Club Burwood RSL - Entertainment Dome
96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood
(5 minutes walk from Burwood Station)
256 players competed in this year's annual Burwood Chess Challenge, held on Tuesday 4th July. It was a fairly strong field with top seeds Peter Boylan and Daniel Melamed rated over 900 JCL, and we had 20 players rated over 600.
By lunchtime, after 4 rounds, there was still a big tie between 12 players on maximum points. The top players all knocked each other off until only 3 players were on 6/6 - Peter, Daniel and 4th seed Michael Parsons. Perhaps Michael was lucky to avoid Peter in the penultimate round, as after Peter defeated Daniel, he was obliging and took a risk-free draw in the last round. This left Peter and Michael tied for first place on 7.5/8. Congratulations to Peter Boylan, who took the 1st place trophy with the highest tiebreak. Peter will have his name engraved on the big silver cup.
The full list of prizewinners and standings/crosstable after 8 rounds can be downloaded from the links below.
Sydney Academy of Chess would like to thank Club Burwood RSL for providing an excellent venue once again, complete with tables and chairs set up ready for the tournament. Thanks to all of our arbiters for their hard work running the event, and to the parents and players for their patience during the long day. We hope to see you again at our next tournament! You can visit our Upcoming Tournaments page to view the full list remaining for 2017.