Chess Association of Western Australia


2016 State Allegro Championship



The 2016 WA Allegro Championship was held at North Woodvale Primary School on Sunday 27th November. The tournament was a success by local standards, attracting 36 players. Pleasingly the field was quite strong compared to recent events held in Perth, and it also included a relatively high number of female and junior players.

The tournament was won by 17-year-old Patrick Gong (2180). While all of Patrick's rivals dropped points to each other, Patrick was scarcely troubled throughout, conceding only 1 draw to FM Tristan Boyd (2401) who was 2nd with 7/9.

Particular thanks go to Gordon Dunlop, Lorenzo Escalante, and my wife Kathryn for their help throughout the day, and to Rob and Natalie Maris for opening the venue. As is typical in Allegro, there were a few incidents where difficult rulings were required, and I thank all players for accepting my decisions graciously.

Total Chess, a junior chess initiative run by Dennis Holland, has sponsored the WA Allegro Championship for the past 2 years. A prize of $60 was offered by Total Chess to the highest scoring player who also participates in Total Chess events. This prize was won by 9-year-old Alex Pimenov, a relative newcomer to the WA chess scene, whose 3.5/9 included wins against Colin Koehler (1743) and Brian Gale (1589).

Report kindly provided by Andrew Hardegen.



Congratulations to all of the following prizewinners:


2016 WA Allegro Champion: Patrick Gong 8.5/9

2nd: Tristan Boyd 7.0, 3rd: Ihsan Ferozkohi 6.0

2016 WA Women's Allegro Champion: Kathryn Hardegen 6.0

2016 WA Seniors' Allegro Champion: Lorenzo Escalante 5.5

Junior Prize: George Carolin-Unkovich & Ignatius Yap 6.0

Rating Group A (1800-1899) -- 1st: Edik Gilmetdinov 6.5

Rating Group B (1500-1799) -- 1st: Ignatius Yap 6.0

Rating Group C (under 1500 and unrated) -- 1st: Alex Mhawira 4.5

Total Chess Award: Alex Pimenov 3.5




Final Standings

 Place Name                     Loc  Score Buch. Wins

   1   Gong, Patrick            2180 8.5    50.5    8
   2   Boyd, Tristan            2401 7      51.0    6
   3   Gilmetdinov, Edik        1887 6.5    44.5    6
  4-7  Hardegen, Kathryn        1949 6      52.5    6
       Ferozkohi, Ihsan         2204 6      51.0    6
       Carolin-Unkovich, George 1874 6      48.0    5
       Yap, Ignatius            1750 6      38.0    5
 8-11  Holland, Dennis          1853 5.5    50.5    5
       Maris, Robert            2018 5.5    44.0    5
       France, George           1621 5.5    42.5    5
       Escalante, Lorenzo       1832 5.5    40.0    5
 12-14 Horstmann, Michael       2219 5      53.0    5
       Leonhardt, Wolfgang      1856 5      40.0    5
       Koehler, Colin           1743 5      37.0    5
 15-21 McCamon, Boyd            2097 4.5    52.0    4
       Janceski, Alex           1873 4.5    48.0    4
       Elkington, Derek         1926 4.5    42.5    4
       Hurst, Benjamin          1596 4.5    39.0    4
       Dunlop, Gordon           1838 4.5    38.0    4
       Ottschoffski, Edward     1553 4.5    34.5    4
       Mhawira, Alexander            4.5    28.0    4
 22-27 Maris, Natalie A         1737 4      42.5    4
       Wolstencroft, Alan       1799 4      42.0    4
       McAteer, Ian             1516 4      41.0    4
       Shaw, Robin A            1806 4      38.0    4
       Tomic, Nedeljko          1835 4      37.0    3
       Edmands, Stephanie            4      30.0    4
 28-31 Pimenov, Alex                 3.5    40.0    3
       Gale, Brian              1589 3.5    37.5    3
       Vearncombe, Sebastian    674  3.5    31.5    3
       Tjitrahadi, Kevin        909  3.5    28.0    3
 32-33 Cunningham, Robert       1248 3      41.0    3
       Olejko, Chris                 3      26.5    3
  34   Kendall, Kale                 2.5    33.0    2
  35   Lee, Su-Ann              947  1      33.5    1
 36-37 Miyoshi, Mutsuha              0      32.0    0
       Shah Mansouri, Kevin          0       2.0    0



Cross Table

 No Name                     Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  

 1  Gong, Patrick            2180 8.5   10:W 16:W  4:W  5:W 15:W  2:D  8:W  6:W 12:W
 2  Boyd, Tristan            2401 7      7:W  6:D 17:W 12:W  5:L  1:D 22:W  4:W  8:W
 3  Gilmetdinov, Edik        1887 6.5   32:W 12:L  9:W 11:W 16:D  8:L 17:W 15:W  4:W
 4  Hardegen, Kathryn        1949 6     20:W 11:W  1:L 23:W  6:W  5:W 16:W  2:L  3:L
 5  Ferozkohi, Ihsan         2204 6     22:W 13:W 23:W  1:L  2:W  4:L 15:W  9:W  6:L
 6  Carolin-Unkovich, George 1874 6     35:W  2:D  8:W 15:D  4:L 24:W 12:W  1:L  5:W
 7  Yap, Ignatius            1750 6      2:L 35:W 24:L 30:W 28:W 12:L 13:W 25:W 15:+
 8  Holland, Dennis          1853 5.5   27:W  9:D  6:L 21:W 24:W  3:W  1:L 16:W  2:L
 9  Maris, Robert            2018 5.5   29:W  8:D  3:L 32:W 17:W 15:L 11:W  5:L 19:W
 10 France, George           1621 5.5    1:L 31:W 13:L 27:W 12:L 28:W 19:D 23:W 16:W
 11 Escalante, Lorenzo       1832 5.5   36:W  4:L 20:W  3:L 18:D 29:W  9:L 14:W 17:W
 12 Horstmann, Michael       2219 5     14:W  3:W 15:L  2:L 10:W  7:W  6:L 22:W  1:L
 13 Leonhardt, Wolfgang      1856 5     30:W  5:L 10:W 24:L 29:W 22:L  7:L 27:W 25:W
 14 Koehler, Colin           1743 5     12:L 32:L 26:W 28:L 30:W 18:W 23:W 11:L 22:W
 15 McCamon, Boyd            2097 4.5   18:W 19:W 12:W  6:D  1:L  9:W  5:L  3:L  7:-
 16 Janceski, Alex           1873 4.5   31:W  1:L 18:W 22:W  3:D 23:W  4:L  8:L 10:L
 17 Elkington, Derek         1926 4.5   24:W 25:W  2:L 29:D  9:L 34:W  3:L 26:W 11:L
 18 Hurst, Benjamin          1596 4.5   15:L 34:W 16:L 25:W 11:D 14:L 21:W 19:L 28:W
 19 Dunlop, Gordon           1838 4.5   34:W 15:L 29:L 20:L 26:W 32:W 10:D 18:W  9:L
 20 Ottschoffski, Edward     1553 4.5    4:L 36:W 11:L 19:W 23:L 25:L 34:W 24:W 26:D
 21 Mhawira, Alexander            4.5   26:D 28:L 35:W  8:L 34:L 31:W 18:L 36:W 30:W
 22 Maris, Natalie A         1737 4      5:L 30:W 28:W 16:L 32:W 13:W  2:L 12:L 14:L
 23 Wolstencroft, Alan       1799 4     28:W 26:W  5:L  4:L 20:W 16:L 14:L 10:L 33:W
 24 McAteer, Ian             1516 4     17:L 33:W  7:W 13:W  8:L  6:L 25:L 20:L 32:W
 25 Shaw, Robin A            1806 4     33:W 17:L 32:L 18:L 27:W 20:W 24:W  7:L 13:L
 26 Tomic, Nedeljko          1835 4     21:D 23:L 14:L 31:W 19:L 33:W 29:W 17:L 20:D
 27 Edmands, Stephanie            4      8:L 29:L 36:W 10:L 25:L 35:W 32:W 13:L 34:W
 28 Pimenov, Alex                 3.5   23:L 21:W 22:L 14:W  7:L 10:L 30:D 29:W 18:L
 29 Gale, Brian              1589 3.5    9:L 27:W 19:W 17:D 13:L 11:L 26:L 28:L 35:W
 30 Vearncombe, Sebastian    674  3.5   13:L 22:L 33:W  7:L 14:L 36:W 28:D 35:W 21:L
 31 Tjitrahadi, Kevin        909  3.5   16:L 10:L 34:D 26:L 33:W 21:L 35:W 32:L 36:W
 32 Cunningham, Robert       1248 3      3:L 14:W 25:W  9:L 22:L 19:L 27:L 31:W 24:L
 33 Olejko, Chris                 3     25:L 24:L 30:L 35:W 31:L 26:L 36:W 34:W 23:L
 34 Kendall, Kale                 2.5   19:L 18:L 31:D 36:W 21:W 17:L 20:L 33:L 27:L
 35 Lee, Su-Ann              947  1      6:L  7:L 21:L 33:L 36:W 27:L 31:L 30:L 29:L
 36 Miyoshi, Mutsuha              0     11:L 20:L 27:L 34:L 35:L 30:L 33:L 21:L 31:L
 37 Shah Mansouri, Kevin          0      0:L  0:L  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: