ACF Bulletin No. 72 - 2 July 2000
WORLD SCHOOLS INTERNET CHESS COMPETITION
Anglican Church Grammar School from Brisbane made the long trip to New York
to compete in this inaugural, prestigious event. They took along MANUEL
WEEKS as coach.
NORGES TOPPIDRETTSGYMNAS versus ANGLICAN CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL
BOARD 1: LEIF ERLEND JOHANNESSEN versus DAVID SMERDON
BOARD 2: FLEMING CHRISTENSON versus KEIRAN OLM-MILLIGAN
BOARD 3: DANIEL HERSVIK versus MICHAEL DAVIDOVICI
BOARD 4: HAROLD BORCGREVINK versus BEN MCPHEE
BOARD 5: NIKOLAS MILLEN versus SEAN KARITA
BOARD 6: MICHEL STERK versus AKKI CHIANG
The Norwegian team was a virtual national team as most of the best players
had been recruited by SIMEN AGDESTEIN to his new chess academy.
Unfortunately for the outrated Australians, the Norwegians were far too
strong winning 5.5-0.5 on the first day and 6.0-0.0 on the second. The sole
draw was earned by BEN MCPHEE.
Leading scores in the Noosa Open were:
6/7 ROGERS, WOHL 5.5/7 NIKOLIC, FTACNIK, SOLOMON, SAFARTI, MYERS. 74
Finally, an Australian player has defeated one of the overseas GMs (NIKOLIC
and FTACNIK have been playing Australians for the last month). STEPHEN
SOLOMON defeated PREDRAG NIKOLIC in round six only to lose to IAN ROGERS in
the final round. Solomon had good/winning positions against all three GMs.
CHARLES PIZZATO, who has been out of tournament action for two years (apart
from last year's Gold Coast Open), had a winning position against Rogers
but lost in a time scramble.
Solomon v Nikolic
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 Ne7 5 Bd2 b6 6 f4 Ba6 7 Nb5 Bd2 8 Qd2 O-O 9
Nf3 Qd7 10 a4 c6 11 Nd6 Bf1 12 Rf1 Nc8 13 Nc8 Rc8 14 a5 Qb7 15 f5 ef5 16 Nh4
ba5 17 Nf5 Kh8 18 Ra3 Qb4 19 Nd6 Qd2 20 Kd2 Rc7 21 e6 Na6 22 Ra5 fe6 23 Ra6
Kg8 24 c4 dc4 25 Nc4 c5 26 Re6 cd4 27 Kd3 h6 28 Rd6 Rb8 29 Rd4 Rb5 30 Ra1
Rg5 31 g3 Rh5 32 h4 Rb5 33 Kc3 Kh7 34 b4 Re5 35 Ra7 Resigns 1-0
The FIDE President, H.E. KIRSAN ILYUMZHINOV, has approved the contract
between FIDE and the Municipality of Shenyang, for the hosting of the
inaugural World Chess Cup event in Shenyang, from 1 to 13 September 2000.
The opening ceremony of this event is scheduled for the 1st of September to
coincide with the celebration of the 2300 years history of the city of
We are forwarding herewith, the Regulations for the World Chess Cup as
approved by the Presidential Board of FIDE. Under the Regulations, the
prize fund for the World Chess Cup is a minimum sum of USD 238,000 while
the Women's World Chess Cup has a minimum sum of USD 168,000.
Under a separate contract between FIDE and the Municipality of Shenyang,
there is a requirement for imposition of tax by the authorities on prize
monies up to a maximum of 20%. In the circumstances, FIDE has been able to
extract from the Municipality of Shenyang to provide the participants with
free accommodation, meals and local transportation in Shenyang throughout
their stay in the city for the World Cup. Copies of the Player's
Undertaking as well as the full list of participants in both events will be
forwarded shortly to all National Federations and the participants and
reserve players are kindly requested to forward their signed copies of the
Undertaking via post with the faxed copies to reach the FIDE Secretariat
not later than 15th July 2000.
Gens Una Sumus
Emmanuel OmukuExecutive Director
2001 OCEANIC ZONAL
The President of the Fiji Chess Federation, Dr Virgilio de Asa, has
formally advised that due to the continuing political crisis in Fiji and
its social and economic implications, the Fiji Chess Federation will be
unable to host next year's zonal. If anyone in Australia would like to bid
for the 2001 Oceanic Zonal please let me know as soon as possible - GRAEME
GRANDMASTER COACHING OF AUSTRALIA'S LEADING JUNIORS
25 of Australia's leading juniors have been at Somerset College all week
receiving intensive coaching from GMs PREDRAG NIKOLIC, LUBOMIR FTACNIK, IAN
ROGERS AND DARRYL JOHANSEN and IM JOHN PAUL WALLACE. This was generously
sponsored by the OLIVER family.
A couple of comments from the participants:
"I can be a critic, but this coaching was so good that there is absolutely
nothing to criticise".
"Very interesting coaching with a rich diversity of techniques".
"It was absolutely wonderful to get acquainted with such respected GMs. I
really appreciated this opportunity greatly. In addition, it was great to
see how foreign GMs think and the style of chess they taught".
There will be another week of GM coaching in Canberra in September for the
juniors due to travel to Spain for the World Juniors in October. This is
also being sponsored by the Oliver family. Many thanks again to them.
FRITZ SENSORY BOARD
The ACF has acquired a Fritz sensory board with all the software required
to relay the moves live to the internet. This is available to any chess
organiser in Australia who wishes to relay important matches live to the
internet. There will be a charge to cover insurance, transport,
depreciation etc. I understand that this equipment is also available at a
reasonable price from BRIAN JONES at Australian Chess Enterprises (and
possibly from other chess retailers).
The ACF is still looking into the possibility of a national insurance
policy covering every state and club in Australia. There are possible
savings of up to 75% available. We would appreciate details from as many
states and clubs as possible of your current insurance details including
levels of cover and premiums being paid etc.
NATIONAL SCHOOLS FINALS WEEKEND
At the ACF phone hook up last Monday, it was agreed that I would canvas
views on the method of deciding titles at the Australian Schools Teams
Finals Weekend. The titles decided at this weekend are officially
recognised titles. We are interested to hear your views on whether titles
should be shared or decided by tie break or play off. Please remember that
the time available at these titles is limited to one weekend.
July 22-23 ANU Open, Canberra, Cat 3, ANDREW GREENWOOD 02 6291 0385
August 5-6 Mackay Open, Mercy College, Penn Street, Mackay, Cat 1, STAN
LONG HONG 07 4953 4573
August 12-13 North Queensland Open, Centra Hotel, Townsville, Cat 1, KEITH
MACLEOD 07 4728 2060
August 12-13 Adelaide Checkmate Weekender, South Australian Chess Centre,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide, Cat 3, EVELYN KOSHNITSKY 08 8271 8009
August 19-20 NSWCA Open, Rockdale, Sydney (To be confirmed), Cat 1, MICHAEL
WALSH 0407 068550
August 26-27 Hervey Bay Whale Open, Hervey Bay Resort, Cat 2, DEREK
ELKINGTON 07 4126 0201
Just a reminder to tournament organisers that it is imperative to get full
results with juniors and females clearly marked to INGRID THOMPSON
<firstname.lastname@example.org> immediately after each event.
2000 ANU CHESS FESTIVAL 15-23 JULY
Part of the 2000 Garry Koshnitsky Memorial Australian Chess Festival
National Computer Championship (15-16 July)
Computer Chess Workshop (17 July) new event
Chess Film Night (18 July) Searching for Bobby Fischer in association with
the ANU Film Group Inc. new event
Primary Schools Championship (19 July)
High Schools Championship (20 July)
Co-op Bookshop Simultaneous Match (21 July)
ANU Open (22-23 July)
ACT Go Championship (22-23 July)
87TH ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION - 30 JULY TO 12
This popular event will be held at Millfield School, Somerset with total
prize money in excess of 23,000 UK Pounds. If you are interested in
entering I have entry forms.
HALKIDA OPEN, GREECE 11-18 AUGUST
The Greek Chess Federation, in co-operation with Evoiki Chess Club, is
organizing for the 4th year the open tournament of Halkida.
The tournament will be held in Best Western Lucy Hotel, located on the
seaside of the city, August 11-18, with a total prize fund of 5,000 USD.
More information can be found in the official site of the tournament,
hosted by Greek Chess On Line at greekchess.com:
MORE GST ADVICE FROM ADRIAN CHEK
The following is an extract from an Australian Tax Office publication:
My supplier claims that payment for a supply is exempt from income tax. Do
I need to withhold if they do not quote an ABN?
A: You do not have to withhold from payments to suppliers whose income is
exempt from tax. Common types of income tax exempt bodies include:
Religious institutions, schools, pre-schools, colleges, universities and
other public educational institutions, community service organisations such
as sports clubs, community centres, youth groups, community arts or
theatres and other associations that have community service purposes, and
public hospitals and non-profit private hospitals. The supplier should
provide you with a statement. A form will be available from the ATO soon,
or suppliers can create their own. It should contain:
*the name and address of the organisation
*the type of organisation, such as school, sports club or religious body
*a statement that its income is exempt from tax under subdivision 50A of
the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and that therefore it does not need to
quot an ABN and you do not need to withhold from your payment
*the signature of an appropriate office holder
The statement can be on the invoice. If separate, keep the statement with
your transaction records so you can show why you did not withhold.
If you suspect the statement is false, you must withhold 48.5 per cent from
the payment if the supplier does not quote their ABN.
The supplier does not need to provide proof of the income tax exempt status
of the payment. You can accept the statement unless you have reasonable
grounds to believe it is false, in which case you must withhold if no ABN
There are a few other bodies that are exempt from income tax. These are
listed in subdivision 50A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. If you
need more information call the Business Tax Reform Infoline on 13 24 78.
THIERRY GUYENE <email@example.com>
For a visa problem A Khalifman couldn't come in Nouméa. His friend gmi
Solozhenkin replace him for the inauguration of the giant chess board of
Place des Cocotiers. Pierre Bretegnier from South Province played the first
game against gmi. A nice queen pawn game won by the gmi after gaining a
whole knight. The inauguration was also a town hall and Bank of Hawaii
organisation. Then Solozhenkin played a simul against 55 opponents. He won
all the games except two draws. We had the music school and melanesian and
wallisian dances to end the day. Merci, Thierry Guyene
President, Australian Chess Federation
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