Chess Association of Western Australia


2013 WA Grand Prix

The 2013 WA Open winner in the Paul Meyer Awards was David Ellis with George-Carolin Unkovich runner-up and Eddy Seah third (fractionally ahead of Gordon Dunlop). The Major (Under 1850) was won by George Carolin-Unkovich with Ned Tomic a close second and Gary Donaldson third. Gary Donaldson once again won the Minor Division (Under 1550) followed by juniors Ignatius Yap, Sri Krishna Dharmapuri and Sean Xiong. George Carolin-Unkovich won the Junior category, well ahead of Ignatius Yap, Sri Krishna Dharmapuri and Sean Xiong. While the events were reasonably supported by leading players and juniors, numbers were down on previous years, particularly among the middle ranked players. Events: Perth, Willetton, South West, Kingsley, Foundation Day, Christmas Opens, Gufeld Cup.

Report by David Ellis.



2013 WA Grand Prix - Point Scorers


Position		         Events	1st  	GP Pts
PREMIER
1	David Ellis  		  7	2	47.5	
2	George Carolin-Unkovich	  7	-	34.5	
3	Eddy Seah		  4	-	26.5	
4	Gordon Dunlop	 	  4	1	26.25	
5.	Marc Vliesta		  3	1	24.5
6	Tristan Boyd 		  2	2	24	
7	Yita Choong  		  2	2	23	
	
Other winners: Ganesh Viswanath (1), Robert Maris (1), Jose Madriaga (1)	 


MAJOR (Under 1850 *) 
1	George Carolin-Unkovich   7	3	61.8	
2	Ned Tomic 		  6	3	57.8	
3=	Gary Donaldson	  	  6 	-	29.5
3=	Ignatius Yap		  5	-	29.5

Other winners: 
Gabriel Nhial (1), Natalie Maris (1), Jayden Williams (1), Gavin Adam (1)


MINOR (Under 1550 *)
1	Gary Donaldson 	  	  6	2	50.9
2	Ignatius Yap		  5	3	45
3	Sri Krishna Dharmapuri	  5	1	38
4	Sean Xiong		  3 	1	24  
5=	Patrick Gong		  2	1	21
5=	Jayden Williams	  	  2	1	21


JUNIOR
1	George Carolin-Unkovich	  7	5	78.6	
2	Ignatius Yap		  5	-	39.8	
3 	Sri Krishna Dharmapuri 	  5	-	38	 	
4.	Sean Xiong	  	  3	1	25.5	
5.	Thomas Pinnock	  	  2	1	22
6=	Adam Kelly		  2	-	18.3
6=	Patrick  Gong		  2	-	18.3
7	Jayden Williams	  	  2	1	18

Other winner: Druv Bhardwaj (1)

*  Ratings as of December 2012