Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
Queensland International Master Stephen Solomon has won the 2017 Victorian Open Championship, held over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Stephen achieved an unbeaten score of 6.5/7 from a strong field of 91 competitors
Geelong was well represented, with current Club co-Champion Geoff Barber scoring 3.5 points, Rod Hessing 3, and Jack Smith 2.5.
Michael Sugrue has won the 2017 Autumn Swiss Tournament following a draw between Rod Hessing and Geoff Barber on Thursday 25th May. Barber shared second place with fellow 2017 co-Champion Zoran Babic and Owen Courtis, himself revisiting the form that took him to outright third place in the 2016 Club Championship.
Geoff Barber won the Ten Minute Handicap held Thursday, 6th April, 2017 – Geoff was the only undefeated player with a score of 4.5/5.
Connor Liu also impressed in his first Tournament, to tie for equal 4th on 3/5.
Please note there will be no chess on Thursday, 13th April (Easter Eve). The next Tournament (Autumn Swiss) commences on Thursday 20th April.
On Thursday last, eight members started a two-week novelty tournament where matches were played on two boards simultaneously (all other rules being normal) at a rate of 20 minutes per player plus a 2 second increment.
Three rounds were played on the first night, and the event was completed with three rounds Thursday the 30th. The term ‘Baroque’ was applied to the event in error as it refers to a completely different kind of chess variant. The tournament results can be viewed here.
The Geelong Chess Club is holding two nights of Baroque Chess (played on two boards) on Thursday 23rd and 30th of March. All are welcome to enter.
The 2017 Summer Swiss Tournament ended in a four-way tie with Geoff Barber, Reza Daneshvar, Rod Hessing, and Michael Sugrue all scoring 3.5 out of 5 points.