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Denis_Jessop
07-11-2007, 08:32 PM
here is some information about this event taken from the official web site at
http://www.ug.it.usyd.edu.au/~trej7768/unirapid/index.php.




The Sydney University Chess Club is proud to host the 2007 Australian Universities Rapid Championships! Participants from universities all over Australia are expected to take part in this event which should prove to be both an exciting tournament and a great social festival!

This event is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of all universities in Australia. Students of all skill levels (including novices) are encouraged to participate; the emphasis on this event is the fun and social side of the competition!

* Dates: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2007. 10am-5pm on both days.
* Venue: Level 4, Wentworth Building, Sydney University (corner of City Rd and Butlin Av, Darlington, NSW)
* Tournament Format: Open Swiss, 9 rounds
* Time Limit: 20 minutes per side + 10 seconds per move from move 1
* Format: Universities may send as many players as they like. (Bona fide under graduate and post graduate students). The player finishing first will be the Australian Universities Rapid Champion and receive a trophy. There will be trophies for second and third place as well. Any university is eligible for the Team prize. However the best 3 scores will be added together to determine the Australian Universities Rapid Team Champion. There will be trophies for the teams finishing first, second and third.
* Social Evening: A social get-together will be held after the first day. The emphasis is on the social side as well as the chess for this competition!
Food will also be provided at lunchtime on both days.
* Entry fee: $10 per person, payable on the day. Please email your name and university to Tomek Rej to assist in the smooth running of the event.
* Director of Play: International Arbiter Dr Charles Zworestine.
* Contact: Tomek Rej. Email: atomikrej@gmail.com, Phone: (02)9874 3533 or Jenni Oliver. Email: jenni@stratagemcc.com.au, Phone: (02)6253 2848.

Tomek and Jenni would like to see lots of entries. There is some more info on the web site which is still under construction.

DJ