Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 325, July 6, 2005

In this issue:
Surgery for ACF President
Western Australian State Championships
Philippines friendship chess match
Adelaide University Open
Froehlich leads Australian Masters
Australian Young Masters
Victorian Junior Masters Reserves
Dandenong Autumn Open
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

Denis JessopSurgery for ACF President: ACF President Denis Jessop will be undergo major surgery early next week. He is expected to be in hospital for at least a week. The ACF wishes Denis a quick recovery.

In the meantime, ACF Vice-President Gary Wastell will take over as Acting President from July 11. Gary, who also heads Chess Victoria, will chair the next Council meeting on July 18. His contact details:

Phone (home) 03 9525 9631
Alternatively 03 9787 7974
Mobile 040 9525 963

The Western Australian State Championships kicked off last Sunday, July 3, and will continue every Sunday August 28. You can follow the tournament from the results page at .

The GM Balinas Memorial Chess Club of The Philippines would like to challenge an Australian chess club to an online 4-man friendship chess match. Anyone interested should contact the club director, Charlie Ongayo, or Neil Bacus, the Special Projects Director. The club website is at

The highly-regarded Adelaide University Open is on this weekend, July 9-10, at the Uni of Adelaide Union Building. The Category 3 GP tourney features $4000 in prizes. The event features live music entertainment, cinema, table tennis and a canteen that serves lunch. Contact Alex Saint for details or visit the website at

IM Peter Froehlich leads the 2005 Hallsteen Pty Ltd Australian Masters after 5 rounds.

Progress scores:
4.0 P.Froehlich
3.5 J.Sales, M.Rujevic, G.West
2.5 E.Levi, C.Gorka, W.Lee
2.0 C.Depasquale
1.0 A.Pecori
0.0 B.Jordan

Rujevic    --    Gorka
Australian Masters  (1)   Melbourne
2005.06.29     1-0     B42

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Nc3 d6 8. f4 Nd7 9.Qf3 Qc7 10.Be3 b5 11.Bd4 N Ngf6 12.O-O-O Bb7 13.g4 b4 14.Ne2 Nc5 15.Ng3 Nxd3+ 16.Rxd3 Rc8 17.Rd2 d5 18.e5 Nd7 19.Nh5 Rg8 20.Rf1 a5 21.Kb1 a4 22.Nc1 Ba6 23.Re1 Bc5 24.Qe3 Bxd4 25.Qxd4 Qc4 26.f5 Qxd4 27.Rxd4 Rc4 28.c3 bxc3 29.bxc3 Ke7 30.Rxc4 Bxc4 31.Kc2 g6 32.f6+ Kd8 33.Nf4 h5 34.g5 Kc7 35.Nfd3 Kb6 36.a3 Rc8 37.Kd2 Nc5 38.Nxc5 Kxc5 39.Kc2 d4 40.Re4 dxc3

( 40...Kd5 41.Rxd4+ Kxe5 42.Rd7 Kf5 43.Rxf7 Kxg5 =+ )
41.Kxc3 Bb3 42.Rd4
( 42.Nxb3+ Kd5+ 43.Nc5 Rxc5+ 44.Kd3 Rc3+ 45.Kxc3 Kxe4 46. Kb4 Kxe5 47.Kxa4 Kf4 48.Kb3 e5 49.Kc2 Kf3 50.Kd2 Kf2 51.Kd3 Kf3 52.Kd2 = )
42...Bd5 43.Nd3+ Kb5+ 44.Kb2 Rc4?? 45.Rxc4 Kxc4 46.Nf4 Kd4
( 46...Be4 47.Nxe6 Kd5 48.Nd8 )
47.Nxg6 Be4 48.Nh8 Kxe5 49.Nxf7+ Kd5 50.Ne5!! 1-0

West    --    Jordan
Australian Masters  (1)   2005.06.29     1-0     B35

96MB, Fritz8.ctg 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.O-O O-O 9.h3 Rd8 10.Bb3 b5 11.Ndxb5 Nxe4

12.Bxf7+ Kxf7 13.Qd5+ e6 14.Qxe4 d5 15.Qf4+ Kg8 16.Nd4 Ne5 17.Rad1 Rf8 18.Qh4 Nc4 19.Nc6 Qc7 20.Ne7+ Kf7 21. Nxc8
( 21.Nexd5! )
21...Raxc8 22.Nb5 Qa5 23.Nxa7 Ra8
( 23...Rc7!? )
24.Nc6 Qc7 25.Nd4 Nxb2 26.Rb1 Rxa2 27.Qxh7 Qe5
( 27...Rh8 28.Qxg7+!! Kxg7 29.Nxe6+ )
28.Nf3 Qh5 29.Ng5+ Qxg5 30.Bxg5 Rh8 31.Qxh8 Bxh8 32.Ra1 Ra4 33.Rfb1 Rc4 34.Ra7+ Kg8 35.Ra8+ 1-0

Levy    --    West
Australian Masters  (2)   Melbourne
2005.07.05     1-0     C28h

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 d6 7.Nd5 g5 8. Bg3 Nxd5 9.Bxd5 Ne7 10.Bb3 Ng6 11.c3 Qf6 12.Qd2 Bd7 13.O-O-O O-O-O 14.f3 h5 15.Bf2 h4 16.d4 Bb6 17.Be3 Nf4 18.Ne2 Bb5 19.Nxf4 gxf4 20.Bf2 Rdg8?

21. c4!
Now white wins a piece because of c5
21...Bxc4 22.Bxc4 Rxg2 23.Bf1 Rgg8 24.dxe5 dxe5 25.Bh3+ Kb8 26. Rhg1 a6 27.Rxg8+ Rxg8 28.Kb1 Bxf2 29.Qxf2 Rd8 30.Rxd8+ Qxd8 31.Kc2 Qd6 32. a3 Qc6+ 33.Kb1 Qf6 34.Qc5 c6 35.Ka2 Kc7 36.a4 b6 37.Qf8 a5 38.Kb3 1-0

Gorka    --    Depasquale
Australian Masters   Melbourne
2005.07.05     1-0     C18o

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 c4

9.Bxh7+!? Kxh7 10.Qh5+ Kg8 11.Nf3 f6 12.exf6 Rxf6 13.Ng5 Rg6
( 13...Rh6 14.Qf7+ Kh8 )
14.h4 e5 15.dxe5 Qa5 16.Bd2 Nbc6 17.f4 Bf5 18.g4 Bxc2 19.f5 d4!? 20.cxd4 Qd5 21.Qh7+ Kf8 22.Rf1 Rxg5 23.hxg5 Qxd4 24.Qh8+ Ng8

25.f6!! Qxe5+
( 25...Qxa1+ 26.Kf2 Qd4+ 27.Be3 Qxe5 28.Qxg7+ Ke8 29.f7+ +- )
26.Kf2 gxf6 27.gxf6 Kf7
( 27...Qxf6+ 28.Kg2 )
28.Qg7+ Ke6 29.Rfe1 Nxf6 30.Rxe5+ Nxe5 31.Re1 Be4 32.g5 Nfg4+ 33.Kg3 Rd8 34.Rxe4 Rxd2 35.Rxe5+ Nxe5 36.Qf6+ Kd5 37.Qd8+ 1-0

Froehlich    --    Gorka
Australian Masters  (2)   Melbourne
2005.07.05     1-0     E03

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Nbd7 6.Qxc4 c5 7.Bg2 Nb6 8.Qd3 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.Rd1 cxd4 11.Qxd4 Qxd4 12.Nxd4 Rd8 13.Nc3 Nfd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15.Bd2 Bd7 16.Rac1 Rac8 17.Rxc8 Rxc8 18.e4 Nb6 19.b3 Be8 20.Be3 Rd8 21.e5 Nd5 22.Nf5 exf5 23.Rxd5 Rxd5 24.Bxd5 b6 25.f4 Bd7 26.Kf2 Kf8 27. Ke2 Bb5+ 28.Kd2 Bb4+ 29.Kc2 h5 30.Kb2 Ke7 31.a3 Be1 32.Kc2 Be2 33.Bd2 Bxd2 34.Kxd2 Ba6 35.Kc3 Bc8 36.b4 f6 37.Kd4 Bd7 38.Bf3 g6 39.exf6+ Kxf6 40.Kd5 Ke7 41.Be2 Be8 42.Ba6 Bd7 43.Bb7 Be8 44.Ke5 Bd7 45.Bd5 Be8 46.Bc4 Bd7 47. b5 Be8 48.a4 Bd7 49.Bb3 Bc8 50.Bd5 Bd7 51.Bb3 Bc8 52.Bd5 Bd7 53.h4 Bc8 54. Bc6 a6?? 55.a5!!


Depasquale    --    Jordan
Australian Masters  (2)   Melbourne
2005.07.05     1-0     B15k

1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 g6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Be3 Nf6 6.e5 Ng4 7.Bf4 h5 8.h3 Nh6 9.Qd2 Qa5 10.Be2 Nf5 11.O-O-O h4 12.Kb1 b5 13.a3 Qb6 14.Ng5 a5 15.Na2 Na6 16.Nc1 Bd7 17.g4 hxg3 18.fxg3 f6 19.Nf3 g5 20.exf6 exf6 21.g4 gxf4 22. gxf5 O-O-O 23.Bd3 b4 24.a4 c5 25.Bxa6+ Qxa6 26.dxc5 Bxf5 27.Qxf4 Be4

28. Nd4!? f5
( 28...Bxh1 29.Qg4+ ( 29.Rxh1!? ) 29...Kb8 30.Qxg7 Be4 31.Nb5 Rc8 32.c6!? looks very good for white )
29.Nb5 Rd7 30.Rhg1 Qc6 31.Nb3 Rxh3

32.Rxg7!! Rxg7 33.Nd6+ Kd7
( 33...Kd8 34.Nd4 Qxc5 35.Ne6+ is picturesque )
34.Nxe4 fxe4 35.Qf5+ Qe6 36.Rxd5+ Ke7 37.Re5 +- Rh1+ 38.Ka2 Qxe5 39.Qxe5+ 1-0

Young Masters at play: Thirty of Australia's strongest young players from all states except Tasmania are competing this week in three round robin tournaments: the Australian Young Masters, Junior Masters and Girls Masters. The top seeds in the first of these tournaments are IM Zong-Yuan Zhao, winner of the 2004 Doeberl Cup and FM George Xie, the current NSW Champion. The tournaments are being held in the St Joseph's Church Hall, Rockdale, from Monday to Friday starting at 10am. - Peter Parr Young Masters - Leading scores after 2 rounds: Zong-Yuan Zhao, Tomek Rej 2.0; Wongwichit, Suttor 1.5; Zvedeniouk, O'Chee 1; Raymond Song, Ikeda 0.5; Morris, Xie 0.0 Junior Masters - scores after 2 rounds: Hu, Mendes da Costa, Ken Xie 2.0; Huang, Huddleston 1.5; Illingworth, Angela Song 0.5; Tse, Wang, Stevens 0.0

Australian Girls Masters - scores after 1 round: Kinder 1.0; Oliver, Yu, Guo, Ikeda, Ng, Harris 0.5; Storey 0.

Zhao, Zong-Yuan    --    O'Chee, Kevin
Australian Young Masters  (1)   Sydney
2005.07.04     1-0

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 c5 5.d5 d6 6.e4 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 e5 8. Ne2 Nbd7 9.a4 a5 10.Bg5 Nf8 11.Ng3 h6 12.Be3 Ng6 13.Qd2 Qc7 14.Bd3 Bd7 15. O-O O-O-O 16.Rfb1 Kb8 17.Ra3 Bc8 18.Rab3 Ne7 19.Qb2 Nd7 20.f4 Rhg8 21.Be2 Ng6 22.f5 Ne7 23.Bh5 Rdf8 24.Kh1 Ka7

The beginning of a remarkable combination
25...Nxf6 26.Bxc5+!! dxc5
( 26...Qxc5 27.Rxb7+ Ka6 28.Rxe7 )
27.d6! Qd7
( 27...Qxd6 28.Rxb7+ Ka8 29.Rb8+ Ka7 30.Rxc8 )
28.dxe7 Qxe7 29.Nf5!
Now we see the point of f5-6 earlier
29...Qd7 30.Nd6!! Ka8
( 30...Qxd6 31.Rxb7+ Ka8 32.Rb8+ Ka7 33.Rxc8 )
31.Nxc8 Rxc8 32.Rxb7 Qd6 33.Ra7+!! 1-0

Zhao, Zong-Yuan    --    Ikeda, Junta
Australian Young Masters  (2)   Sydney
2005.07.04     1-0

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Bd3 Nc6 8. Be3 Qc7 9.Rc1 h5 10.h3 b6 11.O-O Ne5 12.f4 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 d6 14.f5 Bxc3 15. Rxc3 Qb7

Why not ...e5 and ..Bb7 here?
16.fxe6 fxe6

17.Nf3! O-O
( 17...Nxe4 18.Ng5!! Nxc3 19.Qg6+ Kd8 20.bxc3 leaves white with a winning attack )
18.Ng5 Qc7 19.e5! dxe5 20.Qg6 Kh8
( 20...Bd7 21.Rxf6!! Rxf6 22.Qh7+ Kf8 23.Qh8+ +- )
21.Qxh5+ Kg8 22.Qg6 Kh8 23.c5!
Preparing Rc3-c4-h4
23...b5 24.c6! a5 25.Bc5 1-0

Victorian Junior Masters Reserves: Jamie Kenmure and Rhys Hopkins scored 6.5/7 in the tournament before 12 year old Rhys beat top seed 18 year old Jamie Kenmure 3-1 in the rapid play-off. Hopkins is the son of strong Victorian player Alex Hopkins while Kenmure was the most improved player of Australia in the latest ratings list. Two players tied for 3rd place with 4/7 (David Toper and Dennish Qian) and 9 year old David Toper won the play off 2.5-1.5.


1.Rhys Hopkins 6.5 2.Jamie Kenmure 6.5 3.David Toper 4 4.Dennish Qian 4 5-6.Matthew Bradshaw and Sean Hyatt 3 points each 7-8.Aaron Rusnak and Huw Roberts 0.5 points each.

Next week at Melbourne Chess Club the Victorian Junior Masters Premier event will start. The following 10 players will play for a place in the Victorian Masters in 2006: Dusan Stojic (ACF 1999 FIDE 2033) Jesse Jager (ACF 1919 FIDE 1947) Svetozar Stojic (ACF 1818 FIDE 1981) Gino Thornton (New Zealand FIDE 2041) Nicholas Dour ( ACF 1712) Artem Nikolayevsky (ACF 1581) James Morris (ACF 1571) Derek Yu (ACF 1487) Eugene Schon (ACF 1444) Alastair Dyer (Tasmania ACF 1052).

The last round of the Dandenong Autumn Open saw two of the four equal leaders victorious: brothers Milenko and Zdravko Lojanica both won their respective games against Miralem Campara and Malcolm Pyke to finish on 6/7. Zhigen Lin had a chance to join them but a last round loss cost him dearly although he still picked up a share of a rating prize. Thai Ly defeated Richard Voon to grab outright third on 5.5 with four players 1/2-point further back on 5.

Winners and prizemoney:
=1st; 6.0 - Milenko Lojanica, Zdravko Lojanica $400.00 each
3rd; 5.5 - Thai Ly $200.00

Rating groups:
U1901: 5.0 - Zhigen Lin, Frank Silas $50.00 each
U1701: 4.5 - Sadedin Redzepagic, Eddie Kocjancic, Mendel Armerman $33.33 each
U1501: 4.0 - Ismet Gungordu, Anteney Nagendirarajah $50.00 each
U1301: 4.0 - Craig Baxter $100.00
U1101: 4.0 - Kuol Deng $100.00

Final Standings:
1-2 Lojanica, Milenko 2003 6
Lojanica, Zdravko 1876 6
3 Ly, Thai 1922 5.5
4-7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1942 5
Pyke, Malcolm 1916 5
Silas, Frank 1872 5
Lin, Zhigen 1852 5
8-15 Rashid, Abdulwahab 2042 4.5
Anderson, Alistair 1867 4.5
Campara, Miralem 1863 4.5
Lushaj, Tahir 1758 4.5
Lycett, Garry 1728 4.5
Redzepagic, Sadedin 1630 4.5
Kocjancic, Eddie 1598 4.5
Armerman, Mendel 1573 4.5
16-21 Voon, Richard 1890 4
Deng, Kuol Unr 4
Senturk, Bahri 1523 4
Gungordu, Ismet 1466 4
Nagendirarajah, Anteney 1439 4
Baxter, Craig 1256 4
22-29 Spiric, Bob 1577 3.5
Potter, Matthew 1569 3.5
Yilmaz, Ahmet 1545 3.5
Burzic, Ramo 1518 3.5
Vitkovic, Nick 1514 3.5
Kudric, Mirko 1460 3.5
Doon, Steven Unr 3.5
Potter, Daniel 1152 3.5
30-37 Parrot, Robert 1581 3
Scherrenberg, Henk 1555 3
Pronk, Syf 1467 3
Tolpigin, George 1440 3
Jonas, Daniel 1412 3
Potter, Michael 1299 3
Lamech, Albert 1264 3
McEachern, Graham 1186 3
38-42 Potter, Christopher 1450 2.5
Keefe, Peter 1300 2.5
Savic, Milivoje 1288 2.5
Drew, Phillip 1115 2.5
Rasmussen, Henning 801 2.5
43-46 Kuok, James Unr 2
Lee, Geoff 1208 2
Seehusen, John 1042 2
Barta, Gerard Unr 2
47 Pispek, Peter 1498 1.5
48-49 Zamora, John 1360 1
Yam, Huny Unr 1
50 Atem, Andrew Unr 0.5

Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships, 28 Dec 2005 to 9 Jan 2006

The Australian Championship, with a history dating back to 1885, is the most important event on the Australian chess calendar. This year it is being combined with the Australian Junior Championships, with the juniors starting at 9am daily, and the adults at 3pm. The organising committee is Ian Murray, John Humphrey and Graeme Gardiner. The venue for the event is the five star Carlton Crest in Brisbane. It will be the first time that the Australian Championships have been held in Brisbane since 1967. The Australian Juniors were last held in Brisbane in 1989.

This is a rare opportunity to bring together the entire adult and junior chess communities of Australia and we aim to make it one of the best chess events held in this country. We appeal strongly to the Brisbane and Queensland chess communities to get right behind the event. Please particularly be aware that neither the Australian Championships nor the Australian Junior Championships is restricted to Úlite players, and both events cater for players of all standards. Part of the fun is to be in the company of the top players, and simply to enjoy the atmosphere of top class chess. But we emphasise that adults and juniors of all standards can participate.

So please plan your Christmas holidays around participating in the Australian Championships. For those who cannot commit themselves to 13 days of chess, the Australian Minor runs from 3 to 9 January.

Junior age groups are under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

Full details are available at This webpage includes an online entry form and the ability to enter and pay securely online. Ian Murray has done most of the work involved in putting up such a comprehensive webpage, with considerable input from Wendy Gardiner and Jonathan Paxman.

World News:

Nisipeanu wins Euro Champs: Nisipeanu beat Beliavsky to win the title. Eljanov beat early leader Karjakin in round 11. This was a very powerful event with players including Ivanchuk, Dreev, Bologan, Aronian, Van Wely, Motylev, Radjabov, Krasenkow, Sakaev and Malakhov. Leading Final Round 13 Standings: Nisipeanu 10.0; Radjabov 9.5; Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Beliavsky, Eljanov, Moiseenko, Asrian 9.0; Milov, Tiviakov, Jakovenko, Rublevsky, Kotronias, Sokolov, Timofeev, Kobalia 8.5. Site : View games 1-7 : View games 8-12

Ponomariov wins Efim Geller Memorial : One of the participants, Bogdanovich, is just 11 years old ... but beat two GMs. Korchnoi was doing well but lost his last three games. Final Round 9 Standings: Ponomariov 7.5; Beim, Drozdovskij 6.5; Podgaets 5.0; Korchnoi 4.0; Legky, Fingerov 3.5; Bogdanovich, Golubev 3.0; Klinova 2.5. Site (Russian) : View games

Euro Senior Champs: Leading final scores, 9 rounds: Tseitlin 7.5; Klovans, Murey, Spassov, Bukal, Rotstein 7.0 Site

Topalov catches Anand in FIDE July ratings: Topalov and Anand are the equal top-rated active players since Kasparov's retirement. Aronian has reached the top 10, and Kramnik has slipped to sixth.

Top 10:
Kasparov 2812
Anand 2788
Topalov 2788
Leko 2763
Ivanchuk 2752
Kramnik 2744
Svidler 2738
Polgar 2735
Bacrot 2729
Aronian 2724.


World Open: Philadelphia. GM Kamil Miton beat Magesh Panchanathan in a blitz playoff to take the title after both finished on 7.5/9. Site

Alex Barrasso and Jeff Siebrandt tied for first in last week's 2005 US blind chess championship. Siebrandt took the title on tie-breaks.

Games An 11-year-old Ukrainian beats two GMs. Wow!

Bogdanovich, S (2128)    --    Legky, N (2455)
Pivdenny Bank Geller Mem  (2)   Odessa UKR
2005.07.01     1-0     A60

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6 6.e4 O-O 7.Bd3 Re8 8. Nge2 a6 9.a4 Bc7 10.O-O d6 11.f3 Nbd7 12.Ng3 Ne5 13.f4 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 c4 15. Qf3 Bg4 16.Qf2 Bd7 17.h3 b5 18.axb5 axb5 19.Rxa8 Qxa8 20.Re1 b4 21.Nd1 Qa5 22.Kh2 h5 23.Qf3!? h4 24.Nh5 Nxd5 25.f5 Nf6? 26.Nxf6+ gxf6 27.Bh6! Qe5+ 28.Bf4

( 28.Kh1 Qg3 )
28...Qc5 29.Bh6 Qe5+ 30.Bf4 Qc5 31.Ne3! Bc6

32.Nd5! Bxd5 33.Bh6!! Kh7 34. Qh5! Qb5 35.Bg5+!
Nice finish!

Bogdanovich, S (2128)    --    Golubev, M (2517)
Pivdenny Bank Geller Mem  (7)   Odessa UKR
2005.07.03     1-0     B71

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 g6 6.f4 Nc6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5 Nd7 9.exd6 exd6 10.Be3 Be7 11.Qd2 Nf6 12.O-O-O O-O 13.Bc4 d5 14.Bb3 Bf5 15.Bd4 Ne4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Rhe1 a5 18.a3 a4 19.Ba2 Rb8

20.Rxe4!! dxe4 21.Qc3!!
with the idea of Bh8 and Qg7 mate
22.fxg5 Qxg5+ 23.Kb1 Rbd8 24.Re1 h5 25.Bf6 Qf4 26.Bxd8 Rxd8 27. Qxc6 Qg4 28.Bc4 Qxg2 29.Qxe4 Rd1+ 30.Ka2 1-0

Grand Prix tournaments:

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;

Fairfield RSL Winter Cup: July 16-17; 14 Anzac Avenue Fairfield Sydney; Cat 3; 7 Round Swiss; 1 hour + 10 seconds a move; Registration 9.15-9.45am Saturday; Entry Fees $50 Adults, $40 Pension/ Students, $35 Juniors. Email. Website

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:

MCC Under 2000 and under 1600: 7 round Swiss events; Mondays 7pm starting 11th July to 22nd August; 90 min + 60 seconds a move; Entry fee: $45 Working, $35 Non-Working, less $5 MCC Members.

Queensland Championship and Reserves: July 16-17; Queensland Contract Bridge Club, 67 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba; First $500 and title, Second $350. Reserves First $300 and title, Second $200. Round 1 10am. Entry fees $80/$70 or $10 off for earlybirds. Entries close 10 July. No entries will be accepted after 10 July. Visit Contact Garvin Gray, 4 Hogan St, Keperra Qld 4054, Tel: 0422 99 30 62, email:

Hakoah Championship: Monday, 25 July - Monday, 19 September; Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026; Open and Under 1700 divisions; 7.30pm start; Pre-registrater by emailing $30 members/$40 Non-Members/$20 Under 18. Contact Vladimir Feldman - DOP - 0414798503. Website:

North Queensland Open Championships: August 6-7; Townsville City Council Chambers, 103 Walker St; Prizes: $500/$350 and rating prizes; Entry Fee $70/$60 or $50/$40 early bird. GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs free; Players must be CAQ members. Non-members must pay 10% annual membership fee with entry. Contact Darren Napier, PO Box 313, Aitkenvale QLD 4814, Ph: 0412606213. Email:

Coal City Open: August 6-7; Newcastle Bridge Club, Young Road, Broadmeadow, 100 Metres from the Railway Station; 6 Round Swiss; $50/$35 - $10.00 discount before July 24. Advance entries to Colin Parsons, 14 Wyndham Way, Eleebana. 2282. For information ring 49469267, 49433862, 49612223. E-mail or

Rooty Hill Open: 7-round Swiss over seven weeks, commencing Monday, August 15, 7.30pm. Entry fees: $25 members, $30 non-members. Prizes: 1st $250, 2nd $150. Division prizes of $100 each for U1900, U1700, U1550, U1400.

Wendy Terry Memorial: (formerly called the Redcliffe Challenge) October 15-16 from 9am; Grace Lutheran College, Buchanan Rd. Rothwell, Qld. 1st $600. Entries $50/$45/$40/$30. $10 late fee. Entries/enquiries Mark Stokes, 20 Melaleuca Drive, Strathpine 4500, Tel: 32056042, email: Website

The Best in the West: November 5-6; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website

International events:

Czech Tour - International Chess Festivals Series -

Queenstown Chess Classic: Jan 15-24, 2006 with Rapid and Lightning events on Jan 25-26. Total prizefund over $NZ35,000. Confirmed entries from GMs 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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In 2001 the ACF introduced a Public Liability Insurance Scheme for Australian chess bodies. The scheme offers competitive rates of insurance for the ACF, ACF-affiliated State and Territory Associations and Clubs affiliated with those Associations. More details here. Clubs wishing to join should contact Chris Zuccala of John Bernard & Associates Pty Ltd tel: (03) 9568 4822; e-mail:

Suncoast Chess Club Inc.

On the Sunshine Coast

Queensland's Leading Club for the past 20 years.

Host to - 26 Open Tournaments and The 1999 Australian Open.
While on the web visit our web page,
We invite all visitors to play in our club night events.

So why not come to The Sunshine coast for your next holiday?
Email Bill Powell




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