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Commonwealth Chess Championship 2013 – Participants

The 2013 Commonwealth Open Chess Championship will run concurrently with the South African Open Chess Championship, the Nelson Mandela Bay Open Chess Championship and the South African Open Blitz chess Championship.

These Championships will be held at The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa in the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa from 5th July 2013 to 14th July 2013.

The list of participants includes a lot of strong GMs. First seeds are Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukraine), Vladislav Tkachiev (France), Sergei Tiviakov (Netherlands) and Abhijeet Gupta (India).

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2013

The Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships 2013 and the South African Open Blitz Chess Championships 2013 are open to all chess players.

The Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships 2013 B-section is restricted to players who have a FIDE or national chess rating in their home country of less than 1800 (or equivalent). However, if a player younger than 12 years of age has a rating in excess of 1800, this player may still compete in the B-section in order to be eligible for the Commonwealth medal within the respective age group category.

Any player that is eligible to play in the B-section may still elect to play in the Championship section should such player wish to do so.

No titled players may play in the B-section of the tournaments. A player with a FIDE title, irrespective of age or rating may not participate in the B-section as it is compulsory for all titled players to play in the Open Championship section of the tournament.

The main event will be 11-round Swiss tournament. The total prize fund for all events is R250 000 (approx 20,000 EUR).

Last year Commonwealth Chess Championship was held in Chennai, India.

Side events include Grandmaster simuls and lectures, FIDE Arbiters Seminar, FIDE Trainers Seminar, Shamwari Safari and a party for players.

Lots of useful information for the players on the tournament website

Participants:

1 GM Fedorchuk Sergey A. UKR 2665
2 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2649
3 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2644
4 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2600
5 GM Musunuri Rohit Lalith IND 2571
6 IM Roychowdhury Saptarshi IND 2500
7 GM Conquest Stuart C ENG 2492
8 GM Grover Sahaj IND 2478
9 GM Barua Dibyendu IND 2431
10 IM Solomon Kenny RSA 2414
11 WGM Gomes Mary Ann IND 2408
12 IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2398
13 IM Fierro Baquero Martha L. ECU 2362
14 WGM L’Ami Alina ROU 2345
15 FM Cawdery Daniel RSA 2345
16 IM Kobese Watu RSA 2343
17 Kathmale Sameer IND 2319
18 Makoto Rodwell ZIM 2302
19 IM Emojog Elijah UGA 2301
20 IM Brown Andrew AUS 2291
21 WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2289
22 Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2283
23 IM Mabusela Johannes Manyedi RSA 2281
24 Kulkarni Chinmay IND 2268
25 IM Gluckman David RSA 2250
26 IM Oatlhotse Providence BOT 2203
27 WGM Mohanty Kiran Manisha IND 2195
28 Pranav Vijay IND 2184
29 CM Gaealafshwe Barileng BOT 2171
30 Tsalicoglou Jacque RSA 2167
31 Mthunzi Brighton RSA 2155
32 WGM Nadig Kruttika IND 2141
33 FM Klaasen Calvin Jong RSA 2140
34 CM Pitlagano Tebogo BOT 2134
35 Simutowe Musatwe ZAM 2129
36 WIM Dhar Barua Saheli IND 2119
37 FM Bhawoodien Shabir RSA 2116
38 Notha Moakofi BOT 2088
39 CM Jurgensen Graham RSA 2077
40 Zwakala Ntando RSA 2069
41 WIM Van Der Merwe Cecile H. RSA 2054
42 CM Mbedza Richard MAW 2048
43 Mwanza Brian ZAM 2044
44 CM Bezuidenhout Roland RSA 2030
45 Erlank Warrick RSA 0
46 Mmoneng Patrick L. RSA 2021
47 FM De Abreu Roberto N RSA 2014
48 Choko Siyabonga V. RSA 2011
49 Boikanyo Cinky BOT 2005
50 Nelson Jaco RSA 2003
51 Odendaal Frederick RSA 0
52 Wilken Justin RSA 1997
53 Pitso Fusi RSA 1985
54 Nel Andre RSA 1983
55 CM Darling Simeon C. RSA 1977
56 CM Bornheim Craig RSA 1974
57 Kromhout Alexander RSA 1952
58 Ponelis Albert A. RSA 1933
59 Sunyasakta Satpathy IND 1930
60 Van De Venter Waldo RSA 1923
61 FM Bhawoodien Mohamed Ozayr RSA 1908
62 WIM Solomons Anzel RSA 1908
63 Godbole Atharva IND 1908
64 CM Govindasamy Nashlen RSA 1907
65 Solo Muzenda RSA 1902
66 FM Pon Matt RSA 1901
67 James Michael RSA 1896
68 Ashwini Udhayasuriyan IND 1880
69 FM Oberholzer Francois RSA 1877
70 WIM Frick Denise RSA 1869
71 Mwale Joseph MAW 0
72 WGM Sabure Tuduetso BOT 1865
73 CM Whittet Andrew N. RSA 1861
74 Southey Andrew M. RSA 1859
75 Masungwini Michael T RSA 0
76 IM Mamombe Kudzanai ZIM 0
77 Akash Ganesan IND 1847
78 Mare Eben RSA 0
79 Jacobs Kevin T RSA 1831
80 Pesa Mofoka A. RSA 0
81 FM Barrish Daniel RSA 1824
82 WIM Tlale Tshepang RSA 1821
83 Aparajita Gochhikar IND 1820
84 FM Du Toit Stefan RSA 1809
85 Marais Franco RSA 1809
86 Qobo Lulama T. RSA 0
87 Sithole Collins RSA 0
88 Willenberg Shane C. RSA 0
89 CM Sasitharan Abhiram BOT 1792
90 WIM Van Zyl Charlize RSA 1782
91 Saffier Jannie RSA 0
92 WFM Jansen Van Rensburg Monica RSA 1778
93 Chandna Shubham BOT 1774
94 Redford Stephen J. RSA 0
95 WFM Francis Thapelo BOT 1761
96 Darling Paul D. RSA 1761
97 Vermaak Ashley Christopher RSA 0
98 Jasson Alexander Luke Joseph RSA 0
99 Sithole Mbongeni Christian RSA 0
100 Basson Heinrich RSA 0
101 Conradie Andre RSA 1737
102 Swanepoel Rihaldo RSA 0
103 CM Chandna Priyav BOT 1731
104 Frick Jacques RSA 0
105 Burger Ryno Johann RSA 0
106 Willenberg Roland C. RSA 0
107 Keen Cosima C ENG 1714
108 King Rohan H. RSA 0
109 Ncubuka Jabulani David RSA 0
110 Sibiya Ruddy T RSA 0
111 Moharir Sandip RSA 1700
112 Katema Patrick ZIM 0
113 Mendes Braulio RSA 0
114 Molepo Maropeng Quintallion RSA 0
115 WCM Mutesi Phiona UGA 1686
116 Mothiba Bonolo RSA 0
117 Burger Hein RSA 0
118 Lucas Melvyn Andre (Braille) RSA 1681
119 WCM Siddiqui Nida Mishraz PAK 1680
120 Wolmarans Gregory RSA 0
121 Baxter David Jarred RSA 0
122 Caesar Leon G. RSA 0
123 WCM Sabure Ontiretse BOT 1651
124 Ashworth Oliver RSA 0
125 Collen Benjamin C. RSA 0
126 Molebatsi Teboho RSA 0
127 Burger Ferdinand RSA 0
128 Van Rensburg Pierre RSA 1640
129 Lesuthu Kali M. RSA 0
130 Mahlase Thomo Gift RSA 0
131 FM Gluckman Paul RSA 1634
132 Essop Hishaam RSA 1633
133 Londt Christopher P RSA 0
134 Roets Marius H. RSA 0
135 Agulhas Keegan RSA 0
136 Kolver Chris RSA 1619
137 Govindasamy Seshni RSA 1614
138 Selkirk Rebecca RSA 1612
139 Kuhlase Makhosonke Matthiolus RSA 0
140 Blaauw Gavin M. RSA 0
141 Mofokeng Rasweu RSA 0
142 Padayachee Kenyon Mchale RSA 0
143 Klevansky Aron RSA 0
144 Naude Corne RSA 0
145 WFM Van Niekerk Lauren RSA 1596
146 Beling Ricardo RSA 0
147 Mgobhozi Sivuyile W. RSA 0
148 Lynch Justin RSA 0
149 Van Heerden Claude RSA 0
150 WFM Darling Tiffany Charne RSA 1559
151 Vieira Brandon RSA 0
152 Kabi Thato RSA 0
153 Forster James Connor Christop RSA 0
154 Erasmus Leonard Craig RSA 0
155 Laureles Raymundo RSA 0
156 Legau Tsholofelo RSA 0
157 Balie Ryan RSA 0
158 Mthetho Jeffrey RSA 0
159 Quirk Terence RSA 0
160 Tswaile Kgamanyana RSA 0
161 Muller Wayne RSA 0
162 Mazingi Siviwe RSA 0
163 Ndumo Msebenzi Patrick RSA 0
164 Deyzel Walt RSA 0
165 February Jesse Nikki RSA 0
166 Phahlane Lesiba Joel RSA 0
167 Raleteng Thabiso RSA 0
168 Seleka Mahooana Victor RSA 0
169 Verhoef Jan-Meyer RSA 0
170 Marais Daniel RSA 1504
171 Rooplal Desmond RSA 1492
172 Conradie Nicolaas RSA 0
173 Hoole Christian RSA 0
174 Mgandela Thamsanqa RSA 0
175 Mahomole Mahlodi J. RSA 0
176 Du Plessis Christiaan Roedolf RSA 0
177 Menyuku Boitumelo RSA 0
178 Van Zyl Chanele RSA 0
179 Van Niekerk Robyn Julian RSA 1471
180 Berrange Anton RSA 0
181 Husselmann Heinich RSA 0
182 Janse Van Rensburg Marthinus DJ RSA 0
183 Petersen Marc Gideon RSA 0
184 Sadie Johan Jh RSA 0
185 Manaka Daniel RSA 0
186 Twalo Donald RSA 0
187 Grimmbacher Andrew RSA 0
188 Pearce Andre RSA 0
189 WCM Padayachee Keyana Chloe RSA 1432
190 Haines Alexander RSA 0
191 Magalela Lonwabo RSA 0
192 Bout Wanda RSA 0
193 Van Greunen Hanno RSA 0
194 Van Zyl-Rudd Jack RSA 1397
195 Grobbelaar Jacqui RSA 1396
196 Thomas Jonathan D ZAM 0
197 Gardiner Nina RSA 0
198 Chetty Mayilan RSA 0
199 Lekone Rantsasa Petrus RSA 0
200 Walljee Alain RSA 0
201 Van Niekerk Megan RSA 0
202 Kolver Michelle RSA 0
203 Mphosi Leisa RSA 0
204 Staal Henri RSA 0
205 Strydom Stefan Jaco RSA 0
206 Flores Bartoli Andrew RSA 0
207 Mphasha Motlatso RSA 0
208 Caesar Nadia RSA 0
209 Goredema Dione RSA 0
210 Lemme Tumelo RSA 0
211 Barit Avi RSA 0
212 Mndaweni Mfanafuthi D RSA 0
213 Maluleke Pfumelani RSA 0
214 Reddy Sachin RSA 0
215 Tlhodi Tshegofatso RSA 0
216 Anastassopoulos Dimitri RSA 0
217 WCM Joubert Dantelle RSA 1295
218 King John Henry RSA 0
219 Gabriels Zaid RSA 0
220 Phahlane Lethabo RSA 0
221 Molefe Moses RSA 0
222 Mphasha Morwa RSA 0
223 Steyn Theunis RSA 0
224 WCM Van Der Walt Alida Berandina RSA 0
225 Janse Van Rensburg Marthinus BC RSA 0
226 Tongwane Tshepo RSA 0
227 Vermeulen Ernestus J. RSA 0
228 Kwetepane K RSA 0
229 Richter Heinrich Lodewikus (Braille) RSA 0
230 Nyarenda Obakeng RSA 0
231 Kathiresan Amaresh BOT 0
232 Matloa Oupa Jeoffrey RSA 0
233 Hall Gregory Charles RSA 0
234 Mabogoane Bodibeng RSA 0
235 Tsepedi Manthata RSA 0
236 Bosch Benjamin RSA 0
237 Khan John M RSA 0
238 CM Schoeman Ewald RSA 0
239 Schutte Rico RSA 0
240 Mgadi Aubrey RSA 0
241 WFM Gardiner Noa Saxon RSA 0
242 Mahlangu Sipho RSA 0
243 Swartbooi Kelvin RSA 0
244 Masesane Benjamin RSA 0
245 Jansen Lyle John RSA 0
246 Marcus Natasha RSA 0
247 Maribe Oreokame RSA 0
248 Sikwati Lizo RSA 0
249 Williams Jacques Randoll RSA 0
250 WFM Staal Michaela Francis RSA 0
251 WCM Roberts Kate RSA 0
252 Mmekwa Gaolatlhwe RSA 0
253 Modutle Ditebogo RSA 0
254 CM Chipanga Chiletso MAW 0
255 CM Kabera Godfrey RWA 0
256 WCM Kolaatamo Tschimologo BOT 0
257 Belang Pabalelo Fridah RSA 0
258 Coetzer Cornelis Johannes RSA 0
259 Cox Teresa RSA 0
260 Dhlamini Michael Dlozi RSA 0
261 Dimba James ZAM 0
262 Dinakedi Daniel Thati RSA 0
263 Fran RSA 0
264 Goliath Hazel Beverley RSA 0
265 Katebe Linus ZAM 0
266 Khudugu Modiegie RSA 0
267 Mabasa Jeffrey RSA 0
268 Masilo Kediemetse RSA 0
269 Mbatha Constance ZAM 0
270 Moepeng Joseph Serame RSA 0
271 Mojaki Butikisi Solomon RSA 0
272 Moremane Lorato Dorah RSA 0
273 Mpinganjira Ellen MAW 0
274 Ndlovu Ohaji Vuyani Kwenzokuh RSA 0
275 Nel Petrus Abrie RSA 0
276 Nkosi Dumisa Jacob RSA 0
277 Nkosi Mary Dikeledi RSA 0
278 Qoane Alfons Rt. RSA 0
279 Shakapanga Chibule ZAM 0
280 Sithole Nontobeko RSA 0
281 Thwala Nhlanhla RSA 0
282 Tlale Jacqueline Pulane RSA 0
283 Voyi Godfrey Mzimkhulu RSA 0

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