Monday, May 22, 2006

Olympiad Round 1

An excellent start for both Aussie teams. The men zipped Macau 4-0, while the women delivered the same fate to lowly Libya, 3-0.

Our beloved Pinoys also won 4-0 for the men and the women scored only a half point against Germany 2.5 - 0.5 point. Well done to Sherily Cua, on board 3, for holding back WGM Vera Juergens (2330) and achieving the draw.

The Kiwi women were nailed 3-0 by Belarus. But New Zealand's mens' side caused the tournament's first minor hiccups for one of the top teams by holding the powerful USA 2.5 - 1.5 points. FM Roger Nokes was the only loser on board 3 - against GM Greg Kaidanov.

Round 2 Pairings

Australia - Romania
Luxembourg - Philippines
Ethiopia - New Zealand

Australia - Romania
Ireland - Philippines
Bangladesh - New Zealand

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Round 2 is done.

Australia - Romania - 3:1
Philippines - Luxemburg - 2:2