ACF Bulletin No. 109 - 25 March 2001


Webpage, Oceanic Zonal, Corporate Sponsorship, News from South Australia, 2001 Grand Prix, The Italo Australian Club 39th Doeberl Cup, Sydney Easter Cup, Darling Downs Open, Public Liability Insurance for your state or club.


PAUL BROEKHUYSE has being doing a fantastic job on the webpage which is being reflected in a greatly increased number of hits. His latest innovation is an interstate teams internet match along the lines of the Kasparov v Rest of the World internet match. Team moves will be voted upon. Visit the ACF webpage at to register for your state or territory.

Another interesting part of the site is the bulletin board where a series of interesting discussions take place. In recent days there have been interesting debates on the new FIDE time controls and the statistical side of the ratings system.

Amongst a host of other information are the weekly chess columns of IAN ROGERS, PETER PARR and IAN MURRAY and a new 'Games Galore' section.

Watch this space for more developments in the coming weeks.


Interest in the Oceanic Zonal, to be held at the Radisson Palm Meadows, Gold Coast from 22-27 April, is encouraging.

Confirmed entries to date:

Open: Wallace 2366, Feldman 2399, Zhao 2396, Wastney (NZ seed) 2241, Tindall 2226, Jones (Brian) 2196, Jones (Lee) Unrated.

Women: Berezina 2295, Mills Unrated, Smith (NZ seed) Unrated.


Open: Stead 2183, Lukey 2234, PNG seed, Kumar (Fiji seed) Unrated, Levi 2245, Allen 2255, Corker 2027, Reilly 2229, Gluzman 2432, Ilic 2021, Smith (NZ) 2282, Sandler 2402.

Women: Koshnitsky 2156, Lip Unrated, Moylan 2121, Szuveges 2046.

Entry form with full details at

The PNG seed will be decided at the PNG Open being run by Gary Bekker over Easter.


Former ACF President PETER WALLMAN has kindly taken on the task of Corporate Relations. This is not an easy job. In fact it is very challenging. Australian chess has never had a major national sponsor. Whilst Cepacol and Mercantile Mutual did a good job specifically on the Grand Prix for a few years, Peter will be endeavouring to build a relationship with big business covering the whole of Australian chess.

Whilst Peter has several very high level contacts in the Sydney corporate sector, he would very much appreciate the names of any chess players (especially in Sydney) who move in high level corporate circles. Please contact Peter at or myself at


JOSEPH TANTI is the new Secretary of SAJCL having taken the place of EVELYN KOSHNITSKY who has retired. Evelyn was nominated as the SAJCL patron and she gracefully accepted. Joe has indeed big shoes to fill. ALAN GOLDSMITH was re-elected as President of SAJCL.

Check out the new webpage


Please note once again that the new Grand Prix Supervisor is NORM BRAYBROOKE <>. I'm sure that he would love to hear about new events. Norm's webpage is at: We continue to appeal to chess organisers in Victoria and WA to give players in those states the opportunity to earn Grand Prix points.

The three upcoming events are the three Easter weekenders: Doeberl Cup (Canberra), Sydney Easter Cup and the Darling Downs Open (Toowoomba).


A Class 3 ACF Grand Prix Event, 13-16 APRIL 2001, The Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, Canberra ACT

Prizes $10,000
Open Division (FIDE-rated)
First $2200, Second $1100, Third $600, Fourth $400, Fifth $300, Under 2150 $300, Best Junior $200, Best Local $100

Major Division (Rated under 2000 only)
First $1000, Second $700, Third $500, 1700-1799 $300, Under 1700 $250, Best Junior $100, Best Local $100

Minor Division (Rated under 1600 only)
First $600, Second $400, Third $300, 1350-1499 $250, Under 1350 $200, Best Unrated $100


April 13 (Good Friday): 12:00 noon Entries close 1:15 pm Opening ceremony 1:30 pm Round 1 7:00 pm Round 2

April 14: 10:00am Round 3 - 3:00pm Round 4 - 7:30pm Lightning Tournament

April 15: 10:00am Round 5 - 3:00pm Round 6

April 16: 9:00am Round 7 - 1:45pm Presentations

Entry Fees:
Adult $90 (GMs, IMs free). Under 18s $50. A $20 (Adult) /$10 (Under 18s) discount applies if entry is received by 6 April 2001. A $35 surcharge applies for under 2000 non-FIDE rated entries to Open Section. Players must be ACT or State Association members.

Time Limits:
Digital clocks will be used. Open Section (FIDE rated): 32 moves in 90 minutes, then 24 moves in 30 minutes, followed by 20 seconds per move until finish. Major/ Minor Sections: 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 moves in 30 minutes, followed by 20 seconds per move until finish.

Director of Play: SHAUN PRESS

Please make cheques payable to ACTCA. ENTRIES TO: PAUL DUNN (Treasurer, Doeberl Cup) 20 Richmond St Macquarie ACT 2614

ROGER McCART (Convener, Doeberl Cup) Ph: 02-6251 6190 Email:

Macquarie Private Hotel 18 National Cct Barton ph 02-6273-2325 Twinshare B&B $84 per night; Single $48:50 to $60:50 per night Forrest Motor Inn 30 National Cct Forrest ph 02-6295-3433;

Single/Double/Twinshare $105 per night Telopea Inn 16 New South Wales Cres Forrest ph 02-6295-3722 Twinshare $99 per night; Family 4 + Kitchen $150 per night Rydge's Capital Hill Cnr Canberra Ave & National Cct Forrest ph 02-6295-3144 Double/Twinshare B&B $179 per night

ROGER McCART ph: (02) 6125 2041 Fax: (02) 6247 4823 Email:

Changes to venue and timetable of Sydney 2001 Easter Cup

This comp will now be staged by the Parramatta RSL Chess Club, located on corner of O'Connell and Macquarie Streets Parramatta.  Run on Easter Saturday and  Sunday commencing 10am.  Director of Play will be Mr. Manny Rivera on (02) 9687-5278.  Games of one hour each per player, loss on flag fall. 
First prize guaranteed of $150 minimun plus trophy.  Games to be rated. 
Entry fees: standard $25, Concession $20, Juniors and Students $10.
Note this will not take place at Canterbury Leagues Club.
Peter Hanna: or Paul Sike 9533-1759 Postal address P.O. Box 274, Cabramatta 2166


Friday 13/04/01 Rd 1 - 10am Rd 2 - 12.30pm Rd 3 - 4pm

Saturday 14/04/01 Rd 4 - 9am Rd 5 - 2.30pm

Sunday 15/04/01 Rd 6 - 9am Rd 7 - 2.30pm

Total Prizes $1600 Grand Prix Class 2

Enquires to: Toowoomba Chess Club 97 Tourist Rd Toowoomba 4350 Ph (07) 46351255

Email: <>

Entry fees: Seniors: $46 Concession: $36 Cadets: $31 Non-CAQ (or other state) members: +$10


Did you know that if your club has less then 50 members, you can join the ACF policy for just $121 per annum? This is ridiculously inexpensive. Any club that does not have insurance is crazy and any club that is paying more than $121 is crazy! Any club that only has (say) $2,000,000 public liability insurance is probably under insured!

To take advantage of this special offer, all you need to do is email NORM GREENWOOD <> with the following details: Name of club, number of current members, main meeting venue (if any), incorporated or unincorporated, any previous liability incidents, contact name/address/phone/fax/email, interested parties to be noted on policy (if any).

You will then be contacted directly by the insurer, CHRIS ZUCCALA, who will advise you of the pro-rata premium to pay to the common renewal date (31 August).

If you wish to contact Chris Zuccala direct please do so on email <> or phone 03 9569 1569 or fax 03 9569 1515.

Very best wishes to all.

Graeme Gardiner
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)
Chess - the clever sport!
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