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    14th / 15th of May - 2022 Fernvale (almost) Winter Weekend of Chess

    Sunshine Chess Academy & Ascend Learning presents…

    The Fernvale (almost)Winter Junior Weekend of Chess
    What: Two (2) exciting Chess tournaments for keen young Chess-players
    Where: Fernvale State School
    When: Saturday (14th of May) and Sunday (15th of May)

    The Fernvale (almost) Winter 1-day event
    What: 9-round (more if possible) Swiss draw competition (A/15)
    Who: open to all junior players
    Where: Fernvale State School
    When: Sunday 15th of May (not Saturday)
    Entry: $20 (paid in advance - no entries taken
    on the day)
    Prizes: Trophies 1st 2nd & 3rd and
    Chess prizes for Top 3 rating improvers/
    best performance ratings
    Details: DOP - Geoff Butler
    ½ point byes available for first 3 rounds
    Games will be QJ Rated
    Schedule:
    Round 1 - 9 30am
    Round 2 - 10 15
    Round 3 - 11am
    Round 4 - 11.45am
    Round 5 - 12 45
    Round 6 - 1.30pm
    Round 7 - 2.15pm
    Round 8 - 3pm
    Round 9 - 3.45pm
    Prizegiving - 4.30pm (approx.)
    Purpose: provide an enjoyable Chess experience

    The Fernvale (almost) Winter Weekender
    What: 7-round Swiss draw competition
    A/60 + 10/sec
    Who: All junior players Rated 700+
    Where: Fernvale State School
    When: Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th of May
    Entry: $40 (paid in advance - no entries taken
    on the day)
    Prizes: Trophies 1st 2nd 3rd and
    Chess prizes for Top 3 rating improvers
    Details: DOP - Geoff Butler
    ½ point byes available for first 2 rounds
    Games will be QJ Rated
    Schedule:
    Round 1- 9am Saturday
    Round 2 - 11.30am
    Round 3 - 20m
    Round 4 - 4.30pm
    Round 5 - 9am Sunday
    Round 6 - 11.30am
    Round 7 - 1pm
    Prizegiving - 3.30pm (approx.)

    Purpose: provide an opportunity for young
    for young Chess players
    players to experience or to practise playing at
    longer (State Finals) time controls.

    To register, please visit the Facebook page of Sunshine Chess Academy and fill out the online
    form.….. or type the following into your browser: https://forms.gle/fheyxZAmhYWmQwLj&
    Important: * Please note: Full refunds or the offer of advance entry to next event will be given if
    event cancelled. * The events will be run according to current COVID measures: social-distancing
    will be in place and hand-sanitiser will be available and use is expected on each and every entry to
    the Playing Areas.
    Any queries regarding either of the two competitions, please contact Geoff Butler by email at
    sunshinechessacademy/@outlook.com.au (preferred) or through FB Sunshine Chess Academy or
    0420 307 332 (leave a message).

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    Had some issues with registration… thank you to those who contacted me to let me know. Hopefully this link will work!

    https://forms.gle/45ie1bCNKys13DAa6

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    Will this still be going ahead if an election is called for 14th May?
    FA Andrew Hardegen
    Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Perth)
    www.southernsuburbschessclub.org.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Hardegen View Post
    Will this still be going ahead if an election is called for 14th May?
    Fortunately that won't be happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Fortunately that won't be happening.
    If my understanding is correct, 33 days notice is required? This would mean that the latest possible date for calling a 14th May election should be tomorrow (Monday 11th April).

    Edit: So it is indeed 21st May. Evidently I missed that piece of news.
    Last edited by Andrew Hardegen; 10-04-2022 at 06:33 PM.
    FA Andrew Hardegen
    Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Perth)
    www.southernsuburbschessclub.org.au

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    Greetings all!
    A couple of weeks to go until our latest event and we absolutely delighted to announce that…

    …our regular ‘friends of Fernvale Chess’, FM Dusan Stojic and WIM Alex Jule will be joining us again at some stage during the weekend to inspire, encourage and assist the children by going through their games with them. We are so fortunate to have such fine players and positive role models visiting us out in the country!

    Enter below… please note that the day of the 1-day event (usually Saturday), has been changed to Sunday to assist players with Saturday sport commitments.
    We look forward to seeing your child(ren) at Fernvale on the weekend of May 14/15.

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    Again… for the second time in a row!!! ��

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    CANCELLATION AND POSTPONEMENT NOTICE

    We are extremely disappointed to announce that the (almost) Winter Weekend of Chess will NOT be going ahead tomorrow and Sunday due to the existing and future probable flooding in the region. Currently most of the secondary roads in and around Fernvale are cut and some of the major highways also, with a projected 200-400ml of rain due today in the Lockyer Valley. Much of the rain falling between the Range at Toowoomba and Brisbane flows through the Fernvale local area. Safety considerations must come first. Currently the venue (Fernvale SS) is being set up as a regional evacuation centre! (Again). Unbelievable…

    We have rescheduled the Weekend of Chess to a fortnight away… Saturday 28th of May and Sunday 29th. Next weekend was not possible due to the elections at the school and also not wishing to clash with the Toowoomba event where many of the children will be playing.

    We do thank you for your understanding… it is not a decision lightly made.
    Could we please ask that if your child(ren) will be playing in a fortnight, to let me know through this page or privately… and of course, as usual, a FULL refund is available for those who can’t make it. Alternatively, I am happy to hold your entry as credit for the next event. Please let me know. Any queries regarding this announcement, please feel free to contact me.

    Kind regards to all,
    Geoff

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    Well, at least the two week postponement gives a chance for those children who couldn’t have played this weekend to play in a fortnight! ��

    We are hoping to see some more awesome young Chess players from around SEQ come and challenge the ‘Fernvale Fab Four’ of Jason, Oliver, Sam and Jack in the Weekend event… and the One Day event is wide open with a QJ rating cap of 700 and over 20 keen players already entered.

    Could NOBODY please pray for rain on this weekend?! ��
    Any queries, please contact me through this page.

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    The (almost) Winter Weekend of Chess at Fernvale was held this weekend at the safe, quiet, spacious venue of the Fernvale State School. We thank the school for their continued support of Chess and the use of their spaces.

    In the Weekend event, top seed Jason L stumbled against a determined Oliver S and Oliver never let his guard down to defeat all-comers for a fine picket fence score of 7/7. The prizes were awarded as follows:
    1st Trophy - Oliver S 7/7
    2nd Trophy - Jason L 6/7
    3rd Trophy (TB) Avaneesh P 4.5/7

    Most Improved Medal + voucher for either free entry to next event OR free Chess lesson with Mr Butler - Abbie G (+15)
    Most Improved voucher - Kayden L (+14)
    Most Improved voucher - Hamsini D (+12)

    A big congratulations to all those players… and all the other children who played every game with fine sporting spirit. (16 players)

    The One-Day event, like the Weekender, saw the second seed Ruhan B dominate throughout the competition with a fine score of 10.5/11. Although he was somewhat fortunate to score two of his points, he demonstrated great application at the board and really, was a class above the field.
    The prizes went to:
    1st Trophy - Ruhan B (10.5/11)
    2nd Trophy - Mirabelle L (9/11TB)
    3rd Trophy - Elisabelle L (9/11)

    Most Improved Medal and voucher for free entry into next event - Sanvi K (+20)
    Most improved voucher - Aarav K (+14)
    Most Improved voucher - Isaac T (+12)

    A great day of Chess… we promised 9 rounds, but there was time and the players voted to play more… so we managed to fit in 11! Some tired (but happy) little people at the end of the day! It was a very easy day to run as the children were so polite and kind to each other… some new friendships were made. (26 players)

    We would like to thank our ‘friends of Fernvale’ WIM Alex Jule and FM Dusan Stojic who again gave generously of their time for the benefit of the children by going through their games and generally inspiring them to aim higher. How lucky are we?! Also, we thank Ted Carter and ASCEND Learning for their support to run the events.
    Until next time!

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