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Upcoming Events

Below are some key updates on the Queensland Championships as well as new information about some other major events!

Queensland Championships and Under 1600 Championships
New location! This event is now being held at Southport Community Centre. The Championships will run from Thursday 29th September, whilst the Under 1600 Championship will run from the 30th September. Both events finish on Monday 3rd October.

Round 1 times have been brought forwards to accommodate an earlier finish time,

Asian Seniors Chess Championships
Being held in Auckland New Zealand from the 14th October to 22nd October and available to players who will have reached the age of 50 or 65 by the 31st December 2022. Please see the flyer for full information.

2023 Australian Championships
Perth, Western Australia will host the 2023 Australian Championships for the first time in a long time! The event will be held from the 2nd to 10th January at Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough. See the flyer here or check out the website here.

 Finally, best of luck to all the players taking part in the other upcoming events across the coming weekends (see previous emails for details or check out the Coming Events page).

Queensland Junior Elite Training Squad

There are plans to hold another training squad in the upcoming holidays. A sub-committee has been appointed by the CAQ Council to coordinate this. More news coming soon on this front!

Local Tournament News

Many tournaments have been recently held!

All tournament results can be found on the CAQ Results Page.

First since our last newsletter was the Darling Downs Open in Toowoomba which featured 92 players. The tournament was won by IM Brodie McClymont with 6/6 ahead of Aidan Brady on 5.5/6 with Benjamin Leong and Sam Grigg on 5/6.

The Gold Coast Open is the largest event on the calendar and was a fabulous event once again this year with 204 players taking part! The Premier Division saw the awarding of the Australian Champion title and was won by GM Temur Kuybokarov with 7/9, who then played on board 2 for the Australian Olympiad Team. GM Bobby Cheng and IM Rishi Sardana were =2nd with 6.5/9. The Major division was shared by Oleg Kitikov and Joe Chua with 6/7. Finishing in =3rd were Ekaterina Gratchev, Jay Weigall, Oliver McCarthy and Craig Stewart with 5.5/7. In the minor division, juniors dominated (as they often do!) with Matthew Lin scoring 6/6 to clinch the title. 2nd was shared by Isaac Liu, Mia Jigando, Eric Yang, Elaina Qiang, Mohan  Thandi, Michelle Lin, and Nathan Arav on 5/6.

The Queensland Junior Championships were held directly following the Gold Coast Open to make for a very busy week for many players! The under 14 to 18 division saw 48 players take part and some mammoth ties! Equal first were Oliver Strong, Kiamehr Baneshi, Joshua McCorkell, and Terrance Tang. Equal first for Under 16 were Jason Leitch, Benjamin Leong, Lachlan Wang, Alexavier Ly-Liu, and Nicholas Bond. Equal first under 14 were Max Phillips and Joshua Cooper. The Under 12 tournament was won by Bryan Yang with an impressive 7.5/8. The Under 10 title was shared by Calen Tang and Martin Sun with 7/8, whilst the Under 8 tournament was won by Zeqi Xing with a perfect 8/8.

Next up was the Peninsula Open, which saw 86 players take part. It was still fierce at the top, with a tie for first between IM’s Stephen Solomon and Brodie McClymont. 3rd was shared by Kelvin Finke, Jayden Ooi, Ben Peach, John Nothdurft, and Aiden Brady.

The Wendy Terry Memorial was  then held with 47 players being involved. IM Brodie McClymont kept his impressive series of weekend results going with an impressive performance to score 6/6 and win the title. IM Stephen Solomon was joined in 2nd place by youngster Micah Young.

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