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.
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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
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
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.
Prize winners from the BBC Painting sponsored 2019 Leo Wilkinson Memorial:
1st Redcliffe Chess Club’s IM Brodie McClymont 5.5/6 – $1000!
=2nd GM Moulthun Ly, IM Stephen Solomon and CM Junior Tay from Singapore, $250 each – they all scored 5/6.
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.
|1||IM McClymont, Brodie||QLD||2374||6||18.5|
|2-3||FM Stojic, Dusan||QLD||2333||5||15.5|
|4-9||FM Nakauchi, Gene||QLD||2295||4.5||17.0|
|IM Solomon, Stephen J||QLD||2383||15.0|
|Stewart, Craig A||QLD||1436||13.5|
|Stokes, Mark C||QLD||1460||12.0|
|Bender, Peter G||QLD||1126||8.0|
|Van Der Byl, Orsen||QLD||1239||13.0|
|Kodituwakku, Dulin Nethsuka||QLD||1008||11.5|
|66||Joshi, Gagan Deep||1642||0||2.0|
Toowoomba Chess Club is holding a relaunch on Friday 16 November.
More details on the Toowoomba Chess Club website.
Australian Schools Team Finals
The Australian Schools Teams Championship will be held at Prince Alfred College over the weekend of 1 and 2 December.
This is for qualifying teams only.
Queensland Teams Championships
The Queensland Teams Championship is back once again for what promises to be an exciting day of chess!
Teams of 6 are required and can be made up of any 6 players – though all must be CAQ members.
This year the event will be at Hinterland Hotel, which is a very popular venue due to the multiple food outlets around (and on site).
Full details can be found on the flyer.
2017 Australian Open and Australian Minor Championships
The Australian Open Championships is held every 2 years and along with the Australian Championships moves around Australia. The last time Queensland held this prestigious event was back in 2006.
Featuring both the open competition and an Under 1600 division, we hope to see a large turnout for this fantastic event!
Please see the main website http://www.caq.org.au/aus-open for full details.
A reminder that to play in this event, QLD players will need to be a CAQ Member. To become a member, please sign up at CAQ Membership