Chess Association of Western Australia




2014 WA State Lightning Championship


The 2014 State Lightning Championship was held at the North Woodvale Primary School on the 18th of May as an eleven round event. There were 24 players who had a challenging day of chess, as did the DOP attempting to fairly administer blitz rules. There were many situations where arbitration was required and in one case a game had to be replayed. I thank the players for graciously accepting the decisions of the DOP.

The event was won by Yita Choong with a score of 10/11. Second place was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi with 9.5 who had the misfortune to leave his king enprise in the penultimate round. In third place was George Carolyn-Unkovich on a score of 8.0.

The under 1900 division was won by Alex Janceski, Edik Gilmetdinov and Natalie Maris all sharing a score of 5.5. In the under 1500 division there was also a 3 way tie on the same score of 5.5. The winners were Ignatius Yap, Benjamin Hurst and Dylan Gough. Dylan is returning to chess tournaments after a long absence.

The tournament start closely on time, thanks to most entries having been made before the day. It is always easier to remove a player than enter a new player and players are requested to enter early even if they have to make a late withdrawal.

Report by Gordon Dunlop DOP.



Prize Winners


Open

 1st	Yita Choong			10
 2nd	Ihsan Ferozkohi 		9.5
  	George Carolin-Unkovich		8

U/1900	

=1st	Edik Gilmetdinov		5.5
 	Alex Janceski			5.5
        Natalie Maris                   5.5 

U/1500	

=1st 	Dylan Gough		        5.5
        Benjamin Hurst		        5.5
	Ignatius Yap			5.5	



Final Standings

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

  1   Choong, Yita                   WA        2308 10       56.5  70.5   58.0
  2   Ferozkohi, Ihsan               WA        2135 9.5      57.0  71.0   60.5
  3   Carolin-Unkovich, George       WA        1908 8        58.0  72.5   43.5
  4   Pavez, Luciano                 WA        2054 7.5      56.5  71.0   43.0
  5   McCamon, Boyd                  WA        2095 7        58.5  73.0   43.0
  6   Mandic, Bozidar                WA        2233 6.5      58.5  73.5   41.5
 7-8  Vlietstra, Marc                          2071 6        54.5  65.5   33.0
      Maris, Robert                  WA        1989 6        52.5  64.0   38.5
9-14  Janceski, Alex                 WA        1825 5.5      59.0  72.5   38.0
      Gilmetdinov, Edik              WA        1898 5.5      51.5  62.5   36.0
      Maris, Natalie A               WA        1865 5.5      50.5  64.0   35.0
      Yap, Ignatius                  WA        1497 5.5      50.0  60.5   32.5
      Hurst, Benjamin                WA             5.5      44.0  53.0   29.0
      Gough, Dylan                             1450 5.5      44.0  51.5   33.0
15-17 Tomic, Nedeljko                WA        1871 5        46.5  58.0   31.0
      Mcgregor, Mike                 WA        1708 5        43.5  51.5   25.5
      List, Ross                     WA        1816 5        41.5  52.5   29.5
18-19 Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA        1191 4.5      53.0  64.0   32.0
      Mijailovic, Steve                        1400 4.5      42.0  51.0   26.0
20-21 Gale, Brian                    WA        1594 4        41.0  51.5   24.0
      Kruger, Ruben                            1093 4        39.0  45.5   19.0
 22   Jones, Alex                                   3.5      44.5  52.5   23.5
 23   White, Alan                              1192 2        42.0  49.0   15.0
 24   Mcquilkin, Graeme              WA        1161 1        43.5  51.5    2.0


Cross Table


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

1  Choong, Yita                   17:W  3:W  4:W  2:L  9:W  6:W  5:W 18:W 10:W  7:W 11:W
2  Ferozkohi, Ihsan               20:W 15:W  9:W  1:W  8:D  5:W  3:W  6:W  7:W  4:L 12:W
3  Carolin-Unkovich, George       18:W  1:L 12:D 19:W  7:W  8:D  2:L  4:W  9:W  5:W  6:W
4  Pavez, Luciano                 19:W 11:W  1:L 10:W  5:L 18:D  8:W  3:L 15:W  2:W  9:W
5  McCamon, Boyd                  12:W 10:L 16:W  6:W  4:W  2:L  1:L  9:W 18:W  3:L 13:W
6  Mandic, Bozidar                16:D  7:W 10:W  5:L 14:W  1:L 12:W  2:L 11:W  8:W  3:L
7  Vlietstra, Marc                14:L  6:L 24:W 20:W  3:L 16:W 17:W  8:W  2:L  1:L 15:W
8  Maris, Robert                  23:W  9:L 14:W 15:W  2:D  3:D  4:L  7:L 17:W  6:L 22:W
9  Janceski, Alex                 22:W  8:W  2:L 11:D  1:L 14:W 10:W  5:L  3:L 19:W  4:L
10 Gilmetdinov, Edik              24:W  5:W  6:L  4:L 16:W 17:D  9:L 13:W  1:L 11:L 20:W
11 Maris, Natalie A               13:W  4:L 17:D  9:D 22:D 15:W 18:L 12:W  6:L 10:W  1:L
12 Yap, Ignatius                   5:L 24:W  3:D 14:L 13:W 22:W  6:L 11:L 21:W 18:W  2:L
13 Hurst, Benjamin                11:L 19:D 18:L 21:W 12:L 20:W 23:W 10:L 16:W 14:W  5:L
14 Gough, Dylan                    7:W 16:D  8:L 12:W  6:L  9:L 22:W 15:L 23:W 13:L 24:W
15 Tomic, Nedeljko                21:W  2:L 22:W  8:L 18:L 11:L 20:W 14:W  4:L 23:W  7:L
16 Mcgregor, Mike                  6:D 14:D  5:L 23:W 10:L  7:L 21:L 24:W 13:L 20:W 19:W
17 List, Ross                      1:L 18:W 11:D 22:L 19:W 10:D  7:L 21:W  8:L 24:L 23:W
18 Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel  3:L 17:L 13:W 24:W 15:W  4:D 11:W  1:L  5:L 12:L 21:L
19 Mijailovic, Steve               4:L 13:D 20:W  3:L 17:L 21:L 24:W 23:W 22:W  9:L 16:L
20 Gale, Brian                     2:L 21:W 19:L  7:L 23:W 13:L 15:L 22:W 24:W 16:L 10:L
21 Kruger, Ruben                  15:L 20:L 23:L 13:L 24:W 19:W 16:W 17:L 12:L 22:L 18:W
22 Jones, Alex                     9:L 23:W 15:L 17:W 11:D 12:L 14:L 20:L 19:L 21:W  8:L
23 White, Alan                     8:L 22:L 21:W 16:L 20:L 24:W 13:L 19:L 14:L 15:L 17:L
24 Mcquilkin, Graeme              10:L 12:L  7:L 18:L 21:L 23:L 19:L 16:L 20:L 17:W 14:L