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Tony Sturges Memorial and Blitz

  • Mt Carmel College 361 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay, TAS, 7005 Australia (map)


This is a competition like no other, 7 rounds, 15 minutes each, no increment, and each rounds starts from a different opening position.

We're doing something a little different this year.  In previous years we've gradually increased the "pre-set" moves as each round goes by, this alternated white and black playing first, this year we've selected some more standard openings and they all start from move 5, that is 4 moves have been played and it's white to move in all cases.

Rounds 1 to 5 will be set openings.

Round 6 will be a "Players Choice".  The position that gets the most votes will be elected as the starting position for Round 6.  But it's not just the players who can vote, anyone can.  Submit your vote below, you can vote as many times as you like.

Round 7 will be selected at random on the day.


7 rounds, 3 minutes with a 2 second increment, and each round starts from the normal starting position.  This event will be ACF rated.

It’s all about having some fun at the chess board in the name of one of the HICC’s most passionate coaches, and raising some money for chess across the state.


Mt Carmel College, 361 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay


ANZAC Day, Saturday the 25th of April


Thematic Memorial: 12:00 noon to 5pm

Blitz: 5:30pm to 7pm


Thematic Memorial Entry fee $30

Blitz Entry Fee $10

Both Events, Discounted Entry Fee $35

How do I enter?

Entry for this event has now closed.


Medals and/or Trophies will be awarded at the HICC later in the year depending on numbers of entrants.

All money raised will be donated to the Tasmanian Chess Association to help improve the delivery of Chess services across the state.

Position 6 Options - voting has now closed.

Starting positions for round 1 to 5.

Possible Starting Positions for Round 7

Earlier Event: March 13
TCA AGM 2016
Later Event: June 11
Tasmanian State Championships