AUSTRALIAN CHESS FEDERATION
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Tuesday 12 April (deadline Friday 8 April)
Tuesday 26 April (deadline Friday 22 April)
Tuesday 10 May (deadline Friday 6 May)
ACF Notice – Pairing programs
The ACF has decided that only Swiss Perfect, Swiss Master or Swiss Manager are to be used for pairing purposes for any ACF event including ACF Grand Prix events or any event that is to be FIDE rated.
The Australian Chess Federation does not endorse in any way, or have anything whatsoever to do with, David Cordover's Tornelo system and any statements or implications otherwise are false.
In connection with the above matter, the ACF Council has recently resolved that nothing to do with David Cordover, his chess business or his Tornelo system is to appear in the ACF newsletter until he removes to the satisfaction of the ACF Council all references, inferences or implications that his Tornelo system is in any way related to the Australian Chess Federation or ACF ratings [obviously with the exception of the above notice itself].
Please note that if you wish to write Letters to the Editor debating this decision they must do so in ways that do not breach the resolution.
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)
Sydney International Open
Due to an outdated brochure the prizes listed for the SIO (April 27 to May 1) in the previous issue were incorrect. First prize is in fact $A4,000. See NSWCA tournaments for more information. and Coming Events below for the full list.
New Chess Club – East St Kilda (Vic)
New Chess Club – Penrith (NSW)
Just letting people know about Penrith RSL Chess Club.
It meets 7pm Wednesdays and 10am Saturdays.
Come along for a social game in a friendly atmosphere: Penrith RSL Club, 8 Tindale Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Leif Rosengaard (Secretary)
Ph: 4578 2189 Mobile: 0431 887 891 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Rosser (President) Ph: 0434 044 099
New blog – Tristan Stevens
South Australian chess player
Tristan Stevens, now resident in Santiago, Chile, has started a new blog at
2011 Gold Coast International Chess Festival
The Kings of Chess club has announced that this event will be held again in 2011, running from 26 to 30 December, and as in 2010 will use the 3/1/0 scoring system.
Box Hill CC AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Box Hill Chess Club is scheduled to start at Friday 8 April 2011 at 7.00 pm at Emulation Hall, 3 Rochester Road, Canterbury. All are welcome to attend. The AGM will be followed by a Blitz Tournament.
AusJCL Calendar (National and International)
See http://www.australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com/ or the AusJCL page for calendars. Note that events are often changed so it is advisable to check frequently for updates.
Recent GP weekend results
Tasmanian Championships March 12-14, Launceston, Tas. Tony Dowden won with 5.5/7 from Nigel Frame, Michael Lucht and Kevin Bonham 4.5 (12 players).
Begonia Open March 12-14, Ballarat, Vic. IM James Morris won with 6.5/7 from FM Christopher Wallis and IM Stephen Solomon 6 (129 players).
2011 ACT Championship
This event was held on the weekends of 5/6 and 12/14 March. FM Junta Ikeda convincingly won the event with 8.5/9 ahead of Daniel Abrahams, Wenlin Yin and defending champion Andrey Bliznyuk 6.5. See chessexpress for reports posted during the event.
2011 Tasmanian Championship
Tony Dowden is the 2011 Tasmanian Champion scoring an undefeated 5.5/7 in Launceston on 12 -14 March. See link for discussion and some games on chesschat.
Grand Prix events
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 22-May 25 MCC Anzac Day Weekender , Melbourne, Vic link
April 27-May 1 Sydney International Open , Sydney, NSW link
April 30-May 2 Peninsula Open , Redcliffe, Qld link
April 30-May 1 Gufeld Cup , Perth, WA link
2011 GP calendar link
2011 Billanook College Chess Championship Cup
Northern Star Chess is conducting the BCCC series
of tournaments again in 2011.
Three Queensland events (April - May)
CAQ is holding a series of three long time control tournaments:
2011 Dubbo RSL Open (April 9-10)
(Yulgilbar-Think Big Grand Prix Class 2 Event)
Guaranteed Prize Money! $350 First prize! Divisional and junior prizes subject to entries.
When: Saturday April 9th - Sunday April 10th.
Where: Dubbo RSL Club, Corner of Brisbane and Wingewarra St, Dubbo.
Format: 6 round Swiss.
Timetable: Round 1: Saturday April 9, 10.30am. Round 2: Saturday April 9, 1.30pm. Round 3: Saturday April 9, 4pm.
Round 4: Sunday April 10, 9.30am. Round 5: Sunday April 10, 12pm. Round 6: Sunday April 10, 2.30pm.
Time controls: 60 min + 10 seconds per move.
Rating: The event will be ACF rated.
Arbiter: IA Shaun Press
Pairings: Pairings will be done with Swissperfect
Entry Fees: $45 adult, $35 concession, $25 juniors
All NSW players are required to be either full or associate members of the NSW Chess Association. Membership can be arranged on the day.
For any questions, please contact
Alexander Aich 02 6884 4561 email email@example.com
Trevor Bemrose 02 6884 4096 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come an extra day and visit our famous zoo.
2011 Doeberl Cup (April 21-25)
Registration is open for the 2011 Doeberl Cup at the Hellenic Cup in Canberra:
2011 MCC Anzac Day Weekender (April 22-25)
A FIDE rated event, over the Easter Weekend.
Round 5: Sunday April 24, 2pm. Round 6: Sunday April 24, 7pm.
2011 Sydney International Open (April 27 – May 1)
1. This 9 round individual chess tournament is open to all players.
2. The tournament will be ACF and FIDE rated.
3. The Swiss Manager program will be used for pairings.
4. Time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game.
Plus an additional 30 seconds increment per move starting from move 1.
5. All mobile phones and electronic devices are banned in the tournament hall.
6. Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
7. There is no analysing at the board.
8. All NSW resident players must be full members of (or join) the NSWCA or NSWJCL.
Venue: Parramatta Town Hall, Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 AustraliaFor entry details and more information see
Prizes 1-12th: $A4,000, 2,000, 1,500, 1,000, 750, 600, 500, 400, 300, 300, 250, 250. U/2200 $250, U/2000 $250, U/1800 $250.
Players may win only one prize. Monies will be shared in the event of a tie.
Playing schedule: 9:30-14:30 Wed Apr 27th-Sun May 1; 15:30-20:30 Wed Apr 27th-Sat Apr 30th.
Conditions for titled players:
1. The first 10 Grandmasters to register will be provided with free accommodation (twin share).
2. Tournament entry is free for GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs and players with FIDE Ratings above 2500.
3. All other players are required to budget for their own board, lodgings and entry fees.
4. All players are required to budget for their own transport costs including airfares.
Entry Fees: FIDE 2499-2400 A$100; 2399-2300 A$125 2299-2200 $150 Under 2200 A$175 Unrated A$225
All players must pay their entry fee in advance. Overseas titled players must register on the Tuesday evening.
Closing Date for entries is Tuesday 19 April 2011. Late entries (if accepted) will be charged a late fee of A$100.
Organised by New South Wales Chess Association, GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001
Tel: 61-2-9681-2206 Email: Tournaments@nswca.org.au
2011 Sydney International Challengers (April 27 – May 1)
An U/1900 event in conjunction with SIO. Prizes $3,000 including $600 first prize. See above links for more details.
2011 (46th) Peninsula Open (April 30 – May 2)
A Yulgibar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix Class 1 Event, Chess Asociation of Quensland Grand Prix event
Dates Saturday 30 April. to Monday 2 May. 2011
Venue GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE, Buchanan Rd.ROTHWELL QLD
Prizes 1st.$600 2nd.$300 3rd.$150 :
CLASS/GROUP Prizes 3 x $100 - Minimum 10 players per Group. Groupings to be determined on day.
Plus UNDER 1000 and UNRATED $100 & $50
Arbiter Dr. P.Byrom
Session times April 30 Registration 9.00am - 9.45am Rd 1 - 10.00am. Rd. 2 - 1.00 pm. Rd.3 3.30pm.
MAY 1 Rd. 4 10.00 am. Rd.5 2.00 PM. MAY 2 Rd.6 10.00 AM, Rd 7 2.00 PM, Prize giving asap after Rd.7
Forfeits apply to players who are more than 30 minutes late for each round's actual start time.
Time controls Rd.s 1-2 60 minutes each + 10 secs per move from start. Rds.3-7 90 minutes + 10 secs a move from start
7 round Swiss - computer draw
Entry Fees: SENIORS $50, PENSIONERS/FTS $45, JUNIORS(under 18 at 01/01/11) $40, CADETS(under 12 at 01/01/11) $30
ADD $15 IF NOT A STATE ASSOCIATION MEMBER
$10 surcharge for late (after APRIL 29) entries.
Entries/enquiries Mark Stokes Tel: 32056042 mobile 0431 419136, Norm Braybrooke Tel: 32033732 mobile 0418716374
Online entry: email@example.com
Club website: http://www.crcchess.com/index.html
2011 Geelong Open Chess Championship (May 27 – 29)
A Two & Half-day, 6 round Swiss tournament startng Friday 27th May and finishing Sunday 29th May, 2011.
Venue: Geelong Conference Centre, Adams Court, Eastern Gardens, East Geelong. Vic - set amongst the picturest Eastern Gardens.
Grand Prix Class 3 event.
Rate of Play: 60 minutes/player + 30 seconds/move from move one.
Scoring: 1 point = Win 0.5 point = Draw 0.5 point = Bye
Byes: 1 Bye only available per player, & only available for rounds 1 & 2.
Only players whom have entered & paid by early bird date will be eligible to take up the bye option.
Prizes: $2,000.00 plus ratings group prizes. Prizefund: $2,825.00
1st: $1,000. 2nd: $600. 3rd: $400
Group B 1st: $150 2nd: $75
Group C 1st: $150 2nd: $75
Group D 1st: $150 2nd: $75
Junior 1st: $100 2nd: $50
Playing dates/times: Friday 27th May: Round 1 7.00pm
Saturday 28th May: Round 2 9.30am. Round 3 1.00pm. Round 4 6.30pm. Sunday 29th May: Round 5 10.00am. Round 6 2.30pm
Ratings: ACF & FIDE Rated
Entry fees: FULL $75. H.C.C. $60 (Copy of Health Care Card must be produced with entry). JUNIORS $40 [U/18 ]
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT$10.00. Free Entry for Grand Masters & Internatonal Masters provided entries received by early bird date.
Early Bird Date: Friday 29th April , 2011.
Registraton 1 hour prior to start.
Cash or cheque to Geelong Chess Club Inc. C/-Secretary 4 / 105 GERTRUDE ST., GEELONG WEST. VIC. 3218.
Enquiries: Terry Feduniw, tournament organiser. Phone:- 0425 725 044 E-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
or Owen Courts , Secretary . Phone:- 03-5221
Club website http://www.geelongchess.com/
Please notify forthcoming tournaments to email@example.com
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 August 2011, Melbourne, Australia
World Seniors: 14 November 2011, Opatija, Croatia
(Date listed is date of commencement)
2011 World Senior Championship
Dear Chess friends,
We are very pleased to inform you that the 21st World Senior individual chess Championships will be held in Opatija, Croatia, November 14 – 27, 2011.
The organizers of this event are the Croatian Chess Federation and the Chess Club Rijeka. A year ago we successfully organized the Individual European men’s and women’s chess championships, which were proclaimed by the players and by chess personalities as “the best ever organized championship”. It is our objective to have the forthcoming World Senior Chess Championships at least at the same
We would like to use this opportunity to invite your senior members to take part of the Championships. We are also kindly asking FIDE chess federations to help us in order to have the maximum number of senior chess players to take part at the tournament.
Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance I remain,
Damir Vrhovnik, I.O.
Honorary president of CC Rijeka
Approved by president of FIDE
Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov
French cheating case
A Disciplinary Committee of the French Chess Federation has suspended GMs Sebastien Feller and Arnaud Hauchard and IM Cyril Marzolo after finding them “guilty of a violation of sporting ethics”. The charges related to alleged cheating at the Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia in September 2010, where GM Feller won the prize for best score on Board 5. The decision is still subject to appeal.
See link for a report, including an explanation of the mechanism allegedly used, on chessvibes.
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/clubs and junior blogs
Searching for Magnus Carlsen (blog, includes AusJCL info)
Burnie Chess Club (blog)
Brown,Andrew (2358) –
Ikeda,Junta (2344) [E15]
2011 ACT Championship (4), 06.03.2011
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 Bb4+ 7.Nbd2 Be4 8.Qd1 0–0 9.0–0 Bxd2 10.Qxd2 d6 11.b3 Nbd7 12.Bb2 Qe7 13.Qf4 Rfe8 14.Rac1 a5 15.a3 Nf8 16.h4 Ng6 17.Qg5 h6 18.Qe3 Bb7 19.Nd2 Bxg2 20.Kxg2 Qd7 21.Qc3 Rad8 22.e4 e5 23.f3 Nh5 24.Rh1 f5 25.d5 Rf8 26.Rce1 Rf7 27.exf5 Qxf5 28.Re3
28...Rdf8 29.g4 Ngf4+ 30.Kf2 Qg6 31.Ne4 Nf6 32.Nxf6+ Rxf6 33.h5 Qf7 34.Rh2 e4 35.Rxe4 Nxd5 36.Qd4 Rxf3+ 37.Ke2 Nf6 38.Kxf3 Nxe4+ 39.Ke2 Qf1+ 0–1
Lo,Willis (1602) –
Bishop,Joshua (1700) [B33]
2011 ACT Championship (8), 13.03.2011
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 Bg5 12.h4 Be7 13.Nc2 0–0 14.a4 bxa4 15.Nce3 a5 16.Bb5 Bd7 17.Qxa4 Nb8 18.Bxd7 Nxd7 19.Nf5 Bf6 20.Nxf6+ Nxf6 21.Qc6 Qb8 22.Rb1 Rd8 23.0–0 g6 24.Ne3 Qb3 25.Nd5 Nxd5 26.Qxd5 Qxd5 27.exd5
27...Rdc8 28.Rfc1 Rc4 29.g3 Rac8 30.Ra1 a4 31.Ra3 Rb8 32.Rc2 Kf8 33.Kf1 Rb5 34.Rd2 Ke7 35.Ke1 Kd7 36.Kd1 Kc7 37.Kc2 Kb6 38.f3 f5 39.b3 axb3+ 40.Rxb3 Rxb3 41.Kxb3 Kc5 42.Ra2 Kxd5 43.Ra7 e4 44.fxe4+ fxe4 45.Rxh7 e3 46.Ra7 e2 47.Ra1 Re4 48.Re1 Re3 49.Kc2 Ke4 50.g4 Kf3 51.Kd2 Kf2 52.h5 gxh5 53.gxh5 Re5 54.c4 Re4 55.h6 Rd4+ 56.Kc3 Kxe1 57.Kxd4 Kf1 58.Kd5 e1Q 59.Kxd6 Qh4 60.h7 Qxh7 61.c5 Qb7 0–1
Yin,Wenlin (1746) –
Bliznyuk,Andrey (2070) [B25]
2011 ACT Championship (7), 13.03.2011
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 e6 6.f4 Nge7 7.Nf3 d6 8.0–0 0–0 9.Be3 Nd4 10.e5 Nef5 11.Bf2 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nxf3+ 13.Qxf3 Bxe5 14.Bxc5 Bd4+ 15.Bxd4 Qxd4+ 16.Rf2 Bd7 17.Qe4 Qb6 18.Qxb7 Qxb7 19.Bxb7 Rab8 20.Bf3 Rxb2 21.Ne4 Ba4 22.c3 Rfb8 23.Rxb2 Rxb2 24.Nc5 Bc2 25.a3 Bb1 26.Na4 Rb8 27.Kf2 Bxd3 28.g4 Nh4 29.Bh1 g5 30.Rd1 Bc2 31.Rd4 Rc8 32.Be4 e5 33.Rb4 a5 34.Bxc2 axb4 35.axb4 Rb8
36.Bd3 Ng6 37.b5 Nf4 38.Bf1 Ra8 39.Nc5 Nd5 40.c4 Nb6 41.Na6 Kf8 42.c5 Nd7 43.Bg2 Rc8 44.c6 Nb6 45.c7 Ke7 46.Bb7 Rh8 47.Ke3 Kd6 48.Ke4 f6 49.Kf5 Rf8 50.h3 Nc8 51.Ke4 Kd7 52.Kd5 f5 53.Bc6+ Ke7 54.Kxe5 f4 55.Nb4 Nb6 56.Nd5+ Nxd5 57.Kxd5 f3 58.b6 f2 59.Bb5 Ra8 60.b7 Ra5 61.b8Q f1Q 62.Qe8+ Kf6 63.Qf8+ Kg6 64.Qxf1 1–0
Dowden,Tony (2064) –
Carter,Mason (1404) [A37]
2011 Tasmanian Ch (4), 13.03.2011
1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.0–0 e5 7.d3 Nge7 8.a3 0–0 9.Rb1 a5 10.Ne1 Ra6 11.Nc2 b6 12.b4 axb4 13.axb4 Ra7 14.e3 Be6 15.b5 Nb8 16.e4 f5 17.Bg5 h6 18.Bxe7 Qxe7 19.Ne3 Nd7 20.Ned5 Bxd5 21.Nxd5 Qd8 22.Ra1 Rxa1 23.Qxa1 Nf6 24.exf5 gxf5 25.Qa7 Nxd5 26.Bxd5+ Kh8 27.Re1 Re8 28.Re2 Re7 29.Qa6 Kh7 30.h4 Bf8 31.Ra2 Rg7 32.Bg2 h5 33.Qa8 Be7 [33...Qxa8 34.Rxa8 Be7 35.Rb8] 34.Qf3 Kg6 35.Ra8 Qd7
36.Rh8 Rh7 37.Rxh7 Kxh7 38.Qxh5+ Kg7 39.Bh3 Kf6 40.Qh6+ Kf7 41.Qh7+ Kf6 42.h5 Qe6 43.Qg6# 1–0
Dale,Ari (1874) –
Sandler,Leonid (2289) [A70]
Begonia Open, Ballarat (1), 12.03.2011
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.h3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.Nf3 0–0 9.Bd3 Nh5 10.0–0 Nd7 11.Bg5 Bf6 12.Be3 a6 13.a4 Re8 14.Qc2 Ne5 15.Be2 Nxf3+ 16.Bxf3 Ng7 17.Be2 Bd7 18.a5 Rc8 19.Qb1 Qe7 20.Bf3 Be5 21.Qc1 f5 22.exf5 Nxf5 23.Re1 Qg7 24.Qd2 Re7 25.Bg5 Rf7 26.Bg4 Nd4 27.Bxd7 Rxd7 28.Ra4 Qf7 29.Ne2 Qxd5 30.Nxd4 cxd4 31.Rd1 Rdc7 32.Be3 Rc2 33.Qd3 Rxb2 34.Bxd4 Bxd4 35.Rxd4 Qf7 36.Rd2 Rb3 37.Qe2 Re8 38.Re4 Rb1+ 39.Kh2 Rxe4 40.Qxe4 Rb5 41.Rxd6 Rf5 42.Rd8+ Kg7 43.Qd4+
43...Kh6 [43...Qf6] 44.Qd2+ g5 45.Rd6+ Rf6 46.h4 Kg7 47.Qxg5+ Rg6 48.Qe5+ Kh6 49.Qe3+ Kg7 50.Qd4+ Kh6 51.Qd2+ Kh5 52.Rd5+ Kxh4 53.g3+ 1–0
Flude,David (1670) –
Morris,James (2248) [B75]
Begonia Open, Ballarat (2), 12.03.2011
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 d6 7.Bc4 Bd7 8.f3 Nf6 9.g4 Qb6 10.Nf5 Qxb2 11.Nxg7+ Kf8 12.Kd2 Ne5 13.Bb3 Rc8 14.Bd4 Bxg4 15.fxg4 [15.Nb5 Nxf3+ 16.Qxf3 Bxf3 17.Bxb2 Bxh1 18.Rxh1 Kxg7 19.Nxa7] 15...Nxe4+ 16.Ke3 Nxc3 17.Qf1
17...Nd5+ 18.Bxd5 Rc3+ [The computer prefers 18...Nxg4+ 19.Ke4 Nf6+ 20.Bxf6 exf6 21.c4 Kxg7] 19.Kf4 [19.Bxc3 Qxc3+ 20.Ke2 (20.Kf4 Kxg7 21.Qe2 (21.Bg2 g5+ mates) 21...e6 22.Bf3 Nxf3 23.Qxf3 Qe5#) 20...Qxc2+ wins material; but White may be able to play 19.Kf2 and if 19...Rxc2+ 20.Kg3 Rc3+ 21.Kh4] 19...Qb4 20.Rd1 Kxg7 21.Rd3 f6 22.Be4 Nxd3+ 23.Bxd3 Qxd4+ 24.Kg3 h5 25.h3 Qe5+ 26.Kg2 hxg4 27.hxg4 Rhc8 28.Qf2 Qd5+ 29.Kg1 Rxd3 0–1
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