Chess Association of Western Australia


2017 Kingsley Open


The 2017 Kingsley Open was held on the weekend 21st & 22nd October. The tournament attracted 22 entries, with players of all ages (youngest: 7 years of age, and oldest: 82 years of age) and all levels (beginners up to WA's leading players). All players enjoyed their weekend and contributed to some interesting games. The tournament was played in a friendly spirit, which made the weekend an easy one for the arbiters.

Thanks to all those who participated, and to the arbiters and organisers (Andrew Hardegen, Tristan Boyd, David Ellis, Evan Yeung). Thank you also to Norbert Muller for meeting us at the venue early on Saturday morning to open the doors and lend the keys to the organisers for the weekend.

While there were 12 participants from Southern Suburbs Chess Club, it was a little bit disappointing not to see more participation from the other clubs (3 players from Metropolitan Chess Club, 2 players from Perth Chess Club).

Report provided by: Andrew Hardegen



Prize Winners


 Open
  1st: Andrew Hardegen (5.0/6)
 =2nd: FM Patrick Gong & FM Tristan Boyd (4.5/6)

 Rating Group A (1601-1900 ACF)
 =1st: Nedeljko Tomic, Saminda De Vas & Sri Dharmapuri (4.0/6)

 Rating Group B (901-1600 ACF)
  1st: David Barry (3.5/6)

 Rating Group C (Unrated)
 =1st: Nick Ley & Oscar Gao (2.5/6)





Cross Table


  Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6   
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    1 Hardegen,Andrew      2131      WA  5.0 | +W20  =B6   +B7   +W4   +W2   =B3   
    2 Gong,Patrick         2330  FM  WA  4.5 | +B10  +W4   +B12  =W3   -B1   +W5   
    3 Boyd,Tristan         2408  FM  WA  4.5 | +W17  +B8   =W5   =B2   +W11  =W1   
    4 Tomic,Nedeljko       1830      WA  4.0 | +W14  -B2   +W20  -B1   +W13  +B11  
    5 Ellis,David          2007      WA  4.0 | +W18  +B11  =B3   +W6   =W8   -B2   
    6 De Vas,Saminda       1768      WA  4.0 | +B21  =W1   +B15  -B5   +W9   =W8   
    7 Dharmapuri,Sri Krish 1681      WA  4.0 | =BYE  +B13  -W1   =BYE  +B16  +W12  
    8 Hardegen,Kathryn     1937 WFM  WA  4.0 | +BYE  -W3   +B16  +W12  =B5   =B6   
    9 Geronimo,Brent       2130      WA  3.5 | +B19  -W12  =B10  +W15  -B6   +B14  
   10 Barry,David          1395      WA  3.5 | -W2   +B14  =W9   -B11  +W20  +B17  
   11 Donaldson,Gary       1515      WA  3.0 | +B16  -W5   +B22  +W10  -B3   -W4   
   12 Yeung,Evan           1604      WA  3.0 | +W22  +B9   -W2   -B8   +W18  -B7   
   13 Dharmapuri,Kundan     939      WA  3.0 | =BYE  -W7   +B19  =BYE  -B4   +W16  
   14 Ley,Nick                0      WA  2.5 | -B4   -W10  +W17  =B20  +B15  -W9   
   15 Gao,Oscar               0      WA  2.5 | =BYE  +B17  -W6   -B9   -W14  +B18  
   16 Van Helden,Bill         0      WA  2.0 | -W11  +B18  -W8   +B21  -W7   -B13  
   17 Nairn,Mike           1439      WA  2.0 | -B3   -W15  -B14  +W19  +B22  -W10  
   18 De Vas,Yonal            0      WA  2.0 | -B5   -W16  +B21  +W22  -B12  -W15  
   19 Owen,Geoffrey         936      WA  2.0 | -W9   -B22  -W13  -B17  +W21  +B20  
   20 Geronimo,Harry       1128      WA  1.5 | -B1   +W21  -B4   =W14  -B10  -W19  
   21 Moehler,Garry           0      WA  1.0 | -W6   -B20  -W18  -W16  -B19  +W22  
   22 Ong,Celine              0      WA  1.0 | -B12  +W19  -W11  -B18  -W17  -B21  
   23 Krishnan,Jegadeesh(W)   0      WA  0.0 | -BYE   --    --    --    --    --