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

Update (31/12/2020): Due to the new restrictions, masks must be worn while inside the club premises

The over the board Saturday MCC Allegro 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, updated for 'COVID Summer') and there will be density restrictions and other COVID-safe policies put into place. 

As such, with the new 'COVID Summer' restrictions, this tournament will be limited to 62 people. If there are 50 or fewer entries then only the main playing area will be used. If there are between 50 and 62 entries then the smaller playing area will also be used.

In addition, a condition of entry is that all persons coming to the club must scan the MCC QR Code (available at the club premises) to sign in upon entering the premises.

To join, we highly recommend you first register through Tornelo. This discourages the use of cash and allows the organisers to estimate attendance for each session. Tornelo asks for contact details and will act as a backup electronic register. 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.

MCC COVID-plan (updated for 'COVID-summer': https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jSVkdW2GTJdQtq-6TH8EEEhBURu5f_NW/view?usp=sharing

To registerhttps://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-allegro-over-the-board--7

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). Late Fee: There is a $5 fee for registering for the Allegro late (after 2 pm) using cash. There is no penalty for registering for the Allegro late if entering online. 

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.

Discuss on chess chat: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17834-MCC-Allegro-2020


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