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Solomon wins 2017 Victorian Open

Queensland International Master Stephen Solomon has won the 2017 Victorian Open Championship, held over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Stephen achieved an unbeaten score of 6.5/7 from a strong field of 91 competitors

Geelong was well represented, with current Club co-Champion Geoff Barber scoring 3.5 points, Rod Hessing 3, and Jack Smith 2.5.

If it aint ‘Baroque’ don’t fix it.

On Thursday last, eight members started a two-week novelty tournament where matches were played on two boards simultaneously (all other rules being normal) at a rate of 20 minutes per player plus a 2 second increment.

Three rounds were played on the first night, and the event was completed with three rounds Thursday the 30th.  The term ‘Baroque’ was applied to the event in error as it refers to a completely different kind of chess variant.  The tournament results can be viewed here.