2008 Gibraltar Chess Festival - Amateur Entrants

 

This page features entrants to the Amateur events at the 2008 Gibtelecom Festival. Short biographies (and most of the photos) are by - please let me know if I have made any mistakes! A list of the tournament's administrative staff may be found here. Entrants for other sections: MastersChallengers

 

Gibtelecom Amateur Sections (ratings from January 2008 List)

Last Edited: Saturday January 26, 2008 8:24 AM

 

AMATEUR 1
 

Jostein Munz
Jostein Munz
 
NOR 1839 Jostein was born in 1991 and will be part of the large Norwegian party in Gibraltar.
 
Geir Ole Aagedal
Geir Ole Aagedal
 
NOR 1839 "Born in the Eastern part of Norway in 1957. Now living on the West Coast, and member of Bergen Chess Club. Since his return in 2001 after more than 20 years doing anything else but chess, he has struggled to regain his former amateur level. In vain." (that's his life story told in Geir's own words)
 
Marius Skjefstad Lode
Marius Skjefstad Lode
 
NOR 1822 Born in 1992.
 
Klaus Kuenitz
Klaus Kuenitz
 
GER 1695 Klaus was born in 1944 and has played in Gibraltar for the past three years, playing in the Masters, Challengers and Amateur. He won the 2nd week Amateur event in 2007.
 
Achraf Oumalek
Achraf Oumalek
   
MAR (1645) Member of the Case d'Or club of Benslimane.
 
Chris Booth ENG (155) Member of David Brown Gear club (Huddersfield).
 
Rupert Dickens
Rupert Dickens
   
ENG (155) Rupert is 51 and is chairman and match captain of the BBC Chess Club. He shared 3rd prize at the 2005 Gibtelecom Challengers tournament and he also played in 2006.
 
Peter Hannan ENG (141) Peter has an ECF grade of 141 (roughly equal to 1725 in rating terms). He is a qualified ECF arbiter and a member of Charlton Chess Club. Hopefully, when someone finally writes the definitive account of the golden age of English chess, Peter and his wife Rosemary will be given credit for the highly significant part they played in it. For many years they threw open the doors of their house to impoverished or itinerant chessplayers who happened to be in the London area at the time. Just to name two: Murray Chandler and David Bronstein were house-guests of the Hannans for significant periods of time.
 
Samuel Flanagan
IRL (1618) From Belfast.
 
Pal Andreas Hansen
 
NOR (1607) Under-18
Linda Marie Hansen
Linda Marie Hansen
   
NOR (1531) Born in 1985.
 
Peter Hughes ENG (133) From SW London, ECF-graded 133. Scored 2/5 in the 2007 Gibtelecom Amateur 1. Peter tells his own story: "I am entered for the two Amateur tournaments and the Masters (with some trepidation). I am aged 57. I restarted playing chess again three years ago having originally given up in 1973 (women were more exciting!). In my previous life I played county chess for Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Since my comeback I have had some minor successes - most recently 1st= in the U140 tournament at Northwick Park."
 
Robert France
 
ENG (131)  
Russell Goodfellow ENG (131) Of Tunbridge Wells Chess Club.
 
David Charles Randall
 
ENG (121)
 
Paul Haddock ENG (107) Paul plays for the Met Police CC and has a grade of 107. He is entered in the Amateur 1st week tournament. Paul Haddock played in Gibraltar in 2007.
 
Jon Coats
 
ENG (97) From Swindon in Wiltshire.
Lloyd Hughes
Lloyd Hughes
 
SCO (1745) Lloyd is 18 and Welsh by birth but he lives in Edinburgh and will soon be studying medicine in Dundee. He played for Scotland as a junior in two World Youth Championships (boys U14 in 2003 and U16 in 2005) and two Tri-Nations events. His Scottish rating is 1608 and his estimated FIDE rating was 1745 in 2005. Lloyd admitted to me that he played less chess after being "bettered" by his sister Rhian but he is determined to get back into the game during his 'gap' year. That's the spirit...
 
Marian Cox
 
ENG (75) A member of Horsham CC.
Reginald Cox
 
ENG (67) A member of Beckenham and Bromley CC and a regular visitor to the Jersey, Guernsey and Royal Beacon congresses.
 
Ian Apps ENG (61)

Ian also plays for the Met Police CC and has a grade of 61. He is entered in the Amateur 1st week tournament. Like Paul Haddock, Ian played here in 2007.
 

Jo Kristian Loberg NOR (1486) Born 1992.
 
Ray Apps
 
ENG (?)  
Nicolas Donoso
 
CHI ?  
Shahzad Ashraf
 
PAK ?  
Youssef Ennejjari
Youssef Ennejjari
 
MAR ? Born 1978, Youssef is a member of the Rachad Bernoussi club of Casablanca, Morocco.
 
Ferdinand Ruhwandl
  
NED   Born in 1946. Ferdinand has a Dutch rating of 1718.
Johan Saloman
 
? ?
 
Haddou Sellak
Haddou Sellak
   
MAR ? Haddou Sellak was born in 1973.
 
Ali Zahoor
 
PAK  
 
Saima Zahoor
 
PAK  
 
Arina Mossiaguine
 
SWE (1111)
 
Anastasia Mossiaguine
 
SWE (920) 10 years old.
 
Tom Michael Bath GIB (1250?) Tom tells me he has lived in Gibraltar for the past two years and has an estimated rating of 1250 on the online server where he plays.
 
Marius Skjefstad
 
? ?  
Aryan Tari
 
? ?  
Tebeowei Dudiefa
 
NGR ?  
Dickson Dudiefa
 
NGR ?  
Rachael Edward-Dappa
 
NGR (1760)wc Played board two for the Nigerian women's team at the 2006 Olympiad (rating performance of 1760) and was awarded the women's candidate master title.
 
Blessing Ekure
 
NGR ?  
Sunny Eyenghe
 
NGR ?  

AMATEUR 2 


       
Jostein Munz
 
NOR 1839 see above
 
Geir Ole Aagedal
 
NOR 1839 see above
 
Marius Skjefstad Lode
 
NOR 1822 see above
   
Klaus Kuenitz
 
GER 1695 see above
 
Achraf Oumalek
 
MAR (1645) see above
Jon Gunnar Tufta
 
NOR (1681)  
Robert E Rough
Robert E Rough
 
SCO 1643 The FIDE List doesn't show a rating for Robert (but gives his birth year as 2000!). Robert has an ECF grade of 150 (which converts to about 1800) but back home in Inverness he weighs in at 1651 (Oct 2007 - now 1643). Robert shared 2nd= place in the 2007 Gibtelecom Amateur B tournament. He is entered in the Amateur 2nd week tournament.
 
Chris Booth ENG (155) see above
 
Glenn Andersen
 
NOR (1200)  
Nigel Livesey
 
ENG (149) ECF grade 149. Member of Bourne End CC.
 
Philip Kennedy
 
ENG (138) ECF grade 132. Member of Exmouth CC
 
Geoffrey R Hermes ENG (137) Geoff is a member of Athenaeum Chess Club and has an ECF grade of 137.
 
Peter Hughes
 
ENG (133) see above  
Brian J Izzard ENG (133) Member of Brighton Chess Club.
 
Russell Goodfellow ENG (131) see above.
   
Pal Andreas Hansen
 
NOR 1607 see above
 
Linda Marie Hansen
   
NOR 1531 see above
   
David Randall
 
ENG (121) see above
 
Jonathan Rashleigh
 
ENG (121) Aged 57. A member of Stratford Chess Club, and has a simul draw versus GM Jonathan Speelman to his credit. Scored 3½/5 in the Gibtelecom Amateur 1 in 2007.
 
Jo Kristian Loberg
 
NOR (1486) see above
 
Aryan Tari
Aryan Tari
 
NOR (1377) Aged 8 years old.
 
Jon Coats
 
ENG (97) see above.
Marian Cox
 
ENG   see above
Reginald Cox
 
ENG (67) see above
Arina Mossiaguine
 
SWE (1111)
 
Nicolas Donoso
 
CHI ?  
Youssef Ennejjar
 
MAR    
Johan Saloman
 
? ?  
Haddou Sellak
   
MAR ? see above
Anastasia Mossiaguine
 
SWE (920) 10 years old.
 
Tom Michael Bath
 
GIB (1250?)
 
Marius Skjefstad
 
? ?
 
Tebeowei Dudiefa
 
NGR ?  
Dickson Dudiefa
 
NGR ?  
Rachael Edward-Dappa
 
NGR ?wc
 
Sunny Eyenghe
 
NGR ?  
       

 

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