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2011 Grand Prix

[The MCC "Grand Prix" prize is a competition for maximum points scored in 5 selected MCC tournaments held every year. This puts an additional $500 up for grabs on top of usual tournament prizes! More info here]


Domagoj Dragicevic has won the MCC Grand Prix with a win over Kerry Stead in the final round of the Bob Brooking Round Robins! However things were actually quite exciting with my sources telling me that Stead missed mate in 5 in the game! James Morris finished second only half a point behind Dragicevic with Stead third!

25.0: Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
24.5: James MORRIS (IM)
22.5: Kerry STEAD

In the under 1800, Ari Dale finished 2 points clear of the pack despite playing in the harder section of the Brooking Round Robins. Rad Chmiel and Paul Kovacevic came equal second with Kovacevic winning the middle round robin group with 5/5. Its great to see players like Paul winning a prize in the grand prix as these are the sorts of players who the grand prix has been created for - loyal players who play in every event but dont always win something.

22.0: Ari DALE
20.0: Rad CHMIEL
20.0: Paul KOVACEVIC

In the under 1500, Gary Bekker took the honours with Roger McCart and Anthony Hain equal second.

16.5: Gary BEKKER
14.0: Roger McCART
14.0: Anthony HAIN

Full results soon!

Kerry Stead has hit the lead in the MCC Grand Prix after scoring 5/7 in the recent Malitis Memorial. John Dowling has jumped into second with a score of 4.5 points too. By winning the event with 6 points, Jesse Jager has moved into contention with 12 points in 7th place. While Stead and Dowling are in the first two spots currently, IMs Morris and Rujevic are breathing down their necks with only 2 points separating the top 4 players. With 2 events to go, the big guns will need to play in the next one to try to claim back their lead! Ari Dale is leading the under 1800 on 14 points with Richard Voon still in there with 13.5 points, whilst Gary Bekker is a mile in front in the under 1500 with 12 points. Its all getting pretty exciting now. The next GP event is the City Of Melbourne Open, so register your names asap and start racking up the grand prix points too!

OPEN:

16.0 Kerry STEAD

15.0 John DOWLING

14.5 James MORRIS (IM)

14.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)

13.5 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

12.5 Malcolm PYKE

12.0 Jesse JAGER

11.0 David BEAUMONT
11.0 Justin TAN
11.0 David GARNER

10.5 Thai LY

9.0 Carl GORKA

8.0 Ian STONE

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

6.5 Dusan STOJIC
6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)
5.5 Justin PENROSE

5.0 Eddie LEVI (FM)

4.5 Laurence MATHESON
4.5 Garth FITZMAURICE

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

UNDER 1800:

14.0 Ari DALE

13.5 Richard VOON

12.5 Rad CHMIEL

12.0 Jim PAPADINIS

11.5 Karl ZELESCO

11.0 Paul KOVACEVIC

10.5 Michael ADDAMO
10.5 Sarah ANTON
10.5 Richard McCART

9.5 Felix WYSS
9.5 Peter FRY

9.0 Garry LYCETT
9.0 Kevin BROWN

8.0 Frank LEKKAS
8.0 Mario PALMA

7.5 Shane LAWSON

7.0 Marcus OGDEN
7.0 Roger BEATTIE

5.5 Abdullah DURANI

5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC

4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC

4.0 Milutin KRUNIC
4.0 Phillip DREW

3.0 Ganesh KRISHNAN
3.0 James MARTIN

2.5 Jack SHANKS

UNDER 1500:

12.0 Gary BEKKER

9.5 Roger McCART
9.5 Anthony HAIN

8.5 Charlotte DILNUTT
8.5 Alex KAPLAN

7.0 Ben FRAYLE

6.5 Endre SIMON

6.0 Michael HAIN
6.0 Jack PUCCINI

5.0 Paul CAVEZZA

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS

4.0 John BECKMAN
4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Ben GAVINE

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 James BRENNAN

3.0 Riley LENARD
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Stephen JAGO
3.0 Damien FEAINE

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE

2.0 Robert FRANTZESKOS

1.0 Dennis TOTH
1.0 Ruben NOWAK

The second MCC GP event (The MCC Open) is now complete and we have a new leader with IM James Morris convincingly demolishing the field to take a half point lead in the grand prix! Mirko Rujevic's consistency has allowed him to keep snapping at Morris' heals half a point behind, while Domagoj Dragicevic is only half a point behind him with 13.5 points! Its all very very close at the top! Karl Zelesco maintains a 1.5 point buffer in the under 1800 section whilst Gary Bekker is a whole 2 points clear in the under 1500 section!
Be ready for the third event in the series - the Edwin Malitis Memorial!

OPEN:

14.5 James MORRIS (IM)

14.0 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)

13.5 Domagoj DRAGICEVIC

12.5 Malcolm PYKE

11.0 David BEAUMONT
11.0 Justin TAN
11.0 Kerry STEAD
11.0 David GARNER

10.5 John DOWLING

7.5 Darryl JOHANSEN (GM)

6.5 Dusan STOJIC
6.5 Bobby CHENG (FM)

6.0 Jesse JAGER
6.0 Carl GORKA
6.0 Thai LY

5.5 Anatoli SIROTA
5.5 Chris WALLIS
5.5 Kozo SIMUTANYI
5.5 Guy WEST (IM)

5.0 Eddie LEVI (FM)

4.5 Laurence MATHESON
4.5 Garth FITZMAURICE
4.5 Ian STONE

4.0 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
4.0 Svetozar STOJIC

UNDER 1800:

11.5 Karl ZELESCO

10.0 Ari DALE

9.5 Felix WYSS

9.0 Richard VOON
9.0 Garry LYCETT
9.0 Rad CHMIEL

8.5 Richard McCART
8.5 Jim PAPADINIS

8.0 Kevin BROWN (1 game still to play)
8.0 Frank LEKKAS
8.0 Mario PALMA

7.5 Shane LAWSON

7.0 Sarah ANTON (1 game still to play)
7.0 Marcus OGDEN
7.0 Paul KOVACEVIC
7.0 Roger BEATTIE

5.5 Michael ADDAMO
5.5 Abdullah DURANI

5.0 Bosko MIJATOVIC
5.0 Peter FRY

4.5 Slobodan KRSTIC

4.0 Milutin KRUNIC

3.0 Ganesh KRISHNAN

UNDER 1500:

9.0 Gary BEKKER

7.0 Ben FRAYLE

6.5 Endre SIMON
6.5 Alex KAPLAN

6.0 Anthony HAIN

5.5 Roger McCART

5.0 Paul CAVEZZA
5.0 Charlotte DILNUTT

4.5 Jonothan ROBERTS

4.0 John BECKMAN
4.0 Elliot RENZIES
4.0 Ben GAVINE

3.5 Adel GHOBRIAL
3.5 Jack PUCCINI

3.0 Riley LENARD (2 games still to play)
3.0 Evan MARGINSON
3.0 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
3.0 Stephen JAGO
3.0 Damien FEAINE

2.5 Adam LOVEGROVE
2.5 Michael HAIN

1.5 James BRENNAN

1.0 Dennis TOTH