FIDE and ACF Rated FIDE and ACF rated; open to players under 2200
Tournament Information and Rules
Location: Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club), cnr Abbott & Palmer Streets, Cammeray.
Time: Games start at 7:30 pm.
Eligibility: Restricted to players with a FIDE Standard rating of less than 2200. Players who are not Australian residents must have a FIDE ID.
Entry Fees: $15 for Norths Chess Club members; $25 for non-members.
Draw: The provisional draw will be published on the Sunday evening prior to each round.
Prizes: 1st: $150 2nd: $100 3rd: $50; Rating Group A: $50 Rating Group B: $50 (based on 40 entries). Prizes will be shared equally among players on the same score but each player may only receive one prize.
Format: 7 rounds (Dutch) Swiss, with pairings by Vega.
Byes: Each player may take up to two half-point byes in rounds 1-5 by advising the arbiter no later than 7pm on the Sunday immediately preceding to the round.
Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move from move 1.
Ratings: This tournament will be rated on the ACF Classic and FIDE Standard rating lists.
Forfeit Time: 1 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:
Rules: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply. The Arbiter’s decision on any rules application shall be final.
Arbiter: Nick Cooper
Entries close: Entries must be received by 28 May 2017.
Entry: To enter online CLICK HERE or download the form. Cheques and money orders make payable to Norths Chess Club.Entry payment is accepted at 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.