Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 260, April 7, 2004

In this issue:
Xie wins City of Sydney
Ikeda wins Belconnen Open
FIDE Ratings
Correspondence Champ visits Oz
Juniors: World Youth entries
World news: Dos Hermanas, Euro Women, Amber, Bangladesh, Iceland ...
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004

Doeberl Cup: Australia's top weekender starts this Friday! $10,000 in prizes. Full details here

Easter Sale - 20% off all stock 2000 book titles - all sets, boards, clocks, computers, software etc. All orders less 20% Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon by phone messages, Fax, or email. Note shop will not be open. Wholesale orders during Easter Sale extra 5% discount on all stock. Sale ends Monday Midnight 12 April. Peter Parr (OAM)

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ACF News:

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 email ACF President George Howard or call me on 0414841575 for a confidential discussion.

Grand Prix 2003 Prizes: All Grand Prix 2003 prizewinners should email ACF President George Howard with their name and address so that he can send them their cheques.

ACF Administrative Workshop: The ACF will be holding a special event on the day before the Doeberl Cup to brainstorm some ideas. The Workshop starts at 10.00am on April 8 and finishes at 5.00pm. It will be followed by the ACF Council Meeting held at 6.30pm Canberra Time. The Italo-Australian Club has kindly given the ACF the use of a room for the Workshop and Council Meeting.

ACF President George Howard writes: "All members of ACF Council are asked to attend as we haven't had an opportunity like this before and we need to make the most out of it. If states'/territories' Council Representatives cannot attend but they have someone else from their team available to make a contribution, that would be much appreciated. Could all states/territories please give me names and numbers of attendees now - it is actually the third time I have asked as we need to cater for lunch, coffees etc."

City of Sydney Championship: Former NSW Champion George Xie won the City of Sydney Championship scoring 8 points - 7 wins and 2 draws (9 rounds, 44 players). Four-time former NSW Champion Greg Canfell and sixteen-year-old Jason Hu were equal 2nd with 7/9. Sydney lightning (32 players, 11 rounds) G.Xie 9.5, E.Agulto, J.Bolens 8, R.Yu, R.Song 7.5

Belconnen Open, ACT: 12-year-old Junta Ikeda scored one of the best results of his career in winning the 2004 Belconnen Open, with another junior Kishore Sreetharan taking second place.

1.J.Ikeda 6.5/9;
2.Sreetharan 6;
=3.C.Tran, S.Oliver, J.Reading, Hosking 5.5;
=7.Hoang, Rout, Neeman, Grcic, McCart 5.

- Ian Rogers

FIDE Ratings: The April 2004 list is now out. The major change is that Anand has overtaken Kramnik to claim No.2 spot.

Top players: G.Kasparov (Rus) 2817, V.Anand (IND) 2774, V.Kramnik (Rus) 2764, P.Leko (Hun) 2741, V.Topalov (Bul) 2737, P.Svidler (Rus) 2733, A.Morozevich (Rus) 2732, M.Adams (Eng) 2731, J.Polgar (Hun) 2728, R.Ponomariov (UKR) 2722.

Leading Australians (World ranking in brackets): I.Rogers GM 2582 (162), D.Johansen GM 2489 (692), G.Lane IM 2449 (1086), T.Tao - 2421, J.P. Wallace IM 2410, S.Solomon IM 2404, M.Gluzman IM 2403, A.Wohl IM 2399, D.Smerdon IM 2393, L.Sandler IM 2390, M.Chapman IM 2388, Z.Zhao IM 2386.

Leading countries (average rating of top 10 active players) Russia 2721 (4846 players, 132 GM, 337 IM, 448 FM), Ukraine 2625, England, Hungary 2614, France 2609, USA 2606. Australia 2434 is ranked 50th (183 players, 2 GM,13 IM,19 FM). New Zealand 2310 is 76th.

The Australian Open in Mt Buller, to be run from December 28, 2004 to January 9, 2005, is shaping up as a big deal. Organiser David Cordover reports that some well-known overseas GMs have agreed to play in the event:

GM Shabalov, Alex (2636 - USA)
GM Ehlvehst, Jaan (2599 - EST)
GM Mikhalevski, Victor (2568 - ISR)
GM Wojtkiewicz, Aleksander (2564 - USA)
GM Kengis, Edvins (2555 - LAT)
GM Golod, Vitali (2544 - ISR)
GM Kosten, Tony (2507 - FRA)
and Australia's own IM Lane, Gary (2423 - AUS)

And he hopes there will be many many more to come. See for more details.

World Champion in Australia: Dr Fritz Baumbach, the 11th World Correspondence Chess Champion, is just completing a 16-day tour of Australia (Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney). He and his wife return to Berlin on Thursday.

A chemist by profession, Dr Fritz Baumbach won the 11th World Correspondence Chess Championship (1983-88). Dr Baumbach, 68, was also a Secretary of the ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation).

Peter Parr reports that Dr Baumbach and his wife visited his Sydney shop yesterday, speaking to Parr and Stephen Kerr - one of Baumbach's current correspondence opponents. Baumbach competed in five World Championship finals and still competes at the highest level.

- Thanks to Peter Parr for the information.


World Youth Festival - Heraklion, Crete, Greece: Applications are now open for the World Youth Championship 2004, to be held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in November. The dates are November 3-14. The event has 10 tournaments, Open and Girls sections in the following divisions: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18. Australia can send one selected player in each age division who receives free accommodation, and others may also go, subject to ACF approval, who need to meet their own costs. Formal applications will be called for when more details are known about the event.

All applications should be in accordance with the ACF Selection Procedures By-law, which can be found at Paragraph 5 of the by-laws is as follows:

5. Applications for Selection
5.1 Applications to participate in an event are to be called for by the Selection Co-ordinator for the event by publication in the ACF Bulletin and such other chess columns and periodicals in Australia as is practicable.
5.2 The invitation shall -
5.2.1 be published as far in advance as is reasonable;
5.2.2 state a closing date for applications and the address to which they are to be sent; and
5.2.3 inform prospective applicants that they may obtain a copy of the Selection Procedures By-law upon request to the Selection Co-ordinator or by accessing the ACF web site.
5.3 Applications must be sent to the Selection Co-ordinator and must be in writing and signed by the applicant or by email.
5.4 Applications must include the following information:
5.4.1 Full Name
5.4.2 Address
5.4.3 Email address
5.4.4 Fax
5.4.5 Phone number
5.4.6 Nationality
5.4.7 Date of Birth
5.4.8 FIDE Rating
5.4.9 ACF Rating
5.4.10 FIDE Titles held
5.4.11 Current ACF Titles held
5.4.12 Passport number (if held), date of issue and expiry date (for overseas events only).
5.5. Where an application does not contain all of the information required by clause 5.4, the applicant shall, within 7 days of receipt of the application, be advised and requested by the Selection Co-ordinator to provide the missing information within 7 days so that the application may be considered valid. If the applicant does not receive such a request, the application shall be deemed to be valid even if it is subsequently shown that some information was not provided.
5.6 Applicants shall be allowed to provide a list or summary of their game or tournament results over the previous 2 years for submission to the selectors.
5.7 Applicants shall be allowed to provide up to 400 words of comments in support of their application for submission to the selectors.
5.8. Applications must be received before the advertised deadline. If an applicant is able to satisfy the Selection Co-ordinator that circumstances beyond his or her control prevented the application being received before the deadline, then the application will also be considered.
5.9. All applicants must be Australian citizens or be able to satisfy the same residential requirements as apply for the Australian Championship.

The timetable of when matters regarding selections are to be done is as follows:

5 April - ask for applications
26 April - applications close
3 May - all material including rating files to selectors
24 May - Selections announced
14 June – final date for accepting selection
28 June - allow for any reserves to accept selections

Applications close on Monday April 26.
Please send all application to Kerry Stead via email

Kerry Stead
ACF Vice President

World News:

Milov wins Dos Hermanas: Leading final scores, 9 rounds: Milov 8.0; Karjakin, Matamoros, Paunovic, Fernandez Romero 7.0; Epishin, Borovikov, Cheparinov, Palac, Cifuentes Parada, Teran Alvarez, Franco Ocampos, Del Rio De Angelis, Lopez Martinez 6.5 ... Site

Bangladesh Championships: Scores after 8 rounds: 1. Rahman, Ziaur g BAN 2492 7.0; 2. Murshed, Niaz g BAN 2436 6.5; 3. Abdulla, Al-Rakib m BAN 2417 6.0; 4. Hossain, Enamul m BAN 2446 6.0; 5. Ahmed, Sk. Nasir f BAN 2280 5.0; 6. Reefat, Bin-Sattar m BAN 2459 4.5; 7. Hasan, Mehdi BAN 2224 3.5; 8. Hossain, Pollab Sawkat H BAN 2258 3.0; 9. Mohammad, Javed BAN 2150 3.0; 10. Abdul, Maleq BAN 2250 2.5; 11. Uddin, Saif BAN 2254 2.5; 12. Chatterjee, Devraz BAN 2175 2.5; 13. Alam, Md. Monjur BAN 2182 2.0; 14. Islam, Aminul Polash BAN 2149 2.0 Site | View games

Iceland Championships: Players include Hannes Stefánsson. Site | View games

Kosteniuk Euro Women's Champ: Alexandra Kosteniuk beat Zhaoqin Peng in a play-off for the title. Leading final scores after 12 rounds: Peng Zhaoqin, Kosteniuk 9.5; Stefanova, Slavina, Zhukova, Dzagnidze 8.5 ... Site | View all games (large file!) | Playoff games

Copa Entel: Final scores, 11 rounds: 1. Granda Zuniga, Julio E g PER 2581 9.5; 2. Leitao, Rafael g BRA 2566 8.0; 3. Vasquez, Rodrigo g CHI 2523 7.5; 4. Rodriguez, Andres g URU 2485 7.5; 5. Zambrana, Oswaldo f BOL 2404 6.5; 6. Cubas, Jose Fernando m PAR 2394 5.5; 7. Panno, Oscar g ARG 2485 5.0; 8. Valenzuela Fuentealba, Luis m CHI 2418 4.5; 9. Rojas, Luis m CHI 2408 4.5; 10. Llorens, Marcelo f CHI 2384 3.0; 11. Arancibia, Eduardo CHI 2405 2.5; 12. Velasquez, Cesar f CHI 2359 2.0. Site | View games

Pinamar: Final scores, 9 rounds: 1. Hellsten, Johan m SWE 2548 8.5; 2. Lafuente, Pablo f ARG 2424 8.5; 3. Ricardi, Pablo g ARG 2540 7.0; 4. Giardelli, Sergio C m ARG 2445 6.0; 5. Tempone, Marcelo m ARG 2438 5.5; 6. Larsen, Bent g DEN 2470 5.5; 7. Lopez Silva, Hugo CHI 2353 5.0; 8. Soppe, Guillermo m ARG 2435 5.0; 9. Szmetan, Ricardo f BAR 2311 4.5; 10. Marques, Vinicius m BRA 2403 4.0; 11. Garcia Palermo, Carlos g ARG 2443 4.0; 12. Rodi, Luis Ernesto ARG 2243 2.5. Site | View games

Morozevich, Kramnik win Amber: Morozevich and Kramnik won the overall event with 14.5/22. Morozevich narrowly edged out Kramnik in the blindfold section, while Anand won the rapid.

Blindfold standings (11 rounds): 1. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2732 8.5; 2. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2777 8.0; 3. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2716 7.0; 4. Leko, Peter g HUN 2722 6.5; 5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2766 6.0; 6. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2736 6.0; 7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2747 5.5; 8. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2714 5.5; 9. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2735 4.5; 10. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2617 3.5; 11. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2709 3.0; 12. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2663 2.0.
Rapid standings (11 rounds): 1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2766 7.5; 2. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2714 7.0; 3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2777 6.5; 4. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2747 6.0; 5. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2732 6.0; 6. Leko, Peter g HUN 2722 6.0; 7. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2716 6.0; 8. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2735 5.5; 9. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2709 5.5; 10. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2736 4.5; 11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2617 4.0; 12. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2663 1.5.
Combined standings (22 rounds): 1. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2732 14.5; 2. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2777 14.5; 3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2766 13.5; 4. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2716 13.0; 5. Leko, Peter g HUN 2722 12.5; 6. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2714 12.5; 7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2747 11.5; 8. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2736 10.5; 9. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2735 10.0; 10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2709 8.5; 11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2617 7.5; 12. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2663 3.5.

The Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament in Monaco is one of the year's most interesting tournaments. The world's best rapid player (Anand) and the best blindfold (Kramnik) head a stellar line-up: Bareev, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Leko, Morozevich, Shirov, Svidler, Topalov, Vallejo and Van Wely. Kasparov is missing as usual - he has not played this event for many years. The event was sponsored by Dutch millionaire J.J. van Oosterom, and offered 193,250 euros in prizes. Each day featured two rounds - one rapid, one blindfold. For the latter, the players had to make a move on a blank computer screen.

Official Site | Games


Ruth Coxhill Memorial
Gardiner Chess Centre
Justin Pengelley 2059 - Matthew Sonter 2087
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d3 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. Bg5 Nc6 8. h3 b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Re1 Rc8 11. a4 Qd7 12. Nf1 h6 13. Be3 e5 14. Qd2 Kh7 15. Ng3 d5 16. Qc2 d4 17. Bc1 Ne8 18. Nd2 Nc7 19. Nc4 Ne6 20. Bg4 dxc3 21. bxc3 Rcd8 22. Rd1 Qe7 23. Bxe6 Qxe6 24. Ne3 f5 25. exf5 gxf5 26. d4 Ne7 27. Bb2 exd4 28. cxd4 cxd4 29. Qc4 Qxc4 30. Nxc4 Nc6 31. Nh5 Bh8 32. Ba3 d3 33. Ra2 Rg8 34. Nd6 Ba8 35. Rxd3 Rxg2+

chess position

36. Kf1 Ne5 37. Rc3 Rh2 38. Rc7+ Rd7 39. Rxd7+ Nxd7 0-1

Amber Rapid
Monte Carlo
Svidler, P - Kramnik, V

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Na4 Nd4 8.Nxc5 Nxb5 9.a4 Nd4 10.Nxd4 dxc5 11.Nb5 Ne8 12.f4 c6 13.Nc3 exf4 14.Bxf4 Nc7 15.Be3 Ne6 16.Ne2 Nd4 17.Bxd4 cxd4 18.Qe1 Qd6 19.Qh4 Qe5 20.Rf3 Bd7 21.Raf1 c5 22.b3 Rae8 23.Nf4 f6 24.Nh5 Rf7 25.Ng3 Qd6 26.Nf5 Bxf5 27.Rxf5 Rfe7 28.Rh5 h6 29.Qg4 Kh8 30.Qg6 b6 31.Rxf6!!

chess position

31...Qxf6 32.Rxh6+!! gxh6
( 32...Kg8 33.Qh7+ Kf8 34.Rxf6+ gxf6 35.Qh6+ +/- ) 33.Qxf6+ Kh7 34.a5 Rb7 35.axb6 axb6 36.h3 Ree7 37.e5 Rf7 38.Qd6 Rfd7 39.Qc6 Re7 40.Qe4+ Kg7 41.Qg4+ Kf7 42.Qf5+ Kg7 43.Kh2 Rf7 44.Qg4+ Kh7 45.e6 Rg7 46.Qf5+ Kg8 47.g4 Rbe7 48.Qf6 Kh7 49.Kg3 Re8 50.Kf4 Reg8 51.Ke5 Rg5+ 52.Kd6 R5g6 53.Qf5 Rg7 54.Kd5 Re7 55.h4 Kg7 56.Kd6 Ra7 57.g5 h5 58.Qf3 b5 59.Qc6 c4 60.Qb6 Rf7 61. Qxd4+ Kh7 1-0

Amber Rapid
Monte Carlo
Morozevich,A - Svidler,P

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. d3 Nf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. h3 Nd4 8. Nxd4 cxd4 9. Ne2 Qa5 10. Bc4 d5 11. Bd2 Qd8 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 g5 15. Bg3 f5 16. c3 f4 17. Bh2 dxc3 18. Nxc3 e6 19. Qb3 Nxc3 20. bxc3 Kh8 21. Kh1 e5 22. Bd5 Bf5 23. c4 Qd7 24. f3 Rae8 25. a4 Be6 26. Be4 Bf5 27. a5 h5 28. Rab1 Rf7 29. Qb5 Bxe4 30. dxe4 g4 31. Rfd1 Qc8 32. Rd6 Ref8 33. c5 gxf3 34. gxf3 Qxh3 35. Qf1 Qxf1+ 36. Rxf1 Rf6 37. Bg1 Kg8 38. Rfd1 a6 39. Rb6 R8f7 40. Rdb1 Rxb6 41. axb6 Rf6 42. Rd1 Bf8 43. Rd8 Rf7 44. c6! {White will win with Bc5, exchanges, and a pawn push} 1-0

chess position

European Women's Championship
Peng Zhaoqin - Alexandra Kosteniuk

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e3 a6 6. a4 c5 7. Bxc4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qd3 O-O 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. exd4 Nb4 12. Qe2 b6 13. Ne5 Bb7 14. Ra3 Nbd5 15. Rb3 Qc7 16. Bg5 Rfe8 17. Re1 Bd6 18. h4 Nd7 19. Nxd7 Qxd7 20. Ne4 Bc7 21. Ra1 Qc6 22. Bd3 f5 23. Rc1 Qxa4 24. Ra3 Qd7 25. Nc3 Nf4 26. Bxf4 Bxf4 27. Rd1 b5 28. Raa1 Qc6 29. d5 exd5 30. Qf1 d4 31. Nxb5 Qf6 32. Bc4+ Kh8 33. Nxd4 Qxh4 0-1

chess position

Games annotated by PaulB ... comments are meant to be suggestive, not authorative! :)

Upcoming tournaments

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

Hakoah Cup. Monday May 3rd - Monday July 5th. The Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026. 9 round Swiss on consecutive Monday evenings, commencing at 7.30 p.m. Time Limit: Open: 40 moves in 90 minutes, an additional 30 minutes is then added, followed by 10 second increments to finish the game. Under 1700: 90 minutes per player per game. Entries: pre-registration is crucial to ensure a smooth event and the booking of the venue please contact the DOP by emailing to Entries close at 7:15pm on Monday, 3 May. Fees: $30 Hakoah Chess Club Members (Hakoah Chess Club Membership is $30 for a year). $40 Non-Members. $20 Juniors (Under 18). Prizes: Open: 1st - $300. 2nd, 3rd and rating prizes will be announced on the day and depend on the number of entries. Under 1700: 1st - $200. 2nd, 3rd, rating prizes and the best junior prize (under 18) will be announced on the day and depend on the number of entries. Players will only be eligible for one prize Enquiries: Vladimir Feldman DOP 0414798503 Or visit Hakoah Chess Club web page:

Victorian junior chess championships: These Championships are organised by Whitehorse Junior Chess inc. on behalf of Chess Victoria.
Tournament 1 under 18, under 16, under 14, Boys and Girls 8 rounds
Two weekends May 22, 23, and May 29, 30
Entry fee $45 less $10 early bird discount if paid by May 10
Rate of play 90 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one.
Tournament 2 under 12, under 10, Boys and Girls
8 rounds
One weekend May 29, 30.
Entry fee $35 less $10 early bird discount if paid by May 10.
Rate of play 30 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one. Venue: Carrington Centre 79 Carrington Road Box Hill. Ratings: Games in tournament 1 will be rated on the ACF ratings list. Games in tournament 2 will be rated on the ACF rapid ratings list. Prizes: 50 % of entry fees received. Trophies and prizes for winners in age groups. Payments: Cash, or cheques to Whitehorse Junior chess inc. Entries: by mail to the address below or in person at the Box Hill Chess Club, 79 Carrington Road Box Hill on Tuesdays or Friday evenings Enquiries: Gerrit Hartland tournament organiser Telephone 9878 3163. Email Postal address: 6 Andrew Street Forest Hill 3131 Visit the website

Victorian Chess Championships: This tournament is presented on behalf of Chess Victoria by the Box Hill Chess Club Inc. and Whitehorse Junior Chess Inc. Field limit: 120 Dates: The Queens Birthday weekend June 12, 13, and 14 Venue: Box Hill Chess Club, 79 Carrington Road, Box Hill Entry conditions: Open to all members from CV affiliated clubs, Interstate, and international visitors and non members of affiliated clubs prepared to pay a $10 registration fee. Tournament details: A 7 round swiss tournament accelerated at the arbiter’s discretion Rate of Play: 90 min. per player per game plus 30 seconds / move from move one Ratings: Nationally rated and FIDE rated Entry Fees: $60 less $15 early bird discount if paid by May 30. Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters provided their entries are received during the early bird entry period Prize Fund: A prize pool of $3000 minimum including a $1000 first prize will be offered. There will be ratings prizes in eight[!] divisions. Playing schedule: Saturday June 12:  Round 1: 12.00 Round 2: 16.30   Sunday June 13:  Round 3: 10.00  Round 4: 14.30 Round 5:  19.00 Monday June 14: Round 6: 10.00 Round 7: 14.30 Prizes 18.00 Payments: Cash, or cheques to the Box Hill Chess Club Inc. Entries: by mail to the address below or in person at the Box Hill Chess Club. Enquiries: Gerrit Hartland, tournament organiser Telephone 9878 3163. E-mail:  postal address: 6 Andrew Street, Forest Hill Vic 3131 Visit the web site at

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

ASEAN Masters Chess Congress: Organised by the ASEAN Chess Academy under the auspices of the ASEAN Chess Confederation as a continuous series of tournaments throughout a calendar year. Tournaments (IM or GM) will be held over a duration of 10 days. The first tournaments will be held from 4 to 11 June; 13 to 20 June and 22 to 29 June. Subsequently, from July onwards, all new tournaments will commence on every 1st, 11th and 21st days of the month. Time Control 90 minutes / game ( 30 seconds bonus per move ) Category The minimum category of these titled tournaments shall be of average rating 2251 (IM tournament) and 2401 (GM tournament). No prize money nor prizes shall be awarded. For any enquiry, please contact :- Mr. Thomas Hoe Tel : (65) 96934049 Fax : (65) 63581483 Email: 10. Congress Director : IA Maung Maung Lwin (Vice-President, ACC)

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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
T9 NSW 1 1 - 2 May Laurieton Open Laurieton Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
T10 QLD 1 1-3 May Peninsula Open Rothwell Grace Lutheran College Redcliffe Chess Club 07 3205 6042
T11 NSW 15 - 16 May May Weekender Rose Bay Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730
T12 NSW 3 June 12-14 NSW Open Championship Sydney - Ryde Eastwood, Ralph Seberry 040-399-1730 or Charles Zworestine
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 Powerboat Club 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 Rothwell Grace Lutheran College?
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

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

Laurieton 'May Open' Grand Prix tournament. Saturday & Sunday - 1 & 2 May 2004. Excellent playing conditions are provided. Venue: Laurieton United Servicemen's Club. 4 rounds Saturday: 10:30 am, 1 pm, 3.30 pm, 6 pm. 3 rounds Sunday: 10:15 am, 12.45 pm, 3.15 pm. Time Limit: G/60 - 60 min. per player. Games Rated. Primary & High School Students most welcome. $ 150 First Prize. Divisional Prizes subject to entries. The decision of Tournament Directors is final. Entry: $ 22 Seniors ~ $ 8 for players under 18. Free Refreshments. Club Bistro open for Lunch. $ 4 meal specials every day. Non-smoking event. Contact: Endel 6559 9060

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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