Current 2014 Grand Prix leaders
Last year's winner

Prize pool estimate*
The following prizes are based on 35 paying entries:
1st:    $450
2nd:   $250
3rd:    $150
Rating Group 1: $150
Rating Group 2: $150
* the prize pool is calculated based on a formula which depends on actual costs and entries.

2014 MCC Open.

Dates: Monday Sep 8th – Nov 10th (no play November 3rd due to Cup Weekend event). 7.15pm
Organiser: Simon Dale (
Arbiter: Kerry Stead (0412-862-630,
Rounds: 9 rounds Swiss
MCC Grand Prix: 6th event, 9 points
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry fees: Adult Member: $65, Concession / Junior Member: $55 (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 tournament discussion.
Links: Current entry list
Advice on parking
Chess chat discussion
ACF Rating List
Round 1: Mon 8th Sep, 7:15pm
Round 2: Mon 15th Sep, 7:15pm
Round 3: Mon 22nd Sep, 7:15pm
Round 4: Mon 29th Sep, 7:15pm
Round 5: Mon 6th Oct, 7:15pm
Round 6:
Mon 13th Oct, 7:15pm
Round 7:
Mon 20th Oct, 7:15pm
Round 8:
Mon 27th Oct, 7:15pm
Round 9:
Mon 10th Nov, 7:15pm

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 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

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.

Are you coming from interstate?

Ask us about billeting. Some of our club members are willing to host interstate families for the weekend.

List of entries

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First nameLast nameTitleACF Rating
First nameLast nameTitleACF Rating
Jack Puccini  2120 
Justin Penrose  1974 
Thai Ly  1953 
David Lacey  1924 
Marko Grabovac  1912 
Richard McCart  1802 
Tristan Krstevska  1750 
Efrain Tionko  1732 
Peter Fry  1710 
Finley Dale  1636 
Christopher Mullen  1379 
Tanya Krstevska  1364 
Joshua Theeuf  1316 
Tanya Kolak  1302 
Simon Dale  1257 
Michael Vainer  1087 
Michael Pearson   
Paul Spenser   
Dylan Pleiter   
Showing 19 items