2011 Gufeld Cup

The Gufeld Cup (6 rounds) was played over the weekend of the 30th of April & 1st of May at the Moresby Street Centre in Kensington.

This year, because Easter and Anzac Day ran into each other, the Gufeld Cup was run a week after Easter. This may have been a factor in the smallish turnout, though I doubt it. However, the field was tough enough, with 8 of the 16 players being rated over 1800. The result was a hard fought and interesting competition.

Yita Choong and Tim Hare finished equal winners. Yita looked to have secured a vital advantage, winning their individual clash in round four, but failed to consolidate, losing to Dave Dempster in the next round. Tim looked to be struggling to beat Akef Saleh in the last round, but he did enough to ensure a share of first place.

David Ellis continued his consistent run of results, losing just to Tim and Yita. He also missed a chance to make life a bit difficult for Yita in their round three game.

Thomas Pinnock is one of our better juniors and, in his first open tournament, produced an excellent result with a rating performance of 1845.

Aston Taminsjah did not star, as usual, but he still had another creditable result.

Report by Haydn Barber.

Prize Winners

 =1st	Yita Choong			5/6  
        Tim Hare			5
  3rd	David Ellis			4

  1st 	Aston Taminsjah			3.5

  1st 	Behrouz Ghorbanian		3.5

  U/1400 + Unrated
  1st 	Joseph Cheong			2.5

  Best Junior
  1st 	Thomas Pinnock			3.5

Final Standings

 Place Name                     Loc  Club   Score  

 1-2   Choong, Yita             2222        5    
       Hare, Tim                2091        5    
 3     Ellis, David             2026        4    
 4-7   Saleh, Akef              1906        3.5  
       Pinnock, Thomas               Junior 3.5  
       Dempster, Dave           1907        3.5  
       Taminsjah, Aston         1811 Junior 3.5  
 8-9   Dunlop, Gordon           1840        3    
       Ghorbanian, Behrouz      1657        3    
 10-11 Orssengo, Girma          1686        2.5  
       Cheong, Joseph                       2.5  
 12-15 Carolin-Unkovich, George 1311 Junior 2    
       Donaldson, Gary          1508        2    
       Kreivez, Alex                        2    
       Shaw, Shane              1055        2    
 16    Tomic, Nedeljko          1848        1    

Cross Table

 No  Name                     Loc  Club   Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    

 1.  Choong, Yita             2222        5      9:W  5:W  3:W  2:W  4:L  7:W
 2.  Hare, Tim                2091        5     10:W  7:W 16:W  1:L  3:W  5:W
 3.  Ellis, David             2026        4     11:W  6:W  1:L 10:W  2:L  4:W
 4.  Dempster, Dave           1907        3.5   12:W 16:L  7:D  6:W  1:W  3:L
 5.  Saleh, Akef              1906        3.5   13:W  1:L  9:W 16:W  7:D  2:L
 6.  Tomic, Nedeljko          1848        1     14:W  3:L 10:L  4:L 13:L 15:-
 7.  Dunlop, Gordon           1840        3     15:W  2:L  4:D  8:W  5:D  1:L
 8.  Taminsjah, Aston         1811 Junior 3.5   16:L 12:D 14:W  7:L  9:W 10:W
 9.  Orssengo, Girma          1686        2.5    1:L 13:W  5:L 11:D  8:L 12:W
 10. Ghorbanian, Behrouz      1657        3      2:L 15:W  6:W  3:L 12:W  8:L
 11. Donaldson, Gary          1508        2      3:L 14:D 12:D  9:D 16:D 13:L
 12. Carolin-Unkovich, George 1311 Junior 2      4:L  8:D 11:D 15:W 10:L  9:L
 13. Shaw, Shane              1055        2      5:L  9:L 15:L 14:L  6:W 11:W
 14. Cheong, Joseph                       2.5    6:L 11:D  8:L 13:W 15:W 16:L
 15. Kreivez, Alex                        2      7:L 10:L 13:W 12:L 14:L  6:+
 16. Pinnock, Thomas               Junior 3.5    8:W  4:W  2:L  5:L 11:D 14:W