Club Championship

Norths Chess Club Championships 

FIDE and ACF rated

Nine rounds - 9 February to 20 April 2021, 7:30 PM

Join us for the Club Championship Blitz on 2 February 

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2021 Club Champion: As winner of Tournament 1, Matthew Bennett

Tournament 1

Championship: 1st Sterling Bayaca;  2nd Gareth Charles; 3rd Jack Rodgers
Candidates: 1st Matthew Bennett (7/9); 2nd James Spencer; 3rd Vladimir Chugunov

Tournament 2

A: 1st Chris Taffard; 2nd Pertti Sirkka; 3rd. Toby Huey
B: 1st John McFarlane; 2nd Linden Fennamore; 3rd. James Zaverdinos

Tournament 3

C: 1st Thomas Ban; 2nd Ian Case; 3rd Yuze (Ethan) Li
D: 1st. Lucas Ni; 2nd Tom Beeh; 3rd Dominic Earle

Tournament 4

E: 1st Sean McDonald; 2nd Ethan Chang; 3rd James Ford (6.5/9)

 

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Format: Due to the risk of a future COVID cluster impacting the schedule for the 2021 Club Championships, the committee has decided to change to a Swiss format for all tournaments by combining divisions in a way that retains the small group character,

There is a number of 9-round Swiss tournaments.

  • Tournament 1 combines two 10-player divisions: Championship and Candidates. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division. The winner of the Tournament 1 will be 2021 Club Champion. 
  • Tournament 2 combines two 10-player divisions: Reserves A and Reserves B. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division.
  • Tournament 3 combines two 10-player divisions: Reserves C and Reserves D. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division.
  • Tournament 4, Reserves E, includes players who are not included in the above groups. A trophy will be awarded to the winner.

Players are assigned to divisions based on ACF Classic ratings (or where a player does not have an ACF Classic rating, their FIDE Standard rating is assessed relative to other players' FIDE ratings). Selected juniors may be elevated by one division. 

Due to final entry numbers organisers reduced the number of divisions placed into Tournament 3 than originally planned. 

Rating: Results will be submitted for FIDE Standard and ACF Classic rating.

Prizes: A trophy will be awarded to the winner of each division.

Eligibility and entry

  • Current financial members of Norths Chess Club + $15 entry fee (free for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs). 
  • Players who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents must have a FIDE ID. 

Entries close on Friday 5 February 2021.

Time controls:

  • Tournaments 1 - 3: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1. 
  • Tournament 4: 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Draws: The draw will be published on Norths Chess Club website and distributed by email on the Sunday evening prior to each round.

Forfeiture time: One hour after the commencement of the round (at the Arbiter's discretion).

Byes:

  • Postponements are not permitted, but up to 2 half-point byes may be requested by each player, excluding the last two rounds
  • Requests for a half-point bye must be submitted (by emailing northsydneychess@gmail.com or message/call 0414 793 791) no later than 7pm on the Sunday immediately preceding the round. 

Director of Play: Rob Watson

Appeals panel: TBA

Results: Game results should be entered on the draw sheet at the venue. In the case of games played elsewhere email northsydneychess@gmail.com or message/call 0414 793 791.

Analysis of completed games and social chess: A separate section away from the tournament area is set aside for analysis of completed games and social chess. Players must ensure games still underway are not disturbed.

Protocols on player disturbances: Norths Chess Club protocols on player disturbances are set out in notices displayed in the tournament area.

Games data base: Norths Chess Club reserves the right to publish any games played in any tournament organised by the club.

Tiebreaks:

Division ties in Tournaments 1 – 3 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:

  • Direct Encounter
  • Buchholz Cut 1
  • Average Rating of Opponents Cut 1 (ARO1)

Ties in Tournament 4 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order: 

  • Direct Encounter 
  • Buchholtz Cut 1 
  • Buchholtz Total 

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