Chess Association of Western Australia

2020 January Blitz Tournament


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On Sunday, 19th January a Blitz tournament was held at the Great Southern Room in the State Library. Despite being a nice warm weekend day there were 20 participants.

The tournament was a dominated by Patrick Gong who achieved a near perfect score of 10.5. There was a four-way tie in the Under 1700 and the three youngest players, Bararth Harirajesh, Anthony Nguyen and Celine Ong, all were awarded upset prizes for beating higher rated opponents.

Special thanks to the State Library for providing an excellent venue, with air-conditioning and a nice view over the city.

Report kindly provided by Alan Wolstencroft



Prize Winners

 Open
 1st: Patrick Gong  (10.5/11),  2nd: Adam Kelly  (9.5/11),  3rd: Juan Rodriguez  (9.0/11)

 U/1700
 =1st: Alistair Berry, Dylan Gough, Barath Harirajesh & Martin Stevens   (5.0/11) 

 Biggest Upset Prizes
 Barath Harirajesh wins against Ian McAteer and Neville Shah
 Anthony Nguyen wins against Josh Davoll and Paul Ivankovich 
 Celine Ong wins against Paul Ivankovich and Ian McAteer




Final Standings


 Pos   N    NAME                      | Rtg   Fed |  Pts    Buc1 
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  1   1  FM PATRICK GONG              | 2369   WA | 10.5    64.0 
  2   2  CM ADAM KELLY                | 2134   WA |  9.5    65.0 
  3   3     JUAN RODRIGUEZ            | 2160   WA |  9.0    65.0 
  4   7     NEVILLE  SHAH             |(1850)  WA |  7.0    67.5 
  5   4     LEON TAYLOR               | 2100   WA |  7.0    67.0 
  6   6     ANDREW HARDEGEN           | 2119   WA |  6.0    68.5 
  7   5     MATTHEW DAGGIT            |(2100)  OS |  6.0    67.5 
  8  12     DYLAN GOUGH               | 1635   WA |  5.0    67.0
  9  17     BARATH HARIRAJESH         | 1148   WA |  5.0    67.0
 10  19     ALISTAIR BERRY            | 1130   WA |  5.0    54.5 
 11  14     MARTIN STEVENS            | 1361   WA |  5.0    53.0 
 12   9     IAN McATEER               | 1799   WA |  5.0    49.0 
 13  10     JOSH DAVOLL               | 1700   WA |  4.5    64.0 
 14  13     KELLY RISTOVSKY           | 1579   WA |  4.5    53.0 
 15  11     PAUL IVANKOVICH           | 1649   WA |  4.5    50.0 
 16  20     CELINE ONG                |  908   WA |  4.5    49.5 
 17  18     ANTHONY NGUYEN            | 1140   WA |  4.5    44.5 
 18   8     RUBY MARSDEN              |(1800)  OS |  4.0    53.0 
 19  16     BERNARD LAUGERY           | 1187   WA |  2.5    50.5 
 20  15     ALAN WHITE                | 1300   WA |  1.0    50.0 


Cross Table


  NAME                 Rtg     Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10    11  
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  1 PATRICK GONG FM    2369     WA  10.5 | +B11  +W6   +B4   =W2   +B3   +W7   +B5   +B10  +W17  +W12  +B19  
  2 ADAM KELLY   CM    2134     WA   9.5 | +W12  +B8   +W3   =B1   -W5   +B4   +W6   +B7   +W10  +W19  +B17  
  3 JUAN RODRIGUEZ     2160     WA   9.0 | +B13  +W10  -B2   +W17  -W1   +B12  +B7   +W5   +B6   +W4   +B20  
  4 LEON TAYLOR        2100     WA   7.0 | +W14  +B9   -W1   +B16  -W7   -W2   +B8   +W12  +B5   -B3   +W6   
  5 MATTHEW DAGGIT    (2100)    OS   6.0 | +B15  +W17  -B6   +W8   +B2   +B10  -W1   -B3   -W4   -B7   +W12  
  6 ANDREW HARDEGEN    2119     WA   6.0 | +W16  -B1   +W5   -B7   +W9   +B17  -B2   +W14  -W3   +B10  -B4   
  7 NEVILLE  SHAH     (1850)    WA   7.0 | -B17  +W15  +B12  +W6   +B4   -B1   -W3   -W2   +B14  +W5   +B13  
  8 RUBY MARSDEN      (1800)    OS   4.0 | +W18  -W2   +B13  -B5   -W10  +B16  -W4   -W19  -B12  +W15  -B11  
  9 IAN McATEER        1799     WA   5.0 | +B19  -W4   -B17  +W13  -B6   -W14  -W12  +B15  +B18  -W20  +W16  
 10 JOSH DAVOLL        1700     WA   4.5 | +W20  -B3   +B14  =W11  +B8   -W5   +B13  -W1   -B2   -W6   -W18  
 11 PAUL IVANKOVICH    1649     WA   4.5 | -W1   -B16  +W19  =B10  -B17  -W13  +B15  -W18  -B20  +W14  +W8   
 12 DYLAN GOUGH        1635     WA   5.0 | -B2   +W18  -W7   +B20  +W16  -W3   +B9   -B4   +W8   -B1   -B5   
 13 KELLY RISTOVSKY    1579     WA   4.5 | -W3   +B20  -W8   -B9   +W19  +B11  -W10  -B17  +W15  =B18  -W7   
 14 MARTIN STEVENS     1361     WA   5.0 | -B4   +W19  -W10  -B18  +W20  +B9   +W17  -B6   -W7   -B11  +B15  
 15 ALAN WHITE         1300     WA   1.0 | -W5   -B7   -W16  -B19  +W18  -B20  -W11  -W9   -B13  -B8   -W14  
 16 BERNARD LAUGERY    1187     WA   2.5 | -B6   +W11  +B15  -W4   -B12  -W8   -B18  =W20  -B19  -W17  -B9   
 17 BARATH HARIRAJESH  1148     WA   5.0 | +W7   -B5   +W9   -B3   +W11  -W6   -B14  +W13  -B1   +B16  -W2   
 18 ANTHONY NGUYEN     1140     WA   4.5 | -B8   -B12  -W20  +W14  -B15  -B19  +W16  +B11  -W9   =W13  +B10  
 19 ALISTAIR BERRY     1130     WA   5.0 | -W9   -B14  -B11  +W15  -B13  +W18  +W20  +B8   +W16  -B2   -W1   
 20 CELINE ONG          908     WA   4.5 | -B10  -W13  +B18  -W12  -B14  +W15  -B19  =B16  +W11  +B9   -W3