = 0-1
4 = Annapureddy,Rheyansh (1.0)-McIntyre,Julian (1.0)= 2- 3 = 1-0

Club reserves

Anirudh is a point ahead of his nearest rival, but still 3 rounds to go. Round 4 results:

 1= Krishnan,Anirudh  (3.0)-Lacson,Joemar  (3.0)= 5- 1=1-0
 2= Ilic,Milan        (2.0)-Pramod,Rishaan (2.0)= 2-10=½-½
 3= Wilkinson,Greg    (2.0)-Nowak,Ruben    (2.0)=22- 3=0-1
 4= Paul,Nikash       (2.0)-Picone,James   (2.0)= 4-13=1-0
 5= Hari,Dhruv        (2.0)-Davis,Sophie   (2.0)= 8-23=0-1
 6= De Rooy,Jack      (2.0)-Richards,Derek (1.5)=24- 7=0-1
 7= Kirk,Ian          (1.5)-Clerk,Max      (1.0)= 6-11=1-0
 8= Lingineni,Khushal (1.0)-De Rooy,Samuel (1.0)=16-25=½-½
 9= Kostakakis,Angelo (1.0)-Sharma,Annika  (1.0)=12-21=1-0
10= Palyam,Pranshiv   (1.0)-Gopalan,Pradyun(1.0)=20-14=1-0
11= Majety,Rohan      (1.0)-Kothari,Sumay  (1.0)=18-15=1-0
12= Nadella,Hitansh   (0.0)-Condick,Peter  (0.5)=19- 9=0-1
13= Liu,Tina          (0.0)-( bye )

A champion in the making!

A big congratulations to our own junior Rheyansh, who has continued his excellent overseas form, winning the U/8 division of the Asian Youth Chess Championship in Bali.

The tournament result page link is below. Well done Rheyansh, we’re all very proud of your achievements!! Keep aiming and flying high!

He previously played in our club’s juniors tournaments organized by Tony Davis and now has graduated to playing in the club’s open category. Rheyansh is on target for the Candidate Master title (which will be made permanent once he  reaches 2000 rating).

Lightning results

Please see the crosstable attached for the recent lightning event. Well done to David Beaumont for taking out the event!

This week we played a Fischer Random themed Allegro, ahead of the club championship starting the following week.

Standings

 N NAME                 Pts|  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  
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  1 Ogada-Osir,Ibrahim  5.5|+B14 -W8  +B13 +W4  +B3  =W2  +B10
  2 Beaumont,David      6.5|+W15 +B11 +W8  +B3  +W7  =B1  +W4 
  3 Paul,Cijo           4.0|+B16 +W10 +B20 -W2  -W1  +B23 -W7 
  4 Hogan,Steven        5.0|+W17 +B13 +W25 -B1  +W8  +B6  -B2 
  5 Saric,Sergey        4.5|+B18 -W20 +B14 =W10 -B6  +W11 +B12
  6 Nowak,Ruben         4.5|+W19 -B25 +W15 =B11 +W5  -W4  +B20
  7 Paul,Nikash         5.0|-B20 +W22 +B17 +W23 -B2  +W12 +B3 
  8 Krishnan,Anirudh    4.0|+W21 +B1  -B2  +W20 -B4  -W10 +B17
  9 Richards,Derek      2.0|-B22 +W18 -B23 -W17 -B14 +W21 -B24
 10 Hari,Dhruv          4.5|+W23 -B3  +W19 =B5  +W11 +B8  -W1 
 11 Matijas,Dejan       3.5|+B24 -W2  +B22 =W6  -B10 -B5  +W19
 12 De Rooy,Jack        3.0|-W25 -B19 +W21 +B24 +W17 -B7  -W5 
 13 De Rooy,Samuel   (W)1.0|+B26 -W4  -W1   --   --   --   -- 
 14 Clerk,Max           3.0|-W1  +B21 -W5  -B25 +W9  +B15 -W23
 15 Picone,James        3.0|-B2  +W24 -B6  +W22 -B20 -W14 +B16
 16 Eldridge,Dylan      1.0|-W3  -B23 -W24 -B21 +BYE -B19 -W15
 17 Goh,Casey           3.0|-B4  +W26 -W7  +B9  -B12 +W22 -W8 
 18 Goh,Nicholas        2.5|-W5  -B9  +W26 =B19 +W21 -W20 -B22
 19 Keenan,Liam         2.5|-B6  +W12 -B10 =W18 -B23 +W16 -B11
 20 Lingineni,Khushal   4.0|+W7  +B5  -W3  -B8  +W15 +B18 -W6 
 21 Liu,Tina            2.0|-B8  -W14 -B12 +W16 -B18 -B9  +BYE
 22 Majety,Rohan        3.0|+W9  -B7  -W11 -B15 +W24 -B17 +W18
 23 Micallef,Reuben     4.0|-B10 +W16 +W9  -B7  +W19 -W3  +B14
 24 Nadella,Hitansh     3.0|-W11 -B15 +B16 -W12 -B22 +BYE +W9 
 25 Ruaya,Chris      (W)3.0|+B12 +W6  -B4  +W14  --   --   -- 
 26 Ruaya,Rohan      (W)1.0|-W13 -B17 -B18 +BYE  --   --   -- 

Rheyansh at the World Youth Championships

Rheyansh is currently competing in the World Youth Chess Championships in Georgia, ranked as the 4th seed in the U8s. Rheyansh has won his first 2 games, below is a link to his 3rd match tonight (subsequent rounds can also be found in due course).

Annapureddy, Rheyansh Reddy vs. Nguyen Truong An Khang | U8 World Youth Championship 2022 | chess24.com

Go Rheyansh!! HBCC is very proud of how far your chess has come. All the best in this exciting opportunity!

Koshnitsky cup Junior results

Congratulations to all the winners for Koshnitsky Cup Junior 2022. Prize presentation will be scheduled end of the year.

Under 1000

  • 1st: Lingineni, Khushal (medal)
  • 2nd: Arumalla, Anjana Reddy (certificate)
  • 3rd: Ma, Yat Alfred  (certificate)

Best Girls

  • 1st: Shenbagakumar, Srishakthi (medal)
  • 2nd: Chan, Abby (certificate)
  • 3rd: Syed, Habibah (certificate)

Under 500**

  • 1st: Bodke, Krishna  (medal)
  • 2nd: Gill, Noah (certificate)
  • 3rd: Venkatesh, Arvind (certificate)

Arbiter Award for Most Improved: Schreiber, Kenny (certificate)

**Tie Breaker is based on Buchholz Cut 1 and Buchholz 

Warmest Regards, Casey Goh

Club Championship Qualification and next few weeks

Congratulations to the following players who have qualified:

  • Cijo
  • Dean
  • Rheyansh
  • Steve
  • Matthew
  • Sergey
  • Dejan
  • Tony

The remaining players will play the Reserves Championship (Swiss). This will be a very strong event, the winner achieving qualification into the 2023 club championship (if achieved outright).

The next 3 weeks will be as follows:

  • 20 September – Lightning (7 rounds)
  • 27 September – Allegro (5 round) – Fischer Random Theme
  • 4 October – Club Championship + Reserves Round 1.