2019 MCC Greg Hjorth Open Weekender



Friday November 1st Tuesday November 5th

Numbers are limited, so avoid tears and enter early. Enter through the website.

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.

Entry Fee:

$95 Full Member, $85 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members)
Free entry for Club Member GMs/WGMs, IMs/WIMs and FMs/WFMs and non Victorian GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs.
$10 early bird discount if paid before Friday 25th Oct.
If you want a round 1 bye you must have have fully paid your entry to be paired. Refunds are available if notified 24 hours before the event.

Prizes: $6000+ Prize pool guaranteed

1st: $2000
2nd: $1200
3rd: $700
4th: $400
5th: $200
6th: $100

Rating 1, 1st: $200
Rating 1, 2nd: $100
Rating 2, 1st: $200
Rating 2, 2nd: $100
Rating 3, 1st: $200
Rating 3, 2nd: $100
Rating 4, 1st: $200
Rating 4, 2nd: $100
Rating 5, 1st: $200
Rating 5, 2nd: $100

Unrated: Free entry to another MCC tournament.
Hjorth Junior: $150 (biggest FIDE rating upset before last round)
Brilliancy Prize: $40 book voucher prize for library plus chance to win in overall Hjorth Brilliancy for the year.

Byes: Players may take 2 half point byes in rounds 1-7.


Round 1: Fri 1st Nov, 7pm
Round 2: Sat 2nd Nov, 10.30am
Round 3: Sat 2nd Nov, 3.30pm
Round 4: Sun 3rd Nov, 10.30am
Round 5: Sun 3rd Nov, 3.30pm
Round 6: Mon 4th Nov, 10.30am
Round 7: Mon 4th Nov, 3.30pm
Round 8: Tue 5th Nov, 10.30am
Round 9: Tue 5th Nov, 3.30pm

Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

Further Questions: Contact melbchessclub@gmail.com or

Organiser: Simon Dale (0407 834 027, scd@thecrag.com), or

Arbiter: Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426731726, melbchessclub@gmail.com)