2015 MCC Malitis Round Robin and Swiss

Prize pool
The following prizes are based on 40 paying entries:

Round Robin (top 8)
1st: $400
2nd: $250
3rd: $100

Swiss (rest of tournament)
1st: $300 
2nd: $200
3rd: $100 
Rating: $100
Brilliancy prize: (across both tournaments) $40 book voucher or re-imbursment.

Prizes may vary depending on the number of paying entries. Tournament selection and rating prize will be based on FIDE then ACF. Unrated players are not eligible for rating prize but can play in the Swiss and will be eligible for the 1st-3rd prizes.
Dates: Monday 13th July - Monday 24th August
SponsorSponsored by Chess Victoria
Organiser: Sylvester Urban
Arbiter: Gary Bekker (0418 142 258, Gbekkerchess@gmail.com)
Simon Dale (0407 834 027, scd@thecrag.com)
Rounds: Top players in 8 player round robin, rest in 7 round Swiss. ACF & FIDE rated.
Entries possible until round 3 for the Swiss only.
Half point byes available for Swiss rounds 1-5.
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry fees: $55 Full Member, $45 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members)
Club Member IMs & FMs free. IMs not resident in Victoria free.  
Brilliancy prize: $40 voucher from MCC bookshop.
Timetable: Round 1: Mon 13th Jul, 7.15pm
Round 2: Mon 20th Jul, 7.15pm
Round 3: Mon 27th Jul, 7.15pm
Round 4: Mon 3rd Aug, 7.15pm
Round 5: Mon 10th Aug, 7.15pm
Round 6: Mon 17th Aug, 7.15pm
Round 7: Mon 24th Aug, 7.15pm
Results/draw: On Chess Chat tournament discussion.

An 8 player Round Robin has been registered for FIDE (http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_details.phtml?event=107628)

A Swiss tournament has been registered for FIDE (http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_details.phtml?event=107629)

About Edwin Malitis “Edwin (“Eddie”) Malitis, Life Member, was another strong Latvian player who won the Club Championship. He was President in 1972 and 1973. A firm but friendly and modest man, he is remembered for his tireless work as Treasurer for 47 years, a record that will certainly never be broken. He insisted on proper financial management. He stayed with the Club in good times and in bad. An International Arbiter, he directed play in innumerable tournaments. He interested himself in literally all aspects of our activities. A plaque put up in 1992 names him as one of the four pillars of the Club, but he might better be described as the keystone of its arch. He was awarded the Koshnitzky Medal. He died in 2007, and many of us gathered at his funeral. As was said of a very famous man centuries ago, If you seek his monument, look around you.” (From: Robert Brooking, Play On! A Continuing History of Melbourne Chess Club - www.melbournechessclub.org/members/history/club-history)

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Last nameFirst nameTitleFIDE Rating
Last nameFirst nameTitleFIDE Rating
NEDIMOVIC Ljubisa  2206 
RUJEVIC Mirko IM 2179 
NGUYEN Hoai Nam  2156 
GORKA Carl  2116 
PYKE (R1 Postpone) Malcolm  2088 
SCHMIDT Simon  2039 
LY Thai  1974 
BASHAR Omar Khaled  1972 
O'MOLLOY (rd 1 bye/postponement) Eamonn  1946 
LACEY (new) David  1924 
DIZDAREVIC Mehmedalija  1918 
KOVACEVIC Paul  1847 
YU (new) Bobby  1811 
CHMIEL Rad  1798 
FRY Peter  1760 
WYSS Felix  1718 
ASHLOCK (new) Brad  1712 
BEATTIE Roger  1671 
GUO (new) Zhi Xin  1583 
BECKMAN (R1 Bye) John  1568 
KOLAK Tanya (paid)  1526 
PLEITER Dylan  1492 
BEEREN (new) Lousanne  1417 
BARTNIK Natalie  1394 
SNOW Richard  1127 
AHMER (new) Axel   
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