2020 Round-Robin Qualification 2020 MCC Semi-Open Enter Entries

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FORMAT: 9 round Round Robin + 9 Round Swiss

10 player Round Robing for top 9 FIDE rated entrants plus the 2019 MCC Semi-Open qualifier (whose entries are registered no later than Saturday 15th 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 17th – Monday October 12th
Location:   Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

Organiser: Thai Ly (0421 912 296, melbchessclub@gmail.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:  
   $75 Full Member, $65 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members)
   Early bird discount of $10 if paid by Saturday 15th 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 17th Aug, 7.15pm
    Round 2: Mon 24th Aug
, 7.15pm
    Round 3: Mon 31st 
Aug, 7.15pm
    Round 4: Mon 7th 
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 5: Mon 14th 
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 6: Mon 21st Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 7: Mon 28th 
Sep, 7.15pm
    Round 8: Mon 5th
Oct, 7.15pm
    Round 9: Mon 12th 
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 (provisional)
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

2020 Round-Robin Qualification
The winner of the Swiss qualifies to play in the 2020 MCC Semi-Open Round-Robin tournament (subject to payment of applicable entry fee). 
Should the winner decline to play, qualification will then pass on to the 2nd placegetter and then on to 3rd placegetter.
The tie-break method to determine rankings of placegetters will be the Buchholz method. The tie-break will be used only to rank players for the purpose of qualification into the 2020 MCC Semi-Open Round-Robin.