Time to saddle up!

Yes, the break is over, the holidays but a distant memory, the wait is over, now it is time for chess at Hobsons Bay once again! So saddle up, and get along to the club in Altona on Tuesdays for 7:30pm chess.

The club is having a casual night tomorrow to ease (no saddle sores!) yourself into the chess again. Gidday up!saddle

Rapid Play rounds 3 and 4

Two more rounds have been played (5 nights or 10 rounds in total). it is still a very tight event. Results are below, and a preliminary draw for round 5.
Round 3

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Loc  Total

 1 Cheema, Mohammad      1728 [2]     .5:.5   Enano, Ronald      1777 [2]  
 2 Russo, Guy            1450 [2]     .5:.5   Hogg, Dean         2036 [1.5]
 3 Hibberd, Nathan       1812 [1.5]    1:0    Ramos, Tony        1487 [1.5]
 4 Ilic, Milan           1609 [1.5]    0:1    Nowak, Ruben       1435 [1.5]
 5 Gusain, Daniel             [1]     .5:.5   Hogan, Steven      1610 [1]  
 6 Liu, Jim                   [1]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark   1574 [1]  
 7 Richards, Derek       1512 [1]      +:-    Saric, Sergey      550  [1]  
 8 O'Leary, Mike         449  [1]      0:1    Mullen, Chris      1382 [1]  
 9 Ravichandren, Niruthi 1443 [.5]     1:0    Bejjanki, Pranav        [0]  
10 Hibberd, Aaron        832  [0]     .5:.5   Shelev, Petar           [0]  
11 Withers, Jeremy            [0]      0:1    Doust, Tim              [0]  
12 Doust, Aidan               [0]     .5:.5   Liu, William            [0]  
13 Minichelli, Phil           [0]      0:1    Kostakakis, Angelo 1157 [0]  
14 Liu, Tina                  [0]     .5:.5   BYE

Round 4

No Name               Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Enano, Ronald      1777 [2.5]   .5:.5   Hibberd, Nathan       1812 [2.5]
 2 Nowak, Ruben       1435 [2.5]   .5:.5   Russo, Guy            1450 [2.5]
 3 Richards, Derek    1512 [2]      0:1    Cheema, Mohammad      1728 [2.5]
 4 Hogg, Dean         2036 [2]      1:0    Mullen, Chris         1382 [2]  
 5 Salanowski, Mark   1574 [2]     .5:.5   Gusain, Daniel             [1.5]
 6 Hogan, Steven      1610 [1.5]    +:-    Ilic, Milan           1609 [1.5]
 7 Ramos, Tony        1487 [1.5]    0:1    Ravichandren, Niruthi 1443 [1.5]
 8 Doust, Tim              [1]      0:1    O'Leary, Mike         449  [1]  
 9 Kostakakis, Angelo 1157 [1]      1:0    Liu, Jim                   [1]  
10 Liu, Tina               [.5]     0:1    Hibberd, Aaron        832  [.5] 
11 Shelev, Petar           [.5]    .5:.5   Doust, Aidan               [.5] 
12 Liu, William            [.5]     0:1    Minichelli, Phil           [0]  
13 Bejjanki, Pranav        [0]     .5:.5   Withers, Jeremy            [0]  
14 Saric, Sergey      550  [1]     .5:0    BYE

Round 5 (preliminary draw)

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Loc  Total

 1 Cheema, Mohammad      1728 [3.5]     :     Nowak, Ruben       1435 [3]  
 2 Hibberd, Nathan       1812 [3]       :     Hogg, Dean         2036 [3]  
 3 Russo, Guy            1450 [3]       :     Enano, Ronald      1777 [3]  
 4 Ravichandren, Niruthi 1443 [2.5]     :     Salanowski, Mark   1574 [2.5]
 5 Mullen, Chris         1382 [2]       :     Hogan, Steven      1610 [2.5]
 6 Gusain, Daniel             [2]       :     Richards, Derek    1512 [2]  
 7 O'Leary, Mike         449  [2]       :     Kostakakis, Angelo 1157 [2]  
 8 Hibberd, Aaron        832  [1.5]     :     Saric, Sergey      550  [1.5]
 9 Doust, Aidan               [1]       :     Ramos, Tony        1487 [1.5]
10 Minichelli, Phil           [1]       :     Doust, Tim              [1]  
11 Liu, Jim                   [1]       :     Shelev, Petar           [1]  
12 Bejjanki, Pranav           [.5]      :     Liu, Tina               [.5] 
13 Liu, William               [.5]    .5:0    BYE                          
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Junior 2015 championship and reserve results

As part of catching up with club events on here, the Junior 2015 championship and reserve results have been included here. They can also be found my navigating to the Junior pages.cup winner

Congratulations to Timothy Hu and George Dogaris, equal winners of the 2015 Championship, and congratulations to Julian McIntyre who won the Reserves section.

 

Tournament 2 progress scores

The Junior Tournament 2 is in progress, with 6 rounds so far of an 8 round event. It will be completed on the first Saturday back after school holidays, 16th April.  Totals after round 6 is below. The Junior calendar can be found here.

Place Name               Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
 
1-2   Hu, Timothy                    5/6        17.0  23.5   23.0
      Gusain, Daniel                   5        16.5  23.5   22.5
  3   Dogaris, George                  4.5      18.5  25.5   21.5
4-6   Vijaykumar, Aadav                4        17.0  24.0   20.0
      Whitford, Matthew                4        17.0  24.0   17.5
      Wang, Steven                     4        16.0  23.0   16.0
7-13  Clerk, Max                       3        18.0  25.0   17.0
      Bhat, Anika                      3        17.0  24.0   14.5
      Bejjanki, Pranav                 3        16.0  23.0   15.5
      Davis, Sophie                    3        15.5  21.5    9.5
      Whitford, Cameron                3        15.0  20.5   13.5
      Soler, Renoir                    3        13.5  20.5   14.0
      Soler, Russell                   3        13.5  20.0   11.0
14-15 Saric, Sergey                    2.5      16.0  23.0    8.0
      Pollard, Elizabeth               2.5      13.0  18.0   10.0
16-19 Siviour, James                   2        14.0  20.5   11.0
      Clerk, Felix                     2        13.5  19.5   11.0
      Sood, Pranay                     2        13.5  19.0    6.5
      Schlechta, Edith                 2        11.0  16.5    8.0
20-22 Kamath, Gauri                    1.5      12.5  17.5    5.5
      Kamath, Pooja                    1.5      12.0  17.0    7.0
      Hu, Lydia                        1.5      11.0  17.5    7.0

A full lightning night!

From Steven:

Firstly, I want to say how terrific it was to have 33 players at the lightning on tuesday. This is by far and away the biggest attendance we’ve had at a single night in many years. Special thanks goes to Tony for getting a number of juniors down, however there were a large number of senior players, which is exciting for the year ahead.
Attached are the results for the tournament, Dean, David and Vishal jointly won with 6/7, well done to the winners.
Next week is the start of the next 5 round tournament, the Purdy Cup.

Results:

Place Name                    Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
 1-3  Beaumont, David                   1991 6        25.0  34.5   26.0
      Hogg, Dean                        2018 6        23.5  32.5   25.0
      Bhat, Vishal                      1982 6        21.0  29.5   24.0
 4-6  Ilic, Milan                       1622 5        21.5  30.0   21.0
      Hibberd, Nathan                   1769 5        20.5  28.0   22.0
      Enano, Ronald                     1798 5        18.0  26.5   20.0
  7   Hogan, Steven                     1641 4.5      16.0  23.0   15.0
8-15  Wang, Kayson                      1730 4        23.5  31.5   20.0
      Cheema, Mohammad                  1780 4        23.0  31.0   19.0
      Ravichandren, Niruruthi           1150 4        20.5  29.5   18.0
      Humphreys, Scott                  1801 4        18.0  26.5   17.0
      Simon, Endre                      1469 4        18.0  23.0   16.0
      Saric, Zivko                           4        17.5  25.0   15.5
      Russo, Guy                             4        17.5  25.0   15.0
      Ramos, Antonio                    1459 4        16.5  21.5   14.0
16-18 Davis, Tony                       1873 3.5      20.0  27.5   16.5
      Nowak, Ruben                      1320 3.5      18.0  26.5   14.5
      Potulic, Vic                      1445 3.5      18.0  25.5   13.5
19-23 McIntyre, Charlie                 1437 3        18.0  26.0   12.0
      Salanowski, Mark                  1624 3        17.0  25.0   13.0
      Wootten, Rory                     1236 3        16.5  22.0   11.0
      Buzdar, Rashid                    1464 3        15.5  21.0   11.5
      Downs, Andrew                          3        13.5  19.0   11.0
24-28 Richards, Derek                   1523 2.5      18.0  25.0   12.5
      Saric, Sergey                     551  2.5      16.0  22.0    8.0
      Gusain, Daniel                         2.5      15.0  21.5    7.0
      Hu, Timothy                       696  2.5      15.0  20.0   10.0
      Kostakakis, Angelo                1233 2.5      14.0  21.0    4.5
29-30 Davis, Sophie                     295  2        14.0  19.0    8.0
      Bhat, Anika                            2        13.0  18.0    6.0
 31   Bejjanki, Pranav                       1.5      14.5  20.5    4.5
32-33 Ding, Tina                             1        15.0  20.5    3.5
      O'Leary, Mike                          1        12.0  17.0    4.0

Honourable Bob: final results

Dean ended with a picket fence score: well played.

Place Name                    Feder Rtg  Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
  1   Hogg, Dean                    1981 2014 5         9.5  16.0   15.0
  2   Davis, Tony                   1875 1897 4         6.5  12.5   12.0
 3-8  Szuveges, Narelle             1777 1743 3         8.5  15.5    9.5
      Ravichandren, Niruruthi       1384 1059 3         8.0  14.5   10.0
      Ramos, Tony                        1457 3         7.5  12.5    7.5
      Enano, Ronald                 1664 1780 3         7.5  12.0    9.5
      Hogan, Steven                 1639 1671 3         7.0  11.5    8.5
      Richards, Derek               1430 1500 3         3.0   8.0    6.0
9-11  Buzdar, Rashid                          2.5       9.5  16.0    9.0
      Hibberd, Nathan               1784 1769 2.5       7.0  11.5    8.5
      Cheema, Mohammad              1759 1774 2.5       6.5  11.5    7.0
12-15 Salanowski, Mark              1549 1637 2         9.5  14.0    9.0
      Russo, Guy                              2         7.0  11.5    5.0
      Nowak, Ruben                  1558 1320 2         6.5  10.0    6.0
      Humphreys, Scott                   1801 2         5.5   8.0    3.0
16-19 O'Leary, Mike                           1         8.0  13.0    4.0
      Downs, Andrew                           1         7.0  10.5    2.0
      McIntyre, Charlie             1324 1479 1         6.5  11.5    3.0
      Rory, Wootten                      1225 1         4.5   7.5    1.0
 20   Kostakakis, Angelo                 1233 0         6.5  11.0    0.0

Welcome to 2017!

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