CrossTable after R3 Lou Wilkinson Mem Jai 3/3, Allan 2.5, Elizabeth 2.5, Shane 2.5, + 7 players on 2/3

It’s time! It’s time to enter the 59th Peninsula Open in the F and J Blocks of Grace Lutheran College, Buchanan Street, Rothwell on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23. See the attached flyer for full entry details.

The week after the Peninsula Open has the 3 tournaments in one Gold Coast Open, The Premier for players with an ACF of 1700 or higher, the Major for players under 1800 ACF and the Minor, for players under 1200 ACF. See the Gardiner Chess Website for full details:

For Juniors, the Qld Junior Chess Championships will be held from July 2 to July 5 at King’s Christian College Pimpama, with U8, U12, U14, U16 and U18 Divisions. There are trophies, Titles and Cash Prizes for all Divisions. For enquiries contact : OR OR

Other Upcoming Events like the Bundaberg Open on August 10 and August 11, the Queensland Seniors on November 16 and November 17 and the big QWCL Christmas Special on December 14 and December 15 can be viewed now on the CAQ Inc Website under Coming Events:

Jai Turner has taken the sole lead after 3 rounds of the 2024 Lou Wilkinson Memorial with 3 out of 3 – Jai defeated Nikola Maljkovic in R1, Chris Basiaco in R2 and Austin Hamilton in R3. Allan Fossey, Elizabeth Williams and Shane McNicholl are all just half a point behind Jai on 2.5/3 and another 7 players are on 2/3.

Rohan Pyne is putting up some of our Wednesday night games on the Redcliffe Chess Club Inc Website and you can check them out on our website: Elizabeth Williams interesting exchange sac from R3 is well worth a look.

Don’t forget the Wednesday night after next, on Wednesday night June 5, Jai Turner is running a one night only Chess 960 or Fischer Random night with games played at 10 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move and the entry fee for this event is just a gold coin donation. You can practice playing Chess 960 on both and Li Chess. This gold coin donation entry fee will be added on to our Club’s $100 promised donation to the ACF Olympiad Appeal. You too can donate individually to this ACF Olympiad Appeal to help get our Open and Womens Teams to the 45th FIDE Olympiad in Budapest in September at this link:

Here are our Open and Womens Teams:

Open: 1. GM Temur Kuybokarov WA 2752 ACF / 2600 FIDE
2. GM Bobby Cheng VIC 2651 ACF / 2583 FIDE
3. IM Rishi Sardana ACT 2595 ACF/ 2477 FIDE
4. GM Zong-Juan Zhao NSW 2570 ACF/ 2485 FIDE
5. GM David Smerdon QLD 2521/ACF/2480 FIDE

Womens: 1. WGM Julia Ryjanova VIC 2279 ACF/2255 FIDE
2. WGM Jilin Zhang NSW 2267 ACF/2155 FIDE
3. WFM Giang Thu Nguyen SA 2130 ACF/2068 FIDE
4. Zhiyuan Shen VIC 2045 ACF/1974 FIDE
5. WFM Alaina Vincent NSW 1954 ACF/1964 FIDE

Regards Mark C Stokes Redcliffe Chess Club Inc President 0431 419 136

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