2023 Norths Chess Club Championships
FIDE and ACF rated
Nine rounds - Tuesdays 7 February to 18 April 2023, 7:30 PM
(includes spare weeks for venue unavailability, and T1 and T2 postponement dates 7/3 and 11/4)
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With the success or the 2022 Club Championships the committee has decided to continue with the Swiss format for all tournaments other than the Championship and Candiates, by combining divisions in a way that retains the small group character, Our top two divisions will revert to the previous format of round robins.
will be the Championship, a 10-player round robin. The time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move. A trophy and the title of 2023 Club Champion will be awarded to the winner.
will be the Candidates, a 10-player round robin. The time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move. A trophy will be awarded to the winner.
is a 9-round Swiss combining two 12-player divisions: Reserves A and Reserves B. The time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division.
is a 9-round Swiss combining two 12-player divisions: Reserves C and Reserves D. The time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division.
is a 9-round Swiss for Reserves E, comprising players who are not included in the above groups. The time control will be 60 minutes plus 30 seconds a move. A trophy will be awarded to the winner.
The winners of divisions earn the right to participate in the next higher division in 2024.
Players are assigned to divisions based on ACF Classic ratings (or where a player does not have an ACF Classic rating, their FIDE Standard rating will be used instead). Selected juniors may be elevated by one division and the Organisers reserve the right to use proxy ratings for unrated players where there is knowledge of playing strength or where ratings are not believed to be current.
Due to final entry numbers organisers may increase or reduce the number of divisions.
Rating: Results will be submitted for FIDE Standard and ACF Classic rating.
Prizes: A trophy will be awarded to the winner of each division.
Eligibility and entry:
- Current financial members of Norths Chess Club + $15 entry fee (free for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs).
- Players who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents must have a FIDE ID. To request a FIDE ID from a national Federation contact details for them are @ www.fide.com/directory/member-federations. .
Entries close on Friday 3 February 2023.
- Tournaments 1 - 4: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.
- Tournament 5: 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Draws: A provisional draw will be published on Norths Chess Club website and notified by email on the Sunday evening prior to each round.
Forfeiture time: One hour after the commencement of the round (at the Arbiter's discretion).
Forfeits: Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than one hour after the scheduled start of the session shall lose the game, unless the Arbiter decides otherwise.
If you won't make it to a round, you must inform the organisers. Your opponents make an effort to come to the club expecting to play a game, some travelling a long way and by public transport. Making them wait for you to not arrive is impolite and against our club ethos. The club email is monitored up to the start of play.
Players who cause clock forfeits will be excluded from the following round. Players doing so twice in a tournament will be removed from the remaining rounds and entry to other events may be refused.
Postponements and Byes:
- Postponements are not permitted in Tournaments 3, 4 and 5, but up to 2 half-point byes may be requested by each player, excluding the last two rounds.
- Requests for a half-point bye must be submitted (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or message/call 0414 793 791) no later than midday on the Sunday immediately preceding the round.
- Postponements may be taken in Tournaments 1 and 2 subject to the following provisions:
- Players may arrange with their opponent to play a game earlier or later than in the draw, on the scheduled pre/postponement nights or at a time and place of their choosing (subject to approval by the arbiter).
- Postment nights at Norths are scheduled on 7 March and 11 April.
- Players must advise their opponent (and the organiser) to postpone a game. It is the responsibility of the player postponing the game to contact the opponent before the game is due to be played. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit. Only in the event of illness or emergency should this be less than 24 hours notice.
- Players must make arrangements with the opponent to play postponed games. Communications between players regarding postponements should be cc or reported to the organiser.
- Unplayed games may be judged to be abandoned or forfeited. Consideration will be given to evidence of players making themselves available to play the game.
- All games must be completed by the end of the last scheduled round.
Director of Play: Rob Watson
Appeals panel: TBA
Results: Game results should be entered on the draw sheet at the venue.
Analysis of completed games and social chess: A separate section away from the tournament area is set aside for analysis of completed games and social chess. Players must ensure games still underway are not disturbed.
Games data base: Norths Chess Club reserves the right to publish any games played in any tournament organised by the club.
Ties in Tournaments 1 and 2 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
- Direct encounter
- Most Wins
- Koya System
Ties in Tournaments 3 and 4 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
- Direct Encounter
- Buchholz Cut 1
- Average Rating of Opponents Cut 1 (ARO1)
Ties in Tournament 5 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
- Direct Encounter
- Buchholtz Cut 1
- Buchholtz Total
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