Chess Association of Western Australia


2018 WA Grand Prix

Report by David Ellis:

2018 WA GP Open winner in the Paul Meyer Awards for the second year running was Andrew Hardegen with his wife WFM Kathryn Hardegen runner-up and junior Brent Geronimo third.

The Major was won by Brent Geronimo with last year's Minor winner David Barry second and Albany regular Garry Donaldson third.

The Minor was won by Gary Donalson who just pipped David Barry followed a long way back by two of the most promising younger juniors, Oscar Gao and Harry Geronimo.

Junior winner was Brent Geronimo and Country winner Gary Donaldson.

There was no South West Open this year but it is planned to visit the country in 2019.




 Position		    Events	1st       GP Pts

 PREMIER
 1	Andrew Hardegen       5         1         35.3
 2	Kathryn Hardegen      4         -         24.5
 3	Brent Geronimo        5         -         21.2
 4	Ihsan Ferozkohi       2         1         21
 5	David Ellis           4         -         18

 MAJOR (Under 1850 *)
 1	Brent Geronimo        5         2         47.8	
 2	David Barry           4         -         25.5
 3	Gary Donaldson        5         1         25
 4	Ben Dagza             2         1         19.5
 5	Ian McAteer           3         -         18.5

 MINOR (Under 1550 *)
 1	Gary Donaldson        5         1         40		
 2	David Barry           4         2         38.8
 3	Oscar Gao             3         -         22.1
 4	Harry Geronimo        5         -         19

 *  Ratings as of December 2017