If it aint ‘Baroque’ don’t fix it.

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.

2017 Ballarat Begonia Open

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.

Club Wraps up 2016 with AGM

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.