ACF Bulletin No. 65 - 14 May, 2000
OCEANIC ZONAL, AUCKLAND NZ 20-28 MAY 2000
Australia's two seeds have been finalised - Aleks Wohl and Zong Yuan Zhao.
IAN ROGERS and DARRYL JOHANSEN came equal 5th in this strong tournament which featured 230 players including Australians PHIL VINER, TIM REILLY AND GARY BEKKER.
May 27-28 NSWCA Open, Ashfield Catholic Club, Cat 1, MICHAEL WALSH 0407 068550
June 10-12 Tas Championship, Creative Living Centre Burnie, Cat 1, NEVILLE LEDGER 03 6431 1280
June 10-12 Vic Open, Melbourne (Venue TBA), Cat 3, FRED VANDERLINDE 03 5998 7757
June 10-11 Queens Birthday Open, SACA 10 Ranelagh St. Adelaide, Cat 1, Chess Centre 08 8211 7189
June 10-11 NSWCA Koshnitsky Memorial event, Sydney (Venue TBA), Cat 3, MICHAEL WALSH 0407 068550
Open Grand Prix Standings as of 14/5/2000 Place Name Points 1 Rujevic, Mirko 32 2 Chapman, Mark 27 2 Johansen Darryl 27 3 Solomon, Stephen 22 4 Wohl, Alex 20 5 Myers, John 18 6 Stephson, David 16
U/2000 Grand Prix Standings as of 14/5/2000 Place Name Points 1 Myers, John 28.33 2 Low, Samuel 17.5 2 Pratsch, George 17.5 3 Weeks, Manuel 16 4 Coutts, Tama 13.7 5 Mehltreter, Otto 12.33 5 Goodman, Bob 12.33
U/1600 Grand Prix Standings as of 14/5/2000 Place Name Points 1 Carey, Doug 24.5 2 Goodwin, Bob 20.33 3 Horwood, Melba 20.08 4 Bowen, Leon 20 5 Gill, Geoffrey 15.66 5 Nissen, Amir 15.66
Unrated Grand Prix Scores as of 15/5/2000 Place Name Points 1 Gill, Geoffrey 20 2 Lewin, Peter 18.33 3 Stojic, Dusan 17.5 3 Stojic, Svetozar 17.5 4 Albrect, Rolf 16 4 Darvall, Anthony 16
Junior Grand Prix Scores as of 14/5/2000 Place Name Points 1 Smerdon, David 27.66 2 Murray, Luke 21.33 3 Davidovici, Michael 21 4 Xie, George 19 5 Barnard, Casey 16 6 Guthrie, Aaron 15.66 6 Nemeth, Janos 15.66 6 Nissen, Amir 15.66 6 Soloveychik, Sasha 15.66 6 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 15.66
Female Grand Prix Standings as of 14/5/2000 Place Name Points 1 Koshninsky, Ngan 34 2 Horwood, Melba 32 3 Szuveges, Narelle 28.5 4 Jovanovic, Marija 23 5 Jones, Nancy 14
Standings exclude results from Hobson's Bay Open.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN, CANBERRA, 28 DEC 2000 TO 12 JAN 2001
The ACT Chess Association is calling for expressions of interest from those interested in being the Chief Arbiter and/or a Deputy Arbiter at the 2001 Australian Open.
So far the following people have expressed a possible interest in being an arbiter: SHAUN PRESS (ACT), IAN MURRAY (Qld), GARY BEKKER (Vic), JASON LYONS (NSW), STEVEN HEMSLEY (NSW) and CHARLES ZWORESTINE (NSW). These people should also complete the application if they are still interested.
Applicants should provide details of their experience and the position for which they would be interested in applying for (Chief or Deputy, or either). The application should also detail the appropriate fees or other conditions the candidate would expect for the position they are applying.
Once the selection of Chief Arbiter has been made, the selection of Deputy Arbiters will be done in consultation with the Chief Arbiter and the Organising Committee.
The deadline for applications is Friday June 02, 2000.
Applications should be sent to:
ANDREW GREENWOOD, Chief Organiser, Australian Open 2001, Australian Centenary Chess Championships, PO Box 470, Erindale Centre ACT 2903. Email: Andrew.A.Greenwood@student.anu.edu.au. Tel. 0403-191-777; Fax. 02-6291-0385
Australian Open, 28 December 2000 - 09 January 2001
Open - 1st 3,000; 2nd 1,800; 3rd 1,200; 4th 900; 5th 800; 6th 700; 7th 600*; 8th 500*
U/2300 1st 500; 2nd 250*; U/2150 1st 500; 2nd 250*; U/2000 1st 400; 2nd 200*; U/1800 1st 400; 2nd 200*; U/1600 1st 300; 2nd 175*; U/1450 1st 200; 2nd 150*; U/1300 1st 100; 2nd 75*; U/18 300; U/16 250*; U/14 200*; U/12 150*; Over 60 250*; Over 70 250*; Unrated 200 = $14,800
Open 9,500 64%; Rating group 3,700 25%; Junior 900 6%; Old 500 3%; Unrated 200 1% = $14,800. Guaranteed $11,300
Australian Minor, Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 December 2000
1st 600; 2nd 500; 3rd 400; 4th 300; 5th 200*
U/1450 1st 200; 2nd 100*; U/1300 1st 100; 2nd 75*; U/1150 1st 100; 2nd 75*; U/18 180; U/16 160*; U/14 140*; U/12 120*; Unrated 120 = $3,370
Open 2,000 59%; Rating group 650 19%; Junior 600 18%; Old - 0%; Unrated 120 4% = $3,370. Guaranteed $2,500
Repechage (2nd Minor Event) Tuesday 02 - Sunday 07 January 2001
1st 600; 2nd 500; 3rd 400; 4th 300; 5th 200*; U/1800 1st 200; 2nd 100*; U/1600 1st 200; 2nd 100*; U/1450 1st 200; 2nd 100*; U/1300 1st 100; 2nd 75*; U/1150 1st 100; 2nd 75*; U/18 180 U/16 160*; U/14 140*; U/12 120*; Unrated 120 = $3,970
Open 2,000 50%; Rating group 1,250 31%; Junior 600 15%; Old - 0%; Unrated 120 3% = $3,970
Numbers or values may be increased if entries exceed budget, alternatively prizes marked * may be reduced or eliminated if numbers are lower.
By way of clarification to the article in last week's bulletin, it is only proposed that automatic updates of ratings online be indicative. Official ratings would continue to be published periodically.
GLOBAL YOUTH TERTIARY CHESS CHALLENGE, SINGAPORE 22-28 JUNE 2000
Participation in the Global Youth--Tertiary Institutes Chess Challenge 2000 (GYTICC 2000) is open to all full-time students in all tertiary institutes & universities all over the world.
Team Composition: Each team should consist of 6 people. (4 players + 2 reserves).
Expected dates of arrival & departure: All teams are expected to arrive in Singapore by 22 June 2000. Departure date of all the teams is expected to be on 28 June 2000. Please indicate to us as to the exact date & time of arrival of the teams.
Financial Regulations: Each participating team shall pay S$250 as entry fee and all payment must be made before the tournament starts. Travelling costs shall be the responsibility of the participating teams. The organizers will not cover for the airfare or any other travelling expenses of the participating teams. However, we are still negotiating with for sponsors for concessions for the participants.
System of play and time control: The tournament will be carried out in the FIDE-rated 7-round Swiss manner. The time Control is 2 hours per side. FIDE rules will be followed throughout the tournament. Arbiters' decisions are final.
Prize Money and Trophies: The following will be the prizes that will be given out during the closing ceremony.
1st Prize: S$3000.00 + Trophies; 2nd Prize: S$1500.00 + Trophies; 3rd Prize: S$1000.00 + Trophies; 4th Prize: S$400.00 + Trophies; 5th Prize: S$300.00+ Trophies.
Four board prizes will be given to players who top the respective board number scores.
Participation trophies will be given to the rest of the participants.
Accommodation: Food, transportation within Singapore and lodging will be provided in NTU hostels free of charge for all international participating teams until 28 June 2000. Please state in the application form if Muslim or vegetarian food or any other special requests are required. Please bring along your own toiletries, as well as some spare cash for shopping. Formal Attire is expected for the opening and closing Ceremonies.
The appeals committee will be elected during the teams' meeting. It is compulsory for all teams to be present for the teams' meeting. It is suggested that each participant bring along S$50-100 for unforeseen incidental expenses. Please keep us informed of your team's expected arrival and departure times for transportation arrangements and if you encounter any problems, such as a clash of examinations dates, we will try to accommodate you.
22 June 2000 (Tuesday) Arrival Timing 2200 Arrival of teams; Teams' briefing cum meeting 23 June 2000 (Wednesday) Sightseeing City Tour 24 June 2000 (Thursday) 0900-1000 1330-1730 1800-2200 Opening Ceremony Round 1 Round 2 25 June 2000 (Friday) 1330-1730 1800-2200 Round 3 Round 4 Recreational Activites 26 June 2000 (Saturday) 1330-1730 1800-2200 Round 5 Round 6 Interaction Games 27 June 2000 (Sunday) 1330-1730 1900-2200 Round 7 Closing Ceremony 28 June 2000 (Monday) Departure of teams
Note: All details regarding this tournament are subject to change. We shall update you in case of any changes.
Contact: WESLEY KWON <K3107267@ntu.edu.sg>
UNIVERSITY DATABASE / PROPOSED NATIONAL TEAMS COMPETITION
I have made further additions to this database and we are still looking for an organiser for a national universities teams competition.
The website for the Australian Uni Games has moved to:
University of Queensland:
PAUL KALOKERINOS: <firstname.lastname@example.org> AMELIA DOUGLAS-SAVAGE: <email@example.com> CAMERON DOUGLAS-SAVAGE: <firstname.lastname@example.org> BOGLARKA REMENYI: <email@example.com> ALEX COHN: Email address required ERNEST CHEUNG: <firstname.lastname@example.org> NIK STAWSKI: <email@example.com> NICK POON: Email address required KIM ORTH <firstname.lastname@example.org> CONNIE CONSTANTINOU <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org> MAX LESKIEWICZ <email@example.com> CHARLES PIZZATO <firstname.lastname@example.org> DAVID COWLAND-COOPER <email@example.com> JACOB EDWARDS <firstname.lastname@example.org> KEVIN BURRAGE <email@example.com> DION SAMPSON <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ROSS BLOORE <email@example.com>
Australian National University:
PULLICINO PETER <firstname.lastname@example.org> ANDREW GREENWOOD <email@example.com>
There are many people on the ACF (ACT) email database with 'anu.edu.au' addresses.
CHRIS KEVORK <firstname.lastname@example.org> TAMA COUTTS <email@example.com> TOM CHISHOLM <firstname.lastname@example.org> DAVID CONNOLLY Email address required ANDREW BIRD <email@example.com> KEVIN SOO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
University of Technology, Sydney
PIERRE CHU <Pierre_Chu@lendlease.com.au> or <email@example.com> NICHOLAS SEOW <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com> NICK KORDAHI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ALLAN RICHARDS <email@example.com> NICHOLAS COOPER <firstname.lastname@example.org> BEN MARX <email@example.com> BEN MARTIN <firstname.lastname@example.org> BRENTON YUM <email@example.com> SIMON EASTERBROOK-SMITH <firstname.lastname@example.org> PETER DAUVERGNE <email@example.com> ROD TIFFEN <firstname.lastname@example.org> VERONICA KLIMENKO Email address required NICHOLAS COMINO <email@example.com> JASON CHAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
University of NSW:
BOB HOWARD <email@example.com> JASON LYONS <firstname.lastname@example.org> ANDREW MITCHELL Email address required BEN HUTCHINSON <email@example.com> ILYA SEROV <firstname.lastname@example.org> NATHAN PEARCE <email@example.com> KERRY STEAD <firstname.lastname@example.org> LEE FORACE <email@example.com> YVONNE CHONG <firstname.lastname@example.org> HOLLY KONG <email@example.com> WILLIAM MCDOUGALL <firstname.lastname@example.org> RICKY LOPIS Email address required
MATT SWEENEY <email@example.com> MUSTAFA ERKAN <firstname.lastname@example.org> BRADLEY LOH <Loh.Bradley.B@bhp.com.au>
Southern Cross University, Lismore:
ROBERT SMITH <email@example.com>
DAVID DOWE <firstname.lastname@example.org> TUAN LE <email@example.com> SAM LOW <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BILL REID <email@example.com> GEOFF SAW <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LEIGH HEALEY <email@example.com> MAX MOLLARD <firstname.lastname@example.org> JOHN OLLE <email@example.com> DAVID BLOM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
TROY EDWARDS <email@example.com>
RICHARD McCART <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last year Melbourne University hosted a Victorian Unis comp involving Melbourne University, Monash University, RMIT and Deakin University.
University of Tasmania:
KEVIN BONHAM <email@example.com>
University of Western Australia:
DANNY DWYER <firstname.lastname@example.org> STUART MCKAY <email@example.com> MICHAEL PARTIS <firstname.lastname@example.org> SIMON FITZPATRICK <email@example.com>
TIM PETERS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Which unis are the following South Australians at? ALEX DAVIDOVIC <email@example.com> ALAN GOLDSMITH <firstname.lastname@example.org> NICK KOSHNITSKY <email@example.com>
LUKE ERRINGTON <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>
Once again many thanks for the ACF Bulletin. Although it was not initiated by the ACF Executive, I am unsure if the "fighting episode" at the Doeberl Cup in Canberra two weeks ago should have been placed on the Internet.
As an E-Mail and CC player for many years I have many contacts all over the world, including in ICCF and FIDE who sent E-mail messages to me asking if the report on the Internet is true! Some believe that it is "another story" to get publicity, good or bad.
I believe that the reported incident should have been dealt with locally without world-wide publicity. It shows Australian chess and Australian chess players in an unfavourable light. Some messages even comment on our cultural background. We do not need that kind of publicity.
Now that the God in the Chess room debate will probably run down it is time to consolidate and move forward, this can be performed by a Ten Commandments of Chess.
I will suggest a few examples and as they were given to me during a brilliant castling mate, all hell will break loose if they end up in limbo.
THE ELEVEN COMMANDMENTS OF CHESS
1. Thou shalt not wear low cut tops to chess tournaments, especially whilst playing dirty old men.*
2. Thou shalt not participate in punch-ups at the Doeberl or if you do thou shalt not report it to the media afterwards.*
3. Thou shalt not read chess books in the toilet during a tournament game or if you do thou shalt not let someone peep over the door.*
4. Thou shalt not wear ear plugs during games which link to a mate with chess computer.*
5. Thou shalt massage the egos of cranky old ex-champions.*
6. Thou shalt keep a cheshire-cat-smile whilst being smashed by juniors.*
7. Thou shalt not conveniently place your elbow over your score sheet when quizzed by the arbiter if thou have been faithfully recording moves.*
8. Thou shalt not make a convenient giggle when your mate has forgotten to press his clock.*
9. Thou shalt not claim mail delays when procrastinating over moves in Correspondence Chess.*
10. Thou shalt not play moves in Correspondence Chess which mirror exactly those of chess software.*
11. Thou shalt not call upon the help of supernatural forces.
*It is entirely co-incidental if one's face turns red whilst reciting Commandments.
Handshaking is believed to have begun as a ritual demonstrating one is not carrying a weapon.
Some people consider it good manners to shake hands with an opponent, before and after a game, though this is not written anywhere. I have been scolded by Dops for not doing this.
It has been reported in the media that shaking hands spreads colds more than sneezing.
Some players try and use the power handshake in an attempt to weaken their opponents' resolve.
I had a bad experience in which I received a "bone-cruncher" from a well-known Sydney player. My hand was in pain 3 days straight.
I would like to see Dops not putting pressure on people to shake hands, particularly before a game.
A word of advice, never shake hands when giving a simul, one out of 50 people or so will cause you pain.
With best regards
Graeme Gardiner 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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