Chess Association of Western Australia


2011 WA Grand Prix

The 2011 WA Grand Prix events were held as part of the Yulgilbar Think Big Australian Grand Prix. The top WA player will receive a cash prize in the national competition but may or may not be the CAWA winner. The Kingsley Open, The Gufeld Cup, the Perth Open, the Foundation Open, the Willetton Open and the Christmas Open comprise the six WA Grand Prix Tournaments this year. Ratings are taken from December 2010. While a player may win more than one title, he/she may only win one monetary prize *.

Report by David Ellis.



2011 WA Grand Prix - Winners

OPEN
=1st    Tom Donaldson & Dave Dempster
 3rd    Yita Choong  

MAJOR
 1st    Nedeljko Tomic
 2nd    Gordon Dunlop
 3rd    Grima Orssengo

MINOR
 1st    Gary Donaldson
 2nd    John Summerfield
 3rd    Shane Shaw

JUNIOR
 1st    George Carolin-Unkovich
 2nd    Aston Taminsjah
 3rd    Thomas Pinnock

*  George Carolin-Unkovich as winner of Junior 1st prize 
   is ineligible to receive 3rd Major & 2nd Minor prizes.



2011 WA Grand Prix - Point Scorers

OPEN				  Events       1st		Points
=1.  Tom Donaldson    	   	    5		2		36.5
=1.  Dave Dempster     	            5		1		36.5
 3.  Yita Choong	            3		3		35
 4.  David Ellis 	            6		-		31.9
 5.  Akef Saleh	      	            4		-		26.2
 6.  Nedeljko Tomic	     	    6		-		25.5
 7.  Gordon Dunlop     	            5		-		18.5
 8.  Aston Taminsjah   	            3		-		15.5
 9.  Girma Orssengo    	            4		-		12.5
 10. Eddy Seah	            	    2		-		11.8
 11. Tim Hare		            1		1		11

MAJOR (Under 1850)
 1.  Nedeljko Tomic		    6		1		42.5
 2.  Gordon Dunlop 	            5		1		35.5
*3.  George Carolin-Unkovich  	    5		1		28.75
 4.  Girma Orssengo	            4		1		28
 5.  Thomas Pinnock	            2		1		21
=6.  Garry Donaldson	            6		-		20
=6.  Dennis Holland	            2		1		20
 8.  John Summerfield	            4		-		17
 9.  Natalie Maris	            1		1		12
 10. Joseph Cheong	            3		-		11.5

MINOR (Under 1550)			
 1.  Gary Donaldson    	            6		1		49
*2.  George Carolin-Unkovich        5		2		46.5
 3.  John Summerfield	            4		1		36
 4.  Shane Shaw		            4		-		29.5
 5.  Joseph Cheong	            3		1		22
 6.  Mark Hagendoon	            1		1		12
 7.  Alex Petranovic	            1		1		11

JUNIOR
 1.  George Carolin-Unkovich        5		2		51
 2.  Aston Taminsjah	            3		3		35
 3.  Thomas Pinnock	            2		1		21