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Dear Chess Friends,

In the last couple of months I've been involved in several chess events of a different calibre.

The 2015 Australasian Masters Grandmaster Norm Invitational tournament saw 2 young Victorians achieve the coveted GM Norm and we will have a new Grandmasters very soon! Please see the results and other information about this event here.

At the 2016 Australian Championship held recently in Melbourne, the young International Master Bobby Cheng from Victoria become the Australian Champion. Bobby, who in 2009 won the World Junior Championship under 12, polished his chess skills in many school tournaments around Victoria for some years. Congratulations Bobby!

Last month at the Australian Juniors Championship, Victorian kids once again showed their class winning 8 of 12 titles!

This hot summer of 2016 chess continues.

Many exciting events are planned for the year, including the Chess Victoria Zonal tournaments (see the tournaments calendar for 2016).

Next month (March 12-14), Ballarat will host a traditional Labour Day weekend tournament with many players taking part, including the former World Championship Challenger Grandmaster Nigel Short, from England.

This fantastic competition for players of all standards is not to be missed.

Good luck!

Leonid Sandler - International Master, Director Chess Australia Pty Ltd

Last Updated - Tuesday 2nd August, 2016

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