The Winter Cup will be starting on the 4th of September. It will be two round-robins Grades and a Swiss Grade. The Vega pages are linked on the 2017 tournaments page and the draws for the top two grades will be made and published later this week.
Please check that you are listed correctly as we will not be accepting late entries.
The final 3 games of the Spring Rapid we’re played on Monday the 28th of September.
Things started to heat up as players were paired against those a lot closer in rating.
Major upsets were:
- Jason Huang beat Rodney Li
- Leo Li beat Eric Wu
- Euan McDougall beat Roy Seabrook
Only 3 unbeaten players left (plus 2 more on 3.5)
Ben Hague beat Allen Fan to go into the sole led. Bruce Watson drew with Alphaeus Ang to put Bruce just half a point behind.
Big upsets this round were:
- Justin Zhao beat Andrew Michael
- Alex Nagorski beat Daniel Gong
- Euan McDougall beat Clinton Wells
- Hugh Gao beat Grant Burrows
- Tom Fu beat Caroline Yan
Around two-thirds of players too a bye in the last round.
On board one Ben Hague ended up a piece down againts Bruce Watson and while he defended the endgame for some time Bruce eventually won.
1st: Bruce Watson 5.5 points
2nd= Ben Hague and Alexei Kulashko on 5.0
4th= Gordon Morrell, Alphaeus Ang and Alex Nagorski on 4.5
Club Rapid results
The Club rapid championship is decided by adding the scores of players in both the Club Rapids.
1st: Bruce Watson on 10.5 ( 5 + 5.5)
2nd: Ben Hague on 10.0 ( 5 + 5 )
3rd: Gordon Morrell on 9.5 ( 5 + 4.5 )
4th: John Duneas on 9.0 ( 4.5 and 4.5 )
5th= Alpahaeus Ang & Alex Nagorski on 8.5