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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.


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 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 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 NSWCA August WeekenderPayPal Arncliffe Scots Club, 29 Burrows Street, Arncliffe 24 Aug, 2023 2 days
Tournament: 2024 NSWCA August Weekender
Venue: Arncliffe Scots Club, 29 Burrows Street, Arncliffe
Start Date: 24 Aug, 2023
Duration: 2 days
Details:

 

ENTRY IS LIMITED TO 90 PLAYERS

    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 22 August: Standard: $67.00 Pensioner: $57.00
If registered on 23 August: 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 22 August 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 22 August 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.


Brochure: Download Brochure
Register: Register Online Entries List
2023 Ryde Eastwood OpenPayPal Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW 30 Sep, 2023 3 days
Tournament: 2023 Ryde Eastwood Open
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW
Start Date: 30 Sep, 2023
Duration: 3 days
Details:

 

Schedule: 
Saturday	    	 Sunday		             Monday
10.15am - 10.30am Registration
11am	Round 1		 10.30am Round 4	     10.30am Round 6
2.30pm	Round 2		 2pm	 Round 5	     2pm     Round 7
6.00pm	Round 3		 (NRL Grand Final)	     5.30pm  Prize-giving


Prize Fund  $3200

Open: 1st $900   2nd $600    3rd $350     4th $270
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $220  2nd $140 - subject to 5 players in each division

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move
Entry Fees:		
If registered by 28 September
Adult: $62.00    Junior [U18]: $56.00   Aged Pensioner: $52  
If registered on 29 September   
Adult: $80.00    Junior [U18]: $72.00   Aged Pensioner: $68     
If registered on 30 September   
Adult: $100.00    Junior [U18]: $92.00   Aged Pensioner: $88 

• The event will be ACF rated
• All players under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times.
• Entry for players under 18 years of age is restricted to those who have an ACF standard rating of at least 1100 or a FIDE standard rating of at least 1400.
• You need to register and pay by 28 September 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 28 September or full entry fees must be paid.
• Players are eligible for 1 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.
• 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.

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
2020 FIDE Arbiters SeminarPayPal St. George Leagues Club 124 Princes Hwy, Kogarah NSW 04 Jan, 2020 6 days
Tournament: 2020 FIDE Arbiters Seminar
Venue: St. George Leagues Club 124 Princes Hwy, Kogarah NSW
Start Date: 04 Jan, 2020
Duration: 6 days
Details:

 

The Chess Association of NSW has scheduled the FIDE Arbiters Seminar, which will be presented by IA Peter Tsai. This course will be held during the 2020 Australian Chess Championships

FIDE website:
https://arbiters.fide.com/seminars/seminar-announcements/1231-fide-arbiters-seminar-sydney-january2020.html

Date: Saturday 4 to Tuesday 7 January and then from Thursday 9 to Friday 10 January 2020
Venue: St George Leagues Club, 124 Princes Hwy, Kogarah, NSW, 2217
Times:

Saturday 4th January          11 am to 1 pm
Sunday 5th January            10 am to 1 pm
Monday 6th January            10 am to 1 pm
Tuesday 7th January           10 am to 1 pm
Thursday 9th January          10 am to 1 pm
Friday 10th January           10 am to 1 pm

Topics:
a) Laws of Chess.
b) Tournament Rules.
c) System of Games, tie breaks.
d) Regulations for the rating and the over the board titles.
e) Swiss system and pairing rules.
f) Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters.
g) Use of the electronic clocks.
h) Anti-cheating Guidelines
h) Examination

Cost:
NSWCA and NSWJCL - $55
Rest of Australia - $100
Oceania - $150
(Examination fees included)

1)	Pay by direct deposit. Commonwealth Bank BSB 062-181 A/C 1011-6372.  Please ensure the attendee’s name appears in the description on the direct deposit details to identify your payment and then send an email to tournaments@nswca.org.au
2)	Pay by PayPal/Credit card via the NSWCA website www.nswca.org.au

Registration and payment questions to Robert Watson via secretary@nswca.org.au
Questions regarding the course, please direct them to Peter Tsai via chess@t-s-a-i.com

Register: Register Online Entries List
2023 NSW Seniors ChampionshipPayPal Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062 21 Oct, 2023 2 days
Tournament: 2023 NSW Seniors Championship
Venue: Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW 2062
Start Date: 21 Oct, 2023
Duration: 2 days
Details:

 

Eligibility: The tournament is open to players who have reached or will reach the age of 50 during 2023.


    Saturday	    	    	       Sunday
10:15 - 10:30am Registration    10:30am    Round 4
11am	   Round 1		1:30pm	   Round 5	
1:30pm     Round 2      	4pm        Round 6
4pm	   Round 3		6:30pm     Prize giving

Prizes Fund: $1675

Open:	1st $400     2nd $250     3rd $150
Rating Divisions: U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400
1st $150 2nd $75. - subject to 5 players in each division

Best 65+: $200 (for players who have reached or will reach the age of 65 during 2023)

Time Control:	60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

Entry Fees:		
If registered by 19 October: Adult: $50.00 Pensioner: $40  
If registered on 20 October: Adult: $70.00 Pensioner: $60
If registered on 21 October: Adult: $90.00 Pensioner: $80     

•  The tournament will be ACF rated.
•  You need to register and pay by 19 October 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 arbiters discretion. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after 10:30am.
•  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 19 October 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
•  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
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