The Willetton Open



2019 Willetton Open


The 2019 Willetton Open was played on the weekend of August 17/18 at Leeming Primary with 16 entrants.

Winner was Kuan Han Sen with a perfect score of 6/6. Equal second with 4/6 were Ben Dagza, Andador Diminador and Jamie Laubbacher who gained the Under 1700 first place. Equal second in the Under 1700 group were Marco Gunawan and Dylan Gough.

Barath Harirajesh, aged nine, received an encouragement prize for his first entry into senior chess and for making two very experienced players struggle to beat him.

Report kindly provided by David Ellis.



Cross Table


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6    |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1 Kuan,Han Sen         1912       WA  6.0 | +B12  +W9   +B4   +W5   +B3   +B2    |   18.5    20.5 
  2 Laubbacher,Jamie     1200       WA  4.0 | +W14  -B5   +W10  +B7   +B4   -W1    |   19.5    21.5 
  3 Dagza,Ben            1819       WA  4.0 | +W6   +B10  -W5   +B8   -W1   +B11   |   19.0    21.5 
  4 Andador,Dominador    1988       WA  4.0 | +W13  +B7   -W1   +B15  -W2   +B6    |   19.0    20.5 
  5 Gong,Patrick         2405  FM   WA  3.5 | =BYE  +W2   +B3   -B1   -W6   +W10   |   20.5    23.0 
  6 Gunawan,Marco        1476       WA  3.5 | -B3   +W16  +B9   =BYE  +B5   -W4    |   18.0    18.5 
  7 Leong,Voon Choon     1788       OS  3.5 | +B11  -W4   +B15  -W2   +B13  =W8    |   16.0    17.5 
  8 Gough,Dylan          1384       WA  3.5 | -B9   +W12  +B11  -W3   +W15  =B7    |   15.0    16.5 
  9 McAteer,Ian          1741       WA  3.0 | +W8   -B1   -W6   -B13  +W12  +B15   |   17.0    18.5 
 10 Gao,Oscar            1519       WA  2.5 | +W16  -W3   -B2   +W12  =B11  -B5    |   16.0    16.5 
 11 Dharmapuri,Kundan    1475       WA  2.5 | -W7   +B13  -W8   +B14  =W10  -W3    |   15.5    17.5 
 12 Leong,Yung Fu        1500       WA  2.0 | -W1   -B8   +W14  -B10  -B9   +W16   |   17.0    17.5 
 13 Donaldson,Gary       1510       WA  2.0 | -B4   -W11  +B16  +W9   -W7   -B14   |   15.0    15.5 
 14 Sheridan,Wallace     1541       WA  2.0 | -B2   -W15  -B12  -W11  +B16  +W13   |   12.0    12.5 
 15 Deheer,Alex          1767       WA  1.5 | =BYE  +B14  -W7   -W4   -B8   -W9    |   17.0    19.0 
 16 Harirajesh,Barath    1000       WA  0.5 | -B10  -B6   -W13  =BYE  -W14  -B12   |   12.0    13.5 




Previous Willetton Open Winners

1977 L. Musa 1992 No Event 2007 D. Holland
1978 S. Piscopo 1993 No Event 2008 S. Kurniawan
1979 S. Byrne 1994 M. Partis 2009 D. Holland
1980 S. Byrne 1995 S. Byrne, D. Ellis & J. Field 2010 S. Kurniawan
1981 G. Anderson 1996 B. Mandic 2011 D. Dempster
1982 D. Ellis 1997 B. Jones 2012 P. de Yaak & S. Hintz
1983 J. Simpson 1998 T. Farber 2013 I. Ferozkohi
1984 J. Simpson 1999 T. Farber 2014 T. Boyd
1985 H. Barber 2000 A. Chin 2015 Y. Choong
1986 D. Ellis 2001 J. Lakner & A. Kuklinski 2016 B. Dagza, P. Gong & T. Hare
1987 D. Ellis 2002 J. Lakner 2017 P. Gong
1988 D. Ellis & S. Pezet 2003 T. Hare 2018 B. Dagza
1989 H. Barber 2004 D. Ellis, R. Humphries & N. Tomic 2019 H.S. Kuan
1990 H. Barber 2005 T. Boyd
1991 No Event 2006 M. Horstmann