Chess Association of Western Australia




2011 Willetton Open

Played at the Moresby Street Centre in Kensington on the 8th & 9th of October.



This tournament is a part of the: 2011 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix and the CAWA Open Grand Prix.

The number of entries for this tournament showed some improvement. Perhaps, we have turned the corner, and can look forward to bigger and better tournaments in the future.

Dave Dempster won all of his games to finish first by a margin of 1 points! He may not have won many weekenders in recent times, but he certainly did it in style this time.

Eddy Seah, Akef Saleh and George Carolin-Unkovich all shared second place. This was a particularly good result for George. His results have steadily been improving, but this looks like a break-through result.

All of the other prizewinners performed creditably, with Robert Hvistendahl and John Summerfield showing out.

Report by Haydn Barber.






Prize Winners


Open:		 	1st 	Dave Dempster			6/6		 
		       =2nd 	Eddy Seah
 				Akef Saleh
				George Carolin-Unkovich		4 
	 
U1900:			1st 	Robert Hvistendahl		4

U1550:		       =1st 	Gary Donaldson
				Alex de Heer
				Chris Doukakis			3
		 
U1350:		 	1st 	John Summerfield		3
	 
Best Junior:	 	1st 	Thomas Pinnock			4
		 
Best Junior Under 12:  =1st 	Ignatius Yap
				Amul Dharmapuri			2



Final Standings

Place Name                     Loc  Club   Score

  1   Dempster, Dave           1907        6    
 2-4  Seah, Eddy               1967        4.5  
      Saleh, Akef              1904        4.5  
      Carolin-Unkovich, George 1508 Junior 4.5  
 5-7  Ellis, David             1978        4    
      Hvistendahl, Robert      1767        4    
      Pinnock, Thomas          1800 Junior 4    
 8-9  Donaldson, Thomas        2009        3.5  
      Summerfield, John        1337        3.5  
10-13 Dunlop, Gordon           1831        3    
      Donaldson, Gary          1437        3    
      de Heer, Alex            1504        3    
      Doukakis, Chris          1500 Junior 3    
 14   Williams, William        1222 Junior 2.5  
15-19 Tomic, Nedeljko          1850        2    
      Shaw, Shane              1189        2    
      Yap, Ignatius                 Junior 2    
      Dharmapuri, Amul              Junior 2    
      Powell, Darren           1138        2    
20-22 McArthur, John           1242        1    
      Williams, Rudy           972         1    
      Berry, Jordan                 Junior 1    



Cross Table

No  Name                     Loc  Club   Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Donaldson, Thomas        2009        3.5   12:W  6:W  4:L  3:L 17:W  5:D
2.  Ellis, David             1978        4     13:W  7:W  3:L 11:W  9:W  4:L
3.  Seah, Eddy               1967        4.5   14:W  8:W  2:W  1:W  4:L 10:D
4.  Dempster, Dave           1907        6     15:W  9:W  1:W  5:W  3:W  2:W
5.  Saleh, Akef              1904        4.5   16:W 10:W  6:W  4:L  8:W  1:D
6.  Tomic, Nedeljko          1850        2     17:W  1:L  5:L 15:W 12:L 11:L
7.  Dunlop, Gordon           1831        3     18:W  2:L 12:W 10:L 22:W  9:L
8.  Pinnock, Thomas          1800 Junior 4     19:W  3:L 13:W 17:W  5:L 12:W
9.  Hvistendahl, Robert      1767        4     20:W  4:L 14:W 16:W  2:L  7:W
10. Carolin-Unkovich, George 1508 Junior 4.5   21:W  5:L 15:W  7:W 11:W  3:D
11. de Heer, Alex            1504        3     22:W 12:L 16:W  2:L 10:L  6:W
12. Doukakis, Chris          1500 Junior 3      1:L 11:W  7:L 21:W  6:W  8:L
13. Donaldson, Gary          1437        3      2:L 18:W  8:L 14:D 16:D 22:W
14. Summerfield, John        1337        3.5    3:L 19:W  9:L 13:D 15:W 17:W
15. McArthur, John           1242        1      4:L 20:W 10:L  6:L 14:L 18:L
16. Williams, William        1222 Junior 2.5    5:L 21:W 11:L  9:L 13:D 20:W
17. Shaw, Shane              1189        2      6:L 22:W 18:W  8:L  1:L 14:L
18. Powell, Darren           1138        2      7:L 13:L 17:L 19:W 21:L 15:W
19. Williams, Rudy           972         1      8:L 14:L 22:L 18:L 20:L 21:W
20. Berry, Jordan                 Junior 1      9:L 15:L 21:L 22:L 19:W 16:L
21. Dharmapuri, Amul              Junior 2     10:L 16:L 20:W 12:L 18:W 19:L
22. Yap, Ignatius                 Junior 2     11:L 17:L 19:W 20:W  7:L 13:L