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24-01-2011, 01:45 PM
The 2011 Queensland Participation Grand Prix is an initiative of the Chess Association of Qld to encourage participation in Qld weekenders, particularly those held in regional locations. The prizes will therefore not necessarily be won by the best players, but by those who perform well and are also prepared to participate regularly.

The Grand Prix points awarded to a player for each event (provided they are not an unapproved withdrawer) is the sum of a player's score and a 'participation bonus' which depends on where the event is held. At the end of the 2011 calendar year, prizes will be awarded based on the sum of these scores. In the event of a tie, the relevant prizes will be combined and split equally.

Players must be (or become) CAQ members, and must be resident in Queensland.

In order to qualify for the GP, an event must be open to all players, approved for rating on the 'Normal' (or 'Classic') ACF Rating List, and be played on a single weekend (a 'long weekend' is considered to be a single weekend). Events with rounds on (non-holiday) weekdays may be accepted, provided the majority of rounds are held on a weekend. If an event is divided into sections (eg Open & Under 1600) then it will still qualify, as long as the combined sections are open to all players.

The decisions of the CAQ Council will be final on all matters.

Participation Bonus

Greater Brisbane (including Redcliffe) 10 points
Gold Coast 10 points
Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast 20 points
Bundaberg 25 points
Regional Qld 30 points


1ST $500
2ND $300
3RD $250
4TH $200
5TH $150
6TH $100

Grant Szuveges
25-01-2011, 12:44 AM
This is simply a really really good initiative. More of this should be happening. Jump on board this one.

25-01-2011, 06:49 AM
This is simply a really really good initiative. More of this should be happening. Jump on board this one.

yeah I think it is a handy idea too !

Hopefully will encourage more players in more tournaments.

30-01-2011, 11:16 PM
After One tournament- Qld Australia Day Weekender.


Liu, Yi 16
Nakauchi, Gene 15.5
McClymont, Brodie 15
Lester, George 14.5
Lovejoy, David 14
Wilkinson, Leo 14
Korenevski, Oleg 14
Stokes, Mark 14
Peck, Robbie 14
Jack, Martin 14
Lalo, Laurent* 13.5
Baker, Travis 13.5
Post, Martin 13
Webster, Andrew 13
Maguire, Tom 13
Mullaly, Jeremy 12.5
O'Hara, Nicholas 12.5
Rogers, Jim 12
Lee, Leon 11.5

* Not eligible for prizes as non Qld Resident