Friday, 1 December 2017

Annual Dinner

Dear Members,

You and your partner are invited to our annual followed by dinner in the Golden Hawk Restaurant.
The presentation will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th December in our chess room.
If you would like to come to dinner the cost will be:-
Member - $30
Partner   - $45
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 from the kid’s menu the cost will be $12.
Each member is allowed one partner.
The menu is attached, 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 before 5.00pm Monday 4th December if you wish come to dinner so I can make appropriate booking arrangements and you must pay Mohan before 7.30pm Wednesday 6th December.

Les Mikolajczyk

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sad News ......

Dear Members,

I have been informed that 2 of our members recently passed away, Karl Kirillov on 9th October and Manual Valenzuela last week.

Les Mikolajczyk

Monday, 16 October 2017

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club Classic Competition

Dear Members,

The Classic Competition starts on Wednesday. The Club Championship Finals starts on the following Wednesday. 

The Classic Competition is for those Players that did not make the Club Championship. The Classic Competition is a long play competition with one round played each Wednesday and will a 7 round Swiss tournament. 

After the Classic Competition on Wednesday 6th December we will have our Annual presentation followed by dinner in the restaurant. 

If you wish to play in the Classic Competition please let me know before 6.00pm on Tuesday 17th October.


Les Mikolajczyk

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Revised Chess Club calendar

Dear Members,

The revised calendar I sent to you on the 8th August had an error, I left out the NSWCA Presentation night which will be held in our Club room on 13th September, it will be a major event for our Club as we won all 3 divisions by a large score, apart from receiving 3 1st prizes 10 of our players will each receive a board prize. NSWCA will also conduct a lightning competition on that night. You are all welcome to attend.

The calendar will be as follows:

Tonight the finals of the Club Lightning Competition together with casual games.

Wednesday 30th August – GM Ian Rogers lecture.
Wednesday 6th September – casual games.
Wednesday 13th September – NSWCA Presentation.
Wednesday 20th September – Bobby Fischer Cup.
Wednesday 27th September -       ‘’        ‘’          ‘’
Wednesday 4th October        -       ‘’        ‘’          ‘’

Please let me know if you will attend the Ian Rogers lecture before 6.00pm Friday 25th August so I can organise seating and order the food.


Les Mikolajczyk

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club sweeps the 2017 NSWCA Grade Matches

In the just-completed 2017 NSWCA Grade Matches, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club has made a clean sweep in all three divisions.

In the U1500, Ryde-Eastwood has 28.5/36 and is the winner.
In the U1700, Ryde-Eastwood also has 28.5/36 and is the winner.
In the U2100, Ryde-Eastwood also has 24/28 and is the winner.

Congrats!!! Ryde-Eastwood is the Magnus Carlsen of Sydney!!!

Programme for August and September

Dear Members,

There is a slight change to our calendar, our Lightning Competition will not start tomorrow it will start on Wednesday 16th August, with the final rounds being played on the following Wednesday 23rd August, tomorrow, Wednesday 9thAugust we will have casual games. If you would like to compete in the Lightning Competition you must let me know before 6.00pm on Tuesday 15th August.

On Wednesday 30th August we have Australia’s greatest Grand Master Mr Ian Rogers giving us a lecture on chess, the lecture will start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm, during the lecture we provide some finger food for the Members, there will be no chess played during the lecture.

On Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th September we will have the Bobby Fischer Cup Tournament.


Les Mikolajczyk

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

NSWCA Grade Match Competition - Calling for ROI

Dear Members,
NSWCA Grade Match Competition starts in 3 weeks, the grades will be Under 1500 Teams, Under 1700 Teams and Under 2100 Teams, all Under 2100 game will be played at Cabra-Vale Diggers Club on a Sunday afternoon. I would like our Club to field at least 3 Teams, one in each grade, we need 4 players and 1 reserve to field a Team.
Please let me know ASAP if you would like to play for our teams.


Les Mikolajczyk

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club - 2017 Club Championship

Dear Members,

The Club Championship starts on Wednesday, if you wish to compete please inform BILL GLETSOS -  bgletsos [at]  before 6.00pm on Tuesday.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club 2017 Rapid

Dear Members,
Our rapid competition starts on Wednesday, there will be 9 – 25 minute rounds, 3 rounds will be played each Wednesday.
If you wish to compete please let me know before 6pm on Tuesday.
I have attached our program for this year.

Les Mikolajczyk

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Ryde-Eastwood Chess Club 2017 AGM

Dear Members,

HNY to you all.
You are invited to attend our AGM which will be held on the 25th January in our chess room starting at 7.30pm.
Attached is the Agenda for the meeting (here)  and also the Minutes of our 2016 meeting (here).
Hope you can attend.


Les Mikolajczyk



2017 Annual General Meeting of the
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Chess Club
On 25th January 2017

  • Opening of the meeting by the President – Les Mikolajczyk
  • Minutes of the 2016 AGM & committee meeting by the Secretary – Rob Watson
  • Financial report by the Treasurer – Mohan Pagadala
  • Election of the committee for 2017
  • Refreshment break 
  • General Business
  • Closing of the meeting by the President

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club 2016 Prizes

Congratulations to the following members on their achievements in 2016:

Club Rapid Championship
1st Donato Mallari
2nd Christopher Ball
3rd William Gletsos, Aurther Huynh, Raymond Li & Patrick Wiggins

Club Rapid Championship U1600
1st Kevin Chan & Alan Marton
3rd Norm Greenwood & Joshua Mallari

Club Championship Handicap Division A
1st Karoly Gerecs

Club Championship Handicap Division B
1st Mohan Pagadala & Rick Warner

Club Championship Handicap Division C
1st Kevin Chan & Katherine Pan

Club Blitz Championships
1st Arthur Huynh & Donato Mallari
3rd Raymond Li

Bobby Fischer Cup
1st Raymond Li
2nd Donato Mallari
3rd Arthur Huynh

Bobby Fischer Cup U1600
Michael Anderson, Les Mikolajczyk & Yifu Wu

Club Championship Finals
1st Donato Mallari
2nd Arthur Huynh
3rd Michael Anderson
4th Egon Cardenas
5th Christopher Ball
6th Paul Gluvchinsky

Ryde Eastwood Classic
1st Rob Watson
2nd Shane Dibley, Peter Zekic

Ryde Eastwood Classic Division 2
1st Michael Roh
2nd Norm Greenwood
3rd Kevin Chan & Jason Pan

Most Improved Player for 2016
Mohan Pagadala

President's Award for 2016
Dick Galwey

Here's to more of the same in 2017!!