1.To give Queensland chess a professionally organised teams event similar to those of other sporting bodies.
2.To retain teenagers in the game during and after high school.
3.To give all a professional team structure with a yearly chess season.
You can read all this in the CAQ's October newsletter.
In other Queensland news, Howard Duggan last week resigned from his position as boss of the CAQ. Todate, we have no idea of his reasons for doing so but did come as a surprise. We invite insiders of Queensland politics to shed some light on this.
We head on over across the continent to Western Australia and pick up that state's very excellent and well-assembled monthly newsletter. There are games from the recent state chess championships as well as a sad bit news regarding a local player's passing.
Finally, Dion Sampson has released a follow up podcast to his excellent first effort. If you can manage to find it, the second MP3 file can be download from this page. It's a bit of a hassle but for now, we're stuck with this. I could load that second file to my TCG Odeo stream but, so far, Dion hasn't provided his sign off on that. Here's hoping that our friend can soon find a better podcast host.