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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    

Round 6 pairings (provisional)

  1 = Enano,Ronald       (4.0)-Hogg,Dean        (4.5)= 3- 1 
  2 = Hogan,Steven       (4.0)-Paul,Cijo        (4.0)= 5-15 
  3 = Salanowski,Mark    (3.0)-Whitford,Matthew (3.0)= 7- 8 
  4 = Ilic,Milan         (2.5)-Galia,Aaryan     (3.0)= 6-25 
  5 = Humphreys,Scott    (2.5)-Condick,Peter    (2.5)= 4-22 
  6 = Mullen,Chris       (2.5)-McIntyre,Julian  (2.5)=13-12 
  7 = Clerk,Max          (2.0)-Kirk,Ian         (2.0)=19-10 
  8 = Saric,Sergey       (2.0)-Maure,Eric       (2.0)=14-26 
  9 = Kurian,Maksym      (2.0)-Matijas,Dejan    (2.0)=18-16 
 10 = Davis,Sophie       (2.0)-Cox,Tyler        (1.5)=27-24 
 11 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(1.0)-Clerk,Felix      (1.5)=20-17 
 12 = Watson,Nicolas     (0.0)-Cox,Aiden        (1.0)=21-23 
 13 = Davis,Tony J       (3.5)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 2- 0    
 14 = Nowak,Ruben        (2.5)-( not paired )   (0.0)=11- 0    
 15 = Richards,Derek     (1.5)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 9- 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    

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 2

The round 2 results are below, with the Round 3 draw.

Round 2 results

  1 = Galia,Aaryan     (0.0)- ( bye )            (0.0)= 25- 0=1    
  2 = Richards,Derek   (1.0)- Davis,Tony J       (1.0)=  9- 2=0 - 1
  3 = Enano,Ronald     (1.0)- Nowak,Ruben        (1.0)=  3-11=0 - 1
  4 = Kirk,Ian         (1.0)- Hogan,Steven       (1.0)= 10- 5=0 - 1
  5 = Maure,Eric       (1.0)- Salanowski,Mark    (1.0)= 26- 7=0 - 1
  6 = Paul,Cijo        (0.0)- Mullen,Chris       (1.0)= 15-13=1 - 0
  7 = Hogg,Dean        (0.5)- Kurian,Maksym      (1.0)=  1-18=1 - 0
  8 = McIntyre,Julian  (0.5)- Clerk,Felix        (0.5)= 12-17=1 - 0
  9 = Ilic,Milan       (0.0)- Cox,Tyler          (0.5)=  6-24=0 - 1
 10 = Saric,Sergey     (0.0)- Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(0.0)= 14-20=0F-0F
 11 = Matijas,Dejan    (0.0)- Condick,Peter      (0.0)= 16-22=0 - 1
 12 = Clerk,Max        (0.0)- Cox,Aiden          (0.0)= 19-23=1 - 0
 13 = Humphreys,Scott  (0.5)- ( half point bye ) (0.0)=  4- 0=½    
 14 = Whitford,Matthew (1.0)- ( not paired )     (0.0)=  8- 0=0    
 15 = Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)- ( not paired )     (0.0)= 21- 0=0    

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 1

The round 1 results are below, with a total of 26 players competing. This is a 7 round event.

Round 1 results

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

Purdy Cup – final standings

Congratulations to Dean for winning all of his games. We start the 7 round (7 week) Hobsons Bay Cup event on the 4th May (may the fourth be with you!)

Purdy Cup final laddder

Pos   N  NAME                Rtg  PRtg Pts Buc1 BucT  
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  1   2  Hogg,Dean           1974 2326 5.0 13.0 
  2   4  Davis,Tony J        1797 1663 4.0 15.0 
  3   1  Beaumont,David      2017 1727 4.0 14.0 
  4  31  Maure,Eric             0 1253 4.0 10.5 
  5   7  Hogan,Steven        1518 1070 3.5 13.0 
  6  14  Saric,Sergey        1355 1111 3.5 12.5 
  7  20  McIntyre,Cameron     789 1162 3.5 11.0 13.0 
  8   5  Enano,Ronald        1602 1345 3.5 11.0 12.5 
  9  15  Paul,Cijo           1295 1041 3.0 14.0 
 10   9  Whitford,Matthew    1446 1174 3.0 13.0 
 11   6  Humphreys,Scott     1584  896 3.0 12.0 
 12  18  D'Souza,Nathan       975  702 3.0 11.5 
 13  10  Kirk,Ian            1410  746 3.0 11.0 
 14   8  Salanowski,Mark     1466  918 2.5 12.5 
 15  22  Beaumont,Archer      553 1527 2.5 11.0 
 16  28  Cox,Tyler              0  973 2.5 10.0 
 17  13  Mullen,Chris        1359  433 2.0 13.0 
 18  26  Condick,Peter          0 1174 2.0 11.5 
 19  12  McIntyre,Julian     1384  399 2.0 11.0 
 20  11  Nowak,Ruben         1408  570 2.0  9.5 11.0 
 21  21  Clerk,Max            695  768 2.0  9.5 10.5 
 22  29  Koci,Adem              0 1065 2.0  9.0 
 23  33  Kurian,Maksym        792  911 2.0  8.5 
 24  17  Matijas,Dejan       1011 1209 1.5 13.0 
 25  23  Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  533    0 1.5 10.0 
 26  32  Maure,Evangelino       0  587 1.0 10.5 
 27  19  Clerk,Felix          853  381 1.0  8.5 
 28  27  Cox,Aiden              0  337 0.5 11.5 
 29   3  Gusain,Daniel       1936    0 0.5 10.0 
 30  24  Watson,Nicolas       222  151 0.0 11.0 
 31  16  Lim,Neiss           1021 1217 0.0 10.0 11.0 
 32  25  Abraham,Robin          0    0 0.0 10.0 11.0 
 33  30  Mathew,Shashi          0  555 0.0  9.5 10.5 
 34  34  Gupta,Varun            0  175 0.0  9.5 10.5 

Purdy Cup – round 4

Tony and Dean remain undefeated, and they will decide the winner of the Purdy Cup next week.

Round 4 results

 1=Beaumont,David  (3.0)-Hogg,Dean          (3.0)= 1- 2=0-1
 2=Davis,Tony J    (3.0)-Hogan,Steven       (2.5)= 4- 7=1-0
 3=Salanowski,Mark (2.5)-Enano,Ronald       (2.0)= 8- 5=0-1
 4=Nowak,Ruben     (2.0)-Humphreys,Scott    (2.0)=11- 6=0-1
 5=Whitford,Matthew(2.0)-Paul,Cijo          (2.0)= 9-15=1-0
 6=Saric,Sergey    (2.0)-Kirk,Ian           (2.0)=14-10=1-0
 7=Beaumont,Archer (1.5)-Maure,Eric         (2.0)=22-31=0F-1F
 8=McIntyre,Cameron(1.5)-McIntyre,Julian    (1.5)=20-12=1-0
 9=Cox,Tyler       (1.5)-Clerk,Max          (1.0)=28-21=1-0
10=Mullen,Chris    (1.0)-Maure,Evangelino   (1.0)=13-32=1-0
11=Matijas,Dejan   (1.0)-Koci,Adem          (1.0)=17-29=0F-1F
12=Condick,Peter   (1.0)-Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(0.5)=26-23=1-0
13=Cox,Aiden       (0.5)-Clerk,Felix        (0.0)=27-19=0-1
14=Watson,Nicolas  (0.0)-D'Souza,Nathan     (1.0)=24-18=0-1
15=Gusain,Daniel   (0.5)-(not paired )      (0.0)= 3- 0=0    
16=Lim,Neiss       (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=16- 0=0    
17=Abraham,Robin   (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=25- 0=0    
18=Mathew,Shashi   (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=30- 0=0    
19=Kurian,Maksym   (1.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=33- 0=0    
20=Gupta,Varun     (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=34- 0=0    

Purdy Cup – round 3

Round 3 results

  1=Humphreys,Scott  (2.0)-Beaumont,David   (2.0)=  6- 1=0- 1
  2=Hogg,Dean        (2.0)-Whitford,Matthew (2.0)=  2- 9=1- 0
  3=Paul,Cijo        (2.0)-Davis,Tony J     (2.0)= 15- 4=0- 1
  4=Hogan,Steven     (1.5)-McIntyre,Cameron (1.5)=  7-20=1- 0
  5=Salanowski,Mark  (1.5)-Beaumont,Archer  (1.5)=  8-22=1- 0
  6=Enano,Ronald     (1.0)-Matijas,Dejan    (1.0)=  5-17=1- 0
  7=Kirk,Ian         (1.0)-Condick,Peter    (1.0)= 10-26=1- 0
  8=Koci,Adem        (1.0)-Nowak,Ruben      (1.0)= 29-11=0- 1
  9=Maure,Eric       (1.0)-Mullen,Chris     (1.0)= 31-13=1- 0
 10=Maure,Evangelino (1.0)-Saric,Sergey     (1.0)= 32-14=0- 1
 11=McIntyre,Julian  (0.5)-Cox,Aiden        (0.5)= 12-27=1- 0
 12=Bejjanki,Pranav  (0.5)-Cox,Tyler        (0.5)= 23-28=0- 1
 13=D'Souza,Nathan   (0.0)-Gupta,Varun      (0.0)= 18-34=1- 0
 14=Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)-Kurian,Maksym    (0.0)= 24-33=0- 1
 15=Clerk,Max        (0.0)-Clerk,Felix      (0.0)= 21-19=1F-0F
 16=Gusain,Daniel    (0.5)-( not paired )   (0.0)=  3- 0=0    
 17=Lim,Neiss        (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 16- 0=0    
 18=Abraham,Robin    (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 25- 0=0    
 19=Mathew,Shashi    (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 30- 0=0    

Allegro #1 – Fischer Random

Congratulations to Daniel winning all his games! The Nakhmanson Gambit (1: e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Nxe4 6. Nc3) and English Opening (1. c4) we’re voted equal 2nd, and will be the two themes for later in the year.

Crosstable

  N NAME                 Rtg  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5  
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  1 Gusain,Daniel        1936 5.0 | +B7   +W9   +B4   +W8   +B5   
  2 Hogan,Steven         1518 3.0 | +W8   -B5   -W10  +B12  +W3   
  3 Salanowski,Mark      1466 2.0 | -B9   +W6   -B7   +W13  -B2   
  4 Whitford,Matthew     1446 3.0 | +W10  +B13  -W1   -B5   +B7   
  5 Kirk,Ian             1410 3.0 | +B11  +W2   -B8   +W4   -W1   
  6 Mullen,Chris         1359 1.5 | =W12  -B3   +BYE  -W9   -B14  
  7 Saric,Sergey         1355 2.5 | -W1   +B12  +W3   =B10  -W4   
  8 Paul,Cijo            1295 2.0 | -B2   +W11  +W5   -B1   -W12  
  9 Matijas,Dejan        1011 3.5 | +W3   -B1   +W13  +B6   =W10  
 10 Kurian,Maksym         792 3.0 | -B4   +W14  +B2   =W7   =B9   
 11 Abraham,Robin    (W)    0 0.0 | -W5   -B8    --    --    --   
 12 Mathew,Shashi           0 2.5 | =B6   -W7   +B14  -W2   +B8   
 13 Maure,Eric              0 2.0 | +W14  -W4   -B9   -B3   +BYE  
 14 Minichelli,Felice    1326 2.0 | -B13  -B10  -W12  +BYE  +W6