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2012 Grand Pacific Open Event Report

Page history last edited by roger patterson 7 years, 4 months ago

 

 

6th Annual Grand Pacific Open Event Report:

 

Ho hum, another year, another record attendance at the Grand Pacific Open to go with this year's record guaranteed prize fund of $5000.   This year's attendance of 120 flew by last year's record of 104 with players from (give or take) five different countries, seven different states, and four different provinces.  An added attraction was the participation of GM Hikaru Nakamura, 6th ranked in the world.   It is not common for a weekend tournament such as the GPO to have such a high profile name - this was a rare opportunity for BC players to see one of the best in the world in person in action.

 

As always, there were a number of side events starting with the BC Chess Challenge with 185 players and a four round Active for the adults.  The traditional midnight blitz tournament was held on Saturday and a bughouse event closed out the tournament.

 

The location, was the superb Hotel Grand Pacific situated in downtown Victoria on the waterfront, next to the BC legislature.   Next year's event is already booked for Easter 2013, March 29-April 1.   Make your plans now!.   More details will be forthcoming soon on this website, www.grandpacificopen.com.

 

Many thanks to our Sponsors and to those who have donated

Hotel Grand Pacific

Goddess Chess

Yaron Gvili

Bernard Callebaut Chocolates   15% OFF online orders until March 31st use code Spring12

Bard and Banker Scottish Brew Pub

 

 

PGN file of games:

 

Photos :  Lots more posted on Facebook (mostly untitled).

 

The venue Hotel Grand Pacific:  Easter is a good time to visit Victoria!

 

Chessboards as far as the eye can see....

 

If you're good, the Easter bunny visits, milk chocolate for white, dark for black.

 

The TD and most of the organizers along with Nakamura at the prize giving ceremony.

IA Mark S. Dutton (TD), Paul Leblanc (organizer), Hikaru Nakamura, Brian Raymer (organizer)

 

and the last organizer Roger Patterson (playing Nakamura)

 

 

Organizers:  Brian Raymer, Roger Patterson, Paul Leblanc

TD:  Mark S. Dutton, IA

Side event TD:  Elliot Raymer

 

 

 

 

Results:

 

BC Chess Challenge (180 players)  Results

http://www.bcjuniorchess.com/wp-content/uploads/Results-BC-Chess-Challenge-2012-a.pdf

 

GPO Active: (10 players)

Winner James Chan   Full Crosstable: (rated by the Victoria Chess Club)

 

Midnight Blitz: Midnight Blitz was a popular event again this year with 30 players taking part in a 5 double round tournament that finished just after midnight. Janak Awatramani was first with a score of 8.5/10. Jill Ding was first with 6.5/10 in the U1500 class. Alice Xiao and Ray Wu shared 1st in the U1800 class with a score of 6.0/10   Full Results

 

GPO Bughouse: The 2012 Grand Pacific Bughouse was a hotly contested event. An array of crazy teams battled it out in a 5 round swiss with 3 minutes on the clock.  In the end the Old Married Couple (Noam and Ben) took first with a score of 4/5 after a playoff with Magical Starfish (Jeremy and Janak).  Laser Team (Joshua and Neil) took 1st in the U12 class.  Full Results

 

Grand Pacific Open:  The Main Event: (120 players)

 

To no one's surpirse, GM Hikaru Nakamura took home first place with last year's champion, WGM Nino Maisuradze finishing in clear second. 

 

Nakamura, the eventual winner.

Nino Maisuradze (left), finished in clear 2nd.

 

 

Open Section:

1st: GM Hikaru Nakamura  $1150 + Trophy 6 points

2nd:  WGM Nino Maisuradze $700  5 points

3rd:  Nicolas Haynes, Lucas Davies, Alisher Sanetullaev, Jack Yoos, Jamin Gluckie, Howard Wu:  $75 each, 4.5 points

 

Top BC Player (qualifies for BC Closed):  Lucas Davies.

 

U2100:  Benedict Daswani (Trophy), Jason Cao, Janak Awatranami, James Chan,  $200 each. 4 points.

 

Top Women (Courtesy of Goddess Chess): Nino Maisuradze $80 5 points, Becca Lampman $70 3 points, Lan Ma $70 3 points,  Alice Xiao $60 2.5 points,  Polly Wright $50 2.5 points, Jill Ding $40 2 points.

 

Top Junior (Courtesy Yaron Gvili): Tanraj Sohal, Lionel Han $50 each 4 points.

 

Furthest travelled: Adrian Check (Austrailia!)

 

U1800 Section:

1st: Joshua Doknjas $400 + Trophy 5.5 points

2nd:  Mihai Ganea, David Hendricks $150 each 5 points.

 

U1500:  Luke Pulfer (Trophy), Yekta Saremi, Samuel Chen $200 each 4 points

 

Top Unrated: Kelsey Hannan $100 4.5 points

 

Biggest Upset: Neil Doknjas (673 point difference)  $100

 

Crosstables:

 

Premier Section

 

#

Player

Old

Perf

New

High

Results

Total

1

Nakamura, Hikaru

2731

2568

2745

2745

+19 +17 +5  +16 +2  +3

6.0

2

Maisuradze, Nino

2346

2460

2370

2370

+25 +24 +4  +9  -1  +11

5.0

3

Haynes, Nicolas

2320

2365

2326

2339

+61 =13 +40 +31 +20 -1

4.5

4

Sanetullaev, Alisher

2093

2293

2169

2169

+37 +34 -2  +13 =6  +16

4.5

5

Gluckie, Jamin

2156

2288

2200

2200

+38 +35 -1  =23 +27 +18

4.5

6

Davies, Lucas

2217

2183

2214

2244

+58 =40 =13 +44 =4  +17

4.5

7

Wu, Howard

2148

2167

2154

2257

+43 =29 -10 +42 +23 +20

4.5

8

Yoos, John C. (Jack)

2393

2135

2378

2483

+42 -12 +52 =18 +40 +9

4.5

9

Moffat, Andrei

2172

2250

2192

2321

+26 +32 +14 -2  +12 -8

4.0

10

Awatramani, Janak

1882

2182

2011

2011

=0  +45 +7  -20 =28 +40

4.0

11

Sohal, Tanraj S.

2208

2180

2205

2214

+36 =15 =18 +34 +14 -2

4.0

12

Daswani, Benedict

2041

2169

2072

2154

+49 +8  -16 +51 -9  +30

4.0

13

Cao, Jason

2033

2120

2057

2064

+57 =3  =6  -4  +22 +29

4.0

14

Kostadinov, Georgi

2124

2083

2121

2297

+41 +59 -9  +30 -11 +35

4.0

15

Chan, James

1998

2063

2019

2086

+67 =11 -20 =21 +38 +31

4.0

16

Kenney, Jason

2198

2179

2190

2205

+39 +23 +12 -1  =17 -4

3.5

17

Patterson, Roger

2062

2159

2076

2305

+66 -1  +36 +43 =16 -6

3.5

18

Cheng, Jack (Kun)

2026

2147

2056

2064

+22 =20 =11 =8  +44 -5

3.5

19

Han, Yiming

1926

2138

1969

1999

-1  +66 =21 +50 =31 =28

3.5

20

Laceste, Loren Brigham

2238

2108

2224

2238

+48 =18 +15 +10 -3  -7

3.5

21

Raymer, Elliot

1715

2060

1818

1858

=0  =0  =19 =15 +48 =24

3.5

22

Wu, Ruining (Ray)

1668

2025

1835

1835

-18 +48 +25 =24 -13 +58

3.5

23

Lo, Ryan

2006

2018

2013

2030

+46 -16 +37 =5  -7  +44

3.5

24

Dimitrijevic, Darko

2041

1935

2019

2147

+65 -2  +38 =22 =29 =21

3.5

25

Leblanc, Paul

1916

1898

1907

2136

-2  +65 -22 =41 +47 +43

3.5

26

Hui, Jeremy

1826

1855

1846

1848

-9  +67 =28 -27 +60 +42

3.5

27

Novak, Frantisek

1980

1826

1951

1980

-52 =53 +49 +26 -5  +41

3.5

28

Doknjas, John

2026

1815

1985

2097

=53 =51 =26 +52 =10 =19

3.5

29

Lai, Jingzhou (Peter)

1940

1919

1942

2006

+64 =7  -31 +33 =24 -13

3.0

30

Richardson, Ross

1970

1898

1956

2078

=0  =54 +41 -14 +51 -12

3.0

31

Chek, Adrian Carl

2089

1897

2053

2089

+63 =52 +29 -3  =19 -15

3.0

32

Phillips, Ryan

1972

1848

1956

1972

+56 -9  -43 +53 +37 -0

3.0

33

Caluza, Severo (Juni)

1782

1805

1787

1911

=0  -50 +59 -29 +52 =34

3.0

34

Murray, Michael A.

1941

1798

1921

1941

+60 -4  +54 -11 =43 =33

3.0

35

Lampman, Becca

1961

1784

1931

1961

+62 -5  -51 +57 +45 -14

3.0

36

Pitre, H. G.

1843

1774

1831

2078

-11 +47 -17 -45 +62 +51

3.0

37

Han, YiFei

1823

1743

1820

1932

-4  +60 -23 +61 -32 +56

3.0

38

Harris, Philip

1825

1719

1816

2105

-5  +56 -24 +55 -15 +53

3.0

39

Ma, Lan

1831

1644

1738

10

-16 =46 =55 +59 +56 -0

3.0

40

Trochtchanovitch, Pavel

2024

1985

2014

2100

+47 =6  -3  +58 -8  -10

2.5

41

Xiao, Alice Huanyi

1801

1857

1815

1843

-14 +64 -30 =25 +50 -27

2.5

42

Crook, David

1916

1847

1894

2013

-8  +63 =53 -7  +49 -26

2.5

43

Herdin, Matthew

1822

1821

1848

1848

-7  +62 +32 -17 =34 -25

2.5

44

Landingin, Jofrel

1821

1815

1830

1969

=0  +55 +50 -6  -18 -23

2.5

45

Cannon, Farley

1672

1807

1720

1720

=0  -10 =61 +36 -35 =48

2.5

46

Lundy III, George Wesley

1562

1717

1614

1614

-23 =39 -58 -47 +59 +61

2.5

47

Wright, Polly P.

1607

1690

1635

18

-40 -36 =64 +46 -25 +63

2.5

48

Aquino, Manfrei

1873

1684

1827

2031

-20 -22 +67 +65 -21 =45

2.5

49

Witt, Steven Alexander

1731

1662

1697

12

-12 =61 -27 +64 -42 +60

2.5

50

Vining, Cronin B.

2128

1635

2039

2128

=51 +33 -44 -19 -41 +55

2.5

51

Forman, Ken

1783

1862

1801

1836

=50 =28 +35 -12 -30 -36

2.0

52

Gedajlovic, Max

1429

1859

1516

1516

+27 =31 -8  -28 -33 =57

2.0

53

Lee, Andrew Quinton

1646

1797

1698

1698

=28 =27 =42 -32 =58 -38

2.0

54

Fields, Noah Dennis

1735

1756

1743

5

=0  =30 -34 =0  =0  -0

2.0

55

Hu, Kevin

1096

1685

1192

1192

=0  -44 =39 -38 +65 -50

2.0

56

Ding, Jill

1377

1678

1482

1482

-32 -38 +66 +63 -39 -37

2.0

57

Radic, Dejan

1682

1672

1679

1682

-13 =58 =0  -35 =61 =52

2.0

58

Brodie, Hugh

1863

1667

1814

2100

-6  =57 +46 -40 =53 -22

2.0

59

Sullivan, Brian

1587

1544

1573

1866

+0  -14 -33 -39 -46 +65

2.0

60

Lee, Daniel

1138

1600

1226

1226

-34 -37 =63 +66 -26 -49

1.5

61

Aykroyd, Colin D.

1874

1593

1803

2043

-3  =49 =45 -37 =57 -46

1.5

62

Rahemtulla, Adam

1286

1510

1332

1332

-35 -43 -65 +67 -36 =64

1.5

63

Tate, Bill

1770

1396

1693

2002

-31 -42 =60 -56 +64 -47

1.5

64

Griffin, Simon

0

1422

1422

6

-29 -41 =47 -49 -63 =62

1.0

65

Escandor, Manuel Omana

1713

1367

1641

1824

-24 -25 +62 -48 -55 -59

1.0

66

Pendergraft, Troy

1740

1226

1667

1749

-17 -19 -56 -60 +0  -0

1.0

67

Geng, Tian Tian

1500

1346

1467

1548

-15 -26 -48 -62 =0  -0

0.5

 

U1800 Section

 

#

Player

Old

Perf

New

High

Results

Total

1

Doknjas, Joshua

1473

1700

1646

1646

+40 +42 +7  +2  =3  +12

5.5

2

Hendricks, David

1620

1697

1661

1661

+30 +35 +26 -1  +14 +13

5.0

3

Ganea, Mihai

1578

1671

1633

1633

+37 +27 =15 +4  =1  +7

5.0

4

Hannan, Kelsey

0

1749

1749

5

+39 +10 =0  -3  +20 +16

4.5

5

Gibbs, Richard

1720

1523

1692

1720

=25 +19 -17 +46 +15 +10

4.5

6

Saremi, Yekta

1213

1534

1350

1350

-8  +29 +42 -10 +39 +32

4.0

7

Rotariu, Constantin

1656

1509

1627

1658

+24 +21 -1  +45 +17 -3

4.0

8

Stewart, Deron

1710

1500

1671

1715

+6  =11 =16 +15 -13 +17

4.0

9

Chen, Samuel

1105

1493

1289

1289

-53 +50 =35 =38 +27 +26

4.0

10

Hamm, Robert

1567

1493

1565

1721

+43 -4  +30 +6  +18 -5

4.0

11

Pulfer, Luke

1403

1483

1427

1445

+44 =8 =20 -18 +36 +29

4.0

12

Golden, Richard

1670

1483

1634

1670

+34 =16 =45 +27 +26 -1

4.0

13

Stephenson, Chris

1593

1417

1545

22

-15 +43 +36 +24 +8  -2

4.0

14

Han, Lionel

1577

1330

1546

1577

-33 +49 +34 +21 -2  +28

4.0

15

Gu, Liwen

1132

1643

1260

24

+13 +22 =3  -8  -5  +35

3.5

16

Talyansky, Seth David

1389

1599

1496

1496

+41 =12 =8  =20 +32 -4

3.5

17

Yonkman, Trevor

1387

1590

1481

1481

+31 =18 +5  +32 -7  -8

3.5

18

Haines, Duncan

0

1434

1434

6

+36 =17 =28 +11 -10 =21

3.5

19

Su, Michael

1305

1433

1355

1355

=32 -5  +48 =23 +37 =22

3.5

20

Lapi, Louis

1591

1429

1559

1642

+46 =28 =11 =16 -4  +34

3.5

21

Shao, Nathan

1326

1330

1356

1356

+50 -7  +37 -14 +24 =18

3.5

22

Geng, Li

1483

1198

1433

1433

+49 -15 -24 +33 +25 =19

3.5

23

Luttin, Shaun

1477

1444

1469

16

=0  +48 -32 =19 +45 -0

3.0

24

Richardson, Kai

1154

1352

1206

23

-7  +31 +22 -13 -21 +47

3.0

25

Yu, Robin

1300

1328

1331

1331

=5  -32 +40 =35 -22 +46

3.0

26

Paulson, Stewart

1457

1317

1432

1667

+29 +33 -2  +28 -12 -9

3.0

27

Burgert, Conrad

1300

1312

1322

1322

+38 -3  +33 -12 -9  +44

3.0

28

Milonas, Nikolas

1322

1285

1329

1329

+52 =20 =18 -26 +46 -14

3.0

29

Lin, Alex Y.

1282

1279

1280

11

-26 -6  +50 +30 +38 -11

3.0

30

Tapp, Ashley

1154

1227

1184

1184

-2  +41 -10 -29 +48 +42

3.0

31

Los, Zdenek

0

1108

1108

6

-17 -24 +49 -36 +40 +45

3.0

32

Ritchie, Charlie

1794

1279

1513

11

=19 +25 +23 -17 -16 -6

2.5

33

Doknjas, Neil

904

1263

1025

1025

+14 -26 -27 -22 +41 =36

2.5

34

Sharan, Praveer

1159

1229

1194

12

-12 +51 -14 +44 =35 -20

2.5

35

Xu, Jingzhi (Edwin)

1373

1179

1328

1373

+47 -2  =9  =25 =34 -15

2.5

36

Geng, Matthew

1199

1147

1187

1199

-18 +44 -13 +31 -11 =33

2.5

37

Hou, Frank

990

1113

1010

1104

-3  +52 -21 +42 -19 =39

2.5

38

Schwarz, Heiner

1727

1097

1622

1800

-27 -45 +47 =9  -29 +48

2.5

39

Taylor, James

1419

1065

1351

1800

-4  +40 -46 +41 -6  =37

2.5

40

Huang, Patrick

761

964

790

790

-1  -39 -25 +0  -31 +50

2.0

41

James, Rowan

0

961

961

6

-16 -30 +43 -39 -33 +49

2.0

42

Pulfer, Robert

0

915

915

6

+51 -1  -6  -37 +49 -30

2.0

43

Du, Daniel

888

903

870

892

-10 -13 -41 -47 +0  +51

2.0

44

Oesel, Kunga

0

885

885

5

-11 -36 +0  -34 +52 -27

2.0

45

Luo, Roger

1255

1365

1283

20

=0  +38 =12 -7  -23 -31

2.0

46

Enns, Edward

1116

1258

1136

1472

-20 +47 +39 -5  -28 -25

2.0

47

Mendoza, Paul

960

1018

995

10

-35 -46 -38 +43 +51 -24

2.0

48

Grover, Arpan

0

1020

1020

5

=0  -23 -19 +51 -30 -38

1.5

49

Yu, Rinna

811

830

799

816

-22 -14 -31 +52 -42 -41

1.0

50

Skala, Gregory

0

718

718

4

-21 -9  -29 =0  =0  -40

1.0

51

Richardson, Scott

649

645

647

12

-42 -34 +52 -48 -47 -43

1.0

52

Xie, Frank

0

537

537

5

-28 -37 -51 -49 -44 +0

1.0

53

Sullivan, Brian

1585

1505

1587

1866

+9  -0  -0  -0  -0  -0

1.0

 

 

 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

 

 

Previous Grand Pacific Opens

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2010 Grand Pacific Open

2009 Grand Pacific Open

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