ACF Bulletin No. 71 - 25 June 2000
FIDE RATINGS AND TITLES
All titles from the 1999 Zonal held at the Parkroyal, Surfers Paradise have
now been confirmed by FIDE. In addition, ZONG YUAN ZHAO's IM title from the
2000 Zonal held in Auckland has also been confirmed by FIDE.
Big movers in the provisional 1 July list are ZONG YUAN ZHAO +99 to 2341,
KERRY STEAD +82 to 2125, DAVID SMERDON +58 to 2315, MAX LESKIEWICZ +52 to
2330, MICHAEL BARON +44 to 2269 and MARK CHAPMAN +31 to 2351.
Other latest ratings include ROGERS 2558, JOHANSEN 2505, WOHL 2461, GLUZMAN
2432, SANDLER 2416, FELDMAN 2399, WEST 2372, WALLACE 2360, SOLOMON 2359 and
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!
QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY CANCELLED
JASON LYONS advises that there have been further changes to the schedule of
refurbishments at the QVB Building and unfortunately he has had to cancel
this prestigious tournament which was scheduled for July. He now hopes to
put on a festival closer to the Olympics to fit in with an event which FIDE
and the ACF hope to put on during the second week of the Olympics. This has
not yet been finalised and is therefore by no means confirmed.
WORLD SCHOOLS INTERNET TEAMS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
This week on Tuesday and Wednesday 27/28 June, Anglican Church Grammar
School from Brisbane take on a Norwegian school "Norges Toppidrettsgymnas"
coached by GM SIMEN AGDESTEIN in the final of the World Schools Internet
Teams Chess Championship in the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, Borough of
Manhattan Community College, New York at 10am on each day. The six players
will play one game with white and one with black over the two days.
The games will be relayed live from the Kasparovchess website
www.kasparovchess.com and by my calculations this should be around midnight
or 1am on Wednesday and Thursday our time. Games will be all moves in 90
minutes. At 2pm on the Tuesday Kasparov will play the eight strongest
players in a clock simul (Game/120) which will be broadcast live and at 2pm
on Thursday he will play the other 28 players in a simul.
On the Thursday Kasparov will play Sting at 12noon and this will be
followed by presentations at 1pm. At 1.30pm a live chat hosted by Yahoo
will feature Kasparov and several of the winning kids.
The Elementary Final will feature Dixie Bee Elementary School (Indiana,
USA) against Elkana School (Israel) and the Junior High final will be
between Hunter College School (New York City) and Nottingham High School
GOLD COAST OPEN
108 players, including four GMs, participated in the Gold Coast Open.
Predrag Nikolic and Lubomir Ftacnik tied for first on 6.5 with Nikolic
winning the title after a three game lightning play off. Ian Rogers and
Darryl Johansen tied for third on 6.0 and Zong Yuan Zhao, Nik Stawski and
Tomek Rej tied for fifth on 5.5. John Paul Wallace and Andrew Allen were
amongst ten players tying for 8th place on 5.0.
July 1-2 Noosa Open, Noosa Bicentennial Hall, Cat 3, ROBERT HOCHSTADT 07
July 22-23 ANU Open, Canberra, Cat 3, ANDREW GREENWOOD 02 6291 0385
The Noosa Open will feature three GMs and many of Australia's leading
junior players who will be at Somerset College for a week of intensive GM
Just a reminder to tournament organisers that it is imperative to get full
results with juniors and females clearly marked to INGRID THOMPSON
<email@example.com> immediately after each event.
CORRESPONDENCE CHESS LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA
TIM RUNTING <firstname.lastname@example.org> has kindly agreed to be the email contact
for the Correspondence Chess League of Australia http://ccla.bund.com.au/
MAURICE NEWMAN (02 9327 3583) advises that the CCLA will be running
tournaments for the Email Championship of Australia commencing at the
beginning of November and conducted under the ICCF rules for email. This
will be open to all affiliates of the ACF in addition to CCLA members. The
minimum rating will be 1100; the maximum number of players to be 11; and
the highest rated 11 or 9 entrants to be accepted into the championship.
The entry fee will be $10 for CCLA members and $15 for ACF affiliates. All
entry fees to be sent to the CCLA at GPO Box 2360 Sydney NSW 1043 by 30
Tim Runting adds:
Australia has a tremendously rich history in Correspondence Chess, and it
is no coincidence that the great CC players of the 1940s, 50s and 60s
(PURDY, ENDZELINS, ARLAUSKAS, SALM, & KELLNER) also played each other in
OTB tournaments throughout Australia, along with many other talented CC and
Unfortunately the last 20-30 years has seen a decline in OTB players
competing at correspondence, there have of course been various reasons for
this which have been discussed many times over in the past.
However, the opportunity now arises with the advent of email, for OTB
players of all standards to look at this new possibility of playing chess,
with the realisation that many of the past great OTB players learnt the
game firstly playing CC, which in turn lead to their successful OTB careers.
For your information the 14th ICCF Olympiad (1st email Olympiad) will be
The influence of email has already made its mark with the composition of
the team, with 3 of the players not currently having an ICCF rating.
The Australian team in board order is:
1. ANATOLI SIROTA
2. TIM RUNTING
3. SIMON FITZPATRICK
4. CHRIS DEPASQUALE
5. GREG MORRIS
6. JEAN-PAUL FENWICK
EVELYN KOSHNITSKY "BEAUTY" PRIZE
$500 prize for the most beautiful or brilliant combination played by an
Australian player during any event of the festival. Entries to be
accompanied by a $10 fee payable to the Australian Chess Federation and
sent to the judge, ROBERT JAMIESON at PO Box 716, Mt Waverley, Vic 3149.
Evelyn advises that the entry fees will be donated to the Olympiad Appeal.
She also advises that there will be a trophy for any overseas players who
would like to enter.
SWISS PERFECT LICENCES
Sixty six licences have been issued to the following states/clubs (and many
schools all of which are entitled to free copies of the various state
Tasmania: TCA, Sandy Bay, Burnie, Launceston, Hobart International.
NSW: NSWCA, Rooty Hill, Central Coast, Ettalong Beach, Hakoah Club, Ford
Memorial, Woolongong Collegians, Mingara, Newcastle, Canterbury Bankstown,
St George, Illawarra Southern, Port Macquarie.
Victoria: VCA, Elwood, Chess Kids, Hobsons Bay, Geelong, Bendigo, Box Hill,
Ballarat, Dandenong, Chess Ideas, Albury, Frankston, Latrobe Valley.
Queensland: CAQ, Qld Juniors, The Gap, Redcliffe, Toowoomba Grammar,
Coomera Juniors, Gold Coast, Townsville, Hervey Bay, Northside Juniors, Kin
Kora (Gladstone), Suncoast, Coomera Juniors, Queensland Womens Chess League.
Northern Territory: Darwin.
South Australia: SACA, Modbury, Norwood, Adelaide.
Western Australia: CAWA, WA Juniors, Metro, Perth, Fremantle, Midland,
ACT: ACTCA, ACT High Schools, ACTJCL, Tuggeranong, ANU, Canberra,
If your club would like a free licence, please contact GRAEME GARDINER
IPSWICH CHESS CLUB
The Ipswich Chess Club has recently reformed. Club contact is BRENDAN DOWNS
email@example.com They have their own webpage at
DAVID JAPARIDZE, Georgian Chess Federation:
I would like to inform you about 3 of our tournaments, which will take
place during summer in Kobuleti (GEORGIA).
International Chess Festival "Martve - Open - 2000" 30 July - 08 August
International Chess Festival "Remka - Open - 2000" August 10-19
International Chess Festival "Kobuleti-open-2000" August 20-29
Full text of Provisions is on our web page:
Besides there will be held chess tournaments with the norm of the
1) 30.07-9.08 2) 10.08-20.08 3) 21.08-30.08. Organizers of the tournaments
Mr Amiran Berdzenishvili, Mr Ioseb Mzhavanadze, Mr David Japaridze.
Fax: +(995)32 98 70 53; Phone +(995)32 99 95 21, 95 83 66, 22 67 45 in
and 6 33 17, 6 25 89, 635 81 in Kobuleti. E-mail:<firstname.lastname@example.org>,
<email@example.com> URL: www.geocities.com/a_japaridze/
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)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.auschess.org.au
Chess - the clever sport!
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