Chess Association of Western Australia


2005 Club Teams Lightning



The 2005 Teams Lightning event was held at the Legacy Centre on Sunday 11th December. A total of nine teams competed in three divisions for prizes of engraved electronic clocks and other individual prizes.

The tournament was run as a Round Robin of all nine teams followed by 3 rounds using Swiss pairing. The finals were played between the top two teams in each division. The preliminary round results and list of all team participants are in tables at the bottom of the page.

The finals results were:

Open

Black Knights defeated GM Wannabe John & Mates (2-0).
This was after the highly rated GM Team won all preliminary rounds. Wolfgang Leonhardt defeated Tristan Boyd and Alex Janceski defeated John Fedec.

Reserves

Rusty Anchors defeated Triple M (2.5-0.5).
Again the leading team was unable to complete the task in the finals after working hard all day.

Under 1500

Soft Pawn drew with Peanuts (1.5-1.5)
Soft Pawn won since they were leading after the preliminary rounds. Peanuts played in the final as there game score in the preliminary rounds was 13.5 compared to 12.5 for the Come Back Kids.



There were some novelty prizes worth noting.

1. First win of the tournament went to Mike McGregor.
2. Fastest win of the tournament went to Marc Saxon with 5 minutes left on the clock. He defeated Norbert Muller who had 2.42 left on the clock. Both players started with 5 minutes each so this was a remarkable performance. (Made slightly easier by the use of Bronstein timing with one second of free non-cumulative time available with each move.)
3. Closest win of the tournament was shared between Marc Saxon, Joe Klimczak and Alex De Heer. This was based on the total time left on the clocks at the end of the game. Each player won with 2 seconds combined time on the clocks, definitely leaving the win till the last possible second.
4. Biggest upset went to Alan Wolstencroft defeating Mick Pavlovic for a rating difference of 575.



Preliminary Round Results

 

Div

Team

Rating

Rnd Robin Score

Swiss Score

Total Score

Open

GM Wannabe John & Mates (Midland)

2071

8.0

3.0

11.0

 

Black Knights   (Perth)

1786

5.5

1.5

7.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

Triple M   (Metro)

1690

6.0

2.0

8.0

 

Freo Knights   (Fremantle)

1667

5.0

1.0

6.0

 

Rusty Anchors   (Fremantle)

1644

5.0

1.5

6.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under

Screaming Eagles   (Metro)

1477

1.0

0.5

1.5

1500

Peanuts   (Fremantle)

1323

1.5

1.5

3.0

 

Soft Pawn   (Perth)

1361

2.0

1.5

3.5

 

Come Back Kids   (Perth)

1226

2.0

1.0

3.0




TEAMS

GM Wannabe John & Mates (2071) (Midland)
Tristan Boyd 2264
Tim Hare 2067
John Fedec 1883

Black Knights (1786) (Perth)
Wolfgang Leonhardt 1874
Andrew Patron 1757
Alex Janceski 1726

Triple M (1690) (Metro)
Rob Maris 1865
Natalie Maris 1700
Mike McGregor 1505

Freo Knights (1667) (Fremantle)
Gordon Dunlop 1822
Andrew Hardegen 1806
John Brooke 1373

Rusty Anchors (1644) (Fremantle)
Mick Pavlovic 1675
Guy Booth 1630
Alex DeHeer 1627

Screaming Eagles (1477) (Metro)
Matt Garcia 1489
Tom Bell 1484
Doug McLean 1459

Soft Pawn (1361) (Perth)
Joe Klimczak 1395
David Franklin 1160
Bernard Laugery 1224
Marc Saxon 1666

Peanuts (1323) (Fremantle)
Nathan Watson 1544
Simon Yamchikov 1326
Edik Gilmetdinov 1100

Come Back Kids (1226) (Perth)
Norbett Muller 1467
Alan Wolfstencroft 1100
Tony Bannon 1111