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Coming up soon:

posted 26 Aug 2012, 23:50 by Paolino C   [ updated 18 Sept 2012, 19:06 by simon dale ]
1. THE MCC OPEN (link)

When: Monday 10th September to Monday 12th November (no play Monday 5th November due to Cup Weekender event). 9 consecutive Monday evenings at 7.15pm. Entries close 6pm, 10th September.

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

Format: 9 round Swiss

Time Control: 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move. Forfeit time is 30 minutes after game begins.

Byes: Players may take up to 2 half point byes in rounds 1 to 7. Half point byes are not given in rounds 8 and 9.

Entry Fee: $75 full, $65 concession, less $10 for MCC members. Free for GMs and IMs.

Grand Prix: The event will be part of the 2012 MCC grand prix.

Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

Pairings: Swissperfect will be used for pairings.

Further Questions: Contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

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2.            THE WEEKLY ALLEGRO
                  (Seven 15 minute rounds)
                            More Info here

Come down every Saturday for one of the best weekly events in Victoria. The atmosphere is social, the players vary from masters to novices, and it's welcoming for kids, adults and new chess players.

Entry is $10 for adult members, $7 for adult junior members. If you're not a member yet there's a $5 visitors fee. Become one!
           (link)               November 2nd – 6th
      PRIZES: The following prizes are guaranteed:
                                                        1st $1500
                                                         2nd $750
                                                          3rd $500
                                                          4th $250
           Rating prizes: based on number of entries