VenueGirl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.

Play starts at 7:00pm Friday evenings except for public holidays and a break over Christmas – please see our Calendar or Contact Us for details.

2016 Victorian Country Championship

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.

Barber, Babic to play off for Championship

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.

Courtis leads Championship, Ristic takes Reserve Title

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.

Fischer Random win for Reza

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.

This Friday, 15th July sees the resumption of the Club Championships, with the fourth round of the Championship and Reserve Championship Tournaments.