Ford-Greenwood Seniors

Ford-Greenwood Seniors Open 2022

FIDE and ACF rated

9 rounds on Tuesdays from 24 May to 26 July 2022
(Tuesday 26 July is set aside as a spare week in case  venue unavailability)

Congratulations to our 2022 Seniors Champion Denis Wan and other prizewinners

1st: Dennis Wan
 2nd: Bruce Murray
 =3rd:  Stephen Garner, Gary Armstrong
Over 75: =1st Marek Baterowicz, Paul Glissan
Rating Group A: Bob Quek 
= Rating Group B: Vince Chiara, David Cook

CLICK HERE for the latest Vega results in a new window..

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 24 May to 26 July (rounds may be reduced in case of venue unavailability). 

Eligibility: Open to all players born in 1962 or earlier. Players who are not Australian citizens or permanent 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; Aged 75+: $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 
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.

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

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.
- Unrated and age prizes awarded only if there are at least 3 players in the category.
- 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 2022. 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).


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