Chess Association of Western Australia


2012 WA Grand Prix

The 2012 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 Sout West Open, the Willetton Open and the Christmas Open comprise the seven WA Grand Prix Tournaments this year. Ratings are taken from December 2011. While a player may win more than one title, he/she may only win one monetary prize *.

Report by David Ellis.



2012 WA Grand Prix - Winners


OPEN
1st    Marc Vlietstra
2nd    David Ellis
3rd    George Carolin-Unkovich

MAJOR
1st    Gordon Dunlop
2nd    George Carolin-Unkovich
3rd    Nedeljko Tomic

MINOR
1st    Gary Donaldson
2nd    Ignatius Yap
3rd    Adam Kelly

JUNIOR
1st    George Carolin-Unkovich
2nd    Ignatius Yap
3rd    Adam Kelly

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



2012 WA Grand Prix - Point Scorers


OPEN                          Events	       1st		Points
 1.  Mark Vlietstra		6		-		34.25
 2.  David Ellis		6		-		31.35
 3.  George Carolin-Unkovich    7		-		25.25
 4.  Gordon Dunlop	        6		-		24.1
 5.  Tristan Boyd	        2		2		24
 6.  Akef Saleh	     	        4		-		23
 7.  Peter de Yaak		3		1		22.35
 8.  Robert Maris	        3		-		20.1
 9.  Tom Donaldson	        2		1		19.5

Other winners  George Xie, Julian Painter, Leon Taylor, Steven Hintz.

MAJOR (Under 1850)
 1.  Gordon Dunlop 	        6		4		57.83
 2.  George Carolin-Unkovich    7		1		45
 3.  Ned Tomic		        6		1		35.25
=4.  Garry Donaldson	        6		-		23
=4.  Natalie Maris	        3		1		23
 6.  Steven Hintz		3		1		20.75
 7.  Fred Maris			3		1		20.25
 8.  Albert Chin		2		1		16
 9.  Gavin Adam		        2		-		15

MINOR (Under 1550)			
 1.  Gary Donaldson    	        7		2		60
 2.  Ignatius Yap		4		-		30
 3.  Adam Kelly		        2		1		22

JUNIOR
 1.  George Carolin-Unkovich    7		5		80
 2.  Ignatius Yap		4		-		34
 3.  Adam Kelly		        2		2		24