Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
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.
The Geelong Chess Club claimed a 6-4 victory against the Ballarat Chess Club on Sunday, 14th August, 2016, thereby restoring some parochial pride after being defeated in 2015.
See match report and results on the 2016 Match page.
Geoff Barber and Zoran Babic have become joint Geelong Chess Club Champions for 2016, having tied their two game playoff match with two draws.
Match scores and further details to follow.
Geoff Barber and Zoran Babic have tied for first place in the 2016 Geelong Chess Club Championship, both winning their postponed matches.
Whereas Barber downed Michael Sugrue in a sudden tactical flurry, Babic applied steady pressure to inflict Owen Courtis’ only defeat. See the tournament page for overall placings.
Barber and Babic will now play off for the Championship, with two matches to be played on Friday 5th and 12th August. Members will also compete in the August Rapid Tournament during the playoff.
In a dramatic final round of the 2016 Championships on Friday 22nd July, joint leaders Michael Sugrue and Geoff Barber were both defeated, by Owen Courtis and Reza Daneshvar respectively. Courtis now leads outright as the only undefeated player, with Sugrue, Barber, and Zoran Babic all half a point behind.
All four remain contenders, however, as they will play each other in two postponed matches this coming Friday, 29th July.
Mio Ristic is the 2016 Reserve Champion after Nick McClaren defeated Jack Smith with a powerful King side attack.
Smith now plays Bill Stokie for outright second place, also this coming Friday.
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.