View Full Version : 2016 May Rookies and Queens Cup Box Hill Chess Club

Peter Tsai
04-05-2016, 07:49 AM

This event will be held on Sunday the 8th of May 2016, and is a 7-round quick-play event for those looking for a mix of new players and experienced juniors and adults.
It is a 7 round Allegro chess event. The event is suitable for juniors and also includes adults at various rating levels.
This is the fifth Rookies for 2016.

There will be an adult cash-prize list and approximately equal sized junior groups, for trophies (and cash for the Rookies and Queens winners).
This is an all-in SWISS -paired event.

When: Sunday 8th of May from 12:30pm to 4.45pm.
Venue: 21A Electra Avenue, Ashwood. Venue is air conditioned
Entries At the venue on the day before 12:15pm. Entry before 12.30 helps the Organizers.
Field Limit: 70 players. We have reached this limit over the last 2 months. Attend early to register and avoid disappointment.
Entry fee:
$15 Canterbury Junior Chess and Box Hill members and referrals from recognized coaching programs.
$20 non-members

Payment to Cash, or Cheque to Canterbury Junior Chess Club Inc

Format 7 round Swiss tournament. 13 minutes + 2 sec increment from move 1/player/game

Rating Games rated on the ACF rapid play rating list.

Rating groups Rating based trophy groups will continue to be used in 2016. Provisional ratings for new players will also be used.

Queens and Rookies Cups Awarded to the highest placed juniors. Titles will be shared by players finishing with the same score.

Prizes Presented at around 4.45pm.
For Juniors: 1st $75 plus Rookies Cup trophy.
Highest place girl $25 plus Queen's Cup trophy.

1 Rookies Cup trophy and prize of $75, goes to the highest finishing junior player in the whole tournament
2 Queens Cup trophy and prize of $25 goes to the highest girl who is not the Rookies Cup trophy winner

Trophies for first in a minimum 4 ratings groups.
The Rookies and Queens cup trophies will be held by their respective winners until the next tournament
For Adults: $5 of every adult entry received will go to the Adult Prize fund with a minimum of $75.

Refreshments Available at reasonable prices.
Enquiries: Club Mobile: 0409 259 490 or trevors@bluep.com

Perpetual Junior Trophies: Highest placed junior to hold the Rookies Cup until the awarding to the annual winner. Highest placed girl to hold Queens Cup until then.

11-05-2016, 09:24 AM
Are the results available anywhere yet?

11-05-2016, 02:15 PM
Are the results available anywhere yet?
the results are given in the next club newsletter. I will speak to Peter about posting them here.

It was good to see you at the tournament Jamo. it was even better that every time you looked at my games I was delivering checkmate.

The tournament was won by an eleven year old from Footscray who plays at Hobson Bay. I had to stop him scoring a picket fence in the last round.

Alas he knew how to play rook and pawn endgames and I could only draw a pawn up. He was a deserved winner. I came second overall. My plan to improve my chess is coming together. I had good suggestions from Marcus Raine and Dizdarevic plus good advice from books by several over-the-board Grandmasters and one book co-authored by a two times Correspondence World Champion.