Monday 27 March 2023

2023 Dubbo Open - Day 2

 Top seed Dominic Fox has won the 2023 Dubbo Open, with an unbeaten 5.5/6. Starting the day on 3/3, he defeated Jonathon Harding in the days first round, before drawing with Tyler Milson. In the final round he was up against Braiden Cox, who needed a win for a chance for first. Fox won with a nice attack to secure the $550 1st prize. Blake Lynch finished outright second on 5 points, with Kye Walls and Fritz Vander Wal tied for 3rd on 4.5. The Under 1600 prize was shared between Lee Forace and Tim Hanrahan. The Under 1250 prize was won by Sean Boag and Rijul Saini was the best Unrated.

Once again the tournament was a pleasure to run. There were a number of new players competing in their very first weekend event, but as an arbiter I think I only had to deal with a single issue (an illegal move in one game). Everyone looked like they had a good time and are already looking forward to next years event.

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