2018 Club Championships

Entries will be confirmed, and lots drawn for the 2018 Geelong Chess Club Championship and Reserve Championship from 7pm this Thursday, 19th July. Entries are still open for the Reserves event, please email enquiries to geelongchessclub@gmail.com.

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2018 Fletcher Morrow

The 2018 Fletcher Morrow Challenge will be held in Ballarat on Sunday 12th August at 1.00pm. This annual match between the Ballarat and Geelong Chess Club is open to all Geelong players.
Anyone interested in playing should email geelongchessclub@gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!

Club Championship Qualifier

The 2018 Geelong Chess Club Qualification Tournament ended in a three way tie with three players on three and a half points. The remaining three qualifiers were not decided until the very last game, with newcomer Dave O’Hanlon holding off Mio Ristic’s king’s side attack to force a draw. O’Hanlon put in a strong performance, and was unlucky not to qualify, falling short by the narrowest of margins.

The top six finishers now go through the 2018 Club Championship, which along with the Reserves Championship, commences on Thursday, 19th July. Please see the Club Championship Qualifier page for final standings.

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.