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    Launceston Chess Club: News, occasional results, etc.

    Launceston Chess Club is trialling a change of night and venue.

    Starting on October 14 the Club will meet each Wednesday at 7.00pm in Launceston's CBD at Pilgrim Uniting Church, 34-36 Paterson St (you can't miss it: the block between Charles and St John Streets, opposite the Myer carpark, entrance between the two churches).

    In the meantime (until Christmas?) the Club will also continue to meet on Fridays at the old venue (see contact info below for address)

    Door fees: Adults $3.00, Students & Juniors $2.00, Members free

    Contact information: http://www.chesstasmania.org.au/clubs/launceston.html
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    I'm reliably advised that the Club will make the Wednesday shift permanent.

    I haven't been along for a while but since I paid my sub - amazing value at only $50.00 per annum for (fully waged) adults - I'd better start getting my money's worth!

    Top-level play at the Club in 2010 looks like it will be more competitive than in recent years with five players - Ramin Rezaie, Michael Lucht, Marcus Bretag, Lawrence Bretag and myself - all (more or less) 1600+ in strength which is not bad for Tasmania

    New enquiries most welcome!

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    The Launceston Club is closed for 2009.

    Happy Christmas to all

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    The Launceston Club is open for the 2010 season (old news but someone had to break it).

    Michael Lucht tells me we are having a Club championship this year (for a change). My insane workload (at work - where else?) eases up in May so I'm keen to play if a few players over 1500 enter.
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    Launceston events in 2011

    I'm told that unfortunately the Club isn't running another Launceston Cup event in January/February. However it will be hosting the Tasmanian Championships in March.

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    I'm interested in trying to run the 2011 Launceston Cup some time in the last four months of the year - either by myself or with LCC/TCF support.

    Clearly this would need to avoid clashes or near clashes with the Burnie Shines and/or Hobart Weekender.

    At this stage mid to late November might be 'the go' (as they say in this part of the world). Watch this space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    At this stage mid to late November might be 'the go' (as they say in this part of the world). Watch this space!
    Sounds good, I 've nothing planned for November!
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    entry fee and billet accommodation for Tas champs

    Hi everyone,

    Can someone tell me what the entry fee for the Tas champs is and whether someone can provide me with some accommodation if I come and play?

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    Hi lost,

    No details re 2011 Tassie Ch'p yet. PM me in late Jan/early Feb and I'll see if I can sort things out for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    Hi lost,

    No details re 2011 Tassie Ch'p yet. PM me in late Jan/early Feb and I'll see if I can sort things out for you
    Thanks Tony,

    I will PM you in late January.

    lost

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    No worries

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    2011 Tasmanian Championships

    See separate thread on this event.
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    2011 club night and venue

    This year the club is meeting at Launceston College on Friday nights. Ring a club official for further details (see TCA site).
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    Correction to earlier post: This year the club is meeting at Launceston College on Wednesday nights and at the 'old' venue at 8 High St on Friday nights.

    Arriving around 7.00pm should be OK but if you plan to go on Wednesday you should ring a club official for further details - not least negotiating your way through the labyrinthine LC to the actual playing room (see TCA site).
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    In latest news:

    The Wednesday meetings have discontinued.

    The meetings at 7pm at 8 High St on Friday nights are still on.

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