VenueGirl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.

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

Daneshvar takes Ten Minute Championship

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:

NAME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Place
1 Owen Courtis 0 0 = 1 1 1 3rd
2 Reza Daneshvar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1st
3 Sam Sopovski 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 Zoran Babic = 0 1 1 1 1 2nd
5 Geoff Davies 0 0 1 0 1 1
6 Jack Smith 0 0 1 0 0 1
7 Paul Wendrich 0 0 0 0 0 0


The Club will be closed next Friday due to the Grand Final public holiday.

“Chess the Musical” at GPAC


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.

Good showing at “Best in the West”

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

2016 Victorian Country Championship

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.