AUSTRALIAN CHESS FEDERATION
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Tuesday 12 July (deadline Friday 8 July)
Tuesday 26 July (deadline Friday 22 July)
Tuesday 9 August (deadline Friday 5 August)
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). See here for the entry form and here for accommodation options including deals at the Mercure in Geelong. Pending the release of more information and the establishment of a tournament site see chesschat or CV or ACF for updates.
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
2012 Australian Championship (Geelong, 27 December 2011 – 8 January 2012)
The entry form is now available, see here for the entry form and here for accommodation options including deals at the Mercure in Geelong. Note that the main body of the accommodation information is on the second page.
chesscrazytalk is a new site which issues approximately weekly podcasts with news and interviews relating to Australian events, see here.
2011 Queensland Championship
IM Stephen Solomon is the 2011 Queensland Champion, scoring 7/9 at the Gardiner Chess Centre from 9 to 13 June. Sam Grigg was second with 6 followed by FM Gene Nakauchi, Brodie McClymont and Yi Liu 5.5.
2011 Victorian Championships and Reserves
This event will be conducted as two 12-player round robins. Entries close 17 July - see link for details.
Noble Park newsletter
Noble Park Chess Club has recently established a newsletter, appearing on a quarterly basis with the most recent 19 June 2011. See link to read all issues to date.
Publication schedule - August
Due to the Editor’s other activities the first August issue (Tuesday 9 August) may appear a day or so early and the second issue which would normally appear on 23 August will be deferred to 30 August.
AusJCL Calendar (National and International)
See http://www.australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com/ or the AusJCL page for calendars, selection details, etc. Note that events are often changed so it is advisable to check frequently for updates.
AusJCL Selections for 2011 World Youth Chess Championships
Siow Weng Nian
2012 Australian Junior Championships
This event will be run at Spensley Street Primary School in the inner Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill between Saturday 14th January and Sunday 22nd January, organised by the Melbourne Chess Club.
See link for information and updates.
Recent GP weekend results
Queen’s Birthday Weekender June 11-13, Adelaide, SA. Farzin Rad won with 6/6 from Alexander Sykes and Mato Jelic 4.5 (21 players).
Gold Coast Weekender (Open) June 25-26, Gold Coast, Qld. IM Stephen Solomon won with 6.5/7 from GM Darryl Johansen, FM Max Illingworth and IM James Morris 5.5 (39 players).
Gold Coast Weekender (U/1600) June 25-26, Gold Coast, Qld. Natasha Bortsova, Axel Stahnke and Matthew Pyper tied on 5.5/6 (38 players).
Grand Prix events
July 9-10 Lidums Checkmate , Adelaide, SA link
July 16-17 Guy West Classic , Melbourne, Vic link
July 30-31 ANU Open , Canberra, ACT link
August 13-14 Hobart Weekender , Hobart, Tas link
2011 GP calendar link
2011 Checkmate Tournaments (SA) (July 9-10)
Checkmate Open Chess Tournament and Under 1600 Checkmate Challenge.
For the Checkmate Challenge players must be under 1600 on the ACF Rating List at 1st December 2010 or on the latest ACF Rating List at 1st July 2011, unrated players can also play. Under 1600 and unrated Players may compete in the Checkmate Open if they wish.
South Australia’s #1 Weekend Chess Event. A Category Four Yulgilbar-Think Big Grand Prix Event. 7- round Swiss Tournaments
Time Controls: 1 hour each + 10 seconds a move from move one, Forfeit time 30 minutes from scheduled start of play.
Arbiters IA Roland Eime, William Anderson-Smith
Entry Fees - Open; Adults $90, Pensioners, Unemployed & Full-time Students $75
Free Entry for Grandmaster & International Master players. Additional incentives may be available
Entry Fees - Under 1600: Adults $75, Pensioners, Unemployed & Full-time Students $65
Online entry available, see Website for details. Concession card required for discount entries Cheques payable to SA Chess Association Inc.
All players must be members of a State or Territory Chess Association
A Late Entry Fee of $10 will apply to all entries received after 11pm Thursday 7th July 2011
Saturday: Opening 9.20am. Round 1 - 9.30am. Round 2 - 12.20pm. Round 3 - 3.15pm. Round 4 - 6.00pm.
Sunday: Round 5 - 9.30am. Round 6 - 12.20pm. Round 7 - 3.15pm. Prize Giving - 6.50pm.
Players may request up to two half point byes before the start of the tournament. Please indicate on the Entry Form
All Players must check in, in person, no later than 20 minutes before their first round, or make special arrangements with the organisers.
2011 Guy West Classic (July 16-17)
A 2011 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian
Chess Grand Prix event - Class 2
2011 ANU Open and ANU Minor (July 30-31)
Part of the ANU Chess Festival.
Venue: Canberra School of Art, Building
105, ANU, Acton, ACT (Please see map at link and click on grid EF-32. Any
orange colour car park adjacent to Building 105 will be free on Saturday and
Prizes: See flyer below.
First prize $1000 guaranteed, total pool $3,000 dependent on entries.
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
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)
The 2011 Commonwealth Championships are currently under way in the City of Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, South Africa. GM David Smerdon, Tristan Stevens, Thomas Feng and Redeer Omer are competing, with Kevin and Rowan Willathgamuwa playing in the B section. See link for the tournament site.
FM Moulthun Ly and FM Junta Ikeda will participate in the World Open in Philadelphia, USA which starts on 28 June. See link for the tournament site, and also results of the Philadelphia International in which both players are currently participating. Note that “World Open” is the name adopted by the organizers and it is not in any sense a world championship.
GMs Magnus Carlsen (Nor) and Sergey Karjakin (Rus) tied on 6.5/9 in this six-player double round robin event held in Medias, Romania from 11 to 21 June. Carlsen won on tie-break. See link for the tournament site.
The Master Game
The Master Game was a set of games made for television and broadcast by the BBC in the 1970s and 1980s. A number of episodes have been posted on youtube, see link for a report and links on chessvibes.
Bobby Fischer Against the World
The film of this title, a documentary by Liz Garbus, will be released in July. See link for a report and trailers on chessbase, link for a review by Chess Monthly and link for the IMDB page with other information and links.
Reward (negotiable!) to whoever first puts me in direct contact with the present owner of a 100-year-old complete chess set, Staunton pattern, exceptionally large, magnificent, and a joy to heft. The set (without board) has an astonishing pedigree/provenance -- keywords: CUMMINS and JACKSON.
The owner (m. or f.) purchased it privately in NW London UK about 2007 and subsequently emigrated to Australia, presumably to a major town. (S)he may not play chess, but will show the set.
Contact: John ROYCROFT (googlable on ROYCROFT CHESS) firstname.lastname@example.org -- The photo, a recent one, shows me with granddaughter.
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
Noble Park CC (Vic)
Gardiner Chess (Qld)
Australian Chess Federation
Oceania Chess Confederation
Victoria (new address)
Australian Capital Territory (new address)
(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)
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