2016 MCC vs Rest of Victoria Match Enter Entries

Melbourne Chess Club versus Rest of Victoria Match. Game on!!!!

Dates:   Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016
 
Registerhttps://mcc.enter.services/2016-tournaments/mcc-vs-rov-registration
 
Entrieshttps://mcc.enter.services/2016-tournaments/mcc-vs-rov-entries
 
Location:   Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

Organiser:  Thai Ly (0421 012 296, melbchessclub@gmail.com
 
Arbiter: Gary Bekker (0418 142 258, gbekkerchess@gmail.com)

Format:  4 Round Match, ACF & FIDE rated
                                      
Time control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds per move

Entry fees:   Free for GMs and IMs
                        $30 for all other players.
                        Maximum capacity 96 players (48 per side).

Timetable: 
  Round 1: Sat 19 Nov, 10:30am

  Round 2: Sat 19 Nov, 3:.30pm
  Round 3: Sun 20 Nov, 10.30am
  Round 4: Sun 20 Nov, 3:30pm
 
Results/Pairings:         On Chess Chat tournament discussion.


Eligibility:

All players must be a current member of a Chess Victoria (CV) affiliated club.

The MCC team may only consist of current MCC members.

The RoV team may only consist of current ACF registered players residing in Victoria (including overseas players residing in Victoria).

If a player is a member at both MCC and one or more other CV affiliated club, then that player must, upon registration of his or her entry, elect which team he or she will play for.

The number of boards in the match will depend on the number of players in the team with the lesser number, provided that the lesser number does not exceed 48. The number of boards shall be capped at 48.

Where the number of boards is not a multiple of 4, then the match organiser will have the discretion to amend the format of the match to accommodate the extra players for pairing purposes.

Players will be ranked for each team in accordance with their current FIDE rating (and if they do not have a FIDE rating, their ACF rating). These rankings will then be used for pairing purposes.


Game Pairings:

Pairing for the match will be done on the basis that the match consists of a series of 4-board Scheveningen mini-matches.

Essentially, this means that boards 1-4 of MCC will play each of boards 1-4 of RoV, boards 5-8 of MCC will play each of boards 5-8 of RoV and so on.

Illustrative Example

There are 36 entries for MCC and 42 entries for RoV. As the MCC has the lesser number, the number of boards for the match will be 36.

The top 8 ranked players (with FIDE ratings) for MCC are:

1. M1 (2500)
2. M2 (2480)
3. M3 (2360)
4. M4 (2340)
5. M5 (2320)
6. M6 (2300)
7. M7 (2260)
8. M8 (2200)

The top 8 ranked players (with FIDE ratings) for RoV are:

1. R1 (2480)
2. R2 (2420)
3. R3 (2380)
4. R4 (2370)
5. R5 (2360)
6. R6 (2350)
7. R7 (2260)
8. R8 (2240)

The pairings and results for the top Scheveningen mini-match are as follows:

Mini-match 1
Round 1:
M1 1 - 0 R1
M2 1 - 0 R2
R3 ½ - ½ M3
R4 1 - 0 M4

MCC 2.5 – RoV 1.5

Round 2:
R2 0 - 1 M1
R1 0 - 1 M2
M3 0 -1 R4
M4 ½ - ½ R3

MCC 2.5 – RoV 1.5

Round 3:
M1 ½ - ½ R3
M2 ½ - ½ R4
R1 1 - 0 M3
R2 0 - 1 M4

MCC 2 – RoV 2

Round 4:
R4 1- 0 M1
R3 ½ - ½ M2
M3 ½ - ½ R2
M4 0 - 1 R1

MCC 1 – RoV 3

Final Standings:
MCC – 8 RoV – 8
M1 – 2.5 R1 – 2.0
M2 – 3.0 R2 – 0.5
M3 – 1.0 R3 – 2.0
M4 – 1.5 R4 – 3.5



Match Winning Conditions:

The winner of the match will be the team with the greater game score at the end of the match.

If the game score is tied, then the tie-break shall be whichever team wins the first highest ranking mini-match, then whichever team wins the second highest ranking mini-match, then whichever team wins the third highest ranking mini-match and so on till the lowest ranking mini-match.

In the event that after these tie-breaks a winner has not been determined, then the match shall be declared drawn.

Illustrative Example

All 4 rounds of the match are played and the mini-matches results come in as follows:

Mini-match------MCC-------------RoV
1-----------------8-----------------8
2-----------------9-----------------7
3-----------------6-----------------10
4-----------------9-----------------7
5-----------------12----------------4
6-----------------5.5---------------10.5
7-----------------9-----------------7
8-----------------6.5---------------9.5
9-----------------7-----------------9
Total-------------72----------------72

Both MCC and RoV have finished on the same number of game points – 72 points each. Therefore determining the winner requires using tie-breaks.

The first tie-break is the winner of mini-match 1. However, this mini-match was drawn.

The second tie-break is the winner of mini-match 2. The winner of this mini-match was MCC. Therefore, by virtue of this tie-break, MCC is the winner of the match.


Prizes:

Determination of prizes shall use the following methodology.

There shall be a prize pool for each mini-match. The total prize pool for each mini-match shall be equal to $160.

There shall be two prizes for each mini-match:
(1) First prize of $100 to the highest scoring player in the mini-match; and
(2) Second prize of $60 to the highest scoring player in the opposing team to that of the first prize winner.

However, if the opposing team to that of the first prize winner should all score zero, then no second prize shall be given and instead the total prize pool shall be divided equally among the players in the winning team.

If there is 1 or more players on the MCC team and 1 or more players on the RoV team with the equal highest score in a Scheveningen mini-match, then the total prize pool shall be divided equally among all players on the highest score.

First prize and second prize shall be divided equally among all players on the same team whose scores are the highest on their team.

Illustrative Example

Final Standings (of mini-match 1):
MCC – 8 RoV – 8
M1 – 2.5 R1 – 2.0
M2 – 3.0 R2 – 0.5
M3 – 1.0 R3 – 2.0
M4 – 1.5 R4 – 3.5

The highest scoring player from the mini-match is R4 – he wins 1st prize: $100.

The highest scoring player on the team opposing the 1st prize winner is M2 – he wins 2nd prize: $60.

Had M2 and R4 both score 3.5 points each and been equal highest scorers, they would have shared the prize pool: $80 each.