ACF Bulletin No. 42 - November 7, 1999
WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, SPAIN
Final scores (11 rounds):
Ruperto Lugo 5.0 67/96
Michelle Lee 5.5 31/62
Peter Jovanovic 5.0 67/101
Richard Machet 4.5 82/101
Jade Lauer-Smith 4.5 48/66
Justin Tan 7.0 22/109
Zong Yuan Zhao 5.5 48/109
Catherine Lip 6.0 28/76
David Smerdon 6.0 34/101
Laura Moylan 6.0 22/63
Sasha Soloveychik 3.5 82/90
Jasmine Lauer-Smith 5.0 43/64
David Smerdon came 2nd= in his lightning section out of approx 50 players
The stand out result appears to be that of Justin Tan who was not
originally selected. Well done Justin.
ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, UDAIPUR, INDIA 1-12 DECEMBER
TIM REILLY and NARELLE SZUVEGES will be Australia's representatives.
AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, MINGARA 28 DECEMBER to 9 JANUARY
Australian Championship News - MAL MURRELL, Mingara Chess Club President
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Greetings from the Mingara Chess Club in Tumbi Umbi NSW - the home of the
2000 Australian Championships.
THE CUT OFF DATE FOR ENTRIES TO THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (all divisions)
IS DECEMBER 3 - LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY SO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN SOON!!!
We can not stress strongly enough that the NSW Central Coast is a very
popular tourist destination and if you do not book early you will be unable
to find accommodation. You can find some accommodation options by visiting
the Mingara site at http://www.mingara.com.au/chessmain.htm or by ringing
Central Coast Tourism on 1800 151123 or (02) 43854430
We posted out 1100 entry forms to chess players all over Australia and 600
entries to major clubs. Please note there is a typographical error in the
earlier forms U1600 $100/$50 should read U1500 $100/$50. If there is a
surplus then some ratings prizes in the Minor may be increased dependent
upon the number of entries. We have a new Chief Arbiter in the form of
SHAUN PRESS. JASON LYONS has asked if he could step down due to other
commitments. The Venue is "The Showroom" Mingara Recreation Club except for
Fri Dec 31 when round 4 will be held in the "Tasman rooms".
Tues 28/12/99 Opening Ceremony 11:00am-12 noon
Tues 28/12/99 Round 1 12 noon start
Wed 29/12/99 Round 2 12 noon start
Thur 30/12/99 Round 3 12 noon start
Fri 31/12/99 Round 4 12 noon start
Sat 1/1/2000 Rest Day
Sat 1/1/2000 Aust Rapid Play 11.00 am start
Sun 2/1/2000 Round 5 12 noon start
Mon 3/1/2000 Round 6 12 noon start
Tues 4/1/2000 Round 7 12 noon start
Wed 5/1/2000 Round 8 12 noon start
Thur 6/1/2000 Rest Day
Thur 6/1/2000 Aust Lightning 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri 7/1/2000 Round 9 12 noon start
Sat 8/1/2000 Round 10 12 noon start
Sun 9/1/2000 Round 11 12 noon start
Sun 9/1/2000 Prize Presentation 7:30pm
Where is Tumbi Umbi?
Tumbi Umbi is on the NSW Central Coast approximately 100 KILOMETRES North
of Sydney CBD, between Wyong and the Entrance.
How Do I Get There?
By car - Mingara Recreation Club is easy to find, just turn of the F3
expressway at the Wyong exit and turn towards Wyong. Continue on that road
for approximately 8 kilometres and the large curved roof of the Mingara
Recreation Club can be seen on the right hand side of the road. By Public
Transport - Catch a train to Wyong then a bus to Mingara Recreation club.
To find connecting buses ring The Entrance Red Bus Services on 02 43328655.
If you ask them politely they may fax you a time table. The present time
table is due to be changed in November to add additional services. I have
been asked to set up a list of car-poolers travelling to Mingara from
Sydney. The list can be found at
http://www.users.bigpond.com/murrell/carpool.htm .If you want to be
included on this list you will need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with
the following information - name, telephone number, suburb, email address,
whether you have a car. These details will be published on the net at the
above address and it will be up to the car-poolers themselves to contact
each other to arrange groups and pickup times and payment for petrol by non
Looking forward to seeing you at the last Australian Chess Championships of
NOTICE OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE, MINGARA, 6 JANUARY 2000
The Annual Conference of the Australian Chess Federation will be held at
the showroom, Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi, NSW commencing at 10am
on Thursday 6 January 2000. (The conference is expected to finish around
1pm on the same day.)
To confirm minutes of previous national conference
Deputy President's Report
Treasurer's Report to include audited financial statements for the year
ended 30 September 1999
Report from FIDE delegate
To approve the budget for the year ending 31 December 2000
Appointment of Honorary Auditor
Constitution - Clause 11b (Finance) Add "In the case where President and
Secretary reside in different states to the Treasurer, the ACF Council may
authorise an additional signatory residing in the same state as the
Restructure of Australian Chess
"That the ACF Executive be authorised to work on the changes required to
give effect (by 1 January 2001) to the proposed restructure of Australian
chess (as circularised) including the setting up of a constitutional
It is hoped that the meeting will finish by 1pm whereupon the meeting will
break for a barbeque lunch. It is then hoped to convene the quarterly
council meeting at 2pm and finish by 4pm at the latest so that those who
wish to play in the Australian Lightning Championships can do so. We may
have to move from the showroom for the council meeting because the showroom
will be required for the lightning tournament from 3.30pm.
States are requested to notify the secretary (Andrew Allen) in writing of
those holding votes at the national conference. Also, to advise who will be
representing the state at the council meeting if the President is unable to
PETER HANNA - NATIONAL COACHING PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION / ACCREDITATION
As an non-competitive, unrated keen social player, at the request of the
principle at my son's primary school, I took on being the school chess coach.
Just using what I thought was a logical order of material and using simple
and amusing techniques for children the Chess Club built up to an
overwhelming number. Within a short period all members became competent
and some outstanding. It was a very satisfying experience and I know those
students now have chess for life.
While I fully support the proposal for a National Professional Coaching
Association etc. I don't think that amateurs like myself, doing it for
free, should be excluded or undervalued. I did graduate to paid teaching
positions at evening colleges and received excellent assessments, basically
because I kept it in a language and at a level which did not alienate or
intimidate the learner -- and most of all interesting -- and I taught a
methodology. A methodology which would have eventually even corrected any
weak advice on my part. Whereas the high school up the street employed a
national player/coach who only survived one lesson due to alienation of
So maybe an accreditation scheme should also rate which coaches are
user/friendly for schools. The snobs may scoff at amateur coaches but
someone has to successfully get the young player behind the board and happy.
DAVID MCKINNON asks why not include rapid play games in the normal ACF
This was done in London when it had a separate list from the BCF that
appeared monthly. Really slow games had a weighting of 3, adjudicated and
about 4 hours 2, rapid play 1. This worked well enough. I think the USCF
treats rapid play and standard play identically.
The usual objection is that rapid and standard are too different, they are
not from the same population. This has some truth and can only be countered
by statistical data.
Some find the idea abhorrent and such objections are so great that probably
it makes the idea not worth pursuing.
It is at its most valuable when players are not very active. Then any
information to get an idea is better than none.
Best wishes to all
President, Australian Chess Federation
C/- Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba Q 4213
Phone 07 5530 3777 (w) 07 5530 5794 (h) Fax 07 5525 2676 (w)
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Chess - the clever sport!