Round Robin Tournaments

Vancouver League: Class Round Robins   

     In a Round Robin tournament, each participant plays with each of the other participants.  The first chess tournaments in the modern history of the game often had this format.  This type of tournament is the best way to determine the strongest player from a group of players.  However, a Round Robin tournament is not practical when there are a large number of participants, as it would require many rounds for completion.  For this reason,  Round Robin tournaments are not as popular as before. 

    In a single Round Robin, the participants play with each other only one game.  In a double Round Robin, the participants play twice each other, once with the White pieces and once with the Black pieces.  In both cases, the pairings and colours are allocated according to pre-determined tables.

    Round Robin tournaments are ideal for the improving player. Because each participant is certain to play the other participants and pairings are predetermined, players have the option of  preparing and studying for each round.  

 

Round Robins Completed:

Expert & Master Single Round Robin (1)   

   Fide Master Fanhao Meng captured undefeated the first place of this round robin.  As a prize, he obtained $100.00 and a special CD monograph courtesy of Chess First! Enterprises.  Blagoja Gicev, a very strong player that had recently arrived to the city, took the second place half a point behind the winner.  The event concluded on May 15, 2004.    It was sponsored by Chess First! Enterprises. Please visit our sponsor at: www.northshorechess.com

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NAME

Rating

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

TT

1

North, Robert

2118

XX

1

0

0

1

0

0

2.0

2

Davies, Lucas

2137

0

XX

1

0

0

1

0

2.0

3

Yip, Michael

2082

1

0

XX

0

1

0

0

2.0

4

Meng, Fanhao FM

2296

1

1

1

XX

1

5.0

5

Chan, James

1980

0

1

0

0

XX

0

1.5

6

Gicev, Blagoja

2344

1

0

1

1

XX

1

4.5

7

Bouvier, Jesse

2168

1

1

1

0

XX

4.0


Expert and Master Single Round Robin (2)

  Savvas Kyriakides, a former member of the Zimbabwe Chess Olympic Team, won this edition of the Expert and Master round robin, which concluded at the end of the summer 2004.

#

NAME

Rating
CFC

Rating FIDE

1

2

3

4

5

6

TT

1

Lucas Davies

2206 2112

X

1/2

--

 --

0

 0.5

2

Michael Yip 2110 2108

1/2

X

--

1/2 

--

1.0

3

Paul Burke 2011 --

 --

--

X

1/2 

--

0.5

4

Vas Sladek 2009 2058

--

1/2 

X

1/2 

--

2.0

5

Savvas Kyriakides 1946 2240

1

1/2 

1

1/2

X

 --

3.0

6

Vicente Lee 2336 --

1

-- 

--

-- 

--

X

1.0

Class "A+"  Round Robin (2)   

    Alfred Pechisker got the clear first after defeating all of his opponents.  This was a special round robin that combined players from two sections that could not wait for the start of the next set of regular round robins.  The last game was played on September 6, 2004.

#

NAME

Rating

1 2 3 4 5 TT

1

Alfred Pechisker 2171 XX 1 1 1 1 4.0

2

Edward Tang 1952 0 XX 0 1 0 1.0

3

Andrei Kostin 1944 0 1 XX 1/2 1/2 2.0

4

Michael Yip 2111 0 0 1/2 XX 1 1.5

5

Ben Daswani 1867 0 1 1/2 0 XX 1.5

     Class "A" Double Round Robin (1) * 

   Valentina Goutor, 2003 BC Women Champion,  won the tournament without a single loss.  Andrei Kostin finished second with one point and a half behind her.  The event concluded on July 7, 2004

#

NAME

Rating

1 2 3 4 5 TT

1

Noam Davies

1909

X

X

1/2 

1/2 

--

1/2

2.5

2

Ben Daswani

1869

X

X

0

0

3.0

3

Andrei Kostin

1959

1

1/2

1

0

X

X

1/2 

1

1/2 

4.5

4

James Chan

1977

1/2

-- 

0

 1/2

X

X

1/2 

1/2 

3.0

5

Valentina Goutor

1924

1

1/2

 1

1/2 

  1/2

 1/2

X

X

6.0

* This round robin was co-directed between Ben Daswani and Eduardo Azmitia.

Vancouver League: Class "B" Double Round Robin (1)  

    Tiffany Tang, the current Canadian Youth Champion (girls under 14 years-old),  won this double round robin quite convincingly.  She was the lowest rated of the group, but managed to outplay everybody. She only conceded one loss to another promising junior: Louie Jiang. Veteran chess player William Jung had also a remarkable tournament. He won almost all of his games on the first round, and he finished second. The event concluded at the end of the summer 2004. 

#

NAME

Rating

      1

2

3

4

5

6

7

TT

1

Jason Feng

1574

X

X

1

  --

1/2

1/2

1/2

 0

1/2

1 -

4.5

2

Eduardo Azmitia

1706

-- 

X

X

1/2

 

1/2

1/2

 1/2

0

1/2 -

3.5

3

Mike Miller

1745

1/2

1/2

1/2

  --

X

X

0

0

1/2

 

1/2

  --

- -

2.5

4

William Jung

1689

1/2

1/2

X

X

1

0

1 -

6.0

5

Louie Jiang

1699

0

1/2

1/2

  --

0

1

X

X

- -

5.0

6 Tiffany Tang 1547 1 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 -- 1 1 1 0 X X - - 6.5

7

Ernest Krzyzowski

1709

-- 

1/2

 --

-- 

-- 

0

-- 

-- 

-- 

--

--

X X

0.5

U1600 Double Round Robin (1)   

     Alexandra Botez, the current Canadian Youth Champion (girls under 10 years-old), accumulated the most points after winning all of her games.  The event concluded at the end of the summer 2004. 

#

NAME

Rating

1

2

3

4

5

6

TT

1

Aaron Cosenza

1442

X

X

0

0

 --

--

0

 0

0

--

 1.0

2

Stephen Haag

1137

1

X

X

0

--

0

--

--

--

--

--

 2.0

3

Ric. Beauchamp

997

--

--

1

--

X

X

 0

0

--

--

--

 1.0

4

Alexandra Botez 1140 1 1 1 -- 1 1

X

X

--

--

 7.0

5

Vlad Gaciu 1408 1 1 -- -- 1 --

0

--

X

X

--

 4.0

6

Cameron Miller

unrated

0

--

--

--

--

--

0

--

 0

--

X

X

 0.0

 

Round Robins In-Progress:

 

 

Round Robin for 5 to 6 players (first cycle)
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Round #1 : 2-5 3-4 1-6
Round #2 : 1-2 5-3 6-4
Round #3 : 3-1 4-5 2-6
Round #4 : 1-4 2-3 6-5
Round #5 : 5-1 4-2 3-6

Round Robin for 8 players (first cycle)
==========================
Round #1 : 2-7 3-6 4-5 1-8
Round #2 : 1-2 7-3 6-4 8-5
Round #3 : 3-1 4-7 5-6 2-8
Round #4 : 1-4 2-3 7-5 8-6
Round #5 : 5-1 4-2 6-7 3-8
Round #6 : 1-6 2-5 3-4 8-7
Round #7 : 7-1 6-2 5-3 4-8