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    2019 NSW Open

    The NSW Chess Association has great pleasure in inviting entries to the NSW Open, the premier
    weekender in NSW and a Class 5 Grand Prix event. There are outstanding prizes on offer, with the Minor
    boasting the richest prize-pool for U1600s in Australia. We look forward to seeing you there!
    Where: The Russian Club
    5-7 Albert Rd, Strathfield, NSW
    When: Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th & Monday 10th June 2019

    Schedule:
    Saturday:
    11am–11:30am Registration
    12 noon Round 1
    4:30pm Round 2
    Sunday:
    9:30am Round 3
    2:00pm Round 4
    6:30pm Round 5
    Monday:
    9:30am Round 6
    2:00pm Round 7
    6:30pm Prizegiving

    Prize fund: $8,750 (all prizes guaranteed)
    Open:
    1st $1500 2nd $1000 3rd $650 4th $550 5th $400
    Rating divisions: U2000-1800, U1800 - 1st $300 2nd $175 – in each division


    Minor (U1600 ACF): 1st $1000 2nd $600 3rd $500 4th $350 5th $300
    Rating divisions: U1400-1200, U1200 - 1st $300 2nd $175 – in each division

    Time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move
    Open entry fees if registered by 6 June: Adult: $110 Junior [U18]: $102 Aged pensioner: $92
    Open entry fees if registered on 7 June: Adult: $135 Junior [U18]: $120 Aged pensioner: $110
    Open entry fees if registered on 8 June: Adult: $155 Junior [U18]: $140 Aged pensioner: $130
    Minor entry fees if registered by 6 June: Adult: $100 Junior [U18]: $93 Aged pensioner: $82
    Minor entry fees if registered on 7 June: Adult: $125 Junior [U18]: $115 Aged pensioner: $100
    Minor entry fees if registered on 8 June: Adult: $145 Junior [U18]: $135 Aged pensioner: $120
     You need to register and pay by 6 June to be eligible for the early entry fee.
     Entries on the day of the tournament will be included in the round 1 draw at the arbiter’s discretion.
     Full-time students under 25 can enter at the junior rate. Student ID card must be produced on the day of the
    tournament otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.
     For aged pensioner discount, Centrelink Aged Pension card must be produced on the day of the tournament
    otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.
     Exemption from entry fees: FIDE titleholders – GM, IM, WGM, WIM. Entry must be received by the early
    entry cut off date of 6 June or full entry fees must be paid.
     Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not
    eligible for rating-restricted prizes, including 1st-5th prizes in the Minor.
     The Open Division will be FIDE and ACF rated. The U1600 will be ACF rated. Players not normally resident
    in Australia must have a FIDE ID number to enter the Open tournament. This can be obtained from their
    national federation.
     Forfeit times: 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.
     All NSW resident players must be full members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
     By entering the event players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.
     For further information contact e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website:
    www.nswca.org.au
     Players may request up to two half point byes prior to the start of the round before the bye is needed. Half point
    byes are not available in the last two rounds.
     All prizes not redeemed within 12 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

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    Entries this year are down a little on the last two years at this venue.
    There is some serious money on offer with this event (in both divisions), it is a good venue and we have a great arbiter team.
    I hope to see you there for the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob1 View Post
    Entries this year are down a little on the last two years at this venue.
    There is some serious money on offer with this event (in both divisions), it is a good venue and we have a great arbiter team.
    I hope to see you there for the weekend.
    I'll see you there, Bob!
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    Currently 112 entries, 59 in the Open including 1 GM, 5 IMs and 1 WGM and 53 in the U1600.
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    After the close of early entry period there are currently 128 players with 67 in the Open and 61 in the U1600.
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    The top 6 boards are available on chess24 - https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to.../nsw-open-2019

    127 players in total over the two events.
    IA/WFM Alana Chibnall

    alanachibnall@hotmail.com

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    It looks like GM Daniel Fernandez withdrew after round 5 - does anyone know why?
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    It was an enjoyable tournament to play in, if rather cramped as the venue was at capacity. Well done to the organisers and arbiters. For those who haven't seen the URL above, IM Junta Ikeda won, witn IM Igor Bjelobrk second on countback.
    Last edited by Adamski; 15-06-2019 at 02:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    It was an enjoyable tournament to play in, if rather cramped as the venue was at capacity. Well done to the organisers and arbiters. For those hwo haven't seen the URL above, IM Junta Ikeda won, witn IM Gary Lane second on countback.
    According to this link: http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/results2019.php Igor Bjelobrk came second on countback.

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    Last edited by lost; 16-06-2019 at 12:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    According to this link: http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/results2019.php Igor Bjelobrk came second on tiebreak.

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    Thanks, lost. Fixed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    According to this link: http://nswopen.nswca.org.au/results2019.php Igor Bjelobrk came second on tiebreak.

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    Irrespective of what the website shows there are no tiebreaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    Irrespective of what the website shows there are no tiebreaks.
    Maybe I used the wrong word in this case and should have used countback. So the website is not the official place for the final standings? The final standings in this link also shows Buc1 and BucT which are a form of tiebreaks as I understand. Maybe these were not the official tiebreaks for the event.

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    Last edited by lost; 16-06-2019 at 12:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    It looks like GM Daniel Fernandez withdrew after round 5 - does anyone know why?
    ... apparently not.
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