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EventReport2022

Page history last edited by roger patterson 5 months, 1 week ago

 

 

15th Annual Grand Pacific Open

 

 

Victoria, Easter 2022

 

 

Well, another year under the belt with over the board chess slowly coming back to ...well.. almost normal.   As with our other OTB tournaments in the last few months, attendance has been huge driven by a host of new players.   Early indications were for well over 200 players to which we frantically arranged extra equipment and space.   Registrations did slow down at the end but we still reached a record 184 participants with players from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Washington despite the uncertainties with travel and the COVID pandemic.     Owing to the pandemic, some of our usual side events were cancelled and it proved to be too difficult to bring in marquee players.

 

Notwithstanding the overall attendance, the Premier section was a bit smaller than usual.  As with our other recent tournaments, the stronger players haven't fully come back to the board yet.   Still, the section was highly competitive with a decided lack of draws among the top players.    The final round even featured one of the old time classical gambits in the two knights variation on board 1.  All of the favourites got taken out by somebody or the other at some point leading to a 5 way tie for first going into the final round.   When the dust settled after the last round, we had a 3 way tie at 5points between Amirsalar Javidfard from Quebec, Neil Doknjas, and FM John Doknjas.  Armirsalar had the tougher event and was himself responsible for taking out Team Doknjas resulting in his win on tiebreak, taking the trophy and becoming the 2022 Grand Pacific Open champion.   Neil has some other compensation though - it seems likely that he has gotten his last norm for the NM title.  The rest of the field was a point back from this.

 

The champion; Amirsalar Javidfard. 

2nd photo: The winners:  Paul Leblanc (organizer) John Doknjas, Neil Doknjas, Amidrsalar Javidfard, Elliott Raymer (TD)

 

    

 

A strong performance was also put in by the Top Woman winner, Erin Bian of Washington.    Despite finishing with a 50% score she likely finished with a 2150 or so performance rating, well above her pre-tournament rating, taking out FM Dale Haessel along the way.

 

Although some of our side events got cancelled due to COVID, the ever popular Midnight Blitz was held.   Free entry to one and all with a $200 prize fund.  65 players took part with Team Doknjas both winning 5-0.   You can find the crosstable and prizes here:

 

Many thanks to all of our Sponsors , volunteers and our TDs.

 

Games file (PGN):  Note: some games missing due to a computer hiccup.... 

 

 

Prize Winners  $7000 plus Guaranteed Prize Fund

(apologies to any misidentified in the photos...)

 

Premier

1st-3rd:   Amirsalar Javid (trophy), Neil Doknjas (BC Closed qualifying spot), FM John Doknjas:  $667 each.

4th-5th:  Andrew Hempstapat, FM Dale Haessel $125 each

U2100:  Leo Lin (Trophy), Tristan Taylor, NM Roger Patterson

Top Woman:  Erin Bian, Kate Jiang; $325 each.

 

NM Roger Patterson, Leo Lin;    Erin BIan

 

 

U2000:

1st: Zachary Liu (trophy) $400

2nd-3rd, top U1800:   Peter Qiu (trophy), Aiden Leong, Andrew Qiu; $242 each

U1800

2nd: Akki Mackay;  $150

3rd:  Chuyang Gu; $75

Top Woman: Gillian Mok; $175

 

Zachary Liu;    Andrew Qiu, Peter Qiu, Aiden Leong;    Nigel Hanrahan (Asst. TD)  Akki Mackay

   

 

U1700:

1st: Timur Zaruev (trophy) $200

Top Unrated: Tao Xie $100

2nd: Tyler Sanderson (+U1400 trophy)  $150

3rd-6th: Trevor Yonkman, Tyler Cruz, Peter Mingrone $19 each

U1400: Stephen Drake, Scott Gray, Peter Cheng;  $100 each

Top Woman

1st: Ingrid Del Prado $100

2nd: Zoe Francis $75

3rd: April Wang $75

 

Tyler Sanderson; Trevor Yonkman, Scott Gray

 

U1100

1st: Max Qian (trophy) $125

2nd: Oscar Wu (U900 trophy) $100

3rd-6th: Finn Nakayama, Julian Tang, Robert Senatorov (U900 trophy);  $25 each

Top Woman:

1st-2nd: Ivory Daffurn, YiChen Sun; $50 each

3rd: Irena Datcu-Romano $25

Top Upset: Scott Kouri (591 points) $50

 

 

Max Qian, Oscar Wu, Robert Senatorov, Zoe Francis

   

 

 

 

 

 

Organizers: Victoria Chess (Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson)

TDs:  Head TD: Elliot Raymer NA; Asst. TD: Nigel Hanrahan NA 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Standings:

 

Premier

# Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize Award(s)
1 Amirsalar Javidfard 2197 W24 W15 W3 W2 L6 W5 5.0 1st-3rd Trophy + $667
2 Neil Doknjas 2241 W20 W7 W13 L1 W4 W12 5.0 1st-3rd $667 + qual. spot for BC Closed
3 FM John Doknjas 2314 W32 W16 L1 W4 W7 W6 5.0 1st-3rd $667
4 Leo Lin 2083 W22 W5 W12 L3 L2 W14 4.0 U2100 1st-3rd $325
5 Andrew Hemstapat 2245 W23 L4 W9 W17 W8 L1 4.0 4th-5th $125
6 FM Dale Haessel 2238 W25 L13 W22 W18 W1 L3 4.0 4th-5th $125
7 Tristan Taylor 1999 W31 L2 W19 W10 L3 W15 4.0 U2100 1st-3rd $325
8 NM Roger Patterson 2056 L14 W11 W28 W15 L5 W13 4.0 U2100 1st-3rd $325
9 Patrick Angelo Tolentino 2204 W11 D14 L5 W24 D13 D10 3.5    
10 Andrew Xu 1810 D26 D19 W21 L7 W17 D9 3.5    
11 Jerry Wang 1882 L9 L8 D30 W31 W22 W21 3.5    
12 Patrick Huang 2240 W21 W18 L4 D13 D16 L2 3.0    
13 Erin Bian 1938 W29 W6 L2 D12 D9 L8 3.0 Top Women 1st-2nd $325
14 Geraldo Barbosa Landre 1810 W8 D9 D17 L16 W18 L4 3.0    
15 Stephen Forde 1805 W30 L1 W31 L8 W25 L7 3.0    
16 Sloan Christopher Setiadikurnia 2113 W28 L3 D24 W14 D12 U--- 3.0    
17 Bhavik Dave 1981 D19 W26 D14 L5 L10 W25 3.0    
18 Kate Jiang 1964 W27 L12 W25 L6 L14 W24 3.0 Top Women 1st-2nd $325
19 Ron Offengenden 1749 D17 D10 L7 D30 D20 W26 3.0    
20 Jingyun [Ryan] Yang 1930 L2 D31 D26 D28 D19 W27 3.0    
21 Hernan Javier Ledezma Panades 1920 L12 W27 L10 D29 W28 L11 2.5    
22 Isaac Trenton 1833 L4 W23 L6 D26 L11 W30 2.5    
23 Ethan Su 1930 L5 L22 W27 L25 D30 W32 2.5    
24 Ashton Taylor 1875 L1 W30 D16 L9 D26 L18 2.0    
25 Craig Bacon 1887 L6 W32 L18 W23 L15 L17 2.0    
26 Nathan Ping-Ying Wu 2054 D10 L17 D20 D22 D24 L19 2.0    
27 Houshyar Ghandi 1720 L18 L21 L23 W32 W31 L20 2.0    
28 Charles Wu 1855 L16 W29 L8 D20 L21 U--- 1.5    
29 Logan McLeod 1954 L13 L28 W32 D21 U--- U--- 1.5    
30 Michael A. Murray 2031 L15 L24 D11 D19 D23 L22 1.5    
31 Yauheni Basko 1804 L7 D20 L15 L11 L27 B--- 1.5    
32 Ivan Chepelev unr. L3 L25 L29 L27 B--- L23 1.0    

 

U2000

# Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize Award(s)
1 Zachary Liu 1770 W20 W13 W6 D11 W5 D3 5.0 1st Trophy + $400
2 Peter Yong Qiu 1633 W22 W10 D5 L7 W9 W6 4.5 2nd, 3rd, U1800 1st Trophy + $242
3 Aiden Leong 1775 L27 W21 W28 W17 W11 D1 4.5 2nd, 3rd, U1800 1st $242
4 Andrew Yu Qiu 1792 D26 D19 D27 W23 W16 W12 4.5 2nd, 3rd,
$242
5 Henry Yang 1800 W8 W28 D2 W18 L1 D7 4.0    
6 Ryan Leong 1890 W25 W27 L1 W12 W7 L2 4.0    
7 Alex Jiale Wang 1871 D11 W23 W16 W2 L6 D5 4.0    
8 Akki Mackay 1697 L5 D14 W22 D24 W13 W11 4.0 U1800 2nd $150
9 Chuyang Gu 1785 D23 H--- W19 H--- L2 W18 3.5 U1800 3rd $75
10 Leo Qu 1887 W15 L2 L12 D28 W17 W20 3.5    
11 Eric Jiang 1704 D7 W24 W13 D1 L3 L8 3.0    
12 Jofrel Landingin 1748 L17 W29 W10 L6 W14 L4 3.0    
13 Saul Magnusson 1915 W14 L1 L11 W26 L8 W16 3.0    
14 Jonathan Moore 1748 L13 D8 D20 W15 L12 W25 3.0    
15 David Crook 1710 L10 D22 D21 L14 W29 W23 3.0    
16 H. G. Pitre 1865 W29 D17 L7 W27 L4 L13 2.5    
17 Raymond Tangning Zhang 1474 W12 D16 D18 L3 L10 D21 2.5    
18 Jason Williamson 1895 D19 W26 D17 L5 D20 L9 2.5    
19 Philip Allan 1723 D18 D4 L9 D21 W27 U--- 2.5    
20 Kaiqi Qin 1652 L1 D25 D14 W22 D18 L10 2.5    
21 Joshua Imoo 1624 D24 L3 D15 D19 D25 D17 2.5    
22 Lucian Wu 1765 L2 D15 L8 L20 W26 W27 2.5    
23 Richard Ingram 1683 D9 L7 W29 L4 D24 L15 2.0    
24 Luis Eduardo Azmitia 1761 D21 L11 D25 D8 D23 U--- 2.0    
25 Frank O'Brien 1713 L6 D20 D24 H--- D21 L14 2.0    
26 Paul Leblanc 1689 D4 L18 H--- L13 L22 W29 2.0    
27 Gillian Mok 1679 W3 L6 D4 L16 L19 L22 1.5 Top Woman $175
28 Sujan Saravanan unr. B--- L5 L3 D10 U--- U--- 1.5    
29 Keath Rycroft 1702 L16 L12 L23 B--- L15 L26 1.0    

 

U1700

# Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize Award(s)
1 Timur Zaruev 1530 W58 W49 W9 W12 W11 W5 6.0 1st Trophy + $200
2 Tao Xie unr. W74 W47 W15 D4 W6 D8 5.0 Top Unrated $100
3 Tyler Sanderson 1352 W63 W16 W30 L11 W31 W13 5.0 2nd + Top U1400 Trophy + $150
4 Trevor Yonkman 1491 W42 W59 W25 D2 L5 W11 4.5 3rd $19
5 Tyler Cruz 1504 W66 D32 W28 W34 W4 L1 4.5 3rd $19
6 Stephen Drake 1335 W72 W17 D7 W10 L2 W23 4.5 U1400 1st-3rd $100
7 Scott Gray 1389 W60 W50 D6 D14 W16 D9 4.5 U1400 1st-3rd $100
8 Peter Mingrone 1421 W21 W13 L12 W33 W18 D2 4.5 3rd $19
9 Peter Qian Cheng 1346 W62 W24 L1 W27 W12 D7 4.5 U1400 1st-3rd $100
10 Eric Gu 1441 W38 D34 W32 L6 W45 W24 4.5 3rd $19
11 Mohammadsadra Zareei 1345 W56 W37 W23 W3 L1 L4 4.0    
12 Colin Sargent unr. W35 W57 W8 L1 L9 W47 4.0    
13 Aryan Mikaeili 1101 W68 L8 W57 W30 W35 L3 4.0    
14 Severo [Juni] Caluza 1572 W26 L25 W42 D7 W32 D21 4.0    
15 Gideon Tang 1400 W45 W31 L2 L18 W42 W33 4.0    
16 Zihao William Jiang 1113 W48 L3 W49 W39 L7 W30 4.0    
17 Mau-Seng Lee 1536 W53 L6 D38 W66 W34 D20 4.0    
18 Adrien Howard unr. L30 W67 W68 W15 L8 W35 4.0    
19 Azher Hossain 1470 D29 W54 D44 L26 W43 W36 4.0    
20 Nicholas Pei-Chang Wu 1035 D39 L44 W54 W59 W40 D17 4.0    
21 Borna Amjadi 1124 L8 D68 W71 W28 W47 D14 4.0    
22 Robert Hamm 1433 L33 W51 L45 W64 W58 W26 4.0    
23 James Zhang 1428 W27 W33 L11 D45 W38 L6 3.5    
24 Nicolas Pennie unr. W43 L9 W58 W44 D26 L10 3.5    
25 Wesley Russell 1325 W69 W14 L4 L31 W60 D27 3.5    
26 Panshul Mishra Jaiman 1208 L14 W69 W52 W19 D24 L22 3.5    
27 Ryan Bole Yu 1133 L23 W70 W48 L9 W39 D25 3.5    
28 Alexander Jin 1272 D51 W29 L5 L21 W54 W45 3.5    
29 Joey Xu 1155 D19 L28 W51 L32 W59 W44 3.5    
30 Lucas Wang 1297 W18 W40 L3 L13 W37 L16 3.0    
31 Shushrutha Bhatt 1079 W76 L15 W43 W25 L3 U--- 3.0    
32 Erwin Jun-Han Mok 1311 W41 D5 L10 W29 L14 D38 3.0    
33 Brenden Jiang 1133 W22 L23 W40 L8 W57 L15 3.0    
34 Johan Aljo 1196 B--- D10 W46 L5 L17 D41 3.0    
35 Tony Dong 1256 L12 W64 W62 W37 L13 L18 3.0    
36 Stephan Pepper 1227 W73 D46 L37 D41 W48 L19 3.0    
37 Pierre Maheux 1681 W71 L11 W36 L35 L30 W51 3.0    
38 Stefan Catona 1153 L10 W73 D17 W46 L23 D32 3.0    
39 Rhyland Barker 1343 D20 D52 W50 L16 L27 W60 3.0    
40 Owen Murphy 1478 W55 L30 L33 W50 L20 W58 3.0    
41 Mark Gulbinowicz 877 L32 W55 D66 D36 D44 D34 3.0    
42 Brad Chiu 1185 L4 W65 L14 W61 L15 W57 3.0    
43 Nico Huang 1262 L24 W63 L31 W62 L19 W65 3.0    
44 Emilian Holmgren 1302 D52 W20 D19 L24 D41 L29 2.5    
45 Anthony Zongyue Li 1119 L15 W76 W22 D23 L10 L28 2.5    
46 Nicholas Pulis 1472 W67 D36 L34 L38 W66 U--- 2.5    
47 Anders Palmgren 1478 D54 L2 W74 W53 L21 L12 2.5    
48 Elijah Shulman 1396 L16 W60 L27 W55 L36 D50 2.5    
49 Zhengyu Chen 1288 W75 L1 L16 L60 W63 D56 2.5    
50 Mathew Ashley 1119 W77 L7 L39 L40 W69 D48 2.5    
51 Mani Nayebi unr. D28 L22 L29 W74 W53 L37 2.5    
52 Ingrid Hernandez Del Prado unr. D44 D39 L26 L54 D67 W66 2.5 Top Woman $100
53 Paul Clarkson 1204 L17 W56 H--- L47 L51 W67 2.5    
54 Don Hack 1166 D47 L19 L20 W52 L28 W71 2.5    
55 Winston Huang 1185 L40 L41 W72 L48 W62 D59 2.5    
56 Bill Paley 1050 L11 L53 U--- W68 W71 D49 2.5    
57 Eoin O'Dwyer 1376 W64 L12 L13 W69 L33 L42 2.0    
58 Kai McGrady 1201 L1 W75 L24 W63 L22 L40 2.0    
59 Cypress Kouri 1239 W65 L4 H--- L20 L29 D55 2.0    
60 Zoe Francis 1100 L7 L48 W75 W49 L25 L39 2.0 Top Woman 2nd $75
61 Will Beatty 1606 H--- H--- U--- L42 W64 U--- 2.0    
62 Oliver Ye 1078 L9 W71 L35 L43 L55 W73 2.0    
63 Zack Zhou 1083 L3 L43 W73 L58 L49 W69 2.0    
64 Mats Philipzig 1089 L57 L35 W65 L22 L61 W72 2.0    
65 Bill Stafford unr. L59 L42 L64 W72 W74 L43 2.0    
66 Norman Batisse 1191 L5 W72 D41 L17 L46 L52 1.5    
67 April Wang 1160 L46 L18 L69 W73 D52 L53 1.5 Top Woman 3rd
$75
68 Gilles Bruneau 1393 L13 D21 L18 L56 L72 W75 1.5    
69 Marc Moisan 909 L25 L26 W67 L57 L50 L63 1.0    
70 Nigel Hanrahan 1516 H--- L27 H--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0    
71 Iain Ireland 1220 L37 L62 L21 W75 L56 L54 1.0    
72 Jason Imoo 920 L6 L66 L55 L65 W68 L64 1.0    
73 James Sweet unr. L36 L38 L63 L67 W75 L62 1.0    
74 Primo Mergal 1140 L2 H--- L47 L51 L65 U--- 0.5    
75 Alan M Kell unr. L49 L58 L60 L71 L73 L68 0.0    
76 Viktor Zakharchuk 1347 L31 L45 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0    
77 Matthew Freitag 1406 L50 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0    

 

U1100

# Name Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Prize Award(s)
1 Max Qian 766 W16 W32 W10 W3 D6 W7 5.5 1st Trophy + $125
2 Oscar Wu 866 W23 W37 L3 W30 W21 W6 5.0 2nd + Top U900 Trophy + $100
3 Finn Nakayama 1017 W45 W14 W2 L1 W20 D4 4.5 3rd-5th $25
4 Julian Tang 941 W39 W33 D8 D20 W14 D3 4.5 3rd-5th $25
5 Robert Senatorov 839 L20 W39 W23 D16 W8 W17 4.5 3rd-5th
$25
6 Sherwin Garcia 887 W46 W12 D7 W9 D1 L2 4.0    
7 Edward Taylor 1005 W24 W13 D6 D8 W15 L1 4.0    
8 Walter Zhang 791 W44 W21 D4 D7 L5 W22 4.0    
9 Zekai Zhang unr. W34 W28 D11 L6 W19 D15 4.0    
10 Bill Wang 980 W30 W22 L1 L14 W29 W20 4.0    
11 Mike Zhang 906 W40 D20 D9 D19 D16 W24 4.0    
12 Huy Nguyen unr. W18 L6 W13 L15 W33 W31 4.0    
13 Glyn Zhu 587 W29 L7 L12 W44 W23 W21 4.0    
14 Minh Quan Pham 644 W25 L3 W32 W10 L4 D16 3.5    
15 Aaron Holmgren 857 L22 W17 W44 W12 L7 D9 3.5    
16 Seth Miller unr. L1 W34 W35 D5 D11 D14 3.5    
17 Zavosh Karimian unr. D26 L15 W42 W31 W18 L5 3.5    
18 Kai Zhang 738 L12 W40 W22 D29 L17 W28 3.5    
19 Dinesh Chanchalani unr. L43 W41 W25 D11 L9 W30 3.5    
20 Nam Minh Luong unr. W5 D11 W31 D4 L3 L10 3.0    
21 Yao Wang unr. W42 L8 W26 W28 L2 L13 3.0    
22 Martin Lorenz unr. W15 L10 L18 W35 W34 L8 3.0    
23 Duke Liu unr. L2 W38 L5 W36 L13 W35 3.0    
24 Ivory Daffurn unr. L7 L29 W46 W27 W25 L11 3.0 Top Woman $50
25 YiChen Sun unr. L14 W45 L19 W38 L24 W34 3.0 Top Woman $50
26 Zachary Chua 909 D17 L36 L21 D45 W40 W33 3.0    
27 Ed Wesenberg unr. L31 L30 B--- L24 W45 W38 3.0    
28 Irena Datcu-Romano 693 W41 L9 W37 L21 D30 L18 2.5 Top Woman 3rd $25
29 Tyler Thomassen unr. L13 W24 W33 D18 L10 U--- 2.5    
30 Ryan Delainey unr. L10 W27 W36 L2 D28 L19 2.5    
31 Scott Kouri 446 W27 H--- L20 L17 W36 L12 2.5 Top Upset (591 pts) $50
32 Gavin Wang unr. W38 L1 L14 L33 D41 W39 2.5    
33 Micah Chow unr. W36 L4 L29 W32 L12 L26 2.0    
34 Bismark Li 200 L9 L16 W40 W37 L22 L25 2.0    
35 Lisem Lau 655 L37 W46 L16 L22 W44 L23 2.0    
36 Malcolm Blanchard 1037 L33 W26 L30 L23 L31 W46 2.0    
37 Wade Sharples unr. W35 L2 L28 L34 L38 B--- 2.0    
38 Coen Holmgren 584 L32 L23 W39 L25 W37 L27 2.0    
39 Alexa Holder unr. L4 L5 L38 W41 W46 L32 2.0    
40 Kobe Kouri unr. L11 L18 L34 B--- L26 W45 2.0    
41 Marko Radic unr. L28 L19 D45 L39 D32 D42 1.5    
42 James Wang 533 L21 L44 L17 L46 B--- D41 1.5    
43 Johan Aljo 1196 W19 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0    
44 Brendan McDougall unr. L8 W42 L15 L13 L35 U--- 1.0    
45 Michael Cotten unr. L3 L25 D41 D26 L27 L40 1.0    
46 Derek Liu unr. L6 L35 L24 W42 L39 L36 1.0    

 

   

Previous Grand Pacific Opens

 

2022 Grand Pacific Open

2021 Grand Pacific Open (online)

2019 Grand Pacific Open

2018 Grand Pacific Open

2017 Grand Pacific Open

2016 Grand Pacific Open

2015 Grand Pacific Open

2014 Grand Pacific Open

2013 Grand Pacific Open

2012 Grand Pacific Open

2011 Grand Pacific Open

2010 Grand Pacific Open

2009 Grand Pacific Open

2008 Grand Pacific Open

2007 Grand Pacific Open

 

 

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