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Igor Bjelobrk won the Oceania Zonal Chess Championship 2013

Fiji flagThe 2013 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships took place on 4-10th May at the Sonaisali Island Resort, Fiji Islands.

Australian FM Igor Bjelobrk took the $1.000 first prize after finishing in the clear lead among the 38 participants. His 7.5/9 score was enough to overcome the opposition. Bjelobrk only drew one game, got seven wins and suffered a single loss against his unrated compatriot Justin Tan.

Ari Dale and Justin Tan, both Australians as well, finished in second and third places, respectively. First seed GM Johansen Darryl only arrived in fourth place.

The women’s event was won by the favorite by rating, Australian IM Irina Berezina. She edged WIM Emma Guo on tiebreaks after both of them obtained an impressive 8/9 score.

Final Standings – Open Championship:

1 FM Bjelobrk Igor AUS 2329 7.5
2   Dale Ari AUS 2222 7
3   Tan Justin AUS 2249 6.5
4 GM Johansen Darryl K. AUS 2430 6
  IM Illingworth Max AUS 2423 6
6   Smirnov Anton AUS 2194 6
7 IM Lane Gary W. AUS 2412 5.5
8 FM Smith Robert W NZL 2227 5.5
9   Mandla Blair AUS 2123 5.5
10   Zelesco Karl AUS 2169 5.5
11 FM Fancy Stuart PNG 2091 5.5
12   Lekkas Frank AUS 2045 5
13   Plew Jeffrey AUS 2043 5
14 CM Prasad Calvin FIJ 2018 5
15   Wang Oscar AUS 2008 5
16   Terubea Ronald FIJ 1642 5
17   Muller Jonas AUS 2039 4.5
18 IM Feldman Vladimir AUS 2233 4.5
19   Safarian Alek AUS 2011 4.5
20 CM Kumar Manoj FIJ 2012 4.5
21   Spiller Paul NZL 1987 4.5
22   Dordevic Ivan NZL 2095 4
23 CM Goundar Sanmogam FIJ 1936 4
24   Ilic Ilija AUS 1981 4
25   Antoniazzi Francesco AUS 1735 4
    Arvind Goru FIJ 1659 4
27   Egan Bill AUS 1719 4
28   Kempen Leon AUS 1996 4
    Puccini Jack AUS 1891 4
    Adricula Noel A FIJ 1654 4
31   Bekker Gary AUS 1827 4
32   Caldeira John FIJ 0 3.5
33   Fareed Menash FIJ 0 3
34   Aich Alexander AUS 0 3
35   Lui Danny SOL 0 3
36   Terubea Keez FIJ 0 2.5
37   Tepuke Price SOL 1721 2
38   Senewiratne Vinooda FIJ 0 0
           

Final Standings – Women’s Championship:

1 IM Berezina Irina AUS 2191 8
  WIM Guo Emma AUS 2092 8
3   Jarek Katherine AUS 1940 6
4   Narenthran Savithri AUS 1765 6
5 WIM Lane Nancy AUS 1930 5.5
6 WFM Smith Vivian J NZL 1742 5.5
7 WCM Wijesuriya G.V. AUS 1846 5
    Vukikomoala Hilda FIJ 1426 5
9   Anton Sarah AUS 1751 4
10   Sukhu Gloria FIJ 1517 4
11   Masilomani Jacquelyn FIJ 0 2.5
12   Koroi Teliko FIJ 0 2
13   Bale Amy FIJ 0 1.5
14   Koroi Claudya FIJ 0 0
           

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