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2014 Club Programme
Coming Events & Latest News


Xmas breakup

The Christmas get together is being held at Kevin's house on Webster street up the top end with the green fence; get the address at the club next week. Everyone welcome, barbecue facilities available so bring some food to cook and drinks.


Change of meeting day: It's THURSDAYS!!!

As of the first day back, Thursday 15th January 2015, chess night will be back on Thursdays. Club members decided by popular vote to take the opportunity to change back to Thursday after an opening came up at the library. So, Thursday it is!


Club Rules

Here are the revised and more specific rules for each of the tournaments we play during the year. .more...


Simon Rutherford is 2014 Country Champ!

31 players descended on the Girl Guides Hall in Geelong for the 2014 Victorian Country Chess Championship – this was the largest turnout in several years, with numbers boosted by a large contingent of Geelong players. Simon Rutherford FM takes the honours...more....


Club Champion

Rod Jacobs is our new Club Champion! There may be more games to play in the 'endurance play-off' but the result is Rob Bailey deposed by Rod. Congratulations to Rod on a hard fought and well deserved win! Details to follow. more...


Club Rules

Here are the revised and more specific rules for each of the tournaments we play during the year. Please read them and make comments at the next meeting at the end of the Koelle .more...


Koelle A + B... Round 6 coming up

Here are the pairings and some results as they come in. Round 1 report in from Patrick, see it here...more...

24-09 & 1/10

Rapid Play

Two weeks of 15m + 10s to try out some new openings and ready for the final end of year Koelle tournament! .more...


Lightning Tournament

Time to accrue some more points in a relaxing 5 0 tourney.more...


Arthur Teters 2014

Congratulation to tournament winner Toby Aikins!. more...


Club Championship

James Eyre is the 2014 Reserves Champion, congratulations! The 4-way play off for the championship is still continuing, slowly, and results will be updated online when available! Don't hold your breath! more...


2014 Victorian Country Chess Championship

This year to be held in Geelong, the VCCC entry forms can be downloaded here. Please help organisers Geelong Chess Club by signalling your intention to participate in this favorite annual Victorian Chess Event! more...


4th Fletcher Morrow Ballarat Geelong Match

The Ballarat Courier Front Page August 4, 2014
The new face of Ballarat Chess?




Club Championship: Winner takes all!

Thursday will see either Rob Bailey or Kevin Perrin as the 2014 Champion, unless there is a draw and a four way play-off; a result neither wish! All rounds 1 to 11 are written up. The second play-off for the reserves is on tonight between Tom Oppenheim and James Eyre who is one game up! more...


Club Championship rolls to an end, nearly

Patrick has been productive, proactive, prolific! See prologue and rounds 1 to 7 for write ups detailing your glorious conquests and valiant losses...more...


Ballarat Chess Club @ Chess Microbase

Get the log on details from Rob Loveband and input your own games! It's easy! It's fun! and it makes life easy for the Webmaster if you DIY!! Input move by move, copy and paste text files, pgn files, or import other formats. Sound confusing? Rob will walk you through it! Check it out here .more...


Chess Microbase Update

Since you last looked, these fascinating games have gone up for your perusal.
Hit the 'Analysis Engine' button for an instant appraisal of the position.
Boris Spassky (yes the one and only) vs Kevin Perrin! more...
Michael Schreenan vs Kevin Perrin 1-0 (BCCC2000) more...
Patrick Cook vs Joel Beggs (gotta see move 6!!) 0-1 (BCCC2009) more...
There are plenty more pearls to be found! and why not add your own? more...


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 3rd Sept. Private coaching also available more...

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write-ups go to Events and 2014 Club Programme

Fee Schedule and information

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