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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.

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2018 Rapid Play Championship

The Geelong Chess Club 2018 Rapid Play Championship will be held over two Thursday nights; the 15th and 22nd November, with 3 rounds played each night.

While the format may be “rapid”, players get much more time to think than they did in last week’s lightning tournament, at twenty minutes each, plus 5 second increments per move.

You don’t have to be a member to play; all are welcome.

Please see the Tournament Page for details.

Gorka takes 2018 Victorian Country Chess Championship

Carl Gorka has won the 2018 Victorian Country Chess Championship, with an unbeaten score of 5.5 out 6 points. Geelong’s Reza Daneshvar took outright second place, also unbeaten on 5 points.

Ballarat’s Ruari Coffey played well over his 1487 rating, to take third place outright, and the Reserve Championship Title, with a likewise unbeaten score of 4.5 points.
Equal second for the Reserve Title were Kevin Perrin, and Geelong’s Jack Smith, likewise performing well above his 1324 rating on 3.5 points.

Geelong’s Alistair Anderson performed strongly, coming equal 4th outright on 4 points (losing only to Daneshvar). Geoff Barber, Barboros Kara, and Mio Ristic all scored 3.5 points, newcomer Paul Brown belied his 1016 rating to gain a creditable 3 points, with Rod Hessing and Andrew Wemyss on 2.5 points, and Zoran Babic on 1.5 points.

Full results are published on ChessChat.org, please also visit the web site for highlights.