FIDE master Greg Canfell is on course to win yet another NSW state championships title. The 4-time winner (his last was in 2001), yesterday defeated Simon Quick to remain undefeated in the currently running event.
Results in the top division, courtesy of current champ Andrew Bird's posting on Chess Chat:
Quick - Canfell, 0-1
Bird - Safarian, 1-0
Nanavati - Halpin, 0-1
Charles - Kolln, 0-1
Ilic - Illingworth, draw
Andrew Bird sent me this game between Sydneysider Gareth Charles and German visitor Rasmus Kolln. (I am at work now so I can't provide nice diagrams).
NSW Ch 2006
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Qd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 O-O 9. h3 Nf6 10. O-O-O a6 11. g4 Nd7 12. Kb1 b5 13. Nd5 Nb6 14. Nxb6 cxb6 15. d5 Na5 16. Nd4 Qc7 17. f4 Bd7 18. Bf2 Rfc8 19. Be2 Nc4 20. Bxc4 bxc4 21. c3 b5 22. Rdg1 Rab8 23. h4 e5 24. fxe5 dxe5 25. Nf3 b4 26. Be3 Qa5 27. Ka1 Ba4 28. cxb4 Rxb4 29. a3 c3 30. axb4 Qxb4 31. Qc1 Bb3 0-1
In the major division, ex-Pinoy Angelito Camer leads on 3.5 points after yesterday drawing with another ex-Pinoy, Romeo Capilitan. Romeo is second overall at the round four mark on 3 points.