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    Thumbs up Almonte Open 2018

    The Almonte Open is back for a third time! This Eastern Ontario Grand Prix event takes place at the Gatehouse of the Historic Mill of Kintail, just minutes outside of Almonte, Ontario. Enjoy a weekend of chess in an idyllic setting within a conservation area. Between rounds visit the R Tait Mackenzie museum, or enjoy the spectacular fall foilage while hiking the several nature trails.

    Event Date: October 13 – 14 2018.

    Place: The Mill of Kintail Gatehouse, 2854 Concession 8, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0

    Type: Regular Swiss Open, U1900, U1600, pairings in single section with class prizes

    Rounds: 5 rounds — Saturday @ 9am, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday@ 9am and 2pm.
    Time Control: Game/90 minutes plus 30 seconds/move increments.

    Prizes: $500 minimum prize fund guaranteed. Sections and prizes are based on entries and may change.

    Entry Fee: $50 if pre-registered, $60 at site. Amateur entry is $30. Amateur entrants are not eligible for cash prizes. Free entry for GMs/WGMs & IMs/WIMs.

    CFC or FQE membership is required. A limited number of clocks and sets will be provided, so please bring your own equipment.

    Requesting byes: A maximum of two ½ point byes can be given in the first three rounds.

    Organizer: Garland Best Tournament Director: Garland Best

    Registration options:
    1. Cheque by October 5, 2018, payable to: Garland Best, PO Box 1245, Almonte, On, K0A 1A0
    2. Register in person at the RA Chess Club, October 4 or October 11, 7:00-7:30 PM
    3. Register on-site between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM

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    Additional Information

    Directions From Ottawa: Follow the 417 West to exit 155, March road. Turn left onto March Road, towards Almonte. Drive through Almonte to County Rd 29. Turn right onto County Rd. 29 Travel 3 km to Clayton Rd. Turn left onto Clayton Rd, and drive 1.4km to Concession 8. Turn right on to Concession 8 and travel 1.7km. The Mill of Kintail will be on your right.

    Directions from Kingston: Take Highway 15 North to Carleton Place. Turn right onto Highway 7 towards Ottawa. After 700m turn left onto County Rd 29. Travel for 16km along County Rd 29, past Almonte, to Clayton Rd. Turn left onto Clayton Rd, and drive 1.4km to Concession 8. Turn right on to Concession 8 and travel 1.7km. The Mill of Kintail will be on your right.

    Overnight Lodging: Almonte has several B&Bs. They include the following:
    • Almonte Riverside Inn, 81 Queen St: call 613-461-2745 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    • Menzie House Bed and Breakfast, 80 Queen St: call 613-256-8055
    • Celtic Rest B&B, 138 Spring St,: call 613-256-5059

    Other lodgings can be found at http://exploremississippimills.ca/li.../where-to-stay

    Where to Eat: Snacks and drinks will be offered on site as well as sandwiches for lunch between rounds 1 and 2 and rounds 4 and 5. Almonte offers a variety of dining options for meals, including the following:

    Coffee, Tea Houses and Sandwiches
    • Baker Bob’s
    • Equator Coffee
    • Robins Nest Tea Room
    • Palms Coffee Shop


    Fast Food:
    • Subway
    • Milanos Pizzeria
    • Tim Hortons
    • Chip wagons galore! Fabalous Fries, Cheeky Chippy, and others.


    Family Restaurant and Pub food:
    • The Superior Restaurant
    • Mama’s Place
    • The Barley Mow


    Fine Dining:
    • El Postino
    • Mill St. Crepe Company
    • Heirloom Café and Bistro

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    Default Almonte open - Preregistration list

    Preregistration List as of October 4th (15 registered so far)

    1 David Gordon 2255
    2 John Upper 2225 (Bye round 1)
    3 Dusam Simic 2166
    4 William Doubleday 2066 (Bye round 3)
    5 Jake Van Rooy 1984
    6 Aris Marghetis 1895
    7 Jan Huus 1814
    8 Ray Kuryliw 1799
    9 Ted Hsu 1770
    10 Simon Perkins 1764 (Bye round 3)
    11 Abdelaziz Mahdjoubi 1760
    12 Jeremy Sztuka 1617
    13 John Lukezich 1449
    14 Victor Samuel 1376
    15 Derek Wang 1172
    Last edited by Garland Best; 10-04-2018 at 10:33 PM. Reason: New entry

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    Exclamation Almonte Open - LAST MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Folks, just a heads-up, that due to outside circumstances, on Saturday the tournament will be held in the museum itself, and not the gatehouse. The museum is a short walk down the main path. It should make a picturesque change of venue. Hope to see you there.

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    Pregistration llst one day before the tournament. 34 players registered. As a heads-up I have a maximum space for only 40 players, so only 6 spots are left!

    # Name/Rtng/ID
    1 Zachary Dukic
    2294 149507 (2617188)
    2 David Gordon
    2255 106629 (2602431)
    3 Christopher Pace
    2250 141390 (2610167)
    4 Houji Yao
    2170 148322 (2614871)
    5 Saeid Sadeghi
    2124 139655 (2606810)
    6 William G. Doubleday
    2066 103754 (2682419)
    7 Christian Collins
    2061 111166 (2603055)
    8 Danail Donev
    2035 143574 (2604094)
    9 Daniel Xu
    2009 160020 (2627345)
    10 Jake Van Rooy
    1974 152635
    11 Emil Smilovici
    1929 111290 (2606321)
    12 Johnathan Han
    1866 161709 (2629631)
    13 Jacob Krolczyk
    1822 120860 (2618001)
    14 Jan Huus
    1814 112601
    15 Alexandre Khan
    1810 163542
    16 Ray Kuryliw
    1799 105482 (2604833)
    17 Randika Balasooriya
    1783 150499
    18 Ted Hsu
    1770 102608 (2630796)
    19 Simon Perkins
    1764 107582 (2618737)
    20 Abdelaziz Mahdjoubi
    1760 155558 (2626071)
    21 Alexander Stopic
    1719 160017 (2630036)
    22 Matthew Zhu
    1684 160019 (2633434)
    23 Fernando Echavarria-Hidalgo
    1677 153225 (2617528)
    24 Rene Poulin
    1660 104280 (2605635)
    25 Jeremy Sztuka
    1617 162452
    26 Herb Langer
    1594 100319 (2617536)
    27 Sanjay Ramesh
    1547 162979 (2631270)
    28 John I.F. Lukezich
    1449 146765 (2620944)
    29 Victor Samuel
    1376 112306
    30 William Landstrom
    1358 162880
    31 Derek Wang
    1172 166573
    32 Nafisa Bano
    1066 162859
    33 Zakia Irfan
    876 167861
    34 Sabia Irfan
    716 167862

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    Almonte Open Standings After Round 3
    # Place Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
    1-2
    1 Zachary Dukic 149507 2294 W34 W9 W8 3.0
    2 Christopher Pace 141390 2250 W17 W14 W11 3.0

    3-6
    3 David Gordon 106629 2255 W24 W10 D6 2.5
    4 Saeid Sadeghi 139655 2124 W25 W18 H--- 2.5
    5 William G. Doubleday 103754 2066 W33 W26 H--- 2.5
    6 Danail Donev 143574 2035 W29 W27 D3 2.5

    7-12
    7 Houji Yao 148322 2170 W12 L11 W22 2.0
    8 Dusan Simic 109808 2166 W28 W15 L1 2.0
    9 Daniel Xu 160020 2009 W30 L1 W25 2.0
    10 Jake Van Rooy 152635 1974 W20 L3 W26 2.0
    11 Johnathan Han 161709 1866 W31 W7 L2 2.0
    12 Ted Hsu 102608 1770 L7 W31 W27 2.0

    13-22
    13 Christian Collins 111166 2061 L18 W33 H--- 1.5
    14 Emil Smilovici 111290 1929 W21 L2 H--- 1.5
    15 Jan Huus 112601 1814 W32 L8 H--- 1.5
    16 Alexandre Khan 163542 1810 H--- H--- D18 1.5
    17 Randika Balasooriya 150499 1783 L2 W30 D21 1.5
    18 Matthew Zhu 160019 1684 W13 L4 D16 1.5
    19 Fernando Echavarria-Hidalgo 153225 1677 H--- L22 W29 1.5
    20 Herb Langer 100319 1594 L10 D24 W33 1.5
    21 Sanjay Ramesh 162979 1547 L14 W28 D17 1.5
    22 John I.F. Lukezich 146765 1449 H--- W19 L7 1.5

    23-27
    23 Jacob Krolczyk 120860 1822 L26 D29 D24 1.0
    24 Ray Kuryliw 105482 1799 L3 D20 D23 1.0
    25 Abdelaziz Mahdjoubi 155558 1760 L4 W32 L9 1.0
    26 William Landstrom 162880 1358 W23 L5 L10 1.0
    27 John Hay 162669 1118 B--- L6 L12 1.0

    28-32
    28 Simon Perkins 107582 1764 L8 L21 D30 0.5
    29 Rene Poulin 104280 1660 L6 D23 L19 0.5
    30 Jeremy Sztuka 162452 1617 L9 L17 D28 0.5
    31 Victor Samuel 112306 1376 L11 L12 H--- 0.5
    32 Derek Wang 166573 1172 L15 L25 H--- 0.5

    33 Alexander Stopic 160017 1719 L5 L13 L20 0.0
    Last edited by Garland Best; 10-14-2018 at 12:34 AM.

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    Default Almonte Open - Pairings for Round 4

    Pairings for Round 4. Reminder that tomorrow we play at the gatehouse, not the museum.

    Bd # Res White # Res Black
    1 3 Christopher Pace 1 Zachary Dukic
    2 2 David Gordon 6 Saeid Sadeghi
    3 7 William G. Doubleday 9 Danail Donev
    4 4 Houji Yao 11 Jake Van Rooy
    5 5 Dusan Simic 19 Ted Hsu
    6 13 Johnathan Han 10 Daniel Xu
    7 24 Fernando Echavarria-Hidalgo 8 Christian Collins
    8 12 Emil Smilovici 23 Matthew Zhu
    9 27 Herb Langer 15 Jan Huus
    10 16 Alexandre Khan 28 Sanjay Ramesh
    11 18 Randika Balasooriya 29 John I.F. Lukezich
    12 14 Jacob Krolczyk 21 Abdelaziz Mahdjoubi
    13 33 John Hay 17 Ray Kuryliw
    14 20 Simon Perkins 31 William Landstrom
    15 25 Rene Poulin 30 Victor Samuel
    16 32 Derek Wang 26 Jeremy Sztuka
    22 1 Alexander Stopic BYE

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    Default Almonte open - Final Standings

    # Place Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
    1-2
    1 Zachary Dukic 149507 2294 W34 W7 W5 D3 W6 4.5
    2 David Gordon 106629 2255 W21 W11 D16 W9 W3 4.5

    3-8
    3 Christopher Pace 141390 2250 W17 W12 W13 D1 L2 3.5
    4 Houji Yao 148322 2170 W22 L13 W29 W11 D7 3.5
    5 Dusan Simic 109808 2166 W23 W20 L1 W22 D9 3.5
    6 William G. Doubleday 103754 2066 W25 W19 H--- W16 L1 3.5
    7 Daniel Xu 160020 2009 W18 L1 W24 W13 D4 3.5
    8 Alexandre Khan 163542 1810 H--- H--- D14 W28 W16 3.5

    9-15
    9 Saeid Sadeghi 139655 2124 W24 W14 H--- L2 D5 3.0
    10 Christian Collins 111166 2061 L14 W25 H--- D26 W17 3.0
    11 Jake Van Rooy 152635 1974 W15 L2 W19 L4 W26 3.0
    12 Emil Smilovici 111290 1929 W28 L3 H--- D14 W21 3.0
    13 Johnathan Han 161709 1866 W32 W4 L3 L7 W24 3.0
    14 Matthew Zhu 160019 1684 W10 L9 D8 D12 W20 3.0
    15 Herb Langer 100319 1594 L11 D21 W25 D20 W22 3.0

    16-19
    16 Danail Donev 143574 2035 W27 W33 D2 L6 L8 2.5
    17 Randika Balasooriya 150499 1783 L3 W18 D28 W29 L10 2.5
    18 Jeremy Sztuka 162452 1617 L7 L17 D23 W30 W29 2.5
    19 William Landstrom 162880 1358 W31 L6 L11 D23 W28 2.5

    20-27
    20 Jan Huus 112601 1814 W30 L5 H--- D15 L14 2.0
    21 Ray Kuryliw 105482 1799 L2 D15 D31 W33 L12 2.0
    22 Ted Hsu 102608 1770 L4 W32 W33 L5 L15 2.0
    23 Simon Perkins 107582 1764 L5 L28 D18 D19 W32 2.0
    24 Abdelaziz Mahdjoubi 155558 1760 L9 W30 L7 W31 L13 2.0
    25 Alexander Stopic 160017 1719 L6 L10 L15 B--- W31 2.0
    26 Fernando Echavarria-Hidalgo 153225 1677 H--- L29 W27 D10 L11 2.0
    27 Rene Poulin 104280 1660 L16 D31 L26 D32 B--- 2.0

    28-30
    28 Sanjay Ramesh 162979 1547 L12 W23 D17 L8 L19 1.5
    29 John I.F. Lukezich 146765 1449 H--- W26 L4 L17 L18 1.5
    30 Derek Wang 166573 1172 L20 L24 H--- L18 W33 1.5

    31-33
    31 Jacob Krolczyk 120860 1822 L19 D27 D21 L24 L25 1.0
    32 Victor Samuel 112306 1376 L13 L22 H--- D27 L23 1.0
    33 John Hay 162669 1118 B--- L16 L22 L21 L30 1.0

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    Default Almonte Open - Final Report

    33 players enjoyed a great weekend playing chess at the Mill of Kintail outside of Almonte, surrounded by the beautiful fall foilage. Due to a booking snafu, Saturday was spent playing in the actual Mill, dating back to the 1830s and currently a Museum. The players enjoyed the novel charm of the museum and playing beside the exhibits, but were happy to return to our traditional playing site Sunday at the gatehouse conference center at the mill.

    Congratulations to Zachary Dukic and David Gordon, who shared first and second place with matching scores of 4.5 points.
    The third place price was shared evenly among 5 players (Christopher Pace, William Doubleday, Dusan Simic, Daniel Xu, and Houji Yao).

    Alexandre Khan was awarded the top U1900 prize, while Johnathan Han and Matthew Zhu shared 2nd U1900 prize.

    Finally Herb Langer won the U1600 prize, while William Landstrom won the U1600 2nd prize, a book prize.

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all for making it a great weekend of chess.
    Last edited by Garland Best; 10-14-2018 at 09:40 PM.

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    Default 2 annotated games and link to pix

    ... on the CFC Newsfeed:

    http://chess.ca/newsfeed/node/1094

    Thanks to Garland for running the event and sending me pix of some of the more interesting scoresheets

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