Chess Association of Western Australia




2010 WA State Lightning Championship


The 2010 State Lightning Championship was played at the Moresby Street Centre, Kensington on the 12th of September.

By WA standards, we had an excellent turnout for the WA Lightning Championship. Of the 30 players, 11 were Juniors, which is also good.

Bozidar Mandic was pretty much always in the lead, finishing on 10 points, just drawing with Yita Choong and Frank Robson – a nice result for Frank.

Yita was keeping pace with Bozidar until he lost to Tim Hare in Round 8, and Tom Donaldson finished well clear of the rest of the field in third place.

One unusual thing happened. The Mukhedkar’s thought the tournament started at 1.00pm, as many of our tournaments do, and therefore missed the first 5 rounds. After winning 5 games in a row, Varun was leading the Junior U1500 group by a clear point. There was a certain amount of dissention because Varun had received an easy draw whilst he caught up to his rivals. I have heard of Swiss Gambits, but a 5-round Swiss Gambit must be unique! Anyway, a potentially ugly situation was avoided when Varun lost in the last round and he, George Carolin-Unkovich and Matthew Duke shared the prize. Incidentally, I must apologise to Matthew because, in the rush to sort out the prizes, I overlooked him.

I wish to thank Gordon Dunlop, Rudy Williams, and others, for helping in the running of the tournament, Varad Mukhedkar for assisting in the prizegiving, and Casey Tay for helping me to put the cash into the envelopes.

Report by Haydn Barber.



Prize Winners


Open:		  1st 	Bozidar Mandic			10/11
		  2nd 	Yita Choong			9½
		  3rd 	Tom Donaldson			8½

U/1900:		  1st 	Dennis Holland			7

U/1750:		  1st 	Ryan Sam			6

U/1500:		 =1st	Ajay Sood, 			5½
			Paul Taylor			5½

U/1100:		  1st 	Gavin Tay			3½

Junior:		  1st	Chirag Saroha			5½

Junior U1500:	 =1st 	George Carolin-Unkovich, 	5
			Varun Mukhedkar, 		5
			Matthew Duke 			5



Final Standings

Place Name                     Loc  Score M-Buch. Progr.

  1   Mandic, Bozidar          2293 10       58.5   60.5
  2   Choong, Yita             2001 9.5      58.5   57.5
  3   Donaldson, Tom           1924 8.5      58.5   48.5
 4-5  Holland, Dennis          1832 7        60.5   44.0
      Hare, Tim                2025 7        60.0   42.5
 6-7  Robson, Frank            1838 6.5      58.0   40.0
      Leong, VC                2000 6.5      57.0   42.5
 8-9  Wilkins, Michael         2082 6        60.5   40.5
      Sam, Ryan                1705 6        60.0   41.0
10-16 Shaw, Robin              1697 5.5      57.0   37.0
      Booth, Guy               1627 5.5      50.5   35.0
      Dunlop, Gordon           1770 5.5      50.0   35.5
      Elkington, Derek         1837 5.5      50.0   32.0
      Sood, Ajay               1448 5.5      48.5   33.5
      Taylor, Paul             1388 5.5      47.5   32.0
      Saroha, Chirag           1648 5.5      47.0   34.5
17-21 Tomic, Nedeljko          1685 5        50.0   33.5
      Filose, Anthony          1171 5        45.5   28.5
      Carolin-Unkovich, George 1326 5        43.0   29.0
      Mukhedkar, Varun         1414 5        43.0   20.0
      Duke, Matthew            1130 5        37.5   20.5
 22   Laugery, Bernard         1169 4.5      35.5   23.0
23-24 Yang, Perry              1112 4        42.5   25.0
      Mukhedkar, Sanjay        1742 4        39.0   15.0
 25   Tay, Gavin               942  3.5      39.5   25.5
26-28 Krieviz, Alex                 3        38.5   21.5
      Lee, Michael             1162 3        37.0   15.0
      Tay, Casey               729  3        36.5   13.0
 29   Shitole, Pravin               2.5      38.0   12.0
 30   Shitole, Yash            1052 2        37.0    7.0


Cross Table

No  Name                     Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10   11  

1.  Mandic, Bozidar                    15:W  8:W  4:D 11:W  2:W  9:W  6:W  5:W  3:W  7:D 12:W
2.  Wilkins, Michael                   16:W  7:W  6:D  3:D  1:L 12:W  5:L 11:W  4:L  8:L 17:W
3.  Hare, Tim                          24:W 10:W 11:L  2:D  6:L  8:W 14:W  4:W  1:L  9:W  5:D
4.  Choong, Yita                       17:W  9:W  1:D  6:W  7:W  5:W 11:W  3:L  2:W 12:W  8:W
5.  Leong, VC                          18:W 11:L 13:W 12:W 10:W  4:L  2:W  1:L  9:L 14:W  3:D
6.  Donaldson, Tom                     19:W 12:W  2:D  4:L  3:W 10:W  1:L  9:W  7:W 15:W 11:W
7.  Robson, Frank                      20:W  2:L 15:W 14:W  4:L 13:W  9:L 10:W  6:L  1:D 16:W
8.  Elkington, Derek                   21:W  1:L 16:L 13:D 22:W  3:L 27:W 14:L 25:W  2:W  4:L
9.  Holland, Dennis                    22:W  4:L 17:W 16:W 11:W  1:L  7:W  6:L  5:W  3:L 15:W
10. Dunlop, Gordon                     23:W  3:L 19:W 25:W  5:L  6:L 18:W  7:L 13:D 16:L 29:W
11. Sam, Ryan                          25:W  5:W  3:W  1:L  9:L 16:W  4:L  2:L 18:W 13:W  6:L
12. Shaw, Robin                        26:W  6:L 18:W  5:L 17:W  2:L 19:W 15:D 14:W  4:L  1:L
13. Tomic, Nedeljko                    27:D 14:W  5:L  8:D 18:W  7:L 16:W 17:L 10:D 11:L 19:D
14. Saroha, Chirag                     28:W 13:L 21:W  7:L 19:D 15:W  3:L  8:W 12:L  5:L 20:W
15. Booth, Guy                          1:L 27:W  7:L 20:W 25:W 14:L 23:W 12:D 17:W  6:L  9:L
16. Sood, Ajay                          2:L 22:W  8:W  9:L 27:W 11:L 13:L 23:W 19:D 10:W  7:L
17. Taylor, Paul                        4:L 24:W  9:L 23:W 12:L 19:D 20:W 13:W 15:L 18:W  2:L
18. Carolin-Unkovich, George            5:L 23:W 12:L 21:W 13:L 25:W 10:L 19:W 11:L 17:L 24:W
19. Filose, Anthony                     6:L 26:W 10:L 22:W 14:D 17:D 12:L 18:L 16:D 28:W 13:D
20. Laugery, Bernard                    7:L 25:L 24:W 15:L 28:W 23:L 17:L 27:D 21:W 26:W 14:L
21. Lee, Michael                        8:L 28:W 14:L 18:L 23:L 27:L 26:L 24:W 20:L 22:L 30:W
22. Duke, Matthew                       9:L 16:L 26:W 19:L  8:L 28:D 25:D 29:L 24:W 21:W 23:W
23. Yang, Perry                        10:L 18:L 28:W 17:L 21:W 20:W 15:L 16:L 27:W 29:L 22:L
24. Shitole, Yash                       3:L 17:L 20:L 27:L 26:L 30:L 28:W 21:L 22:L 25:W 18:L
25. Tay, Gavin                         11:L 20:W 27:W 10:L 15:L 18:L 22:D 26:W  8:L 24:L 28:L
26. Tay, Casey                         12:L 19:L 22:L 28:L 24:W 29:L 21:W 25:L 30:L 20:L 27:W
27. Krieviz, Alex                      13:D 15:L 25:L 24:W 16:L 21:W  8:L 20:D 23:L 30:L 26:L
28. Shitole, Pravin                    14:L 21:L 23:L 26:W 20:L 22:D 24:L 30:L 29:L 19:L 25:W
29. Mukhedkar, Varun                   30:-   :    :    :    :  26:W 30:W 22:W 28:W 23:W 10:L
30. Mukhedkar, Sanjay                  29:-   :    :    :    :  24:W 29:L 28:W 26:W 27:W 21:L