Wednesday, January 14, 2009

One Day to Queenstown

Presently now in Christchurch, NZ, en route to Queenstown. I leave for the tournament tomorrow first thing in the morning. And what do I do as soon as I land here but head off to Cathedral Square to play chess with the local park regulars? Unfortunately, there was no board to be found except for the giant one, so I headed back to my hostel to catch some Z's.

I'm exhausted you see. I've been too busy over the last couple of days sorting out some photographic equipment as well as doing some regular work stuff. One downside of going on leave from work is all the handover you have to do! Hence, there was no post yesterday.

So, from tomorrow onwards, we should be back to the familiar programming of the live blog. It will be fun!

2 comments:

Helen Milligan said...

Provisional round one draw (web access not yet working)

1 Mikhalevski, Victor 2608 [0] : Bennett, Hilton
2032 [0]
2 Mortensen, Henrik 2022 [0] : Rozentalis, Eduardas
2590 [0]
3 Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios 2580 [0] : Stevens, Tristan
2020 [0]
4 Jackson, Ross 2020 [0] : Bischoff, Klaus
2545 [0]
5 Jones, Gawain 2540 [0] : Markovitz, Neil
2015 [0]
6 Goodhue, Nathan 2009 [0] : Johannessen, Leif Erlend
2539 [0]
7 Wells, Peter 2513 [0] : Fitzpatrick, Andrew
2008 [0]
8 Svendsen, Peter Willer 2007 [0] : Smerdon, David C
2463 [0]
9 Solomon, Stephen J 2460 [0] : Flitney, Adrian
1990 [0]
10 Brown, Andrew 1987 [0] : Johansen, Darryl K
2455 [0]
11 Goldenberg, Igor 2398 [0] : Watson, Jeremy
1986 [0]
12 Charamova, Evgenia 1981 [0] : van Delft, Merijn
2397 [0]
13 Hecht, Hans-Joachim 2394 [0] : Milligan, Helen
1976 [0]
14 Voon, Richard 1976 [0] : Van Riemsdijk, Herman
2392 [0]
15 Zawadzka, Jolanta 2385 [0] : Harris, Rebecca
1975 [0]
16 Stojic, Svetozar 1972 [0] : Motoc, Alina
2358 [0]
17 West, Guy 2346 [0] : Nyberg, Michael
1969 [0]
18 Holland, Dennis 1969 [0] : Krivec, Jana
2343 [0]
19 Wohl, Aleksander H 2342 [0] : Zulfic, Fedja
1956 [0]
20 Tanoi, Edward 1956 [0] : Garbett, Paul
2329 [0]
21 Ker, Anthony 2321 [0] : Forster, William
1955 [0]
22 Davis, Justin 1955 [0] : Cooper, Lawrence
2313 [0]
23 Croad, Nicolas 2305 [0] : Korenevski, Oleg
1954 [0]
24 Aldridge, Alan L 1946 [0] : Lyell, Mark
2287 [0]
25 Smith, Robert W 2281 [0] : Neudel, Bernd
1946 [0]
26 Matheson, Laurence 1943 [0] : van der Elburg, Freddie
2277 [0]
27 Steadman, Michael 2273 [0] : Oliver, Shannon
1937 [0]
28 King, Mathew 1934 [0] : Chow, Samuel
2267 [0]
29 Corke, Anya 2260 [0] : Murray, Russell
1933 [0]
30 Tsagarakis, Angelo 1927 [0] : Reilly, Tim
2256 [0]
31 Smokina, Karolina 2251 [0] : Guo-Yuthok, Sherab
1913 [0]
32 Gao, Judy 1911 [0] : Illingworth, Max
2250 [0]
33 Lukey, Stephen G 2247 [0] : Capper, David
1880 [0]
34 Tan, Justin 1870 [0] : Ikeda, Junta
2247 [0]
35 Drummond, Matthew 2236 [0] : Kay, Bruce
1862 [0]
36 Smith, Vivian 1836 [0] : Bakker, Sven
2233 [0]
37 Goldsmith, Alan D 2226 [0] : Shaw, Robin A
1831 [0]
38 Ivanov, Nikola 1795 [0] : Levi, Eddy L
2219 [0]
39 Stojic, Dusan 2219 [0] : Brockman, Roland
1786 [0]
40 Guo, Emma 1778 [0] : Hohler, Peter
2214 [0]
41 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2205 [0] : Egan, Bill
1776 [0]
42 Pritchard, Owen 1735 [0] : Pyke, Malcolm L
2182 [0]
43 Lauterbach, Ingrid 2154 [0] : Mitchell, Robert S
1719 [0]
44 Anton, Sarah 1682 [0] : Baider, Daniel
2125 [0]
45 Schon, Eugene 2115 [0] : Seabrook, Roy
1680 [0]
46 Williams, Pablo (Paul) 1633 [0] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
2102 [0]
47 Shen, Daniel 2098 [0] : Watson, Stephen
1586 [0]
48 Booth, Tony 1559 [0] : McNabb, Matthew David
2095 [0]
49 Post, Martin 2094 [0] : Watson, Jean
1504 [0]
50 Judkins, Gary 1405 [0] : Grigoryan-Lyell, Meri
2092 [0]
51 Stuart, Peter 2076 [0] : Marks, Joe
1356 [0]
52 Gavine, Ben 1310 [0] : Duneas, John
2075 [0]
53 Jones, Brian A 2074 [0] : Ansell, Alan
1300 [0]
54 Brennan, James 692 [0] : Zickelbein, Eva-Maria
2070 [0]
55 Safarian, Alek 2068 [0] : Anderson, Jared
[0]
56 Fechner, Sophie [0] : Armstrong, Malcolm J
2060 [0]
57 Marner, Gavin 2049 [0] : Riepma, Henk
[0]
58 Yeten, Huseyin [0] 1:0 BYE
59 Saw, Geoffrey 2257 [0] .5:.5 BYE
60 Cooper, Nigel 1872 [0] .5:.5 BYE
61 Siripornpitak, Boyd 1564 [0] .5:.5 BYE
62 Rozenblat, Vanja 1493 [0] .5:.5 BYE
63 Khera, Nitin [0] .5:.5 BYE

Anonymous said...

Very strong field, will be interesting too see who the aussies do, I think Daryl will perform pretty well.

Thanks for providing us with great live blogs like you did at dresden, should be a fun few days