Events‎ > ‎

Club Championship

Championship1st: Max Illingworth; 2nd: Michael Morris; 3rd: Malcolm Stephens
Candidates1st: Kristine Quek; =2nd: Joshua Behar and Frank Hutchings
Reserves A1st: Joe Chua; 2nd: Nick Cooper; =3rd David Stern and Mark Wilson
Reserves B1st: Parunithan Ranganathan; =2nd: David James, Luke Marsh
Reserves C1st: Norman Greenwood, in a tiebreak with 2nd: David Cook; =3rdRoger Jeffreys and Anthony Fikh 
Reserves D1stDanny Marcusson; 2nd: Fred Scheutz; 3rd: Matthew Carden

Reserves E: Dennis Mendigorin
Reserves E11st: Bruno Khodadi; =2nd: Leo Zhang and Greg Money
Reserves E21stDennis Mendigorin; 2nd: Alysha Chin; 3rd: Sebastian Bracks

Tuesdays from 10 February to 5 May 2015  
postponement nights 31 March and 28 April    

CLICK HERE for a printable copy

Divisions: Divisions will be groups of up to twelve players. ACF ratings will be used to guide selection into divisions. 

Eligibility: Current financial members of norths chess club. To join/renew go to

Format: Single round robin. 

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

Time controls: 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds per move (from move 1). 

Completion of games: All games must be completed by 

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

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.

26 and 31 March, and 23 and 28 April are available to play postponed games at the club.

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 - David Webster (; 0401 976 378), or to David Stern (; 0414 793 791).

All games must be completed by the end of the last round. 

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.


David Webster, Nick Cooper, Norman Greenwood

Appeals panel:

Stephen Garner
Frank Hutchings
Julian Kuan
Malcolm Stephens (reserve)

Completion of games: Results of games completed should be entered on the draw sheet. In the case of games played elsewhere email or call/SMS David Webster on 0401 976 378. 

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) in the Championship and Candidates divisions, 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. 
Play-offs will also take place where a division is divided into multiple sections.

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. 

Other divisions will be resolved by tie-break applied by the listed order recommended for individual round robin tournaments in the FIDE Rules.

CLICK HERE for previous years' results