Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
Forget the Federal Election, the Geelong Chess Club Championship has developed into a real cliffhanger, with six hopefuls going into the last round this Friday, July 22nd.
Reza Daneshvar scored 4.5 out of 5 points to take out the “Fischer Random” Tournament held Friday, 8th July 2016. The five-round event saw a different starting position for each round, within the rules of Fischer Random. Please see the Tournament Page for details.
Despite time penalties that often left him only seconds to spare, Reza Daneshvar kept a cool head to remain undefeated and take out the 10-Minute Winter Handicap Tournament on Friday 1st July. Jack Smith also performed well to achieve equal second placing. Please see the Tournament Page for details.
Geoff Barber and Mio Ristic scored good results, and have taken the early lead in the 2016 Geelong Chess Club Championship and Reserve Championship respectively – see the Championship Page for details.
Round three will be held this Friday, before a two-week recess from the Championships for the School Holidays. The Club will remain open, and hold lightning and rapid play events.
The 6-round Winter Rapid Tournament resulted in a tie following Geoff Barber’s win over Michael Sugrue in the penultimate round. See the Tournament Page for full details.
Round 5 of the Geelong Chess Club Championship Qualifier saw Reza Daneshvar take outright honours on 4.5 out of 5, his only draw being to 2015 co-champion Zoran Babic, who finished second on 3.5 out of 5. Geoff Barber, Michael Sugrue, Geoff Davis and Owen Courtis all qualified on a score of 3 out of 5.
See full results and standings on the Tournament Page.
The Geelong Chess Club Championship Qualifier is shaping up for a photo finish, with the final round being played this Friday, May 20th.
While the top three places appear to be decided, no less than seven players are vying for the last three qualifying places. See full results and standings on the Tournament Page.