Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 33 Myers St, Geelong.
The 2017 Summer Swiss Tournament is under way at the Geelong Chess Club, a five round ACF Rated Tournament running until Thursday, 16th March.
The 2017 Ballarat Begonia Open Chess Tournament will be held on March 11th to 13th.
You can register and even pay your entry fee at the dedicated tournament website at www.begoniaopen.com where further details on the event can be found.
2017 got off to a solid start with nine entries for the 2017 Summer Rapid tournament. The club welcomed new player Daniel Slade to the tournament, which finishes this Thursday, 9th February.
The 2017 Geelong Chess Club program kicks off 7pm this Thursday 2nd February with the first three rounds of the Summer Rapid Tournament, the final three rounds on 9th February. Each player gets 20 minutes plus a 2 second increment per move. See you there!
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.
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.
After four rounds of play, a single point separates the five front runners of the 2016 20-Minute Championship.
Michael Sugrue clings to a half-point lead, with Reza Daneshvar, Mio Ristic, Barboros Kara, and Geoff Barber all within striking distance, with two rounds to play this Thursday.
Update 6th December: Round 5 has now been re-drawn as Barboros Kara has had to withdraw. Please see the tournament page for details.
AGM 15th December
Next Thursday (15th December) marks the last club night for 2016, with AGM, prize-giving and end of year celebrations.