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2021 NSWCA August Weekender                  
Tournament: 2021 NSWCA August Weekender
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 21 Aug, 2021
Duration: 2 days

    Saturday	    	    	 	Sunday
10am – 10:30am Registration
11am	   Round 1			11am	   Round 5
1:30pm     Round 2      	        1:30pm     Round 6
4pm	   Round 3			4pm        Round 7 
6:30pm     Round 4		        6:30pm     Prize giving
Prizes Fund: $2365
Open:	1st $500     2nd $350     3rd $300     4th $225
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $200 2nd $130 in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

Entry Fees:		
If registered by August 19th:  Adult: $57.00 Junior [U18]: $52.00 Aged Pensioner: $48  
If registered on August 20th: Adult: $75.00 Junior [U18]: $68.00 Aged Pensioner: $63
If registered on August 21st: Adult: $95.00 Junior [U18]: $88.00 Aged Pensioner: $83     

• The tournament will be ACF rated.
• You need to register and pay by 19 August to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Entries on the day of the tournament 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 pensioner discount, Centrelink 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 of 19 August or full entry fees must be paid.
• Players are eligible for one 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.
• 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.
• 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.

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2020 NSWCA AGM Deferred (09 Nov, 2020)
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