ACF Bulletin #234, September 15, 2003

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In this issue

* Ballarat Club Championships
* Australian Teams Championships update
* Hardys Classic upset
* Games: Gardiner game, junior game
* Problems
* World News: Kings and Queens,  Russian Championships, Nordic Championships
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

Ballarat Chess Club Championships

Victoria: The 2003 Ballarat Club Championship, this year, was divided into an A-grade and a B-grade. Traditionally, it always has been a round robin tournament, and the record number of entrees therefore had to be divided according to ratings.

The main group was the strongest ever for Ballarat, with the first-time participation of Simon Rutherford, who returned to active chess, and the Australian U-12 champion, Jing Jia. Patrick Cook was the defending champion. Simon dominated the event from the start, completing his run with a picket-fence of twelve victories.Only in his game against John Lavery was he in serious danger, while his victory against Jing was his best and most interesting. The fight for second spot remained close until the end, but was ultimately claimed by Jing with no less than 3˝ points behind Simon! A very good result nevertheless!

The other favorites lost points fairly randomly against each other, as well as to some lower rated players, most notably the losses of Bas van Riel in the last round against Judd Madden, and Jing against Robert Bailey. John Lavery deserved his third place due to his consistent play.

The battle in the B-grade went between John Frangakis and Tim Commons, decided near the end in their individual game in John's favour. Patrick Lenne and James Eldridge, very convincingly, won third and fourth positions respectively.

Details, games and some photos can be foundd on the Ballarat website on'rat%202003%20ChShips.htm

The final standings are as follows:

1. Simon Rutherford 12/12;
2. Jing Jia 8;
3. John Lavery 7˝;
4-6. Patrick Cook, Peter Lumsdon, Bas van Riel 7;
7. Scott Stewart 6;
8. Charlie Andrews 5;
9-10.Marc O'Brien, Kevin Perrin 4˝;
11. Geoff Davis 4;
12. Robert Bailey 3;
13. Judd Madden 2;

1. John Frangakis 10/11;
2. Tim Commons 9;
3. Patrick Lenne 8˝;
4. James Eldridge 8;
5-7.Owen Sargisson, Clint Stewart, Mitchel Bailey 5˝;
8. Michael Schreenan 4˝;
9. John Abson 3˝;
10. Darren Young 3;
11. Jeffrey Males 2;
12. Adrian Menzal 1;

Hardys Classic

Queensland: Justin Pengelley has taken the lead with just one round to go after an upset win over IM Stephen Solomon.

[Event "Hardys Classic"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2003.08.18"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Solomon, Stephen"]
[Black "Pengelley, Justin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[PlyCount "144"]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 {The latest trend in place of 3...Qa5} 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.Be2 Nc6 7.O-O Bf5 8.d5 Nb4 9.Nd4 Bg6 10.f4!? {Typical Solomon: going straight for the kill. Threatens f5 to win the Bg6} 10...e6!? 11.dxe6 O-O-O! { Black prefers active counterplay to mere pawns} 12.a3!? Nc6 ( 12...Qxd4+ 13. Qxd4 Rxd4 14.axb4 Bxc2 15.exf7 Bxb4 16.Be3 Rdd8 17.Bc4 Bf5 ) 13.Nxc6!? Qc5+!

14.Nd4 Rxd4 15.Qe1 ( 15.Be3 Rxd1 16.Bxc5 Bxc5+ ) 15...Rxf4+ 16.Rf2 Rxf2 17.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 18.Kxf2 Bc5+ 19.Be3 Bxe3+ 20.Kxe3 Re8 {As the dust settles Black emerges a pawn ahead} 21.Rf1 fxe6!? {Isolated, but passed} 22.Bd3 Bxd3 23.cxd3 Re7 24. Ne4 Nd5+ 25.Kd4 b6 26.Ke5 Kd7 27.g4 Ne3 28.Rf4 Ng2 29.Rf2 Nh4 30.Kd4 c5+ 31.Ke3 ( 31.Ke5 Ng6#!! ) 31...Ng6 32.d4 cxd4+ 33.Kxd4 e5+ 34.Ke3 Nf4 {A nice secure spot for the knight} 35.Rd2+ Kc6 36.Ng5 Nd5+ 37.Ke4 Nf6+ 38.Kf5 e4 39.Ne6 Nd5 40.Nd4+ Kd6 41.g5 e3 42.Rd3 ( 42.Re2 Re5+ 43.Kg4 Re4+ -+ ) 42...g6+ 43.Kg4 e2 44.Nc2 e1=Q 45.Nxe1 Rxe1 46.Rd2 Ke5 47.h4 Ke4 48.Kg3 Re3+ 49.Kg4 Rb3 50.Re2+ Ne3+ 51.Kg3 Kd4 52.Kf4 Nd5+ 53.Kg4 Re3 54.Rd2+ Ke4 55.Rc2 Rxa3! 56.Rc4+ Kd3 57. Rc8 Ra4+ 58.Kg3 Ne7 59.Rc3+ Kd2 60.h5 Nf5+ 61.Kf3 Rh4 62.hxg6 Rh3+ 63.Kg4 Rxc3 64.gxh7 Ne3+ 65.Kf4 Rc4+ 66.Ke5 Rh4 67.g6 Rh5+ 68.Kf6 Nf5 69.Kf7 Nh4 70.Kf6 Nxg6! 71.Kxg6 Rxh7! {The simplest way to win} 72.Kxh7 a5 0-1

Australian Clubs Teams Championship

Caloundra, Queensland, September 29-October 3: The team make-ups are nearly finalised. Here is the latest information:

Bullwinkle: David Smerdon; Jonathan Humphrey; Nik Stawski; Jacob Edwards; Jessica Disteldorf, Kieron Olm-Milligan, Karina Mowles, Michelle Mowles, Regina Grenfell and Michael Van Pelt.

St George: Ian and Cathy Rogers, Raymond and Angela Song, Ingela Eriksson, Charles Zworestine, Hani Malik and (probably) Alek Safarian

Gold Coast: Stephen Solomon, Kerry Corker, Matthew Sonter, Toshi Kimura, Phachara Wongwichit, Bernie Saavedra, Ingrid Thompson, Amy Evans, Alexandra Jule, Jessica Layton

Belconnen: Ian Rout, Gareth Oliver, Andrean Susilodinata, Shannon Oliver, Bill Egan, Tamzin Oliver, Aidan Lloyd, Jenni Oliver, Reserve Tony Oliver

UNSW: Justin Tan, Chee Yin Thaw, Ronald Yu, Michael Lip, Kerry Stead, Veronica Klimenko, Sylvia Shields, Heather Huddleston

Suncoast: Paul Summers, Terry Krause, Bob Goodwin, Derrick Jeffries, Finn Sorenson, Otto Mehltreter, Peter Hodgetts, Rebecca Bleney, Wendy Coghill, Tulia Powell

Official site

David Parr RIP

David Parr, brother of well-known Sydney chess identity and multiple Olympiad captain Peter Parr, has passed away in London, aged 58. Condolences to Peter and the Parr family.

According to Peter, David Parr who won the NSW Championship in 1974 and finished 3rd in the Australian Championship in Cooma 1974. The Parr brothers' father, Frank Parr, was British Under 18 champion in 1935.

Here are two of David Parr's games from Peter's Sydney Morning Herald column:

[Event "Student International"]
[Site "Busum Germany"]
[Date "1967"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Parr,D (England)"]
[Black "Klibor,L (Germany)"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 b5 8.e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10.exf6 Qe5+ 11.Be2 Qxg5 12.O-O Qe5 13.Bf3 Ra7 14.Nc6 Qc5+ 15.Kh1 Rd7 16.Nxb8!!

Rxd1 17.Raxd1 {Threatening Bc6+} 17...gxf6 18.Ne4 Qc7 19.Nxf6+ Ke7 20.Bh5 Qc5 ( 20...Qxb8 21.Ng8+ Rxg8 22.Rxf7+ Ke8 23.Rg7# ) 21.Ng8+!!

Rxg8 22.Nc6+ {Black resigns because if ...Ke8 Rd8+ mates} 1-0

David crushed former World Title Candidate Grandmaster Alexander Kotov, famous author of the classic "Think Like a Grandmaster", by chasing his king across the board in the following game.

[Event "Malta International"]
[Site "Malta"]
[Date "1976.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Frank Parr"]
[Black "Alexander Kotov"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.f4 b5 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.O-O Nb6 8.f5 b4 9.Ne2 gxf5 10.exf5 Nf6 11.Qe1! {Hitting the b4 pawn and gaining a tempo for a kingside shift} 11...a5 12.Qh4 Nbd5 13.Bh6 Rg8 14.Rae1 Bxh6 15.Qxh6 Kd7!? { Obviously in trouble, the black king tries for a speedy getaway} 16.c4! { Hastening to open up the position} 16...bxc3 17.Nxc3 Qf8 18.Qd2 Ba6 19.Ne5+!!

dxe5 20.dxe5 {The point of the sacrifice is that if the Nf6 moves, White will play some combination oof Bxa6, Nxd5 and Qxd5+ with a devastating attack} 20... Bb7 21.exf6 exf6 22.Nxd5 cxd5 23.Bb5+ Kc7 24.Qc3+ Kb6 25.Qxf6+!! {Another sacrifice} 25...Kxb5 26.a4+! Kxa4 27.Qb6! {Threatening Ra1+} 27...Qb4 28.b3+! Ka3! 29.Ra1+ Kb2 30.Rfb1+ Kc2 31.Qf2+ Kd3 32.Rd1+ Ke4 33.Re1+ Kd3 34.Qe3+ 1-0

Australian Championships

The South Australian Chess Association and the Adelaide University Chess Club present the 2003/2004 Lidums Adelaide University Australian Chess Championships, including the Australian Reserves Tournament and Australian Senior Championships. This is the first Championships in Adelaide for over 20 years, and will be held from 29th December 2003 to 10th January 2004. Grandmaster Ian Rogers is a confirmed entrant. (please note: contrary to what we said last week, GM Rogers has played several championships in recent years)

There are over $10,000 in prizes available, with refreshments, daily bulletins and many social events provided. The Championships will be held in the heart of Adelaide's CBD, on the city campus of the University of Adelaide, in the Union Building. The venue overlooks the River Torrens, is very close to transport and shops, and there's a pub upstairs! The Australian Lightning and Rapid Play Championships will be held on the 1st and 7th January respectively.

Come down on the 26th of December for the Lidums Foundation Australian Allegro Championships at Glenelg - for $2000 prizes at only $12 entry its a bargin! There will also be a simul/blitz tournament involving Ian Rogers in the bustling Rundle Mall on the 27th December.

Plenty of events, and plenty of fun to be had by all. Thanks to our sponsors the Lidums Foundation and Adelaide University. Suggested accommodation, as well as all relevant details, are to be found on our website:

Hope to see you there!


Solution next week

Last Week's Solution:

Here's the answer to our inaugural effort by former Queensland player - now South Australian - Andy Sag:

Solution:	1.Nb4	waiting
		1..fe		2.Qg4
		1..bxc5		2.Be5
		1..Na any	2.Nc2 (pin mate)
		1..Rxb4+	2.Rxb4
		1..Rc2+	2.Nxc2
		1..R else	2.Nc2 (dbl chk)
		1..Nh any	2.Nxf3
		1..B any	2.Qxg7
		1..f2		2.Rd3
		1..bxc6		2.Nxc6
		1..g5 or g6	2.h8=Q (or B)

Comment:	Waiter with 10 variations including a pin mate.
		Key adds a second check by unpinning black R.
		Tries, notably 1.Qg4? (2.Qxf4)   Bg6!
White can be reduced by deleting Bh1 and shifting Nh2 to g1
Then if 1..f2	2.Ne2, but I like the original better (subtler variation). - Andy Sag
Contributions are most welcome to this section!

World news

sourced from NetChessNews

Russian Championship

Peter Svidler was a worthy winner of the 2003 Russian Championship in Krasnojarsk, edging out Morozevich on tiebreak after beating him in their encounter.

Leading final scores after 9 rounds:
7.0 Svidler, Morozevich
6.0 Malakhov, Dvoirys, Zvjaginsev, Motylev, Grischuk, Khalifman, Volkov, Najer
5.5 Jakovenko, Yakovich, Kharlov, Tseshkovsky, Alekseev, Sakaev, Bocharov, Glek, Sorokin

Official site   Another site   View Games and PGN   Highlights

Annotated game: Sakaev-Belov

Annotated game: Svidler-Morozevich

Please note: my comments are meant to be suggestive, not authorative! Corrections welcome.

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.08"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Sakaev, K"]
[Black "Belov, Vl"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2655"]
[BlackElo "2553"]
[ECO "D87"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 {The old-fashioned way. Lines with Nf3 have been common in recent years} 8...Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10.O-O Bd7 {10...Bg4 is an alternative idea, encouraging 11.f3 to weaken the dark squares} 11.Rb1 a6!? 12.dxc5!? {Modern players break all the rules! Here white weakens his centre and doubles his pawns, but as compensation he has pressure on the queenside, open lines and free play for his pieces. Not} ( 12.Rxb7 Na5 ) 12...Qc7 13.Nd4 e6!? {Possibly aimed at preventing Bd5 at some stage, but the move limits the Bd7 and weakens d6} ( 13...e5 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.Bd5 += ) 14.f4! {White hastens to attack} 14...Na5 15. Bd3 e5!? ( 15...Qxc5 16.Nf5 Qxc3 17.Nxg7 Qxg7 18.f5 +/- ) 16.f5!!

{# A nice piece sacrifice which seems to give white an overwhelming position. } ( 16.Ne2 exf4 17.Nxf4 Bh6!? ) 16...exd4 17. cxd4 Rfe8 18.f6 Bf8 19.Qc1! {White plans to exchange dark-squared bishops and mate on g7} 19...Nc6 20.Kh1 {Avoiding any annoying checks} ( 20.Bh6 Nxd4 21. Bxf8 Rxf8 22.Qh6 Ne6 23.Rbc1 Qe5 ) ( 20.Bh6 Ne5!? 21.dxe5 ( 21.Bxf8 Ng4 22.Bd6 ) 21...Qxc5+ 22.Qxc5 Bxc5+ 23.Kh1 Bc6 ) 20...h5 {This allows black to keep the queen out by meeting 21.Bh6 with 21...Kh7} 21.Bf4 ( 21.Bh6 Kh7 ) 21...Qd8 22. Bd6! {White takes another route to a similar destination} 22...Kh7! 23.Qe3 Bxd6 24.cxd6 Bc8!? {A pathetic retreat, but at least he defends the loose b7 pawn. 24...Bg4 is vulnerable to h3 and 24...Be6 blocks the e-file} 25.e5! {Decisively opening the b1-h7 diagonal. Now if black does nothing white will play Qg5, Qxh5+ and Bxg6 with a mating attack} 25...Qxd6! {There's not much else} ( 25... b5 26.Qg5 Nxd4 27.Qxh5+ Kg8 28.Bxg6 fxg6 29.Qxg6+ Kf8 30.Qg7# ) 26.Bxg6+!! {# A stunning riposte! }

26...fxg6 ( 26...Kxg6 27.Qg3+ Bg4 28.exd6 ) 27.f7!! {# Black is overloaded: the rook can't leave the e-file because that would break the pin on the e-pawn, and it can't leave the a-rank or the pawn will queen} 27...Qe7 28.fxe8=Q Qxe8 29.Rf6 {There's rough material equality, but white's attack continues and the central pawns will soon start rolling forward} 29...Qe7 30. Rbf1 Be6 31.Qe4 Bf5 ( 31...Qe8 32.d5 ) 32.R1xf5!! gxf5 33.Qxf5+ Kg8 34.Rg6+ { Black will have to give up his queen to stop mate, and then white's pawns will soon decide matters} ( 34.Rg6+ Kh8 35.Qxh5+ Qh7 36.Rh6 Qxh6 37.Qxh6+ Kg8 38.d5 Rf8 39.g4 ( 39.Qxf8+ Kxf8 40.dxc6 bxc6 41.Kg1 Ke7 42.Kf2 Ke6 43.Ke3 Kxe5 44.h4 c5 45.h5 Kf5 46.g4+ Kg5 47.Kd3 +- ) ) 1-0

[Event "56th ch-RUS"]
[Site "Krasnoyarsk RUS"]
[Date "2003.09.09"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Svidler, P"]
[Black "Morozevich, A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2723"]
[BlackElo "2679"]
[ECO "C42"]
[EventDate "2003.09.03"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.c4 c6 9. Qc2 Na6!? 10.a3 ( 10.Bxe4 Nb4 11.Qe2 dxe4 12.Qxe4 Re8 13.Ne5 f6 14.a3 Na6 ) 10...f5 11.Nc3 Nc7 12.b4 a5 13.b5!? ( 13.c5 Be7 {would relieve all the pressure on the centre, and the Be7 could go to f6 or h4} ) 13...Bd7 14.Rb1 Kh8 15.c5 Be7 16.bxc6 bxc6 17.Bf4 {White has strong queenside pressure} 17...Ne6 18.Be5 Be8 {aiming for h5 and a more productive life, but the c6 pawn will soon be vulnerable} 19.Rb6 Qc8 20.Nd2 Bg5 21.Nb3 Bh5 ( 21...a4 22.Nc1 {with the idea of going to b4 via a2} 22...Bxc1 23.Rxc1 Nxc3 24.Qxc3 f4!? {with the idea of ...Ng5 and ...Qg4} ) 22.a4 {Fixing the a5 pawn as a target} 22...Qe8 23.f3 N6xc5!?

{Typical Morozevich! A complex sacrifice offering a piece for a couple of mobile pawns and a kingside attack. But Svidler finds a way of defusing things and entering a winning ending} 24.Nxe4 {Some other possibilities:} ( 24.fxe4 Nxd3 ( 24...fxe4 25. Nxc5 exd3 26.Qxd3 +- ) 25.Qxd3 fxe4 26.Rxf8+ Qxf8 27.Qb1 ( 27.Qf1 Be3+ -+ ) 27...Be3+ 28.Kh1 Qf2 29.Rxc6 ( 29.Bg3 ) 29...Bf3 ) ( 24.Nxc5 Nxc5 25.dxc5 Qxe5 ) ( 24.dxc5 Qxe5 25.fxe4 fxe4 26.Be2 Bxe2 27.Nxe2 ( 27.Qxe2 Qxc3 -+ ) 27...Be3+ -+ ) 24...Nxe4 25.Rb7 {An interesting zwischenzug, threatening Bxg7+. If black retreats the knight to f6, then Bxf5 and Nc5 is good for white} ( 25.fxe4 fxe4 26.Be2 Be3+ 27.Kh1 Rxf1+ 28.Bxf1 Qf7 29.Be2 ( 29.Qb1 Qf2 30.Ba6 Bf3 31.Qf1 ) 29...Qf2 -+ ) 25...Bf6!? 26.fxe4 Bxe5 27.dxe5 fxe4 28.Rxf8+ Qxf8 29.Be2 Bxe2 30.Qxe2 Qf5 31.Qf2 Qxe5 32.Qg3! {White's knight and rook are well placed to contain the central pawns} 32...Qxg3 33.hxg3 h6 34.Kf2 Rf8+ 35.Ke2 Rf6 36.Nxa5 Rg6 37.Kf2 Rf6+ 38.Ke1 e3 39.Re7 d4 40.Nb3 c5!? 41.a5 Ra6 42.Ke2 Rg6 43.Nxc5 Rxg3 44.a6 Rxg2+ 45.Kd3 Rd2+ 46.Kc4 Kh7 47.a7 Ra2 48.Kb5 d3 49.Na6! {White wins after 49...d2 50.a8=Q d1=Q 51.Qe4+ Kg8 52.Re8+ Kf7 53.Qe6+} ( 49.Na6 d2 50.a8=Q d1=Q 51.Qe4+ Kg8 52.Re8+ Kf7 53.Qe6# ) 1-0

Kings and Queens

A unique Chinese event in Beijing featuring "teams" of top male and female players. The participants are Bareev, Short, Ye Jiangchuan, Seirawan, Xie Jun, Zhu Chen, Xu Yuhua and Zhao Xue.

Scores after first round:
2.5 Short/Zhao Xue
2.0 Ye Jiangchuan/Xu Yuhua
1.5 Yasser Seirwan/Zhu Chen
0.0 Evgeny Bareev/Xie Jun

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Hansen leads Nordic Championship

Arhus, Denmark: Features daily live comment from IGM Bent Larsen. The Nordic countries are Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and The Faroe Islands. Players include Stefansson, Hector, Agrest and Hansen.

Leading scores after 7 rounds:
6.0 Hansen
5.5 Agrest
5.0 Olafsson
4.5 Lehtinen, Stefansson, Hector

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Kasparov vs Azmaiparashvili

Crete: The world’s all-time top chess player, currently ranked No. 1 in the world rankings, Garry Kasparov, may not be taking on Ruslan Ponomarion for the title of world champion, as their head-to-head confrontation has been cancelled. But he will be competing, all the same, clashing with the European Champion, Georgia’s Grand Master, Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Host to this exciting encounter is the Municipality of Geropotamos, in central Crete, just a few days before Europe’s best players clash in the European Clubs Cup in the nearby city of Rethymnon.

The Kasparov vs. Azmaiparashvili games will be played at the Panormos, located on the coastal road, 20 kilometres east of Rethymnon and 55 kilometres west of Herakleion. The modern-day village of Panormos, which boasts a 10th-century Byzantine basilica, is built on the site where, according to Homer, lay the ancient city of Panormos.

The match will be broadcasted live at, and it is organised by KYDON Sports Club

The Kasparov vs. Azmaiparashivli match is a prelude to the 2003 European Clubs Cups, which will be held in the nearby city of Rethymnon, 27 September to 5 October. Check out the official competition website for more information: Garry Kasparov will play in the team "ladia-kazan-100", and Zurab Azmaiparashvili in the team "Kiseljak"

For the organising commitee
Mary Vigliraki

Official site


Dear Paul,
I have tried all web sites in Aus but cannot find anyone who sells chess tables. Do you know of anyone who sells them, I would be very appreciative of any info you can pass on to me. There are plenty of overseas sellers on the web but I want to get one locally. Failing that I will have to get one made, does your association have any table plans for sale?
Yors faithfully
June Reichenback


Hi Paul,
I was wondering whether you could help me.
I am after a ball park figure for the amount of people that play chess in Australia. I understand that there are some 10,000-12,000 registered players but I was wondering whether a study has ever been done into how many people know how to play chess?
Kind regards,

(Can anyone help? - Ed)

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

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

Category 3
October 4-6
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)
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
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

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


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
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

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

November weekender
Category  1
Nov 1-2
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Dear chessfriends,
Let me inform you about possibility still to register without additional charge for 3rd international chess tournament OPEN ZNOJMO 2003 (the Czech Republic) whose results will be rated for ELO FIDE. At present more than 40 players from 13 countries of 4 continents are registered. The tournament is open for all applicants. More detailed information should be found at the address . 
 With best regards
Dr. Jan Mazuch

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN 2003 -
CZECH OPEN - International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games -
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Tournaments Series -
International Chess Calender - 
Sachovy kalendar turnaju v CR a SR -
Dear chessfriends,
We take the liberty of sending you regulations of 4th International Chess Tournament OPEN LIBEREC 2003 which will take place 25.10.-1.11. 2003 in Liberec town (Jizerske mountains in the Czech Republic). This tournament is a part of series CZECH TOUR 2003 / 2004.
With best regards
Dr. Jan Mazuch

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN 2003 -
CZECH OPEN - International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games -
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Tournaments Series -
International Chess Calender - 
Sachovy kalendar turnaju v CR a SR -

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