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26-09-2014, 07:52 PM
2014 Vikings Weekender
A Class 2 Grand Prix Event

The ACT Chess Association would like to invite all players to play in the 2014 Vikings Weekender - "Canberra's Biggest Little Weekender"!

Dates: 15/16 November 2014

Location: Erindale Vikings Club, 6 Ricardo Street Wanniassa ACT 2903.

Schedule: 7 round Swiss event held over 2 days. Round 1 is at 10:30am. This event is split into two divisions - and Open Division for all players, and a Minor division for players rated Under 1600 ACF.

Time control: 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move from the start.

Prizes: Open:First prize of $1000 Minor: First prize of $500. Places and rating group prizes will also be included in both tournaments - last year's event paid out $2500 in prizes!

Arbiter: IA Shaun Press

Entry Fees: Standard: $65, Junior/Concession: $45, GM, IM, WGM, WIM free.

Registration: Online entries can be made at http://vesus.org/festivals/2014-vikings-weekender/. Please help us by entering in advance. This site does not take payments - payments can be made on Saturday 15 November from 9am at McDonald's (opposite the Vikings Club).

For more information: Please visit the ACT Chess Association website: https://sites.google.com/site/actchessassociation/

24-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Entries for this tournament so far can be seen at http://vesus.org/festivals/2014-vikings-weekender/ . It will be a great tournament and we encourage everyone to come to Canberra to play in the event!

This year the Vikings Rugby Union Club is sponsoring $100 worth of special prizes for developing junior players (aged <18 on 15 Nov).
The special junior prizes will be in addition to the usual $500 sponsorship from the Vikings RU Club.
Details of all prizes other than the two 1st places will be decided by tournament officials before end of play.
Last years tournament paid out in excess of $2500 in prizes.

09-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Under a week to go! If you are planning to play in the tournament, please enter in advance as it will help the organisers to start as early as possible.

The organisers are pleased to announce that O2C are sponsoring the $500 first prize in the Minor (Under 1600) tournament. Additionally Jim Flood is sponsoring a $100 prize for the best female player in the Under 1600 event.

Current top seeds - IM Moulthun Ly (2463), IM Anton Smirnov (2420), IM Junta Ikeda (2418) (all three of these players were on the Australian Olympiad side this year!)

Currently 34 players have registered: 17 in each division.

If you are planning to play, please register online at http://vesus.org/festivals/2014-vikings-weekender/
You can also see who else is playing at this link. More early entries result in more total entries and a better prize pool!

16-11-2014, 07:43 PM
The Vikings Weekender wrapped up today with 60 players taking part (22 in the Open and 38 in the Minor). Congratulations to IM Moulthun Ly for winning the Open event, and Tim Pearce for winning the Minor (Under 1600).

Full results for the open can be seen at http://members.iinet.net.au/~shaunpress/Vikings2014Open/www2014VikingsOpen/ and for the Minor at http://members.iinet.net.au/~shaunpress/Vikings2014Minor/www2014VikingsMinor/ . Thanks to everyone for playing - we hope to see even more players next year!

Three members of the 2014 Australian Chess Olympiad team played in the event!


17-11-2014, 01:01 PM
One of those tied right behind the 3 Olympians was one Alana! Well done!