Chess Association of Western Australia




2013 WA State Lightning Championship


The 2013 Western Australian Lightning Championship was held on Sunday 13th October at the Moresby Street Centre, Kensington.

There were 18 participants who competed over 11 rounds for the Championship title.

The winner was Yita Choong with an almost perfect score of 10.5. A tie occurred for second place occurred between Tom Donaldson and Bozidar Mandic. It was good to have these two players participate as they have not played for some time in a CAWA event. It was very impressive to achieve such an excellent result.

The under 1800 group was won by George Carolyn-Unkovich with Ross List in second place. The under 1600 group was won by Sri Dharmapuri with Nedelko Tomic and Lennard Mechlowski tying for second place.

The event was played without incident and players had a good day of chess on all boards. The competition was strong and a number of reasonably good players found themselves fighting hard on bottom boards during the day (including myself).

Report by Gordon Dunlop DOP



Prize Winners


Open

 1st	Yita Choong			10.5
=2nd	Tom Donaldson 			9
  	Bozidar Mandic			9

U/1800	

 1st	George Carolyn-Unkovich		6
 2nd	Ross List			5.5

U/1600	

 1st 	Sri Dharmapuri			4.5
=2nd    Lennard Mechlowski		3
	Nedelko Tomic			3	



Final Standings

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

  1   Choong, Yita                       2014 10.5     54.5  66.5   62.5
 2-3  Donaldson, Tom                     1973 9        53.5  67.0   52.5
      Mandic, Bozidar                    2171 9        53.5  67.0   52.0
  4   Ferozkohi, Ihsan                   2004 7.5      53.0  66.5   41.0
  5   Chapula, Brian                     1900 6.5      53.5  66.5   38.5
  6   Carolyn-Unkovich, George           1712 6        54.5  67.5   35.0
  7   List, Ross                         1780 5.5      50.0  63.0   31.0
8-11  Janceski, Alex                     1685 5        57.5  70.5   39.0
      Kelly, Adam                        1607 5        52.0  65.0   36.0
      Hvistendahl, Robert                1924 5        48.5  61.5   32.0
      Maris, Rob                         1836 5        44.5  58.0   34.0
 12   Dharmapuri, Sri                    1342 4.5      38.5  47.0   18.0
13-15 Maris, Natalie                     1673 4        40.5  52.0   25.5
      Dunlop, Gordon                     1715 4        40.0  51.5   20.0
      Virimai, Dani                      1800 4        40.0  50.0   25.0
16-17 Tomic, Nedelko                     1572 3        49.5  63.0   18.0
      Mechlowski, Lennard                1504 3        42.5  54.0   13.0
 18   Koh, Paddy                         1350 2.5      43.0  52.5   21.0


Cross Table

No Name                     Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10   11  

1  Choong, Yita                        6:W  7:W  9:W  3:W  2:D  8:W  4:W  5:W 11:W 16:W 10:W
2  Donaldson, Tom                     13:W 16:W  3:L  7:W  1:D 10:W  5:W  6:W  8:W  4:D  9:W
3  Mandic, Bozidar                    14:W  8:W  2:W  1:L  5:W  4:L 11:W  9:W  6:W  7:W 17:W
4  Ferozkohi, Ihsan                    8:L 17:W  6:W  5:L  7:W  3:W  1:L 10:W 15:W  2:D 16:W
5  Chapula, Brian                     16:L 18:W 13:W  4:W  3:L  9:W  2:L  1:L 10:W  8:W  6:D
6  Carolyn-Unkovich, George            1:L 15:W  4:L 12:W 11:D 14:W  8:W  2:L  3:L 18:W  5:D
7  List, Ross                         12:W  1:L 18:W  2:L  4:L 13:L 14:W 17:D  9:W  3:L 15:W
8  Janceski, Alex                      4:W  3:L 10:W 11:W  9:W  1:L  6:L 18:W  2:L  5:L 12:L
9  Kelly, Adam                        10:W 11:W  1:L 16:W  8:L  5:L 18:W  3:L  7:L 15:W  2:L
10 Hvistendahl, Robert                 9:L 12:W  8:L 18:W 14:W  2:L 13:W  4:L  5:L 17:W  1:L
11 Maris, Rob                         17:W  9:L 16:W  8:L  6:D 15:W  3:L 12:W  1:L 14:L 13:D
12 Dharmapuri, Sri                     7:L 10:L 14:L  6:L 17:W 16:W 15:L 11:L 18:W 13:D  8:W
13 Maris, Natalie                      2:L 14:W  5:L 15:W 18:L  7:W 10:L 16:L 17:L 12:D 11:D
14 Dunlop, Gordon                      3:L 13:L 12:W 17:W 10:L  6:L  7:L 15:L 16:L 11:W 18:W
15 Virimai, Dani                      18:L  6:L 17:W 13:L 16:W 11:L 12:W 14:W  4:L  9:L  7:L
16 Tomic, Nedelko                      5:W  2:L 11:L  9:L 15:L 12:L 17:L 13:W 14:W  1:L  4:L
17 Mechlowski, Lennard                11:L  4:L 15:L 14:L 12:L 18:D 16:W  7:D 13:W 10:L  3:L
18 Koh, Paddy                         15:W  5:L  7:L 10:L 13:W 17:D  9:L  8:L 12:L  6:L 14:L