Redcliffe Chess Club Inc Lightning results and News from Club President.

Redcliffe Chess Club Inc had a very good turnout of 30 players for our 8 round LIGHTNING on Wednesday night February 7, 2024, with each player having just 5 minutes on their clock and with no increment! It was convincingly won by Jai Turner with a picket fence, winning 8 consecutive games against Max Kershaw, Tony Weller, Nathanael Young, Max Phillips, Daniel Woodrow, James Chengyi Xia, Allan Fossey and Luke Goodwin. Congratulations Jai!
We also welcomed new players to our Club for the Lightning – Jaemin List, Colin Holloway and Isaac Takau! Colin said it was thirty years since he last visited a Chess Club and it was so good to see him again.
A big thank you to Allan Fossey for helping with the smooth running of this 8 round one night event by bringing along a printer so the results of each game could be quickly recorded and for making and bringing an easy to use sign in sheet too – Thanks a million Allan!
Next Wednesday night, February 14, we return to classical chess with R3 of our 2023 Summer Swiss, which will be both ACF and QJ rated. After the first 2 rounds of this 37 player event, only three players are on a perfect score of 2 out of 2: Michael D’Arcy, Jai Turner and Nathanael Young. But another 10 players are still right in contention with 1.5/2. Remember to be in F Block of Grace Lutheran Rothwell by 7:30pm on Wednesday night, ready for a 7:45pm start. If you need a half point bye for R3, please text Mark before 7:30pm.
The 2024 Qld Reserves/Tin Cup is fast approaching for players under 1700 ACF – it’s on Saturday Feb 24 and Sunday Feb 25 at Southport. You can enter for just $80 before Feb 11 OR for $90 if you enter by Feb 18. It then goes up to $100 to enter, with no entries taken on the day. You can see the entry form for this event on the CAQ Inc Website now under Coming Events:
The 2024 Wendy Terry Memorial here in the F Block and J Block of Grace Lutheran College Rothwell is also not too far away – it’s on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10. If you enter the Wendy Terry Memorial by Monday Feb 26, the entry fee is just $70.After Feb 26 the entry fee is $80.Once again, see the CAQ Inc Website under Coming Events for full entry details:
You might also want to google 2024 Doeberl Cup, 2024 Melbourne International and 2024 Darling Downs Open for 3 BIG events all coming soon.
I will email everyone next week with details of how to pay your 2024 $20 CAQ Inc Membership for one year or $50 for three years if you are not already member – we need to send 2024 CAQ Inc Membership Fees into the CAQ Inc by the end of February to ensure our tournaments are rated and our third party Public Insurance protection is up to date in 2024.
Thank you very much to all the players who have already paid their 2024 Summer Swiss entry fee of $20 for Adults or $6 for Juniors under 18 years of age. If you still need to pay your 2024 Summer Swiss Entry Fee, please Direct Deposit the Redcliffe Chess Club Inc Westpac Account using your name as the reference ASAP:
BSB: 734 208    ACCOUNT NUMBER:   070051      Please use your name as the reference.
Kerry Corker is regularly updating our Redcliffe Chess Club Website and you must remember to check it out each week for Chess News and Ratings News:
See you all on Wednesday night before 7:30pm for R3 of our 2024 Summer Swiss!  If you can’t make it, let me know by text message please before 7:30pm!
Regards  Mark C Stokes     0431 419 136

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