ACF Bulletin No. 91 - 13th November 2000

Graeme Gardiner is away till 22nd December (trip to chess olympiad and well earned holiday) so this bulletin is being
brought to you by the acting President, Robert Jamieson.

By Graeme Gardiner

I'm very impressed with the efforts of our Olympians. The Australian chess community can be proud
 that they have all given 110%. The round 13 results set Australia up for a good overall performance.
 I've enjoyed watching the games. I particularly enjoyed Ian Rogers' win in round 12 and in the same
 round I thought Darryl Johansen's draw from a lost position showed enormous character and
 highlighted the determination of the Aussies.

Clearly the standout performance is that of Laura Moylan who is on 8 out of 9. At the time of writing
 I don't think she will play in the last round and whether she wins the board 4 gold medal will depend
 on the Moroccan girl who I think is on 6.5 out of 7. This competitor appears to have a fairly easy draw
 in the last round so it appears as though Laura may have to settle on the silver.

A FIDE spokesman claimed that the FIDE website was receiving 56 hits a
second during games which I calculated would mean over 30,000,000 hits
during the Olympiad. I don't know what this means in terms of unique visits.

I've attended most of the FIDE Congress with Phil Viner. Major issues which may be of interest
 to the Australian chess community are as follows:

The FIDE Commerce proposal was passed. This involves FIDE Commerce
guaranteeing $3,000,000 each year in prize money for the Men's World
Championship and $500,000 in prize money for the Women's World Championship.
  These amounts are indexed. In return FIDE Commerce get the right to promote
 all the events of the World Championships including Continental Championships,
 World Cup, Grand Prix and  the World Championships itself and gaining the resulting 
commercial sponsorship. The worst thing that can happen as far as FIDE is concerned 
is that FIDE Commerce falls over and FIDE runs the world championships itself. I
 was also impressed with the aims of FIDE Commerce's PR Company, Octagon. In
 my opinion FIDE has some very good people working on various committees such
 as David Anderton, David Jarrett and Kevin O'Connell from Britain who are keeping 
FIDE focused on important issues. They also have a vigorous verification commission 
led by Italian Nicola Paladino that gives me a great deal of confidence that FIDE is being well run.

Kirsan Ilymuzhinov, in his report, claimed that he was very confident that he will finally
 get chess accepted into the Winter Olympics when the IOC Congress is held in Moscow 
in July 2001. He said that this will be the congress at which Samaranch retires and that 
he had told Samaranch that if chess gets into the Olympics at this congress, FIDE will 
erect a memorial to him in his home town of Lausanne!

The biggest issue in conforming to the IOC's rules is drug testing. We were told that
 the cost of each drug test is around US$300. Within a year the ACF will be expected 
at the very least to test the first three or four placegetters at the Australian Championships.
 We must vigorously pursue membership of the Australian Olympic Committee and ACF
 Secretary Paul Broekhuyse has commenced this process. The fact that we are serious
 about drug testing should help in this process.

It was interesting that the Chairman of the FIDE Medical Commission said
that two cups of coffee can be beneficial to chess players but more than two can become
 a hindrance. Apparently a small female could test positive to caffeine after just two cups of coffee.

I've already had a meeting with about a possible deal with the ACF
 regarding providing free services to our members in respect of the sort of service offered
 by the ICC. They have already signed up the USCF, the German Chess Federation and the
 British Chess Federation. They are negotiating with FIDE for a deal to provide this kind of
 service to all FIDE member countries. I'll be meeting with them again at the USCF New York
 office at the end of the month.

All the very best


38 Russia
37 Germany
35.5 Ukraine
Australia finished 36th with 31 points finishing with an excellent 2.5 to 1.5 win over Croatia.

Individual Scores:
6/10    Rogers
7.5/10    Johansen
4/8    Wohl
3.5/7    West
6/9    Zhao
3.5/8    Sandler

32 China
31 Georgia
28.5 Rusia
28.6 Australia finished 27th with 22.5 points.

Individual Scores:
6/12    Feldman
6/11    Koshnitsky
3.5/8    Dekic
8/9    Moylan

To Darryl Johansen for winning the bronze medal for board 2 and Laura Moylan for winning
 the silver medal for first reserve.

All the games are on the web site, but the following was one of the more interesting ones:

Zhao,Z (2341) - Gabrielsen,S (2275)
34th Chess Olympiad (men) (Istanbul) (13) 2000-11-10
(B57 Sicilian, Sozin, Benko V)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 d6 6 Bc4 Qb6 7 Nb3 e6 8 Bf4 Ne5 9 Be2 Be7 
10 Qd2 0-0 11 0-0-0 a6 12 Rhg1 Qc7 13 g4 b5 14 g5 Nfd7 15 Be3 Nc4 16 Bxc4 Qxc4 17 Qe1 Re8
 18 f4 Bf8 19 Qh4 a5 20 Rg3 g6 21 Rh3 h5 22 gxh6 b4 23 Nd2 Qa6 24 Bd4 e5 25 Nd5 Qc6 
26 Nf3 exd4 27 Ng5 Ne5 28 fxe5 Be6 29 Nxf7 Bxf7 30 Qf6 1-0


2000/2001 World Scholastic Chess Championship (WSCC)

It had been expected that this event would start in November. I have just
been informed by KasparovChess in New York that:
"We won't be able to start in November. I will let you know as soon as I
know, but for now I really don't have the answer when we will start."

I will pass on further information as it comes to hand.

- Chris Depasquale



I reported in the last bulletin that Geraldine Johns-Putra had pulled out of this event
 and was to be replaced by Laura Moylan.   I meant to say Veronica Klimenko!   
Veronica can't go so was replaced by Narelle Szuveges.   Narelle has now pulled out
 so next in line is Catherine Lip.   If you think that this is becoming a bit of a joke I 
have an even better joke for you.    Apparently I sent Veronica's photo to the Olympiad
 as Laura's, so poor Laura has been going around for the whole Olympiad with an 
incorrect ID card.   (Sorry Laura).



The minutes of the women`s committee included the following:

The Chairperson of the committee expressed a real joy of seeing 85 year old
Mrs Evelyn Koshnitsky at the meeting, although in 1998 she resigned her
position in the Committee on Women`s chess.

The real queen of Australian chess. Her dedication to the game and to the
female players of Australia will be remembered for many generations to come.
These are the words to value her deeds in Australia.

For 22 years Mrs Koshnitsky was the editor of the only in the World Women`s
chess magazine called Australian Women`s Chess League Bulletin. This year
she resigned. At the age of 85 Mrs Koshnitsky is still active. To encourage
players to look for artistry in their games she offered a prize for the most
beautiful combination of the Festival events from June 7 to August 13 2000.

Geography of her activities is much broader. She proposed to let two highest
rated players Judit and Zsuzsa Polgars in the Candidates Tournament without
qualification. The Committee accepted the her proposal and the regulations
were changed accordingly.

In 1993 the Committee of Women`s Chess made a recommendation that Mrs
Koshnitsky became an Honorary Member of FIDE.

The chairperson of the Committee expressed great thanks to Mrs Koshnitsky
for her activities and on behalf of Nona Gaprindashvili presented her a book
From Georgia to Sydney.

Robert, The above was taken word for word from the minutes complete with
typos and grammatical errors etc.

It looks like the watered down version of the proposal to commercialise FIDE
will get up but it is not a concern as a sub-committee has done much work to
bring about a satisfactory proposal. The proposal to reduce minimum ratings
from 2000 to 1000 will likely go through although with many checks and
balances and trials before eventual implementation. Regarding the cheap
titles in the zonal, my proposal to change FIDE titles rules in respect of
zonals run as a swiss event was well received and a revised proposal will
likely be adopted. This may become academic as zonals may be abolished in
favour of continental championships and our zone may be reincorporated in
the Asian zone.

I will keep you informed.

All the best




Full results and cross tables are on their web site


2000 TASMANIAN OPEN - report by Kevin Bonham

The 2000 Tasmanian Open held in Hobart Nov 4th-6th attracted a strong field of 19
 players including most of the state's best.  A close tussle was expected, but this was
 news to second seed Michael Hornung who completely demolished the field with 6/6.
  In round three, Hornung beat state champion Pavel Sakov when a minor inaccuracy
 by Sakov in a knight ending allowed Hornung's knight to go completely feral.  After 
his first loss in a rated game since June 1998, Sakov struggled in his next two games,
 but won both and finished second.  Of the other top seeds, Premilovac performed 
solidly but Bonham's feeble score was about double what he deserved.  Tom Lea won 
the U1700 ratings prize, performing 260 points above his rating, and could have done 
even better as he missed at least one forced win against Sakov. Female Grand Prix 
points were shared after Persa Divkovic beat Janice Martin for the first time in the 
biggest upset of the event.  Mike Cooper won the U1550 on Bucholz tiebreak.

Everything ran perfectly with no controversy (not even a single Rule 10.2 claim).  Players
 were amused to find white pawns moved to b4 on most boards when arriving for the last
 round.  Suspicion fell on openings maverick Thelston Sturges, who after winning with the
 Orang-utan and the Elephant Gambit (the latter in 20 moves), resorted to 1. h4 without success.

6 Michael Hornung 1957
4.5 Pavel Sakov 1962
4 Alija Premilovac 1856, Tom Lea 1661
3.5 Ross George 1681, Lazar Divkovic 1665, Milan Mihelcic 1643
3 Kevin Bonham 1893, Paul Berzins 1729, David Ferris 1637, Mike Cooper 1477, David 
Christian 1348, Leo Minol 1293, Graham Richards 1453
2.5 Thelston Sturges 1366
2 Janice Martin 1478, Aaron Holland (U/R), Persa Divkovic 1076
1 Matthew Jones (U/R)
The Tasmanian Lightning Championship was held as an 8-player Swiss with a pleasing
 17 entries, and won by Premilovac 7/8 from Hornung and Bonham 6.5 Lea 5.5 Mihelcic 4.5.
  Sakov did not contest the Lightning.



Nominations are invited for the following medals, to be awarded during the presentation
 of prizes at the Australian Open Championship in Canberra on Tuesday January 9, 2000.

Steiner Medal
    This is awarded to the "Player of the Year". It is to be the player who has made the
 greatest impact, not necessarily the highest-rated - it is for the most notable achievement
 of the year. It may be awarded to the same person more than once.

Koshnitsky Medal
    This is awarded for an outstanding contribution to Australian chess administration at
 a national or a state level. It may not be won more than once by the same person.

CJS Purdy Medal
    This is awarded for an outstanding contribution to Australian chess as a journalist at
 a national or state level. It may not be won more than once by the same person.
Please note:
    1. The Steiner Medal is to be awarded in respect of
impact/achievement during the year 2000.
    2. The Koshnitsky and Purdy medals are not necessarily awarded in
respect of any particular year.
    3. A list of previous winners may be viewed on the ACF web page at
    4. Please send nominations together with citations and/or other
suitable supportive material so as to be received at the following address on or before
 10 December 2000: 20 Sycamore Grove, East St Kilda, Vic 3183, or send by e-mail to, or by fax to (03) 9525 9632.
    5. Confirmation of receipt of nominations will be given. If no such confirmation is received
 within two days of the expected date of delivery, please contact Gary Wastell on 
(03) 9525 9631 or 0419 525 963 or e-mail as above.
    6. Please retain a copy of all material sent. 


It would very much be appreciated if the organisers of all existing Grand Prix tournaments
 and the organisers of any tournaments who would like to be part of the Grand Prix register
 their dates for the 2001 Grand Prix with ROBERT JAMIESON as soon as possible. With 42
 events in 2000, the Grand Prix has been very successful this year and we aim to continue
 with the same set of rules next year. Many thanks to JASON LYONS for developing and
 marketing the Grand Prix late last year and to INGRID THOMPSON for administering it this year.

Please register with Robert Jamieson Phone 03 9700 6295(H) 
03 9579 2533(W) or Fax 03 9700 4917.

Fees: Class 1: $50 up front, plus $2 per player. Class 2: $100 up front plus
$2 per player. Class 3: $150 up front plus $2 per player. Events in
Tasmania, SA, WA and outside state capitals are entitled to a $50 reduction in their up 
front fee. Clubs in these areas can thus stage a class 1 event with no up front fee.

Tournament Classes: GP categories are determined by prize money: Class =
TP/1000. TP = total prizes (rounded to nearest category). In practice this
formula works out as follows: Class 1: Total prize money less than $1,500.
Class 2: Total prize money $1,500 to $2,499. Class 3: Total prize money
$2,500 or more.

Scoring Points:
There are three classes of tournament and six divisions: Open, U/2000,
U1600, Junior, Women and Unrated.
Points are awarded as follows:
Class 1: 1st 12, 2nd 9, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 3.
Class 2: 1st 16, 2nd 12, 3rd 9, 4th 6, 5th 4.
Class 3: 1st 20, 2nd 15, 3rd 12, 4th 9, 5th 6.
Each player's best 5 scores, by category, are accumulated to determine the
prize winners.

For all divisions, ratings from the ACF December 2000 list will be applied.
A player may win one prize only. Juniors must be under 18 years of age as at 1 January 
2001. State prizes are awarded to players in each state where
there are no prize winners.
Open: 1st $1,250, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $300, 5th $200.
U2000: 1st $750, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200.
U1600: 1st $750, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200.
Junior: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200.
Women: $500.
Unrated: $200.
State Prizes: $200.

Estimated prize pool: $9,000.

Robert will need to know the Club, Tournament Name, Dates, Venue, Anticipated Prize 
Fund, Class/Up Front Fee, Contact person plus phone, fax, snail mail and email contact details.

The main advantages of participation in the Grand Prix are substantial publicity of your
 event and the incentive of Grand Prix points for players to participate.

Events signed up for 2001:
1.     Dubbo RSL Open Class 1 Mar 3 & 4       Contact: Alexander Aich 02 6884 4561

2.      UQ Chess Tournament     Class1 April 20-22     Contact: David Cowland-Cooper

3.       Doeberl Cup     Class 3 Apr 13-16       Contact: Roger McCart 02 6249-2041

4.     The Noosa Open    Class 3     7th & 8th July 2001 ($2,500+ prize pool); Class 1 fees 
($50 & $2 per head) - Venue the Bicentennial Hall at Noosa.  Contact Robert Hochstadt

5.     The Maroochy Open     Class 3     3rd & 4th November 2001    ($2,500+ prize pool); 
Class 1 fees ($50 & $2 per head) - Venue the Discovery Beach Resort - Marcoola.  
Contact Robert Hochstadt (

6.    Newcastle Open    Class 2    3rd and 4th February    Contact: Colin Parsons, 
14 Wyndham Way, Eleebana. 2282



The remaining events in the 2000 Grand Prix are as follows:

November 18-19 Taree RSL Spring Open, Taree Sports and Rec Club, Cat 1,
ENDEL LANE 02 6559 9060
December 9-10 Vikings Weekender, Tuggeranong Rugby Club, Cat 1, Lee Forace 
Ph: 02 9556-3960
December 16-17 NSWCA Centenary Open, Sydney (Venue TBC), Cat 3, MICHAEL
WALSH 0407 068550
December 16-17 Christmas Swiss, Melbourne (Venue TBC), Cat 3, FRED
VANDERLINDE 03 5998 7757
Dec 28- Jan 9 Australian Open, Rydges Hotel, Canberra, Cat 3, ANDREW
GREENWOOD 0403 191 777
Australian Centenary of Federation Chess Festival

2001 Icon Australian Open
Rydges Lakeside Canberra
28 December 2000 - 09 January 2001

I have another update on confirmed players.  25-year old German GM Roland 
Schmaltz (2523) will be filling in for GM Markus Stangl.  As announced last week, 
GM Stefan Djuric (2472) has also just recently confirmed his participation.  
Negotiations are also taking place with some players at the Olympiad.  There 
have been further serious expressions of interest from around the world.  More 
updates to come next week.

Make sure you send your entries before the December 01 deadline so you can 
get the cheapest possible entry fee.


International Grandmasters:


International Masters:



Icon Recruitment

Rydges Lakeside Canberra

Australian National University Student Association

Wayward Bus Company

Centenary of Federation


If you want to view the latest version of the ChessACTion newsletter, you
can view it at:

The main website is being updated today:


There are some "Web-Hot" airfares available at:

These start at $72 one-way from Sydney-Canberra
and $145 one-way from Melbourne-Canberra
and also $145 one-way from Brisbane-Canberra

You must book online to get the cheap fares.
They are sold on first-come first served so book now!

Greyhound coach (Adult/One way) (Phone 132030)
Sydney/Canberra    $32
Melbourne/Canberra    $52

Rail: Countrylink trains: (Phone: 132232)
Sydney - Canberra:
$33 single (advanced purchase adult)
$29 single (students)
Melbourne - Canberra:
$63 single (advanced purchase adult)
$54 single (students)
Brisbane - Canberra
$90 single (advanced purchase adult)
$77 single (students)

Air (QANTAS) Return fares (Phone 131313)
Quoted at departure 28th December - must book ahead
Sydney/Canberra    $211.20
Melbourne/Canberra    $255.20
Brisbane/Canberra    $388.30
Adelaide/Canberra    $344.30
Hobart/Canberra    $433.40
Perth/Canberra:    $666.60
Darwin/Canberra    $777.70

(Brisbane/Sydney one way    $99.00)
(Melbourne/Sydney one way    $99.00)


The venue will be the entire first floor of the luxurious ballroom at
Rydges Lakeside Canberra Hotel on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin.
There is five-star dining available overlooking the lake and wonderful
views of the city and its surrounds.

For more information, you can read Chris Depasquale's article on the event at:

Rydges have offered us discount rates of over 50% off standard rates:
$130/night including full buffet breakfast.
There are other options starting from $18/night at Fenner Hall.
Cheaper for groups - look at Rydges Eaglehawk rates - great value.


All accommodation options are available at

Again, booking early is essential because there is high demand.
Take advantage of the rates the organisers have secured for you.


- 2001 Australian Open (11 rounds):
Thurs 28 Dec - Tues 9 Jan (rest days Mon 1 and Sun 7 Jan)
All rounds 2 pm except last round 10 am.
Time limits: 40 moves in 120 minutes, followed by 20 moves in 60 minutes
then 20 seconds per move cumulative (DGT program 16)

- Australian Minor (7 rounds): Restricted to players under ACF 1600.
Thurs 28 Dec - Sun 31 Dec.
Rounds at 9 am and 2 pm daily except just one 2pm round on Thurs 28 Dec.
Time limits: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 20 moves in 30 minutes
then 20 seconds per move cumulative (DGT program 15)

- Australian Repechage (6 rounds): Restricted to players under ACF 2000
Tues 2 Jan - Sun 7 Jan - rounds at 9 am each day.
Time limits: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 20 moves in 30 minutes
then 20 seconds per move cumulative (DGT program 15)
Note: Open players can enter this event also.

- Australian Open Rapidplay (7 rounds)
Mon 1 Jan. Commences 11 am. Time limits: 30 mins.

- Australian Open Lightning (11 rounds)
Sun 7 Jan. Commences 4pm. Time limits: 5 mins.

- Also nightly lightning and transfer tournaments at 7:30pm.  There will be
other lectures and demonstration events.

Players can choose to play in the following combination of tournaments:
- Open (28 Dec - 9 Jan)
- U/1600 Minor (28-31 Dec)
- U/2000 Repechage (2-7 Jan)
- Open + U/2000 Repechage
- U/1600 Minor + U/2000 Repechage


There is great prize-money available for the club strength player.  Over
$20,000 in prizes will be handed out during the festival.  At least $11,300 in prizes
 for the Open, over $2,500 in each of the Minor and Repechage and over $4,000
 in the Australian Juniors.  There is something for players of all standards.  Go 
to the web site for the full prize list.


2001 Australian Open: Adult $120, Concession $96

2001 Australian Minor U/1600: Adult $50, Concession $40

2001 Australian Repechage U/2000: Adult $50, Concession $40

- Entries postmarked after 01 December will incur a late fee of $20
Open/$10 Minor.  Players who enter the Open are exempt from a $10 late fee
in the Repechage.

2001 Australian Open Rapidplay: Adult $40, Concession $32

2001 Australian Open Lightning, Adult $20, Concession $16

Concession entry is available to juniors under 18 years (as of 28 December
2000), current full-time students and the unwaged.  Organisers may request
proof of concession status.

Entry can be paid via cheque payable to ACT Chess Association Inc.  Also, 
payment via credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Bankcard) can be made by
filling out the entry form, or made directly over the phone.  Direct
banking at any Commonwealth Bank branch can be arranged with Andrew
Greenwood (see below).

Post, fax or email your entry with payment details to the addresses below, or 
request or download the entry form.  The entry form can be downloaded from:

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0, which is available from

Also, the brochure itself can be downloaded from:
(large file - 2.8 megabytes)

Alternatively, request a brochure to be mailed to you.

Further contact information is below:

Australian Centenary of Federation Chess Festival
PO Box 470
Erindale Centre ACT 2903
Tel. 0403-191-777
Fax. 02-6291-0385


by David Cordover

The Secondary and Primary Interschool Finals were held on Sunday 12th 
and Monday 13th November. Both held A & B grade Finals.

Well done to Melbourne High (John Nemeth, Amir Nissan, Chao Tan, Richard Saw) 
and Essex Heights (Ruperto Lugo, Michelle Lee, James Papa, Ryan Carey) who 
progress to the National Schools Finals, and PLC and Essex Heights who play in 
the Girls' Championships.

Place Name                        Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
  1   Melbourne High,                     30.5    133.0 168.0  147.5
  2   University High,                    30      133.0 168.5  142.0
  3   Xavier College,                     22.5    137.5 173.0  111.5
  4   Glen Waverley Secondary,            21.5    143.0 187.0  106.5
 5-6  Westbourne Grammar,                 20.5    133.5 169.0  103.0
      Springvale Secondary,               20.5    130.5 173.0   97.0
  7   Brighton Grammar,                   19.5    138.0 181.5  103.0
 8-9  Mentone Grammar,                    15      131.5 174.0   85.0
      Presbyterian Ladies Colle,          15      112.5 139.0   71.0
10-11 Brauer College "A1",                13.5    121.0 156.5   70.5
      Northcote High,                     13.5    108.5 135.0   59.0
 12   Brauer College "A2",                13      109.0 134.5   65.0
 13   Eumemmering Secondary,              12      111.0 138.5   70.0
 14   MacRobertson Girls High,            5       128.0 170.5   29.0
Place Name                        Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
  1   Haileybury College,                 31      132.5 162.5  152.0
  2   Melbourne High B,                   27      132.5 178.0  121.0
  3   Mazenod College,                    24.5    125.5 159.5  135.0
  4   Northcote High B,                   21      125.5 159.5   95.0
  5   Samaritan Catholic Colleg,          19.5    130.5 164.5  101.5
  6   Melbourne Gramar,                   19      127.5 161.5   94.5
  7   Keilor Downs Secondary,             17.5    120.5 154.5   86.5
  8   Camberwell Grammar,                 16.5    136.5 175.5   92.0
9-10  Methodist Ladies College,           14.5    124.0 158.0   78.5
      Monash Secondary,                   14.5    121.0 151.0   63.0
 11   Penleigh & Essendon GS,             8       122.5 150.0   42.0
 12   MacRobertson Girls B,               3       130.5 169.5   19.0
Place Name                  Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
  1   Essex Heights "A",            31       98.0 127.0  136.0
  2   Valkstone,                    20.5     94.0 120.0   83.0
  3   Essex Heights Girls,          19.5    101.5 139.0   93.0
  4   Balwyn Nth,                   18.5    102.5 143.0   85.0
  5   Mt Scopus "A",                17.5     98.5 139.0   81.0
 6-9  Essex Heights "B",            17      102.0 145.0   81.5
      Ivanhoe Grammar,              17       92.5 130.0   72.0
      Weeden Heights,               17       90.5 128.0   72.0
      Mont Albert,                  17       89.5 130.0   69.0
 10   Melbourne Grammar,            15       90.0 115.0   62.5
 11   Mt Scopus "B",                14       95.5 120.5   72.0
 12   Comet Hill,                   11.5     95.0 132.5   52.5
 13   Comet Hill "B",               8.5      89.5 118.5   48.5

Place Name                        Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
  1   Boroondara Park,                    23      103.0 133.5  111.0
  2   Essex Heights "Girls B",            22      101.5 133.0   96.0
  3   Gandel Besen "A",                   20.5     97.5 129.0   89.0
  4   Essex Heights "C",                  20      103.0 134.5   85.5
  5   Caulfield Grammar,                  18.5    104.5 136.0   81.0
 6-7  Brighton Grammar (Buzz),            15      103.0 134.5   64.0
      Gandel Besen "B",                   15       85.0 116.5   65.5
  8   Xavier College,                     14       87.5 119.0   64.5
9-10  Brighton Grammar (Braves),          13.5     96.0 126.5   67.5
      Mordialloc,                         13.5     89.5 118.5   57.5
11-12 Fitzroy Community,                  8.5      96.5 128.0   43.5
      Huntly,                             8.5      96.5 127.0   39.0

Strange how a certain International Master made a huge fuss and carry-on 
about the dates for Interschool Finals clashing with the Olympiad, and 
eventually did not attend the Olympiad (supposedly) because of his great
 need to be with the children at the interschool championships.
And yet on the day of the interschool finals something even more important 
must have come up because he was only there for 20 minutes (10 at either end of the day).

Very best wishes to all.

Robert Jamieson


Robert Jamieson
Acting President, Australian Chess Federation
PO Box 716 Mt.Waverley 3149
Phone 03 9579-2533 (w) 03 9700-6295 (h) Fax 03 9570-4095 (w)

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