Sydney Morning Herald,
April 23 2001
Johansen wins Doeberl Cup
Grandmaster Darryl Johansen of Melbourne, the Australian Champion, won the
first five rounds of the Doeberl Cup Easter Weekend tournament in Canberra
and drew his last two games against GM Stefan Djuric and IM Stephen Solomon
to finish outright first.
Australian Open Champion GM Djuric, the top seed, lost to IM Gary Lane in a
tense last round struggle.
Leading final scores (45 players, average rating of the 7 opponents in
brackets). GM D.Johansen (VIC 2303) 6: IM G.Lane (NSW 2246), FM M.Rujevic
(VIC 2230), FM B.Tindall (NSW 2105) 5.5: GM S.Djuric (Yugoslavia 2207), IM
S.Solomon (QLD 2137), FM M.Weeks (NSW 1992), B.Jones (NSW 1956) 5: IM
M.Gluzman (VIC 2149), P.Skiotis (VIC 2091), IM Z.Zhao (NSW 2023), IM
D.Smerdon (QLD 2008) 4.5.
FM Manuel Weeks won the prize for the best score by a player rated below
The main supporting event attracting 55 players resulted in a five way tie
for first place between J.Harp, M.Lip and I.Ilic (all NSW), S.Chow (VIC) and
I.Rout (ACT) with 5.5 out of 7.
The 62 player under 1600 rated event was won by veteran O.Hellman (NSW) with
6 out of 7.
Johny Bolens of Sydney arrived in Canberra for the Doeberl Cup but decided
to return for the Sydney Easter Cup at Parramatta RSL Club. Bolens won the
24 player event with a picket fence score of 6 out of 6. Angelito Camer and
Mariusz Jarek were equal second on 4.5 points. A new 8 round event at the
club starts on Saturday.
A record number of 202 players took part in the NSW Junior League's Easter
One-Day Tournamant last Thursday. Four players Andrew Chan,Ronald
Yu,Hoi-Ming Chan and Nicole Solomon,tied for first place each with 7 out of
8. The NSWJCL will hold a two day tournament on Thursday and Friday.
Enquiries Margaret Cuckson Tel 93887940
The 39 player Darling Downs Open in Toowoomba over Easter was won by Keven
Duncan on 6 out of 7.
FM Craig Laird (QLD) won the Port Moresby (PNG) Easter weekender.
The World Championship Oceanic Zonal tournaments are being held this week at
the Radisson, Palm Meadows, Gold Coast. The top seeds in the open zonal are
M.Gluzman, L.Sandler,Z.Zhao,J.Wallace,V.Feldman,M.Chapman and M.Rujevic. The
four highest active rated players in the zone I.Rogers,D.Johansen,A.Wohl and
R.Dive are not competing. Australian Women's champion I. Berezina-Feldman
is top seed in the women's zonal and N.Koshnitsky is seeded second
Australian number one GM Ian Rogers of Sydney was in the joint lead after 7
rounds of the Neckar Open in Germany. Rogers lost to Russian Grandmaster
Konstantin Landa in round 8 and drew with IM Carsten Hoi (Denmark) in the
Rogers final score of 6.5/9 placed him 8th - 17th equal in the field of 102
Australian number three IM Alex Wohl of Sydney finished equal 9th behind 8
grandmasters in the Metz open in France.
Leading final scores in the category 17 GM tournament in Enghien-Les-Bains
France (10 players, 9 rounds, average rating 2652):
V.Akopian (Armenia) 6 J.Lautier (France) 5.5 E.Bacrot (France),E.Bareev
(Russia),L.Van Wely (Netherlands) 5 A.Grischuk (Russia) 4.5.