ACF Bulletin No. 108 - 18 March 2001


IN THIS ISSUE

Oceanic Zonal, ACF Tournament Coordinator required, News on Queensland Women's chess, PM to Visit Gold Coast Primary Schools Chess Championship, 2001 Grand Prix, Darling Downs Open, Latest Grand Prix scores after four tournaments, Ballarat Begonia Open, 2001 Tasmanian Championships, Hervey Bay Open, The 2001 University of Queensland Chess Challenge, Chess in Egypt.


OCEANIC ZONAL

Early response to the Oceanic Zonal has been most encouraging with 30+ enquiries, including 8 from women.

Would those leading players wishing to be considered as Australia's seeds kindly email ROBERT JAMIESON auschess@iaccess.com.au as a matter of urgency and certainly no later that this Friday 23 March.

Enquiries regarding the zonal should be directed to myself <ggardiner@somerset.qld.edu.au> or phone 07 5530 3777 (W) 07 5530 5794 (H). I have mailed out a number of entry forms but there are many FIDE rated players in Australia and the Oceania region for whom I do not have addresses.


ACF TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR REQUIRED

The only ACF position which is vacant at present is that of Tournament Coordinator. This role broadly involves taking bids for official ACF events, making sure that the bids comply with the ACF Handbook and making sure that a post event report is received also in accordance with the ACF Handbook. I would be interested to hear from anyone who feels that they would like to undertake this task.


NEWS ON QUEENSLAND WOMEN'S CHESS - RUSSELL MOWLES

I would like to advise of a new chess website <www.mowleschess.com>. The aim of the website is to promote Women's and Girl's chess in Queensland as well as provide a history of Queensland Women's and Girl's chess including state tournament results, interstate records, games, player profiles etc. In addition the site will provide Saint Stephen's College (Coomera, Gold Coast) and the Coomera Junior Chess Club with a facility to view the years programme, tournament results, history and games. Approximately 40 pages have been completed and I anticipate over 120 pages in total, once all the data has been compiled and uploaded.


PM TO VISIT GOLD COAST PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

I recently spent an hour or so with ACF Patron Tim Fischer when I picked him up and dropped him off at Coolangatta Airport for the Somerset Literature
Festival. He gave me some useful advice including how to get a one pager in front of the Prime Minister when he visits the Gold Coast Primary Chess Championships this Wednesday. This is purely coincidental as the PM will be addressing a community gathering at the Robina Town Centre Community Hall which had already been pre-booked by the Gold Coast Chess Club. I expect to get a couple of minutes with the PM (if I'm lucky).


2001 GRAND PRIX

Please note once again that the new Grand Prix Supervisor is NORM BRAYBROOKE <chessnut@windsor.net.au>. I'm sure that he would love to hear about new events. Norm's webpage is at: http://crcchess.topcities.com/GP2001.htm. We continue to appeal to chess organisers in Victoria and WA to give players in those states the opportunity to earn Grand Prix points.

Here are the 35 events for 2001:
3/4 Feb Newcastle Open NSW Cat 2 George Lithgow <george.lithgow@bigpond.com>
17/18 Feb Taree RSL Summer Open NSW Cat 1 Endel Lane 02 6559 9060 <endel@fasternet.com.au>
3/4 Mar Dubbo RSL Open NSW Cat 1 Alexander Aich 02 6884 4561 <sjaich@tpg.com.au>
10-12 Mar Tasmanian Championships TAS Cat 1 David Ferris 03 6225 1523 <dcfer@netspace.net.au>
17/18 Mar South West Open WA Cat 1 Alan Phillips <alanglo@tpg.com.au>
13-16 Apl Doeberl Cup ACT Cat 3 Roger Mccart 02-6251-6190 <roger.mccart@anu.edu.au>
13-16 Apl Sydney Easter Cup NSW Cat ? Peter Hanna <rational@mpx.com.au>
13-15 Apl Darling Downs Open QLD Cat 2 Keven Duncan <kevenduncan@telstra.com>
20-22 Apl Univ of Qld QLD Cat 3 David Cowland-Cooper 0414 498556 <uqchess@hotmail.com>
5/6 May Hobson's Bay Open VIC Cat 1 Peter Caissa 0411 710900 <pcaissa@melbpc.org.au>
5/6 May Laurieton Open NSW Cat 1 Endel Lane 02 6559 9060 <endel@fasternet.com.au>
5-7 May Redcliffe Peninsula Open QLD Cat 1 Mark Stokes 07 3205 6042 <mstokes@bne.catholic.edu.au>
19/20 May Adelaide Cup SA Cat 1 Roland Eime 08 8268 1374 <eimes@senet.com.au>
19/20 May NSWCA Cat 1 Robert Keast 02 9649 8614 <rkeast@comtech.com.au>
8/10/11 June NSWCA Queen's Birthday Weekender Cat 1 Robert Keast 02 9649 8614 <rkeast@comtech.com.au>
9-11 June Queen's Birthday Weekender The Gap Open QLD Cat 1 Andrew Robinson <Andrew.Robinson@ato.gov.au>
9/10 June Queen's Birthday Weekender SA Cat 1 Roland Eime 08 8268 1374 <eimes@senet.com.au>
9-11 June Queen's Birthday Weekender TAS Cat 1 Kevin Bonham 03 6224 8487 <k_bonham@utas.edu.au>
23/24 June Taree RSL Open NSW Cat 1 Endel Lane 02 6559 9060 <endel@fasternet.com.au>
23/24 June Gold Coast Open QLD Cat 3 Graeme Gardiner 07 5530 5794 <ggardiner@somerset.qld.edu.au>
30Jun/1Jul Suncoast Weekender QLD Cat 3 Robert Hochstadt 07 5447 5056 <toothfairy@spiderweb.com.au>
28/29 Jul ANU Open ACT Cat 3 Shaun Press 02 6255 2040 <shaun.press@cs.anu.edu.au>
4/5 Aug Mackay Open QLD Cat 1 Stan Long Hong 07 4953 4573 <computer5000@hotmail.com>
4/5 Aug NSWCA Cat 1 Robert Keast 02 9649 8614 <rkeast@comtech.com.au>
25/26 Aug Launceston Weekender TAS Cat 1 Leo Minol 03 6344 7472 <leominol@telstra.easymail.com.au>
22/23 Sep Gold Coast Classic QLD Cat 3 Graeme Gardiner 07 5530 5794 <ggardiner@somerset.qld.edu.au>
29/30 Sep Lidum's Cup SA Cat 1 Roland Eime 08 8268 1374 <eimes@senet.com.au>
29/30 Sep Redcliffe Challenge QLD Cat 1 Mark Stokes 07 3205 6042 <mstokes@bne.catholic.edu.au>
13/14 Oct Tweed Heads Open QLD Cat 3 Audie Pennefather 07 5536 9185
3/4 Nov Laurieton Open NSW Cat 1 Endel Lane 02 6559 9060 <endel@fasternet.com.au>
17-19 Nov Tasmanian Open TAS Cat 1 Neville Ledger 03 6431 1280 <nlchess@tassie.net.au>
17/18 Nov Taree RSL Spring Open NSW Cat 1 Endel Lane 02 6559 9060 <endel@fasternet.com.au>
24/25 Nov NSWCA Cat 1 Robert Keast 02 9649 8614 <rkeast@comtech.com.au>
8/9 Dec Tuggeranong Vikings Weekender ACT Cat 1 Lee Forace 02 9556 3960 <ljforace@hotmail.com>
15/16 Dec Melbourne Chess Club Christmas Swiss VIC Cat 2 Malcolm Pyke <dexter@labyrinth.net.au>


Darling Downs Open

The Darling Downs Open, which has been held at Toowoomba over Easter for many years, has been added to the Grand Prix list. This provides a very attractive alternative for those Queenslanders who are unable to travel to Canberra for the Doeberl Cup.

Details:

Friday 13/04/01 Rd 1 - 10am Rd 2 - 12.30pm Rd 3 - 4pm

Saturday 14/04/01 Rd 4 - 9am Rd 5 - 2.30pm

Sunday 15/04/01 Rd 6 - 9am Rd 7 - 2.30pm

Total Prizes $1600 Grand Prix Class 2

Enquires to: Toowoomba Chess Club 97 Tourist Rd Toowoomba 4350 Ph (07) 46351255

Email: <kevenduncan@telstra.com>

Entry fees: Seniors: $46 Concession: $36 Cadets: $31 Non-CAQ (or other state) members: +$10


Latest Grand Prix Scores After Four Tournaments

Open

Wallace, John-Paul 24
Stead, Kerry 20
Duric, Stefan 16
Rej, Tomek 14
Bonham, Kevin 12

Under 2000

Stead, Kerry 38
Marshall, Brett 14
Bonham , Kevin 12
Bartlett , Stephen 9

Under 1600

Tan, Philip 19.5
Weltner, Michael 18.17
Norman, Brendon 12.5
Parsons, Colin 12.25
Dolezal, Arthur 12
Forace, Lee 10.5
Varela, Peter 10.5

Junior

Rej, Tomek 28
Shaw, Billy 12
Lip, Michael 10.5
Xie, George 10.5

Women

Lip, Catherine 16
Huddleston, Heather 12
Martin, Janice 12

Unrated

Mitchell, K 28
Dolezal, Arthur 12
Kershaw, Max 12
Whibley, Darren 10.5
Williams, Ben 10.5


BALLARAT BEGONIA OPEN - BAS VAN RIEL

He has done it again..! GM DARRYL JOHANSEN won the Ballarat Begonia long weekender for the 12th time. Very convincingly, he scored 6.5/7 allowing only a draw in the last round against joint runner-up IGOR BJELOBRK.

Although we were down on numbers (79) compared to last year, the top was very strong with 9 players above a 2000 rating including 3 (grand-) masters.

Again, the tournament proved very popular amongst the juniors.

In the third round proceedings were hotting up with a crushing win of Bjelobrk over Baron. The 4th round saw the match between defending champion, MIRKO RUJEVIC and Johansen, decided in favour of the latter, and a win by Bjelobrk over GUY WEST, who incidentally had a bad run. By round 5, most of the favourites had lost some (half) points with STEWART BOOTH in second spot. But he too was also rolled by Johansen in round 6, and a group including Bjelobrk, RUJEVIC, Booth, BARON, SANDLER, and ANDERSON were fighting for the runner-up prices. This was shared at the end by Bjelobrk, Rujevic (who won from Sandler in a tense battle), and Baron who beat Booth in a long, final game. CHRIS FENWICK had a good tournament and finished 5th on 5.5 points.

The B-group was won by local hero P. COOK (5), the C-group equally by D.SCHEPISI, A. GHOBRIAL and Z. LOJANICA (on 4) First prize of the D-group was equally split between the juniors D. LINDBERG and S. FERRIS.

1 JOHANSEN, Darryl 2528 6.5 36:W 21:W 13:W 3:W 6:W 11:W 2:D
2 BJELOBRK, Igor 1938 6 53:W 68:W 4:W 24:W 7:D 6:W 1:D
3 RUJEVIC, Mirko 2326 6 55:W 30:W 23:W 1:L 15:W 9:W 7:W
4 BARON, Michael 2263 6 42:W 18:W 2:L 31:W 49:W 21:W 11:W
5 FENWICK, Christopher 1950 5.5 47:W 28:W 6:L 36:D 41:W 37:W 16:W
6 CHAPMAN, Mark 2335 5 63:W 15:W 5:W 8:W 1:L 2:L 21:W
7 SANDLER, Leonid 2390 5 41:W 33:W 14:W 11:D 2:D 12:W 3:L
8 LOJANICA, Milenko 2017 5 56:W 10:W 29:W 6:L 21:L 30:W 27:W
9 DIZDAREVIC, Mehmedalija 1958 5 58:W 34:D 22:D 17:W 48:W 3:L 25:W
10 COOK, Patrick 1725 5 67:W 8:L 40:D 54:W 60:W 22:D 23:W
11 BOOTH, Stewart 2198 4.5 77:W 19:W 38:W 7:D 16:W 1:L 4:L
12 BEAUMONT, David 2032 4.5 27:W 29:L 42:W 25:W 23:W 7:L 20:D
13 ROZYCKI, Edyta 1992 4.5 48:W 25:W 1:L 19:D 22:D 49:W 15:D
14 STEAD, Kerry 1970 4.5 26:W 17:W 7:L 49:L 46:W 28:D 22:W
15 DRAGICEVIC, Domagoj 1833 4.5 79:W 6:L 26:W 47:W 3:L 48:W 13:D
16 ANDERSON, Alistair 1912 4.5 61:W 24:D 43:W 37:W 11:L 36:W 5:L
17 BOASMAN, Ian 1716 4.5 59:W 14:L 69:W 9:L 38:D 43:W 37:W
18 PARTSI, Dimitry 1817 4.5 75:W 4:L 47:L 53:W 55:W 26:D 36:W
19 McCART, Richard 1749 4.5 66:W 11:L 68:W 13:D 36:L 60:W 38:W
20 ALI, Mosaddeque 1888 4.5 68:L 50:L 52:W 57:W 62:W 47:W 12:D
21 CHOW, Sam 1893 4 60:W 1:L 27:W 51:W 8:W 4:L 6:L
22 LOJANICA, Zdravko 1450 4 32:W 37:D 9:D 29:W 13:D 10:D 14:L
23 WILLS, Adrian 1948 4 57:W 49:W 3:L 62:W 12:L 29:W 10:L
24 WEST, Guy 2415 4 45:W 16:D 62:W 2:L 28:D 25:L 49:W
25 SZUVEGES, Narelle 1758 4 72:W 13:L 61:W 12:L 39:W 24:W 9:L
26 GHOBRIAL, Adel 1618 4 14:L 67:W 15:L 69:W 31:W 18:D 35:D
27 SCHEPISI, David 1636 4 12:L 78:W 21:L 74:W 33:W 44:W 8:L
28 ZIVANOVIC, Rados 1708 4 76:W 5:L 70:D 40:W 24:D 14:D 32:D
29 SANTAVEC, Joe 1790 4 78:W 12:W 8:L 22:L 51:W 23:L 52:W
30 FLETCHER, Steven 1804 4 40:W 3:L 51:L 65:W 58:W 8:L 47:W
31 BERGMANIS, Olgerts 1767 4 52:D 32:D 53:W 4:L 26:L 51:W 50:W
32 YANG, Song 1826 4 22:L 31:D 60:L 73:W 40:W 50:W 28:D
33 VAN RIEL, Bas 1873 4 39:W 7:L 48:L 64:W 27:L 57:W 56:W
34 COOK, Geoff 1744 4 71:W 9:D 37:L 39:D 47:L 53:W 48:W
35 FLUDE, David 1761 4 69:L 64:W 50:D 60:L 54:W 63:W 26:D
36 SHARMAN, Scot 1679 3.5 1:L 65:W 45:W 5:D 19:W 16:L 18:L
37 CHNG, Adrian 1917 3.5 65:W 22:D 34:W 16:L 63:W 5:L 17:L
38 TSAGARAKIS, Angelo 1920 3.5 50:W 70:W 11:L 48:L 17:D 41:W 19:L
39 LINDBERG, Douglas 1459 3.5 33:L 55:D 56:W 34:D 25:L 58:D 63:W
40 FERRIS, Shaun 1436 3.5 30:L 77:W 10:D 28:L 32:L 72:W 62:W
41 MOLLARD, Max 1651 3.5 7:L 60:D 73:W 70:W 5:L 38:L 61:W
42 ZIVANOVIC, Andjelija 1639 3.5 4:L 75:W 12:L 61:D 56:D 68:W 44:D
43 SAHAR, Itshak 1775 3.5 54:D 69:W 16:L 50:L 66:W 17:L 65:W
44 FLITNEY, Adrian 1927 3.5 64:W 62:L 54:W 63:D 50:D 27:L 42:D
45 KABLE, John 1655 3.5 24:L 73:D 36:L 52:D 79:W 61:D 64:W
46 HEALEY, Leigh 1722 3.5 70:L 61:L 79:W 71:W 14:L 64:D 60:W
47 BOWEN, Leon 1588 3 5:L 59:W 18:W 15:L 34:W 20:L 30:L
48 DUNCAN, Jim 1630 3 13:L 72:W 33:W 38:W 9:L 15:L 34:L
49 GUTHRIE, Aaron 1709 3 74:W 23:L 71:W 14:W 4:L 13:L 24:L
50 VAN BEEK, Ralph 1522 3 38:L 20:W 35:D 43:W 44:D 32:L 31:L
51 BECKMAN, John 1577 3 0: 0:W 30:W 21:L 29:L 31:L 68:W
52 BROWN, Cyril 1333 3 31:D 54:L 20:L 45:D 77:W 55:W 29:L
53 CZUCZMAN, Ken 1576 3 2:L 76:W 31:L 18:L 59:W 34:L 70:W
54 FORACE, Lee 1342 3 43:D 52:W 44:L 10:L 35:L 79:W 58:D
55 POWER, Paul 1639 3 3:L 39:D 66:D 68:W 18:L 52:L 71:W
56 BEKKER, Gary 1631 3 8:L 66:D 39:L 67:W 42:D 70:W 33:L
57 ABBOTT, William 1581 3 23:L 74:L 78:W 20:L 69:W 33:L 66:W
58 BROCKMAN, Roland 1606 3 9:L 71:L 75:W 76:W 30:L 39:D 54:D
59 DOUR, Nicolas 1100 3 17:L 47:L 65:L 0:W 53:L 78:W 75:W
60 O'HIGGINS, Niall 1495 2.5 21:L 41:D 32:W 35:W 10:L 19:L 46:L
61 PEDERSEN, Rune 1500 2.5 16:L 46:W 25:L 42:D 70:D 45:D 41:L
62 WILLIAMS, Matt 1700 2.5 73:W 44:W 24:L 23:L 20:L 65:D 40:L
63 LINDBERG, Gordon 1648 2.5 6:L 79:W 74:W 44:D 37:L 35:L 39:L
64 OGDEN, Marcus 1576 2.5 44:L 35:L 72:W 33:L 71:W 46:D 45:L
65 LEROY, Andrew 1514 2.5 37:L 36:L 59:W 30:L 74:W 62:D 43:L
66 TRUONG, Lance 1307 2.5 19:L 56:D 55:D 77:D 43:L 75:W 57:L
67 BEKKER, Josh 1190 2.5 10:L 26:L 77:D 56:L 75:L 0:W 76:W
68 PRILLELTENSKY, Matan 1465 2 20:W 2:L 19:L 55:L 76:W 42:L 51:L
69 FINLAY, Colin 1325 2 35:W 43:L 17:L 26:L 57:L 74:L 79:W
70 JAGER, Jesse 1176 2 46:W 38:L 28:D 41:L 61:D 56:L 53:L
71 NAGAO, Daichi 1198 2 34:L 58:W 49:L 46:L 64:L 77:W 55:L
72 FRANGAKIS, John 1309 2 25:L 48:L 64:L 75:D 73:W 40:L 77:D
73 GANNON, Stan 1462 2 62:L 45:D 41:L 32:L 72:L 76:D 78:W
74 SMITH, Wendy 1076 2 49:L 57:W 63:L 27:L 65:L 69:W 0:
75 MACHET, Richard 1442 1.5 18:L 42:L 58:L 72:D 67:W 66:L 59:L
76 VAN DIJK, Marieke 883 1.5 28:L 53:L 0:W 58:L 68:L 73:D 67:L
77 DAVIS, Geoff 1637 1.5 11:L 40:L 67:D 66:D 52:L 71:L 72:D
78 BUCHALKA, Michael 1374 1 29:L 27:L 57:L 79:L 0:W 59:L 73:L
79 STEWART, Scott 1454 1 15:L 63:L 46:L 78:W 45:L 54:L 69:L


2001 TASMANIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - KEVIN BONHAM

The 2001 Tasmanian Championships attracted a good field of 20 players including six of the state's best. KEVIN BONHAM won the event for the first time, with defending 3-times champion PAVEL SAKOV, 1995 champion ALIJA PREMILOVAC and 1991 champion MARCEL ROTHLISBERGER all tied for second a point back. MILAN MIHELCIC and DAVID MIDDLETON won the ratings prizes.

6.5/8 Kevin Bonham (1875)
5.5 Alija Premilovac (1862), Pavel Sakov (1962), Marcel Rothlisberger (1855)
5 Peter Knight (1790), Arthur Dolezal (Unr), Milan Mihelcic (1643)
4.5 Nigel Frame (1826)
4 Mike Stubbs (1739), Cameron Harris (1738), Charles Chadwick (Unr), Ross George (1681), Lazar Divkovic (1656)
3.5 David Middleton (1074), Janice Martin (f)(1466)
3 Thelston Sturges (1366)
2.5 Graham Richards (1459), David Christian (1348), Leo Minol (1291)
0.5 Billy Shaw (j)(Unr)

DAVID FERRIS from the Hobart International Chess Club was responsible for the good turnout. Full Report: http://www.auschess.org.au/tasch01.htm


HERVEY BAY OPEN

1 SONTER, Matthew 1689 7/7
2 SOLOMON, Stephen 2418 6
3 SUMMERS, Paul 1769 5
4 WELLER, Tony 1793 5
5 JEMPSON, Ross 1551 5
6 DAVISON, Wayne 1521 5
7 CRAVEN, Mark 1737 5
8 ELKINGTON, Derek 1613 5
9 MACLEOD, Keith 1723 5
10 MYERS, John 1994 4
11 GOODWIN, Bob 1450 4
12 HANCOCKS, Tony 1347 4
13 KIRBY, Darryl 1273 4
14 HORWOOD, Melba 1547 4
15 MEHLTRETER, Otto 1836 4

Full results at http://www.caq.org.au/htm/hbostd.htm

50 players


THE 2001 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND CHESS CHALLENGE - DAVID COWLAND-COOPER

A Category 3 2001 Grand Prix event. Presented by the Queensland University Games Society in conjunction with the Australian Chess Federation and the Chess Association of Queensland. Supported by the UQ Union.

The revival of chess on campus at The University of Queensland is getting a kick start with the inaugural UQ Chess Challenge in April. Here are the details.

When: Saturday April 21 & Sunday April 22
Venue: The Holt Room, Union Building, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Total Prize Money: $2670
Prize List:

Open $500 $400 $300 $200 $100

U/2000 $200 $100 $75

U/1600 $200 $100 $75

Junior $100 $50 $30

Women $60 $40 $20

Unrated $60 $40 $20

Entry Fees: Standard - $70, Concession - $50, Junior - $40.



Entries received by Thursday 12th April 2001 will receive a discount on entry fees of $10. Members of the Queensland University Games Society will receive a further $5 discount. Otherwise, entries will be accepted up to 9:10am on Saturday 21st April 2001.

Format: Seven rounds, 60 minutes each way for all moves

Round Times:

Saturday: 9.30am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm, 5.00pm

Sunday: 9.30am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm

Presentations will be made at 5pm after the final round.

Enquiries:

By phone - DAVID COWLAND-COOPER 0414 498556

By e-mail - <uqchess@hotmail.com>

Light meals and coffee are available on campus. Accommodation is available on campus and in nearby Toowong and Brisbane City.


CHESS IN EGYPT - HASSAN KALED

The Egyptian players who participated in the Australian Open at Canberra in January are offering strong Australian players the opportunity to visit Egypt for a couple of their big events.

4th Tanta Open 18-28 April, 2001

The tournament should be played in Tanta City about 90 km from Cairo-Egypt. It is Open for GM-IM-invited players then high ratings till it reaches 40 players.

Swiss System - 9 Rounds - 40 Players (5 GMs - 20 IMs) - 20 EGY players -

Time control 7 hours - Fischer system.

Arrival 17 April 2001 -1st round 18 April- last Round 27 April Closing Ceremony and departure 28 April. Play start at 4.pm daily.

Full Accommodation and 3 meals in 3 star Hotel - single Room for Invited GMs and double room for invited IMs

Free transportation inside Egypt, including from and to Airport; Free Tourist tours; Free entry fee for invited players

1st Prize US$750, 2nd $650, 3rd $600, 4th $550, 5th $500, 6th $450, 7th $400, 8th $350, 9th $300, 10th $250. We need only one player from each country

Our email is <ecf@idsc.net.eg< and <haskh@yahoo.com>

Hassan Khaled General Director Egyptian Chess Federation

My phone is +20-2-3378987 and Mobile:+20-10-5003063; Blitzin handle:haskd

Tournament Director: Refaat Raslan : Mobile :+20-12-3473891

Egyptian Chess Federation : Phone and Fax : +20-2-2604285

We will organize also 5th Golden Cleopatra Open with the same conditions from 2-12 May 2001. In Cairo Eastern Company Sports Club, about 5 kms from Pyramids but 10 Rounds without rest Day , 1st Round 2 May, last Round 11 May, Closing Ceremony 12 May.



And its prizes are : 1st US$1,000, then 2nd $800, 3rd $700, 4th $600, 5th $500, 6th $400, 7th $300, 8th $200, 9th $150, 10th 150.

So please who wants to participate in both or any of the two tournaments, contact me for any more details.


Best regards

Graeme Gardiner

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