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MCC Semi-Open

2019 MCC Semi-Open Enter Entries

  FORMAT: 9 round Round Robin + 9 Round Swiss

10 player Round Robing for top 9 FIDE rated entrants plus the 2018 MCC Semi-Open qualifier (whose entries are registered no later than Saturday 24th August). 9 round Swiss for remainder of entries (Non-eligiblity for prizes for Swiss players rated above the third bottom seeded Round Robin player or as decided by organiser).

Dates:   Monday August 26th – Monday October 21st
Location:   Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

Organiser: Simon Dale (0407834027,
Arbiter: Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426731726,

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:  
   $75 Full Member, $65 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members)
   Early bird discount of $10 if paid by Saturday 24th August
   Free entry for Club Member GMs/WGMs, IMs/WIMs and FMs/WFMs and non Victorian GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs.
   If you want a round 1 bye you must have have fully paid your entry to be paired. Refunds are available if notified 24 hours before the event.

    Round 1: Mon 26th Aug, 7.15pm
    Round 2: Mon 2nd Sep
, 7.15pm
    Round 3: Mon 9th
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 4: Mon 16th
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 5: Mon 23rd
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 6: Mon 30th Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 7: Mon 7th
Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 8: Mon 14th
Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 9: Mon 21st
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: $1000
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