T05 Autumn Swiss

Commenced 20th April, 2017
Ended 18th May, 2017
Number of Rounds Five
Format Swiss
Rate of Play 60 minutes
Increment 30 seconds
ACF Rated
Tournament Type
Yes
Minor

Clocks Started 7pm on Thursdays.

Standings

Standings at the end of Round 5:

Pos NAME                 Rtg    Pts |   1     2     3     4     5    |  Buc1    BucT  
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  1 Sugrue, Michael      1898   4.0 | =W4   +B5   +W3   =B2   +W6    |   13.5    16.0 
  2 Babic, Zoran         1689   3.5 | =BYE  +B9   +W6   =W1   =B5    |   11.0    11.0 
  3 Barber, Geoffrey     1685   3.5 | +B10  +W8   -B1   =W5   +W9    |   10.5    12.0 
  4 Courtis, Owen M      1335   3.5 | =B1   -W6   +B11  +W7   +B8    |   10.5    11.0 
  5 Hessing, Rod         1568   3.0 | +B11  -W1   +B7   =B3   =W2    |   13.0    13.5 
  6 Ristic, Mio          1680   2.5 | =W7   +B4   -B2   +W8   -B1    |   13.0    15.0 
  7 Liu, Connor             0   2.5 | =B6   +BYE  -W5   -B4   +W11   |   11.0    11.5 
  8 Davis, Geoff         1409   2.0 | +W9   -B3   +W10  -B6   -W4    |   11.0    12.5 
  9 Smith, Jack             0   2.0 | -B8   -W2   +BYE  +W10  -B3    |   10.5    11.5 
 10 Benne, Theo             0   2.0 | -W3   +W11  -B8   -B9   +BYE   |    8.0     8.5 
 11 Slade, Daniel           0   1.0 | -W5   -B10  -W4   +BYE  -B7    |   10.0    10.5

 

Thursday 20th April, 2017 – Round 1

 1 Sugrue, Michael       .5-.5       Courtis, Owen M      
 2 Benne, Theo           0 - 1       Barber, Geoffrey     
 3 Ristic, Mio           .5-.5       Liu, Connor           
 4 Slade, Daniel         0 - 1       Hessing, Rod         
 5 Davis, Geoff          1 - 0       Smith, Jack

The club welcomed Connor Liu, playing his first Grand Prix event, and the return of Geoff Davis from Ballarat.

Connor defended well in his game, to secure a draw against Mio Ristic. Likewise, Owen Courtis held Michael Sugrue to a draw despite losing a pawn early in the match.

Thursday 27th April, 2017 – Round 2

The club welcomed 2017 co-champion Zoran Babic as a round two entrant (awarded a half point bye in Round 1).  Connor Liu was compensated a full point in lieu of his match.

 1 Barber, Geoffrey      1 - 0       Davis, Geoff         
 2 Hessing, Rod          0 - 1       Sugrue, Michael      
 3 Smith, Jack           0 - 1       Babic, Zoran         
 4 Courtis, Owen M       0 - 1       Ristic, Mio          
 5 Benne, Theo           1 - 0       Slade, Daniel

Thursday 4th May, 2017 – Round 3

 1 Sugrue, Michael       1 - 0       Barber, Geoffrey     
 2 Babic, Zoran          1 - 0       Ristic, Mio          
 3 Liu, Connor           0 - 1       Hessing, Rod         
 4 Davis, Geoff          1 - 0       Benne, Theo          
 5 Slade, Daniel         0 - 1       Courtis, Owen M      
 6 Smith, Jack           1F-0F       BYE

Thursday 11th May, 2017 – Round 4

The leader group tightens with Babic and Sugrue fighting to a draw; Ristic and Courtis both win through; Barber and Hessing are to play after the end of Round 5.

 1 Babic, Zoran          .5-.5       Sugrue, Michael      
 2 Barber, Geoffrey      .5-.5*      Hessing, Rod         
 3 Ristic, Mio           1 - 0       Davis, Geoff       
 4 Courtis, Owen M       1 - 0       Liu, Connor          
 5 Smith, Jack           1 - 0       Benne, Theo          
 6 Slade, Daniel         1F-0F       BYE

*Postponed match, which played on Thursday, 25th May.

Geoff Davis came close to winning his game against Mio Ristic – see their match in the games section.

Thursday 18th May, 2017 – Round 5

 1 Hessing, Rod          .5-.5       Babic, Zoran         
 2 Sugrue, Michael       1 - 0       Ristic, Mio          
 3 Davis, Geoff          0 - 1       Courtis, Owen M      
 4 Barber, Geoffrey      1 - 0       Smith, Jack          
 5 Liu, Connor           1 - 0       Slade, Daniel        
 6 Benne, Theo           1F-0F       BYE

Board 1 saw a fighting draw between Rod Hessing and Zoran Babic, allowing Michael Sugrue to finish half a point ahead.

Geoff Barber narrowly held off talented junior Jack Smith, to share equal second with Babic and Owen Courtis.

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