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2021 City of Sydney Blitz                  
Tournament: 2021 City of Sydney Blitz
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 16 May, 2021
Duration: 1 day
Details:

The NSW Chess Association invites entries for the 2021 City of Sydney Blitz hosted by Norths

2 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m. 
Registration 1:15-1:30pm. 

Number of Rounds: 9
Time Control: 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move

Entry Fee:
If registered by 14 May: 		$25 including all titled players
If registered on 15 May: 		$35 including all titled players
If registered on 15 May: 		$50 including all titled players

Prizes: 1st $300 2nd $250 3rd $200
U2000-1800, U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
$150 in each division

• The event will be ACF & FIDE rated.
• You need to register and pay by 14 May to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2021 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard after their time has elapsed shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
• To be eligible to win the title of City of Sydney Blitz Champion the player must live within the County of Cumberland
• 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.

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
2021 NSW Open
Tournament: 2021 NSW Open
Venue: The Russian Club, 7 Albert Road, Strathfield 2135 NSW
Start Date: 12 Jun, 2021
Duration: 3 days
Details:

The Russian Club
7 Albert Road
Strathfield 2135
NSW

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

Open Prizes
1st $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $650, 4th $550, 5th $400
U2000-1800 1st $300, 2nd $175 U1800 1st $300, 2nd $175

Minor (U1600) Prizes
1st $1000, 2nd $600, 3rd $500, 4th $350, 5th $300
U1400-1200 1st $300, 2nd $175 U1200 1st $300, 2nd $175

Conditions
You need to register and pay by 10 June 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 10 June or full entry fees must be paid.

Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes, including 1st-5th prizes in the Minor.

The Open Division will be FIDE and ACF rated. The U1600 will be ACF 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

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.

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

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Notice Board
2020 NSWCA AGM Deferred (09 Nov, 2020)
The Annual General Meeting of the New South Wales Chess Association, scheduled for 29 November 2020, has been deferred and is expected to be held during the first half of 2021. NSWCA Council took this decision based on the relief provided to Incorporated Associations during covid 19 by NSW Fair Trading.
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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