Morris Wins 2017 Best in the West

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.


Solomon wins 2017 Victorian Open

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.