Current 2014 Grand Prix leaders
Past winners
2013 FM Luke Li
2012 IM Max Illingworth
2011 IM George Xie
2010 FM Teichmann, IM Rujevic, FM Tan
2009 FM Teichmann
$4500 Prizes
1st: $1500
2nd: $800
3rd: $400
U/2200: $300
U/2000: $300
U/1800: $300
U/1600: $300
U/1400: $300
U/1200: $300
Rating groups based on ACF ratings.

2014 MCC Hjorth Open (was Cup Weekender).

The 2014 MCC Cup Weekender has been renamed the 2014 MCC Hjorth Open in honor and memory of Greg Hjorth (1963 - 2011). 

Live games: http://auschess.org.au/acf/live-games/online-dgt-room-a/

Arbiters blog: http://melbournegamescoach.blogspot.com.au/

Chess chat discussion: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?15408-2014-MCC-Hjorth-Open-(was-Cup-Weekender-Oct-31st-Nov-4th)

THE HJORTH OPEN IS NOW FULL. PLEASE EMAIL SIMON DALE (scd@thecrag.com) TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST.

Please note that there is a maximum of 90 players for MCC tournaments. With prize money of $4500, 1st $1500 and 6 rating group prizes this could be a popular tournament so please register early otherwise you might miss out.

Rating groups will be based on ACF rating. Your FIDE rating will be used if the ACF is missing. Pairings will be based on FIDE ratings. 

Because unrated players do not have a rating they are not eligible for rating prizes.

Three new prize categories. $100 - unrated, $100 best under 18 year junior, $100 best under 14 junior (age at start of tournament).


Dates: October 31st – November 4th
Flyer: PDF - Web
Organiser:  Simon Dale (0407 834 027, scd@thecrag.com)
Arbiter:  Kerry Stead (0412-862-630, kerrystead@iinet.net.au)
Rounds: 9 rounds Swiss
Rated: ACF/FIDE
MCC Grand Prix: 7th event, 9 points
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry fees: Adult Member: $85, Concession / Junior Member: $75 (add $10 for non-members) GMs and IMs are free and club member FMs are free.
Brilliancy prize: $40 voucher from MCC bookshop (see 2013 winners).
Notes: Half hour forfeit time. Maximum of two half-point byes allowed (none in rounds 8 & 9)
Results/draw: On www.chesschat.org tournament discussion.
Links: Current entry list
Advice on parking
Chess Chat tournament forum
Facebook event
ACF Rating List
CLICK TO ENTER NOW
Timetable
Round 1: Friday Oct 31, 7pm
Round 2: Saturday Nov 1, 10am
Round 3: Saturday Nov 1, 3.30pm
Round 4: Sunday Nov 2, 10am
Round 5: Sunday Nov 2, 3.30pm
Round 6: Monday Nov 3, 10am
Round 7: Monday Nov 3, 3.30pm
Round 8: Tuesday Nov 4, 10am
Round 9: Tuesday Nov 4, 3.30pm
Payments
By cash, cheque or direct debit:
Bendigo Bank, Carlton
Branch BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 132887126
Account Name: Melbourne Chess Club Inc.
If paying by direct debit, please email melbchessclub@gmail.com stating your name, the amount paid and the date you paid.
Paying on the day is fine.

How to enter

You can enter online by completing our Online Tournament Entry. No need to pay now, either on the day in cash or before the tournament with electronic transfer.

It is much better to enter early because your entry will encourage others to enter and the bigger the tournament the more prizes we can offer. It is ok if you decide later to withdraw, but please let us know.

If the online entry form does not work for you then please let us know on Chess Chat, Facebook, send an email to the Club President, tournament promotor, or arbiter or email to the club email address melbchessclub@gmail.com.

Make sure your name appears on the list below within a couple of days.

If you decide you want to do the competition within 24 hours of the first round, then please call either the promotor or arbiter, or turn up half an hour before the tournament starts.

List of entries

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Max Illingworth IM 2468 2512 
Kanan Izzat IM 2402 2406 
James Morris IM 2366 2401 
Luke Li FM 2348 2384 
Chris Wallis FM 2347 2396 
Igor Goldenberg IM 2346 2359 
Greg Canfell FM 2332 2363 
Eugene Schon  2285 2297 
Ari Dale IM 2274 2327 
Marc Repplinger  2241 2270 
Domagoj Dragicevic FM 2200 2243 
Jack Puccini CM 2200 2173 
Mirko Rujevic IM 2183 2226 
Dusan Stojic FM 2152 2225 
David Hacche FM 2053 2094 
Milenko Lojanica (new)  2053 1983 
Miodrag Milojevic  1994 1957 
Thai Ly  1973 1933 
Marko Grabovac  1964 1948 
Alexandra Jule WIM 1960 1975 
Justin Penrose  1956 1940 
Max Chew Lee  1952 2056 
Omar Khaled Bashar  1938 1895 
Kanishka Premathilaka  1931  
Mehmedalija Dizdarevic  1919 1915 
Tony Davis  1907 1855 
Eamonn O'Molloy  1906 1901 
Ray Yang  1897 1881 
Kris Chan  1891 1792 
Efrain Tionko  1882 1732 
Hoai Nam  1878  
Anthony Hain  1874 1852 
Luis Chan  1859 1858 
Alana Chibnall  1856 1882 
Finley Dale??  1826 1762 
Gyula Plaganyi  1823 1823 
Tom Kalisch  1822 1746 
Richard Voon  1820 1792 
Tristan Krstevski  1818 1760 
Savithri Narenthran WFM 1807 1791 
Zhi Lin Guo  1802 1601 
Rad Chmiel  1783 1750 
Bill Jiang  1753 1669 
Filix Wyss  1746 1668 
Francesco Antoniazzi CM 1740 1619 
Sarah Anton WCM 1734 1640 
Cheng Dai  1727 1650 
John Wildes  1696 1496 
Kai Jie Soo  1687 1842 
Surjeet Singh  1686 1516 
Christopher Mullen (new)  1676 1389 
Shumsheer Ghumman  1659 1659 
Tanya Krstevska  1647 1483 
Mukesh Krishnamurthy  1647 1513 
Damian Van Den Hoff  1634 1460 
John Beckman  1627 1514 
Rebecca Strickland  1606 1540 
Vishal Bhat  1602 1768 
Elliot Renzies  1595 1331 
Regan Crowley  1551 1541 
Samuel Trewin  1533 1141 
Heath Gooch  1531 1472 
Alanna Chew Lee  1519 1358 
Brendan Zou  1506 1460 
Zhi Xin Guo  1489 1140 
Tanya Kolak  1464 1333 
Kayson Wang  1456 1398 
Cassandra Lim  1438 1292 
Christopher Lim  1416 1227 
Jody Middleton  1352 1102 
Brandon Soetanto  1314 0688 
Lousanne Beeren  1292 0935 
Richard Snow  1208 0740 
Dwain Cartledge?  1188 1188 
Alexander Harris  1167 1167 
Aryn Gooch  0827 0827 
Lachlan Chen  0786 1262 
Myiesha Maunders  0349 0349 
Rembrandt Soler   1392 
Martin Stevens    
Jonah Baquial   0882 
Ridley Scott    
Jan Dansalan    
Jacob Day    
Alex Jones    
Spencer Franes    
Jerome Arellano    
Connor Franes    
Charlie Paterson    
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