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Events & Tournaments

If you want to play chess tournaments in Melbourne you're in the right place. The MCC hold around 16-20 tournaments a year which range from 2 days long to one night per week events held over a couple of months. If it's your first chess tournament in Melbourne you can expect to find yourself alongside novice, intermediate and master level players, kids and adults, in a friendly but competitive atmosphere. Check out the tournaments below and don't forget about our weekly allegro on Saturday. If you play school chess in Melbourne or Victoria then the MCC is the next step.
What do "Swiss", "Round Robin", "90 + 30" etc mean?

Completed & Current tournament info (including viewable games):                                                                                      Click below for:                                  
                                       
  1. Malitis Memorial                                                                            
  2. MCC Open
  3. Cup Weekender
  4. Bob Brooking RRs
  5. The Christmas Swiss
  6. 2012 Crosstables.
  7. Games from 2011-12 transcribed by arbiter Carl Gorka

JANUARY
Australia Day Weekender
January 26th – 29th
7 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee: $65 ($55 concession) less $10 MCC members
FEBRUARY
MCC Club Championship
Monday February 6th – Monday April 16th (no play March 12th due to Ballarat tournament and April 9th due to Easter)
9 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fees: $75 ($65 concession) All players must be MCC members

Blitz Marathon: Summer: February 5th
MARCH

APRIL
City Of Melbourne Open
Monday April 30th – Monday July 2nd (no play June 11th due to Queens Birthday event)
9 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fees: $75 ($65 concession) less $10 MCC members

ANZAC Day Weekender
April 21st – 22nd and 24th – 25th
7 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee: $75 ($65 concession) less $10 MCC members

Blitz Marathon: Autumn: April 29th
MAY

JUNE

JULY
Edwin Malitis Memorial
Monday July 16th – Monday August 27th
7 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fees: $65 ($55 concession) less $10 MCC members

Blitz Marathon: Winter: July 22nd
AUGUST

SEPTEMBER
MCC Open
Monday September 10th – Monday November 12th (no play November 5th due to Cup Weekend event)
9 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee: $75 ($65 concession) less $10 MCC members

Fitzroy Skittles
September 2nd 
Losing points allegro (points allocated based on rating)
Time control: 15 minutes per player for the whole game
Entry Fee: $25 MCC members, $35 non-members
OCTOBER
Bltiz Marathon: Spring: October 14th
NOVEMBER
Bob Brooking Round Robins
Monday November 19th – Monday December 17th
5 round (6 player) round robins, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee: $60 ($50 concession) less $10 MCC members

MCC Cup Weekender
November 2nd – 6th 
9 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee: $100 ($90 concession, $80 for under 18s) less $10 MCC members

MCC Allegro Championship
November 24th – 25th
13 round Swiss
Time control: 15 minutes per player for the whole game
Entry Fee: $35 less $10 MCC members
(the highest scoring MCC member will win the title of “MCC Allegro Champion”)

MCC Blitz Championship 
A November or December date to be announced, likely to be the same day as the AGM
Time control: 5 minutes per player for the whole game
Entry Fee: $25 MCC members, $35 non-members
(the highest scoring MCC member will win the title of “MCC Blitz Champion”)
DECEMBER
Christmas Swiss
December 14th – 16th
6 round Swiss, FIDE/ACF rated
Time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee: $65 ($55 concession) less $10 MCC members