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blackbishop
23-12-2019, 04:07 PM
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Garrett
23-12-2019, 04:36 PM
A trip down memory lane....

I remember/know all of them apart from Evan Pass, although the name does ring a bell.

cheers Garrett.

blackbishop
24-12-2019, 08:09 AM
A few corrections to the post on the CAQ Council 85, 86, 87 have been supplied by Gail Young.

The Wendy Terry Memorial Tournament is conducted annually by the QWCL (Qld Women's Chess League) which is the club started by Wendy,
probably in the 1980's. Gail took over the QWCL after Wendy's death and Redcliffe chess club allow her to run this tournament at their club's venue.
The QWCL promotes, organizes and pays the bills for the Wendy Terry Memorial Tournament.

Wendy didn't have multiple sclerosis, she had a version of Friedreich's Ataxia which presents with similar symptoms.

If other people can add to or correct the CAQ post, that would be appreciated. I will wait a few days and then repost a corrected version of the original post.
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blackbishop
28-12-2019, 09:56 AM
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blackbishop
29-12-2019, 06:39 AM
Thank you for creating a History of Queensland Chess thread. I hope to contribute some non controversial material on past Koshnitsky Medal winners. Does anyone know where I can get some info' on Ian Murray. I wonder if it would be possible to post somewhere, somehow a collection of the Queensland Chess Magazine?

Kevin Bonham
29-12-2019, 10:57 AM
Thank you for creating a History of Queensland Chess thread. I hope to contribute some non controversial material on past Koshnitsky Medal winners. Does anyone know where I can get some info' on Ian Murray.

Ian is a regular poster here.


I wonder if it would be possible to post somewhere, somehow a collection of the Queensland Chess Magazine?

If you mean copies of the full magazine content then if someone wanted to scan magazine material and host it on another site they could do so, subject to any necessary copyright approvals from the original authors. However there are file size limits for uploaded material on this forum.

Ian Murray
06-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Ian is a regular poster here.



If you mean copies of the full magazine content then if someone wanted to scan magazine material and host it on another site they could do so, subject to any necessary copyright approvals from the original authors. However there are file size limits for uploaded material on this forum.

Which prompted me to scan the Qld Championships centenary booklet. At 24.5 MB is it postable here?

Kevin Bonham
06-01-2020, 02:17 PM
Which prompted me to scan the Qld Championships centenary booklet. At 24.5 MB is it postable here?

Best to host it elsewhere and post a link. Each user has a limit of around 2 MB in attachment uploads.

Ian Murray
06-01-2020, 02:31 PM
Which prompted me to scan the Qld Championships centenary booklet. At 24.5 MB is it postable here?

Never mind. It's now available on the cloud, for anyone interested:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l476pmos8wqew5e/Qld%20Chps%201895%20-%201995.pdf?dl=0

That's on my personal Dropbox account. Needed is an official Qld History cloud site to store it, and more stuff, permanently.

Patrick Byrom
06-01-2020, 08:01 PM
That's on my personal Dropbox account. Needed is an official Qld History cloud site to store it, and more stuff, permanently.That's a great piece of historical record, and logically should be on the CAQ website. But it doesn't even seem to have the list of Qld Champions and Junior Champions that was on the old site :(

PaulNoosa
09-01-2020, 04:34 AM
Ian, I have software to compress pdf files, so if you want to email the file or a link to me I'll see what I can do (use paulnearnoosa@gmail.com)

blackbishop
13-08-2020, 11:26 AM
A Honour Role of Queensland Champions exists although not on the CAQ website. It begins with one A. C Palmer in 1895 and ends with Brodie McClymont for 2019.

Missing are entries for 1996, 2000 and 2002. The 2004 entry was marked as, “Not Awarded”. It appears from an archive of the CAQ I recently blundered across, that a Queensland Open was held in that year and won by David Smerdon.

I have been unable to find anything on the net about the missing champions. I will try to contact David Smerdon and Steven Solomon who were the most likely winners.

In the event that the winners for the missing years cannot be found, I will publish a completed list with the missing entries filled from the following honorary winners:

Althe Restovas. His name was put forward as the winner of the 1997 Koshnitsky Medal.
Patrick Byrom. He preserved the Honour Role and updated it and so deserves to be on it.
Blackbishop. He always wanted a Queensland title.
Chessplayer. Dedicated to those people who maintained the list over 125 years.

Any information regarding the missing entries would be greatly appreciated.

Ian_Rogers
13-08-2020, 01:31 PM
The 1996 Queensland Championship was won by Andrew Allen, who tied for first place with the ineligible Vietnamese player Dinh Duc Trong.
David Smerdon won in 2000 following a weird four player event.

Bill Gletsos
13-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Missing are entries for 1996, 2000 and 2002. The 2004 entry was marked as, “Not Awarded”. It appears from an archive of the CAQ I recently blundered across, that a Queensland Open was held in that year and won by David Smerdon.I believe that 2002 was the same as 2004 with no QLD Championship being held only a QLD Open wont by Stephen Solomon.


Althe Restovas. His name was put forward as the winner of the 1997 Koshnitsky Medal.
As mentioned elsewhere the 1997 Koshnitsky Medal was not awarded.

blackbishop
13-08-2020, 03:54 PM
The information that you have so promptly provided will allow us to fully update the Honour Role.

We will post the updated Role on this thread tomorrow. Who knows, the CAQ may add the Role to its website in time.

Kerry Corker
14-08-2020, 09:39 AM
Attached is a list of Queensland Champions and a tentative list of Queensland Women’s and Girl’s Champions, all that I can currently find. It would be nice to have a list of Queensland Under 18 Champions. Please post any corrections or additions to this thread.


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Patrick Byrom
14-08-2020, 07:35 PM
Attached is a list of Queensland Champions and a tentative list of Queensland Women’s and Girl’s Champions, all that I can currently find. It would be nice to have a list of Queensland Under 18 Champions. Please post any corrections or additions to this thread.I created a list of Junior Champions (which was on the old CAQ website) at the same time I did the list of Qld Champions. It stops at 2011, but it shouldn't be too hard to catch up - David McKinnon (who's on the list!) would have the rating files:
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EDIT: Using the WayBack Machine, you can find the original CAQ website (https://web.archive.org/web/20150226222448/http://caq.org.au/htm/info.htm), which has the list in pdf form. And a photo of the Qld Open perpetual trophy, with a list of (some) winners.

And here's the 2000 Qld Championship Final (https://web.archive.org/web/20010221171603/http://www.caq.org.au/htm/qchpfin.htm) - confirming what Ian posted.

blackbishop
15-08-2020, 08:53 AM
Thanks Patrick, you have saved the day once again.

Below is a list of recent Under 18 Champions obtained from the "missing" CAQ archive http://www.caq.org.au/htm/results.htm

Hughston Parle 2019.
Hughston Parle, Henry Slater-Jones and Gravan Renjith tied 2018
Hughston Parle 2017
Tom Maguire 2016
Tom Maguire 2015 probably, the file contents is missing
Tom Maguire 2014.
Gene Nakauchi 2013
Yi Liu 2012
Yi Liu 2011
Yi Liu 2010
Gene Nakauchi 2009


The Queensland Women Championship and Queensland Girls Championship were evidently combined around 2014.
I assume that now the top girl in the Queensland Women's and Girl's Championship becomes the Queensland Girls Champion.

Kevin Bonham
15-08-2020, 01:46 PM
Hughston Parle, Henry Slater-Jones and Gravan Renjith tied 2018

That would be Sravan Renjith.

iSage
15-08-2020, 02:07 PM
I assume that now the top girl in the Queensland Women's and Girl's Championship becomes the Queensland Girls Champion.


The 2019 tourney was an open swiss, so the winner Elizabeth Williams became the QLD Womens Champion, and she chose the U 16 age title as well. The Girls Champion is Sophie Watkins.

Full results https://caq.org.au/queensland-womens-and-girls-championships-report/

edit : typo

blackbishop
15-08-2020, 06:38 PM
The Queensland Junior Championships did not begin in 1964 so the list is incomplete.
Thanks be to those people who can correct the errors or add further information to the list.
Some of the names on the photograph of the trophy were difficult to read and may not be
spelt correctly.


2019: Hughston Parle https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/teenage-chess-champ-checkmates-three-opponents-while-blindfolded-20180816-p4zxts.html
2018: Hughston Parle, Henry Slater-Jones and Sraven Renjith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkiBzzf-Wms
2017: Hughston Parle https://gardinerchess.com.au/2017-qld-junior-recap/
2016: Tom Maguire https://m.facebook.com/gardinerchess/posts/887097304667995
2015: Tom Maguire
2014: Tom Maguire
2013: Gene Nakauchi
2012: Yi Liu https://m.facebook.com/gardinerchess/posts/887097304667995
2011: Yi Liu
2010: Yi Liu
2009: Gene Nakauchi
2008: Gene Nakauchi
2007: Casey Barnard
2006: Ben Lazarus
2005: Casey Barnard
2004: Phachara Wongwichit
2003: Toshi Kimura
2002: Phachara Wongwichit
2001: David Smerdon
2000: Michael Davidovici
1999: Matthew Sonter
1998: David Smerdon https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/132460850?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1997: Charles Pizzato
1996: Charles Pizzato
1995: Charles Pizzato https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/132462564?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1994: Charles Pizzato
1993: Charles Pizzato
1992: Andrew Meldrum
1991: Andrew Meldrum
1990: Andrew Meldrum
1989: Trevor Holloway
1988: David McKinnon and Andrew Meldrum
1987: Craig Duxbury
1986: George Lester
1985: David Appleton
1984: Craig Duxbury https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/116444938?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1983: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/116444819?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1982: Michael Forbes
1981: J Walve
1980: Damian Norris https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137010179?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1979: David Stephson
1978: David Stephson
1977: David Tree
1976: Colin Morris https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131803665?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1975: Henry Magen
1974: Peter ONeil
1973: Bruce Holliday
1972: Murray Campbell https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110703099?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
1971: Paul Ma
1970: J Mott
1969: R J Thompson
1968: J S Greenbury
1967: G F Hackett
1966: W J Rose
1965: K Shaw
1964: M Page-Hanify

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181538079?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28658559?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%20 Championships

iSage
15-08-2020, 07:59 PM
I have updated the CAQ site -

https://caq.org.au/queensland-champions/
https://caq.org.au/about-us/queensland-honour-board/queensland-junior-champions/

I am unsure of some of the Junior data so I am hoping to be guided by this thread.

Bill Gletsos
15-08-2020, 08:52 PM
The Queensland Junior Championships did not begin in 1964 so the list is incomplete.
Thanks be to those people who can correct the errors or add further information to the list.
Some of the names on the photograph of the trophy were difficult to read and may not be spelt correctly.Most of the links seem to be about the Australian Junior Championships and have nothing to do with the QLD Junior Championships.

Bill Gletsos
15-08-2020, 09:38 PM
I have updated the CAQ site -

https://caq.org.au/queensland-champions/
https://caq.org.au/about-us/queensland-honour-board/queensland-junior-champions/

I am unsure of some of the Junior data so I am hoping to be guided by this thread.
1983 - Mark Robertson
1981 - Jukka Walve
1971 - Paul Ma
1970 - Julian Mott
1969 - Roger J Thompson
1968 - Jim S Greenbury
1967 - G F Hackett
1966 - William Rose

Above from relevant Chess in Australia issues.

Bill Gletsos
15-08-2020, 09:42 PM
Attached is a list of Queensland Champions and a tentative list of Queensland Women’s and Girl’s Champions, all that I can currently find. It would be nice to have a list of Queensland Under 18 Champions. Please post any corrections or additions to this thread.


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Myra Cook won Inaugural QLD Women’s Championship in 1969. (CIA October 69)
Nerida Powell won the 1981 QLD Girls Championship. (CIA August 81)

blackbishop
16-08-2020, 07:03 AM
I have updated the CAQ site -

https://caq.org.au/queensland-champions/
https://caq.org.au/about-us/queensland-honour-board/queensland-junior-champions/

I am unsure of some of the Junior data so I am hoping to be guided by this thread.


I have incorporated the additions provided by Bill Gletsos and removed the links. I can provide a pdf, docx or odt file if needed.



Queensland Junior Chess Champions Under 18.

2019: Hughston Parle
2018: Hughston Parle, Henry Slater-Jones and Sraven Renjith
2017: Hughston Parle
2016: Tom Maguire
2015: Tom Maguire
2014: Tom Maguire
2013: Gene Nakauchi
2012: Yi Liu
2011: Yi Liu
2010: Yi Liu
2009: Gene Nakauchi
2008: Gene Nakauchi
2007: Casey Barnard
2006: Ben Lazarus
2005: Casey Barnard
2004: Phachara Wongwichit
2003: Toshi Kimura
2002: Phachara Wongwichit
2001: David Smerdon
2000: Michael Davidovici
1999: Matthew Sonter
1998: David Smerdon
1997: Charles Pizzato
1996: Charles Pizzato
1995: Charles Pizzato
1994: Charles Pizzato
1993: Charles Pizzato
1992: Andrew Meldrum
1991: Andrew Meldrum
1990: Andrew Meldrum
1989: Trveor Holloway
1988: David McKinnon and Andrew Meldrum
1987: Craig Duxbury
1986: George Lester
1985: David Appleton
1984: Craig Duxbury
1983: Mark Robertson
1982: Michael Forbes
1981: Jukka Walve
1980: Damian Norris
1979: David Stephson
1978: David Stephson
1977: David Tree
1976: Colin Morris
1975: Henry Magen
1974: Peter ONeil
1973: Bruce Holliday
1972: Murray Campbell
1971: Paul Ma
1970: Julian Mott
1969: Roger J Thompson
1968: Jim S Greenbury
1967: G F Hackett
1966: William Rose
1965: K Shaw
1964: M Page-Hanify

blackbishop
16-08-2020, 10:47 AM
Once the Girl's and Women's championships were combined in recent times, it became difficult to determine from the cross table who had won the Girls title.

Queensland Women's Champions

Women
1969 Myra Cook

2004 Amy Evans
2005 Luthien Russell and Gail Young both on 5 points.
2006 Jessica Kinder
2007 Alexandra Jule and Jessica Kinder
2008
2009 Melba Horwood
2010 Elizabeth Kay
2011 Leteisha Simmonds
2012 Natasha Bortsova On the cross table Leteisha Simmonds, 4 points is listed above Natasha on 5 points.
2013
2014
2015 Leteisha Simmonds
2016 Leteisha Simmonds and Nina Tchitaev
2017 Sophie Watkins
2018 Nina Tchitaev The tournament was won by Cagla Yaren Aslan (from Turkey)
2019 Elizabeth Williams

Girls (Under 18)

1981 Nerida Powell
2004 Alexandra Jule
2005 Alexandra Jule
2006 Alexandra Jule
2007 Alexandra Jule
2008 Abbie Kanagarajah
2009 Abbie Kanagarajah
2010 Natasha Bortsova
2011 Leteisha Simmonds and Natasha Bortsova both scored 4.5 points.
2012 Elizabeth Kay
2013 Leteisha Simmonds
2014
2015 Nina Tchitaev
2016
2017
2018 Nina Tchitaev
2019 Sophie Watkins

blackbishop
16-08-2020, 11:02 AM
That is all I can find at the moment. Perhaps the QWCL can help.

blackbishop
17-08-2020, 09:58 AM
Queensland Open.


The results below were largely taken from tournament cross tables. Where multiple players finished on the same number of points, I listed all those players in the order found on the cross table.
Tables were obtained from: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/results.htm


2002 Stephen Solomon
2003
2004 David Smerdon
2005 There was a Brisbane Open won by GM Roland Schmaltz
2006 Peter Froehlich
2007 Phachara Wongwichit
2008 George Lester
2009 Stephen Solomon
2010 Missing File
2011 George Lester
2012 David Stephson. Brodie McClymont, Gene Nakauchi
2013 Brodie McClymont
2014 Brodie McClymont
2015 Stephen Solomon
2016 Stephen Solomon, Dusan Stojic
2017 Brodie McClymont, and Stephen Solomon
2018 Moulthun Ly, Stephen Solomon, Heather Richards, Gene Nakauchi
2019 Alex Wohl

Garvinator
17-08-2020, 01:03 PM
Queensland Open.


The results below were largely taken from tournament cross tables. Where multiple players finished on the same number of points, I listed all those players in the order found on the cross table.
Tables were obtained from: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/results.htm


2002 Stephen Solomon
2003
2004 David Smerdon
2005 There was a Brisbane Open won by GM Roland Schmaltz
2006 Peter Froehlich
2007 Phachara Wongwichit
2008 George Lester
2009 Stephen Solomon
2010 Missing File
2011 George Lester
2012 David Stephson. Brodie McClymont, Gene Nakauchi
2013 Brodie McClymont
2014 Brodie McClymont
2015 Stephen Solomon
2016 Stephen Solomon, Dusan Stojic
2017 Brodie McClymont, and Stephen Solomon
2018 Moulthun Ly, Stephen Solomon, Heather Richards, Gene Nakauchi
2019 Alex Wohl

Looking through my old files, the winner of the 2010 Qld Open was Yan Li, 7/8. Runners Up: David Lovejoy, Axel Stahnke and Shanshan Ke, 6/8.

Patrick Byrom
17-08-2020, 07:33 PM
Queensland Open.
The results below were largely taken from tournament cross tables. Where multiple players finished on the same number of points, I listed all those players in the order found on the cross table. Tables were obtained from: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/results.htm
2002 Stephen Solomon
2003
2004 David Smerdon
2005 There was a Brisbane Open won by GM Roland Schmaltz
2006 Peter Froehlich
2007 Phachara Wongwichit
2008 George Lester
2009 Stephen Solomon
2010 Missing File
2011 George Lester
2012 David Stephson. Brodie McClymont, Gene Nakauchi
2013 Brodie McClymont
2014 Brodie McClymont
2015 Stephen Solomon
2016 Stephen Solomon, Dusan Stojic
2017 Brodie McClymont, and Stephen Solomon
2018 Moulthun Ly, Stephen Solomon, Heather Richards, Gene Nakauchi
2019 Alex WohlThe Brisbane Open has no connection to the Qld Open. I suspect that the Qld Open wasn't run in 2003 and 2005, as it would have been alternating with the Championship.

There was an earlier perpetual trophy, which should have the names of previous winners on it - but the last I heard it was in Solo's garage :(

Patrick Byrom
17-08-2020, 07:41 PM
I have updated the CAQ site -
https://caq.org.au/queensland-champions/
https://caq.org.au/about-us/queensland-honour-board/queensland-junior-champions/
I am unsure of some of the Junior data so I am hoping to be guided by this thread.Thanks for putting it on the CAQ website. I'm familiar with most of the names after 1971, and they appear to be correct.

Page-Hanify is quite a noted name in Qld. I wonder if the 1964 winner is related to Gerald or Cecil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Page-Hanify)?

blackbishop
21-08-2020, 11:32 AM
The September 1982 issue of Q. C. N, Queensland Chess News, informs us that the 1982 Queensland Women’s Champion was Helen Russell
and that the Girls Champion in 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979 and 1978 was Nerida Powell.

blackbishop
21-08-2020, 11:52 AM
https://www.news.com.au/news/january-11/news-story/5d84b889683c5250db4598013ff3bb2f?sv=87728e173f4860 52ab7834658a0afee3

blackbishop
22-08-2020, 03:37 PM
https://auschess.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acfb252.htm no 252 10 feb 2004


FROM "QUEENSLAND CHESS MAGAZINE" December 2001
:: prior to Howard Duggan's time on Council ::

Queensland Chess Magazine 1987 - 2001
Queensland Chess Magazine was reborn in 1987, when I agreed to a CAQ request to produce a 16 page quarterly magazine (the size was always exceeded, never less than 32 pages). By today's standards the product was primitive but effective, first produced on Commodore 64 computer and dot matrix printer, with lots of cut and paste additions the old fashioned way with scissors and glue. Modern desktop publishing technology allowed publication of a world class magazine in recent years.

New editors (David McKinnon and Alison Spiers, Kevin Casey, Wally Djachenko, Jacob Edwards) came and went, and I finished up back in the chair for the swan song.

As forecast at the beginning of 2001, the magazine has outlived its usefulness - this is the final issue. Spiralling costs and the time and effort required to compose and print each issue sounded the death knell - information can be circulated by the internet and e-mail more efficiently, more timely and at a fraction of the cost.

So, with feelings of regret and relief, I wrap up this last issue ready to print.

Ian Murray
Editor

blackbishop
23-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Queensland newspaper chess columns downloadable from Trove.

Nothing after around 1950.

Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 – 1922)
Toowoomba Chronicle (Qld. : 1917 - 1922)
Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 – 1933)
The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 – 1947)
The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 – 1934)
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933)
The Daily Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1903 – 1926)
Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 – 1954)
The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 – 1939


Queensland chess magazines and newsletters listed at the State Library of Victoria.

Not downloadable, not archived and no longer produced

Queensland Chess . CAQ
Queensland Chess News. CAQ
Queensland Chess Magazine. CAQ
Queensland Junior Chess Magazine. CAQ
CQ Chess News. Rockhampton Chess Club
Toowoomba Chess News . Toowoomba Chess Club
Chess Chatter: the friendly voice of the Queensland Women’s Chess League. QWCL
Chess Express: the newsletter of the CAQ inc
Northern Chess Newsletter. Townsville Chess Club (John Gray)

Queensland chess publications since around 1950 have not been scanned and archived so that it is probably easier to find out what was happening chess wise a hundred years ago than say twenty years ago.
The Internet first came to Australian universities in 1989 and by 1995 Dial Up Internet was available and widespread. Did this solve the archiving problem, given that the work was now in digital form so that scanning was not necessary? Perhaps the online chess newsletters produced by Chess Associations could be archived to form a continuous history as is happening with the ACF.

blackbishop
23-08-2020, 05:32 PM
In the Dropbox link below is one example of three past CAQ magazines courtesy of Kerry Corker.

Queensland Chess News of June 1982: It contains an article by the late John Gray describing the bright prospects of a young science student at Melbourne University called Ian Rogers. Could he be the first Australian GM?

Queensland Chess of June 1995: “This year is a milestone in the history of chess in Queensland - one hundred years ago the first State championship was held in Brisbane.” Ian Murray.

Chess Express October 1995: The 1995 Queensland Junior Championships was won by the defending champion Charles Pizzato.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ioo6hluipbiakny/AAC38WYE5Ssv3VRaPTScQjkha?dl=0

blackbishop
30-09-2020, 08:34 AM
Information was largely obtained from The Gap Chess Club online archive and the Monthly Minutes Book of the City of Redcliffe Chess Club.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/35fumi6kye6ag0v/City%20of%20Redcliffe%20Chess%20Club.pdf?dl=0

Desmond
01-10-2020, 07:06 PM
Information was largely obtained from The Gap Chess Club online archive and the Monthly Minutes Book of the City of Redcliffe Chess Club.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/35fumi6kye6ag0v/City%20of%20Redcliffe%20Chess%20Club.pdf?dl=0

This item was deleted
You might be able to find it in your deleted files. If it's not there, try asking the person who shared it with you.

blackbishop
02-10-2020, 07:04 AM
Thanks Desmond. The above link was apparently deleted due to my editing the file on my computer in the wrong way.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nu7oytrz8rn4xej/City%20of%20Redcliffe%20Chess%20Club.pdf?dl=0

Desmond
02-10-2020, 08:46 AM
Thanks Desmond. The above link was apparently deleted due to my editing the file on my computer in the wrong way.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nu7oytrz8rn4xej/City%20of%20Redcliffe%20Chess%20Club.pdf?dl=0

That was very interesting, thanks for sharing!

blackbishop
03-10-2020, 11:51 AM
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Better make that 40 years ago.
At the back, left to right: Leo Wilkinson, Kerry Corker and Steven Clarry.
At the front: Chris van Rooy and John Gray.

Patrick Byrom
06-12-2020, 01:57 PM
Interesting piece of Qld chess history in today's Brisbane Times (online) (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/the-queenslander-s-gambit-the-day-a-russian-grandmaster-was-defeated-in-brisbane-20201204-p56kox.html):


While the new Netflix series The Queen's Gambit is making chess stylish once more, a Brisbane senior is today reflecting on beating a touring Russian Grandmaster – one of the world’s greatest chess players – in Brisbane.
...

But a similar story unfolded in Brisbane in 1963. Ninety-three-year-old Josef Tarnawski, from The Gap, was Queensland’s "lightning chess" champion when he beat Russian Grandmaster Alexander Kotov as one of his 21 opponents in Brisbane that year. ...

Joe is a really nice person, and he deserves the recognition. But, while I don't mean to sound churlish, I hope that the publicity for the Queen's Gambit will also result in some stories in the Brisbane Times about our current Qld GMs.

blackbishop
11-12-2020, 06:32 PM
Mr W A Smith, chess editor of the Queensland times, strenuously advocated the formation of a organizing body for Queensland Chess. There were now fifteen chess clubs in Queensland, including Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Charters Towers. Inter club matches were arranged and Telegraphic matches with the other colonies took place. One of the prime movers was the strong player Mr H W Apperly who had recently arrived from Adelaide where the South Australian Chess Association had been established in 1894.

The CAQ was formed at a meeting on April 6, 1897. Mr Apperly as chairman, proposed the motion that an association be formed while Mr Edmund Gregory, editor of the Queensland Times, seconded the motion which was enthusiastically carried.

The first meeting of the new chess association took place in June. Mr Gregory was elected as the first CAQ president with Mr Addison Vice President, The first affiliated clubs were Brisbane, Woolloongabba, The School of Arts, Ipswich, St George, Telegraph Newspaper Company, Government Printing Office, Sandgate and Railway Institute. After the meeting 66 players took part in a match to celebrate the new regime.

One of the motivations for forming the CAQ was to set the ground rules for the Queensland Championship. Lack of established rules however, did not stop the Championships from taking place.

The first Queensland Champion is listed on the CAQ web site, as A. C Palmer who won a tournament for the championship in 1895 at the age of 17. The next year a challenge match for the championship was played between Palmer and Apperly in the rooms of the Brisbane Chess Club at the Metropole Hotel. After six games, Palmer was leading 3.5 to 2.5 but Apperly went on to win.

Enter Julius Leigh Jacobsen.

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Julius was born in Hull, England in 1862. He won a match for the Australian Championship held in Sydney in 1897 against William Crane by a score of seven games to one with draws not counted.

Julius was a prominent Chess Journalist in the days when there were many newspapers and many chess columns. He apparently spent some time in Brisbane when, “He won the championship of Queensland, and the gold medal presented by Mr Justice Mein, on the 1st of March 1887."

So who was the first Queensland Chess champion?

There is a game from the Jacobsen, Crane match at:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/87769863?searchTerm=Queensland%20Times%20Chess%20C olumnHome

blackbishop
16-12-2020, 09:46 AM
Photo of chess players in 1874, probably in the Gympie area.

From Gympie Regional Libraries via the State Library of Queensland.

https://digital.slq.qld.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?change_lng=en&dps_pid=IE1023420

MichaelBaron
16-12-2020, 09:47 AM
Mr W A Smith, chess editor of the Queensland times, strenuously advocated the formation of a organizing body for Queensland Chess. There were now fifteen chess clubs in Queensland, including Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Charters Towers. Inter club matches were arranged and Telegraphic matches with the other colonies took place. One of the prime movers was the strong player Mr H W Apperly who had recently arrived from Adelaide where the South Australian Chess Association had been established in 1894.

The CAQ was formed at a meeting on April 6, 1897. Mr Apperly as chairman, proposed the motion that an association be formed while Mr Edmund Gregory, editor of the Queensland Times, seconded the motion which was enthusiastically carried.

The first meeting of the new chess association took place in June. Mr Gregory was elected as the first CAQ president with Mr Addison Vice President, The first affiliated clubs were Brisbane, Woolloongabba, The School of Arts, Ipswich, St George, Telegraph Newspaper Company, Government Printing Office, Sandgate and Railway Institute. After the meeting 66 players took part in a match to celebrate the new regime.

One of the motivations for forming the CAQ was to set the ground rules for the Queensland Championship. Lack of established rules however, did not stop the Championships from taking place.

The first Queensland Champion is listed on the CAQ web site, as A. C Palmer who won a tournament for the championship in 1895 at the age of 17. The next year a challenge match for the championship was played between Palmer and Apperly in the rooms of the Brisbane Chess Club at the Metropole Hotel. After six games, Palmer was leading 3.5 to 2.5 but Apperly went on to win.

Enter Julius Leigh Jacobsen.

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Julius was born in Hull, England in 1862. He won a match for the Australian Championship held in Sydney in 1897 against William Crane by a score of seven games to one with draws not counted.

Julius was a prominent Chess Journalist in the days when there were many newspapers and many chess columns. He apparently spent some time in Brisbane when, “He won the championship of Queensland, and the gold medal presented by Mr Justice Mein, on the 1st of March 1887."

So who was the first Queensland Chess champion?

There is a game from the Jacobsen, Crane match at:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/87769863?searchTerm=Queensland%20Times%20Chess%20C olumnHome

I wonder whether there is a collection of surviving games played in Australia/QLD in those times available somewhere.

blackbishop
16-12-2020, 10:15 AM
Games from, and information about, the first tournament to decide the Queensland Championship are available on Chess Chat
on page one of the link below. The tournament occurred in 1895. It may be best to download the booklet from Ian Murray's Dropbox. You may then have to rotate the pages
using your document viewer software.

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17829-Queensland-chess-history-(sf-Brisbane-Chess-Club)

MichaelBaron
16-12-2020, 10:18 AM
For the Jacobsen- Crane game got to love the notes!

MichaelBaron
16-12-2020, 10:18 AM
Games from, and information about, the first tournament to decide the Queensland Championship are available on Chess Chat
on page one of the link below. The tournament occurred in 1895. It may be best to download the booklet from Ian Murray's Dropbox. You may then have to rotate the pages
using your document viewer software.

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17829-Queensland-chess-history-(sf-Brisbane-Chess-Club)


Thank you, BB

blackbishop
16-12-2020, 05:17 PM
"National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s nine national, state and territory libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. The NED service provides for the deposit, management, storage, preservation, discovery and delivery of published electronic material across Australia."


https://ned.gov.au/resources/about.html

blackbishop
17-12-2020, 08:27 AM
The Queensland International Tournament Booklet 1979, was scanned at 300 dpi and uploaded to NED by the newly appointed Chess Association of Queensland Archivist last night. This morning it is available for free download from Trove.

https://ned.gov.au/ned/

blackbishop
18-12-2020, 08:28 AM
From the Town and Country Journal, 7th September 1895.


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/5243372

blackbishop
19-12-2020, 08:25 AM
In Australia, publishers are required by law to deposit publications with the National Library of Australia and with their local state or territory library.
In our case, the publisher might be the ACF, a state chess association, a chess club or an individual.

Over the years, we have complied by sending hard copies of our books, magazines, newsletters, tournament bulletins etc for listing on Trove and State Library databases but these are not available for free download.

The National edeposit (NED) went live on 30 May 2019. NED provides us with the opportunity to carefully scan a previously published article that you might care to preserve and make available to chess players across Australia.

A published item would include, as I understand it, online articles.

Ian Murray added his, "Queensland Chess Championships 1895 - 1995" to Trove yesterday. It is now available to download or view on Trove.


https://ned.gov.au/resources/about.html

https://www.dpconline.org/events/digital-preservation-awards/dpa2020-ned

https://www.dpconline.org/digipres/discover-good-practice

https://ned.gov.au/ned/

blackbishop
20-12-2020, 06:06 AM
Andrew Robinson has done a great job and provided a valuable resource in maintaining an archive of the exploits of The Gap Chess Club over many years. Andrew is the current President of The Gap Chess Club.


https://www.thegapchessclub.org.au/archive/

https://old.thegapchessclub.org.au/

https://www.facebook.com/thegapchessclub/

The Gap Chess Club meets 7:30pm every Friday night at The Gap State High School in Brisbane.

blackbishop
28-12-2020, 10:55 AM
This is a compilation of information derived from Trove.


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blackbishop
28-12-2020, 11:21 AM
Download or view from the Dropbox link below.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5b7r3i2aogstia/Mackay%20Chess%20Club.pdf?dl=0

Andrew Robinson
30-12-2020, 03:20 PM
The Toowoomba history discusses the pioneering chess efforts of J.A. Boyce (1846-1927).
At the end it mentioned his retirement (which was on March 14, 1909, not 1919) and his final years in Sandgate.
On Trove I've found his connection to the Sandgate Chess Club
JA Boyce was the first president of the re-formed Sandgate Chess Club: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19952564
He was still active as captain of the Sandgate CC in 1923: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183901267
His son C.L.R. Boyce won the Queensland Championship in 1924 and 1925.

blackbishop
31-12-2020, 09:04 AM
The Toowoomba history discusses the pioneering chess efforts of J.A. Boyce (1846-1927).
At the end it mentioned his retirement (which was on March 14, 1909, not 1919) and his final years in Sandgate.
On Trove I've found his connection to the Sandgate Chess Club
JA Boyce was the first president of the re-formed Sandgate Chess Club: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19952564
He was still active as captain of the Sandgate CC in 1923: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183901267
His son C.L.R. Boyce won the Queensland Championship in 1924 and 1925.

Thanks Andrew for pointing out that I have wrongly recorded J A Boyce's retirement date and that he did play an active part in the Sandgate Chess Club on his retirement in 1909.
He also was active in the School of Arts Chess Club in Townsville while he was a magistrate there.

I will likely post a corrected version including his Townsville and Sandgate exploits.

blackbishop
01-01-2021, 04:19 PM
This is a corrected and enlarged version of a previous post. This time, the file resides in my Dropbox.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/61w39r1iiibcrhu/J%20A%20Boyce%20and%20the%20Toowoomba%20Chess%20Cl ub.pdf?dl=0

blackbishop
06-01-2021, 08:35 AM
Wendy and her husband Clive Terry, played a vital part in running the Chess Association of Queensland and, as the accounts below verify, they made a significant contribution to junior chess in Queensland.

Quotes from Graeme Gardiner former Australian Chess Federation President and founder of Gardiner Chess June 5 2005 on Chess Chat.

“Many of you will know that Wendy ran the Rookies Chess Club in Wynnum for many years and was heavily involved with the Queensland Women's Chess League. Many top players, both male and female, have been through Wendy's club over the years. Wendy and Clive for years ran the Chess Association of Queensland as Secretary and Treasurer.

Wendy was for a long time the Queensland rep on the Australian Women's Chess League. Wendy was a great advocate for equity issues involving disabled people. She created and organised the Queensland Veterans and Disabled Championships.

Her energy and achievements were even more remarkable as she was confined to a wheelchair for many years with multiple sclerosis.

Wendy loved the sport of chess, and regrettably she never quite managed to win the Queensland Women's title, although her daughter Andrea won it in 1985.

Up until very recently she was still coaching chess to students at Cleveland Primary School.”

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ht=Wendy+Terry


Quotes from Stephen Solomon June 8 2005 ACF Bulletin.

“Wendy was a great organiser and coach of junior chess. She was a great ambassador for the ethics of the game, and started the Qld Veterans' and Disabled Championships during the 80s. For many years she was the main organiser of the Qld Women's and Girls championships, of which my wife, Janeen, won six. I remember when I first moved to Queensland in 1984, Janeen was playing in the Qld Women's', and the venue was the MS Centre at Dutton Park. Wendy, and her long-time friend Gail Young, were the main organisers. Nerida Powell and Andrea Terry were Janeen's main rivals in the tournament.”

“Wendy was a special influence to us all; when you were with her you knew you were with a sincere and honest person. She had an excellent track record of identifying talent and then bringing them up to the very promising level. Charles Pizzato and David Smerdon are two. Also Andrew Meldrum, Paul Kalokerinos and Steven Sengstock. I could go on, and actually she has coached hundreds of juniors from the very beginner stage. She often passed them on to myself once they were at a certain level, which was at least her own strength of about 1400.

It was about 25 years ago when she started her Rookies Chess Club with her husband, Clive. They had two sessions one afternoon each week; for a long time it was at St Peter's school in Balmoral near their house at Morningside. Recently they coached at Cleveland. It was in the mid-70s when Wendy became interested in chess, around the same time as she was diagnosed.

blackbishop
06-01-2021, 08:46 AM
I first met John when the late Adrian Harding and I made the journey to Townsville from Rockhampton by car for the North Queensland Championships in 1978.

I got to know him better on moving to Townsville in 1981. He was by far the strongest player as well as being the prime mover and shaker at the Townsville Club. He posted out the “Northern Newsletter” detailing the activities of the club. I remember being roped into the lengthy task of folding the newsletters and putting them into envelopes.

Parting with the money to subscribe to his newsletter gave you membership of the Chess Association of Queensland. His theory, derived from some American guru he had known, was that for every hundred letters you sent out you would get a certain few positive responses. All you had to do was keep sending out the newsletters and your readership would grow.

Along with his readership, the CAQ membership grew alarmingly and since the voting power of a club at CAQ meetings depended on how many CAQ members the club had, then the voting power of “our man in Brisbane” the late Leo Wilkinson, grew such that he alone could determine the outcome of any vote. I was told that after a lengthy debate over an issue raised at a CAQ meeting, the assembled delegates would turn as one in Leo’s direction to await his verdict.

Parting with the money to subscribe to his newsletter gave you membership of the Chess Association of Queensland. His theory, derived from some American guru he had known, was that for every hundred letters you sent out you would get a certain few positive responses. All you had to do was keep sending out the newsletters and your readership would grow.

Along with his readership, the CAQ membership grew alarmingly and since the voting power of a club at CAQ meetings depended on how many CAQ members the club had, then the voting power of “our man in Brisbane” the late Leo Wilkinson, grew such that he alone could determine the outcome of any vote. I was told that after a lengthy debate over an issue raised at a CAQ meeting, the assembled delegates would turn as one in Leo’s direction to await his verdict.

John somehow managed to obtain the sponsorship for the National STD Chess Championship organised by Townsville, from Novag Chess Computers. Teams of eight players competed via an STD telephone hookup. The event was won by the Waverley Chess Club.

I got the impression that John and Denese would much prefer a more cosmopolitan life in Sydney but both were tied to Townsville by their jobs. John taught English and Icelandic studies at James Cook University and Denese had a senior position in the administration of James Cook.

I left Townsville in 1984 and lost contact with John. I was glad to learn from the Bridge Club that John and Denese made it back to Sydney in retirement. It was a privilege to have known him.
John somehow managed to obtain the sponsorship for the National STD Chess Championship organised by Townsville, from Novag Chess Computers. Teams of eight players competed via an STD telephone hookup. The event was won by the Waverley Chess Club.

I got the impression that John and Denese would much prefer a more cosmopolitan life in Sydney but both were tied to Townsville by their jobs. John taught English and Icelandic studies at James Cook University and Denese had a senior position in the administration of James Cook.

I left Townsville in 1984 and lost contact with John. I was glad to learn from the Bridge Club that John and Denese made it back to Sydney in retirement. It was a privilege to have known him.

blackbishop
09-01-2021, 05:54 AM
Possibly Connie’s interest in chess and chess coaching was kindled by her son Charles who won the Queensland Junior Championship in five consecutive years, beginning in 1993 when he would have been around thirteen years old. Today, Charles is the Executive General Manager of IT Infrastructure at the Suncorp Group.

Connie was the Somerville School’s Publicity Officer and Chess Coordinator from 1997 until around 2018, when she retired. Somerville House is an independent, boarding and day school for primary and secondary school girls, located in South Brisbane. For at least some of that time, Chess was part of the school’s curriculum. Implicit in this is the belief that chess can stimulate the minds of the young resulting in positive life benefits unrelated to chess. Graeme Gardiner, who worked at the Somerset College on the Gold Coast, pursued that theme.

Connie and Kerry Corker did the chess coaching at the Somerville school and organised primary schools teams events. Both people were also very involved in the Queensland Junior Chess League, an organisation founded by parents wanting to maintain the inter primary school teams chess competition. Kerry coached a Somerville Team and the Worongary Primary School team to win national titles.

Later Connie was assisted by Patrick Byrom who directed teams events at Somerville and other schools. They worked together to run the Somerville House High School and Primary School teams competitions over many years. The extent of this competition is evident from the 2017 entry information at:

https://pullenvaless.eq.edu.au/supportandresources/formsanddocuments/documents/ivisions2017-term-2---som-house-primary-school-chess-autumn-invitational.pdf

Over two hundred primary school students participated in the previous year. The competition was organised into five divisions with two division for beginners.

Patrick relates that they continue to run a teams event at the Mt Carmel school. Patrick also helps to run the Southside Junior Chess Club at:

http://www.southsidejuniorchessclub.org/

Patrick Byrom
05-02-2021, 11:33 AM
I received this unusual email a few days ago. At first I thought it was spam, but the newspaper report about Matrosow starting a chess club in Cairns in 1953 (https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42774982/3101828) is real.


I am a probate attorney in Connecticut I am looking for family members of a man, George, that recently passed away.George would have had an aunt and uncle who were in your area. I found a news article from the 1950’s about Valentin Matrosow who was going to start a chess club in Cairns. His wife, Lydia, would be the aunt of the man who passed away. The news article indicated that the couple had two small children who would be his cousins. I thought maybe Valentin’s name would be known and I decided to think outside of the box and see if someone may know about this family.

blackbishop
17-02-2021, 08:24 AM
The 2021 Queensland Open will be held in Cairns at Trinity Anglican School August 14th and 15th.

Below is a viewable, downloadable account of the early history of Chess in Cairns and the Cairns Chess Club derived from Trove.




https://www.dropbox.com/s/umh2qacyi3ry1p6/Cairns.pdf?dl=0

iSage
17-02-2021, 01:54 PM
[SIZE=3] Today, Charles is the Executive General Manager of IT Infrastructure at the Suncorp Group.

Showing my age, but I secured Charles his first part time job in IT - monitoring alarms and back-up power to ISP dial-up PoP's

blackbishop
19-03-2021, 07:27 AM
Trove History of the Bundaberg Chess Club


https://www.dropbox.com/s/dem1hpc4cgrpb3r/Bundaberg.pdf?dl=0

blackbishop
07-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Trove record of the formation of the Rockhampton Chess Club in 1873


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blackbishop
09-04-2021, 07:15 AM
Trove history of the Rockhampton Chess Club 1874 to 1891

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blackbishop
09-04-2021, 01:34 PM
Rockhampton Chess Club and the School of Arts



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blackbishop
18-04-2021, 07:21 AM
Patrick Byrom has provided these issues of the Queensland Junior Chess magazine, Chess Chat, edited by Ian Murray.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vjf9a5tbm2vr93s/AAD3ilIRDB16PEpm29iSGRXCa?dl=0

Patrick Byrom
24-04-2021, 02:39 AM
Minor correction: That junior magazine was called Chess Express, not Chess Chat.

This record (https://docplayer.net/162544963-Gregory-terrace-st-joseph-s-college-through-our-gifts-faith-and-personal-involvement.html) of a pre-Gardiner Chess interschool competition is worth keeping:

... Terrace Chess commenced early in Term One with teams of students contesting the "Queensland High Schools Teams Chess Championships 1997" on four consecutive Friday evenings during February and March. Terrace nominated one A Grade Team, two C Grade Teams, and one novice Team, each consisting of four players along with reserves in this "State Championship" which was contested at San Sisto College, Carina. The most successful Team from Terrace was the C Grade Team of David Yeowart (board one and Team Captain), Brian Fernando (board two), Nilesh Mendis (board three), Luke Mulkearns (board four). Alexander Chow (board two of the other C Grade Team), and Charles Pizzato (board one, A Grade) had excellent individual results with Charles being unbeaten in all of the matches he contested - unfortunately Charles was unable to play on the first night of competition due to a very painful broken arm. ...

Kerry Corker
24-04-2021, 12:27 PM
Thanks for that Patrick. I thought Charles broke his arm in 1996. Our history is in little bits all over the place.

I’ve been talking to Andrew on here and he straightened me out on the high school numbers issue.
You were working on figures from a couple of years ago. When the comp. is played throughout the year, and thus misses most of the year 12s.
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2019 –
160 High School kids in the GC comp.
Maybe 20 year-12s playing throughout the state according to Andrew.
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1995 or 96 –
324 at San Sisto. Brisbane, GC, west to Ipswich and north to Morayfield only.
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So, I now have to extrapolate figures from 1995 to now and guess how many yr 12s there were then and how many to expect now.
And then translate that to the rest of the country.
You can see why I favour launching in 2026! And cannot get the plan on your desk any sooner!
I remember there being a lot of buzz about formals so maybe there were a lot of year 12s.
There were a lot of kids taller than me, if that helps. And no exam pressure, fresh back from the holidays.

If it were run in February post covid, I would guess 600 for the state. How many yr 12s? What about 10%?
I am going to go with –
60 yr- 12s in the state if run in Feb and 150 Australia wide.

If run throughout the year, I am going with 30 yr 12s because of study pressure etc..And maybe 100 aus wide.

The reason the QJCL ran in Feb. was that we simply needed the numbers. We paid all staff $8 per hour as I recall. Parents worked for free.
QJCL was funding tournaments such as the Young Masters with $500 1st. plus a reserves event to complement.
Gardiner Chess aren’t as desperate for customers as we were and can afford to have it through the year.
Bottom line for QJCL in February? Bums on seats.

Afitz
24-04-2021, 03:51 PM
The events through the year end up with more bums on seats as you say.....many schools will only play in terms 2 and 3. Term 1 is too busy for schools to get organised properly now. Times have changed in a big big way compared to how things used to run - and i say that as someone who played throughout school and has run events in both Victoria and Queensland.

Kerry Corker
24-04-2021, 06:08 PM
I never had any problem tying up my horse at the old events. Ah, those were the days.

blackbishop
05-06-2021, 07:01 AM
Grandmaster David Smerdon lecture, Melbourne Chess Club February 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l5EVd3d4Wk

Olympiad Tromsø August 2014 - A quick chat with Anton Smirnov and David Smerdon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxp76c1BPxY

GM David Smerdon plays Banter Blitz on Internet Chess Club - June 10, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrxcFJHUmAI

blackbishop
05-06-2021, 07:52 AM
Hi All
The notice of Joe Tarnawski's funeral on Tuesday June 8 at 12 noon at The Gap is attached. Everyone from the Chess Community is invited to attend if they wish.
In a lovely gesture, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made instead to the Queensland Women's and Girl's Chess Championship.
Joe is well remembered by once beating GM Kotov in a simul and for his great blitz chess by many of my generation and older!
Please pass this notice on to anyone you think might like to attend.

Regards Mark C Stokes 0431 419 136, President. Chess Association of Queensland.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/tributes/notice/funeral-notices/josef-tarnawski/5712016/

https://eminetra.com.au/the-day-a-russian-grandmaster-was-defeated-in-brisbane/81082/

https://mackayonlinenews.com.au/the-day-a-russian-grandmaster-was-defeated-in-brisbane/

blackbishop
15-06-2021, 01:50 PM
Gene was Queensland Junior Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2013. He tied for first place at the Queensland Open Championships in 2012 and 2018. He came equal eight in the 2018 Australian Championships at the Norths Chess Club in Sydney.

“Just for a winner's grin” The Courier Mail by Michael Wray September 2007
https://amp.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/just-for-a-winners-grin/news-story/fd336b802b2a50d7ffe40b707a4bd128

Gene at the Gold Coast Chess Club Open 2016
https://goldcoastchessclub.org.au/evnts/results-archive/y2016/results-archive2017championship/

The Genius of Autism.
https://the-genius-of-autism.fandom.com/wiki/Gene_Nakauchi

https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/autistic-chess-champion-takes-on-the-world/2678040 Transcript

Games.
https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/player/146311

blackbishop
19-06-2021, 05:56 PM
Worongary Primary School girls, left to right, Debbie Olcorn, Alex Jule, Amy Evans and Jessica Layton won the Australian Girls Primary Schools Championships in Canberra 1999 and Adelaide 2000.
Coach Kerry Corker in background.


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blackbishop
19-06-2021, 06:18 PM
January 1st - 9th 2015 - The 2015 New Zealand Chess Congress, Auckland.

A ten way tie of eligible players for the New Zealand Championships saw Alexandra becoming Champion of New Zealand with friends.

Joint New Zealand Champions: IM Russell Dive, FM Nic Croad, FM Ben Hague, IM Paul Garbett, IM Anthony Ker, Gino Thornton, FM Bob Smith, NM Leonard McLaren, WIM Alexandra Jule (under 2000 Grading prize) & Gordon Morrell.

New Zealand Chess Federation.

blackbishop
19-06-2021, 06:33 PM
ABC Gold Coast Article by Sally Rope


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-06/gold-coast-chess-interest-soars-after-queens-gambit-airs/12949886

blackbishop
25-06-2021, 08:54 AM
Penny Cooper, Sallyann Nicholas, Kimberley Orth, Catherine Jackson. Somerset Chess.

https://www.facebook.com/somersetchess/posts/somerset-chess-commenced-in-19901991-after-a-random-discussion-in-the-staff-room/1342623885880909/

blackbishop
25-06-2021, 10:03 AM
David is the man behind the Queensland Junior ratings list.

From Gardiner Chess:
https://gardinerchess.com.au/the-man-behind-the-qj-ratings-dr-mckinnon/

Honour Roll of the Queensland Junior Ratings for the past 24 years until November 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/gardinerchess/posts/dr-mckinnon-the-queensland-junior-ratings-officer-has-produced-this-honour-roll-/2109085982469115/

blackbishop
10-07-2021, 12:53 PM
David Esmonde is a FIDE Arbiter and Webmaster for the Australian Chess Federation and the Chess Association of Queensland. His company Aunix, hosts these websites as well as those of the Brisbane and City of Redcliffe Chess Clubs.

David’s arrival at a tournament is a very welcome and highly desirable event since he is likely accompanied by eight DGT boards, meaning that the top games will be broadcast live online and recorded on his AuNix LiveChess website.

https://livechess.aunz.net/

Having your games immortalised on AuNix must help to ensure the success of the tournament. It also provides a good spectator sport. Recently, he broadcast the Queensland Junior championships 2021.
It was great to witness the juniors beating each other up for a change from the safety of my computer room.

A valuable collection of mainly Queensland tournament games has been amassed since 2018. The tournaments include Queensland Senior and Junior Championships, Nell van de Graaff Classic, Aivars Gipslis, Peninsula Open, Gold Coast Open, Queensland Open, Bundaberg Open, GPS Inter-schools, Leo Wilkinson and Wendy Terry Memorials. All the tournament files are downloadable.

David was Technical Officer for the 2020 Australian Schools Teams Championships the National Organiser being Hughston Parle, and with IA Peter Tsai as Arbiter. Four teams, Secondary Open and Girls, Primary Open and Girls, represented each state and the ACT. These were the winning school teams from extensive inter-school competitions involving thousands of students within each state and the ACT. Local organisers at each state and territory venue ensured that their four teams knew what to do.

AuNix LiveChess hosted the event with which everybody seemed happy. The schools teams competition has been growing larger ever since its inception in 1998. Ordinarily, state teams meet face to face. Covid made interstate travel difficult so that an online solution was tried for the first time and was successful.

https://sites.google.com/view/2020-astc/team-lists

David has been a valued member of the chess community in Queensland for many years. In 1993, Graeme Gardiner and local chess players formed the Gold Coast Chess Club. Soon the first Gold Coast Open was held.

According to Graeme, “Early organisers of the first Gold Coast Open which was held in the library at Somerset College included Jeff and Elizabeth Carmichael, as well as Bruce Harris and David Esmonde.”

Current CAQ President, Mark Stokes: “I have enjoyed the role immensely, even though it has its ups and downs. But we have a fantastic CAQ Council with wonderful members like Andrew Fitzpatrick, Gail Young, Shaun Curtis, Bryan Moss, Hughston Parle, Eliot Soo-Burrowes, Martin Carter, Heather Richards and IT expert David Esmonde all giving up many hours of their own time to promote chess. I am honoured to be their President.”

blackbishop
18-07-2021, 08:19 AM
David was Queensland Champion in 1981 and is still playing in chess tournaments in Queensland and New Zealand. He manages the hours of driving from his home in Mullumbimby by listening to audiobooks as he drives.

David is a co-founder of The Echo newspaper in Mullumbimby and the author of the historical novels “Moral Victories” - The Story of Savielly Tartakower and “Heresy” an account of Pelagius and the evolution of Christianity. He also wrote a memoir, “Between Dark and Dark” about life in the sixties and the founding of the newspaper.

https://www.echo.net.au/author/david/ “He helped found The Echo in 1986”

http://www.pelagius.com.au/author.html Early Life.

https://www.echo.net.au/2018/08/end-fun-david-lovejoy-concludes-story-echos-early-years/ About the Echo and some of David’s articles in The Echo

https://www.365chess.com/players/David_Lovejoy Games

David became unwell while playing Mark Stokes in the last Peninsula Open. Their game on AuNix Livechess is still shown as being "live" as is David, I am glad to report. He expects to be playing again soon.
We all wish him well.

blackbishop
22-09-2021, 03:10 PM
Ian Murray produced from 1987 to 1996, forty issues of the quarterly, Queensland Chess, the main medium for disseminating the chess news at the time, under the auspices of the Chess Association of Queensland. His many contributions to chess at the state and national levels have been acknowledged by his award of the Purdy Medal for Chess Journalism in 1992 and the Koshnitsky Medal for chess administration in 2000.

At 81 years, Ian recently assisted the ACF by organising the Olympiad Appeal. Lately, he has scanned all forty of his magazines and offers them here as a valuable record of the time and for your enjoyment.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0s28vqe1chtfs0c/AADwSu52aBJdfSHhZSRoP-twa?dl=0

blackbishop
03-10-2021, 07:18 AM
From Ian Murray’s magazines and from the Australian Women’s Chess League Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 4, November 1985, edited by Evelyn Koshnitsky, a few more of the missing entries in the CAQ list of Womens and Girls State Champions have been found.

According to the AWCL Bulletin, Myra Cook was the first Queensland Womens Champion in 1970. The event was not held again until 1980 when Myra donated a “beautiful shield which is now gaining a little history itself”. The 1985 Womens Champion and also the Girls Champion was Andrea Terry, daughter of Clive and Wendy Terry.

Thanks to Gary Lane and Kerry Corker for providing the AWCL Bulletin.

Janeen Solomon won the Womens title in 1989. Boglarka Remenyi won in 1993 and possibly she won the Queensland title in earlier years since she was joint Australian Girls champion in 1990 with her sister Barbara, J King and G Grbovac and was outright winner in 1991, according to the ACF website. In 1994, Boglarka was joint Australian Womens champion with Narelle Szuveges, Liz Ports and Lee Fraser. There is an article about Boglarka, the Paediatric Cardiologist, at:

https://www.facebook.com/ROMACFRIENDS/photos/ms-bogl%C3%A1rka-bo-rem%C3%A9nyi-is-the-northern-territorys-nominee-for-australian-of-the-/393576481074717/

In 1994 Alia Zile was Women’s champion with Shiloh Norris Girl’s Champion. In 1996, Connie Constantinou was Women’s Champion with Kimberley Orth Girl’s Champion.

The 2021 Queensland Womens and Girls Championships
Starts: October 16, 2021
Ends: October 17, 2021
Location: Loreto College, 415 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151, Australia

https://caq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-Seniors-Champ.pdf

PaulNoosa
26-10-2021, 06:22 AM
Ian Murray produced from 1987 to 1996, forty issues of the quarterly, Queensland Chess, the main medium for disseminating the chess news at the time, under the auspices of the Chess Association of Queensland. His many contributions to chess at the state and national levels have been acknowledged by his award of the Purdy Medal for Chess Journalism in 1992 and the Koshnitsky Medal for chess administration in 2000.

At 81 years, Ian recently assisted the ACF by organising the Olympiad Appeal. Lately, he has scanned all forty of his magazines and offers them here as a valuable record of the time and for your enjoyment.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0s28vqe1chtfs0c/AADwSu52aBJdfSHhZSRoP-twa?dl=0

From Ian's tedious labours scanning the documents, I have taken all the files and reviewed them. There seem to be some issues missing, a few duplicates, a few incorrectly named, scanned 2-pages to a page and comprise images only. So I have taken the files and split them into separate pages, scanned them for OCR (optical character recognition), compressed each file, renamed them, added some files that were missing (there are still a few issues missing which I will add when I get my chess library out of storage at some stage in the future) and then uploaded a complete new set. What all this means is that the files are more complete, they are correctly named, open more quickly and can be searched for particular words.

Access the file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43v814n6cdxh9mq/QldChess.zip?dl=0

PaulNoosa
26-10-2021, 06:23 AM
Ian Murray produced from 1987 to 1996, forty issues of the quarterly, Queensland Chess, the main medium for disseminating the chess news at the time, under the auspices of the Chess Association of Queensland. His many contributions to chess at the state and national levels have been acknowledged by his award of the Purdy Medal for Chess Journalism in 1992 and the Koshnitsky Medal for chess administration in 2000.

At 81 years, Ian recently assisted the ACF by organising the Olympiad Appeal. Lately, he has scanned all forty of his magazines and offers them here as a valuable record of the time and for your enjoyment.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0s28vqe1chtfs0c/AADwSu52aBJdfSHhZSRoP-twa?dl=0

From Ian's tedious labours scanning the documents, I have taken all the files and reviewed them. There seem to be some issues missing, a few duplicates, a few incorrectly named, scanned 2-pages to a page and comprise images only. So I have taken the files and split them into separate pages, scanned them for OCR (optical character recognition), compressed each file, renamed them, added some files that were missing (there are still a few issues missing which I will add when I get my chess library out of storage at some stage in the future) and then uploaded a complete new set. What all this means is that the files are more complete, they are correctly named, open more quickly and can be searched for particular words.

Access the file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43v814n6cdxh9mq/QldChess.zip?dl=0

blackbishop
26-10-2021, 07:47 AM
From Ian's tedious labours scanning the documents, I have taken all the files and reviewed them. There seem to be some issues missing, a few duplicates, a few incorrectly named, scanned 2-pages to a page and comprise images only. So I have taken the files and split them into separate pages, scanned them for OCR (optical character recognition), compressed each file, renamed them, added some files that were missing (there are still a few issues missing which I will add when I get my chess library out of storage at some stage in the future) and then uploaded a complete new set. What all this means is that the files are more complete, they are correctly named, open more quickly and can be searched for particular words.

Access the file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43v814n6cdxh9mq/QldChess.zip?dl=0

Ian Murray undertook to scan his magazines covering a ten year period. He had a hand in producing the magazine at other times. If you have found other issues of the magazine, that would be great. I tried to download your zipped file but failed. It may be an issue with my Ubuntu operating system. How long is your file? The total size of the 43 QLD Chess magazines on my Dropbox is 293 megabytes. You can view or download one magazine at a time. I assume that your zip file contains all of these magazines and more. The size of the download may be a problem.

blackbishop
26-10-2021, 09:19 AM
Kerry Corker was able to access your Dropbox file using a Windows laptop and view the magazines one by one.

PaulNoosa
27-10-2021, 06:29 AM
The zipfile has been prepared with a licensed version of WinZip (and is 124MB - less than half the image-based original) and all files were compressed with a licensed version of Adobe Acrobat, so I suspect the problem might be with your OS. But your post caused me to have a look again and I have discovered what has caused the problem. I simply hit the download button on the original DropBox package, downloading the 293MB file and that is where the problem is. The separately listed monthly issues are individual links to each file and appear to be complete. The zip file activated by the download button links contains the duplicate files, incorrectly dated files, etc. and misses some files. So over the next few days I will prepare the balance files and replace the overall package.

PaulNoosa
27-10-2021, 06:50 AM
Further to the response above:
- The following additional issues are under preparation: Sep 1987, Sep 1990, Dec 1994, Dec 1996 (to be added to my zip file)
- The following issues were not included in the original post (either by individual file or in the zip file): Mar 1997 through to Mar 1998, Sep 1998, Jun-Sep 1999, Mar-Dec 2000 and Jun 2001
You might also note that if you have trouble with the original DropBox listing of "41 'QLD Chess' March 1999.pdff" simply drop the second "f" from the very end of the pathname i.e. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0s28vqe1chtfs0c/AADwSu52aBJdfSHhZSRoP-twa?dl=0&preview=41+%27QLD+Chess%27+March++1999.pdf

PaulNoosa
27-10-2021, 06:02 PM
The Queensland Chess zipfile that I uploaded to DropBox has been updated with the additional 4 issues referenced in #92 above - giving a total of 46 issues. The missing issues referenced above are still not there, but as I have mentioned I have copies in storage and when I settle I will tackle them (though that could be years away). Anyway, the full set of files that Ian uploaded has been rejigged as described above, but I also failed to mention another major improvement. Ian's scanning produced files of various resolutions, most of which resulted in page sizes larger than A4 (and hence larger files sizes). Queensland Chess had an A5 format (a folded A4), so I have resized all the files to an A5 page. The original link at #88 should give access to the updated zip file, but here is another one: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43v814n6cdxh9mq/QldChess.zip?dl=0

blackbishop
28-10-2021, 06:21 AM
I can now readily access Ian's files on your Dropbox using my Ubuntu Desktop. Thank you for further reducing the file sizes and cleaning up the presentation.

I am forever being hounded by eager chess players wanting to scan their state's surviving chess magazines and bulletins to capture their state's chess history. Perhaps Paul could provide some information to assist them.
For example, what would be a good resolution to use. I used 150 dpi. It seems to me that an ordinary computer and printer/scanner produced satisfactory results.

blackbishop
28-10-2021, 02:55 PM
Queensland Chess was edited by Ian Murray as a quarterly magazine between March 1987 and December 1996.

In 1997, David McKinnon and Alison Spears, “provided a quality magazine” and this level of effort was continued in 1998 by Kevin Casey with assistance from Ian Murray.

In 1999, Ian Murray and Jacob Edwards produced the magazine. Jacob retired as co-editor with the March 2001 issue.


FROM "QUEENSLAND CHESS MAGAZINE" December 2001


“Queensland Chess Magazine 1987 – 2001

Queensland Chess Magazine was reborn in 1987, when I agreed to a CAQ request to produce a 16 page quarterly magazine (the size was always exceeded, never less than 32 pages). By today's standards the product was primitive but effective, first produced on Commodore 64 computer and dot matrix printer, with lots of cut and paste additions the old fashioned way with scissors and glue. Modern desktop publishing technology allowed publication of a world class magazine in recent years.

New editors (David McKinnon and Alison Spiers, Kevin Casey, Wally Djachenko, Jacob Edwards) came and went, and I finished up back in the chair for the swan song.

As forecast at the beginning of 2001, the magazine has outlived its usefulness - this is the final issue. Spiralling costs and the time and effort required to compose and print each issue sounded the death knell - information can be circulated by the internet and e-mail more efficiently, more timely and at a fraction of the cost.

So, with feelings of regret and relief, I wrap up this last issue ready to print.

Ian Murray
Editor”

blackbishop
28-10-2021, 05:19 PM
According to Ian Murray, there was a quality chess magazine produced in Queensland during the 1960s. John Gray's Northern Chess Newsletter would also be a great resource.

Kerry Corker
13-11-2021, 12:35 PM
CAQ Records21.0 is now available on the dropbox below.
Some interesting statistics which will hopefully be compared to those of other states.

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ihsxon9dh4og1af9cxrjh/CAQ-Records-21.0.xlsx?dl=0&rlkey=o8pnao8uzw63az4foxvxbdwhs

blackbishop
29-12-2021, 11:02 AM
The first chess club in Brisbane calling itself the Brisbane Chess Club, was formed at the South Brisbane Mechanics Institute in March 1866.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1264409?searchTerm=Ipswich%20Chess%20Club

A month later, a press report refers to them as The South Brisbane Chess Club.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1265478?searchTerm=Brisbane%20Chess%20Club

Attempts were made to form a chess club at the old North Brisbane School of Arts, where chess sets and tables had been provided, but by 1870, its seems that no chess club survived in Brisbane.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1321958?searchTerm=Brisbane%20Chess%20Club

On October the 5th, 1870 a Brisbane Chess Club was formed at Moxley’s Hotel, Brisbane with Dr Prentice as president.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1333653?searchTerm=Brisbane%20Chess%20Club

Dr Charles Prentice.
“Dr. Prentice was acknowledged as a leading botanist in Australia and was a founding member of the Brisbane Chess Club. He was the Surgeon Superintendent of the Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum and a member of the Royal Commission on Education in 1874. He arrived in Queensland from England in 1864 and settled in Woolloongabba, Brisbane where he lived until his death in 1894.” https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/175977404?keyword=woolloongabba%20chess


By 1973, they were situated at the Royal Hotel in Queen St, then the Queen’s Hotel and by 1875, Sullivan’s Hotel. In 1877, the Brisbane Club had to be revived. Meetings were now held at Simmonds’ Cafe’ Royal with Mr Darvall as President. Many more changes of venue followed.

By 1897, when the Chess Association of Queensland was formed, many chess clubs staged inter-club matches under a fixture worked out by the CAQ or as inter-club friendly matches. The clubs included, Brisbane, School of Arts, City, Ipswich, Church Institute, Sandgate, Woolloongabba, Toowong, Ithica, General Post Office, Gympie and Government Printing Office.

antichrist
29-12-2021, 03:34 PM
Amazing a club's roots going back to 1866. Sets from the Old Country presumably.

blackbishop
29-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Queensland separated from NSW to become a self governing colony in June 1859. In March 1860, with a population of around 3000, Ipswich was declared a municipality.

In October 1862, The Courier reported under Country Intelligence, Ipswich, that “Several gentlemen, disciples of Phillidor”, want to start a chess club.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4608438?searchTerm=Ipswich%20Chess%20Club

Apparently, the gentlemen had to wait until August 1867, when a meeting was organised at the local School of Arts for the purpose of forming a chess club.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123610160?searchTerm=Brisbane%20School%20%20of%20A rts.%20%20Chess

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wed 7 Aug 1867
Around a dozen people fronted up and, “We have much pleasure in reporting that business was meant and that business was done.” All members of the new chess club to be members of the School of Arts.

Unlike the unfortunately defunct cricket club, by December 1868, the chess club had become one of the regular institution of the town.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123356298?searchTerm=Ipswich%20Herald%20Chess

The Ipswich School of Arts

In 1858 the Ipswich Subscription & Literary Institute, founded by Benjamin Cribb, became the Ipswich Mechanics’ School of Arts and was subsequently housed in the disused wooden court house, situated on the former Police Court Reserve. Using a government grant and loan a fine new building was constructed and opened in 1865. This was what is known as the old town hall, at
116 Brisbane Street, Ipswich.
https://www.ipswichlibraries.com.au/ipswich-school-of-arts-2/

blackbishop
29-12-2021, 07:59 PM
The same people who formed the new chess club at Moxley’s Hotel in Brisbane in October 1870
participated in the telegraphic match against Sydney as members of the Brisbane Chess Club in 1872.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1330246?searchTerm=chess

They were true pioneers, self reliant and fraternal, creating history as they lived. They entertained each other
with song and recitation, writing expansive poetry to commemorate their victories and defeats, but, could they play chess?

Description and games from the inter-colonial chess match between Sydney and Brisbane in January 1872.
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1026821

A return match took place in March of 1873. The games are on Paul Dunn’s Ozbase.
http://www.ozbase.com.au/games.html

Patrick Byrom
29-12-2021, 08:36 PM
Amazing a club's roots going back to 1866. Sets from the Old Country presumably.While a club called the "Brisbane Chess Club" existed in 1866, I'm not sure that the current club can be described as its successor. The club was 're-booted' in 1992, and has definitely existed continuously since then, but I'm unclear on the continuity before 1992.

Fun Fact: Charles Prentice has an orchid named after him. (https://nossa.org.au/tag/charles-prentice/)

blackbishop
30-12-2021, 08:12 AM
[SIZE=3]Trove should be able to provide a history of the Brisbane club up until around 1950. The more recent history is more difficult to come by.


From “Basil” in “History of the Brisbane Chess Club.” 14-04-2007, 07:49 PM Entry 4


33 Years History & Counting
“Thanks to Jim Petrie for filling in a few more dots

1895 - School of Arts, City
--
1973-1980 State Services House, City (P) >'73 Bruce Holliday. (P) '74-85 Jim Petrie
The rent was raised and the club decamped
1980 The Contract Bridge Club, off Milton Road, Milton (temp home)
1980-1985 Metro Arts Centre, 109 Edward St, City (P) Kerry Corker
The rent was raised and the club decamped, again.
1986 Embroiderers' Guild 149 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley (P) Pat Byrom
1987-1991 Majestic Hotel, George & Turbot Sts, City (P) Paul Chalupa. 1991 (P) Lindsay Knight (dec'd)
1992 BAFS Building George & Turbot Sts, City (opposite) (P) Pat Byrom
1992-2007 Qld Contract Bridge Club, 67 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba (P) Pat Byrom”

From “Doc Holliday” Entry 28

“The Brisbane Chess club was in State Service House in Elizabeth Street before it moved to the Arts Centre in Edward Street. When I joined the club about 1971 Frank Pugh (former CAQ President) was the President of the club. In the early 70's there were many strong players attending like Michael Kuszelansky (9 times Qld Champ), Michael Dyson Tony Truscott etc. There was a short period between these two locations at QIT (now QUIT) about late 1980. As columnist of the Sunday Mail Chess column from June 76 to end of 1982 I reported on the Brisbane Chess club and other local events regularly. I continued scrap books of the column started by Frank Pugh who began the column in 1964. I also continued using his pseudonym Upminster for the column (where he had played chess in London before settling in Australia). The scrap books containing a lot of local chess history and were given to Craig Laird who was working for the CAQ in the late 80's but have since disappeared. Anyone wanting to do research could look them up in the State Archives. My main role was President of the Club from 1978 to about 1981 when Dr. Jim Petrie took over. I managed to win the club championship in 1980 and 1981.”

blackbishop
01-01-2022, 09:45 AM
14 July 1877. Mr Wisker describes progress in the Brisbane Chess Club handicap tournament.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181786609?searchTerm=Brisbane%20Chess%20Club

Sat 1 Dec 1877 Mr Wisker gives the tournament results.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181789226?searchTerm=Brisbane%20chess%20club&searchLimits=

Sat 26 Apr 1879 Progress in a new tournament at the Brisbane Chess Club.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198003646?searchTerm=brisbane%20chess%20club&searchLimits=

Sat 7 Feb 1880 Meanwhile the Brisbane School of Arts Chess Club was alive at the new Ann St venue. Mr Wisker gives a simul’.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20331100?searchTerm=Bundaberg%20Chess%20Club

In 1881, Brisbane’s population was around 37,500.

Fri 21 May 1886 Formation of The City Chess Club, Brisbane. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174702236?searchTerm=city%20chess

Fri 25 June 1886 Brisbane Chess Club still at the Coffee Palace. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4489364/88651

Sat 4 June 1887
“The Brisbane Chess and Draughts Club has been resurrected, after a trance of some months duration. Like Lazarus, it was not dead, but slept. The annual general meeting was held at the Coffee Palace, Grand Arcade.” The elected President was Justice Mein, Secretary A E Wigan, Treasurer J Jacobson.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84111897?searchTerm=city%20chess

Sat 17 Nov 1888 Formation of the Toowong Chess Club
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84118127?searchTerm=Chess%20Brisbane

Sat 3 Oct 1891 Brisbane playing Rockhampton and Bundaberg by Correspondence
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20296603?searchTerm=Bundaberg%20Chess%20Club

Tues 22 Nov 1892 Telegraphic matches with Toowoomba https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3551454?searchTerm=Brisbane%20chess%20club

Sat 8 Jul 1893 A “very interesting chess tournament” and a dispute that reformed the Brisbane Chess club. Mr A Wallace, Queensland Champion, resigns from the Brisbane club over a disagreement concerning arrangements for the current club tournament.

“Unfortunately what turned out to be a very serious altercation took place place between one of the members, Mr Syson on the one side, and Mr Taylour, the then secretary, and Mr Wallace on the other, in connection with the preliminaries of the tournament, which caused the resignation of the latter gentlemen as members of the club greatly to the regret of every member, and a serious loss it has been to the interests both of the tournament and the club”
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20342845?searchTerm=chess

Wed 16 Aug 1893 Advertisements were placed for a meeting to establish a new Brisbane Chess Club.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174074990?searchTerm=Brisbane%20chess%20club

This was a change of leadership of an existing club, rather than the usual reanimating of an expired chess club. The change may have been provoked by the above disagreement or perhaps there was some general disenchantment with the way the club was being run. While Walter Syson became the new treasurer and secretary, he did not maintain the posts for long. The Brisbane School of Arts Chess Club had an interest in the formation of the “new” club, if only to ensure that they had a healthy rival. J A Boyce, who was president of the Brisbane School of Arts chess club in 1893 became the president of the Brisbane Chess Club in 1894.

Thu 24 Aug 1893 The new chess club was offered the use of the Institute of Architects, Courier Building at the corner of Queen and Edwards Streets. Gone was the Cafe Royal.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174073586?searchTerm=Chess

Fri 3 Aug 1894 The Annual General meeting of the Brisbane Chess Club was held at the club rooms, Edward St. Elected President J A Boyce, Secretary, C W Poole, Treasurer, H E Smith.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/173161851?searchTerm=Brisbane%20chess%20club

In several later articles about Walter Syson and on the current Brisbane Chess Club website, Walter Syson is credited with having been the founder of the Brisbane Chess Club.

Sat 18 Jan 1896
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71240809?searchTerm=The%20Town%20and%20Country%20J ournal

blackbishop
04-01-2022, 03:55 PM
“I am but the last in the line - the columnists before me were Keith Whittam, Allan Wilkes, Bruce Holliday and the original Upminster and former CAQ president, Frank Pugh (although before my arrival in Queensland).” Ian Murray in Chess Chat, January, 2009

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?9381-The-Sunday-Mail-chess-column-ceases-publication&highlight=pugh

Frequent articles on Chess, if not a regular chess column, first appeared in The Brisbane Courier, in 1870. A regular column with a problem, game and news first appeared in March of 1897.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3647915?searchTerm=chess

antichrist
04-01-2022, 09:31 PM
Sat 8 Jul 1893 A “very interesting chess tournament” and a dispute that reformed the Brisbane Chess club. Mr A Wallace, Queensland Champion, resigns from the Brisbane club over a disagreement concerning arrangements for the current club tournament.

“Unfortunately what turned out to be a very serious altercation took place place between one of the members, Mr Syson on the one side, and Mr Taylour, the then secretary, and Mr Wallace on the other, in connection with the preliminaries of the tournament, which caused the resignation of the latter gentlemen as members of the club greatly to the regret of every member, and a serious loss it has been to the interests both of the tournament and the club”
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess
.................................................. ............................

I wonder what was behind this? It was even a simul - two against one.

blackbishop
11-01-2022, 06:54 PM
Sat 8 Jul 1893 A “very interesting chess tournament” and a dispute that reformed the Brisbane Chess club. Mr A Wallace, Queensland Champion, resigns from the Brisbane club over a disagreement concerning arrangements for the current club tournament.

“Unfortunately what turned out to be a very serious altercation took place place between one of the members, Mr Syson on the one side, and Mr Taylour, the then secretary, and Mr Wallace on the other, in connection with the preliminaries of the tournament, which caused the resignation of the latter gentlemen as members of the club greatly to the regret of every member, and a serious loss it has been to the interests both of the tournament and the club”
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=chess
.................................................. ............................

I wonder what was behind this? It was even a simul - two against one.

I can’t find any explicit account of the disagreement. My main point was that the Brisbane Club was doing OK with some forty members before the club was reformed so that Walter Syson could not be said to have founded the Brisbane Chess Club.

Dr Charles Prentice would seem to provide a more fitting head for the Brisbane Chess Club to hang its historical hat on.

antichrist
11-01-2022, 09:00 PM
I can’t find any explicit account of the disagreement. My main point was that the Brisbane Club was doing OK with some forty members before the club was reformed so that Walter Syson could not be said to have founded the Brisbane Chess Club.

Dr Charles Prentice would seem to provide a more fitting head for the Brisbane Chess Club to hang its historical hat on.


i thought they were referring to fist fights?

blackbishop
14-01-2022, 12:43 PM
Noosa Chess Club Newsletters January 1998 - December 1999.


1. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-01.pdf

2. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-02.pdf

3. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-03.pdf

4. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-04.pdf

5. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-05.pdf

6. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-06.pdf

7. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-07.pdf

8. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-08.pdf

9. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-09.pdf

10. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1998/News98-10.pdf

11. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1999/News99-11.pdf

12. https://suncoastchess.webs.com/Newsletters/1999/News99-12.pdf

blackbishop
14-01-2022, 07:54 PM
Formation of the Gympie Chess Club.

In 1867 James Nash, discovered gold near the Mary River around 150 kilometres north of Brisbane. The result was a massive influx of chess players into the area. They came, they dug, they played chess then, in time, most of them left.
https://queenslandplaces.com.au/gympie

A meeting to form a chess club took place at Hyne’s Hotel in Gympie when around twenty people signed up to be members.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168851626?searchTerm=chess

By November 1871 they had found a room at the local School of Arts and held their first tournament.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168853625?searchTerm=chess

A match against the Brisbane club took place in August 1872 by telegraph with Gympie leading with one unresolved game.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168855386?searchTerm=chess

So eager were the miners to play chess, that a second club was established at ‘One Mile”. In another part of the diggings.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197931544?searchTerm=Gympie%20Chess

They were still alive in 1891, journeying to Maryborough for a match against the locals which took place, you guessed it, at the local School of Arts.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171373830?searchTerm=Gympie%20chess

PaulNoosa
17-01-2022, 11:03 AM
The Queensland Chess zipfile that I uploaded to DropBox has been updated with the additional 4 issues referenced in #92 above - giving a total of 46 issues. The missing issues referenced above are still not there, but as I have mentioned I have copies in storage and when I settle I will tackle them (though that could be years away). Anyway, the full set of files that Ian uploaded has been rejigged as described above, but I also failed to mention another major improvement. Ian's scanning produced files of various resolutions, most of which resulted in page sizes larger than A4 (and hence larger files sizes). Queensland Chess had an A5 format (a folded A4), so I have resized all the files to an A5 page. The original link at #88 should give access to the updated zip file, but here is another one: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43v814n6cdxh9mq/QldChess.zip?dl=0

Since the October upload above, BlackKnight has pointed out that the March 1999 edition contains March 2000 content. In other words, the cover was March 1999, but the content March 2000. As I don't have digital access to the correct cover and my hard copies are in storage in Queensland I have made up a simple cover and replaced the original March 1999 edition, with the re-covered March 2000 edition. Links above will still all work, but the updated version of the zipfile can be accessed here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43v814n6cdxh9mq/QldChess.zip?dl=0.

blackbishop
17-01-2022, 01:00 PM
Paul collated and presented games from the QLD Seniors Championships for 2021 and did the same for the Bundaberg Chess Festival and Bundaberg Open. While his main interest is perhaps his humongous games database, he has also provided well written monthly newsletters, including club member’s games, for both the Bundaberg and Suncoast chess clubs as well as rejigging the Queensland Chess magazine scans.

You can view the lot from his Dropbox below.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dc5p2pwlh2kxmmc/AAAUiqvWulrqH9Dc57SFd3Mca?dl=0

PaulNoosa
18-01-2022, 09:15 AM
Thx Allan!

blackbishop
18-01-2022, 01:44 PM
Michael D’Arcy.

Michael is currently the Dean of Studies at Emmanuel College, a coeducational residential college on the main University of Queensland campus at St Lucia. He was the Secretary of the Chess Association of Queensland until the AGM of 2021.

“I have held the Publicity position since December 2012, but added Secretary and Junior Chess Coordinator to my portfolio at the AGM in December 2015. I produce minutes and agendas for meetings, respond to enquiries on behalf of the Association, attend to routine administrative matters, and produce and distribute newsletters.”

https://au.linkedin.com/in/michael-d-arcy-237aa075

https://www.emmanuel.uq.edu.au/who-we-are/

Meanwhile, in 2016 he qualified as a FIDE Arbiter and in 2019 as an International Arbiter. He has been the Chief Arbiter in events such as the Queensland Championships, Australian Junior Championships and Gold Coast FIDE Open. He has also acted as an Organizer in many events including the Queensland Championships.

https://ratings.fide.com/profile/3213641

Michael’s work for the CAQ and for junior chess has earned him the respect and thanks of the chess community.

Desmond
19-01-2022, 01:42 PM
Michael’s work for the CAQ and for junior chess has earned him the respect and thanks of the chess community.Hear hear