2011 Christmas Open

The final Grand Prix event for 2011 - the Christmas Open (6 rounds) was held over the weekend of 3rd & 4th of December at Moresby Street Centre in Kensington.

Although we only had 22 entries, this was quite a strong tournament. It was boosted by the presence of two overseas players: Ihsan Ferozkohi from Germany (who has been here a little while) and Giuseppe Reina from Italy (just in Perth for a short while).

Yita Choong won the tournament, conceding just one draw to Ihsan Ferozkohi. In the critical game against Stephanus Kurniawan on Sunday morning, Stephanus´┐Ż cause was not helped by arriving 30 minutes late. Second place was decided in the last round when Stephanus played Ihsan, with both players on 4 points. It looked like Ihsan was going to win, but he unfortunately lost on time. Stephanus was apologetic about his good luck, but these things happen, and I have seen Stephanus have bad luck on a number of occasions.

Ihsan ultimately shared 3rd place with Dave Dempster and Dennis Holland. Dave and Dennis also took care of the U200 and U1900 prizes.

It was good to see Joe Aquilina back playing in our tournaments.

Apart from the patter of little feet on Saturday, the tournament ran very well. I would like to thank Gordon Dunlop for stepping in as DOP whilst I went home to host a Christmas Party for my Junior Chess Club.

Report by: Haydn Barber.

Prize Winners

  1st 	Yita Choong  			5.5
  2nd 	Stephanus Kurniawan  		5    
 =3rd 	Ihsan Ferozkohi			4 
  	Dave Dempster			4
 	Dennis Holland			4

 =1st 	Joe Aquilina			3
	George Carolin-Unkovich		3

  Best Junior
  1st	Aston Taminsjah	  		3.5 

Final Standings

 Place Name                     Loc  Club   Score  

 1     Choong, Yita             2237        5.5  
 2     Kurniawan, Stephanus     2207        5    
 3-5   Ferozkohi, Ihsan         2149        4    
       Dempster, Dave           1989        4    
       Holland, Dennis          1877        4    
 6-9   Donaldson, Thomas        1992        3.5  
       Ellis, David             1951        3.5  
       Seah, Eddy               1994        3.5  
       Taminsjah, Aston         1896 Junior 3.5  
 10-15 Shaw, Robin              1762        3    
       Aquilina, Joe            1666        3    
       Carolin-Unkovich, George 1603 Junior 3    
       Reina, Giuseppe          1975        3    
       Vlietstra, Marc          2030        3    
       Tomic, Nedeljko          1757        3    
 16    Dunlop, Gordon           1842        2.5  
 17-20 Szabo, Tamas             1310        2    
       Summerfield, John        1368        2    
       Donaldson, Gary          1436        2    
       Shaw, Shane              1186        2    
 21    Xiong, Sean                   Junior 1.5  
 22    Dharmapuri, Amul              Junior 0    

Cross Table

 No  Name                     Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    

 1.  Choong, Yita                       12:W  8:W  3:D  2:W 11:W  9:W
 2.  Kurniawan, Stephanus               13:W  9:W  7:W  1:L  6:W  3:W
 3.  Ferozkohi, Ihsan                   14:W 10:W  1:D  6:D  7:W  2:L
 4.  Vlietstra, Marc                    15:L  5:L 21:W 18:W 14:W 11:L
 5.  Seah, Eddy                         16:D  4:W  6:L  8:W  9:L 12:W
 6.  Donaldson, Thomas                  18:W 11:D  5:W  3:D  2:L 10:D
 7.  Dempster, Dave                     17:W 15:W  2:L 14:W  3:L 13:W
 8.  Reina, Giuseppe                    19:W  1:L 11:D  5:L 17:D 20:W
 9.  Ellis, David                       20:W  2:L 15:W 13:D  5:W  1:L
 10. Taminsjah, Aston                   21:W  3:L 16:L 19:W 15:W  6:D
 11. Holland, Dennis                    22:W  6:D  8:D 16:W  1:L  4:W
 12. Dunlop, Gordon                      1:L 16:D 17:W 15:L 22:W  5:L
 13. Shaw, Robin                         2:L 20:W   :D  9:D 16:W  7:L
 14. Tomic, Nedeljko                     3:L 19:W 18:W  7:L  4:L 22:W
 15. Aquilina, Joe                       4:W  7:L  9:L 12:W 10:L 17:W
 16. Carolin-Unkovich, George            5:D 12:D 10:W 11:L 13:L 19:W
 17. Donaldson, Gary                     7:L 21:W 12:L 22:D  8:D 15:L
 18. Summerfield, John                   6:L 22:W 14:L  4:L 20:L   :W
 19. Szabo, Tamas                        8:L 14:L 20:W 10:L   :W 16:L
 20. Shaw, Shane                         9:L 13:L 19:L 21:+ 18:W  8:L
 21. Dharmapuri, Amul                   10:L 17:L  4:L 20:-   :    : 
 22. Xiong, Sean                        11:L 18:L   :W 17:D 12:L 14:L