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The wonderful world of the Grob

A small but crazy group of club players experienced the full beauty of the Grob opening (1.g4) in an Allegro setting last Tuesday. Some players thrived, some floundered, but they each came across positions that they otherwise would never encounter.

Next week is the start of the club championship and reserves.

Standing at round 5 (last round)

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  5.0   1     Gusain,Daniel             | 2011 2321 VIC |    12.0 
  2  4.0   3     Ilic,Milan                | 1530 1397 VIC |    11.5 
  3  3.0   5     Richards,Derek            | 1448 1038 VIC |    12.5 
  4  3.0   6     Whitford,Matthew          | 1260 1148 VIC |    10.5 
  5  2.5   8     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  424  755 VIC |     7.5 
  6  2.0   4     Hogan,Steven              | 1460 1355 VIC |    14.5 
  7  2.0   9     Deng,Tina                 |    0 1088 VIC |    11.5    13.5 
  8  2.0   2  CM Davis,Tony J              | 1908 1047 VIC |    11.5    12.5 
  9  1.0   7     Kostakakis,Angelo         |  865  822 VIC |    11.5 
 10  0.5  10     Sood,Pranay               |    0  677 VIC |    11.5
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Lightning results

A small but quick witted group of players competed for the lightning bragging rights. Daniel, Steven and Milan shared the top 3 spots. Well played all!

Final score table

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  7.0   1     Gusain,Daniel             | 1938 2091 VIC |    26.0 
  2  5.0   4     Hogan,Steven              | 1493 1480 VIC |    27.0 
  3  5.0   2     Ilic,Milan                | 1599 1226 VIC |    26.0 
  4  4.0   5     Richards,Derek            | 1440 1174 AUS |    28.0 
  5  4.0   6     Dogaris,George            | 1296 1256 VIC |    27.0 
  6  4.0   7     McIntyre,Julian           | 1009  822 VIC |    23.0 
  7  4.0   9     Jing,Lang                 |  639  884 VIC |    22.0 
  8  3.0   3     Salanowski,Mark           | 1560  861 VIC |    25.0 
  9  3.0  10     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  410  721 VIC |    23.0 
 10  3.0   8     Kostakakis,Angelo         |  902  475 VIC |    19.0    20.0 
 11  3.0  12     Kurian,Max                |    0  558 VIC |    19.0    20.0 
 12  2.0  13     Tizzani,Alex              |    0  493 VIC |    20.0 
 13  1.0  11     Deng,Tina                 |    0  340     |    19.0 
 14  1.0  14     Sood,Pranay               |    0  245 VIC |    18.0

Koshnitsky Cup – Final round

Daniel looks unbeatable – Tony?

Round 7

  1 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 6.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 5.0) =   2 -   3 =  ... 
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  2 = Beaumont,David       ( 4.0) - Hogg,Dean            ( 4.5) =   1 -  32 =  ... 
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  3 = Enano,Ronald         ( 4.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 4.0) =   5 -  17 =  ... 
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  4 = Hogan,Steven         ( 4.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 4.0) =   8 -   6 =  ... 
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  5 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 3.5) - Richards,Derek       ( 4.0) =   7 -  10 =  ... 
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  6 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 3.5) - Mullen,Chris         ( 3.5) =  18 -  13 =  ... 
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  7 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 3.5) - Clerk,Max            ( 3.0) =   9 -  21 =  ... 
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  8 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 3.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 3.0) =  11 -  24 =  ... 
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  9 = Johns,Brent          ( 3.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 2.5) =  19 -  30 =  ... 
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 10 = Dogaris,George       ( 2.5) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 2.5) =  15 -  12 =  ... 
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 11 = Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 2.5) =  22 -  20 =  ... 
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 12 = Minic,Branislav      ( 2.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.0) =  28 -  14 =  ... 
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 13 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 2.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 2.0) =  23 -  27 =  ... 
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 14 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 2.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 2.0) =  31 -  26 =  ... 
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 15 = Liu,William          ( 1.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) =  33 -  25 =  ... 
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 16 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 1.0) =  29 -  34 =  ... 
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 17 = Carlile,Tanya        ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  35 -   0 = 1

 

Koshnitsky Cup – round 6

Daniel keeps on winning.

Round 6

  1 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 5.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 4.0) =   2 -  10 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Davis,Tony J         ( 4.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 4.0) =   3 -   1 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Hogg,Dean            ( 3.5) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 3.5) =  32 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 3.0) - Enano,Ronald         ( 3.5) =   4 -   5 = ½ - ½
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  5 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 3.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 3.0) =   6 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Saric,Sergey         ( 3.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 3.0) =  16 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Mullen,Chris         ( 3.0) - Maunders,Myiesha     ( 3.0) =  13 -   9 = ½ - ½
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  8 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 2.5) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 3.0) =  12 -  17 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Dogaris,George       ( 2.5) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.5) =  15 -  18 = 0F-1F
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 10 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 2.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.0) =  23 -  14 = 0F-0F
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 11 = Kurian,Max           ( 2.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 2.0) =  27 -  19 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Clerk,Max            ( 2.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 2.0) =  21 -  31 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Clerk,Felix          ( 2.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) =  24 -  22 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.5) =  25 -  20 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 1.5) =  29 -  30 = 0F-1F
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 16 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 1.0) - Liu,William          ( 1.0) =  26 -  33 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Carlile,Tanya        ( 0.0) - Minic,Branislav      ( 1.0) =  35 -  28 = 0 - 1
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 18 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = 1

 

Koshnitsky Cup – round 5 and 4

Daniel continues on his winning way, chased by David, Tony and Derek.

Round 5 results

  1 = Enano,Ronald         ( 3.5) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 4.0) =   5 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Beaumont,David       ( 3.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 3.0) =   1 -  13 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 3.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 3.0) =   9 -   3 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 3.0) =  10 -   4 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Hogg,Dean            ( 2.5) - Dogaris,George       ( 2.5) =  32 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.5) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.5) =   7 -  18 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 2.0) =  22 -   6 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 2.0) =   8 -  21 = 1 - 0
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  9 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 2.0) =  11 -  23 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 2.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.0) =  17 -  14 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.5) - Saric,Sergey         ( 2.0) =  20 -  16 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 1.5) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.5) =  30 -  12 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) =  19 -  29 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Minic,Branislav      ( 1.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) =  28 -  24 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) =  25 -  31 = 0F-1F
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 16 = Liu,William          ( 1.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 1.0) =  33 -  27 = 0 - 1
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 17 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) =  34 -  26 = 0 - 1

Round 4 results

 1 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 3.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 3.0) =   2 -   1 = 1 - 0
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  2 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.5) - Enano,Ronald         ( 2.5) =  18 -   5 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Davis,Tony J         ( 2.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.5) =   3 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) =   4 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Mullen,Chris         ( 2.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) =  13 -   8 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.0) - Maunders,Myiesha     ( 2.0) =  14 -   9 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Richards,Derek       ( 2.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 2.0) =  10 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.5) - Hogg,Dean            ( 1.5) =  12 -  32 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Dogaris,George       ( 1.5) - Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) =  15 -  19 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) =   6 -  24 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Saric,Sergey         ( 1.0) - Minic,Branislav      ( 1.0) =  16 -  28 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 1.0) =  20 -  30 = ½ - ½
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 13 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  25 -  21 = 0F-1F
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 14 = Kurian,Max           ( 1.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 1.0) =  27 -  22 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Liu,William          ( 1.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 1.0) =  33 -  23 = 0F-1F
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 16 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) =  31 -  26 = 1F-0F
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 17 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) =  34 -  29 = 0F-1F

Koshnitsky Cup round 3

The round 3 results are below. David and Daniel are undefeated.

Round 3 results

  1 = Beaumont,David       ( 2.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.0) =   1 -   4 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 2.0) =   8 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Enano,Ronald         ( 1.5) - Dogaris,George       ( 1.5) =   5 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.5) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.5) =   7 -  12 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Davis,Tony J         ( 1.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 1.0) =   3 -  16 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.0) =  17 -   6 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 1.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) =   9 -  19 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 1.0) =  21 -  10 = 0 - 1
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  9 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) =  11 -  20 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 1.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) =  23 -  13 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 1.0) - Liu,William          ( 1.0) =  14 -  33 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) - Hogg,Dean            ( 0.5) =  24 -  32 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) =  29 -  25 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) =  26 -  30 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) =  34 -  27 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  28 -  31 = 1F-0F
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 17 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  18 -   0 = ½    
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 18 = Jing,Lang            ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  22 -   0 = 0

Koshnitsky Cup Round 2

Round 2 saw a number of close games. Mark and George finished last, with Mark trying to convert a Q+P vs Q ending, without success.

Round 2 results

  1 = Richards,Derek       ( 1.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 1.0) =  10 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 1.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) =   2 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 1.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) =   4 -  13 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.0) - Enano,Ronald         ( 1.0) =  12 -   5 = ½ - ½
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  5 = Dogaris,George       ( 1.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.0) =  15 -   7 = ½ - ½
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  6 = Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 1.0) =   8 -  14 = 1 - 0
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  7 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 1.0) - Maunders,Myiesha     ( 1.0) =  18 -   9 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Saric,Sergey         ( 0.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  16 -  21 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 0.0) =  25 -   3 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 0.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) =   6 -  26 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 0.0) =  27 -  17 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 0.0) =  29 -  19 = 0F-1F
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 13 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) - Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) =  20 -  28 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) =  23 -  30 = 1F-0F
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 15 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) =  31 -  24 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Liu,William          ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  33 -  34 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Jing,Lang            ( 0.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  22 -   0 = ½    
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 18 = Hogg,Dean            ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  32 -   0 = ½

 

Koshnitsky Cup Round 1

Our next long time frame event has kicked off, with a few juniors playing so well to score the full point against their senior opponents (aint it the way?!).

Round 1 Results

  1 = Beaumont,David       ( 0.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 0.0) =   1 -  16 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 0.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 0.0) =  17 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Davis,Tony J         ( 0.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 0.0) =   3 -  18 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Johns,Brent          ( 0.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 0.0) =  19 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Enano,Ronald         ( 0.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) =   5 -  20 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Clerk,Max            ( 0.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 0.0) =  21 -   6 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) =   7 -  23 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 0.0) =  24 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 0.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) =   9 -  25 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 0.0) =  26 -  10 = 0 - 1
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 11 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 0.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) =  11 -  27 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 0.0) =  28 -  12 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Mullen,Chris         ( 0.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) =  13 -  29 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) - Dogaris,George       ( 0.0) =  30 -  15 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  14 -  31 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Jing,Lang            ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  22 -   0 = ½