ACF Bulletin #203, February 10, 2003

In This Issue

* Auckland International
* Gibraltar
* Chess Directory
* Tournament results
* Letters
* Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

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Auckland International Open

New Zealand: A number of Aussies competed in the Auckland International Open. Theos Rippis (NSW) was our top scorer with five points. Fellow NewSouthWelshmen Alek Safarian, Lee Jones and Brian Jones managed 4.5, along with the remarkable Raymond Song, who is just nine years old. Song beat New Zealand Master Peter Stuart in the last round. Angela Song, the new Australian Girls U/18 Champion, scored 3.5.

Gary Bekker provided live games from the event.

Leading final scores (34 players, 9 rounds)
IM P.Froelich (Germany) 7.5
GM D.Sermek (Slovenia) 7
IM A.Ker (New Zealand) 6.5
L.McLaren (New Zealand) 6.

Official site   View Games

[Event "Auckland Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2003.01.31"]
[Round "9.11"]
[White "Song, Raymond"]
[Black "Stuart, Peter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A45"]
[BlackElo "2215"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. d5 Qb6 4. Nc3 g6 5. e4 d6 6. f4 Qxb2 7. Nb5 Qb4+ 8. c3 Qxe4+ 9. Be2 Na6 10. Nxd6+ exd6 11. Bxf6 Rg8 12. Nf3 Nc7 13. O-O Qxd5 14. Bb5+! Bd7 15. Re1+! Qe6 16. Rxe6+ fxe6 17. Bxd7+ Kxd7 18. c4 Re8 19. Qa4+ Kc8 20. Qxa7 Be7 21. Bxe7 Rxe7 22. Rb1 Na6 23. Qa8+ Nb8 24. Ng5 h6 25. Ne4 Rd8 26. Rb6 Red7 27. Nxd6+ 1-0

Gibralta Chess Congress

Europe: Australian GM Darryl Johansen held his own against strong overseas GMs, finishing equal fifth on 6.5/10. IM Alex Wohl also did well with 5.0.

7.5 Short, Kotronias
7.0 Palac, Shaw
6.5 Johansen, Tiviakov, Sulskis, Epishin, Ledger
6.0 Cherniaev, Plaskett, Speelman, Luther, Pavlovic, Lalic, Reinderman, Barsov, Ledger
5.0 ... Wohl ...

Official site   View Games

A great fight:
Round 9
Jonkman-Wohl 1-0

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nge7 6. Na3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nf5 8. Nc2 Bd7 9. Be2 Be7 10. O-O h5 11. Ne3 Nh6 12. Ne1 Qb6 13. N1c2 h4 14. b4 f5 15. f4 Nf7 16. b5 Na5 17. Ba3 Bxa3 18. Nxa3 O-O-O 19. Bh5 Be8 20. Rc1+ Kb8 21. Rc5 Nd6 22. exd6 Bxh5 23. Qd2 Rxd6 24. Rfc1 Rdd8 25. Nec2 h3 26. Nb4 hxg2 27. Nc6+ bxc6 28. bxc6 Ka8 29. Rxa5 Bf3 30. Nb5 Rxh2 31. Kxh2 Rh8+ 32. Kg3 Qxc6 33. Rxa7+ Kb8 34. Qa5 1-0

35.Ra8+! Qa8 36.Qc7 # is a nice finish.

Gardiner Chess Centre

Queensland: Graeme Gardiner's Chess Centre has opened on the Gold Coast, with 170 attending despite heavy rain - and even a mention in Parliament!

Official site

Australian Chess Directory

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Box Hill 2003 Autumn Cup

Round 1 Bulletin: Nearly all of us gathered on Friday the 31st of January to start the 2003 Autumn Cup. The rest of the field seemed to be walking up and down Carrington Road enjoying the Chinese New Year celebrations, or were testing the organisers out to see how late they could leave their entry to the tournament. By late Tuesday 4/2 the entries had increased significantly to 103 thanks to the efforts of Gerrit Hartland and Phillip O'Connor.

Usually in round one there are few surprise results due to the Swiss pairings setting up games with sizeable rating differences. But the following should be noted: Dusan Stojic drew with IM Michael Gluzman, Vikram Palit toppled Miralem Campara, Edward Rice accounted for Howard Liston, Arthur Goudy lost out to Derek Yu, Natasha Lauder scored against Casey Hickman, and Cathy Farrelly had a great draw against John Foster. Do you see the trend here in the upsets? In each case the lower rated player was much younger than their opponent.

Bulletins will be available on our web-site each week. This one is at:

And here is how a 1690 rated player, Dusan Stojic, earns a draw against IM Michael Gluzman, rated 2371.

(1) Gluzman,M (2371) - Stojic,D (1690) [A69]
Autumn Cup Box Hill (1.1), 31.01.2003

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 I decided to play a complicated game as I have not played tournament chess for while. 7...Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.Be2 Re8 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.Bg5 Qb6 13.0-0 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.Bc4 Bf5 16.Rc1? [16.Nb5 the main move. I just refer to 5 games played by Anatoly Vaiser. A) 16...Nd7 17.a4 f6 (17...Qa5 18.d6 Be6 19.Bxe6 Rxe6 20.Qf3 f6 21.Qxb7 Nb6 22.Bh6 f5 23.Rae1 1-0 Vaisser -Jolic 1990) 18.a5 Qd8 19.Bh6 Kh8 20.d6 Bxb2 21.Ra2 Ne5 22.Be2 Bd4+ 23.Nxd4 cxd4 24.Qxd4 Re6 25.Rd1 Qd7 26.Rad2 Rae8; B) 16...a6 17.d6 axb5 18.Bxf7+ Kxf7 19.Rxf5+ gxf5 20.Qh5+ Kf8 21.Qxh7 Qxd6 22.Bh6+ Qxh6 23.Qxh6+ Bg7 24.Qd6+ Kg8 25.Qd5+ Kh8 26.Qxf5 Nc6 27.Qh5+ Kg8 28.Qd5+ Kh7 29.Qh5+] 16...Qxb2! 17.Qf3 a6? [A mistake. There is no need for this move. It was much stronger to play 17...Nd7 immediately as a6 does not have to be played.] 18.d6 Looks like white now has initiative and their pieces are doing well. However Dusan played a very good move! 18...Nd7 [18...Bxd6? 19.Rb1! and white is much better because of taking the b7 pawn.] 19.Kh1 Bxc3?! Black is playing for a draw: they were very short of time. However Black's position is so good that even after this move they are still winning. [19...b5] 20.Rxc3 Ne5 21.Qg3 Nxc4 22.Rxc4 Qe5 23.Qh4 Bd3 [23...Qxd6? 24.Bf6 threatening Qh7+.] 24.Bf6 Qh5? [24...Qe3! winning.] 25.Qxh5 gxh5 26.Rxc5 Bxf1 27.Rg5+ It is a draw now, white has a perpetual check. I was trying to play on (very risky for white). Dusan played the ending very well as he had two seconds left on his clock at least twice during the reminder of the game. 27...Kf8 28.Bg7+ Kg8 29.Bd4+ Kf8 30.d7 Ke7 31.dxe8R+ Rxe8 32.Rxh5 Bd3 33.Kg1 Kd7 34.Bc3 Kc6 35.Rh3 Bg6 36.Kf2 Re4 37.a3 Ra4 38.Bg7 Rc4 39.Re3= b5 40.h3 a5 41.g4 b4 42.axb4 axb4 43.Re8 Kb5 44.Kg3 h5 45.gxh5 Bxh5 46.Re5+ Rc5 47.Kf4 Rxe5 48.Bxe5 Kc4 49.Kg5 Bg6 50.h4 b3 51.h5 Bxh5 52.Kxh5 Kd5 53.Bb2 f5 54.Kh4 Ke4 55.Kg3 Ke3 56.Bc1+ Ke4= 1/2-1/2

Trevor Stanning

Official site

Classified information ...

NSW: On Thursday January 30th the NSWCA council approved "NSWCA Classifieds on the Web" - a means by which chess players can sell chess related and other items to others. The adds are reasonably priced by comparison to the newspaper rates and they target a specialised group ( i.e. Chessplayers).

Run it till you sell it or 6 months which ever comes first
$5 per add for NSWCA members
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Cheers - Mal Murrell
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Care for kids ...

A discussion about improving communication in relation to junior chess:

ACF Junior Chess Matters

Dear All,
I'm sending this email to you all in order to try an open some communication channels in Junior Chess in this country. Communication seems to be half the battle regarding junior chess, so as to ensure the kids have the best opportunity to make the most of their abilities over the board. Hopefully with improved communications, things such as coaching, training, elite events, etc can be co-ordinated throughout the country, as well as to try and minimise the amount of 'doubling up' going on around the country. It should also try and works as a vehicle for ideas, so that ideas which are being tried and are proving successful in some parts of the country can be spread to other parts of the country, so that Australian chess as a whole will benefit.

Part of the problem that has become apparent in recent years is that, apart from a few outstanding performances from players such as David Smerdon, Zong- Yuan Zhao and others, the Australian contingent at overseas events such as the World Youth festival, Asian Juniors, etc has typically struggled to compete once the kids have progressed past the Under 12 age division. It is this area that needs to be worked on, so that the kids that have potential can have it fully developed, and are able to compete with kids from other countries on an even footing.

The communication channels will also hopefully allow events for to be held for juniors around some of the top events on the Australian Chess Calendar such as the Doeberl Cup, the Gold Coast Open, etc.

Kerry Stead
ACF Junior Co-ordinator

Hi Kerry,
Wonderful idea - communications are of most importance and your idea of helping all chess players in Australia regardless of location is great. A couple of years ago SA paid the expenses of two outstanding juniors to play in interstate tourneys for experience - this may not be a priority for the eastern states but top competition for other states in junior chess can be hard to find.
SA top juniors play in adult competitions but even sufficient adult competitions of the desired standard can be hard to find.
Graeme always talked of a Chess University for outstanding juniors but this founded on funding. Perhaps in time Graeme's business may incorporate with funding assistance an elite Chess Academy.
Please , all persons on this list lets communicate for the beneficiaries will be Australian Juniors.

George Howard
President ACF

Jenny Oliver responds:
Hi ,
Yes I also think this is a wonderful idea of Kerry’s – hopefully in time some great ideas will come of it, but just being able to exchange ideas is a great start.
I just want to enlarge on George’s comment about sending juniors interstate to get competition. I think it is a problem in all states not just SA and WA. The chess community is not a huge one. Even in Sydney with its millions of people there is still only a small chess community. Everyone suffers from having to play the same people again and again. Of course it is easier for say Sydney people to travel up to the ACT for Doeberl, than it is for someone in Adelaide, but the inherent problems are the same.
If Sydney and Melbourne have any advantage, I would have though it is in the coaching. The ACT looks at the strong coaches that Sydney and Melbourne have, with great envy.
The ACTJCL is thinking of running the ACT Under 16 championships as an open tournament this year (actually interstate juniors are always welcome in any of our tournaments – we just plan to publicise this one a bit more). . i.e title can only be won by an ACT player, but prize money can be won by anyone. There will be $1,500 in prize money. The idea is to run it on the 14th and 15th of April, with Doeberl to start on the 18th. That way it might be worthwhile for strong juniors to come and play the under 16 and then stay on for Doeberl. This is a way of getting more juniors together to play each other and get a bit of variety in whom they play.
What do people think?
Also I think that Australia is pretty much falling behind overseas, once they leave the under 10.

Jenni Oliver
President ACTJCL

GP Co-ordinator needed

The ACF still needs someone to run the race. Norm Braybrook did a sterling job co-ordinating last year's epic - can you do likewise? If you've been looking for a way to get involved in Australian chess, this could be it. Think about it!


I recently ran across the game Charlick-Mann, correspondence, Australia, 1881, in my search for games and analysis of the amusing Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+). It is an important game, historically, as it appears to be the first known correspondence game with the JG; although later the same year several of Alonzo Wheeler Jerome's correspondence games (some not completed) from the USA came to light.

I was wondering if you were familiar with any other contact that Charlick had with the Jerome Gambit?

It is possible that Charlick came across the opening in an issue of the 1877 Chess Player's Chronicle, or in Gossip's 1879 edition of his "Theory of the Chess Openings." It is also possible that he was developing the line on his own, independent of (prior to?) Jerome.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Rick Kennedy


Hello Australia Chess Federation,

Do you maybe have the E-mail address of the woman chess player now residing in your country - Slavica MARKOV?


IM Jovan Petronic
Chairman of the FIDE Computer & Internet Chess Committee


Hi Paul, Immanuel College wanted me to apologise for making a statement that could seem as though it was the schools firewall that caused the failure of the "live" broadcast of the games.

I do not want to blame Immanuel College for the problems encountered uploading 'Live Games' during the Australian Junior Chess Championship 2003

There was problem's with TOMA not being able to work behind a firewall. Also, the alternative method I was using was also giving me problems, I do not in any way want to blame Immanuel school for this mishap. We ought to have been in there a week prior to the event of which I have already stated to make sure everthing was up and running smoothly.

Steven Nichols
SACA Webmaster

Upcoming tournaments

Melbourne Chess Club Championship

66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy.
Format: 9 round open Swiss tournament, FIDE rated. Games begin at 7pm on consecutive Monday evenings. Dates: 10th February - 14th April 2003
Time Control: 90 minutes + 60 sec/move.
Entry Fee: Full - $65, Conc - $55, GMs & IMs - Free Membership: All entrants must be members of the club ($120)
Prizes: 1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $300, 4th - 200 etc Rating Prizes: 1st - $200, 2nd - $100 for U/2000, U/1700, U/1400 etc. Total prize pool over $3000 !
The Melbourne Chess Club is calling for the support of every member who has ever enjoyed a game of chess at the club. With fresh floor coverings and a new paint job, throughout the premises, people will be pleasantly surprised by the change within our building. We have guaranteed a generous prize fund and the event will be FIDE rated. Recent winners include D.Johansen, M.Gluzman, M.Chapman and G.West. Come and enjoy Australia's most prestigious club championship.

Many thanks,
Gary Bekker
Melbourne Chess Club Committee

Sydney CBD Classic Chess Championship

Located Floor One Restaurant
(2 minutes walk from St. James Station)

Commencing Monday 17th February
Games commence 6pm, try to come earlier for registration
8 rounds
40 moves in ninety minutes then 30 minutes flagfall
$20 entry fee, concession $10
Rating prizes will also be awarded
Games will be rated
Bring your own clock if possible
Contact: Peter Hanna 9728-1272, email:

University Open 2003

SA: $4000 Total Prizes
Category Three Grand Prix
12th & 13th July
$35 Adult $25 Junior/Concession
Adelaide University, SA
Official site

Dubbo RSL Open

Date: Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th March 2003
Venue: Dubbo RSL Club, corner Brisbane and Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo
6 round Swiss
Rounds: Saturday - 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm
Sunday - 9:30am, 12:00pm and 2:30pm
Prize money: $325 first prize; Divisional prizes subject to number of entries
Rate of Play: 60 min + 10 sec
Entry fees: Adult - $40, Concession - $30, Junior - $20 ($5 discount if paid by 1-3-2003)
Contact: Alexander Aich 02 6884 4561email
Trevor Bemrose 02 6882 2725 email
Stay an extra day to see our famous Western Plains Zoo!

The Italo-Australian Club 41st Doeberl Cup

A Class 3 ACF Grand Prix Event 18-21 April 2003
Location: The Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, Canberra, ACT.
Total Prizes: $10,000
Time Limits: Digital clocks will be used. All divisions: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move from the beginning.
Entry Fees:
Premier Division: Adult $100; Under 18s $60 (GMs & IMs free, if entry received by 11-04-2003.
Major & Minor Divisions: Adult $90; Under 18s $50
Please note that a $20 (Adult) /$10 (Under 18s) discount applies, if entry is received by 11-04-2003.
Entries to:
Paul Dunn (Treasurer, Doeberl Cup)
20 Richmond St, Macquarie, ACT 2614
Please make cheques payable to ACTCA.
Roger McCart (Convener, Doeberl Cup) Ph: 02-62516190

City of Sydney 2003 Lightning Championship

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)

Eleven Rounds
Sunday 16th February 2002
Starting Time 2:00pm
Registration 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Entry Fee: $15.00
All entries must be on official entry form (or copy)
Payment and entries accepted on the day before 1:30pm
Or pre register via phone or email (details below)
All NSW resident players must be members of NSWCA or NSWJCL.
Enquires - Pre registration: Peter Cassettari 9896 4224.
New South Wales Chess Association Inc.
Ph: 0403 775 476
G.P.O BOX 2418

Ballarat Begonia Open

8 to 10 March 2003
FIDE Rated with Guaranteed Prizes in excess of $3,000
A Grand Prix Category 3 Event
Amenities Centre, Old Gaol Building, School of Mines, Lydiard St South, Ballarat.
Schedule The tournament will be a 7 round Swiss starting at 1.30 pm Saturday with the final round on Monday at 2.00 pm. The rate of play will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increment from move 1.
Entries $60.00 adult, $50.00 concession for pensioners and unemployed & $30 for juniors under 14 years of age.
Contacts Telephone: Patrick Cook 03 5331 6658 or Bas van Riel 03 5331 6439
Postal: Box 1242, Ballarat Mail Centre Vic 3354
Web site:

2003 Taree Summer Open

Class 1 Grand Prix event
Saturday & Sunday 15 & 16 February at the Taree RSL & Golf Club on the waterfront in Pulteney Street
7 round Swiss - 4 Saturday & 3 Sunday
Sat: 10:15 am., 1:00 pm., 3:30 pm., 6:00 pm.
Sun: 10:00 am., 12:45 pm., 3:15 pm.
Time Limit: 60 minutes per Player - G/60.
Entry Fees: $ 20 Seniors - $ 10 Juniors.
Contact: Phillip in Taree 6553 7764 or Endel in Laurieton 6559 9060

City of Sydney Championships

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)
Registration Closes 1:00pm 23rd Feb ($10 penalty for late entries)
Nine rounds - Sunday Afternoons From 23rd Feb to 27th April (Sundays)
Starting Time 2.00 pm
20th April no play - Easter Weekend
Rate of play 30 moves in 90 minutes, then 60 minutes to finish.
Entry Fees:
OPEN: Adult $90, Under 18 $80, Under 14 $50.
U1700: Adult $70, Under 18 $60, Under 14 $40.
$10 Discount for Registration by 17th Feb (Mail, phone or email and pay on the 23rd Feb)
All players may register to play in Open Division.
All NSW resident players must be members of NSWCA or NSWJCL.
Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc.
Mail entries to NSWCA GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001.
Email entries accepted:
Enquires Peter Cassettari 9896 4224

International Tournaments

Asian Team Chess Championship

Jodhpur, Rajasthan (IND)
Dates: 07.04.03 - 17.04.03
Organiser: P.T.Ummer Koya, President AICF.
Info: Selected teams from Asian chess federations will compete in this FIDE event. Entries close on 20th March 2003. Visit the website for more details.

Official site

Commonwealth Chess Championship

Mumbai (Bombay) (IND)
Dates: 19.04.03 - 28.04.03
Organiser: P.T.Ummer Koya, President AICF.
Info: The Commonwealth Championships are open to citizens of all Commonwealth countries and to those who have been residents in the Commonwealth countries during the preceding five years. A US$10,000 prize-fund is on offer. Divisions for Men, Women, Boys and Girls are incorporated. Click on the link for details.

Official site

Iceland Rapid

The Edda rapid tournament will be played March 3rd-5th. The time control is 25 minutes for the game and 9 rounds will be played according to the Swiss system. The tournament is open for entry to anyone, from amateur to world class player. However only 160 players can play in the tournament. The prize fund is a generous, 30.000 USD with 10.000 going as a jackpot 1st prize. Also there are prizes for best U-2400, U-2200, unrated FIDE, best woman, best junior (born 1985 or later).

Some players already registered are Topalov, Shirov, Adams, Sokolov, Sutovsky, Bologan, Bacrot, Lautier, Krasenkow, Ehlvest, Tregubov, Nataf, Van Wely, Maceija etc...

Official site

ACF Grand Prix 2003

Full details at: Official site

WA's South West Open has joined the Grand Prix as a category 3 event:
A 6 Round Swiss incorporating the Western Australian Country Championship
Playing Dates: Saturday 8th March and Sunday 9th March 2003
Venue: Bunbury Catholic College Hall, Bunbury
Time Limit: 60 minutes each clock
A separate tournament for juniors will be played provided a sufficient number of juniors enter.

Taree RSL Open
Category 1
Feb 15-16
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

Tasmanian Open Championship - Burnie
Category 1
Mar 8-10
Contact Neville Ledger (03) 6431 1280

Ballarat Begonia Weekend Tournament
Category 3
Mar 8-10
Contact B. van Riel

Dubbo RSL Open
Category 1
Mar 15-16
Contact Alexander Aich  (02) 6884 4561

Doeberl Cup
Category 3
Apr 18-21
Contact Roger McCart
'phone  (06) 6251 6190

Chess World ANZAC Day weekender
Category 2
April 25-27
ChessWorld Tournament Centre 
Contact David Cordover (03) 957 6177 or 0411-877-833

37th. Peninsula Open
Category 1
May  3-5
Contact Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042

Laurieton May Open
Category 1
May 3-4
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

NSWCA May Weekender
Category  2
May 17-18
Contact P.Cassettari

Tasmanian Chess Championship
Category  1
Jun 7-9
Contact  K.Bonham  (03) 6224 8487

NSW Open Championship
Category  3
Jun 7-9
Contact: P.Cassettari

Taree RSL June Open
Category 1
Jun 14-15
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

Gold Coast Open (Gold Coast CC) 
Category 3
Jun 21-22
Contact Graeme Gardiner
(07) 5530 5794

Caloundra Open	
Category 3?	
Jun 28/29
Contact Derrick Jeffries

University Open
Category  3
JUL 12-13 ph (08) 8303 3029 or ph  (08) 8332 3752

NSWCA August Weekender
Category  2
Aug 2-3
Contact P.Cassettari

Father's Day Tournament
Category 2/3?
Sep 6-7
Contact:  David Cordover (03) 9576177 or 0411-877-833

Gold Coast Classic (Gold Coast CC) 
Category 3
Sep 20-21
Contact Graeme Gardiner
(07) 5530 5794

12th. Redcliffe Challenge
Category 2
Sep 27-28
Contact Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042

Tweed Open
Category  3
Oct 4-5
Contact Audie Pennefather

Koala Open
Category 3
Oct 5-6
Contact Brian Jones

Laurieton Open
Category 1
Nov 1-2
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

November weekender
Category  1
Nov 1-2 or 1-3
Contact  K.Bonham  (03) 6224 8487

Gosford Open
Category  2
Nov 8-9
Contact  Lachlan Lee

Taree RSL Spring Open
Category 1
Nov 15-16
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

NSWCA November Weekender
Category 2
Nov 22-23

X-Mas Swiss Tournament
Category 2-3?
December 20-21
Contact David Cordover (03) 9576177 or 0411-877-833

Total 29 NSW 14 QLD 6 VIC 4 ACT 1 TAS 3 SA 1

Best wishes till next time - Paul Broekhuyse