Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
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!
Geoff Barber won the Ten Minute Handicap held Thursday, 6th April, 2017 – Geoff was the only undefeated player with a score of 4.5/5.
Connor Liu also impressed in his first Tournament, to tie for equal 4th on 3/5.
Please note there will be no chess on Thursday, 13th April (Easter Eve). The next Tournament (Autumn Swiss) commences on Thursday 20th April.
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.
The Geelong Chess Club is holding two nights of Baroque Chess (played on two boards) on Thursday 23rd and 30th of March. All are welcome to enter.
The 2017 Summer Swiss Tournament ended in a four-way tie with Geoff Barber, Reza Daneshvar, Rod Hessing, and Michael Sugrue all scoring 3.5 out of 5 points.
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.
2017 got off to a solid start with nine entries for the 2017 Summer Rapid tournament. The club welcomed new player Daniel Slade to the tournament, which finishes this Thursday, 9th February.