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Newcastle Kings Gambit Tournament
Tournament: Newcastle Kings Gambit Tournament
Venue: Wests City Newcastle corner King & Union streets
Start Date: 26 Aug, 2018
Duration: 1 day
Details:

Length:               7 rounds
Start/End:            Sunday, 26 August 2018
Registration:         from 10.15 am to 10.15 am on the day
Start time:           10.30 am
Entry Fee(s):         Adults $20 Juniors(U18) $10
Rounds:               7 rounds: 10.30am, 11.20am, 12.10pm, [lunch] 1.30pm, 2.20pm, 3.10pm, 4.00pm
Time Control:         15 Minutes + 5 seconds from move 1
Games will be recorded
Arbiter/DOP:          TBA
Prizes:               depending on entries
Enquiries to:         Greg wilson 0419 120 265 or cavalierwilson@gmail.com
SPECIAL:              Fixed opening event – all games start with the kings gambit 1.e4 e5; 2.f4

Link: http://newcastlechess.club
2018 Ryde-Eastwood Open                  
Tournament: 2018 Ryde-Eastwood Open
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 29 Sep, 2018
Duration: 3 days
Details:

Schedule: 
Saturday	    	    Sunday			Monday
11am – 11.45am Registration
12 noon	Round 1		    10.30am Round 4	        10.30am Round 6
3.15pm	Round 2		    2pm	    Round 5	        2pm     Round 7
6.30pm	Round 3		    (NRL Grand Final)		5.30pm 	 Prize-giving


Prize Fund  $3200
[based on 70 paid players]

Open: 1st $700     2nd $450     3rd $250     4th $225     5th $200     6th $170	7th $125
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $160  2nd $110 3rd $90 - subject to 5 players in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move
Entry Fees:		
If registered by 28th September
Adult: $62.00    Junior [U18]: $56.00   Aged Pensioner: $52  
If registered after 28th September   
Adult: $80.00    Junior [U18]: $72.00   Aged Pensioner: $68     

• The event will be ACF rated
• You need to register and pay by 28th September 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 1 prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating restricted prizes.
• 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.
• Players may request up to two half point byes prior to the start of the round before the bye is needed. Half point byes are not available in the last two rounds.

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
Register: Register Online Entries List
2018 NSW Blitz Championship                  
Tournament: 2018 NSW Blitz Championship
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 25 Nov, 2018
Duration: 1 day
Details:

Schedule:	10:15-10:45am 	Registration
		11am		Round 1

Format:  	11 round Swiss

Time Control:  3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move

Entry fees:
If registered by 1 December: 		$25 including all titled players
If registered after 1 December:	 	$35 including all titled players

Prizes: 	1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100 
                U2000-1800, U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
                $100 in each division
	 	Prizes based on 45 entries

• The event will be ACF & FIDE rated. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• You need to register and pay by 1 December to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• 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 2017 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• By entering the event, players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.
• All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.
• For further information email tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au

Note: All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.

Australian Citizens & Permanent residents without FIDE id numbers will need to provide DOB 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.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Register: Register Online Entries List
2018 NSWCA AGM
Tournament: 2018 NSWCA AGM
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 25 Nov, 2018
Duration: 1 day
Details:

The Annual General Meeting of the New South Wales Chess Association Inc will be held on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 2.30pm at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde.


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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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