Chess Association of Western Australia


2016 WA Grand Prix

Report by David Ellis:

For 2016, the WA Grand Prix included two extra tournaments, the Metro and Southern Suburbs Open. As this seemed to disadvantage country players a special prize fund and trophy were set up for country players. The year included the largest ever WA GP event, the Christmas Open, which followed on the Australian Inter-schools Championships, with 42 entrants.

Events: Christmas Open, Gufeld Cup, Perth Open, SW Open, Willetton Open, Metro Open, Southern Suburbs Open




        OPEN:				Pts		1st		Events
	1. Ihsan Ferozkohi 		35		2		4
	2. Patrick Gong		        29.5		1		3
	3. David Ellis			24.5		-		5
	4. Tristan Boyd		        22		1		2
	5= Gordon Dunlop		20		-		5
	5= Yita Choong		        20		1		2
	7. Andrew Hardegen		18		-		2
	8. Ned Tomic			17.5		-		4

	MAJOR (Under 1850)
	1. Andrey Lugovsky		30		2		3
	2. Sri Krishna Dharmapuri	29.5		2		3
	3. Gary Donaldson		24.8		-		4
	4. Ramadu Rathnayake	        24.5		1		3

	MINOR (Under1550)	
	1. Gary Donaldson		42		2		4
	2. Ramadu Rathnayake	        32		1		3
	3. David Spatur		        21		1		2

	JUNIOR
	1. Patrick Gong		        36		3	    	3
	2. Andrey Lugnovsky		32		2	     	3
	3  Sri Krishna Dharmapuri   	27.5	      	-		3		
	4  Ramadu Ratnayake     	27  	     	1		3

	COUNTRY
	1. Gary Donaldson		45		3		4
	2. Ramadu Rathnayake	        35		2		3
	3. Mick Nairn			27.5		-		3

	*  Ratings as of December 2015	
	
	Points are awarded : 1st 12 pts, 2nd 10 pts, 3rd 9 pts, ., 8th 4 pts, 9th 3 pts, others 2 pts.