The Nanaimo Spring Open
A 5 round CFC rated Swiss March 3-4
Now at the Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC in the Quadra Room. (250) 753-6601
Saturday March 3rd at 10:00 AM and 2:30PM, and 7PM, Sunday March 4 at 10:00 AM and 2:30PM
Half point byes may be requested up to one hour before the start of a round and must be requested in writing on the posted BYE sheet. 0 point bye in the last round or if requested with less than hour before the round. No bye may be requested once the pairings are posted on the site.
Game/90 + 30 sec increment
One Section - Max entries 24.
CFC Rated. CFC Membership required - 1 year memberships or single tournament membership can be purchased at the site or at the CFC website (www.chess.ca). Unrated only eligible for open prize or unrated prize if available. We will accept USCF and FIDE ratings.
Bring your own set and clock. Chess sets must be tournament size. Clocks should have the ability to use increments. If no increment clock is available, analog or delay clocks may be used. Note that for analog the time control will be game in 90 minutes and for delay no additional time is given.
1st < 2000: $100
1st < 1600: $100
Registered & paid before Feb 14 - $60, on Feb 14 and after that date $70. Discount of $10 for juniors. Free entry for 2200+.
Onsite registration closes for round one at 9:30AM. First round half point bye available up to 1:00PM on Saturday.
REGISTRATION CLOSED (FEB 22)- Total of 26 players.
Coast Bastion Hotel - Call for the tournament rate and quote group codeCBI-GFC17862 - $112 night. (250) 753-6601
Jason Williamson @ 250-797-0231 or email@example.com
Jason Williamson, Nick Peters
SwissSys Standings. Nanaimo Open - Spring 2018: Open
|#||Place||Name||ID||Rtng||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Tot|
|1||1||Eric Hansen||132475||2627||W21 (b)||W8 (w)||W2 (b)||W3 (w)||W4 (b)||5.0|
|2||2||Jiri Blaha||0||2163||W22 (w)||W9 (b)||L1 (w)||W17 (w)||W8 (b)||4.0|
|3||3-5||Keith MacKinnon||133701||2280||W10 (w)||W7 (b)||D4 (w)||L1 (b)||W6 (w)||3.5|
|4||Zulfikar Sali||149874||2218||W15 (b)||W13 (w)||D3 (b)||W5 (w)||L1 (w)||3.5|
|5||Brandon Zhu||158715||2054||W18 (b)||W20 (w)||D17 (b)||L4 (b)||W15 (w)||3.5|
|6||6-11||Mark S. Dutton||100317||1943||W23 (w)||D17 (b)||H--- (-)||W9 (w)||L3 (b)||3.0|
|7||Jason Williamson||106287||1885||W11 (b)||L3 (w)||D15 (b)||W20 (b)||D10 (w)||3.0|
|8||Rowan James||153852||1879||W16 (w)||L1 (b)||W18 (w)||W11 (b)||L2 (w)||3.0|
|9||Sean Godley||166303||1750||W24 (w)||L2 (w)||W25 (b)||L6 (b)||W18 (w)||3.0|
|10||Charles Wu||162771||1595||L3 (b)||H--- (-)||W26 (w)||W14 (b)||D7 (b)||3.0|
|11||Paul Clarkson||154864||1437||L7 (w)||W24 (b)||W12 (w)||L8 (w)||W17 (b)||3.0|
|12||12-16||Nicolau Machado de Oliveira||160780||1842||D26 (b)||D21 (w)||L11 (b)||D23 (w)||W20 (b)||2.5|
|13||Jamie Campbell||124453||1827||W19 (w)||L4 (b)||L20 (w)||D16 (b)||W22 (b)||2.5|
|14||Paul Leblanc||104186||1760||L20 (b)||W26 (w)||H--- (-)||L10 (w)||W23 (b)||2.5|
|15||Simon Wang||163066||1552||L4 (w)||W16 (b)||D7 (w)||W21 (b)||L5 (b)||2.5|
|16||Elliot Lupini||143466||1435||L8 (b)||L15 (w)||W24 (b)||D13 (w)||W21 (b)||2.5|
|17||17-20||Glen Beaudin||106903||1633||W25 (b)||D6 (w)||D5 (w)||L2 (b)||L11 (w)||2.0|
|18||Shayan Rahimabadi||163198||1503||L5 (w)||W19 (b)||L8 (b)||W25 (w)||L9 (b)||2.0|
|19||Gurbaz Singh||162454||1381||L13 (b)||L18 (w)||L23 (w)||W24 (b)||W25 (b)||2.0|
|20||Reza Sardari||166124||1329||W14 (w)||L5 (b)||W13 (b)||L7 (w)||L12 (w)||2.0|
|21||21-23||Nicholas Peters||133193||1596||L1 (w)||D12 (b)||W22 (b)||L15 (w)||L16 (w)||1.5|
|22||Nathan Ping-Ying Wu||161420||1513||L2 (b)||H--- (-)||L21 (w)||W26 (b)||L13 (w)||1.5|
|23||Mau-Seng Lee||100313||1444||L6 (b)||L25 (w)||W19 (b)||D12 (b)||L14 (w)||1.5|
|24||24-25||Jeffrey Street||163200||1220||L9 (b)||L11 (w)||L16 (w)||L19 (w)||W26 (b)||1.0|
|25||William Campbell||163387||1080||L17 (w)||W23 (b)||L9 (w)||L18 (b)||L19 (w)||1.0|
|26||26||Louis Lapi||102089||1417||D12 (w)||L14 (b)||L10 (b)||L22 (w)||L24 (w)||0.5|
Pairings for Round 4. Nanaimo Open - Spring 2018: Open
|1||1||Eric Hansen||2||Keith MacKinnon|
|2||3||Zulfikar Sali||5||Brandon Zhu|
|3||4||Jiri Blaha||13||Glen Beaudin|
|4||6||Mark S. Dutton||12||Sean Godley|
|5||20||Paul Clarkson||8||Rowan James|
|6||24||Reza Sardari||7||Jason Williamson|
|7||11||Paul Leblanc||15||Charles Wu|
|8||14||Nicholas Peters||16||Simon Wang|
|9||9||Nicolau Machado de Oliveira||19||Mau-Seng Lee|
|10||21||Elliot Lupini||10||Jamie Campbell|
|11||18||Shayan Rahimabadi||26||William Campbell|
|12||22||Louis Lapi||17||Nathan Ping-Ying Wu|
|13||25||Jeffrey Street||23||Gurbaz Singh|
This edition of the Nanaimo Spring Open was extra special as we had an appearance of that rare beast in Canadian chess: A Grandmaster! GM Eric Hansen decided to visit Nanaimo to complete his mini chess tour.
This of course attracted a large amount of interest and we maxed out the registrations at 26. The room might have handled a few more players but it would have been cramped.
No surprise when Eric won the event with a perfect score but he had some challenge from a few of the games, including his 3rd round game against Jiri Blaha that went right down to the wire where the tricky GM pulled a win from a drawn position in mutual time pressure.
2nd was Jiri Blaha – a new comer to Canadian chess but well established as a FIDE expert.
First under 2000 was split by Mark Dutton, Jason Williamson, and Rowan James
First under 1600 was split by Charles Wu and Paul Clarkson.
Our next event is targeted for November.
See the gallery for pictures and I will be posting the GM games once I get them entered.