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Davidflude
24-11-2008, 01:00 PM
Following is a copy of our latest bulletin emailed to person's on our mailing list.


BOX Hill AND CANTERBURY JUNIOR CHESS NEWS … ISSUE 2008.47 – November 24

Activities at our CLUB this month.

Monday 26 November 8pm Box Hill Chess Club Committee meeting

9pm Canterbury Juniors Chess Club AGM

Tuesday 25 November… Junior coaching at 6pm-7.30pm is ON

Round 5 Tuesday Summer SWISS at 7.45pm is ON

Friday 28 November... Round 3 Friday Xmas SWISS is ON. Starting at 7.45pm. 1 round per week till 12/12/8

Sunday 30 November… NO Elite junior coaching in the morning (10.30-noon)

Novice coaching 2pm till 3.30pm is ON

Coming EVENTS to our venue at 3 Rochester Rd Canterbury.

1) Canterbury Summer SWISS is now scheduled for Saturday 27 December to Tuesday December 30 2008. This is one day shorter than previously announced, and the change is made to give juniors a chance to travel to the Australian Junior Championship which starts in Adelaide in the first week of 2009. Flyers of our event are available at our Club.

Entries are starting to roll-in for this December event. Liam Hamilton, and the Daltons (Laurie, Mischa, Sam, Joshua) were first off the mark. David Hacche participated in the recent Victorian Championship and has now signed up for our December event.

The event is 8 rounds over 27/12, 28/12, 29/12, 30/12.

2) December Rookies is Sunday 14/12/2008. This is the final Rookies and Queens for the year and, for juniors, the last chance to get their name on the 2008 trophies. Most juniors will have finished exams by this date and we expect a terrific turn-out of strong juniors. The Rookies trophies are sponsored by zedChess, a coaching organisation directed by George Zaprudsky. George’s generous sponsorship, right through 2008, is appreciated by the Canterbury Juniors Chess Club.

3) Australian Masters 9-round 10-player Invitational. This will be held from 6/12/8 until 12/12/8 and full schedule details can be seen at the Chess Victoria web-site.

From the Victorian Junior Chess Co-ordinator, Kerry Lyall

Hi all



There is an important survey available from the Australian Junior Chess League.



If you do have a junior chess player in your family, and would like to influence the structure of national junior events (i.e. how many days and how many rounds per day), could you please complete the survey and return by the closing date? (Copies available from Kerry Lyall [kly32774@bigpond.net.au]



Thanks in advance



Kerry Lyall

Secretary Chess Victoria

Victorian Delegate to the Australian Junior Chess League

One of us is in the Olympics

The Chess Olympiad is currently being held in Dresden, Germany.

Australia has sent both a mens team and a womens team to this huge event. The Australian mens team includes Darryl Johansen who is a member of the Box Hill Chess Club. Darryl has had a particularly successful record so far in the tournament having lost only one game, and all others have been wins.

Sunday coaching notes

Term 4 Sunday coaching sessions are now progressing very well. There are three coaches attending in the afternoon (2-3.30) session and this gives much better opportunity for individual attention and progress in contrast with the busy Tuesday coaching groups.

The Sunday afternoon classes, coached by a group consisting Rukman, Derek, Rengan, and Jason.

This session is good value for parents now that we have received a generous grant from Boroondara council and the Rotary club of Balwyn.

The scheme will be viable in 2009.

Good news for novice players in the vicinity.

Coaches at the 2009 Australian Juniors

A few parents have asked me for advice on coaches who may be available at the 2009 Australian Junior titles to be held in Adelaide in January 2009.

Canterbury Juniors Chess Club does not formally organise coaching at such events but we are regularly in touch with coaches who intend to be at the titles.

1) David Hacche is an experienced coach who has been taking novice coaching and elite coaching classes at Canterbury for the past 3 years. He is available for on-site coaching in Adelaide at reasonable rates.

Enquiries ...Home 9 813 8628..after 6.30pm. MOBILE 0410 921 030

David is affiliated with Chess Ideas P.L.

2) Leonid Sandler has an IM title and is an experienced coach having captained our Women’s Olympiad team in the past.

Enquiries ... MOBILE 0412 201 891

Leonid is the proprietor of Chess Australian P.L.

Billet required for a visitor/player to the forthcoming Australian Masters

The Australian Masters will be played over 9 days at the Canterbury venue. This prestige event is a rare opportunity for local players to qualify for title norms. The field is now confirmed as can be seen on the CV web-site.

A billet is required for Vladimir Smirnov from Sydney. If you can assist in this way please contact the Australian Masters organiser, Leonid Sandler on MOBILE 0412 201 891

Contact number for the Club 0409 259 490 (held by Trevor)