2012 Foundation Day Open

This event was held over the Foundation Day long weekend on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th of June at the Moresby Street Centre, Kensington.

This year’s Foundation Day Tournament was a bit of an experiment. We have not had a three day weekender for a few years. With a generous time limit, and being FIDE rated, the event sounded almost prestigious. However, it lacked one vital element – a decent prize list. I, personally, would like to see it repeated next year, but only if we are able to raise some funds to complete the package.

IM George Xie may have been mislead by the entry form, as he seemed determined to come and play, even after the CAWA Council decided that it was unable to assist him financially. His visit proved popular with the locals and would be well worth repeating, but only if we could put together a decent package and, maybe, arrange for any visitors to stay a little longer.

The story of the tournament was simple enough: he came, he saw, he conquered! From my perspective (mostly slumped over my desk) George did not seem to have much trouble, though he may have had a few anxious moments in the battle of the Georges.

The rest of the field was tightly grouped, and the Chess was mostly hard fought. One feature of this tournament was the number of newish faces playing. Three of these (Aileen Fisher, Surinder Singh and Sean Xiong) should have now played enough games to acquire an ACF rating.

I would like to especially thank Gordon Dunlop (and Christine) who billeted George over the weekend and drove him wherever he needed to go. Gordon also took over the DOP duties on Saturday afternoon which allowed me to go home and allow the Huntingdale Junior Chess Club to meet.

Haydn Barber, DOP

Prize Winners

  1st 	IM George Xie		 	6/6  
 =2nd 	Marc Vlietstra		   	4
        Jose Madriaga		 	4
        Peter De Yaak			4 
        George Carolin-Unkovich	 	4
  Merged with =2nd prize   

  U/1600 + Unrated
 =1st 	Clint Stewart			3˝  
	Aileen Fisher			3˝  

Final Standings

 Place Name                     Rtg  Loc  Score  

 1     Xie, George              2408 2424 6    
 2-5   Vlietstra, Marc          1997 2058 4    
       De Yaak, Peter                1862 4    
       Carolin-Unkovich, George      1686 4    
       Madriaga, Jose                1890 4    
 6-8   Dunlop, Gordon           1926 1851 3.5  
       Stewart, Clint                1531 3.5  
       Fisher, Aileen                     3.5  
 9-11  Chin, Albert                  1894 3    
       Singh, Surinder                    3    
       Tomic, Nedeljko               1746 3    
 12-15 Saleh, Akef              1959 2018 2.5  
       Ahmed, Sakib                       2.5  
       Summerfield, John             1371 2.5  
       Donaldson, Gary               1528 2.5  
 16-17 Xiong, Sean                        2    
       Shaw, Robin              1886 1800 2    
 18    Yeung, Evan                   1530 1.5  
 19    Filose, Anthony               1198 1    

Cross Table

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

 1.  Xie, George              2408 2424        6     10:W  6:W  4:W  5:W  2:W  7:W
 2.  Vlietstra, Marc          1997 2058        4     11:W  7:D  5:D  8:W  1:L 18:W
 3.  Saleh, Akef              1959 2018        2.5   12:W  8:D  6:L 16:W  5:L 17:L
 4.  Chin, Albert                  1894        3     13:W  9:W  1:L  7:D 18:D  6:L
 5.  Madriaga, Jose                1890        4     14:W 19:W  2:D  1:L  3:W 10:D
 6.  De Yaak, Peter                1862        4     15:W  1:L  3:W 17:W  7:L  4:W
 7.  Dunlop, Gordon           1926 1851        3.5   16:W  2:D  8:D  4:D  6:W  1:L
 8.  Shaw, Robin              1886 1800        2     17:W  3:D  7:D  2:L   :    : 
 9.  Tomic, Nedeljko               1746        3     18:W  4:L 16:L 12:W 10:L   :W
 10. Carolin-Unkovich, George      1686 Junior 4      1:L 15:W 18:D 11:W  9:W  5:D
 11. Stewart, Clint                1531        3.5    2:L 14:W 19:D 10:L 13:W 16:W
 12. Yeung, Evan                   1530        1.5    3:L 17:L 13:L  9:L   :W 19:D
 13. Donaldson, Gary               1528        2.5    4:L 16:L 12:W 15:+ 11:L 14:D
 14. Summerfield, John             1371        2.5    5:L 11:L 17:L   :W 19:W 13:D
 15. Filose, Anthony               1198        1      6:L 10:L   :W 13:-   :    : 
 16. Ahmed, Sakib                              2.5    7:L 13:W  9:W  3:L 17:D 11:L
 17. Fisher, Aileen                            3.5    8:L 12:W 14:W  6:L 16:D  3:W
 18. Singh, Surinder                           3      9:L   :W 10:D 19:W  4:D  2:L
 19. Xiong, Sean                        Junior 2       :W  5:L 11:D 18:L 14:L 12:D