ACF Bulletin

#248, January 14, 2004
In this issue: Lane wins Australian Championship | ACF Conference, Council decisions | Australian Junior, Schools starting | Tournaments | Grand Prix

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Lane wins Australian Championships: image IM Gary Lane beat Justin Tan in round 11 to win the Aussie Championship. He was half a point ahead of GM Ian Rogers, who beat IM David Smerdon in the last round. In a surprise result, GM Daryl Johansen was beaten by IM Mark Chapman. Earlier, Lane beat Canfell with black in round 10 to retain a slender lead going into the final round. Also in round 10, Ro0gers beat fellow GM Johansen and Justin Tan upset Eddy Levy. In round 9, Lane beat Zhao to maintain his lead. In round 8, Rogers beat the then leader, Solomon, and Lane regained top spot by beating Johansen. In round 7, Stephen Solomon beat Eddy Levi while his rivals mostly drew, leaving him with the sole lead in the the Lidums Adelaide University Australian Championships now being played in Adelaide. Round 6 was a day of big upsets with Solomon beating the leader Lane and Rogers losing to Chapman. Gary Lane had been leading with 4.5/5 after beating Levi in round 5. Trevor Tao fought back from a piece down to hold Lane to a draw in round 4. Earlier, Lane took the lead by beating Rogers. In round 1, Rogers comfortably beat strong NSW junior Ronald Yu, but Johansen and Smerdon only drew their games.

Championship final scores, 11 rounds:
9.0 Lane
8.5 Rogers
8.0 Chapman
7.5 Tao
7.0 Solomon, Bjelobrk
6.5 Levi
6.0 Zhao, Yu, Tan, Charles
5.5 Johansen, Smerdon, Depasquale, Canfell, Boyd, Rej, Xie, Jones
5.0 Reilly, Booth, Jovanovic
4.5 Blazkova, Hacche, Wright
4.0 Barber, Thaw
3.0 Eriksson
2.5 Haasse
1.5 Szuveges

Reserves final scores, 11 rounds:
9.0 Cowley
8.5 Sonter
8.0 Lip, Dizdarevic, Flitney
7.5 Guthrie, Hare, Pyke, Harp
7.0 Malik, Safarian, Dragicevic, Yachou
6.5 Peters, McColl, Silas, Pengelley, Oks, Fry, Lindberg, Hoholis, Obst, Cooke
6.0 Stead, Krstic, Holt, Frost, Lindberg, Ly, Clark
5.5 Tsagarakis, Tulevski, Murray, Stevens, Antoniazzi, Juszczynski, Bristina, Shaw, Alkin, Stokes, Eckermann
5.0 Rigo, Davis, Djelaj, Mendes da Costa, Stewart, Brockman, Ghobrial, Davidson, Short, Peake
4.5 Hunter, Dickson, Lutley, Lindberg, Campbell
4.0 Kordahi, Pleskot, Escribano, Thorne
3.5 Donnelly, Forace, Beckman, Arocha, Turcaj, Stewart
3.0 Kramer, McKechnie
2.5 Schilter
0.0 Corti, Stokie

Seniors final scores, 10 rounds:
9.5 Zaric
8.0 Viner
5.0 Lilly
3.5 Korbe
2.5 Gibbs
1.5 Pascoe

Australian Blitz Championship leading final scores:
11.0 Justin Tan
10.0 David Smerdon
9.5 Giang Nguyen & Igor Bjelobrk
1st U/1900 Domagoj Dragicevic
1st U/1700 Moultun Ly

Australian Rapid Championship leading final scores:
IM Stephen Solomon and George Xie 6/7
U/1700: James Obst; Moulthun Ly 4.5/7
U/1500: Scott Colliver and John Beckman (3.5/7)


The Official Site has regular more information, PGN files, full results and many pictures .
View games: Round 1 |
Round 2 |
Round 3 |
Round 4 |
Round 5 |
Round 6 |
Round 7 |
Round 8 |
Round 9 |
Round 10 |
Round 11 |
Some annotated games |
Ian Rogers annotates his loss to Lane

Some highlights from the championship event:





Solomon launched a frenzied attack (above), but Bjelobrk defended calmly to collect the point (below).




Tao developed a deadly attack against Canfell:




Canfell won with a nice sacrificial attack:



Canfell-Eriksson: 22.Rxh7+ Kxh7 23.Qh5+ Kg8 24.Qg6+ Kh8 25.Qxf6+ Kg8 26.Qg6+ Kh8 27. Bxf7 Qxf7 28.Qxf7 Rde8 29.Nh4 1-0




Rogers (white) underestimated Lane's attack in one of the critical games of the championship




Solomon forced a draw against Zong-Yuan Zhao with 44.Rxh5!! Rxh5 stalemate!



Tomek Rej struck while the iron was hot against George Xie with 18...fxe5!!, (presumably intending axb4 Rxf3!!). The game continued 19.Nxe5 Ba5 20.Nxc6 bxc6 21.Nd3 Qh4 22.Ne5 Rf5 23.Nxc6 Rg5 24.Ne5 Qxd4 25.Nf3 Rxg2+ 26.Kh1 Qe4 27.Nd2 Rxh2+ 28.Kxh2 Bxd2 29.f3 Qh4+ 30.Kg2 Qg5+ 31.Kf2 Re8 32.Rh1 Qe3+ 33.Kg2 Re5 0-1





Rogers-Tao: After e6! intending Ne5! it was all over



Chapman-Rogers: 14.Bg5!! Ncd5 15.Bxd5 exd5 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.Nd7 Qf4 18.Nxf8 Kxf8




Lane-Solomon: 41...Nxc6! 42.Nxc6 f3 43.Nd4 f2 44.Ne2 Kf3 45.Ng3 Kg2 46.Kb6 h5 0-1






Solomon-Levy: 19.dxe6!! Nxg4+ 20.fxg4! Qxh1 21.exf7+ Kd7 22.Nf3 Be7 23.Bg5 Qxa1 24.Qxe7+ Kc6 25.Ne5+ Kb6 26.c5+ 1-0




Reilly-Thaw: black can hardly move: 1-0




Levi-Tan: 56...Rh1+!! 57.Kg3 Rxh6 0-1

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ACF Conference and Council Decisions: The annual conference and council meeting were held in Adelaide last week and a number of decisions were made.

  • Gary Wastell was appointed Deputy President;
  • Kerry Stead and Paul Broekhuyse have been appointed to the two new positions of vice-president;
  • The position of Immediate Past President was created;
  • Email Voting by Council Members was enshrined in the ACF Constitution - thus the Council will assume more responsibility for decisions between Council Meetings which before were the sole province of the President.
  • A line item in the budget was created and money allocated to a lobbyist function, but before monies are spent the ACF Council will need to develop Performance Criteria etc.
  • Ralph Jackson will occupy a position of Special Projects Officer and will continue the task of attracting the Olympiad to Australia.
  • Chess Victoria was awarded the next Open, Juniors and School Finals to be held at Mt Buller - the offer with sponsorship guaranteed was far too good to pass up.
  • ACF Council will insist on all bids for the major ACF Events to be presented at least 18 months in advance and to be presented in the appropriate format as indicated by ACF By-laws.
  • The next Council Meeting will be held in Canberra one day after or before the Cup. This will include an all day Workshop for Council Members to elicit and develop ideas and will then be followed by the formal Council Meeting.
  • Info from ACF President George Howard.

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Australian Junior Championships 2004:
This exciting event begins at Hale School in Perth today. The top rated entrants in the 63-player event are Sam Chow, Vic 2130
Denis Bourmistrov, Vic 2030
Ilia Zvedeniouk, NSW 1922
Michael Wei, ACT 1870
Dusan Stojic, Vic 1863
Gareth Oliver, ACT 1844
Vincent Suttor, NSW 1828
Ken Xie, NSW 1802
Raymond Song, NSW 1790
Phachara Wongwitchit, Qld 1773

Full details on the official website: http://www.nscom.net.au/2004ajcc/

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Australian Schools Teams Championship:
Held on the 12th and 13th January at Hale School, Hale Rd. Wembley Downs, Perth, Western Australia. Teams Each team comprised four players from one school plus reserves. The chief arbiter was Norbert Muller.



Secondary open
1. Applecross SHS ((WA) 1.5
2. Brisbane Grammar (Qld) 9.5
3. Radford College (ACT) 9.5
4. St. Peters College (SA) 12.5
5. Sydney Grammar (NSW) 13.5
6. University High School (Vic) 13.5

Secondary girls
1. Abbotsleigh Anglican (NSW) 10
2. Penrhos College (WA) 1
3. Presbyterian College (Qld) 9
4. St. Stephens College (SA) 13
5. Walford Anglican (SA) 7

Primary open
1. Chatswood (NSW) 14
2 Worongary State (Qld) 10 (on countback - board 1 winner)
3. Essex Heights (Vic) 10
4. Kaleen (ACT) 4.5
5. Midland Christian (WA) 1.5

Primary girls
1. Churchlands (WA) 7.5
2. Essex Heights (Vic) 8
3. Somerset College (Qld) 13.5
4. St. Michaels Lutheran (SA) 2.5
5. St. Monica (ACT) 14.5
6. Summer Hill (NSW) 14

Official site: http://www.nscom.net.au/2004ajcc/

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Upcoming tournaments
Tournaments in NSW for 2004  -  Taree Chess Club. We regret to advise 
that due to lack of suitable venue, all Taree Open  events have been 
cancelled for the Year 2004. 12-13 June Grand Prix  will be played in 
Laurieton as 'Mid North Coast June Open' Grand Prix  same date. 
14-15 February 'Summer Open' cancelled, and 13-14 November  
'Spring Open' cancelled. Also 'One Day Chess' is cancelled. 
Endel Lane - Tournament Director.

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Henry Greenfield 2004
Monday February 2nd - Monday March 29th
Venue: The Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026 
The Hakoah Chess Club cordially invites all members and 
friends to compete  in the Henry Greenfield Cup-2004. 
This 9 round Swiss event will be held at the  Hakoah Club on 
consecutive Monday evenings, commencing at 7.30 p.m.  
Monday February 2nd  2004. Entries close at 7.15 p.m.  
$  Prizes:  $ Open 1st    $350.00  2nd   $220.00 3rd  $80.00   
Under 1700 1st    $200.00 2nd     $120.00 3rd    $80.00  
Those prizes as well as any others rely upon of minimum of 
50 entries.   
Time Limit: 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to 
finish the game.   
Entries $30 Hakoah Chess Club Members     
(Hakoah Chess Club Membership is $30 for a year)  
$40 Non-Members. $20 Juniors (U/18)
Enquiries:  Vladimir Feldman - DOP : 
vfeldman@bigpond.net.au - 0414798503
or visit Hakoah Chess Club web page: 
http://hakoahchessclub.freeservers.com   
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Drouin Open Chess Championship
ACF Grand Prix Category 1 Tournament
Saturday/Sunday, 21st & 22nd February
Old Council Chambers
Young St, Drouin

Drouin is a small town 100km East of Melbourne. If you are coming by car 
drive up the M1 freeway all the way from Melbourne, until you see the Drouin 
turnoff. You will pass through Packenham, and Drouin is another 20mins drive 
after Packenham. If you are coming by train, go to platform 10 at Flinders St 
and catch the V-Line which runs through Warragul to Traralgon. Drouin is the 
first stop before Warragul. The station is in the heart of the town, and just a 
few minutes walk from the venue.  For detailed map please go to 
www.possumpages.com.au/drouinchess

7 Round Swiss 
Round Times:    Saturday 10am, 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm
Sunday 10am, 1pm, 4pm
You may elect to receive a half-point bye in any round.

60 minutes + 10 seconds per move

Entry fees:   free Entry for GMís & IMís
$40 Full $35 Concession 
$20 Juniors (under 18)
Payment accepted by cash, cheque or credit card. 
Phone 9576-8177 to enter over the phone. 
Late entry after 14th Feb will incur $10 late-fee.

Enter online:  www.possumpages.com.au/drouinchess

Prizes: 1st        $500
2nd       $300
3rd        $200
Plus Ratings Prizes and Junior Prizes 
depending on entries

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2004 Australia Day Weekender
The NSW Chess Association Inc. invites your participation in this
Category 3 Grand Prix event.
The tournament features $3,300 in prizes, plus the chance to hit the lead
in the 2004 Grand Prix!
Where: North Sydney Leagues Club
When: Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th January
Director: Jason Lyons [International Arbiter]
Time Control: FIDE time control 90 minutes + 
30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees:
Adult: $70.00 Junior [u/18]: $40.00
entries due Friday January 23rd. Register by phone, email or mail and
pay on the day. Late entries will be accepted on the day.
Schedule: Saturday: 9am Registration; 9:30 Round 1; 2:00 round 2; 6:30 round 3
Sunday: 9:30 Round 4; 2:00 round 5; 6:30 round 6
Prizes:
(based on 75
players)
Open 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200
U2000,
U1800 1st $250 2nd $175 3rd $100
U1600,
U1400 1st $250 2nd $175 3rd $100
The tournament will be FIDE rated
Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
A $10 late fee will be charged to all entries received on Saturday 24th January 2004, 
and an additional $10
for entries received after the scheduled start of round 1.
All NSW resident players must be members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL
For further information contact Ralph Seberry by telephone [0403 991 730], email
ralphseberry@optushome.com.au, or visit the NSWCA website: http://www.nswca.org.au/
2004 Australia Day Weekender
Print out and complete this entry form.
Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc.
[or email to ralphseberry@optushome.com.au]
Post to:
NSW Chess Association
G.P.O BOX 2418
SYDNEY 2001
ENTRIES DUE BY FRIDAY JANUARY 23

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City of Sydney Championships 2004
The NSW Chess Association Inc. invites entries for the
City of Sydney Championships 2004
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)
When: Registration Closes 23rd Feb, 
late applications accepted until 10:30am 29th Feb
From 29th Feb to 28th March (Sundays) 9 rounds - 2 rounds a day
Starting Times: Morning Rd 11.00am -Afternoon Rd 4.00pm
Presentation then City of Sydney Lightning 4.00pm, 28th March
Time Control: FIDE time control 90 minutes + 
30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult $80, Under 18 $50, Under 14 $30.
$10 Late fee for Registration after 22nd Feb
(Mail, phone or email and pay on the 29th Feb)
Prizes
(based on 75 entries)
Open: 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200
U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, Junior: 1st $250 2nd $150 3rd $100
The tournament will be FIDE rated
Players are eligible for only 1 prize. 
Juniors are not eligible for ratings prizes.
A $10 late fee applies for entries received after Sunday February 22nd
All NSW resident players must be members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL
For further information contact Ralph Seberry by telephone [0403 991 730],
email ralphseberry@optushome.com.au, 
or visit the NSWCA website: http://www.nswca.org.au/
City of Sydney Championships 2004
Print out and complete this entry form.
Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc.
[or email to ralphseberry@optushome.com.au]
Post to:
NSW Chess Association
G.P.O BOX 2418
SYDNEY 2001
ENTRIES DUE FEBRUARY 23

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Asian Boys and Girls Under-18 Championships 2004 
The Qatar Chess Association cordially invites all affiliated Asian Chess Federations 
in FIDE Asian Zones 3.1a, 3.1b, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 to participate in the Asian Junior Boys 
& Girls (Under-18 years) Chess championships to be held in Doha, Qatar from 
20th January (arrival) to 30th January 2004 (departure). Download the invitation letter at 
http://www.fide.com/asia/asianu18.doc
More details contact Kerry Stead mailto:kerrys@ihug.com.au

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Dear chessfriends, 

Let us inform you about the possibility still to register without additional charge for 
3rd international chess tournament OPEN PRAHA 2004 which will be held on 
16.-23.1. 2004. To date 15.12. 2003 more than 110 players from 16 countries have 
registered. Among others GM Hasangatin (RUS), GM Vokac (CZE), GM Meduna (CZE) 
and GM Plachetka (SVK). The tournament is open for all applicants. 

Furthermore it is possible to register for OPEN MARIANSKE LAZNE 2004 
(24.-31.1. 2004) or IM round-robin tournament MARIANSKE LAZNE 2004 
with possibility to fulfill IM norms (24.1.-1.2.2004).

More detailed information should be found at the address: http://www.czechtour.net . 
With best regards
Jan Mazuch

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN & CZECH TOUR - j.mazuch@avekont.cz
CZECH OPEN - International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games - http://www.czechopen.net
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Tournaments Series - http://www.czechtour.net
International Chess Calendar - http://www.avekont.cz/calendar/ 
Sachovy kalendar turnaju v CR a SR - http://www.avekont.cz/kalendar/

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Tournament: Howick & Pakuranga Times Auckland International Open 
Venue: Pakuranga Country Club, Oak Room 
Dates: January 19 - 23 2004 
Format: 9 Round Swiss / Fischer Time Control 
Arbiter: IA Bob Gibbons 
Prize Fund: 1st $1,000; 2nd $600; 3rd $400; 4th $200; Best Junior $200 
Webcast: The top board is being broadcast LIVE on this website. 
Download: Games in PGN Format. 
2003 Event: Click here for full details of the 2003 Auckland International Open. 
http://www.auschess.org.au/oceania/auckland/2003/

Please note that Emirates Airlines is still offering cheap flights, for around 
A$500 return, to fly to Auckland around the time of the tournament.

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Chess World Grand Prix
Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
cordover@chessworld.com.au
0411 877 833

Australia Day Weekender (Sydney)
Category 3
$3,300 in prizes
North Sydney Leagues Club
Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th January
90 minutes + 30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult: $70.00 Junior [u/18]: $40.00
entries due Friday January 23rd. Register by phone, email or mail and
pay on the day. Late entries will be accepted on the day.
Schedule: Saturday: 9am Registration; 9:30 Round 1; 2:00 round 2; 6:30 round 3
Sunday: 9:30 Round 4; 2:00 round 5; 6:30 round 6

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