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EventReportJT2018

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2018 Jack Taylor Memorial Event Report

 

game file (pgn)

 

Final standings at the end of this report.

 

Zulfikar Sali Sweeps 2018 Jack Taylor Memorial

Submitted by Paul Leblanc

 

 Victoria master Zulfikar Sali swept to victory with a perfect score in the 33rd annual Jack Taylor Memorial Chess Tournament, held 26-28 October in the Topaz Room of the Victoria Comfort Inn and Suites.

 

Zulfikar is no newcomer to chess but his development as a chess master has had to compete with family and career.  He started competitive chess in the Philippines as a junior in the mid-1990s and won a regional championship there before moving to the United Kingdom (his current FIDE flag) where he was Norwich, Norfolk champion in 2001-2002 while he worked as an emergency nurse.   In 2009 he moved to Canada, again working as an emergency nurse in Edmonton then Prince George.  In 2015 he started his current employment as an emergency RN at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.  With his 5-0 performance in the Jack Taylor Memorial he is now rated among the top ten players in BC.

 

 

Last round of the 2018 Jack Taylor Memorial.  Zulfikar Sali vs Brian McLaren and Dr. Ian Cordon vs IM Ray Kaufman

  

IM Ray Kaufman and Duncan Haines tied for 2nd at 4-1.  Ray, an American, is no stranger to BC chess, this being his 30th CFC rated event.  He shared the good news that he has just married and taken up residence in Vancouver.  Duncan’s success continues his steady upward progress since returning to chess in 2012 and he makes it to expert level with this result.

 

Top U1800 was Philip Harris, a stalwart of BC chess for the past 30 years.

 

In the U1600 section, Isaac Trenton also scored a perfect 5-0.  Isaac is a Grade 9 student at École Alpha Secondary School in Burnaby.  He is being coached by Curtis Lister and enjoys chess because it is a game of strategy over chance.  His next chess goal is to play in a FIDE rated tournament.

 

Isaac Trenton vs Andrey Kozlov in their decisive last-round encounter

 

Top U1300 was captured by Bernie Stanley with 4-1.  He is a relative newcomer to tournament chess and a regular player at the Victoria Chess Club.

 

This year’s event attracted 67 players, one fewer than last year’s all-time record.

 

The family of former BC Champion Jack Taylor have been generous patrons of this tournament for several years.  Several members of the Taylor family were introduced to the players on Saturday and received an enthusiastic round of applause.  They were particularly delighted to meet Duncan Haines who played Taylor in his last tournament in Vancouver in 1974.

 

The tournament was organized and directed by Roger Patterson, president of the Victoria Chess Club.

 

SwissSys Standings. Jack Taylor Memorial 2018: Premier

 

# Place Name ID Rtng Team St Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Zulfikar Sali 149874 2287   BC W19 W3 W7 W6 W5 5.0    $500      
 
2-3 Raymond Kaufman 8107140 2342   BC W37 L16 W24 W14 W13 4.0    $250
3   Duncan Haines 153739 1861   BC W32 L1 W25 W11 W12 4.0    $250
4 4-10 Arpak Worya Mohammed Qanee 167619 2236   BC D15 D25 W37 D16 W21 3.5    $25
5   Brian McLaren 100088 2195   BC W31 W10 W8 D13 L1 3.5    $25
6   Harry Moore 101144 2164   BC W20 W23 W16 L1 D8 3.5    $25
7   Louis Cheng 120825 2141   BC W21 W18 L1 W29 D9 3.5    $25
8   Callum Lehingrat 156171 2055   BC W27 W29 L5 W20 D6 3.5    $25
9   Rowan James 153852 1897   BC D39 W15 W28 D12 D7 3.5    $25
10   Brian Yang 161104 1781   BC W40 L5 D32 W28 L16 2.5  
11 11-15 Valeria Gansvind 135048 2170   BC D25 H--- W23 L3 W22 3.0
12   Andrei Moffat 108272 2135   ON W26 D28 W22 D9 L3 3.0
13   Ian Cordon 160969 2075   BC D35 W39 W17 D5 L2 3.0
14   Paul Leblanc 104186 1863   BC L29 W27 W33 L2 W30 3.0
15   Philip Harris 112311 1715   BC D4 L9 D30 W33 W26 3.0  $200
16 16-22 Patrick Huang 152240 2039   BC W38 W2 L6 D4 W10 3.5   $25
17   Houshyar Ghandi 109934 1828   BC D33 W34 L13 L22 W29 2.5
18   Bill Tate 105952 1777   BC W30 L7 L29 D27 W34 2.5
19   Reza Sardari 166124 1725   BC L1 L32 W40 W39 D20 2.5
20   Pablo Diemecke 106458 1667   BC L6 W41 W36 L8 D19 2.5
21   Ken Forman 123040 1636   BC L7 D30 W34 W32 L4 2.5
22   Kent Cronin 101743 1607   BC H--- W42 L12 W17 L11 2.5
23 23-30 Ross Richardson 111115 1771   BC W41 L6 L11 L25 W39 2.0
24   Frank O'Brien 139824 1757   BC D34 D33 L2 L30 W38 2.0
25   Charles Wu 162771 1671   BC D11 D4 L3 W23 U--- 2.0
26   Richard J Lapenna 102082 1619   BC L12 L36 W38 W31 L15 2.0
27   Peter St. Louis 103416 1600   BC L8 L14 W41 D18 D28 2.0
28   Ryan Yang 160085 1559   BC W36 D12 L9 L10 D27 2.0
29   Shayan Rahimabadi 163198 1527   BC W14 L8 W18 L7 L17 2.0
30   Lincoln Camphaug 106967 1470   BC L18 D21 D15 W24 L14 2.0
31 31-34 Amir Afshar 166980 1681   BC L5 D40 D39 L26 D33 1.5
32   Marionito Jose 120077 1515   BC L3 W19 D10 L21 U--- 1.5
33   Andrew Xu 156474 1504   BC D17 D24 L14 L15 D31 1.5
34   Jessica Qian 163397 1448   BC D24 L17 L21 W40 L18 1.5
35 35-40 Roger Patterson 103043 2032 FLOATER BC D13 H--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0
36   Jason Williamson 106287 1947   BC L28 W26 L20 U--- U--- 1.0
37   Rod Brown 107597 1728 FLOATER BC L2 W38 L4 U--- U--- 1.0
38   Mau-Seng Lee 100313 1565   BC L16 L37 L26 W41 L24 1.0
39   Cliff Jones 108082 1531   BC D9 L13 D31 L19 L23 1.0
40   Brian Sullivan 103750 1491   BC L10 D31 L19 L34 D41 1.0
41 41 Nathan Ping-Ying Wu 161420 1461   BC L23 L20 L27 L38 D40 0.5
42 42 William Bustard 108113 1385   BC U--- L22 U--- U--- U--- 0.0

 

SwissSys Standings. Jack Taylor Memorial 2018: U1600

 

# Place Name ID Rtng Team St Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Isaac Trenton 163632 1494   BC W18 W16 W3 W8 W6 5.0    $250      
2 2-3 Haibo Sun 160596 1561   BC W17 L3 W9 W18 W8 4.0    $150
3   Bernie Stanley 160971 1284   BC W24 W2 L1 W20 W5 4.0    $150
4 4 Lucas Eisenberg 164464 947   BC W25 L5 W14 W7 D9 3.5    $100
5 5-12 Stephen Drake 162948 1365 FLOATER BC W12 W4 W7 U--- L3 3.0
6   Andrey Kozlov NEW 1317   BC W26 W20 L8 W12 L1 3.0
7   Alexander Rabinovich NEW 1301 RABINOVI BC W21 W14 L5 L4 W18 3.0
8   Suhao Hu 166576 1247   BC W13 W15 W6 L1 L2 3.0
9   Nikolas Milonas 148456 1243   BC H--- W10 L2 W21 D4 3.0
10   Winston Huang 163604 1071   BC H--- L9 W13 D19 W21 3.0
11   Al Hui 162945 1028   BC L14 L21 W23 W15 W16 3.0
12   Tyler Fowler 163180 923   BC L5 W23 W15 L6 W14 3.0
13 13 Declan O'Sullivan 166762 706   BC L8 D19 L10 W24 W20 2.5
14 14-22 Raemur Bedward NEW 1522   BC W11 L7 L4 W17 L12 2.0
15   Ivan Nicolici 160972 1452   BC W19 L8 L12 L11 W26 2.0
16   Inna Rabinovich 160973 1096 RABINOVI BC W23 L1 L20 W22 L11 2.0
17   Jonathan Johnson 162947 1038   BC L2 W26 L21 L14 W24 2.0
18   Xunwei [William] Ma 165749 1000   BC L1 W24 W22 L2 L7 2.0
19   Jeffrey Freed 166120 951   BC L15 D13 W25 D10 U--- 2.0
20   Marc Moisan 163561 886   BC X--- L6 W16 L3 L13 2.0
21   William Li 160594 809   BC L7 W11 W17 L9 L10 2.0
22   Mackie Bryson NEW 800   BC H--- H--- L18 L16 W23 2.0
23 23-24 David McKinnon NEW 800   BC L16 L12 L11 W26 L22 1.0
24   Colette Eisenberg 165275 785   BC L3 L18 W26 L13 L17 1.0
25 25-26 William Bustard 108113 1385   BC L4 U--- L19 U--- U--- 0.0
26   Nicholas Pei-Chang Wu 163251 813   BC L6 L17 L24 L23 L15 0.0

 

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