6 players from the club competed in the Victorian Country Championship in Geelong at the weekend. Unfortunately they were overshadowed by the locals who scooped the pool and won both the Championship and the Reserve sections. Sagargiri Goswami won the championship with 5 points followed by Geoffrey Gill and Alistair Anderson on 4.5 points and all were undefeated. Sean Macak was the best of the Ballarat players with 4 points and Ruari scored 3.5 points. The Reserve section was shared between Jack Smith and Rodel Sicat on 3.5 points. Other local players were Anna Yates, Patrick Cook, Franco (Nando) Espinoza and Kevin Perrin. Nando competed in his first real chess event for the club after joining us online earlier in the year.