Thursday, 24 November 2016

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club Annual Dinner and Presentation

Dear Members,

You and your partner are invited to our annual presentation followed by dinner in the Golden Hawk Restaurant.
The presentation will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th December in our chess room.
If you would like to come to dinner the cost would be:-
Member - $15
Partner - $35
If the member is a child and orders from the kid’s menu there will be no charge
If your partner is a child and orders form the kid’s menu the cost will be $10
Each member is allowed one partner.
The menu is (here), if you can organise a group of 4 or more and are seated together you can order the banquet, otherwise you must order from the set course menu.
Please let me know ASAP if you wish to come to dinner and pay Mohan Pagadala be for 7.30pm Wednesday 7th.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Outstanding Service: Rob Watson!!! and Annual Presentation and Dinner

The Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club annual presentation and Christmas dinner will be held on Wednesday 7th December. Invitations will be sent out  shortly. Keep the date free on your calendar.

More importantly, last Tuesday the Leagues Club held a dinner for the committee members of the
various sub clubs and one of our committee members Rob Watson received an
award for outstanding service to our chess club! Congrats!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Classic

Dear Members,
Our R-E Classic competition starts on Wednesday, it’s a long play competition with one game each Wednesday for the next 7 Wednesdays. If you wish to compete please let me know before 6.00pm on Tuesday.
Also the finals of the Club Championship starts Wednesday.


Les Mikolajczyk

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

2016 Chess Olympiad

From the ACF newsletter:

The Olympiad opens tomorrow 1 September and play commences 2nd September.

GM David Smerdon offers a user friendly guide at in two parts (19 & 21 August) on why the women play separately, how many players in a team, how pairings are made, who the big teams are, what the schedule is, who is likely to win gold, drug testing, anticheating, and how Australia shapes up in the face of all this.
You can watch the official site here or listen to commentators on servers like chess.comchess24 or ICC.
The August Olympiad edition of Australian chess magazine 50 Moves offers an Australian perspective with a historical survey of 21 great Olympiad moments by GM Ian Rogers.
The country lists with individual team composition are published on the official website.
A useful statistical resource for chess team events is Olimpbase.
Australia’s own WIM Biljana Dekić is playing in her 12th Olympiad. And GM Eugenio Torre is playing in his 23rd for the Philippines.
courtesy of ACF Newsletter 16/8 31 August 2016 Editor: Frank Low

Congrats and Welcome to Australia's latest and newest Grandmaster (elect)!!!

Australia now has 6 Grandmasters in chess with Queenslander Moulthun Ly achieving his 3rd and final GM norm at the 2016 Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Masters Tournament. GM-elect Moulthun will be representing Australia at the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan which begins on 1st September (play starts on 2nd September). The title will become official sometime in November 2016. Moulthun is a truly original nice guy and great role model for the youngsters coming through the ranks in chess. He has also contributed back to youth chess eg, being instructor at the AusJCL annual JETS camp as well as acting as selector for AusJCL. His achievement came on the heels of Sydneysider Max Illingworths' GM title last year. Presently, Australia also has Victorian IM Justin Tan actively pursuing the GM-title overseas, mainly in tournaments across Europe. Justin has 2 GM-norms and is seeking his 3rd norm.