2017 Fletcher Morrow Tournament

Geelong takes the shield

A great day had by all, Geelong club was very welcoming and provided tea, coffee, snacks and a competitive day of chess!

List of Players (Rating order)

Result of top ten boards

Rod Jacobs concedes the Shield to Michael Sugrue!


Although out-rated by large margins in all games, Ballarat players managed 3.5 points, all wins and draws being upsets in their own right -

Ruari Coffey got the full point against an opponent rated 230 above.

Kevin Perrin got the full point against an opponent rated 141 above.

Rob Bailey got a draw against an opponent rated 186 above.

Rob Loveband got a draw against an opponent rated 119 above.

Patrick Cook got a draw against an opponent rated 65 above.

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Ballarat Geelong Challenge

In 2011 we hosted Geelong Chess Club for Round 5 of the Victorian teams tournament, and at the suggestion of Geelong President Ben Kersten, a match of 10 boards, in the spirit of the famous 1925 and 1926 matches, was arranged, with the top 4 boards counting for the teams competition. Before play commenced, we were presented with a copy of Andrew Wemyss’ splendid history of Geelong Chess Club. The original Ballarat Geelong tournaments were held at the Mechanics' Institute. The revived tourney is being held annually and the teams vie for inscribing their name on the new Fletcher Morrow Shield, donated by Bill Stokie. A memorandum of understanding setting out guidelines for when and how the tournament will be run was signed in 2016 and is available for viewing here. To facilitate planning and room booking, it was decided that the second Sunday in August would be our regular tournament date.


The two teams.

Players who have played in all 7 tournaments

Team Captains, Rod Jacobs of Ballarat, and Michael Sugrue of Geelong