The Perth Open

2019 Perth Open

Played at Leeming Primary School on the 9th and 10th of February.



Twenty players braved the hot weather to participate in the CAWA Perth Open at the Southern Suburbs Chess Club on the weekend 9th and 10th February. While a few of WA's leading local players were missing this year, the tournament was still quite strong on the top boards.

The convincing winner with 5.5/6 was Sam Marin, a Canadian residing in Shenzhen, China and visiting Australia on holiday. Tim Hare shared 2nd place (4.5/6) with Jens Mueller, a German residing in London, who has returned to visit WA once more after having participated in this tournament in 2018. WA players look forward to opportunities to meet new players from interstate and abroad, and we hope to be able to welcome our visitors back at more Perth tournaments in the near future. .

Report kindly provided by Andrew Hardegen.


Prize Winners


 Open
  1st: Sam Marin (Canada/China) (5.5/6)
 =2nd: Tim Hare & Jens Mueller (Germany/UK) (4.5/6)

 Rating Group A (1500 - 1900 ACF)
 =1st: Nedeljko Tomic & Derek Roebuck (4.0/6)

 Rating Group B (Under 1500 ACF)
 =1st: Kundan Dharmapuri & Alex Pimenov (3.0/6)
 



Final Standings


Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                       | Rtg  PRtg Fed 
-----------------------------------------|---------------
  1  5.5   2  Marin, Sam                 | 2053 2731  OS 
  2  4.5   1  Hare, Tim                  | 2097 2043  WA 
  3  4.5   5  Mueller, Jens              | 1931 1939  OS 
  4  4.0   3  Ellis, David               | 2040 1885  WA 
  5  4.0   8  Tomic, Nedeljko            | 1801 1869  WA 
  6  4.0  11  Roebuck, Derek J           | 1714 1845 TAS 
  7  3.5   6  Leong, Voon Choon          | 1869 1578  OS 
  8  3.0   4  Fu, Yihe (Rebo)            | 1956 1807  WA 
  9  3.0  10  McAteer, Ian               | 1773 1663  WA 
 10  3.0  12  Simonds, Marcus            | 1691 1589  WA 
 11  3.0  15  Dharmapuri, Kundan         | 1357 1468  WA 
 12  3.0  20  Pimenov, Alex              | 1108 1580  WA 
 13  2.5  14  Gao, Oscar                 | 1486 1630  WA 
 14  2.5  13  Donaldson, Gary            | 1491 1625  WA 
 15  2.5   9  Wolstencroft, Alan         | 1786 1495  WA 
 16  2.0  18  King, Merson J oseph       | 1200 1373  WA 
 17  2.0   7  Dagza, Ben             (W) | 1868 1706  WA 
 18  2.0  17  Nairn, Mike                | 1241 1329  WA 
 19  1.0  16  Milovanovic, Stevica       | 1345 1206  WA 
 20  1.0  19  Van Helden, Bill           | 1137 1088  WA 



Cross Table



 Pos NAME                  Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6  
 --------------------------------------------|------------------------------------
  1  Marin, Sam            2053      OS  5.5 | =BYE  +B7   +W8   +B2   +W3   +B5  
  2  Hare, Tim             2097      WA  4.5 | +B6   +W17  =B3   -W1   +B14  +W4  
  3  Mueller, Jens         1931      OS  4.5 | +W13  +B12  =W2   +B9   -B1   +W8  
  4  Ellis, David          2040      WA  4.0 | +W10  +B5   -W9   +B13  +W6   -B2  
  5  Tomic, Nedeljko       1801      WA  4.0 | +B18  -W4   +B14  +W17  +B9   -W1  
  6  Roebuck, Derek J      1714     TAS  4.0 | -W2   +B19  +W12  +B8   -B4   +W9  
  7  Leong, Voon Choon     1869      OS  3.5 | =B11  -W1   +B18  -W15  +B16  +W13 
  8  Fu, Yihe (Rebo)       1956      WA  3.0 | +B14  +W15  -B1   -W6   +B17  -B3  
  9  McAteer, Ian          1773      WA  3.0 | +B20  +W11  +B4   -W3   -W5   -B6  
 10  Simonds, Marcus       1691      WA  3.0 | -B4   +W18  -B17  +W12  =B15  =W14 
 11  Dharmapuri, Kundan    1357      WA  3.0 | =W7   -B9   -W19  +B16  =W13  +B20 
 12  Pimenov, Alex         1108      WA  3.0 | +BYE  -W3   -B6   -B10  +W20  +W15 
 13  Gao, Oscar            1486      WA  2.5 | -B3   +W20  +B15  -W4   =B11  -B7  
 14  Donaldson, Gary       1491      WA  2.5 | -W8   +B16  -W5   +B19  -W2   =B10 
 15  Wolstencroft, Alan    1786      WA  2.5 | +W16  -B8   -W13  +B7   =W10  -B12 
 16  King, Merson Joseph   1200      WA  2.0 | -B15  -W14  +B20  -W11  -W7   +B19 
 17  Dagza, Ben        (W) 1868      WA  2.0 | +W19  -B2   +W10  -B5   -W8    --  
 18  Nairn, Mike           1241      WA  2.0 | -W5   -B10  -W7   -B20  +W19  +BYE 
 19  Milovanovic, Stevica  1345      WA  1.0 | -B17  -W6   +B11  -W14  -B18  -W16 
 20  Van Helden, Bill      1137      WA  1.0 | -W9   -B13  -W16  +W18  -B12  -W11 





Previous Perth Open Winners

  1970 J. Wright 1996 S. Byrne 2008 S. Kurniawan & M. Vlietstra
  1977 D. Pullen-Barry 1997 T. Farber 2009 Y. Choong
  1979 M. Partis 1998 T. Farber 2010 T. Boyd, Y. Choong & T. Donaldson
  1980 P. Traschel 1999 M. Partis 2011 T. Donaldson
  1981 P. Traschel 2000 T. Farber 2012 L. Taylor
  1984 J. Simpson 2001 A. Kuklinski 2013 T. Boyd
  1987 J. Simpson 2002 T. Boyd 2014 T. Boyd & Y. Choong
  1989 W. Ballantyne 2003 J. Lakner, D. Ellis & L. Taylor 2015 P. Gong
  1991 S. Cooper 2004 T. Boyd 2016 Y. Choong
  1992 R. Rozycki 2005 T. Hare 2017 I. Ferozkohi & A. Hardegen
  1993 R. Rozycki 2006 S. Kurniawan 2018 I. Ferozkohi & P. Gong
  1995 M. Partis 2007 A. Hardegen & A. Kuklinski 2019 S. Marin