AUSTRALIAN CHESS FEDERATION
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Tuesday 10 May (deadline Friday 6 May)
Tuesday 24 May (deadline Friday 20 May)
Tuesday 7 June (deadline Friday 3 June)
2012 Australian Championship
Chess Victoria President IM Leonid Sandler recently announced that the Championship will be held at the Sphinx Entertainment Centre, North Geelong, Vic from 27 December 2011 to 8 January 2012 (eleven rounds with rest days on 1 and 5 January). Pending the release of more information and the establishment of a tournament site see chesschat or ACF for updates.
ACF Notice – Electronic recording of games
The ACF has resolved that due to the increased possibility of cheating, the use of electronic devices other than the FIDE approved Monroi system as electronic scoresheets is strictly forbidden in any ACF or FIDE rated event.
Selections Notice - Commonwealth Championships, South Africa 25 June - 3 July
The selected official entrants are GM David Smerdon and Miranda
Webb-Liddle, both subject to availability. Thomas Feng is the reserve
selection for the male official entrant position in the event that David is
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 31 December 2011)
More information: http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/e2011/e1108sozc/event.htm
2011 Gold Coast Chess Festival
Due to the intended dates clashing with the Australian Championship the Gold Coast Chess Festival scheduled for the end of December has been cancelled.
2011 Canterbury Summer Swiss
This event will also be cancelled for the same reason, and reportedly replaced by a joint Box Hill and Melbourne CC event on the 2012 Australia Day weekend. More details are to be announced.
2011 Sydney International Open
This event is currently in progress, concluding on Sunday 1 May. See link for details and live games.
2011 South Australian Championship
Goran Srdic won the SA Championship with 7.5/9 from Kevin Sheldrick 7 and IM Mark Chapman 6.5. The event was played at the SA Chess Centre, Adelaide from 15 February to April 12. Bill Anderson-Smith comfortably won the Candidates with 9/9 ahead of Michael Courtney, Gavin Haydn and Alex MacAdam 6. See link for details and games.
2011 Queensland Championship
The tournament will be held over nine rounds from 9 to 13 June at the premises of the sponsor, Gardiner Chess Centre. Entries close 6 June. See link for details.
2011 ACTCA AGM
The following officers were elected at the AGM on 21 April.
President: Cam Cunningham
Vice President: Glenn Ingham
Secretary: Nick Beare
Treasurer: Matt Radisich
Junior Coordinator: Charles Bishop
Webmaster: Alana Chibnall
2011 City of Sydney Championship
FM Tomek Rej took out this title (Sydney Chess Centre, Burwood, 2 March to 13 April, 39 players) with 6.5/7 from FM Nik Stawski 5.5 and Francisco Plaza, Christopher Skulte and Evgeny Shchedrynsky 5.
Box Hill Chess Club Championship
This event will be a nine round Swiss tournament open to all BHCC members with a 2011/2012 membership, played on Friday nights at the Box Hill Chess Club, 3 Rochester Road, Canterbury from 29 April. See link for details.
Ratings doctorate opportunity
I e-mail you now re a fully-funded PhD scholarship that I am advertising.
This primarily concerns analysing chess (and other sports) data to re-visit and refine the Elo rating system.
More about the PhD project (ARC Linkage [with scholarship]) follows.
Project summary, Rating and ranking sports players and teams using Minimum Message Length
Rating systems go back at least as far as Harkness (1949) and the better-known Elo (1961) system for rating chess players. More recent attempts have been made to refine these systems in a variety of ways. We refine the systems further using the Bayesian information-theoretic Minimum Message Length (MML) principle from statistics, machine learning, econometrics, inductive inference and ``data mining'' (Wallace and Boulton, Computer J, 1968) (Dowe, Handbook of Philos of Statistics, 2011). This includes dealing with the challenging Neyman-Scott-like situation where, for some players and teams, there are few games per player or few games between different groups of players. Our enhanced modelling will be for a range of games and sports - including advantages such as, e.g., first move (as in chess), home ground and location, surface (as in tennis), etc. We will apply this to rating and ranking individuals and teams. We also refine how quickly ratings can change depending upon the strength of the player.
Pay: 3-year PhD scholarship, Aus$26,667p.a. + scholarship top-up
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree and will be at least semi-literate in at least one of mathematics and information theory, or at least interested in both areas. Some experience in computer programming in at least one programming language is highly desirable.
Some background: Chris Wallace published the first paper on Minimum Message Length (MML) in Wallace & Boulton (1968). Wallace & Dowe (1999a) was once the Computer J (OUP)'s most downloaded article - and currently remains as Chris Wallace's most cited co-authored work by a researcher still active in the area. David Dowe co-authored the first papers on MML Bayesian nets which combine both discrete (multi-valued) and continuous-valued attributes. Dowe has a forthcoming (2011) piece on MML to appear in the forthcoming Handbook of Philosophy of Statistics, Elsevier.
It is a requirement of Monash University (in coastal Melbourne, Australia) that students have at least a minimum proficiency in the English language in at least one of IELTS and/or TOEFL.
See www.MRGS.monash.edu.au for more information.
Prospective students should direct their enquiries to David Dowe.
Assoc. Prof. David Dowe, Ph.D.; School of Comp. Sci & Softw. Eng.;
Clayton School of I.T.; Monash Univ.; Clayton; Vic 3168; Australia
Tel:+61 3 9905-5776 www.csse.monash.edu.au/~dld
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.
2011 World Junior (Chennai, India)
Greetings from All India Chess Federation
The All India Chess Federation on behalf of the FIDE and the Tamilnadu State Chess Association is pleased to invite member Federations of FIDE to the World Junior & Junior Girls Chess Championship - 2011 to be held at Chennai, India from 01st to 16th Aug, 2011
The tournament prospectus and the Invitation from the organizers, the Tamilnadu State Chess Association, is attached for your ready reference.
The Chennai city in which the above Championship is to be organized is considered the Mecca of Indian Chess. The World Champion and World No. 1 Vishwanathan Anand is from Chennai. The First International Master of India Mr.Manuel Aaron, the first Women Grandmaster from India Ms.S.Vijayalakshmi and the first International Chess Arbiter of India Mr.V.Kameswaran are all from Chennai. Chennai has also produced 4 World age group Champions namely former World Under-18 girls champion WGM Aarthie ramaswamy, former World Under-12 Champion N.Srinath, former World Under -16 Champion GM B.Adhiban and current World Under -16 Champion S.P.Sethuraman apart from producing many Asian Gold Medalists.
Chennai has been in the forefront in organizing many International events in Chess. The World candidates match between GM Anand (India) and GM Alexie Dreev (Russia) was held at Chennai in 1991. The Asian zonal Championship (1995) and the Asian Women Chess Championship (2001) were held at Chennai. Apart from this several Grandmaster and International master tournaments were organized here.
India has a rich tradition of organizing many other competitions like the Candidates matches at Sanghi Nagar, Hyderabad, two World Junior Championships in1998 and 2003 at Calicut and Goa respectively. The Asian age group championships, Asian Team Chess Championship and Commonwealth Chess Championship are organized regularly in India
Chennai is one of the metropolitan cities with a Historical background and has International Airport connected with the rest of the World. We hope that you will enjoy your game and stay here.
All India Chess Federation
See link for more information.
Recent GP weekend results
Darling Downs Open April 16-19, Toowoomba, Qld. IM Stephen Solomon won with 6.5/7 from Ralph Jackson 6 and FM gene Nakauchi and George Lester 5.5. (22 players).
Queensland Open April 22-26, Brisbane, Qld. George Lester won with 8/10 from FM Gene Nakauchi 7.5 and Tony Weller 7. (11 players).
Queensland U1600 April 22-26, Brisbane, Qld. Charlie Guo won with 6/7 from Alistair Burrows 5.5 and Alex Miles and Tim Harris 5. (23 players).
2011 Doeberl Cup
GM Andrei Deviatkin (Rus) won the Doeberl Cup Premier section (21-25 April, 68 players) with 7.5/9 from GM Dejan Bojkov (Bul) and top seed GM Sune Berg Hansen (Den) 7. Best of the Australians were GM David Smerdon (ACT) and FM Max Illingworth (NSW) who shared fourth on 6.5/9 with FM Akshat Khamparia (Ind). No norms appear to have been scored except by players who don’t need them.
Arthur Huynh (NSW) and Colin Cloudsdale (SA) tied in the Major (67 players) with 6/7 followed by Thomas Feng (Vic) and Jeffrey Plew (NSW) 5.5. Peter Grinyer (ACT) took out the Minor (72 players) with 6.5/7 followed by Badar Zoud (NSW), Victor Drastik (NSW), Eddie Han (SA) and Stuart Mason (ACT) while the U/1200 (29 players) was won by Ruben Nowak (Vic) on 5.5/6 from Donghoon Shin (ACT) 5 and James Ashton (ACT), Aelfric Gardiner-Garden (ACT) and Danny Han 4.5.
Blair Mandla (NSW) won the lightning (41 players) with 8/9 on tie-break from Jason Hu (NSW).
Grand Prix events
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
May 27-29 Geelong Open , Geelong, Vic link
2011 GP calendar link
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 Women’s and Girls’ Chess Festival (May 21-22)
Venue: Campbell High School, Treloar Cres, Campbell, ACT.
Time limits: 60 minutes/player + 10 seconds/move from move one.
Entry: $30 per player ($40 if not a current ACTCA or ACTJCL member). Third and subsequent entries from one family are free.
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 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:- 03-5221-7950
Club website http://www.geelongchess.com/
2011 Billanook College Chess Championship Cup
Northern Star Chess is conducting the BCCC series
of tournaments again in 2011.
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 link
World Seniors: 14 November 2011, Opatija, Croatia link
Queenstown Chess Classic: 15 January 2012, Queenstown, NZ [incorporates NZ Championship] link
(Date listed is date of commencement)
2011 Thailand Open
A number of Australian players participated in this event (Bangkok, 11-17 April, 141 players) with FM Max Illingworth 6.5/7 making an IM norm – other Australian scores were IM James Morris 5.5, FM Tim Reilly, IM Guy West and Matthew Drummond 5, Ari Dale 4.5, James Attwood, Sean Watharow and Peter Frost 4. GMs Jan Gustaffson (Ger) , Francisco Vellejo Pons (Esp) and Nigel Short (Eng) tied for first on 7.5.
Bulgaria v Chessbase
A Berlin court has rejected a claim by the Bulgarian Chess Federation that Chessbase breached copyright by broadcasting moves of the Anand v Topalov World Championship in May 2010. See link for a report on chessvibes.
2011 Campomanes Memorial (Yangon International)
This tournament is one of a series in honour of former FIDE President Florencio Campomanes. This year’s event is being run by the Myanmar Chess Federation in Yangon from 5 to 12 July. See link for details and entry form.
2011 DAT Malaysian Open Chess Festival (Kuala Lumpur)
This 2011 event is now confirmed at
Mid-Valley. The official Hotel is the Cititel Mid-Valley. Entry Forms will be
available shortly. The timetable is as follows:
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)
Matheson, Laurence (2093) –
Deviatkin, Andrei (2566) [D10]
Doeberl Premier, Canberra (1), 21.04.2011
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 Bg4 7.Qb3 Na5 8.Qa4+ Bd7 9.Qc2 e6 10.Nb5 Bb4+ 11.Kd1 0–0 12.a3 Rc8 13.Bc7 Qe7 14.Qa4 Bxb5 15.Bxb5 Qxc7 16.Qxb4 Qc2+ 17.Ke1 Nc4 18.Bxc4 Rxc4 19.Qxb7 Ne4 20.Ne2 Qd2+ 21.Kf1 Rc2 22.Re1 Rxb2 23.Qa6
23...Qxe1+ 24.Kxe1 Rb1+ 25.Nc1 Rxc1+ 26.Ke2 Rxh1 27.f3 Nf6 28.Qxa7 h6 29.a4 Rc8 30.a5 Rc2+ 31.Kd3 Ra2 32.e4 dxe4+ 33.fxe4 Rd1+ 34.Ke3 Rda1 35.Qb8+ Kh7 36.Qc7 Ra3+ 37.Kf2 R1a2+ 0–1
Cheng, Bobby (2345) –
Smerdon, David (2512) [A56]
Doeberl Premier, Canberra (4), 22.04.2011
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.g3 Nbd7 6.e4 g6 7.Bg2 Bg7 8.Nge2 0–0 9.0–0 a6 10.a4 Ne8 11.Be3 Rb8 12.f4 f5 13.Kh1 Nc7 14.a5 exf4 15.gxf4 fxe4 16.Nxe4 Nf6 17.N4c3 Re8 18.Qd2 b5 19.axb6 Rxb6 20.Ra3 Bg4 21.Ng3 h5 22.h3 h4 23.hxg4 hxg3 24.g5 Ng4 25.Bg1
25...Qd7 26.Qd3 [26.Bf3 Nf2+ 27.Rxf2 Qh3+ 28.Rh2 gxh2 29.Qxh2 Qxf3+; 26.Nd1 Bc3] 26...Kf7 27.Be4 Rh8+ 28.Kg2 Rxb2+ 29.Ne2 Ne3+ 30.Kf3 g2 31.Bxg6+ Kg8 32.Re1 Rh3+ 33.Kf2 Qg4 0–1
Ikeda, Junta (2296) –
Johansen, Darryl (2419) [B90]
Doeberl Premier, Canberra (3), 22.04.2011
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.h3 Nc6 7.Nb3 e6 8.g4 b5 9.Bg2 Bb7 10.a4 b4 11.Ne2 Be7 12.Ng3 Rc8 13.0–0 0–0 14.g5 Nd7 15.f4 g6 16.h4 Na5 17.Kh2 Nxb3 18.cxb3 Nc5 19.f5
19...d5 20.Bf4 Nxe4 21.fxe6 fxe6 22.Bh3 Nc5 23.Rc1 d4 24.Qe1 Bd5 25.Rxc5 Rxc5 26.Bxe6+ Bxe6 27.Qxe6+ Rf7 28.Bd6 Rc2+ 29.Kg1 Qf8 30.Be5 d3 31.Ne4 d2 32.Bf4 Qc8 33.Qxc8+ Rxc8 34.Bxd2 Rxf1+ 35.Kxf1 Rc2 36.Bf4 Rxb2 37.Nd2 Bd6 38.Be3 Be5 0–1
Teichmann, Erik (2371) –
Grigg, Sam (2012) [A00]
Doeberl Premier, Canberra (1), 21.04.2011
1.b4 c5 2.bxc5 e5 3.e4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bxc5 5.Bc4 0–0 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0–0 a6 8.d3 d6 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 Bg4 12.h3 Bh5 13.Bh2 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Nd4 15.Qd1 b5 16.Bd5 Rb8 17.Ne2 Nxd5 18.exd5 Nxe2+ 19.Qxe2 Bd4 20.Rac1 b4 21.h4 Kg7 22.Kh1
22...Qa5 23.Qf3 f5 24.Qh5 Qxd5 25.hxg5 Qe6 26.f4 hxg5 27.fxe5 Be3 28.Qe2 f4 29.exd6 Rh8 30.Rf2 Rxh2+ 31.Kxh2 Rh8+ 32.Kg1 Qh6 0–1
Cheng, Bobby (2350) –
Caoili, Arianne (2213) [A04]
Doeberl Premier, Canberra (6), 21.04.2011
1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 Nf6 3.e4 fxe4 4.dxe4 Nxe4 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.Ng5 g6 7.Nxh7 Rxh7 8.Bxg6+ Rf7
9.g4 e6 10.h4 Qe7 11.g5 Nd5 12.h5 Nc6 13.h6 Ne5 14.Bxf7+ Qxf7 15.h7 Nf3+ 16.Kf1 Bg7 17.h8Q+ Bxh8 18.Rxh8+ Ke7 19.g6 Qf6 20.Rh7+ Kd6 21.Nc3 Qxg6 22.Qxf3 Qxh7 23.Nxd5 exd5 24.Qf6+ Kc5 25.Be3+ Kb4 26.a3+ Ka5 27.Bd2+ Kb5 28.a4+ Kc5 29.b4+ 1–0
Hansen, Sune Berg (2602) –
Morris, James (2227) [B31]
Doeberl Premier, Canberra (2), 21.04.2011
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.0–0 Bg7 6.Re1 e5 7.c3 Ne7 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 exd4 10.Nxd4 0–0 11.Nc3 Rb8 12.Nb3 d5 13.Be3 dxe4 14.Bc5 Qxd1 15.Raxd1 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Re8 17.Rxe4 Be6 18.c4 Red8 19.Rc1 Nc8 20.Na5 Nd6 21.Rd4
21...Nxc4 22.Rdxc4 [22.Nxc4 Rxd4 23.Bxd4 Bxc4; 22.Rxd8+ Rxd8 23.Nxc6 Rd7 24.Nxa7 (24.Bxa7 Na5 25.Nxa5 Rxa7) 24...Nb2 25.a3 Nd3; 22.Nxc6 Rxd4 23.Bxd4 Rb7 24.Nxa7 Nd6 25.a3 Nc4 26.a4 Bd7 27.Ra1 Nd2 28.Be3 Nc4 29.Bc5 Nd2] 22...Rb5 23.Bxa7 Rxa5 24.Bb6 Bxc4 25.Bxa5 Rd5 26.Be1 Bxa2 27.Rxc6 Rd8 28.f3 Be6 29.Rb6 g5 30.Bc3 h6 31.Kf2 Kh7 32.Ke3 Bf5 33.Bd4 Re8+ 34.Kf2 Be6 35.g4 Kg6 36.Kg3 h5 37.gxh5+ ½–½
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