ACF Bulletin No. 119 - 3 June 2001

IN THIS ISSUE

2001 Australian Universities Teams Championship, ACF services, Chinese chess
camp, Asian Continental Championship/World Championship qualifier, Grand
Prix, NSWCA Queens Birthday weekender, 2001 Victorian Open, Correspondence.
 


2001 AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP

I appeal to everyone involved in Australian chess to help Allan Richards
publicise this important new event to all universities.

This years competition is going to be run under the Australian University
Games as part of their cultural program. As well as being part of a great
event, this will increase the festive spirit of the tournament, with many
social events to attend and people to get to know:

The Festival:

An Australian University Games Cultural and Arts Festival will be held for
the first time in conjunction with the 2001 Australian University Games.
This event is a joint initiative by the Australian University Games and the
University of Sydney Union to integrate existing university cultural activities, currently
being held in isolation, into the University Games program. The event will
showcase Australia's premier artistic talent in a weeklong program of
musical, intellectual, artistic and cultural events. The cultural program is
expected to attract an additional 1500 students and the wider community into
Sydney on top of the 6500 university athletes in Sydney to participate in
the Games. The festival will be held predominantly on-campus at The
University of Sydney.

The week-long activities will be integrated into the Games Program to
maximise attendances to the festival. While the cultural program is a trial
in 2001, the anticipated success of the event is expected to ensure that it
becomes a significant part of the Australian University Games Program in
future years. The 2001 Australian University Games Cultural and Arts
Festival aims to compliment the Games by presenting a spectacular national
forum for students, tertiary & secondary, across Australia to participate
and perform in.

Details:

This is a teams event and will consist of four players a side. There can be
as many Undergraduates as a team wants, with one member of staff and one
Postgraduate also allowed. Universities can send as many teams as they like.

Dates: 24th ­ 27th September.
Format: 2 rounds a day on the 24th ­ 26th and one round on the 27th.
Venue: The University of Sydney.
Time Controls: 60 minutes a side plus 30 seconds per move.
Entry Fee: $25 per player.
Prizes: To be confirmed.

Any enquiries or comments should be directed to:
Allan Richards
Mobile: 0407 713 684
Email: inter_uni_comp@hotmail.com

Entry Form:

University:_____________________________________
 
Team Name:____________________________________

Team Members*:

Captain:
 
Name:____________________________  ACF rating:___________Board:________
 
Position at University:___________________ Staff/Student number:_____________
 
Contact Details: Address:________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________Phone Number:___________________

Player 2:
 
Name:____________________________  ACF rating:___________Board:________
 
Position at University:___________________ Staff/Student number:_____________
 
Contact Details: Address:________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________Phone Number:___________________

Player 3:
 
Name:____________________________  ACF rating:___________Board:________
 
Position at University:___________________ Staff/Student number:_____________
 
Contact Details: Address:________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________Phone Number:___________________

Player 4:
 
Name:____________________________  ACF rating:___________Board:________
 
Position at University:___________________ Staff/Student number:_____________
 
Contact Details: Address:________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________Phone Number:___________________

*Please make the first named player be the captain.

Please make cheques payable to: Australian Universities Games.
Entry fee ($25 per player) must be included with the entry.

Please send all entries to:
Allan Richards
2/28 Ashmore St.
Erskinville, Sydney,
NSW 2043.
 


ACF SERVICES

Swiss Perfect: It now appears that Swiss Perfect is being used very widely
right around Australia. This is certainly helping the ratings officers with
their duties and I believe will have many other benefits in due course. The
NSW President, Robert Keast, has a laptop computer with Swiss Perfect
already loaded available for borrowing by Sydney tournament organisers. As
Swiss Perfect will operate perfectly well on fairly old computers, several
people are purchasing second hand laptops for as little as $200-$400 mainly
for the efficient running of tournaments using Swiss Perfect. The ACF is
still offering free Swiss Perfect licences to all clubs and states in
Australia. Contact Graeme Gardiner graemeg@bigpond.net.au

Insurance: All clubs and states are invited to take advantage of extremely
cheap rates for Public Liability insurance which have been negotiated by the
ACF. Contact Graeme Gardiner graemeg@bigpond.net.au

Webpages: All clubs and states can save a good deal of money by using the
ACF's server and hanging their pages off the ACF site. This is a free
service. Contact Paul Broekhuyse broekhuysep@hotmail.com

Investment of funds: The ACF is trying to coordinate the investment of funds
at favourable rates by combining funds from clubs and states. If a total of
(say) $50,000 or $100,000 can be invested, then all participants will be
able to earn a higher rate of interest. If your club or state may have
surplus funds available for investment in a term deposit or cash management
account or similar, please let me know Graeme Gardiner graemeg@bigpond.net.au
 


"DAWENHAO CUP" JUVENILE CHESS SUMMER CAMP INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT BEIJING
CHINA 2001

This was mentioned in last week's bulletin. Neil Anderson, father of Daniel,
a promising Queensland junior, is asking for anyone else interested in
participating to contact him at neil.anderson@env.qld.gov.au.  He is
interested in organising a trip. The basic details are as follows:

Venue: Jia #1 Hotel, BaDaChu West Beijing.

Dates: 20-25 July 2001.

Organizer: China Chess Association.

Undertaked by Beijing DaWenHao international video media consulting firm.

Participators: China; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Switzerland; UK; USA; Spain;
Canada; Russia; Australia.

The game will be seperated into 3 levels by age: younger then 10 years old;
10-14 years old; 15-18 years old.
 


WORLD CHESS QUALIFYING CHAMPIONSHIP INCORPORATING 3RD ASIAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS
CHAMPIONSHIP

Would players interested in being selected as Australia's representative to
receive free accommodation/food etc please let me know by Friday 15 June
latest. The first 10 placegetters qualify for the World Championship finals
to be held later in the year.

Kolkotta (Calcutta), West Bengal, India 9 to 18 August 2001 (Arrival 8
August)

The Championship will be played at Gorky Sadan,  3, Gorky Terrace, Kolkotta
(Calcutta) - 700 017, West Bengal, India. Tel + Fax : (91) 33 - 2479559.

Entry Fee: 200 Swiss Francs

Accommodation: Twin: Sharing + Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: US$60 per day.
Single: Room with Meals : US$100 per day.

Playing Schedule: 13 rounds. Rounds 1-8 will be held on 9-13 August. Rest
Day 14 August. Rounds 9-13 will be held on 15-18 August. Time: 40 moves in
75 minutes, 15 minutes for the remainder of the game with an increment of 30
seconds per move from move 1 (In the absence of Digital Game Timers, the
time control to be used will be 40 moves in 1 hours and 30 minutes for the
remainder of the game)

Title: The winner is awarded the title of Asian Champion. 1st place Gold
Medal, 2nd place Silver Medal, 3rd place Bronze Medal.

Prizes: Total US$64,000. 1st $12,000, 2nd $10,000, 3rd $8,000, 4th $6,000,
5th $5,000, 6th $4,000, 7th $3,000, 8th, 9th and 10th $2,000 each, 11th to
20th $1,000 each.

The Organising Secretary: Mr. SOUMEN MAJUMDAR Treasurer, AICF Gorky Sadan, 3
Gorky Terrace, Kolkotta - 700 017, West Bengal, India. Tel + Fax : (91) 33 -
2479559

P.T. UMMER KOYA Hon. Secretary, All India Chess Federation, Nallalam [P.O],
Calicut - 673 027, India.Tel : (91) 495 - 402252, 402685. Fax : 402131
E-mail : chessind@md3.vsnl.net.in
 


2001 GRAND PRIX

The Grand Prix Supervisor is Norm Braybrooke chessnut@windsor.net.au
http://crcchess.topcities.com/GP2001.htm

Please note that the Adelaide University Open on 7/8 July is a category 2
event.

The next events in the calendar are the three Queen's Birthday weekenders in
Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart. Just a reminder that we welcome more details of
Grand Prix events for publication in this bulletin.

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 4562
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

13-15 Apl  Darling Downs Open QLD Cat 2 Keven Duncan
kevenduncan@telstra.com

13-16 Apl  Sydney Easter Cup NSW Cat 1 Peter Hanna  <rational@mpx.com.au>

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  (Note: postponed to a later date to be advised)

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 NSW Cat 1  Robert Keast 02
9649 8614 rkeast@comtech.com.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
graemeg@bigpond.net.au

30Jun/1Jul   Suncoast Weekender QLD Cat 3 Robert Hochstadt 07 5447 5056
robhoch@one.net.au

7/8 July   Adelaide University Open SA Cat 2 Robin Wedding 08 8303 3029
chess@smug.adelaide.edu.au

14/15 July  Coal City Open NSW Cat ? George Lithgow
george.lithgow@bigpond.com

14/15 July  Fairfield RSL Winter Cup NSW Cat 2 Elpidio Bautista 02 9723 5537
bautista@smartchat.net.au ejbautista@gogo.net.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
graemeg@bigpond.net.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
pennefather@iprimus.com

3/4 Nov  Laurieton Open NSW Cat 1 Endel Lane 02 6559 9060
endel@fasternet.com.au

3-5 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

15/16 Dec  Fairfield RSL Pre Christmas Cup NSW Cat 2 Elpidio Bautista 02
9723 5537 bautista@smartchat.net.au

NSW 15, Qld 9, Tas 4, SA 4, ACT 3, Vic 2, WA 1.
 


NSWCA QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER

Cat 1 GP event

Venue:  Ashfield Catholic and Community Club 7 Charlotte St, Ashfield (1
minute from Ashfield Railway Station).
 
Seven rounds Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th & Monday 11th June 2001 Starting Time
10.00 am.

Rate of play 90 minutes per player per game. Entry Fee Adult $50, Juniors
$40 (U14 $25).

All entries must be on official entry form (or copy). G.P.O BOX 2418 SYDNEY
104. Entries accepted on the day before 10:00am.
All NSW resident players must be members of NSWCA or NSWJCL.

Round Times Rd 1 Saturday 10:00am Rd 2 Saturday 2:00pm Rd 3 Sunday 10:00am
Rd 4 Sunday 2:00pm Rd 5 Sunday 5:30pm Rd 6 Monday 10:00am Rd 7 Monday 2:00pm
Presentation Monday 6:00pm. Prizes will be announced on the day and are
dependant on the number of players. Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc.

NSWCA Website http//www.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/

Enquiries: Robert Keast 0417 497258.
 


2001 VICTORIAN OPEN 9-11 JUNE

This is not a Grand Prix event.

Dandenong Chess Club Inc. on behalf of the Victorian Chess Association Inc.
and with the assistance of City of Greater Dandenong proudly presents the
2001 Victorian Open Championship.

Prize Pool: 1st $700  2nd $450*  3rd $200* 5 Rating Prizes of  $100* Top
Junior $125* : Top Lady $75*
*players will be eligible to receive only one of the above prizes, which
are subject to a minimum of 50 players.

A computer supplied by Independent Computers of Australia will be competing.
Prizes to a limit of $300 will be paid to players who defeat or draw with
the computer. A condition of entry into the tournament is that competitors
agree to play the computer if so paired. We thank Independent Computers of
Australia for their participation and support.

Time Control: 40 moves in 75 then all in 15 minutes +30 sec per move from
move one.

Venue: Senior Citizens Centre, Latham Cres. Dandenong mel ref. 90C2 Entry
Fees: $45, Concession & Juniors $35.

Entries: will be received till 2pm prior to the first round or sent by mail
to reach the DCC Treasurer, 8 Pickford St. East Burwood, no later than last
mail Wednesday 6th June Cheques to be made out to Dandenong Chess Club Inc.
*Free Entry To G'M's, I'M's, WGM's and WIM's.

Arbiter: FIDE International Arbiter Dr John Frew.

All enquiries Paul Huver 03 9791-6184 phuver@chessnet.com.au or Don
Maciulaitis 03 9791-3541 donmac@chessnet.com.au.
 


CORRESPONDENCE

THOMAS LECKNER

Dear chess-friends,

The chess-club of Tegernsee is organizing a great open international
tournament this year, again:

5th Open International Bavarian Masters Bad Wiessee, 2001-10-27 to
2001-11-04
Prize-funds  : DM 42.000,-- (49 prizes)
Main-sponsor : Kreissparkasse Miesbach-Tegernsee

Details and online-inscription under URL:
http://www.schach-am-tegernsee.de/oib2001

Best regards
Thomas Leckner

ABDUL KARIM

Respected Graeme Gardiner,

Hope this will find you in good health.

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something about our chess site
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Hoping to hear you soon
Best Regards

Abdul Karim
 

 
Very best wishes
 
Graeme Gardiner
 
President, Australian Chess Federation
Phone/fax  07 5530 5794
Email: graemeg@bigpond.net.au  http://www.auschess.org.au
 
Chess - the clever sport!
 
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