2013 Kingsley Open

The Kingsley Open is the first of our Grand Prix weekenders every year, and was again held at the Moresby Street Hall on the 23rd & 24th of February. We had a good turnout, in terms of numbers, and also in terms of strength. Of the 21 players, 9 were rated 1900 or over. The mix of players was also good, with three recent-ish arrivals playing: Pedro Paiva, Daniel Larsson and Ian Sutton, and also six Juniors.

I hope this is a good omen for 2013 in general, and for the WA Open, in particular. This event is in two weeks time and could be a very interesting tournament. If there is a good entry, the prizes should also be quite good.

One slightly sad feature was that the Kingsley Open was Dave Dempster´┐Żs last tournament in WA. He is retiring back to the UK. We wish him all the best and thank him for his contributions to Chess in WA.

In keeping with expectations, the tournament was hard fought, with a number of unexpected results. With one round to go, there were 4 players tied for first place. Of these, only Tristan Boyd was able to win his last round and he picked up a good win, finishing on 5 points.

The other last round results ended up producing a six way tie for second, with Marc Vlietstra, Yita Choong, Pedro Paiva, Ian Sutton, Daniel Larsson and Thomas Pinnock all finishing on 4 points. The lucky one of this group was Thomas, who benefited by taking out the U2000 prize, instead of the sub-divided 2nd place.

Steven Hintz showed the value of perseverence. After losing his first three games, he fought back to finish on 3 out of 6, and won the U1800 prize.

The U1400 and Junior prizes were combined because of a tie between three of our promising younger players: George Carolin-Unkovich, Patrick Gong and Ignatius Yap. George may have been slightly disappointed, but I think the other two were pretty happy.

Report by: Haydn Barber, DOP

  1st	  Tristan Boyd			5/6  
 =2nd 	  Marc Vlietstra		4
	  Yita Choong			4
	  Pedro Paiva			4
	  Ian Sutton			4
	  Daniel Larsson		4

  1st 	  Thomas Pinnock		4

  1st 	   Steven Hintz			3

  U/1400 & Junior
 =1st 	   Patrick Gong			2.5
	   Ignatius Yap			2.5
	   George Carolin-Unkovich	2.5

Final Standings

 Place Name                     Loc  Club   Score  

 1     Boyd, Tristan            2371        5    
 2-7   Vlietstra, Marc          2046        4    
       Choong, Yita             2275        4    
       Paiva, Pedro             2200        4    
       Sutton, Ian              2100        4    
       Pinnock, Thomas          1949 Junior 4    
       Larsson, Daniel          2000        4    
 8-10  Dempster, Dave           1910        3.5  
       Stassen, Walter          1900        3.5  
       Nhial, Gabriel           1846        3.5  
 11-13 Ellis, David             1974        3    
       Tomic, Nedeljko          1819        3    
       Hintz, Steven            1746        3    
 14-16 Carolin-Unkovich, George 1730 Junior 2.5  
       Gong, Patrick                 Junior 2.5  
       Yap, Ignatius            1317 Junior 2.5  
 17-19 Yeung, Evan              1490        2    
       Donaldson, Gary          1484        2    
       Summerfield, John        1408        2    
 20-21 Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna  777  Junior 1    
       Sutton, Sean                  Junior 1    

Cross Table

 No  Name                     Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    

 1.  Boyd, Tristan                      11:W  6:W  4:W  2:W  3:L 14:W
 2.  Choong, Yita                       12:W  7:W  3:W  1:L  9:W  4:L
 3.  Paiva, Pedro                       13:W  8:W  2:L 10:W  1:W  5:L
 4.  Vlietstra, Marc                    14:W  9:W  1:L  7:L 11:W  2:W
 5.  Larsson, Daniel                    15:W 21:W  6:L 11:W 14:L  3:W
 6.  Ellis, David                       16:W  1:L  5:W  9:L 15:W  7:L
 7.  Pinnock, Thomas                    17:W  2:L 15:W  4:W  8:L  6:W
 8.  Dempster, Dave                     18:W  3:L 14:L 17:W  7:W  9:D
 9.  Stassen, Walter                    19:W  4:L 20:W  6:W  2:L  8:D
 10. Nhial, Gabriel                     20:W 11:L 16:W  3:L 18:W 13:D
 11. Tomic, Nedeljko                     1:L 10:W 21:W  5:L  4:L 20:W
 12. Hintz, Steven                       2:L 17:L 13:L   :W 16:W 15:W
 13. Carolin-Unkovich, George            3:L 16:L 12:W 14:L 19:W 10:D
 14. Sutton, Ian                         4:L 19:W  8:W 13:W  5:W  1:L
 15. Yeung, Evan                         5:L 18:W  7:L 19:W  6:L 12:L
 16. Donaldson, Gary                     6:L 13:W 10:L 20:D 12:L 18:D
 17. Summerfield, John                   7:L 12:W 18:L  8:L 20:L 19:W
 18. Yap, Ignatius                       8:L 15:L 17:W 21:+ 10:L 16:D
 19. Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna             9:L 14:L   :W 15:L 13:L 17:L
 20. Gong, Patrick                      10:L   :W  9:L 16:D 17:W 11:L
 21. Sutton, Sean                         :W  5:L 11:L 18:-   :    :