Autumn Cup round 3

Once again a reminder to text or call if you can’t play. It means we can schedule you for a half point bye rather than you getting zero points and somebody having to wait around but not get a game.

Results from this week

A Grade

  • Once again there was a draw on board one of A-Grade. John Duneas managed to to covert a R+P vs B+P endgame against Ben Hague into a winning  K+P vs K position but forgot his endgame theory at the critical moment and let Ben get away with a draw.
  • Further down the field Paul Macdonad was (I’m told) lucky to get a draw against Caroline Yan.
  • Over White had a good day in the A grade with 10 wins, 1 default win, 3 draws and 4 losses.
  • There are now only two players in A Grade with perfect scores (Mike Steadman and Bruce Watson) but there are another 4 rated 2200+ just behind them on 2.5.

B Grade

  • There are now 3 players in B Grade on 3 points plus 1 more on 2.5
  • Upset this week included Xinyang Liu beating Gaurav Pahuja , Ying Wang drawing against Pavlo Chudinov and Selena Hu beating Hugh Gao

The Vega website for the tournament is

Round 3

As of Wednesday the byes for round 4 are:

  • Saasha Ghadiali
  • Renae Ghadiali
  • Rashit Patel

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. Please let us know as early as possible.

The draft draw for both grades is below. Please remember that this may change if there are additional byes

Draft Draw - Austumn Cup, Round 4, A grade aut_r4b_ddraw