2017 Arthur Koelle Tournament: Reserves

2017 Reserves Champion: Leonard Goodison

Reserves Group

Koelle B

Leonard Goodison drew in the last round leaving Jasan Barnett in the position of being able to win his game and the tournament, draw and tie first, or lose to Dan Wang and concede the tournament to Leonard. Jasan let himself fall into time trouble and eventually Dan took the point and the tournament from him. Both Leonard and Dan played with a performance rating over 500 points more than their actual rating, indicating we may have some rising stars in the Reserves! Congratulations to all!

Leonard Goodison

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Mr. Arthur Koelle was Victorian Junior champion in 1968 at 14, Country Victorian champion in the same year, and Club champion, also in 1968 as well as 1969. Most of these achievements are age records to this day! He went on to win the Australian Junior championship in 1971. Arthur has been living in Germany since 1982 and competed in the famous Bundesliga club competition, mixing it with experienced grandmasters, up until the mid-1990’s when work commitments became more pressing. Due to rising numbers of participants the original round robin format for the A Grade has now become a Swiss tournament, while the B and C Grade tournaments' format depends on the number of entries. The inaugural tournament was held in 2011.