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Ford-Greenwood Seniors Open 2017

Nine rounds—Tuesdays 30 May to 1 August 2017. FIDE and ACF rated; open to players over 60 this year.

Congratulations to the winners and placegetters:

1st: Patrick Halpin
2nd: Frank Hutchings
=3rd: Yu-Shiun Chen, Pertti Sirkka and Aram Sandalciyan
Rating Group A (U1600-1484): Aram Sandalciyan
Rating Group B (U1484-1400): Ian Wechsler
Rating Group C (U1400): Vince Chiara

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Tournament Information and Rules

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

Time: Games start at 7.30 pm.

Schedule: Tuesdays from 30 May to 25 July. 1 August is a spare week in case of venue conflicts.

Eligibility: Open to all players born in 1957 or earlier.

Entry Fees: Norths Chess Club members $25; non-members $35.

Prizes1st: $150; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $50; U1600-1400: $50; U1400: $50
Only players with an ACF Classic (or if not, a FIDE Standard) rating at the start of the tournament are eligible for rating prizes.

RatingsResults will be submitted for FIDE and ACF rating. Players who are not Australian residentmust have a FIDE ID.

Format: Swiss pairing by Vega.

Time Controls: All moves in 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply. The Arbiter’s decision on any rules application shall be final.

Postponements and byes: Postponements are not permitted. Up to two half-point byes may be requested for rounds 1-7. Notice to the arbiter must be received by 7pm on the Sunday before the next 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

Appeals panel:  TBA

Entries close: Entries must be received by 27 May 2017. Late entries will be accepted at the arbiter's discretion, with up to two byes automatically allocated for missed rounds.

EntryTo enter online CLICK HERE or download the formCheques and money orders make payable to Norths Chess Club.Entry payment is accepted ar club meetings or send to c/o Box 1840, Hornsby Westfield Post Office 1635 or make a bank transfer to Norths Chess Club, BSB 062 181, Account number 1044 1917 (use your name in the reference) and return the entry form to norths chess club.