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bundaberg chess club

As we go into Spring, the club has just held its championship. With two visitors from Redcliffe, that made it the first post-COVID weekender.

In first place and, therefore, club champion was Ranga Mashamhanda. He scored 5.5/6. He was denied a clean sweep by Mark Stokes (CAQ President) who finished second on 4.5.

Our top junior was Adam Richardt

14th August. Junior chess is alive and well in Bundaberg. Wide Bay North Round 3 of the Gardiner Chess IntraState competition took place this week and the results were as follows.

In the seniors there was a tie between Bundy High Gold and Shalom Black; with Patrick Maher pipping Reece Buckholz by 0.5 for first place in the individual.

In the primary St Luke's 1 came out clear winners. They also took the first two individual placings with two regulars of our Sunday competition, Samuel Schmidt and Min Sussens taking the first two places.

July 17th: We have now been back a month and are ready to host our club tournament. It will be held over the weekend of 29th and 30th August over six rounds from 0930, 1230 and 1530 each day. Time controls will be 60min with 20sec Fisher increments. Numbers will be limited by the prevailing COVID-19 requirements. Entry fees will be $20 Adults and $10 for juniors. CAQ membership will allow ACF rating of this tournament. DOP will be an NA. Prize money will be finalised when numbers are known.

It is still possible that an Open tournament will be run on 21st and 22nd November, but that is in the lap of the gods.

The AGM will be held at the club rooms from 6pm on September 30th

With the lifting of restrictions, Bundaberg Chess Club will reopen on 17th June at our Woongarra St rooms from 6pm. COVID 19 precautions will be in place

Unfortunately due to the constraints of COVID-19, the Bundaberg Chess Club will not be holding any meetings until further notice. This is in line with CAQ policy. On line game sites can be found on or We can recommend Chesskids for juniors hope to see you all in the near future.

Bundaberg Chess Club Newsletter #106

Walkervale State School hosted the WideBay North Term 1 round of the Queensland Schools competition. In the High School competition Shalom won with 21.5. closely followed by Bundaberg State High on 20. St Luke's Anglican College.were third on 16.5.

In the Primary competition St Luke's came out on top with Norville State School filling second and third; these two teams were split by only 0.5.

The Individual Senior was won by Joshua Howard with a perfect 7/7. He was followed by Patrick Maher and Nicholas Whitelum, both on 6.

The Primary was tight as well, the top three all on 6/7. The countback gave the victory to Scott Rosenberger, with Ewan Kenway and Joshua Lee in the minor placings.

Out thanks to Gardiner Chess for their continued sponsorship of this competition.

Bundaberg Chess Club Newsletter #104

Sunday Children's Grand Prix

This, the first of 2020, was a keenly contested encounter. There were fifteen entrants including four from Maryborough and one from Gladstone.

Maryborough triumphed with a perfect score for Sarah Knight of 6/6, including a last round defeat of her brother Joel who finished second with 5/6.

Third equal on 4/6 were Lucas, Jaden and Ewan.

Callum and Lalit were adjudged by John Harris to have had the most interesting game.

Round 2 will be on March 29th.

Committee Meeting

The next executive committee meeting will be held on March 11th from 6pm. Any member wishing to bring up a topic for discussion should notify the Secretary. Normal social chess will still be played by non-committee members.

Bundaberg Chess Club Newsletter #102

Move It Expo - Sport, Health and Fitness.

Bundaberg Regional Council is hosting this event at the Multiplex on Sunday 16th from 10 am. As chess is good for your mental fitness we will again have a stall showcasing the club manned by volunteers. This year we will be showing our latest acquisition by screening a live chess game (or two) in the auditorium.

CAQ events

The Queensland Reserves and Tin Cup will be held next weekend at the Hinterland Hotel in Nerang. More details on the CAQ website.

Bundaberg players will be represented and their fortunes will appear in the newsletter.

Club night

A lightning tournament was held on 12/02/20. The result was a win for Keith closely followed by John and Phil.

It was farewell to Indruh who is leaving us for University in Brisbane. We wish him luck in his studies and a furtherance of his chess career down there.

Bundaberg Chess Club Newsletter #101

Sunday Children's Tournaments

These popular children's tournaments are held at the club rooms (80a Woongarra St) on the last Sunday of the month. The first of the year will be held on 23rd Feb. It is a 6 round Swiss tournament with tips and teaching between rounds 2 and 3. For more information ring John or Elizabeth on 41520311

CAQ events

The next CAQ approved weekender will be the Queensland Reserves and Tin Cup to be held at the Hinterland Hotel in Nerang 0n the weekend of 22/23 February. Please see the CAQ website for more details.

This will be followed by the Darling Down Open on 21/22 march; again details are available on the CAQ website

Club news

A Lightning tournament was held on Wednesday 5th. It was won by Andre with Martin runner-up.

Club Newsletter #100

Junior Chess

The Australian Junior Championships (Southport) which have just concluded were contested by 362 players. In the Open divisions Victorian and NSW players took out the U18 and U16 divisions. The remaining divisions U14, U12, U10 and U8 were all won by Queenslanders. Our state has some very promising juniors coming through the ranks.

Our local juniors have the start of our local Grand Prix on 23rd February at the club rooms, 80a Woongarra Street, commencing at 9am. This will be followed by the first round of the Intrastate Schools to be held at Walkervale State School on 11th March.

The schools' chess coaching program will be finalised shortly.

Queensland chess competition will start again for the year with the Queensland Reserves and Tin Cup (an under AF 1750 tournament) details on the CAQ website.

Club meeting have commenced at the club rooms and will be resumed at Bargara from 5th February at the slightly later time of 7pm. All levels of play are welcome and catered for.


Mobile              Phil on 0428367662

Bargara             Iain on 0402020488

Post                                 PO Box 2906, Bundaberg, Q 4670

Email                               [email protected]

It's all happening!

Regards, Phil Mulholland, VP/Secretary