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2014 BC Open Event Report

Page history last edited by roger patterson 6 years, 1 month ago

2014 BC Open

Richmond, BC

Feb.  8-10

 

The 2014 BC Open was held Feb. 8-10 in Richmond.   This was the 50 year anniversary of the event, first held in 1964 although there have been a number of years in which it was not held.  76 players participated - a historically high number for the event but similar to last year's count.

 

This year's edition saw some changes: a switch to 6 rounds from last year's 5, and a new restriction on how far player can play up a section.   These changes were generally well received but as almost all of the eligible to play up people did play up, we will be thinking on how to best address the needs of this group of people.

 

The winner of the 2014 BC Open was Tanraj Sohal who repeated as champion from last year.   For the most part, his opponents did not give him much trouble apart from Howard Wu who nicked him for a draw and Butch Villavieja who lost in a game that went down to the final minutes of the time scramble.   Howard drew his last round as well and wound up in clear second and took the qualification spot to this year's BC Closed.   Butch had a 5th round bye which when combined with his loss to Tanraj, put him out of contention for the top two places.   I'm told that the bye was needed for him to attend a swearing in Canadian citizenship ceremony so a different kind of win and congratulations are in order.    The last prize in the Premier section was the U2100 prize, won by Roger Patterson.

 

The U1800 section ended in a tie for first place between Hector Rathburn and Maven Zheng.    Hector was at the top by rating so no surprise there but Maven at 1268 was something of a dark horse.    Another dark horse who did well was Ben Zheng who won the unrated prize but was in contention for first until the last round.   The U1500 prize was split between Neil Doknjas, Aiden Zhou, and Victor Zheng.

 

A big thank you to Michael Lo and Lara Lo for volunteering and to Jack Yoos for a donation to the cause.

 

A pgn file of games from the top section

 

Some photos of the winners below as well as the crosstable.

 

A list of previous winners is at Stephen Wright's BC Chess History site:

 

Prizes ($2000 guaranteed)

1st: Tanraj Sohal $600

2nd and BC Closed qualifier spot Howard Wu $300

U2100 Roger Patterson $300

 

U1800 Hector Rathburn and Maven Zheng $275 each

U1500 Neil Doknjas, Aiden Zhou, and Victor Zheng $50 each

Unrated: Ben Zheng

 

TD: Stephen Wright, FA

Organizers: Roger Patterson and Paul Leblanc (Victoria Chess)

250

 

 

U2100 Roger Patterson, 2nd place Howard Wu and BC Open Champion Tanraj Sohal

 

 

U1800 co-winner Maven Zheng, organizer Roger Patterson, co-winner Hector Rathburn, and organizer Paul Leblanc

 

 

The organizers with the U1500 winners

 

 

and finally, Ben Zheng for the Unrated prize.

 

 

 

SwissSys Standings. BC Open: Open

#

Name

Rtng

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Tot

Prize

1

Tanraj S Sohal

2346

W23

W13

W4

W3

D2

W5

5.5

600.00

2

Howard Wu

2224

W24

W8

W6

W7

D1

D4

5.0

300.00

3

Butch Villavieja

2227

W17

W30

W10

L1

H---

W6

4.5

 

4

Roger Patterson

2076

W25

W33

L1

W30

W9

D2

4.5

300.00

5

John Doknjas

2073

D31

W28

D9

W8

W13

L1

4.0

 

6

Max Gedajlovic

2070

W27

W20

L2

W10

W11

L3

4.0

 

7

Joshua Doknjas

1997

D14

W26

W15

L2

W25

D9

4.0

 

8

Joe Soliven

1957

W35

L2

W33

L5

W31

W15

4.0

 

9

Aram Arzumanyan

1923

W36

W21

D5

W14

L4

D7

4.0

 

10

Kim Nguyen

2109

W18

W32

L3

L6

D14

W25

3.5

 

11

Lukas Beaudry

2075

D26

L14

W20

W29

L6

W27

3.5

 

12

Peter Kalisvaart

2038

D28

D31

D25

W17

D15

D13

3.5

 

13

Ruining [ray] Wu

2037

W34

L1

W31

W21

L5

D12

3.5

 

14

Nathan Shao

1687

D7

W11

W29

L9

D10

D17

3.5

 

15

Robin Yu

1976

D29

W19

L7

W34

D12

L8

3.0

 

16

Jofrel Landingin

1905

L33

L25

L19

W38

W29

W28

3.0

 

17

Alex Y Lin

1872

L3

W38

W32

L12

D21

D14

3.0

 

18

Richard Ingram

1835

L10

W36

L30

D28

W34

D20

3.0

 

19

Manuel Omana Escandor

1633

H---

L15

W16

L25

D24

W31

3.0

 

20

Brian Sullivan

1586

B---

L6

L11

B---

D23

D18

3.0

 

21

James Chan

2119

W37

L9

W24

L13

D17

U---

2.5

 

22

Paul Leblanc

1999

L32

L29

W35

L31

D38

W36

2.5

 

23

Neale Monkhouse

1891

L1

D34

D28

D32

D20

D24

2.5

 

24

Michael Su

1860

L2

W35

L21

D36

D19

D23

2.5

 

25

Joe Roback

1835

L4

W16

D12

W19

L7

L10

2.5

 

26

Severo [juni] Caluza

1825

D11

L7

H---

D33

W32

U---

2.5

 

27

Philip Harris

1765

L6

H---

L34

W35

W36

L11

2.5

 

28

Kai Richardson

1740

D12

L5

D23

D18

W33

L16

2.5

 

29

Luke Pulfer

1651

D15

W22

L14

L11

L16

W34

2.5

 

30

Andrew Quinton Lee

1960

W38

L3

W18

L4

U---

U---

2.0

 

31

Karl [lizhe] Cui

1800

D5

D12

L13

W22

L8

L19

2.0

 

32

Joanne Foote

1721

W22

L10

L17

D23

L26

D33

2.0

 

33

Daniel Sutherland

1597

W16

L4

L8

D26

L28

D32

2.0

 

34

Duncan Haines

1735

L13

D23

W27

L15

L18

L29

1.5

 

35

Kevin Low

1608

L8

L24

L22

L27

B---

D38

1.5

 

36

Houshyar Ghandi

1601

L9

L18

W38

D24

L27

L22

1.5

 

37

Primero Landingin

1855

L21

H---

H---

U---

U---

U---

1.0

 

38

Rinna Yu

1668

L30

L17

L36

L16

D22

D35

1.0

 

SwissSys Standings. BC Open: U1800

#

Name

Rtng

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Tot

Prize

1

Hector Rathburn

1745

W20

W15

W2

W12

D7

D4

5.0

275.00

2

Maven Zheng

1268

W38

W13

L1

W27

W14

W7

5.0

275.00

3

Travis Olson

1787

W25

W19

W8

L7

D5

W15

4.5

 

4

Neil Doknjas

1443

W35

L7

W21

W9

W19

D1

4.5

50.00

5

Aiden Zhou

1337

W29

H---

D11

W22

D3

W17

4.5

50.00

6

Victor Zheng

1324

W36

D17

L12

W25

W13

W11

4.5

50.00

7

Ben Zheng

unr.

W24

W4

W27

W3

D1

L2

4.5

100.00

8

Kyle Zheng

1407

W26

W33

L3

L15

W21

W16

4.0

 

9

Clark Zhang

1202

D12

W28

D13

L4

W31

W19

4.0

 

10

Frank Hou

1197

L13

L31

W30

W36

W27

W20

4.0

 

11

Ethan Low

1597

D16

W37

D5

W17

D15

L6

3.5

 

12

Nathaniel Knox

1591

D9

W16

W6

L1

L17

W23

3.5

 

13

Andrew Hoyer

1541

W10

L2

D9

W33

L6

W24

3.5

 

14

Leo Qu

1377

D37

W18

L17

W24

L2

W27

3.5

 

15

Yekta Saremi

1281

W31

L1

W36

W8

D11

L3

3.5

 

16

David Jiang

771

D11

L12

W26

B---

W18

L8

3.5

 

17

Omkrishna Shah

unr.

W34

D6

W14

L11

W12

L5

3.5

 

18

Lahiru Jayaweera

1500

L33

L14

W38

W28

L16

W30

3.0

 

19

Matthew Geng

1291

W30

L3

W28

W31

L4

L9

3.0

 

20

Daniel Du

1210

L1

W30

L31

W29

W22

L10

3.0

 

21

Digvijay Sawant

1189

W32

L27

L4

W34

L8

W28

3.0

 

22

Danny Liu

1144

L27

W38

W23

L5

L20

W31

3.0

 

23

Li Geng

1455

L28

D26

L22

W37

W33

L12

2.5

 

24

Stewart Paulson

1310

L7

W29

D33

L14

W25

L13

2.5

 

25

Annika Zhou

1225

L3

H---

W37

L6

L24

W33

2.5

 

26

Aidan Madokoro

1029

L8

D23

L16

L30

W29

B---

2.5

 

27

Paula Brewster

1517

W22

W21

L7

L2

L10

L14

2.0

 

28

Patrick Huang

1131

W23

L9

L19

L18

X34

L21

2.0

 

29

Justin Wan

916

L5

L24

B---

L20

L26

W35

2.0

 

30

Griffin Keyes

unr.

L19

L20

L10

W26

W35

L18

2.0

 

31

Mathew Levasseur

unr.

L15

W10

W20

L19

L9

L22

2.0

 

32

Alex Reny

1327

L21

W35

H---

U---

U---

U---

1.5

 

33

Julius Briner

1144

W18

L8

D24

L13

L23

L25

1.5

 

34

Amir-arsalan Kashfolayat

1239

L17

L36

W35

L21

F28

U---

1.0

 

35

Lucian Wu

1053

L4

L32

L34

B---

L30

L29

1.0

 

36

Donald Chacon-Taylor

unr.

L6

W34

L15

L10

U---

U---

1.0

 

37

Sophie Ngo

956

D14

L11

L25

L23

U---

U---

0.5

 

38

George Liu

unr.

L2

L22

L18

U---

U---

U---

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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