Fun will be had at Geelong Chess Club this Thursday, 22 August; we are running our first “skittles” tournament! Come along and bring some friends!
For more details, see the tournament page here.
Geoff Barber has emerged victorious in the Winter Swiss with a final score of 4/5, sealing his victory by drawing the first seed in the last round!
In the other game played on the night, Jack surprised Mio in the opening and wound up breaking through with a kingside passed pawn to claim second.
Rodel Sicat, though unable to play the final round, shows that he is competent at all formats, getting good results against club stalwarts Mio Ristic and Reza Daneshvar.
See final standings here: https://geelongchess.com/2019-calendar/t11-winter-swiss/
The Best in the West tournament will again be hosted by the Hobson’s Bay Chess Club at the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre in Altona. The tournament will be held for 5 rounds over two days (31 August – 1 September) with a time control of 60 minutes + 30 seconds increment for every round.
This tournament routinely hosts a number of strong players, and Geelong is traditionally well represented, with 4 players from our club attending last year’s event.
Please see the Chess Chat page for more details: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17607-Best-in-the-West-2019-31st-Aug-amp-1st-Sep
The Winter Swiss is currently in round 4/5, with Geoff Barber leading on a clear 3.5/4. Only Mio and Jack can catch him up to tie for first; and coincidentally, the same two are playing in the next round! The question remains the same as it has been all tournament: can Geoff Barber be stopped?
View the tournament page here: https://geelongchess.com/2019-calendar/t11-winter-swiss/
The Geelong Chess Club hosts the 2019 Fixed Opening Lightning Tournament this Thursday, 4th April. All are welcome to attend.
Please see the Tournament Page for more details.
Fourteen time Club Champion Alistair Anderson was a convincing winner of the Geelong Chess Club 2019 Summer Lightning on Thursday, 28th March. Anderson took first place, followed by daylight, with a perfect score of 6 out of 6. Please visit the Tournament Page for full details.
Rising junior Jack Smith made the 2019 Summer Swiss his debut tournament victory, with an impressive 4 out 5 points. He was closely followed by Reza Daneshvar and newcomer Omar Bashar on 3.5 points. Please see the Tournament page for full results.
Geoff Barber took first place in the 2019 Summer Rapid Tournament, with a score of 5 out of 6 points. He was followed by Sagargiri Goswani (4.5) and Paul Brown (4).
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.