The Saturday Allegro 2-6pm

Every Saturday at 2pm about 50 chess players (from novice to master) meet for a 7 round Swiss Allegro at Melbourne Chess Club. Non-Members welcome.

  • When: every Saturday 2pm (finishes about 6pm)
  • Where: the Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
  • Contact: Elizabeth Warren 0400 405 220
  • Format: 7 round Swiss*, 13 minutes plus 2 seconds per move per person per game (you play all rounds).
  • 2018 Cost: $12 Adult Member, $10 Junior Member (add $10 for all non-Members)
  • 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).
  • Picket Fence Jackpot: Accumulating $10 per week for anybody who get 7/7.
  • Biggest Upset: The biggest rating margin upset win of at least 300 points.
  • 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.