11 rounds commencing on 11 February.



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Tournament Rules

Divisions: Divisions will be groups of up to twelve players. ACF ratings will be used to guide selection into divisions. Winners of divisions in the 2013 Club Championship have automatic entry in the next higher division.

Eligibility: Current financial members of norths chess clubCLICK HERE for membership forms.

Format: Single round robin. 

Rating: The Championship, Candidates and Reserves A divisions are FIDE and ACF rated; other divisions are ACF rated.

Time controls: All moves in 90 minutes but each time a player makes a move an additional 30 seconds is added to that player’s time. 

Completion of games: All games must be completed by Tuesday 30 April 2013. 

Draw and table allocations: Are detailed on a draw sheet and crosstable provided to each participant and displayed at the club. The first listed player has the white pieces. 

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

Postponed games: Wednesday 5 March, Wednesday 2 April, Tuesday 22 April, and Thursday 24 April are available for postponed games to be played at the club. 

Players may arrange with their opponent to play a game earlier or later than in the draw, on these nights or at a time and place of their choosing.

Players must advise norths chess club and their opponent if they want a game postponed. It is the responsibility of the player postponing the game to contact the opponent before the game is due to be played. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit. Only in the event of illness or emergency should this be less than 24 hours notice. 

Players must make arrangements with the opponent to play postponed games. Communications between players about postponements should be reported to the arbiter. Email communication should be copied to northsydneychess@gmail.com. 

Uncompleted games may be judged to be abandoned or forfeited. Consideration will be given to evidence of players making themselves available to play the game. 

Arbiter:

Championship Division - Norman Greenwood 0431 234 741; normg74@mysoul.com.au
All other divisions - David Webster 0401 976 378; djwebster@exemail.com.au

Appeals panel:

TBA

Completion of games: Results of games completed should be entered on the draw sheet. In the case of games played elsewhere email northsydneychess@gmail.com or call/SMS Norman Greenwood on 0431 234 741. 

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. 

Ties: In the case of a tie (or ties) a play-off will take place: 

  • Where there are two joint leaders two games will be played; or
  • Where there are more than two joint leaders a round robin of one game each will be played. 
If a play-off is not achieved within a reasonable time, norths chess club reserves the right to instead apply a tiebreak formula of its choosing.



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