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Back toTop Thanks to Graeme Gardiner, a picture of the winning team from Uni of NSW:
International Master Gary Lane of Sydney scored 5.5/9 (2392 rating
performance) in the Isle of Man International. Grandmasters Simen
Agdestein (Norway), winner on countback, and Smbat Lputian (Armenia) each
scored 7 points. The strongest ever African individual championship with
15 international masters in the 47 player field has just started in
Abuja, Nigeria. The top 5 will qualify for the World Championship
- Peter Parr, Sydney Morning Herald
Our Mayor Warren Polgaise on presenting the prizes to the winners, was very
pleased to see the mixed ages of the competitors and the dedication of all
the parents who transported them to and from our venue over the weekend. He
informed us all that next year we would be having a bigger and better
tournament and he hoped it would become the biggest tournament in NSW. As
Co-ordinator of the tournament I am looking forward very much to planning
for a suitable date for next years event.
We had a charming young lady, WIM Petra Blazkova from the Czech Republic,
participating. She arrived in Brisbane on the Saturday morning 4th Oct, and
had a Bye, then, arived at Tweed for the 11.30am second round. She will be
staying on the Gold Coast for six months studying Tourism and Public
Relations. You could be meeting up with her at one of the Tournaments. She
won the Best female prize, even after two days flying!
Under 15 (27 players, 8 rounds)
Under 12 (30 players, 11 rounds)
NSW Chess Association
On the agenda ...
ACF Council Meeting
Monday, 20 October 2003, 7.00 p.m. (AEST)
2. Minutes of previous meeting
3. Matters arising from previous meeting
4. Recording of votes
"ACF JUNIOR SELECTIONS
APPEALS AGAINST SELECTIONS FOR THE WORLD JUNIOR AGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SAM CHOW v RONALD YU - UNDER 16 BOYS
JING JIA v JUNTA IKEDA - UNDER 12 BOYS
The ACF Council -
NOTING that -
a. reservations have been expressed about the validity of the ACF Appeals
Tribunal's decision in the above appeals;
b. ACF action to implement the decision may therefore also be invalid; and
c. the Tribunal's recognition that the two selected players and the two
appellants would be very worthy selections;
RESOLVES, despite anything to the contrary in the ACF Selection Procedures
1. That both Ronald Yu and Sam Chow be selected to represent Australia in
the Under 16 Boys division;
2. That both Junta Ikeda and Jing Jia be selected to represent Australia in
the Under 12 Boys division; and
3. That the four selected players be treated equally in the matter of
financial and any other assistance as if each was the only selected player
in his division."
For: RJ, DJ, HD, BG, KB.
Against: GH, GW.
Abstained/No reply: JT, NG, MP, DM, TO.
Passed by email vote (22/7/03), 5 - 2.
"The ACF Council authorises the ACF Ratings Officers to make changes to the
rating system to reduce the impact of rating swings for players rated over
2200. Whether this should be further lowered to 2100 or even 2000 is left to
the rating offcers discretion." (Attachment A, Gletsos)
Moved: Bill Gletsos.
For: RJ, BG, HD, GW, JT, NG, DM, MP, KB, DJ.
Abstained/No reply: GH, TO.
Passed by email vote (21/8/03), 10 - 0.
5. President's Report
6. Treasurer's Report (Attachment B, Greenwood)
7. Director of Coaching Accredition's Report (Attachment C, Sweeney)
7. New appointments
7.1. Selection Co-ordinator (Adult). Nominee: Mike Van Renen,
(Attachment D, Jamieson)
7.2. Junior Selection Co-ordinator
7.3. ACF spokesperson on "Chess is a Sport". Nominee: Graeme Gardiner
7.4. Expressions of interest
8. NECG Aussie Elite Junior Chess Squad
9. Completed events
9.1. 2001/2 Australian Championships
9.1.1. Speck/Johansen Play-off
9.1.2. Future Play-off options (Attachment E, Jamieson)
9.2. 2003 Australian Clubs Championship, Caloundra
10. Future ACF events
10.1. 2003/4 Australian Championships, Adelaide
10.2. 2003 Australian School Teams Championships, Perth
10.3. 2004 Australian Junior Championships, Perth
11. Other future events
11.1. 2004 Australian Clubs Championship (call for bids)
11.2. 2004 Australian School Teams Championships (call for bids)
11.3. 2004/5 Australian Open and associated events (call for bids)
11.4. 2005 Australian Junior Championships (call for bids)
12. Draft ACF Selection Procedures By-law (Attachment F, Jessop)
13. Draft NSWCA constitutional amendments (Attachment G, Jessop)
13.1. Immediate Past President
13.2. Composition of the Executive
13.3. Email voting
14. Further motions on notice
14.1. Motion: "That notwithstanding By-Law 1 3(h)(i), Lim Yee Weng be
granted special exemption due to reduced opportunity to compete in ACF-rated
events, to qualify for the Australian Championships with 18 ACF rated games
played in the two years prior to entry rather than 20, provided that he
would otherwise still qualify under the requirements of By-Law 1.". Moved:
Kevin Bonham (Attachment H, Bonham)
14.2. Motion: "That the ACF Rating Officers are authorised to adjust the
ACF ratings as they see fit to try and bring the ACF ratings more in line
with the FIDE ratings. This correction to take place where determined
necessary prior to or at the same time as the publication of the first ACF
rating list for each calendar year." Moved: Bill Gletsos (Attachment I,
14.3. Motion: "That the ACF Ratings Officers are authorised to deduct
rating points from players who had been inactive over the period 1980-1999
to offset any anomalies caused by the 150 point bonus added to players back
in April 2000. The method of determination and the number of points to be
deducted is left to the ACF Rating Officers to decide." Moved: Bill Gletsos
(Attachment I, Gletsos)
15. Motions for National Conference, Adelaide
16. Associated bodies
17. Any other business
Date of next meeting
End of meeting
The following persons are currently listed as ACF Executive Members or State
Association Delegates (ie: holding voting rights at ACF Council meetings).
Changes to this list should be communicated to the Secretary
President: George Howard
Vice-President: Robert Jamieson
Secretary: Joseph Tanti
Treasurer: Norm Greenwood
NSWCA: Bill Gletsos
CV: Gary Wastell
CAQ: Howard Duggan
SACA: Michael Peake
CAWA: Denis McMahon
TCA: Kevin Bonham
ACTCA: Denis Jessop
CANT: Terry O'Neill
World Youth Championships
Starts 22 October. Australia will have a delegation of 38 this year.
4 coaches (Manuel Weeks, IM Kostas Moutoussis, GM Ian Rogers, Brett Tindall)
15 baggage carriers and funds suppliers (also known as parents)
Aust Teams Champs
Wohl's winning ways
International Master Alex Wohl has won first prize in the 132 player
Open International tournament in Munich (Germany). Wohl recovered from an
early loss to finish the event with 5 wins, one draw and one loss. Wohl
is keen to play as often as possible in the next few months and he has
entered the Arco International in Italy commencing on October 18th. This
will be followed by French inter-club, a category 5 round robin in the
Netherlands,and Spain in December.
Tweed Shire Chess Festival Open
We didn't have as many players as last year but the players that were here
enjoyed it as much I was told. I had messages from players regretting they
were unable to attend, due to being stressed out from too much chess over
the school holiday tournaments.
6.5 IM Stephen Solomon - 2379 ($750).
5.5 IM Andrean Susilodinata (aged 13 of Indonesia) and Justin Pengelly ($375 each).
A David Lovejoy, 5 -
B Moulthun Ly - 4 1/2
Mike Duffin - 4 1/2
Christopher Hardy 4 1/2
C Peter Haron - 4
Kelvin Finke - 4
D Nicholas Webb - 4
E Aidan Lloyd - 2 1/2
1st Tweed - Chris Eddelbuttle - 4
1st Female - WIM Petra Blazkova - 2266 - 4 1/2
1st Primary Student. - Moulthun Ly - 4 1/2
- Audie Pennefather.
Leading final scores, 7 rounds:
6.0 G.Xie, G.Charles
5.0 R.Song, E.Ungureanu, R.Yu and David Dick
City of Sydney Junior
Under 18 (16 players, 8 rounds):
6.5 V.Suttor (15)
6.0 J.Huang (12)
5.5 R.Song (9)
5.5 A.Nabung, J.Nguyen, J.Levin, J.Cohn, D.Webster, A.Nguyen
8.0 A.Soltysik, N.Adler
3.5/4 GM D.Johansen
6/7 FM C.Depasquale
3/4 IM D.Smerdon
4/6 IM P.Froelich
Australian Junior Championships offer
Chess Kids is organising a team of kids from all over Australia to stay and be coached
together at the Australian Junior Championships in Perth (Jan 14-25).
We are providing the opportunity for children to go without their parents
by offering supervision, accommodation, food, transport within Perth,
social activities and a full coaching service. Your child will receive
daily individual coaching and game preparation from one of:
IM Leonid Sandler, FM Chris Depasquale, CG David Cordover or Matthew Juszczynski (average rating 2150!)
Coaching/Preparation for the duration of the tournament : $175
Full Package: $998
This Package includes accommodation, transportation while in Perth, meals, supervision, coaching, and entry fees. The player must bear their own costs of travel to Perth, although supervision will be provided if you book to fly on the same plane as other team members. Places are limited, so to book this you must email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, November 1st. For all enquiries please contact 0411 877 833.
New NSW website address
The NSWCA website can now be found at the much easier to remember
http://www.nswca.org.au. please change your favorites/bookmarks/links. The old address still works at the moment
but can't be guaranteed to work in the future.
Mate in 2 - Julius Buchwald
Thanks to Graeme Gardiner, a picture of the winning team from Uni of NSW:
International Master Gary Lane of Sydney scored 5.5/9 (2392 rating performance) in the Isle of Man International. Grandmasters Simen Agdestein (Norway), winner on countback, and Smbat Lputian (Armenia) each scored 7 points. The strongest ever African individual championship with 15 international masters in the 47 player field has just started in Abuja, Nigeria. The top 5 will qualify for the World Championship tournament.
- Peter Parr, Sydney Morning Herald
Our Mayor Warren Polgaise on presenting the prizes to the winners, was very pleased to see the mixed ages of the competitors and the dedication of all the parents who transported them to and from our venue over the weekend. He informed us all that next year we would be having a bigger and better tournament and he hoped it would become the biggest tournament in NSW. As Co-ordinator of the tournament I am looking forward very much to planning for a suitable date for next years event.
We had a charming young lady, WIM Petra Blazkova from the Czech Republic, participating. She arrived in Brisbane on the Saturday morning 4th Oct, and had a Bye, then, arived at Tweed for the 11.30am second round. She will be staying on the Gold Coast for six months studying Tourism and Public Relations. You could be meeting up with her at one of the Tournaments. She won the Best female prize, even after two days flying!
Under 15 (27 players, 8 rounds)
Under 12 (30 players, 11 rounds)
NSW Chess Association Back toTop
Solution next week
Last Week's Solution:
Solution: 1.Qc3 waiting 1 dc 2.Re4 1 Rd any 2.Qxd4 1 e1=any 2.Qxe1 1 f2 2.Qg3 1 g3 2.Nxf3 1 h4 2.Nxg4 1 Rh any 2.Bxg7 1 N6 any 2.Nc4 1 Nxc6 2.Nxc6 1 N8 else 2.Re8 Comments: First published in The Problemist May 1991. Waiter with well disguised sacrificial key, 10 variations and 2 changed mates (Set play 1 d3 2.Qe4/Qf4 1 f2 2.Qxe2, True play 1 dc 2.Re4 1 f2 2.Qg3).
Contributions are most welcome to this section!
Final Scores, 6 rounds:
3.0 Sokolov, Aronian
Official site View Games and PGN
[Event "Essent"] [Site "Hoogeveen NED"] [Date "2003.10.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Polgar,Ju"] [Black "Karpov,Ana"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2693"] [EventDate "2003.10.12"] [ECO "C42"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. c4 Nb4 9. Be2 O-O 10. a3 Nc6 11. cxd5 Qxd5 12. Nc3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Qd6 14. Rb1 b6 15. Re1 Be6 16. Bd3 Rae8 17. Rb5 Na5 18. Rbe5 Nc6 19. R5e2 Bd7 20. d5 Na5 21. Ne5 Bf6 22. Bf4 Bxe5 23. Bxe5 Qxa3 24. Re3 Qc5 25. Bxh7+!! Kxh7 26. Qh5+ 1-0 After 26...Kg8 27. Bxg7!! Kxg7 28. Rg3+ Kf6 29. Qg5 mate - a repeat of Lasker's famous double-bishop sacrifice against Bauer.
[Event "Essent"] [Site "Hoogeveen NED"] [Date "2003.10.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Polgar,Ju"] [Black "Sokolov,I"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2695"] [EventDate "2003.10.12"] [ECO "C92"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. a4 h6 13. Bc2 b4 14. a5 Rb8 15. Ba4 Re7 16. Bb3 Re8 17. d5 Ne7 18. Nc4 bxc3 19. bxc3 Nxe4!? 20. Rxe4 Nxd5 21. Qc2 Nxc3 22. Rg4 Bxf3 23. gxf3 Ne2+ 24. Qxe2 Rxb3 25. Bxh6 Qf6 26. Nd2 Rb5 27. Bg5 Qe6 28. Kh2 d5 29. Rag1 Rxa5 30. Nf1 d4 31. Ng3 f5 32. Bd2 fxg4 33. Bxa5 Qd5 34. Ne4 Re6 35. Rxg4 c5 36. Nd2 e4 37. fxe4 d3 38. exd5 Rxe2 39. Kg2 Re5 40. Ne4 Kf7 41. Rf4+ Ke8 42. d6 Rd5 43. Bc3 Bxd6 44. Rf5!! 1-0 After 44...Rxf5 45. Nxd6+ wins.
[Event "Essent"] [Site "Hoogeveen NED"] [Date "2003.10.18"] [Round "6"] [White "Polgar,Ju"] [Black "Aronian,L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2722"] [BlackElo "2649"] [EventDate "2003.10.12"] [ECO "C90"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. Nbd2 Nc6 12. Nf1 Re8 13. a4 Be6 14. Ne3 h6 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 cxd4 18. Qxd4 Nd7 19. axb5 axb5 20. Bd2 Bf6 21. Qxd6 Rxa1 22. Rxa1 Bxb2 23. Rb1 Be5 24. Qd3 Qc7 25. Nd5 Bxd5 26. exd5 Nf6 27. g3 Rc8 28. Bd1 Qc4 29. Rc1!!
A surprise! After 29...Qxd3 30. Rxc8+ Kh7 31. Bc2! regains the queen, leaving white the exchange ahead. 29...Qxc1 30. Bxc1 Rxc1 31. d6 Nd7 32. Kg2 Bf6 33. Bc2 g6 34. Bb3 Kg7 35. Qd5 1-0 Sokolov gained some revenge for his earlier loss with this spectacular victory over the tournament winner: [Event "Essent"] [Site "Hoogeveen NED"] [Date "2003.10.17"] [Round "5"] [White "Sokolov,I"] [Black "Polgar,Ju"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2695"] [BlackElo "2722"] [EventDate "2003.10.12"] [ECO "E12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. a3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Qc2 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Be7 9. e4 O-O 10. Bd3 c5 11. O-O Qc8 12. Qe2 Ba6 13. Rd1 Rd8 14. h4 cxd4 15. cxd4 Bxd3 16. Rxd3 Nd7 17. Bg5 f6 18. Bf4 Qb7 19. h5 Rac8 20. Rad1 Qa6 21. e5 f5 22. d5 exd5 23. Nd4 Rf8 24. Qf3 Nc5 25. h6 g5 26. Bxg5 Bxg5 27. Qh5 Bf4 28. Rf3 Bxe5 29. Nxf5 Qb7 30. Rxd5 Rce8 31. Qg5+ Kh8 32. Rxe5 Rxe5 33. Ne7!!
A beautiful interference sacrifice. If 33...Qxe7 34. Qxe7 Rxe7 35. Rxf8 mate. 33... Re1+ 34. Kh2 Qb8+ 35. Rg3 Rxe7 36. Qxe7 Ne6 37. Qxe6 Qf4 38. a4 a6 39. Qxb6 Rb8 40. Qe3 Qh4+ 41. Rh3 Qf6 42. Qc3 1-0Ian Rogers played in a strong related event. And also under way in Europe are two other very strong events: the European Team Champoinship and the Samba Cup in Denmark. Full reports next time.
You might be interested in the following article from the times, which outlines a plan by the British Education Secretary Charles Clarke to investigate increasing the role of Chess in British schools, including possibly making it part of the mainstream curriculum in some way. He is in talks with the BCF to get them involved in a significant way.
The article is told through a chess game between the journalist and Clarke, and is quite entertaining. Thought it might be of interest. - Jon Paxman
Paul, I am doing a research study on chess & its relevance in the development of critical thinking skills as part of a school curriculum. Are you ( or any of the ACF newsletter readers) aware of any links to chess & education that may be of value? David Cordover has referred me to several sites, I am just "cross-checking" to see if I can pick up some more. I am happy to send a copy of the research when it is completed. regards NickPlease email Nick Gibson if you have any suggestions.
New South Wales RAPID PLAY Championship 2003 Venue: St George Leagues Club 124 Princes Highway, Kogarah. Nine rounds over 3 Wednesday nights 12th, 19th & 26th of November 2003 Registration 7:00 pm 12th November Starting Time 7.30 pm all 3 nights Rate of play 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. Entry Fee Adult $30, Concession $25. Junior U15 - $20 1st Prize $300 **** 2nd $150 **** 3rd $50 U2000 1st $100 * 2nd $50, U1800 1st $100 * 2nd $50, U1600 1st $100 * 2nd $50, U1400 1st $100 * 2nd $50 1st Junior $100 ************* Prize pool based on 60 entries. Players are eligible for only 1 prize. Only NSWCA or NSWJCL members eligible for Title Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc. Mail must be sent before 30th October 2003 to GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001. D.O.P. Charles Zworestine Pre register via phone or email before 30th October and save $5 Enquires Paul Sike 9533 1759 Pre registration - pay on the day email@example.com xxx 4th annual Laurieton 'November Open' Grand Prix. We welcome all Chessplayers to this event to be held in Laurieton Services Club 1 & 2 November. 7 Round Swiss with 60 min. per Player. Times:- Saturday - 10.00, 12.45, 3.15, 5.45 - Sunday 10.00, 12.45, 3.15. Primary & High School Students most welcome. Prizes: $ 150 First. Divisional Prizes determined by the number of entries. Only one Prize each Player. Tournament Directors decision is final. Entry: $ 20 Seniors ~ $ 8 under 18 years. Refreshments supplied Free. Club Bistro open for Lunch and Dinner. Non-Smoking event. Contact:ChessWorld
Ph. 6559 9060, Strahan 6585 1143
ONE MONTH of FREE CHESS! To Celebrate the Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre 1st Birthday we are open every Monday and Wednesday from 3.15 – 6.15 pm until November 3rd FREE OF CHARGE. Anyone can come along and play games, get a lesson and even play a tournament and there is no cost at all. 758 North Rd, Ormond Monday & Wednesday 3.15 – 6.15pm October 6th to November 3rd FREE of charge Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre A few changes in place for Term 4 with the focus shifting in the Lecture Streams towards badge testing. Beginners & Toddler Chess Saturday 12.30-1.30 Suitable for those never having played chess before or ages 5 to 7 Bronze Level Lectures (beginner - 800) Tuesday 5.30 – 6.30 Saturday 10 – 11 am Saturday 11.15 – 12.15 Silver Level Lecture (up to 1200) Thursday 5.30 - 6.30 Gold Lecture (1200 plus) Tuesday 6.30 – 7.30 DROP-IN Chess club and Social games (all welcome!) Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3.15 - 5.15 Term prices from $44 for 10 weeks Contact 9576 8143 or www.chesskids.com.au Australian Junior Championships January 14-25 in Perth Chess Kids will be taking a team for a fully supervised and catered trip. Coaches: IM Leonid Sandler, FM Chris Depasquale, George Zaprudsky and David Cordover Contact David on 0411 877 833 for details RJ Shield Next RJ Shield is on Sunday 26th October Times: 1pm – 5pm Venue: Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre, 758 North Rd, Ormond *Note the Eastern Zone has been cancelled.
Co-ordinator: ChessWorld/David Cordover firstname.lastname@example.org 0411 877 833 Laurieton Open Category 1 NSW Nov 1-2 Contact Endel Lane (02) 6559 9060 email@example.com November weekender Category 1 TAS Nov 1-2 Contact K.Bonham (03) 6224 8487 firstname.lastname@example.org Gosford Open Category 2 NSW Nov 8-9 Contact Keith Farrell email@example.com Taree RSL Spring Open Category 1 NSW Nov 15-16 Contact Endel Lane (02) 6559 9060 firstname.lastname@example.org NSWCA November Weekender Category 2 Nov 22-23 contact Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike) Email: email@example.com (Peter Cassetari) Tuggeranong Vikings chess weekender December 6-7 Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Club Michael Whitely - 02 62929937 John Peterson 62965135 X-Mas Swiss Tournament Category 2-3? December 20-21 Contact David Cordover (03) 9576177 or 0411-877-833 firstname.lastname@example.org