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2011 Players of the month

January 2011 CV players of the month

Bobby Cheng Australian Junior ChampionSavithri Narenthran Australian girls championMay-Yi Foo under 14 Australian girls championDavid Cannon 
under 10 Australian champion
Jody Middleton Under 8 Australian girls champion
February 2011 CV player of the month Finley Dale
Victorian junior Finley Dale was the top improved player on the latest ACF rating list (March 2011),  his rating went up by massive 286 points!
 Well done Finley!
March 2011 CV player of the month IM James Morris
March 2011 award ----- goes to International Master James Morris for his emphatic win in Ballarat Begonia 2011.

Popular teenager is turning 17 in April and we are sure he will shine for many years to come  
April  2011 CV player of the month GM Darryl Johansen
April 2011---
 the most decorated player in Victoria International Grandmaster Darryl Johansen is the player of the month.
Darryl won very strong and prestigious Melbourne Chess Club Championship 2011.  
May  2011 CV  player of the month  Justin Tan    
May  2011 award
May--- player of the month Justin Tan who came equal 1st in a very strong Noble Park Championship 2011.
Justin is one of many our promising juniors who combine his chess with professional gymnastics training!


June 2011CV players of the month of  FM Erik Techmann and Domagoj Dragicevic

 Domagoj Dragicevic and Erik Teichmann for their shared  win of the Victorian Open Championship 2011
July 2011CV player of the month  FM Dusan Stojic
CV player of the month of July is Victorian 2010 Champion FIDE MasterDusan Stojic.
In July he won a very entertaining  play-off match for the 2010 State title against FIDE Master Chris Wallis.
Dusan is a very popular and like able personality in Australian chess circles


August 2011----Victorian player of the month award goes to International Master Mirko Rujevic for his convincing win Oceania Senior Championship 2011 being hosted by BHCC.

Mirko is getting stronger with age! Not to many people now that Mirko was one of the best soccer players in our state a while ago. Without any doubts useful soccer skills such as making quick decision helps him through out his chess career!


September 2011 Victorian player of the month award goes  to FIDE Master Bobby Cheng.
His achievements so far are well documented. Recently Bobby has created history once again becoming the youngest Victorian Champion. He is only 14
In one of the strongest State Championship in recent years Cheng came first with 13-times Victorian Champion International Grandmaster Darryl Johansen second


November 2011 The Deepdene primary school chess team has been selected chess players of the month for winning the Australian schools open division for the second year running.
December 2011 award goes to International Master James Morris. Australasian Masters 2011 winner plus Victorian Masters 2011 title holder. James showed his high class comprehensively winning Australasian Masters 2011 with Grandmaster performance of 2545 conceding only 3 draws. We wish James the best of luck for the summer chess circle events and beyond!