Chess Association of Western Australia


2019 WA State Blitz Championship


The 2019 WA Blitz Championship was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sunday 14th July. There were 24 participants. The tournament has been submitted for ACF Quick and FIDE Blitz rating.

Congratulations to the following prizewinners:

2019 WA Blitz Champion: Ihsan Ferozkohi (10.5/11)

2nd: Syakir Shazmeer (9.0/11)

3rd & 2019 WA Women's Blitz Champion: WFM Kathryn Hardegen (7.5/11)

4th & 2019 WA Seniors' Blitz Champion: Voon Choon Leong (7.0/11)

Equal 5th, Equal 1st Under 1900 ACF & Best Junior: Yihe (Rebo) Fu (6.5/11)

Equal 5th & Equal 1st Under 1900 ACF: Ben Dagza (6.5/11)

Equal 5th: Craig Kinsman (6.5/11)

Equal 1st Under 1500 ACF: Dylan Gough & Bekzod Rasulov (5.5/11)

Best Upset Prize: Jamie Laubbacher, for his wins against Ben Dagza (681 point difference) and Nedeljko Tomic (680 point difference)


Report kindly provided by Tournament Organiser & DOP Andrew Hardegen.



Final Standings


 Pos  Pts  ID   T   NAME                      | Rtg  PRtg Fed |
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  1  10.5   2       Ferozkohi,Ihsan           | 2301 2399  WA |
  2   9.0   1       Shazmeer,Syakir           | 2374 2115  WA | 
  3   7.5   4  WFM  Hardegen,Kathryn          | 2005 1983  WA |
  4   7.0  10       Leong,Voon Choon          | 1788 1860  OS |
  5   6.5   3       Kinsman,Craig C           | 2038 1823  WA |
  6   6.5   8       Dagza,Ben                 | 1828 1692  WA |
  7   6.5   7       Fu,Yihe (Rebo)            | 1832 1931  WA |
  8   6.0  11       Wolstencroft,Alan         | 1748 1633  WA |
  9   6.0   9       Tomic,Nedeljko            | 1827 1503  WA |
 10   6.0  13       McGregor,Mike             | 1649 1562  WA |
 11   6.0   5       Andador,Dominador         | 1988 1705  WA |
 12   6.0  14       Leong,Yung Fu             | 1500 1686 AUS |
 13   5.5  15       Gough,Dylan               | 1384 1534  WA |
 14   5.5  12       McAteer,Ian               | 1741 1455  WA |
 15   5.5   6       Janceski,Alex             | 1948 1354  WA |
 16   5.5  17       Rasulov,Bekzod            | 1300 1260  WA |
 17   5.0  22       Gupta,Aarnav              |  637 1456  WA |
 18   5.0  16       Mulder,John               | 1300 1302  WA |
 19   5.0  20       Laubbacher,Jamie          | 1147 1458  WA |
 20   4.0  19       Berry,Alistair            | 1244 1099  WA |
 21   3.5  24       De Vas,Yonal              |  474 1301  WA |
 22   3.0  23       Gupta,Anoushka            |  484 1064  WA |
 23   1.0  21       Li,Jiani                  |  935  903  WA |
 24   0.0  18       White,Alan                | 1276  363  WA |


Cross Table


Pos NAME                 Rtg    T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10    11  |  
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  1 Ferozkohi,Ihsan      2301       WA 10.5 | +W12  +B9   +W15  +B3   =W7   +B2   +W11  +B5   +W4   +B6   +W8  | 
  2 Shazmeer,Syakir      2374       WA  9.0 | +B10  -W7   +B14  +W6   +B4   -W1   +B3   +W11  +B5   +B13  +W9  | 
  3 Hardegen,Kathryn     2005  WFM  WA  7.5 | +W18  +B8   =B7   -W1   =B12  +W10  -W2   +B9   +B11  +W5   =B4  | 
  4 Leong,Voon Choon     1788       OS  7.0 | +W17  +B5   =W11  -B7   -W2   +B18  +W9   +B13  -B1   +W10  =W3  | 
  5 Kinsman,Craig C      2038       WA  6.5 | +B13  -W4   =B12  +W14  +B15  +W6   +B7   -W1   -W2   -B3   +W17 | 
  6 Dagza,Ben            1828       WA  6.5 | -W19  +B24  +W18  -B2   +W8   -B5   +W17  +W12  =B7   -W1   +B14 | 
  7 Fu,Yihe (Rebo)       1832       WA  6.5 | +B20  +B2   =W3   +W4   =B1   -B11  -W5   +B8   =W6   -B9   +W13 | 
  8 Wolstencroft,Alan    1748       WA  6.0 | +B22  -W3   +B17  -W12  -B6   +W15  +B14  -W7   +B16  +W11  -B1  | 
  9 Tomic,Nedeljko       1827       WA  6.0 | +B23  -W1   -B19  +W16  +B22  +W12  -B4   -W3   +B21  +W7   -B2  | 
 10 McGregor,Mike        1649       WA  6.0 | -W2   +B20  +W21  +B15  -W11  -B3   -W13  +W19  +B12  -B4   +W23 | 
 11 Andador,Dominador    1988       WA  6.0 | +B16  =W14  =B4   +W19  +B10  +W7   -B1   -B2   -W3   -B8   +W21 | 
 12 Leong,Yung Fu        1500      AUS  6.0 | -B1   +W23  =W5   +B8   =W3   -B9   +W18  -B6   -W10  +B24  +B20 | 
 13 Gough,Dylan          1384       WA  5.5 | -W5   -B17  +W20  =B21  +B14  +W19  +B10  -W4   +B15  -W2   -B7  | 
 14 McAteer,Ian          1741       WA  5.5 | +W21  =B11  -W2   -B5   -W13  +B20  -W8   +W22  +B19  +B18  -W6  | 
 15 Janceski,Alex        1948       WA  5.5 | +W24  +B19  -B1   -W10  -W5   -B8   +W23  +B17  -W13  +W21  =B16 | 
 16 Rasulov,Bekzod       1300       WA  5.5 | -W11  -B21  +W23  -B9   -W17  +B24  +W20  +B18  -W8   +B22  =W15 | 
 17 Gupta,Aarnav          637       WA  5.0 | -B4   +W13  -W8   -B18  +B16  +W22  -B6   -W15  +B24  +W20  -B5  | 
 18 Mulder,John          1300       WA  5.0 | -B3   +W22  -B6   +W17  +B19  -W4   -B12  -W16  +B23  -W14  +W24 | 
 19 Laubbacher,Jamie     1147       WA  5.0 | +B6   -W15  +W9   -B11  -W18  -B13  +W24  -B10  -W14  +W23  +B22 | 
 20 Berry,Alistair       1244       WA  4.0 | -W7   -W10  -B13  +B24  +W21  -W14  -B16  +B23  +W22  -B17  -W12 | 
 21 De Vas,Yonal          474       WA  3.5 | -B14  +W16  -B10  =W13  -B20  +W23  -B22  +W24  -W9   -B15  -B11 | 
 22 Gupta,Anoushka        484       WA  3.0 | -W8   -B18  +W24  +B23  -W9   -B17  +W21  -B14  -B20  -W16  -W19 | 
 23 Li,Jiani              935       WA  1.0 | -W9   -B12  -B16  -W22  +W24  -B21  -B15  -W20  -W18  -B19  -B10 | 
 24 White,Alan           1276       WA  0.0 | -B15  -W6   -B22  -W20  -B23  -W16  -B19  -B21  -W17  -W12  -B18 |