AUSTRALIAN CHESS FEDERATION
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Tuesday 8 March (deadline Friday 4 March)
Tuesday 22 March (deadline Friday 18 March)
Tuesday 12 April (deadline Friday 8 April)
2011 Asian Cities Championship
FM Brian Jones is organizing a Sydney team for this event in Jakarta, Indonesia on 24-29 April. See link for the tournament site or link for the flyer. Team lists are due by 1 March so anyone interested should contact Brian urgently.
Selections Notice – 2011 Asian Continental Championships, Mashad, Iran, May 1-10
This is a call for expressions of interest from players potentially interested in representing Australia at the Asian Continental Championships scheduled to be held in Mashad, Iran, May 1-10.
Australia is entitled to one official representative in the Open division and one official representative in the Women's division who will receive free board and lodging. Players shall bear their own travel expenses. For entry form and regulations see http://www.asia-chess.com/main/2011/asianchregs2011.pdf.
Any Australian player wishing to apply for selection as Australia's nominated representative should email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) expressing interest. The deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday 27 February. Owing to the limited time frame we would appreciate expressions of interest only from players who seriously intend to compete if selected.
Players who have not applied to represent Australia in an adult event before must supply the following details:
5.4.1 Full Name
5.4.3 Email address
5.4.4 Fax (if applicable)
5.4.5 Phone number
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
Players who have applied before do not need to supply these details but must ensure that they advise of any recent change of details, especially of address, email address and phone number.
In the event that selections are deemed necessary they will be conducted by the quick selection method of average of ACF and FIDE rating. March 2011 ratings will be used for both systems subject to their timely release.
Please contact the organisers using the details given in the PDF linked to above for any questions concerning the event.
Note re eligibility: players who have already qualified for the next World Cup or Womens World Championship are not eligible to officially represent Australia at this event. On my reading this currently affects only GM Zhao, and will affect the winner of the playoff match between IM Berezina and WFM (WIM-elect) Guo once that match has been completed.
Other fine print: The ACF reserves the right to extend the call for expressions of interest for either or both sections, whether or not expressions of interest have been received. Applicants are required to retain a copy of their email expressing an interest in selection. If an email has not been acknowledged within seven days please call 0421 428 775.
Kevin Bonham, Australian Chess Federation (ACF) Selections Director
2011 Oceania Seniors’ Championship
Playing dates: From Friday 5 to Monday 8 August 2011
Entry Fees: $60. Free entry for Grandmasters and International Masters.
Age limit: 60 for men, 50 for women (as at 1 January 2011)
AusJCL Calendar (National and International)
GM Ian Rogers has sent the calendar below to junior organisers. Events are often changed so it is advisable to check frequently for updates, as well as more detailed information, at http://www.australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com/ or the AusJCL page.
3-9 April Kuala Lumpur Open, Malaysia
11-17 April Thailand Open
30 April – 8 May World Schools Individual Championship Krakow, Poland
14-22 May Asian Youth Championships (U\8 to U\18) Subic Bay, the Philippines http://www.fide.com/images/stories/NEWS_2011/tournament_news/Asian_Youth_CC_2011/Asian_Youth_2011_Invitation.pdf
1-11 June Asian Junior Championships (U\20) Colombo, Sri Lanka
12-21 June ASEAN+ Age Group Ch. (U/8 – U/20) Tarakan, Indonesia http://www.fide.com/images/stories/FIDE_Calendar_2011/Asian_events/ASEAN_Age_Group_Championships_2011_reg.pdf
24 June – 4 July Commonwealth Championships (Open and Junior) Johannesburg, South Africa http://www.chessa.co.za/tournament_websites/CWCC2011/index.html
1-16 August World Junior Championships (U\20) Chennai, India
12-23 August FISU University Olympiad, Shenzen, China
23 October - 1 November World U/16 Olympiad Sanliurfa, Turkey
12 Nov – 22 November World Youth Championships (U\8 – U\18), Caldas Novas, Goias, Brazil
21-25 April Doeberl Cup Canberra
27 April- 1 May Sydney International Open
28-29 May Adelaide Education Expo
20 June ACT U/12 Championships
27 June – 1 July Queensland Junior Championships, Gold Coast
Victorian U/10 and U/12 Championships
Johns-Putra JETS Camp, Melbourne
Victorian U/14, U/16 and U/18 Championships
10-15 July NSW Junior Championships
14-15 July SA Junior Championship U/12 – U/18
28-30 September ACT Junior (U/18) Championships
29-30 September NSW Girls Championship (U/18)
5-7 October City of Sydney Junior Championships (U/18, U/15, U/12)
6-7 October Adelaide Junior Championships U/12 – U/18
30-31 October ACT U/14 Championships
14-22 January 2012 Australian Junior Championships
See link for information on deadlines and procedures for selection. Again note that timelines change occasionally so you should check relevant junior sites (links above) regularly.
number of people have been aware, for about the last 24 months the ACF Rating
Officers have been testing various systemic changes to further improve
Posted by Bill Gletsos on chesschat, see link (start at post #39) for further discussion.
2011 Victorian Teams Championship
Carl Gorka will be running this event later this year, see link for more information.
2011 ACT Championship
This event will be held at Campbell High School as a nine–round Swiss on 5/6 and 12/13/14 March. Players must register in advance, see link for more information.
Doeberl Cup T-shirt Slogan Competition
Entries for the competition close on 28 February, see link for more information on this or other aspects of the event.
In the chess itself, entries currently stand at around sixty over the four sections, including five GMs and twelve other titled players.
Box Hill CC newsletter
Box Hill and Canterbury Chess News is distributed by email link to subscribers. To become a subscriber follow link and submit the form (or see link in web list below). The news sheet is free.
Australasian Chess Crisis?
WIM Arianne Caoili and IM Alex Wohl have made some comments under that heading on IM Wohl’s blog, see link
Recent GP weekend results
Newcastle Open February 12-13, Newcastle, NSW. FM Max Illingworth won with 5.5 from Blair Mandla, James Watson and Ben Harris 5 (51 players).
Kingsley Open February 19-20, Perth, WA. Yita Choong won with 5/6 from Gordon Dunlop 4.5 and David Ellis, Thomas Donaldson, Nedeljko Tomic and Aston Tamisjah 4 (20 players).
Daniel Lapitan won the Tin Cup on tie-break from Louay Al Zaher, Amin Fazel and Matthew Pyper (Gardiner Chess Centre, Mudgeeraba, 12 -13 February, limited to U/1750, 57 players).
Grand Prix events
February 26-27 Powell Suncoast Open , Coolum, Qld link
March 12-14 Begonia Open , Ballarat, Vic link
March 12-14 Tasmanian Championships , Launceston, Tas link
April 9-10 Dubbo RSL Open , Dubbo, NSW link
April 16-19 Darling Downs Open , Toowoomba, Qld link
April 21-25 Doeberl Cup , Canberra, ACT link
April 22-26 Queensland Open , Brisbane, Qld link
April 27-May 1 Sydney International Open , Sydney, NSW link
2011 GP calendar link
Logan City Novice Chess Tournament (February 25)
2011 Powell Suncoast Open (February 26-27)
2011 Yulgibar-Think Big Australian Grand Prix event (Class 1)
Venue: Coolum-Peregian R.S.L, 1906 David Low Way, Coolum QLD 4573.
Entry Cost: Various see entry form.
Prizes: $600 for 1st - the rest variable - the more entries & sponsors the more prize money
Time Controls: 60 min plus increment of 10 secs per move from move one
Organiser: Suncoast Chess Club Inc.
Contact: Jeff Dyer
We will also run a Blitz/Lightning tournament on the Saturday Night.
Full details are on our website with entry form on the Tournaments page.
Link to entry form: http://suncoastchess.webs.com/2011%20Powell%20Suncoast%20Open%20Entry%20Form.pdf
2011 Tasmanian Chess Championships (March 12-14)
Class 1 2011 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix event
Hosted by the Launceston Chess Club
VENUE: Adult Education Centre, 8 High Street, Launceston
FORMAT: 7 round Swiss 90 mins + 15 secs/move
ROUNDS START: Saturday 12th March: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:45pm.
Sunday 13th March: 9:30 am, 1:45 pm, 6:00 pm Monday 14th March: 9:00 am
ENTRY FEES: $60 waged, $55 conc, $35 U18, $30 U12. $10 discount if payment is received before midnight, Thursday 10th March.
Entries on day close at 10:00am sharp and are subject to room and equipment.
PRIZES: 1st c. 40%, 2nd c. 20%, 3rd, U1700, U1400 c. 10% of prize pool.
U18 prize $70, U12 prize $50 (subject to at least three entries per division). Prize pool is entry fees less running costs and levies.
ARBITERS: To be appointed.
ENQUIRIES: Michael Lucht, email@example.com (preferred). Ph: (03) 6326 3843
NOTES: FIDE Laws 2009 apply – mobile phones making any noise will incur automatic forfeit. Entrants agree to abide by all decisions of the organisers and arbiters. The organisers reserve the right to make any changes required.
2011 Ballarat Begonia Open (March 12-14)
The Ballarat Chess Club will host the 45th Begonia Open next Labour Day long weekend (Saturday 12 March 2011 - Monday 14 March 2011).
All kinds of details can now be found on our website at the following link:
Additional details, as well as entry forms will be made available in the coming weeks.
Hope to see you all in SUNNY Ballarat!
2011 Doeberl Cup (April 21-25)
Registration is open for the 2011 Doeberl Cup at the Hellenic Cup in Canberra:
Please notify forthcoming tournaments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Championship and major events
Asian Cities Teams Championship: 21 April 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia link
Asian Continental Championship: 1 May 2011, Mashad, Iran link
Oceania Seniors: 5 Aug 2011, Melbourne, Australia
(Date listed is date of commencement)
Oceania Chess Confederation meeting
A meeting of OCC was conducted in Rotorua, New Zealand during the Zonal in January.
The meeting agreed or confirmed the venues of a number of events including the 2013 Zonal in Fiji, the Oceania Seniors in Melbourne in 2011 and in New Zealand in 2012, and the Oceania Juniors’ Championship in Sydney in 2012 and in New Zealand in 2013.
See link for the OCC site.
2011 Aeroflot Open
GM Le Quang Liem (Vie) won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow (7 to 18 February) with 6.5/9 on tie-break from GMs Nikita Vitiugov and Evgeny Tomashevsky (both Rus). The prize includes qualification for Dortmund in July. GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) won the blitz tournament which was a qualifier for the World Blitz. See link for the tournament site.
Mainz Chess Classic discontinued
Organisers have announced that the annual Mainz (Germany) tournament, which included rapid and Chess960 (aka Fischer or shuffle) chess events, will no longer be held, including the 2011 edition. See link for a report and history on Chessbase.
World simul record broken (again)
GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran played 604 players in Tehran on 8 and 9 February, smashing the 523 record set last year, with a score of +580 =16 -8 or 97.4%. See link for a report on Chessbase.
Following is a list of useful sites, please notify additions or updates to the usual address.
The Closet Grandmaster (Amiel Rosario)
chessexpress (Shaun Press)
Coffee House Chess (Carl Gorka)
Gawain Jones [well almost Australian]
Mailing lists / Newsletters
Gardiner Chess (Qld)
Australian Chess Federation
Australian Capital Territory (inactive)
(Also see state sites for information on clubs without their own web sites.)
Junior Chess Leagues and junior blogs
Searching for Magnus Carlsen (blog, includes AusJCL info)
Burnie Chess Club (blog)
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