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EventReportJT2016

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31st Annual Jack Taylor Memorial

Victoria, 2016

 

Event Report

 

The 2016 Jack Taylor Memorial, the 31st annual, was held in Victoria on Nov. 18-20.   The event, which has historically drawn 15-20 players, improved on last year's near record turn out of 28 by more than doubling that to 57 players including representatives from Ontario, Alberta, and Washington.   A number of changes were made to the event although it's not clear which changes drove the increase in numbers - the prize fund was increased, rounds were spread over three days not two, two sections, and a full court press was put on in recruiting players.   It seems that chess on the Island is picking up improved attendance and more events.   In that vein, readers are encouraged to support the Nanaimo Winter Open next month (a link can be found on the Victoria Chess Club home page).

 

This year's event was once again generously sponsored by the descendants of the Jack Taylor family - for which many thanks are due.    They provided us with photos of Jack Taylor's gold medals from the 1928, 1929, and 1930s shown below.   We believed them all to be for BC Chess Championships but our resident historian, Stephen Wright, tells us the 1928 medal is for some other event.  10 karat gold medals for the BC Champion - those were the days!

 

 

Front and back of Jack Taylor's 1928, 1929, and 1930 Championship medals.  (Photo courtesy of Carole Treloar)

 

             

 

 

 

Our sponsors: the Jack Taylor Family;   (Katherine Treolar, Jason Treloar, Carole Treloar, organizer Roger Patterson, Doug Treloar)

 

 

 

The tournament itself was won by BC Champion FM Jason Cao and NM Brian McLaren.    They drew each other and won all their other games for a fairly steady win as top seeds in the section.    The U1600 section was another story - ratings were not a very good predictor of final result with a large number of upsets and 1100 rated players took the top two spots.   The U1600 winner, Elliot Lupini, won with what appears to be a clean 5-0 sweep but in fact, his last round win against Andrew Xu was from a decidedly lost position over many moves and  a crime against the chess gods.

 

Other prize winners were U1800: Rick Martinson and U1400 Matthew Dearle.

 

The top boards in round 4:   Brian McLaren vs Harry Moore, Michael Su vs Jason Cao & Patrick Huang's head.....

 

 

 

Left to right:  Our winners NM Brian McLaren , Roger Patterson (organizer), FM Jason Cao  (and a photo of the tournament's namesake Jack Taylor)

 

The U1600 winner:  Elliot Lupini

 

Zugzwang afficionados will appreciate the finish from Murray-Lapenna

 

 

1.  Nd7 Nh6+ 2 Kc8! 1-0

 

All Prize Winners:  ($1000 guaranteed)

 

1st-2nd:   FM Jason Cao, NM Brian McLaren  $250 each

U1800:  Rick Martinson $200

U1600:  Elliot Lupini $200

U1400:  Matthew Dearle $100

 

Another photo of the Jack Taylor medals..... (photo courtesy Carole Treloar)

 

Once again:  Thanks to our sponsors, the Jack Taylor Family, Paul Leblanc, and all those who helped out.

 

Organizer: Roger Patterson

TD:  Roger Patterson  

 

 

CFC crosstables for this event are at:   Premier Section:  and  U1600 Section:

 

 

Final Standings. Jack Taylor Memorial; 31st Annual: Premier Section

 

# Place Name ID Rtng City Province Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1-2 FM Jason Cao 149413 2413 VICTORIA BC W14 W5 D2 W12 W4 4.5
2   NM Brian McLaren 100088 2117 SURREY BC W16 W7 D1 W4 W8 4.5
3 3 NM Valeria Gansvind 135048 2258 SIDNEY BC W15 D10 H--- D7 W14 3.5
4 4-9 NM Harry Moore 101144 2205 VICTORIA BC W18 W24 W10 L2 L1 3.0
5   Jason Williamson 106287 2028 NANAIMO BC W25 L1 D9 W21 D6 3.0
6   Ivan Pauric 101816 1986 VICTORIA BC D27 W22 L12 W24 D5 3.0
7   Patrick Huang 152240 1927 VICTORIA BC W17 L2 H--- D3 W20 3.0
8   Matthew Geng 147851 1844 VICTORIA BC D21 D20 W19 W9 L2 3.0
9   Rick Martinson 122911 1764 COMOX BC H--- W27 D5 L8 W12 3.0
10 10-17 Michael A. Murray 132150 2105 PORT TOWNSEND
US W19 D3 L4 D20 D16 2.5
11   NM Roger Patterson 103043 2081 VICTORIA BC U--- W26 W18 H--- U--- 2.5
12   Michael Su 149622 1952 VANCOUVER
BC D20 W21 W6 L1 L9 2.5
13   Paul Leblanc 104186 1828 VICTORIA BC L24 L19 W22 D17 W21 2.5
14   Emanuel A. Pantazi 109984 1812 TORONTO ON L1 W16 D20 W18 L3 2.5
15   Frank O'Brien 139824 1802 NANOOSE BAY
BC L3 D17 D24 D23 W22 2.5
16   Houshyar Ghandi 109934 1759 N.VANCOUVER BC L2 L14 W25 W26 D10 2.5
17   Ross Richardson 111115 1682 VICTORIA BC L7 D15 D26 D13 W24 2.5
18 18-20 Rowan James 153852 1790 SOOKE BC L4 W25 L11 L14 W26 2.0
19   Richard J Lapenna 102082 1757 PENTICTON BC L10 W13 L8 L22 W25 2.0
20   Philip Harris 112311 1694 VANCOUVER BC D12 D8 D14 D10 L7 2.0
21 21-24 Bill Tate 105952 1674 VICTORIA BC D8 L12 W27 L5 L13 1.5
22   Paul McNichol 120735 1637 LANGLEY BC H--- L6 L13 W19 L15 1.5
23   Kent Cronin 101743 1613 VICTORIA BC U--- H--- H--- D15 U--- 1.5
24   Mau-Seng Lee 100313 1514 W.VANCOUVER BC W13 L4 D15 L6 L17 1.5
25 25-26 Ken Forman 123040 1752 VICTORIA BC L5 L18 L16 B--- L19 1.0
26   Brian Sullivan 103750 1476 LANGLEY BC H--- L11 D17 L16 L18 1.0
27 27 Nigel Hanrahan 102670 1718 DUNCAN BC D6 L9 L21 U--- U--- 0.5

 

Final Standings. Jack Taylor Memorial; 31st Annual: U1600

 

# Place Name ID Rtng City Province Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Elliot Lupini 143466 1197 VICTORIA BC W30 W28 W9 W10 W6 5.0
2 2 Matthew Dearle 161097 1174 VANCOUVER BC D4 W24 W13 W11 W10 4.5
3 3 Nicholas Peters 133193 1526 NANAIMO BC W11 W20 L10 W12 W14 4.0
4 4-7 Cliff Jones 108082 1571 VICTORIA
BC D2 W15 D5 W9 D7 3.5
5   Stephen Drake   1210 VICTORIA BC W23 W26 D4 L6 W16 3.5
6   Andrew Xu 156474 1165 W.VANCOUVER BC H--- W29 W25 W5 L1 3.5
7   Ivan Nicolici 160972 1111 VICTORIA BC W8 L9 W19 W24 D4 3.5
8 8-12 Bernie Stanley 160971 1526 VICTORIA BC L7 L12 W17 W19 W22 3.0
9   Stephen Ejack 137895 1426 RED DEER AB W12 W7 L1 L4 W21 3.0
10   Ethan Su 158714 1364 VANCOUVER BC W22 W16 W3 L1 L2 3.0
11   Inna Rabinovich 160973 1156 SIDNEY BC L3 W27 W28 L2 W18 3.0
12   Manolito Gulla   1000 VICTORIA BC L9 W8 W18 L3 W20 3.0
13 13-17 Jonathan Johnson   1300 VANCOUVER BC H--- W17 L2 L16 W26 2.5
14   Nikolas Milonas 148456 1274 VICTORIA BC L28 W30 D16 W25 L3 2.5
15   Anna Van 157400 1216 RICHMOND BC H--- L4 L21 W28 W24 2.5
16   Milan Cerovina 161093 1041 VANCOUVER BC W18 L10 D14 W13 L5 2.5
17   Garth Edgar 148849 1006 VICTORIA BC H--- L13 L8 W29 W25 2.5
18 18-23 Lincoln Camphaug 106967 1491 VICTORIA BC L16 W22 L12 W26 L11 2.0
19   Al Hui   1304 VICTORIA BC L26 W23 L7 L8 W30 2.0
20   Gurbaz Singh 162454 1176 SURREY BC W27 L3 D26 D21 L12 2.0
21   William Landstrom 162880 1100 NANOOSE BAY
BC D29 L25 W15 D20 L9 2.0
22   Jordan Lathwell 133205 972 NANAIMO
BC L10 L18 W30 W23 L8 2.0
23   Yun Xu Cao 159403 845 VICTORIA
BC L5 L19 W27 L22 W28 2.0
24 24-27 Julius Briner 154679 1350 SURREY BC H--- L2 W29 L7 L15 1.5
25   Dominic Garcia   1300 VICTORIA BC H--- W21 L6 L14 L17 1.5
26   Bo Wen [Angelina] Yang 156475 919 W.VANCOUVER BC W19 L5 D20 L18 L13 1.5
27   Dennis Quay 161591 598 VICTORIA BC L20 L11 L23 D30 B--- 1.5
28 28 Gogs Gagnon 161594 855 COURTENAY BC W14 L1 L11 L15 L23 1.0
29 29-30 Curtis Sleypen 155474 1500 KAMLOOPS BC D21 L6 L24 L17 U--- 0.5
30   Michael Luo 159400 828 VICTORIA BC L1 L14 L22 D27 L19 0.5

 

 

 

 

Previous Jack Taylor Memorials:

 

2016 Jack Taylor Memorial

2015 Jack Taylor Memorial

2014 Jack Taylor Memorial

2013 Jack Taylor Memorial

2012 Jack Taylor Memorial

2011 Jack Taylor Memorial

2010 Jack Taylor Memorial

2009 Jack Taylor Memorial

2008 Jack Taylor Memorial

2007 Jack Taylor Memorial

2006 Jack Taylor Memorial

List of Previous Winners of the Jack Taylor Memorial (Thanks to Stephen Wright)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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