International Master James Morris has won the 2017 Best in the West Chess Tournament with a perfect score of 5/5 against a strong field of 85 competitors.
Geelong was well represented with joint club champion Geoff Barber finishing equal 9th on 3.5, Reza Daneshvar and Geoffrey Gill on 3, and Jack Smith 2 points.
Full results can be found on the Chess Chat forum.
The 2017 Fletcher-Morrow Shield Match was played on Sunday, 13th August, 2017 between the Geelong and Ballarat Chess Clubs. Geelong prevailed, winning 6.5 to 3.5 – see match page for details.
The 2017 Victorian Country Chess Championship will be held in Geelong on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October, at the St. Mary’s Terrace Community Hub, corner of Myers and Bellerine Streets. For more details, visit the Tournament Web Site.
Hobsons Bay Chess Club will host the 2017 Best in the West Chess Tournament on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. See the Chess Chat Thread for more details.
Queensland International Master Stephen Solomon has won the 2017 Victorian Open Championship, held over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Stephen achieved an unbeaten score of 6.5/7 from a strong field of 91 competitors
Geelong was well represented, with current Club co-Champion Geoff Barber scoring 3.5 points, Rod Hessing 3, and Jack Smith 2.5.
The 2017 Geelong Chess Club Championship kicked off on Thursday, 1st June with a strong field of fifteen players. The originally scheduled Championship Qualifier Tournament was dropped in favour of a Round Robin event – please see the 2017 Club Championship Tournament Page for details.
Michael Sugrue has won the 2017 Autumn Swiss Tournament following a draw between Rod Hessing and Geoff Barber on Thursday 25th May. Barber shared second place with fellow 2017 co-Champion Zoran Babic and Owen Courtis, himself revisiting the form that took him to outright third place in the 2016 Club Championship.