Friday, 30 January 2009

Ryde Eastwood 2009 Tournament Calendar

4-FebClub Rapid rounds 1-3
11-FebClub Rapid rounds 4-6
18-FebClub Rapid rounds 7-9
25-FebCasual Games
4-MarClub Championship Preliminaries
11-MarClub Championship Preliminaries
18-MarClub Championship Preliminaries
25-MarClub Championship Preliminaries
1-AprClub Championship Preliminaries
8-AprClub Championship Preliminaries
15-AprClub Championship Preliminaries
22-AprClub Championship Preliminaries
29-AprClub Championship Preliminaries
6-MayClub Championship Preliminaries
13-MayNo Games as no rooms available at Leagues Club
20-MayCasual games
25-MayMondayNSWCA Grade Matches start
27-MayCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
3-JunCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
10-JunCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
17-JunCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
24-JunCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
1-JulCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
8-JulCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
15-JulCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
22-JulCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
29-JulCasual games for those not in Grade Matches
5-AugClub Lightning Prelim - final to be played sometime between 12 Aug -14 Oct
12-AugCasual Games - possibly lightning final
19-AugBobby Fischer Cup
26-AugBobby Fischer Cup
2-SepBobby Fischer Cup
9-SepBobby Fischer Cup
16-SepCasual games - NSWCA Grade Match Presentation night
23-SepBobby Fischer Cup
30-SepBobby Fischer Cup
7-OctBobby Fischer Cup
14-OctBobby Fischer Cup
28-OctClub Championship Final Round 1 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
4-NovClub Championship Final Round 2 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
11-NovClub Championship Final Round 3 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
18-NovClub Championship Final Round 4 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
25-NovClub Championship Final Round 5 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
2-DecClub Championship Final Round 6 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
9-DecClub Championship Final Round 7 / Ryde Eastwood Classic
?-DecAnnual Dinner

All dates are Wednesday's except where stated otherwise

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Welcome to 2009 and the Year of the Ox

Yesterday, Ryde Eastwood Chess Club had its annual AGM and elected its office bearers for 2009.

President: Les Mikolajczyk (
Vice-president: Bill Gletsos (
Secretary: Dennis Hale (
Treasurer: Tom Powers (

The Chess Club meets every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club (117 Ryedale Road West Ryde NSW).

The tournament calendar for 2009 has also been prepared and I will post once I have the electronic copy.

There will be a Rapid tournament beginning next Wed (4th Feb 2009) for three weeks with three rounds per evening.

In order to play, you will have to register for the new year. The costs is $15 for club fees ($10 for juniors, seniors and pensioners) and $10 for non-NSWCA members rating fees (you don't have to pay if you are already member of NSWCA for 2009).

You will also be required to become a member of the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club (must be over 18 years of age).
1 year = $11
5 years = $44
Life membership = $110
For further details, see

Here is to more chess. Bring it on! Let the games begin!