Gawain Jones Wins Commonwealth Champs

Gawain Jones Wins Commonwealth Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 4, 2011, 12:21 PM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

The English GM Gawain Jones (pictured) won the 2011 Commonwealth Chess Championship, just ahead of his countryman Nigel Short.

The championships were part of the South African Open, held at the Emperors Palace Hotel Casino & Convention Resort in the city of Ekurhuleni from 25 June - 3 July.

The prize fund was R205,000 (approx USD30,000).

Gawain Jones and Nigel Short both finished the 11-round Swiss with a score of 9½ but Jones won the Gold medal thanks to his superior tie-break score.

The top standings are below.  The full results are here.


 Name Elo Nat Pts  TB 
1  Jones Gawain CB 2596 ENG 9.5 56.5
2  Short Nigel D 2682 ENG 9.5 55.5
3  Smerdon David 2520 AUS 9.0 54.0
4  Huschenbeth Niclas 2502 GER 9.0 53.0
5  Kunte Abhijit 2526 IND 9.0 50.5
6  Lafuente Pablo 2555 ARG 8.5 55.0
7  Jere Daniel 2344 ZAM 8.5 54.0
8  Grover Sahaj 2485 IND 8.5 53.5
9  Laxman Rajaram 2446 IND 8.5 51.5
10  Ringoir Tanguy 2399 BEL 8.5 50.5
11  Karavade Eesha 2343 IND 8.5 48.5
12  Gupta Abhijeet 2604 IND 8.0 54.5
13  van der Nat Nicholas P 2308 RSA 8.0 54.0
14  Harika Dronovali 2520 IND 8.0 53.5
15  Kobese Watu AKW 2355 RSA 8.0 52.0
16  Ghate Swati 2317 IND 8.0 52.0
17  Mokal Prathamesh S 2405 IND 8.0 51.5
18  Bouah Lyndon 2147 RSA 8.0 49.5
19  Subbaraman Meenakshi 2317 IND 8.0 49.0
20  Dole Anant 2103 RSA 8.0 49.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture from the official website.

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