Bundaberg Classic – November 2022

Bundaberg Chess Club presents an Open Weekender on the 19th and 20th November 2022

A CAQ approved event – a 6 round Swiss 60 minutes per side plus 10 seconds per move Fischer.

Here are some photos from the recent Bundaberg Open 2022 to whet your appetite! The venue is the St Luke’s School in Bundaberg.

Bundaberg Classic 2022

2022 Darling Downs Open

The Toowoomba Chess Club invites you to participate in the 2022 Darling Downs Open!

Meet up with like minded chess players and compete to win part of a prize pool over $4000!

21 and 22 May 2022  |  Toowoomba, QLD

Date:                         21 and 22 May 2022

Venue:                     Toowoomba Grammar School Junior Hall,

Herries Street, Toowoomba

Time Control:     60 minutes + 20 seconds per move

Ratings:                  ACF & QJ Rated

Full details and online entry at the Toowoomba Chess Club website

2022 BBC Painting Gold Cup Open

The 2022 BBC Painting Gold Cup Open is being held over the long weekend from 29th April to 2nd May 2022

The venue is the Lone Star Tavern, cnr Sunshine Blvd & Markeri St Mermaid Waters 4218

The event is a 7 Round FIDE rated 90 minute plus 30 second from move 1 and is limited to 100 players.

Covid-19 mandates have now been eased. From 1am AEST Thursday 14 April 2022, the requirement to check-in and to be fully vaccinated in a range of venues and events will end. There is now NO requirement to be vaccinated to be able to play in this event.

 

Study on Educational Benefits of Chess

Research Project involving matching Queensland Junior Chess ratings with NAPLAN scores.

Your assistance is requested to assist researchers Professor Luke van der Laan, GM Dr David Smerdon and doctoral candidate Graeme Gardiner with an important research project in the field of chess and education which we believe will have worldwide implications.

For a successful outcome, we need as many people as possible who had a Queensland Junior Chess rating at any stage during the 14-year period from January 2008 to December 2021 to provide consent for either their school or QCAA (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) to provide their NAPLAN literacy and numeracy scores data, date of birth, gender and school attended, for matching with their chess ratings data before de identifying prior to analysis.

Please click this link to complete your consent. It takes less than two minutes.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3NPCGK

Those providing consent will go into a random draw for a beautiful wooden Staunton chess set valued at $470.

Please forward this to any of your friends you believe may have had a Queensland Junior Chess rating at any time during the said period.

Arianne Caoili Memorial 2021

Brilliancy Prize – Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid, Nov 27 2021

Round 2 GM David Smerdon Vs Rhys Rakauskas 1-0

The Brilliancy Prize – $100 has been awarded to GM David Smerdon for his game in Round 2 with Rhys Rakauskas.

Congratulations David on your beautiful creation, ideas and attack!

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bg5 Bg7 7.e5 dxe5 8.dxe5 Nfd7 9.e6 fxe6 10.Nf3 O-O 11.Bc4 Qb6 12.Qe2 Nf6 13.O-O Kh8 14.Rfe1 Nd5 15.Bxd5 exd5 16.Bxe7 Rxf3 17.Qxf3 Qxb2 18.Ba3 Qxa3 19.Re8+ Bf8 20.Rxf8+ Kg7 21.Qf6+ Kh6 22.Rf7 Bg4 23.Qf4+ Kh5 24.Rxh7# 1-0

GM Smerdon has provided a personal account of this game at the following web address for all to enjoy :

https://lichess.org/study/noYhObaq/vyyVHU8K

Posted by Gold Coast Chess Club on Monday, 29 November 2021

2021 Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid_REPORT

Churchie Chess Festival 2021

The Churchie Chess Festival 2021 features 3 events –

  • under 20 Blitz – on Friday the 10th December
  • under 20 Swiss – starts Monday  the 13th December
  • under 20 Rapid – starts Tuesday  the 14th December

Featured this year is the rollout of the Churchie ACE system – Advanced Chess Education

DGT e-boards are used to not only broadcast the games virtually live; but are linked into a players’ game storage area where their games are engine analysed. The player then has real-time feedback on the best lines and moves. Coaches can login and provide timely lessons to their students between tournament rounds!

More info on the Churchie DGT ACE System on the Churchie Chess Festival website

Blitz Flyer

Rapid Flyer

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QLD Womens and Girls Championships

The Queensland Women’s and Girls Championships was held in the Croci Building of Loreto College, Coorparoo over the weekend of the 16th and 17th October 2021.

A 6 round Swiss ACF and QJ rated event with a time control of 60 minutes and 10 seconds per move incremented from move 1.

QLD Women’s Champion for 2021 is WIM Alexandra Jule

equal 2nd were Regina Edwards and Leteisha Simmonds

QLD Girls Championships was shared by Xintong Zhang and Mia Jigando Balan; and Stephanie Yuan was 3rd.

Best Cadet was Xintong Zhang

Best Junior was Mia Jigando Balan

Best Senior u 1200 was Aditi Sharan

Under 18 was Mia Jigando Balan

Under 16 was Xintong Zhang

Under 14 was Stephanie Yuan

Under 12 was tied between Chloe Wang and Sophia Xu

Under 10 was a three way tie between Ojal Khare, and Alex and Alice Yu

Under 8 a four way tie – Bella Liu, Hamsini Dudipalli, Grace Zheng and Taisiia Starykh

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Queensland Juniors Under 14s 16s and 18s Championship

Micah Young, Zerui Xing and Alexavier Ly-Liu – photo Claire Liu

The Under 18 completed with a clear 2021 Queensland Junior (U18) Champion Shafiuddin Aanan with 7/8.
Congratulations also to 2021 Queensland Under 16 Champions: Alexavier Ly-Liu and Kiamehr Baneshi.
And congratulations to Under 14 Champions: Micah Young, Harvey Zhu and Benjamin Leong.

Results and Crosstable

Thanks to major sponsor Midea!

Queensland Juniors Under 10s Championship

The Queensland Juniors Under 10s Championship was played on the 7th July 2021.

Thanks to sponsors Midea and to the fantastic venue SunPAC – The Sunnybank Performing Arts and Cultural Centre.

Under 10 Champion for 2021 is Calen Tang

Ian Li, Charles Fu and Xin Tong Zhang shared 2nd.

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Queensland Juniors Under 8s Championship

The Queensland Juniors Under 8s Championship was played on the 6th July 2021.

Thanks to sponsors Midea and to the fantastic venue SunPAC – The Sunnybank Performing Arts and Cultural Centre.

photos thanks to Peter Xing

The U8s wrapped up with a 3-way tie for first! The title of 2021 U8 Queensland Champion is shared between Zeqi Xing, Stephanie Yuan and Justin Tong. Interestingly, they didn’t get to play each other due to a large field and all of the joint-champions losing early.

Best girl was Xin Tong Zhang

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QLD Juniors – 2021 – info blog

The Queensland Junior Chess Championships 2021


The Junior Championships this year comprise 4 separate tournaments…

  • Under 14’s to 18’s – 8 rounds from July 6th to 9th.
  • Under 8’s – 8 rounds on July 6th;
  • Under 10’s – 8 rounds on July 7th
  • Under 12’s – 8 rounds on July 8th and 9th.

Live games ( 15 minute delay )

Under 14 to 18 Pairings and Results

Under 12 Pairings and Results

Thanks to major sponsors Midea and the fantastic venue Sunnybank Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (SunPac) .

GM Daniel Fernandez keeping a close eye on his future opponents!

Gold Coast Open 2021 Cancelled

The Gold Coast Open 2021 has been cancelled.

CAQ VP and Gardiner Chess Operations Manager Andrew Fitzpatrick released a short statement on Chesschat shortly after the Queensland Government announced the 3 day lockdown. He said ” Given a lockdown is being implemented from 6pm tonight in South-East QLD, we have no option but to cancel this year’s Gold Coast Open. “

Vale Josef Tarnawski

Prominent Queensland chess player Josef (Joe) Tarnawski passed away peacefully in late May 2021 aged 93 years.

Joe was a Queensland Lightning Chess Champion and a respected property developer, who, over 40 years, contributed to the shaping of communities in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Prayer Service for Joe to be held at St Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 41 Chaprowe Road, The Gap on Tuesday June 8 at 12 noon. In a lovely gesture, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in support of Womens and Girls Chess to the Chess Association of Queensland using the reference Vale Joe BSB:084391 ACCOUNT NUMBER:205017068

Everyone from the chess community who knew Joe is invited to attend the Prayer Service if they wish to.

QLD Seniors Champs – 2021

Queensland Seniors Championship
Starts: November 13, 2021
Ends: November 14, 2021
Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bracken Ridge, 30 Eldorado St, Bracken Ridge QLD 4017, Australia
Description:

The Queensland Seniors Championship is turning into a fantastic event with plenty of strong players taking part each year.

Join the group this year for what will be another fantastic event.

2021 Seniors Champ

Wendy Terry Memorial Report

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.

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Marcus Porter Memorial

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

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 queenslandjuniorchamps@caq.org.au

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

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