The Saturday Allegro 2-6 pm (OVER THE BOARD)

The over the board Saturday MCC Allegro trial is continuing. 

This will take place in-line with all COVID-related restrictions. This means that the club will have a COVID-plan in place (see below) and there will be density restrictions and other COVID-safe policies put into place. 

As such, this tournament will be limited to 20 people. We hope to increase this player limit in line with Victorian COVID-restrictions when possible.

To join, you must first register through Tornelo. Tornelo asks for your contact details and will act as an electronic register and our contact tracing system. We do not recommend arriving at the club without first registering in Tornelo as you may miss out on a spot; however, if there is space you may still be entered by the organiser.

Please be patient while we sort out our systems and processes after operating as an online-only-club since March.


To register

Where: the Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Contact: Alexei Khamatgaleev 0426 731 726

Format: 7 round Swiss*, 13 minutes plus 2 seconds per move per person per game (you play all rounds).

Cost: $12 Adult Member, $10 Junior Member, $22 Adult non-Member, $20 Junior non-Member. (GMs/WGMs free, Club Members IMs/WIMs and FMs/WFMs Free)

Prizes: About 80% of the collected entry fee goes back into the prizes. Typically there is an open division and at least two rating group divisions (depending on numbers).

Who plays: Novices to Masters, 8-year-olds to Octogenarians. (If your child is particularly keen then it is possible to play if they are younger than 8 years old.)

* A Swiss tournament means you will play all rounds, each round you are paired with opponents with similar results. If you lose your first round, in round 2 you'll play someone who also lost their first game, if you then win your second round you'll play someone who also has 1/2 points.

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Notes to Organisers

This section is for organisers of the Allegro so we get some consistency. 

Creating tournament
  * Always name the tournament "MCC Allegro (over the board)"
  * Game time 780 seconds + 2 increment
  * Select 'Accept entries on the Tornelo website' option
  * No discounts
  * Require players to pay at time of entry
  * Allow late entries

Arbiter permissions
  * Make sure you grant arbiter permissions to organise tournament

On the day
  * After tournament click the finish tournament and rate the tournament