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Awards night, AGM and club in recess

Tomorrow night, from 7pm, is our end of year function for awards presentation, festive fun and food followed by our Annual General Meeting. Please come along for some cheer and at the AGM we will be deciding on our event schedule and the time controls for our events.

The club will then be in recess until the end of January 2019. To all my readers, have a safe and happy break, and may your chess rating losses be little ones.

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Club Championship and Reserves – final results

Below are the cross tables for the completed club championship and reserves. Congratulations to the winners:
Championship – Daniel Gusain (6.5/7)
Reserves – Chris Mullen (6/7)
                 – Charlie McIntyre (6/7)
                 – Ruben Nowak (6/7)
Championship cross table (final)
 Pos ID  NAME                 Elo   T  Fed   Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 
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  1   4  Gusain,Daniel        2011     VIC   6.5  |  *   1   1   1   1   1   ½   1  
  2   1  Beaumont,David       2020     VIC   5.5  |  0   *   1   1   1   ½   1   1  
  3   7  Humphreys,Scott      1645     VIC   3.5  |  0   0   *   +   -   1   ½   1  
  4   6  Hogg,Dean            2083     VIC   3.0  |  0   0   -   *   1   1   1   -  
  5   2  Salanowski,Mark      1520     VIC   3.0  |  0   0   +   0   *   1   0   1  
  6   8  Davis,Tony J         1908  CM VIC   2.5  |  0   ½   0   0   0   *   1   1  
  7   3  Hogan,Steven         1460     VIC   2.0  |  ½   0   ½   0   1   0   *   0  
  8   5  Szuveges,Narelle S   1803 WIM VIC   2.0  |  0   0   0   +   0   0   1   *  

Reserves cross table (final, in rating order)

 ID NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7  
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  1 Cheema,Mohammad      1728     VIC  4.0 | +B10  -W7   +B11  +W8   +B4   -W5   -BYE  
  2 Ryan,Isaac       (W) 1646     VIC  1.0 | +W11  -BYE   --    --    --    --    --   
  3 Nowak,Ruben          1534     VIC  6.0 | +B12  +W9   +B5   -B7   +W6   +BYE  +BYE  
  4 Richards,Derek       1448     VIC  4.0 | +W13  +B21  -W7   +B6   -W1   -B24  +W16  
  5 McIntyre,Charlie     1325     VIC  6.0 | +B15  +BYE  -W3   +W9   +B7   +B1   +BYE  
  6 Minichelli,Felice    1298     VIC  2.5 | =BYE  +B8   +W16  -W4   -B3    --   -BYE  
  7 Mullen,Chris         1287     VIC  6.0 | +W17  +B1   +B4   +W3   -W5   +B9   +BYE  
  8 McIntyre,Julian      1134     VIC  3.0 | +B18  -W6   +W12  -B1   +W13  -BYE  -BYE  
  9 Johns,Brent          1107     VIC  3.0 | +W20  -B3   +W21  -B5   +W12  -W7   -B17  
 10 Kostakakis,Angelo     865     VIC  2.0 | -W1   +BYE  +B22   --   -W24  -B29  -B15  
 11 Jing,Lang             761     VIC  4.0 | -B2   +BYE  -W1   -B16  +W18  +B12  +W13  
 12 Clerk,Max             714     VIC  2.5 | -W3   +BYE  -B8   +W23  -B9   -W11  =B21  
 13 Deraniyagala,Kevin    695     VIC  3.0 | -B4   +W18  +W19   --   -B8   +W15  -B11  
 14 Deraniyagala,Kevi(W)  695     VIC  0.0 |  --    --    --    --    --    --    --   
 15 Kurian,Maksym         584     VIC  2.5 | -W5   -BYE  =BYE  +B21   --   -B13  +W10  
 16 Clerk,Felix           452     VIC  2.5 | =BYE  +B19  -B6   +W11   --   -W17  -B4   
 17 Bejjanki,Pranav Sai   424     VIC  4.0 | -B7   -BYE  +W23  -B24  +W22  +B16  +W9   
 18 Nawar,Mena              0     VIC  1.0 | -W8   -B13  -W24  +B19  -B11  -W21  -B26  
 19 Sood,Pranay             0     VIC  2.5 | =BYE  -W16  -B13  -W18  +B23  +B22  -BYE  
 20 Tizzani,Alex     (W)    0     VIC  0.0 | -B9   -BYE  -BYE   --    --    --    --   
 21 Watson,Nicolas          0     VIC  2.5 | +BYE  -W4   -B9   -W15   --   +B18  =W12  
 22 Liu,William           328     VIC  2.0 |  --   +B23  -W10   --   -B17  -W19  +BYE  
 23 Deng,Tina               0     VIC  2.0 |  --   -W22  -B17  -B12  -W19  +B27  +BYE  
 24 Downs,Andrew         1316     VIC  4.0 |  --    --   +B18  +W17  +B10  +W4   -BYE  
 25 Sb,Dali          (W)    0     AUS  1.0 |  --    --   +BYE   --    --    --    --   
 26 Mohammad,Mubashir       0     AUS  2.0 |  --    --    --    --    --   +B28  +W18  
 27 Nobis,Martin            0     AUS  0.0 |  --    --    --    --    --   -W23  -BYE  
 28 Ivanov,Ivan             0     AUS  1.0 |  --    --    --    --    --   -W26  +BYE  
 29 Saric,Sergey         1194     VIC  1.0 |  --    --    --    --    --   +W10  -BYE

Club Championship and Reserves after 5 rounds

After 5 rounds (of 7), the club championship is very clear with Daniel undefeated, but the Reserves event has a 4-way tie for first between Chris, Ruben, Charlie and Mohammad all on 4 out of 5.

The Championship cross table and latest pairings from the Reserves are below.

Championship Table

Cross Table Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score
Dean Hogg 2083 X 1 1 1 0 0 3
Steven Hogan 1460 0 X 1 0 0 1
Mark Salanowski 1520 0 0 X 1 0 1
Tony Davis 1908 0 X 0 0 1 1
Daniel Gusain 2011 1 1 X 1 1 1 5
Scott Humphreys 1645 1 0 X 1 2
Narelle Szuveges 1803 1 0 0 0 0 X 1
David Beaumont 2020 1 1 1 0 X 3

Reserves Round 6 pairing

  1 = Cheema,Mohammad      ( 4.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 4.0) =   1 -   5 =  ... 
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  2 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 4.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 3.0) =   3 -   8 =  ... 
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  3 = Johns,Brent          ( 3.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 4.0) =   9 -   7 =  ... 
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  4 = Downs,Andrew         ( 3.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 3.0) =  24 -   4 =  ... 
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  5 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 2.5) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 2.0) =   6 -  10 =  ... 
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  6 = Clerk,Felix          ( 2.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 2.0) =  16 -  17 =  ... 
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  7 = Clerk,Max            ( 2.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) =  12 -  11 =  ... 
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  8 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 2.0) - Kurian,Maksym        ( 1.5) =  13 -  15 =  ... 
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  9 = Liu,William          ( 1.0) - Sood,Pranay          ( 1.5) =  22 -  19 =  ... 
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 10 = Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) =  18 -  21 =  ... 
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 11 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  23 -   0 = 1    
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 12 = Ryan,Isaac           ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    
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 13 = Sb,Dali              ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  25 -   0 = 0    
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 14 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  14 -   0 = 0    
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 15 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  20 -   0 = 0

Club Championship and Reserves after 2 rounds

These two events have completed 2 rounds now, so an update is in order.

Championship

Daniel has 2 from 2. Cross table below.

Cross Table Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dean Hogg X 1 0 1
Steven Hogan 0 X 0 0
Mark Salanowski X 1 1
Tony Davis X 0 0 0
Daniel Gusain 1 X 1 2
Scott Humphreys 1 X 1
Narelle Szuveges 1 0 X 1
David Beaumont 1 0 X 1

Reserves

After 2 rounds, Charlie, Ruben and Chris are undefeated. The Round 3 draw is below.

  1 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 2.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 2.0) =   5 -   3 =  ... 
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  2 = Richards,Derek       ( 2.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 2.0) =   4 -   7 =  ... 
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  3 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 1.5) - Clerk,Felix          ( 1.5) =   6 -  16 =  ... 
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  4 = Jing,Lang            ( 1.0) - Cheema,Mohammad      ( 1.0) =  11 -   1 =  ... 
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  5 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 1.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =   8 -  12 =  ... 
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  6 = Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 1.0) =   9 -  21 =  ... 
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  7 = Liu,William          ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) =  22 -  10 =  ... 
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  8 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 1.0) - Sood,Pranay          ( 0.5) =  13 -  19 =  ... 
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  9 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Downs,Andrew         ( 0.0) =  18 -  24 =  ... 
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 10 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  17 -  23 =  ... 
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 11 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  15 -   0 = ½    
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 12 = Ryan,Isaac           ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    
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 13 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  14 -   0 = 0    
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 14 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  20 -   0 = 0

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

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