ACF Bulletin No. 67 - 28 May, 2000
Very big congratulations to ALEX WOHL and ZONG YUAN ZHAO for their
fantastic performance in the zonal. Alex won the event with 7.5/9 to
qualify for the World Championships and Zong Yuan came second with 6.5/9
and earned himself the International Master Title at the age of 13! This is
a wonderful performance for a 13 year old.
Final standings: IM WOHL (Aust) 7.5, FM ZHAO (Aust) 6.5, FM KER (NZ) 6.0,
WATSON (NZ) 5.0, FM GARBETT (NZ) 5.0, FM TINDALL (Aust) 5.0, IM DIVE (NZ)
5.0, FM KULASHKO (NZ) 4.5, LUKEY (NZ) 4.5, FM LEVI (Aust) 4.5, SMITH (NZ)
3.5, GUTHRIE (NZ) 3.5, SAKSENA (Fiji) 1.5, ILIC (Aust) 1.0.
Titles which will automatically be awarded according to FIDE regulations:
IM Zhao and Ker (Ker already had two IM norms). FM Watson and Lukey.
Full results on the ACF webpage www.auschess.org.au.
PARKROYAL SURFERS PARADISE INTERNATIONAL 7-17 JUNE
Latest confirmed entries:
GM NIKOLIC (Bosnia) 2659, GM FTACNIK (Slovakia) 2582, GM ROGERS 2562, GM
JOHANSEN 2494, IM GALDUNTS (Armenia) 2473, IM WOHL 2438, TEICHMANN
(England) 2365, HUNT (England) 2359, RUJEVIC 2348, ALLEN 2264, SAW 2264,
WEEKS 2249, DUXBURY 2247, LEVI 2246, ZHAO 2242, TINDALL 2194, HANKS 2166,
CAOILI (Philippines) 2078, STEAD 2042, CORKER 2002, YADAO (Philippines)
U/R, KASSA U/R.
This week ARIANNE CAOILI, whose family still has a home on the Gold Coast,
won the Philippines Women's Championship (as well as the kiddies, junior
and brilliancy prizes at the same event). She will be accompanied at the
Parkroyal event by her coach, SERGEY GALDUNTS who is seeking his third GM
norm. It would be great if we had an Australian female playing in this
Just a reminder that I'd be happy to admit two or three 1800-2000 ACF rated
players looking to earn a FIDE rating.
The Chief Arbiter, Gary Bekker and myself hope to have a Fritz sensory
board working on board one during the event in order to relay the game live
to the internet.
GARRY KOSHNITSKY MEMORIAL FESTIVAL 7 JUNE TO 13 AUGUST
EVELYN KOSHNITSKY is making very good progress with the two Adelaide events
and anticipates prizes totalling more than the previously announced $6,000.
Evelyn also advises that she personally is sponsoring a 'beauty' prize of
$500 for the most beautiful combo played during the Garry Koshnitsky
Memorial Festival. She advises that Garry was passionate that chess is both
a sport and art. Entries may be submitted with a $10 entry fee payable to
the Australian Chess Federation and sent to the judge, ROBERT JAMIESON at
PO Box 716, Mt Waverley, Vic 3149.
INAUGURAL WORLD SCHOOLS TEAMS INTERNET COMPETITION BEING RUN BY KASPAROVCHESS
Anglican Church Grammar School from Brisbane led by IM David Smerdon have
won the Pacific/Mountain zone with a comprehensive 6-0 thrashing of George
Washington High School. With this victory, Anglican Church now moves on to
the Finals of the American/Pacific High School Continental Championship.
Congratulations to Anglican Church Grammar School!
See the Kasparovchess webpage: www.kasparovchess.com.
Donations received to date 1,715
Donations pledged not yet received 1,400
I am aware of several states who are running their own appeals which is
great. Please send your generous donations to either your state body or to
the ACF Treasurer, Norm Greenwood, Unit 15, Horizon Towers, 208 Pacific
Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077.
Let's get right behind our Olympiad team!
GRAND PRIX STANDINGS
These standings include Hobsons Bay and the Adelaide Cup but exclude Basta
Shield. Many thanks to INGRID THOMPSON for updating these scores.
1 Rujevic, Mirko 32
2 Chapman, Mark 27
2 Johansen Darryl 27
3 Solomon, Stephen 22
4 Wohl, Alex 20
5 Myers, John 18
6 Hornung, Michael 16.33
7 Stephson, David 16
1 Myers, John 28.33
2 Hornung, Michael 18.33
3 Low, Samuel 17.5
3 Pratsch, George 17.5
4 Weeks, Manuel 16
5 Coutts, Tama 13.7
6 Guthrie, Aaron 12.8
7 Mehltreter, Otto 12.33
7 Goodman, Bob 12.33
1 Guthrie, Aaron 27.66
2 Carey, Doug 24.5
3 Goodwin, Bob 20.33
4 Horwood, Melba 20.08
5 Bowen, Leon 20
6 Gill, Geoffrey 15.66
6 Nissen, Amir 15.66
1 Gill, Geoffrey 20
2 Lewin, Peter 18.33
3 Stojic, Dusan 17.5
3 Stojic, Svetozar 17.5
4 Albrect, Rolf 16
4 Darvall, Anthony 16
1 Smerdon, David 27.66
1 Guthrie, Aaron 27.66
2 Murray, Luke 21.33
3 Davidovici, Michael 21
4 Xie, George 19
5 Barnard, Casey 16
6 Guthrie, Aaron 15.66
6 Nemeth, Janos 15.66
6 Nissen, Amir 15.66
6 Soloveychik, Sasha 15.66
6 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 15.66
1 Koshninsky, Ngan 34
2 Horwood, Melba 32
3 Szuveges, Narelle 28.5
4 Jovanovic, Marija 23
5 Jones, Nancy 14
6 Beggs, Diana 13.5
INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL BIEL/BIENNE, SWITZERLAND
An International Chess Festival will be held in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
from 22 July to 5 August 2000.
The website is www.schachfestival-biel.ch and email: email@example.com
2000 TORONTO SUMMER INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE BEST
WESTERN "PRIMROSE" HOTEL
Where: 111 Carlton Street, (at Jarvis Street), Downtown Toronto
When: 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 AUGUST 2000 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday & Sunday)
Style: 9 ROUND Swiss System in SIX SECTIONS;
FIDE and C.F.C. Rated
PRIZES: *** $15,000.***Guaranteed
ENTRY FEE: $100. in advance BEFORE June 1, 2000. $125. From June 1 to
August 1, 2000. $150. AFTER August 1, 2000
ACF RATINGS LISTS
Just a reminder that there are now two ACF lists; Games 60 a minutes a side
and over (existing list) and games 15 to 59 minutes a side (new rapid play
We are very keen to see as many tournaments as possible rated. This
includes all junior tournaments. The procedure is to send the results to
your state ratings officer who will in turn provide the required info to
national level where GRAHAM SAINT and BILL GLETSOS do a fine job. As time
goes on we hope that most results will be submitted by email attachment
using the Swiss Perfect pairings programme.
At the moment it would be worthwhile to use the export view option of
Swissperfect and save the cross table as a html file and just send that file.
People sending in tournaments must please make sure that the name of the
tournament, the arbiter, the completion date and the rate of play are
The website for the Australian Uni Games has moved to:
I've heard that some kind of inter-university competitions are planned at
least for Victoria, NSW and Queensland this year. In my opinion university
chess in Australia is crying out for a national competition. BAS VAN RIEL
and the Ballarat Chess Club have offered logistical support if anyone
involved in the universities system will pick up the ball and run with
organising a national competition to coincide with Inter Varsity Sports
Week to be held in Ballarat from 2-6 October.
Are there any good organisers who are prepared to volunteer to run this
event and thereby make a substantial contribution to Australian chess?
THIERRY GUYENE, New Caledonia Chess Club <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bonjour, Thank you for the ACF bulletin. Alexander Khalifman will be in
Nouméa from 13 to 18 of June 2000. He is invited for the inauguration of
the giant chess board of Place des Cocotiers. His friend from Saint
Petersbourg GM Evgeny Solozhenkin will be with him. Cordialement. Thierry
The annual Coffs Harbour District School Chess competition sponsored by the
Coffs Harbour City Rotary Club has now reached the semi final stages. In
the Primary Schools competition 11 Schools were competing in two groups,
North and South.
The North Group saw a couple of surprises with St Augustines winning their
group with 18 points of a possible 20, a very clear winner from another
surprise, Narranga on 14 points. Korora was a close third with 13.5 points,
but 5 times Champion, Tyalla a distant fourth on 7 points.
Another previously successful School, Bishop Druitt managed only 6.5
points. It is good to see St Augustines back on the winning list after a
few lean years, while Narranga has slowly shown improvements over several
In the South Group last years Country Champions Sawtell won a very close
contest with 11.5 from 16, ahead of Bonville on 11. Previously strong team
Toormina could only manage 9 points in third place ahead of Bayldon and
Christian Community. In the semi finals on the 31 May St Augustines will
play Bonville and Sawtell faces Narranga.
The eventual winner of the Grand Final will represent the Coffs Harbour
District in NSW Junior League School's competition, where our district has
dominated the State during the five years the competition has been run. The
strength of the local competition has been proven by the fact that Tyalla
won the NSW Country Championship 3 times and Sawtell won last year.
In the High School competition also sponsored by the Coffs Harbour City
Rotary Club Toormina was the winner with 15.5 points from 20 ahead of
Bishop Druitt on 14.5. Last years Country Champions John Paul College came
third with 12.5 point and Christian Community edged out Woolgoolga, while
the previously dominating School Orara could only manage 1 win from 20
games. In the semi finals Toormina meets John Paul College, while Bishop
Druitt takes on Christian Community.
In the High School competition the local teams have been even more
dominating in the Statewide competition. John Paul College has won the New
South Wales Country Championship four times in a row. They are the only
team to ever win this tournament since its inception in 1996, yet they have
not won the local competition. The local winners are Orara High 3 times,
Bishop Druitt College and Toormina High once each.
Grand Finals will be played at Park Beach Plaza on Saturday 10th June. The
Coffs Harbour City Rotary Club will provide medals (Gold, Silver and
Bronze) for the top 3 placed teams in both competitions, trophies for the
winning Schools and certificates for all participants. There will also be a
trophy for the best individual performer.
As in previous years Adam Tschaut has organized the competition and has
done a magnificent job.
Very 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!
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