View Full Version : Australasian Internet Challenge - 10 teams including NT and NZ x 2

Kerry Corker
09-01-2022, 09:02 AM
2001 Australasian Internet Challenge.

Teams from -
SA, NSW, ACT, WA, QLD, Vic, Northern Territory, Tasmania, New Zealand North and South Island.

Qld. Team :
Keven Duncan, David Gray, Garvin Gray, Tim Mills, Charles Pizzato, Bill Pocock, David Richards, Andy Sag, David Smerdon, Stephen Smith.
(Some good Correspondence players mixed with good OTB players)

Moves decided by email consideration.

It was a round-robin.

Anyone know the final score or who was playing for New Zealand or Northern Territory?

Last known scores -

NZ South 3.5
WA + Qld 3
Tas. 2.5
ACT, NT, NZ North 2
Vic., NSW, SA 0

Why dont we copy NRL and let New Zealand enter a team into the inevitable

Australasian Cities Teams Championships 2023*

*I know by me suggesting this event, it is doomed to oblivion, however, the main purpose is to get it on the record books as my suggestion.
Maybe I should get a job at a casino as a "Cooler"?

Queensland - New South Wales, Australian Internet Challenge B99

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. g4 b5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. g5 Nd7 13. f5 Qxg5 14. Kb1 Ne5 15. Qh5 Qe7 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. fxe6 g6 18. exf7 Nxf7 19. Qe2 Rc8 20. Nd5 Qe5 21. h4 Bh6 22. Nb4 Bg7 23. Nd3 Qe7 24. Bg2 Rc4 25. h5 g5 26. Rhf1 O-O 27. c3 a5 28. Rf5 Qe8 29. Rdf1 b4 30. Nxb4 Qe6 31. Rxa5 Re8 32. e5 Bxe5 33. Bd5 Qh6 34. Rxf7 Bxc3 35. Qe7 Bxb2 36. Rf8#

Kevin Bonham
09-01-2022, 02:28 PM
This was a great event organised by Paul Broekhuyse who put an amazing amount of work into it. The final scores were:

NZ South 8.0/9
NZN 7.5
WA, NT 6.5
TAS 6.0
Qld 4.0
SA 2.5
ACT 2.0
NSW 1.5
Vic 0.5

A nearly complete crosstable is in the sidebar here: https://web.archive.org/web/20040628140955/http://www.auschess.org.au:80/interstate/istatemain.htm

(NT vs NZN was drawn allowing NZS to win the tournament)

It was disappointing the two largest states did not show more interest (some of the games were forfeits). Votes were by email and the most commonly voted move from each state was played (usually by consensus but not always and indeed some teams had a lot of infighting.)

The winning NZS team the "South Island Knights" were Michael Freeman, Vernon Small and Ben Giles.

This was the NZS-Tas game, one of the most memorable games I've been involved in. The mainstays of the Tas team were Peter Wagg, David Christian and Kevin Bonham. There was a long adjournment in the middle of the game and we thought we were in trouble until David found 23...Qg6 five days into the adjournment.

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.0-0 Nb6 7.d3 Be7 8.a3 0-0 9.Nc3 Be6 10.b4 a5 11.b5 Nd4 12.Rb1 Nd5 13.Na4 Nxf3+ 14.Bxf3 Qd7 15.d4 f6 16.dxe5 fxe5 17.Be4 Rab8 18.Qc2 Nf6 19.Rd1 Qe8 20.Bg2 Qh5 21.Qxc7 Ng4 22.h3 Nxf2 23.Qxe7 Qg6 24.Qxe6+ Qxe6 25.Bd5 Nxh3+ 26.Kh1 Rf1+ 27.Kh2 Rf2+ 1/2-1/2

Kerry Corker
09-01-2022, 04:28 PM
Thanks for that. So easy to lose whole events such as this. I had never heard of the event before today, and was playing up until 2003.
I got my info from Ian Murray's Qld. Chess Magazine Dec. 2001.
I'm not sure how many paper copies of his mags. are still around.

Just followed the link to the "Wayback Machine." Great report.
Fantastic history resource. Hopefully it is stable.

Kerry Corker
15-01-2022, 08:28 AM
1995 Australian Interstate Telechess Championship

1st round. May 7 1995


B1. IM Stephen Solomon v IM Alex Davidovic 1-0
B2. IM Alex Wohl v Mark Chapman 1-0
B3. FM Craig Laird v Nick Speck 0.5-0.5
B4. Andrew Allen v Trevor Tao 0-1
B5. David Stephson v Bob Cowley 1-0
B6. Michael Corner v Srbo Zaric 0.5-0.5
B7. Juan Kloostra v Jamie Hislop 0.5-0.5
B8. John Myers v Ngan Koshnitsky 0-1
B9. Murray Campbell v Alex Sykes 1-0
B10. Andrew Meldrum vNeil Steffenson 1-0


Joe Tarnaswki v Bob Condon 1-0


Shiloh Norris v Liz Ports 0.5-0.5


B1. Charles Pizzato v Miguel Garcia-Bianco 1-0
B2. Paul Kalokerinos v Luke Errington 0-1


Kimberley Orth v Kylie Coventry 0.5-0.5

Score Qld. 9.5 to SA 5.5

Looks like both sides fielded very strong teams – maybe their strongest possible.
A good win for Qld. against a strong SA team.
WA beat ACT 10-5 in the other 1st round match.

Qld Team:
Two have sadly passed away.
Two, maybe three of the remaining 13 still play OTB chess.
I am guessing the stats are about the same for the SA Team.