Chess Association of Western Australia




2016 WA Open Chess Championship


The 2016 WA Open Chess Championship (ACF & FIDE rated - arbiter Rob Maris) was played at North Woodvale Primary School (Perth Chess Club venue) from the 26th June to the 24th of July and was played as a 7 round swiss event with a time control of 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds added per move.


The 2016 WA Open Championship was won by Yita Choong with a perfect 7/7. Yita was 1.5 ahead of Tristan Boyd and Igor Butsenko in equal 2nd.

Alex Janceski is the Seniors (aged over 60) Champion and is also the joint Reserves Champion (under 1950) along with Ramudu Rathnayake. Natalie Maris is the Women’s Champion. David Ellis is organising the selection of the Best Game Prizes. All prizes are due to be presented at the WA Allegro on Sunday 18 September.

As can be seen from the cross-table below it was a strong tournament and there were many interesting games.

Thanks to all those that participated for making the tournament go well in a good atmosphere and there were no disputes.

Report kindly provided by Rob Maris.



Click here to obtain the PGN game scores from the 2016 WA Open Chess Championship.


2016 WA Open Chess Championship - Final Standings


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

   1   Choong, Yita       2219 2331 7        20.5  29.0   28.0
  2-3  Boyd, Tristan      2287 2400 5.5      20.5  30.5   22.5
       Butsenko, Igor     2238 2300 5.5      20.5  30.0   21.5
   4   Gong, Patrick      2147 2183 4.5      18.5  28.0   18.5
  5-7  Janceski, Alex          1779 4        22.0  29.5   17.0
       Hare, Tim          2159 2043 4        18.0  26.5   15.0
       Rathnayake, Ramudu 1267 1500 4        17.5  26.0   16.5
  8-9  Maris, Robert      1934 2027 3.5      18.0  26.0   14.0
       Yap, Ignatius      1628 1751 3.5      15.5  22.0   13.5
 10-14 Tomic, Nedeljko         1831 3        20.0  28.0   15.0
       Ellis, David       2002 2029 3        18.0  24.0   14.0
       Elkington, Derek   1962 1954 3        17.5  25.5   11.5
       Dunlop, Gordon     1814 1841 3        15.5  21.5   11.5
       Maris, Fred A      1647 1521 3        13.5  18.0   10.0
 15-16 Kinsman, Craig C   1917 1978 2.5      16.0  22.5   11.0
       Maris, Natalie A   1522 1755 2.5      13.5  18.5    7.5
 17-18 Hintz, Steven           1687 1        15.0  20.0    2.0
       Yeung, Evan        1655 1656 1        14.0  18.0    4.0



2016 WA Open Chess Championship - Cross Table

 
   No Name               Rtg  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

 1  Choong, Yita       2219 2331 7     10:W  8:W  3:W  2:W  5:W  4:W 12:W
 2  Boyd, Tristan      2287 2400 5.5   13:W 11:W  7:W  1:L  3:D  6:W  5:W
 3  Butsenko, Igor     2238 2300 5.5    5:W 15:W  1:L  4:W  2:D 10:W  8:W
 4  Gong, Patrick      2147 2183 4.5   16:D 12:W  6:W  3:L 10:W  1:L 11:W
 5  Janceski, Alex          1779 4      3:L 17:W  8:W  7:W  1:L  9:W  2:L
 6  Hare, Tim          2159 2043 4      9:W  7:L  4:L 14:W 13:W  2:L 10:W
 7  Rathnayake, Ramudu 1267 1500 4     12:W  6:W  2:L  5:L 11:D  0:D 14:W
 8  Maris, Robert      1934 2027 3.5   18:W  1:L  5:L 11:D 15:W 13:W  3:L
 9  Yap, Ignatius      1628 1751 3.5    6:L 14:W 16:W 10:L 12:D  5:L 15:W
 10 Tomic, Nedeljko         1831 3      1:L 18:W 15:W  9:W  4:L  3:L  6:L
 11 Ellis, David       2002 2029 3     17:W  2:L 13:D  8:D  7:D 12:D  4:L
 12 Elkington, Derek   1962 1954 3      7:L  4:L 18:W 16:W  9:D 11:D  1:L
 13 Dunlop, Gordon     1814 1841 3      2:L 16:W 11:D 15:D  6:L  8:L 17:W
 14 Maris, Fred A      1647 1521 3     15:L  9:L 17:W  6:L 18:W 16:W  7:L
 15 Kinsman, Craig C   1917 1978 2.5   14:W  3:L 10:L 13:D  8:L 18:W  9:L
 16 Maris, Natalie A   1522 1755 2.5    4:D 13:L  9:L 12:L 17:W 14:L 18:W
 17 Hintz, Steven           1687 1     11:L  5:L 14:L 18:L 16:L  0:W 13:L
 18 Yeung, Evan        1655 1656 1      8:L 10:L 12:L 17:W 14:L 15:L 16:L