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Up Coming Tournaments
2018 Australia Day Weekender                  
Tournament: 2018 Australia Day Weekender
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 27 Jan, 2018
Duration: 2 days
Details:

    Saturday	    	    	 	Sunday
10am – 10:45am 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
Prizes Fund: $2340 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 January 26th:  Adult: $57.00 Junior [U18]: $52.00 Aged Pensioner: $48  
If registered after January 26th: Adult: $75.00 Junior [U18]: $68.00 Aged Pensioner: $63     

• The tournament will be ACF rated.
• You need to register and pay by 26 January 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• For further information e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au
• All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Register: Register Online Entries List
2018 Newcastle Open
Tournament: 2018 Newcastle Open
Venue: Gallipoli Legion Club, Hamilton
Start Date: 10 Feb, 2018
Duration: 2 days
Details:

Venue: Gallipoli Legion Club
3-5 Beaumont St, Hamilton, NSW 2303

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

Dates: Saturday 10 February 2018
       Sunday 11 February 2018

Registration: Saturday from 9:30 am


Rounds: Saturday: 10:30am 1:30pm 4:00pm
        Sunday: 10:30am 1:30pm 4:00pm

Prize Money: Major – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
             Divisional – number of prizes subject to entry fees collected
             Prize for game with best sacrifice


Entry fees: Adults $60, Concession $50

Cheques payable to Newcastle District Chess Association

NB 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.

Players who have not appeared 30 minutes from the posted start time will have their game deemed lost


Contacts: Ron Groenhout 02 4954 9272 email: rongroenhout@syneca.com.au
          Brett Saunders 0428 792 579 email: besaunders@hotmail.com.au

2018 City of Sydney Rapid                  
Tournament: 2018 City of Sydney Rapid
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 25 Feb, 2018
Duration: 1 day
Details:

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:
If registered by 24 February: 	$25 including all titled players
If registered after 24 February: 	$35 including all titled players

Prizes: 
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. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• You need to register and pay by 24 February to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 10 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2017 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.
• 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
2018 City of Sydney Blitz                  
Tournament: 2018 City of Sydney Blitz
Venue: Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 11 Mar, 2018
Duration: 1 day
Details:

11 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. 
(Registration closes 10.30 a.m.) 

Number of Rounds: 9
Time Control: 5 minutes per player

Entry Fee:
If registered by 10 March: 		$25 including all titled players
If registered after 10 March: 	$35 including all titled players

Prizes: 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.
• You need to register and pay by 10 March to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2017 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.
• 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

Recent Results
2017 NSW Blitz Championship
05 Dec, 2017
2017 NSWCA August Weekender
21 Aug, 2017
2017 NSW State Championship
27 Jul, 2017
2017 NSW Rapid Championship
11 Jul, 2017
2017 City of Sydney Blitz
12 Mar, 2017

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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