Chess Association of Western Australia


2012 South West Open


The 2012 South West Open Chess Championship was played in Bridgetown on 16th & 17th of June.


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(Photos kindly taken by Natalie & Robert Maris)



Congratulations to Julian Painter - winner of the tournament and also living in Bunbury is the Country Champion.

The prize list is as follows:

Open: 1st Julian Painter, =2nd Natalie and Robert Maris.

U/1700: 1st Malcolm Smith, 2nd Adam Kelly, =3rd Jacques Meyer & George Carolin-Unkovich.

U/1000: 1st Steven Wood, 2nd Alan Kelly, =3rd Cathy Farrelly, Bert Reynolds & David Johnston.

The encouragement Prize went to local Junior Morio Freeman.

Representatives from Albany,Bunbury,Busselton,Bridgetown and Perth made up the 29 starters of the tournament.Unfortuneatley three players dropped out during the tournament leaving us with 26 players.

Many thanks to Barbara Johnson and Jennifer Duncan for their efforts in ensuring that the tournament had a suitable venue and the participants were able to get some refreshments at their leisure. Thanks also go to Barbara, Jennifer and Julian in Bunbury for advertising the tournament in the local newspapers.

I am sure the players enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and am certain they will return next year provided the Bridgetown/Greenbushes Tourism Association are happy to have the Chess Association of W.A. hold the South West Open in Bridgetown again.

Report kindly provided by Norbert Muller.


Final Standings


Place Name                     Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Progr. Wins Buch.

  1   Painter, Julian          WA        2013 5.5      16.0   19.5    5  23.0
 2-3  Maris, Robert            WA        1943 5        14.5   20.0    5  23.0
      Maris, Natalie A         WA        1777 5        13.5   16.0    5  21.0
  4   Smith, Malcolm           WA        1471 4.5      14.0   17.5    4  21.0
 5-6  Adam, Gavin              WA        1767 4        12.0   14.0    4  19.0
      Kelly, Adam              WA        1607 4        11.0   13.0    4  16.0
7-12  Leonhardt, Wolfgang      WA        1902 3.5      16.0   14.0    3  24.5
      Meyer, Jacques           WA        1591 3.5      14.0   12.0    3  21.0
      Dunlop, Gordon           WA        1851 3.5      13.5   13.5    3  21.0
      Ellis, David             WA        1987 3.5      13.5   11.5    3  20.5
      Wood, Steven             WA             3.5      11.5   13.5    3  16.5
      Carolin-Unkovich, George WA        1686 3.5      11.0    9.5    3  18.0
13-16 Jenkins, Keith           QLD       1700 3        15.0   13.0    3  23.0
      Nairn, Mike              WA        1594 3        13.5   11.0    3  20.5
      Maris, Fred A            WA        1582 3        10.5    8.5    2  15.5
      Kelly, Alan              WA        851  3        10.0    8.0    3  13.0
17-19 Muller, Norbert          WA        1523 2.5      12.0    8.5    2  17.5
      Stewart, Clint           VIC       1531 2.5      11.5    6.0    2  18.0
      Donaldson, Gary          WA        1528 2.5      10.0    5.0    2  14.0
20-24 Powell, Darren           WA        1121 2        12.5   11.0    2  20.0
      Hunt, Stewart            WA        1109 2        12.0   10.0    2  19.0
      Farrelly, Cathy          QLD       694  2        11.5    7.0    2  16.0
      Reynolds, Bert           WA             2         9.5    7.0    2  12.5
      Johnston, David          WA             2         8.0    7.0    2  11.0
 25   Freeman, Robert          WA             1.5      12.0    6.0    1  18.5
 26   Best, Luke               WA             1         2.0    3.0    1   6.5
27-29 Freeman, Morio           WA             0         9.5    0.0    0  15.0
      Troode, Bradley          WA             0         3.5    0.0    0   3.5
      Waters, Kyle             WA             0         2.5    0.0    0   8.0


Cross Table


No  Name                     Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Painter, Julian          2013 5.5    9:W  6:W 18:W 17:D  8:W  3:W
2.  Ellis, David             1987 3.5   10:W  5:D 17:L 12:L 14:W 16:W
3.  Maris, Robert            1943 5     11:W  8:W 29:W  4:W 17:W  1:L
4.  Leonhardt, Wolfgang      1902 3.5   12:D  7:W  5:W  3:L 10:W 17:L
5.  Dunlop, Gordon           1851 3.5   13:W  2:D  4:L 16:W 12:W  6:L
6.  Maris, Natalie A         1777 5     14:W  1:L 12:W 19:W  7:W  5:W
7.  Adam, Gavin              1767 4     15:W  4:L 21:W 11:W  6:L  8:W
8.  Jenkins, Keith           1700 3     16:W  3:L 22:W 29:W  1:L  7:L
9.  Carolin-Unkovich, George 1686 3.5    1:L 12:L 28:W 21:W 19:W 29:D
10. Kelly, Adam              1607 4      2:L 15:W 24:W 18:W  4:L 11:W
11. Nairn, Mike              1594 3      3:L 14:W 26:W  7:L 20:W 10:L
12. Meyer, Jacques           1591 3.5    4:D  9:W  6:L  2:W  5:L 18:W
13. Maris, Fred A            1582 3      5:L 16:D 14:D 24:W 29:L 19:W
14. Stewart, Clint           1531 2.5    6:L 11:L 13:D 26:W  2:L 24:W
15. Donaldson, Gary          1528 2.5    7:L 10:L 16:L 23:W 24:D 25:W
16. Muller, Norbert          1523 2.5    8:L 13:D 15:W  5:L 18:W  2:L
17. Smith, Malcolm           1471 4.5   24:W 21:W  2:W  1:D  3:L  4:W
18. Powell, Darren           1121 2     25:W 22:W  1:L 10:L 16:L 12:L
19. Hunt, Stewart            1109 2     26:W 29:L 25:W  6:L  9:L 13:L
20. Kelly, Alan              851  3       :    :  23:W 25:W 11:L 26:W
21. Farrelly, Cathy          694  2     27:W 17:L  7:L  9:L 26:L 23:W
22. Best, Luke                    1     28:W 18:L  8:L   :    :    : 
23. Freeman, Morio                0     29:L 26:L 20:L 15:L 25:L 21:L
24. Freeman, Robert               1.5   17:L 27:W 10:L 13:L 15:D 14:L
25. Johnston, David               2     18:L 28:W 19:L 20:L 23:W 15:L
26. Reynolds, Bert                2     19:L 23:W 11:L 14:L 21:W 20:L
27. Troode, Bradley               0     21:L 24:L   :    :    :    : 
28. Waters, Kyle                  0     22:L 25:L  9:L   :    :    : 
29. Wood, Steven                  3.5   23:W 19:W  3:L  8:L 13:W  9:D