Ford-Greenwood Seniors Open 2021
9 rounds on Tuesdays from 25 May to 27 July 2021; open to players over 60 this year
(Tuesday 27 July is set aside as a spare week in case of venue unavailability)
The last four rounds were cancelled due a Covid shutdown. Prizes are awarded on Round 5 standings.
Seniors Champion Paul Glissan, on tiebreak for 1st with Bruce Murray and George Morgan.
Rating Group A. David Stern
Rating Group B. Rex Simmonds and Robert Laurie.
There were insufficient unrated players to award an unrated prize.
Tournament Information and Rules
Location: Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club), cnr Abbott & Palmer Streets, Cammeray.
Format: 9 round Swiss (Dutch), with pairings by Vega.
Time: Games start at 7.30 pm. Schedule:Tuesdays from 25 May to 27 July (rounds may be reduced in case of venue unavailability).
Eligibility: Open to all players born in 1961 or earlier. Players who are not Australian residents must have a FIDE ID.
Entry Fees: Norths Chess Club members $25; non-members $35. GM, WGM, IM and WIM free.
Prizes: 1st: $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: ACF Classic FIDE Standard FIDE Rapid 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.
Rules: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply.
Byes: Postponements are not permitted. However, 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 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
Arbiter: Rob Watson
- 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 21 May 2021. 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).
Due to space limitations and Covid-19 rules entry to this tournament is limited to 35 players.
Numbers may change should more space become available. Once maximum capacity is reached, there will be a waiting list. Entries over the number limit will be refunded.