Australia's first chess olympiad!
Australian games only
AUSTRALIANS FOR CHESS OLYMPIAD
For the first time Australia will be represented in a top international chess competition after a team leaves on October 31 for the 16th World Chess Olympiad in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The competition will take place between November 3 and 23.
The Australian team of six players will be led by the captain and manager, Garry Koshnitsky.
Mr. Koshnitsky is Australian chess master and several times Australian champion.
Other members of the team are: John Hanks, Australian master and a leading Victorian player; W. Geus, Victorian champion; Phil Viner, N.S.W. country champion, and two Sydney teenage chess champions, Max Fuller and Trevor Hay.
The 19-year-old Max Fuller, a former Australian junior champion, is City of Sydney champion, and Trevor Hay, also 19 and another former Australian junior champion, is the only Sydney player who beat the Russian grandmaster, Alexander Kotov on his recent Australian tour.
Israel will be the host to 48 countries, including Russia, the strongest team in the world.
U.S.A. is expected to be a strong challenger, as its team includes the "world genius of chess", Bobby Fischer.
Contributions from numerous chess supporters from all parts of Australia have helped pay costs.
Substantial help has also been provided by Israel as host nation.
- The Canberra Times (ACT) issue Friday 30 October 1964