Chess Association of Western Australia


2016 Perth Open

Played at Leeming Primary School on the 20th & 21st of February.



Congratulations to the winner, Yita Choong (5.5/6). In second place was FM Tristan Boyd (5/6). Western Australia's top 2 junior players, Patrick Gong (16) and George Carolin-Unkovich (17), finished equal 3rd with 4/6.

Two slightly younger juniors also played particularly well: Sri Dharmapuri (13; equal 1st U1900), and Andrey Lugovskoy (14; equal 1st U1600). Two of WA's most dependable weekend tournament players, Nedeljko Tomic and Gary Donaldson, began the year on a strong note (equal 1st U1900 and equal 1st U1600 respectively).

Despite some technical problems (e.g. a broken printer) and a couple of very minor incidents, all players enjoyed their weekend and contributed to some quality chess. I hope that many more WA chess players will be encouraged to support the CAWA weekend tournaments in 2016.

Report by Andrew Hardegen

Prize Winners


  Open

  1st: Yita Choong 5.5/6
  2nd: Tristan Boyd 4.0/6
 =3rd: Patrick Gong, George Carolin-Unkovich 4.0/6

  Under 1900

 =1st: Sri Krishna Kousel  Dharmapuri, Nedeljko Tomic 3.5/6  
  
  Under 1600
 =1st: Andrey Lugovskoy, Gary Donaldson 3.0/6
 



Final Standings


 Place Name                              Loc      Score  Buch.    Wins

   1   Choong, Yita                      2336     5.5    20.0     5        
   2   Boyd, Tristan                     2384     5      23.0     4
  3-4  Gong, Patrick                     2061     4      19.5     3
       Carolin-Unkovich, George          1948     4      18.5     3
  5-8  Tomic, Nedeljko                   1851     3.5    20.0     3
       Elkington, Derek                  1957     3.5    19.0     3
       Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel    1648     3.5    19.0     3
       Ellis, David                      1998     3.5    17.5     2
  9-10 Donaldson, Gary                   1523     3      16.0     3
       Lugovskoy, Andrey                 1552     3      14.5     1
 11-13 Dunlop, Gordon                    1870     2.5    21.5     0
       France, George                    1666     2.5    20.5     2
       Hintz, Steven                     1682     2.5    20.5     1
 14-16 Low, Darrian                      1400     2      17.0     1
       Muller, Norbert                   1428     2      16.0     1
       Dharmapuri, Kundan                806      2      14.5     1
  17   Nairn, Mike                       1490     1.5    17.0     0
  18   Mygal, Kevin                      1701     1       8.5     1
  19   Spartar, David                    1450     0       2.0     0



Cross Table


 No  Name                            Loc  Total    1     2     3     4     5     6  

 1.  Boyd, Tristan                   2384  5      11:W   8:W   2:D   5:W   3:W   6:D
 2.  Choong, Yita                    2336  5.5    12:W  10:W   1:D   6:W   7:W   8:W
 3.  Gong, Patrick                   2061  4        :D   4:D  18:W  12:W   1:L  11:W
 4.  Ellis, David                    1998  3.5    13:D   3:D  14:W   7:D   8:L  10:W
 5.  Elkington, Derek                1957  3.5    14:L  13:W  11:W   1:L  12:D  17:W
 6.  Carolin-Unkovich, George        1948  4      15:W  14:W   7:D   2:L  10:W   1:D
 7.  Dunlop, Gordon                  1870  2.5    16:+  18:D   6:D   4:D   2:L  12:L
 8.  Tomic, Nedeljko                 1851  3.5    17:W   1:L  10:D  18:W   4:W   2:L
 9.  Mygal, Kevin                    1701  1      18:L  15:W  12:L  10:-    :     :
10.  Hintz, Steven                   1682  2.5    19:W   2:L   8:D   9:+   6:L   4:L
11.  France, George                  1666  2.5     1:L  17:W   5:L  14:W  13:D   3:L
12.  Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna Kousel  1648  3.5     2:L  19:W   9:W   3:L   5:D   7:W
13.  Lugovsky, Andrey                1552  3       4:D   5:L  15:D  17:D  11:D  18:W
14.  Donaldson, Gary                 1523  3       5:W   6:L   4:L  11:L  19:W  15:W
15.  Nairn, Mike                     1490  1.5     6:L   9:L  13:D  19:L    :W  14:L
16.  Spartar, David                  1450  0       7:-    :     :     :     :     :
17.  Muller, Norbert                 1428  2       8:L  11:L  19:W  13:D  18:D   5:L
18.  Low, Darrian                    1400  2       9:W   7:D   3:L   8:L  17:D  13:L
19.  Dharmapuri, Kundan              806   2      10:L  12:L  17:L  15:W  14:L    :W