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Ford-Greenwood Seniors Open 2019

Congratulations to Angelito Camer and other prizewinners

1st: Angelito Camer
2nd: Stephen Garner
3rd: Mark Baterowicz and Yu-Shiun Chen
Rating Group A (U1580-1450): Clive Lane, Ivan Case and John Pepping
Rating Group B (U1450): Norman Greenwood and Robert Laurie

8 rounds on Tuesdays from 28 May to 30 July 2019; open to players over 60 this year

Tournament Information and Rules

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

Format: 8 round Swiss (Dutch), with pairings by Vega.

Time: Games start at 7.30 pm.

Schedule:Tuesdays from 28 May to 30 July (excluding 18 June, and with 30 July used only in the case of a venue booking conflict).

Eligibility: Open to all players born in 1959 or earlier. Players who are not Australian residentmust have a FIDE ID.

Entry Fees: Norths Chess Club members $25; non-members $35. GM, WGM, IM and WIM free.

Prizes1st: $150; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $50; Rating group A: $50; Rating group B: $50; Unrated: $25

Ratings: Results will be submitted for inclusion in the ACF Classic and FIDE Standard rating lists. A player's tournament rating will be determined using the following hierarchy:
  1. ACF Classic
  2. FIDE Standard
  3. FIDE Rapid
  4. FIDE Blitz
Players without any of these ratings will be considered to be unrated

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes + 30 seconds (Fischer) increment per move from move 1.

: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply.

Byes: Postponements are not permitted. However, up to two half-point byes may be requested for rounds 1-6. Notice to the arbiter must be received by 7pm on the Sunday prior to the round.

Draw: The provisional draw will be published on the Sunday evening prior to each round.

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

Tiebreaks: In the event of ties, prize monies will be shared. The rank order 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

Arbiters:  Nick Cooper

  • Players are eligible for one prize only. 
  • Rating prizes are awarded based on a player's tournament rating. Players without a tournament rating are considered to be unrated and are ineligible for rating prizes.
  • Rating Group A and B are the players in the 2nd and 3rd thirds of the rated players (e.g. if there are 30 rated players, Rating Groups A and B include the 11th-20th and 21st-30th rated players respectively).
Appeals panel:  TBA

Entries close: Entries must be received by 25 May 2019. Late entries will be accepted at the arbiter's discretion, with up to two byes automatically allocated for missed rounds.

Entry: To enter CLICK HERE to complete THE ON LINE FORM. If not paid online, cheques and money orders make payable to Norths Chess Club. Entry payment is accepted at club meetings or make a bank transfer to Norths Chess Club, BSB 062 181, Account number 1044 1917 (use your name and Senior in the reference).