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camc
11-04-2015, 10:07 AM
The ANU Chess Festival 2015

24 July - 6 August 2015

ANU Open Championship 25-26 July 2015 (Two tournaments - Open and Under 1600 Minor)
An ACF Grand Prix Class 4 event (total prize money exceeding $3000)
Venue: School of Art, ANU
Four rounds Saturday (first starting 10am) and three rounds Sunday (first starting 9:30am)
Time Control: 60 mins with 10 secs per move increment from first move (Fisher)
Register for ANU Open Championship at: http://vesus.org/festivals/2015-anu-chess-festival/
Chess Exhibition Friday 24 July, King O'Malleys, Garema Place, Civic - Team Blitz Event

camc
09-07-2015, 01:37 PM
ANU Chess Festival 2015


There are less than three weeks until this year's festival.

Entries for the ANU Open and the ANU Minor are building up.

At this point you should note that if you register by 17 July you will be eligible for a $10 discount on the entry fee.

The fee is $80 or $60 for juniors and concessionals (including Seniors).

There is no need to pay at the same time (though that would be welcome).

You can register at

http://vesus.org/festivals/2015-anu-chess-festival/

This site also offers a link to the festival brochure (pdf) with full details of the generous prize money, playing schedule and all festival events.

Vaness
10-07-2015, 09:38 AM
Says there is only 4 people in the open. Do you have an updated list?

Thanks.

camc
10-07-2015, 02:20 PM
Says there is only 4 people in the open. Do you have an updated list?

Thanks.

The list updates as people register.

Just now there are five.

The organisers urge everyone to put their names down. There is a regrettable tendency for players to hold back to see who else is playing (and if everyone does that ...).

There is a total of over $2000 prize money in the Open Section and Grand Prix points are up for grabs.

Over recent years numbers in the Open have been variable (52 in 2012, 46 in 2013, 29 in 2014, 18 last year).

Numbers in the Minor have been quite strong and we expect quite a few of those (mostly juniors) will try out the Major this year.

Despite exhortations to register early (and despite the $10 early discount) there is always a last-week rush, plus a bus-load of players who front up to the desk just before the first round.

Vaness
10-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Ok let's get the ball rolling- just entered two more: myself and Rich.

We will see you there.



The list updates as people register.

Just now there are five.

The organisers urge everyone to put their names down. There is a regrettable tendency for players to hold back to see who else is playing (and if everyone does that ...).

There is a total of over $2000 prize money in the Open Section and Grand Prix points are up for grabs.

Over recent years numbers in the Open have been variable (52 in 2012, 46 in 2013, 29 in 2014, 18 last year).

Numbers in the Minor have been quite strong and we expect quite a few of those (mostly juniors) will try out the Major this year.

Despite exhortations to register early (and despite the $10 early discount) there is always a last-week rush, plus a bus-load of players who front up to the desk just before the first round.

camc
12-07-2015, 09:19 PM
Thank you Vaness
There has been a bit of a surge in numbers in the ANU Open and Minor tournaments.
Current list can be seen at:

http://vesus.org/festivals/2015-anu-chess-festival/

Players can register via the same web page and everyone is encouraged to do so before 17 July for a $10 discount on the entry fee.
The fee itself can be paid any time up till the morning of the first round, but only those who register by 17 July get the discount.

RiverHollow
13-07-2015, 12:20 AM
Is it FIDE rated or just ACF rated. Also, how expensive is hotel fees to stay at canberra

camc
13-07-2015, 07:39 AM
Is it FIDE rated or just ACF rated. Also, how expensive is hotel fees to stay at canberra

The ANU Open is not FIDE rated.

However it is an Australian Grand Prix (Class 4) event and has attracted some fine participants in its 22 year history, including GM's Rogers, Zhao, Smerdon and Johansen.

Accommodation suggestions within easy reach of School of Art
include the following:

University House, ANU
Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St, Acton, ACT 2601
T: (02) 6125 5211 F: (02) 6125 5252
E: accommodation.unihouse@anu.edu.au

Canberra City YHA
7 Akuna Street
Canberra City, ACT 2601
T: (02) 6248 9155 F: (02) 6249 1731
E: canberracity@yha.com.au

camc
15-07-2015, 02:56 PM
ANU Chess Festival 2015


Entries for the ANU Open and the ANU Minor are building up and we expect a good field for both the ANU Open and ANU Minor 2015.

If you register by 17 July you will be eligible for a $10 discount on the entry fee. Time is fast running out for this discount entry.

The full fee is $80 or $60 for juniors and concessionals (including Seniors).

There is no need to pay at the same time (though that would be welcome).

You can register at

http://vesus.org/festivals/2015-anu-chess-festival/

This site also offers a link to the festival brochure (pdf) with full details of the generous prize money, playing schedule and all festival events.

RiverHollow
16-07-2015, 02:48 AM
Why is the tournament showing all the entries FIDE ratings?? I thought it's not FIDE rated. The open section

camc
16-07-2015, 07:41 AM
Why is the tournament showing all the entries FIDE ratings?? I thought it's not FIDE rated. The open section

The Vesus system uses FIDE ratings for registered players, so it may show Over 1600 rated players in the Under 1600 event. Be assured these players have ratings Under 1600 on the ACF list.
Pairings will be based on ACF ratings or, if a player has no ACF rating, FIDE rating will be used as a proxy.
Special cases (eg. neither an ACF nor FIDE rating but a rating from an overseas federation) will be at the arbiter's discretion.

RiverHollow
16-07-2015, 12:43 PM
So fide rating they have is only used for pairing? But not actually rated (only ACF)

camc
16-07-2015, 01:02 PM
So fide rating they have is only used for pairing? But not actually rated (only ACF)

The Vesus system asks for FIDE rating when you register.
However, the the ANU Open and Minor tournaments will not be FIDE rated. Rather they will be ACF rated only.
The tournament director will use ACF ratings for pairings - except for players who do not have an ACF rating, in which case that player's FIDE rating will be used (if available).]
If a player has neither an ACF nor a FIDE rating then they will be considered unrated (unless they have an accepted rating from an overseas federation).
Hope this is clear now.

RiverHollow
19-07-2015, 05:37 AM
Where is the tournament schedule?? E.g. Rounds start times??

camc
19-07-2015, 07:27 AM
Where is the tournament schedule?? E.g. Rounds start times??

REGISTRATION:

8:30am 9:30am Saturday 25th July

Saturday 25th July

9:45am Open Ceremony
10:00am Round 1
12:30pm Round 2
3:00pm Round 3
5:30pm Round 4

Sunday 26th July

9:30am Round 5
12:00pm Round 6
2:30pm Round 7
5:15pm Presentations

More details of the festival can be found at:

http://vesus.org/festivals/2015-anu-chess-festival/

You will find a button marked 'Download' on the home page.

This will give you the festival flyer (in pdf form) containing all relevant info.

Hope you can make it.

RiverHollow
22-07-2015, 12:28 AM
How many 1/2 point byes are players allowed to take?? I might be arriving late to canberra...

camc
22-07-2015, 08:02 AM
How many 1/2 point byes are players allowed to take?? I might be arriving late to canberra...

I expect the policy will be that players can be granted half-point byes (maximum of two) for at least the first five rounds.

It is important that players notify the arbiters of their requests for byes before respective round pairings are drawn up.
Otherwise you most likely will be paired, then risk being forfeited when your clock runs over 30 minutes.
It always amazes that players fail to notify before skipping a round, then express surprise that they have been penalised. ('I thought you would realise that I wanted a bye!')

Please register for the event on

http://vesus.org/festivals/2015-anu-chess-festival/

and advise your expected arrival time (email pdunn@aol.com or Shun Ikeda@anu.edu.au).
Please direct any further enquiries about playing regulations to either of these email addresses.
I am not a tournament official and must stress that the arbiter has the final say.

RiverHollow
25-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Is there a website for the pairings?

camc
26-07-2015, 07:13 AM
Is there a website for the pairings?

Yes

http://tournaments.streetchess.net/anu2015/

This site also links to live games.

You can find a report from arbiter Shaun Press on

http://chessexpress.blogspot.com.au/