Chess Association of Western Australia




2016 South West Open


M. Vlietstra & R. Rathnayake 2016 SW Open R. Rathnayake & D. Ellis 2016 SW Open
SW Open Champion: M. Vlietstra & Country Champion: R. Rathnayake
R. Rathnayake & CAWA President: D. Ellis
(Arranged photo from the Bridgetown-Manjimup Times)




The South West Open held on the 18th and 19th June 2016 attracted only 15 players. Nine came from Perth with 2 from Albany, 1 from Australind and only 3 locals from Bridgetown taking part.

One clarification on whether a player could claim a draw was the only incident requiring the DOP's intervention. The highlight of the tournament was the wonderful performance of 13 year old Ramudu Rathnayake from Australind who not only ran second in the tournament but with his score of 5/6 is the 2016 Country Champion.

All in all it was a tournament enjoyed by players and organisors alike, and we look forward to 2017 and hopefully a few more participants.

Prizewinners

Open: 1st: Marc Vlietstra, 2nd: Ramudu Rathnayake, 3rd: David Ellis

U/1450: 1st: Norbert Muller, 2nd: Paul Moseley, 3rd: Robert Freeman

Report by: Norbert Muller DOP




2016 SW Open Final Standings

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

  1   Vlietstra, Marc    WA        2083 5.5      14.5  22.5   18.0
  2   Rathnayake, Ramudu WA        1267 5        12.0  19.5   19.0
  3   Ellis, David       WA        2029 4        12.0  19.0   10.0
 4-7  Muller, Norbert    WA        1444 3.5      14.0  21.5   14.5
      Dunlop, Gordon     WA        1841 3.5      13.5  20.0   14.5
      Donaldson, Gary    WA        1578 3.5      13.5  20.0   12.5
      Whitehead, Paul    WA        1697 3.5      12.5  17.5    8.5
8-10  Klimczak, Joe      WA        1499 3        14.0  21.5   14.0
      Wood, Steven       WA        1635 3        11.5  18.5    7.0
      Moseley, Paul      WA        1423 3        11.0  16.5   11.5
11-12 Freeman, Robert    WA        1238 2.5      11.0  16.0    9.0
      Nairn, Mick        WA        1465 2.5      10.5  15.5    5.5
13-14 Cunningham, Robert WA        1283 2        11.0  17.5   11.0
      Freeman, Morio     WA        123  2         9.0  14.0    5.0
 15   Miller, Allan      WA        1288 1.5      11.5  16.5    8.0
 16   Long, Stewart      WA             0         6.0   6.0    0.0


2016 SW Open Cross Table

No  Name               Feder Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Vlietstra, Marc    WA        2083 5.5    6:D  2:W  7:W  9:W 13:W  3:W
2.  Ellis, David       WA        2029 4      7:L  1:L  4:W 15:W 14:W  6:W
3.  Dunlop, Gordon     WA        1841 3.5    8:W  9:D 11:W 13:L 10:W  1:L
4.  Whitehead, Paul    WA        1697 3.5    9:L  6:D  2:L  5:W 11:W  7:W
5.  Wood, Steven       WA        1635 3     10:L 13:L  8:W  4:L   :W 12:W
6.  Donaldson, Gary    WA        1578 3.5    1:D  4:D 10:D 11:W  7:W  2:L
7.  Klimczak, Joe      WA        1499 3      2:W 10:W  1:L 12:W  6:L  4:L
8.  Nairn, Mick        WA        1465 2.5    3:L 12:L  5:L   :W 15:W 10:D
9.  Muller, Norbert    WA        1444 3.5    4:W  3:D 14:W  1:L 12:W 13:L
10. Moseley, Paul      WA        1423 3      5:W  7:L  6:D 14:W  3:L  8:D
11. Miller, Allan      WA        1288 1.5   14:D 16:+  3:L  6:L  4:L 15:L
12. Cunningham, Robert WA        1283 2     15:W  8:W 13:L  7:L  9:L  5:L
13. Rathnayake, Ramudu WA        1267 5     16:W  5:W 12:W  3:W  1:L  9:W
14. Freeman, Robert    WA        1238 2.5   11:D 15:W  9:L 10:L  2:L   :W
15. Freeman, Morio     WA        123  2     12:L 14:L   :W  2:L  8:L 11:W
16. Long, Stewart      WA             0     13:L 11:-   :    :    :    :