The Gufeld Cup


GM Eduard Gufeld
GM Eduard Gufeld
(Click on image for info about Eduard Gufelds visit to WA)


History of the Gufeld Cup.
(Presented by GM J. Eduard Gufeld)

 


Russian Grand Master J. Eduard Gufeld visited Perth in 1986. He stayed with Willetton Sports Club Chess Secretary, Vince Soto-Olivo, father of Gina Soto-Olivo who went on to become W.A. Junior Champion and then Australian Girls Champion.

After a simultaneous exhibition at the Willetton Sports Club, Eduard's offer to provide a perpetual trophy to the club was gratefully accepted. This was to be the Gufeld Cup, played over three days of Easter in a seven round open tournament.

After disbandment of the Willetton Club the trophy was competed for as a W.A. Grand Prix event over the Easter weekend at the Perth Chess Centre.







2017 Gufeld Cup


The 2017 Gufeld Cup tournament was held at Leeming Primary school on the 15th and 16th of April. 15 players participated with many hard fought matches occurring. There were many exciting finishes for other players to follow. The tournament was held over the Easter weekend due to venue availability. For many years the tournament was held during the Easter weekend over three days.

Report by Gordon Dunlop.



Prize Winners


 Open
 =1st: Andrew Hardegen, Ignatius Yap & Gordon Dunlop (4.5/6)

 Under 1700
 1st : Ramudu Rathnayake (3.5/6)
 2nd : Sebastian Vearncombe (3.0/6)

 Best Junior
 Sri Dharmapuri (3.5/6)




Final Standings


Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1   BucT     
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  1  4.5   1     Hardegen, Andrew          | 2078 1987  WA |   20.0   21.5
  2  4.5   6     Yap, Ignatius             | 1761 1907  WA |   19.5   21.5
  3  4.5   4     Dunlop, Gordon            | 1867 1793  WA |   18.0   19.0
  4  4.0   3     Ellis, David              | 1975 1754  WA |   18.0   20.0
  5  4.0   2     Hare, Tim                 | 2043 1518  WA |   15.5   17.5
  6  3.5   5     Kinsman, Craig C          | 1860 1743  WA |   19.5   21.5
  7  3.5   7     Dharmapuri, Sri Krishna K | 1703 1758  WA |   19.0   20.5
  8  3.5   9     Rathnayake, Ramudu        | 1574 1706  WA |   17.0   18.5
  9  3.0  15     Vearncombe, Sebastian     |  675 1569  WA |   14.5   16.0
 10  2.5  13     Barry, David              | 1200 1401 QLD |   16.5   18.5
 11  2.5  12     White, Alan               | 1233 1506  WA |   15.0   16.5
 12  2.5  10     Moseley, Paul             | 1413 1261  WA |   13.0   14.0
 13  2.0  11     Sun, Victor               | 1387 1189  WA |   14.0   15.0
 14  2.0   8     Jobanputra, Shrenik       | 1600 1090  WA |   13.5   14.5
 15  1.5  14     Dharmapuri, Kundan        |  937 1228  WA |   14.0   15.5


Cross Table


Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6   
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  1 Hardegen, Andrew     2078      WA  4.5 | +W14  =B2   +B6   +W4   -W3   +B7   
  2 Yap, Ignatius        1761      WA  4.5 | +B10  =W1   +B8   +B7   =W6   =B3   
  3 Dunlop, Gordon       1867      WA  4.5 | +B13  -W6   +B15  +W8   +B1   =W2   
  4 Ellis, David         1975      WA  4.0 | +W12  +B9   =W7   -B1   =W5   +B6   
  5 Hare, Tim            2043      WA  4.0 | =B8   -W7   +W11  +B9   =B4   +W10  
  6 Kinsman, Craig C     1860      WA  3.5 | +W11  +B3   -W1   +B10  =B2   -W4   
  7 Dharmapuri, Sri Kris 1703      WA  3.5 | +W15  +B5   =B4   -W2   +B12  -W1   
  8 Rathnayake, Ramudu   1574      WA  3.5 | =W5   +B14  -W2   -B3   +W11  +B13  
  9 Vearncombe, Sebastia  675      WA  3.0 | +BYE  -W4   =B10  -W5   =B13  +W14  
 10 Barry, David         1200     QLD  2.5 | -W2   +B12  =W9   -W6   +BYE  -B5   
 11 White, Alan          1233      WA  2.5 | -B6   +W13  -B5   =W12  -B8   +BYE  
 12 Moseley, Paul        1413      WA  2.5 | -B4   -W10  +BYE  =B11  -W7   +B15  
 13 Sun, Victor          1387      WA  2.0 | -W3   -B11  +W14  =B15  =W9   -W8   
 14 Jobanputra, Shrenik  1600      WA  2.0 | -B1   -W8   -B13  +BYE  +W15  -B9   
 15 Dharmapuri, Kundan    937      WA  1.5 | -B7   +BYE  -W3   =W13  -B14  -W12  


 

Previous Gufeld Cup Winners

1986 J. Simpson 1997 M. Partis 2008 Y. Choong
1987 J. Simpson 1998 T. Farber 2009 D. Ellis & E. Seah
1988 D. Ellis 1999 M. Wilkins & S. Dibdin 2010 S. Kurniawan
1989 D. Ellis 2000 M. Wilkins & T. Farber 2011 Y. Choong & T. Hare
1990 H. Barber 2001 T. Farber 2012 T. Donaldson
1991 H. Barber 2002 A. Haasse 2013 Y. Choong
1992 No Event 2003 M.Partis, T.Hare, D. Ellis & R. Maris 2014 I. Ferozkohi
1993 H. Saroinsong 2004 T. Hare 2015 T. Boyd
1994 J. Field 2005 H. Barber 2016 P. Gong
1995 J. Field 2006 D. Ellis & M. Horstmann 2017 G. Dunlop, A. Hardegen & I. Yap
1996 M. Wilkins 2007 L. Vilaseca