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Club Championship

This has always been regarded as the major tournament of the club.

In addition to the prize money for winning the A division, the Club Champion is provided with a reasonable monetary contribution if they participate in the Australian Chess Championships (ie towards airfares, accommodation etc).

The Club Championship Tournament is the first event on the Metro Club calendar in the New Year, commencing early February. The format of this competition is an all-play-all, run in three, four or five divisions depending on participant numbers.

The allocation of players into divisions is usually based on their current ACF ratings. An exception is that divisional winners of the previous year are promoted (invited) to the next higher division.

Initially the time limit was 90 minutes per player, however in recent years, with the introduction of digital clocks, all the divisions have 70 minutes with 40 second increments (Fischer time). All games are forwarded to the ACF for rating purposes.

For 2019 the time control for 'A' division will be 90 minutes with 30 second increments per move with all other divisions having 70 minutes with 30 second increments per move. 'A' division will also be FIDE rated.




2019 Metro Club Championship

Please click on the links below to obtain a copy of the cross tables and playing schedule of each division.

A Division B Division C Division D Division



Click here: to obtain the PGN file of all available games in each division. Missing games will be published when available.


The PGN game scores above & cross tables below are believed to be correct, but if you find any errors or corrections and/or updates to be made please let the Web Site Administrator know and they will be corrected asap.

A Division

Rank  Name FIDE ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
1  Tristan Boyd 2299 2400 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 8.0
2  Ihsan Ferozkohi 2176 2297 = 1 1 1 = 1f 1 1 1 8.0
3  David Ellis 1939 2040 0 0 0f 0 = 1f 0f 0 1 2.5
4  Craig Kinsman 1914 2060 0 0 1f 1 0 1 = 0 1 4.5
5  Peter Roza 1894 2027 = 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 5.5
6  Leon Taylor 1841 1963 0 = = 1 1 1f 1 0 0f 5.0
7  Alan Jackson 1838 1902 0 0f 0f 0 0 0f 0 = 0f 0.5
8  Robert Baumgartner 1779 1894 0 0 1f = 0 0 1 1 1 4.5
9  Gordon Dunlop 1770 1890 0 0 1 1 0 1 = 0 1 4.5
10  Robin Shaw 1658 1813 0 0 0 0 0 1f 1f 0 0 2.0

Note: Robin Shaw qualified for the A-Div by winning the 2018 Metro Club Championship B-Div.

Note: Alan Jackson has withdrawn. As Alan has played more than 50% of his games, scores against Alan will count.



B Division

Rank  Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Score
1  Richard Lilly 1852 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 0 6.5
2  Alex Crofts 1851 0 = 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.5
3  Derek Roebuck 1714 = = = = 0 1 1 = 4.5
4  Marcus Simonds 1691 0 0 = 0 1 1 = 0 3.0
5  Wally Lubtschenko 1664 0 0 = 1 0 = 0 2.0/7
6  Sjef de Jong 1660 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3.0
7  Melvyn Lintern 1653 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.0/7
8  David Barry 1617 0 1 0 = = 1 0 0 3.0
9  Alex DeHeer 1615 1 1 = 1 1 0 1 1 6.5



C Division

Rank  Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
1  Wallace Sheridan 1612 0 1 = = 1 1 = 1 0 5.5
2  Brian Gale 1611 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 = 1 7.5
3  Dougal McLean 1610 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1f 1 4.0
4  Kelvin Taylor 1607 = 1 1 1 1 = = 1 1 7.5
5  Garry Taylor 1515 = 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 = 3.0
6  Norbert Muller 1500 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.0
7  Joe Klimczak 1475 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 1 0 2.5
8  Paul Moseley 1395 = 0 1 = 1 1 1 0 0 5.0
9  Ben Motu 1359 0 = 0f 0 1 0 0 1 0 2.5
10  Steve Milovanovic 1345 1 0 0 0 = 1 1 1 1 5.5



D Division

Rank  Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Score
1  Tony Lofthouse 1286 1f 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0
2  Matthew Pudovskis 1237 0f 0f 0f 0f 1 0f 0 0f
3  John Pimenov 1228 1 1f 0 = 1 0 0 1 3.5
4  Lucien Koch 1193 0 1f 1 = 1f 0 0 1 3.5
5  Alex Pimenov 1108 1 1f = = 1 0 1 1f 5.0
6  Daniel O'Brien 951 0 0 0 0f 0 = 0 1 1.5
7  Mathew Laurenson unr 1 1f 1 1 1 = 0 1 5.5
8  Julian Rodriguez unr 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 6.0
9  Christopher-Jack Andrew unr 1 1f 0 0 0f 0 0 0 1.0

Note: Matthew Pudovskis has withdrawn. As Matthew has played less than 50% of his games, scores against Matthew will not count.




Previous Winners

Click here for a list of previous Club Championship winners.