Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
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.
Zoran Babic won the 2018 Spring Lightning tournament, held on the 8th November at the Geelong Chess Club, with a score of 5/6. Reza Daneshvar and Michael Sugrue shared second place on 4.5/6. Please see the Tournament Page for details.
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.
The five round 2018 Spring Swiss Tournament is under way with a solid field of nine competitors. Round 3 commences this Thursday, 18th October.
Geelong Chess Club President Geoffrey Gill romped home in the 2018 Spring Rapid, taking first place with a perfect score of 6/6. Mio Ristic seized second place on 4.5/6, by defeating Reza Daneshvar, who finished third on 4/6.
Reza Daneshvar became 2018 Club Lightning Champion with a score of 7/8 – closely followed by Mio Ristic and Alistair Anderson on 6/8. Special mention goes to Jack Smith, who officiated as Director of Play and also took outright 4th position on 5.5/8.