2018 Fletcher-Morrow Shield Match

The Ballarat Chess Club hosted the 2018 Fletcher-Morrow Shield Match against Geelong at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat on Sunday, 12th August, 2018.

However, the visitors prevailed, with Geelong winning 6.5 to 3.5. Individual game results are shown below (home team – Ballarat – played White on odd-numbered boards):

Geelong Rating Ballarat Rating Won by
1 Michael Sugrue 1864! Bas Van Riel 1789 Ballarat
2 Geoffrey Gill 1863! Rob Loveband 1721 Geelong
3 Reza Daneshvar 1853!! Rod Jacobs 1720 Geelong
4 Alistair Anderson 1778!! Patrick Cook 1688 Draw
5 Zoran Babic 1654! Ruari Coffey 1500 Geelong
6 Mio Ristic 1638!! Rob Bailey 1437 Geelong
7 Rod Hessing 1596!! Jamie Brotheridge 1493 Geelong
8 Owen Courtis 1464! Kevin Perrin 1491 Ballarat
9 Jack Smith 1317 Tom Oppenheim 1163 Geelong
10 Paul Brown Unr Kiki Dunn 1041 Ballarat
11 Daniel Slade Unr Jasan Barnett 997 Geelong
Overall Winner Geelong
6.5 – 3.5*

*Score derived from top ten boards

This result extends Geelong’s overall lead to five matches to two, with one match drawn.

Many thanks to the Ballarat Chess Club for catering and hosting in the historic Hooper Room, where Ballarat won the inaugural challenge match in 1925.

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