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.

2017 Ballarat Begonia Open

The 2017 Ballarat Begonia Open Chess Tournament was a great success, with 115 players battling out 7 rounds of play over the Labour Day long weekend. It concluded with Grandmaster Zong-Yuan Zhao and three International Masters in a four-way tie, on 6/7.

Geelong players put in impressive results:

Reza Daneshvar 4.5/7
Alistair Anderson, Zoran Babic 4/7
Rod Hessing 3.5/7
Mio Ristic 3/7

Reza’s top score included a win over International Master Mirko Rujevic.
Full results can be found on the Begonia Open Web Site.

Club Wraps up 2016 with AGM

The Geelong Chess Club wrapped up the year with the 2016 Annual General Meeting, held on Thursday, December 15th.

Thanks to all members and volunteers who made 2016 a successful year for the club. The 2017 Calendar will be published shortly, the next club night will commence at 7pm on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017.

Wishing a happy and safe festive season to all, and a prosperous 2017.



Daneshvar, Sugrue tie for 2016 Rapid Title

In the final round of the Rapid Play Championship, Reza Daneshvar defeated Michael Sugrue in a must-win game with the black pieces, to share equal first place, despite having missed the first two rounds of play. Likewise, talented junior Jack Smith won through to share equal third with Mio Ristic, having also missed the first two rounds. Full results are listed on the tournament page.