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 What's on this week at Ranges

TUESDAY 6th December

From 6.30pm onwards

RANGES CHESS CLUB CHRISTMAS BREAK-UP

'Beat the Coaches' Simultaneous and Social Chess

7.30pm PIZZA & CHRISTMAS FARE

Wishing all our members and families a BLESSED CHRISTMAS

and a HAPPY NEW YEAR ! 

 
CONGRATULATIONS to Claudiu Romete! - clear winner of the Christmas Rapid!  Claudiu scored 
8.5 out of 9, having only conceded half a point in a draw to Asghar Mansouri. Regan was 2nd on 7 points and Paul came 
3rd on 6.5.  All Prizes will be awarded at our CHRISTMAS BREAK-UP this Tuesday (6th Dec).
Here are FULL RESULTS:

Ranges Christmas Rapid 2016

Standings after the final 9th Round:

Place Name                   Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Romete, Claudiu            1193 8.5      37.5  47.5   43.5
  2   Crowley, Regan             1701 7        34.5  45.5   34.5
  3   Bearup, Paul               1315 6.5      38.5  51.5   33.5
  4   Steven, Michael J          977  6        37.5  49.5   30.0
 5-6  Goodacre, Jason                 5.5      37.0  48.5   27.5
      Mansouri, Asghar           822  5.5      36.5  47.0   28.5
7-11  Maza, Hector                    5        36.0  48.5   30.0
      Tam, Enoch                 702  5        31.5  39.5   22.0
      Hidellaarachchi, Tanya     462  5        30.5  39.5   20.0
      Lu, Mike                        5        30.0  39.5   23.0
      Lu, Steve                       5        26.0  32.0   23.0
12-14 Suprun, Egor                    4.5      37.0  49.0   28.0
      Suprun, Vanya                   4.5      36.5  49.0   26.0
      Liu, Patrick               468  4.5      30.0  38.0   22.0
15-17 Romete, Victor                  4        32.0  41.5   23.0
      Tam, Naomi                 355  4        28.5  34.5   22.0
      Yang, Jerry                143  4        27.5  34.0   19.0
18-19 Brooks, Lachlan                 3.5      27.0  35.0   15.5
      Purches, Madison           151  3.5      23.5  29.5   16.5
 20   Gupta, Dev                      3        29.5  39.0   14.0
21-22 Ingram, Oliver                  2.5      27.0  33.5    8.5
      Purches, Keira             225  2.5      26.0  34.0   14.5
 23   Shah, Dhairya                   1.5      25.0  32.0    8.5
 24   Howard, Dylan                   1        11.0  19.5    1.0

Cross Table

No  Name                   Rtg Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  

1.  Crowley, Regan             7     13:W 10:W 21:W  3:L   :D   :D  4:W  2:W  5:W
2.  Bearup, Paul               6.5   14:D 24:W 20:W  5:W  3:L  4:W 23:W  1:L 19:W
3.  Romete, Claudiu            8.5   15:W  4:W 23:W  1:W  2:W 14:W  5:D 20:W 24:W
4.  Steven, Michael J          6     16:W  3:L 14:W 24:W 20:W  2:L  1:L  8:W 23:W
5.  Mansouri, Asghar           5.5   17:W 23:L 12:W  2:L  6:W 21:W  3:D 14:W  1:L
6.  Tam, Enoch                 5     18:W 20:L 24:L 13:W  5:L 12:W 14:L 10:W  9:W
7.  Liu, Patrick               4.5   19:W 21:L 15:D 18:W  9:L 24:L   :D   :D 13:W
8.  Hidellaarachchi, Tanya     5     20:L 14:L 16:+ 19:L 15:W 13:W 21:W  4:L 12:W
9.  Tam, Naomi                 4     21:L 17:W 19:W 23:L  7:W 20:L 11:L 22:W  6:L
10. Purches, Keira             2.5   22:W  1:L 18:L 11:L 13:L 17:W 15:D  6:L 21:L
11. Purches, Madison           3.5   23:L 19:L 17:D 10:W 21:L 22:W  9:W 13:L 15:L
12. Yang, Jerry                4     24:L 16:W  5:L 17:W 18:L  6:L 22:W 15:W  8:L
13. Brooks, Lachlan            3.5    1:L 18:L 22:W  6:L 10:W  8:L 17:D 11:W  7:L
14. Goodacre, Jason            5.5    2:D  8:W  4:L 15:W 23:W  3:L  6:W  5:L 20:W
15. Gupta, Dev                 3      3:L 22:W  7:D 14:L  8:L 19:L 10:D 12:L 11:W
16. Howard, Dylan              1      4:L 12:L  8:-   :L   :W   :    :    :    : 
17. Ingram, Oliver             2.5    5:L  9:L 11:D 12:L 22:D 10:L 13:D 18:L   :W
18. Lu, Steve                  5      6:L 13:W 10:W  7:L 12:W 23:L 19:L 17:W 22:W
19. Lu, Mike                   5      7:L 11:W  9:L  8:W 24:L 15:W 18:W 21:W  2:L
20. Maza, Hector               5      8:W  6:W  2:L 21:W  4:L  9:W 24:W  3:L 14:L
21. Romete, Victor             4      9:W  7:W  1:L 20:L 11:W  5:L  8:L 19:L 10:W
22. Shah, Dhairya              1.5   10:L 15:L 13:L   :W 17:D 11:L 12:L  9:L 18:L
23. Suprun, Egor               4.5   11:W  5:W  3:L  9:W 14:L 18:W  2:L 24:D  4:L
24. Suprun, Vanya              4.5   12:W  2:L  6:W  4:L 19:W  7:W 20:L 23:D  3:L
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com
 
 
RANGES SPRING LIGHTNING RESULTS:
Congratulations to Egor Suprun - Winner of the Lightning competition.  Michael Stevens was 
Second and Asghar Mansouri Third on count back -  Nathanial Aruliah and Jason Goodacre also
scored well. 
 

Ranges Spring Lightning 2016

Final Standings after Round 7:

Place Name                   Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Suprun, Egor               6        21.5  29.0   27.0
 2-5  Steven, Michael            5        21.0  30.0   23.0
      Mansouri, Asghar           5        21.0  29.5   20.0
      Arulia, Nathaniel          5        20.5  30.0   20.0
      Goodacre, Jason            5        20.5  28.0   21.0
 6-8  Maza, Hector               4        21.0  29.5   20.0
      Suprun, Vanya              4        15.0  20.5   16.0
      Yang, Jerry                4        12.5  18.0   14.0
9-10  Liu, Patrick               3.5      20.0  27.5   15.5
      Lu, Mike                   3.5      14.5  18.5    9.5
11-12 Gupta, Dev                 3        16.5  21.0   11.0
      Ingram, Oliver             3        16.0  23.0   11.0
13-14 Romete, Victor             2        17.5  23.5    5.0
      Lu, Steve                  2         4.0  11.0    4.0
15-21 Shah, Dhairya              1        16.5  21.5    2.0
      Purches, Madison           1        14.5  19.0    3.0
      Young, Ian                 1         9.0  16.5    4.0
      Hidellaarachchi, Tanya     1         7.5  16.0    4.0
      Brooks, Lachlan            1         6.5  12.0    3.0
      Howard, Dylan              1         4.0  11.5    2.0
      Speirs, Daniel             1         3.0   7.5    1.0
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Birchall, the Ranges Chess Club Champion for 2016! 
And to Ethan Lim (2nd) and Kim Tan (3rd) and Nathaniel Aruliah, Best Junior.  Well done, everyone, 
for a really enjoyable, hard fought tournament!  Here are the final standings:
 

Ranges Club Championship 2016

Final Standings

Place Name               Rtg Loc  Score Berg. Wins

  1   Birchall, Ian          1932 8     34.00    7
  2   Lim, Ethan             1811 7.5   19.75    5
  3   Tan, Kim E             1742 6.5   13.75    3
  4   Bearup, Paul           1717 6     17.00    5
 5-6  Steven, Michael J      1522 4.5    8.25    3
      Davies, Stephen P      1387 4.5    8.25    3
  7   Aruliah, Nathaniel     692  3      3.00    2
  8   Suprun, Vanya               2      1.00    1
  9   Suprun, Egor                1      0.00    0
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com
 
          
RANGES RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS !
CONGRATULATIONS goes to Jason Goodacre, the clear winner of Ranges 2016 Rapid Chess Championship! 
(SEE BELOW FOR FULL RESULTS).  Jason scored an undefeated 8 out of 8 in this competition.  Steven Lu came 
SECOND on 6.5 and young Victor Romete was THIRD on 6 points.  
Here are the final results:
 

Ranges Rapid Chess Club Championship 2016

Final Standings

Place Name                   Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Goodacre, Jason                8        25.5  32.5   36.0
  2   Lu, Steven                     6.5      26.5  37.0   29.5
  3   Romete, Victor                 6        26.0  35.5   25.0
 4-5  Liu, Patrick               476 4.5      27.5  37.5   22.0
      Purches, Keira                 4.5      24.5  34.5   18.5
 6-7  Brooks, Lachlan                4        26.5  36.0   18.0
      Ingram, Oliver                 4        21.0  28.0   14.0
8-11  Penney, Samuel                 3.5      22.0  27.5   17.0
      Yang, Jerry                146 3.5      21.5  29.5   17.5
      Purches, Maddison              3.5      21.0  26.0   14.0
      Gupta, Dev                     3.5      20.5  26.0   13.0
 12   Hidellaarachchi, Tanya     383 3        26.0  34.0   18.0
 13   Xu, Kevin                      1.5       9.0  17.5    6.5
14-15 Speirs, Daniel                 1        21.5  31.5    8.0
      Howard, Dylan                  1        14.5  23.5    4.0
 
 
RANGES OPEN - FINAL RESULTS !
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Birchall who held off Paul to secure First Place with 
6 wins out of 7.  Ian's only loss was to Second Place-getter Regan Crowley on 5.5.  
In Third Place was Michael Steven who finished on 5 points after a strong win 
against the fourth placed Kim Tan. 
Asghar Mansouri edged out Warren Gibson in the Standings for the Best Unrated 
Player prize. Patrick Liu won the Best Junior Boy prize on 4 points, just ahead of 
Nathaniel Arulia, and Tanya Hidellaarachchi won the Best Girl prize on 3, half a 
point ahead of Analia Luscombe.
Our congratulations to all of the competitors for making this a really enjoyable, 
close contest!  

Final Standings

Place Name                   Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Birchall, Ian          1932 6        21.0  30.0   22.0
  2   Crowley, Regan         1653 5.5      20.5  29.0   22.5
  3   Steven, Michael J      1522 5        20.0  28.5   18.5
 4-6  Tan, Kim E             1742 4.5      22.0  28.5   22.5
      Mansouri, Asghar            4.5      19.5  25.0   17.5
      Gibson, Warren              4.5      19.0  28.0   18.5
 7-8  Vergunst, John         812  4        18.0  25.5   17.0
      Liu, Patrick           118  4        15.5  23.0   14.0
9-15  Kloprogge, Ion         1207 3.5      21.0  30.0   17.0
      Bearup, Paul           1717 3.5      19.0  26.5   19.0
      Aruliah, Nathaniel     692  3.5      18.5  24.0   16.0
      Maza, Hector                3.5      16.5  21.0   12.5
      Suprun, Vanya               3.5      16.0  22.5   11.5
      Xu, Kevin                   3.5      15.5  19.5   11.0
      Suprun, Egor                3.5      14.0  20.5   12.5
16-17 Hidellaarachchi, Tanya      3        16.5  21.0   11.0
      Lu, Steven                  3        12.5  17.5   10.0
 18   Luscombe, Analia            2.5      19.0  26.5   11.5
19-20 Yang, Jerry                 2        18.5  26.0   11.0
      Purches, Keira              2        14.0  18.5    7.0
 21   Purches, Madison            1        17.5  23.0    3.0
 22   Howard, Dylan               0.5      18.0  24.5    2.0
  
CONGRATULATIONS TO ETHAN LIM 
RANGES CLUB CHAMPION FOR 2015 !
Ethan has steadily improved over the years of his participation in the club and has earned this 
success. He won the championship with an exciting final round win against another rising star, 
MICHAEL JIANG.  Both these juniors have shown that they have much chess talent for their age. 
KIM TAN won the third place trophy.
Here are the full results of this Round Robin event:
 

Ranges Club Championship2015

Results of the Final 9th Round:

No Name             Total  Result   Name              Total

 1 Lim, Ethan       [7.5]    1:0    Jiang, Michael    [7.5]
 2 Mansouri, Asghar [2]      0:1    Davies, Stephen P [2.5]
 3 Maricak, Ben     [2.5]    0:1    Crowley, Regan    [4.5]
 4 Tan, Kim E       [5.5]   .5:.5   Bearup, Paul      [4.5]
 5 Lim, Denise      [3.5]    1:0    BYE                    

Standings

Place Name              Loc  Score Berg. Wins

  1   Lim, Ethan        1743 8.5   34.25    7
  2   Jiang, Michael    1016 7.5   26.50    6
  3   Tan, Kim E        1704 6     17.75    4
  4   Crowley, Regan    1585 5.5   17.00    4
  5   Bearup, Paul      1710 5     17.25    3
  6   Lim, Denise       1623 4.5   12.25    3
  7   Davies, Stephen P 1398 3.5    8.75    2
  8   Maricak, Ben      1290 2.5    3.75    1
  9   Mansouri, Asghar       2      5.00    1

Cross Table

No Name Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
1. Bearup, Paul 5 * L W D W L L W D
2. Crowley, Regan 5.5 W * L L W L W W D
3. Davies, Stephen P 3.5 L W * L L L W D L
4. Jiang, Michael 7.5 D W W * W L W W W
5. Lim, Denise 4.5 L L W L * D W W L
6. Lim, Ethan 8.5 W W W W D * W W W
7. Mansouri, Asghar 2 W L L L L L * L L
8. Maricak, Ben 2.5 L L D L L L W * L
9. Tan, Kim E 6 D D W L W L W W *
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO WARREN GIBSON 
- Ranges Rapid Champion 2015 !  
In second place by a whisker on countback is MICHAEL STEVEN.
And the third place trophy goes to LIAM RAYMOND.
Congratulations to all the players for making this such an exciting competition with some 
surprising results.
 

Ranges Rapid Championship 2015

Results of Final Round 8:

No Name                   Total  Result   Name               Total

 1 Raymond, Liam          [5]      0:1    Steven, Michael J  [6]  
 2 Gibson, Warren         [6]      1:0    Purches, Keira     [3.5]
 3 Yang, Jerry            [3.5]    0:1    Aruliah, Nathaniel [4]  
 4 Shipley, Peverel       [4]      0:1    Liu, Patrick       [3]  
 5 Vergunst, John         [4]      1:0    Monteath, Sheryl   [2]  
 6 Hidellaarachchi, Tanya [3]     .5:.5   Mane, Arica        [3]  
 7 De Silva, Keshaune     [1]      0:1    Gibson, Harry      [3]  

Standings

Place Name                   Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

 1-2  Gibson, Warren              7        26.5  36.0   32.0
      Steven, Michael J      1125 7        26.0  35.0   28.0
 3-5  Raymond, Liam          534  5        28.5  38.5   25.0
      Vergunst, John         744  5        26.5  35.5   24.0
      Aruliah, Nathaniel          5        25.0  35.0   23.0
 6-9  Shipley, Peverel       545  4        24.5  33.5   20.0
      Liu, Patrick           121  4        22.0  27.5   17.0
      Gibson, Harry               4        19.5  25.0   15.0
      Moad, David            821  4        18.5  28.5   17.5
10-13 Yang, Jerry                 3.5      23.5  28.5   16.0
      Purches, Keira              3.5      22.5  30.0   15.0
      Hidellaarachchi, Tanya      3.5      22.0  29.5   12.5
      Mane, Arica                 3.5      20.0  26.5   14.5
 14   Monteath, Sheryl            2        24.0  30.5   13.0
 15   De Silva, Keshaune          1        21.5  27.5    4.0

Cross Table

No  Name                   Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8  

1.  Steven, Michael J      7      9:L   :W 12:W 13:W   :W  2:W  3:W  5:W
2.  Moad, David            4     10:W  6:W  5:W  9:D   :D  1:L   :    : 
3.  Vergunst, John         5     11:W  7:W  9:L  6:W  5:L  4:W  1:L 13:W
4.  Shipley, Peverel       4     12:W  9:L 14:W  7:L 13:W  3:L 10:W  6:L
5.  Raymond, Liam          5       :W 15:W  2:L   :D  3:W  9:D  7:W  1:L
6.  Liu, Patrick           4     13:W  2:L 15:W  3:L 11:L  7:L  8:W  4:W
7.  Aruliah, Nathaniel     5     14:W  3:L   :W  4:W  9:L  6:W  5:L 15:W
8.  De Silva, Keshaune     1     15:L 12:L 13:L 11:L   :W 14:L  6:L 10:L
9.  Gibson, Warren         7      1:W  4:W  3:W  2:D  7:W  5:D 11:W 14:W
10. Gibson, Harry          4      2:L 13:L 11:W 14:W 15:L 12:W  4:L  8:W
11. Hidellaarachchi, Tanya 3.5    3:L 14:L 10:L  8:W  6:W 13:W  9:L 12:D
12. Mane, Arica            3.5    4:L  8:W  1:L 15:W 14:L 10:L 13:W 11:D
13. Monteath, Sheryl       2      6:L 10:W  8:W  1:L  4:L 11:L 12:L  3:L
14. Purches, Keira         3.5    7:L 11:W  4:L 10:L 12:W  8:W 15:D  9:L
15. Yang, Jerry            3.5    8:W  5:L  6:L 12:L 10:W   :W 14:D  7:L
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com
 
 

OPEN TOURNAMENT FINAL RESULTS 

Congratulations to Ethan Lim who became the Ranges Open Champion for 2015 in convincing style with a whole round to spare on a score of 7 out of 7. Michael Steven was the clear 2nd place winner on 5.5 and there was a 3 way tie for 3rd place between Paul Bearup, Kim Tan and Michael Jiang - but the fast improving Michael takes 1st place prize in Section B for players with ratings Under 1000. John Vergunst came 2nd in Section B and Peverel Shipley was 3rd.  

Thanks to all who participated in this enjoyable contest. Here are the full results: 

Ranges Open 2015

Final Standings

Place Name                   Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Lim, Ethan             1777 7        22.0  30.5   28.0
  2   Steven, Michael J      1520 5.5      19.0  27.5   21.5
 3-5  Bearup, Paul           1707 4.5      21.0  31.0   20.5
      Tan, Kim E             1701 4.5      20.5  28.0   21.0
      Jiang, Michael         577  4.5      19.5  28.0   17.0
6-11  Crowley, Regan         1501 4        21.0  29.5   18.0
      Lim, Denise            1587 4        19.5  29.5   18.5
      Maricak, Ben           1288 4        19.0  27.0   15.5
      Kloprogge, Ion         1227 4        18.5  24.0   16.5
      Vergunst, John         744  4        18.0  23.5   16.0
      Shipley, Peverel       371  4        12.5  18.0   13.0
12-14 Moad, David            640  3.5      18.0  26.5   16.0
      Mansouri, Asghar            3.5      16.5  22.5   14.0
      Templeton, Zach        657  3.5      15.0  20.5   12.5
15-18 Raymond, Liam               3        18.5  24.0   12.0
      Yang, Jerry                 3        17.5  23.5   12.0
      Aruliah, Nathaniel          3        14.5  20.0   11.0
      Mane, Arica                 3        14.5  19.5   11.0
 19   Lavington, Lenny            1.5      17.5  22.0    6.5
20-22 Purches, Keira              1        16.0  21.0    5.0
      Liu, Patrick           121  1        15.0  20.5    6.0
      Hidellaarachchi, Tanya      1        10.0  17.0    2.0

Cross Table

No  Name                   Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1.  Lim, Ethan             1777 7     12:W  6:W  4:W  5:W  3:W  2:W 11:+
2.  Bearup, Paul           1707 4.5   13:W  8:W  3:L  9:W  6:W  1:L 12:D
3.  Tan, Kim E             1701 4.5   14:W  9:W  2:W   :D  1:L  5:L 22:W
4.  Lim, Denise            1587 4     15:W 11:W  1:L  8:D 12:D  7:W   :L
5.  Steven, Michael J      1520 5.5     :W 20:W   :D  1:L 22:W  3:W  6:W
6.  Crowley, Regan         1501 4     16:W  1:L  7:W 11:W  2:L  9:W  5:L
7.  Maricak, Ben           1288 4       :D 10:W  6:L 12:D 13:W  4:L 15:W
8.  Kloprogge, Ion         1227 4     17:W  2:L 14:W  4:D   :D 12:L 19:W
9.  Vergunst, John         744  4     18:W  3:L 13:W  2:L 19:W  6:L 17:W
10. Templeton, Zach        657  3.5     :D  7:L 17:W 22:L 20:W 19:L 21:W
11. Moad, David            640  3.5   19:W  4:L 20:W  6:L 15:+   :D  1:-
12. Jiang, Michael         577  4.5    1:L 16:W 19:W  7:D  4:D  8:W  2:D
13. Shipley, Peverel       371  4      2:L 21:W  9:L 18:+  7:L 20:W 14:W
14. Liu, Patrick           121  1      3:L 18:W  8:L 19:L 21:L 15:L 13:L
15. Aruliah, Nathaniel          3      4:L 17:L 16:W 21:W 11:- 14:W  7:L
16. Hidellaarachchi, Tanya      1      6:L 12:L 15:L   :W   :-   :    : 
17. Mane, Arica                 3      8:L 15:W 10:L 20:- 18:W 21:W  9:L
18. Purches, Keira              1      9:L 14:L   :W 13:- 17:L 22:L 20:L
19. Raymond, Liam               3     11:L   :W 12:L 14:W  9:L 10:W  8:L
20. Yang, Jerry                 3       :W  5:L 11:L 17:+ 10:L 13:L 18:W
21. Lavington, Lenny            1.5     :D 13:L 22:L 15:L 14:W 17:L 10:L
22. Mansouri, Asghar            3.5     :    :D 21:W 10:W  5:L 18:W  3:L
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