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NSW Open 2015
Tournament: NSW Open 2015
Venue: The Chatswood Club 11 Help St Chatswood, NSW
Start Date: 06 Jun, 2015
Duration: 3 days

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

You need to register and pay by 4 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 contact David Webster by telephone on 0401 976 378, e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://nswopen.nswca.org.au
2015 Oceania Zonal
Tournament: 2015 Oceania Zonal
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 04 Jul, 2015
Duration: 7 days

Day 1, 4 July
Players meet - 12.30 pm
Opening Ceremony - 1.00 pm
Round 1 - 2.00 pm

Day 2, 5 July
Round 2 - 10.30 am
Round 3 - 4.30 pm

Day 3, 6 July
Round 4 - 1 pm

Day 4, 7 July
Round 5 - 10.30 am  
Round 6 - 4.30 pm

Day 5, 8 July 
Round 7 - 1 pm  

Day 6, 9 July 
Round 8 - 1 pm 

Day 7, 10 July 
Round 9 - 10:30 am   
Playoff if necessary - 4 pm
followed by Prizegiving 

The Championships are run by norths chess club on behalf of the Oceania Chess Confederation.

Organiser: FIDE International Organiser Norman Greenwood.

Players must be members of a FIDE Zone 3.6 federation (Australian, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Palau, PNG, Solomon Islands).
Prizes *
1st 	$2,000
2nd 	$1,000
3rd 	$600
4th	$350 
5th 	$250 
6th	$200 
7th	$150 
Rated U2000 	$200 
Rated U1800 	$200 
Rated U1600 	$200 
1st 	$1,000
2nd  	$500
3rd  	$400
Women's rating prizes will be considered in light of entry numbers.

* Limit of one prize per player. 
* Unrated players are ineligible for rating prizes.
* See tiebreak conditions below.

Winners will represent Zone 3.6 in the 2015 World Cup. 

Titles will be awarded in accordance with FIDE regulations.

Before 31 May 2015 the President of each FIDE Zone 3.6 Federation may nominate seeded players to receive free entry and room-share accommodation including breakfast as follows in each of the Open and Women’s championships:

Australia (2), New Zealand (1), Fiji (1), Solomon Islands (1), Palau (1), Guam (1), PNG (1).

No expenses or pocket money will be paid.

Link: https://sites.google.com/site/2015oceaniazonal/home
2015 NSW Rapid
Tournament: 2015 NSW Rapid
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 12 Jul, 2015
Duration: 1 day

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.

7 rounds from 11 a.m. until approximately 7.30 p.m. 
(Registration closes 10.30 a.m.) 

Time Limit: 20 minutes each per game plus 10 seconds per move. 

Entry Fee: $25 including all titled players

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

ANU Open & U1600
Tournament: ANU Open & U1600
Venue: ANU, Canberra
Start Date: 25 Jul, 2015
Duration: 2 days

contact Shun Ikeda Shun.Ikeda@anu.edu.au 

Recent Results
2015 NSW State Championship   (Provisional Draw)
20 May, 2015
2015 City of Sydney Blitz
31 Mar, 2015
2015 City of Sydney Championship
24 Mar, 2015
2015 City of Sydney Rapid
22 Feb, 2015
2015 Australia Day Weekender
26 Jan, 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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