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    Bundaberg Chess

    Having successfully staged two weekenders last year; we hope to repeat the feat this year. Further details of upcoming competitions will be posted here on Chess Chat, as well as on the CAQ website, in the coming months along with other chess events in our district.

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    Our junior Grand prix starts this month. The dates for the year are 23/02/2020, 29/03/2020, 26/04/2020, 31/05/2020, 26/07/2020, 30/08/2020, 25/10/2020 and the final round will be on 29/11/2020. We look forward to seeing some new faces from the Wide bay area.

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    The first round of our Children's GP was held last weekend. 15 players attended.
    One player came from Gladstone for the first time because of the information e-mailed to school chess coordinators; as well as 4 players from Hervey Bay/Maryborough.
    Thr results were
    1st Sarah Knight 6/6, picket fence
    2nd Joel Knight 5/6, lost on time to his sister Sarah.
    3 way tie for 3rd 4/6 Lucas Bern, Jaden Holzheimer, Ewan Kenway.
    Most interesting game prize - Callum Macann and Lalit Gudimetla

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    Gardiner Chess came to town for the Wide Bay North Term 1. This event was held at Walkervale State School on Wednesday 11/3/20 attracting 111 contestants, 49 in the High School section and 62 in the Primary; this was a new record for a first term tournament. Schools in the district fielded teams of four students. After seven intense rounds, top placings in the team awards were –
    High Schools Division
    First Shalom College 21.5
    Second Bundaberg SHS 20
    Third St Luke’s Anglican College 16.5
    Primary Schools Division
    First St Luke’s Anglican College 22
    Second Norville SS 1 19.5
    Third Norville SS 2 19
    There were some fine individual performances. Bundaberg SHS student Joshua Howard turned in a remarkable effort. He won all seven of his games. In the primary schools section, placings were determined by computer after three players each finished with six wins. Top placings in the individual awards were –
    High Schools Section
    First Joshua Howard Bundaberg SHS 7
    Second Patrick Maher Shalom 6
    Third Nicholas Whitelum Shalom 6
    Primary Schools Section
    First Scott Rosenberger Norville 6
    Second Ewan Kenway Norville 6
    Third Joshua Lee St Luke’s 6
    The next of these tournaments, The Wide Bay North Term Two, will be held at Avoca State School on Tuesday 19/5/20.
    Our thanks to Shaun and Sam

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    Unfortunately along with the rest of Queensland we have suspended club activities for the foreseeable future. We may even have to learn to "nop" instead of shaking hands before a game.

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    Will this mean offering your elbow as a gesture of resignation?
    Last edited by shadowshooter; 16-03-2020 at 12:33 PM.

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    Surely the winner should be giving his/her opponent the elbow. Kowtowing should be sufficient from the resignee.

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    As the year progresses and more and more tournaments have to be cancelled I suspect that our Open in August will bite the dust as well. Hopefully our second tournament, which is scheduled for 21/22 November may yet survive.

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