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07-06-2020, 10:53 PM
NSC Chess 4 Charity - Online Allegro - Sunday 21st June

Purpose of the event: To help raise funds for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal. (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw?_ga=2.24289530.1769334537.1575581947-884847529.1575581947) (This event was rescheduled from the 8th June.)

During the 2019-20 Summer bushfires in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia 34 people died, 3000 homes were destroyed, hundreds of thousands of livestock killed and many thousands of businesses were affected. The recovery from the devastating affects will take years for many rural communities. The reduction in tourism firstly due to the fires and then due to the Covid-19 restrictions have added to the financial suffering. St Vincent de Paul's Vinnies Bushfire Appeal is focussed on assisting those most in need and the funds collected are used for their long term support. So we are offering this opportunity for chess players to make a contribution and have some fun at the same time. Interstate players are welcome to take part.

Organiser: _.___Northern Star Chess (https://www.northernstarchess.com/)
Time: _________First round starts at 12pm, finish time 3:45pm to 4:00pm (approx.)
Format:_______ 7 round Swiss, 15 minutes per player per game
To enter:______ Register on Trybooking.com (https://www.trybooking.com/BJWLN), wait for the confirmation email, donate $20 or more to Vinnies online (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw?_ga=2.24289530.1769334537.1575581947-884847529.1575581947) and email your receipt according to the instructions in the email.
List of Players:_ NSC Tournament Home Page (https://northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=c4c_200608)

Briefly about NSC online tournaments:

We use our own application to manage the tournament, it is highly integrated with Lichess (http://lichess.org/) for a simple to use yet feature rich experience for players and spectators.
Games are played on Lichess. (http://lichess.org/) At registration you can choose to:
- use your own Lichess account (you will need to provide an access token. Watch video on how to do this (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3furgqvnuoktw20/HowTo-Lichess%20Create%20Token.mov?dl=0))
- use an NSC Managed account on Lichess (we will set up the token for you)

On the day of the tournament:

Sign into your Lichess (http://lichess.org/) account
Open the NSC Tournament Home Page (https://northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=c4c_200608) for this event.

Some useful links:

All about NSC Online tournaments (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tourney.html)
All about the NSC Tournament Home Page (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tips_NSC_trn.html)
How to quickly find and play your game each round (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tips_NSC_trn.html#t_rounds)
Watch a video on finding and playing your game (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlx83mewomkzpij/Tournament%20Homepage%20-%20Pairings%20Games%20and%20Highlights%20v2.mp4?dl =0)
All about Lichess tokens and NSC online events (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tips_lichess_token.html)
Watch a video on creating the Lichess access token (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3furgqvnuoktw20/HowTo-Lichess%20Create%20Token.mov?dl=0)
List of NSC Online tournament rules (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tourney.html#Rules)

17-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Reminder: This tournament is this coming up - Sunday 21st June

We are hoping to raise some money to support people affected by the 2019-20 Australian bushfires and who continue to struggle to put their lives back together. So, we're asking participants to make a $20 donation to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw?_ga=2.24289530.1769334537.1575581947-884847529.1575581947) when they register for the tournament. See details in the post above.

Player registrations:
(Link to current list) (https://northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=c4c_200608)

1 John Nemeth 2006
2 Domagoj Dragicevic 1958
3 Joseph Wong 1587
4 Ian Birchall 1537
5 Juztyn Starc 559
6 Daniel Zhang 538
7 Evan Wei 398
8 Yueshan Gao 251
9 Vihaan Dowwray
10 Thomas Doan
11 Sam Carlisle
12 Nuwin Rathnayake
13 Max Bourazikas
14 Matthias Gattineau
15 Dylan Saker
16 Dihain Rathnayake
17 Dennis Alexandrov
18 Amelia Freeman
19 Aiden Power
20 Aidan Ford

Non-player donations: Guy West

Money raised so far: $463

20-06-2020, 11:27 AM
NSC Chess 4 Charity - Online Allegro - Sunday 21st June

Reminder: This tournament is online tomorrow at 12 noon.

A $20 donation to Vinnies Bushfire Appeal gets you entry to the tournament and helps to support rural communities that are still recovering from the devastating 2019-20 bushfires. Details in post #1 above.

21-06-2020, 11:16 AM
NSC Chess 4 Charity - Online Allegro - Sunday 21st June

The games will begin shortly after 12noon.

All pairings, games and results can be viewed on the tournament page here. (https://northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=c4c_200608)


21-06-2020, 03:23 PM

Thank you to everyone who supported this event. As a result, $650 was donated to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal. Well done, everyone! :clap:

Top placings:

= 1st ____Joseph Wong, Dom Dragicevic 6/7

_.3rd ____Phil Minichelli 5.5/7

Full results (https://northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=c4c_200608)


23-06-2020, 05:55 PM
Further donations

Some chess players who couldn't join in the event, but wished to support both the cause and the event, have since made generous donations to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal and passed on copies of their receipts. The total raised is now $1000. Fantastic effort! :clap: