2021 WA Open Chess Championships

WA State Chess Championship Trophy


The 2021 WA Open Chess Championships was played at the Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) from the 16th of May to the 27th of June over 7 consecutive Sundays.


Prize Winners


 2021 WA Chess Champion: Jamie Laubbacher (6.5/7)

 2021 WA Women's Chess Champion: WFM Kathryn Hardegen (5.0/7)

 2021 WA Seniors' Chess Champion: Craig Kinsman (5.0/7)

 2nd: FM Patrick Gong (6.0/7)
 3rd: Yihe (Rebo) Fu (5.5/7)

 2021 WA Reserves Chess Champion (U/2000 ACF): 
 A playoff tournament will be contested between the following 4 players: 
 Walter Stassen, Kundan Dharmapuri, Derek Elkington & Tjermin Gunawan (all 4.5/7)

 1st U/1800 ACF: Kundan Dharmapuri (4.5/7) 

 =1st U/1600, =1st U/1400, & =2nd U/1800: 
 Shannon Koh, Virudhagiri Muruganandam, Celine Ong, Anoushka Gupta and Aarnav Gupta (all 4.0/7)

 =2nd U/1800: Sanjay Mukhedkar & Evan Yeung (both 4.0/7)


Final Standings


 Pos Pts  ID     NAME                      | Rtg  PRtg Fed |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1  6.5   2     Laubbacher,Jamie          | 2196 2437  WA |  27.5  29.5 
  2  6.0   1  FM Gong,Patrick              | 2483 2314  WA |  30.5  34.5
  3  5.5   4     Fu,Yihe (Rebo)            | 2140 2209  WA |  27.0  30.0
  4  5.0   7 WFM Hardegen,Kathryn          | 2124 2089  WA |  30.5  33.0
  5  5.0   6     Kinsman,Craig C           | 2127 2042  WA |  26.5  29.5
  6  4.5   3     Hare,Tim                  | 2175 2088  WA |  29.5  32.0
  7  4.5  10     Stassen,Walter            | 1965 2108  OS |  28.5  31.0
  8  4.5  31     Dharmapuri,Kundan         | 1526 1864  WA |  24.0  25.0
  9  4.5   5     Calado,Edward             | 2139 1819  WA |  22.5  24.5 
 10  4.5  12     Elkington,Derek           | 1895 1678  WA |  22.5  24.0 
 11  4.5   9     Falasca,Valerio           | 2104 1815  WA |  22.5  23.5 
 12  4.5   8     Andador,Dominador         | 2124 1741  WA |  21.0  23.0
 13  4.5  16     Gunawan,Tjermin           | 1818 1746  WA |  20.5  21.5
 14  4.0  13     Gao,Oscar                 | 1859 1816  WA |  26.0  28.0
 15  4.0  11     King,David                | 1908 1768  WA |  25.5  28.0
 16  4.0  40     Koh,Shannon               | 1350 1803  WA |  25.0  28.5
 17  4.0  42     Muruganandam,Virudhagiri  | 1326 1743  WA |  24.5  27.5 
 18  4.0  26     Mukhedkar,Sanjay          | 1637 1666  WA |  24.5  27.0 
 19  4.0  24     Yeung,Evan                | 1664 1674  WA |  24.5  26.5 
 20  4.0  17     McAteer,Ian               | 1817 1711  WA |  24.5  26.0 
 21  4.0  18     Roebuck,Derek J           | 1801 1778  WA |  23.0  25.5
 22  4.0  46     Ong,Celine                | 1061 1689  WA |  19.5  21.5
 23  4.0  50     Gupta,Anoushka            |  414 1724  WA |  18.5  20.5
 24  4.0  49     Gupta,Aarnav              |  810 1579  WA |  18.0  20.0
 25  3.5  19     Saxon,Marc                | 1793 1752  WA |  24.5  27.0
 26  3.5  21     Simonds,Marcus            | 1730 1543  WA |  21.5  23.0
 27  3.5  15     Barry,David           (W) | 1838 1449  WA |  20.5  22.5
 28  3.5  45     Taylor,Noah               | 1300 1591  WA |  17.5  18.5
 29  3.0  23     Gough,Dylan               | 1672 1537  WA |  26.0  28.0
 30  3.0  20     Hurst,Benjamin            | 1780 1325  WA |  24.0  26.5
 31  3.0  39     Clarke,Daniel             | 1404 1788  WA |  23.5  26.0
 32  3.0  22     Sheridan,Wallace          | 1699 1357  WA |  23.0  25.0
 33  3.0  29     Huang,Hui                 | 1573 1408  WA |  22.0  24.0
 34  3.0  38     Hernandez Mendez,Iker     | 1419 1597  WA |  21.5  23.5
 35  3.0  35     Hintz,Steven              | 1472 1565  WA |  21.0  23.5
 36  3.0  47     Zhang,Emily               | 1042 1589  WA |  19.5  22.0 
 37  3.0  34     Bultman,Grant             | 1473  924  WA |  19.5  21.0 
 38  3.0  14     Tomic,Nedeljko            | 1840 1132  WA |  17.5  19.5
 39  2.5  28     Lintern,Melvyn            | 1573 1342  WA |  22.0  24.5 
 40  2.5  32     Prunty,Jon                | 1522 1369  WA |  22.0  24.0 
 41  2.5  44     Separovic,Petar           | 1300 1424  WA |  16.0  17.0
 42  2.0  25     Cadag,Herbert             | 1656 1501  WA |  23.0  24.5
 43  2.0  41     Melnick,Jonathan          | 1350 1587  WA |  21.0  23.5
 44  2.0  33     Howard,Mark               | 1474 1490  WA |  20.5  22.0
 45  2.0  37     Milovanovic,Stevica       | 1430 1342  WA |  18.5  19.5
 46  2.0  30     Falasca,Marco             | 1533 1346  WA |  16.5  17.5
 47  1.5  27     Al-Shabib,Whamid          | 1591 1196  WA |  22.0  24.0
 48  1.5  43     McCusker,Lisa             | 1300  751  WA |  14.5  15.5
 49  1.0  48     Calway,Michael        (W) | 1000  793  WA |  18.0  20.0
 50  0.5  36     Watkins,Lucian        (W) | 1450 1521  WA |  20.0  21.5
 51  0.0  51     Majidi,Nizam          (W) |  568    0  WA |  16.5  17.5 
 52  0.0  52     Majidi,Issa           (W) |  799    0  WA |  16.5  17.5 


Cross Table


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7   |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1  Laubbacher,Jamie     2196      WA  6.5 | +B42  +W25  =B4   +W6   +B15  +W2   +B7   |  27.5  29.5 
  2  Gong,Patrick         2483  FM  WA  6.0 | +W19  +B20  +W5   +B7   +W3   -B1   +W4   |  30.5  34.5 
  3  Fu,Yihe (Rebo)       2140      WA  5.5 | +B33  +W26  +B15  +W14  -B2   =W4   +B6   |  27.0  30.0 
  4  Hardegen,Kathryn     2124 WFM  WA  5.0 | +W40  +B32  =W1   +B16  +W5   =B3   -B2   |  30.5  33.0 
  5  Kinsman,Craig C      2127      WA  5.0 | +B8   +W29  -B2   +W25  -B4   +W26  +B14  |  26.5  29.5 
  6  Hare,Tim             2175      WA  4.5 | +W39  +B21  +W11  -B1   =W7   +B12  -W3   |  29.5  32.0 
  7  Stassen,Walter       1965      OS  4.5 | +B35  +W44  +B9   -W2   =B6   +B11  -W1   |  28.5  31.0 
  8  Dharmapuri,Kundan    1526      WA  4.5 | -W5   +B49  =W21  =B10  +W47  +B20  =W11  |  24.0  25.0 
  9  Calado,Edward        2139      WA  4.5 | +W46  +B30  -W7   =W13  =B29  =B21  +BYE  |  22.5  24.5 
 10  Elkington,Derek      1895      WA  4.5 | +B45  =W17  -B14  =W8   +B31  +W29  =B13  |  22.5  24.0 
 11  Falasca,Valerio      2104      WA  4.5 | +W37  +B47  -B6   +W31  +B14  -W7   =B8   |  22.5  23.5 
 12  Andador,Dominador    2124      WA  4.5 | -B44  +W36  +B42  =W29  +B19  -W6   +B25  |  21.0  23.0 
 13  Gunawan,Tjermin      1818      WA  4.5 | -B17  +W45  +W47  =B9   =W16  +B30  =W10  |  20.5  21.5 
 14  Gao,Oscar            1859      WA  4.0 | +W34  +B43  +W10  -B3   -W11  +B17  -W5   |  26.0  28.0 
 15  King,David           1908      WA  4.0 | +W50  +B31  -W3   +B30  -W1   -B18  +W34  |  25.5  28.0 
 16  Koh,Shannon          1350      WA  4.0 | =BYE  +W18  +B17  -W4   =B13  =W27  =B26  |  25.0  28.5 
 17  Muruganandam,Virudha 1326      WA  4.0 | +W13  =B10  -W16  +BYE  =B27  -W14  +B32  |  24.5  27.5 
 18  Mukhedkar,Sanjay     1637      WA  4.0 | =BYE  -B16  +W50  +B22  =W20  +W15  -BYE  |  24.5  27.0 
 19  Yeung,Evan           1664      WA  4.0 | -B2   +W34  =B23  +W35  -W12  +B42  =W21  |  24.5  26.5 
 20  McAteer,Ian          1817      WA  4.0 | +W48  -W2   +B39  =BYE  =B18  -W8   +B31  |  24.5  26.0 
 21  Roebuck,Derek J      1801      WA  4.0 | +B41  -W6   =B8   =BYE  +W40  =W9   =B19  |  23.0  25.5 
 22  Ong,Celine           1061      WA  4.0 | -W30  +B46  =BYE  -W18  =B32  +W37  +B29  |  19.5  21.5 
 23  Gupta,Anoushka        414      WA  4.0 | -B29  +B37  =W19  =BYE  -W30  +B38  +W39  |  18.5  20.5 
 24  Gupta,Aarnav          810      WA  4.0 | -W32  -B40  +W37  +BYE  =BYE  =B34  +W30  |  18.0  20.0 
 25  Saxon,Marc           1793      WA  3.5 | +W28  -B1   +W40  -B5   =W34  +B39  -W12  |  24.5  27.0 
 26  Simonds,Marcus       1730      WA  3.5 | +W49  -B3   -W31  +B45  +W43  -B5   =W16  |  21.5  23.0 
 27  Barry,David      (W) 1838      WA  3.5 | -W43  =B50  +W28  +B33  =W17  =B16   --   |  20.5  22.5 
 28  Taylor,Noah          1300      WA  3.5 | -B25  =W33  -B27  +BYE  -W39  +B47  +W40  |  17.5  18.5 
 29  Gough,Dylan          1672      WA  3.0 | +W23  -B5   +W43  =B12  =W9   -B10  -W22  |  26.0  28.0 
 30  Hurst,Benjamin       1780      WA  3.0 | +B22  -W9   +B44  -W15  +B23  -W13  -B24  |  24.0  26.5 
 31  Clarke,Daniel        1404      WA  3.0 | +W38  -W15  +B26  -B11  -W10  +B33  -W20  |  23.5  26.0 
 32  Sheridan,Wallace     1699      WA  3.0 | +B24  -W4   =B35  -BYE  =W22  +B43  -W17  |  23.0  25.0 
 33  Huang,Hui            1573      WA  3.0 | -W3   =B28  +B36  -W27  =B35  -W31  +W43  |  22.0  24.0 
 34  Hernandez Mendez,Ike 1419      WA  3.0 | -B14  -B19  +W38  +W42  =B25  =W24  -B15  |  21.5  23.5 
 35  Hintz,Steven         1472      WA  3.0 | -W7   +B38  =W32  -B19  =W33  =B40  =W36  |  21.0  23.5 
 36  Zhang,Emily          1042      WA  3.0 | =BYE  -B12  -W33  -BYE  +B44  +W41  =B35  |  19.5  22.0 
 37  Bultman,Grant        1473      WA  3.0 | -B11  -W23  -B24  +BYE  +W45  -B22  +BYE  |  19.5  21.0 
 38  Tomic,Nedeljko       1840      WA  3.0 | -B31  -W35  -B34  +W46  +B41  -W23  +BYE  |  17.5  19.5 
 39  Lintern,Melvyn       1573      WA  2.5 | -B6   +W41  -W20  =BYE  +B28  -W25  -B23  |  22.0  24.5 
 40  Prunty,Jon           1522      WA  2.5 | -B4   +W24  -B25  +W49  -B21  =W35  -B28  |  22.0  24.0 
 41  Separovic,Petar      1300      WA  2.5 | -W21  -B39  +W46  =B47  -W38  -B36  +W48  |  16.0  17.0 
 42  Cadag,Herbert        1656      WA  2.0 | -W1   +B48  -W12  -B34  +BYE  -W19  -BYE  |  23.0  24.5 
 43  Melnick,Jonathan     1350      WA  2.0 | +B27  -W14  -B29  +W44  -B26  -W32  -B33  |  21.0  23.5 
 44  Howard,Mark          1474      WA  2.0 | +W12  -B7   -W30  -B43  -W36  +B45  -BYE  |  20.5  22.0 
 45  Milovanovic,Stevica  1430      WA  2.0 | -W10  -B13  +B48  -W26  -B37  -W44  +BYE  |  18.5  19.5 
 46  Falasca,Marco        1533      WA  2.0 | -B9   -W22  -B41  -B38  +BYE  -BYE  +W47  |  16.5  17.5 
 47  Al-Shabib,Whamid     1591      WA  1.5 | +BYE  -W11  -B13  =W41  -B8   -W28  -B46  |  22.0  24.0 
 48  McCusker,Lisa        1300      WA  1.5 | -B20  -W42  -W45  =BYE   --   +BYE  -B41  |  14.5  15.5 
 49  Calway,Michael   (W) 1000      WA  1.0 | -B26  -W8   +BYE  -B40  -BYE   --    --   |  18.0  20.0 
 50  Watkins,Lucian   (W) 1450      WA  0.5 | -B15  =W27  -B18  -BYE   --    --    --   |  20.0  21.5 
 51  Majidi,Nizam     (W)  568      WA  0.0 |  --    --   -BYE   --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 52  Majidi,Issa      (W)  799      WA  0.0 |  --    --   -BYE   --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 


2021 WA Open Championships PGN's are available from the links below:

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7