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Brian_Jones
17-02-2015, 09:12 AM
Entries are invited for the Correspondence Chess League of Australia (CCLA) 2015 Major Tournaments due to start on the webserver in March 2015 as follows:

36th Australian Championship
2015 Australian Reserve Championship
2015 Australian Ladies Championship
2015 Australian Junior (U21) Championship
2015 Australian Seniors (60+) Championship
2015 State Championships

Enter online at http://www.ccla.net.au/

New members can join at http:/www.iccf.com/

For more information contact Brian Jones at brian@chessaustralia.com.au (copy to baj30462@gmail.com)

Davidflude
22-02-2015, 11:10 AM
My entry will go in over the next few days. I have a very solid performance in this years Championship. I expect to finish with a high placing.

Davidflude
26-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Entries close at end of February which is tomorrow. You still have time to enter on-line.

My entry is in.

Brian_Jones
26-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Entries close at end of February which is tomorrow. You still have time to enter on-line.

My entry is in.

The February 2015 edition of ACCQ magazine will be posted out next week.

Entries for the 2015 Australian Championship and other Major events will be accepted until mid-March but we hope to get underway by the end of March.

Davidflude
27-02-2015, 08:51 AM
I look forward to the magazine. I put together some hints for David Smerdon on playing correspondence chess which I reworked for the magazine. He has started playing for Australia in our match against Germany against Correspondence GM Wolfgang Fischer.

Hasimir
28-03-2015, 04:47 PM
Entries are invited for the Correspondence Chess League of Australia (CCLA) 2015 Major Tournaments due to start on the webserver in March 2015 as follows:

36th Australian Championship

*cough* 37th *cough*

Brian_Jones
22-07-2015, 08:35 AM
The draw for the 10th Ladies Correspondence Chess Olympiad has been published at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=54041

The Australian team is:

1. 30091 LGM Carmelita Henri 2309
2. 30619 Nancy Lane 2041
3. 30648 Shannon Oliver 1945 (FIDE)
4. 30627 Elsa Yueh 1615 (FIDE)

Adamski
22-07-2015, 09:34 AM
Best wishes to the Aussie team.

MichaelBaron
22-07-2015, 06:14 PM
The draw for the 10th Ladies Correspondence Chess Olympiad has been published at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=54041

The Australian team is:

1. 30091 LGM Carmelita Henri 2309
2. 30619 Nancy Lane 2041
3. 30648 Shannon Oliver 1945 (FIDE)
4. 30627 Elsa Yueh 1615 (FIDE)

Usually older people play correspondence but I noticed that the Auzzie team has a couple of young players. Also, did not realize we had a 2309 rated WGM here in Aus!

MichaelBaron
22-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Great story about the WGM finding love via postal chess : http://romancepostal.blogspot.com.au/2009_04_01_archive.html :clap:

Btw, has she ever played OTB? 2309 correspondence rating means she is a great correspondence player!

ElevatorEscapee
24-07-2015, 09:15 PM
Thanks Michael, there were some enjoyable reads on the link you posted, but I didn't manage to find the story you seemed to be referring to... would you please double check the link? :)

MichaelBaron
26-07-2015, 12:50 AM
Thanks Michael, there were some enjoyable reads on the link you posted, but I didn't manage to find the story you seemed to be referring to... would you please double check the link? :)

It is a story about husband and wife playing postal chess against each other...it is there. Btw, does her name ring a bell?

ER
26-07-2015, 02:00 AM
It is a story about husband and wife playing postal chess against each other (...)
what a great idea, leaving the moves on the kitchen table and saving on postage! :P also works when not on speaking terms! :P :P :)

Kevin Bonham
26-07-2015, 08:49 PM
It is a story about husband and wife playing postal chess against each other...it is there. Btw, does her name ring a bell?

Yes. I don't believe I've ever met Carmelita (and don't know anything about her playing OTB) but I have seen her name, and James (S. J. Henri) was Tasmanian OTB state champion four times in the late 1970s.

Henri vs Henri is here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1702813

antichrist
27-07-2015, 09:25 AM
Yes. I don't believe I've ever met Carmelita (and don't know anything about her playing OTB) but I have seen her name, and James (S. J. Henri) was Tasmanian OTB state champion four times in the late 1970s.

Henri vs Henri is here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1702813

at a guess Carmelita could be a Filipina name

ER
28-07-2015, 01:18 AM
(...) Btw, does her name ring a bell?

I, recently, read an FM Bill Jordan's article (*) in regards to certain very strong players' participation in Correspondence Chess under assumed names some decades ago.
I am not going to elaborate any further, apart from saying that I wouldn't really pay too much attention as to who was who in that noble form of chessic activity in the 70s or early 80s!
I am sure Bill is always willing to share a yarn from the old days, when brilliancy and talent combined with that inherent larrikin spirit helped to constitute what Aussie chess reality is about today!
I am also sure that Bill, being an indispensable part of this tradition should one day publish his plethora of anecdotal reminiscences in a printed or e-book form.
Combined with his excellent pieces of practical as well as entertaining and extremely useful advice to Chess players of all levels such publication would certainly sell well!
(*) I have a collection of those articles somewhere but again it's up to Bill to reveal publication, article title etc! :)

Davidflude
28-07-2015, 04:54 PM
Yes. I don't believe I've ever met Carmelita (and don't know anything about her playing OTB) but I have seen her name, and James (S. J. Henri) was Tasmanian OTB state champion four times in the late 1970s.

O I played both Henri and Carmelita in last years championship. O am playing carmelia again this year. I cannot comment on the game which is still in progress. Visitirs may be able to view is at the ICCF web site.

RiverHollow
15-08-2015, 12:29 PM
Are the tournament ICCF rated? Are the games centaur chess?