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Honourable Bob, after 3 rounds

The Honourable Bob event got away to a good start with 32 contestants. Unfortunately Steven’s computer fell at the first hurdle, so Steven had to use high order calculus and other magic to determine the pairing for 2 weeks. But all has been restored to working order (apart from Steven’s mental capacity), and Julian and Cijo are on the maximum score after 3 rounds, with 2 rounds to play.

Round 3 results

  1 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.0) =  12 -   3 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Richards,Derek       ( 2.0) - Paul,Cijo            ( 2.0) =   9 -  14 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.5) - Beaumont,David       ( 1.5) =   5 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Davis,Tony J         ( 1.5) - Hogan,Steven         ( 1.5) =   2 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Enano,Ronald         ( 1.0) - Matijas,Dejan        ( 1.0) =   4 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 1.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.0) =  20 -   6 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) =  19 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 1.0) - Annapureddy,Dhruthin ( 1.0) =  10 -  18 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) =  22 -  13 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Zhang,Eric           ( 1.0) - Pethe,Abi            ( 0.5) =  30 -  31 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Saric,Sergey         ( 0.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.5) =  11 -  23 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 0.5) - Shelev,Petar         ( 0.5) =  28 -  17 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Brokies,Alwyn        ( 0.5) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.5) =  32 -  21 = 0F-1F
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 14 = Zhang,Ben            ( 0.0) - Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) =  29 -  24 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.5) =  27 -  25 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Condick,Peter        ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  26 -   0 = ½    
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 17 = McIntyre,Cameron     ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  16 -   0 = 0

Prize winners for 2019, and the AGM

The motions that were successful at the AGM were as follows:
1) Half point byes will now count towards club championship qualification
2) Lightning events will retain the same time control (5 mins + 3 seconds) but will increase from 7 rounds per evening to 9 rounds.
3) The Allegro theme nights remain, the first one will be standard chess, with opening themes to be decided for the subsequent events on the night of the 1st allegro.
In terms of presentation, please join with me in congratulating the award winners for 2019. They were:
Honourable Bob – Nathan Hibberd & David Beaumont
Purdy Cup – Daniel Gusain
Hobsons Bay Cup – Daniel Gusain
Koshnitsky Cup – David Beaumont
Western Masters – Daniel Gusain
Western Major – Julian McIntyre & Steve Hogan
Western Minor – Sergey Saric
Western Swiss – Cijo Paul & Shashi Mathew
Player of the Year – David Beaumont
Lightning Player of the Year – Daniel Gusain
Allegro Player of the Year – Daniel Gusain
Most improved – Felix Clerk
Most improved senior – Matthew Whitford
Reserves Champion – Mark Salanowski & Steve Hogan
Club Championship Runner-Up – Daniel Gusain
Club Champion – Nathan Hibberd
Steven wishes you and your families all the best for the Christmas and New Year break. Also, best wishes to the members who are competing in the Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships over the coming weeks.

Club championship 2019 and Reserves final results

The final results from the Championship and Reserves events are in! Well done to Nathan on taking out the Club Championship! Steven and Mark tied for first in the Reserves.

Championship cross table

Hobsons Bay Club Championship

 Pos ID  NAME                 Elo   T  Fed   Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 
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  1   3  Hibberd,Nathan       1978     VIC   6.5  |  *   +   1   ½   1   1   1   1  
  2   4  Gusain,Daniel        1976     VIC   5.0  |  -   *   1   1   0   1   1   1  
  3   2  Beaumont,David       1939     VIC   4.5  |  0   0   *   ½   1   1   1   1  
  4   6  Davis,Tony J         1828  CM VIC   4.5  |  ½   0   ½   *   1   1   1   ½  
  5   7  Richards,Derek       1395     VIC   3.5  |  0   1   0   0   *   1   ½   1  
  6   5  Whitford,Matthew     1438     VIC   2.0  |  0   0   0   0   0   *   1   1  
  7   1  Humphreys,Scott      1610     VIC   1.5  |  0   0   0   0   ½   0   *   1  
  8   8  Saric,Sergey         1407     VIC   0.5  |  0   0   0   ½   0   0   0   *

Reserves standings

Reserves 2019

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1      
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  1  5.5   2     Hogan,Steven              | 1418 1277 VIC |    27.0 
  2  5.5   1     Salanowski,Mark           | 1510 1277 VIC |    25.5 
  3  5.0   5     Johns,Brent               |  934 1006 VIC |    27.5 
  4  5.0  21     Enano,Ronald              | 1707 1312 VIC |    26.5 
  5  5.0  19     Waadhwa,Ehsaas            |  600  757 VIC |    22.5 
  6  4.5   8     Matijas,Dejan             |  850 1242 VIC |    28.0 
  7  4.0   6     Cauchi,John-Paul          |  910  906 VIC |    25.5 
  8  3.5   4     McIntyre,Charlie          | 1273  647 VIC |    23.0 
  9  3.5  17     Paul,Cijo                 |    0  873 VIC |    22.0 
 10  3.5  20     Waadhwa,Rakesh            |    0  659 VIC |    19.5 
 11  3.0  11     Clerk,Felix           (W) |  727 1080 VIC |    26.0 
 12  3.0   3     McIntyre,Julian           | 1366  802 VIC |    25.0 
 13  3.0   7     Clerk,Max                 |  851  558 VIC |    22.5 
 14  3.0  22     Pethe,Abi                 |  598  740 VIC |    19.0 
 15  2.5  14     Watson,Nicolas            |  192    0 VIC |    22.5 
 16  2.5  15     Brockies,Alwyn            |    0  358 AUS |    20.5 
 17  2.5  13     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  497    0 VIC |    19.0 
 18  2.5  18     Annapureddy,Dhruthin Redd |  574  454 VIC |    18.0 
 19  2.0   9     Trofimovs,Joel        (W) |  847  757 VIC |    23.0 
 20  2.0  12     Nawar,Mena                |  560  471 VIC |    21.0 
 21  1.5  23     Kostakakis,Angelo     (W) |  853 1360 VIC |    19.0 
 22  1.0  10     Kurian,Maksym         (W) |  753  441 VIC |    22.0 
 23  1.0  24     Condick,Peter             |    0  800 VIC |    16.5 
 24  0.0  16     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |    20.0

Club Championship and Reserves update (after 4 rounds)

After now 4 of 7 rounds played, it is time for a catch-up to see how these 2 events are going.

Reserves Update

In the reserves, Steven is leading on 4/4, closely followed by Mark (3.5) and four other players on 3/4.

Round 5 pairing below

  1 = Hogan,Steven         ( 4.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 3.5) =   2 -   1 =  ... 
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  2 = Enano,Ronald         ( 3.0) - Matijas,Dejan        ( 3.0) =  21 -   8 =  ... 
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  3 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 3.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 3.0) =  19 -   5 =  ... 
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  4 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) - Trofimovs,Joel       ( 2.0) =   3 -   9 =  ... 
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  5 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 2.0) =   4 -  11 =  ... 
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  6 = Clerk,Max            ( 2.0) - Cauchi,John-Paul     ( 2.0) =   7 -   6 =  ... 
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  7 = Annapureddy,Dhruthin ( 1.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.5) =  18 -  13 =  ... 
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  8 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.5) - Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 1.5) =  14 -  20 =  ... 
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  9 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.5) =  10 -  23 =  ... 
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 10 = Paul,Cijo            ( 1.0) - Pethe,Abi            ( 1.0) =  17 -  22 =  ... 
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 11 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  12 -  16 =  ... 
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 12 = Brockies,Alwyn       ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  15 -   0 = 0

Championship Update

It is a bit harder to see the outcome here, being a round robin. But some notable items: Derek had a win over Daniel in round 3; David is on 3/4, losing in a long tussle to Nathan in round 4; Nathan is on 2/2; Daniel and Derek are on 2/3.

Fischer Random results

Another set of strange starting positions for our last rapid play event for 2019. Daniel came out on top with 5/5, with commendations for Mark and Sergey!

Crosstable

  1 Gusain,Daniel        1965     VIC  5.0 | +B8   +W5   +B4   +W2   +B6    |   13.0    15.0 
  2 Salanowski,Mark      1550     VIC  4.0 | +B13  +W6   +B14  -B1   +W5    |   12.5    14.0 
  3 Saric,Sergey         1238     VIC  4.0 | +B7   -W4   +B8   +W10  +B9    |    9.5    11.5 
  4 Humphreys,Scott      1598     VIC  3.0 | +W9   +B3   -W1   -B5   +W11   |   14.0    16.0 
  5 Hogan,Steven         1451     VIC  3.0 | +B11  -B1   +W12  +W4   -B2    |   14.0    15.5 
  6 Whitford,Matthew     1401     VIC  3.0 | +W15  -B2   +W7   +B14  -W1    |   13.0    13.5 
  7 Waadhwa,Ehsaas          0     AUS  3.0 | -W3   +BYE  -B6   +W8   +B10   |   11.0    12.5 
  8 Clerk,Max             791     VIC  2.0 | -W1   +B15  -W3   -B7   +W14   |   13.0    13.5 
  9 Clerk,Felix           695     VIC  2.0 | -B4   +W11  -B10  +W15  -W3    |   11.0    11.5 
 10 Richards,Derek       1454     VIC  2.0 | -W12  +B13  +W9   -B3   -W7    |   10.0    11.5 
 11 Brockies,Alwyn          0          2.0 | -W5   -B9   +W13  +B12  -B4    |    9.5    11.0 
 12 Watson,Nicolas        311     VIC  2.0 | +B10  -W14  -B5   -W11  +BYE   |    8.5     9.5 
 13 Nawar,Mena            460     VIC  2.0 | -W2   -W10  -B11  +BYE  +B15   |    8.5     9.0 
 14 Paul,Cijo            1400          1.5 | =BYE  +B12  -W2   -W6   -B8    |   11.5    13.0 
 15 Deng,Tina               0     AUS  1.0 | -B6   -W8   +BYE  -B9   -W13   |    8.5     9.5

Lightning #3 results

Well, David and Daniel shared the top honours for this event. Full details below (note not in final score order).

 ID NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7  
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  1 Beaumont,David       1975     VIC  6.5 | +B10  +W6   +B5   =W2   +B8   +W3   +W9   
  2 Gusain,Daniel        1965     VIC  6.5 | +W11  +B7   +W13  =B1   +W3   +B10  +W8   
  3 Humphreys,Scott      1598     VIC  4.5 | +B12  =W8   +B4   +W5   -B2   -B1   +W11  
  4 Salanowski,Mark      1550     VIC  3.0 | -W13  +B14  -W3   +B16  -W9   -B17  +BYE  
  5 Ilic,Milan           1518     VIC  5.0 | +B14  +W9   -W1   -B3   +W11  +B19  +W10  
  6 Nowak,Ruben          1496     VIC  3.0 | +W15  -B1   +W11  -B13  +W17  -B9   -W18  
  7 Richards,Derek       1454     AUS  2.0 | +B16  -W2   -B8   -W12  -B18  +BYE  -W19  
  8 Hogan,Steven         1451     VIC  4.5 | +W17  =B3   +W7   +B9   -W1   +B13  -B2   
  9 Whitford,Matthew     1401     VIC  4.0 | +B18  -B5   +W17  -W8   +B4   +W6   -B1   
 10 Saric,Sergey         1238     VIC  4.0 | -W1   +B15  +W18  +B19  +W13  -W2   -B5   
 11 Clerk,Max             791     VIC  3.0 | -B2   +W16  -B6   +W18  -B5   +W15  -B3   
 12 Clerk,Felix           695     VIC  2.5 | -W3   -B17  +W15  +B7   -W19  -B18  =B16  
 13 Kurian,Maksym         678     VIC  4.0 | +B4   +W19  -B2   +W6   -B10  -W8   +B17  
 14 Watson,Nicolas        311     VIC  2.0 | -W5   -W4   -B19  -B17  +BYE  +W16  -B15  
 15 Brokies,Alwyn           0     AUS  3.0 | -B6   -W10  -B12  +BYE  +W16  -B11  +W14  
 16 Deng,Tina               0     VIC  1.5 | -W7   -B11  +BYE  -W4   -B15  -B14  =W12  
 17 Kalina,Leo              0     VIC  3.0 | -B8   +W12  -B9   +W14  -B6   +W4   -W13  
 18 Waadhwa,Ehsaas       1000     VIC  4.0 | -W9   +BYE  -B10  -B11  +W7   +W12  +B6   
 19 Paul,Cijo            1400     AUS  3.5 | =BYE  -B13  +W14  -W10  +B12  -W5   +B7

Koshnitsky Cup – final standings

Congrats to David in taking out this event. The next few weeks are as follows:

24 September – Lightning
1 October – Allegro (Fischer Random Theme)
8 October – Commencement of Club Championships and Reserves (7 rounds)

Final Standings

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  7.0   2     Beaumont,David            | 1975 2146 VIC |    24.5 
  2  5.0   4  CM Davis,Tony J              | 1808 1615 VIC |    28.5 
  3  5.0   3     Gusain,Daniel             | 1965 1736 VIC |    26.5 
  4  5.0   5     Humphreys,Scott           | 1598 1311 VIC |    23.0 
  5  4.0   9     Richards,Derek            | 1454 1239 VIC |    28.0 
  6  4.0  12     Whitford,Matthew          | 1401 1041 VIC |    26.5    27.5 
  7  4.0  22     Kamineni,Takshil          |  634 1294 VIC |    26.5    27.5 
  8  4.0   7     Maunders,Myiesha          | 1534 1379 VIC |    26.0 
  9  4.0  10     Hogan,Steven              | 1451 1129 VIC |    21.0 
 10  4.0  16     Jing,Lang                 |  879  488 VIC |    19.5 
 11  3.5  11     McIntyre,Julian       (W) | 1408 1578 VIC |    26.0 
 12  3.5  14     Saric,Sergey              | 1238 1108 VIC |    25.5 
 13  3.5   6     Salanowski,Mark           | 1550  927 VIC |    23.5 
 14  3.5   8     Nowak,Ruben               | 1496  857 VIC |    23.0 
 15  3.5  29     Paul,Cijo                 |    0 1227 VIC |    22.5 
 16  3.5  31     Waadhwa,Rakesh            |    0  626 VIC |    21.0 
 17  3.0   1     Hibberd,Nathan        (W) | 1978 2029 VIC |    26.5 
 18  3.0  13     McIntyre,Charlie          | 1330  814 VIC |    25.5 
 19  3.0  15     Johns,Brent               |  959  686 VIC |    22.0 
 20  3.0  28     Matijas,Dejan             |    0  954 VIC |    21.5 
 21  3.0  21     Annapureddy,Dhruthin Redd |  669  863 VIC |    19.5 
 22  2.5  19     Clerk,Felix               |  695  609 VIC |    24.5 
 23  2.5  23     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  572  826 VIC |    23.5 
 24  2.5  20     Kurian,Maksym             |  678  711 VIC |    23.0 
 25  2.5  33     Zhang,Eric                |    0  232 VIC |    20.5 
 26  2.5  30     Waadhwa,Ehsaas            |    0  819 VIC |    19.0 
 27  2.5  17     Kostakakis,Angelo         |  829  586 VIC |    16.5 
 28  2.0  32     Zhang,Benjamin            |    0  174 VIC |    20.0 
 29  2.0  24     Nawar,Mena                |  460  580 VIC |    18.5 
 30  2.0  26     Brokies,Alwyn             |    0  515 VIC |    18.0 
 31  1.0  18     Clerk,Max                 |  791  438 VIC |    21.0 
 32  1.0  25     Watson,Nicolas            |  311    0 VIC |    18.5 
 33  1.0  27     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |    17.0

Koshnitsky Cup – penultimate round

With just one round to go, the top two rated players (David and Daniel) square off to decide the winner.

Round 6 results

  1 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 4.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 5.0) =   7 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  2 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 3.5) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 4.0) =  11 -   3 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Davis,Tony J         ( 3.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 3.0) =   4 -  12 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 3.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 3.0) =   5 -  14 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 3.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 3.0) =  22 -   8 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 3.0) =   9 -  10 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) - Kurian,Maksym        ( 2.0) =   6 -  20 = 1 - 0
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  8 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) - Paul,Cijo            ( 2.0) =  13 -  29 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Johns,Brent          ( 2.0) - Matijas,Dejan        ( 2.0) =  15 -  28 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Nawar,Mena           ( 2.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) =  24 -  16 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Clerk,Felix          ( 2.0) - Annapureddy,Dhruthin ( 2.0) =  19 -  21 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.5) - Deng,Tina            ( 1.0) =  23 -  27 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) - Brokies,Alwyn        ( 1.0) =  18 -  26 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Zhang,Benjamin       ( 1.0) - Zhang,Eric           ( 1.0) =  32 -  33 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.5) =  25 -  17 = 0 - 1

Koshnitsky Cup Round 5

This event is now at the pointy end, with just 2 rounds to go. David is undefeated, being chased by Daniel and Myiesha.

Round 5 results

 1 = Beaumont,David       ( 4.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 3.0) =   2 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 3.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 3.0) =  30 -   3 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 3.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) =  31 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 2.5) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 2.5) =   8 -   4 = ½ - ½
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  5 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.5) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) =  27 -   9 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.0) - Matijas,Dejan        ( 2.0) =   6 -  22 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 2.0) =  32 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Reddy Annapureddy,Dh ( 2.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 2.0) =  24 -  10 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 1.5) - Nawar,Mena           ( 2.0) =  26 -  19 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 1.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  25 -  14 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Zhang,Benjamin       ( 1.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) =  34 -  15 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 1.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 1.0) =  16 -  21 = 1F-0F
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 13 = Brockies,Alwyn       ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  33 -  20 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Zhang,Eric           ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  35 -   0 = 1