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Leonid's News

After limited opportunities in 2020 for over the board tournaments our chess players are very keen to get back in action!

Last weekend our traditional Ballarat Begonia tournament saw a record crowd of 157 players who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Full results and many photos can be viewed here.

At the beginning of this year I visited Ballarat Chess Club and played in their first Blitz tournament in 2021. Please see the report here.

Our students are very keen to compete in the 2021 Chess Victoria Interschool Zonal tournaments. The current tournament list is on the tournaments page. Please enter early as places are limited. More events will be added on to the calendar in due course.

On a personal note I was honoured to receive the Viner Medal (Australian Senior player of the Year) for the second year in a row.

I am involved in a few new exciting projects under patronage of International Chess Federation (FIDE)

May all your moves will be the best ones!


Leonid Sandler - International Master, Director Chess Australia Pty Ltd
Last Updated - Thursday 21st October, 2021

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