2008 Begonia Chess Tournament Results

Prize Winners

Leonid Sandler & Dusan Stojic = 1st/2nd (6 points)
Andrew Brown, Domagoj Dragicevic, Milenko Lojanica, Carl Gorka & David Hacche = 3rd (5.5 points)
There were also three ratings groups, determined by dividing the total number of players with ratings under 2000 by three. A first and second prize was awarded for each.
Group A
Nigel Barrow, Edsil Dilla & Cedric Antonis (=1st in section, 5.0 points)
Group B
Justin Tan & Joshua Dalton (=1st in section, 4.5 points)
Group C
Isaac Ng (1st, 4 points)
Andrew Gurevich (2nd 3.5 points)
There was also a prize awarded for the highest finishing Ballarat player, which wound up a tie between Bas Van Riel and Jamie Brotheridge (who had a solid tournament, beating a couple of higher rated players) each scored 4 points

From ChessChat Forum - Leonid Sandler

Ballarat 2008. Fine performances from country players

Hi all,
I have noticed two very fine performances from victorian country players.
In final top twenty performers you can see only two players from country.
Nigel Barrow (EE) played tournament of his life beating highly fencied D.Hacche and C.Wallis(who had shocking tournament) and drawing against J.Morris and Z .Lojanica.
5 points out of seven games is an excellent result.

Mark Bruere is a very dedicated correspondence player also performed well in Ballarat 2008.Wins against C.Wallis and M.Pyke showed that country veteran can play good chess over the board.
Hopefully we will see some players from country Victoria qualified to play in Victorian Championship

 

From ChessChat Forum - Nigel Barrow

Thanks for posting your games Carl & Cedric, congratulations to Leonid Sandler & Dusan Stojic for their wonderful result and thanks to the organisers of the tournament (it was great to see so many people helping out at the end to pack up all the sets). Also, thank you to those who have expressed kind words here about me. There were some fun moments away from the actual chess - such as when I was sitting next to Ken Czuczman and Eddie Kocjancic while they had some fun trying to spell each other's surnames. It was also nice to catch up with some old friends, as well as some of the people I only really know from this forum. The cutest moment came when standing around in the courtyard after I'd finished a game, chatting with Scott Stewart, Greg Gatto and Elliot Renzies, only to have one of the young female players come up to us and say "Um, would any of you like to play chasey?" I arrived a few minutes after the opening ceremony had started, to find that Malcolm had volunteered me for the players' disputes committee. I'd soon get a chance at revenge however as I was drawn to play him in round one. Before I could so much as say j'adoube, there was a redraw and I found myself sitting opposite David Hacche (rated 2100 plus) who I had drawn a game with at the same tournament last year. (see all Nigel's games in Games tab)

Results

42nd Begonia Open Results

No Name                           Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  
 
1  Sandler, Leonid                2282 6     38:1 19:1 15:1  8:½  3:½ 26:1  4:1
2  Stojic, Dusan                  2126 6     17:½ 32:1 51:1 20:1  5:½ 27:1 14:1
3  Brown, Andrew                  2006 5.5   21:1  9:1 63:1 10:1  1:½  6:0 27:1
4  Dragicevic, Domagoj            2103 5.5   13:1 26:½ 46:1 16:1 14:1  8:1  1:0
5  Lojanica, Milenko              2023 5.5   31:1 29:1 60:1 14:½  2:½ 15:1  6:½
6  Gorka, Carl                    2121 5.5   34:1 18:½ 54:1 28:½ 29:1  3:1  5:½
7  Hacche, David J                2105 5.5    9:0 17:1 59:1 21:½ 47:1 20:1 16:1
8  Morris, James                  2027 5     23:1 27:1 36:1  1:½ 10:1  4:0  9:½
9  Barrow, Nigel                  1765 5      7:1  3:0 39:1 43:1 19:½ 28:1  8:½
10 Hamilton, Douglas G            2182 5     47:1 49:1 43:1  3:0  8:0 31:1 33:1
11 Pyke, Malcolm L                2105 5     50:1 15:0 53:1 26:½ 17:½ 32:1 30:1
12 Dilla, Edsil                   1987 5     96:+ 14:0 55:1 45:½ 34:½ 62:1 35:1
13 Antolis, Cedric                1738 5      4:0 72:1 81:1 60:1 44:1 14:0 26:1
14 Rujevic, Mirko                 2232 4.5   35:1 12:1 62:1  5:½  4:0 13:1  2:0
15 Bruere, Mark F                 1866 4.5   67:1 11:1  1:0 37:1 28:1  5:0 22:½
16 Jager, Jesse                   2144 4.5   40:½ 24:1 18:1  4:0 68:1 45:1  7:0
17 Yu, Derek                      1806 4.5    2:½  7:0 24:1 91:1 11:½ 68:1 19:½
18 Jackson, Ralph E               1901 4.5   76:1  6:½ 16:0 51:1 21:1 22:½ 23:½
19 Lojanica, Zdravko              1945 4.5   73:1  1:0 64:1 32:1  9:½ 30:½ 17:½
20 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija        1930 4.5   42:1 28:½ 91:1  2:0 50:1  7:0 45:1
21 Szuveges, Narelle S            1705 4.5    3:0 55:1 69:1  7:½ 18:0 72:1 43:1
22 Kempen, Leon                   2062 4.5   29:0 33:1 72:1 52:½ 40:1 18:½ 15:½
23 Chung, Francisco               1722 4.5    8:0 43:0 79:1 82:1 57:1 39:1 18:½
24 Tan, Justin                    1575 4.5   30:½ 16:0 17:0 76:1 90:1 48:1 44:1
25 Dalton, Joshua                 1446 4.5   79:1 31:0 44:0 81:1 42:1 29:½ 52:1
26 Juszczynski, Mathew            1906 4     52:1  4:½ 61:1 11:½ 31:1  1:0 13:0
27 Schon, Eugene                  1878 4     45:1  8:0 57:1 62:1 33:1  2:0  3:0
28 Wallis, Christopher            2148 4     41:1 20:½ 30:1  6:½ 15:0  9:0 62:1
29 Tionko, Efrain                 1738 4     22:1  5:0 66:1 63:1  6:0 25:½ 36:½
30 Dalton, Samuel                 1870 4     24:½ 40:1 28:0 54:1 52:1 19:½ 11:0
31 Bearup, Paul                   1712 4      5:0 25:1 75:1 48:1 26:0 10:0 66:1
32 Antoniazzi, Francesco          1599 4     44:1  2:0 74:1 19:0 61:1 11:0 69:1
33 Brotheridge, Jamie             1568 4     75:1 22:0 65:1 35:1 27:0 41:1 10:0
34 Kalisch, Thomas                1798 4      6:0 46:½ 76:1 77:1 12:½ 36:½ 37:½
35 Voon, Richard                  1856 4     14:0 68:1 70:1 33:0 55:1 59:1 12:0
36 Sannidhanam, Anurag            1520 4     86:1 38:1  8:0 44:0 74:1 34:½ 29:½
37 Eustace, Sophie                1452 4     83:1 50:0 49:1 15:0 38:1 44:½ 34:½
38 Stojic, Svetozar               1857 4      1:0 36:0 88:1 75:1 37:0 54:1 59:1
39 Ng, Isaac                      1257 4     59:0 80:1  9:0 67:1 56:1 23:0 73:1
40 Van Riel, Bas                  1822 4     16:½ 30:0 73:1 90:1 22:0 46:½ 64:1
41 McCart, Richard                1827 4     28:0 53:1 82:1 68:0 60:1 33:0 61:1
42 Tuglaci, Serif                 1637 4     20:0 90:1 48:0 85:1 25:0 63:1 65:1
43 Staak, Eric                    1473 3.5   71:1 23:1 10:0  9:0 48:½ 51:1 21:0
44 Tsagarakis, Angelo             1878 3.5   32:0 59:1 25:1 36:1 13:0 37:½ 24:0
45 Mollard, Max J                 1603 3.5   27:0 66:1 71:1 12:½ 49:1 16:0 20:0
46 Perrin, Kevin J                1483 3.5   69:1 34:½  4:0 47:0 77:1 40:½ 50:½
47 Holt, Kenneth P                1846 3.5   10:0 64:1 90:½ 46:1  7:0 53:½ 58:½
48 Gurevich, Andrew               1116 3.5   58:1 61:0 42:1 31:0 43:½ 24:0 72:1
49 Anderson, Alistair             1909 3.5   56:1 10:0 37:0 70:1 45:0 57:½ 77:1
50 Kocjancic, Eddie               1763 3.5   11:0 37:1 77:½ 83:1 20:0 66:½ 46:½
51 Yu, Sally                      1557 3.5   61:½ 58:1  2:0 18:0 91:1 43:0 75:1
52 Ghobrial, Adel                 1613 3.5   26:0 77:1 84:1 22:½ 30:0 78:1 25:0
53 Brockman, Roland               1548 3.5   78:1 41:0 11:0 84:1 66:½ 47:½ 56:½
54 Bailey, Robert                 1425 3.5   80:1 73:½  6:0 30:0 83:1 38:0 74:1
55 Corbeil, Serge                 1449 3.5   88:1 21:0 12:0 65:1 35:0 74:½ 78:1
56 Jenkins, Keith                 1633 3.5   49:0 57:1 83:½ 61:½ 39:0 70:1 53:½
57 Searle, Zachary                1422 3.5   65:1 56:0 27:0 95:1 23:0 49:½ 76:1
58 Loveband, Rob                  1519 3.5   48:0 51:0 89:1 78:0 84:1 85:1 47:½
59 Beckman, John                  1553 3     39:1 44:0  7:0 86:1 69:1 35:0 38:0
60 Renzies, Elliott               1422 3     74:1 96:+  5:0 13:0 41:0 65:0 85:1
61 Brown, Cyril D                 1311 3     51:½ 48:1 26:0 56:½ 32:0 67:1 41:0
62 McCart, Roger                  1570 3     82:1 70:1 14:0 27:0 63:1 12:0 28:0
63 Davies, Stephen P              1395 3     94:1 67:1  3:0 29:0 62:0 42:0 81:1
64 Ivanov, Nikola                 1516 3     81:1 47:0 19:0 69:0 71:1 86:1 40:0
65 Gibson, Kyle                   792  3     57:0 86:1 33:0 55:0 82:1 60:1 42:0
66 Oswald, Franz                  1369 3     87:1 45:0 29:0 92:1 53:½ 50:½ 31:0
67 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) 1573 3     15:0 63:0 80:1 39:0 81:1 61:0 86:1
68 Russell, Luthien               1555 3     85:1 35:0 95:1 41:1 16:0 17:0  0: 
69 Balnionis, Alexander           953  3     46:0 94:1 21:0 64:1 59:0 90:1 32:0
70 Beggs, Joel                    1353 3     92:1 62:0 35:0 49:0 88:1 56:0 84:1
71 Lemmel, Oliver                 953  3     43:0 87:1 45:0 72:0 64:0 94:1 82:1
72 Forster, Kevin                 1503 2.5   84:1 13:0 22:0 71:1 78:½ 21:0 48:0
73 Stimson, David                 1643 2.5   19:0 54:½ 40:0 74:0 79:1 83:1 39:0
74 Ng, Joshua                     812  2.5   60:0 85:1 32:0 73:1 36:0 55:½ 54:0
75 Dalton, Laurie                 1320 2.5   33:0 79:1 31:0 38:0 80:½ 91:1 51:0
76 Cook, Patrick                  1612 2.5   18:0 91:½ 34:0 24:0 95:1 80:1 57:0
77 Czuczman, Ken                  1398 2.5   93:1 52:0 50:½ 34:0 46:0 89:1 49:0
78 Toper, David                   1146 2.5   53:0 95:0 87:1 58:1 72:½ 52:0 55:0
79 Manawadu, Dmithri              869  2.5   25:0 75:0 23:0 89:½ 73:0 92:1 90:1
80 Manawadu, Pasan                813  2.5   54:0 39:0 67:0 94:1 75:½ 76:0 91:1
81 Bortsova, Natasha              1102 2     64:0 89:1 13:0 25:0 67:0 87:1 63:0
82 Spencer, Anthony G             1330 2     62:0 88:1 41:0 23:0 65:0 95:1 71:0
83 Dalton, Micah                  912  2     37:0 92:1 56:½ 50:0 54:0 73:0 89:½
84 Knapp, Katrina                 1013 2     72:0 93:1 52:0 53:0 58:0 88:1 70:0
85 Coutts, William                1290 2     68:0 74:0 93:1 42:0 92:1 58:0 60:0
86 Kordes, David                  1144 2     36:0 65:0 94:1 59:0 87:1 64:0 67:0
87 Froiland, Gunnar                    2     66:0 71:0 78:0  0:1 86:0 81:0 95:1
88 Gray, Alan                     891  2     55:0 82:0 38:0 93:1 70:0 84:0 94:1
89 Webb-Liddle, Miranda           611  2     91:0 81:0 58:0 79:½ 93:1 77:0 83:½
90 Eldridge, James                1420 1.5   95:1 42:0 47:½ 40:0 24:0 69:0 79:0
91 Kostrzewa, Jake                1399 1.5   89:1 76:½ 20:0 17:0 51:0 75:0 80:0
92 Mills, Terence                      1.5   70:0 83:0  0:1 66:0 85:0 79:0 93:½
93 Farrelly, Cathy                579  1.5   77:0 84:0 85:0 88:0 89:0  0:1 92:½
94 Corbeil, Olivia                     1     63:0 69:0 86:0 80:0  0:1 71:0 88:0
95 Van Dijk, Marieke              679  1     90:0 78:1 68:0 57:0 76:0 82:0 87:0
96 Escribano, Jose                1666 0     12:- 60:-  0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 

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