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Event Report 2015 GPO

Page history last edited by roger patterson 5 years, 5 months ago

9th Annual Grand Pacific Open

Easter 2015

Victoria, BC

 

 

The 9th Annual Grand Pacific Open drew 114 or 116 entries depending on whether one counts floaters or not.   Not quite a record but still a good turnout.   Players came from 8 different provinces and states including two not normally showing up in the CFC tournament database:  Saskatchewan and North West Territories! 

 

The fight at the top was tough this year.   By round 2, none of the top 4 favourites had managed to win all their "easy" games - all of them giving up a half point (and in some cases, lucky the damage wasn't more).   When all was said and done, 5 points was the magic number to win with BC Junior Champion John Doknjas and BC Champion FM Jason Cao tying for first place with John taking the trophy on tiebreak.    As I understand it, this is also John's final norm for the NM title so he can finally put some letters in front of his name :-).  As all of the higher finishing players have already qualified, IM Bindi Cheng took the qualifying spot for the BC Closed although I don't think he was too worried about not qualifying by rating :-0.

 

Games, crosstables, photos, and results from the side events are all listed below.    If you are playing through some of the games, you can't go wrong looking at Day-Roback (an example of the extreme hyper modernism that used to be typical of Canadian and especially BC Chess) and Cao-Day, a real barn burner that didn't quite work out.    One has the impression that Lawrence Day should have gotten more points out of those games than the half point he did get.  Points for chess creativity!

 

As always thanks to our sponsors, all the individual donors, and volunteers who all helped to make the event happen.   Also thanks to our TD Mark S. Dutton IA and our side event TD Elliot Raymer.

 

The winniners Jason Cao and John Doknjas sandwiched between organizers Paul Leblanc and Roger Patterson

 

 

Organizers: Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson

TD:  Mark S. Dutton, IA, IO

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Grand Pacific Opens

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

 

 

VYCC Results

 

Midnight Blitz Results

 

Bughouse Results

 

Game pgn file: 

 

Photos:

Blue Giraffe Photography:

Mark S. Dutton Facebook Page:

GPO Facebook page: (mostly by Victoria Doknjas)

 

 

Prize Winners:

 

 

Premier Section:   
1st -2nd  John Doknjas $800+trophy, Jason Cao $800
3rd (tie)   Tanraj Sohal, Bindi Cheng & Harry Moore $135 each

Qualification spot to BC Closed:   Bindi Cheng

U2100: 

1st:   Roger Patterson  $475+trophy

2nd (tie) Luke Pulfer, Richard Ingram, Peter Kalisvaart, Anthony He, Joe Roback; $75 each


U1900 Section:  

1st-3rd:  Kent Cronin  (trophy),  Arthur Milne (U1700 trophy), Neil Doknjas $370 each
U1700:

1st: Arthur Milne $370 + trophy
2nd:  Praver Sharan $250

U1400 Section:  
1st:  Zdenek Los $200+trophy
2nd (tie):  Dylan Fox, Daniel Shubin;  $50 each
U1000

1st Daniel Wang (trophy)

 

Other Prizes:

Top Women:
1st: Becca Lampman $80
2nd: Naomi Bashkansky $70
3rd: Annka Zhou $60
4th: Anna Van $50
5th: Anastasia Sasata
  $40 

 Unrated (top score in any section) Semion Cepoi $100

Biggest Upset: Denman Hertz; (523 points) $100

 

 

Standings:

 

FINAL Standings. 9th Annual Grand Pacific Open: PREMIER SECTION

 

# Place Name Rtng Post St Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot TBrk[C] TBrk[O] Prize
1 1-2 John Doknjas 2293 2310 BC +37 +8 +10 +6 =2 =3 5 19.5 87  
2   FM Jason Cao 2394 2399 BC +24 =9 +13 +12 =1 +6 5 17.5 87  
3 3-5 NM Tanraj S Sohal 2331 2343 BC +43 =13 +29 =4 +7 =1 16.5 78  
4   IM Bindi Cheng 2495 2483 ON +22 =17 +16 =3 =5 +13 16 80  
5   NM Harry Moore 2174 2200 BC +44 -15 +37 +9 =4 +11 15 67.5  
6 6-9 NM Howard Wu 2225 2227 BC +36 +23 +15 -1 +10 -2 4 17 82.5  
7   NM Robert Sasata 2374 2358 SK =32 +21 +17 +14 -3 =8 4 15.5 76  
8   NM Roger Patterson 2095 2117 BC +41 -1 +25 +15 =11 =7 4 14.5 74  
9   James Chan 2135 2133 BC X--- =2 +28 -5 =18 +26 4 13.5 64.5  
10 10-20 Luke Pulfer 1984 2021 BC +34 +11 -1 +21 -6 =16 14.5 80.5  
11   NM Butch Villavieja 2207 2194 BC +35 -10 +20 +22 =8 -5 14 73.5  
12   IM Lawrence Day 2206 2199 ON +38 =19 +18 -2 =16 =17 14 73  
13   Ruining [Ray] Wu 2106 2136 BC +25 =3 -2 +35 +14 -4 13.5 80  
14   Joshua Doknjas 2141 2120 BC =39 +40 +19 -7 -13 +21 13 66  
15   Richard Ingram 1869 1955 BC +42 +5 -6 -8 =35 +30 13 65.5  
16   NM Jason Kenney 2130 2126 BC =40 +39 -4 +19 =12 =10 12.5 69.5  
17   Peter Kalisvaart 2036 2056 BC +45 =4 -7 =36 +25 =12 12.5 65  
18   Anthony Bi He 2020 2048 US H--- +30 -12 +23 =9 =20 12 58  
19   Joe Roback 2016 2017 BC +27 =12 -14 -16 +40 +28 11.5 65  
20   Becca Lampman 2103 2084 US =30 +33 -11 H--- +28 =18 11.5 53  
21 21-27 Aiden Zhou 1654 1780 BC +31 -7 +24 -10 +22 -14 3 12 70.5  
22   Curtis Lister 1968 1959 BC -4 +44 +27 -11 -21 +38 3 10 61  
23   Michael A Murray 2145 2098 US +26 -6 =35 -18 =38 +39 3 10 60  
24   Pavel Trochtchanovitch 1958 1926 BC -2 +26 -21 +39 =30 =27 3 9.5 62.5  
25   Juni Caluza Severo 1768 1844 BC -13 +43 -8 +32 -17 +35 3 9 60  
26   Kevin Low 1800 1878 BC -23 -24 +42 +43 +36 -9 3 9 47  
27   Houshyar Ghandi 1608 1666 BC -19 B--- -22 =38 +37 =24 3 8 45  
28 28-34 WCM Naomi Bashkansky 1721 1813 US =29 +42 -9 +31 -20 -19 11 56  
29   Noah Dennis Fields 2103 2092 US =28 +32 -3 H--- H--- U--- 9.5 35  
30   Colin D Aykroyd 1761 1791 BC =20 -18 =38 +44 =24 -15 9 57  
31   Charlie Ozkan 2041 1965 BC -21 =38 +45 -28 =33 =34 8 45  
32   Rod Brown 1916 1896 BC =7 -29 =39 -25 +41 =33 7.5 51  
33   Darren Bates 1792 1807 BC H--- -20 H--- =37 =31 =32 7 34  
34   Semion Cepoi unr. 1422 NT -10 -35 -44 +42 +43 =31 5.5 40.5  
35 35-42 Ross Richardson 1893 1885 BC -11 +34 =23 -13 =15 -25 2 8 65  
36   Philip Allan 1895 1878 BC -6 =45 +40 =17 -26 U--- 2 8 47.5  
37   Paul Leblanc 1897 1860 BC -1 +41 -5 =33 -27 =40 2 7 59  
38   Jim Green 1877 1863 MB -12 =31 =30 =27 =23 -22 2 7 59  
39   Frederick A Davis 1795 1805 US =14 -16 =32 -24 +45 -23 2 7 55  
40   Arjun Thomas 1776 1783 WA =16 -14 -36 +45 -19 =37 2 6.5 54.5  
41   Alec Chung 1705 1692 BC -8 -37 -43 B--- -32 +45 2 3 35.5  
42   NM Georgi Kostadinov 2201 2146 AB -15 -28 -26 -34 B--- +43 2 2 42.5  
43 43-44 Leo Qu 1901 1844 BC -3 -25 +41 -26 -34 -42 1 4 45  
44   Mahmoud Samy 1859 1841 AB -5 -22 +34 -30 U--- U--- 1 4 39.5  
45 45 Jobin Jose 1650 1620 BC -17 =36 -31 -40 -39 -41 ½ 2.5 45  

 

 

SwissSys Standings. 9th Annual Grand Pacific Open: UNDER 1900 SECTION

 

# Place Name Rtng Post St Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot TBrk[C] TBrk[O] Prize
1 1-3 Kent Cronin 1739 1769 BC +27 +35 +5 =7 +4 =2 5 19 85.5  
2   Arthur Milne 1647 1779 AB +37 +22 =11 +12 +9 =1 5 18.5 78  
3   Neil Doknjas 1634 1730 BC +31 =7 +30 =11 +14 +12 5 17 76.5  
4 4-6 Michael Su 1715 1719 BC +45 +42 =13 +8 -1 +11 17 74.5  
5   Praveer Sharan 1591 1703 US +47 +6 -1 +34 =11 +19 16 71.5  
6   Maven Zheng 1761 1755 BC +26 -5 +37 =27 +16 +15 14.5 65.5  
7 7-10 Duncan Haines 1772 1757 BC +41 =3 +17 =1 =15 =8 4 15.5 79.5  
8   Victor Zheng 1539 1667 BC +9 =12 +16 -4 +28 =7 4 15 82.5  
9   George Kosinski 1819 1784 BC -8 +36 +18 +13 -2 +21 4 13 78.5  
10   Annika Zhou 1525 1567 BC -22 =23 =36 +37 +34 +24 4 10.5 54  
11 11-20 Bill Tate 1744 1723 BC +38 +18 =2 =3 =5 -4 15.5 86  
12   Ken Forman 1764 1730 BC +33 =8 +21 -2 +13 -3 14.5 82.5  
13   Jim Guo 1256 1422 BC +32 +14 =4 -9 -12 +28 14 75.5  
14   Patrick Huang 1675 1630 BC +23 -13 +35 +17 -3 =18 13.5 72.5  
15   Matthew Geng 1642 1625 BC -35 +38 +39 +29 =7 -6 13 59  
16   Philip Harris 1653 1649 BC +29 =34 -8 +32 -6 +23 12.5 66.5  
17   Daniel Chen 1250 1346 BC B--- +24 -7 -14 =20 +27 12 57.5  
18   Ethan Low 1503 1581 BC +19 -11 -9 +42 +25 =14 11.5 70  
19   Hanniegn G. Pitre 1762 1712 US -18 =26 +42 +30 +27 -5 11.5 61.5  
20   John Remillard 1608 1553 MB -42 -27 B--- +35 =17 +31 8 46  
21 21-26 Dylan Parker 1630 1598 BC =39 +43 -12 =23 +36 -9 3 11.5 56.5  
22   David Crook 1815 1746 BC +10 -2 -27 +26 -23 +38 3 10 63  
23   Daniel Du 1334 1436 BC -14 =10 +40 =21 +22 -16 3 10 61.5  
24   Pablo Diemecke 1742 1670 BC =30 -17 =26 +39 +29 -10 3 10 54  
25   Cliff Jones 1689 1622 BC =43 =39 -29 +38 -18 +35 3 9.5 46  
26   Kevin Li 1483 1551 BC -6 =19 =24 -22 +37 +34 3 7.5 62  
27 27-33 Nicholas Peters 1428 1464 BC -1 +20 +22 =6 -19 -17 10.5 75  
28   Peter Kenyon 1624 1551 BC =36 -30 +45 +31 -8 -13 10 58.5  
29   Justin Wan 1318 1390 BC -16 +40 +25 -15 -24 =33 9.5 55  
30   Kai Wang 1437 1450 BC =24 +28 -3 -19 -31 +43 9 62.5  
31   Alex Reny 1284 1328 BC -3 +33 H--- -28 +30 -20 8.5 50.5  
32   Robert L Barron 1595 1537 BC -13 =45 +43 -16 -33 +36 7.5 50.5  
33   Louis Lapi 1510 1468 BC -12 -31 +47 -36 +32 =29 6.5 49  
34 34-41 Nigel Hanrahan 1791 1713 BC +40 =16 H--- -5 -10 -26 2 10 50  
35   Frank Hou 1293 1339 BC +15 -1 -14 -20 +45 -25 2 8 67  
36   Ping Yu 1264 1314 BC =28 -9 =10 +33 -21 -32 2 8 59  
37   Paul Clarkson 1317 1339 BC -2 +41 -6 -10 -26 +45 2 6 58.5  
38   Joseph Mitchell Comeau 1471 1472 ON -11 -15 +41 -25 +39 -22 2 6 57  
39   An Yu 1272 1285 BC =21 =25 -15 -24 -38 B--- 2 5.5 50  
40   Robert Hao 1519 1465 BC -34 -29 -23 =41 =43 +42 2 3.5 45.5  
41   Mau-Seng Lee 1518 1463 BC -7 -37 -38 =40 =42 +47 2 3.5 39  
42 42-43 Lucian Wu 1257 1280 BC +20 -4 -19 -18 =41 -40 7 55  
43   Ryan Leong 1368 1363 BC =25 -21 -32 =45 =40 -30 5.5 45  
44 44-47 Houshyar Ghandi 1608 1610 BC U--- +47 U--- U--- U--- U--- 1 5 1  
45   Callum Lehingrat 1415 1366 BC -4 =32 -28 =43 -35 -37 1 4 54  
46   Alec Chung 1705 1706 BC U--- U--- U--- +47 U--- U--- 1 3 1  
47   Quinton Burrows 1142 1130 BC -5 -44 -33 -46 B--- -41 1 1 34  

 

 

SwissSys Standings. 9th Annual Grand Pacific Open: UNDER 1400 SECTION

 

# Place Name Rtng Post St Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot TBrk[C] TBrk[O] Prize
1 1 Zdenek Los 1066 1160 BC +15 +5 +9 +16 +2 +4 6 21 78  
2 2-3 Dylan Fox 1005 1035 BC =20 +11 +3 +6 -1 +5 16 84  
3   Daniel Shubin 1142 1142 US +8 =7 -2 +14 +10 +9 14.5 76  
4 4-7 Daniel Wang 836 880 BC +21 +15 -6 +8 +16 -1 4 16 69.5  
5   Brandon Zhu 871 903 BC +29 -1 +13 +12 +9 -2 4 15 71  
6   Brian Butchart 1183 1149 BC +13 =10 +4 -2 =7 +11 4 14.5 79.5  
7   Edward Enns 961 989 BC +19 =3 -10 +11 =6 +16 4 13.5 72  
8 8 Andrew Xu 757 837 BC -3 +19 +17 -4 +18 =10 11.5 66  
9 9-15 Kevin Butchart 1098 1062 BC +12 +17 -1 +10 -5 -3 3 14 83  
10   Alexander Sasata 964 965 SK +23 =6 +7 -9 -3 =8 3 13 71  
11   Denman Hertz 516 584 BC +18 -2 +27 -7 +21 -6 3 12 60  
12   Anna Van 675 725 BC -9 +21 +14 -5 +13 U--- 3 11 51.5  
13   Ethan Su 760 761 BC -6 +25 -5 +27 -12 +18 3 9 52  
14   Jordan Lathwell 796 806 BC -22 +23 -12 -3 +17 +19 3 8 49  
15   Jason Qian 563 563 BC -1 -4 -20 B--- +27 +21 3 5 52  
16 16-17 Anastasia Sasata 1024 984 SK +27 H--- +18 -1 -4 -7 12 61  
17   Brian Parker 901 846 BC +25 -9 -8 =21 -14 +23 8.5 43  
18 18-19 Nancy Zhou 1039 944 BC -11 +20 -16 +19 -8 -13 2 8 57.5  
19   Michael Luo unr. 1667 BC -7 -8 +25 -18 +23 -14 2 6 45  
20 20-21 Xuanying [Shirley] Yu 277 333 BC =2 -18 +15 U--- U--- U--- 7 29  
21   Anthony Xu unr. 1468 BC -4 -12 +23 =17 -11 -15 5.5 55.5  
22 22-26 Daniel Chen 1250 1252 BC +14 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 1 6 8  
23   Jeremy Liang unr. 1703 BC -10 -14 -21 +25 -19 -17 1 3 42  
24   Quinton Burrows 1142 1144 BC U--- U--- U--- U--- +25 U--- 1 2 1  
25   Zixuan Ren unr. 1567 BC -17 -13 -19 -23 -24 +27 1 1 31  
26   An Yu 1272 1275 BC U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- +28 1 1 2.5  
27 27-28 Yongjian Li 317 317 BC -16 =28 -11 -13 -15 -25 ½ 2.5 41.5  
28   Yun Xu Cao unr. 1463 BC U--- =27 U--- U--- U--- -26 ½ 2.5 3.5  
29 29 Brock Musselwhite unr. 1465 BC -5 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 0 0 15  

 

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