On Thursday last, eight members started a two-week novelty tournament where matches were played on two boards simultaneously (all other rules being normal) at a rate of 20 minutes per player plus a 2 second increment.
Three rounds were played on the first night, and the event was completed with three rounds Thursday the 30th. The term ‘Baroque’ was applied to the event in error as it refers to a completely different kind of chess variant. The tournament results can be viewed here.
The Geelong Chess Club is holding two nights of Baroque Chess (played on two boards) on Thursday 23rd and 30th of March. All are welcome to enter.
The 2017 Summer Swiss Tournament ended in a four-way tie with Geoff Barber, Reza Daneshvar, Rod Hessing, and Michael Sugrue all scoring 3.5 out of 5 points.
The 2017 Ballarat Begonia Open Chess Tournament was a great success, with 115 players battling out 7 rounds of play over the Labour Day long weekend. It concluded with Grandmaster Zong-Yuan Zhao and three International Masters in a four-way tie, on 6/7.
Geelong players put in impressive results:
Reza Daneshvar 4.5/7
Alistair Anderson, Zoran Babic 4/7
Rod Hessing 3.5/7
Mio Ristic 3/7
Reza’s top score included a sparkling win over International Master Mirko Rujevic.
Full results can be found on the Begonia Open Web Site.
2017 got off to a solid start with nine entries for the 2017 Summer Rapid tournament. The club welcomed new player Daniel Slade to the tournament, which finishes this Thursday, 9th February.
The 2017 Geelong Chess Club program kicks off 7pm this Thursday 2nd February with the first three rounds of the Summer Rapid Tournament, the final three rounds on 9th February. Each player gets 20 minutes plus a 2 second increment per move. See you there!
The Geelong Chess Club wrapped up the year with the 2016 Annual General Meeting, held on Thursday, December 15th.
Thanks to all members and volunteers who made 2016 a successful year for the club. The 2017 Calendar will be published shortly, the next club night will commence at 7pm on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017.
Wishing a happy and safe festive season to all, and a prosperous 2017.