ACF Bulletin #239

October 27, 2003

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In this issue

* World Youth Championships
* Seberry leads NSW Champs
* Problems
* World News: Rogers in Essent
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

World Youth Championships

Greece: The highlight for Australia so far has been Raymond Song, who shares the lead on 4/4 in the Boys' under-10. Tomek Rej succumbed to the favourite Mamedyarov in round 1 of the Boys' U/18.
Australia has 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)

Report from Peter Parr's column:
Nine hundred and eighty five players from eighty-four countries including nineteen Australians (NSW 8, ACT 7, VIC 4) are competing in the World Youth Championships in Halkidiki, Greece. Australia is represented in all ten divisions (Under 18,16,14,12,10 boys and girls). Australian Junior Champion Tomek Rej lost to the top seed Grandmaster Mamedyarov Shakhriyaz rated 2595 from Azerbaijan in the first round. Raymond Song of Sydney has won his first three games in the boys under 10 and shares the lead with 10 others in the 132 player event. Progress scores of the 19 Australians after round 3 (total score 25.5/57) U18 (B) T.Rej (NSW) 1 (G) S.Oliver (ACT) 1
U16 (B) R.Yu (NSW) 1.5 S.Chow (VIC) 1 P.Jovanovic (ACT) 1 G.Oliver (ACT) 0.5 (G) H.Huddleston (NSW) 1.5
U14 (B) J.Cronan (NSW) 1 D.Stojic (VIC) 1 M.Wei (ACT) 2 (G) M.Lee (VIC) 1
U12 (B) J.Jia (VIC) 2 J.Ikeda (ACT) 1 J.Huang (NSW) 2 (G) A.Song (NSW) 1 T.Oliver (ACT) 1 A.Soltysik (NSW) 2
U10 (B) R.Song (NSW) 3 (G) K.Smith (ACT)1 Here are some reports garnered from the ACF bulletin board:

Jenni Oliver:

The first 2 days have gone fairly well.  Yesterday was disappointing as 
so many games were lost, when they looked good for Australia.  Gareth 
Oliver, Angela Song and James Cronan all had material advantages, but 
could not convert to wins or draws (both Angela and Gareth were in time 
trouble, not sure about James).  A number of others had good positions.  
We did well in the Under 12 and Under 10 categories, with Junta Ikeda, 
Jing Jia, Justin Huang, Raymond Song and Adelaide Soltysik all winning.  
In the older categories only Shannon Oliver had any success with a very 
aggressive game and a draw against a WIM. Tomek Rej had the experience 
of playing on board 1 against the top seed. 
The second day went much bettter.  Raymond won a very tough game and 
was joined by Michelle Lee, Michael Wei, Dusan Stojic, James Cronan, 
Heather Huddleston, Sam Chow, Peter Jovanovic, Tomek Rej and Justin 
Huang.  Angela Song, Gareth Oliver and Ronald Yu all had draws.  Ronald 
was up a piece, but the position was not easy to win. When I went to dinner 
all the older boys and coaches were still analysing trying to find a win. 
Michael Wei played a good game where he knew theory to around move 
30, while his opponent ran out around move 22. Jing Jia felt he played too 
fast and missed a tactic – he was nervous about playing an FM and this 
probably affected his game. 
It is still early days - it normally takes until at least round 5 before you can 
get a feel for how things are going, but Raymond and Justin have had good 
starts with 2 out of 2. 


Day 3 has been another hard day for the Aussies but I will leave it up to Jenni 
to update results. 
I would just like to say what a well behaved, cohesive, supportive group of kids 
the team has been so far. All players are anxious to see whether their friends 
have won and how the whole team is going. Whilst I am writing this email the 
older boys are performing their ritual circle of support on the beach for round 4 
(this worked after round 1).  
The Australians have staked their claim on a spot in the foyer of the hotel where 
the parents and coaches wait for each player to return one by one. If anyone else 
is in our spot they soon move on as the team accumulates at the end of the round 
before dinner. There is not much room for anyone else when you have ten people 
trying to analyse each game. 
Tomorrow is an important day for the team to get back to (above) 50%. 
The coaches are working very hard, no sleep, no lunch, receding hairline, including 
our adopted Australian (Kostas) so I would just like to thank Ian, Manuel, Bret and 
Kostas for their help so far. 
Hope to have internet connection through the hotel before the end of the tournament 
but at this stage I can only get out through my mobile phone. I don’t know how the 
Olympics will happen next year either whilst James and I were in Athens we had 
one night without power and the next without water and tourist buses could not 
get to our hotel because the streets were to narrow.  

Jenni Oliver:

First of all thanks for the good wishes!  I'll pass them onto Raymond and 
the others in the morning.  You appear to be getting results and pairings 
as quickly as we do, so most of this report is unneccessary, but here it 
is anyway,  

Round 3 started off well with a number of wins in quick succession, but 
the older juniors strruggled a little to keep the score to just under 50% 
for the day.  Wins by Tamzin Oliver and Kayleigh Smith mean that all of 
the team are now off zero.   

Raymond Song had a fairly easy win, keeping his perfect score, but 
Justin Huang lost to stay on 2 points.  Angela  Song is playing a little 
passively and has promised Manuel to be more aggressive tomorrow.  
Shannon Oliver had a draw with a 2150 player, but incurred Ian Rogers’ 
wrath, as he felt she had all the winning chances.  Michael Wei won 
fairly easily – his  superior theory is doing well.  Jing Jia also won very 
quickly, as did Adelaide Soltysik.  Ronald Yu and Heather Huddleston 
had very long games, with Ronald winning and Heather drawing.  Junta 
Ikeda had a draw with one of the Vietnamese players - as they have only 
brought players they felt had medal chances, due to financial 
constraints, this was a good result. 
The venue is quite good – 2 hotels set in a pretty garden setting, near the beach.  
The team is getting on well and children (and parents), supporting each other.  
The organisation has been pretty good so far. 
Round 4 was another of those disappointing days of lost opportunities.  However 
the kids are learning with every game and they take that learning away, whether 
they win or lose. 
The good news is that Raymond won again – tomorrow he plays the Russian top seed, 
but the general feel by the coaches is that he is not as scary as he seems.  Adelaide 
Soltysik won again, which makes her on 3 out of 4  - an excellent result.  Heather 
Huddleston’s opponent blundered badly on move 13 to give her a quick win. Michelle 
Lee, James Cronan and Sam Chow also won.  Draws came from Junta Ikeda, Michael 
Wei, Dusan Stojic, Ronald Yu and Tomek Rej.   
Angela and Gareth had another bad day.  Angela was winning and blundered right 
at the end.  Gareth has had 3 very good games, where he was unlucky to only get 
1/2 point out of the 3.  However he played a shocker today.  He was very keen to 
get a win tomorrow, but his opponent apparently plays a French Exchange and 
goes for a draw.  Gareth went to bed very grumpy, becasue he wants a win tomorrow.   
Tomorrow Ronald and Sam play each other – an unfortunate pairing from a 
morale point of view.  

[Event "WYCC 2003 - B18"]
[Site "Halkidiki"]
[Date "2003.10.23"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz"]
[Black "Rej, Tomek"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2595"]
[BlackElo "2242"]
[ECO "D45"]
[EventDate "2003.10.23"]
[PlyCount "57"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4!? 
    {The latest fashion, marking a stark change of direction from normal 
    slav-style positions. If 7...Nxg4 8. Rg1 soon regains the pawn with 

7...dxc4 8.Bxc4 Qe7 9.g5 Nd5 10.Bd2 Nxc3 11.Bxc3 b5 12.Be2 Bb7 13.d5!? {White's kmeen to open up the game, and here unveils his Bc3 which threatens Bxg7} 13...e5 14.dxc6 Bxc6 15.Rd1 O-O 16.Qd2 Bc5 17.b4 Bb6 18.Qd6 {White already has a sizeable initiative} 18...Qxd6 19.Rxd6 Rfc8 20.O-O a5 21.Rc1 Bxf3 {Black's pieces are uncomfortable and overloaded, but this move doesn't solve the problem} ( 21...axb4 22.Bxb4 Rxa2 23.Bxb5 ) 22.Bxf3 Ra7 23.Bg4! axb4 24.Bd2 ( ) 24...Rxc1+ 25.Bxc1 b3 26.Rxd7 Rxa2 27.Rb7 Bc5 28.Rxb5 h5 29.Bd1 1-0

[Event "WYCC 2003 - B10"] [Site "Halkidiki"] [Date "2003.10.23"] [Round "1.9"] [White "Dobak, Daniel"] [Black "Song, Raymond"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1985"] [ECO "C18"] [EventDate "2003.10.23"] [PlyCount "108"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 Bd7 12.Qd3 dxc3 13.Nxc3 a6 14.Rb1 Na5 15.h4 Nf5 16.Rh3 O-O-O 17.h5 Nc4 18.h6 Rg6 19.h7 Rh8 20.Qf3 Rg7 21.g4 Ne7 22.Bd3 Nxe5!

23.fxe5 Qxc3+ 24.Kd1 Qd4 25.Rb4 Qg1+ 26.Kd2 Ng6 27.Bb2 Rgxh7 28.Rxh7 Rxh7 29.Bxg6 Qh2+ 30.Kd1 Qh1+ 31.Qxh1 Rxh1+ 32.Ke2 fxg6 33.Bc3 Bb5+ 34.Ke3 Rh3+ 35.Kd2 Rh2+ 36.Ke1 Rxc2 37.Bd2 Ra2 38.Rb3 Ra1+ 39.Kf2 Rd1 40.Rb2 Kc7 41.Bc3 Kc6 42.Rd2 Rc1 43.Bd4 Bc4 44.Rb2 b5 45.Kg3 Rd1 46.Bf2 Rd3+ 47.Kf4 Rxa3 48.Kg5 Bd3 49.Rd2 b4 50.Kf6 Kd7 51.Bc5 a5 52.Rxd3 Rxd3 53.Kxg6 b3 54.Ba3 Rd2 0-1 [Event "WYCC 2003 - B10"] [Site "Halkidiki"] [Date "2003.10.25"] [Round "3.6"] [White "Saleh, Mirzaie"] [Black "Song, Raymond"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1985"] [ECO "B01"] [EventDate "2003.10.25"] [PlyCount "50"] 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bd2 c6 6.Ne4 Qc7 7.Nxf6+ exf6 8. Qe2+ Be7 9.O-O-O O-O 10.Qd3 Be6 11.Kb1 Rd8 12.c4 Nd7 13.Qc2 Nf8 14.Nf3 a6 15.Bd3 b5 16.c5 a5 17.Be3 a4 18.Nd2 Qd7 19.b3 axb3 20.axb3 Ra6 21.Kb2 Rda8 22.Ra1 Qa7 23.Qc1 Ra2+ 24.Rxa2 Qxa2+ 25.Kc3 b4+ 0-1

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Aust Teams Champs

The photo we ran last week of the UNSW team that won the inaugural Teams Championship came from John Huddleston - not Graeme Gardiner, as we suggested.

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Seberry leads NSW Championships

Ralph Seberry has taken the sole lead with one round to play by defeating Gareth Charles in the eighth round of the NSW State Championship at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Greg Canfell dropped a valuable half point to Romeo Capilitan and George Xie,the defending champion beat Edgardo Agulto. Leading scores after round 8 R.Seberry 7,G.Xie and G.Canfell 6.5 G.Charles 4.5. George Winter leads the main supporting event with 6.5/8 and Eddy Katnic leads the under 1600 rated event on 7/8. - Peter Parr

A.Bird v R.Seberry 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. g3 Be6 7. b3 a6 8. N5c3 Be7 9. Bg2 Nf6 10. O-O Qb6 11. Be3 Qc7 12. Bg5 Rd8 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Bd5 h5 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Qd3 Bf8 17. Qg6+ Qf7 18. Qxf7+ Kxf7 19. e4 Nd4 20. Nd2 Bh6 21. f4 h4 22. Nf3 hxg3 23. hxg3 Nc2 24. f5 exf5 25. Rab1 Ne3 26. Rfe1 f4 27. Nd5 Nxd5 28. cxd5 fxg3 29. Kg2 Rc8 30. Re2 Bf4 31. Rh1 Rxh1 32. Kxh1 f5 33. exf5 Kf6 34. b4 Kxf5 35. Kg2 Kg4 36. Ne1 Rc1 37. Nc2 Rd1 38. Ne3+ Bxe3 39. Rxe3 Rd2+ 40. Kf1 Rxa2 41. Rc3 Kh3 42. Rc1 Kh2 0-1

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Mate in 2 - Andy Sag

Solution next week

Last Week's Solution:

Mate in 2 - Julius Buchwald


1.Qc7  (Threat 2.Qxc5)
1 Ne4	2.Ng4
1 Nf5	2.Qe5
1 N else	2.Rh3


First Prize American Chess Bulletin 1946.
The key changes 3 mates following moves of the black knight. 
Comment by K.S.Howard 1967.

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World news

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Essent Open

Netherlands: While Judit Polgar was scoring a sensational victory in Holland's Essent tournament the other week, Australia's top player Ian Rogers was unlucky not to win a strong related event. Although undefeated, he had to settle for equal third. The Essent Open attracted 66 players

Leading final scores, 9 rounds:
7.0 Izoria, Inarkiev
6.5 Pert, Rogers, Motylev
6.0 Dvoirys, Glek, Grigoriants, Stellwagen, L'Ami, Janssen

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[Event "Essent Open"]
[Site "Hoogeveen"]
[Date "2003.10.10"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Rogers, I"]
[Black "Van Beek, A"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D30"]
[EventDate "2003.10.10"]
[PlyCount "53"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Qc2 e6 5.g3 Nbd7 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.Nbd2 
Re8 9.Rd1 Qe7 10.e4 dxe4 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Qxe4 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Ng5 
f5 15.Qc2 Bc5 16.Re1 Qf6 17.Bf4 Bd7 18.Bxe5 Rxe5 19.Rxe5 Qxe5 20.Rd1 
Be8 21.Qd2 Qf6 22.Re1 Rd8 
{Black seems to be emerging from his early discomfort, so Rogers takes 
a draw via a spectacular combination}

23.Bd5+!? cxd5 24.Rxe8+!! Rxe8 25.Qxd5+ Kh8 
{Not ...Kf8 26. Nxh7+ winning the queen}
26.Nf7+ Kg8 27.Ng5+ 1/2-1/2 

[Event "Essent Open"]
[Site "Hoogeveen"]
[Date "2003.10.12"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Rogers, I"]
[Black "Jonkman, H"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D36"]
[EventDate "2003.10.10"]
[PlyCount "95"]

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.Qc2 Be7 7.e3 Nbd7 
8.Bd3 O-O 9.Nf3 Re8 10.O-O Nf8 11.Rae1 Be6 12.Ne5 N6d7 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 
14.f4 f6 15.Nxd7 Qxd7 16.b4 Qd6 17.Qb2 a5 18.bxa5 Rxa5 19.a4 Bf7 
{Black's not worried by 20. Qxb7?? Rb8}
20.f5 Nd7 21.e4!? dxe4 22.Nxe4 Qd5 23.Qb4 Rea8 24.Nc3 c5 25.Nxd5 cxb4 
26.Nxb4 Rxa4 27.Rb1 Rd8 28.Rfc1 Nf8 29.d5 Nd7 30.Rc7 Ne5 31.Bb5 Ra5 
32.Rxb7 Bxd5 33.Nxd5 Rxd5 34.Bc4!! 
{A brilliant surprise}

34...Kf8 ( 34...Nxc4 35.Rb8+ Kf7 36.R1b7+ Rd7 37.Rxd7# ) 35.Bxd5 Rxd5 36.Ra1 Nd7 37.Raa7 Ke8 38.g4 Rd2 39.Kf1 Ke7 40.Ke1 Rd4 41.Ke2 Rd5 42.Ke3 Rd1 43.Ra4 Kd6 44.Rd4+ Rxd4 45.Kxd4 Kc6 46.Ra7 Kd6 47.Ra6+ Ke7 48.Kd5 1-0 [Event "Essent Open"] [Site "Hoogeveen"] [Date "2003.10.13"] [Round "4"] [White "Grigoriants, S"] [Black "Rogers, I"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B16"] [EventDate "2003.10.10"] [PlyCount "80"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 {An aggressive, unbalancing line much favoured by Rogers} 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 Qc7 8.h3 Bh5 9.Nh4 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 e6 11.O-O Nd7 12.c4 O-O-O 13.Be3 c5 14.Rac1 Rg8 15.Nf3 Qc6 16.d5!? {A pawn sacrifice to accelerate the attack} 16...exd5 17.cxd5 Qxd5 18.Rfd1 Qc6 19.b4 Bd6 20.bxc5 Bc7 21.Rd6 Qa4 22.Rd4 Qc6 23.Rd6 Qa4 24.Rc4 Qa5 25.Rdd4 Ne5 26.Nxe5 fxe5 27.Rh4 Qb5 28.c6 bxc6 29.f3 Rd6 30.Qc2 Qd5 31.Qf5+ Kb7 32.Rb4+ Ka8 33.Rxh7 Qd1+ 34.Kh2 e4 35.f4 Rxg2+!!

36.Kxg2 Qf3+ 37.Kh2 Qe2+ 38.Kg3 Qxe3+ 39.Kh4 Bd8+ 40.Kh5 Rd5 0-1 [Event "Essent Open"] [Site "Hoogeveen"] [Date "2003.10.15"] [Round "6"] [White "Glek, I"] [Black "Rogers, I"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C04"] [EventDate "2003.10.10"] [PlyCount "108"] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6!? {Rogers strikes me as having a strong affinity to Lasker, who was notorious for playing odd-looking but troublesome moves and constantly creating problems for his opponent to solve.} 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Nb4!? 6.e5!? Nxd3+ 7.cxd3 Ng8!? {Rogers probably wants his knight attacking d4 on f5 via e7, not d7} 8.Nf1 b6 9.Ng3 a5! {The bishop on a6 will torment the d3 pawn} 10.O-O Ba6 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Qd2 h6 13.Bxe7 Nxe7 14.Nh5!? {A dangerous square for the knight, and it's hard to shift because g6 leaves f6 open} 14...O-O 15.Rac1 Ng6 16.Rc3 Qe7 17.Rfc1 Rfc8 18.Nf4 a4!? {Rogers is unconcerned about doubled g-pawns because tte opened f-file is useful for kingside play } 19.Nxg6 fxg6 20.Qc2 g5 21.h3 Qe8 {Rogers eyes possibilities on the kingside} 22.Qd1 Qf7 23.h4 g4 24.Nh2 h5 25.Qd2 {White has weakened black's kingside dark squares} 25...Qg6 26.Nf1 c5 27.Qe3 Rd8 28.Ng3 Bb5 29.Ne2 c4 30.Nf4 Qf5 31.dxc4 dxc4!? {Opening the long diagonal and exposing the d4 pawn} 32.Rd1 Rf8 33.g3 Rad8 34.Rcc1 Ba6 35.d5!? {Before black has time for b5 and Bb7} 35...exd5 36.Qxb6 Bc8 37.Ng6 Kh7!? {An exchange sac from the ever-enterprising Rogers, who gets kingside pressure and a strong bishop in the deal} ( 37...Rfe8 38.Rxc4!? Qe6 39.Rc6 )

38.Nxf8+ Rxf8 39.Qe3 Be6 40.Rd4 Rb8 {White's rooks have little scope beyond seeking adventures on the f-file} 41.Qe2 Qg6 42.Qd2 Rb5 43.Re1 Bf7 44.Rf4 Qe6 45.Qc2+ Bg6 {Rogers' bishop becomes more and more powerful} 46.Qxa4 Rxb2 47.Rf8 Be4 48.Qa8 Qxe5 49.Rxe4!? {With black growing stronger by the move, white opts for a drawing line} 49...dxe4 50.Rh8+ Kg6 51.Qc6+ Qf6 52.Qxe4+ Qf5 53.Qe8+ Qf7 54.Qe4+ Qf5 ( 54...Qf5 55.Qxf5+ Kxf5 56.Rxh5+ Ke4 57.Rc5 Kd4 ) looks winning for black so White takes perpetual 1/2-1/2

Russia wins Euro Team Championships

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Players included Bareev, Svidler, Grischuk, Morozevich, Khalifman, Shirov, Gelfand, Topalov and Van Wely.

Leading final scores after 9 rounds:
1 Russia 8 1 0 17 22˝ 181˝ 451,50
2 Israel 7 1 1 15 22˝ 180 448,25
3 Georgia 6 1 2 13 22 173˝ 422,00
4 Slovenia 6 1 2 13 20˝ 170˝ 381,25
5 Ukraine 5 2 2 12 23 165˝ 410,75
6 Czech Republic 5 2 2 12 22˝ 150 369,50
7 Spain 6 0 3 12 21 173˝ 393,50
8 Belarus 4 3 2 11 21 163 375,25
9 Poland 5 1 3 11 20˝ 182˝ 404,25
10 France 5 1 3 11 20 173˝ 374,25
11 Germany 5 1 3 11 18 177˝ 345,50
12 F.Y.R.Macedonia 5 0 4 10 21˝ 148˝ 331,00

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Four tie in Samba Cup

Skanderborg, Denmark: Features Nielsen, Short, Alekseev, Bologan, Hansen, Ivanchuk, Palo, Sasikiran, Kasimdzhanov and Sadvakasov. Kasimdzhanov had a bad start to the tournament, losing to Short, Sadvakasov and Sasikiran. And Darmen Sadvakasov has surprised onlookers by beating favourite Ivanchuk twice. It seems he has made the transition to become a strong GM.

Final scores, 9 rounds:
5.5 PH Nielsen, Sadvakasov, Short, Curt Hansen
5.0 Ivanchuk, Bologan
4.5 Kasimdzhanov
3.5 Alekseev
2.5 Sasikiran, Palo

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Upcoming local tournaments

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


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	


Fairfield Summer Cup
Fairfield RSL Memorial Club
14 Anzac Ave Fairfield (next to Railway Station)
13th & 14th December 2003

9am - 6pm  Saturday and Sunday
Cat 2 (possibliy Cat 3 dependant on Entries) GP Event.
6 Rounds  (working on getting the venue for Sat night to make it 7 rounds)
1st Prize $800
Plus minor and divisional prizes. (and Junior prizes)

Big emphasis on attracting Juniors to this event as it is a very junior
friendly venue.

Enquiries or early entry to   (or 0417-497-258)


Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre will be running a Melbourne Cup Day coaching and games program.
When:               Tuesday November 4th
Times:              9am – 5pm
Where:              Chess Kids – 758 North Rd, Ormond
What:               Tournaments, coaching, games and plenty of chess!
Cost:                $35 for the full day ($20 for ˝ day – either before or after 1pm)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – The program will be cancelled if we receive fewer 
than 10 enrolments.  Book on 9576 8177 or

Don’t forget next RJ Shield – Transfer Chess
November 30th 
1-5pm at the Chess Kids Centre, Ormond.

X-Mas Swiss Tournament
Sat/Sun 20-21 December
$1500+ cash prizes
enquiries to 9576 8177 
enter to

(IM Leonid Sandler, FM Chris Depasquale are two early confirmed entries!)

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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- Paul Broekhuyse
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