COVID-19 Update 31 May 2020

COVID-19 Update – Sunday 31 May, 2020

Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club will not be resuming over-the-board play in the near future, despite the loosening of restrictions in NSW which come into effect on 1 June.

The NSW Government has not approved any clubs within the Club recommencing play by its members. These include table tennis, chess, snooker and indoor bowls.

Other factors have also been considered to reach this conclusion:

  • a general desire to exercise caution and to assess the consequences of the loosening of restrictions, and, in particular, the effect, if any, that this will have on the amount of COVID-19 cases in NSW, before any decision is made to resume in-person meetings. 
  • the safety and wellbeing of our club members and their families are our greatest priority.

Rooty Hill Chess Club will inform all members as soon as a decision is made to resume over-the-board play again. However, at this stage, we are unable to provide an estimated timeframe.

We understand that this may be disappointing and we want you to continue being involved with the club.

In the meantime, we encourage all our members to participate our weekly Monday & Wednesday evening tournaments which are currently being run on Chess.com https://www.chess.com/live commencing every week at 6.30pm with entries opening at 5:30pm.

Rooty Hill Online Chess Club

Here is a step by step method of joining the Rooty Hill Online Chess Club:

If you already have a chess.com account, go to step 5.

If you do not have a chess.com account:

1.  Go to chess.com via the URL or a search engine (i.e. google).

2. On the left-hand side click on “Sign Up.” It is orange.

3. Enter a username, email and password for your account.

4. Press “Create your free account”.

5. Join the Rooty Hill Chess Club “club” with either the link: https://www.chess.com/club/rooty-hill-chess-club or through the search bar at the bottom left corner of the screen.

6. Apply to join the group by pressing “Join” and please provide your name.

Once you have joined the group on chess.com, to play in a Rooty Hill Chess Club Tournament: 

1. On the menu, either located on the left, right or top of the screen hover over “play” and move the curser over “live chess” and click on it. 

2. Locate the “tournaments tab” on the top right hand side. There will be a tournament labelled as “Rooty Hill Chess Club (and the type of tournament it is)”.

Tournaments are not Visible until 25 hours before the start time.

3.Registration on the chess.com tournament starts 1 hour before the tournament starts, at 5:30pm as the tournament will be scheduled to start at exactly 6.30pm AEST.

4. Once the tournament starts, you will automatically be paired against someone else, and after all games for that round have finished, you will be paired against someone with the same points as you.

Autumn Swiss Rd 6 Provisional Draw

Autumn Swiss Round 6 – Monday 23 March

No Name              FIDE ACF  Total Result Name               FIDE ACF  Total

 1 Andriy Bukreyev   2028 2087 [4]     :    Angelito Camer     1999 2018 [5]  
 2 Cameron McGowan   2152 2276 [4]     :    Anup Siva Sankaran 1792 1759 [4]  
 3 Gavin Marner      1849 1858 [4]     :    Alaina Vincent     1798 1710 [4]  
 4 Edward Hu                   [4]     :    Jeremy Plunkett    1802 1790 [4]  
 5 Johnny Teves      1838 1905 [3.5]   :    Jeff Cabilin       1827 1845 [3.5]
 6 Vihaan Anup Kumar 1380 1207 [3]     :    Simon Kellett      1679 1605 [3]  
 7 Jyotirmoy Singha            [3]     :    Edward P Ombina    1610 1495 [3]  
 8 Phillip Eltakchi  1584 1578 [3]     :    Jonathan Yap       1369 1004 [3]  
 9 Bill Herreros     1520 1363 [3]     :    Chanya Rupasinghe  1322 928  [3]  
10 Terry Gao         1343 809  [3]     :    Jayath Kulathunga  1402 1301 [3]  
11 Sayum Rupasinghe  1533 1413 [2.5]   :    Kamal Jain         1665 1646 [2.5]
12 George Smit       1402 [2.5]        :    Anshika Jain       1656 1582 [2.5]
13 Jingni Liao            [2.5]        :    Winston Zhao Chen  1655 1523 [2.5]
14 Tarek Rahman      1668 1582 [2]     :    Muhamed Buza       1503 1500 [2.5]
15 Ross Kingsley          1293 [2]     :    Martin Lakeland         1771 [2]  
16 Renee Yang Pan              [2]     :    Elmaz Iljazi       1676 1577 [2]  
17 Albert Joseph     1419 1030 [2]     :    Matthew Rostami    1399 1198 [2]  
18 Jose Cyriac       1418 1209 [2]     :    Shaheel Faizal     1527 1345 [1.5]
19 Ryan Byrnes            565  [1.5]   :    Arnold Joseph                [2]  
20 Dilan Jayaratne   1501 1534 [1.5]   :    Albert Parengkuan            [1.5]
21 Peter Tomlinson   1046 400  [2]     :    Allan Goldsmith    1318 972  [1]  
22 Parthiv Prithvi        883  [1]     :    Baby Joseph        1500 1382 [1.5]
23 Steven Stipic     1584 1534 [1]     :    Jonathan Adams     1622 1500 [0]  
24 Mike J Zuydam     1266 821  [1]     :    Gamaliel Amar                [1]  
25 Alvin Vincent               [1.5]   :    Jezreel Amar                 [0]  
26 John Nichols                [0]     :    Peterson Amar                [0]  

Autumn Swiss Rd 5

Autumn Swiss Round 5 – Monday 17 March

No Name               FIDE ACF  Total  Result Name              FIDE ACF  Total

 1 Ton Luchtmeijer    2042 2062 [3.5]   0:1   Angelito Camer    1999 2018 [4]  
 2 Jeremy Plunkett    1802 1790 [3.5]  .5:.5  Andriy Bukreyev   2028 2087 [3.5]
 3 Chanya Rupasinghe  1322 928  [3]     0:1   Cameron McGowan   2152 2276 [3]  
 4 Jonathan Adams     1622 1500 [0]     0:1   Gavin Marner      1849 1858 [3]  
 5 Alaina Vincent     1798 1710 [3]     1:0   Vihaan Anup Kumar 1380 1207 [3]  
 6 Anup Siva Sankaran 1792 1759 [3]     1:0   Jyotirmoy Singha            [3]  
 7 Jayath Kulathunga  1402 1301 [3]     0:1   Edward Hu                   [3]  
 8 Anshika Jain       1656 1582 [2.5]   0:1   Johnny Teves      1838 1905 [2.5]
 9 Eddie Quesada      1462 1260 [2.5]   -:+   Jeff Cabilin      1827 1845 [2.5]
10 Elmaz Iljazi       1676 1577 [2]     0:1   Steven Stipic     1584 1534 [0]  
11 Jonathan Yap       1369 1004 [2]     1:0   Tarek Rahman      1668 1582 [2]  
12 John Yao           1611 1515 [2]   .5:.5   George Smit       1402 [2]  
13 Edward P Ombina    1610 1495 [2]    1:0    Ross Kingsley     1293 [2]  
14 Matthew Rostami    1399 1198 [2]    0:1    Phillip Eltakchi  1584 1578 [2]  
15 Bill Herreros      1520 1363 [2]    1:0    Peter Tomlinson   1046 400  [2]  
16 Muhamed Buza       1503 1500 [2]   .5:.5   Jingni Liao                    [2]  
17 Winston Zhao Chen  1655 1523 [1.5]  1:0    Jose Cyriac       1418 1209 [2]  
18 Kamal Jain         1665 1646 [1.5]  1:0    Dilan Jayaratne   1501 1534 [1.5]
19 Baby Joseph        1500 1382 [1.5]  0:1    Sayum Rupasinghe  1533 1413 [1.5]
20 Martin Lakeland         1771 [1]    1:0    Ryan Byrnes            565  [1.5]
21 Allan Goldsmith    1318 972  [1]    0:1    Albert Joseph     1419 1030 [1]  
22 Arnold Joseph                [1]    1:0    Jezreel Amar                [0]  
23 Gamaliel Amar                [.5]  .5:.5   Alvin Vincent               [1]  
24 Peterson Amar                [0]    0:1    Parthiv Prithvi        883  [0]  
25 Terry Gao          1343 809  [2.5] .5:0    BYE                           
26 Simon Kellett      1679 1605 [2.5] .5:0    BYE