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    2021 Victorian Open (now 23-26 Sept) [CANCELLED]

    This a new thread to supersede the previous thread about the 2021 Victorian Open.

    This new thread sets out the new tournament details caused by its postponement.

    2021 Victorian Open

    Thursday 23rd September Monday 26th September
    Hosted by Melbourne Chess Club on behalf of Chess Victoria

    Tournament Page (Current entry list, entry form)


    WHERE: Melbourne Chess Club
    66 Leicester St
    Fitzroy, VIC

    CAPACITY: 80 players maximum (May change in accordance with current MCC COVID protocol. Be sure to enter early!)

    TIMETABLE: Round 1: Thu 23rd Sep , 7.00pm
    Round 2: Fri 24th Sep, 10.30am
    Round 3: Fri 24th Sep, 3.30pm
    Round 4: Sat 25th Sep, 10.30am
    Round 5: Sat 25th Sep, 3.30pm
    Round 6: Sun 26th Sep, 10.30am
    Round 7: Sun 26th Sep, 3.30pm

    ENTRY FEES: $90 Full, $80 Concession / Junior.
    GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs free if entered by Saturday 18th September.

    EARLY BIRD: $10 early bird discount if paid by Saturday 18th September.

    PRIZES ($3750 - All guaranteed!):
    1st: $1200
    2nd: $700
    3rd: $350
    4th: $250
    5th: $125
    Rating 1: 1st: $250, 2nd $125
    Rating 2: 1st: $250, 2nd $125
    Rating 3: 1st: $250, 2nd $125

    FORMAT: 7 Round Swiss.
    90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move time controls

    BYES: Up to 2 half point byes allowed in rounds 1-5.

    FORFEIT TIME: 30 minutes after published round start time

    CHIEF ARBITER: Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426 731 726, lehak10@hotmail.com)
    ORGANISER: Thai Ly (0421 912 296, melbchessclub@gmail.com)

    RATING: The event will be ACF and FIDE rated.

    ENTRY: Online via Tornelo webpage (Click here), or in person at MCC.

    CURRENT LIST OF PLAYERS: See Tornelo webpage or check this thread from time to time.

    PAYMENTS: By credit card (for online entries) or cash at MCC or to the tournament organiser.

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    67 Current Entries (as 20 June 2021)

    Below is a list of the current entries.

    Most of these entries were from players who entered prior to the postponement and whose entry has been carried over.

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    Luke Ainsworth
    Benjamin Akok
    Rheyansh Annapureddy
    Pardeep Bahra
    Roger Beattie
    Zac Bennett
    Aden Buhagiar
    Suryansh Chauhan
    Chao Xin Cheng
    Tejas Cherukuvada
    Vikas Cherukuvada
    Barnaby Chiverton
    Fergus Chiverton
    Rad Chmiel
    Peter Clark
    Joseph Daffy
    Cheng Dai
    Ari Dale (IM)
    Damien de Pyle
    Jack De Rooy
    Samuel De Rooy
    Arthur Gao
    Jaden Gregory
    Paul Haberecht
    Adam Halabe
    Anthony Harris
    James Hartley
    Patrick Hatzipavlis
    Thomas Hendrey
    Wilbur Hong
    Xavier Hong
    Liang Hong
    Kerry Hopkins
    Henry Jackson
    Leo Kalina
    Archit Kannan
    Adam Kelly
    Dillon Kirchen
    Jackie Li
    Tedric Li
    James Mak
    James Morris (IM)
    Laura Nan
    Om O'Carroll
    Leo Pasukov
    Oliver Pearl
    Daniel Poberezovsky
    Marcus Raine
    Nethaji Rathinalingam
    Chanakya Reddy Patti
    Paul Rehill
    Maickel Rodriguez
    Haran Salasan
    Emilio	Santin
    Colin Savige
    Arjun B. Srinivasan
    Swadha Sunil Datir
    Neelesh Susindran
    Ryder Testolin
    Sulia Van Sebille
    Eluri Vyshnavi
    Chris Wallis (FM)
    Cunmeng Wang
    Anthony Wang
    Elizabeth Warren
    Felix Wyss
    Jesse Zafirakos
    Last edited by Thai Ly; 20-06-2021 at 09:59 PM.

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    List of withdrawals

    As noted in the previous thread (see posts 21 and 30), any person who has entered the tournament is entitled to a refund of their entry fee payment.

    A number of people have exercised this option.

    The following is a list of those who have withdrawn.

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    Matthew Chin
    Regan Crowley
    Nicholas Ilic
    Goran Ilic
    Stephen Jago
    Tair Kuanyshev
    David Lovejoy
    Behrang Mohamadi
    Stephen Navra
    Roark Navra
    Alexandros Pappas
    Harrison Trewin
    Samuel Trewin

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    I can't find the entry/payment link on site provided above.

    On the individual Tornelo files (*) it has me as having paid

    Attachment 4918

    Which I don't think is the case since I can't locate such transaction on my credit card records
    and I also cannot find my name on the entry list.

    Please clarify, thanks in advance! E.

    PS If capacity of entries has been reached please put me onto a waiting list so I can replace some person who withdraws if any. Cheers E.

    (*) I don't know why I have to use a user / password in order to log on to Tornelo to search for MCC related stuff.
    I also don't know and I don't really care about what agreements MCC has made with that company but I honestly don't understand why
    do I have to provide Tornelo with my credit card acc/no. and other personal details since MCC already has those details
    Last edited by ER; 21-06-2021 at 03:59 PM.
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    done. see you all there! E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    I can't find the entry/payment link on site provided above.
    Thank you ER for commenting on the issue of not finding the entry/payment link.

    We have looked at the issue and we think that the issue relates to the fact that the Tornelo tournament page had reached its (initial) limit of 80 registrants. This included registrants who then subsequently withdrew.

    We will see how to best resolve this issue, but in the meantime we have temporarily lifted to limit of tournament registrants as a short term solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Ly View Post
    Thank you ER for commenting on the issue of not finding the entry/payment link.

    We have looked at the issue and we think that the issue relates to the fact that the Tornelo tournament page had reached its (initial) limit of 80 registrants. This included registrants who then subsequently withdrew.

    We will see how to best resolve this issue, but in the meantime we have temporarily lifted to limit of tournament registrants as a short term solution.
    Thanks Thai. actually, I managed to enter by clicking on a small key labelled "play"

    In case the limit of entries has been reached and no further withdraws have taken place, so be it.

    BTW I will not ask for a refund of my entry fee as it is my policy never to ask for refunds from club and/or State associations organised tournaments.

    So please keep the money as a donation to a whatever use you see fit.

    Cheers, E.
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    Good day Thai Ly,

    Could you please tell me how many people are currently on the waiting list? I can only see 80 registrants on the Tornelo page.

    Cheers

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    Field limit (80 players) reached - waiting list now open

    MCC confirms that the current field limit of 80 players has been reached.

    Consequently, entry and payment into the Vic Open via Tornelo is now closed. This will only be reopened if the filed limit is increased (in response to changes in Victorian Government COVID restrictions)

    Any person wishing to be listed on the Vic Open waiting list should email MCC directly at melbchessclub@gmail.com.

    We currently have a single player on the waiting list.

    In the event that the field limit is increased or an a spot in the tournament opens up due to a withdrawal, MCC will contact the nnext person on the waiting list confirm his/her entry and payment.

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    Current Entries (full field of 80 players)

    Below is the current field, which is at capacity of 80 players.

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    Luke Ainsworth
    Benjamin Akok
    Rheyansh Annapureddy
    Pardeep Bahra
    Roger Beattie
    Zac Bennett
    Roland Brockman
    Aden Buhagiar
    Mason Carter
    Suryansh Chauhan
    Chao Xin Cheng
    Tejas Cherukuvada
    Vikas Cherukuvada
    Barnaby Chiverton
    Fergus Chiverton
    Peter Clark
    Joseph Daffy
    Cheng Dai
    Ari Dale (IM)
    Damien de Pyle
    Samuel De Rooy
    Jack De Rooy
    Arthur Gao
    Jaden Gregory
    Samuel Grigg
    Paul Haberecht
    Adam Halabe
    Anthony Harris
    James Hartley
    Patrick Hatzipavlis
    Thomas Hendrey
    Wilbur Hong
    Xavier Hong
    Liang Hong
    Kerry Hopkins
    Henry Jackson
    Leo Kalina
    Archit Kannan
    Adam Kelly
    Dillon Kirchen
    Oliver Li
    Tedric Li
    Jackie Li
    James Mak
    Cameron McGowan
    James Morris (IM)
    Laura	Nan
    Lucas Ni
    Om O'Carroll
    Leo Pasukov
    Oliver Pearl
    Daniel Poberezovsky
    Kris Quek
    Lucien Rae Gentil
    Marcus Raine
    Nethaji Rathinalingam
    Chanakya Reddy Patti
    Paul Rehill
    Elliot Renzies
    Maickel Rodriguez
    Haran Salasan
    Emilio Santin
    Colin Savige
    Daniel Solomontchik
    Arjun B. Srinivasan
    Swadha Sunil Datir
    Neelesh Susindran
    Ryder Testolin
    Randheer Thogata
    Sulia Van Sebille
    Eluri Vyshnavi
    Chris Wallis (FM)
    Cunmeng Wang
    Ruicheng Wang
    Anthony Wang
    Elizabeth Warren
    Garth Whitney
    Felix Wyss
    Micah Young
    Jesse Zafirakos
    Edit - Have just received a message from Joseph Daffy that he is withdrawing from the tournament. His spot will now be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
    Last edited by Thai Ly; 15-07-2021 at 12:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Ly View Post
    MCC confirms that the current field limit of 80 players has been reached.

    Consequently, entry and payment into the Vic Open via Tornelo is now closed. This will only be reopened if the filed limit is increased (in response to changes in Victorian Government COVID restrictions)

    Any person wishing to be listed on the Vic Open waiting list should email MCC directly at melbchessclub@gmail.com.

    We currently have a single player on the waiting list.

    In the event that the field limit is increased or an a spot in the tournament opens up due to a withdrawal, MCC will contact the nnext person on the waiting list confirm his/her entry and payment.
    Thanks Thai Ly, I have just sent an email to MCC to be added to the waiting list (Alexander Buda)

    Cheers

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    Cancellation of 2021 Victorian Open

    Cancellation of 2021 Victorian Open (23-26 Sept)

    Dear Victorian chess players

    Melbourne Chess Club (MCC) regrets to advise that it has decided to cancel the 2021 Victorian Open.

    The 2021 Victorian Open had 80 registered entrants and had been rescheduled (after an earlier COVID lockdown in July) to be played at MCC during the AFL Grand Final long-weekend of 23 to 26 September 2021.

    MCC has made this decision after the Victorian Government's most recent announcement concerning the future status of the current COVID lockdown.

    Given projected time-frames set out in this announcement for the easing of Victorian Health Directives that restrict gatherings of people, MCC has determined that it cannot feasibly host the 2021 Victorian Open as intended.

    Chess Victoria has been informed of MCC's decision to cancel the 2021 Victorian Open.

    Over the next few weeks, MCC will process refunds to all players who had paid money to enter the tournament.

    MCC apologises for any inconvenience and hopes to announce further chess activities, whether online or OTB (once permitted), in the near future.

    Regards

    Melbourne Chess Club

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    Mods - please amend the title of this thread to note cancellation. Please also archive the thread once the month of September has ended.

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    So will they un-cancel the Grand Final Eve blitz (albeit online, if so) now that this weekender isn't taking place?
    Last edited by Michael. I; 05-09-2021 at 11:17 PM. Reason: Mention 'albeit online', as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Ly View Post
    [...]
    Over the next few weeks, MCC will process refunds to all players who had paid money to enter the tournament. [...]
    Hi Thai, no need to refund my entry fee.
    Please accept the money as a donation to the club in whichever use the committee sees fit. E.R.
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