Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Club Championship 2011

Congratulations to Donato Mallari, the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club 2011 Club Champion. In the Round-Robin Finals, Donato defeated everyone, only dropping one game to Rob Watson. The results can be seen here.

Here are the results for the Club Championships Preliminaries.

PRESENTATION & END OF YEAR DINNER 2011

RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB CHESS CLUB
PRESENTATION & END OF YEAR DINNER 2011


Dear Chess Club Member,

I invite you and your partner to our annual presentation and dinner evening on Wednesday 7th December. The presentation will start at 7.30pm in our chess club room, followed by dinner in the Hawk’s Nest Restaurant (see attached menus).

If you would like to attend dinner the cost will be:
For a Chess Club Member--------$20
For their Partner--------------------$35
For a Child that is a member of the chess club and orders from the children’s menu---$0

Could you let me know if you will be attending the dinner by the 30th November so I can inform the restaurant.

Please pay Greig before the 7th December or you can direct deposit the amount into the Chess Club’s bank account, details are:
Commonwealth Bank West Ryde
BSB No. 062 271
Account No. 1009 5836
If you direct deposit please inform Greig, his email is g.edwards@brownbear.com.au
Hope to see you there.

Les Mikolajczyk
Here is the Dinner Menu.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Classic Results Rounds 1-4

Round 1

Kuru - Mlinaric 1-0
Mikolajczyk - Galwey 0-1
Mitrovic - Chiara 0-1
Kirillov - Edwards 1-0
Hickey - Irmler 1-0
Valenzuela - Grbin 0-1
Marton - Pacey 0-1
Shoa - Salim 0-1
Bredin - Bye 1-0
Cardenas - Bye 1- 0

Round 2

Salim - Kuru 1-0
Galwey - Kirillov 1-0
Chiara - Cardenas 1- 0
Pacey - Hickey 1-0
Grbin - Bredin 1F - 0F
Mikolajczyk - Mitrovic 0.5-0.5
Edwards - Valenzuela 1-0
Irmler - Marton 1-0
Mlinaric - Shoa 1-0

Round 3

Grbin - Galwey 0.5-0.5
Cardenas - Pacey 0-1
Kuru - Chiara 1-0
Hickey - Bredin 1-0
Kirillov - Mlinaric 0-1
Mitrovic - Irmler 1-0
Marton - Mikolajczyk 0-1
Valenzuela - Shoa 1-0
Edwards - Bye 0.5-0.5
Salim - Bye 0.5-0.5

Round 4

Pacey - Salim 0-1
Grbin - Kuru 1-0
Mlinaric - Cardenas 0-1
Mikolajczyk - Hickey 0.5-0.5
Edwards - Mitrovic 1-0
Chiara - Valenzuela 1-0
Irmler - Kirillov 0-1
Bredin - Shoa 1-0
Marton - Bye 1-0

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

2011 Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Bobby Fischer Cup_Results for Rounds 13-17 (updated with Final Crosstable)

Here is the link to a spreadsheet containing the Final Crosstable (prepared by Rob Watson): crosstable.

Congratulations to Arthur Huynh for coming first and undefeated with 16.5/17 and Joshua Christensen (15.5/17) who was also undefeated and came second.

The rest of the results:

Round 13

Burgess - Grbin 1-0
Brown, N - Irmler 1-0
Chiara - Mitrovic 0-1
Cardenas -Hickey 1-0
Brown, J - Muller 1-0
Escalante - Marton 1-0
Christensen Edwards 1-0
Kirillov - Huynh 0-1
Watson - Salim 0-1

Round 14

Grbin - Salim 0-1
Huynh - Watson 1-0
Edwards - Kirillov 0-1
Marton - Christensen 0-1
Muller - Escalante 1-0
Hickey - Brown, J 1-0
Mitrovic - Cardenas 1-0
Irmler - Chiara 1-0
Burgess - Brown, N 0-1

Round 15

Brown, N - Grbin 1-0
Chiara - Burgess 0-1
Cardenas - Irmler 1-0
Brown, J - Mitrovic 1-0
Escalante - Hickey 0.5-0.5
Christensen - Muller 1-0
Kirillov - Marton 0-1
Watson -Edwards 1-0
Salim - Huynh 0-1

Round 16

Grbin - Huynh 0-1
Edwards - Salim 0-1
MArton - Watson 0-1
Muller - Kirillov 1-0
Hickey - Christensen 0-1
Mitrovic - Escalante 0-1
Irmler - Brown, J 1-0
Burgess - Cardenas 0-1
Brown, N - Chiara 1-0

Round 17

Chiara - Grbin 1-0
Cardenas - Brown, N 0-1
Brown, J - Burgess 0-1
Escalante - Irmler 1-0
Christensen - Mitrovic 1-0
Kirillov - Hickey 0-1
Watson - Muller 0-1
Salim - Marton 1-0
Huynh - Edwards 1-0

Monday, 10 October 2011

Ryde-Eastwood Classic 2011

Message from President of Chess Club:
Hi,

Our regular Ryde-Eastwood Classic Competition starts on Wednesday, Members who have not made the Club Championship finals can enter the competition. If you would like to compete be at the Club on Wednesday before 7.30pm or send me an email before 5.00pm on Wednesday.

Regards,
LES MIKOLAJCZYK

The High School Chess Coach (or Parent or Chess Fanatic) ......

Thanks to GM Kevin Spraggett, please enjoy this Saturday Night Live skit (parody) of the life of a high school chess coach. (the last scene: dinner at home — ask yourself whether you are a chess tragic if you have a black and white chess board table cloth and the salt and pepper shakers must be on certain squares ......)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

2011 Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Bobby Fischer Cup_Results (corrected and crosstable added)

I have received the results for the 2011 Bobby Fischer Cup and if someones can create a crosstable in word or excel format, I can link it via Google docs.
[Thanks to Rob Watson, here is the crosstable in spreadsheet format: click here]

Round 1

Edwards - Grbin 0-1
Marton - Huynh 0-1
Muller - Salim 1-0
Hickey - Watson 0-1
Mitrovic - Kirillov 1-0
Irmler - Christensen 0-1
Burgess - Escalante 1-0
Brown, N - Brown, J 1-0
Chiara - Cardenas 0-1

Round 2

Grbin - Cardenas 0-1
Brown, J - Chiara 0-1
Escalante - Brown, N 0-1
Christensen - Burgess 1-0
Kirillov - Irmler 0-1
Watson - Mitrovic 0.5-0.5
Salim - hickey 1-0
Huynh - Muller 1-0
Edwards - Marton 1-0

Round 3

Marton - Grbin 0-1
Muller - Edwards 1-0
Hickey - Huynh 0-1
Mitrovic - Salim 0-1
Irmler - Watson 0-1
Burgess - Kirillov 1-0
Brown, N - Christensen 0.5-0.5
Chiara - Escalante 0-1
Cardenas - Brown, J 1-0

Round 4

Grbin - Brown, J 1-0
Escalante - Cardenas 1-0
Christensen - Chiara 1-0
Kirillov - Brown, N 1-0
Watson - Burgess 0-1
Salim - Irmler 1-0
Huynh - Mitrovic 1-0
Edwards - Hickey 0-1
Marton - Muller 1-0

Round 5

Muller - Grbin 1-0
Hickey - Marton 1-0
Mitrovic - Edwards 0.5-0.5
Irmler - Huynh 0-1
Burgess - Salim 0-1
Brown, N - Watson 1-0
Chiara - Kirillov 1-0
Cardenas - Christensen 0-1
Brown, J - Escalante 0-1

Round 6

Grbin - Escalante 0.5-0.5
Christensen - Brown, J 1-0
Kirillov - Cardenas 0-1
Watson - Chiara 1-0
Salim - Brown, N 0-1
Huynh - Burgess 1-0
Edwards - Irmler 1-0
Marton - Mitrovic 0-1
Muller - Hickey 0-1

Round 7

Hickey - Grbin 0-1
Mitrovic - Muller 0.5-0.5
Irmler - Marton 1-0
Burgess - Edwards 1-0
Brown, N - Huynh 0-1
Chiara - Salim 1-0
Cardenas - Watson 0-1
Brown, J - Kirillov 1-0
Escalante - Christensen 0-1

Round 8

Grbin - Christensen 0.5-0.5
Kirillov - Escalante 0.5-0.5
Watson - Brown, J 1-0
Salim - Cardenas 0-1
Huynh - Chiara 0-1
Edwards - Brown, N 0-1
Marton - Burgess 1-0
Muller - Irmler 0-1
Hickey - Mitrovic 0-1

Round 9

Mitrovic - Grbin 1-0
Irmler - Hickey 0-1
Burgess - Muller 1-0
Brown, N - Marton 1-0
Chiara - Edwards 0-1
Cardenas - Huynh 0-1
Brown, J - Salim 0-1
Escalante - Watson 0-1
Christensen - Kirillov 1-0

Round 10

Grbin - Kirillov 1-0
Watson - Christensen 0-1
Salim - Escalante 1-0
Huynh - Brown, J 1-0
Edwards - Cardenas 0.5-0.5
Marton - Chiara 0-1
Muller - Brown, N 0-1
Hickey - Burgess 0.5-0.5
Mitrovic - Irmler 1-0

Round 11

Irmler - Grbin 1-0
Burgess - Mitrovic 1-0
Brown, N - Hickey 1-0
Chiara - Muller 1-0
Cardenas - Marton 1-0
Brown, J - Edwards 0-1
Escalante - Huynh 0-1
Christensen - Salim 1-0
Kirillov - Watson 1-0

Round 12

Grbin - Watson 0-1
Salim - Kirillov 1-0
Huynh - Christensen 0.5-0.5
Edwards - Escalante 0-1
MArton - Brown, J 0-1
Muller - Cardenas 1-0
Hickey - Chiara 1-0
Mitrovic - Brown, N 0-1
Irmler - Burgess 0-1

Monday, 15 August 2011

2011 Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Bobby Fischer Cup

Message from President, Les Mikolajczyk:
Hi,

The Bobby Fischer Cup starts on Wednesday, 24th August 2011. If you want to compete, be there by 7.30 pm.

It is a rapid play tournament and there will 3 games each Wednesday.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

RELCCC Lightning Competition

Message from President Les:
Dear Chess Club Members,
The Lightning Competition starts on Wednesday 10th of August. If you want to compete let me know or turn up before 7.30pm on the night.
Also note that the remainder of our program for the year has been set back by 1 week due to the NSWCA Grade Match Competition finishing a week later than expected, however events such as our presentation night and the NSWCA presentation night will remain as shown on the program.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Club Championship Preliminary_Results

Round 8

Group A

Escalante - Bredin 1-0
Watson - Calixto 0-1
Burgess - Edwards 1-0
Cardenas - Mlinaric 0-1
Mitrovic - Martin 1-0


Group B

Hill - Batuwatte 1-0
Christensen - Mallari 0-1
Gluvchinsky - Mere 1-0
Hale - Chiara 1-0
Aspin - Mikolajczyk 1-0

Group C

Galwey - Valenzuela 1-0
Kirillov - Kuru 0.5 - 0.5
Grbin - Patterson 0-1
Hickey - Gletsos 0-1
Irmler - Bye 1-0

Round 9

Group A

Bredin - Mitrovic 0-1
Marton - Cardenas 1-0
Mlinaric - Burgess 1-0
Edwards - Watson 0-1
Calixto - Escalante 0-1

Group B

Batuwatte - Aspin 1-0
Mikolajczyk - Hale 0-1
Chiara - Gluvchinsky 1-0
Mere - Christensen 0-1
Mallari - Hill 1-0

Group C

Valenzuela - Grbin 0-1
Hickey - Kirillov 0.5-0.5
Irmler - Galwey 0.5-0.5
Bye - Kuru 0-1
Gletsos - Patterson 0-1

Postponed Games as of 11/5/2011

Group B

Christensen - Gluvchinsky 1-0
Hale - Mallari 0-1

Group C

Kirillov - Gletsos 0.5-0.5
Grbin- Hickey 0.5-0.5
Kuru - Gletsos 0.5-0.5

Rob Watson has created cross-tables for all three groups which include all the latest results. I believe there are only two results outstanding which will not affect the players who progress to the next round. Bill and Argo will have to have a playoff to see who progress to the Finals.

Click here to access the cross-table or here.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Chess Me Out - talk on board by nulli versi

Chess Me Out - talk on board from nulli versi on Vimeo.

Chess Heaven on Earth???

Le Café Pi
by Candice Vallantin

Le Café Pi from Candice Vallantin on Vimeo.

This is a mini-documentary about Café Pi, the only chess café in Quebec and maybe Canada. It's owned and run by Arpad Kiss and his daughter Vanessa. This July, 2011, the café is celebrating it's 10th anniversary.

I worked here part-time for a couple months and I grew quite fond of all the regulars and everyone I worked with. I thought it would make a great subject for my first shot at making movies.

I hope you like it!

Cheers,

Candice
candicevallantin.com

Written, shot and edited by Candice Vallantin
Associate Producer: Kofi Carson, Handlebar Media
Music: "I feel like a child" by Devendra Banhart"

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Club Championship Preliminary_Results

Round 6

Group A

Watson - Bredin 1-0
Burgess - Escalante 0-1
Cardenas - Calixto 0-1
Mitrovic - Edwards 0-1
Marton - Mlinaric 0-1

Group B

Christensen - Batuwatte 1-0
Gluvchinsky - Hill 0-1
Hale - Mallari 1-0
Aspin - Mere 1-0
Mikolajczyk - Chiara 0-1

Group C

Kuru - Valenzuela 1-0
Galwey - Patterson 0-1
Kirillov - Gletsos postponed
Grbin - Bye 1-0
Hickey - Irmler 1-0

Round 7

Group A

Bredin - Marton 0-1
Mlinaric - Mitrovic 1-0
Edwards - Cardenas 0-1
Calixto - Burgess 1-0
Escalante - Watson 0-1

Group B

Batuwatte - Mikolajczyk 1-0
Chiara - Aspin 0-1
Mere - Hale 0-1
Mallari - Gluvchinsky 1-0
Hill - Christensen 0-1

Group C

Valenzuela - Hickey 0-1
Irmler - Grbin 0-1
Bye - Kirillov 0-1
Gletsos - Galwey 1-0
Patterson - Kuru 1-0


BTW, if there is any Club member who can spare the time to turn all these results into a cross-table in word/excel format, I can post on Google Docs and provide a link.

Friday, 1 April 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Club Championship Preliminary_Results

Round 5

Group A

Bredin - Mlinaric 0.5-0.5
Edwards - Marton 1-0
Calixto - Mitrovic 1-0
Escalante - Cardenas 1-0
Watson - Burgess 0-1

Group B

Mallari - Batiwatte 1-0
Hill - Mere 1-0
Christensen - Chiara 1-0
Gluvchinsky - Mikolajczyk 0-1
Hale - Aspin 1-0

Group C

Valenzuela - Irmler 1-0
Bye - Hickey 0-1
Gletsos -Grbin 0-1
Patterson - Kirillov 1-0
Kuru - Galwey 1-0

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Rapid Championship_Final Standings

The 2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Rapid Championship was conducted in February of this year over a three week period.

Steven Liu emerged as the clear winner with 7.5/9 and Rob Watson in clear second place with 6.5/9. There is a whole bunch on joint third placing with 6/9. Please see here to access the standings.

2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Club Championship Preliminary_Results

Round 1

Group A

Calixto - Bredin postponed
Escalante - Edwards 1-0
Watson - Mlinaric 1-0
Burgess - Marton 1-0
Cardenas - Mitrovic 1-0

Group B

Batuwatte - Chiara 1-0
Mere - Mikolajczyk 0-1
Mallari - Aspin 1-0
Hill - Hale 1-0
Christensen - Gluvchinsky postponed

Group C

Gletsos - Valenzuela 1-0
Patterson - Eyres 1-0
Kuru - Irmler 1-0
GAlwey - Hickey 1-0
Kirillov - Grboin 1-0


Round 2

Group A

Cardenas - Bredin 1-0
Mitrovic - Burgess 0-1
MArton - Watson 0-1
Mlinaric - Escalante 0-1
Edwards - Calixto 0.5 - 0.5

Group B

Hale - Batuwatte 1-0
Aspin - Gluvchinsky 0-1
Mikolajczyk - Christensen 0-1
Chiara - Hill 0-1
Mere - Mallari 0-1

Group C

Kirillov - Valenzuela 1-0
Grbin - Galwey 0-1
Hickey - Kuru 1-0
Irmler - Patterson 0-1
Bye - Gletsos 0-1


Round 3

Group A

Bredin - Edwards 0-1
Calixto Mlinaric 0-1
Escalante - Marton 1-0
Watson - Mitrovic 1-0
Burgess - Cardenas 1-0

Group B

Batuwatte - Mere 1-0
Mallari - Chiara postponed
Hill - Mikolajczyk 1-0
Christensen - Aspin 1-0
Gluvchinsky - Hale 0-1

Group C

Valenzuela - Bye 1-0
Gletsos - Irmler 1-0
Patterson - Hickey 1-0
Kuru - Grbin 1-0
Galwey - Kirillov 1-0

Round 4

Group A

Burgess - Bredin 1-0
Cardenas - Watson 0-1
Mitrovic - Escalante 0-1
Marton - Calixto 0-1
Mlinaric - Edwards 1-0

Group B

Gluvchinsky - Batuwatte 0-1
Hale - Christensen 0-1
Aspin - Hill 0-1
Mikolajczyk - Mallari 0-1
Chiara - Mere 1-0

Group C

Patterson - Valenzuela 1-0
Kuru - Gletsos postponed
Galwey - Bye 1-0
Kirillov - Irmler 0-1
Grbin - Hickey postponed

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

GM Jan Gustafsson and GM Peter Svidler Talkfest

Chess Base has a new "publication": Ask the experts Vol.1 video talk show with the two grandmasters, GM Jan Gustafsson and GM Peter Svidler, with very good English I must add, first broadcasted on Playchess and now uploaded on YouTube by Chessbase.
This is a sample of the show "Ask the experts" broadcasted on the playchess.com server. Viewer can ask questions directly to our experts, for Vol.1 Gustafsson and Svidler answered a lot of questioned concerning the Mainz tournament, endgame techniques, 1.e4 e5, Sveshnikov and Rossolimo and the Russian Superfinal. The whole show is avalaible on the playchess.com server in the Premium section.

The next show is on march 17th with GM Victor Bologan! Don't miss!



If you cannot view properly then view on YouTube here.

Monday, 28 February 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club — Club Championship Preliminary

Hi Chess Players,

The preliminary round of our Club Championship starts on Wednesday, if you would like to compete let me know before Wednesday and be there before 7.30 otherwise your opponent may start your clock.

You also must be a member of RYDE-EASTWOOD LEAGUES CLUB and have paid your Chess Club fee to be eligible to compete.

Regards,
LES MIKOLAJCZYK

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

2011 Ryde Eastwood Club Chess Calendar

Dear Chess Friends,

Here is the Chess Calendar for 2011. Click here to access excel document.

Note that the Ryde Eastwood Chess Club Rapid begins tomorrow and continues for the following two weeks. There are 3 rounds per Wednesday night.

Club Championship Preliminaries begins on 2nd March 2011.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Constitution of the Ryde Eastwood Club Chess Club

Dear Chess Friends,

Our President, Les Mikolajczyk, has asked me to upload the Chess Club's Constitution on the Blog for all members to view.



If you cannot see it well, please click here to go to the pdf.