Reply-To: "Graeme Gardiner" <>

ACF Bulletin No. 15 - 2 May 1999

I've heard from Craig Rose in Namagan, Uzbekistan.
Apparently the food, accommodation and currency exchange are excellent. 18
boys and 12 girls are competing. They are receiving VIP treatment. They
have their own private sponsor with a car and driver at their disposal.
Their photo has been in the newspaper and they've been interviewed for TV.
They have have been making a video to take home. The opening ceremony was
magnificent and security has been very high.
After 3 rounds Allinta is on 2.5/3 and Rhys 1/3. Allinta drew with the girl
from Vietnam on board one in round 3. Here are a couple of their games.
White: Ahsherbaev, N KAZ      0
Black: Rakauskas, Rhys AUS     1
1. d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cb a6 Ba6 6.Nc3 d6 7.g3 Nbd7 8.Bg2 g6
9.Nf3 Bg7 10.O-O O-O 11.Re1 Ra7 12.e4 Ng4 13.Bf1 c4 14.Bf4 Qb6 15.Qc2 Nge5
16.Nd2 Rb7 17.Na4 Qa5 18.Rb1 Rb4 19.Nc3 Rfb8 20.b3 cb 21.ab Bf1 22.Rf1 Nc5
23.Na2 Nf3 24.Nf3 Rb3 25.Kg2 Rb2 26.Rb2 Rb2 27.Qc4 Ra2 28.Rb1 Qa7 29.Qb5
Rf2 30.Kf2 Ne4 31.Kg2 Qf2 32.Kh3 Qf3 33.Rf1 Nf2 34.Rf2 Qf2 35.Qe8 Bf8
36.Bh6 Qf5 37.Kg2 Qd5 38.Kf1 Qh1
White: ERGASHEEVA, Sarvinos UZB    0
Black: ROSE, Allinta AUS    1
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Be6 5.d3 Qd7 6.Rb1 Rb8 7.b4 g6 8.b5 Ne7
9.Bc3 d5 Nd5 11.Qc1 Bb4 12.Bd2 Nc3 13.Bc3 Bc3 14.Qc3 f6 15.Rc1 Qb5
16.a3 c6 17.Nf3 Ne7 18.O-O Nd5 19.Qc2 Qb6 20.Nd2 Kf7 21.Nc4 Qc7 22.Nb2 Qa5
23.Nc4 Qc7 24.Nb2 Rhc8 25.Rfd1 c5 26.e3 Nb6 27.Nc4 Nc4 28.dc Rd8 29.Qb3 b6
30.h4 Rd1 31.Rd1 Rd8 32.Rd3 Rd3 33.Qd3 Qd7 34.Qd7 Bd7 35.Bd5 Ke7 36.Kf1 Kd6
37.Ke2 b5 38.Kd3 b4 39.Kc2 Ba4 40.Kb2 a5 41.Bg8 h6 42.Bf7 g5 43.Bh5 Bc6
44.Bd1 a4 45.h5 e4 46.Bc2 Ke5 47.Bd1 f5 48.g4 f4 49.Be2 Bd7 50.ef Kf4 51.ab
cb 52.c4 Bc6
Suprisingly, I've received very little correspondence on the zonal. Peter
Parr has expressed concern about some aspects of the zonal and, as a
consequence, I have invited him to email me his comments and have offered
to publish them unedited in this bulletin. I feel this is the best way to
get some constructive debate going. Zonal champions Vladimir Feldman and
Laura Moylan have formally accepted and will be representing the Oceanic
region in the upcoming world championships in Las Vegas and Moldova

BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1-14 August 1999, Scarborough

The championship itself is a closed event. However, each Commonwealth
country has the right to nominate any player as a representative for the
Championship provided that they have a FIDE rating of 2200 or above. Other
championships are held for junior and senior players. Anyone interested,
please let me know.
Manuel Weeks and his committee are working on selections for the World
Juniors later this year. Mona Lee has kindly offered to help with the
administrative side of organising the trip to Spain.
That's all for now.
Have a good week.
Graeme Gardiner

Graeme Gardiner
President, Australian Chess Federation
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