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lost
08-01-2011, 11:27 PM
To all members of BCC,

I hope everything is ok up in Bundaberg and surrounding areas in such a tragic time of the year. I ust would like to say that I hope assistance comes available for the chess club from the Government to get the club bak up and running.

Now I would like to see the Australian Chess Community assist this club in getting back up in running with some financial assistane or even chess companies could supply one clock each to this club and a couple of boards each and if each state association could donate say $150 to the club to help with costs it would show the true spirit of helping out.

On top of this all State Associations should run a fund raiser event to support and donate the income received from entries to the club. If the individuals wanted to donate to the club as well it would be great as well. If there are individuals out there I would suggest contacting the CAQ for assistance on getting details to either 1. members of the club or 2. details to deposit the funds into CAQ bank to forward to BCC.

Let me know our thoughts on this idea and also put forward suggestions as well. Remember these people have nothing to do except go back to a home that really isn't in a good shape. So kids would want to learn something new and this is a good way to promote chess further to the community and gain new members.

lost

Watto
11-01-2011, 06:00 PM
Nice idea, lost. As it might take a while to set up a specific chess based appeal, in the meantime here's the link to the Qld Premier's flood relief appeal: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

Allan Menham
12-01-2011, 01:40 PM
To all members of BCC,

Thank you for the thoughts but the Bundaberg Chess Club Inc has incurred no loss from the floods. The club meets for the first time for 2011 tonight

If any one wants to donate to the state flood appeal I am certain it would be appreciated by the flood victims all around the state


I hope everything is ok up in Bundaberg and surrounding areas in such a tragic time of the year. I ust would like to say that I hope assistance comes available for the chess club from the Government to get the club bak up and running.

Now I would like to see the Australian Chess Community assist this club in getting back up in running with some financial assistane or even chess companies could supply one clock each to this club and a couple of boards each and if each state association could donate say $150 to the club to help with costs it would show the true spirit of helping out.

On top of this all State Associations should run a fund raiser event to support and donate the income received from entries to the club. If the individuals wanted to donate to the club as well it would be great as well. If there are individuals out there I would suggest contacting the CAQ for assistance on getting details to either 1. members of the club or 2. details to deposit the funds into CAQ bank to forward to BCC.

Let me know our thoughts on this idea and also put forward suggestions as well. Remember these people have nothing to do except go back to a home that really isn't in a good shape. So kids would want to learn something new and this is a good way to promote chess further to the community and gain new members.

lost

The Club has suffered no losses from the floods. The Club has its first meeting for 2011 tonight Wednesday

If any member of the chess fraternity would like to donate to the Premiers Flood Appeal then this would be the best way to help the many flood victims across the state

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Thread reorganisation

I have moved most of the posts dealing with the floods in general to the non-chess section as duplicate threads will keep springing up if the main thread is in a chess section. Posts specifically about known impacts on the chess community, impacts (or lack thereof) on clubs, what chessplayers can do to help etc should go here; general posts about the flood should go to the main thread now in non-chess. Note that some of the posts on that thread also mention chess clubs in Bundaberg, Rockhampton etc.

Posts about impacts on the Australian Junior (if any) should go to the Australian Junior thread.

lost
12-01-2011, 03:46 PM
Nice idea, lost. As it might take a while to set up a specific chess based appeal, in the meantime here's the link to the Qld Premier's flood relief appeal: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

All we need to do is set up a rapid tournament somewhere and publicise it effectively. All money from the tournament will be donated. This will go to the clubs or clubs affected. Any club that is affected by the floods please leave a message on here or private message me.

lost

lost
12-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Thanks Igor

I am in Sydney at the moment so all is well here. A couple of Qld friends here are okay as far as property is concerned as well (although I cannot speak for every QLD'er here).

We might have to stay here a little longer than expected, that is all.

My thoughts go to those badly affected. I only watched the news last night for the first time. It looks horrific.

Garrett.

Garrett,

Do you know of any clubs that have been affected by the floods. If any could let me know this would be fantastic.

lost

Basil
12-01-2011, 07:23 PM
Garrett,

Do you know of any clubs that have been affected by the floods. If any could let me know this would be fantastic.

lost
As far as I know, no clubs have been affected by the floods! The floods in the CBD are 36 hours old. Nothing. The BCC hasn't convened for the year. If the situation changes we'll let you know. Thank you for your concern, but really, none of the chess clubs will need fundraisers, SES or boats.

lost
12-01-2011, 07:45 PM
As far as I know, no clubs have been affected by the floods! The floods in the CBD are 36 hours old. Nothing. The BCC hasn't convened for the year. If the situation changes we'll let you know. Thank you for your concern, but really, none of the chess clubs will need fundraisers, SES or boats.

Captain Underpants,

Thanks for keeping me posted on this. If there is anything that Victorians can do for chess clubs or anything in general we will endeavour to do the best that we can to assist anyone at all in Queensland and this goes for players of QLD who could be affected in this terrible disaster.

lost

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2011, 07:46 PM
The BCC hasn't convened for the year.

...and based on the modelling should be OK - though not far from the nearest flooding.

Garvinator
12-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Thanks for keeping me posted on this. If there is anything that Victorians can do for chess clubs or anything in general we will endeavour to do the best that we can to assist anyone at all in Queensland and this goes for players of QLD who could be affected in this terrible disaster.

If CAQ or if any of the clubs ask for assistance, we will certainly put some information out that help would be appreciated.

All CAQ affiliated clubs do not have a venue of their own, but either play at schools, or similar like premises. If some affected clubs did have their own premises, or equipment that was badly damaged, then it would certainly be a different situation.

Also some affiliated clubs do not have a club night, but concentrate on interschool chess, or sometimes running a weekender. If Toowoomba had a club night, then I could certainly imagine them needing assistance.

If any club was to be adversely impacted by the floods and needed assistance, then CAQ would also be more than willing to offer assistance. That is what CAQ is there for.

A quick run down on the set ups for each of CAQ affiliated clubs:


Atherton Chess Club 7.00pm Thursdays Room 14, Community Centre
Mabel St, Atherton

Brisbane Chess Club 7.00pm Thursdays Queensland Contract Bridge Club
67 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba

Bullwinkle Chess Club Wednesdays After Business Hours Three Monkeys Cafe
West End

Bundaberg Chess Club 6.30pm Wednesdays
U3A Rooms 80A Woongarra St Bundaberg

Fernvale Junior Club 3.30pm Tuesdays Library,
Fernvale State School

Gardiner Chess Club Juniors 3.00pm - 6.00pm weekdays on school days
and chess camps during school holidays
Seniors One-day tournaments, FIDE rated tournaments,
weekenders and other open events. 11 Hardys Rd Mudgeeraba

Gladstone Mates Club 7.00pm on 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month
10 Moura Crescent Barney Point


Kings of Chess 11.00am - 3.00pm Saturdays Broadbeach Library,
61 Sunshine Blvd Mermaid Waters

Logan City Chess Club 7.30pm Fridays
Springwood High School(enter via Dennis Rd)
Junior Club 6.00pm Fridays (school term only)

Maryborough Junior Club 4.15 - 5.15pm Tuesdays
Maryborough High School Library, Kent St

Qld Womens Chess League By arrangement Gail Young

Redcliffe Chess Club 7.30pm Wednesdays Room R1 (near Chapel),
Grace Lutheran College Mewes St, Rothwell

Southside Junior Club 7.00pm Fridays
Carindale Library Westfield Shopping Centre

Suncoast Chess Club 6.30pm Tuesdays
CWA Hall cr Main & Church Sts Buderim

The Gap Chess Club 8.00pm Fridays Room B6, The Gap State High School
1020 Waterworks Rd, The Gap

Toowoomba Chess Club 7.00pm Wednesdays
Toowoomba Junior Club 4.00pm - 6.00pm Saturdays
Rangeville State School Library

Townsville Chess Club 7.00pm Tuesdays Library, Pimlico State High School
8 Fulham Rd, Townsville

Garvinator
12-01-2011, 09:05 PM
From looking at some of the photos on different websites, the biggest issue could be the venue for the 2011 Qld Open, which is currently scheduled for Sherwood.

lost
12-01-2011, 11:21 PM
If CAQ or if any of the clubs ask for assistance, we will certainly put some information out that help would be appreciated.

All CAQ affiliated clubs do not have a venue of their own, but either play at schools, or similar like premises. If some affected clubs did have their own premises, or equipment that was badly damaged, then it would certainly be a different situation.

Also some affiliated clubs do not have a club night, but concentrate on interschool chess, or sometimes running a weekender. If Toowoomba had a club night, then I could certainly imagine them needing assistance.

If any club was to be adversely impacted by the floods and needed assistance, then CAQ would also be more than willing to offer assistance. That is what CAQ is there for.

A quick run down on the set ups for each of CAQ affiliated clubs:


Atherton Chess Club 7.00pm Thursdays Room 14, Community Centre
Mabel St, Atherton

Brisbane Chess Club 7.00pm Thursdays Queensland Contract Bridge Club
67 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba

Bullwinkle Chess Club Wednesdays After Business Hours Three Monkeys Cafe
West End

Bundaberg Chess Club 6.30pm Wednesdays
U3A Rooms 80A Woongarra St Bundaberg

Fernvale Junior Club 3.30pm Tuesdays Library,
Fernvale State School

Gardiner Chess Club Juniors 3.00pm - 6.00pm weekdays on school days
and chess camps during school holidays
Seniors One-day tournaments, FIDE rated tournaments,
weekenders and other open events. 11 Hardys Rd Mudgeeraba

Gladstone Mates Club 7.00pm on 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month
10 Moura Crescent Barney Point


Kings of Chess 11.00am - 3.00pm Saturdays Broadbeach Library,
61 Sunshine Blvd Mermaid Waters

Logan City Chess Club 7.30pm Fridays
Springwood High School(enter via Dennis Rd)
Junior Club 6.00pm Fridays (school term only)

Maryborough Junior Club 4.15 - 5.15pm Tuesdays
Maryborough High School Library, Kent St

Qld Womens Chess League By arrangement Gail Young

Redcliffe Chess Club 7.30pm Wednesdays Room R1 (near Chapel),
Grace Lutheran College Mewes St, Rothwell

Southside Junior Club 7.00pm Fridays
Carindale Library Westfield Shopping Centre

Suncoast Chess Club 6.30pm Tuesdays
CWA Hall cr Main & Church Sts Buderim

The Gap Chess Club 8.00pm Fridays Room B6, The Gap State High School
1020 Waterworks Rd, The Gap

Toowoomba Chess Club 7.00pm Wednesdays
Toowoomba Junior Club 4.00pm - 6.00pm Saturdays
Rangeville State School Library

Townsville Chess Club 7.00pm Tuesdays Library, Pimlico State High School
8 Fulham Rd, Townsville


Garvinator,

Thanks for this information. There have been reports that schools have been flooded badly by this natural disaster. I just hope that QLD chess isn't affected by this disaster. If there is anything Victorians can do please let us know Garvinator.

I wish QLD chess the best for this year and I hope QLD can find a venue for the QLD Open.

lost

Adamski
13-01-2011, 04:15 PM
Garvinator,

Thanks for this information. There have been reports that schools have been flooded badly by this natural disaster. I just hope that QLD chess isn't affected by this disaster. If there is anything Victorians can do please let us know Garvinator.

I wish QLD chess the best for this year and I hope QLD can find a venue for the QLD Open.

lost
Ditto from me Garvin.

Garvinator
14-01-2011, 12:30 AM
Time for an update.

Qld Contract Bridge Club is perfectly fine. Went and had a look at it today to confirm if it was fit for use for the Qld Australia Day Weekender.

Looking through the various flood websites, the Qld Open venue may have been spared. Hard to believe but the street is not marked on the flood maps.

The rest of that area is under water and some of that area is the hardest hit in all of Brisbane, so it would be a minor miracle if the Qld Open venue has been spared.

Garrett
14-01-2011, 08:16 AM
Hi Garvin !

Thanks for the updates. A couple of us are due to leave Sydney tomorrow lunchtime.

This afternoon I need to do some checking online to see if the trains will be running, if we can get over any bridges, if the Airport is above water, if the power is off in any suburbs, if there's food in the shops ...

Garvinator
14-01-2011, 09:58 AM
Hi Garvin !

Thanks for the updates. A couple of us are due to leave Sydney tomorrow lunchtime.

This afternoon I need to do some checking online to see if the trains will be running, if we can get over any bridges, if the Airport is above water, if the power is off in any suburbs, if there's food in the shops ...
I am concerned about where you live. I think it could be under water. Your whole area seems to be, or most of it.

Trains are running on the north side, Services are running at reduced frequency between Sherwood and Roma Street stations only on the Ipswich line.

Further information here: http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1294949792

Garrett
14-01-2011, 10:06 AM
hi Garvin

I have been checking things out on-line and it appears okay.

Thanks for the help !

cheers Garrrett.

antichrist
03-02-2011, 01:21 AM
GG this thread was a furfy, Townsville chess club will be a lot more vulnerable with Yasi. I hope the mango crops are not devastrated - not a mango on trees here, is it too early or a non season that happens sometimes. any reports on mangoes at Brissie or further north?

I just checked the chess club meets at local school that is at same level as river bank,hope is on stilts, very high ones at that

Just checked again and there are those flimsy demountable buildings just about 2 foot above ground. Hope that stimulus package replaces them with bricks and mortar