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    The Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid (Saturday, November 27th)

    Gold Coast Chess Club Inc. is proud to present the
    The Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid
    Saturday 27th November


    I would love to be involved in chess for girls. For mental toughness.
    Chess teaches that. WIM Arianne Caoili

    Gold Coast Chess Club cordially invites you to commemorate the life and chess of WIM Arianne Caoili, who began her chess journey at Somerset College and tragically passed away in 2020 in her prime.

    A 7-round Swiss tournament.

    FIDE Rapid, ACF Quick and QJ rated

    Total Prize Pool: $3500

    Prizes:
    Open 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, 4th $150, 5th $100
    Women 1st $500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100

    4 Rating Group Prizes of $150 and an ACF Unrated prize of $100

    Juniors Girls High School Trophies 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    Junior Girls Primary Trophies 1st, 2nd and 3rd

    IMPORTANT:
    Players without a FIDE ID must be Australian citizens or permanent residents otherwise they will have to register with their FIDE country of citizenship prior to registering for the event.

    Entry Fees: Early $40 until Oct 31st. Standard $50 Late $70 from Nov 24th
    GM/IM/WGM/WIM Free Entry

    Entries Close on Friday, November 26th at 6:00 pm.

    Online Entry at: https://goldcoastchessclub.org.au/ev...al-fide-rapid/

    Venue: Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre,
    833 Southport Nerang Rd, Nerang QLD 4211

    Time control:
    20 minutes + 10 seconds increment from move 1

    Pairing System: Vega using Swiss Dutch FIDE JaVaFo
    Tie Break: 1.Buchholz Cut 1; 2.Buchholz; 3.Direct Encounter.

    Eligibility: 2021 CAQ membership is required
    CAQ membership: https://caq.org.au/membership/

    Schedule:
    Registration: Saturday, 27th November 8:45-9:15
    Round 1 @ 9:30am
    Rounds 2-7 will commence once all players are complete their rounds.

    Presentations: Approximately 5:00 pm

    Forfeiture time: 20 minutes from start time.

    Half Point Byes: A maximum of two half point byes only will be permitted for
    rounds 1 to 5. Byes for round 1 must be notified before 6:00pm, November 26.

    DOP NA Mathew Smith
    Chief Arbiter FA David Esmonde, Deputy Arbiter NA Mathew Smith

    In case of a tie, the Tournament title will be decided on tie-break but all prize money for placings will be evenly split. Players may win one prize only, the highest prize they are eligible for.

    A list of entries will be published over the next weeks. Look forward to seeing you there!

    Further enquiries:
    Mathew Smith 0406 402 180
    goldcoastchess@gmail.com

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    Additional Regulation for the FIDE Rapid event:

    For this event, rule A.4 of the Rapid Chess rules will be in operation.
    Last edited by strollingrhino; 28-09-2021 at 10:01 PM.

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    To avoid any confusion all females of any age are eligible for the women’s cash prizes.

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    Moulthun said he's probably playing... be sure to harass him until he commits!

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    Last week of early entry of $40, from Nov 1st standard entry fee applies. Enter early and save some cash!!

    https://goldcoastchessclub.org.au/ev...al-fide-rapid/

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    Sorry Matt - I could not resist...many years of teasing and FINALLY, Graeme Gardiner has entered - rapid rating 1421
    g=C800:5

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    Earlybird Entry Ends tomorrow - Standard Entry from Monday, Nov 1st. Enter early and save some cash!!
    Registration at:
    https://goldcoastchessclub.org.au/ev...al-fide-rapid/

    Entries to date:
    Michael D'Arcy
    Terrence Tang
    Peter Hanna
    Graeme Gardiner
    Ekaterina Gratchev
    Elizaveta Gratchev
    Suvan Nag
    Tristan Smith
    Elizabeth Williams
    Kotaro Inukai
    Rentaro Inukai
    Stephanie Yuan
    Elijah Hadikusumo
    WooJoon Ki
    Chloe Wang
    Kristian Rees
    Kai Rees
    Gary Deheng Fei

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    The Graeme Gardiner has now entered.... this will be a great event. Myself and Andrew FitzPatrick are also intending to enter.

    I believe FM Dusan Stojic and WIM Alexandra Jule are also playing from a discussion with Dusan last week.

    This is definitely a tournament to get behind.

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    Thanks Shaun... A few more entries...

    Entries to date:
    FM Yi Liu
    Michael D'Arcy
    Daniel Ford
    Terrence Tang
    Tane Legg
    Eason Wang
    Peter Hanna
    Graeme Gardiner
    Ekaterina Gratchev
    Elizaveta Gratchev
    Bruce Harris
    Calen Tang
    Suvan Nag
    Tristan Smith
    James Hong
    Elizabeth Williams
    Jacob Martin
    Kotaro Inukai
    Rentaro Inukai
    Nikolaj Brdaric
    Stephanie Yuan
    Elijah Hadikusumo
    Harrison Qu
    WooJoon Ki
    Chloe Wang
    Kristian Rees
    Kai Rees
    Gary Deheng Fei
    Angela Yuan

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    GM Moulthun Ly has now entered this event!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun94 View Post
    GM Moulthun Ly has now entered this event!
    That is excellent news Shaun. Hoping for an excellent turnout from players of all ages and abilities.

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    Three Weeks to go!! 40 Entries to date - and just 8 females so far...

    GM Moulthun Ly
    FM Yi Liu
    Sam Grigg
    Michael D'Arcy
    Daniel Ford
    Shaun Curtis
    Terrence Tang
    Tane Legg
    Mia Jigando Balan
    Eason Wang
    Peter Hanna
    Graeme Gardiner
    Callum Gray
    Ekaterina Gratchev
    Noah Rose
    Elizaveta Gratchev
    Bruce Harris
    Calen Tang
    Suvan Nag
    Tristan Smith
    James Hong
    Elizabeth Williams
    James Shoring
    Jacob Martin
    Kotaro Inukai
    Rentaro Inukai
    Nikolaj Brdaric
    Neo Jigando Balan
    Stephanie Yuan
    Elijah Hadikusumo
    Justin Tong
    Harrison Qu
    WooJoon Ki
    Chloe Wang
    Kristian Rees
    Kai Rees
    Hamsini Dudipalli
    Gary Deheng Fei
    Angela Yuan
    Max Tong
    Last edited by strollingrhino; 08-11-2021 at 07:31 PM.

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    2 Weeks to go... Entries so far

    GM Moulthun Ly
    FM Yi Liu
    Jayden Ooi
    Sam Grigg
    Alain Pardoen
    Michael D'Arcy
    Daniel Ford
    Shaun Curtis
    Terrence Tang
    Tane Legg
    Mia Jigando Balan
    Eason Wang
    Peter Hanna
    Graeme Gardiner
    Callum Gray
    Ekaterina Gratchev
    Noah Rose
    Elizaveta Gratchev
    Bruce Harris
    Calen Tang
    Suvan Nag
    Tristan Smith
    James Hong
    Bryan Yang
    Elizabeth Williams
    James Shoring
    Jacob Martin
    Kotaro Inukai
    Rentaro Inukai
    Nikolaj Brdaric
    Neo Jigando Balan
    Stephanie Yuan
    Elijah Hadikusumo
    Justin Tong
    Harrison Qu
    WooJoon Ki
    Chloe Wang
    Kristian Rees
    Kai Rees
    Robert Kennedy
    Richard Kennedy
    Hamsini Dudipalli
    Gary Deheng Fei
    Angela Yuan
    Max Tong
    Hugh Mead
    Anqi Shan

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    Great to see this event happening in memory of a special WIM.
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    Big announcement! Another Grand Master has entered!

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