Chess Association of Western Australia



2009 State Allegro Championship

Played at Legacy House on the 7th of June 2009



A pleasing 28 players played in this tournament. Given that allegro tournaments are usually quite popular, the Chess Association will investigate the possibility of running more next year. There were quite a few new faces, which is also good.

Stephanus Kurniawan improved on last year’s second place to convincingly win his first WA Allegro Championship, conceding just two draws along the way. Michael Horstmann was trying for three championships in a row but hit a rocky patch in the middle of the tournament, losing to Stephanus and Marc Vlietstra, before recovering to finish with four straight wins. Tim Hare continued his run of recent good results and was always threatening.

Nedeljko Tomic and Guy Booth each won their umpteenth rating prize, Justin Murphy and William Williams did very well to finish on 50% and Afdhal Zainal and Sino were the best of the newcomers.

All in all, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and there were a minimum of disputes. I must also thank Gordon Dunlop for taking charge of determining what the rules were going to be, and helping out during the event.

Report by Haydn Barber.


Prize Winners

Open
1st	Stephanus Kurniawan		8/9
=2nd 	Michael Horstmann & Tim Hare	7

U/2000
1st 	Nedeljko Tomic			6

U/1700
1st 	Guy Booth			5˝

U/1400
1st 	Justin Murphy			4˝

Junior
1st 	William Williams		4˝

Unrated
1st 	Afdhal Zainal & Sino		4



Final Standings

Place Name                     Loc  Score M-Buch. Progr.

  1   Kurniawan, Stephanus     2120 8        39.5   39.5
 2-3  Hare, Tim                2025 7        39.0   35.0
      Horstmann, Michael       2166 7        38.5   34.0
 4-5  Vlietstra, Marc          2012 6        40.0   35.0
      Tomic, Nedeljko          1733 6        36.0   29.0
 6-7  Dunlop, Gordon           1791 5.5      34.0   26.5
      Booth, Guy               1599 5.5      31.5   27.5
8-12  Konovalov, Eugeniy       2033 5        40.0   30.5
      Chin, Albert             1865 5        38.0   27.5
      Shaw, Robin              1693 5        35.5   26.0
      Singh, Surinder          1700 5        35.0   26.0
      Bultman, Grant           1525 5        29.5   24.0
13-16 Holland, Dennis          1830 4.5      35.0   27.5
      Cuellar, Chris           1622 4.5      32.5   24.0
      Murphy, Justin           1235 4.5      30.0   21.5
      Williams, William        1172 4.5      29.5   21.5
17-21 Orssengo, Girma          1547 4        33.0   21.0
      Nhial, Gabriel           1707 4        31.5   22.0
      Williams, Rudy           961  4        26.5   19.0
      Zainal, Afdhal                4        26.0   17.0
      Sino,                         4        25.0   17.5
22-23 Carolin-Unkovich, George 1033 3.5      28.5   17.0
      Laugery, Bernard         1205 3.5      28.0   16.5
 24   Duke, Matthew                 3        25.0   12.0
 25   Van Suhafly,                  2        28.5   12.0
26-27 Mehryar, Zarnaz               1        24.5    5.0
      Putra, Yoga                   1        11.5    2.0
 28   Marah, Nasril                 0        11.0    0.0
 



Cross Table

No  Name                     Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  

1.  Horstmann, Michael       2166 7     15:W  8:W  4:W  2:L  5:L 13:W  6:W 14:W  3:W
2.  Kurniawan, Stephanus     2120 8     16:W  9:W  5:D  1:W  6:W  3:D  4:W  8:W 11:W
3.  Konovalov, Eugeniy       2033 5     17:W 10:W  7:D  4:L 16:W  2:D  9:W  5:L  1:L
4.  Hare, Tim                2025 7     18:W 11:W  1:L  3:W  9:W  5:W  2:L  6:W 12:W
5.  Vlietstra, Marc          2012 6     19:W 12:W  2:D  7:W  1:W  4:L 14:D  3:W  9:L
6.  Chin, Albert             1865 5     20:W 13:D  8:D 11:W  2:L 12:W  1:L  4:L 21:W
7.  Holland, Dennis          1830 4.5   21:W 14:W  3:D  5:L 13:D 16:W  8:L 12:L 19:D
8.  Dunlop, Gordon           1791 5.5   22:W  1:L  6:D 27:W 12:L 15:W  7:W  2:L 17:W
9.  Tomic, Nedeljko          1733 6     23:W  2:L 17:W 12:W  4:L 19:W  3:L 15:W  5:W
10. Nhial, Gabriel           1707 4     24:W  3:L 13:W 16:L 15:L 22:W 11:L 27:W 14:L
11. Singh, Surinder          1700 5     25:W  4:L 19:W  6:L 17:W 14:L 10:W 13:W  2:L
12. Shaw, Robin              1693 5     26:W  5:L 18:W  9:L  8:W  6:L 16:W  7:W  4:L
13. Cuellar, Chris           1622 4.5   27:W  6:D 10:L 14:W  7:D  1:L 17:D 11:L 20:W
14. Booth, Guy               1599 5.5   28:W  7:L 22:W 13:L 18:W 11:W  5:D  1:L 10:W
15. Orssengo, Girma          1547 4      1:L 22:L 20:W 21:W 10:W  8:L 19:W  9:L 16:L
16. Bultman, Grant           1525 5      2:L 23:W 21:W 10:W  3:L  7:L 12:L 28:W 15:W
17. Murphy, Justin           1235 4.5    3:L 24:W  9:L 22:W 11:L 28:W 13:D 20:W  8:L
18. Laugery, Bernard         1205 3.5    4:L 25:W 12:L 23:W 14:L 21:L 27:D 19:L 28:W
19. Williams, William        1172 4.5    5:L 26:W 11:L 28:W 20:W  9:L 15:L 18:W  7:D
20. Carolin-Unkovich, George 1033 3.5    6:L 27:D 15:L 25:W 19:L 23:W 21:W 17:L 13:L
21. Williams, Rudy           961  4      7:L 28:W 16:L 15:L 27:W 18:W 20:L 25:W  6:L
22. Zainal, Afdhal                4      8:L 15:W 14:L 17:L 26:W 10:L 28:W 23:L 25:W
23. Duke, Matthew                 3      9:L 16:L 26:W 18:L 28:L 20:L 25:W 22:W 27:L
24. Marah, Nasril                 0     10:L 17:L 27:L 26:L 25:-   :    :    :    : 
25. Mehryar, Zarnaz               1     11:L 18:L 28:L 20:L 24:+ 27:L 23:L 21:L 22:L
26. Putra, Yoga                   1     12:L 19:L 23:L 24:W 22:L   :    :    :    : 
27. Sino,                         4     13:L 20:D 24:W  8:L 21:L 25:W 18:D 10:L 23:W
28. Van Suhafly,                  2     14:L 21:L 25:W 19:L 23:W 17:L 22:L 16:L 18:L