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    2019 Victorian Junior Masters Tournament

    2019 Victorian Junior Masters Tournament

    Chess Victoria Presents the 2019 Victorian Junior Masters Tournament

    Format: Round Robin up to 9 rounds depending on number of entries.
    Venue: Melbourne Chess Club (66 Leicester St, Fitzroy)
    Eligibility:
    Players must be committed to playing every round as no byes can be taken. DO NOT enter this tournament if you cannot play every round.
    Within each Junior age category below: (U8,U8G,U10,U10G,U12,U12G,U14,U14G,U16,U16G), players will be invited to enter based on the following criteria:
    1. Junior players with the highest June ACF classic ratings
    2. Junior players performance at the 2019 Victorian Juniors
    Players cannot enter outside their age category
    Some age categories may be combined due to numbers.

    The Tournament Director (IA Peter Tsai) will be contacting the appropriate players for entry.

    Rate of play:
    1. U8 - all moves in 30 minutes + 30 seconds per move increment.
    2. All other categories 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move increment.

    Schedule:
    1. U8 category:
    Round 1 Wednesday 2 October 9:30 am
    Round 2 Wednesday 2 October 11:30 am
    Round 3 Wednesday 2 October 1:30 pm
    Round 4 Thursday 3 October 9:30 am
    Round 5 Thursday 3 October 11:30 am
    Round 6 Thursday 3 October 1:30 pm
    Round 7 Friday 4 October 9:30 am
    Round 8 Friday 4 October 11:30 am
    Round 9 Friday 4 October 1:30 pm

    2. All other categories:
    Round 1 Wednesday 2 October 9:30 am
    Round 2 Wednesday 2 October 1:00 pm
    Round 3 Thursday 3 October 9:30 am
    Round 4 Thursday 3 October 1:00 pm
    Round 5 Friday 4 October 9:30 am
    Round 6 Friday 4 October 1:00 pm
    Round 7 Saturday 5 October 9:30 am
    Round 8 Sunday 6 October 9:30 am
    Round 9 Sunday 6 October 1:00 pm


    Ratings: Event will be rated on ACF
    Forfeit time: 30 minutes after scheduled start time
    Byes: NO BYES can be taken
    Entry Fees: $60
    Payments: Cash to the Chess Victoria treasurer Trevor Stanning or EFT to Westpac BSB 033 272 Account 36 5143
    Entries & enquiries: by e-mail to the Tournament Director Peter Tsai chess@t-s-a-i.com or 0419324870

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    Note for players and Parents who are going to play there on Saturdays: Allegro starts at 2.15 so you are welcome to play in Allegro as well! Try out the allegro if you have not done so already!
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    Why do you force players to play in their own age-group? For instance if there is a really strong U/12 player who plays it’s not a challenging event for him and the other U/12 have no chance. It’s better for his chess development if he plays against his peers in rating rather than age. Imagine forcing a 13 year-old Anton to play in the Australian U/14 than letting him compete in (and probably win) the U/18. A very bad idea!
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    Almost 10 years ago, before the Australian Junior chess Championship in Tasmania in 2010, a similar discussion was taking place. Ian was also using Anton's example, who was only 8 then but as a result of this discussion was allowed to play in the under 18 section.
    Last edited by Vlad; 23-08-2019 at 01:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammo View Post
    Why do you force players to play in their own age-group? For instance if there is a really strong U/12 player who plays it’s not a challenging event for him and the other U/12 have no chance. It’s better for his chess development if he plays against his peers in rating rather than age. Imagine forcing a 13 year-old Anton to play in the Australian U/14 than letting him compete in (and probably win) the U/18. A very bad idea!
    I would think if a 12 yo is strong enough to play in U14 the organisers would allow it. Its common sense as well as a standard practice internationally (and i would think nationally)
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    Its better if juniors can play above their age category. Back in the good old days
    i always did it as a junior.
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