33 Myer St (Girl Guides Hall)
Friday evenings except public holidays and a break over Christmas see programme
- Juniors 6pm to 7pm
- Social Chess 7pm (for those not wanting to commit to a tournament)
- Seniors To register 7:15pm Start 7:30pm
PO Box 2118
Australian Chess Federation www.auschess.org.au
The Geelong Chess Club 2015 Ten Minute Championship will be held on Friday, 3rd July, 2015 at the club rooms (Girl Guide Hall, 33 Myers Street Geelong).
Each player has ten minutes to complete all their moves. All games will be completed on the night, with the winner becoming the Geelong Chess Club Ten Minute Champion for 2015.
Play commences at 7:30pm sharp – new players are most welcome to join.
This tournament will be wrapped up on friday the 17th October. Michael Sugrue is in an unbeatable position.
The club will then run a rapid play tournament which is an excellant event for newcomers to the club to join in.
This event was run on the weekend in Geelong with thirty one players from all over country Victoria. The eventual winner (undefeated) with a score of 5/6 was Simon Rutherford. Highlights for Geelong club players was the equal second placing of Geoffrey Gill in the open section and equal first placing of Mio Ristic in the reserves section of the tournament.
The Victorian Country Chess Championship is to be hosted by the Geelong Chess Club on the weekend of 11th and 12th October 33 Myer St Geelong. See http://www.ballaratchess.com/vrcl/vevents14.htm for details and entry form.
The fourth year of the multi board saw Geelong defeat Ballarat with the slender margin of 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 on 3rd August. This has become a regular feature of the Geelong club’s calendar. A feature article was published in the Ballarat Courier http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/2461270/ballarat-and-geelong-battle-in-out-in-chess-challenge/
Kara and Wemyss tie in Autumn Swiss Tournament.
Barboros Kara and Andrew Wemyss tied for first place with 4/5 in the 20143 Autumn Swiss Classic Tournament.
Both players had to fend off determined opponents in the last round – Kara held Sugrue to a draw, despite being a pawn down. Wemyss weathered a terrific attack to prevail against Geoff Barber – see score below.
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c4 e5 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.dxe5 d4 6.a3 f6 7.Bf4 a5 8.e3 Bc5 9.Bd3 Be6 10.Qh5+ Bf7 11.Qg4 dxe3
12.Ke2! Qd4 13.Nc3 Bxc4 14.Rad1 Nh6 15.Qh5+ g6 16.Qxh6 O-O-O 17.Bxc4 Qxc4+ 18.Kf3 fxe5 19.Rxd8+ Rxd8 20.Bxe3 Rf8+ 21.Kg3 Bd6 22.Rd1 Qc6 23.f3 e4+ 24.f4 Rf7 25.Qh3+ Rd7 26.Kf2 g5 27.g3 gxf4 28.gxf4 Kb8 29.Qe6 Re7 30.Qd5 Qa6 31.Qg8+ 1-0
Coaching is provided each friday evening by experienced club players from 6 to 7 pm 33 Myer St, Geelong.