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    Talking 2012 Victorian Country Championship (Oct 6 & 7).

    The Victorian Country Chess Championship will be held this year on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2012 at the Alcheringa Hostel, 44 Rutherford St, Swan Hill (corner of Stewart St). The venue is being provided at no charge by Dr Stewart Booth.

    Round Times:
    Saturday 6
    Round 1: 9.30 am
    Round 2: 1.00 pm
    Round 3: 4.00 pm
    Sunday 7
    Round 4: 9.00 am
    Round 5: 12.30 pm
    Round 6: 3.30 pm
    A forfeit will be awarded if a player is 30 minutes late for a game.

    Entry Fees: $50 Adult $30 Concession
    Concession applies to Pensioners, Unemployed and Full-time Students. Please present concession card at the tournament.

    Eligibility: The Victorian Country Chess Championship is open to all Victorian players whose main place of residence is outside a 50 km radius from the Melbourne GPO.

    Rate of Play: All moves in 60 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.

    Prizes: All entry fees will be distributed in prizes after deduction of expenses in conducting the event. There will be prizes awarded for the first three players in the Championship and Reserve sections. If there is a tie for a title then joint champions will be declared and prize money divided equally. All players will compete in a single tournament. The prize pool will be allocated 75% to the Championship and 25% to the Reserve.

    Reserve Champion: The title of Reserve Champion will be awarded to the leading player(s) in the bottom half of the field based on rating.

    Accommodation at Venue: There are 15 accommodation rooms on site available to players on a nominal charge basis of $40 for 1 or 2 nights ($60 if a parent and child with 2 beds). These rooms have a single bed and en-suite toilet/shower. If you wish to reserve a room you must request a booking in advance and provide your own sheets/blankets/pillow/towel. Alternative arrangements can be made at the numerous motels, hotels & caravan parks.

    [B]ContactsB] Kevin Perrin or Nigel Barrow: Email to kevinp@ppt.com.au or n.barrow@latrobe.edu.au (or phone numbers provided on the entry form on the Ballarat Chess Club site).

    More information: http://www.ballaratchess.com/vrcl/Do...12Brochure.pdf
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    Is it $40 for both nights or is it $40 per night?

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    It is $40 for both nights (if you choose to stay the two) - basically it is to reimburse the room cleaning costs.
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    Just a quick note that there are now only single rooms remaining at the venue.
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    Just a reminder that this tournament is on this weekend.

    For those of you with accommodation at the venue, please remember to bring sheets, blankets/doona a pillow, and a towel in addition to the things you would normally take for an overnight stay.

    For those who have not yet entered, the entry form is available here:
    http://www.ballaratchess.com/vrcl/vevents12.htm

    I look forward to seeing some of you there on Saturday.

    Current playing list:
    Code:
    No  Name                  Feder Loc  Club    
    1.  Booth, Stewart        VIC   2074 Swan Hill
    2.  Bruere, Mark F        VIC   1998 Yea      
    3.  Booth, Shane          VIC   1926 Bendigo  
    4.  Healey, Leigh         VIC   1802 Bendigo  
    5.  Barrow, Nigel         VIC   1757 Bendigo  
    6.  Lumsdon, David        VIC   1719 Bendigo  
    7.  Schepisi, David       VIC   1689 Bendigo  
    8.  Mollard, Max J        VIC   1671 Bendigo  
    9.  Van Riel, Bas         VIC   1669 Ballarat 
    10. Cook, Patrick         VIC   1635 Ballarat 
    11. Jacobs, Rodney M      VIC   1629 Ballarat 
    12. Malejewicz, Alexander VIC   1555 Woodend  
    13. Perrin, Kevin J       VIC   1541 Ballarat 
    14. Kersten, Ben          VIC   1482 Geelong  
    15. Czuczman, Ken         VIC   1454 Bendigo  
    16. Watson, James         VIC   1413 Ballarat 
    17. Mills, Terence        VIC   610  Bendigo
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    A couple of late scratchings saw the field reduced to 14 - It was quite a strong feild nonetheless, with former champion Bas Van Riel qualifying for the Reserves section!

    Some good wins recorded by James Watson & Terry Mills in the first few rounds. My own play has been indifferent, surviving several bad positions, inlcuding a draw from the exchange down against Stewart Booth.

    Round 1

    Code:
    No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total
     1 Stewart Booth  [0]      1:0    Bas Van Riel    [0]  
     2 Patrick Cook   [0]      0:1    Mark F Bruere   [0]  
     3 Shane Booth    [0]     .5:.5   Rodney M Jacobs [0]  
     4 Kevin J Perrin [0]     .5:.5   Leigh Healey    [0]  
     5 Nigel Barrow   [0]      1:0    Ben Kersten     [0]  
     6 James Watson   [0]      1:0    David Lumsdon   [0]  
     7 Max J Mollard  [0]      1:0    Terence Mills   [0]
    Round 2

    Code:
    No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total
     1 Nigel Barrow    [1]     .5:.5   Stewart Booth  [1]  
     2 Mark F Bruere   [1]      1:0    Max J Mollard  [1]  
     3 Leigh Healey    [.5]     1:0    James Watson   [1]  
     4 Rodney M Jacobs [.5]     0:1    Kevin J Perrin [.5] 
     5 David Lumsdon   [0]      0:1    Shane Booth    [.5] 
     6 Bas Van Riel    [0]      1:0    Ben Kersten    [0]  
     7 Terence Mills   [0]      0:1    Patrick Cook   [0]Round 3
    Round 3

    Code:
    No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total
     1 Stewart Booth  [1.5]   .5:.5   Mark F Bruere   [2]  
     2 Shane Booth    [1.5]    0:1    Leigh Healey    [1.5]
     3 Kevin J Perrin [1.5]    0:1    Nigel Barrow    [1.5]
     4 Max J Mollard  [1]     .5:.5   Patrick Cook    [1]  
     5 James Watson   [1]      1:0    Bas Van Riel    [1]  
     6 Ben Kersten    [0]      1:0    Rodney M Jacobs [.5] 
     7 Terence Mills  [0]      1:0    David Lumsdon   [0]
    Standings after Round 3:
    Code:
    Place Name             Feder Loc  Club      Score
     1-3  Bruere, Mark F   VIC   1998 Yea       2.5  
          Barrow, Nigel    VIC   1757 Bendigo   2.5  
          Healey, Leigh    VIC   1802 Bendigo   2.5  
     4-5  Booth, Stewart   VIC   2074 Swan Hill 2    
          Watson, James    VIC   1413 Ballarat  2    
     6-9  Perrin, Kevin J  VIC   1541 Ballarat  1.5  
          Cook, Patrick    VIC   1635 Ballarat  1.5  
          Mollard, Max J   VIC   1671 Bendigo   1.5  
          Booth, Shane     VIC   1926 Bendigo   1.5  
    10-12 Van Riel, Bas    VIC   1669 Ballarat  1    
          Mills, Terence   VIC   610  Bendigo   1    
          Kersten, Ben     VIC   1482 Geelong   1    
     13   Jacobs, Rodney M VIC   1629 Ballarat  0.5  
     14   Lumsdon, David   VIC   1719 Bendigo   0
    We're just about to have dinner at the venue - a tradition started last year which was a fun social gathering for players and their partners.

    Rounds 4-6 conclude tomorrow:

    Round 4 pairings
    Code:
    No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total
     1 Mark F Bruere   [2.5]     :     Nigel Barrow   [2.5]
     2 Leigh Healey    [2.5]     :     Stewart Booth  [2]  
     3 Shane Booth     [1.5]     :     James Watson   [2]  
     4 Patrick Cook    [1.5]     :     Kevin J Perrin [1.5]
     5 Bas Van Riel    [1]       :     Max J Mollard  [1.5]
     6 Ben Kersten     [1]       :     Terence Mills  [1]  
     7 Rodney M Jacobs [.5]      :     David Lumsdon  [0]
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    Yeah I'm pleased with my results so far, maybe I can steal some rating points from some more players

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    With none of Victoria's country players rated 2200 FIDE or higher (that I know of) it is possible to get next year's Victorian Country Championship FIDE rated without changing the time control. In 2009 it was possible to get tournaments FIDE rated that were 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move as long as there were no players 2200 FIDE or higher playing. You would need to check with either Kevin or Greg that this is still the case but I would be surprised if this rule has changed.
    There would be great benefits of having this tournament FIDE rated particularly as country players don't have as many opportunities as city players to get FIDE ratings or to improve on them once they have them.
    The Begonia Open had a large increase in entries once they started getting it FIDE rated.

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    Hi Narelle,

    Thanks for your interest in the Victorian Country Chess Championship - we are putting together a survey of the eligible players to see how we might improve the tournament, and while I am not sure that FIDE rating will be the highest priority, it's certainly worth adding to the list of possibilities.

    Back to the tounament report: -

    Round 4 saw Mark Bruere claim the outright lead with a victory over myself (my combination to achieve perpetual check was lacking in perpetuity ).
    Code:
    No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total
     1 Mark F Bruere   [2.5]    1:0    Nigel Barrow   [2.5]
     2 Leigh Healey    [2.5]    0:1    Stewart Booth  [2]  
     3 Shane Booth     [1.5]    1:0    James Watson   [2]  
     4 Patrick Cook    [1.5]   .5:.5   Kevin J Perrin [1.5]
     5 Bas Van Riel    [1]      1:0    Max J Mollard  [1.5]
     6 Ben Kersten     [1]      1:0    Terence Mills  [1]  
     7 Rodney M Jacobs [.5]     1:0    David Lumsdon  [0]
    Round 5 saw Bruere held to a draw by Leigh Healey and the much anticipated battle of the two S.Booths – this time Shane emerged the victor.
    Code:
    No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total
     1 Leigh Healey   [2.5]   .5:.5   Mark F Bruere   [3.5]
     2 Stewart Booth  [3]      0:1    Shane Booth     [2.5]
     3 Nigel Barrow   [2.5]   .5:.5   Patrick Cook    [2]  
     4 Kevin J Perrin [2]      0:1    Bas Van Riel    [2]  
     5 James Watson   [2]     .5:.5   Ben Kersten     [2]  
     6 Terence Mills  [1]      0:1    Rodney M Jacobs [1.5]
     7 David Lumsdon  [0]     .5:.5   Max J Mollard   [1.5]
    Round 6 saw Bas Van Riel win a fascinating struggle with three minor pieces against Leigh Healey’s queen. While a half point from the draw on top board between Shane Booth and Mark Bruere was enough for Bruere to emerge as outright winner.

    Code:
    No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total
    
     1 Mark F Bruere   [4]     .5:.5   Shane Booth    [3.5]
     2 Bas Van Riel    [3]      1:0    Leigh Healey   [3]  
     3 Max J Mollard   [2]      0:1    Stewart Booth  [3]  
     4 Nigel Barrow    [3]      1:0    Terence Mills  [1]  
     5 Rodney M Jacobs [2.5]    1:0    James Watson   [2.5]
     6 Ben Kersten     [2.5]    1:0    Kevin J Perrin [2]  
     7 Patrick Cook    [2.5]   .5:.5   David Lumsdon  [.5]
    So congratulations to Mark Bruere, the 2012 Victorian Country Chess Champion!

    Final Standings:
    Code:
    Place Name             Feder Loc  Club      Score
      1   Bruere, Mark F   VIC   1998 Yea       4.5  
      2   Booth, Stewart   VIC   2074 Swan Hill 4    
      3   Booth, Shane     VIC   1926 Bendigo   4    
      4   Barrow, Nigel    VIC   1757 Bendigo   4    
      5   Van Riel, Bas    VIC   1669 Ballarat  4    
      6   Kersten, Ben     VIC   1482 Geelong   3.5  
      7   Jacobs, Rodney M VIC   1629 Ballarat  3.5  
      8   Healey, Leigh    VIC   1802 Bendigo   3    
      9   Cook, Patrick    VIC   1635 Ballarat  3    
     10   Watson, James    VIC   1413 Ballarat  2.5  
     11   Perrin, Kevin J  VIC   1541 Ballarat  2    
     12   Mollard, Max J   VIC   1671 Bendigo   2    
     13   Mills, Terence   VIC   610  Bendigo   1    
     14   Lumsdon, David   VIC   1719 Bendigo   1

    I’ll aim to do a write up and put up some photos and games on the Bendigo & Ballarat Club websites.
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    Although a bit belately, I very much would like to say how much I have enjoyed playing in this quite quirky tournament. It was a great experience in all respects: its formula of allowing only country Victorian players to participate; hence (perhaps?) resulting in a very relaxed personal atmosphere; its unusual location; but above all the enthusiasm and hospitality of our hosts (Dr.) Stewart and Gay Booth. They pulled all stops out to make the tournament enjoyable for all involved. The highlight being the Saturday evening meal, with delicious pizza’s and wines, and attended by all and their accompanying partners. Similarly, Gay had prepared a special lunch on the following day.
    All of us were offered accommodation in the Alcheria Hostel (owned by Steart and Gay), for a very nominal amount. The Hostel was also the venue of the tournament. I myself stayed another night, because I didn’t want to drive the distance to Ballarat in the night after the tournament was finished. The next morning, I found extra coffee, milk and breakfast, left in the kitchenette by Gay. I can’t remember ever being pampered more during and after a tournament in my life! I am pretty sure that everyone must have felt the same way.

    Stewart Booth, Mark Bruere and Shane Booth were the favourites at the start in that order. Somehow, Stewart was not his usual self having great trouble converting his authority into winning positions. After draws against Mark and Nigel Barrow he overlooked a knight check against the ‘other’ S.Booth, whereby losing his queen. Mark Bruere played rock-solid chess, and was never in danger of losing a game. After three draws, he deservedly won the tournament outright on 4.5/6. Equal second on 4/6 finished the two Booths, Nigel and myself. I sneaked up by beating Leigh Healey in the last round in an exciting game, where I had three pieces for a queen.
    At the closing ceremony, Nigel Barrow, who was a very efficient and competent DOP announced that the Ballarat versus Bendigo battle had finished in a surprising 15-15 final score. Surprising given the fact that Bendigo not only had 6 participants against Ballarat 5, but that five of its players were higher rated than the top-rated Ballarat player.


    Event: 2012 Country Vic, Swan Hill
    Site: ?
    Date: 2012.10.06
    Round: ?
    White: Bas van Riel, round 6
    Black: Leigh Healey
    Result: 1-0
    ECO: E86
    WhiteElo: 1669
    BlackElo: 1802
    PlyCount: 53
    EventDate: 2012.??.??
    TimeControl: 240+2

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    Yes our hosts defiantly went beyond the call of duty in their hospitality.

    It was a strong tournament, so much in fact that every ballarat player was in the reserves

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    Congratulations to victor mark and all involved in the tournament organisation. Kudos to EE for both DOP'ing and playing!
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    A brief write up and some photos now available on the Ballarat Club Website:
    http://www.ballaratchess.com/vrcl/vevents12.htm
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