Chess Association of Western Australia




2015 South West Open


The 2015 South West Open Chess Championship was played in Bridgetown on the 13th & 14th of June.

It was wonderful to have more than 50% of the competitors coming from lots of different areas of the South West. From the standard of play from the 7 competitors who live in Bridgetown in particular it was obvious that the stronger competition they have experienced has benefitted their game tremendously. They have all improved their performances over the board. Hope to see them all back next year. There were no disputes or incidents to disrupt a smooth running tournament.

Equal first Adam Kelly and Marc Vlietstra. Equal third Gordon Dunlop, Paul Whitehead, Brian Gale and Country Champion Steven Wood from Bridgetown.

First under 1500 was Paul Moseley with equal second going to John Webber, Allan Miller and Norbert Muller.

The Encouragement Award was presented to junior player Morio Freeman.

The only disappointment was the lack of support from non Country Players from the metropolitan region[9 players attended]

Report by: Norbert Muller DOP






2015 SW Open Final Standings

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

 1-2  Kelly, Adam       WA        1903 5.5      15.5  23.5   19.5
      Vlietstra, Marc   WA        2041 5.5      15.0  23.5   19.5
 3-6  Dunlop, Gordon    WA        1821 4        15.0  23.0   15.0
      Whitehead, Paul   WA        1695 4        12.0  20.0   14.0
      Gale, Brian       WA        1525 4        12.0  19.0   15.5
      Wood, Steven      WA        1669 4        10.5  16.5   12.0
 7-9  Plaganyi, Gyula   WA        1751 3.5      16.0  23.5   15.5
      Moseley, Paul     WA        1210 3.5      12.0  19.5   12.0
      Nairn, Mike       WA        1542 3.5      11.0  18.0   11.0
10-12 Webber, John      WA        1403 3        14.5  20.5   12.0
      Miller, Allan     WA             3        11.5  17.0   10.0
      Muller, Norbert   WA        1469 3        10.5  15.0   11.0
13-17 Donaldson, Gary   WA        1526 2.5      12.5  18.5   10.0
      Kelly, Alan       WA        1027 2.5      12.5  18.5    6.0
      Freeman, Robert   WA        1201 2.5      12.0  18.0   10.0
      Hunt, Stewart     WA        1357 2.5      11.0  18.0    9.5
      Caldwell, Anthony WA             2.5       9.5  14.0    6.5
18-20 Reynolds, Bert    WA        639  2        10.5  15.5    5.0
      Yoshida, Toshie   WA        1203 2        10.5  14.5    7.0
      Freeman, Morio    WA             2         9.0  13.5    5.0
 21   Johnson, David    WA             1        11.0  16.5    5.0


2015 SW Open Cross Table

No  Name              Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Vlietstra, Marc   WA        11:W  6:W  3:W  2:D  4:W 13:W
2.  Kelly, Adam       WA        12:W  7:W  5:W  1:D  3:W  9:W
3.  Dunlop, Gordon    WA        13:W  8:W  1:L 12:W  2:L  4:W
4.  Plaganyi, Gyula   WA        14:W  9:D  6:W  5:W  1:L  3:L
5.  Whitehead, Paul   WA        15:W 21:W  2:L  4:L 10:W 11:W
6.  Wood, Steven      WA        16:W  1:L  4:L 20:W 21:W 15:W
7.  Nairn, Mike       WA        17:W  2:L 13:D 11:L 16:W  8:W
8.  Donaldson, Gary   WA        18:W  3:L  9:D 15:L 12:W  7:L
9.  Gale, Brian       WA        19:W  4:D  8:D 10:W 11:W  2:L
10. Muller, Norbert   WA        20:W 11:L 14:W  9:L  5:L 17:W
11. Webber, John      WA         1:L 10:W 20:W  7:W  9:L  5:L
12. Hunt, Stewart     WA         2:L 17:W 21:W  3:L  8:L 18:D
13. Moseley, Paul     WA         3:L 16:W  7:D 14:W 15:W  1:L
14. Yoshida, Toshie   WA         4:L 19:W 10:L 13:L 20:W 21:L
15. Freeman, Robert   WA         5:L 18:W 16:D  8:W 13:L  6:L
16. Kelly, Alan       WA         6:L 13:L 15:D 18:W  7:L   :W
17. Reynolds, Bert    WA         7:L 12:L 18:L   :W 19:W 10:L
18. Caldwell, Anthony WA         8:L 15:L 17:W 16:L   :W 12:D
19. Freeman, Morio    WA         9:L 14:L   :W 21:L 17:L 20:W
20. Johnson, David    WA        10:L   :W 11:L  6:L 14:L 19:L
21. Miller, Allan     WA          :W  5:L 12:L 19:W  6:L 14:W