Thursday, 27 April 2017

Autumn Cup 2017 Starts

48 players signed up for the Autumn Cup this year, which is excellent. Chess players being chess players, however, a few people mysteriously failed to turn up.
Nice to see the NZ Champion Scott Wastney back in action at the club, he got held to a draw by Nic Croad in round 1.
Results mostly went as expected. For this tournament, you are likely to be playing against people roughly the same strength as yourself, but it'll be interesting to see how the new people get on.

Here are the results for round 1:

Group A
Croad        1/2-1/2     Wastney
Dive              1-0        Perry
Ker                1-0        Nijman

Group B
Forster      1/2-1/2      Stone
Jackson        0-1         Sellen
Nyberg         0-1         Pomeroy

Group C
Aldridge      0-1        Stoeveken
Barraza        0-1        Rossiter
Brockway  1/2-1/2    Farrington

Group D
Benitez E    1-0        Winter
 Day           1/2-1/2    Stracy
Chen              1-0      Rabina

Group E
Benitez R     P-P       Wright
Meravanage  0-1       Wevers
Sole               1-0       Thorpe

Group F      
Bennett          1-0      Van der Anker
Darr              P-P       Stannard
Proctor          P-P       Konakanchi K

Group G
He C             P-P        Zhao
Leask            1-0        Theodosiou
Kibblewhite  1-0        Tagos

Group H
Hall               1-0      Konakanchi P
He P              0-1      Jacobsen
Asher          1/2-1/2   Sknar

Monday, 24 April 2017

Croad Wins Fischer Random for Third Year Running

With a win against Fabian Day, and a draw in the final round against Anthony Ker, Nic Croad once again showed his complete dominance in this most fascinating chess variant. He finished on 5.5 points, a full point ahead of Anthony, Russell and Brian Nijman. Congratulations!

My own performance was brightened up with a win against Anthony in round 3, but my last round game was a complete disaster where I threw away a rook in an interesting and quite balanced position.against Russell Dive.

In the parallel normal rapid, Michael Nyberg was well ahead of the field, like Nic only conceding a half point in the final round, against Wei Kai Chen.


Fischer Random 2017

Cross Table


No Name                Feder Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Croad, Nic                    2322 5.5   19:W 20:W 14:W  7:W  6:W  2:D
2  Ker, Anthony                  2379 4.5   11:W  8:W  7:L  3:W  5:W  1:D
3  Dive, Russell                 2387 4.5   17:W  5:W  4:D  2:L  9:W  7:W
4  Nijman, Brian                 2117 4.5   16:W  6:W  3:D  5:L 12:W  8:W
5  Forster, Bill                 2003 4     21:W  3:L 19:W  4:W  2:L 10:W
6  Day, Fabian                   1551 4     12:W  4:L 10:W 14:W  1:L 11:W
7  Sellen, Ian                   2016 3.5   15:W  9:W  2:W  1:L  8:D  3:L
8  Jackson, Ross                 1932 3.5   10:W  2:L 15:W  9:W  7:D  4:L
9  Wight, Joshua                 1412 3     13:W  7:L 12:W  8:L  3:L 18:W
10 Kibblewhite, Daniel           1059 3      8:L 11:W  6:L 19:W 16:W  5:L
11 Wevers, Alexis                1363 3      2:L 10:L 18:W 13:W 20:W  6:L
12 Leask, Hamish                 1000 3      6:L 16:W  9:L 15:W  4:L 20:W
13 He, Caleb                     997  3      9:L 15:L 21:W 11:L 19:W 16:W
14 Van der Anker, Juan           1400 2     18:W 17:W  1:L  6:L  0:L  0:L
15 Darr, Samuel                  1081 2      7:L 13:W  8:L 12:L 18:L  0:W
16 Stannard, Bobby               1118 2      4:L 12:L 22:W 18:W 10:L 13:L
17 Konakanchi, Karthik           1382 2      3:L 14:L  0:L  0:L 22:W 19:W
18 He, Paul                      971  2     14:L 21:W 11:L 16:L 15:W  9:L
19 Theodosiou, Andreas           1283 1      1:L 22:W  5:L 10:L 13:L 17:L
20 Rabina, Romeo                 1600 1     22:W  1:L  0:L  0:L 11:L 12:L
21 Bennett, Sarah                1061 1      5:L 18:L 13:L 22:W  0:L  0:L
22 Zhao, Aiden                   1032 0     20:L 19:L 16:L 21:L 17:L  0:L



Normal Rapid 2017

Cross Table


No Name                 Feder Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Nyberg, Michael                2025 5.5   10:W  9:W  5:W  2:W  4:W  3:D
2  Winter, Ryan                   1652 4.5   13:W  6:D  4:W  1:L  5:W  7:W
3  Chen, Wei Kai                  1650 4.5   14:W  5:L 12:W 13:W  6:W  1:D
4  Rossiter, Philip               1663 4     17:W 11:W  2:L 10:W  1:L  6:W
5  Stoeveken, Peter               1689 3.5    8:W  3:W  1:L  6:D  2:L 10:W
6  Farrington, Lawrence           1591 3     18:W  2:D  9:W  5:D  3:L  4:L
7  Tagos, Bernardo                1547 3     12:L 14:W 10:L 15:W 13:W  2:L
8  Sole, Michael                  1488 3      5:L 12:W  0:L  0:L 16:W 19:W
9  Benitez, Edgar                 1600 3     19:W  1:L  6:L 18:W 10:D 11:D
10 Benitez, Ric                   1500 2.5    1:L 19:W  7:W  4:L  9:D  5:L
11 Brockway, Andrew               1558 2.5   16:W  4:L  0:L  0:L 17:W  9:D
12 Daley, Monty                        2      7:W  8:L  3:L 16:W  0:L  0:L
13 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn           1315 2      2:L 18:W 17:W  3:L  7:L  0:L
14 Meravanage, Satwik             1267 2      3:L  7:L  0:L  0:L 18:W 16:W
15 Thorpe, Richard                1500 2      0:L  0:L 16:L  7:L 19:W 18:W
16 Jacobsen, Josiah               1000 1.5   11:L 17:D 15:W 12:L  8:L 14:L
17 Del Favero, Marcus             1410 1.5    4:L 16:D 13:L  0:W 11:L  0:L
18 Asher, Bruce                   1123 1      6:L 13:L  0:W  9:L 14:L 15:L
19 Konakanchi, Pramodh            1178 0      9:L 10:L  0:L  0:L 15:L  8:L





Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ker and Croad Share Wellington Open 2017


Congratulations to Anthony Ker and Nic Croad for winning this year's edition of the Wellington Open.

This was a six round Swiss held at the CQ Hotel in Cuba Street, central Wellington. Players came from all over the country, and one each from France and Canada. Wild weather was hitting the country at the start of the tournament, but in the event only two players were unable to make the first round due to cancelled flights. The overall turnout was 38 players.

Favourites at the start of the tournament were three top Wellington players, Anthony Ker, Nic Croad and Russell Dive. The decisive results turned out to be Anthony and Nic drawing with each other, and Anthony beating Russell.

Thanks to everyone who took part. Thanks especially to Simon Lyall who took lots of photos which you can view on his Flickr page.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/collections/72157677599608552/



Cross Table

No Name               Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Ker, Anthony           2474 5.5   31:W 22:W 11:W  2:D  4:W  8:W
2  Croad, Nic             2375 5.5   27:W 15:W 17:W  1:D  5:W 12:W
3  Polischuk, Kirill      2225 4.5    0:D 24:W  6:D 10:W 12:D 13:W
4  Dive, Russell          2426 4     14:W 12:D  8:W  7:W  1:L  5:D
5  James, Jack            2145 4     25:W 10:W  7:W 12:D  2:L  4:D
6  Goodhue, Nathan        2093 4     33:W 19:D  3:D  9:D 13:D 23:W
7  Steadman, Michael      2309 4     29:W  9:W  5:L  4:L 25:W 15:W
8  Nyberg, Michael        2032 4     28:W 13:W  4:L 17:W 16:W  1:L
9  Wells, Clinton         1934 4     32:W  7:L 21:W  6:D 15:D 22:W
10 Masters, Andrew        1911 4     35:W  5:L 34:W  3:L 24:W 20:W
11 Jackson, Ross          2054 4     36:W 26:W  1:L 13:L 29:W 16:W
12 Quere, Alexandre       2022 3.5   21:W  4:D 19:W  5:D  3:D  2:L
13 Chen, Wei Kai          1732 3.5   16:W  8:L 38:W 11:W  6:D  3:L
14 Winter, Ryan           1715 3.5    4:L 21:L 24:D 38:W 34:W 18:W
15 Rossiter, Philip       1945 3     37:W  2:L 33:W 18:D  9:D  7:L
16 O'Brien, Jarrod             3     13:L  0:W 26:W 22:W  8:L 11:L
17 Heppenstall, Lara      1506 3     20:W 23:W  2:L  8:L 19:L 31:W
18 Robinson, John              3      0:D  0:D 27:W 15:D 20:D 14:L
19 Lyall, Simon           1819 3     30:W  6:D 12:L 20:L 17:W 26:D
20 Nicholls, Leighton     2057 3     17:L 28:W 25:D 19:W 18:D 10:L
21 Sinclair, Zephan       1313 3     12:L 14:W  9:L 26:L 38:W 29:W
22 Zhang, Jasmine         2029 3     34:W  1:L 29:W 16:L 26:W  9:L
23 Cooper, Niger          1821 3     24:D 17:L 28:W 25:D 27:W  6:L
24 Benitez, Edgar              2.5   23:D  3:L 14:D 34:W 10:L 25:D
25 Sole, Michael          1586 2.5    5:L 35:W 20:D 23:D  7:L 24:D
26 List, Robert           1747 2.5   38:W 11:L 16:L 21:W 22:L 19:D
27 Wight, Joshua          1629 2.5    2:L 37:W 18:L 30:W 23:L 28:D
28 He, Caleb              1416 2.5    8:L 20:L 23:L 36:W 35:W 27:D
29 Murdoch, Stephen       1608 2      7:L 32:W 22:L 35:W 11:L 21:L
30 Daley, Monty                2     19:L 33:L 37:W 27:L 31:L  0:W
31 Day, Fabian            1726 2      1:L 34:L  0:L 37:W 30:W 17:L
32 Stannard, Lars         1260 2      9:L 29:L 36:W 33:L 37:L 38:W
33 Meravanage, Satwik     1524 2      6:L 30:W 15:L 32:W  0:   0: 
34 Del Favero, Marcus     1410 1.5   22:L 31:W 10:L 24:L 14:L 35:D
35 He, Paul               1051 1.5   10:L 25:L  0:W 29:L 28:L 34:D
36 Stannard, Bobby        1481 1.5   11:L 38:L 32:L 28:L  0:W 37:D
37 Burt, James            1291 1.5   15:L 27:L 30:L 31:L 32:W 36:D
38 Legner, James               1     26:L 36:W 13:L 14:L 21:L 32:L

Friday, 24 March 2017

Russell Wins 2017 Summer Cup

Congratulations to Russell Dive for winning the Summer Cup for the first time since 2014. Last year he only managed 5.5 out of 8, losing to both Anthony and Nic. This time he had no such problems, scoring a magnificent 7.5/8

Round 8 (Final)

No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                 Loc  Total

 1 Jackson, Ross        2049 [5]      0:1    Dive, Russell        2440 [6.5]
 2 Ker, Anthony         2461 [6]      1:0    Sellen, Ian          2080 [4.5]
 3 Wilkins, Mark        1969 [5]      0:1    Croad, Nic           2398 [5.5]
 4 Brockway, Andrew     1826 [4.5]    ½:½    Rossiter, Philip     1900 [4.5]
 5 Timergazi, Layla     2117 [4]      ½:½    Day, Fabian          1608 [4.5]
 6 Winter, Ryan         1592 [4]      0:1    Pomeroy, Arthur      2137 [4]  
 7 Aldridge, Alan       1956 [4]      1:0    Wevers, Alexis       1649 [4]  
 8 Benitez, Edgar       1400 [4]      ½:½    Farrington, Lawrence 1755 [4]  
 9 Sole, Michael        1654 [4]      1:0    Rose, Nathan         1406 [4]  
10 Rabina, Romeo        1600 [4]      1:0    Tagos, Bernardo      1433 [4]  
11 Proctor, Matthew     1392 [3.5]    0:1    Thorpe, Richard      1630 [3.5]
12 Stoeveken, Peter     1863 [3]      1:0    Darr, Samuel         1000 [3.5]
13 Leask, Hamish        1200 [3]      0:1    Wight, Joshua        1629 [3]  
14 Konakanchi, Karthik  1484 [3]      ½:½    Theodosiou, Andreas  1392 [3]  
15 Meravanage, Satwik   1524 [2.5]    0:1    Del Favero, Marcus   1000 [2.5]
16 He, Caleb            1145 [2.5]    1:0    Benitez, Ric         1400 [2.5]
17 Zhao, Aiden          1298 [2.5]    1:0    Konakanchi, Pramodh  1191 [2.5]
18 He, Paul             957  [2]      1:0    Kibblewhite, Daniel  1550 [1.5]
19 Van Der Anker, Juan  1500 [2.5]    1:0    BYE                            
20 Nijman, Brian        2192 [4.5]    ½:½    BYE                            
21 Stracy, Don          1747 [3.5]    ½:½    BYE                            
22 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn 1737 [3]      ½:½    BYE                            
23 Dixon, Hamish        1724 [3]      ½:½    BYE                            
24 Cunningham, Pat      1717 [1]      0:0    BYE                            
25 Bennett, Sarah       1458 [3]      0:0    BYE                            
26 Asher, Bruce         1275 [1.5]    0:0    BYE                            
27 Stannard, Bobby      1000 [2]      0:0    BYE                            
28 Zhao, Jeffrey        943  [1]      0:0    BYE                            
29 Zhou, Ryan           1000 [0]      0:0    BYE                            

Cross Table


No Name                 Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8  

1  Dive, Russell            2440 7.5   45:W  5:W  6:W 14:W  2:D  3:W 15:W  4:W
2  Ker, Anthony             2461 7     26:W  4:W  3:D  7:W  1:D  8:W  9:W 15:W
3  Croad, Nic               2398 6.5   18:W  8:W  2:D  6:W 14:W  1:L 10:W  5:W
4  Jackson, Ross            2049 5     32:W  2:L 39:W 27:W  9:D  5:D 14:W  1:L
5  Wilkins, Mark            1969 5     29:W  1:L 33:W 19:W 17:D  4:D 20:W  3:L
6  Nijman, Brian            2192 5     23:W 17:W  1:L  3:L 21:W 27:W  7:D  0:D
7  Rossiter, Philip         1900 5     21:W  0:D 15:W  2:L 11:D 29:W  6:D  8:D
8  Brockway, Andrew         1826 5     43:W  3:L 29:W 37:W 10:W  2:L  0:D  7:D
9  Day, Fabian              1608 5      0:D  0:D 44:W 20:W  4:D 11:W  2:L 14:D
10 Pomeroy, Arthur          2137 5     13:W  0:D 28:W  0:D  8:L 26:W  3:L 19:W
11 Aldridge, Alan           1956 5     25:W 14:L  0:D 33:W  7:D  9:L 23:W 24:W
12 Sole, Michael            1654 5     14:L 31:L 38:W 28:W 19:D 30:W 25:D 21:W
13 Rabina, Romeo            1600 5     10:L  0:D 35:W 31:D 40:D  0:D 27:W 25:W
14 Timergazi, Layla         2117 4.5   12:W 11:W 20:W  1:L  3:L 22:W  4:L  9:D
15 Sellen, Ian              2080 4.5   44:+ 27:W  7:L 26:D 24:W 17:W  1:L  2:L
16 Benitez, Edgar           1400 4.5    0:D  0:D 26:L 18:W 20:D 24:D 22:W 17:D
17 Farrington, Lawrence     1755 4.5   38:W  6:L 32:W 42:W  5:D 15:L 19:D 16:D
18 Thorpe, Richard          1630 4.5    3:L 21:W 19:L 16:L  0:D 37:W 28:W 30:W
19 Winter, Ryan             1592 4      0:D 39:D 18:W  5:L 12:D 36:W 17:D 10:L
20 Stracy, Don              1747 4     41:W 24:W 14:L  9:L 16:D 40:W  5:L  0:D
21 Rose, Nathan             1406 4      7:L 18:L 45:W 44:W  6:L 31:W 26:W 12:L
22 Stoeveken, Peter         1863 4     31:W  0:D  0:D  0:L 30:W 14:L 16:L 34:W
23 Wight, Joshua            1629 4      6:L 35:W 31:D 30:L 42:+  0:D 11:L 38:W
24 Wevers, Alexis           1649 4      0:D 20:L 43:W 36:W 15:L 16:D 29:W 11:L
25 Tagos, Bernardo          1433 4     11:L 26:L 41:W 46:W  0:D 28:W 12:D 13:L
26 Dixon, Hamish            1724 3.5    2:L 25:W 16:W 15:D  0:D 10:L 21:L  0:D
27 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn     1737 3.5   47:+ 15:L 40:W  4:L 31:W  6:L 13:L  0:D
28 He, Caleb                1145 3.5    0:D 30:W 10:L 12:L 33:W 25:L 18:L 40:W
29 Konakanchi, Karthik      1484 3.5    5:L 45:W  8:L 47:+ 37:W  7:L 24:L 31:D
30 Proctor, Matthew         1392 3.5    0:D 28:L 34:W 23:W 22:L 12:L 33:W 18:L
31 Theodosiou, Andreas      1392 3.5   22:L 12:W 23:D 13:D 27:L 21:L 37:W 29:D
32 Van Der Anker, Juan      1500 3.5    4:L 47:W 17:L 40:L 41:D 35:W 34:L  0:W
33 Del Favero, Marcus       1000 3.5    0:D 46:W  5:L 11:L 28:L 50:W 30:L 39:W
34 Darr, Samuel             1000 3.5    0:D 42:L 30:L 43:W 39:L 41:W 32:W 22:L
35 Zhao, Aiden              1298 3.5    0:D 23:L 13:L 38:L 43:W 32:L 44:W 41:W
36 Bennett, Sarah           1458 3      0:D 37:L 46:W 24:L  0:D 19:L 42:W  0:L
37 He, Paul                 957  3      0:D 36:W 42:D  8:L 29:L 18:L 31:L 44:W
38 Leask, Hamish            1200 3     17:L  0:L 12:L 35:W 44:W  0:  43:W 23:L
39 Meravanage, Satwik       1524 2.5    0:D 19:D  4:L  0:D 34:W  0:L  0:L 33:L
40 Benitez, Ric             1400 2.5    0:D  0:D 27:L 32:W 13:D 20:L  0:L 28:L
41 Konakanchi, Pramodh      1191 2.5   20:L 44:L 25:L 50:W 32:D 34:L  0:W 35:L
42 Stannard, Bobby          1000 2      0:D 34:W 37:D 17:L 23:-  0:  36:L  0:L
43 Asher, Bruce             1275 1.5    8:L  0:D 24:L 34:L 35:L 46:W 38:L  0:L
44 Kibblewhite, Daniel      1550 1.5   15:- 41:W  9:L 21:L 38:L  0:D 35:L 37:L
45 Cunningham, Pat          1717 1      1:L 29:L 21:L  0:D  0:D  0:L  0:L  0:L
46 Zhao, Jeffrey            943  1      0:D 33:L 36:L 25:L 50:D 43:L  0:L  0:L
47 Kemp, Jonah              1100 1     27:- 32:L  0:W 29:-  0:   0:   0:   0: 
48 Nyberg, Michael          2048 1      0:D  0:D  0:L  0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
49 Le, Vincent              1600 .5     0:D  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
50 Zhou, Ryan               1000 0      0:   0:   0:  41:L 46:L 33:L  0:L  0:L


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Summer Cup R7, Results, Standings, Games

The top players mostly won, leaving Russell still half a point clear at the top, with one round to go. The big upset was Ross defeating Layla to earn himself a crack at Russell in the last round.

Thanks to Fabian and Philip for their annotations here. Aficionados of nearly-successful attempts to beat Anthony's Pirc will particularly appreciate Fabian's latest addition to the canon. Great notes, both of you, thanks.











Results

No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                Loc  Total

 1 Dive, Russell        2440 [5.5]    1:0    Sellen, Ian         2080 [4.5]
 2 Day, Fabian          1608 [4.5]    0:1    Ker, Anthony        2461 [5]  
 3 Pomeroy, Arthur      2137 [4]      0:1    Croad, Nic          2398 [4.5]
 4 Jackson, Ross        2049 [4]      1:0    Timergazi, Layla    2117 [4]  
 5 Rossiter, Philip     1900 [4]      ½:½    Nijman, Brian       2192 [4]  
 6 Stracy, Don          1747 [3.5]    0:1    Wilkins, Mark       1969 [4]  
 7 Farrington, Lawrence 1755 [3.5]    ½:½    Winter, Ryan        1592 [3.5]
 8 Tagos, Bernardo      1433 [3.5]    ½:½    Sole, Michael       1654 [3.5]
 9 Wight, Joshua        1629 [3]      0:1    Aldridge, Alan      1956 [3]  
10 Stoeveken, Peter     1863 [3]      0:1    Benitez, Edgar      1400 [3]  
11 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn 1737 [3]      0:1    Rabina, Romeo       1600 [3]  
12 Rose, Nathan         1406 [3]      1:0    Dixon, Hamish       1724 [3]  
13 Wevers, Alexis       1649 [3]      1:0    Konakanchi, Karthik 1484 [3]  
14 Thorpe, Richard      1630 [2.5]    1:0    He, Caleb           1145 [2.5]
15 Darr, Samuel         1000 [2.5]    1:0    Van Der Anker, Juan 1500 [2.5]
16 Del Favero, Marcus   1000 [2.5]    0:1    Proctor, Matthew    1392 [2.5]
17 Bennett, Sarah       1458 [2]      1:0    Stannard, Bobby     1000 [2]  
18 He, Paul             957  [2]      0:1    Theodosiou, Andreas 1392 [2]  
19 Asher, Bruce         1275 [1.5]    0:1    Leask, Hamish       1200 [2]  
20 Kibblewhite, Daniel  1550 [1.5]    0:1    Zhao, Aiden         1298 [1.5]
21 Konakanchi, Pramodh  1191 [1.5]    1:0    BYE                           
22 Brockway, Andrew     1826 [4]      ½:½    BYE                           
23 Cunningham, Pat      1717 [1]      0:0    BYE                           
24 Meravanage, Satwik   1524 [2.5]    0:0    BYE                           
25 Benitez, Ric         1400 [2.5]    0:0    BYE                           
26 Zhao, Jeffrey        943  [1]      0:0    BYE                           
27 Zhou, Ryan           1000 [0]      0:0    BYE                           

Cross Table


No Name                 Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Dive, Russell            2440 6.5   45:W  5:W  6:W 11:W  2:D  3:W  9:W
2  Ker, Anthony             2461 6     26:W  4:W  3:D  7:W  1:D 10:W  8:W
3  Croad, Nic               2398 5.5   23:W 10:W  2:D  6:W 11:W  1:L 12:W
4  Jackson, Ross            2049 5     37:W  2:L 35:W 27:W  8:D  5:D 11:W
5  Wilkins, Mark            1969 5     29:W  1:L 38:W 13:W 14:D  4:D 22:W
6  Nijman, Brian            2192 4.5   30:W 14:W  1:L  3:L 19:W 27:W  7:D
7  Rossiter, Philip         1900 4.5   19:W  0:D  9:W  2:L 15:D 29:W  6:D
8  Day, Fabian              1608 4.5    0:D  0:D 43:W 22:W  4:D 15:W  2:L
9  Sellen, Ian              2080 4.5   43:+ 27:W  7:L 26:D 18:W 14:W  1:L
10 Brockway, Andrew         1826 4.5   44:W  3:L 29:W 42:W 12:W  2:L  0:D
11 Timergazi, Layla         2117 4     16:W 15:W 22:W  1:L  3:L 28:W  4:L
12 Pomeroy, Arthur          2137 4     20:W  0:D 34:W  0:D 10:L 26:W  3:L
13 Winter, Ryan             1592 4      0:D 35:D 23:W  5:L 16:D 32:W 14:D
14 Farrington, Lawrence     1755 4     33:W  6:L 37:W 41:W  5:D  9:L 13:D
15 Aldridge, Alan           1956 4     21:W 11:L  0:D 38:W  7:D  8:L 30:W
16 Sole, Michael            1654 4     11:L 31:L 33:W 34:W 13:D 24:W 21:D
17 Benitez, Edgar           1400 4      0:D  0:D 26:L 23:W 22:D 18:D 28:W
18 Wevers, Alexis           1649 4      0:D 22:L 44:W 32:W  9:L 17:D 29:W
19 Rose, Nathan             1406 4      7:L 23:L 45:W 43:W  6:L 31:W 26:W
20 Rabina, Romeo            1600 4     12:L  0:D 40:W 31:D 36:D  0:D 27:W
21 Tagos, Bernardo          1433 4     15:L 26:L 39:W 46:W  0:D 34:W 16:D
22 Stracy, Don              1747 3.5   39:W 18:W 11:L  8:L 17:D 36:W  5:L
23 Thorpe, Richard          1630 3.5    3:L 19:W 13:L 17:L  0:D 42:W 34:W
24 Proctor, Matthew         1392 3.5    0:D 34:L 25:W 30:W 28:L 16:L 38:W
25 Darr, Samuel             1000 3.5    0:D 41:L 24:L 44:W 35:L 39:W 37:W
26 Dixon, Hamish            1724 3      2:L 21:W 17:W  9:D  0:D 12:L 19:L
27 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn     1737 3     47:+  9:L 36:W  4:L 31:W  6:L 20:L
28 Stoeveken, Peter         1863 3     31:W  0:D  0:D  0:L 24:W 11:L 17:L
29 Konakanchi, Karthik      1484 3      5:L 45:W 10:L 47:+ 42:W  7:L 18:L
30 Wight, Joshua            1629 3      6:L 40:W 31:D 24:L 41:+  0:D 15:L
31 Theodosiou, Andreas      1392 3     28:L 16:W 30:D 20:D 27:L 19:L 42:W
32 Bennett, Sarah           1458 3      0:D 42:L 46:W 18:L  0:D 13:L 41:W
33 Leask, Hamish            1200 3     14:L  0:L 16:L 40:W 43:W  0:  44:W
34 He, Caleb                1145 2.5    0:D 24:W 12:L 16:L 38:W 21:L 23:L
35 Meravanage, Satwik       1524 2.5    0:D 13:D  4:L  0:D 25:W  0:L  0:L
36 Benitez, Ric             1400 2.5    0:D  0:D 27:L 37:W 20:D 22:L  0:L
37 Van Der Anker, Juan      1500 2.5    4:L 47:W 14:L 36:L 39:D 40:W 25:L
38 Del Favero, Marcus       1000 2.5    0:D 46:W  5:L 15:L 34:L 50:W 24:L
39 Konakanchi, Pramodh      1191 2.5   22:L 43:L 21:L 50:W 37:D 25:L  0:W
40 Zhao, Aiden              1298 2.5    0:D 30:L 20:L 33:L 44:W 37:L 43:W
41 Stannard, Bobby          1000 2      0:D 25:W 42:D 14:L 30:-  0:  32:L
42 He, Paul                 957  2      0:D 32:W 41:D 10:L 29:L 23:L 31:L
43 Kibblewhite, Daniel      1550 1.5    9:- 39:W  8:L 19:L 33:L  0:D 40:L
44 Asher, Bruce             1275 1.5   10:L  0:D 18:L 25:L 40:L 46:W 33:L
45 Cunningham, Pat          1717 1      1:L 29:L 19:L  0:D  0:D  0:L  0:L
46 Zhao, Jeffrey            943  1      0:D 38:L 32:L 21:L 50:D 44:L  0:L
47 Kemp, Jonah              1100 1     27:- 37:L  0:W 29:-  0:   0:   0: 
48 Nyberg, Michael          2048 1      0:D  0:D  0:L  0:   0:   0:   0: 
49 Le, Vincent              1600 .5     0:D  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
50 Zhou, Ryan               1000 0      0:   0:   0:  39:L 46:L 38:L  0:L


Provisional Round 8 Pairing (Final Round)

No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                 Loc  Total

 1 Jackson, Ross        2049 [5]       :     Dive, Russell        2440 [6.5]
 2 Ker, Anthony         2461 [6]       :     Sellen, Ian          2080 [4.5]
 3 Wilkins, Mark        1969 [5]       :     Croad, Nic           2398 [5.5]
 4 Brockway, Andrew     1826 [4.5]     :     Rossiter, Philip     1900 [4.5]
 5 Timergazi, Layla     2117 [4]       :     Day, Fabian          1608 [4.5]
 6 Winter, Ryan         1592 [4]       :     Pomeroy, Arthur      2137 [4]  
 7 Aldridge, Alan       1956 [4]       :     Wevers, Alexis       1649 [4]  
 8 Benitez, Edgar       1400 [4]       :     Farrington, Lawrence 1755 [4]  
 9 Sole, Michael        1654 [4]       :     Rose, Nathan         1406 [4]  
10 Rabina, Romeo        1600 [4]       :     Tagos, Bernardo      1433 [4]  
11 Proctor, Matthew     1392 [3.5]     :     Thorpe, Richard      1630 [3.5]
12 Stoeveken, Peter     1863 [3]       :     Darr, Samuel         1000 [3.5]
13 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn 1737 [3]       :     Bennett, Sarah       1458 [3]  
14 Leask, Hamish        1200 [3]       :     Wight, Joshua        1629 [3]  
15 Konakanchi, Karthik  1484 [3]       :     Theodosiou, Andreas  1392 [3]  
16 Meravanage, Satwik   1524 [2.5]     :     Del Favero, Marcus   1000 [2.5]
17 He, Caleb            1145 [2.5]     :     Benitez, Ric         1400 [2.5]
18 Zhao, Aiden          1298 [2.5]     :     Konakanchi, Pramodh  1191 [2.5]
19 He, Paul             957  [2]       :     Kibblewhite, Daniel  1550 [1.5]
20 Zhou, Ryan           1000 [0]       :     Stannard, Bobby      1000 [2]  
21 Van Der Anker, Juan  1500 [2.5]    1:0    BYE                            
22 Nijman, Brian        2192 [4.5]    0:0    BYE                            
23 Stracy, Don          1747 [3.5]    0:0    BYE                            
24 Dixon, Hamish        1724 [3]      0:0    BYE                            
25 Cunningham, Pat      1717 [1]      0:0    BYE                            
26 Asher, Bruce         1275 [1.5]    0:0    BYE                            
27 Zhao, Jeffrey        943  [1]      0:0    BYE                            





Friday, 10 March 2017

Anthony Ker Tops the Latest NZCF Ratings


The latest rating list has been published by the New Zealand Chess Federation, and is available on the New Zealand Chess website here

Congratulations to Anthony Ker for regaining the top place, nudging Auckland's Ben Hague into second place.
Congratulations also to Layla Timergazi for becoming highest rated female player in New Zealand for the first time, 58 points ahead of North Shore's Helen Milligan. Layla has also moved up to 5th in the Club rankings, overtaking Brian Nijman and Arthur Pomeroy. She is 29th in the country overall.

So Wellington Chess Club now has the top rated active player in the country, the New Zealand Champion (Scott Wastney) and the top female player!


Anthony doing Random

Layla


Here are the Wellington ratings:

Name Club Rank Rank Rating ∆R #G Active
Ker, Anthony F 1  +  1     1  2474   13  27  1-17
Dive, Russell J 2  -  1     4  2426  -14  27  1-17
Wastney, Scott 3  -  1     6  2391  -26  26  1-17
Croad, Nicholas 4   unc     7  2375  -23  27  1-17
Timergazi, Layla 5  + 16    29  2174   57  27  1-17
Nijman, Brian 6  -  7    35  2153  -39  18  1-17
Perry, Roger L 7  +  6    40  2125   11   9  1-17
Stone, Andrew 8  + 13    43  2118   44   9  1-17
Forster, William 9  +  3    50  2094   13  18  1-17
Sellen, Ian 10   unc    54  2079   -1   8  1-17
Pomeroy, Arthur J 11  - 19    55  2075  -62  18  1-17
Jackson, L Ross 12  +  4    65  2054    5  18  1-17
Nyberg, Michael 13  +  2    70  2032  -16   9  1-17
Kulkarni, Yogesh 14  +  4    72  2029       19  1-17
Rossiter, Philip E 15  + 28    85  1945   45  18  1-17
Aldridge, Alan L 16  +  3    86  1942  -14   7  1-17
Wilkins, Mark 17  - 18   105  1909  -60   8  1-17
Coghini, Philip G 18  + 25   115  1888   60   9  1-17
Pandey, Alok 19  +  5   116  1885           3-15
Brockway, Andrew 20  + 20   121  1877   51  18  1-17
Barraza Perez, Jesus (Jesse) 21  - 33   123  1871  -76  18  1-17
Stoeveken, Peter 22   unc   127  1863           3-16
Farrington, Lawrence B 23  + 34   132  1855  100   9  1-17
Nicholls, Alistair 24  -  2   136  1844           2-15
Roberts, Michael H 25  +  5   151  1787           2-16
Baker, Jack 26  + 63   153  1781  162  10  1-17
Forlong-Ford, Colwyn 27  +  6   166  1739    2  10  1-17
Stracy, Don M 28  -  2   171  1731  -16  17  1-17
Day, Fabian 29  + 45   174  1726  118  10  1-17
Winter, Ryan 30  + 48   176  1715  123  20  1-17
Dixon, Hamish A 31  -  2   179  1698  -26   8  1-17
Austin, Tama 32  -  4   190  1674   -7  19  1-17
Lamerton, Troy 33  -  1   194  1671           1-16
Capper, David S 34  -  2   205  1649           2-15
Wevers, Alexis 35  -  4   207  1641   -8  18  1-17
Anderson, Gordon 36   new   208  1640   -8   3  1-17
Thorpe, Richard 37  -  3   215  1630           3-15
Wight, Joshua 38  -  3   216  1629       25  1-17
Sole, Michael D 39  - 25   225  1586  -68   8  1-17
Meravanage, Satwik 40  +  1   249  1524           3-16
Konakanchi, Karthik 41  +  8   253  1499   15   9  1-17
Asplet, Mike 42  +  1   261  1478           3-16
Proctor, Matthew 43  + 24   267  1464   88   9  1-17
Scarlett, William 44   unc   269  1461           2-16
Bennett, Sarah 45  -  2   272  1452   -6   9  1-17
Landrain, Marc 46  -  1   275  1447           3-16
Rose, Nathan 47  -  2   287  1406           2-16
Theodosiou, Andreas 48  -  1   289  1392           2-16
Zhao, Aiden Tyler 49  -  1   307  1305    7  23  1-17
Asher, Bruce 50   unc   310  1288   13   9  1-17
Sknar, Andriy 51  -  2   314  1266   -1   9  1-17
Aumeier, Beate 52  -  4   326  1197           2-15
Sole, Christopher 53  -  2   338  1147           2-16
Konakanchi, Pramodh 54  - 15   341  1129  -62   9  1-17
Bailey, Daniel 55  -  2   343  1088           1-16
Collings, Alex 56  -  2   346  1058           2-16
Zhao, Jeffrey 57  - 10   366   850  -93  15  1-17



Thursday, 9 March 2017

Summer Cup R6 Dive Leads Two Rounds to go

No Summer Cup this week because of the AGM tonight.
If you weren't at the AGM, you didn't miss anything momentous. Afterwards I got a few blitz games in, against Bill (fairly even) and Arthur Pomeroy (who crushed me mercilessly).

Anyway I didn't update round 6 before, so here it is. Russell Dive had black against Nic Croad, which he managed to win, so he retains his half point lead over Anthony Ker. Now the top players have all played each other so they have to come down the ratings list quite considerably for their final two games. In round 7 next week Russell gets me, while Anthony is paired against Fabian Day, who scored a magnificent win against Alan Aldridge last week.

Round 6

No Name                Loc  Total  Result   Name                 Loc  Total

 1 Croad, Nic          2398 [4.5]    0:1    Dive, Russell        2440 [4.5]
 2 Ker, Anthony        2461 [4]      1:0    Brockway, Andrew     1826 [4]  
 3 Sellen, Ian         2080 [3.5]    1:0    Farrington, Lawrence 1755 [3.5]
 4 Wilkins, Mark       1969 [3.5]    ½:½    Jackson, Ross        2049 [3.5]
 5 Aldridge, Alan      1956 [3]      0:1    Day, Fabian          1608 [3.5]
 6 Timergazi, Layla    2117 [3]      1:0    Stoeveken, Peter     1863 [3]  
 7 Nijman, Brian       2192 [3]      1:0    Forlong-Ford, Colwyn 1737 [3]  
 8 Dixon, Hamish       1724 [3]      0:1    Pomeroy, Arthur      2137 [3]  
 9 Konakanchi, Karthik 1484 [3]      0:1    Rossiter, Philip     1900 [3]  
10 Benitez, Ric        1400 [2.5]    0:1    Stracy, Don          1747 [2.5]
11 Sole, Michael       1654 [2.5]    1:0    Proctor, Matthew     1392 [2.5]
12 Benitez, Edgar      1400 [2.5]    ½:½    Wevers, Alexis       1649 [2.5]
13 He, Caleb           1145 [2.5]    0:1    Tagos, Bernardo      1433 [2.5]
14 Winter, Ryan        1592 [2.5]    1:0    Bennett, Sarah       1458 [2]  
15 Theodosiou, Andreas 1392 [2]      0:1    Rose, Nathan         1406 [2]  
16 Thorpe, Richard     1630 [1.5]    1:0    He, Paul             957  [2]  
17 Van Der Anker, Juan 1500 [1.5]    1:0    Zhao, Aiden          1298 [1.5]
18 Konakanchi, Pramodh 1191 [1.5]    0:1    Darr, Samuel         1000 [1.5]
19 Del Favero, Marcus  1000 [1.5]    1:0    Zhou, Ryan           1000 [0]  
20 Asher, Bruce        1275 [.5]     1:0    Zhao, Jeffrey        943  [1]  
21 Cunningham, Pat     1717 [1]      0:0    BYE                            
22 Wight, Joshua       1629 [2.5]    ½:½    BYE                            
23 Rabina, Romeo       1600 [2.5]    ½:½    BYE                            
24 Kibblewhite, Daniel 1550 [1]      ½:½    BYE                            
25 Meravanage, Satwik  1524 [2.5]    0:0    BYE                            

Cross Table

No Name                 Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Dive, Russell            2440 5.5   45:W  8:W  9:W  6:W  2:D  3:W
2  Ker, Anthony             2461 5     18:W  7:W  3:D 10:W  1:D 11:W
3  Croad, Nic               2398 4.5   30:W 11:W  2:D  9:W  6:W  1:L
4  Day, Fabian              1608 4.5    0:D  0:D 41:W 14:W  7:D 19:W
5  Sellen, Ian              2080 4.5   41:+ 20:W 10:L 18:D 24:W 13:W
6  Timergazi, Layla         2117 4     16:W 19:W 14:W  1:L  3:L 23:W
7  Jackson, Ross            2049 4     33:W  2:L 29:W 20:W  4:D  8:D
8  Wilkins, Mark            1969 4     21:W  1:L 35:W 15:W 13:D  7:D
9  Nijman, Brian            2192 4     27:W 13:W  1:L  3:L 26:W 20:W
10 Rossiter, Philip         1900 4     26:W  0:D  5:W  2:L 19:D 21:W
11 Brockway, Andrew         1826 4     44:W  3:L 21:W 39:W 12:W  2:L
12 Pomeroy, Arthur          2137 4     25:W  0:D 28:W  0:D 11:L 18:W
13 Farrington, Lawrence     1755 3.5   37:W  9:L 33:W 40:W  8:D  5:L
14 Stracy, Don              1747 3.5   43:W 24:W  6:L  4:L 22:D 32:W
15 Winter, Ryan             1592 3.5    0:D 29:D 30:W  8:L 16:D 38:W
16 Sole, Michael            1654 3.5    6:L 36:L 37:W 28:W 15:D 31:W
17 Tagos, Bernardo          1433 3.5   19:L 18:L 43:W 46:W  0:D 28:W
18 Dixon, Hamish            1724 3      2:L 17:W 22:W  5:D  0:D 12:L
19 Aldridge, Alan           1956 3     17:W  6:L  0:D 35:W 10:D  4:L
20 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn     1737 3     47:+  5:L 32:W  7:L 36:W  9:L
21 Konakanchi, Karthik      1484 3      8:L 45:W 11:L 47:+ 39:W 10:L
22 Benitez, Edgar           1400 3      0:D  0:D 18:L 30:W 14:D 24:D
23 Stoeveken, Peter         1863 3     36:W  0:D  0:D  0:L 31:W  6:L
24 Wevers, Alexis           1649 3      0:D 14:L 44:W 38:W  5:L 22:D
25 Rabina, Romeo            1600 3     12:L  0:D 42:W 36:D 32:D  0:D
26 Rose, Nathan             1406 3     10:L 30:L 45:W 41:W  9:L 36:W
27 Wight, Joshua            1629 3      9:L 42:W 36:D 31:L 40:+  0:D
28 He, Caleb                1145 2.5    0:D 31:W 12:L 16:L 35:W 17:L
29 Meravanage, Satwik       1524 2.5    0:D 15:D  7:L  0:D 34:W  0:L
30 Thorpe, Richard          1630 2.5    3:L 26:W 15:L 22:L  0:D 39:W
31 Proctor, Matthew         1392 2.5    0:D 28:L 34:W 27:W 23:L 16:L
32 Benitez, Ric             1400 2.5    0:D  0:D 20:L 33:W 25:D 14:L
33 Van Der Anker, Juan      1500 2.5    7:L 47:W 13:L 32:L 43:D 42:W
34 Darr, Samuel             1000 2.5    0:D 40:L 31:L 44:W 29:L 43:W
35 Del Favero, Marcus       1000 2.5    0:D 46:W  8:L 19:L 28:L 50:W
36 Theodosiou, Andreas      1392 2     23:L 16:W 27:D 25:D 20:L 26:L
37 Leask, Hamish            1200 2     13:L  0:L 16:L 42:W 41:W 26: 
38 Bennett, Sarah           1458 2      0:D 39:L 46:W 24:L  0:D 15:L
39 He, Paul                 957  2      0:D 38:W 40:D 11:L 21:L 30:L
40 Stannard, Bobby          1000 2      0:D 34:W 39:D 13:L 27:- 36: 
41 Kibblewhite, Daniel      1550 1.5    5:- 43:W  4:L 26:L 37:L  0:D
42 Zhao, Aiden              1298 1.5    0:D 27:L 25:L 37:L 44:W 33:L
43 Konakanchi, Pramodh      1191 1.5   14:L 41:L 17:L 50:W 33:D 34:L
44 Asher, Bruce             1275 1.5   11:L  0:D 24:L 34:L 42:L 46:W
45 Cunningham, Pat          1717 1      1:L 21:L 26:L  0:D  0:D  0:L
46 Zhao, Jeffrey            943  1      0:D 35:L 38:L 17:L 50:D 44:L
47 Kemp, Jonah              1100 1     20:- 33:L  0:W 21:-  0:   0: 
48 Nyberg, Michael          2048 1      0:D  0:D  0:L  0:   0:   0: 
49 Le, Vincent              1600 .5     0:D  0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
50 Zhou, Ryan               1000 0      0:   0:   0:  43:L 46:L 35:L


Provisional Round 7 Pairing

No Name                 Loc  Total  Result   Name                Loc  Total

 1 Dive, Russell        2440 [5.5]     :     Sellen, Ian         2080 [4.5]
 2 Day, Fabian          1608 [4.5]     :     Ker, Anthony        2461 [5]  
 3 Pomeroy, Arthur      2137 [4]       :     Croad, Nic          2398 [4.5]
 4 Jackson, Ross        2049 [4]       :     Timergazi, Layla    2117 [4]  
 5 Rossiter, Philip     1900 [4]       :     Nijman, Brian       2192 [4]  
 6 Brockway, Andrew     1826 [4]       :     Wilkins, Mark       1969 [4]  
 7 Farrington, Lawrence 1755 [3.5]     :     Winter, Ryan        1592 [3.5]
 8 Tagos, Bernardo      1433 [3.5]     :     Sole, Michael       1654 [3.5]
 9 Stracy, Don          1747 [3.5]     :     Dixon, Hamish       1724 [3]  
10 Wight, Joshua        1629 [3]       :     Aldridge, Alan      1956 [3]  
11 Stoeveken, Peter     1863 [3]       :     Benitez, Edgar      1400 [3]  
12 Forlong-Ford, Colwyn 1737 [3]       :     Rabina, Romeo       1600 [3]  
13 Wevers, Alexis       1649 [3]       :     Konakanchi, Karthik 1484 [3]  
14 Rose, Nathan         1406 [3]       :     Van Der Anker, Juan 1500 [2.5]
15 Thorpe, Richard      1630 [2.5]     :     Proctor, Matthew    1392 [2.5]
16 Meravanage, Satwik   1524 [2.5]     :     He, Caleb           1145 [2.5]
17 Del Favero, Marcus   1000 [2.5]     :     Benitez, Ric        1400 [2.5]
18 Darr, Samuel         1000 [2.5]     :     Theodosiou, Andreas 1392 [2]  
19 Bennett, Sarah       1458 [2]       :     Stannard, Bobby     1000 [2]  
20 Leask, Hamish        1200 [2]       :     He, Paul            957  [2]  
21 Kibblewhite, Daniel  1550 [1.5]     :     Asher, Bruce        1275 [1.5]
22 Zhou, Ryan           1000 [0]       :     Zhao, Aiden         1298 [1.5]
23 Cunningham, Pat      1717 [1]       :     Zhao, Jeffrey       943  [1]  
24 Konakanchi, Pramodh  1191 [1.5]    1:0    BYE