Chess Association of Western Australia




2014 South West Open


The 2014 South West Open Chess Championship was played in Bridgetown on the 14th & 15th of June.

There were 23 entries this year. Participants enjoyed fine weather which was great for walking around the town during the day. Pip from the bakery supplied freshly baked scones each day with a choice of jams together with cream. Dariel from the visitor centre provided coffee and tea for both days with some help from local volunteers. This was all very much appreciated by the participants. Many players were local to Bridgetown and four players came all the way from Albany.

There were also two players participating from Liverpool UK, who timed their visit to Australia to play in this event while touring WA. They have invited players to visit the Atticus Chess Club in Liverpool should they be in the area. They meet monday nights. It just so happens I will be in Liverpool on a monday night next month so will take up the offer.

The joint WA country champions this year were Gyula Plaganyi and Gary Donaldson with a final score of 4.0. They were just able to beat last years joint country champions Steven Wood and junior Jayden Williams.

The prize list:

Open

1st: Marc Vliestra with a picket fence

2nd: Gavin Adam

=3rd: Gyula Plaganyi & David Ellis

U/1750

=1st: Gary Donaldson & Tom Webb

3rd: Mike Nairn

U/1300

1st Sri Dharmapuri

2nd Robert Freeman

=3rd Robert Cunningham & Harrison Taylor

Encouragement Awards to 2 juniors

Morio Freeman and Kundan Dharmapuri

The Lightning Tournament held on Sunday evening with 14 players was also won by Marc Vlietstra but this time without a picket fence, dropping a half point to Steve Wood. In second place was Derek Elkington. Sri Dharmapuri came third and won the rating prize for under 1500.

Report by Gordon Dunlop.






2014 SW Open Final Standings

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

  1   Vlietstra, Marc                WA        2071 6        15.5  23.0   21.0
  2   Adam, Gavin                    WA        1788 4.5      15.5  24.0   15.5
 3-7  Plaganyi, Gyula                WA        1780 4        14.5  22.5   17.0
      Webb, Tom                                1544 4        14.0  22.0   13.0
      Ellis, David                   WA        2026 4        13.5  21.5   15.5
      Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA        1191 4        13.0  19.0   12.0
      Donaldson, Gary                WA        1592 4        11.5  16.5   12.0
 8-9  Nairn, Mike                    WA        1450 3.5      13.5  20.5   12.0
      Wood, Steven                   WA        1754 3.5      11.0  19.0   11.0
10-14 Wiseman, Jim                             1697 3        15.0  20.5   14.0
      Abuleela, Izzy                           1920 3        13.5  21.5   13.0
      Elkington, Derek               WA        1991 3        13.5  19.5   12.0
      Dunlop, Gordon                 WA        1892 3        10.0  16.0    9.0
      Williams, Jaydn                          1668 3         9.5  14.5   11.0
15-16 Freeman, Robert                          1241 2.5      12.5  17.5    8.5
      Van Helden, Bill                         1450 2.5      11.5  16.5   10.0
17-20 Cunningham, Robert             WA        1269 2        13.5  19.0    8.0
      Dharmapuri, Kundan             WA        1000 2        11.5  17.0    4.5
      Gough, Dylan                   WA        1405 2        11.0  16.5    6.0
      Taylor, Harrison                              2         9.5  14.0    7.5
21-22 Reynolds, Bert                           1000 1.5      10.5  14.0    3.5
      Freeman, Morio                                1.5       9.5  13.0    3.0
 23   Mackman, Doreen                               0.5       9.0  14.5    2.5


2014 SW Open Cross Table

No  Name                           Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Vlietstra, Marc                WA        12:W  8:W  6:W  7:W  2:W  4:W
2.  Ellis, David                   WA        13:D 23:W  9:W  3:W  1:L 12:D
3.  Elkington, Derek               WA        14:W 10:W  7:L  2:L 18:L 15:W
4.  Abuleela, Izzy                           15:W  9:L 13:W 10:W 12:L  1:L
5.  Dunlop, Gordon                 WA        16:L 13:L 19:W 15:W 14:W 18:L
6.  Adam, Gavin                    WA        17:W 11:W  1:L 12:D 13:W  7:W
7.  Plaganyi, Gyula                WA        18:W 16:W  3:W  1:L  9:W  6:L
8.  Wood, Steven                   WA        19:W  1:L 14:D 13:L 10:W 16:W
9.  Wiseman, Jim                             20:W  4:W  2:L 18:W  7:L 11:L
10. Williams, Jaydn                          21:W  3:L 16:W  4:L  8:L 20:W
11. Donaldson, Gary                WA        22:W  6:L 18:L 16:W 17:W  9:W
12. Webb, Tom                                 1:L 19:W 17:W  6:D  4:W  2:D
13. Nairn, Mike                    WA         2:D  5:W  4:L  8:W  6:L 14:W
14. Van Helden, Bill                          3:L 21:W  8:D 23:W  5:L 13:L
15. Gough, Dylan                   WA         4:L 18:L 20:W  5:L 23:W  3:L
16. Cunningham, Robert             WA         5:W  7:L 10:L 11:L 21:W  8:L
17. Freeman, Robert                           6:L 20:W 12:L 22:W 11:L   :D
18. Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA         7:L 15:W 11:W  9:L  3:W  5:W
19. Dharmapuri, Kundan             WA         8:L 12:L  5:L 21:W   :D 23:D
20. Reynolds, Bert                            9:L 17:L 15:L   :D 22:W 10:L
21. Freeman, Morio                           10:L 14:L   :D 19:L 16:L 22:W
22. Mackman, Doreen                          11:L   :D 23:L 17:L 20:L 21:L
23. Taylor, Harrison                           :D  2:L 22:W 14:L 15:L 19:D




2014 SW Open Lightning Final Standings

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

  1   Vlietstra, Marc              2071 6.5      19.5  27.5   26.5
  2   Elkington, Derek             1991 5.5      20.0  28.0   21.5
  3   Dharmapuri, Sri              1191 5        20.5  29.5   22.0
  4   Wood, Steve                  1754 4.5      20.5  27.5   18.5
  5   Abuleela, Izzy               1920 4        19.0  26.0   16.0
 6-7  Ellis, David                 2026 3.5      20.0  29.0   16.5
      Donaldson, Gary              1592 3.5      15.0  22.0   14.5
8-11  Wiseman, Jim                 1696 3        17.0  24.0   11.0
      Adam, Gavin                  1788 3        16.5  22.0   10.0
      Gough, Dylan                 1405 3        14.0  20.0   12.0
      Cunningham, Robert           1269 3        13.5  18.5   11.0
 12   Dunlop, Gordon               1892 2.5      17.5  25.5   10.5
 13   Webb, Tom                    1544 1.5      16.0  22.0    4.0
 14   Dharmapuri, Kundan           1000 0.5      15.5  21.5    2.0


2014 SW Open Lightning Cross Table

No  Name               Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1.  Vlietstra, Marc               8:W  5:W  3:W 13:W  7:D  2:W  9:W
2.  Ellis, David                  9:D  6:W 13:L  5:W  8:W  1:L  3:L
3.  Elkington, Derek             10:W  7:W  1:L 11:W 13:D  4:W  2:W
4.  Abuleela, Izzy               11:W 13:L  8:W  7:L  9:W  3:L 10:W
5.  Dunlop, Gordon               12:W  1:L 11:L  2:L 10:W  6:L 13:D
6.  Adam, Gavin                  13:L  2:L 14:W  8:L 11:W  5:W  7:L
7.  Wood, Steve                  14:W  3:L 12:W  4:W  1:D 13:L  6:W
8.  Wiseman, Jim                  1:L  9:W  4:L  6:W  2:L 12:L 14:W
9.  Donaldson, Gary               2:D  8:L 10:W 12:W  4:L 14:W  1:L
10. Webb, Tom                     3:L 12:L  9:L 14:D  5:L 11:W  4:L
11. Gough, Dylan                  4:L 14:W  5:W  3:L  6:L 10:L 12:W
12. Cunningham, Robert            5:L 10:W  7:L  9:L 14:W  8:W 11:L
13. Dharmapuri, Sri               6:W  4:W  2:W  1:L  3:D  7:W  5:D
14. Dharmapuri, Kundan            7:L 11:L  6:L 10:D 12:L  9:L  8:L