Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 72
  1. #46
    CC FIDE Master James Peirce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The Isle of Tasmania
    Posts
    607
    The Tasmanian Rapid Championships are being held on the 26th and 27th July (weekend of first week back from school holidays) at the Adult Education Centre Devonport
    Time Control 25mins+10 seconds
    3 rounds Saturday 4 rounds Sunday
    Lightning Saturday night
    Cash Entry, Book Prizes all funds going to TCA

    Chocolate Winterfest chess tournament at Latrobe is on again this year 10th August Lightning 2pm start
    (Will get more details on both tournaments as soon as possible)
    Luck has the peculiar habit of favouring those who don't rely on it!-Anonymous
    Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small mind discuss people.-Anonymous
    He who dares, wins.-SAS motto

  2. #47
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,719
    The Tasmanian Rapid Championships is an inaugural title. A previous attempt to organise an Allegro Championships in the late 80s did not get off the ground.

  3. #48
    CC Grandmaster Tony Dowden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    2,523
    So what happened?
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "Best by test" (on 1.e4) - Bobby Fischer

  4. #49
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,719
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden View Post
    So what happened?
    There is a thread on it here:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ort-July-26-27

  5. #50
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,765
    I saw the following passage in one of the chess articles:

    "Charles Frederick L’Oste (1828-1935). Died at age 106. When he was 101 and still playing chess in Tasmania in 1930. "
    Sounds truly impressive! Any records of his chess activity in Tassie?
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

  6. #51
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post

    "Charles Frederick L’Oste (1828-1935). Died at age 106. When he was 101 and still playing chess in Tasmania in 1930. "
    Sounds truly impressive! Any records of his chess activity in Tassie?
    I've forwarded your query to Neville Ledger, who has written an 8 volume history of Tasmanian chess
    - Bill Kerr

  7. #52
    CC Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8
    Re Charles Frederick L'Oste: his son, J. B. L'Oste, composed some problems published in The Australasian in the 1880s but C. F. L'Oste doesn't seem to have been a club player in Tasmania. The Reverend L'Oste's parishes were well away from chess centres and in 1930 he was living at St Helens which didn't have a chess club. An article on his 100th birthday attributed his long life to being a bachelor and smoking a pipe! It referred to his still completing crossword puzzles but said nothing about chess.

  8. #53
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,765
    Quote Originally Posted by pwa View Post
    Re Charles Frederick L'Oste: his son, J. B. L'Oste, composed some problems published in The Australasian in the 1880s but C. F. L'Oste doesn't seem to have been a club player in Tasmania. The Reverend L'Oste's parishes were well away from chess centres and in 1930 he was living at St Helens which didn't have a chess club. An article on his 100th birthday attributed his long life to being a bachelor and smoking a pipe! It referred to his still completing crossword puzzles but said nothing about chess.
    Well may be the chess article got it wrong..and confused his chess activities..with his son's
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

  9. #54

  10. #55
    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    17,211
    Is there another title to add yet?
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

  11. #56
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,719
    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Is there another title to add yet?
    Way ahead of you on that one. See bottom of #1 (though I just had to reformat it).

  12. #57
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,719
    Records updated. As I have a habit of tying for first in the Open having now done so seven times I thought I would check how many of those I would have won on the standard countback we use here (M Buch/Buch/Prog):

    1997: Won outright
    2003: Won outright
    2005: Yes
    2006: Won outright
    2007: No, Tony Dowden was ahead on countback
    2008: No, Neil Markovitz was ahead on countback
    2009: Yes
    2011: Yes
    2012: No, Russell Horton was ahead on countback
    2016: Yes
    2018: Won outright
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 11-06-2018 at 09:03 PM.

  13. #58
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,719
    Records updated.

    In a sure sign that the last days are upon us the TCA has approved the creation of a Tasmanian Transfer Championship, to be held for the first time later this year. In so doing the TCA has agreed explicitly that this is not a "chess championship" and the winners are not to be called "state chess champions".

  14. #59
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    998
    I didn't think we had the power to confer the title of Tasmanian Transfer Chess Champion, given the following: (from the TCA Constitution)

    The powers and duties of the TCA shall be:

    (a) to arrange, regulate and control all tournaments and/or matches required in order to award the title of Tasmanian Chess Champion in Classical, Rapid, and Blitz time controls.

  15. #60
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    37,719
    Quote Originally Posted by idledim View Post
    I didn't think we had the power to confer the title of Tasmanian Transfer Chess Champion, given the following: (from the TCA Constitution)

    The powers and duties of the TCA shall be:

    (a) to arrange, regulate and control all tournaments and/or matches required in order to award the title of Tasmanian Chess Champion in Classical, Rapid, and Blitz time controls.
    I'd consider it to be a "such other things thought necessary or desirable to the interests of the game of chess within Tasmania." (2e - transfer is not chess but allegedly increases interest in chess) though I would personally lose no sleep whatsoever if the thing was disallowed.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 14-06-2016 at 07:28 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My Chess Reading Schedule, please critique
    By KentDMc in forum Chess Training
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 01-02-2013, 06:07 PM
  2. Stinginess of Chess Players
    By Paul S in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 24-04-2008, 09:48 PM
  3. The ACF and Chess Chat: Partners
    By PHAT in forum General Chess Chat
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 24-03-2006, 08:18 PM
  4. The Cordover Primary Schools Championships of Victoria
    By Bereaved in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 400
    Last Post: 13-11-2005, 03:27 PM
  5. Australian Clubs Team Champions
    By chesslover in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 85
    Last Post: 26-02-2004, 06:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •