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Event Report 2017

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2017 BC Open Event Report

Feb. 2017, Richmond, BC.

 

2017 BC Open Sets Attendance Record

 

The Westminster Room of the Airport Executive Plaza Hotel in Richmond was a sea of chess players during Family Day weekend 11-13 February.  For the 3rd consecutive year the BC Open broke the all-time attendance record with 130 players enjoying a weekend of chess and camaraderie.  Most appropriately a significant number of players took advantage of the family discount to celebrate family day at the chess tournament.  A couple of chess parents even took up competitive chess for the first time and entered as father-daughter and father-son teams.

 


 

 

 

The Arbiter, Stephen Wright also set a personal record with the largest event he had ever directed single-handedly.

 

A major factor in the success of this year’s event was a partnership between the organizers, Victoria Chess and the Vancouver Chess School which featured a scholastic qualifier event in the same hotel on Saturday and a referral to the BC Open for a large number of VCS’s promising students.  We also saw a continuation of the trend for adult players to return to the game after a number of years of chess sabbatical.  The result was a healthy mix of young and old players.

 

Going into the last round it looked like Jason Kenney had the inside track with a half point lead over Tanraj Sohal and Alfred Pechisker.  Kenney and Pechisker went head-to-head on board one in a titanic battle that seemed to be favouring Kenney until the late middle game when Pechisker, with considerably more time on his clock but down the exchange launched a tremendous counter-attack that overwhelmed Kenney’s kingside.  Meanwhile Sohal, on board two rolled confidently to victory over fast rising junior Brandon Zhu and also overtook Kenney to land in a first-place tie with Pechisker.  Alfred had the better tiebreak score and earned the qualifying spot in the 2017 BC Closed.  It was the second BC Open victory for Alfred who last won in 1999 and the 5th year in a row when Tanraj either won the event outright or figured in a tie for 1st place.  Brandon Zhu most deservedly won the U2000 prize.

 

Pechisker-Kenney at the point of Pechisker launching a counter-attack

 


Co-winners Alfred Pechisker and Tanraj Sohal with Paul Leblanc of Victoria chess (centre)

 

The U1900 section was won in convincing manner by Dongkai Wang with 5 consecutive wins followed by a draw against Kevin Li.

 

U1900 winner Dongkai Wang

 

 

The real action was in the U1400 section with an astounding number of 59 players and a perfect score for Dylan Fraser playing in only his third CFC rated tournament.  Dylan competed as a junior in high school then took a number of years to complete his education and commence an apprenticeship as an electrician.  He did manage to keep up his chess skills at the Concordia University Chess Club in Montreal and at various coffee shops in Kelowna and Vancouver where he now lives.

 

Top unrated prize winner Benjamin Wu as well as Henry Wang and Elvin Sun finished a point back in a multiple tie for 2nd.

 

U1400 winner Dylan Fraser

 

 

 

           

A welcome addition to chess in BC, WFM Adela Fratila, originally from Romania, took part in her first Canadian competition finishing with a respectable score of 3 in the Premier section.

 

 

One of the youngest competitors, Sophia Yu, completes castling

 

 

 

Elvin Sun Benjamin Wu and Henry Yang each won $100 in the U1400 section

 

 

pgn Game file:

 

 

2017 B.C. Open Final Standings:
Executive Plaza Airport Hotel, Richmond, 11-13 February 2017

 

 

BC Open: Premier

#

Name

Rtng

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Tot

Prize

1

FM Sohal, Tanraj S.

2374

B---

D4

W12

D6

W13

W10

5.0

$400.00

2

Pechisker, Alfred

2237

W20

W13

W3

L8

W6

W4

5.0

$400.00

3

FM Morozov, Grigoriy

2348

W27

D6

L2

W19

W9

W8

4.5

 

4

Kenney, Jason

2201

W15

D1

W9

W17

W8

L2

4.5

 

5

Doknjas, Joshua

2208

W14

D9

L6

W23

D10

W13

4.0

 

6

Nyamdorj, Davaa-Ochir

2149

W22

D3

W5

D1

L2

W11

4.0

 

7

Richardson, Kai

2083

D16

H---

W24

L13

W21

W14

4.0

 

8

Barranco, Francisco

2202

W10

W26

H---

W2

L4

L3

3.5

 

9

Sadoughian-Zadeh, Farshad

2090

W25

D5

L4

W12

L3

W19

3.5

 

10

Zhu, Brandon

1939

L8

W22

W18

W11

D5

L1

3.5

$250.00

11

Hiebert, Kenji

2078

L26

W23

W14

L10

W24

L6

3.0

 

12

WFM Fratila, Adela

2050

D23

W16

L1

L9

D19

W18

3.0

 

13

Hemstapat, Andrew

2009

W28

L2

W15

W7

L1

L5

3.0

 

14

Huang, Patrick

1944

L5

W25

L11

W26

W18

L7

3.0

 

15

Zhou, Aiden

1911

L4

W20

L13

L24

W28

W21

3.0

 

16

O'Brien, Frank

1772

D7

L12

D20

L21

W25

W24

3.0

 

17

McLaren, Brian

2198

W21

H---

W19

L4

U---

U---

2.5

 

18

North, Robert

2041

L24

W21

L10

W25

L14

L12

2.0

 

19

Salcedo, Daniel E.

1997

H---

W24

L17

L3

D12

L9

2.0

 

20

Williamson, Jason

1986

L2

L15

D16

D22

W23

U---

2.0

 

21

Doknjas, Neil

1886

L17

L18

W28

W16

L7

L15

2.0

 

22

Qu, Leo

1872

L6

L10

L25

D20

W26

D23

2.0

 

23

Zheng, Maven

1705

D12

L11

W26

L5

L20

D22

2.0

 

24

Chung, Alec

1700

W18

L19

L7

W15

L11

L16

2.0

 

25

Zheng, Victor

1849

L9

L14

W22

L18

L16

D26

1.5

 

26

Gu, Chuyang

1731

W11

L8

L23

L14

L22

D25

1.5

 

27

Cheng, Louis

1988

L3

W28

U---

U---

U---

U---

1.0

 

28

Gu, Eric

unr.

L13

L27

L21

B---

L15

U---

1.0

 

 

BC Open: U1900

#

Name

Rtng

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Tot

Prize

1

Wang, Dongkai

1836

W44

W11

W23

W2

W7

D4

5.5

$300.00

2

Rathburn, Hector

1865

W24

W13

W22

L1

W10

D6

4.5

$41.67

3

Chen, Daniel

1755

H---

D16

W37

D13

W34

W11

4.5

$41.67

4

Li, Kevin

1751

W37

D17

D36

W27

W16

D1

4.5

$41.67

5

MacDonald, Kevin

1666

D42

W25

L34

W40

W18

W13

4.5

$41.67

6

Wu, Charles

1639

D34

D39

W38

W19

W12

D2

4.5

$41.67

7

Deepanshu, Dhall

1453

W21

W10

D9

W30

L1

W22

4.5

$41.67

8

Gibson, Kris

1857

L30

W31

W40

W34

L11

W23

4.0

 

9

Kim, George

1751

D25

W42

D7

L11

W35

W24

4.0

 

10

Pitre, H. G.

1703

W33

L7

W41

W36

L2

W19

4.0

 

11

Purevjav, Sanjjav

1657

W38

L1

W39

W9

W8

L3

4.0

 

12

Du, Daniel

1762

W32

D30

D17

W23

L6

D16

3.5

 

13

Lehingrat, Callum

1701

W41

L2

W33

D3

W30

L5

3.5

 

14

Talyspaeva, Adel

1633

D39

L18

D26

D41

W33

W34

3.5

 

15

Leong, Ryan

1609

L27

L41

W45

W37

D17

W32

3.5

 

16

Tian, Shi Yuan (Sherry)

1560

D19

D3

W29

W22

L4

D12

3.5

 

17

Branch, Ryan

1532

W35

D4

D12

L25

D15

W30

3.5

 

18

Kirkby, Levi

unr.

D45

W14

L30

W21

L5

W36

3.5

 

19

Monkhouse, Neale

1871

D16

H---

W44

L6

W27

L10

3.0

 

20

Javid, Mavaddat

1800

H---

H---

H---

H---

W25

U---

3.0

 

21

Ingram, Richard

1756

L7

D26

W42

L18

W41

D25

3.0

 

22

Harris, Philip

1722

W26

W27

L2

L16

W36

L7

3.0

 

23

Ehrenreich, Matthew

1638

W43

W29

L1

L12

W39

L8

3.0

 

24

Ibrahimov, Ulvi

1553

L2

L33

W43

W38

W28

L9

3.0

 

25

Ejack, Stephen

1425

D9

L5

W28

W17

L20

D21

3.0

 

26

Wickman, Nic

1347

L22

D21

D14

L35

W44

W38

3.0

 

27

Singh, Kamal

unr.

W15

L22

W32

L4

L19

W35

3.0

 

28

Ganjian, Enayat

1833

L36

D32

L25

W42

L24

W43

2.5

 

29

Leblanc, Paul

1793

W31

L23

L16

D33

L32

W39

2.5

 

30

Wu, Lucian

1547

W8

D12

W18

L7

L13

L17

2.5

 

31

Jose, Marionito

1529

L29

L8

L35

D43

W42

W41

2.5

 

32

Sullivan, Brian

1503

L12

D28

L27

W45

W29

L15

2.5

 

33

Van, Anna

1339

L10

W24

L13

D29

L14

W40

2.5

 

34

Wilson, Nitin

1268

D6

W45

W5

L8

L3

L14

2.5

 

35

Ritchie, Charlie

1596

L17

L38

W31

W26

L9

L27

2.0

 

36

MacDonell, Paul

1537

W28

H---

D4

L10

L22

L18

2.0

 

37

Wu, Nathan Ping-Ying

1453

L4

B---

L3

L15

L38

W44

2.0

 

38

Briner, Julius

1280

L11

W35

L6

L24

W37

L26

2.0

 

39

Xu, Andrew

1248

D14

D6

L11

W44

L23

L29

2.0

 

40

Cheng, Clement

1619

H---

H---

L8

L5

H---

L33

1.5

 

41

Wang, Jerry

1310

L13

W15

L10

D14

L21

L31

1.5

 

42

Su, Ethan

1308

D5

L9

L21

L28

L31

W45

1.5

 

43

Imoo, Joshua

1256

L23

L44

L24

D31

W45

L28

1.5

 

44

Lee, Mau-Seng

1546

L1

W43

L19

L39

L26

L37

1.0

 

45

Hoyer, Andrew

1582

D18

L34

L15

L32

L43

L42

0.5

 

 

BC Open: U1400

#

Name

Rtng

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Tot

Prize

1

Fraser, Dylan

1251

W33

W30

W24

W18

W7

W9

6.0

$200.00

2

Yang, Henry

1211

W34

D13

W17

W40

D10

W7

5.0

$100.00

3

Sun, Elvin

878

W53

W19

W9

L7

W21

W10

5.0

$100.00

4

Wu, Benjamin

unr.

L9

W55

W22

W11

W29

W20

5.0

$100.00

5

Song, Ethan

1000

W49

L18

W46

D8

W16

W23

4.5

 

6

Jiang, Eric

951

H---

D35

W37

W26

D20

W18

4.5

 

7

Dearle, Matthew

1365

W31

W23

W20

W3

L1

L2

4.0

 

8

Chung, Leo

1348

F38

W52

W38

D5

W40

D14

4.0

 

9

Madokoro, Aidan

1190

W4

W46

L3

W24

W25

L1

4.0

 

10

Singh, Gurbaz

1172

W44

W38

D14

W41

D2

L3

4.0

 

11

Johnson, Jonathan

1057

D35

W51

D41

L4

W45

W34

4.0

 

12

Guo, Yu Han [Veronica]

929

L37

W48

L35

W49

W36

W27

4.0

 

13

Shinn, Jungmin

889

W57

D2

L40

D30

W26

W29

4.0

 

14

Wang, Wei Cheng

unr.

W22

W29

D10

D21

D23

D8

4.0

$50.00

15

Osborne, Kurtis

unr.

L23

W31

W51

L29

W42

W38

4.0

$50.00

16

Purevjav, Bilguun

1329

W39

L24

D30

W35

L5

W40

3.5

 

17

Wang, Daniel

1279

D40

W37

L2

D36

W30

D22

3.5

 

18

Zhang, Clark

1256

W32

W5

D21

L1

W41

L6

3.5

 

19

Rahimabadi, Shayan

1205

W43

L3

W39

L23

W32

D24

3.5

 

20

Fan, Elaine

1141

W58

W25

L7

W34

D6

L4

3.5

 

21

Zhang, Andy

1080

W59

W47

D18

D14

L3

D25

3.5

 

22

Yang, Brian

1014

L14

W59

L4

W46

W35

D17

3.5

 

23

Yang, Ryan

1002

W15

L7

W50

W19

D14

L5

3.5

 

24

Chai, Connor

992

W56

W16

L1

L9

W50

D19

3.5

 

25

Soni, Ashish

812

W26

L20

W27

W28

L9

D21

3.5

 

26

Street, Jeffrey

1307

L25

W44

W32

L6

L13

W41

3.0

 

27

Paulson, Stewart

1146

W45

L41

L25

W43

W33

L12

3.0

 

28

Hack, Don

1077

L41

W45

W43

L25

L34

W46

3.0

 

29

Bremner, William

1028

W48

L14

W47

W15

L4

L13

3.0

 

30

Yu, Sophia

909

W50

L1

D16

D13

L17

W47

3.0

 

31

Yu, Ryan

855

L7

L15

L36

X59

W49

W45

3.0

 

32

Guo, Yu Chen [Vincent]

728

L18

W49

L26

W37

L19

W50

3.0

 

33

Chen, Jason

685

L1

L50

W56

W57

L27

W48

3.0

 

34

Amjadi, Borna

591

L2

W57

W42

L20

W28

L11

3.0

 

35

Penchev, Borislav

unr.

D11

D6

W12

L16

L22

W44

3.0

 

36

Wang, Patrick

unr.

H---

L40

W31

D17

L12

W42

3.0

 

37

Zheng, Yawen

unr.

W12

L17

L6

L32

W52

W51

3.0

 

38

Wen, Eric

871

X8

L10

L8

D47

W55

L15

2.5

 

39

Liu, George

827

L16

W56

L19

L50

D47

W57

2.5

 

40

Mok, Gillian

779

D17

W36

W13

L2

L8

L16

2.5

 

41

Campbell, William

unr.

W28

W27

D11

L10

L18

L26

2.5

 

42

Yang, Bo Wen (Angelina)

1072

L47

W58

L34

W48

L15

L36

2.0

 

43

Situ, Jay

374

L19

W53

L28

L27

L48

W56

2.0

 

44

Qian, Jessica

unr.

L10

L26

L49

W56

W53

L35

2.0

 

45

Yang, Amanda

unr.

L27

L28

W53

W55

L11

L31

2.0

 

46

Zheng, Jiandong

unr.

W55

L9

L5

L22

W57

L28

2.0

 

47

Bean, Thomas

unr.

W42

L21

L29

D38

D39

L30

2.0

 

48

Long, Adam

unr.

L29

L12

W52

L42

W43

L33

2.0

 

49

Shanks, Robin

unr.

L5

L32

W44

L12

L31

W55

2.0

 

50

Kidd, Bruce

unr.

L30

W33

L23

W39

L24

L32

2.0

 

51

Jiang, Kate

unr.

H---

L11

L15

L52

W59

L37

1.5

 

52

Martel, Garrett

unr.

L54

L8

L48

W51

L37

D53

1.5

 

53

Zhang, Raymond Tangning

unr.

L3

L43

L45

B---

L44

D52

1.5

 

54

Martin, Caolan

1199

W52

U---

U---

U---

U---

U---

1.0

 

55

Steward, Graham

1141

L46

L4

W59

L45

L38

L49

1.0

 

56

Imoo, Jason

unr.

L24

L39

L33

L44

B---

L43

1.0

 

57

Wu, Nicholas Pei-Chang

unr.

L13

L34

X58

L33

L46

L39

1.0

 

58

Zhou, Leonardo

unr.

L20

L42

F57

U---

U---

U---

0.0

 

59

Obexer, Jeff

unr.

L21

L22

L55

F31

L51

U---

0.0

 

 

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