When: Monday 9th September to Monday 11th November (no play Monday 5th November due to Cup Weekender event). 9 consecutive Monday evenings at 7.15pm. Entries close 6pm, 9th September.

Where: Melbourne Chess Club. 66 Leicester St. Fitzroy, 3065.

Format: 9 round Swiss

Time Control: 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move. Forfeit time is 30 minutes after game begins.

Byes: Players may take up to 2 half point byes in rounds 1 to 7. Half point byes are not given in rounds 8 and 9.

Entry Fee: $75 full, $65 concession, less $10 for MCC members. Free for GMs, IMs and FMs who are also MCC members.

Grand Prix: The event will be part of the 2013 MCC grand prix.

Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

Pairings: Swissperfect will be used for pairings.

Arbiter: Kerry Stead

Further Questions: Contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or email: