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
COMPLIANCE WITH NORTHS CHESS CLUB’S AND OUR HOST’S COVID-19 SAFETY PLANS IS MANDATORY.
2021 Club Champion: As winner of Tournament 1, Matthew Bennett
Championship: 1st Sterling Bayaca; 2nd Gareth Charles; 3rd Jack Rodgers
Candidates: 1st Matthew Bennett (7/9); 2nd James Spencer; 3rd Vladimir Chugunov
A: 1st Chris Taffard; 2nd Pertti Sirkka; 3rd. Toby Huey
B: 1st John McFarlane; 2nd Linden Fennamore; 3rd. James Zaverdinos
C: 1st Thomas Ban; 2nd Ian Case; 3rd Yuze (Ethan) Li
D: 1st. Lucas Ni; 2nd Tom Beeh; 3rd Dominic Earle
E: 1st Sean McDonald; 2nd Ethan Chang; 3rd James Ford (6.5/9)
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.
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:
Entries close on Friday 5 February 2021.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Division ties in Tournaments 1 – 3 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
Ties in Tournament 4 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
CLICK HERE for previous years' results