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Thai Ly
21-08-2018, 08:17 PM
2018 MCC Grand Final Eve Blitz - Friday 28 September

MCC is pleased to announce that it will be holding a special Blitz tournament on the AFL Grand Final public holiday. The format has been changed from a Skittles tournament to a straight Blitz Swiss tournament. Hope to see you there!

Location
Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

Format
11 Rounds Swiss Tournament, Tornelo rated

Time Control
3 minutes per game + 2 seconds per move.

Entry Fee
$12 Full Member, $10 Junior Member (add $10 for Non-Members).
Club member GMs/WGMs, IMs/WIMs, and FMs/WFMs free.
GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs not resident in Victoria free.


Registration
Registration of entry can be done up to and on the day of the tournament prior to the start of round 1 (Come to the Club earlier to avoid the rush of last-minute registration).
Please confirm your entry together with payment of entry fee with one of the tournament organisers listed below.


Timetable
Round 1 will start at approx. 1 pm.
The tournament (including prize giving) is expected to end at 4:30 pm.

Byes
Player may be permitted to take half-point bye(s) for rounds 1 & 2

Prizes
80% of entry fees will be distributed in prizes
Biggest upset prize of $10 for win by lower-rated player

Tournament Organiser
Chris Kolak (0425 859 903) and Colin Savige (please contact directly or via MCC's email: melbchessclub@gmail.com)

Arbiter
To be determined

Further Questions
melbchessclub@gmail.com

Lekko
21-08-2018, 09:57 PM
I'll be there.

edit: By the way, is it free entry for titled player

MichaelBaron
21-08-2018, 11:28 PM
edit: By the way, is it free entry for titled player

Usually at MCC events - it is.

Thai Ly
22-08-2018, 10:49 AM
I'll be there.

edit: By the way, is it free entry for titled player


Usually at MCC events - it is.

Thank you Lekko for your query.

In regards to this issue, the event will allow the same concession as exist for the MCC Saturday Allegros.

This concession is not blanket free entry for all titled players, but rather free only to certain titled players who are either MCC members or non-resident in Victoria.

The OP to this thread has been edited to include this information.

MichaelBaron
18-09-2018, 02:01 AM
1.5 weeks to go...players better start getting ready :).
I am not 100% certain I will have to play in this one... but will try to make it

Thai Ly
19-09-2018, 11:14 PM
A copy of the tournament flyer can be found at the MCC's Twitter account:
https://twitter.com/MelbourneChess/status/1042400458529169408

MichaelBaron
27-09-2018, 01:52 PM
A copy of the tournament flyer can be found at the MCC's Twitter account:
https://twitter.com/MelbourneChess/status/1042400458529169408

A reminder that the tournament is one sleep away! Will be starting sharp on time so do not be late!

MichaelBaron
28-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Despite my mediocre play - I've got to say - it was a fun event as always...and we had a visiting German IM participating!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-blitz--28/pairings