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Kings of chess
06-06-2010, 05:47 AM
Coming soon / 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)
on 26/27/28/29/30 December 2010
All information can be seen at www.goldcoastchessfestival.com (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)
which is under construction
Fide Tournament will be organised by Kings of chess club members:
Raymond Lapitan, Douglas williams, Nenad Chelebichanin and Amir Karibasic.
If anyone would like to join our team, please contact us at info@kingsofchess.biz or (0061) 07 55785872 / Mob 0414 673228

lost
09-06-2010, 11:58 PM
Coming soon / 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)
on 26/27/28/29/30 December 2010
All information can be seen at www.goldcoastchessfestival.com (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)
which is under construction
Fide Tournament will be organised by Kings of chess club members:
Raymond Lapitan, Douglas williams, Nenad Chelebichanin and Amir Karibasic.
If anyone would like to join our team, please contact us at info@kingsofchess.biz or (0061) 07 55785872 / Mob 0414 673228

Where is the venue likely to be Amir? I just would like to know as well as other interstaters as we can start booking accommodation and flights early on as well.

lost

Garrett
10-06-2010, 07:28 AM
Fantastic idea Amir :clap: ,

Good luck with the tournament !

cheers
Garrett.

Amir K.
12-06-2010, 05:42 AM
Where is the venue likely to be Amir? I just would like to know as well as other interstaters as we can start booking accommodation and flights early on as well.

lost


Hi "lost"
The statistic says that all of our tournaments have been held in the heart of Gold Coast, at Broadbeach area.
Anyone who finds a good deal in Broadbeach than Mermaid Beach-center, even Surfers Paradise (closer to Broadbeach) will be OK.
There are some accomodation places at Brodabeach Waters and Mermaid Waters.
We are going to put some of our hot tips in the next weeek.

Amir K.
12-06-2010, 05:50 AM
Fantastic idea Amir :clap: ,

Good luck with the tournament !

cheers
Garrett.

Thanks Garrett,
These dates will be concreted for Gold Coast International Chess Festival (former Surfers Paradise Open) which will repeat every Year at the same time.

Amir K.
12-06-2010, 05:52 AM
Further more, information for all players:
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival will use the following score criteria:

3 Points for a Win
1 point for a Draw
00 points for a Loss

lost
12-06-2010, 11:02 AM
Hi "lost"
The statistic says that all of our tournaments have been held in the heart of Gold Coast, at Broadbeach area.
Anyone who finds a good deal in Broadbeach than Mermaid Beach-center, even Surfers Paradise (closer to Broadbeach) will be OK.
There are some accomodation places at Brodabeach Waters and Mermaid Waters.
We are going to put some of our hot tips in the next weeek.

Thanks for that Amir.

I am just planning my trip now as it will be booked out fully over the period with Christmas and New Years.

lost

Garvinator
12-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Thanks Garrett,
These dates will be concreted for Gold Coast International Chess Festival (former Surfers Paradise Open) which will repeat every Year at the same time.When do you plan on submitting details for your tournament to CAQ?

Amir K.
12-06-2010, 08:58 PM
Thanks for that Amir.

I am just planning my trip now as it will be booked out fully over the period with Christmas and New Years.

lost

Mermaid Beach area (Gold Coast Hwy motels) next to Broadbeach has some cheap accommodation.

Amir K.
13-06-2010, 06:20 AM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)


FIDE International Tournament on 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December 2010

Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds / 9 rounds


Registration Closes at 11.30am on 26 December

Opening ceremony 11.30-12.00 am

2010 Surfers Paradise Open:
9 rounds FIDE International Tourney
Grand Prix Class 3

3 points for a Win 1 point for a Draw ;

26 December: Rd1 12am, Rd2 4pm

27 December: Rd2 10am, Rd4 2pm

28 December: Rd5 1pm, Rd6 5pm

29 December: Rd7 10am, Rd8 at 2pm

30 December: Rd9 at 10 am

Flat entry for all: $120

Enter and pay before 01/09/2010 for $90
Enter and pay before 01/11/2010 for $100

Open Prizes:
1st $1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200

Under 2000 rating $200

Prizes are calculated on the base of 30 players as the minimum.

Prizes will be increased in case of additional sponsorship or over 30 entries.

REGISTRATION (http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/registraion.html)

Simul on Broadbeach Mall:
on 28 December 2010 at 9am

Entry $10 / Open to public


Broadbeach Rapid Tournament:
30 minutes time control
7 rounds on 29/12/2010 at 10am

Prizes for Broadbeach Rapid: 1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Flat Entry for all $20



CLOSING CEREMONY: at 3pm on 30/12/2010

Kings of chess
18-06-2010, 07:04 PM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival is now officially registered as a FIDE Tournament for 26/27/28/29/30 December.

First entry received:
1. George Lester QLD FIDE 1905

Kings of chess
24-06-2010, 12:01 AM
2 very strong GMs, one from Spain and one from Bulgaria have expressed interest to participate in 2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival.

Please note:
FIDE originally announced back in early 2009 that after 30th June 2010 90minutes + 30 seconds per move would no longer be valid for title events but only for FIDE rated events. This meant that players could not earn norms if we use that time control, but:

On the 8th June 2010 FIDE announced that 90minutes + 30 seconds would remain valid until the end of 2010. As such we can use that time control in our planned tournament in December 2010 and players can earn norms.

lost
24-06-2010, 12:35 AM
2 very strong GMs, one from Spain and one from Bulgaria have expressed interest to participate in 2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival.

Please note:
FIDE originally announced back in early 2009 that after 30th June 2010 90minutes + 30 seconds per move would no longer be valid for title events but only for FIDE rated events. This meant that players could not earn norms if we use that time control, but:

On the 8th June 2010 FIDE announced that 90minutes + 30 seconds would remain valid until the end of 2010. As such we can use that time control in our planned tournament in December 2010 and players can earn norms.

Kings of chess,

Put me down for the tournament. Who are the strong GM's that have expressed interest. Is it Dejan Bojkov from Bulgaria?

lost

Amir K.
24-06-2010, 05:57 AM
Kings of chess,

Put me down for the tournament. Who are the strong GM's that have expressed interest. Is it Dejan Bojkov from Bulgaria?

lost

Hi "Lost"
Thanks for registration.
I have worked out your name according your posts on the chesschat but also sent you an email to confirm your name.
GM Bojkov is not GM from Bulgaria who has expressed an interest to play in the tournament.

Amir K.
24-06-2010, 08:47 PM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Tournament arbiters:

Chief arbiter: International Arbiter Mr.Gary Bekker
Deputy Arbiter: Amir Karibasic
Arbiter Assistants: Raymond Lapitan, Douglas Williams and Nenad Chelebichanin

Kings of chess
25-06-2010, 07:53 AM
First entries:

George Lester 1915 AUS/QLD

Hamish Selnes 1890 AUS/QLD

Jamie Kenmure 1812 AUS/VIC

Daniel Lapitan 1638 AUS/QLD

Amir K.
26-06-2010, 03:16 PM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)


FIDE International Tournament on 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December 2010

Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds / 9 rounds


Registration Closes at 11.30am on 26 December

Opening ceremony 11.30-12.00 am

2010 Surfers Paradise Open:
9 rounds FIDE International Tourney
Grand Prix Class 3

3 points for a Win 1 point for a Draw ;

26 December: Rd1 12am, Rd2 4pm

27 December: Rd2 10am, Rd4 2pm

28 December: Rd5 1pm, Rd6 5pm

29 December: Rd7 10am, Rd8 at 2pm

30 December: Rd9 at 10 am

Flat entry for all: $120

Enter and pay before 01/09/2010 for $90
Enter and pay before 01/11/2010 for $100

Open Prizes:
1st $1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200

Under 2000 rating $200

Prizes are calculated on the base of 30 players as the minimum.

Prizes will be increased in case of additional sponsorship or over 30 entries.

REGISTRATION (http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/registraion.html)

Simul on Broadbeach Mall:
on 28 December 2010 at 9am

Entry $10 / Open to public


Broadbeach Rapid Tournament:
30 minutes time control
7 rounds on 29/12/2010 at 10am

Prizes for Broadbeach Rapid: 1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Flat Entry for all $20



CLOSING CEREMONY: at 3pm on 30/12/2010


GMs,IMs,WGMs and WIMs are entitled to a free entry in exchange for their name exposure during the advertising campaign.

Kings of chess
27-06-2010, 05:55 AM
For more proffessional look we have now uploaded entries to Swiss manager:

See: registered players (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?ix=1&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000&turdet=YES)

Kings of chess
29-06-2010, 05:04 PM
For more proffessional look we have now uploaded entries to Swiss manager:

See: registered players (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?ix=1&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000&turdet=YES)


For the group of 2 people / 1 bedroom self contained apartment available at:
Jadon Place which is next to JUPITERS CASINO and PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE at Broadbeach.
Manager: Jeff Nelson Ph 07 55723288 Fax 07 55261230
email: info@jadonplace.com.au

$116.00 per night for 2 people (or full week for little bit les)

2 Bedroom available for $165.00 per night for 4 people.


Next one is little motel with 2 bedrooms for 4 people:
$195 per night
at Tropicana motel
Mermaid Beach
07 55398151

Both motels are 5 minutes walk from the venue.

lost
29-06-2010, 09:00 PM
For the group of 2 people / 1 bedroom self contained apartment available at:
Jadon Place which is next to JUPITERS CASINO and PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE at Broadbeach.
Manager: Jeff Nelson Ph 07 55723288 Fax 07 55261230
email: info@jadonplace.com.au

$116.00 per night for 2 people (or full week for little bit les)

2 Bedroom available for $165.00 per night for 4 people.


Next one is little motel with 2 bedrooms for 4 people:
$195 per night
at Tropicana motel
Mermaid Beach
07 55398151

Both motels are 5 minutes walk from the venue.


Kings of chess,

Do you have a list of backpackers close to the venue at all?

lost

Kings of chess
29-06-2010, 09:42 PM
Kings of chess,

Do you have a list of backpackers close to the venue at all?

lost

Try this one:
Surfers Paradise Backpackers (http://www.surfersparadisebackpackers.com.au/body1.php)

Surfers Paradise is next to Broadberach / 10 - 15 minutes walk to the venue

lost
03-07-2010, 10:49 PM
Try this one:
Surfers Paradise Backpackers (http://www.surfersparadisebackpackers.com.au/body1.php)

Surfers Paradise is next to Broadberach / 10 - 15 minutes walk to the venue

What is the venue called so then I know what bus I will have to catch up when up there?

Thanks

lost

Kings of chess
05-07-2010, 06:59 PM
What is the venue called so then I know what bus I will have to catch up when up there?

Thanks

lost

Hi lost,
The Bus station where you have to exit is named: Broadbeach / Gold Coast Hwy - Convention centre, then you can walk straight towards the Beach until you see Kurrawa Surf Club (Venue provider).
Kurrawa surf club is on old Burleigh Road - Beach side and opposite of Broadbeach Mall and Oasis Shopping Centre.
See: Kurrawa Club website (http://www.kurrawasurf.com.au/)
http://www.kingsofchess.biz/myPictures/Kurrawa.jpg

Kings of chess
14-07-2010, 02:28 AM
Hi lost,
The Bus station where you have to exit is named: Broadbeach / Gold Coast Hwy - Convention centre, then you can walk straight towards the Beach until you see Kurrawa Surf Club (Venue provider).
Kurrawa surf club is on old Burleigh Road - Beach side and opposite of Broadbeach Mall and Oasis Shopping Centre.
See: Kurrawa Club website (http://www.kurrawasurf.com.au/)
http://www.kingsofchess.biz/myPictures/Kurrawa.jpg



2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival
26-30 December 2010



Accommodation information:

We would like to advise you that accommodation around
Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach and Surfers Paradise is closest to the venue.

Other options are Miami, Burleigh Waters, Southport and Labrador,
but do require Bus transport.


Our tips for accommodation are:

1. "Club Surfers" at Surfers Paradise, from $75.00 per night

- 15 minutes walk to the venue

visit: www.clubsurfers.com.au (http://www.clubsurfers.com.au)

2. "Surfers Backpackers" at Surfers Paradise, from $28.00 per night

- 15 minutes walk to the venue

visit: http://www.surfersparadisebackpackers.com.au/ (http://www.surfersbackpackers.com.au)

3. "Broadshore" Boutique hotel from $95 per night

- 10 minutes walk to the venue

2583 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach

Ph (0061)07 5575 2748
4. "King Tide" at Broadbeach, from $560 per week

- 2 minutes walk to the venue

Ph (0061) 0755317124

visit: www.kingtide.net.au (http://www.kingtide.net.au)

5. "Jadon Place" at Broadbeach from $120 per night

- 10 minutes walk to the venue

visit: www.jadonplace.com.au (http://www.jadonplace.com.au)

6. "Browns at Broadbeach" from 165.00 per night as self contained appartments

- 1o minutes walk from the venue

Ph (0061) 07 55 39 9292
visit: www.brownsatbroadbeach.com.au (http:// www.brownsatbroadbeach.com.au)

7. "Broadbeach convention hotel" at Broadbeach from $100 per night

- 2 minutes walk to the venue

Ph (0061) 07 55399495
Visit: www.broadbeachmotel.com.au (http://www.broadbeachmotel.com.au)

8. "Tropicana Motel" at Broadbeach from $195 per night / for 4 persons

- 10 minute swalk from the venue

2595 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Ph (0061) 07 55398151
9. "Island Beach Resort" at Broadbeach from $120 per night

- 5 minutes walk to the venue

visit: www.islandbeach.com.au (http://www.islandbeach.com.au)

For more accommodation info

visit: http://www.goldcoastbroadbeach.com/

Kings of chess
17-07-2010, 08:07 AM
Hi lost,
The Bus station where you have to exit is named: Broadbeach / Gold Coast Hwy - Convention centre, then you can walk straight towards the Beach until you see Kurrawa Surf Club (Venue provider).
Kurrawa surf club is on old Burleigh Road - Beach side and opposite of Broadbeach Mall and Oasis Shopping Centre.
See: Kurrawa Club website (http://www.kurrawasurf.com.au/)
http://www.kingsofchess.biz/myPictures/Kurrawa.jpg


This is just a confirmation on many inquires by email:
The Venue is airconditioned.

Kings of chess
25-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Updated information can be downloaded at:

PDF Entry Form (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/GC.pdf)

Kings of chess
16-08-2010, 08:57 PM
14 Days Left to register for $90

See: Registered players (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?ix=1&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000&turdet=YES)

Kings of chess
22-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Anniversary of the Gold Coast Chess Festival and visit by Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov is coming soon.


Please feel free to watch the until now unseen video footage from 2009:



Chess fire visiting Gold Coast, Australia! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsqMYq69rAs)

Kings of chess
03-09-2010, 01:58 AM
The latest prize increase:

Best Female $500 2nd Best Female $200

Best unrated $200

Kings of chess
04-09-2010, 04:48 AM
The latest prize increase:

Best Female $500 2nd Best Female $200

Best unrated $200

and finaly following adjustment:

Under 2000 rating: 1st $500 2nd is $200

Unrated: 1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100

Garrett
04-09-2010, 06:09 AM
that is extremely generous Amir.

Hope lots of people sign up to play !

Capablanca-Fan
04-09-2010, 06:41 AM
that is extremely generous Amir.

Hope lots of people sign up to play !
Ditto: hope that many of my former Logan clubmates make the journey south as well.

Space_Dude
05-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Damn! why does this have to be on when i go to korea for vacation?! Damn...
oh well. i dont even have a FIDE rating anyway so :/

Kings of chess
07-09-2010, 03:13 AM
Damn! why does this have to be on when i go to korea for vacation?! Damn...
oh well. i dont even have a FIDE rating anyway so :/

This tournament is "Open" for ACF rated, FIDE rated, ACF Unrated and FIDE Unrated players.
Even, we have prizes for unrated players.
Anyone who plays all 9 rounds in this tournament will be able to get his International FIDE rating.
It is a great opportunity for any chess player in Australia.
Time control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds, plenty of time for the creativity on the board.
Imagine, playing chess just a step from the Beach.
This Venue is a dream for every chess player.

Kings of chess needs support for this tournament from all players in Australia. In 2011 we are going for Mission Impossible.

Kings of chess
26-09-2010, 04:06 AM
Special offer:

Register for the tournament before 01 October 2010 and receive free tournament size chess board and chess pieces:eek: .
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/board.jpg
+
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/chess%20pieces.jpg
Registered player must participate in the tournament in order to receive this free gift:) .
(All registered players are entitled to this promotion)

Desmond
26-09-2010, 07:33 AM
Anyone who plays all 9 rounds in this tournament will be able to get his International FIDE rating.


Hi Amir, would that be only if you managed to play all players who already had a FIDE rating?

Kings of chess
26-09-2010, 11:26 AM
Hi Amir, would that be only if you managed to play all players who already had a FIDE rating?


There's several criteria that go into achieving an initial FIDE rating.
1. The tournament must be FIDE rated.
2. You must score 1 point or more in the event.
3. You must play no less than 3 FIDE rated players
4. Your performance rating must be above 1400.

Kings of chess
26-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Special offer:

Register for the tournament before 01 October 2010 and receive free tournament size chess board and chess pieces:eek: .
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/board.jpg
+
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/chess%20pieces.jpg
Registered player must participate in the tournament in order to receive this free gift:) .
(All registered players are entitled to this promotion)


5 Days to go:

1. Save $20 on the entry fees
2. Receive free tournament chess board and chess pieces

Garrett
26-09-2010, 02:22 PM
4. Your performance rating must be above 1400.

Good luck Boris !!

On a more serious note have the rules changed ? Are the 4 conditions above enough for a rating or just a block or FM title or something...

cheers
Garrett.

Desmond
26-09-2010, 02:37 PM
Good luck Boris !!
:lol: yeah that rules me out

Garvinator
26-09-2010, 03:06 PM
Good luck Boris !!

On a more serious note have the rules changed ? Are the 4 conditions above enough for a rating or just a block or FM title or something...

cheers
Garrett.Block only. No zonal titles in this tourney :lol: If a person was to meet 9 fide rated opponents, then it might be possible to get a fide rating direct.

As meeting nine fide rated opponents in a swiss tournament like these is almost impossible, the only way to get a fide rating from one tournament is to play in 10 player round robins where 4 players have fide ratings. This is a special condition for round robins by fide.

Ruth Coxhill Memorial is one such tournament.

Kings of chess
26-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Special offer:

Register for the tournament before 01 October 2010 and receive free tournament size chess board and chess pieces:eek: .
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/board.jpg
+
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/chess%20pieces.jpg
Registered player must participate in the tournament in order to receive this free gift:) .
(All registered players are entitled to this promotion)


Tournament sum up:
1. Register before 01/10/2010 and save $20 on the entry fee
2. Top Prizes : 1st 1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200
3. Under 2000 Prizes: 1st 500 2nd $200
4. Unrated prizes: 1st $200 2nd 150 3rd $100
5. Best Female $500 2nd $200
6. The tournament is open to any chess player for Fide rated, ACF rated, unrated players
7. Tournament is ACF rated and FIDE rated
8. Limited capacity of the venue for 70 players
9. Book your accommodation and flight on time if you would like to participate
10. The Venue is only step away from the beach
11. 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw
12. Bye can be used twice with the 1 point for each bye (not last round)
13. Receive free tournament chess set if registered before 01/10/2010

Amir K.
26-09-2010, 11:07 PM
Block only. No zonal titles in this tourney :lol: If a person was to meet 9 fide rated opponents, then it might be possible to get a fide rating direct.

As meeting nine fide rated opponents in a swiss tournament like these is almost impossible, the only way to get a fide rating from one tournament is to play in 10 player round robins where 4 players have fide ratings. This is a special condition for round robins by fide.

Ruth Coxhill Memorial is one such tournament.

Hi Garvin,
If you like, very much, to polish Graeme's shoes than rent an office at Mudgeeraba and start your own threads for his tournaments right from there.
Stop cyber sabotaging of my tournaments.
Clubs have chosen CAQ to serve them but looks like this is not the case in Queensland.
Regards,
Amir

Garvinator
27-09-2010, 12:09 AM
Hi Garvin,
If you like, very much, to polish Graeme's shoes than rent an office at Mudgeeraba and start your own threads for his tournaments right from there.
Stop cyber sabotaging of my tournaments.
Clubs have chosen CAQ to serve them but looks like this is not the case in Queensland.
Regards,
Amir
What are you talking about?

Kings of chess
27-09-2010, 01:51 PM
Special offer:

Register for the tournament before 01 October 2010 and receive free tournament size chess board and chess pieces:eek: .
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/board.jpg
+
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/chess%20pieces.jpg
Registered player must participate in the tournament in order to receive this free gift:) .
(All registered players are entitled to this promotion)


Tournament sum up:
1. Register before 01/10/2010 and save $20 on the entry fee
2. Top Prizes : 1st 1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200
3. Under 2000 Prizes: 1st 500 2nd $200
4. Unrated prizes: 1st $200 2nd 150 3rd $100
5. Best Female $500 2nd $200
6. The tournament is open to any chess player for Fide rated, ACF rated, unrated players
7. Tournament is ACF rated and FIDE rated
8. Limited capacity of the venue for 70 players
9. Book your accommodation and flight on time if you would like to participate
10. The Venue is only step away from the beach
11. 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw
12. Bye can be used twice with the 1 point for each bye (not last round)
13. Receive free tournament chess set if registered before 01/10/2010

Garvinator
29-09-2010, 01:09 AM
Hi Garvin,
If you like, very much, to polish Graeme's shoes than rent an office at Mudgeeraba and start your own threads for his tournaments right from there.
Stop cyber sabotaging of my tournaments.
Clubs have chosen CAQ to serve them but looks like this is not the case in Queensland.
Hello Amir,

Two days ago you made the above quoted post which included a claim that I am/was engaging in a practice of trying to sabotage your tournaments. I asked you then to explain further what you were talking about.

I know you have seen my reply asking you about this because you have posted on this thread since then.

Since you have failed to back up your claim before now, I ask that you expand on your comments, withdraw them or apologise.

Amir, you clearly seem to have some personal agenda against me, why I do not know, but I really have had a complete gutful of your repeated attacks, especially in open forums.

Secondly, I was answering a question from another CAQ member on the structure of how players get fide ratings and fide blocks and gave an example of a tournament that allows this to be done in one tournament.

If you ran a ten player round robin fide rated tournament and Garrett was aware of this tournament, then I would have used that as an example.


Clubs have chosen CAQ to serve them but looks like this is not the case in Queensland.I take offence as CAQ President to, at least the perceived notion, that I am favouring one club over another.

If you really do have an issue with how CAQ is serving the clubs, then the correct forum for this is the CAQ AGM, not an online forum. If you were truly serious with your claims, then you would have attended the last AGM, or the upcoming one in December and aired your grievances there.

I strongly suspect that you will not do this because your claims are just full of hot air and you are afraid to be embarrassed at the AGM.

ER
29-09-2010, 03:34 AM
Tournament sum up:
1. Register before 01/10/2010 and save $20 on the entry fee
2. Top Prizes : 1st 1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $200
3. Under 2000 Prizes: 1st 500 2nd $200
4. Unrated prizes: 1st $200 2nd 150 3rd $100
5. Best Female $500 2nd $200
6. The tournament is open to any chess player for Fide rated, ACF rated, unrated players
7. Tournament is ACF rated and FIDE rated
8. Limited capacity of the venue for 70 players
9. Book your accommodation and flight on time if you would like to participate
10. The Venue is only step away from the beach
11. 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw
12. Bye can be used twice with the 1 point for each bye (not last round)
13. Receive free tournament chess set if registered before 01/10/2010

Hi Amir,
there are strong chances that I will enter the tournament, since I need a good training break before the Australian Open combined with a holiday away from both Sydney and Melbourne.
However, due to organising some professional arrangements I cannot commit myself for the October 1, deadline!
Do you think I have realistic chances to find a place (No. of entries taken etc) if I let you know around October 20?

Kings of chess
29-09-2010, 07:37 AM
Hi Amir,
there are strong chances that I will enter the tournament, since I need a good training break before the Australian Open combined with a holiday away from both Sydney and Melbourne.
However, due to organising some professional arrangements I cannot commit myself for the October 1, deadline!
Do you think I have realistic chances to find a place (No. of entries taken etc) if I let you know around October 20?

Hi JAK.
Thanks for the interest to participate at 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival and thanks for this question. We are going to put your name on the list.
Registration (pre-registration) can be done without the payment which will be due by 01/12/2010.
Furthermore, I would like to say that we are not trying to campaign against Australia Open Championship, even we have received so many emails from international players who are interested to combine 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival and Australian Open Championship in one hit for their Holiday in Australia.

ER
29-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Hi JAK.
Thanks for the interest to participate at 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival and thanks for this question. We are going to put your name on the list.
Registration (pre-registration) can be done without the payment which will be due by 01/12/2010.
Furthermore, I would like to say that we are not trying to campaign against Australia Open Championship, even we have received so many emails from international players who are interested to combine 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival and Australian Open Championship in one hit for their Holiday in Australia.

Thanks Amir
Actually I am about 80% certain that I will enter and that's a conservative guess, I just didn't want to cause any inconvenience! thanks for the response! Good luck!

Kings of chess
30-09-2010, 07:15 PM
Special offer:

Register for the tournament before 01 October 2010 and receive free tournament size chess board and chess pieces:eek: .
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/board.jpg
+
http://kingsofchess.biz/images-products/chess%20pieces.jpg
Registered player must participate in the tournament in order to receive this free gift:) .
(All registered players are entitled to this promotion)

See: Entries (http://chess-results.com/Tnr35523.aspx?lan=1)

ER
01-10-2010, 08:03 PM
OK a few questions for all interstate players who have entered Gold Coast (Surfers) tournaments before.

Although I lived in Brisbane for quite a while in my younger days and visited Surfers often, recently, apart from a few business trips in Brissy I 've lost touch with the place.

So, here are my questions:


I was told that in some cases (particularly busy days) it's better to fly to Brisbane and take the bus to Surfers is this logical?

Is Broadbeach approachable from anywhere in Surfers by public transport?

What's the bus No. and destination? ( I think I 've seen an answer to this somewhere else in the thread but I am not sure)!

Also, I am willing to participate in any accommodation deal discussions involving interstate players!

Congratulations to the organisers for offering free entry to our junior champions, showing that they promote Australian Chess interests!

Since the related announcements took place in the Australian Junior Masters thread can I suggest that we have it in here as well?

ER
02-10-2010, 11:33 PM
http://admin.worldtourism.com.au/sharedFiles/1180/Above%20shot.jpg

Here is where I will be staying! :)

Unfortunately... :(
and I was hoping for it, since I know Amir and the rest of the organisers so their best to make it a day to remember! :clap:
so, I will have to first tell you the sad news for me is that

I won't be able to be present at the closing ceremony, :( since I have to fly to Cairns after last round to see friends from the US, before I fly to Melbourne for NY celebrations and then to Sydney for the Aus Open).

http://admin.worldtourism.com.au/sharedFiles/1180/Mardi%20Gras%20%2007.09%20142.jpg

Another view of the pool :)

Apart from that and the good news is that I am very happy to announce that my participation in the tournament is now a 100% certainty!!!

I have booked flights and accommodation and I all I have to do now is to work through the procedure of posting the entry fee!

http://admin.worldtourism.com.au/sharedFiles/1180/Mardi%20Gras%2007.09%20116.jpg

and this is the BBQ area! It will be used extensively let me tell you! ;)

Amir and the other ladies and gentlemen of the organising committee, I promise that next year, I will be staying throughout the tournament including of course the closing ceremony! Cheers and see you there on December 26!

Kings of chess
03-10-2010, 02:47 AM
OK a few questions for all interstate players who have entered Gold Coast (Surfers) tournaments before.

Although I lived in Brisbane for quite a while in my younger days and visited Surfers often, recently, apart from a few business trips in Brissy I 've lost touch with the place.

So, here are my questions:


I was told that in some cases (particularly busy days) it's better to fly to Brisbane and take the bus to Surfers is this logical?

Gold Coast Airport is fine, no problem ( and take the bus 760 from Airport - Tugun- GC Highway to Broadbeach it takes around 30 minutes travel.
If you are coming from Brisbane Airport than best is to take the train direct from Airport to Gold Coast ( exit at Nerang train station) and take the bus 745 from Nerang station to Broadbeach (15 minutes travel)


Is Broadbeach approachable from anywhere in Surfers by public transport?
Along Gold Coast Highway are many bus stations for Buses 702,703, 745 etc., but Surfers Paradise is joint with Broadbeach and so close that you can walk 2-3 km/ I do recommend walk alog the beach.


What's the bus No. and destination? ( I think I 've seen an answer to this somewhere else in the thread but I am not sure)!
Gold Coast Convention Centreis the best bus station to exit.
Along Gold Coast Highway are many bus stations for Buses 702,703, 745



Also, I am willing to participate in any accommodation deal discussions involving interstate players!
I think "Lost"( at the moment he is in Russia at the Olympiad) is coming from Victoria, he may share accommodation with someone???????


Congratulations to the organisers for offering free entry to our junior champions, showing that they promote Australian Chess interests!

Since the related announcements took place in the Australian Junior Masters thread can I suggest that we have it in here as well?

Thank you. Chess is not much recognised in Australia and we all need to fight together and prove popularity of this game in the world. It is very important to energize all enthusiastic juniors in Australia.



Thank you for the support and thank you for your time you spending on the chesschat and posting us extremely interesting themes to discuss and read.
I do always remember when we met at the Canberra Airport after Doeberl Cup in 2009, when I had my best present:owned: in my chess career, persion hand made carpet, ( given to me by GM Shoojat Ghane from Iran).
I needed to go in the toilet:hmm: , but the carpet was so big that i could not go in and when I saw you at the airport I was relieved...............

Desmond
03-10-2010, 08:15 AM
JaK if you haven't come across it yet, http://www.translink.com.au has all the bus timetables etc.

ER
03-10-2010, 08:38 PM
JaK if you haven't come across it yet, http://www.translink.com.au has all the bus timetables etc.

Boris, thanks for this mate, it is great help indeed! Are you playing, or visiting the tournament too? If yes, It will be nice to meet and have a chat, a few drinks etc! :)

ER
03-10-2010, 08:43 PM
Gold Coast Airport is fine, no problem ( and take the bus 760 from Airport - Tugun- GC Highway to Broadbeach it takes around 30 minutes travel.
If you are coming from Brisbane Airport than best is to take the train direct from Airport to Gold Coast ( exit at Nerang train station) and take the bus 745 from Nerang station to Broadbeach (15 minutes travel)


Along Gold Coast Highway are many bus stations for Buses 702,703, 745 etc., but Surfers Paradise is joint with Broadbeach and so close that you can walk 2-3 km/ I do recommend walk alog the beach.


Gold Coast Convention Centreis the best bus station to exit.
Along Gold Coast Highway are many bus stations for Buses 702,703, 745



I think "Lost"( at the moment he is in Russia at the Olympiad) is coming from Victoria, he may share accommodation with someone???????
[I]


[B]Thank you. Chess is not much recognised in Australia and we all need to fight together and prove popularity of this game in the world. It is very important to energize all enthusiastic juniors in Australia.


Thank you for the support and thank you for your time you spending on the chesschat and posting us extremely interesting themes to discuss and read.
I do always remember when we met at the Canberra Airport after Doeberl Cup in 2009, when I had my best present:owned: in my chess career, persion hand made carpet, ( given to me by GM Shoojat Ghane from Iran).
I needed to go in the toilet:hmm: , but the carpet was so big that i could not go in and when I saw you at the airport I was relieved...............

Hi Amir and thanks for your kind words! :)
I will be there and despite of you being extremely busy, I am sure we 'll have the chance to have at least a chat!
Thanks for the above information, however, as far as the accommodation is concerned it has been solved with combined effords with a couple of Yank friends who will be in Australia at the time.
They are living for Cairns from Surfers the day after I arrive, and I will be meeting them there as soon as our last round is over.
Cheers and all the best mate!

Desmond
03-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Boris, thanks for this mate, it is great help indeed! Are you playing, or visiting the tournament too? If yes, It will be nice to meet and have a chat, a few drinks etc! :)
Yes I have my entry in. :) Looking forward to it

ER
03-10-2010, 10:22 PM
Yes I have my entry in. :) Looking forward to it

Great, see you there! :) I hope Gunner finds his way there too, haven't seen him for more than a year now!

Kings of chess
08-10-2010, 05:59 AM
Congratulations to the organisers for offering free entry to our junior champions, showing that they promote Australian Chess interests!

Since the related announcements took place in the Australian Junior Masters thread can I suggest that we have it in here as well?


3 Australian ambitious Juniors have received free entries: Moulthun Ly(QLD), Chris Wallis(VIC) and Andrew Brown(ACT).

Another 5 of the "best", ambitious or bussiest Juniors will receive free Entries, 2 of them will be Female chess players .Chess clubs and chesschat members may Vote now, send us an email with your candidate name or vote on the chesschat.

Kings of chess
09-10-2010, 05:48 AM
3 Australian ambitious Juniors have received free entries: Moulthun Ly(QLD), Chris Wallis(VIC) and Andrew Brown(ACT).

Another 5 of the "best", ambitious or bussiest Juniors will receive free Entries, 2 of them will be Female chess players .Chess clubs and chesschat members may Vote now, send us an email with your candidate name or vote on the chesschat.

Here is the list of top juniors:
Female players:
1877!! 14 ACT Guo, Emma [WFM]
1676!! 15 VIC Yu, Sally
1588!! 18 ACT Chibnall, Alana
1536!! 18 ACT Oliver, Tamzin L
1504! 16 SA Eustace, Sophie
1484!! 13 QLD Simmonds, Leteisha
1470! 12 NSW Mithran, Mirakla
1388!! 13 ACT Setiabudi, Megan
1335! 12 NSW Drastik, Penelope
1330!! 12 QLD Bortsova, Natasha
1321!! 12 NSW Koh, Clarise
1314! 19 NSW Qiao, Shan-Shan
1284!! 12 NSW Gu, Shirley
1167!! 11 VIC Narenthran, Savithri
1032! 14 SA Mayo, Eleesheva
1016! 12 NSW Pretorius, Jana
1013! 10 VIC Lim, Denise
963! 12 ACT Mason, Joanne
934!! 9 NSW Christian, Kashish
869! 13 NSW Bommireddipalli, Shobana

Male players:

2227!! 12 VIC Cheng, Bobby [FM]
2203!! 15 VIC Morris, James [IM] - entitled to free entry
2160! 15 VIC Schon, Eugene
2126! 17 ACT Brown, Andrew
2123! 17 WA Choong, Yita
2101! 14 ACT Yuan, Yi
2036!! 14 QLD Nakauchi, Gene [FM]
2014!! 17 SA Zulfic, Fedja
1997!! 13 VIC Matheson, Laurence
1996! 16 VIC Dalton, Samuel
1978!! 12 VIC Tan, Justin
1964! 17 TAS Dyer, Alastair
1943! 15 NSW Papantoniou, John
1924!! 17 QLD McClymont, Brodie
1916! 16 VIC Tang, Jason
1916!! 8 NSW Smirnov, Anton
1900! 17 QLD Muller, Jonas
1878!! 12 QLD Liu, Yi (1997)
1859!! 11 NSW Pan, Andrew

Desmond
09-10-2010, 07:33 AM
Geez that's already a tough field, and only counting juniors!

ER
09-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Geez that's already a tough field, and only counting juniors!
Yes!!! I strongly believe that this tournament deserves an IMPORTANT tag in the list!

ER
11-10-2010, 02:50 PM
26 December: Rd1 at 11.50am, Rd2 at 4pm

27 December: Rd2 at 9.30am, Rd4 at 1pm

28 December: Rd5 at 9.00am, Rd6 at 12.30pm

29 December: Rd7 at 9.30am, Rd8 at 1pm

30 December: Rd9 at 9 am

Hi Amir, How's everything going? :)

I am bringing to your attention that Round 2 is repeated twice in the official website! Can you please correct it? Also, can you confirm that these are the final starting times of rounds?
Cheers, I hope everything goes well, looking forward to see you all there! :)

Amir K.
11-10-2010, 04:55 PM
Hi Amir, How's everything going? :)

I am bringing to your attention that Round 2 is repeated twice in the official website! Can you please correct it? Also, can you confirm that these are the final starting times of rounds?
Cheers, I hope everything goes well, looking forward to see you all there! :)


Hi JAK,
Everything is OK.
I am just busy with my work after heavy rainfall in Queensland, which is still present. Also, I am preparing some reports from the 2010 Wendy Terry Memorial.
Thanks for bringing the attention of the corrections from the rounds.
I will be back soon and may need your help in regards to the creation of the voting poll for the Juniors or I may receive help from Moderator, Kevin Bonham (who stole my thread about Bilbao 2010):lol: .

Kings of chess
12-10-2010, 07:05 AM
3 Australian ambitious Juniors have received free entries: Moulthun Ly(QLD), Chris Wallis(VIC) and Andrew Brown(ACT).

Another 5 of the "best", ambitious or bussiest Juniors will receive free Entries, 2 of them will be Female chess players .Chess clubs and chesschat members may Vote now, send us an email with your candidate name or vote on the chesschat.

Now we have created a VOTE CAST (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com) at our main page:

Click to vote: 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)

link: http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com

Please note: If you would like to add any other Junior names send us an email at:
info@kingsofchess.biz or post on chesschat pages in Australia.

At the moment results are hidden, but will be available to public on the 31 October 2010. Our website engine guaranteed: No cheating and it is not possible to vote twice.

Kevin Bonham
12-10-2010, 12:18 PM
I will be back soon and may need your help in regards to the creation of the voting poll for the Juniors or I may receive help from Moderator, Kevin Bonham (who stole my thread about Bilbao 2010):lol: .

Indeed I did! I'd forgotten you started a thread covering both Shanghai and Bilbao so I have now unstolen it by merging the two.

ER
12-10-2010, 01:13 PM
Now we have created a VOTE CAST (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com) at our main page:

Click to vote: 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)

link: http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com

Please note: If you would like to add any other Junior names send us an email at:
info@kingsofchess.biz or post on chesschat pages in Australia.

At the moment results are hidden, but will be available to public on the 31 October 2010. Our website engine guaranteed: No cheating and it is not possible to vote twice.

I voted! :) early exit poll results??? hmmmm I won't say!!! :P I leave it to Kev!

Garrett
12-10-2010, 01:19 PM
do we have to keep it secret ?

I voted for Bobby. Bring a World Champ to Qld I say !

cheers
Garrett.

ER
12-10-2010, 02:29 PM
do we have to keep it secret ? Garrett.
I don't think so! I only kept mine secret just to provide a bit of suspense before the final announcement! :)

Kings of chess
12-10-2010, 07:01 PM
do we have to keep it secret ?

I voted for Bobby. Bring a World Champ to Qld I say !

cheers
Garrett.

Thanks Garrett and JAK..
We are going to enable the statistics, as soon as we put some additional names recommended by voters ( definately tonight).
However, at the moment Fedja Zulfic (2014-SA) leads with the votes,
followed by Emma Guo (1877-ACT),
FM Bobby Cheng(VIC),
Sally Yu(1676 -VIC)
and Eugene Schon(2160-VIC).

The Bennett
12-10-2010, 07:47 PM
Go Fedja and Emma! :)

Garvinator
12-10-2010, 07:55 PM
I voted for Yita Choong

ER
12-10-2010, 07:59 PM
OK I voted for Sally and Eugene!
Go SALLY - ladies first, Eugene is a gentleman he knows! :) Go EUGENE!

Amir K.
12-10-2010, 08:15 PM
Indeed I did! I'd forgotten you started a thread covering both Shanghai and Bilbao so I have now unstolen it by merging the two.

I am just joking;).
Thanks for continuing with Bilbao 2010 thread.

Kings of chess
12-10-2010, 08:20 PM
Now we have created a VOTE CAST (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com) at our main page:

Click to vote: 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)

link: http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com

Please note: If you would like to add any other Junior names send us an email at:
info@kingsofchess.biz or post on chesschat pages in Australia.

Voting ends on 31 October 2010. Our website engine guaranteed: No cheating and it is not possible to vote twice.


Now voting statistic is open to Public.

Kings of chess
15-10-2010, 06:54 AM
Now we have created a VOTE CAST (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com) at our main page:

Click to vote: 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com)

link: http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com

Please note: If you would like to add any other Junior names send us an email at:
info@kingsofchess.biz or post on chesschat pages in Australia.
Our website engine is guaranteed: No cheating and it's not possible to vote twice.


We've had several emails with suggestions to close voting earlier in order to find accommodation and flight.

Voting is closing on 17/10/2010.


The Results so far:

Whom would you grant a free entry?

1. Fedja Zulfic (2014) SA 3 (14%)
2. Emma Guo (1877) ACT 4 (19%)
3. Natasha Bortsova (1330) QLD 1 (5%)
4. Papantoniou, John (1943) NSW 0 (0%)
5. FM Gene Nakauchi (2036) QLD 1 (5%)
6. FM Bobby Cheng (2227) VIC 4 (19%)
7. Alastair Dyer (1964) TAS 2 (10%)
8. Yita Choong (2123) WA 2 (10%)
9. Sally Yu (1676) VIC 2 (10%)
10. 1314! 19 NSW Qiao, Shan-Shan 2 (10%)
Total Votes: 21


I would like to vote for someone else:

1. 2160! VIC Schon, Eugene 2 (29%)
2. 1470! NSW Mithran, Mirakla 0 (0%)
3. 1504! SA Eustace, Sophie 1 (14%)
4. 1997!! VIC Matheson, Laurence 0 (0%)
5. 1484!! 13 QLD Simmonds, Leteisha 2 (29%)
6. 934!! 9 NSW Christian, Kashish 0 (0%)
7. 1032! 14 SA Mayo, Eleesheva 0 (0%)
8. 1924!! 17 QLD McClymont, Brodie 2 (29%)
9. 2101! 14 ACT Yuan, Yi 0 (0%)
10. 1996! 16 VIC Dalton, Samuel 0 (0%)
Total Votes: 7

ER
15-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Thanks Garrett and JAK..
We are going to enable the statistics, as soon as we put some additional names recommended by voters ( definately tonight).
However, at the moment Fedja Zulfic (2014-SA) leads with the votes,
followed by Emma Guo (1877-ACT),
FM Bobby Cheng(VIC),
Sally Yu(1676 -VIC)
and Eugene Schon(2160-VIC).

Hi Amir,
I know you said something about entry fee payments somewhere in the thread but I can't find it! Are you going to add a How To Pay link on the tournament's webcite? Sorry I am asking all these questions but I want to get it over and done with! :) How's things there? I was looking at TV's coverage of GM Alexei Shirov's simul in your tournament! What an great professional and interesting personality! Any chances to have him again at some stage? What about the rumours about GM Andrei Sokolov coming to Australia? any hints? :)

Kings of chess
17-10-2010, 05:19 AM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival


Welcome to The Vote Caster The 5 most ambitious, busiest
or fastest improving Juniors will be granted with a free entry
( 2 female chess players). Vote for one of Juniors,
or to nominate a new candidate email to: info@kingsofchess.biz.
The Vote closes on 17 October 2010.


Whom would you grant a free entry?

Answers Votes Percent
1. Fedja Zulfic (2014) SA 11 15%
2. Emma Guo (1877) ACT 13 18%
3. Natasha Bortsova (1330) QLD 3 4%
4. Papantoniou, John (1943) NSW 2 3%
5. FM Gene Nakauchi (2036) QLD 3 4%
6. FM Bobby Cheng (2227) VIC 12 16%
7. Alastair Dyer (1964) TAS 9 12%
8. Yita Choong (2123) WA 9 12%
9. Sally Yu (1676) VIC 8 11%
10. 1314! 19 NSW Qiao, Shan-Shan 4 5%
Total Votes: 74


I would like to vote for someone else:

Answers Votes Percent
1. 2160! VIC Schon, Eugene 4 17%
2. 1470! NSW Mithran, Mirakla 1 4%
3. 1504! SA Eustace, Sophie 3 13%
4. 1997!! VIC Matheson, Laurence 2 8%
5. 1484!! 13 QLD Simmonds, Leteisha 4 17%
6. 934!! 9 NSW Christian, Kashish 1 4%
7. 1032! 14 SA Mayo, Eleesheva 1 4%
8. 1924!! 17 QLD McClymont, Brodie 4 17%
9. 2101! 14 ACT Yuan, Yi 3 13%
10. 1996! 16 VIC Dalton, Samuel 1 4%
Total Votes: 24


Free entry winners are:

1. WFM Emma Guo (1877) ACT (Female player) 13 Votes
2. FM Bobby Cheng (2227) VIC 12 Votes
3. Fedja Zulfic (2014) SA 11 Votes
4. Alastair Dyer (1964) TAS 9
4. Yita Choong (2123) WA 9
5. Sally Yu (1676) VIC (Female player) 8

Congratulations to the winners.

Previously, Moulthun Ly (QLD), Chriss Wallis (VIC) and Andrew Brown (ACT) are granted with a free entry.

Total: 9 Juniors

Message to the winners:
If you would like to participate in the tournament, please register before 31 October 2010 at:


http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html

Kings of chess
17-10-2010, 11:21 AM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival


Welcome to The Vote Caster The 5 most ambitious, busiest
or fastest improving Juniors will be granted with a free entry
( 2 female chess players). Vote for one of Juniors,
or to nominate a new candidate email to: info@kingsofchess.biz.
The Vote closes on 17 October 2010.


Whom would you grant a free entry?

Answers Votes Percent
1. Fedja Zulfic (2014) SA 11 15%
2. Emma Guo (1877) ACT 13 18%
3. Natasha Bortsova (1330) QLD 3 4%
4. Papantoniou, John (1943) NSW 2 3%
5. FM Gene Nakauchi (2036) QLD 3 4%
6. FM Bobby Cheng (2227) VIC 12 16%
7. Alastair Dyer (1964) TAS 9 12%
8. Yita Choong (2123) WA 9 12%
9. Sally Yu (1676) VIC 8 11%
10. 1314! 19 NSW Qiao, Shan-Shan 4 5%
Total Votes: 74


I would like to vote for someone else:

Answers Votes Percent
1. 2160! VIC Schon, Eugene 4 17%
2. 1470! NSW Mithran, Mirakla 1 4%
3. 1504! SA Eustace, Sophie 3 13%
4. 1997!! VIC Matheson, Laurence 2 8%
5. 1484!! 13 QLD Simmonds, Leteisha 4 17%
6. 934!! 9 NSW Christian, Kashish 1 4%
7. 1032! 14 SA Mayo, Eleesheva 1 4%
8. 1924!! 17 QLD McClymont, Brodie 4 17%
9. 2101! 14 ACT Yuan, Yi 3 13%
10. 1996! 16 VIC Dalton, Samuel 1 4%
Total Votes: 24


Free entry winners are:

1. WFM Emma Guo (1877) ACT (Female player) 13 Votes
2. FM Bobby Cheng (2227) VIC 12 Votes
3. Fedja Zulfic (2014) SA 11 Votes
4. Alastair Dyer (1964) TAS 9
4. Yita Choong (2123) WA 9
5. Sally Yu (1676) VIC (Female player) 8

Congratulations to the winners.

Previously, Moulthun Ly (QLD), Chriss Wallis (VIC) and Andrew Brown (ACT) are granted with a free entry.

Total: 9 Juniors

Message to the winners:
If you would like to participate in the tournament, please register before 31 October 2010 at:


http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html

This morning we received the following anonymous complaint:
Hi, Kings of chess,
Why would you only grant 2 free entries to girls???
Should it not be equal?
[SIZE="3"]
Therefore, now we are giving an additional 5 free entries to female chess players from any country. Whoever registers first receives a free entry, registration closes on 31/10/2010.
Enter the tournament at:
http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html

Garvinator
17-10-2010, 11:43 AM
This morning we received the following anonymous complaint:
Hi, Kings of chess,
Why would you only grant 2 free entries to girls???
Should it not be equal?

Therefore, now we are giving an additional 5 free entries to female chess players from any country. Whoever registers first receives a free entry, registration closes on 31/10/2010.[/B]
You could make things really easy and just give free entries to everyone. Or do adults who are male do not count for special consideration?

The Bennett
17-10-2010, 12:07 PM
You could make things really easy and just give free entries to everyone. Or do adults who are male do not count for special consideration?

Thats just unreasonable and I'd think that the more free entries given to juniors, the better outcome it'll be. As we are the future generation of chess in Australia. Thats just my opinion :)

Cheeers,
MB

Kings of chess
17-10-2010, 12:28 PM
Congratulation to Leteisha Simmonds for registrating.
Now we have 3 Female players: Emma Guo, Sally Yu and Leteisha Simmonds.

4 Free Entries for female players are still available.

Amir K.
18-10-2010, 06:35 PM
Hi Amir,
I know you said something about entry fee payments somewhere in the thread but I can't find it! Are you going to add a How To Pay link on the tournament's webcite? Sorry I am asking all these questions but I want to get it over and done with! :)


Hi JAK,

Payment and registration options:

Post with fee to:

Kings of Chess Inc, PO Box 5253,

Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters

QLD 4218, Australia



Direct bank deposit to:

Kings of chess Inc, Bendigo Bank,

SWIFT code: BENDAU3B,

BSB: 633-000,

Acc. Number: 134763028.

Quote player’s name as reference.[/QUOTE]




How's things there?
I was looking at TV's coverage of GM Alexei Shirov's simul in your tournament! What an great professional and interesting personality! Any chances to have him again at some stage?


Shirov is definately one of the best human being I've ever met in my life.
Those 5 days together which we spent exploring the Gold Coast were my most memorable hours in my life.
He loves jokes and he is interested in any discussions.
I will tell you some stories when you come in December.
We would like to see him again on the Gold Coast.


What about the rumours about GM Andrei Sokolov coming to Australia? any hints? :)

Obviously, you meant on GM Ivan Sokolov.
He is very busy man and I do not think that he could find time to come to Australia.

ER
18-10-2010, 07:22 PM
Hi JAK,

Payment and registration options:

Post with fee to:

Kings of Chess Inc, PO Box 5253,

Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters

QLD 4218, Australia



Direct bank deposit to:

Kings of chess Inc, Bendigo Bank,

SWIFT code: BENDAU3B,

BSB: 633-000,

Acc. Number: 134763028.

Quote player’s name as reference.

Thanks for that Amir, I will do that first thing on Wed, (I will be very busy tomorrow) :)


Obviously, you meant on GM Ivan Sokolov.

Yes and apologies for that :) I got him confused with the Russian (I think he plays for France now?) GM :)

Kings of chess
19-10-2010, 07:09 AM
Originaly by Garrett

Hi Amir

Thanks for organising the Surfers tournament and thanks for
the coverage
of the tournament on the weekend (2010 Wendy Terry Memorial).
I would like to donate 5 copies of a book I read recently,
"Studying Chess Made Easy" to your Surfers tournament for prizes.
It only came out a couple of months ago
and is very good for the improving player.

They probably suit someone 1400+ who is keen to
look for ideas to improve their chess.


Regards
George.
Thank you Garrett.
We would like to see more chess players acting like you.
This is the way to popularise chess, nothing comes from the sky and organizers need such support. If anyone would like to participate or sponsor this event, please email us: info@kingsofchess.biz

ER
22-10-2010, 03:37 PM
Thanks for that Amir, I will do that first thing on Wed, (I will be very busy tomorrow) :)

Hi Amir, I did as I promised, however, their computers (Bendigo Bank, Windsor) were down. So I made the payment manually and I got receipt etc.
As a result you might have received the payment a bit late. I checked with them (Bendigo Bank) earlier today (court break - case still on) and they told me that everything was processed fine. Please message me if everything is OK! Cheers and thanks again! E.R.

Kings of chess
24-10-2010, 06:32 AM
Hi Amir, I did as I promised, however, their computers (Bendigo Bank, Windsor) were down. So I made the payment manually and I got receipt etc.
As a result you might have received the payment a bit late. I checked with them (Bendigo Bank) earlier today (court break - case still on) and they told me that everything was processed fine. Please message me if everything is OK! Cheers and thanks again! E.R.

Thanks JAK.
I am going to let you know next week.
Thank you very much for support.

Kings of chess
24-10-2010, 06:45 AM
Further more, information for all players:
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival will use the following score criteria:

3 Points for a Win
1 point for a Draw
00 points for a Loss


The President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has indicated in the latest video by Chessdom (http://ecc2010.chessdom.com/) that his intentions are that more chess players will achieve a FIDE rating and to implement a new score system:
3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
and 0 point for a loss

Kings of Chess Club Inc and 2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival is on the right track by introducing this sytem for the first time in Australia.

Capablanca-Fan
24-10-2010, 10:07 AM
The President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has indicated in the latest video by Chessdom (http://ecc2010.chessdom.com/) that his intention is that more chess players achieve FIDE rating and to implement a new score system:
3 points for a win,
1 point for a draw
and 0 point for a loss

Kings of Chess Club Inc and 2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival is on the right track.
It's a totally crass idea. Who cares what a dilettante like Ilyumzhinov thinks? Real masters know that the draw is the natural result of a perfectly played game, and even imperfectly played draws are worthy of credit.

Amir K.
24-10-2010, 10:48 AM
It's a totally crass idea. Who cares what a dilettante like Ilyumzhinov thinks? Real masters know that the draw is the natural result of a perfectly played game, and even imperfectly played draws are worthy of credit.


Hi Jono,
You are completely wrong.

I have seen a great fighting spirit from all of the Grandmasters and other players at Bosnia Open 2010.
I remember when GM Wang Hao (2728) told me that he blundered in one of his games, then he knew there is no relax and no drawn position could have been made, he had to try to win every game. In the end, he won the tournament.

You have to think of the organizers and the public.
This is good for the organizers:
If I am trying to organize a good tournament, I would like to see some "fire on board" matches in the end and not 9 or 12 moves draws by some of top players as we have seen in the past.

Kings of chess
24-10-2010, 11:07 AM
Free entries for female (girls and women - several spots free) chess players will expire on 31/10/2010.
Emma Guo (ACT) and Sally Yu(VIC) chosen for a free entry by Public Voting Poll.
Who is going to join: Leteisha Simmonds (QLD), Sarah Anton(VIC) and Melanie Karibasic(QLD)???

Extra prizes for girls and women:
1st $500 2nd $200

See: Registered players (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?ix=1&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000&turdet=YES)

Link: http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?ix=1&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000&turdet=YES

The latest registered player: Nicholas Deen-Cowel (NSW) 1917 FIDE

Capablanca-Fan
24-10-2010, 06:17 PM
You are completely wrong.
No I am not. If you have two draws with someone, it shows equality with them just as much as a win and a loss.


I have seen a great fighting spirit from all of the Grandmasters and other players at Bosnia Open 2010.
Irrelevant. You fail to understand that draws can display plenty of fighting spirit.

There is fighting spirit at plenty of tournaments with the proper score; all you need to do is threaten a withdrawal of a "fighting chess bonus" for too many short draws. Also, even under the proper scoring, too many draws doesn't win tournaments.


You have to think of the organizers and the public.
You have to think of the logic of the game: if no mistakes are made, the game will be drawn.


This is good for the organizers:
If I am trying to organize a good tournament, I would like to see some "fire on board" matches in the end and not 9 or 12 moves draws by some of top players as we have seen in the past.
Dilettantes don't realize that short draws on occasion are necessary to pace oneself through a long tournament. David Bronstein said so in his classic book on the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament; perhaps you would accuse him of lacking fighting spirit?

Kings of chess
25-10-2010, 08:30 AM
No I am not. If you have two draws with someone, it shows equality with them just as much as a win and a loss.


Irrelevant. You fail to understand that draws can display plenty of fighting spirit.

There is fighting spirit at plenty of tournaments with the proper score; all you need to do is threaten a withdrawal of a "fighting chess bonus" for too many short draws. Also, even under the proper scoring, too many draws doesn't win tournaments.


You have to think of the logic of the game: if no mistakes are made, the game will be drawn.

Dilettantes don't realize that short draws on occasion are necessary to pace oneself through a long tournament. David Bronstein said so in his classic book on the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament; perhaps you would accuse him of lacking fighting spirit?



I do remember when great Pele and FIFA introduced the new score system for Football:
3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
80% of People disagreed and now all of them, agree that it was a great decision.
Dodge draws have gone down from 60% to 5%, the quality of the games and the activity of the player on the field has been extremely increased.

Desmond
25-10-2010, 08:49 AM
I think that the 3 1 0 will be good fun. I haven't played in a tournament like that before and I'm looking forward to it. :)

Kings of chess
25-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Top news:

We have received following email from well known chess lover Mr Hamish Selnes, who "donated" $500 to the top prize (Now 1st Prize in the open is $1500):

Hi Amir

I have paid my $90 entry fee for the Gold Coast tournament today. As well, in the spirit of Christmas and following the lead of my good friend, George Lester, I have made a $500 donation to the tournament. If you think it is appropriate, I would like the $500 to be added to the first prize currently being offered.

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards

Hamish

Amir: Hamish, this means lots to me and other club members, who are working truly for Australian chess from the day 1, since we have formed Kings of Chess club. Thank you very much for your generousity. We will do our best to produce one of the best tournaments so far.




Who is going to enter 2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival and join to this well known trio, thanks to all tree players for support:
http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Trio%20strong2.png

Garrett
26-10-2010, 08:47 AM
Fantastic that Hamish has made this donation to the tournament ! :clap:

Good to see George has joined James and Molthun at the top of the entries too !

First prize is starting to look seriously attractive and hopefully will draw in a couple more big names.

The Gold Coast at that time of year is great so don't hesitate to come on up. Bring the togs and sunscreen !

Would be very nice if this tournament could be successful and establish itself along with the Melbourne Cup weekender, Doeberl and the SIO as an Australian Grand Slam of 9 round FIDE opens on the Australian calander.


cheers
Garrett.

Capablanca-Fan
26-10-2010, 04:53 PM
I do remember when great Pele and FIFA introduced the new score system for Football:
3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
80% of People disagreed and now all of them, agree that it was a great decision.
Dodge draws have gone down from 60% to 5%, the quality of the games and the activity of the player on the field has been extremely increased.
Soccer is different. And if the draws were 11-11 rather than 0-0, then such rules would not have been proposed.

Applying it to chess will penalize the hard-fought draws unfairly.

Desmond
26-10-2010, 05:41 PM
Fantastic that Hamish has made this donation to the tournament ! :clap: Yes very generous. :) :clap:

ER
26-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Soccer is different...

Jono, long time no see! :) how are you??? BTW it 'll be nice (and inspiring) for our Chess Community, if your contribution to this thread, included a few encouraging comments as well.
I am sure a bit of a positive effort coming from you, would certainly add a few more entries to our list! :)

Adamski
27-10-2010, 07:57 AM
Fantastic that Hamish has made this donation to the tournament ! :clap:

Good to see George has joined James and Molthun at the top of the entries too !

First prize is starting to look seriously attractive and hopefully will draw in a couple more big names.

The Gold Coast at that time of year is great so don't hesitate to come on up. Bring the togs and sunscreen !

Would be very nice if this tournament could be successful and establish itself along with the Melbourne Cup weekender, Doeberl and the SIO as an Australian Grand Slam of 9 round FIDE opens on the Australian calander.


cheers
Garrett.Ditto to all that Garrett said. Well done, Hamish, and good luck to the organisers and competitors at the lovely Gold Coast!

Kings of chess
28-10-2010, 09:42 PM
Fantastic that Hamish has made this donation to the tournament ! :clap:

Good to see George has joined James and Molthun at the top of the entries too !

First prize is starting to look seriously attractive and hopefully will draw in a couple more big names.

The Gold Coast at that time of year is great so don't hesitate to come on up. Bring the togs and sunscreen !

Would be very nice if this tournament could be successful and establish itself along with the Melbourne Cup weekender, Doeberl and the SIO as an Australian Grand Slam of 9 round FIDE opens on the Australian calander.


cheers
Garrett.

Thanks Garrett for the nice words.
We hope that more players and chess lovers will follow yours,Hamish steps.

I would like to recap this again: this is a great chance for Queensland to establish a strong FIDE tournament which will repeat every year. International interest for this tournament is very high but ....

Message to all Queenslanders / Australians and other citizens:
If you would like to have something to be proud of in the future and to tell the upcoming chess generations that this event is the creation of Queensland Chess Unity, there is no better time. Let's do it together, and build up this event.

If you would like to sponsor or donate, contact us at:
doors113@bigpond.com

This event has now been supported by No.1 Australian Player, who just entered
the 2010 Gold Coast International Chess Festival:

GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (2583)
http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Zhao.jpg

Basil
28-10-2010, 11:49 PM
I would like to recap this again: this is a great chance for Queensland to establish a strong FIDE tournament which will repeat every year. International interest for this tournament is very high but ....

Message to all Queenslanders / Australians and other citizens:
If you would like to have something to be proud of in the future and to tell the upcoming chess generations that this event is the creation of Queensland Chess Unity, there is no better time. Let's do it together, and build up this event.
Caaaaarrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnn !!!!!!!!!!

Kings of chess
30-10-2010, 08:58 AM
The Latest Entry:
WFM Emma Guo ACT (1964)

See: registered players (http://chess-results.com/Tnr35523.aspx?lan=1)
or
use this link:
http://chess-results.com/Tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

Kings of chess
02-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Registered players:

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Entries.png

Please note:
Some of the registered players need to proceed with the payment of the entry fee. Thank you.

Kings of chess
03-11-2010, 09:55 PM
Registered players:

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Entries.png

Please note:
Some of the registered players need to proceed with the payment of the entry fee. Thank you.


The latest Entry:
Sally Yu (1889) VIC

and more Victorians are coming :D !!!!!

So far NSW players are the strongest by rating averages:lol: .

...The Venue limit: only 70 seats available, if we put any more chairs, the players will be swallowed by the ocean's waves......:hmm:

ER
03-11-2010, 10:28 PM
The latest Entry:
Sally Yu (1889) VIC

and more Victorians are coming :D !!!!!
Go the Vics!!!


So far NSW players are the strongest by rating averages:lol: .

We 'll gather the big guns, we 'll team up with the Queenslanders and we shall fight them on the beaches!



...The Venue limit: only 70 seats available, if we put any more chairs, the players will be swallowed by the ocean's waves......:hmm:

We shall still fight them on the beaches (provided the sharks are kept at bay) :hmm: :lol:

Amir message received thanks! :)

Lekko
04-11-2010, 06:24 PM
Note: Entrants must be current CAQ members;
If I'm not a member, and I want to enter, what do I do?

Kings of chess
04-11-2010, 07:34 PM
If I'm not a member, and I want to enter, what do I do?

If you are a member of any other state association, you do not have to be a member of CAQ.
To register go to:
Registration page! (http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html)

Kings of chess
04-11-2010, 08:15 PM
Registered players:

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Entries.png

Please note:
Some of the registered players need to proceed with the payment of the entry fee. Thank you.

The Latest Entries:
Sally Yu (1889) VIC

Frank Lekkas (1914) VIC

Please Note: 70 seats available only!

Kings of chess
05-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Coming soon:

More great news!

Kings of chess
05-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Thanks to ICC Internet chess club for the support of 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival again.
Several players will receive 1 Year Free Memberships or 6 months memberships ( or extensions).

http://surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Images/ICCjpg.jpg


As GM Smerdon said ICC helped him to improve his chess knowledge.
More great news from ICC is coming.

ER
05-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Thanks to ICC Internet chess club for the support of 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival again.
Several players will receive 1 Year Free Memberships or 6 months memberships ( or extensions).

http://surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Images/ICCjpg.jpg


As GM Smerdon said ICC helped him to improve his chess knowledge.
More great news from ICC is coming.

Amir, that's a major breakthrough!!! Congratulations to you and the rest of the Kings of Chess team!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Kings of chess
06-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Amir, that's a major breakthrough!!! Congratulations to you and the rest of the Kings of Chess team!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks JAK.
Thanks to ICC Internet chess club again.
This is now 4th Year in a row of ICC sponsorship.
Also something special is possible to happen, thank again to ICC but... We have to first organise something before......
http://surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Images/ICCjpg.jpg

Kings of chess
06-11-2010, 03:53 PM
The latest entries:

Andrew Brown (2175)ACT

Jonas Muller (1957) QLD

+
A possibility is to register 2nd Grandmaster in the tournament soon

Kings of chess
06-11-2010, 04:36 PM
The latest entries:

Andrew Brown (2175)ACT

Jonas Muller (1957) QLD

+
A possibility is to register 2nd Grandmaster in the tournament soon


http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/entries511b.png

Kings of chess
08-11-2010, 10:32 PM
http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/entries511b.png

The latest additional entries:

Michael Addamo (FIDE 1860) VIC
David Topol (UNR) VIC
Alex Ruddy (ACF 1625) QLD

There is now 40 players.
70 Players is the capacity of the venue.
The Venue:
- is airconditioned
- above it is restaurant with great food and a nice balcony with a view of the beach
- next to the venue is a big park with the tables and barbeqe options
- you can walk along the beach to the venue(Kurrawa Surf Club-Broadbeach) from either sides: Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Burleigh Waters (the busses operate frequently along Gold Coast Highway to the Broadbeach, every 15 minutes at least). Broadbeach is a safe and quiet place with excellent restaurant and fast food choices.

Lekko
08-11-2010, 11:39 PM
The latest additional entries:

Michael Addamo (FIDE 1860) VIC
David Topol (UNR) VIC
Alex Ruddy (ACF 1625) QLD

There is now 40 players.
70 Players is the capacity of the venue.
The Venue:
- is airconditioned
- above it is restaurant with great food and a nice balcony with a view of the beach
- next to the venue is a big park with the tables and barbeqe options
- you can walk along the beach to the venue(Kurrawa Surf Club-Broadbeach) from either sides: Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Burleigh Waters (the busses operate frequently along Gold Coast Highway to the Broadbeach, every 15 minutes at least). Broadbeach is a safe and quiet place with excellent restaurant and fast food choices.
The band is back together.

Adamski
10-11-2010, 07:25 AM
Coming soon:

More great news!
Congratulations, Amir and team. This is looking like a really strong tournament!

that Caesar guy
10-11-2010, 05:40 PM
The band is back together.
It's like the Three Amigos...and Addamo. :P

Lekko
10-11-2010, 05:41 PM
It's like the Three Amigos...and Addamo. :P
Lol poor addamo

Who is this grandmaster?

mikesguns
10-11-2010, 06:13 PM
Stfu you morris

Kings of chess
11-11-2010, 09:09 PM
Congratulations, Amir and team. This is looking like a really strong tournament!
Thank you Adamski.

Kings of chess
11-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Today, we have received 5 books from
Kevin Casey (who is the author) donated for the prizes:
"Australian Chess Brilliances"

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Caseybooks.jpg

Thank you very much Kevin.

mikesguns
12-11-2010, 11:10 AM
Are there are updates as to who will be doing the Simul on Broadbeach Mall: 30 December 2010 at 1.30pm?

Kings of chess
13-11-2010, 06:28 AM
Are there are updates as to who will be doing the Simul on Broadbeach Mall: 30 December 2010 at 1.30pm?

Maddam12,
We are working on it and should be announced within 10 days.
Perhaps, even early next week.
Thank you

Kings of chess
15-11-2010, 08:58 PM
Thanks to ICC Internet chess club for the support of 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival again.
Several players will receive 1 Year Free Memberships or 6 months memberships ( or extensions).

http://surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Images/ICCjpg.jpg


As GM Smerdon said ICC helped him improve his chess knowledge.
More great news from ICC is coming.

Great news, again thanks to ICC - Internet chess club (http://www.chessclub.com):

Board No 1 and perhaps Board No.2 will be relayed LIVE on ICC, also players who like to follow live games and chat about the game can kibitz at the same time (Jono , who lives in USA will love this one).

Capablanca-Fan
17-11-2010, 05:34 AM
Great news, again thanks to ICC - Internet chess club (http://www.chessclub.com):

Board No 1 and perhaps Board No.2 will be relayed LIVE on ICC, also players who like to follow live games and chat about the game can kibitz at the same time (Jono , who lives in USA will love this one).
Thanks, Amir. I hope a lot of my Logan club mates will turn up.

Kings of chess
22-11-2010, 05:55 AM
There is no better place to look for a complete Family holiday:

Swim, surf and play chess, only between the flags!


http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/currumbin_100055.jpg

Kings of chess
24-11-2010, 05:46 AM
2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival:

Venue at Kurrawa Surf Club, Old Burleigh Rd – Beach side, opposite of Oasis Shopping centre at Broadbeach.
Event 1:
Surfers Paradise Open FIDE Tournament:
26th – 30th December 2010, 9 rounds FIDE
LIVE GAME with Monroi
Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix Class 3
Chief Arbiter: IA Gary Bekker
Deputy Arbiter: Amir Karibasic ph 0061 – 0414 673228
Assistants: Doug Williams, Raymond Lapitan, Nenad Chelebichanin
SESSION TIMES:
Sunday, 26/12/2010 : Registration 10-11.30AM,
Opening Ceremony : 11.30-11.50am
26th December: Rd1 11.50am, Rd 2 4.00pm,
27th December: Rd3 09.30am, Rd4 1pm
28th December: Rd5 09.00am, Rd6 1.00pm
29th December: Rd7 09.30am, Rd8 1pm
30th December: Rd9 9am
Closing Ceremony at 12.30pm
ENTRY FEE: $ 120 ( Free for GMs, WGMs, IMs,WIMs )
Late entry fees will apply after 01/12/2010.
3 points for a win / 1 point for a draw
2 x 1 point Bye available but not on the last day
TIME CONTROLS: 90min + 30 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $1500, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200
Under 2000 rating: $500 $200
Best unrated $200 $150 $100
Best Female $500 2nd Best Female $200
Prizes may be increased in accordance to the number of the registered players.

Post with fee to: Kings of Chess Inc, PO Box 5253,
Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Q 4218, Australia

Direct bank deposit to: Kings of chess Inc, ANZ,
Swift Code: ANZBAU3M
BSB 014 688, Acc. Number: 4895 63975
Fax. (0061) 07 5578 6171
Enquiries: (0061) 07 5578 5872 Mob (0061) 0414 673 228
Email: doors113@bigpond.com Web: www.kingsofchess.biz

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/surfers-paradise_006054.jpg

Kings of chess
26-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Important notice in regards to the payment of the entry fee:
We are still expecting payments from several registered players, which is due by 01/12/2010. We would be appreciate the payments arriving on time.

Now we have added paypal options to the payments:
http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/schedule.html (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/schedule.html)

Simul organization is in the progress and should not take long to announce all further details.

We have now reached over 40 registered players and soon we shall receive all payments.
Further more the prize money will increase. Thank-you to the following people and organizations:
Maccabi Junior chess club and Mr.Steven Pearson (purchased Monroi complete system )
David J Jones (purchased Monroi PCM-personal chess manager)
Mark Cervenjak (purchased some chess boards)

Kings of chess
27-11-2010, 09:10 PM
Important notice in regards to the payment of the entry fee:
We are still expecting payments from several registered players, which is due by 01/12/2010. We would be appreciate the payments arriving on time.

Now we have added paypal options to the payments:
http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/schedule.html (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/schedule.html)

Simul organization is in the progress and should not take long to announce all further details.

We have now reached over 40 registered players and soon we shall receive all payments.
Further more the prize money will increase. Thank-you to the following people and organizations:
Maccabi Junior chess club and Mr.Steven Pearson (purchased Monroi complete system )
David J Jones (purchased Monroi PCM-personal chess manager)
Mark Cervenjak (purchased some chess boards)

Thanks to ACT for the support
and to FM Junta Ikeda (2262)for the registration.

The Interest of the tournament has been intensified, and we are soon approaching a number of 50 participants.
Once again, the limit is 70 players.Today I visited the venue at Kurrawa Surf Club, and had a short lunch with the club members on the balcony, along beautiful view of the ocean.
Broadbeach Mall looks exciting, and I can not wait to see all of the Simul players performing there.
Grandmaster Zhao Zong Yuan, IM James Morris, Moulthun Ly + 5 more players including 2 girls who are going to verse The Australian Public.

Kings of chess
28-11-2010, 01:45 PM
The Latest prize increase:
1st unrated from $200 to $500 increase.

This prize can be won by: FIDE unrated, ACF unrated or ACF rated player.

Desmond
28-11-2010, 02:37 PM
The Latest prize increase:
1st unrated from $200 to $500 increase.

This prize can be won by: FIDE unrated, ACF unrated or ACF rated player.
Are you saying that a FIDE-unrated but ACF-rated player would be eligible?

Kings of chess
28-11-2010, 05:49 PM
Are you saying that a FIDE-unrated but ACF-rated player would be eligible?


Unrated prizes with an ACF Limit > up to 1700 (any other country rating will be estimated).

Kings of chess
28-11-2010, 07:51 PM
Unrated prizes with an ACF Limit > up to 1700 (any other country rating will be estimated).

The players, for example, Boris with an ACF rating of 1834, but is FIDE unrated, are eligible for any other prize in the open division or under 2000 FIDE rating.

ER
28-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Great news Amir! :clap: :clap: Another great initiative! :)

Kings of chess
02-12-2010, 10:11 PM
24 Days to go...


Many players are excited and cannot wait .....
The prize fund of over $4000 is guaranteed including the $1500 first prize.

With 7 Entries in the Girls/Women section, Best Female 1st Prize $500 and 2nd prize $200 are now guaranteed.
The latest entry in "the female prize section" : Abbie Kanagarajah (1644)

Kings of chess
04-12-2010, 02:09 AM
See attached Simul pdf file and please choose your opponent:

Simul in Broadbeach Mall (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/multi-simul-2010-02c.pdf)



or use this link:
http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/multi-simul-2010-02c.pdf

ER
04-12-2010, 02:24 AM
hehe, I pick No. 6 Leteisha Simmonds, Australian girl champion! :clap: Psst Amir, I hope she remembers I interviewed her mum for the ChessChat Forum and won't be so harsh on me! :)

Kings of chess
04-12-2010, 07:33 PM
hehe, I pick No. 6 Leteisha Simmonds, Australian girl champion! :clap: Psst Amir, I hope she remembers I interviewed her mum for the ChessChat Forum and won't be so harsh on me! :)


Thanks JAK for the great support. Good luck with your game.

I have forgotten to say and announce a big Thank you to Nenad Chelebichanin(Kings of chess club member) for the preparation of all matters in regards to the Simul. Nenad has worked hard and deserves an applaud:clap:

Also another prize increase is coming soon, and much better great news, and a very nice offer by Chess Legend Alexei Shirov in contribution to the support of the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival..

MIRKO
05-12-2010, 12:34 PM
hehe, I pick No. 6 Leteisha Simmonds, Australian girl champion! :clap: Psst Amir, I hope she remembers I interviewed her mum for the ChessChat Forum and won't be so harsh on me! :)
Hey Jak,where can i find your interviews?

ER
05-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Hi Mirko, you will find the interviews in the AN INTERVIEW thread in GENERAL CHESS CHAT! :)
Or go to the indexed list (Dr Kevin Bonham organised that in alphabetical order) here:
http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=5069
And click on the one(s) that interest you!
Happy reading! :)

Kings of chess
05-12-2010, 09:18 PM
New Prize : Craig Stewart Brilliancy Prize $150

Thanks to Craig Stewart for donating $150 for the Brilliancy Prize for the best game in the tournament.....

...but...who is going to be the Judge???


Here is the solution:

Hello Amir

I wish you do well with the organizing of this event and if you want me to judge the brilliancy prize, I would gladly do it, maybe it could be a good New Year's gift for the lucky winner. :)

All the best for the whole family!

Alexei Shirov

Adamski
05-12-2010, 09:53 PM
Well done, Amir, to get Super-GM Shirov on board (again). A great judge for the brilliancy prize!

ChoiSeulKi
06-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Amir,
I have sent you an e-mail already to register for 30th of December.
Something confuses me, though - By 'Broadbeach Shopping center',
Do you mean The oasis Shopping center?
Thanks.

ER
06-12-2010, 08:26 PM
New Prize : Craig Stewart Brilliancy Prize $150

Thanks to Craig Stewart for donating $150 for the Brilliancy Prize for the best game in the tournament.....

...but...who is going to be the Judge???


Here is the solution:

Hello Amir

I wish you do well with the organizing of this event and if you want me to judge the brilliancy prize, I would gladly do it, maybe it could be a good New Year's gift for the lucky winner. :)

All the best for the whole family!

Alexei Shirov

It is not accidental that Super GM Alexei Shirov, apart from being one of the best players Chess has ever produced is a fine human being popular amongst young and old allover the world! :clap: It is a great honour to have personalities of that callibre supporting the event.

It's also a great honour for me to participate in a tournament that dedicated and magnamimous people such as my friend Geogre, Craig and so many others contribute to its success. :clap:

Finally, it shows the respect of our chess community to Amir and the other Kings and Queens of Chess! :clap:

Kings of chess
08-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Amir,
I have sent you an e-mail already to register for 30th of December.
Something confuses me, though - By 'Broadbeach Shopping center',
Do you mean The oasis Shopping center?
Thanks.

Yes, correct is: The Oasis Shopping Center.
Good luck with your game.
Free Pizzas:owned: will be available after the Simul....or just before the end....

Kings of chess
08-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Well done, Amir, to get Super-GM Shirov on board (again). A great judge for the brilliancy prize!


Thank-you to Adamski and JAK, for the kind words.

It is great to have Super GM Alexei Shirov as the judge of the brilliancy prize at the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival. Let's recall on the game of 2008 Brilliancy Prize Winner, Giang Nguyen 2127:


Event: Bendigo Bank Surfers Paradise Open 2008
Site: Gold Coast Australia
Date: 2008.08.30
Round: 4
White: Nguyen, Giang
Black: Liu, Yi
Result: 1-0
ECO: C00
WhiteElo: 2127
BlackElo: 1684
PlyCount: 53
EventDate: 2008.08.29
EventType: team
EventCountry: AUS

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 Be7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 c5 7. O-O b5 8. e5
Nfd7 9. Re1 Nc6 10. Nf1 a5 11. Bf4 Ba6 12. h4 a4 13. N1h2 b4 14. Ng5 a3 15.
bxa3 bxa3 16. Qh5 h6 17. Ng4 hxg5 18. hxg5 Nd4 19. Be4 dxe4 20. Kg2 e3 21. fxe3
Bb7+ 22. e4 Bxg5 23. Bxg5 f6 24. Nh6+ gxh6 25. Qg6+ Kh8 26. Qxh6+ Kg8 27. Qg6+
1-0

Desmond
08-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Well done, Amir, to get Super-GM Shirov on board (again). A great judge for the brilliancy prize!
Yes well done, Amir. :clap:

Lekko
08-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Unbelievable game, thats going to be hard to beat...


Yes, correct is: The Oasis Shopping Center.
Good luck with your game.
Free Pizzas:owned: will be available after the Simul....or just before the end....
I think I'm gonna really enjoy myself that week :D

ChoiSeulKi
08-12-2010, 11:08 PM
Yes, correct is: The Oasis Shopping Center.
Good luck with your game.
Free Pizzas:owned: will be available after the Simul....or just before the end....

Thanks Amir!!
;O FREE PIZZA!!!!!!
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kings of chess
09-12-2010, 07:39 PM
To participate in the Simul click on this link: Registration (http://www.beginners.kingsofchess.biz/Simul%20Regio.html)

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/SML.png

Kings of chess
10-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Simul - Rating guide for pairings:
1. GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, ACF 2579, versus ACF 1000-2200
2. Moulthun Ly, ACF 2288, versus ACF 1000-2000
3. IM James Morris, ACF 2190, versus ACF 1000-2000
4. WFM Emma Guo, ACF 1856, versus ACF 800-1600
5. Daniel Lapitan, ACF 1413, versus ACF/Q-junior below 1200 and unrated
6. Leteisha Simmonds, ACF 1483, versus ACF/junior below 1200 and unrated
7. Abbie Kanagarajah, ACF 1392, versus ACF/junior below 1200 and unrated
8. Melanie Karibasic, junior 1003, versus junior below 800 and unrated
Note: Players without any rating may be given a provisional rating, as estimated by the Organiser.

Kings of chess
12-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Thank-you to Bendigo Bank for sponsoring the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival for the third Year in the road.



http://kingsofchess.biz/images-sponsors/BendigoLogo.jpg

Kings of chess
13-12-2010, 08:34 PM
13 days to go:

The entries so far:
Please Note: *2 Entries without a reference have been deposited*
Registered Players for the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival:


Name and Surname Title Fide Rating ACF Rating State Confirmed

1. Zong-Yuan Zhao GM 2586 NSW YES

2. George Xie IM 2478 NSW YES

3. Priborsky Jan 2361 CZE NO

4. Moulthun Ly 2321 QLD YES

5. Junta Ikeda FM 2262 ACT YES

6. James Morris IM 2240 VIC YES

7. Andrew Brown 2175 ACT NO

8. Gene Nakauchi FM 2128 QLD NO

9. Rajko Mastilovic CM 2085 QLD NO

10. Lachlan Benson 2032 NSW NO

11. Emma Guo WFM 1965 ACT YES

12. Jonas Muller 1957 QLD YES

13. George Lester 1934 QLD YES

14. Tony Weller 1932 QLD YES

15. Alex Stahnke 1922 QLD YES

16. Nicholas Deen-Cowell 1917 NSW YES

17. Frank Lekkas 1914 VIC YES

18. Hamish Selnes 1895 QLD YES

19. Sally Yu 1889 VIC YES

20. Michael Addamo 1860 VIC YES

21. Brian Thomas 1834 QLD YES

22. Stephen Myers 1805 NSW NO

23. Anton Sarah 1804 VIC YES

24. N T Ousmand 1757 SRI YES

25. Amin Fazel 1683 IRI NO

26. Alex Rudd 1683 QLD NO

27. Elliot Renzies 1673 VIC YES

28. Marcin Muller 1661 POL NO

29. Abbie Kanagarajah 1644 QLD YES

30. Oleg Kitikov 1639 KGZ YES

31. Daniel Lapitan 1638 QLD YES

32. Leteisha Simmonds 1622 QLD YES

33. Jack Shanks 1591 QLD YES

34. Craig Stewart 1548 QLD YES

35. Jack Kai Qian 1505 QLD YES

36. Axel Stahnke 1505 QLD YES

37. V T Ousmand 1452 QLD YES

38. Mark Cervenjak 1417 QLD YES

39. Martin Jack 1409 QLD YES

40. Ryan Louie 1334 QLD YES

41. Hans Peter Muller 1181 QLD YES

42. John Humphrey 1173 QLD YES

43. Peter Bender 1071 QLD YES

44. Sabin Karibasic 1031 QLD YES

45. Jeremy Mullaly 1028 QLD YES

46. Matthew Cervenjak 1031 QLD YES

47. Greg Hesse 953 QLD YES

48. Jared Louie 757 QLD YES

49. Melanie Karibasic 686 QLD YES

50. Daniel Nowshadi 546 QLD YES

51. Ashleigh Coyle QLD NO

52. Kazim Fazel IRI NO

53. Jordan He 586 QLD YES

54. Alexander Malejewicz 1586 VIC NO

55. David Topol VIC YES

Kings of chess
14-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Just a friedly reminder about scoring system:

3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
0 point for lose
1 point for Bye

Depending on the weather conditions, there is a possibilty that a barbecue shall be held beside the venue,
in Broadbeach Park :lol: .See you at lunch time....;)

MIRKO
14-12-2010, 05:25 PM
Just a friedly reminder about scoring system:

3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
0 point for lose
1 point for Bye

Depending on the weather conditions, there is a possibilty that a barbecue shall be held beside the venue,
in Broadbeach Park :lol: .See you at lunch time....;)
Amir this tournament is shaping up to be the best ever!!!can't wait pizza,bbq in the park!! I will bring a soccer ball and show "JAK" how i can kick the ball!!!!and yes try to win a few games of chess.If you want to join this great tournament register while there is still time!!! see you soon .

mikesguns
14-12-2010, 05:43 PM
Just a friedly reminder about scoring system:

3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
0 point for lose
1 point for Bye

Depending on the weather conditions, there is a possibilty that a barbecue shall be held beside the venue,
in Broadbeach Park :lol: .See you at lunch time....;)
I like the soccer scoring system stops people from taking short draws, known as a GM draw

Lekko
14-12-2010, 06:03 PM
can't wait pizza,bbq in the park!!
You can't wait!?!?!? I'm bouncing off the walls! :D

Brian_Jones
15-12-2010, 08:40 AM
Amir, as this is one of the last GP events of 2010, please email me the SP files as soon as possible so I can calculate the GP winners!

Kings of chess
16-12-2010, 09:09 PM
Amir, as this is one of the last GP events of 2010, please email me the SP files as soon as possible so I can calculate the GP winners!

No Problemo Brian.

Kings of chess
16-12-2010, 09:55 PM
And now we would like to offer something special for 3-4 players:

For 3 players group special offer:

Accommodation (1 Room / 4Nights) + Entry Fee= Each player $200
If group of 4 players will be formed, than total amount for each player will be $150.
The Room is large and refubrished.

Form your group and email us information about players at: info@kingsofchess.biz


Offer is valid:

1. For unregistered players only
2. For the players outside Gold Coast and Brisbane area
3. The Players from all other States are eligible.
4. This special packages expires on Sunday midnight, 19/12/2010.
5. Payment is required by submission and registration of the group.
6. Only 1 room available

Kings of chess
17-12-2010, 05:05 PM
Every morning from 27-30th of December we are going to be holding:

"Chess Brunch on the Beach", this will include:

- a video recording will be released to the Public later afternoon.
- Every day 2 players will be suprise VIP's in our studio "Chess Brunch on the Beach" for the Interviews and comments about the previous day, games, special moments etc.
VIP's guests shall join us for free coffee, tea and munchies right on the beach.


...but who will be the hosts?
...more info coming soon...

ER
17-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Hi Amir
Your PM bank in chessChat is full, make sure you make some withdrawals! :lol:

I 've sent email :)
Cheers

Kings of chess
17-12-2010, 05:43 PM
Every morning from 27-30th of December we are going to be holding:

"Chess Brunch on the Beach", this will include:

- a video recording will be released to the Public later afternoon.
- Every day 2 players will be suprise VIP's in our studio "Chess Brunch on the Beach" for the Interviews and comments about the previous day, games, special moments etc.
VIP's guests shall join us for free coffee, tea and munchies right on the beach.


...but who will be the hosts?
...more info coming soon...

JAK was candidate No.1 as host but he will be busy traveling around GC with his guests from the USA.

Watto
17-12-2010, 06:02 PM
Looks like it should be a great tournament. Good luck to all the Victorians! :)

Kings of chess
17-12-2010, 08:29 PM
And now we would like to offer something special for 3-4 players:

For 3 players group special offer:

Accommodation (1 Room / 4Nights) + Entry Fee= Each player $200
If group of 4 players will be formed, than total amount for each player will be $150.
The Room is large and refubrished.

Form your group and email us information about players at: info@kingsofchess.biz


Offer is valid:

1. For unregistered players only
2. For the players outside Gold Coast and Brisbane area
3. The Players from all other States are eligible.
4. This special packages expires on Sunday midnight, 19/12/2010.
5. Payment is required by submission and registration of the group.
6. Only 1 room available


We apologise to the Nakauchi Family for not identifying their payments for FM Gene Nakauchi and Ray Nakauchi, now these entries are confirmed.

MIRKO
19-12-2010, 11:06 AM
It seemed far away but not anymore,it's time to get the dust of the chess books and prepare for the tournament,better late than never!!!The weather looks ideal for chess.see you there Amir.

Kings of chess
19-12-2010, 12:30 PM
Yes, MIRKO only 6 Days left, BTW..how is weather down in Victoria:lol: ?

Right now I am replacing the batteries on the chessclocks:lol: .


Thank-you to Andrew Brown 2175 (ACT) for confirming his particpation in the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival.


Also I would like to say again Thank-you to all the players who registered in this event and supported our club.

I am looking forward to this event and meeting all the players, who previously haven't participated in our events before, as GM Zhao, IM Xie, IM Morris, FM Junta Ikeda, Andrew Brown, Elliot Renzies, Frank Lekkas, David Topol, Michael Adammo etc.

Kings of chess
20-12-2010, 09:55 PM
The entries are moving forward again:
Thank-you to:
Danile McCarthy 1387 QLD
Nathan Tam 1267 NSW
Michael McGee 1631 QLD

Let's recap the additional prizes:

4 x 1 Year of ICC Memebership - thank-you to ICC Internet chess club (http://www.chessclub.com)

5 Books donated by George Lester ( Studying Chess Made Easy, author: Andrew Soltis, according to George it is 'one of the best books he has ever read' )

5 Books Donated by Kevin Casey ( Kevin Casey alone wrote this book "Australian Chess Brilliancies" )

ER
20-12-2010, 11:54 PM
Hi Amir
Please consider a

CHESS MASTER 10th Edition, as a junior prize

They tell me it's a good learning program, I don't know, I 've never bothered to load it.

BTW what's the dress code for the Club?

Kings of chess
21-12-2010, 06:07 PM
Hi Amir
Please consider a

CHESS MASTER 10th Edition, as a junior prize

They tell me it's a good learning program, I don't know, I 've never bothered to load it.

BTW what's the dress code for the Club?
(I will know tomorrow more about Kurrawa Surf Club rules).


Thank-you JAK.
I am sure one of the Juniors will be happy to verse Chess Master.

Kings of chess
21-12-2010, 06:13 PM
Rajko Mastilovich NZ(2085) did confirm his entry.

New Entry: Charlie Guo QLD 1284


C'mon girls:
Best Female $500
2nd best female $200

Lekko
21-12-2010, 06:21 PM
There's a dress code? And here I was packing hoodies and tracksuit pants ...

mikesguns
21-12-2010, 06:24 PM
There's a dress code? And here I was packing hoodies and tracksuit pants ...
Its summer what are you talking about singlets and shorts

Lekko
21-12-2010, 06:26 PM
Its summer what are you talking about singlets and shorts
Well it says on their site "casual clothing, no singlets".

ER
22-12-2010, 04:38 AM
There's a dress code? And here I was packing hoodies and tracksuit pants ...

Better know thy codes (if there 're any) than searching for clothes stores at Broadbeach minutes before the tournament starts! :P

Kings of chess
22-12-2010, 05:25 PM
We have reached an official 52 Entries, see Confirmed Entries (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1)

or see this link:http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1


On the reserve list without payments, we have 12 Entries.

5 Payments do not have ID

The Venue capacity: 70 players


Thank-you to Mr Lalo Laurent from New Caledonia, as the latest entrant.

ChoiSeulKi
23-12-2010, 01:49 AM
Ooo!
This sounds like it is going to be fun!
Just a bit scared, though...
O.o

kelesis
23-12-2010, 03:27 PM
Can I buy alcohol at the venue, or do I have to bring my own?

mikesguns
23-12-2010, 07:39 PM
So what is the dress code?

Adamski
23-12-2010, 10:38 PM
So what is the dress code?
Dress is mandatory, MA.

Lekko
23-12-2010, 10:43 PM
Dress is mandatory, MA.
Rats.

that Caesar guy
23-12-2010, 11:01 PM
Rats.
What are you talking about, you've got about 6 dresses, you'll be fine ;)

Kings of chess
23-12-2010, 11:11 PM
In regards to the dress code:

The same apparel as you would wear in a major chess event.

Lekko
23-12-2010, 11:15 PM
What are you talking about, you've got about 6 dresses, you'll be fine ;)
Nah those are your mums, she left them here last time she was over...


In regards to the dress code:

The same apparel as you would wear in a major chess event.
So... jeans, colourful tshirt and a hoodie are fine?

Kings of chess
23-12-2010, 11:29 PM
Nah those are your mums, she left them here last time she was over...


So... jeans, colourful tshirt and a hoodie are fine?


I am sure that you are going to have a lot of fun in Surfers Paradise and excotic Broadbeach.:lol: .

Kings of chess
24-12-2010, 05:29 AM
Important notes about the Venue: Kurrawa Surf Club

1. This is not the same venue where the 2007 Surfers Paradise Open has been held.


2. For the players using the road or are coming from the M1 Pacific Highway, use exit 71 if you coming from Brisbane and drive along Broadbeach Nerang Rd until the Road ends (you will be close to the Beach), than turn left and drive 100m straight and on the right side you will see Kurrawa Surf Club.

3. Here is the Link with the map: Kurrawa Surf Club (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Pacific+Highway,+Nerang+Broadbeach+Rd&daddr=%22Beachside%22+Old+Burleigh+Road,+Broadbeac h+QLD+4218&geocode=%3BFQJOVP4d_DolCQ&gl=au&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=-28.02949,153.4345&sspn=0.000713,0.002401&ie=UTF8&ll=-28.011528,153.388023&spn=0.045617,0.153637&z=13)

4. This Venue is airconditioned.

Kings of chess
24-12-2010, 01:05 PM
10 Monroi PCM-s are ready for the Sunday warm up, on the day 1.

To follow round 1 use this link: LIVE GAMES (http://www.monroi.com/watch/?tnm_id=1391)

or use this link: www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html


Kings of chess club Inc and organizing commitee team would like to
give a big Thank-you to all registered players for the support.

Kings of chess
24-12-2010, 02:26 PM
Now we have another 6 payments without ID.

We have another 4 players who donated $120 each to the tournament, however, they cannot participate and would like to remain anonymous. They are sure that they are going to make it next year, also they asked me whether we are going to have 2 separate divisions.
Yes, next Year we are going to have 2 divisions and much more.

Once again, Thank-you to all Queenslanders, Australians and outsiders for the support and we are promising to work even harder next year in order to create 2011 Gold Coast Chess Festival as top a event.
.

Please Note:
Please, add your name or reference number next to your payment.

Kings of chess
24-12-2010, 02:48 PM
Now, Kings of chess Inc owns 1 DGT Board for LIVE GAMES and may be launched on Board 1.
We are working on the software preparation in order to start an ICC Live relay (..but we are already in ta "zeitnot":hmm: ).
Everything is working out fine, however, I am cautious not to over do myself with all the electronic equipment:hand: ..

However, I will try my best and work to my full extent:lol: :lol: .

Thank you for understanding;) ;)

Desmond
24-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Looks like it will be good weather for playing chess. :)

See you on Sunday.

Garvinator
24-12-2010, 05:02 PM
Looks like it will be good weather for playing chess. :)
And the beach is going to be sweet ;)

Lekko
24-12-2010, 05:05 PM
And the beach is going to be sweet ;)
Not if it rains >_>

Garvinator
24-12-2010, 05:22 PM
Not if it rains >_> That was meant to be the point of my ;). It has been raining a lot for the last couple of weeks and it will be raining for a couple of more weeks.

Lekko
24-12-2010, 05:40 PM
That was meant to be the point of my ;). It has been raining a lot for the last couple of weeks and it will be raining for a couple of more weeks.
If this was a facebook status i'd want to dislike it.

Well all we can do is hope for a Christmas miracle!

Desmond
24-12-2010, 06:10 PM
That was meant to be the point of my ;). It has been raining a lot for the last couple of weeks and it will be raining for a couple of more weeks.
Hence why it is good weather for chess :rolleyes:

that Caesar guy
24-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Hence why it is good weather for chess :rolleyes:
To be honest, I'm not sure it's more of a 'good weather for chess' thing, but rather more like a 'way too crap weather for anything else except chess or backgammon' thing ;)

Kings of chess
24-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Who is going to hold our famous trophy for this Year?:

2007 Winner: GM Dejan Antic
2008 Winner: GM David Smerdon
2009 Winner: Mr Moulthun Ly

http://kingsofchess.biz/GM%20Smerdon.jpg


In 2009 this trophy has been accidently moved by the cleaners at the Venue and placed under the boxes, so we owe Mr Moulthun Ly a one shot with Chess board trophy, however his name has been engraved as the winner of 2009.

Kevin Bonham
24-12-2010, 10:03 PM
That's a great perpetual trophy!

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 08:55 AM
That's a great perpetual trophy!

Thank you Kevin.

Even though Moulthun Ly didnt get a photo done with
the Surfers Paradise Open Trophy
last year we made sure that he had
his unforgettable moment with Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov;


http://kingsofchess.biz/myPictures/MoulthunShirov.jpg

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 09:04 AM
One of the evenings we are planing to conduct:

A blitz tournament:owned:

All participants will be asked to vote for: Yes or Of Course :lol: .

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 09:11 AM
Board 1::P
Will be transmitted live with Monroi LIVE GAMES (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html) (including 9 other boards)

and

Board 1 will be transmitted with:

DGT Board (http://remotegodzila.com/web/remotegodzila.com/tfd.htm) (link will be ready tomorrow in the morning)

Link:http://remotegodzila.com/web/remotegodzila.com/tfd.htm


Possibilty to run: live ICC relay if everything goes OK with DGT board No.1
I am slowly becoming a DGT Wizard in adapting to the utilization of the DGT System:owned: .

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 09:31 AM
Kings of chess Inc wish all Interstate and foreign players
a pleasant flight!:)

See you tomorrow!

Lekko
25-12-2010, 09:58 AM
One of the evenings we are planing to conduct:

A blitz tournament:owned:

All participants will be asked to vote for: Yes or Of Course :lol: .
is Hell yeah an option?

Leonid Sandler
25-12-2010, 09:58 AM
Good luck with the tournament Amir!

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 11:33 AM
is Hell yeah an option?

+Prizes :owned:

Coming soon!

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 11:34 AM
Good luck with the tournament Amir!

Thank you Leonid.
Hopefylly, you are not going to miss our event next Year:) .

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 11:46 AM
Gold Coast Airport is going to be very busy today.

No.1 Australian Player is due to arrive today:

GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (2583)

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Zhao.jpg


Followed by No.3 Australian player, IM>(GM..soon) George Xie 2478 and other promising players, IM James Morris 2240, Moulthun Ly 2321, FM Junta Ikeda 2260, Andrew Brown 2175, FM Nakauchi 2125, Rajko Mastilovic 2085, WFM Emma Guo 1965, Jonas Muller 1957, Yu Sally 1889:

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Trio%20strong2.png

See: Entries (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1)
or use this link:http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival is a FIDE rated, ACF rated and Junior rated event.

Brilliancy Prize Judge: Super GM Alexei Shirov who would like to make someone happy for the new Year's Eve with a gift
of $150

If you think that your game deserves Craig Stewart Brilliancy Prize with the amount of $150, please forward the game with your
scoresheet to one of the Organizing Committe members with their Kings of chess shirts:
Nenad Chelebichanin, Douglas Williams, Raymond Lapitan and Amir Karibasic.

Kings of chess
25-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Gold Coast Airport is going to be very busy today.

No.1 Australian Player is due to arrive today:

GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (2583)

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Zhao.jpg


Followed by No.3 Australian player, IM>(GM..soon) George Xie 2478 and other promising players, IM James Morris 2240, Moulthun Ly 2321, FM Junta Ikeda 2260, Andrew Brown 2175, FM Nakauchi 2125, Rajko Mastilovic 2085, WFM Emma Guo 1965, Jonas Muller 1957, Yu Sally 1889:

http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/Fotos/Trio%20strong2.png

See: Entries (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1)
or use this link:http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival is a FIDE rated, ACF rated and Junior rated event.

Brilliancy Prize Judge: Super GM Alexei Shirov who would like to make someone happy for the new Year's Eve with a gift
of $150

If you think that your game deserves Craig Stewart Brilliancy Prize with the amount of $150, please forward the game with your
scoresheet to one of the Organizing Committe members with their Kings of chess shirts:
Nenad Chelebichanin, Douglas Williams, Raymond Lapitan and Amir Karibasic.


GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, IM George Xie, IM James Morris and his Victorian comrades Frank Lekkas, Michael Addamo and David Topol , Sally Yu, Andrew Brown and WFM Emma Guo have safely arrived to the Gold Coast

ER
26-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Lobsters $20 each, at Woolies beat that Mebourne!
whole day outing to GBF only $175 pissy bucks!
Registered, AMir and Co all smiles and bysy ... nice venue, looked for Garry to whinge about lighting, then I realised I had my sun glasses on... Looks really nice and bright now!
Talk to you later!
and Victorians stop whinging about the weather... You ve seen it all before! :P

Kings of chess
26-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

Laurent Lalo vs IM James Morris game is still on.

See: Live games (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html)

Kings of chess
26-12-2010, 07:33 PM
Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

Laurent Lalo vs IM James Morris game is still on.

See: Live games (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html)


The game of the day and Rd2 is still going live: Hamish Selnes vs IM George Xie

Z&MLoh
26-12-2010, 07:33 PM
There is an inconsistency with the results of Lalo vs Morris in Round 1. On International Chess-Results Server, it is recorded as Lalo 0-1 Morris but on Monroi it is recorded as Morris 0-1 Lalo.

Bereaved
26-12-2010, 07:36 PM
There is an inconsistency with the results of Lalo vs Morris in Round 1. On International Chess-Results Server, it is recorded as Lalo 0-1 Morris but on Monroi it is recorded as Morris 0-1 Lalo.


Monroi was wrong, not chess results

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Garvinator
26-12-2010, 10:03 PM
Has the 3 for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 for a loss point system been abandoned?

If so, why?

Results from chess-results are showing 1, 1/2, 0 scores.

Kings of chess
26-12-2010, 10:34 PM
Day 1 / Report by Douglas Williams (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/day%201%20report.pdf)

or

Use this link as guest:
http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/day%201%20report.pdf

Max Illingworth
26-12-2010, 10:42 PM
The report contains a few spelling errors, but that aside, a well-written report.

In the 2010 London Chess Classic the Bilbao scoring system made the difference between Carlsen finishing clear first and finishing third on tiebreak. I am interested to see how the different scoring system impacts on the top prizes.

One question: Will the Bilbao scoring system or standard 1/.5/0 scoring system be used to determine the pairings for each round?

Kings of chess
26-12-2010, 10:52 PM
The report contains a few spelling errors, but that aside, a well-written report.

In the 2010 London Chess Classic the Bilbao scoring system made the difference between Carlsen finishing clear first and finishing third on tiebreak. I am interested to see how the different scoring system impacts on the top prizes.

One question: Will the Bilbao scoring system or standard 1/.5/0 scoring system be used to determine the pairings for each round?

Standard scoring system has been used for the pairing.

If you use this link for: results (http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1) or http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

You can see at rankings, on the first line are Normal score points and second line are New system score points: 3 for win, 1 point for draw and 0 for the loss.

Garvinator
26-12-2010, 11:20 PM
Standard scoring system has been used for the pairing.That still does not explain the change from what was advertised for the tournament.

So I will ask my question differently. Why is 3/1/0 not being used for pairing purposes, when I think it is fair to say that this is the implication from the advertising that 3/1/0 will be used.

How are prizes going to be awarded? By 3/1/0 or 1/.5/0?

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 07:07 AM
The Tournament is going well and is on schedule:D .
All players are happy and have no complaints.

The Weather on the Gold Coast is a shocking:oops: .

The first time I met and spoke to the Australian No.1 player Grandmaster Zhao Zong-Yuan. I am happy to announce that we could not have any other No.1 player with a better personality. Happiness and a smile is all the time around him:clap:

IM George Xie is so far producing the most interesting games, followed by FM Junta Ikeda.

Wednesday Night at 6pm is scheduled : Blitz Tournament / 3minutes + 2 seconds-Time control
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 point for a loss:lol: ;) .

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 10:37 AM
2010 Gold Coast International Chess Tournament

Organizer(s) : KINGS OF CHESS CLUB
Tournament Director : Amir Karibasic, Nenad Chelebichanin, Douglas Williams and Raymond Lapitan
Chief or supervising arbiter : IA Gary Bekker
Arbiter : Amir Karibasic
Town : Kurrawa Surf Club at Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia
Rating-Ø : 1581
Date : 2010/12/26 To 2010/12/30



Rank after round 2

SNo. Name Rtg FED MP
1 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan 2586 AUS 6
2 IM Xie George Wendi 2478 AUS 6
3 Ly Moulthun 2321 AUS 6
4 FM Ikeda Junta 2262 AUS 6
5 IM Morris James 2240 AUS 6
6 Brown Andrew 2175 AUS 6
7 FM Nakauchi Gene 2128 AUS 6
10 Muller Jonas 1957 AUS 6
12 Weller Tony 1932 AUS 6
14 Deen-Cowell Nicholas 1917 AUS 6
9 WFM Guo Emma 1965 AUS 4
11 Lester George E 1934 AUS 4
17 Yu Sall 1889 AUS 4
19 Myers Stephen P 1805 AUS 4
25 Simmonds Leteisha 1622 AUS 4
27 Kitikov Oleg 1639 KGZ 4
13 Stahnke Alexander 1922 AUS 3
15 Lekkas Frank 1914 AUS 3
16 Selnes Hamish 1895 AUS 3
18 Addamo Michael 1860 AUS 3
21 Ousmand N T 1757 SRI 3
22 Renzies Elliott 1673 AUS 3
23 Kanagarajah Abbie 1644 AUS 3
24 Lapitan Daniel 1638 AUS 3
26 Thomas Brian 1834 AUS 3
31 Shanks Jack 1591 AUS 3
32 Laurent Lalo 1584 FRA 3
33 Stewart Craig A 1548 AUS 3
35 Ousmand V T 1452 SRI 3
36 Topol David 1435 AUS 3
37 Cervenjak Mark 1417 AUS 3
39 McCarthy Oliver 1387 AUS 3
40 Louie Ryan 1334 AUS 3
42 Guo Charlie 1267 NZL 3
49 Cervenjak Matthew 971 AUS 3
53 Karibasic Melanie 686 AUS 3
55 Nowshadi Daniel 546 AUS 3
29 T.Gacho Jr. Manuel 1611 AUS 1
43 Tam Nathan 1267 AUS 1
44 Muller Hans-Peter 1181 AUS 1
46 Bender Peter 1071 AUS 1
8 Mastilovich Rajko 2085 NZL 0
20 Ford Daniel 1781 AUS 0
47 Karibasic Sabin 1036 AUS 0
28 Forsyth Graham 1622 AUS 0
30 McGee Michael 1592 AUS 0
34 Stahnke Axel 1505 AUS 0
38 Jack Martin 1409 AUS 0
41 Coyle Ashleigh 1319 AUS 0
45 Humphrey John 1173 AUS 0
48 Mullaly Jeremy 1028 AUS 0
50 Hesse Greg 953 AUS 0
51 Louie Jared 757 AUS 0
52 Nakauchi Ray 688 AUS 0
54 He Jordan 663 AUS 0

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 11:14 AM
5 Monroi panels running smoothly with LIVE GAMES (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html)

or
use this link: www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 12:16 PM
5 Monroi panels running smoothly with LIVE GAMES (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html)

or
use this link: www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html


For all daily results, pairings and rankings of your Family members, friends etc. visit:

http://chess-results.com/Tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

This page has been updated every minute.

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 03:53 PM
For all daily results, pairings and rankings of your Family members, friends etc. visit:

http://chess-results.com/Tnr35523.aspx?lan=1

This page has been updated every minute.


Rankings after Rd3 in: pdf file (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/Rd3%20ranking.pdf);


http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/Rd3%20ranking.pdf


Rd4 resided with a late start, due to a suprise marathon-win by Andrew Brown over GM Zhao Zong Yuan in round 3.

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 04:49 PM
Wednesday night at 6pm:

Blitz tournament - 3minutes + 2 seconds increment

GM Zhao, FM Junta Ikeda, IM Morris and all other Victorians confirmed their entries.

Lekko
27-12-2010, 06:13 PM
great tournament so far! shame the weathers absolutely sh-ocking....

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Standings after Round 4:

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-2 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2321 2288 12 25.0 40.0 42.0
Ikeda, Junta ACT 2262 2238 12 21.0 39.0 42.0
3-4 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2128 2031 10 25.0 41.0 36.0
Xie, George NSW 2478 2463 10 22.0 36.0 36.0
5-12 Morris, James VIC 2240 2190 9 28.0 46.0 36.0
Brown, Andrew ACT 2175 2168 9 25.0 41.0 36.0
Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2586 2579 9 25.0 37.0 33.0
Muller, Jonas QLD 1957 1813 9 22.0 40.0 33.0
Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1917 1722 9 21.0 30.5 33.0
Lalo, Laurent OS 1584 1584 9 19.0 28.0 27.0
Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1638 1413 9 18.0 31.0 30.0
Lekkas, Frank VIC 1914 1755 9 18.0 30.0 30.0
13-21 Lester, George E QLD 1934 1867 7 21.0 35.0 28.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1965 1856 7 21.0 34.0 28.0
Thomas, Brian QLD 1834 1758 7 20.0 32.5 26.0
Addamo, Michael VIC 1860 1641 7 18.0 33.0 26.0
Yu, Sally VIC 1889 1725 7 18.0 31.0 26.0
Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1622 1483 7 18.0 25.0 25.0
Myers, Stephen P NSW 1805 1515 7 17.0 28.0 23.0
Kitikov, Oleg QLD 1639 1631 7 17.0 24.5 25.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1922 1705 7 14.0 25.0 21.0
22-32 Weller, Tony QLD 1932 1771 6 22.0 38.0 27.0
Ousmand, Nizami QLD 1757 1778 6 21.0 30.0 24.0
Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1644 1392 6 18.5 30.5 24.0
Selnes, Hamish QLD 1895 1679 6 18.0 29.0 21.0
Louie, Ryan QLD 1334 1334 6 17.0 29.0 21.0
McCarthy, Oliver QLD 1387 1273 6 16.0 26.0 21.0
Shanks, Jack VIC 1591 1546 6 15.5 28.0 21.0
Stahnke, Axel QLD 1505 1502 6 15.0 28.0 15.0
Karibasic, Melanie QLD 686 639 6 15.0 24.5 18.0
Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 971 1107 6 14.0 24.0 18.0
Topol, David VIC 1435 1435 6 13.0 22.5 18.0
33 Ford, Daniel QLD 1781 1532 5 14.5 26.0 18.0
34-40 Stewart, Craig A QLD 1548 1600 4 20.0 32.0 15.0
Bender, Peter G QLD 1071 1097 4 18.0 26.0 14.0
Gacho, Manuel QLD 1611 1611 4 15.0 26.0 13.0
Muller, Hans-Peter QLD 1181 1179 4 15.0 23.0 11.0
Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1417 1368 4 15.0 22.5 14.0
Renzies, Elliott VIC 1673 1298 4 14.0 22.5 17.0
Jack, Martin QLD 1409 1408 4 13.0 20.0 11.0
41-50 Guo, Charlie QLD 1267 1284 3 18.0 27.5 12.0
Nowshadi, Daniel QLD 546 546 3 15.0 26.5 15.0
Forsyth, Graham QLD 1622 1622 3 15.0 24.0 9.0
Humphrey, John QLD 1173 1173 3 15.0 22.5 9.0
Ousmand, Vineths QLD 1452 1470 3 13.5 22.5 12.0
Louie, Jared QLD 757 756 3 13.0 22.0 6.0
McGee, Michael C QLD 1592 1592 3 12.0 24.5 9.0
He, Jordan GC 563 563 3 10.0 19.5 6.0
Hesse, Greg QLD 953 898 3 10.0 16.0 6.0
Mastilovic, Rajko QLD 2085 2026 3 7.5 14.0 11.0
51 Tam, Nathan (1990) NSW 1267 1267 1 12.0 21.0 4.0
52-55 Mullaly, Jeremy QLD 1028 1081 0 12.0 21.0 0.0
Nakauchi, Ray QLD 688 668 0 10.0 17.0 0.0
Karibasic, Sabin QLD 1036 1025 0 1.5 4.5 0.0
Coyle, Ashleigh QLD 1319 1319 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 10:37 PM
Round 5 starts sharp at 9.00 AM


2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival - Round 5 Pairings
Results
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ikeda, Junta 2238 [12] : Ly, Moulthun 2288 [12]
2 Xie, George 2463 [10] : Morris, James 2190 [9]
3 Brown, Andrew 2168 [9] : Nakauchi, Gene 2031 [10]
4 Lapitan, Daniel 1413 [9] : Zhao, Zong-Yuan 2579 [9]
5 Lekkas, Frank 1755 [9] : Muller, Jonas 1813 [9]
6 Lalo, Laurent 1584 [9] : Deen-Cowell, Nicholas 1722 [9]
7 Thomas, Brian 1758 [7] : Guo, Emma 1856 [7]
8 Lester, George E 1867 [7] : Addamo, Michael 1641 [7]
9 Stahnke, Alexander 1705 [7] : Myers, Stephen P 1515 [7]
10 Yu, Sally 1725 [7] : Simmonds, Leteisha 1483 [7]
11 Weller, Tony 1771 [6] : Kitikov, Oleg 1631 [7]
12 Stahnke, Axel 1502 [6] : Selnes, Hamish 1679 [6]
13 Ford, Daniel 1532 [5] : McCarthy, Oliver 1273 [6]
14 Topol, David 1435 [6] : Ousmand, Nizami 1778 [6]
15 Louie, Ryan 1334 [6] : Kanagarajah, Abbie 1392 [6]
16 Karibasic, Melanie 639 [6] : Shanks, Jack 1546 [6]
17 Stewart, Craig A 1600 [4] : Cervenjak, Matthew 1107 [6]
18 Jack, Martin 1408 [4] : Renzies, Elliott 1298 [4]
19 Bender, Peter G 1097 [4] : Gacho, Manuel 1611 [4]
20 Muller, Hans-Peter 1179 [4] : Cervenjak, Mark 1368 [4]
21 Forsyth, Graham 1622 [3] : Hesse, Greg 898 [3]
22 McGee, Michael C 1592 [3] : Nowshadi, Daniel 546 [3]
23 Humphrey, John 1173 [3] : Ousmand, Vineths 1470 [3]
24 He, Jordan 563 [3] : Guo, Charlie 1284 [3]
25 Louie, Jared 756 [3] : Tam, Nathan (1990) 1267 [1]
26 Mullaly, Jeremy 1081 [0] : Nakauchi, Ray 668 [0]

Basil
27-12-2010, 10:45 PM
Brown's win over ZYZ is shown on the site as below. Please explain /Pauline.

[Event "2010 Gold Coast International Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Gold Coast"]
[Date "2010.12.27"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Brown, Andrew"]
[Black "Zhao, Yuan-zong"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2175"]
[WhiteTitle ""]
[BlackELO "2586"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 exd5 6.cxd5 g6 7.e4 a6 8.a4 Bg4 9.Be2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nbd7 11.O-O Bg7 12.Bf4 Qe7 13.Qc2 O-O 14.h3 Rfe8 15.Rae1 Rac8 16.Bh2 c4 17.g4 Nc5 18.Bg2 Nd3 19.Re2 g5 20.f4 gxf4 21.Bxf4 Nd7 22.e5 N7xe5 23.Ne4 Nxf4 24.Rxf4 b5 25.g5 Qa7 26.Kh1 Nd3 27.Rh4 Bxb2 1-0

Kings of chess
27-12-2010, 10:56 PM
Brown's win over ZYZ is shown on the site as below. Please explain /Pauline.

[Event "2010 Gold Coast International Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Gold Coast"]
[Date "2010.12.27"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Brown, Andrew"]
[Black "Zhao, Yuan-zong"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2175"]
[WhiteTitle ""]
[BlackELO "2586"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 exd5 6.cxd5 g6 7.e4 a6 8.a4 Bg4 9.Be2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nbd7 11.O-O Bg7 12.Bf4 Qe7 13.Qc2 O-O 14.h3 Rfe8 15.Rae1 Rac8 16.Bh2 c4 17.g4 Nc5 18.Bg2 Nd3 19.Re2 g5 20.f4 gxf4 21.Bxf4 Nd7 22.e5 N7xe5 23.Ne4 Nxf4 24.Rxf4 b5 25.g5 Qa7 26.Kh1 Nd3 27.Rh4 Bxb2 1-0



Thank you. I am going to update moves tomorrow.

antichrist
27-12-2010, 11:52 PM
Brown's win over ZYZ is shown on the site as below. Please explain /Pauline.

[Event "2010 Gold Coast International Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Gold Coast"]
[Date "2010.12.27"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Brown, Andrew"]
[Black "Zhao, Yuan-zong"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2175"]
[WhiteTitle ""]
[BlackELO "2586"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 exd5 6.cxd5 g6 7.e4 a6 8.a4 Bg4 9.Be2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nbd7 11.O-O Bg7 12.Bf4 Qe7 13.Qc2 O-O 14.h3 Rfe8 15.Rae1 Rac8 16.Bh2 c4 17.g4 Nc5 18.Bg2 Nd3 19.Re2 g5 20.f4 gxf4 21.Bxf4 Nd7 22.e5 N7xe5 23.Ne4 Nxf4 24.Rxf4 b5 25.g5 Qa7 26.Kh1 Nd3 27.Rh4 Bxb2 1-0

My game against Joss ...... a few weeks ago quite similar, only he had his queen over on H file that became dead meat by white rooks. In this game Blacks move 9...Bxf3 I dont think helps white's cause

Adamski
27-12-2010, 11:53 PM
It appears that http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1 has not yet been updated with the last 2 rounds played. :(
Maybe when Amir said he would update the moves tomorrow (today now) it included updating chess -results web site. Looks like an exciting event is in prospect...

Oepty
28-12-2010, 12:42 AM
It appears that http://chess-results.com/tnr35523.aspx?lan=1 has not yet been updated with the last 2 rounds played. :(
Maybe when Amir said he would update the moves tomorrow (today now) it included updating chess -results web site. Looks like an exciting event is in prospect...

I can see the results of the rounds 1-4 which is all that has been played. There is no pairing for round 5 or standings after round 4 which would be good but it is not 2 rounds behind.
Scott

Capablanca-Fan
28-12-2010, 03:09 AM
So I will ask my question differently. Why is 3/1/0 not being used for pairing purposes, when I think it is fair to say that this is the implication from the advertising that 3/1/0 will be used.
Agreed. The main principle of the Swiss System is to pair people with the same score together as far as possible, however this score is determined.

antichrist
28-12-2010, 08:51 AM
My game against Joss ...... a few weeks ago quite similar, only he had his queen over on H file that became dead meat by white rooks. In this game Blacks move 9...Bxf3 I dont think helps white's cause

Will there be a commentary on this game, I would like to know how Auss No 1 player gets plastered? Or are you all satisfied with my explanation?

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 09:21 AM
Day to REPORT (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/Day%202%20Report.pdf) by Douglas Williams

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 09:58 AM
Day to REPORT (http://goldcoastchessfestival.com/PDF%20files/Day%202%20Report.pdf) by Douglas Williams



5 LIVE GAMES (http://www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html) running smoothly with MONROI SYSTEM

Kevin Bonham
28-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Will there be a commentary on this game

It is clearly not the full game. The report linked by Amir states that there was an endgame with two rooks against rook and three pawns. Would be nice to see the full game now!

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 01:22 PM
It is clearly not the full game. The report linked by Amir states that there was an endgame with two rooks against rook and three pawns. Would be nice to see the full game now!


The game has been uploaded ( so far Andrew Brown could recall it).

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Tonight on Chanel 9 / Gold Coast will be transmiting live moments from the 2010 Gold Coast chess Festival:
Including:
GM Zhao Interview
Douglas Willliams - Kings of chess club Secretary
Leteisha Simmonds vs Sally Yu ( women chess promotion)
GM Zhao vs Daniel Lapitan

Also our Simul promotion is advertised in all local news papers and the entries have increased.

Jason Hu
28-12-2010, 01:52 PM
is there relay for round 6?

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 02:03 PM
Tonight on Chanel 9 / Gold Coast will be transmiting live moments from the 2010 Gold Coast chess Festival:
Including:
GM Zhao Interview
Douglas Willliams - Kings of chess club Secretary
Leteisha Simmonds vs Sally Yu ( women chess promotion)
GM Zhao vs Daniel Lapitan

Also our Simul promotion is advertised in all local news papers and the entries have increased.



Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-3 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2321 2288 13 44.0 63.0 56.0
Ikeda, Junta ACT 2262 2238 13 39.0 58.0 56.0
Xie, George NSW 2478 2463 13 38.0 55.5 52.0
4-7 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2586 2579 12 40.0 58.0 48.0
Brown, Andrew ACT 2175 2168 12 39.0 59.0 51.0
Muller, Jonas QLD 1957 1813 12 38.0 57.0 48.0
Lalo, Laurent OS 1584 1584 12 34.0 46.5 42.0
8-12 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2128 2031 10 41.0 60.0 46.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1965 1856 10 33.0 52.0 41.0
Lester, George E QLD 1934 1867 10 31.0 48.0 41.0
Yu, Sally VIC 1889 1725 10 31.0 47.0 39.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1922 1705 10 27.0 41.5 34.0
13-20 Morris, James VIC 2240 2190 9 43.0 62.0 45.0
Lekkas, Frank VIC 1914 1755 9 36.0 54.0 39.0
Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1638 1413 9 34.0 50.0 39.0
Weller, Tony QLD 1932 1771 9 32.0 51.0 39.0
Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1917 1722 9 32.0 44.5 42.0
Selnes, Hamish QLD 1895 1679 9 30.0 45.0 33.0
Topol, David VIC 1435 1435 9 26.0 38.5 30.0
Shanks, Jack VIC 1591 1546 9 24.5 38.0 33.0
21 Ford, Daniel QLD 1781 1532 8 25.0 40.0 29.0
22-32 Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1622 1483 7 34.0 47.0 32.0
Kitikov, Oleg QLD 1639 1631 7 33.0 43.5 32.0
Addamo, Michael VIC 1860 1641 7 31.0 47.0 33.0
Myers, Stephen P NSW 1805 1515 7 31.0 45.0 30.0
Thomas, Brian QLD 1834 1758 7 30.0 45.5 33.0
Stewart, Craig A QLD 1548 1600 7 30.0 45.0 25.0
Louie, Ryan QLD 1334 1334 7 27.0 40.0 29.0
Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1644 1392 7 26.5 41.5 32.0
Bender, Peter G QLD 1071 1097 7 25.5 37.5 24.0
Jack, Martin QLD 1409 1408 7 23.5 36.5 21.0
Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1417 1368 7 22.0 32.5 24.0
33-41 McCarthy, Oliver QLD 1387 1273 6 28.0 44.0 27.0
Ousmand, Nizami QLD 1757 1778 6 27.5 40.0 30.0
Stahnke, Axel QLD 1505 1502 6 27.0 41.0 21.0
Karibasic, Melanie QLD 686 639 6 26.0 38.0 24.0
Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 971 1107 6 25.0 36.0 24.0
Guo, Charlie QLD 1267 1284 6 25.0 34.5 21.0
Forsyth, Graham QLD 1622 1622 6 22.0 34.5 18.0
Ousmand, Vineths QLD 1452 1470 6 21.5 34.5 21.0
McGee, Michael C QLD 1592 1592 6 21.0 34.5 18.0
42-45 Muller, Hans-Peter QLD 1181 1179 4 24.5 36.5 15.0
Renzies, Elliott VIC 1673 1298 4 24.0 34.0 21.0
Gacho, Manuel QLD 1611 1611 4 21.0 36.0 13.0
Louie, Jared QLD 757 756 4 21.0 30.5 11.0
46-52 Nowshadi, Daniel QLD 546 546 3 27.0 38.0 18.0
Humphrey, John QLD 1173 1173 3 25.0 34.5 12.0
Hesse, Greg QLD 953 898 3 22.0 29.5 9.0
Mullaly, Jeremy QLD 1028 1081 3 19.0 34.0 3.0
He, Jordan GC 563 563 3 19.0 29.0 9.0
Nakauchi, Ray QLD 688 668 3 19.0 26.5 6.0
Mastilovic, Rajko QLD 2085 2026 3 7.5 17.0 11.0
53 Tam, Nathan (1990) NSW 1267 1267 2 19.5 29.0 7.0

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 02:05 PM
PAIRINGS Rd 6
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ly, Moulthun 2288 [13] : Xie, George 2463 [13]
2 Muller, Jonas 1813 [12] : Ikeda, Junta 2238 [13]
3 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 2579 [12] : Lalo, Laurent 1584 [12]
4 Guo, Emma 1856 [10] : Brown, Andrew 2168 [12]
5 Nakauchi, Gene 2031 [10] : Stahnke, Alexander 1705 [10]
6 Yu, Sally 1725 [10] : Lester, George E 1867 [10]
7 Morris, James 2190 [9] : Lapitan, Daniel 1413 [9]
8 Shanks, Jack 1546 [9] : Weller, Tony 1771 [9]
9 Deen-Cowell, Nicholas 1722 [9] : Topol, David 1435 [9]
10 Selnes, Hamish 1679 [9] : Lekkas, Frank 1755 [9]
11 Addamo, Michael 1641 [7] : Ford, Daniel 1532 [8]
12 Stewart, Craig A 1600 [7] : Thomas, Brian 1758 [7]
13 Myers, Stephen P 1515 [7] : Cervenjak, Mark 1368 [7]
14 Kanagarajah, Abbie 1392 [7] : Jack, Martin 1408 [7]
15 Kitikov, Oleg 1631 [7] : Louie, Ryan 1334 [7]
16 Simmonds, Leteisha 1483 [7] : Bender, Peter G 1097 [7]
17 Ousmand, Nizami 1778 [6] : Karibasic, Melanie 639 [6]
18 Cervenjak, Matthew 1107 [6] : Forsyth, Graham 1622 [6]
19 Ousmand, Vineths 1470 [6] : McGee, Michael C 1592 [6]
20 McCarthy, Oliver 1273 [6] : Stahnke, Axel 1502 [6]
21 Guo, Charlie 1284 [6] : Muller, Hans-Peter 1179 [4]
22 Renzies, Elliott 1298 [4] : Louie, Jared 756 [4]
23 Nakauchi, Ray 668 [3] : Humphrey, John 1173 [3]
24 Hesse, Greg 898 [3] : He, Jordan 563 [3]
25 Nowshadi, Daniel 546 [3] : Tam, Nathan (1990) 1267 [2]
26 Mullaly, Jeremy 1081 [0] 3:0 BYE

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 02:34 PM
is there relay for round 6?


LIVE Games at :
www.goldcoastchessfestival.com/live.html

Round 6: Game of the Day
Moulthun Ly vs Im George Xie

Mischa
28-12-2010, 07:08 PM
results????

Basil
28-12-2010, 07:14 PM
results????
Xie def. Morris in R5. Ly def. Xie in R6.

Mischa
28-12-2010, 07:25 PM
and for everyone else???

Mischa
28-12-2010, 07:25 PM
we know the round 5 results!!!

Kings of chess
28-12-2010, 07:28 PM
2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival - Round 6
Results
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ly, Moulthun 2288 [13] 3:0 Xie, George 2463 [13]
2 Muller, Jonas 1813 [12] 0:3 Ikeda, Junta 2238 [13]
3 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 2579 [12] 3:0 Lalo, Laurent 1584 [12]
4 Guo, Emma 1856 [10] 0:3 Brown, Andrew 2168 [12]
5 Nakauchi, Gene 2031 [10] 3:0 Stahnke, Alexander 1705 [10]
6 Yu, Sally 1725 [10] 1:1 Lester, George E 1867 [10]
7 Morris, James 2190 [9] 3:0 Lapitan, Daniel 1413 [9]
8 Shanks, Jack 1546 [9] 0:3 Weller, Tony 1771 [9]
9 Deen-Cowell, Nicholas 1722 [9] 3:0 Topol, David 1435 [9]
10 Selnes, Hamish 1679 [9] 0:3 Lekkas, Frank 1755 [9]
11 Addamo, Michael 1641 [7] 3:0 Ford, Daniel 1532 [8]
12 Stewart, Craig A 1600 [7] 0:3 Thomas, Brian 1758 [7]
13 Myers, Stephen P 1515 [7] 1:1 Cervenjak, Mark 1368 [7]
14 Kanagarajah, Abbie 1392 [7] 0:3 Jack, Martin 1408 [7]
15 Kitikov, Oleg 1631 [7] 0:3 Louie, Ryan 1334 [7]
16 Simmonds, Leteisha 1483 [7] 1:1 Bender, Peter G 1097 [7]
17 Ousmand, Nizami 1778 [6] 3:0 Karibasic, Melanie 639 [6]
18 Cervenjak, Matthew 1107 [6] 0:3 Forsyth, Graham 1622 [6]
19 Ousmand, Vineths 1470 [6] 0:3 McGee, Michael C 1592 [6]
20 McCarthy, Oliver 1273 [6] 0:3 Stahnke, Axel 1502 [6]
21 Guo, Charlie 1284 [6] 3:0 Muller, Hans-Peter 1179 [4]
22 Renzies, Elliott 1298 [4] 0:3 Louie, Jared 756 [4]
23 Nakauchi, Ray 668 [3] 0:3 Humphrey, John 1173 [3]
24 Hesse, Greg 898 [3] 3:0 He, Jordan 563 [3]
25 Nowshadi, Daniel 546 [3] 1:1 Tam, Nathan (1990) 1267 [2]
26 Mullaly, Jeremy 1081 [0] 3:0 BYE