ACF Bulletin No. 68 - 4 June 2000
I'm pleased to advise that in view of his outstanding form, the Australian
selectors have added ZONG YUAN ZHAO to the Olympiad squad. Final selections
for Istanbul are due to be made at the end of August. It is hoped that
entry forms and full details will be available from the organisers very
ASEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2-9 SEPTEMBER
This event for boys and girls in all age groups from under 10 to under 18
will be held in Vung Tau, Vietnam. If you are interested in being selected
for this event please advise MANUEL WEEKS <firstname.lastname@example.org> or myself.
ASIAN JUNIOR UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS 29 AUGUST TO 10 SEPTEMBER
This event for boys and girls will be held at Royal Palms Golf and Country
Club, Aaarey Milk Colony, Mumbai, India. If you are interested in being
selected for this event please contact MANUEL WEEKS
<email@example.com> or myself.
WORLD JUNIORS, OROPESA DEL MAR, SPAIN, 10-24 OCTOBER
The final team is listed below. Confirmed coaches for the team will be IAN
ROGERS, MANUEL WEEKS, MICHAEL GLUZMAN and TRISTAN REEVES.
RUPERTO LUGO, GARETH OLIVER, ZONG-YUAN ZHAO, DAVID SMERDON, JUSTIN TAN.
MICHELLE LEE, HEATHER HUDDLESTON, CATHERINE LIP, MARIJA JOVANOVIC,
SHANNON OLIVER and PETER JOVANOVIC will also be travelling to play.
PARKROYAL SURFERS PARADISE INTERNATIONAL 7-17 JUNE
The Parkroyal International will be the first Australian tournament relayed
live to ICC. Webmaster ANDREW ALLEN secured the deal which will see the
positions from the top boards sent straight through to the Internet Chess
Club (ICC). Nightly updates, games scores, photos and news will also be
posted on the ACF website, so stay tuned!
The ACF is using the event to try and extend its internet capabilities. We
hope to use a Fritz sensory board on board one and have four games relayed
live to ICC each day. Please bear with us if we don't get it quite right
but be assured we will be giving it our best shot. Your best bet is to go
to the ACF webpage first. www.auschess.org.au
GM NIKOLIC (Bosnia) 2659, GM FTACNIK (Slovakia) 2582, GM ROGERS 2562, GM
JOHANSEN 2494, IM GALDUNTS (Armenia) 2473, IM WOHL 2438, IM WALLACE 2367,
TEICHMANN (England) 2365, HUNT (England) 2359, RUJEVIC 2348, ALLEN 2264,
SAW 2264, WEEKS 2249, LEVI 2246, ZHAO 2242, TINDALL 2194, HANKS 2166,
CAOILI(Philippines) 2078, STEAD 2042, CORKER 2002, YADAO (Philippines) U/R,
KASSA U/R, VAGG U/R.
DOROTHY DIBLEY SHIELD ROUND ONE RESULTS
WA defeated Qld 8 - 2 (Women 4 - 1; Girls 4 - 1)
NSW defeated Vic 8 - 2 (Women 3 - 2; Girls 5 - 0)
SA defeated ACT 6 - 4 (Women 3 1/2 - 1 1/2;Girls 2 1/2 - 2 ½)
ADELAIDE CHECKMATE TOURNAMENT 6-11 AUGUST
Venue: Chess Centre of SA, 10 Ranelagh St, Adelaide
FIDE Rated, 7 Rounds Swiss for players rated 1800 and higher.
Entry Fees: Full $60, Concession $35. Arbiter: Roly Eime.
Prizes: 1st $2,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500 Top Woman $500, Top Junior $200.
Sessions: Sunday 6/8 11.30am - 4.30pm and 6.00pm - 11.00pm. Monday to
Friday 7/8 to 11/8 6.00pm - 11.00pm.
ADELAIDE CHECKMATE WEEKENDER 12/13 AUGUST
Cat 3 Grand Prix Event. Venue: Chess Centre of SA, 10 Ranelagh St, Adelaide.
7 Rounds Swiss. Sat 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm and 8.00pm. Sunday 10.30am,
1.30pm and 4.00pm.
60 mins a side.
Prizes: 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, Women's prizes $250 and $100.
Junior prizes $100 and $50.
EVELYN KOSHNITSKY "BEAUTY" PRIZE
$500 prize for the most beautiful or brilliant combination played by an
Australian player during any event of the festival. Entries to be
accompanied by a $10 fee payable to the Australian Chess Federation and
sent to the judge, ROBERT JAMIESON at PO Box 716, Mt Waverley, Vic 3149.
FIDE NEWSLETTER - PRESIDENT'S REPORT
34th Chess Olympiad and 71st FIDE Congress
I have just received the very impressive report from CACDEC Chairman ISRAEL
GELFER, who represented me at the final briefing by the Organising
Committee of the 34th Chess Olympiad and 71st FIDE Congress in Istanbul,
Turkey. I am pleased to inform you that there is every indication that this
year's Olympiad and Congress will be organised at the highest level and in
keeping with our finest traditions.
I have approved the draft invitation and registration forms and Federations
and Delegates should be looking forward to receiving their formal
invitation from the Organising Committee of the 34th Chess Olympiad and
71st FIDE Congress. I am therefore looking forward to welcoming you all to
our great family reunion in Istanbul come 27 October 2000.
Meeting of the Committee on the Commercialisation of FIDE
I have also been briefed on the outcome of the recent meeting in Lausanne
by the special Committee appointed by the Presidential Board at its meeting
a fortnight ago in London to review our project on commercialisation. I
wish also to report that this meeting proved to be very constructive. The
Committee was able to address in a frank and open manner a lot of issues,
which caused a lot of concern to many of our members. In the end, we all as
members of the larger FIDE family have to come up with the right solution
on the way forward in this matter. A lot of work still has to be done by
the Committee and I am indeed very pleased that their focus has been on the
positive aspects of the Memorandum, while the areas of concern have either
been removed or amended to make it more acceptable to all our members.
Already a Committee of Rating Experts is scheduled to meet in early July in
Dortmund to consider various aspects our work on ratings in order to make
it more dynamic and in tune with the needs of our modern day world.
DEATH OF JOHN VAN MANEN
PHIL VINER reports in The Australian newspaper that Australia's leading
chess historian, JOHN VAN MANEN, formerly of Adelaide, has died at Port
Macquarie, NSW, aged 78.
AROUND AUSTRALIA TRIP
I'm planning another trip around Australia to discuss chess matters with
each state. My proposed itinerary is:
Sunday 6/8 Brisbane/Darwin
Wednesday 9/8 Darwin/Alice Springs
Thursday 10/8 Alice Springs/Ayers Rock
Friday 11/8 Ayers Rock/Perth (Staying with MIKE & PEACH PARTIS)
Sunday 13/8 Perth/Adelaide (Staying with my mother)
Wednesday 16/8 Adelaide/Hobart
Thursday 17/8 Hobart/Melbourne (Staying with GARY & JANINE BEKKER)
Friday 18/8 Melbourne/Canberra (Staying with DEBBIE & WAYNE POULTON)
Saturday 19/8 Canberra/Sydney (Staying with CATHY & IAN ROGERS)
Sunday 20/8 Sydney/Brisbane
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND CHESS DAY - DAVID COWLAND-COOPER
2000 Soirée Lightning Chess Challenge
International House, a college of the University of Queensland, hosts a
major annual cultural festival called Soirée. This year it will be on the
afternoon of Saturday July 22 and a Lightning Chess Challenge will coincide
with the festivities. The unique atmosphere of Soirée and the highlight of
a simultaneous exhibition by fifteen-year-old International Master DAVID
SMERDON should make for a fantastic afternoon!
The long and the short of the 2000 Soirée Lightning Chess Challenge is:
When: Saturday 22nd July 2000 - Registration at 12:30pm, start 1pm sharp,
Smerdon simultaneous at about 4:30pm
Where: International House, The University of Queensland
What: An amateur lightning chess competition, run in a teams format, open
to the wider Brisbane community. Three teams championship categories -
open, inter-college, and intervarsity.
Prizes or certificates for the members of the winning and running-up teams,
the top three individuals, and all other participants in each category.
Teams of four.
Soirée is a non-profit event. Entry into the Challenge is free.
How to Enter:
Contact DAVID COWLAND-COOPER at email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or mobile 0414
498556 and he will post or email you a copy of the entry form, to be
returned by Monday July 17.
Please note that this is an amateur tournament, designed to encourage
players into enjoying their chess - players rated over 1800 may be refused
entry or eligibility for prizes.
The Soirée Lightning Chess Challenge is supported by the ACF and the
Inter-College Council. Our adjudicator for the day is ANDREW ALLEN.
OCEANIC ZONAL - AUCKLAND
BOB SMITH pointed out that I omitted his FM title in last week's
newsletter. My apologies to Bob!
Dear Workers for No Thanks!
Thanks for the last informative Bulletin. Yesterday I received the JUNE
2000 BCM and on page 306 (NEWS IN BRIEF) there is the Internet story there
regarding Doeberl Cup fighting. It may be that the majority of the
primitives are delighted reading that rubbish but I understand from my
contacts that they are not impressed. Why was it necessary to publicise the
incident so widely?
If all chess incidents occurring at every chess club throughout the world
were on the Internet, then there would be no room for anything else. There
is no doubt that some members of the chess fraternity would benefit from
psychotherapy, but we need not advertise that. Even Gary Kasparov said
sometime ago that the public may get the impression that all chess players
are nuts, or words to that effect. (Of course Gary himself could benefit
from some deep form of introspection?!)
Yours in Chess
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: email@example.com http://www.auschess.org.au
Chess - the clever sport!
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