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2023 Newcastle Open
Tournament: 2023 Newcastle Open
Venue: WESTS CITY CLUB - NEX Corner King and Union Streets, Newcastle
Start Date: 11 Feb, 2023
Duration: 2 days
Details:

Venue: West City Club - New
Corner King and Union Streets, Newcastle
https://www.westsnewcastle.com.au/clubs/wests-city

Saturday 11th, February 2023 & Sunday 12th, February 2023

Saturday:  1. 1030am     2. 1:30pm    3. 4:00pm
Sunday:  4. 1020am Sharp   5. 1pm    6. 3:30pm

Registration:
 Saturday, 11th February from 10:00am - Sharp (Club opening time)

Pre-registration is appreciated and for further information contact Brett on, 0428 792 579 and/or  besaunders79@gmail.com

Titled players who PRE-REGISTER will receive free entry

Entry fees: Adults $60 and Concession/Juniors $50 

Note: All NSW players are required to be members of the NSW Chess Association to play in this tournament (or to be members of the NSW Junior Chess League - if player is currently under 18). Membership to these organizations can be arranged in person on the day during registration process.

Rate of Play: 60 minutes + 10 sec per move for each player

Players who have not appeared at their designated board by 30 minutes from the posted start time of the round will have their game deemed forfeited & lost

FOR FURTHER INFO -  Website: http://newcastlechess.club

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://newcastlechess.club
2023 City of Sydney Rapid                  
Tournament: 2023 City of Sydney Rapid
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 26 Feb, 2023
Duration: 1 day
Details:

ENTRIES ARE LIMITED TO 80 PLAYERS

7 rounds from 11 a.m. until approximately 7.30 p.m. 

Registration 10:15-10:30am.

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

Entry Fee:
If registered by 24 February: 	$25 including all titled players
If registered on 25 February: 	$35 including all titled players
If registered on 26 February: 	$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. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• All players under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times.
• Entry for players under 18 years of age is restricted to those who have an ACF Quick rating of at least 1100 (if unrated then ACF standard of at least 1100) or a FIDE Rapid rating of at least 1400 (if unrated then FIDE standard of at least 1400).
• You need to register and pay by 24 February 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. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after 10:30am.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard after their time has elapsed shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2023 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• To be eligible to win the title of City of Sydney Rapid 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.
• For further information email tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au
• All prizes not redeemed within 3 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
2023 City of Sydney Blitz                  
Tournament: 2023 City of Sydney Blitz
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 12 Mar, 2023
Duration: 1 day
Details:

ENTRIES ARE LIMITED TO 80 PLAYERS

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 10 March: 		$25 including all titled players
If registered on 11 March: 		$35 including all titled players
If registered on 12 March: 		$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. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• All players under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times.
• Entry for players under 18 years of age is restricted to those who have an ACF Quick rating of at least 1100 (if unrated then ACF standard of at least 1100) or a FIDE Blitz rating of at least 1400 (if unrated then FIDE standard of at least 1400).
• You need to register and pay by 10 March 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. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after 1:30pm.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard after their time has elapsed shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2023 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• 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.
• For further information email tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au
• All prizes not redeemed within 3 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
2023 Dubbo Open
Tournament: 2023 Dubbo Open
Venue: Dubbo RSL Club, Corner Brisbane & Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo
Start Date: 25 Mar, 2023
Duration: 2 days
Details:

Venue:              Dubbo RSL Club, corner Brisbane & Wingewarra Streets, NSW 2830
Length:             6 rounds, 2 days (weekend)
Start/End:          Saturday 25 March - Sunday 26 March
Registration:       9.30 am Saturday 25 March
Start time:         10.30 am Saturday 25 March
Entry Fee(s):       $45 adults, $35 concession, $25 juniors
Rounds:             10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm on Saturday; 
                    9:15 am, 11:45 pa, 2:15 pm on Sunday
Time Control:       Fischer  60 minutes + 10 seconds per move
Prizes:             $450 first prize guaranteed, divisional and junior prizes subject to number of entries
Enquiries to:       Prakashbabu Radhakrishnan 0422 877 165 prakash2009babu@gmail.com and Trevor Bemrose, 02 6884 4096(AH), trevbem@gmail.com
SPECIAL:            All NSW players are required to be either full or associate members of the NSW Chess Association (or members of NSW Junior Chess League if under 18).  Membership can be arranged on the day.

Handicap Blitz – Saturday 8:00 pm

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://home.exetel.com.au/dubbochessclub

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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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