Chess Association of Western Australia




2013 WA Closed Chess Championship


Tristan Boyd wins 4th WA Championship!

This year’s WA Closed Chess Championship was held at the Huntingdale Chess Club. This was done purely as a cost-cutting exercise, after the problems last year. Apart from the distance some people had to travel, I thought that it would prove to be a reasonable venue. However, I had not counted on the neighbours racing their toy motorbikes up and down the street. Whilst this could have happened anywhere, it was still annoying.

Tristan Boyd and Yita Choong were the hot favourites, and they proved their dominance over the rest of the field. Only Marc Vlietstra was able to maintain a realistic challenge, until he faded a little towards the end.

The draw was made completely at random but, as luck would have it, Tristan and Yita met at the end of the tournament. Tristan had to win with Black, which he was able to achieve, but not without a bit of luck. Both played well throughout but, without much evidence to go on (I was usually desparately trying to salvage something from yet another wrecked position), I thought that Yita was playing a little better.

Marc Vlietstra is getting closer, Robert Maris had a pretty good result, and George Carolin-Unkovich should benefit a lot from the experience. Tim Hare has not played much in the last couple of years, and it showed.

Report by Haydn Barber, DOP




Prize Winners


2013 WA Closed Champion    Tristan Boyd		8˝

2nd			   Yita Choong		8

3rd			   Marc Vlietstra	5˝

=4th			   Haydn Barber		4˝
			   Robert Maris		4˝




Rank Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
1 Tristan Boyd 2331 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 8.5
2 Yita Choong 2318 0   1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0
3 Haydn Barber 2148 0 0   1 = 0 1 1 0 1 4.5
4 Tim Hare 2118 0 0 0   0 = 0 0 1 1 2.5
5 Marc Vlietstra 2090 0 0 = 1   1 1 1 1 0 5.5
6 Robert Maris 1957 0 0 1 = 0   1 = 1 = 4.5
7 Akef Saleh 1932 = 0 0 1 0 0   = 1 1 4.0
8 George Carolin-Unkovich 1874 0 0 0 1 0 = =   = 1 3.5
9 Natalie Maris 1832 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 =   0 1.5
10 Nedeljko Tomic 1798 0 0 0 0 1 = 0 0 1   2.5





2013 WA Reserves Chess Championship


Played at North Woodvale Primary School over 9 rounds (Wed, Sat & Sun) 11 Sep to 29 Sep.


Gordon Dunlop & Natalie Maris (8/9) shared 1st place with Nedeljko Tomic (7/9) coming 3rd.


Final Standings


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

 1-2  Dunlop, Gordon  WA        1896 8        29.0  37.5   44.0
      Maris, Natalie  WA        1817 8        29.0  37.0   38.0
  3   Tomic, Nedeljko WA        1847 7        29.5  38.0   32.0
  4   Jones, Stephen  WA        1782 6        30.5  39.0   31.0
  5   Maris, Fred     WA        1613 5        31.5  40.0   20.0
  6   Walker, Colin   WA        1447 4        32.5  41.0   26.0
  7   Markou, Vic     WA        1382 3.5      33.0  41.5   17.5
  8   Howard, Mark    WA        1300 2        34.5  43.0   13.0
  9   Hahn, Ingolf    WA        1100 1        35.0  43.5    2.0
 10   Kruger, Ruben   WA        1037 0.5      35.0  44.5    1.5




Cross Table

No Name Loc Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
1. Dunlop, Gordon 1896 8 * W W W W W + W L W
2. Kruger, Ruben 1037 .5 L * L L L D L L L L
3. Maris, Natalie 1817 8 L W * W W W W W W W
4. Maris, Fred 1613 5 L W L * W W W L L W
5. Markou, Vic 1382 3.5 L W L L * D W L L W
6. Walker, Colin 1447 4 L D L L D * W L W W
7. Hahn, Ingolf 1100 1 - W L L L L * L L L
8. Jones, Stephen 1782 6 L W L W W W W * L W
9. Tomic, Nedeljko 1847 7 W W L W W L W W * W
10. Howard, Mark 1300 2 L W L L L L W L L *