Chess Association of Western Australia


2007 WA Grand Prix Results

From GP Coordinator David Ellis:

The 2007 WA Grand Prix consisted of 6 tournaments (Perth, Gufeld, Kingsley, Foundation, Willetton & Xmas) with an overall average of 27 players per event. This average is up 10 on 2006 and reverses a steady decline since 2003. One possible reason for the 2006 lack of entries might have been the inclusion of two three day events but perhaps the principle reason for the increased popularity was the strong financial backing of the CAWA. The Perth Open (32) was again the most popular followed by the Willetton Open (30). For the second year running the SW Open was not played but hopefully this most popular event will be included in the 2008 schedule giving metropolitan players a chance to escape from Perth and enjoy a change of scenery. The 2008 WA GP events will again form part of the Australian Myer Tan Grand Prix and CAWA hopefully will continue to support the events financially. However prizes remain very dependant on number of entrants so please support the 2008 events. For juniors it is certainly an excellent opportunity to play more serious chess and improve standards very rapidly.

Note: Ratings were taken from the Australian Ratings published prior to the first event.



 2007 Scores

 PREMIER:			Pts.	      Events	       1st
 1  Michael Wilkins		42.5		5		1
 2  Tom Donaldson *		34.3 		6 		-
 3  Andrew Kuklinski 	        30.25 		4		1
 4  Andrew Hardegen 		28.25 		4 		1
 5  Laurent Vilaseca 		26.14 		3 		2
 6  David Ellis 		22.64 		6 		-
 7  Marc Viestra		21		4		-

 MAJOR	
 1  Robert Galvin 		39 		4 		2
 2  Ned Tomic 			32.55 		6 		-
 3  Gordon Dunlop 		32.3 		4		-
 4  Marc Vliestra 		31 		4 		1
 5  Dennis Holland 		26.5 		3 		1
 6  Ryan Sam *			26.42 		6 		-
 7  Yita Choong * 		23.5 		3 		2

 MINOR
 1  Ryan Sam *			60.5 		6 		4
 2  Gary Donaldson 		44.5 		6 		2
 3  Guy Booth 			39 		3 		3
 4=  Chris Cuellar 		27 		4 		-
 4=  Edik Gilmetdinov		27 		4 		1 
 6=  Chris Boni *		20 		4 		-
 6=  Graeme McQuilken 		20 		3 		-


 *  denotes junior