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    The Junior GP has resumed. We had a total of 17 players at the club rooms this morning from Agnes Water to Maryborough. The results were close.
    3 way tie 1st
    Mitchell Whitaker 5/6 from Aldridge SHS
    Min Sussens 5/6 from St Lukes
    Bohdi Rasmussen 5/6 from Agnes Waters

    3 way tie for 2nd
    Ewan Kenway 4/6 Norville
    Callum Macann 4/6
    Lachlan Gatto 4/6 Norville

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    Obviously I should have said that there was a three way tie for first and a three way tie for fourth.

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    Well not too bad a year. Our club championship went ahead with visitors from down south. Thank you Mark and Tony. Our open weekender was well received at our new venue. Thank you St Luke's.

    We are now closed until Jan 13 and our children's GP will resume on Feb 28.

    Merry Christmas to all

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    Bundaberg Chess has returned from aestivation and is open on Wednesday nights from 1800. Look forward to seeing you there.

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    Bargara has also restarted on a Tuesday night from 1830. The venue is the Bargara Golf Club.

    The Bundaberg Open will be held on 21st and 22nd August. I am opening a new thread for information on this exciting event.

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    Well, the schools are back in action. Gardiner Chess ran the first round of the Wide Bay North division of the Inter Schools competition. Bundaberg State High took out the seniors; and Avoca SS the juniors. Brenton McHale (BSH) picket fenced the Seniors and Shaurya Jain (Avoca SS) did the same in the juniors.
    In the first of the year's Children's Sunday GP which was keenly contested by 19 players over 6 rounds. Avoca’s Shaurya Jain won all his games in stylish fashion.
    The placings were –
    1st 6/6 Shauyra
    2nd 5/6 Riley
    =3rd 4/6 Min, Mitchell, Daniel, Callum

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    First the good news. The results from last Sunday's Children's GP.

    1st Shaurya Jain 6/6
    2nd Scott Rosenberger 4.5/6
    A 4 way tie for 3rd on 4/6
    Callum Macann
    Ewan Kenway
    Oliver Martin
    Ricky Morey

    Most interesting game - Jacob Drew and Ewan Kenway.

    Now the bad news; due to the COVID lockdown there will be no chess on March 31st. I will keep readers updated.

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    Good news. The club will be reopening Wednesday with a party. It will be a BYO mask party.

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    The club will again be open this Wednesday. Dress code remains mask.
    The Children' GP will be held on 18th May due to ANZAC day being the last Sunday of the month. Non-parents or siblings must be club members and have a Blue Card.

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    The children's GP continues. The result of the May round are as follows
    Results:-
    1st Shaurya Jain 6/6
    2nd Riley Newbold 5/6
    3rd Riley Lockyer 4/6
    Callum Macann 4/6

    The interesting game prize was not awarded this time. Special mention of the game between Shaurya Jain and Riley Newbold, though - very close, game was even for majority of the game, Shaurya only won in the end game.

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    President’s Report to the Bundaberg Chess Club AGM 2021
    Another year crippled and constrained by COVID. However we do still have a hard core membership that attends, religiously, on a Wednesday evening for our regular social/lightning evenings. Our outreach program helped stage a tournament at Rainbow Beach, which was well received. Unfortunately on the home front Bargara branch is looking for a new home.
    Financially we are sound under the stewardship of Elizabeth Harris. We have heard her report.
    I am lucky to have such a supportive and experienced committee to rely on.
    Some of the Queensland interschool’s was lost but Avoca and Bundaberg State High will be representing the region in Brisbane next month. Both of these schools have coaching input from the club and this is our light at the end of the tunnel. Our championing of junior chess is the one thing that has continued unabated in this trying year with the tireless contributions of John and Elizabeth Harris with their Sunday Children’s Grand Prix.
    After last year’s Open, the only Open played outside the South East, which was won by Brodie McClymont;, we had plans to stage two tournaments this year at St Luke’s. As the old joke goes – How do you make G-d laugh? – Make plans. We have deferred the Open to our second date in November, cancelling the proposed Bundaberg Classic. We are fortunate to have good local sponsors in Bundaberg. We, also, have an educational grant from the Bundaberg Regional Council for a Masterclass and Simul to precede this event.
    It is unprecedented that I have not said unprecedented so here it is.

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    Wide Bay Intershools Chess at Avoca 19th October 2021

    On Tuesday 19th October Avoca State school kindly hosted the annual Bundaberg Chess Club Wide Bay Interschool competition. From Bundaberg and Fraser Coast 102 primary students from 10 schools and 50 senior students from 7 schools gathered together to enjoy the pleasures of the game.
    The senior’s school trophy was won by Bundaberg State High School with their team of Riley Newbold, Brenton Hale, Reece Buckholz and Fletcher Christian on 20 with a clear 4 point margin. This is the team that represented Wide Bay North in the state school finals in Brisbane. Second place was shared by St Luke’s 1 Marko Puusaari, Nelson Brown, Calvin Vickers and Joshua Lee; and Shalom Black Callum Macann, Khan Ashmore, Jacob Werchon and Waylen Hu, with St Luke’s taking the silver medal on tie-break.
    The individual gold medal went to Riley Newbold (BSHS) with 6/6 on tiebreak from Brenton McHale also from BSHS. Third place went to Marko Puusaari on 5/6 again in a tie break; all the good players in a close pack with only the tiebreak system to separate them. The individual female prize went to Emily Rosenberger.

    In the primary section the winning school was Avoca with 20.5. They had also been to Brisbane as our representatives. Clustered on 16.5 were Riverside Christian College, Norville and St Luke’s who just missed the podium on tiebreak.
    The individual winner was Shaurya Jain, his brother Nirvaan followed closely in second. Third spot was shared by Lance Dixon, Harrison Dart and Isaac Parker with Lance taking bronze on tiebreak. The best female prize went to Kiara Carruthers.

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    Please remember the Bundaberg Open on 27/28 November at St Luke's. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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    The latest round of the Junior's GP took place today. The results are as follows.
    18 players attended.

    1st Shaurya Jain 6/6
    5 way tie for 2nd prize
    Mitchell Whitaker 4/6
    Callum Macaan 4/6
    Fletcher Churchill 4/6
    Scott Rosenberger 4/6
    Riley Newbold 4/6

    Most interesting game - Emily Rosenberger and Jaden Holzheimer

    So the winner of our interschool championship Primary division triumphed over our Senior champion. The future looks good for Bundaberg chess.

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    Bundaberg Chess Festival Weekend
    Yet again this year Bundaberg Chess Club is staging the only Open Weekender outside the South East quadrant. We have had great help from Bundaberg Regional Council and other sponsors. The Bundaberg chess festival started on Friday 26th with a day of teaching for local students by British Grandmaster Daniel Fernandez. The morning session was staged at Avoca State School. This school was Wide Bay’s representative in the Primary division of the Gardiner Chess Queensland interschool tournament finishing as the second placed regional school. Shalom College hosted the seniors session and the day wrapped up with a presentation at St Luke’s which was followed by a simultaneous contest where Daniel Fernandez played 19 games at the same time, not losing any with three draws against Benjamin Leong, Timothy Harris and Paul Summers.
    The Bundaberg Open Weekender was opened at 1115 on the Saturday morning by the local member for Bundaberg, Tom Smith. The Open is contested over 6 rounds, with games lasting up to two and a half hours. 32 players did battle for the trophy including the visiting Grandmaster and two other Queensland International Masters. This was a very high class field for a regional event. The tournament is run as a Swiss system with winners playing winners, and losers playing losers, in the subsequent rounds, so the field stratifies out to provide a clear winner.
    The weather got into the act on Sunday with flooding preventing one player finishing the weekend. On the boards – Round 4 board 1 gave us a superb game between GM Daniel Fernandez and IM Stephen Solomon involving the Reti opening which the GM has written a book on but the IM was prepared; Stephen Solomon eventually losing on time. The tournament ended with a 5˝/6 victory performance from the GM although it was not all easy sailing. Five people tied for second place including IM’s Stephen Solomon and Brodie McClymont, local Ranga Mashamhanda and juniors Byron Morris and Benjamin Leong; all on 4˝ points.

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