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Message from President of Chess Victoria

posted Feb 7, 2015, 4:31 PM by N Y Wong

Hot chess continues in 2015!

After exciting chess in December with so many memorable events in our State we are now looking to the even more spectacular 2015.

Many Victorians chess players have already shone in the early days of the new year.

Congratulations to our newest FIDE Masters Eugene Schon and Jack Puccini.

Eugene together with FIDE Master Chris Wallis have scored International Master Norms in recently completed Australian Open Championship 2015 being held in Sydney.

At the moment many  Victorian kids are competing at  the Australian Junior Championship in Canberra.I am very pleased to report that our juniors so far have collected 3 out of 4 possible titles,with surely more titles to come.

Under 10 Open Champion: Christopher Lim 
Under 8 Open Champion: Atlas Ballieu 
Under 8 Girls Champion: Ellie Choemuku-Huang 

A few days ago at the AGM our biggest chess Club---MCC for the first time in their 149th year history appointed woman to be Club President.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Warren!

MCC will host a traditional Australia Day weekender in the next few days and I am sure this popular event will be well attended.The Club Championship starts in February.

We are looking forward for the big year at MCC and I believe that a new MCC committee already planning some memorable events to celebrate MCC 150thbirthday in 2016!

Box Hill Chess Club has successfully relocated to the new venue and without any doubts they are looking for the support from an old and new members.

I would like to applaud our new CV executive member Elsa Yueh for her initiative to present at the Melbourne University Chess Club the simultaneous exhibition of the Olympic Chess Champion,the Australian Open 2015 winner super GM from China Ni Hua.

All involved were truly enjoyed this memorable event.

I am sure we are for the big 2015.

Chess Victoria is looking for  expressions of interest to conduct the following events ( on behalf of CV).

Victorian Open Championship 2015

Victorian Junior Championships 2015

Please email your propositions to

before 14 February 2015 [extended to 28 February 2015]

May all your moves will be the good ones!

Leonid Sandler 


Chess Victoria Inc.