Club champion bound to Under 16s Olympiad

Our reigning club champion (Vishal Bhat) is one of 5 players for Australia who will represent Australia at the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, which will be held in Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia, from 21-30 July 2016. Best wishes for this tournament Vishal, from everyone at the Hobsons Bay Chess Club. Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

A fundraising page has been setup for the entire team, see here. Please feel free to donate anything and support Vishal and also forward this link to anyone, who wish to support the chess passionate youngsters.

Rapid play rounds 1 and 2

The rapid play event has commenced at our new venue (108 Queen Street). Please see the results for round 1 and 2 and draw for the first round next week.
Round 1

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total

 1 Ravichandren, Niruthi 1443 [0]     .5:.5   Hogg, Dean       2036 [0]  
 2 Hibberd, Nathan       1812 [0]     .5:.5   Nowak, Ruben     1435 [0]  
 3 Hibberd, Aaron        832  [0]      0:1    Enano, Ronald    1777 [0]  
 4 Cheema, Mohammad      1728 [0]      1:0    Saric, Sergey    550  [0]  
 5 O'Leary, Mike         449  [0]      0:1    Hogan, Steven    1610 [0]  
 6 Ilic, Milan           1609 [0]      1:0    Bejjanki, Pranav      [0]  
 7 Doust, Aidan               [0]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark 1574 [0]  
 8 Richards, Derek       1512 [0]      1:0    Doust, Tim            [0]  
 9 Gusain, Daniel             [0]      0:1    Ramos, Tony      1487 [0]  
10 Russo, Guy            1450 [0]      1:0    Liu, William          [0]  
11 Liu, Jim                   [0]      0:1    Mullen, Chris    1382 [0]

Round 2

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Enano, Ronald    1777 [1]      1:0    Richards, Derek       1512 [1]  
 2 Salanowski, Mark 1574 [1]      0:1    Cheema, Mohammad      1728 [1]  
 3 Hogan, Steven    1610 [1]      0:1    Russo, Guy            1450 [1]  
 4 Ramos, Tony      1487 [1]      0:1    Ilic, Milan           1609 [1]  
 5 Mullen, Chris    1382 [1]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan       1812 [.5] 
 6 Nowak, Ruben     1435 [.5]     1:0    Ravichandren, Niruthi 1443 [.5] 
 7 Hogg, Dean       2036 [.5]     1:0    Hibberd, Aaron        832  [0]  
 8 Saric, Sergey    550  [0]      1:0    Doust, Aidan               [0]  
 9 Liu, William          [0]      0:1    O'Leary, Mike         449  [0]  
10 Bejjanki, Pranav      [0]      0:1    Gusain, Daniel             [0]  
11 Doust, Tim            [0]      0:1    Liu, Jim                   [0]

‘New’ Venue for Tuesday nights

Please note that the chess club will move back to our usual location from next Tuesday 21 June (the start of our rapid play event). The location is 108 Queen St Altona, the Salvation Army building on the corner of Queen and Bent St. The door is on the Bent St side of the building.

Lightning 2 results

Well 23 eager players turned up for the recent lightning event, and it was pleasing to see that everyone won at least one game. Dean came out on top, followed closely by Nathan and Niruthi. Nathan was looking like the winner until the final round when he was upset by Niruthi.

Place Name                  Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Hogg, Dean                      2036 6        20.5  29.5   24.0
  2   Hibberd, Nathan                 1812 5.5      21.0  30.0   24.5
  3   Ravichandren, Niruthi           1443 5        19.0  27.0   20.0
 4-7  Hogan, Steven                   1610 4.5      23.0  30.5   22.5
      Ilic, Milan                     1609 4.5      22.5  31.0   18.0
      Wang, Kayson                    1705 4.5      18.5  26.5   18.0
      Papac, Luka                     1637 4.5      17.0  24.0   15.5
 8-9  Mullen, Chris                   1382 4        15.5  21.5   13.0
      Russo, Guy                      1450 4        15.0  21.0   14.0
10-13 Saric, Sergey                   550  3.5      20.0  28.0   15.5
      McIntyre, Charlie               1399 3.5      18.5  26.0   13.5
      Gusain, Daniel                       3.5      17.5  24.5   15.5
      Nowak, Ruben                    1435 3.5      13.5  21.0    9.5
 14   Salanowski, Mark                1574 3        21.5  29.5   14.0
15-17 Bejjanki, Pranav                     2.5      18.5  25.0   12.5
      Doust, Tim                           2.5      15.5  21.5    9.5
      Liu, William                         2.5      14.5  21.0   10.0
 18   Richards, Derek                 1512 2        18.5  24.5   10.5
19-21 O'Leary, Mike                   449  1.5      16.0  22.0    4.0
      Liu, Jim                             1.5      15.0  20.5    6.5
      Doust, Aidan                         1.5      14.0  19.5    3.5

Hobsons Bay Cup – final round

Congratulations to Dean Hogg on winning this event undefeated. The final standings are below. Our next event will be a lightning night. I have also updated the current progress scores.

Place Name                    Feder Rtg  Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Hogg, Dean              VIC   2001 2018 7        23.0  31.0   28.0
 2-4  Ravichandren, Niruruthi VIC   1484 1150 5        22.0  28.5   17.0
      Hibberd, Nathan         VIC   1806 1769 5        21.0  31.5   21.0
      Cheema, Mohammad        VIC   1733 1780 5        20.0  29.5   21.0
 5-7  Davis, Tony J           VIC   1949 1873 4.5      21.0  30.0   19.5
      Salanowski, Mark        VIC   1491 1624 4.5      19.0  28.5   20.0
      Szuveges, Narelle S     VIC   1761 1675 4.5      16.0  24.5   15.5
8-12  Wang, Kayson            VIC   1702 1730 4        18.5  28.5   19.0
      Richards, Derek         VIC   1420 1523 4        17.0  23.0   17.0
      Ramos, Antonio          VIC   1531 1459 4        17.0  23.0   15.5
      Ilic, Milan             VIC   1647 1622 4        16.0  22.5   15.5
      Hogan, Steven           VIC   1623 1641 4        15.5  21.5   15.0
13-15 McIntyre, Charlie       VIC   1306 1437 3.5      19.5  27.0   18.0
      Humphreys, Scott        VIC   1728 1801 3.5      19.5  26.5   17.5
      Russo, Guy              VIC   1524      3.5      16.5  23.5   13.5
16-19 Nowak, Ruben            VIC   1556 1320 3        18.5  27.0   11.5
      Saric, Sergey           VIC        551  3        16.5  24.0   12.0
      Papac, Luka             VIC   1794      3        13.5  19.0   12.0
      Liu, Jim                                3        12.5  17.5    8.0
20-22 Mullen, Chris           VIC   1613 1382 2.5      20.0  28.0   13.5
      Wootten, Rory           VIC   1448 1236 2.5      18.5  26.0   12.0
      Liu, William                            2.5      11.0  17.5    5.5
23-26 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai    VIC             2        16.0  22.5    7.0
      O'Leary, Mike           VIC             2        14.0  19.0    7.0
      Doust, Jordan                           2        11.0  17.5    4.0
      Hibberd, Aaron          VIC        666  2         5.5  12.0    5.5
27-28 Gusain, Daniel          VIC             1.5      16.5  22.5    5.5
      Doust, Aidan                            1.5      14.0  19.0    5.0
29-30 Kostakakis, Angelo      VIC   1249 1233 1        17.0  22.5    6.0
      Downs, Andrew                           1         9.0  15.5    4.0
 31   Harris, Anthony         VIC   1762 1591 0.5       0.5   0.5    0.5
 32   Sheen, Daniel                           0         4.0   4.0    0.0

ACF ratings from June

The Australian Chess Federation publishes new ratings every quarter. The June ratings and the change in our club ratings can be found here. Congratulations to the following members who have increased their rating by more than 80! And a special cheer for Niruruthi, for an excellent improvement, who had the best improvement (293) in Australia.

Club member Jun-16 Change
Buzdar, Rashid 1551 87
Harris, Anthony 1683 92
Hibberd, Aaron 832 166
Nowak, Ruben 1435 115
Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1443 293
Wootten, Rory 1329 93

Hobsons Bay Cup Round 7 – final round

The draw for next week’s final round is below.

No Name                Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Salanowski, Mark    1491 1624 [4.5]     :     Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [6]  
 2 Hibberd, Nathan     1806 1769 [4.5]     :     Cheema, Mohammad        1733 1780 [4.5]
 3 Wang, Kayson        1702 1730 [4]       :     Davis, Tony J           1949 1873 [3.5]
 4 McIntyre, Charlie   1306 1437 [3.5]     :     Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [4]  
 5 Szuveges, Narelle S 1761 1675 [3.5]     :     Humphreys, Scott        1728 1801 [3.5]
 6 Hogan, Steven       1623 1641 [3]       :     Nowak, Ruben            1556 1320 [3]  
 7 Papac, Luka         1794      [3]       :     Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [3]  
 8 Ramos, Antonio      1531 1459 [3]       :     Saric, Sergey                551  [3]  
 9 Ilic, Milan         1647 1622 [3]       :     Mullen, Chris           1613 1382 [2.5]
10 Wootten, Rory       1448 1236 [2.5]     :     Russo, Guy              1524      [2.5]
11 Liu, Jim                      [2]       :     Doust, Aidan                      [1.5]
12 Liu, William                  [2]       :     O'Leary, Mike                     [1.5]
13 Kostakakis, Angelo  1249 1233 [1]       :     Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]  
14 Gusain, Daniel                [1]     .5:0    BYE