Ristic Impresses at Vic. Country Championship

Mio Ristic put in a stunning performance at the Victorian Country Championship, held at the Geelong Chess Club on last Saturday and Sunday the 15th and 16th.

Although seeded in the lower half of the field of 32, Mio scored 4.5 out of 6 to share second place with former champion Mark Bruere. As well as his share of second prize he collected the top rating prize.

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Mio playing the black pieces against Leigh Healey in the last round. His win gained him second place and two lots of prize money.

Alistair Anderson was the next best local with 4/6.

Further details of the event can be accessed from  Chesschat  here

Or from Country Chess Victoria here

The final standings were:

Place Name              Loc  Club        Score

  1   Shumsheer Ghumman 1806 Flinders    5    
 2-3  Mio Ristic        1551 Geelong     4.5  (1st Reserve)
      Mark F Bruere     1919 Yea         4.5  
 4-8  Leigh Healey      1713 Bendigo     4    
      Alistair Anderson 1767 Geelong     4    
      Khosrou Ghafouri  1879 Portland    4    
      Rodney M Jacobs   1659 Ballarat    4    
      Samuel Trewin     1605 Yarrawonga  4    
9-16  Geoffrey Gill     1791 Geelong     3.5  
      Nigel Barrow      1823 Bendigo     3.5  
      Barboros Kara     1878 Geelong     3.5  
      Reza Daneshvar    1742 Geelong     3.5  
      Geoffrey Barber   1635 Geelong     3.5  
      Patrick Cook      1634 Ballarat    3.5  
      Patrick Lenne     1437 Drouin      3.5  (=2nd Reserve)
      Max J Mollard     1433 Bendigo     3.5  (= 2nd Reserve
17-20 Rod Hessing       1581 Geelong     3    
      Tom Nemaric       1357 Geelong     3    
      Alexander Harris  1315 Moe         3    
      Rob Loveband      1571 Ballarat    3    
21-24 Paul Wendrich     1594 Geelong     2.5  
      Gareth Mills      863  Bendigo     2.5  
      Ken Czuczman      1287 Bendigo     2.5  
      Andrew M Wemyss   1661 Geelong     2.5  
25-28 Kevin J Perrin    1606 Ballarat    2    
      Chris Charnley    1265 Warrnambool 2    
      Geoff Davis       1458 Geelong     2    
      Sue Ryan          700  Ballarat    2    
29-30 Jack Smith        1250 Geelong     1.5  
      Terence Mills     587  Bendigo     1.5  
 31   Patrick Giblin    800  Warrnambool 1    
 32   Ranura Jayakody   500  Geelong     0

And the cross-table:

No  Name               Feder Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Bruere, Mark F     VIC   1919 4.5   17:W 12:W  7:D  6:D  9:D  3:W
2.  Ghafouri, Khosrou  VIC   1879 4     18:W  9:L 20:W 13:W 15:W  5:L
3.  Kara, Barboros     VIC   1878 3.5   19:L 10:W 17:W 14:W  7:D  1:L
4.  Barrow, Nigel      VIC   1823 3.5   20:W 13:D 19:W  9:L 11:L 28:W
5.  Ghumman, Shumsheer VIC   1806 5     21:W 14:D 26:W  7:D  6:W  2:W
6.  Gill, Geoffrey     VIC   1791 3.5   22:W 15:W  9:D  1:D  5:L 13:D
7.  Anderson, Alistair VIC   1767 4     23:W 16:W  1:D  5:D  3:D 11:D
8.  Daneshvar, Reza    VIC   1742 3.5   24:W 19:L 18:W 15:L 20:W 22:D
9.  Healey, Leigh      VIC   1713 4     25:W  2:W  6:D  4:W  1:D 19:L
10. Wemyss, Andrew M   VIC   1661 2.5   26:D  3:L 24:L 32:W 21:L 29:W
11. Jacobs, Rodney M   VIC   1659 4     27:L 24:W 21:W 19:D  4:W  7:D
12. Barber, Geoffrey   VIC   1635 3.5   28:W  1:L 22:D 16:W 19:L 20:W
13. Cook, Patrick      VIC   1634 3.5   29:W  4:D 14:D  2:L 23:W  6:D
14. Perrin, Kevin J    VIC   1606 2     30:W  5:D 13:D  3:L 22:L 24:L
15. Trewin, Samuel     VIC   1605 4     31:W  6:L 23:W  8:W  2:L 17:W
16. Wendrich, Paul     VIC   1594 2.5   32:W  7:L 27:W 12:L 28:D 21:L
17. Hessing, Rod       WA    1581 3      1:L 28:W  3:L 24:W 26:W 15:L
18. Loveband, Rob      VIC   1571 3      2:L 25:W  8:L 23:L 27:W 31:W
19. Ristic, Mio        VIC   1551 4.5    3:W  8:W  4:L 11:D 12:W  9:W
20. Davis, Geoff       WA    1458 2      4:L 29:W  2:L 31:W  8:L 12:L
21. Lenne, Patrick     VIC   1437 3.5    5:L 30:W 11:L 27:D 10:W 16:W
22. Mollard, Max J     VIC   1433 3.5    6:L 31:W 12:D 26:D 14:W  8:D
23. Nemaric, Tom       VIC   1357 3      7:L 32:W 15:L 18:W 13:L 26:W
24. Harris, Alexander  VIC   1315 3      8:L 11:L 10:W 17:L 32:W 14:W
25. Czuczman, Ken      VIC   1287 2.5    9:L 18:L 32:D 28:L   :W 27:W
26. Charnley, Chris    VIC   1265 2     10:D 27:W  5:L 22:D 17:L 23:L
27. Smith, Jack              1250 1.5   11:W 26:L 16:L 21:D 18:L 25:L
28. Mills, Gareth      VIC   863  2.5   12:L 17:L 29:W 25:W 16:D  4:L
29. Giblin, Patrick          800  1     13:L 20:L 28:L   :W 31:L 10:L
30. Jayakody, Ranura         500  0     14:L 21:L   :    :    :    : 
31. Ryan, Sue          VIC   700  2     15:L 22:L   :W 20:L 29:W 18:L
32. Mills, Terence     VIC   587  1.5   16:L 23:L 25:D 10:L 24:L   :W
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