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Brian_Jones
10-10-2009, 02:02 PM
The 2010 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Grand Prix is confirmed. :clap:

Total prizefund is $16,000.

The Tournament Registration Form (for organisers) can be downloaded from http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?site=grandprix

Brian_Jones
17-11-2009, 12:10 PM
Reminder to all organisers.

The registration form is at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/media/main_grandprix.doc

The latest 2010 calendar can be seen at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?p=calendar&site=grandprix&year=2010

Brian_Jones
06-12-2009, 02:49 PM
Reminder to all organisers.

The registration form is at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/media/main_grandprix.doc

The latest 2010 calendar can be seen at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?p=calendar&site=grandprix&year=2010

BUMP

Metro
06-12-2009, 05:37 PM
Guy West Classic VIC Croydon 02/10/10 03/10/10 1 O,J,W,G,U2000,U1600,U
I noticed this one replaces the 2009 Anand tournament.Gattaca would be stoked:D

Watto
06-12-2009, 10:51 PM
I noticed this one replaces the 2009 Anand tournament.Gattaca would be stoked:D
Guy was rather hesitant about the idea of Croydon naming the weekender after him. The impetus came from Croydon CC's president, Richard Goldsmith. However, in 2010 (and possibly well into the future) many of our tournaments will be named after Croydon club stalwarts so within that context Guy agreed to it. We'll kick off with The Waller (Tony) followed by The Wong (N.Y.) and The Frost (Stephen, otherwise known as The Snail King :))

Garvinator
06-12-2009, 11:30 PM
and The Frost (Stephen, otherwise known as The Snail King :))I think calling a long time control tournament The Snail King would be a good idea ;)

Watto
07-12-2009, 08:32 AM
I think calling a long time control tournament The Snail King would be a good idea ;)
Actually I think Frosty scored the blitz tournament! I should add that the calendar hasn’t been finalised yet so I possibly shouldn’t have mentioned any of this but I’m pretty sure it will go ahead as planned… and, as the naming of our weekender came up in this thread, I thought I’d explain it.

I think it’s kind of a nice idea naming tournaments after club members who have contributed significantly in one way or another. Admittedly it’s unusual that they are well and truly alive (the usual custom seems to be to name a tournament after players who have left this earth) but again, I think that’s also kind of nice. As some people might have noticed who attended our weekenders last year, we’ve also decided to put our energies into one weekender as opposed to two.

SHump
07-12-2009, 11:18 AM
I thought The Anand was grand… but I’m sure The Westy Classic can be built into something special. ;)

I think for the GWC (Guy West Classic) we need an A0 size blowup of Guy with the team at the Monash chess club (1985 VCA winners of the A grade premiership) adorned at one end of the playing hall - now that really is a classic!

SHump
07-12-2009, 11:29 AM
BUMP

Brian - I notice the GP entry schedule is to try to get all events into you by the end of the year (with a late fee if not). I was wondering why this is (the schedule I mean, not the fee). For instance, for the New Zealand chess GP, organisers just have to get their tournaments in for the GP one month before it is scheduled.

The Aus GP calendar is currently looking about half full, so I can only encourage those that are not on their yet to apply before falling foul of a potential late fee! For instance, where is Begonia, or Vic Open?

Brian_Jones
07-12-2009, 11:39 AM
Brian - I notice the GP entry schedule is to try to get all events into you by the end of the year (with a late fee if not). I was wondering why this is (the schedule I mean, not the fee). For instance, for the New Zealand chess GP, organisers just have to get their tournaments in for the GP one month before it is scheduled.

The Aus GP calendar is currently looking about half full, so I can only encourage those that are not on their yet to apply before falling foul of a potential late fee! For instance, where is Begonia, or Vic Open?

The closing date for GP tournaments is 15 December. Each year I have tried hard to get organisers to meet this deadline so as to publish a full list of GP events in advance to the press and the sponsors. This is also only fair to the players who plan their year ahead.

In recent years I have been kind to organisers who enter late or add an event at short notice. I have not charged the late entry fee.

But this is unfair to players who find there is a new event at a time/location that they cannot play.

So for 2010 I intend to allow 14 days grace (until the 28 December 2009).

After that the late entry fee of $100 will become payable.

Please bring this to the attention of all tournament organisers (including the State Associations!).

SHump
07-12-2009, 12:30 PM
The closing date for GP tournaments is 15 December.
So for 2010 I intend to allow 14 days grace (until the 28 December 2009).

After that the late entry fee of $100 will become payable.

Thanks Brian - but I can feel the pain of someone trying to organise an event say for Nov-Dec 2010, some 11 months away...

Brian_Jones
07-12-2009, 12:42 PM
Thanks Brian - but I can feel the pain of someone trying to organise an event say for Nov-Dec 2010, some 11 months away...

And what about the organiser who carefully plans his dates well in advance then finds some larger club enters very late and clashes on the same or similar dates?

Most organisers run year after year on the same dates.

But officials are basically lazy when it comes to entry into the GP.

Note that I accept some entries and issue invoices knowing I will get paid later. I am enforcing the tournament entry not the prepayment!

SHump
07-12-2009, 01:14 PM
Thanks Brian, understand where you are coming from.

While I have your attention, and this is really a newbie question, do tournaments (1 or 2 day) that are rapid events also qualify for the GP (if so, I have a lot more entering to do to you ASAP)? For instance, this one... http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=264625&postcount=1

that seems to be the same as the 50th event listed in the 2009 calendar.

All I can see on the GP site of relevance is "The Australian Chess Grand Prix is a series of rated weekend (or extended weekend) chess tournaments held across Australia throughout the calendar year."

Brian_Jones
07-12-2009, 02:34 PM
do tournaments (1 or 2 day) that are rapid events also qualify for the GP

No!


For instance, this one... http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=264625&postcount=1
that seems to be the same as the 50th event listed in the 2009 calendar.

All I can see on the GP site of relevance is "The Australian Chess Grand Prix is a series of rated weekend (or extended weekend) chess tournaments held across Australia throughout the calendar year."

Must be rated as standard games! So maybe the MCC event has changed and must now withdrawn fron the GP. Any comments Grant, Malcolm or anybody?

Bereaved
07-12-2009, 03:33 PM
Hi Brian,

Guess it will not be a gp event now, sorry for any inconvenience, the decision to run it as a rapid is quite a recent one, my apologies for failing to notify you,

Will attempt to chivvy along the registry of the 2010 events this week,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

mikesguns
23-12-2009, 08:52 PM
I've noticed that there aren't many tournaments registered from Melbourne. Are BHCC and MCC going to enter their tournaments soon? There isnt that long left

Brian_Jones
24-12-2009, 08:22 AM
I've noticed that there aren't many tournaments registered from Melbourne. Are BHCC and MCC going to enter their tournaments soon? There isnt that long left

I received the Vic Open registration yesterday and this will be added later today!

But nothing yet from Ballarat, Box Hill or Melbourne Chess Club.

Entries after 28 December 2009 will attract a late entry fee.

2010 GP Calendar at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?p=calendar&site=grandprix&year=2010

mikesguns
25-12-2009, 10:57 AM
I received the Vic Open registration yesterday and this will be added later today!

But nothing yet from Ballarat, Box Hill or Melbourne Chess Club.

Entries after 28 December 2009 will attract a late entry fee.

2010 GP Calendar at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?p=calendar&site=grandprix&year=2010
Didnt Grant tell you which tournaments he wanted in the Grand Prix in this thread http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=11208

Garvinator
25-12-2009, 02:04 PM
Didnt Grant tell you which tournaments he wanted in the Grand Prix in this thread http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=11208
Tournaments should be sent officially, not just via chesschat.

Brian_Jones
26-12-2009, 09:48 AM
Tournaments should be sent officially, not just via chesschat.

Furthermore, I can't see anything about the Grand Prix in Grant's post.

Also, there is the small matter of registration fees to be paid.

Closing date for 2010 GP registrations is extended to 31 December 2009.

Provisional winners for 2009 and the draft calendar for 2010 can be found in the January/February issue of Australasian Chess Magazine.

Current 2010 calendar can also be seen at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?p=calendar&site=grandprix&year=2010

Watto
26-12-2009, 10:40 AM
Furthermore, I can't see anything about the Grand Prix in Grant's post.


Well, he does says something quite specific in post number 3. Hopefully he'll give you the call he mentions to sort it all out.


Hi Brian

Yes, we would like the Aust Day Open, ANZAC Day tournament and Cup Weekend all in the Grand Prix. I assume the Christmas Swiss in not eligeble as a rapid? I will give you a call soon.

Brian_Jones
26-12-2009, 11:31 AM
Well, he does says something quite specific in post number 3. Hopefully he'll give you the call he mentions to sort it all out.

Cannot see anything in this thread by Grant. Are you referring to somewhere else or last year?

Ahha - you are referring to post 3 in the Melbourne Chess Club thread at http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=11208

;)

mikesguns
08-01-2010, 04:36 PM
I see that the Melbourne Cup Weekender and the Begonia Open are only a 1st class Grand Prix event when last year they were both a 3rd class. Is there any reason why this could have changed.

Ninja
08-01-2010, 11:10 PM
I see that the Melbourne Cup Weekender and the Begonia Open are only a 1st class Grand Prix event when last year they were both a 3rd class. Is there any reason why this could have changed.Class is based on prize money :hmm:
Perhaps they have run out of sponsors:uhoh:

Watto
09-01-2010, 07:52 AM
Class is based on prize money :hmm:
Perhaps they have run out of sponsors:uhoh:
I'm hoping they haven't completed their registration fully and it's just a default setting.

Ninja
15-01-2010, 08:13 PM
I'm hoping they haven't completed their registration fully and it's just a default setting.
As Brian has posted *elsewhere*, they have not paid the rego fee for the higher class (yet?)

Brian_Jones
16-01-2010, 08:51 AM
I see that the Melbourne Cup Weekender and the Begonia Open are only a 1st class Grand Prix event when last year they were both a 3rd class. Is there any reason why this could have changed.

I personally put them in the 2010 Grand Prix based on previous years.

BUT, I have received no official entry form from either of them. :evil:

Yes, watto I used a default setting of Class 1.

Why are some chess organisers in Victoria so slack? Do they not understand the concept of marketing to build or maintain numbers?

Brian_Jones
19-01-2010, 12:29 PM
I am holding the following cheques payable to the prize-winners in the 2009 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Grand Prix.

Erik Teichmann
Trevor Tao
Phachara Wongwichit
Brodie McClymont
Ryan Stevens
Mike Duffin

Can anybody provide me with postal or email address? If so please send to Brian Jones at info@chessaustralia.com.au

All other prizes have already been distributed.

Tan the Bdx Man
22-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Are there results for this grand prix up anywhere as of now (2011) ?

Kevin Bonham
22-02-2011, 11:31 PM
I am holding the following cheques payable to the prize-winners in the 2009 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Grand Prix.

Erik Teichmann

Email address sent - also you can PM him here (Erik T).

Brian_Jones
23-02-2011, 09:04 AM
Email address sent - also you can PM him here (Erik T).

2009 GP? I think you are in a time warp Kevin!

The 2010 GP prizes are attached.

The new 2011 GP is at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?site=grandprix

Kevin Bonham
23-02-2011, 12:29 PM
2009 GP? I think you are in a time warp Kevin!

Indeed so - what happened was I saw the thread had new posts and didn't realise it had only one new post and the one above it was over a year old.

Tan the Bdx Man
24-02-2011, 08:12 AM
Are there any points scores for what points the prize winners got in the 2010 grand prix up anywhere on the net? thanks