Marcus Porter Memorial

Starts: November 27, 2020
Ends: November 27, 2020
Location: Marist College Ashgrove, 142 Frasers Rd, Ashgrove QLD 4060, Australia

The Annual Marcus Porter Memorial organised and run by The Gap Chess Club is back for another two nights of entertainment.

Get special prizes for playing the Grob (or reverse Grob!) in your games and enjoy the celebration of Marcus.

This year the event will be held on Friday 27th November and Friday 4th December.

We hope you can make this great event! 🙂

Marcus Porter Memorial 2020 - flyer

Queensland Junior Chess Championships 2020

The Chess Association of Queensland Presents:
2020 Queensland Junior Chess Championships
FIDE, ACF, and QJ rated events.
When: Dec 7th-11th
Where: Anglican Church Grammar
School (Morris Hall) East Brisbane
Registration: 9.00-9.30am Monday Dec 7
Organiser: Hughston Parle
Chief Arbiter: Michael D’Arcy

While this tournament is typically hosted in the June-July school holidays, it had to be moved to December due to the Queensland Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.
Covid-19 regulations mandate a fixed number of participants in the venue as of the 14th October 2020. Unlike previous years, this tournament faces a potential limit on numbers. However, it is hoped that this cap will be lifted prior to the start of the event. Nevertheless, each respective flyer states the maximum number of players that will be accepted. This is subject to change depending on the most recent government regulations two weeks prior to the tournament’s commencement. Participants will be accepted from 12pm the 21st October until the respective cap is met. For any queries/concerns, please contact

U18-U14 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL
U12 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL
U10 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL
U8 Queensland Junior Chess Championship 2020 FINAL
Queensland Junior Blitz Chess Championships 2020 FINAL
COVID-19 Safe Plan

Wendy Terry Memorial

Starts: October 24, 2020
Ends: October 25, 2020
Location: Grace Lutheran College Rothwell Campus, Anzac Ave & Mewes Road, Rothwell QLD 4022, Australia

Another great tournament, the Wendy Terry Memorial has shifted weekends. A limit of 90 players can take part in this event so check out the flyer to see all the registration information and to book your spot!

2020 WT Memorial

Queensland Womens and Girls Championship Report

The Queensland Women’s and Girls Championship ran over the weekend of October 10th and 11th at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bracken Ridge. The tournament was organised by Gail Young of the QWCL, and the arbiters were FA Max Kershaw and NA David Esmonde.

CAQ President Mark C Stokes  presented each of the section winners with a trophy.

Michelle Lin is the new Queensland Women’s Champion – winning the tournament with a full 1.5 points over the rest of the field.

The Queensland Girls Champion title was shared 5 ways – with Anastasia Cooper, Elaina Qiang, Bridgette Watkins, Elizabeth Williams and Yuehan Xu all scoring 4.0 / 6


QLD Women's and Girls - 2020 Age Titles

Under 16Michelle Lin
Under 14Yuehan Xu
Under 12Anastasia Cooper
Under 10Elaina Qiang
Under 8Elizabeth Williams

Status of Coming Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the CAQ has taken the following decisions.

1. Any official meeting of CAQ affiliated clubs are suspended immediately until further notice.

2. All CAQ Inter-school tournaments are cancelled until further notice.

3. The CAQ does not endorse any chess tournament until further notice. Any tournaments or events that have been previously endorsed; such endorsement is now retracted until further notice.

Advice regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

According to advice from the Australian Department of Health, the virus is most likely spread through:

  • Close contact with an infected person
  • Contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
  • Touching objects or surfaces (doorknobs, tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your face

We encourage all players and support personnel to exercise good hygiene:

  • Cleanse your hands frequently using alcohol-based hand sanitiser if hands are not visibly soiled, or soap and water when hands are visibly soiled;
  • If coughing or sneezing, cover nose and mouth with flexed elbow or paper tissue, dispose of tissue immediately after use and cleanse your hands;
  • Refrain from touching your face until you have thoroughly washed your hands.

Feeling Unwell? Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience: fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue, shortness of breath.

If you are experiencing symptoms, please seek medical advice. If you have recently returned from overseas or if you may have been in contact with a person recently returned from overseas, please monitor your health.

Please note that as the situation evolves, advice from Australian Government and the World Health Organisation may change. Keep up to date with the details with the resource links below:

2020 Queensland Reserves and Tin Cup Results

2020 Tin Cup Prizes

1st Ben Peach 5.5/6 $600
=2nd Aiden Brady 5/6 $200
=2nd Ben Atia 5/6 $200
=2nd Oliver McCarthy 5/6 $200

Rating Group A (1100-1400)
=1st Eason Wang 4.5/6 $50
=1st Micah Young 4.5/6 $50

Rating Group B (750-1100)
=1st Jai Turner 4/6 $50
=1st Raphael Atia 4/6 $50

Rating Group C (Under 750)
Lachlan Wang 3.5/6 $100

Rating Group D (unrated)
Nicholas Paetsch 4/6 $100


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Queensland Championships – 2019 Report

Brodie McClymont is the Queensland Champion for 2019!

The 2019 Queensland Championship was a major success with a field of 24
players and an average rating surpassing 2000. The competitive field,
including five international players, one Grandmaster, and four
International Masters, produced a flurry of interesting games and upsets. The most
notable performance of the event undeniably falls to our new Queensland
Champion, International Master Brodie McClymont, who finished on an
impeccable 8.5/9, drawing only to Grandmaster Daniel Fernandez.

All of Brodie’s games can be found at
AuNix LiveChess

Furthermore, it is also extremely important to highlight the outstanding
performances of both Igor Paevskiy and Michael Ostapenko. Despite losing
his first two games, Igor came back to win 5 games in a row, including a
win against International Master Stephen Solomon! A feat only matched by
the new Queensland champion himself. Igor also went on to score 5.5/9,
winning equal fourth as well as the Under 2000 prize, with the fortunate
rating of 1999. Similarly, Michael Ostapenko played very well throughout
the event with wins to a variety of top players. Michael went on to win
best junior by a full point with 5/9. Nonetheless, congratulations are in
order for all our prize recipients including, GM Daniel Fernandez with 2nd,
IM Leonid Sandler with 3rd, and IM Stephen Solomon, FM Dusan Stojic, FM Yi
Liu, and Igor Paevskiy with equal fourth.

A special thanks to our sponsors: BBC Painting, St Joseph’s College Gregory
Terrace, the Brisbane Junior Chess League, gardinerchess, and especially
AuNix, for their significant contributions which we could not do without.
Likewise, a very special thanks to Chief Arbiter Michael D’Arcy; Deputy
Arbiter Max Kershaw; Assistant Arbiter and Broadcaster David Esmonde; and
Commentator/Canteen Operator Alex Wohl, for their tireless efforts which
ensured the best possible event.

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2019 Leo Wilkinson Memorial Results

Prize winners from the BBC Painting sponsored 2019 Leo Wilkinson Memorial:

1st Redcliffe Chess Club’s IM Brodie McClymont 5.5/6 – $1000!

IM Brodie McClymont v IM Stephen Solomon

=2nd GM Moulthun Ly, IM Stephen Solomon and CM Junior Tay from Singapore, $250 each – they all scored 5/6.


photos courtesy Junior Tay

The Rating Group A Winner, Redcliffe Chess Club’s Allan Fossey, also scored 5/6

Anthony Solomon, Stephen’s son, made a welcome return to tournament chess and he won Rating Group B on 4/6

Rating Group C was also won outright by Aanan Shafiuddin with 4/6

Micah Lo, with 3.5/6, took out the $125 prize for Rating Group D

Group E was shared four ways by Nicholas Carter, Calen Tang, Chee Sung Lee and Suvan Nag

Unrated prize of $50 was shared by Kingston Wang and Kona Baldock.

March Open 2019 Results

Brodie McClymont – winner of the March Open 2019

Dusan Stojic – equal second March Open 2019

Tom Maguire – equal second March Open 2019



Position Player Score Tie Break
1 IM McClymont, Brodie QLD 2374 6 18.5
2-3 FM Stojic, Dusan QLD 2333 5 15.5
Maguire, Tom QLD 2228 13.5
4-9 FM Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2295 4.5 17.0
IM Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2383 15.0
Paevskiy, Igor QLD 1824 15.0
Mather, Andrew QLD 1849 13.5
Ford, Daniel QLD 1554 13.5
Stewart, Craig A QLD 1436 13.5
10-15 Dowden, Tony QLD 2189 4 16.5
Renjith, Sravan OS 1976 15.5
Ly-Liu, Alexavier QLD 1391 13.0
Ooi, Jayden QLD 1502 13.0
Stokes, Mark C QLD 1460 12.0
Peach, Ben QLD 1610 11.5
16-24 Lee, Leon QLD 1638 3.5 14.5
Fossey, Allan QLD 1743 14.0
Lovejoy, David QLD 1802 13.5
Atia, Ben QLD 1270 13.0
Aldana, Diego QLD 1191 13.0
Brady, Aiden QLD 1366 12.0
Hamilton, Don QLD 1351 11.0
Ilka, Alexander QLD 1142 11.0
Bender, Peter G QLD 1126 8.0
25-37 Ryan, Liam VIC 1899 3 14.5
Van Der Byl, Orsen QLD 1239 13.0
Salahuddin, Mohammad QLD 1547 12.0
Kodituwakku, Dulin Nethsuka QLD 1008 11.5
Carter, Martin QLD 905 11.5
Dewadasa, Imira QLD 1138 11.5
Cooper, Joshua QLD 721 11.5
Esmonde, David QLD 1141 11.0
Ilka, William QLD 907 10.5
Mercado, Rover-Leigh QLD 1336 10.5
Liu, Henry QLD 944 10.5
Esmaili, Ali QLD 1689 10.0
Watkins, Bridgette QLD 1010 10.0
38-43 Lo, Micah QLD 740 2.5 13.0
Xing, Zerui QLD 905 13.0
Chen, Austin QLD 809 12.5
Atia, Raphael QLD 940 11.0
Young, Micah QLD 702 9.5
Suraweera, Adheesha QLD 853 8.0
44-54 Leong, Benjamin QLD 718 2 13.5
Aanan, Shafiuddin QLD 802 12.5
Wang, Lachlan QLD 12.5
Ballantyne, Martin SA 1135 11.5
Leong, Joel QLD 648 11.0
Barnard, Ross QLD 877 10.5
Kho, Samuel QLD 593 10.5
Allen, Kris QLD 385 10.5
Ly-Liu, Isaac QLD 538 10.5
Relekar, Kanak QLD 889 9.5
Williams, Elizabeth QLD 627 8.5
55 Kho, John QLD 287 1.5 7.0
56-59 Mercado, Eowyn QLD 647 1 10.0
Tinu, Hanna IRE 10.0
Wang, Kingston QLD 9.5
Turner, Jai QLD 717 9.0
60-65 Carney, Luzelle QLD 0.5 0.5
Carney, Jaimie QLD 0.5
Ingram, Tristan 0.5
Ingram, Ethan 0.5
Ingram, Riaan 0.5
Williams, Angus QLD 0.5
66 Joshi, Gagan Deep 1642 0 2.0