Championship and Reserves finalised (adults and juniors)

Congratulations to the adult winners: Rheyansh Annapureddy (Championship), Anirudh Krishnan (Reserves), and to the junior winners: Anjana Reddy Arumalla (Championship), Sumay Kothari (Reserves).

The full junior standings can be found here.

The 2022 AGM will be held next Tuesday 6th Dec at 7pm (party and prize giving, and resolutions), with the club re-opening on the 17th January.

Adult Championship cross table

NAME                 Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 
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Paul,Cijo            4.0  |  *   0   1   0   1   1   0   1  
Annapureddy,Rheyansh 6.5  |  1   *   1   ½   1   +   1   1  
McIntyre,Julian      1.5  |  0   0   *   0   ½   0   1   0  
Hogan,Steven         4.5  |  1   ½   1   *   1   ½   0   ½  
Matijas,Dejan        0.5  |  0   0   ½   0   *   0   0   0  
Saric,Sergey         2.5  |  0   -   1   ½   1   *   -   0  
Davis,Tony J         5.0  |  1   0   0   1   1   +   *   1  
Whitford,Matthew     3.5  |  0   0   1   ½   1   1   0   *  

Adult Reserves standings

Pos Name Score TB1 TB2

1 Krishnan,Anirudh 7.0 26.5
2 Lacson,Joemar 6.0 29.0
3 Paul,Nikash 5.0 26.5
4 Davis,Sophie 5.0 25.5
5 Ilic,Milan 4.5 23.5
6 Kirk,Ian 4.0 20.0
7 De Rooy,Samuel 4.0 19.5
8 Palyam,Pranshiv 4.0 16.0
9 Pramod,Rishaan 3.5 28.0
10 Lingineni,Khushal 3.5 27.0
11 Richards,Derek 3.5 26.5
12 Nowak,Ruben 3.5 24.5
13 Picone,James 3.5 24.0 27.0
14 Hari,Dhruv 3.5 24.0 25.0
15 De Rooy,Jack 3.5 22.0
16 Condick,Peter 3.5 18.0
17 Wilkinson,Greg 3.0 23.0 26.0
18 Kostakakis,Angelo 3.0 23.0 24.0
19 Kothari,Sumay 3.0 21.0
20 Clerk,Max 2.0 23.5
21 Majety,Rohan 2.0 22.0
22 Sharma,Annika 2.0 18.0
23 Moreta,Simon 2.0 16.0
24 Liu,Tina 1.0 21.0
25 Gopalan,Pradyun 1.0 20.5 22.0
26 Nadella,Hitansh 1.0 20.5 20.5

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A champion in the making!

A big congratulations to our own junior Rheyansh, who has continued his excellent overseas form, winning the U/8 division of the Asian Youth Chess Championship in Bali.

The tournament result page link is below. Well done Rheyansh, we’re all very proud of your achievements!! Keep aiming and flying high!

He previously played in our club’s juniors tournaments organized by Tony Davis and now has graduated to playing in the club’s open category. Rheyansh is on target for the Candidate Master title (which will be made permanent once he  reaches 2000 rating).

Rheyansh at the World Youth Championships

Rheyansh is currently competing in the World Youth Chess Championships in Georgia, ranked as the 4th seed in the U8s. Rheyansh has won his first 2 games, below is a link to his 3rd match tonight (subsequent rounds can also be found in due course).

Annapureddy, Rheyansh Reddy vs. Nguyen Truong An Khang | U8 World Youth Championship 2022 | chess24.com

Go Rheyansh!! HBCC is very proud of how far your chess has come. All the best in this exciting opportunity!

Club Championship Qualification and next few weeks

Congratulations to the following players who have qualified:

  • Cijo
  • Dean
  • Rheyansh
  • Steve
  • Matthew
  • Sergey
  • Dejan
  • Tony

The remaining players will play the Reserves Championship (Swiss). This will be a very strong event, the winner achieving qualification into the 2023 club championship (if achieved outright).

The next 3 weeks will be as follows:

  • 20 September – Lightning (7 rounds)
  • 27 September – Allegro (5 round) – Fischer Random Theme
  • 4 October – Club Championship + Reserves Round 1.

Juniors information and ratings re Koshnitsky Cup

Please find a summary of the announcement which will affect junior competitions organised under Hobson Bay Chess Club banner.  

Australian Chess Federation (ACF) has advised that our upcoming and past junior tournaments shall not  be registered for ACF rating due to a lack of rated juniors (to circulate the ratings around).

  • As a result of our discussion, HBCC has decided to rate junior competitions via Tornelo instead
  • The $5 ACF rating fees for the past tournaments (Hobson Bay Juniors and Western Juniors) will be refunded to the players. Please see Steve Hogan for your refund.  
  • HBCC will be exploring alternative plans to get juniors rated in ACF
  • For recently concluded Hobson Bay Cup Juniors 2022 tournament, please register your child in Tornelo so we can get your child rated:(https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/hobsonbaychessclub/events/koshnitsky-juniors-cup-2022/summary). See the attached guide on how to register for the event.
  • Please ensure that you complete your child’s registration latest by Monday 15/08/2022.

As part of club’s tradition, Matthew Whitford has volunteered to provide free ½ hour coaching session prior to the kickoff of each round (from 6:00 PM- 6:30 PM)

No need to register for this free coaching session, just show up earlier with your notebook and writing materials.

Round 1 results

 1 = Arumalla,Anjana Redd - Gopalan,Pradyun      =   2 -  10 = 1 - 0
 2 = Jha,Aadvik           - Bo,Jeremy            =  11 -   3 = 1 - 0
 3 = Chan,Abby            - Kothari,Sumay        =   4 -  12 = 0 - 1
 4 = Lingineni,Khushal    - Christian,Gavin      =  13 -   5 = 1 - 0
 5 = Das,Ayush            - Ma,Yat Alfred        =   6 -  14 = 0 - 1
 6 = Santoso,Crystin      - Gill,Cyrus           =  15 -   7 = 1 - 0
 7 = Gill,Noah            - Venkatesh,Arvind     =   8 -  18 = 0 - 1
 8 = Zhao,Frank           - Bodke,Krishna        =  19 -  21 = 0 - 1
 9 = Bodke,Sahasra        - Samuel,Jrue          =  22 -  20 = ½ - ½
10 = Schreiber,Kenny      - ( half point bye )   =   1 -   0 = ½
11 = Goh,Nicholas         - ( half point bye )   =   9 -   0 = ½
12 = Syed,Habibah         - ( half point bye )   =  16 -   0 = ½
13 = Syed,Hafsa           - ( half point bye )   =  17 -   0 = ½

Junior chess to return to Hobsons Bay Chess

We are excited and pleased to announce that we will be running junior chess at our venue on Tuesday nights, starting on the 17 May from 630pm (finishing by 830pm). These events will be vital to cultivate long-term chess interest through the club, and to fill a need for the local junior chess players. Many thanks to Casey Goh for running with this idea and making it a reality!

Full details are still being worked through, but there will be a junior membership fee (proposed to be $50) per annum, as well as a $10 tournament fee (for each tournament entered). This is to cover costs, prizes, etc. These junior events will also be ACF rated.

There is a participation form to be completed by a guardian/parent, that will appear on the web site soon, but it is also attached to this post. Please print it and sign before we start.

COVID rules relaxed for next week

As from midnight this Friday 22nd April, the rules around COVID are being relaxed. Vaccination status will no longer need to be shown to enter indoor venues, like our chess club.

Therefore, showing evidence of vaccine status will no longer be a requirement for entering the club from this coming Tuesday (26th April). The club will be open to all, regardless of vaccination status, just in time for the start of the Hobsons Bay Cup (7 rounds, 7 weeks).

Chess when we can re-commence (9 Nov)

If and when we can resume chess, we have drastically thought about how we can run a few fun weeks of chess before the Christmas break. The plan is to have some un-rated events, of varying time controls, so we can get an ‘all rounder’ experience.

The schedule will be as follows (draft, assuming we can get 5 weeks of chess in):

  • Round 1 – Medium length games
  • Round 2 – Long games (evening 1)
  • Round 3 – Long games (evening 2)
  • Round 4 – Short length games
  • Round 5 – Blitz games

With the unrated status, the event will be FREE to financial members. Non-members will be charged the $15 tournament fee.

More details once we are closer to realising some face to face chess!