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
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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.

Purdy Cup final round results

Dean and Ronald played out a draw in the final round, so Dean won the event on 4.5/5. This also qualifies him to play in the Club Championship later in the year. Congratulations Dean!

Round 5 (Final round) results

 1 = Enano,Ronald         ( 3.5) - Hogg,Dean            ( 4.0) =   7 -   1 = ½ - ½
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  2 = Beaumont,David       ( 3.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 3.0) =   2 -  13 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 3.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 3.0) =   4 -  19 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Hogan,Steven         ( 3.0) - Ilic,Milan           ( 3.0) =  11 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Johns,Brent          ( 2.5) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.5) =  23 -   5 = 0 - 1
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  6 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 2.0) =   9 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Ryan,Isaac           ( 2.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) =  10 -  21 = 1F-0F
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  8 = Russo,Guy            ( 2.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 2.0) =  12 -  37 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Hunt,Philip E        ( 2.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) =  20 -  15 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 2.0) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 2.0) =  24 -  16 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.5) - Richards,Derek       ( 2.0) =   6 -  14 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  39 -   0 = 1    
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 13 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.5) - Kurian,Max           ( 1.0) =  29 -  36 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Minic,Branislav      ( 1.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  33 -  26 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) - Mathew,Daniel        ( 1.0) =  22 -  32 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Tagala,Randy         ( 1.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) =  35 -  28 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.5) =  38 -  27 = 0 - 1

Final Standings

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  4.5   1     Hogg,Dean                 | 2034 2037 VIC |    13.5 
  2  4.0   7     Enano,Ronald              | 1708 1520 VIC |    13.0 
  3  4.0   2     Beaumont,David            | 1996 1758 VIC |    12.5 
  4  4.0   4     Gusain,Daniel             | 1868 1676 VIC |    12.0 
  5  4.0   8     Ilic,Milan                | 1581 1514 VIC |     9.0 
  6  3.5   5 WIM Szuveges,Narelle S        | 1735 2150 VIC |    11.5 
  7  3.0   3  CM Davis,Tony J          (W) | 1903 2154 VIC |    13.0 
  8  3.0  11     Hogan,Steven              | 1467 1381 VIC |    12.5    14.5 
  9  3.0  13     Nowak,Ruben               | 1439 1377 VIC |    12.5    14.0 
 10  3.0  19     Minichelli,Felice         | 1251 1591 VIC |    12.0    14.0 
 11  3.0  16     Ramos,Antonio             | 1356 1195 VIC |    12.0    12.5 
 12  3.0  10     Ryan,Isaac                | 1542 1047 AUS |    11.0 
 13  3.0  20     Hunt,Philip E             | 1090 1465 VIC |    10.5 
 14  3.0   9     Salanowski,Mark           | 1556 1091 VIC |    10.0 
 15  3.0  37     Saric,Sergey              | 1129 1176 VIC |     9.0 
 16  2.5   6     Humphreys,Scott           | 1713 1303 VIC |    11.5    13.5 
 17  2.5  23     Johns,Brent               |  985 1026 VIC |    11.5    13.0 
 18  2.0  14     Richards,Derek            | 1430 1193 VIC |    14.0 
 19  2.0  15     McIntyre,Charlie          | 1400 1235 VIC |    13.5 
 20  2.0  12     Russo,Guy                 | 1464  898 VIC |    12.5 
 21  2.0  17     Mullen,Chris              | 1351  755 VIC |    12.0    14.0 
 22  2.0  36     Kurian,Max                |    0  887 VIC |    12.0    13.0 
 23  2.0  21     McIntyre,Julian           | 1054  755 VIC |    11.5 
 24  2.0  22     Whitford,Matthew          | 1037  944 VIC |    11.0    12.5 
 25  2.0  25     Davis,Sophie          (W) |  845 1447 VIC |    11.0    12.5 
 26  2.0  24     Kostakakis,Angelo         |  886  846 AUS |    11.0    11.5 
 27  2.0  26     Clerk,Max                 |  631  922 VIC |    10.5 
 28  2.0  35     Tagala,Randy              |    0 1022     |     9.0 
 29  1.5  29     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  352  618 VIC |    11.0 
 30  1.5  27     Deraniyagala,Kevin        |  520  631 VIC |     9.5 
 31  1.0  18     Wootten,Rory          (W) | 1318 1234 VIC |    12.0 
 32  1.0  34     Pope,Roger            (W) |    0  551 VIC |     9.5    11.0 
 33  1.0  33     Minic,Branislav           |    0   27 VIC |     9.5    10.0 
 34  1.0  39     Watson,Nicolas            |    0  551 VIC |     9.5     9.5 
 35  1.0  32     Mathew,Daniel             |    0  680 VIC |     9.0    11.0 
 36  1.0  28     Clerk,Felix               |  436  363 VIC |     9.0     9.5 
 37  1.0  31     Hell,Alex             (W) |    0  352 AUS |     8.0 
 38  0.0  38     Nawar,Mena                |    0    0 VIC |     9.5 
 39  0.0  30     Royston,Zac           (W) |  100  412 VIC |     8.0

Purdy Cup round 4

This round saw a few absences, some planned, others not notified.

Round 4 results

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