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Inner West Swiss 2014
Tournament: Inner West Swiss 2014
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 1, 30a George St, Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 04 Aug, 2014
Duration: 7 rounds

Start time: 19:30
Entry Fee(s): Entry fee is $40 if you are registered with NSWCA ($50 if not registered with NSWCA)
Early bird discount of $5 if entry fee is received on or before Friday 1st August.
Members of the Sydney Chess Club (run at the same location) will receive a further $5 discount.

Rounds (times and days):     
Round 1	04-08-14	19:30
Round 2	11-08-14	19:30
Round 3	18-08-14	19:30
Round 4	25-08-14	19:30
Round 5	01-09-14	19:30
Round 6	08-09-14	19:30
Round 7	15-09-14	19:30
Arbiter: Brett Tindall
Time Control: 1 hour + 10 seconds / move

Prizes and Awards:              
Based on 20 entries:
1st Prize: $150
2nd Prize: $90
3rd Prize: $60
Best U1800: $60
Best U1600: $60
Best U1400: $60
Best Unrated: $60
Best Junior: $60

Enquiries to details: Call us on (02) 9745 1170 or email joost@sydneyacademyofchess.com.au
Special: Anything else that potential players need to know:  
This is an ACF-rated adult tournament, however juniors may enter if:
a) They have a JCL rating above 600
b) They are part of our Elite Chess Training
c) They have played in adult tournaments with Sydney Academy of Chess in the past

Link: http://sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/tournaments/adult-inner-west-swiss-2014
2014 St George Weekender                  
Tournament: 2014 St George Weekender
Venue: St George Leagues Club, 124 Princes Highway, Kogarah
Start Date: 23 Aug, 2014
Duration: 2 days

Schedule:	    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

Prize Fund $2,340
Based on 60 entries 
Open: 1st $500     2nd $275     3rd $200     4th $150     5th $125     6th $100
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $80 in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

Entry Fees:		
If registered by August 21st       
Adult: $57.00    Junior [U18]: $52.00   Aged Pensioner: $48  
If registered after August 21st   
Adult: $75.00    Junior [U18]: $68.00   Aged Pensioner: $63     

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 U25 can enter at the Junior rate.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Register: Register Online Entries List
Kings Gambit Tournament
Tournament: Kings Gambit Tournament
Venue: Gallipoli Legion Club, Hamilton (Newcastle) only 100 metres from Hamilton Railway Station
Start Date: 14 Sep, 2014
Duration: 1 day

$20 flat entry fee. No discounts.
Registration 9.30 to 10.10am. 
Play to start at 10.30 sharp!

Open and Reserve Division prizes with prize money dependent on the number of entries.

As this is a specialised tournament it is non-rated.

The starting position is e4, e5, f4. Whether Black accepts or declines the gambit is up to him / her.

Seven Rounds with a 20 minute per player guillotine finish time control.

You must score your game up until the 18 minute mark then 2 minutes to finish.

Contact Greg Wilson on 0419 120 265 or check out the NDCA Website at http://cust.idl.com.au/cavalierchess  

Link: http://cust.idl.com.au/cavalierchess
2014 NSW Blitz Championship
Tournament: 2014 NSW Blitz Championship
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 29 Nov, 2014
Duration: 1 day

Registration at 10:30am
Start time 11am
Entry Fee $20
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 50 entries

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

Brochure: Download Brochure

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28 Apr, 2014

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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