Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Asian Club Championships 2014 - India PSPB Win

The 2014 Asian Club Champiomships has ended with a victory to the all GM team from India PSPB. They came into the event as rating favourites, and finished with 13/14 (6 match wins and one draw). In second place was Tagatay Chess Club from the Philippines (+4=3), with Kazakhstan Tokkata third (+5-0-2).
The team representing Western Sydney finished in 6 place, with 4 drawn matches. An extra half point in the final round against the back makers from Bangladesh would have moved them up a spot, but they were still happy with their finish. The team performed closely to their ratings, and both IM Max Illingworth and IM Gary Lane went close to a board medal (which were awarded on PR).
Chief Arbiter Brian Jones reported that the event ran smoothly, with the organising team putting on quite a show. Each round seemed to start with a series of photographs with the visiting dignitary of the day, while how the event was presented (in terms of venue layout), was of utmost importance. You can see the final results, as well as plenty of pictures from the tournament, at the official website.

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