Chess Association of Western Australia




2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Championship


The first ever WA Rapidplay Championships was held on the 12th and 13th October at North Woodvale Primary School and attracted 16 participants.

The event was convincingly won by Patrick Gong with a perfect score of 9/9, granting him the title of 2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Champion.

The minor placings were dominated by juniors with Jamie Laubbacher, Rebo Fu and Oscar Gao gaining second, third and fourth place respectively.

The title of 2019 WA Womens Rapidplay Champion was awarded to Celine Ong.


Report kindly provided by Jay Lakner.


Prize Winners

 Open
 1st: Patrick Gong
 2nd: Rebo Fu

 U/1600
 1st: Jamie Laubbacher
 2nd: Oscar Gao

 U/1300
 =1st: Francesco Dainese & Mike Nain





Final Standings


 Pos   Pts  ID  Title  NAME                   Rtg   Fed  Buc1  BucT

   1   9.0  1   FM     Gong,Patrick           2387  WA   41.5  44.5
   2   7.0  10         Laubbacher,Jamie       1324  WA   40.5  43.0
   3   6.5  2          Fu,Yihe (Rebo)         2044  WA   44.5  47.0
   4   5.5  6          Gao,Oscar              1588  WA   43.0  45.0
   5   5.0  8          Gough,Dylan            1523  WA   43.0  46.5
   6   4.5  3          Tomic,Nedeljko         1720  WA   45.5  48.0
   7   4.5  5          Ivankovich,Paul        1649  WA   42.0  44.0
   8   4.5  12         Nairn,Mike             1259  WA   37.0  39.0
   9   4.5  16         Dainese,Francesco         0  ITA  35.0  37.0
  10   4.0  11         Pimenov,Alex           1314  WA   40.0  42.0
  11   4.0  15         Ong,Celine              976  WA   29.0  31.0
  12   3.5  14         Manasseh,Christopher   1018  WA   35.0  37.0
  13   3.0  9          Donaldson,Gary         1490  WA   38.0  40.0
  14   2.5  4          Wolstencroft,Alan      1701  WA   36.0  38.0
  15   2.0  7          Gale,Brian             1577  WA   31.5  33.5
  16   2.0  13         Nguyen,Minh            1066  WA   30.5  32.5



Cross Table


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    |  Buc1   BucT  
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   1 Gong,Patrick         2387  FM  WA  9.0 | +W13  +B4   +W2   +B6   +W7   +B3   +W5   +B8   +W10   |  41.5   44.5 
   2 Laubbacher,Jamie     1324      WA  7.0 | +W3   +B14  -B1   -W7   +B10  +W4   +B6   +W12  +W13   |  40.5   43.0 
   3 Fu,Yihe (Rebo)       2044      WA  6.5 | -B2   +W8   +B4   +W14  +B9   -W1   +B7   +W6   =B5    |  44.5   47.0 
   4 Gao,Oscar            1588      WA  5.5 | +B12  -W1   -W3   +B13  =W5   -B2   +B15  +W9   +B6    |  43.0   45.0 
   5 Gough,Dylan          1523      WA  5.0 | =B9   -W6   +B8   =W10  =B4   +W12  -B1   +W7   =W3    |  43.0   46.5 
   6 Tomic,Nedeljko       1720      WA  4.5 | =W10  +B5   +W11  -W1   +B14  +B7   -W2   -B3   -W4    |  45.5   48.0 
   7 Ivankovich,Paul      1649      WA  4.5 | +W16  =B11  +W10  +B2   -B1   -W6   -W3   -B5   +B15   |  42.0   44.0 
   8 Nairn,Mike           1259      WA  4.5 | -W14  -B3   -W5   =B16  +B15  +W11  +B9   -W1   +B12   |  37.0   39.0 
   9 Dainese,Francesco       0     ITA  4.5 | =W5   -B10  +W13  +B11  -W3   +B14  -W8   -B4   +W16   |  35.0   37.0 
  10 Pimenov,Alex         1314      WA  4.0 | =B6   +W9   -B7   =B5   -W2   +W16  -B12  +W15  -B1    |  40.0   42.0 
  11 Ong,Celine            976      WA  4.0 | +B15  =W7   -B6   -W9   =W12  -B8   -W13  +W16  +B14   |  29.0   31.0 
  12 Manasseh,Christopher 1018      WA  3.5 | -W4   -B13  +W16  +W15  =B11  -B5   +W10  -B2   -W8    |  35.0   37.0 
  13 Donaldson,Gary       1490      WA  3.0 | -B1   +W12  -B9   -W4   =B16  -W15  +B11  =W14  -B2    |  38.0   40.0 
  14 Wolstencroft,Alan    1701      WA  2.5 | +B8   -W2   +B15  -B3   -W6   -W9   -B16  =B13  -W11   |  36.0   38.0 
  15 Gale,Brian           1577      WA  2.0 | -W11  +B16  -W14  -B12  -W8   +B13  -W4   -B10  -W7    |  31.5   33.5 
  16 Nguyen,Minh          1066      WA  2.0 | -B7   -W15  -B12  =W8   =W13  -B10  +W14  -B11  -B9    |  30.5   32.5