2024 Norths Chess Club Championships
FIDE and ACF rated
Nine rounds - Tuesdays 6 February to 16 April 2023, 7:30 PM
(includes spare weeks for venue unavailability, and T1 and T2 postponement dates. Round-robin tournaments conclude 2/4)
Join us for the Club Championship Blitz on 30 January
Tournament 1 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.
Tournament 2 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.
Tournament 3 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.
Tournament 4 is a 9-round Swiss combining three 12-player divisions: Reserves C, Reserves D and Reserves E. The time control will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division.
Tournament 5 is a 9-round Swiss for Reserves F, 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 and/or their players.
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:
Entries closed on Friday 2 February 2024.
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:
Arbiters: Chief: Rob Watson; Assistant: Steve Garne
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:
Ties in Tournaments 3 and 4 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
Ties in Tournament 5 will be resolved by applying the following tiebreaks in descending order:
CLICK HERE for previous years' results