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Allan Menham
29-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Twenty seven players from Gladstone to the north and Byron Bay to the South competed in the fifth Bundaberg Weekender Chess Tournament on 27/28 August at the Central State School in Bundaberg.

Some of the States top chess players competed including International Chess Master Stephen Solomon, George Lester, Yi Liu, Brodie McClymont and Tony Weller.

As expected, after six very hard fought rounds, International Chess Master Stephen Solomon took out first place with five and a half games. Second place went to Brodie McClymont and third place to Yi Liu.

The top scoring local players were John Harris with four out of six games and Keith McLeod with three and a half games. Junior Local player Timothy Harris performed very creditably, gaining three and a half games.

The event was conducted as a six round swiss under the direction of Garvin Gray, who is the President of the Chess Association of Queensland.

Bundaberg Chess Club Secretary Allan Menham said two day events such as this allow the local players to gain valuable experience against top state players.

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Garrett
29-08-2011, 01:40 PM
Twenty seven players from Gladstone to the north and Byron Bay to the South competed in the fifth Bundaberg Weekender Chess Tournament on 27/28 August at the Central State School in Bundaberg.


Thanks for organising the tournament Allan.

It was particularly nice to see Louie Radovanovic again. Louie was the top gun in Gladstone for many years and played board one against our Rockhampton team (back in the 80's) many times.




As expected, after six very hard fought rounds, International Chess Master Stephen Solomon took out first place with five and a half games. Second place went to Brodie McClymont and third place to Yi Liu.


Congrats to Solo, Brodie, Yi, and Tony.



Junior Local player Timothy Harris performed very creditably, gaining three and a half games.


I played Timothy and was quite impressed.

cheers Garrett.

Allan Menham
30-08-2011, 06:33 PM
Just as a matter of interest, the Bundaberg Chess Club ended up with a prize pool of $2145 cash and $200 in non cash draws.

This was only possible with the help of our wonderful sponsors!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: