Honourable Bob after 4 rounds

The Honourable Bob has had 4 rounds out of 5 now completed. Nathan and David are undefeated and they will probably meet in the final round to decide the winner.

Round 4 results

  1 = Beaumont,David       ( 3.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 3.0) =   3 -   5 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Cheema,Mohammad      ( 3.0) - Hibberd,Nathan       ( 3.0) =   8 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 2.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 2.0) =   1 -  22 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Menezes,Eric         ( 2.0) - Hogg,Dean            ( 2.0) =  14 -   2 = 1F-0F
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  5 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 2.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.0) =  15 -   6 = 0 - 1
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  6 = Shelev,Petar         ( 2.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 2.0) =  35 -   9 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Richards,Derek       ( 2.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) =  12 -  18 = ½ - ½
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  8 = Saric,Sergey         ( 2.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) =  39 -  13 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.5) - Nawar,Mena           ( 1.0) =  11 -  25 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Enano,Ronald         ( 1.5) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.5) =  36 -  17 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 1.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) =  24 -  16 = ½ - ½
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 12 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) =  10 -  19 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 1.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  38 -  40 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 1.0) - Dissanayake, Pehansa ( 1.0) =  21 -  27 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 1.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav      ( 0.5) =  33 -   7 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Sethi,Sandeep        ( 0.0) =  26 -  31 = 0 - 1
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 17 = Korunovski, Hristija ( 0.0) - Rawat,Bijay          ( 0.0) =  29 -  37 = 0F-1F
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 18 = Sood,Pranay          ( 1.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  32 -   0 = ½    
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 19 = Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  20 -   0 = 0    
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 20 = Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  23 -   0 = 0    
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 21 = Jespersen,Ike        ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  28 -   0 = 0    
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 22 = Scott, Miranda       ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  30 -   0 = 0    
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 23 = Wootten,Rory         ( 1.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 = Kurian,Maksym ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin ( 0.0) = 38 - 21 = 1 - 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 = Rawat,Bijay ( 0.0) - Saric,Sergey ( 0.0) = 37 - 39 = 0 - 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 = Clerk,Felix ( 0.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav ( 0.5) = 23 - 7 = 1F-0F ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 = Sood,Pranay ( 0.0) - Scott, Miranda ( 0.0) = 32 - 30 = 1F-0F ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 = Jespersen,Ike ( 0.0) - ( not paired ) ( 0.0) = 28 - 0 = 0
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Hon Bob round 2 results

The Honourable Bob rolls on. Note that the round 3 posting of results will be delayed – I am overseas on holiday for a week, yay!

Round 2 results

  1 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 1.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.0) =   1 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Nowak,Ruben          ( 1.0) - Hogg,Dean            ( 1.0) =  10 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Beaumont,David       ( 1.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) =   3 -  13 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Richards,Derek       ( 1.0) - Hibberd,Nathan       ( 1.0) =  12 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Davis,Tony J         ( 1.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) =   5 -  15 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Menezes,Eric         ( 1.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 1.0) =  14 -   6 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Cheema,Mohammad      ( 1.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) =   8 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  8 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.0) =  16 -   9 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Wootten,Rory         ( 0.5) - Enano,Ronald         ( 0.0) =  34 -  36 = ½ - ½
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 10 = Dissanayake, Pehansa ( 0.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 0.0) =  27 -  18 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  19 -  26 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Korunovski, Hristija ( 0.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 0.0) =  29 -  20 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Sethi,Sandeep        ( 0.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 0.0) =  31 -  22 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Shelev,Petar         ( 0.0) =  25 -  35 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 0.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) =  33 -  24 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Kurian,Maksym        ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) =  38 -  21 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Rawat,Bijay          ( 0.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 0.0) =  37 -  39 = 0 - 1
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 18 = Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav      ( 0.5) =  23 -   7 = 1F-0F
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 19 = Sood,Pranay          ( 0.0) - Scott, Miranda       ( 0.0) =  32 -  30 = 1F-0F
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 20 = Jespersen,Ike        ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  28 -   0 = 0

Honourable Bob kicks off with 35 players

Our first long time frame event (1 game per night over 5 weeks) kicked off with a bumper crowd of 35 entrants, with about 8 new players. The round 1 games went with rating. Round 1 results and round 2 preliminary draw is below.

Round 1 results

  1 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 0.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 0.0) =  18 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Hogg,Dean            ( 0.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) =   2 -  19 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Clerk,Max            ( 0.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 0.0) =  20 -   3 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Hibberd,Nathan       ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) =   4 -  21 = 1 - 0
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  5 = Jing,Lang            ( 0.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 0.0) =  22 -   5 = 0 - 1
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  6 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 0.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) =   6 -  23 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) - Cheema,Mohammad      ( 0.0) =  24 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  8 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 0.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) =   9 -  25 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Nowak,Ruben          ( 0.0) =  26 -  10 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 0.0) - Dissanayake, Pehansa ( 0.0) =  11 -  27 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Jespersen,Ike        ( 0.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 0.0) =  28 -  12 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Hogan,Steven         ( 0.0) - Korunovski, Hristija ( 0.0) =  13 -  29 = 1 - 0
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 13 = Scott, Miranda       ( 0.0) - Menezes,Eric         ( 0.0) =  30 -  14 = 0 - 1
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 14 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 0.0) - Sethi,Sandeep        ( 0.0) =  15 -  31 = 1 - 0
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 15 = Sood,Pranay          ( 0.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 0.0) =  32 -  16 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Mullen,Chris         ( 0.0) - Waadhwa,Ehsaas       ( 0.0) =  17 -  33 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Wootten,Rory         ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  34 -   0 = ½    
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 18 = Bejjanki,Pranav      ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =   7 -   0 = ½    
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 19 = Shelev,Petar         ( 0.0) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =  35 -   0 = 0

Chess variant night, Hon. Bob coming soon

There was a lot of fun with various chess variants being played. I should have taken more photos. The photo shows you having to spell out a word before your opponent does (‘capture’ the squares in the correct order).

There was also well, can’t remember the name, but a large pack of cards allowed us to cast spells and curses etc. on our own or opponent’s pieces. And teams of two played hand/mind chess (the mind just chooses a piece type, the hand makes a move with that piece); works best if you can read minds.

Starting next week and for all of February we will be playing the Honourable Bob over 5 rounds (1 game per night).

Club member results in the Australian Open

The chess open, not the tennis, silly 😉 Report from Steven Hogan:

Hoping you each had a terrific Christmas and new year period. Some club members took on the challenge of the Australian Open tournament between 27 – 31 December. Below are the results for the club members. The event was split into two tournaments, the Australian Open and Australian Minor (which is limited to players below 1600 FIDE), and each were 9 round events.
Australian Open
Daniel Gusain – 5.5
David Beaumont – 5.5
Dean Hogg – 4/7
Myiesha Maunders – 4
Tony Davis – 4
Steven Hogan – 2.5
Matthew Whitford – 2.5
Australian Minor
Milan Ilic – 6
Sophie Davis – 6
Ruben Nowak – 5.5
Sergey Saric – 5.5
Lang Jing – 4
Well done to all the club members who took on the event.
Chess will start back on 22 January with an informal evening (where different variants of chess will be available). First tournament evening is the following week on 29 January. See the calendar for the full year event timings.

AGM 2018, new rules for 2019

A few words from our illustrious President, Steven Hogan, following the AGM held on 11 Dec (my edits below). I will update the various rules and calendar items on the site, in preparation for 2019. Merry Christmas – Scott

The club’s presentation night and AGM was held last night. Well done to all the winners, both in the seniors and juniors. The calendar for 2019 is attached, 2019 starts with an informal night on 22 January followed by the first tournament starting on 29 January.
The summary of motions past at the AGM are below:
1) The club will move to 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move time control. This is to ensure that players rated over 2200 are able to play at the club, as this time control is required by FIDE for any tournament with at least 1 players over 2200.
2) If a player wins the reserve championship outright, they will automatically qualify for the next years club championship, so long as they have completed at least 2 rated tournaments in both the year of their win in the reserves and the following year in which they have qualified for the club championship.
3) The calendar remains substantially the same. We have ensured that the Tuesday after Easter is a night of short chess so not to penalise anyone who may be away for Easter. Also, we have selected the theme for the first allegro, and will select the other 2 themes from the list voted on at the AGM.
Thank you each for your participation in 2018, and hoping to see you each in 2019. Lastly, good luck to all club players who are playing the Australian open later this month. Regards Steve

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.

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