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VenueGirl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.

Play starts at 7:00pm Thursday evenings except for public holidays and a break over Christmas – please see our Calendar or Contact Us for details.

2017 Autumn Swiss

The Geelong Chess Club 2017 Autumn Swiss Tournament commences this Thursday, 20th April.

This ACF rated event runs for five weeks, with a time limit of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move. It represents good match practice for the upcoming Club Championship qualifiers in June. No ACF rating or Club Membership is required – all are welcome to play – see you there!

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.

2017 Ballarat Begonia Open

The 2017 Ballarat Begonia Open Chess Tournament was a great success, with 115 players battling out 7 rounds of play over the Labour Day long weekend. It concluded with Grandmaster Zong-Yuan Zhao and three International Masters in a four-way tie, on 6/7.

Geelong players put in impressive results:

Reza Daneshvar 4.5/7
Alistair Anderson, Zoran Babic 4/7
Rod Hessing 3.5/7
Mio Ristic 3/7

Reza’s top score included a win over International Master Mirko Rujevic.
Full results can be found on the Begonia Open Web Site.