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2017 David Ellis Cup

Tournament Report

The 2017 David Ellis Cup ran from Tuesday 24th October until Tuesday 28th November, with 24 participants. The format was 6 round Swiss, and the tournament was ACF- and FIDE-rated. The time control was 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move.

Ihsan Ferozkohi was unable to play Round 3 and briefly surrendered his lead, but soon regained it with wins over both Hardegens in Rounds 4 and 5. Meanwhile, David Ellis was also having a good tournament, reaching 4/5 with only one loss to Kathryn Hardegen. The final round game between Ihsan and David would determine the overall winner, with Ihsan prevailing in a difficult ending with R+B+P vs R+N.

The Round 5 game Ihsan Ferozkohi - WFM Kathryn Hardegen reached a level endgame, which Ihsan won in the end as Kathryn blundered a rook while in time pressure. Kathryn scored strong results in her remaining games to finish 2nd with 4.5/6. Equal 3rd were David Ellis, Edward Calado, Dennis Holland and Andrew Hardegen (4.0/6).

The Rating Group A prize (1470-1850 ACF) was won by Han Sen Kuan (4.0/6), with Andrey Lugovskoy and Darrian Low not far behind on 3.5/6. The Rating Group B prize (Under 1470 ACF and Unrated) was shared between Oscar Gao (8 years old), Pranav Senthil Kumar (12 years old), Harry Geronimo (9 years old) and Florante Osorio.

Thanks go to the arbiter, Simon Ayling, for his excellent work throughout the tournament.

More information (including FIDE Rating Report) is posted on the tournament Vega pages:
http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2017/www2017DavidEllisCup/index.html

Prizewinners

Open

1st: Ihsan Ferozkohi (5.5/6) -- $140 + Perpetual Trophy
2nd: WFM Kathryn Hardegen (4.5/6) -- $80
Equal 3rd: David Ellis, Edward Calado, Dennis Holland & Andrew Hardegen (4.0/6) -- $15 each

Rating Group A: 1470 - 1850 ACF

1st: Han Sen Kuan (4.0/6) -- $70
Equal 2nd: Andrey Lugovskoy & Darrian Low (3.5/6) -- $25 each

Rating Group B: Under 1470 ACF and Unrated

Equal 1st: Oscar Gao, Pranav Senthil Kumar, Harry Geronimo & Florante Osorio (2.5/6) -- $20 each



Unclaimed prizes for the 2017 David Ellis Cup will be awarded at the club over the next two weeks.

Crosstable

The final crosstable is shown below:

2017 David Ellis Cup
 Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6    |  DirE    Mwns    MBlk    Buc1    BucT     S-B  
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  1 Ferozkohi,Ihsan      2240      WA  5.5 | +W5   +B11  =BYE  +B7   +W2   +B3    |    0.0      5      3    19.5    19.5   23.50 
  2 Hardegen,Kathryn     1937 WFM  WA  4.5 | +W18  =B7   +W8   +B3   -B1   +W10   |    0.0      4      3    20.5    22.5   15.00 
  3 Ellis,David          2007      WA  4.0 | +B21  +W15  +B4   -W2   +B10  -W1    |    0.0      4      3    19.5    22.0   12.00 
  4 Calado,Edward        1970      WA  4.0 | +W17  +B12  -W3   -W5   +B20  +B15   |    0.0      4      3    16.0    18.0   10.00 
  5 Kuan,Han Sen         1672      WA  4.0 | -B1   +W20  +W22  +B4   -W7   +W11   |    0.0      4      2    18.5    20.0   10.50 
  6 Holland,Dennis       1954      WA  4.0 | +B20  =W14  -B10  +W16  +B12  =B7    |    0.0      3      4    15.5    17.5   11.00 
  7 Hardegen,Andrew      2131      WA  4.0 | +B9   =W2   +B13  -W1   +B5   =W6    |    0.0      3      3    21.5    24.5   14.75 
  8 Lugovskoy,Andrey (W) 1796      WA  3.5 | +W16  =BYE  -B2   +W17  +B14   --    |    0.0      3      2    17.0    17.0   11.50 
  9 Low,Darrian          1665      WA  3.5 | -W7   =BYE  =B17  +W23  =BYE  +B16   |    0.0      2      2    10.0    10.0   10.25 
 10 Geronimo,Brent       2130      WA  3.0 | -W12  +B18  +W6   +B11  -W3   -B2    |    0.0      3      3    18.5    20.5    9.00 
 11 Yap,Ignatius         1850      WA  3.0 | +B23  -W1   +B21  -W10  +W15  -B5    |    0.0      3      3    17.5    18.5    6.00 
 12 McAteer,Ian          1565      WA  3.0 | +B10  -W4   =B15  +W21  -W6   =B14   |    0.0      2      3    16.5    19.0    8.25 
 13 Soutar,Gavin         1825      WA  3.0 | =BYE  +B24  -W7   -B15  =W17  +W20   |    0.0      2      2    11.5    11.5    6.75 
 14 Dagza,Ben            1682      WA  3.0 | +W19  =B6   =BYE  =BYE  -W8   =W12   |    0.0      1      1    13.5    13.5   13.00 
 15 Koehler,Colin        1772      WA  2.5 | +B22  -B3   =W12  +W13  -B11  -W4    |    0.0      2      3    17.0    18.5    6.00 
 16 Gao,Oscar               0      WA  2.5 | -B8   =BYE  +W24  -B6   +W22  -W9    |    0.0      2      2    13.5    13.5    4.50 
 17 Senthil Kumar,Pranav 1462      WA  2.5 | -B4   +W23  =W9   -B8   =B13  =W18   |    0.0      1      3    16.5    17.5    5.25 
 18 Geronimo,Harry       1128      WA  2.5 | -B2   -W10  -B20  +W24  +BYE  =B17   |    0.0      1      3    13.5    14.0    3.25 
 19 Osorio,Florante         0      WA  2.5 | -B14  -W21  =BYE  =BYE  =B23  +W24   |    0.0      1      2     7.0     7.0    5.00 
 20 White,Alan           1285      WA  2.0 | -W6   -B5   +W18  +B22  -W4   -B13   |    0.0      2      3    17.0    18.5    3.50 
 21 Sun,Victor       (W) 1482      WA  2.0 | -W3   +B19  -W11  -B12  +B24   --    |    0.0      2      3    15.5    16.0    3.00 
 22 Moehler,Garry        1448      WA  2.0 | -W15  +BYE  -B5   -W20  -B16  +W23   |    0.0      1      2    13.0    14.0    3.00 
 23 Drake,Brian           847      WA  1.5 | -W11  -B17  +BYE  -B9   =W19  -B22   |    0.0      0      3    13.0    14.5    2.75 
 24 De Vas,Yonal            0      WA  0.5 | =BYE  -W13  -B16  -B18  -W21  -B19   |    0.0      0      3    12.5    12.5    3.00 

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Round 6 Results

2017 David Ellis Cup: Results of round 6, played at 19:30 on 28/11/2017

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  1 = Ellis,David          ( 4.0) - Ferozkohi,Ihsan      ( 4.5) =   4 -   1 =   0 - 1
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  2 = Hardegen,Andrew      ( 3.5) - Holland,Dennis       ( 3.5) =   2 -   6 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  3 = Hardegen,Kathryn     ( 3.5) - Geronimo,Brent       ( 3.0) =   7 -   3 =   1 - 0
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  4 = Kuan,Han Sen         ( 3.0) - Yap,Ignatius         ( 3.0) =  13 -   8 =   1 - 0
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  5 = Koehler,Colin        ( 2.5) - Calado,Edward        ( 3.0) =  11 -   5 =   0 - 1
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  6 = Dagza,Ben            ( 2.5) - McAteer,Ian          ( 2.5) =  12 -  15 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  7 = Gao,Oscar            ( 2.5) - Low,Darrian          ( 2.5) =  22 -  14 =   0 - 1
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  8 = Soutar,Gavin         ( 2.0) - White,Alan           ( 2.0) =   9 -  18 =   1 - 0
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  9 = Senthil Kumar,Pranav ( 2.0) - Geronimo,Harry       ( 2.0) =  17 -  19 = 1/2 - 1/2
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 10 = Moehler,Garry        ( 1.0) - Drake,Brian          ( 1.5) =  23 -  20 =   1 - 0
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 11 = Osorio,Florante      ( 1.5) - De Vas,Yonal         ( 0.5) =  24 -  21 =   1 - 0
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 The following players were absent:
  10 - Lugovskoy,Andrey    
  16 - Sun,Victor          

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Round 5 Results

2017 David Ellis Cup: Results of round 5, played at 19:30 on 21/11/2017

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  1 = Ferozkohi,Ihsan      ( 3.5) - Hardegen,Kathryn     ( 3.5) =   1 -   7 =   1 - 0
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  2 = Geronimo,Brent       ( 3.0) - Ellis,David          ( 3.0) =   3 -   4 =   0 - 1
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  3 = Kuan,Han Sen         ( 3.0) - Hardegen,Andrew      ( 2.5) =  13 -   2 =   0 - 1
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  4 = McAteer,Ian          ( 2.5) - Holland,Dennis       ( 2.5) =  15 -   6 =   0 - 1
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  5 = Dagza,Ben            ( 2.5) - Lugovskoy,Andrey     ( 2.5) =  12 -  10 =   0 - 1
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  6 = Yap,Ignatius         ( 2.0) - Koehler,Colin        ( 2.5) =   8 -  11 =   1 - 0
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  7 = White,Alan           ( 2.0) - Calado,Edward        ( 2.0) =  18 -   5 =   0 - 1
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  8 = Soutar,Gavin         ( 1.5) - Senthil Kumar,Pranav ( 1.5) =   9 -  17 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  9 = Gao,Oscar            ( 1.5) - Moehler,Garry        ( 1.0) =  22 -  23 =   1 - 0
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 10 = Drake,Brian          ( 1.0) - Osorio,Florante      ( 1.0) =  20 -  24 = 1/2 - 1/2
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 11 = De Vas,Yonal         ( 0.5) - Sun,Victor           ( 1.0) =  21 -  16 =   0 - 1
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 12 = Geronimo,Harry       ( 1.0) - BYE                  ( 0.0) =  19 -   0 =  1F - 0F
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 The following player(s) received a half-point BYE:
  14 - Low,Darrian         

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Round 4 Results

2017 David Ellis Cup: Results of round 4, played at 19:30 on 14/11/2017

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  1 = Ellis,David          ( 3.0) - Hardegen,Kathryn     ( 2.5) =   4 -   7 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Hardegen,Andrew      ( 2.5) - Ferozkohi,Ihsan      ( 2.5) =   2 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Yap,Ignatius         ( 2.0) - Geronimo,Brent       ( 2.0) =   8 -   3 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Calado,Edward        ( 2.0) - Kuan,Han Sen         ( 2.0) =   5 -  13 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Holland,Dennis       ( 1.5) - Gao,Oscar            ( 1.5) =   6 -  22 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Koehler,Colin        ( 1.5) - Soutar,Gavin         ( 1.5) =  11 -   9 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Lugovskoy,Andrey     ( 1.5) - Senthil Kumar,Pranav ( 1.5) =  10 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  8 = McAteer,Ian          ( 1.5) - Sun,Victor           ( 1.0) =  15 -  16 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Low,Darrian          ( 1.0) - Drake,Brian          ( 1.0) =  14 -  20 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Moehler,Garry        ( 1.0) - White,Alan           ( 1.0) =  23 -  18 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Geronimo,Harry       ( 0.0) - De Vas,Yonal         ( 0.5) =  19 -  21 = 1 - 0
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 The following player(s) received a half-point BYE:
  12 - Dagza,Ben           
  24 - Osorio,Florante     

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Round 3 Results

2017 David Ellis Cup: Results of round 3, played at 19:30 on 7/11/2017

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  1 = Calado,Edward        ( 2.0) - Ellis,David          ( 2.0) =   5 -   4 =   0 - 1
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  2 = Soutar,Gavin         ( 1.5) - Hardegen,Andrew      ( 1.5) =   9 -   2 =   0 - 1
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  3 = Hardegen,Kathryn     ( 1.5) - Lugovskoy,Andrey     ( 1.5) =   7 -  10 =   1 - 0
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  4 = Geronimo,Brent       ( 1.0) - Holland,Dennis       ( 1.5) =   3 -   6 =   1 - 0
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  5 = Sun,Victor           ( 1.0) - Yap,Ignatius         ( 1.0) =  16 -   8 =   0 - 1
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  6 = Koehler,Colin        ( 1.0) - McAteer,Ian          ( 1.0) =  11 -  15 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  7 = Kuan,Han Sen         ( 1.0) - Moehler,Garry        ( 1.0) =  13 -  23 =   1 - 0
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  8 = Senthil Kumar,Pranav ( 1.0) - Low,Darrian          ( 0.5) =  17 -  14 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  9 = Gao,Oscar            ( 0.5) - De Vas,Yonal         ( 0.5) =  22 -  21 =   1 - 0
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 10 = White,Alan           ( 0.0) - Geronimo,Harry       ( 0.0) =  18 -  19 =   1 - 0
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 11 = Drake,Brian          ( 0.0) - BYE                  ( 0.0) =  20 -   0 =  1F - 0F
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 The following player(s) received a half-point BYE:
   1 - Ferozkohi,Ihsan     
  12 - Dagza,Ben           
  24 - Osorio,Florante     

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Round 2 Results

2017 David Ellis Cup: Results of round 2, played at 19:30 on 31/10/2017

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  1 = Yap,Ignatius         ( 1.0) - Ferozkohi,Ihsan      ( 1.0) =   8 -   1 =   0 - 1
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  2 = Hardegen,Andrew      ( 1.0) - Hardegen,Kathryn     ( 1.0) =   2 -   7 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  3 = Ellis,David          ( 1.0) - Koehler,Colin        ( 1.0) =   4 -  11 =   1 - 0
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  4 = McAteer,Ian          ( 1.0) - Calado,Edward        ( 1.0) =  15 -   5 =   0 - 1
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  5 = Holland,Dennis       ( 1.0) - Dagza,Ben            ( 1.0) =   6 -  12 = 1/2 - 1/2
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  6 = De Vas,Yonal         ( 0.5) - Soutar,Gavin         ( 0.5) =  21 -   9 =   0 - 1
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  7 = Geronimo,Harry       ( 0.0) - Geronimo,Brent       ( 0.0) =  19 -   3 =   0 - 1
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  8 = Kuan,Han Sen         ( 0.0) - White,Alan           ( 0.0) =  13 -  18 =   1 - 0
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  9 = Osorio,Florante      ( 0.0) - Sun,Victor           ( 0.0) =  24 -  16 =   0 - 1
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 10 = Senthil Kumar,Pranav ( 0.0) - Drake,Brian          ( 0.0) =  17 -  20 =   1 - 0
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 11 = Moehler,Garry        ( 0.0) - BYE                  ( 0.0) =  23 -   0 =  1F - 0F
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 The following player(s) received a half-point BYE:
  10 - Lugovskoy,Andrey    
  14 - Low,Darrian         
  22 - Gao,Oscar           

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Round 1 Results

2017 David Ellis Cup: Results of round 1, played at 19:30 on 24/10/2017

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  1 = Ferozkohi,Ihsan      ( 0.0) - Kuan,Han Sen         ( 0.0) =   1 -  13 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Low,Darrian          ( 0.0) - Hardegen,Andrew      ( 0.0) =  14 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Geronimo,Brent       ( 0.0) - McAteer,Ian          ( 0.0) =   3 -  15 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Sun,Victor           ( 0.0) - Ellis,David          ( 0.0) =  16 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Calado,Edward        ( 0.0) - Senthil Kumar,Pranav ( 0.0) =   5 -  17 = 1 - 0
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  6 = White,Alan           ( 0.0) - Holland,Dennis       ( 0.0) =  18 -   6 = 0 - 1
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  7 = Hardegen,Kathryn     ( 0.0) - Geronimo,Harry       ( 0.0) =   7 -  19 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Drake,Brian          ( 0.0) - Yap,Ignatius         ( 0.0) =  20 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Lugovskoy,Andrey     ( 0.0) - Gao,Oscar            ( 0.0) =  10 -  22 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Moehler,Garry        ( 0.0) - Koehler,Colin        ( 0.0) =  23 -  11 = 0 - 1
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 11 = Dagza,Ben            ( 0.0) - Osorio,Florante      ( 0.0) =  12 -  24 = 1 - 0
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 The following player(s) received a half-point BYE:
   9 - Soutar,Gavin        
  21 - De Vas,Yonal        

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Background

The tournament recognises David Ellis' substantial and continued contributions to Western Australian chess, as player, coach, administrator and newspaper columnist, since his move to Perth 45 years ago.

David was recently President of the CAWA (2013 - 2017), and is also a Life Member of the CAWA. David is a highly valued member of SSCC, having supported the club since its beginning in 2014, and he is one of the club's 9 original members.

A summary of David's contributions to chess can be found on the CAWA website (extract below):

David Ellis

David is well known to many in the WA chess scene through his excellent column in the West Australian newspaper since 1995. In 2000 David was awarded the prestigious Purdy Medal for Chess Journalism as well as the Australian Sports Medal.

David was born in the Isles of Scilly, about 40km from mainland Cornwall in the south west of England. He learnt to play chess at the age of 11 at Truro School, Cornwall. David says that GM Michael Adams (one of the top players in the world) was the school's most famous player.

Before coming to WA in 1972, David was an accomplished player. His titles included; West of England Minor (U16) Champion 1955; Cornish Junior Champion 1957; Kent Champion 1965; West of England Champion 1966; and Cornish Champion 1966 and 1969.

The impact on chess in WA was immediate when David arrived. His first opponent (and victim) was Haydn Barber in the Fremantle Open.

In 1975, 1978 and 1979 David was the WA State Champion. He lost a play-off in 1984, and was runner-up in 1973, 1974 and 1992. David played in a number of Australian Championships, his best result being equal third in 1995.

Even before coming to Australia, David was involved in coaching, organisation and administration of chess (since secondary school). David mentioned that the most famous player he coached was the British Champion GM Julian Hodgson, when he was about 8 or 9 years old.

In WA, David has been involved in the running of North Suburban, Willetton Sports and St Brigids Chess Clubs. He has also been the Organiser of the WA Grand Prix for many years.

As many would know, David has a son, John and daughter, Tanya. Both have won a number of State Junior Championship Titles and Tanya was a regular member of the WA girls and then women's State team.

This involvement led David into nearly 10 years of voluntary service to the WA Women's & Girls Chess Council. David coached their members who gained significant success in inter-state matches. WA won the Girls' Division of the Dorothy Dibley Shield (inter-state chess competition via telephone) in 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. WA won the Shield outright (Women's and Girls' Divisions collectively) in 1999.

This fantastic effort has led David to be chosen, on numerous occasions, as CAWA's nominee for Coach of the Year to the WA Sports Star Awards. In addition to this, David has helped organise and run the inter-state matches, Women's & Girls State Championships and other competitions for the CAWA.

As with other successful and busy people, David also found time for other pursuits, playing cricket for 15 years with the Willetton Sports and Rostrata Clubs. You would have seen David behind the stumps as wicket-keeper and then in front of the wickets knocking a half century as the opening batsman.