Monday, 2 May 2011

2011 Asian Cities

While the O2C Doeberl Cup and the Sydney International Open were running in Australia, the 2011 Asian Cities Championship was being held in Indonesia. Due to the clash with the 2 big Australian tournaments getting team together from an Australian city was always going to be difficult, but a team representing Sydney did in fact go.
The team consisted of IM Gary Lane, FM Tim Reilly, FM Lee Jones and FM Brian Jones. The team was seeded 10th and finished =8th (10th on tiebreak). They won 4 matches, drew 2 and lost 3 for 10 match points, and 18.5 game points. Top scorer was IM Gary Lane who scored 6.5/9 against tough opposition.
The tournament winner was the Chinese team from Shi Jiazhuang who won all their matches to finish 3 points ahead of the team from Astana.
Full results from this tournament can be found here.

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