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Lightning #2 results

Well done to David and Dean for taking out the event, and also to Pranav and Max who both scored 4/7 and played well above their rating.

Standing at round 7 (last round)

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1 
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  1  5.5   2     Beaumont,David            | 1996 1699 VIC |    28.5 
  2  5.5   1     Hogg,Dean                 | 2034 1601 VIC |    26.0 
  3  5.0   6     Nowak,Ruben               | 1439 1413 VIC |    27.0 
  4  5.0   3     Ilic,Milan                | 1581 1622 VIC |    26.0 
  5  5.0   5     Russo,Guy                 | 1464  987 VIC |    23.0 
  6  5.0   9     Mullen,Chris              | 1351 1186 VIC |    22.0 
  7  4.0  11     Saric,Sergey              | 1129  686 VIC |    24.5 
  8  4.0  18     Kurian,Max                |    0 1324 VIC |    23.5 
  9  4.0  15     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  352 1074 VIC |    19.5 
 10  3.5   4     Hogan,Steven              | 1467 1186 VIC |    29.0 
 11  3.5   7     Richards,Derek            | 1430  767 VIC |    26.5 
 12  3.5  19     Nawar,Mena                |    0  967 VIC |    19.5 
 13  3.0   8     Ramos,Antonio             | 1356  835 VIC |    25.0 
 14  3.0  13     Clerk,Max                 |  631  710 VIC |    24.5 
 15  3.0  10     Minichelli,Felice         | 1251  622 VIC |    23.0 
 16  3.0  14     Clerk,Felix               |  436  874 VIC |    16.5 
 17  2.0  16     Liu,William               |  280  512 VIC |    20.0 
 18  2.0  20     Watson,Nicolas        (W) |    0  831 VIC |    18.5 
 19  1.5  12     Johns,Brent               |  985  346 VIC |    21.5 
 20  1.0  21     Chettri,Vidish        (W) |    0  608 VIC |    21.5 
 21  1.0  17     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |    15.5 

Tie Break legend:
  Buc1   :  Buchholz Cut 1 

Hobsons Bay Cup – final results

The final round saw Gregory and Daniel draw. Final results and placings are below. Guy Russo came second – well done!

Round 7 (final round) results

  1 = Canfell,Gregory J    ( 6.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 4.5) =   1 -   5 = ½ - ½
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  2 = Russo,Guy            ( 4.5) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 4.5) =  13 -   6 = 1F-0F
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  3 = Tagala,Randy         ( 4.5) - Enano,Ronald         ( 4.5) =  38 -   8 = ½ - ½
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  4 = Beaumont,David       ( 4.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 4.0) =   3 -  24 = 1 - 0
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  5 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 4.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 3.5) =  23 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  6 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 3.5) - Richards,Derek       ( 3.5) =  14 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Mullen,Chris         ( 3.5) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 3.0) =  18 -  10 = 0F-1F
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  8 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 3.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 3.0) =   7 -  20 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 3.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 3.0) =  17 -  29 = 1F-0F
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 10 = Hogan,Steven         ( 3.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.5) =  12 -  16 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Ilic,Milan           ( 2.5) - Davis,Sophie         ( 2.5) =   9 -  27 = 1F-0F
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 12 = Johns,Brent          ( 2.5) - Saric,Sergey         ( 2.5) =  25 -  21 = 1F-0F
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 13 = Hunt,Philip E        ( 2.5) - Clerk,Felix          ( 2.5) =  22 -  30 = ½ - ½
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 14 = Liu,William          ( 2.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 2.5) =  32 -  28 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Minic,Branislav      ( 2.0) - Chettri,Vedish       ( 2.0) =  36 -  40 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Kurian,Max           ( 1.5) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 2.0) =  35 -  26 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) =  41 -  31 = 0 - 1
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 18 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  33 -   0 = 1    
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 19 = Ryan,Isaac           ( 3.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  11 -   0 = 0    
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 20 = Hogg,Dean            ( 2.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    
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 21 = Downs,Andrew         ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  19 -   0 = 0    
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 22 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  37 -   0 = 0    
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 23 = Hell,Alex            ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = 0    
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 24 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  39 -   0 = 0    

Hobsons Bay Cup placings

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  6.5   1  FM Canfell,Gregory J         | 2225 1827 VIC |    28.0 
  2  5.5  13     Russo,Guy                 | 1464 1421 VIC |    23.5 
  3  5.0  38     Tagala,Randy              |    0 1939 VIC |    29.5 
  4  5.0   3     Beaumont,David            | 1996 1399 VIC |    27.0 
  5  5.0   5     Gusain,Daniel             | 1868 1487 VIC |    26.5 
  6  5.0   8     Enano,Ronald              | 1708 1278 VIC |    21.5 
  7  4.5   6 WIM Szuveges,Narelle S        | 1735 1262 VIC |    28.0 
  8  4.5  14     Nowak,Ruben               | 1439 1322 VIC |    24.0 
  9  4.5   4  CM Davis,Tony J              | 1903 1391 VIC |    23.5 
 10  4.0   7     Humphreys,Scott           | 1713 1349 VIC |    24.0    27.0 
 11  4.0  17     Ramos,Antonio             | 1356 1039 VIC |    24.0    26.5 
 12  4.0  24     Whitford,Matthew          | 1037 1425 VIC |    24.0    26.5 
 13  4.0  23     McIntyre,Julian           | 1054 1325 VIC |    23.5 
 14  4.0  10     Salanowski,Mark           | 1556 1106 VIC |    22.5    24.0 
 15  4.0  12     Hogan,Steven              | 1467 1128 VIC |    22.5    24.0 
 16  3.5  11     Ryan,Isaac            (W) | 1542 1869 VIC |    27.5 
 17  3.5  15     Richards,Derek            | 1430 1356 VIC |    24.5 
 18  3.5  18     Mullen,Chris              | 1351 1230 VIC |    23.5 
 19  3.5  25     Johns,Brent               |  985 1185 VIC |    22.0    23.5 
 20  3.5   9     Ilic,Milan                | 1581  859 VIC |    22.0    22.5 
 21  3.5  28     Clerk,Max                 |  631  909 VIC |    20.5 
 22  3.0  20     Minichelli,Felice         | 1251  972 VIC |    23.5 
 23  3.0  22     Hunt,Philip E             | 1090  708 VIC |    22.0 
 24  3.0  29     Deraniyagala,Kevin        |  520  887 VIC |    20.0 
 25  3.0  30     Clerk,Felix               |  436  938 VIC |    18.5 
 26  3.0  36     Minic,Branislav           |    0  493 VIC |    17.0 
 27  2.5  21     Saric,Sergey              | 1129  816 VIC |    24.0 
 28  2.5  16     McIntyre,Charlie          | 1400  971 VIC |    23.0 
 29  2.5  27     Davis,Sophie              |  845  931 VIC |    21.0 
 30  2.5  35     Kurian,Max                |    0  813 VIC |    20.5 
 31  2.0   2     Hogg,Dean             (W) | 2034 2051 VIC |    26.0 
 32  2.0  26     Kostakakis,Angelo         |  886  607 VIC |    22.0 
 33  2.0  31     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  352  598 VIC |    20.5 
 34  2.0  32     Liu,William               |  280  620 VIC |    19.5 
 35  2.0  37     Nawar,Mena                |    0  554 VIC |    18.5 
 36  2.0  40     Chettri,Vedish            |    0    0 VIC |    18.0 
 37  1.0  19     Downs,Andrew          (W) | 1277 1440 VIC |    19.0 
 38  1.0  41     Watson,Nicolas            |    0  288 VIC |    18.5 
 39  0.5  34     Hell,Alex             (W) |    0    0 VIC |    18.5 
 40  0.5  39     Tizzani,Alex          (W) |    0    0 VIC |    17.5 
 41  0.0  33     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |    19.5 

Hobsons Bay Cup round 6

The sixth round produced another win for Gregory who is now unbeatable in 1st place – congratulations! Second place sees 5 players on 4.5, so the final round will be interesting.

Round 6 results

  1 = Canfell,Gregory J    ( 5.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 4.0) =   1 -   3 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 4.0) - Tagala,Randy         ( 4.0) =   6 -  38 = ½ - ½
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  3 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 3.5) - Ryan,Isaac           ( 3.5) =   5 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Enano,Ronald         ( 3.5) - Mullen,Chris         ( 3.5) =   8 -  18 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Russo,Guy            ( 3.5) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 3.0) =  13 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 3.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 3.0) =  24 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 3.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 3.0) =  20 -  23 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Saric,Sergey         ( 2.5) - Davis,Tony J         ( 2.5) =  21 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Richards,Derek       ( 2.5) - Ilic,Milan           ( 2.5) =  15 -   9 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Clerk,Max            ( 2.5) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.5) =  28 -  14 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 2.5) =  12 -  25 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) - Liu,William          ( 2.0) =  10 -  32 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 2.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 2.0) =  29 -  26 = 1F-0F
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 14 = Davis,Sophie         ( 1.5) - Minic,Branislav      ( 2.0) =  27 -  36 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Kurian,Max           ( 1.5) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.5) =  35 -  30 = 0F-1F
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 16 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) - Hunt,Philip E        ( 1.5) =  31 -  22 = 0 - 1
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 17 = Chettri,Vedish       ( 1.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  40 -   0 = 1    
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 18 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  16 -   0 = 0    
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 19 = Hogg,Dean            ( 2.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    
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 20 = Downs,Andrew         ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  19 -   0 = 0    
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 21 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  37 -   0 = 0    
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 22 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  41 -   0 = 0    
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 23 = Hell,Alex            ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = 0    
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 24 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  39 -   0 = 0    
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 25 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  33 -   0 = 0    

Hobsons Bay Cup round 5

The fifth round produced by my count 7 wins by the lower rated player – must have been something in the stars! Gregory looks in the box seat, 1 point ahead of three players, with just 2 rounds to go!

Round 5 results

  1 = Tagala,Randy         ( 4.0) - Canfell,Gregory J    ( 4.0) =  38 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Beaumont,David       ( 3.0) - Ryan,Isaac           ( 3.5) =   3 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 3.0) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 3.0) =   6 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Davis,Tony J         ( 2.5) - Russo,Guy            ( 2.5) =   4 -  13 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.5) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 2.5) =  14 -   5 = 0 - 1
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  6 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.5) - Enano,Ronald         ( 2.5) =  16 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Ilic,Milan           ( 2.5) - Mullen,Chris         ( 2.5) =   9 -  18 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 2.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 2.5) =   7 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 2.0) =  10 -  24 = 0 - 1
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 10 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) =  23 -  12 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 2.0) =  20 -  29 = 1F-0F
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 12 = Saric,Sergey         ( 1.5) - Davis,Sophie         ( 1.5) =  21 -  27 = 1F-0F
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 13 = Hunt,Philip E        ( 1.5) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.5) =  22 -  28 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Johns,Brent          ( 1.5) - Kurian,Max           ( 1.5) =  25 -  35 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) =  26 -  41 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Minic,Branislav      ( 1.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) =  36 -  31 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - Liu,William          ( 1.0) =  37 -  32 = 0F-1F
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 18 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.5) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.5) =  39 -  30 = 0F-1F
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 19 = Chettri,Vedish       ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  40 -  33 = 1 - 0
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 20 = Hogg,Dean            ( 2.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    
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 21 = Downs,Andrew         ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  19 -   0 = 0    
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 22 = Hell,Alex            ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = 0    

Hobsons Bay Cup Round 4

The fourth round had a few unexpected game results, with Randy who has no rating yet got the point against Daniel, and Isaac also had a win over Tony. Personally, I made 2 bad moves in a row, but well done to Antonio for taking full advantage. Randy and Gregory are the only undefeated players so far, and they meet in round 5. Just 3 rounds to go!

Round 4 results

  1 = Canfell,Gregory J    ( 3.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 3.0) =   1 -   6 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 2.5) - Tagala,Randy         ( 3.0) =   5 -  38 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Ryan,Isaac           ( 2.5) - Davis,Tony J         ( 2.5) =  11 -   4 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Beaumont,David       ( 2.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) =   3 -  10 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 2.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 2.0) =  17 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Ilic,Milan           ( 2.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.0) =   9 -  14 = ½ - ½
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  7 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.5) =  20 -  18 = 0F-1F
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  8 = Enano,Ronald         ( 1.5) - Saric,Sergey         ( 1.5) =   8 -  21 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Russo,Guy            ( 1.5) - Hunt,Philip E        ( 1.5) =  13 -  22 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Richards,Derek       ( 1.5) - Johns,Brent          ( 1.5) =  15 -  25 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Davis,Sophie         ( 1.5) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.5) =  27 -  16 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Liu,William          ( 1.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) =  32 -  12 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 1.0) =  31 -  23 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) =  24 -  26 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 1.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) =  29 -  37 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Clerk,Max            ( 0.5) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.5) =  28 -  30 = 1F-0F
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 17 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.5) - Kurian,Max           ( 0.5) =  39 -  35 = 0 - 1
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 18 = Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  36 -  33 = 1 - 0
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 19 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - Chettri,Vedish       ( 0.0) =  41 -  40 = 1 - 0
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 20 = Hogg,Dean            ( 2.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    
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 21 = Downs,Andrew         ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  19 -   0 = 0    
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 22 = Hell,Alex            ( 0.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = 0    

Hobsons Bay Cup round 3

The third round had a few unexpected game results, with Randy who has no rating yet got the point against David, and Isaac also had a good win.

Round 3 results

  1 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 2.0) - Canfell,Gregory J    ( 2.0) =   7 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Hogg,Dean            ( 2.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.0) =   2 -   6 = 0F-1F
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  3 = Tagala,Randy         ( 2.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 2.0) =  38 -   3 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Davis,Tony J         ( 1.5) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) =   4 -  10 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 1.5) - Richards,Derek       ( 1.5) =   5 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Ryan,Isaac           ( 1.5) - Enano,Ronald         ( 1.5) =  11 -   8 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Downs,Andrew         ( 1.0) - Ilic,Milan           ( 1.0) =  19 -   9 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 1.0) =  12 -  20 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) - Russo,Guy            ( 1.0) =  25 -  13 = ½ - ½
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 10 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 1.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) =  14 -  24 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.0) =  26 -  17 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) - Davis,Sophie         ( 1.0) =  18 -  27 = ½ - ½
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 13 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 0.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) =  16 -  31 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Hell,Alex            ( 0.5) - Saric,Sergey         ( 0.5) =  34 -  21 = 0F-1F
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 15 = Hunt,Philip E        ( 0.5) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.5) =  22 -  39 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.5) =  30 -  29 = ½ - ½
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 17 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 0.0) =  33 -  23 = 0 - 1
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 18 = Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 0.0) =  35 -  28 = ½ - ½
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 19 = Liu,William          ( 0.0) - Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) =  32 -  36 = 1 - 0
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 20 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  37 -   0 = 1    

Hobsons Bay Cup Round 2

The second round of this event had the game results going with rating, though Derek drew with Tony. Steven wanted to tell all that would listen that he ‘lost’ his game, rather than Gregory had won it; I cannot say, I didn’t see it.

Round 2 results

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  1 = Canfell,Gregory J    ( 1.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) =   1 -  12 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Russo,Guy            ( 1.0) - Hogg,Dean            ( 1.0) =  13 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Beaumont,David       ( 1.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 1.0) =   3 -  14 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Richards,Derek       ( 1.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 1.0) =  15 -   4 = ½ - ½
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  5 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 1.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) =   6 -  18 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Downs,Andrew         ( 1.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.0) =  19 -   7 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Ilic,Milan           ( 1.0) - Tagala,Randy         ( 1.0) =   9 -  38 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) =  10 -  25 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Saric,Sergey         ( 0.5) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 0.5) =  21 -   5 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Enano,Ronald         ( 0.5) - Hunt,Philip E        ( 0.5) =   8 -  22 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Hell,Alex            ( 0.5) - Ryan,Isaac           ( 0.5) =  34 -  11 = 0F-1F
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 12 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 0.0) =  29 -  16 = ½ - ½
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 13 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 0.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) =  17 -  30 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 0.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) =  20 -  35 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 0.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) =  24 -  37 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) =  36 -  26 = 0 - 1
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 17 = Davis,Sophie         ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  27 -  33 = 1 - 0
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 18 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) - Liu,William          ( 0.0) =  31 -  32 = 1 - 0
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 19 = Tizani,Alex          ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  39 -   0 = ½    
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 20 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  23 -   0 = 0    
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 21 = Clerk,Max            ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  28 -   0 = 0    

Hobsons Bay Cup kicks off

We had the first round of this event on Tuesday. It was pleasing to see some new faces, and a total of 38 players registered for it (over 7 rounds). Games mostly went with rating, though there were some hard fought or surprising results.

Cross table after round 1, sorted by rating not score

 1 Canfell,Gregory J    2225  FM VIC  1.0 +B23
 2 Hogg,Dean            2034     VIC  1.0 +W24
 3 Beaumont,David       1996     VIC  1.0 +B26
 4 Davis,Tony J         1903  CM VIC  1.0 +W27
 5 Gusain,Daniel        1868     VIC  0.5 =BYE
 6 Szuveges,Narelle S   1735 WIM VIC  1.0 +B28
 7 Humphreys,Scott      1713     VIC  1.0 +W29
 8 Enano,Ronald         1708     VIC  0.5 =BYE
 9 Ilic,Milan           1581     VIC  1.0 +B33
10 Salanowski,Mark      1556     VIC  1.0 +B30
11 Ryan,Isaac           1542     VIC  0.5 =BYE
12 Hogan,Steven         1467     VIC  1.0 +W31
13 Russo,Guy            1464     VIC  1.0 +B35
14 Nowak,Ruben          1439     VIC  1.0 +W36
15 Richards,Derek       1430     VIC  1.0 +B37
16 McIntyre,Charlie     1400     VIC  0.0 -W19
17 Ramos,Antonio        1356     VIC  0.0 -B38
18 Mullen,Chris         1351     VIC  1.0 +W32
19 Downs,Andrew         1277     VIC  1.0 +B16
20 Minichelli,Felice    1251     VIC  0.0 -B25
21 Saric,Sergey         1129     VIC  0.5 =BYE
22 Hunt,Philip E        1090     VIC  0.5 =BYE
23 McIntyre,Julian      1054     VIC  0.0 -W1 
24 Whitford,Matthew     1037     VIC  0.0 -B2 
25 Johns,Brent           985     VIC  1.0 +W20
26 Kostakakis,Angelo     886     VIC  0.0 -W3 
27 Davis,Sophie          845     VIC  0.0 -B4 
28 Clerk,Max             631     VIC  0.0 -W6 
29 Deraniyagala,Kevin    520     VIC  0.0 -B7 
30 Clerk,Felix           436     VIC  0.0 -W10
31 Bejjanki,Pranav Sai   352     VIC  0.0 -B12
32 Liu,William           280     VIC  0.0 -B18
33 Deng,Tina               0     VIC  0.0 -W9 
34 Hell,Alex               0     VIC  0.5 =BYE
35 Kurian,Max              0     VIC  0.0 -W13
36 Minic,Branislav         0     VIC  0.0 -B14
37 Nawar,Mena              0     VIC  0.0 -W15
38 Tagala,Randy            0     VIC  1.0 +W17

Please make sure you attend your game!

Just a quick reminder about coming to chess when you are paired to play! Some players travel considerable distance to play at the club, therefore in fairness to players who attend we need to make sure that they get a game, preferably against their paired opponent.

All games get underway by 7:30pm, with a 30 minute forfeit period.

Please ensure that Steven is advised either by email or phone if you can’t attend on a night that you are paired to play (phone only if notifying on the day of the game). If he is notified he will try to contact your opponent. In addition, if you know in advance that you cannot attend a round, Steven should be advised as soon as possible so that the computer can allocate requested byes.These policies are in place to make every effort to ensure that all players attending the club actually get to play.

At the 2017 AGM we adopted the following policy for failure to attend without previous advice:

  • 1st time in tournament – Warning and player needs to confirm that they are wishing to continue.
  • 2nd time in tournament – Player withdrawn from tournament.

New time format for long-time games

We conducted a ballot on whether future rated tournaments would remain at 60 minutes + 30 seconds a move as per the Purdy Cup or revert to 75 minutes + 30 seconds a move. The results of the  ballot were clear, with 19 votes cast for the former and 9 for the latter. Therefore, tournaments will use the 60 minutes + 30 seconds a move time control for at least the remainder of 2018. This can be re-visited at the AGM at year end.

Personally, I don’t think the chess quality has suffered unduly, but the shorter time frame gives us all an opportunity for a slighter earlier night.