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    U20 Churchie FIDE Chess Festival (10th,13-17th of December)

    Starts: 10th, 13th December, 2021
    Ends: 17th December, 2021
    Location: Anglican Church Grammar School- Morris Hall, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane QLD 4169
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    We are pleased to announce that we are holding a FIDE rated U20 Chess Festival over the end of the first and second weeks of the December school holidays. This tournament is open to all U20 players, i.e. the player does not need to be a Churchie student.

    This festival of chess kicks off a Blitz tournament on Friday the 10th of December, from 10am to 2pm. We shall hold an optional pre-tournament tactics and strategy lesson from 7:30am on the morning of the tournament, to allow players to arrive early to the tournament.

    This week-long 7 round Swiss pairing tournament has a time control of 60|30, with a Rapid tournament held within it on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 2pm each day. The optional pre-tournament tactics and strategy lessons shall also be available every day during this week for players needing an early drop-off. All of these tournaments are of course FIDE, ACF and QJ rated. Further details of the regulations for all the tournaments can be found here: https://churchiechessfestival.aunz.n...urnaments-2021

    For each of the three tournaments, there is an offering to hire an electronic DGT board for all of the games within each tournament, which means that analysis can be easily conducted on these games as the PGNs are readily available for the user.

    A canteen shall be open each day that the tournaments operate, but we advise that players bring their own snacks and lunch.

    Starts: 10th, 13th December, 2021
    Ends: 17th December, 2021
    Location: Anglican Church Grammar School- Morris Hall, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane QLD 4169

    Schedule:
    Friday 10th of December: FIDE Blitz 9 rounds (10am-2pm)
    Monday 13th of December: FIDE Swiss Rd 1 (9am) + FIDE Swiss Rd 2 (2pm)
    Tuesday 14th of December: FIDE Swiss Rd 3 (9am) + FIDE Rapid Rd 1-3 (2pm)
    Wednesday 15th of December: FIDE Swiss Rd 4 (9am) + FIDE Swiss Rd 5 (2pm)
    Thursday 16th of December: FIDE Swiss Rd 6 (9am) + FIDE Rapid Rd 4-6 (2pm)
    Friday 17th of December: FIDE Swiss Rd 7 (9am) + FIDE Rapid Rd 7-9 (2pm)


    Description:
    With three FIDE events running in the first and second week of Queensland school holidays and more than $3000 in prize money, the Churchie Chess Festival provides all players under the age of 20 a good opportunity to get a FIDE rating or improve on their current one.

    Registration can be found here: https://churchie.onestopsecure.com/o..._ACTION_DATA=8
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    Going to be rather interesting if Qld hits the 80% double-dose vaccination rate before December 17 for this event?

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    The field looks very wide open for the $1000 first prize!

    Entry list as of the 4th of December:

    1. Sean Hansen
    2. Elizabeth Williams
    3. Issac Chen
    4. Ryan Liaw
    5. Jeongmin Choi
    6. Terrance Tang
    7. Benjamin Leong
    8. Joel Leong
    9. Oscar Tan
    10. Elliott Dudgeon
    11. Joshua McCorkell
    12. Marjet Garcia
    13. Brian La
    14. Alex Gu
    15. Issac Liu
    16. Micah Young
    17. Stephanie Tan
    18. Mike Liu
    19. DJ Li

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    Currently, the prize pool for all three tournaments is $2700

    Classical Event:
    1st: $1000
    2nd: $600
    3rd: $400

    Rapid Event:
    1st: $200
    2nd: $100
    3rd: $50
    Best unrated price: $100 in gift cards

    Blitz Event:
    1st: $200
    2nd: $100
    3rd: $50
    Best unrated: $100 in gift cards

    Prizes for u1500 and unrated player(s) will be dependent on entries. These extra prize(s) will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Chief Organiser.

    With Queensland potentially opening their border in the next couple of days at 80% double vaccination rates, we are hopeful that interstate players will be able to play in this event too.
    Last edited by henrysj; 06-12-2021 at 12:12 PM.

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    Qld will open its borders from next Monday, with the 80% fully vaccinated target expected to be reached this week. That also means that players over 16 will likely be required to be fully vaccinated, and even visitors over 16 may need at least one vaccination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Qld will open its borders from next Monday, with the 80% fully vaccinated target expected to be reached this week. That also means that players over 16 will likely be required to be fully vaccinated, and even visitors over 16 may need at least one vaccination.
    QLD Govt advice states that restrictions will apply from the 17th December.

    https://www.qld.gov.au/health/condit...ination-status
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    Quote Originally Posted by iSage View Post
    QLD Govt advice states that restrictions will apply from the 17th December.
    https://www.qld.gov.au/health/condit...ination-status
    December 17 is definitely the critical date - I didn't mean to imply that they would apply immediately Qld reaches the 80% mark.

    However I believe that the restrictions will apply on December 17 itself (from the above link): "These changes will commence on 17 December 2021, regardless of when 80% of Queenslanders aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated."

    I work in schools, and I've received emails from them stating that at least one vaccination is required by December 17, which is consistent with the restrictions starting on December 17, and therefore applying to this event. Which is why I'm posting on this thread.

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    We finished testing the scripts linking the DGT boards to the " Churchie ACE System" - https://ccf.aunz.net/

    To sweeten the deal Livechess is adding our "Database Secrets" lessons for anyone using the ACE System - this includes an open source chess database plus 1.3 million games.
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