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2024 Australia Day WeekenderPayPal Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW 27 Jan, 2024 2 days
Tournament: 2024 Australia Day Weekender
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 27 Jan, 2024
Duration: 2 days
Details:

 

    Saturday					Sunday
10:30am	Round 1		10:30am	Round 4
  2:00pm	Round 2		  2:00pm	Round 5
  5:30pm	Round 3		  5:30pm	Round 6
  					  8:45pm	Prize giving

Prizes Fund: $2365
Open:	1st $500     2nd $350     3rd $300     4th $225
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $200 2nd $130- subject to 5 players  in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move

Entry Fees:		
If registered by 25 January: Standard: $67.00 Pensioner: $57.00
If registered on 26 January: Standard: $87.00 Pensioner: $75.00

• The event will be ACF & FIDE rated. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• FIDE Baku acceleration will be used.
• 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 25 January to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Absolutely no entries will be accepted on the day.
• For the Pensioner discount, Pensioner Concession 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 January or full entry fees must be paid.
• 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 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.
• For further information e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au
• 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 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.


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Register: Register Online Entries List
2024 Pirtek Newcastle Open City Wests Club, King/Union Streets Newcastle 17 Feb, 2024 2 days
Tournament: 2024 Pirtek Newcastle Open
Venue: City Wests Club, King/Union Streets Newcastle
Start Date: 17 Feb, 2024
Duration: 2 days
Details:

 

Venue: West City Club - New
Corner King and Union Streets, Newcastle
https://www.westsnewcastle.com.au/clubs/wests-city

Saturday 17th, February 2024 & Sunday 18th, February 2024

Saturday:  1. 10:30am     2. 1:30pm    3. 4:30pm
Sunday:  4. 10am Sharp   5. 12:25pm    6. 2:45pm Prizegiving 5:10pm

Prizes will be provided for an open division and at least one graded (reserve) division.
Thanks to sponsorship by Pirtek Newcastle the prize pool is expected to be in excess of $2500.

Registration:
 Saturday, 11th February from 10:00am - Sharp (Club opening time)

Entry fees $60 full entry, $50 concession
Entry fees will be waived for titled players (international grand masters and international masters) provided we receive notice of intention to play by 20th January.

Payments can be made online to
Newcastle District Chess Association
Newcastle Permanent
BSB: 650000
Account number: 959460808 
Please make sure your payment has clear identification

All entrants need to be a financial member of NSW Chess Association for 2024 or join on the day. Juniors are welcome.

Enquiries and entries: rongroenhout@syneca.com.au
02 4954 9272 / 0414 57 1111

• Default time is 30 minutes - ie 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.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://newcastlechess.club
2024 City of Sydney BlitzPayPal Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW 03 Mar, 2024 1 day
Tournament: 2024 City of Sydney Blitz
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 03 Mar, 2024
Duration: 1 day
Details:

 

2pm Registration
2:30pm Round 1

Number of Rounds: 9
Time Control: 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move

Entry Fee:
If registered by 1 March: 		$35 including all titled players
If registered on 2 March: 		$50 including all titled players

Prizes: 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 1 March 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.
• 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.
• 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
2024 City of Sydney RapidPayPal Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW 21 Apr, 2024 1 day
Tournament: 2024 City of Sydney Rapid
Venue: Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW
Start Date: 21 Apr, 2024
Duration: 1 day
Details:

 

DGT Live Games Broadcast: https://lichess.org/broadcast/2024-nswca-city-of-sydney-rapid/round-1/U1CsxRsn

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 April: 	$35 including all titled players
If registered on 20 April: 	$50 including all titled players

Prizes: 
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 1 March 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.
• 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.
• 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
2024 Wollongong ANZACs Rapid Wollongong Collegians 3A Charlotte St Wollongong, NSW 2500 27 Apr, 2024 1 day
Tournament: 2024 Wollongong ANZACs Rapid
Venue: Wollongong Collegians 3A Charlotte St Wollongong, NSW 2500
Start Date: 27 Apr, 2024
Duration: 1 day
Details:

 

Free parking is available at the venue.

When: Saturday 27 April

Schedule: 10:30am Registration
11:00 am Round 1
Prize giving approximately 6:30pm

Format: 7 round Swiss

Prizes: 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $200
1800-1600, 1599-1300, 1299 and below $300 in each division
Top Illawarra Junior to receive a term tuition at Wollongong Junior Chess Club (Valued at $170)
Time Control: 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

Entry fees:
If registered by ANZAC day 25 April: $30, free entry for all titled players.
If registering after 25 April: $50 including all titled players.

Entries on the day will be included from round 2 onwards unless the arbiter decides otherwise.

• The event will be ACF & FIDE rated. All foreign players must have a FIDE Identification number.
• All minors must be signed into Collegians Wollongong (the playing venue) by an adult.
• Outside of main playing area, minors must be accompanied by an adult.
• You need to register and pay by 25 April to be eligible for the early entry fee.
• Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for
rating-restricted prizes.
• All NSW resident players must be full members for 2024 of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
• To be eligible to win the title of Wollongong ANZAC Rapid Champion the player must live within Illawarra or
Shoalhaven region.
• By entering the event, players acknowledge decisions of the organiser, Wollongong Chess Club (WCC) are final.
• For further information email illawarrachess@gmail.com or visit the WCC or NSWCA websites: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143239717890884/ (WCC) www.nswca.org.au (NSW Chess)

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
Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pkeuIcYTXxV68vm0bljnwOzvGD0PwmfTWI9NoMsrlgM/viewform?edit_requested=true
Chatswood Checkmate AllegroPayPal The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 19 May, 2024 1 day
Tournament: Chatswood Checkmate Allegro
Venue: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Start Date: 19 May, 2024
Duration: 1 day
Details:

 

ENTRIES CLOSED


The tournament will take place in the foyer of the Concourse.

10:30am	Round 1

Number of Rounds: 7

Time Limit: 10 minutes each per game plus 5 seconds per move. 

Entry Fee:
If registered by 17 May: $25 including all titled players
If registered on 18 May: $35 including all titled players

Prizes: 
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.
• You need to register and pay by 17 May 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.
• Chatswood is a major transport hub with buses and trains nearby. There is parking available underneath the Concourse at $8 for the day.

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
2024 NSW Open Novotel Sydney West HQ 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill NSW 2766 07 Jun, 2024 4 days
Tournament: 2024 NSW Open
Venue: Novotel Sydney West HQ 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill NSW 2766
Start Date: 07 Jun, 2024
Duration: 4 days
Details:

 

Novotel Sydney West HQ
55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill NSW 2766 

Schedule:

Friday:
7:30pm Round 1
Saturday:
10:30am Round 2
3pm Round 3
Sunday:
10:30am Round 4
3pm Round 5
Monday:
10:30am Round 6
3:00pm Round 7
7:30pm Prizegiving


FIDE time control 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move from move 1

Open Prizes
1st $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $650, 4th $550, 5th $400
U2000-1800 1st $300, 2nd $175 U1800 1st $300, 2nd $175

Minor (U1600) Prizes
1st $1000, 2nd $600, 3rd $500, 4th $350, 5th $300 Unrated $150
U1400-1200 1st $300, 2nd $175 U1200 1st $300, 2nd $175

Conditions
The Open Division will be FIDE and ACF rated. The U1600 will be ACF rated. Players who are not Australian citizens or have a permanent residency visa must have a FIDE ID number to enter the Open tournament. This can be obtained from their national federation.

All players under 13 years of age must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times.

Entry in the Open section is restricted to players with an ACF standard rating of at least 1400 or a FIDE standard rating of at least 1600. 

You need to register and pay by 5 June to be eligible for the early entry fee.

Absolutely no entries will be accepted on the day

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 5 June or full entry fees must be paid.

Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes, including 1st-5th prizes in the Minor.

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 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 contact e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website: www.nswca.org.au

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 3 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://nswopen.nswca.org.au
2024 Rooty Hill Open Championships West HQ (Rooty Hill Chess Club) 11 Jun, 2024 10 weeks
Tournament: 2024 Rooty Hill Open Championships
Venue: West HQ (Rooty Hill Chess Club)
Start Date: 11 Jun, 2024
Duration: 10 weeks
Details:

 

2024 Rooty Hill Open Championships
Open to both members and non-members.

FIDE Standard and ACF Normal Rated Chess Tournament
10 Round Swiss using FIDE Endorsed Baku Acceleration
Time Control:
90 minutes + 30 seconds per move

Entry Fees:
Members: $35 for Adults and Juniors | $25 for Concession
Non-Members: $50 for Adults and Juniors | $40 for Concession

Concession entry applies to pensioners (age, disability, and veteran) and tertiary students under 25.

Entries close Sunday, 9th June 2024. Late entries incur a $20 late fee.

Prize Money: Total $2250

Overall	Junior	Rating
1st: $750	1st: $200	U1750 ACF: $150
2nd: $450	2nd: $100	U1500 ACF: $150
3rd: $250	3rd: $50	U1250 ACF: $150
In the case of a tie, prize money is split between players. Players are only eligible for one prize.
Players who obtain more than one prize will receive the higher eligible prize.

Clocks start at exactly 7:15 pm. Default time 7:45 pm.
You will be withdrawn from the tournament if you are not present by the default time without a valid reason. To be included back in the draw, you must pay a $10 penalty fee.

Email: byes@rootyhillchessclub.org

Chief Arbiter: Winston Zhao Chen

Link: https://www.rootyhillchessclub.org/2024-rooty-hill-open-championships/
2024 Sydney Chess Championships James Ruse Agricultural High School 06 Jul, 2024 5 Days
Tournament: 2024 Sydney Chess Championships
Venue: James Ruse Agricultural High School
Start Date: 06 Jul, 2024
Duration: 5 Days
Details:

 

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

Live Games: https://sydneychesschampionships.rootyhillchessclub.org/prizes/

Entries closed! 193 players! Entries made after the 4th of July are not guaranteed a game in Round 1.


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 PayPal Sydney Academy of Chess Level 2 Suite 2 1-17 Elsie Street Burwood, NSW 21 Jul, 2024 1 day
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
Details:

 

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

Prizes: 
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
2024 New England Open Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club (“Servies”) 137 Dumaresq St, Armidale 14 Sep, 2024 2 days
Tournament: 2024 New England Open
Venue: Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club (“Servies”) 137 Dumaresq St, Armidale
Start Date: 14 Sep, 2024
Duration: 2 days
Details:

 

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

Schedule
Saturday 14th
10:00am - 10:45 - Registration
11:00am - Round 1
2:00pm - Round 2 
5:00pm - Round 3

Sunday 15th
9:00am - Round 4 
12:00pm - Round 5 
3:00pm - Round 6 
6:00pm or finish - Prizegiving

Please note: entrants U18 must have an adult in attendance.

Cost
$35 - Adults
$25 - Concession.
A late fee of $10 applies to entries after Friday 6 September (entries on the day are accepted).

How to sign up: Email your name, date of birth, ACF rating and postcode to chessinarmidale@gmail.com. (You do not need an ACF rating to enter)

Please confirm your registration by depositing your entry fee to 
Account Name: Armidale Chess Club: 
BSB: 932-000 
Account Number: 725956 
and adding name of the entrant and “NEO” as the reference.

Enquiries: Please email chessinarmidale@gmail.com for any enquiries.

Brochure: Download Brochure
Link: http://www.armidalechessclub.org/