2018 MCC Semi-Open Enter Entries

NEW FORMAT: 9 round Round Robin + 9 Round Swiss

This year, the MCC Open has been tweaked to create a new dual-format tournament, the MCC Semi-Open which will comprise (1) a 9 rounds round-robin event for the top 10 players and (2) a 9 round Swiss open event for the rest of the field.

Note:Round-Robin players must enter by Thursday 23 August 2018. This is to allow the pairings for the Round-Robin Tournament to be set several days before Round 1.

Dates:   Monday August 27th – Monday October 22nd
Location:   Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

Organiser: Simon Dale (0407834027, scd@thecrag.com)
Arbiter: Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426731726, melbchessclub@gmail.com)

Format9 round Round Robin + 9 Round Swiss, ACF & FIDE rated
Time control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
    (Half hour forfeit time from published start time)
Entry fees:  
   $65 Full Member, $55 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members)
   Club Member IMs & FMs free. IMs not resident in Victoria free.

    Round 1: Mon 27th Aug, 7.15pm
    Round 2: Mon 3rd Sep
, 7.15pm
    Round 3: Mon 10th
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 4: Mon 17th
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 5: Mon 24th
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 6: Mon 1st Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 7: Mon 8th
Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 8: Mon 15th
Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 9: Mon 22nd
Oct, 7.15pm 

Byes: Up to two half point byes for rounds 1-7.

Results/Pairings: On Chess Chat tournament discussion.


Round-Robin Tournament (Guaranteed!)
1st: $700
2nd: $400

Swiss Open Tournament
$1200 prize pool (based on 40 paying players, may be adjusted up or down depending on actual numbers)
Field will be divided into three prize divisions:
Prize category 1: 1st-$260 & 2nd-$140
Prize category 2: 1st-$260 & 2nd-$140
Prize category 3: 1st-$260 & 2nd-$140
Brilliancy prize (over both Tournaments): $40 book voucher at club bookshop