Autumn Cup after Round 1

The Autumn Cup is the first tournament using the new start time of 7pm. We didn’t quite make that but we were going around 7:10pm.

A couple of last minute entries means that we have a record of  70 Entries with 40 in A Grade and 30 in B Grade. This presents a problem with space, since we only have 32 boards at present. The 3 board shortage is bridged by byes and by starting a couple of games late. Specifically Shawn Hui and Charlotte Wen both arrive a late so they (and their opponents) will take over the first 2 boards that become free.

The Vega website is online for both grade:

Results in round one saw the top half playing the bottom half so there were only a few upsets.

In the A Grade

  • Scott Treanor beat Simon Lyall (who probably spent a bit too much time not looking at the board)
  • Richard Taylor took a draw against Virginia Milne while materially ahead but low on time and not having an easy path forward
  • Wayne McDougall got a piece ahead against newcomer Andrei Toporkov and converted it to a win.

B Grade upsets were:

  • Toby Zhang drew with Mathew Steadman
  • Isaac Yuan beat Temu Maroroa
  • Renae Ghadoali beat newcomer Gen Li

Looking forward to Round 2 I have created a draft draw for each grade below. This is very much a draft and any additional byes will cause changes.

As of now the byes for Round 2 are:

  • Stephen Peak
  • William Li (and also round 3)
  • Richard Taylor
  • Tom Fu (also for round 3)

If you are unable to play please contact Simon Lyall either via text (021 575 233) or email to contact @ . Normally you will get a half point bye.

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