2023 Norths Rapid Championship

9 rounds over three nights - Tuesdays 25 April, and 2 and 9 May

FIDE and ACF rated
1st Daniel Gong 
2nd Samuel Asaka
3rd Ryan Can
Rating group A. Joy Liu
Rating group B. =1st Marcel Lima, Nathan Arav and Maxwell Ponza 
Rating Group C. =1st Jonathan Kuba, Mason Tay, Marcus Ni, and Jason Gemenis
Unrated. Paul Ventura

Location and time: 7:30 pm, Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club), cnr Abbott & Palmer Streets, Cammeray.

Schedule:  25 April Rds 1, 2 and 3 |  2 May Rds 4, 5 and 6 | 9 May Rds 7, 8 and 9. Play commences at 7:30 pm.
Format: 9 round (Dutch) Swiss, with pairings by Vega.

  • 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
Fees: Norths Chess Club members $15; non-members $25.

Time Control: All moves in 20 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Rating: A player's touranment rating (used for pairings and rating prizes) will be determined according to the following hierarchy:

1.. ACF Quick
2. FIDE Rapid
3. ACF

Players without any of these ratings will be considered unrated. Results will be submitted for the ACF Quick and FIDE Rapid rating lists.

Prizes: 1st - $250; 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100, Rating Group A, B and C: $80 each, Unrated: $40 (based on 50 entries).

Prizes will be shared equally among players on the same score but each player may receive only one prize.

Tiebreak for the title: of Norths Rapid Champion by

1. Direct encounter.
2. Bucholz Cut 1. 
3. Average rating of opponents Cut 1

Byes: Players may take up to two half-point byes in Rounds 1–7 by advising the organisers the day prior Rounds 1, 4 and 7 and prior to issue of the draw for Rounds 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Rules: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply, including Appendix A: Rapid Chess and Appendix A.4.

Arbiter: Rob Watson


- Rating Group A, B and C are the players in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quartiles of the rated players (e.g. if there are 40 rated players, rating Groups A, B  and C include the 11th-20th, 21st-30th and 31st-40th rated players respectively).
- Rating prizes are awarded based on the rating hierarchy stated in the Rating heading above. Players without any of those ratings are considered to be unrated and are ineligible for rating prizes. A minimum of 3 players is required for a prize to be awarded.

Entries close: Monday 24 April 7:30 PM. Late entrants will be accepted at the arbiter's discretion, with up to two byes automatically allocated for missed rounds..

Entry: CLICK HERE  for the on-line form. Right of entry is reserved.

Enquiries: northsydneychess@gmail.com or call 0414 793 791.

CLICK HERE for previous years' results.
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