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Metro Open

The Metropolitan Chess Club celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1999 with a 7 round swiss tournament. This format proved popular and attracted 33 players.

First with 6.5/7 was a Midland Club member, Timo Farber. Equal second on 5/7 were David Ellis, Leon Taylor and Andrew Kuklinski.

The success of this competition prompted the Club to establish this tournament as a regular feature on our calendar commencing mid May. The tournament was named the Metro Open in 2000 because it may include CAWA members outside our Club.

The Metro Open has attracted increasing numbers since the first tournament in 1999 when 33 players participated, but since our clubrooms have a physical limit to the number of participants, our own members have the first choice of entering. If the maximum limit has not been reached, entry is opened to CAWA members.



2019 Metro Open

Format is a 7 Round Swiss with a time limit of 70 min + 30 sec increment per move. Round Draws, Standings & Cross Table generated by Vega - www.vegachess.com (copy licensed to: Metropolitan Chess Club - AUS)


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Round 5 Draw (23 May)


Bo.  White Player          Pts    ID    Res    ID    Pts    Black Player

 1   Dunlop,Gordon         3.5    5	...    1     4.0    Ferozkohi,Ihsan 
 2   Baumgartner,Robert    3.0    4     ...    3     3.0    Roebuck,Derek J 
 3   Barry,David           2.5    11    ...    16    3.0    Gunawan,Tjermin 
 4   Lintern,Melvyn        2.5    10    ...    22    2.5    Motu,Ben
 5   Simonds,Marcus        2.5    8     ...    20    2.0    Laurenson,Mathew 
 6   Lilly,Richard         2.0    6     ...    13    2.0    Gale,Brian  
 7   Taylor,Kelvin         2.0    15    ...    7     2.0    Crofts,Alex    
 8   DeHeer,Alex           1.5    12    ...    23    2.0    Milovanovic,Stevica 
 9   de Jong,Sjef          1.5    9     ...    21    1.5    Moseley,Paul 
10   Taylor,Garry G        1.5    17    ...    14    1.5    McLean,Dougal 
11   Lofthouse,Tony        1.0    24    ...    19    1.5    Hunt,Stewart 
12   Rodriguez,Julian      1.0    18    ...    25    0.5    Koch,Lucien
13   Kinsman,Craig C       1.5    2 (not paired)



Standings after Round 4


Pos  Pts  ID     NAME                      | Rtg  PRtg |   Buc1  BucT  
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  1  4.0   1     Ferozkohi,Ihsan           | 2288 2550 |   6.5    8.0
  2  3.5   5     Dunlop,Gordon             | 1890 2431 |   7.5    9.0
  3  3.0  16     Gunawan,Tjermin           | 1584 1944 |   7.5    9.5
  4  3.0   3     Roebuck,Derek J           | 1922 1823 |   6.5    8.0
  5  3.0   4     Baumgartner,Robert        | 1894 1655 |   6.0    6.5
  6  2.5   8     Simonds,Marcus            | 1683 1843 |   8.5    9.0
  7  2.5  10     Lintern,Melvyn            | 1653 1789 |   8.0    9.5
  8  2.5  22     Motu,Ben                  | 1359 1776 |   7.0    8.5
  9  2.5  11     Barry,David               | 1617 1636 |   5.5    6.5
 10  2.0   6     Lilly,Richard             | 1852 1807 |   9.0   11.0
 11  2.0   7     Crofts,Alex               | 1851 1721 |   8.5    9.5
 12  2.0  23     Milovanovic,Stevica       | 1318 1673 |   8.0    9.5 
 13  2.0  15     Taylor,Kelvin             | 1607 1579 |   8.0    8.5 
 14  2.0  13     Gale,Brian                | 1611 1474 |   7.5    9.0
 15  2.0  20     Laurenson,Mathew          | 1400 1578 |   5.0    5.5 
 16  1.5   2     Kinsman,Craig C       (W) | 2060 1728 |   8.5   10.0
 17  1.5   9     de Jong,Sjef              | 1660 1490 |   8.0   10.0 
 18  1.5  19     Hunt,Stewart              | 1409 1450 |   7.5    8.0
 19  1.5  12     DeHeer,Alex               | 1615 1609 |   7.0    7.5
 20  1.5  17     Taylor,Garry G            | 1515 1447 |   6.5    7.5
 21  1.5  21     Moseley,Paul              | 1395 1386 |   5.0    5.5
 22  1.5  14     McLean,Dougal             | 1610 1469 |   4.5    5.5
 23  1.0  24     Lofthouse,Tony            | 1286  859 |   7.5    8.5
 24  1.0  18     Rodriguez,Julian          | 1450 1396 |   5.0    6.5
 25  0.5  25     Koch,Lucien               | 1193  744 |   6.0    7.5



Cross Table after Round 4


Pos NAME                 Rtg     Pts |   1     2     3    4     |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1 Ferozkohi,Ihsan      2288    4.0 | +B19  +W11  +B10  +W6    |  6.5    8.0 
  2 Dunlop,Gordon        1890    3.5 | +B20  +W12  +B16  =BYE   |  7.5    9.0 
  3 Gunawan,Tjermin      1584    3.0 | +B5   -W7   +B11  +W13   |  7.5    9.5 
  4 Roebuck,Derek J      1922    3.0 | =B13  +W18  =B7   +W10   |  6.5    8.0 
  5 Baumgartner,Robert   1894    3.0 | -W3   +B17  +W23  +B12   |  6.0    6.5 
  6 Simonds,Marcus       1683    2.5 | +B23  =W16  +B8   -B1    |  8.5    9.0 
  7 Lintern,Melvyn       1653    2.5 | =W17  +B3   =W4   =B14   |  8.0    9.5 
  8 Motu,Ben             1359    2.5 | =BYE  +B14  -W6   +W17   |  7.0    8.5 
  9 Barry,David          1617    2.5 | +B24  -W10  =B13  +BYE   |  5.5    6.5 
 10 Lilly,Richard        1852    2.0 | +W15  +B9   -W1   -B4    |  9.0   11.0 
 11 Crofts,Alex          1851    2.0 | +B21  -B1   -W3   +W19   |  8.5    9.5 
 12 Milovanovic,Stevica  1318    2.0 | +BYE  -B2   +W22  -W5    |  8.0    9.5 
 13 Taylor,Kelvin        1607    2.0 | =W4   +B25  =W9   -B3    |  8.0    8.5 
 14 Gale,Brian           1611    2.0 | =BYE  -W8   +B18  =W7    |  7.5    9.0 
 15 Laurenson,Mathew     1400    2.0 | -B10  +W20  -B17  +W23   |  5.0    5.5 
 16 Kinsman,Craig C  (W) 2060    1.5 | +W22  =B6   -W2   -BYE   |  8.5   10.0 
 17 de Jong,Sjef         1660    1.5 | =B7   -W5   +W15  -B8    |  8.0   10.0 
 18 Hunt,Stewart         1409    1.5 | =BYE  -B4   -W14  +B25   |  7.5    8.0 
 19 DeHeer,Alex          1615    1.5 | -W1   =B24  +W25  -B11   |  7.0    7.5 
 20 Taylor,Garry G       1515    1.5 | -W2   -B15  +W24  =B21   |  6.5    7.5 
 21 Moseley,Paul         1395    1.5 | -W11  -B22  +BYE  =W20   |  5.0    5.5 
 22 McLean,Dougal        1610    1.5 | -B16  +W21  -B12  =W24   |  4.5    5.5 
 23 Lofthouse,Tony       1286    1.0 | -W6   +BYE  -B5   -B15   |  7.5    8.5 
 24 Rodriguez,Julian     1450    1.0 | -W9   =W19  -B20  =B22   |  5.0    6.5 
 25 Koch,Lucien          1193    0.5 | =BYE  -W13  -B19  -W18   |  6.0    7.5 






Previous Winners

 1999  Timo Farber
 2000  Bill Ballantyne, Albert Chin, David Ellis & Timo Farber
 2001  Adam Haasse
 2002  Adam Haasse
 2003  Adam Haasse, Jay Lakner & Wolfgang Leonhardt
 2004  David Ellis & Robrt Maris
 2005  David Ellis
 2006  Adam Haasse
 2007  Gordon Dunlop & Robrt Maris
 2008  Yita Choong & Richard Lilly
 2009  Gordon Dunlop
 2010  John Fedec
 2011  Richard Lilly & Luciano Pavez
 2012  Ihsan Ferozkohi
 2013  David Ellis
 2014  Ihsan Ferozkohi
 2015  Yita Choong
 2016  Ihsan Ferozkohi
 2017  Ihsan Ferozkohi
 2018  Ihsan Ferozkohi