The 2017 Fletcher Morrow Challenge match between long-standing rivals Geelong and Ballarat Chess Clubs will take place at 1pm on Sunday 13th August, at the Geelong Chess Club rooms in 33 Myers Street. The winner is decided by the best of ten games played between the two clubs; all members are invited to compete in what should be an entertaining afternoon of chess.
The 2017 Victorian Country Chess Championship will be held in Geelong on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October, at the St. Mary’s Terrace Community Hub, corner of Myers and Bellerine Streets. For more details, visit the Tournament Web Site.
Hobsons Bay Chess Club will host the 2017 Best in the West Chess Tournament on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. See the Chess Chat Thread for more details.
Queensland International Master Stephen Solomon has won the 2017 Victorian Open Championship, held over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Stephen achieved an unbeaten score of 6.5/7 from a strong field of 91 competitors
Geelong was well represented, with current Club co-Champion Geoff Barber scoring 3.5 points, Rod Hessing 3, and Jack Smith 2.5.
Michael Sugrue has won the 2017 Autumn Swiss Tournament following a draw between Rod Hessing and Geoff Barber on Thursday 25th May. Barber shared second place with fellow 2017 co-Champion Zoran Babic and Owen Courtis, himself revisiting the form that took him to outright third place in the 2016 Club Championship.
Geoff Barber won the Ten Minute Handicap held Thursday, 6th April, 2017 – Geoff was the only undefeated player with a score of 4.5/5.
Connor Liu also impressed in his first Tournament, to tie for equal 4th on 3/5.
Please note there will be no chess on Thursday, 13th April (Easter Eve). The next Tournament (Autumn Swiss) commences on Thursday 20th April.