2021 MCC City of Melbourne Open (1 Feb - 5 Apr)

2021 City of Melbourne Open

Due to current variability in the COVID restrictions, MCC has decided to swap the timing of its Monday night tournaments in the first half of 2021.

Therefore the first MCC Monday night tournament in 2021 will be the City of Melbourne Open, with the Club Championship to follow afterwards.

Total limit of 60 players (per MCC’s current COVID protocols)

Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

9 Round Swiss Tournament, ACF and FIDE rated

Time Control
90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move.
Forfeit time is 30 minutes after the advertised start time.

Entry Fee
$75 Full Member, $65 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members).
Early bird discount of $10 if paid by Saturday 30th January.
Club member GMs/WGMs, IMs/WIMs, and FMs/WFMs free.
Non-Victorian GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs not resident in Victoria free.

Round 1: Mon 1st Feb, 7.15pm
Round 2: Mon 8th Feb, 7.15pm
Round 3: Mon 15th Feb, 7.15pm
Round 4: Mon 22nd Feb, 7.15pm
Round 5: Mon 1st Mar, 7.15pm
(No round on Mon 8th Mar due to Begonia Open)
Round 6: Mon 15th Mar, 7.15pm
Round 7: Mon 22nd Mar, 7.15pm
Round 8: Mon 29th Mar, 7.15pm
Round 9: Mon 5th Apr, 7.15pm

Player may take up to two half point byes for rounds 1-7.
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 start of the event.

Prizes (Provisional)
$2100 prize pool

1st: $600
2nd: $400
3rd: $200
Rating 1: 1st-$200, 2nd-$100
Rating 2: 1st-$200, 2nd-$100
Rating 3: 1st-$200, 2nd-$100
Brilliancy prize: $40 book voucher at club bookshop

In Chess Chat tournament discussion thread

Arbiter: Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426 731 726, lehak10@hotmail.com).

Organiser: Thai Ly (0421 912 296, melbchessclub@gmail.com).

Further Questions

Registration of entry can be done by Registering on Tornelo: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/2021-mcc-city-of-melbourne-open, contacting the Tournament Organiser or by entering in person at MCC prior to the scheduled close of entries.

Discuss on ChessChat: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?18294-2021-MCC-City-of-Melbourne-Open-(1-Feb-5-Apr)

Due to a recent MCC Committee decision, registration of entries and payment of entry fees will now be via Tornelo, for all MCC classical time tournaments until further notice.

Formerly, this function was done through the MCC website. However, this has now changed following the successful use of Tornelo for this function in both the MCC Allegros and for the Greg Hjorth Online Classic.

Please note that Tornelo will not be used for pairing or rating purposes. As the tournament is FIDE and ACF rated, the arbiter will use a compliant pairing program (i.e. Vega) instead.