Report 19 August 2005

 

Tonight we were fortunate enough to host two visitors from the United States who were paying a flying visit to Brisbane. Michael Wojcio from New Jersey had come with his friend Anthony Andrews from Massachusetts. Both are strong chess players with Michael having a current USCF rating of 1616 (although he plays much stronger in the openings) and Anthony having a current USCF rating of 1812. An insanely compacted travel itinerary had left both a bit jet lagged which gave some club members a chance at a good showing Phil, Debbie and Andrew were all competitive against them and managed a few wins (and draws and losses) for The Gap.

 

Michael hails from the Kenilworth Chess Club in New Jersey (visit their site the article on the history of the chess club is quite interesting). He is a junior chess coach back home, and gave a very energetic exhibition of his opening knowledge which was instructional to all.

 

We look forward to seeing Michael and Anthony again some time soon in the future, and in the mean time Michael has suggested the possibility of an internet interclub fixture between The Gap CC and Kenilworth CC.

 

Allegro tournament

 

Results:

Debbie Jenkins 1 Marty Chadwick 1

Andrew Robinson 2 Mark Taylor 0

Marty Chadwick 1 Phillip Kirkman 1

Marty Chadwick 1 Mark Taylor 0 (played one game only)

 

The Allegro kicked off tonight with a few early games. Marty played well to win three games from three with white including a prized upset win over Phil. Mark pushed hard with white in the first game against Andrew and only lost in a carefully calculated endgame, but lost the second game within twenty moves.

 

Allegro tournament: Current standings

All players to play 28 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Marty Chadwick

3

5

2

Andrew Robinson

2

2

3

Phillip Kirkman

1

2

4

Debbie Jenkins

1

2

5

Tony Howes

0

0

6

Harvey Quaresmini

0

0

7

Ray Adams

0

0

8

Mick Waters

0

0

9

Garvin Gray

0

0

10

Peter Hiller

0

0

11

Stuart Wilson

0

0

12

James Hiller

0

0

13

Shane Martin

0

0

14

Tim Johnson

0

0

15

Mark Taylor

0

3

 

Allegro tournament 2005 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night

No quote.

 

 

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