NSWCA 2023 August Weekender Report

The 2023 NSWCA Autumn weekender was an intense 7 round affair, held over August 5-6 at Norths, Cammeray.  Seventy-six players, with an average rating of 1656, took part in the 60 minute/10sec increment single-division Swiss tournament.

Prizes were awarded on a ratings basis, with the open division won by Rooty Hill’s IM Cameron McGowan (ACF 2388), who won all his games. St George’s own Daniel Melamed came in equal second (5.5/7), tying with Niki Banerjee. ¬†Arthur Huynh, was equal 4th, on 4.5 points, with Mario Falchoni a half point back.

In the other prize categories, where St George was represented by Nikola Vujasin, Mal O’Donoghue, James Bullen and Geoff Hyde, there was no joy apart from that of the game-play itself and the calm atmosphere maintained by the chief arbiter, St George regular Nick Kordahi. Full results can be seen here.