All the news from the latest CAQ Council Meeting including new Arbiter tournament requirements and up and coming events.
NEWS FROM THE CAQ Number 1
The Wendy Terry Memorial was held last weekend in the picturesque grounds of Grace Lutheran College, Rothwell.
IM Brodie McClymont and FM Gene Nakauchi shared 1st place; and tied for 3rd were IM Stephen Solomon, Sravan Renjith, FM Dusan Stojic and Nicholas Paetsch.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Confirmed! The annual Seniors Championship of Queensland always attracts a strong and friendly field and should be another great event.2020 Seniors Champ
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!
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 16||Michelle Lin|
|Under 14||Yuehan Xu|
|Under 12||Anastasia Cooper|
|Under 10||Elaina Qiang|
|Under 8||Elizabeth Williams|
Please see the attached Press Release on the steps necessary for your Club to be able to open and play over-the-board.
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.
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:
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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