Dragon (2000)

The Bullwinkle Club Championship of the year 2000 was conducted as an 8-player knockout (with Olympic-style classification rounds to decide minor placings). It took just under two years to complete.

Each pairing contested two games. If scores were level, a third game was played with draw odds to black.


Round 1:

QF: 2.0 – 0.0 David Smerdon v Ricky Nash

QF: 1.5 – 1.5 Jacob Edwards v Andrew Meldrum

QF: 0.5 – 1.5 Alejandro Dubrovsky v Nik Stawski

QF: 2.0 – 0.0 Konrad Uebel v Paul Kalokerinos


Round 2:

SF: 0.0 – 2.0 Andrew Meldrum v David Smerdon

SF: 1.0 – 2.0 Nik Stawski v Konrad Uebel

CL: 1.0 – 2.0 Ricky Nash v Jacob Edwards

CL: 0.5 – 1.5 Alejandro Dubrovsky v Paul Kalokerinos


Round 3:

F: 2.0 – 0.0 David Smerdon v Konrad Uebel

CL: 1.5 – 0.5 Andrew Meldrum v Nik Stawski

CL: 0.0 – 2.0 Paul Kalokerinos v Jacob Edwards

CL: 1.5 – 0.5 Ricky Nash v Alejandro Dubrovky



1st David Smerdon (6/6)

2nd Konrad Uebel (4/7)

3rd Andrew Meldrum (3/7)

4th Nik Stawski (3/7)

5th Jacob Edwards (5½/8)

6th Paul Kalokerinos (1½/6)

7th Ricky Nash (2½/7)

8th Alejandro Dubrovsky (1½/6)


2000 Dragon



|*| 1…g5 in response to 1.f4 is known in Club Bullwinkle circles as the Bite Me opening. (1.e4 e5 2.f4 g5 is merely a delayed Bite Me.) Upon playing this move, it is mandatory to inform one’s opponent of the situation by saying, as clearly as possible, “Bite me.”

|&| Game 1 of the Dubrovsky v Nash clash saw Alejandro playing 1.Na3 and then resigning, his motivation now being to finish last.

|#| Having fought his way into the final, Konrad was crowned Interim Bullwinkle Champion while waiting for Monsieurs Smerdon and Meldrum to contest their semi. Due to the seemingly interminable nature of this delay, Mr Uebel to this day claims that he should have been awarded the title on a more permanent basis.

|~| Black won twice as many games as White.