Wednesday, 13 June 2018

2018 NSW Open - Song and Ikeda tie for First

The 2018 NSW Open has ended in a tie for first between FM Raymond Song and IM Junta Ikeda. Ikeda lead going into the final day, but Song was able to keep pace after they drew an exciting game in Round 6. In the final round Ikeda was held to a draw by Australian Champion GM Max Illingworth, while Song was able to catch Ikeda by beating IM Gary Lane.
Illingworth's draw was enough to give him a share of 3rd place, alongside FM Kevin O'Chee on 5.5. A number of high profile players ended up in a tie for 5th place including GM Anton Smirnov, IM Gary Lane and WGM Jilin Zhang.
Frank Low won the Minor event, after drawing in the final round with Stepehn Jago. This left Jgo tied for second with Gary Armstrong and Lachlan Lee. There was a big group of players on 5/7, including veteran player Ralph Shaw, the brother of the late Australian IM Terry Shaw.
This years event ran a lot more smoothly than last year, despite similar numbers (136 players). The addition of a third arbiter (NA Nick Kordahi) helped substantially, especially in getting the room ready for each of the rounds (eg I did not have to set a single clock over the whole weekend!). The noise issue from the last year was dealt with by moving the analysis area further away, and this had the overall effect of making the event a pleasant one to direct.

Lane,Gary W (2388) - Song,Raymond (2249)
2018 NSW Open Sydney, Australia (7.2), 11.06.2018


Unknown said...

Posts you very well. But I will introduce you to the following songs as people search and install the most: ringtonedownload

I think you will need it. My collection is free. Quality music. The hottest music of 2018. Maybe you should refer to more genres of music here:

- Expert Jatt ringtone mp3
- Let Me Love You ringtone mp3
- Darkside ringtone mp3
- Chin Chin Chu ringtone mp3
- Jeena Chhad Ta ringtone mp3

Wish you have your favorite song. Thank you!

Sophie Grace said...

Thanks for the best blog. it was very useful for me.keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. There are wonderful blogs as yours on instagram, please go to site webstagram