The ACF Grand Prix Class 5 FIDE OPEN from Thursday night January 25 to Sunday afternoon January 28 2018 is a 7 round Swiss FIDE and ACF Rated Event.

PRIZES: 1st: $1500 2nd: $1000 3rd: $600 4th: $500 5th: $400 plus 4 Rating Group Prizes each with $200 for first and $150 for second. A Chess book will be given to the best unrated player.

VENUE: HINTERLAND HOTEL 53 STATION STREET NERANG QLD 4211 - PHONE THE HOTEL FOR ACCOMMODATION ON 07-55571699 and request the 10% discount offered for chess players.

TIME CONTROL: 90 MINUTES for each player PLUS 30 seconds a move from move 1 for each player.

ARBITER: FA MICHAEL D'ARCY ASSISTANT ARBITER MAX KERSHAW.

ENTRY CONDITIONS: All entrants must be members of their State or Territory Chess Association. Players can win only one prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
Overseas entrants must have a FIDE ID number OR must obtain one from their home country federation prior to entering.

BYES: Up to Two half point byes are available for rounds 1-5 only.

REGISTRATION: Players are requested to register between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday night January 25, so round 1 can start on time at 7:30pm.

ROUNDS: R1: 7:30PM THURS JAN 25 R2: 10AM FRI JAN 26 R3: 3PM FRI JAN 26 R4: 10AM SAT JAN 27 R5: 3PM SAT JAN 27 R6: 10AM SUN JAN 28 R7: 3PM SUN JAN 28

ENTRY FEES: Free entry for GM's, IM's, WGM's and WIM's if entered by January 18 2018. ALL OTHER PLAYERS: $100 However, if you enter by January 1, 2018 it is just $85.

ENTER BY DIRECT DEPOSIT: Direct Deposit to QWCL BSB: 814282 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50430778 then email your details to qwclqwcl@gmail.com OR text Gail Young on 0411704815. You can also post a cheque if you prefer to QWCL PO BOX 9 INALA QLD 4077 and include your name, address, mobile number, date of birth, email, FIDE ID, FIDE Rating, Home Country and Bye requests if any.

PRINT YOUR OWN ENTRY FORM: YOU MAY PRINT YOUR OWN ENTRY FORM FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU WISH off the CAQ WEBSITE under Coming Events: www.caq.org.au

DO NOT MISS THE INAUGURAL 2018 FIDE OPEN FROM THURSDAY NIGHT JANUARY 25 2018 TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 28 AT THE HINTERLAND HOTEL IN NERANG QLD!