ACF Bulletin No. 127 - 29 July
IN THIS ISSUE
Asian Championships for Women, Corporate Sponsorship, Australian
Forum, 2002 Oceanic Zonal, Asia v Europe match, Zong Yuan Zhao,
Inter Schools, 2001 Grand Prix, Australian Rapid Play
Club Championships, NSW Grade Chess, Around Australia
ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR WOMEN INCORPORATING
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT 2 TO 12
LAST CALL FOR
I understand from Robert Jamieson that we still do not, as
yet, have any
nominations for the position of Australian seeds at the above
This will be held at Channai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India from 2 to
September. I have been advised that Australia is entitled to two
Entry fee 200 Swiss Francs. Free board and lodging for seeds. Extra
and accompanying persons twin US$60 per day, single US$100 per day.
rounds. New FIDE time controls to be used. Prize fund to be
shortly. Nominations for seeds to be in to Robert Jamiesonauschess@iaccess.com.au
by this Friday
3 August latest please.
CORPORATE RELATIONS - PETER
Former ACF President Peter Wallman is actively pursuing
sponsorship for Australian chess.
If you are able to give him any leads at all, especially by opening the
to top level corporate leaders, please email Peter with the information.
could also do with help with any or all of the following:
1. Names of famous chess players.
Influential Australians who play chess.
3. Corporate Sponsors (and statements
if possible from them) in different
parts of the world.
interesting photos, catchy jokes, sayings etc covering the
AUSTRALIAN CHESS FORUM
Having just read the July edition of this excellent magazine, it occurred
me that I haven't given it a plug for a long time, if at all. This is one
the few 'hard copy' chess publications available in Australia. It is
serious record of Australian chess which is clearly editorially
Many thanks to Shaun Press and Paul
Dunn for their great work.
If you would like to subscribe at an annual cost of $44 incl GST (12
per annum), the contact details are as follows:
Advertising rates: Full Page $110, Half Page $66, Quarter Page $44
incl) Deadline for advertising, news and copy: 14th of every month.
to the editor are encouraged but correspondents are asked to keep
and to the point.
2002 OCEANIC ZONAL
Assuming that there is no change in policy by FIDE, the 2002 Oceanic
will be held from Monday 6 May to Saturday 11 May at the Warwick
Hotel/Resort, a luxury hotel fronting the beach with many facilities. I
advised by the President of the Fiji Chess Association, Dr Virgilio de
that May is usually off peak for air travel. Dr de Asa has organised
special room rates of F$67.50 (F$135 per room) or single room at
inclusive of full buffet breakfast. The normal hotel/resort rooms
between F$200 and F$280 for overseas guests ($1.00AUD = 1.16754FJD). Dr
has provided a comprehensive package which I believe will be very
ASIA V EUROPE MATCH
This will be held in Georgia from 14 to 20 September 2001. The ACF
our two GMs, Ian Rogers and Daryl
Johansen. However, I am advised by Ignatius Leong
that, based on
ratings and the rule of one player per federation, Asia's six
men will be
Anand (or Sasikiran),
Kasimdzhanov, Ye, Vladimirov,
Dao. Ian Rogers is a
As a matter of interest, I checked the FIDE ratings of the players
which are as follows:
Anand 2797 India (Rapid 283)
Sasikiran 2589 India (No Rapid
Kasimdzhanov 2704 Uzbekistan (Rapid 268)
Ye 2677 China (Rapid
Vladimirov 2612 Kazikstan (Rapid 261)
Adianto 2598 Indonesia (Rapid
Dao 2572 Vietnam (Rapid 255)
Rogers 2538 Australia 29th on Asian list (Rapid 260)
Australia 37th on Asian list (No Rapid Rating)
Zong-Yuan promised to send me a regular report of his
European travels as
I'm sure that there are many in the chess community who
are keen to hear of
his progress. Here is his first note:
Just a quick note to let you all know that everything is going fine and
result in the Smith & Willamson Young Masters. I managed to get 5.5/9
was enough for equal third with four other people out of a field of 22.
tournament was well organized and most enjoyable.
This Saturday I'm heading for Scarborough where I will be competing in
British Championships until the 11th of August.
All the best, Zong-Yuan Zhao
I also received this note from Stewart Reuben
regarding my error in Zong-
Yuan's score as reported in last week's bulletin:
"Calamity! Zong-Yuan Zhao scored 5.5/9 and came 3-7= in the Smith
Williamson Young Masters. He is thinking of suing you for libel."
QUEENSLAND INTERSCHOOLS - IAN
While no threat yet to the NSWJCL program, interschool chess in
is expanding at a rate of knots. The Gold Coast regional
tournaments are the
trailblazers, with total players in the primary and
secondary events now
over 1000. CAQ is maintaining the thrust in Brisbane,
and is now running the
state titles as truly statewide events, with zonal
tournaments beyond the
established regions in the south-east corner of the
While the Suncoast and Toowoomba clubs stage interschool events in
zones, this week CAQ is conducting zonals in Gladstone and Mackay.
Bay - Burnett follows at the end of August, then North Queensland and
North Queensland in October. Western Queensland is also being targeted,
zonals in Charleville and Mt Isa if there is sufficient interest.
Brisbane zonals have been played, as have the first rounds of the Gold
The state finals between the zonal primary and secondary winners
scheduled for late October, with the state winners going on to the
finals in Brisbane on 15-16 December.
Another initiative is the RNA Greater Brisbane Primary Schools
Championships, being played over six days at the Brisbane
Ekka - cf the Royal Easter Show in Sydney). The Royal
is sponsoring the event, with the championships of two
being held on each of the first five days, culminating in
final between the winning teams.
The thrust into north and outback Queensland is being helped in no
part by a $5000 grant from Sport and Recreation Queensland, an arm of
2001 GRAND PRIX
One new event this week. The Australian Rapid Play is a class 3 event
Just a reminder that we welcome more details of Grand Prix events
publication in this bulletin.
There are now 41 events for 2001.
20-21/October Box Hill Whitehorse Festival Week-Ender VIC Cat 2
NSW 15, Qld 9, Tas 4, SA 4, ACT 3, Vic 5, WA 1.
AUSTRALIAN RAPID PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 4/5 AUGUST -
Deakin University will again be hosting the Australian
Championships over the weekend of 4/5 August.
$8000 in prize-money!!! Plenty of ratings prizes and special junior
3 divisions, U/1600, U/2000 and Open. Prize money as follows:
$1,300.00 2nd $900.00 3rd $500.00 4th $250.00 Under 2150 $250.00
1st $600.00 2nd $400.00 3rd $200.00
Group A 1st $200.00 2nd $100.00 Group B
1st $200.00 2nd $100.00 Top Female
Under 1600 1st $500.00 2nd $350.00 3rd $200.00 Group A 1st $200.00
$100.00 Group B $200.00 2nd $100.00
Best Junior $100.00 2nd $50.00 3rd $25.00
$50.00 2nd $25.00
Best U14 $50.00 2nd $25.00
Best U12 $50.00 2nd
Best U10 $50.00 3rd $25.00
Deakin Student Prizes 1st
$100.00 2nd $50.00
Unrated Prize $100.00
ANU CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - NYE
The ANU Club Championships just finished. Congratulations to
Greenwood for winning!
Here is a copy of the final
10 De Gier,
NEWS OF ARIANNE CAOILI
Arianne, now aged 14,
has just finished playing in the Dortminud event where
she scored her 5th WIM
norm. She came 21st in a field of 110 scoring 7/11
and coming equal with GMs.
She had a performance rating of 2350. She is now
participating in the
Vlissingen International Open in Holland. She is hoping
to make a WGM
NSW GRADE CHESS - PETER
Open grade scores after 9 rounds:
1 St George Pl 32 Pts 21.0 65.63%
2 Koala Pl 32 Pts 20.5 64.06%
Wests Pl 32 Pts 19.0 59.38%
4 Fairfield Pl 32 Pts 14.5 45.31%
Pl 36 Pts 15.00 41.67%
6 North Sydney Pl 36 Pts 10.00 27.78%
AROUND AUSTRALIA TRIP
I will be in Sydney on 25/26 September, Perth from 27 September to
October, Adelaide on 4/5 October and Melbourne on 6/7 October. I very
hope to arrange open meetings in each of these states and will
further in due course.
A big thank you to all of you who supported us in "Chess" the Rock
which ran at Top Ryde in June/July. The season was a near sell-out
thoroughly enjoyable for all of us at ‘THE’ Theatre Company.
You may know that we marketed it via an unofficial two-day ‘Cold War’
Tournament at Chatswood which was well supported by NSW Chess
Many people (from NSW Chess and various clubs) gave me great advice in
early days of its planning and eventually we went with Nick
guidance. Thanks to all of you and Nick, we were able to
hold two great days
of chess with 16 entrants, which turned out to be just
the right number for
the space allocated to us at Westfield Chatswood.
Thank you Nick, and to everyone either in or related to NSW
Association who either helped or participated. And to those of you who
to our show, I hope you enjoyed the performance!
Cold War Chess Tournament Results:
Overall Winner: Rob Goris $200 Overall 2nd (tied):
Johnny ($50) and Lachlan
Winner (tied) Aaron White ($85) and
Upul ($85) Third (tied) Ken Shen ($15)
Norm Greenwood ($15).
Congratulations to all winners, and many thanks again to all of you.
cast and directors thoroughly enjoyed ourselves during the
especially during the final game which was played on the giant
The tournament’s team results (USA vs USSR) turned out to be a
draw, as did
the final giant board match.
Regards, Paul Moore