Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Next Wednesday 17th October we will start the Ryde-Eastwood Classic which is a long play competition with a time limit of 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to finish, there will be one game played each Wednesday for the following 7 Wednesday’s and is for those members that didn’t make the finals of our Club Championship Competition, if you would like to compete please let me know before 5pm Tuesday 16thOctober.
The Club Championship Competition starts on Wednesday 24th October.
Monday, 10 September 2018
On Wednesday in our chess room NSWCA will conduct it’s presentation for the recently completed Grade Match Tournament, it will also run a lightning tournament, the time limit will be 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, the entry fee is $2. You are all invited to attend the presentation and play in the lightning competition which starts at 7.30pm.
It should be a great night for our club, we had a team in all 3 divisions and finished with 2 first’s and 1 second. During the presentation there will be no casual games played in the room, during the lightning tournament you can play casual games if you do not enter the lightning tournament.
On the following Wednesday 19th September we start the Bobby Fischer Cup tournament which is a rapid play competition with a time limit of 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, there will be 9 rounds with 3 rounds played each Wednesday. If you wish to play please let me know before 5pm Tuesday 18th September.
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Our Blitz Competition starts on Wednesday 15th August, if you want play in the competition please let me know before 6pm Tuesday 14th August.
The time limit will be 3minutes + 2seconds per move.
There will no competition tomorrow night just casual games.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Note the email from NSWCA regarding the Grade Match Competition which starts on May 21st, if you would like to play please let me know ASAP. I would like to enter a team in each division as we did last year and hopefully come first in all divisions as we did last year, if numbers permit we will entre more than one team in a division.
Dear NSW club contacts,
I am writing to you in relation to the up coming NSWCA Grade Matches. The purpose of this email is to request interested clubs to provide me with their grade match teams.
The NSWCA Grade matches will commence on Monday, 21 May 2018. We intend to run an Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1500 grade, like last year. Each team must consist of four players. A team may include only one player rated above the limit for their division (up to 50 points), and this player must play on board one.
The U 2100 matches will once again all be played at CabraVale Diggers Club on Sundays at 2 PM (commencing 27 May 2018) and the other two grades will be played on a home and away basis on club nights.
The rules for the grade matches are expected to be very similar to those operating last year. See 2017 Grade Match Rules - http://nswca.org.au/
gradematches/rules.html. Each grade will require at least 4 entries to proceed. We do not anticipate teams from clubs very distant from Sydney entering. Double or triple round robins are possible to establish the winners depending on entries.
Please email me once you have finalised the teams you wish to enter, including captain names and overall chief contact for your club for the matches. Please provide me with entries by Monday 7
thMay to give us sufficient time to make the draws.
For any further queries I can be contacted on my mobile on 0412 834 579.
Monday, 23 April 2018
Just a reminder that chess is on this Wednesday even though it is Anzac Day, so if you are in the Club Championship or just playing casual games please turn up.