FM Brian Jones is the 2010 Oceania Seniors Champion, after winning the Oceania Seniors Championship in Canterbury, New Zealand. Not only does Jones earn the title, but he also becomes the Oceania zones representative in the 2010 World Seniors Championship to be held later this year.
Jones finished on 5.5/7, half a point ahead of William Lynn, who earned the title of New Zealand Seniors Champion. Jones was undefeated, scoring 4 wins and 3 draws, with a quick last round draw with Lynn earning titles for both players.
One of the key games was played at the halfway point of the tournament, with Jones up against fellow Australian David Lovejoy. Jones decided to meet the Kings Indian with a Four Pawns attack, and the following hack ensued.
Brian Jones (2072) - David Lovejoy (1985) [A68]
2010 NZ Senior Championships Christchurch (4), 25.04.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.f4 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Nf3 exd5 9.cxd5 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Re8 12.0-0 Nbd7 13.g4 h6 14.Qc2 c4 15.Be3 b5 16.Rad1 a6 17.Ne2 Qc7 (D)
18.e5 dxe5 19.d6 Qc8 20.g5 Nh5 21.f5 hxg5 22.fxg6 fxg6 23.Qxg6 Nf4 24.Nxf4 gxf4 25.Bd5+ 1-0