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"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same."
- .'IF' by Rudyard Kipling


2014 Club Programme
Coming Events & Latest News

8-10 Mar 2014

GM Nigel Short will be visiting our tournament!
According to Wikipedia, Nigel David Short MBE (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator. Short earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from January 1988 to July 1989. In 1993 he became the first English player to play a World Chess Championshipmatch, when he qualified to play Garry Kasparov in the World Chess Championship 1993 in London.
(But... according to another local Chess Historian: Nigel Short wasn't the first English player to play for the World Championship. Isidor Gunsberg was challenger to Wilhelm Steinitz in 1890-91. Steinitz won a tough match 6+ 9= 4-. Perhaps it could be said that Short was the 1st native-born English player..! )



2014 Blitz #2

Relax after the Begonia with some mindless blitz?!. more...


2014 Spielvogel

Jamie takes the trophy..Congratulations on a great start to the year! more...


Teters Trophy

Check out a picture of the new Teters Trophy Clock donated by Bill Homburg, and read about its background more...


2014 Spielvogel

Round Two is up, no surprises this round! more...


2014 Spielvogel

Come and register to play in the Spielvogel next Wednesday. It is one of the Major Tournaments of the year and is always well contested. more...


2014 Blitz #1 Jamie dominates!

Jamie Brotheridge showed his usual style with 7 of 7 in the first Blitz for the year. more...


2014 Ballarat Begonia

Our next Begonia Tournament, the 48th, will be held in a new venue... adios to The Pit! more...


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Free Coaching Sessions!

Free coaching sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) in the library club room at 7p.m. Experienced coach Rob Bailey will help you improve your game. All ages, all abilities welcome!! See the Courier promotion and our information brochure. Next on 5th March. Private coaching also available more...

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