2021 January Jamboree

Updated January 10th, 2021

Hot chess in Adelaide

The first of the Jamboree chess events took place on the 10th of January and it was hot, dry and a typical Adelaide summer day. Typical that is, apart from some serious chess being played at the Chess Centre by 38 intrepid souls battling it out over the chessboard.

It was fabulous to see some many old and new players taking part. We had originally planned to have 4 tournaments but eventually merged the ‘Returnees’ with the Open Tournament and the ‘Beginners’ with the Junior Tournament and it all went very well – lots of exciting games, fun and a fabulous distraction from the heat.

Congratulations to Aaron and Kyle on winning the Open but they were well tested by a very strong field that included Jeff Hams and Kevin Sheldrick. It was particularly pleasing to see Raad Rahman and Benita Paukkunen again amongst the top boards while Mathew Drogemuller is improving rapidly and Nikola Markovic is obviously a player to watch. And a big welcome back to Alex Hanysz and Calvin Fong!

Final Standings:

CROSSTABLE Jamboree Open Cross Table at round 4 sorted by score Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 | Buc1 BucT --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Lee,Aaron James 2381 SA 4.0 | +W10 +B4 +W3 +B9 | 8.0 10.0 2 Leaver,Kyle 2275 SA 4.0 | +B13 +W7 +B9 +W5 | 7.5 9.5 3 Hams,Jeff L 2003 SA 3.0 | +B22 +W14 -B1 +W15 | 8.0 9.0 4 Rahman,Raad 1509 SA 3.0 | +B20 -W1 +B17 +W11 | 7.5 8.5 5 Drogemuller,Mathew 1516 SA 3.0 | +W19 +B16 +W18 -B2 | 7.5 8.0 6 Markovic,Nikola 0 SA 3.0 | -W12 +B23 +W10 +B18 | 5.5 5.5 7 Paukkunen,Benita 1462 SA 2.5 | +W11 -B2 +W16 =B8 | 8.5 10.5 8 Sabab,Ahad 0 SA 2.5 | +B15 -W17 +B14 =W7 | 6.5 8.0 9 Sheldrick,Kevin 2241 SA 2.0 | +W23 +B12 -W2 -W1 | 10.0 10.0 10 Fong,Calvin (1993) 1110 SA 2.0 | -B1 +W20 -B6 +W21 | 8.0 9.0 11 Kostarelis,Stefan 0 SA 2.0 | -B7 +W13 +W12 -B4 | 7.5 9.5 12 Hanysz,Alexander 1425 SA 2.0 | +B6 -W9 -B11 +W17 | 7.0 8.5 13 Culture,Walter 903 SA 2.0 | -W2 -B11 +W19 +B22 | 7.0 7.5 14 Rahman,Shabab 1324 SA 2.0 | +B21 -B3 -W8 +W20 | 6.5 7.5 15 Barr,Nick 1330 SA 2.0 | -W8 +B19 +W21 -B3 | 6.5 7.0 16 Reiner,Declan 0 SA 2.0 | +B24 -W5 -B7 +W23 | 6.0 6.0 17 Eimery,Ilya 0 SA 1.5 | =W18 +B8 -W4 -B12 | 7.5 9.0 18 Both,Roger 1354 SA 1.5 | =B17 +W24 -B5 -W6 | 7.5 8.0 19 Kindlen Tim 0 SA 1.0 | -B5 -W15 -B13 +BYE | 7.0 7.0 20 Kindlen-Cheung,Benja 0 SA 1.0 | -W4 -B10 +W23 -B14 | 7.0 7.0 21 Summer,Beau 0 SA 1.0 | -W14 +W22 -B15 -B10 | 6.0 7.0 22 Archer,Steve 0 AUS 1.0 | -W3 -B21 +B24 -W13 | 6.0 6.5 23 Wedding,Helen 249 SA 0.0 | -B9 -W6 -B20 -B16 | 7.0 8.0 24 Campbell,Charles 1375 SA 0.0 | -W16 -B18 -W22 -- | 4.5 5.5

The Juniors/Beginners Tournament was won by convincingly by Rucha Parikh, ahead of her brother Pradyun who is improving rapidly, Timothy Gibbons and Nico Giuliani from Italy.

Final Standings:

CROSSTABLE 2021 Jamboree Beginners 1 Cross Table at round 4 sorted by score Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 | Buc1 BucT --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Parikh,Rucha 0 AUS 4.0 | +B5 +W7 +B10 +W2 | 7.5 8.5 2 Gibbons,Timothy 599 SA 3.0 | +W11 +B3 +W4 -B1 | 10.0 11.0 3 Giuliani,Nico 0 SA 3.0 | +B14 -W2 +B8 +W7 | 7.0 7.0 4 Parikh,Pradyun 0 SA 3.0 | +W12 +W10 -B2 +B9 | 6.0 7.0 5 Bui,Anthony 0 SA 2.5 | -W1 +B13 =W6 +B11 | 7.5 8.5 6 Chen,Bryce 0 SA 2.5 | -B8 +W14 =B5 +W10 | 5.5 5.5 7 Doupis,Will 0 SA 2.0 | +W9 -B1 +W12 -B3 | 9.0 10.0 8 Payne,Patrick 0 AUS 2.0 | +W6 -B9 -W3 +B13 | 7.5 8.5 9 Pang,Luke 254 SA 2.0 | -B7 +W8 +B11 -W4 | 7.0 8.0 10 Chen,Max 0 SA 1.0 | +W13 -B4 -W1 -B6 | 9.5 10.5 11 Dang,Liem 0 SA 1.0 | -B2 +B12 -W9 -W5 | 7.5 8.5 12 Baghel,Adi 0 SA 1.0 | -B4 -W11 -B7 +W14 | 6.0 6.0 13 Wang,Shawn 0 AUS 1.0 | -B10 -W5 +B14 -W8 | 5.5 5.5 14 Ahad,Sharika 0 SA 0.0 | -W3 -B6 -W13 -B12 | 6.5 7.5

A special reminder that there are two more Jamborees planned – the next two Sundays, starting at 1:30 but register by 1.15pm at the Chess Centre