Lightning Results

Attached are the results for Lightning on tuesday, well done to Matt for taking out the evening.

The next FIDE rated event will start on the 26 April, our 7 round Hobsons Bay Cup.

Lightning standings

Pos   N  NAME                  Pts    Buc1    BucT  
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  1   5  Whitford,Matthew      6.0    27.5 
  2   4  Enano,Ronald          5.5    28.0 
  3  14  Cajes,Conrado         5.0    28.0 
  4   1  Jothibabu,Anandaram   5.0    26.0 
  5  15  Goh,Casey             5.0    25.5 
  6   3  Paul,Cijo             4.5    18.5 
  7   8  Saric,Sergey          4.0    25.5 
  8  11  Thandhi,Mohan         4.0    23.5 
  9  19  Mahajan,Laksh         4.0    19.0 
 10  17  Krishnan,Anirudh      3.5    22.0 
 11   6  Hogan,Steven          3.5    21.5 
 12   2  Davenport,John        3.0    25.0 
 13   7  Ilic,Milan            3.0    24.5 
 14   9  Galia,Aaryan          3.0    23.5    26.0 
 15  13  De Rooy,Samuel        3.0    23.5    25.5 
 16  10  Kirk,Ian              3.0    21.0 
 17  12  De Rooy,Jack          3.0    19.0    21.0 
 18  20  Paul,Nikash           3.0    19.0    21.0 
 19  21  Santoso,Crystin       2.5    19.0 
 20  16  Goh,Nicholas          2.5    18.0 
 21  18  Kukdesa,Aarav         1.0    19.5 

Lightning #1 results

Congrats to Cijo in a clean sweep on the night. Next Tuesday (8th) is the start of the next event – the 5 round Purdy Cup, FIDE rated at the 90+30 sec time control.

Lightning cross table (not in order)

Cross Table at round 7
 N NAME             Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7  
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 1 Smith,Jack       5.0 | +B13  +W8   +B6   -W3   +B7   -B5   +W9   
 2 Enano,Ronald     4.5 | =W14  +B16  +W4   -B5   -W8   +B23  +W12  
 3 Whitford,Matthew 6.0 | +B15  +W10  +B7   +B1   -W5   +B9   +W4   
 4 Hogan,Steven     4.0 | +W16  -B9   -B2   +W21  +B19  +W11  -B3   
 5 Paul,Cijo        7.0 | +B17  +W12  +B9   +W2   +B3   +W1   +B8   
 6 Salanowski,Mark  3.0 | +W18  +B11  -W1   +B12  -W9   -B8   -W20  
 7 Nowak,Ruben      5.0 | +B19  +W25  -W3   +B11  -W1   +B20  +W14  
 8 Saric,Sergey     4.5 | +W20  -B1   +W22  =B14  +B2   +W6   -W5   
 9 Ilic,Milan       4.0 | +B21  +W4   -W5   +B20  +B6   -W3   -B1   
10 Condick,Peter    4.5 | +W22  -B3   -W20  +B13  +W23  =B12  +W16  
11 Davis,Sophie     3.5 | +B23  -W6   +B19  -W7   +W14  -B4   =W26  
12 De Rooy,Jack     3.5 | +W24  -B5   +W23  -W6   +B26  =W10  -B2   
13 De Rooy,Samuel   2.5 | -W1   =B14  +B21  -W10  -W20  -B26  +B17  
14 Cajes,Conrado    3.5 | =B2   =W13  +B25  =W8   -B11  +W17  -B7   
15 Chan,Abby        1.0 | -W3   -B20  -W18  -B16  -W24  -B22  +B25  
16 Cox,Aiden        3.0 | -B4   -W2   -B26  +W15  +B25  +W19  -B10  
17 Gill,Cyrus       2.0 | -W5   -B22  +W24  -B23  +W18  -B14  -W13  
18 Gill,Noah        2.0 | -B6   -W21  +B15  -W26  -B17  +W25  -B19  
19 Goh,Nicholas     3.0 | -W7   +B24  -W11  +B22  -W4   -B16  +W18  
20 Krishnan,Anirudh 4.0 | -B8   +W15  +B10  -W9   +B13  -W7   +B6   
21 Paul,Nikash      3.0 | -W9   +B18  -W13  -B4   +W22  +B24  -W23  
22 Santoso,Crystin  3.0 | -B10  +W17  -B8   -W19  -B21  +W15  +B24  
23 Singh,Chanpreet  3.0 | -W11  +BYE  -B12  +W17  -B10  -W2   +B21  
24 Syed,Habibah     2.0 | -B12  -W19  -B17  +W25  +B15  -W21  -W22  
25 Syed,Hafsa       1.0 | +BYE  -B7   -W14  -B24  -W16  -B18  -W15  
26 goh,casey        3.5 |  --    --   +W16  +B18  -W12  +W13  =B11  

All rounder event – completed

The all round championship concluded last night with Rheyansh taking out both the evening and the overall tournament. Terrific effort Rheyansh! Proving yourself as a very capable juniors who may win plenty of tournaments in the near future (and whose future rating will show considerable improvement). The top three standings were:

  • 1st – Rheyansh (38.5 out of 47 possible)
  • 2nd – Julian (32.5)
  • 3rd – Scott (30.5).

Detailed summary scores were:

From our illustrious President:

Likely start-back date (subject to AGM) will be Tuesday 18 January. That will involve informal activities with tournament play to commence the following week.

Wishing you each a very merry Christmas if I don’t see you beforehand. Hope to see you when we start back in 2022!
Regards, Steve

Details for chess resuming on 9 November


The event will run over 5 weeks, with a variety of game lengths. Players will accumulate points from each game, with the winner being the player gaining the highest number of points. The lengths of the games, and number of points attached is each is as follows:

  • Blitz – 9 rounds – 1 evening – 5 + 3 secs delay – 1 point per game
  • Short length – 5 rounds – 1 evening – 10 mins + 5 secs delay 2 points per game
  • Medium length – 4 rounds – 1 evening – 20 mins + 10 secs delay 3 points per game
  • Long – 4 round – 2 evenings – 30 mins + 15 secs delay 4 points per game

The dates of the games will be as follows:

  • 9 Nov – Medium length games
  • 16 Nov – Long games (night 1)
  • 23 Nov – Long games (night 2)
  • 30 Nov – Short Length Games
  • 7 Dec – Blitz

The Medium Length and Long games will be paired as one single event for the purpose of determining the pairings. Therefore, players will play different opponents across the 3 initial evenings. The Short length and blitz rounds will be paired as separate tournaments.
Players may take 1 of the first 3 rounds as byes, and will receive half the points available for the evening they are away.

As the event is unrated, it is free for members of the club. Normal tournament fees will apply otherwise.

Please note the winner(s) will receive a medal at presentation night for the event, however the decision was taken not to rate the event in acknowledgement of the time since we’ve been able to play in a competitive manner. Also, the event won’t decide a club champion for the year. Unfortunately the club championship and Peter Caissa Cup can’t be awarded this year.

Ladies and gents – please start your (chess) engines!

Just wishing to build some momentum, as we look very likely to be able to have face-to-face chess resuming at Altona on 9th November! As mentioned in the previous post, this will be 5 rounds of medium, long, long, short and blitz time frame games, over 5 weeks.

Games would nominally start at 7.30pm, but please arrive by 7:15pm at the latest so we can organise the entries, pairings.

Sorry, chess engines will NOT be allowed, just what sits between your ears.

Lightning Results

From our illustrious President:

Attached are the results for lightning last night. Well done to Matthew for taking out the evening with an impressive 6.5 / 7.
Next week is the start of the 5 round Western Masters. Please look to arrive before 7.30, or advise me if you’re going to be late (as a couple of people already have).

Lightning Standings

Pos   N     NAME              g | Rtg  PRtg Pts  Buc1  
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  1   2     Whitford,Matthew  m | 1550 1627 6.5  27.5 
  2   1     Beaumont,David    m | 1974 1264 6.0  26.5 
  3  13     Davis,Sophie      f |  824 1188 5.0  25.5 
  4   6     Salanowski,Mark   m | 1430 1060 4.5  27.0 
  5   4     Ilic,Milan        m | 1518 1090 4.0  28.5 
  6  16     Galia,Aaryan      f |    0 1517 4.0  27.0 
  7   9     Paul,Cijo         m | 1280 1161 4.0  23.0 
  8   7     Saric,Sergey      m | 1400  962 3.5  23.5 
  9  19     Massa,Emmanuel    m |    0 1103 3.5  23.0 
 10  11     Cox,Tyler         m |  905  612 3.5  20.5 
 11  20     Maure,Eric        m |    0  716 3.5  19.0 
 12  10     Condick,Peter     m | 1021  556 3.5  16.5 
 13   5     Kirk,Ian          m | 1435  500 3.0  23.5 
 14   3     Hogan,Steven      m | 1533 1042 3.0  23.0 
 15  12     Clerk,Felix       m |  828  621 3.0  23.0 
 16   8     Dogaris,George    m | 1288  874 3.0  22.0 
 17  14     Clerk,Max         m |  725  968 3.0  19.5 
 18  15     Cox,Aiden         m |    0  534 2.0  20.0 
 19  17     Gregorio,Jadyn    m |    0    0 1.0  20.5 
 20  18     Koci,Adem         f |    0  256 0.0  16.5 

Lightning #1 for 2020

The first 9 round, 5-minute ‘skittles’ event was held on Tuesday. David Beaumont won on 7.5/9 from a close field, with 17 people scoring 50% or better! We start the 5 round Purdy Cup next week.

Final standings

Pos   N     NAME                      | Rtg  PRtg Fed |  Pts    Buc1    BucT  
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  1  29     Beaumont,David            |    0  273 VIC |  7.5    46.0 
  2   1     Gusain,Daniel             |    0  220 VIC |  7.0    45.5 
  3   4  CM Davis,Tony J              |    0  220 VIC |  7.0    44.5 
  4  31     Enano,Ronald              |    0   95 VIC |  6.0    45.5 
  5   5     Humphreys,Scott           |    0  125 VIC |  6.0    40.5 
  6   6     Ilic,Milan                |    0   80 VIC |  5.5    45.0    49.0 
  7   2     Hogg,Dean                 |    0   80 VIC |  5.5    45.0    48.5 
  8  28     Zhang,Eric                |    0   80 VIC |  5.5    40.5 
  9   9     Richards,Derek            |    0   80 VIC |  5.5    36.0 
 10  12     Mullen,Chris              |    0   43 VIC |  5.0    48.0 
 11  11     McIntyre,Julian           |    0   43 VIC |  5.0    42.0 
 12   7     Hogan,Steven              |    0   43 AUS |  5.0    38.5 
 13  10     Saric,Sergey              |    0   43 VIC |  5.0    36.0 
 14   8     Whitford,Matthew          |    0    0 VIC |  4.5    43.0 
 15  25     Annapureddy,Rheyansh      |    0    0 AUS |  4.5    38.0 
 16  17     Clerk,Max                 |    0    0 VIC |  4.5    37.5 
 17  15     Kurian,Maksym             |    0    0 VIC |  4.5    37.0 
 18  13     Paul,Cijo                 |    0    0 VIC |  4.0    44.0 
 19  20     Pethe,Abi                 |    0    0 VIC |  4.0    34.5    35.0 
 20  26     Condick,Peter             |    0    0     |  4.0    34.5    35.0 
 21  19     Nawar,Mena                |    0    0 AUS |  4.0    34.0 
 22  14     Jing,Lang                 |    0    0 VIC |  4.0    32.5 
 23  23     Minic,Branislav           |    0    0 VIC |  3.0    36.0 
 24  16     Shelev,Petar              |    0    0 VIC |  3.0    33.5 
 25  22     Zhang,Benjamin            |    0    0 VIC |  3.0    32.5 
 26  18     Clerk,Felix           (W) |    0    0 VIC |  2.0    34.0 
 27  24     Watson,Nicolas        (W) |    0    0 VIC |  2.0    28.5 
 28  21     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai   (W) |    0    0 VIC |  1.5    29.5 
 29  27     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |  1.0    26.5

Lightning #3 results

Well, David and Daniel shared the top honours for this event. Full details below (note not in final score order).

 ID NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7  
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  1 Beaumont,David       1975     VIC  6.5 | +B10  +W6   +B5   =W2   +B8   +W3   +W9   
  2 Gusain,Daniel        1965     VIC  6.5 | +W11  +B7   +W13  =B1   +W3   +B10  +W8   
  3 Humphreys,Scott      1598     VIC  4.5 | +B12  =W8   +B4   +W5   -B2   -B1   +W11  
  4 Salanowski,Mark      1550     VIC  3.0 | -W13  +B14  -W3   +B16  -W9   -B17  +BYE  
  5 Ilic,Milan           1518     VIC  5.0 | +B14  +W9   -W1   -B3   +W11  +B19  +W10  
  6 Nowak,Ruben          1496     VIC  3.0 | +W15  -B1   +W11  -B13  +W17  -B9   -W18  
  7 Richards,Derek       1454     AUS  2.0 | +B16  -W2   -B8   -W12  -B18  +BYE  -W19  
  8 Hogan,Steven         1451     VIC  4.5 | +W17  =B3   +W7   +B9   -W1   +B13  -B2   
  9 Whitford,Matthew     1401     VIC  4.0 | +B18  -B5   +W17  -W8   +B4   +W6   -B1   
 10 Saric,Sergey         1238     VIC  4.0 | -W1   +B15  +W18  +B19  +W13  -W2   -B5   
 11 Clerk,Max             791     VIC  3.0 | -B2   +W16  -B6   +W18  -B5   +W15  -B3   
 12 Clerk,Felix           695     VIC  2.5 | -W3   -B17  +W15  +B7   -W19  -B18  =B16  
 13 Kurian,Maksym         678     VIC  4.0 | +B4   +W19  -B2   +W6   -B10  -W8   +B17  
 14 Watson,Nicolas        311     VIC  2.0 | -W5   -W4   -B19  -B17  +BYE  +W16  -B15  
 15 Brokies,Alwyn           0     AUS  3.0 | -B6   -W10  -B12  +BYE  +W16  -B11  +W14  
 16 Deng,Tina               0     VIC  1.5 | -W7   -B11  +BYE  -W4   -B15  -B14  =W12  
 17 Kalina,Leo              0     VIC  3.0 | -B8   +W12  -B9   +W14  -B6   +W4   -W13  
 18 Waadhwa,Ehsaas       1000     VIC  4.0 | -W9   +BYE  -B10  -B11  +W7   +W12  +B6   
 19 Paul,Cijo            1400     AUS  3.5 | =BYE  -B13  +W14  -W10  +B12  -W5   +B7

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