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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 2017 the time control for all divisions will be 70 minutes with 30 second increments per move. 'A' division will also be FIDE rated.




2017 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 Score
1  Ihsan Ferozkohi 2131 2236   0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 4.5
2  Adam Kelly 1961 2025 1   1 = 0 1 1 1 4.5
3  Michael Keuh 1955 1999 0 0   = =
4  Leon Taylor 1921 1979 0 =   0 0 1 0 1.5
5  Peter Roza 1872 1925 0 1 1   0 1 1 4.0
6  Craig Kinsman 1867 1859 = 0 = 1 1   0 = 3.0
7  Chirag Saroha 1831 2064 0   =
8  Robert Baumgartner 1790 1900 0 0 0 0 1   1 2.0
9  Robin Shaw 1761 1798 0 0 = 1 0 = = 0   1.5

Qualification: 1st seven by FIDE rating; next two by ACF rating. Robin Shaw qualified by winning the 2016 B Division.

Please Note: David Ellis, Michael Kueh & Chirag Saroha have withdrawn. David Ellis did not play any games and was removed from the crosstable.



B Division

Rank  Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score
1  Gordon Dunlop 1862 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.0
2  Richard Lilly 1803 0 0 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 5.5
3  Alan Jackson 1800p 1 1 = = 1 1 1 = 0 6.5
4  Mohammad Jahangirian 1723 1 = = = 1 0 0 = 0 4.0
5  Dougal McLean 1697 0 0 = = 1 0 0 1f = 3.5
6  Mike McGregor 1662 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
7  Melvyn Lintern 1650 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 = 4.5
8  Sjef de Jong 1605 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.0
9  Eric Pan 1602 0 0 = = 0f 1 0 1 0 3.0
10  Wally Lubtschenko 1569 0 0 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 6.0



C Division

Rank  Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Score
1  Brian Gale 1557 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 6.5
2  Wallace Sheridan 1533 1 1f = 1 1 = = = 1 6.5
3  Will Moody 1500p 0 0f 0 1 1 0 0f 1 3.0
4  Garry Taylor 1495 0 = 1 0 0 = = = 3.0
5  Tim Newton 1456 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 = 1 1 3.5
6  Joe Klimczak 1437 = 0 0 1 1 = = 1 4.5
7  Paul Moseley 1412 0 0 0
8  Stewart Hunt 1407 = 0 1
9  Julian Kam 1354 0 = 1 = = = 1 0 0 0 3.0
10  Mike Swan 1348 0 = 0f = 0 = 1 0 2.5
11  Ben Motu 1344 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 1 1 2.5

Please Note: Stewart Hunt & Paul Moseley have withdrawn.



D Division

Rank  Name ACF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Score
1  Matthew Pudovskis 1253 0 = 0 0 1f 1f = 1 = 3.5
2  Alan White 1232 1 0 = 1 0 1 0 1 4.5
3  Lucien Koch 1219 = 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 4.5
4  David Barry 1200p 1 = 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.5
5  Alan Kelly 999 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4.0
6  Ivor Surveyor 989 0f 1 0 0 0 1f 0 1 0 2.0
7  Paul Mitrevski unr 0f 0f 0
8  Matthew Laurenson unr 0 1
9  Oliver Nokes unr = 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.5
10  John Pimenov unr 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.0
11  Alex Pimenov unr = 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 5.5

Please Note: Matthew Laurenson and Paul Mitrevski have withdrawn.



Previous Winners

Click here for a list of previous Club Championship winners.