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2022 NSWCA August Weekender                  
Tournament: 2022 NSWCA August Weekender
Venue: ENTRIES ARE LIMITED TO 80 PLAYERS Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 27 Aug, 2022
Duration: 2 days


    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

Prizes Fund: $2865

Open:	1st $650     2nd $450     3rd $350     4th $275
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $230 2nd $150 in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

Entry Fees:		
If registered by August 25th:  Adult: $57.00 Junior [U18]: $52.00 Aged Pensioner: $48  
If registered on August 26th: Adult: $75.00 Junior [U18]: $68.00 Aged Pensioner: $63
If registered on August 27th: Adult: $95.00 Junior [U18]: $88.00 Aged Pensioner: $83     

• The tournament will be ACF rated.
• You need to register and pay by 25 August 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.
• 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, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health 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 25 August 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 for 2022 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• 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.
• 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
• All prizes not redeemed within 3 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Register: Register Online Entries List
2022 New England Chess Open
Tournament: 2022 New England Chess Open
Venue: Armidale District BapDst Church Hall (Saturday) and Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club (Sunday)
Start Date: 17 Sep, 2022
Duration: 2 days

Rounds: 6 Round Swiss Tournament
Rate of Play: 1 hour + 10 second increments

10:30am Saturday (Round 1 to 3) 
Venue - Armidale District Baptist Church Halll (Corner Rusden & Jessie Streets. Carpark entry from Rusden Street)

8:30am Sunday (Round 4 to 6)
Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club (“Servies”) (137 Dumaresq St, Armidale)

Schedule: Saturday 17th
10:30am - Arrive, Morning Tea
11:00am - Round 1
1:30pm - Lunch
2:30pm - Round 2
5:00pm - Round 3

Sunday 18th 
8:30am - Arrive
9:00am - Round 4
11:30am - Lunch
12:30pm - Round 5
3:00pm - Round 6
5:30pm - Prizegiving

DOP:  Richard Torning
Entry Fee: 
$30 - Adults
$20 - Students & Pensioners

Registration to be by Sunday 11th September 2022. Registration to be by phone or email.
Phone (Chris Martin): 0435 528 242 (Text or call) Email: chessinarmidale@gmail.com
For Registration to be complete please transfer the Entry Fee to ... 
BSB: 932-000 (Regional Australia Bank)
Account Name: Armidale Chess Club
Account Number: 100292283
Reference: Your name.

We will also accept cheques if they are received no later than Thursday 15th September.
Mail to: Armidale Chess Club, c/- Unit 1, 4 College Ave, Armidale, NSW, 2350

Awards and Prizes:
Prizes - subject to the number of entries.
The player who wins the tournament will be the New England Chess Open Winner 2022.
The highest scoring player who is a resident of the New England Region will be declared the New England Region Chess Champion 2022.

The games will be rated through the NSW Chess Association. Adult participants must be registered as members with the NSW Chess Association. Juniors, Under 18 years of age, must be members of the NSW Junior Chess League. Raings registration fee will be $10 for all country partcipants

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: www.armidalechessclub.org

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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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