2017 Club Championship Poised

The 2017 Geelong Chess Club Championship remains poised with two matches left to play, after Alistair Anderson held Michael Sugrue to a draw in their postponed match on Sunday, 19th November.

Sugrue now leads on 10.5 points out of 13 games, but his nearest rival, Reza Daneshvar, is on 9.5 points with one game to play this Sunday 26th November, against current co-champion Zoran Babic. If Daneshvar wins, he will draw level with Sugrue, and trigger a two match play off.

Babic, himself coming off a win with the white pieces against talented junior Connor Liu yesterday, will again have the white pieces against Daneshvar. The match, along with Alistair Anderson vs Geoff Barber, will start at 1pm on Sunday at the Geelong Chess Club, Girl Guide’s Hall, in 33 Myers Street. All are welcome.

2017 Seniors Festival

As part of the 2017 Senior’s Festival, the Geelong Chess Club held a Chess display and Senior’s Tournament in the club rooms at 33 Myers Street, Geelong, from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, 21st October. First place overall went to Rod Hessing, with Jim Higgins receiving the award for Most Senior Competitor.

Jim Higgins Presentation

Jim Higgins (right) receives his award from Mio Ristic

Thanks to the City of Greater Geelong for their generous support.