Lightning 3 results

Well done to Mohammad for winning with 6/7.

Next week is allegro, theme is the Botvinnik variation of the slav, opening moves 1: d4 d5 2: c4 c6 3: Nf3 Nf6 4: Bg5 dxc4 white to play.

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

  1   Cheema, Mohammad             1764 6        19.5  28.0   22.5
  2   Hibberd, Nathan              1913 5.5      20.0  29.5   23.0
  3   Wang, Kayson                 1698 5        20.0  28.5   19.0
  4   Hogan, Steven                1615 4.5      19.0  25.0   19.0
  5   Kissoon, Alvin               1800 4        16.5  24.5   15.0
 6-9  Gusain, Daniel               944  3.5      21.5  30.0   14.5
      Richards, Derek              1504 3.5      20.0  28.5   15.0
      Buzdar, Rashid               1551 3.5      18.5  25.0   15.5
      Saric, Sergey                726  3.5      17.5  25.0   13.5
 10   Salanowski, Mark             1609 3        18.0  24.5   13.5
11-13 Kostakakis, Angelo           1165 2.5      16.0  22.0    8.5
      Hibberd, Aaron               832  2.5      15.5  21.0    8.5
      Wootten, Rory                1254 2.5      14.5  19.0    8.5
 14   Liu, William                      2        15.5  20.0    7.5
 15   Liu, Tina                         0.5      15.0  21.5    3.0

Club championship players announced

The following people have qualified for the club championship. Well done to each of you! The championship will be a 7 game round robin, with each player playing everyone once. The remaining players will contest the reserves championship over the same period.

Dean Hogg, Tony Davis, Nathan Hibberd, Narelle Szuveges, Mohammad Cheema, Derek Richards, Kayson Wang, Mark Salanowski

Calling all Juniors!

The Wyndham City Council is running its annual chess tournament in November, and registrations open today! This is FREE, so I would recommend registering soon to avoid disappointment. Please see our page for further details.

It would be great for our younger members (or non-members) aged 6-13 to attend. The Tournament will be held on Friday 18 November at 6pm-9pm, at the Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Hwy, Werribee.

Koshnitsky Cup Round 7

Nathan and Dean were our joint winners of this event. Congratulations! Final standings and last round results are below.
Final Standings:

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

 1-2  Hibberd, Nathan          1838 1812 6        22.5  32.0   23.0
      Hogg, Dean               2000 2036 6        22.5  30.5   26.0
  3   Davis, Tony              1910 1930 5.5      24.0  33.5   23.5
 4-5  Szuveges, Narelle        1765 1654 5        19.5  26.5   22.0
      Salanowski, Mark         1531 1574 5        19.0  27.0   19.0
 6-7  Ramos, Antonio           1531 1487 4.5      18.0  25.0   17.0
      Richards, Derek          1426 1512 4.5      16.0  22.5   17.0
 8-9  Wang, Kayson             1677 1705 4        21.0  29.0   19.5
      Cheema, Mohammad         1749 1728 4        19.5  28.5   17.0
10-14 Gusain, Daniel                     3.5      21.5  30.0   18.0
      Minichelli, Felice            1408 3.5      20.0  27.5   16.0
      Nowak, Ruben             1556 1435 3.5      18.5  26.5   17.0
      Dogaris, George          1319 793  3.5      17.0  24.0   14.5
      Hogan, Steven            1614 1610 3.5      16.5  22.0   14.0
15-20 Hibberd, Aaron                832  3        17.5  26.0   12.0
      O'Leary, Mike                 449  3        16.0  22.0   10.0
      Saric, Sergey                 550  3        14.5  20.5   12.0
      McIntyre, Charlie        1352 1399 3        13.5  20.5   10.0
      Schoenfisch, Mark                  3        13.5  18.0   10.0
      Shelev, Petar                      3        12.0  16.5    9.0
21-24 Kostakakis, Angelo       1243 1157 2        16.0  24.0    9.0
      Bejjanki, Pranav                   2        14.0  19.0    9.0
      Doust, Aidan                       2        12.0  18.0    5.0
      Liu, Jim                           2        11.5  16.0    6.0
25-28 Withers, Jeremy                    1        17.5  25.0    6.0
      Liu, Tina                          1        16.5  22.0    2.5
      Batra, Vedant                      1        13.5  19.5    2.0
      Liu, William                       1        13.5  19.0    3.0

Round 7 results:

No Name              Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Szuveges, Narelle 1765 1654 [4.5]   .5:.5   Davis, Tony        1910 1930 [5]  
 2 Wang, Kayson      1677 1705 [4]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan    1838 1812 [5]  
 3 Hogg, Dean        2000 2036 [5]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1556 1435 [3.5]
 4 Salanowski, Mark  1531 1574 [4]      1:0    Minichelli, Felice      1408 [3.5]
 5 Richards, Derek   1426 1512 [3.5]    1:0    Dogaris, George    1319 793  [3.5]
 6 Ramos, Antonio    1531 1487 [3.5]    1:0    Gusain, Daniel               [3.5]
 7 Cheema, Mohammad  1749 1728 [3]      +:-    Hibberd, Aaron          832  [3]  
 8 Hogan, Steven     1614 1610 [2.5]    1:0    Schoenfisch, Mark            [3]  
 9 Saric, Sergey          550  [2]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo 1243 1157 [2]  
10 Bejjanki, Pranav            [2]      -:+    O'Leary, Mike           449  [2]  
11 Shelev, Petar               [2]      1:0    Withers, Jeremy              [1]  
12 Batra, Vedant               [1]      0:1    Doust, Aidan                 [1]  
13 Liu, Jim                    [1]      1:0    Liu, William                 [1]  
14 Liu, Tina                   [.5]    .5:0    BYE

Koshnitsky Cup Round 6

Well, round 6 saw Dean pulled back to the chasing field. Well done Nathan. 3 players now on 5 points, and 3 more within a point.
Round 6 results

No Name               Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hibberd, Nathan    1838 1812 [4]      1:0    Hogg, Dean        2000 2036 [5]  
 2 Davis, Tony        1910 1930 [4]      1:0    Wang, Kayson      1677 1705 [4]  
 3 Szuveges, Narelle  1765 1654 [3.5]    1:0    Cheema, Mohammad  1749 1728 [3]  
 4 Gusain, Daniel               [3.5]    0:1    Salanowski, Mark  1531 1574 [3]  
 5 Nowak, Ruben       1556 1435 [3]     .5:.5   Richards, Derek   1426 1512 [3]  
 6 Minichelli, Felice      1408 [3]     .5:.5   Ramos, Antonio    1531 1487 [3]  
 7 Dogaris, George    1319 793  [2.5]    1:0    Hogan, Steven     1614 1610 [2.5]
 8 Kostakakis, Angelo 1243 1157 [2]      0:1    McIntyre, Charlie 1352 1399 [2]  
 9 Hibberd, Aaron          832  [2]      1:0    Saric, Sergey          550  [2]  
10 O'Leary, Mike           449  [2]      0:1    Schoenfisch, Mark           [2]  
11 Liu, William                 [1]      0:1    Shelev, Petar               [1]  
12 Batra, Vedant                [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim                    [1]  
13 Liu, Tina                    [.5]     0:1    BYE

 

Well, there is the Best in the West!

It was again a very successful weekend, with over 90 participants, with 1st prize being shared between 4 players (James Morris, Domagoj Dragicevic, Carl Gorka and Kris Chan), each on 4.5 / 5. Also, Sergey was able to finish equal first in his rating group and score biggest upset by beating a 1500 player, which earned $200. Well done Sergey on a terrific tournament!!

Please join me in thanking Tony Davis for his work over the previous months to get the players together and run a terrific tournament, and Ved Bhat for taking these photos and making them available.

THE CUP!bitw-2016-4bitw-2016-3           Biggest upset winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall winners (joint)bitw-2016-1

Rating group winnersbitw-2016-2

Koshnitsky Cup Round 5

Dean continues to extend his lead. But 12 players have now scored at least 3 points from 5 games.

Round 5 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean        2000 2036 [4]      1:0    Szuveges, Narelle  1765 1654 [3.5]
 2 Richards, Derek   1426 1512 [3]      0:1    Davis, Tony        1910 1930 [3]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan   1838 1812 [3]      1:0    Salanowski, Mark   1531 1574 [3]  
 4 Wang, Kayson      1677 1705 [3]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1556 1435 [3]  
 5 Dogaris, George   1319 793  [2.5]    0:1    Gusain, Daniel               [2.5]
 6 McIntyre, Charlie 1352 1399 [2]      0:1    Cheema, Mohammad   1749 1728 [2]  
 7 Hibberd, Aaron         832  [2]      0:1    Ramos, Antonio     1531 1487 [2]  
 8 Saric, Sergey          550  [2]      0:1    Minichelli, Felice      1408 [2]  
 9 Bejjanki, Pranav            [2]      -:+    O'Leary, Mike           449  [1]  
10 Hogan, Steven     1614 1610 [1.5]    1:0    Doust, Aidan                 [1]  
11 Liu, Jim                    [1]      0:1    Kostakakis, Angelo 1243 1157 [1]  
12 Schoenfisch, Mark           [1]      1:0    Liu, Tina                    [.5] 
13 Batra, Vedant               [0]      0:1    Liu, William                 [0]