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  1. #1
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2015

    2021 MCC Blitz Championship (Sunday 31 Jan)

    2021 Melbourne Chess Club Blitz Championship

    Melbourne Chess Cub
    66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, VIC

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

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

    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.

    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

    To be confirmed

    Further Questions

    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.

  2. #2
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2015

    Tornelo page now open for entries

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

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

  3. #3
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2015

    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

  4. #4
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2015

    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.

    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

  5. #5
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    How long is each round? Will this finish at 8pm?

  6. #6
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    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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