Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club


2016 Southern Suburbs Fischerandom Championship

The 2016 Southern Suburbs Fischerandom Championship was played on Tuesday 12th April and Tuesday 19th April. Eight players participated in a round-robin, with 3 rounds played in the first week and then final 4 rounds played in the second week. The randomised starting positions gave rise to a number of interesting positions with a range of tactical possibilities, and there were many closely-fought games.

The time control for the first 3 rounds was 20 minutes with 10 seconds increment per move. In order to accommodate the extra round on 19th April, the time control for the remaining 4 games was reduced to 15 minutes with 10 seconds increment.

Congratulations to Dennis Holland: 2016 Southern Suburbs Fischerandom Champion. Dennis played solid chess throughout the event: on numerous occasions he demonstrated superior endgame technique to convert advantageous positions into wins.

Joel Octaviano finished second, on countback from a newcomer to the club, Poupak Mohammadi, who won the Rating Group A prize in his first tournament. Ian McAteer won second prize in Rating Group A.

Rating Groups

Open: Dennis Holland (1857), Lorenzo Escalante (1840), Simon Ayling (1792), Gavin Soutar (1700p)

Rating Group A: Joel Octaviano (1600p), Darrian Low (1514), Ian McAteer (1500p), Poupak Mohammadi (unrated)



1st: Dennis Holland (7/7) -- $30
2nd: Joel Octaviano (5/7) -- $20

Rating Group A

1st: Poupak Mohammadi (5/7) -- $20
2nd: Ian McAteer (2/7) -- $10


The final crosstable is shown below:

About Fischerandom Chess

Rules and information pertaining to Fischerandom Chess (also called Chess960) are provided below:

Fischerandom Chess is said to favour creative players who do not rely so much on opening theory, and who also have the ability to calculate and navigate non-standard positions accurately. It is an instructive experience, for chess players of all levels.

Results - 2015 Southern Suburbs Fischerandom Championship