The Victorian Country Chess Championship will be held on the weekend of the 8th & 9th of October this year in Swan Hill.
(After years of Stewart Booth travelling from Swan Hill to play in this tournament, it's time for the tournament to travel to Stewart!)
Venue: Alcheringa Hostel, 44 Rutherford St, Swan Hill.
Round 1: 9.30 am
Round 2: 1.00 pm
Round 3: 4.00 pm
Round 4: 9.00 am
Round 5: 12.30 pm
Round 6: 3.30 pm
Entry Fees: $50 Adult $30 Concession
Eligibility: The Victorian Country Chess Championship is open to all Victorian players whose main place of residence is outside a 50 km radius from the Melbourne GPO.
Rate of Play: All moves in 60 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.
Prizes: All entry fees will be distributed in prizes after deduction of expenses in conducting the event. There will be prizes awarded for the first three players in the Championship and Reserve sections. If there is a tie for a title then joint champions will be declared and prize money divided equally. All players will compete in a single tournament. The prize pool will be allocated 75% to the Championship and 25% to the Reserve.
Accommodation: There will be limited accommodation free of charge at the venue (you will need to bring your own pillows, sheets, blankets & towels). 15 rooms only, so first in, best dressed. Alternative arragnements can be made at the numerous motels, hotels & caravan parks.
Contacts: Kevin Perrin or Nigel Barrow: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (or phone numbers provided on the link to the Ballarat Chess Club site).
More information: Victorian Rural Chess League