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🏆 Fencible Masters (1997)

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Drazen Sermek, Stephen John Solomon, Vernon Albert Small, Aleksei Kulashko, Tim Reilly, Paul Anthony Garbett, Robert Wayne Smith, Eddy Levi, Ewen McGowen Green, Leonard J McLaren Chess Event Description
Fencible Masters (1997)
The name 'Fencible' is derived from the word defensible. Retired soldiers mostly from Ireland and the midlands of England were encouraged to become members of the Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps. Those who signed up would get a new life in New Zealand and were offered free passage together with their families as well as a cottage and an acre of land to become theirs after a seven year term. For this they were expected to perform certain military duties including compulsory Sunday Church parade. The Fencible scheme was the largest Government funded early immigration scheme for Auckland. From 1847 to 1852 ten ships brought the Fencibles to Auckland where they founded the villages (now suburbs) of Howick, Panmure, Otahuhu and Onehunga. Many of their descendants still live in these areas today.

In 1997 to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of Howick village Paul Stanley Spiller organized this tournament. It was sponsored by the Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club and Spiller Enterprises Limited. Held in the Howick Bowling Club it was a nine round all-play-all which ran from the 24th to the 29th of March. The participants were Paul Anthony Garbett, Ewen McGowen Green, Aleksei Kulashko, Eddy Levi, Leonard J McLaren, Tim Reilly, Drazen Sermek, Vernon Albert Small, Robert Wayne Smith and Stephen John Solomon.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Solomon * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 Sermek 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Garbett 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 5 4 Small 0 * 1 1 0 4 5 Smith 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 4 6 Reilly 0 0 0 * 1 1 4 7 Kulashko 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 3 8 Levi 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 3 9 McLaren 0 0 0 0 1 * 3 10 Green 0 0 0 0 0 * 2

The main source for this collection were the Fencible Masters Chess Tournament bulletins.

Original collection: Game Collection: Fencible Masters Tt 1997, by User: Benzol.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R W Smith vs T Reilly  1-0461997Fencible MastersB07 Pirc
2. L McLaren vs S J Solomon  0-1541997Fencible MastersC42 Petrov Defense
3. E M Green vs A Kulashko  ½-½201997Fencible MastersA36 English
4. D Sermek vs R W Smith  1-0651997Fencible MastersB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. E Levi vs T Reilly  ½-½491997Fencible MastersB07 Pirc
6. P Garbett vs E M Green  1-0381997Fencible MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
7. S J Solomon vs V Small  1-0431997Fencible MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. L McLaren vs E Levi  ½-½541997Fencible MastersC42 Petrov Defense
9. A Kulashko vs D Sermek  0-1381997Fencible MastersB30 Sicilian
10. V Small vs P Garbett  ½-½111997Fencible MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R W Smith vs E M Green  1-0291997Fencible MastersB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. S J Solomon vs E Levi  1-0491997Fencible MastersD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
13. P Garbett vs L McLaren  1-0511997Fencible MastersB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. A Kulashko vs V Small  0-1461997Fencible MastersB40 Sicilian
15. T Reilly vs D Sermek  0-1471997Fencible MastersA57 Benko Gambit
16. R W Smith vs L McLaren  ½-½591997Fencible MastersB83 Sicilian
17. D Sermek vs E M Green  1-0401997Fencible MastersB06 Robatsch
18. A Kulashko vs S J Solomon  0-1681997Fencible MastersC42 Petrov Defense
19. T Reilly vs V Small  ½-½191997Fencible MastersE41 Nimzo-Indian
20. P Garbett vs E Levi  1-0421997Fencible MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S J Solomon vs P Garbett 1-0491997Fencible MastersD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. L McLaren vs A Kulashko  1-0851997Fencible MastersB40 Sicilian
23. V Small vs R W Smith 1-0401997Fencible MastersE97 King's Indian
24. E M Green vs T Reilly  0-1371997Fencible MastersA25 English
25. E Levi vs D Sermek  0-1391997Fencible MastersB30 Sicilian
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  offramp: From the intro: <The name 'Fencible' is derived from the word defencible...>

But there is no such word!

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