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Koshnitsky Cup – penultimate round

With just one round to go, the top two rated players (David and Daniel) square off to decide the winner.

Round 6 results

  1 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 4.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 5.0) =   7 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  2 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 3.5) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 4.0) =  11 -   3 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Davis,Tony J         ( 3.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 3.0) =   4 -  12 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 3.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 3.0) =   5 -  14 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 3.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 3.0) =  22 -   8 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 3.0) =   9 -  10 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) - Kurian,Maksym        ( 2.0) =   6 -  20 = 1 - 0
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  8 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) - Paul,Cijo            ( 2.0) =  13 -  29 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Johns,Brent          ( 2.0) - Matijas,Dejan        ( 2.0) =  15 -  28 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Nawar,Mena           ( 2.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) =  24 -  16 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Clerk,Felix          ( 2.0) - Annapureddy,Dhruthin ( 2.0) =  19 -  21 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.5) - Deng,Tina            ( 1.0) =  23 -  27 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) - Brokies,Alwyn        ( 1.0) =  18 -  26 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Zhang,Benjamin       ( 1.0) - Zhang,Eric           ( 1.0) =  32 -  33 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.5) =  25 -  17 = 0 - 1

Round 7 draw (provisional)

  1 = Beaumont,David       ( 6.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 5.0) =   2 -   3 =  ... 
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  2 = Davis,Tony J         ( 4.0) - Maunders,Myiesha     ( 4.0) =   4 -   7 =  ... 
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  3 = Richards,Derek       ( 4.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 4.0) =   9 -   5 =  ... 
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  4 = Hogan,Steven         ( 3.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 4.0) =  10 -  22 =  ... 
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  5 = Saric,Sergey         ( 3.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 3.0) =  14 -   6 =  ... 
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  6 = Paul,Cijo            ( 3.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 3.0) =  29 -   8 =  ... 
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  7 = Matijas,Dejan        ( 3.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 3.0) =  28 -  12 =  ... 
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  8 = Jing,Lang            ( 3.0) - Annapureddy,Dhruthin ( 3.0) =  16 -  21 =  ... 
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  9 = Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 2.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 2.5) =  31 -  23 =  ... 
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 10 = Nawar,Mena           ( 2.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) =  24 -  13 =  ... 
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 11 = Johns,Brent          ( 2.0) - Brokies,Alwyn        ( 2.0) =  15 -  26 =  ... 
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 12 = Zhang,Eric           ( 2.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 2.0) =  33 -  19 =  ... 
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 13 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 2.0) - Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 2.0) =  20 -  30 =  ... 
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 14 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.5) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  17 -  18 =  ... 
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 15 = Deng,Tina            ( 1.0) - Zhang,Benjamin       ( 1.0) =  27 -  32 =  ... 
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 16 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  25 -   0 = 1
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Koshnitsky Cup Round 5

This event is now at the pointy end, with just 2 rounds to go. David is undefeated, being chased by Daniel and Myiesha.

Round 5 results

 1 = Beaumont,David       ( 4.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 3.0) =   2 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 3.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 3.0) =  30 -   3 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 3.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) =  31 -   7 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 2.5) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 2.5) =   8 -   4 = ½ - ½
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  5 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.5) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) =  27 -   9 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.0) - Matijas,Dejan        ( 2.0) =   6 -  22 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 2.0) =  32 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Reddy Annapureddy,Dh ( 2.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 2.0) =  24 -  10 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 1.5) - Nawar,Mena           ( 2.0) =  26 -  19 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 1.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  25 -  14 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Zhang,Benjamin       ( 1.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) =  34 -  15 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 1.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 1.0) =  16 -  21 = 1F-0F
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 13 = Brockies,Alwyn       ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  33 -  20 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Zhang,Eric           ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  35 -   0 = 1

Best in the West for 2019

Another successful ‘Best in the West’ 5-round event was held over the Father’s Day weekend (80 players). There was a 5-way tie for first (4.5/5) that included our club’s member and event organiser, Tony Davis, as well as Daniel Gusain. Also, Takshil Kamineni won the rating group 3 prize with a score of 3.0 (ahead of 20 players in his rating group). By my reckoning, there were 17 club members playing in the event.

Koshnitsky Cup update

This 7 round event has been running for 4 weeks now, so an update is in order. The round 4 results are below; Derek and David were undefeated to round 3, so they played each other in round 4. Sorry for the haphazard update for this event. The Round 5 draw is also below.

Round 4 Results

  1 = Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 3.0) =   7 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Davis,Tony J         ( 2.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.5) =   3 -  27 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 2.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.0) =  30 -   6 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 2.0) =   5 -  17 = 0F-1F
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  5 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) - Maunders,Myiesha     ( 2.0) =   9 -  31 = 0 - 1
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  6 = Paul,Cijo            ( 2.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.5) =  23 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.5) =   4 -  18 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Matijas,Dejan        ( 1.5) - Jing,Lang            ( 1.0) =  22 -  12 = ½ - ½
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  9 = Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) =  15 -  32 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Saric,Sergey         ( 1.0) - Kurian,Maksym        ( 1.0) =  10 -  16 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) - Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 1.0) =  11 -  25 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  19 -  14 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.5) - Reddy Annapureddy,Dh ( 1.0) =  13 -  24 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  21 -   0 = 1    
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 15 = Zhang,Eric           ( 0.0) - Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 0.5) =  35 -  26 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Brockies,Alwyn       ( 0.0) - Zhang,Benjamin       ( 0.0) =  33 -  34 = 0 - 1
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 17 = Hibberd,Nathan       ( 3.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   1 -   0 = 0    
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 18 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  20 -   0 = 0

Western Series Final Results

With all 5 rounds now completed for the Western Masters, Major, Minor and Swiss events, it is a time to praise the winners! Well done to the following winners:

Western Masters – Daniel (5/5)
Western Major – Julian & Steven (4/5)
Western Minor – Sergey (5/5)
Western Swiss – Cijo & Shashi (4/5)

Masters

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Tony Davis 1808 X 0.5 0 1 1 1 3.5
Narelle Szuveges 1703 0.5 X 0 1 1 1 3.5
Daniel Gusain 1965 1 1 X 1 1 1 5
Ruben Nowak 1496 0 0 0 X 0 0 0
Mohammad Cheema 1591 0 0 0 1 X 1 2
Anthony Mann 1691 0 0 0 1 0 X 1

Major

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Phil Minichelli 1279 X 0.5 0 1 0 1 2.5
Matthew Whitford 1401 0.5 X 0 1 0.5 1 3
Steven Hogan 1451 1 1 X 0.5 0.5 1 4
Derek Richards 1454 0 0 0.5 X 0 1 1.5
Julian McIntyre 1408 1 0.5 0.5 1 X 1 4
Charlie McIntyre 1330 0 0 0 0 0 X 0

Minor

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Angelo Kostakakis 829 X 0 0 1 0 1 2
Sergey Saric 1238 1 X 1 1 1 1 5
Lang Jing 879 1 0 X 0 0 1 2
Max Clerk 791 0 0 1 X 1 1 3
Brent Johns 959 1 0 1 0 X 1 3
Kevin Deraniyagala 727 0 0 0 0 0 X 0

Swiss

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  4.0  11     Paul,Cijo                 |    0  577     |    13.5 
  2  4.0   9     Mathew,Shashi             |    0  354 NSW |    12.5 
  3  3.5  10     Matijas,Dejan             |    0  340     |    14.0 
  4  3.0   2     Kurian,Maksym             |  678  125 VIC |    12.0 
  5  2.5  12     Waadhwa,Ehsaas            |    0  315 AUS |    11.5 
  6  2.0   1     Clerk,Felix               |  695  278 VIC |    11.5    13.0 
  7  2.0   6     De Rooy,Jack              |  127  143 VIC |    11.5    13.0 
  8  2.0   4     Nawar,Mena                |  460   67 VIC |    10.5    11.0 
  9  2.0   5     Watson,Nicolas            |  311    0 VIC |    10.5    11.0 
 10  2.0  13     Waadhwa,Rakesh            |    0    0 VIC |    10.5    11.0 
 11  1.5   3     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai   (W) |  572   42 AUS |    11.5 
 12  1.0   8     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |     8.5 
 13  0.0   7     De Rooy,Samuel            |    0    0 VIC |     9.5

Western Series Event Update

With 3 of 5 rounds now completed for the Western Masters, Major, Minor and Swiss events, it is a time for a quick update to the results and the round 4 pairings for the Swiss event.

Masters

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Tony Davis 1808 X 0.5 0 0.5
Narelle Szuveges 1703 0.5 X 1 1 2.5
Daniel Gusain 1965 1 X 1 1 3
Ruben Nowak 1496 0 X 0 0 0
Mohammad Cheema 1591 0 0 1 X 1
Anthony Mann 1691 0 1 X 1

Major

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Phil Minichelli 1279 X 0.5 0 1 1.5
Matthew Whitford 1401 0.5 X 0.5 1 2
Steven Hogan 1451 1 X 0.5 0.5 2
Derek Richards 1454 0.5 X 0 1 1.5
Julian McIntyre 1408 0.5 0.5 1 X 2
Charlie McIntyre 1330 0 0 0 X 0

Minor

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Angelo Kostakakis 829 X 1 1
Sergey Saric 1238 X 1 1 2
Lang Jing 879 X 0 0 1 1
Max Clerk 791 0 1 X 1 2
Brent Johns 959 0 1 0 X 1
Kevin Deraniyagala 727 0 0 X 0

Swiss

Round 4 pairings

  1 = Matijas,Dejan        ( 2.5) - Mathew,Shashi        ( 3.0) =  10 -   9 =  ... 
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  2 = Paul,Cijo            ( 2.0) - Kurian,Maksym        ( 2.0) =  11 -   2 =  ... 
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  3 = Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) - De Rooy,Jack         ( 1.5) =   1 -   6 =  ... 
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  4 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) - Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 1.5) =   5 -  12 =  ... 
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  5 = Waadhwa,Rakesh       ( 1.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 1.0) =  13 -   3 =  ... 
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  6 = De Rooy,Samuel       ( 0.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) =   7 -   4 =  ... 
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  7 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =   8 -   0 = 1

Lightning #2 results

This week was a bit of fun chess, 7 rounds of 5-minute + 3 seconds chess. Daniel won with a picket fence score.

Standing at round 7 (last round)

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  7.0   1     Gusain,Daniel             | 1965 2169 VIC |    26.5 
  2  5.0  13     Davis,Sophie              | 1108 1324 VIC |    29.0 
  3  5.0   5     Cheema,Mohammad           | 1591 1335 VIC |    28.0 
  4  5.0   3  CM Davis,Tony J              | 1808 1083 VIC |    27.0 
  5  5.0   4     Humphreys,Scott           | 1598  931 VIC |    25.0 
  6  4.5   9     Hogan,Steven              | 1451 1468 VIC |    28.5 
  7  4.5  11     Whitford,Matthew          | 1401  917 VIC |    24.5 
  8  4.5  10     McIntyre,Julian           | 1408  620 VIC |    18.5 
  9  4.0  16     Kurian,Maksym             |  678 1000 VIC |    26.5 
 10  4.0  12     Saric,Sergey              | 1238  973 VIC |    25.0 
 11  4.0   6     Salanowski,Mark           | 1550  603 VIC |    21.5 
 12  4.0  29     Paul,Cijo                 |    0  912 AUS |    21.0 
 13  3.5  14     Clerk,Max                 |  791  527 AUS |    20.5 
 14  3.0   7     Nowak,Ruben               | 1496  750 VIC |    26.0    28.0 
 15  3.0  18     Nawar,Mena            (W) |  460 1229 VIC |    26.0    27.0 
 16  3.0  25     Matijas,Dejan             |    0 1022 AUS |    25.0 
 17  3.0  24     Mathew,Shashi             |    0  732 NSW |    23.5 
 18  3.0   8     Richards,Derek            | 1454  482 VIC |    23.0 
 19  3.0  26     McIntyre,Cameron          |    0  806 VIC |    21.0 
 20  3.0  17     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  572  321 VIC |    18.5 
 21  2.5  27     Waadhwa,Ehsaas            |    0  589 VIC |    22.5 
 22  2.5  15     Deraniyagala,Kevin        |  727  321 VIC |    20.0 
 23  2.5  20     De Rooy,Jack              |  127  232 VIC |    18.0 
 24  2.0  19     Watson,Nicolas        (W) |  311  898 VIC |    22.0 
 25  2.0  28     Waadhwa,Rakesh            |    0  510 VIC |    18.0 
 26  2.0  21     De Rooy,Samuel            |    0  379 VIC |    15.5 
 27  1.5  22     Deng,Tina                 |    0   50 VIC |    15.0 
 28  1.0  23     Dissanayake,Pehansa       |    0  168 VIC |    18.5

Hobsons Bay Cup, final results

Please see attached the final round results and standings for the Hobsons Bay Cup. Well done to Daniel for taking out the tournament.
Next week we will play a 7 round lightning event, and will also vote on themes for the remaining two allegro evenings for the year.
Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  6.0   1     Gusain,Daniel             | 2043 2247 VIC |    28.5 
  2  5.5   3  CM Davis,Tony J              | 1822 1762 VIC |    24.5 
  3  5.0  33     Beaumont,David            | 1998 1477 VIC |    25.5 
  4  5.0  12     Whitford,Matthew          | 1321 1260 VIC |    25.0 
  5  4.5   5     Humphreys,Scott       (W) | 1593 1577 VIC |    26.5 
  6  4.5  13     Saric,Sergey              | 1168 1461 VIC |    26.0 
  7  4.5   2     Hogg,Dean                 | 1985 1440 VIC |    25.0 
  8  4.0  10     Richards,Derek            | 1452 1005 VIC |    24.0 
  9  4.0   6     Salanowski,Mark           | 1583 1065 VIC |    22.5    25.0 
 10  4.0  11     McIntyre,Julian           | 1358 1018 VIC |    22.5    24.5 
 11  4.0   7     Nowak,Ruben               | 1492  850 VIC |    21.5 
 12  3.5   8     Hogan,Steven              | 1477 1405 VIC |    28.0 
 13  3.5  16     Jing,Lang                 |  841  842 VIC |    23.0 
 14  3.5  14     Lim,Neiss                 | 1054 1059 VIC |    22.0 
 15  3.5  17     Kostakakis,Angelo         |  816  840 VIC |    21.0 
 16  3.5  34     Matijas,Dejan             |    0  311 VIC |    20.5 
 17  3.5  20     Clerk,Max                 |  668  839 VIC |    20.0 
 18  3.0   4     Enano,Ronald          (W) | 1706 1409 VIC |    26.0 
 19  3.0  21     Kurian,Maksym             |  610 1096 VIC |    23.5 
 20  3.0  28     McIntyre,Cameron          |    0  720 AUS |    21.5 
 21  3.0  26     Annapureddy,Dhruthin      |    0  629 VIC |    19.5    21.0 
 22  3.0  35     Kirkpatrick,Oscar         |    0  271 VIC |    19.5    20.0 
 23  3.0  29     Waadhwa,Ehsaas            |    0  383 VIC |    18.5 
 24  3.0  23     De Rooy,Jack              |  186  698 VIC |    17.5 
 25  2.5  15     Johns,Brent               | 1027  748 AUS |    23.5 
 26  2.5  37     Paul,Cijo                 |    0  458 VIC |    19.0 
 27  2.0  36     Pawlus,Malachy        (W) |    0 1036 VIC |    22.5 
 28  2.0  18     Deraniyagala,Kevin        |  715  583 VIC |    22.0 
 29  2.0  22     Nawar,Mena                |  471  342 VIC |    20.5 
 30  2.0  30     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  591  151 VIC |    19.0 
 31  1.5  19     Clerk,Felix               |  685  497 VIC |    22.5 
 32  1.5  24     De Rooy,Samuel            |    0  639 VIC |    19.5 
 33  1.0  27     Dissanayake,Pehansa       |    0    0 AUS |    21.5 
 34  1.0   9     Hibberd,Nathan        (W) | 1967    0 VIC |    20.0    22.0 
 35  1.0  32     McIntyre,Charlie      (W) | 1330    0 VIC |    20.0    22.0 
 36  1.0  25     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |    20.0    21.0 
 37  0.5  31     Watson,Nicolas            |  313    0 VIC |    20.0