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Respini Tournament

The A division has been FIDE rated since 2004.

This tournament was first established in 1973 and named in honour of Allan Respini, first Club President, 1959. The competition remembers his contribution and efforts in establishing the club and developing its activities.

Initially the time limit was 90 minutes per player, however in recent years, with the introduction of digital clocks, all the divisions have 70 minutes with 40 second increments (Fischer time). All games are forwarded to the ACF for rating purposes.

The format of this competition is an all-play-all, run in three, four or five divisions depending on participant numbers.

The allocation of players into all divisions (except A division) is usually based on their current ACF ratings, however the previous year’s winners of each division are promoted (invited) to the next higher division.

In order to provide additional benefits to members, the A division of this tournament is submitted to FIDE (via the Australian FIDE Representative) for rating purposes since 2004. The Respini Tournament is now the second FIDE rated competition on the Chess Association of Western Australia (CAWA) calendar.

To play in the A division, the Metro Committee issues invitations to members depending on that year’s criteria. Usually the six highest FIDE rated members, the three highest ACF rated members (not already selected), and one winner of the previous year’s B division.




2018 Respini Tournament


Please click on the links below to obtain copies of the cross tables and playing schedules for each division.

A Division B Division C Division


To obtain the PGN file of all available games in each division click here. Missing games will be published when available.


The PGN game scores above & cross tables below are believed to be correct, but if you find any errors or corrections and/or updates to be made please let the Web Site Administrator know and they will be corrected asap.




A Division

 No.  Player FIDE ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
 1.  Ihsan Ferozkohi 2150 2262 1 = 1 2.5/3
 2.  Craig Kinsman 1913 2042 1 1 2.0/2
 3.  David Ellis 1899 2040 = 1 1 2.5/3
 4.  Leon Taylor 1866 1955 0 = 0.5/2
 5.  Peter Roza 1859 1955 = = 1.0/2
 6.  Robert Baumgartner 1838 1836 0 = 1 1.5/3
 7.  Gordon Dunlop 1783 1878 = 0.5/1
 8.  Allan Jackson 1775 1877 0 0 = 0.5/3
 9.  Richard Lilly 1737 1836 0 = = 1.0/3
 10.  Robin Shaw 1683 1822 0 0 0.0/2



B Division

 No.  Player ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
 1.  Eric Pan 1793 0 = 0.5/2
 2.  Alex Crofts 1750p 1 1 1 3.0/3
 3.  Wally Lubtschenko 1702 1 1 1 3.0/3
 4.  Marcus Simonds 1690 0 1 1 2.0/3
 5.  Evan Yeung 1650 = = = 1.5/3
 6.  Melvyn Lintern 1623 0 = 0.5/2
 7.  Dougal McLean 1618 0 0 0.0/2
 8.  Alex DeHeer 1618 = 0 0 0.5/3
 9.  David Barry 1609 0 = 0.5/2
 10.  Wallace Sheridan 1582 0 = 1 1.5/3



C Division

 No.  Player ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Score
 1.  Sjef de Jong 1579 1 1 2.0/2
 2.  Joe Klimczak 1554 0 1 1.0/2
 3.  Tjermin Gunawan 1550p 1 1 1 3.0/3
 4.  Garry Taylor 1487 0 1 1.0/2
 5.  Ben Motu 1382 1 1 2.0/2
 6.  Paul Moseley 1365 0 0 1 1.0/3
 7.  Matthew Pudovskis 1209 0 1 0.1/2
 8.  Lucien Koch 1172 0 0 0 0.0/3
 9.  Bryan Howard 1170 0 0 0 0.0/3







Previous Winners

Click here for a list of previous Respini Tournament winners.