View Full Version : 2019 Norths Winter Classic (Tuesdays, 28 May - 30 July, FIDE rated)

25-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Location: Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club), cnr Abbott & Palmer Streets, Cammeray.

Format: 8 round Swiss (Dutch), with pairings by Vega.

Schedule: Games start at 7.30 pm on Tuesdays from 28 May to 30 July (excluding 18 June, and with 30 July used only in the case of a venue booking conflict).

Eligibility: Restricted to players with a FIDE Standard rating of less than 2200. Players who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents must have a FIDE ID.

Entry Fees: Norths Chess Club members $15; non-members $25. GM, WGM, IM and WIM free.

Prizes: 1st: $150; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $50; Rating group A: $50; Rating group B: $50; Unrated: $25

Ratings: Results will be submitted for inclusion in the ACF Classic and FIDE Standard rating lists. A player's tournament rating will be determined using the following hierarchy:

ACF Classic
FIDE Standard
FIDE Rapid
FIDE Blitz

Players without any of these ratings will be considered to be unrated (but may be assigned a provisional rating for pairing purposes).

Time Control: All moves in 60 minutes + 30 seconds (Fischer) increment per move from move 1.

Rules: The FIDE Laws of Chess apply.

Byes: Postponements are not permitted. However, up to two half-point byes may be requested for rounds 1-6. Notice to the arbiter must be received by 7pm on the Sunday prior to the round.

Forfeit time: One hour after the commencement of the round.

Arbiter: Nick Cooper

Entries Enter online at the Winter Classic webpage (http://www.northsydneychess.org/events/winter-classic). Entries close on 25 May 2019 but late entries will be accepted at the arbiter's discretion, with up to two half-point byes automatically allocated for missed rounds.

Enquiries: northsydneychess@gmail.com