Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
The Club wrapped up 2017 with its Annual General Meeting, held at 33 Myers Street on Thursday, 14th December.
A light supper was provided, following the tabling of agenda items, election of Office Bearers and presentation of awards.
The Geelong Chess Club will complete its 2017 Playing Programme with a FischerRandom Rapid Play Tournament on 30th November and 7th December. New players young and old are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
Michael Sugrue won the 2017 Rapid Play Championship with a score of 5 points, followed by Reza Daneshvar and Zoran Babic on 4 points, then Jack Smith and Mio Ristic on 3.5 points. Smith played well to be leading in round 4; Daneshvar likewise did well, losing only to Smith.
Sugrue now leads on 10.5 points out of 13 games, but his nearest rival, Reza Daneshvar, is on 9.5 points with one game to play this Sunday 26th November, against current co-champion Zoran Babic. If Daneshvar wins, he will draw level with Sugrue, and trigger a two match play off.
Babic, himself coming off a win with the white pieces against talented junior Connor Liu yesterday, will again have the white pieces against Daneshvar. The match, along with Alistair Anderson vs Geoff Barber, will start at 1pm on Sunday at the Geelong Chess Club, Girl Guide’s Hall, in 33 Myers Street. All are welcome.