Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 255, March 3, 2004

In this issue: March ratings | Dos Hermanas internet tournament | Fiji website | World news | Games | Tournaments | Grand Prix 2004

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Coaching with IM John-Paul Wallace: Current Australian Open Champion and experienced coach, IM John-Paul Wallace is available for email and live coaching over the Internet. He will also provide a special service with daily preparation for your individual games during tournaments. If you are interested send John-Paul an email and state chess coaching in the subject line.

The 38th Ballarat Begonia Tournament Ballarat, Victoria. Labour Day weekend 6-8 March 2004. Class 3 Grand Prix and FIDE-rated - Full details and entry form at

The Italo-Australian Club 42nd Doeberl Cup: Canberra - Easter weekend 9-12 April - Class 3 Grand Prix - Full details and entry form at

ACF Secretary needed: The role involves preparing timely agendas and minutes for quarterly meetings, and organising quarterly telephone conferences. As part of the ACF Executive the Secretary would be privy to confidential discussion on Australian Chess matters. Most of the work is performed via email, so some compensation for internet access and photocopying when necessary will be made available. Please apply to George Howard - ACF President on 0414841575 for a confidential chat or by email to

Wanted: Olympiad Appeal Co-ordinator: The Co-ordinator must fulfil or arrange to have fulfilled the ACF Olympiad By-Laws, specifically para 2. Resources will be allocated to assist the occupant. The ACF Treasurer will assist with accounting tasks if required. Persons interested should not hesitate to send applications to George Howard, ACF President at or call me on 0414841575 for a confidential discussion.

March 2004 Ratings - 70 points added: The March 2004 ratings have just been released and can be seen on the ACF website at There's been an important change this time aroound as 70 points have been added to the ratings to bring them into line with FIDE ratings. ACF Ratings Officer Bill Geltsos explains:

Last year the ACF Council passed the following 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." In line with this all players December ratings were increased by 70 points prior to the calculation of the ratings for the March 2004 period. Now someone is surely going to suggest that players lost most of the the 150 points that were added to virtually all players Dec 1999 ratings just prior to the April 2000 list. That however is not the case. There are currently 212 FIDE rated players who have played games in the ACF System since the Dec 1999 rating period. The average ACF rating of these 212 players back in Dec 1999 after the 150 points was added was 1976.038. The average rating for this same group of 212 players in December 2003 is 1975.775. A difference of only 0.283. Therefore this indicates that there is no loss of 150 points but simply a redistribution of the points amongst the players, a situation that is to be expected. Given the influx of many more Australians to the FIDE list over this 4 year period this has lead to an effective inflation trend in the FIDE ratings of Australian players especially those players below FM strength. It is from here that the 70 points is coming.

The Top Players
	 2668!!  23  NSW  Rogers, Ian [GM]
	 2509!!  11  VIC  Johansen, Darryl K [GM]
	 2505!    0  NSW  Wallace, John-Paul [IM]
	 2493!!  18  NSW  Lane, Gary W [IM]
	 2458!    0  VIC  Gluzman, Michael [IM]
	 2446!!  18  QLD  Solomon, Stephen J [IM]
	 2439!   11   SA  Tao, Trevor
	 2400!!   0  VIC  Froehlich, Peter [IM]
	 2383!    0  VIC  West, Guy [IM]
	 2381!!  11   SA  Chapman, Mark [IM]
	 2380!!  11  VIC  Smerdon, David C [IM]
	 2380!!  17  NSW  Zhao, Zong-Yuan [IM]
	 2378!!  25  VIC  Bjelobrk, Igor
	 2371!!  14  VIC  Sandler, Leonid [IM]
	 2366!    0  VIC  Teichmann, Erik [FM]
	 2359!!  25  VIC  Depasquale, Chris J [FM]
	 2301!    0  NSW  Tindall, Brett [FM]
	 2297!!  37  NSW  Xie, George
	 2295!!  11  VIC  Levi, Eddy L [FM]
	 2284!!  18  NSW  Canfell, Gregory J [FM]
	 2280!!  26  VIC  Baron, Michael [FM]
	 2276!!   7  VIC  Rujevic, Mirko [FM]
	 2274!!  13  VIC  Rashid, Abdulwahab [FM]
	 2272!    0  NSW  Feldman, Vladimir [IM]
	 2271!!  11  NSW  Reilly, Tim [FM]
	 2259!    0  QLD  Stephson, David J
	 2252!    0  NSW  Cook, Roger S
	 2252!    0  NSW  Smirnov, Vladimir
	 2245!!   8  NSW  Berezina - Feldman, Irina [IM]
	 2245!    7  NSW  Flatow, A (Fred) [FM]
	 2244!    6  NSW  Kabir, Ruhul
	 2243!!  26   WA  Boyd, Tristan
	 2241!!  10   SA  Zaric, Srboljub
	 2238!!   0  VIC  Hamilton, Douglas G [FM]
	 2236!!   6  NSW  Seberry, Ralph B
	 2234!!  30  NSW  Tan, Justin
	 2204!!   0  QLD  Sorokina, Anastasia [WIM]
	 2201!    0  NSW  Bouchaaya, Tony
	 2196!!   0  NSW  Goris, Robert
	 2186!    7  NSW  Scott, Ronald
	 2184!!  17  NSW  Rej, Tomek
	 2181!    0  NSW  Hirschhorn, Jeremy K
	 2180!!  11  VIC  Hacche, David J
	 2162!    0  NSW  Ayvazyan, Armen
	 2162!!  11  VIC  Chow, Samuel
	 2159!!  19   WA  Barber, Haydn J [FM]
	 2152!    7  VIC  Partsi, Dimitry
	 2151!!  17  NSW  Yu, Ronald
	 2150!!   0  VIC  Aghamalyan, Armen
	 2149!   11  VIC  Booth, Stewart
	 2148!!  14  NSW  Rose, Adrian P
	 2145!    0   WA  McCamon, Boyd
	 2145!    0  NSW  Zirdum, Ivan
	 2142!    0  NSW  Dwyer, Danny [FM]
	 2141!    0  VIC  Woodhams, Michael V
	 2139!    0  NSW  Samar, Raul
	 2132!    0   SA  Goldsmith, Alan D
	 2128!!  18  NSW  Jones, Brian A [FM]
	 2126!!   0  NSW  Ghenzer, Charles
	 2122!    0   WA  Wilkins, Michael

Dos Hermanas V: open internet tournament on ICC: The ICC is hosting this event from March 6-14. There's $7750 in prizes and the tournament features over 150 Grandmasters and International Masters and more than 1000 players competing. Entry is free.

For more information:

Fiji website: The Fiji Chess Federation has a brand new website at

- Calvin Prasad, Webmaster

World News:

Kramnik leads Linares: Kramnik has grabbed the lead after beating Leko in round 11, while Radjabov drew against Topalov and Shirov drew with Vallejo. Leko-Kramnik was a tough struggle for a long time, but Leko erred, allowing Kramnik to uncork a spectacular and devastating series of sacrifices.

Scores after 11 rounds (some players have games in hand):
6.0/10 Kramnik
5.0/9.0 Leko, Kasparov
4.5/9.0 Topalov
4.5/10 Shirov
4.0/9.0 Vallejo Pons
4.0/10 Radjabov

Official Site | View games
Annotated games: Shirov-Kasparov | Shirov-Radjabov

Earlier, Leko and Radjabov easily drew with Kasparov and Kramnik in round 10, while Topalov quickly killed black's counterplay and then consummated a kingside attack against Shirov.

The standings were unchanged after round 9 saw three exiting draws: Kasparov threw away a win against Radjabov in an interesting game, and Vallejo Pons sacrificed a piece. The scores so far - with Leko leading Kramnik and Kasparov - should give a welcome boost to the planned Kramnik-Leko match.

Round 8 featured more draws, but there were three wins in round 7. Leko beat Shirov in an ending to take the sole lead. Kasparov made a mess of Vallejo's position and won in time trouble. And Kramnik won the exchange early and finished Topalov off in the endgame.

Round 6 featured only the second decisive game of what's proving to be a fairly dull tournament, with Shirov beating Radjabov. but it was quite a game, with Shirov making an early exchange sacrifice against Radjabov's King's Indian, and then sacrificing a bishop before winning black's queen and then prevailing in an interesting two rooks versus queen and pawns ending.

Rounds 4 and 5 were all draws, leaving Leko in the lead with 2/4 and a game in hand. The much-awaited round 5 clash between Kasparov and Kramnik ended in a draw after Kramnik sacrificed a piece for several pawns and open diagonals on white's king. Topalov fought hard with black but could not prevail against Leko's solid defence. And youngsters Radjabov and Vallejo fought out an interesting game with three minors facing two rooks and some fascinating complications.

Still more draws in round 3, but some good fights nevertheless. Kasparov tried an exchange sac as black in a Sicilian against Leko, but the wily Hungarian returned the material and gained a bit of an edge. And two of the greatest fighters in the game, Shirov and Topalov, went toe-to-toe for about 70 moves before drawing in a game that looked like it could go either way. In contrast, Radjabov-Kramnik was a quick draw.

Not much excitement in round 2. Radjabov had little trouble holding a draw against Kasparov, and the other games were also drawn.

Shirov and Kasparov had a humdinger of a fight in round 1, with Shirov hanging on for a draw after Kasparov sacrificed a piece and missed some chances. Vallejo Pons-Kramnik was a quick draw, and in the only decisive game, Leko as black harvested a few pawns and won the ending against Radjabov.

The world's top-rated player, the recently reclusive Gary Kasparov, is making a rare appearance in this year's edition of the Spanish supertournament, which runs February 19-March 5. The 7-player double round robin also includes Kramnik, Shirov, Topalov, Leko, Paco Vallejo and Radjabov.

Cappelle le Grande: The famous tourney is under way. Leading scores after 4 rounds: McNab 4.0; Korobov, Socko, Chernyshov, Brodsky, Kharlov 3.5; Tseitlin, Postny, Delchev, Sulskis, Cyborowski, Jakubowski, Najer, Vysochin, Yevseev ... 3.0.
Site | Live games

Sozina 2004: An open tournament with plenty of strong players. Leading final scores, 9 rounds: 7.0 Ivanovic, Damljanovic, Malakhatko; 6.5 Perunovic, Sedlak, Ivanisevic, Vuckovic, Savic, Sofronie, Solomunovic, Nikac
Site | View games

Internationale Fränkische Großmeistertage 2004: A strong tournament in Germany that featured players such as Bischoff, Naiditsch, Hector.
Final scores, 10 rounds: 7.0 Gustafsson, Bezold; 5.5 Doettling; 5.0 Hector; 4.5 Conquest, Bischoff, Naiditsch, Prusikin, Baramidze; 4.0 Stellwagen, Skripchenko
Site | View games

Rublevsky wins Aeroflot: The 3rd Aeroflot Festival is one of the year's most important tournaments with 203 players including an incredible array of strong GMs. Players included Akopian, Dreev, Aleksandrov, Bologan, Lautier, Khalifman, Smirin, Bacrot, Sakaev and Rublevsky. Leading final scores, 9 rounds: 7.0 Rublevsky, Vaganian, Filippov; 6.5 Van Wely, Dreev, Tregubov, Sadvakasov, Markowski, Mamedyarov, Berkes, Sasikiran, Graf, Sakaev, Motylev, Fedorov, Kotsur
Aeroflot Site | View games | Carlsen-Dolmatov annotated

Stefanova wins Jakarta: An interesting tournament featuring strong women and Asian stars, with some big prize money. Final scores, 10 rounds:; 6.5 Stefanova, Juswanto; 6.0 Adianto; 5.0 Zhu Chen; 4.0 Hoang Thanh Trang; 2.0 Megaranto
Site | View games


There have been many draws in Linares, but some of the rare wins have been spectacular. Here attacking maestro Shirov dismantles radjabov's favourite King's Indian with an exchange sac:

Shirov-Radjabov 1-0
Linares E97

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2

Slightly unusual, but the game soon returns to standard lines
5...O-O 6.Nf3 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf6 12.Bf3 c6 13.Bb2!?
Interesting. The bishop seems to be biting on granite now, but black usually goes for ...d5 at some stage.
13...h6 14.Ne6 Bxe6 15.dxe6 fxe4 16.Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Rxe4!?
( 17.Bxe4?! d5 18.cxd5 cxd5 19.Bf3 looks good for black )
17...d5 18.cxd5 cxd5 19.Rxe5!?
White gets a very strong attack for the exchange
19...Bxe5 20.Bxe5 Qb6!?
Attacking e6 and preventing Bxd5 because of ....Qxh2+
21.Bb2 Kh7
( 21...Qxe6 22.Qd4 Kf7 23.Qg7+ Ke8 24.Bc3!? seems to give white a big attack )
22.Qe2 d4 23.h4 Rf6 24.Re1 Qxb4 25.a3 Qd6 26.h5 Raf8 27.Qe4 Nc6 28.hxg6+ Kg7 29.Bc1! Qe7

chess position

30.Bxh6+!! Kxh6 31.Qh4+ Kxg6 32.Bxc6! bxc6 33.Re5! Qxe6
( 33...Kg7 34.Rg5+ Rg6 35.Rxg6+ Kxg6 36. Qxe7 +- )
( 33...Rxe6 34.Qxe7? ( 34.Qh5+! Kg7 ( 34...Kf6 35.Rf5+ Kg7 36.Rg5+ Kf6 37.Qg6# ) 35.Rg5+ Kf6 36.Qg6# ) 34...Rxe7 35.Rxe7 Rd8! )
34.Rxe6 Rxe6 35.Qg4+ Kf7 36.Qxd4
The ending looks easy enough for white
36...a6 37.g4 Rg8 38.f3 Rf6 39.Kf2 Re8 40.Qc4+ Kg7 41.Qxa6 Ref8 42.Qd3
White doesn't fear ...Rxf3+ which would leave him a won pawn ending
42...c5 43.a4 Ra8 44.Qc3 Kg6 45.Qxc5 Rfa6 46.Kg3 Rxa4 47.Qd6+ Kf7 48.g5 R8a6 49.Qd7+ Kg6 50.f4 Ra1 51.Qd3+ Kg7 52.Qd4+ Kg8 53.Kg4 R1a2 54.Qd8+ Kg7 55.Qc7+ Kg8 56.f5 Ra7 57.Qd8+ Kg7 58.f6+ Kh7 59.Qd3+ Kh8 60.Kf5 Ra8 61.Qh3+ Kg8 62.Kg6 R2a7 63.Qe6+ Kf8 64.Qd6+ Kg8 65.Qd5+ Kh8 66.Qh1+ !
( 66.Qh1+ Kg8 67.f7+! Rxf7 68.Qxa8+ Rf8 69. Qb7 +- )

But Shirov got some of his own medicine in this game:

Topalov-Shirov 1-0
Linares C97

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 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. d5 Nc4 13. b3 Nb6 14. a4 Bd7 15. a5 Nc8 16. c4 g6 17. Nc3 Nh5 18. Ne2 Re8 19. Ra2 Bf8 20. g4 Ng7 21. Ng3 f6 22. Nh2 Re7 23. h4 Rf7 24. f4 exf4 25. Bxf4 Qd8 26. Rf1 Qe7 27. h5 Ne8 28. Bd3 Bg7 29. Kg2 Qf8 30. Qc1 bxc4 31. bxc4 Rb8 32. Raf2 Rb3 33. Rf3 Ne7 34. Bd2 Bc8 35. Qc2 Rb8 36. Kh1 gxh5 37. Nxh5 Ng6 38. e5 dxe5 39. Bxg6 hxg6 40. Qxg6 e4 41. Rh3 Rfb7 42. Nf4 Rb1 43. Qh7+ Kf7 44. Qh5+ Kg8 45. Ng6 {45...Qd6 46. Bf4 is fatal} 1-0

chess position

The following spectacular game may ended Leko's run and may determine the tournament. Like a bolt from the blue, Kramnik unleashes a sudden and violent sacrificial attack:

Leko-Kramnik 0-1
Linares B33

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bd3 Be6 12. O-O Bxd5 13. exd5 Ne7 14. Qh5 e4 15. Be2 Bg7 16. c3 Rc8 17. Nc2 Rc5 18. Ne3 f4 19. Nf5 O-O 20. a4 Nxf5 21. Qxf5 Qe7 22. axb5 axb5 23. Qxf4 Rxd5 24. Rfd1 Re5 25. Qe3 f5 26. Qb6 f4 27. Qxd6 Qg5 28. f3 e3 29. Ra7 Kh8 30. Qd7 Rg8 31. Qh3 Qg6 32. Rad7? Rh5! 33. R7d6? Bf6! 34. Rxf6

chess position

Qc2!! 35. Qxh5 Qxe2! 36. g4 Qf2+
(* {It's curtains after} 37. Kh1 Qxf3+ 38. Kg1 Rxg4+ ) 0-1

An amazing finish which well ilustrates black's resources in the Sveshnikov.

Upcoming tournaments

38th Ballarat Begonia tournament (6-8th March 2004). We are hoping to even emulate last years effort when we had a record of 120 entrants. Invitations are extended for the 38th Ballarat Begonia Open to be conducted by the Ballarat Chess Club Inc. The tournament will be FIDE rated. It will be held at the regular venue, which offers excellent playing conditions and is located in the heart of the city close to all facilities. Date: The Victorian Labour Day long weekend, Saturday 6th to Monday 8th March 2004. Venue: Amenities Centre, Old Gaol Building, School of Mines, Lydiard St South, Ballarat. Schedule: The tournament will be a 7 round Swiss starting at 1.30 pm Saturday with the final round on Monday at 2.00 pm. The rate of play will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increment from move 1. Entries: $60.00 adult, $50.00 concession for pensioners and unemployed $30 for juniors under 14 years of age. Prizes: Outright prizes: 1st $1,000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200 Three Rating Groups: 1st $250 2nd $100 All prizes are guaranteed by the club. General: The organising committee has pre-booked a limited quantity of budget accommodation, which will be allocated on first application basis, so if you are interested please contact us early.
Contacts. Telephone: Patrick Cook 0353316658 or Bas van Riel 03 53316439 Postal: Box1242, Ballarat Mail Centre Vic 3354 E-mail: Web site:
Chess Kids coaches (one of our sponsors) will be providing supervision and coaching at the Ballarat Begonia Weekender (Mar 6-8). Fly in from another state and they will meet you at the airport to get you there! Please contact David Cordover on 0411 877 833 or if you would like more details or to receive application forms.

Dubbo RSL Open (NSW) Class 1 Grand Prix Event Incorporating the NSW Country Championship (NSWCA country members eligible for Country title) Dubbo RSL Club Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo 13-14 March 2004 Saturday 10:30am 1:30pm 4:00pm Sunday 9:30am 12:00pm 2:30pm Registration: 10:00am - 10:30am $350 first prize guaranteed Also U1700, U1400, unrated, junior prize depending on entries Entry fees: Adults $40, Concession $30, Juniors $20 (a $5 dollar discount if paid by 1/3/2004) Cheques payable to Dubbo RSL Chess Club 60 minutes + 10 sec per player. Contacts: Alexander Aich 02 6884 4561 or Trevor Bemrose 02 6882 2725. (come an extra day and visit our famous Zoo)

The Italo-Australian Club 42nd Doeberl Cup A Class 3 ACF Grand Prix Event 9-12 April 2004. Location: The Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, Canberra, ACT. Total Prizes: $10,000. Premier Division (FIDE-rated; Rated over 1600 only): First $2200 Full details

University Open: 10th & 11th of July 4th Floor Union Building, Adelaide University $4000 Prizes, $1000 first A Category Three Grand Prix event Entry Fees: $40 Adult, $30 concession GM Ian Rogers is a confirmed entrant Details

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad Calicut (Kozhikode), Kerala, India July 1-9 10 Round Swiss. 4-player teams 90 minutes/30 seconds increment Free board and lodging to a team of 4 players and the official, for nine days from 1st July to 9th July. For further details, please contact: P.T. Ummer Koya, Organising Secretary and Secretary General, AICF and Vice President FIDE, Chessindia Complex, Meenchanda, Post Nallalam, Calicut – 673 027, INDIA Phone : (91) 495 – 2420327, 2420727 Fax : (91) 495 – 2422033, 2421005 Email Website

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Grand Prix tournaments:

2004 GP website:
2003 results: GP details.xls and

T1 NSW 3 24 / 25 Jan Australia Day Weekender North Sydney Leagues Club Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T2 NSW 2 7 / 8 Feb Newcastle Open Cardiff (Newcastle) George Lithgow 02-4943-2225
T3 VIC 1 21 / 21 Feb Drouin Open Old Council Chambers Drouin 03-9576-8177
T4 TAS 1 6 - 8 Mar 2004 Tasmanian Championship Burnie Neville Ledger 03-6431-1280
T5 VIC 6 - 8 Mar Ballarat Begonia Open Ballarat Patrick Cook 03-5331-6658
T6 NSW 1 13 / 14 Mar Dubbo Open & Country Championship Dubbo RSL Club Trevor Bemrose 02-6882-2725
T7 ACT 3 9 - 12 Apr Doeberl Cup Canberra Roger McCart 02-6251-6190
T8 QLD 2 10- 12 Apr Darling Downs Open Downlands College Toowoomba Ross Mills 07-4634-0875
T9 NSW 1 1 - 2 May Laurieton Open Laurieton Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
T10 QLD 1 - 3 May Peninsula Open Redcliffe State High School Bob Goodwin
T11 NSW 15 - 16 May May Weekender Rose Bay Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T12 NSW 3 5 - 7 Jun NSW Open Championship Sydney - TBA Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T13 NSW 3 12 / 13 Jun Mid North Coast June Open Laurieton Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
T14 QLD 3 26 / 27 Jun Gold Coast Open Robina Town Centre Graeme Gardiner 07-5522-7221
T15 QLD 3 / 4 Jul Caloundra Open Caloundra RSL Bob Goodwin
T16 NSW 10 / 11 Jul Fairfield Winter Cup Fairfield Rolando Atenzia
T17 SA 3 10 / 11 Jul University Open Adelaide University Andrew Saint 08-83323752
T18 ACT 3 24 / 25 Jul ANU Open Canberra
T19 NSW 3 7 / 8 Aug Coal City Open Newcastle George Lithgow 02-4943-3862
T20 NSW 31 Jul & 1 Aug August Weekender Rose Bay Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T21 QLD 3 18 / 19 Sep Gold Coast Classic Somerset College Graeme Gardiner 07-5522-7221
T22 NSW 3 2 / 4 Oct Ryde Eastwood Open Ryde Eastwood Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T23 QLD 2 / 3 Oct Redcliffe Challenge Redcliffe State High School Bob Goodwin
T24 NSW 16 / 17 Oct Tweed Heads Open Tweed Heads Civic Centre Audie Pennefather
T25 NSW 1 30 /31 Oct Laurieton Open Laurieton Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
T26 NSW 2 13 / 14 Nov Coffs Harbour Inaugural Open Coffs Harbour Catholic Club Bill Ross 02-6651-8855
T27 NSW 20 /21 Nov November Weekender North Sydney Leagues Club Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T28 NSW 3 10 / 11 Dec Fairfield Summer Cup Fairfield Rolando Atenzia

Dubbo RSL Open (NSW)
Class 1 Grand Prix Event
Incorporating the NSW Country Championship (NSWCA country members eligible for Country title)
Dubbo RSL Club
Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo 13-14 March 2004

The Italo-Australian Club 42nd Doeberl Cup
A Class 3 ACF Grand Prix Event
9-12 April 2004
Location: The Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, Canberra, ACT.
Total Prizes: $10,000
Premier Division (FIDE-rated; Rated over 1600 only): First $2200
Full details

Gold Coast Open
Cat 3
Robina Town Centre
26/27 June
Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221

Gold Coast Classic
Cat 3
Somerset College
18/19 September
Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221

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- Paul Broekhuyse
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