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Up Coming Tournaments
2020 Nicholson Cup - Odds & Handicap - Cancelled
Tournament: 2020 Nicholson Cup - Odds & Handicap - Cancelled
Venue: PCYC: Young Road and Melbourne Road, Broadmeadow 2292
Start Date: 12 Apr, 2020
Duration: 1 day
Details:

On Sunday, April 12th the Newcastle District Chess Association will be hosting the Nicholson Cup, which is a handicap and odds tournament. This means, based on the ratings of each player competing, the higher rated opponent may have to remove some pieces from their side of the board. It makes for interesting fun!
  -  Entry fee $20 Adults, Juniors $10.
  -  Time control: 15 minutes + 5 Seconds Fischer.
  -  All games will be recorded as a Best Game Prize judged by IM Gary Lane will be available.
-  Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting, Brett Saunders on email – besaunders79@gmail.com  and/or  mobile – 0448 908 612

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT BRETT SAUNDERS

Venue -  https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/newcastle/

Link: http://newcastlechess.club
2020 NSW State Championship - On Hold
Tournament: 2020 NSW State Championship - On Hold
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 26 May, 2020
Duration: 9 rounds over 10 weeks
Details:

10 player round robin 
Closed invitational

Time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move

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.

In the event of a tie for first the title will be decided by a playoff

2020 Newcastle June Rapid
Tournament: 2020 Newcastle June Rapid
Venue: Wests City Club, Corner of King and Union Streets Newcastle.
Start Date: 14 Jun, 2020
Duration: 1 Day
Details:

NEWCASTLE JUNE RAPID PLAY - Sunday, June 14th - This is a RATED Tournament.

On Sunday, June 14th the Newcastle District Chess Association will be hosting the June Rapid Play tournament.
  -  20 minutes guillotine per player.
  -  Entry Fee: Adults $20, Juniors $10. 
  -  Registration from 10am with the tournament to start at 10:30am.
  -  Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting, Brett Saunders on email – besaunders79@gmail.com  and/or  mobile – 0448 908 612

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT BRETT SAUNDERS

Venue -  https://www.westsnewcastle.com.au/clubs/wests-city

Link: http://newcastlechess.club
2020 Newcastle Kings Gambit Tournament
Tournament: 2020 Newcastle Kings Gambit Tournament
Venue: Wests City Club, Corner of King and Union Streets Newcastle.
Start Date: 13 Sep, 2020
Duration: 1 day
Details:

Start/End:    Sunday, 13th September 2020

On Sunday, September 13th the Newcastle District Chess Association will be hosting the Kings Gambit novelty tournament. The starting position is - e4, e5, f4. Black moves first in every game and whether Black accepts or declines the gambit is up to him / her.
  -  Fee: $20 Adults, Juniors $10.
  -  Time Control: 15 minutes + 5 Seconds Fischer.
  -  All games will be recorded as a Best Game Prize judged by IM Gary Lane will be available. 
  -  Registration from 10am with the tournament to start at 10:30am.
  -  Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting, Brett Saunders on email – besaunders79@gmail.com  and/or  mobile – 0448 908 612

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT BRETT SAUNDERS

Venue -  https://www.westsnewcastle.com.au/clubs/wests-city

Link: http://newcastlechess.club

Recent Results
2020 City of Sydney Blitz
09 Mar, 2020
2020 City of Sydney Rapid
24 Feb, 2020
2020 Australia Day Weekender
27 Jan, 2020
2019 NSW Blitz Championship
26 Nov, 2019
2019 Ryde Eastwood CJS Purdy Memorial Open
08 Oct, 2019

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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