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2018 125th NZ Congress Open, Palmerston North

 1 GM  Demuth, Adrien       2538 FRA  8.0  +W13 +B6  +W9  +B12 +W3  +B10 =W2  =B8  +W7
 2 GM  Libiszewski, Fabien  2530 FRA  7.0  +B16 =W11 =B3  +B7  =W6  +W15 =B1  +B9  +W8
 3 IM  Dive, Russell John   2309  WE  6.0  +W32 +B8  =W2  +B4  -B1  -W11 +B23 =W14 +B6
 4 CM  Ang, Alphaeus Wei Er 2219  AC  6.0  +B35 =W15 +B29 -W3  =B19 =W20 =B13 +W12 +B14
 5 CM  Fan, Allen Chi Zhou  2073  AC  5.5  -B36 +W32 -B31 +W34 +B22 -W12 +B28 +W13 =B15
 6 FM  Gong, Daniel Hanwen  2272  HP  5.5  +B18 -W1  +B26 =W23 =B2  +W28 =B11 +B10 -W3
 7 FM  Smith, Robert W      2201  MC  5.5  =W30 +B27 =B15 -W2  =W8  +B21 +W17 +B11 -B1
 8 FM  Steadman, Michael V  2166  AC  5.5  +B37 -W3  +B34 =W15 =B7  +W19 +B12 =W1  -B2
 9 IM  Ker, Anthony F       2311  WE  5.5  +B25 +W22 -B1  =W11 =B14 =W23 +B20 -W2  +B21
10 FM  Hague, Ben           2368  AC  5.5  =B21 +W36 =B23 +W31 +B11 -W1  =B14 -W6  +B20
11 FM  Stojic, Dusan        2251 AUS  5.5  +W31 =B2  +W14 =B9  -W10 +B3  =W6  -W7  +B19
12 IM  Borsos, Bogdan       2315 UKR  5.0  +W34 =B14 +W19 -W1  =B23 +B5  -W8  -B4  +W17
13     Dowden, R. Anthony   2028  OT  5.0  -B1  +W18 +B36 -W14 =W17 +B24 =W4  -B5  +W25
14     Gao, Hans            2167  AC  5.0  +W24 =W12 -B11 +B13 =W9  +B27 =W10 =B3  -W4
15 GM  Johansen, Darryl K   2374 AUS  5.0  +W26 =B4  =W7  =B8  =W27 -B2  +W24 =B19 =W5
16 CM  Rains, Edward        2008  CA  4.5  -W2  -B31 +W18 -B19 -W34 +B35 +W32 +B36 =B23
17 FM  Lukey, Stephen G     2179  CA  4.5  -B22 +W33 =B21 =W20 =B13 +W36 -B7  +W29 -B12
18     Li, Xiang Wei Willia 1958  AC  4.5  -W6  -B13 -B16 =W25 +B38 +W33 +B36 =W23 =B22
19     Salasan, Haran       1660 AUS  4.5  =B29 +W20 -B12 +W16 =W4  -B8  +B26 =W15 -W11
20 WIM Jule, Alexandra      2033 AUS  4.5  =W38 -B19 +W24 =B17 +W30 =B4  -W9  +B27 -W10
21 CM  Schmitz, Andreas Arn 1998 GER  4.5  =W10 =B28 =W17 -B27 +W35 -W7  +B31 +B34 -W9
22 WFM Schmitz, Manuela     1896 GER  4.5  +W17 -B9  =W28 =B30 -W5  =B32 =W34 +B24 =W18
23 FM  Goormachtigh, Johan  2159 BEL  4.5  =W27 +B30 =W10 =B6  =W12 =B9  -W3  =B18 =W16
24     Seabrook, Roy        1784  AC  4.0  -B14 +W25 -B20 +W26 +B29 -W13 -B15 -W22 +B37
25     Savige, Colin B      1964 AUS  4.0  -W9  -B24 -W35 =B18 =B33 +W38 +W30 +B28 -B13
26 WIM Timergazi, Layla     2000  WE  4.0  -B15 +W35 -W6  -B24 =W32 +B37 -W19 =B33 +W34
27     Yan, Caroline        1759  AC  4.0  =B23 -W7  +B38 +W21 =B15 -W14 =B29 -W20 =B31
28 CM  Duneas, John         2035  AC  4.0  =B33 =W21 =B22 =W29 +B31 -B6  -W5  -W25 +B35
29 CM  James, Jack          2064  MK  4.0  =W19 +B38 -W4  =B28 -W24 +B30 =W27 -B17 =W32
30     Jackson, L. Ross     1906  WE  3.5  =B7  -W23 +B33 =W22 -B20 -W29 -B25 =B37 +W36
31     Goodhue, Nathan      1908  AC  3.5  -B11 +W16 +W5  -B10 -W28 =B34 -W21 =B35 =W27
32 CM  Milligan, Helen      1958  NS  3.5  -B3  -B5  =W37 =W33 =B26 =W22 -B16 +W38 =B29
33 WCM Qin, Nicole Shu Yu   1613  AC  3.5  =W28 -B17 -W30 =B32 =W25 -B18 +W37 =W26 =B38
34 WCM Punsalan, Vyanla M   1987  NS  3.0  -B12 +W37 -W8  -B5  +B16 =W31 =B22 -W21 -B26
35     Nicholls, Leighton   1906  OT  3.0  -W4  -B26 +B25 =W36 -B21 -W16 +B38 =W31 -W28
36 WCM Qin, Joy Shu Yan     1739  AC  2.5  +W5  -B10 -W13 =B35 +W37 -B17 -W18 -W16 -B30
37     Caldeira, John       1779 FIJ  2.0  -W8  -B34 =B32 +W38 -B36 -W26 -B33 =W30 -W24
38     Li, Rodney Xiang Rei 1487  NS  1.0  =B20 -W29 -W27 -B37 -W18 -B25 -W35 -B32 =W33

2018 125th NZ Congress Major Open, Palmerston North

 1 CM  Kempen, Leon         1888 AUS 7.5 =B35 +W19 +B5  +W8  +B12 +W4  =B2  =W3  +B14
 2 CM  Yee, Stanley         1898  HP 7.0 +W29 -B39 +W33 =B14 +W10 +B6  =W1  +B12 +B8
 3     Winfield, Alan W     1726  KP 6.5 +B31 +W10 +B9  -W12 -B8  +W15 +B25 =B1  +W13
 4     Goormachtigh, Lauren 1692 BEL 6.5 +W42 -B18 +W13 +B34 +W21 -B1  +W24 +B17 =W5
 5     Winter, Ryan         1470  WE 6.5 +W21 =B23 -W1  +B30 +W39 +B11 +B12 =W8  =B4
 6     Charles, Dion        1747  MK 6.0 +B37 -W9  +B29 +W15 =B25 -W2  +W21 =B13 +W12
 7     Wei, Louie           1609  AC 6.0 -W18 +B20 =W21 -B23 +W41 =B10 +W19 +W26 +B24
 8 CM  Picken, Oliver       1769  PT 5.5 +W22 +B28 +W18 -B1  +W3  -W12 +B23 =B5  -W2
 9     Clouston, Bevan      1651 AUS 5.5 +W20 +B6  -W3  -B11 +W38 -B24 =W18 +B39 +W25
10     Dai, Oliver          1623  HP 5.5 +W36 -B3  =W22 +B33 -B2  =W7  +B34 =W11 +B23
11     Carpinter, Bernard   1774  HB 5.5 =B15 +W35 =B16 +W9  =B17 -W5  =W13 =B10 +W18
12     Post, Martin         1850  WA 5.0 +W13 +B14 +W39 +B3  -W1  +B8  -W5  -W2  -B6
13     Yan, Sarah           1484  AC 5.0 -B12 +W44 -B4  +W19 +B26 +W27 =B11 =W6  -B3
14     Knightbridge, Wayne  1646  NS 5.0 +B41 -W12 +B19 =W2  =B15 +W16 =W17 =B25 -W1
15     He, Caleb            1463     5.0 =W11 +B24 +W23 -B6  =W14 -B3  +W39 =B21 =W17
16     Day, Fabian          1465  WE 5.0 +B25 =W17 =W11 =B24 =W23 -B14 =B27 +W33 =B26
17     Gold, Hamish         1749  OT 5.0 +W38 =B16 =W34 +B18 =W11 =W25 =B14 -W4  =B15
18     Sashikumar           0    IND 4.5 +B7  +W4  -B8  -W17 -B27 +W37 =B9  +W35 -B11
19     Polyakevich, Arkadi  0    RUS 4.5 +W30 -B1  -W14 -B13 +W36 +B28 -B7  +W37 =B27
20     He, Paul             1183     4.5 -B9  -W7  -B31 +W43 -B40 +W44 +B41 +B32 =W22
21     Stewart, James       1835  PN 4.5 -B5  +W32 =B7  +W37 -B4  +W22 -B6  =W15 =B35
22     Qin, Oscar Shu Xuan  1438  AC 4.5 -B8  +W41 =B10 -W29 +B37 -B21 +W28 =W27 =B20
23     Cooper, Nigel        1692  CA 4.5 +B40 =W5  -B15 +W7  =B16 +W34 -W8  =B24 -W10
24     Lyall, Simon         1760  AC 4.5 =B32 -W15 +B35 =W16 +B29 +W9  -B4  =W23 -W7
25     Sole, Michael D      1801  WE 4.5 -W16 +B42 +W28 +B39 =W6  =B17 -W3  =W14 -B9
26     Booth, Anthony       1742  HP 4.5 =W34 -B33 =W38 +B42 -W13 +B30 +W29 -B7  =W16
27     Calitz, Hananke      1699  MK 4.5 =W33 -B34 +W32 =B38 +W18 -B13 =W16 =B22 =W19
28     Steadman, Mathew     1509  AC 4.0 +B43 -W8  -B25 +W31 -B34 -W19 -B22 +W44 +B41
29     Murdoch, Stephen     1500  CA 4.0 -B2  +W40 -W6  +B22 -W24 +B32 -B26 =W34 =B33
30     Stracy, Don          1610  WE 4.0 -B19 +W31 =B37 -W5  +B33 -W26 -B35 +W38 =B34
31     Liu, John            1337  AC 4.0 -W3  -B30 +W20 -B28 =W32 =B41 -B36 +W43 +B40
32     Lopez Sanz, David    1423 ESP 4.0 =W24 -B21 -B27 +W44 =B31 -W29 +B40 -W20 +B43
33     Lukey, Bryce         1322  CA 4.0 =B27 +W26 -B2  -W10 -W30 +B42 +W38 -B16 =W29
34     Ross, Sol            1343  MK 4.0 =B26 +W27 =B17 -W4  +W28 -B23 -W10 =B29 =W30
35     Wang, Aaron Ziwen    1487  HP 4.0 =W1  -B11 -W24 =B41 +W42 =B38 +W30 -B18 =W21
36     Xu, Hannah           814      3.5 -B10 -W37 =B44 -W40 -B19 +B43 +W31 -W41 +B39
37     Wang, Ying           1352  AC 3.5 -W6  +B36 =W30 -B21 -W22 -B18 +W43 -B19 +W42
38     Ning, Isabelle Yixua 1391  AC 3.5 -B17 +W43 =B26 =W27 -B9  =W35 -B33 -B30 +W44
39     Pakenham, John       1681  AC 3.0 +B44 +W2  -B12 -W25 -B5  +W40 -B15 -W9  -W36
40     Li, Leo Xiang Yu     1277  AC 3.0 -W23 -B29 -W41 +B36 +W20 -B39 -W32 +B42 -W31
41     Warren, Elizabeth    1155 AUS 3.0 -W14 -B22 +B40 =W35 -B7  =W31 -W20 +B36 -W28
42     Malton, Isabella     1270  MK 2.0 -B4  -W25 +B43 -W26 -B35 -W33 +B44 -W40 -B37
43     Zheng, Yantao        0        1.0 -W28 -B38 -W42 -B20 +B44 -W36 -B37 -B31 -W32
44     Ryu, Rosa            1185  AC 0.5 -W39 -B13 =W36 -B32 -W43 -B20 -W42 -B28 -B38

43rd World Chess Olympiad, Batumi

The NZL Open team was

  1. IM Russell Dive
  2. FM Ben Hague
  3. FM Alexei Kulashko
  4. IM Anthony Ker
  5. FM Daniel Gong

The NZL Women's team was

  1. CM Helen Milligan
  2. WCM Vyanla Punsalan
  3. WFM Jasmine Zhang
  4. WCM Joy Qin
  5. WCM Nicole Qin

Head of Delegation is Hilton Bennett. The Open Team Captain/Coach is Bulgarian Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov. The Women’s Team Captain is Brazilian IM Herman van Riemsdijk.

Progressive Tournament Report

(Some informal progress reports appeared on the home page of the NZCF website they are preserved here)

Round 6 was a good day for New Zealand, the women's team took down the higher ranked Venezuela and the open team performed creditably against the powerful Slovenia team. Ben Hague bought the powerful attacking style we see so often domestically to his first White(!) game and defeated his grandmaster opponent. Round 7 saw Ben's first rest, and a disappointing result for the Open team. Happily the Women's team scored a second win in a row.

Round 9 featured an impressive clean sweep by the Open team, four impressive games against decent opposition. Russell Dive returned to form, with some lovely tactical play. Sadly Round 10 saw the end of Ben Hague's IM pursuit, in this tournament anyway. He needed at least a draw, but Indonesia swept the match 4.0. In the Women's team Vyanla Punsalan has been performing very well and she did secure a WFM title. Thanks to Russell Dive and Bob Gibbons for on the scene reporting. Round 11 is the final round.

Results

Open NZ ranked 77th out of 185
Final place 87th, Match points 5.5 from 11, Game points 24/44
Round 1 NZ 3.5 - 0.5 Seychelles (ranked 170)
Round 2 NZ 1.0 - 3.0 Algeria (57)
Round 3 NZ 3.0 - 1.0 Wales (114)
Round 4 NZ 2.0 - 2.0 Costa Rica (68)
Round 5 NZ 1.0 - 3.0 Ireland (66)
Round 6 NZ 1.5 - 2.5 Slovenia (26)
Round 7 NZ 1.0 - 3.0 Panama (89)
Round 8 NZ 4.0 - 0.0 Bermuda (146)
Round 9 NZ 4.0 - 0.0 Trinidad and Tobago (104)
Round 10 NZ 0.0 - 4.0 Indonesia (69)
Round 11 NZ 3.0 - 1.0 Angola (98)

Women NZ ranked 78th out of 151
Final place 94th, Match points 5 from 11, Game points 20/44
Round 1 NZ 0.0 - 4.0 India (5)
Round 2 NZ 4.0 - 0.0 Lesotho (128)
Round 3 NZ 0.5 - 3.5 Moldova (46)
Round 4 NZ 3.5 - 0.5 Netherlands Antilles (111)
Round 5 NZ 0.5 - 3.5 Turkmenistan (54)
Round 6 NZ 3.0 - 1.0 Venezuela (55)
Round 7 NZ 2.5 - 1.5 Iraq (95)
Round 8 NZ 0.5 - 3.5 Jordan (85)
Round 9 NZ 1.5 - 2.5 Montenegro(70)
Round 10 NZ 2.5 - 1.5 Nicaragua (101)
Round 11 NZ 1.5 - 2.5 Sweden (59)

Final PGN file of all NZ games here