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

Hobsons Bay Cup round 5

It is interesting as we move through the rounds, as to who is located on the various board positions. The results from round 5 are below.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [4]      1:0    Cheema, Mohammad 1733 1780 [3.5]
 2 Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [3]      0:1    Wang, Kayson     1702 1730 [3]  
 3 Ilic, Milan             1647 1622 [2.5]    0:1    Davis, Tony J    1949 1873 [2.5]
 4 McIntyre, Charlie       1306 1437 [2.5]    1:0    Humphreys, Scott 1728 1801 [2.5]
 5 Salanowski, Mark        1491 1624 [2.5]    1:0    Mullen, Chris    1613 1382 [2.5]
 6 Wootten, Rory           1448 1236 [2.5]    0:1    Hogan, Steven    1623 1641 [2]  
 7 Szuveges, Narelle S     1761 1675 [2]     .5:.5   Nowak, Ruben     1556 1320 [2]  
 8 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [2]      +:-    Ramos, Antonio   1531 1459 [2]  
 9 Papac, Luka             1794      [1.5]   .5:.5   Saric, Sergey         551  [1.5]
10 O'Leary, Mike                     [1.5]    0:1    Russo, Guy       1524      [1.5]
11 Kostakakis, Angelo      1249 1233 [1]      -:-    Downs, Andrew              [1]  
12 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]      0:1    Liu, Jim                   [1]  
13 Gusain, Daniel                    [1]      0:1    Doust, Jordan              [1]  
14 Doust, Aiden                      [.5]     0:1    Liu, William               [0]  
15 Hibberd, Nathan         1806 1769 [3]     .5:0    BYE 

Hobsons Bay Cup round 4

A few interesting games results for round 4. Dean maintained his winning run, and Rory scored a few rating points with his win over Luka.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                 Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Davis, Tony J           1949 1873 [2.5]    0:1    Hogg, Dean           2001 2018 [3]  
 2 Cheema, Mohammad        1733 1780 [2.5]    1:0    Salanowski, Mark     1491 1624 [2.5]
 3 Hibberd, Nathan         1806 1769 [2]      1:0    Humphreys, Scott     1728 1801 [2.5]
 4 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [2]      0:1    Wang, Kayson         1702 1730 [2]  
 5 Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [2]      +:-    Hibberd, Aaron            666  [2]  
 6 Saric, Sergey                551  [1.5]    0:1    Ilic, Milan          1647 1622 [1.5]
 7 Russo, Guy              1524      [1.5]    0:1    Mullen, Chris        1613 1382 [1.5]
 8 Papac, Luka             1794      [1.5]    0:1    Wootten, Rory        1448 1236 [1.5]
 9 Doust, Jordan                     [1]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle S  1761 1675 [1]  
10 Hogan, Steven           1623 1641 [1]      1:0    Bejjanki, Pranav Sai           [1]  
11 Nowak, Ruben            1556 1320 [1]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel                 [1]  
12 Kostakakis, Angelo      1249 1233 [1]      -:-    Downs, Andrew                  [1]  
13 O'Leary, Mike                     [.5]     1:0    Doust, Aiden                   [.5] 
14 Liu, Jim                          [0]      1:0    Liu, William                   [0]  
15 Ramos, Antonio          1531 1459 [2]      0:0    BYE                                 
16 McIntyre, Charlie       1306 1437 [2]     .5:0    BYE                                 

Hobsons Bay Cup round 3

After 2 rounds, only 5 players have a perfect score, and 4 of them they played each other this week. The results are below. Nathan’s position against Dean looked like swiss cheese after only a few moves, and it went downhill after that. My game against Tony did see-saw a bit, but I was a piece ahead but then carelessly lost my pawns under time pressure, and it was then R+B vs R and 2Ps and so a draw was a fitting result.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [2]      1:0    Hibberd, Nathan     1806 1769 [2]  
 2 Humphreys, Scott        1728 1801 [2]     .5:.5   Davis, Tony J       1949 1873 [2]  
 3 Salanowski, Mark        1491 1624 [1.5]    1:0    McIntyre, Charlie   1306 1437 [2]  
 4 Russo, Guy              1524      [1.5]    0:1    Cheema, Mohammad    1733 1780 [1.5]
 5 Wang, Kayson            1702 1730 [1]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo  1249 1233 [1]  
 6 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [1]      +:-    Szuveges, Narelle S 1761 1675 [1]  
 7 Hogan, Steven           1623 1641 [1]      -:+    Hibberd, Aaron           666  [1]  
 8 Ilic, Milan             1647 1622 [1]     .5:.5   Papac, Luka         1794      [1]  
 9 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]      0:1    Richards, Derek     1420 1523 [1]  
10 Mullen, Chris           1613 1382 [1]     .5:.5   Saric, Sergey            551  [1]  
11 Downs, Andrew                     [1]      -:+    Wootten, Rory       1448 1236 [.5] 
12 Doust, Aiden                      [.5]     0:1    Nowak, Ruben        1556 1320 [0]  
13 Liu, Jim                          [0]      0:1    Doust, Jordan                 [0]  
14 Liu, William                      [0]      0:1    Gusain, Daniel                [0]  
15 O'Leary, Mike                     [0]     .5:0    BYE                                
16 Ramos, Antonio          1531 1459 [1.5]   .5:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup round 2

Another interesting night of games. Results are below. A few byes were taken, so the number of games were less.

No Name                Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Szuveges, Narelle S 1761 1675 [1]      0:1    Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [1]  
 2 Davis, Tony J       1949 1873 [1]      1:0    Hogan, Steven           1623 1641 [1]  
 3 Richards, Derek     1420 1523 [1]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott        1728 1801 [1]  
 4 Hibberd, Nathan     1806 1769 [1]      1:0    Ilic, Milan             1647 1622 [1]  
 5 McIntyre, Charlie   1306 1437 [1]      1:0    Wang, Kayson            1702 1730 [1]  
 6 Cheema, Mohammad    1733 1780 [.5]     1:0    Mullen, Chris           1613 1382 [1]  
 7 Doust, Jordan                 [0]      0:1    Russo, Guy              1524      [.5] 
 8 Kostakakis, Angelo  1249 1233 [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim                          [0]  
 9 Gusain, Daniel                [0]      0:1    Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [0]  
10 Saric, Sergey            551  [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike                     [0]  
11 Liu, William                  [0]      0:1    Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [0]  
12 Papac, Luka         1794      [0]      1:0    Sheen, Daniel                     [0]  
13 Nowak, Ruben        1556 1320 [0]      0:1    Downs, Andrew                     [0]  
14 Salanowski, Mark    1491 1624 [1]     .5:0    BYE                                    
15 Ramos, Antonio      1531 1459 [1]     .5:0    BYE                                    
16 Wootten, Rory       1448 1236 [0]     .5:0    BYE                                    
17 Hibberd, Aaron           666  [.5]    .5:0    BYE                                    
18 Doust, Aiden                  [0]     .5:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup round 1

Our 7-round (7 night) event started last Tuesday and most games went according to rating. The last game to finish was Rory vs Tony and this did not disappoint. When I caught up with it, each player had R+3P that were locked in the middle of the board. It did look drawish at that stage. Tony went on to win! Perhaps someone can comment on how? The round 1 results are below.

Round 1 results

No Name                    Loc  Total  Result   Name                Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean              2018 [0]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben        1320 [0]  
 2 Wootten, Rory           1236 [0]      0:1    Davis, Tony J       1873 [0]  
 3 Humphreys, Scott        1801 [0]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo  1233 [0]  
 4 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1150 [0]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan     1769 [0]  
 5 Wang, Kayson            1730 [0]      1:0    Saric, Sergey       551  [0]  
 6 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai         [0]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle S 1675 [0]  
 7 Hogan, Steven           1641 [0]      1:0    Doust, Jordan            [0]  
 8 Downs, Andrew                [0]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark    1624 [0]  
 9 Ilic, Milan             1622 [0]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel           [0]  
10 Liu, Jim                     [0]      0:1    Richards, Derek     1523 [0]  
11 Ramos, Antonio          1459 [0]      1:0    Liu, William             [0]  
12 O'Leary, Mike                [0]      0:1    McIntyre, Charlie   1437 [0]  
13 Mullen, Chris           1382 [0]      1:0    Papac, Luka              [0]  
14 Russo, Guy                   [0]     .5:0    BYE                           
15 Cheema, Mohammad        1780 [0]     .5:0    BYE                           
16 Harris, Anthony         1591 [0]     .5:0    BYE                           
17 Hibberd, Aaron          666  [0]     .5:0    BYE

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.

 

Welcome to 2017!

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