Tuesday 23 June 2009

Zonal Rest Day

Of course I've timed my visit to the zonal so that the only full day I am here is for the rest day. This was actually deliberate because an important zonal meeting for all the Oceania federations was held today. I'll give a fuller report on that meeting in a future post, but I will say that it was a very interesting and informative meeting, with significant input from FIDE (the FIDE Secretary Ignatius Leong and the CACDEC Secretary Rupert Jones both traveled to attend the meeting) as well as all the Oceania Federations (well almost all).
Even though there was no tournament chess today, there was a Barbecue at the Gardiner Chess Centre. GM Gawain Jones gave a simul, in which he won all his games, and there was a lighting event as well, although I failed to take note of the winner.
It also gave me a chance to quickly look through some of the exciting chess already played, and I've found a particularly striking win by the current NSW Champion Greg Canfell.

Scott, R - Canfell, G
2009 Oceania Zonal

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Rxh5 10.Bg5 Rh8 11.Qd2 a6 12.0-0-0 Qb6 13.Nb3 Bd7 14.Bg2 Ne5 15.Qe2 Rc8 16.f4 Nc4 17.e5 Nh5 18.Rge1 d5 19.Nxd5 exd5 20.Bxd5 Be6 21.f5 Ng3 22.Qd3 Bxf5 23.Qxg3 Ne3 24.Bxe3 Rxc2+ 25.Kb1 Qxb3 26.axb3 Rc5+ 0-1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Zong-Yuan Zhao won the Lightning with 8/9.