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blackbishop
27-02-2020, 08:18 AM
C J S Purdy was married in 1934 to Anne Crakanthorp (1915–2013), the daughter of twice Australian Chess Champion, Spencer Crakanthorp. The marriage produced two children,
John and Diana. John died in 2011. He was survived by his wife, Felicity, and their sons Colin and Michael and families.

About John Purdy: https://www.smh.com.au/national/chess-champion-served-family-court-20111018-1lymf.html


Diana was a keen chess player. She married leading New Zealand player Frank Hutchings in 1960. They produced two daughters, Fleur and Alexandra and a son, Ross, according to the account below.
There were two other children, according to other accounts.


http://newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/2018-04.pdf Page 33.

blackbishop
27-02-2020, 07:10 PM
There is a photograph of Felicity Purdy and her two adult sons Colin and Michael taken next to the "Resignation" sculpture created by Michael Purdy:

http://www.greenwich.org.au/Newsletters/Greenwich%20Newsletter%20December%202015.pdf

Michael is an award winning sculptor: http://www.michaelpurdysculpture.com.au/

There is a Felicity Purdy, who is a Director at "Carers Australia": https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/about-us/board/felicity-purdy/

blackbishop
06-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Magnus Victor Anderson, 1884 - 1966 was the original donor of chess literature to the State Library of Victoria.

https://mvabennett.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MVAB-Profile.pdf

The collection now has over 13,000 volumes of books, magazines and tournament reports. It is one of the largest chess collections in the world.

Chess sets and the Chess and Bridge Collections are available at, The Ian Potter Queen's Hall mezzanine (Level 3) from 10 am till 5:00 pm daily.

The collection can be searched online at: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover

Searching for “C J S Purdy Chess Magazines” produced his extensive range of books but not his magazines. Some of his books are collections
of his instructional articles taken from his magazines.

Searching for “Chess Magazines” produced Purdy’s magazines which were generally attributed to The Australian Chess Federation plus an interesting
array of state, junior and international publications.

A pdf file of a publication can be emailed to you at the rate of $16.50 for 50 pages. (March 2020)

https://delivery.slv.vic.gov.au/og.cgi?bib=1036183

ER
06-03-2020, 08:43 PM
A pdf file of a publication can be emailed to you at the rate of $16.50 for 50 pages. (March 2020)


A valuable collection item no doubt, however the price is a tad too high!
With that money one can purchase a pre-loved best seller chess book.

Nevertheless, an interesting and useful piece of research thanks for posting!

blackbishop
08-03-2020, 09:30 PM
June 2010

Topolov V Anand, World Championship.

Sydney International 2010.

Joseph Henry Blackburne visits Melbourne.

Max Fuller versus twelve year old Nigel Short.

Material versus Development by IM Robert Jamieson.

Local News.

Jammo's Chess Puzzle.


https://docplayer.net/133872090-On-the-move-a-new-chess-magazine-covering-chess-in-victoria-australia-and-the-world-edited-by-im-robert-jamieson-in-this-issue.html

blackbishop
09-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Stephen Solomon wins the Australian Masters with a performance rating of 2661.

Esfera Review.

Australian Open 2011.

ACF Medal: Koshnitsky Medal presented by Evelyn Koshnitsky to Dr Kevin Bonham.
Purdy Medal presented by John Purdy to David Cordover.

Oceania Zonal 2011.

Letters to Bob.

Warm-Up Puzzles.

Profile - Lajos Steiner.

Greg Hjorth RIP.

https://issuu.com/chessclub/docs

blackbishop
09-03-2020, 08:48 AM
Victorian Championship 2010. Rujevic, Sandler, Goldenberg, Wallis, Stojic, Cheng, Morris.

Anecdote from Jose Capablanca.

Karlis Ozols Remembered.

Local News.

Chess Olympiad 2010.

A Great Combination.

The Most Entertaining Game Ever Played?

Play It Again Sam. Sam Low by Robert Jamieson.

Warm Up Puzzles.

Famous Blunders.

A Sense of Danger

https://issuu.com/chessclub/docs/otm201010

blackbishop
09-03-2020, 08:57 AM
Best In The West.

Malaysia Chess Festival.

Vic. Championship Play-off.

Vic. Championship 2011.

Akiba Rubinstein.

Accidents Do Happen.

Warm Up Puzzles.

World Junior Championships.

John Purdy RIP.

Mighty Max.

Letters to Bob.

Fitzroy Skittles.

Saucy Chess Limericks.

Book Review

https://mafiadoc.com/on-the-move-8sep11small-chess-kids-chessclub_59d703bf1723ddc005fa4bc8.html

blackbishop
09-03-2020, 09:50 AM
https://archive.org/details/britishchessmag01unkngoog/page/n431/mode/2up

blackbishop
10-03-2020, 08:58 PM
Edward Winter is a chess journalist and historian who writes a regular column on chess history.

There is an extensive column about C J S Purdy and just about everyone else at:

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/archives.html

About Edward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Winter_(chess_historian)

Frank
11-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Edward Winter is a chess journalist and historian who writes a regular column on chess history.

There is an extensive column about C J S Purdy and just about everyone else at:

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/archives.html

About Edward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Winter_(chess_historian)

An extraordinary compendium in laudatory mode on the extraordinary lifetime written output of Purdy by the exacting and more-often-than-not curmudgeonly Winter that will repay multiple re-examinations.

blackbishop
12-03-2020, 07:41 PM
Frank Crowl, 1902 - 1965, the “Australian Nimzowitsch”, by C J S Purdy July, 1946 via Edward Winter’s Chess Notes, 2010.

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/crowl.html

Frank
12-03-2020, 10:21 PM
Frank Crowl, 1902 - 1965, the “Australian Nimzowitsch”, by C J S Purdy July, 1946 via Edward Winter’s Chess Notes, 2010.

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/crowl.html

A fascinating account from an authoritative source.

blackbishop
13-03-2020, 10:17 AM
C J S Purdy and others discuss via Edward Winter's "Chess Notes".

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/combination.html

blackbishop
13-03-2020, 07:14 PM
That is enough of an excuse for Edward Winter's https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/hollywood.html

Kevin Bonham
13-03-2020, 07:28 PM
C J S Purdy went to school with Errol Flynn.

Yes, at Hutchins School, the venue for the 2010 Australian Junior.

blackbishop
13-03-2020, 10:02 PM
The Morning Bulletin, August 9, 1948.

"Any member of the public is entitled to a board on payment of a fee of 2/6 and 1/3 for a
succeeding board if he so desires."

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/56823079?searchTerm=&searchLimits=

blackbishop
13-03-2020, 10:16 PM
Der Australische Spiegel, November 1952.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/249434933?searchTerm=c%20j%20s%20Purdy&searchLimits=

ER
13-03-2020, 11:59 PM
… the 2010 Australian Junior. the main banner of which still pops up in various Hobart Chess Tournaments?

blackbishop
14-03-2020, 07:06 AM
Sydney Morning Herald May 1945.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17942635?searchTerm=lajos%20steiner&searchLimits=

blackbishop
14-03-2020, 09:06 AM
Fred was eleven times City of Sydney Champion. He won the Australian Chess Championship at Sydney 1969/70 and twice won the Doeberl Cup in Canberra in 1970 (jointly) and 1972.

He played for Australia in Chess Olympiads, at Lugano 1968 and Skopje 1972.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110941005?searchTerm=fred%20flatow&searchLimits= The Canberra Times, April 1979.

There is an account of Fred's life and work for the Humanist movement on page four of: https://www.hsnsw.asn.au/articles/Vpts56_Q1.pdf

blackbishop
15-03-2020, 10:57 AM
According to military records, Lance Corporal Crakanthorp of the 36 Infantry Battalion, embarked on 13 May 1916 on the HMAT A72 Beltana headed for the First World War.
Age 44 at the time of departure, he was married to Mrs Florence H Crakanthorp and lived at 'Newbiggin', Manly, New South Wales. He had worked as a Health Inspector in Sydney
and was a leading chess player of the day.

You can play through a game of his from the NSW Championships 1908 at:

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1666753

blackbishop
15-03-2020, 03:30 PM
Spencer, the son of Lawrence Crakanthorp, was Australian Champion in 1926 and 1927. He was New Zealand Champion in 1923 - 24 and 1925 - 26.
Young Cecil Purdy was New Zealand Champion in 1924 - 25 but did not win his first Australian Championship until 1935.

A full list of New Zealand and Australia Chess Champions is available at:

http://www.bidmonfa.com/crakanthorp_spencer.htm

Below you can play through a game from the 1926 Australian Championships in Sydney between Crakenthorp and Purdy.

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1581104

There are games and information taken from the Sydney Morning Herald at:

http://ageofchess.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-chess-games-of-crakanthorp.html

There are many more playable Crakanthorp games at:

https://www.chessgames.com/player/spencer_crakanthorp.html


From the Melbourne Chess Club History Chapter 5 Odds and Evens.

During and after the Great war the club took part in the Washington Birthday tourney, a problem solving competition held all over the world by the
Good Companions Chess Problem club, an international society of composers founded in 1913 by James Magee of Philadelphia. In 1920 that day
found Spencer Crakanthorp stranded in Melbourne by a marine strike while travelling from NSW to Tasmania. He turned up at the club and won the
tourney by solving all 12 problems in 2 hours. That year the contestants dispensed with boards and men and solved from diagrams.

blackbishop
15-03-2020, 07:43 PM
According to military records, Lance Corporal Crakanthorp of the 36 Infantry Battalion, embarked on 13 May 1916 on the HMAT A72 Beltana headed for the First World War.
Age 44 at the time of departure, he was married to Mrs Florence H Crakanthorp and lived at 'Newbiggin', Manly, New South Wales. He had worked as a Health Inspector in Sydney
and was a leading chess player of the day.

You can play through a game of his from the NSW Championships 1908 at:

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1666753


Although the military record online states that the Lance Corporal was 44 years old on embarkation in 1916, since he was born in 1857, he must have been 59.

blackbishop
17-03-2020, 06:49 AM
Below is a brief account of Anne Purdy’s life up until the beginning of the Second World War. For a full account of the life and times of the
Crakanthorp and Purdy families you can read Anne’s own wonderful essay which was included in, “C.J.S Purdy. His Life, His Games, and His Writings”
by John Hammond and Robert Jamieson. Thinkers’ Press. This was later reprinted as, “The Search for Chess Perfection”

Anne’s father, Spencer Crakanthorp, taught her how to play chess at the age of four. She became a strong A Grade player.

Completing High School with an Exhibition, or top mark in NSW in a particular subject, she began a Diploma of Education course at Sydney University.
She distinguished herself during her university days as a long distance swimmer. She graduated in 1934 and married Cecil Purdy in June of that year. In those days,
married women were not supposed to be in the workforce so that employment as a teacher was closed to her.

Despite being in the middle of the Great Depression, Cecil was making money with his chess column and his chess magazine so that after the arrival of their first child
they, with some financial help from their parents, paid a deposit on a house at Lurline Bay, Coogee in 1935.

A change of ownership at the Daily Telegraph resulted in Cecil losing his chess column creating financial stress. In 1936, both Cecil’s father, Dr J S Purdy and Anne’s father,
Spencer Crakanthorp, died of pneumonia in the same week. Anne’s mother, although not well off herself, came to the rescue. She bought an old rambling house in Woolwich
which was selling very cheaply, the Depression still being in full swing. The Purdy’s sold their house and moved in with mum.

Cecil’s chess career was doing well. He published several books which were well received and his magazine was gaining stature across the world. He won the Australian Championships in 1936-37.
The arrival of a baby girl was a further financial shock closely followed by the Second World war. Cecil passed his physical and eventually wound up in the Department of Censorship,
a job he could do while still churning out his chess magazine.

There being a shortage of men, Anne took over the running of the Council Baths on the Lane Cove River for the duration of the war. “It was an extraordinary job for a girl to be doing in those days”

blackbishop
17-03-2020, 03:22 PM
Sydney Morning Herald. Sat 1 Feb 1941.

G Koshnitsky, L Steiner, C J S Purdy and M E Goldstein will take on all comers.

BYO Chess set and board.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17737090?searchTerm=Maurice%20Goldstein%20Chess%20 Bondi%20Beach&searchLimits=

blackbishop
18-03-2020, 05:40 AM
There is an amusing account in the Melbourne Chess Club archives written by The Right Honourable Justice Robert Brooking, university professor
and former President of the Melbourne Chess Club, of how Frederick Karl Esling became the first Australian Chess Champion.

http://www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/club-history/chapter-3-better-late-than-never

blackbishop
18-03-2020, 10:21 PM
The Sydney Mail. November 1870.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/166806539?searchTerm=chess%20columns%20in%20%20The %20Leader%20newspaper&searchLimits=

Games from the many telegraphic matches conducted between the states are downloadable in pgn form from the ACF archive: http://www.ozbase.com.au/

This extraordinary collection of over 48000 games is managed by Paul Dunn, ACF Archivist.

blackbishop
19-03-2020, 08:39 PM
4126

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dibley-83

NSW Women’s Chess Title Decided Nov 1937.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/247333430?searchTerm=chess%20Dorothy%20Dibley&searchLimits=

Koshnitsky’s Chess Corner Dec 1938.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137003283?searchTerm=Dorothy%20Dibley%20chess&searchLimits=

Koshnitsky’s Chess Corner Sept 1939.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131492720?searchTerm=chess%20Dorothy%20Dibley&searchLimits=

The Chess Association of Western Australia (CAWA) established and named in her honour, the Dorothy Dibley Shield, first contested in 1990.
The teams consisted of five women players and five girl players involving six states. The moves were relayed via an STD telephone hookup.

http://www.cawa.org.au/dorothydibleyshield.html

By 2004, an attempt was made to transition the tournament to an internet based event. Not all the states were able to make the transition and the event lapsed.

blackbishop
19-03-2020, 09:16 PM
President's Trophy Handicap Tournament about to start.

Mr Unger has donated a fat duck.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/253951214?searchTerm=f%20g%20sINGER%20cUP%20CHESS&searchLimits=

(Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette Feb 1927.)

blackbishop
20-03-2020, 10:13 AM
The Gap Chess Club, Brisbane, is one of the few chess clubs to maintain an online archive which extends back to 1939 well before the inception of the club in late 1960s.
1939 was apparently the year in which the Singer Cup inter club competition began, although an inter club competition probably existed before that time.

https://old.thegapchessclub.org.au/interclub/singer-index.htm

Clicking on the year 1939, from the above website, gives an account of the first year of the new competition from two articles taken from the Courier Mail.
I remember playing a number of games in the Singer Cup competition and I greatly enjoyed the camaraderie. I wonder just who was Mr, Miss or Mrs Singer?
He or she is described as F G Singer in one of the Courier Mail articles and P E Singer in the other article.

The new Gap Chess Club website is: https://www.thegapchessclub.org.au/

blackbishop
21-03-2020, 03:03 PM
The Box Hill Chess Club: http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/
has a games archive going back to 2012. All the games are playable online.

It has a newsletter archive going back to 2000. Box Hill newsletters actually go back a lot further than those archived.

The state Library of Victoria holds Victorian chess newsletters and magazines produced by:

• the Melbourne Chess Club (1970s-1980s)
• the Box Hill Chess Club (1960s-1980s)
• the Waverley Chess Club (1970s)
• the Monash Chess Club (1970s)
• the Kew Chess Club (1980s)

None of these would be available online.

blackbishop
22-03-2020, 08:38 AM
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224447794?searchTerm=chess%20bentleigh&searchLimits=

As a twelve year old, I walked the one kilometre or so from McKinnon to the Chess Club located in a church hall in Bentleigh, Victoria.
While I was attending that club, we fielded teams in the D and B grade inter club competitions. Thank you Robert Potts for all those lifts to distant chess clubs.

If I was a kid living in McKinnon today, I would most likely be enrolling in the online R J Shield competition starting on March 29.

blackbishop
24-03-2020, 07:32 PM
Includes:

• NSW Champions
• NSW Lightning Champions
• NSW Womens Champions
• City of Sydney Champions
• NSW Country Champions
• NSW Country Teams Champions
• NSW Interclub Grade Match Winners
• Presidents of the NSWCA

plus winners of NSW tournaments dating back to 2013.


https://www.nswca.org.au/halloffame.php

blackbishop
24-03-2020, 08:13 PM
State Champions dating back to 1895.
Reserves Champions
Seniors Champions
State Junior Champions
State Women's and Girls Champions
State Best Games

Past Tournament Archive
“Here you will find results of past tournaments played in Western Australia since 2003.”
You will also find Final Standings and Cross tables and winners under all the various rating categories of all major WA tournaments.

Chess Game Archive
“Here you will find an archive of games (PGN) played in important tournaments in Western Australia to play through. Please enjoy”

Under "Life Members" there are extensive descriptions of the work and achievements of those people who were granted life membership of the CAWA.

The CAWA also has an excellent monthly newsletter produced by Mike McGregor which does not appear to be currently archived.

http://www.cawa.org.au/

blackbishop
24-03-2020, 09:02 PM
Under “History” can be found a background to the Tasmanian Championship and the Tasmanian Women’s Championship together with all manner of interesting statistics.

The Championship Honour Board gives a list of Tasmanian Champions and Tasmanian Senior champions.

A similar format with “Background” “Facts and Figures” and “Honour Board” is given for the Rapid Championship, Lightning Championship and Open Championship.

Under, “News and Games” are posted articles concerning local and international events and topics of interest dating back to 2015.

Under “Contact”, “Newsletter” they appear to have the games and chess problems in pgn format that appeared in their newsletters but not the newsletters themselves.

Under “Junior Chess” is a list of past Tasmanian Junior Champions from the inaugural event in 1959. There is also an account of the 2010 Australian Junior Championship
conducted in Hobart with well produced tournament bulletins including many of the games.


https://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/championship

blackbishop
25-03-2020, 10:28 AM
Honour Boards

South Australian Champions
“1868-1893 – H.Charlick
Henry Charlick [1845-1916] was acknowledged chess champion of South Australia for 25 years by common consent and by his pre-eminent ability.
He confirmed this rank by winning the Australian title in Adelaide in 1887 and by taking second place the next year in Melbourne. State Championship
tournaments began in 1894, after the foundation of the South Australian Chess Association in 1892, but Charlick never took part in these contests for the title he had relinquished.”

J Hilton is listed as being the first winner of a tournament for the South Australia Championship.

SA Women’s Champions, starting with one E Koshnitsky in 1964.

City of Adelaide Champions.

Checkmate Open Winners.
The Checkmate Fide Open is an important tournament held at the Chess Centre of South Australia.

Checkmate Challenger ( Under 1600) Winners

https://sachess.org.au/honour-boards/



Results

Under this unobtrusive heading lies a wealth of year by year information about past tournaments extending back to some Henry Charlick games from 1864. They consist mainly of pgn files of games with some cross tables and even some video.

http://sachess.org.au/results/


The South Australian Junior Chess League, which is affiliated with the Chess Association and runs junior chess in the state, has its own Honour Board. South Australian and City of Adelaide Junior Champions are listed under many age groups, the youngest champions being Under Six.

They also have a School Honour Board showing School Champions in both Primary and Secondary schools in many different divisions.

http://sajuniorchess.org/


The SACA produces a newsletter which does not appear to be archived.

Kevin Bonham
25-03-2020, 10:50 AM
the main banner of which still pops up in various Hobart Chess Tournaments?

Not any more; we did use it to guide people to events for a while but I don't know its current whereabouts; I think our former Junior Chess Officer who is no longer involved with the TCA (but still doing a great job with the Chesskids Interschools) might have it.

MichaelBaron
25-03-2020, 05:47 PM
Honour Boards

South Australian Champions
“1868-1893 – H.Charlick
Henry Charlick [1845-1916] was acknowledged chess champion of South Australia for 25 years by common consent and by his pre-eminent ability.
He confirmed this rank by winning the Australian title in Adelaide in 1887 and by taking second place the next year in Melbourne. State Championship
tournaments began in 1894, after the foundation of the South Australian Chess Association in 1892, but Charlick never took part in these contests for the title he had relinquished.”

J Hilton is listed as being the first winner of a tournament for the South Australia Championship.

SA Women’s Champions, starting with one E Koshnitsky in 1964.

City of Adelaide Champions.

Checkmate Open Winners.
The Checkmate Fide Open is an important tournament held at the Chess Centre of South Australia.

Checkmate Challenger ( Under 1600) Winners

https://sachess.org.au/honour-boards/



Results

Under this unobtrusive heading lies a wealth of year by year information about past tournaments extending back to some Henry Charlick games from 1864. They consist mainly of pgn files of games with some cross tables and even some video.

http://sachess.org.au/results/


The South Australian Junior Chess League, which is affiliated with the Chess Association and runs junior chess in the state, has its own Honour Board. South Australian and City of Adelaide Junior Champions are listed under many age groups, the youngest champions being Under Six.

They also have a School Honour Board showing School Champions in both Primary and Secondary schools in many different divisions.

http://sajuniorchess.org/


The SACA produces a newsletter which does not appear to be archived.

Fantastic job getting all the data together!
Particularly interested to see some games from old tournaments. Interesting how chess has changed!

blackbishop
25-03-2020, 06:43 PM
My posts have been split again; I am beginning to feel like a bacterium engaging in binary fission.

These days, sex is positively dangerous, you can't go to the football, you can't go to the chess club or beach or cafe and there is nothing on TV.
What have people got left except reading about chess history and maybe playing in an online Chess tournament on Chess.com as I am doing tonight.

My aims in the Chess History posts are:

to show that chess history can be interesting, amusing and useful
to highlight the locations where people can obtain information about chess history
to suggest that more needs to be done to archive Australian Chess Magazines and newsletters

John Gray, recently deceased, was an influential person in Queensland chess. His Northern Newsletters are housed in the vaults of Trove or the Anderson Collection
but are not available online. Now apparently, no one at the CAQ knows who he was. I swear that I am going to pay the $16.50 for fifty pages and make them available online.

I would like to gently encourage the CAQ and those sleepy Victorians to do more archiving.

Kevin Bonham
25-03-2020, 06:52 PM
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Under “History” can be found a background to the Tasmanian Championship and the Tasmanian Women’s Championship together with all manner of interesting statistics.

The Championship Honour Board gives a list of Tasmanian Champions and Tasmanian Senior champions.

A similar format with “Background” “Facts and Figures” and “Honour Board” is given for the Rapid Championship, Lightning Championship and Open Championship.

Note that a lot of the history reproduced there is copied (with my permission and encouragement!) from my Tasmanian Chess Titles thread here:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?6034-Tasmanian-Chess-Titles

... however, unlike the website version, the version here is continually kept up to date.

I'm very pleased that the TCA was able to keep the 2010 Australian Junior material online.

blackbishop
26-03-2020, 08:19 AM
4131

Patrick Byrom, a Queensland arbiter, chess organizer and former member of the CAQ Council, has provided the Honour Role
that appeared on an earlier version of the CAQ website. After leaving the CAQ Council in 2012, he continued to update the role up until 2012.

I have had to delete the grainy image of Dorothy Dibley in order to upload the Role.

1997- Stephen Solomon/Andrew Allen
1998- Stephen Solomon
1999- David Smerdon
2000: Blank
2001: Stephen Solomon
2002: Blank
2003- David Smerdon
2004- Not contested
2005: David Smerdon
2006: Stephen Solomon
2007: Stephen Solomon
2008: Anthony Truscott
2009: Ben Lazarus
2010: Yi Liu
2011: Stephen Solomon
2012: Stephen Solomon

blackbishop
26-03-2020, 08:25 AM
The Role seems to confirm the theory that Garry Koshnitsky was a Queenslander.

Does anyone have a list of North Queensland Champions?

blackbishop
26-03-2020, 04:28 PM
When I arrived in Rockhampton in 1977, the late Adrian Harding was running the Rockhampton Chess Club. Tom was a long term resident of the now defunct Etna Creek Prison
and Adrian had, for I don’t know how many years, been visiting the prison to give Tom a game of chess. Come time for the North Queensland Championship and Adrian had arranged
for Tom to get a weekend pass to play in the Championship. Tom was a strong player and likely won the North Queensland title multiple times.

Now I have discovered that Tom wrote a small book about the North Queensland Championships including “tournaments, games and statistics : including ratings, score tables, competitor lists,
newspaper columns and other matters as from Easter 1970."

The book resides in the State Library of Victoria. It might provide a basis for building up a list of North Queensland Champions and supply an interesting history of the event.

blackbishop
27-03-2020, 04:30 PM
https://gardinerchess.com.au/gm-rogers-the-mouse-that-roared-part-1/


https://gardinerchess.com.au/gm-rogers-the-mouse-that-roared-part-2/

antichrist
27-03-2020, 06:17 PM
The most fascinating of stories of The Mouse that Roared. Funny how GM Rogers was even "having it out" with Garry Kasparov back then, that is maybe Kasparov was assisting Ian's opponent. And what an amazing lining of the stars re the East German team no longer existing. Ooi Ooi Ooi Surely a top effort should be put into finding that trophy because another will never cross our shores again.

blackbishop
27-03-2020, 09:54 PM
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42496028?searchTerm=chess%20helps%20peace&searchLimits=

blackbishop
27-03-2020, 10:12 PM
Sunday Times, Perth, February 1922.

The paper reproduces a letter from the Melbourne Chess Club to the Perth Chess Club, regarding the formation of the Australian Chess Federation
and the first Australian Chess Congress to be held in Melbourne.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/58025868?searchTerm=formation%20of%20the%20Austral ian%20chess%20federation&searchLimits=

blackbishop
28-03-2020, 07:57 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasparov_versus_the_World

blackbishop
28-03-2020, 04:11 PM
Meeting to form the NSW Chess Association. The Maitland Daily Mercury. 15 Oct 1898

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123627997?searchTerm=formation%20of%20the%20NSW%20 Chess%20Association&searchLimits=



E N Wallace opposes the formation of the NSWCA. Australian Town and Country Journal. Oct 8 1898.

Apparently a dispute erupted prior to the formation of the NSWCA. It is to the credit of the good citizens of the first colony that, since the formation of the NSWCA,
total equanimity, mutual respect and singleness of purpose has prevailed within its ranks to the present day.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71318697?searchTerm=formation%20of%20the%20NSW%20C hess%20Association&searchLimits=


E N Wallace recovers from the measles. Australian Town and Country Journal. 1 October 1898.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71318391?searchTerm=formation%20of%20the%20NSW%20C hess%20Association&searchLimits=


The First annual meeting of the NSW Chess Association. Evening News 31 December 1898

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114048521?searchTerm=formation%20of%20the%20NSW%20 Chess%20Association&searchLimits=

blackbishop
29-03-2020, 09:44 AM
The Melbourne Chess Club was formed in 1866. Most of the strong players of the day gravitated to the Melbourne club and most of the intercolonial
matches and state championships were arranged by the club.

There was an early version of the Chess Association of Victoria:

Formation of the Chess Association of Victoria. The Leader, 8 Oct 1870

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196689543?searchTerm=origin%20of%20the%20Victorian %20Chess%20association&searchLimits=

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/219367974?searchTerm=The%20Melbourne%20Chess%20ass ociation&searchLimits=

Apparently this organization did not last very long.

from: http://www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/club-history/hub-of-australian-chess

“For most of its first 70 years the club was the governing body of chess in Victoria, but between 1878 and 1890 it faltered. In trying to boost membership the club
made the mistake of opening the door to whist players. The result was very nearly fatal. By 1883 Melbourne faced extinction and a new body, the Victorian Chess
and Draughts club was formed and flourished. The first Australian championship tourney took place in Adelaide in 1887.”

The Melbourne Chess Club eventually got rid of the card players and shared premises with the Victorian Chess Club, that had meanwhile got rid of the Draughts players.
When this arrangement came to an end, so did the Victorian Chess Club.

The Melbourne Chess Association was active between 1901 and 1909, organizing inter club matches between suburban clubs.

Melbourne Chess Association. The Argus Sept 1902

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9079515?searchTerm=The%20Melbourne%20Chess%20assoc iation&searchLimits=

Brighton Southern Cross. December, 1901

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165455633?searchTerm=The%20Melbourne%20Chess%20ass ociation&searchLimits=


After the demise of the Melbourne Chess Association, various other Associations and Leagues continued running inter club chess in Melbourne. The Melbourne Chess club
continued to be the organizational centre for state and interstate events.

from: http://www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/club-history/hub-of-australian-chess

“The (Melbourne Chess) club convened a meeting of representatives of all known chess clubs in Victoria for June 15 1938, to consider forming a Victorian chess Association.
The Association was in fact formed in that year and absorbed the Melbourne Chess League and took control of the inter-club competition. In 1939 the Victorian Championship
was played for the first time under its auspices. It also took over the telegraphic matches between Victoria and NSW.”

blackbishop
29-03-2020, 11:01 AM
Meeting to form the NSW Chess Association. The Maitland Daily Mercury. 15 Oct 1898

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123627997?searchTerm=formation%20of%20the%20NSW%20 Chess%20Association&searchLimits=



E N Wallace opposes the formation of the NSWCA. Australian Town and Country Journal. Oct 8 1898.

Apparently a dispute erupted prior to the formation of the NSWCA. It is to the credit of the good citizens of the first colony that, since the formation of the NSWCA,
total equanimity, mutual respect and singleness of purpose has prevailed within its ranks to the present day.




Oh sure! Believe that one. And Comrade Stalin was actually the Tooth Fairy.

blackbishop
29-03-2020, 07:39 PM
Problem Composers on the OzProblems website:

Geoff Foster, Dennis K Hale, Bob Meadley, Andy Sag, Denis Saunders, Ian Shanahan, Arthur Willmott and Peter Wong.


https://www.ozproblems.com/problemists/meadley

blackbishop
30-03-2020, 06:46 PM
The Australian Chess Annual Edited by Hugh Bignold 1896.

Gives an account of the chess activities in each of the Australian States and New Zealand.

Google Books.

https://ia802608.us.archive.org/9/items/australianchess00bigngoog/australianchess00bigngoog.pdf




Seventy Years of Victorian Chess. 1926. Edward Ivan Rosenblum


Copy the above title and paste into a browser.

Select the link displaying digital.slv.vic.gov.au>dtl_publish>pdf>marc




History of the Melbourne Chess Club up to 1926.

Melbourne Chess Club archives written by The Right Honourable Justice Robert Brooking, university professor and former President of the Melbourne Chess Club

http://www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/club-history

blackbishop
01-04-2020, 06:42 PM
History of the Melbourne Chess Club up to 1926.

Melbourne Chess Club archives written by The Right Honourable Justice Robert Brooking, university professor and former President of the Melbourne Chess Club

http://www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/club-history



It should read, "History of the Melbourne Chess Club up to 1986"

blackbishop
11-05-2020, 06:58 AM
All hyperlinks may eventually perish. This one persists.


Special thanks must go to -

The Principal and staff of Somerville House, for the use of their performing arts centre and other facilities.

Charles Zworestine, for his customary standard of excellence as chief arbiter.

Connie Pizzato and Graeme Gardiner, for their efforts on the organising committee.

Patrick Byrom, Matt Gilpin and Tyson Walker, for their back-room support.

Dawn Ford and her helpers in the canteen.

Gary Wastell and John Surridge, ACF and CAQ Presidents, for their ongoing support.

CAQ, for footing the bills.

Good luck to all teams on the 2008 circuit. We look forward to renewing acquaintances in Adelaide next December.


Ian Murray CAQ Interschool Program Director

http://www.caq.org.au/astc/2007_ASTC_Bulletin.pdf

blackbishop
11-05-2020, 08:00 AM
2016 interview with 15 years old Anton Smirnov with games. Chess Life.

https://www.chesslife.com.au/15-year-old-anton-smirnov-from-australia/

blackbishop
11-05-2020, 08:25 AM
Check out Chess Express Blogspot by Shaun Press with back issues to 2007.


http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/2020/

blackbishop
12-05-2020, 07:36 AM
1. Right Hon. Justice Bob Brooking interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges (24 November 2010?)

2. IM Greg Hjorth interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges (25 August 2010)

3. FM Dr Michael Baron interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges (23 July 2010)

4. IM Guy West interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges (25 June 2010)

5. GM David Smerdon interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges (09 June 2010)

6. FM Grant Szuveges interviewed by Elliot Renzies (2009?)

7. FM Domagoj Dragicevic interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges (July 2012)

8. Kerry Stead interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges.

9. Club Champion, FM Dusan Stojic interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges December 2012.

10. FM Grant Szuveges video interview on Junior Chess.

11. Grandmaster Igor Khenkin interview with Paul Cavezza.



http://www.melbournechessclub.org/community/player-interviews

blackbishop
28-05-2020, 11:36 AM
"THE WORLD'S LARGEST ONLINE CHESS COLLECTION"


http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/

blackbishop
30-05-2020, 05:16 PM
This was in 1972 prior to the Spassky match for the World championship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIE3CFNpZ5Y

blackbishop
04-06-2020, 09:59 AM
Bob Hope was declared an honorary veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces in 1997 by an act of the United States Congress. He was active in Australia and the South Pacific during the Second World War, entertaining the troops. He returned in 1954 and many times after that to entertain, make some friends, soak up the sun, play golf and, of course, play chess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSWau3pTyIg


Landing at Laurieton on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

https://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/04/02/3469073.htm

blackbishop
11-06-2020, 07:04 AM
Male.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Australian_chess_players


Female
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Australian_female_chess_players


Top Active One Hundred Australian players

https://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtml?ina=1&country=AUS



• g = Grandmaster (GM)
• m = International Master (IM)
• f = FIDE Master (FM)
• c = Candidate Master (CM)
• wg = Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
• wm = Woman International Master (WIM)
• wf = Woman FIDE Master (WFM)

blackbishop
14-06-2020, 05:35 PM
By Katherine O'Chee
December 15, 2017 — 3.31pm SMH


https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/beating-stigma-on-and-off-the-chessboard-girls-and-women-in-australian-chess-20171205-gzyru7.html

blackbishop
21-06-2020, 02:17 PM
“Gossip” in his chess column called, “Chess Chat” looks back on the formation of the CAQ from his vantage point of 1925.


The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934) Fri 20 Nov 1925


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/182603865?searchTerm=history%20of%20the%20toowoomb a%20chess%20club&searchLimits=

Desmond
21-06-2020, 07:36 PM
“Gossip” in his chess column called, “Chess Chat” looks back on the formation of the CAQ from his vantage point of 1925.


The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934) Fri 20 Nov 1925


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/182603865?searchTerm=history%20of%20the%20toowoomb a%20chess%20club&searchLimits=


Good find!

blackbishop
22-06-2020, 05:26 PM
George was a much travelled American author and chess columnist. He was quite a controversial figure and may have inspired the 1920s columnist to adopt his name as a pseudonym.

“In 1885 Gossip, a year after immigrating to Australia, issued a challenge to any player in the Australian colonies to play a match with him for 20 pounds a side and the title of Australian champion. Frederick Karl Esling, a leading Melbourne player, accepted the challenge. Esling won the first game, and the second was adjourned in a position favourable to him. Gossip then pleaded illness and forfeited the match.”
“An Australian commentator observes, "Gossip may not have been the most popular itinerant to venture to these shores in the nineteenth century, but when he announced his challenge... he at least brought the question of an official Chess Champion of Australia before the chess playing fraternity" In 1950, when Esling was 90, the Australian Chess Federation formally declared, belatedly, that he had become the first Australian Chess Champion by winning his 1885 match against Gossip.”

“The Second Australian Chess Championship, a tournament, was held at Adelaide in 1887. Gossip finished third with 6½ out of 9, behind Henry Charlick (7½ points) and Esling (7 points).”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._D._Gossip

blackbishop
22-06-2020, 05:44 PM
The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Sat 1 Jan 1927

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/180613022?searchTerm=chess%20column%20%22Gossip%22&searchLimits=

blackbishop
23-06-2020, 09:05 AM
The Rockhampton Chess and Draughts club has replaced the old Rockhampton Chess Club according to the last paragraph in the report below.


The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Sat 23 Mar 1889

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/139698116?searchTerm=Queensland%20chess%20club%20h istory&searchLimits=

blackbishop
24-06-2020, 01:43 PM
In 1858, the town of Rockhampton was officially proclaimed. The following year, gold was discovered at Canoona. Gold seekers, pastoralists and chess players soon invaded, much to the detriment of the Taroomball people.

The first Rockhampton School of Arts was opened in 1865. A museum and library wing was added to the building in 1872. The 1884 AGM of the School of Arts reported that a not very well attended Chess and Draughts Club still existed.

Due to problems with the foundations of the building being built on clay, a new School of Arts building was constructed and opened in 1894. The impressive building still stands today. The Chess Club evidently made it to the new building. At the June 1895 meeting of the School of Arts, a suggestion was made that the chess club could meet in the Ladies Cloak Room.

An addition was made to the School of Arts in 1903 when a recreation room was provided between the School of Arts building and the residence of the secretary-librarian. The recreation room featured two billiard tables, a chess and card room and a verandah.

Perhaps the current members of the RCC could storm the School of Arts building and reclaim the Chess Room and the billiards tables, card room and veranda, if possible.

blackbishop
07-07-2020, 04:28 PM
• The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Sat 19 May 1928


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/179710434?searchTerm=city%20versus%20country%20che ss%20matches

blackbishop
07-07-2020, 06:56 PM
The Ballarat Club was formed in 1856. There is an extensive history of their club at:

https://www.ballaratchess.com

blackbishop
16-07-2020, 12:22 PM
Max was Queensland Champion in 1939, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1966 and 1967.


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/185609705?searchTerm=Chess%20

blackbishop
17-07-2020, 01:17 PM
Chess in Australia in 1881

Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 – 1907)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70955921

blackbishop
20-07-2020, 05:45 PM
The Australian Chess Championships were held in 1913, then came the First World War and Influenza Pandemic. The Championships resumed in 1922 and continued in 1924, 1926 and 1927 when the 1929 Wall Street Crash and Great Depression hit. They resumed again in 1931. The Australian Open Championships began in 1971.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Chess_Championship

The Pandemic

The Spanish flu killed between 50 and 100 million people world wide. Maritime quarantine restrictions imposed in Australia held the virus at bay until a less virulent version hit Australia in January 1919. It infected about a third of all Australians and caused around fifteen thousand deaths in the first year.

“Each state made their own arrangements for handling and containing outbreaks, including organising their own border controls. The experience of pneumonic influenza varied from place to place. The city of Sydney implemented strict measures in an attempt to limit the spread of the disease. This included closing schools and places of entertainment and mandating the use of masks.”

https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/influenza-pandemic


The Great Depression.

“Australia suffered badly during the period of the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Depression began with the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and rapidly spread worldwide. Unemployment reached a record high of around 30% in 1932, and gross domestic product declined by 10% between 1929 and 1931.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression_in_Australia


“Gossip”

The chess column by “Gossip” came out weekly in the Brisbane Telegraph from November 1925 until August 1930. He began his column when Australia had recovered somewhat from war and pandemic and ended the column, without comment, in a time of economic stress. His columns were well written, often amusing and contained local, national and international news, providing an historical record of the chess activity during his time and earlier.

At the moment, the identity of “Gossip” is uncertain. Bob and Norma Meadley are looking into that question using their considerable historical research skills and resources.

The Dropbox link below contains a downloadable pdf document (310 kilobytes) consisting of date ordered Trove links to most of Gossip’s work.



https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1hjgmz7cx3mxqu/Gossip4.odt?dl=0

jammo
20-07-2020, 09:17 PM
I was thinking that “Gossip” could have been Kosh, but he only arrived in Qld in 1926, so I would guess he may have been C.L.R.Boyce who was the leading player in Qld before Kosh.

blackbishop
21-07-2020, 03:19 PM
John van Manen and Bob Meadley’s reference book,
The Chess Literature of Australia and New Zealand
suggests that one A. G Somerville was Gossip.

“Gossip
Chess column: 07/09/1927-17/11/1930
Editor: Somerville, A.G”

According to Bob, A. G is more associated with chess in Adelaide rather than Brisbane.

Whoever was "Gossip" is likely to have been on the CAQ Council at some stage since the column has a lot of references to the Council.
I have not come across a reference to A. G in the many lists of CAQ Council members.

jammo
21-07-2020, 04:32 PM
John van Manen and Bob Meadley’s reference book,
The Chess Literature of Australia and New Zealand
suggests that one A. G Somerville was Gossip.

“Gossip
Chess column: 07/09/1927-17/11/1930
Editor: Somerville, A.G”

According to Bob, A. G is more associated with chess in Adelaide rather than Brisbane.

Whoever was "Gossip" is likely to have been on the CAQ Council at some stage since the column has a lot of references to the Council.
I have not come across a reference to A. G in the many lists of CAQ Council members.

So who was Gossip in. 1925-6?

blackbishop
21-07-2020, 04:51 PM
Two Gossips? If the date was wrong then maybe A G was also wrong.

blackbishop
21-07-2020, 06:50 PM
In the 12th of September 1930 column, a few weeks before the column’s unexplained end, “Gossip” wrote:

“Chess Editor

The late Isodor Gunsberg conducted the chess column of the London “Daily Telegraph” for more than 20 years. He must have had an iron constitutution
for it is no easy matter to spend years in recording the slaughter of Kings and Queens, the slaying of Bishops and Knights and the sacking of castles.

A leading British player, F. D. Yates, now occupies the position.”


As far as I can see, the other major chess column in Brisbane at the time failed to note the departure of “Gossip”.

jammo
21-07-2020, 07:39 PM
Two Gossips? If the date was wrong then maybe A G was also wrong.

More likely a new editor took over in 1927 and kept the name.

blackbishop
22-07-2020, 08:37 AM
Friday the 25th of April 1930.

Passing of Mr A J Mosley, editor of the chess column in the Brisbane Courier.


“The council of the Chess Association was well represented at the funeral, and “Gossip”, a comrade in arms of his deceased friend for over thirty years, was privileged to pay this last mark of respect on behalf of the chess section of the Australian Press.”

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/182585512?searchTerm=chess%20%22Gossip%22


This indicates that “Gossip” was likely singular.

blackbishop
22-07-2020, 09:13 AM
In the future, I guess, there will be no means of retrieving information about who did what in Chess comparable to the likes of “Gossip” and Mosely etc. There are still a few surviving chess columns.
Newspapers will probably all be online eventually. Online is, I think, rather ephemeral. Links are broken and the information is lost.

Kevin Bonham
22-07-2020, 11:23 AM
Newspapers will probably all be online eventually. Online is, I think, rather ephemeral. Links are broken and the information is lost.

It is, though it helps that archive.org archives many pages so that copies persist even after links are broken, and if a page is not showing a user can save it there so it will be archived.

For instance I just created this archived copy of the first page of this thread:

https://web.archive.org/web/20200722010626/http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17974-Australian-chess-history-and-publications-%28misc-%29

blackbishop
22-07-2020, 03:45 PM
Chess and Gossip

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/180073158?searchTerm=chess%20%22Gossip%22

blackbishop
23-07-2020, 04:15 PM
The latest unconfirmed theory as to who was "Gossip" is that John Alexander Boyce, strong player and five times CAQ president, began the column. He died in December of 1927. Then, maybe, his son,
Cecil Leonard Rodney Boyce, Queensland Champion in 1925 and 1926 took over.


J.A Boyce died in December 1927.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/85588717?searchTerm=R%20A%20Boyce%20Chess%20Queens land



C.L.R Boyce died in August 1941.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/172634836?searchTerm=C%20L%20R%20Boyce%20chess%20q ueensland

Sounds like a proud father describing the exploits of his son:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181449946?searchTerm=C%20L%20R%20Boyce%20Hastings% 20Chess%20Tournament

Gossip reporting death of Boyce senior.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/180790237?searchTerm=chess%20%22Gossip%22

blackbishop
24-07-2020, 08:59 AM
Gossip list of Trove links to his weekly chess column, 1925 to 1930, as a pdf file.
The previously posted list was an odt file which may not be generally viewable when downloaded.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/i30sbtpk7ul4fe7/Gossip4.pdf?dl=0

blackbishop
26-07-2020, 12:01 PM
I came across some archives of the CAQ, not on their current web site, going back to 2004.

http://www.caq.org.au/htm/results.htm

blackbishop
26-07-2020, 05:39 PM
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131642822?searchTerm=Australian%20chess%20champion ships%20in%20Hobart%201952

blackbishop
27-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Below is a Trove link to links to Chess Corner, Gary Koshnitsky’s chess column from around 1940 to 1954.. The newspaper links on Trove are not in date order and there are some repetitions.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/category/newspapers?keyword=Chess%20Corner%20by%20G.K.

blackbishop
29-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Graeme Gardiner, ACF President

WORLD SCHOOLS INTERNET TEAMS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Churchie defeats George Washington School.

JOHN VAN MANEN - OBITUARY


http://auschess.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acfb069.htm

blackbishop
29-07-2020, 02:11 PM
John van Manen and Bob Meadley’s reference book,
The Chess Literature of Australia and New Zealand
suggests that one A. G Somerville was Gossip.

“Gossip
Chess column: 07/09/1927-17/11/1930
Editor: Somerville, A.G”

According to Bob, A. G is more associated with chess in Adelaide rather than Brisbane.

Whoever was "Gossip" is likely to have been on the CAQ Council at some stage since the column has a lot of references to the Council.
I have not come across a reference to A. G in the many lists of CAQ Council members.


Bob and Norma Meadley have been able to determine that the entry cited in:

“The chess literature of Australia and New Zealand by John van Manen Updated to June 2009 by Bob Meadley and Paul Dunn".

“Gossip
Chess column: 07/09/1927-17/11/1930
Editor: Somerville, A.G”

is accurate, but does not refer to “Gossip” of the Brisbane Telegraph chess column 1925 – 1930.
“My research in JvM's files and his letter 4/10/1983 gave the attached which was a letter sent to the State Library of Victoria. It appears that 'Gossip' of Brisbane is quite different to the Chess Column in the 'Gossip' magazine (Adelaide).”
That chess column was written by one Arch Somerville in the magazine “Gossip” produced in South Australia from January 1924 to October 1931.

Great detective work, Bob and Norma!

blackbishop
09-08-2020, 08:58 AM
The Australian Chess Federation’s Bulletin, precursor to the ACF Newsletter, was started by then ACF president Graeme Gardiner in the year 1999. The ACF is in the process of adding the Bulletins to the current ACF website. Check out 1999!

https://auschess.org.au/acf-newsletter-archive/

blackbishop
09-08-2020, 09:58 AM
Graeme Gardiner on Ian Murray. Oct 17, 1999 Bulletin.

“NATIONAL SCHOOLS COMPS

Ian Murray is in the middle of trips to North Queensland centres to help
set up or advance chess competitions for regional schools. In Cairns he ran
a comp for 107 students from 14 schools, but was a little disappointed
because he chose a week when many of the students were on camps. More
importantly, he spent time with teachers showing them how to run
competitions etc. Well done Ian!

Whilst several of the states (especially NSW) aren't doing too badly in
promoting chess in the schools (including remote areas), a big effort is
required all around the nation to increase participation in the national
schools competition. The potential is huge.”

blackbishop
11-08-2020, 08:33 AM
Article by Team Captain C J S Purdy.

Team: Jamieson, Fuller, Shaw and Woodhams.


http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?9870-Australia-at-the-1974-Chess-Olympiad

blackbishop
14-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Bob is currently “ploughing through” a microfilm of “The Austral”, a Chess and Draughts magazine that predated C J S Purdy’s magazines. He seeks news of “Gossip”.

In the future, when everything is online, with a brief “shelf life”, here today and gone tomorrow,
how will your chess exploits be recorded?

blackbishop
15-08-2020, 05:35 PM
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110778413?searchTerm=Queensland%20Junior%20Chess%2 0Championships

blackbishop
21-08-2020, 12:05 PM
https://gardinerchess.com.au/gm-rogers-library-ashes-australia-1-england-0/

blackbishop
30-08-2020, 04:02 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_West

blackbishop
31-08-2020, 04:58 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Rogers_(chess_player)

blackbishop
05-09-2020, 05:11 PM
The inaugural, Nell Van de Graaff Classic, 2004.

“She’s nearly 90, and still going strong. And she can play chess, too. Indeed, her contribution to chess in this country has been so great that everyone I spoke to agreed that renaming the Gold Coast Classic in her honour was entirely appropriate.”

“Prizes: 1st Stephen Solomon 6½/7; 2nd Arianne Caoili 6/7”

Tournament Report by DOP Charles Zworestine.

https://auschess.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acfb283.htm#nell


Ian Rogers, April 2008 Sydney Sun-Herald

“However this week’s column will be devoted to a truly remarkable achievement at the extreme end of the age spectrum; a draw by 92-year-old Nell Van de Graaff against British Grandmaster Gawain Jones.

https://gardinerchess.com.au/gm-rogers-a-blast-from-the-past-nell-van-de-graaff/



Tribute Pages.

6th August 2015. “Last week the Gold Coast chess identity Nell Van de Graaff celebrated her 100th birthday.”

https://nellvandegraaff.wordpress.com/

https://nellvandegraaff.wordpress.com/timeline/

https://nellvandegraaff.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/mock-up.jpg


Written by “DCA” September 2018 from the AuNix 2018 Nell Van De Graaff website.

“This is a very special event for me. I met Nell when she joined the Gold Coast Chess Club in 1993. She gave me a copy of her book “We Survived”; and her calm and gentle manner combined with her indomitable spirit and the example of what she and her children endured helped me through some very difficult personal challenges in the years to come.
Nell wrote in the forward to her book … “How adaptable the human spirit is in times of adversity – it seems to shine like a light in the dark, like a beacon of hope.”
The world is definitely poorer for your leaving, but your memory still inspires!”

Nell passed peacefully 16.8.2017

blackbishop
30-11-2020, 11:21 AM
An article from “The Conversation” by Graeme Gardiner and David Smerdon.


https://theconversation.com/the-queens-land-gambit-a-brief-history-of-chess-in-australia-150638

blackbishop
24-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Concerning the formation of the Hobart and Launceston Chess Clubs

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blackbishop
30-12-2020, 10:46 AM
Early History of the Perth Chess Club.

It may be best to SAVE the file and the Early Tasmanian file to view them.

4723



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blackbishop
31-12-2020, 08:52 AM
David Barry, Web Master, Secretary and Treasurer of the Perth Chess Club,

http://www.perthchessclub.org.au/

has alerted us to a valuable resource. Scans of The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald are available through your own state library or through Google Newspapers via the links below provided by David.


Google has browsable archives for the SMH and Age through to 1980.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lL5f5cZgq8MC Sydney Morning Herald 1830 - 1980

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=MDQ-9Oe3GGUC The Melbourne Age 1850 - 1980

pappubahry
31-12-2020, 09:24 AM
[SIZE=3]David Barry, Web Master, Secretary and Treasurer of the Perth Chess Club
Just a little correction: I'm the webmaster of the Perrth club; secretary of CAWA and the Metropolitan club. (A different David is treasurer and secretary of PCC.)

blackbishop
02-01-2021, 08:49 AM
David Barry also pointed out that the Canberra Times was scanned by Trove into the 1990s, much later than other newspapers.
Below are links to the Canberra Times Chess Columns on Trove.

Canberra Times Chess Column 1960 – 1969
https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/advanced/category/newspapers?keyword=Chess%20Column&date.from=1960-01-01&date.to=1969-12-31&l-state=ACT&l-title=11&l-decade=196&l-artType=newspapers

Canberra Times Chess Column 1970 - 1979
https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/advanced/category/newspapers?keyword=chess%20column&l-artType=newspapers&l-state=ACT&date.from=1970-01-01&date.to=1980-12-31&l-title=11&l-decade=197

Canberra Times Chess Column 1980 - 1989
https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/advanced/category/newspapers?keyword=Chess%20Column&date.from=1980-01-01&date.to=1989-12-31&l-artType=newspapers&l-state=ACT&l-title=11&l-category=Article&l-decade=198

Canberra Times Chess Column 1990 - 1999
https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/advanced/category/newspapers?keyword=Chess%20Column&date.from=1990-01-01&date.to=2000-12-31&l-artType=newspapers&l-state=ACT&l-title=11&l-category=Article&startPos=20

blackbishop
02-01-2021, 09:42 AM
David’s well written and instructive column in the West Australian Newspaper has appeared continuously since 2003.


http://www.cawa.org.au/chesscolumn.html

Kevin Bonham
02-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Concerning the formation of the Hobart and Launceston Chess Clubs

4717

A large amount of info about the early history of Tasmanian chess can be found in Neville Ledger's "Chess: Tasmanian Records" books, especially vols 1 and 2 (2001). The later volumes (3-10) were mostly more recent records with small amounts of extra historical information. Pretty sure Neville is no longer selling these himself, but some Tasmanian players or clubs are likely to have spare copies.

blackbishop
02-01-2021, 03:04 PM
I understand that Mark Stokes, CAQ President, has four of the volumes. Not sure which ones.

blackbishop
06-01-2021, 05:14 AM
http://www.ballaratchess.com/Begonia2016/50MM_April2016a.pdf

There is a photo of Doug taken by Raelene Zelesco on the Geelong Chess Club web site:

https://geelongchess.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/rpz_0712.jpg

“FIDE Master and IMC Douglas Gibson Hamilton was born in Melbourne. He was Australian champion in 1964-65 (after a play-off), 1967 and 1981-82”

https://www.chessgames.com/player/douglas_gibson_hamilton.html

blackbishop
06-01-2021, 05:20 AM
http://www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/honour-boards

blackbishop
06-01-2021, 05:36 AM
The Geelong Chess Club ran the Australian Championships in 2012. There are photographs of some of the
players in the History section on their web site. The round by round links don't seem to be working.

https://geelongchess.com/

blackbishop
08-01-2021, 04:25 PM
Google's News Archive, scanned nearly a million pages from 2,000 newspapers into an easily browsable archive between 2008 and 2011. While scanning ceased then, the newspapers are still available online, but searching the content is problematic. Apparently some of the earlier available search facilities have been removed.

For example: Going to https://news.google.com/newspapers and selecting the “Sydney Morning Herald” provides newspapers from 1830 to 1989. Copy these links into a browser if they do not respond.

Typing “Koshnitsky Chess” into the search box and selecting “Search Archive” produced just two examples of Koshnitsky’s Chess Column, one from 1989 and one from 1963. You get the same result if you don’t select any particular newspaper.

Kotov’s Visit 1963.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19631117&id=oIVWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B-YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=953,6149193

Judit Polgar. Highest rated woman at age 12.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19890122&id=OqBWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aucDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2743,2573394

You can amuse yourself by searching for “Chess”. It does not seem to matter what newspaper you have displayed, the search will give articles from wherever, whenever.

blackbishop
10-01-2021, 09:13 AM
Prior to 1898, the Chatswood Chess Club members met in private homes. Their President in 1897 and in 1898 was Rev A Miller. In 1898, it was decided to find club rooms close to the Chatswood railway station in the hope of increasing participation.

At the first AGM in March 1898, the club decided to affiliate with the Sydney and Suburban Chess Association, intending to field teams in the A and B grade inter club competitions. They changed the club name to the Willoughby Electorate Chess Club.

The club met on Monday evenings in rooms next to the Presbyterian Church in Anderson St, Chatswood.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/238369308?searchTerThe St Leonards Cm=Chatswood%20Chess%20Club
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/236779203?searchTerm=Chatswood%20Chess%20Club


The Residential Clause of the Sydney and Suburban Chess Association.

The St Leonards Chess Club was formed in 1899 at the North Sydney School of Arts. There were other chess clubs at Neutral Bay and Chatswood but they were too far away to make regular attendance possible. The club wrote to the Chess Association seeking assurances that club members be allowed to play at their own club despite some of them living in the Willoughby electorate.


There was also “consternation” at the Ryde Chess Club who would lose some of their strongest players if the new residential rule was enforced. Apparently, the Residential clause was intended to prevent the accumulation of many strong players at one or two chess clubs to the detriment of the other clubs.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113704498?searchTerm=Chatswood%20Chess%20Club
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113703491?searchTerm=Chatswood%20Chess%20Club
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71324995?searchTerm=Sydney%20and%20Suburban%20Ches s%20Association

blackbishop
11-01-2021, 08:46 AM
The Norths Chess Club aka The Chatswood Chess Club aka The Chatswood School of Arts Chess Club aka the Willoughby School of Arts Chess Club aka The Willoughby Electorate Chess Club was founded in or before 1897. Their first president was Rev A Miller and their first club venue was in rooms next to the Presbyterian Church in Anderson St, Chatswood.

See the earlier post. Norths website states that their club was founded in 1908.

By April 1909 the chess clubs in Sydney were listed at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/126591075?searchTerm=Chatswood%20Chess%20Club


In 1916, they were still known as the Willoughby School of Arts Chess Club. Matches were played with other School of Art Chess Clubs so that it is likely that, over time, they began to be referred to as the Chatswood School of Arts Chess Club or the Chatswood Chess Club, their original name.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123135840?searchTerm=Chatswood%20Chess%20Club

Norths Chess Club today: http://www.northsydneychess.org/

Frank
11-01-2021, 01:42 PM
The Norths Chess Club aka The Chatswood Chess Club


As a former member of the Chatswood Chess Club (later Norths CC), I read with interest your posts on that club.

I wonder whether it would it be possible for someone to hunt down for me (many thanks!) a photocopy of the original "NSW Chess Magazine May 1991 page 14-16" cited as the source of the following article by Jonathan Mendel:


Chatswood Chess Club in Focus

By Jonathan Mendel

THE CHATSWOOD CHESS CLUB is one of Sydney’s largest Chess Clubs and
certainly its oldest. We are not quite sure exactly how old, but our Honour Boards
listing past Presidents and Club Champions date to 1908 (and it is more than likely that
the Club was formed some years before that.)

Today the Club does not actually meet at Chatswood, but in Cammeray at the North
Sydney Leagues Club. Nonetheless, the Club still retains its unique identity. Part of
this identity is to offer a very varied program for members.

That program includes, at the moment simuls, five-minute tournaments, the Club
Championships in round-robin sections chosen according to strength, “Big Board”
matches against St George, a number of teams in the NSWCA Grade Matches, a
“tandem” simul, a Rapidplay Chess Tournament, a Consultation Match, Ford Memorial
Open Swiss with handicap, upset an open prizes, lectures, a fun night of “Oldies” versus
“Youngies”, and then to close off the year with the AGM. And that is not all!
I joined the Club in 1987 when I played in a simul by M Sax organized at Grace Bros
Chatswood. Such events give chess generally good publicity and the Club specifically
the opportunity to attract new members. I was made to feel very welcome to join the
Club, although my fluke win against Sax no doubt helped! I mention this, not to
publicise the fact that I won (although such rarities ought to be publicized!), but to
illustrate the type of extra activities in which Chatswood has been willing to engage in.

Without a doubt our number one member is George Kepper #. This is not because he is
the Club’s top player (although he won the Club Championship in 1961-2 and 1968), but
because he is the Club’s oldest member, having joined in the 1940’s, and because he was
President of the Club from 1959 to 1984. Since then he has been the Club’s Patron. As
a major part of Chatswood’s history, it is interesting to read George’s reminiscences.
Here is a selection from notes written by George in 1987.

George Kepper Reminiscences!

“It was 1943/44, still during the war, when working as an assistant manager in one of the
then famous Repin’s Coffeee establishments that I discovered Mr John W Ford. He had a
second hand furniture business on the first floor above our business at 337 GeorgeStreet,
City. During one lunch break I visited Mr Ford and found he was a keen chess player. He
suggested we have a game, and indeed we played several. I was soundly beaten. When
he heard that I lived in the Chatswood area he suggested that I join Chatswood Chess Club.

“This was the beginning of my association with Chatswood Chess Club. It was
functioning from a small (12 x 14) room on the first floor of the historic School of Arts
Building in Victoria Avenue not far from Chatswood Station. This building had been
erected in 1908 and the Club had been closely associated with it. There were no large
stores or commercial developments then. The main shopping area was on the Western
side of the station. We had only four double tables in our club room. During the day it
was occupied by a tailor who used our tables for his craft. The Club was open on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. We had about 20 members. Also there was only
one chess clock. A Club Committee was running the affairs. President was Maurice
Goldstein, a consulting engineer involved with the C.S.I.R.O. He was a chess Master,
quite famous in those days. Most of the work was done by the Secretary Mr Ford. …
The club had an attendance book which was signed by members attending the club
nights.

“Petrol was scarce in those days but we had a good tram service. The trams ran from
Chatswood Station to the city along Victoria Avenue. There however was no night
service. I think the last tram was 10.45 pm.

“Meanwhile a move was evident at the Club. It was thought by some members that a
new secretary was a good idea. They suggested that I should take on the job. Mr Ford
would be President and Mr Goldstein who was often too busy to attend the committee
meetings would not be voted for. The chief stirrer was fellow called Doust, an
Englishman on long leave from war services. So at the next Annual Meeting Mr Ford
became President with myself as Secretary. I think Leo Breen was elected Treasurer.
Leo Breen was a writer and composer of most of the songs and jingles for the ABC radio
advertising programs. …

“But back to the Club. Mr J W Ford the President was a strong natural player, many
times club champion. He never refused to give a game to anyone. He really loved
chess and his Club. I remember during one of the meetings he asked and wished that
he was President until he died. He used to walk to the Club on every club night from his
home in Fullers Road Chatswood. He was well over 80 then. One day Leo Breen rang
me informing that Mr Ford had passed on and that I should take his place. … The Ford
Memorial Tournament was organized as an annual event in honour of Mr Ford.
“I remember we had some prominent people on our committee. Lajos Steiner the
international grand master and his wife Edna. They also played in the Club Grade
matches. A Rijnberg a former combat pilot and a dental surgeon. T Homeyer a well
known chess player who was teaching chess at police boys club. Dr Ned Cortis a
prominent surgeon from Sydney Hospital. Richard Stalley who held an executive
position with the Public Trust Office and was later our Club Secretary. Stalley organized
the North Shore Chess League and created 10 new chess clubs on the North Shore. He
organized their competitions and inter club matches. When Stalley was temporarily
transferred to Broken Hill the North Shore League collapsed within a couple of months.
On return from Broken Hill Richard Stalley … took the position of [Club] Secretary.

“Young I L Hendry joined the club in 1962 and was already serving on the committee in
1963. He became treasurer when Leo Breen retired in 1970 or thereabout. By that time
the membership of the club doubled and was 43 strong. The accommodation was
becoming quite unsuitable. We already had to use extra tables in the dingy hallway of
the old building. We were getting into difficulties with the Committee of the School of
Arts who were in the process of converting the premises into a commercial enterprise.
Finally the building was transferred to the Council and was due to be rebuilt. The Club
committee approached the Lord Mayor of the Council, Mr Dougherty. And it was he
who suggested we approach the Church in Forsyth Street who he thought would
welcome a group to share their building with a kindergarten. … After some negotiations
with the church we moved … This was 1970. …

“The Club became very active in those days. There were training tournaments. There
was a point score system to award points for friendly games played on club nights.
There were grading tournaments and we had our own grading system. Occasional Swiss
tournaments were played and of course lightning tournaments. In early days lightning
was played without a clock but with a buzzer which was activated by a referee. The
buzzer was adjusted to sound every 10 seconds. Towards the end of the round the
referee would adjust, at his discretion, the buzzer to sound every 5 seconds. This was
convenient because we still had only one clock. Later we acquired a dozen clocks only
to find that they disappeared mysteriously together with one of our club members. We
could not however pin the disappearance of the clocks on anyone definitely. The Ford
Memorial and Club Championships were also played as usual. There were sessions of
chess lectures. The Club had a special demonstration board which was hung on the wall.
Lajos Steiner was one of the lecturers. … In 1968 [ED’s note: probably actually 1963]
the members voluntarily donated $50 to assist John Purdy with his entry fee for the
Australian Championship which I think was played in Perth. He won the event and the
Club had a friend for life. There was a small library kept in a lock up case. It remained
intact whilst a special librarian was in charge of it.

“Ian Hendry was serving as secretary and later as president of the NSW Chess
Association. Frank Low, one of our active members was Editor of Chess in Australia.
So we had good connections.

“I remember a bumper year. This was during the world match between Fischer and
Spassky. The membership of the Chatswood Chess Club reached over 100. We fielded
9 grade match teams. And the entry for the Club Championships was over 70.”

The Club Today

Today the Club continues to thrive. A few years ago the Club made the move to more
comfortable premises of the North Sydney Leagues Club.
Our current (1990) Club Champion is John Purdy. He has won the Club Championships
more than any other person – nine times, the first in 1973. Our second most successful
champion is W Wilkie who won six Club Championships (in 1910 and 1913-17). The

1991 Club Championships are being played at the time of writing. The Championship
Division is the strongest ever and due to be elo rated.
In 1989 the Ford Memorial became the first tournament of the Club, at least in recent
history, to be an open tournament and to offer substantial prize money. That this was
able to be done reflected the strong financial position of the club to take a chance (for
we guaranteed the prize fund), and the generous support of our sponsors – the North
Sydney Leagues Club. So far, the open Ford Memorial Tournaments have been great
successes, worthily reflecting the man after who it was named and who George Kepper
described.

The Club has a Club newsletter which comes out five or six times a year. It currently
has a “you to move” competition in which positions are presented for members to
submit moves to earn points to earn a prize.

The Club has bee running a junior club on Saturday afternoons during school terms.
Already a number of juniors have progressed from the junior club to play at the “adult”
club on Tuesday nights. At present the junior club is run by the Club’s hard-working
secretary, Stephen Garner, according to a program that includes tournaments and
coaching.

All in all, the Club has a proud past and has not been content to sit on its laurels. It has
become an innovative and exciting Club to belong to.

Reprinted from an article in the [now defunct] NSW Chess magazine – pages 14 to 16 of Number 5 issued in May 1991.

# George Kepper passed away in 1994 when well into his 80’s and his name is commemorated in the perpetual trophy awarded to the Club Champion which has been designated “The George Kepper Memorial Trophy”.
Similarly, the name of a former Vice-President Dennis Day (1937-1999) is also remembered in the perpetual trophy awarded to the Club Champion in the Candidates Division which has been named “The Dennis Day Memorial Trophy”.

Bill Gletsos
11-01-2021, 04:23 PM
As a former member of the Chatswood Chess Club (later Norths CC), I read with interest your posts on that club.

I wonder whether it would it be possible for someone to hunt down for me (many thanks!) a photocopy of the original "NSW Chess Magazine May 1991 page 14-16"Its actually pages 13-16.

Frank
11-01-2021, 04:41 PM
Its actually pages 13-16.

Thanks so much, Bill!

Frank

blackbishop
12-01-2021, 11:11 AM
Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, PAUL BROEKHUYSE apparently maintained a collection of historic chess magazines or newspaper articles on his now unreachable Net Chess News website. An attempt was made to locate the items in 2010:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?12246-AUSChess-columns-collection-problem


Does anyone have information about Paul and his collection?

pappubahry
12-01-2021, 02:07 PM
Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, PAUL BROEKHUYSE apparently maintained a collection of historic chess magazines or newspaper articles on his now unreachable Net Chess News website. An attempt was made to locate the items in 2010:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?12246-AUSChess-columns-collection-problem


Does anyone have information about Paul and his collection?

The Wayback Archive (http://web.archive.org/web/20040204225434/http://auschess.org.au/columns/columns.htm) should be useful here.

blackbishop
12-01-2021, 03:47 PM
David Barry, Webmaster of the Perth Chess Club, Secretary of CAWA and of the Metropolitan Chess club, has located Paul Broekhuyse’s collection that once graced an older ACF website.

The Wayback Machine scans web pages over time, creating snapshots of a website that you can retrieve. It began in May 1996. David has provided us with a link to the archived material on the Wayback Machine.

The collection consists of newspaper articles by Ian Rogers, Peter Parr and Ian Murray between 1999 and 2004. There are also articles by John-Paul Wallace, Andrew Allen and Brett Tindall.

Paul Broekhuyse?

blackbishop
12-01-2021, 06:46 PM
Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, Paul Broekhuyse made an invaluable contribution to Australian Chess over many years.

His ACF newsletters provide us with a good account of the chess activity of the time as does his collection of newspaper columns described in previous posts.

About Paul:

Reporter Sydney: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/author/Paul%20Broekhuyse

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.broekhuyse

Paul’s Parrot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DqIBuP50qo

Chess Columnist: https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Paul-Broekhuyse/526738823

Illegal Move Wins:
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?10004-Resignation-in-response-to-illegal-move-other-illegal-move-issues-sf-SIO-2009

blackbishop
13-01-2021, 08:01 AM
Frank was the ACF Newsletter editor from 2016 until mid 2020. Previous ACF Newsletter Editors, include Kevin Bonham, Paul Broekhuyse and Graeme Gardiner. The more recent ACF Newsletters have not yet been archived on the ACF web site. Some of them have been posted on the Chess Chat thread below beginning at page 18 of the thread:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?14221-ACF-Official-Newsletter-(All-Players-And-Administrators-Should-Subscribe)/page17

For his services to Chess Journalism, Frank was awarded the Purdy Medal in 2019.

From Page 22 of the same thread:

Posted by Kevin Bonham:

“Just want to give a huge thank you to Frank for his superb efforts over the last four and a half years as editor of the Newsletter. It's been terrific to have such a high quality Newsletter with so much material and I hope someone else is now inspired to have a go!”


Posted by Frank:

“NEW EDITOR

The world has changed the way we work since the advent of COVID-19 while the written word acknowledges no national borders. So it will not surprise that the new editor of the ACF Newsletter is based across the ditch in Auckland. He is the well-known Arbiter Keong Ang [FA 2011, IA 2013] who has in recent years divided his time between New Zealand and Australia.

Son FM Alphaeus Ang played in the Lidums Young Masters IM Norm Tournament in Adelaide in 2018 and the Australasian Masters IM Norm Tournament in Melbourne in 2019 after winning the New Zealand national sudoku championship at the age of 11 in 2014!

A great appointment by the Australian Chess Federation!”


From Jammo:

“He has a hard act follow .... the previous guy was pretty good!”

MichaelBaron
13-01-2021, 10:27 AM
Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, PAUL BROEKHUYSE apparently maintained a collection of historic chess magazines or newspaper articles on his now unreachable Net Chess News website. An attempt was made to locate the items in 2010:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?12246-AUSChess-columns-collection-problem


Does anyone have information about Paul and his collection?
I believe Paul can be reached on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/paul.broekhuyse
Have not chatted to him recently though.

blackbishop
16-01-2021, 07:41 AM
The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Fri 8 Aug 1834

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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4183697?searchTerm=Sydney%20Chess%20Club

blackbishop
16-01-2021, 08:01 AM
The Sydney Chess Club was formed in February 1872.

The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Sat 3 Feb 1872

4734


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162662800?searchTerm=sydney%20chess%20club

Kevin Bonham
16-01-2021, 10:36 AM
The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Fri 8 Aug 1834



Interesting. In Neville Ledger's book there is a mention of chess in Hobart in 1832, but no mention of a chess club:


But 29 years were to pass before the press reported any specific chess activity. On August 3rd 1832 the Hobart Town Courier announced "...that those distinguished players Captain Forster, paymaster of the 63rd. Regiment and Dr. T. B. Wilson (R.N.) ... have agreed to challenge the Colony at a trial of chess"

Report then goes on to discuss conditions of the challenge.

The language of the report you quote makes it sound like there was an attempt in 1831-2 to form a club that was unsuccessful. There is another mention in 1844 of players from Sydney challenging Hobart's chess club to a match but in language that makes it unclear whether any formal Hobart club existed; there was a clearly documented Hobart chess club formed in 1854. Hobart chess clubs then existed intermittently for a while - between 1854 and at least 1859, a Workmen's Club in the early 1870s, between 1881-1883, and then a club commenced in 1887 which existed until 1991 (often alongside multiple smaller clubs in particular suburbs/institutions/companies). After the Hobart club closed in 1991, the Sandy Bay chess club was briefly the only active club in Hobart, but in 1994 the Hobart International club formed using equipment from the old Hobart club. In 2002 these two clubs merged to become Hobart International, the "International" name being retained for venue relations reasons until 2016 when the club became the Hobart Chess Club, Inc.

blackbishop
16-01-2021, 02:51 PM
It seems that Captain Forster was behind the attempt to form a chess club in Hobart Town in 1832.


The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1832 - 1834) Fri 20 Jul 1832


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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201158120?searchTerm=Hobart%20chess%20Captain%20Fo rster



The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Fri 3 Aug 1832

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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4197531?searchTerm=Hobart%20chess%20Captain%20Fors ter

blackbishop
18-01-2021, 09:07 AM
Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 22 Jun 1872
How to play Chess
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233099850?searchTerm=Chess


Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 17 Aug 1872
The Hobart Town Working Men’s Club Chess Club
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233100419?searchTerm=Chess%20in%20Hobart%20Town


Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 2 Aug 1873
Chess in Hobart Town. An account of the City Chess club versus the Workmen’s Chess Club over 8 boards in August 1873.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233104250?searchTerm=Chess%20in%20Hobart%20Town


Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 27 Sep 1873
A second match City V Workers
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233105006?searchTerm=Chess%20in%20Hobart%20Town

blackbishop
18-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Sat 26 Jan 1889
J G Whitton of the Victorian Chess Club visits the Hobart Chess Club.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198064905?searchTerm=Chess%20in%20Hobart%20Town


Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933) Fri 24 Dec 1926
Mr J A R Hirst of Toowoomba Chess club visits Hobart. Hobart Chess Club Hospitality.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/253944936?searchTerm=Chess%20in%20Hobart%20Town

MichaelBaron
21-01-2021, 11:22 PM
Interesting article about Kotov visiting QLD in 1963.
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/the-queenslander-s-gambit-the-day-a-russian-grandmaster-was-defeated-in-brisbane-20201204-p56kox.html

Patrick Byrom
22-01-2021, 05:07 PM
Interesting article about Kotov visiting QLD in 1963.
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/the-queenslander-s-gambit-the-day-a-russian-grandmaster-was-defeated-in-brisbane-20201204-p56kox.htmlAbout which I've already posted here (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17829-Queensland-chess-history-(sf-Brisbane-Chess-Club)/page3). I think it belongs in the Qld thread, as it's focused on a Qld player.

blackbishop
14-03-2021, 07:42 AM
One of the best chess players in England, he lived in Brisbane and Melbourne in the early 1880s.


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blackbishop
14-03-2021, 07:47 AM
John Wisker comments on the state of Australian chess in 1881.

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blackbishop
14-03-2021, 07:52 AM
Wisker edited a chess column in The Australasian from 1880 to 1884. The attached file has links to his column for 1881 made available by Trove.


ATTACH]4808[/ATTACH]

blackbishop
15-03-2021, 07:28 AM
All are welcome at The Brisbane School of Arts. 1904

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blackbishop
20-03-2021, 07:16 PM
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blackbishop
21-03-2021, 04:57 PM
The Game that Cannot Die. by C. J. S. Purdy, Chess Champion of Australia

Der Australische Spiegel = The Australian Mirror (Perth, WA : 1952) Wed 8 Oct 1952

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/249435194?searchTerm=C%20J%20S%20Purdy%20Chess

blackbishop
23-03-2021, 07:19 PM
Trove links to Terrey Shaw's chess column in The Bulletin Magazine for 1982


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blackbishop
25-03-2021, 09:47 AM
Trove links to Terrey Shaw's chess column in The Bulletin Magazine for 1983

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blackbishop
25-03-2021, 04:42 PM
Trove links to Terrey Shaw's chess column in The Bulletin Magazine for 1984.

The Bulletin Magazine closed in January 2008. It appears that Trove has scanned the magazine up to July 1984.

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blackbishop
25-03-2021, 05:15 PM
Attached are examples of a another well written Bulletin chess column written by one John Harvey in 1966 and 1967. Each week, he featured a different international or national player such as Michael Woodhams, John Hendry, Arthur Pope and Fred Flatow. Unfortunately, I can’t find information about John.

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blackbishop
29-03-2021, 09:43 AM
After the end of World War 2, a series of international chess contests took place by radio . The USSR played
and defeated the USA and the UK. Australia's first match was against France.

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blackbishop
30-03-2021, 12:14 PM
Australia defeats Canada in the 1947 Radio Chess Match.

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blackbishop
31-03-2021, 08:10 AM
UK Defeats Australia in the 1947 Radio Match.

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blackbishop
04-04-2021, 05:48 PM
Maurice Goldstein was a friend, rival and collaborator with Cecil Purdy, Koshnitsky and Steiner.

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blackbishop
07-04-2021, 09:51 AM
Doeberl Cup April 2021.

It is known that this event occurred in Canberra towards the end of the first year of the Great Pandemic. The Doeberl was an annual event and highly regarded as one of Australia’s most important chess tournaments. Little information remains as to who won the tournament and who participated. The usually informative, Chess Chat Archive provided little information for this tournament and almost all of the chess magazines and newspaper chess columns were extinct by that time.

antichrist
07-04-2021, 10:19 AM
Doeberl Cup April 2021.

It is known that this event occurred in Canberra towards the end of the first year of the Great Pandemic. The Doeberl was an annual event and highly regarded as one of Australia’s most important chess tournaments. Little information remains as to who won the tournament and who participated. The usually informative, Chess Chat Archive provided little information for this tournament and almost all of the chess magazines and newspaper chess columns were extinct by that time.

I would like a journal of the most outstanding games.

Kerry Corker
07-04-2021, 12:18 PM
GM Rogers v Pat Halpin 1-0 from an Australian Championships 1982 would have to go into that journal. A crazy attacking Nadjorf B94 from both sides. Beautiful game.

blackbishop
09-04-2021, 02:00 PM
NSW Lightning Championship 1946. + A History of Blitz


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blackbishop
30-04-2021, 01:57 PM
1943 - 1945


Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Mon 24 May 1943 Page 4
Lieut G Koshnitsky’s Simultaneous Displays in Cairns
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42387967?searchTerm=cairns%20chess%20club
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42381430?searchTerm=Cairns%20Chess%20Club


Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Wed 2 Jun 1943 Page 3
Cairns Chess Club versus US Army
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/42388846?searchTerm=cairns%20chess%20club


Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sun 5 Dec 1943
Chess Marathon by Lajos Steiner.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168981110?searchTerm=chess


The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Thu 9 Dec 1943
Chess Marathon Complaint by Brodie Mack
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/247800913?searchTerm=chess


The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Tue 7 Mar 1944
Chess at War
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/167612999?searchTerm=chess


The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Tue 11 Apr 1944
Koshnitsky in Dutch New Guinea
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/78387995?searchTerm=chess


The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sat 1 Jul 1944
Vera Menchik Killed
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2681359?searchTerm=chess



Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sun 22 Oct 1944
Chess Crazy Sydney
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/97944070?searchTerm=chess


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Mon 11 Dec 1944
First Lightning. NSW
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17931146?searchTerm=chess



https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/141564300?searchTerm=chess
All Champions tournament
Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW : 1908; 1941 - 1954) Tue 21 Aug 1945


Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) Tue 20 Nov 1945
Radio Matches. Argentinian Olympiad.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/68950371?searchTerm=chess


The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Thu 20 Sep 1945
Steiner Wins Australian Chess Title.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/188753493?searchTerm=chess

blackbishop
30-04-2021, 02:15 PM
1938 and 1939

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Sat 1 Jan 1938
The Year in Review.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/41603756?searchTerm=M.%20E.%20Goldstein%20Chess

The Evening News (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1924 - 1941) Sat 3 Sep 1938
Dorothy Dibley at the the British Chess Federation Championships
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198291081?searchTerm=chess


The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Fri 16 Sep 1938
British Championship
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205188212?searchTerm=chess


The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Mon 26 Sep 1938
Formation of the VCA
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205196370?searchTerm


The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Tue 10 Jan 1939
Australian Championships
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/247457076?searchTerm=chess


The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tue 4 Jul 1939
Australian Chess team for Olympiad in Argentina. Suitable boat needed.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/40846951?searchTerm=chess


The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Wed 22 Mar 1939
Chess Menaces and the prospects for the Australian Olympiad Team
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/247549583?searchTerm=chess


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thu 26 Oct 1939
Women’s Chess Championship NSW.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17623756?searchTerm=chess

The Second World War began September 1, 1939

blackbishop
10-06-2021, 10:40 AM
A collection of Newsletters, Blogs and Tweets. Any additions to this list?



ACF Newsletters. 1999 => 2012
Archived newsletters are an important historical source.
https://auschess.org.au/acf-newsletter-archive/


Paul Carvessa 2010 - 2015
Many photographs and games from the Melbourne Chess Club with instructive analysis of chess positions.
http://checkmateendsthegame.blogspot.com/


Gardiner Chess Blog. 2014 =>
https://gardinerchess.com.au/blog/


Carl Gorka Coffee House Chess 2010 – 2018
Carl was a Vice President and a Secretary of the Melbourne Chess Club.
Photograph: “The Spensley Street Crew….left to right: Nicolas Schroder, Jack Puccini, Ari Dale, Finlay Dale.” Darryl Johansen coaching Bobby Cheng.
https://mccchess.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/australian-junior-a-melbourne-chess-club-perspective/
https://gorkachc.blogspot.com/search/label/MCC 2018

David Koetsier, Sabrina Koetsier and team
https://www.chesslife.com.au/blog/
“About Juniors for Juniors”

Shaun Press 2007 =>
http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/
Informative and a valuable historical record.

Ian Rogers Tweets November 2013. =>
Always interesting with some great photographs.
https://twitter.com/gmianrogers?lang=en


David Smerdon 2014 =>
“Musings on chess, and lesser things.”
https://www.davidsmerdon.com/


Kerry Stead. 2011 - 2015
http://melbournegamescoach.blogspot.com/
“The blog of a Melbourne games coach, covering primarily chess & poker.”

The Tartajubow Blogspot 2010 =>
“IS THIS BLOG NOT ENTERTAINING?”
http://tartajubow.blogspot.com/2018/09/purdys-chess-world-magazine.html September 2018

blackbishop
14-06-2021, 11:16 AM
Alex Wohl’s Chess Blog from 2009 - 2019

http://doubleroo.blogspot.com/

blackbishop
14-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Keong Ang is an International Arbiter and editor of the Australian Chess Federation’s Newsletter.
He has officiated at tournaments in New Zealand and in Australia. Keong is a former Secretary of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

Photo of Keong in 2012, acting as the Chief Arbiter of a Chess Power tournament in New Zealand.
https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/426973

Photo of Alana Chibnall and Keong Ang September 2015.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/21617546329

blackbishop
15-06-2021, 02:13 PM
Max Illingworth's Blog on Chess.com


https://www.chess.com/blog/Illingworth

blackbishop
20-06-2021, 07:30 PM
The Australian Women's Masters was a chess tournament held in Melbourne annually from January 2013 to 2017. The tournament was an invitational event, normally run as a 10-player Round Robin. The regular organisers and sponsors of the tournament were Gary Bekker and Jamie Kenmure.

Winners
• 2017 Emily Rosmait
• 2016 Gu Xiaobing
• 2015 Julia Ryjanova
• 2014 Irine Kharisma Sukandar
• 2013 Katherine Jarek




Result of the inaugural event in 2013.

1 Jarek, Katherine 2200
2 Chibnall, Alana 1873
3 Simmonds, Leiteisha 1735
4 Setiabudi, Megan 1809
5 Narenthran, Savithri 1773
6 Anton, Sarah 1778
7 Kolak, Tanya 1454
8 Krstevska, Tanya

Blow by blow description of the event on Chess Chat:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?14316-2013-Australian-Womens-Masters

blackbishop
21-06-2021, 10:55 AM
WGM Julia Ryjanova, Australian Women’s Champion 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Ryjanova

Julia won the 2015 Asian Chess Federation Women's Masters aka the Australian Women’s Masters.

Chess Chat on the 2015 event:
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?15572-2015-Australian-Women-s-Masters

blackbishop
21-06-2021, 06:51 PM
Anastasia Sorokina

The talented Anastasia, who was for a time resident in Australia, leads an eventful life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Sorokina

https://ratings.fide.com/profile/13501151

November 2012.
https://www.chessprofessionals.org/content/thankful-letter-anastasia-sorokina

Tweets September 2013 – August 2020.
https://twitter.com/nastukchess?lang=en

October 2020.
https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1099187/belarus-stripped-of-fide-hosting-rights

blackbishop
22-06-2021, 02:10 PM
From the 1960s to the 1980s Marion Mott-McGrath was one of the leading Australian women’s chess players. Marion was Australian Women’s Champion in 1966, 1969, 1976 and 1980.
In 1967, she participated in the Women’s World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament in Serbia, finishing in sixteenth place.


Marion played for Australia in five Women's Chess Olympiads:
• In 1972, at second board in the 5th Chess Olympiad (women) in Skopje (+2, =3, -3),
• In 1976, at first board in the 7th Chess Olympiad (women) in Haifa (+1, =3, -5),
• In 1978, at third board in the 8th Chess Olympiad (women) in Buenos Aires (+4, =3, -4),
• In 1980, at first board in the 9th Chess Olympiad (women) in Valletta (+2, =6, -3),
• In 1984, at third board in the 26th Chess Olympiad (women) in Thessaloniki (+3, =2, -5),
• In 1986, at first reserve board in the 27th Chess Olympiad (women) in Dubai (+2, =4, -3).

Wikipedia.

Photo of Marion with Narelle Kellner.

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/chess-players-miss-marion-mcgrath-and-mrs-narelle-kellner-news-photo/1081465820


Marion’s games:
https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/player/143182

blackbishop
24-06-2021, 08:30 AM
“A REMARKABLE tour of Australia passed almost unnoticed this week.”

March 9, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald CHESS with Ian Rogers

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/chess-with-ian-rogers-20140308-34e3h.html



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trois-Pal%C3%A9tuviers

https://www.facebook.com/lescavaliersdessteppesmongoles/

https://www.europe-echecs.com/art/les-cavaliers-des-trois-paletuviers-a-l-honneur-665.html

blackbishop
25-06-2021, 07:10 AM
On 28th June 2015, Australian women played Norwegian women in an online friendly.
Report by WIM Heather Richards.

https://chess24.com/en/community/improvement/australia-vs-norway-friendly-women--039-s-match

blackbishop
25-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Saffron Archer, Alexandra Jule, Heather Richards. Beating stigma on and off the chessboard.
By Katherine O'Chee Sydney Morning Herald, December 2017.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/beating-stigma-on-and-off-the-chessboard-girls-and-women-in-australian-chess-20171205-gzyru7.html

blackbishop
25-06-2021, 01:52 PM
Heather Richards is a Fixed Asset Engineer at Queensland Alumina Limited. Jilin has retired from chess competition and is raising her family in Sydney.

Interviews with WGM Jilin Zhang and WIM Heather Richards by Sarah Swain National Nine News. December 2020.
https://www.9news.com.au/national/chess-champions-australia-heather-richards-the-queens-gambit-australia/b3e7f936-37cd-4f32-8275-a1f6e4d74ab8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Jilin

Gibchess post-game interview with Heather Richards after round 1 of the Gibraltar Chess Festival. January 20-18.
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgsLJ7CWI0


Heather Richards Tweets.
https://twitter.com/lynghonig?lang=en

Both women played in the 43rd Olympiad, Batumi, Georgia 2018.

http://chess-results.com/tnr368909.aspx?lan=1&art=20&flag=30&snr=33 Women’s.
http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1&art=20&flag=30&snr=41 Open

blackbishop
03-07-2021, 02:13 PM
The round by round tournament bulletins of the 1999-2000 Australian Championships run by the Mingara Chess Club at the Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi and the 2006 bulletins of the Australian Championships held in Brisbane are downloadable from Paul Dunn’s Australian Games Database.

Games from the tournaments are also available from his main database.

http://www.ozbase.com.au/documents.html

blackbishop
03-07-2021, 07:19 PM
The Xstrata Australian Championships 2006 won by Ian Rogers with the Australian Junior Championships won by Angela Song.

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blackbishop
04-07-2021, 10:33 AM
Angela and Raymond who was 7 or 8 years old, represented Australia in the under ten sections of the 2002 World Youth Chess Festival in Heraklion, Crete, November 15th-24th with 802 young chess players. A year later Raymond played in the 2003 World Under 10, Halkidiki, Greece.

https://players.chessbase.com/en/player/Song_Angela/247019 Chessbase Photo + some games
https://players.chessbase.com/en/player/Song_Raymond/247029 Chessbase Photo + some games

The Boys Under 12 at Heraklion had some familiar players.

Top Players Final Standings

Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2344 9
Carlsen Magnus NOR 2250 9
Howell David ENG 2224 8.5
Andreikine Dmitri RUS 2332 8.5
Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2274 8
Wei Chenpeng CHN 0 8
Le Quang Liem VIE 0 8
Khairullin Ildar RUS 2339 8
Srinivas Dasari Sai IND 2151 8
Berczes David HUN 2232 7.5
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2358 7.5

https://theweekinchess.com/html/twic420.html#9

In the World Youth Chess Championships at Heraklion, Crete November 4-13 2004, Raymond was still young enough to compete in the under tens. He finished equal first in the U10 event on 9/11.

https://auschess.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acfb296.htm#world ACF Report
http://www.greekchess.com/wycc2004/ WYCC website


ACF Newsletter December 2004. Angela Song of Sydney won the silver medal in the Asian Youth Under 12 Girls Championship in Singapore.
https://auschess.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acfb298.htm


ACF Newsletter, January 2006. Angela Song wins the Australian Junior Championships while Raymond does well in the Australian Championships in Brisbane.
https://auschess.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acfb351.htm

Sydney Morning Herald by Ben Cubby, April 2006.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/chess-still-a-hobby-for-budding-masters-20060408-gdnbtz.html

Raymond wins the Sydney International 2019.
https://en.chessbase.com/post/sydney-what-is-dead-may-never-die


https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/player/200658 Angela’s Games.
https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/player/200668 Raymond’s Games.

blackbishop
09-07-2021, 08:56 PM
From the 1960s to the 1980’s Marion McGrath was one of the leading Australian women's chess players.

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blackbishop
23-07-2021, 11:40 AM
The New Zealand Chess Player. Autumn 1948.

Lajos Steiner on his way to Europe.
New Zealand versus Australia match.
Botvinnik versus Euwe, World Championship.
The Shape of Things to Come.
Personalities - A W Gyles.
Chess in a P.O.W Camp by G. E. Trundle.


https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1948-autumn.pdf

blackbishop
26-07-2021, 08:16 AM
Honour Board of Australian Junior Chess Champions, Under 18 to Under 8.

https://australianjuniorchess.org/honour-board/

MichaelBaron
27-07-2021, 01:51 AM
The New Zealand Chess Player. Autumn 1948.

Lajos Steiner on his way to Europe.
New Zealand versus Australia match.
Botvinnik versus Euwe, World Championship.
The Shape of Things to Come.
Personalities - A W Gyles.
Chess in a P.O.W Camp by G. E. Trundle.


https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1948-autumn.pdf



Chess in the POW camp is an amazing read! May be its chess that helped them to stay strong and survive.

blackbishop
04-08-2021, 08:02 AM
The Australian Chess History Forum was originally proposed by “Basil” and implemented by
“Rincewind” in 2007.

About Basil

“Biography:
President CAQ 2002-06. VP Brisbane Club 2002-present. Club Champ in '05 when the good players didn't turn up. Perennial board 8 guru in the QTC. Once universally adored - now just an overwhelming majority!
Location:
Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
Interests:
Football [the real one]: Arsenal FC and Qld Roar. My sons, Andrew & Anthony. Taking out the trash. Oh an' a bit o' chess.
Occupation:
Company director - publishing
Warning Points:
1”
About Rincewind
Date of Birth
October 7
Biography:
Been to the edge and back.
Location:
The multiverse
Interests:
Chess
Occupation:
Retrophrenologist
Warning Points:
0
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?6019-NEW-FORUM-PROPOSAL-Australian-Chess-History

blackbishop
05-09-2021, 09:52 AM
Australian Chess Federation Newsletter Editors. 1999 – 2021.

Graeme Gardiner January 1999 - 6th October 2002
Paul Broekhuyse 13th October 2002 - August 2006
Denis Jessop assisted by Stephen Cannings January 2007 - September 2007
Joseph Tanti January 2008 - March 2009
Ian Rout September 2009 - July 2012.
Kevin Bonham October 2012 – December 2015
Frank Low January 2016 – June 2020
Keong Ang July 2020 =>

For information about the work of Graeme Gardiner, Paul Broekhuyse, Denis Jessop, Kevin Bonham, Frank Low and Keong Ang see the ChessSearch file.


Ian Rout.
Ian was Tasmanian Chess Champion in 2017, when he was outright winner, and in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021 when he was joint champion. He has been Tasmanian Seniors Champion from 2018 to 2021.

“Rout and Straton tie for Tassie Title.” by Kevin Bonham.

https://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/news-and-games/2018/4/3/rout-and-straton-tie-for-tassie-title

On Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/ian.rout.9

Games.
https://players.chessbase.com/en/player/rout_ian%20clive/222852

Ian’s last Newsletter July 2012.
https://web.archive.org/web/20171125151150/http://www.auschess.org.au/newsletter/issue/1207A.htm


Joseph Tanti.
Joseph was the ACF Secretary from 2001-2003 and has held several administrative positions with NSW and SA, junior and senior associations. He won the Australian Correspondence Chess Championship in 2018. He is a FIDE Instructor.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=74076

He is interested in Chess Computers.

https://slideplayer.com/slide/4380767/

Games
https://players.chessbase.com/en/player/tanti_joseph%20g/354416

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.tanti.54/about_places

Joseph’s last Newsletter. March 2009.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170217235329/http://www.auschess.org.au/bulletins/

blackbishop
05-09-2021, 07:50 PM
ACF Newsletters from various archives but mainly thanks to "The Wayback Machine".
There are some missing newsletters in 2017 and 2018.

2020 - 2021
https://us12.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=6eed2ee691

2019
30/11/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=725d08d4bc
31/10/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=a14c5ca53e
30/08/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=fca1ea5bec
30/07/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=3eb8ed154
30/06/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=98e30fc8cc
31/05/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=6a2cc5c2d1
30/04/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=b25bf20966
31/03/2019 https://mailchi.mp/62e11c4aad9e/australian-chess-federation-newsletter-31-march-2019
28/02/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=aa412f5675
31/01/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=ea67328124
31/01/2019 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=6135bdb01b
2018
30/11/2018 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=ea67328124
30/10/2018 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=21b3c71bc7
18/07/2018 https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9dbd09164491bd3b5116f2b71&id=364db67aa7
31/01/2018
https://web.archive.org/web/20180310003731/https://auschess.org.au/acf/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Australian-Chess-Federation-Newsletter-31-January-2018.htm

2017
https://web.archive.org/web/20170802015939/http://auschess.org.au/acf/news/newsletter/2017-2/

2016 https://web.archive.org/web/20170802015827/http://auschess.org.au/acf/news/newsletter/2016-2/

2015
https://web.archive.org/web/20170802020141/http://auschess.org.au/acf/news/newsletter/news-2015/

2014
https://web.archive.org/web/20170802020035/http://auschess.org.au/acf/news/newsletter/2014-2/

2013
https://players.chessbase.com/en/player/rout_ian%20clive/222852schess.org.au/acf/news/newsletter/2013-2/

1999 – 2012
https://web.archive.org/web/20170217235329/http://www.auschess.org.au/bulletins/

Kevin Bonham
05-09-2021, 08:11 PM
2013 link above should be https://web.archive.org/web/20170802015822/http://auschess.org.au/acf/news/newsletter/2013-2/

blackbishop
14-09-2021, 06:39 PM
History of the establishment of the Australian Chess Federation and regular Australian Chess Championships overseen by the ACF.

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blackbishop
19-09-2021, 10:51 AM
Is there such a thing as a National Dropbox for scans of chess literature produced under the auspices of State or National Chess bodies? Presumably with the permission of the author / editor
and the state or national chess body, there would be no copyright problems.

Ian Murray’s Queensland chess magazines will soon become available. A prominent and permanent home for his work is being sort.