Chess Association of Western Australia




2015 WA Open Chess Championship


The 2015 WA Open Championship was played from 11th of April to the 9th of May at North Woodvale Primary School.

The start of round 1 of the 2015 Closed and Reserves Chess Championships was delayed for 15 minutes to enable the redraw of both tournaments due to 2 players from the Reserves electing to play in the Closed Championship. In previous years when Open and Closed Championships were played in alternate years, the practice of co-opting players from the Reserves was a common occurrence to bolster the numbers of players in the Closed. In those years we did not have the number of high rated players we have now. Unfortuneately at least 16 players eligible to play in the Closed were unavailable and the tournament was lucky to have two players come out of the Reserves to make the tournament an eight player round robin. That left us with 13 players in the Reserves to play a 7 round Swiss. One player who indicated he wished to play did not bother to turn up for round 1. That gave us an even number of competitors for the remaining 6 rounds.

Norbert Muller DOP



Prize List


  2015 WA Champion:  	Yita Choong   		7.0/7

  Runner up:    	Ihsan Ferozkohi   	5.0/7
  3rd: 			Marc Vlietstra  	4.5/7 


  Reserves Champion & Women’s Champion:  Kathryn Hardegen  5.5/7

  Equal 2nd:  Natalie Maris & Andrew Hardegen  5.0/7
  Equal 2nd and Junior prizewinners:  Sri Krishna Dharmapuri & Ignatius Yap  5.0/7


  Seniors Champion: Gordon Dunlop (Gordon Dunlop won a 3 way playoff against Robin Shaw & Akef Saleh)



2015 WA Closed Chess Championship Final Standings


Place Name                     Feder Rtg Loc  Score Berg. Wins

  1   Choong, Yita             WA        2270 7     21.00    7
  2   Ferozkohi, Ihsan         WA        2222 5     14.00    5
  3   Vlietstra, Marc          WA        2041 4.5   10.25    4
 4-6  Saleh, Akef              WA        1913 2.5    7.00    1
      Maris, Robert            WA        2004 2.5    5.50    1
      Shaw, Robin A            WA        1808 2.5    5.25    2
 7-8  Tomic, Nedeljko          WA        1887 2      7.50    2
      Carolin-Unkovich, George WA        1956 2      4.50    1


2015 WA Closed Chess Championship Cross Table

No Name Feder Rtg #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
1. Maris, Robert WA   * L L D L D W D
2. Choong, Yita WA   W * W W W W W W
3. Vlietstra, Marc WA   W L * W L D W W
4. Carolin-Unkovich, George WA   D L L * L D W L
5. Ferozkohi, Ihsan WA   W L W W * W L W
6. Saleh, Akef WA   D L D D L * L W
7. Tomic, Nedeljko WA   L L L L W W * L
8. Shaw, Robin A WA   D L L W L L W *



2015 WA Reserves Championship Final Standings


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

  1   Hardegen, Kathryn              WA    1795 5.5      22.0  28.5   25.0
 2-5  Maris, Natalie                 WA    1823 5        23.0  29.0   21.5
      Hardegen, Andrew               WA    1945 5        20.0  26.0   20.0
      Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA    1397 5        18.5  25.0   17.0
      Yap, Ignatius                  WA    1697 5        16.5  23.0   22.0
 6-7  Dunlop, Gordon                 WA    1821 4        19.5  26.0   19.0
      Elkington, Derek               WA    1882 4        16.0  22.0   16.0
  8   Maris, Fred                    WA    1519 3        16.0  22.0    8.0
  9   Apostol, Marlon                WA    1365 2        16.0  22.0    9.0
10-12 Dharmapuri, Kundan             WA    469  1.5      18.0  24.5    9.0
      Kruger, Ruben                  WA    1167 1.5      18.0  24.5    6.0
      Gale, Brian                    WA    1525 1.5      16.5  22.5    2.5
 13   Filose, Anthony                WA    1200 0         5.0   5.0    0.0


2015 WA Reserves Championship Cross Table


No  Name                           Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1.  Hardegen, Andrew               WA         7:W  4:L 13:W  9:W  5:D  6:W  3:D
2.  Elkington, Derek               WA         8:W  5:L 10:W  3:L 12:W  9:- 13:W
3.  Maris, Natalie                 WA         9:W 13:W  6:L  2:W  4:W  5:D  1:D
4.  Dunlop, Gordon                 WA        10:W  1:W  5:L 12:W  3:L  8:W  9:L
5.  Hardegen, Kathryn              WA        11:+  2:W  4:W  6:W  1:D  3:D  7:D
6.  Yap, Ignatius                  WA        12:W  8:W  3:W  5:L  7:W  1:L 10:W
7.  Gale, Brian                    WA         1:L 10:L 12:L  8:L  6:L 13:W  5:D
8.  Maris, Fred                    WA         2:L  6:L  9:L  7:W 13:W  4:L 12:W
9.  Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel WA         3:L 12:W  8:W  1:L 10:W  2:+  4:W
10. Apostol, Marlon                WA         4:L  7:W  2:L 13:D  9:L 12:D  6:L
11. Filose, Anthony                WA         5:-   :    :    :    :    :    : 
12. Kruger, Ruben                  WA         6:L  9:L  7:W  4:L  2:L 10:D  8:L
13. Dharmapuri, Kundan             WA          :W  3:L  1:L 10:D  8:L  7:L  2:L