2015 Arthur Koelle Tournament

2015 Champion: James Watson

A Group

03-12-15 Koelle 2015

All games are complete in both sections and the winners remain the same. Congratulations to our former junior player who now clearly stands with the best players in the club, James Watson. Congratulations also to Michael Tausz who was the top contender of the B grade and stayed there with his win.

29-10-15 Arthur Koelle - In for the long haul!

Here is a link to a very interesting game played by Arthur Koelle in the final round of the German Landesliga. The game went for 6hrs 55 mins and Arthurs win gave his team the premiership in the division. The win came just before the sudden death at 7 hours. There were errors on both sides but it was played under great tension. It was the last game of the final round with the outcome to determine the team winner for the year in that division. Hannover Chess is the web page in German, and for the game try here.

James has had a great year in chess, winning his first major tournament, the Koelle, and jumping up the ratings ladders.

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Mr. Arthur Koelle was Victorian Junior champion in 1968 at 14, Country Victorian champion in the same year, and Club champion, also in 1968 as well as 1969. Most of these achievements are age records to this day! He went on to win the Australian Junior championship in 1971. Arthur has been living in Germany since 1982 and competed in the famous Bundesliga club competition, mixing it with experienced grandmasters, up until the mid-1990’s when work commitments became more pressing. Like the Club Championship, the A Grade is a round robin tournament restricted to 8 players, while the B Grade tournament format depends on the number of entries. The inaugural tournament was held in 2011.