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Purdy Cup – final results

Congrats to Bruce, remaining undefeated (as was Dean) but coming out the winner of this event! The final cross table is below. Next week is the start of the 7 round Hobsons Bay cup, please be at the club by 7:20pm to confirm you are playing and so the draw can be prepared in time.

Round 5 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  Total
 1 Hogg, Dean        2000 1999 [3.5]   .5:.5   Williams, Bruce   2020 2060 [4]  
 2 Humphreys, Scott  1703 1724 [3]      1:0    Hogan, Steven     1576 1532 [3.5]
 3 Davis, Tony       1873 1892 [3]      1:0    Hibberd, Nathan   1942 1977 [3]  
 4 Gusain, Daniel    1725 1562 [2]      1:0    Enano, Ronald     1705 1741 [2.5]
 5 McIntyre, Charlie 1404 1444 [2]      0:1    Saric, Sergey     1422 875  [2.5]
 6 Nowak, Ruben      1564 1476 [2]     .5:.5   Richards, Derek   1445 1483 [2]  
 7 Bejjanki, Pranav       409  [1.5]    0:1    Edwards, Regina   1512 1363 [2]  
 8 O'Leary, Mike          271  [1]      0:1    Mullen, Chris     1577 1390 [1]  
 9 Trofimovs, Joel             [1]      0:1    Whitford, Matthew 1417 708  [1]  
10 Castles, Tommy              [1]      0:1    Wootten, Rory     1426 1255 [2]  
11 Liu, Jim               528  [.5]     0:1    Liu, William           257  [0]

Final cross table, in rating order, not score order

No  Name              Feder Rtg   1    2    3    4    5
1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6:W 11:W  2:D
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3:W  9:D  1:D
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2:L  8:W  4:L
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5:W  7:W  3:W
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4:L 12:W  8:L
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1:L 10:W  9:W
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14:W  4:L   : 
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15:W  3:L  5:W
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18:W  2:D  6:L
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16:W  6:L 11:D
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 13:W  1:L 10:D
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25:W  5:L 18:L
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 11:L 20:D 23:W
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7:L 18:-   : 
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8:L 23:W 22:W
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10:L 19:+ 27:W
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 22:-   :    : 
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9:L 14:+ 12:W
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D 16:- 26:W
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23:L 13:D 24:L
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24:W 22:-   : 
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 17:- 21:+ 15:L
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20:W 15:L 13:L
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21:L 27:L 20:W
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:L   :    : 
26. Trofimovs, Joel                :    :    :  28:  19:L
27. Castles, Tommy                 :    :    :  24:W 16:L
28. Strijker, Finn                 :    :    :  26:L   :

 

Purdy Cup Round 4

Well, games in round 4 went mostly according to rating, except Steven keeps doing really well, drawing against Dean! The cross table is below. Note chess will next be on 18 April. Finally, welcome to new players Joel, Finn and Tommy, great to have you guys playing.

Round 4 results

 1 Hogan, Steven     1576 1532 [3]     .5:.5   Hogg, Dean        2000 1999 [3]  
 2 Williams, Bruce   2020 2060 [3]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben      1564 1476 [2]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan   1942 1977 [2]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel    1725 1562 [2]  
 4 Salanowski, Mark  1559 1668 [2]      0:1    Davis, Tony       1873 1892 [2]  
 5 Richards, Derek   1445 1483 [2]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott  1703 1724 [2]  
 6 Enano, Ronald     1705 1741 [1.5]    1:0    McIntyre, Charlie 1404 1444 [2]  
 7 Harris, Alexander 1367 1387 [1]      -:+    Saric, Sergey     1422 875  [1.5]
 8 Edwards, Regina   1512 1363 [1]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike          271  [1]  
 9 Whitford, Matthew 1417 708  [1]      -:+    Wootten, Rory     1426 1255 [1]  
10 Bejjanki, Pranav       409  [.5]     +:-    Doust, Aidan           503  [1]  
11 Mullen, Chris     1577 1390 [.5]    .5:.5   Liu, Jim               528  [0]  
12 Liu, William           257  [0]      0:1    Castles, Tommy              [0]  
13 Strijker, Finn              [0]      0:1    Trofimovs, Joel             [0]

Current cross table

1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6:W 11:W
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3:W  9:D
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2:L  8:W
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5:W  7:W
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4:L 12:W
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1:L 10:W
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14:W  4:L
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15:W  3:L
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18:W  2:D
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16:W  6:L
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 13:W  1:L
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25:W  5:L
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 11:L 20:D
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7:L 18:-
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8:L 23:W
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10:L 19:+
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 22:-   : 
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9:L 14:+
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D 16:-
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23:L 13:D
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24:W 22:-
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 17:- 21:+
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20:W 15:L
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21:L 27:L
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:L   : 
26. Trofimovs, Joel                :    :    :  28: 
27. Castles, Tommy                 :    :    :  24:W
28. Strijker, Finn                 :    :    :  26:L

 

Purdy Cup Round 3

Well, games in round 3 went mostly according to rating. Three players are undefeated after 3 rounds.The cross table is below.

Current cross table

1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6:W
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3:W
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2:L
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5:W
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4:L
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1:L
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14:W
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15:W
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18:W
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16:W
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 13:W
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25:W
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 11:L
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7:L
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8:L
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10:L
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 22:-
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9:L
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23:L
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24:W
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 17:-
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20:W
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21:L
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:L

Purdy Cup round 2

Well, Steven Hogan had a good night out last week, beating Tony Davis. Other games went pretty much according to ratings. Seven players are undefeated after 2 rounds.The cross table is below.

Current cross table

1.  Williams, Bruce         2020 12:W  8:W  6: 
2.  Hogg, Dean              2000 13:W  7:W  3: 
3.  Hibberd, Nathan         1942 14:W 11:W  2: 
4.  Davis, Tony             1873 15:W  9:L  5: 
5.  Enano, Ronald           1705 16:W 18:D  4: 
6.  Humphreys, Scott        1703 17:W 25:W  1: 
7.  Salanowski, Mark        1559 19:W  2:L 14: 
8.  Gusain, Daniel          1725 20:W  1:L 15: 
9.  Hogan, Steven           1576 21:W  4:W 18: 
10. Richards, Derek         1445 18:L 22:W 16: 
11. Nowak, Ruben            1564 24:W  3:L 17: 
12. McIntyre, Charlie       1404  1:L 24:W 25: 
13. Mullen, Chris           1577  2:L 19:D 22: 
14. Harris, Alexander       1367  3:L 20:W  7: 
15. Edwards, Regina         1512  4:L 21:W  8: 
16. Wootten, Rory           1426  5:L 23:W 10: 
17. Dogaris, George         1368  6:L   :- 11: 
18. Saric, Sergey           1422 10:W  5:D  9: 
19. Whitford, Matthew       1417  7:L 13:D   :D
20. Liu, Jim                      8:L 14:L 23: 
21. Doust, Aidan                  9:L 15:L 24: 
22. Bejjanki, Pranav               :D 10:L 13: 
23. O'Leary, Mike                25:L 16:L 20: 
24. Liu, William                 11:L 12:L 21: 
25. Thomas, Geoff                23:W  6:L 12:

Purdy Cup Round 1

We had 25 people start in the Purdy Cup on Tuesday, named after CJS Purdy, shown here, although his son was also no slouch at chess, and also became a Family Court judge. Some CJS Purdy trivia: while in Tasmania one of his classmates was future film star Errol Flynn. And Purdy died from an aneurysm while playing chess over the board, with his final words reported by Australian grandmaster Ian Rogers were “I have to seal a move”, and that Purdy “wasn’t even winning in the final position — Cecil wouldn’t have mistaken a drawn position for a winning position.”

Results are below.

Round 1 Results

 

 1 McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [0]      0:1    Williams, Bruce  2060 [0]
 2 Hogg, Dean        1999 [0]      1:0    Mullen, Chris    1390 [0]
 3 Harris, Alexander 1387 [0]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan  1977 [0]
 4 Davis, Tony       1892 [0]      1:0    Edwards, Regina  1363 [0]
 5 Wootten, Rory     1255 [0]      0:1    Enano, Ronald    1741 [0]
 6 Humphreys, Scott  1724 [0]      1:0    Dogaris, George  1004 [0]
 7 Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark 1668 [0]
 8 Gusain, Daniel    1562 [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim         528  [0]
 9 Doust, Aidan      503  [0]      0:1    Hogan, Steven    1532 [0]
10 Thomas, Geoff          [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike    271  [0]
11 Nowak, Ruben      1476 [0]      1:0    Liu, William     257  [0]
12 Saric, Sergey     875  [0]      1:0    Richards, Derek  1483 [0]
13 Bejjanki, Pranav  409  [0]     .5:0    BYE       <\pre>

Lightning results

We had 22 players contribute to our lightning night on Tuesday. Some interesting tussles, mistakes, weird options, and that was before we even sat down 😉 Bruce showed his class with a picket fence score, but I think it was still impolite to beat Regina (table below).

Next week is the start of our Purdy Cup event. All welcome!.Remember, these 1-game-a-week events are both ACF and FIDE rated.

 

Cross Table

No  Name             Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1.  Williams, Bruce            12:W  6:W  4:W  3:W 10:W  2:W  7:W
2.  Hogg, Dean                 13:W  7:W  3:L  5:W 11:W  1:L  4:W
3.  Hibberd, Nathan            14:W  8:W  2:W  1:L 12:W  4:L  6:W
4.  Davis, Tony                15:W  9:W  1:L 10:D  5:W  3:W  2:L
5.  Enano, Ronald              16:W 10:D  6:W  2:L  4:L 12:W 11:W
6.  Humphreys, Scott           17:W  1:L  5:L 19:W  9:W 11:W  3:L
7.  Salanowski, Mark           18:W  2:L 10:L 16:W 15:W  8:W  1:L
8.  Hogan, Steven              19:W  3:L 13:W 11:L 22:W  7:L 10:L
9.  Richards, Derek            20:W  4:L 22:W 12:L  6:L 15:L 17:W
10. Nowak, Ruben               21:W  5:D  7:W  4:D  1:L 13:W  8:W
11. Mullen, Chris              22:W 12:L 15:W  8:W  2:L  6:L  5:L
12. Edwards, Regina             1:L 11:W 19:W  9:W  3:L  5:L 15:W
13. Saric, Sergey               2:L 18:W  8:L 20:W 16:W 10:L 22:L
14. Liu, Jim                    3:L 19:L 21:W 22:L 18:L 17:L 16:L
15. Davis, Sophie               4:L 20:W 11:L 21:W  7:L  9:W 12:L
16. Bejjanki, Pranav            5:L 21:L 18:W  7:L 13:L 19:L 14:W
17. O'Leary, Mike               6:L 22:L 20:L 18:L 19:W 14:W  9:L
18. Liu, William                7:L 13:L 16:L 17:W 14:W 20:L 21:W
19. Nadalin, Stephen            8:L 14:W 12:L  6:L 17:L 16:W 20:W
20. Royston, Zac                9:L 15:L 17:W 13:L 21:W 18:W 19:L
21. Thomas, Geoff              10:L 16:W 14:L 15:L 20:L 22:L 18:L
22. Ting, Lang                 11:L 17:W  9:L 14:W  8:L 21:W 13:W

Honourable Bob – final results

Nathan overcame Dean to grab top spot in our Honourable Bob event. Final round results and placings are below. Well done to Nathan, and to Bruce, who both went through the event undefeated. Next week: 7 rounds of lightning all in one night.

Round 5 (final) results

No Name               Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hibberd, Nathan    1942 1977 [3.5]    1:0    Hogg, Dean            2000 1998 [4]  
 2 Szuveges, Narelle  1760 1724 [3]      1:0    Hogan, Steven         1576 1532 [3]  
 3 Humphreys, Scott   1703 1723 [3]      0:1    Williams, Bruce       2020 2059 [3]  
 4 Davis, Tony        1873 1865 [2.5]   .5:.5   Enano, Ronald         1705 1741 [2.5]
 5 Gusain, Daniel     1725 1495 [2]      1:0    Mullen, Chris         1577 1390 [2]  
 6 Wootten, Rory      1426 1254 [2]      0:1    Nowak, Ruben          1564 1475 [2]  
 7 Dogaris, George    1368 949  [2]      +:-    Ravichandren, Niruthi 1558 1412 [2]  
 8 Richards, Derek    1445 1482 [1.5]    0:1    Edwards, Regina       1512 1362 [1.5]
 9 Salanowski, Mark   1559 1668 [1]      1:0    Shelev, Petar                   [1]  
10 Kostakakis, Angelo 1175 1016 [1]      -:+    Whitford, Matthew     1417 767  [1]  
11 Saric, Sergey      1422 874  [1]      +:-    Thomas, Geoff                   [1]  
12 Doust, Aidan            503  [0]      0:1    O'Leary, Mike              274  [0]

Final standings

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

  1   Hibberd, Nathan             1942 1977 4.5       8.5  14.5   12.5
 2-4  Hogg, Dean                  2000 1998 4         8.5  14.5   14.0
      Szuveges, Narelle           1760 1724 4         8.5  13.5   11.0
      Williams, Bruce             2020 2059 4         7.5  12.0   10.0
5-11  Gusain, Daniel              1725 1495 3        10.0  15.0   10.0
      Humphreys, Scott            1703 1723 3         9.5  15.5   11.0
      Hogan, Steven               1576 1532 3         9.0  13.0   10.0
      Davis, Tony                 1873 1865 3         8.0  14.0   11.0
      Enano, Ronald               1705 1741 3         7.5  13.0    9.0
      Nowak, Ruben                1564 1475 3         7.5  12.5    9.0
      Dogaris, George             1368 949  3         5.5   8.5    6.0
12-13 Anton, Sarah                1715 1670 2.5       6.0  12.0    8.0
      Edwards, Regina             1512 1362 2.5       5.5  10.0    6.0
14-20 Mullen, Chris               1577 1390 2         7.5  13.0    6.5
      Ravichandren, Niruthi       1558 1412 2         7.5  11.5    7.0
      Salanowski, Mark            1559 1668 2         7.5  11.5    6.0
      Wootten, Rory               1426 1254 2         7.0  12.0    6.0
      Saric, Sergey               1422 874  2         7.0  11.5    4.5
      Whitford, Matthew           1417 767  2         6.5   9.0    3.0
      Manuja, Sushant             1791      2         5.0   9.5    6.0
 21   Richards, Derek             1445 1482 1.5       7.5  13.0    4.0
22-26 Shelev, Petar                         1         8.0  13.0    4.0
      O'Leary, Mike                    274  1         6.0   9.0    1.0
      Thomas, Geoff                         1         5.5   9.0    3.0
      Kostakakis, Angelo          1175 1016 1         5.0   9.0    2.0
      McIntyre, Charlie           1404 1443 1         4.0   8.0    2.0
 27   Doust, Aidan                     503  0         6.0  10.0    0.0

The penultimate Bob

Round 4 only saw two draws, so perhaps we are getting more point hungry? Results are below.

Round 4 results

No Name                  Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean            2000 1998 [3]      1:0    Davis, Tony        1873 1865 [2.5]
 2 Hibberd, Nathan       1942 1977 [2.5]    +:-    Anton, Sarah       1715 1670 [2.5]
 3 Nowak, Ruben          1564 1475 [2]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle  1760 1724 [2]  
 4 Ravichandren, Niruthi 1558 1412 [2]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott   1703 1723 [2]  
 5 Manuja, Sushant       1791 1791 [2]      -:+    Hogan, Steven      1576 1532 [2]  
 6 Williams, Bruce       2020 2059 [2]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel     1725 1495 [2]  
 7 Enano, Ronald         1705 1741 [1.5]    1:0    Salanowski, Mark   1559 1668 [1]  
 8 Mullen, Chris         1577 1390 [1.5]   .5:.5   Richards, Derek    1445 1482 [1]  
 9 Wootten, Rory         1426 1254 [1]      1:0    Thomas, Geoff                [1]  
10 Shelev, Petar                   [1]      0:1    Dogaris, George    1368 949  [1]  
11 Edwards, Regina       1512 1362 [1]     .5:.5   Saric, Sergey      1422 874  [.5] 
12 O'Leary, Mike              274  [0]      0:1    Kostakakis, Angelo 1175 1016 [0]  
13 Whitford, Matthew     1417 767  [0]      1:0    Doust, Aidan            503  [0]  

Bob, round 3

Only Dean has a perfect record after 3 rounds. Well done! Who can catch him, with just 2 rounds to go? There are 11 others no more than a point behind. Some of us are just bobbing along.

Round 3 Results:

No Name               Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Humphreys, Scott   1703 1723 [2]      0:1    Hogg, Dean            2000 1998 [2]  
 2 Gusain, Daniel     1725 1495 [2]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan       1942 1977 [1.5]
 3 Szuveges, Narelle  1760 1724 [1]      1:0    Enano, Ronald         1705 1741 [1.5]
 4 Manuja, Sushant    1791 1791 [1]      +:-    Salanowski, Mark      1559 1668 [1]  
 5 Hogan, Steven      1576 1532 [1]      1:0    Wootten, Rory         1426 1254 [1]  
 6 Nowak, Ruben       1564 1475 [1]      1:0    Edwards, Regina       1512 1362 [1]  
 7 McIntyre, Charlie  1404 1443 [1]      0:1    Williams, Bruce       2020 2059 [1]  
 8 Shelev, Petar                [1]      -:+    Ravichandren, Niruthi 1558 1412 [1]  
 9 Saric, Sergey      1422 874  [.5]     0:1    Mullen, Chris         1577 1390 [.5] 
10 Richards, Derek    1445 1482 [0]      1:0    Whitford, Matthew     1417 767  [0]  
11 Thomas, Geoff                [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike              274  [0]  
12 Dogaris, George    1368 949  [0]      1:0    Doust, Aidan               503  [0]  
13 Davis, Tony        1873 1865 [2]     .5:0    BYE                                  
14 Anton, Sarah       1715 1670 [2]     .5:0    BYE                                  
15 Kostakakis, Angelo 1175 1016 [0]      0:0    BYE

 

Bob mark 2

Firstly, a big welcome to Bruce, Regina and Geoff to the club for their first games on Tuesday, who join Sushant, Sarah and Matthew who each joined at the start of the year. Its great to see new faces at the club, so please join with me in welcoming the new players. More depth and player variety will only be a good thing for the club as a whole. See you at 7:30pm Tuesday.

And remember, if you cannot make it on Tuesday, then please LET US KNOW in advance; this is just common courtesy. There is nothing worse than coming along to only find out later that your opponent is absent!

Round 2 Results:

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean            1998 [1]      1:0    Hogan, Steven      1532 [1]  
 2 Salanowski, Mark      1668 [1]      0:1    Davis, Tony        1865 [1]  
 3 Gusain, Daniel        1495 [1]      1:0    Szuveges, Narelle  1724 [1]  
 4 Humphreys, Scott      1723 [1]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1475 [1]  
 5 Manuja, Sushant       1791 [1]      -:+    Anton, Sarah       1670 [1]  
 6 Hibberd, Nathan       1977 [.5]     1:0    Mullen, Chris      1390 [.5] 
 7 Enano, Ronald         1741 [.5]     1:0    Saric, Sergey      874  [.5] 
 8 Williams, Bruce       2059 [0]      1:0    Richards, Derek    1482 [0]  
 9 Doust, Aidan          503  [0]      0:1    McIntyre, Charlie  1443 [0]  
10 Edwards, Regina       1362 [0]      1:0    Whitford, Matthew  767  [0]  
11 Wootten, Rory         1254 [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike      274  [0]  
12 Shelev, Petar              [0]      +:-    Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [0]  
13 Ravichandren, Niruthi 1412 [0]      1:0    Thomas, Geoff           [0]  
14 Dogaris, George       949  [0]      0:0    BYE