Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
On Friday the 23rd seven players took part in a round robin for the title of Ten Minute Champion of 2016. Numbers were down a bit apparently because of a clash with Geelong vs Sydney at the MCG.
Reza Daneshvar won with an utterly convincing seven out of seven points. The current joint champion Zoran Babic both lost to Reza and drew with Owen Courtis to finish second. Owen Courtis was third.
Here is the cross table:
The Club will be closed next Friday due to the Grand Final public holiday.
GSODA will be performing the Musical Spectacular CHESS, featuring the music of Abba duo Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice, at GPAC from the 7th to the 15th October, 2016. Dates and times for the shows are:
Friday 7th October 7.30pm
Saturday 8th October 2pm and 7.30pm
Friday 14th October 7.30pm
Saturday 15th October 2pm and 7.30pm
The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the characters personalities are loosely based on those of Victor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer.
Tickets are available online at GPAC.
Geoffrey Gill, Reza Daneshvar, and Geoff Barber did well representing the club at the latest holding of the Best in the West on the 3rd and 4th of September.
With 91 players competing over 5 rounds, all three scored 3.5 and received a share of the rating prize in the top of the rating groups.
James Morris, Dom Dragicevic, Carl Gorka, and Kris Chan shared first place with 4.5/5.
Meanwhile, on Friday the 16th nine players competed in an ad-hoc rapid play of six rounds: details of the tournament here
There will be no chess club meeting this Friday, 9th September, 2016.
The next club meeting will be on Friday, 16th September.
The 2016 Spring Rapid Tournament saw Reza Daneshvar achieve victory from a seemingly lost position against Geoff Davis in the last round, to tie overall with Michael Sugrue. Daneshvar and Sugrue shared first place on 5/6, with Zoran Babic outright third on 4/6. Full details may be found on the Tournament Page.
The Geelong Chess Club is pleased to host the 2016 Victorian Country Chess Championship at 33 Myers Street on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, 2016.
The six-round event kicks off at 9:30am on Saturday morning, with three rounds each day, the last round of play starting at 3:40pm on Sunday.
The tournament is open to all Victorian players whose main place of residence is outside a 50 km radius from the Melbourne GPO.
Entry forms with full tournament details are available for downloading. We hope to see you there.
The Geelong Chess Club claimed a 6-4 victory against the Ballarat Chess Club on Sunday, 14th August, 2016, thereby restoring some parochial pride after being defeated in 2015.
See match report and results on the 2016 Match page.