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Up Coming Tournaments
2016 Newcastle Open
Tournament: 2016 Newcastle Open
Venue: Gallipoli Legion Club, Hamilton
Start Date: 13 Feb, 2016
Duration: 2 days
Details:

Contact 
Ron Groenhout
rongroenhout@syneca.com.au

2016 City of Sydney Blitz
Tournament: 2016 City of Sydney Blitz
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 1, 30a George St, Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 22 Feb, 2016
Duration: 1 night
Details:

Starting Time: 7.30pm

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

Entry restricted to the first 50 entries.

Entry Fee: $25 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.
• Players are eligible for 1 prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.
• To be eligible to win the title of City of Sydney Blitz Champion the player must live within the County of Cumberland
• 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.
• For more information, please email tournaments@nswca.org.au.
• All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

NOTE: All players must have a FIDE Identification number.

Australian Citizens & Permanent residents without FIDE id numbers will need to provide DOB, Place of Birth and Citizenship 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.

2016 City of Sydney Rapid
Tournament: 2016 City of Sydney Rapid
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues
Start Date: 28 Feb, 2016
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: $25 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
• To be eligible to win the title of City of Sydney Rapid Champion the player must live within the County of Cumberland
• Players are eligible for 1 prize only. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted
prizes.
• 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.
• All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

Brochure: Download Brochure
2016 City of Sydney Championship                  
Tournament: 2016 City of Sydney Championship
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 1, 30a George St, Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 29 Feb, 2016
Duration: 7 Mondays
Details:

Date: 	 29 February 2015 to 18 April 2014 (except 28 March)
Time: 	 7:30pm start      

The tournament will be FIDE & ACF rated 

Tournament format: 7 round Swiss tournament

Time control: 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds per move (from move 1)

Entry Fees:		
If registered by February 26th:  Adult: $57.00 Junior [U18]: $52.00 Aged Pensioner: $48  
If registered after February 26th: Adult: $75.00 Junior [U18]: $68.00 Aged Pensioner: $63 
 
GMs / WGMs, IMs/ WIMs receive free entry, however their entry must be received by the early entry cut off date or full entry fees must be paid.

To be eligible for the concession rate proof of concession must be shown at the beginning of the tournament.


Prizes: The major prizes and ratings prizes will be calculated in accordance with entries and a full list of prizes will be announced before round 4.

• 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.
• You need to register and pay by 26 February to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• There are no postponements allowed in the tournament.
• Up to two half-point byes can be taken provided the arbiter is given one week’s notice.
• No half-point byes will be given in the last two rounds.
• 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.
• To be eligible to win the title of City of Sydney Champion the player must live within the County of Cumberland.
• In event of a tie for first place a playoff match will be arranged to determine the City of Sydney title.
• By entering the event players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.
• For further information contact 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

Recent Results
2016 Australia Day Weekender
02 Feb, 2016
2015 NSW Blitz Championship
03 Dec, 2015
2015 Ryde Eastwood Open
07 Oct, 2015
2015 St George Weekender
24 Aug, 2015
2015 NSW State Championship   (Provisional Draw)
08 Aug, 2015

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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