2016 Arthur Koelle Reserves

2016 Reserves Champions: Caitlin Barnett, Anna Yates

Reserves Group


Rd 7 - It's never over til it's over! Louis Douglas was able to shorten Caitlin Barnett's picket fence by one picket, taking the point and leaving Caitlin in equal first position with Anna Yates. Remarkably, this is the second tournament this year that they have shared Reserve winnings in; the Teters was the first. Congratulations to Anna and Caitlin!

Rd 6 - Caitlin Barnett is a full point ahead of Anna Yates and looking like she will pass the post in the front of the field!

Rd 4&5 - Caitlin Barnett is building a picket fence in the Koelle B with 5 straight wins, Anna Yates being the latest casualty.

Rd 3 - Anna Yates defeated the upcoming Sue Ryan, while Kalen Douglas won the point against higher-rated Sasha Jacobs.

Rd 2 - Caitlin, Anna, Sue and Chantelle head the field along with Jasan on 2 points, and they will have some competition ahead from Miguel Marbella who has joined the fray.

19 players have joined the tournament and first round games have all been completed. Second round pairings are up, but be prepared for change as the draw may have to be adjusted depending upon who turns up on the night.

Koelle 2016

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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.