The tournament commenced on Tuesday 3rd May finished on Tuesday 19th July. The time control for Divisions A and B was 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The time control for Division C was 75 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
Division A was FIDE-rated. All divisions were ACF-rated.
The perpetual trophy for Division A, the Knights of Rizal Cup, was donated to the club by the Order of the Knights of Rizal, Perth Chapter. Southern Suburbs Chess Club recognises the work of the Order in promoting awareness of the life, philosophies and teachings of Jose Rizal.
Michael Horstmann won this year's Division A in dominant form (8.5/9), with Ihsan Ferozkohi and Igor Butsenko sharing 2nd place (7/9). David Ellis finished 4th, and certainly played decisive chess with no draws in his score of 5/9. Poupak Mohammadi (4.5/9) also played some spectacular chess, achieving several fine wins in his first tournament. Both he and Nedeljko Tomic will receive their first FIDE ratings in the August FIDE list.
Division B was much more closely fought at the top, with the leading 5 finishers all being within a point of each other. Darrian Low and Andrey Lugovskoy both won their final round games to claim equal first (5/7). Darrian had previously won his game against Andrey, but was defeated by Colin Koehler in the penultimate round. Andrey Lugovskoy was able to defeat Colin Koehler in the last round to claim a share of 1st place (5/7), with Colin finishing outright 3rd (4.5/7).
Division C was won convincingly by Ian McAteer. Two juniors, Rahal Wijesuriya and Kevin Tjitrahadi, demonstrated their continued improvement: both Rahal and Kevin played several fine games to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Congratulations to all prizewinners:
1st: Michael Horstmann (8.5/9) -- $140 Equal 2nd: Ihsan Ferozkohi (7/9) -- $70 Equal 2nd: Igor Butsenko (7/9) -- $70
1st: Ian McAteer (6/6) -- $100 2nd: Rahal Wijesuriya (5.0/6) -- $60 3rd: Kevin Tjitrahadi (4.0/6) -- $40
Crosstable - Division A
Crosstable - Division B
Note 1: The organiser withdrew David Spatar from the tournament after Round 6. As David had missed the last 3 playing sessions and would be away for 3 more weeks in late June / early July, there was no possibility that he would finish all of his games by 19th July. The games played by and against David will be ACF-rated, but do not count towards the final tournament standings.
Crosstable - Division C
Note 1: Hareesh Thippeswamy has withdrawn from the tournament after Round 6, due to work commitments. The games played by and against Hareesh will be ACF-rated, but do not count towards the final tournament standings.