Queensland Chess 1971 (includes Singer Cup)

 

A list of ratings appeared in Chess in Australia (February 1971), the first list to include a comprehensive list of Queensland players since the introduction of a National Ratings System at the beginning of 1970.

 

Queensland players rated over 1000

Rank

Rating

Player

Rank

Rating

Player

Rank

Rating

Player

1

1930

Kuszelansky, M.

17

1450

Donoghue, D.

33

1230

Muller, I.

2

1870

Salm, M.

18

1430

Tarnawski, J.

34

1210

Stock, G.

3

1850

Dyson, M.

19

1410

Finch, M.

35

1190

Hackett, G.

4

1820

Lapin, V.

20

1410

Thompson, R.J.

36

1180

Baker, J.F.

5

1810

Kloostra, J.

21

1400

Green, G.S.

37

1160

Coleman, M.

6

1800

Nikolenko, S.

22

1380

Kite, R.

38

1160

Rothnie, S.

7

1780

Myers, J.

23

1340

MacCulloch, J.

39

1150

Dyer, M.

8

1730

Lee, A.

24

1330

Grassie, G.

40

1140

Mott, J.

9

1680

Zile, R

25

1320

Vilums, A.

41

1140

Pope, A.L.

10

1670

Gruber, K.

26

1300

Ingram, G.

42

1140

Truscott, A.

11

1660

Lucovich, C.

27

1300

King, D.

43

1120

Watson, J.

12

1600

Page-Hanify, M.

28

1300

Tarare, S.

44

1070

Drillis, W.

13

1530

Gillies, I.

29

1290

Ross, B.

45

1070

Kavetsky, A.

14

1530

Sigel, G.

30

1280

Harris, B.

46

1060

Bowen, D.

15

1500

Greenbury, J.

31

1280

Thomas, A.

47

1060

Quinn, J.

16

1470

Marney, T.

32

1250

Harris, J.

48

1030

Valent, H.

 

 

The following set of articles appeared in Chess in Australia (December 1971, page 298).

 

SINGER CUP INTER-CLUB COMPETITION

The Singer Cup results, a match competition for teams in the Brisbane district and others in the near vicinity,
including Redcliffe,
Ipswich, Pine Rivers and Wynnum (Waterloo), are now completed for 1971

 

Division A

The Gap 24; Brisbane 18; Waterloo 12; Redcliffe 11; University 1 (who were forced to withdraw early in the piece)

 

By a shock victory over Brisbane in the final round, Waterloo avoided the wooden spoon, overtaking Redcliffe who crashed 3 to The Gap.

The Gap were worthy winners, while Brisbane, the previous holders, did not maintain their form of last season.

 

Division B

Ipswich 26; Inala 25; Q.I.T. 24; Pine Rivers 16; Brisbane B 14; Windsor Y.M.C.A. 13.

 

Although only scoring 5 points in the last four rounds, Ipswich earned promotion, holding off a close challenge by Inala and Q.I.T.

 

Division C

Brisbane C 25; Windsor B 21; The Gap B 20; Camp Hill-Carina 20; B.P.C.C. B 14

 

 

TOOWOOMBA and IPSWICH CHESS CLUBS

The Toowoomba Club championship was won by Allan Thomas and the Ipswich title by D.G. Lotz.

 

 

GOLD COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Gold Coast Championship, 8 rounds attracted 20 entrants from Southport, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta Clubs.

 

A tie resulted for top place, with L. Whitehead and D. Woodward on 7 points each and a play-off for the title will take place shortly.

 

A. Kells 5 came third and J. Myers, R. Callihan and H. Christman each scored 5 points.

 

It says much for the strength of this inaugural event that the Queensland Champion J. Myers came fourth.

 

An inter-club Allegro Tournament, sponsored by Penfolds Wines, will be held at Brisbane Club on Nov 28.

The four finalists will receive a chess set and a bottle of Penfolds champagne.

 

 

 

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