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Tournament Calendar 2010

Melbourne Chess Club Calendar for 2010


JANUARY:        

  Australia Day Weekender Sat. 23th – Mon 24th January

7 round Swiss, ACF rated.

Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Grand Prix Class 1 Event (may be upgraded) 

Time control:  60 minutes + 10 seconds \ move

24th Jan:  Entries close 1:00 pm,

Round 1:  2:00pm, Round 2:  6:00pm

25th Jan Round 3:  11:00am, Round 4:  3:00pm, Round 5:  7:00pm

Entry Fee:  $55 full, $45 concession, $25 u/18, less $10 MCC Members.

 

FEBRUARY:      

  Melbourne Chess Club Championship, A FIDE rated event

9 round FIDE/ACF rated Swiss

Monday 1st February to Monday 19th April; (no play on 8th March due to Ballarat Open. No play 5th or 12th April due to Doeberl/SIO)

Time Control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds \ move

All rounds at 7:00 pm, entries close on Monday 1st February at 6:00 pm


Entry Fee:  $65 Working, $55 concession, all players must be Club Members.

 

Phoenix 1 - 2010

February 18th to March 25th

Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 sec

All rounds: 7:30 pm start

8 player round robin event.

ACF rated

Entries $50 ($40 concession)

 

 

APRIL:        

  Novice Championship

Tuesday 20th April Tuesday 1st June

7 round Swiss ACF rated

Time control 60minutes + 10seconds per move

All rounds: 7:30 pm start 

Entry Fee:  $50 full, $40 concession, all players have to be MCC Members.

 

Phoenix 2 - 2010

April 22nd to June 17th

Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 sec

All rounds: 7:30 pm start  

8 player round robin event.

ACF rated

Entries $50 ($40 concession)

 

 Anzac Day Weekender:  a 7-round Swiss Sat 24th –Monday 26th April

7 round FIDE/ACF rated Swiss

Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Grand Prix Class 1 Event (may be upgraded)

Time Control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds \ move

Saturday 25th April:  Entries close:  10:00 am;

Entry Fee:  $55 full, $45 concession, less $10 MCC Members.

 

MAY:      

  City of Melbourne Open:

9 Rounds FIDE/ACF rated Swiss

Entries close Monday 3rd of May and 6pm.

When:  Mondays at 7:00 pm

Dates:  Monday 3rd of May -Monday 5th July (no play 14th June because of Queen’s Birthday Holiday)

Time Control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds \ move

Entry Fee:  $65 Working, $55 concession, less $10 MCC Members.

 

JULY: 

 Phoenix 3 - 2010

         July 1st to August 26th

         Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 sec

         All rounds: 7:30 pm start

         8 player round robin event.

         ACF rated

         Entries $50 ($40 concession)

 

  Transfer Tournament

Sunday  July 4th

Entries close Saturday July 3rd 6pm 

All rounds: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Entry fee $30 per team (2 players per team), less $10 if one player is an MCC member.

 

 

 

           Fixed Opening Challenge

Tuesday 6th July to Tuesday 17th August

Entries close Tuesday 6th July 7pm 

All rounds: 7:30 pm start 

7 round Swiss

Entry fee $30 ($25 concession) less $10 MCC members.

 

Blitz Marathon 1

Sunday July 11th

Entries close: 9:30 am  

Start Time: 10:00 am

Time Control: 5 minutes per player per game

10 player round robin event. Each player plays each opponent 6 times.

Additional events, based on ratings, if more than 10 players.

Entry fee $30 less $10 for MCC members.

 

    E. Malitis Memorial

Entries close Monday 19th July 6pm

7 round ACF rated Swiss

Mondays at 7:00 pm starting 19th July to 30th August (entries close 6:00 pm on first night)

Time control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds \ move

Entry Fee:  $60 Working, $50 concession, less $10 MCC Members.

 

Victorian Championship 2010

Rounds: Thursdays July 22nd & 29th

  Start: 7:30 pm   

 

AUGUST:   

   Victorian Championship 2010

 Rounds: Thursdays August 12th & 19th

      Start: 7:30 pm   

SEPTEMBER:           

           Phoenix 4 - 2010

           September 2nd to October 28th

           Time Control: 60 minutes + 10 sec

           All rounds: 7:30 pm start  

           8 player round robin event.

           ACF rated

           Entries $50 ($40 concession)

 

          Melbourne Chess Club Open:

9 round FIDE/ACF rated Swiss

Mondays at 7:00 pm from 6h September to Monday 8th November (no play November 1st due to Cup Weekend)

Entries close:  6:00 pm 6th September

Time control:  90 minutes + 30 seconds \ move

Entry Fee:  $65 full, $55 concession, less $10 MCC Members.

 

OCTOBER:



 

BLITZ MARATHON 2

 

‘An event for real chess fanatics!’

 

When: Sunday October 10th, beginning at 10am

 

Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy 3065

 

Format: 10 player round robin (hopefully several, based on playing strength)

               Each player plays each opponent 6 times (54 games in total)

 

Bonus Points: A bonus point will be awarded to a player who defeats an opponent 6-0 (in what is known as a “Fischer score”).

 

Timetable: 9.30am, entries close

                   10.00am, round 1

                   11.00am, round 2

                   12.00 noon, round 3

                   1.00pm, lunch break

                   2.00pm, round 4

                   3.00pm, round 5

                   4.00pm, round 6

                   5.00pm, tea break

                   6.00pm, round 7

                   7.00pm, round 8

                   8.00pm, round 9

 

Time Controls: Blitz (5 minutes per player per game)

 

Prizes: 90% of money collected in entry fees. With a field of 10 MCC members ($200), the prize pool would be as follows (in each group):

1st $80, 2nd $50, 3rd $30, 4th $20

 

Parking: Lots of free parking close to MCC on Sundays. For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

 

Entry Fees: $20 MCC members, $30 non-members

 

Relegation: If there are 2 or more groups, the top two players in a group will book their place in the higher group in the next marathon (early 2011). However, the bottom two players will be relegated to the lower group! In the case of a tie, all involved will move up or down for the next tournament.

 

The relegation concept is so that everyone still has something to play for even if they know that they can not win a prize. This is particularly important in a marathon style event.

 

Conduct: Players are expected to play EVERY game of the event. Withdrawals are not permitted due to the style of the event. Withdrawing from a tournament like this gives each of your unplayed opponents 7 points (not just 1) and thus ruins the whole event for all players involved. Anyone who does not play all games will NOT be permitted to play in this event again. This event isn’t for everyone. If you can not handle it, please do not enter.

 

Advice: Get a good night sleep the night before.

              Prepare for your opponents.

              Arm yourself with chocolate and caffeine drinks.

              Eat a high carb dinner the night before (pasta etc).

              Eat a good breakfast (but not too much).

              Don’t play blitz between rounds.

              Don’t get disheartened if you start badly – there are 54 games!

              This is a marathon, not a sprint!

              This is not work, it’s a fun chess event – enjoy it!

 

Enquiries: For any questions, please contact Grant Szuveges on 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

 


  Novice Open

Tuesday 12th of October to Tuesday 30th of November ( no play Tuesday 2nd of November due to Cup Weekender)

7 round Swiss ACF rated

Time control 60minutes + 10seconds per move

All rounds: 7:30 pm start 

Entry Fee:  $60 full, $40 concession, less $10 MCC Members.


MELBOURNE CHESS CLUB CUP WEEKENDER 2010

Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian GRAND PRIX Category 4 Event

FIDE rated with possible norm opportunities!
 
PRIZES: The following prizes are guaranteed:

1st $1500
2nd $750
3rd $500
4th $250
+ rating prizes totalling $500

SCHEDULE:
Friday 29th October Round 1, 7pm
Saturday 30th October Round 2, 1pm, Round 3, 7pm
Sunday 31st October Round 4, 1pm, Round 5, 7pm
Monday 1st November Round 6, 10am, Round 7, 3.30pm
Tuesday 2nd November Round 8, 10am, Round 9, 3.30pm

BYES:
Half point byes may be taken in any of rounds 1 through 7.
A maximum of two byes per player is allowed.

FORMAT:
9 Round Swiss, FIDE rated (norm opportunities possibly)

TIME CONTROL:
90 min + 30 seconds per move. FIDE rules apply.

VENUES:
Rounds 1-7, Melbourne Chess Club
66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, 3065
ph. 9416-3149
Rounds 8-9, Fitzroy Town Hall
Cnr, Moore Street and Napier Street, Fitzroy, 3065

Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian GRAND PRIX:
Category 4

RATING:
FIDE and ACF rated

ARBITER:
International Arbiter Gary Bekker

PAIRINGS: Swissperfect pairings to be used

PARKING:
For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges  0401-925-075

ENTRY:
GM, IM, WGM, WIM free entry
Adults $85
Under 18s $70

Payable by cash, cheque or direct deposit to the MCC bank account:

Melbourne Chess Club Inc.

Bendigo Bank, Carlton Branch
186-190 Lygon St. Carlton 3053

Account Number 132887126
BSB Number 633-000


Note: If you pay this way, please send an email to Grant Szuveges
stating your name, the amount you have paid, and the date you
paid it.

ACCOMODATION:
A special chess player discount rate has been organised
with the St. Georges Motor Inn (see following post)

ENQUIRES:
Carl Gorka 0406-021-559
Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075

grantszuveges@gmail.com   

                       

NOVEMBER:  

  Allegro Championship

November 20th-21st

11 round Swiss Time control 15minutes per player for the whole game

Entry fee $30 less $10 for MCC members

 

Fitzroy Opens

Entries close Monday 22nd November 6pm

Mondays at 7:00 pm from the 22nd November to the 20th December.

6-player round robin tournaments.

Time control:  60 minutes + 60 seconds \ move

Entry Fee:  $45 Working, $35 concession, less $10 MCC Members.

 

DECEMBER:     

  Christmas Swiss

11 round Swiss

December 18th -19th

Details to be confirmed.

Entry Fee:  $55 full, $45 concession, less $10 MCC Members.

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