ACF Bulletin #232, September 1, 2003

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In this issue

* September ratings
* Victorian and NSW Championships
* Letters
* World News: Kasparov-Ponomariov cancelled, Bacrot wins French Champs
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

September ratings released

See the website:

Top Players:

2589!!  36  NSW  Rogers, Ian [GM]
2458!!   7  VIC  Johansen, Darryl K [GM]
2432!!   8  NSW  Wallace, John-Paul [IM]
2412!!   0  NSW  Lane, Gary W [IM]
2402!    0  VIC  Gluzman, Michael [IM]
2386!!   0  VIC  Sandler, Leonid [IM]
2385!!  11  VIC  Froehlich, Peter [IM]
2379!!  38  QLD  Solomon, Stephen J [IM]
2358!!  14  VIC  Smerdon, David C [IM]
2326!!  16  VIC  West, Guy [IM]
2318!    0  NSW  Zhao, Zong-Yuan [IM]
2315!!  24  VIC  Teichmann, Erik [FM]
2307!    0   SA  Chapman, Mark [IM]
2300!    0  VIC  Kagan, Naum [FM]
2300!!  11  VIC  Bjelobrk, Igor
2290!    0  VIC  Depasquale, Chris J [FM]
2281!   13  NSW  Ayvazyan, Armen
2276!    0  NSW  Feldman, Vladimir [IM]
2275!    0  NSW  Stephens, Malcolm [FM]
2255!!   0  VIC  Baron, Michael [FM]
2247!!  13  NSW  Reilly, Tim [FM]
2244!!  18  VIC  Rujevic, Mirko [FM]
2236!!   8  NSW  Tindall, Brett [FM]
2219!!  11  VIC  Levi, Eddy L [FM]
2214!!  45  NSW  Xie, George
2189!!   9  NSW  Flatow, A (Fred) [FM]
2189!    6  QLD  Stephson, David J
2178!   15   WA  Barber, Haydn J [FM]
2175!!   6  NSW  Canfell, Gregory J [FM]
2172!    5  ACT  Smirnov, Vladimir
2172!!   6   WA  Boyd, Tristan
2166!!   0  VIC  Hamilton, Douglas G [FM]
2163!    0  NSW  Berezina - Feldman, Irina [IM]
2162!!  29  NSW  Rej, Tomek
2157!!  16   SA  Zaric, Srboljub
2157!    6  NSW  Eriksson, Ingela
2145!    0  VIC  Saw, Geoffrey [FM]
2143!!  13  NSW  Samar, Raul
2136!!  20  VIC  Chow, Samuel
2136!    0  NSW  Bouchaaya, Tony
2132!    0  NSW  Weeks, Manuel W [FM]
2131!    9  VIC  Woodhams, Michael V
2126!    0  QLD  Allen, Andrew P [FM]
2119!!  17  VIC  Hacche, David J
2115!    0  NSW  Purdy, John S
2113!    0   WA  Painter, Julian
2111!    0  NSW  Hirschhorn, Jeremy K
2107!    7  NSW  Salter, Michael
2106!!  31  NSW  Tan, Justin
2102!!  22   WA  Haasse, Adam
2100!!   9  NSW  Scott, Ronald
2096!    0  NSW  Vojvodic, Branislev
2095!    0  VIC  Booth, Stewart
2093!!  18  NSW  Agulto, Edgardo
2089!!  16  NSW  Goris, Robert
2089!    0  NSW  Berezovski, Stanislav
2089!   13  NSW  Seberry, Ralph B
2079!    0  NSW  Valenti, Richard
2073!!  17  NSW  Rose, Adrian P
2070!    0  NSW  Tian, Kuan-Kuan

NSW Championship starts

72 players are contesting the NSW Championships at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club on Sunday afternoons. Armen Ayvazyan (2334) is the top seed.

Charles, Gareth-Muljadi, Harris
[ECO "B63"]
[WhiteElo "2018"]
[BlackElo "1903"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. O-O-O O-O 9. f3 Qa5 10. Nb3 Qb6 11. g4 Rd8 12. Be3 Qc7 13. g5 Nd7 14. h4 a6 15. h5 b5 16. g6 hxg6 17. hxg6 fxg6 18. Nd5!!


Taking allows 19.Qxd5+ and 20.Rh8 mate

19. Na5!! Nde5 20. f4!! Nc4

White has overloaded Black's pieces, exploiting the vulnerable Be7

21. Bxc4 Nxa5 22. Qxa5 Kf7 23. Nxe7 Kxe7 24. f5 1-0

Sydney Metropolitan Leagues Rapid Play final scores:

(10 clubs, 115 players, 9 rounds)
Western Suburbs 41,
Canterbury 21,
St George 19

Over 2000
1st George Xie 8/9
2nd R.Kabir 3rd E.Agulto
NSW Champion George Xie won this event for the third consecutive year.

U 2000
A.Bird, K.Stead
U 1900
L.Moylan, H.Muller
U 1800
F.Plaza (7.5/9 and overall 2nd), J.Lee
U 1700 V.Suttor, D.Castor
U1600 L.Tobin, I.Mitrovic
U1500 R.Molavin, P.Sike
U1400 D.Gray, L.Andersen

Thanks to Peter Parr for the info.

Victorian championships

An aweseome field is playing in this year's event:

2458 Darryl Johansen 
2386 Leonid Sandler 
2385 Peter Froehlich 
2358 David Smerdon 
2290 Chris Depasquale 
2244 Mirko Rujevic 
2219 Eddy Levi 
2166 Doug Hamilton 
2136 Sam Chow 
2119 David Hacche 
2042 Armen Aghamalyan 

Box Hill interclub

This event is approaching a conclusion - report from the Box Hill website

Round 7
The qualifying rounds for the 2003 Interclub have been played and the smoke has cleared such that we can announce the teams that play-off next week in the FINALS.
In A grade, Pacmen retained their long held lead to finish on 18/28 and will play Jawbreakers (so named due to the length of some names in the team, not their style of play), who finished on 17.5. The best-performed player in the grade was Scot Sharman (6/7) of the Poets’ Society. The play-off starts at 7:45pm Friday 5th September, at the Box Hill Chess Club.
As long expected in B grade Dandenong finished top on 18/28, but, in a triple by-pass comeback, the much maligned Old ‘N’ Bold came from the clouds (or is that the pits) to qualify with 12.5 points. These two now meet in a final next Friday, and the winner will be scheduled to meet the winner of the same grade from the Hobson’s Bay zone. The best-performed players in the grade were both from Dandenong, Milic Sucevic and Zhigen Lin (5/7). There is a final scheduled for C grade and it is See-one-see-all v Girlpower. The best-performed player in the grade has been mentioned previously so I will not be putting the name in again. Btw, in the final round, Bruce Simpson was promoted to B grade and helped Old ‘N’ Bold get over the qualifying line into the final; will we ever be allowed to forget this?
D grade leaders, Currently (18.5/28), were first from Mentone 16. The best performed players in the grade were Metin Mustafa and Farn-Ling Khung (6/7). This Final promises to be exciting.
Keep contact with club activities by reading The club now runs coaching on Sunday mornings; the level is designed for those who want to leave the 1000 group behind. Please discuss it with Gerrit Hartland if you are interested in joining the coaching group.
- from the Box Hill club website

Website: book reviews, problems wanted

I'd like to add two new sections to the ACF website: book reviews and problems. All readers are invited to submit reviews or problems for inclusion on the pages. I've long wanted to set up a problems page but have not had the material. The spur for the book reviews idea was the very kind offer of several excellent reviews by an overseas writer, whose work should appear on the site soon.

While we're at it, the "records" section of the ACF website is hopelessly out of date, partly because of slackness by yours truly and partly because some files were replaced incorrectly during a server update. If anybody knows who the missing champions are, please email me:

- PaulB

World news

FIDE cancels Ponomariov-Kasparov match

After a long-running dispute over match conditions, FIDE has dumped its own World Champion Ponomariov and abandoned his proposed match with Kasparov. The match had been planned as part of the elaborate "Prague agreement" to reunify the fractured world chess championship scene.

The plan was for FIDE champ Ponomariov to play World No.1 Kasparov, while Einstein world champion Kramnik was to play Peter Leko, who had won a "candidates" tournament in Dortmund. Then the winners of these two matches would play, and - finally - the world would have a single, undisputed champion.

Alas, this plan is in tatters. A few months ago Einstein went into administration and there are no sure plans to hold the Kramnik-Leko match, while now Kasparov-Ponomariov has also been abandoned.

However, FIDE has suggested that it will now hold the 128-player World Championship Knockout Tournament in December 2003 event in Kiev or Yalta (Ukraine) to determine a challenger for Kasparov - GM Darryl Johansen will be Australia's respresentative - and appears prepared to host the Kramnik-Leko match in Buenos Aires in November and then proceed with the planned reunification match in 2004.

The reasons for the Ponomariov-Kasparov collapse are not completely clear. Ponomariov appears to have objected to the inclusion of rest days, among other matters, and has persistently complained that FIDE did not take him or his complaints seriously.

The Russian Championship has begun in Krasnojarsk. Eighty players including fifty-seven grandmasters and fifteen International Masters are playing. The top twenty-two players are rated above 2600. Alexander Grischuk 2732 and Peter Svidler 2723 are the top two seeds. (Peter Parr)

Porto San Giorgio

Italy: Leading Final Scores after 9 rounds:
7.0 Delchev, Rotstein, Chatalbashev, Burmakin, Glek
6.5 Miladinovic, Georgiev
6.0 Kuljasevic, Trent, Efimov, Ortega, Naumkin, Roeder, Aleksic, Horvath, Farago, Esposito, Helmers

Official site   View Games and PGN

Bacrot French Champion

Former prodigy Etienne Bacrot has won his national title on countback from Lautier and Andrei Sokolov. The championship was very exciting with lots of razor-edged tactical stoushes. I particularly liked some of the games of Apicella - a player I hadn't heard of but worth looking out for.

Final Scores after 11 rounds:
7.5 Sokolov, Bacrot, Lautier
6.5 Apicella, Dorfman
6.0 Vaisser
5.5 Bauer
5.0 Degraeve
4.5 Guidarelli
3.5 Fontaine
3.0 Skripchenko, Chabanon

Official site   View Games and PGN

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "Aix-les-Bains"]
[Date "19.??.??"]
[Round "2.2"]
[White "Degraeve, Jean-Marc"]
[Black "Guidarelli, Laurent"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B87"]
[WhiteElo "2541"]
[BlackElo "2392"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O b5 8. Bb3
Be7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. Qg3 Nc6 11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. Re1 Bb7 13. Qxg7 Rg8 14. Qh6 O-O-O
15. f3 Rg6 16. Qh3 Kb8 17. Bf4 Rdg8 18. Re2 b4 19. Na4 e5 20. Be3 d5 21. exd5
Nxd5 22. Bxd5 Qxd5 23. Rf2 Bh4 24. Qxh4 Rxg2+ 25. Rxg2 Rxg2+ 26. Kf1 Qxf3+ 0-1

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "Aix-les-Bains"]
[Date "20.??.??"]
[Round "3.3"]
[White "Bacrot, Etienne"]
[Black "Chabanon, Jean-Luc"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B63"]
[WhiteElo "2645"]
[BlackElo "2498"]
[PlyCount "125"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 h6 8.
Bxf6 gxf6 9. O-O-O a6 10. f4 Qb6 11. Nde2 Bd7 12. Ng3 O-O-O 13. Nh5 Be7 14. Be2
Kb8 15. Rhf1 Ka8 16. f5 Rdf8 17. Kb1 Ne5 18. Rf4 Bc6 19. Rdf1 Qd8 20. Qd4 Rhg8
21. g3 Nd7 22. Qd2 e5 23. R4f2 Nb6 24. Rd1 Qc7 25. Rf3 Rc8 26. Rd3 Nc4 27. Qc1
Qb6 28. Ka1 Qf2 29. b3 Nb6 30. Qe3 Qxe3 31. Rxe3 Rgd8 32. Red3 Rd7 33. Kb2 Ka7
34. R1d2 Na8 35. g4 b5 36. Bf3 Nb6 37. Nd1 b4 38. c4 bxc3+ 39. Rxc3 Rb7 40. Kc1
Bd7 41. Rxc8 Bxc8 42. Rc2 Kb8 43. Ne3 Rc7 44. Ng3 Rxc2+ 45. Kxc2 Bb7 46. Ne2
Bd8 47. Nc3 Nd7 48. Nc4 Bc7 49. b4 Kc8 50. Be2 Kd8 51. Nd2 a5 52. a3 axb4 53.
axb4 Nb8 54. Bb5 Bb6 55. Nc4 Bc7 56. Kd3 Nd7 57. Bxd7 Kxd7 58. b5 Bb8 59. Nb6+
Kd8 60. Nbd5 Ba7 61. b6 Ba6+ 62. Ke3 Bb8 63. Nxf6 1-0

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "Aix-les-Bains"]
[Date "21.??.??"]
[Round "4.3"]
[White "Apicella, Manuel"]
[Black "Guidarelli, Laurent"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2522"]
[BlackElo "2392"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. Bd3 Be7 13. h3 b5 14. g4 Nb6 15. Bxb6 Qxb6 16. g5 Nd7 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. exd5 g6 19. Rhe1 Qd8 20. h4 O-O 21. Na5 Nb6 22. Nc6 Qd7 23. Be4 Rfe8 24. Qf2 Na4 25. c3 Nc5 26. Bc2 Bf8 27. Re3 Bg7 28. Rde1 Rxc6 29. dxc6 Qxc6 30. f4 e4 31. f5 d5 32. f6 Bf8 33. Rd1 a5 34. Re2 Bd6 35. Qd4 Re5 36. Bb3 Ne6 37. Qd2 Nc7 38. a3 Bc5 39. Qf4 Rf5 40. Qg3 Rf3 41. Qe5 Rf5 42. Bxd5 Nxd5 43. Qxe4 Bf8 44. Qe8 Qc5 45. Re7!! 1-0

The point is that if 45...Nxe7 46.Qxf8+!! and 47.Rd8 is mate

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "Aix-les-Bains"]
[Date "21.??.??"]
[Round "4.4"]
[White "Bacrot, Etienne"]
[Black "Vaisser, Anatoly"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2645"]
[BlackElo "2571"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3
Nbc6 9. Qh5 Ng6 10. Nf3 Qc7 11. Be3 c4 12. Bxg6 fxg6 13. Qg4 Qf7 14. Ng5 Qe8
15. h4 h6 16. Nh3 Bd7 17. Qe2 b5 18. g4 a5 19. h5 gxh5 20. g5 hxg5 21. Nxg5 g6
22. O-O-O Qe7 23. Rdg1! 

The beginning of a remarkable tactical sequence

Qxa3+ 24. Kd2 b4 25. Ne4!!

25...dxe4 26. Qxh5 Rxf2+

White's attack is just too strong, so Black throws a rook to get a few checks in and force the queens off

27. Bxf2 Qxc3+ 28. Kd1 Qf3+ 29. Qxf3 exf3 30. Rxg6+ Kf7 31. Rf6+ Ke7 32. Rh7+ 1-0

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "Aix-les-Bains"]
[Date "23.??.??"]
[Round "6.6"]
[White "Apicella, Manuel"]
[Black "Bauer, Christian"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B19"]
[WhiteElo "2522"]
[BlackElo "2589"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. h4 h6 8. h5
Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Kb1 O-O 14. Ne4 Qa5
15. Nxf6+ Nxf6 16. Ne5 Rad8 17. Qg3 Kh8 18. Rd3 Nd5 19. Bd2 Qb6 20. c4 Nf6 21.
Be3 Qa5 22. Rb3 Qa6 23. Qf3 Kg8 24. g4 Nd7 25. g5 Nxe5 26. dxe5 hxg5 27. h6
Qxc4 28. hxg7 Kxg7 

Black's in big trouble, of course, but White's finish is stunning

29. Bxg5!! Bxg5 30. Qf6+!! 1-0

It's mate after 30...Bxf6 31.Rg3+ and 32.Rxg5+. Wow.

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "Aix les Bains"]
[Date "2003.08.26"]
[Round "8.5"]
[White "Apicella, Manuel"]
[Black "Sokolov, Andrei"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 Be7 8. Qd2
O-O 9. g4 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 a6 11. O-O-O b5 12. g5 Nd7 13. Rg1 Bb7 14. Bd3 Ne5 15.
Rg3 Nxd3+ 16. Qxd3 b4 17. Ne2 e5 18. Be3 Qa5 19. Kb1 d5 20. exd5 Rfd8 21. c4
bxc3 22. Nxc3 Bb4 23. Rh3 Bxc3 24. Qxh7+ Kf8 25. d6 Rxd6 26. Rxd6 Qb5 27. Rb6
Qf1+ 28. Bc1 Bc8 29. Qe4 Bd4 30. Rh8+ 1-0

[Event "Ch FRA"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2003.08.28"]
[Round "10.5"]
[White "Apicella, Manuel"]
[Black "Degreave, Jean-Marc"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B32"]
[PlyCount "76"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. Bd3 a6 8. N5c3
Bg5 9. Nd2 Nf6 10. O-O O-O 11. Nb3 Bxc1 12. Rxc1 Be6 13. Be2 Rc8 14. Re1 Na5
15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Nxb3 17. Qxb3 Qc7 18. Qe3 a5 19. Rc3 Nd7 20. g4 Nc5 21.
Kh1 Qd7 22. Rg1 Rc7 23. Bd3 Nxd3 24. Qxd3 f5 25. g5 g6 26. Rd1 Rfc8 27. h4 Qa4
28. Rdc1 Qxa2 29. c5 Qxb2 30. Kg2 Qb4 31. Rc4 Qb5 32. h5 e4 33. Qd4 dxc5 34.

I have no idea whether this is sound but it looks good.

34...Rxc5 35. h6!! R5c7 36. d6!! Rxc1?? 37. d7??

37.Qg7 mate looks better

37...Qf1+ 38. Kg3 Qd3+ 0-1


Hi all!
Is there anyone out there who knows how I might get hold of my prize as Top Victorian in last year's Grand Prix? Are there any other unpaid prizewinners out there?

Erik Teichmann

(We had a number of responses to an inquiry last week about the 8 queens. Here's last week's letter ...)


My 7 year old has just taken up chess. One of the first games he has to try and solve is called 8 Queens. As a non chess player, I would like to assist him but do not know the answer to this quiz. Can you email me where the pieces should be placed?

- John

(And the responses ...)

The following url seems to cover the problem and answers:

- Patricia / John Slidziunas


I'm sure you've probably got some replies about this already. There are 12 distinct solutions, up to rotation and mirroring. Here is a link to a picture that displays all 12:

Regards - Gabriel Ditu


Hi Paul

I think this is something that I do with my class at school. They have to arrange 8 queens on the board so that no capture is possible. solution: queens at a7, b4, c2, d5, e8, f1, g3, h6

Cheers - Eric Staak


Upcoming local tournaments


Northern Zone RJ Shield - Sunday 14th September
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar

Transfer Chess RJ Shield – Sunday 28th September
Chess Kids Education Centre, 758 North Rd, Ormond

Toddler Chess Starting
From next week Chess Kids will be offering programs for kids aged 
3-5 who are not yet at school.
Times available: Monday 2-3pm
Thursday 9.30-10.30am
Friday 9.30-10.30am or 11.00-12.00

Book quickly by ringing George on 9578 6203 or 9576 8143. 
Only 6 children will be accepted into each group

* 2003 VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIP          (6/9/2003 - 18/10/2003)

for details contact Gary Wastell:

The Championships will comprise the following round robin tournaments:

Victorian Championship  
Victorian Championship Reserves
Victorian Women's Championship  
Victorian Championship Qualifying Tournaments
Victorian Senior Championship (players born 1943 or earlier)

Entrants will be scheduled to play up to 10 games at Elwood (Saturdays), Box
Hill (Tuesdays) and/or Melbourne (Thursdays), between Saturday 6 September
and late October. 
Players can choose from 18 optional playing sessions.
Entries close Friday August 29th.
Printed bulletins will be available courtesy of Chess World.
The compulsory final round will be held at Federation Square and shown on a
large screen.

Sunday 28 September. Starts 10am
Laurieton United Servicemen's Club.
7 round Swiss - G/25 - 25 min. p/p.
Games Australian Chess Federation Rated.
Primary & High School Students most welcome.
Prizes determined by the number of entries.
The decision of the Tournament Directors is final.
Entry Fees: $12 Seniors - $5 Players under 18 yrs.
Non-Smoking - Free Refreshments. Bistro open 
for Lunch - $4 Special every day.
Endel - 6559 9060

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October, 2003
La Trobe University, Bendigo,
Osborne Street Campus, Burnett Lounge.

Saturday 4th Round 1 -  9.00 am
             Round 2 -  1:00 pm
             Round 3 -  4:00 pm
Sunday 5th   Round 4 -  9:00 am
             Round 5 - 12:30 pm
             Round 6 -  3:30 pm

The Country Victorian Lightning Championship will be held at
8:00 pm, on Saturday 4th October.

A separate Junior Tournament will take place on Saturday Only.

Rate of Play:
Each player will be given 45 minutes on their clocks,
with a 30 second increment for each move.

Entry Fees:
Adults $35; Concession $25, Junior $10.
(Lightning) Adults $10; Concession $7; Junior $3.

The Victorian Country Chess Championship is restricted solely to players
who reside in Victoria, and whose main place of residence is outside of
a 50km radius of the Melbourne GPO.

Please send your entries to Bendigo Chess Club, PO Box 983, Bendigo Vic
For more information, please contact Maxwell Mollard (03)5444 7438 (bh) or
(03) 5442 5647 (ah), or via email: .
Entries will be accepted on the day

Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Contact Peter Cassetari 9533 1759 or

Category 3 GP event, Guaranteed prize pool $2500
October long Weekend: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th October 2003
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)
Registration 12.00 Noon - 1pm 4th October.
Seven Rounds
Entry Fees: Adult $70; Juniors U18 $50, U15 $40
All entries must be on official entry form (or copy)
Payment and entries accepted on the day 
Or pre register via phone or email before 30th September and save $10 (details below) 
All NSW resident players must be members of NSWCA or NSWJCL.
FIDE time control is 90 minutes + 10 seconds per move from the start
1st   $800  *  2nd   $500  *  3rd   $200
U2000 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, U1800 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, U1600 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, 
U1400 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, 1st Junior $100, 
Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
Please make all cheques payable to NSW Chess Association.
Mail must be sent by the 30th September 2003
to GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001.
Pre registration - pay on the day
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759     Email:	
New South Wales Chess Association Inc.
G.P.O BOX 2418


Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
0411 877 833


Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Contact Peter Cassetari 9533 1759 or

Tuggeranong Vikings chess weekender
December 6-7
Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and  Amateur Sports Club  
Michael Whitely - 02 62929937
John Peterson 62965135


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
07 55369185
Tweed Heads Civic Centre. cr. Wharfe St and Brett St Tweed Heads.
$2500 total prizes, 1st $750

Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Contact Peter Cassetari 9533 1759 or

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

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

Gosford Open
Category 2
Nov 8-9
Contact Lachlan Yee

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

NSWCA November Weekender
Category 2
Nov 22-23
0403 775476

X-Mas Swiss Tournament
Category 2-3?
December 20-21
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