Chess Association of Western Australia


2010 Willetton Open

Played at the Moresby Street Centre in Kensington on the 2nd & 3rd of October.



22 players fronted up for the 2010 Willetton Open, part of the 2010 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix and the CAWA Open Grand Prix. By WA standards, this is quite respectable, given that we also had to contend with the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.

Because of the lop-sided ratings of the entrants, I decided to not have the normal Rating Groups but to use performance rating improvements instead, using whatever rating system is built into the SwissPerfect program. This provided some amazing fluctuations along the way, with David Ellis dropping 900 points in round 5 and George Carolin-Unkovich jumping nearly 650 points in the last round. At least, it provided an amusing backdrop to the actual tournament.

Stephanus Kurniawan scored a convincing victory, winning every game, and finishing 1 points clear of the rest. David Ellis was looking good until he lost his last two games. Nedeljko Tomic had an excellent result, just sneaking past the pack for 2nd by beating David on time in the last round. There were 5 players who finished =3rd: Tim Hare, Dave Dempster, Albert Chin, David Ellis and Eddy Seah, but Eddy received the (slightly) more lucrative 3rd best Rating Perfomance prize instead.

George Carolin-Unkovich made a mighty last-round leap to claim the best Rating Performance increase, as previously mentioned, Aston Taminsjah was always going well, as was Eddy Seah. Other notable rating performances were Nedeljko Tomic (+241) and Stephanus Kurniawan (+722). Maybe we could have a tournament one day where ALL the prizes are based on rating performances could be interesting.

Report by Haydn Barber




Prize Winners


Open

1st 	Stephanus Kurniawan 		6/6 
2nd 	Nedeljko Tomic   		4
=3rd 	Tim Hare			4
	Dave Dempster			4
	Albert Chin 			4
	David Ellis			4

Best Rating Perfomances

1st 	George Carolin-Unkovich  	+316
2nd 	Aston Taminsjah			+152
3rd 	Eddy Seah			+60

Unrated

=1st 	Sanjay Mukhedkar   		2
	Tamas Szabo  			2
				
Best Junior

1st 	Varun Mukhedkar  		3

Best Junior U/900

1st	Dylan Shaw			0



Final Standings

Place Name                     Loc  Score M-Buch. Progr.

  1   Kurniawan, Stephanus     2075 6        15.0   21.0
  2   Tomic, Nedeljko          1632 4.5      14.5   14.0
 3-7  Seah, Eddy               1804 4        14.5   16.0
      Hare, Tim                2046 4        14.5   15.5
      Ellis, David             1862 4        14.0   18.0
      Dempster, Dave           1812 4        13.5   12.0
      Chin, Albert-Chao        1803 4        12.0   15.0
8-10  Donaldson, Tom           1894 3.5      14.5   13.5
      Taminsjah, Aston         1565 3.5      14.0   11.5
      Saleh, Akef              1862 3.5      12.0   12.5
11-14 Donaldson, Gary          1466 3        13.0    9.0
      Orssengo, Girma          1620 3        11.5   12.0
      Phillip, Stephen         1983 3        10.0    9.0
      Mukhedkar, Varun         943  3         8.0    8.0
15-18 Mukhedkar, Sanjay             2        13.5   10.0
      Szabo, Tamas                  2        11.0    8.0
      Carolin-Unkovich, George 1244 2        10.5    6.0
      Eldridge, James          1271 2         9.0    7.0
 19   Shaw, Shane                   1        10.0    3.0
20-22 Shaw, Dylan                   0        12.5    0.0
      Stebbins, David               0         7.0    0.0
      Dharmapuri, Amul              0         5.5    0.0



Cross Table

No  Name                     Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Kurniawan, Stephanus     2075 6     12:W  6:W  4:W  8:W  5:W  9:W
2.  Hare, Tim                2046 4     13:W  9:W  5:L 11:W  7:D  4:D
3.  Phillip, Stephen         1983 3     14:W  8:L 18:L  7:L 15:W 22:W
4.  Donaldson, Tom           1894 3.5   15:W 11:W  1:L  5:L 12:W  2:D
5.  Ellis, David             1862 4     21:W 18:W  2:W  4:W  1:L 10:L
6.  Saleh, Akef              1862 3.5   17:W  1:L 15:W 12:D 10:L 18:W
7.  Dempster, Dave           1812 4     10:D 12:L 19:W  3:W  2:D 11:W
8.  Seah, Eddy               1804 4     19:W  3:W 10:W  1:L  9:L 13:W
9.  Chin, Albert-Chao        1803 4     20:W  2:L 22:W 18:W  8:W  1:L
10. Tomic, Nedeljko          1632 4.5    7:D 13:W  8:L 14:W  6:W  5:W
11. Orssengo, Girma          1620 3     22:W  4:L 14:W  2:L 18:W  7:L
12. Taminsjah, Aston         1565 3.5    1:L  7:W 16:W  6:D  4:L 19:W
13. Donaldson, Gary          1466 3      2:L 10:L 20:W 16:W 22:W  8:L
14. Eldridge, James          1271 2      3:L 19:W 11:L 10:L 20:W 15:L
15. Carolin-Unkovich, George 1244 2      4:L 20:W  6:L 22:L  3:L 14:W
16. Mukhedkar, Varun         943  3     18:L 21:W 12:L 13:L 19:W 20:W
17. Dharmapuri, Amul              0      6:L 22:L   :    :    :    : 
18. Mukhedkar, Sanjay             2     16:W  5:L  3:W  9:L 11:L  6:L
19. Shaw, Dylan                   0      8:L 14:L  7:L 20:L 16:L 12:L
20. Shaw, Shane                   1      9:L 15:L 13:L 19:W 14:L 16:L
21. Stebbins, David               0      5:L 16:L   :    :    :    : 
22. Szabo, Tamas                  2     11:L 17:W  9:L 15:W 13:L  3:L