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Western Events – final results

Please see attached the cross tables for the Western Masters, Western Major and Western Minor and the final standings for the Western Swiss.

Congratulations to each of the winners, who will get their name on the perpetual trophy.

  • Western Masters – Joemar & Hamish – 3.5/5 final score
  • Western Major – Rheyansh – 5/5
  • Western Minor – Steve – 4/5
  • Western Swiss – Ian – 5/5

Next week we will commence the 7 round Koshnitsky Cup, FIDE rated, swiss event. This is the final opportunity to accumulate points towards club championship qualification. Best wishes to all players who take part.

Western Masters

Pos NAME             T  Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6
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  1  Hogg,Dean          0.5  |  *   ½   0   -   -   0
  2  Ly,Thai            2.5  |  ½   *   1   0   ½   ½
  3  Lacson,Joemar      3.5  |  1   0   *   1   ½   1
  4  Herlihy,Brian      2.0  |  +   1   0   *   0   0
  5  Davis,Tony J    CM 3.0  |  +   ½   ½   1   *   0
  6  Bassig,Hamish      3.5  |  1   ½   0   1   1   * 

Western Major

 Pos NAME                 Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6 
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  1  Smith,Jack           3.0  |  *   1   +   -   0   1  
  2  Paul,Cijo            3.0  |  0   *   1   0   1   1  
  3  Cajes,Conrado        0.5  |  -   0   *   0   ½   -  
  4  Annapureddy,Rheyansh 5.0  |  +   1   1   *   1   1  
  5  Whitford,Matthew     1.5  |  1   0   ½   0   *   0  
  6  McIntyre,Julian      2.0  |  0   0   +   0   1   *

Western Minor

 Pos  NAME                Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6 
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  1   Szuveges,Narelle S  3.0  |  *   0   1   1   0   1  
  2   Hogan,Steven        4.0  |  1   *   1   +   1   0  
  3   Krishnan,Anirudh    2.0  |  0   0   *   1   0   1  
  4   Saric,Sergey        1.5  |  0   -   0   *   1   ½  
  5   Nowak,Ruben         2.0  |  1   0   1   0   *   0  
  6   Paul,Nikash         2.5  |  0   1   0   ½   1   *  

Western Swiss

Pos NAME                Rtg  PRtg Pts    Buc1   
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  1 Kirk,Ian            1294 1885 5.0    11.0 
  2 Davis,Sophie        1144 1129 3.5    11.0 
  3 Condick,Peter       1134  968 3.0    13.0 
  4 De Rooy,Jack        1121  729 3.0    11.5 
  5 De Rooy,Samuel       793  601 3.0     9.5 
  6 Galia,Aaryan        1183  853 3.0     8.5 
  7 Maure,Eric          1270 1110 2.5    15.0 
  8 Lim,Neiss           1045  905 2.5    14.5 
  9 Maistry,Jezreel        0  597 2.0    10.5 
 10 Kostakakis,Angelo    855  799 1.5    15.0 
 11 Wilkinson,Greg         0  779 1.5    10.5 
 12 Chettri,Vedish         0  940 1.0    10.5 
 13 Liu,Tina               0    0 1.0     8.5 
 14 Clerk,Max            736  121 0.5    10.5 
 15 Eldridge,Dylan         0  164 0.0     9.0

Western events update

As we approach the final round of this series of tournaments, it’s time for an update. The final round will be played in a fortnight’s time (26 July).

Skittles (Losing points lightning)

Next week (19th July) we will play our annual skittles lightning event. For our President, this is the best short-form we play each year. It will involve all players commencing on a certain number of points based on rating, with points lost for losing or drawing games. Once players reach 0 points, they are eliminated, until we have only the winner standing.

Ever wanted the chance to eliminate your best mate from a tournament, this is your chance. In the first two years of playing the event, our President finished dead last and first. We never know what will happen – well he certainly doesn’t!. 😉

Hoping to see many players up for a night of light hearted fun.

Masters cross table after 4 rounds

Pos  N NAME              Elo   T  Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6 
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 1   1  Hogg,Dean         2005     0.5  |  *   ½   0   -   .   0  
 2   2  Ly,Thai           1962     2.5  |  ½   *   1   .   ½   ½  
 3   3  Lacson,Joemar     1912     2.5  |  1   0   *   1   ½   .  
 4   4  Herlihy,Brian     1837     1.0  |  +   .   0   *   0   0  
 5   5  Davis,Tony J      1818  CM 2.0  |  .   ½   ½   1   *   0  
 6   6  Bassig,Hamish     1806     3.5  |  1   ½   .   1   1   *

Major cross table after 4 rounds

Pos  N NAME                 Elo   T Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6 
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 1   1  Smith,Jack           1721   1.0  |  *   1   a   -   .   a  
 2   2  Paul,Cijo            1686   3.0  |  0   *   1   .   1   1  
 3   3  Cajes,Conrado        1661   0.5  |  a   0   *   0   ½   .  
 4   4  Annapureddy,Rheyansh 1636   3.0  |  +   .   1   *   1   a  
 5   5  Whitford,Matthew     1633   0.5  |  .   0   ½   0   *   0  
 6   6  McIntyre,Julian      1556   1.0  |  a   0   .   a   1   *

Minor cross table after 4 rounds

 Pos   N NAME                 Elo   T  Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6 
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  1   1  Szuveges,Narelle S   1551 WIM 3.0  |  *   0   1   1   .   1  
  2   2  Hogan,Steven         1545     3.0  |  1   *   1   .   1   0  
  3   3  Krishnan,Anirudh     1412     0.0  |  0   0   *   a   0   .  
  4   4  Saric,Sergey         1410     1.5  |  0   .   a   *   1   ½  
  5   5  Nowak,Ruben          1407     1.0  |  .   0   1   0   *   a  
  6   6  Paul,Nikash          1366     1.5  |  0   1   .   ½   a   *

Swiss pairing for round 5 (provisional)

1 = Condick,Peter    (3.0) - Kirk,Ian           (4.0) = 5 - 1
2 = Lim,Neiss        (2.5) - Davis,Sophie       (2.5) =15 - 4
3 = Maure,Eric       (2.5) - Galia,Aaryan       (2.0) = 2 - 3
4 = De Rooy,Samuel   (2.0) - Maistry,Jezreel    (2.0) = 8 -13
5 = De Rooy,Jack     (2.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo  (1.5) = 6 - 7
6 = Liu,Tina         (1.0) - Chettri,Vedish     (1.0) =12 -10
7 = Clerk,Max        (0.5) - ( bye )            (0.0) = 9 - 0
8 = Wilkinson,Greg   (1.5) - ( not paired )     (0.0) =14 - 0
9 = Eldridge,Dylan   (0.0) - ( not paired )     (0.0) =11 - 0

Hobson Bay Cup Juniors 2022 Final Standings

The Juniors have completed their Hobsons Bay Cup, with full results available here. But a summary of the top place getters is below:

Open Under 1000 category

  • Champion: Ma,Yat Alfred (medal + certificate)
  • 1st Runner up: Mogullapalli,Advaith (certificate)
  • 2nd Runner up: Nadella,Hitansh (certificate)

Girls Category

  • Champion: Arumalla,Anjana Reddy (medal + certificate)
  • 1st Runner up: Santoso,Crystin (certificate)
  • 2nd Runner up: Syed,Habibah  (certificate)

Open Under 500 category

  • Champion: Cyrus, Noah (medal + certificate)
  • 1st Runner up: Schreiber,Kenny (certificate)
  • 2nd Runner up: Prideaux,Heidi (certificate)

Arbiter Award for most improved- Abby Chan (certificate)

Western Masters events coming soon!

I hope that you are looking forward to a well attended Western Masters series.

The Western Masters will be played over 5 weeks from 21 June. If you will be away week 1 or will be late arriving please advise Steven so he can include you in the pairings. The event is a round robin, played over 5 weeks with players paired with opponents with a similar rating as follows:

  • Western Masters Round Robin – Players 1 to 6
  • Western Major Round Robin – Players 7 to 12
  • Western Minor Round Robin – Players 13 to 18
  • Western Swiss – Remaining Players

 If you are unavailable for a week, this can be accommodated as we will have a week off for lightning between rounds 4 and 5. Players are free to play catch-up games that evening.

Lightning results

Please see the standings from this week’s FAST event. Well done to Hamish.

Lightning Standings

Pos   N     NAME                   Rtg  PRtg Pts 
-------------------------------------------------
  1   1     Bassig,Hamish          1806 1915 6.5 
  2  15  CM Davis,Tony J           1818 1646 5.5 
  3   6     Nowak,Ruben            1407 1464 5.5 
  4  16     Davis,Sophie           1144 1099 4.0 
  5   4     McIntyre,Julian        1556  954 4.0
  6   8     Kirk,Ian               1294  996 4.0
  7   2     Paul,Cijo              1686 1449 3.5
  8   3     Walkerden,Christian    1577 1221 3.0
  9   9     Clerk,Max               736 1036 3.0
 10   5     Hogan,Steven           1545  779 3.0
 11  12     Ma,Alfred                 0  624 3.0
 12   7     Paul,Nikash            1366 1643 2.0
 13  10     Eldridge,Dylan            0  911 2.0
 14  13     Maistry,Jezreel           0  221 2.0
 15  14     Prideaux,Heidi            0  337 2.0
 16  11     Liu,Tina                  0  482 1.0

Hobsons Bay Cup – final results

Please find result of Round 7 and final standing for Hobson Bay Cup 2022.

Congratulations to Dean Hogg for coming out on top with 6.5 points out of 7 games!

Round 7 results

 1 = Cajes,Conrado        (4.0)-Hogg,Dean          (5.5)= 9- 2=0-1
 2 = Davis,Tony J         (5.0)-Szuveges,Narelle S (4.0)= 4- 5=1-0
 3 = Paul,Nikash          (3.5)-Hari,Dhruv         (3.5)= 8-33=0-1
 4 = Annapureddy,Rheyansh (3.5)-Davis,Sophie       (3.0)=11-22=1-0
 5 = Whitford,Matthew     (2.5)-De Rooy,Jack       (2.5)= 7-31=0-1
 6 = Saric,Sergey         (2.5)-Richards,Derek     (2.5)=15-13=1-0
 7 = Clerk,Max            (2.5)-McIntyre,Julian    (2.5)=26-16=0-1
 8 = Matijas,Dejan        (2.5)-De Rooy,Samuel     (2.0)=17-32=1-0
 9 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       (2.0)-Herlihy,Brian      (2.0)=23-36=0-1
10 = Kirk,Ian             (2.0)-Kostakakis,Angelo  (1.0)=20-25=1-0
11 = Mogullupalli,Advaith (1.0)-Pramod,Rishaan     (0.0)=38-35=½-½
12 = Hogan,Steven         (4.0)- ( not paired )
13 = Hibberd,Nathan       (3.5)- ( not paired )
14 = Beaumont,David       (3.5)- ( not paired )
15 = Enano,Ronald         (3.0)- ( not paired )
16 = Condick,Peter        (3.0)- ( not paired )
17 = Chettri,Vedish       (3.0)- ( not paired )
18 = Krishnan,Anirudh     (2.5)- ( not paired )
19 = Maure,Eric           (2.5)- ( not paired )
20 = Salanowski,Mark      (2.0)- ( not paired )
21 = Wilkinson,Greg       (2.0)- ( not paired )
22 = Hibberd,Aaron        (1.5)- ( not paired )
23 = Galia,Aaryan         (1.0)- ( not paired )
24 = Christian,Gavin      (1.0)- ( not paired )
25 = Santoso,Crystin      (1.0)- ( not paired )
26 = Liu,Tina             (1.0)- ( not paired )
27 = Mahajan,Laksh        (0.0)- ( not paired )

Standings

Pos NAME                Pts   1     2     3     4     5     6     7  
 1 Hogg,Dean            6.5 =BYE  +B12  +W3   +B8   +W2   +W6   +B5
 2 Davis,Tony J         6.0 +B15  +W21  +B5   +W9   -B1   +W8   +W7
 3 Annapureddy,Rheyansh 4.5 =BYE  +W24  -B1   +W23  -B8   +F14  +W18
 4 Hari,Dhruv           4.5  --   +W34  +B21  -F24  =B22  +W10  +B8
 5 Cajes,Conrado        4.0 +W26  +B11  -W2   +F10  -B6   +W12  -W1
 6 Hogan,Steven         4.0 +B31  -W9   +B32  +W12  +W5   -B1    --
 7 Szuveges,Narelle S   4.0 +W17  -B10  +W22  =BYE  +B13  =W23  -B2
 8 Paul,Nikash          3.5 +B18  =W13  +B27  -W1   +W3   -B2   -W4
 9 Beaumont,David       3.5 +W22  +B6   +W10  -B2   =BYE   --    --
10 Saric,Sergey         3.5 +B35  +W7   -B9   -F5   =W16  -B4   +W21
11 Hibberd,Nathan       3.5 +B32  -W5   +B15  +W13  =BYE   --    --
12 Matijas,Dejan        3.5 +B36  -W1   +F18  -B6   =W25  -B5   +W29
13 McIntyre,Julian      3.5 +W38  =B8   +W16  -B11  -W7    --   +B25
14 De Rooy,Jack         3.5  --   -W18  =B26  +W15  +F32  -F3   +B23
15 Kirk,Ian             3.0 -W2   +B25  -W11  -B14  -W19  +B30  +W33
16 Enano,Ronald         3.0 =BYE  +W28  -B13  +W27  =B10   --    -- 
17 Condick,Peter        3.0 -B7   +W36  -F28  +B33  +F28   --    -- 
18 Davis,Sophie         3.0 -W8   +B14  -F12  =W21  =B27  +W22  -B3 
19 Herlihy,Brian        3.0  --    --    --   +W37  +B15   --   +B26
20 Chettri,Vedish       3.0  --    --    --   +W30  +B26  +W27   -- 
21 Richards,Derek       2.5 +W25  -B2   -W4   =B18  -W24  +B33  -B10
22 Maure,Eric           2.5 -B9   +W35  -B7   +F31  =W4   -B18   -- 
23 Whitford,Matthew     2.5 =BYE  =BYE   --   -B3   +W33  =B7   -W14
24 Krishnan,Anirudh     2.5 =BYE  -B3   +W29  -F4   +B21   --    -- 
25 Clerk,Max            2.5 -B21  -W15  +B38  +W32  =B12   --   -W13
26 Waadhwa,Ehsaas       2.0 -B5    --   =W14  =B29  -W20  +B37  -W19
27 Wilkinson,Greg       2.0 +BYE  =BYE  -W8   -B16  =W18  -B20   -- 
28 Salanowski,Mark      2.0 =BYE  -B16  +F17  =BYE  -F17   --    -- 
29 De Rooy,Samuel       2.0  --   =W31  -B24  =W26  +B37   --   -B12
30 Mogullupalli,Advaith 1.5  --    --    --   -B20  +BYE  -W15  =W37
31 Hibberd,Aaron        1.5 -W6   =B29  =W33  -F22  =BYE   --    -- 
32 Galia,Aaryan         1.0 -W11  +B33  -W6   -B25  -F14   --    -- 
33 Kostakakis,Angelo    1.0 =BYE  -W32  =B31  -W17  -B23  -W21  -B15
34 Liu,Tina             1.0  --   -B4   -W35  =BYE  =BYE   --    -- 
35 Christian,Gavin      1.0 -W10  -B22  +B34   --    --    --    -- 
36 Santoso,Crystin      1.0 -W12  -B17  +BYE   --    --    --    -- 
37 Pramod,Rishaan       0.5  --    --    --   -B19  -W29  -W26  =B30
38 Mahajan,Laksh        0.0 -B13   --   -W25   --    --    --    --