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2024 Sydney Chess Championships
Tournament: 2024 Sydney Chess Championships
Venue: James Ruse Agricultural High School
Start Date: 06 Jul, 2024
Duration: 5 Days

The NSW Chess Association, on behalf of the Rooty Hill Chess Club, presents, the 2024 Sydney Chess Championships.

Three Tournaments:
Sydney Open Chess Championships 
Sydney Classic Chess Championships
Sydney Blitz Chess Championships

Time Control: 
Open: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Classic: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Blitz: 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move

$13,000+ Prize Money
10 x Chess.com Diamond Memberships

Entry Fees:
Please visit the website for full entry fees.
Early Bird (Before June 1st)
Normal (From June 1st to June 30th)
Late (From 1st of July)

Free Entry for GM/WGM/IM/WIM if entered before 1st of June

30% Discount for FM/WFM if entered before 1st of June

10% Discount for players over 2000 ACF/FIDE if entered before 1st of June.

Discounted entry applies to concession players. 

Chief Organiser: Winston Zhao Chen
Chief Arbiter: IA Charles Zworestine
Deputy Chief Arbiter: IA Peter Tsai
Arbiter: NA Bevan Clouston
Arbiter: FA Winston Zhao Chen

Please email winston@rootyhillchessclub.org for any questions. 

Website: https://sydneychesschampionships.rootyhillchessclub.org

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: https://sydneychesschampionships.rootyhillchessclub.org/
2024 NSW Rapid                  
Tournament: 2024 NSW Rapid
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 21 Jul, 2024
Duration: 1 day

10:00	Registration
10:30am	Round 1

Number of Rounds: 7
Time Control: 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

Time Limit: 15 minutes each per game plus 10 seconds per move. 

Entry Fee:
If registered on 19 July: 	$35 including all titled players
If registered on 20 July: 	$50 including all titled players

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 13 years of age must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times.
• You need to register and pay by 19 July to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Absolutely no entries will be accepted on the day.
• 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 2024 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• 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

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NSWCA Mailing List (28 Mar, 2024)
Please use the following link to subscribe to the NSWCA mailing list and keep updated on upcoming events! http://eepurl.com/bmSiX9
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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