Saturday 9 June 2018

2018 NSW Open - Day 1

The 2018 NSW Open has once again attracted good numbers, with a strong set of players at the top of the seedings. GM Anton Smirnov is the top seed, followed by GM Max Illingworth. IM Junta Ikea, FM Brandon Clarke and IM Gary Lane are the next thee seeds, and all are potential winners of the event.
Once again there is a good turn out from Singapore, with some of their junior players making the trip to a wintry and wet Sydney. Also well represented are a number of junior players from Canberra , including Ricky Luo who scored one of the big first round upsets, defeating CM Paul Russell.
The Minor has attracted a field of 56 players, headed by Gary Amstrong and Shane Dibley. Dibley is one player hoping to turn his form around, after suffering a significant rating decline in the months leading up to the Under 1600 event.
Results for the event can be found at Techincal issues have so far prevented the live broadcast from operating as hoped, but it should be fixed and up an running in time for tomorrows third round at 9:30am

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