2019 John Purdy Memorial Open

ACF and FIDE rated

Tuesdays from 10 September to 12 November 2019 

Congratulations to Jack Rodgers and all other prizewinners

John Purdy Memorial Trophy: Jack Rodgers 
Open: 1st Jack Rodgers; =2nd Vladimir Feldman, Clive Ng 
Rating Group A (U1770-1570) 1st Robert Cregan; =2nd Pertti Sirkka, Robert Watson, Justin Vowles, Michael Blaszczyk, Stephen Garner Bosko Aleksovski 
Rating Group B (U1570-1422) 1st Rex Simmonds; =2nd James Jiang, Frank Low Peter Creek 
Rating Group C (U1422-950) =1st Joshua Li, Lucas Ni 
Rating Group D (U950) 1st Darien Hsu; 2nd Ansom Pham 
Senior: =1st Biljana Dekic and Rex Simmonds 
Junior: 1st Marco Le Lun Zheng 
Upsets: Lindsay Chegwidden, Pieter Stoltz, Darien Hsu, Neil Ashton, Lucas Ni, Anson Pham, Chelsea Huey, Joshua Li, Liam Stankovic-Spice 

Location: Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club), cnr Abbott & Palmer Streets, Cammeray.

Time: Games start at 7:30 pm.

: 9 round Swiss (Dutch) tournament, with pairings generated by Vega. Norths Chess Club has at times experienced venue booking conflicts at short notice which have necessitated changes to tournament arrangements. The organisers reserve the right to reduce the number of rounds in the event that the venue becomes unavailable for one or more weeks.

Time control: All moves in 90 minutes + an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.

Eligibility: Players who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents must have a FIDE ID. Adult players must be members of or have paid a Registered Player Fee to the NSWCA. Juniors (aged under 18 years) must be members of the NSWJCL. Interstate players must be members of the equivalent State or Territory Association.

Prizes (* see notes below):

The John Purdy Memorial Trophy is awarded to the highest scoring member of Norths Chess Club.
Open: 1st = $450 2nd = $300 3rd = $150 
Upset: $50 per round (for biggest upset based on rating difference)
Senior: $120 to highest scoring Senior (born in 1959 or earlier)
Junior: $120 to highest scoring Junior (born in 2001 or later)
           (NOTE: Senior and Junior prizes are conditional on 5 entries in each section)
Rating: $100 and $50 for 1st and 2nd in rating categories A, B, C and D (where these are the second, third, fourth and fifth quintiles of rated players)
Unrated: $50

Ratings: The tournament rating used for pairings and prizes will be based on ACF Classic ratings, or if a player doesn't have an ACF Classic rating, the FIDE Standard rating. Results will be submitted for the ACF Classic and FIDE Standard rating lists.

Entry Fees: Members: $40 full or $30 concession (Pensioner; Aged under 18, Student aged under 25). Non-members $10 extra. Free for GM, WGM, IM,WIM.

: Entries must be received by Friday 6 September. Late entries will be at the discretion of the arbiter and may not be included in the first round draw. CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE. or HERE to download an entry form.

Entry: Using the on-line form below or download the PDF form for cash/cheque payment. Right of entry is reserved.

Draw: The draw for the next round will be published on the webpage on the Sunday night before the round is scheduled to be played.

Half Point Byes: Up to two half-point byes are permitted in rounds 1-7. Requests for a bye must be received by the arbiter no later than 7pm on the Sunday immediately prior to the round.

Forfeits: Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than one hour after the scheduled start of the session shall lose the game, unless the Arbiter decides otherwise.

Recording of Moves: All moves must be recorded on the provided score sheet.

Mobile phonesNo penalty will be applied to a player for bringing a mobile phone into the venue, however the phone must be completely switched off and not kept on a player's person. If the player fails to switch the phone off and/or it makes a sound, the arbiter will have discretion as to the penalty applied.

Tiebreaks: In the event of ties, prize monies will be shared. If eligible players are tied, the winner of the John Purdy Memorial Trophy will be determined by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
  1. Direct encounter
  2. Buchholtz Cut 1
  3. Average Rating of Opponents Cut 1
Rules: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply, in conjunction with these tournament rules.

Arbiter: Nick Cooper.

Appeals panel: TBA.

* Notes:
  • Players are eligible for one non-upset prize only.
  • No player may receive more than one upset prize.
  • Rating and upset prizes will be awarded based on the rating hierarchy specified in the Ratings section above. Players without either of those ratings will be considered to be unrated and are ineligible for rating or upset prizes.
  • A minimum of 3 eligible players is required for a prize to be awarded.

CLICK HERE for previous years' results.