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Metro
25-03-2009, 12:36 AM
Phil Viner reports in 'The Australian' that a bid has been made to hold the event at the Norths Club,Cammeray,NSW.Let's hope it is successful as it may give organisers plenty of time to gain sponsorship.

peter_parr
26-03-2009, 10:19 AM
Phil Viner reports in 'The Australian' that a bid has been made to hold the event at the Norths Club,Cammeray,NSW.Let's hope it is successful as it may give organisers plenty of time to gain sponsorship.

Read it first in the Sydney Morning Herald.
9th March 2009 column and 16th February 2009 column

SMH (http://www.chessdiscountsales.com/news/2009.htm)

ER
26-03-2009, 12:18 PM
A proposal to hold it at Norths Club, Cammeray, Sydney is currently being considered.
Without disputing Peter's authenticity and exclusivity of Chess reports for many years, Kevin. albeit tactfully since apparentely, he was waiting for the offficial announcement to be made first. gave the above subtle clue in a conversation with Solo (March, 24, 2.34 pm) in the Championship's thread!

Kevin Bonham
26-03-2009, 08:10 PM
What Peter said in his report on 9/3 was:


The next Australian Championship and supporting tournaments are scheduled
for 2-14 January 2010 at Norths Club,Abbott St,Cammeray,Sydney. The
Australian Junior Championships are to be held in Sandy Bay,Hobart Tasmania
13-24 January 2010. These national events are subject to final confirmation
by the Australian Chess Federation.

The situation is:

1. The Australian Junior 2010 to be held in Hobart has been formally approved by the responsible body which is the Australian Junior Chess League.

2. The originally scheduled dates for the Australian Junior 2010 were 13-24 January, however the scheduled dates are now 14-25 Jan to make it easier to avoid the clash with the Australian Championships. A formal announcement locking in 14-25 Jan as the dates is likely in the next few weeks.

3. A bid to hold the Australian Championships at Cammeray from 2-14 Jan 2010 was submitted to the ACF on behalf of the NSWCA which has the option to host the event this summer.

4. That bid is under consideration by the ACF.

It is likely (in my view) that the schedule of the Aus Champs will also be amended slightly to avoid a clash of dates with the Junior.

Brian_Jones
27-03-2009, 09:31 AM
It is likely (in my view) that the schedule of the Aus Champs will also be amended slightly to avoid a clash of dates with the Junior.

Good! :)

Adamski
09-04-2009, 05:50 AM
I have heard that the norths bid for the Aus Champs 2010 was successful. I have agreed to again serve on the organising committee.

Kevin Bonham
09-04-2009, 08:13 PM
It is likely (in my view) that the schedule of the Aus Champs will also be amended slightly to avoid a clash of dates with the Junior.

This has happened and the Aus Champs will run from 2-13 Jan with one rest day instead of two.

eclectic
09-04-2009, 08:17 PM
i'm looking forward to the 2012 australian championships wrest point casino hobart tasmania

but that's another year and another thread ... ;)

Desmond
11-04-2009, 10:38 AM
This has happened and the Aus Champs will run from 2-13 Jan with one rest day instead of two.So the NSWCA bid has been accepted then?

Bill Gletsos
11-04-2009, 10:52 AM
So the NSWCA bid has been accepted then?The NSWCA exercised its right last June for the 2010 event to be held in NSW.
The NSWCA endorsed the Norths proposal to the ACF.
The ACF accepted the Norths proposal.

Desmond
11-04-2009, 11:52 AM
That's good news.

Brian_Jones
23-05-2009, 03:08 PM
I have heard that the norths bid for the Aus Champs 2010 was successful. I have agreed to again serve on the organising committee.

Good. I trust that the organising committee will take a professional approach to sponsorship and not just accept the first offer of old books and glass chess sets that comes along as was done at Manly.

But I am not really very confident, as the Norths Chess Club President told me at the SIO at Easter that a Chess Discount Sales non-cash sponsorship offer had already been accepted by them (even before their bid had been formally confirmed by the ACF).

Will the organisers learn from the mistakes made at Manly?

Adamski
24-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Here are the playing schedules for all the events except the Minor Championship Under 1600 tournament (which will either be 6 rounds or 7 rounds - details will be advised when finalised).

norths chess club’s SECOND CENTENARY AUSTRALIAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010

PLAYING SCHEDULE:

Title Event
Championship Reserves (Under 2150)


Saturday, 2nd January Registration from 11.00 am

Welcome Reception 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Round 1 at 1.30pm

Sunday, 3rd January Round 2 at 11am

Monday, 4th January Round 3 at 11am

Tuesday, 5th Rest Day
Australian Lightning 2pm

Wednesday, 6th January at 11am
Round 4 at 11am

Thursday, 7th January Round 5 at 11am

Friday, 8th January Round 6 at 11am

Saturday, 9th January Round 7 at 11am

Sunday, 10th January Round 8 at 11am

Monday, 11th January Round 9 at 11am

Tuesday, 12th Round 10 at 11am

Wednesday, 13 January Round 11 at 11am
Prize giving 5 pm

TIME LIMIT
FIDE time control
90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for remaining moves, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. (A revised FIDE Time Control being introduced on 1 July 2009.)

The Title Event and Championship Reserves will be FIDE rated
FORFEITURE TIME TO APPLY (Except for Lightning): 30 minutes. (FIDE has introduced a zero minute Forfeiture Time to apply unless the Organisers of FIDE-Rated events stipulate a different Forfeiture Time. The ACF has decided that the Forfeiture Time to apply for the Australian Championships will be 30 minutes.)

Jonathan Adams,
Communications Officer,
Organising Committee

Adamski
27-05-2009, 08:43 PM
The above post was wrong concerning the important supporting event, the Minor Championship. The round times for this tournament are the same as for the Australian Championship and the Championship Reserves (Under 2150). There is another supporting event planned over a shorter time period, for which the decision of whether it will be 6 or 7 rounds is still outstanding.

Adamski
28-05-2009, 05:43 AM
Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.

Garvinator
17-06-2009, 01:56 AM
Is there a website so far for this event? I have been looking around the internet and do not seem to be able to find one.

Adamski
17-06-2009, 06:33 AM
It is currently under construction.

Garvinator
17-06-2009, 10:16 AM
It is currently under construction.
Is it part of Krudd stimulus shovel ready projects? ;) :lol:

Adamski
02-07-2009, 10:08 PM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information

Here are the detais of a supporting event to be run around the same time as the Australian Championship: The norths chess club Classic (6 rounds). The venue is again norths chess club, Cammeray.

Saturday, 2nd January Registration from 11.00 am

Round 1 at 1.30pm

Sunday, 3rd January Round 2 at 11am

Monday, 4th January Round 3 at 11am

Tuesday, 5th Rest Day

Wednesday, 6th January at 11am
Round 4 at 11am

Thursday, 7th January Round 5 at 11am

Friday, 8th January Round 6 at 11am
Prize giving 5 pm

TIME LIMIT

90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for all remaining moves, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

FORFEITURE TIME TO APPLY
30 minutes.

Garrett
03-07-2009, 06:22 AM
Does the Norths Chess Club meet at Norths Leagues Club ?

i.e. is the venue Norths Leagues Club ? I think I saw somewhere it was but just want to confirm.

cheers
Garrett.

ER
03-07-2009, 06:26 AM
Jonathan good morning
May I ask two questions please:
1) what is the point of running a supportive event to the Championship?
2) when is the U1600 schedule going to be announced?
Apart from that, thanks for the early information.
That allows for plenty of time for preparation!
Problem now is to convince management to get the time off during that very hectic period.
Having said that, there is no way known that I won't see you, Berg and all the other wonderful people in Sydney come the time for the Championship!

Watto
03-07-2009, 11:53 AM
2) when is the U1600 schedule going to be announced?
Hi JaK, looks like the round times for the U1600 (Minor Championship) will be the same as for the Championship and reserves:

The above post was wrong concerning the important supporting event, the Minor Championship. The round times for this tournament are the same as for the Australian Championship and the Championship Reserves (Under 2150). There is another supporting event planned over a shorter time period, for which the decision of whether it will be 6 or 7 rounds is still outstanding.

ER
03-07-2009, 05:03 PM
Hi JaK, looks like the round times for the U1600 (Minor Championship) will be the same as for the Championship and reserves:
Hi Jean and thanks I was talking about this part though

which the decision of whether it will be 6 or 7 rounds is still outstanding.
which is more important to organising days off, hotel bookings etc!

Watto
03-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Hi Jean and thanks I was talking about this part though

which is more important to organising days off, hotel bookings etc!
Right, I thought you were interested in the Minor event- the schedule will be the same as for the Championship.

As far as I can tell, it's only the schedule for 'another supporting event' (whatever that is) which is still up in the air.

(But I've been reading this pretty quickly so might be confused about what event is what and what you are interested in... :))

Bill Gletsos
03-07-2009, 09:09 PM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information

Right, I thought you were interested in the Minor event- the schedule will be the same as for the Championship.

As far as I can tell, it's only the schedule for 'another supporting event' (whatever that is) which is still up in the air.

(But I've been reading this pretty quickly so might be confused about what event is what and what you are interested in... :))They are one and the same event.
What was called the Minor is now being called the Norths Chess Club Classic.

Watto
03-07-2009, 09:11 PM
They are one and the same event.
What was called the Minor is now being called the Norths Chess Club Classic.
Thanks Bill. Post number 14 was rather confusing in that case.

Bill Gletsos
03-07-2009, 09:44 PM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information


Thanks Bill. Post number 14 was rather confusing in that case.That is because they changed their plans.

My understanding that there was originally 3 events over 11 rounds being the Championship, the Reserves and the Minor along with another supporting event over 6 or 7 rounds but that this has now changed to 2 events over 11 rounds being the Championship and Reserves with the Minor being renamed the Norths Chess Club Classic and being over 6 or 7 rounds.

Adamski
03-07-2009, 10:02 PM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information

Bill is quite correct. The norths Chess Club Classic will be the U 1600 event formerly known as the Minor.

Adamski
03-07-2009, 10:06 PM
Does the Norths Chess Club meet at Norths Leagues Club ?

i.e. is the venue Norths Leagues Club ? I think I saw somewhere it was but just want to confirm.

cheers
Garrett.Quite correct, Garrett. norths meets at the norths Leagues Club which will be the venue for all the tournaments (there is also a lightning as well as the 3 Bil mentions) being played ove rthe Aust Champs period. There are regular buses from North Sydney (where most of the accommodation possibilities are) to the cammeray shops which are 3 mins walk away from the Leagues Club.

Adamski
08-07-2009, 07:23 PM
Here are some of the accommodation options available that you may want to investigate.

Small establishments within walking distance of norths Leagues club:

North Shore Hotel http://www.northshorehotel.com.au/ From $85 per night - long term rates.

Cammeray Gardens http://www.sydneyboardinghouse.com/ From $390 per week

Falcon Lodge http://falconlodge.com.au/ From $240 per week

The organising committee is expecting these to fill up quickly given their proximity to the venue - the latter two expect to be fully booked before too long.

The best deal that we are seeing at the larger hotels are at Travelodge, Sydney, from $115 per night. However, anyone prepared to commit to a firm booking may be able to squeeze this one down.

Other hotels in the North Sydney area include Rydges, Harbourside, Vibes, McLaren and there are apartments such as Medina at Crows Nest. Generally these are priced between $130 to $155. Accommodation at Chatswood is another option, a bus trip away. Details on these will be posted when the organising committee has them.

Garrett
13-07-2009, 07:15 AM
Thanks for providing the accommodation suggestions Adamski.

Any idea on when the website will be up and running so people can start paying their $$$ ?

Another thing, this tournament is still definitely going ahead isn't it ?

Also, the 2150 limit on the championship, is that ACF or FIDE rating and what exceptions are made (i.e State champions and who else). It doesn't impact me personally, but I'd like to know what opposition I can expect in the Reggies (reserves).

cheers
Garrett.

Oepty
13-07-2009, 07:36 AM
From the ACF website.



2. General Qualifications. An Australian citizen or a person with permanent
resident status under the Migration Act 1958 (Cwth) who -
a. has an ACF rating, whether provisional or not, on the list current at
the close of entries of at least 2150; or
b. is deemed by the ACF Council to be of an equivalent level of proficiency
is entitled to play in the Australian Chess Championship.

3. Special Qualifications. A person who is not entitled to play in the
Australian Chess Championship under By-law No.1.2 is entitled to play in the
Australian Chess Championship if the person is -
a. the current Australian Champion;
b. the current or immediately previous Australian Junior Champion;
c. the current or immediately previous Australian Women?s Champion;
d. the winner of the previous Australian Major;
e. one person nominated by each State Chess Association, who is, in the
opinion of the ACF Council, ordinarily resident in that State, if that State
would not otherwise have a person in the Australian Chess Championship.
f. a current Champion of a State or Territory that
has an Association which is affiliated with the ACF;
g. a junior (according to FIDE definition) who is improving and is deemed by
the ACF Council to be of sufficient standard;
h. (i) a person, not being an Australian citizen or a person with permanent
resident status under the Migration Act 1958 (Cwth), who has a rating of at
least 2250 on the most recent FIDE rating list and who has played at least
20 ACF-rated games in the two years before entries close for the Australian
Championship; or
(ii) a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who has a rating of at
least 2250 on the most recent FIDE rating list;
provided that the total number of players under this paragraph is not to
exceed four, being the four highest FIDE rated entrants.

Bill Gletsos
14-07-2009, 08:36 PM
That is because they changed their plans.

My understanding that there was originally 3 events over 11 rounds being the Championship, the Reserves and the Minor along with another supporting event over 6 or 7 rounds but that this has now changed to 2 events over 11 rounds being the Championship and Reserves with the Minor being renamed the Norths Chess Club Classic and being over 6 or 7 rounds.I have just come from a meeting with the 2010 Australian Championship Committee.

The situation regarding the various events is a follows:

Australian Championship, Australian Major and Australian Minor are all 11 round events running from 2nd January - 13 January.

There will also be a supporting event the Norths Chess Club Classic for players U1600 over 7 rounds from 2nd January - 9th January.

Garvinator
14-07-2009, 09:25 PM
I have just come from a meeting with the 2010 Australian Championship Committee.

The situation regarding the various events is a follows:

Australian Championship, Australian Major and Australian Minor are all 11 round events running from 2nd January - 13 January.

There will also be a supporting event the Norths Chess Club Classic for players U1600 over 7 rounds from 2nd January - 9th January.
Are you able to provide any further information on the website for the events?

ER
14-07-2009, 09:43 PM
Irrelevant posting but it has to be said!
One of the things Sydney (read NSW CA) has over Melbourne (CV) is EFFICIENCY!:clap:
What does this have to do with this thread?
Simple:
1) I 've been given all the information I needed about this tournament!
2) I was provided by a comprehensive list of suggested accommodation places !
So what?
Nothing much, apart from that I 've booked my flight and hotel room and have nothing to worry about till the time comes to meet my wonderful Sydney friends again early next year!

Bill Gletsos
14-07-2009, 09:49 PM
Are you able to provide any further information on the website for the events?I will leave that to Adamski.

Since he still had a chess game to play when I left Norths I promised him I would post the above information as soon as I got home.

Garrett
15-07-2009, 06:44 AM
Fantastic thanks Bill.

I can go ahead and arrange my accomodation etc now that it appears certain the tourney is going ahead.

Thanks to Adamski for providing the accommodation options.

Cheers
Garrett.

Adamski
15-07-2009, 08:14 AM
I have just come from a meeting with the 2010 Australian Championship Committee.

The situation regarding the various events is a follows:

Australian Championship, Australian Major and Australian Minor are all 11 round events running from 2nd January - 13 January.

There will also be a supporting event the Norths Chess Club Classic for players U1600 over 7 rounds from 2nd January - 9th January.
Bill is right again. Please refer to post 13 for the unchanged playing schedule for the Championship and Australian Major (Under 2150). The exact same schedule also applies to the Australian Minor (under 1600).
The organising committee has decided to also hold a "norths chess club Classic" which is also an under 1600 event. The idea of this tournament is to attract players who cannot get the leave required to play in an 11 round tournament. (This event has to be U 1600 as the ACF by-laws do not permit holding an event which competes with the Australian Championship and Australian Major over the same period of time.) The schedule for the norths chess club Classic is given in my next post.
BTW the web site is still under construction. Watch this space for news on when it is ready.
The Title Event and Australian Major will be FIDE rated.

Adamski
15-07-2009, 08:26 AM
norths chess club Classic playing schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 2nd January Registration from 11.00 am

Round 1 at 1.30pm

Sunday, 3rd January Round 2 at 11am

Monday, 4th January Round 3 at 11am

Tuesday, 5th Rest Day

Wednesday, 6th January at 11am
Round 4 at 11am

Thursday, 7th January Round 5 at 11am

Friday, 8th January Round 6 at 11am

Saturday, 9th January Round 7 at 11am.

Prize-giving Sat 9 Jan 5 pm

TIME LIMIT

90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for remaining moves, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

FORFEITURE TIME TO APPLY
30 minutes.

Jonathan Adams
on behalf of the organising committee

ER
15-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Hi Jonathan
thanks to Bill's and your information (also see my previous post) I have booked everything including accommodation 50-60 yards from the venue!!!
I, therefore, I claim the first entry for the Classic! Which is taylor-made for my working schedule since I won't be able to access my proper leave till March - April in 2010!
I will post my entry fee as soon as details are published on the website!

Garrett
15-07-2009, 12:50 PM
I've booked in and claim first entry to the Reserves !

(also thanks Scott for the info re: qualification).

Cheers
Garrett.

Adamski
15-07-2009, 11:39 PM
Hi Jonathan
thanks to Bill's and your information (also see my previous post) I have booked everything including accommodation 50-60 yards from the venue!!!
I, therefore, I claim the first entry for the Classic! Which is taylor-made for my working schedule since I won't be able to access my proper leave till March - April in 2010!
I will post my entry fee as soon as details are published on the website!Great, jak, and also Garrett. The entry form brochures should not be too far away. A note to all who enter events here - you will also have to fill in official entry forms. But it is an excellent idea to indicate your intentions here.

Amir K.
16-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Here are some of the accommodation options available that you may want to investigate.

Small establishments within walking distance of norths Leagues club:

North Shore Hotel http://www.northshorehotel.com.au/ From $85 per night - long term rates.

Cammeray Gardens http://www.sydneyboardinghouse.com/ From $390 per week

Falcon Lodge http://falconlodge.com.au/ From $240 per week

The organising committee is expecting these to fill up quickly given their proximity to the venue - the latter two expect to be fully booked before too long.

The best deal that we are seeing at the larger hotels are at Travelodge, Sydney, from $115 per night. However, anyone prepared to commit to a firm booking may be able to squeeze this one down.

Other hotels in the North Sydney area include Rydges, Harbourside, Vibes, McLaren and there are apartments such as Medina at Crows Nest. Generally these are priced between $130 to $155. Accommodation at Chatswood is another option, a bus trip away. Details on these will be posted when the organising committee has them.

Which one is the closest to the venue?

ER
18-07-2009, 02:08 AM
Hi Amir, I am the guy you left the valuable carpet with at the Canberra Airport! :) thanks for trusting me and how are you?
Mate, I just called the place I booked (about 50-60 yards from the venue) to find out if they had any rooms left so I would let you know. They haven't!


At this stage no we are fully booked now.

That may change but I would not know until end of October.

Thanks for thinking of us

Cheers Ross

mate you have to check at the other places before they are booked out!
Cheers!!!

Amir K.
18-07-2009, 07:07 AM
Hi Amir, I am the guy you left the valuable carpet with at the Canberra Airport! :) thanks for trusting me and how are you?
Mate, I just called the place I booked (about 50-60 yards from the venue) to find out if they had any rooms left so I would let you know. They haven't!



mate you have to check at the other places before they are booked out!
Cheers!!!

O, yes now I know who you are. You know it is a story behind this carpet, it should be said. It is present from GM Shoojat Ghane from Iran. He gave it to me as we gave lots of effort for him and his Girlfriend to arrive for 2008 Surfers Paradise Open but his Girlfriend did not get Visa to Australia.
He said to me I have something for you and when I saw him with a huge carpet wraped in plastic bag ( I think carpet was bigger than him), I could not believe with my eyes.
Furthermore, as Carpet was huge and wraped in plastic with arabic writing, Police at the check point searched for explosives on all my staff and on the end when they didn't find anything started to ask how to improve in chess.

Accommodation? I am coming this Year for 2010 AUS Championship, hopefully I will be still under 1600.
I do not like to be far from venue ( sometimes is nice after the game just pop in the room and rest) . My acco must be close to the venue, just started now to chase eveything.
Thanks for Information. See you next Year at AUS CH 2010

Alana
19-07-2009, 10:40 AM
Ok may as well - I'm indicating my intentions here - planning to play the Australian Minor =)

Adamski
05-08-2009, 09:57 PM
I am pleased to advise the following:
The Organising Committee have finalised arrangements with Rydges North Sydney who are hereby announced as one of our sponsors. Basic details of the special prices that have been agreed are:

- Rooms from $119 per room per night including full breakfast.

- First 5 bookings get rooms for $99 per night including full breakfast

- All guests get a $5 bar voucher

- We get two free rooms for duration of tournament -either queen or twin.

- We will link to a customised page on their website for bookings, once our web site is up.

They get exclusivity as the only 4 star hotel promoted and they are our only preferred hotel in the area.

The free rooms will go to top players. We will offer them free accommodation on a shared basis - starting with the GM's and working down the rating list! At this stage only interested GM's and IM's should contact us.

The following wording will appear on the tournament brochure and web site, both currently being finalised:

'A wide variety of accommodation is available in the area. Our preferred hotel is Rydges North Sydney, 54 McLaren Street, North Sydney (telephone 1800 251 565) who are offering special accommodation packages for the tournament. Make sure you quote the Australian Chess Championships when contacting them.'

Rydges is a hotel a short bus ride away from the playing venue. See previous posts on travel options.

The tournament web site URL will be australianchesschampionship.com.

Jonathan Adams
Communications Officer,
Organising Committee,
norths Second Centenary Australian Chess Championships 2010

Adamski
05-08-2009, 10:42 PM
Chess Discount Sales is a major sponsor for the Jan 2010 Australian Championship at norths. All entrants in all divisions are offered a 25% discount on all goods at CDS, 72 Campbell St, Surry Hills (near Central Station) for the month of January 2010. Tel 9211 2994. A number of top of the range DGT-XL clocks donated by CDS will be allocated by the organizing committee.

Adamski
06-08-2009, 07:20 AM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information

ENTRY FEES

Early entry by December 6th 2009

EVENT ADULT CONCESSION/ JNR
Championship $145 $110
Major $100 $80
Minor $100 $80
norths Classic $70 $50
Lightning N/A N/A

Standard Entry

EVENT ADULT CONCESSION/ JNR
Championship $175 $140
Major $130 $110
Minor $130 $110
norths Classic $90 $65
Lightning $25 $20

METHODS OF PAYMENT

1. Entry fees by cheque should be paid to NSW Chess Association. Postal address - GPO Box 3255, Sydney, NSW 2001. Or pay by cheque in person.

Chess Discount Sales,
Basement Level,
72 Campbell Street,
Surry Hills, Sydney
NSW 2010.
Email: info@chessdiscountsales.com

2. Pay by credit card by calling (02) 9211 2994 or fax to (02) 9211 7047 or call in at Chess Discount Sales.

3. Before too long you will be able to pay online at http://www.australianchesschampionship.com.

MichaelBaron
06-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Wow entry fees keep getting higher and higher these days. Hopefully it will be reflected by equally high prize money

Brian_Jones
06-08-2009, 12:22 PM
Wow entry fees keep getting higher and higher these days. Hopefully it will be reflected by equally high prize money

Living in another world again I see Michael. :(

Entry Fee to 2009 British Championship was $200 pounds (over A$400)

Entry Fee to the 2009 British Major Open was $100 pounds (over A$200)

Maybe you have lowly job with lowly income? :)

Garvinator
06-08-2009, 12:23 PM
Wow entry fees keep getting higher and higher these days. Hopefully it will be reflected by equally high prize money
Why should 'higher' entry fees be automatically reflected in high prize money? Perhaps it could be used for a better venue or something else that will make the tournament 'better'?

MichaelBaron
06-08-2009, 01:16 PM
Living in another world again I see Michael. :(

Entry Fee to 2009 British Championship was $200 pounds (over A$400)

Entry Fee to the 2009 British Major Open was $100 pounds (over A$200)

Maybe you have lowly job with lowly income? :)

May be i am comparing with Australian championships 15 years ago... Things were much better before..i can clearly remember prizes being similar to what they are now and entry fees being lower.

P.S. Do not worry about me - I have enough money :). In fact I strongly suspect - my investments and jobs are bringing me greater income that could be earned by selling chess books (btw, your chessbooks are also overpriced....i strongly advise everyone to check out www.amazon.com the prices are far better) .

peter_parr
06-08-2009, 01:25 PM
The early entry fee for the Jan 2006 Australian Championship was $160

The early entry fee is in fact lower 4 years later ($145).

Sutek
06-08-2009, 01:36 PM
ENTRY FEES
2. Pay by credit card by calling (02) 9221 2994 or call in at Chess Discount Sales.
http://www.australianchesschampionship.com.

Note the correct phone number is (02) 9211 2994
As in post#48

Adamski
06-08-2009, 02:38 PM
Note the correct phone number is (02) 9211 2994
As in post#48Fixed the typo. Thanks.

MichaelBaron
06-08-2009, 05:38 PM
The early entry fee for the Jan 2006 Australian Championship was $160

The early entry fee is in fact lower 4 years later ($145).

I was comparing with early 1990's!

Adamski
06-08-2009, 05:56 PM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information

Michael, you will be pleasantly surprised (I hope) when you see the prize money. Can we tempt you to come up from Melbourne for the event? I aim to post all the prize money to be included in the brochure/ entry form soon. I can say that the figures will be subject to increase if sufficient entries are received.

BTW I don't think i have yet posted that the Championship is closed to the top 20 rated players (FIDE first then ACF). Anyone below number 20 and down to 1600 in rating can enter the Major.

FBTW (Further by the way) pleased to say that yesterday's headache has gone. Thanks for your good wishes.

Oepty
06-08-2009, 07:17 PM
BTW I don't think i have yet posted that the Championship is closed to the top 20 rated players (FIDE first then ACF). Anyone below number 20 and down to 1600 in rating can enter the Major.


So the by-law (http://www.auschess.org.au/constitution/By-law1.txt) for the Australian Championship, major and minor are not being used.
Seems strange.
Scott

Bill Gletsos
06-08-2009, 09:46 PM
BTW I don't think i have yet posted that the Championship is closed to the top 20 rated players (FIDE first then ACF). Anyone below number 20 and down to 1600 in rating can enter the Major.This is incorrect. It is not limited to 20 players.

Who can play is covered by ACF By-law 1. A players FIDE rating is immaterial for qualification unless they are an overseas player.

Players who do not automatically qualify (those rated below ACF 2150 on the ACF December 2009 rating list, overseas players) entry to the Championship is detemined by the ACF Championship Selection Committee on behalf of the ACF Council.
The ACF Selection Committee for the 2010 Championship is Kevin Bonham, Denis Jessop and Bill Gletsos

Adamski
06-08-2009, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the correction, Bill.

Oepty
06-08-2009, 10:24 PM
This is incorrect. It is not limited to 20 players.

Who can play is covered by ACF By-law 1. A players FIDE rating is immaterial for qualification unless they are an overseas player.

Players who do not automatically qualify (those rated below ACF 2150 on the ACF December 2009 rating list, overseas players) entry to the Championship is detemined by the ACF Championship Selection Committee on behalf of the ACF Council.
The ACF Selection Committee for the 2010 Championship is Kevin Bonham, Denis Jessop and Bill Gletsos

Good.
Scott

MichaelBaron
06-08-2009, 11:09 PM
Michael, you will be pleasantly surprised (I hope) when you see the prize money. Can we tempt you to come up from Melbourne for the event? I aim to post all the prize money to be included in the brochure/ entry form soon. I can say that the figures will be subject to increase if sufficient entries are received.

BTW I don't think i have yet posted that the Championship is closed to the top 20 rated players (FIDE first then ACF). Anyone below number 20 and down to 1600 in rating can enter the Major.

FBTW (Further by the way) pleased to say that yesterday's headache has gone. Thanks for your good wishes.

Wow sounds good..will be a strong event.

george
06-08-2009, 11:12 PM
hi all,

Also if a state does not have a player who automatically qualifies for the Championship the State/territory organisation can nominate someone for the championship.
Is this still the case Bill , Dennis or Kevin.

regards

Bill Gletsos
06-08-2009, 11:30 PM
hi all,

Also if a state does not have a player who automatically qualifies for the Championship the State/territory organisation can nominate someone for the championship.
Is this still the case Bill , Dennis or Kevin.

regardsIt is not based on lack of an automatic qualifier. A state can nominate a player if there is no other represenative of that state in the event.

It is covered by 3.e of ACF By-law 1.

Desmond
07-08-2009, 09:40 AM
FBTW (Further by the way) Glad you clarified that. Putting an F with a well known acroymn may lead to other conclusions. :D

Adamski
11-08-2009, 04:39 PM
ENTRY FEES

Early entry by December 6th 2009

EVENT ADULT CONCESSION/ JNR
Championship $145 $110
Major $100 $80
Minor $100 $80
norths Classic $70 $50
Lightning N/A N/A

Standard Entry

EVENT ADULT CONCESSION/ JNR
Championship $175 $140
Major $130 $110
Minor $130 $110
norths Classic $90 $65
Lightning $25 $20

METHODS OF PAYMENT

1. Entry fees by cheque should be paid to NSW Chess Association. Postal address - GPO Box 3255, Sydney, NSW 2001. Or pay by cheque in person.

Chess Discount Sales,
Basement Level,
72 Campbell Street,
Surry Hills, Sydney
NSW 2010.
Email: info@chessdiscountsales.com

2. Pay by credit card by calling (02) 9211 2994 or fax to (02) 9211 7047 or call in at Chess Discount Sales.

3. Before too long you will be able to pay online at http://www.australianchesschampionship.com.After reviewing ACF by-laws, the organising committee has reduced some of the entry fees as follows: (This will all appear on the tournament brochure, now being finalised.)

Early entry:
Championship - Concession / Jnr - $105
Major - Concession / Jnr - $75
Minor - Concession / Jnr - $75

Standard entry:
Championship - Concession / Jnr - $130
Major - Concession / Jnr - $95
Minor - Concession / Jnr - $95
Lightning - Concession / Jnr - $18.

Adamski
11-08-2009, 04:42 PM
AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
1st $2,500
2nd $1,750
3rd $1,000
4th $750
5th $500
6th $250
7th $200
8th $150


AUSTRALIAN MAJOR
1st $600
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200


AUSTRALIAN MINOR
1st $400
2nd $300
3rd $200
4th $100


NORTHS CLASSIC
1st $400
2nd $300
3rd $200

Rating Prizes:

Major

U1800 $150
U1600 $150
Senior $100
Women $100

Minor

U1400 $100
U1200 $100
Junior $100

ACF ratings will be applied in determining rating prizes
There will also be brilliancy prizes for the Championship, Major and Minor.

Adamski
11-08-2009, 04:49 PM
Entry Fees have been amended to conform with ACF By-Law 35 for ACF Tournaments which states:

A concession entry fee is to be offered in all ACF events. The minimum concession shall be a reduction of 25 per cent of the full entry fee. Persons eligible for a concession entry fee are juniors, full-time students and holders of a Commonwealth Government Healthcare Card.

ER
11-08-2009, 04:57 PM
Glad you clarified that. Putting an F with a well known acroymn may lead to other conclusions. :D
like what? :P

Adamski
11-08-2009, 05:54 PM
like what? ...rien:P"I know nothing" - Sergeant Schulz in Hogan's Heroes! See you there, Elliot!

All: Note the full official name of the event is:

"2010 norths chess club SECOND CENTENARY AUSTRALIAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS".

Adamski
19-08-2009, 01:55 PM
The promotional brochure for the entire event, including the entry form on the reverse page, is now available through the NSWCA web site.

The brochure is shortly to be printed. I have it in pdf format but sadly even as 2 files it is too large to upload to this forum. However, it should not be long before many of you will have access to brochures via your clubs and/or via the tournament web site currently under construction.

But the good news is that in the meantime you can access it through
http://www.nswca.org.au/ao2010/brochures/.

Adamski
19-08-2009, 02:08 PM
We have indications of intention to enter the 2010 Australian Championship from IM's George Xie and Gary Lane.

Garvinator
19-08-2009, 02:18 PM
and the website? ;)

Adamski
19-08-2009, 02:40 PM
Good things come to those who wait! Much effort from several people has gone into finalising a professional brochure. Now more focus can go on the web site. It will be www.australianchesschampionship.com

Garvinator
19-08-2009, 03:07 PM
Good things come to those who wait! Much effort from several people has gone into finalising a professional brochure. Now more focus can go on the web site. It will be www.australianchesschampionship.com:)

Alana
24-08-2009, 04:48 PM
hmm I'm playing to play but not sure which event I should enter. What do you guys think?

Ninja
24-08-2009, 07:19 PM
As the entry fee, time controls etc for the Major and Minor are the same and the FIDE ceiling has now dropped to 1200 any reason why the Minor will not be FIDE rated ?

Adamski
24-08-2009, 07:26 PM
As the entry fee, time controls etc for the Major and Minor are the same and the FIDE ceiling has now dropped to 1200 any reason why the Minor will not be FIDE rated ?The organising committee discussed this and decided it was better not to advertise the Minor as FIDE rated. A major reason is that it could lead to unjustified expectations of competitors getting a FIDE rating by playing in this event, which would only be the case if they played enough FIDE rated players and already had enogh qualifying games played against other FIDE rated players.. There wil be a time delay before those players in the 1200-1599 range who have played enough games for a FIDE rating will get one.

ER
24-08-2009, 07:27 PM
FIDE rated or not, I don't care! :owned: I am going there to enjoy 7-8 days of my break in a most comfortable and hospitable tournament environment, to see old friends and to spend time down the beach and other interesting places!:whistle:
The way this tournament is arranged is just perfect for me!
Having one game per day, having fun all morhing, playing chess in the afternoon and partying till late, living at a venue less than 50 yards from the venue, close to everywhere, I llllllluv Sydney! :owned:
My only regret, I can't stay more than 8 days due to other arrangements! :(
Cheers
See you all there!

Ninja
24-08-2009, 07:37 PM
FIDE rated or not, I don't care! :owned: I am going there to enjoy 7-8 days of my break
Hi JAK,

If you are only going for 7 - 8 days then you would be playing in the norths chess Classic NOT the Minor as that is the same 11-12 days as the Major and the Championship:owned:

Bill Gletsos
24-08-2009, 07:37 PM
As the entry fee, time controls etc for the Major and Minor are the same and the FIDE ceiling has now dropped to 1200 any reason why the Minor will not be FIDE rated ?That does not mean we should encourage it.
FIDE's main reason for dropping their rating ceiling over the past few years is simply to raise revenue.

Garvinator
24-08-2009, 07:40 PM
That does not mean we should encourage it.
FIDE main reason for dropping their rating ceiling over the past few years is simply to raise revenue.
It could have the side-effect of making some ratings in the 1600-2000 more reliable, but I am certain that is not their main reason for lowering the floor :whistle:

Bill Gletsos
24-08-2009, 07:42 PM
The organising committee discussed this and decided it was better not to advertise the Minor as FIDE rated.Actually the FIDE rating of ACF events is up to the ACF Council and not the organisers.

Ninja
24-08-2009, 07:43 PM
The organising committee discussed this and decided it was better not to advertise the Minor as FIDE rated. A major reason is that it could lead to unjustified expectations of competitors getting a FIDE rating by playing in this event, which would only be the case if they played enough FIDE rated players and already had enogh qualifying games played against other FIDE rated players.. There wil be a time delay before those players in the 1200-1599 range who have played enough games for a FIDE rating will get one.

I think you may be surprised how many 1200-1600 players who are interested in a 11-12 day tournament will already have a FIDE rating by 1st Jan (a whole 3 FIDE rating periods away!) and how many others will just need another game or two to get there. The new rules that effectively treat all games as being in the one tournament when working out initial rating are already making it substantially easier to get the first rating. :uhoh:

Ninja
24-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Actually the FIDE rating of ACF events is up to the ACF Council and not the organisers.

In that case..what is the ACF's opinion ??

ER
24-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Hi JAK,

If you are only going for 7 - 8 days then you would be playing in the norths chess Classic NOT the Minor as that is the same 11-12 days as the Major and the Championship:owned:

lol yep Ninja, that one! :P well it's only a name! :owned: thanks for telling me, :lol: cauz I might 've had entered in the wrong tournament! :wall:

Bill Gletsos
24-08-2009, 08:50 PM
In that case..what is the ACF's opinion ??Given the Minor is not FIDE rated, the answer is obvious.

Ninja
24-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Given the Minor is not FIDE rated, the answer is obvious.
Believe it or not I think I may have worked that bit out on my own:wall:

What about a bit of info regarding the WHY rather than the obvious ??

Bill Gletsos
24-08-2009, 10:04 PM
Believe it or not I think I may have worked that bit out on my own:wall:

What about a bit of info regarding the WHY rather than the obvious ??Why would the ACF want to proliferate the generation of FIDE ratings for players that are simply going to add to the ACF's annual FIDE rating bill and serve no real benefit.

aransandraseg
24-08-2009, 10:53 PM
It would be awesome if people did a freddo fundraiser or something along those lines and got a top GM to come to Australia for the open.
I think I should go for this.
A top GM would be incentive.
Maybe a couple.
It wold mean more Australian GMs since there would be better chances to get GM norms. I mean top Gms would be jetlagged and could lose.
If people looked into this it would mean big improvements on the top level of Australian chess and will make chess in Australia more widely recognised.

Garrett
25-08-2009, 08:37 AM
okay flights booked for two dashing QLD players.

Just need the website up now so we can officially enter !

cheers
Garrett.

Denis_Jessop
25-08-2009, 05:17 PM
It would be awesome if people did a freddo fundraiser or something along those lines and got a top GM to come to Australia for the open.
I think I should go for this.
A top GM would be incentive.
Maybe a couple.
It wold mean more Australian GMs since there would be better chances to get GM norms. I mean top Gms would be jetlagged and could lose.
If people looked into this it would mean big improvements on the top level of Australian chess and will make chess in Australia more widely recognised.

In recent years Australian Opens have often had visiting GMs (and so has the "closed" Championship once) not only for interest but also to give local players norm chances on their home ground. I don't know what your idea of a "top" GM is but these days a visit from a really top GM (say top 25 or even 50) to play in a tournament is not likely ae rating points are like gold to them and, as you say, they may lose. We've had good ones in the past - Averbakh, Kotov, Portisch for example - but those were different times.

DJ

Adamski
28-08-2009, 11:48 PM
okay flights booked for two dashing QLD players.

Just need the website up now so we can officially enter !

cheers
Garrett.Great. You can enter now. Just download the brochure and post it to NSWCA address.

Adamski
28-08-2009, 11:49 PM
Australian Open News:
The organisers of the 2010 Australian Chess Open are pleased to confirm Rydges, North Sydney as our preferred hotel for the championship. Rydges is located at 54 McLaren Street, North Sydney, a little over 1km from the tournament venue.

Rydges are offering an attractive package to tournament entrants, on a twin-share basis, of $119 per night which includes a full breakfast for 2. They are also offering attractive rates on larger rooms and suites.

In addition, Rydges have an 'early bird' offer with the first 5 rooms on offer at $99 per night. Better be quick though as one has already gone!

Rydges can be contacted on 1800-251-565. Make sure you mention Australian Chess Championship when contacting them.

Adamski
30-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Hi guys,
I am wondering if you folks on this forum can help me get together a list of overseas based web sites and email addresses to contact to promote the event. I know obvious ones like FIDE, Chessbase.com, chessgames.com and some clubs and national federations should come up through Google. But I am sure there are many more web sites and email addresses that we should contact once our web site is operational (not far away now). Any ideas?

Garvinator
30-08-2009, 08:01 PM
Hi guys,
I am wondering if you folks on this forum can help me get together a list of overseas based web sites and email addresses to contact to promote the event. I know obvious ones like FIDE, Chessbase.com, chessgames.com and some clubs and national federations should come up through Google. But I am sure there are many more web sites and email addresses that we should contact once our web site is operational (not far away now). Any ideas?
I would like a tournament website ;)

Oepty
30-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Hi guys,
I am wondering if you folks on this forum can help me get together a list of overseas based web sites and email addresses to contact to promote the event. I know obvious ones like FIDE, Chessbase.com, chessgames.com and some clubs and national federations should come up through Google. But I am sure there are many more web sites and email addresses that we should contact once our web site is operational (not far away now). Any ideas?

This Week in Chess (www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic.html) could be given details before the event and results afterwards for the weekly bulletin.
If someone is prepared to get an article for Chessbase together that would be great, but maybe that is more of a Aus Open thing.
Scott

Adamski
30-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Thanks for that, Scott.

peter_parr
02-09-2009, 02:56 PM
Hi guys,
I am wondering if you folks on this forum can help me get together a list of overseas based web sites and email addresses to contact to promote the event. I know obvious ones like FIDE, Chessbase.com, chessgames.com and some clubs and national federations should come up through Google. But I am sure there are many more web sites and email addresses that we should contact once our web site is operational (not far away now). Any ideas?

May I suggest send a link of the 2 page brochure to the seven state associations, ACF, NSW Junior Chess League etc.

So they can put it on their web sites.

I have a link on my web site at Chess Discount Sales.

Note restriction of overseas players in the titled event as in the ACF by-laws.

Adamski
03-09-2009, 07:43 AM
I would like a tournament website ;)Not too long to wait now. Much work is happening in this regard but invisibly to those of you who can only access www.australianchesschampionship.com.

Peter thanks for the suggestions. Being taken up. Others - FYI the ACF by-laws point means that unless ACF increases the number, only 4 non- Australian players (i.e. with no ACF rating) can enter the Championship itself.

Adamski
03-09-2009, 07:57 AM
The information in this post is no longer current. See http://www.australianchesschampionship.com for latest information

We have entries / notices of intention to enter from GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, GM Darryl Johansen, GM David Smerdon, IM Gary Lane, IM George Xie, FM Vladimir Smirnov and FM Brian Jones. Hoping for lots more titled players to enter too.

Watto
03-09-2009, 10:23 AM
We have entries / notices of intention to enter from GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, GM Darryl Johansen, GM David Smerdon, IM Gary Lane, IM George Xie, FM Vladimir Smirnov and FM Brian Jones. Hoping for lots more titled players to enter too.
Looks like it's going to be a great field. Congratulations on your organisation so far Adamski :) ... just reading this thread it's clear that you and the rest of your team have been working really hard. Looking forward to following the games and hope it all goes well!

Alana
03-09-2009, 12:17 PM
Hi There

Just wondering, how do we register? Went on to the website just then - there is a button called "Registration" but when I click on it it wants me to put in a password. Huh?

Kings of chess
03-09-2009, 06:07 PM
Hi There

Just wondering, how do we register? Went on to the website just then - there is a button called "Registration" but when I click on it it wants me to put in a password. Huh?

if that button does not work register at:

2009 Surfers Paradise Open (http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html)

Amir K.
03-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Hi There

Just wondering, how do we register? Went on to the website just then - there is a button called "Registration" but when I click on it it wants me to put in a password. Huh?

Well, I have paid room at North Ryde Hotel and that is for me like a registration.
Only Question I have for Adamski is:
What if my rating increases in December but I register in November?
Obviously I have to play in Mayor division?
Regards,
Amir Karibasic

Adamski
03-09-2009, 11:10 PM
Well, I have paid room at North Ryde Hotel and that is for me like a registration.
Only Question I have for Adamski is:
What if my rating increases in December but I register in November?
Obviously I have to play in Major division?
Regards,
Amir KaribasicRight you are. ACF Dec ratings will be used, as specified in the brochure. This may mean some players change divisions and finance will be sorted out appropriately when that happens.

Adamski
03-09-2009, 11:14 PM
Hi There

Just wondering, how do we register? Went on to the website just then - there is a button called "Registration" but when I click on it it wants me to put in a password. Huh?Sorry, the registration link is not quite there yet. The password is for those of us who can edit the content. PayPal details still to be finalised.

The best way to register at the moment is to download the brochure and send off entry form on page 2 of it and cheque to NSWCA address as per brochure.

Adamski
03-09-2009, 11:16 PM
Looks like it's going to be a great field. Congratulations on your organisation so far Adamski :) ... just reading this thread it's clear that you and the rest of your team have been working really hard. Looking forward to following the games and hope it all goes well!Thanks. Can we expect an entry from your other (less pretty) half? (In the nicest possible way.)

Watto
04-09-2009, 02:25 PM
Thanks. Can we expect an entry from your other (less pretty) half? (In the nicest possible way.)
Ah, hes purty enough. ;)
I'd say it's more unlikely than likely because of the time of the year. But you never know.

Adamski
07-09-2009, 07:45 AM
The web site for the event, www.australianchesschampionship.com, is now live!

Garrett
07-09-2009, 10:26 AM
yeah noticed yesterday, looks nice !!

cheers
Garrett.

Adamski
09-09-2009, 04:50 PM
We have entries / notices of intention to enter from GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, GM Darryl Johansen, GM David Smerdon, IM Gary Lane, IM George Xie, FM Vladimir Smirnov and FM Brian Jones. Hoping for lots more titled players to enter too.Sadly, GM Smerdon has advised that he cannot play in the Championship.

Entries are coming in - there is room for many more chess chatters. It would be great to see 200 players across all the tournaments. The venue at norths could easily accommodate that many.

Vlad
09-09-2009, 05:29 PM
Sadly, GM Smerdon has advised that he cannot play in the Championship.

Entries are coming in - there is room for many more chess chatters. It would be great to see 200 players across all the tournaments. The venue at norths could easily accommodate that many.

That is sad... We need to find at least another GM to keep GM norm chances alive.

aransandraseg
09-09-2009, 09:47 PM
Ok you can count me in. I'll have my registration in soon as I can find the money (already earned $30 :owned: ). This is the perfect tournament for me. I'm not missing it for the world. :D Oh but can someone explain the difference between the Minor and the classic. PM me (preferable) or post here.

Ninja
09-09-2009, 09:58 PM
Oh but can someone explain the difference between the Minor and the classic. PM me (preferable) or post here.
6 rounds over 7 days as opposed to 11 rounds over 12 days:)

ER
09-09-2009, 10:26 PM
6 rounds over 7 days as opposed to 11 rounds over 12 days:)

Correct and I will be there because that format 6/7 suits me perfect!

Adamski
09-09-2009, 10:27 PM
6 rounds over 7 days as opposed to 11 rounds over 12 days:)Actually, the norths Classic has 7 rounds. See the brochure and/or the web site. Both the Minor and the Classic are U 1600.

ER
09-09-2009, 10:44 PM
Actually, the norths Classic has 7 rounds. See the brochure and/or the web site. Both the Minor and the Classic are U 1600.

Yes Jonathan and thanks that's what I mean!
BTW are we going to have extra playing room for the three tournaments?
I am asking this question since as large and comfortable the room we played in the Aus Day Weekender was, I don't think that it will fit the numbers of people who will enter all three tourneys!

PSI You know I always read your posts, the reason you are not in my top ten is that you are not posting as often as others do! :)
PSII BTW are we going to have the Aus Day Weekender next year as well? I am planning to enter as soon as I return from my short trip to the US!

Adamski
09-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Hi JaK. No and yes! We have the main auditorium at norths which is a huge room. So we don't need another playing room. And AFAIK there should be another Australia Day weekender in NSW next year. Hope to see you there!

aransandraseg
10-09-2009, 12:47 AM
Which is a stronger field?
I think the minor is preferable.

aransandraseg
10-09-2009, 09:57 AM
the minor is what I'll enter. Who else is entering this event.

Adamski
10-09-2009, 10:45 AM
the minor is what I'll enter. Who else is entering this event.I know a lot of Sydney based players who intend to play in the Minor. Hopefully, it will be a large field.

Adamski
10-09-2009, 05:48 PM
The current Australian Open Champion, IM Alex Wohl, has indicated (from Spain) that he is "definitely interested" in playing in the 2010 Championship.:clap: But sadly, GM Zong-Yuan Zhao may not be able to play.

aransandraseg
10-09-2009, 08:11 PM
hmm. If I think I've done a lot of preparation I might consider playing in the championship. It would be fun to get 0/11.

Garvinator
10-09-2009, 08:20 PM
hmm. If I think I've done a lot of preparation I might consider playing in the championship. It would be fun to get 0/11.
The short answer is that you need a rating over 2150 to enter the championship.

aransandraseg
10-09-2009, 08:27 PM
damn
:evil:

MIRKO
10-09-2009, 08:59 PM
I think the MINOR prizemoney could be a little more!!!! considering it is a BIG tournament!!! The gold coast tourney is offering $600.

Ninja
11-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Actually, the norths Classic has 7 rounds. See the brochure and/or the web site. Both the Minor and the Classic are U 1600.
Perhaps you could update your Post #19 to reflect that ??:D

Bill Gletsos
11-09-2009, 03:50 PM
Perhaps you could update your Post #19 to reflect that ??:DPerhaps you should have continued reading the thread and then you would have gotten to post #23. :whistle:

Ninja
11-09-2009, 04:04 PM
Perhaps you should have continued reading the thread and then you would have gotten to post #23. :whistle:Perhaps so... However I thought this thread was designed to promote the events??? To me that means that if the info changes it makes sense to update the post. Logically you would expect anyone wanting to know the basic details to go directly to the start of the thread which is exactly what I did but Oh Damn :wall: I will now be missing for the last round:wall: :wall: (Well if I was actually meaning to play in the Classic!)

Bill Gletsos
11-09-2009, 04:18 PM
Perhaps so... However I thought this thread was designed to promote the events??? To me that means that if the info changes it makes sense to update the post. Logically you would expect anyone wanting to know the basic details to go directly to the start of the thread which is exactly what I did but Oh Damn :wall: I will now be missing for the last round:wall: :wall: (Well if I was actually meaning to play in the Classic!)If you were really that interested perhaps you would actually go to the website setup for the event at http://www.australianchesschampionship.com

aransandraseg
11-09-2009, 05:09 PM
Can't wait. Why cant there be one of these every 6 months? :D

Adamski
11-09-2009, 05:13 PM
See Accommodation page in our web site:

Rydges are also advertising discounted rates Australia wide through their Rydges Summer Sale. This, for bookings of 5 days or more made before 27 September 2009, is $95 per night. This rate does not include breakfast. To take up the Summer sale rate, click www.rydges.com/summersale.

Get in early to take advantage of this offer!

Adamski
11-09-2009, 05:27 PM
Can't wait. Why cant there be one of these every 6 months? :DThey take a lot of organisation! Annual (with Aus Champs and Aus Open in alternate years) is enough!!

Garvinator
11-09-2009, 05:55 PM
They take a lot of organisation! Annual (with Aus Champs and Aus Open in alternate years) is enough!!
And for your organising team the work is only just beginning :uhoh: :lol:

ER
11-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Can't wait. Why cant there be one of these every 6 months? :D
Because then you 'd still be whinging and crying for 12 a year or something! :P

Miranda
11-09-2009, 08:11 PM
Because then you 'd still be whinging and crying for 12 a year or something! :P
12 a year? What a good idea... ;)

aransandraseg
11-09-2009, 09:39 PM
still cant't wait

why cant we have one everyday

ER
12-09-2009, 01:28 AM
12 a year? What a good idea...

followed by...


why cant we have one everyday

ok youngsters, dreaming 's over, back to homework now! :P

CameronD
12-09-2009, 01:50 AM
12 a year? What a good idea... ;)

Note that kids with parents who pay the expenses are saying this.

Garvinator
12-09-2009, 12:01 PM
Note that kids with parents who pay the expenses are saying this.
and most likely not many are taking their idea seriously ;)

aransandraseg
12-09-2009, 02:58 PM
wait. I may be under 18 but it's only 2 months till I can work. Then I can fund the tournaments myself. :D

Miranda
12-09-2009, 04:25 PM
wait. I may be under 18 but it's only 2 months till I can work. Then I can fund the tournaments myself. :D
:lol: For some reason, I doubt working for $7.50 an hour at Maccas will get you to too many tournaments... although it is a good start nonethless

Garvinator
12-09-2009, 04:30 PM
:lol: For some reason, I doubt working for $7.50 an hour at Maccas will get you to too many tournaments... although it is a good start nonethless
Working for nothing at Maccas and getting them to sponsor your entry fee, flights and accommodation sounds like a better bet ;)

ER
12-09-2009, 04:42 PM
wait. I may be under 18 but it's only 2 months till I can work. Then I can fund the tournaments myself.

hey people Aran doesn't talk about paying his expenses here, he is talking about funding tournaments!!!

Aran keep on thinking Big man! :clap: Don't get into the loser: "I work my way up" mentality!

Alana
14-09-2009, 10:27 AM
:lol: For some reason, I doubt working for $7.50 an hour at Maccas will get you to too many tournaments... although it is a good start nonethless

Oi! I work at Macca's and was getting $10.51 at 17, I'm now getting $11.85 and an extra $2 in 10 days! W00t! Go 18!

Though it's true, mum still pays for the majority of the chess :)

aransandraseg
14-09-2009, 08:08 PM
I have saved $80 to cover the tournament. Wasn't really that hard. I just started helping around the odd bits and got $5 from each.

Adamski
15-09-2009, 08:39 AM
Victorian IM James Morris is a "90% chance, almost certain" to play in the Championship. Sounds like the real deal to me!

ER
15-09-2009, 02:21 PM
Oi! I work at Macca's and was getting $10.51 at 17, I'm now getting $11.85 and an extra $2 in 10 days! W00t! Go 18!

Do they have a 60+ award? At this rate I 'd be getting around $100.00 an hour! Do you get free burgers and sandaes? If yes would you put a good word for me when I apply???

ER
15-09-2009, 02:33 PM
I have saved $80 to cover the tournament. Wasn't really that hard. I just started helping around the odd bits and got $5 from each.
Thank God, that will hopefully keep you quiet for a while! :P

Alana
16-09-2009, 10:37 AM
Do they have a 60+ award? At this rate I 'd be getting around $100.00 an hour! Do you get free burgers and sandaes? If yes would you put a good word for me when I apply???

We generally get 50% off a meal (crew meal) but sometimes we're able to scab a free one. So no free burgers (and sandaes don't exist).

No idea what the maximum rate is, though there is a 50 or so year old guy working at the store in Civic. :)

ER
16-09-2009, 12:51 PM
No idea what the maximum rate is, though there is a 50 or so year old guy working at the store in Civic. :)

thanks Alana, hehe, here I come Macca's, suffer SBS! :P:owned:

mikesguns
20-09-2009, 11:44 AM
I've got a question what does your ACF and/or FIDE rating have to be to be applicable for the Australian Majors?

Garvinator
20-09-2009, 12:18 PM
I've got a question what does your ACF and/or FIDE rating have to be to be applicable for the Australian Majors?
Under 2150

mikesguns
20-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Any minimum rating?

Alana
21-09-2009, 10:16 AM
Is the online registration working yet?

heartyfisher
23-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Is the online registration working yet?

Hi, I have just completed the debugging and development part..:wall: its in final testing stage at the moment. :pray: Should be up and running in a few days time !! Yay! :owned:

So who is thinking of joining up?

Tobi

http://www.c21cview.com/pg/albums/userpics/normal_DSCF6059m.JPG

Bill Gletsos
23-09-2009, 07:14 PM
I've got a question what does your ACF and/or FIDE rating have to be to be applicable for the Australian Majors?Your FIDE is irrelevant. You have to be under 2150 ACF.

Adamski
23-09-2009, 10:40 PM
An entry for the Championship has been received from IM Stephen Solomon. :clap:

ER
23-09-2009, 11:43 PM
That's really great news, thanks Jonathan! :) :clap: and a bit of a story, earlier this year, was it at the Vic Open? I was playing with his son, a really nice young man, who offered me a draw from a winning position! I declined, telling him "no way youngster, you have a win here, you better find it! " Oh ok" he said, and he did! It was in the same tournament that Michael Adamo - a talented BHCC junior scored one of his first serious wins! Not telling you who the loser was!!! :P

Alana
24-09-2009, 08:58 AM
So who is thinking of joining up?

Tobi



ME. Already organised accomodation - just need to enter!

mikesguns
24-09-2009, 09:43 AM
It was in the same tournament that Michael Adamo - a talented BHCC junior scored one of his first serious wins! Not telling you who the loser was!!! :P
I wonder who the loser was justanight
And by the way there is 2 d's in Addamo.

ER
24-09-2009, 10:40 AM
hey you sound too bloody serious give us a sMMile! :P

mikesguns
24-09-2009, 10:41 AM
OK :lol: :D :owned:
GO THE PIES

ER
24-09-2009, 11:19 AM
lol that's the spirit mate! BTW Michael is a great and talented youngster, and you can ask him that I congratulated him not only for beating me convincingly in that particular tournament, but also (publicly too) when I found out that he is the most improved player in the country! :clap:
Incidentally, all the youngsters who have achieved this remarcable honour are my chess friends: Vinay :clap: , Kyle:clap: , Adam:clap: , Miranda:clap: , and now Michael:clap: have all done it and in their merry way they have used (or came very close to) the old man for target practice! :) Good on them!

Bill Gletsos
24-09-2009, 01:12 PM
lol that's the spirit mate! BTW Michael is a great and talented youngster, and you can ask him that I congratulated him not only for beating me convincingly in that particular tournament, but also (publicly too) when I found out that he is the most improved player in the country! :clap:Actually he is not the most improved player in the country and in fact he does not even appear in the ACF September 2009 top improvers list.

ER
24-09-2009, 04:08 PM
Actually he is not the most improved player in the country and in fact he does not even appear in the ACF September 2009 top improvers list.
In my books he is! It's only due to technicalities that he is not there!

Bill Gletsos
24-09-2009, 04:20 PM
In my books he is!Your book does not count.

It's only due to technicalities that he is not there!Those so called technicalities are relevant.
His June rating was based on less than 30 games and lacked the ! or !!.

However even if you ignore all that he still was not the most improved player in the country in the September 2009 period. There were 4 above him.

ER
24-09-2009, 04:26 PM
Your book does not count.
Yes it does

Those so called technicalities are relevant.
So are my books

His June rating was based on less than 30 games and lacked the ! or !!.
I don't care about your little hieroglyphics. I have seen him playing real chess and I know!

However even if you ignore all that he still was not the most improved player in the country in the September 2009 period. There were 4 above him
ok I might give you that, let him have a match vs them above him and you see!

mikesguns
24-09-2009, 04:42 PM
Bill the reason I wasn't in the top improvers list was only because I had previously played 25 or so games when i needed 30. The only player I know that got higher than me was Joshua Deveraj and he is only rated just above 1000. No disregard to him as he is a magnificent player. The others might be the same. So, I think what justaknight is trying to say when he said 'ok I might give you that, let him have a match vs them above him and you see!', is that I'm one of the highest improvers that has a high rating. :D

ER
24-09-2009, 04:50 PM
So you ARE Michael!!!! Geez I got trapped into singing your praises as though you were another person, I hadn't seen the Juve slogan I thought it was Magpies, for the records I go for Juve in Italy too! that's another + point for you!!!


So, I think what justaknight is trying to say
I am not trying, I am saying it!!! :P:P


is that I'm one of the highest improvers that has a high rating. :D
Plus you are a Box Hill Canterbury Chess Club player, that counts double!:clap:

Bill Gletsos
24-09-2009, 05:51 PM
Kevin...I'm Bill, not Kevin.

the reason I wasn't in the top improvers list was only because I had previously played 25 or so games when i needed 30. The only player I know that got higher than me was Joshua Deveraj and he is only rated just above 1000.There are players outside Victoria.

No disregard to him as he is a magnificent player. The others might be the same. So, I think what justaknight is trying to say when he said 'ok I might give you that, let him have a match vs them above him and you see!', is that I'm one of the highest improvers that has a high rating. :DTwo of the 4 that had a bigger improvement outrate you.

Bill Gletsos
24-09-2009, 05:55 PM
ok I might give you that, let him have a match vs them above him and you see!Irrelevant as it is the improvers list and their rating is irrelevant.

Also as Michael himself noted he wasnt even the VIC player with the biggest increase outside the ACF criteria. That privilege went to Joshua Deveraj.

As such your claim that maddam12 was the most improved player in the country is just wrong in so many ways.

mikesguns
24-09-2009, 06:03 PM
Lets forget that argument and talk about what we are meant to, Australian Championship 2010.
Do we have a list of extremely early bird entries so far?

Adamski
24-09-2009, 06:04 PM
The organisising committee has today discovered that the brochure for the champs has the wrong PO Box for the NSWCA. The PO Box should be:

GPO BOx 2418, Sydney, NSW 2001.

As this is the address that all written entries will go to, the committee will correct this mistake on the brochure itself.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused through not picking this up earlier. You will be pleased to know that those entries that were sent to the wrong PO Box have now been forwarded to the committee.

Adamski
24-09-2009, 06:09 PM
Lets forget that argument and talk about what we are meant to, Australian Championship 2010.
Do we have a list of extremely early bird entries so far?Hi Michael, I saw your real name on this thread and it's not far removed from mine! I wish you continued good luck with your chess and I hope to meet you at norths in January! May I suggest to continue your obvious improvement you could do much worse than model yourself on Super-GM Michael Adams, who should really be related to us both!! (I try to play over his games as a priority ahead of most other Super-GMs' games.)

So far we have only published titled early entries. These are on the web site. To remind you, it is http://www.australianchesschampionship.com, and shortly online registration will be possible through it.

ER
24-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Irrelevant as it is the improvers list and their rating is irrelevant.

Also as Michael himself noted he wasnt even the VIC player with the biggest increase outside the ACF criteria. That privilege went to Joshua Deveraj.

As such your claim that maddam12 was the most improved player in the country is just wrong in so many ways.

Would you let me prepare my questionnaire for the already announced interview? Rating related questions :P (amongst other matters) will be discussed there! Thanks for reminding me that I am playing Josh Friday week, if I beat him will it prove a point to you that ratings can be irrelevant in terms of a player's real strength?

The point I am trying to make is that a number following the player's name isn't a factor that decides his (her) real strength!

Adamski
24-09-2009, 10:17 PM
I spoke with GM Darryl Johansen tonight and he is "almost certain" to play.

ER
24-09-2009, 10:19 PM
I spoke with GM Darryl Johansen tonight and he is "almost certain" to play.
GO Vics!!!! :clap:

Mischa
24-09-2009, 10:23 PM
even if not from Box Hill!!!!

ER
24-09-2009, 10:29 PM
I spoke with GM Darryl Johansen tonight and he is "almost certain" to play.
Do we have a list of entries yet Jonathan?

Adamski
24-09-2009, 10:31 PM
Do we have a list of entries yet Jonathan?So far the web site just has titled entries. We hope before long to pull together a full list of entries and put it on the web site. We will do that once online registration is there as then we can include those chess chatters who have noted here their intention to enter - like Alana and you JaK.

ER
24-09-2009, 10:34 PM
So far the web site just has titled entries. We hope before long to pull togetehr a full list of entries and put it on the web site. We will do that once online registration is there as then we can include those chess chatters who have noted here their intention to enter - like Alana and you JaK.
Which reminds me to go pay my entry fee, thanks Jonathan!!! I have already booked accom and flight... Chances are I will also be there for the ANZAC day weekender after a short trip to the US! :)

Adamski
24-09-2009, 10:37 PM
Which reminds me to go pay my entry fee, thanks Jonathan!!! I have already booked accom and flight... Chances are I will also be there for the ANZAC day weekender after a short trip to the US! :)Cool. But if paying by post see note above about incorrect PO Box on brochure!!

Fenguin
27-09-2009, 02:59 PM
I remember in the Doeberl Major where the minimum ACF rating needed to enter was 1400. Is the same rule applying for the Australian Major 2010?

Cheers.

Adamski
27-09-2009, 03:09 PM
I remember in the Doeberl Major where the minimum ACF rating needed to enter was 1400. Is the same rule applying for the Australian Major 2010?

Cheers.No. Anybody under 2150 who wishes to may enter the Major, including unrated players. Are you intending to play?

Fenguin
27-09-2009, 03:18 PM
At this stage, I'm not sure if I am going or not. ill PM you with some questions about it...

Adamski
29-09-2009, 11:09 AM
The organisising committee has today discovered that the brochure for the champs has the wrong PO Box for the NSWCA. The PO Box should be:

GPO BOx 2418, Sydney, NSW 2001.

As this is the address that all written entries will go to, the committee will correct this mistake on the brochure itself.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused through not picking this up earlier. You will be pleased to know that those entries that were sent to the wrong PO Box have now been forwarded to the committee.This correction has been made on the web site and in the brochure which can be downloaded from the site.

Alana
29-09-2009, 07:58 PM
Does full-time student count as being a concession? Doesn't mention it on the website and I've just turned 18 :)

queenant89
29-09-2009, 10:57 PM
adding to alan's question.. does a full time uni student count for the concession??

Basil
30-09-2009, 01:51 AM
adding to alan's question.. does a full time uni student count for the concession??
Yes, thanks for the question Alan ;)

Adamski
30-09-2009, 07:54 AM
Does full-time student count as being a concession? Doesn't mention it on the website and I've just turned 18 :)Yep. Full time students get the concession. So do juniors and and holders of a Commonwealth Government healthcare card.

Desmond
30-09-2009, 07:10 PM
adding to alan's question.. does a full time uni student count for the concession??There are full time uni students now?

Adamski
01-10-2009, 02:00 PM
I'd like to encourage people who are entering/ intending to enter who are living outside Sydney to check out our preferred accommodation supplier, Rydges.

As the web site says, Rydges, North Sydney is our preferred hotel for the championship. Rydges is located at 54 McLaren Street, North Sydney, a little over 1km from the tournament venue.

Rydges are offering an attractive package to tournament entrants, on a twin-share basis, of $119 per night which includes a full breakfast for 2. They are also offering attractive rates on larger rooms and suites.

In addition, Rydges have an 'early bird' offer with the first 5 rooms on offer at $99 per night. Better be quick though as some have already gone! All guests get a $5 bar voucher.

Rydges can be contacted on 1800-251-565. Make sure you mention Australian Chess Championship when contacting them. Have a look at http://www.rydges.com/cwp/austchess for their minisite.

ER
01-10-2009, 02:51 PM
Jonathan from a couple of interested oldies here. Do senior citizen cards, 60+ (not the health pensioner thingy) count for concession entry?

Garvinator
01-10-2009, 03:03 PM
Jonathan from a couple of interested oldies here. Do senior citizen cards, 60+ (not the health pensioner thingy) count for concession entry?
How about the organisers just give everyone the concessional entry rate, cause it seems everyone qualifies? :uhoh:

ER
01-10-2009, 03:07 PM
How about the organisers just give everyone the concessional entry rate, cause it seems everyone qualifies? :uhoh:

hey this is a legit question don't stuff it up like you did with that silly time control thread!

Adamski
01-10-2009, 10:15 PM
OK it seems we need some clarification.

The relevant part of the ACF By-laws states:

35. A concession entry fee is to be offered in all ACF events. The minimum concession shall be a reduction of 25 per cent of the full entry fee. Persons eligible for a concession entry fee are juniors, full-time students and holders of a Commonwealth Government healthcare card.

So seniors need a Commonwealth Government healthcare card to qualify.

Adamski
01-10-2009, 10:18 PM
IM Alex Wohl is now a confirmed entrant. :clap: He is the current Australian Open Champion.

ER
02-10-2009, 08:17 AM
OK it seems we need some clarification.

The relevant part of the ACF By-laws states:

35. A concession entry fee is to be offered in all ACF events. The minimum concession shall be a reduction of 25 per cent of the full entry fee. Persons eligible for a concession entry fee are juniors, full-time students and holders of a Commonwealth Government healthcare card.

So seniors need a Commonwealth Government healthcare card to qualify.


Thanks Jonathan, that clarifies everything! :)

mikesguns
03-10-2009, 05:47 PM
I might go to this tournament but cheap accommodation is hard to find for 4 people, or myself with people from chess I know.
I was wondering if anyone knew anywhere cheap (not including Rydges)?

Adamski
03-10-2009, 07:10 PM
I might go to this tournament but cheap accommodation is hard to find for 4 people, or myself with people from chess I know.
I was wondering if anyone knew anywhere cheap (not including Rydges)?Hi Michael. Try Y Hotel.

mikesguns
04-10-2009, 11:13 AM
Ok thanks Jono

Adamski
04-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Online registration is available through our official web site, www.australianchesschampionship.com. Thanks to Mokum and Tobi!

I would like to encourage those of you have indicated your intention to enter to proceed with online rego at your earliest convenience? Thanks.

Adamski
04-10-2009, 02:14 PM
All entries received online will go into a draw to receive a top of the range DGT-XL clock - clock donated by our sponsor Chess Discount Sales and cash courtesy of PayPal.

heartyfisher
04-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Hi all,

Just a note to help you guys find the registration forms. The Online registration form is at the bottom of the "registration" Page which you can get to from the left panel of the website.

Adamski
05-10-2009, 01:59 PM
An entry for the Championship, submitted by our online registration facility, has been received from Victorian Eugene Schon. The full list of Championship entries can be found on the web site.

mikesguns
05-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Where are they? There are only the players from the notable section

Adamski
05-10-2009, 03:49 PM
Where are they? There are only the players from the notable sectionSorry, I meant the actual Championship (not Major, Minor, Classic) entries are listed on the site. Once there are sufficient entries for the other tournaments, we will put up a list of all entrants.

Garvinator
05-10-2009, 10:32 PM
On the registration page ie where people go to register and pay to play in one of the events, why is there a (not participating) option? :lol:

heartyfisher
06-10-2009, 09:14 AM
On the registration page ie where people go to register and pay to play in one of the events, why is there a (not participating) option? :lol:

Hi,

Well thats for the main events. So you can "not participate" for the main events but take part in the ligntning event. or you can take part in one of the main events as well as the "lightning"..

So its for people who only want to participate in the lightning event.

Hope thats clear ..

:-)

Tobi

Adamski
07-10-2009, 09:02 PM
2010 Australian championships Accommodation.

Rydges, North Sydney is the preferred hotel for the championships. We have previously mentioned that there are a range of accommodation options around to suit all tastes and budgets.

One that may be of interest is the Y Hotel, Hyde Park, 5-11 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney who are offering championship entrants access to their Group Rates. These include the following:

Dormitory beds $33 per night
Traditional room (shared facilities) single - $71, twin- $99, triple- $108, family room $132 per night. All rooms include a light breakfast.
Y Hotel can be contacted on 1800-994-994. Mention the Australian Chess Championships when making a booking.

Garvinator
07-10-2009, 10:32 PM
2020 Australian championships Accommodation.
You certainly are keen, organising 2020 already ;) :lol:

Adamski
07-10-2009, 10:56 PM
You certainly are keen, organising 2020 already ;) :lol:LOL - fixed! For that you'd better come for more than just the ACF meeting- either 2010 or 2020!

Adamski
08-10-2009, 01:17 PM
Rainer Woisin, CEO, Marketing & Distribution, ChessBase, has confirmed sponsorship for the Australian Champs by his company. Details are confidential between the parties. But there is a good chance that a well-known English GM will be out here representing them at the time of the champs.:clap:

Metro
08-10-2009, 03:57 PM
Rainer Woisin, CEO, Marketing & Distribution, ChessBase, has confirmed sponsorship for the Australian Champs by his company. Details are confidential between the parties. But there is a good chance that a well-known English GM will be out here representing them at the time of the champs.:clap:
Terrific news:clap: :clap: :clap:

I wonder if it's Nigel:hmm:

Muzzy
08-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Just registered on the site and used the Paypal payment option. All done in a breeze! :)

Adamski
08-10-2009, 10:09 PM
All entries received online will go into a draw to receive a top of the range DGT-XL clock - clock donated by our sponsor Chess Discount Sales and cash courtesy of PayPal.The Organising Committee has today decided to upgrade this. There are now 3 prizes: 1st the clock (as quoted), 2nd $100 cash courtesy of PayPal and 3rd Fritz 12, RRP c. $95, courtesy of ChessBase. Note that the third prize is practically as good as the 2nd prize!!! All 3 prizes will be drawn at the tournament. NB: Only online registrations go into the draw.

Garvinator
10-10-2009, 12:05 AM
3rd Fritz 12, RRP c. $95, courtesy of ChessBase.
And if you already have this item ;)

Miranda
10-10-2009, 11:47 AM
And if you already have this item ;)
Then feel free to donate it to a junior who doesn't! ;)

Adamski
11-10-2009, 11:06 AM
GM Darryl Johansen has entered the Championship.:clap:

heartyfisher
21-10-2009, 05:57 PM
There is a slow but steady stream of entries via the website!! :P :owned: Good luck to all who have registered. Time to make some time for training ! :P

Adamski
26-10-2009, 10:34 PM
We have our second confirmed GM entry for the Championship. Zong Yuan Zhao has entered. :clap:

Alana
27-10-2009, 10:41 AM
hey just wondering when the cutoff for early entry is?

Also is there a minimum rating for the Major, or just u2150?

Adamski
27-10-2009, 10:26 PM
hey just wondering when the cutoff for early entry is?

Also is there a minimum rating for the Major, or just u2150?All on the brochure. Early entry cut-off is 6 Dec for Major, Minor and norths Classic. Championship entries close 13 Dec.
No minimum rating for Major. People below 1600 can choose any of the Major, Minor and Classic.

Garvinator
27-10-2009, 10:36 PM
People below 1600 can choose any of the Major, Minor and Classic.Or if they are really keen and good at simul play, all three ;) :whistle:

Adamski
27-10-2009, 10:36 PM
GM Gawain Jones (Eng, living in NZ) has entered the Aus Champs.:clap:

Alana
30-10-2009, 03:38 PM
All on the brochure. Early entry cut-off is 6 Dec for Major, Minor and norths Classic. Championship entries close 13 Dec.
No minimum rating for Major. People below 1600 can choose any of the Major, Minor and Classic.

Ok thanks for this. I must remember to register sometime before I go overseas - will probably forget when I come back :)

Adamski
01-11-2009, 12:07 PM
All entries received for all events have now been added to the web site. 2 new entries for the Championship have been received from Max Illingworth and Andrew Brown.

Notes to Alana and JAK: no entries received from you yet - even though I know JAK will be competing with me in the Classic!

black
01-11-2009, 02:36 PM
The short answer is that you need a rating over 2150 to enter the championship.

Is this strict? (Is there a long answer?)

I think I'm 2117 fide and 2039 acf, and would only be interested in playing in the championship. Not possible this year?

Kevin Bonham
01-11-2009, 08:13 PM
Is this strict? (Is there a long answer?)

I think I'm 2117 fide and 2039 acf, and would only be interested in playing in the championship. Not possible this year?

The long answer is in post 32.

Adult players with ACF ratings under 2150 can be admitted to the Championship if in the opinion of the ACF's selection committee for the event they are of "equivalent proficiency" to 2150 ACF.

Players who want to apply for entry under this rule need to enter the tournament as normal. If their application to play in the Championship isn't accepted they can then play in the Major, or if they were only interested in playing in the Championship they can have their entry fee refunded.

I am on the selection committee for this.

"Equivalent proficiency" is interpreted fairly leniently but basically means there is a strong chance based on rating and reasonably recent results of the player performing at ACF 2150+. Players who used to be 2150+ many years ago but have not performed at that level in recent years typically don't get in.

Whether a player is willing to play in the Major or not has no bearing on the ruling.

Adamski
02-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Our sponsors ChessBase have provided us with 3 copies of their latest ChessBase magazine. Therefore the organising committee have decided to offer 3 more prizes to be chosen by lot from all online registrations received. Effectively, prizes 4, 5 and 6 will be a copy of their magazine. See earlier posts for the other 3 prizes to be drawn from online entrants - in brief a top of the line clock donated by Chess Discount Sales (1st prize), $100 donated by PayPal (2nd prize) and a copy of Fritz 12 also donated by ChessBase (3rd prize).

Register online and experience for yourself how easy it is!

Adamski
03-11-2009, 06:12 AM
GM Ian Rogers will be providing world class commentary for the Australian Championships!:clap:

Adamski
03-11-2009, 06:14 AM
The long answer is in post 32.

Adult players with ACF ratings under 2150 can be admitted to the Championship if in the opinion of the ACF's selection committee for the event they are of "equivalent proficiency" to 2150 ACF.

Players who want to apply for entry under this rule need to enter the tournament as normal. If their application to play in the Championship isn't accepted they can then play in the Major, or if they were only interested in playing in the Championship they can have their entry fee refunded.

I am on the selection committee for this.

"Equivalent proficiency" is interpreted fairly leniently but basically means there is a strong chance based on rating and reasonably recent results of the player performing at ACF 2150+. Players who used to be 2150+ many years ago but have not performed at that level in recent years typically don't get in.

Whether a player is willing to play in the Major or not has no bearing on the ruling.black, based on the ACF By-Law terms cited, if I were you I would enter the Championship and leave the rest to the selection committee. But note that we expect the Major will also be strong!

Adamski
05-11-2009, 12:05 PM
GM Ian Rogers will be providing world class commentary for the Australian Championships!:clap:This will be on-site, live commentary at norths.

Garrett
05-11-2009, 12:35 PM
Hey Vlad old mate.

You're not in the top half yet !!

(insider comment : At MCC I said to Vlad he might not be in top half).

ha ha

cheers
Garrett.

Adamski
07-11-2009, 11:34 AM
The Aus Champs 2010 is re-using the same PayPal account as was used for the Aus Open in 2009. Thus people registering online will receive emails of the following format:

You sent a payment of $X AUD to Australian Open Chess Championships.
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EBT
12-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Not sure if this has already been answered, but what's the tournament policy for half point bye requests?

Specifically, interested in playing in the major, but may need to request for bye in the first two rounds.

Garvinator
12-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Not sure if this has already been answered, but what's the tournament policy for half point bye requests?

Specifically, interested in playing in the major, but may need to request for bye in the first two rounds.
From the Aus Champs website:


The arbiters are - IA Charles Zworestine, Nick Chernih and Ronald Scott. Charles can be contacted on 0410563965. point byes are not permitted. In accordance with ACF requirements a report will be made to the ACF on players who withdraw from the events with the reasons for their withdrawal. Action may be taken by the ACF on unapproved withdrawals. It does seem a bit unclear from reading the relevant sections if this just applies to the Championship or to all three main events: Champs, Major and Minor. http://www.australianchesschampionship.com/pm/pmwiki.php?n=Main.Tournaments

Adamski
12-11-2009, 08:50 PM
From the Aus Champs website:

It does seem a bit unclear from reading the relevant sections if this just applies to the Championship or to all three main events: Champs, Major and Minor. http://www.australianchesschampionship.com/pm/pmwiki.php?n=Main.TournamentsWe are not permitting half point byes for any of our 3 main events. They can distort the draw when a national title is at stake. This has now been clarified on the web site.

CameronD
12-11-2009, 09:06 PM
We are not permitting half point byes for any of our 3 main events. They can distort the draw when a national title is at stake. This has now been clarified on the web site.

:clap:

This should be the case in all chess events, even weekenders and club events. If you cant play, then you get 0

:clap:

Garvinator
12-11-2009, 09:19 PM
We are not permitting half point byes for any of our 3 main events. They can distort the draw when a national title is at stake. This has now been clarified on the web site.
Damn, I was going to ask for 11 half point byes, oh well :uhoh:

Adamski
12-11-2009, 09:37 PM
The organising comnmittee is pleased to anounce that, in addition to his on-site commentary, GM Ian Rogers will be judging the best game prize for each of the Championship, Major and Minor.

Players will have to enter their games specifically, except for if they are played in the last round when this could be impractical. But even in that case, specific entry of the game is encouraged as it would significantly increase the chance of that particular game winning the relevant best game prize.

michael.mcguirk
12-11-2009, 10:14 PM
Gotta remember to enter those games in this time :rolleyes:

ER
13-11-2009, 05:07 AM
Gotta remember to enter those games in this time :rolleyes:
with garvinator (he won't be there :owned: ) as official you can't avoid it! hehe Berg is as good only he does it with charm! :lol: Garvo is an enforcer!:eek:

Garvinator
13-11-2009, 11:08 AM
with garvinator (he won't be there :owned: ) as official you can't avoid it! hehe Berg is as good only he does it with charm! :lol: Garvo is an enforcer!:eek:
Hey, it is very likely I will be there ;)

ER
13-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Hey, it is very likely I will be there ;) http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Surprise/surprised-027.gif http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/door-165.gif

Trent Parker
22-11-2009, 10:49 PM
OK all! I offered it a few years ago and I'll offer it again!

If there is anyone driving a long distance and doesn't mind a 1hr-1.5hr commute (Depending on traffic) in and out to Cammeray each day i am willing to provide free accomodation in exchange for driving me in and out each day.

Regards
Trent Parker

Adamski
23-11-2009, 06:22 AM
The question has come up again so here is clarification:
The relevant ACF by-law is as follows:

A concession entry fee is to be offered in all ACF events. The minimum
concession shall be a reduction of 25 per cent of the full entry fee. Persons
eligible for a concession entry fee are juniors, full-time students and holders
of a Commonwealth Government healthcare card.