Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 315, April 20, 2005

In this issue:
Missing newsletter?
Ly-Solomon match
City of Sydney Rapid
Guy West wins Melbourne CC Championship
Box Hill New Season Swiss
WA news - Perth Open, Kingsley Open, WA Allegro
South Australia's April Rapid
FIDE Trainers' Titles
World News - Kasparov bashed
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

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- Paul Broekhuyse

Ly-Solomon match: IM Stephen Solomon has beaten the youngest ever Australian Junior Champion, 13-year-old Moulthun Ly, 7.5-0.5 in a match at GardinerChess on the Gold Coast. There's a nice Report by Nik Stawski on the GardinerChess website.

The match was held on 9/10 April and 16/17 April with the games relayed live to the internet.

Stephen Solomon 2412    --    Moulthun Ly 2117
Game 1   2005     1-0     C05

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.c3 c5 6.f4 Nc6 7.Ndf3 Qb6 8.a3 a5 9.b3 Be7 10.h4 f6 11.Bd3 cxd4 12.cxd4 O-O 13.Ne2 Qd8 14.Nc3 Nb6?! 15.Bxh7+!!


BR :: BB BQ BR BK ::
:: BP :: BB BP WB
BN BN :: BP BP ::
BP :: BP WP ::
WP WP WN :: WN ::
:: :: :: WP ::

15...Kxh7 16.Ng5+!! fxg5 17.hxg5+ Kg8 18.Qh5 Rf5 19.g4! Nxd4 20.gxf5 exf5 21.g6 Bh4+ 22.Kd1!
( 22.Rxh4?? Qxh4+ 23.Qxh4 Nf3+ -+ )
22...Be6 23.Rxh4
Now it's OK
23...Kf8 24.a4 Bg8 25.Be3 Nxb3 26.Qxf5+ Ke8 27.Rh8

BR :: BQ BK :: BB WR
:: BP :: :: BP
BN :: :: WP ::
BP :: BP WP WQ ::
WP :: :: WP ::
:: BN WN WB ::
:: :: :: ::
WR :: WK :: ::


City of Sydney Rapid: Jason Chan is the new Sydney Rapid Champion, after scoring an undefeated 6.5/7. His only draw was against Bruce Murray in the very last round.

The event attracted 39 players, nearly double from last year's attendance of twenty. Notable absentees were Xie (2004 Champ), who hardly misses a local tourney, and Agulto (2003 Champ), who has lately and sadly gone quiet.

Yet the event was much stronger than last year's thanks to the usual school of Filipino sharks: top seed Capilitan, Cabilin, Navarro and Galvez; and they were joined by the likes of Murray, Bolens, Berezovski and the 2200+ rated Ian Parsonage.

Jason was at his hustling best. For instance, in the 6th game his time ebbed between zero and 30 seconds while his opponent, Navarro, had over 5 minutes! A little prodding there, a shimmy here and before you know it, Navarro's position began to unravel. Suddenly, Jason had mate in one! There was nothing to do but resign.

The tournament ran smoothly. Spirits were high and there was much laughter.

Leading scores
6.5 Chan
5.5 Berezovski, Capilitan
5.0 Galvez, Bolens, Murray

For pics from the event, click here

- Amiel Rosario

Guy West wins Melbourne Chess Club Championship:

IM Guy West was undefeated and beat his major rival Froehlich for a comfortable tournament win. Other notable results:
Barbaros Kara - 6/9 (1st rating prize)
Thai Ly - 5.5/9 (against a strong field)
Zhigen Lin - 5.5/9 (incl. 1 win by default)
Dejan Soco - 4.5/9 (2nd rating prize)
James Nour - 4.5/9 (3rd rating prize)

No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Froehlich, Peter VIC 2386 7 9:W 8:W 6:W 4:W 2:L 3:D 7:D 18:W 10:W
2. West, Guy VIC 2364 8 23:W 12:W 17:W 7:W 1:W 6:W 3:D 10:D 4:W
3. Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2291 6 11:W 14:W 7:L 10:W 8:W 1:D 2:D 4:L 13:W
4. Jensen, Kai VIC 2049 5.5 13:W 15:W 18:W 1:L 7:L 24:D 32:W 3:W 2:L
5. Fulgenzi, Celestino VIC 2045 5 17:L 19:D 22:D 15:W 13:L 20:L 33:W 23:W 21:W
6. Krstic, Slobodan VIC 1974 6 24:W 16:W 1:L 17:W 18:W 2:L 13:W 7:L 9:W
7. Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 1941 7 26:W 22:W 3:W 2:L 4:W 13:D 1:D 6:W 8:W
8. McBride, Kelvin VIC 1923 5.5 27:W 1:L 19:W 16:W 3:L 10:D 24:W 12:W 7:L
9. Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1876 5 1:L 10:L 33:W 24:L 29:W 22:W 30:W 15:W 6:L
10. Ly, Thai VIC 1825 5.5 28:D 9:W 12:W 3:L 20:W 8:D 17:W 2:D 1:L
11. Lin, Zhigen Wilson VIC 1819 5.5 3:L 28:W 23:W 18:L 22:D 32:L 25:+ 17:W 14:W
12. Papadinis, Jim VIC 1809 4 29:W 2:L 10:L 25:+ 23:W 18:L 22:W 8:L 17:
13. Wyss, Felix VIC 1793 5 4:L 27:W 20:W 32:D 5:W 7:D 6:L 14:W 3:L
14. Roberts, Mark S VIC 1785 4 30:W 3:L 32:L 26:D 15:D 19:W 21:W 13:L 11:L
15. Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1771 5 31:W 4:L 21:D 5:L 14:D 25:W 23:W 9:L 30:W
16. Beattie, Roger VIC 1769 4.5 32:W 6:L 26:W 8:L 24:L 30:L 19:D 27:+ 22:W
17. McCart, Richard VIC 1769 4 5:W 29:W 2:L 6:L 32:W 21:W 10:L 11:L 12:
18. Kara, Barbaros VIC 1748 6 33:W 25:W 4:L 11:W 6:L 12:W 20:W 1:L 24:W
19. Stewart, Scott VIC 1730 3.5 20:D 5:D 8:L 29:W 21:L 14:L 16:D 30:L 25:W
20. Ghobrial, Adel VIC 1659 3.5 19:D 30:W 13:L 34:+ 10:L 5:W 18:L 24:L 32:L
21. Kaplan, Alex VIC 1653 4 25:L 31:W 15:D 22:D 19:W 17:L 14:L 32:W 5:L
22. Wertheim, Stephen VIC 1583 3.5 34:W 7:L 5:D 21:D 11:D 9:L 12:L 33:W 16:L
23. Beckman, John VIC 1576 3 2:L 33:W 11:L 30:W 12:L 29:W 15:L 5:L 31:
24. Soco, Dejan VIC 1561 4.5 6:L 32:L 25:W 9:W 16:W 4:D 8:L 20:W 18:L
25. Knox, Alec VIC 1522 2 21:W 18:L 24:L 12:- 27:W 15:L 11:- 31:L 19:L
26. Brooking, Robert VIC 1502 1.5 7:L 34:W 16:L 14:D : : : : :
27. Lovegrove, Adam VIC 1485 2.5 8:L 13:L 30:L 31:D 25:L 34:W 29:W 16:- 33:
28. Arkins, Damien NSW 1435 .5 10:D 11:L : : : : : : :
29. Renzies, Elliott VIC 1431 3 12:L 17:L 31:W 19:L 9:L 23:L 27:L 34:+ 34:+
30. Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1430 4 14:L 20:L 27:W 23:L 31:W 16:W 9:L 19:W 15:L
31. Zivkovic, Sam VIC 1393 3 15:L 21:L 29:L 27:D 30:L 33:D 34:+ 25:W 23:
32. Nour, James VIC 1336 4.5 16:L 24:W 14:W 13:D 17:L 11:W 4:L 21:L 20:W
33. Yap, Aylwin VIC 1247 2.5 18:L 23:L 9:L :W 34:W 31:D 5:L 22:L 27:
34. Ogada-Osir, Charles 1 22:L 26:L :W 20:- 33:L 27:L 31:- 29:- 29:-

Box Hill New Season Swiss: Top seed Marcus Raine winning his game to clinch outright first with 7/8. Half a point behind Marcus, Elliott Renzies and Anthony Miller shared second place, on 6.5/8. Final Standings.

The Friday April Allegro was won outright by Domagoj Dragicevic with 8.5/10, an impressive performance marred only by his final round loss to Denis Bourmistrov, who shared second place with Chris Wallis and Peter Schultzer on 7.5/10. Final Standings.
- From the Chess Victoria newsletter

WA news: Tim Hare (6.5/7) has won the Perth Open, played at Wanneroo Recreation Centre. Young Indonesian player Stephanus Kurniawan was second on 6, followed by Robert Maris & Jay Lakner on 5.

Also in WA, 20 players contested the 7-round Kingsley Open over the Easter long weekend. The joint winners were Andrew Kuklinski and WA champion Haydn Barber oin 5.5/7 followed by Tim Hare & David Ellis (5). Brett O’Donohue (4.5) was the Under 1800 winner & Gary Donaldson (4) the Under 1400 winner.

WA Allegro (16 & 23 March)

1st: Tristan Boyd 7.5/9
2nd: Steve Pearson 7.0/9

1st: John Fedec 6.0/9

1st: Alex Janceski 4.5/9

WA South West Open (12/13 March)

1st: Jay Lakner 6.0/6
2nd: Thomas Donaldson 5.0/6
=3rd: Stewart Byrne & Adam Haasse 4.5/6

South Australia's April Rapid has been won by Aaron Gurthrie and Amir Amini on 5/6. Best Under 1475 and Unrated were Pavel Turcaj and Andrew McKechnie.

No Name Loc Id Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Guthrie, Aaron 2111 5 7:W 13:W 2:L 3:W 4:W 6:W
2 Amini, Amir 1820 5 8:W 10:W 1:W 6:D 9:W 3:D
3 Cowley, Robert G (Bob) 2146 4 17:D 18:W 5:W 1:L 13:W 2:D
4 Saint, Andrew 1900 4 11:W 6:D 13:D 5:W 1:L 9:W
5 Juszczynski, Mathew 1732 4 16:W 9:W 3:L 4:L 10:W 7:W
6 Paprzycki, Eryk 1595 3.5 14:W 4:D 15:W 2:D 7:D 1:L
7 Turcaj, Pavel 1466 3.5 1:L 16:W 10:W 11:W 6:D 5:L
8 McKechnie, Andrew 1294 3.5 2:L 12:W 9:L 19:W 15:D 11:W
9 Jothibabu, Anandaram 3 0:W 5:L 8:W 18:+ 2:L 4:L
10 Eustace, Sophie 1081 3 12:W 2:L 7:L 17:W 5:L 16:W
11 Haydn, Gavin 1432 3 4:L 14:W 19:W 7:L 12:W 8:L
12 Short, Andrew 1693 3 10:L 8:L 16:W 14:W 11:L 13:W
13 Atrens, Eduard 1501 2.5 19:W 1:L 4:D 15:W 3:L 12:L
14 Sinniah, Jawahar 1029 2.5 6:L 11:L 0:W 12:L 17:W 15:D
15 Zulfic, Fedja 1386 2.5 18:D 17:W 6:L 13:L 8:D 14:D
16 McPherson, Erick 1275 2 5:L 7:L 12:L 0:W 19:W 10:L
17 Maksimovic, Mirjan 1490 1.5 3:D 15:L 18:L 10:L 14:L 19:W
18 Sykes, Alexander 1890 1.5 15:D 3:L 17:W 9:- 0: 0:
19 Schoech, Franz 992 1 13:L 0:W 11:L 8:L 16:L 17:L

FIDE Trainers' Titles FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong has appealed to eligible persons in the chess community to consider applying for a FIDE Trainer title. To encourage this, FIDE is offering titles without examination if applications are submitted by 1 May 2005. Applications must be endorsed and submitted by the National Federation.

The full text of his appeal letter is as follows:

Appeal to Chess Trainers,
All National Chess Federations

Re: FIDE Trainers Committee (1995 ­ 2005)

The Trainers Committee was formed at the Paris Congress in 1995. For several years, the Trainers Committee has been trying to define its roles and programmes but, unfortunately, the world chess community paid scant support to its importance in the development of chess.

At the Istanbul Congress in 2000, the highly respectable Russian trainer GM Yuri Razuvaev was elected to chair the Committee. He brought with him numerous years of experience as a trainer from the famous Soviet School of Chess era. GM Razuvaev enlarged membership on the Committee and started working towards collection of material to compile training manuals for FIDE. FIDE also instituted the titles of FIDE Trainer and FIDE Instructor but there were hardly any interested applications from the professional and serious minded trainers. At that time, there was also a seemed overlap in the functions of the Trainers Committee and the Committee for Chess in Schools but this was amicably resolved between the two chairmen and committees.

On my several visits to China, I was taken to schools and kindergartens and I was amazed when I saw so many young children play the game. I was also impressed when I visited the Chess School of GM Utut Adianto. I then tried to copy and incorporate some good practices into the teaching methods of my several trainers whom my company (Intchess Asia ­ founded in 1996) hires. We worked on and compiled a training syllabus well over 200 lessons starting from an absolute beginner to reaching about 1500. We are constantly updating and improving the lesson contents. Such a systematic approach has yielded desirable results so far, and thus it is important for National associations to support the very process that recognizes good practices and approaches to training.

I founded the Asean Chess Academy in 2003. We have since organized two seminars (IM Nikola Karaklaic and FST Israel Gelfer) for Trainers and one seminar (IA Stewart Reuben) for Arbiters. By the end of February 2005, the Academy will have a teaching strength of 31 Trainers ­ Armenia (2), Georgia (2), Hungary (1), India (1), Kazakhstan (1), Philippines (7), Romania (1), Russia (8), Singapore (3), Turkmenistan (2), Uzbekistan (1) and Vietnam (2). The Trainers are assigned according to their strength (not playing-level) of instruction to children and youth and national players. The Academy trains the national squads of Singapore, instructs more than 100 schools, giving private chess-tuition to more than 100 players and conduct more than 50 elementary groups at the Academy which has 12 training rooms and is facing problems with limited space available. Since last year, Vietnam has sent three of their best juniors to train (and receive normal academic education) in Singapore. The Academy will also assist to conduct training seminars in Korea, Chinese Taipei and other countries in the region. However, the Academy cannot do this by itself. It needs other federations to do likewise in order for the training standards worldwide to improve.

I believe that chess can be taught to children at their very young age and that such instructors need to be trained to do the job well. It is like education where even teachers have to be trained in their job to teach. And like in education, there are various levels ­ elementary, high school, college, university etc. Like in most sports, trainers/coaches have to be accredited in the form of certification or licensing. Periodical upgrading of the trainersı teaching skills are equally important to those being taught. Sports with such development and certification programmes for coaches are perceived to be more serious and professional.

At the Calvia Congress 2004, the Trainers Committee chose and approved my proposals to revamp the award of training titles ­ these have been expanded on and described in the article by IM Jovan Petronic. The titles give recognition and may also be useful to the trainers when their employers determine their salaries for training jobs. When an employer has to choose between two applicants with very much similar credentials and experience (everything being equal), then a FIDE license could make the difference.

I have also prepared another proposal to award trainers who have performed well and whose students excel in regional, continental and world-level competitions. In todayıs sporting world, the players benefit from prize money but not their trainers. Without going into the details of my proposal, the general principle is that trainers with successful results should also be rewarded with cash incentives. However, for those who fall in this category, these trainers have to believe and be part of the system ­ that is they have to be accredited with a FIDE license.

Much work needs to be done. We are only at the beginning of a new era ­ Chess Training. This is a major task, which FIDE cannot do alone. GM Razuvaev has been labouring to reach out for more assistance and co-operation. The programme needs the support of all national chess federations and more importantly, the chess trainers, whether professional, amateur, full time, part time, or even volunteers. I believe that chess training will be the live wire of FIDE. It is where most of our players will benefit from ­ as a regular source of income. Appearance fees are only for the elite few, prize money is for those who win. There is not so much money earned through writing.

GM Razuvaev and his colleagues have written to request national federations to submit application for the titles of trainersı award. 2005, the 10th anniversary of the Trainers Committee, shall be dedicated towards this aim to certify trainersı titles. For this purpose, applications will have to be received by May, shall be exempt from having to pass written examinations.

I appeal to all national federations and trainers to participate to help make this developmental project move on with a brighter future.

Yours sincerely
Ignatius Leong
Chairman, FIDE Development Commission
14th February 2005

Further information, including an application form, can be obtained from the Trainers Committee link on the FIDE website. A fee is payable which the ACF will expect to be borne by the applicant. It appears that, unlike other FIDE titles, trainers' titles are current only for 4 years, being subject to further examination after then.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

Surfers Paradise Mind Games Promotion 28/29 May.

Last year this was a big event, and this year it promises to be bigger and better. There will be three chess events over the weekend.

Sat 28 May 11am to 3pm - Blitz
Venue: Holiday Inn (formerly ANA Hotel)
Entry Fees $15 adult, $10 junior/pensioner

Sat 28 May 5 to 9pm - Transfer
Venue: Cavill Mall (outdoor)
Entry Fees $15 each $30 per pair

Sun 29 May 10am to 5pm - Surfers Paradise Premier Rapid
Venue: Holiday Inn (formerly ANA Hotel)
Entry Fees $25 adult $15 junior/pensioner

Special Offer - Chess Mania - Enter all 3 events for $45 per person ($30 for juniors/pensioners)

Surfers Paradise Premier Rapid 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250 Junior 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 Ratings Group Under 1800 $100, Under 1200 $100, Under 900 $100, Under 800 $100, Under 700 $100. Unrated 1st $120, 2nd $80. Total $3,050.

Surfers Paradise Blitz 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100 Ratings Group A $100, Group B $100, Group C $100. Total $800

Surfers Paradise Transfer 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100 Ratings Group A $100, Group B $100, Group C $100. Total $800

Total Prizes all 3 events $4,650.

A webpage will be up soon, and entry forms will be available online and from Gardiner Chess.

- Graeme Gardiner


Hi Paul.
In the last newsletter you listed the donors to the Olympiad appeal.
Could you please note a correction... 'John Watson $50' should have read 'Jean Watson $50'.

Guy West.

World News:

Russian Team Championship: Players include Ivanchuk, Svidler, Grischuk, Morozevich, Bareev, Dreev, Akopian, Bologan, Ponomariov, Motylev and Volokitin. Site : View games

Polish Championship: Site

Sigeman and Co: Leading scores after 5 rounds: 1. Timman, Jan H g NED 2607 4.0; 2. Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2642 3.5; 3. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2657 3.5; 4. Iordachescu, Viorel g MDA 2609 3.5; 5. Hansen, Curt g DEN 2633 3.0; 6. Hansen, Sune Berg g DEN 2553 2.0; 7. Palo, Davor m DEN 2525 2.0; 8. Hillarp Persson, Tiger g SWE 2533 1.5; 9. Hector, Jonny g SWE 2513 1.5; 10. Hermansson, Emil m SWE 2432 0.5. Site : View games

Cuba Championship: The knockout stage has begun. "A" Final cores after 9 rounds: 1. Almeida, Omar m CUB 2452 5.5; 2. De la Paz, Frank g CUB 2461 5.5; 3. Quezada, Yuniesky m CUB 2502 5.5; 4. Delgado, Neuris g CUB 2567 5.5; 5. Borges Mateos, Juan g CUB 2484 5.0; 6. Mena Crespo, Carlos f CUB 2396 5.0; 7. Martinez, Lelys f CUB 2377 3.5; 8. Sieiro-Gonzalez, Luis m CUB 2395 3.5; 9. Abreu, Aryam m CUB 2440 3.0; 10. Perez, Luis Manuel m CUB 2420 3.0. "B" scores: 1. Arencibia, Walter g CUB 2530 6.0; 2. Nogueiras, Jesus g CUB 2533 5.5; 3. Gongora, Maikel m CUB 2454 5.5; 4. Gonzalez, Yuri m CUB 2482 5.0; 5. Otero, Diasmany m CUB 2400 4.5; 6. Ortiz, Isam f CUB 2399 4.0; 7. Perez, Rodney m CUB 2437 4.0; 8. Alonso, Rene m CUB 2387 4.0; 9. Hernandez, Holden m CUB 2446 3.5; 10. Hernandez, Roman g CUB 2367 3.0. Site : View games A : View games B : View games Knockout

Gausdal Classics: Scores after 7 rounds: 1. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2631 6.5; 2. Kulaots, Kaido g EST 2572 6.0; 3. Korneev, Oleg g RUS 2611 5.5; 4. Lie, Kjetil A m NOR 2495 4.5; 5. Nordahl, Helge m NOR 2402 3.5; 6. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2548 3.0; 7. Williams, Simon m ENG 2466 2.5; 8. Pedersen, Christian Kyndel f DEN 2396 2.5; 9. Vidoniak, Roman m GER 2417 1.0; 10. Bogner, Sebastian GER 2409 0.0. Site : View games A : View games B

Kasparov bashed: Kasparov has been hit over the head with a chessboard by a man purportedly seeking his autograph. The attack followed a meeting with youth activists in Moscow. The attacker was bashed by the people present. Kasparov suffered severe bruising.

World Ladies Tournament - 3 Arrows Cup: Jinan, China. Players include Zhu Chen, Almira Skripchenko, Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih. Skripchenko and Zatonskih are leading. Leading scores after 6 rounds: 1. Zatonskih, Anna wg USA 2435 5.5; 2. Zhu Chen g CHN 2494 5.5; 3. Nebolsina, Vera wm RUS 2302 4.0; 4. Skripchenko, Almira m FRA 2453 4.0; 5. Hou Yifan wf CHN 2158 3.0; 6. Krush, Irina m USA 2455 3.0; 7. Yildiz, Betul Cemre wm TUR 2156 3.0; 8. Machalova, Veronika SVK 2176 2.0; 9. Navabi, Shirin wf IRI 2122 2.0; 10. Andriasian, Siranush ARM 2263 1.5; 11. Siti, Zulaikha wf MAS 2158 1.5; 12. Schneider, Veronika wm HUN 2241 1.0. Site : View games

Grand Prix tournaments:

Adelaide Cup: 14th-16th May; FIDE rated; $1000 in prizes, $500 first guaranteed; free BBQ for Sunday lunch; 90 mins + 30 seconds/move from move one; Category 1 GP; Chess Centre of South Australia. For more details, see

2005 Open - Tasmania: June 11-13; Burnie Chess Club; Room 25, Portside Building, Spring Street, Burnie. Contact: Neville Ledger, P.O. Box 837, Burnie, Tasmania 7320. Email
NSWCA Open: June 11-13; Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde; Category 3; $5000 in prizes; Open & U1600 divisions; Early Entry Fees: $80/$60 else $100/$70. Prizes: $1200/$700/$500/$400/$300. U2000 1st $250 2nd $150, U1800 1st $250 2nd $150. U1600 1st $750 2nd $500 3rd $350, U1500 1st $250 2nd $150, U1400 1st $250 2nd $150, U1300 1st $250 2nd $150, Email Website
Gold Coast Open June 18/19 Cat 3 Robina Town Centre Community Centre (Gold Coast Chess Club)
Caloundra Open: June 25-26; Cat 3. Email Bob Goodwin, Suncoast Chess Club
Port Macquarie PCYC Weekender: July 2-3; Cat 3; Four Points By Sheraton hotel, 2 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, NSW; Les Wells 0403 860100
Adelaide Uni Open: July 9-10; Uni of Adelaide Union Building; Cat 3; $4000 in prizes; Entry Fees: $50/$40 for the Open, $40/30 for the U/1600 event. Live music entertainment, cinema, table tennis and a canteen that serves lunch. Contact Alex Saint;
ANU Open: July 23-24; Category 3 GP; Australian National University, Acton, ACT; $3000 in prizes, first $1000; $70/$50 entries. Contact Shun Ikeda 02 6125 4030 Email; Website.
Nell Van De Graaff Classic Sept 10-11; Cat 3; Somerset College Sports Pavilion (Gold Coast Chess Club).
Hobart Weekender: Sep 10-11, Migrant Resource Centre, 49 Molle St, Hobart. Contact: Kevin Bonham email
Geelong Open: October 1-2. Geelong Chess Club.

Other events:

NSW Teams Challenge: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club; Sunday 24 April, 11am-7.30pm. (Registration by 10.30am); 7 round Swiss; 20 minutes each per game plus 10 seconds per move. Entry $20 per team; Trophies for prizes; Contact Trent Parker on 0419 469 764 or Brian Jones 9838 1529, or visit the NSWCA website
Anzac Day social teams chess tournament: Monday April 25. Nerang Community Church, Cnr Banyula and Arjuna Way, Gaven Qld 4211. Teams of 3; Contact Peter Bender 07 5556 0434
Anzac Day Weekender: 7 round Swiss; 23-25 April; Melbourne Chess Club; $50/$40 less $5 MCC members.
Laurieton May Open: April 30-May 1; Laurieton United Servicemen's Club, Seymour Street; $25/$12; Contact: Endel 6559 9060; Club Secretary Tania 6559 4750.
Peninsula Open: April 30-May 2, Queensland; Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042 Website
Hakoah Cup: Mondays 7.30pm from May 2-July 4; Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW, 9 round Swiss, 60 minutes per game plus 10 seconds per move. Pre-registration is crucial - email Fees: $30 members; $40 Non-Members; $20 Juniors. Website Hobsons Bay/Yarraville Open: May 21-22; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website
Blackwater Chess Club Queens Birthday tournament and workshop (Queensland): All players will be separated into grades. Salvation Army Hall. Email or contact Craig on 49 861 687.

Redclffe Challenge: October 15-16, Queensland; Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042 Website
The Best in the West: November 5-6; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website

International events:

Czech Tour - International Chess Festivals Series -

The 5th BCC Open is coming soon! It will be held May 19-23 at Regent Cha-Am Resort ( approx 200km from Bangkok. All tournament details can be seen in our website You can register by using the online registration form, and a list of already-registered players will be on the website soon.

Open Znojmo International Chess Festival: May 14-22; Znojmo, Czech Republic; part of Czech tour; Details

Queenstown Chess Classic: Jan 15-24, 2006 with Rapid and Lightning events on Jan 25-26. Total prizefund over $NZ35,000. Confirmed entries from GM's Rogers and Chandler. NZ's largest ever chess event anticipated.

The International Chess Festival "M. Sadoveanu" 20th Edition, Jassy 20 - 26.08.2005; ; Manole Vasile: phone nr. 0040740/277850 ; Fax: 0040232/204454. e-mail: . Ungureanu Vlad: phone nr. 0040741/665384 e-mail:

Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
19 Gill Avenue, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
02 4382 4525
0408 824525


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$3,010.00 Total Prize Pool.
$1,000.00 for first Place.

Email for Open to Bob Goodwin
Email about Club to Bill Powell






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