ACF Bulletin #238

October 18, 2003

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In this issue

* ACF Council Meeting agenda
* World Youth Championships
* Aust Teams Champs photo
* Wohl's winning ways
* Tweed Shire Chess Festival Open
* Ryde-Eastwood Open
* Sydney Junior
* Vic Champs update
* Australian Junior offer
* NSW website change
* Problems
* World News: Polgar wins Essent
* Letters
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

On the agenda ...


ACF Council Meeting

Monday, 20 October 2003, 7.00 p.m. (AEST)

1. Attendance
2. Minutes of previous meeting
3. Matters arising from previous meeting
4. Recording of votes
    4.1. Motion:
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.
    4.2. Motion:
"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.
Against: -.
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
        7.4.1. Treasurer
        7.4.2. Secretary
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
    16.1. NSWJCL
    16.2. AWCL
    16.3. CCLA
    16.4. ACTJCL
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

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World Youth Championships

Greece: Starts 22 October. Australia will have a delegation of 38 this year.
19 players
4 coaches (Manuel Weeks, IM Kostas Moutoussis, GM Ian Rogers, Brett Tindall)
15 baggage carriers and funds suppliers (also known as parents)

Official site

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Aust Teams Champs

Thanks to Graeme Gardiner, a picture of the winning team from Uni of NSW:

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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.

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

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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.

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!

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.

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Ryde-Eastwood Open

Leading final scores, 7 rounds: 6.0 G.Xie, G.Charles
5.5 D.Peters
5.0 R.Song, E.Ungureanu, R.Yu and David Dick

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City of Sydney Junior

Lidcombe: Under 18 (16 players, 8 rounds):
6.5 V.Suttor (15)
6.0 J.Huang (12)
5.5 R.Song (9)

Under 15 (27 players, 8 rounds)
6.5 J.Tse
5.5 A.Nabung, J.Nguyen, J.Levin, J.Cohn, D.Webster, A.Nguyen

Under 12 (30 players, 11 rounds)
11.0 M.Illingworth
8.5 A.Miranda
8.0 A.Soltysik, N.Adler

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Victorian Championship

Progress scores: 3.5/4 GM D.Johansen
6/7 FM C.Depasquale
3/4 IM D.Smerdon
4/6 IM P.Froelich

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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 by Saturday, November 1st. For all enquiries please contact 0411 877 833.

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New NSW website address

The NSWCA website can now be found at the much easier to remember please change your favorites/bookmarks/links. The old address still works at the moment but can't be guaranteed to work in the future.

Mal Murrell
NSWCA Webmaster

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Mate in 2 - Julius Buchwald

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!

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World news

sourced from NetChessNews

Polgar wins Essent

Hoogeveen, Netherlands: The regular Dutch event this year featured Polgar, Sokolov, Karpov and Aronian. Polgar was in blistering form, beating Karpov in spectacular style in round 1 and also winning nice games from Sokolov and Aronian.

Final Scores, 6 rounds:
4.0 Polgar
3.0 Sokolov, Aronian
2.0 Karpov

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 1-0

Ian 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.

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Dear Paul,
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.,,1-7-836469,00.html

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.


Please email Nick Gibson if you have any suggestions.

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Upcoming local tournaments

New South Wales 
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	


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:  Ph. 6559 9060, Strahan 6585 1143

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

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.

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Chess World Grand Prix

Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
0411 877 833

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 Keith Farrell

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

NSWCA November Weekender
Category 2
Nov 22-23
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

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

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