Tr15. 2016 Twenty Minute Championship

The Geelong Chess Club 2016 Twenty Minute Championship is in progress.

Venue: Geelong Chess Club, 33 Myers Street Geelong
Format: 6-Round Swiss
Duration: two rounds per night over three Thursdays:
24th November, 2016
1st December, 2016
8th December, 2016

Time limit: 20 minutes per player, no increment.
Clocks Start: 7:30pm .
Director of Play: Michael Sugrue

Late entries
Players unable to play on the first night were granted a late entry.
Late entrants were awarded a 1 point bye, i.e. they will start their first match in round 3 on 1st December, with a score of 1 point.

Entries for the Tournament are now closed.

Postponements
Because of the tournament format, where two matches must be played each night, postponements are not permitted. Once entered, players must complete all matches.

Tiebreaks
If two players are tied for first place after 6 rounds, two 5-minute lightning matches will be played to decide an overall winner. If this is also tied, the players are both declared Champion.
In the event of more than two players being tied, the Buchholz system will be used to establish the top two finishers.

Enquiries: send email to geelongchessclub@gmail.com

Schedule

Thursday 24th November

Round 1

Matches went according to ratings; except where Owen Courtis held current Classical co-champion Geoff Barber to a draw.

No Name             Result   Name          

 1 Ristic, M (6)      0:1    Kara, B (1)   
 2 Sugrue, M (2)      1:0    Davis, G (7)  
 3 Wendrich, P (8)    0:1    Babic, Z (3)  
 4 Barber, G (5)     .5:.5   Courtis, O (9)

Round 2

Sugrue narrowly avoids defeat against Barboros Kara; Geoff Barber takes out the “battle of the Champions” against fellow co-Champion Zoran Babic.

No Name            Result   Name           

 1 Kara, B (1)      .5:.5   Sugrue, M (2)  
 2 Babic, Z (3)      0:1    Barber, G (5)  
 3 Courtis, O (9)    0:1    Ristic, M (6)  
 4 Davis, G (7)      1:0    Wendrich, P (8)

Standings at the end of Round 2

Place Name            Feder Rtg  Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

 1-3  Kara, Barboros        1878     1.5       2.5   2.5    2.5
      Sugrue, Michael       1867     1.5       2.5   2.5    2.5
      Barber, Geoff         1635     1.5       1.5   1.5    2.0
 4-7  Ristic, Mio           1551     1         2.0   2.0    1.0
      Daneshvar, Reza       1742     1         2.0   2.0    0.0
      Babic, Zoran          1752     1         1.5   1.5    2.0
      Davis, Geoff          1458     1         1.5   1.5    1.0
  8   Courtis, Owen         1321     0.5       2.5   2.5    1.0
  9   Wendrich, Paul        1370     0         2.0   2.0    0.0

Thursday, 1st December

The following players joined as late entries, and will commence play with a 50% score of one out of two points.

Reza Daneshvar
Ross Abraham
Jack Smith
Andrew Wemyss

Round 3

Barber and Sugrue emerge as front runners, winning their respective games:

No Name              Result   Name           

 1 Barber, G (6)       1:0    Kara, B (1)    
 2 Sugrue, M (2)       1:0    Babic, Z (3)   
 3 Daneshvar, R (4)    1:0    Davis, G (8)   
 4 Wemyss, A (5)       1:0    Abraham, R (9) 
 5 Ristic, M (7)       1:0    Smith, J (12)  
 6 Wendrich, P (10)    0:1    Courtis, O (11)

Round 4

Sugrue wins against Barber, despite blundering a pawn in the opening. Ristic and Daneshvar win through to take equal second place.

No Name            Result   Name            

 1 Barber, G (6)     0:1    Sugrue, M (2)   
 2 Wemyss, A (5)     0:1    Daneshvar, R (4)
 3 Abraham, R (9)    0:1    Ristic, M (7)   
 4 Kara, B (1)       1:0    Courtis, O (11) 
 5 Babic, Z (3)      0:1    Davis, G (8)    
 6 Smith, J (12)     1:0    Wendrich, P (10)

Thursday, 8th December

Round 5

Barboros Kara makes his apologies, and withdraws at the end of Round 4 – Paul Wendrich receives a bye point. Sugrue extends his lead to a full point after Barber holds Daneshvar to a draw.

No Name              Result   Name         

 1 Sugrue, M (2)       1:0    Ristic, M (7)
 2 Daneshvar, R (4)   .5:.5   Barber, G (6)
 3 Davis, G (8)        0:1    Smith, J (12)
 4 Courtis, O (11)     1:0    Wemyss, A (5)
 5 Abraham, R (9)      0:1    Babic, Z (3) 
 6 Wendrich, P (10)    1:0    BYE

Round 6

Daneshvar defeats Sugrue to tie up the Championship. Junior member Jack Smith also wins to share equal third place with Mio Ristic.

No Name              Result   Name            

 1 Sugrue, M (2)       0:1    Daneshvar, R (4)
 2 Ristic, M (7)       1:0    Barber, G (6)   
 3 Smith, J (12)       1:0    Courtis, O (11) 
 4 Babic, Z (3)       .5:.5   Wemyss, A (5)   
 5 Wendrich, P (10)    1:0    Abraham, R (9)  
 6 Davis, G (8)        1:0    BYE

Cross Table

No  Name            Feder Rtg   1    2    3    4    5    6  

1.  Kara, Barboros        1878  7:W  2:D  6:L 11:W   :    : 
2.  Sugrue, Michael       1867  8:W  1:D  3:W  6:W  7:W  4:L
3.  Babic, Zoran          1752 10:W  6:L  2:L  8:L  9:W  5:D
4.  Daneshvar, Reza       1742   :    :   8:W  5:W  6:D  2:W
5.  Wemyss, Andrew        1661   :    :   9:W  4:L 11:L  3:D
6.  Barber, Geoff         1635 11:D  3:W  1:W  2:L  4:D  7:L
7.  Ristic, Mio           1551  1:L 11:W 12:W  9:W  2:L  6:W
8.  Davis, Geoff          1458  2:L 10:W  4:L  3:W 12:L   :W
9.  Abraham, Ross         1400   :    :   5:L  7:L  3:L 10:L
10. Wendrich, Paul        1370  3:L  8:L 11:L 12:L   :W  9:W
11. Courtis, Owen         1321  6:D  7:L 10:W  1:L  5:W 12:L
12. Smith, Jack           1300   :    :   7:L 10:W  8:W 11:W

Final Standings

Place Name            Feder Rtg  Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

 1-2  Sugrue, Michael       1867     4.5      12.5  19.0   17.5
      Daneshvar, Reza       1742     4.5      11.5  17.5   13.0
 3-4  Ristic, Mio           1551     4        12.0  16.5   13.0
      Smith, Jack           1300     4        11.0  16.5   10.0
 5-6  Barber, Geoff         1635     3        13.5  20.5   13.0
      Davis, Geoff          1458     3        12.0  18.0    9.0
7-10  Courtis, Owen         1321     2.5      11.0  16.5    9.0
      Wemyss, Andrew        1661     2.5      11.0  14.5    8.5
      Babic, Zoran          1752     2.5       8.5  13.0    8.5
      Kara, Barboros        1878     2.5       7.0  14.0    6.5
 11   Wendrich, Paul        1370     2        10.5  13.5    3.0
 12   Abraham, Ross         1400     1        10.0  15.5    4.0

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