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    2021 MCC Blitz Championship (Sunday 31 Jan)

    2021 Melbourne Chess Club Blitz Championship

    Where
    Melbourne Chess Cub
    66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, VIC

    When
    Sunday 31 January 2021
    Entries Close: 3:45 pm
    Tournament Start: 4:00 pm

    Format
    13 Round Swiss Tournament
    Entry is open to all players (Members and non-Member).

    Byes
    Players may take up to 2 half point byes during rounds 1-11

    Time Control
    3 minutes + 2 seconds per move.

    Pairings and Ratings
    The tournament will be Tornelo rated only.
    Pairings will be done on the basis of Tornelo ratings
    Any player who does not have a current Tornelo rating will have a Tornelo profile generated based on the current FIDE or ACF rating.

    Entry Fee
    $12 Full Member, $10 Concession / Junior Member. (Add $10 for non Members)
    Club Member GMs, IMs and FMs free. GMs and IMs not resident in Victoria free.

    Prizes
    First prize of $150 and 2 rating prizes of $50 are guaranteed.
    Further prizes may be determined depending on numbers of entrants.
    The highest scoring MCC member will obtain the title of MCC Blitz Champion.
    If necessary a playoff or count-back may be used to determined the MCC Blitz Champion.

    Tournament Organiser
    Thai Ly (0421 912 296 or melbchessclub@gmail.com)

    Arbiter
    To be confirmed

    Further Questions
    melbchessclub@gmail.com

    Registration of entry can be done by Registering on Tornelo (Link to be created soon), contacting the Tournament Organiser or by entering in person at MCC prior to the scheduled close of entries.

    Please note - MCC's COVID protocols for Allegros will apply to this tournament.

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    Tornelo page now open for entries

    Below is the link to the Tornelo page for entry to the 2021 MCC Blitz Championship.

    https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbo...z-championship

    Make sure you register early as the COVID restrictions mean that no more than 62 players will be accepted.

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    Become a 2021 MCC member to get discounted entry

    Just a reminder that you can become a MCC member for 2021 to get discounted entries to MCC tournaments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Ly View Post
    MCC memberships for 2021 are now open and can be paid online via the Trybooking website:

    2021 MCC memberships Trybooking page


    In light of the effect of COVID restrictions over the much of the past year, MCC are providing major discounts for the 2021 memberships, particularly for any member who is renewing their current membership.

    The fees are set out below:

    2021 MCC Membership Fees
    Adult (Renewing) - $85.00
    Adult - $120.00

    Concession (Renewing) - $62.50
    Concession - $75.00

    Junior (Renewing) - $42.50
    Junior - $60.00

    Country (Renewing) - $30.00
    Country - $45.00

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    30 current entries - IM Mark Chapman top seed

    We are steadily getting more entries for the MCC Blitz Championship which is on this Sunday.

    The field below is currently headed by IM Mark Chapman with FM Michael Baron the next seed.

    Please enter early just in case there is a rush as Sunday nears.

    Code:
    Aden Buhagiar
    Aman Deepak Thadani
    Benjamin Pasquali
    Budveen Hewabaddage
    Chloe Chen
    Daniel Accary
    Daniel Poberezovsky
    David Beaumont
    Goran Illic
    Hans Gao
    Ishraf Ismath
    Jack De Rooy
    Jesse Zafirakos
    Joshua Culbert
    Justin Goodison
    Leo Kalina
    Leonard Goodison
    Marcel Lammerse
    Mark Chapman (IM)
    Michael Baron (FM)
    Nicholas Ilic
    Prabhat Sinha
    Regan Crowley
    Rheyansh Annapureddy
    Riley Dexter
    Robert Frantzeskos
    Ryder Testolin
    Samuel De Rooy
    Thai Ly
    Thomas Hormann

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    How long is each round? Will this finish at 8pm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael. I View Post
    How long is each round? Will this finish at 8pm?
    3'+2" blitz takes less than 10 minutes a game. Assuming Rounds are played shortly of the previous finishing I would say 6:30 as a finishing time. (May go later though).

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    Thanks :-)

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    Congratulations to Mark Chapman for his perfect score, and all the big-improvers by rating, sometimes by up to, what, in excess of 100 points? Good grief*! :-)
    *Of surprise, so no offence, although I've seen that happen before (that said, there are 2-digit improvements in rating without a score much higher than the expected score).

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    https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbo...nship/pairings
    Blitz results. Fantastic performance by Mark Chapman!
    Also 8 yo Arthur Gao finished outright 4th.
    The highlight of my tournament was watching my (adult!) opponent perform a celebratory dance after I blundered mate in a winning position in rd 2 .
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    I wasn't there, though...

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    Prize winners

    Well done to all prize winners in the 2021 MCC Blitz Championship.

    From a full field in attendance, IM Mark Chapman won with a perfect 13/13.

    2nd place and the 2021 MCC Blitz Champion title went to IM Ari Dale with 12/13. His game with Mark was obviously pivotal to the final results.

    3rd place was won by FM Michael Baron on 10/13.

    Full results and standings at the Tornelo tournament page: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbo...z-championship

    Open
    1st - Mark Chapman - $200
    2nd - Ari Dale - $100
    3rd - Michael Baron - $70

    Rating Group 1 (<1850)
    1st - Arthur Gao - $60
    2nd - Daniel Poberezovsky - $25

    Rating Group 2 (<1500)
    1st - Chloe Fan - $50
    2nd - Leonard Goodison - $25

    Rating Group 3 (<1250)
    =1st - Randheer Thogata, Hirday Bajaj, Jack De Rooy - $25 each

    Biggest Upset - Hirday Bajaj (for win over Arthur Gao) - $20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Ly View Post
    Well done to all prize winners in the 2021 MCC Blitz Championship.

    From a full field in attendance, IM Mark Chapman won with a perfect 13/13.

    2nd place and the 2021 MCC Blitz Champion title went to IM Ari Dale with 12/13. His game with Mark was obviously pivotal to the final results.

    3rd place was won by FM Michael Baron on 10/13.

    Full results and standings at the Tornelo tournament page: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbo...z-championship

    Open
    1st - Mark Chapman - $200
    2nd - Ari Dale - $100
    3rd - Michael Baron - $70

    Rating Group 1 (<1850)
    1st - Arthur Gao - $60
    2nd - Daniel Poberezovsky - $25

    Rating Group 2 (<1500)
    1st - Chloe Fan - $50
    2nd - Leonard Goodison - $25

    Rating Group 3 (<1250)
    =1st - Randheer Thogata, Hirday Bajaj, Jack De Rooy - $25 each

    Biggest Upset - Hirday Bajaj (for win over Arthur Gao) - $20
    The tournament clearly shows that Aurthur Gao may become one of stars of the Victorian chess scene very soon!
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    Very happy to see South Aussie Mark Chapman smash all you Vics.

    Arthur Gao seems to be a huge talent, great to see him doing so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Very happy to see South Aussie Mark Chapman smash all you Vics.

    Arthur Gao seems to be a huge talent, great to see him doing so well.
    So what is stopping Mark Chapman from having the actual title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Very happy to see South Aussie Mark Chapman smash all you Vics.

    Arthur Gao seems to be a huge talent, great to see him doing so well.
    We've taken good care of Mark in recent allegros .
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