The 2017 Fischer Random Rapid was won by the 2016 Club Co-champion Zoran Babic, with a perfect score of 4/4. In second place was Geoff Davis on 3/4, losing only to Zoran in an exciting finish. Full details may be found on the Tournament Page.
The Geelong Chess Club will complete its 2017 Playing Programme with a FischerRandom Rapid Play Tournament on 30th November and 7th December. New players young and old are welcome to come along and join in the fun.
Michael Sugrue won the 2017 Rapid Play Championship with a score of 5 points, followed by Reza Daneshvar and Zoran Babic on 4 points, then Jack Smith and Mio Ristic on 3.5 points. Smith played well to be leading in round 4; Daneshvar likewise did well, losing only to Smith.
Sugrue now leads on 10.5 points out of 13 games, but his nearest rival, Reza Daneshvar, is on 9.5 points with one game to play this Sunday 26th November, against current co-champion Zoran Babic. If Daneshvar wins, he will draw level with Sugrue, and trigger a two match play off.
Babic, himself coming off a win with the white pieces against talented junior Connor Liu yesterday, will again have the white pieces against Daneshvar. The match, along with Alistair Anderson vs Geoff Barber, will start at 1pm on Sunday at the Geelong Chess Club, Girl Guide’s Hall, in 33 Myers Street. All are welcome.
After three rounds of the 2017 Rapid Play Championship, Promising Junior Jack Smith and Club Championship Candidate Reza Daneshvar share the lead with 2.5 points each. They will play their decider match in Round 4, this Thursday, 23rd November.
This Thursday, November 16th, the Club will host the 2017 Rapid Play Championship, with three rounds a night played over two weeks on November 16th and 23rd. Time limits are 20 minutes per player, plus a two second increment per move. All are welcome to join.