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Up Coming Tournaments
2016 NSWCA Grade matches
Tournament: 2016 NSWCA Grade matches
Venue: Various clubs
Start Date: 23 May, 2016
Duration: 10-11 weeks
Details:

Contact clubs@nswca.org.au

2016 NSW State Championship
Tournament: 2016 NSW State Championship
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 24 May, 2016
Duration: 9 rounds over 10 weeks
Details:

10 player round robin 
Closed invitational

2016 NSW Open
Tournament: 2016 NSW Open
Venue: The Chatswood Club 11 Help St Chatswood, NSW
Start Date: 11 Jun, 2016
Duration: 3 days
Details:

FIDE time control 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move from move 1

Open Prizes
1st $1400, 2nd $1000, 3rd $600, 4th $500, 5th $300, 6th $200, 7th $100.
U2000-1800 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100. U1800 1st $250, 2nd $125 3rd $100

Minor (U1600) Prizes
1st $1000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400, 4th $300, 5th $200, 6th $150, 7th $100
U1400-1200 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100 U1200 1st $250, 2nd $125, 3rd $100

Conditions
You need to register and pay by 9 June to be eligible for the early entry fee.

Entries on the day of the tournament will incur a $10 additional late fee and will be included in the round 1 draw at the arbiter’s discretion.

Full-time students under 25 can enter at the junior rate. Student ID card must be produced on the day of the tournament otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.

For aged pensioner discount, Centrelink Aged Pension card must be produced on the day of the tournament otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.

Exemption from entry fees: FIDE titleholders – GM, IM, WGM, WIM.  Entry must be received by the early entry cut off date or full entry fees must be paid.

Players are eligible for one prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes, including 1st-7th prizes in the Minor.

The Open Division will be FIDE rated. Players not normally resident in Australia must have a FIDE ID number to enter the tournament. This can be obtained from their national federation.

Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.

All NSW resident players must be full members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.

By entering the event players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.

For further information e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au

All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://nswopen.nswca.org.au
2016 NSW Blitz Championship
Tournament: 2016 NSW Blitz Championship
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 03 Dec, 2016
Duration: 1 day
Details:

NOTE: All players must have a FIDE Identification number.

Australian Citizens & Permanent residents without FIDE id numbers will need to provide DOB, Place of Birth and Citizenship prior to the start of the event or their entry will not be accepted.

Foreign players without a FIDE id number will not be accepted. They will need to obtain a FIDE id number from their National Federation and advise that number prior to their entry being accepted.

Registration at 10:30am
Start time 11am
Entry Fee $25
11 Rounds
Time Control: 5 minutes per player
Prizes: 1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100 U2000 $100 U1800 $100 U1600 $100 & U1400 $100
Prizes based on 45 entries

• The event will be ACF & FIDE rated
• Players are eligible for 1 prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted
prizes.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2016 of (or join) the NSWCA or the
NSWJCL.
• By entering the event, players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA)
is final.


Recent Results
2016 City of Sydney
19 Apr, 2016
2016 City of Sydney Rapid
28 Feb, 2016
2016 City of Sydney Blitz
22 Feb, 2016
2016 Australia Day Weekender
02 Feb, 2016
2015 NSW Blitz Championship
03 Dec, 2015

Notice Board
Prize Eligibility of Unrated Players (26 Nov, 2012)
Unrated players are not eligible for rating restricted prizes.
Online Registration for Tournaments (25 Jan, 2012)
Online registration is now available for some selected tournaments. Just go to calendar and click on the tournament of interest; an online registration button will appear if the tournament HAS online registration. For all other tournaments please check the brochure, or contact the tournament director.
Player Responsibilities (30 Nov, 2011)
Players in NSWCA tournaments are reminded and encouraged to show courtesy and respect to opponents, which includes being present at the starting time for each round, and if you are unable to make it to your game, be sure to notify the DOP well before the round begins. For more, read the NSWCA Code of Ethics.
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