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John Purdy Memorial
Tournament: John Purdy Memorial
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 09 Sep, 2014
Duration: 9 rounds over 10 weeks

$2,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund

Nine rounds - Tuesdays from 9 September to 11 November 2014, excluding 14 October. Games start at 7.30 pm; finish by 11.30 pm.

The Purdy Blitz will be held on Tuesday 2 September.

A prize giving ceremony and blitz will be held on Tuesday 18 November.

Format: 9 round FIDE rated Swiss tournament. Pairing by SwissPerfect. 

Time control: All moves in 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move increment from move 1.


Open: 1st = $450 2nd = $250 3rd = $150 4th = $100
Upset: $50 per round (for biggest upset based on rating difference)
Senior: $100 to best Senior (man over 60 or woman over 55) not winning an Open Prize
Junior: $100 to best Junior (under 18) not winning an Open Prize
           (NOTE: Senior and Junior prizes are conditional on 5 entries in each section)
Rating: $100 and $50 for 1st and 2nd in the categories of U2000-1800, U1800-1600, U1600-1400, U1400
The John Purdy Memorial Trophy is awarded to the best scoring member of norths chess club.

Entry Fees: Norths Chess Club Members $40; Non-members $50; Concession $30 (Eligibility: Pensioner; Aged under 18, Student aged under 25).

Entries: Must be received by Tuesday 2 September or a late fee of $5 applies.

Link: http://www.northsydneychess.org/events/John-purdy-memorial
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 Ryde-Eastwood Open                  
Tournament: 2014 Ryde-Eastwood Open
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 04 Oct, 2014
Duration: 3 days

Schedule: Saturday	    	    Sunday			Monday
11am – 12:00pm Registration
12:30pm	Round 1		10.30 am 	Round 4	         10.30 am	 Round 6
3pm	Round 2		1pm		Round 5	         1pm	  	 Round 7
5.30pm	Round 3		(NRL Grand Final)		 4.30pm 	 Prize-giving

Prize Fund  $3200
[based on 70 players]

Open: 1st $700     2nd $450     3rd $250     4th $225     5th $200     6th $170	7th $125
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $160  2nd $110 3rd $90 in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move
Entry Fees:		
If registered by October 2nd
Adult: $62.00    Junior [U18]: $56.00   Aged Pensioner: $52  
If registered after October 2nd    
Adult: $80.00    Junior [U18]: $72.00   Aged Pensioner: $68     

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
2014 Gosford Open
Tournament: 2014 Gosford Open
Venue: Central Coast Leagues Club, Dane Drive, Gosford
Start Date: 25 Oct, 2014
Duration: 2 days

NOT A Grand Prix Event
Guaranteed Minimum Prizes (if at least fifteen players) *
When : Saturday 25th October and Sunday 26th October 2014
Where : Central Coast Leagues Club, Dane Drive, Gosford.
Special note: On the Saturday the tournament will be held in the Parkview Room in 
the main club, but on the Sunday will move to the Bowling Club on the western side of 
Dane Drive, directly opposite the Leagues Club. 

Time limit: 1 hour with 10 sec Fischer Style increments 6 rounds

Saturday Rounds ( Oct 25 )
10am; 1pm; 3:30pm 
Sunday Rounds ( Oct 26 )
10am; 12:30pm & 3pm prizegiving 5:35pm

D.O.P. Keith Farrell
Open 1st $325, 2nd $175, 3rd $100)
Under 1800	Under 1400	
Under 1600	Under 1200 
1st $100 and 2nd $40 in each Division* 

Senior and Junior Lloyd Fell Shield awarded to best performers.

Entry fees $50; $40 concession; $35 juniors
$10 deduction if paid prior to Saturday 19th October

Post entries to - Allen Robinson, CCLCC Treasurer,
20 Bellinger Street, The Ponds NSW 2769

Enquiries : Allen on 0412 607 207 or Keith on (02) 4341 7864 or 0490 011 449 or 

¨	Minimum number of entries in divisions (eg at least 5 to have a second prize)
¨	These guaranteed minimums are calculated on a 30 entrant assumption 
¨	Some prizes will increase if entries exceed 30 - We’ll be as generous as we can afford
¨	Prize Divisions may be banded
¨	Only one prize per player; players provisionally rated after 3 rounds
¨	Best junior may be combined with Lloyd Fell Shield & Cash prizes
¨	Default time is 30 minutes – ie 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.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://gosfordchess.com/Previous/2014/Gosford_Open_2014_advert.htm

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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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