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Thai Ly
08-09-2019, 10:52 PM
2019 MCC Grand Final Eve Blitz - Friday 27 September

MCC is pleased to announce that its will again be hosting a special Blitz tournament for the AFL Grand Final public holiday in 2019!
The format will be similar to the usual Saturday MCC Allegro, so lack familiarity among fast chess lovers should be no excuse!

Melbourne Chess Club - 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy

13 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 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 the tournament organiser (listed below).

Round 1 will start at approx. 1 pm.
The tournament (including prize giving) is expected to end at 4:45 pm.

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

Open 1st Prize - $150 (Guaranteed!)
Other prizes to be confirmed
100% of entry fees will be distributed in prizes
Biggest upset prize of $20 for win by lower-rated player (for win against an opponent with a higher rating of no less than 300 rating points).

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

To be confirmed

Further Questions

Thai Ly
23-09-2019, 11:20 PM
Just a reminder that with the big game on this weekend, the MCC Grand Final Blitz is on this Friday.

So unless you’re a Richmond supporter (or one of the few GWS Giants fans), there’s no excuse to miss out!

Just come to MCC before 1pm this Friday to enter before round 1.

Feel free to contact Chris Kolak if you have any questions.

27-09-2019, 02:50 AM
A reminder that the tourney is on today.
I am still not 100% sure that I can play - but most likely I will.
Hopefully, see you there!

27-09-2019, 06:51 PM
MCC Blitz: Final Results:

27-09-2019, 06:53 PM
Outstanding performance by the kids:
Angie Li +161 points
Cunmeng Wang +53 points
Arthur Gao (6 years old! was playing on board 1 in the last round) -+59 points
Chao Xin Cheng +102 points

27-09-2019, 06:53 PM
Wow.13/13 in a tough field.Well done Michael!

27-09-2019, 08:27 PM
Wow.13/13 in a tough field.Well done Michael!

Thank you, Eamonn had a decisive attack against me - it was a miracle that my king escaped.