Ballarat Chess Club - chess for everyone!
We're up and running with 36 entrants divided into 2 round robins and a Swiss.
Patrick will be writing a commentary on the tournaments and it will assist him greatly if you put your games up promptly on Chess Microbase. He generally comments on the A Grade so if we have any volunteers to say a few words about the B and C group, Sue, that would be just fantastic!
Getting ready to kick off... Round 1 was slightly delayed while Jasan ironed out a few pairing wrinkles setting up the 3 tournaments that'll be held over the next 11 weeks.
Now that there are only 12 rapid games per year rather than 18, each point has a higher weighting in the race to be Rapid Champ of 2017. Rod Jacobs and Harrison are on 5 of 6, followed by Jamie on 4.5, then a host of others on 4.
Chess Chatter, March
Next edition is available right now at the clubrooms, and online here! Read Feb/March edition now!
Sue's Begonia Snaps
(If using an iPad, work out the answer and check by hitting the hint button - uses Java so better on a PC)
Put your games up in the cloud to monitor your progress, mark your victories, and to help others research how to beat you when you get to the top! Get the password from Patrick or any committee member and go for it!
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Have a read of our monthly newsletter edited by Sue Ryan. Why not write up a chess related contribution and send it in?
Check out the year of chess in images.
50th Begonia Open Anniversary Video
50th Begonia Open Anniversary Book
We have compiled a book to commemorate the rich history of the tournament. If you would like a copy of the 50th Begonia History Book, you can order online now for $25 which includes postage.
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