Club Championship Qualifier

The 2018 Geelong Chess Club Qualification Tournament commences on Thursday, 31st May.

The top six finishers in this event automatically qualify for the 2018 Club Championship. Please see the Club Championship Qualifier page for details.

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Ten Minute Handicap

The Geelong Chess Club will hold the 2018 Ten Minute Handicap this Thursday, 24th May.

Each player starts with 10 minutes playing time. The higher rated player is then deducted time, and the lower rated player awarded extra time, making for a level playing field!

All are welcome to enter – please see the Tournament Page for details.

Reza takes 2018 Autumn Swiss.

With one round to play, Reza Daneshvar has an unbeatable lead in the 2018 Autumn Swiss Tournament after his fourth straight victory, this time over Mio Ristic.

Owen Courtis drew comfortably against Michael Sugrue, while junior member Jack Smith held 2016 joint club champion Geoff Barber to a draw in a tense knight and pawn ending.

Smith now joins Courtis, Ristic and Sugrue in a four-way contest for second place. See the Tournament Page for further details.

Six-way Tie for Autumn Rapid

Six players tied for first place in a dramatic finish to the 2018 Autumn Rapid Tournament on Thursday, 12th April.
It looked like Michael Sugrue would overtake tournament leader Reza Daneshvar  after both Mio Ristic and Geoff Davis defeated Daneshvar, but Sugrue was himself beaten in the last round by Geoff Barber. Rising junior Jack Smith also joined the winner’s circle with a last-round victory over 2016 Club co-Champion Zoran Babic.
See the Tournament Page for full details.

Smirnov and Morris Take 2018 Begonia

Congratulations to 17 year old NSW Grandmaster Anton Smirnov, and 24 year old Victorian International Master James Morris, who took out equal first prize in the 2018 Ballarat Begonia Open Chess Tournament, held on the Labour Day Long Weekend from March 10th to 12th. Both were unbeaten on 6/7.

The Geelong contingent featured strong performances from Alistair Anderson, Reza Daneshvar, Mio Ristic (all on 4/7), and Club Lightning Champion Rod Hessing (3.5/7).

Full results may be found at the Tournament Web Site.