Chess Association of Western Australia


2008 Foundation Day Open


This tournament was held over the Foundation Day weekend on the 1st & 2nd of June at Legacy House in South Perth. The DOP was Haydn Barber.

The number of participants, only 16, was again disappointing but the event was still quite strong with half of the participants being rated over 1800. Tournament after tournament, we see a solid core of about a dozen regular players competing but not much depth. At least, this time, we had a visitor from Sydney in Brian Jones who provided some variety.

Brian says that Perth has been a lucky venue for him, and it proved so once again as he recovered from a loss to Michael Horstmann in Round 3 to win the tournament. Michael looked the goods with 4 wins in the first 4 rounds but then he hit the wall.

SwissPerfect provided some entertainment by producing a bizarre draw for Round 5. I had to manually alter 6 of the 8 pairings, the first time that I personally have had to take such action.

The prizemonies for 2nd, 3rd, U2000 and Top Junior were combined and split amongst all of the 5 players who tied for second.

(Report by Haydn Barber)

 

Prize Winners

1st		Brian Jones			5/6	

=2nd		Michael Horstmann		4
		Stephanus Kurniawan		4
		Tom Donaldson			4
		Marc Vlietstra			4
		David Ellis			4

=1st U2000	Marc Vlietstra			4
		David Ellis			4
		
=1st U1800	Nedeljko Tomic			3
		Chris Cuellar			3

Top Junior	Tom Donaldson			4



Final Standings

Place Name                     Loc  Score M-Buch. Progr.

  1   Jones, Brian             1995 5        15.0   17.0
 2-6  Horstmann, Michael       2201 4        16.0   18.0
      Kurniawan, Stephanus     2151 4        15.0   16.0
      Donaldson, Thomas        2021 4        15.0   14.0
      Vlietstra, Marc          1932 4        14.0   15.0
      Ellis, David             1913 4        13.0   14.0
7-10  Tomic, Nedeljko          1793 3        13.0   10.0
      Dunlop, Gordon           1844 3        12.5   12.0
      Holland, Dennis          1815 3        11.5   11.0
      Cuellar, Chris           1483 3        10.0    8.5
 11   Boni, Christopher        1316 2.5      10.5    8.5
12-13 Thurtell, Darby          1240 2        10.5    7.0
      Laugery, Bernard         1259 2         9.0    7.0
14-16 Booth, Guy               1571 1.5       9.0    3.0
      Carolin-Unkovich, George 974  1.5       8.5    2.5
      Donaldson, Gary          1357 1.5       8.0    4.5
  



Cross Table

No  Name                     Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Horstmann, Michael       2201 4      9:W  6:W  4:W  2:W  5:L  3:L
2.  Kurniawan, Stephanus     2151 4     10:W  5:W  3:W  1:L  4:L  7:W
3.  Donaldson, Thomas        2021 4     11:W  8:W  2:L  4:L  6:W  1:W
4.  Jones, Brian             1995 5     12:W  7:W  1:L  3:W  2:W  5:W
5.  Vlietstra, Marc          1932 4     13:W  2:L  9:W  8:W  1:W  4:L
6.  Ellis, David             1913 4     14:W  1:L 11:W  7:W  3:L  9:W
7.  Dunlop, Gordon           1844 3     15:W  4:L 13:W  6:L 14:W  2:L
8.  Holland, Dennis          1815 3     16:W  3:L 15:W  5:L  9:L 13:W
9.  Tomic, Nedeljko          1793 3      1:L 14:W  5:L 15:W  8:W  6:L
10. Booth, Guy               1571 1.5    2:L 13:L 14:L 16:D 11:D 12:D
11. Cuellar, Chris           1483 3      3:L 16:W  6:L 13:D 10:D 15:W
12. Donaldson, Gary          1357 1.5    4:L 15:L 16:W 14:L 13:L 10:D
13. Boni, Christopher        1316 2.5    5:L 10:W  7:L 11:D 12:W  8:L
14. Laugery, Bernard         1259 2      6:L  9:L 10:W 12:W  7:L 16:L
15. Thurtell, Darby          1240 2      7:L 12:W  8:L  9:L 16:W 11:L
16. Carolin-Unkovich, George 974  1.5    8:L 11:L 12:L 10:D 15:L 14:W