Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 261, April 15, 2004

In this issue:
Zhao wins Doeberl Cup
ACF Council decisions
NECG Junior events
Olympiad selections
Juniors: World Youth entries
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004

Zong-Yuan Zhao wins Doeberl Cup: Australia's top weekender attracted a healthy 223 players to Canberra's Italo-Australian Club on the Easter weekend. The top event featured GMs Rogers and Johansen, but young IM Zong-Yuan Zhao took the $2100 prize with 6/7, ahead of Bjelobrk, Froehlich, Smerdon and Rogers on 5.5. Rogers was hampered by a round 1 loss when he was forced to sac his queen to fend off an attack, while Johansen let a few draws go. James Obst won the Major while Nicholas Chernih triumphed in the minor.

I (PaulB) also played - very badly! - in the tournament, but loved every minute of it. If you've never ventured on the grand adventure that is the Doeberl Cup I'd heartily recommend it for next year.

Results | View games


No Name                    Feder Rtg  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Zhao, Zong-Yuan         NSW   2386 2380 6     75:W 16:W 21:W  9:W  4:D  8:W  3:D
2  Bjelobrk, Igor          VIC   2362 2378 5.5   57:W 27:W  7:D  6:W  5:L 15:W 16:W
3  Froehlich, Peter        VIC   2397 2400 5.5   49:W 22:W  6:D 52:D 21:W  4:W  1:D
4  Smerdon, David C        VIC   2393 2380 5.5   44:W 69:W 39:W 11:W  1:D  3:L 12:W
5  Rogers, Ian             NSW   2582 2668 5.5   35:L 66:W 32:W 31:W  2:W 12:D 11:W
6  Tan, Justin             NSW   2249 2234 5     36:W 32:W  3:D  2:L 26:W  9:D 28:W
7  Johansen, Darryl K      VIC   2489 2509 5     14:W 41:W  2:D 19:D 18:D 10:D 24:W
8  Lane, Gary W            NSW   2449 2493 5     28:W 13:W 11:L 27:W 52:+  1:L 19:W
9  Solomon, Stephen J      QLD   2404 2446 5     60:W 34:W 18:W  1:L 11:D  6:D 23:W
10 Rujevic, Mirko          VIC   2273 2276 5     33:D 54:W 30:D 17:D 22:W  7:D 20:W
11 Reilly, Tim             NSW   2279 2271 4.5   55:W 25:W  8:W  4:L  9:D 34:W  5:L
12 Depasquale, Chris J     VIC   2344 2359 4.5   53:W 26:L 44:W 29:W 19:W  5:D  4:L
13 Hacche, David J         VIC   2190 2180 4.5   62:W  8:L 53:W 20:D 14:D 35:D 34:W
14 Rippis, Theos           NSW   2083 1916 4.5    7:L 43:D 54:W 63:W 13:D 27:W 18:D
15 Yu, Ronald              NSW   2200 2151 4.5   65:D 63:W 20:D 26:D 25:W  2:L 35:W
16 Zvedeniouk, Ilia        NSW   2135 1938 4.5   74:W  1:L 40:D 45:W 39:W 18:W  2:L
17 Safarian, Alek          NSW   2087 1947 4.5   50:W 39:L 41:W 10:D 34:L 37:W 36:W
18 Canfell, Gregory J      NSW   2329 2284 4     58:W 23:W  9:L 30:W  7:D 16:L 14:D
19 Rej, Tomek              NSW   2247 2184 4     47:W 35:D 42:W  7:D 12:L 30:W  8:L
20 Jovanovic, Peter        ACT   2091 2038 4     72:W 52:D 15:D 13:D 24:D 31:W 10:L
21 Skiotis, Pano           VIC   2216 2070 4     40:W 45:W  1:L 69:W  3:L 23:L 49:W
22 Humphrey, Jonathan      QLD   2158 2062 4     61:W  3:L 45:D 40:W 10:L 25:D 55:W
23 Bennett, Hilton         OS    2092 2084 4     67:W 18:L 38:W 39:D 29:D 21:W  9:L
24 Blazkova, Petra         OS    2226 2301 4     45:L 46:W 50:W 34:D 20:D 32:W  7:L
25 Moylan, Laura A         NSW   2100 1914 4     48:W 11:L 51:D 42:W 15:L 22:D 43:W
26 Nguyen, Giang           SA    2121 2098 4     70:W 12:W 52:L 15:D  6:L 43:D 42:W
27 Wei, Michael            ACT   2111 1932 4     73:W  2:L 61:W  8:L 44:W 14:L 40:W
28 Silver, Dmitri          NSW   2075 2075 4      8:L 40:L 62:W 65:W 46:W 29:W  6:L
29 Bourmistrov, Denis      VIC   2213 2112 4     68:W 42:D 35:W 12:L 23:D 28:L 50:W
30 Eriksson, Ingela        NSW   2096 2102 4     46:D 65:W 10:D 18:L 47:W 19:L 48:W
31 Hoffmann, Achim Gunter  NSW   2177 2096 4     63:L 56:W 55:W  5:L 60:W 20:L 44:W
32 Cronan, James           NSW   2095 1744 4     71:W  6:L  5:L 66:W 64:W 24:L 39:W
33 Zivanovic, Andjelija    VIC   2009 1704 4     10:D 37:D 69:L 60:L 71:W 46:W 41:W
34 Chan, Jason             NSW   2183 1957 3.5   43:W  9:L 57:W 24:D 17:W 11:L 13:L
35 Dragicevic, Domagoj     VIC   2087 2009 3.5    5:W 19:D 29:L 64:D 48:W 13:D 15:L
36 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC   2130 2006 3.5    6:L 59:W 63:D 47:D 51:D 45:W 17:L
37 Wright, Ian D           VIC   2141 2031 3.5   54:D 33:D 47:D 49:D 43:D 17:L 51:W
38 Broekhuyse, Paul        NSW   2237 2133 3.5   42:L 68:W 23:L 51:D 63:D 47:D 60:W
39 Charles, Gareth         NSW   2221 2106 3     66:W 17:W  4:L 23:D 16:L 49:D 32:L
40 Rout, Ian C             ACT   1932 1932 3     21:L 28:W 16:D 22:L 58:W 51:D 27:L
41 Jones, Brian A          NSW   2197 2128 3     59:W  7:L 17:L 55:W 49:D 42:D 33:L
42 McCart, Richard         VIC   1960 1798 3     38:W 29:D 19:L 25:L 61:W 41:D 26:L
43 Song, Angela            NSW   1806 1655 3     34:L 14:D 65:D 50:W 37:D 26:D 25:L
44 Pengelley, Justin       QLD   2053 1900 3      4:L 70:W 12:L 59:W 27:L 66:W 31:L
45 Ly, Moulthun            QLD   1948 1805 3     24:W 21:L 22:D 16:L 72:W 36:L 61:D
46 Huddleston, Heather     NSW   1700 1700 3     30:D 24:L 58:D 57:W 28:L 33:L 66:W
47 Oliver, Gareth          ACT   1998 1899 3     19:L 67:W 37:D 36:D 30:L 38:D 56:D
48 Neeman, Jeremy          ACT   1701 1701 3     25:L 50:L 56:W 53:W 35:L 57:W 30:L
49 Lip, Michael            NSW   2054 2063 3      3:L 62:D 73:W 37:D 41:D 39:D 21:L
50 Flitney, Adrian         SA    2042 1989 3     17:L 48:W 24:L 43:L 68:W 64:W 29:L
51 Lugo, Ruperto           VIC   1781 1781 3     69:L 60:W 25:D 38:D 36:D 40:D 37:L
52 Scott, Ronald           NSW   2245 2186 3     56:W 20:D 26:W  3:D  8:-  0:   0: 
53 Oliver, Shannon         ACT   2025 1663 3     12:L 71:W 13:L 48:L 59:D 58:D 63:+
54 Stevens, Tristan        SA    1748 1748 3     37:D 10:L 14:L 71:D 56:L 73:W 64:W
55 Stojic, Svetozar        VIC   2010 1772 3     11:L 72:W 31:L 41:L 73:W 63:W 22:L
56 Lane, Nancy L           NSW   1985 1832 3     52:L 31:L 48:L 70:W 54:W 60:D 47:D
57 Stojic, Dusan           VIC   2038 1935 3      2:L 74:W 34:L 46:L 65:W 48:L 70:W
58 Malik, Hani             NSW   2010 1993 3     18:L 73:D 46:D 61:D 40:L 53:D 71:W
59 Tsagarakis, Angelo      VIC   1864 1864 3     41:L 36:L 67:W 44:L 53:D 61:D 73:W
60 Stawski, Nik V          QLD   2067 1940 2.5    9:L 51:L 70:W 33:W 31:L 56:D 38:L
61 Blencowe, Andrew        NSW   1748 1748 2.5   22:L 75:W 27:L 58:D 42:L 59:D 45:D
62 Tulevski, Vasil G       NSW   1861 1861 2.5   13:L 49:D 28:L 72:L 70:D 68:W 67:D
63 Bartlett, Stephen C     ACT   1791 1791 2     31:W 15:L 36:D 14:L 38:D 55:L 53:-
64 Kordahi, Nicholas       NSW   1932 1717 2      0:D  0:D 72:D 35:D 32:L 50:L 54:L
65 Van Der Wal, Fritz W    NSW   1883 1883 2     15:D 30:L 43:D 28:L 57:L 72:W 68:L
66 Song, Raymond           NSW   1944 1843 2     39:L  5:L 74:+ 32:L 67:W 44:L 46:L
67 Cooke, Tristrom         SA    1653 1653 2     23:L 47:L 59:L  0:W 66:L 71:D 62:D
68 Szuveges, Narelle S     VIC   1914 1774 2     29:L 38:L 71:D 73:D 50:L 62:L 65:W
69 Viner, Phillip J        NSW   2167 2034 2     51:W  4:L 33:W 21:L  0:   0:   0: 
70 Clark, Domenic          NSW   1729 1729 1.5   26:L 44:L 60:L 56:L 62:D  0:W 57:L
71 Zivanovic, Rados        VIC   1678 1678 1.5   32:L 53:L 68:D 54:D 33:L 67:D 58:L
72 Soco, Dejan             VIC   1603 1603 1.5   20:L 55:L 64:D 62:W 45:L 65:L  0: 
73 Brockman, Roland        VIC   1703 1703 1     27:L 58:D 49:L 68:D 55:L 54:L 59:L
74 Ogada-Osir, Ibrahim     VIC   1744 1744 0     16:L 57:L 66:-  0:   0:   0:   0: 
75 Farrell, Roger S        ACT   2046 2046 0      1:L 61:L  0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 


No Name                    Feder Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Obst, James             SA        1833 6.5   53:W 59:W 22:W  3:W 18:W  7:D  4:W
2  Bliznyuk, Andrey        ACT       1811 6     32:D 13:D 55:W 40:W  8:W  9:W  7:W
3  Yu, Michael             NSW       1817 6     34:W 62:W 11:W  1:L 20:W 12:W  6:W
4  Hu, Jason               NSW       1700 5.5   50:W 20:W  6:W  8:W  5:D 10:W  1:L
5  Stead, Kerry            NSW       1969 5.5   64:D 47:W 25:W 21:W  4:D  0:D 19:W
6  De Noskowski, Adrian    ACT       1836 5     68:W 46:W  4:L 17:W 14:W 18:W  3:L
7  Ilic, Ilija             NSW       1998 5     24:D 30:W 41:W 19:W 29:W  1:D  2:L
8  Holt, Kenneth P         VIC       1860 5     42:W 45:W 14:W  4:L  2:L 40:W 18:W
9  Van Riel, Bas           VIC       1824 5     23:D 56:D 42:W 13:W 11:W  2:L 20:W
10 Yachou, Nur             VIC       1891 5     63:W 36:W 35:W 18:L 15:W  4:L 21:W
11 Voon, Richard           VIC       1920 4.5   61:W 49:W  3:L 48:W  9:L 16:D 30:W
12 Tse, Jeffrey            NSW       1432 4.5   33:D 37:W 19:L 24:W 30:W  3:L 48:+
13 Tran, Christopher       ACT       1522 4.5   37:D  2:D 49:W  9:L 33:W 41:D 29:W
14 Perkovic, Matthew       NSW       1777 4.5   60:W 40:W  8:L 31:W  6:L 29:D 32:W
15 Frost, Peter            VIC       1833 4.5   44:W 22:L 53:W 51:W 10:L 31:D 34:W
16 Butler, Brian J         ACT       1737 4.5   54:L 67:W 26:D 43:D 46:W 11:D 38:W
17 Ikeda, Junta            ACT       1773 4.5   43:W 29:L 59:W  6:L 53:D 54:W 31:W
18 Jager, Jesse            VIC       1821 4     55:W 54:W 29:W 10:W  1:L  6:L  8:L
19 Lovejoy, David          QLD       1895 4     56:D 23:W 12:W  7:L 26:W 21:D  5:L
20 Winter, George          NSW       1909 4     51:W  4:L 44:W 22:W  3:L 42:W  9:L
21 Lin, Zhigen Wilson      VIC       1559 4     25:D 50:W 39:W  5:L 54:W 19:D 10:L
22 Jurd, Sebastian         NSW       1648 4     38:W 15:W  1:L 20:L 27:L 49:W 41:W
23 Egan, Bill              ACT       1617 4      9:D 19:L 37:W 33:D 41:D 24:D 43:W
24 Mendes da Costa, Alex   NSW       1717 4      7:D 25:L 34:W 12:L 55:W 23:D 40:W
25 Roberts, Mark S         VIC       1814 4     21:D 24:W  5:L 30:L 47:D 51:W 42:W
26 Harris, Rebecca         NSW       1438 4     41:L 58:W 16:D 36:W 19:L 53:W 27:D
27 Ali, Mosaddeque         ACT       1892 4     45:L 44:L 63:W 57:W 22:W  0:D 26:D
28 Fell, Lloyd S           NSW       1793 4     59:L 55:L 67:W 53:L 63:W 45:W 47:W
29 Dunn, Michael Gl        NSW       1926 3.5   58:W 17:W 18:L 35:W  7:L 14:D 13:L
30 Buciu, Aurel-John       QLD       1583 3.5    0:D  7:L 64:W 25:W 12:L 35:W 11:L
31 Fitzpatrick, Brian      VIC       1958 3.5   52:W 35:L 45:W 14:L 56:W 15:D 17:L
32 Jaksic, David           QLD       1553 3.5    2:D 33:L 61:W 41:D 48:W 38:D 14:L
33 Lane, Clive D           NSW       1741 3.5   12:D 32:W 40:L 23:D 13:L 56:W 36:D
34 Van Dijk, Devrim        VIC       1560 3.5    3:L 61:D 24:L 67:W 66:+ 52:W 15:L
35 Macmillan, Malcolm      NSW       1808 3.5   67:W 31:W 10:L 29:L 43:D 30:L 54:W
36 Ramakrishna, Gogulapati ACT       1720 3.5   57:W 10:L 54:D 26:L 60:D 44:W 33:D
37 Jia, Jing Qu            VIC       1797 3.5   13:D 12:L 23:L 58:L 64:W 55:W 57:W
38 Grcic, Milan            ACT       1876 3.5   22:L 53:L 68:W 59:W 44:W 32:D 16:L
39 Lojanica, Zdravko       VIC       1918 3.5   47:D 64:W 21:L 56:D 42:L 43:D 53:W
40 Harp, Joel              NSW       1965 3     48:W 14:L 33:W  2:L 51:W  8:L 24:L
41 Fitzpatrick, Andrew     ACT       1763 3     26:W  0:D  7:L 32:D 23:D 13:D 22:L
42 Barakat, Martin         NSW       1647 3      8:L 66:W  9:L 49:W 39:W 20:L 25:L
43 Harris, Benjamin        NSW       1451 3     17:L 52:D 47:W 16:D 35:D 39:D 23:L
44 Chan, Marlon            NSW       1637 3     15:L 27:W 20:L 50:W 38:L 36:L 64:W
45 Dickson, Ian C          NSW       1652 3     27:W  8:L 31:L 46:L 50:W 28:L 61:W
46 Roberts, Jamie          NSW       1440 3     66:W  6:L 48:L 45:W 16:L 61:D 52:D
47 Murrell, Malcolm R      NSW       1667 3     39:D  5:L 43:L 68:W 25:D 62:W 28:L
48 Huang, Justin           NSW       1710 3     40:L 68:W 46:W 11:L 32:L 60:W 12:-
49 Ferris, Shaun           VIC       1720 3     65:W 11:L 13:L 42:L 59:W 22:L 62:W
50 Sonter, Matthew         QLD       1946 3      4:L 21:L 58:W 44:L 45:L 65:W 63:W
51 Huynh, Arthur           NSW       1660 3     20:L 65:W 62:W 15:L 40:L 25:L 60:W
52 Rosario, Amiel          NSW       1702 3     31:L 43:D 60:W 54:L 57:W 34:L 46:D
53 Simmons, Robert W       NSW       1620 2.5    1:L 38:W 15:L 28:W 17:D 26:L 39:L
54 Nichas, John            NSW       1428 2.5   16:W 18:L 36:D 52:W 21:L 17:L 35:L
55 Canfell, Mike J         NSW       1616 2.5   18:L 28:W  2:L 66:D 24:L 37:L 65:W
56 Escribano, Jose         NSW       1654 2.5   19:D  9:D 57:D 39:D 31:L 33:L 58:D
57 Hickman, Casey          VIC       1319 2.5   36:L 63:W 56:D 27:L 52:L 66:+ 37:L
58 Stojkovski, Vlade       NSW       1690 2.5   29:L 26:L 50:L 37:W 62:L 68:W 56:D
59 Anderson, Daniel C      QLD       1503 2     28:W  1:L 17:L 38:L 49:L 63:L 68:W
60 Messina, David          ACT       1503 2     14:L  0:D 52:L 62:W 36:D 48:L 51:L
61 Connolly, David         NSW       1667 2     11:L 34:D 32:L  0:D 65:D 46:D 45:L
62 Sweeney, Matthew        NSW       1283 2      0:W  3:L 51:L 60:L 58:W 47:L 49:L
63 Taylor, Stephen         VIC       1652 2     10:L 57:L 27:L 64:W 28:L 59:W 50:L
64 McGregor, Allan         NSW       1712 1.5    5:D 39:L 30:L 63:L 37:L 67:W 44:L
65 Murphy, Peter R         ACT       1332 1.5   49:L 51:L 66:L  0:W 61:D 50:L 55:L
66 Hoholis, Harry          VIC       1766 1.5   46:L 42:L 65:W 55:D 34:- 57:-  0: 
67 Kaspar, Ric             QLD       1535 1     35:L 16:L 28:L 34:L 68:L 64:L  0:W
68 Katnic, Eddy            NSW       1631 1      6:L 48:L 38:L 47:L 67:W 58:L 59:L


No Name                  Feder Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Chernih, Nicholas     NSW       1552 6.5   47:W 19:W  5:D  8:W 13:W 23:W  2:W
2  Illingworth, Max      NSW       1597 6     28:W 12:W 31:W  6:W 23:W  3:W  1:L
3  Reading, Jeremy       ACT       1579 6     49:W 22:W 36:W 10:W 24:W  2:L  6:W
4  Maguire, Jesse        ACT       1399 5.5   66:W 68:W 23:L 37:W  7:D 25:W 15:W
5  Jule, Alexandra       QLD       1375 5.5   67:W 25:W  1:D 24:L 60:W 36:W 26:W
6  White, Aaron          NSW       1562 5     20:W 14:W 50:W  2:L 21:W  9:W  3:L
7  Davidson, Nathan P    QLD       1595 5     54:W 21:W  9:L 32:W  4:D 10:W 11:D
8  Topfer, Nick          ACT       1256 5     63:W 26:W 16:D  1:L 12:D 29:W 30:W
9  Bisson, Danny Wayne   NSW       1489 5     38:W 62:W  7:W 23:L 39:W  6:L 24:W
10 Morris, James         VIC       1420 5     76:W 77:W 17:W  3:L 29:W  7:L 23:W
11 Kolotas, Harry        NSW       1433 5     68:L 65:W 49:W 34:W 18:D 14:W  7:D
12 Behne-Smith, David    NSW       1394 4.5   33:W  2:L 20:D 47:W  8:D 41:W 17:D
13 Ung, Thomas           ACT       1252 4.5   72:W 15:W 24:D 16:W  1:L 17:L 36:W
14 Nguyen, Quan          ACT       1375 4.5   69:W  6:L 40:W 17:W 16:D 11:L 45:W
15 Selby, Kenzo          ACT       1504 4.5   53:W 13:L 28:W 30:D 38:W 18:W  4:L
16 Marks, Joe            ACT       1539 4.5   58:W 35:W  8:D 13:L 14:D 54:W 22:D
17 Guo-Yuthok, Sherab    ACT       1573 4.5   74:W 18:W 10:L 14:L 61:W 13:W 12:D
18 Boyce, Jamie          NSW       1375 4.5   75:W 17:L 58:W 44:W 11:D 15:L 40:W
19 Evans, Amy L          QLD       1324 4.5   64:W  1:L 48:W 31:W 36:D 24:D 25:D
20 Eldridge-Smith, Leif  ACT       1140 4.5    6:L 69:W 12:D 25:L 49:W 50:W 39:W
21 Brown, Andrew         ACT       1393 4.5   78:W  7:L 61:W 71:W  6:L 27:D 38:W
22 Riggs, Robert         ACT       1390 4.5   79:W  3:L 47:L 55:W 53:W 52:W 16:D
23 Hoang, Khoi           ACT       1571 4     46:W 43:W  4:W  9:W  2:L  1:L 10:L
24 Greenwood, Norman     NSW       1540 4     80:W 30:W 13:D  5:W  3:L 19:D  9:L
25 Huang, Jim            NSW       1578 4     51:W  5:L 37:D 20:W 43:W  4:L 19:D
26 Cooke, Steven L       QLD       1502 4     40:W  8:L 54:W 43:D 30:D 47:W  5:L
27 Kinder, Jessica       QLD       933  4     42:W 36:L 34:L 62:W 28:W 21:D 32:D
28 Chow, Justin          ACT       1217 4      2:L 33:W 15:L 69:W 27:L 59:W 52:W
29 Hoole, Jeyaranjan     ACT       1455 4     37:D 48:W 39:D 50:W 10:L  8:L 51:W
30 Xu, William           NSW       1328 4     70:W 24:L 77:W 15:D 26:D 31:W  8:L
31 Went, Lindsay         NSW       1485 4     57:W 56:W  2:L 19:L 51:W 30:L 47:W
32 Frangakis, John       VIC       1382 4     48:L 66:W 53:W  7:L 37:D 60:W 27:D
33 Schon, Eugene         VIC       853  4     12:L 28:L 72:W 49:D 62:W 42:D 54:W
34 Martin, Richard       VIC       1299 4     77:L 76:W 27:W 11:L 40:L 57:W 53:W
35 Beltrami, Matthew     ACT       1300 4     73:W 16:L 60:D 38:L 70:W 37:D 48:W
36 Tracey, Michael J     NSW       1435 3.5   55:W 27:W  3:L 56:W 19:D  5:L 13:L
37 Reading, Michael      ACT       1009 3.5   29:D 45:W 25:D  4:L 32:D 35:D 44:D
38 Lin, Ying             ACT       1014 3.5    9:L 52:D 75:W 35:W 15:L 43:W 21:L
39 Kerksal, David        VIC       1424 3.5   65:D 41:W 29:D 51:W  9:L 40:D 20:L
40 Beltrami, Michael     ACT       1035 3.5   26:L 63:W 14:L 73:W 34:W 39:D 18:L
41 Jaksa, David          ACT       1051 3.5   45:D 39:L 52:D 59:W 44:W 12:L 42:D
42 Sike, Paul            NSW       1432 3.5   27:L 55:W 51:L 57:W 46:D 33:D 41:D
43 McKenchie, Andrew     SA        1348 3.5   60:W 23:L 68:W 26:D 25:L 38:L 61:W
44 Nikolaou, Chris       NSW       1526 3.5   61:W 50:L 62:W 18:L 41:L 68:W 37:D
45 Losh, Gary            NSW       1520 3.5   41:D 37:L 71:L 75:W 74:W 46:W 14:L
46 Nater, Carl           VIC       1147 3.5   23:L 60:L 79:W 48:W 42:D 45:L 65:W
47 Yu, Derek             VIC       1140 3      1:L 64:W 22:W 12:L 50:W 26:L 31:L
48 Flood, Christopher    ACT       732  3     32:W 29:L 19:L 46:L 58:W 56:W 35:L
49 Clark, David          ACT       1199 3      3:L 79:W 11:L 33:D 20:L 63:W 55:D
50 Humphrey, John        QLD       1305 3     59:W 44:W  6:L 29:L 47:L 20:L 69:W
51 Hopf, Lorna           VIC       1164 3     25:L 67:W 42:W 39:L 31:L 70:W 29:L
52 Yuan, Yi              ACT            3     62:L 38:D 41:D 65:W 56:W 22:L 28:L
53 Smith, Kayleigh       ACT       1044 3     15:L 72:W 32:L 63:W 22:L 71:W 34:L
54 Ikeda, Miona          ACT       1204 3      7:L 78:W 26:L 68:W 71:W 16:L 33:L
55 Lloyd, Aidan          ACT       992  3     36:L 42:L 64:W 22:L 72:W 61:D 49:D
56 Eldridge-Smith, Peter ACT       1233 3     71:W 31:L 70:W 36:L 52:L 48:L 60:W
57 Thompson, Ingrid      QLD       1010 3     31:L 71:L 67:W 42:L 73:W 34:L 70:W
58 Nguyen, Van           ACT       1065 3     16:L 73:W 18:L 70:L 48:L 72:W 71:W
59 Xing, Edward          ACT       524  3     50:L 61:L 78:W 41:L 66:W 28:L 68:W
60 Wu, Kantley           QLD       619  2.5   43:L 46:W 35:D 74:W  5:L 32:L 56:L
61 Oliver, Tamzin L      ACT       1056 2.5   44:L 59:W 21:L 77:W 17:L 55:D 43:L
62 Smith, Wendy          VIC       1220 2.5   52:W  9:L 44:L 27:L 33:L 73:W 64:D
63 Tsui, Edison          NSW       79   2.5    8:L 40:L  0:W 53:L 79:W 49:L 66:D
64 Henderson, Jake       ACT       577  2.5   19:L 47:L 55:L  0:W 68:L 76:W 62:D
65 Behne-Smith, Sarah    NSW       916  2.5   39:D 11:L 74:L 52:L 78:W 75:W 46:L
66 Guo, Emma             ACT       869  2.5    4:L 32:L 69:L 67:W 59:L 77:W 63:D
67 Ong, Lara             ACT       699  2.5    5:L 51:L 57:L 66:L 76:D 79:W 77:W
68 Behne-Smith, Jonathan NSW       956  2     11:W  4:L 43:L 54:L 64:W 44:L 59:L
69 Anderson, Todd        QLD       638  2     14:L 20:L 66:W 28:L  0:D 74:D 50:L
70 Lau, Joshua           NSW       613  2     30:L 80:+ 56:L 58:W 35:L 51:L 57:L
71 Lau, Tony             NSW            2     56:L 57:W 45:W 21:L 54:L 53:L 58:L
72 Kenmure, Jamie        VIC            2     13:L 53:L 33:L 78:W 55:L 58:L 75:W
73 Eustace, Sophie       SA        467  2     35:L 58:L 76:W 40:L 57:L 62:L 79:W
74 Bailey, Gregory       NSW       1161 2     17:L 75:D 65:W 60:L 45:L 69:D  0: 
75 Yu, Sally             VIC       711  1.5   18:L 74:D 38:L 45:L 77:W 65:L 72:L
76 Lugo, Jerome          VIC       909  1.5   10:L 34:L 73:L 79:L 67:D 64:L 78:W
77 McCook, Jake          ACT       268  1     34:W 10:L 30:L 61:L 75:L 66:L 67:L
78 Qian, Dennish         VIC       835  1     21:L 54:L 59:L 72:L 65:L  0:W 76:L
79 Van Dijk, Marieke     VIC       753  1     22:L 49:L 46:L 76:W 63:L 67:L 73:L
80 Theodosiou, Peter     VIC       1123 0     24:L 70:-  0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 

The surprises started early, with GM Ian Rogers sensationally beaten by D.Dragicevic in round 1. White has just played 30.Rg1! threatening mate on g8

chess position

Rogers had nothing better than the humiliating 30...Qc6!!?? Even so, Black emerged with two pieces for the queen and later missed a draw!

Also in round 1, Solomon-Stawski had a picturesque conclusion:

chess position

Lip-Froehlich also had a nice finish:

chess position

27...Bb4! 0-1, since 28.Rxb3 loses to 28...Bb5!!

Dusan Stojic walked into a mating trap against Bjelobrk:

chess position

In round 2 Brian Jones seemed to have some chances against Johansen

chess position

But the GM finished efficiently.

In Lane-Hacche
chess position

Nh6+! won quickly

chess position

Froehlich-Humphrey: 16.Nxe5!! left white a pawn ahead (16...Qxe5 17.Bxd5 Qxd5 18.Rxd4 and white will win quickly)

chess position

Viner-Smerdon: 13...Bxd3!! 14. exd3 Nxd3+ 15. Ke2 Nxc1+ 16. Rxc1 Qg4+ 0-1

chess position

Bjelobrk-Wei: 16. c5! Bf4 17. Bb3 Bxc1 18. Raxc1 Rf6 19. Ng5 Qe7 20. Qd6! 1-0

chess position

Upset of the round was Giang Nguyen-Depasquale which finished with 36.Rxg5+! 1-0 because of Qh7+ and Qxf7#

chess position

In round 3, Johansen-Bjelobrk was an amusing draw: The Kh8 can't escape if Rg8+ and Kg7, black has Rg3+ and Rh3+ forcing it back.

chess position

Reilly scored a sensational win over the Aussie Champion Gary Lane: 22. hxg6!! hxg6 23. Ng5!! Qxa4 24. Rh7+ Kf6 25. Qh3 Rae8 26. Qh4 Ke7 27. Nxf7+ Kd7 28. Qg4+ Kc7 29. Nd8+ 1-0

Round 4 saw Zhao beat Solomon in an important game, and Bourmistrov upset Depasquale, while Reilly's attack stalled against Smerdon:

chess position

32...Bh6 33. Qf6 Bxc1 34. Rxc1 Qe2 35. c7 Qe3+ 36. Kh2 Rxe4 37. fxe4 Qf4+ 38. Kg1 Qxc1+ 39. Kh2 Qf4+ 40. Kg1 Qe3+ 41. Kh2 Qg3+ 0-1

chess position

Canfell-Eriksson: 24. Rxd7! Qxd7 25. Bb2 Rg8 26. Qd4 Qg4 27. Rxg7 Qf3+ 28. Kg1 Qg4+ 29. Kf2 Qf4+ 30. Ke1 Qh4+ 31. Kd1 Qg4+ 32. Kc1 Qf4+ 33. Kb1 Qe5 34. Rxe7 1-0

Round 5 saw Smerdon and Zhao split the point while Rogers beat Bjelobrk. And Depasquale won a nice game against Tomek Rej:

chess position

17. Bxg6!! hxg6 18. Rxe6!! fxe6 19. Qxg6+ Kh8 20. Re1 Rf8 21. Re4 f5 22. Qh6+ Kg8 23. Qxe6+ Kg7 24. Qxe7+ Qxe7 25. Rxe7+ Rf7 26. Rxf7+ Kxf7 27. g4 fxg4 28. hxg4 Nd7 29. Kg2 Rg8 30. Kg3 Ke6 31. Ne4 b5 32. Nfg5+ Ke7 33. cxb5 cxb5 34. d5 Rc8 35. d6+ Ke8 36. Ne6 Rc2 37. a3 Rb2 38. Nd4 a5 39. g5 Kf7 40. f4 Rb1 41. Kg4 Nf8 42. f5 Rg1+ 43. Kf4 Rf1+ 44. Ke5 Nd7+ 45. Kd5 Rd1 46. g6+ Kg7 47. Ng5 Kf6 48. Nge6 a4 49. bxa4 bxa4 50. Kc6 Ne5+ 51. Kb5 Rb1+ 52. Kxa4 Nc4 53. g7 Kf7 54. f6 Nxd6 55. Ng5+ Kg8 56. Nc6 Nf5 57. Nd8 Rb8 58. f7+ 1-0

chess position

A picturesque finish!

chess position

In round 6, Zhao beat Lane (above) while Froehlich downed Smerdon.

chess position

Canfell was beaten by young Ilia Zvedeniouk: 34...Rxc2! 35. Qxc2 Bc6 0-1

Round 7, finally, saw Zhao draw quickly to win the tournament, while Rogers beat Reilly and Smerdon beat Depasquale.

ACF Council Meeting: A number of important decisions were taken at the ACF Council Meeting, held in Canberra on the night before the Doeberl Cup. However, some matters have not been finally resolved, so a full report on this will be delayed till next issue.

Among the matters decided:

  • The appointments of Jey Hoole as ACF Secretary; Bob Keast as the ACF Grand Prix coordinator; and George Howard as the Olympic Appeal Coordinator were confirmed.
  • Formal bids by states for the 2006 Australian Chess Championships, 2005/6 Australian Schools Finals and 2006 Australian Junior Championships have been invited. These should be ready for the next ACF Council meeting
  • A new title called the ACF Transfer Champion was created.
  • A new position of National Fundraising Director has been created, and measures introduced to co-ordinate fundraising activities were agreed to.
  • The role of National Publicity Officer has been expanded, with plans to develop a media kit to help chess organisers garner publicity.
  • State and Territory Associations will be encouraged to present service awards to hard-working organisers, with the aim of encouraging them to remain in chess administration roles.
  • The ACF will investigate changes to the GrandPrix to include a super GP class of tournaments and bonus points for both country and interstate tournaments.
  • A group comprising state nominees will examine the operations of the ACF Council.
  • A motion to introduce coaching accreditation was deferred till the next council meeting.
  • The ACF has ended any association with the ChessKit Bulletin Board.
  • The ACF will trial an internet teleconferencing program, NetMeeting, in a bid to cut high telephone charges.
  • A number of motions concerning tournament rules were passed.
  • Some proposed changes to the Australian Junior and Schools Teams tournaments are still being debated.

NECG Junior Masters: Following the Doeberl one of the long-awaited NECG events was held, involving training and tournament practice for promising juniors. NECG - the Network Economics Consulting Group - has generously donated $7000 per annum to support junior development.

NECG Junior Masters Training Group 1
Cambell, ACT
Final scores:
1.R.Harris(N) 5.5/7;
=2.Illingworth(N), Lugo(V) 5;
4.A.Song(N) 4;
5.Guo-Yuthok(ACT) 3.5;
6.Stevens(SA) 3;
=7.M.Ikeda(ACT), Zhigen Lin(V) 1.

NECG Junior Masters Training Group 2
Final scores:
1.Brown(ACT) 6;
2.B.Harris(N) 5.5;
3.Evans(Q) 5;
=4.Morris(V), Hickman(V) 4;
6.T.Oliver(ACT) 2.5;
7.Soltysik(N) 1;
8.Guo(ACT) 0.

Olympiad selections: 36th Chess Olympiad, Calvia, Majorca, Spain, October 14th-31st.

Applications are now open for the Australian Open and Womens Olympiad Teams for the 36th Chess Olympiad to be held in Calvia, Majorca, Spain from October 14th-31st 2004. (Event website:

An Open team (consisting of six players and a non-playing captain) and a Womens team (consisting of four players and a non-playing captain) will be selected to represent Australia at this event. Players and captains will receive accommodation from the host organisation and travel subsidies from the ACF's Olympiad Appeal fundraising efforts.

Those wishing to be considered for selection as official playing representatives must apply, in writing or by email, as per the ACF Selection Procedures By-Laws, by Friday 18th June 2004. Please refer to item 5 of the ACF Selection By-Laws before applying and for details of material required in an application (see below). The full Selection By-Laws are available at .

Please send all applications, email strongly preferred, to Dr Kevin Bonham, ACF Olympiad Selections Co-Ordinator, 410 Macquarie Street, South Hobart Tasmania 7004, email . If an emailed application has not been acknowledged within seven days, please phone (03) 6224 8487 or 0421 428 775.

Applicants' supporting statements and results summaries, and ratings and results information made available to the selectors will be published on the ACF website at an address to be announced, and available for public scrutiny. Any corrections or amendments to this material must be made by Friday 25th June 2004. Selection results will be finalised and made public between Tuesday 13th and Friday 16th July. Selection of team captains is expected to commence immediately thereafter. Team captains will then be selected by the ACF Council after determining the preferences of the team members. Team captains will then be announced as soon as Council has made its decision. Exact dates for captaincy applications will be announced closer to this stage.

Important note regarding player activity: All potential applicants are strongly advised that Olympiad selectors are sometimes reluctant to select candidates whose recent results provide too little evidence to be confident of sufficient current playing strength. Potential applicants are strongly advised to compete in upcoming tournaments and demonstrate their current playing strength to the selectors.

Please see ACF Selection Procedures By-Law 5 at

Summary of dates
13 April Applications Open
18 June Applications Close
25 June Deadline for Corrections / Material to Selectors
13 July Deadline for Selectors' Votes
13-16 July Selections Announced

- Kevin Bonham
ACF Olympiad Selections Co-Ordinator.

The Sydney Teams Challenge rapid play at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club (14 teams, 4 players per team) was jointly won by St George A (GM I.Rogers, WIM N.Phan-Koshnitsky, I.Eriksson, A.Song) and St George B (IM Z.Zhao, G.Xie, K.Stead and N.Kordahi). The City of Sydney Rapid-play will be held over 7 rounds (11am-7.30pm) at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club on Sunday April 18th.

Mind Games Festival at Surfers Paradise: Fri to Sun 26-30 May

The Surfers Paradise Management Association in Association with the Queensland Events Corporation are running the inaugural Mind Games Festival from 26 to 30 May. The events include Chess, Bridge, Euchre, 500 and Scrabble.

Gardiner Chess has been asked to run the chess part of the festival. Whilst the other four events will be held indoors in five star hotels, we are delighted that chess will be given a very high profile in, and around, Cavill Avenue.

On Friday evening from 6-9pm, Grandmaster Darryl Johansen will give an 8 player blindfold simul and International Master Stephen Solomon will give a 30 player simul on a low stage in Cavill Avenue. Blindfold opponents will be by invitation. The organisers are trying for celebrities. Prizes for the first winners etc.

On Saturday there will be the main Surfers Paradise Rapid Tournament from 11am to 6pm with $3,550 in prizes (see below) and very low entry fees. On the same day from 1-4pm there will be a social event for family players who have never had a rating or played in a tournament before. There will be no cash prizes for this event, just trophies (see below). Both events will be held under a large marquee which will be set up on the Esplanade between Cavill Avenue and Elkhorn Avenue.

At the request of the Surfers Paradise Management Association, the Fischerandom Tournament that was scheduled for the chess centre on the Sunday, has been transferred to the marquee at Surfers. This will run from 9.30am-4.30pm on Sunday. (Prize List below).

Surfers Paradise Rapid Tournament: Prizes: Open 1st $1,000 Open 2nd $500 Open 3rd $250 Juniors Under 18 1st $300 Juniors Under 18 2nd $200 Juniors Under 18 3rd $100 Ratings Prizes: Under 2100 $100 Under 1800 $100 Under 1500 $100 Under 1200 $100 Under 1000 $100 Under 900 $100 Under 800 $100 Under 700 $100 Under 600 $100 Unrated 1st $120 Unrated 2nd $80 Unrated 3rd $60 Unrated 4th $40. Entry Fees: Adults $20 Juniors $10 Late Fee $10.

With this massive prize list, we are hoping that adults and juniors of all standards will get in and fly the flag for chess – and have a great day out. Lets show the public that chess can put on a big event.

Soon we will have full details and an entry form on our webpage. In the meantime, full details at (mind games). Hard copy entry forms are available at the chess centre.

Prizes for Social Family Event: Trophies for 1st to 10th places Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for boys aged under 12 at 1/1/2004. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for boys aged under 7 at 1/1/2004. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for girls aged under 12 at 1/1/2004. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for girls aged under 7 at 1/1/2004. Entry Fees: Entry is free up to 12 noon on Friday 28 May 2004. There is a late entry fee of $5 for those entering on the day.

Prizes for Fischerandom Tournament: 1st $125 + trophy 2nd $85 + trophy 3rd $50 + trophy & five ratings prizes of $30 each. Entry Fees Adults $30 Concession $25 Juniors Under 18 at 1/1/2004 $20 In addition, a late entry fee of $10 will be charged for entries on the day of competition


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

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

The 4th Mid North Coast High Schools 'Day of Chess' held in Laurieton on March 19 was again a pleasant day for all. 92 Students from 9 High Schools enjoyed the opportunity of testing their level of play. At the end of the day Wingham High School was leading with 22.5 points (22 players). 2nd place to St. Pauls Campus from Port Macquarie with 14 players. Melville High School from Kempsey with 16 players was placed 3rd. 3 individual players shared the 1st place: Nic Christensen - St. Paul's Campus, Matthew Northover - Camden Haven High School, and Leslie Wells from McKillop College.

The 5th Mid North Coast Primary Schools 'Day of Chess' held a forthnight later on April 2 was keenly contested by 102 Students from 9 Primary Schools. After 6 rounds of play Westport Public School was in lead with 21.5 points. Port Macquarie Primary followed with 17.5 points. Best individual player was Josh Arthur from Westport Public School by winning all his games - great result. 2nd to Dylan Furey from Westport Public School. And 3rd to Matthew Mudge from P/M Primary School. Our Thanks to Laurieton United Servicemen's Club for providing excellent venue, refreshments and friendly assistance by Management & Staff. Schools Principals, Teachers and Parents helped to make it a memorable day for all.

FIDE Knockout: GM Darryl Johansen has been confirmed for the next FIDE world championship knockout event. Full list here.

Upcoming tournaments

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:

31st Royal Selangor Open: Exhibition Hall, Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. 10 cash prizes will be offerred in this 9-round FIDE-rated Tournament with the Champion receiving RM1,200 cash and Pewter Trophy. Time control is 90 minutes plus 30 sec increment from 1st move. 30 Apr-04 May Email before 25th April 2004. Warm regards, Lim Tse Pin Hp: 012 - 298 4922

Queensland Women’s Chess Championship: A CAQ Approved Event. Saturday-Sunday 22-23 May, 2004. Gardiner Chess Centre, 11 Hardys Rd Mudgeeraba. 07-5522 7221 Snacks and lunches available. Arbiter: Norm Braybrooke. Entry Fee: $40 (Please make cheques out to QWCL). CAQ Membership: $10 ($20 family). As it is a state title, all players must be a member of their state chess association. Entrants may join at the venue. Prizes: 1st $200 plus trophy 2nd $100 plus trophy 3rd $50 plus trophy. Best Senior, rated under 1200: $50 plus trophy Best Junior, under 18 at 1 Jan, 2004: $50 plus trophy Best Cadet (at Primary School): $50 plus trophy. There will be round incentives and a lucky door prize. Interstate entrants are welcome but she must be a current financial member of her state chess association. The title can only be won by a Qld player. In the case of a tie, the title and money will be shared. Registration: Saturday 8am – 9am. Start of play: 9.30am both days. 3 rounds each day. rate of play: 60 mins each side plus 10 secs per move. Entry form: Available on CAQ website, Entries: Post to: Gail Young PO Box 9 Inala, Qld, 4077 Phone: 07-3372 8077 Email: Closing time: 6pm Friday 21 May. A late fee may apply after this time. Sponsor: Gold Coast Trophies & Engraving.

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 Open Championship: This tournament is presented on behalf of Chess Victoria by the Box Hill Chess Club 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

Queensland Open: Gardiner Chess Centre Cat 2 Sat/Sun 17/18 July Contact Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221 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

Queensland Open: Gardiner Chess Centre Cat 2 Sat/Sun 17/18 July Contact Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221

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

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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Australian Teams Championships:

The Australian Open Mt Buller, December 28, 2004 to January 9, 2005. GMs Shabalov. Ehlvehst, Mikhalevski, Wojtkiewicz, Kengis, Golod and Kosten and Australia's IM Gary Lane playing. See for more details.

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