Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Prize Winners for 2013 (Updated List)

RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CHESS CLUB 2013 COMPETITION RESULTS


Book Value
Winner
Club Rapid Championship
Trophy
50*2
=1st Donatao Mallari, Arthur Huynh

15
3rd Egon Cardenas
Club Rapid Championship U 1600
Trophy
40*2
=1st Alan Marton, Vince Chiara
Club Lightning Championship
Trophy
50
1st  Donatao Mallari

35
2nd Arthur Huynh

10*3
=3rd Christopher Ball, Egon Cardenas, Julian Kuan
Club Championship Handicap
Trophy
50
A) Vince Chiara
Trophy
50
B) Greig Edwards
Trophy
20*3
C) =1st Alan Marton, Shane Dibley, James Hickey
Bobby Fischer Cup
Trophy
50
1st Arthur Huynh

25*2
=2nd Julian Kuan, Donatao Mallari
Bobby Fischer Cup U1600
Trophy
50
1st Vince Chiara

35
2nd Fiona Shen

15
3rd Kevin Shen
Ryde-Eastwood Classic

50
Donatao Mallari
Ryde-Eastwood Classic Division 2

40
James Hickey
Most Improved

50
Egon Cardenas,
Presidents Award

50
Robert Watson
Club Championship
Trophy
50*2
=1st Egon Cardenas, Arthur Huynh
Trophy
35*2
=3rd Lorenzo Escalante, Francis Pacey 

20
5th Christopher Ball

15
6th Robert Watson





Sunday, 8 December 2013

Prize Winners for 2013

Club Rapid Championship
=1st Arthur Huynh & Donato Mallari
3rd Egon Cardenas
U1600
=1st Alan Marton & Vince Chiara

Club Lightning Championship

1st Donato Mallari
2nd Arthur Huynh
=3rd Christopher Ball, Egon Cardenas & Julian Kuan

Bobby Fischer Cup
1
st Arthur Huynh
=2nd Julian Kuan & Donato Mallari
U1600
1st Vince Chiara
2nd Fiona Shen
3rd Kevin Shen

Club Championship Handicap

A) Vince Chiara
B) Greig Edwards
C) Shane Dibley, James Hickey & Alan Marton 

Club Championship

=1st Egon Cardenas, & Arthur Huynh
=3rd Lorenzo Escalante & Frank Pacey
5th Christopher Ball
6th Robert Watson

Congratulations!!!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Ryde-Eastwood Club Chess Club - Annual Presentetion & Dinner 2013

Dear Member,

You and your partner are invited to our annual presentation followed by dinner in the Golden Hawk Restaurant.
The presentation will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th December in our chess room.
If you would like to come to dinner the cost would be;
Member - $25
Partner   - $40
If the member is a child and orders form the children’s menu – free
If your partner is a child and orders from the children’s menu - $10
The menu is attached.
Please let me know ASAP if you wish to attend dinner and pay Greig Edwards before 7.30pm Wednesday 11th.

Kind regards

Les Mikolajczyk

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Countdown to the 2103 World Chess Championship_Post #1



Unless you have been in seclusion doing serious training, you would know that the greatest World Chess Championship of the new millennium has begun and Round 1 starts today at 8:30 pm AEST. The world champion is GM Viswanathan Anand and the challenger is GM Magnus Carlsen. The venue: Chennai, India.

Lots of information about the game can be found at the following sites:
Official website
Chessvibes (very good summary here)
Chessdom
Chessbase
TWIC
Crestbook - Preview by super-commentator GM Sergey Shipov (in Russian but link is to GoogleTranslate version)

Live video streaming: official website
All India Chess Federation (official Youtube Channel)

Mobile devices:
IOS (eg iPad) (free official app)
Android (free official app)

Live games can be followed:
Chessdom
TCEC
Chessbase - Playchess (pay subscription)
TWIC
ChessTV (pay subscription)
ICC ChessFM (note that ICC is offering first two days commentary free but there is a one month free trial for ICC membership.)
ChessTV with super-commentator GM Sergey Shipov (not sure whether it will be in English or Russian)


BUT if you wish to have an on the ground Australian GM commentary, go to crikey.com for a preview by GM Ian Rogers.  BUT only if you sign up (free 10 day trial) and post a comment or two will Crikey.com commission more articles from Ian Rogers. Please support fellow Australian.


Monday, 5 August 2013

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Lightning Competition


Dear Chess Players,
Our lightning competition starts on August 7th. If you wish to compete please reply to me before 6.00pm Tuesday, August 6th.

The preliminary rounds will start on Wednesday 7th at 7.30pm with the top 6 making it to the finals which will be played on the following Wednesday.
The competition will be a round robin format and the time limit will be 5 min for each player.



Regards,

Les Mikolajczyk

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

NSWCA Grade Matches

The annual NSW Chess Association Grade Matches (see here) competition has begun and in this year's event, Ryde-Eastwood has entered 4 teams. The following results/reports are taken from ChessChat and the excellent postings from David Webster.
In the U1500 division, there are eight teams - two from Harbord, two from Ryde-Eastwood, Norths, UNSW, Macquarie University and Optus. They will play a round-robin followed by the top four teams playing a round-robin finals series.

The U1700 division has four teams - Harbord, Norths, Ryde-Eastwood and UNSW and they will play a triple round-robin.

The U2000 division has five teams - Harbord, Norths, Ryde-Eastwood, UNSW and University of Sydney and they will play a double round-robin.
The composition of the teams and results to date (Rd 4):

U2000

#
Name
Rtng
Team
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3
Rd 4
Total
12
Donato Mallari
2002
Ryde Eastwood
5:L
17:L
1:W
24:L
1
13
Alana Chibnall
1879
Ryde Eastwood



25:W
1
14
Robert A Watson
1820
Ryde Eastwood
8:L
18:W
2:L
26:L
1
15
Lorenzo Escalante
1749
Ryde Eastwood
11:D
20:D
3:D

1.5
16
Egon Cardenas
1718
Ryde Eastwood
10:W
21:L
4:W
28:L
2

U1700

#
Name
Rtng
Team
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3
Rd 4
Total
14
Egon Cardenas
1718
Ryde Eastwood
19:D
8:W
2:W
19:W
3.5
15
Konrad Zielinski
1696
Ryde Eastwood
21:L



0
16
Christopher Ball
1693
Ryde Eastwood
23:W
9:W
4:D
21:L
2.5
17
Wulmar Abecina
1688
Ryde Eastwood
24:L
10:D
6:L
20:D
1
18
Shane E Dibley
1552
Ryde Eastwood

13:L
5:L
22:W
1

U1500

#
Name
Rtng
Team
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3
Rd 4
Total
39
Alan Marton
1431
Ryde Eastwood Checks
44:L
9:D

37:W
1.5
40
Greig Edwards
1406
Ryde Eastwood Checks
46:W
10:W
17:L
36:W
3
41
Vince Chiara
1326
Ryde Eastwood Checks
48:W
11:W
18:W

3
42
Fiona Shen
838
Ryde Eastwood Checks
45:W

23:W
33:W
3
43
Kevin Chan

Ryde Eastwood Checks

15:W
22:W
38:W
3
44
Peter Zekic
1545
Ryde Eastwood Mates
39:W
54:W
28:L
9:L
2
45
Les Mikolajczyk
1449
Ryde Eastwood Mates
42:L
53:L
31:W

1
46
James Hickey
1422
Ryde Eastwood Mates
40:L
51:W
29:W
12:W
3
47
Ivan Mitrovic
1400
Ryde Eastwood Mates

55:W
32:D
14:L
1.5
48
Kevin Shen
847
Ryde Eastwood Mates
41:L


16:D
0.5


It is good to see the tradition of juniors playing for the Club in the U1500 is continuing with Fiona and Kevin Shen. My son used to do the same.

Round 1
U2000
USYD 1-3 Harbord
Norths 2.5-1.5 Ryde-Eastwood
UNSW had the bye

U1700
Harbord 2-2 Norths
Ryde-Eastwood 1.5-2.5 UNSW

U1500
Harbord Knights 1-3 Harbord Rooks
UNSW 4-0 Norths
Ryde-Eastwood Checks 3-1 Ryde-Eastwood Mates
Macquarie University ?-? Optus
Round 2
U2000:
USYD 1.5-2.5 Norths
Ryde-Eastwood 1.5-2.5 UNSW
Harbord had the bye.

Norths lead with 5/8 after winning their first two games narrowly, but Harbord (3/4) and UNSW (2.5/4) have already had the bye. Ryde-Eastwood have begun with two close losses (3/8), while USYD (2.5/8) have been competitive but are 5th for now.

No players in the U2000 division have won both their games. Patrick Champion (Norths) has beaten Donato Mallari (2002) and drawn with Julian Kuan (2008) on Board 1.

U1700:
Norths 1.5-2.5 Ryde-Eastwood
UNSW 4-0 Harbord

UNSW have taken an early lead with 6.5/8 after a narrow win against a strong Ryde-Eastwood team (all players rated at least 1688) and a 4-0 win over Harbord. Ryde-Eastwood beat Norths to reach 50% (4/8), with Norths (3.5) just behind. Harbord drew with Norths in Round 1 and are on 2/8.

Three players - Adrian Miranda (UNSW), Clifford Tan (UNSW) and Christopher Ball (Ryde-Eastwood) have scored 2/2 so far.

U1500:
Optus 0-4 Norths
Macquarie Uni 1-3 Harbord Knights
Harbord Rooks 0.5-3.5 Ryde-Eastwood Checks
Ryde-Eastwood Mates 3-1 UNSW

The Ryde-Eastwood Checks are the only team to have won both their matches and lead with 6.5/8. UNSW, who lost 3-1 to the Checks, are 2nd with 5/8. There are three teams on 4/8.

Aaron Chin (Harbord Knights), Greig Edwards (Ryde-Eastwood Checks), Vince Chiara (Ryde-Eastwood Checks), Peter Zekic (Ryde-Eastwood Mates) and Ramon Lei (UNSW) have all scored 2/2.
Round 3
U2000
Harbord 1.5-2.5 Ryde-Eastwood
Norths 2-2 UNSW
USYD had the bye.

This competition continues to be extremely close, with only one game so far decided by a margin greater than 2.5-1.5. Norths lead with 7/12 ahead of Ryde-Eastwood (5.5/12), but Harbord and UNSW had already had a bye and were close behind on 4.5/8 (the two teams played last night and drew 2-2). USYD trails with 2.5/8 but have a strong team and will be looking to catch up when they visit Ryde-Eastwood tonight.

Patrick Champion has scored 2.5/3 on Board 1 for Norths, while Jonathan Yuen won his first two games on Board 4 for UNSW.

U1700
UNSW 3-1 Norths
Ryde-Eastwood 1.5-2.5 Harbord

Standings:
9.5 - UNSW
5.5 - Ryde-Eastwood
4.5 - Harbord, Norths

UNSW have a four point lead after the first leg of the triple round robin after winning their first three matches. Clifford Tan won his first three games for UNSW, while Egon Cardenas (Ryde-Eastwood) and Adrian Kong (UNSW) both scored 2.5/3 on Board 1.

U1500
Harbord Knights 2-2 Optus
UNSW 4-0 Harbord Rooks
Norths 1.5-2.5 Ryde-Eastwood Mates
Ryde-Eastwood Checks 4-0 Macquarie Uni

The Optus Chess Club scored their first Grade Match points in a 2-2 draw with the Harbord Knights. The Ryde-Eastwood Checks and UNSW are leading. In this division after all teams have played each other, the top four teams will play a round-robin finals series. Points from the preliminary stage do count in the final standings. Vince Chiara (Ryde-Eastwood Checks) is the only player who scored 3 points in the first three rounds.
Round 4
U2000
UNSW 2-2 Harbord
Ryde-Eastwood 1-3 USYD
Norths had the bye

Standings:
7 - Norths
6.5 - Harbord, UNSW, Ryde-Eastwood (Ryde-Eastwood have played one extra match)
5.5 - USYD

The top team had the bye this week, giving the other teams a chance to catch up. Neither Harbord nor UNSW could quite do so, a 2-2 draw putting them =2nd with one round left in the first leg of the double round-robin. USYD sent a strong team to Ryde-Eastwood and won 3-1, keeping them in touch with the leaders. The gap from first to last is just 1.5 points.

No players who have played more than one game have scored 100%. Patrick Champion (Norths) and Jonathan Yuen (UNSW) are on 2.5/3.

U1700
UNSW 1.5-2.5 Ryde-Eastwood
Norths 2-2 Harbord

UNSW finally lost a match, going down 2.5-1.5 to second place Ryde-Eastwood, but are still in the lead by 3 points. Harbord and Norths drew and are a further 1.5 points behind.

Egon Cardenas has scored 3.5/4 for Ryde-Eastwood, while Adrian Miranda and Clifford Tan have won all three games they have played for UNSW.

U1500
Norths 4-0 Macquarie Uni
UNSW 3.5-0.5 Harbord Knights
Ryde-Eastwood Checks 4-0 Optus
Ryde-Eastwood Mates 1.5-2.5 Harbord Rooks

UNSW and Ryde-Eastwood Checks extended their lead at the top. Neither team has yet confirmed their place in the finals, but have a chance to do so next week. It appears to be a four-way battle between the two Harbord teams, Norths, and Ryde-Eastwood Mates for the other two spots.

Four players - Vince Chiara, Fiona Shen and Kevin Chan (all Ryde-Eastwood Checks) and Henry Vo (UNSW) have scored 3/3 so far.


U2000 Team Cross Table

#Team NameTeam 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Team 5Total
1NorthsXXXX
2.522.57
2Harbord Diggers
XXXX1.5236.5
3Ryde Eastwood1.52.5XXXX1.516.5
4UNSW222.5XXXX
6.5
5USYD1.513
XXXX5.5


U1700 Team Cross Table

#Team NameTeam 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Total
1UNSWXXXX2.51.54311
2Ryde Eastwood1.52.5XXXX1.52.58
3Harbord Diggers02.5XXXX226.5
4Norths11.522XXXX6.5


U1500 Team Cross Table

#Team NameTeam 1Team 2Team 3Team 4Team 5Team 6Team 7Team 8Total
1Ryde Eastwood ChecksXXXX

3
3.544*14.5
2UNSW
XXXX413.54

12.5
3Norths
0XXXX1.5

449.5
4Ryde Eastwood Mates132.5XXXX
1.5

8
5Harbord Knights
0.5

XXXX1236.5
6Harbord Rooks0.50
2.53XXXX

6
7Optus0
0
2
XXXX
2
8Mac Uni0*
0
1

XXXX1