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blackbishop
19-03-2021, 06:43 AM
Capital Chess. A Brief History of the CANBERRA CHESS CLUB until 1954

by Denis Jessop February 2012.

“Sometime President of the Canberra Chess club, ACT Chess Association and Australian Chess Federation.”


http://www.canberrachessclub.com/documents/history/Capital%20Chess%20-%20Canberra%20Chess%20Club%20to%201954.pdf

http://www.canberrachessclub.com/

blackbishop
07-04-2021, 12:37 PM
Chess Express by Shaun Press.

http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/

MichaelBaron
07-04-2021, 10:05 PM
Chess Express by Shaun Press.

http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/

Not sure how this years results belong to the ''chess history'' thread though.

Bill Gletsos
07-04-2021, 10:22 PM
Chess Express by Shaun Press.

http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/
That link will be useless in a week or two.

blackbishop
08-04-2021, 08:08 AM
Not sure how this years results belong to the ''chess history'' thread though.

Although there is a lot on the net about pre-tournament information for the 2021 Doeberl Cup, we could not initially find basic information about the final result. As there are few remaining chess columns or Australian Chess magazines, online sources are needed to record these events for future reference. Chess Chat, was not helpful in this case, although it often has cross tables etc for chess tournaments.

I looked on the ACT Association’s web site and found Chess Express which had the basic results and a link to a site with all the information. Shaun Press archives his blog, so hopefully this information will persist.

Patrick Byrom
08-04-2021, 12:41 PM
Although there is a lot on the net about pre-tournament information for the 2021 Doeberl Cup, we could not initially find basic information about the final result. As there are few remaining chess columns or Australian Chess magazines, online sources are needed to record these events for future reference. Chess Chat, was not helpful in this case, although it often has cross tables etc for chess tournaments. I looked on the ACT Association’s web site and found Chess Express which had the basic results and a link to a site with all the information. Shaun Press archives his blog, so hopefully this information will persist.I think Bill's point was that you were linking to the blog itself, not a specific post about Doeberl. Several years from now, that post will be difficult to find on the blog.

Why not link directly to the Doeberl website here (https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/). And anybody interested in the history of the event would probably also be interested in Bill Egan's book (https://www.amazon.com/Doeberl-Cup-Fifty-Australian-History/dp/0646571400/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389845628&sr=1-1), which covers the event in detail up to 2012.

blackbishop
08-04-2021, 01:34 PM
I think that both sites are great. The Shaun Press Blog is well organized. You can select any year from 2021 to 2007 then select any month within that year. If you wanted to know about the Doeberl Cup you would select April. There are four articles for Doeberl 2021, one for each day.

In 2007 for example:

"Monday, 9 April 2007
O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 4
GM Ian Rogers wins another Doeberl Cup! He defeated GM Victor Mikhalevski in the final round to end up sole leader on 6/7. In equal second were a trio of Australian IM's in the shape of Gary Lane, David Smerdon and Stepehen Solomon, all on 5.5.
The excellent result by the Australian players is a good omen for the Sydney International Open which starts tomorrow at Parramatta Town Hall.
Various visiting GM's finished in a tie for 5th place, along with a couple of other Australians. The full results for all the tournament can be found at Ian Rout's page.

From a local point of view (both in terms of Canberra and Australia) one of the more outstanding results was achieved by Junta Ikeda. He had a draw with GM Dejan Antic, a win over GM Tejas Bakre and his final round win over FM Goldenberg left him with a score good enough for an IM norm, if only they counted in 7 round events. Sadly they don't (except for a couple of limited exceptions) and consequently he misses out. However the fact that a number of players played enough OS and titled opponents to reach various IM category fields means that the organisers are strongly considering holding the 2008 Premier as a 9 round norm tournament.

I'll certainly do more tournament reports over the next few days but I would just like to thank a number of hard workers for the moment. Paul Dunn for organising the whole event. My fellow arbiters Dr Charles Zworestiene and Simon Mitchell (Simon's first Doeberl!). Shun Ikeda for manning the desk and organising the other helpers. Jenny Mason, Agus Setiabudi and Jenni Oliver for collecting results, organising scoresheets, handing out chocolates etc. And finally Ian Hosking and Aiden Lloyd who came down on the first morning to help set up, even when neither was able to play in the tournament. Without the help of all these people the tournament wouldn't have been the success it was.

Posted by Shaun Press at 17:56"

Bill Gletsos
08-04-2021, 05:31 PM
I think that both sites are great. The Shaun Press Blog is well organized. You can select any year from 2021 to 2007 then select any month within that year. If you wanted to know about the Doeberl Cup you would select April. There are four articles for Doeberl 2021, one for each day.Yes but there is nothing in your post above to suggest that the person going to Shaun’s blog needs to search for his Doeberl Cup postings.
As such your above post purporting to be about the Doeberl Cup of is fairly useless.

blackbishop
09-04-2021, 07:04 AM
You have me there Bill. On another matter, would you be able to provide an updated photograph of your good self to replace the one in the KM File?

blackbishop
14-06-2021, 06:45 PM
Alana is an International Arbiter, and Women’s Fide Master. She is an active player and organiser of senior and junior chess events in Canberra.

Photo of Alana Chibnall and Keong Ang
https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/21617546329

Alana and Junta Ikeda at the Doeberl Cup 2015.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6069708/kings-and-queens-to-work-hard-for-their-masters-at-doeberl-cup-chess-tournament-in-canberra-at-easter/


Web site created by Alana on StreetChess in Canberra.
http://www.streetchess.net/about.html

Alana’s Twitter Account.

https://twitter.com/alanachibnall?lang=en

blackbishop
08-07-2021, 08:51 AM
George Stern reports ominous news in the Canberra Times of 1982.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/126870540?searchTerm=chess

blackbishop
12-07-2021, 08:50 AM
Photos of the winner John Purdy, with Cecil Purdy, Frank Crowl, Bill Geus and Frank Hutchings.


The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Fri 17 May 1963
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131718801?searchTerm=Chess%20Doeberl


The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Tue 11 Jun 1963
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131722833?searchTerm=Chess%20Doeberl


The Harmony Chess Club was still going in 1965. Presumably, Harmony Chess was played at the Harmony Chess club.


The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thu 14 Jan 1965
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/105823319?searchTerm=Harmony%20Chess%20Club

Bill Egan, wrote the book on the history of the Doeberl Cup.

blackbishop
13-07-2021, 06:08 PM
Born in Vienna, George Stern was a leading member of the Civic or Woden Valley Chess Club, several times ACTCA President and a co-organiser of the Doeberl Cup for many years in the 1960s to 1980s.

George was an author and, “Consultant lecturer in Linguistics, Centre for Continuing Education, The Australian National University”. He also lectured in Classical Hebrew at the ANU.

For around twenty years, from 1970 to 1990 he wrote the chess column in the Canberra Times. Below is his weekly column for 1970.


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blackbishop
13-07-2021, 06:28 PM
Chess by GM Ian Rogers in the Financial Revue. April, 1988.

GM Larry Christiansen won the event with GM Edouard Gufeld coming second.


https://www.afr.com/politics/chess-19880408-k2qfe

blackbishop
14-07-2021, 05:44 PM
Tony Wiedenhofer and Dr Thomas Mautner; some of their history and contributions to chess.


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blackbishop
15-07-2021, 10:41 AM
David Ferris was ACT Chess Champion in 1982 and represented Australia at the Thessaloniki Olympiad in 1984. He played in the Australian Championships in Adelaide in 1980 and was leading the field in the 1984 Australian Chess Championships up until round 11.
David is a portfolio investment manager at Australian Ethical Investments.
https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/david-ferris-portfolio-investment-manager-at-australian-news-photo/539697133

https://old.chesstempo.com/gamedb/player/62920 Games

David produced the chess column in the Canberra Times in 1989.


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blackbishop
16-07-2021, 04:33 PM
Born in Vienna, George Stern was a leading member of the Civic or Woden Valley Chess Club, several times ACTCA President and a co-organiser of the Doeberl Cup for many years in the 1960s to 1980s.

George was an author and, “Consultant lecturer in Linguistics, Centre for Continuing Education, The Australian National University”. He also lectured in Classical Hebrew at the ANU.

For around twenty years, from 1970 to 1990 he wrote the chess column in the Canberra Times.




Nathan Stirling reported in 1990 that George Stern was about to return to Israel. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122302099?searchTerm=Nathan%20Stirling

blackbishop
16-07-2021, 06:59 PM
Nathan Stirling was born in 1959 in Sydney. He has been active as a player and as an organizer and administrator of chess in the ACT and at the national level. He won the ACT Chess Championship in 1983. In 1984 he was elected as Secretary to the Australian Chess Federation.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127000543?searchTerm=Nathan%20Stirling

Nathan has worked for the benefit of the young as a teacher and social worker.

“Kids Off The Kerb was founded by Nathan Stirling who has over 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Nathan is a recognised expert on street children issues and has presented at a wide range of forums including the World Bank and United Nations. Nathan was the CEO of the Open Family organisation from 1992 to 2004.

Nathan holds a Juris Doctor in Law and a Masters Degree in Management. He was a Churchill Fellow in 1993 and is a graduate of Harvard University's executive leadership program conducted by the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

In 1999, Nathan was made a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his management and contribution to youth welfare programs in Australia. Kids Off The Kerb's board comprises a diverse and widely experienced group of people”

https://www.energy.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0032/394862/Kids-off-the-Kerb-Response-to-2018-VEET-Regs-consultation.pdf Page 9.

https://players.chessbase.com/en/player/Stirling_Nathan/251799 Photo + Games


Below are the Canberra Times Chess Columns from 1993 written by Nathan and by Ian Rogers in the second half of the year.

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blackbishop
19-07-2021, 05:54 PM
From Trove, courtesy of the Canberra Times. Ian Rogers 1994.


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blackbishop
20-07-2021, 03:40 PM
GM Ian Rogers chess column in the Canberra Times 1995.

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blackbishop
20-07-2021, 06:31 PM
Laura at age eleven, will head for Hungary for the World Youth Chess Championships. March 1994
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118159588?searchTerm=chess

Laura back from Hungary. August 1994.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118263833?searchTerm=chess

Not going to Brazil World Youth? August 1995
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130555857?searchTerm=Laura%20Moylan

Laura’s chess coach Geoff Butler. October 1995
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130567198?searchTerm=Laura%20Moylan

Back from Brazil December 1995
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/133921765?searchTerm=Laura%20Moylan

Rising standard of Women’s chess in Australia. Laura not yet strong enough to break into the Australian Women’s Olympiad team. (Ian Rogers Dec 1995)
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/133918899?searchTerm=Laura%20Moylan

By the year 2000, Laura made the team for the Istanbul Olympiad. There followed the 2002 Olympiad at Bled, Slovenia, Turin in 2006 and Dresden in 2008.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Moylan

https://www.365chess.com/players/Laura_Moylan Games

https://sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/sites/default/files/chess-clubs/Chess%20Coach%20Biography%20-%20Laura%20Moylan_1.pdf

blackbishop
23-07-2021, 09:57 AM
The life of Erich Doeberl 1931 – 1994.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118265979?searchTerm=Erich%20Doeberl%20Obituary

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Tue 30 Aug 1994