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Steve
14-07-2008, 11:05 AM
Hi Everyone

I am looking for a club to play OTB chess. I am out near Hatton Vale on the Warrego Highway about 25 mins from Gatton and similarly from Ipswich in the opposite direction.

Are there any local clubs around this way? Failing that; has anyone any suggestions on the nearest options for an adult player?

Cheers

Steve

Garvinator
14-07-2008, 11:54 AM
Hello Steve,

A list of Qld Clubs and websites can be found here:

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

and

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

From the information you give, Toowoomba might be your best bet. Hope this helps.


Garvin Gray
CAQ President

Steve
14-07-2008, 12:08 PM
Hello Steve,

A list of Qld Clubs and websites can be found here:

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

and

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

From the information you give, Toowoomba might be your best bet. Hope this helps.


Garvin Gray
CAQ President




Thanks for that. Yes, it looks like Toowoomba. I'm quite surprised that a town the size of Ipswich hasn't a club.

kawa
14-07-2008, 06:35 PM
I lived in Toowoomba for a few years. They had quite a strong club and the people there were very friendly.
Though it is of a hike from where you live.

Steve
14-07-2008, 06:49 PM
I lived in Toowoomba for a few years. They had quite a strong club and the people there were very friendly.
Though it is of a hike from where you live.

Yeah, it's about 40 minutes to the top of the range from where I am.

If it's just once a week though, I'm sure I can manage it. Saying that, it's never a nice trip home after an OTB blunder!

Garvinator
14-07-2008, 07:40 PM
I'm quite surprised that a town the size of Ipswich hasn't a club.
Ipswich had a chess club many years ago. There was an attempt about two years ago to start a new chess club in Ipswich, but I do not think it went very far.

Allan Menham
26-12-2008, 07:14 AM
Well Steve you could always start a club in Ipswich

When I came to Bundaberg in 2002 there was no chess club so I started one. It is now a very strong club