Following completion of the 2018 Program of play, the Geelong Chess Club will have an open evening of social chess this Thursday, 6th December. All are welcome to play.
Next Thursday, 13th December, the Club winds up the year with its 2018 Annual General Meeting, followed by prize presentations and light refreshments.
The Geelong Chess Club 2018 Ten Minute Championship ended in a three way tie between Zoran Babic, Alistair Anderson, and Michael Sugrue.
The club also welcomed new players Sagargiri Goswani and Matthew Whitford, who both acquitted themselves well, finishing in the top half of the table.
Please see the Tournament Page for final standings.
The Geelong Chess Club 2018 Rapid Play Championship came down to a tie between Zoran Babic and Michael Sugrue, both players scoring 5/6.
The club also welcomed two new players to this event, Alan Hosking and Stan Rusiniak.
For full results and final standings, please see the Tournament Page.
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.
Mio Ristic and Reza Daneshvar shared first place with 4/5 in the recently completed Spring Swiss Tournament.
Jack Smith also did well, both officiating and taking outright third place on 3.5/5.
Please see the Tournament Page for full 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.
Full results are published on ChessChat.org, please also visit the web site for highlights.
The five round 2018 Spring Swiss Tournament is under way with a solid field of nine competitors. Round 3 commences this Thursday, 18th October.