Sunday, 6 July 2014

2014 Oceania Seniors

Top seed IM Gary Lane has won the 2014 Oceania Seniors Championship. He finished a half point ahead of second seed FM Bob Smith, and a point and a half ahead of Jeff Cabilan in third place. Going into the final round Lane and Smith shared the lead, but Smith drew with David Lovejoy, while Lane beat Karel Hursky.
The tournament attracted a good field of 38 players, which indicates that Seniors Chess (50 years and over in this case) is a potential chess market, although past experience has shown that it mainly works as a stand alone event (ie when it is not held with other open events). Full results and a collection of games can be found at the tournament website.
On his way to victory Lane won a number of quick games, including this brevity.

Korenevski,Oleg (1914) - Lane,Gary (2353) [D23]
2014 Oceanic Seniors (2.1), 03.07.2014

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